Jonathan Comer Cemetery

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Jonathan Comer Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Troutdale

Directions: West of Troutdale Hwy (SR 16) on the south edge of Troutdale town limits. A sign on Troutdale Hwy identifies the entrance to the cemetery. The cemetery is not visible from the highway. Cross the stream and drive up the hill.

GPS Coordinates: N36.690704 W81.431305

Surveyed by: 15 March 2003 by Ginger Ballard, Rich Ballard and Susan Taylor Woodson.

Comments: There are 111 graves identified in this record. The sign pointing to this cemetery indicates that it was established in 1873. Miscellaneous notes are from Bette Nelson and Paul Herndon.

Jonathan Comer Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
unknowns     two crosses
GOWINGS, Clyde 30 Aug 1905 3 Nov 1905  
GOWINGS, E.A. 2 Nov 1873 6 Sept 1918  
GOWINGS, Emma 21 Oct 1906 24 Oct 1937  
unknown     cross
BLEVINS, Stella 27 Oct 1911 1 Apr 1912 [d/o F. Marion and Ella Mae Lovelace Blevins]
BLEVINS, Lewis 4 Nov 1920 14 Nov 1934/1937 [s/o F. Marion and Ella Mae Lovelace Blevins]
BLEVINS, Ella Mae 22 Jun 1888 15 Jul 1963 [d/o William C. and Emoline West Lovelace; w/o F. Marion Blevins]
BLEVINS, F. Marion 2 Jun 1887 24 Mar 1970  
BLEVINS, Rhoda Ethel 11 Mar 1915 8 Nov 1997  
unknown     cross
LYLES, Molly 4 Jul 1865 4 Aug 1913  
unknown     cross
LYALL, James W. 3 Sep 1868 7 Aug 1945  
Row 2
HAWKINS, Douglas Frank 5 April 1956 15 Oct 1956 s/o Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Hawkins [nee Georgia Cox]
unknown     stone
unknowns     four crosses
Row 3
GOINGS, Howard R. 2 July 1908 11 Jul 1962 West Virginia PFC U.S. Army World War II BSM
unknown     small stone
unknowns     twelve crosses
SMITH, Effie May 4 Oct 1895 20 Jan 1913 age 17 yrs 3 mo 16 ds; [d/o John and Mary A. Tedder Smith]
SMITH, Mary A. 17 Aug 1856 24 Dec 1917 [nee Tedder; w/o John Smith]
SMITH, John   Jul 1926 cross
SMITH, Emmett M. 1876 1948 [s/o John and Mary A. Tedder Smith]
COMER, Walker B. 1893 1930  
COMER, Ollie 1893 1938 w/o Walker B. Comer
Row 4
BARKER, Arthur N. 26 Aug 1896 25 Mar 1973 [s/o Wilburn Norman and Sarah Hurley Barker]
BARKER, Beadie C. 12 May 1899 20 May 1973 [nee Comer; w/o Arthur N. Barker]
BARKER, Myra Ethel Ham 18 Aug 1910 20 Jul 1991  
BARKER, Nicholas H., Elder 2 Oct 1888 30 Mar 1976 [s/o Wilburn Norman and Sarah Hurley Barker]
BARKER, Jincy E. Comer 7 ___ 1891 5 Jun 1941 [Jincy Elizabeth, w/o Elder Nicholas H. Barker]
BARKER, Infant   17 Jun 1933 s/o Ovid and Ruth Barker
BLEVINS, Jesse A. 21 May 1936 29 May 1976  
BLEVINS, Virginia W. 9 May 1930 29 May 1931  
BLEVINS, Laura E. 23 Apr 1927 6 May 1927  
COMER, George     cement cross
HASH, Jestin Almeda 1872 1951  
HASH, Mandy     cement cross
LONG, William G. 14 Jul 1890/1899 31 Mar 1963  
ADAMS, John Timothy 4 Jul 1962 1 Oct 1962 s/o Tom and Myrtle Campbell Adams
unknowns     three cement crosses
Row 5
BARKER, T. Ordett 3 May 1920 13 Feb 1990  
BARKER, Cortney L., Elder 8 Oct 1891 14 May 1982 W.A.G.R., U.S. World War I; [Cortney Levi, s/o Wilburn & Sarah Hurley Barker]
BARKER, Dollie Jane 24 Mar 1893 6 Jun 1961 [nee Barker; w/o Elder Cortney Barker]
BARKER, James, Elder 23 Oct 1882 28 Mar 1959 [s/o Wilburn Norman and Sarah Hurley Barker]
BARKER, Caddie Ann 7 Feb 1885 8 Jun 1967 [d/o William Riley and Emaline Elizabeth West Lovelace; w/o Elder James Barker]
BARKER, Wilburn Norman 2 Sep 1855 13 Feb 1942 [s/o Levi and Mahala Blevins Barker]
BARKER, Sarah 17 Aug 1860 31 Jan 1952 [d/o Thomas and Barbery Ellen Johnisee Hurley; w/o Wilburn Norman Barker]
unknown     cement cross
BARKER, Jerame A. 1858 1917 [s/o Levi Newton and Mahaley Blevins Barker]; shared stone with next two
BARKER, Polly Caroline 14 Jul 1862/1863 6 Sep 1937 [nee Wright; w/o Jerame A. Barker]
HALL, Minnie     [d/o Jerame A. and Polly Caroline Wright Barker]
BARKER, Jerame     cement cross
BARKER, Curtis     [s/o Elder Cortney and Dolly Jane Barker]; cement cross
BARKER, Levi     [s/o Elder Cortney and Dolly Jane Barker]; cement cross
BARKER, Franklin 21 Feb 1895 1 Apr 1908 ["Frank", s/o Jerame and Polly Barker]
unknown     cement cross
BARKER, Mildred Juanita 5 Mar 1914 14 Aug 1916  
unknowns     three cement crosses
DALTON, Minnie 11 May 1890 11 Jul 1957 [d/o James S. and Martha Comer Murray]; cement cross
COMER, Anna Ruth     cement cross
COMER, Winnie May 3 Jan 1910 28 Mar 1917 age 7 yrs 2 mos 25 dys
JOHNSON, Polly     cement cross
LONG, Annie/Minnie Leelie 24 Apr 1909 3 Jan 1911  
LONG, Jincy Almeda 4 Oct 1879 14 Feb 1911  
unknowns     three cement crosses
Row 6
unknowns     four cement crosses
YORK, Victory E. 28 Jul 1867 15 Feb 1928 [w/o G.W. Sells]
unknown     cement cross
COMER, Wille Burl 25 Apr 1913 1 Jun 1913 s/o F.M. and Fanie Comer
unknowns     six cement crosses
REEDY, Virginia May 1 Aug 1911 5 Aug 1912 "Okie", d/o E.C. and Rebecca Reedy
REEDY, Hattie Lee 20 Dec 1908 20 Dec 1908 age 4 hrs; d/o E.C. and Rebecca Reedy
REEDY, Infant 25 Dec 1918 25 Dec 1918 infant of O.G. and Dora B. Reedy
COMER, Steve 23 Mar 1859 1 Oct 1921 [s/o John and Elizabeth Wright Comer]
COMER, Sarah A. 26 Oct 1864 4 Jul 1947  
COMER, Lurt [21 Oct 1889] [21 Jul 1955] cement cross; [Lerte Vance, s/o Steve & Sarah Nelson Comer; h/o Biddie Ann]
COMER, Burt     cement cross
COWING, Henry L. 1 Apr 1902 6 Apr 1968  
WALTON, Philomena C. 13 Jun 1928 17 Jun 1983 [w/o Richard W. Walton; d/o Antone and Filomenia Costa]
Row 7
unknowns     ten cement crosses
COMER, Flem 12 Mar 1867 25 Aug 1926 double stone with next
COMER, Della 28 Mar 1872 10 Oct 1937  
unknown     cement cross
COMER, Rhoda E. 7 Aug 1849 18 Sep 1940 [d/o William and Elizabeth Parsons Pugh ; w/o Eli Comer]
COMER, Eli 19 Jan 1837 18 Nov 1910  
HASH, Jincy     cement cross
BONHAM, Victor J. 24 Feb 1896 7 Oct 1929 age 33 y 7 m 13 d; [s/o John H. and Lura Murray Bonham; h/o Pearl Comer]
COMER, John D. 20 Aug 1864 12 Dec 1936 [s/o John & Elizabeth Wright Comer]
COMER, Mary E. 24 Nov 1868 23 Jun 1944 [d/o Miles & Elizabeth York; w/o John Comer]
PRUITT, James Monroe 15 Apr 1869 7 Jul 1956 [s/o Wash Pruitt]; double stone with next
PRUITT, Martha J. 28 Jun 1884 25 Jan 1981 [d/o Joseph & Lucy Brooks Billings]
HALL, Minnie R. 1901 1921  
LOVELACE, Bessie Mae 10 Jun 1900 16 Aug 1980 [d/o Jacob and Jane West Joines]; double stone with next
LOVELACE, Robert C. 15 Mar 1880 27 Mar 1971 ["Cory", s/o James Monroe and Victoria Lovelace Lovelace]
Row 8
unknown     cross
MURRAY, Martha     cement cross
MURRAY, Aubrey S.     Co C 50 Va Inf CSA
unknown     cross
unknowns     two broken stones
Also believed to be buried in this cemetery
COMER, John [22 Dec 1813] [20 May 1878]  
COMER, Elizabeth [ca 1815]   [nee Wright; w/o John Comer]
COMER, Fred      
COMER, Troy      
COMER, ____      
COMER, Orlie      
KEGLEY, Baby      
MURRAY, Lee      
COMER, Sally      
COMER, Stella      
BROWN, John      
WATSON, ____      
WATSON, Mary      
COMER, Rebecca [1801] [ca 1885] [nee Parsons; w/o Johnathan Comer]
COMER, Johnathan 27 Apr 1795 23 Feb 1873 [Founder of this cemetery; believed to be the s/o John Comer]
LONG, James Albert [14 Mar 1886] [10 Mar 1950]  
LONG, Jane      
LONG, Katherine      
HAWKINS, Ollie      
BLEVINS, Dave      
BLEVINS, Infant      
BOLT, Infant