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Greer Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: At the head of Cabin Creek

Directions: Turn on Cabin Creek Lane (Rt 749) off of Highlands Parkway (US 58) in western Grayson County. At the first fork of the road bear left and at the second fork also bear left. The road ends shortly before reaching the cemetery, which is about 300 feet beyond a gate at the end of this lane. The cemetery is on the west side of the trail beyond this gate.

GPS Coordinates: N36.618175 W81.524277

Surveyed by: Dave Reedy and Jeff Weaver on 16 Jun 2003; updated by Eleanor Cox Mar 2009

Comments: The slope of this cemetery is very steep, but the cemetery is not difficult to access. This cemetery is a bit different from most. The Greer family patriarch who established the cemetery specified in his will that he was not to have a "store bought" grave stone, and that what ever money would have been spent on it was to be given to the poor. Most of this family has followed this tradition.

Greer Cemetery
General View of the Greer Cemetery

Greer Cemetery
General View of the Greer Cemetery

Greer Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
KILBY, Bryan     metal plate/field stone, no name
Row 2
KILBY, Casander 1838 1922 ["Cassie", w/o Samuel Kilby; married 4 Feb 1855]; metal plate/field stone, no name
KILBY, Samuel 1837 1922 [Co H 3rd NC Mounted Infantry CSA from 4 Jan 1865 to 8 Aug 1865]; metal plate/field stone, no name
KILBY, Lura     [d/o Hiley Kilby]; metal plate/field stone, no name
KILBY, Ada     [d/o Hiley Kilby]; metal plate/field stone, no name
KILBY, Florence     [infant of Florence Kilby]; metal plate/field stone, no name
unknowns     three metal plates/field stones
GREER, Edgar 1877 1957 metal plate/field stone, no name
Row 3
GREER, Nanny T. 1892 1942 ["Tot", w/o Edgar Greer]; metal plate/field stone, no name
GREER, Priscilla     [infant]; metal plate/field stone, no name
GREER, Keith     [infant]; metal plate/field stone, no name
GREER, Thomas David     [infant]; metal plate/field stone, no name
GREER, Miles     [infant]; metal plate/field stone, no name
unknown     metal plate/field stone
HENDERSON, Lydia 1885 1904 [d/o Thomas and Elizabeth Kilby Greer; w/o Roby Henderson]; metal plate/field stone, no name
unknown     metal plate/field stone
GREER, Thomas 1858 1941  
GREER, Elizabeth 1861 1936 [d/o Samuel and Casander Kilby; w/o Thomas Greer]; Metal plate, name painted on it, but faded.
GREER, Alex [1 Oct] 1899 [25 Dec] 1992 [Samuel Alexander, s/o Thomas and Elizabeth Kilby Greer]; funeral home marker
GREER, Effie [10 Jan] 1914 [14 Oct] 1995 [Effie Mae, d/o Harrison M. & Charity Isabelle Absher Blevins; w/o Alex Greer]; funeral home marker
GREER, Smith [1 Dec 1936] [16 May 2008] [s/o Alex & Effie Blevins Greer; h/o Virginia Richardson]; no stone
unknown     metal plate/field stone
unknown     metal plate/field stone
unknown     metal plate/field stone
GREER, Revah 1932 1937 [d/o Alex and Effie Blevins Greer]; metal plate/field stone, no name
Row 4
unknowns     two metal plates/field stones
GREER, Keith     [infant]; metal plate/field stone, no name
GREER, Oscar     metal plate/field stone, no name
Row 5
unknown     field stone
BAKER, Frank   1913 metal plate/field stone, no name
BAKER, Jane     [w/o Frank Baker]; metal plate/field stone, no name
BAKER, Mary Jane     metal plate/field stone, no name
BAKER, Archie     metal plate/field stone, no name
BAKER, Jim     [infant of Jim Baker]; metal plate/field stone, no name
unknown     field stone
BAKER, John 1948 1991 Vietnam; [s/o Frank and Mary Jane Baker]; metal plate/field stone, no name
unknown     field stone
ABSHER, Roseann     [mother of Sam Absher]; metal plate/field stone, no name
SIZEMORE, Estel Martin [10 Sep] 1931 [26 Feb] 1989 [s/o Ellie Sizemore Pennington; h/o Creola Blevis Sizemore]
SIZEMORE, Jerry 13 Feb 1956 20 Sep 2007 unmarked
Row 6
PENINGTON, Baby     metal plate/field stone, no name
OSBORNE, Donald     [infant of Donald Osborne]; metal plate/field stone, no name
SIZEMORE, Chester Howard [7 Feb] 1948 [13 Dec] 1991 Pvt U.S. Army Vietnam; [s/o Mark and Hester Blevins Sizemore]
SIZEMORE, Hester [21 Oct] 1925 [16 Apr] 1986 [d/o Andy and Minnie Blevins]; double stone with next
SIZEMORE, Mark 30 Jul 1925 8 Mar 2006
Row 7
HAMBY, Baby     metal plate/field stone, no name
BAKER, Tom     [s/o Frank and Mary Jane Greer Baker]; metal plate/field stone, no name
SIZEMORE, Bascome [27 Feb] 1921 [26 Jun] 1975 [s/o John and Lula Greer Sizemore]
SIZEMORE, Lula [30 Apr] 1892 [22 Oct] 1990 [Lula Edna, d/o Thomas and Elizabeth Kilby Greer; w/o John Sizemore]
GREER, Inez [10 Feb] 1896 [25 Mar] 1990 [d/o Thomas Greer and Elizabeth Kilby; She lived to be 104 yrs old.]