Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery (A-A)

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Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery (A-A)

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: West of Independence

Directions: This cemetery is at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church 4 1/2 miles west of Independence on the north side of Wilson Hwy (US 58) at the intersection with Twin Oaks Road. Access to the cemetery is via the driveway to the church

GPS Coordinates: N36.623451 W81.232316

Surveyed by: Rich and Ginger Ballard 17 Mar 2003.

Comments: There may well be more unmarked graves than marked in this cemetery. These unmarked graves may have field stones (more than 30) or now-illegible metal markers or no marker at all. Locations of unmarked graves and those marked by field stones are not shown in this list.

Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery (A-A), Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
PARSONS, Phillip M. 28 Mar 1928 5 Apr 1990 Cpl U.S. Army Korea
Row 2
SCALES, Dallas 1912 2000
PHIPPS, Jeffrank [25 Nov] 1934 [8 Aug] 1991 metal marker; s/o Crockett Phipps & Edna Valentine
DAVIS, Robert Lee 1937 1991 metal marker; VFW marker
DAVIS, Inez Yvonne 1953 2000
GOINS, J. Robert 4 Jan 1908 15 Sep 1985 double stone with next
GOINS, Nannie L. 22 Apr 1918 14 Jul 1979 [d/o Silas Lee & Mallie B. Phipps]
Row 3
VALENTINE, Clarence [18 Aug] 1915 [8 Jun] 1979 double stone with next; [s/o James Frank Valentine & Gency Ann Phipps]
VALENTINE, Margarette [nee McMillan]
COX, Dorian Zahir 26 Feb 1998 31 Aug 2001
COX, Larkin [25 Oct] 1902 [28 Nov] 1991 [Larkin Edward, s/o Wiley Cox & Nannie McKinney]
McKINNEY, W. Lenard 29 Oct 1895 1 Jun 1974 Pvt U.S. Army
McKINNEY, Geneva 1916 1999
GARRETT, Harry W. 29 Nov 1917 8 Sep 1980 Pvt U.S. Army World War II; carved birth year 1918; [s/o Richard Garrett & Martha Early, h/o Aretta McMillan]; double stone with next
GARRETT, Scottie L. 1956 1978 "daughter"
COX, Odell R. 19 Jan 1940 21 Sep 1992
THOMPSON, Ellis Houston "Elgie" 17 May 1932
THOMPSON, Mary Edith 25 Apr 1937 4 Jun 2001
THOMPSON, Don [19 Dec] 1912 [9 Sep] 1989 [Don Early, s/o Joseph Thompson & Alma Faye Ward; h/o Gladys Phipps]
THOMPSON, Jessie C. 15 May 1921 20 Feb 1989 U.S. Army World War II; [s/o Joseph Thompson & Alma Faye Ward]
THOMPSON, Irlee 22 Jan 1917 29 Oct 1977 Tec 5 U.S. Army World War II; [s/o Joseph Thompson & Alma Faye Ward; obit lists birth as 28 Jan 1917]
THOMPSON, Nannie Kathryn 27 Jan 1915 21 Nov 1992 [d/o Belford Phipps & Effie Parsons; w/o Irlee Thompson]
MITCHELL, Dondre Austin Cortlen Dakota metal marker
THOMPSON, Joseph W. 5 Jun 1923 4 May 1974
THOMPSON, Stella Mae 7 Feb 1931 16 Feb 1993 [d/o Greek McMillan & Bessie Valentine; w/o Wayne Thompson]
Row 4
McKINNEY, J. Earnest 31 May 1911 20 May 1988 double stone with next
McKINNEY, Mattie Mae 11 Jul 1921
PARSON, Leona 10 Dec 1908 16 Feb 1936 "our sister"
GAMBILL, Samuel A. 8 Apr 1926 Va Pvt 510 Engrs
PRICE, Wallace 7 Sep 1930 15 May 1998 PFC U.S. Army Korea
McMILLIAN, Calvin Greek, Jr. 8 Sep 1932 22 May 1997 PFC U.S. Army Korea
McMILLIAN, 1915 1997 metal marker
COX, Walter 26 Apr 1906 29 Apr 1984
PHIPPS, Belford, Sr. 28 Mar 1889 2 Sep 1971 double stone with next
PHIPPS, Christina 4 Jul 1902 19 Apr 1995 [d/o Franklin Howard & Mallie McKinney]
HOWARD, Margaret [21 Mar] 1921 [18 Nov] 1991 uncarved block, metal marker; [Emmer Margaret, d/o Belford Phipps & Christina Howard]
Row 5
REEVES, George S. 11 Aug 1920 30 Jan 2002 VFW marker; double stone with next
REEVES, Margaret M. 21 Feb 1931
McKINNEY, Rose L. 1905 1967
McKINNEY, Booker 1940 1965
HOWARD, Walker G. 6 Feb 1924 30 Jan 1958 Va PFC 242 Ord Ammo Co World War II
unknown __ Jul ____ "age 45";  metal marker
McKINNEY, Haywood 1876 1950
McKINNEY, Cynthia Gentry Nov 1876 Jul 1942
McKINNEY, Lessie 1891 1966 metal marker
HOWARD, Mallie 7 Jun 1874 4 Apr 1927
CROCKETT, Virgie Howard 10 Sep 1910 19 Sep 1990
McKINNEY, Sennie H. 14 Sep 1877 3 Nov 1959
JOHNSON, Mary M. 5 Sep 1842 2 Aug 1920
JOHNSON, George Alexander 1873 1948
JOHNSON, Alma E. 27 Jun 1894 31 Jan 1987
JOHNSON, Hazel H. 12 Oct 1916
PHIPPS, Dailey E. 22 Jul 1884 21 Aug 1944 double stone with next
PHIPPS, Verna C. 16 Sep 1898 31 Aug 1993
PHIPPS, Dorothy S. 1 Jan 1923 10 Jun 1996 "in remembrance of our loving mother, confidant, and grandmother"; [Dorothy Shirley, d/o Dailey Phipps & Verna Cox]
Row 6
L.P.
Row 7
JOHNSON, Edna A. 8 Feb 1919 28 Jul 1920 double stone with next
JOHNSON, James L. 4 Oct 1924 28 Apr 1925  
JOHNSON, Jake L. 3 Dec 1928 30 Dec 1977 [s/o Alex & Alma Johnson]
JOHNSON, Jeanette 15 Sep 1926 27 Nov 1991
unknown 1901 1985 metal marker, name gone
SAUNDERS, Thelma 1914 1985
BROWN, Samuel R. 1878 1941
LEE, Gene H. 27 Oct 1918 20 Oct 1973 mother; double stone with next
LEE, Carl J. 16 Nov 1899 3 Jan 1973 father
LEE, Fred Jefferson 10 Jan 1903 10 Feb 1971
GOINS, Reed 10 Apr 1887 19 Dec 1958 Va Sgt 867 Trans Corps World War I
GOINS, Rosie A. 1902 1996
Row 8
EVANS, Albert D. 4 Feb 1925 8 Aug 1995 Sgt U.S. Army World War II; double stone with next
EVANS, Helen Cox 24 Jan 1925
COX, Piper 14 Aug 1894 4 Feb 1976 double stone with next
COX, Martha A. 22 Apr 1893 30 Aug 1983 [Martha Ann, d/o Sam Harriston; obit birth 21 Apr 1893]
COX, Flora N. 1890 6 Apr 1972
COX, Ida 28 Jan 1886 16 Mar 1905 d/o Ned and Ellen Cox
LEE, Cathaline ___ Mallie 12 Apr 1907 1 Mar 1908
LEE, Mallie B. 24 Jan 1873 14 Apr 1957 [d/o Jefferson & Harriett Gleeves Phipps]; double stone with next
LEE, Silas 9 Apr 1862 3 Apr 1937
VALENTINE, William 6 Nov 1896 25 Jan 1962 Va PFC 8656 Co Trans Corps World War I; double stone with next
VALENTINE, Hattie 31 Jul 1897 12 Mar 1998
VALENTINE, Charles T. 22 Feb 1923 3 Jan 2001 STM 1 U.S. Navy World War II
Row 9
COX, Garnett 25 Nov 1939 Va PFC 506 Engrs
OSBORNE, Carlie 26 Jun 1939 WV Pvt 803 Pioneer Inf
PHIPPS, Alex R. 16 Sep 1892 7 Feb 1951 Pvt 510 Engineers World War I
PHIPPS, Lessie M. 21 Sep 1887 19 Aug 1973
2 metal markers, no labels
COX, Leader 1920 1992
COX, Ellis J. 1 Oct 1933 Va Cook 805 Co Trans Corps; stone fallen
COX, Reece stone broken
COX, Mary 1870 1907
COX, Lawrence C. 19 Jul 1905 11 Oct 1908
Row 10
McMILLAN, Sylvester 23 Jul 1915 21 Aug 1987 double stone with next
McMILLAN, Frances 22 Sep 1917
McMILLAN, Vester Lee 2 Jun 1939 28 Jun 1954 [s/o Sylvester McMillan & Frances Cox]
McMILLIAN, Calvin Greek 25 Aug 1891 6 May 1980 [s/o Calvin & Sue McMillan; m1 Sallie Phipps, m2 Bessie Valentine, m3 Christine Davis]
THOMPSON, Surphronia 1984 metal marker
THOMPSON, Mrs. Annie 3 Sep 1956 metal marker
THOMPSON, John E. 11 Oct 1907 age about 44 years
Row 11
ROOKS, Mayme Cox 1880 1932 age 52 yrs 6 days
COX, Mary E. 1844 1930 age 86 yrs
McMILLAN, Gerna 1869 1934 age 45; a kind father
HALL, ___ __ Feb 1892 8 Apr 1915
COX, Clinton ___mily [This is a very large marker and may have read "Clinton Cox Family" before the concrete deteriorated.]
COX, Mrs. Alice S. 1880 1960
Row 12
ISOM, Alex Sep 1845 8 Jul 1908
ISOM, Annie 7 Jun 1849 21 Jul 1917 w/o Alix Isom
ISOM, Eddie 1875 1968 metal marker
ISOM,
THOMPSON, Gladys metal marker
PHIPPS, Jones "the Phipps Family"
PHIPPS, Edith "the Phipps Family"
PHIPPS, Nannie "the Phipps Family"
PHIPPS, Mintory "the Phipps Family"
Row 13
PARSONS, Sam 7 Feb 1876 21 Jul 1908 fallen stone
_____, Lonnie D. loose metal strip leaning against field stone
PHIPPS, Scot Bearn 26 Jun 1900 29 May 1903 age 2 yrs 9 mos 3 ds; s/o Jas. and Bettie Phipps
Row 14
PARSONS, Vasso Wayne 23 Dec 1892 7 Jun 1980 Pvt U.S. Army World War I; [s/o Andy Parsons & Hester Ann Bowers; h/o Lillian Reeves]
OWENS, Virginia P. 3 Feb 1882 17 Nov 1933
PARSONS, Handy 3 Jun 1858 9 Feb 1928 h/o Esther Ann Parsons
COX, Summit 8 Jun 1890 29 Mar ____
Row 15
unknown metal marker, no label
PARSONS, John E. 14 Oct 1934 Pvt 1 Cl 505 Engrs
Other rows close to church
PHIPPS, Crockette C. 12 Sep 1892 1 Jun 1972 Pvt U.S. Army World War I
___TERS, Clara hand carved; "June" part of one date
WA_BO__, Anna ___ 11 Feb 1902 hand carved
Known to be buried in this cemetery but no markers found
McKINNEY, Lydia [ca 1855] [10 Jun 1952]
McMILLAN, Iva Christine [11 Apr 1927] [23 Mar 1978] [nee Davis; w/o Calvin Greek McMillan]
OSBORNE, Alfred [ca 1852] [bef 1923]
PARSONS, Danny Roy [20 Jan 1958] [20 Dec 1982] [s/o Lee Roy Parsons & Nannie Phipps; h/o Cynthia Latin]
PARSONS, Phillip Morris 28 Mar 1928 5 Apr 1990 [s/o Wayne Parsons & Lynn Reeves]
PHIPPS, James [ca 1884] [26 Jun 1952]
PHIPPS, Phillip Jerone [19 Jul 1957] [27 Jul 1957] [s/o Dorothy Phipps]
PHIPPS, Virgil Enoch [16 Oct 1909] [21 Dec 1980] [s/o Jones Phipps & Mintone Gambill]
PHIPPS, Walter Clifford [6 Sep 1906] [5 Mar 1981] [s/o Allie Phipps]
PHIPPS, ca 1852 bef 1923