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Old Town Memorial Cemetery (A-A)

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: West of Galax

Directions: This African-American cemetery is near the intersection of Greenville Road (Rt 640) and Mockingbird Lane (Rt 780) 0.5 mile from the intersection of Grayson Pky (US. 58) and Greenville Road.

GPS Coordinates: N36.65458 W80.95106

Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson, 28 May 2007; updated 26 Mar 2008

Comments: The cemetery is well maintained.There are many unmarked graves here, probably 50-100. The older part of the cemetery has no more room for burials, but there are only a few marked graves there. This cemetery was surveyed by an anonymous person in 1994. Paul Herndon surveyed the cemetery in Jun 1995. This listing is a combination of my survey and the two previous ones. Dates for many of the funeral home markers are taken from the SSDI.

Old Town Memorial Cemetery (A-A), Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
EARLY, Don C. 15 Apr 1876 1 Oct 1927
CARTER, James L. 1884 13 Jun 1942
[PARKS, Baby] stone angel
Row 2
BLAIR, Roby 31 May 1886 19 Oct 1964 [Roby C., s/o Wilson Blair]
BLAIR, Nannie 12 Dec 1881 15 Sep 1962 [Nannie R., d/o Dred and Mary Goins]; shared stone with above
BLAIR, Alma 18 Apr 1916 15 Dec 1941 [d/o Robie C. and Nannie R. Goins Blair]
unknown Stone with initials "M.N."
Row 3
THOMPSON, Leonard W. [18 Feb] 1929 [11 Jul] 2002 funeral home marker
NOWLIN, Virginia H. 1910 1994 funeral home marker
HAWKINS, Nannie C. 20 May 1896 6 Nov 1983
CARTER, Celia K. 5 Apr 1922 12 Nov 2000
BLAIR, Lee Grant 14 Oct 1916 20 Feb 1944
Row 4
PARKS, Jerry M. 17 Feb 1941 9 Jun 2002 U.S. Navy Vietnam
GWYN, Gretchen Goins 15 Aug 1915 5 Jul 1959
unknown  
CALLAHAM, Nettie 1 Jan 1861 16 Oct 1914 [Sarah J. "Nettie"], w/o W.T. Callaham [Callahan]
CALLAHAM, S.E. 3 Jan 1882 8 Jun 1923 [Stark, s/o William Thomas Callahan]
Row 5
COX, Joshua Lamar 2 Feb 1996 9 Nov 1999
BROWN, Reba K. 1 Apr 1934 13 Oct 2006
BROWN, Hasten A. 15 Jul 1927 shared stone with above
Row 6
KYLE, Alease Hale [12 Jan] 1932 [20 Jan] 1996 funeral home marker
HIGGINS, Joe James 9 May 1930 11 Oct 1988 Pvt U.S. Army Korea
MAXWELL, William A. 19 Feb 1920 19 Nov 2000
MAXWELL, Allie R. 7 Jan 1922 shared stone with above
PARKS, Benny O. 16 Jun 1948 14 Oct 1962
PARKS, J. Alzelia 30 Aug 1914 19 Aug 1988
PARKS, James Thurman 14 Apr 1939 31 Oct 1994 LTC U.S. Army Vietnam
ROBINSON, Eva R. 30 Aug 1882 12 Sep 1942
CLARK, Rosella 13 May 1879 26 Oct 1913 d/o Creasey & Jordan Clark
Row 7
SAWYERS, Jerry D. [3 Oct] 1961 [6 Jun] 2007 [Jerry Darnell]; funeral home marker
BROWN, Mary F. [19 Nov] 1924 [16 Jun] 2004 funeral home marker
COTTRELL, Anthony G. [26 Nov] 1946 [29 Apr] 2005 funeral home marker
BRYAN, Lorraine A. 1931
BRYAN, Gilbert Edward 7 Feb 1933 16 Jan 1989 Cpl U.S. Army Korea; shared stone with above
BRYAN, Rudolph A. 12 Nov 1915 21 Jun 1987
BRYAN, Madeline E. 12 Apr 1917 13 Mar 1992 shared stone with above
BLAIR, Lotis J. 1917 1983
KYLE, Zimri H. 7 Nov 1939 18 May 1945
BROWN, Jonithan Blair 1962 1963 funeral home marker; stone angel
BRYAN, Walter F., Sr. 1892 1988 [s/o Abram H. and Rose Wolf Bryan]
BRYAN, Leota H.B. 1896 1988 shared stone with above
BRYAN, Rosa Wolf 12 Aug 1874 28 Feb 1945 [w/o Abram H. Bryan]
BRYAN, A[bram] H., Rev. 16 Jun 1857 25 Jun 1926
HALE, Norman M. 2 Oct 1902 8 Dec 1993
unknown 1924 19_1 destroyed funeral home marker
HALE, Clair 1907 1941
TUCKER, Willie Lee [24 Oct] 1922 [9 Jun] 1994 funeral home marker
JONES, Tommy L., Jr. [9 Jul 2005] [9 Jul 2005] [Tommy Lamont]; funeral home marker
unknown
HALE, John B. 1865 1952
HALE, Nittie O. 1879 1945 shared stone with above
HALE, Mickie 13 Mar 1858 28 Oct 1914 w/o W.M. Hale
HALE, William 1862 20 Apr 1925
HALE, Elizabeth C. 9 Jan 1883 [2 Feb 2008] [nee Janie Elizabeth Cochran]; shared stone with above
Row 8
YOUNG, Linda E. 31 Mar 1956 11 Mar 1997
YOUNG, Eugene, Rev. [18 Mar] 1908 [8 Feb] 1995 [s/o Henry and Mattie Taylor Young]
YOUNG, Naomi H. [16 Dec] 1915 [18 Oct] 2006 shared stone with above
YOUNG, Henry A. 25 Sep 1910 24 Sep 1990 [s/o Henry and Mattie Taylor Young]
YOUNG, Elizabeth C. 30 Mar 1917 [2 Feb 2008] [nee Janie Elizabeth Cochran]; shared stone with above
unknown
BROWN, Raymond, Sr. “Toejoe” 14 Jun 1929 21 Jun 2001
TUCKER, James M. 22 Jul 1919 8 Nov 1975 Sgt U.S. Army World War II
TUCKER, Edna G. 8 Nov 1926 11 Mar 1998
BROWN, Henry Lee 5 Jan 1929 7 Sep 1986 U.S. Marine Corps Korea
BROWN, Hattie T. 1896 1964
MAXWELL, Roscoe H. 1908 1962 [s/o William M. Maxwell]
MAXWELL, Irma L. [13 Nov] 1910 [May] 1987 shared stone with above
TIDLINE, Samuel K. 30 Jan 1887 25 May 1979
TIDLINE, Lou Ella G. 4 Feb 1888 28 Feb 1958 shared stone with above
TIDLINE, Helen K. 23 Nov 1915 8 Dec 1920 [d/o Samuel K. and Lou Ella Tidline]
BROWN, Rhudy 4 Dec 1911 15 Oct 1929 s/o J.S. & Mattie Brown; age 17 y 10 m 11 d
unknown field stone
BROWN, John [ca 1868] 28 Sep 1940 [s/o Isaiah and Margaret Brown]
BROWN, Mattie T. [ca 1874] 27 Jan 1953 [d/o Maxwell Tidline]; shared stone with above
TIDLINE, Admiral Dewey 1898 1953 [s/o Joe and Mattie A. Poe Tidline]
TIDLINE, Alonzo B. 16 Aug 1893 12 Mar 1954 [s/o Joe and Mattie A. Poe Tidline]
TIDLINE, Eddie K. 13 Mar 1896 4 Feb 1991
Row 9
WOLFE, McKinley 11 Jun 1914 23 Sep 2003 [s/o Mack and Nora Toliver Wolfe]
BAKER, Theodore A. Jul 1902 May 1977
BAKER, Josephine B. Dec 1904 Feb 1996 shared stone with above
GOINS, Daniel 6 Sep 1912 14 Jun 1990 U.S. Army World War II
GOINS, Oleta W. [15 Nov] 1922 [27 Dec] 1996 shared stone with above
BRYSON, Levi [1 Mar] 1917 [10 Jan] 1992
BRYSON, Dorothy B. [10 Feb] 1920 [Aug] 1984 shared stone with above
BLAIR, Eugene 18 Mar 1915 29 Dec 1976 U.S. Army World War II
MAXWELL, Effie C. [13 Jul] 1941 [26 Jul] 2007 [Effie Christine]; funeral home marker
ASBELL, Ruth Young 6 Sep 1905 15 Jun 1984
CLARK, Lelia Allison 10 May 1904 3 Feb 1981
BRAXTON, Irene Young 18 Feb 1918 10 Aug 1976
KINZER, James Henry 12 Jan 1948 12 Oct 1973 Virginia Pvt U.S. Army Vietnam
KINZER, Elizabeth 1968 1968 funeral home marker
Row 10
GOINS, Billy R. 22 Sep 1947
GOINS, Mary R. 4 Mar 1946 23 Jan 2003 shared stone with above
MAXWELL, Sally A. [7 Nov] 1917 [17 Jul] 2003 [d/o Will Reeves & Lena Kyle, married first _ Tucker]; funeral home marker
TUCKER, Vanita Y. 9 Nov 1952 12 Mar 2001
TUCKER, James damaged funeral home marker
TUCKER, John Edward 1 Mar 1941 21 Jun 1981 PFC U.S. Army Vietnam
YOUNG, Johnnie A. [7 Nov] 1941 [9 Apr] 2001 funeral home marker
RICHARDSON, James R. 29 Dec 1930 13 Jun 1995
RICHARDSON, Katherine E. 15 May 1931 shared stone with above
Row 11
GOINS, Jackie G. [15 Jan 1943] [15 Aug 1998] funeral home marker
COLETRAIN, Lester “Lightening” [30 Jun] 1917 [25 Aug] 1998 [William Lester]
unknown damaged funeral home marker
MAXWELL, Samuel L. 18 Oct 1918 20 Feb 2002
MAXWELL, Calvin J. 29 Jan 1929 2 Apr 2002
MAXWELL, Christine 6 Aug 1950 shared stone with above
SANCHEZ, Greta L. 1969
SANCHEZ, J. Enrique [15 Jul] 1974 [16 Aug] 2003 shared stone with above
BLAIR, Haywood H. [20 Dec] 1931 [23 Dec] 1992 U.S. Navy
WOODS, Juanita Blair 29 Jul 1927 20 Feb 2006
GOINS, Jake 22 Feb 1914 26 Apr 1984 T Sgt U.S. Army World War II
GOINS, Blanche Ward [1 Jul] 1894 [Jun] 1980
BROWN, Barrie Mitchell 11 Jul 1942 27 Nov 1982 U.S. Army Vietnam
GOINS, Betty L. Jan 1929 Sep 2001
Row 12
BLAIR, Clara M. 16 Oct 1927 16 Sep 2006
KYLE, Charles, Sr. 12 Sep 1916 7 Aug 2007 [s/o Conley Maxwell & Daisy Kyle]
KYLE, Truedella 28 Dec 1919 12 Apr 2006 [d/o Piper Cox Sr. & Martha Ann Hairston]; shared stone with above
KYLE, Charles E., Jr. 27 Nov 1940 29 Mar 1998
KYLE, Fred 1917 [13 Aug] 2006 [obit lists birth as 9 May 1916; s/o Conley Maxwell & Daisy Kyle, h/o Rose Bryan]; funeral home marker
KYLE, Arthur “Coonie” 2 Nov 1926 8 Aug 1995 [obit lists birth as 2 Nov 1924; s/o Conley Maxwell & Daisy Kyle, h/o Louise Brown]
KYLE, Louise B. 20 Oct 1924 11 Jul 1973
ROGER, France M. May 1944 Apr 1990
KINZER, Darnell “Fudge” 1926 1991 funeral home marker
KYLE, Leon T. 13 Jul 1954 1 Jun 1995
KYLE, Carolyn W. 19 Jan 1939 29 Jan 1995 [nee Carolyn Wanda Goins; w/o Leon Eugene Kyle]
JOHNSON, Esther B. 25 Jun 1918 16 Mar 1992
BEAMER, John D., Sr. 15 Feb 1929 21 Jul 1991 Cpl U.S. Army Korea
BEAMER, Almond C. 1931 shared stone with above
BEAMER, Joe W., Jr. 6 May 1924 20 Jan 1987
BEAMER, Louise N. 2 Feb 1925 9 Apr 1993 shared stone with above
BEAMER, Joe Bill [15 Jun] 1897 [Sep] 1986
BEAMER, Daisy H. [2 Nov] 1898 [Mar] 1977 shared stone with above
GARCIA, Carlee Beamer 8 Apr 1931 16 Nov 2002
PORTER, Peggy B. 13 Mar 1947 28 May 2005
Row 13
COLETRAIN, Preston S. [27 Dec 1941] [21 Nov 2006] funeral home marker
COLETRAIN, Frances M. 4 Jul 1939 6 Feb 1996
COLETRAIN, Debra J. 23 Jul 1959 19 Dec 1994
SPELLER, George W. 12 Mar 1886 16 May 1969
SPELLER, Annie L. 12 Nov 1913 13 Mar 1994
HOLLIDAY, William A., Sr. [1 Feb] 1927 [29 Mar] 1977 Cpl U.S. Army Korea
CROCKETT, Ester I. [22 Aug] 1896 [Jan] 1981
CROCKETT, Franklin [3 Mar 1940] [1 Aug 2005] funeral home marker
Known or believed to be buried here
BROWN, James V. [1921] [1984] no marker found 2007-08
ROGERS, Minnie F. [1944] [1990] no marker found 2007-08
HACKNEY, Niona Brown [1906] [1969] no marker found 2007-08
GOINS, Charlie T. [2 Sep 1917] [Sep 1981] no marker found 2007-08
GREER, Mary A. [1889] [1976] no marker found 2007-08
CARTER, unnamed no marker found 2007-08
TUCKER, John [1917] [1966] no marker found 2007-08
HALE, James [13 Jan 1898] [19 Aug 1922] no marker found 2007-08
HALE, Talmadge [1899] [1983] no marker found 2007-08
MAXWELL, James [4 Nov 1932] [10 Apr 1991] no marker found 2007-08
BROWN, Robert J. [1930] [1975] no marker found 2007-08
COLETRAIN, Press by tradition [s/o Robert & Fannie Coletrain]
COLETRAIN, Jennie by tradition [Virginia, d/ Flem & June Brown; w/o Preston Coletrain]
TUCKER, Vannoy by tradition
TUCKER, Mammie by tradition
CARTER, Belva Marie [5 Feb 1909] [4 Aug 1995] [obit information; d/o Will Maxwell; w/o John Carter]
KYLE, Roy Lee "Buck" 15 Feb 1938 20 Oct 2008 [all information from obit; s/o Harold Kyle and Della Brown; h/o Hazel]
MAXWELL, James Walter 20 Mar 1921 5 Dec 1985 [s/o Calvin Maxwell & Ella Jennings]