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Roop Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Whitetop, School House Rd

Directions: From junction of Highlands Parkway (US 58) and School House Rd (Rt 751) go west 0.94 mile on Highlands Parkway to access lane on left (south) side of road. Follow this lane meandering 0.6 mile to cemetery on ridgeline.

GPS Coordinates: N36.587062 W81.550385

Surveyed by: William Cecil Hensley on 15 Oct 1992, Jack Dolinger 8 Oct 1995

Comments: The cemetery is fenced, poorly tended, with yuccas proliferating throughout the area. There were 20 - 30 stones piled around the base of a large pine tree in the cemetery.

Roop Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
JONES, Dale [11 Nov] 1920 [29 Sep] 1929  
JONES, Tressie [3 Sep] 1909 [17 Jul] 1930 [d/o Tom S. & Ennis Jones]
JONES, S. Ennis [26 Sep] 1882 [2 Dec] 1959  
JONES, Tom S. [7 Jan] 1878 [25 Dec] 1967
ROOP, Janice F. [2 Jul] 1896 [12 Jan] 1968 [w/o J. Cicero Roop]
ROOP, J. Cicero [25 Mar] 1879 [12 Nov] 1952  
ROOP, Sharon 1920 1920 dau. of Mr. & Mrs. J.C[icero] Roop
Row 2
BALDWIN, M. Wave [12 Oct] 1924 [30 Oct] 1943  
BALDWIN, Mary E. [6 Apr] 1885 [1 Oct] 1965
BALDWIN, Wiley [23 Feb] 1883 [3 Aug] 1953  
unknown     unmarked grave
BALDWIN, Dellie/Dillie [27 Sep] 1906 [4 Mar] 1920  
unknowns     two unmarked graves
Row 3
JONES, Franklin M. [6 May] 1856 [18 Jun] 1935  
JONES, Cansada [29 Aug] 1857 [6 Jan] 1935  
NORRIS, Roger 1 Jul 1942 11 Jul 1942  
JOHNSON, Mattie [1 Jan] 1892 [17 Sep] 1913  
Row 4
FINLEY, Mahala 1836 [27 Jul] 1926  
FINLEY, John A. [12 Aug] 1847 [3 May] 1911  
unknown     unmarked grave
Row 5
ROOP, Maudie A. 10 Sep 1901 18 Sep 1901  
ROOP, Mary A. [22 Feb] 1844 [27 May] 1893  
ROOP, W.R. [18 Oct] 1852 [16 Jan] 1935  
AYERS, Mary Ann Roop [20 Mar] 1879 [5 Sep] 1950  
ROOP, G.W. [23 Apr] 1877 24 Dec 1940  
ROOP, Hearl L. [15 Dec] 1923 [23 Mar] 1946 Virginia Pvt C.M.P. World War II
ROOP, Alsey J. [4 Aug] 1897 [8 Apr] 1975  
Row 6
unknowns     four unmarked graves
ROOP, B.F. 1897 1915