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Ross-Parks Family Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: On the Lincoln Parks place on Panther Creek Road below Lost Lake Road. The cemetery is right beside the road.

Directions: Traveling north on Flatridge Rd (Rt 601), turn right onto Panther Creek Rd (Rt 675). Continue about 1.25 miles to "T" junction. Turn right (still on Panther Creek Rd), go 0.2 mile to cemetery on right (east) side of road.

GPS Coordinates: N36.724920 W81.34071

Surveyed by: Susan Taylor Woodson, 15 Mar 2003

Comments: Data for unmarked graves was provided by Rita Parks, current owner of the property.

Ross-Parks Family Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Right front corner of cemetery, looking west
PARKS, A. Lincoln 13 Aug 1896 29 Mar 1975 [Arthur Lincoln, s/o David W. and Martha V. Parks]; U.S. Army World War I France; double stone with next
PARKS, Beulah K. 24 Oct 1920 [9 Nov 2004] [d/o Robert Seymore and Laura V Parks Kress; 2nd w/o of A. Lincoln Parks]
PARKS, John G. [18 Feb] 1921 [8 Aug] 1988 [John Glenn Warren, s/o A. Lincoln Parks and his 1st wife Lessie Shuler Parks; aka Glenn; h/o Delores Spaulding]
PARKS, Wayne Ralph 1 Oct 1942 5 Feb 2002 [s/o A. Lincoln and Beulah Kress Parks]; double stone with next
PARKS, Rita Cox 22 Jun 1942   [d/o Raby Mack and Mettie Cleo Cox]
PARKS, A. Phillip 3 Sep 1951 29 Jun 1994 [Arthur Phillip, s/o A. Lincoln and Beulah Kress Parks]
Left back corner of the old section. Some of the stones and graves sunk and were covered over when the cemetery was regraded
unknowns     four graves in the 1st row of the old section
unknowns     two graves in the 2nd row of the old section
unknowns     two graves in the 3rd row of the old section
ROSS, Corbett [25 Jun 1893] [13 Aug 1913] [David Corbett, s/o John and Cynthia V. Cole Ross]; 4th row of the old section; [1st burial in cemetery]
unknown     one grave in the 5th row of the old section
unknowns     two graves in the 6th row of the old section
ROSS, Cynthia [3 Jan 1856] [24 Jan 1948] [Cynthia Victoria, w/o John Allen Ross; d/o David M and Menerva Parks Cole]
ROSS, John Al [19 Dec 1960] [21 Jan 1948] [John Allen, s/o Jesse and Ellen Hash Ross]