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Salem Methodist Church Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: The cemetery is north of Long's Gap off US 21 on the hill behind the Salem United Methodist Church.

Directions: At the junction of Elk Creek Pkwy (US Hwy 21) and Salem Lane (Rt 667). The church at this junction on the north side of Elk Creek Pkwy with cemetery on the knoll approximately 25 yards west (behind church).

GPS Coordinates: N36.683865 W81.194916

Surveyed by: Ginger Ballard 14 May 2003

Comments: The cemetery opened 1928-29.The cemetery is fenced and maintained. The road leading up to the cemetery is steep but drivable.

Plaque at flagpole:

Dedicated to the veterans who so faithfully served our country in time of conflict:William A. Clark, Early S. Rhudy, William M. Boyer, Bert F. Robbins, Curtis H. Bolt, Carl H.Hash, Curtis W. Hash, Isaac K. Martin, Paul X. Bolt, Paul E. Byrd, Bain W. Adams, Jesse W. Bolt, Robert Hale Boyer

Salem Methodist Church Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
CORNETT, J. Paul 30 Jul 1893 2 Apr 1973 [Jasper Paul, s/o Fielden Henderson and Virginia Belle Cornett Cornett]; double stone with next
CORNETT, Texas G. 21 Sep 1902 21 Apr 2000 [death also transcribed as 31 Sep 1902]
TESTERMAN, Clinton 1 Jan 1941 double stone with next
TESTERMAN, Helen 26 Jun 1937 16 Apr 2000 married 24 Oct 1959
HOLBROOK, Carl 18 Aug 1906 2 Jan 1995 [s/o William Melvin and Demia Adeline Holbrook]; double stone with next
HOLBROOK, Mae 17 Feb 1903 10 Oct 1987 [d/o Ephesis Plier and Canzada Sexton Boyer; birth also read as 19 Feb 1903]
Row 2
STAMPER, Chap B. 10 Apr 1900 15 Aug 1991 [s/o Preston and Sophinia Stamper]; double stone with next
STAMPER, Ida B. 22 Jul 1897 3 May 1984 [d/o Ivorn and Emma Bowers Billings]
Row 3
BOLT, Jesse W. 1 Sep 1930 9 Jun 1998 PFC U.S. Army; [Jesse Willard, s/o James Paul and Blanche Harrington Bolt]; double stone with next
BOLT, Mary E. 12 Jan 1931 4 Feb 1990 [nee Stanley]
BYRD, Paul E. 9 Oct 1911 3 Feb 1996 PFC U.S. Army Air Corps World War II; double stone with next
BYRD, Ola Harrington 26 Jul 1921 children: Kenneth, Ronald
BILLINGS, Edd F. 9 Apr 1913 3 Apr 1983 [s/o Ivorn and Emma Bowers Billings]; double stone with next
BILLINGS, Lessa H. 18 Jul 1902 8 Feb 1977 [nee Hagerman]
ELLER, William W. 27 Mar 1888 21 Nov 1979 [s/o Clark and Jane Eller]; double stone with next
ELLER, Lessie M. 1 Dec 1895 26 Aug 1978 [d/o Joe and Ludema Hash]
Row 4
BOLT, Bettie 7 Mar 1876 30 Apr 1935 [third w/o James Bolt]
BOLT, J. Paul 29 Sep 1907 8 May 1988 [James Paul, s/o James and Bettie Bolt]; double stone with next
BOLT, Blanche H. 13 Jul 1908 28 Jun 1991 [d/o W. Rush and Vergie E. Harrington]; wed  27 Oct 1929
HARRINGTON, Rush R. "Butch" 19 Jul 1934 9 Jul 1985 [s/o William Rush and Vergie Cornett Harrington]; double stone with next
HARRINGTON, Ruby A. 8 Dec 1935 [d/o Alvin and Naomi Atwood]
HARRINGTON, W. Rush 13 Sep 1880 23 Jul 1934 [William Rush, s/o James Lee and Cleopatra Harrington]; double stone with next
HARRINGTON, Virgie E. 20 May 1890 15 Jun 1981 [Virgie Ethel, d/o Fielden and Virginia Belle Cornett Henderson]
PHELPS, Mitzi Carmen 11 Apr 1963 infant d/o Thomas Kyle Phelps
PHELPS, Mary Emma 14 Jul 1915 17 Nov 1938 age 23 yrs 4 mos 3 days; [d/o Leslie and Donna Pugh Martin; 1st w/o Carl Phelps]
PHELPS, Thomas Kyle 26 Jun 1938 24 Feb 1968 [s/o Carl and Mary Emma Phelps]
BOWERS, Cora Billings 12 Jan 1888 26 Aug 1970 [2nd w/o E.P. Bowers]
BOWERS, E[phesis] P[lier] 15 Aug 1875 20 Jan 1959 [s/o Giles and Louise Bowers]; double stone with next
BOWERS, Cansyzada 21 Sep 1881 3 Jun 1932 [nee Sexton]
MARTIN, J. Glen 1910 1967 [s/o Roby L. and Agness B. Martin]; double stone with next
MARTIN, Grace G. 1913 [Therma Grace, /o Elijah and Myrtle Phillips Gordon]
ROBBINS, Lawrence W. 25 Feb 1919 double stone with next
ROBBINS, Margaret H. 3 Apr 1920 wed: 11 Jan 1941
SHAPIRO, Glee Eller 1 Nov 1919
RUTHERFORD, Brenda Kay 1 Apr 1954 9 Aug 1993
Row 5
BOLT, Kathy Dianne 1962 1962 [d/o Curtis H. and Ruby Thompson Bolt]
BOLT, Curtis H. 29 Jun 1935 6 Feb 1985 [Curtis Harrington, s/o James Paul and Blanche Harrington Bolt; m1 Ruby Thompson, m2 Drema Cyrus]
BOLT, Paul X. 9 Nov 1932 19 Nov 1991 Sp3 U.S. Army Korea; [s/o James Paul and Blanche Harrington Bolt; m1 Leanna Cox, m2 Celia Casstevens]
PHELPS, Robert A. 9 Jan 1886 19 Aug 1967 [s/o Calvin and Martha Phelps]; double stone with next
PHELPS, Nora D. 14 Apr 1887 11 Dec 1956 [d/o Lewis and Katherine Funk]
PHELPS, J. Carl 7 Sep 1916 1 Nov 2000 double stone with next
PHELPS, Elno A. 4 Feb 1917 16 May 1998
BOWERS, Alex A. 29 Sep 1904 6 Aug 1972 [s/o Ephesis Plier and Canzada Sexton Bowers]
BOWERS, Lillian Boyer 24 May 1904 17 Mar 1959 [d/o John Winton and Lena E. Boyer]
Row 6
WRIGHT, Clarence M. 29 Oct 1907 12 Jun 1984 [s/o Robert and Elsie Wright]; double stone with next
WRIGHT, Ethel Bolt 2 Apr 1910 17 Jan 2002 [d/o James and Bettie Bolt]
WRIGHT, Infant 19 Jul 1936 infant of Ethel and Clarence Wright
BOLT, Leon G. 1935 1998 double stone with next
BOLT, Charlotte A. 1938 married 12 Feb 1955
BOLT, Garnett 16 Sep 1893 23 Jan 1978 [s/o James and Ennis Ward Bolt]; double stone with next
BOLT, Artance C. 3 Mar 1894 24 Jan 1977 [Nellie Artance, d/o Bettie Cox]
BOYER, Elbert W. 1866 1953 [Elbert Winton, s/o Churchwell and Amanda Hale Boyer]; double stone with next
BOYER, Dixie L. 1882 1957 [nee Dixie Lee Roberts; raised by Frank and Jane Houk]
RHUDY, Early S. 1894 1952 [s/o William Edd and Amelia Rhudy]; double stone with next
RHUDY, Lela B. 1896 1983 [d/o L. Watson and L. Ellen Boyer]
BOYER, L. Ellen 13 Mar 1854 6 Dec 1936 [d/o Johnson and Margaret Stone Boyer]; double stone with next
BOYER, L. Watson 25 Jun 1869 14 Jun 1936 [s/o Churchwell and Amanda Hale Boyer]
BOYER, Dwight C. 10 Apr 1910 22 Sep 1985 [Dwight Carson, s/o Curtis Winton and Sally Daniel Boyer]; double stone with next
BOYER, Gladys P. 22 May 1918 2 Oct 1999 married 17 Dec 1938; [d/o Charlie and Josie Poe; SSDI lists death as 15 Oct 1999]
ADAMS, Bain William 6 Mar 1918 25 Feb 1998 Cpl U.S. Army World War II; double stone with next
ADAMS, Ila "Billie" 21 Mar 1924 27 Sep 1999
Row 7
DELP, Howard [1 Jun] 1938 [1 May] 2003 metal marker
BOLT, Jeffery Dennis 5 May 1962 5 Dec 1978 [s/o Leon and Charlotte Bolt]
BOLT, Roby Dean 27 Sep 1912 25 Oct 1912 s/o Garnett and Artance Bolt
BOLT, D. Plat 1932 age 27 days; [Dannie Plat, s/o Garnett B. and Nellie Artance Cox Bolt]
BOYER, Richard [s/o Elbert W. and Dixie Lee Boyer]; double stone with next
BOYER, Deloris 4 Nov 1990 married 22 Feb 1951; [d/o Sherman and Ruth Hawks]
BOYER, John F. 1916 1989 [John Franklin, s/o Elbert W. and Dixie Lee Boyer]; double stone with next
BOYER, Virginia H. 1916 2000 [d/o Rufus Winton and Mary Josephine Boyer Hawks]
COLLINS, Jacob L. 1891 1967 [s/o John E. and Nancy Caroline Collins; 2nd h/o Lela Boyer Rhudy]
ROBBINS, Thomas Fielden 29 Nov 1904 21 Oct 1996 [s/o William and Ellen Cornett Robbins]; double stone with next
ROBBINS, Rosalee H. 2 Aug 1911 23 Mar 1996 [d/o Bruce and Cynthia Hash Hackler]
Row 8
TAYLOR, A. Kyle, Rev. 1890 1971 [s/o John and Mattie Pollard Taylor]; double stone with next
TAYLOR, Malissie C. 1891 1969 [d/o Reuben and Emily Cornett]
TAYLOR, John N. 1909 1961 [John Norman, s/o Rev. A. Kyle and Malissie Taylor]; double stone with next
TAYLOR, Ella Mae 1916 [d/o Roby and Agnes Martin]
MARTIN, Roby Lee 5 Jul 1883 9 Sep 1974 s/o Isaac and Polly Martin; double stone with next
MARTIN, Agnes B. 31 May 1887 20 Dec 1973 [Nannie Agnes, d/o James and Ennis Ward Bolt]
MARTIN, Katie Virginia 14 Dec 1912 2 Feb 1913 [d/o Bob (Roby) and Agnes Martin]
THOMPSON, Oscar T. 20 Jun 1886 15 Jun 1972 double stone with next
THOMPSON, Laura E. 2 Mar 1887 30 Jun 1970 [d/o Clark and Jane Eller]
THOMPSON, Garland 12 Feb 1906 21 Apr 1980 [s/o Oscar T. and Laura E. Thompson]; double stone with next
THOMPSON, Beulah 12 Sep 1907 27 Jan 1984 [d/o Robert A. and Nora D. Phelps]; married 1 Jan 1926
ATKINS, Katie Mae 16 Nov 1908 25 Jul 1990 [d/o John Winton and Lena Hale Boyer; 3rd w/o John W. Atkins]; stone fallen
BOYER, John W. 9 Mar 1859 7 Apr 1949 [John Winton, s/o Johnson and Margaret (Peggy) Stone Boyer]; double stone with next
BOYER, Lena E. 22 Oct 1881 23 May 1969 [d/o Nicholus and Mary Pollard Hale]
GRUBB, Pauline Pinion 25 Jan 1943 27 Jun 1966 [d/o Wayne and Addie Pinion; w/o Raybon Grubb]
Row 9
CORNETT, Emily 25 Dec 1849 5 Jan 1941 [d/o Wright and Eliza Cassell Wright; w/o Reuben Cornett]; erected by her daughter Julia Jernigan
MARTIN, Isaac K. 2 Jul 1914 24 Feb 1983 [Isaac Koontz, s/o Roby L. and Agnes B. Martin]; double stone with next
MARTIN, Mary V. 6 Jul 1921 6 Apr 1994 [Mary Violet]
MARTIN, Infant 27 Apr 1938 infant of Isaac and Mary Martin
ANDERS, Don 11 Feb 1932 26 Oct 1994 double stone with next
ANDERS, Ruby 22 Jul 1934 children: Kip, Debbie, Terry, Tony, Lorrie
BOYER, Robert H. 19 Dec 1916 13 Dec 2000 double stone with next
BOYER, Nannie P. 23 Aug 1923
HUDSON, Leonard J. 18 May 1924 27 Aug 2000
PINION, Addie 1919 2003 metal marker
WRIGHT, Kevin J. 8 Nov 1979 15 Jan 1990 [Kevin Joe, s/o Joe and Nancy Pinion Wright]
Row 10
EDWARDS, Walter W. 1892 1940 [s/o Dosie Edwards Owens]; double stone with next
EDWARDS, Bessie D. 1895 1996 [d/o Ivorn and Emma Bowers Billings]
EDWARDS, Warren H. 3 Dec 1921 3 Jan 1979 [s/o Walter W. and Bessie D. Edwards]; double stone with next
EDWARDS, Grace T. 15 Jul 1916 9 Nov 1988 [m1 Edd Fine, m2 Warren H. Edwards]
HASH, Carl H. 13 Feb 1925 24 Mar 1945 [s/o Steve C. and Sallie Marie Hash]
BREWER, Ethel Hash 22 Jan 1930 15 Aug 1955 [d/o Steve C. and Sallie Marie Hash; w/o Dewey Brewer]
HASH, Steve C. 18 Sep 1900 28 Sep 1992 [s/o Joe and Ludema Hash]; double stone with next
HASH, Sallie Marie 14 May 1902 24 Mar 1983 [d/o John and Mary Poole; death also recorded as 1982]
HARRINGTON, Fred 1927 2002 metal marker
BOYER, William M. 7 Sep 1901 1 Apr 1957 [William McKinley, s/o John Winton and Lena Hale Boyer]; double stone with next
BOYER, Kate H. 5 Nov 1910 [2003] [d/o William Rush and Virgie Ethel Cornett Harrington]; recent burial
ROBBINS, Bert F. 18 Jan 1907 3 Apr 1980 CM1 U.S. Navy World War II; [s/o William and Ellen Cornett Robbins]; double stone with next
ROBBINS, Virginia C. 19 Aug 1917 [nee Frazier]
Row 11
OWENS, Dossie A. 12 Apr 1875 17 Apr 1958 double stone with next
OWENS, Clarence G. 6 Mar 1885 13 Feb 1964
HASH, Curtis N./W. 18 May 1941 7 Nov 1962 [s/o Steve C. and Sallie Marie Hash]
CORNETT, Pearl J. 1886 1935 [d/o Kenley C. and Mary Wright Cornett]; double stone with next
CORNETT, Fielden B. 1881 1971 [s/o Jasper and Linnie Cannoy Cornett]
POOLE, Hazel Boyer 7 Jan 1915 20 Feb 1999 [See next stone for apparent duplication.]
BOYER, Hazel P. 7 Jan 1915 [d/o John C. and Etta T. Boyer; w/o Steve Poole]; joint stone with next
BOYER, John C. 30 Mar 1888 6 Nov 1969 [John Coy, s/o Wiley Morgan and Matilda Elizabeth Coomes Boyer]; joint stone with next
BOYER, Etta T. 7 Aug 1875 23 Oct 1959 [d/o Nicolas Hale; w/o John Coy Boyer]
Row 12
POE, James M. 30 Aug 1862 1 Jul 1950 [s/o William and Peggy Poe; h/o Isabelle Poe]
POE, W. Charlie 1892 1977 [s/o James M. and Isabelle Poe]; double stone with next
POE, Josie B. 1900 1976 [d/o Belle Zona Bowers]
BOWERS, Belle Z. 9 Jun 1883 9 Mar 1968 [Belle Zona, d/o Giles and Louise Bowers]
WINGATE, Thomas 14 Aug 1865 11 Jun 1949 [s/o Wright and Eliza Cassell Wingate]; double stone with next
WINGATE, Etta Boyer 30 Nov 1869 8 Nov 1952 [d/o Johnson and Margaret Stone Boyer]
SIMS, Charley Richard 29 Jul 1914 29 Jul 1914 [s/o Edward Preston and Buena Vista Sims]
SIMS, Buena Vista 1884 1929 [d/o Kenley C. and Mary Wright Cornett; w/o E.P. Sims]
SIMS, Edward Preston 1882 1954 [Footstone reads, "L.M.M.". No one seems to know why this "unrelated" footstone is placed in this cemetery.]
ATKINS, John W. 1868 1950 [s/o Martin F and Melinda Austin Atkins; m1 Siddie Elizabeth Boyer, m2 Lillian Cedella Cornett, m3 Katie Mae Boyer]; double stone with next
ATKINS, Lillian C. 1871 1943 [Lillian Cedella, d/o Kenley C. and Mary Wright Cornett]
Row 13
HALSEY, Vivian C. 10 May 1908 24 Dec 1981 [s/o Jack and Ada Halsey; birth also recorded as 10 May 1907]; double stone with next
HALSEY, Louise B. 19 Sep 1910 26 Oct 2000 [d/o John Winton and Lena Hale Boyer]
CLARK, William Aaron 13 Apr 1895 17 Jun 1969 Va Pvt Co 162 Inf 155 Div World War I
CLARK, Ethel C. 1888 1964 [Lattie Ethel, d/o Kenley C and Mary Wright Cornett; w/o William Aaren Clark]
BILLINGS, James E. 31 Jan 1936 26 Apr 1999