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Smith Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Blue Ridge Parkway between milepost 213 and 214

Directions: This cemetery is at the end of a private road on the south side of the Blue Ridge Parkway between milepost 213 and 214, across the Blue Ridge Parkway from Crown Ridge Rd (Rt 804).

GPS Coordinates: N36.57011 W80.87266

Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson; completed 30 Apr 2001, updated 19 Apr 2008

Comments: Roby Goodson donated the land for the cemetery. The cemetery is well fenced and maintained.

Smith Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
SMITH, James J. 23 Dec 1923   [James Jackson, s/o Jackson Ruben Smith & Dora Walker; m1 Betty Jo Edwards, m2 Loree Phyllis Baker]
SMITH, Betty Jo E. 13 Jan 1932 15 Mar 1991 shared stone with above; [d/o Bert R. Edwards & Mae Tompkins]
SMITH, Harold Eugene 29 Mar 1952 7 Jul 1953 [s/o James Jackson Smith & Betty Jo Edwards]
SMITH, Paul N. 30 Dec 1921 23 Dec 1997 PFC U.S. Army; [s/o Jackson Ruben Smith & Dora Walker; m1 Clyde Creed, m2 Anna Laura Tappen]
SMITH, Anna L. Tappen 9 Jul 1928 14 Sep 2000 shared stone with above; [Anna Laura, d/o Chester Lee Tappen &Bernice Ivy; m Jackson Graham Foster Jr., Mearle Lane Sparkman Sr., and Paul N. Smith]
Row 2
GOODSON, Nora E. [16 Jun 1924] [8 Mar 1994] [Nora Ellen, d/o Thomas Shelby Goodson & Elsie Eller Smith]
LUNDY, Fanny Smith [Nov 1927] [d/o William Riley Smith & Polly Caroline McRoberts; w/o Davis Cooper Lundy]
SMITH, Willie   1920 [infant twin s/o Jackson Ruben Smith & Dora Walker]
SMITH, Pearly   1920 shared stone with above; [infant twin d/o Jackson Ruben Smith & Dora Walker]
SMITH, Elmer   1930 [infant twin s/o Jackson Ruben Smith & Dora Walker]
SMITH, Elva   1930 shared stone with above; [infant twin d/o Jackson Ruben Smith & Dora Walker]
SMITH, Lonnie L.   20 Nov 1949 [s/o Bruce J. Smith & Creva Elaine Williams]
SMITH, Junior   1931 [s/o Jackson Ruben Smith & Dora Walker]
SMITH, Jackson 15 Jan 1894 22 Apr 1962 Pvt Co G 23rd Inf World War I; b/d on military stone is 15 Jan 1892; [Jackson Ruben, s/o William Riley Smith & Polly Caroline McRoberts]
SMITH, Dora W. 15 Jul 1898 12 Nov 1979 shared stone with above; [d/o James Walker & Candis Brinager; w/o Jackson Ruben Smith]
SMITH, Talmadge 11 May 1933 9 Aug 1991 [s/o Jackson Ruben Smith & Dora Walker; m1 Verna Lou Burcham, m2 Betty Gwendolyn]
SMITH, Betty G. 1 Apr 1942   [nee Gwendolyn]; shared stone with above
SMITH, Richard H. 2 Jan 1947 12 Mar 1978 [s/o Paul N. Smith & Clyde Creed]
SMITH, Jimmy A. 22 Aug 1948 30 Nov 1992 [s/o Paul N. Smith & Clyde Creed; h/o Terry Lea Reynolds]
SMITH, Tia Marie "Teeya" 10 Jun 1979 8 Oct 1996 [d/o Jimmie A. Smith & Terry Lea Reynolds]
Row 3
GOODSON, Maynard E. [18 Jan] 1950 [Jun] 1981 [Maynard Eugene, s/o Thomas Shelby Goodson & Elsie Eller Smith]
JONES, John      
JONES, Elsie S.G. [15 Jun 1905] [06 Oct 1992] [Elsie Eller, d/o William Riley Smith & Polly Caroline McRoberts; m1 Thomas Shelby Goodson, m2 John Jones]
SMITH, Polly K. 18 Feb 1859 19 Dec 1950 [Polly Caroline, d/o Tom McRoberts & Peggy Shinault; w/o William Riley Smith]
SMITH, “Bill” R. 15 Jun 1834 24 Jun 1928 [William Riley, s/o Lewis Smith & Sarah Harritt Holderfield; census recorded birth as Oct 1855]
SMITH, Cox Edward 2 Sep 1869 12 Oct 1927 [s/o Lewis Smith & Sarah Harritt Holderfield]
SMITH, Matilda Loucenda 7 Aug 1870 16 Feb 1953 [d/o David Norman & Prudence Goodson; w/o Cox Edward Smith]
SMITH, Lewis Sep 1827 25 Oct 1902 Co G 63rd VA Inf CSA; [Lewis W.; b Sep 1822 per census]
SMITH, Sarah Harritt [Apr 1831]   ["Sally", w/o Lewis Smith; nee Holderfield]
SMITH, "Hobo" John [Feb 1873] [1928] [s/o Lewis Smith & Sarah Harritt Holderfield]
DUNCAN, J. Curtis 12 Jan 1965 12 Feb 1988 [Jackie Curtis, s/o Jackie Monroe Duncan & Geraldine Rena Whittington; h/o Amy Diane Jones]
Row 4
SMITH, Charlie F. 8 Mar 1912 24 May 1972 [Charlie Freeman, s/o Cox Edward Smith & Matilda Loucenda Norman]
SMITH, Vertie P[atton] 21 Feb 1921   shared stone with above; [d/o Brutis Fleming Patton& Mary Viola Williams; w/o Charlie Freeman Smith]
SMITH, Darlene   1915 d/o Issac Smith & Rosie Richardson
SOUTH, Wilmer Preston 9 Apr 1928 9 Dec 1993 Cpl U.S. Army; [s/o Wiley Preston South & Edith Virginia Smith]
DAVIS, Ethel Monday 27 Jun 1915 6 Mar 1999 [d/o Roby Monday & Adeline Smith; w/o Berlin Alexander Davis]
ANDERSON, Glenn      
BLEVINS, Herman R. 1 Apr 1929 4 Oct 1991 [Herman Rufus, s/o John H. Blevins & Molly Shores]
BLEVINS, Loree P. 8 May 1932   shared stone with above; [Loree Phyllis, d/o Ray Clarence Baker & Pauline Coe; m1 Herman Rufus Blevins, m2 James Jackson Smith]
BLEVINS, Joyce 3 Jun 1966    
Row 5
ROBERTSON, Vannie S. 4 May 1903 15 Apr 1997 [d/o Cox Edward Smith & Matilda Loucenda Norman; w/o Arthur Wesley Robertson, Sr.]
BURCHAM, Kenneth H. 17 Feb 1955 1 Apr 1997 [Kenneth Howard, s/o Herbert Kenneth Burcham & Irene Metty South; h/o Joan Marie Coleman]
BLEVINS, Herman L. 1 Mar 1948    
BLEVINS, Sharon K. 24 Oct 1950   shared stone with above