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Walls Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Middle Fork of Helton Creek

Directions: From Highlands Parkway (US 58) about 0.2 mile west of Mt. Rogers School go north on Middle Fork Ln (Rt 750) about 0.8 mile. Go right (east) on Hiley Branch Rd (Rt 828) about 0.8 mile to the Walls Cemetery at the end of the road.

GPS Coordinates: N36.615951 W81.536225

Surveyed by: Jeff Weaver and Dave Reedy on 12 Jun 2003

Comments: The cemetery is neat, clean, well fenced and has lots of room for expansion. It is, however, at the end of a very steep road. Several graves have small granite name markers flush with the ground of recent vintage. The supposition is that they replaced earlier field stones, when the identity of the person buried there was known. Listings with names but no dates are these markers.

Walls Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
NICKLES, J.      
unknowns     two field stones
Row 2
FINLEY, L.      
FINLEY, Mary Etta 1903 1963  
unknowns     three field stones
FINLEY, James Lester   18 Apr 1942 VA PFC 155 Depot Brigade; Star of David
FINLEY, Edith E. 24 Jan 1897 1 May 1987 [nee Blevins; w/o James Lester Finley]
FINLEY, Archie 5 Jan 1922 14 Jun 2000  
Row 3
unknowns     four field stones
BLEVINS, Isaac Wade 22 Mar 1913 2 Apr 1913  
BLEVINS, Lessie Jeston 20 Jun 1918 24 Jan 1919  
unknown     field stone
BLEVINS, Lara F. 25 Jul 1959 16 Mar 1961  
ABSHER, Jacqulin 2 Feb 1964 14 Feb 1964  
BLEVINS, John A. 5 Oct 1890 15 Apr 1966 ["Jack"]; double stone with next
BLEVINS, Dora E. 9 Apr 1889 11 Apr 1978  
BLEVINS, Hazel V. 17 Jun 1922 6 Nov 1973 [d/o John A. & Dora E. Blevins]
BLEVINS, Guy 1931 2001 funeral home marker
BLEVINS, David 1950 2000 funeral home marker
BLEVINS, Andrew 20 May 1898 3 May 1993 U.S. Army World War I; [s/o Calvin & Eliza Ball Blevins; h/o Iva]
Row 4
unknown     field stone
BLEVINS, Calvin 1858 1941 [s/o Morris & Lucinda Farmer Blevins]; double stone with next
BLEVINS, Eliza Ellen 1861 1937 [d/o William B. & Evaline Caroline Reedy Ball]
BLEVINS, B.      
Row 5
unknowns     two field stones
BLEVINS, S.A. 20 Aug 1889 __ Jun 193_ hand carved field stone
unknowns     two field stones
BLEVINS, Blaine T. 28 Apr 1910 10 Jul 1974 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Nanie H. 28 Aug 1913    
BLEVINS, Shirley 17 Jul 1935 10 Feb 1991 [Shirley Marie, d/o Leroy & Penny Packer Bower; w/o Guy Blevins]
SEVERT, Abner 1894 1966 double stone with next
SEVERT, Grace 1912 1983 [nee Walls]
SEVERT, Lacy Grant 12 Sep 1928 4 Apr 1957 [s/o Abner & Grace Walls Severt; birth year also read as 1938]
WALLS, Andy Glen 18 Mar 1924   double stone with next
WALLS, Irene Miller 17 Apr 1927 3 Mar 2000  
Row 6
unknowns     two field stones
BLEVINS, J.      
BLEVINS, Ann      
BLEVINS, Solomon A. 11 Sep 1873 3 Jun 1947 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Lydia 11 Dec 1875 22 Oct 1961  
WALLS, Marion Grant 14 Jan 1886 21 Sep 1964 double stone with next
WALLS, Mary Jane 20 Sep 1884 10 Jan 1968  
WALLS, Lacy "Bum" 1 Jul 1910 27 Aug 1981 double stone with next
WALLS, Gladys Greer 5 Sep 1922 26 Aug 2000  
Row 7
GREER, K.      
GREER, R.      
GREER, Mary E. 22 Nov 1882 26 Jun 1964  
BLEVINS, Ben 6 Jan 1858 27 Aug 1912 double stone with next; [Ben's age listed as 25 in 1900 census, Charity listed as widow in 1910.]
BLEVINS, Charity Isa 15 Mar 1874 21 May 1927  
BLEVINS, James A. 1870 4 Sep 1942 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Rosie L. 1881 3 Apr 1947  
unknowns     three field stones
BLEVINS, Dewey 1 Apr 1899 15 Feb 1988 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Mary 5 Mar 1905 5 Nov 1982  
BLEVINS, Alvin M. 20 Jan 1939 12 Feb 1978 double stone with next; [s/o Dewey & Mary Blevins]
BLEVINS, Juanita 12 Nov 1943   [nee Walls; birth month also read as Oct]
BLEVINS, Donnie Lee 26 Aug 1952 16 Dec 1952 [s/o Lessie Blevins]
EDWARDS, James Stevenson, Jr. 18 Mar 1967 18 Mar 1967 [s/o James & Ann Edwards]
BLEVINS, Ray A. 1944 2003 funeral home marker
Row 8
BLEVINS, T.      
BLEVINS, C.      
BLEVINS, Elizabeth     "Baby"
BLEVINS, N.J.   1886 "Baby"; hand carved field stone; [death date also read as Mar 1880]
unknowns     four field stones
BLEVINS, Harry Thomas 1917 1919 [s/o Lillie Blevins]
BLEVINS, Jessie Lee 1924 1930 [s/o Lillie Blevins]
WALLS, Reggie Ray 15 Feb 1908 9 Mar 1999 double stone with next
WALLS, Lillie Viola 1 Mar 1895 29 Sep 1992 [d/o Ben Blevins & Charity Kilby]
Row 9
MINNEY, B.      
BLEVINS, J.      
ADAMS, R.      
BLEVINS, J.      
BLEVINS, M.      
BLEVINS, L.      
unknown     field stone
GREAR, L.      
Row 10
GREER, Paul B. 4 Apr 1953 27 Feb 2000  
BLEVINS, Catherine C. 6 Feb 1890 4 Aug 1992 [Catherine Charity, d/o Tom & Elizabeth Kilby Greer; w/o James C. Blevins]
BLEVINS, James C. 13 Aug 1887 9 Mar 1935 ["Jack"]
BALDWIN, Mahala A. 1 Oct 1875 24 Feb 1920  
GREAR, A.      
GREER, L.      
BLEVINS, F.      
GREER, Earl 1923 1924  
GREER, J. Luther 1898 1934 double stone with next
GREER, Bannie B. 1898 1998 [nee Blevins]
GREER, Wayne E. 19 Jul 1928 18 Jan 1992 double stone with next; [s/o Luther & Bannie Blevins Greer]
GREER, Wretha C. 11 Feb 1930    
SHUMATE, Lawson 4 May 1920 21 Feb 1995 Tec 5 U.S. Army World War II; double stone with next; [s/o Noah & Rachel Jones Shumate]
SHUMATE, Faye 16 Apr 1924   [nee Greer; birth year also recorded as 1931]
BLEVINS, Andy "Boomer" 20 Aug 1890 5 May 1963 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Minnie Elizabeth 19 Apr 1900 13 Apr 1956  
BLEVINS, Rondy D. 30 May 1920 22 Apr 1993 double stone with next; [Rondy Dale, s/o Andy & Minnie E. Blevins]
BLEVINS, Maudie K. 19 Feb 1924    
Row 11
BLEVINS, Price 21 Dec 1939 21 Dec 1939 [s/o Courtney Blevins & Bonnie Price]
BLEVINS, Paul 12 Apr 1941 12 Apr 1941 [s/o Courtney Blevins & Bonnie Price]
BLEVINS, Alex 7 May 1877 3 Apr 1957 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Allie 19 Aug 1877 4 Sep 1959  
BLEVINS, Lee 5 Sep 1902 23 Dec 1966 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Minta 28 July 1900 18 Feb 1975 [nee Perkins]
unknowns     five field stones
TAYLOR, Wornie 1931 2002  
Row 12
BLEVINS, Roy J. 25 Aug 1918 3 Oct 1979 double stone with next; [Roy Jesse, s/o Alex & Allie Blackburn Blevins]
BLEVINS, Blye S. 17 Jan 1923   [nee Stamper]
MINNIX, J.      
FINLEY, Susan      
FINLEY, T.      
unknown     five field stones
ABSHER, Clarissa A. 27 Sep 1905 9 Mar 1957 double stone with next; [Clarissa Ann, d/o Mr. & Mrs. Grant Walls; 1st w/o Sam Abshire]
ABSHER, Sam O. 24 Jan 1905 19 Jul 1971 [m1 Clarissa Walls, m2 Mabel Blevins; middle initial could be 'Q']
BLEVINS, August (Earl) 23 Dec 1935 3 Dec 2000 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Patricia Brady 23 Dec 1938 2 Nov 2001  
Row 13
FINLEY, James S. 26 Aug 1928 30 Apr 1999 double stone with next
FINLEY, Artie F. 10 Sep 1923    
BLEVINS, E.     [initial also read as 'F']
unknown     field stone
BLEVINS, P.      
BLEVINS, H.      
SHEPARD, Ollie E.      
SHEPARD, Ollie E. 25 Sep 1898 28 May 1972 double stone with next; [nee Abshire]
SHEPARD, George W. 17 Jul 1896 3 May 1933  
SHEPARD, Fred L. 14 Aug 1916 19 Jul 1936 [s/o George W. & Ollie Abshire Shepard]
BLEVINS, Charlie Glenn 9 Jun 1910   double stone with next; [s/o Ben & Charity Isa Blevins]
BLEVINS, Odessa 19 Sep 1917 9 Aug 1983 [Ardena Odessa, d/o Glenn Reedy]
BLEVINS, Ervin E. 17 Oct 1945 26 Apr 1951 [s/o Charlie Glenn & Ardena Odessa Reedy Blevins]
BLEVINS, Reba June 10 Oct 1964 10 Jun 1965 [d/o Bradley Bluford Blevins]
BLEVINS, Bradley Bluford 23 Jan 1941 2 Mar 1986 [s/o Charlie Glenn & Ardena Odessa Reedy Blevins]
BLEVINS, Aaron R. 18 Aug 1938 1 Dec 1994 double stone with next; [s/o Charlie Glenn & Ardena Odessa Reedy Blevins]
BLEVINS, Beulah F. 17 Nov 1942   [d/o Marvin & Becky Trivett]
Row 14
FINLEY, James S. 26 Aug 1928 30 Apr 1999  
FINLEY, Artie F. 10 Sep 1923    
STARKE, Ruth S. 12 Mar 1930 30 Nov 1985 [d/o George W. & Ollie Abshire Shepherd]
BLEVINS, Harrison M. 1 Jan 1890 19 Mar 1953 double stone with next; [Harrison Monroe]
BLEVINS, Isabell C. 3 May 1895 24 Jul 1967  
Row 15
WILSON, J. Preston 25 Dec 1919 16 Feb 1999 double stone with next
WILSON, Charmie B. 14 Sep 1932   Married 6 May 1952
BLEVINS, Basil W. 8 Apr 1913 25 Apr 1985 double stone with next; [death year also read as 1989]
BLEVINS, Oatie D. 28 Jun 1911    
WALLS, Jonathan Edward 27 Jun 1985 27 Jun 1985 marker not found in 2003
TRIVETTE, Donna Jean 28 Mar 1966 28 Mar 1966 [infant d/o Ola Mae Trivette]
Row 16
BLEVINS, Candis 16 Aug 1916 17 Dec 1993 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Frank 31 Aug 1905 22 Jun 1992  
BLEVINS, Patricia 1948 20__ funeral home marker
BLEVINS, Steve A. 1968 20__ funeral home marker
Row 18
WALLS, Faye 16 Feb 1944   double stone with next
WALLS, Harold 1 Jun 1938    
WILES, Beulah B. 29 Aug 1923 12 Apr 2001  
WILES, Michael R. "Hook" 20 July 1959 8 Nov 2000 double stone with next
WILES, Wanda Sue 11 Aug 1960   Married 3 Jul 1993
Row 19
BLEVINS, Blaine G. 2 Sep 1901 30 Jun 1988 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Pauline P. 14 Feb 1904 24 Dec 1996  
BLEVINS, David "D.A." 28 Sep 1945 13 Jan 1995 double stone with next; [s/o Blaine G. & Pauline Blevins]
BLEVINS, Dorna W. 6 Oct 1948    
WALLS, Reggie "Dump" 23 Aug 1932   double stone with next
WALLS, Lettie "Bug" 26 Jun 1941    
Row 20
FINLEY, Bruce 7 May 1921 25 Feb 1988 [h/o Jossie Blevins]
Row 21
BLEVINS, Isaac Windfield 8 Jul 1901 20 Mar 1999 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Ina Emoline 21 May 1901 3 Jul 1981  
Row 22
FORR, Infant     funeral home marker, all data missing by 2003; [child of Judy Forr]
BLEVINS, Roger G. 22 Mar 1955 2 Nov 1991 [s/o Ervin & Frances Hamm Blevins]
BLEVINS, Ervin 8 Aug 1936 1 Sep 1994 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Frances Ham 21 May 1937    
WALLS, James Ward 25 Nov 1929 7 Jan 2005 double stone with next
WALLS, Eva B. 18 Oct 1931 16 Oct 2003  
Row 23
WALLS, Elmer Alvin 18 Jul 1921 27 Jul 1998 Pvt U.S. Army World War II; double stone with next
WALLS, Maxie L. 15 Jul 1930    
Row 24
HAM, Howard 1934 2002 funeral home marker
Known to have been buried here but no marker found
BLEVINS, Edna Geneva [15 Nov 1923] [10 Oct 1980] [d/o William Lyle & Laura Hall Farmer; w/o Manuel Blevins]
FINLEY, Lizzie [26 Dec 1898] [20 Nov 1954] [d/o Joseph Finley]