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White Top Baptist Church Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: White Top

Directions: The White Top Baptist Church Cemetery is on the south side Highlands Parkway (US 58) in the White Top community of Grayson County, Virginia, not far from the Washington County, Virginia county line. Follow Highlands Parkway west to the White Top community. The cemetery is adjacent to the road. There is a small area for parking on the south side of the road in front of the cemetery.

GPS Coordinates: N36.616817 W81.605835

Surveyed by: Jeff Weaver

Comments: The White Top Baptist Church was established in 1848, and the cemetery was established as a church cemetery soon thereafter. The cemetery is generally well maintained. Many of the rows of stones are crooked, and my row numbering system was the best that could be devised on the spot.Also see the Willie Wingler Family Cemetery listing that cemetery is adjacent to this cemetery with a fence separating the two.

White Top Baptist Church
General View of the White Top Baptist Church

White Top Baptist Church Cemetery
General View of the White Top Baptist Church Cemetery

White Top Baptist Church Cemetery
General View of the White Top Baptist Church Cemetery

White Top Baptist Church Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
TESTERMAN, Arlene Kilby 25 Jan 1925   double stone with next
TESTERMAN, Woodrow Grover 25 Oct 1923 1 Apr 1995 PFC U.S. Army World War II
Row 2
MASSARI, Thomas 1926 1996  
WEAVER, Ralph 5 Feb 1924 26 Dec 1993  
WEAVER, Mayme Agnes 18 Jul 1903 28 Jul 1996 [d/o William & Alla Stansberry Wilcox; w/o Joey Weaver]
HASH, Rena 18 Sep 1934   double stone with next.
HASH, Thomas Wayne 8 May 1925 20 Dec 1987 PFC U.S. Army Korea.
BLEVINS, Oscar 27 Feb 1908 19 Oct 1992 PFC U.S. Army
PHILLIPS, Danford B. 29 Jun 1915    double stone with next
PHILLIPS, Vaughn D. 14 Nov 1914 11 Feb 1997  
BLEVINS, Cynthia V. 1923   double stone with next
BLEVINS, Howard M. 1923 1989  
BLEVINS, Donald M. 28 Aug 1947 21 Nov 1995  
Row 3
WALLS, Mitchell F. 5 May 1924 8 Sep 2001 Sgt U.S. Army World War II
BARR, Dewey 1896 1989 double stone with next.
BARR, Ida Mae 1904 1991  
PURCELL-PENNINGTON, Anna Ruth 14 Jan 1932 16 Dec 1993 triple stone with next two
PURCELL-PENNINGTON, Estrada 5 Aug 1905 27 Jan 1981  
PENNINGTON, Beulah Olive B. 13 Aug 1912 9 Feb 2000  
PENNINGTON, Elmer E. 14 Sep 1912 17 Sep 1984 S2 U.S. Navy World War II
PENNINGTON, Dorothy V. 31 May 1920 27 Jun 1979  
HASH, Albert G. 9 May 1913 14 Jun 1990 double stone with next.
HASH, Viola B. 24 Nov 1914 20 Mar 1980 [Viola Jane, d/o Cleve & Della Sturgill Blevins]
WEAVER, Minnie J. 13 Oct 1931 4 Sep 1982 double stone with next; [Minnie Jane, d/o Clifton & Rosie Lewis Walls]
WEAVER, Rex L. 26 May 1928 13 Aug 1994 [Rex Laverne, s/o Joey & Mayme Wilcox Weaver]
STUMP, Shirley S. 22 Mar 1947 29 Oct 1984  
Row 4
BLEVINS, Nonie [28 Sep] 1897 [13 Feb] 1994 double stone with next; [Nonie Pearl, d/o Harrison & Columbia Jane Pennington; w/o Arvison Blevins]
BLEVINS, Arvison 1898 1965  
BLEVINS, Carl Charles 18 Aug 1929 19 Feb 1968  
LINDSAY, Eva Gray Blevins 28 Aug 1918 2 Jun 1995 [d/o Arvison & Nonnie Dolinger Blevins; w/o Edward Lindsay]
VAUGHAN, Ann B. Hart Feb 1930   double stone with next.
VAUGHAN, Irvin G., Sr. 8 Sep 1927 15 May 1973  
BLEVINS, Viola J. 8 Jun 1912   double stone with next.
BLEVINS, Willie D. 25 May 1901 3 Feb 1970  
SULLIVAN, Howard C. 21 Nov 1937 2 Oct 1992  
SULLIVAN, Lura 26 Apr 1910 10 Dec 1967  
SULLIVAN, Bethel 1911 1988 painted wooden cross
HASH, Dora Agnes 28 Apr 1894 25 Jun 1975 double stone with next.
HASH, James Ben 7 Jan 1892 12 Feb 1972  
HASH, Blanch 11 Sep 1913 22 Dec 1999  
BLEVINS, T. Lillard 1889 1980 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Nancy H. 1889 1981  
SHEPHERD, Lura 24 Feb 1923   double stone with next
SHEPHERD, Charlie 11 Jun 1916 4 Apr 1975 Tec 5 U.S. Army World War II
WYATT, Rosa 27 May 1903 28 Dec 1981 double stone with next
WYATT, Edwin 6 Nov 1897 8 Apr 1976
WYATT, Inus L. 16 Oct 1925 29 Apr 1997 double stone with next
WYATT, Lonnie R. 16 Jan 1926 19 Dec 1991  
WEST, Roscoe J. 28 Feb 1899 28 Oct 1986 Pvt U.S. Army World War I
Row 5
BARR, Everett V. 23 Mar 1929 24 Apr 1988  
BARR, Everett Stanley 18 Jan 1962 19 Oct 1992  
BARKER, Montgomery     Co L 58th N.C. State Troops CSA
unknowns     three field stones
PAYNE, McKinley 1895 1971 double stone with next.
PAYNE, Minnie H. 1901 1977  
PAYNE, Glenn William 10 Aug 1920 15 Mar 1965 Tech 5 Co F 401st Glider Infantry U.S. Army World War II Purple Heart
unknown     "B.R.P."
HAMPTON, Laura 26 Dec 1879 17 Jun 1963  
unknown     field stone
HODGES, Carrie Lee 7 Jul 1918 18 Jul 1918  
unknowns     five field stones
BLEVINS, Flora May 29 Mar 1911 6 Mar 1912  
Row 6
unknowns     two field stones
Row 7
BLEVINS, Vaughn Wilton 20 Jul 1914 31 Aug 1914  
BLEVINS, Wmlesue 1945 1945 This is a handmade stone and the letters in the first name copied in this entry make no sense.
BISHOP, Della S. 1889 1959 double stone with next.
BISHOP, Reece 1884 1931  
BLEVINS, Catherine 6 Mar 1852 16 Jan 1932 double stone with next.
BLEVINS, N.M., Rev. 10 Sep 1853 5 May 1939  
BLEVINS, Miles W. 1865 1928 double stone with next.
BLEVINS, Elizabeth 1866 1928  
BAKER, Nancy Jane 17 Oct 1897 15 Nov 1988  
BLEVINS, Rachel 1841 1926 arbor vitae tree growing on this grave
BLEVINS, Allen 1 Dec 1830 11 Aug 1912 arbor vitae tree growing on this grave
BLEVINS, Martha F. 1901 1947  
BLEVINS, Frank 24 Apr 1891 19 Apr 1960 Pvt Ord Dept U.S. Army World War I
BLEVINS, Fields E. 19 Feb 1894 2 Dec 1978 PFC U.S. Army World War I; [s/o Miles & Elizabeth Edmonson Blevins; name recorded elsewhere as Fielden Loyd]
SHEETS, Troy M. 4 Jul 1907 1 Aug 1907 s/o C.H. & Dorsie Sheets
STURGILL, Ralph 7 Dec 1911 27 Dec 1911  
JENNINGS, Nezbt V. 1 Oct 1916 16 Dec 1916 [spelling of name sic]
unknown     field stone
SHEPHERD, Bell 8 Apr 1913 12 Jun 1969  
SHEPHERD, Wayne 16 Oct 1938 3 May 1941 s/o Earl & Bell Shepherd.
SHEPHERD, Earl 23 Mar 1910 26 Nov 1997  
SHEPHERD, Billy Dean 7 Jul 1945 20 Jan 1946 s/o Montie & Artie Shepherd
SHEPHERD, Bobby Charles 23 May 1947 1 Jan 1948  
SHEPHERD, Eliza D. 1 Jul 1893 2 Jan 1978 double stone with next; [nee Tucker]
SHEPHERD, Roe A. 16 Jul 1887 12 Feb 1948  
SHEPHERD, Viola W. 28 Jul 1929 15 May 1961  
SHEPHERD, Gladys 30 Apr 1921   double stone with next
SHEPHERD, Fred 28 Mar 1914 25 Sep 1987  
SHEPHERD, Fred, Jr. 21 Jul 1936 28 Oct 1996 double stone with next.
SHEPHERD, Shirley B. 17 Nov 1951    
BLEVINS, Evelyn Shepherd 27 Jul 1938   double stone with next.
BLEVINS, Calvin "Dayton" 9 May 1934   pre-need stone
Row 8
unknowns     two field stones
PERRY, Mary A. 4 Jan 1906 18 Jun 1906 died 6 mos 14 days; hand-carved soap stone
unknown     field stone
SULLIVAN, Ellen 4 Oct 1881 7 Sep 1944 wife of W.R. Sullivan
WALLS, Jane   12 Jun 1923  
WALLS, F.C. 4 Apr 1860 28 Aug 1923  
WALLS, Malinda 18 Aug 1864 17 Dec 1890 wife of F.C. Walls
unknowns     two field stones
WALTON, John H. 3 May 1875 10 Dec 1899  
JENNINGS, Polly 5 Oct 1828 7 Jun 1890 marble obelisk next to road.
Row 9
BLEVINS, Catherine 1829 12 Feb 1897 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Jessee 15 Mar 1823, 8 Sep 1897  
unknowns     three field stones
Row 10
unknown field stone in a very short row by itself
Row 11
BLEVINS, Infant Son 22 Nov 1905 22 Nov 1905 s/o David & L.C. Blevins
KIRK, Myrtle H. 18 Sep 1895 7 Nov 1915  
BLEVINS, Oscar 9 Jun 1896 20 Jun 1897  
unknowns     two field stones
ADAMS, Verny 19 May 1895 20 Jun 1897  
ADAMS, Ila 13 Dec 1892 23 Oct 1913  
BLEVINS, Hattie E. 4 Sep 1887 9 Jul 1906  
BLEVINS, Kisiah 16 Oct 1853 15 Feb 1922 wife of Wells Blevins
BLEVINS, Wells 9 Sep 1856 17 Dec 1924  
unknowns     two field stones
WALKER, Laura Parker 1892 1961  
unknowns     two field stones
Row 12
unknowns     four field stones
TUCKER, Betsy     mother of Eliza Tucker Shepherd
GREER, Regina Testerman 3 Oct 1952 7 Mar 1986  
WALKER, William M. 11 Dec 1879 24 Nov 1903 s/o J.A. & M.A. Walker
WALKER, James A. 29 Mar 1859 8 Dec 1915  
WALKER, Mary A. Jennings 1862 1937 wife of J.A. Walker
Row 13
ROWLAND, William Herman 17 Nov 1932 9 Mar 1984  
ROWLAND, Nonnie 17 Feb 1894 8 May 1962 double stone with next.
ROWLAND, Arther 4 Apr 1901 16 Jul 1963  
DOLINGER, Lacy 8 Aug 1923 22 Feb 1973  
DOLINGER, Myrtle P. 17 Dec 1925 17 Apr 2001  
unknowns     three field stones
Row 14
unknowns     two field stones
HOUSER, Lenora 6 Feb 1872 17 Mar 1915 wife of J.W. Houser
TESTERMAN, Etty L. 24 May 1896 8 Dec 1918  
unknown     concrete marker "T.H."; head stone might be read if rubbed.
TESTAMENT, Donna May 5 May 1911 23 Feb 1912  
unknowns     two field stones
SHEPHERD, Cora 1877 1937  
TESTERMAN Son 28 Mar 1948 28 Mar 1948 s/o Mr. & Mrs. W.G. Testerman
ROOP, Joyce A. 16 Oct 1948 16 Oct 1948  
ROOP, Lillian S. 23 Mar 1913 31 Dec 1966 double stone with next
ROOP, Elza J. 15 Jan 1913 12 Sep 1975  
unknowns     seven field stones
Row 15
unknown 20 Jul 1864 age 85 years. This stone could be deciphered with a rubbing or powder.
unknowns     three field stones
BLEVINS, Sterlin 1902 1902 s/o. W.M. & Mary J. Blevins
BLEVINS, Hazel 1900 1902 d/o W.M. & Mary J. Blevins
BLEVINS, Mary J. 1867 Aug 1902 wife of W.M. Blevins
BLEVINS, Dora Cordella 1877 1960  
unknowns     two field stones
MACKENZIE, Belvie West 1931 1963 unsure of my own handwriting on this one
WEST, Douglas H. 12 Sep 1950 22 Nov 1974 Pvt U.S. Army
unknowns     two field stones
TESTERMAN, James Walter 6 Apr 1894 12 May 1952 double stone with next
TESTERMAN, Millie R. 1 Mar 1898 19 Mar 1999  
unknown     field stone
SULLIVAN, Bessie 7 Sep 1896 21 Apr 1900  
unknown     field stone
Row 16
unknowns     two field stones
TESTERMAN, William L. 25 Jul 1930 10 Sep 1962  
unknowns     three field stones
FINELY, Nancy 28 Apr 1865 10 Mar 1945  
McGRADY, Elmore Leroy 31 Mar 1911 18 Aug 1911  
BLEVINS, Carson 16 Apr 1883 16 Oct 1930 s/o John & Susan Blevins
BLEVINS, Stella M. 26 Dec 1923 28 Dec 1928  
BLEVINS, Mozell 22 Mar 1920 18 Aug 1921 d/o Mr. & Mrs. Arvison Blevins.
BLEVINS, Dorothy Opal 15 Nov 1919 16 Apr 1921  
unknown     field stone
BLEVINS, John W. 18 Feb 1864 28 Mar 1914  
BLEVINS, Susan 10 Nov 1863 25 Feb 1914  
BLEVINS 5 Feb 1904 5 Feb 1904 child of A.W. & Bertie Blevins
BLEVINS, James M. 17 Dec 1826 26 Mar 1902 son of Wells Blevins; double stone with next
BLEVINS, Margaret   26 May 1900 age 82; d/o Andrew Edmondson
BLEVINS, Elizabeth 9 Apr 1798 25 Dec 1868  
BLEVINS, Wells 18 Oct 1795 25 Dec 1865  
unknowns     two field stones
BLEVINS, Arthur 23 Sep 1882 14 Dec 1882  
Row 17
unknown     field stone
unknown     "N.B."; hand chiseled field stone.
BLEVINS, Belinda A. 13 Nov 1835 10 Apr 185_ death date uncertain.
BLEVINS, Selina J. 4 May 1855 16 Aug 1855  
unknown     field stone
Row 18
BUCHANAN, Ardna Leah 27 Apr 1909 3 Jan 2001  
BUCHANAN, Barbara Sue 19 Jul 1943 12 Mar 1973
HART, Celia B. 1884 1960 double stone with next
HART, Isaiah H. 1882 1958  
HART, Jeroma 1838 1913  
MESSIMER, Nancy 1835 1902  
HART, Nancy   8 Feb 1902 hand carved field stone
unknown     "E.H."; hand carved field stone, badly eroded.
HART, Elisha 1824 1865  
unknowns     two field stones
STRINGER, Jefferson 8 May 1809 19 Dec 1891  
unknown     field stone
BLEVINS, Eula E. 1913 1939  
BLEVINS, Bartie M. 1881 1942 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Arthur W. 1880 [28 Nov] 1957 [Arthur William; obituary birth 12 Jan 1882]
BLEVINS, Belle J. 1 Apr 1892 7 Dec 1940 double stone with next.
BLEVINS, Ervin 5 May 1891 5 Oct 1972  
FINLEY, Luther 28 Jan 1910 28 Jan 1917  
HAMM, Jimmy Dean 28 Mar 1938 29 Mar 1938  
HAMM, Oakie May 23 Mar 1942 7 Nov 1942  
unknowns     two field stones
TESTERMAN, William L. 25 Jul 1930 10 Sep 1962  
unknowns     two field stones
Row 19
unknowns     two field stones
BLEVINS, Bethany 10 Feb 1870 24 May 1914  
BLEVINS, Martha S. 27 Feb 1847 19 Dec 1878  
BLEVINS, Wilbern 21 Apr 1844 1 Jun 1910  
BLEVINS, Martha 12 Jun 1885 18 Sep 1905 d/o Wilbern Blevins
unknown     field stone
Row 20
unknown     illegible; this stone might be read by rubbing.
unknown     field stone
TRIVITT, William 13 Jan 1825 29 Apr 1902 age 76 years 10 mos 16 days. The age on the stone doesn't work with the given dates.
unknowns     three field stones
HART, Coy L. 22 Jan 1944   "Son"; triple stone with next two
HART, Opal B. 29 Jun 1913 15 Aug 1944 "Mama"
HART, Onnie R. 5 Feb 1913 6 Feb 1990 "Papa"
unknowns     three field stones
BLEVINS, Dosha 28 Dec 1885 16 Apr 1951  
unknown     field stone
BLEVINS, Horton 17 Jan 1893 23 Oct 1962 Va Cook Co D 5th Engineers World War I
unknowns     four field stones
HART, Della 28 Apr 1894 22 Oct 1987 double stone with next
HART, Ora Lee 1 Jun 1904 3 Jul 1960  
unknowns     three field stones
Row 21
unknowns     four field stones
BLEVINS, Denver 16 Jan 1929 25 Oct 1992 s/o Horton W. & Lucy B. Blevins
unknowns     two field stones
HART, Arthur G. 21 Apr 1884 12 May 1972 double stone with next
HART, Laura A. 16 Apr 1889 3 Jan 1976  
HART, _____ 23 Jul 1861 13 Jul 1951 name illegible
HART, Charlie H. 27 Oct 1921 24 Aug 1944 Va Pvt 141st Inf 36th Inf Division World War II
HART, Pearlie M. 30 Apr 1928 6 Sep 1928  
HART, Earl A. 23 Jul 1937 3 Jul 1939  
unknown     field stone
WINGLER, Bronard C. 1938 1938 s/o Mr. & Mrs. Jake Wingler
WINGLER, Violet Nov 6, 1919 Jan 26, 1920  
unknown     field stone next to road
Row 22
unknown     field stone
WINGLER, Marie 6 Aug 1929 6 Jun1930  
GREER, Delores Ann 15 May 1943 10 Oct 1943 d/o Horace & Vada Greer
SHEPHERD, Rebecca H. 2 Feb 1900 5 Jan 1986 triple stone with next two
SHEPHERD, Smith E. 3 May 1896 27 Apr 1960  
SHEPHERD, Luther E. 22 Dec 1917 25 Feb 1952 [s/o Smith E. Shepherd; h/o Louise]
SHEPHERD, Claudie 16 May 1930 21 Sep 1930 double stone with next
SHEPHERD, Vernard 5 Jun 1927 25 Dec 1933  
PENNINGTON, Joan 18 Nov 1939 31 Mar 1940  
unknowns     four field stones
BLEVINS, Eli 2 Oct 1858 19 Oct 1886  
BLEVINS, Carma Eli 16 Dec 1909 21 Feb 1910 s/o Gorden & Maggie Blevins
unknowns     nine field stones
Row 23
unknowns     ten field stones
BLEVINS, Odell 5 Aug 1925 5 Aug 1925 s/o S.G. & Ennis Blevins
unknown     field stone
EAGLE, Ira M. 10 Jun 1921   double with next.
EAGLE, Edna S. 12 Jul 1922   apparently a pre-need stone
WALLS, Wilmer Bruce 12 May 1921 1 May 1991 SC2 U.S. Navy World War II
WALLS, Oscar E. 16 Sep 1893 2 Dec 1974 double stone with next
WALLS, Olivene S. 20 Sep 1896 31 Mar 1985  
STURGILL, Stella 3 Jun 1929 12 Dec 1982 handmade concrete marker; double stone with next
STURGILL, Amanda 19 Mar 1886 May 1967  
Row 24
unknowns     two field stones
SHUMATE, Ann Oakie 22 Oct 1904   double stone with next.
SHUMATE, Ira E. 18 Oct 1904 31 Jul 1960  
SHUMATE, Ludema C. 20 Jul 1862 16 Apr 1937  
SHUMATE, Harold T. 5 Jan 1931 5 Jan 1931  
unknowns     two field stones
BLEVINS, Eli     Co F 63rd Va Inf CSA
BLEVINS, Wiley Haywood 1859 20 Feb 1897  
unknowns     two field stones
WILLIAMS, J.     hand carved field stone, eroded, name possibly misread.
unknowns     eleven field stones
Row 25
unknowns     thirteen field stones
MILLER, Wells 5 Aug 1847 9 Feb 1906 modern quad stone with next three
DUNCAN, Matilda 10 Jun 1849 15 Oct 1883  
MILLER, Lester 12 Mar 1913 15 Sep 1916  
MILLER, Howard 12 Mar 1913 18 Jun 1913  
HARTSOE, William Carl 14 Apr 1918 21 Nov 1957 MM1 U.S. Navy World War II
SHEETS, Maude A 3 Jan 1897 17 May 1982 [Maude Alberta, d/o William & Sarah Wyatt Mahaffey; w/o Charlie Winfield Sheets]
unknowns     four field stones
SHUMATE, Mattie 2 Oct 1893 11 Nov 1895  
SHUMATE, Besse A.G. 15 Nov 1891 20 Nov 1895  
ROSE, Ada G. 23 Jul 1893 2 Dec 1895  
SHUMATE, J.S. 2 Jan 1859 2 Jan 1910  
SHUMATE, J. Arthur 11 May 1898 21 Jan 1918  
unknowns     two field stones