Kell Cemetery

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Kell Cemetery

Smyth County, Virginia

Location: The cemetery is located on a knoll, north of Cleghorn Valley Road.

Directions: The cemetery is .4 miles east of the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church and .1 Miles north of Cleghorn Valley Road.

GPS Coordinates: 36 deg 51' 16.03" N 81 deg 39' 56.14" W

Surveyed by: Doug and Eve Blevins; updated 17 Nov 2007

Comments: There are several sunken unidentified grave sites in the cemetery. The enclosed information was recorded from the actual head stones. Rows are shown starting in the northeast corner and reading right to left as viewed from the east. Information and directions to the cemetery were provided by Daniel Blevins.

General View

Kell Cemetery, Smyth County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
BLEVINS, Tebah P. 24 Jan 1933 16 Feb 2004 Beloved wife and mother; double stone with next
BLEVINS, Howard V. 20 Jul 1926   Loving husband and father
BLEVINS, Brian Walton 1974 2002 metal marker
BLEVINS, Bobby Joe 25 Aug 1945 16 Sep 1991 I'll be loving you, love me; double stone without second inscription
BLEVINS, Mary S. 4 Apr 1924 5 Jun 2002 Beloved wife and mother; double stone without second inscription
Row 2
ANDERSON, Burley M. 17 Feb 1918 25 Oct 1992 triple stone with next two
ANDERSON, Jamie M. 6 Oct 1966 14 Jan 1967 triple stone with next
ANDERSON, Viola M. 14 May 1925    
Row 3
COX, Lura 22 Aug 1887 5 Oct 1922  
COX, Ray 9 Dec 1907 18 Jul 1926 An honest man is the noblest Work of God
BLEVINS, Ruth Ellen 1913 1928  
THOMPSON, Sallie      
THOMPSON, Alfred      
KELL, Roy B. 1897 1927 broken stone
KELL, Ella May 1895 1906 foot: E.M.K.
KELL, Elizabeth Jane 1872 1887 foot: E.J.K.
THOMPSON, John Allen 26 Jun 1862 12 Feb 1928 In loving memory; foot: Father
Row 4
BROOKS, James E. 15 Sep 1937   Loving brother
BROOKS, Edna E. 31 Jan 1933 25 Sep 1995 Loving sister
BROOKS, Calvin J. 25 Jun 1897 19 Mar 1976 PFC U.S. Army World War I; double stone with next
BROOKS, Maggie E. 10 Dec 1901 20 Mar 1983 Foot: Mother
BROOKS, Worth 17 Apr 1927 15 Sep 2000 Cpl U.S. Marine Corps
HALL, Martha E. 1867 1936 foot: M.E.H.
HALL, R.R. Vaughn 13 Mar 1907 14 Nov 1929  
KELL, Charley 19 Jan 1902 14 Nov 1916 Asleep in Jesus
HALL, Elmer L. 1920 1920  
HALL, infant son 1918 1918  
HALL, Dinah May Blevins 23 Jan 1897 20 Oct 1926 Wife of Vernon Smith Hall; their children are listed on back of the stone: Stell H. Robinson, Elmer Leslie Hall, unnamed infant, Daniel Chester Hall, fields Vernon Hall.
KELL, William H. 1812 1869 Father; at rest; double stone with next
KELL, Milley 1819 1898  
RATLIFF, Olivia J. 30 May 1867 17 Sep 1941  
RATLIFF, Robert L. 1 May 1867 24 Jun 1951  
BLEVINS, Lenora 15 Sep 1932 20 Nov 1932  
ELLER, William H. 16 Sep 1932 27 Nov 1932  
ELLER, Luke David 5 Jan 1900 10 Feb 1933  
SAWYER, Robert L. 15 Mar 1875 8 Jan 1929  
Row 5
HEATH, W.A. 8 Jun 1923 12 Dec 1935 Asleep in Jesus
HEATH, Fay 26 Sep 1928 2 Nov 1929 foot: At rest
HEATH, Paul 28 Oct 1927 3 Nov 1927 foot: At rest
HEATH, Pauline 19 Apr 1916 24 Sep 1921 foot: Rest in peace
HEATH, Cynthia 7 Dec 1914 2 Mar 1915 Asleep in Jesus; foot: Baby
ANDERSON, John W.     Co A 8 Va Cav CSA; [grave offset below others in row]
Row 6
HALL, Carnea L. 13 Apr 1903 7 Nov 1914 He was a kind and affectionate brother
HALL, Elbert T. 22 May 1905 9 Jun 1927  
KELL, Elvira 1861 1941  
KELL, Nelson 1861 1940  
ROSE, Belle Kell 28 Sep 1899 25 Mar 1979 At rest; foot: Aunt
KELL, Isaac W. 12 Dec 1922   double stone with next
KELL, Mary M. 7 Sep 1920 8 Sep 2003  
Row 7
WINEBARGER, Margaret 1924 1924 metal marker
RILEY, Anna Wallace 11 Feb 1826 23 Jul 1908 Wife of John Riley
CHAMPION, Charles E.   8 Feb 1918  
Row 8
BLEVINS, Donald Royal 10 Jan 1941   Son of Luther and Charity Blevins
BLEVINS, Luther Smith 5 Apr 1939 7 Apr 1939 Son of Luther and Charity Blevins
MOORE, Billy S. 22 Aug 1949 17 Oct 1979 double stone with next
MOORE, Charleen B. 1 Apr 1952    
BLEVINS, W.T. 14 Feb 1865 12 Feb 1934 Billie
BLEVINS, Rev. Squire 14 Dec 1861 4 Apr 1928 Husband of Ann Myers [who is] buried in Cleghorn Church Cemetery; I will meet you in New Jerusalem
BLEVINS, Susannah Joines 1826 1928 Mother; [This information is on a footstone at the foot of Squire Blevins' grave site.]
BLEVINS, Cintha Jane 29 Mar 1883 17 Oct 1911  
BLEVINS, Daniel S. 1867 1940 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Rebecca M. 1870 1926  
ROSE, Annie Laura 31 Aug 1871 26 Mar 1941 double stone with next
ROSE, Emma K. 3 Apr 1909 9 Feb 1923  
Row 9
BLEVINS, Charlotte B. 1923 2002 metal marker
BLEVINS, Ambers A. 17 Jan 1909 14 Apr 1988  
BLEVINS, Myrtle 1908 1938  
ANDERSON, John W. 12 Oct 1900 2 Apr 1965 Not my will but Thine be done; double stone with next
ANDERSON, Callie M. 17 Dec 1900 11 Mar 1994 Married 17 Dec 1924
ANDERSON, Johney B. 10 Apr 1933 2 Sep 2004 Loving father
BLEVINS, Fannie M. 25 Dec 1853 3 Sep 1916 Wife of E. Blevins; She was a good wife and mother and has gone to her reward.
RICHARDSON, Garnie E. Mar 1902 2 Mar 1941 Gone but not forgotten
BLEVINS, Lenvel 3 Mar 1858 2 Mar 1941 In loving memory by grandchildren; foot: grandfather
ROSE, James E. 1852 1936 double stone with next
ROSE, Nancy C. 1852 1948  
unknown     broken stone, no inscription
Location not identified
BLEVINS, Mildred D. 12 Dec 1939 31 Mar 2007 double stone with next
BLEVINS, Kenny 9 Mar 1938   [living Nov 2007]