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Laurel Cemetery

Konnarock, Smyth County, Virginia

The Laurel Valley Cemetery is located a few feet from the intersection of Whitetop Road and Crab Apple Lane in the Konnarock Section of Smyth County, Virginia. This cemetery was surveyed by Jeff Weaver on March 24, 2003. There are 234 grave sites identified in this record, the oldest dating from 1878. Genealogical notes by Dave Reedy added May 11, 2003.


Two general views of the Laurel Cemetery

Laurel Cemetery, Smyth County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
Moore, John Hillard Mar. 9, 1889 Dec. 25, 1981  
Warren, Raymond A. Aug. 4, 1926 Nov. 15, 1992  
Shumate, Sarah E. Feb. 16, 1904 Mar. 6, 1999 Double stone with next; d/o Arthur W. Riddle & Emma Upchurch.
Shumate, McKinley F. Oct. 15, 1898 Jan. 1, 1983  
Row 2
Lester, Hugh C., Jr. Mar. 4, 1934 July 21, 1971  
Lester, Hugh B. Oct. 30, 1896 Feb. 28, 1982 Double stone with next
Lester, Cordelia B. Apr. 23, 1898 Nov. 3, 1983  
Row 3
Shumate, Jesse May 4, 1935 July 16, 1994 AN, U.S. Navy, Korea
Shumate, Arthur Ward Dec. 1, 1927 Dec. 16, 2000 Double stone with next
Shumate, Delores K. Dec. 31, 1931    
Row 4
Combs, Naomi B. Aug. 20, 1925   Double stone with next
Combs, Robert Lee Apr. 2, 1916 Sep. 10, 1997 U.S. Army, World War II
Testerman, James Irvin, Sr. "Jim" Oct. 29, 1937 July 9, 2000 U.S. Navy
Testerman, Ricky Lane July 6, 1958 April 11, 1971  
Testerman, Dora B. Nov.7, 1916   Double stone with next
Testerman, Arde Mar. 15, 1915 Dec. 30, 1992  
Testerman, Lucas A Feb. 25, 1935 Oct. 22, 1973 Double stone with next
Testerman, Janet C. Jan. 25, 1941    
Testerman, Nancy C. Jan. 20, 1892 Aug. 22, 1976  
Testerman, Bruce H. 1913 1985 PFC, U.S. Army, World War II
Testerman, Roger C. 1919 1978 Corp., 29th Inf. Div., U.S. Army, World War II
Row 5
Stuart, Keith Boyd May 14, 1967 Dec. 22, 1986  
Pennington, Lura Gay Roark June 2, 1914 Nov. 15, 1968 Double stone with next
Pennington, Lillard Odell Jan 3, 1911 Mar. 26, 1999  
Brooks, Edith E. Feb. 5, 1922   Double stone with next
Brooks, Howar Sep. 5, 1919 Mar. 5, 1999 Married Dec. 27, 1941
Blevins, Mae E. Nov. 29, 1907 Mar. 18, 2001 Double stone with next
Blevins, William L. "Bill" May 25, 1912 June 21, 2000  
Blevins, Jessie M. July 31, 1932 Sept. 1, 2000 Corp., U.S. Army, Korea
Haga, Albert L. "Doc" May 11, 1913   Double stone with next
Haga, Beulah "Bow" May 11, 1919 Jun. 16, 2002  
Miller, Carrington W. "Carrie" Dec. 25, 1912   Double stone with next
Miller, Kelly Ford Mar 8, 1911 Feb. 9, 1997  
Shepherd, Roger L. June 24, 1947 Sep. 21, 1997 Double stone with next
Shepherd, Carolyn J. April 15, 1948    
Price, Jaysee Nov. 5, 1920 Aug. 21, 2002 Double stone with next
Price, Viola P. July 28, 1923 May 24, 2001  
Shepherd, Mont E. Aug. 10, 1922   Double stone with next
Shepherd, Artie E. Nov. 10, 1927 Aug. 11, 1994  
Row 6
Blevins, James D. Apr. 2, 1937   Double stone with next
Blevins, Dorothy G. Jan. 27, 1941   Pre-need stone
Barr, Johnny Dale, Jr. Feb. 22, 1980 Feb 27, 1980  
Dolinger, Avery F. 1885 1968 Double stone with next
Dolinger, Molly B. 1892 1972  
Row 7
Hayes, William Everette Jan. 9, 1919   Double stone with next
Hayes, Ethel P. Jan. 26, 1921 Nov. 26, 2001  
Hayes, Irvin May 14, 1927 2002 Double stone with next
Hayes, Margaret R. Aug. 16, 1928    
Baker, Eddie Sep. 3, 1912   Double stone with next
Baker, Esther Oct. 28, 1916 Feb. 27, 2000  
Blevins, R. C. Oct. 6, 1935 Oct. 17, 1999 Sp4, U.S. Army; Double stone with next
Blevins, Nancy     Married June 19, 1962
Barr, Sally J. Mar. 3, 1938 Mar. 5, 1999 Double stone with next
Barr, Marshall Lee Oct. 9, 1938    
Stanberry, Aley Oct. 22, 1879 June 30, 1967  
Weaver, Irene Ruby July 8, 1927 Apr. 10, 1968 Wife of Carver Weaver
Weaver, Wade W, 1895 1975 Wagonner, U.S. Army, World War I
Row 8
Price, T.     Funeral home marker
Price, C.     Funeral home marker
Vaughn, Shelia Adams Jan. 11, 1950 Aug. 3, 2000  
Adams, J. Everett Jan. 12, 1922 Aug. 30, 2000 Double stone with next
Adams, Helena H. Oct. 7, 1927    
Haga, Clarence A. Oct. 8, 1914   Double stone with next
Haga, Elizabeth L. Dec. 15, 1915 Dec. 3, 1999  
Janney, Rita M. Nov. 24, 1946 April 29, 1991  
Hoosier, William A., Sr. Sep. 23, 1911 Feb. 17, 1946 Double stone with next
Hoosier, Martha Haga April 19, 1917    
Hoosier, Janet Neomia Feb. 5, 1939 Dec. 7, 1995  
Meyer, Heinz 1899 1987  
Meyer, Marga 1898 1990  
Simcox, Eda Blevins Pennington Sep. 7, 1882 Jun. 24, 1973  
Shepherd, Biddie Feb. 8, 1872 Dec. 14, 1946  
Hoosier, Nancy Blevins Jan. 2, 1875 Sep. 19, 1964  
Row 9
Mitchell, J. Woods, Sr. Jan. 14, 1927   Double stone with next
Mitchell, G. Pauline May 7, 1928 Sep. 23, 2001  
Hoffman, Connie May 5, 1957 May 28,m 1957 s/o Mr. & Mrs. Bruner Hoffman
Hoffman, Silas Brunner Oct.30, 1910 July 17, 1981 Double stone with next
Hoffman, Ruby Dale July 7, 1920    
Huffman, Carl E. 1924 1944 Virginia, Pvt., 180th Inf., 45th Inf. Division, U. S. Army, World War II
Huffman, Daniel M. 1870 1964  
Francis, Thomas Lester Sept. 17, 1895 Apr. 9, 1962 Age 66 years
Francis, Carrie H. July 23, 1898 Aug. 27, 1964 Age 66 years
Johnson, Sherry Lynn Sept. 1, 1966 Sep. 16, 1966  
Johnson, Violet Isabel 1925 2003 Funeral Home marker
Huffman, Void E. Sep. 6, 1902 Oct. 30, 1977 Double stone with next
Huffman, Laura E. Dec. 20, 1896 Jan. 21, 1983  
Huffman, James Allen Jun. 12, 1973 Jun 3, 1985
Roberts, Joshua Ryan Mar 3, 1994 Mar. 3, 1994 Baby of Donald & Ella Roberts
Hoffman, Edward D. 1932 2003 Funeral home marker
Combs, Manuel A. Sept. 19, 1926 Feb. 28, 2003  
Combs, David L. Sep. 29, 1936 Aug. 30, 1999  
Harringer, Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Sep. 11, 1959 Feb. 7, 1996  
Harringer, Betty S. Dec. 12, 1932   Double stone with next
Harringer, John F. Aug. 17, 1929 Dec. 8, 1999  
Blevins, Luther Albert Apr. 21, 1910 Oct. 9, 1973  
Brooks, Frank James Apr. 5, 1936 Nov. 5, 1975  
Row 10
Combs, Mary H. Apr. 19, 1916   Double stone with next
Combs, Lillard F. Apr. 19, 1911 Nov. 4, 1972  
Perkins, Otis Lee Dec. 22, 1914 Feb. 21, 1987 Pvt., U.S. Army, World War II
Reedy, Chester L. Jun. 26, 1939 Apr. 3, 1987 s/o Thomas A. Reedy & Queenie Billings
Reedy, Thomas A. Mar. 10, 1894 Sep. 17, 1987 s/o Isaac H. Reedy & Charlotta Sheets.
Reedy, Tommy Mar. 14, 1956 July 22, 1990 s/o Carrie Reedy
Reedy, Velma Virginia Oct. 7, 1923 Aug. 29, 2000 Funeral home marker; d/o Thomas A. Reedy & Queenie Billings.
Anders, Jimmy Lee 1944 2002 Funeral home marker
Pennington, Elwanda T. Aug. 14, 1931   Double stone with next
Pennington, Herbert Dec. 9, 1934   U.S. Navy, 1952. Retired Sergeant First Class U.S. Army, 1975
Hall, Edith M. 1931   Double stone with next; d/o Harvey Pennington & Margaret S. Pennington.
Hall, William R. 1931   Pre-need stone
Shomate, John W. July 16, 1924 Oct. 12, 2002 Funeral home marker
Row 11
Hoosier, Herman Roscoe Nov. 8, 1908 Feb. 7, 1993 Double stone with next
Hoosier, Edna Hoffman Aug. 31, 1917 Feb. 14, 1995  
Umbarger, Walter L. July 17, 1867 Feb, 27, 1929 Triple stone with next two.
Umbarger, Emma N. April 1, 1867 Dec. 23, 1933  
Umbarger, Edgar L. Feb. 22, 1897 May 14, 1965  
Umbarger, Catherine Cox Mar. 1, 1900 Nov. 17, 1983 Funeral Home marker
Hayes,, William Fred July 28, 1918 Feb. 9, 1953 Member, Masonic lodge
Hayes, Bessie D. Aug. 7, 1883 Mar. 3, 1967  
Hayes, W. S. Apr. 30, 1887 Mar. 30, 1946  
Haga, Sarah C. Sep. 1, 1869 Dec. 27, 1962  
Brown, J. P. Feb. 2, 1933 Apr. 30, 1996 Desk Sgt., Marion, Va. Police Dept.
Hayes, William Patten Aug. 9, 1885 Sep. 10, 1962 Double stone with next
Hayes, Fannie Pennington Aug. 21, 1883 Oct. 5, 1978  
Brown, Sherman Nov. 27, 1910   Double stone with next
Brown, Rosie Hayes Dec. 31, 1911 Sep. 11, 1996  
Sheets, Harvey G. 1883 1979 Double stone with next; s/o James Harrison Sheets and Martha Powers.
Sheets, Ida W [Weaver]. 1890 1969  
Pennington, Orley Delmer Jun 16, 1914 July 8, 1981 Double stone with next
Pennington, Isabell V. Jan. 15, 1918 June 18, 1997  
Haga, Edward P. Mar. 16, 1896 Oct. 17, 1981 Double stone with next
Haga, Zella M. Mar. 20, 1898 Nov. 2, 1982  
Haga, Ernest Wade Feb. 28, 1917 Nov. 5, 1988  
Wilson, Dale L. Jan. 16, 1956 July 24, 1984  
Stanberry, William Frank 1902 1972 Double stone with next
Stanberry, Lucy Pearl 1907 1989  
Stanberry, Vincent F. Feb. 9, 1965 Jna. 2, 1996 U.S. Navy
Row 12
Kilby, William J. Mar. 28, 1951 Jan. 25, 1968  
Price, Ida B. Nov. 26, 1909 Oct. 14, 1989 Double stone with next
Price, Con C. Sep. 6, 1910 May 12, 1988  
Shumate, Orpha P. May 9, 1934 Apr. 30, 1975  
Pennington, Nannie A. Apr. 23, 1914 Sep. 11, 1998 Double stone with next
Pennington, Earl G. Aug. 8, 1916 Aug. 3, 1984  
Robbins, Cebert L., Jr. Feb. 17, 1927 Nov. 15, 1972 Va., Pvt., U.S. Army, World War II
Walls, Mae D. 1900 1982 Double stone with next
Walls, Coy H. 1898 1967  
Yarbert, Linda Sue May 18, 1947 Jan. 25, 1951 Granddaughter of Coy & Mae Walls
Pennington, Flossie L. July 20, 1906 Aug. 17, 1994 Double stone with next
Pennington, Willard C. Oct. 2, 1902 Sep. 6, 1987  
Haga, Nancy J. 1880 1962 Double stone with next
Haga, John W. 1883 1967  
Haga, Mary Ines July 6, 1902 Oct. 3, 1949 Wife of W. R. Haga; Double stone with next
Haga, W. R. Apr. 25, 1904 May 28, 1955  
Concrete Block
Pennington, J. J. Nov. 6, 1898 Feb. 12, 1899  
Brown, Wade Dean April 8, 1944 April 8, 1944 s/o. Mr. & Mrs. Sherman Brown
concrete block
Stanberry, Whitney Marie May 25, 1989 May 25, 1989 d/o Charlie & Sara Stanberry
Testerman, Angelia J. July 6, 1966   Infant
Testerman, Jarvis L. Jan. 8, 1911 Nov. 19, 1998  
Row 13
Pennington, Myrtle A. Dec. 5, 1878 Jun 23, 1948 Double stone with next
Pennington, Calaway S. Mar. 14, 1874 Oct. 6, 1962  
Concrete Block
Pennington, Albert F. Dec. 5, 1899 Mar. 17, 1973 Double stone with next
Pennington, Charity May 8, 1905 Apr. 4, 1947  
Concrete Block
Field Stone
Walls, Galen James Dec. 3, 1929 Mar. 1, 2001 funeral home marker
Finley, W. Marshall 1939 1960  
Finley, William H. 1890 1955 Double stone with next
Finley, Mary J. 1894 1986  
Pennington, Noah M. Jan. 15, 18778 Mar. 8, 1966 Double stone with next
Pennington, Lallie W. Nov. 21, 1889 Dec. 22, 1945  
Trivett, Raymond Lee May 19, 1921 Apr. 29, 1993 PFC, U.S. Army, World War II
Trivett, Eva Danish Sep. 14, 1927    
Swinhart, Stephanie Anne Oct. 28, 1968 Feb. 16, 1986  
Adams, Kenny M. 1897 1958 Double stone with next
Adams, Fannie P. 1900 1995  
Adams, Harley D. 1934 1959  
Row 14
Blevins, Margaret [Matrissa] 1890 1977 Double stone with next; d/o Wilburn L. Parker & Mary M. Lewis.
Blevins, Jehue 1885 1958 s/o Alfred Blevins & Martha Lewis.
Blevins, Wilburn Layfette Oct. 25, 1914 Aug. 1, 1960 s/o Jehu Blevins & Martha Lewis.
Blevins, Ruby M. Oct. 11, 1924 Aug. 20, 1993 Double stone with next
Blevins, Claudie J. July 14, 1920 Jan. 14, 1981 Pvt, U.S. Army, World War II; s/o Jehu Blevins & Martha Lewis.
Gentry, Denton Mae July 28, 1909 Oct. 20, 2002 Double stone with next
Gentry, Clyde Dewey July 18, 1906 Oct. 10, 1972  
Gentry, Rex Stanley Nov. 28, 1946 Dec. 1, 1946  
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Hayes, William Zachariah 1858 1890  
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Row 15
Pennington, May H. Apr. 21, 1896 Apr. 4, 1970 Double stone with next
Pennington, Eli D. Mar. 25, 1892 Aug. 27, 1978  
Pennington, Junior D. July 7, 1923 Dec. 4, 1955  
Pennington, Andrew Oct. 17, 1809 Oct. 11, 1878 Double stone with next; Oldest identified grave in this cemetery. This is a replacement grave marker, the original was located behind the maintenance shed on 3/24/2003.
Pennington, Hester May 8, 1912 Oct. 19, 1890 nee Blevins
Pennington, Neoma   Jan. 11, 1902 Age 58 years
Pennington, G. L. Oct. 26, 1891 Jan.. 13, 1892  
Pennington, Delila Jan. 18, 1870 Oct. 20, 1891  
Haga, C. J. Oct. 20, 1880 Mar __, 1884  
Haga, Harold July 17, 1906 Aug. 22, 1906 s/o N. B. & C. J. Haga
Combs, Eli 1877 1956 Double stone with next
Combs, Birtie E. 1885 1955  
Huffman, Dulcie Combs Dec. 19, 1908 Sept. 22, 1964  
Huffman, Daniel Brack Sep. 9, 1900 Aug. 28, 1990  
Taylor, Anna Louise Oct. 15, 1984 July 21, 1986  
Taylor, John F. Dec. 25, 1914 Mar. 22, 1985 Double stone with next
Taylor, Ella Mae Mar. 23, 1920    
Huffman, William R. Oct. 2, 1896 July 19, 1978 Double stone with next
Huffman, Dulcie J. 1898 1962  
Row 16
Pennington, Laura Mae Feb. 2, 1908 Nov. 8, 1982 Triple stone with next two
Pennington, Harold Carson Sep. 7, 1911 Nov. 4, 1962 A.S., .U.S.N.R. World War II
Pennington, Fred Tim Jan. 9, 1941 July 25, 1968 Sp4, U.S. Army, Vietnam
Pennington, Donald H. Feb. 20, 1932 Nov. 1, 1995 Ssgt., U.S.Air Force
Concrete Block
Haga, Alia Jane May 14, 1886 Jan. 18, 1968  
McLain, Daniel 1902 Sept. 28, 190_ Child's grave, stone broken
Edwards, Ruth Betty Nov. 15, 1910 Mar. 13, 1949  
Edwards, Celia E. 1888 1958  
Edwards, Charles L. 1888 1963  
Row 17
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Huffman, John Aug. 19, 1896 July 10, 1963  
Row 18
Wyatt, Rosie M. 1886 1967 Double stone with next
Wyatt, M. Monroe 1895 1964  
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Wyatt Odell Oct. 10, 1920 Dec. 3, 1990  
Wyatt, Corrine Wilcox May 5, 1918 May 8, 2001