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Wassum Cemetery

Atkins, Smyth County, Virginia

Location: Between U.S. 11 and I-81, north of exit 50, Atkins, Smyth County, Virginia.
Surveyed by: Jeff Weaver
Date of Survey: July 10, 2003
Number of Graves Recorded:
Date of Oldest Known Grave: 1867

Partial Survey (This is the section to the south of the circular road through the cemetery.)


General View of the Wassum Cemetery from the Northern most point in the Circular Road though the cemetery

Wassum Cemetery, Smyth County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
Jones, Paul W. 1975 1996  
Fulford, Jack D. 1924 1992  
Riffey, Jesse "Buster" Dec. 9, 1953 Jan. 1, 1991  
Aker, Howard 1934 1990  
Hill, Olin 1919 1989  
Pitkin, Pauline Riffey 1929 1985  
Norman, Larry Dean 1953 1985  
Baldwin, Kermit 1927 1983  
Infant Boy Known Only to God   1981  
Taylor, Norman Aug. 1, 1941 Jan. 12, 1973  
Beville, Emmitt Apr. 24, 1884 Jan. 4, 1971  
Beverly, Nannie Marie 1910 1999 funeral home marker
Beverly, Andrew J. May 5, 1872 Jan. 17, 1969 Double stone with next
Beverly, Martha Ann Jun. 14, 1894 Jun. 30, 1955  
Ball, Virginia L. Parks Aug. 7, 1932   Common stone for 5 graves
Ball, Wilbur Ralph Apr. 28, 1928 Mar. 8, 1983 SFC, U.S. Army, Korea & Vietnam
Ball, Dwayne Curtis Jan. 14, 1961   only date
Ball, Peggy Jean Feb. 14, 1958   only date
Ball, James Edward Aug. 7, 1954 Aug. 12, 1954  
Grave impression, no marker      
Simons, Tom Jan. 12, 1875 May 30, 1956  
Simons, Alice Dec. 13, 1876 Jun. 6, 1950  
Row 2
Powell, Della M. Apr. 12, 1914 Feb. 2, 2002 Double stone with next
Powell, Harry H. July 17, 1913 Oct. 23, 1977  
Waddell, Ellis M. 1910 1964  
Mills, Sammy E. 1943 1999  
Bridgeman, Walter L. 1983 1999  
Stamper, Steven Joseph Jun. 12, 2000   Only date, infant
Combs, Sandra M. 1970 2000 funeral home marker
Russell, James Timothy 1997 1997  
Olinger, Tommy Lee Apr. 24, 1950 Jan. 23, 2002  
Grave, no marker, but flowers with "Mom"      
Row 3
Pugh, Martha J. 1912 1966  
Pugh, David Lee 1951 1971  
Waddell, Floyd M. 1868 1955  
Powell, Phil Apr. 24, 1890 Apr. 7, 1946 Double stone with next
Powell, Gustava Dec. 14, 1893 Jun. 16, 1966  
Powell, Charles K. Nov. 11, 1916 Nov. 13, 1944 VA PFC, 399th Inf., 100th Inf. Division, U.S. Army, World War II
Row 4
Leonard, Ollie M. Aug. 19, 1892 Nov. 7, 1950 Double stone with next
Leonard, William H. Nov. 23, 1886 Apr. 13, 1976  
Kegley, Sidney B. Apr. 19, 1922 Apr. 9, 1945 West Virginia, PFC, 112th Cav., U.S. Army, World War II
Kegley, Arthur S. Aug. 3, 1894 Nov. 8, 1955 Virginia, Pvt., 315th Field Artillery, 80th Division, U.S. Army, World War I
Thompson, Roger K. July 13, 1932 Jun. 7, 1963 Virginia Corp., U.S. Army, Korea
Bales, Michael G. Mar. 1, 1961 Mar. 1, 1961  
Bales, Leon C. 1913 1977 Double stone with next
Bales, Lelia P. 1915 1973  
Bales, James Eugene "Satch" Aug. 31, 1936 Oct. 31, 1990  
Row 5
Bales, Betty Jean Stover Jan. 13, 1942   Double stone with next; Married Apr. 8, 1960
Bales, Jack Gayle Sep. 23, 1939 Oct. 22, 1994 SP4, U.S. Army
Thompson, Kermit R. Mar. 24, 1907 July 19, 1966 Virginia Pvt., 2nd Regt., Field Artillery Repl Tng Center, World War II
Kimberling, Daniel Casie Nov. 14, 1907 Sep. 27, 1972 Pvt., U.S. Army, World War II
Kimberling, Ethel M. Nov. 22, 1911 Dec. 1, 1965 Double stone with next
Kimberling, W. Harvey Dec. 12, 1903 Oct. 15, 1978