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Midway Baptist Church Cemetery

Carroll County, Virginia

Sulphur Springs District

Location: Iron Ridge Community

Directions: Behind the Midway Baptist Church on Rt. 607 (Iron Ridge Road), 0.7 mile from Rt. 721 (Fries Road).

GPS Coordinates: N 36.71061 W 080.93100

Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson; Updated 24 Sep 2009;

Comments: The original church was built in 1909. All the records were lost when the church burned in 1936. A new church was built on the site in 1954 and in recent years a new church has been built beside the old one.

By tradition, the old cemetery was neglected for a number of years. Later it was cleared of briars and undergrowth and sown in grass. Unfortunately some well-meaning people removed all the fieldstone grave markers. There are an undetermined number of unmarked graves. The newest marker in the old cemetery is 61 years old. It appears there is room for more burials, but in fact the cemetery has no more space. Many of the unmarked graves are family members of workers who came to this area to work in a nearby iron mine. Many of them moved on, leaving nothing behind but their sweat in the mine, and their loved ones in the cemetery. A new cemetery, beside the old one, has recently been opened. They are both well fenced and in excellent condition. Information in [brackets] is not on the stone.

Midway Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Old section
Row 1
LYONS, Harley 11 Dec 1906 05 Dec 1918 s/o Martin Luther Lyons & Sarah Belle Williamson
LYONS, W. H. 1841 26 Dec 1917 William H.; s/o Thomas Payne & Nancy Lyons; h/o Eliza J. Patton
Row 2
MANUEL, Sarah A. 05 Dec 1862 15 May 1930 d/o Hugh & Rachel Carter; w/o John H. Manuel
MANUEL, John H. 17 Sep 1859 11 Apr 1931 s/o File & Mary Ann Manuel; w/o 1st Orlenia D Shockley; 2nd Sarah A. Carter
MANUEL, Orlenia D. 06 Jan 1855 21 Mar 1920 d/o Commodore & Eliza C. Shockley; w/o John H. Manuel
BOBBITT, Pat 18 Feb 1908 12 Mar 1917 s/o Martin Buren Bobbitt & Cora Jane Manuel
BOBBITT, Martin Gleen 18 Sep 1924 29 Apr 1925 s/o Martin Buren Bobbitt & Cora Jane Manuel
Row 3
FELTS, Theodore [28 Aug 1834] [13 May 1917] CO E 45th VA Inf. CSA; s/o Joshua Felts & Pollie Burnett; h/o Avis Farmer
Row 4
EASTRIDGE, Waithalee 01 Oct 1921 12 Jun 1923
EASTRIDGE, Alene 07 Jan 1932 24 Feb 1932 d/o Fred Robert Eastridge & Rhoda Winoa Carico
EASTRIDGE, Josephine 13 Oct 1930 02 Jul 1934 d/o Fred Robert Eastridge & Rhoda Winoa Carico
Row 5
KEGLEY, Noreader Victoria 22 Jan 1919 25 Jan 1920 d/o Lizzie Kegley
RING, Baby Boy Infant 23 Oct 1941 s/o Elmer Perfader Ring & Sara Armista “Sally” Ring
Row 6
RING, Gerline Infant 09 Oct 1932 By Tradition d/o Fred Curtis Ring & Nellie Gertrude Hanks
RING, Conley Harvey 05 Jun 1922 04 Sep 1922 s/o Elmer James Ring & Rosie Alice Roberts
Row 7
Unknown Grave with plain wooden markers
Known to be buried here, location unknown
MANERS, Nancy Laurana Lineberry [1867] [24 Nov 1956] d/o Lorenzo D. “Ransy” Lineberry & Sarah Ann Harmon; w/o Madison “Bud” Maners
New section
Row 1
HILL, Morgan Arlene Infant 03 Dec 2005 d/o G. W. Hill Jr. & Chastity Holt
OWENS, Garnett Clifford “Cliff” 03 Aug 1940 13 May 2005 Shared stone with next; s/o Edd Owens & Martha Emma Stamper
OWENS, Gloria Jean “Glo” 20 Sep 1941 12 Jun 2005 d/o Carlie Anders & Zelma Goad; w/o Garnett Clifford Owens
Row 2
HASH, Todd Gentry 17 Dec 1969 20 May 2006
Row 3
FABILA, Christopher Steven 12 Jan 1992 31 Feb 2006 Sgt. U. S. Army Iraq Kuwait; s/o Robert Fabila & Sally Gutierrez; h/o Stephanie
Row 4
FROST, Robert Lennie 05 May 1922 16 Feb 2007 Shared stone with next; s/o Allen Jonas Frost & Pearl Mae Wooten
FROST, Lena Johnson 28 Apr 1929 Lena Bell; w/o Robert Lennie Frost
End of cemetery next to old section
Lucy 2008 FHM; Childs grave with no surname on marker