Edwards Cemetery #3 of 19W

Spivey Mountain, Unicoi County, Tennessee

Documented, and analyzed by Beth Bradford-Pytel

Updated 01/01/14

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Edwards #3 Cemetery is located near the TN-NC state line off 19W (Spivey Mountain Rd) in Unicoi Co., Tennessee.   From the town of Erwin, take I-26 towards Asheville, NC and exit Temple Hill Road.  At the end of the ramp, make a left, go under the highway, and at the Stop sign, make a right. This is US Hwy 19-23W.  Continue for about 1.5 miles and at the fork, make a left onto 19W heading towards Burnsville, NC.  Proceed to the summit of Spivey Mountain for about 5 miles.  Once you pass the Mountain Dale Freewill Baptist Church on the right, continue for another 1.2 miles and make a right onto Edwards Cemetery Rd [there is a sign for the cemetery].  Proceed on the gravel road into the woods.  At the fork, make a left and continue up to the top of the hill.  The cemetery is split into two sections.  This is an active cemetery with plenty of parking and well taken care of.

 

PHOTO:  Left, macro view of Section II; all tombstone photos taken on May 30, 2009 --bbpytel

 

SURNAMES:  ADKINS [#41-42], EDWARDS [#1-12; 15-16; 21; 23; 27-28b], HARLESS [#40], HENSLEY [#12], HILEMON [#36], HONEYCUTT [#29; 37-38; 40b; 41], MARTIN [#14], MCINTOSH [#30], PETERSON [#2], RANDOLPH [#37b], SHEALY [#10], TIPTON [#17-19], WALKER [#39], WHITSON [#13], WILSON [#20; 25-26; 28]


SECTION I:

 

1.  EDWARDS, Luther B.

b. March 21, 1908 - d. July 25, 1983

"In Loving Memory"

[s/o Joseph Berry Edwards buried Hensley Cem #3 and Lula Hensley #12]

NOTE:  Lula Hensley is the 2nd wife of Luther B. Edwards

 

2.  EDWARDS, Emma P. [PETERSON]

b. June 28, 1908 - d. February 8, 1895

[d/o Allen Lester Peterson (buried E. Peterson Cem.) and Ella Sparks; w/o Luther B. Edwards #1; children: Luther J. #3, Edna O, Nina K.]

NOTE:  Children Edna O. and Nina K. died at early ages and buried at Hensley  #3 Cem.

3.  EDWARDS, Luther J.

b. July 18, 1928 - d. January 11, 1982

[s/o Luther B. Edwards and Emma Peterson #1-2]

 

4.  EDWARDS, Pauline

b. December 22, 1932 - d. September 20, 1986

[w/o Luther J.]

5.  EDWARDS,  Jerry Dean

b. May 13, 1943 - d. September 8, 1995

"He Filled our Lives with Hope, Joy and Happiness and Most of All Love

Now He Watches Over Us From Above"

[s/o Oscar Edwards and Hazel Edwards]

 

6. EDWARDS, wife [alive]

7a.  EDWARDS, Oscar

b. January 23, 1916 - d. April 15, 1974

[s/o Joseph Berry Edwards and Lula Hensley buried Old Hensley Cem #3]

NOTE: Mother - Lula is the 2nd w/o Joseph B. Edwards whom she married after the death of 1st wife Sina;  Oscar was a lumberjack and owner of a lumber mill

7b.  EDWARDS, Hazel  [EDWARDS]

b. February 10, 1912 - May 1962

[w/o Oscar; d/o John Marcellus Edwards and Tinnie Hensley of Bee Log, NC]

NOTE:  photo of J. Marcellus Edwards and Tinnie courtesy of Dwight Edwards

8.  EDWARDS, Gene

b. March 12, 1937 - d. April 18, 2010

[s/o Oscar Edwards and Hazel Edwards #7a/b]

NOTE:  Worked at his father's lumber mill; became a skilled sawyer for Georgia Pacific Co.; served in US Army - Military Police Unit 1960-62; worked for Nuclear Fuel for 25 years to retirement as Plant Supervisor.   Obituary

9.  EDWARDS, Kimmie K.

b. December 23, 1968 - d. February 8, 1979

"A Little Bud of Love to Bloom with God Above"

10.  SHEALY, Sheila Diane EDWARDS

b. July 22, 1957 - d. September 9, 1985

11.  EDWARDS, Onida

b. September 10, 1896 - d. April 11, 1972

[d/o Joseph Berry Edwards and 1st wife Sina "Simie"]

NOTE:  mother Sina is the 1st w/o Joseph B. Edwards who died in 1902; she never married

12.  EDWARDS, Lula H. [HENSLEY]

b. May 4, 1884 - d. January 21, 1970

"Not My Will But Thine Be Done"

NOTE: husband Joseph B. Edwards is buried Hensley Cem. #3


SECTION II:

13a. WHITSON, Goffrey

b. November 10, 1885 - d. November 10, 1961

[married 1st Analiza Randolph #37b; after her death, he married Etta]

 

13b.  WHITSON, Etta L.

b. March 16, 1884 - d.

[w/o Goffrey]

14.  MARTIN, W. Cornelius [William]

b. 1884 - d. 1964

[s/o Jesse A. C. Martin and Martha "Mary" Jane Hensley; he married Ella Ann Huskins (d/o Elbert Huskins and Mary Celeste Hensley); children: Creedie, Luther, Vista, Texie, Mary, Orville, Earl, William Pat and Katherine]

NOTE:  there are many unmarked graves in this cemetery and it would appear the wife may be buried here.

15a.  EDWARDS, Braskie

b. June 9, 1903 - d.  ?

[s/o Len Edwards and Emily of Ramsey Twp., Yancey Co., NC]

 

15b. EDWARDS, Lula

b. January 5, 1898 - d. July 27, 1977

[w/o Braskie Edwards #13]

16.  EDWARDS, Ray

b. May 25, 1925 - d. October 15, 1995

"Pvt. US Army - WW II"

"Beloved Father"

[s/o Braskie Edwards and Lula]

17.  TIPTON, Ova Odell

b. 1927 - d. 1972

"US Army - WWII"

18.  TIPTON, Regis

b. July 18, 1930 - d. April 9, 1999

"In Loving Memory"

19a.  TIPTON, John H.

b. 1885 - d. 1968

 

19b.  TIPTON, Princie E.

b. 1893 - d. 1952
[w/o John H. #16
]

20  WILSON, Irene

b. January 22, 1938 - d. June 22, 1940

"At Rest"

 

21. EDWARDS, Emily HONEYCUTT

b. July 29, 1874 - d. April 30, 1958

[d/o Thomas J. Honeycutt #37a and Malissa Whitson]

22.  Unmarked Grave

[possible Edwards]

23.  EDWARDS, Thomas

b. 1898 - d. 1975

"Pvt. US Army - WW I"

24.  Unmarked Grave

25.  WILSON, Paul

b. December 10, 1930 - d. April 2, 1974

26.  WILSON, Jerry

b. September 12, 1955 - d. March 2, 1993

27.  EDWARDS, Lattie

b. February 29, 1900 - d. August 1, 1980

28a.  WILSON, Hilyard Isam

b. June 27, 1902 - d. December 20, 1979
[s/o William Thomas Wilson and Cora Etta Wilson buried Hensley Cem #3]

 

28b.  WILSON, Mary Jane EDWARDS

b. August 22, 1905 - d. May 13, 1993

[w/o Hilyard Isam #22; married August 24, 1924]

29.  HONEYCUTT, Tice

b. January 29, 1928 - d. September 18, 1941

"Son"

s/o Virgie Honeycutt

NOTE: right  photo is original gravestone

30.  MCINTOSH, Bruce

b. May 17, 1935 - d. August 14, 1937

"Our Baby Brother"

31-35.   5 Unmarked Graves with Concrete Crosses

36a.  HILEMON, J. Thore

b. August 12, 1889 - d. December 25, 1935

 

36b.  HILEMON, L. Birdie

b. March 31, 1891 - d. July 15, 1968

[w/o J. Thore]

37a.  HONEYCUTT, Tom [Thomas John]

b. January 26, 1856 - d. May 28, 1927

"Paw"

[s/o Austin N. Honeycutt (buried Honeycutt Cem) and Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilson (suspected buried Sam Bradford Cem.) Yancey Co., NC;

1st: Melissa Whitson-Hensley; 6 children: Emily, Aught, Nellie, Bird, Thomas Jr., Minnie

2nd wife: Analize #37b. - married June 24, 1914;

6 children: Jeter, Naoma, Greenberry, Virgie #41, Iona, Rutha Ban.

NOTE: Born in Ramseytown, Yancey Co., NC;  he married 1st Melissa Hensley of Ramsey Twp. Yancey Co., NC.; Father Austin died of dropsy from his Civil War service; discharged Aug. 17, 1862.   Photo of Thomas J. Honeycutt courtesy of Terry Ledford.  Link photo of Bird Honeycutt courtesy Mike Shelton.

37b.  HONEYCUTT, Analize RANDOLPH

b. June 27, 1881 - d. December 4, 1946

"Maw"

[d/o James Randolph and Nancy; married 1st Tom Honeycutt #37a on June 24, 1914 in Yancey Co., NC;

married 2nd Godfrey Whitson #13a

NOTE:  photo of Analize and 2nd husband Godfrey Whitson courtesy Penny Ledford-Dahlberg

38.  HONEYCUTT, Aught [Austin]

b. June 20, 1864 (1874*) - d. August 30, 1930

[s/o Thomas J. Honeycutt and Melissa Hensley]

NOTE: The tombstone birth and death dates are different than records.  Per the 1910 Ramsey Twp. Yancey Co., NC Census,  Aught "Aut" Honeycutt was born 1878;  wife Ruth Tipton born in 1886 with one child;- He lived one door down from  Thomas J. and Melissa.  Per Unicoi County death record #19876, Aught was married and died age 55; parents were Tom Honeycutt of NC and Melissa Whitson; cause of death hemorrhage  from an auto accident.  He died on August 3, 1930 and is buried at "Honeycutt Cemetery."

38.  HONEYCUTT, Ruth [TIPTON]

b. June 27, 1881 - d. December 4, 1946

[married September 5, 1899 - witnessed by W. E, Watts; J.S. Farnor - M.G.]

39.  WALKER, Dina

b. January 3, 1901 - d. November 8, 1955

"54 Yrs, 10, Mos, 8 Days"

40a.  HARLESS, George C.

b.  December 23, 1912 - d. October 8, 1972

 

40b.  HARLESS, Reatha M. [HONEYCUTT]

b. May 3, 1912 - d.  June 27, 1998

[w/o George C.; d/o Aught "Aut" Honeycutt and Ruth Tipton]

41.  ADKINS, Virgie HONEYCUTT

b. 1909 - 2000

[d/o Thomas J. Honeycutt #37a and Melissa Hensley]

NOTE:  Valley Funeral Home placard at the foot of the grave indicates "Virgie Stockton 1908-2000"

42.  ADKINS, Martin L.

b.  July 29, 1873 - d. April 21, 1956

"Free Mason"


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RIGHT PHOTO:  Cemetery view of Section I taken May 30, 2009 --bbpytel

 

 

 


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