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Mt Bethel Church of the Brethren Cemetery

Directions: 5 miles east of Eagle Rock, Va., off 43 - up a hill by Louis Smith home, between Blue Grass Trail Rd. & Salt Petre Cave Rd. near Mt. Bethel Church of the Brethren Church.

Photo Credit: Treva Layne Campbell

Notes by Loretta Caldwell

Pursley, Louisa Catherine 1838 - 1914 Nee: Shorter b. 20 Jan 1838 d. 5 Nov 1914 d/o William & Susan Shorter

Pursley, William Taylor b. 9 Jun 1856 d. 2 Dec 1909 married on 17 May 1883 to Sarah Sallie Housman (no marker) d/o Lewis Housman & Mariah Thrasher; Lewis is the s/o Christian & Eve

Allen, Walter Maxwell 1914 - 1932 (26 Sep 1914 26 Sep 1932 s/o Marion Floyd Allen & Nora Frances Pursley Allen

Allen, Nora Frances 1876 - 1919b. 23 Aug 1876 md. 25 Feb 1900 d. 23 Sep 1919 d/o Wm. J. Pursley & Louisa Catherine Shorter w/o Marion Floyd Allen who was s/o Hezekiah & Esther Allen

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Robinson, Luella w/o G. E. 1866 - 1930 b. 27 May 1866 d. 27 Jun 1930 d/o William Robert Powell & Emma Eliza _____; married 1st to John William Byer 22 Oct 1908; married 2nd on 4 Nov 1919 to George Emmett Robinson s/o Duncan & Catherine Newcomb Robinson

Rule, Mary Catherine 1880 - 1898 b. 29 Jul 1880 d. 1 Oct 1898 d/o Thomas Edward Rule (Miller at Salt Petre Cane Mill) and Naomi Frances Beckner Rule; family moved out of the area.

Johnson, Rebecca Ann 1928 - 1928

Pursley, Cyrus M. age 33 y. d. 27 Oct 1891 b. 8 Mar 1858 d. 27 Oct 1891 (builder of Mt. Bethel Church of the Brethren "dunkard" German Baptist

Wrenn, Nellie Johnson 1881 - 1930 b. 16 Apr 1881 Rockbridge Co. d. 16 Mar 1930 d/o James & Fannie L. Johnson married 27 Nov 1901 to william O. Wren s/o James M. & Sarah C. Wren

Newcomb, Edna b. 12 Mar 1916 d. 10 Jan 1922

West, Albert L. 1919 - 1969 b 19 Sep 1917 d. 29 May 1969 s/o George T. West, Jr. & Daisy Robinson; married 1st. on 12 Oct 1936 Mildred Mae Young d/o James Young & Effie Tolley; married 2nd, on 12 Jan 1957 Elizabeth Ann Sparks d/o Hulander Taylor Sparks & Ida Grubbs

West, F. W. 1919 - 1919 b. 8 Mar 1919 d. 19 Apr 1919 probably child of George T. West, Jr. & Daisy Robinson

West, Leo L. 1922 - 1985 b. 22 Feb 1922 d. aug 1985 (SSDI) s/o George T. West, Jr. & Daisy Robinson

Newcomb, James 1900 - 1964 b. 16 Jun 1900 d. 16 Jun 1964 s/o John Newcomb & Georgie Nicely Newcomb; siblings: Florence, Lawrence, Clinton & Wilbur

Newcomb, Wilbur b. 10 Jan 1904 d. 12 Nov 1965 WWII s/o John Newcomb & Georgie Nicely; siblings: Florence, Lawrence, Clinton & James

Sloan, Frank H. (Herman) 1925 - 1990 s/o Caleb Sloan & Mary Broughman U. S. Navy; married on 23 Apr to Nellie M. Thrasher d/o Richard G. Thrasher & Bessie E. Jones; daughter: Donna Sloan Dudley

Sloan, Raymond Oscar 1927 - 1978 Sgt. U. S. Army WWII - Korea b. 3 Jan 1927 d. 12 May 1978 s/o Caleb & Mary Lamb Sloan; married on 26 May 1952 to Dorothy J. Mullins d/o Coy O. Mullins & Clara Elizabeth Owens He was also married to Inez Frances Sloan

Sloan, James Otho 1923 - 1980 b. 16 Mar 1923 d. 30 May 1980 s/o Caleb Phillip Sloan & Mary Broughman Lamb; Children: Nancy, Mary Lou, David Ronald, & James O., Jr. married on 29 Nov 1945 to Dorothy Louise Sink b. 19 Jul 1929 d/o John Sink & Mary Dollman

Sloan, James O & Dorothy S.

Sloan, Gilmer Alan 1933 - 2002

Sloan, Preston Scott 1925 - 1952 b. 27 Nov 1925 d. 20 Jul 1952 s/o Newman & Ethel Peery Sloan

Sloan, Newman R. 1897 - 1963 s/o Peter Banks & Mahala Smith Sloan; siblings Caleb, Ted, Wilford, Julia Mae, Otho, Lettie Belle, William & Richard; married on 28 May 1921 to Ethel Peery Hill

Sloan, Ethel P. (Peery) 1894 - 1972 b. 17 Jul 1894 d. 30 Jan 1972 d/o William Thomas Peery & Elizabeth Ann Beckner; siblings: Lora Bell, Lillian Virginia, Nellie Teresa, Lottie, Buhrman Lewis, and Robert Ray Peery w/o Newman Russell Sloan; Children: Elizabeth, Myrtle, Nadine, Shirley, Joe, Preston, & Sambo;

Sloan, John W. (Will) 1946 - 1984 USMC; s/o Myrtle Sloan 1st husband Wilcher 2nd husband Farrow; sister Edith Wilcher Dudley

Furrow, Myrtle S.(Virginia) 1930 - 2002 d/o Newman Russell Sloan & Ethel Frances Peery md 1st on 22 Apr 1950 to James R Wilcher & married 2nd Elburn Farrow of Rockbridge Co.

Hickman, James M. 1913 - 1989 b. 8 May 1913 d. 27 Oct 1989 s/o John William Hickman & Rosanna Sorrells Siblings: Lennie, Lelia, Gordon & Eithel

Hickman, Elizabeth 1922 - 1979 b. 23 Feb 1922 d. 15 Sep 1979 w/o James Millard Hickman d/o Newman Sloan & Frances (Peery) Hill Children Etta, Andrew & Stanley; Siblings: Myrtle, Shirley, Nadine, Joe, Sambo , Preston Sloan, Everett Hill & Lester Hill.

Newcomb, Fred Ray b. 12 May 1910 14 May 1966 s/o Robert T. Newcomb & Ola Baker; siblings: Herman, Woody, Burton, Roy, William, Philip, Dovie, Mamie, Eva

Newcomb, Ray Junior 1927 - 1991 b. 28 Jun 1927 d. 14 Mar 1991 s/o Fred R. Newcomb & Louise Hill Newcomb

Newcomb, Louise Hill b. 15 Feb 1911 d. 18 Apr 1967 d/o Charlie E. Hill & Lillian Peery

Hill, C. E. 1879 - 1955Charlie E. Hill b 11 Sep 1879 d. 10 Dec 1955 s/o John B. & Nannie J. Byer Hill md. 18 Dec 1910 to Lillian Virginia Peery (No marker) d/o William T. Peery & Elizabeth Beckner Peery (No marker)

Dudley, Baby Girl 1967 - 1967 b/d 31 Jan 1967 d/o Arthur Dudley & Judith Newcomb

Dudley, Linda Ann 1964 - 1964 b/d 10 Jan 1964 d/o Arthur Dudley & Judith Newcomb

Dudley, Judith Newcomb 1942 - 2007 d/o Fred Newcomb & Berta Louise Hill w/o Arthur Harry Dudley Sr. s/o Lettie Ann Dudley

Dudley, Charlotte Paige (no dates) d/o Arthur Harry Dudley, Sr. & Judith Newcomb w/o Steven Rugene Lawhorn md. 20 Apr 1984; He is s/o Milton M. Lawhorn & Nancy Lee Witt

Keller, Bette Pursley 1880 - 1974

Newcomb, Clarence L. 1906 - 1965 b. 29 Aug 1906 d. 16 Jul 1965 s/o Morris & Betty Pursley Newcomb;h/o Lettie Bell Sloan married 5 Aug 1930; children C. L., Randolph, Audrey, Nellie Ann, Irene, Millard

Newcomd, Lettie Bell S. (Sloan) 1905 - __(1986)___ b. 10 Mar 1905 d. 24 Feb 1986 d/o Peter Banks Sloan & Mahala Smith Sloan; w/o Clarence L. Newcomb

Hamilton, Walter E. 1899 - 1975 b. 16 Feb 1899 d. 29 Oct 1975 USNavy WWII married to Dorothy Lee

Hamilton, Dorothy Lee 1922 - 1991 Married to Walter E. Hamilton

McGaha, Edward 1956 - 1994 b. 13 Apr 1956 d. 11 May 1994 s/o "Jay" McGaha & Johnnie Mae VanNess

McGaha, James "Jay" A. b. 9 Dec 1927 s/o Luther McGaha & Betty Nichols married 13 Jul 1950 to Johnnie Mae VanNess b. d/o Fife VanNess & Ella Brown

Brown infant age 2 mo; s/o Ernest Brown Fincastle Herald 20 Feb 1936

Nicely, Nancy M. (McGaha) 1962 - 2007 d/o Jay McGaha & Johnnie Mae VanNess

Boothe, Ira W & Cora R. (Ira William Boothe b. 29 Mar 1910 d. 9 Feb 1984 s/o Jack Boothe & Cassie Wood married 14 Feb 1934 to Cora Lee Reedy b. 8 Apr 1913 d. 14 Mar 1996 d/o Charles C. Reedy & Melissa Gilbert; Daughter Della Boothe Paxton; Grandchildren: Carolyn P. Fowler & Howard Paxton, Jr.; Great grand Children Jason Fowler & Regina Paxton; Info from obit:

Sorrell, James H. (Henry) 1926 - 1984 b. 22 Jan 1926 d. 5 Jun 1984 s/o George H. Sorrell & Willie Mae Newcomb; Siblings: Helen, Mary Ann, Charles, Milton & William; George Sorrell is the s/o Hugh & Mary Susan Sorrell; Willie Newcomb is the d/o Charles & Mary Belle Newcomb; James' children: Peggy & Dianne

Seay, Bruce T. & Virgie B. Bruce Seay b. 17 Nov 1927 d. 27 Jun 2004 s/o Luther J. Seay & Mae Frances Aaron married to Virgie Britt Seay b. 7 feb 1932 ______ d/o frank Edward Britt & Ethel M. Lee Britt

Britt

Britt, Thomas Edward 1969 - 1987 b. 27 Jan 1969 d. 7 Nov 1987 s/o Donald Edward Britt & Sara Rebecca Montgomery; siblings: Jeffrey & Andrea

Montgomery, Zola (No Marker) d. 15 Feb 1936 Infant d/o Hollis Montgomery & Marvie Johnson Montgomery; Siblings: Estaline, Milton, Frances, Evelyn

Byer, Frank Irvin 1915 - 1983 b. 18 Jul 1915 d. 6 Mar 1983 SF2 U. S. Navy WWII of Clifton Forge s/o William H. Byer & Cora Belle Samsel h/o Mabel Alley Byer

Byer, Lois E. 1911 - 1952d/o William H. Byer & Cora.

Byer, William H. 1870 - 1950 b. 4 Aug 1870 in Rockbridge County, Va. d. 24 Oct 1950 s/o John W. Byer & Nancy J. Pursley; Machinist for C & O Railroad; Nicely Funeral Home Records p. 469; Resided in Iron Gate. h/o Cora Belle

Byer, Cora B. (Belle) 1868 - 1952 b. 4 Oct 1868 d. 29 Feb 1952 (Nicely Funeral Records p. 40) Cora is the w/o William H. Byer

Clutter, Paul Bertrand 1920 - 2005 b. 24 Apr 1920 d. 26 Nov 2005 s/o Rev. Rice M. Clutter & Blanche Dean; Siblings: Morgan & Vada

Clutter, David R. 1947 - 2001 b. 27 Jul 1947 d. 12 Mar 2001 s/o Morgan Clutter & Virginia "Ginny" Marshall; siblings: Linda & Mary Ann

Clutter, David R. 1947 - 2001

Hill, Carlton E. 1951 - 1999

Dameron, Snowden W. (William) 1919 - 1983 b. 16 Jun 1919 d. 14 Dec 1983 s/o Harvey S. Dameron & Sadie Florence He was unmarried, Siblings: Roger L.

Hill, Everett L. 1916 - 1985 b. 19 Jan 1916 d. 15 Sep 1985 s/o Emmett Boyd Hill & Ethel Frances Peery md. Lennie Hickman b. 28 Jan 1920 d. 30 Sep 1991 d/o John William Hickman & Roseanna Sorrells Everett & Lennie's Children: Lendon, Kenneth, Ernie, Carlton & Rosemary

Hill, Carlton E. b. 12 Mar 1951 d. 25 Oct 1999 s/o Everett L. Hill & Lennie Hickman; Children: Jennifer & Jessica; Siblings: Landon, Kenneth, Ernie, Rosemary

Hill, Lennie H. 1920 - 1991b. 28 Jan 1920 d. 30 Sep 1991 (see above)

Agnor, Weldon D.(Davis) 1916 - _____WWII Soldier s/o James Marion Agnor & Nettie Viola Deacon. Son Larry

Agnor, Vada Clutter 1922 - 1993b 10 Sep 1922 Pocahontas, Wv. d/o Rev. Rice M. Clutter & Blanche Dean md. 29 Jun 1946 to Weldon Davis Agnor she d. 24 Jan 1993 siblings Morgan & Paul

Loyd, Nellie Ann 1937 - 2004 b. 6 Nov 1937 d. 3 Sep 2004 d/o Clarence Newcomb & Lettie Sloan and foster daughter of Rice & Blanche Clutter; Siblings: Millard & Irene.

Clutter, Rev. Rice M. (Morgan) 1888 - 1969 b. 26 Apr 1888 d. 4 Dec 1969 s/o Newton Shannon Clutter & Levina Thompson (Anderson) Children: Morgan, Paul, & Vada

Clutter, Blanche E. (Carolyn Dean) 1891 - 1978 b. 23 Feb 1891 WV d. 4 Jan 1978; Married to Rev. Rice Morgan Clutter; d/o George Henry Dean & Nancy Rebecca Morrison of Greenbriar County, WV.

Peery, Auzie Lorenza 1927 - 1973(REV>) b. 16 Jun 1927 d. 9 Apr 1973 s/o Auzie Lorenzo Peery, Sr. & Lenna Clark Peery; children: Roger, Gary & Connie

Peery, Roger Lorenza 1949 - 1981 b. 25 Apr 1949 d. 22 Apr 1981 drowned in the James River s/o Auzie L. Peery, Jr. & Daisy Johnson Peery; siblings: Gary & Connie; daughter Bobbi Jo, her mother Maria Bocanegra

Collins, Cecil E. 1912 - 1995

Collins, Rose 1904 - 1921Nee: Beckner; d/o John Henry Beckner & Eva Ann Perry; w/o Cecil Edward Collins

Beckner, John Henry 1864 - 1952 (b. 2 Apr 1864 d. 24 Sep 1952 s/o William Beckner & Haney Catherine Pursley They married 15 Nov 1860 John married Eva Ann Peery 27 Sep 1887 d/o Thomas L. Peery & Elizabeth. Eva is interred at the Mays-Kern Cemetery.

Pursley, William b. 1823 d. 21 Jun 1890 s/o Henry Pursley & Castina ___ married 1st on 25 Nov 1846 in Rockbridge, Va to Martha Deacon; children: Julia, Nancy J. & John Wesley. married 2nd on 6 Jan 1853 to Louisa Catherine Shorter b. 20 Jan 1838 d. 5 Nov 1914 d/o William S. Shorter & Susan ____; Children: 12

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Pursley, Charles S. 1862 - 1869 20 Nov 1867 d. 11 Apr 1899 s/o William J. Pursley & Louisa C. Shorter Pursley

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Byer, John (W.) 1845 - 1919 b. 26 July 1845 d. 23 July 1919 s/o Henry Byer & Sarah; he married 9 Oct 1869 in Rockbridge County, Va to Nancy J. Pursley d/o Wm. J. Pursley & Patsy Martha Deacon

Byer, J. Nora b. 28 Feb 1870 d. 4 Feb 1960 (Unmarked)

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Wren

Wren, K. L. b 19 Sep 1902 d. 27 Oct 1910 may be s/o William O. Wren & Nellie Johnson Wren Wren (closeup)

Hodges, Leonigus 1857 - 1892 b. 24 May 1885 d. 6 Oct 1892 s/o W. E. & Sarah V. Wood Hodges. W. E. Hodges was born in Bedford.

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Johnson, J. A. 1847 - 1919 b. 9 Mar 1847 d. 28 May 1919 s/o Reuben A. Johnson

Johnson, Frances L. b. 30 Jul 1952 d. 21 Sep 1909 w/o James A. Johnson

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Wife of J. A. Johnson

Newcomb 1916 - 1922

West, F. W. 1919 - 1919

West, Daisy 1900 - 1920 b. 19 Sep 1906 d. 26 Jul 1922 d/o George & Sadie Robinson md. on 23 Jan 1917 to George Theodore West

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West, George T. 1893 - 1958 George Theodore West, Jr. b. 16 Jul 1893 Rockbridge Co. d. 8 Dec 1917 s/o George T. West, Sr. & Mary Nicely; children: Albert & Leo

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Identified Unmarked Gravesites: Bowyer, John Dempsey b. 17 Aug 1840 - d. 27 May 1924 CSA Veteran (Memorial Marker in Wesley Chapel. s/o Charles Lewis Bowyer & Nancy Wilhelm; wife 1: Lucy Pursley married 7 Jan 1868 Botetourt County, Va. d/o John Pursley & Mary.

Wife 2: Sarah Montgomery (Interred at Wesley Chapel) They had a son, Willard Larue Bowyer

Persinger, Martha S. Persley b. 20 May 1860 d. 21 Oct 1897 d/o William J. Persley & Louisa Shorter married on 17 May 1883 to John Persinger

Persinger, Andrew b. 1887 d. 1893 age 6 years s/o John A. Persinger & Martha S. Pursley Persinger

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