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Crowder Cemetery

Crowder Cemetery List

Located in Craig City, New Castle, Virginia

Photos and notes provided by Stephen A. Taylor

Tripp, Frank H. 1869 – 1933 & Tripp, Louie Mae – 1874 – 1951

*** From Abstracts

Tripp, Frank Henry, born in South Africa in 1869, came from England in 1890, died at Home in Craig City on 5 Aug 1933, age 64; buried in Crowder Cemetery, Craig City, Beside mother. Survivors: Widow, nee Lena May Craft, married 22 Oct 1893; eight Children; Mrs. Bernie L. McDaniel, Frank Jr., Gordon B., Andrew & Oscar – all of Craig City; Mrs. Frank Stebar – Troutville; Miss Marion – Roanoke; Jack D. – Speedville.

Elmore, Frances Taylor Mar 1850 – 29 Dec 1926 - age 75 years

Elmore, Sr., William Bruce 26 Feb 1876 – 21 Apr 1948

Elmore, Margie Crowder 30 Jun 1890 – 9 Apr 1970

Elmore, Bernie Abbott 11 Mar 1915 – 10 Nov 1951 Virginia – PFC 9901 Tech SVC Unit S/o William Bruce Elmore, Sr. & Margie Lee Crowder Elmore

Crowder, Mary E. [Sprinkle Morehead] 1857 – 13 Dec 1936 – age 79 3rd wife of J. E. Crowder [Joel Elmore Crowder]

Crowder, Joel E. 7 Oct 1858 – 10 Jan 1943 [S/o George Crowder & Eliza Jane Elmore]

Crowder, Elmira M. [Crawford] 16 Jan 1854 – 18 Nov 1908 1st wife of Joel Elmore Crowder

Another view of Elmira Maria Crawford Crowder’s stone

Crowder or Craft, Harriet Elizabeth 30 Oct 1885 – 23 May 1916 D/o Joel E. Crowder & Elmira Maria Crawford Crowder 1st wife of Looney Marshall Craft [Stone broken in half]

Close up of broken stone of Harriet Crowder or Craft

Lee, Jonathan Afton 1916 – 1979 – US Navy – World War II [7 Feb 1916 – 26 Dec 1979] [S/o Arthur Marion Lee & Bertha May Crowder Lee]

Lee, Charles Milton 18 Jan 1948 – 3 Feb 1975 “The Sunshine of My Life” [S/o Charles Luther Lee & Tully Lee]

Lee, Bertha Crowder 23 Jan 1884 – 15 Aug 1970 “Mother”

Grave marked with rock

possible grave

Craft, Christina L. (Looney) 14 Dec 1846 – 15 Jun 1920

*** From Abstracts:

Craft, Christine E. (Looney), widow of James, died on 15 Jun 1920, age 73, at home of her Daughter, Mrs. Wm. M. Echols; she was a sister of the late J. H. Looney. Burial was made in The Crowder Cemetery, Craig City.

Craft, Christina L. (Looney) 14 Dec 1846 – 15 Jun 1920 [Married on 22 Nov 1866 to James Henry Craft] [D/o Joseph B. Looney, Jr. & Melvina Day Looney]

Pendleton, John M. 30 May 1889 – 1 May 1937 & Pendleton, Hannie B. – 9 Nov 1888 – 22 Dec 1973 [Hannie Elizabeth Beckner]

Pendleton, Annie E. 13 Jun 1896 – 8 Nov 1969 & Sisters Pendleton, Sarah – 5 Oct 1887 – 21 Jun 1961 [D/o John M. Pendleton & Esther Parker, sister’s to John M. Pendleton – above]

Pendleton, John M. 16 Jan 1857 – 27 Aug 1933 & Pendleton, Esther Parker – 21 Aug 1857 – 23 Apr 1922 {This type of stone is very hard to read from a picture}

Pendleton, George Richard 9 Oct 1883 – 15 Oct 1918 [S/o John M. Pendleton & Esther Parker Pendleton]

Beckner, Lavinia P. 8 Aug 1892 – 30 Apr 1935 & [Lavinia Pearl Pendleton] Beckner, William Thomas – 4 Sep 1891 – 11 Apr 1947

View of middle part of cemetery

Pendleton, Linda Ruth 29 Jan 1932 – 19 Sep 1932 – Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John M. Pendleton, Jr.

*** From Abstracts:

Pendleton, Linda Ruth, d/o John M., Jr., died in a Roanoke Hospital on 19 Sep 1932, age 0 years 7 months and 21 days; Buried in Crowder Cemetery: Survivors: Parents, grandfather, John M., Sr.; siblings – see John M., Jr.

Pendleton, George W. 1914 – 1989 [George William Pendleton – 23 Nov 1914 – Jun 1989] S/o John M. Pendleton, Jr. & Hannie Elizabeth Beckner Pendleton

Lockett, Reginald A. 1911 – 1997 {Paitsel Funeral Home Marker} [Reginald Alvin Lockett – 27 Nov 1911 – 9 Apr 1997]

LOCKETT, Reginald Alvin, 85, of New Castle, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, April 9, 1997. Survivors include a loving wife, Helen Sue of nearly 56 years; daughter, Sharon and son-in-law, Joe Fowler, New Castle; five grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn Huff; a brother, Henry Lockett, both of Pulaski; a sister-in-law, Betty Campbell, Newport News; many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 12, 1997 at 11 a .m. at Crowder Family Cemetery in Craig City. Friends may call at Paitsel Funeral Home, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 11. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to Craig County Rescue Squad, New Castle, Va.

Smith, Christina M. 1972 – 1999 – {Lotz Funeral Home Marker} [Smith, Christina Marie – 22 Apr 1972 – 1 Oct 1999]

Roanoke Times, The (VA) - Sunday, October 3, 1999

SMITH, Christina Marie, 27, of Salem, died Friday, October 1, 1999. She was a waitress at Shakers Restaurant. She is survived by her father and stepmother, William D. and Ann Smith of Salem; her mother and stepfather, Sharon and Joe Fowler of New Castle; two brothers, James Donald Smith and Kenneth Reginald Smith , both of Salem; three stepbrothers, Shelton Alexander Fowler, Ernest Walton Fowler, both of New Castle, Thomas Allen Clouse of Salem; grandparents, Helen Lockett of New Castle, Willard and Christine Falls of Salem; an aunt, Sharon Chapman of Florence, Ky.; a great aunt, Betty Campbell of Newport News. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 4 at 10 a. m. at the Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. Kevin Scott Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Crowder family cemetery in Craig County. The family will receive friends at the Lotz Salem Chapel after 12 noon on Sunday.

Elmore Family Stone

Craft, Charles L. 1866 – 1947 & Craft, Florence H. – 1868 – 1934

*** From Abstracts:

Craft, Florence Bell (Hancock), w/o Charles Lafayette Craft, d/o the late Stephen & Susan (Pence) Hancock, died on 15 Apr 1934, age 65 years 10 months and 7 days at home near New Castle; was a Charter Member of Craig Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy; buried in the Crowder Cemetery – Craig City. Survivors: husband and children – All of New Castle but two: Harry J., Max, C. B., Theodore, Mrs. Hugh Crawford, Mrs. Hayden Sublett, Robert – Clifton Forge & Spencer – Staunton; two sisters; Mrs. Robert H. Simpson – Ashland, Ky., and Mrs. Ocie Van Horn, Washington, D. C. – two brothers – Chester B. & W. H. Hancock. [Latter of Washington, D. C.]

Close up of Craft marker above

Paitsel, Charles 20 May 1886 – 14 Aug 1929 “Let Our Father’s will be Done”

Paitsel, Thomas Garwood 06 Aug 1848 - 27 Jun 1935 “Father”

*** From Abstracts

Paitsel, Thomas Garfield, Craig native, died suddenly at the home of his son, E. P. Paitsel, In Selma, on 1 Jun 1935, age 86; buried in Craig City Cemetery beside his wife who died Years ago. Survivors: six children: William M. – Covington; N. C. – Princeton, WV; A. O., E. P., Mrs. Emma Huffman & Mrs. Virginia Humphreys – all of Selma.

Paitsel, Martha 8 Feb 1850 – 15 Feb 1929 “Gone but not forgotten”

Shank, Three Infant Babies 1919 – 1921 – 1922 Children of J. E. & Margie Caldwell Shanks

Shanks, Margie L. (Caldwell) 1887 – 1929

*** From Abstracts

Shanks, Margie (Caldwell), wife of James E. Shanks, daughter of John Byron & Georgianna Doss Caldwell, died in Roanoke on 16 Feb 1929, age 40, only two weeks after her mother; Buried in the Crowder Cemetery. Survivors: Husband; father; four children; four brothers.

Shanks, James E. 1889 – 1942

Shanks, Burnell 1914 – 1929

*** From Abstracts:

Shanks, Burnell, 14 year old son of James E. of Roanoke, died at home of his grandfather, John Byron Caldwell in Craig City on 28 Dec 1929 of only a week of scarlet fever and Pneumonia; buried in Craig City.

Caldwell Monument

Caldwell, Clarence E. 7 Sep 1889 – 7 Feb 1920 H/o Flora C. Bush {Cannot read rest of stone}

Close up of Caldwell stone

Caldwell, Clinton W. 7 Nov 1890 – 21 Dec 1923

*** From Abstracts

Caldwell, Clinton W., died 21 Dec 1923, about 30 years of age at Jefferson Hospital, Roanoke; lived at Paint Bank; buried in Craig City. Survivors: Widow, nee Lillie Paxton; Two children; parents [LeRoy J. Caldwell & Rosa Lee Starks] sister; [Ada Blanche Caldwell]

* Buried in Crowder Cemetery

Nameless Caldwell – 1 Jun 1894 – 2 Jun 1894 Infant of LeRoy & Rosa Starks Caldwell

Another view of Clinton W. Caldwell’s marker

Caldwell, Rosa Lee Starks 13 Mar 1865 – 8 Nov 1929 “She was the sunshine of our home”

Caldwell, Rosa Lee stone is off its base

*** From Abstracts

Caldwell, Rosa Lee (Starke); wife of Leroy J., daughter of William E. Starke, died on 8 Nov 1929, age 65th year, at home in Craig City.

Caldwell, LeRoy Johnson 28 Aug 1867 – 29 Aug 1931

*** From Abstracts

Caldwell, Lee Roy J., died 29 Aug 1931, age 64 years and one day. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. James O. Parrish; two daughters; Mrs. Clarence Caldwell, and Mrs. Clinton Caldwell; Four Sisters & one brother

Another view of LeRoy Caldwell’s marker

Ponton, Claude Linwood 1 Apr 1916 – 22 Apr 1972

Caldwell, Howard L. 13 Jul 1894 – 10 Mar 1959 & Caldwell, M. Elizabeth – 8 Aug 1896 – 25 Jan 1957 [Howard Legard Caldwell & Mahala Elizabeth Crawford]

Caldwell, Marieta Alean 19 Mar 1928 – 7 Dec 1928 Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Caldwell {Hezzie Frank & Gertrude Damewood Caldwell}

*** From Abstracts

Caldwell, Marieta Aleen, infant daughter of Hezzie Frank & Gertrude of Craig City, died 7 Dec 1928, age 8 months, of asthma & heart trouble. Buried in the Crowder Cemetery.

*** From Abstracts

Caldwell, Howard, lost three small children, Howard Luther, 11 month old in 1917; infant Daughter; 14 Nov 1932; Evelyn Lucille; 2 month old; 26 Apr 1934; all buried in the Crowder Cemetery.

Whiting, Harry R. 1910 – 1933 {Funeral Home Marker only}

*** From Abstracts

Whiting, Harry Richard, younger of two sons of William M. Whiting, died on 20 Mar 1933, Age 23. Buried in Craig City. Survivors: Parents; brother, Parker; sister, Mrs. Frank Tripp, Jr.; Grandfather, John M. Pendleton, Sr.

Whiting, William M. 1873 – 1941 {Funeral Home Marker only} [William M. Whiting – married twice, 1st to Harriet May “Hattie” Pendleton, and second Ella Mae Craft as her 4th husband)

Whiting, Harriet P. 1885 – 1957 – {Funeral Home Marker only}

Davis, Nalvin Thomas 15 Nov 1890 – 4 Oct 1918 [Son of William Thomas Davis & Frances Bell Broughman]

Davis, Nalvin T.

We pause to pay tribute to the memory of the heroic soldier NALVIN T. DAVIS, who died on the battlefields of weeping France. Who died a glorious and honorable death. Who died that we might enjoy the glory of freedom and liberty. It was on October 4th, 1918 during the hard fought Meuse - Argonne offensive that my friend and comrade met his untimely death. He did not die with his back to the enemy, but was killed by shrapnel from a bursting shell as he was pushing onward through the hell of bursting shell showers of machine gun bullets, and clouds of death laden guns. When my memory wanders back to days gone by, I recall those manly traits of character of the hero. Nalvin T. Davis. Memories of him only portray to me a brave and heroic soul. I recall being with him on the streets when the newspaper was read which gave a list of the numbers of those selected under the draft set for early service. I remember hearing him remark when his number was read, “Well if we have to, we can get them Huns”. I see him in Camp Lee being drilled in the art of a soldier; he was always neat, clean and obedient. I mingle with the members of his company and inquire “Well how do you like Davis”? The answer I get is “Davis is alright”. He’s a good soldier, he attends to his business. We go to France together. Soon we go to the trenches in the British sector, near a town named Boulleus. We come back after a while for a rest, and I meet Nalvin on the street and I say “Hello Munge” the Huns didn’t get you”. He good-naturedly replies “No, and that’s not all, they’re not going to get me”. This last statement forms and index for his acts on the battlefield, for he was fearless. My association with he departed hero was not confined to the army alone, for I had known him a number of years before he enrolled in the service. I have played baseball with him on the ball diamonds in Craig. [bottom is cut off]

Davis, Nalvin T.

In sad and loving remembrance of our son and brother, Nalvin T. Davis, who so nobly gave his young life for his country’s cause and who one year ago today October 4th, 1918 and was buried somewhere over there on Flander’s Field.

Another view of Nalvin Thomas Davis Memorial Stone – very hard to read

Davis, Ballard J. 1885 – 1955 (Homemade Cross) & Davis, Mary E. – 1901 – 1965 (Homemade Cross)

View of one side of cemetery

Another view of one side of Cemetery

View of side of cemetery on other side of bushes

another view of second side of cemetery

Another view of second part of Crowder Cemetery

Damewood, John Leslie 1940 – 1940 {Lotz Funeral Home Marker}

Damewood, Osbon O’Dell 1 Apr 1911 – 6 Dec 1988 & Damewood, Mary Alice W. {Wolfe} – 19 Jul 1920 – 13 May 1989

Plaque “If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up To heaven, and bring you home again.” {This was placed on the double headstone of Osbon & Mary Damewood}

Damewood, Osbon Odell 1 Apr 1911 – 6 Dec 1988 {Military Marker} COX – U. S. Navy – World War II

Damewood, Mary Alice 19 Jul 1920 – 13 May 1989 – “Beloved Mother”

Damewood, Sesler W.19 Apr 1881 – 10 Dec 1963 & Damewood, Annie B. – 25 Jan 1887 – 12 Feb 1961 {Annie Belle Huffman}

Damewood, Michael Spessard 5 Apr 1920 – 20 Dec 1947 {Son of Sesler W. & Annie Belle Huffman Damewood}

Damewood, Michael Spessard with rosebush almost on the stone

Elmore, Clifton E. 4 Feb 1907 – 20 Sep 1982 & Elmore, Esther P. – 21 May 1913 – 21 Nov 2004 {Elmore, Clifton Ernest & Esther Anna Pendleton}

Esther P. Elmore, 91, of New Castle, Va., passed away Sunday, November 21, 2004 in Roanoke, Va. She is predeceased by her husband, Clifton E. Elmore ; parents, John and Hannie Pendleton; sisters, Linda Pendleton, Elsie Layman and Eleanor Unroe; brothers, James and William Pendleton. Esther is survived by her children, Allen Elmore and his wife, Mandy of Roanoke and Johnnie Elmore and his wife, Carol of BlueField, Va.; grandchildren, Deitra (Craig) Holmes, Katie (Mark) Gobble, Robert (Mary) Elmore , Mark (Tonya) Elmore , Rhonda Elmore , Rhoda (Warren) Whitaker, and John David Elmore ; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth McClanahan and Eva (Lawrence) Vines; brothers, Herbert Pendleton and Jesse "JC" (Barbara) Pendleton; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Family will receive friends Friday, November 26, 2004 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at New Castle Christian Church, Rt. 311, New Castle, Va., where a memorial service celebrating Esther’s life will be held at 11 a.m. with Dr. Ernie Johnson and Pastor Jim Morris officiating. Interment Crowder Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Castle Christian Church Building Fund, New Castle, Va. 24127. Arrangements Lotz Salem Funeral Home, Salem, Va. and Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle, Va.

Elmore, Clifton E. 1907 – 1982 {Military Marker} Pfc. U. S. Army – World War II

Damewood, Richard “Dick” 28 Oct 1924 – 25 Jan 1995 & Damewood, Marie D. – 23 Apr 1926 – ______

DAMEWOOD, Richard Willard, (``Dick""), 70, of New Castle, died Wednesday, January 25, 1995, in a Salem hospital. He is survived by his wife, Marie Duncan Damewood; one daughter, Janice Damewood, New Castle; one sister, Ruby Brown, Portsmouth. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 28, at Mountain View Christian Church with interment in Crowder Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boitnott Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Craig County Rescue Squad or Fire Department.

___ Damewood, Richard W. 28 Oct 1924 – 25 Jan 1995 – {Military Marker} Tec 5 – U. S. Army – World War II

Tripp, James L. 2 Feb 1923 – 29 Apr 1943 Virginia – Pvt. Infantry – World War II {James Lester Tripp, son of Frank James Tripp & Mary Kathleen Whiting}

Tripp, Frank J. 14 May 1897 – 1 Apr 1960 & Tripp, Mary K. – 22 Mar 1906 – 2 Aug 1969 Tripp, Lloyd H. “Bud” 3 Sep 1924 – 8 Dec 2007

Tripp, Lloyd H.

Lloyd H. (Bud) Tripp, 83, of New Castle, died Saturday, December 8, 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Katherine and his brothers, Lester, Calvin, John, and Norris. He is survived by brothers and wives, Everett and Mary Ruth, Norman and Helen and Maxie and Berniadette, all of New Castle; sister, Evelyn Caldwell, of Roanoke; sisters and husbands, Barbara and Roy Dudding and Pauline and Kenneth Blankenship, all of New Castle; sister-in-law, Violet Tripp, of Buchanan; numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, Ellen and James Horn, the guys at Hunter's Den. A special thanks to Missy Armes for your loving care. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2007 at Paitsel Funeral Home Chapel, with Mike Bowman officiating. Interment will follow at Crowder Cemetery, New Castle. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2007. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Craig County Rescue Squad, PO Box 81, New Castle, Va.,24127. Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle. Published in the Roanoke Times on 12/9/2007.

Tripp, Lloyd Bud 1924 -2007 (Paitsel Funeral Home Marker)

Tripp, Calvin Clayton 23 Sep 1929 – 18 Oct 1930 Son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Tripp

*** From Abstracts

Tripp, Calvin, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Tripp, Jr., died on 18 Oct 1930, after a brief Illness; buried in Craig City.

Damewood, Kenneth W. 1908 – 1987 - {Military Marker} SA – U. S. Navy – World War II

Damewood, Josephine Huffman 1 Dec 1909 – 20 Nov 1995 {Wife of Kenneth W. Damewood}

Damewood, Dorothy Pearl 13 Jun 1924 – 26 Jun 1934 {Infant daughter of Kenneth W. & Josephine Huffman Damewood}

Craft Polly Ann 1941 – 1941 – {Funeral Home Marker only} {Infant daughter of Looney Marshall Craft & Dillie Leone Kaiser Craft}

Funeral Home Marker nothing left on it

Craft, Louise 1929 – 1939 [Her name is Leona Louise Craft, daughter of Looney Marshall Craft & Dillie Leone Kaiser]

*** From actual obituaries

Craft, Louise, little daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Looney Craft of Craig City, died Thursday, Morning, March 2, 1939, after a two weeks’ illness of pneumonia. She would have been Ten years of age on the 17th of this month. Funeral arrangements had not been made when This was written. Leona L. Craft

New Castle – March 2, {1939} (Special) – Leona L. Craft, 10 year old daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Marshall L. Craft, died here today. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the New Castle Christian church with interment in Craig County.

Craft, Looney M. 1885 – 1941 {Funeral Home Marker only} {Craft, Looney Marshall – 23 May 1885 – 30 Dec 1941}

Paxton, Dillie Craft 1899 1957 {W/o Looney Marshall Craft & Ira Leonard Paxton}

Tripp, Hampton G. 25 Nov 1927 – 17 Jun 1986 Tripp, Delsie H. – 4 Dec 1905 – 25 Jun 1991 Tripp, Gordon B. – 27 Apr 1901 – 7 Sep 1949 {Husband, wife & son all on one stone}


NEW CASTLE - Mrs. Delsie Hypes Tripp, age 85, of New Castle, died Tuesday in Salem. She is survived by one brother, Fred Hypes, Roanoke; several nieces and nephews; a host of friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 28, at 3:00 p.m. at New Castle Christian Church, with the Rev. Calvin Hagie officiating. Interment will be in the Crowder Family Cemetery, Craig County. Friends may call at Lotz Salem Chapel after 2:00 p.m. Thursday

Nicely, Herbert S. 1891 – 1958 {Paitsel Funeral Home Marker only}

Nicely, Maggie L. 1895 – 1967 {Paitsel Funeral Home Marker only}

Dodd, Elwood Johnson 1918 – 1981 – {Military Marker} S1 – U. S. Navy – World War II

Dodd, Louella Craft 20 Aug 1916 – 25 Dec 2001

DODD, Louella Elizabeth Craft, 85, of New Castle, died peacefully Christmas Day 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood J. Dodd; one brother, Luther Craft; and two sisters, Pauline Price and Addie Austin. She is survived by her daughter, Patsy Dodd Whiting, New Castle; and five grandchildren, Diane Lugar, Bud Whiting, Loretta Keffer, Billy Joe Whiting, New Castle, and Lisa Harnack, Catawba. She is also survived by her seven great-grandchildren who were dear to her heart, Nathan and Nora Keffer, Emma Lugar, Rachel and Carly Whiting, Parker Harnack, and Kara Booth; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Pap Austin, New Castle; and special friend, Octa Nolan, Salem. A special thanks to the staff at Richfield Nursing Center for their special attention. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2001, at Crowder Cemetery in New Castle with the Rev. Larry Jent officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Craig County EMS, P.O. Box 81, New Castle, Va. 24127. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle.

Craft, Mattie DeVinney 17 Jul 1899 – 1 Oct 1986 – “Mother” {Mattie Emma Switzer}

McClanahan, Frank no dates {Frank St. Clair McClanahan – 12 Feb 1918 – 4 Apr 1958 – Married on 19 Nov 1939 to Hannie Elizabeth Pendleton}

Elmore, Letcher C. 21 Jul 1893 – 11 Nov 1974 & Elmore, Verlie T. – 29 Nov 1895 – 8 Nov 1965

Elmore Letcher C. {Craig} 21 Jul 1893 – death date has not been added & {Son of William Oscar Elmore & Fannie Susan Tucker}

Elmore, Verlie T. (Verlie Maude Trenor) – 29 Nov 1895 – 8 Nov 1965 {D/o George Washington Treynor & Mary Josephine Looney}

Elmore, Letcher C. 21 Jul 1893 – 11 Nov 1974 (Military Marker) Pfc. U. S. Army

Elmore, Carl R. 1955 – 2007 (Paitsel Funeral Home Marker)

Elmore, Carl Ray 12 May 1955 – 16 Feb 2007 – (Military Marker) U. S. Air Force


(c) Roanoke Times, The (VA) - February 17, 2007

Carl Ray (Britts) Elmore, 51, of New Castle, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 16, 2007. He is survived by his parents, Elwood and Norma Elmore of New Castle; two brothers, Claude Elmore of Welch, W.Va. and Calvin "Weiner" Elmore of Salem; sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Kevan Romeo of New Castle; numerous nieces and nephews; one special "buddy", Tyler; stepchildren, Clarisa and Garrett; many special friends. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2007 at Paitsel Funeral Home Chapel, New Castle. Interment will follow at the Crowder Family Cemetery . Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Craig County EMS, PO Box 81, New Castle, Va. 24127. Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home.

Elmore, Primmie C. no birth date – 1994 – (Boitnott Funeral Home Marker)

Elmore, Primmie C. grave with funeral home marker only {30 Jul 1913 – 1 Nov 1994}

ELMORE, Primmie C., of New Castle, died Tuesday, November 1, 1994 in a Salem hospital. She is survived by her husband, Dallas Elmore; one son, Willie Parris, New Castle; two brothers, Lawrence Cantrell, Cowpens, S.C., Henry Cantrell, Cascade; a granddaughter, Edna Parris, Roanoke; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 3, 1994, 2 p.m. at Craig Valley Baptist Church with interment in Crowder Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boitnott Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Craig County Rescue Squad.

Pendleton, Frank W. 1 Jan 1903 – 8 May 1969 & Pendleton, Mattie G. – 18 Apr 1909 – 4 Mar 1973

Munford, Thelma H. {Huffman} 1922 – 1986 – “Daughter” {3 May 1922 – Feb 1986} {D/o Harless Ray Huffman & Hazel V. Paitsel 1st wife}

Huffman, Bretha B. 1911 – 1956 – “At Rest” {Bretha Mae Bowman, 2nd wife of Harless Ray Huffman}

Huffman, Harless R. 1902 1989 – “Father” {Harless Ray Huffman – s/o Haden Howard Huffman & Lucy Catherine Huffman}

Huffman, Veona P. 1901 – 1951 (1st wife of Harless R. Huffman)

Switzer, Frank Robert 2 Apr 1908 – 18 Mar 1991 & Switzer, Elsie Virginia (Cross) – 26 May 1911 – 4 Aug 1955

Cross, Otis M. 31 Aug 1891 – 11 Dec 1945 (Military Marker) Virginia – Private – Co B – Engineers - World War I

Switzer, Earl I. 1943 – 1985 {21 Sep 1943 – Sep 1985}

Switzer, Earl I. 1943 – 1985 (Boitnott Funeral Home Marker)

Huffman, Leonard Roy 23 Aug 1919 – 24 Jun 1970 (Military Marker) Virginia – Cpl. Co B – 707 Tank Bn. – World War II

Funeral Home marker with nothing on it

Hancock, Walter A. 3 May 1902 – 5 Sep 1986 {S/o Benton Wiley Hancock & Lucy Catherine Webb) {H/o Minnie Ann Huffman - 20 Apr 1907 – 3 May 1933)

*** From Obituary’s

Hancock, Mrs. Minnie Ann, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Haden Huffman, who was born on 20 Apr 1907, departed this life 3 May 1933. Aged 26 years one week and six days. On 8 Apr 1924 she was united in marriage to Walter Hancock: to which union four children Were born: all of whom survive, Cathryn, James, Lucy and Frankie Larry. She is also survived By her husband, father and mother; four brothers and three sisters; Mrs. John Martin – Roanoke; Mrs. Clyde Britts and Josephine, Harlus, Huffard, Lenord and Herman, of New Castle. Funeral services were conducted from the home, by Minister John E. Grasty, on May 5th. Burial in Crowder Cemetery.


Mrs. Minnie Hancock wife of Walter Hancock of Craig City died at an early hour Wednesday Morning in a Roanoke hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Hancock is survived by her Husband and four children the youngest but a few days old. Mrs. Hancock was before her Marriage Miss Minnie Huffman daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Haden Huffman of Craig City. Funeral services and burial Thursday evening in Craig City Cemetery.

Hancock, Nellie Elizabeth Blankenship 3 Oct 1917 – 31 May 2001 2nd wife of Walter A. Hancock – married on 8 May 1937

HANCOCK, Nellie E., 83, of New Castle, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter A. Hancock. Survived by daughters, Alice Pacetti, Elizabeth A. Fisher and husband, Randolph S. Fisher; two stepdaughters, Lucy Greenway and Cathryn Ridgway; sister, Lona Blankenship; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a graveside service Saturday, June 2, 2001 at 1 p.m. in Crowder Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Paitsel Funeral Home.

Hancock, Walter A. Funeral home marker can’t hardly read it

Hancock, Stewart Russell 1 Mar 1941 – 3 Mar 1941 Infant son of Walter A. Hancock & Nellie Blankenship

Hancock, Stewart Russell 1 Mar 1941 – 3 Mar 1941 Our beloved son – Rest in peace

Another view of Cemetery

Another view of Cemetery