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West View Cemetery

West View Cemetery New Castle, Va

Transcription & Photos by Stephen A. Taylor

(c) 2008 - 2009

Steps leading up into the cemetery

one view of cemetery

Another view of cemetery

Another view of cemetery

Kelley, Robert W. 4 Jun 1844 – 9 Apr 1924

From Abstracts:

Kelley, Robert W., long time resident of New Castle, died at home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Hancock, Washington, D. C., on April 9, 1924; was a Union Soldier; wife was Mollie Elmore, daughter of Rev. Andrew Jackson Elmore. Buried in West View Cemetery Next to wife, two sons and a daughter. Survivors: two daughters; Mrs. Samuel B. Boitnott – Roanoke; Mrs. Hancock (above).

Elmore, Mary Jane, wife of R. W. Kelley 20 Dec 1841 – 22 Feb 1916

Taken from Abstracts:
Kelley, Mollie (Elmore), wife of Robert W., died suddenly at home in New Castle in 1916, Following breakdown and shock over death of daughter, Mrs. Hugh Wood, a few months Before. Burial in West View Cemetery. Survivors: husband; and three children: Mrs. Minnie Moses; Mrs. Samuel B. Boitnott; P. G. Kelley – Roanoke.

Kelley, Lee – {Robert Lee} 23 Jan 1877 – 28 Dec 1901 {Son of Robert W. Kelley & Mary Jane “Mollie” Elmore}

Full view of Lee Kelley monument

Kelley, Mary K. 15 Feb 1873 – 5 Mar 1928

Taken from Abstracts:

Kelley, Mary Katherine (Fletcher), widow of P. G. {Paul Grant Kelley}, died at home in Roanoke on March 5, 1928, born on February 15, 1873, age 55 years 0 months and 19 Days, of pneumonia; born in Fincastle; buried in West View Cemetery, New Castle. Survivors: two daughters; Mrs. J. A. Miller (Stella Maria) – Ocala, Fl.; Mrs. M. A. Turner (Elizabeth) – Logan, WV.

Kelley, Paul Grant 19 Feb 1873 – 2 Nov 1919 {Son of Robert W. Kelley & Mary Jane “Mollie” Elmore}

Elmore, James Robert 1880 – 1965 – “At Rest” {Born 1 Mar 1880 – died 28 Dec 1965 – married 1 Oct 1902 to Mattie Pearl Elmore}

Elmore, Mary E. 1843 – 1925 {Elmore, Mary Ann Elizabeth [Elmore] – 28 Mar 1843 – 7 Aug 1925}

Taken from Abstracts:

Elmore, Mary E. Book (Elmore) daughter of Joel & Katie Elmore, born in New Castle on 25 Apr 1825 – died at home in New Castle on 7 Aug 1925, age 81 years 3 months and 13 days; was married twice, 1st Henry A. Book, Killed in Action at Gettysburg, 3 Jul 1863, By whom she had two sons, Frank and William Henry Book (Minister) married 2nd Clifton Walker Elmore; by whom she had eight children: Edward E., Kate Murray (deceased); Rev. Charles; Ernest, Ottie Jackson, Rev. Robert E., Arthur W., Mattie Pearl & Chauncey D.

Elmore, Clifton W. Pvt. Co D – 22nd VA Inf. CSA

From the book 22nd VA Infantry – by Terry D. Lowry Elmore, Clifton Walker – Pvt. Co D, resident of New Castle, Craig County, Va. Enlisted on 18 Jun 1863 at Camp Jackson. PWR says enl. June 1862. Reportedly fought at New Market, VA. Hated war. In Chimborazo Hospital 25 May 1864 to 2 Jun 1864. Transferred to Farmville, Virginia hospital for serious right foot wound, furlo. From hospital for forty days on 7 June 1864 roll. At home on sick furlo. On 31 Oct 1864 roll. Res. Craig County, VA In 1898 at age 53. Postmaster, New Castle, Va. Died on 21 Apr 1940 at age 95 years 10 days. Burial in West View Cemetery, old Rt. 42, New Castle, Va. PWR says WIA at the battle of the Wilderness (?) Considered himself Craig County’s last C.S.A. Veteran.

Taken from Abstracts:

Elmore, Clifton Walker, son of Andrew Jackson Elmore (born 1812) and Elizabeth (Walker), Craig’s last CSA Veteran, died 21 Apr 1940; aged 95 years 0 months 10 days; served in the 22nd VA Infantry with Col. J. C. McDonald; buried in West View Cemetery; wife, Mary E. (Elmore) Book Elmore, died in 1925. Survivors: six sons; Edward E., Ottie Jackson & Chaunsey D. – New Castle; Rev. Charles, Ernest – Salem; Rev. Robert M. – Phoenix, AZ; Arthur W. – Roanoke.

A different view of Clifton Walker Elmore’s Veteran’s stone

Elmore, Pearl 1881 – 1978 – (Boitnott Funeral Home Marker) {Mattie Pearl (Elmore) Elmore – 28 Aug 1881 – 22 Dec 1978 – James Robert Elmore}

Elmore, Mary Oveta 1904 – 2000 – {25 Jul 1904 – 26 Oct 2000} Daughter of James Robert & Mattie Pearl (Elmore) Elmore

Whiting, James W. Co B – 28th VA Infantry – CSA

Whiting, James W. CSA Stone with Iron Cross From the book 28th VA Infantry by Frank E. Fields, Jr.

Whiting, James W.; Co B; (15 May 1861) Craig, laborer, age 27, Pvt.; absent, sick 25 Oct 1861 – Feb 1862; present Feb 1862 in Lynchburg Hospital.

Blankenship, Hattie Paitsel 11 Sep 1914 – 3 Apr 1971

Jones, Nettie Dove 26 Oct 1881 – 6 Jan 1948 Wife of William M. Paitsel

Paitsel, William M. {Marshall} 15 Feb 1876 – 2 Nov 1938 Married on 7 Oct 1900

Rivers, Laura Fisher 31 May 1956 – 22 Dec 1997 Pfc. U. S. Army

RIVERS, Laura Fisher, 41, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of New Castle, Va., passed away Monday, December 22, 1997, at University Hospital in Jacksonville. Born on May 31, 1956, Laura, better known as ``Penny,"" was preceded in death by her father, Jesse G. Fisher. Laura spent her early childhood and teenage years in Covington and New Castle, attending schools in both areas. She was faithful to her country, serving duty in the United States Army both in the U.S. and overseas. Laura is survived by her mother, Marlene Brewster Fisher of Callahan, Va.; a ``special'' half sister, Alice Elmore, and a ``special'' Granny, Verlie F. Smith, both of New Castle; half sisters, Betty F. Dudding, Nellie F. Gallimore and Pearlie Fisher , all of New Castle, and Violet F. McGuire of Salem; half brothers, Paris G. Fisher , Curtis B. Fisher , David L. Fisher and Donnie E. Fisher , all of New Castle; a ``special'' cousin, Rose Jones of Elliston, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 26, at Paitsel Funeral Home in New Castle. Graveside services will be held in West View Cemetery at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 27, with Dr. Ernie Johnson officiating. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the staff at University Hospital, rescue personnel and all of Laura's friends in Jacksonville, Fla.

Elmore, Sr., Russell G. 14 May 1926 – 7 Apr 1994 Pvt. U. S. Army – World War II

Elmore, Sr., Russell G. 14 May 1926 – 7 Apr 1994 & Elmore, Alice {Lorraine} Fisher – 30 Jan 1928 – 9 Mar 2005

Caldwell, Ethel Mae {Craft} 7 Mar 1889 – 6 Aug 1965 – “Mother” {2nd wife of Alexander Jackson Caldwell}

Foster, James Everette 11 Jun 1900 – 1 Jan 1956 & {grandson of Myrtle} Foster, Myrtle Brent {Myers} – 25 Sep 1875 – 1 Apr 1958 {Widow of Benjamin Foster, d/o Elisha Thomas Myers & Fannie Caldwell}

Myers, Effie E. 29 Jul 1879 – 30 Oct 1941 {Daughter of Elisha Thomas Myers & Fannie Caldwell}

Myers, Fannie {Caldwell} 7 Apr 1838- 10 July 1912 Wife of E. T. Myers {Elisha Thomas Myers}

Myers, E. T. {Elisha Thomas) Co B – 28th VA Infantry – Blacksmith – CSA Iron Cross

Myers, E. W. {Everett W.} 26 Aug 1877 – 28 Feb 1906 –s/o E. T. & Fannie Myers

Foster, Lucy Rebecca 12 Dec 1931 – 28 Dec 1931 Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. T. L. Foster

Caldwell, Velma V. – “Sis” 24 Sep 1916 – 28 Feb 1987 {D/o Alexander Jackson Caldwell & Ethel Mae Craft}

Caldwell, Russell R. “Bye” – 22 Feb 1914 – 6 Apr 1985 {S/o Alexander Jackson Caldwell & Ethel Mae Craft}

Caldwell, Ernest Earl 10 Sep 1911 – 17 May 1945 {Military Marker} U. S. Army – World War II {S/o Alexander Jackson Caldwell & Ethel Mae Craft}

Caldwell, Russell R. 1914 – 1985 – {Military Marker} WT1 – U. S. Navy – World War II

Price, Roy Lee 14 Dec 1925 – 7 Aug 2002 {S/o John Minor Price & Lillian Frances Adams}

Paitsel, James Alvy 23 Jul 1911 – 11 Oct 1912

Ward, Howard A. {Allen} 9 May 1935 - ___________ & Ward, Nancy Whiting – 23 Apr 1936 – 8 Dec 1996 {D/o William Parker Whiting & Pauline Mariah Caldwell}

Whiting, W. Parker {William Parker} 1907 – 1984 & Whiting, Pauline C. {Caldwell} – 1912 – 1984

Thompson, Dorothy Whiting 6 Apr 1940 – 10 Mar 2005 {W/o Ralph Armistead Thompson} {D/o William Parker Whiting & Pauline Mariah Caldwell}

Dequino, Bobby Lewis 6 Feb 1965 – 4 Mar 1991 – {smaller stone} {“In God’s Care”}

Dequino, Bobby Lewis 6 Feb 1965 – 4 Mar 1991 – {larger marker}

Gallimore, Amos Frank 6 Apr 1928 – 18 Feb 1998 – {Military Marker} Pvt. U. S. Army – World War II

Gallimore, Frank 6 Apr 1928 – 18 Feb 1998 (half of a double stone)

Gallimore, Nellie 12 Oct 1930 – ______

Helms, Leonard F. 22 Mar 1904 – 13 Sep 1987 & Helms, Eldora D. {Drummond} – 13 Jan 1905 – 25 May 1971

Wright, Elbert C. 29 Oct 1903 – 4 Jul 1971 & Wright, Lillie H. {Helms} – 21 Jan 1908 – 26 Jan 1975

Helms, Thomas B. 20 Sep 1865 – 16 Jul 1951 & Helms, Virginia C. {Craft} – 31 Jan 1872 – 21 Jan 1957 Helms, Ira F. 26 May 1910 – 22 Oct 1955

Caldwell, Alexander Jackson 10 Jun 1862 – 3 May 1960 – “Father”

Lee, Robert Othniel 2 Jul 1927 – 6 May 2007 (Military Marker) Pfc. U. S. Army – World War II

Lee, Robert O. 2 Jul 1927 – 6 May 2007 “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith”

Lee, Othniel C. 15 Mar 1888 – 4 Dec 1963

Lee, Withrow M. 19 Aug 1888 – 22 Feb 1974 {Withrow Elizabeth Martin – wife of Othniel Clarence Lee} {D/o James Patrick Martin & Martha E. Wagener}

Smith, James H. W. 27 Jun 1910 - _______ & Smith, Thelma J. – 11 Feb 1910 – 21 Aug 1994 (James Harvey Watson Smith & Thelma Eva Jones}

Jones, John R. 22 Oct 1880 – 2 Oct 1948 & Jones, Lacy M. – 11 Mar 1890 – 3 Jan 1961

Jones, John R. Co I – 1 Infantry – Spanish American War {Stone lying on the ground}

Secrist, Robert A. 1929 – 2000 {Funeral Home marker}

Secrist, Robert A. 7 Dec 1929 – 19 Mar 2000 – (Military Marker) U. S. Marine Corps – Korea {H/o Patricia Lou Smith, s/o Charles Fulton Secrist & Evelyn Waterfield}

Caldwell, Buford Blair (Bud) 1920 – 1932 {S/o Alexander Jackson Caldwell & Ethel Mae Craft}

Harrison, Virginia Sue 2 May 1918 – 6 Feb 1984 – “In Loving Memory”

Studebaker, M/Sgt. William F. 3 Apr 1940 – 18 Jun 1985 – “In Loving Memory”

Lee, Allie Loudermilk 1891 – 1951

Hancock, J. M. 24 Jun 1894 – 5 Mar 1952 & Hancock, Goldie – 1 Mar 1895 – Feb 1969 {John McDonald Hancock & Goldie Gertrude Jones}

West1070 – Flat stone lying on the ground with nothing on it

Jones, James T. 1860 – 1977 & Jones, Nannie E. – 1862 – 1934 {Homemade marker – getting very hard to read}

Taken from Obituaries

Mrs. Nannie E. Jones, wife of James T. Jones died in Craig City on Saturday afternoon After a long illness. Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Jon. L. Crawford and a life – Long resident of Craig. She is survived by her husband and several children, a sister Mrs. Margaret Mathews, of Roanoke, and a brother, Mr. J. Matthew Crawford of Sinking Creek also survives. Services were conducted by Rev. Frank F. Neel in the Christian Church On last Monday at 11 a. m. and burial was made in West View Cemetery.

Now this one was taken from the book Abstracts:

Jones, Nannie E. (Crawford), w/o James T., d/o late John L. Crawford, life – long resident of Craig Co., d. in Craig City 3 – 17- 1934; bu. West View Cem. Survivors: Husband; 4 children: Mrs. Goldie Hancock; Mrs. H. Greenway; Bernard & Dewey.

Jones, Linda D. 1943 – 1948

Jones, Myrtle H. 1899 – 1986 {According to marriage book – Murtie Lee Huffman} {W/o Osborne Erreth Jones – married 29 Nov 1917}

Jones, Osborne E. 1892 – 1937

McDaniel, Viena Jun 1896 – Mar 1918 {McDaniel, Vienna Darrell Elmore – 5 Jun 1896 – 14 Mar 1918} {W/o John Richard McDaniel, d/o Edward E. Elmore & Mary Amanda Elmore}

Broken stone very hard to read

Welch, Robert Lee 30 May 1910 – 25 Sep 1965 – (Military Marker) Virginia – Pvt. 24 Replacement Depot – World War II {H/o Lennie Elmore}

Funeral Home Marker possibly for Robert Lee Welch

View of cemetery from the far side looking up

Downey, Samuel Stuart 1865 – 1938 & Downey, Odell Scott – 1868 – 1947

From Abstracts:

Downey, Samuel S., died 25 May 1938, age 70, at his home in Craig. Survivors: Widow, nee Scott and two sons: Kenneth – New Castle, Porter R. – Pearisburg.

Paxton, John D. 11 Mar 1870 – 21 May 1943 & Paxton, Nannie J. {Craft) – 2 Feb 1870 – 2 Feb 1958

Paxton, Della Mae 14 Nov 1902 – 14 Aug 1993 {D/o John D. & Nannie (Craft) Paxton) Paxton, William D. 9 Jul 1929 - & Paxton, Mavis C. (Clorley) – 1 Sep 1930 – 10 May 2004

Paxton, Catherine Marie 9 Sep 1960 – 9 Sep 1960 – Daughter {D/o William David & Mavis Clorley Paxton}

Cruise, Matthew A. 1863 – 1939 & Cruise, Mary K. – 1873 – 1941 & Cruise, Winford L. – 1902 – 1955

From Obituaries

Cruise, Matthew A. was born 7th of May 1866 and departed this life 24th Mar 1939, aged Seventy – two years, ten months and seventeen days. He was married to Mary Medley, 16 Jun 1894, to which union were born five children, as follows: Mrs. H. L. Frazier, of Bristol; Mrs. V. R. Niday; Winford Cruise, Mrs. J. L. Smith, and Mrs. F. A. Drummond of New Castle. He is also survived by two brothers; Ben Cruise, of Pembroke, and Price Cruise of Monroe County, W. Va.; and one sister, Mrs. Mae Miller, of West Va. Funeral services were conducted from the New Castle Christian Church, by Minister John E. Grasty, Sunday, March 26th. Interment in the West View Cemetery.

Possible unmarked grave or a footstone?

Possible unmarked grave or a footstone?

Lee, Margaret Katherine 21 Jul 1906 – 16 Apr 1986

Craft, Peyton 12 Apr 1886 – 26 Apr 1954 {George Peyton Craft, son of James Henry Craft & Elizabeth Bryant}

Craft, Eula 26 Feb 1888 – 30 Jun 1930 {Eula Dare Brizendine Craft, d/o Albert Brizendine & Martha Paxton}

From Obituaries

Craft, Mrs. Eula Dare (Brizendine)

Mrs. Eula Dare (Brizendine) Craft wife of Peyton Craft died on 30 Jun 1930 after a long Illness. She was born 26 Feb 1888 and was married 16 Jun 1907. She is survived by her Husband and the following children: Luther, Pauline, Louella and Addie. Her father, Albert Brizendine, three brothers, E. R., O. T., and C. W. Brizendine, and two sisters, Mrs. H. L. Craft of Pence Springs, W. Va., and Mrs. C.V. Myers of town also survive. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Grasty on last Tuesday. The family of the deceased wishes to express its thanks for the acts of kindness and Expressions of sympathy from friends and neighbors in their sad bereavement.

Craft, Luther A. 24 Sep 1909 – 8 Jan 1938

Taken from Obits

Luther Abbott Craft, 28, lost his life in an accident at the site of the power house being built on Meadow Creek near town on last Saturday morning. He was operating a dump truck on a temporary road being built into the side of the plant and had stopped t o loosen something about the lifting mechanism under the truck, when the bed and entire load of stone and dirt came down suddenly catching his head and neck. His fellow workers secured a jack to lift the bed off his body and he was rushed to town to a physician, but was dead when he reached here. He is survived by his wife who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Overstreet of Roanoke, and by three small children, his father, Peyton Craft, and three Sisters, Mrs. Clarence Price, Mrs. Elwood Dodd and Miss Addie Craft. Funeral services were Held in the Christian Church Sunday conducted by Minister John E. Grasty, and interment in West View Cemetery.

Britts, Mattie E. 1876 – 1937 (funeral home marker in concrete)

Taken from Obits

Mrs. Mattie Ellen Britts was born April 11, 1876 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Scott, August 6, 1927, aged sixty – one years, three months and twenty – six days. She is survived by her husband, E. J. Britts, and six children: Mrs. P. L. Rose, of Roanoke; Mrs. Kathleen Kelly, of Richmond; Mrs. R. T. Scott, Miss Ethel Britts, William & Clyde Britts, of New Castle. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Emma Milton, of Roanoke; three brothers; C. P. Craft, of Clifton Forge; Pate Craft, of New Castle and Walter Craft, of Bedford and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the New Castle Christian Church, Sunday, August 8th, by Minister John E. Grasty. Burial in West View Cemetery.

Craft, Mr. John H. 1893 – 1935 (funeral home marker in concrete)

Taken from Obits

John Henry Craft, 36 died Saturday afternoon at his home, No 2 Third Street, N. E., Roanoke. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mattie Lou Craft, and three brothers and two Sisters; Peyton Craft, New Castle, Walter Craft, Montvale, and Charlie Craft, Clifton Forge; Mrs. Emma Milton, Roanoke, Mrs. Mattie Britts, New Castle. Funeral services were held at the home in Roanoke Monday morning and burial was Made in West View Cemetery, New Castle on noon Monday. Deceased was a son of The late Henry Craft and Anne Bryant Craft and was a native of New Castle.

Craft, Mr. Irwin Z. 1879 – 1934

Taken from Obits

Craft, Ernie Z.

Covington, Feb 17 – (Special) – Funeral services, conducted by Rev. R. A. Cooper, will be held Sunday afternoon from the home for Ernie Zedrick Craft, 53, who died Friday following a few hours illness. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Hattie Edna Craft; two daughters, Misses Annie and Maryland Craft; five sons, W. R., H. E., Withrow, Elmer, and Waldo Craft, all of Covington. Two sisters and four brothers also survive, Mrs. P. P. Milton and John Craft of Roanoke; Mrs. Bud Britts and Peyton Craft of New Castle; Charles Craft, of Selma, and Walter Craft, of Bedford.

The one from Abstracts:

Craft, Irvin "Ernie" Zedrick, son of late Henry, died February 16, 1934, at his home in Covington; buried West View Cemetery, New Castle. Survivors: Widow, Mrs. Hattie Edna Craft; 2 daughters: Annie & Maryland; 5 sons: W. Roscoe, H. E., Withrow, Elmer & Waldo - all of Covington; 2 sisters; Mrs. P. P. Milton - Roanoke; Mrs. Bud Britts - New Castle; 4 brothers; John Henry - Roanoke; C. Peyton - New Castle; Charles - Selma; Walter - Bedford.

Craft, Edward J. 1864 – 1943

Brizendine, Susan 20 Jun 1882 – 18 Feb 1931 & Brizendine, Ott – 4 May 1875 – 13 Jan 1948 {Mary Susan Craft Brizendine – d/o James Henry Craft & Elizabeth Bryant} {Ott Thomas “Ottie” Brizendine – s/o Albert Brizendine & Martha Paxton}

Craft, Elizabeth A. 1851 – 1912 {funeral home marker in concrete}

Brizendine, Charles William 13 Aug 1878 – 3 Jul 1957 & Brizendine, Sarah Frances {Greenway} – 20 May 1873 – 12 May 1954

Brizendine Marker

Kelly, Lillie Brizendine 25 Mar 1899 – 24 Dec 1918 {on top of Brizendine marker} {W/o John Lewis Kelly – d/o Charles W. Brizendine & Sarah Greenway}

Brizendine, Albert 1848 – 1936 [10 Jun 1848 – 26 Oct 1936 – h/o Martha Ann Paxton]

Taken from Obits:

Brizendine, Albert

Albert Brizendine, was born June 10, 1848, and departed this life October 26, 1936; aged eighty-eight years four months and sixteen days. He was married to Martha Paxton, who preceded him in death, September 12, 1926. To this union were born six children; one of whom; Mrs. Eula Craft, died June 30, 1930. Three sons and two daughters survive, E. R., O. T. and C. W. Brizendine, and Mrs. Bessie Myers, of New Castle and Mrs. Mollie Craft of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. He is also survived by twenty-four grand children and thirty-two great grandchildren. Mr. Brizendine had been for many years a member of the Christian Church, and until enfeebled by age was faithful in attendance. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church, New Castle, by Minister John E. Grasty, Tuesday, October 27th.Interment in West View Cemetery.

Brizendine, Hezekiah 16 Jan 1897 – 10 Dec 1918

Brizendine, Martha A. {Martha Ann Paxton} 28 Apr 1848 – 12 Sep 1926

Taken from Obits:

Brizendine, Martha A. {Paxton}

Martha A. Brizendine, wife of Albert Brizendine of New Castle, died at the home of her son - in - law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Peyton Craft on Sunday evening, September 12th. She was born on April 28, 1848, and died on September 12, 1926, being seventy - eight years, four months and fourteen days. Before her marriage she was Martha A. Paxton. She is survived by her husband and six children and a number of grandchildren. Her sons are, E. R., O. T., and C. W. Brizendine of New Castle and daughters, Mrs. C. V. Myers, and Mrs. G. P. Craft off New Castle and Mrs. H. L. Craft of Pence Springs, W. V. She was a member of the Christian Church. The funeral service was conducted at that church Tuesday, September 14th at 2 p.m. by Rev. H. T. Estes of Simmonsville, J.P. Atkins, and J. A. Hopkins, her pastor. Her grandsons were pallbearers. A profusion of beautiful flowers covered her grave.

Another view of Martha A. Brizendine Stone which is broken

Matthews, Marker has three names and dates on it – a lot of the letters are missing I believe one name is Margaret A. – 1857 – 1942 I believe one name is Ellis C. – 1885 – 19-2 I can’t make out the third name or dates

Unmarked grave

Footstone with E. H. H.

Footstone with M. A. H.

Hancock, Marie Antoinette 14 Jul 1939 – 11 Sep 1941 – Daughter [D/o John Max Hancock & Edna Lucille Brogan]

Hancock, John B. 13 Oct 1876 – 17 Jul 1942 & Hancock, Erma H. – 28 Aug 1878 – 10 Aug 1954 [John B. Hancock, s/o Chester Bullard Hancock & Alice Rose Bussey] [Erma Huffman]

Hancock, W. E. 1904 – 1928 (funeral home marker) [Born 29 Aug 1904 – 10 Jun 1928] [S/o William Stephen Hancock & Mary Elizabeth Stebar]

Taken from Obits:

Hancock, William Earle

William Earle Hancock, died at Covington, Virginia at an early hour Sunday June 10th [1928] from brain hemorrhage. The young man would have been twenty-four years of age August 29th. He had been working at the paper mill in Covington a short time, and only lived a few hours after being stricken. When a young boy his head was injured from a tree falling on him, and for several months in the recent past he spent in the hospital as a result of this injury. His remains were buried here on last Monday, Rev. W. Lawson of the M. E. Church South conducting the funeral services. Earle was the son of Mr. W. S. Hancock who now lives in Glen Jean, W.Va. He was a model youth and had many friends both young and old who will be grieved to learn of his untimely ending.

Hancock, William S. 1882 – 1933 (funeral home marker) [William Stephen Hancock – 24 Jun 1882 – 30 Jul 1933] [S/o Chester B. Hancock & Alice R. Bussey – h/o Mary Elizabeth Stebar]

Taken from Obits:

Hancock, William S.

William S. Hancock, age 52, a native of New Castle and son of Chester B. Hancock of this place, died in Covington Sunday morning after a few hours illness. He had worked on Saturday but became ill in the afternoon. The body was brought to New Castle and services were held in the M. E. Church Monday by Rev. Thomas Morgan and burial was made in West View Cemetery. Deceased is survived by his wife and two children by a former marriage, his father, one brother, John Hancock and a sister, Mrs. Frazier Smith of Covington. A number of relatives from Roanoke and other points attended the funeral. The following were pallbearers; O. O. Lugar, Gordon Jones, Walter Surber, Max Craft, Lyndon Lee, T. L. Foster. [July 30, 1933]


Hancock, Molly [Mary Elizabeth Stebar] [2 Jan 1886 – 14 Apr 1917]

Taken from Obits:

Hancock, Mrs. William S. [Mary Elizabeth Stebar] Mrs. Hancock, wife of W. S. Hancock, died at her home in New Castle on last Saturday evening about 8:30, after an illness of several months duration, through all of which she was a most patient sufferer, bravely bearing up for the sake of husband and children. Deceased was before her marriage Miss Mary Elizabeth Stebar. She is survived by her mother and father, husband and three children. The remains were interred in West View Cemetery on Sunday, a large crowd of friends attending the funeral services at the home and following the remains to their last resting place. [1917]

View of one of the family plots in West View

Doss, Amanda Louise {Myers} 14 Jul 1879 – 3 Mar 1926 & Doss, Robert Lee – 29 Jun 1877 – 26 Dec 1933

Taken from Obits:

Doss, Mrs. Robert L.

Mrs. Robert L. Doss, died on March 4th [1926] at her home near Roanoke. Deceased before her marriage was Miss Amanda Louise Myers, and a daughter of the late William A. Myers, and a sister of Mr. C. V. Myers of this place. Death was due to tuberculosis. The remains will be buried in the West View Cemetery here. Messrs. James and Clyde Myers of West Virginia, brothers of the deceased are here to attend the funeral.

Doss, Robert L.

Funeral services for Robert L. Doss, 56, a native of Craig who died Tuesday morning December 26,1933 at his home in Salem, was held Wednesday, December 27 at 2 p.m. at the New Castle First Christian church. Burial was in West View Cemetery. Rev. Mr. Patterson of the Brethren Church, Hollins, Virginia conducted the funeral service assisted by John E. Grasty of the Christian Church, New Castle. Mr. Doss is survived by his wife, four sons, E. L., K. C., R .E. and R. L. Doss, Jr. all of Roanoke, and two daughters, Mrs. A.G. Hungate and Mrs. W. T. Bolt, of Roanoke. Four brothers, E. A., W. E., and D.A. Doss, of Roanoke, and S.T. Doss, of Barbours Creek. also survive. His first wife who was Miss Louie Myers of New Castle died several years ago.

Myers, James W. 14 Feb 1886 – 10 Apr 1936

Brizendine, Ed 1 Aug 1871 – 14 Feb 1940

Taken from Obits:

Brizendine, Edward R.

Edward R. Brizendine, 67, a native and life - long resident of New Castle, died on last Monday evening, the result of a pistol shot through his brain, self inflicted. The tragedy occurred in Craig City, a suburb of New Castle. Burial was in West View Cemetery on Tuesday. He is survived by his wife, from whom he has been estranged for the past year of more, six sons and one daughter, two sisters and two brothers. [February 12, 1940]

Myers Family Stone

Myers, Baby 1902 – 1902 {Infant of Clarence Vanburen Myers & Bessie L. Brizendin}

Myers, Bessie L. 1884 – 1969 {Bessie L. Brizendine}

Myers, Clarence V. 1883 – 1945

Brizendine, Harriet 20 Sep 1852 -22 May 1933

Taken from Obits:

Brizendine, Harriet

Died, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Fannie Lamb, Harriet Brizendine on May 22, 1933, in her 81st year. She was born September 20, 1852. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lamb by Rev. John E. Grasty of the Christian Church and burial was made in West View Cemetery. Besides her son, John R. Brizendine, and one sister mentioned above Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Myers, of Huntington, W.Va. were here for the funeral of the latter’s grandmother on Tuesday.

Brizendine, Eveline 20 Sep 1852 – 17 Dec 1931

Taken from Obits:

Brizendine, Eveline

Eveline Brizendine died at her home here on Thursday, December 17, 1931, age 79 years. She had been in bad health for several years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jon. E. Grasty on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the grave and burial was made in West View Cemetery. She is survived by two sisters and one brother.

Kay, Sarah Jane {Brizendine} 27 Mar 1850 – 2 Apr 1929 Kay, McHenry – 17 Jun 1848 – 24 Feb 1930

Taken from Obits:

Kay, Sarah {Brizendine}

Mrs. Sarah Kay, wife of Henry Kay died at an early hour on Tuesday morning. She had been in poor health for a number of years; but a few weeks ago grew worse until the end came. She was about 78 years of age. Funeral services were held at the home in the south section of town on Wednesday afternoon and burial was made in West View Cemetery. Her husband, a Confederate Veteran survives also three sisters and one brother, Mr. Albert Brizendine. [April 2, 1929]

Taken from Obits:

Kay, McHenry

McHenry Kay died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.S. Downey on Monday at 2 a.m., February 24th 1930. He was born June 17th 1847 and was therefore 82 years, 8 months and 7 days of age. Mr. Kay spent all his life, with the exception of the time spent in the Confederate Army, in and around New Castle. He had lived at the Downey home since the death of his wife April 1st last year. Funeral services were held in the Christian Church conducted by his pastor, Rev. John E. Grasty, interment was made in West View Cemetery. McHenry Kay joined the Confederate army at the early age of fifteen and served in Bryan’s Battery, Co A. Va. Vol. and was considered by his comrades among the bravest of the brave. The active pallbearers were O. O. Lugar, Grover T. Huffman, L. M. Caldwell, J. R. Humphreys, W. B. Fizer and Emory Jernell.

Another view of the cemetery

Another view of the cemetery

Footstone with S. C. K.

Dame, Kathleen J. 31 Mar 1895 – 5 Jan 1987 {Kathleen Herdon Jones – w/o Frank Hartzel Dame}

Footstone with J. A. J.

Large stone lying face down and I have no idea who it is

Jones, Gordon 2 Sep 1894 – 11 Sep 1962 – (Military Marker) Virginia – Pfc. Co F 305 Engineers – World War I [Gordon is the brother of Kathleen Jones Dame]

Jones, Gordon H. 2 Sep 1894 – 11 Sep 1962 (Large stone)

Jones, Clifton C. 7 Oct 1857 – 1 Feb 1946 [Married twice – 1st to Nannie Bertie Givens and 2nd to Rillie A. Ruble]

Jones, Nannie B. 2 Nov 1870 – 14 Apr 1904 Wife of C. C. Jones {Nannie Bertie Givens}

Close up of part of Nannie Jones Stone

Not sure if these are footstones or not

Jones, William C. 1902 – 1969 & Jones, Dorothy L. – 1909 – 1991 – {Dorothy Elizabeth Lambert}

Wagener, Blanche P. 19 Oct 1859 – 31 Oct 1938

Taken from Obits:

Mrs. Blanche Lillian Wagener

Mrs. Blanche Lillian Wagener, daughter of Jacob and Amanda Price, was born October 19, 1859; and departed this life, October 31, 1938. She was the widow of Isaac Clifton Wagener to whom she was married May 2, 1877. Three daughters, Mrs. O. K. McCartney, of Altavista; Mrs. Irene Graham, of New Castle; and Mrs. Maurice Mannheim, of St. Louis, survive. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, and five great – grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted in the Christian Church, New Castle, Nov 2, by the Rev. John E. Grasty, minister and burial was made in West View Cemetery.

Wagener, I. C. {Isaac Clifton} – 9 Feb 1853 – 5 Sep 1921 {H/o Blanche Lillian Price}

Rudd, Joyce H. 22 Feb 1907 – 19 Feb 1962

Rudd Family Marker

Wood, Eva Wagener close up below

Wagener, Eve 7 Aug 1885 – 30 May 1919 – w/o Stuart M. Wood

Roy Marker

Reynolds, Wagener Roy 23 Dec 1881 – 13 Nov 1910 Wife of A. G. Reynolds [Augustus G. Reynolds]

Full view of Roy Wagner Reynolds Marker with large angel

Mannheim, Martha Ariel 15 Mar 1912 – 22 Jun 1916 {D/o Maurice Mannheim & Ariel Lillian Wagener} Stone is very hard to read

Close up of Mannheim, Martha Ariel 15 Mar 1912 - 22 Jun 1916 {Parents names came from Craig County marriage book # 3}

Possible unmarked grave

Graham, W. T. 24 Nov 1869 – 10 Sep 1930

Taken from Obits:

Graham, Walter T.

Walter Tully Graham, died at his home south of town, Wednesday September 10th, 1930, after an illness of several months, aged 60 years. Mr. Graham was a native of Georgia. For a number of years he was an employee and later an official of the Wrought Iron Range Co. of St. Louis. He had lived here for the past twelve years, for a time as manager of Virginia Mineral Springs. He is survived by his wife who, before her marriage was Miss Irene Wagener, and one daughter, Miss Sarah Blanche Graham, and one brother, and one sister living in Georgia. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church on Thursday, Rev. B.A. Abbott of St. Louis conducting the services. Burial was made in West View Cemetery. Mr. Graham was an upright citizen and during his residence here proved his worth in many ways. He was always on the side of progress. He will be missed, notably by his family, but by the community.

Graham, Irene W. {Wagener} 12 Mar 1888 – 1 Feb 1959 {Widow of Walter Tully Graham}

Graham Family Marker

Graham, Sarah B. 31 Aug 1916 – 17 Feb 1997 {D/o Walter Tulley Graham & Irene Wagener}

View almost from the other side of the cemetery

Craft, H. C. 16 Jul 1860 – 16 Dec 1939 & Craft, Mollie Atkins – 3 Aug 1874 – 19 Nov 1911 [2nd wife of Henry Clay Craft]

Taken from Obits:

Craft, Henry Clay

Henry Clay Craft, 80, a native and long time resident of New Castle died in Vinton last Saturday. Mr. Craft was for a number of year’s sergeant of Vinton. He was married four times and is survived by several children by his first and second wives. His last wife survives. and one sister, Mrs. Tom {Virginia} Helms of Craigsville, Va. Mrs. Lewis Osborne Crawford of town is a daughter of the deceased. Following funeral services last Sunday at the Christian Church here the body was laid to rest in West View Cemetery. Deceased was a son of the late Benjamin Richard Craft, Jr. [December 16, 1939]

Another view of Henry & Mollie Atkins graves

Apparently child’s grave along with the grave of Kenneth Wayne Doss

Doss, Kenneth Wayne 5 May 1934 – 27 Mar 1935

Taken from obits:

Doss, Kenneth Wayne

Kenneth Wayne Doss, ten-month-old son of W. C. Doss of Roanoke, died March 27th 1935; burial was in West View Cemetery – Family Plot. Mrs. Doss is the youngest daughter of Henry Clay Craft of Vinton, erst of Craig. Survivors: Parents and two sisters; Betty & Jeannine.

Craft, George Washington Plot

Craft, Howard A. 1 Jan 1901 – 22 Aug 1944 & Craft, Goldia G. – 17 Oct 1902 – 6 Feb 1977 [Goldie Gertrude Caldwell]

Craft, Idona B. 1870 – 1948 – (half of a double stone)

Craft, George W. 1864 – 1931 (other half of a double stone) [George Washington Craft & Idona Bradley]

Taken from obits:

Craft, George W.

George W. Craft died at his home in New Castle on October 2, 1931 after a long illness. Funeral services were held in the Christian Church last Sunday afternoon conducted by A.M. Fox and burial was made in West View Cemetery. Deceased is survived by his wife, five daughters and one son. he was a lifelong resident of New Castle and had since young manhood had been a barber of the town. [Nellie, Ada, Myra Lee, Gladys, Lila and Howard Craft]

Child’s grave hard to read

Surber, Thomas O. 22nd Virginia Co H – CSA [Surber, Thomas Oliver – 2 May 1846 – 12 Sep 1934]

Taken from obits:

Surber, Thomas O.

Thomas Oliver Surber, 88, believed to have been the last of the Kanawha riflemen who were organized on the present West Virginia border during the Civil War for service with the Confederate forces, died September 12 at New Castle, Va., where he made his home with a granddaughter, Miss Adena Abbott. Mr. Surber was born May 2, 1846. He was a member of the 22nd Virginia infantry. Four children survive Mr. Surber, one of whom is Edward M. Surber, Charleston attorney, who was at his father’s bedside at the time of his death. Daughters and another son who survive are Mrs. W. H. Ballard of Huntington; Mrs. Abner E. Grow of Clifton Forge, Va.; and C. Walter Surber of New Castle. Va. Several grandchildren survive. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at New Castle. Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Main Street by Rev. Frank F. Neel of the M. E. Church, South assisted by the Baptist minister, Rev. E. C. Davis of Eagle Rock. The active pallbearers were Clarence Moomaw, of Roanoke; Harvey Crowder, Charleston, W.Va. James Ed. Lemon, Oriskany, C.I. Lee, B. W. Carper and O. W. Eans of town. [1934]

Surber, Ellen Windell 18 Aug 1849 – 13 Apr 1910 [W/o Thomas Oliver Surber]

Ballard, Mary Patterson 1903 – 1971

Ballard, Traynham R. 1914 – 1980 – (funeral home marker) [Ballard, Traynham Ratcliff – 7 Jan 1914 – 13 Jun 1980]

Ballard, Traynham Ratcliff 7 Jan 1914 – 13 Jun 1980 – (Military Marker) Pfc. U. S. Army – World War II

Ferrel, J. Jonce 11 Oct 1883 – 28 Jan 1909 [hard to read unless up close]

Ferrel, J. Jonce 11 Oct 1883 – 28 Jan 1909 – close up

Simpson, Mary Louise 17 Jun 1902 – 15 Jan 1999 [D/o Edward Luther Simpson & Annie Thomas Drury]

Simpson, Caroline Boyd 5 Oct 1895 – 9 Apr 1929

Taken from Obits:

Simpson, Caroline Boyd

Caroline Boyd Simpson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Simpson died at her home here on Tuesday morning, April 9, 1929. For a number of years Carrie had been an invalid - the object and recipient of the constant love and affection of the family who sought at all times to add pleasure and comfort to her life and to relieve her suffering. Her patience in her long illness and her hopefulness in affliction was an inspiring example to those more fortunate. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Thursday by Rev. W. P. Saunders of the Methodist Church, and interment was made in West View Cemetery.

Simpson, Harriet Lou 4 Jun 1891 – 4 Jun 1969 [D/o Edward Luther Simpson & Annie Thomas Drury]

Simpson, Blanche Amanda 25 Sep 1892 – 3 Oct 1974 [D/o Edward Luther Simpson & Annie Thomas Drury]

Simpson, Cecile Kathryn 6 Jun 1899 – 28 Jan 1996 [D/o Edward Luther Simpson & Annie Thomas Drury]

Simpson, Edward Luther 2 Jun 1857 – 18 Feb 1933 [H/o Annie Thomas Drury]

Simpson Family Marker

Simpson, Annie Thomas 24 Feb 1871 – 3 May 1934

Taken from obits:
Simpson, Mrs. Annie Thomas {Drewry}

On Thursday May 3rd, 1934, relatives and friends of Mrs. Annie Thomas Simpson were shocked by the news of her death. The deceased was the widow of E. L. Simpson and daughter of the Rev. L. C. C. Drewry who died when she was a child. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Joanna Drewry and six brothers and two sisters, and the following children; Harriet Blanche, Cecil and Mary of Roanoke, Homer, of Glade, W.Va., and Robert Evelyn and Emily of New Castle. Mrs. Simpson was born in Craig County, but after her marriage lived in Botetourt until 1823 when she moved to New Castle. She was a life long member of the Methodist Church, active in all it’s organizations, and loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly mourned by the whole community. Funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Frank F. Neel, Pastor of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. John E. Grasty of the Christian Church. A duet by Mr. J.D. Richardson of Clifton Forge and Miss Sarah Evans of Roanoke and a solo by Mr. Richardson were a part of the service at the home. Burial was made in West View Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: W. M. Montgomery, Dr. W.F. Mitchell, O. C. Lee, O. O. Lugar, Dr. L. L. Givens and Claude Simpson.

Simpson, Emily Edward 1 Sep 1909 – 28 Feb 1992 [D/o Edward Luther Simpson & Annie Thomas Drury]

Simpson, Evelyn Cole 1 Sep 1909 – 18 Apr 1966 [D/o Edward Luther Simpson & Annie Thomas Drury]

Stryker, Dr. Robert Pollard 29 Apr 1889 – 13 Jun 1927

Taken from obits:

Stryker, Dr. Robert Pollard

A death that caused sorrow in almost every home in Craig county occurred on last Mon day at 1 p.m. when Dr. Robert Pollard Stryker succumbed after a brief illness to pneumonia. Over work and a rundown system made him an easy victim of the disease that ended his career. He became ill on Thursday night the 9th and grew steadily worse until the end. Dr. Stryker was 38 years old last April and had been a resident of New Castle for the past ten years. He had built up an extensive practice. He was known in every section of the county and in every section his big-hearted sympathetic nature had been displayed in acts of kindness. Deceased was a native of James City County, Virginia. Besides his wife, who is a daughter of Capt. Greever of Clifton Forge, and four children; his mother, Mrs. Alice P. Stryker, of Williams burg, Va. and two brothers, Dr. H. M. of Williamsburg, and T. H. Stryker of Birmingham, Ala. survive. The fourth child, a daughter, was born in a Roanoke hospital a few hours before the funeral of the father. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church on Wednesday by Rev. J.P. Atkins, and attended by, what is claimed by many, the largest crowd ever to gather here on a like occasion. The churchyard and street in front of the building was packed by those who called him friend. The Masonic Fraternity, of which the deceased was a member, had charge of the burial service. Relatives attending the funeral on Wednesday, were, beside the mother and first named brother above, Mr. and Mrs. McKey, of Peru, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. John Greever, of Gladstone, Va. Capt. J. J. and Miss Ellen Greever, Mr. and Mrs. Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. John McConnahay of Clifton Forge. [1927 - Hand written on bottom and side of page: Burial West View Cemetery, New Castle, VA. Mrs. Lillian G. Stryker, widow of Dr. Robert Stryker, died on October 9, 1961 in Richmond, Virginia buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.]

Newton, Margaret Caldwell 22 Feb 1897 – 13 Nov 1987 [W/o Robert Murphy Newton – d/o Hezekiah C. Caldwell & Mary Minnie Carper]

Reynolds, Myrtle Caldwell 1872 – 1922

Taken from obits:

Reynolds, Myrtle Ellen {Caldwell}

Mrs. Myrtle Ellen Reynolds, wife of Charles P. Reynolds, died on Saturday morning, Feb’y 25th 1922 in Winston Salem, N.C. aged 48 years. Mrs. Reynolds had been in declining health for some time and on Sunday before her death entered a hospital in Winston - Salem and was operated on last Monday. For a day or two after the operation she seemed to improve but grew suddenly worse on Friday when all hope was given up. Mrs. Reynolds before her marriage, October 24th, 1900, was a Miss Myrtle Caldwell, daughter of Jno A. Caldwell deceased, and a native of this place, where the news of her death was received with genuine sorrow. The remains arrived here on Monday night and funeral services were conducted in the M. E. Church, South, of which the deceased was a member, on Tuesday at 11 a.m. by the pastor, Rev. J. L. Early Interment was made in the family burial plot in West View Cemetery. The pall-bearers were J.P. Jones, L. M. Caldwell, H. L. Givens, R. W. Goode, M. E. Eakin and O. L. Lugar. The beautiful floral tributes attesting the esteem, in which this good woman was held, were borne by Mesdames C.I. Lee, W. T. Graham, W. P. Tatum, M. E. Eakin, J.P. Jones and Miss Lake Martin. The deceased is survived by her husband, two brothers, Jno C. of New Castle and N. E. Caldwell of Charleston, W.Va., and one sister, Mrs. C. Q. Blaylock, of Winston - Salem, N.C. Those of her relatives and friends from a distance attending her funeral were Mrs. Minnie Caldwell, of Clifton Forge, Mrs. C. E. Smith, of Buchanan, Va. Mr. Percy Blaylock, of Winston - Salem, N.C., Mrs. Geo. Farmer of Covington, Va. Mr. N. E. Caldwell of Charleston, W.Va. and Mr. A. E. Meredith of Maywood, Va.

Caldwell, Elisha Herbert died 26 Dec 1876 – age 35 years, 2 months {Stone is hard to read so age may be wrong}

Caldwell, Elisha Herbert another view – still hard to read

Caldwell, John A. died {22 Mar 1832} died 29 May 1909 Aged 77 years 2 months and 7 days – husband of Margaret L. Wagener 28th Virginia Infantry – Co C – (10 May 1861); New Castle; distiller; Pvt.; discharged on 6 Oct 1861 with disability – Iron Cross

Caldwell, Margaret L. Wagener (8 Oct 1841) – died 29 Dec 1876 Aged 35 years 2 months and 21 days – w/o John A. Caldwell

Caldwell, Infant died 10 Apr 1876 – Infant of J. A. & M. L. Caldwell

Caldwell, John Clifton 1874 – 1966 & Caldwell, Glenn Hale – 1885 - 1970

Caldwell, Frederick N. 1901 – 1956 & Caldwell, Betty C. (Carter) – 1903 – 1958

Caldwell, Minnie C. 1876 – 1953 & (Mary Minnie Carper) Caldwell, Hezekiah C. – 1866 – 1918

Taken from obits:

Caldwell, H. C.

After years of suffering, death came to the relief of H. C. Caldwell on Monday, afternoon, July 1st, 1918 about six o’clock. Several years ago, Mr. Caldwell’s health began to fail. He consulted a specialist and skilled Physician in an effort to recover but was only able to gain slight relief and to stay temporarily the inevitable. For the past year he had been unable to walk, but even this did not cause him to relinquish hope in his final recovery, and from his room he directed business and carried out his plans with marked success. On being informed that the end was near he expressed surprise but bravely faced the condition with the remark “ I want to meet God with a smile”. A brief portion of life’s ebb tide was given to business details looking to the comfort of loved ones; he was so good to leave to them a short unconsciousness and the final dissolution. Mr. Caldwell was born on February 2nd, 1867, the son of John A. and Margaret Wagener Caldwell. He is survived by his wife who was before her marriage, on April 8th, 1896, Miss Minnie Carper, faithful and devoted; three children, Mrs. Newton, of Richmond, Fred and Louise, two brothers and two sisters, John C., of Clifton Forge, N. E. Caldwell, of Charleston, W. V., Mrs. C. P. Reynolds, of the County, and Mrs. Ches. Blaylock of Winston - Salem, N. C., All but t he last named being present at the time of his death. Funeral services were conducted at the home by his pastor, Rev. L. L. Lloyd, of the Methodist Church, South on Wednesday morning and interment was made in West View Cemetery.

Newton, Margaret Caldwell 22 Feb 1897 – 13 Nov 1987

Part of an old stone that I can’t read

Price, Virginia 1850 – 1911 Wife of N. N. Ripley

Ripley, Napoleon N. 1848 – 1910 Masonic Symbol

Ripley Family Stone

Dudding, Claude Wilson 1916 – 1986 – (Military Marker part of it is buried) Pvt. U. S. Army – World War II

Dudding, Robert Pershing 15 Oct 1918 – 20 Nov 1975 - (Military Marker) Pfc. U. S. Army – World War II

Dudding, Claude W. 1916 – 1986 – (Funeral home marker)

Dudding, Robert P. 1918 – 1975 – (Funeral home marker)

Vest, Robert Hartwell Born Jun 1924 – Died May 1925 Son of Beatrice & Clarence Vest

Taken from obits:

Vest, Robert Hartwell

Robert Hartwell Vest, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Vest, died May 10th [1925] at Jefferson hospital, aged 10 months and 17 days. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mr. R. L. Vest, grandfather of the little child, by Rev. J. A. Hopkins, and interment was made in West View Cemetery. The parents desire to thank the people of New Castle and vicinity for the sympathy and many evidences of kindness shown in the death and burial of their loved one.

Scott, Oliver Co E – 36th Virginia Infantry CSA – with Iron Cross

Unmarked grave

Lawson, Olen Greer 1916 – 1966 – “At Rest”

Lawson, Lavonia G. 1875 – 1965 A Methodist woman all her life; for forty years a preachers wife

Lawson, Wilfred 1880 – 1949 A Methodist preacher for more than fifty years

Lawson Family Marker

Wagener, William M. 1862 – 1944 & Wagener, Amanda C. (Craft) – 1864 - 1945

Zimmerman, John H. 7 Sep 1849 – 27 Jun 1934

Taken from obits:
Zimmerman, John H.

Mr. John H. Zimmerman died at his home in the east section of town on Wednesday morning about 9 o’clock, June 27th 1934. Mr. Zimmerman is a son of the late David Zimmerman and was born in 1849. Mr. Zimmerman for many years has held the office of Justice of the Peace. He was well known to every section of the county. Mr. Zimmerman lost his wife several years ago. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. W. Caldwell, and one brother, Mr. Robert Zimmerman living at New Castle. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church by Rev. Frank F. Neel on Friday after noon. Burial was made in West View Cemetery beside the grave of his wife.

Zimmerman, Mary Margaret Hartsel2 Sep 1858 – 21 Jan 1918 Wife of John H. Zimmerman

Taken from obits:

Zimmerman, Mary Margaret {Hartsel}

Mary Margaret Zimmerman, wife of J. H. Zimmerman, died on Monday afternoon, January 21st 1918 after a long illness, aged fifty - nine years, four months, and nineteen days. The immediate cause of her death was heart trouble. Although she had suffered for a number of years with internal cancer. She is survived by her husband, to whom she was married on December 3rd 1879, an aged mother, and one brother, C. F. Hartsel, of Chehalis, Washington. Rev. L. L. Lloyd, pastor of the Methodist Church of which the deceased was a member, conducted the funeral service at the home and interment was made in West View Cemetery, on Wednesday afternoon surrounded by sorrowing friends who will miss this good woman, who even in affliction had never failed to do her part by those in distress and for the cause of the Master, she so faithfully served. She was a woman of intelligence and ceaseless industry with an acute interest in everything worthwhile to her community. A life of Christian service here ended, she has answered the inevitable summons and goes to her reward.

Close up of Mary Margaret Hartsel Zimmerman’s marker

Ohmer, Frank T. 18 Mar 1874 - _______30, 1902

Full view of Frank T. Ohmer marker

Different view of cemetery

Phillips, Dabney M. 26 Mar 1828 – 7 May 1890 – has Iron Cross in front of stone Phillips, Dabney M. – Pvt. CO H – born 26 Mar 1828 Lynchburg, Va., residence Craig County Virginia enlisted 4 Jul 1862 at Charleston, Kanawha County, WV. Assigned to and joined This Company at Camp McCausland, WV. Apr 1862. Det. To Maj. Gen. Sam Jones office on Nov - Dec. 1862 roll. Discharged for pulmonary disease on Mar – Apr 1863 roll. Age 35, clerk 6’2”, fair complexion, dark hair, blue eyes, died 7 May 1890 – buried West View Cemetery, Old Route 42, New Castle, VA.

Close up of Dabney M. Phillips broken stone

Phillips, Susan L. (Paxton) 5 Feb 1834 – 1 Jun 1905 Wife of Dabney M. Phillips

Caldwell, John P. 27 Oct 1845 – 8 Aug 1930

Taken from obits:

Caldwell, John P.

John Pendleton Caldwell, one of Craig’s few remaining Confederate veterans passed away Friday, August 8th [1930] at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 11 days. Mr. Caldwell was born in Craig County the son of Andrew Caldwell and Barbara Troutt and spent his entire life in the service of his community. At the age of 16 he entered the Southern Army serving in Clark’s Battalion until the end of the war. During the reconstructive period he gave his wisdom and counsel and at one time was a political power in the county, serving in the legislature and being interested in everything, which concerned the welfare of his community. Mr. Caldwell was twice married; his first wife was Miss Virginia Huffman, from which two children survive, Mrs. T. H. Howerton, of Lynchburg and Col. B. R. Caldwell, U.S.A., Alexandria, Virginia. His second wife was Miss Mattie Kendall, of Lindside, West Virginia, who survives him. Funeral services were held from the home on Saturday, August 9th, the Rev. E. C. Davis and Rev. John E. Grasty conducting the services. In the passing of Mr. Caldwell New Castle loses one of its most beloved citizens, the memory of whom will linger for many years as a man who used his life in doing good.

Caldwell, John P. 27 Oct 1845 – 8 Aug 1930 – CSA Marker showing the Iron Cross

Caldwell, Virginia (Huffman) 7 Nov 1851 – 23 Sep 1909 Aged 57 years 10 months and 19 days Wife of John Pendleton Caldwell

Full view of Virginia (Huffman) Caldwell stone

Howerton, Roscoe H. 24 Aug 1897 – 14 Sep 1934 Veteran of the World War served in France

Taken from obits:

Howerton, Roscoe Hunter

Funeral services for Roscoe H. Howerton, whose death occurred Friday night September 14, 1934 at Oteen, N.C. were held at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Howerton in New Castle on Monday afternoon. Mr. Howerton was born August 24,1897. He graduated from Roanoke College in June 1918 and immediately after graduation enlisted in the regular army Inf. Reg. and served in France. He was disabled the latter part of September 1918 but recovered sufficiently to return to duty the later part of October of the same year, was appointed Student to Officers Training School, Toul, France. He returned to the States in March 1919. For a while after his return he held a reporting position with the Lynchburg Advance. He later received a scholarship to Columbia University, School of Journalism, 1921, but a complete breakdown of his health prevented his attendance. Mr. Howerton married on December 13, 1924, Miss Georgia Bloom of Raleigh, N.C. a trained nurse at Oteen, U.S. Veteran’s Hospital. Besides his parents he is survived by his wife and son, George, age 8 years. Visitors from a distance attending the funeral were Miss Jean Howerton, Mrs. Davis, aunts, and Mrs. Davis Smith and Abner Howerton, cousins, all of Lynchburg, and Dr. B. R. Caldwell of Alexandria and Mrs. Caldwell. Rev. Frank F. Neel assisted by Rev. John E. Grasty conducted the funeral services. Burial was made in the family plot in West View Cemetery. Pallbearers were Alfred S. Craft, Roanoke, John F. Price, R. W. Goode, William Tatum, H. B. Carper, of New Castle and Abner Howerton of Lynchburg.

Child’s grave can’t read [May be Robert Howerton – 12 Sep 1899 – 21 Jun 1900]

Howerton, Thomas H. 1870 – 1948

Large bush covering a headstone and can’t read it without help

Grave marked with a small stone with a point

Carper, Mildred M. E. 27 Dec 1841 – 31 Dec 1915

Sixeas, Thomas H. [Henning] 25 Dec 1859 – 31 Mar 1915 – “Brother” & Sixeas, Martha B. – 15 Jul 1880 – 8 Feb 1963 – “Sister” Children of Rev. Phillip Stahr Emberry Sixeas & Virginia Pinnel Henning

Eans, Virginia Spicer 24 Feb 1877 – 24 Nov 1951 & Eans, Otey William – 17 Oct 1872 – 2 Jun 1949

Sixeas, Rev. Phillip Stahr Emberry 1 Aug 1833 – 25 Dec 1904 & Sixeas, Virginia Pinnel Henning – 25 Dec 1839 0 26 Sep 1920

Taken from obits:
Mrs. Virginia P. Sixeas died at her home in the West End section of New Castle on Sunday morning, September 26th, 1920. Death was due to hardening of the arteries. Mrs. Sixeas was born in Lewisburg, West Virginia on December 25th, 1839, the daughter of Thomas W. Henning. She was the widow of Rev. P. S. E. Sixeas, a member of the Baltimore Conference M. E. Church, South, whose death occurred here on December 23rd, 1904. Five children survive, J. A. Sixeas, of Jacksonville, Florida, George Sixeas, of Covington, Virginia, Mrs. J. V. Towler, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Mrs. O. W. Eans and Miss Daisy Sixeas of town. Funeral services by Rev. James L. Early of the Methodist Church were held at the home and the remains laid to rest by the side of her husband in West View Cemetery, on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Sixeas was devoted to her home, a woman of exalted character, the best of mothers and kindest of friends. Until a few months ago when disease made its inroads, she was one of those rare characters who seem never to grow old. She held steadfastly the belief of her father’s through the sunshine and storms of her four-score years, never wavering in her faith in humanity, never doubting that God reigns, and all is well.

Sixeas, George L. – 9 Sep 1874 – 30 Dec 1932 Son of Rev. Phillip S. E. Sixeas & Virginia Henning

Taken from obits:

Sixeas, George L.

George L. Sixeas, age 59, died at his home in Covington on Tuesday morning, Dec.20th, 1932 from Heart trouble. Mr. Sixeas was a son of the late Rev. P .S. E. Sixeas and Virginia Henning Sixeas and was born at Lewisburg, W. V. For a number of years he resided at New Castle and was engaged in the produce business. He made many friends while here who regrets to hear of his death. Besides his wife and one son and one daughter he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. J. A. Towler of Fayetteville, N.C., Mrs. O. W. Eans, of New Castle and Miss Daisy Sixeas of Covington. Funeral services were held at the Eans home in New Castle on Thursday afternoon and burial was made in the family plot in West View Cemetery. Rev. Thomas Morgan of the Southern Methodist Church conducted the services. Active pallbearers were Walter Surber, Thos. Foster, Prof. J. W. McCleary, R. W. Goode, C.D. Elmore and KR. Webb.

Close up of Marker for Rev. Phillip Sixeas and wife

Webb Family Plot

Webb, Albert W. 1860 – 1922 & Webb, Fannie A. – 1865 – 1928 – His wife

Taken from obits:

Webb, Mrs. Fannie

Mrs. Fannie A. Webb, died at her home in New Castle on Sunday, July 29th 1928, at 1:05 p.m. Death was due to hardening of the arteries. Mrs. Webb had been in declining health for several years, and when she became suddenly worse a week before her death, anxious friends feared for the worse. Mrs. Webb was a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary C. Britts and was 63 years of age July 7th. She was married to Albert W. Webb on May 11, 1889. Mr. Webb’s death occurred on April 9, 1922. Three sons and one daughter survive: Dr. H. H. Webb, of Dubuque, Iowa, K. R. Webb of near New Castle, H. L. Webb, of Emporia, Va. and Mrs. Roland Gminder, of Baltimore. Mrs. Webb until a few years ago when her ill health overtook her was deeply interested in and had a part in all the activities that make up the life of a community such as ours. She was a model mother, a kind and obliging neighbor, a true and loyal Christian woman. The community is poorer in her taking off. The body will be buried in West View Cemetery on Monday afternoon by the side of her husband, after funeral services in the Christian Church by Rev. Francis Hume Scott of the First Christian Church of Roanoke. Pallbearers were six nephews of this community and Roanoke.

Jones Family Marker

Jones, James Paris 18 Aug 1884 – 24 Aug 1929

Taken from obits:

Jones, James Paris

James Paris Jones, for eighteen years Commonwealth’s attorney of Craig County, ended his life on Saturday, August 24th [1929] just a few minutes past the noon hour. He had spent some time in the Farmers and Merchants Bank and had left there a few minutes before his death and entered his office. A little later he crossed the street to the clothing store of his brother - in- law, Pryor Tatum, and going to the office in the back of the store opened a drawer in the desk and secured the revolver with which he took his life. Mr. Tatum was out at the time and the alarm was given by Mr. Clifton Elmore, a young clerk who was in the building when Mr. Jones entered and asked the privilege of using the desk. He left a message in his office for his wife concerning business matters, which was not made public. Poor health for the past year and a nervous collapse a few months ago from which he was unable to recover was given as the cause. Mr. Jones was prominent in the affairs of his native town and county, and a lawyer of exceptional ability. He received his A.M. degree at Roanoke College and his B. L. degree at the University of Virginia. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South, a Past Master of the local Masonic Lodge, Was attorney for and a director in the Farmers & Merchants Bank of Craig County and for a number of years was a Trustee of Radford State Normal School. Deceased was the only son of the late Judge P. V. and Elizabeth Jones and was born August 18, 1884. He is survived by his wife, Helen H. Jones, a son Richard Wesley Jones and a daughter Anna Elizabeth Jones, and one sister, Mrs. Pryor Tatum, and a number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon by Rev. W. B. Saunders assisted by Rev. J.P. Atkins of Fincastle, a former pastor. Burial was made in West View Cemetery. Active pallbearers: G. W. Layman, Grover T. Huffman, Warner O. Caldwell, C. W. Surber, R. W. Goode, F. H. Dame. Honorary pallbearers: John B. Laing, Judge George K. Anderson, Richard C. Stokes, J.C. Martin, Martin P. Farrier, N.E. Spessard, M. R. Morgan, R. L. Vest, T. Y. Conway, J. H. Baker, John C. Caldwell, Blair Martin, O. W. Eans, W. O. Martin, H. B. Carper, L. M. Caldwell, E. L. Simpson, John P. Caldwell, J. W. Smiley, Chas. P. Ferrell, O. O. Lugar, Frank R. Caldwell, J. Watson Hypes, M. L. Givens, W. M. Wagner, W. B. Kay, R. L. Sizer, Clay D. Huffman, W. C. Snodgrass, Dr. W.F. Mitchell, Dr. J. M. Burbank, Dr. L. L. Givens, C. B. Givens, R. A. Caldwell, H. E. Ohmer, F. H. Huffman.

Jones, Helen H. 8 Apr 1892 – 12 Feb 1992 – wife of James Paris Jones {Helen Humphriss Yoder}

Reynolds, Frank E. 1870 – 1929 & Reynolds, Ella M. Carper – 1878 – 1923

Taken from obits:

Reynolds, Frank E.

Frank E. Reynolds, Aged 60, a native of Craig and son of the late John Reynolds died in a Roanoke hospital on Thursday, August 22, 1929. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Reynolds was for many years engaged in the lumber business in this county. He was twice married, his first wife who died about seven years ago, was a daughter of the late Oscar Carper. He is survived by a son and two daughters by his first marriage, his second wife and an infant son by his last union. Funeral services were held at the ME Church, Friday at 2 p.m. and burial was made in West View Cemetery.

Price, Jr., Wm. Clarence (Red) Nov 1934 – 14 Jan 1939 Son of William Clarence Price & Martha Pauline Craft

Unmarked grave

Bryant, Julian 1866 – 1932

Taken from obits:

Bryant, Julian

Attorney Julian Bryant ends life The body of Julian Bryant was buried in West View Cemetery, New Castle, Sunday afternoon, October 2nd 1932, following his death by a self inflicted pistol wound at his home in Covington the previous day. Coroner Anderson of Alleghany County made an investigation and decided that an inquest was unnecessary, that official being of the opinion that Mr. Bryant’s death was a clear case of suicide. Before taking his life, the deceased wrote a letter in which he stated that he desired to avoid becoming a burden on his family and friends as the result of an aliment of an incurable nature, said to be cancer of the throat, and in the letter requested the he be buried at New Castle. He took his life in his home while alone. The first of this year Mr. Bryant concluded a four-year term as Commonwealth’s attorney in Allegheny County. Last November he sought reelection but met defeat in a four-cornered contest, which result he gracefully accepted, and resumed the general practice of his profession. Before locating in Covington several years ago, the deceased resided in New Castle and served Craig County one term as Commonwealth’s attorney. He made his home in the latter county for some time before moving to New Castle. When a young man and residing in Henrico County he was elected to the House of Delegates and later elevated to a seat in the State Senate and gave a good account of himself as a lawmaker. He was conscientious, and always stood up for those principles, which he believed to be right. He was 66 years old and throughout his career had been unusually active. Those who were among the intimate friends of Mr. Bryant were shocked beyond words when told of his death and the manner in which he terminated his earthly existence. The deceased is survived by his wife and daughter and one brother, Chas. K. Bryant, and one sister, Mrs. Herbert McMinn, who resides in Richmond and where his daughter holds a position. The pallbearers were the entire membership of the Covington Bar.

Tatum Family Marker

Tatum, Gertrude Jones 16 Oct 1879 – 2 Feb 1969

Tatum, William Pryor 12 Mar 1868 – 16 May 1933

Taken from obits:

Tatum, William P.

New Castle, May 16 [1933] (Special) - William Pryor Tatum, 65, long prominent Craig county Democratic party activities and chairman of the county committee for many years, died at his home this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. He had been engaged in the mercantile business here for twenty years. He was a native of Franklin County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude (Jones) Tatum and two sons, William P. Tatum, Jr., and Paris J. Tatum, of New Castle, a brother, Dr. B. H. Tatum, lives in Clifton Forge, and another brother in Roanoke. A sister, Mrs. Ferguson, lives at Boones Mill. Funeral services will be held at 12 o’clock conducted by the Rev. Thomas Morgan, pastor of the New Castle Methodist Church. Burial will be in New Castle. Active Pall - bearers were Dr. W. F. Mitchell, Geo. W. Layman, Ballard W. Carper, Grover T. Huffman, B. B. Atkins, R .B. Jarrett. {Mrs. Pryor Tatum, age 89 years died on February 2, 1969}

Sublett Family Stone

Sublett, Bessie Ellen {Smith} 18 Nov 1895 – 29 Jun 1978 [Second wife of Kyle Gibson Sublett]

Sublett, Kyle Gibson 3 Jul 1873 – 7 Oct 1948

Booth, Lansdail 3 Sep 1907 – 27 Dec 1971 Wife of O. H. [Oather Hampton] Sublett

Sublett, Oather Hampton 21 Jun 1899 – 11 Jan 1987

Hill, Clifton C. 20 Dec 1812 – can’t read death - CSA & Iron Cross

West Footstone for C. C. H.

possible footstone

possible footstone

possible unmarked grave

Caldwell, Newton A. 8 Apr 1849 – 22 Dec 1915 Married on 21 Apr 1878 to Mary Evelyn Caldwell

Caldwell, Newton A. Tall stone

Caldwell, Mary E. 23 Mar 1859 – 8 Aug 1921 – wife of N. A. Caldwell

Caldwell, Lois 18 Jul 1898 – 19 Jul 1946 & Caldwell, Ruth – 14 Jul 1894 – 1 Nov 1976 Daughters of Newton A. & Mary Evelyn (Caldwell) Caldwell

Hatch, Jensie Died 7 Jan 1958 – “Faithful unto death”

Caldwell, Cyrus 1888 – 1941 [Married on 14 Aug 1911 to Bessie Viola Matthews]

Caldwell, Bessie M. 1888 – 1989 [Bessie Viola Matthews]

Hayslett, Robin Rhea 14 Jan 1933 – 15 Sep 2000 & Hayslett, Gerda Lotte – 8 May 1936 – 1 Sep 1995

Hayslett, Robin Rhea 14 Jan 1933 – 15 Sep 2000 – [half of a double stone]

Hayslett, Gerda Lotte 8 May 1936 – 1 Sep 1995 – [half of a double stone]

Hayslett, Charles Rodney 23 Apr 1935 – 23 Apr 1935 [part of a triple stone]

Caldwell, Madison Field 3 Apr 1937 – 1 May 1937 – [part of a triple stone] Caldwell, Infant son of Cyrus Caldwell & Bessie Caldwell – 21 Aug 1922

Lowman, Virginia Graham Eans 25 Jun 1906 – 27 Apr 1994

Lowman, Henry Lee 6 Mar 1904 – 28 Dec 1970

Lee, Ada B. 23 Jun 1870 – 9 Jun 1940

Lowman Family Stone

View of Lowman Family Stone (bench)

Ring, Sr., James Russell 17 Sep 1943 – 26 Sep 2000

Ring, Sr., James R. 1943 – 2000 – (Paitsel Funeral Home Marker)

West1273 – Ring, Alice L. {Louise Hancock} – 14 Apr 1921 – 13 Jun 2004 Wife of Henry H. Ring

Ring, Henry Harrison 22 Nov 1915 – 15 Jan 1991 Husband of Alice Louise Hancock

Ring, Nannie Martin 5 Nov 1883 – 18 Apr 1966

Ring, James Monroe 26 Feb 1880 – 20 Mar 1947 Husband of Nannie Laura Martin

Smith, Verlie F. 1906 – 2002 – (Paitsel Funeral Home Marker)

Obit taken from the Roanoke Times

SMITH, Verlie Blanch Saunders Fisher, 95 of New Castle, passed away Wednesday June 19, 2002. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Maggie Saunders; husbands, Jesse G. Fisher and Lawrence M. Smith; sons, Carl Wayne Fisher, David Lee Fisher; grandsons, Frank Wayne Gallimore, Glenn Mac Douglas; great-grandson, BJ Sarver. Survived by children, Pearlie Fisher, Alice Elmore, Nellie Gallimore, Paris Fisher, Curtis Fisher, Betty Dudding, Donnie Fisher, Violet McGuire; five generations of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Lisa Diane Smith ; sisters-in-law, Bessie Saunders, Myrtle Saunders. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2002, at West View Cemetery, New Castle. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle.

Fisher, Pearlie P. 1925 – 2005 – (Paitsel Funeral Home Marker)

Obit taken from the Roanoke Times

Pearlie Payne Fisher, 80, of New Castle, Va., died at her home on Tuesday, November 29, 2005. Pearlie was preceded in death by her husbands, John Mack Douglas and Arthur Franklin Caldwell; son, Glen Mack Douglas; parents, Jesse Gilbert Fisher and Verlie Saunders Fisher Smith; brothers, Paris G. Fisher , Carl Wayne Fisher and David Lee Fisher; sisters, Laura Fisher Rivers and Alice Elmore. She is survived by daughter, Bonnie Sue Caldwell Cales and son-in-law, Dwayne Cales of Roanoke, Va.; daughter, Pearl Anne Caldwell Frymier of New Castle; son, Robert Lee Douglas of Waynesboro, Va.; a very special grandson, Markus Andrew Arthur Reed; nine other grandchildren, Bernie Wayne Looney, Jr., Tony Douglas, Melissa Douglas, Brad Weaver, Priscilla McKinney, Jessica L. Tolar, Ada Cales, Emily Cales, and Dwayne Cales II; eight great-grandchildren, Selena, Hannah, Austin, Dallas Clayton, Tyler, Devon, Alyasse, and Kaitlyn. Pearlie is also survived by brothers, Curtis and Donnie (Porky) Fisher of New Castle; sisters, Nellie Gallimore and Betty Dudding of New Castle, and Violet McGuire of Salem, Va.; one aunt, Bessie Saunders of New Castle; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Memorial Services will be held 7 p .m. Thursday, December 1, 2005, at Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle with the Rev. Jay Law officiating. Family will receive friends at 6 p .m. and following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paitsel Funeral Home, P .O. Box 326, New Castle, Va. 24127 to help defray funeral expenses. Paitsel Funeral Home

Fisher, Jessie G. 1901 – 1965 – (Boitnott Funeral Home Marker)

Fisher, Paris G. 1933 – 2002 – (Paitsel Funeral Home Marker)

Gallimore, Frank Wayne 28 Aug 1950 – 4 Aug 1950

Saunders, Charles P. 11 Oct 1873 – 3 Jun 1936

Fisher, Carl W. 23 Mar 1936 – 10 May 1941

O’Bryan, Virginia Alice 1874 – 1938 Wife of L.L. Bussey

Obit taken from obits:

Bussey, Virginia Alice

Mrs. Virginia Alice Bussey, daughter of the late I.E. O’Brien and a native of New Castle, died at her home at Sharon Lodge near Clifton Forge. Thursday morning, June 9th [1938]. Mrs. Bussey had been in declining health for several years. For the past twenty years she had been an employee of the Government Printing Office at Washington, but retired about a year ago on account of her health. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church, New Castle at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11th, conducted by the pastor, Rev. O. L. Gochenour. Deceased is survived by one brother, Edward O’Brien of Pembroke and two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Abbott and Mrs. C. E. Smith of Sharon Lodge. Mr. J.C. Caldwell, of town in as cousin of the deceased.

Abbott, Arden Claude 20 Feb 1902 – 9 Aug 1965

Abbott, Margaret E. 29 Apr 1876 – 14 Mar 1961 {Margaret E. O’Bryan – wife of John D. Parsons & Walter Jackson Abbott}

Hamilton, Maude F. Pinson 5 May 1892 – 22 Jul 1983 Wife of J. H. Hamilton – {John William Hamilton}

Hamilton, John William 3 Mar 1887 – 12 Sep 1927 Son of A. P. & M. E. Hamilton

Taken from obits:

Hamilton, John William

Mr. John William Hamilton died at Catawba Sanitarium from tuberculosis, aged 41 years. Deceased was the son of the late A. P. Hamilton, and grew to manhood in this community. He is survived by his wife and two children and a sister - Mrs. Ross Ballard, of Monroe Co, West VA. The Baker family of Paint Bank who attended the funeral on last Tuesday are relatives of the deceased. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church by Rev. J. P. Atkins, and burial was made in West View Cemetery in the Hamilton plot.

Hamilton, Mary E. Campbell 14 Jul 1860 – 14 Jul 1892 Wife of A. P. Hamilton

Hamilton, Arthur Pettus “Pet” 13 Oct 1847 – 13 Aug 1925

Taken from obits:

Hamilton, A. P.

The death of A. P. Hamilton occurred at a hospital in Bluefield and the body buried here on last Saturday afternoon. Services were held in the Methodist Church, Rev. J. P. Atkins conducting the funeral, which was attended by the friends of the deceased in the community where he spent the past thirty-five years. Two children, John Hamilton of Bluefield, and Mrs. Ballard, of Monroe County, survive also two aged sisters. Relatives from Paint Bank were also in attendance at the funeral. The body was buried in West View Cemetery beside that of his wife who died many years ago. [August 15th, 1925]

Lavender Plot

Footstone just lying in the Lavender plot

Lavender, Infant 10 Jun 1901 – 26 Jun 1901 Infant son of Paris Monroe Lavender & Maggie Troutt

Lavender, Infant 3 Dec 1911 – 6 Dec 1911 Infant daughter of Paris Monroe Lavender & Maggie Troutt

Lavender, Henry 25 Nov 1899 – 18 Jul 1900 – Son of Paris Monroe Lavender & Maggie Troutt

Lavender, Maggie Bell [Troutt] 15 Nov 1868 – 3 Oct 1933 Wife of Paris Monroe Lavender

Taken from obits:

Lavender, Mrs. Maggie Troutt

The body of Mrs. Paris Monroe Lavender arrived Thursday evening for burial in the West View Cemetery, her death having occurred suddenly at her home at Milford, Michigan where she has lived with a son for the past several years. Mrs. Lavender was in her 64th year. She was the daughter of the late John W. Troutt and was a native of the Sinking Creek section of Craig. Funeral services will be held today (Friday) at the M. E. Church, South at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Thomas Morgan. Mrs. Lavender is survived by her husband and five sons. A sister Mrs. Lugar also survives. An only daughter died a few years ago. [October 2, 1933]

Martin, Dorothy S. [Smith] 15 Sep 1916 – 19 Dec 1972 Wife of Oscar M. Martin, Jr.

Martin, Jr., Oscar M. 7 Jun 1912 – 3 Jan 1966

Martin, Jr., Oscar Miller 7 Jun 1912 – 3 Jan 1966 – (Military Marker) Virginia – Sgt. Army Air Forces – World War II

Martin, Mary Kate 1908 – 1941 Daughter of Oscar Miller Martin & Emma Harriet Craft

Martin, Emma Harriet {Craft} 16 Jan 1879 – 17 Jan 1939 Wife of Oscar M. Martin “A tender mother and a faithful friend”

Miller, Oscar M. 3 Dec 1877 – 27 Jun 1912

Full view of Oscar Miller Martin Stone

Marshall, James W. 1844 0 1911 Confederate Soldier – Lawyer and Legislator “I have made more people laugh then cry” Erected by his friends

Smith, Douglas W. 1955 – 1959 – “Son”

Smith, Olive [Alberta] Adams 25 May 1905 – 12 Jan 1982 Wife of George Samuel Smith

Smith, George S. [Samuel] 30 Oct 1903 – 11 Nov 1967

Smith, Marie Elmore 12 Mar 1935 – 9 Feb 2005

Smith, Marie E. 1935 – 2005 – (Paitsel Funeral Home Marker)

Davis, John W. 28 Apr 1832 – 18 Jul 1904 [Wife of Sarah Elizabeth Craft]

Davis, John W. view of stone with Iron Cross – CSA Taken from the book 22nd Virginia Infantry by Terry D. Lowry Davis, John W. – Co G – entered Richmond, VA Old Soldiers Home 14 Jul 1899 At age 68 – discharged on 10 Jul 1901

Davis, Hesie F. [Hezekiah Franklin] – 11 Mar 1898 – 26 Feb 1904 Son of J. W. & Lizzie {John W. Davis & Sarah Elizabeth Craft}

Davis, Elizabeth [Sarah Elizabeth Craft] – 24 May 1851 – 31 Aug 1923 [Daughter of Benjamin Richard Craft, Jr. & Martha Crowder]

Davis, Harry 31 Jul 1905 – 23 Nov 1932

Taken from obits:

Davis, Harry

Harry Davis, aged 28 years died at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Rose Paxton November 23rd [1933], Burial was made in West View Cemetery last Saturday.

Davis, Harry 31 Jul 1905 – 23 Nov 1932

Austin, Nelsie Davis 8 Oct 1893 – 5 Feb 1984 [Wife of Henry A. Austin – d/o John W. Davis & Sarah Elizabeth Craft]

Davis, Eva 15 Apr 1910 – 12 Nov 1994

Obit from the Roanoke Times

DAVIS, Eva, 84, of Shawsville, formerly of New Castle, passed away Saturday, November 12, 1994. Eva was a ``special"" lady and friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. The past few months she resided in Shawsville. Formerly she made her home at Fairview in Dublin. She was born in New Castle. By her long life, she is preceded in death by an aunt, Nelsie Davis Austin, a cousin, Elmer P. Davis. Survivors include a cousin by marriage, Frances M. Davis of Moneta. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 1994, at 2 p.m. in the John M. Oakey and Son Chapel in Salem with the Rev. L. R. Taylor Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the West View Cemetery in New Castle. The family will be at the funeral home to receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Small stone with nothing on it

Paxton, Rosa D. [Davis] 11 Feb 1878 – 9 Dec 1943 {1st wife of Ira Leonard Paxton – daughter of J. W. Davis & Elizabeth Craft}

Davis, Mattie J. 15 May 1882 – 19 Feb 1934 [D/o John W. Davis & Sarah Elizabeth Craft]

View of Davis Plot

Taylor, Eldee T. (Thomas) 28 Mar 1909 – 15 Apr 1975 [Only son of Walter Thomas Taylor & Dovie Anna Campbell – husband of Bessie Trenor]

Taylor, Doris C. 15 Mar 1890 – 30 Jul 1950 {Wrong name put on marker by person who made it, should have been Dovie} [W/o Walter Thomas Taylor – d/o Alfred Lewis Campbell & Diannah Lucy Britt]

Taylor, Walter T. {Thomas} 19 Apr 1882 – 20 May 1910 [S/o William Thomas Taylor & Sarah Catherine Smith – h/o Dovie Anna Campbell]

Obit taken from papers of Eldee Thomas Taylor

Walter Taylor, a foreman at Fenwick Mines, five miles north of New Castle, was killed on last Friday by an explosion of dynamite. Mr. Taylor, we are informed, in preparing the blast had lit one set of fuse and before finishing, the explosion occurred. He is survived by a widow who was a Miss Campbell, sister of R. M. Campbell, of Barbours Creek, and by an infant, probably one year old. Thomas Taylor, father of the deceased, was originally from Giles, but for a number of years has lived in this county, residing at one time in this place. The remains of the deceased young man, followed by a large crowd from Barbours Creek, were laid to rest in West View Cemetery here on last Sunday. The family has the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. [May 20, 1910 handwritten on bottom of obit]

Taylor, Walter Thomas Full View Grave is at the top of the stairs and to the right

Hale, Z. M. 18 Oct 1847 – 12 Jan 1927 CSA & Hale, A. E. – 25 Dec 1845 – 5 Sep 1919 {Zachariah Montgomery Hale & Amanda Elizabeth Broce}

Taken from obits:

Hale, Z. M. CSA

Zachariah Montgomery Hale, died at the home of his son, L. C. Hale at Barbours Creek, on Wednesday, January 12th, 1927. Following a stroke of paralysis of the previous day. Mr. Hale was in his 80th year. He was a native of Montgomery County and for many years a teacher in the public schools of Virginia and drew a pension from the teachers fund. He was mustered into service of the Confederacy near the close of the War Between the States. He is survived by two brothers and three sisters, two sons and three daughters; Mrs. W. H. Layman of New Castle is a daughter of the deceased. Funeral services were held at Barbours Creek, by Rev. J. A. Hopkins and burial in the West View Cemetery on Tuesday.

Full view of Z. M. Hale & Wife’s marker CSA

Kyle, Capt. Wm. Henry 6 Nov 1840 – 3 Oct 1901 CSA & Co. E – 28th VA Infantry Kyle, Virginia Sophia Scott – 13 Mar 1842 – 19 Sep 1902

Kyle, Capt. Wm. Henry & Wife closer view

Taken from the book 28th VA Infantry – Frank E. Fields, Jr.

Kyle, William Henry – Co E (20 May 1861) ; Botetourt, farmer, age 20. 1st Lt.; dropped 28 Apr 1862; died New Castle, 3 Oct 1901

Price, Roy Lee 14 Dec 1925 – 7 Aug 2002

Caldwell, Russell R. 1914 – 1985 – (Military Marker) WT1 – U. S. Navy – World War II

Caldwell, Ernest Earl 10 Sep 1911 – 17 May 1945 – (Military Marker) U. S. Army – World War II

Paitsel, William M. 15 Nov 1876 – 2 Nov 1938

Doss, Sidney T. 4 Jul 1883 – 10 Aug 1956 Husband of Mary Inez Coleman [25 Oct 1885 – 13 Mar 1978]

Doss, Withrow T. 27 May 1913 – 30 Apr 1955 Son of Sidney T. & Mary I. Coleman Doss

Doss, Julian S. 30 May 1911 – 11 Jan 1951 Son of Sidney T. & Mary I. Coleman Doss

Doss, Lillian M. [McClanahan] 25 Apr 1912 – 2 Jan 1993 Wife of Julian Sidney Doss

Doss, Jr. Julian Sidney 11 Jul 1947 – 31 Mar 2005 – (Military Marker) SP4 – U. S. Army – Vietnam – Purple Heart Fondly known as Buddy – Loving Father – True Friend

Doss, Maxie Donald 1 Nov 1934 – ______

Helems, {Edmund} Hale “Minnie” 13 May 1927 – 9 Jul 1999 [one side of a double marker] Married 20 Apr 1946 Helems, Jean B. {Brizendine} 22 Sep 1927 – _____ (other half of double stone)

Brizendine, Oney Raymond 3 Sep 1898 – 16 Aug 1979 {Husband of Elizabeth “Lizzie” Lou (Brizendine) 20 Feb 1899 – 3 Feb 1972}

Brizendine, Claude Jackson 23 May 1921 – 23 Oct 1950 Son of Oney & Lizzie Brizendine

Rogers, Kathleen Doss 20 Aug 1907 – 24 Dec 1979

Looney, Earl Edward 12 Oct 1905 – 4 Aug 1956 1st husband of Kathleen Doss Rogers

Rogers, Kathleen Doss 1907 – 1979 – (Funeral Home Marker)

Caldwell, Eugene C. 1914 – 1972 & Caldwell, Virginia B. {Baker} – 1912 – 1984

Britts, Danny S. 30 Sep 1940 – 4 Jul 2000 – (Military Marker) Pvt. U. S. Army

Gordon, Florence H. {Huffman} Britts 15 Jul 1914 – 21 Jun 2005 [Wife of Ernest C. Britts & A. R. Gordon}

Danny Britts

Florence Britts Gordon

Ethel Underwood

Ernest C. Britts

Elmore, Russell G., Jr.

Greenway, Fulton & Haselteen J.

Greenway, Eugene

Kendell, William R.

Kendell, Harry

Kendell, Floyd W. & Alice L.

Paxton, Rosa D.

Smith, Marie E.

Marshall, James W.