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Samuel Rakes Cemetery
Samuel P. Rakes Cemetery

View approaching cemetery from the road, in field with cattle fenced out of cemetery

Andrew J. Bryant Aug 31, 1833 - 1866

Frank Morrell Underwood Mar 6, 1925 - Jan 10,1987 PVT US Army World War II

Carl Jake Boyd 1921-1987 funeral home marker

Smarlie Boyd June 14, 1922 - Dec 2, 1930

Selma Duncan Aug 27, 1910 - Apr 4, 1930

Buel Boyd May 29, 1924 - Oct 2, 1920

Boyd, Frances Evelyn Feb. 15, 1927 March 2, 1927 d/o General Washington Boyd and Eula Mae Radford Boyd (moved to Jacksonville in 1971) James E. “Ebb” Duncan 1912 - 1980 Lera A Duncan 1913 - 1982 wife of Ebb Duncan

Taft Underwood 1908 - 1991 funeral home marker


Roanoke Times, The (VA) - Tuesday, January 22, 1991


Taft Underwood , age 82, of Roanoke, died Sunday in a local hospital. He was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by a son, Harry Underwood. Surviving are four sons, William Underwood, David Underwood, Charlie Underwood and Jerry Underwood; one daughter, Caroline Wells; eight grandchildren; one brother, Glenn Underwood; three sisters, Ethel Radford, Lydia Meador, and Florence Boggs, all of Roanoke. Funeral services will be held at Oakey's South Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Roger C. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Rakes Cemetery, Floyd County. Friends may call at Oakey's South Chapel.

Edition: METRO


Page: B2

Record Number: 9101210012

Copyright (c) 1991 The Roanoke Times

Military footstone for Taft Underwood

unidentified stone markers only

unidentified stone markers only

unidentified field stones only (3)

Jefferson Turner May 22, 1829 - May 2, 1862

Susan S. Lemon Nov. 4, 1831 - May 9, 1915 (Full name Susan C. Shortt Turner Lemon. grandmother of Hugh N. Rakes)

Sarah Rebecca Turner Oct. 30, 1860 - Nov. 30, 1861

William Richard Turner Jan. 10, 1854 - July 19, 1855

unidentified field stones only

Samuel P. Rakes Aug. 17, 1864 - Oct. 2, 1903

Some dates taken from book Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County; by Donna J. Robertson, 1993. Older Stones are fading, and hard or impossible to read.

Cemetery is located on State Road 860, on the left, just past where 635 turns off to the right. Photographs 2008 by Margie Belcher