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 Briery Branch Church of the Brethren Cemetery - Page 1


Briery Branch Church of the Brethren


Briery Branch Church Cemetery

Location

Briery Branch, Rockingham County, Virginia. Take Route 42 South (John Wayland Highway) and in Dayton turn right onto Route 257 (Ottobine Road) which changes name at the Ottobine crossroads (turn south) to Briery Branch Road. Drive 8.8 miles and church/cemetery is on the right side of the road, at the junction of Route 257 and 731 (Daniel Cupp Road).
 

Notes

The cemetery was recorded starting with the first row to the east and last row to the west. Rows were recorded from left to right (south to north). In 1967 J. Robert Swank noted "Indications are that there are more graves without named markers than those with named markers." The notes in the "Remarks" column were made by Mr. Swank and/or taken from church records.

Survey Date and Recorder

April 2002
Lois & Bob Emswiler

 

Photos

Suzette Graham, Robert Crawford

Briery Branch Cemetery Pages

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Cemetery Index

Surnames are sorted by section / plot / row / grave - only rows are shown

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Row

Surname

Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes

Remarks

Images

 

Bodkins

Mae Lona

1895

1974

 

No visible marker - found in 1987 copy of church records by Betty Knicely

 

 

Cook

Infant Girl

 

Dec 1956

 

No visible marker - recorded by Swank in 1967

 

 

Cook

Infant Girl

 

Aug 1964

 

No visible marker - recorded by Swank in 1967

 

 

Curry

Eva Belle

1896

12 Mar 1924

 

No visible marker - found in 1987 copy of church records by Betty Knicely; d/Wellie Snyder; w/Jasper N. Curry who is buried in Hetzer Cemetery PA

 

 

Driver

Judy Fay

1952

1952

 

No visible marker - recorded by Swank in 1967

 

 

Grogg

John Robert

1873

1950

 

No visible marker - recorded by Swank in 1967

 

 

Grogg

Lucy, Mrs.

1875

1965

 

No visible marker - recorded by Swank in 1967

 

 

Howdyshell

Ernest

9 Jan 1899

21 Dec 1961

Brother

No visible marker - found in 1987 copy of church records by Betty Knicely

 

 

Knicely

Wiley H.

1929

1983

 

No visible marker - found in 1987 copy of church records by Betty Knicely

 

 

Knisley

Harry Lee

1937

1941

 

No visible marker - found in 1987 copy of church records by Betty Knicely

 

 

Michael

Rebecca J.

1886

1974

 

No visible marker - found in 1987 copy of church records by Betty Knicely

 

 

Nicholas

Harry R.

1909

1963

 

No visible marker - recorded by Swank in 1967

 

 

Price

Hensel M., Mrs.

1889

1954

 

No visible marker - found in 1987 copy of church records by Betty Knicely

 

 

Todd

Thomas Garland

1928

1975

 

No visible marker - found in 1987 copy of church records by Betty Knicely

 

 

Todd

Harold W.

1929

1977

 

No visible marker - found in 1987 copy of church records by Betty Knicely

 

001

Knicely

Aubrey R.

11 Jun 1927

28 Jan 1990

 

 

Image

001

Knicely

Nellie E.

3 Dec 1930

3 Oct 2001

 

 

Image

001

Knicely

Larry Ray

14 Aug 1955

15 May 1990

Beloved brother

 

Image

001

Heatwole

Ronald R.

9 Aug 1939

 

 

 

Image

001

Heatwole

Juanita B.

30 Jan 1944

 

 

 

Image

001

Kyger

Sidney Edward

16 Apr 1914

3 Apr 1989

 

 

Image

001

Ray

Katrina Sue

7 Jun 1990

8 Jun 1990

 

 

Image

002

Revercomb

R. Everette

7 Jan 1935

9 Apr 1989

Wed 16 June 1956

 

Image

002

Revercomb

Alda D.

15 Jun 1935

 

 

w/Everette

Image

002

Revercomb

Roy Lee

4 Apr 1957

9 Mar 1990

s/Everette & Alda

 

Image

003

Gosch

Alice G.

1931

1999

 

 

Image

004

Allman

Gregory William

19 Apr 1978

20 Nov 1988

 

 

Image

004

Curry

Norlyn Phillip

19 Feb 1935

 

Married 15 Sep 1956

s/Alfred & Myrl Grogg Curry

Image

004

Curry

Ruby Jane

20 Feb 1932

18 Sep 1985

 

w/Norlyn P.; d/Wm. Luther & Annie Jane Taylor Losh

Image

004

Minnick

Vernon M. "Johnny"

25 Jul 1932

4 Jan 1988

Married 11 May 1957

 

Image

004

Minnick

Peggy J.

16 Mar 1935

 

 

w/Vernon

Image

005

Cave

Willie G.

1909

1986

 

 

Image

005

Cave

Geneva A.

1909

1985

 

 

Image

005

Todd, Sr.

Norman L.

1936

1988

 

McMullen funeral home marker only

 

005

Todd

Tracey Ann

1963

1997

 

Lindsey funeral home marker only

Image

005

Cave

Buford Gale

26 Mar 1930

20 Dec 1985

SFC U.S. Army Korea

 

Image

006

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Illegible marker - appears to be grave here-recorded 2002

 

006

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Flowers here - appears to be grave-recorded in 2002

 

006

Eppard

Elwood Virgil

10 Nov 1931

9 Jan 1997

S1 US Navy Korea

Military marker only

Image

007

Harold, Jr.

L. Dale

4 Jun 1975

7 Oct 1983

Our son

 

Image

007

Wenger

Joseph Sterling

11 Apr 1947

16 May 1997

SP5 U.S. Army Vietnam

 

Image
Image

007

Wenger

Carolyn Lambert

4 Sep 1945

 

Married 28 Feb 1970

w/Joseph S.

Image

007

Huffman

Theresa M.

14 Mar 1956

4 Oct 1982

 

 

Image

007

Miller

Weldon Andrew

3 Jan 1913

25 Jan1999

Dad

 

Image

007

Miller

Reba Newman

26 Sep 1912

4 May 1994

Mom; married 23 Aug 1933

w/Weldon A.

Image

008

Lambert

Ernest F.

1902

1980

 

 

Image

008

Lambert

Helen Miller

1912

 

 

McMullen funeral home marker only - no death date shown

Image

008

Plaugher

R. T. "Budge"

9 Nov 1923

4 Jun 1990

Father

 

 

008

Plaugher

Doris Jean

9 Jan 1929

27 Jun 1984

Mother

nee Huffer

 

008

Hoover

Harry L.

28 Dec 1928

 

 

 

Image

008

Hoover

Ruth E. Price

8 Jul 1947

26 May 1982

 

 

Image

008

Lee

Benjamin James

14 Aug 1970

15 Sep 1986

 

 

Image

009

Johnson

Elwood E.

1906

1981

 

 

Image

009

Johnson

Della R.

1915

 

 

 

Image

009

Zimmerman

Russell C.

6 Nov 1910

12 Jul 2000

 

 

Image

009

Zimmerman

Olga C.

22 Feb 1912

5 Aug 1994

 

 

Image

009

Cook

Gilbert Eddie

27 Nov 1943

18 Jul 1989

Loving Father; Our children: Cindy D., Holly J., Rodney E.

 

Image

009

Cook

Dottie Jane

13 Sep 1941

 

Devoted Mother

 

Image

009

Whitesel, Sr.

Charles E.

29 Oct 1940

28 Nov 1987

Husband & Father

 

Image

009

Sheffer

Mary Sue

1965

1996

 

Johnson funeral home marker only

Image

009

Whitesel, Jr.

Guy J.

27 Aug 1919

23 Aug 1996

 

 

Image

009

Whitesel

Goldie M.

26 Apr 1921

24 Mar 2000

 

 

Image

009

Curry

George Leonard

15 Mar 1925

9 Feb 1981

PVT U.S. Marine Corps WWII

Military marker only

Image

010

Cave, Jr.

Tony Lee "T.J."

1979

1981

Our Baby

 

Image

010

Taylor

Charles G.

20 Jun 1951

4 Jul 2001

 

 

Image

010

Taylor

Roy Esten

25 Jun 1919

20 Nov 1982

PVT US Army WWII

 

Image

011

Chambers

David S.

24 Aug 1903

7 Dec 1991

 

 

Image

011

Chambers

Irene E.

26 Sep 1897

15 Sep 1980

 

 

Image

011

Kesler

Alonzo Dale

16 Nov 1906

16 Sep 1987

 

 

Image

011

Kesler

Olive Rose Foster

19 Sep 1913

30 Dec 1995

 

 

Image

011

Bodkin

Harry Dewitt

20 Jul 1926

8 Jan 1990

S1 U.S. Navy WWII

Military marker only

Image

012

Zimmerman

Elmer J.

29 Nov 1914

 

 

 

Image

012

Zimmerman

Lena M.

21 Aug 1912

30 Nov 1985

 

 

Image

012

Horton

Kent P.

14 Mar 1966

7 Jul 1980

 

 

Image

012

Shull

James Earnest

3 Feb 1896

29 Apr 1987

Married 31 Dec 1925

 

Image

012

Shull

Stella Leota

14 Jan 1907

1 May 1986

 

w/James E.

Image

013

Graham

Robert H.

1 Nov 1909

24 Jan 1955

 

 

Image

013

Graham

Mildred A.

5 Aug 1910

9 Jul 1989

 

w/Robert H.

Image

013

Graham

Dolores Marie

26 Jun 1937

24 Apr 1938

d/R. H. & M. A.

 

Image

013

Shull

Mary E.

1860

1946

 

w/Joseph R.

Image

013

Shull

Joseph R.

1854

1933

 

 

Image

013

Shull

Walter D.

9 Jul 1889

5 Jul 1890

 

s/J. R. & M. E.

Image

013

Shull

Jerry

21 Dec 1928

22 Dec 1928

 

 

Image

013

Cupp

Fred L.

9 Dec 1932

25 Jan 1951

 

 

Image

013

Cupp

Lottie H.

20 Dec 1907

29 May 1973

 

 

Image

013

Cupp

Lewis R.

3 Dec 1903

26 Sep 1986

 

 

Image

013

Grim

Donald Rudolph

23 Sep 1930

9 May 2001

Wed 21 June 1953

 

Image

013

Grim

Audrey Jean

5 May 1929

 

 

 

Image

013

Phares

Don R.

1873

1954

 

 

Image

013

Phares

Lulu V.

1883

1964

 

w/Don R.

Image

013

Shull

Perry Hinkle

15 Sep 1898

16 May 1964

 

 

Image

013

Shull

Jesse Wise

8 Feb 1893

2 Jul 1964

PVT US Army WWI, VA

 

Image

013

Click

Frances S. Cromer

3 Sep 1887

25 Feb 1975

 

 

Image

013

Shull

Calvin Joseph

5 Jun 1900

10 Jan 1977

 

s/Joseph & Elizabeth

Image

014

Miller

Maude L.

31 Aug 1902

24 Nov 1988

Sister

 

Image

014

Miller

Kathryn

22 Sep 1910

17 Jul 1989

Sister

 

Image

014

Miller

William S.

1874

1951

 

 

Image

014

Miller

Pearl B.

1879

1979

 

w/W. S.

Image

014

Miller

Blanche

 

26 May 1901

Aged 5m 24d; d/W. S. & B. B.

 

 

014

Driver

Galen Thomas

11 May 1908

 

 

 

Image

014

Driver

Viola L. Cook

30 Jul 1908

12 Sep 1998

 

 

Image

014

Cupp

Lydia R.

8 Jan 1855

27 Nov 1919

Aged 64y 10m 19d; w/F. W.

2nd wife of F. W.

Image

014

Cupp

Fredrick W.

1856

1939

 

 

Image

014

Cupp

Fannie E.

 

15 Mar 1902

Aged 44y 2m 22d; w/F. W.

1st wife of F. W.

Image

014

Cupp

Infant Son

19 Feb 1894

 

s/F. W. & F. E.

 

 

014

Cupp

Orville L.

3 Dec 1915

15 Feb 1945

PFC 417 Inf 76 Div WWII VA; Father; married 14 Feb 1939

 

Image

014

Cupp

Glenna W.

30 Nov 1919

 

Mother; Our Children: Dennis, Wayne, Ivan, Regena

 

Image

014

Driver

Infant Girl

 

1951

 

No visible stone - recorded by Swank in 1967

 

014

Bleazard

Sean Paul

9 Feb 1982

17 Jul 1982

Our Son

 

Image

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