This cemetary is known by several names Chaney Ridge Cemetary, Powers Family Cemetary, Kiser Family Cemetary. However the name it is most commonly called is Powers Family Cemetary.
On November 28, 1998 I visited this cemetary. I did my best to transcribe the markers just as they are, a name in all capital letters (eg. POWERS) means the surname appears on the stone in all capital letters, abreviations are only used if used on the stones (eg. Inf dau), double headstones are listed with the SURNAME and then the first name and dates listed below the SURNAME (some of the surnames are not in all capital letters on the stones). Foot markers are noted with the head stones they accompany as well as any other memorial markers. (Relationships where known are noted in parentheises) Below is a list of the gravemarkers the numbers are to help anyone using the list locate the graves. (Standing at the gate facing the cemetary the rows run right to left with the first row being against the fence to the right of the gate.)
Row 1: graves 1-6 1) Jurl A. Everett 1930-1990 (Jurl Ann is the daughter of Clarence and Marie Adkins, wife of Robert Everett, she died 25 Sept. 1990) 2) Double headstone Adkins Clarence Marie (she was a the daughter of A.D & April 4, 1917 Oct. 27, 1917 Georgia (Kiser) Stewart) (still living 1998) May 9, 1986 3) on the right side of the gate near the large tree may be the grave of Sally Stewart (b.18 Aug 1916-d.Feb 1918) she died of Collora infamin after eating salmon and milk. She was the daughter of A. D. & Georgia (Kiser) Stewart (She may be burried in a different cemetary, one source says Hazel Mt. Cem is where she is burried) 4) about 4-6 feet to the further into the cemetary at the foot of the Adkins grave is a small grave marked: Inf. dau. of Harold & Jean B. Powers, December 11, 1962, December 12, 1962. 5) on right of gate in area of large tree is small grave marked: Inf dau of Mr.& Mrs. Carter Kiser, April 6, 1940 (Carter was a brother of Georgia Ann (Kiser) Stewart, his wife's name was Maude) 6) believe on right of gate: Ellen Lorraine Powers Born and Died July 10, 1939 (This was the infant daughter of Lowery and Charmie Penland Powers. Row 2 (graves 7-13) 7)double marker POWERS Ollie M. J. Walker 1876-1944 1873-1955 DAD (footmarker) Ollie was the daughter of Abraham & Sarah (Sutherland) Kiser 8) POWERS, Bertha C.,May 25, 1901, Nov. 16, 1988 9) Mace Powers, born, April 12, 1919, died April 6, 1939, MP (footmarker) 10) POWERS, Dewwy Dallas Powers, June 3, 1898, Mar 4, 1952 DDP (footmarker) 11) Lona A, Powers, Oct 7, 1901, June 28, 1985 (she was the wife of #10) 12) Vernon D Powers, June 28, 1938, June 28, 1977, VDP (footmarker), (veterans marker) Vernon Darrell Powers, U S Army, Vietnam, June 28, 1938-June 28, 1977 13) double marker POWERS Kedrick M Lois A. 1928-1990 1931- Row 3 (graves 14-21) 14) double marker Campbell Frank N. Josie S. (daughter of Abraham & Sarah (Sutherland) Sept 9, 1890 Dec 17, 1895 Kiser Her middle name may have been Nov 4, 1972 Jan 9, 1948 Sutherland or Sarah after their mother) 15) double marker KISER (These are the parents of Georgia Ann Abraham Sarah (Kiser) Stewart and several others buried 1857-1939 1861-1943 in this cemetary. Sarah's maiden name was AT REST (along bottom of headstone) Sutherland) A (footmarker) S (footmarker) Empty area may have several unmarked graves. 16) Elihue Debusk Kiser, Aug 16, 1894, Mar 3, 1962, According to thy Mercy, Remember thou Me, Kiser (Kiser is along the base of the stone) EDK (footmarker) (He is the son of Lilburn & Frankie Kiser and the husband of Lillie May Kiser #16, son-in-law of Abraham & Sarah (Sutherland) Kiser) 17) Lillie May Kiser, June 23, 1898, Mar 6, 1950, Faithful to her husband even unto death, Kiser (Kiser is along the base of the stone) LMK (footstone) (She is the daughter of Abraham & Liza (Sizemore) (1st wife of Abraham) Kiser) Empty area may have unmarked graves. 18) Nancy Elizabeth Byrd, May 27, 1865, Aug 24, 1950 (She may be the mother of Carrie (Byrd) Kiser. Carrie was the wife of Maynard Kiser & daughter-in-law of Abraham & Sarah (Sutherland) Kiser 19) across top of stone: Have Faith in God, Mary Kathleen Vance, Nov. 8, 1925, April 18, 1978, MKV (footstone) 20) Infant son of LC & Kathleen Vance, July 7, 1962, (small footmarker) 21) Infant son of LC & Kathleen Vance, Oct. 1. 1958, (small footmarker) Row 4 (graves 22-29) 22) Willard M. Campbell, born Oct 2, 1915, died Feb 24, 1935, Death is eternal life why should we weep, Prepare to meet me in Heaven, WMC (footmarker) (may be son of Frank & Josie (Sutherland) Campbell) empty area maybe unmarked graves 23) A.D. Stewart, Oct 15, 1878, Jan 9, 1939, Resting till the resurrection morn (My great grandfather. Husband of Georgia Ann (Kiser) Stewart.) 24) Georgia Stewart, 1890-1980 (funeral home marker, several family members have contributed money to purchase a headstone) 25) double marker Stewart Leman Lurlie (Leman is a son of A.D. & Georgia Ann (Kiser) Stewart Stewart Stewart) 1913-1947 1920- (Lurlie's maiden name was Mullins, she married Spivey Pendleton after Leman was killed in a mine accident near Clinchco, Va @ April. In 1998 she was still living) 26) T.G. Amburgey, Feb 11, 1877, Dec 14, 1940 27) AVAH AMBURGY, March 9, ??, Sept ???? (this stone is broken and mostly unreadable) 28) Sarah Nadine Kiser, Infant-1936, Gone to be an angel 29) double marker Kiser Loy E. Iris G. Loy was the son of Abraham & Sarah (Sutherland) 1886-1954 1900-1971 Kiser. Iris' maiden name was Amburgy) Resting in the hands of Jesus Row 5 (graves 30-32, empty space after the graves may contain several unmarked graves) 30) Infant son of Dewey & Lona Powers, July 4, 1940, small footmarker 31) Marcella Dau of, D.D. & L.L. Powers, born Aug. 13,1923, died Oct 2, 1925 Gone to be an angel ( across bottom of stone), small footmarker 32) Audrey E., dau of H.A. & M.E> Kiser, born July 4, 1894, died Oct 4,1918 AEK (footmarker) empty area between grave 32 and fence may contain several unmarked graves Row 6 (graves 33-36) several unmarked graves 33) John W., Feb 3-July 24 1863-1920 Loved to Live but Not afraid to die WOODWARD JW (footmarker) 34) Gen. Alfred Woodward, born Mar 25, 1861, died June 29, 1917, age 56y 3m 4d, GAW (footmarker) 35) Thomas Amburgy, Sept 25, 1917, April 4, 1934 36) James Freddie, son of T.G. and M.J. Amburgy, born Jan 26, 1916, died Oct 11, 1927, JFA (footmarker) more unmarked graves between grave 36 and fence Row 7 (several unmarked graves, 37-39, several more unmarked graves) several unmarked graves 37) Rev Joseph Kiser, born April 1, 1832, died Sept 3,1897, age 65y 5m 2d JK (footmarker) (s/o Ephraim & Mary Kiser) 38) Margaret wife of Rev Joseph Kiser, born Aug 3, 1837, Died Oct 9, 1919 MK (footmarker) (d/o Noah & Dicy Kiser) 39) Garland Linsey Byrd, Dec 24, 1905, Oct 18, 1933, small footmarker empty area may contain several unmarked graves Row 8 (grave 40 may contain several unmarked graves) 40) Lizzie E. Kiser, Nov 20, 1912, Jan 21, 1913, LEK (footmarker) empty area between grave and fence may contain several unmarked graves Row 9 (7 field stone marked graves, grave 41, several unmarked graves) 7 filed stone marked graves 41) Malissie L. Holbrooks, May 8, 1874, nov 1, 1897 several unmarked graves Row 10 ( several unmarked graves, 3 field stone marked graves, 42, 43, may be several more unmarked graves) several unmarked graves 3 fieldstone marked graves, seperated by unmarked graves more unmarked graves 42) Fayreen, dau of PW & EP Kiser, born Sep 20, 1918, died Feb 16, 1920 43) Virginia dau of JT & CB Woods, born & died, june 5, 1922 several unmarked graves may be between #42 and fence Row 11 (several unmarked graves, 3 fieldstone marked graves grouped together, 44, may be a few unmarked graves, 45, empty area may contain unmarked graves), this row is against the fence opposite of the gate. several unmarked graves 3 fieldstone marked graves grouped together 44) Joseph B, son of HA & ME Kiser, Born Dec 10, 1889, Died Nov 10, 1899 may be a few unmarked graves 45) Clint son of JT & CB Woods, Born & Died june 17, 1927 empty area may contain unmarked graves