GRAVEL LICK CHURCH CEMETERY
NEAR CARBO, VIRGINIA

LATITUDE/LONGITUDE
3655659N 821406W (extrapolated from USGS Quad Map: Carbo, VA)

DIRECTIONS
From South Clinchfield, VA go South on Rt 615 for about 3 miles. On the right is the entrance to Gravel Lick Church up a gravel drive. The cemetery is behind and around the church.

FIELD NOTES: 2/15/99
This cemetery is on a hillside and pretty well kept. Started in the SW corner.

FORMAT Note: Items in parenthesis are the best guess of the researcher. Items in brackets are my comments. A double stone is two people on one stone - usually husband and wife unless otherwise indicated.

This file submitted by Zen Sutherland

SURNAME LIST
ANDERSON, AMBURGEY, BARNETTE, CARTER, COUCH, EDWARDS, GRIZZLE, HALE, LEONARD, MUSICK, SIMS, and TURNER.

LISTING OF GRAVE MARKERS
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[double stone]

Kenneth C. AMBURGEY
Mar 16, 1897 - Aug 11, 1972

Bessie C. AMBURGEY
Dec 1900 - Oct 23, 1991

[double stone]

John T. CARTER
1870 - 1953

Alice C. CARTER
1880 - 1953

[double stone]

Homer W. CARTER
Aug 30, 1897 - Feb 7 1972

Ruby P. CARTER
Oct 23, 1902 - Jun 2, 1988

[double stone]

Jay Van LEONARD
1906 - 1952

Liza W. LEONARD
1912 - 1987

Lacy GRIZZLE
Apr 28, 1909 - Jul 12, 1974
Pvt US Army

- son -
Grady G. GRIZZLE
1950 - 1956

[double stone]

Ellsworth BARNETTE
1888 - 1963

Mazella BARNETTE
1900 - 1983

[several field stones with flowers]

Mary Margaline SIMS
Feb 22, (19)12 - Mar 2(3), 1934
dau of Chas. & Alice Sims

Louis J. SIMS
Jun 30, 1933 - Aug 8, 1934
dau (yes, daughter) of Chas. and Alice Sims

Hazel Belle EDWARDS
Aug 15, 1933 - Jul 7, 1934
dau of A.D. & Cora Edwards

Gracie C. MUSICK
1896 - 1927
[Daughter of John Couch & Martha Hale]

Gladys A. MUSICK
Feb 2, 1919 - Feb 22, 1919
[Daughter of Elexious Worley Musick & Gracie Couch]

[double stone]

Carrel E. MUSICK
1924 - 1946
8th Cav Div US Army
Son of E. W. [Elexious Worley] & Gracie [Couch] Musick

[other side of same stone]

Pvt Jerrel L. MUSICK
1920 - 1945
Killed in battle of Iwo Jima, 3rd Mar Div
Son of E. W. [Elexious Worley] & Gracie [Couch] Musick

[double stone]

Dorsey A. TURNER
Oct 8, 1896 - Oct 27, 1953
VA Pvt 155 Co Trans Corp, WWI

Beatrice TURNER
Mar 27, 1907 - Oct 13, 1997
married Apr 24, 1921

[double stone]

Albert D. EDWARDS
Oct 21, 1903 - May 11, 1953

Cora Ethel EDWARDS
Dec 30, 1909 - Aug 25, 1982

Donald Ray Hale
Jul 3, 1961 - Sep 19, 1972

[double stone]

-Father- David E. HALE
1906 - 1985

-Mother- Willie M. J. HALE
1912 -
married Apr 4, 1929

[double stone]

Charles D. ANDERSON
1913 - 1993

Nora B. ANDERSON
1919 -

DINSMORE [that's the only thing the stone says]
Note: In an Email message received from Harold Dinsmore, it has been determined that the persons buried here are his parents, Joseph Elbert & Charlottie Maye Couch Dinsmore. There info is as follows:

Father: Joseph Elbert Dinsmore
Born: February 9th, 1888
Died: Record not available to me
Paternal grandparents: I have no records at all.
Note: Per 1900 census of Smyth Co., VA, the parents of Joseph E. Dinsmore were Samuel P. & Orrie B. J. Dinsmore

Mother: Charolottie Maye Couch Dinsmore
Born: April 28, 1892
Died: April 20, 1949
Maternal grandparents: John Couch and Martha Hale

Martha COUCH
Jun 1, 1865 - May 3, 1956 [Daughter of William Hale & 1st wife Elander Artrip, wife of John T. Couch]

John T. COUCH
Apr 20, 1866 - Dec 25, 1928
[Son of Archibald & Mary Couch. John T. and Martha Couch had a daughter, Lottie Maye Couch (Apr 28, 1892 - Oct 27, 1944) who married a J. E. Dinsmore on Dec 25, 1911 who was a member of the Gravel Lick Church in 1910]

[double stone]

Marshall A. MUSICK
Jul 21, 1886 - Aug 3, 1971
[Son of William Bailey Musick & Mary Jane Jessee]

Mallie MUSICK
Mar 18, 1890 - Apr 18, 1977
[Daughter of John T. Couch & Martha Hale]

[Huge, massive headstone with cement divider around entire grave]
The erection of this memorial was made possible thru contributions made by members of the Unite Mine Workers of America, Districts 19, 23, 28 & 30.
---
MUSICK, Bennett J
Jul 1, 1917 - Feb 9, 1937
---
In memory of Bennett Musick assasinated Feb 3, 1937 by Deputy Sheriffs of Harlan County, Paid by the coal operators serving under Theodore Middleton, Sherriff, while in the presence of his mother in his home at Evarts, KY. The assasins, by their rifle fire, evidently intended to kill Marhall Musick, the father of the deceased, organizer for the United Mine Workers of America.

Dana G. CREECH
July 4, 1933 - Feb 21, 1992
[footstone] Sister
[Daughter of Robert E. Creech & Ruth E. Musick]

Thornton Jennings MUSICK
Nov 28, 1911 - Jun 5, 1947
[Son of Marshall A. Musick & Mallie Couch. Thornton was killed by a dissident coal miner who had been fired by his employer, and who, Thornton's father, Marshall Musick had declinded to uphold his reinstatement to his job.

Roland Roger MUSICK
Jun 18, 1938 - Sep 29, 1939

Mary Lue BARNETTE
1942 - 1943

Nathan D. HALE
May 18, 1867 - Aug 12, 1959
[Son of William Hale & 2nd wife Surilda Frazier]


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