HENRY CLAY RASNICK CEMETERY
NEAR S. CLINCHFIELD, VIRGINIA

LATITUDE/LONGITUDE
365709N 821030W (from USGS Quad Map: Carbo, VA)

DIRECTIONS
From South Clinchfield, VA take Rt 615 South past the tailings ponds. On the left will be a Clinchfield Co., Coal Labratory building. The next (gravel) left will be the road to this cemetery. It is not far, but can't be seen from the road.

FIELD NOTES: 2/15/99
This cemetery is mown, fenced and pretty well kept nice. It is not very peaceful because of the constant noise of the nearby steam plant, but someone obviously visits often. The gravel has recently been replaced. Also, spellings of Rasnake/Rasnick have been carefully noted because different sides of the family tended to spell them differently, even though it was hardly standard.

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
BREEDING, RASNAKE, RASNICK, SIMERLY, SMITH, and VANCE.

LISTING OF GRAVE MARKERS
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[double stone]

James J. RASNAKE
Nov 20, 1887 - Jan 17 1946

Mary RASNAKE
Oct 25, 1880 -

[old stone, broken]

H. C. RASNICK
Mar 20, 1850 - Mar 12, 1911
[Henry Clay Rasnick, son of Jonas and Rachel LaForce Rasnick, husband of Emily J. Musick]

[new double stone]

Henry C. RASNICK
1850 - 1911

Emily J. RASNICK
1859 - 1926
[Emily J. Musick, dau of Alva and Chaney Kiser Musick, 2nd wife of Henry Clay Rasnick]

Rachel RASNAKE
1890 - 1955
[Rachel Rasnake, dau of Henry Clay and Emily J Musick Rasnake]

Richard C. RASNICK
Oct 14, 1879 - Nov 2, 1959
[Richard Counts Rasnick, son of Henry Clay and Emily J Musick Rasnake]

Martha R. SMITH
born Sep 23, 1867 - Apr 19, 1901
Mother of Craig R. Smith
[Wife of Richard Smith, daughter of Noah Kiser & Rachel Kiser]

[several field stones then 2 depressions near large cedar stump]

[field stone with flowers]

Maynard G. VANCE
Dec 12, 1917 - Sep 2, 1945
PFC 116, Inf 29 Div WWII

Leonard RASNICK Jr
Jan 27, 1929 - Sep 18, 1956
Cpl Co C3 Engr C Bn, Korea, BSM

James D. RASNAKE "Little Jim"
1932 - 1996

Charlie Willis RASNICK
Apr 26, 1924 - Apr 6, 1992
Sgt US Army, WWII, Korea

Cora RASNICK
Feb 6, 1899 - Oct 30, 1988
[Cora Rasnick, dau of Stephen and Sarah Elizabeth Kiser Rasnick, wife of Leonard Rasnick]

Leonard RASNICK
Sep 8, 1895 - Dec 10, 1970
[Leonard Rasnick, son of Henry Clay and Emily J Musick Rasnake]

Thurman BREEDING
Oct 7, 1930 - Feb 21, 1997
Cpl US Army Korea

[field stone]

Ora S. SIMERLY
Jul 7, 1915 - Dec 11, 1995

Julian "Twill" SIMERLY
1946 - 1996

Peter "Pete" SIMERLY
1943 - 1999


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