Honaker/Ray Family Cemetery

Located on Rt. 723, which runs off Rt. 653 at the junction of Lewis Creek and the Clinch River on land that was once owned by Isaac Honaker and his sons and is currently owned by the family of Rose Honaker Stinson, great grandaughter of Isaac Honaker. The cemetery currently has only 7 identified graves, but has field stones marking at least 45 - 50 other graves. Copied 27 Nov 1998.

Note: Items in brackets ( ) have been added by the compiler.

This file submitted by Michael A. Dye

Nannie Ray Taylor (d/o Elias Ray & Cosby Ray)
1896 - 1923

Elbert Sauls
01 Jan 1872 - 13 Aug 1906
Age 34y 7m 12d

Elias Honaker (s/o Martin Honaker & Elizabeth Hess)
18 Apr 1860 - 13 Sep 1934

Catherine Honaker (w/o Elias Honaker, d/o Umberson Lawson & Viola Griffith)
17 Jun 1862 - 18 Oct 1945

Harold Honaker (s/o Elias Honaker & Catherine Lawson)
24 Nov 1902 - 25 Jun 1966

Shade W. Ray (s/o Elias Ray & Cosby Ray)
1890 - 1954

Nora M. Ray (w/o Shade W. Ray)
1894 - 1969

The following is a partial list of others that are buried in the cemetery, though they are all marked only with field stones. The names below were obtained through conversations with Niada "Honaker" Romans, d/o Robert Honaker & Bettie Dye and Rose Honaker Stinson, d/o Elias Honaker & Catherine Lawson.

Henderson Dye (s/o John & Nancy Dye)
Abt 1841 - 27 Sep 1916

Cynthia Dye (w/o Henderson Dye, d/o Isaac Honaker & Sarah Whitt)
Abt. 1845 - 02 Jun 1929
(Note: Cynthia Honaker was first married to Elias Ray who was killed in action 23 Mar 1862 at the battle of Kernstown in the Civil War.)

Elias Ray (s/o Elias Ray & Cynthia Honaker)
b: Abt 1861

Cosby Jane Ray (w/o Elias Ray, d/o Shadrack Ray & Malinda Hubbard)
b: Abt 1867

Jonas Ray (s/o Elias Ray & Cosby Ray)

A son of Jonas Ray

Infant s/o Woodrow Ray who is a s/o Elias Ray & Cosby Ray

Minnie Honaker Stinson (w/o Arthur D. Stinson, d/o Elias Honaker & Catherine Lawson)
16 Mar 1889 - Aug 1916

Edward Honaker (s/o Morgan T. Honaker & Ruby A. Boyd)

3 wives of Charles William Honaker who is a s/o Martin Honaker & Elizabeth Hess


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