McCOMAS LONG CEMETERY

DANTE, VIRGINIA

 

LOCATION

This cemetery is actually located in Dickenson County, Virginia, about three miles north of West Dante. It is situated immediately beside State Route 627. It can be reached by taking SR 627 west from Dante to West Dante, then up the mountain from West Dante. Turn right at the intersection with SR 650 at Austin Gap. The cemetery can be seen easily from the road.

 

ACCESS

This cemetery is right beside SR 627 and is easily accessable. It is on a very slight rise above the level of the road.

 

APPEARANCE AND CARE

This cemetery is neat and well kept. At the time of our visit, there were a few small tree limbs scattered around as a result of a recent wind storm, but this did not detract from the neat appearance.

 

IDENTIFICATION OF GRAVES

FIRST ROW

U THOMAS HEATH Born: 1867 Died: 1944

U Four depressions, unmarked, but typical of graves.

U BROWNIE LONG COUCH Born: 1916 Died: 1939

U CHARLIE D LONG Born: September 14, 1900 Died: November 2, 1920

Son of A J & Martha Long

U UNICE BELL ROSE Born: January 16, 1938 Died: June 3, 1939

U MAXIE ROSE Born: July 23, 1910 Died: February 4, 1987

Wife of Arlin Rose

U ARLIN ROSE Born: August 12, 1908 Died: May 31, 1950

U PEGGY RUTH ROSE Born: February 25, 1940 Died: March 17, 1985

SECOND ROW

U About eleven depressions, unmarked, but typical of graves.

U WILLIE C LONG Born: May 7, 1889 Died: April 12, 1911

U MAGGIE LONG Born: September 29, 1891 Died: April 19, 1974

U A JEFF LONG Born: April 28, 1880 Died: July 25, 1918

Son of M C & Amie Long

U MARIA PHILLIPS Born: December 14, 1879 Died: April 5, 1926

Daughter of L G & Lydia Phillips

U NANNIE LONG Born: January 24, 1901 Died: January 1, 1933

Born Nannie Jane Mullins, she was the second wife of Calvin A "Chief" Long, and the

daughter of John and Ona Katherine Newberry Mullins.

U CALVIN A "CHIEF" LONG Born: February 16, 1893 Died: April 1, 1964

Son of McComas and Amy E Long.

U MAXIE LONG Born: May 10, 1894 Died: February 26, 1919

First wife of Calvin A "Chief" Long.

U E E LONG Born: July 7, 1914 Died: October 20, 1919

Daughter of Calvin A and Maxie Long.

U Infant son of Calvin & Nannie Long Born & Died: July 31, 1920

U Infant son of Calvin & Nannie Long Born & Died: September 12, 1922

U Infant son of Calvin & Nannie Long Born & Died: February 14, 1924

U Infant son of Calvin & Nannie Long Born & Died: February 4, 1926

U HENNON A ROSE, jr Born: September 20, 1968 Died: December 28, 1985

U H R

Stone with initials only. Depression indicating presence of a grave. No other information.

U MACK LONG Born: November 13, 1910 Died: September 30, 1950

U LEE ROSE Born: November 10, 1933 Died: October 23, 1981

U MITZI ROSE Born: January 23, 1960 Died: December 18, 1976

Daughter of Lee.

THIRD ROW

U About five depressions, unmarked, but typical of graves.

U BILLY M SMITH Born: March 5, 1927 Died: January 23, 1932

U EMIT HARDAWAY SMITH Born: June 23, 1906 Died: October 14, 1910

U JOHN C BURKE, Jr.

Infant twin sons of John C. Burke and Ama Alice Smith. Born & Died: March 28, 1939

U HUSTON SMITH BURKE

 

 

The following three names and dates appear on a single stone:

U CLINTON CURTIS PERRY Born: May 6, 1918 Died: December 28, 1991

U MARGUERITE BURKE PERRY Born: November 12, 1921 Died: December 30, 1984
Daughter of John C. Burke and Ama Alice Smith

U JOHN EDWARD PERRY Born: October 30, 1948 Died: October 31, 1948

U McCOMAS LONG Born: May 12, 1855 Died: May 17, 1928

U AMY E LONG Born: March 25, 1852 Died: July 23, 1932

Wife of McComas Long.

U SQUIRE A SMITH Born: February 22, 1869 Died: August 7, 1935

U HETTIE E SMITH Born: November 28, 1878 Died: March 12, 1962

Wife of Squire A Smith.

U ETHEL ROBERSON Born: October 16, 1909 Died: September 11, 1969

U LEWIS BOYD SMITH Born: November 20, 1918 Died: January 7, 1987

He served in the US Army during WW-II.

U One large depression, unmarked, but typical of a grave.

U PHILLIP JOE LONG Born & Died: August 26, 1951

"Infant son of Andrew & Mildred."

FOURTH ROW

U Infant son of S J & L B Turner Born: October 21, 1916 Died: October 21, 1916

U EDITH TURNER Born: September 4, 1918 Died: December 21, 1920

"Daughter of S J & L B Turner."

U RUTH McCOY WISNIEWSKI Born: October 4, 1918 Died: October 20, 1983

U SANDRA LAPHAM Born & Died: February 28, 1949

"Infant"

FIFTH ROW

U JERRY KYLE OWENS Born: April 20, 1940 Died: October 28, 1940

"Son of J D & Toona"

U CHARLES C SMITH Born: March 18, 1909 Died: October 23, 1984

U GLADYS A SMITH Born: February 6, 1912 Died: July 6, 1972

Wife of Charles C Smith.

U JACKIE RONALD McCOY Born: September 5, 1943 Died: August 8, 1961

"Son of Jack & Marion"

U ROGER EARL McCOY Born: July 30, 1947 Died: June 12, 1948

U CHARLIE B SMITH Born: September 24, 1876 Died: February 17, 1969

U IDA J SMITH Born: March 20, 1877 Died: August 22, 1955

Wife of Charlie B Smith.

U GRACE McCOY Born: 1895 Died: 1971

Wife of Frank McCoy.

U FRANK McCOY Born: 1889 Died: 1964

U HARDAWAY "HARDIE" McCOY Born: 1914 Died: 1958

"Son of Frank & Grace"

U OSCAR CON SMITH Born: March 10, 1902 Died: December 28, 1971

U CLARENCE C SMITH Born: February 18, 1936 Died: August 28, 1936

U BUENA MARIE SMITH Born: October 1, 1930 Died: February 10, 1934

"Daughter of V R & Mary Ann"

U GERTRUDE STANLEY SMITH Born: August 17, 1924 Died: June 23, 1953

 

Our visit took place on August 16, 1997 on the advice of Ms. Eva Wood of the Mill Creek area of Clinchco. We were trying to find the grave of Nannie Mullins Long, wife of "Chief" Long, and sister of Gladys Mullins Sutherland. I had always been told that Aunt Nannie did not have any children, and I was surprised to find the graves of four of her sons -- all of whom died at birth.


This file contributed by Jim Sutherland.
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