Ray/Whited Cemetery

I visited and cataloged this Cemetery on August 25, 1998. It is located off Rt 19, 1/2 mile west of the intersection of Highway 19 and 80. Look on North side of 19 for brick house on top of hill. The cemetery is on the south side of 19 behind the large building which is now a used car lot. stay on hardtop and look for huge oak tree at the head of the cemetery. This is a well kept cemetery with a chain link fence surrounding it. The lower part of the Cemetery consists of slave and negro graves. Many of them are marked with fieldstones, or not marked at all. It is said that many of the houses around the Cemetery were built on the graves of slaves. It is called the Ray or Whited cemetery, depending on who you ask.

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

This file submitted byEarl Whited

Mr. John H. Whited (son of Abel Whited)
1945 - 1995

James W. Whited (son of Abel Whited)
Mar 5 1936 - Feb 23 1964
In Loving Memory

Abel Whited (son of James W. "Bud" Whited)
Oct 17, 1905 (died in 1994)

Garnie Whited (wife of Abel Whited)
Aug 10 1910 - April 21 1980

Garnet Whited (son of James W. "Bud" Whited)
1913 - Nov 9 2000

Pauline Whited (wife of Garnet, dtr of Robt Hughes)
1915 - 1984

Garnet Eugene Whited (son of Garnet and Pauline Whited)
Virginia-SSgt, 55th Avn Bn 4 US Army
April 3 1944 - July 18 1968

Marker-unreadable

Large coffin shaped stone marker on top of ground. (Said to be grave of a Dr. McFarland)

Four small unreadable headstones

Sallie Prophet, Mother
Aug 11 1871 - May 3 1937

William S. Proffitt
1892 - 1982

Sterling D. Roark
January 8 1933 - April 15 1985

Irene E. Roark (w/o Sterling Roark, dtr of Abel Whited)
Oct 6 1931 - December 14 1988

Unreadable
1840 63 years

Kenneth Whited (handwritten in cement)

NANIE Whited (reversed "N"s)

Carrie Harmon Whited, MOTHER
Sept 8 1908 - Mar 11 1969

Mr Jim Harmon
___ - 1955

Small plaque- Son

Mrs Eula Whited
1961 - 1993

Mr Alex Whited (son of Reece Whited)
1905 - 1992

Reece Stewart Whited (son of Alec Whited)
1884 - 1952

Desperado Gage Whited
Mar 1 1996 - Apr 24 1996
Beloved Son and Brother

Elmer Whited (son of Tom Whited)
Mar 30 1944 - April 24 1956

Tom Whited (Thomas - son of James W. "Bud" Whited)
1911 - 1971

Evey Whited (wife of Tom Whited)
1924-(still living)

Jimmy Douglas Whited
1947 - 1954

Together Forever
George Douglas Wingo
Feb 20 1957 - May 11 1979
In Memory of Debbie Honeywell and his family.

Shirley Whited
1940 - 1940

Virginia Ray
Who was born Mar 8 1918 - Died Mar 11, 1920

P(?)---- Ray
Born Oct (?) - Died 1922

Bessie Harmon (no dates)

Hattie Ray Hess
Oct 26 1907 - Dec 2 1957
Gone But Not Forgotten

Gladys Elizabeth Ray
Dec 14 1910 - May 3 1981

Ernest Graham Ray
Feb 15 1909 - Nov 20 1966

Mother - Father (two small markers)

Nora H Whited
1910 - 1990

Hop Ray
Born Sept 7 1904 - Died (?) 1942

Will Ray
Born 1932 - Died 1963
30 YO

Haird E. Ray
1930 - 1977

Henry Mackaraff (McGraff) (son of Agnes Ray)
1920 - 1984

Agnes Mackaraff (McGraff) (dtr of William Ray)
1901 - 1966

Myrtle Dye (name missing from plaque. dtr of James W. "Bud" Whited)
1919

James W. "Bud" Whited (son of Alec Whited)
1882 - 1969

Dora Whited (wife of James W "Bud", dtr of William Ray)
May 25 1887 - Feb 27 1975

Rachel W. Terry (w/o Wayne Terry)
June 30 1951 (apparently still living)

Wayne H. Terry
June 3 1952 (apparently still living)

Georgia H. Whited (w/o High Whited)
Dec 27, 1914 - (still living)

High Whited (son of Reece S. Whited)
Dec 11, 1911 - 04 Jun 2000

Haze Ray (husband of Dora Ray, son of William Ray)
1884 - 1969

Dora Ray (wife of Haze, dtr of Alec Whited)
1890 - 1982

Virginia Mae Hess (w/o Joe Hess)
Feb 20 1930 - Oct 26 1968

Elisa Carol Wells Taylor (d/o Grady Wells Jr and Edith Whited Wells)
Apr-29-64 - Aug-23-92

(Flat marble marker) E.C.W.T. (?)

Roy Ray (new grave)
_____ - Aug 1998

Rose Brooks Gent
1898 - 1974

George Hopkins (former slave)
Aged 70 years
As a slave and as a freeman he always had time for his God and his fellow man

Taylor Duff (black male)
Virginia, 50th Field Artillery 90th Div
(stone has sunk, unable to read dob) - Nov 19 1968


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