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Balser Cemetery Laurel Fork, Kanawha County, WV


Christina Thacker
1928-1984

Tammy Kay Thacker
1962-1969

Delphia Virginia Sparks (wife of James Sparks)
August 2, 1910 - August 14, 1986

James Howard Sparks
April 14, 1910
Dec 29, 1986
Bessie B. Hamilton
1889-1968

Claude Lyons
1913-1989

Fred Lee Lyons
Feb 2, 1885-October 27, 1941

Nancy June Lyons
September 8, 1885-August 20, 1980

Ernest Sparks Seabolt
1931-1989

J.C. (Cliff) Sparks
1904-1970

Tiffanie M. Sparks
1967-1984

Willie McNeil Strickland
1902-1958

Mary Elta Strickland (wife of Willie M. Strickland?)
1908-19??

Timothy Joe Hendrick
1962-1964

Christian L. Strickland
June 1, 1930-May 25, 1964

William Lee Hudnall
July 28, 1872 - March 25, 1966

Alice Rand (wife of William Lee Hudnall)
Jan 28, 1880
September 4, 1982

Hazel Ann Hudnall
October 26, 1906
November 30, 1990

Timmy O. Rucker (Son of Arlie W. Rucker & Perscilla Adkins Rucker)
1971-1971

Clifton Ray Rucker (Son of Lenville Rucker & Juanita Adkins Rucker)
May 2, 1968-May 5, 1968

Hewey Rucker
July 13, 1898-March 9, 1969

Effie Rucker (Wife of Hewey Rucker / She was the daughter of Walter F. Balser)
June 5, 1904-October 26, 1980

Gary W. Rucker (son of Hewey & Effie Balser Rucker)
Sp4 US Army Vietnam
June 21, 1945-October 16, 1996

Eddie Mae Adkins (wife of Hartley Adkins and daughter of Charles Turner Roop)
May 3, 1924

Hartley M. Adkins
March 3, 1914
October 6, 1999

Linda Lace Huddleston (sister of Timothy, Roger, Jerry Huddleston)
1949-1963

Timothy P. Huddleston
1959-1984

Robert Keith Boner
1964-1964

Tony Hudnall
1955-1976

James G. Hudnall
August 31, 1909-March 7, 1992

Mildred Hudnall (wife of James G. Hudnall)
September 29, 1913-April 16, 1997

Herbert Hudnall
1905-1952

Charles H. "Ham" Hudnall
November 3, 1869-June 28, 1948

Martha Balser Hudnall (Wife of Charles H. Hudnall and daughter of Joshua & Mary Balser)
November 3, 1869-December 1, 1933

Grace Williams (Wife of Okey Williams / She was daughter of Charles & Grace Hudnall)
August 16, 1901-August 1, 1965

Okey M. Williams
June 1, 1899-November 24, 1989

Jesse Boner
WV PFC US Army
May 28, 1908-October 23, 1973

Ruby Boner (Wife of Jesse Boner & daughter of Charles & Martha Balser Hudnall)
June 1, 1912-July 18, 1987

Charlotte Ann Williams
March 6, 1936-November 19, 1945

Freddy Kenneth Williams
October 18, 1930-October 20, 1933

Zelma May Williams
December 21, 1926-December 21, 1926

Elva L. Williams (Daughter of O.M. & Grace Williams)
September 28,1918-June 22, 1923


Ronald Sparks
1927-1929

Reba Sparks
1907-1931

Lettie Balser (1st wife of Walter F. Balser and mother of Effie Balser Rucker)
1886-1920

Walter F. Balser
1882-1927

Missouri Bell Balser (Missouri Lyons Sparks married Walter F. Balser May 1920)
1884-1935

Ida May Balser (wife of Clark W. Balser & sister of Hewey Rucker)
1888-1959

Clark W. Balser (brother of Walter F. Balser)
1884-1969

Arthur Neeley Balser (son of Clark W. Balser & Ida M. Balser)
1930-1986

Floyd Balser (Son of Clark W. Balser & Ida M. Balser)
1919-1986

Gracie Balser (1st wife of Floyd Balser / she was a Proctor)
1911-1966

Charles M. Hudnall
1924-1978

Jerry Allen Huddleston
1961-1997

Roger Lewis Huddleston
1962-1991

Charles Turner Roop
1884-1966

Hansford Hudnall
1895-1959

Gladys Hudnall
1898-1969

Linda Sue Hudnall
1965-1965

Hansford "Bubby" Hudnall (grandson of Hansford & Gladys Hudnall)
1959-1994


*There are many unmarked graves, especially some near where Walter F. Balser is buried. It is possible Joshua and Mary Balser and other Balsers are buried along there. Subsequently, it has been the Balser Cemetery for about 122 years. Joshua bought this land in 1878 from Virginia Schoolcraft, land bordering L.D. Hill on Bell Creek.

Balsers we believe are buried there:
1. Joshua Balser - born 1812-1813; died between 1884-1896
2. Mary Balser - born June 1829-died January 13, 1905 (wife of Joshua Balser)
3. Joseph Preston Balser - born March 18, 1853; died about 1886 in Fayette Co., WV(son of Joshua & Mary Balser)
4. William M. Balser born October 1850-died about July 1909 (son of Joshua & Mary Balser)
5. Elizabeth J. (Hudnall) Balser - born June 1850-died March 31, 1916 (wife of William Balser)
6. Jacob Balser - born about 1858 in Kanawha County-died November 25, 1929 (son of Joshua and Mary Balser)
7. Roland Balser - born about June 9, 1909-died September 6, 1928 (son of Jacob Balser)
8. Simpson Balser - born about 1896-died March 17, 1957 (son of Jacob Balser)
9. Richard Balser - March 1855-died April 12, 1927 (son of Joshua & Mary Balser)
10. Eliza Jane Balser - born April 1843; died after 1900 (wife of Richard Balser; Eliza was also Richard's 1st cousin. She was the daughter of Jacob Balser, Joshua's brother)
11. James Balser - born about 1861-died December 27, 1928.
12. Walter F. Balser - infant of Walter F. Balser & Missouri Bell Lyons Sparks
13. Infant boy Balser - son of Walter F. Balser & Lettie Huddleston Balser
14. Infant son of Janie Balser Richards and James W. Richards
15. Henry W. Balser - born June 2, 1882; died in infancy.
16. Joshua Balser - born about August 1876; 5 month old child died Dec. 24, 1876. 
17. Tiddy [Teddy] Balser - born December 27, 1893; died before 1900. (Son of James Balser and 2nd wife Martha Proctor).


From Jewel Rucker Jrucler@wvutech.edu October 3, 2000
Kanawha County Cemetery Records