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This cemetery is located on County Route 19 and across from where the Big Run Post Office set. The first listing is as the tombstones read. The next listing was updated by Debra King and Joyce Yowler listing research information on the individuals.

 

 

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Butler, Nellie A. 1882 1938 w/o E.E.
Cooper, Audra Higginbotham 30 Nov 1902 7 Jul 1986 -
Fluharty, Allen 9 Jul 1904 4 Dec 1908
Higgenbotham, Lucreta 1871 1872
Higgenbotham, R.G. 19 Sep 1837 14 Aug 1877
Higgenbotham, Ardilla 11 Nov 1837 19 Sep 1910 w/o R.G.
Higgenbotham, Martha 1871 1938
Higgins, J. C. 18 Oct 1881 5 May 1952
Higgins, Zilpha L. 1884 1884
Higgins, Cora B. 3 Dec 1882 23 Nov 1884 d/o J. & E.J.
Hostutler, Frona 1901 1979
Johnston, Opal Willey 22 Jul 1903 25 Aug 1972
Jones, Esther Willey 1916 1937
Riggs, Kenneth M. 4 Dec 1908 20 May 1950
Rine, Dottie w/o W. 22 Apr 1890 20 years
Schutz, B.A. 26 Jan 1900 19 Apr 1906 s/o J.H. & T.H.
Schutz, Thedosia T. 19 May 1880 17 Apr 1904 w/o John
Schutz, John 1872 1941
Vandruff, Virgil E. 8Apr 1918 14 Sep 1999 US Army
Wagner, Ida F. 1912 1981 -
Wagner, Joseph Odgar 13 Mar 1896 13 Sep 1976 -
Wagner, Mary A. 13 Apr 1905 25 Oct 1934
Wagner, Emma Z. 22 Sep 1871 11 Apr 1942
Wagner, Martin W. 14 Dec 1891 3 Jun 1953 W.Va. PFC Inf WWI
Wagner, Frank 10 Jan 1927 11 Jun 1965 W.Va. Cpl Co 16 Inf Regt
Willey, Celia 1862 1952
Willey, Kelley 1862 1928
Willey, Herman 1902 1930
Willey, Zora 1889 1936
Willey, Egbert 1887 1959
Willey, Bernie 7 May 1899 25 Dec 1970
Willey, William M. 13 Dec 1886 6 Apr 1888 s/o John & Malinda
Willey, Ora E. 12 Apr 1891 13 Apr 1891 d/o John & Malinda
Willey, Mary L. 19 Jun 1892 16 Aug 1893 d/o John & Malinda
Willey, Archie G. 20 Apr 1901 27 May 1920 s/o John & Malinda
Willey, John W. 1854 1928
Willey, Malinda 1864 1926
Willey, W. Pete 20 Jun 1975 92 years
Willey, Margaret Thomas 1860 1936
Willey, H.J. 1851 1910
Willey, Rachel L. 22 Mar 1882 5 Apr 1882 d/o H.J. & Margaret
Willey, Isaac 9 Oct 1828 5 Feb 1895
Willey, Absolum 13 Sep 1882 87/10/10
Willey, Russell 22 May 1917 1 Oct 1988 -
Willy, Roberta Williams 14 Oct 1882 16 Aug 1961

WILLEY Cemetery - Big Run, Wetzel Co., WV Compiled by Debra King & Joyce Yowler

Butler

Nellie A.

1882

1938

d/o Henry Columbus Wagner & Emma Zetta Higgins

w/o E.E.

Cooper

Audra (Higginbotham)

30 Nov 1902

7 Jul 1986

Audra Hazel Higginbotham w/o Beatty M. Cooper d. May 17, 1946

 

Fluharty

Allen

9 Jul 1904

4 Dec 1908

s/o Felix Fluharty & Anna Emoline Byard

 

Higgenbotham

Ardilla (Willey)

11 Nov 1837

19 Sep 1910

Ardilla "Granny Dill" (Ardelia & Ardella) Willey w/o of Joseph Jasper "J.J." "Jess" Higgins

 

Higgenbotham

Martha

1871

1938

Martha Kathryn/Catherine "Kate" Wagner d/o John Waggoner & Samantha Ann Willey. w/o Silas Bryon Higginbotham

 

Higgenbotham

R.G.

19 Sep 1837

14 Aug 1877

Reason G. Higginbotham h/o Ardilla "Granny Dill" (Ardelia & Ardella) Willey

 

Higgenbotham

Lucreta

1871

1872

Lucreta J. Higginbotham b. Aug 7, 1871. d/o Reason G. Higginbotham & Ardilla "Granny Dill" Willey

 

Higgins

J. C.

18 Oct 1881

5 May 1952

Joseph Camden "Cam" Higgins never m. s/o Joseph Jasper Higgins & Ardilla "Granny Dill" Willey

 

Higgins

Zilpha L.

1884

1884

d/o Joseph Jasper "J.J." "Jess" Higgins??

 

Higgins

Cora B.

3 Dec 1882

23 Nov 1884

d/o Joseph Jasper "J.J." "Jess" Higgins?? Wife Elizabeth Willey d. 1880.

d/o J. & E.J.

Hostutler

Frona (Willey)

1901

1979

Frona "Fronie" Willey w/o Charles Hostutler. d/o William "Pete" Willey & Roberta Williams

 

Johnston

Opal (Willey)

22 Jul 1903

25 Aug 1972

Opal Cora Willey. w/o Emory Roy Johnson (1903-1987) d/o William "Pete" Willey & Roberta Williams

 

Jones

Esther (Willey)

1916

1937

Esther Wilma Willey w/o UNK Jones. d/o William "Pete" Willey & Roberta Williams

 

Riggs

Kenneth M.

4 Dec 1908

20 May 1950

Related to Alvy Glenn Riggs who m. Lucy Marie Willey? They named a son Kenneth Michael (1958-2003).

 

Rine

Dottie

w/o W.

22 Apr 1890

Sarah J. Swisher d/o Charles Bowman Swisher & Amy Jolliffe (per Violet Cogar: .. almost certain this is Sarah Jane w/o Wesley (Rine) ... named aft (Gmother) Dottie. Provided by Suzie Schoolcraft)

20 years

Schutz

B.A.

26 Jan 1900

19 Apr 1906

s/o Theodosia Lee Willey & John Shultz

s/o J.H. & T.H.

Schutz

John

1872

1941

h/o Theodosia Lee Willey

 

Schutz

Thedosia T. (Lee?) (Willey)

19 May 1880

17 Apr 1904

Theodosia Lee Willey. d/o Henry Jackson Willey & Margaret Thomas

w/o John

Vandruff

Virgil E.

8 Apr 1918

14 Sep 1999

s/o Ellis D. Vandruff & Barbara Ellen Victoria Brewer

US Army

Wagner

Emma Z. (Willey)

22 Sep 1871

11 Apr 1942

d/o Joseph Jasper "J.J." Higgins & Elizabeth Willey. w/o Henry Columbus Wagner

 

Wagner

Frank

10 Jan 1927

11 Jun 1965

s/o Mary Alice Wagner who was a d/o Henry Columbus Wagner & Emma Zetta Higgins

W.Va. Cpl Co 16 Inf Regt

Wagner

Ida F. (UNK)

1912

1981

w/o Joseph Odgar Wagner

 

Wagner

Joseph Odgar

13 Mar 1896

13 Sep 1976

s/o Henry Columbus Wagner & Emma Zetta Higgins

 

Wagner

Martin W.

14 Dec 1891

3 Jun 1953

s/o Henry Columbus Wagner & Emma Zetta Higgins

W.Va. PFC Inf WWI

Wagner

Mary A.

13 Apr 1905

25 Oct 1934

Mary Alice Wagner d/o Henry Columbus Wagner & Emma Zetta Higgins

 

Willey

Absolum

 

13 Sep 1882

Absolom V. Willey b. Nov 3, 1794. h/o Rachel Zelpha Horner. s/o James Willey Sr. & Rachel Murphy

87/10/10

Willey

Archie G.

20 Apr 1901

27 May 1920

s/o John Westley Willey & Malinda Rush

 

Willey

Bernie

7 May 1899

25 Dec 1970

Elijah Thoburn "Bernie" Willey s/o Elisha Kelley Willey & Drusilla "Celia" Thomas

 

Willey

Celia (Thomas)

1862

1952

Drusilla "Celia" Thomas w/o Elisha Kelley Willey

 

Willey

Egbert

1887

1959

Francis Egbert Willey s/o Elisha Kelley Willey & Drusilla "Celia" Thomas

 

Willey

H.J.

1851

1910

Henry Jackson Willey h/o Margaret Thomas

 

Willey

Herman

1902

1930

Herman Curfew Willey s/o Elisha Kelley Willey & Drusilla "Celia" Thomas

 

Willey

Isaac

9 Oct 1828

5 Feb 1895

s/o Absolom V. Willey & Rachel Zelpha Horner

 

Willey

John W.

1854

1928

John Westley Willey h/o Malinda Rush, s/o William Willey & Clarinda Anderson

 

Willey

Kelley

1862

1928

Elisha Kelley Willey h/o Drusilla "Celia" Thomas

 

Willey

Malinda (Rush)

1864

1926

Malinda Rush w/o John Westley Willey. No parent Info.

 

Willey

Margaret (Thomas)

1860

1936

w/o Henry Jackson Willey

 

Willey

Mary L.

19 Jun 1892

16 Aug 1893

d/o John Westley Willey & Malinda Rush

 

Willey

Ora E.

12 Apr 1891

13 Apr 1891

d/o John Westley Willey & Malinda Rush

 

Willey

Rachel L.

22 Mar 1882

5 Apr 1882

d/o Henry Jackson Willey & Margaret Thomas

 

Willey

Russell

22 May 1917

1 Oct 1988

Russell Howard "Russ" Willey s/o Francis Egbert Willey & Zora Virden Moore

 

Willey

W. Pete

 

20 Jun 1975

William "Pete" b. 1882. h/o of Roberta Williams, s/o Henry Jackson Willey & Margaret Thomas

92 years

Willey

William M.

13 Dec 1886

6 Apr 1888

s/o John Westley Willey & Malinda Rush

 

Willey

Zora (Moore)

1889

1936

Zora Virden Moore w/o Francis Egbert Willey. d/o Lewis Marshall Moore & Lucy Elizabeth Dosse

 

Willy

Roberta (Williams)

14 Oct 1882

16 Aug 1961

w/o William "Pete" Willey

 

Debra says the following three are buried here too:

Higgins

Joseph Jasper "Jess" "J.J."

abt 1845

 

s/o of Joseph Higgins & Elizabeth Long

Higgins

Elizabeth (Willey)

3 Apr 1844

28 Sep 1880

d/o of William Willey & Clarinda Anderson. w/o Joseph Jasper "Jess" "J.J." Higgins

Willey

Lonnie Carlton

6 Sep 1906

3 Sep 1992

s/o Elisha Kelley Willey & Drusilla "Celia" Thomas

Possibles: I have this family as buried at Big Run Cem, Wetzel Co., WV. Is that this cem?

Higginbotham

Silas Bryon

6 Nov 1868

14 Apr 1949

s/o Reason G. Higginbotham & Ardilla "Granny Dill" Willey

Higginbotham

Martha "Kate" (Wagner)

31 Jul 1871

26 Jul 1938

Martha Kathryn/Catherine "Kate" Wagner d/o John Waggoner & Samantha Ann Willey. w/o Silas Bryon Higginbotham

Cutting

Maud Lucinda (Higginbotham)

24 May 1891

31 May 1979

d/o Silas Bryon Higginbotham & Martha "Kate" Wagner

Higginbotham

Francis Harold

21 Sep 1900

13 Aug 1961

s/o Silas Bryon Higginbotham & Martha "Kate" Wagner

Higginbotham

Franklin W.

30 Dec 1892

1 Oct 1896

s/o Silas Bryon Higginbotham & Martha "Kate" Wagner

Willey

James

26 Mar 1823

 

s/o Absolom V. Willey & Rachel Zelpha Horner

per obit burial was in the Willey Cem. - *See obit below

Fluharty

Edward Newton

6 Dec 1907

17 Mar 1961

s/o Felix Fluharty & Anna Emoline "Annie" Byard h/o Lucy Minear

*Edward Newton Fluharty 54y of Flemington Rt#2 was found dead in a car at 3:00 am on Sunday morning March 19, near the Pepper Community in Barbour County. Sgt. R. K. Price of the Philippi State Police Department, who was investigating officer, reported that death was due to natural causes.

Mr. Fluharty was born December 6, 1906, in Wetzel County, a son of the late Felix and Annie Byard Fluharty. Survivors include his widow, Mrs., Lucy Minear Fluharty; two sisters Mrs. L G. (Rosie) Wyatt of Smithfield and Mrs. Harry E. Guthrie of Morgantown; a brother, Rodney Fluharty of Colliers and a half brother Hugh Byard of Smithfield Rt#1.

The body was taken from a local funeral home to one in Pine Grove, and funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday in Higgins Chapel Church of Christ at Big Run with Evangelist Raymond Norris officiating. Burial was in the Willey Cemetery. SOURCE: Barbour Democrat. Mar 23, 1961; pg. 12. Provided by Bridgette Osz

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