King Cemetery

King Cemetery

Botetourt County, Virginia

Location: Route 615 near Oriskany – well kept

Photo’s of graves taken on 22 May 2009

By Rena Worthen & Stephen A. Taylor

King Community Church nowhere near the King Cemetery

Another view of King Memorial Community Church

Another view of King Memorial Community Church

King Memorial Community Church Sign

View of King Cemetery from inside the first gate

View of area from inside the King cemetery

King, Henry L. 1907 – 1962 (Funeral Home Marker)5/1/1907 4/26/1962 Henry Lewis King s/o Jasper W. King and Virginia Crawford. Eagle Rock Funeral Home.

King, Henry L. 1907 – 1962 (one half of a double stone)

King, Betty V. 1910 – 1996 – Wife of Henry L. King

KING, Betty Via, 85, of Oriskany, died Sunday, May 5, 1996, at her home. She is survived by three daughters, Gladys Anderson, Gayle Hanna and Gay Devinney, all of Oriskany; one son, Gary King of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, William Via of Covington; one sister, Mabel King of Oriskany; 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oriskany Community Church, with interment in the King family cemetery. The family will receive friends at Boitnott Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

King, Henry L. 1907 – 1962 & King, Betty V. – 1910 – 1996

Flippo, Jeffrey Lynn 1952 – 1974 (Funeral Home Marker)

Flippo, Jeffery L. 1952 – 1974 Flippo, Mary Jane – 1921 – 2001 (Mary Jane Proffitt Flippo – 8 Dec 1921 – 18 Sep 2001 Flippo, John Lawrence – 1919 – 1991

John Lawrence Flippo , Jr., age 72, of 3318 Circle Brook Dr., Roanoke, died Tuesday, October 1, 1991. He was born in Oriskany, Va., February 11, 1919. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sally Jane Flippo and one son, Jeffrey L. Flippo. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Flippo; mother, Sally Flippo Charlton; two sons and daughters-in-law, David L. and Wanda Flippo , Stephen Mark and Linda Flippo , both of Roanoke; two brothers, Donald W. Charlton of New Castle, Va.; Patrick K. Charlton of Covington, Va.; four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 6 at 1:00 p.m. at King Memorial Church, Oriskany, Va. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Fincastle Rescue Squad and the American Heart Association.

*** note – John Lawrence Flippo, Jr. was a son of John Lawrence Flippo & Sarah “Sallie” Gertrude King, a Daughter of William Jasper King & Virginia Katherine Crawford.

FLIPPO, Mary Jane Proffitt, (Janie), of Roanoke, originally of Clifton Forge, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lawrence Flippo, two sons, Jeffrey Lynn Flippo and David Lawrence Flippo, and daughter, Sallie Jane Flippo. She leaves her lovely memories with son, Stephen Mark Flippo and wife, Deborah; daughters-in-law, Linda Flippo and Wanda Flippo ; four grandchildren, David, Michelle, Nikki, and Jessica; three great-grandchildren, Brittany, Lauren, Alyssa; two brothers, O. C. (Buddy) Proffitt and Donald (Priff) Proffitt; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends whom she loved as family. All those who were fortunate enough to be touched by Janie's life will always know her as Momma Janie, a rare person who loved all and in kind was loved by many. Her compassion and caring for others were second to none. Her fun-loving spirit combined with her ever positive outlook on life presented joy to all those around her. She would wish to be remembered with only fond memories and not sadness. An informal memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2001 at King Memorial Community Church, in Oriskany, Va. at 4 p.m. The family asks that all loved ones gather and bring your fondest memories. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Leukemia Society of America.

Lemon, Vivian K. 28 Mar 1909 – 13 February 2005 & Lemon, W. Rodney – 1 Sep 1910 – 1 Sep 1991

Vivian King Lemon, 95, of Oriskany, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2005. She was the daughter of the late Jasper and Katherine Crawford King, and was preceded in death by her husband, William Rodney Lemon; two sons, Walton and Howard Lemon, Sr.; four brothers and four sisters. Vivian retired from the Oriskany Post Office after 20 years service. Survivors include her son, Jerry W. Lemon of Eagle Rock; Jerry's girlfriend, Robin Barton; brother and sister-in-law, Alfred and Mabel King of Eagle Rock; grandchildren and spouses, Vickie and John Ashley, Skip and Diane Lemon, Christine and Joe Monaghan, Amanda and Edwin Dennis; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 16, 2005 in the Eagle Rock Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray D. Sandifer officiating. Interment will follow in the King Family Cemetery in Oriskany. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eagle Rock Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 234, Eagle Rock, Va. 24085 or the Fincastle Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 432, Fincastle Va. 24090. The family will receive family and friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, 14777 Church Street, Eagle Rock, 884-2276.

ORISKANY - W. Rodney Lemon, age 81, died in a Salem Hospital September 1, 1991. Survived by his wife Vivian K. Lemon of Oriskany; one son Jerry Lemon of Salem; four grandchildren, Amanda Lemon; Kris Lemon; Vickie Asheley; and Howard Lemon II; four great-grandchildren. Funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the King Memorial United Methodist Church with burial in the King family cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. in the Eagle Rock Funeral Home.

Lemon, Walton Rodney 13 Mar 1943 – Infant

King, William Jasper 1867 – 1961 (8/29/1867 3/8/1961 s/o John H. King & Ellen Surber) & King, Virginia Katherine {Crawford} – 1874 – 1959 (9/5/1874 12/14/1959 d/o W. B. Crawford & Fannie Lemon

Persinger, Baby Girl 15 Jun 1955 – Daughter of Marshall & Susi Persinger

Persinger, Ernest C. [Christopher] 9 Nov 1895 – 21 Feb 1952

Persinger, Octive Paris 8 Oct 1894 – 13 Oct 1963 & Persinger, Eva {Florence} Lee – 15 Feb 1901 – 11 Nov 1958

[Octive Paris Persinger was a daughter of Jacob Wood Persinger & Clara Nace] [Eva Florence Lee was a daughter of James R. Lee & Sallie Newcomb, wife of Ernest C. Persinger]

Drummond, Lottie P. (Persinger) 1899 – 1972 (7/29/1899 4/5/1972 d/o J. M. Persinger & Clara Nace) [part of a double stone] & Drummond, A. M. “Tom” [Arthur Mason] 1897 – 1983 – [other side of double stone]

New, Bobby R. 5 May 1938 - _____ - [half of a double stone] New, Frances L. 3 Nov 1930 – 15 Nov 2000 – [other half of double stone]

NEW, Frances Persinger, 70, passed away November 15, 2000. Mrs. New was a teacher in the Head Start Program for 15 years, and a member of Cross Roads Christian Church, New Castle. She was preceded in death by a sister, Winifred Smith. She is survived by her husband, Bobby New of New Castle; three daughters, Jeanie Drummond of Eagle Rock, Dianne Barrows of Chesapeake, Frances Vassi of Goodview; one sister, Geraline Shuff of Covington; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial service Friday, November 17, 7 p.m. at Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle. The family will receive friends at the home of Bobby New.

[Frances Persinger was a daughter of Roy William Persinger & Ruby Ellen Tucker]

New, Luther P. 25 Dec 1925 – 17 Nov 1978

New, Myrtle 1906 – 2004 & New, William C. – 1902 – 1979

Myrtle Spradlin New, 98, of New Castle, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2004. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, October 17, 2004 at King Family Cemetery, Oriskany with Pastor David Cox officiating. Family will receive friends Saturday 6-8p.m. at Paitsel Funeral Home Chapel.

New, William C. 1902 – 1979 0 [half of a double stone] {Died 16 Apr 1979}

New unmarked grave beside William & Myrtle New no marker only flowers

Harlow, Ruby Craft 1928 – 2006 – [Funeral Home Marker]

Harlow, Ruby C. 20 Apr 1928 – 14 May 2006

Ruby C. Harlow, 78, of Oriskany, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warner Moore Harlow; parents, Paris and Pearl Craft; and sister, Ruth Craft. She is survived by children, Shirley and Kenneth Wertz, Junior and Bonnie Harlow, Larry Harlow and Amy Ward, Kathy and Walter Musgrove, Patricia Ferguson, William and Teresa Howell and, Roger and Penny Spangle; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lloyd and Judy Craft and Arthur and Carolyn Craft; sisters, Edith Radford and Edna Wolfe. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at King Memorial Church, Oriskany with the Rev. David Cox and Gary Brown officiating. Interment will follow at King Memorial Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6 to 8p.m. Tuesday at Paitsel Funeral Home Chapel, New Castle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paitsel Funeral Home to help with funeral

Harlow, Warner Moore 15 Feb 1925 – 15 Apr 1995

Harlow, Warner M. 15 Feb 1925 – 15 Apr 1995 (Military Marker) U. S. Navy – World War II

Craft, Paris V. (Van Buren) 1898 – 1979 & Craft, Pearl C. – 1906 – 1988

[Paris Van Buren Craft – 30 Apr 1898 – 3 Jul 1979] {Son of Benjamin Franklin Craft & Julia Ann Broughman}

[Pearl Cecil Rock – 18 Nov 1906 – 21 May 1988] {Daughter of Benton D. Rock & Effie M. Persinger}

Craft, Ruth Genell 29 Dec 1936 – 24 Aug 1954Obit Daughter of Paris & Pearl Rock Craft

Jones, Vette G. 1897 – 1902?

Jones, Freeman Julian 12 Jan 1883 – 7 Jun 1950

King, Pearl S. 5 Aug 1899 – 6 Feb 1969 (d/o J. L. King & Dora Belle Reid)

Pullen, Mary Lee (King) 13 Jul 1891 – 9 Feb 1973 (d/o J. L. King & Dora Belle Reid)

Pullen, Irven G. 26 Apr 1883 – 4 Jun 1954

Tucker, Betty Jo 1931 – death date gone – (Funeral Home Marker)

Persinger, Fulton A. 1881 – 2 Feb 1958 – (Homemade marker)

Persinger, Fulton A. 1881 – 2 Feb 1958 – (Homemade marker)

Persinger, Fulton A. side view of stone

Long walk up to the cemetery

Rider Family Stone

Rider, Frank L. 13 Aug 1879 – 18 Aug 1945

Rider, Lelia G. 22 Feb 1882 – 5 Jan 1960

Nelson, Henry William 19 May 1895 – 11 Apr 1977 – (Military Marker) Pvt. U. S. Army – World War I

Nelson, Maude Persinger 22 Apr 1902 – 3 Apr 1978

Hall, C. W. 24 Jun 1862 – 3 Feb 1938 & Hall, Jennie C. – 2 May 1869 – no death date

Possible grave stone can’t read a thing

Elmore, Edward b/d Feb. 1963 very hard to read through the rose bush – sorry

Elmore, Infant daughter – 7 Feb 1963 – 7 Feb 1963 Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Elmore

Ledford, Howard D. 23 Nov 1922 – 26 Jan 1987 & Ledford, Lucy A. (Drummond) – 21 Dec 1925 – 31 Jul 1996

LEDFORD, Lucy Drummond, 70, of New Castle, died Wednesday, July 31, 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Ledford Sr. She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Edward Elmore, New Castle, Bonnie and Bruce Warf, Oriskany, Patty and Gary Crawford, Walbridge, Oh, Jackie and Todd Yancey, Hinton, W.Va.; seven sons and daughters-in-law, Ronny and Brenda Ledford , Covington, Toby and Sandy Ledford , Oriskany, George and Jeannie Ledford , Covington, Charlie and Debbie Ledford , Walbridge, Oh, Michael and Brenda Ledford , New Castle, Bill Ledford , New Castle, Howard and Lisa Ledford Jr, Roanoke; 26 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters and 1 brother. Funeral services will be conducted by Buddy Boitnott and David Cox Saturday, August 3, 1996 2 p.m. at King Memorial Community Church, Oriskany. Interment will follow in the King Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, August 2, 1996 at Paitsel Funeral Home, New Castle. The family requests that memorial gifts be made to Craig County Rescue Squad.

Grave with funeral home marker & flowers with no name or date

Grave with funeral home marker with no name or dates

Wolfe, C. Raymond 1928 – 1977 & Wolfe, Edna C. – 1932 – _______ [Charles Raymond Wolfe – 24 Jul 1928 – 21 Aug 1977] [Edna Marie Craft – 22 Jun 1932 - daughter of Paris & Pearl Craft]

Howdyshell, Jacqualine Dean 28 Feb 1939 – 10 Jul 1940 & Howdyshell, Glenda Lee – 15 Sep 1940 – 27 Dec 1940 (Both names on a double stone)

King, Kenton E. 6 Nov 1903 – 28 Mar 1973 (s/o J. L. King & Dora Belle Reid)& King, Edna A. – 11 Oct 1908 – 1 Sep 1956

King, Kent E. 1903 – 1973 – Funeral Home Marker

Stone with E. A. K.

Stone with K.E. K.

Horton, Daddy 1894 – 1967

Horton, Ann 1908 – 1959

Horton, Uncle Frank 1885 – 1966

Horton Family Stone

Rock, Effie Myrtle Persinger 3 Mar 1887 – 28 Feb 1958

Persinger, John Lewis 17 Apr 1878 – 27 Oct 1955

Unmarked Gravesite identified through Funeral Records

Penington, Baby Girl 1/6/1966 1/6/1966 d/o C. R. Pennington & Viola Drummond