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Cemetery Name:

Creston 

Creston Cemetery, Mason Co., West Virginia

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Cottageville
Coordinates: 38.7865N  -81.8650W

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Last Name: First Name: Born: Died: Inscription: Photo: Source:
Taylor Roy Mendell 11 June 1949 15 March 2007 [Son of Johnnie Z. and Olivia Gentry Taylor, husband of Leslie Durst Taylor - from his obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register Mar. 17, 2007] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA research
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Thiem Minerva Moore 6 September 1897 28 September 1970     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Machir and Burdette
Thompson Leland Alexzander 7 October 2008 4 November 2008 [Son of Billy Jack and Reva Yvonne Prichard Thompson - from his obituary in the Jackson Herald Nov. 14, 2008]   Source: WVCPA research
Thornton Fronus W. 1897 -
27 February 1896
1 July 1952 "WEST VIRGINIA PFC FIELD HOSP 24 WORLD WAR I"
"Father"
[Husband, wife and son - shared stone]
"Wife"
"Son"
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Thornton Lettie 1897 19__
Thornton Hobart C. 1927  
Thornton Leo R. "Pete", Sr. 13 June 1915 26 December 1995 [Husband, wife and son - shared stone]
"Precious Memories"
"Married Jan., 25, 1941"
"Parents of: Karen Rose and L. Ray, Jr."
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Thornton Rosa J. Moore 3 May 1921  
Thornton Mariah Fultz 1841 1938   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Van Meter Doris W. Hunt 29 October 1933 12 December 2009 [Dau. of Earl D. and Eliza Jane Hunt - from her obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register Dec. 15, 2009]   Source: WVCPA research
Wandling Wilmer D. 1918 1987 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Thy Will Be Done"
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Wandling Louise Sayre 1925 2005
Watkins Charles P. 1910 1980 "TEC5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Precious Lord Take My Hand"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Watkins Lettie Miller 1910 1980
Watkins Clay, Jr. 25 December 1926 7 March 2009 [From his obituary in the Jackson Star-News Mar. 12, 2009]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
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Watkins Stella Gulley Brotherton 1932  
Wayne Bobbie Brooks 2 May 1927 19 November 2001 "AS US NAVY WORLD WAR II"
"Loving Father"
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Wayne Charles W. 28 December 1931 29 April 1999   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wayne Dennis Austin 13 June 1935 24 December 2001 "SP4 US ARMY"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Gloriously Unstoppable"
"Married Oct. 12, 1963"
"Beloved Parents of Mark, Shannon and Christopher"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wayne Carolyn Waybright 24 October 1942  
Wayne James F. 28 June 1902 23 June 1994 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker
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Wayne Roena E. 8 November 1907 24 February 1976
Wedge [Infant] 1925 1925 "Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Wedge" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wedge Cecil C. 1925 1946   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wedge Dorsel Carl 1921 1921   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wedge Dorsel E. 12 June 1886 5 June 1958 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wedge Estella M. 12 December 1889 18 May 1970
Wedge Elvin E. 1927 1976 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker
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Wedge Frances Austin 1930  
Wedge John, Jr. 1921 1980 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wedge Wanda M. 1927  
Wedge John I. 1856 1935 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wedge Rosa J. 1866 1923
Wedge John Lewis 19 April 1897 8 December 1970 "WEST VIRGINIA S2 US NAVY WORLD WAR I"
"Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
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Wedge Lucy Jane 1899 1990
Wedge Lewis Everett 16 February 1923 20 May 2008 [Son of John Lewis and Lucy Jane Wedge, husband of Alpha Louise Wedge - from his obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register May 21, 2008]   Source: WVCPA research
Wedge Roscoe L. 2 November 1910 10 April 1997 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Precious Memories"
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Wedge Hazel M. 2 June 1908 24 August 1989
Westmoreland Jerry Wayne 29 June 1951 27 April 1993 "US NAVY VIETNAM" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker
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Westmoreland Randy Charles 6 August 1954 9 August 2010 [Son of Charles R. and Oma Lee Westmoreland - from his obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register Aug. 10, 2010]   Source: WVCPA research
Westmoreland Shannon 8 August 1972 4 September 1999 "An inspiration to all who knew him" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wheeler Cicero J. 1883 1957 "At Rest" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wheeler Della E. 1871 1953 [Shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wheeler Bertha A. 1871 1925
Wheeler Delmer C. 1920 2002 [Shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker
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Wheeler Phyllis Barr 1930  
Wheeler Vickie N. 1969 1969
Wheeler Earl D. 1921 1921 "Our Baby" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker
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Wheeler Elmer D. 1871 1933 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
"At Rest"
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Wheeler A. Janie 1886 1969
Wheeler Frederick W. 1913 1913 "Our Baby" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker
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Wheeler Gladys V. 1906 1906 "Our Baby" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker
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Wheeler Joseph 1842 1929 "CO. B. 22 VA. INF. C.S.A." Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wheeler Malinda C. 1846 1904 "Mother"
[Mother and daughter - shared stone]
"Sister"
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Wheeler Myrtle 1881 1905
Wheeler Nellie B. 1917 1917 "Our Baby" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker
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Wheeler Russell Clayton 3 May 1927 8 June 2010 [Son of Cicero Joseph and Mary Marie Keefer Wheeler, husband of Vicy Jane Wheeler - from his obituary from GateHouse News Service June 15, 2010]   Source: WVCPA research
Wheeler Vicy Jane 16 February 1932 25 October 2008 [Dau. of Jessie James and Carmie DeBoard McCoy, wife of Russell Clayton Wheeler - from her obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register Oct. 27, 2008]   Source: WVCPA research
Wheeler Virginia 24 April 1840 21 August 1916 "Age 76 Yrs. 3Mo. & 28Ds" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wheeler Wm. Henry 1916 1944 "Brother"
[Brothers - shared stone]
"Brother"
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Wheeler Cleon E. 1924 1944
Williams Jesse D.   27 October 1970 [65 years of age]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Machir and Burdette
Willis Van 1889 1911 "To Die is gain" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Withrow Rev. Vernon 13 August 1903 9 September 1981 "US ARMY"
"Dad"
"Jack"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mom"
"Married July 24, 1929"
"Till we shall meet and never part"
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Withrow Alma Knowles 28 March 1906 23 August 1992
Wolfe Julius S. 1895 1973 "In Loving Memory of..." Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wolfe Ulyses S. 1866 1951 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wolfe Mary E. 1866 1951
Wood Andrew G. 23 December 1851 28 October 1911 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Our Parents"
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Wood Eliza J. 1 January 1851  
Wood Artie M. 1887 1968 [Shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wood James F. 1856 1943
Wood J. Lonard 1920 1947   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wood Kenneth Everett 7 October 1901 11 September 1993 [Son of Nathaniel and Mary Catherine Brannon Wood, who are buried at Pine Grove Cemetery]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Dau. of Delbert O. and Elizabeth Catherine Stone Balch, buried in this cemetery]
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Source: Additional information provided by family member
Wood Verta Belle Balch 17 September 1904 10 June 1963
Woodard Brenda M. 17 September 1947     Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Woodard Millie Jo 29 April 1939 25 November 2000   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Woodard Woodrow W. 1913 1987 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Woodard Elsie M. 1913 1989
Workman-Fox [Shared stone]
"Precious Memories"
[Dau. of James French and Roena Ethel Rogers Wayne, wife of Tom Workman - from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail May 26, 2008]
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Workman O. Thomas 1942  
Workman Doris Madeline Wayne 25 August 1933 24 May 2008
  Michael D. 1952  
Yates Clinton P. 1927 1994 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker
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Yates Shirley A. 1937 1987
Yauger Mary 1845 1917   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Young Clarence S. 15 May 1918 15 August 1968 "WEST VIRGINIA PVT CO E 3 SIGNAL TNG BN WORLD WAR II" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Unmarked or unidentifiable graves:
Wheeler ? Hun     [Small marker in the same group as other Wheeler graves - uncertain as to who had a nickname "Hun"] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
  Moma Jane     "She loved a lot in her time" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker
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        [Illegible] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
    __ April ___   [Illegible]
"Our Darling"
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        [Illegible - located next to Nannie Jones' grave] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
        [Illegible marker next to Smith infant grave] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
        [Infant grave alongside W.R. Scarberry's grave] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or marker
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Veteran's Memorial - Dedicated May 26, 1996:
"This Monument Is To Honor All The Men And Women Who Are Buried In This Cemetery That Served In The Armed Forces Of The United States And In Memory Of Those Who Gave Their Lives For Their Country."
"Greater Calling Hath No Man Than To Give His Life For A Just Cause"

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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Names engraved on the memorial per January 2017:]
 
CIVIL WAR WORLD WAR I
Joseph Wheeler
Preston Newell
Radford McCloud
George McDade
C.W. Childers
William Hughes
James Barnett
Robert C. Newberry
Ellsworth Moore
Cecil Barr
Early H. Herdman
George Frieze [Sp. Amer. War]
John L. Wedge
Fronus W. Thornton
Kenna Hughes
Vernon Withrow
FROM WORLD WAR I TO PRESENT TIME
Olin F. Myers
Joseph Molze
Larry Kapp
Millard F. Sayre
William K. Davis
John G. Kapp, Jr.
Robert J. Herdman
Clarence R. Shinn
Samuel W. Balch
Delbert V. Balch
Jerry W. Westmoreland
Clarence Hall, Jr.
Harry L. Kapp
Howard F. Knapp
Alva L. Barnett
Luther E. Facemyer
Floyd E. Pierson
Charles A. Stover
Clarence S. Young
James F. Gaskins
William C. McKemy
Clinton P. Yates, Jr.
Randall W. Hughes
Clifford A. Myers
Franklin C. Kidwell
Henry F. Pickrell, Jr.
John W. Barber
William A. Stone
Henry T. Beattie
Ricky G. Hood
Robert E. Sayre
James A. Haynes
Dencil L. Morrison
Milford J. McDermott
Billy E. Smith
George H. Davis
Otho Legue
Berthal S. Miller
Edgar Sayre
Charles J. Rollins
David L. McGuire
Howard J. Hunt
Lyndall L. Roseberry
Charles P. Watkins
John L. Wedge, Jr.
Oris D. Lathey
Orvil L. Sayre
Dorsel H. Myers
Jack E. Randolph
Russell Barr
Ralph Fisher
Kenneth C. Hughes
Howard C. Rice
Douglas H. Hall
Charles Higginbotham
Robert L. Brotherton
Lawrence E. Newberry
William E. Gilpin
Richard H. Beatty
Lawrence A. Johnson
Lester H. Devault
Howard E. Jarrett
Bobbie B. Wayne
Dennis A. Wayne
William H. Baker
Loris Q. Pullins
Robert L. Farmer
Roy E. Hall
Vitus Hartley, Jr.
Johnnie Hoschar
Dewayne L. Sayre
Dale F. Barr
Henry I. Hunt
Harold S. Clark
James A. Barnhart
Roy M. Taylor
John W. Stover
Jerry C. Casto
Harold A. Kent
Lewis E. Wedge
Clay Watkins Jr.
Jerry M. Hickman
Bobby L. Moles
David J. Beckner Jr.
Randy C. Westmoreland
Lawrence Hughes
Jesse L. Bower
Mitchell Bower
William Capehart
Cecil E. Hill
Paul Gorrell
Denver L. Casto
Glenn A. Sayre
William H. Durst

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Dates in Red are not inscribed on the tombstone and have either been calculated based on death date or are as a result of research on the individual.

A bit of history as reported by the Charles Wedge family (long time cemetery committee members and descendents of the original donors of the land for the cemetery), as provided by WVCPA contributor, Bev Wedge Rardin:

"The Creston Church was originally known as Creston Chapel.  On April 4th, 1894 the Creston Cemetery was organized.  The acre of land used for the cemetery was purchased from J.P. Jones for ten dollars.  The trustees were Albert Gwynn, William Cossin and D.W. Jones.  The cemetery has been enlarged to 6 acres.  The first burial was Albert Birchard in 1897 who was 24 years old.  His burial was 3 years after the cemetery was established.  The second section of the cemetery was referred to as Creston Knob.  At the peak of the knob stands a flag pole.  The first veteran buried at Creston was Radford McCloud, a Civil War Veteran.  However in 1925 the Childers family, who were buried on Big Spruce (Otho Cossin farm) were exhumed and moved with horses and wagon to Creston.  Charles Childers who was a Civil War veteran, was buried in 1892, 17 years before Radford McCloud.  To honor the many veterans buried in Creston Cemetery a memorial was erected and dedicated on May 26, 1996.  The Childers family donated burial plots back to the cemetery (which were centrally located) and three of those plots were used to erect the monument.  The original trustees for the memorial, all veterans, were Bob Moles (Air Force), Denver Casto (Army), Cecil Hill (Army), Henry Hunt (Army) and Charles Wedge (Navy).  Casto Funeral Home in Evans, owned by James and Lila Casto, played an important role in assisting the trustees with the design, purchase and erection of the memorial.  With the generous donations from the Castos, families and friends, the Veterans Memorial was purchased and built.  The memorial consists of 4 slabs, 2 flat and 2 upright which form a peak and has 4 sides on which names are engraved.  At the top of the memorial are the emblems of the 5 military branches.  At the time of erection, 54 veterans names were engraved.  Four of those veterans were killed in action, their names designated by a star.  There are veterans from the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.  Engraving of the names is done on an annual basis.  Donations for the Memorial can be sent to Charles Wedge, Route 1 Box 234  Leon, WV 25123."

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