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Cemetery Name:

Asbury

 

Asbury Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Sissonville
Coordinates: 38.6028N  -81.7218W
Maintained by: Retha & Walter Harrison's family
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: June 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Good (June 2004)
Accessibility: Easily accessible in good weather.  Turn on road to Liberty Post Office, and continue up Frog Creek about mile to where the road forks to the right across the creek.  Just across the creek, there is a double driveway on the left, one portion of it leading up to the top of the knoll (the other leading around to the back of the knoll to a private residence). There is a good, solid area to park and turn around at the top of the knoll by the cemetery.  The driveway could be a little rutted after a heavy rain, and would be a steep drive to navigate in snow & ice.

** Condition of cemetery as observed on the given date -
may not be representative of care at other times of the year
Scale: Excellent - Good - Fair - Poor - Abandoned

 

Last Name: First Name:

Born:

Died:

Inscription:

Photo:

Source:

Asbury Abbie M. 19 November 1914 17 November 1993 "US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Asbury Arland M. 1906 1963 "Veteran World War II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Asbury Carroll R. 1922 1923   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Asbury Charles M. January 1936 July 1963   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Asbury Delma M. 1917 1921   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Asbury Destle 16 September 1891 14 July 1917 "Wife of H.L. Asbury"
"Asleep In Jesus, Peaceful Rest"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Asbury Fred M. 17 August 1923 8 May 1979 "TEC5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Asbury G.M.   6 November 1905 "Aged 59Y, 4M, 8D" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Asbury Homer Leslie 1889 1951 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Asbury Susann Miller 1899  
Asbury Leon K.   19 May 1920 [Shared stone]

"Son and Daus of Homer & Susann Asbury"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Asbury Lois E. 11 June 1924 9 June 1926
Asbury Iris   18 September 1938
Asbury Levisa B. Smith 8 September 1847 16 June 1941   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Asbury O.K.   31 July 1904 "Aged 23Y, 7M, 3D" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Asbury Rixie R. 16 December 1901 12 May 1988 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Asbury Pearl D. 2 January 1904 18 September 1996
Asbury Warren F. 1882 1961 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Asbury Lilly B. 1878 1960
Bowling Howard C. 14 March 1873 3 December 1953     *
Bowling Sarah A.   24 December 1927     *
Carney Christy L. 15 February 1880 1920 [Christopher Lawrence Carney - son of Eldridge and Margaret Raines Carney] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Carney Eldridge April 1852 3 October 1915 [Son of Silas and Lucinda Fisher Carney]
"In Memory Of"
[Dau. of William and Mary Raines]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Carney Margaret Raines May 1851 11 August 1927
Fellure Nathaniel   26 February 1908 "Aged 18Y, 3M, 2D" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Fisher Ben W. 1884 1939 "Asleep In Jesus" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Fisher Charles L. 1843 1938     *
Fisher Juanita 12 August 1914 16 September 1935   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Fisher Martin E.   15 January 1910 "Age 46Y, 5M, 28D" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Fisher Ola 1 April 1882 12 June 1925 "Wife of Walter C. Fisher"
"A Tender Mother And Faithful Friend"
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Fisher Roy J. 4 July 1921 9 March 1999 "PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Fisher Veldon O. 18 October 1908 10 June 1974 "CPL ARMY AIR FORCES" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Fisher Walter Cleveland 10 July 1888 21 April 1952   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Fisher Ward E. 29 June 1888 17 May 1971 [Husband & wife - shared stone]

"Till We Shall Meet And Never Part"

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Fisher Mamie V. 7 December 1888

22 November 1976

Fisher Wilson E. 6 January 1920 14 May 1973 "S SGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II BSM-PH" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Gibson Sarah M.   20 April 2010 [Dau. of John and Elsie May Conley Cook, wife of Lewis Gibson - from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Apr. 21, 2010]   Source: WVCPA research
Gibson Scott Alan   20 August 2005 [Aged 12 yrs - son of Vernon & Angela Gibson - from his obituary in Charleston Daily Mail 24 August 2005]   Source: WVCPA research
Grant Harvey Duston 6 September 1852 1 June 1919 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Grant Madeline Dolly 11 June 1862 13 October 1940
Goff Fleetie 26 December 1883 28 October 1906 "Wife of G.W. Goff"
"At Rest"
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Harrison Alberta       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Harrison Junior C. 16 May 1928 24 February 1966 "Gone But Not Forgotten" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Harrison Lelia       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Harrison Rebecca     [Dau of David Harrison, granddaughter of William & Elouise Harrison, great-granddaughter of Robert & Lora Harrison] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Harrison Robert H. 14 May 1900 1 June 1990 "Dad"
"In My Father's House Are May Mansions"
[Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Mom"
"Wed July 3, 1926"
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Harrison Lora M. 12 April 1908 19 December 1989
Harrison Vessie 26 May 1879 22 May 1913 "Wife of J.H. Harrison"
"In God We Trust"
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Hatcher Gene Arland 27 December 1963 30 August 1991 "God's Child" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Hunt Mary Helen 1919 2002   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Jones Archie Allen 11 March 1911 30 March 1935 "Father"

[Shared stone]

"Daughter"
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Jones Marcelene D. 13 May 1935 11 February 1937
Jones Laura Edith 1896 1978 "Loving Mother"
"Come Unto Me And I Will Give You Rest - Matt. 11:28"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Jones Owen 1898 1955 [Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Tho Lost To Sight To Memory Dear"
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Jones Mamie 1892 1934
Kay Lottie Smith 1910 1952   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Presley Lovell G. 9 September 1906 5 March 1996 "Dad"
[Husband & wife - shared stone]
"In Loving Memory"
"Mom"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Presley Hazel E. 2 May 1912 5 January 1996
Proctor Estle R. 1922 1941 [Son of Sylvester & Erma Proctor] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Proctor Phyllis M. 1926 1927 [Dau of Sylvester & Erma Proctor] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Proctor Sylvester 1898 1984 [Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Of Such Is The Kingdom Of Heaven"
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Proctor Erma I. 1900 1981
Rawlings Dennis I. 1 December 1913 11 November 1915 "Our Darlings Together In Heaven"
[Brothers - shared stone]
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Rawlings Russel W. 15 February 1912 3 November 1916
Reed Albert       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Reed Blaine       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Reed Finny       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Rhodes Okey       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Rogers Mary Elizabeth 1863 1935 "Widow of M.E. Fisher, wife of L.E. Rogers"
"In Loving Memory"
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Smith Charles W. "Charlie" 23 September 1954 28 July 2003 "Our Baby" Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Smith Haskell M. 6 July 1902 6 June 1997 [Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Married June 2, 1928"
"Children Marvin, Wanda, Ann, Flavel, Evon, Carol"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Smith Nina M. 11 April 1908 3 January 2003
Smith Herbert A. 1905 1966   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Smith Ina L. 16 July 1904 27 November 1904   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Smith Iona 15 November 1882 31 March 1916 "Wife of M.F. Smith"
"We trust our loss will be her gain, and that with Christ she's gone to reign"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Smith Jackie Lee 16 October 1945 20 October 1974 "Loving Brother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Smith Luther E.  1894 1974 "Rest In Peace" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Smith Mansfield 1874 1954 "Father" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Smith Martha Ann 3 December 1915 15 November 1985 "Precious Mother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Smith Marvin L. 3 August 1929 9 July 1948   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Smith Millard W. 1866 1952 [Husband & wife - shared stone]

"At Rest"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Smith Mary E. 1869 1953
Smith Robert E. 1888 1969 "In Loving Memory" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Snyder Mack Ray 20 September 1930 6 February 1960 "WEST VIRGINIA PFC US MARINE CORPS" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Snyder - Asbury Annie E. 2 April 1934 28 August 1996   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Stewart Denver Ira 2 September 1927 24 April 1984 "Beloved husband and father" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Stover Lula Carney 24 February 1891 3 September 1987   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Stover Margaret Adeline 13 January 1924 20 February 1944 "Dau. of S.W. & Lulu Stover"
"A Link Is Broken"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Stover S. Wesley 18 January 1901 25 May 1975   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Stuart Norma  17 December 1931 1 December 1997 "Age 66" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Turley Paul Steven 23 August 1956 22 May 1979   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Turley Vernon L. 1928 1987 [Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Married September 11, 1954"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Turley Gladious G. 1934  
Withrow Betty Jean 25 February 1935 24 December 2001 "Our Beloved Mother"
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life - John 3:16"
"Mother of Wayne, Orville, Ruth, Sharon, Dorsal, Eddie, Alice, Darrell"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Wolford Baby       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Wolford Fred 20 February 1886 18 February 1937     *
Wolford Robert 1921 1940 "In Loving Memory" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone
Wolford Stella E. 1892 1977   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone

Plus at least 10 graves marked with fieldstones or simple markers without names, 
and additional unmarked graves identified by the depressions in the lawn
(click on camera's below to view some of the markers)

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Previous Burials:
Carney Denver C. 9 January 1910 29 January 1980 [Son of Christopher Lawrence and Ella Edith Hisson Carney - originally buried here - body & tombstone later moved to Center Point Church Cemetery]    Source: results of WVCPA research, with assistance of Carney family researcher, Marieda Edens*
Carney Oshel B. 14 July 1913   [Velma Oshel Brotherton, wife of Denver Carney and daughter of George and Mattie Balch Brotherton - tombstone later moved to Center Point Church Cemetery]
Carney Eugene D. 11 April 1932 18 September 1934 [Son of Denver C. and Velma Oshel Brotherton Carney originally buried here - body & tombstone later moved to Center Point Church Cemetery]   Source: results of WVCPA research, with assistance of Carney family researcher, Marieda Edens*
Carney Infant Dau. 12 February 1934 12 February 1934 [Child of Denver C. and Velma Oshel Brotherton Carney originally buried here - body & tombstone later moved to Center Point Church Cemetery]

 

Comments: 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 by WVCPA or by family researchers who have contributed their findings to be posted on this web page.

This is a pretty little cemetery, located on a knoll overlooking the hollow just east of the Liberty post office in Putnam County.  It is in very well-maintained condition, though a couple of the shrubs on the graves have grown far beyond being decorative and have engulfed the tombstone near where they're planted.  This makes it very difficult to read, and even identify the location, of a couple of the tombstones.  This led to the classification of "good", rather than "excellent" above.

According to information provided by Levisa Smith Asbury's great-granddaughter LaRue, the cemetery was established by Levisa in the late 1800's, and that currently (per April 2006) the family of Robert and Lora May Harrison's daughter Retha are keeping up the cemetery.  She confirms that there are many unidentified graves in the cemetery, (incidentally many of these now marked by small markers with praying hands engraved on them, though some still have only fieldstones). She says she was told as a child that those were babies graves - stillborn, died shortly after birth, etc.  

[*above indicates that there was no tombstone found in June 2004 - listed information from "Putnam County Cemetery Inscriptions", Upper Vandalia Historical Society]

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