Given Cemetery


Location: Located on a rise just across Parchment Creek from the community of Given, Jackson County, WV
GPS: N 38.73282 W 81.73607
Directions: Coming from the north exit I-77 Fairplain Exit route 21 south to Given Road on the right; from the south exit I-77 at Kenna Exit north on Route 21 to Given Road on the left. After you pass Parchment Valley Chapel on the right you will turn left across a bridge. Turn right onto Rockcastle Rd. Cemetery will be on the left.


Marvin Robie, JoAnn Jones, and Betty Briggs visited the cemetery in May 2015. Photos were taken of all markers. If you would like a better quality picture, contact Betty Briggs.

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Some information taken, with permission, from "Jackson County Cemeteries, Vol 1" by the Jackson County Historical Society, and are shown in curly brackets { }. Information not found on the markers has been added by the person reading the cemetery, and may not be accurate.

Information in brackets [ ] has been added by Betty Briggs and it is hopefully correct.


  • Randolph, Sharon K.    Mom    1958 - 1990
      Married Nov 24, 1973
    Randolph, Keith D    Dad    1958 -    

  • Hayes, Betty Lea    Dec 13, 1922    "An inspiration to all who knew her"   

  • Gandee, Robyn Hayes    30 Mar 1973 - 14 Aug 2014   
    Bench - Our family Chain is boken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.  

  • Casto, Carolyn S.    June 1, 1948 - May 18, 2010   

  • Likens, Sharon Kay    Dec 10, 1951 - Sept 24, 2010    Daughter of Erma Bowles Hayes    Niece of Oma Casto

  • Casto, Oma Myrtle    June 22, 1905 - May 23, 1986    [mn Bowles]
    Casto, Luther Floyd    Apr 17, 1899 - Aug 24, 1983      

  • Wolfe, Kevin J.    Feb 9, 1965
    Wolfe, Virginia L.    May 29, 1969 - May 19, 2005   

  • Thaxton, Dale E.    Apr 9, 1947 - June 15, 2000
    Thaxton, Joyce R.    Jan 7, 1948

  • Halstead, Keith    1955 - 2009   

  • Carter, Joann    1936 - 2007   

  • Pringle, Hilda E.    1932 - 1975    {Hilda Eileen (Casto) April 2, 1932 - Oct 12, 1975}   
    Pringle, James R.    1930 - 2015    {James Ray Apr 1930}  

  • Rhodes, Ivy F.    1909 - 1983    {Ivy Frances (Braham Sept 5, 1909 - }   
    Rhodes, Luther V.   1899 - 1972    {Apr 26, 1899 - July 1972}  

  • Randolph, James R, Sr.    Feb 20, 1936 - Nov 10, 1997   
       Wed June 12, 1954
    Randolph, B. Mae    Mar 18, 1935   [mn Bessie Mae Rhodes]

  • Fisher, Robert D.    July 7, 1974   
    Wed Apr 26, 1997
    Fisher, Tabitha N.    Mar 19, 1981 - Dec 30, 2013   

  • Nuckels, John B    1869 - 1932 At Rest   

  • Faber, Analene    Aug 31, 1917 - Sept 26, 1987   

  • Faber, Versie    Dau of C.C. & Cora A. Faber    1914 - 1920   

  • Wingett, Sarah Carney    1857 - 1928   

  • Wingett, In Memory of Lemuel   His Wife Lydia, Their Infant Twin Daughters   

  • Faber, Youdoris    Sept 30, 1926   

  • Moore, Lidia    Daughter of Samuel & Alice Moore   

  • Moore, Belle    Daughter of Samuel & Alice Moore  

  • Moore, Arvil    Born Oct 20, 1887    Son of Samuel & Alice Moore   

  • Kinser, Our Baby Son    Mr & Mrs G.F. Kinser {Gay & Stachia Kinser}    Dec 19, 1920   

  • Faber, Christopher C.    1869 - 1942  
    Faber, Cora A. Wingett    1884 - 1958  

  • French, J. Allen    1840 - 1926   
    French, Esther J.    1842 - 1928   

  • Nuckles, James H.    Father    1840 - 1927    Erected by Annie

  • Nuckles, Belle    Mother    1855 - 1914   

  • Nuckles, C.E.    {Charles}    1872 - 1928   
    Nuckles, Eva    1873 - 1919   

  • Nuckles, Ethel Mae    1905 - 1928   

  • Brotherton, Hattie H. Nov 1893 - Aug 1977   
    Brotherton, T. Clinton Nov 1893 - Nov 1966   

  • Brotherton, Pauline M.    Aug 1, 1929 - April 18. 1992   
    Brotherton, Tommy W.    June 29, 1936 - Nov 10, 1999   

  • Brotherton, Pauline Jewell    May 23, 1924 - Apr 18, 2004   

  • Barnett, Melissa {Ann}    1965 - 1965    {dau of Boyd Ray & Barabara Dunlap Barnette}

  • Barnett, Parvin B.    Apr 10, 1934 - May 12, 1995
       Wed Aug 15, 1953
    Barnett, Freda M.    Sept 10, 1932   

  • Barnett, Michael D.    July 18, 1954 - Apr 26, 2003   

  • Landfried, Russel    Aug 28, 1911 - May 20, 1987   
    Landfried, Ersil    Feb 17, 1911 - Dec 31, 1987   

  • Landfried, J. Marie    Apr 2, 1911 - Sept 23, 1994   
    Landfried, Daniel P.    Nov 11, 1907 - July 17, 1963   

  • Landfried, George M.    1864 - 1918    {Son of Philip & Sarah Ann (Ables) Landfried}
    Landfried, Anna    1877 - 1935 [mn Parsons]   

  • Landfried, Jessie    Dau of G.M. & Annie Landried    Born Sep 26, 1899    Died Nov 26, 1901   

  • Boggs, George    Son of Rev. Anderson Boggs    Feb 29, 1917   

  • Harrison, Clara    Wife of O.B. Harrison    Died Mar 8, 1891    Aged 25y 1m 4d    {mn Parsons}   

  • Harrison, Jessie B.    Dau of O.B. & C Harrison    Died Mar 13, 1891    Aged 5ms 4ds   

  • Parsons, Charles    May 1, 1840 - June 5, 1911    {son of Henry & Lavinia (Turner) Parsons}   
    Parsons, Alice R.    Aug 10, 1838 - May 16, 1918    {Dau of Andrew & Rebecca Moore, married Charles Jan 4, 1863}

  • Rhodes, Minnie    1869 - 1957  
    Rhodes, Robert    1869 - 1944

  • Rhodes, Georgia B.    1896 - 1960   

  • Parsons, Roberta    1929 - 1974    {Docia Roberta (Casto) March 23, 1929 - Sept 4, 1974}
    Parsons, Charles J.    1915 - 1955   

  • Stover, Martha A.    Feb 15, 1925  
    Stover, Howard "Tom"    Apr 10, 1922 - June 4, 2002   
    Stover, Howard Tom    PFC US Army    World War II    Apr 10, 1922 - June 4, 2002   

  • Parsons, Lorna Don    June 6, 1899 - Sept 1, 1972  

  • Parsons, Aaron Dewey    West Virginia Fireman 2 Cl. U.S.N.R.F. October 23, 1934 [Born July 13, 1898]  

  • Antal, Thomas Louis    Father    April 11, 1926 - December 26, 2005
    Antal, Sally Ethel    Mother    January 5, 1938  
    Antal, Thomas L.    Tec5 US Army World War II    Apr 11, 1926 - Dec 26, 2005

  • Barnett, C. Darrell    1936 - 1958   
  • Barnett, Alva P.    {"Case"}    1911 - 1969
    Barnett, Aulene M.    1915 - 1969    {Boswell}

  • Barnette, Carroll A.    Oct 26, 1934 - Nov 10, 2001
       Married Oct 16, 1974 Barnette, Effie Mae    May 26, 1940

  • Beegle, Mary J.    1936 - 2009

  • Skidmore, Otis M.    Father    May 7, 1922 - June 11, 2003      
    Skidmore, Otis M    Tec 4 US Army World War II    May 7, 1922 - Jun 11, 2003   

  • Skidmore, Brida A    Mother    Nov 17, 1925 - Feb 21, 1992

  • Skidmore, Infant Son of Otis and Brida Skidmore    1954

  • Barnett, Arch R.    Mar 4, 1899 - Feb 7, 1990
      Married 65 Years Barnett, Marvella M.    Apr 8, 1908 - June 14, 1995

  • Barnett, James Floyd    West Virginia A1C US Air Force    Aug 11, 1943 - Aug 14, 1967

  • Barnett, G. Charles    Nov 24, 1926 - Feb 22, 1934    {son of Arch & Marvella Barnett}   

  • Barnett, Della L {Leon}    West Virginia    Pvt US Army World War I    May 21, 1896 - Oct 26, 1972   

  • Barnett, J.B.    1858 - 19-- [d. 2/7/1942 per FAG0   
    Barnett, Ida I.    1866 - 1936    {dau of ARchibald S & Elizabeth Waugh Skidmore}   

  • Parsons, Okey    Dec 25, 1875 - jne 23, 1945   
    Parsons, Emma Moore    Mar 18, 1880 - Jul 13, 1919   

  • Skidmore, Archibald S.    1840 - 1908  
    Skidmore, Emma R.    His Wife 1862 - 1950  

  • Parsons, Martha E.    Mother 1885 - 1963

  • Parsons, Asbury A.    Father 1878 - 1958

  • Parsons, Martha Ellen   Dau.    1916 - 1917

  • Parsons, Eslie W.    Son 1903 - 1941

  • Skidmore, Leona A    Apr 1, 1921 - Oct 30, 2005

  • Skidmore, Virgil F.    Jan 14, 1901 - July 13, 1975

  • Skidmore, John E    1907 - 1942

  • Skidmore, Eda Jones    Mother 1875 - 1968

  • Skidmore, John B.    Father 1868 - 1944

  • Skidmore, Warren    West Virginia PHM3 US Navy World War I    June 16, 1895 - May 20, 1949

  • Holmgren, Mamie E Skidmore    Jan 19, 1909 - Apr 17, 1979

  • Hager, Golden    1902 - 1993
    Hager, Hattie S.    1904 - 1983

  • Bennett, John F    1842 - 1888 At Rest

  • Bennett, John F    1842 - 1888 At Rest

  • Smith, Delmas Ray    1908 - 1965

  • Smith, James Isom    Son of A.M. & E.M. Smith    Feb 11, 1924 - May 4, 1924

  • Smith, Albert M.    1879 - 1959
    Smith, Effie M.   1883 - 1961

  • Hanning, Florence Parsons    Mother    October 5, 1879 - September 27, 1908

  • Hanning, Charles E.    Father    June 15, 1878 - February 1, 1935

  • Morton, Dorcas Hanning    January 23, 1914 - August 21, 1995

  • Hanning, Minnie E. (Bessie)    Dec 10, 1883 - June 9, 1971

  • Hanning Family Stone

  • Hanning, Dollie & Delsie Apr 10, 1916 - July 18, 1916

  • Parsons Family Stone

  • Paxton, Waitman T    1874 - 1954
    Paxton, Corda E.    1889 - 1975

  • Boswell, Lloyd Asbury    Nov 27, 1911 - July 21, 1978

  • Boswell, W. Austin    1884 - 1977 {Austin Wiley 1884 - Nov 1, 1977}
    Boswell, Mary E.    1886 - 1964 {mn Mary Ellen Hanning}

  • Casto, Arnold A.    Dec 16, 1923 [d. 30 Nov 2013 per FAG]
    Casto, Mary D Boswell    Mar 16, 1926 - Apr 16, 2010

  • Boswell, Jack    1928 - 2014    A flag flies on his grave.

  • Boswell, Sharleen    1936 - 2014

  • Southall, Mary Jeanell "Nell"    August 17, 1972 - February 17, 2013    "To everything there is a season"

  • French, Howard S. "Steve"    Dec 15, 1947 - Aug 7, 2009
    French, Karen C. "K.C."    Sept 1, 1962
    We Began Dec 15, 1990

  • French, Perry A.    1873 - 1950
    French, Rosella    1884 - 1967

  • French, Howard A    Feb 5, 1909 - Aug 11, 1994
    French, K. Rosalee    July 5, 1927
    French, Howard Austin    SC2 US Navy World War II    Feb 5, 1909 - Aug 11, 1994

  • Parsons, Mildred H    1911 - 1986
    Parsons, C Webster    1911 - 1984   [Charles Webster, son of Gratten & Clara Parsons]

  • Boswell, Clyde V    1913 - 1987
    Boswell, Lucy A 1915 - 1956 {mn Parsons}   
    Boswell, Clyde V    US Navy World War II    Nov 26, 1913 - Dec 22, 1987

  • Parsons, Clara M    1884 - 1955
    Parsons, Gratton    1873 - 1941   

  • Parsons, Infant of G. & Clara Parsons    May 16, 1909   

  • King, Purvis D    Nov 3, 1937 - Aug 18, 2013   
    King, Charlotte J    Nov 14, 1941   
    King, Gregory Allen    Jan 10, 1963 (2nd stone)  
    King, Purvis Dormal    PFC US Army    Nov 3, 1937 - Aug 13, 2013   

  • Hickman, William T    1869 - 1915    {son of Zachariah & Sophia (McCune) Hickman}
    Hickman, Rebecca H    1871 - 1941

  • Hickman, William H    West Virginia Sgt 356 AAF Base Unit World War II    Sept 23, 1911 - July 30, 1949 [son of Wm T Hickman & Rebecca Parsons]

  • Hickman, Harold Lee    West Viginia Cpl 19 Inf 24 Inf Div World War II Korea   Oct 29, 1928 - July 16, 1950    {son of C.E. & Alma Hickman}   
    Corporal Hickman was a member of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 16, 1950. Corporal Hickman was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal. (WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings)

  • Hickman, Infant of C.E. & Alma Hickman 1922

  • Hickman, Infant of C.E. & Alma Hickman 1930
  • Hickman, Alma Wife of C.E. Hickman    1901 - 1930 [mn Barnett]

  • Hickman, Charles E    1897 - 1946

  • Skeens, Evelyn Jo    1942    [Skeens, dau of Clarence & Lola Barnett Skeens]

  • Skeens, Lola Lee Barnett    1909 - 1986

  • Wolfe, Cloyd F    1944 - 1958
    Wolfe, Hoyt D    1932

  • Wolfe, Lula B    1915 - 2003    [mn Brotherton, wife of Parker C Wolfe]
    Davis, Helen J   1934 - 2002    [mn Wolfe, dau of Lula and Parker] [Mother and Daughter]

  • Casto, Edith M    1935 -
    Casto, Everett F "Buss"    1929 - 2005

  • Boswell, Deloris G    June 11, 1939 - July 14, 2011   Loving Mother

  • Boswell, Allen Wade    Aug 15, 1961 - Nov 26, 2013

  • Smith, Thelma M    Oct 26, 1932 - Aug 17, 2001
    Smith, Donald V    July 29, 1932 -

  • Parsons, Olivia A.    Sept 15, 1871 - Oct 18, 1966    {Moore}
    Parsons, Thomas T    Aug 4, 1876 - Oct 7, 1958

  • Parsons, Bonnie M.    Nov 21, 1900 - July 1, 1951    Daughter of Enoch and Maggie Smith {2nd wife of Clayton Parsons}

  • Parsons, Ruby    1929    [d/o Luther Rhodes & Ivy Braham]
    Parsons, Clayton    1895 - 1967   
    Parsons, Clayton    West Virginia Pvt US Army World War I    Aug 1, 1895 - Jan 26, 1967

  • Parsons, Freda A.    Dec 12, 1902 - July 19, 1933    [b. 12/15/1902 d/o Okey Parsons & Emma Moore. mar Clayton Parsons 6/1/1921] {middle name is Alice}

  • Parsons Baby    1933   [Premature baby of Clayton & Freda Parsons]   

  • Parsons, Lowen    July 8, 1928 - Feb 1929    [Lowen Alva, 7/7/1928 - 2/3/1929, s/o Charles & Freda Parsons]

  • Parsons, Arden    Son of C. & F.A.    2/15/1922 - 2/3/1926    "A fairer bud of promise never bloomed"    {Clayton Arden}

  • Guthrie, Jackie (Skeens)    June 3, 1942
      Wed Feb 6, 1971
    Guthrie, Roy B    Aug 18, 1940

  • Parsons, George W.    Dec 13, 1918 - July 23, 2000
    Parsons, Belle D.    Apr 12, 1924 - July 27, 2012
    Parsons, George W    S2 US Navy World War II    Dec 13, 1918 - Jul 23, 2000

  • Parsons, Londes A    1900 - 1972
    Parsons, Iva G    1902 - 1997    {mn Lathy}

  • Boswell, Austin Wade    Feb 3, 1910 - Jan 8, 1993
    Boswell, Martha E    Jan 22, 1922 -
    Boswell, Austin W    Pvt US Army World War II    Feb 3, 1910 - Jan 8, 1993

  • Skeens, Archie Everett    Aug 18, 1884 - Nov 20, 1952

  • Hickman, Clair    Jan 21, 1914 - Jan 30, 1978
    Hickman, Beulah D    Sept 11, 1920 - April 5, 2009

  • Hickman, Howard Edward "Eddie"    Feb 18, 1969 - June 17, 1994    "In God's Care"   

  • Lanham, Preston    1865 - 1940 At Rest

  • Skeens, Marilyn Joyce    1948 -
    Skeens, Dempsey C.    1945 - 2005

  • Jividen, Erma P.    "Mother"    Mar 22, 1909 - Dec 24, 1997    [Parsons, dau of Okey & Emma Moore Parsons, married Arvin J Jividen 24 May 1929]

  • Parsons, Lucille E.    1918 - 2001   
    Parsons, Chester O.    1910 - 2009   
    Parsons, Chester O.    S2 US Navy World War II    Nov 17, 1910 - Apr 17, 2009 [son of Okey & Emma Moore Parsons]   

  • Additional listings in Jackson County Cemeteries, Vol 1, for which no markers were found:

  • Barnett, Infant Son of J.B. & Ida Barnett No dates
  • Boggs, Infant Son of Rev Andrew Boggs No dates
  • Hickman, James Lee    1955-1956
  • Moore, Orville [no dates]
  • Moore, Cleo [no dates]
  • Parsons, Delford    Sept 1898 - Aug 11, 1901    Son of Okey & Emma Parsons
  • Parsons, Jessie    Jan 1904 - Jan 1905    dau of Okey & Emma Parsons
  • Parsons, Infant Twins of Okey & Emma Parsons    May 1914 - May 1914
  • Koontz, Corda E. [Boswell-Paxton]    1889 - 1975




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