Halbert Cemetery



Location: In the middle of nowhere, within spitting distance of the Roane County line.

Directions: From Ripley, drive east on Rt 33/Highlawn Drive about 4-5 miles, turn right on Gay Road - there is a big sign for it. Follow Gay Road to the village of Gay. After you pass the post office on the left, turn right on Elkfork Road-Rt 40/11, follow this south. It turns into Rt 40 /Haw Run. You will pass the Elk Fork Church on the right, where the roads makes a Y. Keep going straight for close to a mile. There is a house with a separate garage on the left and just past it, there is a road marker 2115. Park on the side of the road. There is a path going up the hill, very steep and you will not see the cemetery until you are at least half way up. There is a jeep road going up from the house, but we were advised that it was not passable when we were there.

GPS Coordinates: 38.75110,-81.53692
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JoAnn Jones, Marvin Robie, and Betty Briggs visited the cemetery on April 29, 2015, after almost giving up on finding it. Photos were taken of all markers. Information in [brackets] has been added by Betty from personal research. If you would like a better quality picture, contact Betty Briggs.

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Transcribed, with permission, from "Jackson County Cemeteries, Vol 1" by the Jackson County Historical Society. There are several graves listed that are no longer found (2015) In this book, it is called the HOLBERT Cemetery, but the sign plainly states it is the HALBERT Cemetery. Only one stone still stands for a Halbert. Information not found on the markers has been added by the person reading the cemetery, and may not be accurate. You can see this transcription here


  • Hudson, Lydia   1851 - 1928   At rest   

  • Hudson, Fred O.  1888 - 1973
    Hudson, Mary C. Tolley   1893 - 1968   

  • Brabham, Clara   Wife of Mack Brabham   Born May 25, 1872   Died June 19, 1903 [mn Tibble]   

  • Tibble, Inf Son of Roy & Zella Tibble   

  • Tibble, Inf Dau of Roy & Zella Tibble   

  • Tibble, Ruth   Dau of Roy & Zella Tiibble  [born & died 2/13/1914]   

  • Tibble, Paul   Son of Roy & Zella Tibble   Aug 29, 1914 - July 21, 1916   

  • Eakin, Thelma   1907 - 1907   

  • Archer, Megary   Aug 18, 1855 - Sept 27, 1913   

  • Archer, Sarah   Nov 14, 1855 - Feb 26, 1912  [dau of William Henry & Mary Frances (Lett) Aplin]   

  • Archer, W.H.   May 4, 1888 - Nov 18, 1915   

  • Kelley, J.W.   May 22, 1854 - Dec 2, 1915
    Kelley, Alice J.   His Wife   Mar 2, 1862 - June 19, 1926   

  • Anderson, Russell   1904 - 1996
    Anderson, Delcie   1898 - 1968   

  • Eakin, Mary Lea   1919 - 1986   

  • Eakin, Christopher C Sgt US Army World War II   Aug 24,1918 - Aug 10, 1995   Purple Heart   

  • Kelley, Cora   Dau of JW & Alice Kelley   1898 - 1907   

  • Tolley, William H.   1864 - 1940
    Tolley, Agnes J.   1865 - 1937   

  • Tolley, Infant of W.H. & A.J. Tolley   

  • Tolley, Infant of W.H. & A.J. Tolley   

  • Allen, Lee Orza   Sept 12, 1899 - Oct 23, 1943   

  • Allen, Dortha   Born Oct 14, 1860   Died May 25, 1898   

  • Rhodes, Melinda V.   June 2, 1870 - Oct 25, 1910   

  • Rhodes, Infant Dau of Mr & Mrs L.I. Rhodes   1901 - 1901   

  • Allen, Ezra   West Virginia   PFC Field Hospital 243 World War I   March 29, 1892 - April 19, 1966   

  • Allen, Ezra Jr   Sept 17, 1925 - Aug 22, 1963   

  • Hudson, Arol V   1913 - 1972   

  • West, M. Mary   Wife of Thomas West   Who Died Jan the 7th 1861   Aged 66 Years 11 Months and 25 Days   

  • Anderson, Eliza   1860 -1919   

  • Evans, Wayne   Feb 22, 1909 - July 13, 1910   

  • Archer, Raphiel   Born Aug 25, 1892   Died Oct 11, 1892   [Son of Magary Archer & Sarah Aplin]   

  • Waybright, Ethel   1890 - 1891   

  • Archer, Minnie F.   Born Feb 16, 1889   Died Oct 31, 1890   [Dau of Magary Archer & Sarah Aplin]   

  • Aplin, Wm.H. Aplin   1813 - 1907
    And His Wife
    Aplin, Mary F. Lett   1833 - 1882   

  • Westfall, Alice Aplin   April 26, 1858 - April 20, 1920   [Dau of Wm H & Mary (Lett) Aplin]   

  • Godbey, Lillie May   1872 - 1963
    Godbey, Edward J.   1871 - 1946   

  • Eakins, Brooks   July 12, 1926 - Apr 25, 1985   

  • Buck, Edith   Mar 26, 1910 - Dec 24, 1993   

  • Casto, Virgie   1899 -
    Casto, Lloyd M.   1892 - 1971   

  • Eakins, Lillie A.   1882 - 1972
    Eakins, G.L.   1884 - 1949   

  • Eakins, Overton   Sept 27, 1907 - June 16, 1980   

  • Tolley, Roy L.   1891 - 1923   

  • Tolley, Anna   1892 - 1980   

  • Tolley, Merle E.   1942 - 1945   [Dau of Wilbert & Mildred (Boothe) Tolley]   

  • Board, Thomas Lee   1862 - 1929
    Board, Viola D.   1867 - 19 __   

  • Tolley, Infant of W.H. & A.J. Tolley   

  • Tolley, Infant of W.H. & A.J. Tolley   

  • Halbert, Isaac   1858?   

  • Thomas, Nancy G.   Wife of R.C. Thomas   Died Sept 22, 1872   Aged -- [Nancy Givens Hamilton, dau of John & Nancy Hudnall (Lowe) Hamilton, death record shows she was age 30]   

  • Thomas, Louisa A.   1855 - 1893   [mn Payne]
    Thomas, Robert C.   1845 - 1920
    Thomas, Nancy G.  1842 - 1872   

  • Thomas, Louisa   

  • Thomas, Hamilton   1866   

  • Smith, Mary E.   Wife of G.W. Smith   Died Oct 25, 1900   Aged 29 ys 3 ms 18 ds   

  • Eakin, Overton   Cpl US Army World War II   Sep 27, 1907   June 16, 1980   

  • Pringle, Oley Edgar   1885 - 1942   

  • Casto, Lloyd Minton   West Virginia   Sgt Co E Ammo Tr 6 Div World War I  April 1892 - Jan 1, 1971   

  • Thomas, Son of K.L. & Jessie Thomas   1927 - 1927   [probably Kenneth, born & died 9/23/1927]   

  • Thomas, Jessie   1893 - 1943   [dau of John D & Della F (Bradley) Cox]
    Thomas, Kenna L.   1890 - 1967   [son of Dennis D & Susan V (Tolley) Thomas, mar Jessie 8/6/1/11]   

  • Thomas, Dennis D.   Oct 16, 1860 - Dec 27, 1913  [Dennis Darsa, son of Wm H & Dortha (Rhodes) Thomas]
    Thomas, Susan V.  His Wife   Oct 4, 1869 - Jan 2, 1948   [Susan Virginia, dau of Granville & Elizabeth (Southall) Tolley]   

  • Thomas, Benjamin F.   1863 - 1939   [Benjamin Franklin, son of Wm H & Dorotha (Rhodes) Thomas]   
    Thomas, Emma Z.   Wife of B.F. Thomas   Oct 14, 1867 - Jan 21, 1893  [Etta Zetta, dau of Mathias & Sarah (Rollins) Rhodes, mar BF Thomas 5/24/1888]   
    Thomas, Mary E.   Wife of B.F. Thomas   1870 - 1925  [Mary Etta, dau of Ishmael & Catherine (Ensminger) Evans, mar BF Thomas, 2/24/1895]   

  • Thomas, Addie E.   1889 - 1925   [Dau of BF & Emma (Rhodes) Thomas]   

  • Thomas, Dorothy "Mother"   His Wife  Feb 16, 1840 - Mar 24, 1920   [Dau of Alexander & Mahala (Edens) Rhodes]
    Thomas, William H. "Father"   Sept 11, 1836 - Aug 29, 1891   [Son of Rev AD & Sarah E (Rhodes) Thomas, mar Dorothy Rhodes 5/27/1857]   

  • Thomas, Elizabeth   Died Aug 30, 1886   Aged 76 Yrs 9 Ms   [Sarah Elizabeth, dau of Christopher & Catharine (Peters) Rhodes, mar AD, 6/17/1832]
    Thomas, Rev. A.D. Mar 19, 1811 - Oct 17, 1891   
    Thomas, Rev. A.D.   W.VA. Annual Conference M.P. Church   Born Mch 19, 1811   Died Oct 17, 1891   [Archibald Darnel Thomas]   
    Thomas: In Memory of A.D. Thomas Who Died June 17, 1860 Aged 9 Years 10 months 23 days   
    Thomas, Elizabeth   Wife of Rev. A.D. Thomas   Died Aug 30, 1886   Aged 76 ys 9 ms   

  • Thomas, E.A.   1828 - 1910   

  • Thomas, Henry E.   1833 - 1882   

  • Hinzman, Cathern M. "Mother"   Oct 7, 1872 - Jan 17, 1912   [Dau of John E & Mahala (Board) Thomas]   

  • Tolley, James O.   Feb 15, 1905 - Jan 13, 1908   

  • Tolley, E.C.   1839 - 1907   [Elizabeth Catherine Southall]
    Tolley, Granville 1835 - 1903   

  • Tolley, James O.   Born Feb 28, 1875   Died May 22, 1902   [son of Granville & Elizabeth (Southall) Tolley]   

  • Rhodes, Mary F.   Wife of Virgil W. Rhodes   Born June 11, 1883   Died Feb 6, 1915   Age 31 Yr 7 Mo 25 Da   [Mary Florence Tolley, dau of Granville & Elizabeth]   

  • Tolley, John "Dad"   1862 - 1938   
    Tolley, M.J.   Wife of John Tolley   Born June 5, 1857   Died July 31, 1902   [Margaret Jane Rhodes, dau of Mathias & Sarah (Rollins) Rhodes]   

  • Comer, Infant Son of Carl & Lottie Comer   Jan 11, 1937   

  • Skeen, C. Estel   Sept 9, 1909 - Mar 28, 1990   [Estel Charles]
    Skeen, Tressie "Tolley"   Dec 4, 1916 - Aug 12, 2006   [Tressie Eunice Tolley, dau of John & Amy (Rhodes) Tolley]   



Transcribed, with permission, from "Jackson County Cemeteries, Vol 1" by the Jackson County Historical Society.

  • Anderson, Russell    1904 - __

  • Anderson, Delcie F.    1898 - 1968

  • Anderson, Eliza    1860 - 1919

  • Allen, Ezra    PFC Field Hospital 243 US Army World War I    March 29, 1892 - April 19, 1966

  • Allen, Ezra Jr    Sept 17, 1925 - Aug 22, 1963

  • Archer, Raphael    Aug 25, 1892 - Oct 11, 1892

  • Archer, Minnie F.    Feb 16, 1889 - Oct 11, 1892

  • Archer, Megary    Aug 18, 1855 - Sept 27, 1913

  • Archer, Sarah    Nov 14, 1855 - Feb 26, 1912

  • Archer, W. H.    May 4, 1888 - Nov 18, 1915

  • Aplin, William H.    1813 - 1907    Son of Benjamin B Aplin    Born Providence, RI

  • Aplin, Mary F. (Lett)    1833 - 1882    Wife of William H Aplin

  • Allen, Lee Orza    Sept 12, 1899 - Oct 23, 1910

  • Board, Thomas Lee    1862 - 1929

  • Board, Viola D.    1867 - __

  • Brabham, Clara    May 25, 1872 - June 19, 1903    Wife of Mack Brabham

  • Brown, Marie J.    1924 - 1943

  • Casto, Lloyd M.    1892 - 1971

  • Casto, Virgie    1899 - __

  • Comer, S. Carl & Lottie    Born & Died Jan 11, 1937

  • Eakins, Thelma    1907 - 1907

  • Eakins, Lillie A.    1882 - 1972

  • Eakins, G.L.    1884 - 1949

  • Evans, Wayne    Feb 22, 1909 - July 13, 1910

  • Godbey, Edward J.    1871 - 1946

  • Godbey, Lillie May    1872 - 1963

  • Hinzman, Cathryn M.    Oct 7, 1872 - Jan 17, 1912

  • Holbert, Isaac    no marker [Halbert]

  • Holbert, Paul    1885 - 1939 [Halbert]

  • Holbert, Minerva    June 20, 1847 - Feb 7, 1914 [Halbert]

  • Holbert, Henry P.    June 19, 1830 - Jan 7, 1898 [Halbert]

  • Holbert, Walter S.    1874 - 1937 [Halbert]

  • Holbert, Effie    1893 - __ [Halbert]

  • Holbert, John W.    1883 - 1939 [Halbert]

  • Holbert, Ora (West)    1889 - __ [Halbert]

  • Hudson, Arol Vincent    US Navy World War II    Jan 17, 1913 - Aug 3, 1972

  • Hudson, Mary C. (Tolley)    1893 - 1968

  • Hudson, Frederick O.    1888 - 1973

  • Hudson, Lydia    1851 - 1928

  • Pringle, Oley Edgar    1885 - 1942

  • Rhodes, Aldena N,    May 24, 1918 - July 19, 1918

  • Kelley, Cora    1897 - 1907    Wife of J.W. Kelley

  • Kelley, J.W.    May 22, 1854 - Dec 2, 1915

  • Kelley, Alice J.    March 2, 1862 - June 19, 1926    Wife of J.W. Kelley

  • Rhodes, Mary F.    June 11, 1883 - Feb 6, 1915    Wife of Virgil W. Rhodes

  • Thomas, Kenna L.    1890 - 1967

  • Thomas, Jessie    1893 - 1943    Wife of Kenna L. Thomas

  • Thomas, Kenneth    1927 - 1927    Son of Kenna & Jessie Thomas

  • Thomas, Dennis D.    Oct 16, 1860 - Dec 27, 1913

  • Thomas, Susan V.    Oct 4, 1869 - Jan 2, 1943

  • Thomas, Benjamin F.    1863 - 1939

  • Thomas, Emma Z.    Oct 14, 1867 - Jan 21, 1893    1st wife of Ben F. Thomas

  • Thomas, Mary E.    1870 - 1925    2nd wife of Ben F. Thomas

  • Thomas, Addie E.    1889 - 1925

  • Thomas, William H.    Sept 11, 1836 - Aug 29, 1891    Son of A.D. Thomas

  • Thomas, Dorothy (Rhodes)    Feb 16, 1840 - March 24, 1920    Dau of Alex Rhodes, Wife of W.H. Thomas

  • Thomas, Rev Archibald D.    March 9, 1811 - Oct 17, 1891

  • Thomas, Elizabeth (Rhodes)    Died Aug 30, 1886    Aged 76 years 9 months

  • Thomas, Henry E.    1833 - 1882    Son of Rev A.D. Thomas

  • Thomas, Emily A. (Litton)    1828 - 1910    Dau of David Litton

  • Thomas, A.D.    Died June 17, 1860    Aged 9 years 10 months 23 days

  • Thomas, Hamilton    1866 - 1900

  • Thomas, Louisa A.    1855 - 1893    (Payne, 2nd wife of Robert C. Thomas)

  • Thomas, Robert C.    1845 - 1920    Son of Rev. A.D. Thomas

  • Thomas, Nancy D. (Hamilton)    1842 - 1872    Dau of John Hamilton, 1st wife of R.C. Thomas

  • Tibble, Paul    Aug 29, 1914 - July 21, 1916    Son of Roy & Zella Tibble

  • Tibble, Ruth and one son and daughter not named    children of Roy Tibble, no dates

  • Tolley, Roy L.    1891 - 1923

  • Tolley, Merle E.    1942 - 1945

  • Tolley, William H.    1864 - 1940    Son of Granville Tolley

  • Tolley, Agnes J.    1865 - 1937    Wife of W.H. Tolley

  • Tolley, 2 Infant Children of W.H. & Agnes Tolley    no dates

  • Tolley, John    1862 -1938    Son of Granville Tolley

  • Tolley, James O.    Feb 15, 1905 - Jan 13, 1908

  • Tolley, Granville    1835 - 1903    Son of John & Rebecca Tolley

  • Tolley, Elizabeth C. (Southall)    1839 - 1907    Wife of Granville Tolley, Dau of William & Perlina Southall

  • Tolley, James O.    Feb 22, 1875 - Nov 22, 1902

  • Tolley, M.J.    June 5, 1857 - July 31, 1902    Wife of John Tolley

  • Smith, Mary E.    Died Oct 25, 1900    Aged 29 years 3 Months 18 Days    Wife of C.W. Smith

  • Westfall, Alice (Aplin)    April 26, 1858 - April 20, 1920    Dau of William H. Aplin

  • Waybright, Ethel    1890 - 1891

  • West, Thomas Sr.    Born about 1792, Harrison County

  • West, Mary Elizabeth (Flesher)    Died Jan 7, 1861    Aged 66 year 11 months 25 days    Wife of Thomas West Sr.




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