Caretta Cemetery

This cemetery is located along WV Rt.16 just north of Caretta, and is not visible from the highway.

Contributor: Ed and Phyllis Griffith and Dianna D. Spears Lassan

Note: Click on this link to see Death Certificates for many of the people listed below.

UPPER PORTION OF CEMETERY
(Approximate location 3720.701N/8140.227W)
Cosby Hicks 1885 1948 (Daughter of Reuben R. Hicks and Cynthia Ann Bolen Hicks, Wife of Tivis Hicks)
Metal Marker     (Unreadable except died 195?)
Vicie Hicks Steele July 11, 1911 Oct 3, 1943 Beloved mother of Bobby, Nancy and Billie
(Daughter of Henry Clay Hicks and Sarah Margaret Hicks, Wife of Clarence Steele)
Tivis Hicks Jan. 6, 1890 June 23, 1943 (Son of Henry Clay Hicks and Amanda Bolen Hicks--husband of Cosby Hicks)
Henry Clay Hicks May 4, 1864 May 7, 1942 (Son of Elizabeth Hicks)
Mose Hicks August 7, 1887 July 22, 1956 (Son of John Hicks and Princey Beavers--husband of Orleana Hicks)
Mandy Mae Richards Jan. 13, 1919 Sept. 26, 1939 (Daughter of Orleana and Moses Hicks)
Randy J. Hicks     (Douglas Mort. Metal Funeral Home Marker--No dates)
Geneva Saunders Oct. 31, 1920 April 25, 1939  
Maggie Brammer March 9, 1915 Oct. 25, 1937 (Daughter of Tivis and Cosby Hicks--wife of Orlie Brammer--mother of Buddy and Ed Brammer Marshall)
Cynthana Hicks Born June 15th 1853 DC Feb 12, 1931 (Daughter of John and Vicey Gibson Bolen--wife of Elder Reuben Radford Hicks)
Betty Saunders March 31, 1939 March 31, 1939  
Pearl Hicks March 16, 1919 August 11, 1919 (Daughter of Mitchol and Rebecca Boothe Hicks)
Dortha L. Saunders Oct. 28, 1937 Feb. 8, 1938  
Lucy Parker      
Riley Parker      
Theda Billings Feb. 29, 1937 Oct. 29, 1957  
Paul Ellis Blakley Sept. 12, 1964 Oct. 8, 1964  
Raymond Walker March 4, 1931 June 2, 1934 s/o Lewis Walker (KY) & Alice Sizemore (VA). Died of pneumonia.
William Walker Dec. 3, 1926 Dec. 3, 1926  
Elder R.R. Hicks Born Feb. 19th 1850 DC Sept 29, 1927 (Reuben Radford Hicks)
(Foot stone has RR-H)
(Son of Claburn and Vicey Saddler Hicks--husband of Cynthia Ann Bolen Hicks)
___lly Burna Blakley Nov. 12, 1927 Oct. 10, 1928 (Part of stone missing)
Margaret Hicks June 24, 1923 March 6, 1924 (Daughter of Tivis and Cosby Hicks)
Catherine Coburn Dec. 9, 1926 Oct. 9, 1927 (Full name is Catherine Juanita Coburn--daughter of Alonzo and Amanda Hicks Coburn)
Bob H. Proffitt 1897 1950 (Also a medal marker which reads: Robert Proffit
Sept. 24, 1950
56 years)
 
LOWER PORTION OF CEMETERY
(Approximate location 3720.655N/8140.250W)
Patsy Nadine Divak Nov. 22, 1940 March 10, 1943  
John Emory Divak March 12, 1943 March 12, 1943  
Merlin Pinson Justice Nov. 22, 1966 Aug. 4, 1975  
Edna Louise Johnson May 5, 1892 March 11, 1937  
Burl Jones   Jan. 16, 1919 Virginia, PVT 1st Class PFC, 47 Inf. 4th Division
Wm. S (H?)alley 1926 1927  
Monroe Baird 1889 1942  
Tommy L. Baird 1915 1930  
Thomas Falke Nov. 14, 1930 Nov. 14, 1930  
Mary Bell Bellomy Feb. 6, 1876 Nov. 18, 1932  
Joyce Kay Bellomy June 30, 1936 Nov. 11, 1936  
Namon C. Walls Jan. 9, 1923 Jan. ? , 1944(?)  
Charles Falke July 29, 1929 July 29, 1929  
Lorine Baird 1925 1925  
William Lee Semones June 14, 1865 August 26, 1933  
Rachel Alice Semones Sept. 7, 1869 May 1, 1942  
Ellen Phillips      
Kerekes
Illesne
Szuet
Kohare
Julena
Oct 1, 1878 Feb. 8, 1935 Beke Hamvaira
Betty Whitt June 23, 1908 August 26, 1958  
J.R. Wray April 9, 1924    
H.S. Lockhart Sept. 3, 1867 August 1, 1949  
Maryln S. Lockhart Jan. 15, 1951 Jan. 15, 1951  
John H. Lockhart Oct. 29, 1895 April 20, 1948 Virginia, PFC Co. E, 6 Ammo Train, WWI
Nola V. Jeter April 25, 1913 April 29, 1929  
Ruth M. Jan. 16, 1928 Jan. 18, 1928 Dau. of Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Phillips
Joseph Henry Largent April 9, 1923 April 10, 1923  
T. A. Roark June 12, 1885 April 19, 1937 (Metal Funeral Home Marker--Douglas Mort.)
William F. Thomas 1863 May 1, 1941  
Blanch Harman 1895 1954  
James W. Harman 1882    
Charles S. Harman Dec. 16, 1919 April 1, 1963  
Elizabeth Ann Hicks Painter April 12, 1934 Sept. 30, 1953  
Herman Lee Hicks March 10, 1921 August 6, 1951 Pvt. 16th Medical Regiment, WW II
Gracie Hicks Hill Feb. 28, 1906 Sept. 30, 1948  
Shaler Herman Hill March 18, 1903 Feb. 3, 1950  
Adie Ruth Falke June 15, 1925 June 15, 1925  
Thurman Ellis Hughes Jan. 20, 1893 March 9, 1929  
Additional persons (no locations):
Teddy Lee
4/15/1934
Oct 30, 1934
s/o C.D. Lee & Beatnie Tolden. Died of automobile accident.
Joe Tagneise
Nov. 7, 1936
Nov 7, 1936
s/so Philip Tagniese & Rosie Clement; stillborn.
Gerald Clark Wolfe
May 20, 1959
May 20, 1959
s/o Curtis E Wolfe & Elsie Virginia Evans; stillborn.
Mary Wolfe
Jan 21, 1936
n 21, 1936
d/o Andy Wolfe (KY) & Ruth Belle (Va); stillborn.

 

There are probably 20 graves in the upper portion of the cemetery that have no identifiable markings. The lower portion probably has 30 graves that are not identifiable. In both cases, the stones are worn beyond reading or marked only with sandstone markers.

 

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