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Willis Church Cemetery
Glendale, Henrico County, Virginia

8360 Willis Church Road
Richmond, VA 23231
804-795-1895

Lat: 37° 26' 02"N, Lon: 77° 14' 05"W

Contributed by Jeannette Seitz, Sep 26, 2006 [j-gen@cox.net]. Total records = 113.

To reach this cemetery from the town of Glendale drive south on State Hwy 156 for about one mile. The Willis Cemetery will be about 1/4 mile after the Glendale National Cemetery on the east side of the road.

The cemetery is owned and maintained by the staff and congregation of the Willis United Methodist Church. Judging from the dates on the listed stones, this cemetery dates back to about 1873, and is still in use today.

The Nelson family stones included here are actually located directly across the road from the church in a wooded area and separate from the other stones. There are a few Confederate soldiers buried here.

I walked the cemetery with my parents in August of 2006 and I made the transcription from photos taken by my mother, Criss Faison, and from handwritten notes regarding some of the less legible stones.

- Jeannette Seitz

Atkinson, Mary Frances, b. 5 Nov 1868, d. 14 Dec 1911, "Wife of R. W. Atkinson", "M.F.A."
Baker, Ann R., b. 10 May 1853, d. 2 Oct 1912, "A.R.B"
Baker, William H., b. 19 May 1840, d. 24 Jun 1921, "W.H.B."
Barnes, John F., Jr., b. 3 Nov 1857, d. 14 Feb 1913, "J.F.B.", "At Rest"
Beadles, Thelma Link, b. 20 Oct 1901, d. 4 Dec 2000, "Beloved Mother"
Bethel, Christopher C., b. 22 Sep 1856, d. 13 Jun 1910, s/w Mary P. Bethel
Bethel, Jane E., b. 28 Nov 1816, d. 7 Dec 1892, "At Rest", n/t John W. Hobson and stone looks alike
Bethel, Mary P., b. 6 Nov 1873, d. 11 Feb 1953, s/w Christopher C. Bethel
Binford, Roland Valchester, b. 20 Apr 1883, d. 7 Oct 1886, "Son of W. D. & M. E. Binford", "Asleep in the arms of Jesus", "R.V.B.", "In Memory Of"
Cochrone, Charles F., b. 1 Jul 1914, d. 12 Apr 2004, s/w Margaret L. Cochrone
Cochrone, Margaret L., b. 27 Aug 1913, d. 16 Aug 1983, s/w Charles F. Cochrone
Crittenden, James E., b. 8 Nov 1843, d. 24 Apr 1915, "At Rest", n/t Mary W. Crittenden
Crittenden, Mary W., b. 18 Jan 1834, d. 3 May 1895, "At Rest", n/t James E. Crittenden
Daniel, Sarah Patterson, 6 Dec 1985 is only date
Foster, Isabelle, no dates, s/w John, Mary, Sarah and Oswald Foster, and Maggie F. Hobson
Foster, John, no dates, s/w Isabelle, Mary, Sarah and Oswald Foster, and Maggie F. Hobson
Foster, Mary, no dates, s/w John, Isabelle, Sarah and Oswald Foster, and Maggie F. Hobson
Foster, Oswald, no dates, s/w John, Isabelle, Mary and Sarah Foster, and Maggie F. Hobson
Foster, Sarah, no dates, s/w John, Isabelle, Mary and Oswald Foster, and Maggie F. Hobson
Fuqua, Edward C., b. 3 Sep 1834, d. 14 Sep 1910, "At Rest"
Fuqua, Josephine A., b. 11 Sep 1854, d. 20 Oct 1943, "In God's Care", s/w Thomas E. Fuqua
Fuqua, Nannie G., b. 8 Jul 1862, d. 17 Nov 1918, "N.G.F.", "At Rest"
Fuqua, Rebecca J., b. 10 Aug 1839, d. 28 Oct 1907, "R.G.F."
Fuqua, Thomas E., b. 12 May 1851, d. 22 Oct 1925, "In God's Care", s/w Josephine A. Fuqua
Fuqua, William H., b. 8 Oct 1859, d. 4 Feb 1908, "W.H.F.", "Gone But Not Forgotten"
Guy, Franklin J., b. 16 Jun 1871, d. 27 Sep 1882, "F.J.G.", "In Memory Of", s/w Mary Binford Guy, Thomas Guy, Fanny G. Neusome
Guy, Mary Binford, b. 29 Sep 1847, d. 29 Jan 1888, "M.B.G.", "In Memory Of", s/w Franklin J. Guy, Thomas Guy, Fanny G. Neusome
Guy, Thomas, b. 30 Dec 1842, d. 27 Mar 1914, "T.G.", "In Memory Of", s/w Mary Binford Guy, Franklin J. Guy, Fanny G. Neusome
Hare, Cecil, b. 28 Oct 1907, d. 26 Mar 1983, "In God's Care"
Hare, Edward L., Sr., b. 12 Feb 1867, d. 21 Dec 1951, "In God's Care", s/w Martha E. Hare
Hare, Martha E., b. 14 Aug 1871, d. 7 Mar 1958, "In God's Care", s/w Edward L. Hare, Sr.
Harrison, Thomas P., b. 14 Mar 1831, d. 3 Oct 1898, "Soldier, friend and gentleman from Bethel to the Appomatox [sic] by a comrade R.H.N."
Hayre, Anamarian Barlow, b. 3 Nov 1858, d. 30 Jan 1934
Hayre, Jacob Manning, b. 1 Dec 1854, d. 8 Mar 1937
Hobson, Isabelle, b. 26 Jul 1886, d. 19 Oct 1964, s/w Wiley Hobson
Hobson, John W., b. 7 May 1862, d. 19 Nov 1943, "At Rest", n/t Jane E. Bethel and stone looks alike
Hobson, Maggie F., no dates, s/w John, Isabelle, Mary, Sarah and Oswald Foster
Hobson, Roland H. (Punk), b. 13 Aug 1907, d. 20 Sep 1994, "Forever Loved"
Hobson, Rosser L., b. 22 Jan 1892, d. 22 Jan 1972, s/w Willie J. Hobson
Hobson, Varian Watkins, b. 8 Apr 1900, d. 26 Mar 1944
Hobson, Wiley Lee, b. 20 Jan 1921, d. 28 Oct 1981, "PFC US Army World War II"
Hobson, Wiley, b. 15 Jul 1877, d. 22 Feb 1951, s/w Isabelle Hobson
Hobson, Willie J., b. 27 Apr 1897, d. 7 Dec 1977, s/w Rosser L. Hobson
Hughes, Edwin J., b. 1888, d. 1971, s/w Gladys J. Hughes
Hughes, Gladys J., b. 1893, d. 1962, s/w Edwin J. Hughes
Kay, Mary, b. 13 Dec 1889?, d. 3 Nov 1892, "Daughter of W.F. and C. H. Kay", "Our Darling"
Kay, Welber, b. 9 Jun 1892, d. 21 Jul 1892, "Son of W. F. and C. H. Kay"
Kay, Willie F., d. 1 Jul 1877, "Age 5 mo. 26 days"
Liles, Carolyn Kathleen, b. 12 May 1923, d. 27 Oct 1998, "The Greatest Love of All Was Yours"
Liles, James W., Jr., b. 14 Jul 1920, d. 5 Jul 1969
Mathews, A. D., b. 23 Jan 1934, no death date, "Toby", s/w Joyce W. Mathews
Mathews, Joyce W., b. 26 Feb 1930, d. 18 May 1990, s/w A. D. Mathews
Miller, Alma Peters, b. 14 Mar 1882, d. 14 Jul 1943
Miller, Bessie C., b. 4 Aug 1923, d. 26 Feb 2002, "Mother", s/w Marvin L. Miller
Miller, Johanne, b. 14 Jun 1874, d. 27 Mar 1936
Miller, Karen W., b. 15 Sep 1946, d. 8 May 2000, "Wife", s/w William L. Miller
Miller, Louis L., b. 28 Apr 1866, d. 2 Feb 1958
Miller, Marvin L., Jr., d. 19 Jul 1942, "Age 6 months", "Our Darling Baby"
Miller, Marvin L., b. 11 Oct 1920, d. 13 Nov 1984, "Father", s/w Bessie C. Miller
Miller, William L., b. 24 Apr 1945, d. no date, "Husband", s/w Karen W. Miller
Miller, William S., Jr., b. 14 Aug 1926, d. 14 Jan 1936
Miller, Wilma V., b. 18 Jul 1914, d. 25 Apr 1915
Nelson, Ethelinda, b. 1792, d. 1874
Nelson, G. W., b. 1815, d. 1892
Nelson, George W., b. 1872, d. 1873
Nelson, Infant Son, 1860 is only date
Nelson, Lucy Chiswell, b. 1790, d. 1875
Nelson, Mary E., b. 1865, d. 1948
Nelson, R. H., b. 1832, d. 1923
Nelson, Sally B., b. 1839, d. 1891
Nelson, Sally Berkeley, b. 1883, d. 1979, "None knew her but to love her, none named her but to praise"
Neusome, Fanny G., d. 26 Feb 1933, "Age 54 years", "F.G.N.", s/w Thomas, Mary B. and Franklin J. Guy
Patterson, Bertha, b. 1877, d. 1944, s/w Samuel Patterson
Patterson, Mary E. Sharp, b. 19 Apr 1849, d. 16 Nov 1919, "Wife of P.T. Patterson"
Patterson, Phillip Thomas, b. 25 Mar 1847, d. 4 Mar 1930, "At Rest"
Patterson, Samuel, b. 1872, d. 1943, s/w Bertha Patterson
Pearman, Mary Lee, b. 18 Dec 1882, d. 11 Aug 1950
Pearman, William Beverly, Jr., b. 28 May 1910, d. 22 Jan 1967
Pearman, William Beverly, Sr., b. 30 Jan 1879, d. 22 Aug 1953
Rock, Bettie Johnson, b. 21 Oct 1839, d. 9 May 1912
Rock, Charlie Walter, b. 2 Sep 1870, d. 30 Dec 1910
Rock, Clarence, b. 31 Aug 1891, d. 29 Oct 1901, "Son of E.P. and Mary Rock"
Rock, Joseph E., b. 14 Nov 1890, d. 20 Nov 1901, "J.E.R."
Rock, Joseph Edwin, b. 26 Jan 1897, d. 21 Oct 1902, "Son of E.P. and Mary Rock"
Sill, Gregory Thomas, b. 8 Aug 1972, d. 14 Jun 1977, "God's chosen one"
Smith, Charles Dee, b. 29 Aug 1889, d. 2 Jul 1905, "Our Son", n/t John H. and Mary E. Smith
Smith, John H., b. 14 Jun 1870, d. 12 Oct 1922, "My Husband", "At Rest", n/t Mary E. Smith
Smith, Joseph B., b. 19 Jan 1831, d. 4 Dec 1884, "In Memory Of"
Smith, Mary E., b. 16 Jul 1865, d. 8 Dec 1937, "Our Mother", "At Rest", n/t John H. Smith
Smith, Mary J., d. 18 Sep 1894, "Age 67", "M.J.S.", "In Memory Of"
Smith, R. T., b. 5 Sep 1811, d. 11 Sep 1898, "R.T.S.", "In Memory Of"
Southall, Florence V. Wharton, b. 4 Aug 1857, d. 14 Dec 1889, "Beloved wife of J. Southall", "F.V.W.S."
Steucek, Hazel Hare, b. 25 Apr 1897, d. 23 Mar 1963, "Forever in Our Hearts", s/w Peter A. Steucek
Steucek, Peter August, b. 1 Aug 1896, d. 31 Jan 1981, "Forever in Our Hearts", s/w Hazel H. Steucek
Umber, Effie Bushong, b. 21 Dec 1874, d. 17 Feb 1951, s/w Leopold G. Umber
Umber, Leopold George, b. 10 Apr 1872, d. 26 Oct 1933, "Bert", s/w Effie Bushong Umber
Wallace, R. A., d. 21 Dec 1893, "Age 60", "R.A.W."
Warriner, John W., b. 28 Oct 1837, d. 24 Jul 1906, "To my beloved husband", "At Rest", "SGT CO G 15 VA INF CSA", s/w V. A. Warriner (has two stones)
Warriner, John William, II, b. 29 Oct 1880, d. 26 Feb 1960
Warriner, John William, Jr., b. 9 Feb 1920, d. 13 Jan 1996
Warriner, Reva Alexander, b. 19 Oct 1891, d. 10 Aug 1977
Warriner, V. A., b. 8 Apr 1844, d. 21 Aug 1930, "Our Beloved Mother", "At Rest", s/w J. W. Warriner
Watkins, Branch A., b. 2 Aug 1855, d. 10 Sep 1915
Watkins, Horace W., b. 3 Oct 1853, d. 6 Sep 1928
Watkins, James Clarence, b. 14 Mar 1902, d. 7 Sep 1954, "At Rest"
Watkins, Mary F., b. 1851, d. 1883?, "M.F.W."
Watkins, Nannie H., b. 28 Jul 1870, d. 6? May 1904, "Wife of B. A. Watkins"
Wright, Annie B. Porter, b. 3 Feb 1895, d. 10 Nov 1988, "In God We Trust", s/w Charles L. Wright
Wright, Charles L., b. 25 Mar 1890, d. 19 Apr 1963, "In God We Trust", s/w Annie Porter Wright
Wright, Charles L., b. 5 Nov 1917, d. 20 Feb 1988, "Father", "Husband", "C.L.W.", s/w Zora L. Wright
Wright, Zora L., b. 19 Sep 1914, d. 8 Jul 1976, "Wife", "Mother", s/w Charles L. Wright
Yarbrough, E. Adalaide Sanders, b. 2 Sep 1930, d. 19 Dec 1992, s/w William W. Yarbrough, Sr.
Yarbrough, William W., Sr., b. 16 Nov 1918, d. 6 Jul 1992, "US Army World War II", s/w E. Adalaide Yarbrough

 

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