Big Creek Cemetery II

This Cemetery is located about 1/2 mile from Route 16 on the Big Creek Road (Rt. 12/5) in McDowell County, WV. The cemetery is located on a hill to the left of the road going up Big Creek. The cemetery is poorly maintained with much of it overgrown and covered with downed trees. We may have missed some graves and many others will be lost in the near future. There are 192 marked graves and approximately 50 graves that we found that are unmarked, marked only with field stones, or the writing on the stones or the funeral home markers is unreadable.

NB: FHM = Funeral Home Marker

Contributor: Ed and Phyllis Griffith


NAME BIRTH DEATH NOTES
Adams, Della Mae 8-1-1915 3-31-1992  
Bailey, William J. 9-13-1960 6-14-1989  
Baker, Barbara A. 2-26-1956 3-16-1956  
Baker, Mary Cenith 2-3-1905 9-27-1984  
Baker, James Harrison 1902 1987  
Baker, Edison 4-1925 8-1960(8?)  
Baker, Daryl W. 10-23-1956 4-16-1989  
Baker, Velt 1923 1990  
Baker, James Marrison 1902 1987  
Baldwin, Robert 5-15-1984 3-7-1959 (West Virginia PFC, Co F Engineers, WWI)
Baldwin, Eva M. 9-26-1931 10-9-1966  
Baldwin, Millie 6-16-1910 2-24-1981  
Barnard(?), Charles 1-29-1879 4-14-1934  
Beavers, Beulah Mae 9-25-1929 4-11-1993  
Bennett, Jerry Lee 1-15-1928 11-4-1978 (PFC US Army, WWII)
Blakley, John 4-16-1904 5-19-1975  
Bolen, Ramey Lee 8-9-1981 8-9-1981 (Twin son of Roy and Nyoka Bolen)
Bolen, Roy Lee 8-9-1981 8-9-1981 (Twin son of Roy and Nyoka Bolen)
Bolen, Baby Boy   10-17-1991(?) (FHM-one date)
Bolen, Carl 1928 1970  
Bolen, Clyde 1-23-1958 11-20-1988  
Bolen, Clyde 11-8-1921 10-29-1967 (Double stone with Fannie Bolen)
Bolen, Fannie 8-5-1923 7-11-1998 (Double stone with Clyde Bolen--death date taken from FHM)
Bolen, Otis 2-2-1920 4-29-1969  
Bolen, Claude 3-6-1959 3-6-1959  
Brewster, Gwyn A. 4-28-1966 4-30-1966  
Brewster, Londa K. 3-31-1965 5-30-1965  
Brewster, Bell 5-5-1888 2-9-1970  
Brewster, Daniel 9-21-1911 11-14-1963  
Brewster, Gretta Ann 3-3-1963 3-4-1963  
Brewster, Fred "Peanut" 1-5-1932 11-16-1991  
Bryant, Christopher G. 8-12-1980 3-27-1992  
Bryant, Shawn 12-30-1977 12-30-1977  
Cameron, Viola Clark 2-20-1902 10-18-1957  
Charles, Hattie Linda 4-10-1945 5-14-1991  
Charles, William J. 8-6-1970 11-23-1970  
Charles, Hettie Jane 2-5-1926 4-18-1997 (FHM)
Charles, George E. 8-15-1958 8-17-1958  
Charles, Allen Cordell 6-12-1953 3-25-1954  
Charles Henry W. 5-12-190(6)? 5-4-1944  
Christian, Thomas 10-27-1908 2-25-1979 (FHM)
Christian, James 9-13-1907 4-5-1989 (FHM)
Christian, Aleleen 8-12-1951 1-11-1954  
Christian, Dolly Mae 3-3-1911 5-8-1969  
Christian, Terry Eugene 2-28-1963 7-1-1992  
Clark, Arthur O. 5-26-1900 9-7-1965  
Clark, Sallie 1876 5-21-1928 (Has a very good picture of her on stone)
Clark, Henry 1873 1935  
Clark, Ira 1889 2-26-1954 (Son of Henry and Sally Clark)
Clarke, Willie   11-1938 (Son of Henry and Sally Clark)
Cleary, Helen 11-5-1924 9-1-1987  
Cleary, Clifford, Sr. 1918 1959  
Cleary, Connie Sue 1957 1957 (There is a handmade stone for this child also that has: Born: 2-17-1957 Died 5-24-1957)
Cleary, Walter 4-20-1956 7-21-1987  
Click, Rosanna 7-16-1882 11-12-1973 (Daughter of R. R. Hicks and Cynthia Bolen Hicks, Wife of Harve Click, and Mother of: Ranie, Reuben, Ben, Elige, Dolly, Nonnie, Hattie, Della, Dovie, Herman and Leslie)
Click, Sandra S. 1-9-1950 1-9-1950  
Click, Betty L. 1-9-1950 1-9-1950  
Coleman, Jessie Arthur 1912 1989 (FHM)
Deel, Bailey 9-19-1896 2-24-1940 (West Virginia PVT 112 Inf 28 DIV)
Deel, Walter 10-17-1929(?) ???? (Death date unreadable-broken stone)
Dillon, Faye 1928 1987  
East, George "Peanut" 1914 1990  
East, Evelyn 1926 1990  
Farris/Hill Amanda Hicks 6-6-1904 12-18-1944 (Daughter of Green and Ester Hicks)
Frazier, Bertha   1992 (FHM)
Frazier, Melvin 12-1-1911 2-8-1989 (FHM)
Frazier, Sue 6-7-1920 10-18-1996 (Daughter of James and Mary Hale)
Frazier, Otey 4(?)-1933 6-9-1961(?)  
Gayness, Tracy Lynn 1982 1982  
Graham, Roger L. 3-1-1957 7-20-1957  
Graham, Lou Raney 3-11-1891 8-3-1969 (Daughter of R.R. Hicks "Dinks" and Cynthia Bolen Hicks)
Green (Field?), Robert R.     (Stone has Robert R. Green on top line and next line reads Field----name could have been Greenfield)
Greenfield Goldie   3-11-1993 (FHM gives age as 77)
Grose, Frank H. 4-5-1923 12-7-1981 (Double stone)
Grose, Margaret K. 1-31-1930   (Double stone-no death date)
Gross, Arch Shirley 1932 1978 (FHM)
Hagerman, Lola 1910 !952(?) (Homemade Metal Cross-Was the daughter of Dave and Ranie Bradley Sturgill. Was born 12-1-1892 and died 5-30-1962)
Hale, Dellie Click 7-4-1918 11-13-1941 (Daughter of Rosanna Hicks and Harve Click, wife of Alex Hale, mother of Edith, Lois, and Mary Elizabeth)
Hale, James 1880 6-17-1941 (Homemade Metal Cross-dates taken from FHM)
Hale, Alex 5-14-1912 9-20-1977 (Son of James and Mary Sturgill Hale, husband of Dellie Click)
Hess, Claude 1-31-1966 2-2-1966 (FHM)
Hess, Clarence 1-21-1967 1-23-1967 (FHM)
Hess, Thomas 6-13-1968 6-18-1968 (FHM)
Hess, Lillie   7-29-1969 (FHM-only one date)
Hicks, Dial 4-7-1919 3-7-1945 (West Virginia SGT 2 INF World War II--Son of Jess and Florenda Sparkman Hicks)
Hicks, Merle Eugene 10-27-1964 11-14-1966  
Hicks, Maxine D. 1921 1967  
Hicks, Tammy 10-4-1968(?) 10-4-1968(?)  
Hicks, Ervin, Sr. 1-5-1898 2-2-1955 (Original stone moved to Silver Run, MD where his wife was buried. Ervin was the son of Henry Hicks and Amanda Bolen Hicks)
Hicks, Leslie Lynn 8-6-1957 8-6-1957 (Daughter of Pete and Shelby Hicks)
Hicks, Sam 1901 1970 (Son of Jess and Florenda Sparkman Hicks--he was born 3-31-1901 and died 7-7-1970, husband of Rhoda Ramey)
Hicks, Ancile 8-22-1929 6-18-1950 (Nebraska PFC US Army--son of Sam and Rhoda Hicks)
Hicks, Florinda 6-26-1880 12-8-1957 (Wife of Jess Hicks)
Hicks, Jess E. 8-20-1882 5-22-1965 (Son of Reuben R. and Cynthia Bolen Hicks)
Hicks, Virgil, Jr. 1-15-1920 12-16-1985 (US Army World War II--sib if Virgil and Mandy Hicks)
Hicks, Maggie 1914 1972  
Hicks, Masie Ann 1952 1970  
Hicks, Ester 1870 1945 (Wife of Green Hicks, daughter of Rice and Tempy Blanton Bolen)
Hicks, Etta 7-5-1922 10-24-2001 (Wife of Virgil Hicks. Mother of Lora Etta, Cindy, John J., Pansy, Sam, Roy, Barbara, Gordon and Merle E.)
Hill, James Robert   1990(?) (FHM-gives age as 62 years,11 months, 22 days)
Hill, Charles 1904 1986  
Hitidwell, Mary H.     (one date 10-23-1939)
Holbrook, Sarah      
Holcomb, Relda Elizabeth 12-17-1881 12-29-1961 (Double stone)
Holcomb,Bernard C. 1-31-1879 4-4-1934 (Double stone)
Keene, Leonard 1935 1960  
Keene, Mary Beth   3-7-1981 (Only one date)
Keene, Ernest 3-13-1933 1-25-1989  
Kester, Martha W. 8-25-1947 4-27-1991  
Kitts, Ernie, Sr. 1949 1989 (FHM)
Kolesar, Helen Fodov 1-18-1899 8-26-1994  
Kolesar, Joseph, Sr. 12-24-1883 7-21-1963  
Kolesar, Jacob 7-7-1932 7-23-1992 (Sgt. US Marine Corps. Korea)
Kolesar, Steve     (No dates)
Lester,Marah 1887 1960 (Stone broken into 3 pieces)
Lester, Harvey 1898 1969  
Lester, Jenny 6-7-1909 2-21-1967  
Lester, Cecil Robert 1-3-1931 10-26-1975 (Cpl. US Army Korea)
Mitchell, Howard 6-23-1920 2-21-1978  
Mitchel, Delbert     (Field stone-no dates)
Mitchell, Joseph Dwayne 1-15-1987 5-18-1988  
Mitchell, Linda Sue 11-1-1960 5-17-1961  
Mitchell, Michell Kay 12-19-1966 5-28-1968  
Mitchell, David DeWayne 11-7-1962 3-19-1963  
Mitchell, Byrd 10-20-1899 6-6-1989  
Mitchell, Dan 12-22-1921(?)    
Mitchell, Carolyn Sue 6-24-1970 2-10-1987  
Mitchell, Rendy 2-21-1918 1-6-1998  
Newton, Dora Malinda 6-13-1906 1-3-1978 (Double stone)
Newton, Charlie 11-16-1902 5-24-1959 (Double stone)
Pack, Bill      
Pack, Ang     (One date on stone 1955)
Parker, Riley 3-24-1919 8-9-1977 (PVT US Army World War II)
Parker, Vernie Mae 7-2-1922 2-25-1982  
Parker, Claud R. 11-3-1909 9-5-1963  
Parker, Ada 6-18-1916 7-20-1957  
Parker, Willard 1-10-1916 11-19-1945 (West Virginia PVT 1 CL 85 MT. INF)
Parker, Curtis A. (R?)   12-17-1910(?)  
Parker, Stephen 7-11-1967 7-11-1967 (FHM)
Parker, Fannie C. 7-4-1919 2-14-1948  
Patton, Dale Douglas 9-27-1947 4-11-1992  
Pennington, Roy James 7-16-1923 8-9-1982  
Pennington, Goldie Florence   11-19-1952 (One date-Daughter of James and Susie Pennington)
Perkins, Georgia   11-17-1991 (FHM-one date)
Phillips, Harold 11-8-1951 4-7-1960  
Phillips, Earl 11-8-1945 11-6-1965 (West Virginia SP4 Co B 8 Cav 8 Cav Div Vietnam PH)
Phillips, James A 3-17-1930 8-13-1989  
Phillips, Amanda Beth 1-10-1931 1-10-1931  
Phillips, Bernice 5-12-1971 8-23-1971  
Prater, Ballard 9-5-1895 9-4-1940 (Double stone)
Prater, Ranie 3-18-1901 1-22-1970 (Double stone)
Puckett, Ethel 1924 1929  
Puckett, William H. 11-6-1902 12-13-1968  
Puckett, Ralph E. 10-5-1940 7-7-1978 (Bt. 3 US Navy)
Rasnake, Virgia Whittaker 10-21-1918 8-2-1941  
Rasnake, George W. 2-4-1887 2-25-1940  
Rasnake, Nora 1899 1977 (FHM)
Rose, Bonnie Marie (?) 2-17-1951 (FHM-one date readable)
Rose, John H. 3-1-1933 12-25-1980  
Rose, Charlie G. 7-26-1910 8-20-1989  
Salyers, Nancy Elizabeth   10-16-1970 (Age 17)
Saunders, Elizabeth 2-12-1918 8-7-1992  
Saunders, David   3-18(?)-1995 (FHM-Age 69)
Scott, Tom D. 10-11-1908 11-10-1993 (Double stone -has wedding date of 2-24-1930)
Scott, Birdie M. 9-16-1914 5-24-1996 (Double stone--has wedding date of 2-24-1930)
Scott, Jerry Wayne 6-16-1951 10-26-1969  
Scott, Minnie Bellstrumbo 5-10-1889 3-21-196(?)  
Scott, Arthur Dean 3-22-1956 7-18-1965  
Senter, Clyde Jr. 2-23-1926 9-1-1978  
Senter, Mary Magdalene 7-30-1901 1-28-1988  
Senter, Rev. Lester 12-12-1898 3-2-1966 (Has two stones-one commercial and one hand-made)
Senter, Sanders 1869 1939  
Senter, Martha Shouse 1867 1937  
Senter, Harry P. 12-25-1895 11-9-1936  
Senter, Franklin 1-26-1938 6-19-1968 (West Virginia A2C 92 Field Maint SQ AF)
Stanley, Vernie L. 4-9-1921 4-11-1980 (Double stone-wedding date 10-24-1936)
Stanley, Ellis G., Rev. 5-17-1917 12-15-1984 (Double stone-wedding date 10-24-1936)
Stanley, Dave 1879 1959 (Double stone)
Stanley, Cynthia 1885 1965 (Double stone)
Stanley, Lawrence 3-8-1905 6-27-1969  
Stanley, Ellis 7-13-1919 8-2-1969 (West Virginia PFC 1005 Signal SVC GP WWII)
Stanley, Ida B. 5-28-1910 2-19-1981  
Stillwell, Dennie James 5-30-1952 6-2-1958  
Sturgill, Troy B. 8-20-1900 2-17-1968  
Sturgill, Ruth 1937 1991  
W.T.P.     (Field stone-no other markings)
Wallace, Mary 1878 1958  
Wallace, Lloyd 1903 1935(?)  
Wilfong, Larry Douglas 10-18-1946 3-16-1947  
Williams, Pauline Bolen 12-10-1954 9-30-1983  
Ada Leigh (Perkins) Senter 4-1908 10-24-1956  
Ernest Joseph Senter 6-9-1901 5-5-1968  


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