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Fairplain (a.k.a. Shinn) Cemetery

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County: Jackson
USGS Quad: Ripley        Map
Coordinates: 38.75572N  -81.68755W
Maintained by: Fairplain Cemetery Association
Land owner Fairplain Cemetery Association
Date last visited May 2012
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent
Accessibility: Easy access. From Ripley, go south on I-77 and take Exit 132. Merge right (south) onto Co Rd 21/Charleston Rd and go 0.3 mile. There is a sign there indicating the Cemetery is to the left. Turn slight left (east) onto Cemetery Rd and go 0.1 mile. Turn left onto Cemetery Rd and go 0.1 mile. Cemetery is on left and is divided into six sections by access roads. Cemetery is large (about 1800 graves) and 5 acres in size. Cemetery is divided into six sections, with each section being about 220 ft north/south and 160 feet east/west (see
Fairplain Cemetery Section locations).

** Condition of cemetery as observed on the given date -
may not be representative of care at other times of the year
Scale: Excellent - Good - Fair - Poor - Abandoned

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Chancey Elliott B 25 February 1920 14 April 1986 "TEC 5 US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Shared tombstone at NW-11-12 and military footstone at NW-11-12a
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Chancey Jacqueline (Easter) 28 November 1925 1 December 1997 [married Nov 24, 1945]
Chancey Howard Gore 16 February 1927 6 February 1999 "PFC US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Shared Tombstone at CW-14-03 and military footstone at CW-14-03a ]
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Chancey Dolores Ann (Casto) 12 March 1932   "MARRIED DEC 24, 1948"
Chancey Jay D 30 September 1954 14 December 1996 [Tombstone at CW-14-02 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Chancey Odell 1903 1977 [Shared tombstone at SE-15-07 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Chancey Gertha M (Anderson) 1909 2002 [married May 15, 1927]
Chancey Richard E 6 June 1947   [Shared tombstone at NW-12-06 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see Obituary notice (The Charleston Gazette  - Oct 21, 2009)
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Chancey Barbara Kay (Smith) 27 April 1947 19 October 2009 "Married OCT 7, 1967"
Chancey Wilbert Charles 1912 1979 [Shared Tombstone at CW-13-02 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Chancey Nancy J (Fisher) 1917 1991 "WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVE IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE - JOHN 11:26"
[married Mar 27, 1937]
Chancey William T 21 August 1877 9 July 1960 [Shared Tombstone at CW-13-03 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Chancey Mary Tibble 5 December 1889 28 August 1960 "TOGETHER FOREVER"
[married Aug 1, 1908]
Chancey William T Jr 18 March 1924 21 October 2006 "US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Shared tombstone at NW-24-01 and military footstone NW-24-01a]
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Chancey Juanita Brown 4 August 1925 24 January 2011 [Second wife of William Chancey Jr]
"Married Aug 16, 1958"
Chase Charles 1889 1909 "SON"
[Footstone at CE-03-09]
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Chase [Shared Family Tombstone at CW-07-17 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Chase Dennis S Sr 11 December 1894 6 September 1963 "WEST VIRGINIA"
"CPL US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR I"
[Footstone at CW-07-17b ]
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Chase Dennis S Jr 28 June 1923 14 July 1967 "WEST VIRGINIA"
"PFC HQ CO 5 ARMD DIV"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Footstone at CW-07-17c ]
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Chase Samuel 1850 1932 [Shared Tombstone at CE-03-08] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Chase Margaret E (Pringle) 1864 1937 [married Sept 23, 1885]
Christian Jesse R 1911 1994 "FATHER"
[Shared tombstone at SE-04-06 ]
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Christian Thelma G (Casto) 1926 2000 "MOTHER"
[married Nov 17, 1956]
Clendenin Albert Dale 27 October 1925 6 January 1996 "S2 US NAVY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Shared Tombstone at SW-10-01 ]
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Clendenin Rosemary Murray 21 September 1932   "BELOVED WIFE AND MOTHER"
[married Dec 2, 1950]
Clendenin Joe 1900 1973 [Shared Tombstone at SW-09-01 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Clendenin Yula (Staats) 1903 1989 [married Mar 20, 1920]
Clendenin James William 1939 1994 [Son of Joe and Yula Clendenin]
[Shared tombstone at NW-19-05 ]
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Clendenin Carolyn Ruth (Good) 9 December 1942   [Dau of Orville and Geneva Good - married July 16, 1960]
"COME UNTO ME ALL YE THAT ARE HEAVY LADEN AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST"
Cobb Austin Joseph 6 November 1919 18 December 2005 "MOMM3 US NAVY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Shared tombstone at NW-13-04 and military footstone at NW-13-04a ]
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Cobb Fannie C 1 February 1924   [Spouse of Austin J Cobb]
Cobb Early C 1895 1977 [Shared tombstone at SE-02-04 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Cobb Martha E (Fields) 1896 1993 [married April 27, 1916]
Cobb William Edward 27 October 1893 22 March 1972 "WEST VIRGINIA"
"PFC US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR I"
[Shared Tombstone at CW-11-02 and military footstone at CW-11-02a ]
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Cobb Amy Ethyl (Smith) 16 April 1897 27 June 1983 [married June 23, 1926]
Coby [Shared Family Stone at NW-15-06 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Coby August 31 August 1920 6 January 1987 "PVT US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Footstone at NW-15-06a ]
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Coby Gladys Marie (Keene) 8 December 1925 3 August 2010 "FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS"
[Dau of Lloyd Kyle Sr and Reba Keene]
[Footstone at NW-15-06b ]
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Click here to see Obituary notice (The Jackson Herald  - August 12, 2010)
Collins Lee E 1934   [Shared tombstone at NW-05-12 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Collins E Virginia 1939   "PARENTS OF JOYCE, DANNY, DONNA, TERRIE & MICHAEL"
Conrad Verna 1890 1932 "MOTHER"
[Footstone at CE-11-06]
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Conwell Dale Gene 24 April 1932 16 October 2011 "FATHER"
"Son of Roy M and Dolly Maine Conwell]
[Shared tombstone at NW-11-01 ]
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Click here to see Obituary notice (The Jackson Star-News  - Oct 24, 2011)
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Conwell Lillian Hardman 8 September 1932   "MOTHER"
"MARRIED DEC 24, 1950"
Coon Cora Kathleen 26 April 1926   [Tombstone at CE-10-19] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Coon Corda Rhodes 22 June 1900 5 January 1940 "WIFE OF M R COON"
[Tombstone at CE-11-19]
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Coon Joseph Donald 7 January 1930 18 September 2001 [Shared tombstone at NW-17-02 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Coon Geneva Eleanor Mundy 9 August 1939   "WED NOV 8, 1958"
Coon Olive Marie 1 November 1931 31 December 1942 "DAU OF M R & CORDA COON"
[Tombstone at CE-11-20]
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Copley Carl Jr 7 September 1946 7 February 1974 "WEST VIRGINIA"
"SP4 US ARMY"
"VIETNAM"
"I'LL REMBEMBER, MY LOVE"
"HEARTS ARE DUST. HEARTS LOVE REMAINS. HEART'S LOVE WILL MEET THEE AGAIN"
[Tombstone at NW-06-16 and military footstone at NW-06-16a ]
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Copley Carl Sr 14 January 1922 20 October 1994 "US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Tombstone at NW-06-17 and military footstone at NW-06-17a ]
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Copley Ginevra (Cantley) 1924   "IN LOVING MEMORY"
[married about Oct 26, 1942]
Corbin Arelius Byron 1858 1934 [Shared Tombstone at CE-06-10 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Corbin Jessie Board 1873 1945 [married Jan 17, 1897]
Corbin [Shared Family Tombstone at NE-11-06] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Corbin Darrell 1903 1971 [Footstone at NE-11-07] Click here to see tombstone photo
Corbin Frances (Scott) 1907 1975 [married Darrell Corbin abt June 1, 1929]
[Footstone at NE-11-08]
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Corbin Eleanor 1938 1945 [Footstone at NE-11-09] Click here to see tombstone photo
Corns Lolita Marie (Hogsett) Hart 10 August 1908 30 May 1992 [Married first Sept 2, 1933 to Willard A Hart, second May 8, 1954 to John R Corns]
Footstone at NE-04-07b ]
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Cottrell Donald E 1950 1950 [Footstone at NE-12-04] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Cottrell Dwaine E 1952 1952 [Footstone at NE-12-03] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Cottrill Theodore 1911 1992 [Footstone at NW-06-05 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Covey Elverd E "BILL" 2 May 1937 27 October 2005 [Shared Tombstone at NW-20-04 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see Obituary notice (The Jackson Herald  - Nov 1, 2005)
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Covey Patricia Gail 23 September 1948 17 July 1996 "WED SEPT 14, 1973"
[First wife was Nadine, 2nd was Patricia, 3rd was Rose]
Cox Rudie R 1909 1995 "US NAVY"
[Footstone at SE-07-10 ]
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Cranfield Harry 1935 1982 [Tombstone at NW-09-09] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Cranfield James E 1911 1977 [Shared tombstone at NW-06-20 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Cranfield Sadie M 1914 1988  
Critchfield William T "BILL" 6 August 1929 5 October 2010 [Shared tombstone at SE-01-04 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see Obituary notice (Jackson Newpaper.Com   - October 11, 2010)
Click here to see Obituary notice (The Charleston Daily Mail  - April 4, 2008)
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Critchfield Ivy M "TOOTSIE" (Rhodes) 5 October 1925 3 April 2008 "IN LOVING MEMORY"
"Spouse of William T"
Crowder Harry G 18 August 1917 7 November 1990 "DAD"
"SF3 US NAVY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Shared tombstone at NW-02-03 and military footstone at NW-02-03a ]
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Crowder Kevin J 14 July 1972 19 December 2010 "GRANDSON"
Crum Belmont Sayre 6 Oct 1912 8 March 1999 "TEC 4 US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Footstone at CW-04-06 ]
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Crum Edward 1922 1990 [Shared tombstone at NW-15-10 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Crum Ruby 1924 1988 [married] "June 4, 1943"
Crum Vera Dorcas Staats 20 October 1917 28 August 2005 [Footstone at CW-04-07 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Cummings Herman 16 September 1920 5 January 1988 "S1 US NAVY"
"WORLD WAR II"
"V-6 Oct 8, 1942 - Sept 18, 1945"
[Shared tombstone at NW-10-08 and military footstone at NW-10-08a ]
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Cummings Allene Mary (Skeen) 22 April 1926   [married Aug 1, 1945]
Cummings John Franklin Jr "FRANK"10 February 1943 10 February 1943   [Shared Tombstone at CW-15-12 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Cummings Wanda Lee (Southall) 18 September 1946   "WED SEPT 23, 1966"
"PARENTS OF TEREST ANN AND L F 'FRANKIE' III"
Cummings John Franklin 31 December 1919 8 May 2004 [Shared Tombstone at CW-16-09 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Cummings Freda Mae (Skeen) 10 January 1921 13 June 1999 [MARRIED AUG 9, 1941"
Cunningham Albert L Jr "PEE WEE" 1950 1988 [Tombstone at CE-10-04] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Cunningham Albert L Sr 22 October 1918 16 July 1989 [Shared Groundstone at CE-11-05] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Cunningham Delsie M 9 April 1917 12 June 1917  
Cunningham [Shared Family Tombstone at NE-07-02 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Cunningham Donald Robert 13 May 1929 3 May 1981 "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"
[Shared tombstone at NE-07-03 ]
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Cunningham Gladys M (Hamon) 10 February 1932 16 May 1980 "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"
[married Sept 17, 1949]
Cunningham Charles D 1893 1941 "FATHER"
"IN GOD'S CARE"
[Footstone at NE-06-04 ]
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Cunningham [Shared Family Headstone at CE-08-05 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Cunningham John R 1869 1939 "Father"
[Footstone at CE-08-05b ]
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Cunningham Anna B 1869 1963 "Mother"
[Footstone at CE-08-05c ]
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Cunningham John W Sr 11 June 1912 9 June 1990 "FATHER"   "AT REST"
"US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Tombstone at NW-06-08 and military footstone at NW-06-08a ]
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Darrough Rayburn T 19 September 1928 19 October 1988 "CPL US ARMY"
"KOREA"
[Shared tombstone at NW-02-06 and military footstone at NW-02-06a ]
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Darrough Peggy O 1939  
Davis Austis A 1897 1985 [Shared footstone at CE-09-16] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Davis Elsie R McGraw 1903 2000 [married Dec 5, 1919]
Davis Guy C 18 August 1892 22 August 1987 "PVT US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR I"
[Shared Tombstone at CE-10-18 and military footstone at CE-10-18a ]
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Davis Iva Evans 3 May 1902 2 December 1996 "IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS"
"MARRIED JUNE 3, 1917"
Davis Lawrence Kenneth 14 June 1913 29 April 1999 [Shared tombstone at NW-02-10 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Davis Ruth Margaret (Parrish) 25 November 1915 15 September 1984 [married May 2, 1936]
Dent Archie R 24 January 1911 30 November 1990 [Shared Tombstone at CE-03-02] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Dent Frances P 2 March 1910 27 June 1998 "THY WILL BE DONE"
Dent Charles 1932 1935 [Footstone at CE-03-03] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Dent James F 12 December 1935 12 July 2010 "Going Home"
[Son of Archie R and Frances Dent]
[Tombstone at CE-03-01]
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Click here to see Obituary notice (The Charleston Gazette  - July 16, 2010)
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Dillon Charles E 23 September 1920   [Shared tombstone at CW-14-12 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Dillon Mary Kathleen 16 September 1922 26 April 1973
Dillon Charles H 21 February 1896 24 February 1975 "PVT US ARMY"
[Shared Tombstone at CW-14-09 and military footstone at CW-14-09a ]
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Dillon Cora L (Hertje) 25 February 1896 19 March 1981 [married April 11, 1920]
Dickson Edward S 20 June 1905 25 June 1991 [Shared tombstone at NW-02-02 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Knox Dona A 30 November 1916 29 August 2000
Dorsey Admiral D 1917 1990 "PFC US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Shared tombstone at CW-12-01 and military footstone at CW-12-01a ]
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Dorsey Josephine (Barney) 1925 1998 [married April 13, 1943]
Dorsey [Shared Family Tombstone at NE-05-03 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Dorsey Daniel Manning 26 February 1893 5 December 1969 "CPL BTRY C 311 FIELD ARTY"
"WORLD WAR I"[Footstone at NE-05-04 ]
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Dorsey Matson (Parsons) 1893 1974 [Spouse of Daniel Manning Dorsey]
[Footstone at NE-05-05 ]
 
Dotson Charles O 5 May 1921 13 May 1995 [Shared tombstone at NW-14-08 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see Obituary notice (The Jackson Herald  - June 12, 2007)
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Dotson Lucille R (Harrison) 15 October 1924 8 June 2007 [Dau of Fred and Lillie Harrison, spouse of Charles Dotson]
Dotson Larry Charles 4 July 1944   [Shared tombstone at NW-15-04 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Dotson Patricia A (Cummings) 16 July 1947   "WED Jan 6, 1967"
Dotson Tammy Dawn 24 October 1961 14 February 1996 [Tombstone at NW-14-05 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Duncan Donald F 1925 1968 [Shared tombstone at SW-14-01 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see Obituary notice (The Charleston Gazette  - June 6, 2010)
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Duncan Mary F (Reed) 1921 2010 [Daughter of Willis and Stella Reed, spouse of Donald F Duncan]
Dunlap Herbert 1928 1999 [Shared Tombstone at CW-10-03 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see Obituary notice (The Charleston Gazette  - July 10, 2005)
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Dunlap Wanda D (Selbe) 1930   "Precious Memories"
Dunlap James Ernest 1917 1999 [Shared tombstone at NW-22-02 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Dunlap Aurilla Ann 1937 1993
             

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Easy access. From Ripley, go south on I-77 and take Exit 132. Merge right (south) onto Co Rd 21/Charleston Rd and go 0.3 mile. There is a sign there indicating the Cemetery is to the left. Turn slight left (east) onto Cemetery Rd and go 0.1 mile. Turn left onto Cemetery Rd and go 0.1 mile. Cemetery is on left and is divided into six sections by access roads. Cemetery is large (about 1800 graves).

Cemetery is divided into six sections (see Fairplain Cemetery Section locations).
Graves are identified with a Section Id, a Row ID and a grave ID. The north/south Rows are numbered from east to west in each section. Graves are numbered from 01 from the south of each row to the north end of the row in that section. Grave Location map links hopefully will get one to within a couple of feet of each grave, worst case probably within 20 feet of the actual grave. Although care was taken in recording the row and sequence of each grave, there is the possibility of the row being off by plus or minus one. The location of grave 01 for each row is thought to be accurate, as well as the northern most grave for each row. The location for grave 02 to the last grave is estimated based on the satellite aerial view, except for a few large graves easily identifiable from the satellite aerial view. The GPS locations are for the center of the gravestone.

This cemetery has associated with it seven Annotated Maps, one for each section with two for the northwest (NW) section. These maps show the name(s) inscribed on the tombstone or footstone printed beside the specific stone. While great care has been taken to be accurate, it is likely that some errors may exist, or graves are missing as new graves are being added on a regular basis. Each map, if printed, fits on a Super B size sheet (13x19 inch). Names in white typically indicate a tombstone, names in yellow indicate a footstone or ground stone. FS indicates a footstone for a person with a nearby tombstone. Maps are JPEG and about one-half a Mb. Following are links to the annotated section maps:


Fairplain Cem - NW (west) Annontated   Fairplain Cem - NW (east) Annontated   Fairplain Cem - NE Annotated
 
Fairplain Cem - CW Annotated   Fairplain Cem - CE Annotated
 
Fairplain Cem - SW Annotated   Fairplain Cem - SE Annotated  

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Three indices have been created in addition to the html pages. The first is an index of the names sorted by cemetery section, row within the section (from east to west) and position of the grave (from south to north). The second is an index by Birth Surname (Maiden Surname) and Given name, the third is by Tombstone Surname and Given Name. These are shown as follows:
Index by Section, Row, Grave  
Index by Birth Surname, Given Name  
Index by Tombstone Surname, Given Name  

Comments: Data in Red is not inscribed on the tombstone and has either been calculated based on death date or as a result of research on the individual.

If you have photos that we may add to this page, of tombstones or portraits of those buried here, or if you have any additions or corrections to the roster of burials listed above, please contact WVCPA at .  

A personal note from the Fairplain Cemetery Association:

"We are a nonprofit, all-volunteer group called the Fairplain Cemetery Association. The property was turned over to us by the Shinn family on May 14, 1966. 

We have an endowment fund that we are allowed to use the interest from to mow, trim and maintain the cemetery. Unfortunately, the interest rates on the endowment CD's have dropped to about 1/2 percent, which equals less that $20 a month. We send out donation request letters, and a lot of our volunteers have given money from their own pockets and done the labor for some of the upkeep on the cemetery. None of our volunteers are ever paid.

We would love for any concerned people to consider giving us a donation or leaving a bequest in their will. You may specify if you are donating to the endowment (to earn interest) or to maintenance, which covers mowing. It currently (in 2015) costs about $6000 a year for mowing and trimming. We can be reached at:

Fairplain Cemetery Association
P.O. Box 1091 Ripley, WV 25271-1091

Thank You,
Kathy Willard
President and Director of Fairplain Cemetery Association
willardk(at)live.com"

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