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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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Mace Wm Frederick 1925 2002 [Shared Tombstone at CE-11-18] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Mace Loretta Davis 1921 2010 [married Aug 26, 1956]
MacKenzie Robert E 1915 1985 [Shared tombstone at NW-02-01 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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MacKenzie Kahryn Hanning 1920   [married Jun 24, 1944]
Mangus Verna Lee 1921 1978 [Footstone at SE-03-03 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Marino [Shared Family Tombstone at CW-07-13 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Marino Joseph Michael "MICKEY" 22 December 1962 7 July 1988 "IN THE HEARTS OF ALL WHO KNEW HIM"
[Footstone at CW-07-14 ]
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Marion James Edward 2 February 1960 5 August 1977 "I WAS GLAD WHEN THEY SAID UNTO ME LET US GO INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD - PSALMS 122:1"
[Tombstone at NW-02-13 ]
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Marques Adolwando M 7 August 1929 2 July 1975 [Shared tombstone at NW-04-16 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Marques Carolyn Rebecca Hale 18 August 1943   "SONS: RODNEY JAMES and HILTON GREGORY"
[Dau of James and Alice (Tiller) Hale, married June 12, 1964]
Marty Ernest Franklin Jr 18 September 1946   "FATHER"
[Shared Tombstone at NW-24-04 ]
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Marty Martha E (Southall) 5 October 1947   "Married Dec 30, 1966"
"MOTHER"
"PARENTS OF DAVID AND BARBARA"
Masarick John J 19 April 1924 19 April 2007 "BROTHER OF MARGARET KAPRAL"
"FM CPL US MARINE CORPS"
"WORLD WAR II"
"PURPLE HEART"
[Tombstone at NW-04-07 and military footstone at NW-04-07a
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Matheny Lila Joreen 13 April 1947 3 November 2004 "FOREVER LOVED"
[Tombstone at SE-08-01 ]
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Maxwell Wm Byron 5 October 1909 25 January 2002 [Shared Tombstone at CE-11-08] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Maxwell Gladys E 21 April 1910 20 March 1996  
May William E 1930 1993 "US NAVY"
[Military footstone at NW-06-09 ]
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McAlister Ethel Burnem 8 September 1910 19 December 1987 "FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS"
[Tombstone at SE-02-02 ]
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McAlister John F 29 September 1912 20 July 1989 "FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS"
[Tombstone at SE-02-03 ]
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McCloud Clair Sr 1908 1965 [Tombstone at CW-16-06 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
McCloud Deliha 20 February 1906 1 June 1983 [Tombstone at SE-05-08 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
McCloud Ira Velt 1910 1990 "CMM US NAVY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Shared Tombstone at CW-14-05 and military footstone at CW-14-05a ]
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McCloud Hazel Marie Harrison 1913 1968 [married Aug 10, 1935]
McCrady Odes C 28 December 1893 3 May 1970 [Footstone at SE-14-01 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
McCrady Oris V 14 June 1896 21 January 1957 "WEST VIRGINIA"
"S2 USNRF"
"WORLD WAR I"
[Shared tombstone at SE-15-11 and military footstone at SE-15-11a ]
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McCrady Vesta G (Tolley) 1897 1965 [married Jan 14, 1922]
McCrady Winifred P 29 January 1886 25 September 1970 [Footstone at SE-14-02 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
McDonough Enoch C 10 September 1848   [Shared Tombstone at CE-09-01 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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McDonough Emily Frances (Southall) 21 May 1865   [married July 29, 1900]
McGraw Carl S 18 August 1900 3 December 1975 [Son of Charles H and Mary E (Fields) McGraw]
[Footstone at SE-15-01 ]
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McGraw C H 30 October 1867 12 May 1915 [West side of stone]
[Shared Tombstone at CE-09-19]
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McGraw Mary 9 February 1870 1 October 1954 "HIS WIFE"
[The 1920 census shows Mary living with James Doherty, the 1930 census as a widow. Could not find marriage cert this possible marriage.]
McGraw Charles W 30 September 1913 9 July 1964 "WEST VIRGINIA"
"TEC5 2461 QM TRUCK CO"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Footstone at CE-09-24]
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McGraw Dennis L 3 December 1908 16 November 1967 "WEST VIRGINIA"
"PFC 588 AIR SVC GP AAF"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Footstone at CE-09-23]
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McGraw Earl William 2 March 1897 22 September 1961 "WEST VIRGINIA"
"PVT HQ POSTAL UNIT PMG"
"WORLD WAR I"
[Footstone at CE-09-20]
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McGraw Henry S 1894 1977 "PVT US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR I"
[Son of Charles H and Mary E (Fields) McGraw, brother of Howard and Carl]
[Military footstone at SE-15-02a ]
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McGraw Howard "JACK" 8 May 1906 23 May 1993 "CPL US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Son of Charles H and Mary E (Fields) McGraw, brother of Carl S and Henry]
[Shared tombstone at SE-15-02 and military footstone at SE-15-02b ]
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McGraw Jessica L 1912 1993  
McGraw Luella Miller "JIM" 10 December 1899 11 January 1996 [married Earl William McGraw Jun 3, 1922]
[Footstone at CE-09-21]
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McGraw Ray 1911 1981 [Footstone at CE-09-25] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
McKown Edwin 18 February 1894 14 May 1958 "WEST VIRGINIA"
"SGT CO A 305 REP UNIT MTC"
"WORLD WAR I"
[Shared Tombstone at SE-09-08 ]
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McKown Mollie 1937 1979  
McKown Hazel Hutchinson 1899 1990 [married Edwin on July 3, 1924]
McPherson [Family Headstone at NE-07-16 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
McPherson Louise 1918 2008 [Footstone at NE-07-17 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
McPherson P D "PORKEY" 1914 1986 [Footstone at NE-06-09 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Meeks Emory J 23 March 1922 1 January 1992 "CPL US MARINE CORPS"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Footstone at NE-08-02 ]
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Meeks Margaret Smith 29 October 1918 5 January 2004 [Footstone at NE-08-01 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Merical Romie D 1909 1995 [Shared tombstone at NW-15-03 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Merical Dorothy E 1914 1995
Merical William D "BILL" 19 August 1940 19 June 2008 "SP4 US ARMY"
[Son of Romie and Dorothy Merical]
[Tombstone at NW-15-02 and military footstone at NW-15-02a ]
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Click here to see Obituary notice (The Jackson Herald  - June 24, 2008)
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Miller Delbert Charles 20 December 1931 12 February 1996 "SGT US ARMY"
"KOREA"
[Shared Tombstone at CW-10-01 and footstone at CW-10-01a ]
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Miller Elizabeth Elaine (Elliott) 21 May 1932   "WED MAY 30, 1952"
Miller Donna M 28 April 1900 27 November 1990 "MOTHER"
[Tombstone at NW-16-04 ]
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Miller George H 25 August 1900 23 February 1982 [Shared tombstone at NE-05-08 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Miller Lydia Pearl (Jordan) 28 August 1907 1 May 1969 [Wed June 7, 1929]
Miller Henry Wade 16 November 1925   [Tombstone at CW-08-12 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Miller Mildred Naomi 4 December 1917 29 December 1995  
Miller Johnny Nelson 25 June 1942   [Shared Tombstone at CE-10-14] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Miller Mary Southall 15 July 1944   "PARENTS OF ANN MARIE AND SEAN MITCHELL"
"TOGETHER FOREVER"
Miller Minnie Radella (Linger) 16 March 1890 11 July 1957 [married Thomas Otho Miller on Sept 17, 1912]
[Footstone at NE-10-11]
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Miller R Beryl 21 October 1913 29 June 1982 [Shared Tombstone at NE-09-10] Click here to see tombstone photo
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Miller M Pauline (Rhodes) 13 January 1917 18 January 1944 [married April 17, 1935]
Miller Thomas Otho 26 October 1885 8 March 1969 "FATHER"
[Footstone at NE-10-10]
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Mollohan Joseph D November 1953 June 2004 [Tombstone at NW-18-03 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Monday Ernest E 5 August 1919 19 June 1992 "TEC 4 US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Shared tombstone at CW-08-01 and military footstone at CW-08-01a ]
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Monday Gladys M 7 July 1924   "WED SEPT 2, 1979"
Monk Ethel 25 January 1893 2 January 1978 [Tombstone at NW-07-06 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Montgomery C Dick 23 November 1926   [Shared tombstone at SE-12-07 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Montgomery Evelyn Winter 24 August 1920 16 December 1994  
Mooney Ruth E 5 June 1926 5 June 1975 [Tombstone at SE-09-05 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Moore Herman W 1927 1979 [Shared tombstone at NW-10-06 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see Obituary notice (The Jackson Herald  - June 21, 2011)
From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Moore Lavella (Baker) 23 February 1928 17 June 2011 [Dau of Walter and Gracie (Harless) Baker]
"THY WILL BE DONE"
Morgan Joyce A 1941 1988 "Precious Memories"
[Tombstone at NE-08-11 ]
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Morris A M 1870 1946 "We will meet again"
[Shared Tombstone at NE-11-15]
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Morris Thirza J (Smith) 1871 1960 [married Nov 18, 1912]
Morris Burns B 17 August 1916 22 April 1965 "CPL US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Shared stone at SE-10-03 ]
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Morris Phyllis A (Peal) 7 October 1932   [married Oct 20, 1951]
Morris Carl R 1898 1959 "FATHER"
[Shared tombstone at CW-03-10 ]
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Morris Margie E (Skeen) 1898 1982 "MOTHER"
[married Aug 25, 1920]
Morris George O 28 May 1894 26 October 1978 [Shared tombstone at SE-10-04 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Morris Orpha E 23 March 1896 23 July 1991  
Morris Ray E 28 May 1921 28 October 1985 "HAVE FAITH IN GOD"
"CPL US ARMY AIR CORPS"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Tombstone at CW-04-09 and military footstone at CW-04-09a ]
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Morris Ruby Marie (Staats) 26 May 1926 21 January 2011 [Dau of Mr and Mrs Lloyd Staats, spouse of Clyde H Morris]
[Tombstone at NW-06-21 ]
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Click here to see Chapman Funeral Home obituary
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Morris William E 21 October 1918 3 March 1973 "WEST VIRGINIA"
"M SGT US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Shared tombstone at NW-02-09 and military footstone at NW-02-09a ]
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Morris Phyllis L 1916    
Mulllins [Shared Family headstone at NW-04-10 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Mullins Estill E 25 March 1925 14 August 1972 "W VA WW II"
"HQ CO 1st BN 531 ENGR"
[Footstone at NW-04-10b ]
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Mullins Marie 11 September 1929 17 January 1989 [Footstone at NW-04-10c ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Mullins Linda (Staats) 8 June 1944 5 October 1981 "YOU MUST NOT GRIEVE SO SORELY, FOR I LOVE YOU DEARLY STILL. TRY TO LOOK BEYOND EARTH'S SHADOWS. PRAY TO TRUST OUR FATHER'S WILL."
[Tombstone at CE-11-02]
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Mullins Joe W 12 December 1926 1 March 2008 [Shared Tombstone at NE-10-14] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see Obituary notice (The Jackson Herald  - Feb 28, 2006)
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Mullins Christine R (Sprouse) 24 October 1931 21 February 2006 [Daughter of John and Julia (Judson) Sprouse]
Murrill Florence M (Chase) 1885 1974 [married W A Murrill March 10, 1915]
[Footstone at NE-07-09 ]
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Murrill William A 24 June 1872 17 December 1942 [Son of Robert Murrill and Ellen Adair, spouse of Florence Chase]
[Footstone at NE-07-08 ]
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Myers Clarence Donald 27 January 1920 9 November 2007 "HE WHO BELIEVES IN ME, EVEN IF HE DIE, SHALL LIVE"
[Son of Clarence Franklin and Golda (Coe) Myers]
[Shared Tombstone at NE-09-02]
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Click here to see Obituary notice (The Jackson Herald  - November 13, 2007)
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Myers Wilma E Miller 28 April 1925 28 October 1996 [married Sept 13, 1952]
Myers Clint 1894   [Tombstone at CE-02-14] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Myers Violet A 1927   [Footstone at SE-13-01 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Nelson Jamiann (Rhodes) 22 February 1958 14 April 1995 "DAUGHTER OF ROBERT AND JACQUELYN RHODES"
[East Side of tombstone at CW-09-07east , opposite side of stone has Robert and Jacquelyn (Casto) Rhodes]
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Nichols Amy (Sickler) 1986 5 January 2007 [Amy Sickler appears to be the common-law spouse of Anthony Nichols, grave marker surname is Nichols, she has a daughter Lauren Nichols]
[Tombstone at NW-18-02 ]
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Click here to see report on lawsuit regarding death
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Nichols Robert G 1899 1970 [Tombstone at CW-16-07 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Noe William Whitt 11 December 1941 11 July 1972 [Tombstone at NW-05-10 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Nuckles Virgil O 1908 1971 [Shared tombstone at SE-05-13 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Nuckles Acel D 1909 1992  
O'Dell Okey J 15 July 1896 13 March 1964 [Tombstone at SW-05-02 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
O'Dell Velma Irene Litton 14 October 1915 13 March 2002 "GOD WILL SEE US THROUGH"
[Tombstone at SW-05-03 ]
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Osborne Charles Edwin 22 May 1919 19 October 2010 [Shared tombtone at SE-12-05 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see Obituary notice (The Charleston Gazette  - Oct 24, 2010)
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Osborne Margaret Ann Casto 24 July 1925 7 December 2004 [spouse of Charles Edwin Osborne]
             

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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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