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Cemetery Name:

Parkins (a.k.a. Paradise)

 

Parkins Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV   Parkins Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Bancroft
Coordinates: 38.5885N  81.8019W
Maintained by: Arnold Rollins
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: June 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (May 2008)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located on Bowles Ridge Road, just west off Route 34 near Paradise. Easily accessible, with parking alongside the paved road in front of the cemetery.
** 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

Last Name: First Name: Born: Died: Inscription: Photo: Source:
Allen Denver Wade 7 December 1950 3 July 2005 "Integrity, Courage & Grace... No More, No Less"
"A Shining Example of What Was RIGHT With The World" 
"Ezekiel 16:6"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Married September 3, 1970"
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Allen Marsha Gail 29 December 1953  
Angell Mary Joseph 3 March 1913 3 August 1982   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Blake Nancy L. 1851 1932   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bowling Emmett M. 15 August 1880 31 January 1966 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Married Dec. 4, 1913"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bowling Bessie E. 1 June 1893  
Brown Billy L. 25 February 1944 13 November 2003 "Resting in Peace" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Brown David Leon, Sr. 29 December 1941 29 March 1986 "The Lord is my refuge" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Brown Mabel C. 21 May 1912 29 June 2006 [Wife of Ralph Brown - from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail June 30, 2006] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Brown Ralph D. 2 June 1911 26 February 1989 "F2 US NAVY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Carter Ida E. Joseph 24 December 1909 31 May 1996   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Casto Averill Bond 9 October 1886 26 September 1982 "Father"
"Born Philo, Jim Ridge, W.Va. Son of Wm. Mack and Louvisa Parkins Casto"
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[Husband and wife - shared stone]
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Casto Anna Cartmill 28 September 1889 9 June 1984
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"Mother"
"Born Mason County, W.Va. Daughter of John G. and Virginia McGuire Cartmill"
Casto Homer M. 12 September 1889 4 February 1958   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Casto Letcher Blaine 1883 1963 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Till we meet again"
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Casto Susan Bell 1886 1961
Casto Louvica J. Parkins 18 October 1859 22 July 1914 "Wife of W.M. Casto"
"She was the sunshine of our home"
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Casto Marion Chester 29 October 1899 11 March 1928 "When neither sorrow, sin nor death shall ever enter more" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Casto Paul Terrence 17 April 1952 18 April 1952 "Son of Terrence N. & Opal B. Casto" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Casto Stuart H. 9 December 1891 5 March 1962 "A.S.N. 1836130 A.E.F. BATTERY B 315 IA FIELD ARTILLERY WORLD WAR I 1917-1919" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Casto Terrence Nathan 1 August 1909 1 April 1974   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Casto Wm. Mack 4 July 1854 2 September 1943 "Father" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Cowley John R. 11 June 1949 14 January 1996 "AMN US AIR FORCE" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Crago Atha Eugene 6 October 1938 31 January 2007 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Crago Nancy Kay 26 July 1951 4 March 2008
Crago Altha O. 1907 1976 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Crago Freda L. 1909  
Crago Beryl Maxine 3 November 1912 11 November 1934 "In after time we'll meet her" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Crago J.M. 1 May 1861 9 December 1917 "Kind father of love thou art gone to thy rest, forever to bask mid the joys of the blest" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Crago James Allen 4 May 1881 9 July 1941 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"We will meet again"
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Crago Avis Arminta 7 December 1884 7 June 1973
Crago Jane Ruth Roush 24 February 1931 28 August 2009 [Dau. of John R. and Thelma Cook Roush, wife of Paul E. Crago - from her obituary from Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, WV]   Source: WVCPA research
Crago L. Eldridge 1884 1970 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Till We Shall Meet and Never Part"
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Crago Fayne O. 1890 1971
Crago Mary Bertha 1887 1971   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Crago Mary E. 4 January 1858 17 June 1940   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Crago Olen Otis "Bob" 20 April 1909 3 April 1971 "Dad"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
"Wed Oct. 5,1928"
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Crago Thelma M. 18 October 1918 19 May 1998
Crago Wilmer Darrell 5 February 1920 24 November 1992 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Married April 6, 1947"
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Crago Willa Scott 30 August 1927  
Craigo W. Allen 16 April 1925 11 October 1925 "Darling we miss thee" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Craigo Charles M. 1882 1941 "At Rest"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Sitter"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Craigo Easter O'Dell 1894 1981
Craigo Jackie Lee 1936 1937   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Craigo Ruth Alma 10 June 1926 29 August 1926 [Located next to Simon Craigo's grave] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Craigo Simon A. 6 July 1890 2 September 1964 [Husband and wife - shared plot] Click for photo of tombstone
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Craigo Vonnie B. 24 December 1892 17 February 1983
Garton Dewey T. 3 June 1897 11 February 1965 "WEST VIRGINIA SGT CO M 310 INFANTRY WORLD WAR I" Click for photo of tombstone  Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Garton Dewey T., Jr. 1920 1984 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Garton Marian M. 1925  
Garton Gerald S. 23 January 1923 28 February 1999   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Garton Margaret P. 20 May  1929 2 September 1988
Garton Thomas 17 February 1855 4 November 1946 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Tender Mother and a Loving Father"
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Garton Delilah 5 July 1856 11 April 1938
Garton Vera C. 1900 1988   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Gibson Donald E. 19 January 1938 25 December 2003 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery 
Gibson Charlene E. 5 June 1936 7 October 1982
Gibson George Hayward 22 June 1916 6 February 1995 "TEC 4 US ARMY WORLD WAR II"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Mar. 29, 2006]
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Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Gibson Ruthana P. 5 August 1918 28 March 2006
Gibson Luther Howard 4 October 1897 17 October 1968 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Gibson Louise I. Casto 29 April 1897 21 May 1995
Harrison Hansford E. 8 June 1931 6 June 1985 "Dad" Click for photo of tombstone
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Harrison Junior Lacy 3 September 1927 19 June 1994   Click for photo of tombstone
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Harrison Lacy 1902 1942   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Harrison Rev. William Riley 14 September 1857 25 March 1936 [Husband and wife - shared stone and shared grave - they died two days apart from pneumonia] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Source: WVCPA research
Harrison Angeline Catherine 4 September 1858 23 March 1936
Hill Orley Roscoe 21 October 1893 11 February 1966 "Father"
[World War I veteran - much of the military stone buried under the sod]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
"Married Jan. 18, 1920"
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Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Hill Ruby A. Casto 6 December 1894 26 March 1983
Hill Ralph E. 8 September 1924 8 August 2003 "Dad"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mom"
"Married Dec. 12, 1947"
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Hill Maxine L. 5 August 1927 21 September 1993
Hill Randall Kenneth 16 August 1926 13 November 1926 "Son of Roscoe & Ruby Hill"
[Rest of inscription illegible in photo]
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Hill Timothy R. "Shotgun" 16 September 1959 29 December 1999   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Huddleston Virginia K. 12 August 1955 6 November 2003 "Loving Wife and Mother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Joseph Infant daughter 1916 1916 "I pray Thee Lord my soul to keep" Click for photo of tombstone
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Joseph Infant son 1915 1915 "I pray Thee Lord my soul to keep" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Joseph Linda Fay 30 October 1939 7 March 1940 "I pray Thee Lord my soul to keep" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Joseph Rollie P. 19 April 1877 8 September 1969 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Joseph Rhoda M. 4 October 1876 4 February 1955
McAdams Harry Earl 14 August 1915 30 April 1997 "Born Williamsburg, Ohio"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Daughter of Averill B. & Anna Casto"
"All you ever leave behind you when your soul has crossed the bay, Is the good you've done to others as you tarried by the way"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
McAdams Gaynell Faith 20 April 1890 23 February 1973
McCormick Delbert 15 September 1920 22 September 1920 "Budded on Earth to bloom in Heaven" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McCormick Judson 16 October 1928 24 December 1988 "Beloved Brother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McCormick Solomon Davis 5 May 1885 25 December 1939 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"They rest from their labors and their works do follow them"
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McCormick Letha Clair McKee 18 April 1889 19 August 1975
McGill James P.   18 July 2009 [51 years of age - son of Roland and Madeline McGill, husband of Cynthia Rice McGill - from his obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail July 21, 2009]   Source: WVCPA research
McKee Robert 4 January 1827 8 December 1909 [Shared stone]
"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McKee Elizabeth 2 December 1842 4 March 1917
Mondy Bobby Ralph 20 April 1931 20 September 1933 "I Pray Thee Lord My Soul To Keep" Click for photo of tombstone
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Nelson Joseph E. 23 April 1925 20 May 1974 "SGT ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Parkins       [Parkins family marker] Click for photo of tombstone  
Parkins Cecil O. 1894 1971 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins Lucy M. 1895

1973

Parkins Clarence W. 4 January 1914 30 August 1980 "LT COL US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II KOREA" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins Clarice G. 1919 1921 "Daughter" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins Ellsworth 14 April 1868 3 January 1941 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins Lydia L. 14 February 1876 6 October 1935
Parkins Fred C. 1885 1973 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins Stella Ranson 1888 1962
Parkins Homer H. 8 December 1866 20 February 1910   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
[Homer & Lottie's markers on either side of the tree planted at the highest point in the cemetery] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Parkins Lottie H. 4 November 1878 18 February 1911
"Wife of Homer H. Parkins" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins Howard H. 6 December 1906 1 August 1939   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins Infant son 8 March 1916 8 March 1916 "Infant Son of Robert & Pearl Parkins" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins James P. 30 December 1929 30 October 1931 "Our Darling" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins James S. 8 February 1854 5 October 1937 "Father"
"At Rest"
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Parkins Luella C. 1916 1923 "Daughter" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins Madeline Brown 30 April 1913 13 December 1991   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins Maria J. 21 January 1857 17 September 1928 "She was the sunshine of our home" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins Nathan 31 July 1823 17 December 1901 "Aged 78Y. 4M. 17D."
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Wife of Nathan Parkins"
"Aged 70Y. 9M."
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins Isabel 18 March 1831 18 December 1901
Parkins Ralph Ranson 20 April 1920 10 November 1995 "CPL US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II"
"Together in Paradise"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Bada's death date from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Nov. 22, 2005] 
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Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Source: WVCPA research
Parkins Bada Lee 10 December 1920 19 November 2005
Parkins Robert H. 1887 1966 "What we keep in memory is ours unchanged forever" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
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Parkins Pearl 1891 1975
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Parkins Stanley E. 5 September 1899 6 April 1919 "How desolate our home bereft of thee" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins Warren B. 6 February 1911 16 August 1989   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Parkins William 2 August 1851 9 June 1929 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Death is eternal life, why should we weep"
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Parkins Segious A. 25 November 1858 18 August 1930
Parkins Willie Etta Alma Harrison 3 August 1881 29 March 1907 "Wife of W.C. Parkins"
"Aged 25Yrs. 6Ms. 29Ds."
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Rice Larry Robert 6 December 1941 6 December 1941 "Son of Martin & Ruth Rice"
"Little children are His angels"
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Rice Lawrence M. 25 October 1914 1 April 1981 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Beyond the Sunset"
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Rice Ruth E. Hill 16 August 1921  
Scott Benjamin Harrison 27 November 1888 2 February 1972 "Father"
"WEST VIRGINIA PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR I"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in June 2004
Scott Louise E. Parkins 25 January 1883 20 March 1944 "Mother"
"Wife of Benjamin H. Scott"
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Smith Charles S. 1942 1943 "Son" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Witt Eugenia E. 31 March 1917 16 May 1981   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Witt Infant son   8 December 1949 "Infant Son & Dau. of Sebert & Eugenia Witt"
[Shared stone]
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Witt Infant daughter   8 December 1949
Witt Suzanne Elizabeth 12 August 1948 15 August 1948   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wolford Homer Joseph 24 January 1945 25 January 1945   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery 
Wolford R. Keith 1935 1989   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Located just outside the fence at the back of the cemetery:
Perry Patsy J.  12 June 1935 1 May 2004 "Mother"
"In Loving Memory"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery

 

Comments: 

Parkins Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV

Dates in Red are not inscribed on the tombstone and have either been calculated based on death date or are as a result of research on the individual.

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