May Cemetery

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May Cemetery

Honaker, Russell County, Virginia, USA
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Located on the Russell Co. / Buchanan Co. border on a ridge to the northeast of Big A Mtn. Take Rt. 80 out of Honaker toward Big A Mtn. When you get to the Russell / Buchanan line, turn right onto Chimney Rock Road. Follow Chimney Rock Rd. until you see the Fletcher Family Cemetery on the right in a sharp curve to the left. Go around this curve and continue and almost immediately you will come to a fork in the road. Take the right fork up onto the ridge, not the left one (which looks like the main road) which goes down into the valley. Then follow the road and you will eventually pass the Clark Cemetery on the left. At this point you are about half way to the May Cemetery. Continue on out the road passing several gas well turn offs. You should pass two gas well road turnoffs on the left and a gas well along the road also on the left prior to coming to the May Cemetery. After passing the gas well that sits along the road the road turns to the left and then look for another gas well road to the left. The May cemetery sits in the fork of the road between the main road and the gas well road and is most easily accessed from the gas well road side.

I originally charted this cemetery in April 2011 at which time I was able to read the stones of all the persons listed buried here. I returned on 19 Oct 2017 to photograph the stones at which time those of John Peter May, his wife, Victoria "Fletcher" May and Victoria's brother, Milton B. "Mort" Fletcher were no longer identifiable. The information had originally been painted on the stones and at this time had either worn off or faded away.

This cemetery had several graves marked only with field stones. The cemetery is currently listed on maps as the May Cemetery, however, When John Peter May died in 1955 his death certificate listed this as the Fletcher Cemetery. It is believed that Victoria "Fletcher" May's parents, James H. & Elizabeth "Hunt" Fletcher are probably also buried here. James H. Fletcher died in 1918 and his death certificate lists him as being buried in a Fletcher Cemetery also.

Michael A. Dye


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GPS Coordinates: 37.08894, -82.02084

  • Added: 19 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2653600