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Brice Hamilton Edwards' Cemetery
Recorded by: Susan M. Jurban, 7 July 2002

Birchleaf, Dickenson County, VA
Directions: From Birchleaf, take Rte. 670 across the Russell Fork at the Sandlick Elemetary School for 1.6 miles, turn left onto Rte. 745, across an old bridge over Lick Creek, follow for .9 mile to the old Noah Edwards' property, [where Clarence & Bertha Edwards later lived], this is a left turn onto a gravel road. It is advisable to have a 4-wheel drive for this road. The cemetery is up the hill .7miles.

Brice Hamilton Edwards and Mother Sallie - stones Brice Hamilton Edwards and Mother Sallie's stones
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The Inscriptions
1st row: Powers, Dannie Lee
May 4, 1936 - April 1, 1987
Gone Away With A Friend
[s/o Fred & Zora Edwards Powers]
2nd row: Hess, Earl Edward
Oct. 27, 1928 - Sept. 4, 1982
In God's Care
[m. Carol Sue Powers, d/o Fred & Zora Edwards Powers]
3rd row: Watson Edwards
Born March 21, 1900 - Died July 25, 1930
His memory is blessed [s/o Brice Hamilton & Sarah Hay Edwards, shot & killed by Tom McCowan]

Winnie Edwards
Born June 11, 1901 - Died Feb. 5, 1927
Gone to a bright home where grief cannot come
[d/o James E. & Louisa Ida Sutherland, w/o Watson Edwards]
4th row: Brice H. Edwards
Oct. 2, 1857 - Dec. 8, 1934
Gone but not forgotten
[Brice Hamilton Edwards, s/o Andrew Jackson & Lucretia Deel Edwards]

Mother Sallie Edwards
Aug. 2, 1860 - Jan. 11, 1945
A tender mother and faithful friend
[Sarah Hay, d/o Ambrose & Phoebe Counts Hay, w/o Brice]
5th row: Kevin S. Edwards
B. Nov. 26, 73 - D. Nov. 26, 73
Asleep in Jesus

Faery Allie Edwards
B. Sept. 12, 1937 - D. Sept. 12, 1937

Larry G. Edwards
Apr. 9, 1945 - Sept. 8, 1945
From Mother's Arms to the Arms of Jesus
6th row: Robert Vernon Edwards
B. Jan. 11, 1941 - D. June 23, 1941
May we meet our babes in Heaven

Audrey Jeanette Edwards
B. Nov. 23, 1938 - D. Dec. 4, 1938
Darling we miss thee

Eddie Jean Edwards
B. Nov. 10, 1936 - D. Nov. 10, 1936
Gone to Be An Angel

Norma June Edwards
B. Jan. 10, 1940-D. Feb. 5, 1940 Forever With The Lord

Betty Joyce Edwards
B. Sept. 29, 1944 - D. June 10, 1945
Asleep
[the last 7 children were prob. children of Vernon & Eva Counts Edwards, who had 6-7 babies die, Vernon, s/o Andrew Jackson R. & Elizabeth Deel Edwards]
7th row: Powers [double stone]
Wed Dec. 18, 1931
Fred C.
Jan. 22, 1908 - Jan. 28, 1998
[s/o S. & Elizabeth Sutherland Powers]
Zora I.
June 26, 1910 -
[d/o Basil & Lillie Fair Yates Edwards, w/o Fred]

Odes Edwards
Born July 31, 1922 - Died July 31, 1922
Asleep in Jesus
[Otis, s/o Stacy & Sindusta Hackney Edwards, Stacy s/o Noah M. & Crissie Deel Edwards]
8th row: Edwards [double stone]
Asleep in Jesus
Lillie
1891-1976
[Lillie Fair d/o David & Ollie Stanley Yates, w/o Basil]
Basil
1893-1932
[s/o Brice Hamilton & Sarah Hay Edwards]

Dallas Ray Edwards
Born June 4, 1919 - Died June 18, 1919
Asleep in Jesus
[s/o Basil & Lillie Fair Yates Edwards]

Allan Edwards
Born Dec. 27, 1912 - Died Feb. 12, 1913
Asleep in Jesus
[s/o Basil & Lillie Fair Yates Edwards]

Ellene Gail Owens
Sept. 10, 1946 - Sept. 14, 1946
Asleep in Jesus Peaceful Sleep
[d/o Estel & Flossie Edwards Owens]

Richard Keith Owens Oct. 21, 1952 - Apr. 15, 1957
A precious son from us is gone but not forgotten
[s/o Estel & Flossie Edwards Owens]

Lillie Elizabeth Owens
Oct. 25, 1963 - Oct. 26, 1963
Asleep in Jesus Peaceful Sleep
[d/o Estel & Flossie Edwards Owens]
9th row: A. J. R. Edwards Oct. 8, 1876 - Aug. 10, 1935
Dying is but going home
[Andrew Jackson R. Edwards, s/o Brice Hamilton & Sarah Hay Edwards]

Elizabeth Edwards
Apr. 6, 1877 - June 29, 1970
Dying Is But Going Home
[d/o Richard & Orpha Sutherland Deel, w/o Andrew Jackson R.]

Owens [double stone]
Elder Estel
Apr. 21, 1925 - Apr. 9, 1997
Gone Away With A Friend
[s/o James Alderson & Elizabeth Sutherland Owens]
Flossie
Feb. 13, 1927
[d/o Basil & Lillie Fair Yates Edwards, w/o Estel]
[Military Marker on Estel's grave]: Estel Owens U S Navy World War II
Apr. 21, 1925 - Apr. 9, 1997
Beloved Husband Father Grandfather
10th row: Lawrence Edwards
Bornd Sept. 1, 1902 - Died Sept. 7, 1908
Asleep in Jesus
[prob. s/o Andrew Jackson R. & Elizabeth Deel Edwards]
11th row: Buford Edwards
Apr. 22, 1929 - Feb. 23, 1931
Our babe has gone to rest
[s/o Trigg & Bessie W. Hackney Edwards, Trigg s/o Noah M. & Crissie Deel Edwards]

*Maudy Edwards
B & D Nov. 15 1905
[d/o Noah M. & Crissie Deel Edwards]
*Rodney Edwards
[s/o Noah M. & Crissie Deel Edwards
He was b. Dec. 3 1912, d.y.]
[*old makers, hard to read]

Eurel Owens
B. July 27, 1916 - D. Feb. 4, 1939
A precious one from us is gone. A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home, Which can never be filled.
[prob. s/o Robert & Rhoda Ella Fuller Owens, Ella m. 2) Noah M. Edwards, m. 3) James Owens]
12th row: Edwards [double stone]
In Loving Memory
Wed May 7, 1960
Bobby H. 1936 - Dixie L. 1943 -
[Bobby s/o Clarence & Bertha Edwards]

Crissie Edwards
Oct. 1884 - July 28, 1916
Faithful to her trust even onto death
[d/o Richard & Orpha Sutherland Deel, w/o Noah]

Noah M. Edwards
June 7, 1880 - Feb. 27, 1931
[s/o Brice Hay Edwards] Noah M. Edwards June 7, 1880 - Feb. 27, 1931 [s/o Brice Hamilton & Sarah Hay Edwards

Loreta Edwards
Born Dec. 3, 1879 - Died Nov. 12, 1920
Age 40 y 10 m 9 d
Holy Bible [written above name]
A tender mother and faithful friend
[d/o James & Didema Mullins Epling, m. 1) George McClellan Hackney, 2) Noah]
13th row: Charlie H. Fuller
Mar. 23, 1877 - Apr. 20, 1957
We will meet again
[s/o Thomas & Matilda Deel Fuller]

Elzena Fuller
Mar. 6, 1886 - Jan. 2, 1954
Asleep in Jesus
[d/o Silas & Mary Jane Noonchester Deel, w/o Charlie]

Roger Lee Fuller
Jan. 11, 1941 - Aug. 26, 1941
[s/o Silas Kilby & Clara Edwards Fuller]

Alifair Fuller
July 30, 1897 - June 20, 1918
Gone but not forgotten
[d/o Charles Hawkins & Elzena Deel Fuller]
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