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Bogg's Cemetary



This cemetary is located in a hillside meadow on the Left Fork of Steer Creek, at the former town of Orton, and belongs to Lower Steer Run Missionary Baptist Church. In it's day, Orton was a thriving community, with all the amenities of any small town, but now it has been absorbed under the post office designation of Normantown.

Within the fenced bounds of this cemetary is an ancient "Indian Mound". For more about this mound, as well as others in the area, you might want to visit the Kitchen. Though Native Americans might not share my opinion, I find it appropriate that the early settlers chose this site to lay their loved ones to rest.

For convenience, I have listed the gravestones alphabetically. My comments on the physical appearance of the stones are contained in brackets. I have attempted to faithfully report the inscriptions.



[granite, carved in shape of pulpit with closed book on top]
COME YE BLESSED
[carved pillars & open gate]
ALBERT MAYWOOD
SON OF W.B. &
LOMA BOGGS
BORN AUG. 1ST, 1905
DIED JAN. 13, 1926
AGE 21 YRS
5 MOS. 13 DAYS
[italics]O, flower too soon faded
[on pedestal] BOGGS


[granite, lichen covered]
EDWARD
WAYNE
BOGGS
1882-1885
[italics]At Rest
[footstone]E.W.B.


[granite, flower & leaf carvings in upper corners, inscribed from top to bottom]
BOGGS
WORTHY B.
1877-1946

LOMA
1873-1959

FOREST R. BOGGS
FEBRUARY 2, 1909





[granite, double headstone,roses carved across top]
[centered in banner]BOGGS
[carved male & female hands with rings]
[left side]RUBY E.
1903-1980
[right side]EVERETT R.
1900-1982
[centered in carved heart & banner]-OUR-
GERALDINE, KATHLEEN,
MILDRED, WANDA,
PHYLLIS
-CHILDREN-
MARRIED OCT. 12, 1924


[aluminum marker]
WALKER B. BUTLER
BORN MAY 5, 1916 DIED JAN. 24, 1991
AGE 75
STUMP FUNERAL HOMES, INC.
GRANTSVILLE, WV-ARNOLDSBURG, WV


[granite, double headstone, stone urns on either side of pedestal]
[centered] CHADWELL
[left side, within carved open book]JAMES R.
MAR. 29, 1901
NOV. 2, 1989
[footstone]DAD

[right side, within carved open book] CLAUDETTE
FEB. 8, 1944
[footstone] MOM

[central carved heart, surrounded by flowers & leaves, containing carved male hand putting ring on female hand]


[granite, double headstone, carved long-stemmed rose in each upper corner]
[centetred] HUFF
[left side] JOAN J.
JULY 13, 1933
MAR. 31, 1996

[right side] JESSE H.
DEC. 26, 1935


[granite, double headstone, carved flowers & leaves in upper corners]
[centered] JAMES
[left side] JACK M.
1919-1992
[footstone]JACK

[right side] MARY HELEN
1918-1974
[footstone] MARY


[granite, inscription contained within carved open book with flower & leaf design in bottom corners]
MOTHER
MILDRED L.
MINNEY
JULY 30, 1931
JULY 9, 1982


[granite, centered at top are carved praying hands, surrounded by flower & leaf design]
RICHARD CLARK
MINNEY
MAY 11, 1927
JAN. 10, 1991
[footstone, metal plaque] RICHARD CLARK MINNEY
SGT. US AIR FORCE
WORLD WAR II
1927-1991


[granite, lichen covered, shaped like pulpit with open book on top, center front carved with two hands clasped as though shaking]
FLORINDA
NORMAN
APRIL 14, 1858
JAN. 15, 1930
[italics] Gone to be an angel
[centered on pedestal] NORMAN
[footstone] F.N.


[aluminum marker] JOHN NORMAN
BORN
DIED
SPURGEON-ELLYSON MORTUARY
GLENVILLE, WV


[granite, lichen covered, top half ornately carved with columns, an arch with central crest containing an "R", an open gate and a lamb]
CHARLES S.
SON OF R.G. &
LOICE
RICHARDSON
NOV. 28, 1926
DEC. 28, 1926
[italics] O, Flower too soon Faded
[footstone] C.S.R.


[granite, double headstone with a stone urn on each end of pedestal, a rose carved in each upper corner]
[centered in banner] STALNAKER
[centered beneath banner] He Restoreth my soul
[left side] JOHN BOGGS
NOV. 12, 1923
SEPT. 27, 1996
[footstone, metal plaque]
JOHN BOGGS STALNAKER
SGT. US ARMY AIR CORPS
WORLD WAR II
NOV. 12, 1923 SEP. 27, 1996

[right side]MARY LOU
JAN. 3, 1930
[centered at bottom, a carving of two rings with ribbon running through them] AUG. 13, 1957


[granite, double headstone, carved flower & leaf design in [centered] STALNAKER
[left side]RALPH MARVIN
1929-
[footstone] MARVIN

[right side] MINNEY REID
1928-1976
[footstone] MINNEY


[granite, double headstone]
[centered, carved flower & leaf design on either side] WRIGHT
[left side] GERALDINE R.
JAN. 2, 1927
[right side] HOWARD E.
NOV. 2, 1920
OCT. 21, 1988



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