Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: The Sullivans

Tombstone Tuesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers which asks bloggers to create a post including an image of a gravestone of one or more ancestors; it may also include a brief description of the image or the ancestor.

At Coverstone Cemetery
Shenandoah, Virginia 2011

My great-grand aunt Laura Jollett Sullivan and her husband William J. Sullivan are buried in Coverstone Cemetery (formerly the EUB Church Cemetery) in Shenandoah, Virginia, along with most of her brothers and sisters, as well as four of their five daughters.

William J.                             Laura E.
Jan. 13, 1866                       May 30, 1865
May 22, 1942                      July 30, 1947

Close by are the tombstones of their daughters Floral and husband Cletus Merica, 

Cletus H.              Floral M.
Feb. 23, 1899      Mar. 4, 1895
Oct. 11, 1971      Feb. 14, 1987

Pearl and husband Clyde Strole, 

Pearl Strole
June 9, 1891
May 29, 1986

Minnie and husband John Wesley Breeden, 

Minnie B.             John W.
1887 – 1952         1879 - 1961

and Elta and husband Lewis Farrar.

Lewis G.               Elta G.
1898 – 1970         1899 - 1991

Leota is buried with her husband Forrest Racey and his second wife in Winchester, Virginia.

Forrest S.             Leota Sullivan
June 9, 1902       Dec.  24, 1901
June 8, 1988       Jan. 28, 1981

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  1. I never knew Forrest remarried! Where was I? LOL

    1. Yeah, I didn't either until I went looking for their tombstones. Ol' Decatur remarried too after Vic died. But nobody ever told us that. I found his obituary.