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Gene Farley II
Janice Farley Ferrell
Cecil Henry Hewlett
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Photos may not be republished or used on any other website including Find A Grave or Ancestry.com family trees.
Cemetery photos and captions ©2007-2016 Jan S. Richardson. All rights reserved.
This cemetery is owned and cared for by the Alley family heirs. The cemetery is near capacity and due to lack of existing burial space,
the cemetery is closed to new burials except for those previously reserved by the Hazel Alley Scott family.
Please donate to or volunteer your efforts in caring for the cemetery if you have loved ones buried here.
Janie Scott, Chattaroy, WV
Jan Smith Richardson, Dunbar, WV
The Farley and Alley Family Cemetery
Thomas Farley and Nancy Ann Maynard Farley
Paul Z. Alley and Lydia Farley Alley
direct descendants and related families.
Transcribed by Jan S. Richardson
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Many others unmarked or unreadable and known only to God.
To Be Continued......
Please email me if you know of someone buried in this cemetery who may not have a marker,
or if you would like to contribute to its care and maintenance.
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
This project is dedicated to the history and preservation of the Farley Family and Alley Family Cemetery located in Mingo County, West Virginia and to the memory of those buried there, and to my grandparents William and Sarah Alley Smith. This site also includes surveys of other family cemeteries located in southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, that are in some way connected to the Farley or Alley family and their descendants. Except where specifically noted, all website content, including photos, are copyrighted by Jan S. Richardson - All Rights Reserved.
CEMETERY CLEANING MAY 2015
Thanks to everyone who made May's cemetery cleaning a success. Whether you physically helped clean the cemetery, or donated money to help with flowers and gasoline, your help is very much appreciated. THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED!
Special thanks to the Scott family members for mowing and cleaning the Arson Alley section of the cemetery. You do a great job and it is very much appreciated.
A VERY SPECIAL "THANK YOU!" TO THE PERSON WHO PLACES A SOLITARY ROSE ON ALL OF THE GRAVES IN THE CEMETERY. YOUR EFFORTS DO NOT GO UNNOTICED AND YOU ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!
If anyone is interested in participating in the next cleaning of the cemetery, or if you want to make a contribution for flowers, gasoline, or weed killer, please contact me. If you just want to go and clean you ancestor's grave or your family's section of the cemetery, please do. Any help is very much appreciated.
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by Walter Butler Palmer(1906)
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I’d exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you.
A Bridge Across Time
by Darlene Stevens
She calls to me from long ago;
through sunlit skies, through drifts of snow;
in dancing clouds above the sea,
I call to her, and she to me.
So real was she. She laughed, she cried,
She loved, she lost, she lived, she died.
In hopes and dreams, so real was she,
She lived her life that I may be.
The blood through which my veins does flow,
The same as hers, so long ago.
So it will be. Then when I'm gone,
in a future child it will flow on.
I'll live my life, and when it's done,
I'll live again in those to come.
For I'm a bridge from her to me,
From all that were, to those that be.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Darlene Stevens for permission to use her poetry on this site.
In addition to public records, this web site contains copyrighted work of the site creator. The information contained herein is intended as a guide for family research and cemetery preservation only and may contain errors. This work is not for resale nor redistribution for profit. Except for personal use in private family research files (that will not be published in any form or posted online), the information on this site cannot be copied or reproduced in any form (including but not limited to photos, graphics, and maps) or published in any form in whole or in part without the express written consent of the site creator, Jan Smith Richardson.
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