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Wayne County
West Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Wayne County

Index to Locations

  • Staley Cemetery
  • Elmwood Elmwood Cemetery
  • Kenova Docks Creek Cemetery
  • Kenova Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Wayne Community Memorial Gardens Cemetery
  • Wayne Wayne Cemetery


    Staley Cemetery
    Wayne County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      George Walter Staley (1879-1969) — also known as G. Walter Staley — of Prichard, Wayne County, W.Va. Born in Wayne County, W.Va., August 13, 1879. Democrat. Confectionary merchant; chair of Wayne County Democratic Party, 1940-50. Died in Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va., August 2, 1969 (age 89 years, 354 days). Interment at Staley Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles E. 'Charley' Staley (1848-1893) and Belvedora (Gilkeson) Staley (1851-1887); married, December 26, 1900, to Sallie G. Wilkinson (1877-1911); married 1916 to Anna Irby (1888-1957).


    Elmwood Cemetery
    Elmwood, Wayne County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
    Arch J. Alexander Arch Johnson Alexander (1898-1976) — also known as Arch J. Alexander — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., August 22, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; coal mining executive; chief, West Virginia Department of Mines; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Elks; Freemasons. Died September 11, 1976 (age 78 years, 20 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Alexander and Ida E. (Cline) Alexander; married to Lucille Ferguson (1901-1999).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951


    Docks Creek Cemetery
    Kenova, Wayne County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Fisher Bowen Plymale (1886-1953) — also known as Fisher B. Plymale — of Handley, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Wayne County, W.Va., January 24, 1886. Locomotive engineer; Farmer-Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 6th District, 1924. Died in Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va., September 2, 1953 (age 67 years, 221 days). Interment at Docks Creek Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Plymale (1848-1901) and Georgia (Miller) Plymale (1868-1943); married, December 20, 1929, to Hallie Gray Burr (1896-1993); second cousin once removed of Wayne Malcolm Plymale; second cousin twice removed of Robert H. Plymale (1955-).
      Political family: Plymale family of Kenova and Huntington, West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Wayne Malcolm Plymale (1912-1999) — also known as Wayne M. Plymale — of Ceredo, Wayne County, W.Va.; Huntington, Wayne County, W.Va. Born in Kenova, Wayne County, W.Va., November 12, 1912. Democrat. School teacher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wayne County, 1957-58. Methodist. Member, National Education Association. Died December 23, 1999 (age 87 years, 41 days). Interment at Docks Creek Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Edward Plymale (1869-1951) and Leah Rebecca (Malcolm) Plymale (1879-1959); second cousin once removed of Fisher Bowen Plymale (1886-1953) and Robert H. Plymale.
      Political family: Plymale family of Kenova and Huntington, West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Kenova, Wayne County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Byron Lee Osburn (1873-1962) — also known as Byron L. Osburn — of Kenova, Wayne County, W.Va. Born in Wayne County, W.Va., April 3, 1873. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wayne County, 1905-08; postmaster at Kenova, W.Va., 1934-39 (acting, 1934); mayor of Kenova, W.Va., 1941-42. Died in Kenova, Wayne County, W.Va., May 18, 1962 (age 89 years, 45 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mary McDowell (Tabor) Osburn (1838-1924) and Walter Raleigh Osburn (1839-1913).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Community Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    Wayne, Wayne County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Clyde Staley (1899-1971) — of Pecks Mill, Logan County, W.Va. Born in Wayne, Wayne County, W.Va., December 1, 1899. Democrat. Lumber dealer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Logan County, 1959-60. Baptist. Died in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, February 14, 1971 (age 71 years, 75 days). Interment at Community Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Wayne Cemetery
    Wayne, Wayne County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Jonah Adkins (1894-1956) — of Ceredo, Wayne County, W.Va. Born in Wayne, Wayne County, W.Va., January 7, 1894. Democrat. Mine electrician; justice of the peace; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wayne County, 1945-50. Church of Christ. Died in Wayne, Wayne County, W.Va., December 14, 1956 (age 62 years, 342 days). Interment at Wayne Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Goodwin Adkins and Melinda (Williamson) Adkins; married, September 4, 1912, to Cassie Tabor (1891-1974).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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