Lonely Cemetery In Wayne County

Through his geocache network Ritchey found one cemetery in Wayne County that was very aptly named – Lonely Cemetery.  Coming south on Hwy 90 to the county seat of Monticello, do not take the bypass, but go through town on Main Street.  Turn left onto Frisby Street, and continue up and around, it will turn into Morris Hill Road.  Just when you think you’ve lost your way, a road appears to the right – Lonely Cemetery Road.  Continue on this road until the cemetery appears before you.  On top of a little knob or knoll, not sure which it should be, you have a most beautiful view of the town.

Lonely Cemetery is small, with perhaps 30 or 40 graves, and very well attended.

Charles Robert Lair, February 24, 1912 – May 1, 1978.  Ethel D. Lair, September 17, 1917 – April 6, 2005.

Oliver J. Crabtree, Kentucky PFC, 347 A AF FTR SQ, World War II, January 19, 1922 – August 2, 1943.

Millard Brumett, March 15, 1880 – April 19, 1935.

Jacky Junior, son of Leslie and Ina Brummett, born and died January 6, 1933.

Oscar Crabtree, 1898-1937.

Oliver C. Crabtree, December 31, 1880 – January 6, 1934.

Beckham Crabtree, July 10, 1903 – June 22, 1948.

Mollie Crabtree, May 30, 1906 – May 28, 1942.

 

2 thoughts on “Lonely Cemetery In Wayne County”

  1. What a lovely cemetery and carving in some of the headstones. So sad for the Crabtree family to have lost so many in seems to be around the same time period. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I agree with Betsy Longo’s comment. Rather sad to read of the short lives of the Crabtree family members buried there. And the saddest is that of PFC Oliver Crabtree, apparently killed during his service in WW2 when he was just 21 years old. As he was a PFC, he may not have been a pilot, but possibly he was since the AAF in the first two years of WW2 trained a variety of men to be pilots.
    Thanks to cousin Phyllis and Ritchey for taking the photos.
    cousin Dick Linton

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