Mills Cemetery
From Wayne, WV -
Take Route 37 East, go about 5 miles to a gas station with many large trucks:  Hersie Trucking -
Turn right, go up Petercave Road about 1/2 mile, Turn to the right, Over The Hill, onto "Edd's Branch"  
Go up about 3/4 mile, to the second old board barn (the one on the right) - you will see the site below if you look to the left
Turn right, off the main road, go past the barn on your right, and out to the cemetery

The road, at this writing, is in good shape.

May 23, 2015
   This weekend is Memorial Weekend.  Dad and I have not been out to the cemetery, so I don't have a current picture to post here.

   Bogie and Henry have mowed both cemeteries and they are ready for decorating. 

   Dad is having a lot of back pain.  So he doesn't get out too much now.

Cyndi Bolt
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November 11, 2014
  Fall us upon us and the leaves are not upon the trees now.  The mowing is finished for the year.  I don't know what we will do for the next year's mowing personnel - only time will tell.
  Something that has come to my attention:
Any donations to the cemetery fund for cemetery maintenance will be used for the Whole Cemetery.  In other words, if you donate $XX.xx, that is not for just a specific set of graves.  If you wish to support/maintain only a specific set of graves, you must make arrangements with someone to do only those graves.  Dad and I only look after the cemetery as a whole.

  Hope you all have had a reasonably good year.  Dad is currently recovering from his 2nd broken leg.  How complete his recovery, we shall see.  But he is working hard at it.

Cyndi Bolt

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May 12, 2014
  Today, Dad and I mowed some of the cemetery.  Dad finished all of the large mowing.  I trimmed around the stones with the small mower until I ran out of gas.

  We should get it finished tomorrow.

  Then you can come and decorate when you wish.

  The road is in good shape, thanks to the 2012 applications of gravel.  You may drive out easily in any vehicle you choose.

  The cemetery needs some maintenance work that Dad can't do.  Mainly, the dead tree in the back need removing.  Are you interested in undertaking the project?


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The mailing address for us and the cemetery is:

Charles Bolt
374 Edds Branch Road
Wayne, WV 25570

Here is my email address and links to my facebook pages.  You can contact me by email or by facebook.

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Site Map -
 Index - the page you're looking at now
  September 1972  
    1972 Meeting 1  
    1972 Meeting 2  
    1972 Meeting 3  
    1972 Meeting 4  
    1972 Meeting 5  
    1974 Hughes

  Winter View 2006

  From the Road View - January 2010

Panoramic Views    Here are several pan views, mostly from the center of the cemetery.

Unique View   This is taken from a point of land to the south east, throough all the trees.  A view that you don't see very often.

September 1972 Meeting
A look back to a September meeting, with dinner and preaching and singing and visiting.  I think I have all of them up now, that I took that day.  Mostly...,

1974 Hughes Photos
August 2010 - A page of rare photos of the interior of the old not-extant cemetery church building taken by Sam Hughes, Troy Vaughn's nephew-in-law.
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  Donate via Paypal   If you wish to support the maintenance of the cemetery, I've made a donation page for your convenience.  It seems to be working okay.  The maintenance fund is for mowing the cemetery and any repairs and other maintenance such as gravel for the access road. 

Remember to "reload" these pages to get fresh pictures.  Otherwise, your browser may draw older pages from it's cache.  You may need to clear your "cache" on your computer to get updated images.

Cyndi Bolt

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This site is devoted to the Mills Family Cemetery in Wayne County, in western West Virginia.  I hope to have news, events, the mowing schedule, and historical images posted upon these pages.

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View from west hill, about half way along the

This image is from 2014.

Turn off to cemetery

The old barn where you turn off "Edds Branch" to the cemtery.
(2013 image)

Road to the cemetery

The road is in good shape this year, as you drive down past the barn.

As you leave the cemetery

As as you bid the cemetery good bye.

How to lock the gate.

How to lock the gate - wrap the chain around the post
and hitch the chain on the nail...,

Latch the chain.

and hook it through the slot on the gate.

Dead Tree

This tree, despite the green in it, is dead and needs to be removed. 
It's too large a job for Dad.  Would anyone like to undertake this?
The tree has grown up over a couple of stones and you can hardly get
to them.

Some of the grave stones are leaning this way or that.  A few need resetting Real
Soon Now.  One or two have fallen over.  Think about bringing a shovel / resetting
equipment if you plan to visit the cemetery before long.  I don't know how you would
go about resetting a stone.  Anyone have an idea?

Dad walking

Dad on the first inspection of the cemetery of the year.

Daffodils Blooming

2013 - Here's a treat for you!  Back when the Old House still stood, there was a row of daffodils on the west side of the house.  When Uncle Willard Stultz got in a bulldozer to build his pond (off to the left), it spread daffodil bulbs far and wide.  Since then, they spread even further.  They are a lovely site to see in the spring.

I hope you've enjoyed your virtual visit to the cemetery.  Come visit in person Real Soon Now.

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If you can trace any members of your family who have been buried in the Mills Cemetery, please write me so I can make a listing of them.  Especially those whose stones are field stones.

There are also a couple of collections of old family photos on Facebook that have got underway in the past year or so.  Eventually, I will get links to them on here.  I did say "eventually", didn't I?

A distant cousin photographed all the stones in the cemetery a couple of years ago.
 You can find the pictures on  <>

If, by some chance, you are interested in what I am weaving nowadays, here is a link to my
Facebook pages. website and Etsy page:

And a link to our church pages:

You might be interested in my craft guild:

And my spinning guild:
Cyndi Bolt
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374 Edds Branch Road
Wayne, WV 25570-5151