Mills Cemetery
From Wayne, WV -
Take Route 37 East, go about 5 miles to an Ashland station
Turn right, go up Petercave Road about 1/2 mile, Turn onto "Edd's Branch"  
Go up about 3/4 mile, to the second old board barn (the one on the right)
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.

June 7, 2013 - After Decoration Day  Here is a decorated portion of the cemetery.
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May 27, 2013 - Official Memorial Day -

Many families have been out at the cemetery decorating.  I hope to get some decoration pictures taken soon.  Maybe this afternoon, if it clears off.  We've had some light rain this morning.

Good News!  We've located a man who can do the cemetery mowing.  He came to speak to us yesterday then leaped into action, mowing the grounds even as people were decorating! So the cemetery is freshly mowed as of now.

I want to thank the people who donated to the maintenance fund.  You should receive a thank you note fairly soon, if I have your address.
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May 10, 2013 -
I guess I spoke too soon.  Dad went ahead and weed whacked and has just finished mowing the cemetery.  Said he took it slow. 

So it is ready to decorate, any time you feel like it.  The road is in good shape, thanks to applications of gravel last year.

He said he has to weed whack first because he can't see the smaller field stones down in the grass! 
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May 7, 2013 -
Dad is beginning to think about mowing the cemetery.  Mentioned removing old decorations today.  But it looked like rain, so he decided to wait.

This year, he will probably only be able to do the mowing, with his riding mower.  Trimming around the headstones is too much for him now.  So if you want closely trimmed headstones, you need to make provision when you come to visit the cemetery around Memorial Day.

This year Memorial Day is "May 27th."  Really too early.  It's May 30th to me.

Dad didn't mow in April.  So the grass is probably getting high out there, as grass does this time of year.  Ah, well.

Down at the end of the page is a second jigsaw puzzle, just for fun.

So long for now,
Cyndi Bolt

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April 6, 2013 -
Dad and I went out to the cemetery today for the Spring Inspection.  All seems well.  The cemetery looks good.  At least it will look good until the grass begins growing again.

I've put some new photos over on the right.  Enjoy!
Cyndi Bolt
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The mailing address for us and the cemetery is:

Charles Bolt
374 Edds Branch Road
Wayne, WV 25570
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If you are interested, Roger Bing, who lives two houses down the road from us (at the fork) (same road name) does mowing on the Vaughn-Mills Cemetery, behind the Mills Cemetery.

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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 (Dad usually) 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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Below is a small puzzle I thought you'd enjoy!
DadSittingOnStone Jigsaw Puzzle
Jigsaw Puzzle

One or two have said they liked the puzzle, so here is another one - I took this earlier this spring (2012) on a Misty Morning venture out the road.

2012 5 14 MistyMor Jigsaw Puzzle
2012 5 14 MistyMor
Jigsaw Puzzle

Decoration Day 2013

Here is a new panoramic photo of one area of the cemetery, after decorating.

The old barn, on the road to Mills Cemetery

Turn off the road at the Old Barn

Road Graveled Going

The road is in good shape thanks to the application of two truck loads of gravel last
spring.  Thanks to everyone who donated time and funding.  You may drive out now in
any vehicle you choose.

Road Graveled Going

View of the road as seen as you are leaving.

Dad walking in cemetery

Dad's beginning his inspection.

Cemetery center

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?

Daffodils Blooming

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.  It's quite a site in person and they are in Full Bloom Now!

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.

A distant consin 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