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Crown Hill Cemetery

Crown Hill Cemetery

Posted: 1344564296000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hanger, Massie
Does anyone know if there is a listing of plots / burials at this cemetery? I think this is where my great grandmother is buried. She passed away in 1904 shortly after my grandmother was born. She was staying with her sister in Clifton Forge.
Any help appreciated.
Thank You,

Re: Crown Hill Cemetery

Posted: 1344654169000
Classification: Query
What was her name? What was her sister's name? I live in Clifton Forge,and will try to get the info for you.

Re: Crown Hill Cemetery

Posted: 1344695376000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hanger, Lutz
Thank you for your offer to help.
Her name was Dessie Violet Lutz Hanger. I've also seen it spelled Deccie. Her husband was John Hanger they lived in Greenbrier Co. When she got sick John took her to her sister in Clifton Forge for care. I had the death year wrong - it was Saturday 29 Jan 1905. She was 21 years old.
I did find a newpaper announcement of her death in the Lewisburg paper.
It says she died at the home of her sister Mrs. Ada Whitlock in Clifton Forge. The announcement also said that the funeral was in Clifton Forge on Monday and that she was a Methodist. But it didn't say what cemetery; family oral tradition says she was buried at Crown Hill.
In the census records I have found the sister and her husband Jerry Whitlock living in Clifton Forge.
I appreciate any help you can offer. I hope to be in Greenbrier Co around Labor Day and thought I might be able to find her grave. I live in Arkansas.

Re: Crown Hill Cemetery

Posted: 1368501439000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lutz, Whitlock, Hanger, Dunlap
Rose, I don't know if you're still looking for Dessie, but I finally found her tonight. I couldn't find her using the names you gave me, but did remember a lady from my church whose name was Dorothy Whitlock Dunlap, so I did an search for her. Eureaka! She was the daughter of Ada Lutz and Jere Fendol Whitlock! When I researched Ada, I found her sister, Dessie, who died in Clifton Forge on 28Jan1905, at the age of 20.

While I couldn't find her burial place, I do know that Dorothy Whitlock Dunlap is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, so would guess that Dessie is buried there, also.

All of your family members are found in the Stephanie Doroghazi Powell-Moulds Family Tree on There are family photos, including 2 of Dessie and one of her chld.

So sorry I couldn't find this before your trip, but just wanted you to know I hadn't forgotten about you. I still don't know what made me think of Dot Dunlap, because she was much older than I was, and I only knew her by her married name; however, I finally remembered that she had a brother who was a house painter, and who's last name was Whitlock. In fact, he used to live across the street from me when I was a little girl, and Dot and I went to the same Presbyterian Church, where she played piano and organ.

Please let me know if you find the family tree Dessie's in. If not, I'll scan the info and send it to you in an email. Hope this helps with your family research.


Donna Craft
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