Kellys Creek, Kanawha County, West Virginia

Ward Cemetery

Kellys Creek, Cedar Grove, Kanawha County, West Virginia

History

The town of Ward, West Virginia, was once a bustling coal mining community in eastern Kanawha County.  Ward was home to the employees and families of the Kelly's Creek Colliery Company, later known as Valley Camp Coal Company.  Read More

Burial Records

The original cemetery records were lost in a fire; however, burials in Ward Cemetery can be located if there is an existing, readable marker. 

If you need a look-up of a plot number or need help locating a burial, please send us a request and we will be happy to assist you.  Read More

Advisory Committee

The Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee was formed by volunteers to assist in maintaining the cemetery grounds and to help preserve the physical artifacts, monuments, buildings, and infrastructure of the cemetery as a cultural landmark and historic resource.  Read More

 
 

PLEASE DONATE OR VOLUNTEER

Ward Cemetery is located on Kelly's Creek Road near Cedar Grove, WV. The cemetery's area is approximately twelve acres and is the final resting place for more than 2000 people.  Those interred in the cemetery represent many ages, faiths, races, cultures, and nationalities, most of them brought together by common circumstances...coal mining and life in a coal camp.


The Ward Cemetery is not a perpetual care cemetery.  The cemetery has been cared for by volunteers for many years and depends on their efforts in addition to donations. 


After many years of loving care and dedication by volunteer caretakers 
such as Charles and Patsy Tucker and Lee Roy and Helen Smith and others, the Ward Cemetery still continues to be maintained thanks to the work of the present caretaker Sherry Smith assisted by the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee

We are appealing to family, friends, and businesses for help in caring for the Ward Cemetery. Please inform family members and friends of the need for donations. We want to continue to keep the resting place of our loved ones beautiful for as long as we can, but we cannot do this without your help. Please make checks payable to Ward Cemetery and mail to: 



Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee

c/o Sherry Smith

3012 Dorsey Drive

Belle WV 25015


PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING.  THOSE IN CHARGE OF SEEKING DONATIONS AND CARING FOR THE CEMETERY ARE VOLUNTEERS WHO DONATE THEIR TIME AND EFFORTS TO THE CARE OF WARD CEMETERY.

 

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The care and beautification of Ward Cemetery is  accomplished through the efforts of volunteers who depend on donations to aid in their work.  All donated funds are used to assist with the care and preservation of the Ward Cemetery in accordance with the mission, purpose, and goals of the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee.

 

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