The Ivan and Marie Boggs, Dewey Memorial Cemetery
One of the newer cemeteries in the area is the Dewey Memorial Cemetery in Pound, Virginia. However, it is always surprising when you go to these places as who has chosen these quiet places for their rest.
Directions to the Cemetery
From US 23 South at Pound, VA Turn Right onto State 671. Continue onto 620 then turn right onto Dewey Cemetery Road. Turn left onto Badger Lane up the Hill on your right is the cemetery.
There is a resting bench inside of the fence for those needing a place to sit and reflect. The bench reads…
“MARIE FAULKNER BOGGS
A virtuous woman her price is far above Rubies
A welcoming smile and a backdoor that is always open. An outstretched hand and a table overflowing.
In appreciation for your service to our community.
Donation by Jerry Baker Funeral Home”
This particular cemetery is a special place for me, as not only my grandfather, Lloyd D. Addington is buried there but also his brother James. E. (Ervin) Addington and a few of their children. Lloyd’s daughter Wilma Jean Addington Hampton and James’ son and daughter James R. (Robert) Addington and Helen (Jackie) Addington Crabtree.
My grandfather Lloyd was known to all his friends and co-workers in the mining industry as “Diddy Drop” because he had so many children. Lloyd and James were the sons of McClellan (Clell) Addington and Nancy Holland Addington.
Donations for Upkeep
The Dewey Memorial Cemetery is asking for Donations for help in upkeep of the graves. For information on how you can help in this endeavor please contact…
Iva Stidham 276-796-4645
Ann Poholsky 276-796-5013
Or you can send the donations to the following address
Dewey Memorial Cemetery
9900 Badger Lane
Pound, VA 24279
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When we forget our past and who we are as a people, then we become who “they” say we are. ~~ David Sergent
I have attended the University of Kentucky. I have an Associates Degree from Hazard Community College and Technical School. I have also attended the University of Pikeville. I have taken several classes in Journalism as well as in the Appalachian History, Literature, and Sociology during my time at those schools.
I was born in Florida and grew up in Burdine, Kentucky. I have been married to David W. Sergent since May 4, 2013. I have two children and four grandchildren from a previous marriage. I currently live in Tennessee but my hope is to one day come back home to live in the beautiful mountains once more.