The Oak Grove United Methodist Church was established in 1812 on Fork Ridge in what was then Ohio County, Virginia (now Marshall County, West Virginia). The cemetery is located behind the church.


"First church building, a log cabin, erected in 1812. Both this and the church building that followed were destroyed by fire. Present church constructed in 1879. Extra land purchased in 1970 from the John McGary heirs to provide additional burial plots."
[per History of Marshall County West Virginia 1984, p. 75 (submitted by Mary Alice Sypher).]

Persons who were buried here are shown below using these columns:

  • Name: Primary name; maiden name for married women.
  • Name on Stone: Self-explanatory.
  • Date of Death: May be same as stone, but often comes from death records or other sources.
  • Date of Burial: Usually from death certificate, obituary, funeral card, etc.
  • Special Inscriptions and Comments: Inscriptions are italicized; my comments are not. Inscriptions generally exclude dates as the intent is to capture special or unique ones.

NameName on StoneDate of DeathDate of Burial Special Inscriptions and Comments
Anderson, Rachel JobRachel J. Aston31 Oct 1900
Aston, Charles GibsonCharles G. Aston2 Oct 19485 Oct 1948
Aston, Clarence E.Clarence E. Aston13 Oct 190415 Oct 1904
Aston, David W.David W. Aston28 Apr 1905
Aston, Ethel MayEthel M. Marshall19701970Ethel M. Marshall (mother) and Mary Idella Marshall (daughter)
Aston, JamesJames Aston26 Sep 190427 Sep 1904
Aston, Lewis Alfred "Lew" Sr.Lewis A. Aston Sr15 Jul 200018 Jul 2000Married Oct. 23, 1943
Aston, Mary D.Mary D. Ferrell29 Mar 1986
Aston, Mary RoseMary Rose Aston26 Sep 193127 Sep 1931Daughter
Aston, Rose MayRose May Aston25 Jul 192427 Jul 1924Joseph M. and Rose his wife and Rose May infant
Ferrell, Clarence D.Clarence D. Ferrell20 Oct 2002US Air Force ~ Korea
Ferrell, David W.David W. Ferrell4 Feb 1944
Gibson, John L.John L. Gibson23 Mar 1861Died Mar. 22, 1861
Henceroth, Rosa "Rose"Rose Aston11 Jun 192415 Jun 1924Joseph M. and Rose his wife and Rose May infant
Hill, Alma May16 Jun 201019 Jun 2010
Kittle, Ruth VirginiaRuth V. McGary1972Roy L. McGary father and Ruth V. McGary mother
Logsdon, ClaraClara McGary5 May 19458 May 1945Lee L. McGary father and Clara McGary mother
Love, Clara A.Clara A19 Mar 1880Daughter of J. & Eliza Love, Died Mar 29 1880, Aged 19 Ys. 4 Ms. 10 Ds
Love, Jennie A.Jennie A9 Nov 1883Daughter of John and Eliza Love, Born Aug. 14, 1862, Died Nov. 9, 1883
Marshall, Mary IdellaMary Idella Marshall1953Ethel M. Marshall (mother) and Mary Idella Marshall (daughter)
McGary, Adda L.Adda L. McGary1972Daughter
McGary, ArthurArthur McGary27 Apr 1899
McGary, Cancedella "Della"Della Aston19 May 195822 May 1958
McGary, JohnJohn McGary12 Sep 1909Born in Belmont Co. O. ~ Died in Wheeling, W. Va.
McGary, John A.John A. McGary18 Mar 193720 Mar 1937Father
McGary, Lee WalkerLee L. McGaryJul 1982Lee L. McGary father and Clara McGary mother
McGary, Roy LawsonRoy L. McGaryJan 19741974Roy L. McGary father and Ruth V. McGary mother
McGary, SarahSarah McGary24 Aug 1846In memory of Sarah McGary ~ Aug 24, 1846 ~ Aged 40 Yrs 2 days
McGary, WilliamWilliam McGary20 Aug 1890Aged 77Y. 7M. 12D.
Moore, Roxie GertrudeRoxie Gertrude Aston7 Apr 1943Wife
Perkins, LouisaLouisa McGary28 May 192631 May 1926
Pierce, George W.George W. PierceNov 1852Age 26
Porter, Mary ElizaMary E. Gibson25 Oct 1865Aged 51 Yrs. 3 Ds.
Roberts, Maud FrancesMaud F. McGary26 Apr 194729 Apr 1947Mother
West, Helen LeeHelen L. Aston22 Aug 199824 Aug 1998Married Oct. 23, 1943