Kelleys Creek Road Near Cedar Grove
Kanawha County, West Virginia
Kanawha County EMS Assigned Address:
2041 Kelley's Creek Rd, Cedar Grove, WV
GPS Coordinates: 38.233181, -81.417323
The mailing address for this cemetery was once Ward, WV.
The Ward post office closed in 1969.
c/o Sherry Smith
3012 Dorsey Drive
Belle, WV 25015
FOR DONATIONS, PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO WARD CEMETERY
AND MAIL TO SHERRY SMITH AT
THE ABOVE MAILING ADDRESS
Ward Cemetery has no office and no paid staff and is cared for by volunteers who help care for the cemetery in their spare time; therefore, they may not be immediately available to assist you. If you need information, please contact us BEFORE visiting the cemetery. If there is no answer, please leave a message with detailed info and please be patient and someone will return your call as soon as possible. You may also email us at [email protected] or use the CONTACT FORM on this website.
CEMETERY INFO/GENERAL INFO
or phone Sherry Smith at
for cemetery information and donation information.
DO NOT USE THIS PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL FOR BURIAL LOCATIONS OR PLOT LOOKUPS.
If there is no answer, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
BURIAL LOCATIONS/PLOT LOOKUPS
For help locating a grave contact
the burial records manager:
PLEASE USE THIS PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL FOR BURIAL LOCATIONS OR PLOT LOOKUPS.
It there is no answer, please leave a detailed message and include the name of the deceased so we may check the records and have the information for you when we return your call. Please be patient and someone will return your call as soon as possible, as we do not have a staffed office.
YOU MAY ALSO USE THE CONTACT FORM ON THIS WEBSITE.
Loving care for Ward Cemetery is coordinated by the
Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee and paid for
using donated funds.
Mowing is dependent upon the availability of funds and workers.
We need grass cutters! Grass cutters will be hired and paid
as independent contractors and provided lunch!
Please contact us if interested in grass cutting or in
volunteering or in donating towards the care of Ward Cemetery.
Donations help pay for items such as weed eaters, weed eater string,
purchase of mowers, mowing equipment repair and maintenance,
gasoline, maintenance tools, tree and brush removal,
fence repair, hiring, paying, and feeding a grass cutting crew,
and major projects/repairs such as flood damage repair.
Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)
tax exempt organization incorporated July 30, 2014,
and is licensed to conduct business and fundraising in the state of
West Virginia. The Committee's primary purpose is to to assist
with the preservation and beautification of Ward Cemetery.
Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee has Public Charity Status
under section 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue code.
Donors can deduct contributions to Ward Cemetery
under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee is a volunteer group
and has no paid members, no paid officers, and no paid staff.
The Committee's financial records are available for
public viewing upon request and appointment.
To learn more about donating or to see our current list
of donors, check out our Friends page.
Thank you for your support of Ward Cemetery!
WELCOME TO WARD CEMETERY
Ward Cemetery is located near the former coal mining town of Ward, West Virginia. The cemetery is located on Kelly's Creek Road in an unincorporated area of eastern Kanawha County approximately one mile northeast of the of the town limits of Cedar Grove, West Virginia. The cemetery is around ten acres in size and is situated on a hillside. Ward Cemetery is a very old community cemetery and the terrain in some areas of the cemetery can be very rugged and steep. Ward Cemetery is not a perpetual care cemetery, is not operated for profit, and there are no deeded plots. Ward Cemetery is still an active burial ground and the final resting place of many former Kelley's Creek Collieries/Valley Camp Coal Company employees, their families, and their descendants.
Ward Cemetery visiting hours are daily from dawn until dusk. Ward Cemetery has no paid staff and NO OFFICE on site. The smaller cemetery gates are always unlocked for visitors. However, due to past problems with theft, vandalism, and damage caused by off-road vehicles, the larger double gates will remain locked for the protection of the cemetery.
If you need to locate a grave or need additional information or assistance, please contact us BEFORE your visit. Ward Cemetery is cared for by volunteers who may not be immediately available to assist you at the time of your visit. There is no office on the cemetery grounds. You may email [email protected] or phone (304) 981-1116 M-F 9am-5pm for burial location information BEFORE your visit to the cemetery. Please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible.
If you need access through the locked drive-in gates, please contact us IN ADVANCE OF YOUR VISIT to make arrangements for one of our volunteers to meet you to unlock the gates. You may email us at [email protected] or [email protected] or phone (304) 595-2919 M-F 9am-5pm or use our CONTACT FORM. Only Advisory Committee members and maintenance personnel will be issued a key. Please see our POLICY page for more information regarding cemetery policy.
PLEASE NOTE: The cemetery has no trash pickup, so please take any old flowers and trash with you when leaving the cemetery. Burning trash is not legal and has not been allowed for a long time and the trash bin has been removed. Please do not throw garbage on top or beside of our storage bin. It is not a trash bin.
Caretaker and Committee Information
After many years of loving care and dedication by caretakers such as Charles and Patsy Tucker and Lee Roy and Helen Smith and others, Ward Cemetery still continues to be maintained thanks to the work of caretaker Sherry Smith assisted by the volunteer members of the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee.
Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee, Inc. is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and is licensed to conduct business in the state of West Virginia. The all-volunteer committee was established to assist with the care of Ward Cemetery. The volunteer committee oversees fundraising, the collection and handling of donations and other funds, purchasing and maintaining items such as tools and equipment, and the hiring of maintenance crews to mow the grass and complete other projects in the cemetery. The volunteers mainly depend upon donations from the local community to accomplish their mission. The next meeting of the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee has been postponed due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At this time, we are unsure as to when the next meeting will be scheduled. Please check back for updates. If you have questions or need information about the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee, please email us at [email protected] or use our CONTACT FORM.
All donations/fundraising money/cemetery fees collected are used to finance the care, beautification, and preservation of Ward Cemetery. These funds are managed by the Ward Cemetery Advisory Committee and used to pay for items such as, but not limited to, weed eaters, weed eater string, purchase/replacement of mowing equipment, equipment repair/maintenance, gasoline, maintenance tools, tree and brush removal, fence repair, hiring a grass cutting crew, and major projects/repairs such as flood damage repair (CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS).
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WARD CEMETERY
Ward Cemetery has no office on the cemetery grounds.
Ward Cemetery has no paid staff and is cared for by volunteers
who may not be immediately available to
assist you at the time of your visit.
If you need information, please contact us BEFORE visiting the cemetery.
PLOT/GRAVE LOCATION INFO:
Please contact the burial records manager:
or phone (304) 981-1116
PLEASE USE THIS PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL FOR BURIAL LOCATIONS OR PLOT LOOKUPS.
Please contact us at
or phone (304) 595-2919
DO NOT USE THIS NUMBER OR EMAIL FOR BURIAL LOCATIONS OR PLOT LOOKUPS
If no answer, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
OR YOU MAY USE THE CONTACT FORM FOR ANY INQUIRY
Ward Cemetery is NOT connected in any way to the website "Find A Grave" or that website's owner, Ancestry.com. The Ward Cemetery burial information found on the website "Find A Grave" is NOT an official listing of burials in Ward Cemetery and does not accurately reflect the burial records of Ward Cemetery. The information on "Find A Grave" is user-submitted by many different contributors and may not be accurate.