River Side Memorial Park Norfolk Virginia



  (Partial listing)    Updated 05/17/05 

This latest update includes names from  Diane Renfrow and Bob Simpson. Elsie, as well all of our fellow researchers, appreciate their efforts in adding to this indispensable database.

Thank you all!

Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00-4:30, SAT. 9:00 – 2:00

The cemetery is located about ½ mile west of the intersection of Indian River Road (Route 407) and Wilson Road. The cemetery is located on the right after you pass this intersection. This area is known as Campostella and is located between South Norfolk (now part of City of Chesapeake) and the City of Norfolk.

Elsie, thank you for taking the time and effort documenting and submitting these records to our website. They are a great addition and very much appreciated by so many of our fellow researchers.

Thank you

Family Listings for Riverside Memorial Park

Submitted by: Marjory Blake Palmer

George Herbert Blake [ Buddy] June 16,1951 He was drowned,at the age of 9.

Submitted by: Ray Gaskins  09/2006

Martha A. Coward Gaskins 4/1866-1/15/1935 (Wife of Major Bryant Gaskins, 1873-1956, who is buried at Blackwater  Baptist Church in Virginia Beach beside his 2nd wife)


Submitted by: Mary Bier Wilson    01/02/2006

Name                                                 Birth date      Died        
KIGHT, Thomas Wesley, Sr.                02-Oct-1876     18-Mar-1964     WILSON, Angeronia L.                         7-Mar-1877      6-Sep-1944  (WIFE OF THOMAS W. KIGHT)   KIGHT, Elmer Wilson                          29-May-1905     2-Feb-1983 (son of Thomas & Angeronia Wilson Kight)     
KIGHT, Surry William, Sr.                   13-Dec-1897      2-Sep-1983 WILLIAMS, Lillie Bell                           26-May-1901      2-Jan-1931 (1st wife of Surry Kight, Sr.)     SWAIN, Minnie E.                              27-Jul-1905     25-Jul-1983 (2nd wife of Surry KIGHT, Sr)        
WILSON, Rufus Leon                        2-Nov-1894     23-Sep-1972 JONES, Susie Virginia                     15-Nov-1897     14-Sep-1949 (wife of Rufus Leon Wilson)         KIGHT, Thomas Wesley, Jr.                 15-Jul-1899    24-Jul-1984     KIGHT, Elmer Wilson, Jr.                    5-Apr-1926     ??-Apr-1983     BEAMON, Eunice                               15-Dec-1899      8-Oct-1965 (wife of Thomas Kight, Jr.)    SAWYER, Henry Preston                    31-Dec-1877      5-Jun-1962 WILSON, Elizabeth                           15-Dec-1887    16-Feb-1953     (Wife of Henry Preston Sawyer)      WILSON, William Clarence                18-Jun-1918      4-Aug-1998 (son of Rufus & Susie)    WILSON, John D.                             2-Apr-19??      3-Oct-1999 (son of Rufus & Susie)      
ALBERTSON, William                       31-Jan-1917     ??-Apr-1979 KIGHT, Iola                                     6-Mar-1921     ??-Feb-1975     (wife of William Albertson)   
POWERS, Ronald Gray                      31-Oct-1932     11-Dec-1932 (son of Colin Powers & Ethel Kight Powers)   
MUNDEN, Joe Whilman                      17-May-1920     15-Apr-1961  KIGHT, Charlotte Wilma                    6-May-1925     2-May-1997 (Wife of Joe Whilman Munden)         SAWYER, Lou                               7-Jun-1907     25-Dec-1985 (wife of Milton Jones)
   SAWYER, Louise                           30-Sep-1878     ??-Oct-1943 (wife of Fred Forbes)    
WILLIAMS, Nathaniel                      1876            ??-Jan-1967 SAWYER, Agnes Delena                     13-Feb-1889     ??-Aug-1958     (wife of Nathaniel Williams)   
SAWYER, Margaret                         1865            1937 (wife of Etheridge Jones)  

Submitted by Alice Sawyer 

1. Joseph Archibald Sawyer May 22, 1861 – June 23, 1927 Safe in the arms of Jesus
2. Glovinia Maine (Sawyer) Sawyer Wife of J. A. Sawyer 1868 – 1929 Asleep in Jesus
3. (The daughter of Joseph Archie & Glovinia “Manie”) Mary Delena (Sawyer) Sawyer July 12, 1893 – Jan. 31, 1959 
4. (and her husband) Peter Linwood Sawyer July 15, 1891 – July 5, 1968″


This information is submitted by: Dorothy Forehand Wise-Kincaide

Riverside Cemetery,  Norfolk, VA

Family Members 
FOREHAND (large stone) Magnolia Section

J.T.Forehand 1874-1962 Irene Gard Forehand (wife of J.T.above) 1876-1935 W.J.Forehand (son of J.T above) 1897-1927  Isedora M. Forehand (wife of W.J. above) 1901-1970

Buried at  the foot of William J Forehand is the
daughter of  Mr. & Mrs. William J Forehand Jr.
Shearin  Hope Forehand
b: January  25, 1948
d: January  26, 1948
submitted    by  Ronald    L Forehand  

John F. Forehand (brother to J.T. above) 1877-1965
George W. Forehand (brother to J.T. above) 1886- 1950
William R. Forehand (brother to J.T. above) 1883-1959
Annie Sue Forehand (wife of Wm. R. above) 1896-1935
L. Paul Forehand (son 0f J.T. above) 1905- 1970
James T. Forehand II (s/o L.Paul above) 1941-1958
Thomas P. Newbern 1894-1974
Bertha Mae Newbern (d/o J.T. Forehand above) 1901-1981
Howell Plot Irene S. Howell (2nd wife of J.T. Forehand) 1894-1979
Wilbur Howell (1st husband of Irene Howell above) 1891-1934
Wallace Plot
Ella Toms Barclift wife of Geo. B. Parker 1855-1928
Olive Parker (d/o Ella B. Parker above) 1880-1956
Robert L. Wallace ( husband of Olive Parker above) 1882-1972
Children of the above
Bertha R. Wallace 1909-1996
Robert P Wallace  1912-1991
Oscar C. Wallace 1908-1987
Eleanor Jennings Wallace (wife of Robert P. Wallace) 1915-1991
George W. Parker (s/o Ella B. Parker) 1883-1953
Waverly E. Parker 1889-1934
Nellie R. Shreeves (d/0 of Waverly Parker above) 1918-1987
Mary M. Crosby (wife of Waverly Parker) 1889-1934
George V. Crosby , Sr.( 2nd husband of Mary M. Crosby above) age 66 1958
Jones Plot (Magnolia Sec.)
Walter R. Jones 1920-1993
Ophelia M. Jones (sister to Isedora Forehand above) 1921-1998
Miller Plot
Henry P. Miller (brother to Isedora M. Forehand above) Nov.4, 1919 Dec. 3, 1981
Geneva E.. Miller (wife of Henry Miller) Sept. 1921 May 1979
Stewart plot (Large Stewart Stone)
Ralph Frederick Stewart Sept. 1906 July 1971
Alise Miller Stewart (sister to Isedora Forehand above) Sept. 5, 1906 May 17, 1974


 This information is submitted by: Margaret Ann Forbes Piercy

Margaret Ann Hughes Forbes. b: Sept 23,1875, d: August 25, 1951

 John Pugh Forbes, b: March 6, 1883, d: January 16, 1963

Adelia Pugh Forbes, b: August 8, 1860, d: September 29,1940.

 Charles J. Forbes b: November 2, 1912, d: September 12,1941

 Joseph T. Forbes, b: July 22,1914 , d: July 29, 1964

Maude T. Forbes, b: December 4, 1890, d: June 8, 1972

 Ouinton C. Forbes b:1889, d:1946

Roscoe Forbes, b:1891, d:1979

Kathryn . Forbes, b:1907, d:1989

 Lillie B. Forbes, b: November 12, 1883, d: December 31,1954

Fred S. Forbes, b: April 30, 1906, d: March 21,1961.

 This is one stone, Forbes, Fred P.b:1876, d:1954,   Lula S. b:1878, d:1943.

 William M Hughes, b: June 22,1882, d: February 7, 1951,

wife Maggie Toxey Hughes, b: December 23, 1887, d: October 5, 1943


Miscellaneous Graves

Submitted by: Dorothy Forehand Wise-Kincaide
Hiram  A Miller  Buried  10-25-1947 Age  67
His obituary in Norfolk Va Pilot states he was a  native of Camden Co. NC)  
Submitted by: John  Creekmore

William Ira Creekmore, born in Camden Co., NC,  in 1874, and died in South Norfolk, Va. in 1924 

Copy of the original plot bought by William T. Sawyer, my great grandfather, in 1938 in Riverside.  The grounds keeper was very kind to copy the original when I paid a visit recently. 

Submitted by: W. Tom. Sawyer

Name: W.T. Sawyer   Address: 1509 Indian  River Rd.
Section: Wisteria  Lot No. 424  Deed No.  1784  Date: 1938
Price: $165.00   Perpetual Care
Name of interred:
 Grave No. 1  Emma Estella  Sawyer
 My insert-   Born  19 April 1862, Camden  County N.C. (During the Battle of Sawyer’s Lane) Died Norfolk Va.  1937.  
                       2   William Thomas  Sawyer  Born Camden County N.C. 1854  Died  Norfolk, Va. 
                       3   Eva Virginia Sawyer Chappell  
                       4  Jonathan E. Chappell
        All  graves in the Wisteria section are flat and located toward the Elizabeth  River, north side. 
    The grounds keeper tells me the  grave markers are flat in that section for the purpose of easier  maintenance.
Submitted by: Ronald Forehand

Ethel Frost McCartney, wife of Robert Thomas Pendergraft b. June 29, 1878 d.March 11, 1923 Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Cedar Grove Section, Single grave #766 (no headstone)


Submitted by: Sherry  Etheridge
Charles C Sawyer 8/28/1878 to 9/17/1937. The burial  records for Charles show his birth year as 1880 but the headstone is marked  1878.
wife–Pattie Banks Sawyer 7/12/1892 to 10/29/1962
firstborn–Annie Laura Sawyer 7/4/1917 to 8/28/1919
Naomi Sawyer Whitley 8/22/1928 to 4/12/1995
stepfather to Charles– Samuel Sawyer 4/3/1859 to  9/11/1938
Information submitted by Elsie Richardson; email: JRichar385@aol.com

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