Thanks! I think the cemetery on Halifax St is Forest Lawn Cemetery. Do you know anyone/business that may have records for Forest Lawn and Cottage cemeteries? I't virtually impossible to research Virginia vital records not to mention the fees! Do you know if the "black" funeral homes in Emporia would have any records? Who maintain the cemeteries? I would think that there should be a centralized point/person that allot plots and collect monies for the plots! Any additional info you can give me will be greatly appreciated!