If this story sounds familiar, New 5 did several stories last summer on an almost identical problem, but this is a completely different cemetery with the same issue: the deed is missing and no one is taking responsibility for clean-up.
A family from Texas traveled to Coeburn on a hunt to learn more about their family history.
"I'm a little angry at myself for waiting until I'm in my golden years to start this journey, but it's like the more we found out the more we want to know," Nina Morton said.
It took them three trips to wise county to get on the right track. Finally, they learned their great great grandparents are buried at the Bondtown Cemetery, but they could not even see the gravestones.
"We came up here and it was a wall, we couldn't even find a place to even squeeze through, we were just going to go in on foot," Morton said.
Nina's cousin, Tom Hooter, was just as devastated. He visited the cemetery when he was 11 and said it was a much different picture
"I'd love to be able to see straight through, and see the headstones, and that tree again," Hooter said.
Recently, the Town of Coeburn cut out an access road for them. It is the first time the family saw the graves, after three years of searching. But now they have hit a dead end, the town cannot find the deed for the property and will not clear it because of a liability issue.
"When Coeburn absorbed Bondtown, there was a lot of documentation there. So it might have gotten lost in that transition," Town Manager Drew Mullins said.
Mullins says the town will not file for ownership of the land because they do not have the staff to maintain it properly.
"If we had more people we could probably do a lot more, but it comes down to a funding issue with us," Mullins said.
As the Bond and Powers descendants try to learn their history, they are asking anyone for help so that others can learn their heritage too.
"I think it's just sad, it's sad. You know people need to know where they come from," Morton said.
Town officials say if anyone wants to help clear the land, they will help in anyway they can.
Last year the Economic Development Authority volunteered to clear the Coeburn Cemetery, which is also missing a deed. News 5 saw that it was once again overgrown with weeds and brush.
EDA officials say they are revisiting the issue on Thursday. They are looking for a new person to take care of the cemetery. The board was paying a Coeburn resident $300 to take care of the cemetery once a month, but the person could no longer make the commitment.