Claude Justice Johnson1

M, b. October 5, 1910, d. April 12, 2002
     His Social Security Number was 224-01-2457.2 Claude Justice Johnson was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He was born on October 5, 1910 at Narrows, Giles Co., Virginia.2,3,1,4,5 He married Ruby Katherine "Kate" Vest, daughter of Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest and Alabama "Allie" Lawrence, on November 22, 1937 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,1,4,5,7 Claude Justice Johnson died on April 12, 2002 at Virginia at age 91.2,3 He CLAUDE J. JOHNSON, 91, of Salem, died April 12, 2002. He was born in Narrows and grew up in the vicinity of Christiansburg. He lived in Salem for 45 years and worked as a master tool and dye maker for Mechanical Development Company in Salem until his retirement in 1975. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Salem. He was a 50 year Mason and member of D. C. Shank Royal Arch Chapter #31 and a member of the Salem Chapter 161 Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife Katherine V. Johnson. He is survived by his daughter, Gwen Dean Plymale and her husband, Winston; grandchildren, Leigh Plymale and his wife Dawn and Dean Plymale; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Nathan Plymale, all of Salem. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Gwen V. Horton, of Riner and Ellen V. Ballard and her husband, Tommy of Salem, Lura Dean V. Stone and her husband, Dillard, of Christiansburg, Doris Johnson of Geneva, NY, brothers-in-law Alvin Vest and his wife Helen of Salem and Hubert Averette of Christiansburg. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2002 at the First United Methodist Church in Salem with the Rev. D. Michael Houff and the Rev. Jeffrey L. Dorsey officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg. on April 14, 2002.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 141, District 61-14, Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1940Overall factory mechanic8

Family

Ruby Katherine "Kate" Vest b. July 17, 1914, d. May 16, 1992
Marriage*Claude Justice Johnson married Ruby Katherine "Kate" Vest, daughter of Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest and Alabama "Allie" Lawrence, on November 22, 1937 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,1,4,5,7 
Children
  • Infant Johnson b. January 13, 1941, d. January 13, 1941
  • Gwendolyn Dean "Gwen" Johnson6,3,4,5

Citations

  1. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Claude J. Johnson obituary in the May 17, 1992 edition.
  4. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Katherine Vest Johnson obituary in the May 17, 1992 edition.
  7. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Samuel Preston Vest.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Tommy J. Ballard1,2

M, b. September 25, 1914, d. March 19, 2006
     Tommy J. Ballard was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 His Social Security Number was 235-16-1364.4 He was born on September 25, 1914 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,2,3,4 He married Ellen Frances Vest, daughter of Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest and Alabama "Allie" Lawrence, circa 1940.1,2,5,3 Tommy J. Ballard died on March 19, 2006 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 91.3,4 He Tommy J. Ballard, 91, of Salem, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Our Lady of the Valley, Roanoke. He was born September 25, 1914 in Princeton, W.Va., a son of the late Christopher Henry and Edna Carnes Ballard. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ellen Vest Ballard and seven brothers and sisters. Mr. Ballard was a retired salesman from Hart Motor Company. He is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Nancy and Jim Atkins of Roswell, Ga. and Martha Ballard of Salem; two grandchildren and spouses, Debbie and Patrick Dixon and Kathy and Derek Sego; great-grandchildren, Randy and Tina Sego and Abby and Ross Dixon; two sisters, Jean Snider of Christiansburg and Elizabeth Kenney of Fort Worth, Texas; a special niece, Gwen Dean Plymale; and a special neighbor, Erica Mabry. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg with Rev. Dr. Michael Houff officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the Salem Rescue Squad. on March 20, 2006.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 411, District 61-15, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1940Overall factory cutter6

Family

Ellen Frances Vest b. May 11, 1918, d. February 13, 2003
Marriage*Tommy J. Ballard married Ellen Frances Vest, daughter of Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest and Alabama "Allie" Lawrence, circa 1940.1,2,5,3 
Children
  • Nancy Ellen Ballard1,7,2,3
  • Martha Ballard7,2,3

Citations

  1. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Tommy J. Ballard obituary in the Mar 20, 2006 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Samuel Preston Vest.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ellen Vest Ballard obituary in the Feb 14, 2003 edition.

James Dillard Stone1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. March 16, 1923, d. April 5, 2005
FatherAdolphus D. "Dolphus" Stone2,1,3,4 b. March 18, 1892
MotherLila M. Allen1,2,3,4
     His Social Security Number was 226-28-0612.7 James Dillard Stone was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He was born on March 16, 1923 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3,4,7,5 He married Lura Dean Vest, daughter of Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest and Alabama "Allie" Lawrence, on August 17, 1943 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1,3,4,5,9,6 James Dillard Stone died on April 5, 2005 at Virginia at age 82.1,7,6 He James Dillard Stone, 82, a longtime resident of Christiansburg, died on Tuesday, April 5, 2005. He leaves his beloved wife of 61 years, Lura Dean Vest Stone. Dillard was a Veteran of World War II decorated with the Bronze Star and was a Prisoner of War. He was a member of the American Ex-Prisoners of War, Roanoke Chapter, the Christiansburg Fire Department for 31 years, and a retired Lab Technician with the Radford Arsenal. He faithfully served the Lord at St. Paul United Methodist Church since 1952. Dillard was preceded in death by his parents, Adolphus and Lila Stone and twin, Adolphus Hillard (Jack) Stone, who died in World War II. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Don Parker of Blue Ridge; and granddaughters, Angela Leonard (Alan) of Blue Ridge and Lara Nichols (Mark) of Boca Raton, Fla. Papa also leaves five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Surviving siblings are Stella Lancaster and Alan Stone (Ruby) of Bent Mountain and Mary Reba Craighead (Nelson) of Roanoke; in-laws, Tommy Ballard, Hubert Averette and Helen Vest. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2005 at the St. Paul United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Blue Ridge Autism Center, where grandson Joshua is served. P. O. Box 226, Blue Ridge, Va.24064, 540-777-1218. Arrangements handled by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, 382-2612. Online condolences may be sent by visiting hornefuneralservice.com
on April 7, 2005.1

Family

Lura Dean Vest b. April 10, 1923, d. April 5, 2006
Marriage*He married Lura Dean Vest, daughter of Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest and Alabama "Allie" Lawrence, on August 17, 1943 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1,3,4,5,9,6 
Child
  • Jane Elizabeth Stone1,4,5,6

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Dillard Stone obituary in the Apr 7, 2005 edition.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Lura Dean Vest Stone obituary in the Apr 6, 2006 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alvin P. Vest obituary in the Jan 22, 2005 edition.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Samuel Preston Vest.

Rev. Frank H. Wimmer1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. July 30, 1914, d. April 7, 2002
FatherDaniel Moses Wimmer2,3,4,5,6,7,8 b. April 28, 1880, d. April 16, 1944
MotherCammie Inez DeWeese2,3,4,5,6,7,8 b. September 10, 1887, d. September 24, 1950
     His Social Security Number was 226-12-3798.9 Rev. Frank H. Wimmer was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He was born on July 30, 1914 at Pittsboro, Hendricks Co., Indiana.9,2 He married Hassie Nester on February 13, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.10,1 Rev. Frank H. Wimmer died on April 7, 2002 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 87.9,2 He SALEM - Reverend Frank H. Wimmer, 87, formerly of Copper Hill, died Sunday, April 7, 2002. He was a son of the late Moses and Cammie D. Wimmer. He was born in Pittsboro, Indiana and grew up in Copper Hill. He was in the ministry for over 50 years. Reverend Wimmer was preceded in death by his wife, Hassie N. Wimmer, a grandson, Donald Wimmer, and a granddaughter, Jill Wimmer. Surviving are: his children, Helen Vest and husband, Alvin, Harry Wimmer and wife, Betty, Ronald Wimmer and wife, Louise; daughter-in-law, Shirley Wimmer; five grandchildren, Steve Vest and wife, Gale, David Vest and wife, Gail, Gary Wimmer and wife, Kim, Kevin Wimmer and wife, Robin, Randy Wimmer and wife, Rose; eight great-grandchildren, Eric Vest and wife, Sally, Madeline Vest, Amy Vest, Carson Wimmer, Frances Wimmer, Heather Wimmer, Nathan Wimmer, Jeremy Wimmer; step-grandchildren, Jeffrey Booth and Tammy Audia; step-great-grandchildren, Chelsey Booth and Madeline Audia; sisters, Hazel Wickham, Virgie Aldridge, Dorothy Tuck, and Nellie Manning; a brother, Jackson Wimmer and wife, Evelyn. Services were conducted at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2002. The Reverend James Worline and Dr. Harry Y. Gamble officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Oakey's South Chapel handled arrangements. Memorials may be made to Copper Hill Church of the Brethren. on April 8, 2002.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 40, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 132, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 16, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1940Carpenter11

Family

Hassie Nester b. November 17, 1912, d. August 18, 2000
Marriage*Rev. Frank H. Wimmer married Hassie Nester on February 13, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.10,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reverend Frank H. Wimmer obituary in the Apr 8, 2002 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nellie Wimmer Manning obituary in the Jun 21, 2005 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virgie Wimmer Aldridge obituary in the Nov 14, 2005 edition.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hazel Marie Wimmer Wickham obituary in the Jul 1, 2008 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dorothy Wimmer Jarrett Tuck obituary in the Jan 8, 2017 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harry Lloyd Wimmer obituary in the Aug 15, 2004 edition.
  13. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ronald Wimmer obituary in the Jul 15, 2005 edition.
  15. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Stephen Charles Vest obituary in the Aug 28, 2016 edition.

Adaline Poff1,2

F, b. June 8, 1824
FatherHenry Adam Poff Sr.3,1,2 b. February 13, 1792, d. April 26, 1854
MotherSarah Prillaman "Sally" Sowder1,2 b. March 25, 1794, d. October 11, 1854
     Adaline Poff was buried at Correll Cemetery Family, 638 Union Valley Road, Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia; Buried without a headstone.4 She was born on June 8, 1824 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Lewis Correll, son of George Valentine "Felty" Correll and Catherine "Kate" Weaver, on January 25, 1845 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5 As of January 25, 1845,her married name was Correll.

Census Records

1850Dwelling 816, District 41, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1860Dwelling 383, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1870Dwelling 152, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia8

Family

Lewis Correll b. circa 1808
Marriage*Adaline Poff married Lewis Correll, son of George Valentine "Felty" Correll and Catherine "Kate" Weaver, on January 25, 1845 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1891] H. Wade Doyle, "Register Report for Zacharias Pfaff."
  2. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  3. [S352] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book C, From the will of Henry Poff, page 191.
  4. [S241] Joy Kennedy Horton (e-mail address), Correll Cemetery.
  5. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S296] Miss Emily Allen & Mrs. Devota Parrish Pack, Deaths in Court Records Of Montgomery County, Virginia 1853-1871.
  10. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Hassie Nester1

F, b. November 17, 1912, d. August 18, 2000
     Hassie Nester was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 Her Social Security Number was 227-04-1424.4 She was born on November 17, 1912 at Virginia.4 She married Rev. Frank H. Wimmer, son of Daniel Moses Wimmer and Cammie Inez DeWeese, on February 13, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2 As of February 13, 1931,her married name was Wimmer. Hassie Nester died on August 18, 2000 at Virginia at age 87.4,2 She WIMMER, Hassie N., 87, of Salem, and formerly of Copper Hill, died Friday, August 18, 2000. Surviving is her husband of 69 years, Rev. Frank H. Wimmer; children and spouses, Helen and Alvin Vest of Roanoke, Harry and Betty Wimmer of Salem, Ronald and Louise Wimmer of Rocky Mount; former daughter-in-law, Shirley Wimmer of Bent Mountain; five grandchildren and spouses, eight great-grandchildren; three sisters. Services will be at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren, 2 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2000, the Rev. Dale Bowman will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The remains will also lie in state at the church one hour prior to funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Building Fund. on August 19, 2000.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 16, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Rev. Frank H. Wimmer b. July 30, 1914, d. April 7, 2002
Marriage*Hassie Nester married Rev. Frank H. Wimmer, son of Daniel Moses Wimmer and Cammie Inez DeWeese, on February 13, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ronald Wimmer obituary in the Jul 15, 2005 edition.
  2. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hassie N. Wimmer obituary in the Aug 19, 2000 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reverend Frank H. Wimmer obituary in the Apr 8, 2002 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harry Lloyd Wimmer obituary in the Aug 15, 2004 edition.
  9. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  10. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Stephen Charles Vest obituary in the Aug 28, 2016 edition.

William Thomas "Willy" Howard Jr.1,2,3

M, b. December 25, 1889, d. May 21, 1956
     His Social Security Number was 236-05-6573.3 William Thomas "Willy" Howard Jr. was buried at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, Fayette Co., West Virginia.3,4 He married Glenna Unknown.4 William Thomas "Willy" Howard Jr. was born on December 25, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,3,4 He married Bertha Blanch Epperly, daughter of William Daniel Epperly and Rosa Jane Jennings, on May 1, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,2 William Thomas "Willy" Howard Jr. died on May 21, 1956 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 66.3,4 He Hill Top, May 22 - W. T. "Bill" Howard, 66, of Hill Top, died in the Pinecrest Sanitarium at 8:30 p.m. Monday after a long illness. He was a retired miner. Born in Floyd County, Va., Dec. 25, 1889, he was a member of the Hill Top Methodist Church. Survivors include his widow, Glenna; four brothers, Hugh, Robert, James and Ballard, all of Pilot, Va; two sisters, Mrs. William Cunningham of Basham, Va., and Mrs. Ellen Howard of Matoka; three sons, Roy T. of Columbus, Ohio, Harry of Hinton and James, stationed with the U.S. Air Force at Fort Worth, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. Edna Mae Ellicksen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mrs. Geneva Smith of Hampton, Va., Mrs. Merle Roberts of Oak Hill and Mrs. Arlene Bibb of Norfolk, Va; four stepsons, Frank Mann, stationed with the Air Force and Langley Field, Va., Arch Bradbury of Lance, Mich., Harry Bradbury of Sparta, Tenn., and Hunter Lee Bradbury of Cleveland, Ohio, and three stepdaughters, Mrs. Thelma Sitton of Proctorville, Ohio, Mrs. Louise Allman of Huntington and Mrs. Mildred Mann of Route 1, Fayetteville. The funeral will be conducted at Hill Top Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. W. R. Turner of Hill Top and the Rev. C. D. Whited of Union officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park at Oak Hill. The body will be removed from the Thomas Funeral Home in Oak Hill to the residence at 10 a.m. Wednesday and will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. on May 23, 1956.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 115 District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 515, District 13, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia8
1940Dwelling 142, District 10-14, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1920Farmer7
1930Coal miner8

Family 1

Glenna Unknown
Marriage*William Thomas "Willy" Howard Jr. married Glenna Unknown.4 

Family 2

Bertha Blanch Epperly b. June 28, 1894, d. March 18, 1936
Marriage*William Thomas "Willy" Howard Jr. married Bertha Blanch Epperly, daughter of William Daniel Epperly and Rosa Jane Jennings, on May 1, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the William Thomas Howard death certificate.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the W. T. Howard obituary in the May 23, 1956 edition.
  5. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  6. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Howard-Ingles marriage record.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Howard-Cox marriage record.
  12. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  13. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  14. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Howard-Bibb marriage record.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Roberts-Howard marriage record.
  17. [S6275] Unknown compiler, Delaware, Marriage Records, 1750-1954.
  18. [S2878] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969.
  19. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  20. [S2163] Cedar Rapids Gazette, From the Edna Mae Ellickson obituary in the Aug 17, 2014 edition.
  21. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Mrs. William Howard obituary in the Mar 19, 1936 edition.

Rebecca Ann "Annie" Poff1,2,3,4

F, b. January 16, 1826, d. circa 1861
FatherHenry Adam Poff Sr.5,1,4 b. February 13, 1792, d. April 26, 1854
MotherSarah Prillaman "Sally" Sowder1,4 b. March 25, 1794, d. October 11, 1854
     Rebecca Ann "Annie" Poff was born on January 16, 1826 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,4 She married Madison Shockey, son of Henry Shockey and Mary "Polly" Wiley, on March 23, 1843 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 As of March 23, 1843,her married name was Shockey. Rebecca Ann "Annie" Poff died circa 1861 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6

Census Records

1850Dwelling 255, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1860Dwelling 177, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

Madison Shockey b. February, 1823
Marriage*Rebecca Ann "Annie" Poff married Madison Shockey, son of Henry Shockey and Mary "Polly" Wiley, on March 23, 1843 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  2. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  4. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  5. [S352] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book C, From the will of Henry Poff, page 191.
  6. [S1891] H. Wade Doyle, "Register Report for Zacharias Pfaff."
  7. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  10. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Samuel C. Shockey death certificate.
  13. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the Lyda Adliene Lawrence death certificate.
  14. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the Littua Iddings death certificate.

Tiny Melissa Keaton1,2,3,4,5

F, b. October 2, 1911, d. October 2, 1969
FatherLewis Morgan Keaton1,6,2,3,4,5 b. January 10, 1872, d. September 10, 1942
MotherRosa Melvina "Rosy" Conner6,1,2,3,4,5 b. April 18, 1879, d. November 10, 1932
     Tiny Melissa Keaton was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 She was born on October 2, 1911 at Starkey, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,4,5 As of June 25, 1934,her married name was Walker.4 She married Fred Austin Walker on June 25, 1934 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,4 Tiny Melissa Keaton died on October 2, 1969 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 58.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 82, District 125, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 286, District 10, Roanoke, Virginia2
1940Dwelling 138, District 119-31, Roanoke, Virginia7

Occupation

1940Meat packer worker7

Family

Fred Austin Walker b. September 23, 1907, d. December 15, 1980
Marriage*Tiny Melissa Keaton married Fred Austin Walker on June 25, 1934 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,4 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Ala Ann Reed

F, b. 1884, d. 1964
     Ala Ann Reed was buried at Greasy Creek Church Cemetery, on Rt. 750 west of US 221, Burks Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She married Charles B. "Charlie" Belcher. Her married name was Belcher. Ala Ann Reed was born in 1884.1 She died in 1964.1

Family

Charles B. "Charlie" Belcher b. October 10, 1877, d. 1953
Marriage*She married Charles B. "Charlie" Belcher
Child

Citations

  1. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.

Infant Conner

F, b. November 8, 1885, d. November 8, 1885
FatherSamuel Joseph "Sam Joe" Conner1 b. April 17, 1854, d. March 17, 1928
MotherSarah Jane Smith1 b. September 20, 1853, d. December 1, 1896
     Infant Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She died on November 8, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on November 8, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.

Cassie Lura Ferris1,2

F, b. August 18, 1901, d. December 19, 1972
FatherWilliam Henry "Willie" Ferris3,1,2,4 b. March 16, 1877, d. February 22, 1951
MotherMary Jane Poff1,3,2,4 b. June 23, 1881, d. January 20, 1968
     Cassie Lura Ferris was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on August 18, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Cluber Kirus Rierson, son of James William "Jim" Rierson Jr. and Martha A. "Woodie" Walton, on April 2, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of April 2, 1919,her married name was Rierson. Cassie Lura Ferris and Cluber Kirus Rierson were divorced on November 26, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.5 As of August 3, 1946,her married name was Dabbs.4 Cassie Lura Ferris married Samuel Eli Dabbs on August 3, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,4 Cassie Lura Ferris died on December 19, 1972 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 71.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 109, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 128, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 259, District 31, Roanoke, Virginia7
1940Dwelling 208, District 25, Roanoke, Virginia8

Family 1

Cluber Kirus Rierson b. February 25, 1897, d. September 2, 1972
Marriage*Cassie Lura Ferris married Cluber Kirus Rierson, son of James William "Jim" Rierson Jr. and Martha A. "Woodie" Walton, on April 2, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Divorce* Cassie Lura Ferris and Cluber Kirus Rierson were divorced on November 26, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.5 
Children

Family 2

Samuel Eli Dabbs b. November 4, 1892, d. January 14, 1971
Marriage*Cassie Lura Ferris married Samuel Eli Dabbs on August 3, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,4 

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melvin William Rierson obituary in the Jun 10, 2015 edition.

William Henry "Willie" Ferris1,2,3

M, b. March 16, 1877, d. February 22, 1951
FatherJohn Ferris2,3 b. 1854, d. February 1, 1936
MotherJulia/Judia Virginia McGhee2,3 b. November 12, 1859, d. February 15, 1932
     William Henry "Willie" Ferris was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He was born on March 16, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Mary Jane Poff, daughter of Fleming Henry Poff and Martha Frances Bird, on September 4, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 William Henry "Willie" Ferris died on February 22, 1951 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 73.1,3

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 109, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 119, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 109, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 84, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1910Farmer5
1920Farmer6
1930Farmer7
1940Farmer8

Family

Mary Jane Poff b. June 23, 1881, d. January 20, 1968
Marriage*William Henry "Willie" Ferris married Mary Jane Poff, daughter of Fleming Henry Poff and Martha Frances Bird, on September 4, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Mary Jane Poff1,2

F, b. June 23, 1881, d. January 20, 1968
FatherFleming Henry Poff3,4,2 b. June 7, 1816, d. February 2, 1891
MotherMartha Frances Bird3,5,4,2 b. June 8, 1844, d. September 4, 1928
     Mary Jane Poff was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 Her Social Security Number was 223-50-0863.6 She was born on June 23, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The SSDI has a birth date of Jun 23, 1882 and her death certificate has 1883.6,4,2 She married William Henry "Willie" Ferris, son of John Ferris and Julia/Judia Virginia McGhee, on September 4, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,2 As of September 4, 1897,her married name was Ferris. Mary Jane Poff died on January 20, 1968 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 86.2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 109, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 119, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 109, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 84, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Family

William Henry "Willie" Ferris b. March 16, 1877, d. February 22, 1951
Marriage*Mary Jane Poff married William Henry "Willie" Ferris, son of John Ferris and Julia/Judia Virginia McGhee, on September 4, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.
  5. [S985] Virginia Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Deed Book 48.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Samuel Poff1,2,3

M, b. January 17, 1828, d. before June 14, 1900
FatherHenry Adam Poff Sr.2,3 b. February 13, 1792, d. April 26, 1854
MotherSarah Prillaman "Sally" Sowder2,3 b. March 25, 1794, d. October 11, 1854
     Samuel Poff was born on January 17, 1828 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He married Matilda E. DeWeese, daughter of Peter DeWeese and Esther Poff, on December 12, 1848 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Matilda Dewese and Samuel Poff were married by Rev. George W. Kelly on December 12, 1848. Rev. Kelly submitted his notice to the clerks office on May 21, 1849.4 Samuel Poff died before June 14, 1900; His wife Matilda was enumerated as a widow in the 1900 Census.5

Census Records

1860Dwelling 369, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1870Dwelling 231, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1880Dwelling 62, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1860Farmer6
1870Farmer1
1880Farmer7

Family

Matilda E. DeWeese b. November 27, 1825, d. January 19, 1916
Marriage*Samuel Poff married Matilda E. DeWeese, daughter of Peter DeWeese and Esther Poff, on December 12, 1848 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Matilda Dewese and Samuel Poff were married by Rev. George W. Kelly on December 12, 1848. Rev. Kelly submitted his notice to the clerks office on May 21, 1849.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1891] H. Wade Doyle, "Register Report for Zacharias Pfaff."
  3. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  4. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  10. [S38] Ronnie Neal Graham, "Descendants of William J. Poff," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 13, 2003.
  11. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  13. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  14. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Aldene Marie Rierson1,2,3

F, b. March 28, 1921, d. May 2, 1971
FatherCluber Kirus Rierson4,5,2,3,6 b. February 25, 1897, d. September 2, 1972
MotherCassie Lura Ferris4,5,2,3,6 b. August 18, 1901, d. December 19, 1972
     Aldene Marie Rierson was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2 She and Glenn Howard Reed were divorced.8 Aldene Marie Rierson was born on March 28, 1921 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 As of July 19, 1942,her married name was Reed.3 She married Glenn Howard Reed on July 19, 1942 at Newport News, Virginia.2,3 Aldene Marie Rierson died on May 2, 1971 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 50.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 259, District 31, Roanoke, Virginia4
1940Dwelling 208, District 25, Roanoke, Virginia5

Family

Glenn Howard Reed b. April 24, 1908, d. April 10, 1960
Divorce*Aldene Marie Rierson and Glenn Howard Reed were divorced.8 
Marriage* Aldene Marie Rierson married Glenn Howard Reed on July 19, 1942 at Newport News, Virginia.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melvin William Rierson obituary in the Jun 10, 2015 edition.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S857] Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2018.

Iola Mae "Billie" Rierson1,2

F, b. June 30, 1923, d. March 24, 1982
FatherCluber Kirus Rierson3,4,1,2,5 b. February 25, 1897, d. September 2, 1972
MotherCassie Lura Ferris3,4,1,2,5 b. August 18, 1901, d. December 19, 1972
     Iola Mae "Billie" Rierson was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.1 She was born on June 30, 1923 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 As of March 16, 1944,her married name was Whitenack.2 She married Lewis Harold Whitenack, son of George Jasper Whitenack and Ollie D. Craghead, on March 16, 1944 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 Iola Mae "Billie" Rierson died on March 24, 1982 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 58.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 259, District 31, Roanoke, Virginia3
1940Dwelling 208, District 25, Roanoke, Virginia4

Family

Lewis Harold Whitenack b. March 17, 1918, d. March 30, 1996
Marriage*Iola Mae "Billie" Rierson married Lewis Harold Whitenack, son of George Jasper Whitenack and Ollie D. Craghead, on March 16, 1944 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 
Children
  • Shirley Ann Whitenack7
  • Virginia Carole Whitenack7,2
  • Linda Faye Whitenack7
  • Lewis Harold "Jabo" Whitenack Jr.7

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melvin William Rierson obituary in the Jun 10, 2015 edition.
  6. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lewis Harold Whitenack obituary in the Apr 1, 1996 edition.

Melvin William Rierson1,2,3,4

M, b. March 2, 1929, d. June 8, 2015
FatherCluber Kirus Rierson5,6,7,3,4 b. February 25, 1897, d. September 2, 1972
MotherCassie Lura Ferris5,7,3,4 b. August 18, 1901, d. December 19, 1972
     Melvin William Rierson was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.4 He was born on March 2, 1929 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,4 He married Marion Loletta Devenney on March 3, 1953 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,4 Melvin William Rierson died on June 8, 2015 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 86.4 He Surrounded by his loving family, Melvin William Rierson of Roanoke peacefully passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015. He was born March 2, 1929, to the late Cluber K. Rierson and Cassie Rierson Dabbs and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Aldene (Pug Reed and Iola (Billie) Whitenack. His first job was helping with the construction of the concrete silos at the original Roanoke City Mills at the age of 16. He later became a self-employed Concrete Contractor for 65 years and took great pride in his work, leaving his footprint all around the Roanoke Valley. He served in the 101st Airborne stationed in Germany, and his M1 Rifle team represented the United States in a NATO shoot. Pops, or Jimmy as he was affectionately known, was a Floyd County land owner. He enjoyed farming, riding his tractor, making great memories with family and friends, coin collecting, and as an avid marksman, he loved target shooting and reloading ammo. Later in life Pops took great pleasure in supervising the family garden and sitting by the pond, feeding the fish and solving world problems. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marion Devenney Rierson; a daughter, Cynthia Lynn Scott and husband, Leslie; son, Matthew William Rierson and wife, Ann; and granddaughter, Dulaney Ferris Rierson, all of Roanoke; three nieces, Shirley Gerken, of Rescue, Calif., Carole Ferguson, of Roanoke, and Linda Whitenack, of Charlotte, N.C; and one nephew, Lewis Harold Whitenack Jr., of Roanoke. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to the Amedysis Home Healthcare and Hospice Services for the diligent care they bestowed to our Pops and our family. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Rev. William H. Smith and Rev. Richard Workowski officiating. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel on June 10, 2015.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 259, District 31, Roanoke, Virginia5
1940Dwelling 208, District 25, Roanoke, Virginia7

Family

Marion Loletta Devenney
Marriage*Melvin William Rierson married Marion Loletta Devenney on March 3, 1953 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,4 
Children
  • Cynthia Lynn Rierson4
  • Matthew William Rierson4

Citations

  1. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  2. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melvin William Rierson obituary in the Jun 10, 2015 edition.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Cluber K. Rierson obituary in the Sep 7, 1972 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.