James Earl Graham1

M, b. March 28, 1920, d. April 5, 1988
FatherWilliam Wickham "Willie" Graham2,1 b. December 1, 1881, d. August 15, 1959
MotherLula May McDonald2,1 b. 1884, d. January 17, 1955
     James Earl Graham was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 719-14-0922.3 He was born on March 28, 1920 at Virginia; His Gravestone has a birth date of Mar 29, 1920.3,4,1 He married Hazel Lutshia Clower, daughter of William Letcher Clower and Luanna Annie Iddings, on November 12, 1947 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,5 James Earl Graham died on April 5, 1988 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 68.3,4,1

Family

Hazel Lutshia Clower b. March 3, 1918, d. January 16, 2010
Marriage*He married Hazel Lutshia Clower, daughter of William Letcher Clower and Luanna Annie Iddings, on November 12, 1947 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,5 
Children
  • Linda Graham4,5
  • Brenda Graham4,5
  • James Reginal "Reggie" Graham4,5,6
  • Teresa Graham4,5

Citations

  1. [S2274] Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Roanoke, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=49961910&CRid=49750&
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hazel Clower Graham obituary in the Jan 18, 2010 edition.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Ellen Ward Mitchell1,2,3

F, b. August 27, 1950, d. February 17, 2021
     Ellen Ward Mitchell was born on August 27, 1950 at Virginia.3 She married James Reginal "Reggie" Graham, son of James Earl Graham and Hazel Lutshia Clower, on May 26, 1972 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,3 As of May 26, 1972,her married name was Graham.3 Ellen Ward Mitchell died on February 17, 2021 at Virginia at age 70.2 She Ellen Mitchell Graham, at a vibrant and young 70 years, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 due to Covid-19 complications. Ellen was known and loved as a devoted Christ follower, wife, mother, grandmother, and even great-grandmother. She is known as "Ellen" to most, "Mom" to a few, and Granna Ri ("Ri" pronounced "rye") to many. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Reggie Graham. She was endlessly in love with him throughout their lives together. Spending time with him on day trips and while traveling was her favorite thing to do. Her love language was definitely quality time and there was no one that she would rather spend her time with than him. She is also survived by her mother, Joyce Mitchell, and her three brothers and their spouses, Lynn and Kathy Mitchell, Jerry and Karen Mitchell, and David and Renee Mitchell. Her father, Marvin Mitchell, passed two weeks before her. Also left behind on this earth are her three children and their spouses, Kristen Gibson (and husband, Steve), Scott Graham (and wife, Amanda), and Philip Graham (and wife, Marie); as well as sixteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Ellen (Mom) was a strong, but behind the scenes, backbone of her family. She was content to let others take the spotlight. Her quiet, yet supportive demeanor was a perfect complement to Reggie's (Dad's) frequent "shenanigans"; it was in these times that her smile and laughter often became so pronounced. She was willing to do whatever it took to support her husband and our family in work and play. She was truly a silent rock and helper to Reggie. From homemaking, to his much-needed grammar help in his work documents, she was an enormous, but quiet, part of their duo, who was content to work in the background and let others take much of the credit. She was selfless and giving—the epitome of the caring nurturer of the family. Ellen loved her family and would have done anything for us. She was known for pulling her family together in holiday gatherings, and prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the kids/grandkids enjoyed many game nights together. Whether it be Balderdash, Taboo, or Scattergories, her presence brought the family together. It is largely due to her love and hospitality for her kids that so many special family memories, and endless laughs, were made. One of her favorite things to do was travel with her husband and close friends. Many of these friendships have been dear to her heart for many, many years, she was a faithful and steadfast friend to those who were fortunate enough to know her. She strived to make her home feel like a home, she was a fabulous decorator with a country/rustic influence, and she prided herself on trying to take meticulous care of her home. She loved decorating for holidays, especially Christmas. Other enjoyable activities for her included baking, watching Hallmark movies, playing online word games with best friends, and yearly manager's meetings for her husband's employment, where she cultivated truly special friendships with other managers' wives. Above all else, she lived by her favorite verse, marked in pink highlighter in her Bible: "The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble" (Psalm 37:39). She was a longstanding member at Parkway Wesleyan Church. During those years, she served on the office staff on two separate occasions. We love you, Mom. We are heartbroken that you are not with us here, but eternally grateful that you will never know pain and sadness again. We can smile and have peace in that. on February 21, 2021.2

Family

James Reginal "Reggie" Graham
Marriage*She married James Reginal "Reggie" Graham, son of James Earl Graham and Hazel Lutshia Clower, on May 26, 1972 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,3 
Children
  • Kristen Marie Graham1,2,3
  • James Scott Graham1,2
  • Phillip Graham1,2

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ellen Mitchell Graham obituary in the Feb 21, 2021 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Don Eanes1,2,3,4

M, b. February 26, 1920, d. February 5, 1992
FatherWilmer Morris Eanes5 b. March 10, 1892, d. September 12, 1976
MotherFlossie Edith Pauley5 b. January 9, 1903, d. August 24, 1961
     Don Eanes was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6,4 His Social Security Number was 227-12-3582.7 He was born on February 26, 1920 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.7,5,2 He married Evelyn June Clower, daughter of William Letcher Clower and Luanna Annie Iddings, on September 25, 1943 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.5,1,8 Don Eanes died on February 5, 1992 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 71.7,6,3 He Don Eanes, age 71 of Salem, died Wednesday. He was retired from the Norfolk & Southern Railway. He is survived by two brothers and two sisters and a cousin, Pete Eanes of Salem. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 7, at 10:00 a.m. at the Salem Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Paul Braisted and the Rev. Dale Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. Friends may call at Lotz Salem Chapel. on February 6, 1992.6

Occupation

1943N & W Railroad worker5

Family

Evelyn June Clower b. June 2, 1920, d. October 3, 1987
Marriage*Don Eanes married Evelyn June Clower, daughter of William Letcher Clower and Luanna Annie Iddings, on September 25, 1943 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.5,1,8 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S2251] Sherwood Burial Park, Roanoke Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=40016666&CRid=728583&df=all&
  5. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Don Eanes obituary in the Feb 6, 1992 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentifed funeral home pamphlet for Evelyn June Eanes.

Charlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings1,2

F, b. July 10, 1883, d. February 21, 1975
FatherJames William Iddings2,1,3 b. August 12, 1857, d. June 10, 1940
MotherLutishia "Letitia" "Tishia" "Littua" Shockey1,2,3 b. August 7, 1854, d. March 7, 1917
     Charlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,2 She was born on July 10, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1,2 She married Joseph Landon Clower, son of James B. Clower and Cerena Jane "Rena" Hale, in 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of 1901,her married name was Clower. Charlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings died on February 21, 1975 at age 91.4,2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1900Dwelling 212, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 133, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 44, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 127, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 97, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Joseph Landon Clower b. March 8, 1878, d. May 4, 1958
Marriage*Charlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings married Joseph Landon Clower, son of James B. Clower and Cerena Jane "Rena" Hale, in 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  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.

Arrah Eldridge Iddings1

F, b. June 28, 1893, d. November 20, 1966
FatherJames William Iddings2,1,3,4 b. August 12, 1857, d. June 10, 1940
MotherLutishia "Letitia" "Tishia" "Littua" Shockey2,1,3,4 b. August 7, 1854, d. March 7, 1917
     Arrah Eldridge Iddings was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6 She was born on June 28, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6,2,1 She married Ernest Lee Poage, son of Samuel Crawford Poage and Celia Exona Earles, on September 21, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,1 As of September 21, 1911,her married name was Poage. Arrah Eldridge Iddings died on November 20, 1966 at age 73.5,6,1

Census Records

1900Dwelling 212, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 74, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 131, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 80, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 79, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Family

Ernest Lee Poage b. November 6, 1892, d. November 29, 1953
Marriage*Arrah Eldridge Iddings married Ernest Lee Poage, son of Samuel Crawford Poage and Celia Exona Earles, on September 21, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  6. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  7. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Frances Mae "Fannie" Iddings1,2

F, b. April 23, 1896, d. April 19, 1978
FatherJames William Iddings1,2,3,4,5,6 b. August 12, 1857, d. June 10, 1940
MotherLutishia "Letitia" "Tishia" "Littua" Shockey1,2,3,4,6 b. August 7, 1854, d. March 7, 1917
     Frances Mae "Fannie" Iddings was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,2,6 She was born on April 23, 1896 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,7,9,1,6 She married Harley Everette "Harlie" Roop, son of Robert J. Roop and Tabitha Odell "Bitha" Wilson, on July 28, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 As of July 28, 1920,her married name was Roop. Frances Mae "Fannie" Iddings died on April 19, 1978 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 81.7,6

Census Records

1900Dwelling 212, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 74, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 130, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 131, District 30, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia10
1940Dwelling 94, District 28-47, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia11

Family

Harley Everette "Harlie" Roop b. September 18, 1892, d. July 19, 1951
Marriage*Frances Mae "Fannie" Iddings married Harley Everette "Harlie" Roop, son of Robert J. Roop and Tabitha Odell "Bitha" Wilson, on July 28, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  8. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  9. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oneada M. Roop obituary in the Dec 28, 2001 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joyce Roop Williams obituary in the Mar 10, 2006 edition.
  14. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Harley Everett Roop obituary in the Jul 20, 1951 edition.
  15. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  16. [S5940] Salt Lake City, UT FamilySearch, Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993.

Joseph Landon Clower1,2

M, b. March 8, 1878, d. May 4, 1958
FatherJames B. Clower1,2 b. December 12, 1850, d. May 26, 1929
MotherCerena Jane "Rena" Hale2,1 b. October 8, 1853, d. June 12, 1936
     Joseph Landon Clower was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,1 He was born on March 8, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 He married Charlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings, daughter of James William Iddings and Lutishia "Letitia" "Tishia" "Littua" Shockey, in 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 Joseph Landon Clower died on May 4, 1958 at age 80.3,1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 133, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 44, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 127, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 97, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1910Farmer6
1920Farmer7
1930Farmer8
1940Farmer9

Family

Charlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings b. July 10, 1883, d. February 21, 1975
Marriage*Joseph Landon Clower married Charlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings, daughter of James William Iddings and Lutishia "Letitia" "Tishia" "Littua" Shockey, in 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  4. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  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.

Elliott Daryl Clower1,2

M, b. July 2, 1908, d. October 14, 1989
FatherJoseph Landon Clower2,3,4,5 b. March 8, 1878, d. May 4, 1958
MotherCharlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings2,3,4,5 b. July 10, 1883, d. February 21, 1975
     His Social Security Number was 231-18-5924.6 Elliott Daryl Clower married Ressie Hungate.1,2 Elliott Daryl Clower was born on July 2, 1908 at Virginia.1,2,6 He died on October 14, 1989 at age 81.1,2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 133, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 44, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 127, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 98, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1930Farm laborer5
1940Truck driver7

Family

Ressie Hungate b. October 6, 1906, d. March 11, 1982
Marriage*Elliott Daryl Clower married Ressie Hungate.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Ressie Hungate1,2

F, b. October 6, 1906, d. March 11, 1982
     Ressie Hungate married Elliott Daryl Clower, son of Joseph Landon Clower and Charlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings.1,2 Her Social Security Number was 231-42-1171.3 Her married name was Clower. Ressie Hungate was born on October 6, 1906 at Virginia.1,2,3 She died on March 11, 1982 at age 75.1,2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 98, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Elliott Daryl Clower b. July 2, 1908, d. October 14, 1989
Marriage*Ressie Hungate married Elliott Daryl Clower, son of Joseph Landon Clower and Charlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Harless Alvin Clower Sr.1,2,3,4

M, b. December 5, 1918, d. November 15, 2000
FatherArchie Whitfield Clower1,5,6,7,8,9,10,3 b. January 2, 1885, d. October 9, 1969
MotherMartha Washington Iddings1,5,6,7,8,9,10,3 b. February 22, 1891, d. February 21, 1973
     Harless Alvin Clower Sr. was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 231-16-7036.11 He was born on December 5, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.11,5,3,4 He married Reba Earnestine Alley, daughter of Hosea Dillard "Hosie" Alley and Lillie Clara Duncan, on December 24, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,12,5 Harless Alvin Clower Sr. died on November 15, 2000 at Virginia at age 81.2,11 He CLOWER, Harless Alvin Sr., 81, of Pilot, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, following a battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Reba A. Clower, and two sisters. He was a faithful member of Abundant Life Fellowship of Pilot. He was a veteran of World War II and he retired from Burlington Industries. He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Geraldine Clower, Dianne and Wendell Light; one son and daughter-in-law, Harless Clower, Jr. and Lola; four grandchildren, Michelle Lyons and husband, Steve, Brian Light and fiance, Teresa Burton, Nathan Clower, Amanda Light; one great-grandchild, Zachary; one sister, Mattie Graham; a host of nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Claudia and the staff at New River Valley Hospice for their wonderful care. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Horne Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Reverends Layne Board, Leon Alley and Larry Meadors. Interment will follow in Huffville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad and New River Valley Hospice. Arrangements are being handled by Horne Funeral Service in Christiansburg. on November 16, 2000.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 42, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 123, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 101, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1940Farm laborer10

Family

Reba Earnestine Alley b. September 23, 1923, d. December 29, 1999
Marriage*Harless Alvin Clower Sr. married Reba Earnestine Alley, daughter of Hosea Dillard "Hosie" Alley and Lillie Clara Duncan, on December 24, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,12,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harless Alvin Clower, Sr., obituary in the Nov 16, 2000 edition.
  3. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [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.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Martha Iddings Clower obituary in the Mar 1, 1973 edition.
  9. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Archie W. Clower obituary in the Oct 10, 1969 edition.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reba Aley Clower obituary in the Dec 31, 1999 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geraldine Sue Clower obituary in the Sep 23, 2010 edition.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Reba Earnestine Alley1,2,3,4

F, b. September 23, 1923, d. December 29, 1999
FatherHosea Dillard "Hosie" Alley1,4 b. March 14, 1882, d. November 17, 1930
MotherLillie Clara Duncan1,4 b. May 28, 1884, d. March 15, 1955
     Her Social Security Number was 224-24-4345.5 Reba Earnestine Alley was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on September 23, 1923 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,3,4 She married Harless Alvin Clower Sr., son of Archie Whitfield Clower and Martha Washington Iddings, on December 24, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,6 As of December 24, 1941,her married name was Clower. Reba Earnestine Alley died on December 29, 1999 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 76.5,2 She CLOWER, Reba Alley, 76, of Pilot, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at her home. She was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Harless Clower, Sr; two daughters and a son-in-law, Geraldine Clower, Dianne and Wendell Light; one son and daughter-in-law, Harless Clower, Jr. and Lola; four grandchildren, Michelle Lyons and husband, Steve, Brian Light and fiance, Teresa Burton, Nathan Clower and Amanda Light. She is also survived by one sister, Ruby Thompson; and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Clower was a faithful member of Abundant Life Fellowship. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 1, 2000 at the Horne Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Larry Meadors and Rev. Leon Alley. Interment will follow in the Huffville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg. on December 31, 1999.2

Family

Harless Alvin Clower Sr. b. December 5, 1918, d. November 15, 2000
Marriage*She married Harless Alvin Clower Sr., son of Archie Whitfield Clower and Martha Washington Iddings, on December 24, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reba Aley Clower obituary in the Dec 31, 1999 edition.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harless Alvin Clower, Sr., obituary in the Nov 16, 2000 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geraldine Sue Clower obituary in the Sep 23, 2010 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Geraldine Sue Clower1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. July 8, 1942, d. September 21, 2010
FatherHarless Alvin Clower Sr.1,2,3,4 b. December 5, 1918, d. November 15, 2000
MotherReba Earnestine Alley1,2,3,4 b. September 23, 1923, d. December 29, 1999
     Geraldine Sue Clower was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 She was born on July 8, 1942 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,5,7 She died on September 21, 2010 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 68.4,5,6 She Geraldine Sue Clower, 68, of Pilot, Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was a member of Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Pilot, and a long time employee of Roses Department Store in Christiansburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harless and Reba Clower. She is survived by her sister, Dianne (Wendell) Light; her brother, Harless (Lola) Clower; nieces, Michelle (Steve) Lyons, and Amanda (Steve) Haynes; nephews, Brian (Teresa) Light, and Nathan Clower; and greatnieces and nephews, Zach, Brittany, Rylee, Kendall, Robert, and Brandon also survive. The family wishes to thank Skyline Nursing and Rehab for the caring of Geraldine for the past seven years. Thanks also to Carilion New River Hospice. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 24, 2010, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with ministers Larry Meadors and Leon Alley officiating. Burial will follow in Huffville Cemetery, Floyd. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting hornefuneralservice.com. The Clower family is being served by Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg, Va., 540-382-2612. on September 23, 2010.4

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reba Aley Clower obituary in the Dec 31, 1999 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harless Alvin Clower, Sr., obituary in the Nov 16, 2000 edition.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geraldine Sue Clower obituary in the Sep 23, 2010 edition.
  5. [S4407] Huffville Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

David W. Terry1,2,3,4

M, b. circa 1770, d. November 12, 1865
FatherBarton Terry d. 1822
     David W. Terry was born circa 1770 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia; The 1850 Census has his age as an unlikely 93.3,4 He married Leticia/Lettice B. "Letty" Nash on January 3, 1799 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1,2 David W. Terry died on November 12, 1865 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 987, Southern District, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia3

Occupation

1850Farmer3

Family

Leticia/Lettice B. "Letty" Nash
Marriage*David W. Terry married Leticia/Lettice B. "Letty" Nash on January 3, 1799 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1739] Lindsay Knorr, Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns of Pittsylvania County, VA 1767-1805.
  2. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  3. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5752] Unknown compiler, Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917.
  5. [S1527] Kathleen Booth Williams, Marriages of Pittsylvania Co., VA 1806-1830.

Forrest Alden Light1,2

M, b. July 30, 1909, d. February 11, 2001
FatherGrover Alden/Alvin Light3,1,2,4,5,6,7,8 b. June 25, 1889, d. October 22, 1974
MotherFlora A. Iddings3,1,2,4,6,7,8 b. January 2, 1892, d. November 30, 1962
     Forrest Alden Light was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 227-46-6602.9 He was born on July 30, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,1,2,4 He married Mildred Lee Dobbins, daughter of James Cabell Dobbins and Mary Katherine/Catherine Lawrence, on July 7, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,4,10 Forrest Alden Light died on February 11, 2001 at Virginia at age 91.1,9 He LIGHT, Forrest Alden, 91, of Pilot, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2001. Born July 30, 1909, he was the son of the late Grover and Flora Iddings Light. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Allene Criner and a grandson, Phillip Correll. Mr. Light was a member of Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mildred Light, Pilot; daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Wayne Correll, Roanoke; four sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Beverly Light, Vinton, Wendell and Dianne Light, Donald and Beverly Light, Ronald and Julia Light, all of Pilot; sister, Bertha Wimmer, Riner; ten grandchildren, Joan and Mark Kesterson, Jeff and Kim Light, Jerry and Teresa Light, Larry Light, Barry Light, Brian Light, Paul Light, Tammy Light, Amanda Light, Jason Light; and great-grandson, Zachary. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Red Oak Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Elbert Lee Naff, Rev. Hebron Quesenberry, and Rev. Jimmy Cannaday officiating. Interment will follow in Iddings Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. on February 13, 2001.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 24, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 120, District 88, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 177, District 1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 44, District 32-1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1930Farm laborer8
1940Farmer11

Family

Mildred Lee Dobbins b. July 13, 1911, d. April 12, 2007
Marriage*Forrest Alden Light married Mildred Lee Dobbins, daughter of James Cabell Dobbins and Mary Katherine/Catherine Lawrence, on July 7, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,4,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Forrest Alden Light obituary in the Feb 13, 2001 edition.
  2. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Flora Iddings Light obituary in the Dec 6, 1962 edition.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Grover A. Light obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mildred Lee Dobbins Light obituary in the Apr 13, 2007 edition.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Phillip W. Correll obituary in the Mar 18, 1991 edition.
  13. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ronald K. Light obituary in the Oct 24, 2001 edition.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beverly Cash Light obituary in the Apr 4, 2002 edition.
  16. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S891] VA Montgomery Co., Register 5, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.

Mildred Lee Dobbins1,2,3,4

F, b. July 13, 1911, d. April 12, 2007
FatherJames Cabell Dobbins1,2,4
MotherMary Katherine/Catherine Lawrence1,2,4 b. November 20, 1890, d. March 14, 1973
     Mildred Lee Dobbins was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on July 13, 1911 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,5,3,4 She married Forrest Alden Light, son of Grover Alden/Alvin Light and Flora A. Iddings, on July 7, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3,4 As of July 7, 1934,her married name was Light. Mildred Lee Dobbins died on April 12, 2007 at Virginia at age 95.4 She Mildred Lee Dobbins Light, 95, of Pilot, went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2007. She was born July 13, 1911 to the late Cabell and Mary Dobbins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Light; son, Ronald Light; sisters, Edith and Martha Shelton; brother, James Dobbins; grandson, Phillip Correll and daughter-in-law, Beverly Light. She was a member of Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren. Mildred taught school in one-room schools at Rifton, Poff and Possum Hollow in Floyd and Montgomery Counties. She will be greatly missed by all. Our loss is heaven's gain. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Wayne Correll, Roanoke; sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Shirley Light, Troutville, Wendell and Dianne Light, Donald and Beverly Light, all of Pilot; daughter-in-law, Julia Light, Pilot; grandchildren, Joan (Mark) Kesterson, Jeff (Kim), Barry (Heather), Larry, Paul, Tammy, Brian (Teresa), Amanda (Steve), Jerry (Teresa), Jason (Alyssa) Light; great-grandchildren, John, Zach, Gabrielle, Brittany, Robert, Brandon and MacKenzie; sisters, Helen Dobbins, Virginia (Irvin) Yates of Christiansburg; two sisters-in-law, Bertha Wimmer, Lucille Dobbins, both of Christiansburg. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Gardner Funeral Home with the Revs. Hebron Quesenberry, Jimmy Cannaday and Elbert Lee Naff officiating. Interment will follow at Iddings Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Saturday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. on April 13, 2007.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 44, District 32-1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Forrest Alden Light b. July 30, 1909, d. February 11, 2001
Marriage*Mildred Lee Dobbins married Forrest Alden Light, son of Grover Alden/Alvin Light and Flora A. Iddings, on July 7, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery 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. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mildred Lee Dobbins Light obituary in the Apr 13, 2007 edition.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Mildred D. Light 90th birthday announcement in the Sep 15, 2005 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Forrest Alden Light obituary in the Feb 13, 2001 edition.
  8. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ronald K. Light obituary in the Oct 24, 2001 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S891] VA Montgomery Co., Register 5, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.

Grover Alden/Alvin Light1,2,3,4

M, b. June 25, 1889, d. October 22, 1974
FatherJoseph Owen Light3,1,5 b. August 31, 1856, d. January 31, 1927
MotherLouisa Frances Amos3,1 b. April 20, 1858, d. May 11, 1894
     Grover Alden/Alvin Light was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3,7 His Social Security Number was 225-48-8994.8 He FLOYD - Grover A. Light, age 85, died in Montgomery County Hospital Tuesday, October 22, 1974. He was a retired blacksmith and farmer. Surviving are one son, Forrest A. Light, Floyd; two daughters, Mrs. Allene L. Criner, Salem; Mrs. Bertha L. Wimmer, Christiansburg; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Dulaney, Quincy, Ill; four halfsisters, Mrs. Josie Lawrence, Christiansburg; Mrs. Flora Ziegler, Perryville, Md; Mrs. Helen Cox, Riner; Mrs. Clara Jackson, Havre de Grace, Md; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral was Thursday, October 24, 1974, at 1:00 p.m. at Camp Bethel United Methodist Church with interment in Iddings Cemetery.7 He was born on June 25, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,8,2,9,4 He married Flora A. Iddings, daughter of Anderson Lafayette Iddings and Laura L. Whitenack, on May 14, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,10,9 Grover Alden/Alvin Light died on October 22, 1974 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 85.6,9,7

Census Records

1900Dwelling 136, District 17, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 24, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 120, District 88, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1930Dwelling 177, District 1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1940Dwelling 49, District 32-1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia14

Occupation

1910Farmer11
1920Farmer12
1930Farmer13
1940Farmer14

Family

Flora A. Iddings b. January 2, 1892, d. November 30, 1962
Marriage*Grover Alden/Alvin Light married Flora A. Iddings, daughter of Anderson Lafayette Iddings and Laura L. Whitenack, on May 14, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,10,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S49] Jr. Howard G. Spradlin, "Joseph Owen Light," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 30, 2003.
  4. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  7. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Grover A. Light obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  10. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Flora Iddings Light obituary in the Dec 6, 1962 edition.
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Forrest Alden Light obituary in the Feb 13, 2001 edition.
  16. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  18. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  19. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bertha Light Wimmer obituary in the Sep 19, 2009 edition.