Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Iddings1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. February 9, 1937, d. April 19, 2007
FatherWilsie Daniel Iddings1,2,4 b. February 23, 1896, d. May 1, 1963
MotherRosa Mae "Rosie" Carter1,2,7,4 b. circa 1898, d. December 8, 1969
     His Social Security Number was 232-58-9249.4 Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Iddings married Colleen Unknown.2 Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Iddings was born on February 9, 1937 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,4 He married Kathleen Leona McClosky on August 7, 1955 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.8 Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Iddings and Kathleen Leona McClosky were divorced on December 3, 1971 at Hamilton Co., Ohio.6 Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Iddings married Catherine Anne Blake on December 18, 1971 at Jonesboro, Grant Co., Indiana.3 Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Iddings and Catherine Anne Blake were divorced on August 22, 1986 at Clay Co., Florida.5 Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Iddings died on April 19, 2007 at St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., Florida, at age 70.2,4 He Ronald Lee Iddings, age 70, died peacefully at his home in St. Augustine, Fla., on Thursday, April 19, 2007 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Feb 9, 1937, in the small town of Bluefield, W.Va., raised by his parents, Wilsie and Rose Iddings. Ron and his beloved wife, Colleen, reside in St. Augustine. He was a dedicated husband and father. He lived life with great integrity. Surviving are his wife, Colleen Iddings; his sons, Dan Iddings, James Iddings, Lee Iddings; daughter, Dawn Bloom and husband, Jack Bloom; and three grandchildren, Nicholas Iddings, Jackson Bloom and Travis Bloom. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at Crescent Beach Baptist Church, 885 State Road 206 E, St. Augustine. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. David Beauchamp and the Rev. Jerry Powers.
on April 22, 2007.2

Family 1

Colleen Unknown
Marriage*He married Colleen Unknown.2 

Family 2

Kathleen Leona McClosky
Marriage*Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Iddings married Kathleen Leona McClosky on August 7, 1955 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.8 
Divorce* Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Iddings and Kathleen Leona McClosky were divorced on December 3, 1971 at Hamilton Co., Ohio.6 
Children
  • Dan Iddings2
  • James Iddings2
  • Lee Iddings2
  • Dawn Iddings2

Family 3

Catherine Anne Blake b. June 23, 1935, d. July 10, 1991
Marriage*Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Iddings married Catherine Anne Blake on December 18, 1971 at Jonesboro, Grant Co., Indiana.3 
Divorce* Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Iddings and Catherine Anne Blake were divorced on August 22, 1986 at Clay Co., Florida.5 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S1509] St. Augustine Record, The, From the Ronald Lee Iddings obituary in the Apr 22, 2007 edition.
  3. [S8538] Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1960-2005.
  4. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S1238] Florida Department of Health, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001.
  6. [S2070] Office of Vital Statistics Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Divorce Index, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007.
  7. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Rosa Mae Iddings obituary in the Dec 10, 1969 edition.
  8. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Iddings-McClosky marriage record.

Willie R. Argabright1,2

F, b. circa 1899, d. October, 1976
FatherWilliam Riley Argabright1 b. August 2, 1858, d. August 4, 1933
MotherHenrietta J. Alley1 b. June 20, 1859, d. February 26, 1902
     Willie R. Argabright was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.3 She was born circa 1899 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She married Okey Chapel Iddings, son of Anderson Lafayette Iddings and Laura L. Whitenack, on April 11, 1925 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of April 11, 1925,her married name was Iddings. Willie R. Argabright died in October, 1976.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 374, District 3, Roanoke, Virginia4
1940Dwelling 245, District 81-4C, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1930Rayon mill winder4

Family

Okey Chapel Iddings b. February 12, 1898, d. June 18, 1966
Marriage*Willie R. Argabright married Okey Chapel Iddings, son of Anderson Lafayette Iddings and Laura L. Whitenack, on April 11, 1925 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
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. [S2265] Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=241&GRid=44634996&CRid=49500&df=all&
  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. [S253] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, St. Matthew Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  7. [S593] Daily Press, From the Kyle Ash Iddings obituary in the May 27, 2011 edition.

Paul Chapel Iddings1

M, b. July 18, 1934, d. August 3, 1991
FatherOkey Chapel Iddings1,2,3 b. February 12, 1898, d. June 18, 1966
MotherWillie R. Argabright1,2,3 b. circa 1899, d. October, 1976
     His Social Security Number was 223-38-5215.4 Paul Chapel Iddings married Claudine Carew.3 Paul Chapel Iddings was born on July 18, 1934 at Virginia.4 He died on August 3, 1991 at age 57.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 245, District 81-4C, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia2

Family

Claudine Carew
Marriage*Paul Chapel Iddings married Claudine Carew.3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S593] Daily Press, From the Kyle Ash Iddings obituary in the May 27, 2011 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Kerry Eli Sutphin1,2

M, b. September 27, 1900, d. September 9, 1955
     Kerry Eli Sutphin was born on September 27, 1900 at Virginia.1 He married Bertha Louvenie "Venie" Iddings, daughter of Anderson Lafayette Iddings and Laura L. Whitenack, on June 21, 1921.1,2 Kerry Eli Sutphin died on September 9, 1955 at age 54.1,2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 204, District 13, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 372, District 61-6, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia4

Occupation

1930Farmer3
1940State road tractor operator4

Family

Bertha Louvenie "Venie" Iddings b. January 31, 1902, d. May 29, 1965
Marriage*Kerry Eli Sutphin married Bertha Louvenie "Venie" Iddings, daughter of Anderson Lafayette Iddings and Laura L. Whitenack, on June 21, 1921.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S1506] Mary Anne Sutphin, "Sutphin Additions," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 28, 2007.
  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 Ward Sutphin obituary in the Mar 29, 2019 edition.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Carrie Sutphin Cole obituary in the Apr 18, 2020 edition.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.

Ward William Sutphin1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. September 20, 1924, d. March 26, 2019
FatherKerry Eli Sutphin1,2,4,5,7,8 b. September 27, 1900, d. September 9, 1955
MotherBertha Louvenie "Venie" Iddings1,2,3,4,5,7,8 b. January 31, 1902, d. May 29, 1965
     Ward William Sutphin was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 He was born on September 20, 1924 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,6,7 He married Elsie Mae Dobbins on March 17, 1944 at Rogers, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,9,7 Ward William Sutphin died on March 26, 2019 at Virginia at age 94.5 He Ward Sutphin, 94, of Pilot, Va. passed away on, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eli and Bertha Iddings Sutphin; wife, Elsie Sutphin; brother, Frank Sutphin; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Sutphin. Ward was a United States Navy Veteran having served in World War II, was a retired VDOT employee with 33 years of service, and a longtime member of Pilot United Methodist Church. He is survived by his daughter, Regina Young and husband, Allen; son, Barry Sutphin; grandchildren, Clark Young and Vanessa, Gail Duffy, Stephanie Morris and Bradley; great-grandson, Conor Duffy; step-great-granddaughter, Tirzah Wimmer; siblings, Cecil Sutphin, Carrie Cole; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as friend, Lois Basham. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019, at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Bill Norris and Pastor Darren Landon officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg. on March 29, 2019.5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 204, District 13, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 372, District 61-6, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia4

Family

Elsie Mae Dobbins b. May 4, 1926, d. October 14, 2009
Marriage*Ward William Sutphin married Elsie Mae Dobbins on March 17, 1944 at Rogers, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,9,7 
Children
  • Regina Gale Sutphin1,9,5,7
  • Barry Stephen Sutphin1,9,7,5

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. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Bertha L. Sutphin obituary in the May 31, 1965 edition.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ward Sutphin obituary in the Mar 29, 2019 edition.
  6. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Carrie Sutphin Cole obituary in the Apr 18, 2020 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elsie Dobbins Sutphin obituary in the Oct 16, 2009 edition.

Cecil Lafayette Sutphin1,2,3,4,5

M, b. January 13, 1926
FatherKerry Eli Sutphin1,2,4,6 b. September 27, 1900, d. September 9, 1955
MotherBertha Louvenie "Venie" Iddings1,2,3,4,6 b. January 31, 1902, d. May 29, 1965
     Cecil Lafayette Sutphin married Marjorie Ann "Margie" Sowers.1 Cecil Lafayette Sutphin was born on January 13, 1926 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 204, District 13, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 372, District 61-6, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia4

Family

Marjorie Ann "Margie" Sowers
Marriage*Cecil Lafayette Sutphin married Marjorie Ann "Margie" Sowers.1 
Children
  • Gary Michael Sutphin1,7
  • Sharon Yvonne Sutphin1,7
  • Rickey Dean Sutphin1,7
  • Debra Kay "Debbie" Sutphin1,7

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. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Bertha L. Sutphin obituary in the May 31, 1965 edition.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ward Sutphin obituary in the Mar 29, 2019 edition.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Frank Arton Sutphin1,2,3,4,5

M, b. February 16, 1928, d. March 19, 1969
FatherKerry Eli Sutphin1,6,3,7,4,8 b. September 27, 1900, d. September 9, 1955
MotherBertha Louvenie "Venie" Iddings1,6,9,3,7,4,8 b. January 31, 1902, d. May 29, 1965
     His Social Security Number was 231-24-4918.10 Frank Arton Sutphin was buried at Sutphin Family Cemetery, Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 He married Jeaneen Louise Cox.1 Frank Arton Sutphin was born on February 16, 1928 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,10,4,5 He died on March 19, 1969 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 41.10,4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 204, District 13, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 372, District 61-6, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia3

Family

Jeaneen Louise Cox
Marriage*Frank Arton Sutphin married Jeaneen Louise Cox.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Eric Evine Sutphin obituary in the Aug 22, 2006 edition.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [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.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ward Sutphin obituary in the Mar 29, 2019 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Carrie Sutphin Cole obituary in the Apr 18, 2020 edition.
  9. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Bertha L. Sutphin obituary in the May 31, 1965 edition.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Elsie Mae Dobbins1,2,3

F, b. May 4, 1926, d. October 14, 2009
     Elsie Mae Dobbins was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 She was born on May 4, 1926 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,4,3 She married Ward William Sutphin, son of Kerry Eli Sutphin and Bertha Louvenie "Venie" Iddings, on March 17, 1944 at Rogers, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,3 As of March 17, 1944,her married name was Sutphin.3 Elsie Mae Dobbins died on October 14, 2009 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 83.2,4 She Elsie Dobbins Sutphin, 83, of Pilot, Va., passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 14, 2009. She was born on May 4, 1926, to Latha and Annie Roop Dobbins of Riner, Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Dobbins. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Ward Sutphin; a son, Barry Sutphin and his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Regina Young and her husband, Allen; grandchildren, Clark and Vanessa Young, Gail and Brennan Duffy and Stephanie and Brad Morris; and four great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Blake, Tirzah and Conor. Elsie enjoyed cooking, gardening, tending her flowers and visiting with family and friends. The family wishes to thank Carilion Clinic Hospice of Radford, Va., for their loving care. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2009, at the Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg, Va. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2009, by the Rev. Don Shelor and the Rev. Bill Norris at the Horne Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at the Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to either the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, Riner Station, P.O. Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24068 or to Pilot United Methodist Church, c/o David Hylton, Treasurer, 550 Hemlock St., Christiansburg, Va. 24073. The Sutphin family is in the care of Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, Va. On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.hornefuneralservice.com on October 16, 2009.2

Family

Ward William Sutphin b. September 20, 1924, d. March 26, 2019
Marriage*She married Ward William Sutphin, son of Kerry Eli Sutphin and Bertha Louvenie "Venie" Iddings, on March 17, 1944 at Rogers, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,3 
Children
  • Regina Gale Sutphin1,2,5,3
  • Barry Stephen Sutphin1,2,6,3,5

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elsie Dobbins Sutphin obituary in the Oct 16, 2009 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ward Sutphin obituary in the Mar 29, 2019 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Barbara Ann Sutphin obituary in the Jul 6, 2016 edition.

Barbara Ann Cox1,2,3

F, b. February 5, 1949, d. July 3, 2016
     Barbara Ann Cox was buried at Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin, Pulaski Co., Virginia.2 She was born on February 5, 1949 at Virginia.3 She married Barry Stephen Sutphin, son of Ward William Sutphin and Elsie Mae Dobbins, on July 23, 1978 at Glade Spring, Washington Co., Virginia.1,2,3 As of July 23, 1978,her married name was Sutphin.3 Barbara Ann Cox died on July 3, 2016 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 67.2 She Barbara Ann Sutphin, 67, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at her home in Pilot, Va. Barbara was preceded in death by her father, John Cox; brother, Douglas Cox; mother-in-law, Elsie Sutphin; and brothers-in-law, Ronnie Graham and R.G. Bostic. She is survived by her husband, Barry Sutphin; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Bradley Morris; mother, Mary Cox; sister, Rosemary Graham; sister and brother-in-law, Debra and Gary Kinsley; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Alice Cox; father-in-law, Ward Sutphin; sister-in-law, Regina Young and husband Allen; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Ronald and Lois Underwood; as well as numerous other friends and family. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Harry McCoy and his staff at Blue Ridge Cancer Care Center, the staff who took care of Barbara at Lewis Gale Montgomery, the MBT Club from Huffville United Methodist Church for all the love and kindness shown to her. The Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Darren Landon and Pastor Bill Norris officiating. Interment will follow in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Huffville United Methodist Church, c/o Stanley Clower, 1246 Huffville Road, Pilot, VA 24138, or to Pilot United Methodist Church, c/o David Hylton, 550 Hemlock St., Christiansburg, VA 24073. on July 6, 2016.2

Family

Barry Stephen Sutphin
Marriage*She married Barry Stephen Sutphin, son of Ward William Sutphin and Elsie Mae Dobbins, on July 23, 1978 at Glade Spring, Washington Co., Virginia.1,2,3 
Child
  • Stephanie Sutphin1,2

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Barbara Ann Sutphin obituary in the Jul 6, 2016 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Sarah Byar "Sallie" Hall1

F, b. February 24, 1859, d. March 4, 1956
FatherJohn Lee Hall2,3,4,5,1 b. circa 1822, d. before June 4, 1900
MotherEllen/Ellender "Nellie" Conner2,3,4,5,1 b. circa 1817, d. August 6, 1881
     Sarah Byar "Sallie" Hall was buried at Valentine Thrash Cemetery, on his property on Thrash’s Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 She was born on February 24, 1859 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,1 She married Shelton Leek/Leak Conner, son of Jonathan Conner and Mahala Thrash, on January 31, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The family bible says the marriage date was Jan 29, 1878.2,8,3 As of January 31, 1878,her married name was Conner. Sarah Byar "Sallie" Hall died on March 4, 1956 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 97.6,9,8,7,1

Census Records

1860Dwelling 242, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1870Dwelling 127, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1880Dwelling 483, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1900Dwelling 218, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1910Dwelling 64, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1920Dwelling 140, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14
1940Dwelling 72, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia15

Family

Shelton Leek/Leak Conner b. March 4, 1858, d. April 3, 1937
Marriage*Sarah Byar "Sallie" Hall married Shelton Leek/Leak Conner, son of Jonathan Conner and Mahala Thrash, on January 31, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The family bible says the marriage date was Jan 29, 1878.2,8,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S320] Author unknown, Family graveyard on Valentine Thrash land grant, Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., VA.
  7. [S3628] Valentine Thrash Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/valentine-thrash-cemetery.htm
  8. [S590] Jonathan Conner Family Bible.
  9. [S274] Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner, "Personal Papers of Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner."
  10. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  18. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Foley marriage record.

Corporal Eric Evine Sutphin1,2,3,4,5

M, b. April 29, 1966, d. August 21, 2006
FatherFrank Arton Sutphin1,2,4 b. February 16, 1928, d. March 19, 1969
MotherJeaneen Louise Cox1,2,4
     Corporal Eric Evine Sutphin was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 227-92-6992.6 He was born on April 29, 1966 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,3 He married Tamara Dawn Fisher on July 5, 1986 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 Corporal Eric Evine Sutphin died on August 21, 2006 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 40.2,6,5 He Corporal Eric Evine Sutphin, 40, of Christiansburg, died in the line of duty, Monday, August 21, 2006. Corporal Sutphin had over 13 years of law enforcement experience serving with Buchanan Police Department, Charlottesville City Police Department, Albermarle County Police Department, Fluvanna County Sheriff Department, and his final years with Montgomery County Sheriff Department. Corporal Sutphin also served seven years in the United States Army as a Military Police, from which he was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. During his military and law enforcement careers, Corporal Sutphin received numerous awards and commendations, including The Commonwealth of Virginia's Medal of Valor Award. Corporal Sutphin was the son of the late Frank A. Sutphin. He is survived by his mother, Jeaneen L. Sutphin; his wife, Tamara Sutphin and his twin daughters, Rachel and Emily Sutphin, all of Christiansburg. He will always be remembered as a devoted husband, father, son and friend. May we never forget. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 24, 2006 at the St. Paul United Methodist Church with Dr. Don Makin officiating. The Committal Service will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may consider The Eric E. Sutphin Memorial Trust, c/o First National Bank, P.O. Box 600, Christiansburg, Va. 24068. The Sutphin Family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, 382-2612. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com. on August 22, 2006.2 He GUARD HONORS FALLEN OFFICER
CHRISTIANSBURG -- In the field beside Horne funeral home Wednesday, Christiansburg High School's marching band practiced its show for the upcoming football season. The thump-thump-thump of drums and the swirling of colorful flags was a marked contrast to the scene inside the funeral home where a fraternity of brothers in brown presided over Cpl. Eric E. Sutphin's final inspection. Sutphin, whose body rested inside a flag-draped coffin, was killed early Monday morning in the line of duty. As he was patrolling the Huckleberry Trail near the Virginia Tech campus in search of escaped Montgomery County Jail inmate William Morva, riding his patrol bicycle near the trailhead, the officer was shot, allegedly by Morva. The 13-year law enforcement veteran enjoyed working on a bicycle. "He absolutely loved that bike," said Master Deputy Hank Partin, team commander of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard. "We were joshing with him about that Monday morning." The nine-member honor guard, along with about 30 Montgomery County sheriff's officers, decided to extol Sutphin by standing guard by his casket throughout the night. They rotated in 15-minute shifts as visitors poured in to pay their respects at the deputy's wake, which began at 3 p.m. Wednesday and continued into the evening. "It's our way of showing our love and respect," Partin said. "It stems back through tradition to never leave a fallen comrade." "We're not here for anybody else. Just Eric. He was our brother," added investigator Brad Roop, another member of the honor guard. "We've done many, many funerals, but this is the first one we've done for one of our own. I don't know how we're going to get through it. But we wouldn't want it any other way." Partin and Roop -- founding member of the Montgomery County guard -- said they decided to form the unit specifically for fallen heroes in 1999 after the sheriff's office received a request for assistance at the funeral of a veteran. "I've been on the team two years now," said Master Deputy Chris Lucas as he took his leave from a turn beside Sutphin's casket. "This here is tough." At the onset of the visitation, police cruisers lined the funeral home parking lot. Members of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office gathered in their starched brown uniforms. Officers from the Christiansburg and Blacksburg police departments arrived in navy blue. Virginia state patrolmen came in steely gray. All were somber, speaking in whispers. Many embraced and wiped at tears with soggy tissues. The honor guard, however, remained dry-eyed, concentrating on their duty. There was the visitation, then the 11 a.m. funeral today. "We'll be doing the pall bearing tomorrow," Roop said Wednesday. "We just want to get through tomorrow for Eric. We'll grieve then." The grief on the face of Sutphin's widow, Tamara, was evident, though, as people came to offer comfort. Tamara Sutphin sat with her mother and her twin daughters, Rachel and Emily, through the wake. Montgomery County Sheriff Tommy Whitt stood nearby with his family to greet mourners. Whitt, who had been visibly emotional in televised news conferences announcing the death of Sutphin Monday, now looked sad but composed. He seemed proud of the officers who stood guard at Sutphin's casket. "This is the only way we have to say goodbye," he said, likening the experience of losing Sutphin to that of losing a child. "He was a son," the sheriff said. As the wake continued into the evening, the field beside the funeral home quieted. Police officers stood on U.S. 460, directing the steady stream of traffic in and out of the funeral home. But when the traffic subsided and mourners went home, the officers standing guard stayed beside Sutphin. "As a unit, that casket is not being left alone," Partin said. on August 24, 2006.7

Family

Tamara Dawn Fisher
Marriage*He married Tamara Dawn Fisher on July 5, 1986 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 
Children
  • Rachel Sutphin2
  • Emily Sutphin2

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Eric Evine Sutphin obituary in the Aug 22, 2006 edition.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the the Aug 24, 2006 edition.