Andrew J. Janney1,2,3,4

M, b. June 7, 1921, d. August 1, 1967
FatherHarvey J. Janney2 b. 1882, d. 1959
MotherLucy V. Rierson5,1 b. May 9, 1881, d. January 22, 1962
     Andrew J. Janney was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "Va. PFC 4220 Qtr. Mstr. Ser. Co. WWII."1 He was born on June 7, 1921 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 He married Estelle Lawrence, daughter of Hubert Lee Lawrence and Bernie Link, on May 25, 1945 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,6 Andrew J. Janney died on August 1, 1967 at age 46.1

Family

Estelle Lawrence b. August 5, 1925, d. September 23, 2013
Marriage*He married Estelle Lawrence, daughter of Hubert Lee Lawrence and Bernie Link, on May 25, 1945 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,6 
Children
  • Tony Janney4,6
  • Phyllis Jean Janney3,4,6

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd 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. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Lucy Rierson Janney.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Estelle Lawrence Janney obituary in the Sep 26, 2013 edition.

James Lee Lawrence1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. July 19, 1927, d. January 30, 1996
FatherHubert Lee Lawrence1,2,7,5,6,8,9,10,11 b. April 4, 1895, d. April 19, 1970
MotherBernie Link1,2,7,5,6,8,9,10,11 b. August 1, 1899, d. February 14, 1981
     James Lee Lawrence was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 His Social Security Number was 223-30-7478.12 He was born on July 19, 1927 at Virginia.12,3,4 He married Lorene Light, daughter of Edison Roy "Henderson" Light and Norma Vaught, on June 12, 1954 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,5 James Lee Lawrence died on January 30, 1996 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 68.12,2,3,4 He LAWRENCE, James Lee, 68, of Pilot, died Tuesday, January 30,1996 at his home. He was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Bernie Lawrence, and a brother, Ray Lawrence. Surviving is his wife, Lorene Light Lawrence, Pilot; four sons and a special daughter-in-law, Dennis Lawrence, Radford, Dale and Kathie Lawrence, Pilot, Douglas Lawrence, Check, Dewey Lawrence, Blacksburg; two grandchildren; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Clara and Elbert Conner, Erma Jean and Wilford Vest, all of Check, Blondine Clower and Estelle Janney, both of Pilot, Glenna and Clyde Nichols, Bent Mountain. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday at Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Elbert L. Naff and the Rev. Leon Alley officiating. Interment in the Wilson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Floyd County Rescue Squad or Hospice of Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd. on January 31, 1996.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 53, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 68, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1954Milkman1

Family

Lorene Light
Marriage*James Lee Lawrence married Lorene Light, daughter of Edison Roy "Henderson" Light and Norma Vaught, on June 12, 1954 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,5 
Children
  • Douglas Lawrence2,5
  • Dewey Lawrence2,5
  • Dennis Lee Lawrence13,2,5
  • Dale Edward Lawrence2,14,5

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Lee Lawrence obitutary in the Jan 31, 1996 edition.
  3. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  4. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  5. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Hubert L. Lawrence obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Blondine Lawrence Clower obituary in the Oct 18, 1999 edition.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clara Annabel Conner obituary in the Apr 20, 2010 edition.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Estelle Lawrence Janney obituary in the Sep 26, 2013 edition.
  12. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  13. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S877] VA Montgomery Co., Register 7, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.

Albert Mayer Rothschild1,2

M, b. December 3, 1898, d. January 14, 1979
     His Social Security Number was 289-10-2255.3 Albert Mayer Rothschild was born on December 3, 1898 at Virginia.2,3,4 He married Severna Schaffer, daughter of Leo Schaffer and Nantell "Nannie" Frebush, on September 2, 1922 at Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois; Unbeknownst to anyone but very close family members, Albert and Severna were actually secretly married a year earlier in Chicago.5 Albert Mayer Rothschild married Severna Schaffer, daughter of Leo Schaffer and Nantell "Nannie" Frebush, on September 2, 1923 at Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.6 Albert Mayer Rothschild died on January 14, 1979 at Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., Florida, at age 80.3,5,4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 3491, District 7-15, Arlington, Virginia7

Occupation

1940Wholesale paper salesman7

Family

Severna Schaffer b. March 5, 1901, d. January 3, 2000
MarriageAlbert Mayer Rothschild married Severna Schaffer, daughter of Leo Schaffer and Nantell "Nannie" Frebush, on September 2, 1922 at Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois; Unbeknownst to anyone but very close family members, Albert and Severna were actually secretly married a year earlier in Chicago.5 
Marriage* Albert Mayer Rothschild married Severna Schaffer, daughter of Leo Schaffer and Nantell "Nannie" Frebush, on September 2, 1923 at Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.6 

Citations

  1. [S1089] Dr. Philip Schaffer, "Personal Papers of Dr. Philip Schaffer."
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S417] Florida Health Department, Florida Death Index,1877-1998.
  5. [S316] "Personal knowledge of author Scott A. Schaffer,."
  6. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Rothschild-Schaffer wedding announcement in the Sep 2, 1923 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Cpl. Harry Ray Lawrence1,2,3

M, b. July 3, 1930, d. April 28, 1960
FatherHubert Lee Lawrence4,3,5,6,7 b. April 4, 1895, d. April 19, 1970
MotherBernie Link4,3,5,6,7 b. August 1, 1899, d. February 14, 1981
     Cpl. Harry Ray Lawrence was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "VA CPL HQ Btry 501 AAA Gunry Btn."1,2 He was born on July 3, 1930 at Virginia.1,2 He married Sylvia Ann Wickline on March 2, 1951 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 Cpl. Harry Ray Lawrence died on April 28, 1960 at age 29.1,2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 68, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Sylvia Ann Wickline b. June 12, 1930, d. February 4, 1999
Marriage*Cpl. Harry Ray Lawrence married Sylvia Ann Wickline on March 2, 1951 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 
Children
  • Steven "Steve" Lawrence
  • David Ray Lawrence3
  • Eddie Joe Lawrence3

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Blondine Lawrence Clower obituary in the Oct 18, 1999 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clara Annabel Conner obituary in the Apr 20, 2010 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Estelle Lawrence Janney obituary in the Sep 26, 2013 edition.

Sylvia Ann Wickline1

F, b. June 12, 1930, d. February 4, 1999
     Her Social Security Number was 230-34-1579.2 Sylvia Ann Wickline DALTON, Sylvia Wickline, 68, of Christiansburg, passed away Thursday, February 4, 1999 at her home. She is survived by her husband, Norman Dalton; four sons, David, Eddie and Steve Lawrence, all of Christiansburg, Robert Bandy, of Pulaski; a step-daughter, Judy Kress, of Pulaski; one sister, Marine Smith, of Shawsville; six grandchildren, Amy L. Owens, of Roanoke, David A. Lawrence, of Radford, Kathy A. Wright, of Georgia, Steven Lawrence, Jr., Thomas R. Lawrence and Ray L. Lawrence, all of Elliston; three step-grandchildren, Leslie Slusser, of North Carolina, Angie Nester, of South Carolina, and Sonja Slusher; four step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many special friends. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, February 8, at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Pastor Jerry Gibson. Interment will follow in the Peterstown Cemetery.3 She was buried at Peterstown Cemetery, Rich Creek, Giles Co., Virginia.3 Her married name was Dalton.3 She married Norman Dalton.3 Sylvia Ann Wickline was born on June 12, 1930.2 She married Cpl. Harry Ray Lawrence, son of Hubert Lee Lawrence and Bernie Link, on March 2, 1951 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 As of March 2, 1951,her married name was Lawrence. Sylvia Ann Wickline died on February 4, 1999 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 68.3,2

Family 1

Norman Dalton
Marriage*She married Norman Dalton.3 

Family 2

Cpl. Harry Ray Lawrence b. July 3, 1930, d. April 28, 1960
Marriage*Sylvia Ann Wickline married Cpl. Harry Ray Lawrence, son of Hubert Lee Lawrence and Bernie Link, on March 2, 1951 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 
Children
  • Steven "Steve" Lawrence3
  • David Ray Lawrence1,3
  • Eddie Joe Lawrence1,3

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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Sylvia Wickline Dalton obituary in an unknown edition.

Stephen Yates Sr.1,2,3,4

M, b. circa 1748/49, d. 1836
FatherJohn "of Dan River" Yates III b. circa 1714/15, d. April, 1778
MotherElizabeth Unknown b. circa 1717/18, d. 1795
     Stephen Yates Sr. was buried at Yates Cemetery, beside of Yates Tavern, 1/4 mile south of Gretna, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.5 He Stephen's connection to John and Elizabeth Yates is speculative at this point since he is not listed in either will. In 1815, with his son Samuel, Stephen Yeatts took out a license to operate an ordinary (an early American term for a bar or tavern) at the Yates Tavern (see notes below), in Gretna, Virginia. Many researchers include Stephen as the son of John Yeatts III, but it should be noted that he is not included in his will. In the feverish days of 1777, Stephen took the oath of allegiance to the new country and against the King from Abraham Shelton. The descendants of Stephen are eligible for membership in the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. The Yates Tavern, called the only building of its kind in Virginia by the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, is unique for its jetties. These are second-floor protrusions of some 10 inches giving a bit more space in the upper floor. Restored by the Pittsylvania Bicentennial Commission during 1976, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. This little building, constructed in the mid-1700's, was home to several generations of the Yates family, who also from time to time took out licenses to operate an "ordinary," a sort of frontier bed-and-breakfast. It was strategically located along the old Pigg River Road and only a few miles from Hickey's Road, the first major road penetrating this part of western Virginia from the east. It is likely to have been an especially convenient stop during the Revolutionary War days, at which time Peytonsburg (14 miles to the southeast) was one of nine busy supply depots in Virginia. The building is a frame structure. Its basement, which housed the kitchen, has rock walls two feet thick. Yates Tavern, was deeded to Pittsylvania County by Mrs. Nannie Bennett Cocke, and is now owned by Pittsylvania County, and is utilized under the auspices of the Pittsylvania Historical Society. It is located on U. S. 29 Business (Main Street) South, in Gretna, approximately ten miles north of Chatham. He was born circa 1748/49 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. He married Lydia Parsons, daughter of Richard Parsons Sr. and Elizabeth Feathers, circa 1767 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1,2 Stephen Yates Sr. died in 1836 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.6,5

Census Records

1782Pittsylvania Co., VirginiaStephen is listed in the 1782 Pittsylvania County Virginia census with either nine or seven whites. There are two Stephens listed. One could be a son.3
1790Pittsylvania Co., Virginia4

Family

Lydia Parsons b. 1747/48, d. 1805
Marriage*Stephen Yates Sr. married Lydia Parsons, daughter of Richard Parsons Sr. and Elizabeth Feathers, circa 1767 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S1361] VA Pittsylvania Co., Pittsylvania Co. Court Orders Book 5, Will of Richard Parsons.
  3. [S6096] Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Jackson, Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890.
  4. [S6326] Unknown compiler, eads of families at the first census of the United States taken in the year 1790.
  5. [S6327] Yates Cemetery, Gretna, Pittsylvania Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  6. [S1528] VA Pittsylvania Co., Pittsylvania Co. Death Register.
  7. [S1527] Kathleen Booth Williams, Marriages of Pittsylvania Co., VA 1806-1830.
  8. [S1242] Edmund West, Family Data Collection - Individual Records.

James Arlo Sowers1

M, b. circa 1923, d. January 6, 2013
     James Arlo Sowers married Hazel Aliene McNeil.1,2 James Arlo Sowers was born circa 1923.1 He died on January 6, 2013 at Virginia.1 He James Arlo Sowers, 90, of Pilot, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 6, 2013. Arlo Sowers was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army in the European conflict. Arlo Sowers is the son of the late Dallas and Mary Alma Sowers of Laurel Ridge. Preceding him in death are one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Vernon Nolley; one son, Kenneth R. Sowers; two brothers, Elvin Sowers and Curtis Sowers; three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Junior McNeil, Raymond McNeil, Aaron McNeil, Margie Allman, and Ada Mae Morgan. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Hazel Aliene McNeil Sowers; daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Dewaine Smith, of Pilot, Karen and John O'Connor, of Newnan, Ga; and one daughter-in-law, Connie V. Sowers, of Pilot. He leaves seven grandchildren and their spouses, Darrell Smith (Dixie), Pilot, Evangeline Radford, Lynchburg, Kimberly Nester (Randall), Floyd, Corey Nolley (Susan), Check, Lynette Vest (Bryan), Floyd, Jennifer Gardner (Chris), Goode, Julie Wade (Dave), Hiwassee; one brother, Don (Lula Mae) Sowers, of Laurel Ridge; three sisters, Oveda Markle, of Northern Virginia, Margie (Cecil) Sutphin, of Pilot, Jean (Kenneth) Graham, of Salem; and sister-in-law, Corine Sowers, of Floyd. He is also survived by three brothers-in-law, Alvin (Betty) McNeil, of Pilot, Carl (Ramsey) McNeil, of Snowville, William Morgan, of Roanoke; and five sisters-in-law, Pauline Pittsinger, of Salem, Clover Ratcliff, of Pilot, Lois (Ron) Sedlacek, of Pilot, Gloria McNeil, of Pilot, and Ocie McNeil, of Christiansburg. He also leaves 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday January 9, 2013, at Gardner Funeral Home with the Rev. Vinton Quesenberry officiating. Interment will follow in Huffville Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd, where the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on January 8, 2013.1

Family

Hazel Aliene McNeil b. circa 1923, d. September 25, 2015
Marriage*He married Hazel Aliene McNeil.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the James Arlo Sowers obituary in the Jan 8, 2013 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hazel Aliene McNeil Sowers obituary in the Sep 27, 2015 edition.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Phyllis Jane Nolley obituary in the Aug 15, 1991 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vernon Brammer Nolley obituary in the Mar 21, 2004 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kenny Sowers obituary in the Aug 27, 2000 edition.
  7. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Hazel Aliene McNeil1,2

F, b. circa 1923, d. September 25, 2015
     Hazel Aliene McNeil married James Arlo Sowers.1,2 Her married name was Sowers. Hazel Aliene McNeil was born circa 1923.2 She died on September 25, 2015 at Virginia.2 She Hazel Aliene McNeil Sowers, 92, of Pilot, went to be with the Lord Friday, September 25, 2015. Aliene was the daughter of the late Everett and Nora McNeil of Pilot. Aliene was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, James Arlo Sowers; one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis Nolley (Vernon); one son, Kenneth R. Sowers; three brothers, Junior McNeil, Raymond McNeil, and Aaron McNeil; two sisters, Margie Allman and Ada Mae Morgan. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Dewaine Smith of Pilot, Karen and John O'Connor of Newnan, Ga; two daughters-in-law, Connie V. Sowers of Pilot, and Wanda Nolley of Pilot. She leaves seven grandchildren and their spouses, Darrell Smith (Dixie) of Pilot, Vangie Radford of Lynchburg, Kimberly Nester (Randall) of Floyd, Corey Nolley (Susan) of Check, Lynette Vest (Bryan) of Floyd, Jennifer Gardner (Chris) of Goode, Julie Wade (Dave) of Hiwassee; two brothers and one brother-in-law, Alvin McNeil (Betty) of Pilot, and Carl McNeil (Julie) of Snowville, William Morgan of Roanoke; three sisters and two sisters-in-law, Pauline Pittsinger of Salem, Clover Ratcliff of Pilot, Lois Sedlacek (Ron) of Pilot, Gloria McNeil of Pilot, Ocie McNeil of Christiansburg; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Don Sowers (Lula Mae) of Laurel Ridge, Margie Sutphin (Cecil) of Pilot, Jean Graham (Kenneth) of Salem; sister-in-law, Corine Sowers of Floyd. She also leaves 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday September 28, 2015, with the Rev. Vinton Quesenberry officiating. Interment will follow in Huffville Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday after 4 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on September 27, 2015.2

Family

James Arlo Sowers b. circa 1923, d. January 6, 2013
Marriage*She married James Arlo Sowers.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the James Arlo Sowers obituary in the Jan 8, 2013 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hazel Aliene McNeil Sowers obituary in the Sep 27, 2015 edition.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Phyllis Jane Nolley obituary in the Aug 15, 1991 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vernon Brammer Nolley obituary in the Mar 21, 2004 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kenny Sowers obituary in the Aug 27, 2000 edition.
  7. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Clyde Hylton Nichols1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. May 28, 1934, d. August 24, 2017
FatherRobert Aldine Nichols7,1,2,3,4,5,8,6 b. September 20, 1898, d. April 14, 1960
MotherLucy Evelyn Holt7,1,2,3,4,5,8,6 b. March 18, 1901, d. May 10, 1985
     Clyde Hylton Nichols was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.6 He was born on May 28, 1934 at Franklin Co., Virginia.7,1,4,6 He married Glenna Mae Lawrence, daughter of Hubert Lee Lawrence and Bernie Link, on June 20, 1957 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,9,4,10,11,12,6 Clyde Hylton Nichols died on August 24, 2017 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 83.6 He Clyde H. Nichols, 83, of Bent Mountain, Va., died on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Franklin County, Va., on May 28, 1934, to the late Robert Aldine and Lucy Holt Nichols. Clyde retired as a welder and supervisor at Roanoke Iron & Bridge Works. Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Glenna Lawrence Nichols. Also surviving are his sons, Donald (Sandra) Nichols, Ronald (Tammy) Nichols and Lyle (Desiree) Nichols; two sisters, Nadine N. Sloan and Shirley N. (Jim) Mohler; two brothers, James Alton Nichols and Danny Lee Nichols; three sisters-in-law, Effie G. Nichols, Ruth K. Nichols and Erma Jean L. Vest; and two grandchildren, Allyson N. (James) Carter and Michael D. Nichols. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017, at Oakey's South Chapel. Interment will follow in the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. on August 27, 2017.6

Occupation

1957Shipping clerk7

Family

Glenna Mae Lawrence
Marriage*Clyde Hylton Nichols married Glenna Mae Lawrence, daughter of Hubert Lee Lawrence and Bernie Link, on June 20, 1957 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,9,4,10,11,12,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  2. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  3. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  4. [S85] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Holt Family of Floyd & Franklin Counties, Virginia.
  5. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clyde H. Nichols obituary in the Aug 27, 2017 edition.
  7. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Sherman Nichols obituary in the May 10, 2014 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Blondine Lawrence Clower obituary in the Oct 18, 1999 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clara Annabel Conner obituary in the Apr 20, 2010 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Estelle Lawrence Janney obituary in the Sep 26, 2013 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Calvin Ray Conner obituary in the Feb 27, 2015 edition.
  13. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.

Robert Aldine Nichols1,2,3,4,5

M, b. September 20, 1898, d. April 14, 1960
FatherEmmanuel Hawkin/Hawkins Nichols2,1,3,4,5 b. September 25, 1875, d. September 30, 1956
MotherOctavia Lucy Jane Wimmer2,1,3,4,5 b. February 12, 1876, d. November 2, 1957
     Robert Aldine Nichols was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3,4,5 He was born on September 20, 1898 at Franklin Co., Virginia.6,1,2,3,4,5 He married Lucy Evelyn Holt on November 7, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4,5 Robert Aldine Nichols died on April 14, 1960 at age 61.6,3,4,5

Family

Lucy Evelyn Holt b. March 18, 1901, d. May 10, 1985
Marriage*He married Lucy Evelyn Holt on November 7, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  3. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  4. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  5. [S85] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Holt Family of Floyd & Franklin Counties, Virginia.
  6. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Sherman Nichols obituary in the May 10, 2014 edition.
  8. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clyde H. Nichols obituary in the Aug 27, 2017 edition.

Lucy Evelyn Holt1,2,3,4,5

F, b. March 18, 1901, d. May 10, 1985
     Lucy Evelyn Holt was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,2,3,4,5 Her Social Security Number was 223-60-0245.7 She was born on March 18, 1901 at Franklin Co., Virginia.6,1,2,7,3,4,5 She married Robert Aldine Nichols, son of Emmanuel Hawkin/Hawkins Nichols and Octavia Lucy Jane Wimmer, on November 7, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4,5 As of November 7, 1918,her married name was Nichols. Lucy Evelyn Holt died on May 10, 1985 at age 84.6,2,3,4,5

Family

Robert Aldine Nichols b. September 20, 1898, d. April 14, 1960
Marriage*She married Robert Aldine Nichols, son of Emmanuel Hawkin/Hawkins Nichols and Octavia Lucy Jane Wimmer, on November 7, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  3. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  4. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  5. [S85] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Holt Family of Floyd & Franklin Counties, Virginia.
  6. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Sherman Nichols obituary in the May 10, 2014 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 Clyde H. Nichols obituary in the Aug 27, 2017 edition.

Flora Virginia Whitenack1,2

F, b. November 12, 1876, d. August 30, 1908
FatherDoctor Thompsom "Thomas" Whitenack3,2 b. April 12, 1845, d. May 5, 1908
MotherMary Elizabeth Sisson3,2 b. February 15, 1850, d. June 28, 1926
     Flora Virginia Whitenack was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 She was born on November 12, 1876 at Virginia.1,4,5,3 She married John Wesley Hall, son of Gordon M. Hall and Mary Delaware "Della" King, on November 15, 1899 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6,1,3 As of November 15, 1899,her married name was Hall. Flora Virginia Whitenack died on August 30, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 31.1,4,5,3

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

John Wesley Hall b. August 25, 1876, d. June 20, 1944
Marriage*Flora Virginia Whitenack married John Wesley Hall, son of Gordon M. Hall and Mary Delaware "Della" King, on November 15, 1899 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6,1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  5. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  6. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Bernard Wesley Link1,2,3

M, b. December 31, 1921, d. May 31, 1997
FatherRoscoe Link2,4,3,5,6,7,8 b. March 31, 1901, d. May 3, 1988
MotherAudrey Hall2,3,5,6,7,8 b. January 2, 1905, d. June 27, 1982
     Bernard Wesley Link was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 His Social Security Number was 227-14-4378.9 He married Eva Edwards, daughter of George Bunion Edwards and Cliffey B. Bishop.2,10,3 Bernard Wesley Link was born on December 31, 1921 at Virginia.9,1,3 He died on May 31, 1997 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 75.2,1 He LINK, Bernard Wesley, 75, of Pilot, passed away Saturday, May 31, 1997 in Meadowbrook Nursing Home, after a courageous battle with cancer. The son of the late Roscoe and Audrey Hall Link, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Eva Edwards Link and a brother, Robert Link. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Phyllis Link of Radford, Gerald and Hazel Link of Pilot; a sister, Edna Beckelhimer of Roanoke; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Jerry and Kathline Link of Salem, Percy Link, Shawsville; also three grandsons; one granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 1997, at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home Chapel, Christiansburg, conducted by Dr. Ray Penn and the Rev. Glenn Griffin, with burial in Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to New River Valley Hospice, 111 West Main Street, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg. on June 2, 1997.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 49, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5

Family

Eva Edwards b. August 23, 1919, d. May 27, 1992
Marriage*Bernard Wesley Link married Eva Edwards, daughter of George Bunion Edwards and Cliffey B. Bishop.2,10,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bernard Wesley Link obituary in the Jun 2, 1997 edition.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home Pamphlet for Roscoe Link.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jerry Lynn Link obituary in the Apr 6, 2008 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edna Link Beckelhimer obituary in the Apr 8, 2009 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Percy Lynwood Link obituary in the Feb 23, 2011 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eva Edwards Link obituary in the May 28, 1992 edition.
  11. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sparrer-Link wedding announcement in the Jan 5, 1997 edition.

Edna Juanita Link1,2,3,4

F, b. May 7, 1924, d. April 7, 2009
FatherRoscoe Link5,6,1,2,7,8,9,10,11 b. March 31, 1901, d. May 3, 1988
MotherAudrey Hall5,1,2,7,8,9,10,11 b. January 2, 1905, d. June 27, 1982
     Edna Juanita Link was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.9,12 Her Social Security Number was 224-20-0942.13 She was born on May 7, 1924 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,9,13,4,12 As of October 18, 1941,her married name was Beckelhimer.2 She married Arthur Beckelhimer on October 18, 1941 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 Edna Juanita Link and Arthur Beckelhimer were divorced on August 24, 1990 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 Edna Juanita Link died on April 7, 2009 at Virginia at age 84.9,13,12 She May 7, 1924 ~ April 7, 2009. Edna Link Beckelhimer, 84, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, of Salem, Va., was born May 7, 1924, and went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. The daughter of the late Roscoe and Audrey Hall Link, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Bernard Link, of Pilot, Va., Robert Link, of Check, Va., and Jerry Link, of Salem, Va. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Alvis Beckelhimer and Patricia Champaign, of Roanoke; and daughters, Linda J. Beckelhimer, of Salem, and Wilma Simmons, of Salem, Va. She is also survived by her grandson, Eric Beckelhimer, of Roanoke, Va; brother, Percy Link, of Radford, Va; and her sister-in-law, Helen Link, of Check, Va. She was a member of Hollins Church of the Nazarene in Roanoke. The family will receive friends at The Horne Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2009, in The Horne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lynn Riddle officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilson Cemetery in Floyd, County. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com. The Beckelhimer family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, 1300 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. on April 8, 2009.9

Census Records

1930Dwelling 49, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Family

Arthur Beckelhimer b. February 25, 1916, d. May 13, 2006
Marriage*Edna Juanita Link married Arthur Beckelhimer on October 18, 1941 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 
Divorce* Edna Juanita Link and Arthur Beckelhimer were divorced on August 24, 1990 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bernard Wesley Link obituary in the Jun 2, 1997 edition.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home Pamphlet for Roscoe Link.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jerry Lynn Link obituary in the Apr 6, 2008 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edna Link Beckelhimer obituary in the Apr 8, 2009 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Percy Lynwood Link obituary in the Feb 23, 2011 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Linda Joyce Beckelhimer obituary in the Jan 11, 2017 edition.
  12. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  13. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Lydia Parsons1,2,3

F, b. 1747/48, d. 1805
FatherRichard Parsons Sr.1,2,3 b. circa 1720, d. before February 21, 1785
MotherElizabeth Feathers3 b. circa 1724/25
     Lydia Parsons Lydia and Stephen received all of Richard Parson's blacksmith tools in his Will. They received all the remainder of Richard Parson's estate because they were taking care of him and his wife.2 She was born in 1747/48 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia. She married Stephen Yates Sr., son of John "of Dan River" Yates III and Elizabeth Unknown, circa 1767 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1,2 As of circa 1767,her married name was Yates. Lydia Parsons died in 1805 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.

Family

Stephen Yates Sr. b. circa 1748/49, d. 1836
Marriage*She married Stephen Yates Sr., son of John "of Dan River" Yates III and Elizabeth Unknown, circa 1767 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S1361] VA Pittsylvania Co., Pittsylvania Co. Court Orders Book 5, Will of Richard Parsons.
  3. [S2156] Judy Parsons Smith, Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1.
  4. [S1527] Kathleen Booth Williams, Marriages of Pittsylvania Co., VA 1806-1830.
  5. [S1242] Edmund West, Family Data Collection - Individual Records.