Virginia Mary Carroll1

F, b. June 20, 1918, d. March 13, 1996
     Her Social Security Number was 230-16-7701.2 Virginia Mary Carroll was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,4 She was born on June 20, 1918.3,2 She married James Burton Epperly, son of William Perry Epperly and Ruby Gay Chandler, on April 1, 1946.4,1 As of April 1, 1946,her married name was Epperly. Virginia Mary Carroll died on March 13, 1996 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 77.4,2 She EPPERLY, Virginia Carroll, 77, of Christiansburg, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 13, 1996. She was born June 20, 1918. She retired as a beautician and had suffered health for more than two years. A daughter of the late John Henry Carroll and Nora Harper Carroll, she was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Carroll Layman. Virginia is survived by her husband, the Rev. J. Burton Epperly; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Harley and Dorothy Carroll, Christiansburg, Page and Helen Carroll of Blacksburg, Allen and Doris Carroll of Hot Springs, Ark; a sister-in-law, Myrtle Epperly, Cupertina, Calif; five nieces, four nephews; five grandnieces; and seven grandnephews. A graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Sunset Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Mark Christian. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Calvary United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Kelley. The family requests flowers be omitted and memorials made to the Calvary United Methodist Church, Christiansburg, Va. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Richardson-Horne Funeral Home. on March 15, 1996.4

Family

James Burton Epperly b. May 16, 1916, d. November 21, 1998
Marriage*She married James Burton Epperly, son of William Perry Epperly and Ruby Gay Chandler, on April 1, 1946.4,1 

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. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virginia Carroll Epperly obituary in the Mar 15, 1996 edition.

Archie Brent Collins1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. June 29, 1890, d. October 8, 1977
     Archie Brent Collins was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,5 He was born on June 29, 1890 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,3,5,6 He married Mary Malinda Epperly, daughter of John P. Epperly and Elizabeth Ellen Akers, on August 8, 1909.1,2,4,5 Archie Brent Collins died on October 8, 1977 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 87.7,5

Census Records

1910Dwelling 341, District 99, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 99, District 113, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 164, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 121, District 61-17, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1910Farmer8
1920Farmer9
1930Farm laborer10
1940Farmer11

Family

Mary Malinda Epperly b. September 4, 1889, d. April 18, 1980
Marriage*Archie Brent Collins married Mary Malinda Epperly, daughter of John P. Epperly and Elizabeth Ellen Akers, on August 8, 1909.1,2,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S929] Yvonne V. Linehan (great-granddaughter of Hiram Walters), "Smith, Penner, and Martin Line."
  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. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clyde E. Collins obituary in the Aug 1, 2007 edition.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  7. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Claude R. Collins obituary in the Apr 22, 2007 edition.
  13. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Mabel Blanche Collins1,2,3

F, b. May 11, 1910, d. January 9, 2004
FatherArchie Brent Collins4,1,5,6,7,8,9,2,3 b. June 29, 1890, d. October 8, 1977
MotherMary Malinda Epperly4,1,5,6,7,8,9,2,3 b. September 4, 1889, d. April 18, 1980
     Mabel Blanche Collins was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.10,11 Her Social Security Number was 227-26-1874.12 She was born on May 11, 1910 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.11,1,12,2 As of January 28, 1942,her married name was Willis.10,1 She married Rev. Sidney Lane Willis on January 28, 1942 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.10,13,4,1,5,3 Mabel Blanche Collins died on January 9, 2004 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 93.10,12,14 She Mabel Collins Willis, (Mrs. Sidney L.), 93, of 1009 Old Country Club Road NW, made the transition to the higher life on Friday, January 9, 2004. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Sidney L. Willis. She is survived by a son, Charles L. Willis, Easton, Pa; two brothers, Dr. Claude R. Collins, Roanoke, and Clyde E. Collins, Christiansburg; and several cousins, nephews, and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted at Oakey's North Chapel, 6732 Peters Creek Road NW, Roanoke at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2004 with the Rev. Roy P. White officiating. The body is being cremated. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Roanoke United Methodist Home, Samaritan Fund, 1009 Old Country Club Road NW, Roanoke, Va. 24017 or to a favorite charity. The family will receive friends at Oakey's North Chapel from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2004. Graveside services will be held in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roy P. White officiating. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel. on January 12, 2004.10

Census Records

1920Dwelling 99, District 113, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 164, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 121, District 61-17, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1940Deputy court clerk9

Family

Rev. Sidney Lane Willis b. July 30, 1912, d. December 12, 2002
Marriage*Mabel Blanche Collins married Rev. Sidney Lane Willis on January 28, 1942 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.10,13,4,1,5,3 
Child
  • Charles Lane Willis10,13,1

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. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S929] Yvonne V. Linehan (great-granddaughter of Hiram Walters), "Smith, Penner, and Martin Line."
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Claude R. Collins obituary in the Apr 22, 2007 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clyde E. Collins obituary in the Aug 1, 2007 edition.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mabel Collins Willis obituary in the Jan 12, 2004 edition.
  11. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  12. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sidney L. Willis obituary in the Dec 13, 2002 edition.
  14. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Rev. Dr. Claude Ray Collins1,2,3,4

M, b. January 17, 1914, d. April 20, 2007
FatherArchie Brent Collins1,2,5,6,7,4 b. June 29, 1890, d. October 8, 1977
MotherMary Malinda Epperly1,2,5,6,7,4 b. September 4, 1889, d. April 18, 1980
     Rev. Dr. Claude Ray Collins was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He was born on January 17, 1914 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,4 He married Elizabeth Leighton Stevenson on October 7, 1939 at Tappahannock, Essex Co., Virginia.1,2,4,8 Rev. Dr. Claude Ray Collins died on April 20, 2007 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 93.2,3 He The Rev. Dr. Claude R. Collins, 93, of Roanoke, died Friday morning, April 20, 2007. Dr. Collins was the son of the late Archie B. and Mary Epperly Collins. He served as a Navy Chaplain during World War II, was a 1936 graduate of Emory and Henry College and was a 1939 graduate of the Divinity School of Duke University. Dr. Collins served in the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church for 41 years as a pastor and in administrative positions at the conference level. He was preceded in death by his sister and her husband, Mabel and the Rev. Sidney Willis and is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Elizabeth Stevenson Collins; his daughters, Patricia Jean Collins and life partner, Judith Lawrence of The Villages, Fla., Mary Elizabeth Floyd and husband, Billy E. Floyd of Bristol, Tenn; his grandchildren, Jeremy Floyd, Billy E. (Chad) Floyd, Jr. and wife, Heather, Matthew Lillibridge and wife, Melissa, Lara Fetting and husband, Mark; his great-grandchildren, Ariana, Braedon and Lewis; his brother, Clyde E. Collins, of North Carolina; and several cousins including Allene Graham of Christiansburg. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at First United Methodist Church, Salem Monday, April 23, 2007 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. D. Michael Houff, the Rev. Dr. Tom Joyce, the Rev. Dr, Frank Shaffer and the Rev. Dr. Basil Hensley officiating. Inurnment will follow in Sunset Cemetery Christiansburg with a graveside service at 3 p.m. Those wishing to, may contribute to one of the following charities in his memory, Duke Divinity School, Emory and Henry College, Bridges International, in care of Tom Aitken, PO Box 4546, Bridgeport, W.Va. 26330 or United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, 900 Washington Street E. Charleston, W.Va. 25301. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel and Crematory, 540-362-1237. on April 22, 2007.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 99, District 113, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 164, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 28, District 13-11, Frankford, Greenbrier Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1940Minister9

Family

Elizabeth Leighton Stevenson b. November 13, 1915, d. March 24, 2008
Marriage*Rev. Dr. Claude Ray Collins married Elizabeth Leighton Stevenson on October 7, 1939 at Tappahannock, Essex Co., Virginia.1,2,4,8 
Children
  • Patricia Jean Collins1,2,8
  • Mary Elizabeth Collins1,2,8

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. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Claude R. Collins obituary in the Apr 22, 2007 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clyde E. Collins obituary in the Aug 1, 2007 edition.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elizabeth Stevenson Collins obituary in the Mar 26, 2008 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Elizabeth Leighton Stevenson1,2,3

F, b. November 13, 1915, d. March 24, 2008
     Elizabeth Leighton Stevenson was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 She was born on November 13, 1915 at Petersburg, Virginia.2,4 She married Rev. Dr. Claude Ray Collins, son of Archie Brent Collins and Mary Malinda Epperly, on October 7, 1939 at Tappahannock, Essex Co., Virginia.1,5,2,3 As of October 7, 1939,her married name was Collins. Elizabeth Leighton Stevenson died on March 24, 2008 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 92.4,3,6 She Elizabeth Stevenson Collins, 92, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 24, 2008. She was the daughter of the Rev. Arthur L. and Mary P. Stevenson. Mrs. Collins was born in a Methodist parsonage and her great-grandfather was one of the founders of Washington Street United Methodist Church in Petersburg, Va. She was a 1932 graduate of Salem High School, attended Roanoke College from 1932 to 1934, and a 1936 graduate of Emory and Henry College. She received her Master's Degree from Marshall University. She was a retired Latin Teacher and Remedial Reading Teacher from the Kanawha County, W.Va. Schools. She spent 20 years tutoring children, and she enabled many students to attend college. She was a former officer and member of the General Federation of Women's Club in Charleston, W.Va. She was active in interfaith groups and Church Women United. She was a district officer of the UMW in Charleston, W.Va. Mrs. Collins was a Girl Scout Leader for 30 years in Virginia and West Virginia. She was the Youth Director in Covington Granby Memorial United Methodist Church and Charleston, W.Va. St. Marks United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Claude R. Collins and brother, the Rev. Linwood J. Stevenson. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Jean Collins and life partner, Judith Lawrence, of Rochester, N.Y., and Mary Elizabeth Floyd and husband, Billy E. Floyd, of Bristol, Tenn; grandchildren, Jeremy Floyd, Billy E. Floyd Jr., Matthew Lillibridge and Lara Fetting; four greatgrandchildren; sister, Berkeley S. Stonebraker, of Atlanta, Ga; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at First United Methodist Church in Salem with the Rev. Michael Houff officiating. The committal service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg. The family will be receiving friends at First United Methodist Church in Salem from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emory and Henry College, P.O. Box 950, Emory, Va. 24327 or to the United Methodist Foundation of W.Va., P.O. Box 3811, Charleston, W.Va. 25338. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel & Crematory, 540-362-1237. on March 26, 2008.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 28, District 13-11, Frankford, Greenbrier Co., West Virginia7

Occupation

1940Teacher7

Family

Rev. Dr. Claude Ray Collins b. January 17, 1914, d. April 20, 2007
Marriage*Elizabeth Leighton Stevenson married Rev. Dr. Claude Ray Collins, son of Archie Brent Collins and Mary Malinda Epperly, on October 7, 1939 at Tappahannock, Essex Co., Virginia.1,5,2,3 
Children
  • Patricia Jean Collins1,5,3
  • Mary Elizabeth Collins1,5,3

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. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elizabeth Stevenson Collins obituary in the Mar 26, 2008 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Claude R. Collins obituary in the Apr 22, 2007 edition.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Edith Lorene Epperly1

F, b. July 22, 1904, d. October 10, 1991
FatherJohn P. Epperly1,2,3 b. August 28, 1854, d. October 22, 1929
MotherGrace Earnest "Gracie" Rogers1,2,3,4 b. August 3, 1879, d. April 3, 1932
     Edith Lorene Epperly was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,1 Her Social Security Number was 229-50-5914.6 She was born on July 22, 1904 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,5,1,7 She married William Matthew "Willie" Trump, son of Owen Trump and Bettie Lane, on July 19, 1933 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.8,9,7 As of July 19, 1933,her married name was Trump.7 Edith Lorene Epperly died on October 10, 1991 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 87.6,5,8,1 She Edith Epperly Trump, age 87, died Thursday morning, October 10, 1991 in Montgomery Regional Hospital. She is survived by her husband, William M. Trump; one son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Nancy Trump, Christiansburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Frank Sowers, Christiansburg; two brothers, G.W. Epperly, Christiansburg; Earl Epperly, Roanoke; two grandchildren, Greg Sowers and his wife, Sharon; and Antionette Bishop. The funeral will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday. on October 11, 1991.8

Census Records

1910Dwelling 292, District 99, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1920Dwelling 65, District 114, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 88, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia4

Family

William Matthew "Willie" Trump b. September 24, 1905, d. December 11, 1994
Marriage*Edith Lorene Epperly married William Matthew "Willie" Trump, son of Owen Trump and Bettie Lane, on July 19, 1933 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.8,9,7 
Children
  • Joyce Anne Trump8,9,1,10
  • Jack Willie Trump8,9,1

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. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edith Epperly Trump obituary in the Oct 11, 1991 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William M. Trump obituary in the Dec 12, 1994 edition.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Ellis Orion/Odell Epperly1,2

M, b. March 4, 1906, d. November 12, 1947
FatherJohn P. Epperly3,4,5,1,2 b. August 28, 1854, d. October 22, 1929
MotherGrace Earnest "Gracie" Rogers3,4,5,1,2 b. August 3, 1879, d. April 3, 1932
     Ellis Orion/Odell Epperly was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,3 He Never married.3 He was born on March 4, 1906 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,3,1,2 He died on November 12, 1947 at Catawba, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 41.6,3,2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 292, District 99, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 65, District 114, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5

Citations

  1. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

Herman Cecil Epperly1

M, b. November 15, 1908, d. September 29, 1977
FatherJohn P. Epperly1,2,3 b. August 28, 1854, d. October 22, 1929
MotherGrace Earnest "Gracie" Rogers1,2,3,4 b. August 3, 1879, d. April 3, 1932
     His Social Security Number was 230-05-3220.5 Herman Cecil Epperly was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,1 He was born on November 15, 1908 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,1 He married Mary Evans Cox on September 3, 1932 at Radford, Virginia.6,1,7 Herman Cecil Epperly died on September 29, 1977 at probably Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 68.6,1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 292, District 99, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1920Dwelling 65, District 114, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 88, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia4

Family

Mary Evans Cox b. May 16, 1913, d. September 6, 1989
Marriage*Herman Cecil Epperly married Mary Evans Cox on September 3, 1932 at Radford, Virginia.6,1,7 
Children
  • Dennis Epperly1
  • Herman Michael Epperly1

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. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  7. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

Morris James Epperly1,2,3,4

M, b. March 4, 1910, d. May 9, 1973
FatherJohn P. Epperly1,5,6 b. August 28, 1854, d. October 22, 1929
MotherGrace Earnest "Gracie" Rogers1,5,6,7 b. August 3, 1879, d. April 3, 1932
     His Social Security Number was 518-01-8987.8 Morris James Epperly was buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Spirit Lake, Kootenai Co., Idaho.4 He was born on March 4, 1910 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,8,4 He married Nellie May Jobes on March 17, 1933 at Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington.9 Morris James Epperly died on May 9, 1973 at Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington, at age 63.8,3,4

Census Records

1910Dwelling 292, District 99, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 65, District 114, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 88, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 200, District 28-49, Spirit Lake, Kootenai Co., Idaho10

Occupation

1930Farm laborer7
1940Lumber mill worker10

Family

Nellie May Jobes b. August 6, 1915, d. January, 1989
Marriage*Morris James Epperly married Nellie May Jobes on March 17, 1933 at Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington.9 
Children
  • Edith Doryne Epperly1,10
  • Janice F. Epperly1,10

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. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S453] Washington State Department of Health, Washington Death Index, 1940-2014.
  4. [S5902] Greenwood Cemetery, Kootenai Co., ID, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S3540] Washington State Archives, Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

George Wilson "G.W." Epperly Sr.1,2,3,4

M, b. December 10, 1912, d. July 13, 2005
FatherJohn P. Epperly1,2,5,3 b. August 28, 1854, d. October 22, 1929
MotherGrace Earnest "Gracie" Rogers1,2,5,6,3 b. August 3, 1879, d. April 3, 1932
     George Wilson "G.W." Epperly Sr. was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2880 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He was born on December 10, 1912 at Sugar Grove, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He married Ruth Estelle Maxey, daughter of John Lemon Maxey and Eva Cora Graham, on March 4, 1939 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.7,1,2,8,3 George Wilson "G.W." Epperly Sr. died on July 13, 2005 at Chesapeake, Virginia, at age 92.1,4 He George Wilson (G.W.) Epperly, 92, of Christiansburg, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 13, 2005. He was born to John and Grace Rogers Epperly on December 10, 1912 in the Sugar Grove area of Montgomery County. He had resided for the past three years in Norfolk, Va. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railway after 35 years of service in the Signal Department. He was a dedicated Christian and a loving, caring, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was preceded in death by his dear and devoted wife, Ruth Maxey Epperly and his first-born son, John Roger Epperly. Surviving family members include one brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Thelma Epperly; one daughter-in-law, Doris Richardson Epperly; one daughter and son-in-law, Eva Jo and Ernie Dove; two sons, George W. Epperly, Jr. and Daniel Neil Epperly; five loving grandchildren, Doris Jennene Matheney, Shanna and David Simmons, Wesley and Chrissy Dove, Missy and Greg Pfaff, and Harmony Ruth Epperly; seven cherished great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and numerous extended family and friends. He was a life-long faithful member and trustee of Oak Grove Church, and he greatly loved worshiping there and enjoyed being in the presence of his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Horne Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Hutchison and the Rev. Pete Flinchum officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday, July 15, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 16, 2005 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The family would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at Virginia Beach Estates, Allzwell Assisted Living Center and Odyssey Health Care for their loving care and assistance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Allzwell Gazebo Fund, 130 Great Bridge Boulevard, Chesapeake, Va., 23320. The Epperly Family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, 382-2612. Online condolences may be sent by visiting hornefuneralservice.com.
on July 15, 2005.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 65, District 114, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 88, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 480, District 24-29, Welch, McDowell Co., West Virginia8
1940Dwelling 106, District 61-4, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1940Roofer8
1940Tinner8

Family

Ruth Estelle Maxey b. December 12, 1917, d. July 11, 1995
Marriage*George Wilson "G.W." Epperly Sr. married Ruth Estelle Maxey, daughter of John Lemon Maxey and Eva Cora Graham, on March 4, 1939 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.7,1,2,8,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the George Wilson Epperly obituary in the Jul 15, 2005 edition.
  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. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruth Estelle Maxey Epperly obitutary in the Jul 13, 1995 edition.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eva Graham Maxey obituary in the Aug 4, 1993 edition.
  10. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  11. [S878] VA Montgomery Co., Register 4, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.
  12. [S891] VA Montgomery Co., Register 5, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.
  13. [S936] VA Montgomery Co., Register 9, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.
  14. [S905] VA Montgomery Co., Register 14, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.

Sidney Earl Epperly1,2

M, b. November 12, 1914, d. August 16, 2005
FatherJohn P. Epperly3,2,4 b. August 28, 1854, d. October 22, 1929
MotherGrace Earnest "Gracie" Rogers3,2,4,5 b. August 3, 1879, d. April 3, 1932
     Sidney Earl Epperly was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 224-01-2473.6 He was born on November 12, 1914 at Virginia.2,6 He married Thelma Smith on March 5, 1938 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,7 Sidney Earl Epperly died on August 16, 2005 at Virginia at age 90.1,6 He Sidney Earl Epperly, 90, of Roanoke, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2005. He was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church and held membership in both Pleasants Masonic Lodge #63 AF&AM and the Scottish Rite Bodies. Earl retired from the Norfolk and Western Railway. Surviving are his wife of sixty-seven years, Thelma S. Epperly; daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and James Williams of Roanoke; grandchildren, Jay Williams of Charleston, S.C. and Jennifer and Jeffrey Lorman of Westminster, Md; and a greatgranddaughter, Sydney Janelle Lorman. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Funeral services will be at the graveside in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg, Va. at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2005. The Rev. John Furman will officiate. Masonic Rites will be offered by Pleasants Masonic Lodge #63 AF&AM. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Oakey's North Chapel, 362-1237.
on August 18, 2005.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 65, District 114, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 88, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5

Family

Thelma Smith b. May 16, 1917, d. January 14, 2015
Marriage*Sidney Earl Epperly married Thelma Smith on March 5, 1938 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,7 
Child
  • Charlotte Epperly1,2,7

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sidney Earl Epperly obituary in the Aug 18, 2005 edition.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the George Wilson Epperly obituary in the Jul 15, 2005 edition.
  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. [S3624] Oakey's Funeral Service & Crematory, online http://www.oakeys.com/, From the Thelma S. Epperly obituary.

William Matthew "Willie" Trump1,2

M, b. September 24, 1905, d. December 11, 1994
FatherOwen Trump2 b. February 13, 1863, d. February, 1946
MotherBettie Lane2 b. February 28, 1870, d. June 16, 1934
     His Social Security Number was 719-07-7136.3 William Matthew "Willie" Trump was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,5 He was born on September 24, 1905 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,3,2 He married Edith Lorene Epperly, daughter of John P. Epperly and Grace Earnest "Gracie" Rogers, on July 19, 1933 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,5,2 William Matthew "Willie" Trump died on December 11, 1994 at Radford, Virginia, at age 89.4,5,3 He TRUMP, William M., 89, of Christiansburg, died Sunday, December 11, 1994, at Radford Community Hospital. He was a retired employee of the Norfolk & Western Railroad, with over forty-six years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Epperly Trump. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jack W. and Nancy Trump; one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Frank L. Sowers; one sister, Blanche Shortt; one grandson and his wife, Greg and Sharon Sowers; one granddaughter, Antionette Bishop one great-granddaughter, Ashley Sowers, all of Christiansburg. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Pete Flinchum and the Rev. Mike Reynolds, with burial in Sunset Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24073 . The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 Monday evening at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home. on December 12, 1994.5

Family

Edith Lorene Epperly b. July 22, 1904, d. October 10, 1991
Marriage*He married Edith Lorene Epperly, daughter of John P. Epperly and Grace Earnest "Gracie" Rogers, on July 19, 1933 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,5,2 
Children
  • Joyce Anne Trump6,5,1,7
  • Jack Willie Trump6,5,1

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. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William M. Trump obituary in the Dec 12, 1994 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edith Epperly Trump obituary in the Oct 11, 1991 edition.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Frank Lawrence Sowers1,2,3

M, b. December 16, 1934, d. July 8, 2000
     His Social Security Number was 225-44-2112.4 Frank Lawrence Sowers was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,5 He was born on December 16, 1934 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,3 He married Joyce Anne Trump, daughter of William Matthew "Willie" Trump and Edith Lorene Epperly, on July 2, 1955 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,5,7,2,3 Frank Lawrence Sowers died on July 8, 2000 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 65.4,1,5 He SOWERS, Frank Lawrence, 65, of Christiansburg, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 8, 2000 from a Roanoke hospital. Frank was a faithful and dedicated servant for the Lord for over 46 years at Oak Grove Church. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Trump Sowers; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory F. and Sharon Sowers, Riner; granddaughters, Ashley Nicole Sowers and Amber Elizabeth Sowers, Riner; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Weeta Sowers, Floyd; sisters and brothers-in-law and their families, Nikola and Joel Eller, Betty and Alvin McNeil, all of Pilot, Viola and Jimmy Tawney, Floyd, Deborah Farley, Blacksburg; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Nancy Trump; a niece and nephew, Annie and Terry StClair; special friends, Aaron and Ocie McNeil, all of Christiansburg. The family wishes to express special thanks to everyone for their acts of kindness shown to us during his time of illness. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at the Christiansburg Church of the Brethren, conducted by the Rev. Eugene Flinchum, the Rev. Dennis Hutchison and the Rev. Mike Reynolds, with burial to follow in Sunset Cemetery. The body will be placed in the Christiansburg Church of the Brethren Monday morning, where friends may call anytime after 12 noon. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in his memory to Christiansburg Rescue Squad, Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24068. Arrangements are being handled by Horne Funeral Service in Christiansburg. on July 10, 2000.5

Family

Joyce Anne Trump
Marriage*He married Joyce Anne Trump, daughter of William Matthew "Willie" Trump and Edith Lorene Epperly, on July 2, 1955 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,5,7,2,3 
Child
  • Gregory Frank "Greg" Sowers6,5,7,2

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  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. [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 Frank Lawrence Sowers obituary in the Jul 10, 2000 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edith Epperly Trump obituary in the Oct 11, 1991 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William M. Trump obituary in the Dec 12, 1994 edition.

Mary Evans Cox1,2

F, b. May 16, 1913, d. September 6, 1989
     Her Social Security Number was 227-07-6866.3 Mary Evans Cox was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,1 She was born on May 16, 1913 at Virginia.4,3 She married Herman Cecil Epperly, son of John P. Epperly and Grace Earnest "Gracie" Rogers, on September 3, 1932 at Radford, Virginia.4,1,2 As of September 3, 1932,her married name was Epperly.2 Mary Evans Cox died on September 6, 1989 at probably Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 76.3,1

Family

Herman Cecil Epperly b. November 15, 1908, d. September 29, 1977
Marriage*She married Herman Cecil Epperly, son of John P. Epperly and Grace Earnest "Gracie" Rogers, on September 3, 1932 at Radford, Virginia.4,1,2 
Children
  • Dennis Epperly1
  • Herman Michael Epperly1

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. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

Mary P. Martin1

F, b. March, 1823, d. March 3, 1917
FatherMitchel Martin2,1
     Mary P. Martin was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born in March, 1823 at Montgomery Co., Virginia; The 1900 Cansus has a birth date of Nov, 1826.3,1 She married Peter R. Conner, son of William R. "Billy Strong" Conner and Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Poff, on March 8, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 As of March 8, 1849,her married name was Conner. Mary P. Martin died on March 3, 1917 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Census Records

1850Dwelling 126, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1860Dwelling 458, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1870Dwelling 147, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1880Dwelling 470, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 28, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 113, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her son-in-law James Collins9

Family

Peter R. Conner b. October, 1827
Marriage*Mary P. Martin married Peter R. Conner, son of William R. "Billy Strong" Conner and Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Poff, on March 8, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the Mary P. Conner death certificate.
  2. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Nellie May Jobes1

F, b. August 6, 1915, d. January, 1989
     Nellie May Jobes was buried at Prairie View Cemetery, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co., Idaho.2 Her Social Security Number was 518-24-1665.3 Her married name was Vankirk.2 She married William Charles Vankirk Jr.2 Nellie May Jobes was born on August 6, 1915 at Idaho.4,3 She married Morris James Epperly, son of John P. Epperly and Grace Earnest "Gracie" Rogers, on March 17, 1933 at Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington.1 As of March 17, 1933,her married name was Epperly.1 Nellie May Jobes died in January, 1989 at age 73.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 200, District 28-49, Spirit Lake, Kootenai Co., Idaho4

Family 1

William Charles Vankirk Jr.
Marriage*Nellie May Jobes married William Charles Vankirk Jr.2 

Family 2

Morris James Epperly b. March 4, 1910, d. May 9, 1973
Marriage*Nellie May Jobes married Morris James Epperly, son of John P. Epperly and Grace Earnest "Gracie" Rogers, on March 17, 1933 at Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington.1 
Children
  • Edith Doryne Epperly5,4
  • Janice F. Epperly5,4

Citations

  1. [S3540] Washington State Archives, Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  2. [S5903] Prairie View Cemetery, Kootenai Co., ID, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  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.
  5. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.