Elvin Willard "Doc" Epperly1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. March 26, 1916, d. October 22, 2005
FatherWillard Linkous Epperly3,8,4,9,10 b. March 10, 1894, d. June 12, 1982
MotherAnnie Ruth Epperly3,8,4,9,10 b. December 28, 1893, d. December 8, 1955
     Elvin Willard "Doc" Epperly was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 His Social Security Number was 228-01-3581.11 He was born on March 26, 1916 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.12,3,4,11,5 He married Mary Magdalene McNeil, daughter of Thomas H. Benton McNeil and Ozella Florence "Ocellie" Aldridge, on July 17, 1936.1,12,3,4 Elvin Willard "Doc" Epperly married Frances Swift/McDaniel on January 2, 1999 at Pulaski Co., Virginia.4,7 Elvin Willard "Doc" Epperly died on October 22, 2005 at Radford, Virginia, at age 89.4,11,6 He Elvin Willard (Doc) Epperly, 89, of Radford died on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren bless his memory and are eternally grateful for the lessons of hard work and honesty he taught. He was born in Montgomery County on March 26, 1916, to Willard and Annie Ruth Epperly. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary McNeil Epperly, brother Walter Epperly, and sisters Agnes E. Snider and Ruth E. Brooks. He is survived by his wife, Frances McDaniel Epperly; eight children and spouses, Doris and Frank Linkous, Randall and Dreama Epperly, Anna and Roger Handy, Clara and Wendell Martin, Marie and Bill Eanes, Reba and Mike Weeks, Michael Epperly, Loretta and Rafael Bedia; two stepdaughters, Carolyn and Darrel Rogers and Janet and Bruce Blaylock; 21 grandchildren and spouses, Pete and Amy Linkous, Christi L. Phillips, Robert and Wendy Linkous, Keith and Licia Epperly, Jeff and Elise Epperly, Lori and Wes Rakes, Brian Handy, Victor and Cheryl Handy, Roy and Amie Handy, Mike and Anne Martin, Wendy Martin Watts, Adam and Patrina Martin, Angela Eanes, Danny and Laura Eanes, Jason and Erin Eanes, Alan Weeks, Bryce and Becca Epperly, Mandy Epperly, Mary and Jud Bushkar, Rosa and Brian Petrotta, and Rafael Bedia; three stepgrandchildren, Becky and Patrick McGlothlin, Matthew Alley, and Nick and Tiffany Rogers; 24 great-grandchildren. Survivors also include sister, Joyce and Karl Mowry; brothers-in-law, Johnny McNeil, James Swift, Ray Swift and Clay Swift; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Epperly, Ida McNeil, Delores McNeil, Kate Sweezy and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Horne Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at the Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg with Rev. Lester Kennedy officiating. In remembrance of "Doc", those that wish may make contributions to Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, 272 Waterworks Road, Radford, VA 24141 or Fairlawn Grace Brethren Church, 6893 Mills Avenue, Radford, VA 24141. The Epperly Family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, 382-2612. Online condolences may be sent by visiting hornefuneralservice.com.
on October 24, 2005.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 124, District 114, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 16, District 3, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 183, District 61-5, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia13

Occupation

1940Truck driver13

Family 1

Mary Magdalene McNeil b. July 7, 1915, d. April 25, 1996
Marriage*Elvin Willard "Doc" Epperly married Mary Magdalene McNeil, daughter of Thomas H. Benton McNeil and Ozella Florence "Ocellie" Aldridge, on July 17, 1936.1,12,3,4 
Children

Family 2

Frances Swift/McDaniel
Marriage*Elvin Willard "Doc" Epperly married Frances Swift/McDaniel on January 2, 1999 at Pulaski Co., Virginia.4,7 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary McNeil Epperly obituary in the Apr 27, 1996 edition.
  2. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  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 Elvin Willard Epperly obituary in the Oct 24, 2005 edition.
  5. [S1859] Eleanor Stuart Mcneil Mullins and Maynard McNeil, "Some Descendants of Jacob Ireson McNeil."
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Agnes Epperly Snider obituary in the Jan 27, 1999 edition.
  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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  12. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S8576] Epperly Cemetery #2, Montgomery Co., VA, online www.findagrave.com.

Mary Magdalene McNeil1,2

F, b. July 7, 1915, d. April 25, 1996
FatherThomas H. Benton McNeil3,4,5 b. May 29, 1873, d. March 30, 1959
MotherOzella Florence "Ocellie" Aldridge6,4,5 b. January 28, 1878, d. November 9, 1967
     Mary Magdalene McNeil was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,7 Her Social Security Number was 227-05-3802.8 She was born on July 7, 1915 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,4,7,5 She married Elvin Willard "Doc" Epperly, son of Willard Linkous Epperly and Annie Ruth Epperly, on July 17, 1936.4,7,2,9 As of July 17, 1936,her married name was Epperly. Mary Magdalene McNeil died on April 25, 1996 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 80.8,4,7 She EPPERLY, Mary McNeil, 80, died peacefully at her home near Christiansburg on Thursday evening, April 25, 1996. She left this life surrounded by her devoted family who had tended her during her brief illness. She was born in Locust Grove on July 7, 1915, to Thomas Benton and Florence Aldridge McNeil. Those who honor her gentle spirit will remember she was happiest when she was with her family, her quilts and her flowers. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Elvin (Doc) Willard Epperly; and eight children, Doris and Frank Linkous, Chester, Randall and Dreama Epperly, Christiansburg, Anna and Roger Handy, Radford, Clara and Wendell Martin, Woolwine, Marie and Bill Eanes, Radford, Reba and Mike Weeks, Troutville, Michael and Barbara Epperly, Willis, Loretta and Rafael Bedia, Roanoke; 21 grandchildren, Clifton (Pete) Linkous, Christi Linkous Phillips, Robert Linkous, Keith Epperly, Jeff Epperly, Lori Epperly Rakes, Brian Handy, Victor Handy, Roy Handy, Mike Martin, Wendy Martin Watts, Adam Martin, Angela Eanes, Danny Eanes, Jason Eanes, Alan Weeks, Bryce Epperly, Amanda Epperly, Mary Bedia, Rosa Bedia and Rafael Bedia; 18 great-grandchildren. Survivors also include three brothers, Minor McNeil, Salem, Theodore McNeil, Bedford, Johnnie McNeil, Check; six sisters-in-law, Ida McNeil, Hopewell, Maye McNeil, Terry's Fork, Delores McNeil, Check, Agnes and Tom Snider, Christiansburg, Dorothy Epperly, Fairlawn, Joyce and Karl Mowry, Daytona Beach, Fla; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Fairlawn Grace Brethren Church conducted by Rev. Raymond Kelley and Rev. Lester Kennedy, with burial in Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church or New River Valley Hospice. Friends may call any time after noon on Saturday at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. on April 27, 1996.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 183, District 61-5, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia10

Family

Elvin Willard "Doc" Epperly b. March 26, 1916, d. October 22, 2005
Marriage*Mary Magdalene McNeil married Elvin Willard "Doc" Epperly, son of Willard Linkous Epperly and Annie Ruth Epperly, on July 17, 1936.4,7,2,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Thomas Benton McNeil.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary McNeil Epperly obituary in the Apr 27, 1996 edition.
  5. [S1859] Eleanor Stuart Mcneil Mullins and Maynard McNeil, "Some Descendants of Jacob Ireson McNeil."
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Florence Aldridge McNeil.
  7. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elvin Willard Epperly obituary in the Oct 24, 2005 edition.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S8576] Epperly Cemetery #2, Montgomery Co., VA, online www.findagrave.com.

Agnes Eileen Epperly1,2,3,4

F, b. May 8, 1918, d. January 26, 1999
FatherWillard Linkous Epperly5,6,1,7,8,9,3,4 b. March 10, 1894, d. June 12, 1982
MotherAnnie Ruth Epperly5,6,1,7,8,9,3,4 b. December 28, 1893, d. December 8, 1955
     Agnes Eileen Epperly was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,6 Her Social Security Number was 227-10-2095.10 She was born on May 8, 1918 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.10,1,2 She married Thomas Lee Snider on October 23, 1937 at East Radford, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,6,1,11,4 As of October 23, 1937,her married name was Snider.4 Agnes Eileen Epperly died on January 26, 1999 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 80.10,5,6 She SNIDER, Agnes Epperly, 80, of Christiansburg departed this life from her home on Tuesday January 26, 1999, claiming God's promises, especially John 3:16. She was predeceased by her parents, Willard L. and Annie Ruth Epperly; a sister, Mrs. Merle (Ruth E.) Brooks and a brother, Walter T. Epperly. She was a faithful member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. She is survived by Thomas L. Snider, her husband of 61 years; her children and their spouses, Nancy and Jack Moore, Norma and Tom Ruble, Lee and Kim Snider, Nathan and Margaret Snider; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce (Karl) Mowry; a brother, Elvin (Frances) Epperly; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Epperly and her step-mother, Alice Epperly; many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 28, from the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Raymond Kelly. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg. Donations may be made to Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church or the Rescue Mission of Roanoke Valley, 402 4th Street, S.E., Roanoke, Va. 24013. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 Wednesday at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home. on January 27, 1999.6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 124, District 114, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 16, District 3, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia9

Family

Thomas Lee Snider b. March 5, 1913, d. March 16, 2003
Marriage*Agnes Eileen Epperly married Thomas Lee Snider on October 23, 1937 at East Radford, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,6,1,11,4 
Children
  • Nancy Ruth Snider6,11,1,4
  • Norma June Snider6,11,1,4
  • Lee Linkous Snider6,11,1,4
  • Nathan Thomas Snider6,12,1,4

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. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Agnes Epperly Snider obituary in the Jan 27, 1999 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elvin Willard Epperly obituary in the Oct 24, 2005 edition.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thomas Lee Snider obituary in the Mar 17, 2003 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thomas Lee Snider obituary in the Mar 17, 1993 edition.

Thomas Lee Snider1,2,3

M, b. March 5, 1913, d. March 16, 2003
     Thomas Lee Snider was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 227-10-1236.4 He was born on March 5, 1913 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,3 He married Agnes Eileen Epperly, daughter of Willard Linkous Epperly and Annie Ruth Epperly, on October 23, 1937 at East Radford, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,6,1,2,3 Thomas Lee Snider died on March 16, 2003 at Virginia at age 90.2,4 He SNIDER, THOMAS LEE, of Roanoke, formerly of Christiansburg, departed this life Sunday, March 16, 2003. His wife, Agnes Epperly Snider, predeceased him 1999. He was also predeceased by his parents, Lee and Nannie Brooks Snider; brothers, Paul, Billy, Gene and sisters, Mamie (Toots), and Evelyn (Sis). Survivors include children and their spouses, Nancy (Jack) Moore of Roanoke, Norma (Tom) Ruble of Vinton, Lee (Kim) Snider of Christiansburg, and Nathan (Margaret) Snider of Lexington, NC; nine grandchildren, Jenny Rogers, Jeff Moore, Jim Moore, Jodie Moore, Chad Ruble, Taryn Snider, Cody Snider, Sherri Snider, Matthew Snider, Tina McCallum, and Tammie Thomas. Also surviving are 15 great-grandchildren, and sisters-in-law, Joyce (Karl) Mowry, Dorothy Epperly, and brother-in-law, Elvin (Frances) Epperly; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at 11 a.m., by Rev. Mickey White, at the Horne Funeral Chapel, Christiansburg. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg. The family will receive friends Monday, March 17, from 2 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Horne Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church c / o Mrs. Marie Eanes, 272 Waterworks Rd., Radford, VA 24141. The Snider family is being served by Horne Funeral & Cremation Service, Christiansburg. (382-2612) on March 17, 2003.2

Family

Agnes Eileen Epperly b. May 8, 1918, d. January 26, 1999
Marriage*He married Agnes Eileen Epperly, daughter of Willard Linkous Epperly and Annie Ruth Epperly, on October 23, 1937 at East Radford, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,6,1,2,3 
Children
  • Nancy Ruth Snider6,2,1,3
  • Norma June Snider6,2,1,3
  • Lee Linkous Snider6,2,1,3
  • Nathan Thomas Snider6,7,1,3

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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thomas Lee Snider obituary in the Mar 17, 2003 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. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Agnes Epperly Snider obituary in the Jan 27, 1999 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thomas Lee Snider obituary in the Mar 17, 1993 edition.

Walter Thomas Epperly1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. May 31, 1924, d. August 18, 1990
FatherWillard Linkous Epperly7,3,8,9,6,10 b. March 10, 1894, d. June 12, 1982
MotherAnnie Ruth Epperly7,3,8,9,6,10 b. December 28, 1893, d. December 8, 1955
     His Social Security Number was 223-24-0030.11 Walter Thomas Epperly was buried at Highland Memory Gardens, Rt. 11 between Dublin and Radford, Pulaski Co., Virginia.2,3 He was born on May 31, 1924 at Radford, Virginia.11,3,5,6 He married Dorothy Childress on November 2, 1945 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,6 Walter Thomas Epperly died on August 18, 1990 at Radford, Virginia, at age 66.11,2,3 He RADFORD - Walter Thomas Epperly, age 66, died Saturday in a Radford hospital. He was a retired employee of Lynchburg Foundry Company and a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy C. Epperly, Radford; two daughters, Brenda E. Branscome, Christiansburg; Donna K. Epperly, Radford; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter Thomas, Jr. and Karen Epperly, Christiansburg; stepmother, Alice Epperly, Blacksburg; one brother, Elvin W. Epperly, Christiansburg; two sisters, Agnes Snider, Christiansburg; Joyce Mowry, Port Orange, Fla; three grandchildren, Greg Branscome, Kelly Epperly, and Patrick Epperly. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Highland Memory Gardens with the Rev. Daryl Joyce officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fairlawn Baptist Church or the Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at the DeVilbiss Funeral Home. on August 19, 1990.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 16, District 3, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 182, District 61-5, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia10

Family

Dorothy Childress b. May 1, 1924, d. January 11, 2006
Marriage*Walter Thomas Epperly married Dorothy Childress on November 2, 1945 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,6 
Children
  • Brenda Patricia Epperly2,3,4
  • Infant Epperly12 b. July 23, 1951, d. July 23, 1951
  • Donna K. Epperly2,3,4
  • Walter Thomas "Tommy" Epperly Jr.1,2,3,4,13

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Walter Thomas Epperly obituary in the Aug 19, 1990 edition.
  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 Dorothy Childress Epperly obituary in the Jan 13, 2006 edition.
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Agnes Epperly Snider obituary in the Jan 27, 1999 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elvin Willard Epperly obituary in the Oct 24, 2005 edition.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  12. [S8576] Epperly Cemetery #2, Montgomery Co., VA, online www.findagrave.com.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Epperly-Painter wedding announcement in the May 28, 2006 edition.

Annie Ruth Epperly1,2,3,4

F, b. January 8, 1921, d. January 8, 1983
FatherWillard Linkous Epperly5,1,6,7,3,4 b. March 10, 1894, d. June 12, 1982
MotherAnnie Ruth Epperly5,1,6,7,3,4 b. December 28, 1893, d. December 8, 1955
     Annie Ruth Epperly was buried at Highland Memory Gardens, Rt. 11 between Dublin and Radford, Pulaski Co., Virginia.8,4 She was born on January 8, 1921 at Radford, Virginia.1,2,3,8 She married Merle Crockett Brooks on December 23, 1939 at Radford, Virginia.5,3,4 As of December 23, 1939,her married name was Brooks.3 Annie Ruth Epperly died on January 8, 1983 at Radford, Virginia, at age 62.1,8,4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 16, District 3, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 329, District 117-2, Radford, Virginia9

Family

Merle Crockett Brooks b. May 28, 1914, d. May 15, 1982
Marriage*Annie Ruth Epperly married Merle Crockett Brooks on December 23, 1939 at Radford, Virginia.5,3,4 
Children
  • Wanda Sue Brooks1
  • Helen Merlene Brooks1,3
  • Jerry Rogers Brooks1

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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Agnes Epperly Snider obituary in the Jan 27, 1999 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elvin Willard Epperly obituary in the Oct 24, 2005 edition.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S266] Bobby (e-mail address), Highland Memory Gardens, Pulaski Co., VA.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Dorothy Childress1,2,3,4

F, b. May 1, 1924, d. January 11, 2006
     Her Social Security Number was 224-24-4783.5 Dorothy Childress was buried at Highland Memory Gardens, Rt. 11 between Dublin and Radford, Pulaski Co., Virginia.3 She was born on May 1, 1924 at Marion, Smyth Co., Virginia.3,5,4 She married Walter Thomas Epperly, son of Willard Linkous Epperly and Annie Ruth Epperly, on November 2, 1945 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,4 As of November 2, 1945,her married name was Epperly.4 Dorothy Childress died on January 11, 2006 at Fairlawn, Pulaski Co., Virginia, at age 81.3,5 She Dorothy Childress Epperly, a long time resident of Fairlawn, Va., peacefully departed this life from the comfort of her home on the morning of January 11, 2006 into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, surrounded by her loving family including Gentle Canine companion of her home, "Toby". For many years she battled daily, numerous life threatening illnesses with great grace and dignity. Dorothy was born in Smyth County, Va. on May 1, 1924 and she was predeceased by her husband, Walter Thomas Epperly, Sr. and her parents James and Belva Childress; a brother, Joe T. Childress and one sister Betty J. Childress. Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Brenda E. Branscom, Christiansburg, Donna K. Epperly, Fairlawn; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter T. (Tommy) and Karen Epperly of Christiansburg; a granddaughter and husband Kelly E. and Mike Barbour, Shawsville; two grandsons, Greg Branscome, Christiansburg, Patrick Epperly and Fiancee Cara Pasnter, Chrsitainsburg; a brother, Jones B. Childress, Christiansburg; and two sisters Sue E. Childress, Radford and Gaynell Coffery, Lakewood, Ohio; a sister-in-law and husband Joyce and Carl Mowry. Many nieces and nephews also survive. The family wishes to extend sincere gratitude to her ever faithful and compassionate caregivers, Carl Roberts, Dublin, and Karen Alderman of Pilot. In addition, a special thanks to the Physicians and staff of Dr. Allen Tauro, Dr. Vzair Wyne, Dr. Bheirvi Trevedi and Dr. Williams Baker. Also to the staff of Carilion Hospice services with special recognition to Brenda Morris, RN. Throughout her illness she and her family were blessed with spiritual support and guidance from Pastor Danny Collins and Pat Collins at Fairlawn Baptist Church. Family will forever hold dear her example of strength and courage in the face of adversity. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2006 at Highland Memory Gardens with Pastor Danny Collins officiating. The funeral procession will leave DeVilbiss Funeral Home at 10: 40 a.m. to go to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, 272 Waterworks Road, Radford, Va. 24141 or to the Fairlawn Baptist Church 6758 Oxford Avenue Radford, Va. 24141. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2006 at the DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford.
on January 13, 2006.3

Family

Walter Thomas Epperly b. May 31, 1924, d. August 18, 1990
Marriage*She married Walter Thomas Epperly, son of Willard Linkous Epperly and Annie Ruth Epperly, on November 2, 1945 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,4 
Children
  • Brenda Patricia Epperly6,2,3
  • Infant Epperly7 b. July 23, 1951, d. July 23, 1951
  • Donna K. Epperly6,2,3
  • Walter Thomas "Tommy" Epperly Jr.1,6,2,3,8

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dorothy Childress Epperly obituary in the Jan 13, 2006 edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Walter Thomas Epperly obituary in the Aug 19, 1990 edition.
  7. [S8576] Epperly Cemetery #2, Montgomery Co., VA, online www.findagrave.com.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Epperly-Painter wedding announcement in the May 28, 2006 edition.

Mable Clower Sarver1

F, b. May 11, 1903, d. January 28, 2000
FatherPearl Wilson Sarver1
MotherClara B. Lucas1
     Her Social Security Number was 231-42-4258.2 Mable Clower Sarver was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 She married Elmer Huffman.3 Her married name was Huffman. Mable Clower Sarver was born on May 11, 1903 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,1 She married Thomas Faye/Fay "Tom" Epperly, son of Charles E. Epperly and Harriet E. "Hattie" Payne, on June 20, 1927 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,3,1,5 As of June 20, 1927,her married name was Epperly. Mable Clower Sarver died on January 28, 2000 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 96.2,3 She HUFFMAN, Mabel Sarver, 96, of Blacksburg, died Friday, January 28, 2000, at Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was the widow of Thomas F. Epperly, who died at 1953, and Elmer Huffman, who died in 1994. She is survived by a daughter, Betty E. Carpenito of Martinsville; two grandsons and wives, Thomas A., and Pat L. Carpenito; five great-grandchildren; a stepson, Donald W. Huffman and wife, Roanoke; two stepgranddaughters; five stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Huffman taught in the Montgomery County Public Schools for a number of years and afterward operated a private Kindergarten in Christiansburg. She had directed the Children's Choir at St. Paul United Methodist Church and was active in Methodist churches in Christiansburg, Lexington, Roanoke, and Martinsville. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Doug Kanney with burial in Sunset Cemetery. Friends may call after 12 Noon Sunday, at the Horne Funeral Home and the family will receive friends there Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be no evening visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 220 W. Main St., Christiansburg, Va. 24073. Arrangements are being handled by Horne's in Christiansburg. on January 30, 2000.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 75, District 10, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 2, District 61-16, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Family 1

Elmer Huffman d. 1994
Marriage*Mable Clower Sarver married Elmer Huffman.3 

Family 2

Thomas Faye/Fay "Tom" Epperly b. October 5, 1895, d. November 10, 1953
Marriage*Mable Clower Sarver married Thomas Faye/Fay "Tom" Epperly, son of Charles E. Epperly and Harriet E. "Hattie" Payne, on June 20, 1927 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,3,1,5 
Child

Citations

  1. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mabel Sarver Huffman obituary in the Jan 30, 2000 edition.
  4. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Betty Epperly Carpenito obituary in the Feb 13, 2000 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Elmer Huffman1

M, d. 1994
     Elmer Huffman married Mable Clower Sarver, daughter of Pearl Wilson Sarver and Clara B. Lucas.1 Elmer Huffman died in 1994.1

Family

Mable Clower Sarver b. May 11, 1903, d. January 28, 2000
Marriage*He married Mable Clower Sarver, daughter of Pearl Wilson Sarver and Clara B. Lucas.1 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mabel Sarver Huffman obituary in the Jan 30, 2000 edition.

Betty Jane Epperly1,2

F, b. March 27, 1928, d. February 11, 2000
FatherThomas Faye/Fay "Tom" Epperly1,3,4,5,2,6 b. October 5, 1895, d. November 10, 1953
MotherMable Clower Sarver1,3,4,5,2,6 b. May 11, 1903, d. January 28, 2000
     Betty Jane Epperly was buried at Roselawn Burial Park, 103 Clearview Drive, Martinsville, Virginia.4 Her Social Security Number was 229-24-0556.7 She was born on March 27, 1928 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,4 She married Anthony P. Carpenito on March 23, 1949 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,4,2,8 As of March 23, 1949,her married name was Carpenito.2 Betty Jane Epperly died on February 11, 2000 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 71.7,4 She CARPENITO, Betty Epperly, 71, of Martinsville, passed away Friday, February 11, 2000 in the Montgomery Regional Hospital, Blacksburg. She was born in Christiansburg, March 27, 1928, to the late Thomas F. Epperly and the late Mable Sarver Epperly Huffman. She was a retired substitute teacher for Martinsville City Schools and a member of First United Methodist Church, Martinsville. As a longtime resident of Martinsville, Mrs. Carpenito was one of the first women to become a Trustee at the church. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony P. Carpenito. Surviving are sons, Thomas A. Carpenito of Kennett Square, Pa., Pat L. Carpenito of Littleton Colo; and five grandchildren. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, February 14, 2000, at the First United Methodist Church, Martinsville, with Rev. E. T. Herndon officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville. Visitation Sunday, February 13, 2000, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Norris Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Martinsville, 146 E. Main St., Martinsville, Va. 24112. Norris Funeral Services, Inc., in charge of arrangements. on February 13, 2000.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 75, District 10, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 2, District 61-16, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6

Family

Anthony P. Carpenito b. June 6, 1924, d. March 12, 1986
Marriage*Betty Jane Epperly married Anthony P. Carpenito on March 23, 1949 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,4,2,8 
Children
  • Thomas Anthony Carpenito3,4
  • Pat Luis Carpenito3,4

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 Mabel Sarver Huffman obituary in the Jan 30, 2000 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Betty Epperly Carpenito obituary in the Feb 13, 2000 edition.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Anthony P. Carpenito1,2,3,4,5

M, b. June 6, 1924, d. March 12, 1986
     Anthony P. Carpenito was buried at Roselawn Burial Park, 103 Clearview Drive, Martinsville, Virginia.3,5 His Social Security Number was 225-22-6630.6 He was born on June 6, 1924 at Portsmouth, Virginia.6,3,4,5 He married Betty Jane Epperly, daughter of Thomas Faye/Fay "Tom" Epperly and Mable Clower Sarver, on March 23, 1949 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,4,5 Anthony P. Carpenito died on March 12, 1986 at Martinsville, Virginia, at age 61.3,5

Family

Betty Jane Epperly b. March 27, 1928, d. February 11, 2000
Marriage*He married Betty Jane Epperly, daughter of Thomas Faye/Fay "Tom" Epperly and Mable Clower Sarver, on March 23, 1949 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,4,5 
Children
  • Thomas Anthony Carpenito2
  • Pat Luis Carpenito2

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 Betty Epperly Carpenito obituary in the Feb 13, 2000 edition.
  3. [S3752] Roselawn Burial Park , Martinsville, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  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.

Tyley Jay Hawley1

M, b. May 29, 1984, d. October 3, 2003
FatherDavid Jay Hawley2,1
MotherKaren Holyfield2,1
     Tyley Jay Hawley was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, 1300 Mountain View Road, Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 He was born on May 29, 1984.1 He died on October 3, 2003 at Virginia at age 19.2 He HAWLEY, Tyler Jay, 19, of Vinton, went on to be with the Lord Friday, October 3, 2003. Tyler truly enjoyed spending time and teaching "Little-Man" (his younger brother Austin), how to fish, ice skate and play hockey. Tyler is survived by his Mamma, Karen Holyfield and brother, Austin Morton; his loving "Pops" and "Nanny", Jack and Linda Holyfield; and great-grandparents, Katherine Holyfield and Mary Paige; his beloved uncles, Kevin Holyfield and his wife Melissa and cousin Shaun, and Keith Holyfield and his wife Tamara and cousin Emily-Shay; his father, David Hawley and his family; his grandmother, Carol Balderston and grandfather, Rich Hawley; and his dog, Ajax. Funeral services will be conducted from the Parkway House of Prayer, 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2003 with the Rev. Jeff Keaton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. View Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Parkway House of Prayer and will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 982-2221. on October 6, 2003.2

Citations

  1. [S713] Teresa Davis, "Conner-Link Information," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 1922.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Tyler J. Hawley obitutary in the Oct 6, 2003 edition.

James Edward Allen1

M, b. October 18, 1916, d. November 20, 1981
     His Social Security Number was 224-36-6279.2 James Edward Allen was buried at Roy L. Sigmon Cemetery, 0.5 miles to Rt 748, 0.2 miles to intersection of Rt. 748 & Rt. 752, Franklin Co., Virginia.3 He was born on October 18, 1916.2 He married Vera Esther Sigmon on November 7, 1944.1 James Edward Allen died on November 20, 1981 at age 65.1

Family

Vera Esther Sigmon b. August 5, 1923, d. February 28, 1997
Marriage*He married Vera Esther Sigmon on November 7, 1944.1 
Child
  • Jimmy Roger Allen1

Citations

  1. [S713] Teresa Davis, "Conner-Link Information," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 1922.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.