Hugh Frederick Vest1,2,3

M, b. September 30, 1917, d. March 30, 2007
FatherJohn Henry Vest4,1,2,3,5 b. October 5, 1868, d. June 1, 1961
MotherAgranda Palentine "Pallie" Tice1,2,3,5 b. May 6, 1880, d. February 18, 1979
     His Social Security Number was 231-18-4802.6 Hugh Frederick Vest was buried at Samuel L. Vest Cemetery, Vest Tannery Road, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,7 He was born on September 30, 1917 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3,6 He married Dorothy Elizabeth West, daughter of Wilton Winfield West and Fannie Elizabeth Hall, on May 3, 1937 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,8 Hugh Frederick Vest died on March 30, 2007 at Virginia at age 89.3,6 He Hugh Frederick Vest, of Check, passed from this world peacefully on March 30, 2007 at the age of 89. He was born September 30, 1917 in Floyd County, Virginia, to John Henry and Agranda Palentine "Pallie" (Tice) Vest. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, Edgar, Letcher, Wade, Lewis and Ralph Vest; his sisters, Flossie Wright, Essie Sisson, and Susie Sweeney; his daughter, Margie L. Cahill; and his beloved wife of 69 years, Dorothy. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Roger E. and Sharon Vest; one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy L. and J.C. Wimmer; Jr; grandchildren, Jonathan Vest and wife, Pamela, Amy Vest, Eric Vest and wife, Margie, Jessica Vest Lewis and husband, Michael, Travis Wimmer, and Jennifer Wimmer; three great-grandchildren, Tristan, Paxton, and Jackson Vest; a brother, Horace D. Vest; three sisters, Audrey Lee, Allene Sweeney, and Allie Vest; three sisters-in-law, Irene Vest, Marie West, and Mae Dobbins and husband, Carl. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dan Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Samuel L. Vest Family Cemetery, Check. Friends may call on Monday after 5 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be until 8 p.m. Flowers are welcomed, however, those who prefer may make gifts to the Hugh and Dorothy Vest Scholarship Fund at the Bank of Floyd. Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. on April 1, 2007.3

Family

Dorothy Elizabeth West b. October 19, 1914, d. October 23, 2006
Marriage*He married Dorothy Elizabeth West, daughter of Wilton Winfield West and Fannie Elizabeth Hall, on May 3, 1937 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hugh Frederick Vest obituary in the Apr 1, 2007 edition.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the John Henry Vest obituary in the Jun 8, 1961 edition.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Pallie Tice Vest obituary in the Feb 22, 1979 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S2859] Samuel L. Vest Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GScid=2217445&GRid=60242894&CRid=2217445&
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dorothy Elizabeth West Vest obituary in the Oct 24, 2006 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lewis-Vest wedding announcement in the Apr 24, 2005 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vest-Pagans wedding announcement in the Aug 11, 1996 edition.
  11. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Dorothy Elizabeth West1

F, b. October 19, 1914, d. October 23, 2006
FatherWilton Winfield West2,3,4,1 b. March 23, 1893, d. September 2, 1976
MotherFannie Elizabeth Hall2,3,4,1 b. February 15, 1882, d. October 24, 1974
     Her Social Security Number was 231-42-0080.5 Dorothy Elizabeth West was buried at Samuel L. Vest Cemetery, Vest Tannery Road, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 She was born on October 19, 1914 at Carroll Co., Virginia.2,4,1,5 She married Hugh Frederick Vest, son of John Henry Vest and Agranda Palentine "Pallie" Tice, on May 3, 1937 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,4,1 As of May 3, 1937,her married name was Vest. Dorothy Elizabeth West died on October 23, 2006 at Virginia at age 92.1,5 She Dorothy Elizabeth West Vest, of Check, passed from this world peacefully on Monday, October 23, 2006 at the age of 92. She was born October 19, 1914 in Carroll County, Virginia, to Wilton Winfield West and Fannie Hall West. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her twin brother, Donald West, her older brother, Ralph West, and her daughter, Margie L. Cahill. Dorothy retired from the Floyd County School system after 31 years of service. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Hugh F. Vest; son and daughter-in-law, Roger E. and Sharon Vest; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy L. and J.C. Wimmer, Jr; grandchildren, Jonathan Vest and wife Pamela, Amy Vest, Eric Vest and wife Margie, Jessica Vest Lewis and husband Michael, Travis Wimmer, Jennifer Wimmer; three great-grandchildren, Tristan, Paxton and Jackson Vest; sister and brother-in-law, Mae and Carl Dobbins; sisters-in-law, Marie Underwood West, Irene Vest, Allene Sweeney, Audrey Lee, Allie Vest; brother-in-law, Horace Vest. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at Gardner Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Samuel L. Vest Family Cemetery, Check. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 p.m. Flowers are welcomed, however those who prefer may make gifts to the Hugh and Dorothy Vest Scholarship Fund at the Bank of Floyd. Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. on October 24, 2006.1

Family

Hugh Frederick Vest b. September 30, 1917, d. March 30, 2007
Marriage*She married Hugh Frederick Vest, son of John Henry Vest and Agranda Palentine "Pallie" Tice, on May 3, 1937 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,4,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dorothy Elizabeth West Vest obituary in the Oct 24, 2006 edition.
  2. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Fannie Hall West obituary in an undated edition.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S2859] Samuel L. Vest Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GScid=2217445&GRid=60242894&CRid=2217445&
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lewis-Vest wedding announcement in the Apr 24, 2005 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hugh Frederick Vest obituary in the Apr 1, 2007 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vest-Pagans wedding announcement in the Aug 11, 1996 edition.
  10. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Wilton Winfield West1,2

M, b. March 23, 1893, d. September 2, 1976
FatherJacob Robert West3 b. July 2, 1856, d. November 19, 1939
MotherRhoda Rosann Radford3 b. October 4, 1856, d. July 26, 1949
     Wilton Winfield West was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He was born on March 23, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 He married Fannie Elizabeth Hall on April 12, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,5 Wilton Winfield West died on September 2, 1976 at age 83.4

Family

Fannie Elizabeth Hall b. February 15, 1882, d. October 24, 1974
Marriage*He married Fannie Elizabeth Hall on April 12, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,5 
Child

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dorothy Elizabeth West Vest obituary in the Oct 24, 2006 edition.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Fannie Hall West obituary in an undated edition.
  6. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  7. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Fannie Elizabeth Hall1

F, b. February 15, 1882, d. October 24, 1974
     Fannie Elizabeth Hall was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 She FLOYD - Mrs. Fannie Hall West, age 92, died in a Salem hospital Thursday, October 24, 1974. She was the wife of Wingfield W. West, Floyd; also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy, Vest, Check; Mrs. Mae Dobbins, Floyd; two sons, Ralph H. West, Floyd; Donald F. West, Salem; two sisters, Mrs. Onie Miller, Bluewell, West Va; Mrs. Emma Blackwell, Floyd; one brother, Sam J. Hall, Floyd; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral was Saturday, October 26, 1974, at 2:00 p.m. at New Haven Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Falls officiating. Interment in Jacksonville Cemetery.3 She was born on February 15, 1882 at Virginia.2 She married Wilton Winfield West, son of Jacob Robert West and Rhoda Rosann Radford, on April 12, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 As of April 12, 1911,her married name was West. Fannie Elizabeth Hall died on October 24, 1974 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 92.3

Family

Wilton Winfield West b. March 23, 1893, d. September 2, 1976
Marriage*She married Wilton Winfield West, son of Jacob Robert West and Rhoda Rosann Radford, on April 12, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Fannie Hall West obituary in an undated edition.
  4. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dorothy Elizabeth West Vest obituary in the Oct 24, 2006 edition.

William Peter"Will" McNiel1,2,3

M, b. June 21, 1890, d. January, 1981
FatherMartin Luther McNeil3 b. April 17, 1858, d. January 8, 1917
MotherNancy Ellen Vest3 b. January 15, 1862, d. September 27, 1948
     His Social Security Number was 229-36-8514.4 William Peter"Will" McNiel was born on June 21, 1890 at Simpsons, Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Jun 21, 1891.4,2 He married Violet Ruth Willard circa 1929.1,3,5 William Peter"Will" McNiel died in January, 1981 at age 90.4

Family

Violet Ruth Willard b. March 7, 1903, d. July 28, 1995
Marriage*He married Violet Ruth Willard circa 1929.1,3,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruth Willard McNiel obitutary in the Jul 30, 1995 edition.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S1859] Eleanor Stuart Mcneil Mullins and Maynard McNeil, "Some Descendants of Jacob Ireson McNeil."
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Aberdeen McNiel Vest obituary in the Jun 12, 2002 edition.
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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.

Violet Ruth Willard1

F, b. March 7, 1903, d. July 28, 1995
     Her Social Security Number was 224-64-9003.2 Violet Ruth Willard was born on March 7, 1903 at Virginia.2 She married William Peter"Will" McNiel, son of Martin Luther McNeil and Nancy Ellen Vest, circa 1929.3,4,5 As of circa 1929,her married name was McNiel.5 Violet Ruth Willard died on July 28, 1995 at Virginia at age 92.2 She MCNIEL, Ruth Willard, of Christiansburg, passed away Friday, July 28, 1995. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Peter McNiel and a son, Roncie McNiel. She is survived by two daughters, Vivian McNiel, Christiansburg, Aberdeen Vest, Check; two sons, Alfred McNiel, Christiansburg, Marshall "Beeb" McNeil, Pilot; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 31, at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Kimball Jones and the Rev. Leon Alley, with burial in Sunset Cemetery. Mrs. McNiel was very fond of flowers and in her honor, floral remembrances will be appreciated. Friends may call anytime Sunday at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday evening. on July 30, 1995.3

Family

William Peter"Will" McNiel b. June 21, 1890, d. January, 1981
Marriage*She married William Peter"Will" McNiel, son of Martin Luther McNeil and Nancy Ellen Vest, circa 1929.3,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd 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 Ruth Willard McNiel obitutary in the Jul 30, 1995 edition.
  4. [S1859] Eleanor Stuart Mcneil Mullins and Maynard McNeil, "Some Descendants of Jacob Ireson McNeil."
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Aberdeen McNiel Vest obituary in the Jun 12, 2002 edition.
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  9. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.

Thomas Albert "Tom" Williams1,2,3

M, b. February 4, 1867, d. March 25, 1929
FatherRichard Williams4,5,6 b. circa 1829
MotherAlicia Catherine "Melissa" Drummond4,6 b. circa 1838, d. before June 18, 1880
     Thomas Albert "Tom" Williams was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia. He was born on February 4, 1867 at Nelson Co., Virginia.7,6 He married Martha Ellen "Mattie" "Mama Williams" Goings, daughter of James W. Going and Gabriella B. Sarah Skinner, on November 26, 1890 at Danielstown, Cambell Co., Virginia.7,1,6 Thomas Albert "Tom" Williams died on March 25, 1929 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia, at age 62.7,6 He Death Ends the Career of Thomas A. Williams. The friends of Thomas A. Williams, the veteran baggage master, were shocked to hear that he had died a few minutes after 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The deceased had been in ill health for several months. At the first of the year he had had a heart attack that came near proving fatal, but he rallied at returned to his home. Four weeks later he returned to the hospital, suffering not only with his heart, but with mastoid trouble. Everything that medical skill could do was done for his relief, including an operation for mastoiditis, but his end came peacefully with his wife and only son watching by his bedside. He was conscious to the end and showed that he recognized his loved ones. Mr. Williams was a native of Nelson County, but came to Clifton Forge nearly forty years ago in the employ of C. & O. Railway and had resided here since. He was born on February 4, 1867. In 1890 he married Miss Mattie Goings, of Lynchburg, who survives him, together with three daughters, one son and six grandchildren. The daughters are Mrs. H. C. Deisher, Mrs. Albert Caproni and Mrs. Philip F. Schaffer, all of Charleston. The son is Lawrence H. Williams, of Clifton Forge. He was preceded to the grave by two sons, Roland and Rayburn, who died in France in the service of their country. He is also survived by three brothers, Captain R. N. Williams, Morgan and David Williams, and one sister, Mrs. Thomas Bryant, all of Lynchburg. The deceased had been a consistent member of the Methodist Church for many years and his funeral will take place from that church tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, of which he had been a member almost since its organization, will attend in a body. On all sides are heard expressions of sympathy for his relatives and especially for his grief stricken widow, who has had more than her share of sorrows of life. on March 26, 1929.7

Census Records

1870Dwelling 544, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia4
1900Dwelling 286, District 3, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia8
1910Dwelling 328, District 72, Ward 2, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 231, District 76, Ward 2, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1880Dwelling 367, District 111, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia5
1900Railroad brakeman8
1910Steam railroad baggage master9
1920Railroad brakeman10

Family

Martha Ellen "Mattie" "Mama Williams" Goings b. August 2, 1867, d. March 4, 1962
Marriage*Thomas Albert "Tom" Williams married Martha Ellen "Mattie" "Mama Williams" Goings, daughter of James W. Going and Gabriella B. Sarah Skinner, on November 26, 1890 at Danielstown, Cambell Co., Virginia.7,1,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1067] Daily Review, From the Marth Ellen Going Williams obituary in the Mar 5, 1962 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rayburn Albert Williams obituary in the Jun 3, 1999 edition.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S1067] Daily Review, From the Thomas A. Williams obituary in the Mar 26, 1929 edition.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  12. [S1068] Beth Fridley, Alleghany Co., Virginia Birth Records, 1853-1896.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Reva Caproni death certificate.
  14. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Mrs. Albert Caproni obitutary in the Dec 18, 1931 edition.
  15. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Mrs. Albert Caproni obitutary in the Dec 17, 1931 edition.

Elizabeth R. "Lizzie" Conner1,2,3,4

F, b. circa 1843, d. May 22, 1895
FatherCornelius Conner1,2,3,5,4 b. circa 1808, d. June 4, 1893
MotherAnna Poff1,2,3,5,4 b. circa 1809
     Elizabeth R. "Lizzie" Conner was born circa 1843 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 She married William Henry King, son of Jacob O. King and Mary "Polly" Mills, on August 23, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia; William was a widower when he married Elizabeth.1 As of August 23, 1866,her married name was King. Elizabeth R. "Lizzie" Conner died on May 22, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Died of consumption. The Virginia Library Death Records Index has a death date of May 22, 1894.6,4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 98, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1860Dwelling 398, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1870Dwelling 204, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1880Dwelling 192, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

William Henry King b. June, 1839, d. January 20, 1921
Marriage*Elizabeth R. "Lizzie" Conner married William Henry King, son of Jacob O. King and Mary "Polly" Mills, on August 23, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia; William was a widower when he married Elizabeth.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  3. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.
  5. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  11. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  13. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Mary Elizabeth Martin obituary in the Apr 2, 1953 edition.
  14. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Bostic-King marriage record.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Della Ellen Bostic death certificate.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Arabelle Shockey death certificate.
  18. [S999] Unknown compiler, North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004.
  19. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  20. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.

Elizabeth Jane "Janie" Connor1,2,3,4

F, b. December 14, 1956, d. May 24, 2006
FatherWilliam Bruffie "Billy" Connor II1,2,4 b. July 11, 1917, d. September 28, 1999
MotherAnnette Marie Butler1,2,4 b. April 20, 1925, d. March 12, 2017
     Elizabeth Jane "Janie" Connor was buried at Brown Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, 78 Brown Springs Lane, Mosheim, Greene Co., Tennessee.3 She was born on December 14, 1956 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.5,3 She died on May 24, 2006 at Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, at age 49.5,2,3 She CONNOR, ELIZABETH JANE "JANIE" "JC" - age 49 of Knoxville, crossed the Rainbow Bridge at home Wednesday evening, May 24, 2006 ending a courageous 5 year battle with ovarian cancer. She was an icon at Stefano's on Cumberland, serving as general manager for 20 years. Janie was a die hard animal lover and bug rescuer. She was preceded in death by her beloved father, William Bruffie Connor "Ole Bill" and many adored four legged children. She is survived by her mother, "Mother Mere" Marie Connor Ramsey and Marie's husband Doak Ramsey. Also by Kelli Covington, Whittany and Renee, "Best", Broogs, Ella and Don. Many thanks to Conchita, Consuela, Cindy, Buggie and River for their constant presence with Janie until the end. And to all other special friends who cared for and loved Janie past and present. Janie requested that donations be made to: the People Promoting Animal Welfare (PPAW) Clinic at PO Box 68, Greenback, TN, 37742. on May 28, 2006.2

Citations

  1. [S1586] Greeneville Sun, The, From the Bruffie Connor obituary in the Sep 28, 1999 edition.
  2. [S2193] Knoxville News-Sentinel, The, From the Elizabeth Jane Connor obituary in the May 28, 2006 edition.
  3. [S5412] Brown Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Greene Co., TN, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  4. [S1586] Greeneville Sun, The, From the Marie B. Connor Ramsey obituary in the Mar 14, 2017 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Jerry William Minnix1,2,3,4

M, b. November 22, 1940, d. January 31, 2017
FatherElmer Dean Minnix1,2,4
MotherMargaret Virginia Hancock1,2,4
     Jerry William Minnix was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, 1300 Mountain View Road, Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 He was born on November 22, 1940 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,3 He married Trena Ilene Yates, daughter of William Edward "Edd" Yates and Edith Loraine Conner, on May 29, 2000 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 Jerry William Minnix died on January 31, 2017 at Virginia at age 76.2 He Jerry William Minnix, 76, of Check, Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Margaret Minnix; and brothers, Jessie Dean, Danny and David Minnix. Jerry was a meat cutter for 46 years at Mic-or-Mack, Harris Teeter and Super Save. He was a member of the United Methodist Churches for 17 years. Surviving is his wife of 17 years, Trena Minnix; son, Jeff and wife, Cathy Minnix; stepdaughter, Alison and husband, Sean Hatter; grandchildren, Andrew and Olivia Minnix; stepgrandsons, Ezra, Elais and Levi; great-granddaughter, Noella Reynolds; three nephews; and two nieces. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel with Pastor Darren Landon officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton. The family will receive friends from noon until the 2 p.m. service time on Friday at Oakey's Vinton Chapel. on February 2, 2017.2

Family

Trena Ilene Yates
Marriage*He married Trena Ilene Yates, daughter of William Edward "Edd" Yates and Edith Loraine Conner, on May 29, 2000 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 

Citations

  1. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Ref # 00-32.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jerry William Minnix obituary in the Feb 2, 2017 edition.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edith Conner Yates obituary in the Jul 18, 2000 edition.

William Berle "Burl" Oakes1

M, b. October 15, 1816, d. August 21, 1887
FatherWilliam "Old Bill" Oakes1 b. January 7, 1780, d. March 24, 1844
MotherRuth Smith1 b. March 5, 1779, d. March 2, 1822
     William Berle "Burl" Oakes was buried at Hatcher Cemetery, Dunns, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1 He Served as a private in Company H, 4th Virginia Reserves, Confederate States Army.1 He was born on October 15, 1816 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1 He married Abigail Oakes, daughter of Anthony Oakes and Polly "Mary" Elliott, on January 3, 1843 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1 William Berle "Burl" Oakes died on August 21, 1887 at Dunns, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 70.1

Family

Abigail Oakes b. October 7, 1822, d. March 12, 1913
Marriage*He married Abigail Oakes, daughter of Anthony Oakes and Polly "Mary" Elliott, on January 3, 1843 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S842] Brian T. Seberle, "William B. Oakes," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 28, 2001.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Abigail Oakes1

F, b. October 7, 1822, d. March 12, 1913
FatherAnthony Oakes1 b. 1782, d. 1832
MotherPolly "Mary" Elliott1 b. 1788, d. 1846
     Abigail Oakes was born on October 7, 1822 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1 She married William Berle "Burl" Oakes, son of William "Old Bill" Oakes and Ruth Smith, on January 3, 1843 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1 Abigail Oakes died on March 12, 1913 at Dunns, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 90.1

Family

William Berle "Burl" Oakes b. October 15, 1816, d. August 21, 1887
Marriage*She married William Berle "Burl" Oakes, son of William "Old Bill" Oakes and Ruth Smith, on January 3, 1843 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S842] Brian T. Seberle, "William B. Oakes," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 28, 2001.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Avon Mancil Conner1,2,3

M, b. June 4, 1922, d. September 16, 1985
FatherMoses Allen "Moze" Conner4,5,6,7,8,2,3 b. March 30, 1890, d. April 5, 1985
MotherNettie Gay Conner5,6,7,8,2,3 b. January 20, 1891, d. August 12, 1969
     His Social Security Number was 225-22-2306.9 Avon Mancil Conner ELLISTON - Mr. Avon Mancil Conner, age 63, died Monday, September 16, 1985. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie Sink Conner, Elliston; two daughters, Mrs. Lynne Meade, Daleville; Mrs. Julia Anne Hall, Sacramento, Calif; two sons, Steven Conner, Roanoke; Terry Conner, Salem; three sisters, Mrs. Florastene Blankenship, Mrs. Evadene Dockery, Mrs. Madeline Cousins, all of Salem; one brother, Loys Conner, Salem; 13 grandchildren. Graveside service will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at Little Hope Cemetery, Cove Hollow, Roanoke County. Arrangements by Grant E. Bryant Funeral Home, Ellliston.1 He was buried at Little Hope Church Cemetery, Cove Hollow Road, near Elliston, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,3 He was born on June 4, 1922 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.9,10,2,3 He married Marie Iduma Sink on October 4, 1947 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.11,1,10,2,3 Avon Mancil Conner died on September 16, 1985 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 63.1,10,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 86, District 14, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 90, District 81-25, Roanoke, Virginia7

Family

Marie Iduma Sink b. December 9, 1928, d. January 1, 2000
Marriage*Avon Mancil Conner married Marie Iduma Sink on October 4, 1947 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.11,1,10,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Avon Mancil Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Moses Allen Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evadene Deane Conner Dockery obituary in the Feb 15, 2008 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Florastene Conner Blankenship obituary in the Feb 2, 2013 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marie Sink Conner obituary in the Jan 3, 2002 edition.
  12. [S3624] Oakey's Funeral Service & Crematory, online http://www.oakeys.com/, From the Steven Preston Conner obituary.

Marie Iduma Sink1,2

F, b. December 9, 1928, d. January 1, 2000
     Her Social Security Number was 229-32-0827.3 Marie Iduma Sink was buried at Little Hope Church Cemetery, Cove Hollow Road, near Elliston, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 She was born on December 9, 1928 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,1,2 She married Avon Mancil Conner, son of Moses Allen "Moze" Conner and Nettie Gay Conner, on October 4, 1947 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,5,1,2,6 As of October 4, 1947,her married name was Conner.2 Marie Iduma Sink died on January 1, 2000 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 71.3,4 She CONNER, Marie Sink, 71, of Salem, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2000. Mrs. Conner was predeceased by her husband, Avon M. Conner. She was a member of Evangelical Methodist Church of Salem. She is survived by sons, Steven Conner (Alice), of Roanoke, Terry Conner (Bobbi), of Salem; daughters, Julia Anne Hall (Roger), of Berea, Ky., Lynne Meade (Wayne), of Salem; brothers, Melvin and Douglas Sink, of Salem, Charles Michael Sink, Louisville, Ky; sisters, Josephine Edwards, Virginia Smith, Barbara Krzysko, all of Salem, and Patricia Walter, of Rockwell, N.C., Martha Sink, widow of Beverly Sink (brother); 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends and family may call on Monday, January 3, 2000 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2000, at the Little Hope Cemetery, Cove Hollow Rd., Elliston, with the Rev. Debbie Hutton and Rev. Floyd B'Hymer officiating. Flowers are appreciated or donations to Good Samaritan Hospice. Arrangements by Grant E. Bryant Funeral Home, Elliston. on January 3, 2002.4

Family

Avon Mancil Conner b. June 4, 1922, d. September 16, 1985
Marriage*She married Avon Mancil Conner, son of Moses Allen "Moze" Conner and Nettie Gay Conner, on October 4, 1947 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,5,1,2,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marie Sink Conner obituary in the Jan 3, 2002 edition.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Avon Mancil Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S3624] Oakey's Funeral Service & Crematory, online http://www.oakeys.com/, From the Steven Preston Conner obituary.

Steven Preston Conner1,2,3

M, b. August 20, 1949, d. March 28, 2018
FatherAvon Mancil Conner4,5,2,3 b. June 4, 1922, d. September 16, 1985
MotherMarie Iduma Sink4,5,2,3 b. December 9, 1928, d. January 1, 2000
     Steven Preston Conner Steven Preston Conner, 68, of Roanoke went Home on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Avon and Marie Conner; and his mother-in-law Cecil Hanks. Steven retired from the City of Roanoke. He enjoyed hunting and fishing; gardening. He also enjoyed working on cars. He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Alice; three children, Angela Conner, Stephanie Hartless and her husband, Louis, William Conner and his fiancée, Jessica Secrest; a brother, Terry Conner and his wife Bobbi; two sisters, Ann Hall and her husband, Roger, Lynn Mead and her husband, Wayne, his father-in-law William Hanks; and numerous other family members and friends. His family will receive friends at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel, Saturday morning, March 31, 2018, at 10:00 AM; then process to Franklin Memorial Park for a 1:00 PM Graveside service officiated by Rev. Stafford Frederick.3 He was buried at Franklin Memorial Park, Virgil Goode Highway, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia.3 He was born on August 20, 1949 at Virginia.1,2 He married Alice Kay Hanks on October 15, 1976 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2 Steven Preston Conner died on March 28, 2018 at Virginia at age 68.3

Family

Alice Kay Hanks
Marriage*He married Alice Kay Hanks on October 15, 1976 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children
  • Angela Marie Conner1,3
  • Stephanie Maye Conner1,3
  • William Avon Conner1,3

Citations

  1. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S3624] Oakey's Funeral Service & Crematory, online http://www.oakeys.com/, From the Steven Preston Conner obituary.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marie Sink Conner obituary in the Jan 3, 2002 edition.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Avon Mancil Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.

Madeline Catherine Levale "Mitty" Conner1,2

F, b. May 30, 1918, d. January 8, 2006
FatherMoses Allen "Moze" Conner1,3,4,5,6,7 b. March 30, 1890, d. April 5, 1985
MotherNettie Gay Conner1,3,4,5,6,7 b. January 20, 1891, d. August 12, 1969
     Her Social Security Number was 230-03-2412.8 Madeline Catherine Levale "Mitty" Conner was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.3 She was born on May 30, 1918 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,8 She married George Cleveland Cousins, son of Harry Cleveland Cousins and Hattie Lillian Brown, on November 3, 1939 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,9,3,10 As of November 3, 1939,her married name was Cousins. Madeline Catherine Levale "Mitty" Conner died on January 8, 2006 at Virginia at age 87.3,8 She Madeline Conner Cousins, 87, of Salem, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, January 8, 2006. Born on May 30, 1918 in Floyd County, she was the eldest daughter of the late Moses and Gay Conner. A longtime resident of Salem, she was a member of the First Evangelical Methodist Church. A wonderful seamstress, she supported the Toy Drive at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church in Roanoke for several years by making dolls and crocheting doll blankets. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George C. Cousins. Her surviving family includes her daughters, Susan Cousins of Roanoke, Virginia, Penny Fitzgerald and her husband, M.R. of Maryville, Tennessee, and Nancy Potter and her husband, Elmer of Martinsville, Virginia; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m. at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 10 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Roanoke. Online condolences may be made at www.johnmoakey.com. The Cousins family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, 389-5441.
on January 11, 2006.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 94, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 86, District 14, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 93, District 81-25, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia11

Family

George Cleveland Cousins b. January 30, 1921, d. February 3, 1986
Marriage*Madeline Catherine Levale "Mitty" Conner married George Cleveland Cousins, son of Harry Cleveland Cousins and Hattie Lillian Brown, on November 3, 1939 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,9,3,10 
Children
  • Penny Juanita Cousins9,3
  • Nancy Dean Cousins9,3
  • Susan Jean Cousins9,3

Citations

  1. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Madeline Conner Cousins obituary in the Jan 11, 2006 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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evadene Deane Conner Dockery obituary in the Feb 15, 2008 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Florastene Conner Blankenship obituary in the Feb 2, 2013 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the George Cleveland Cousins obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

William Henry King1,2,3,4,5

M, b. June, 1839, d. January 20, 1921
FatherJacob O. King2,1 b. circa 1816
MotherMary "Polly" Mills1,2 b. circa 1818, d. before April 13, 1884
     William Henry King was buried at Old Spray Cemetery, Church Street, Eden, Rockingham Co., North Carolina.5 He was born in June, 1839 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Sarah A. Epperly, daughter of Daniel Epperly and Elizabeth Lawrence, on November 23, 1860 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 William Henry King married Elizabeth R. "Lizzie" Conner, daughter of Cornelius Conner and Anna Poff, on August 23, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia; William was a widower when he married Elizabeth.2 William Henry King married Elizabeth C. Stump on July 25, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 William Henry King died on January 20, 1921 at Spray, Rockingham Co., North Carolina, at age 81.5

Census Records

1870Dwelling 204, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 192, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1870Farmer3
1880Farmer4

Family 1

Sarah A. Epperly b. October 9, 1839, d. December 1, 1862
Marriage*William Henry King married Sarah A. Epperly, daughter of Daniel Epperly and Elizabeth Lawrence, on November 23, 1860 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Child

Family 2

Elizabeth R. "Lizzie" Conner b. circa 1843, d. May 22, 1895
Marriage*William Henry King married Elizabeth R. "Lizzie" Conner, daughter of Cornelius Conner and Anna Poff, on August 23, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia; William was a widower when he married Elizabeth.2 
Children

Family 3

Elizabeth C. Stump
Marriage*William Henry King married Elizabeth C. Stump on July 25, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 

Citations

  1. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5179] Old Spray Cemetery, Rockingham Co., NC, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Floyd P. King death certificate.
  8. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Cinderrilda Stump death certificate.
  10. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Mary Elizabeth Martin obituary in the Apr 2, 1953 edition.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Mary E. Martin death certificate.
  14. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Bostic-King marriage record.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Della Ellen Bostic death certificate.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Arabelle Shockey death certificate.
  18. [S999] Unknown compiler, North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004.
  19. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  20. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.

George Cleveland Cousins1,2,3

M, b. January 30, 1921, d. February 3, 1986
FatherHarry Cleveland Cousins1,3
MotherHattie Lillian Brown1,3
     His Social Security Number was 224-16-1449.4 George Cleveland Cousins George Cleveland Cousins, age 65, of 1006 West Riverside Dr., Salem, passed away Monday in a Salem hospital. He was a member of the Roanoke Moose Lodge #284 and Legion of the Moose #82. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Madeline Conners Cousins; three daughters, Mrs M. R. (Penny) Fitzgerald, Jr., Nancy Haynes, Susan Cousins, all of Salem; one brother, Charles C. Cousins, Fredericksburg; one sister, Margauerite Higgins, New York City; four grandchildren, Kevin Fitzgeraid, Tammy Haynes, Tara Haynes, Roy Haynes, Jr; dear friends, Ken and Thelma Waldron, Salem. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m Thursday at Fair View, with the Rev. William B. Hackworth officiating. Funeral arrangements by the John M. Oxley & Son Funeral Home, Salem.2 He was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.2,3 He was born on January 30, 1921 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,4,3 He married Madeline Catherine Levale "Mitty" Conner, daughter of Moses Allen "Moze" Conner and Nettie Gay Conner, on November 3, 1939 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,5,3 George Cleveland Cousins died on February 3, 1986 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 65.4,2,3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 93, District 81-25, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1940Truck driver6

Family

Madeline Catherine Levale "Mitty" Conner b. May 30, 1918, d. January 8, 2006
Marriage*George Cleveland Cousins married Madeline Catherine Levale "Mitty" Conner, daughter of Moses Allen "Moze" Conner and Nettie Gay Conner, on November 3, 1939 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,5,3 
Children
  • Penny Juanita Cousins2,5
  • Nancy Dean Cousins2,5
  • Susan Jean Cousins2,5

Citations

  1. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the George Cleveland Cousins obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Madeline Conner Cousins obituary in the Jan 11, 2006 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Edgar Marion Hollandsworth Sr.1,2,3,4

M, b. December 12, 1909, d. March 2, 1968
FatherSolomon Medad Hollandsworth1,2,4 b. September 23, 1887, d. April 2, 1961
MotherMinnie Florence Brammer1,2,4 b. September 17, 1892
     Edgar Marion Hollandsworth Sr. was buried at Roselawn Burial Park, 103 Clearview Drive, Martinsville, Virginia.3,4 He married Mary Elizabeth Mattox, daughter of Robert William Mattox and Alice Yeatts.3 Edgar Marion Hollandsworth Sr. was born on December 12, 1909 at Ferrum, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4 He died on March 2, 1968 at Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., North Carolina, at age 58.3,4

Family

Mary Elizabeth Mattox b. June 12, 1909, d. August 8, 1986
Marriage*He married Mary Elizabeth Mattox, daughter of Robert William Mattox and Alice Yeatts.3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S297] Ellen Stanley Rogers & Norris Prillaman Miller, The Prillaman Family, Descendants of Jacob Prillaman.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S3752] Roselawn Burial Park , Martinsville, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976.
  5. [S6015] Onancock Cemetery, Accomack Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/

Florastene Arminta Mae Conner1,2

F, b. December 12, 1919, d. January 31, 2013
FatherMoses Allen "Moze" Conner3,4,5,6,2 b. March 30, 1890, d. April 5, 1985
MotherNettie Gay Conner3,4,5,6,2 b. January 20, 1891, d. August 12, 1969
     Florastene Arminta Mae Conner was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.2 She was born on December 12, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1 She married James Moyer Blankenship on October 14, 1943 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,8,9,2,10 As of October 14, 1943,her married name was Blankenship.8 Florastene Arminta Mae Conner died on January 31, 2013 at Virginia at age 93.2 She Florastene Conner Blankenship, 93, of Salem, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013. She was born December 12, 1919, in Floyd County to the late Moses and Nettie Gay Conner. She enjoyed attending church, quilting, sewing, traveling, and was an avid reader. Above all, she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Moyer Blankenship; son, John A. Blankenship Sr; grandson, John A. Blankenship Jr; brothers, Avon Conner and Loys Conner; and sisters, Madelene Cousins and Evadene Dockery. Family left to cherish her memory includes her son, Paul Blankenship and wife, Trudy; daughter, Helen Coleman and husband, Ivan; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren . Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. The family will receive friends Sunday, February 3, 2013, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the John M. Oakey & Son funeral home in Salem. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Roanoke. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001. on February 2, 2013.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 94, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 86, District 14, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 90, District 81-25, Roanoke, Virginia6

Occupation

1940Private housekeeper6

Family

James Moyer Blankenship b. May 7, 1918, d. August 15, 2005
Marriage*Florastene Arminta Mae Conner married James Moyer Blankenship on October 14, 1943 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,8,9,2,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Florastene Conner Blankenship obituary in the Feb 2, 2013 edition.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evadene Deane Conner Dockery obituary in the Feb 15, 2008 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Blankenship 50th wedding anniversary announcement in the Oct 31, 1993 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Moyer Blankenship obituary in the Aug 16, 2005 edition.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Allen Blankenship obituary in the Dec 21, 1997 edition.