George W. Britts1,2

M, b. circa 1848
FatherSamuel Frantz Britts1,2 b. 1819, d. October, 1899
MotherElizabeth "Betty" Elmore1 b. circa 1818, d. June 6, 1856
     George W. Britts was born circa 1848 at Virginia.1

Census Records

1850Dwelling 10, District 8, Botetourt Co. (now Craig Co.), Virginia1
1860Dwelling 270, Valley of Craigs Creek, Craig Co., Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.

Ruby Alice Compton1,2

F, b. June 14, 1923, d. March 14, 2013
     Ruby Alice Compton was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on June 14, 1923.3 She married Marvin Harless Vest, son of James Clarence Vest and Nina Burgess, circa 1942.3,1,2 As of circa 1942,her married name was Vest.2 Ruby Alice Compton died on March 14, 2013 at Virginia at age 89.2 She Ruby Alice Compton Vest, of Floyd, passed from this world to her heavenly home on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the age of 87. Ruby was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Harless Vest; her brother, Bruce Compton; her sister, Hazel Howery; and her parents, Nellie and Ward Compton. Ruby is survived by her daughter, Wanda Radford; her precious granddaughter, Amy Phillips; and her precious great-granddaughter, Taylor Phillips all of Floyd. Also, her half sisters, Louise Via (Theodore), of Floyd; Lucy McAlexander (Charlie), of Pfafftown, N.C; and stepsister, Patsy Cockram (Welby), of Floyd. Ruby was also blessed to have four sisters-in-law, Claudine Haynes (Don); Lorine Huff (David); Ina Wood (Herbert); and Christine Vest. Her family was always there for her after her husband's death, and she loved them with all her heart. In addition, she had many nieces and nephews who were a blessing to her life. Ruby also leaves behind many good friends throughout the community who she loved. She was a hard worker but was always willing to do for others. Graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Jacksonville Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Womack officiating. The Floyd Baptist Church will provide a meal for the family after the graveside service. Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to The Floyd County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 257 Floyd, VA 24091 or to Skyline Nursing and Rehab "Resident Fund" 237 Franklin Pike SE Floyd, VA 24091. The family will meet at Maberry Funeral Home for a private viewing from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service. on March 16, 2013.2

Family

Marvin Harless Vest b. December 21, 1922, d. November 21, 1991
Marriage*She married Marvin Harless Vest, son of James Clarence Vest and Nina Burgess, circa 1942.3,1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Marvin Harless Vest obituary in the Nov 28, 1991 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Alice Compton Vest obituary in the Mar 16, 2013 edition.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Paul D. Radford obituary in the Dec 29, 1995 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cameron Scott Phillips obituary in the Dec 18, 2001 edition.

Catherine Elizabeth "Eliza" Britts

F, b. circa February, 1850, d. January 2, 1879
FatherSamuel Frantz Britts1,2,3,4 b. 1819, d. October, 1899
MotherElizabeth "Betty" Elmore1,2 b. circa 1818, d. June 6, 1856
     Catherine Elizabeth "Eliza" Britts was born circa February, 1850 at Botetourt Co. (now Craig Co.), Virginia.2 She died on January 2, 1879 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia; Died of consumption.1

Census Records

1850Dwelling 10, District 8, Botetourt Co. (now Craig Co.), Virginia2
1860Dwelling 270, Valley of Craigs Creek, Craig Co., Virginia3
1870Dwelling 319, Alleghany, Craig Co., Virginia4

Citations

  1. [S29] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Death Records, 1853-1896.
  2. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.

Shelby Jean Martin1,2

F, b. March 6, 1941, d. August 12, 2011
     Shelby Jean Martin was buried at Furnace Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 975 Scuffling Hill Road, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia.2 She was born on March 6, 1941.1 She married Freddie Lee Vest, son of James Clarence Vest and Nina Burgess, circa 1960.1,3,2 As of circa 1960,her married name was Vest.3 Shelby Jean Martin died on August 12, 2011 at Virginia at age 70.2 She Shelby Jean Martin Vest, 70,of Rocky Mount, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2011, with her two sons and special friends by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie L. Vest; mother, Blanch A. Martin; father, Irvin M. Martin; and one brother, Frank M. Martin. She was a member of Furnace Creek Baptist Church and loved her church family very much. She worked for the Franklin County School System and retired from DuPont Company in Martinsville. She also enjoyed a part-time job a Cox's Fashions in Rocky Mount. Other special interest included volunteering at the Free Clinic of Franklin County and Blue Ridge Dinner Theater. "Shelby Jean" will be truly missed by many friends and family. Surviving are her two sons and daughters-inlaw, Mark L. and Alison Vest, and Greg M. and Terri Vest; one brother, Mack C. Martin; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley Ann and Tommy Rutherford; five grandchildren, Megan, Taylor, Jared, Nicholas and Luke; seven nieces; 12 nephews; and a very special friend of 43 years, Joanne Brown. Funeral Services will be conducted from Furnace Creek Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2011, with the Rev. Mike Lawhorn officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2011, at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount. on August 13, 2011.2

Family

Freddie Lee Vest b. September 18, 1936, d. October 26, 2007
Marriage*She married Freddie Lee Vest, son of James Clarence Vest and Nina Burgess, circa 1960.1,3,2 
Children
  • Mark Lee Vest1,3,4,5,2
  • Gregory Martin "Greg" Vest1,3,6,2

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Shelby Jean Martin Vest obituary in the Aug 13, 2011 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Freddy L. Vest obituary in the Oct 27, 2007 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Megan Lindsay Vest birth announcement in the Sep 17, 1995 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vest-Crawford wedding announcement in the Dec 22, 1991 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vest-Martin engagement announcement in the Jul 18, 1993 edition.

Martha Ann Britts1,2,3

F, b. August 23, 1852, d. August 3, 1921
FatherSamuel Frantz Britts1,4,2,3 b. 1819, d. October, 1899
MotherElizabeth "Betty" Elmore1,2,3 b. circa 1818, d. June 6, 1856
     Martha Ann Britts was buried at East Hill Cemetery, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 She was born on August 23, 1852 at Craig Co., Virginia.1,3 She married John Henry Jackson Lee, son of Nancy Lee, on September 24, 1874 at Craig Co., Virginia.2 As of September 24, 1874,her married name was Lee. Martha Ann Britts died on August 3, 1921 at age 68.3

Census Records

1860Dwelling 270, Valley of Craigs Creek, Craig Co., Virginia1
1870Dwelling 319, Alleghany, Craig Co., Virginia4
1900Dwelling 238, District 48, Amsterdam, Botetourt Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 36, District 53, Amsterdam, Botetourt Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 269, District 126, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia7

Family

John Henry Jackson Lee b. July 31, 1844, d. September 19, 1928
Marriage*Martha Ann Britts married John Henry Jackson Lee, son of Nancy Lee, on September 24, 1874 at Craig Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S30] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1851-1881.
  3. [S2751] City of Salem VA Archives - East Hill Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/salem/cemeteries/
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S25] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1896.
  9. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Ralph H. Dean1,2,3

M, b. October 12, 1921, d. July 20, 1998
     Ralph H. Dean married Betty Gearheart, daughter of William Raymond Gearheart and Versie Eugenia "Jeanie" Vest.1,2 His Social Security Number was 229-03-9492.4 Ralph H. Dean was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 He was born on October 12, 1921.4 He died on July 20, 1998 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 76.3,4 He DEAN, Ralph H., 76, of Roanoke, died Monday, July 20, 1998, at his home. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy on the USS Quincy. He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Nora G. Dean; a daughter, Joan Collins; a brother, Watson Dean; a sister, Dorothy Lancaster. He is survived by his beloved wife and special friend, Betty G. Dean; five daughters, Gwen Wells and fiance, Barry Richardson, Salem, Pat Dougall, Pennsylvania, Peggy Price, Troutville, Paulette Ogle, Salem, Leslie Davis, Virginia Beach; one brother, Albert Dean, Mechanicsville; several nieces and nephews and cousins; mother-in-law, Eugenia Gearhart, Salem; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 23, at 10 a.m. at the Lotz Salem Chapel with Rev. Daniel East officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. Friends may call at Lotz Salem Chapel after 12 noon on Wednesday on July 22, 1998.3

Family

Betty Gearheart b. December 22, 1934, d. April 23, 2012
Marriage*He married Betty Gearheart, daughter of William Raymond Gearheart and Versie Eugenia "Jeanie" Vest.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jimmy Carlton Gearheart obituary in the Aug 2, 1993 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Betty Gearhart Dean Prilipp obituary in the Apr 25, 2012 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ralph H. Dean obituary in the Jul 22, 1998 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Joan S. Dean1,2,3

F, b. February 5, 1954, d. December, 1987
FatherRalph H. Dean1,2,3 b. October 12, 1921, d. July 20, 1998
MotherBetty Gearheart1,2,3 b. December 22, 1934, d. April 23, 2012
     Joan S. Dean was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.4 Her Social Security Number was 228-80-8474.5 She married Unknown Collins.2,3 Her married name was Collins. Joan S. Dean was born on February 5, 1954.5 She died in December, 1987 at age 33.5

Family

Unknown Collins
Marriage*She married Unknown Collins.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Betty Gearhart Dean Prilipp obituary in the Apr 25, 2012 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ralph H. Dean obituary in the Jul 22, 1998 edition.
  4. [S2265] Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=241&GRid=44634996&CRid=49500&df=all&
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Glenn Darnell Spradlin1,2,3,4,5

M, b. July 20, 1935, d. July 7, 1990
     His Social Security Number was 225-44-2373.6 Glenn Darnell Spradlin was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,5 He was born on July 20, 1935 at Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6,2,3,5 He married Wanda Jean Gearheart, daughter of William Raymond Gearheart and Versie Eugenia "Jeanie" Vest, on October 7, 1958 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,4,5 Glenn Darnell Spradlin died on July 7, 1990 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 54.1,6,5 He Mr. Glenn Darnell Spradlin, age 54, of Salem, went to be with the Lord at Lewis-Gale Hospital on July 7, 1990, after a courageous battle with cancer, bullous emphysema, and neurofibro matosis. He was an employee at General Electric for 28 years and a member of Shenandoah Baptist Church. He was a very devoted father and husband. He is survived by his wife of 31 1/2 happy years, Wanda Gearheart Spradlin; daughter, Melissa E. Spradlin of the home; special friend, Andrew K. Puckett; mother-in-law, Eugenia Gearheart ; sisters, Dorothy Wainwright and Peggy White; brother, Richard Spradlin. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Monday at Shenandoah Baptist Church with the Rev. Albin Crutchfield and the Rev. Glenn Strickland officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Shenandoah Baptist Church Legal Defense Fund. Arrangements are being handled by the John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home, Salem. on July 8, 1990.1

Family

Wanda Jean Gearheart
Marriage*He married Wanda Jean Gearheart, daughter of William Raymond Gearheart and Versie Eugenia "Jeanie" Vest, on October 7, 1958 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,4,5 
Child
  • Melissa Eugenia Spradlin7,1,8

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Glenn Darnell Spradlin obituary in the Jul 8, 1990 edition.
  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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melissa Puckett graduation announcement in the May 28, 2000 edition.