Harvey Robert Argabright1,2,3

M, b. February 26, 1903, d. July 1, 1974
FatherJohn Weaver Argabright1,2,3 b. April 5, 1876, d. November 3, 1960
MotherMary Jane Ferris1,2,3 b. June 15, 1883, d. January 24, 1966
     His Social Security Number was 231-07-4419.4 Harvey Robert Argabright was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2,3 He was born on February 26, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His death certificate has a birth year of 1904.4,1,2,3 He married Mary A. Wilson, daughter of James Edward "Ned" Wilson and Nancy Elvira Gaines "Elva" Walton, on October 12, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 Harvey Robert Argabright died on July 1, 1974 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 71.6,3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 141, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1940Truck driver7

Family

Mary A. Wilson b. September 2, 1906, d. March 7, 1994
Marriage*Harvey Robert Argabright married Mary A. Wilson, daughter of James Edward "Ned" Wilson and Nancy Elvira Gaines "Elva" Walton, on October 12, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  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. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  6. [S1640] Jack Spangler, Index of Obituary and Death Notices Appearing in the Floyd Press 1973-1999.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Thomas Garfield King1,2,3,4

M, b. November 1, 1882, d. 1960
FatherReuben Harrison King1,3 b. February 18, 1840, d. February 18, 1914
MotherMartha E. Ridgeway1,3 b. circa 1841, d. November 4, 1888
     Thomas Garfield King was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,5 He was born on November 1, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3,4 He married D. Maude "Maudie" Willis, daughter of Robert S. "Bob" Willis and Sarah K. Helms, on June 22, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 Thomas Garfield King died in 1960.1,2,5

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 210, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his brother Joseph6

Occupation

1900Farm laborer6

Family

D. Maude "Maudie" Willis b. March 28, 1885, d. August 6, 1971
Marriage*Thomas Garfield King married D. Maude "Maudie" Willis, daughter of Robert S. "Bob" Willis and Sarah K. Helms, on June 22, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  5. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.

D. Maude "Maudie" Willis1,2

F, b. March 28, 1885, d. August 6, 1971
FatherRobert S. "Bob" Willis2
MotherSarah K. Helms2
     D. Maude "Maudie" Willis was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 She was born on March 28, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 She married Thomas Garfield King, son of Reuben Harrison King and Martha E. Ridgeway, on June 22, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 As of June 22, 1905,her married name was King.2 D. Maude "Maudie" Willis died on August 6, 1971 at age 86.3,1

Family

Thomas Garfield King b. November 1, 1882, d. 1960
Marriage*She married Thomas Garfield King, son of Reuben Harrison King and Martha E. Ridgeway, on June 22, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  4. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.

Bonnie Rose Wilson1

F, b. April 2, 1953
FatherWilliam Theodore Wilson2,3,1 b. April 2, 1908, d. April 2, 1998
MotherShirley Mae Conner2,3,1 b. October 19, 1910, d. June 22, 1959
     Bonnie Rose Wilson was born on April 2, 1953.4,1

Citations

  1. [S1164] Geneva Conner Bell White, "In Memory of the Family of Jacob Valentine Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill Conner."
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the W. Theodore Wilson obituary in the Apr 4, 1998 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Shirley Conner Wilson obitutary in the Jun 23, 1959 edition.
  4. [S225] Mary Conner Williams, Beaver Creek Cemetery.

Paul Vest Spangler1,2,3,4,5

M, b. June 13, 1930, d. September 2, 1994
FatherRev. Herman Whitney Spangler6,7,2,3,4 b. February 2, 1892, d. September 3, 1974
MotherClara Vivian Vest6,8,7,2,3,4 b. November 2, 1895, d. February 2, 1997
     His Social Security Number was 224-36-0955.9 Paul Vest Spangler was buried at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 409 Ridgeview Road NW, off Rt. 8 N, Floyd Co., Virginia.8 He was born on June 13, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,1,2,3,4,5 He married Mary Frances Wilson, daughter of William Theodore Wilson and Shirley Mae Conner, on June 17, 1955 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4 Paul Vest Spangler died on September 2, 1994 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 64.9,1,8,5 He SPANGLER, Paul Vest, 64, of Floyd, passed away at his home, Friday, September 2, 1994. He is survived by his wife, Mary W. Spangler, Floyd; one son, Eldon Spangler, Floyd; one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Tim Reynolds, Copper Hill; mother, Clara Spangler, Floyd; two grandchildren, Logan Reynolds and Nicole Reynolds; sister-in-law, Velma Spangler, Floyd. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 4, 1994 at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Richard Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Beaver Creek Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 7 to 9 p.m. that evening. In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. on September 3, 1994.8

Family

Mary Frances Wilson
Marriage*He married Mary Frances Wilson, daughter of William Theodore Wilson and Shirley Mae Conner, on June 17, 1955 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, 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. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S1164] Geneva Conner Bell White, "In Memory of the Family of Jacob Valentine Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill Conner."
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Herman W. Spangler obituary in the Sep 12, 1974 edition.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the James Abraham Spangler obituary in the Jul 3, 1986 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Paul Vest Spangler obituary in the Sep 3, 1994 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Willard Sherman Clower1,2

M, b. June 27, 1908, d. July 13, 1980
FatherAlbert Frank Clower1,2 b. April 21, 1883, d. December 3, 1962
MotherImogene King1,2 b. December 8, 1883, d. May 21, 1963
     His Social Security Number was 224-14-1397.3 Willard Sherman Clower was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He was born on June 27, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,4,2 He married Evelyn Iola Oyler on June 6, 1927 at Pennsylvania.1,5,2 Willard Sherman Clower died on July 13, 1980 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 72.1,4,2

Family

Evelyn Iola Oyler b. September 12, 1908, d. December 22, 1995
Marriage*He married Evelyn Iola Oyler on June 6, 1927 at Pennsylvania.1,5,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S849] Jack Spangler (e-mail address), Descendants of Daniel and Mary Spangler, Franklin County, Virginia 1773.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evelyn Oyler Clower obituary in the Dec 24, 1995 edition.
  6. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Evelyn Iola Oyler1,2,3

F, b. September 12, 1908, d. December 22, 1995
     Evelyn Iola Oyler was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 Her Social Security Number was 227-44-9618.6 She was born on September 12, 1908 at Pennsylvania.1,6,4,2 She married Willard Sherman Clower, son of Albert Frank Clower and Imogene King, on June 6, 1927 at Pennsylvania.1,5,2 As of June 6, 1927,her married name was Clower. Evelyn Iola Oyler died on December 22, 1995 at Virginia at age 87.1,5 She CLOWER, Evelyn Oyler, 87, of Salem, and formerly of Floyd, passed away Friday, December 22, 1995, at the home of a daughter. She was a member of Falling Branch United Methodist Church and the Floyd Chapter of the DAR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard S. Clower, and a daughter, Janet Nester. Surviving are one son, Paul Clower of Roanoke; three daughters, Betty Moles of Salem, Phyllis Wilson of Mesquite, Texas, and Donna Welch of Grayson, Ga., and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 26, 1995, in Jacksonville Cemetery, with the Rev. Lawrence Nuckolls officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Good Samaritan Hospice, 3825 Electric Road, Suite A, Roanoke, Va. 24018 on December 24, 1995.5

Family

Willard Sherman Clower b. June 27, 1908, d. July 13, 1980
Marriage*She married Willard Sherman Clower, son of Albert Frank Clower and Imogene King, on June 6, 1927 at Pennsylvania.1,5,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S849] Jack Spangler (e-mail address), Descendants of Daniel and Mary Spangler, Franklin County, Virginia 1773.
  3. [S1859] Eleanor Stuart Mcneil Mullins and Maynard McNeil, "Some Descendants of Jacob Ireson McNeil."
  4. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evelyn Oyler Clower obituary in the Dec 24, 1995 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Brainard O. "Bernard" "Peanut" Perdue1,2,3,4,5

M, b. July 18, 1914, d. March 16, 1976
FatherJames McDaniel "Jim" Perdue3,6,4,7 b. July 26, 1887, d. April 29, 1975
MotherMary Elmer Poff3,6,4,7 b. April 20, 1892, d. November 16, 1922
     His Social Security Number was 227-09-5432.2 Brainard O. "Bernard" "Peanut" Perdue was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "PFC U.S. Army WWII."1,7 He was born on July 18, 1914 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 He married Cuzza Elvie Wilson, daughter of James Edward "Ned" Wilson and Nancy Elvira Gaines "Elva" Walton, on July 26, 1936 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,8,5 Brainard O. "Bernard" "Peanut" Perdue died on March 16, 1976 at Charlottesville, Virginia, at age 61.5,7 He COPPER HILL -- Brainard O. (Peanut) Perdue, age 61, died Tuesday, Mar. 16, 1976, in a Charlottesville hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cuzza Wilson Perdue, Copper Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Poff, Mrs. Sherrie King; two sons, Leslie H. Perdue, James R. Perdue, all of Roanoke; two brothers, W. C. (Ballard) Perdue, K. M. (Mike) Perdue, both of Copper Hill; one sister, Mrs. Sam Craighead, Salem; 6 grandchildren. Perdue was an employee of B. F. Parrot Construction Company and a member of the Floyd Masonic Lodge. on March 25, 1976.5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 176, District 127, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 212, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 88, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1940Sawmill operator9

Family

Cuzza Elvie Wilson b. February 13, 1914, d. July 19, 2005
Marriage*Brainard O. "Bernard" "Peanut" Perdue married Cuzza Elvie Wilson, daughter of James Edward "Ned" Wilson and Nancy Elvira Gaines "Elva" Walton, on July 26, 1936 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,8,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Brainard O. Perdue obituary in the Mar 25, 1976 edition.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cuzza Wilson Perdue obituary in the Jul 20, 2005 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Barbara Ann Perdue Poff obituary in the Nov 23, 2016 edition.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Aliene Tinsley Wilson1,2,3

F, b. circa 1920, d. July 26, 2014
FatherJames Edward "Ned" Wilson1,4,5,6 b. August 10, 1881, d. December 4, 1948
MotherNancy Elvira Gaines "Elva" Walton1,4,5,6 b. December 13, 1880, d. June 6, 1953
     Aliene Tinsley Wilson was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.3 She was born circa 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 She married Wilbert Ernest DeWeese, son of Ernest Duskin DeWeese and Mary Ada "Merrily" Blankenship, on February 14, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 As of February 14, 1942,her married name was DeWeese. Aliene Tinsley Wilson died on July 26, 2014 at Virginia.3 She Aliene Wilson DeWeese, 94, of Roanoke, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert Ernest DeWeese and all of her brothers and sisters. Aliene is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She retired from Kenrose Manufacturing. A graveside funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Monday, July 28, 2014, in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Dr. Robert L. Alderman will officiate. The visitation will be from 4 to 5 PM on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Oakey's North Chapel. on July 27, 2014.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 203, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 105, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1940Teacher helper6

Family

Wilbert Ernest DeWeese b. September 8, 1918, d. March 28, 1997
Marriage*Aliene Tinsley Wilson married Wilbert Ernest DeWeese, son of Ernest Duskin DeWeese and Mary Ada "Merrily" Blankenship, on February 14, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Wilbert Ernest DeWeese obitutary in the Mar 30, 1997 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Aliene Wilson DeWeese obituary in the Jul 27, 2014 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cuzza Wilson Perdue obituary in the Jul 20, 2005 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.

Lorraine Sylvia Wilson1

F, b. March 10, 1922, d. June 12, 2003
FatherJames Edward "Ned" Wilson1,2,3 b. August 10, 1881, d. December 4, 1948
MotherNancy Elvira Gaines "Elva" Walton1,2,3 b. December 13, 1880, d. June 6, 1953
     Lorraine Sylvia Wilson was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 Her Social Security Number was 226-26-5541.6 She was born on March 10, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6,1 She married Wiley Sherman Smith, son of Robert Washington "Bob" Smith and Cassie Lue Blankenship, on February 14, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 As of February 14, 1942,her married name was Smith. Lorraine Sylvia Wilson died on June 12, 2003 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 81.6,4 She SMITH, Lorraine Wilson, 81, of Copper Hill, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2003, at home. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Sherman Smith; two daughters, Suzanne and Buck Yeatts of Copper Hill, Mary Smith of Midlothian; two sisters, Cuzza Perdue of Copper Hill and Aliene Deweese of Roanoke; brother, Clifton Wilson of Roanoke; three grandchildren, David, Michael and Dawn Yeatts; three great-grandchildren, Crystal, Jennifer and Chelsea Yeatts; and a special niece, Sherrie King of Roanoke. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with Rev. Dale Bowman and Rev. Jim Worline officiating. Interment will follow at Restvale Cemetery. Flowers are welcome but contributions may be made to the Bent Mountain Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home in Floyd. on June 14, 2003.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 203, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 105, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

Wiley Sherman Smith b. January 5, 1913, d. April 2, 2005
Marriage*Lorraine Sylvia Wilson married Wiley Sherman Smith, son of Robert Washington "Bob" Smith and Cassie Lue Blankenship, on February 14, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children
  • Mary Smith4,7
  • Suzanne Smith4,7,1

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lorraine Wilson Smith obituary in the Jun 14, 2003 edition.
  5. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the W. Sherman Smith obituary in the Apr 4, 2005 edition.

Wiley Sherman Smith1

M, b. January 5, 1913, d. April 2, 2005
FatherRobert Washington "Bob" Smith2,1,3,4,5,6,7 b. January 13, 1887, d. March 13, 1971
MotherCassie Lue Blankenship2,1,8,3,4,5,6,7 b. May 12, 1894, d. February 25, 1986
     Wiley Sherman Smith was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on January 5, 1913 at Virginia.9 He married Lorraine Sylvia Wilson, daughter of James Edward "Ned" Wilson and Nancy Elvira Gaines "Elva" Walton, on February 14, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,10 Wiley Sherman Smith died on April 2, 2005 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 92.2 He W. Sherman Smith, 92, of Copper Hill, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2005 at his home. He was a veteran of WWII. Sherman and his wife Lorraine founded Smith's Store of Copper Hill in the 1940's and operated it for 28 years. He then sold it to his brother, Ray and Dianne Smith, who also operated it for 28 years. Ray then sold it to a cousin, Terry and Sarah Smith, who are the present owners. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lorraine Smith, his parents Robert and Cassie Smith and a brother, Wilbert Smith. Surviving are two daughters, Suzanne and Buck Yeatts of Copper Hill and Mary Smith of Midlothian; five brothers, Robert Smith, R. B. Smith and Ray Smith, all of Copper Hill, Sam Smith and Herbert Smith of Roanoke; two sisters, Myrtle Curran of Clearwater, Fla. and Ocie Smith of Titusville, Fla; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2005, with Pastor Maurice Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Restvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home in Floyd. on April 4, 2005.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 79, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 88, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 52, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1940Farm laborer7

Family

Lorraine Sylvia Wilson b. March 10, 1922, d. June 12, 2003
Marriage*Wiley Sherman Smith married Lorraine Sylvia Wilson, daughter of James Edward "Ned" Wilson and Nancy Elvira Gaines "Elva" Walton, on February 14, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the W. Sherman Smith obituary in the Apr 4, 2005 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. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Robert W. Smith obituary in the Mar 18, 1971 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Samuel E. Smith obituary in the Jan 29, 2006 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Cassie Blankenship Smith obituary in an undated edition.
  9. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lorraine Wilson Smith obituary in the Jun 14, 2003 edition.

James Melvin Gearhart1,2,3

M, b. January 24, 1937, d. June 12, 1989
FatherEdward Casper Earlie Gearhart1,4,2,5,6 b. May 18, 1911, d. April 5, 1971
MotherBertha Virginia Eldona Dishner4,2,5,6 b. December 13, 1915, d. March 16, 2013
     James Melvin Gearhart was buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Wright's Mountain, Mercer Co., West Virginia; His tombstone reads "Leather Craftsman, Beloved Son."7 He married Connie Sue Rose.3 James Melvin Gearhart was born on January 24, 1937 at West Virginia; The Mills book has a birth date of Jan 22, 1937.7,2 He died on June 12, 1989 at age 52.7

Census Records

1940Dwelling 398, District 55-3, Barkers Ridge, Wyoming Co., West Virginia5

Family

Connie Sue Rose
Marriage*James Melvin Gearhart married Connie Sue Rose.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the James Earlie Gearhart obitiaury in the Jun 6, 2001 edition.
  2. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Gene E. Gearhart obitiaury in the Apr 17, 2003 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Eldona Gearhart obituary in the Mar 18, 2013 edition.
  7. [S631] David Hambrick and Ken Bowen, Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Mercer Co., WV.
  8. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.

Joy Hope Gearhart1,2,3,4

F, b. August 16, 1938, d. June 30, 2017
FatherEdward Casper Earlie Gearhart5,1,3,6 b. May 18, 1911, d. April 5, 1971
MotherBertha Virginia Eldona Dishner5,1,3,6 b. December 13, 1915, d. March 16, 2013
     Joy Hope Gearhart was buried at Athens Cemetery, Athens, Mercer Co., West Virginia.7 She was born on August 16, 1938 at Wyoming Co., West Virginia.1,2,7 As of August 5, 1958,her married name was Garten.4 She married Jack Elwood Garten on August 5, 1958 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.5,2,8,4 Joy Hope Gearhart died on June 30, 2017 at age 78.7

Census Records

1940Dwelling 398, District 55-3, Barkers Ridge, Wyoming Co., West Virginia3

Family

Jack Elwood Garten b. April 27, 1929, d. December 6, 2008
Marriage*Joy Hope Gearhart married Jack Elwood Garten on August 5, 1958 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.5,2,8,4 
Children
  • Victoria Jane Garten9,2,8,10
  • Janet Marie Garten2,8,10

Citations

  1. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Garten-Gearhart marriage record.
  5. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Gene E. Gearhart obitiaury in the Apr 17, 2003 edition.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Eldona Gearhart obituary in the Mar 18, 2013 edition.
  7. [S2235] Athens Cemetery, Mercer Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jack E. Garten obituary in the Dec 8, 2008 edition.
  9. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Gerald Kyle Gearhart Sr.1,2,3,4

M, b. July 15, 1944, d. June 24, 1987
FatherEdward Casper Earlie Gearhart5,2,3,6 b. May 18, 1911, d. April 5, 1971
MotherBertha Virginia Eldona Dishner5,2,3,6 b. December 13, 1915, d. March 16, 2013
     Gerald Kyle Gearhart Sr. was buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Wright's Mountain, Mercer Co., West Virginia; His tombstone reads "SP 4 U.S. Army Vietnam."1 His Social Security Number was 232-72-4796.7 He married Anna Marie Mahood.4 Gerald Kyle Gearhart Sr. was born on July 15, 1944.1,7 He died on June 24, 1987 at age 42.1

Family

Anna Marie Mahood
Marriage*He married Anna Marie Mahood.4 
Children
  • Gerald Kyle Gearhart II4
  • Joseph Todd Gearhart2

Citations

  1. [S631] David Hambrick and Ken Bowen, Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Mercer Co., WV.
  2. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  3. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  4. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  5. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Gene E. Gearhart obitiaury in the Apr 17, 2003 edition.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Eldona Gearhart obituary in the Mar 18, 2013 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Bobby Douglas Horne1,2,3

M, b. November 17, 1931, d. April 5, 1984
     Bobby Douglas Horne was buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Wright's Mountain, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 236-62-2170.4 He was born on November 17, 1931 at McDowell Co., West Virginia.1,4,3 He married Evelene Jane Gearhart, daughter of Edward Casper Earlie Gearhart and Bertha Virginia Eldona Dishner, on May 7, 1955 at Narrows, Giles Co., Virginia.2,3 Bobby Douglas Horne died on April 5, 1984 at Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 52.1

Family

Evelene Jane Gearhart
Marriage*He married Evelene Jane Gearhart, daughter of Edward Casper Earlie Gearhart and Bertha Virginia Eldona Dishner, on May 7, 1955 at Narrows, Giles Co., Virginia.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S631] David Hambrick and Ken Bowen, Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Mercer Co., WV.
  2. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  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. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.