Clara Craighead1,2,3

F, b. November 16, 1894, d. January 15, 1983
FatherCharles Otey Craighead4,1,5,6,2,3 b. March 28, 1866, d. September 4, 1959
MotherMary Ann Reanne "Ara" Simpson5,1,6,2,3 b. July 28, 1867, d. January 23, 1931
     Clara Craighead was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,3 Her Social Security Number was 227-64-1290.8 She was born on November 16, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1,3 She married Joshua Dennis Harman on September 2, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of September 2, 1939,her married name was Harman. Clara Craighead died on January 15, 1983 at Stuart, Patrick Co., Virginia, at age 88.7,3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 247, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 47, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 180, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 19, District 8, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her brother Elonza9

Occupation

1930Grocery salesman9

Family

Joshua Dennis Harman b. January 26, 1871, d. August 10, 1952
Marriage*Clara Craighead married Joshua Dennis Harman on September 2, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles O. Craighead obituary in the Sep 5, 1959 edition.
  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. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

George Alfred Craighead1,2,3,4,5

M, b. February 19, 1900, d. August 9, 1989
FatherCharles Otey Craighead2,3,6,7,4 b. March 28, 1866, d. September 4, 1959
MotherMary Ann Reanne "Ara" Simpson3,6,7,4 b. July 28, 1867, d. January 23, 1931
     His Social Security Number was 235-05-7274.8 George Alfred Craighead was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.9 He was born on February 19, 1900 at Roanoke, Virginia.8,4 He married Lenora Blanche "Danny" Gallimore on June 19, 1924 at Welch, McDowell Co., West Virginia.1,4 George Alfred Craighead died on August 9, 1989 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 89.8,5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 247, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 47, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 180, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 127, District 33, Browns Creek, McDowell Co., West Virginia10

Occupation

1920Farm laborer7
1930Coal mine bookeeper10

Family

Lenora Blanche "Danny" Gallimore b. August 31, 1904, d. November 20, 1997
Marriage*George Alfred Craighead married Lenora Blanche "Danny" Gallimore on June 19, 1924 at Welch, McDowell Co., West Virginia.1,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lenora Blanche Craighead obituary in the Nov 21, 1997 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles O. Craighead obituary in the Sep 5, 1959 edition.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Craighead-Gallimore marriage record.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [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&
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Roscoe B. Craighead1,2

M, b. August 3, 1902, d. January 12, 1980
FatherCharles Otey Craighead3,4,5,1 b. March 28, 1866, d. September 4, 1959
MotherMary Ann Reanne "Ara" Simpson4,5,1 b. July 28, 1867, d. January 23, 1931
     His Social Security Number was 225-44-4665.6 Roscoe B. Craighead was born on August 3, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 He Records filed at the Floyd Co. Virginia courthouse show that on Jan 17, 1944 Roscoe Craighead was found guilty of murder in the second degree, and sentenced to 10 years in prison. The sentence was then suspended and he was placed under the probation officer of Floyd Co. for 10 years. These records did not give any details as to what happened. Roscoe and one or more people were said to have gotten into a ruckus over Roscoe not selling more liquor to people who were already drunk resulting in the shooting according to the memory of people I have talked with. There may also have been teasing and threats made to Roscoe prior to the shooting. Court records states that the victim was Wilford Melvin Rierson. He was shot in the neck October 12, 1943 and died November 15, 1943. on January 17, 1944 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7 He died on January 12, 1980 at age 77.8

Census Records

1910Dwelling 47, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 180, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 158, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 113, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1930Retail grocery merchant1
1940Grocery merchant9

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Elonza Luther Craighead, Sr. obituary in the Jun 27, 1974 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles O. Craighead obituary in the Sep 5, 1959 edition.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S663] Paul D. Craghead, "Floyd Co., VA researcher Paul D. Craghead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  8. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Eliga Elbry "Shorty" "Ellry" Craighead1,2,3

M, b. January 26, 1904, d. May 15, 1976
FatherCharles Otey Craighead1,4,5,6 b. March 28, 1866, d. September 4, 1959
MotherMary Ann Reanne "Ara" Simpson1,5,6 b. July 28, 1867, d. January 23, 1931
     Eliga Elbry "Shorty" "Ellry" Craighead was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,3 He was born on January 26, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 He married Annie Thelma Johnson on November 2, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 Eliga Elbry "Shorty" "Ellry" Craighead died on May 15, 1976 at age 72.2,3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 47, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 180, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 125, District 30, Roanoke, Virginia8
1940Dwelling 103, District 119-34, Roanoke, Virginia9

Occupation

1930Steam railroad laborer8
1931Stock attendant1
1940Railroad store house attendant9

Family

Annie Thelma Johnson b. June 13, 1906, d. November 4, 1999
Marriage*Eliga Elbry "Shorty" "Ellry" Craighead married Annie Thelma Johnson on November 2, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S663] Paul D. Craghead, "Floyd Co., VA researcher Paul D. Craghead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  3. [S2251] Sherwood Burial Park, Roanoke Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=40016666&CRid=728583&df=all&
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles O. Craighead obituary in the Sep 5, 1959 edition.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Annie Thelma Craighead obituary in the Nov 5, 1999 edition.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S262] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 16, From the will of Clara Craighead Harman.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elizabeth Jenkins obituary in the Jan 3, 2021 edition.

William Carl Craighead1,2,3,4

M, b. March 22, 1912, d. September 9, 2005
FatherCharles Otey Craighead1,2,5,6,7 b. March 28, 1866, d. September 4, 1959
MotherMary Ann Reanne "Ara" Simpson1,2,6,7 b. July 28, 1867, d. January 23, 1931
     William Carl Craighead was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on March 22, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 He married Reba Elizabeth Hundley, daughter of William Guy "Willie" Hundley and Flora Lydia Rachel Poff, on September 4, 1940 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.8,1,2,3,9,10 William Carl Craighead died on September 9, 2005 at Smyth Co., Virginia, at age 93.2,11 He William Carl Craighead, 93, of Glade Spring, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went to be with the Lord on Friday September 9, 2005. He was a native of Floyd, Virginia, youngest son of the late Charles Otey and Mary Ann Reanne Simpson Craighead. He is survived by loving wife, Reba Hundley Craighead and his four children. The family include: son, Bill Craighead, with wife Murlene and daughter, Cari & husband, Neil Headley, of Meadowview, Virginia; the second son, Steve Craighead, resides in Galloway, Ohio with wife Patricia and children, Samuel, Michelle, Bradley, Evan and Carl; daughter, Janet Peak, lives in Floyd, Virginia with husband, Bob; the Peaks son, Chris & wife Lori also live in Floyd, Virginia; his loving daughter, Sue, resides in Blue Ridge, Virginia, her husband, Robert Bryant, is deceased, her children, Robert Daniel Bryant, Beth Lisk & Dawn Whitcomb reside in the Roanoke Valley. Beth and husband, Nick, blessed Mr. Craighead with his first great-grandchild, Mikael. Dawn and husband, John Whitcomb III, further blessed the family with great-daughter, Brayley. Other surviving family include brother & sister-in-law, Keith & Opal Young of Check, Virginia. Carl worked 40 years for the Norfolk & Western Railroad. On retirement, he and wife Reba, spent over twenty years pursuing their hobby of purchasing and selling antiques at Abingdon Flea Market. His thriving garden and family were the joys of his life. He served his church, Glade Spring Presbyterian Church, as elder and deacon. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2005 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with Mr. Larry Phillips presiding. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday September 11, 2005 at Maberry Funeral Home. Interment will be at Head of the River Cemetery in Check, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (800) 872-3283, www.pcusa.org or any Presbyterian Church for survivors of hurricane Katrina. Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home, 745-2121.
on September 11, 2005.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 180, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 158, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Reba Elizabeth Hundley b. August 19, 1922, d. May 12, 2010
Marriage*William Carl Craighead married Reba Elizabeth Hundley, daughter of William Guy "Willie" Hundley and Flora Lydia Rachel Poff, on September 4, 1940 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.8,1,2,3,9,10 
Children
  • Janet Orean Craighead1,2,3,9
  • William Masil "Bill" Craighead1,2,3
  • Monta Sue Craighead1,2,3,9
  • Steven Lane "Steve" Craighead1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Craighead-Hundley 65th wedding anniversary announcement in the Sep 1, 2005 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Carl Craighead obituary in the Sep 11, 2005 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reba Hundley Craighead obituary in the May 13, 2010 edition.
  4. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles O. Craighead obituary in the Sep 5, 1959 edition.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S155] Hundley, online http://www.angelfire.com/ca3/tyreeanna/hundley3.html
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Opal Joyce Hundley Young obituary in the Sep 6, 2013 edition.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Mittie Shuff Jones1

F, b. September 15, 1896, d. February 3, 1991
     Mittie Shuff Jones was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.1 She was born on September 15, 1896 at Wythe Co., Virginia.1 She married Elonzia Luther Craighead Sr., son of Charles Otey Craighead and Mary Ann Reanne "Ara" Simpson, circa 1920.2,1,3 As of circa 1920,her married name was Craighead.2 Mittie Shuff Jones died on February 3, 1991 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 94.1,4 She Mrs. Mittie Shuff Jones Craighead, age 94, of Crescent Blvd., died Sunday. Mrs. Craighead was an active member of New Hope Christian Church. She was born in Wythe County on September 15, 1896, the daughter of the late Mark Harden and Lucinda Jones. She was the widow of Elonzia L. Craighead, Sr., formerly of Floyd County, Va. She was owner and proprietor of Virginia Grocery for 56 years and the developer of a water company which served the residents of 220 South and Starkey Rd. area until the purchase and development of Tanglewood Mall. She was preceded in death by her three children, Jones A. Craighead, and most recently Junior Craighead and Dorothy Nye. She is survived by her devoted daughter-in-law, Iris B. Craighead; grandchildren, Joyce Marleen Begley, Carol Robertson Campbell, B.W. Robertson, II, all of Roanoke; great-grandchildren, George and Charley Begley; Christy, Neil, and Beth Campbell; Donna Mack, Benny and Danny Robertson, all of Roanoke; two great-great-grandchildren, Emily and Isaac Mack, both of Troutville. She was blessed with loving nieces and nephews, Peachie Kingery, Virginia Reedy, Catherine Vandergrift, all of Roanoke; Lois Ogle, Marion; Harry Jones, Chattanooga, Tenn; Clarence (Bo) Jones, Oscala, Fla; other devoted nieces and nephews include the Jones and Sanders families of Radford and Pulaski County; sisters-in law and brothers-in-law including Thelma, Blanche, Reba, and Carl Craighead; Bessie McDonald, all of the Roanoke Area; numerous beloved nieces and nephews of the Craighead and Wilson families. Among her many cherished friends are Lorraine VanBriggle and Billy Middleton. Funeral services will be conducted at New Hope Christian Church, 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 1991 with Rev. David M. Derrow officiating. Interment in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Lotz Roanoke Chapel. on February 4, 1991.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 19, District 8, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 17, District 81-16, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia5

Family

Elonzia Luther Craighead Sr. b. June 8, 1892, d. June 23, 1974
Marriage*Mittie Shuff Jones married Elonzia Luther Craighead Sr., son of Charles Otey Craighead and Mary Ann Reanne "Ara" Simpson, circa 1920.2,1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mittie Shuff Jones Craighead obituary in the Feb 4, 1991 edition.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Elonza Luther Craighead, Sr. obituary in the Jun 27, 1974 edition.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S262] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 16, From the will of Clara Craighead Harman.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elonzia Luther Craighead obituary in the Nov 8, 1990 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dorothy V. Craighead Nye obituary in the Dec 14, 1990 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Lenora Blanche "Danny" Gallimore1,2

F, b. August 31, 1904, d. November 20, 1997
     Lenora Blanche "Danny" Gallimore was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.1 Her Social Security Number was 235-05-7297.3 She was born on August 31, 1904 at Grayson Co., Virginia.3,2 She married George Alfred Craighead, son of Charles Otey Craighead and Mary Ann Reanne "Ara" Simpson, on June 19, 1924 at Welch, McDowell Co., West Virginia.1,2 As of June 19, 1924,her married name was Craighead.2 Lenora Blanche "Danny" Gallimore died on November 20, 1997 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 93.1 She Craighead, Lenora Blanche, (Danny), 93 of Roanoke died Thursday, November 20, 1997, in a Salem hospital. She was a member of Greene Memorial United Methodist Church. Mrs. Craighead was preceded in death by her husband George A. Craighead. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Gary Johnson of Roanoke; two granddaughters and their husbands, Vickie Lynn and Jay Harshbarger, Salem, Jamie and Rutledge Robertson. Roanoke; one grandson and his wife, Michael and Sandie Hedgecock, Knoxville Tenn; four great-grandchildren, Chad and his wife Jennifer Hedgecock, Knoxville Tenn., Stephanie and Erica Robertson, Roanoke, Brad Harshbarger, Salem; two great-great-grandchildren, Shelby and Cory Hedgecock; and a sister, Imogene Hansen, Greenfield, Calif. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's North Chapel at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, November 22, 1997 with the Rev. Robert L. Watts officiating. Private burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday at Oakey's North Chapel. on November 21, 1997.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 127, District 33, Browns Creek, McDowell Co., West Virginia4

Family

George Alfred Craighead b. February 19, 1900, d. August 9, 1989
Marriage*Lenora Blanche "Danny" Gallimore married George Alfred Craighead, son of Charles Otey Craighead and Mary Ann Reanne "Ara" Simpson, on June 19, 1924 at Welch, McDowell Co., West Virginia.1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lenora Blanche Craighead obituary in the Nov 21, 1997 edition.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Craighead-Gallimore marriage record.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Virginia Carroll "Jenny" Craighead1,2,3

F, b. May 11, 1925
FatherGeorge Alfred Craighead1,2,3 b. February 19, 1900, d. August 9, 1989
MotherLenora Blanche "Danny" Gallimore1,2,3 b. August 31, 1904, d. November 20, 1997
     Virginia Carroll "Jenny" Craighead was born on May 11, 1925 at Krollitz, McDowell Co., West Virginia.3 As of December 22, 1945,her married name was Hedgecock.3 She married Carl Randolph Hedgecock on December 22, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,3 As of May 15, 1976,her married name was Johnson.3 Virginia Carroll "Jenny" Craighead married Gary Bannett Johnson on May 15, 1976 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 127, District 33, Browns Creek, McDowell Co., West Virginia2

Family 1

Carl Randolph Hedgecock b. June 12, 1925, d. February 1, 1966
Marriage*Virginia Carroll "Jenny" Craighead married Carl Randolph Hedgecock on December 22, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,3 
Children
  • Vickie Lynn Hedgecock3
  • Michael Randolph Hedgecock3
  • Jamie Kaye Hedgecock3

Family 2

Gary Bannett Johnson
Marriage*Virginia Carroll "Jenny" Craighead married Gary Bannett Johnson on May 15, 1976 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,3 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lenora Blanche Craighead obituary in the Nov 21, 1997 edition.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Anderson E. Aldredge1

M, b. May 11, 1817
FatherEzekiel Aldredge1
MotherNancy Kempleton1
     Anderson E. Aldredge was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He married Beulah Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith.1 Anderson E. Aldredge was born on May 11, 1817 at Virginia.1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Family

Beulah Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith b. April 26, 1819, d. February 19, 1900
Marriage*Anderson E. Aldredge married Beulah Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S2720] Roanoke City VA Archives - Fairview Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  5. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Annie Thelma Johnson1

F, b. June 13, 1906, d. November 4, 1999
     Annie Thelma Johnson was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 Her Social Security Number was 226-01-2316.3 She was born on June 13, 1906 at Norfolk, Virginia.3,4 She married Eliga Elbry "Shorty" "Ellry" Craighead, son of Charles Otey Craighead and Mary Ann Reanne "Ara" Simpson, on November 2, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2 As of November 2, 1931,her married name was Craighead. Annie Thelma Johnson died on November 4, 1999 at Virginia at age 93.3,2 She Craighead, Annie Thelma, 93 of Roanoke passed away Thursday, November 4, 1999. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years, Ellry E. Craighead. Surving are daughters and sons-in-law; Elizabeth Ann and Daniel Jenkins, Roanoke, Jeanette and Michael Stover, Dunedin, Fla. and Sandra C. Hope, Roanoke. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Saturday November 6, 1999 at Lotz Roanoke Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Ken Atkins officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. on November 5, 1999.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 103, District 119-34, Roanoke, Virginia5

Family

Eliga Elbry "Shorty" "Ellry" Craighead b. January 26, 1904, d. May 15, 1976
Marriage*Annie Thelma Johnson married Eliga Elbry "Shorty" "Ellry" Craighead, son of Charles Otey Craighead and Mary Ann Reanne "Ara" Simpson, on November 2, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S663] Paul D. Craghead, "Floyd Co., VA researcher Paul D. Craghead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Annie Thelma Craighead obituary in the Nov 5, 1999 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elizabeth Jenkins obituary in the Jan 3, 2021 edition.

Elizabeth Ann Craighead1,2,3,4

F, b. November 25, 1937, d. December 20, 2020
FatherEliga Elbry "Shorty" "Ellry" Craighead1,2,5,4 b. January 26, 1904, d. May 15, 1976
MotherAnnie Thelma Johnson2,5,4 b. June 13, 1906, d. November 4, 1999
     Elizabeth Ann Craighead was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 She was born on November 25, 1937 at Virginia.5,4 As of circa 1957,her married name was Jenkins.7 She married Daniel Wayne Jenkins circa 1957.2,4,7 Elizabeth Ann Craighead died on December 20, 2020 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 83.4 She Elizabeth "Ann" Jenkins, 83, of Roanoke, died on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at her residence. She was born on November 25, 1937, to the late Ellery and Thelma Johnson Craighead. She worked many years at Pitzer Transfer and then went on to work at Arlenes Uniform. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Daniel "Bud" Jenkins. Those left to cherish her memory are four daughters, Kathy Huffman (Ronnie), Sherry Jenkins, Danette Flowers (Michelle), and Merry Dearien (John); 14 grandchildren, Randall Jenkins (Lindsey), Jennifer Owens (Anthony), Kevin Cornette (LeAnn), Angel Fleming (David), Melissa Callahan, Stephanie Guercin (Richard), Danielle Callahan, James "Scooter" Braley, Daniel Braley (Cynthia), Travis Dearien, Summer Braley, Shane Dearien (Jessie), Brittany Mauro, and John Harvey Dearien (Johnnie); 36 great-grandchildren; sister, Sandra Hope; nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends; and her special furry companion, Maggie. The family would like to thank Carilion Hospice for all the care and compassion they showed the family. Due to Covid, a memorial service will be held at a later time. She will be missed by all who knew her. on January 3, 2021.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 103, District 119-34, Roanoke, Virginia5

Family

Daniel Wayne Jenkins b. January 20, 1937, d. December 6, 2012
Marriage*Elizabeth Ann Craighead married Daniel Wayne Jenkins circa 1957.2,4,7 
Children
  • Danette Jenkins4
  • Katherine Juanita Jenkins3,4
  • Sherry Ann Jenkins4,3
  • Merry Gina Jenkins4,3

Citations

  1. [S262] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 16, From the will of Clara Craighead Harman.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Annie Thelma Craighead obituary in the Nov 5, 1999 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elizabeth Jenkins obituary in the Jan 3, 2021 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2251] Sherwood Burial Park, Roanoke Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=40016666&CRid=728583&df=all&
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Daniel Wayne Jenkins obituary in the Dec 9, 2012 edition.

Daniel Wayne Jenkins1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. January 20, 1937, d. December 6, 2012
     Daniel Wayne Jenkins was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,5 He was born on January 20, 1937 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.5,6 He married Elizabeth Ann Craighead, daughter of Eliga Elbry "Shorty" "Ellry" Craighead and Annie Thelma Johnson, circa 1957.1,7,5 Daniel Wayne Jenkins died on December 6, 2012 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 75.3,5 He Daniel Wayne (Bud) Jenkins, 75, of Roanoke, died Thursday, December 6, 2012, at his residence. Born January 20, 1937, he was a son of the late, James Russell Sr. and Juanita Cash Jenkins. Daniel attended Cornerstone Baptist Church. He retired from Pitzer Transfer after many years of service. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother and sister. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ann C. Jenkins; four daughters; two brothers; two sisters; 14 grandchildren; numerous great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends; and his special companion, Sassy. The family would like to thank Carilion Hospice for all the care and compassion they showed the family. A graveside service will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at Sherwood Memorial Park with Pastor James Patterson officiating. on December 9, 2012.5

Family

Elizabeth Ann Craighead b. November 25, 1937, d. December 20, 2020
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Ann Craighead, daughter of Eliga Elbry "Shorty" "Ellry" Craighead and Annie Thelma Johnson, circa 1957.1,7,5 
Children
  • Danette Jenkins7
  • Katherine Juanita Jenkins2,7
  • Sherry Ann Jenkins7,2
  • Merry Gina Jenkins7,2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Annie Thelma Craighead obituary in the Nov 5, 1999 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S2251] Sherwood Burial Park, Roanoke Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=40016666&CRid=728583&df=all&
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Daniel Wayne Jenkins obituary in the Dec 9, 2012 edition.
  6. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elizabeth Jenkins obituary in the Jan 3, 2021 edition.

Robert Eugene "Bob" Peak1,2,3

M, b. September 17, 1943, d. November 21, 2013
     His Social Security Number was 228-54-1743.4 Robert Eugene "Bob" Peak was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on September 17, 1943 at Chilhowie, Smyth Co., Virginia.2,4 He married Janet Orean Craighead, daughter of William Carl Craighead and Reba Elizabeth Hundley, on June 16, 1962 at Washington Co., Virginia.5,6,1,2 Robert Eugene "Bob" Peak died on November 21, 2013 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 70.1,4,3 He Robert Eugene (Bob) Peak, 70, of Floyd, went to rest in Jesus' arms on Thursday, November 21, 2013 after a valiant fight with brain cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones, including his wife of 51 years, Janet Craighead Peak and his only son, Christopher Hundley Peak. He is preceded in death by his father, Clarence Alonzo Peak; mother, Mary Louise Williams Peak; one sister, Mildred Peak Blevins; and four brothers, Harold, Troy, Clarencie, and Joe Peak.He is survived by one sister, Mary Peak Tate; his wife and son; a beloved grandson, Greyson Michael Peak; daughter-in-law, Lori Hartman Peak; and many beloved relatives and friends. He maintained friendship with many of his VA TECH football teammates as well as students and personnel from many years in education.Bob taught at Blacksburg High School from 1964-1968. He moved to Floyd County in 1968 to serve as administrator at Floyd County High School, Willis Elementary School, and Check Elementary School. Bob was a member of Masonic Lodge #329 and spent years on the Community Service Board. He served on several Southern Association of Schools and Colleges evaluation committees. He was a member of the Floyd Presbyterian Church, filling several terms on the church Session. After retirement, Bob developed a keen interest in antique fishing tackle and became friends worldwide of others with similar interests. He was a member of the North Carolina Fishing Tackle Club and the National Fishing Tackle Collectors Association. By use of the computer he shared his interest and knowledge with many, which was his great joy in years of retirement.The family wishes to extend special appreciation to Dr. Garry Kuiken, Good Samaritan Hospice personnel, beloved brother-in-law, Bill Craighead; special friend, Roger Hollandsworth; and caretaker, Matthew Ratliff.Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the Presbyterian Church of Floyd with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating. Interment to follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 257 Floyd, VA 24091, to Floyd Young Life, P.O. Box 662 Floyd, VA 24091, or to the Presbyterian Church of Floyd, 169 Newtown Rd. N.E. Floyd, VA 24091. on November 22, 2013.1

Family

Janet Orean Craighead
Marriage*He married Janet Orean Craighead, daughter of William Carl Craighead and Reba Elizabeth Hundley, on June 16, 1962 at Washington Co., Virginia.5,6,1,2 
Child
  • Christopher Hundley Peak7,5,1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Eugene Peak obituary in the Nov 22, 2013 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  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 William Carl Craighead obituary in the Sep 11, 2005 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reba Hundley Craighead obituary in the May 13, 2010 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Craighead-Hundley 65th wedding anniversary announcement in the Sep 1, 2005 edition.