Leonard Samuel Poff1,2,3

M, b. July 7, 1915, d. January 17, 1979
FatherJames Bostonia "Boss" Poff1,3 b. January 6, 1881, d. May 27, 1919
MotherDella Jane "Delia" Manning1,4,5,6,3 b. September 11, 1881, d. March 2, 1966
     His Social Security Number was 230-05-2749.7 Leonard Samuel Poff was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,3 He was born on July 7, 1915 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,2,3 He married Thurzetta Lula "Etta" Jewell, daughter of Oscar Curtis Jewell and Forence Butt, on August 17, 1940 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,8,3 Leonard Samuel Poff died on January 17, 1979 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 63.2,3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 110, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 63, District 1, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 3, District 61-2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1940Private house laborer6

Family

Thurzetta Lula "Etta" Jewell b. September 25, 1918, d. November 24, 2006
Marriage*Leonard Samuel Poff married Thurzetta Lula "Etta" Jewell, daughter of Oscar Curtis Jewell and Forence Butt, on August 17, 1940 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,8,3 
Children
  • James Poff8
  • Barbara Allen Poff8,9
  • Brenda Lee Poff8,10,11,9

Citations

  1. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [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&
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thurzetta Jewell Poff obituary in the Nov 26, 2006 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Gibson-Pagans wedding announcement in the Nov 25, 2001 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ward-Pagans wedding announcement in the Nov 23, 2003 edition.

Clarice Gay Poff1

F, b. January 17, 1913, d. May 11, 2003
FatherJames Bostonia "Boss" Poff2,3 b. January 6, 1881, d. May 27, 1919
MotherDella Jane "Delia" Manning4,5,2,3 b. September 11, 1881, d. March 2, 1966
     Clarice Gay Poff was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 Her Social Security Number was 229-54-8184.6 She was born on January 17, 1913 at Virginia.6 As of March 18, 1931,her married name was St. Clair.3 She married Ernest Herman St. Clair on March 18, 1931 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3 Clarice Gay Poff died on May 11, 2003 at Virginia at age 90.1,6 She St.CLAIR, Clarice Gay Poff, 90, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Herman St.Clair, one daughter, Margaret Ann and a grandson, Kevin Ponting. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul H. and Betty St.Clair; daughters and sons-in-law, June S. and Junior Altizer, Billie S. and John Lazore, Carolyn S. Ponting; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 4 p.m. at the Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. Sam Huntley officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Lotz Salem Chapel. on May 12, 2003.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 110, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 63, District 1, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 11, District 61-2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Family

Ernest Herman St. Clair b. July 24, 1911, d. July, 1986
Marriage*Clarice Gay Poff married Ernest Herman St. Clair on March 18, 1931 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clarice Gay Poff St.Clair obituary in the May 12, 2003 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thelma P. Long obituary in the Aug 31, 1991 edition.
  3. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Paul Henry St.Clair, Sr. obituary in the Mar 26, 2016 edition.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  11. [S1697] W. W. Gardner and Evelyn M. Wells, Records of Death - Book 18, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Jan 1, 1935 - Jul 31, 1941.
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kevin Leigh Ponting obituary in the Feb 5, 1998 edition.

Thelma Virginia Poff1,2

F, b. December 29, 1919, d. November 9, 1974
FatherWilliam Archer "Arch" Poff3,1,4,5,6 b. September 5, 1896, d. April 27, 1957
MotherLula Sonya Poff3,1,4,5,6 b. September 19, 1901, d. August 11, 1987
     Thelma Virginia Poff was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.7,6 She was born on December 29, 1919 at James City Co., Virginia.7,6,8 As of August 14, 1948,her married name was Dooley.8 She married James Marvin Dooley Sr. on August 14, 1948 at Roanoke, Virginia.6,8 Thelma Virginia Poff died on November 9, 1974 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 54.7,6

Census Records

1930Dwelling 104, District 27, Roanoke, Virginia3
1940Dwelling 104, District 119-49, Roanoke, Virginia4

Occupation

1940Cotton mill worker4

Family

James Marvin Dooley Sr. b. May 7, 1905, d. January 1, 1988
Marriage*Thelma Virginia Poff married James Marvin Dooley Sr. on August 14, 1948 at Roanoke, Virginia.6,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Normalaine Poff Wiseman obituary in the Feb 11, 2012 edition.
  2. [S3636] Courtney Dooley, "James and Thelma Dooley," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Apr 28, 2013.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bonnie Poff Chewning obituary in the Mar 22, 2013 edition.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S2722] Roanoke City VA Archives - Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Marvin Dooley, Jr., obituary in the Feb 12, 2007 edition.

James Marvin Dooley Sr.1,2,3

M, b. May 7, 1905, d. January 1, 1988
     James Marvin Dooley Sr. was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.4 His Social Security Number was 226-01-1034.5 He was born on May 7, 1905 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.5,3 He married Thelma Virginia Poff, daughter of William Archer "Arch" Poff and Lula Sonya Poff, on August 14, 1948 at Roanoke, Virginia.6,3 James Marvin Dooley Sr. died on January 1, 1988 at age 82.4

Family

Thelma Virginia Poff b. December 29, 1919, d. November 9, 1974
Marriage*He married Thelma Virginia Poff, daughter of William Archer "Arch" Poff and Lula Sonya Poff, on August 14, 1948 at Roanoke, Virginia.6,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Marvin Dooley, Jr., obituary in the Feb 12, 2007 edition.
  2. [S3636] Courtney Dooley, "James and Thelma Dooley," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Apr 28, 2013.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S2722] Roanoke City VA Archives - Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Howard Lee Gray1,2,3,4

M, b. October 3, 1895, d. August 1, 1965
FatherHoward Columbus Gray5,2,6 b. May 10, 1869, d. November 10, 1941
MotherKatherine Eva "Kate" Garnand5,2,6,7 b. September 26, 1875, d. September 22, 1959
     Howard Lee Gray was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He was born on October 3, 1895 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Allie Marie Board, daughter of Erasmus M. "Ras" Board and Laura Elizabeth DeWeese, on November 8, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,4 Howard Lee Gray died on August 1, 1965 at Williamson, Mingo Co., West Virginia, at age 69.1

Census Records

1900Dwelling 204, District 69, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 80, District 99, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 560, District 118, Williamson, Mingo Co., West Virginia8
1930Dwelling 118, District 21, Kimball, McDowell Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1920Railroad garage foreman8
1930Railroad foreman9

Family

Allie Marie Board b. March 28, 1897, d. June 5, 1952
Marriage*Howard Lee Gray married Allie Marie Board, daughter of Erasmus M. "Ras" Board and Laura Elizabeth DeWeese, on November 8, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S3984] Barden Funeral Home, online http://www.bardenfuneralhome.com, From the Charles Boland Gray obituary.
  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. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Katherine Eva Gray obituary in the Sep 23, 1969 edition.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Mary Margaret Gray death certificate.
  11. [S3477] Charles Boland Gray, "Charles Boland Gray," e-mail to Mary Frances Conner Williams, Jan 2001.

Charles Boland Gray1,2

M, b. July 17, 1930, d. December 3, 2013
FatherHoward Lee Gray1,2 b. October 3, 1895, d. August 1, 1965
MotherAllie Marie Board1,2 b. March 28, 1897, d. June 5, 1952
     Charles Boland Gray Charles Boland Gray, age 83, of Wheeler, died at his home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 after a short battle with lung cancer, with family by his side. Charles was born on July 17, 1930, in Kimball, WV, the son of Howard Lee and Allie Marie (Board) Gray. He married Mary Imajean Scalf on July 27, 1951 at the Naval Air Station in Oceana, VA. After 52 years of marriage Mary passed on June 30, 2003. Charles retired from the Navy after 22 years of service with a rank of Chief Warrant Officer-2. From there he went on to work for the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital retiring after 27 years. He is a member of the USS Kitty Hawk Veterans Assoc., and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He enjoyed putting on magic shows, researching his family history, and discussing politics. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, brother; Howard Lee Gray, sister; Kathryn Waller, and one great grandson Zachary Gordon Nahsohn. Charles is survived by his five daughters; Angela Gray-Couture of Lemon Grove, CA, Connie Gray of Temecula, CA, Kathy (Lee) Aland of Chula Vista, CA, Elizabeth (Roger) Raycraft of Wheeler, MI, and Jennifer (Rashid) Al-Turkistani of McKinney, TX. He is also survived by his 23 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held at the Barden Funeral Home in Ithaca on Friday, December 6th, from 5-7 pm. San Diego services will be Friday, December 13th at the LDS Stake Center 8472 Blossom Lane, Lemon Grove, Ca 91945. A viewing will take place at the Stake Center from 12-1 pm, funeral service will be from 1-2 pm with graveside service immediately following at Greenwood Mortuary 4300 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA.2 He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park, 4300 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, San Diego Co., California.2 He was born on July 17, 1930 at Kimball, McDowell Co., West Virginia.1,2 He married Mary Imajean Scalf on July 27, 1951 at Oceana, Princess Anne Co., Virginia.1,2 Charles Boland Gray died on December 3, 2013 at Wheeler, Gratiot Co., Michigan, at age 83.2

Family

Mary Imajean Scalf b. November 1, 1932, d. June 30, 2003
Marriage*He married Mary Imajean Scalf on July 27, 1951 at Oceana, Princess Anne Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children
  • Angela Marie Gray1,2
  • Connie Irene Gray1,2
  • Kathy Anne Gray1,2
  • Elizabeth Louise Gray1,2
  • Jennifer Marlene Gray1,2

Citations

  1. [S3477] Charles Boland Gray, "Charles Boland Gray," e-mail to Mary Frances Conner Williams, Jan 2001.
  2. [S3984] Barden Funeral Home, online http://www.bardenfuneralhome.com, From the Charles Boland Gray obituary.

Charles Emmettt "Charlie" Williams1

M, b. March 27, 1870, d. August 7, 1965
     Charles Emmettt "Charlie" Williams was buried at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Rt. 221 east from Floyd, left on Bethlehem Church Road NE, left at next fork (Red Oak Grove Road north), on a hill across from Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He married Olive Jane Bower, daughter of Zachariah T. "Zachary" Bower and Catherine Holt.1 Charles Emmettt "Charlie" Williams was born on March 27, 1870 at Virginia.2 He died on August 7, 1965 at age 95.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 165, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his brother-in-law Noah Gray3

Occupation

1920Flour mill millwright3

Family

Olive Jane Bower b. November 1, 1871, d. September 8, 1942
Marriage*Charles Emmettt "Charlie" Williams married Olive Jane Bower, daughter of Zachariah T. "Zachary" Bower and Catherine Holt.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Isaac Carter Williams obituary in the Feb 5, 1981 edition.
  2. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ileda Arlene Williams Blackwell obituary in the Mar 29, 2016 edition.
  6. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  9. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

Olive Jane Bower1

F, b. November 1, 1871, d. September 8, 1942
FatherZachariah T. "Zachary" Bower b. December 18, 1848, d. May 26, 1934
MotherCatherine Holt b. July 23, 1851, d. May 26, 1924
     Olive Jane Bower married Charles Emmettt "Charlie" Williams.1 Olive Jane Bower was buried at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Rt. 221 east from Floyd, left on Bethlehem Church Road NE, left at next fork (Red Oak Grove Road north), on a hill across from Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Her married name was Williams. She was born on November 1, 1871 at Virginia.2 She died on September 8, 1942 at age 70.2

Family

Charles Emmettt "Charlie" Williams b. March 27, 1870, d. August 7, 1965
Marriage*She married Charles Emmettt "Charlie" Williams.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Isaac Carter Williams obituary in the Feb 5, 1981 edition.
  2. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ileda Arlene Williams Blackwell obituary in the Mar 29, 2016 edition.
  5. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  8. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

Frank J. Shelor1,2

M, b. September 6, 1931, d. March 28, 2007
     His Social Security Number was 229-46-3941.3 Frank J. Shelor was born on September 6, 1931.3 He married Ileda Velma Blackwell, daughter of Robert Sherman Blackwell and Eula Belle Williams, on December 28, 1952.1 Frank J. Shelor died on March 28, 2007 at Virginia at age 75.2,3 He Frank J. Shelor, 75, of Floyd, Va., passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruster and Elizabeth Shelor; sister and brotherin-law, Mary Elizabeth and Gorden Pilson; sister, Virginia Smith; brother, Charles Shelor. He served in the Army from May 1952 to May 1954 during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Ileda Shelor; daughters, Belva Shelor, Melva Shelor; brother and sistersin-law, Lewis and Isabel Shelor, Francis Shelor; brother-in-law, Jack Smith; mother-in-law, Eula W. Martin; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jane and Richard Shank, Louise and Thomas Hall, Mary and W.B. Nolen; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Pat Blackwell, Kenneth and Kathy Blackwell; stepbrothers-in-law, Fred Quesenberry and Eugene Quesenberry; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, April 1, 2007, at Floyd United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Gregory, the Rev. Robert Blackwell, and the Rev. Thomas Hall officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Floyd County Rescue P.O. Box 257, Floyd, Va. 24091 or Red Oak Grove Cemetery, c/o Grant Belcher, 799 Huckleberry Ridge Road, NE, Floyd, Va. 24091. Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home. on March 30, 2007.2

Family

Ileda Velma Blackwell
Marriage*He married Ileda Velma Blackwell, daughter of Robert Sherman Blackwell and Eula Belle Williams, on December 28, 1952.1 
Children
  • Melva Dean Shelor1,2
  • Belva Jean Shelor1,2

Citations

  1. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Frank J. Shelor obitutary in the Mar 30, 2007 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.