Sarah E. Lee Furrow1,2

F, b. April 6, 1870, d. January 1, 1932
FatherJames Mathias Furrow3,4,1,2,5,6,7 b. July 20, 1847, d. June 22, 1918
MotherAbigail "Abbie" Vest3,4,1,2,5,7,6,8 b. May 2, 1846, d. December 7, 1933
     Sarah E. Lee Furrow was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.9 She was born on April 6, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,9,4,1 She married Abraham Lincoln Vest, son of Jacob H. Vest and Mary Jane Shockey, on July 9, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 As of July 9, 1928,her married name was Vest. Sarah E. Lee Furrow died on January 1, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 61.9,4,1

Census Records

1870Dwelling 31, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1880Dwelling 65, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 122, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 179, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 104, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 157, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Family

Abraham Lincoln Vest b. June 15, 1862, d. April 17, 1957
Marriage*Sarah E. Lee Furrow married Abraham Lincoln Vest, son of Jacob H. Vest and Mary Jane Shockey, on July 9, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  10. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Emma Ellen Thurman1,2

F, b. February 19, 1857, d. January 27, 1927
FatherDavid Saunder Thurman1,3,4,2 b. May 4, 1809, d. February 22, 1884
MotherAnn Amelia Livesay1,3,4,2 b. October 28, 1818, d. August 20, 1901
     Emma Ellen Thurman was buried at Harvestwood Cemetery, intersection of Rt. 681 and Rt. 682, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia.5 She was born on February 19, 1857 at Virginia.5 She married Abraham Lincoln Vest, son of Jacob H. Vest and Mary Jane Shockey, on December 22, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 As of December 22, 1885,her married name was Vest. Emma Ellen Thurman died on January 27, 1927 at age 69.5

Census Records

1860Dwelling 114, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1870Dwelling 188, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1880Dwelling 289, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 193, District 18, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1910Dwelling 1, District 49, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 46, District 99, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1880Teacher4

Family

Abraham Lincoln Vest b. June 15, 1862, d. April 17, 1957
Marriage*Emma Ellen Thurman married Abraham Lincoln Vest, son of Jacob H. Vest and Mary Jane Shockey, on December 22, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  6. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Infant Twin Son Conner1

M, b. June 29, 1949, d. June 29, 1949
FatherRufus Armor "Brown" Conner1,2 b. September 23, 1917, d. February 19, 2005
MotherNewassa Augustine "Peggy" Craighead1,2 b. August 31, 1926, d. March 3, 2016
     Infant Twin Son Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He died on June 29, 1949 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on June 29, 1949 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Newassa Craighead Conner obituary in the Mar 4, 2016 edition.

Infant Twin Daughter Conner1

F, b. June 29, 1949, d. June 29, 1949
FatherRufus Armor "Brown" Conner1,2 b. September 23, 1917, d. February 19, 2005
MotherNewassa Augustine "Peggy" Craighead1,2 b. August 31, 1926, d. March 3, 2016
     Infant Twin Daughter Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She died on June 29, 1949 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on June 29, 1949 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Newassa Craighead Conner obituary in the Mar 4, 2016 edition.

Carlin Gentry Maberry1,2,3,4,5

M, b. December 25, 1929, d. June 21, 2008
     Carlin Gentry Maberry was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He was born on December 25, 1929 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,5 He married Jo Ann Conner, daughter of John Henry Curtis Conner and Clytie Ocie Bell, on June 5, 1953 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 Carlin Gentry Maberry died on June 21, 2008 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 78.3,4,6 He FLOYD - Carlin Gentry Maberry, 78, Manager of Maberry Funeral Home, passed away on Saturday June 21, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, C. Oden and Annie Mae Maberry. Mr. Maberry was a longtime member of Floyd Lodge #202, I.O.O.F., Canton Roanoke #11 P.M. I.O.O.F., Jacksonville Encampment #36, I.O.O.F., Floyd Rebekah Lodge #77, Floyd Moose Lodge #2300, United Commercial Travelers (Roanoke Council), 25 year active member of the Floyd Co. Vol. Fire Dept. He served as Chairman of the Floyd Co. Bloodmobile for 11 years and was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Floyd United Methodist Church. He was a 1947 Graduate of Willis High School & a 1951 Graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, Nashville, TN. He served as Past President of the Southwest VA Funeral Directors Association and a Past Board Member of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association. Mr. Maberry served as Manager of Maberry Funeral Home, Inc. since 1960 and President since 1992. Survivors include: his wife, Jo Ann Conner Maberry, Floyd; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Larry Phillips, Mitzi and Rodney Roberson, all of Floyd; granddaughter, Nicole Ann Roberson, Floyd. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with Rev. Richard Gregory and Rev. Richard Thomas officiating. Interment followed at Jacksonville Cemetery. The family request that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Floyd County Vol. Fire Dept. P.O. Box 33 Floyd, VA 24091 or the Floyd United Methodist Church Building Fund P.O. Box 55 Floyd, VA 24091. Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home, Inc. on July 29, 2008.3

Family

Jo Ann Conner
Marriage*He married Jo Ann Conner, daughter of John Henry Curtis Conner and Clytie Ocie Bell, on June 5, 1953 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children
  • Ann Renee Maberry2,3
  • Mitzi Jo Maberry2,3

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S1709] Bland County News, From the Carlin Gentry Maberry obituary in the Jul 29, 2008 edition.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Veda Bly Conner1,2

F, b. July 6, 1912, d. June 20, 2004
FatherAlbert Conner1,2,3,4,5 b. August 30, 1888, d. March 31, 1947
MotherOra Adaline "Orrie" Conner1,2,3,4,5 b. November 4, 1892, d. March 20, 1957
     Her Social Security Number was 229-36-8711.6 Veda Bly Conner was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.1 She was born on July 6, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6,3 She married Thomas F. L. "Tom" Bowles, son of Daniel Washington Bowles and Minnie E. Mills, on August 11, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3,7 As of August 11, 1934,her married name was Bowles. Veda Bly Conner died on June 20, 2004 at Virginia at age 91.1,6 She Veda Blye Conner Bowles, 92, of Roanoke, died Sunday, June 20, 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Ora Conner of Copper Hill, Va. and her husband, Thomas F. "Tom" Bowles, three brothers, Garwood Conner, Wilson Conner, Marshall Conner, one sister, Ileda Mills. Survivors include one brother, E. G. Conner of Copper Hill; one son, Lawrence W. Bowles of Bedford; two granddaughters, S. Michele Gauci of Bedford, Rhonda Jo Gardner of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Joseph L. Gardner and Margaret A. F. "Molly" Gardner of Bedford. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 22, 2004 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel. Graveside services will follow in Evergreen Burial Park with Mr. Ron Wilson officiating. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 989-3131. on June 21, 2004.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 100, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 165, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 295, District 119-48, Roanoke, Virginia8

Family

Thomas F. L. "Tom" Bowles b. April 4, 1911, d. March 15, 1988
Marriage*Veda Bly Conner married Thomas F. L. "Tom" Bowles, son of Daniel Washington Bowles and Minnie E. Mills, on August 11, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3,7 
Child
  • Lawrence Wayne Bowles1,3,8

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Veda Blye Conner Bowles obituary in the Jun 21, 2004 edition.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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. [S2253] Evergreen Burial Park, 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&GRid=61845073&CRid=50174&df=all&
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Wilford Harman Conner1

M, b. November 24, 1914, d. March 18, 1915
FatherAlbert Conner1 b. August 30, 1888, d. March 31, 1947
MotherOra Adaline "Orrie" Conner1 b. November 4, 1892, d. March 20, 1957
     Wilford Harman Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on November 24, 1914 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He died on March 18, 1915 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Marshall Truman Conner1

M, b. August 25, 1919, d. April 27, 1957
FatherAlbert Conner2,3,4,5,1 b. August 30, 1888, d. March 31, 1947
MotherOra Adaline "Orrie" Conner2,3,4,5,1 b. November 4, 1892, d. March 20, 1957
     Marshall Truman Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "Va. PFC 71 O.M. Base Depot WWII."6,1 He was born on August 25, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1 He died on April 27, 1957 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 37; Died in a tractor accident.6,1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 100, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 165, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 29, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1940Farm laborer5

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Veda Blye Conner Bowles obituary in the Jun 21, 2004 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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.

Wilson Harvey Conner1,2

M, b. March 9, 1922, d. November 30, 1982
FatherAlbert Conner3,1,4,5,2 b. August 30, 1888, d. March 31, 1947
MotherOra Adaline "Orrie" Conner3,1,4,5,2 b. November 4, 1892, d. March 20, 1957
     His Social Security Number was 228-16-0533.6 Wilson Harvey Conner was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.7,2 He was born on March 9, 1922 at Virginia.6,2 He married Melvina Ernestine Shorter in 1945 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,8,2 Wilson Harvey Conner died on November 30, 1982 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 60.6,2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 165, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 29, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1940Farm laborer5

Family

Melvina Ernestine Shorter b. October 8, 1923, d. April 23, 1979
Marriage*Wilson Harvey Conner married Melvina Ernestine Shorter in 1945 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,8,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Veda Blye Conner Bowles obituary in the Jun 21, 2004 edition.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [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&
  8. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.

Ileta Aldine Conner

F, b. April 7, 1929, d. January 12, 1991
FatherAlbert Conner1,2,3,4 b. August 30, 1888, d. March 31, 1947
MotherOra Adaline "Orrie" Conner1,2,3,4 b. November 4, 1892, d. March 20, 1957
     Ileta Aldine Conner was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6 Her Social Security Number was 224-36-5981.7 She was born on April 7, 1929 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,5,2 She married William Harold Mills, son of Thomas Franklin "Tom" Mills and Carrie Via, on August 19, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,5,6,2 As of August 19, 1950,her married name was Mills. Ileta Aldine Conner died on January 12, 1991 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 61.7,5,6 She COPPER HILL - Ileta Conner Mills, age 61, died Saturday night at her home. Surviving are her husband, W. Harold Mills; one son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Jennifer Sue Mills, all of Copper Hill; one sister, Veda Bowles, Roanoke; one brother, E.G. Conner, Copper Hill. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Douglas Jones and the Rev. Frank Wimmer officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd. on January 14, 1991.6

Census Records

1930Dwelling 165, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 29, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

William Harold Mills b. February 13, 1928, d. July 7, 1997
Marriage*Ileta Aldine Conner married William Harold Mills, son of Thomas Franklin "Tom" Mills and Carrie Via, on August 19, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,5,6,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Veda Blye Conner Bowles obituary in the Jun 21, 2004 edition.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ileta Conner Mills obituary in the Jan 14, 1991 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Thomas F. L. "Tom" Bowles1,2

M, b. April 4, 1911, d. March 15, 1988
FatherDaniel Washington Bowles1 b. August 24, 1879, d. April 26, 1936
MotherMinnie E. Mills1 b. October 9, 1876, d. November 15, 1930
     His Social Security Number was 226-01-3014.3 Thomas F. L. "Tom" Bowles was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.2 He was born on April 4, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,4,2 He married Veda Bly Conner, daughter of Albert Conner and Ora Adaline "Orrie" Conner, on August 11, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,4,2 Thomas F. L. "Tom" Bowles died on March 15, 1988 at age 76.3,2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 295, District 119-48, Roanoke, Virginia6

Occupation

1940Flour mill laborer6

Family

Veda Bly Conner b. July 6, 1912, d. June 20, 2004
Marriage*Thomas F. L. "Tom" Bowles married Veda Bly Conner, daughter of Albert Conner and Ora Adaline "Orrie" Conner, on August 11, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,4,2 
Child
  • Lawrence Wayne Bowles5,4,6

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S2253] Evergreen Burial Park, 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&GRid=61845073&CRid=50174&df=all&
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Veda Blye Conner Bowles obituary in the Jun 21, 2004 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Melvina Ernestine Shorter1

F, b. October 8, 1923, d. April 23, 1979
     Melvina Ernestine Shorter was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.2,1 Her Social Security Number was 231-24-8742.3 She was born on October 8, 1923 at Virginia.3,1 She married Wilson Harvey Conner, son of Albert Conner and Ora Adaline "Orrie" Conner, in 1945 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,5,1 As of 1945,her married name was Conner.5 Melvina Ernestine Shorter died on April 23, 1979 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 55.2,3,1

Family

Wilson Harvey Conner b. March 9, 1922, d. November 30, 1982
Marriage*She married Wilson Harvey Conner, son of Albert Conner and Ora Adaline "Orrie" Conner, in 1945 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,5,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [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&
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.

Richard Harvey Conner1

M, b. December 16, 1946, d. December 16, 1946
FatherWilson Harvey Conner1 b. March 9, 1922, d. November 30, 1982
MotherMelvina Ernestine Shorter1 b. October 8, 1923, d. April 23, 1979
     Richard Harvey Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 He died on December 16, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.1 He was born on December 16, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.

William Harold Mills1

M, b. February 13, 1928, d. July 7, 1997
FatherThomas Franklin "Tom" Mills b. April 27, 1898, d. August 10, 1967
MotherCarrie Via b. May 7, 1892, d. November 23, 1977
     William Harold Mills was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 He married Edna Unknown.1 William Harold Mills was born on February 13, 1928.2,3 He married Ileta Aldine Conner, daughter of Albert Conner and Ora Adaline "Orrie" Conner, on August 19, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,5,3 William Harold Mills died on July 7, 1997 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 69.1 He MILLS, William Harold, 69, of Copper Hill, died Monday, July 7, 1997 in a Salem hospital. He served four years in the Navy during the Korean Conflict and was an employee of Norfolk-Southern for 38 years. Surviving are his wife, Edna M. Mills, Copper Hill; a son and daughter-in-law, Randel L. and Jennifer "Sue" Mills, Copper Hill; stepdaughter and husband, Janet B. and David L. Crosswhite, Vinton; stepgrandson and wife, David L., II and Shelia Crosswhite, Roanoke; two stepgranddaughters and husbands, Angela M. and Paul G. Bailey, Jr., Bedford, Tina M. and Troy Cayton, Roanoke; four stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Keith K. and Carol Mills, Roanoke; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Esther and Wick Mills, Salem, Juanita and Curtis Shilling, Roanoke, Nona and Isaac ``Bill"" Bowles, Roanoke and Maxine M. Crantz, Roanoke; a very special niece and her husband, Diann W. and Ray Smith, Copper Hill. Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Frank Wimmer, the Rev. Douglas Jones and the Rev. Greg Mills officiating, with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the Bent Mountain Rescue Squad or the Locust Grove Rescue Squad, Floyd Co. on July 8, 1997.1

Family 1

Edna Unknown
Marriage*He married Edna Unknown.1 

Family 2

Ileta Aldine Conner b. April 7, 1929, d. January 12, 1991
Marriage*William Harold Mills married Ileta Aldine Conner, daughter of Albert Conner and Ora Adaline "Orrie" Conner, on August 19, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,5,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Harold Mills obituary in the Jul 8, 1997 edition.
  2. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  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 Ileta Conner Mills obituary in the Jan 14, 1991 edition.

Randall Loyd "Randy" Mills1

M, b. January 17, 1954, d. July 15, 2009
FatherWilliam Harold Mills2,3,1 b. February 13, 1928, d. July 7, 1997
MotherIleta Aldine Conner2,1 b. April 7, 1929, d. January 12, 1991
     Randall Loyd "Randy" Mills was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He married Jennifer "Sue" Wheeler.1 Randall Loyd "Randy" Mills was born on January 17, 1954.1 He died on July 15, 2009 at Virginia at age 55.4 He Randy Mills, 54, of Copper Hill, Va., passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009. He was very much loved by his wife, and his pet dogs, Bandit, Angel, Ankles, Butta and Tigger. He was dearly loved by in-laws and many friends. He was an experienced diesel mechanic, having started at age 18. He loved the out doors and farming. He dearly loved NASCAR and driving his race car in his early twenties. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Sue Mills, of Copper Hill. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2009, at the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Maurice Wright and the Rev. Greg Mills officiating. Interment will be held in Salem Church Cemetery, Head of the River. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2009, at Wood Funeral Home in Floyd. Arrangements by Wood Funeral Home in Floyd, Va. on July 17, 2009.4

Family

Jennifer "Sue" Wheeler
Marriage*He married Jennifer "Sue" Wheeler.1 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ileta Conner Mills obituary in the Jan 14, 1991 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Harold Mills obituary in the Jul 8, 1997 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Randy Mills obituary in the Jul 17, 2009 edition.

Nettie Blanche Williams1,2

F, b. August 21, 1884, d. December 7, 1957
FatherJohn Morgan Williams3,1,2 b. April 20, 1862, d. January 15, 1942
MotherEmma Jane Smoot3,1,2 b. May 18, 1864, d. January 1, 1936
     Nettie Blanche Williams was buried at Allens Creek Community Cemetery, Amherst Co., Virginia.1,2 She was born on August 21, 1884 at Gladstone, Nelson Co., Virginia.1,2 She married William Berkley Taylor, son of William Benjamin Taylor and Ophelia Berkley, on December 23, 1901 at Gladstone, Nelson Co., Virginia.4 As of December 23, 1901,her married name was Taylor. Nettie Blanche Williams died on December 7, 1957 at Allen's Creek, Amherst Co., Virginia, at age 73.1,2 She Mrs. Nettie Blanche Williams Taylor, 73, widow of William B. Tayloy, died at her home, Allen Creek, Saturday night at 11:40 after an illness of six weeks. Born in Gladstone, she was the daughter of the late John Morgan and Emma Smoot Williams. She was a member of the Gladstone Methodist Baptist Church. She was a member of the Missionary Society of the church. She is survived by three sons, Claude A. Taylor, Richmond, and Joseph E. Taylor and William B. Taylor Jr., both of Gladstone; four daughters, Mrs H. S. Sprouse, Richmond, Mrs. Elbert R. Walker, Madison Heights, Mrs. A. B. Carroll Jr., Richmond, and Mrs. N. M. Harris of Gladstone; 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John F. Williams, Alexandria, and Ernest R. Williams of Madison Heights; three sisters, Mrs. M. F. Guthrie, Richmond, Mrs. E. T. Smith, Lynchburg, and Mrs. Calvin Johnson, Herndon. Funeral services will be conducted from Gladstone Memorial Baptist Church Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., with burial in family cemetery. circa December 9, 1957.1

Census Records

1900Dwelling 119, District 82, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 220, District 96, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 75, District 10, Court House, Amherst Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 147, District 3, Court House, Amherst Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 225, District 5-2, Court House, Amherst Co., Virginia8

Family

William Berkley Taylor b. January 6, 1878, d. January 5, 1941
Marriage*Nettie Blanche Williams married William Berkley Taylor, son of William Benjamin Taylor and Ophelia Berkley, on December 23, 1901 at Gladstone, Nelson Co., Virginia.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1065] The News, Lynchburg, Campbell Co., Virginia, From the Nettie Blanche Williams Taylor obituary in an undated edition.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1071] Carol Harrison, "Williams Family Researcher Carol Harrison," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  11. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the William Berkley Taylor obituary in a Jan 6, 1941 edition.
  12. [S1042] News & Advance, The, From the William Berkley Taylor, Jr. obituary in the May 22, 2009 edition.
  13. [S1042] News & Advance, The, From the Nettie Taylor Harris obituary in the Jul 17, 2009 edition.

Shelba Jean Clower1,2,3,4

F, b. November 1, 1941, d. October 29, 2014
FatherOrville Lee Clower1,5,6,7,4 b. July 30, 1909, d. March 28, 1993
MotherInez Gaye Willis1,5,6,7,4 b. December 2, 1910, d. March 8, 2006
     Shelba Jean Clower was born on November 1, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 She married Richard Carol Kirby on June 23, 1964 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,5,7,4 As of June 23, 1964,her married name was Kirby. Shelba Jean Clower died on October 29, 2014 at Virginia at age 72.4 She Shelba Jean Clower Kirby, 72, of Check, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday morning, October 29, 2014, gaining complete healing from cancer. She was born on November 1, 1941, to the late Orville and Inez Clower. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Richard Kirby; one son, Clifton Kirby; one daughter, Angela Conner (Wayne); four grandsons, Troy Kirby (Summer), Kyle Kirby (Leah), Eric Kirby (Amanda) and Jonathan Conner (Lauren); one granddaughter, Brooke Conner; one great-grandson, Marcus; three great-granddaughters Lily, Ryelynn, Arie and another one on the way, Saige. Also surviving are two sisters, Wanda Brickey (Nolan) and Phyllis Crawford; and one brother, Warren Clower; several special nieces and nephews. Shelba also had many faithful friends. Shelba worked as a nursing assistant for many years. She enjoyed sitting with several elderly community members and up until the past few weeks was canning and working puzzles with Agatha Austin. Shelba loved flowers, canning, andhelping others, especially children and the elderly. She had a wonderful sense of humor and positive attitude. She left behind letters for her family, journals and little notes of encouragement throughout the house. Her church family at Little River Baptist has been a constant support throughout her illness and she loved them dearly. Her faith will continue to be a witness through the lives she has touched. Please join us in a celebration of Shelba's life on her birthday, Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon with Rev. Allan Vass and Rev. Leon Alley at Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd, Va. The family will receive guests between noon and 2 p.m. before the service. on October 31, 2014.4

Family

Richard Carol Kirby
Marriage*She married Richard Carol Kirby on June 23, 1964 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,5,7,4 
Children
  • Clifton Ray Kirby3,2,6,4
  • Angela Jean Kirby3,6,8,4

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Reference # 03-06.
  3. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Shelba Jean Clower Kirby obituary in the Oct 31, 2014 edition.
  5. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Inez Gaye Willis Clower obituary in the Mar 10, 2006 edition.
  8. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Conner-Hollandsworth wedding announcement in the Jan 9, 2014 edition.