Elmer R. Carr1,2,3

M, b. November 5, 1925, d. December 15, 1986
FatherPosey Lee Carr1,2,3 b. April 25, 1892, d. June 23, 1963
MotherLula M. Holland1,2,3 b. October 25, 1898, d. December 11, 1966
     His Social Security Number was 229-24-3582.4 Elmer R. Carr was born on November 5, 1925 at Virginia.1,4 He died on December 15, 1986 at age 61.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 139, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 22, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the George Wesley Carr obituary in the May 11, 2007 edition.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Alton Howard "Cowboy" Carr1

M, b. February 13, 1928, d. January 20, 1996
FatherPosey Lee Carr2,3,4,5,6 b. April 25, 1892, d. June 23, 1963
MotherLula M. Holland2,3,4,5,6 b. October 25, 1898, d. December 11, 1966
     His Social Security Number was 231-32-6730.7 Alton Howard "Cowboy" Carr was buried at Davis Family Cemetery, Rt. 671, 0.3 miles from Rt. 655, Franklin Co., Virginia.2,1 He married Mary Davis.2,8 Alton Howard "Cowboy" Carr was born on February 13, 1928 at Virginia.1,2,4,7 He died on January 20, 1996 at Virginia at age 67.2,1,7 He CARR, Alton, ("Cowboy"), 67, of Redwood, died Saturday, January 20, 1996. Born on February 13, 1928, he was a son of the late Posey L. and Lula Holland Carr. He is survived by his wife, Mary Davis Carr of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Linda Carr, and Bruce and Beverley Carr of Roanoke, and Shannon and Cathy Carr of Redwood; one daughter and fiance, Dawn Carr and Charles Linenfelser of Bedford, and five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Walter and Pearl Carr, and Eugene and Linda Carr of Roanoke, Raymond and Betty Carr of Maryland, Nelson and Iris Carr of Floyd and George Carr of Roanoke. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, January 22, 1996, at Lynch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Ron Hill officiating. Interment will follow in the Davis family cemetery, Redwood. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made to the Rocky Mount Church of God Building Fund, 828 North Main Street, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151. Lynch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. on January 21, 1996.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 139, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 22, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Mary Davis
Marriage*Alton Howard "Cowboy" Carr married Mary Davis.2,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alton Carr obituary in the Jan 21, 1996 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Walter Lyndon Carr obituary in the Nov 29, 2004 edition.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the George Wesley Carr obituary in the May 11, 2007 edition.
  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 Bruce Rayburn Carr obituary in the Apr 15, 2008 edition.

Hettie Beatrice Nichols1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. July 1, 1916, d. October 16, 2006
FatherRufus Samuel Nichols3,7,8,9,10,4,6 b. August 22, 1893, d. September 14, 1958
MotherMamie Katherine "Mae/May" Collins3,7,8,10,4,6 b. September 8, 1895, d. December 11, 1936
     Hettie Beatrice Nichols was buried at Hale Family Cemetery, Red Oak Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on July 1, 1916 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5,6 As of May 1, 1973,her married name was Hale.6 She married James Harmon Hale on May 1, 1973 at Hillsville, Carroll Co., Virginia.2,6 As of September 16, 1991,her married name was Dunford.6 Hettie Beatrice Nichols married William Wayne Dunford on September 16, 1991 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,11,6 Hettie Beatrice Nichols died on October 16, 2006 at Bedford Co., Virginia, at age 90.2,4 She Hettie Nichols Hale Dunford, 90, formally of Floyd passed away Monday, October 16, 2006 in a Bedford Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harmon Hale and William W. Dunford; two sisters, Hazel Woods and Ruby Hancock; and a brother, Maynard Nichols. She is survived by two brothers and wives, Wilburn and Hazel Nichols of Roanoke, Howard and Lourrain Nichols of Lexington, N.C; two sisters, Peggy and A.B. Hoback of Salem, Elsie Isom of Winston Salem, N.C; two sisters-in-law, Sadie Nichols of Salem and Hazel Hale Peters of Roanoke. Funeral service will be Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Wood Funeral Home in Floyd with the Rev. Elbert Lee Naff, officiating with interment in the Hale Family Cemetery in Floyd. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home in Floyd. on October 17, 2006.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 58, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 145, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 333, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family 1

James Harmon Hale b. December 10, 1912, d. November 25, 1979
Marriage*Hettie Beatrice Nichols married James Harmon Hale on May 1, 1973 at Hillsville, Carroll Co., Virginia.2,6 

Family 2

William Wayne Dunford b. November 15, 1917, d. June 19, 1995
Marriage*Hettie Beatrice Nichols married William Wayne Dunford on September 16, 1991 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,11,6 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maynard Ezekiel Nichols obituary in the Dec 13, 2005 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hettie Nichols Hale Dunford obituary in the Oct 17, 2006 edition.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clarissa Nichols (Peggy) Hoback obituary in the Oct 31, 2009 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Rubie Hancock obituary in an unknown edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Wayne Dunford obituary in the Jun 21, 1995 edition.

Rubie Irene Nichols1,2,3

F, b. August 5, 1918, d. August 19, 2001
FatherRufus Samuel Nichols4,5,2,6,7 b. August 22, 1893, d. September 14, 1958
MotherMamie Katherine "Mae/May" Collins4,5,2,6,7 b. September 8, 1895, d. December 11, 1936
     Rubie Irene Nichols Ms. Hancock was born in Floyd County and was a daughter of the late Rufus and Mamie Collins Nichols. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Woods. She was retired from the dietary department at Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart, VA and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Collinstown, NC. Surviving are one daughter, Janet Holt of Stuart; three sisters: Hettie Dunford of Shawsville, Peggy Hoback of Salem and Elsie Isom of Winston-Salem, NC; three brothers: Maynard Nichols of Salem, Wilburn Nichols of Montvale and Howard Nichols of Lexington; one grandson and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted Monday at Trinity Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Paul Holt. Arrangements were by Moody Funeral Home in Stuart.7 She was buried at Trinity Baptist Church Cemetery, 1233 Collinstown Road, Collinstown, Stokes Co., North Carolina.7 She was born on August 5, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8 As of March 16, 1949,her married name was Hancock.8 She married James T. Hancock on March 16, 1949 at Chesterfield, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina.8 Rubie Irene Nichols and James T. Hancock were divorced on December 18, 1972 at Patrick Co., Virginia.8 Rubie Irene Nichols died on August 19, 2001 at Patrick Co., Virginia, at age 83.9

Census Records

1920Dwelling 58, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 145, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 44, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Family

James T. Hancock b. May, 1920
Marriage*Rubie Irene Nichols married James T. Hancock on March 16, 1949 at Chesterfield, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina.8 
Divorce* Rubie Irene Nichols and James T. Hancock were divorced on December 18, 1972 at Patrick Co., Virginia.8 
Child
  • Janet Hancock7

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hazel Nichols Woods obituary in the Oct 18, 2000 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maynard Ezekiel Nichols obituary in the Dec 13, 2005 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clarissa Nichols (Peggy) Hoback obituary in the Oct 31, 2009 edition.
  7. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Rubie Hancock obituary in an unknown edition.
  8. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Clarissa Alma "Peggy" Nichols1,2,3

F, b. January 20, 1921, d. October 30, 2009
FatherRufus Samuel Nichols4,1,5,6,3 b. August 22, 1893, d. September 14, 1958
MotherMamie Katherine "Mae/May" Collins4,1,6,3 b. September 8, 1895, d. December 11, 1936
     Clarissa Alma "Peggy" Nichols was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 She was born on January 20, 1921 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of June 28, 1952,her married name was Hoback.3 She married Arthur Boyd Hoback on June 28, 1952 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.7,8,9,1,3 Clarissa Alma "Peggy" Nichols died on October 30, 2009 at Virginia at age 88.1 She Clarissa Nichols (Peggy) Hoback, 88, of Salem, Va., passed away Friday, October 30, 2009. She was born January 20, 1921, in Floyd County, Va., daughter of the late Rufus and Mamie Collins Nichols. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Maynard Nichols; and four sisters, Hettie Dunford, Irene Hancock, Hazel Woods and Elsie Isom. Mrs. Hoback was a member of Central United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Builders Class and taught preschoolers Sunday school for over 35 years. She is survived by her loving husband, A.B. Hoback; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Rodney Overstreet; grandchildren, Matthew and Katie Overstreet; brothers, Wilburn Nichols and wife, Hazel, and Howard Nichols and wife, Lorraine; sisters-in-law, Sadie Nichols and Lavene Nichols; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, November 2, 2009, at the chapel of John M. Oakey and Son, Salem with the Rev. David Mucha officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 2009, at John M. Oakey and Son. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Hoback's name to Salem Rescue Squad or to the Central United Methodist Church Building Fund. 540-389-5441. on October 31, 2009.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 145, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 333, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Arthur Boyd Hoback b. January 30, 1927, d. October 23, 2017
Marriage*Clarissa Alma "Peggy" Nichols married Arthur Boyd Hoback on June 28, 1952 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.7,8,9,1,3 
Child
  • Sherry Mae Hoback1,3,10

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clarissa Nichols (Peggy) Hoback obituary in the Oct 31, 2009 edition.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  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. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Rubie Hancock obituary in an unknown edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maynard Ezekiel Nichols obituary in the Dec 13, 2005 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hettie Nichols Hale Dunford obituary in the Oct 17, 2006 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hazel Nichols Woods obituary in the Oct 18, 2000 edition.
  10. [S3624] Oakey's Funeral Service & Crematory, online http://www.oakeys.com/, From the Arthur Boyd Hoback obituary.

Maynard Ezekiel Nichols1,2,3

M, b. March 1, 1923, d. December 12, 2005
FatherRufus Samuel Nichols4,5,6,7,2 b. August 22, 1893, d. September 14, 1958
MotherMamie Katherine "Mae/May" Collins4,5,7,2 b. September 8, 1895, d. December 11, 1936
     Maynard Ezekiel Nichols was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.1 He was born on March 1, 1923 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He married Sadie Bell Evans on April 24, 1948 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,8,2 Maynard Ezekiel Nichols died on December 12, 2005 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 82.1,3 He Maynard Ezekiel Nichols, 82, of Salem, died on Monday, December 12, 2005. he was born in Copper Hill, Va., on March 1, 1923. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sadie Nichols. He is also survived by his daughter, Linda and her husband Lynn Lucas; his grandson, Daryl Lucas and his wife Patty; his granddaughter, Debbie Sandridge and her husband Randy; and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers, Wilburn and his wife Hazel, Howard and his wife Lorane; sisters, Hettie Dunford, Clarcie and her husband A.B. Hoback, Elsie Isom. He was predeceased by his sisters, Hazel Wood and Irene Hancock. He ran Nichols Market for many hears. He was an active member and deacon in the Church of God. Funeral services will be conducted at Lotz Salem Chapel on Wednesday, December 14, 11 a.m. with Pastor Harvey Anders and Pastor Charles Russell with interment in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lotz Funeral Home, Salem.
on December 13, 2005.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 145, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 333, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Sadie Bell Evans b. June 29, 1924, d. December 22, 2013
Marriage*Maynard Ezekiel Nichols married Sadie Bell Evans on April 24, 1948 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,8,2 
Child
  • Linda Gail Nichols1,8,2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maynard Ezekiel Nichols obituary in the Dec 13, 2005 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clarissa Nichols (Peggy) Hoback obituary in the Oct 31, 2009 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Rubie Hancock obituary in an unknown edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sadie Evans Nichols obituary in the Dec 26, 2013 edition.

Hazel Isabelle Nichols1,2,3,4,5

F, b. January 16, 1925, d. October 16, 2000
FatherRufus Samuel Nichols3,6,7,8,5 b. August 22, 1893, d. September 14, 1958
MotherMamie Katherine "Mae/May" Collins3,6,8,5 b. September 8, 1895, d. December 11, 1936
     Her Social Security Number was 226-32-3067.9 Hazel Isabelle Nichols was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on January 16, 1925 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,4 As of April 27, 1946,her married name was Woods.5 She married Irvin Thomas "Taz" Woods on April 27, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,10,5 Hazel Isabelle Nichols died on October 16, 2000 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 75.9,2 She WOODS, Hazel Nichols, 75, of Roanoke and formerly of Bent Mountain, passed away Monday, October 16, 2000 in Roanoke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Thomas "Taz" Woods. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Betty Mae Woods-Myers and Harry Carl (H.C.) Myers of Roanoke, Va; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Lee (Bobby), Sr. and Linda Gale Woods of Copper Hill, Va; four grandchildren, Stacy Woods of Roanoke, Va., Robert (Robbie) Woods, Jr., Connie Woods, Cathy Woods, all of Copper Hill, Va; one great-grandchild, Lacy Woods of Copper Hill, Va; four sisters and one brother-in-law, Hettie N. Dunford of Montvale, Va., Ruby Irene N. Hancock of Stuart, Va., Peggy N. and A. B. Hoback of Salem, Va., Elsie N. Isom of North Carolina; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Maynard and Sadie Nichols of Salem, Va., Wilburn and Hazel Nichols of Montvale, Va., Howard and Lorraine Nichols of North Carolina; three sisters-in-law, Lavene Basham Nichols of Salem, Va., Audrey Craighead Woods of Vinton, Va., Frances J. Woods of Houston, Texas. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Restvale Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be Wednesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. both evenings. on October 18, 2000.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 145, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 333, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Irvin Thomas "Taz" Woods b. May 1, 1922, d. September 24, 1993
Marriage*Hazel Isabelle Nichols married Irvin Thomas "Taz" Woods on April 27, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,10,5 
Children
  • Betty Mae Woods2
  • Robert Lee "Bobby" Woods2
  • Robert Lee "Bobby" Woods Sr.11,10

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maynard Ezekiel Nichols obituary in the Dec 13, 2005 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hazel Nichols Woods obituary in the Oct 18, 2000 edition.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clarissa Nichols (Peggy) Hoback obituary in the Oct 31, 2009 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Rubie Hancock obituary in an unknown edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Irvin Thomas Woods obituary in the Sep 26, 1993 edition.
  11. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Emmazetta Smith1

F, b. circa 1847
     Emmazetta Smith was born circa 1847 at Virginia.1 She married George W. Weaver on January 9, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of January 9, 1868,her married name was Weaver.

Family

George W. Weaver b. April, 1837
Marriage*Emmazetta Smith married George W. Weaver on January 9, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Hannah Catherine "Cassie" Hylton1,2

F, b. November 6, 1869, d. March 2, 1947
     Hannah Catherine "Cassie" Hylton was buried at Aldridge Cemetery, north side of Rt. 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 She was born on November 6, 1869 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 She married Pinkney B. Aldridge, son of Joseph L. Aldridge and Mary Magdaline "Polly" Webster, on June 5, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 As of June 5, 1893,her married name was Aldridge. Hannah Catherine "Cassie" Hylton died on March 2, 1947 at age 77.1,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 155, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Occupation

1930Farm owner4

Family

Pinkney B. Aldridge b. February 20, 1852, d. August 9, 1916
Marriage*Hannah Catherine "Cassie" Hylton married Pinkney B. Aldridge, son of Joseph L. Aldridge and Mary Magdaline "Polly" Webster, on June 5, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S10985] Aldridge Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online www.findagrave.com.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Ralph Lafayette Poff1,2,3,4,5

M, b. April 30, 1923, d. January 1, 1980
FatherErastus Lafayette "Ras" Poff1,3,6,7,8,9,5 b. September 25, 1893, d. June 6, 1974
MotherMary Pauline Aldridge1,3,10,6,7,8,9,5 b. October 12, 1899, d. May 14, 1979
     Ralph Lafayette Poff was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "S/Sgt U.S. Army WWII."11,9 His Social Security Number was 224-24-3856.12 He Ralph was divorced when he married Effie. He was born on April 30, 1923 at Floyd Co., Virginia.12,11,3,9 He married Effie Irene Austin, daughter of Shirley Lee Austin and Hester Elizabeth "Hettie" Clower, on May 4, 1946 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 Ralph Lafayette Poff and Effie Irene Austin were divorced on November 16, 1973 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.13 Ralph Lafayette Poff died on January 1, 1980 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 56.9

Census Records

1930Dwelling 155, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 127, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

Effie Irene Austin b. June 15, 1925, d. May 24, 1989
Marriage*Ralph Lafayette Poff married Effie Irene Austin, daughter of Shirley Lee Austin and Hester Elizabeth "Hettie" Clower, on May 4, 1946 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 
Divorce* Ralph Lafayette Poff and Effie Irene Austin were divorced on November 16, 1973 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.13 
Children

Citations

  1. [S158] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 12, Will of Ras Layayette Poff.
  2. [S159] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 14, Will of Ralph Poff.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joseph Henry Poff, Sr. obituary in the Jan 12, 2018 edition.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ras L. Poff obituary in the Jun 13, 1974 edition.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Mary Aldridge Poff obituary in an undated edition.
  11. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  12. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  13. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Shonhor-Banks engagement announcement in the Oct 11, 2009 edition.

Addie Irene Light1,2,3,4

F, b. March 5, 1916, d. February 28, 1961
FatherJames Clyde Light5,1,3,6 b. November 11, 1895, d. August 22, 1949
MotherOcie Laura Radford5,2,1,3,6 b. August 30, 1895, d. June 3, 1968
     Addie Irene Light was buried at Radford Cemetery, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway on Route 888, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on March 5, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,7,4 She married Frederick Rosson Surface on August 30, 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5 As of August 30, 1933,her married name was Surface. Addie Irene Light and Frederick Rosson Surface were divorced on June 10, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.8 As of October 19, 1946,her married name was Rogers.6 Addie Irene Light married Andrew Jackson Rogers on October 19, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,6 Addie Irene Light died on February 28, 1961 at Baltimore, Maryland, at age 44.2 She Mrs. Irene L. Rogers, 43, formerly of Floyd County, died Tuesday in Baltimore, Md. Surviving are her husband, Andrew J. Rogers, Lynchburg; her mother, Mrs. Ocie Radford Light, Austinville; four sons, Ivan M. Surface, Roanoke; Mike Surface, Alexandria; Jerry Surface, Fort Meade, MD; Pat Rogers, Austinville; five sisters Mrs. Mildred Heaton and Mrs. Hope Gallimore, Barbaton, Ohio; Mrs. Edith Howery, Camden, N.J; Mrs. Pearl McKay, Austinville; Mrs. Audrey Lawson, Galax; a brother, Owen Light, Roanoke; two grandchildren. The body will be brought to Oakey's. Funeral will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at Oakey's by the Rev. C. W. McKay. Burial will be in Radford Cemetery, Floyd County. on March 2, 1961.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 95, District 99, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 81, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 262, District 61-16, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia9

Family 1

Frederick Rosson Surface b. May 10, 1916
Marriage*Addie Irene Light married Frederick Rosson Surface on August 30, 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5 
Divorce* Addie Irene Light and Frederick Rosson Surface were divorced on June 10, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.8 
Children

Family 2

Andrew Jackson Rogers
Marriage*Addie Irene Light married Andrew Jackson Rogers on October 19, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,6 
Child

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Irene L. Rogers obituary in the Mar 2, 1961 edition.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S211] Ruth G. Hale, Radford Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  8. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Edith Loraine Light1,2,3,4

F, b. July 8, 1918, d. February, 1983
FatherJames Clyde Light1,2,4 b. November 11, 1895, d. August 22, 1949
MotherOcie Laura Radford5,1,2,4 b. August 30, 1895, d. June 3, 1968
     Her Social Security Number was 228-01-7525.6 Edith Loraine Light was born on July 8, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3 As of June 19, 1937,her married name was Howery.4 She married James Francis Howery, son of James Elbert Howery and Katherine Mosby "Kate" Strickler, on June 19, 1937 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,4 Edith Loraine Light died in February, 1983 at New Jersey at age 64.6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 95, District 99, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 81, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 167, District 61-15, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Family

James Francis Howery b. January 20, 1915, d. December 7, 1966
Marriage*Edith Loraine Light married James Francis Howery, son of James Elbert Howery and Katherine Mosby "Kate" Strickler, on June 19, 1937 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,4 
Child
  • Phyllis J. Howery7

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Irene L. Rogers obituary in the Mar 2, 1961 edition.
  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.

Mildred Arlene Light1,2

F, b. July 14, 1920, d. October 4, 1978
FatherJames Clyde Light1 b. November 11, 1895, d. August 22, 1949
MotherOcie Laura Radford3,1 b. August 30, 1895, d. June 3, 1968
     Her Social Security Number was 227-07-6583.4 Her married name was Heaton.3 Mildred Arlene Light married Unknown Heaton.3 Mildred Arlene Light was born on July 14, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2 She died on October 4, 1978 at Barberton, Summit Co., Ohio, at age 58.5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 81, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Family

Unknown Heaton
Marriage*Mildred Arlene Light married Unknown Heaton.3 

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Irene L. Rogers obituary in the Mar 2, 1961 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S857] Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2018.

Gabriel Owen Light1,2,3,4,5

M, b. April 9, 1925, d. February 2, 1990
FatherJames Clyde Light6,7,5 b. November 11, 1895, d. August 22, 1949
MotherOcie Laura Radford8,6,7,5 b. August 30, 1895, d. June 3, 1968
     His Social Security Number was 223-28-5668.9 Gabriel Owen Light was buried at Whispering Pines Cemetery, Short Road N 36 59.578 W 80 28.083, Floyd Co., Virginia.10 He was born on April 9, 1925 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,1,3 He married Mildred Nellie Reed, daughter of Dennis Whitlow Reed and Ollie Agnes Dulaney, on April 24, 1945 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,5 Gabriel Owen Light died on February 2, 1990 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 64.9,1,11,4 He Gabriel Owen Light, age 64 of 2610 Radford Rd., N.E., died Friday February 2, 1990. He is survived by his wife, Mildred R. Light, two daughters and sons-in-law, Madora and Sammy Lane, Roanoke; Marchetta and Jim Lafon, Salisburg, Md; two sons and one daughter-in-law, J.W. and Cathy Light, Roanoke; Dennis Light, Cloverdale; four grandchildren, Missy L. Bratton; Scott Lane; Amanda Lafon, Autumn Light; one great-grandson Trevor Bratton; three sisters, Hope Gallimore, Akron, Ohio; Pearl McKay, Max Meadows; Audrey Lawson, Galax. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's North Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 5, with the Rev. Charles R. Doyle officiating. Burial will be in the Reed family cemetery, Floyd County. Friends may call at Oakey's North's Chapel from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday. on February 4, 1990.11

Census Records

1930Dwelling 81, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 165, District 24-49, Elkhorn, McDowell Co., West Virginia7

Family

Mildred Nellie Reed b. May 29, 1925, d. May 6, 2010
Marriage*Gabriel Owen Light married Mildred Nellie Reed, daughter of Dennis Whitlow Reed and Ollie Agnes Dulaney, on April 24, 1945 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mildred Reed Light obituary in the May 7, 2010 edition.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Irene L. Rogers obituary in the Mar 2, 1961 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S3629] Whispering Pines Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/whispering-pines-cemetery.htm
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Gabriel Owen Light obitutary in the Feb 4, 1990 edition.

Mary Hope Light1,2,3,4

F, b. May 1, 1927, d. May 22, 2010
FatherJames Clyde Light5,2,4 b. November 11, 1895, d. August 22, 1949
MotherOcie Laura Radford6,5,2,4 b. August 30, 1895, d. June 3, 1968
     Mary Hope Light was buried at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, Summit Co., Ohio.7 She was born on May 1, 1927 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,8 As of August 6, 1943,her married name was Gallimore.2 She married Rev. Denny Elwood "Dennie" Gallimore on August 6, 1943 at Hillsville, Carroll Co., Virginia.1,6,2,7 Mary Hope Light died on May 22, 2010 at Doylestown, Wayne Co., Ohio, at age 83.8,7 She Mary Hope Gallimore, 83, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010. A resident of Doylestown since 1998, Mary was a member of the Lord's House of Prayer. Preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dennie E. Gallimore and grandson, Michael Grinder. Mary is survived by her daughters, Mary (Roger) Baker and Patricia Gallimore of Doylestown; grandchildren, Julie (Kyle) Estes, Tony Baker, Patrick Grinder; grand-daughter-in-law, Cristina Grinder; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Pearl McKay and Audrey (Frank) Lawson of Virginia and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Doylestown Health Care for the love and compassion they showed our parents. Funeral service will be held Wednesday 1 p.m. at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton 44203 with Rev. Harvey Greathouse officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Calling hours Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Doylestown Health Care Activities Department, 95 Black Drive, Doylestown, Ohio 44230. on May 25, 2010.7

Census Records

1930Dwelling 81, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 165, District 24-49, Elkhorn, McDowell Co., West Virginia4

Family

Rev. Denny Elwood "Dennie" Gallimore b. December 16, 1923, d. April 21, 2006
Marriage*Mary Hope Light married Rev. Denny Elwood "Dennie" Gallimore on August 6, 1943 at Hillsville, Carroll Co., Virginia.1,6,2,7 
Children
  • Mary Annette Gallimore9,7
  • Patricia Diane Gallimore7

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Gabriel Owen Light obitutary in the Feb 4, 1990 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Irene L. Rogers obituary in the Mar 2, 1961 edition.
  7. [S1792] Akron Beacon Journal, From the Mary Hope Gallimore obituary in the May 25, 2010 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S2883] Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division, Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980.

Clara Lela Unknown1

F, b. August 30, 1909, d. June 8, 1992
     Her Social Security Number was 224-52-9356.2 Clara Lela Unknown was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 She was born on August 30, 1909 at Virginia.2,3 She married J. Letcher Bower in 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 Clara Lela Unknown died on June 8, 1992 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 82.2,3,1 She Clara Lela Bower, age 82, passed away Monday, June 8, 1992 in a Salem Nursing Home. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Frank Ferris, Roanoke; one sister, Aldene Jones, Princeton, W.Va; five grandchildren. Private graveside services will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at Jacksonville Cemetery with Rev. Elbert Lee Naff officiating. Maberry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. on June 10, 1992.1

Family

J. Letcher Bower b. September 27, 1886, d. January 25, 1959
Marriage*She married J. Letcher Bower in 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 
Child
  • Clara Marie Bower1,5

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clara Lela Bower obituary in the Jun 10, 1992 edition.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  4. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Major Lee "M. L." Sweeney Jr.1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. April 25, 1925, d. April 16, 1997
FatherMajor Lee Sweeney Sr.1,3,4,7,8,5,9,10 b. April 4, 1902, d. April 16, 1993
MotherMargaret Marie Powell1,2,3,4,7,8,5,9,10 b. October 12, 1905, d. May 18, 2003
     His Social Security Number was 224-24-9895.11 Major Lee "M. L." Sweeney Jr. was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on April 25, 1925 at Rockingham Co., North Carolina.11,1 He married Edith Elizabeth Vest, daughter of James B./V. Vest and Louella Florence Vest, on May 11, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,12 Major Lee "M. L." Sweeney Jr. and Edith Elizabeth Vest were divorced on November 20, 1973 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Edith was granted a divorce on the grounds of desertion.13,14 Major Lee "M. L." Sweeney Jr. married Arlene Marie Dulaney, daughter of Ellis Tazwell Dulaney and Lucy Arlene Akers, on August 31, 1974 at Ridgeway, Virginia.3,2 Major Lee "M. L." Sweeney Jr. died on April 16, 1997 at Virginia at age 71.11,2 He SWEENEY, Major Lee, ("M.L.''), 71, of Floyd, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Sweeney, Floyd; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna S. and Stephen Stapel, Pittsburgh, Pa., Teresa and Danny Epperly, Christiansburg; two sons, Brock Sweeney, Floyd, Glenn Scott Linkous, Virginia Beach; mother, Margaret P. Sweeney, Floyd; two sisters, Daphine Sowers, Floyd, Cindy Eanes, Ridgeway; five brothers, Max E. Sweeney, Roanoke, Jack Sweeney, Radford, W. Bruce Sweeney, Floyd, W. Barry Sweeney, Floyd, S. Douglas Sweeney, Troutville; one granddaughter. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 19, 1997, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Graham Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at Gardner Funeral Home, where the family will be from 7 to 9 p.m on April 18, 1997.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 133, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 136, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1950Mechanic1

Family 1

Edith Elizabeth Vest b. April 29, 1931, d. September 18, 2004
Marriage*Major Lee "M. L." Sweeney Jr. married Edith Elizabeth Vest, daughter of James B./V. Vest and Louella Florence Vest, on May 11, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,12 
Divorce* Major Lee "M. L." Sweeney Jr. and Edith Elizabeth Vest were divorced on November 20, 1973 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Edith was granted a divorce on the grounds of desertion.13,14 
Child

Family 2

Child
  • Teresa L. Sweeney2,15

Family 3

Arlene Marie Dulaney
Marriage*Major Lee "M. L." Sweeney Jr. married Arlene Marie Dulaney, daughter of Ellis Tazwell Dulaney and Lucy Arlene Akers, on August 31, 1974 at Ridgeway, Virginia.3,2 
Child
  • Brock Edward Sweeney2,5,6,15

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Major Lee Sweeney obitutary in the Apr 18, 1997 edition.
  3. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Major Lee Sweeney, Sr. obituary in the Apr 17, 1993 edition.
  5. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  6. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Ref # 03-130.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Margaret Powell Sweeney obituary in the May 20, 2003 edition.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thomas Wayne Sweeney obituary in the Nov 15, 1992 edition.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  12. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  13. [S176] Unknown author, Floyd Co., Virginia Chancery Book 18.
  14. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Donna Lee Sweeney obituary in the Feb 13, 2013 edition.

Dock Floyd Yates1

M, b. May 5, 1920, d. June 20, 1975
FatherAbner Chapel Yates2,3,4,1 b. June 6, 1895, d. March 6, 1985
MotherLila Cam Sweeney2,3,4,1 b. October 1, 1900, d. April 1, 1977
     His Social Security Number was 229-07-2695.5 Dock Floyd Yates was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 He was born on May 5, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His death certificate has a birth date of May 25, 1920.5,1 He died on June 20, 1975 at Lexington, Rockbridge Co., Virginia, at age 55.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 169, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 7, District 35-2, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Occupation

1940Picture show machine operator4

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Cameron Yates obituary in the Mar 6, 2005 edition.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Abner Garland Yates1

M, b. August 22, 1922, d. June 27, 2011
FatherAbner Chapel Yates2,3,4,5,1,6 b. June 6, 1895, d. March 6, 1985
MotherLila Cam Sweeney2,3,4,5,1,6 b. October 1, 1900, d. April 1, 1977
     Abner Garland Yates was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, 1300 Mountain View Road, Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 He was born on August 22, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He married Virginia Craig Troutt, daughter of Lamah Craig Troutt and Lucy Lee Saunders, on July 11, 1946 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.3 Abner Garland Yates died on June 27, 2011 at Virginia at age 88.1 He Abner Garland Yates, 88, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 27, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Abner and Lila Yates; son, Dallas G. Yates; four brothers; and one sister. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Virginia C. Yates; children, Sissy (Wayne) Hartman, Linda (Mike) Ferguson, Wayne (Libby) Yates, Dennis (Vada) Yates, Bobbie (Ronnie) Stump, Vernon (Sandy) Yates, Dale (Susie) Yates, Rodney Yates, and Vickie Yates; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leo (Betty) Yates, Lester (Blanche) Yates, Jack (Evelyn) Yates, and Frances Yates; 18 grandchildren; and 24 greatgrandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at noon on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel with the Rev. George E. Stevenson and the Rev. Paul E. Lockhart officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the funeral home. on June 29, 2011.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 169, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 7, District 35-2, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1946Farmer3

Family

Virginia Craig Troutt
Marriage*Abner Garland Yates married Virginia Craig Troutt, daughter of Lamah Craig Troutt and Lucy Lee Saunders, on July 11, 1946 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.3 
Children
  • Dennis Brown "Denny" Yates7,1
  • Dallas Garland Yates+7,1,8 b. August 24, 1947, d. September 13, 2006
  • Virginia Loraine "Sissy" Yates7,1
  • Linda Grace Yates7,1,8
  • William Wayne Yates Sr.7,1,8
  • Barbara Ann "Bobbie" Yates7,1,8
  • Vernon Lee Yates Sr.7,1,8
  • Allen Dale Yates Sr.7,1,8
  • Rodney Cameron Yates7,1,8

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Abner Garland Yates obituary in the Jun 29, 2011 edition.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S46] Stephen A. Taylor & Rena B. Worthen, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1939-1962.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Cameron Yates obituary in the Mar 6, 2005 edition.
  5. [S1795] Pensacola News Journal, From the Nancy Yates Nelson obituary in the Jan 9, 2007 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dallas Garland Yates obituary in the Sep 15, 2006 edition.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Nancy Lorraine Yates1,2,3

F, b. January 17, 1927, d. January 6, 2007
FatherAbner Chapel Yates1,4,2,5,3 b. June 6, 1895, d. March 6, 1985
MotherLila Cam Sweeney1,4,2,5,3 b. October 1, 1900, d. April 1, 1977
     Her Social Security Number was 230-28-4685.6 Nancy Lorraine Yates was buried at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens, Pensacola, Escambia Co., Florida.2 She was born on January 17, 1927 at Altavista, Campbell Co., Virginia.6,2 As of November 16, 1946,her married name was Nelson.3 She married Jack Nelson on November 16, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 Nancy Lorraine Yates died on January 6, 2007 at Pensacola, Escambia Co., Florida, at age 79.6,2 She Mrs. Nancy Yates Nelson, age 79, of Pensacola, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2007 in a local Nursing Facility. She was born January 17, 1927 in AltaVista, VA. She had been a resident of Pensacola for the last 45 years. She was employeed at Vanity Fair and retired after 25 years of service. Her parents; Abner and Lila Sweeney Yates, and three brothers preceded her in death. Survivors include 2 daughters: Janet Shelby (Terry), Jackie Roberts (John), Son; Waverly Nelson, 4 brothers; Garland, Leo, Jack and Lester Nelson, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in the Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens. Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, Tuesday, January 9, 2007 from 5 to 7 p.m. on January 9, 2007.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 169, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 7, District 35-2, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Jack Nelson
Marriage*Nancy Lorraine Yates married Jack Nelson on November 16, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 
Children
  • Jackie Nelson2
  • Janet Lorraine Nelson2
  • Waverly Allen Nelson2

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1795] Pensacola News Journal, From the Nancy Yates Nelson obituary in the Jan 9, 2007 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Cameron Yates obituary in the Mar 6, 2005 edition.
  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.

Annie Marcella Whitlock1,2,3,4

F, b. January 3, 1920, d. July 31, 1993
FatherArthur Lee Whitlock1,2,5,6,7,3,4 b. October 30, 1894, d. October 12, 1948
MotherFrances May Radford1,2,5,6,7,3,4 b. June 14, 1897, d. February 20, 1988
     Her Social Security Number was 223-26-1079.8 Her married name was Hegy.9 Annie Marcella Whitlock married Eugene Alexander Hegy Jr.9 Annie Marcella Whitlock was born on January 3, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,3 As of March 3, 1941,her married name was Harvey.4 She married Erskine Corbin Harvey on March 3, 1941 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 Annie Marcella Whitlock and Erskine Corbin Harvey were divorced on July 27, 1943 at Newport News, Virginia.10 Annie Marcella Whitlock died on July 31, 1993 at New York at age 73.8

Census Records

1930Dwelling 175, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 835, District 45-1, Horse Pasture, Henry Co., Virginia6

Family 1

Eugene Alexander Hegy Jr. b. October 3, 1921, d. July 28, 2013
Marriage*Annie Marcella Whitlock married Eugene Alexander Hegy Jr.9 

Family 2

Erskine Corbin Harvey b. May 25, 1921, d. December 1, 1990
Marriage*Annie Marcella Whitlock married Erskine Corbin Harvey on March 3, 1941 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 
Divorce* Annie Marcella Whitlock and Erskine Corbin Harvey were divorced on July 27, 1943 at Newport News, Virginia.10 

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S184] Martinsville Bulletin, From the Ardene Whitlock Lawless obituary in the Feb 20, 2005 edition.
  3. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S184] Martinsville Bulletin, From the Mary Whitlock Thompson obituary in the Aug 17, 2005 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5954] Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, online http://www.dignitymemorial.com/collins-mckee-stone-funeral-home-bassett/en-us/index.page, From the James Malcolm Whitlock obituary.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S4567] New York Times, From the Eugene A. Hegy, Jr. obituary in the Aug 4, 2013 edition.
  10. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.

Ardene Mildred Whitlock1,2,3

F, b. March 6, 1924, d. February 18, 2005
FatherArthur Lee Whitlock1,2,4,5,6,3 b. October 30, 1894, d. October 12, 1948
MotherFrances May Radford1,2,4,5,6,3 b. June 14, 1897, d. February 20, 1988
     Her Social Security Number was 225-26-5438.7 Ardene Mildred Whitlock Ardene Whitlock Lawless, 80, formerly of Collinsville, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, in Huntsville, Ala. She was born March 6, 1924, in Floyd County to Arthur Lee Whitlock and Mae Radford Whitlock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Warren Lawless; a sister, Marcella Hagy; and a brother, James Malcolm Whitlock. She graduated from Fieldale High School in 1943. She retired from the city of Martinsville in 1986 after 30 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Collinsville and the Philathea Sunday School Class. Surviving are a son, Michael Warren Lawless of Huntsville; one sister, Mary Thompson of Martinsville; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Collins Funeral Services chapel with Dr. Calvin Rains officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.2 She was buried at Roselawn Burial Park, 103 Clearview Drive, Martinsville, Virginia.2,8 She was born on March 6, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,8 As of February 3, 1945,her married name was Lawless.2,9 She married Guy Warren Lawless on February 3, 1945 at Martinsville, Virginia.2,8,3,10 Ardene Mildred Whitlock died on February 18, 2005 at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama, at age 80.7,2,8

Census Records

1930Dwelling 175, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 835, District 45-1, Horse Pasture, Henry Co., Virginia5

Family

Guy Warren Lawless b. September 6, 1922, d. June 5, 1992
Marriage*Ardene Mildred Whitlock married Guy Warren Lawless on February 3, 1945 at Martinsville, Virginia.2,8,3,10 
Child
  • Michael Warren Lawless2,3

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S184] Martinsville Bulletin, From the Ardene Whitlock Lawless obituary in the Feb 20, 2005 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S184] Martinsville Bulletin, From the Mary Whitlock Thompson obituary in the Aug 17, 2005 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5954] Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Services, online http://www.dignitymemorial.com/collins-mckee-stone-funeral-home-bassett/en-us/index.page, From the James Malcolm Whitlock obituary.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S3752] Roselawn Burial Park , Martinsville, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  9. [S1041] Adams, Kendrick, Stevens, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2125897&id=I107705246
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Ammon Mayness Richards1,2

M, b. May 1, 1924, d. April 30, 2009
FatherWalter Ballard Richards3,1,4,5 b. July 6, 1903, d. December 14, 1972
MotherAnnie Susan Prillaman3,1,4,5 b. March 29, 1900, d. December 12, 1996
     Ammon Mayness Richards was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 He was born on May 1, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 He married Christine Sylvia Peters, daughter of William Hobart Peters and Clara Artokie Nichols, on December 21, 1946.1,7 Ammon Mayness Richards married Betty Goodview on June 3, 1994 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,2 Ammon Mayness Richards died on April 30, 2009 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 84.6,7 He Ammon Richards, of Salem, Va., passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2009. He was born in Floyd County May 1, 1924. He was founder and owner of Richards Auto Alignment. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Shrine Temple, Moneta Lodge, 284 Moose Lodge, and the American Legion. He was also a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He had such a kind heart and was such a humble man, he inspired everyone he met. He enjoyed his family and many friends, loved going to the lake and to Florida in the winters. He will be sadly missed by all who had ever known him. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine P. Richards. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Betty K. Richards; son, Gary Richards and wife, Kim; daughter, Connie Richards Cyckowski; grandchildren, Alicia Jones and Brandon Johnson; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kyle Jones; stepchildren, Jim and Patti Tribley, and Michael Byrd; step granddaughter, Samantha Murphy; and brothers, Irvin and Elizabeth Richards, and Robert and Shirley Richards. Special thanks to Dr. Green and all of the staff of Lewis Gale Hospital for taking such wonderful care of him and for being so kind to all of us. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, May 4, 2009, at Bethel Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the building fund at Bethel Baptist Church. on May 2, 2009.6

Census Records

1930Dwelling 187, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 220, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family 1

Christine Sylvia Peters b. May 6, 1923, d. October 15, 1989
Marriage*Ammon Mayness Richards married Christine Sylvia Peters, daughter of William Hobart Peters and Clara Artokie Nichols, on December 21, 1946.1,7 
Children

Family 2

Betty Goodview
Marriage*Ammon Mayness Richards married Betty Goodview on June 3, 1994 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,2 

Citations

  1. [S297] Ellen Stanley Rogers & Norris Prillaman Miller, The Prillaman Family, Descendants of Jacob Prillaman.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Annie Prillaman Richards obituary in the Dec 13, 1996 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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ammon Richards obituary in the May 2, 2009 edition.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Gary Lee Richards obituary in the Jan 18, 2016 edition.

Irvin June Richards1,2

M, b. June 21, 1927
FatherWalter Ballard Richards3,1,4,5 b. July 6, 1903, d. December 14, 1972
MotherAnnie Susan Prillaman3,1,4,5 b. March 29, 1900, d. December 12, 1996
     Irvin June Richards was born on June 21, 1927 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He married Cynthia Elizabeth Fitzpatrick on November 13, 1948.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 187, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 220, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Cynthia Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
Marriage*Irvin June Richards married Cynthia Elizabeth Fitzpatrick on November 13, 1948.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S297] Ellen Stanley Rogers & Norris Prillaman Miller, The Prillaman Family, Descendants of Jacob Prillaman.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kevin Ray Richards obituary in the Nov 19, 2016 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Annie Prillaman Richards obituary in the Dec 13, 1996 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. [S2878] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mark Richards graduation announcement in the Jul 19, 2009 edition.

Oscar Roy Sweeney Jr.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

M, b. October 2, 1927, d. November 2, 2012
FatherOscar Roy Sweeney Sr.9,2,10,11,3,12 b. March 13, 1896, d. October 6, 1986
MotherDaisy Margaret Ellen Sweeney9,2,10,11,3,12 b. April 26, 1906, d. June 28, 2001
     His Social Security Number was 224-34-4166.13 Oscar Roy Sweeney Jr. was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,6 He was born on October 2, 1927 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,2,4,13,5 He married Mary Thelma "Mary Nell" Gardner on December 24, 1950.6,2,3,7 Oscar Roy Sweeney Jr. died on November 2, 2012 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 85.3,13,6,8 He Oscar Roy Sweeney Jr., 85, of Christiansburg, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Daisy Sweeney; father, Oscar Roy Sweeney Sr; and son, Mark Daren Sweeney. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Nell Gardner Sweeney; son, Phillip Dwayne (Linda Renee) Sweeney; sister, Margie (Roger) Shortt; grandchildren, Bradley David (Nicole Allene) Sweeney, Brandon Dale Sweeney, Anastasia Adair Sweeney, and Axel Phillip Sweeney; great- grandchildren, Shawn Lee Hypes, Bradley Cameron Sweeney, Nathaniel Oscar Sweeney, and Brycen Russell Sweeney; very special friends, Doris Jones, and Fred and Carol Walters; as well as several nieces and nephews. Oscar served in the United States Army for two years. He has owned and drove trucks for 70 years, traveling all over the United States. Oscar was also a big NASCAR fan. The family will receive friends at Auburn Baptist Church, 3840 Riner Road, Riner, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2012. The Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2012, at Auburn Baptist Church with Pastor Shake Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg. on November 3, 2012.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 198, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 29, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Family

Mary Thelma "Mary Nell" Gardner b. June 8, 1929, d. October 10, 2020
Marriage*Oscar Roy Sweeney Jr. married Mary Thelma "Mary Nell" Gardner on December 24, 1950.6,2,3,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  2. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oscar Roy Sweeney, Jr. obituary in the Nov 3, 2012 edition.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [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.
  6. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  7. [S4167] Horne Funeral Service, online http://hornefuneralservice.com/horne1/hornemain.html, From the Mary Thelma Sweeney obituary.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Daisy Margaret Ellen Sweeney obituary in the Jun 29, 2001 edition.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Mark Daren Sweeney obituary in the Jul 9, 1974 edition.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Bernard Ross Strickler1,2,3,4,5

M, b. October 18, 1910, d. May 26, 1955
FatherHerbert Helm Strickler1,3,4,6,5 b. October 24, 1884, d. November 7, 1962
MotherLouanna Elizabeth Hall1,3,4,6,5 b. December 4, 1888, d. January 19, 1967
     Bernard Ross Strickler was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 He was born on October 18, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,5 He married Amanda Ola Gillenwalters on December 23, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Bernard Ross Strickler died on May 26, 1955 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 44.2,5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 4, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 205, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 17, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930Farm laborer4
1940Truck driver6
1941Truck driver1

Family

Amanda Ola Gillenwalters
Marriage*Bernard Ross Strickler married Amanda Ola Gillenwalters on December 23, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.