Darlene Dale Manning1,2,3,4,5

F, b. February 16, 1940, d. October 18, 2012
FatherAlton Lemon Manning6,3,7,5 b. July 14, 1919, d. December 1, 1944
MotherThelma Gay Bartlett1,2,6,8,3,7,5 b. January 2, 1919, d. August 18, 2010
     Darlene Dale Manning was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 She was born on February 16, 1940 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,9,4 As of April 28, 1961,her married name was Honaker.5 She married Paul Leonard Honaker Sr. on April 28, 1961 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,5 Darlene Dale Manning and Paul Leonard Honaker Sr. were divorced on December 1, 1977 at Roanoke, Virginia.10 Darlene Dale Manning died on October 18, 2012 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 72.3,9,11 She Darlene Manning Honaker, 72, of Roanoke went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 18, 2012. She was born in Floyd County to Alton L. Manning (killed in World War II) and Thelma Bartlett Manning (2010). She was also preceded in death by the father of her children, Paul Honaker Sr. (2002); a sister, Brenda Joyce Manning; a brother, G.W. Manning Jr; and her stepdad, Gordon W. Manning Sr. Surviving are her son, Paul (Debbie) Honaker Jr., of Vinton; and daughter, Teresa (David) Burnett, of Roanoke; one granddaughter, Patricia (Brian) Alley, of Stewartsville; and one stepgranddaughter, Chrystal (Keith) Mattson, of SML. Darlene is also survived by two brothers, Homer (Nella) Manning and Thomas (Mary) Manning, both of Roanoke; three sisters, Evelyn (Jerry) Harris, of Danville, Arlene Honaker, Cindy (Richard) Owens, of Salem; many nieces and nephews too numerous to mention, many friends and extended family. Darlene was of Baptist faith and a very special person, always wanting to help someone, when she had so little herself. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff on the 6th floor of Lewis Gale Hospital for their care and concern. Memorial services will be held in the Chapel at Sherwood Memorial Park at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Officiating will be Ronald Denson. Until we meet again-We Love You-Rest in Peace. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory. 540-366-0707. on October 20, 2012.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 76, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Paul Leonard Honaker Sr. b. October 27, 1930, d. January 21, 2002
Marriage*Darlene Dale Manning married Paul Leonard Honaker Sr. on April 28, 1961 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,5 
Divorce* Darlene Dale Manning and Paul Leonard Honaker Sr. were divorced on December 1, 1977 at Roanoke, Virginia.10 
Children
  • Teresa Ann Honaker3,12
  • Paul Leonard "P. J." Honaker Jr.3,12

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Gordon W. Manning obitutary in the Jul 14, 2000 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Gordon Willie Manning, Jr. obituary in the Jun 28, 1998 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Darlene Manning Honaker obituary in the Oct 23, 2012 edition.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S927] Homer Manning (son), "Alton Manning," e-mail to unknown recipient.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thelma Bartlett Manning obituary in the Aug 20, 2010 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Paul Honaker obituary in the Jan 23, 2002 edition.

Robert Clarence Wimmer Sr.1,2,3

M, b. December 17, 1900, d. August 31, 1976
FatherWilliam Covey Wimmer1 b. 1888, d. January 6, 1937
MotherHannah Agnes Jackson1,4 b. September 11, 1880, d. December 24, 1976
     His Social Security Number was 226-01-5262.5 Robert Clarence Wimmer Sr. was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 He was born on December 17, 1900 at Roanoke, Virginia.5,3 He married Willie Mae Rusher circa 1924.2,3 Robert Clarence Wimmer Sr. died on August 31, 1976 at age 75.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 39, District 128, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia1
1920Dwelling 59, District 24, Jefferson Ward 3, Roanoke, Virginia4
1930Dwelling 26, District 36, Roanoke, Virginia2
1940Dwelling 382, District 81-15, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1920Garage shipping clerk4
1930Auto motor company clerk2
1940Gas station attendant6

Family

Willie Mae Rusher b. July 7, 1902, d. May 26, 1988
Marriage*Robert Clarence Wimmer Sr. married Willie Mae Rusher circa 1924.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2752] City of Salem VA Archives - Sherwood Memorial Park, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/salem/cemeteries/
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Clarence Wimmer obituary in the May 13, 2005 edition.

Ruford Harry Wimmer1,2,3

M, b. October 15, 1904, d. August 15, 1989
FatherWilliam Covey Wimmer4,3 b. 1888, d. January 6, 1937
MotherHannah Agnes Jackson4,5,6,3 b. September 11, 1880, d. December 24, 1976
     Ruford Harry Wimmer was buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Four Mile Fork, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 223-22-8857.7 He married Mary Grace Coleman.8 Ruford Harry Wimmer was born on October 15, 1904 at Roanoke, Virginia.7,2,3 He died on August 15, 1989 at Fredericksburg, Virginia, at age 84.7,1,2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 39, District 128, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 59, District 24, Jefferson Ward 3, Roanoke, Virginia5
1930Dwelling 160, District 37, Roanoke, Virginia6
1940Dwelling 159, District 81-16, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1930Pipefitter6
1940Gasoline station operator9

Family

Mary Grace Coleman b. circa 1909
Marriage*Ruford Harry Wimmer married Mary Grace Coleman.8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S2270] Sunset Memorial Gardens, Spotsylvania Co. VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=281&GRid=62640783&CRid=52346&df=all&
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3676] Free Lance-Star, The, From the Edgar C. Wimmer obituary in the Jun 3, 2009 edition.

Mary Grace Coleman1

F, b. circa 1909
     Mary Grace Coleman married Ruford Harry Wimmer, son of William Covey Wimmer and Hannah Agnes Jackson.1 Her married name was Wimmer. Mary Grace Coleman was born circa 1909 at Virginia.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 159, District 81-16, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia2

Family

Ruford Harry Wimmer b. October 15, 1904, d. August 15, 1989
Marriage*Mary Grace Coleman married Ruford Harry Wimmer, son of William Covey Wimmer and Hannah Agnes Jackson.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S3676] Free Lance-Star, The, From the Edgar C. Wimmer obituary in the Jun 3, 2009 edition.

Eldridge Huff "Alec" Wimmer1

M, b. April 18, 1910, d. January 5, 1981
FatherWilliam Covey Wimmer b. 1888, d. January 6, 1937
MotherHannah Agnes Jackson2,3 b. September 11, 1880, d. December 24, 1976
     His Social Security Number was 228-12-3593.4 Eldridge Huff "Alec" Wimmer was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 He was born on April 18, 1910 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,1 He married Grace Althea Williams on November 21, 1936 at Roanoke, Virginia.1 Eldridge Huff "Alec" Wimmer died on January 5, 1981 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 70.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 59, District 24, Jefferson Ward 3, Roanoke, Virginia2
1930Dwelling 160, District 37, Roanoke, Virginia3

Family

Grace Althea Williams b. December 31, 1910, d. June 25, 1978
Marriage*Eldridge Huff "Alec" Wimmer married Grace Althea Williams on November 21, 1936 at Roanoke, Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S2752] City of Salem VA Archives - Sherwood Memorial Park, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/salem/cemeteries/
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Grace Althea Williams1

F, b. December 31, 1910, d. June 25, 1978
     Her Social Security Number was 226-50-5867.2 Grace Althea Williams was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 She was born on December 31, 1910 at Sawyerville, Quebec, Canada.2,1 She married Eldridge Huff "Alec" Wimmer, son of William Covey Wimmer and Hannah Agnes Jackson, on November 21, 1936 at Roanoke, Virginia.1 As of November 21, 1936,her married name was Wimmer. Grace Althea Williams died on June 25, 1978 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 67.1

Family

Eldridge Huff "Alec" Wimmer b. April 18, 1910, d. January 5, 1981
Marriage*She married Eldridge Huff "Alec" Wimmer, son of William Covey Wimmer and Hannah Agnes Jackson, on November 21, 1936 at Roanoke, Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S2752] City of Salem VA Archives - Sherwood Memorial Park, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/salem/cemeteries/
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Evelyn Nadine Wimmer1

F, b. November 25, 1911, d. September 16, 1982
FatherWilliam Covey Wimmer b. 1888, d. January 6, 1937
MotherHannah Agnes Jackson2,3,4 b. September 11, 1880, d. December 24, 1976
     Evelyn Nadine Wimmer was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 She married James Crawford.5,1,4 Her married name was Crawford. Evelyn Nadine Wimmer was born on November 25, 1911 at Virginia.1 She died on September 16, 1982 at age 70.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 59, District 24, Jefferson Ward 3, Roanoke, Virginia2
1930Dwelling 160, District 37, Roanoke, Virginia3
1940Dwelling 145, District 119-54, Roanoke, Virginia4

Family

James Crawford b. circa 1911
Marriage*Evelyn Nadine Wimmer married James Crawford.5,1,4 

Citations

  1. [S2752] City of Salem VA Archives - Sherwood Memorial Park, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/salem/cemeteries/
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arthur Lewis Wimmer obitutary in the Oct 11, 2003 edition.

Anthony R. "Tony" Sowder1,2,3,4,5

M, b. June 27, 1889, d. April 12, 1941
FatherWilliam Wheeler Sowder2,3 b. August 22, 1864, d. February 8, 1913
MotherOctavia Lee West2,3 b. February 17, 1867, d. August 8, 1943
     Anthony R. "Tony" Sowder was buried at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas.6 He was born on June 27, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5 He married Eva May Goldsborough circa 1911.7,8,9 Anthony R. "Tony" Sowder died on April 12, 1941 at Sebastian Co., Arkansas, at age 51.4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 145, District 139, Grant, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas2
1910Dwelling 137, District 143, Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas3
1920Dwelling 389, District 148, Prairie Grove Township, Washington Co., Arkansas10
1930Dwelling 153, District 21, Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas7
1940Dwelling 33, District 66-54, Upper, Sebastian Co., Arkansas11

Occupation

1910Laundry washer3
1920Propriator10
1930Laundry foreman7
1940Laundryman11

Family

Eva May Goldsborough b. June 26, 1891, d. March 11, 1951
Marriage*Anthony R. "Tony" Sowder married Eva May Goldsborough circa 1911.7,8,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S869] Arkansas Department of Health Division of Vital Records, Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950.
  5. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  6. [S3325] Fairview Memorial Gardens, Washington Co., AK, online http://www.findagrave.com
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5170] Northwest Arkansas Times, From the Jack Norman Sowder obituary in the Apr 2, 1973 edition.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Alma S. Dodd obituary.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Lydia Adeline "Liddie" Hall1,2

F, b. October 20, 1879, d. March 4, 1930
FatherRobert Wood Hall3,4,2 b. January, 1856
MotherEmily "Emma" Conner3,4,2 b. February 7, 1856, d. March 17, 1930
     Lydia Adeline "Liddie" Hall was buried at Puckett Cemetery, off Rt. 221 on a small dirt road between the old Copper Hill post office and H. C. Link & Son Pump Business, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.5 She was born on October 20, 1879 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,4 As of June 22, 1899,her married name was King.2 She married Valentine Lee King, son of Peter O. King and Mary Magdaline "Maggie" Conner, on June 22, 1899 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 Lydia Adeline "Liddie" Hall died on March 4, 1930 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 50; Struck at a railroad crossing while in her car.1,4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 176, District 54, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1900Dwelling 335, District 61, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 49, District 92, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 18, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia8

Family

Valentine Lee King b. June 16, 1880, d. September 29, 1964
Marriage*Lydia Adeline "Liddie" Hall married Valentine Lee King, son of Peter O. King and Mary Magdaline "Maggie" Conner, on June 22, 1899 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S939] William Clyde Conner, Puckett Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S2391] Floyd County Historical Society Cemeteries of Floyd County, VA, online http://floydcountyhistoricalsociety.org/cemeteries/alpha.html
  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.

James Clinton "Clint" Carr1,2,3,4,5

M, b. August 19, 1923, d. June 23, 1997
FatherJames Hawley Carr6,7,1,2,3,5,8 b. February 18, 1892, d. May 11, 1972
MotherChloe E. King9,6,7,1,2,3,5,8 b. February 24, 1896, d. May 5, 1973
     James Clinton "Clint" Carr was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 His Social Security Number was 223-22-0323.10 He married Elsie Adams.1 James Clinton "Clint" Carr was born on August 19, 1923 at Virginia.10,7,4 He died on June 23, 1997 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 73.10,1,4 He CARR, James Clinton, of Roanoke, passed away at home on Monday, June 23, 1997 following a long illness with cancer. He was preceded in death by his father, James Hawley Carr; and his mother, Chloe King Carr of Simpsons, Va; and his sister, Lorraine Carr Reed, Copper Hill, Va. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Adams Carr; a daughter, Helen Dale Carr Duncan and husband, Thomas Thompson Duncan; two granddaughters, Heather Christin Duncan and Hollie Cathleen Duncan; a son, James Timothy Carr and wife, Donna Shelor Carr; and a grandson, James Timothy Carr II; one brother, Henry F. Carr and wife, Christine B. Carr; one brother-in-law, Ervin Thomas Reed; and several nieces and nephews. Clint was a member of Grandin Court Baptist Church and sang in the adult choir for many years. He retired from General Electric Company in 1985 after 30 years of service. The Rev. Philip Motley, Pastor of Grandin Court Baptist Church will hold a private ""Thank You"" Ceremony and Interment. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel on Brambleton Avenue, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 1997. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to your Church, Grandin Court Baptist Church or the Virginia Baptist Childrens Home in Salem. Our family thanks Doctors William Fintel, John Phillip Bushkar, Bertram Spitzler, Joseph Nelson and John Preddy for their kind and gracious help during Clint's illness. Also thanks to the Nurses in the Chemotherapy Department of Lewis Gale Hospital and the Staff Nurses at Lewis Gale Hospital who so willing gave their help during Clint's hospital stay. A special thanks to our Church Family and many Friends whose prayers and offers of help sustained us. on June 25, 1997.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 25, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 22, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

Elsie Adams
Marriage*James Clinton "Clint" Carr married Elsie Adams.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Clinton Carr obituary in the Jun 25, 1997 edition.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for James Hawley Carr.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the James H. Carr obituary in an unknown edition.
  4. [S1405] National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Chloe King Carr obituary in the May 10, 1973 edition.
  6. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  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. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Chloe King Carr.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Helen Dale Carr Duncan obituary in the Apr 6, 2006 edition.
  12. [S2752] City of Salem VA Archives - Sherwood Memorial Park, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/salem/cemeteries/

Virginia Pearl Epperly1

F, b. October 10, 1924, d. August 12, 1992
FatherHiley Lee Epperly2,3,4,5 b. July 17, 1892, d. April 12, 1967
MotherBlanche Woodruff Sumner2,3,6,4,5 b. July 9, 1897, d. July 30, 1977
     Virginia Pearl Epperly was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7 Her Social Security Number was 226-26-7200.8 She was born on October 10, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,8 She married Dewey Leonard Epperley, son of Alonzo Conner "Lonzo" Epperly and Myrtle Ellen Poff, on June 22, 1946 at Rogers, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,7,9 Virginia Pearl Epperly died on August 12, 1992 at age 67.8,7

Census Records

1930Dwelling 83, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 142, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Dewey Leonard Epperley b. October 18, 1924, d. July 10, 1996
Marriage*Virginia Pearl Epperly married Dewey Leonard Epperley, son of Alonzo Conner "Lonzo" Epperly and Myrtle Ellen Poff, on June 22, 1946 at Rogers, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,7,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3680] Southwest Times, The, From the Cecil Leonard Epperley obituary in the Aug 3, 2011 edition.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Herman Lee Epperly obituary in the Aug 5, 1965 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Blanche Epperly obituary in the Aug 4, 1977 edition.
  7. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S333] The Southwest Times, Pulaski, Virginia, From the Kenneth Ray Epperley obituary in the Jun 20, 2004 edition.
  11. [S3465] New River Valley News, online nrvnews.com, From the Roger Lee Epperly obituary.
  12. [S333] The Southwest Times, Pulaski, Virginia, From the Kenneth Ray Epperly obituary in the Jun 20, 2004 edition.

Edsel B. Epperly1,2,3,4,5

M, b. September 21, 1926, d. July 4, 1954
FatherHiley Lee Epperly1,4,6 b. July 17, 1892, d. April 12, 1967
MotherBlanche Woodruff Sumner1,4,6 b. July 9, 1897, d. July 30, 1977
     Edsel B. Epperly was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on September 21, 1926 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3,5 He married Kaula Mae Vest, daughter of Roy Allen Vest and Malinda Alice McNeil, on November 3, 1951 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,3 Edsel B. Epperly died on July 4, 1954 at Virginia at age 27; Died in an automobile accident.2,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 83, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 142, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1951Mechanic1

Family

Kaula Mae Vest
Marriage*Edsel B. Epperly married Kaula Mae Vest, daughter of Roy Allen Vest and Malinda Alice McNeil, on November 3, 1951 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,3 
Child
  • Larry Douglas Epperly3,8,9

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S911] Paul McNeil, "McNeil Genealogy."
  8. [S1859] Eleanor Stuart Mcneil Mullins and Maynard McNeil, "Some Descendants of Jacob Ireson McNeil."
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Nannie Bell "Nan" Hall1,2

F, b. August 22, 1922, d. April 4, 2006
FatherLeonard Hamilton Hall1,2,3,4,5 b. February 4, 1890, d. September 15, 1963
MotherJessie B. "Josie" Price1,2,3,4,5 b. March 15, 1893, d. August 21, 1982
     Nannie Bell "Nan" Hall was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.3 Her Social Security Number was 226-12-1510.6 She married Roy H. "Booty" Basham.3 Nannie Bell "Nan" Hall married Unknown Bower.7 Her married name was Basham. Her married name was Bower. Nannie Bell "Nan" Hall was born on August 22, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 She married Archie Edward Palmer, son of John W. Palmer and Zella Aldine "Zillie" Hall, on January 9, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 As of January 9, 1939,her married name was Palmer. Nannie Bell "Nan" Hall died on April 4, 2006 at Virginia at age 83.3,6 She Nan B. Palmer Basham, 83, of Roanoke, departed this life for heaven on April 4, 2006. Nan was a resident of Roanoke for most of her life, except for the past three and a half years during which she resided at Lakeview Assisted Living and was recently a resident of the Memory Care Unit at Richfield Recovery and Care Center in Salem. She was the daughter of the late Leonard H. and Josie Hall of Union Valley, Va. She was predeceased by husbands, Archie Edward Palmer and Roy H. (Booty) Basham; son, Lonnie G. Palmer; sisters, Edna Honaker, Pearl Roop, Eunice Muncy and Eva Hall; brothers, Leonard ("Junior") Hall and Raymond Hall. Nan is survived by her daughter, Doris Sweeney Musselman and her husband, Greg of Salem, Va; a son, Edward Ronald Palmer and his wife, Margaret of Chandler, Ariz; sister, Wanna Thomas of Christiansburg; brothers and sisters-in-law, Brainard Hall and Kate, Lloyd (Cotton) Hall and Lucille of Christiansburg; five grandchildren, Tammy Sweeney Blankenship of Salem, Va., Michael Edward Sweeney of Roanoke, Va., Cindy Palmer Herst of Lake Villa, Ill., Sandy Palmer Loomis of Lakeside, Ariz., and Ronnie Palmer of Chandler, Ariz; five greatgranddaughters, Sara and Melissa Blankenship, Tiffany Sweeney and Sierra and Savannah Palmer. Nan was retired after 28 years with Roses Stores and after eight years with Sam's Wholesale Club in Roanoke. She leaves behind a host of special co-workers at Sam's, friends Jackie Musselman, Ava Brown, Charlie at Pet City, Nancy Wade and Gelene Hall of Connelly Memorial Baptist Church, all of whom helped Nan from time to time and were her angels on earth. Nan was also predeceased in 2005 by her beloved poodle, B.J. The family wishes to thank the staff of 4 West at Richfield as well as the Gentle Shepherd Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006 at the Lotz Funeral Home, 1001 Franklin Rd. S.W. A service celebrating Nan's life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2006 at the funeral home officiated by the Rev. Travis Oswald. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
on April 6, 2006.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 87, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 15, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family 1

Unknown Bower
Marriage*Nannie Bell "Nan" Hall married Unknown Bower.7 

Family 2

Roy H. "Booty" Basham b. November 19, 1921, d. February 7, 1999
Marriage*Nannie Bell "Nan" Hall married Roy H. "Booty" Basham.3 

Family 3

Archie Edward Palmer
Marriage*Nannie Bell "Nan" Hall married Archie Edward Palmer, son of John W. Palmer and Zella Aldine "Zillie" Hall, on January 9, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 
Children
  • Lonnie G. Palmer3
  • Edward Ronald Palmer3
  • Doris Palmer3

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Nan B. Palmer Basham obituary in the Apr 6, 2006 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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Pearl Vest Roop obituary in the Sep 24, 1990 edition.

Wanna Lee Hall1,2,3,4

F, b. May 26, 1926, d. August 20, 2013
FatherLeonard Hamilton Hall5,6,2,3,4 b. February 4, 1890, d. September 15, 1963
MotherJessie B. "Josie" Price5,6,2,3,4 b. March 15, 1893, d. August 21, 1982
     Wanna Lee Hall was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 She was born on May 26, 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,4 As of July 5, 1945,her married name was Thomas.2 She married Frank Loveling Thomas Jr. on July 5, 1945 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,4 As of July 2, 1977,her married name was Royal.2 Wanna Lee Hall married Floyd Edward Royal on July 2, 1977 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 Wanna Lee Hall and Floyd Edward Royal were divorced on August 25, 1992 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.8 Wanna Lee Hall died on August 20, 2013 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 87.7,4 She Wanna Hall Thomas, 87, of Blacksburg, VA, passed away on August 20, 2013, in the loving care of her family. She was born in Floyd, VA, on May 26, 1926, to the late Leonard and Josie Hall. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Thomas, Jr; 6 sisters; and 4 brothers. She is survived by a brother, Lloyd Hall and wife Lucille; daughters, Nancy Jarrell and husband Larry, and Josie Bishop and husband Mike Gummer, all of Christiansburg; sons, Bruce Thomas and wife Judy, and Chuck Thomas and wife Robin, all of Riner; grandsons, Brian Bishop of Norfolk, Mike Jarrell and wife Erica of Riner, and Dr. Jon Thomas and wife Becca of Riner; granddaughters, Susan Bishop Thomas and husband John of Fayetteville, NC, and Lauren Thomas of Roanoke, VA; 2 step-granddaughters, April Smith-Thomas Samaniego of San Diego, CA, and Sam Johnson of Greenville, SC; step-grandson, Timothy Gummer of Herdon, VA; as well as 16 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 22, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 23, at 11 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Riner, with Pastor Russell Gordon and Dr. Jon Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg. Flowers are appreciated but please consider making donations in Mom’s memory to The Warm Hearth Foundation, 2603 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060 or call (540) 443-3406. A very special thank you to Mom’s other family at Warm Hearth in Blacksburg for the wonderful care and love provided through the years. You will always remain part of our family. Also a special thank you to Good Samaritan Hospice for the loving care and support during the last few months. on August 21, 2013.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 87, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 15, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family 1

Frank Loveling Thomas Jr. b. July 24, 1924, d. August 16, 1975
Marriage*Wanna Lee Hall married Frank Loveling Thomas Jr. on July 5, 1945 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,4 
Children
  • Chuck Thomas4
  • Josie Eliza Thomas4,2
  • Bruce Wayne Thomas4,2
  • Nancy Carol Thomas4,2

Family 2

Floyd Edward Royal b. November 23, 1925, d. February 24, 1995
Marriage*Wanna Lee Hall married Floyd Edward Royal on July 2, 1977 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 
Divorce* Wanna Lee Hall and Floyd Edward Royal were divorced on August 25, 1992 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.8 

Citations

  1. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Wanna Hall Thomas obituary in the Aug 21, 2013 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Nan B. Palmer Basham obituary in the Apr 6, 2006 edition.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.

Edna Ray Hall1,2,3

F, b. August 14, 1928, d. April 28, 1989
FatherLeonard Hamilton Hall4,1,2,5 b. February 4, 1890, d. September 15, 1963
MotherJessie B. "Josie" Price4,1,2,5 b. March 15, 1893, d. August 21, 1982
     Edna Ray Hall was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,3 She was born on August 14, 1928 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia; Her marriage certificate has a birth date of Aug 14, 1925.6,2,3 As of August 11, 1947,her married name was Honaker.2 She married James Ernest Honaker Sr. on August 11, 1947 at Greenbrier Co., West Virginia.2,3 Edna Ray Hall died on April 28, 1989 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 60.6,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 87, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 15, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

James Ernest Honaker Sr. b. April 10, 1917, d. June 3, 1992
Marriage*Edna Ray Hall married James Ernest Honaker Sr. on August 11, 1947 at Greenbrier Co., West Virginia.2,3 
Children
  • James Ernest Honaker Jr.7,8
  • Daniel Wayne "Danny" Honaker7,8

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Honaker-Hall marriage certificate.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Nan B. Palmer Basham obituary in the Apr 6, 2006 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Ernest Honaker, Sr. obituary in the Jun 5, 1992 edition.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Raymond O. Conner1,2,3

M, b. August 16, 1923, d. October 31, 1977
FatherWinston Clanamore "Clan" Conner1,2 b. April, 1897
MotherAnnie Young1,2
     His Social Security Number was 230-16-7102.4 Raymond O. Conner was born on August 16, 1923 at Virginia.1,3,4 He died on October 31, 1977 at Broward Co., Florida, at age 54.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 91, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 171, District 61-15, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S417] Florida Health Department, Florida Death Index,1877-1998.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Louise Fern Light1

F, b. December 19, 1920, d. March 17, 1997
FatherHenry Jacob Light1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 b. June 26, 1878, d. May 22, 1961
MotherTempie Elizabeth Vest1,2,4,5,6,7,8 b. November 26, 1878, d. November 8, 1958
     Louise Fern Light was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Her Social Security Number was 228-94-5757.9 She was born on December 19, 1920 at Virginia.4,9 She died on March 17, 1997 at Virginia at age 76.1,9 She LIGHT, Louise Fern, 76, of Christiansburg, went to be with the Lord Monday, March 17, 1997. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Jacob and Tempie Vest Light; two sisters, Miss Clara Light and Mrs. Archie (Lacie) Vest; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harlie and Arlin Light, Hubert Light, Hulen Light, Roy Light, Carson and Hazel Light, Doy and Arlee Light. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Joe (Rheba) Link, Check; one sister-in-law, Norma Light, Pilot; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Gardner Funeral Home with Elder W. T. Conner and Elder Junior Conner officiating. Interment will follow in Iddings Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gardner Funeral Home, where the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m on March 19, 1997.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 96, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 73, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Fern Light obituary in the Mar 19, 1997 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clara Edith Light obituary in the Feb 17, 1997 edition.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Henry J. Light obituary in the May 25, 1961 edition.
  4. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Elizabeth Vest Light obituary in the Nov 13, 1958 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rheba Light Link obituary in the Nov 21, 2010 edition.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Hilda Ann Gearhart1,2,3,4

F, b. April 15, 1921, d. September 4, 1988
FatherHarper Freeman Gearhart1,2,3,5 b. February 28, 1902, d. December 3, 1953
MotherMinerva Annie "Minnie" Conner1,3,5 b. October 28, 1896, d. September 14, 1927
     Hilda Ann Gearhart was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, 1300 Mountain View Road, Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 Her Social Security Number was 234-28-5011.6 She was born on April 15, 1921 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3,4,5 As of September 10, 1951,her married name was Campbell.3 She married Lewis Clayborn Campbell on September 10, 1951 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,5 Hilda Ann Gearhart died on September 4, 1988 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 67.6,5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 103, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her grandfather Giles Conner1

Family

Lewis Clayborn Campbell b. March 5, 1920, d. January 3, 1983
Marriage*Hilda Ann Gearhart married Lewis Clayborn Campbell on September 10, 1951 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,5 

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Harper Freeman Gearhart obituary in the Dec 5, 1953 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Dessie Florence Gearhart1,2

F, b. August 15, 1924, d. February 5, 1998
FatherHarper Freeman Gearhart1,3,2 b. February 28, 1902, d. December 3, 1953
MotherMinerva Annie "Minnie" Conner1,2 b. October 28, 1896, d. September 14, 1927
     Her Social Security Number was 226-12-3264.4 Her married name was Wade.3 Dessie Florence Gearhart married Raymond Cecil Wade.5 Dessie Florence Gearhart was born on August 15, 1924 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.4,2 She died on February 5, 1998 at Maryland at age 73.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 103, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her grandfather Giles Conner1
1940Dwelling 340, District 119-39, Roanoke, Virginia6

Family

Raymond Cecil Wade b. September 30, 1924, d. January 19, 1991
Marriage*Dessie Florence Gearhart married Raymond Cecil Wade.5 
Children
  • Donna Wade5
  • Deborah Wade5

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  3. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Harper Freeman Gearhart obituary in the Dec 5, 1953 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S8058] Evening Sun, The, From the Raymond Cecil Wade obituary in the Jan 21, 1991 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Ward Cleveland Eanes1,2,3,4

M, b. November 29, 1929, d. August 11, 1930
FatherJasper Irvin/Irving Eanes1,5,4 b. August 27, 1898, d. January 4, 1972
MotherArra McIva Clower1,5,4 b. December 7, 1893, d. February 23, 1975
     Ward Cleveland Eanes was born on November 29, 1929 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 He died on August 11, 1930 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 118, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edna Marie Janney obituary in the Jan 16, 2010 edition.