Melhatty Bell "Hattie" Wimmer1,2

F, b. July 24, 1881, d. May 29, 1969
FatherJohn Burwell Wimmer2 b. August 14, 1836, d. June 24, 1883
MotherPhoebe C. Wimmer3,2 b. April 21, 1837, d. June 23, 1923
     Melhatty Bell "Hattie" Wimmer was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on July 24, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She married George Leonard Smith on January 2, 1903 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,5,1,2 As of January 2, 1903,her married name was Smith.2 Melhatty Bell "Hattie" Wimmer married Jacob Conner Spangler, son of Henderson Amstead Spangler and Lydia Margaret Conner, on July 15, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 As of July 15, 1908,her married name was Spangler. Melhatty Bell "Hattie" Wimmer died on May 29, 1969 at age 87.5,1

Census Records

1900Dwelling 160, District 69, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 48, District 99, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 106, District 114, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 42, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 37, District 61-17, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1910Farmer7
1930Farm manager9

Family 1

George Leonard Smith b. February 8, 1882, d. July 26, 1906
Marriage*Melhatty Bell "Hattie" Wimmer married George Leonard Smith on January 2, 1903 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,5,1,2 
Child

Family 2

Jacob Conner Spangler b. September 6, 1878, d. August 17, 1959
Marriage*Melhatty Bell "Hattie" Wimmer married Jacob Conner Spangler, son of Henderson Amstead Spangler and Lydia Margaret Conner, on July 15, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 
Child

Citations

  1. [S4407] Huffville Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  5. [S854] Patricia Harrington, "Wimmer Family Tree," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 22 and Feb 10, 2002.
  6. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S673] VA City of Radford, City of Radford, VA Marriages Book 1.
  12. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Luella/Louella May Palmer1,2,3

F, b. April 20, 1904, d. November 19, 1971
FatherJohn W. Palmer2,4 b. July 28, 1867, d. June 14, 1950
MotherZella Aldine "Zillie" Hall2,4 b. September 1, 1873, d. January 15, 1947
     Luella/Louella May Palmer was buried at Piedmont Cemetery, Rt. 11 to Shawsville, turn at nursing home, Rt. 637, about 8 miles on the left, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 She was born on April 20, 1904 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 As of June 23, 1926,her married name was Argabright.2,4 She married Alonzo Kiley "Lonzy" Argabright, son of George Lemuel Argabright and Lorena/Laurena Isabell/Isabelle Conner, on June 23, 1926 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,4,5 Luella/Louella May Palmer died on November 19, 1971 at age 67.1,2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 256, District 26, Roanoke, Virginia6

Family

Alonzo Kiley "Lonzy" Argabright b. September 16, 1894, d. June 30, 1977
Marriage*Luella/Louella May Palmer married Alonzo Kiley "Lonzy" Argabright, son of George Lemuel Argabright and Lorena/Laurena Isabell/Isabelle Conner, on June 23, 1926 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S240] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Piedmont Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  2. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  3. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, From her husband's WWII Draft Registration card.
  4. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lynwood Argabright obituary in the Mar 1, 2013 edition.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Fannie Ethel Blankenship1,2,3

F, b. February 17, 1910, d. September 17, 2003
FatherGiles Ellery Blankenship4,1,2,3,5,6 b. June 24, 1888, d. June 29, 1949
MotherTrudy A. Conner7,4,1,2,3,5,6 b. July 12, 1890, d. September 14, 1965
     Fannie Ethel Blankenship was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,9 Her Social Security Number was 228-48-8554.10 She was born on February 17, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.10,3 She married Fred Alton "Freddy" Conner Sr., son of Asa L. Conner and Calla Ann "Callie" Poff, on November 16, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,8,11 As of November 16, 1932,her married name was Conner. Fannie Ethel Blankenship died on September 17, 2003 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 93.8,10 She CONNER, Fannie Blankenship, 93, of Floyd, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2003, at Skyline Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Conner was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Alton Conner, Sr; three sons, Harold Wayne Conner, Giles Howard Conner, and an infant son; also one grandson, Randy Coates. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred Alton Jr. and Janice Conner, R. Dean and June Conner; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Jake Poff, Joyce and Jim Coates, Joan and Robert Wimmer; daughter-in-law, Faye Conner Wade; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Garlin and Claudine Blankenship; sister, Rlee Houchins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2003, at the Head of the River Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Lane Carter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2003, at Gardner Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad. The family thanks the staff of Skyline Manor Nursing Home for the loving care and attention provided Mrs. Conner. Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd is in charge of the arrangements. on September 19, 2003.8

Census Records

1910Dwelling 102, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 163, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 128, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 44, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Family

Fred Alton "Freddy" Conner Sr. b. March 7, 1906, d. September 16, 1973
Marriage*Fannie Ethel Blankenship married Fred Alton "Freddy" Conner Sr., son of Asa L. Conner and Calla Ann "Callie" Poff, on November 16, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,8,11 
Children

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. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rlee Blankenship Houchins obituary in the May 12, 2005 edition.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Samuel Garlin Blankenship obituary in the Jul 26, 2005 edition.
  7. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Trudy Conner Blankenship.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Fannie Blankenship Conner obituary in the Sep 19, 2003 edition.
  9. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Harold Wayne Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  14. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ethel Joyce Coates obituary in Jun 14, 2012 edition.
  16. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Theodra Helen Blankenship1

F, b. January 4, 1914, d. November 30, 1996
FatherGiles Ellery Blankenship2,3,1,4,5 b. June 24, 1888, d. June 29, 1949
MotherTrudy A. Conner6,2,3,1,4,5 b. July 12, 1890, d. September 14, 1965
     Theodra Helen Blankenship was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,8 She was born on January 4, 1914 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9 She married Preston Daye Conner, son of James Preston Conner and Flora Palace/Palestine Holt, on October 21, 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of October 21, 1933,her married name was Conner. Theodra Helen Blankenship and Preston Daye Conner were divorced on November 27, 1953 at Floyd Co., Virginia.10 Theodra Helen Blankenship died on November 30, 1996 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 82.8 She CONNER, Theodra Blankenship, 82, of Salem, formerly of Copper Hill, died Saturday, November 30,1996 in a Roanoke hospital. Surviving are five daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Bill Graham, Shirley and Paul Graham, Reba and Arthur Spangler, Lillian and Ralph Goode, all of Roanoke, Dianne and David Brown, Salem; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Garland Blankenship of Martinsville; two sisters, Fannie Conner, Rocky Mount, R. Lee Houchins, Roanoke. Funeral services 11 a.m. Monday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd, with the Rev. Carter Sloan officiating. Burial in the Restvale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Salem Rescue Squad will be appreciated. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd. on December 1, 1996.8

Census Records

1920Dwelling 163, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 128, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 168, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Family

Preston Daye Conner b. October 7, 1913, d. December 8, 1970
Marriage*Theodra Helen Blankenship married Preston Daye Conner, son of James Preston Conner and Flora Palace/Palestine Holt, on October 21, 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Divorce* Theodra Helen Blankenship and Preston Daye Conner were divorced on November 27, 1953 at Floyd Co., Virginia.10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rlee Blankenship Houchins obituary in the May 12, 2005 edition.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Samuel Garlin Blankenship obituary in the Jul 26, 2005 edition.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Chloe King Carr.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Theodra Blankenship Conner obituary in the Dec 1, 1996 edition.
  9. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  10. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Flora Conner Graham obituary in the Jan 11, 1973 edition.
  14. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Samuel Garlin Blankenship1,2,3,4

M, b. May 12, 1920, d. July 14, 2005
FatherGiles Ellery Blankenship5,2,6,3,7 b. June 24, 1888, d. June 29, 1949
MotherTrudy A. Conner8,5,2,6,3,7 b. July 12, 1890, d. September 14, 1965
     His Social Security Number was 226-12-3411.9 Samuel Garlin Blankenship was buried at Roselawn Burial Park, 103 Clearview Drive, Martinsville, Virginia.3 He was born on May 12, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,9 He married Claudine Luther Agee, daughter of Luther Thomas Agee and Ethel Ruth Hill, on May 6, 1945 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3,4 Samuel Garlin Blankenship died on July 14, 2005 at Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., North Carolina, at age 85.3,9 He MARTINSVILLE - Samuel Garlin Blankenship, 85, died at the Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center at Oak Summit, Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Thursday, July 14, 2005. He was born in Floyd County on May 12, 1920. He was the son of the late Giles Elery Blankenship and Trudy Conner Blankenship. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Fannie Conner, Theodra Conner and Rlee Houchins; brother, Odell Blankenship and granddaughter, Rebecca Lynn Blankenship. Mr. Blankenship retired after forty years as an optician having co-founded Martinsville Optical Co., Inc. in 1951. He was a member of Martinsville Primitive Baptist Church on Rives Road and served as deacon. He was in the U.S. Army during WWII, serving in the European Theater at Anzio Landing. Also, Mr. Blankenship was a recipient of the Purple Heart with Cluster. Survivors include: his wife of sixty years, Claudine Agee Blankenship of the residence; sons and daughters-in-law, James E. and June B. Blankenship of Martinsville, Herbert R. and Linda A. Blankenship of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Samuel L. and Betty F. Blankenship of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandchildren, Giles E. Blankenship, Kirk M. Blankenship, Mark D. Blankenship, David R. Blankenship, Michael G. Blankenship, James R. Blankenship and Cynthia L. Blankenship and great-grandchildren, Kenneth G. Blankenship, Naomi G. Blankenship and Davis G. Blankenship. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18, at Norris Funeral Services Chapel, Martinsville, with Elder Clarence Stone officiating. Interment followed at Roselawn Burial Park in Martinsville. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 1081 Spruce Street, Martinsville, VA 24112 or to the charity of your choice. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Martinsville, handled arrangements. on July 26, 2005.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 128, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 41, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Claudine Luther Agee b. September 7, 1920, d. December 29, 2011
Marriage*Samuel Garlin Blankenship married Claudine Luther Agee, daughter of Luther Thomas Agee and Ethel Ruth Hill, on May 6, 1945 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3,4 
Children
  • James Elery Blankenship1,3,4
  • Herbert Reese Blankenship1,3,4
  • Samuel Lee Blankenship1,3,4

Citations

  1. [S400] Russell E. Fisher & Jill Fisher Bass, Notes on the Family of Joshua "Bird" Agee.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Samuel Garlin Blankenship obituary in the Jul 26, 2005 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Claudine Agee Blankenship obituary in the Dec 31, 2011 edition.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rlee Blankenship Houchins obituary in the May 12, 2005 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Chloe King Carr.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Abner Chapel Yates1,2

M, b. June 6, 1895, d. March 6, 1985
FatherFlurnoy Gustavus Yates3,4,5,1,6,2 b. December 19, 1864, d. June 26, 1949
MotherLaura Greene Bower3,4,5,6,1,2 b. October 16, 1866, d. June 27, 1948
     His Social Security Number was 227-10-1737.7 Abner Chapel Yates was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 He was born on June 6, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Jun 6, 1896.1,6,8,2 He married Lila Cam Sweeney, daughter of Dock Frederick/Floyd Sweeney and Nancy Mary "Nannie" Strickler, on March 26, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,2 Abner Chapel Yates died on March 6, 1985 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 89.1,2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 268, District 18, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 47, District 19, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 65, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., VirginiaAbner and his wife were enumerated in the household of his father5
1930Dwelling 169, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 7, District 35-2, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1920Farmer5
1930Lumber mill fireman9
1940Odd job laborer10

Family

Lila Cam Sweeney b. October 1, 1900, d. April 1, 1977
Marriage*Abner Chapel Yates married Lila Cam Sweeney, daughter of Dock Frederick/Floyd Sweeney and Nancy Mary "Nannie" Strickler, on March 26, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Cameron Yates obituary in the Mar 6, 2005 edition.
  12. [S46] Stephen A. Taylor & Rena B. Worthen, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1939-1962.
  13. [S1795] Pensacola News Journal, From the Nancy Yates Nelson obituary in the Jan 9, 2007 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Abner Garland Yates obituary in the Jun 29, 2011 edition.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Henry Booker Light1,2,3

M, b. October 15, 1848, d. August 16, 1916
FatherJohn Jackson Light1,4,5 b. October, 1808, d. November, 1884
MotherMary Sandra "Polly" Conner1,4,5 b. 1808, d. 1884
     Henry Booker Light was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia; His tombstone say "B. Light."6 He was born on October 15, 1848 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1 He married Eliza Montgomery on February 23, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Henry Booker Light died on August 16, 1916 at age 67.6

Census Records

1850Dwelling 80, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1860Dwelling 210, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1870Dwelling 270, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his brother James7
1880Dwelling 202, District 22, Craig Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 200, District 123, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1870Farm laborer7
1880Farmer8
1900Farmer9

Family

Eliza Montgomery b. April 10, 1857, d. May 7, 1923
Marriage*Henry Booker Light married Eliza Montgomery on February 23, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S845] John Operchuck, "Henry Booker Light," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 13, 2002.
  3. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  4. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S335] M. Banks, K. Shumate, J. Banks H. Shumate, Cemeteries of Monroe County West Virginia.
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Alice Hughes death certificate.
  12. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Julius C. Olzer death certificate.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ozer-Mowery marriage record.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Hundley-Light marriage record.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the John H. Light death certificate.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Yon-Operchuck marriage record.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Edward Light death certificate.

Flora Rlee Blankenship1

F, b. November 14, 1928, d. May 11, 2005
FatherGiles Ellery Blankenship1,2,3,4 b. June 24, 1888, d. June 29, 1949
MotherTrudy A. Conner5,1,2,3,4 b. July 12, 1890, d. September 14, 1965
     Her Social Security Number was 224-36-1151.6 Flora Rlee Blankenship was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.2 She was born on November 14, 1928 at Virginia.1,6 She married Harding C. Houchins, son of Walter Greene Houchins, circa 1940.2,7 As of circa 1940,her married name was Houchins. Flora Rlee Blankenship died on May 11, 2005 at Virginia at age 76.2,6 She Mrs. Rlee Blankenship Houchins, 76, of Roanoke, went home on Wednesday, May 11, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 48 years, Harding Houchins of Roanoke; sister, Fannie Conner of Floyd, sister, Theodora Conner of Salem; and brother, Odell Blankenship of Copper Hill, Virginia; and her parents, Elery and Trudy Blankenship of Copper Hill, Virginia. She was a member of the Head of the River Primitive Baptist Church from 1947 to 1958, and member of Roanoke Primitive Baptist Church from 1958 until being called home. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and JoAnn Houchins; granddaughters, Jennifer Houchins and Joyce Armentrout, Randy Armentrout; and great-grandson, Rupert Wayne Armentrout, all of Forest, Virginia; and great-grandson, Christopher Wade of Tennessee; son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Robin Houchins; and grandchildren, Sam, Ben and Sarah Houchins, all of Richmond, Virginia. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Garlin and Claudine Blankenship of Martinsville, Virginia, sister-in-law, Virginia Fisher of Boones Mill, Virginia, and sister-in-law, Arlene Houchins of Christiansburg, Virginia. Survivors also include many faithful nieces and nephews and many special church friends. Funeral services will be held at Oakey's South Chapel in Roanoke at noon on Friday, May 13, with Elder W.T. Conner officiating. Interment to follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday at Oakey's South Chapel, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The family would like to extend a special note of appreciation to the staff of Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and especially the members of the 10 Mountain and 11 West units, for the kindness and compassion shown while providing dignified care and comfort to our mother, and for restoring our faith in those in the medical profession. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends consider donations to one of the following: The Joey Barry Medical Fund, c/o First American Bank, 218 W. Main Street, Dundee, Ill. 60118, or Carilion Hospice Services, 1917 Franklin Rd. S.W., Roanoke, Va. 24014.
on May 12, 2005.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 128, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 41, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Harding C. Houchins b. January 7, 1924, d. June 22, 1998
Marriage*Flora Rlee Blankenship married Harding C. Houchins, son of Walter Greene Houchins, circa 1940.2,7 
Children
  • David S. Houchins2,7
  • Philip H. Houchins2,7

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rlee Blankenship Houchins obituary in the May 12, 2005 edition.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Samuel Garlin Blankenship obituary in the Jul 26, 2005 edition.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Chloe King Carr.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harding C. Houchins obituary in the Jun 23, 1998 edition.

Edgar Odell Blankenship1,2,3,4,5

M, b. December 17, 1936, d. February 21, 1944
FatherGiles Ellery Blankenship1,2,3,4,5 b. June 24, 1888, d. June 29, 1949
MotherTrudy A. Conner1,2,3,4,5 b. July 12, 1890, d. September 14, 1965
     Edgar Odell Blankenship was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 He was born on December 17, 1936 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 He died on February 21, 1944 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 7.1,5

Census Records

1940Dwelling 41, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rlee Blankenship Houchins obituary in the May 12, 2005 edition.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Samuel Garlin Blankenship obituary in the Jul 26, 2005 edition.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Inez Elizabeth Poff1,2

F, b. April 18, 1902, d. April 24, 1978
FatherJames Bostonia "Boss" Poff3,4,5,2 b. January 6, 1881, d. May 27, 1919
MotherDella Jane "Delia" Manning3,4,5,2 b. September 11, 1881, d. March 2, 1966
     Inez Elizabeth Poff Mrs. Inez Poff Hall, age 76, of Lafayette, died Monday in a Salem hospital. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William L. Butt, Roanoke; Mrs. Fred Apgar, Elliston, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. L. W. Hall, Jr; three sisters, Mrs. R. W. St.Clair, Salem; Mrs. Herman St.Clair, Roanoke; Mrs. E. M. Long, Bluefield, West Va; two brothers, Lewis Poff, Leonard Poff, both of Salem, ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 26, at 3 p.m. at the Lafayette United Methodist Church, with the Rev. J. Burton Epperly officiating. Internment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. Friends may call at Lotz Salem Chapel.1 Her Social Security Number was 229-24-4223.6 She was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.7,1,5 She was born on April 18, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,7,3,5 She married Leslie Wade Hall, son of Callahill W. "C. W." Hall and Sarah Frances "Fanny" Montgomery, on September 28, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,8,5 As of September 28, 1919,her married name was Hall. As of June 15, 1973,her married name was Lawrence.2 Inez Elizabeth Poff married James Ernest "Jay" Lawrence, son of James Riley Lawrence and Mary Ann Martin, on June 15, 1973 at Lafayette, Montgomery Co., Virginia.9,2 Inez Elizabeth Poff and James Ernest "Jay" Lawrence were divorced on June 26, 1975 at Floyd Co., Virginia.10 Inez Elizabeth Poff died on April 24, 1978 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 76.7,1,5

Census Records

1910Dwelling 40, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 80, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 39, District 1, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia12
1940Dwelling 2, District 61-1, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia13

Family 1

Leslie Wade Hall b. July 6, 1894, d. August 10, 1967
Marriage*Inez Elizabeth Poff married Leslie Wade Hall, son of Callahill W. "C. W." Hall and Sarah Frances "Fanny" Montgomery, on September 28, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,8,5 
Children

Family 2

James Ernest "Jay" Lawrence b. March 6, 1897, d. October 24, 1979
Marriage*Inez Elizabeth Poff married James Ernest "Jay" Lawrence, son of James Riley Lawrence and Mary Ann Martin, on June 15, 1973 at Lafayette, Montgomery Co., Virginia.9,2 
Divorce* Inez Elizabeth Poff and James Ernest "Jay" Lawrence were divorced on June 26, 1975 at Floyd Co., Virginia.10 

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Inez Poff Hall obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  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.
  7. [S232] Rena Worthen, "Sherwood Cemetery," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 14, 2003.
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  9. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  10. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Harry Shorter1,2,3

M, b. March 11, 1905, d. September 27, 1936
FatherB. Lewis Shorter2
MotherSarah J. "Sallie" Funk2
     Harry Shorter was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on March 11, 1905 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,3 He married Pauline Ethel "Paulina" Conner, daughter of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on November 30, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 Harry Shorter died on September 27, 1936 at age 31; Died in an auto accident.1,3

Family

Pauline Ethel "Paulina" Conner b. October 24, 1905, d. November 9, 1999
Marriage*He married Pauline Ethel "Paulina" Conner, daughter of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on November 30, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 
Child
  • Harry Logan Shorter Sr.3

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

George Tyler Rakes1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. April 11, 1893, d. October 13, 1985
     His Social Security Number was 227-16-1849.7 George Tyler Rakes was buried at Williams Cemetery, on hillside at intersection of Rt. 860 & Rt. 680, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "CPS U.S. Army WWI."2,3,6 He was born on April 11, 1893 at Endicott, Franklin Co., Virginia.7,2,3,5,6 He married Pauline Ethel "Paulina" Conner, daughter of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on November 8, 1958 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,6 George Tyler Rakes died on October 13, 1985 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 92.2,3,6

Family

Pauline Ethel "Paulina" Conner b. October 24, 1905, d. November 9, 1999
Marriage*He married Pauline Ethel "Paulina" Conner, daughter of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on November 8, 1958 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,6 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S202] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Williams Cemetery.
  3. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Valentine T. "Vollie" Sowers1,2,3,4,5

M, b. June 11, 1899, d. February 15, 1987
FatherEld. Frazier Tuggle Sowers1,6,7,8,9,10,11 b. October 8, 1875, d. July 23, 1951
MotherFlora Ann Martin1,6,7,8,9,10,11 b. July 22, 1872, d. April 27, 1946
     His Social Security Number was 365-14-4251.12 Valentine T. "Vollie" Sowers was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.13 He CHECK - Vollie T. Sowers, age 87, died Sunday night, Feb. 15, 1987 in a Salem hospital. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Coates of Bumpass. Surviving are three sons, Marvin Sowers, Pilot; Arnold Sowers, Copper Hill; Norman Sowers, Check; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ora Conner, Mrs. Velva Agee, both of Check; and Mrs. Mary Conner, Salem. Funeral was held Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 2:30 p.m. at Salem Church with Elder Terry Hale and Elder Lane Carter officiating with interment in the church cemetery. Wood Funeral Home handled the arrangements.3 He was born on June 11, 1899 at Floyd Co., Virginia.13,1,4 He married Grace Olla "Gracie" Moran, daughter of Samuel Lee Moran and Lillie C. Poage, on February 28, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,14 Valentine T. "Vollie" Sowers died on February 15, 1987 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 87.13,3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 216, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1910Dwelling 33, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 142, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 295, District 4, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 85, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia15

Occupation

1930Rayon mill silk worker5
1940Farmer15

Family

Grace Olla "Gracie" Moran b. November 8, 1901, d. December 1, 1977
Marriage*Valentine T. "Vollie" Sowers married Grace Olla "Gracie" Moran, daughter of Samuel Lee Moran and Lillie C. Poage, on February 28, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,14 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Lucille Sowers Coates.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Vollie T. Sowers obituary in an undated edition.
  4. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Frazier T. Sowers obituary in an undated edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ora Belle Conner obituary in the Sep 20, 2007 edition.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Velvie Lenora Sowers Agee obituary in the Apr 27, 2009 edition.
  12. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  13. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  14. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Grace Moran Sowers obituary in an undated edition.
  15. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  18. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Norman Sowers obituary in the Jun 6, 2007 edition.
  19. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.

Coy William Ferris1,2,3,4

M, b. July 3, 1904, d. August 21, 1968
FatherValentine T. Ferris3,5,2 b. March 10, 1872, d. July 14, 1951
MotherLucinda Ann Elizabeth "Cindy" Aldridge3,5,2 b. August 27, 1867, d. April 4, 1922
     Coy William Ferris was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.6 His Social Security Number was 224-20-1278.7 He was born on July 3, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1,3 He married Hazel Sarah Conner, daughter of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on August 10, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,8,4 Coy William Ferris died on August 21, 1968 at Virginia at age 64.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 177, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 170, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 166, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 19, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1930Laborer9

Family

Hazel Sarah Conner b. March 6, 1912, d. September 3, 2001
Marriage*Coy William Ferris married Hazel Sarah Conner, daughter of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on August 10, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,8,4 
Children
  • Paul Calhoun Ferris1,8,11,4,10
  • Frances Lane Ferris1,8,11,4
  • Bentley Gerald Ferris1,8,4,12

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Coy Ferris.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hazel C. Ferris obituary in the Sep 6, 2001 edition.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Robert James "Bob" Morgan Sr.1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. August 5, 1908, d. September 14, 1964
FatherWilliam Henry Morgan4,6
MotherFlorence Mayle Woodward4,6 b. September 11, 1866, d. April 13, 1940
     His Social Security Number was 227-16-1605.1 Robert James "Bob" Morgan Sr. was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 He was born on August 5, 1908 at Wheeling, Ohio Co., West Virginia; His death certificate has a birth date of Aug 6, 1908.1,3,5,4,6 He married Iva Lillian Conner, daughter of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on December 22, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,5,6 Robert James "Bob" Morgan Sr. died on September 14, 1964 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 56.1,5,6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 50, District 53, Malaga, Monroe Co., Ohio6
1940Dwelling 144, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1940Truck driver7

Family

Iva Lillian Conner b. March 14, 1914, d. August 13, 2004
Marriage*Robert James "Bob" Morgan Sr. married Iva Lillian Conner, daughter of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on December 22, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,5,6 
Children
  • Wilburn Harris "Will" Morgan2,8,5,7,9
  • Ruby Dare Morgan2,10,5,7
  • Betty Sue Morgan2,10,5,7
  • Phyllis Mae Morgan2,5,7,9
  • Sylvia Lenna Morgan10,2,5
  • Robert James "Bobby" Morgan Jr.2,5
  • Dorma Lillian Morgan11,2,5

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Iva Lillian Morgan obituary in the Aug 14, 2004 edition.
  3. [S817] Name witheld by request, "Morgan Family," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Feb 27, 2003.
  4. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S51] Rhonda Lynn Morgan, "Iva Lillian Conner," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Feb 21, 2003.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Reba Odessa Collins1

F, b. July 1, 1920, d. August 23, 2004
FatherAsa William "Ace" Collins1,2,3 b. 1882, d. 1942
MotherAnnie Adaline King1,2,3 b. June 14, 1890, d. December 21, 1969
     Reba Odessa Collins was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 Her Social Security Number was 215-32-0624.5 She was born on July 1, 1920 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,5 She married Woodrow Blaine Conner, son of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on July 8, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,6,2 As of July 8, 1939,her married name was Conner. Reba Odessa Collins died on August 23, 2004 at Sarasota, Sarasota Co., Florida, at age 84.4,5 She Reba Collins Conner, 84, of Copper Hill, passed away August 23, 2004 at her home in Sarasota, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow B. Conner. She is survived by two sons, Glenn and Dottie Conner of Baltimore, Md. and Larry and Pat Conner of Baltimore, Md; two daughters, Elizabeth and Walter Morey of Sarasota, Fla., Barbara Joyner and Paul Morgan of Delaware; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Millard and Georgie Collins of Chesapeake, Va; two sisters, Edna Mills of Copper Hill and Mary and Leo Ernkas of Perry Hall, Md. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, August 27, 2004 at the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with Rev. Olen Gardner officiating with interment in the Restvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home in Floyd. on August 25, 2004.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 9, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 57, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Woodrow Blaine Conner b. March 31, 1920, d. November 2, 2002
Marriage*Reba Odessa Collins married Woodrow Blaine Conner, son of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on July 8, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,6,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reba Collins Conner obituary in the Aug 25, 2004 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Woodrow Blaine Conner obituary in the Nov 4, 2002 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Victoria Light1,2,3,4

F, b. June 8, 1851, d. November 7, 1927
FatherJohn Jackson Light1,2,3,4 b. October, 1808, d. November, 1884
MotherMary Sandra "Polly" Conner1,2,3,4 b. 1808, d. 1884
     Victoria Light was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.5,4,6 She was born on June 8, 1851 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,4,6 She married Samuel W. Swepston, son of George Washington Swepston and Mary Unknown, on February 12, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of February 12, 1879,her married name was Swepston. Victoria Light married Samuel Edward Yates, son of William Riceville/Rice Yates and Elizabeth "Betsy" McLaughlin, on October 30, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of October 30, 1892,her married name was Yates. Victoria Light died on November 7, 1927 at Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia, at age 76.5,4,6

Census Records

1860Dwelling 210, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1870Dwelling 216, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 187, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 200, District 93, Red Sulphur, Monroe Co., West Virginia9
1910Dwelling 25, District 128, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia10
1920Dwelling 43, District 123, Milton Hall, Monroe Co., West VirginiaEnumerated as a widow in the household of her son Walter Yates11

Occupation

1910Farmer10

Family 1

Samuel W. Swepston b. August 27, 1838, d. January 28, 1892
Marriage*Victoria Light married Samuel W. Swepston, son of George Washington Swepston and Mary Unknown, on February 12, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Family 2

Samuel Edward Yates b. July, 1846, d. February 4, 1903
Marriage*Victoria Light married Samuel Edward Yates, son of William Riceville/Rice Yates and Elizabeth "Betsy" McLaughlin, on October 30, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Victoria Light death certificate.
  5. [S335] M. Banks, K. Shumate, J. Banks H. Shumate, Cemeteries of Monroe County West Virginia.
  6. [S2228] New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=6069601&CRid=169160&
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lillie F. Sowers obituary in the May 15, 1962 edition.
  13. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Hampton Sweptson obituary in the Jun 7, 1962 edition.
  14. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.
  15. [S3367] Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965.
  16. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Marion Letcher Swepston obituary in the Oct 29, 1965 edition.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Yates-Underwood marriage record.
  18. [S2877] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973.

Dexter Marie Conner1,2,3

F, b. March 30, 1922, d. January 15, 2011
FatherJasper Conner4,5,1,2,6,7,8,3,9 b. October 20, 1879, d. October 11, 1957
MotherElizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles4,5,1,2,6,7,8,3,9 b. March 17, 1883, d. March 31, 1981
     Dexter Marie Conner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 She was born on March 30, 1922 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 She married Arnold Frazier Sowers, son of Valentine T. "Vollie" Sowers and Grace Olla "Gracie" Moran, on December 27, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,10,11,2,3 As of December 27, 1946,her married name was Sowers. Dexter Marie Conner died on January 15, 2011 at Virginia at age 88.3 She Dexter Marie Conner Sowers, 88, of Copper Hill, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011. Dexter was born in Copper Hill, Va. on May 30, 1922 to Jasper and Elizabeth Conner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold F. Sowers in 1998; family members, Pauline Rakes, Goldie Bartlett, Lee and Margaret Conner, Sam and Elzora Conner, Hazel and Coy Ferris, Iva and Bob Morgan, Mabel and Edmund Poff, Virginia Conner, Woodrow and Rheba Conner, Velva and Henry Davis, and Bonnie Conner. Dexter is survived by three sons and daughters-inlaw, Brenn and Alene Sowers, Bruce and Wanda Sowers, Joel Sowers and fiancé, Geanna and Gabriel Mullins; one daughter, Carmen Manning; one sister and brother-in-law, Georgianna and Leon Link; one brother-in-law and spouse, Arthur and Ilene Conner; eight grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Medi Home Health and caregivers, Angie Manning and Phyllis Donathan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Head of the River Church with the Reverend Olen Gardner officiating. Interment will follow at Restvale Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, January 17, 2011 where family will receive from 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd, 745-2007. on January 17, 2011.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 169, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 36, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Arnold Frazier Sowers b. September 7, 1922, d. February 11, 1998
Marriage*Dexter Marie Conner married Arnold Frazier Sowers, son of Valentine T. "Vollie" Sowers and Grace Olla "Gracie" Moran, on December 27, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,10,11,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dexter Marie Conner Sowers obituary in the Jan 17, 2011 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hazel C. Ferris obituary in the Sep 6, 2001 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Iva Lillian Morgan obituary in the Aug 14, 2004 edition.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Velva Carmen Davis obituary in the Sep 18, 2008 edition.
  8. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Elizabeth A. Bowles Conner obituary in the Apr 9, 1981 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arnold F. Sowers obituary in the Feb 13, 1998 edition.
  11. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ryan Lee and Angel Leigh Radford birth announcemet in the Dec 13, 2007 edition.

Arnold Frazier Sowers1,2

M, b. September 7, 1922, d. February 11, 1998
FatherValentine T. "Vollie" Sowers1,3,4,5,6,7 b. June 11, 1899, d. February 15, 1987
MotherGrace Olla "Gracie" Moran1,3,5,6,7 b. November 8, 1901, d. December 1, 1977
     Arnold Frazier Sowers was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,9 His Social Security Number was 230-16-8965.10 He was born on September 7, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1,10,2 He married Dexter Marie Conner, daughter of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on December 27, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,9,8,2,11 Arnold Frazier Sowers died on February 11, 1998 at age 75.9,10 He SOWERS, Arnold F., 75, of Copper Hill, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, February 11, 1998. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the 11th Airborne Glider Infantry Division. He was a lifetime member of DAV Jonathan Wayne Wright Chapter #29, and a member of Local 637 I.B.E.W. Surviving are his wife, Dexter Conner Sowers of Copper Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Carmen and Bobby Manning of Copper Hill; sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Wanda Sowers of Vinton, Joel and Brenda Sowers of Copper Hill and Brenn Sowers of Vinton; grandchildren, Lynette, Tonya, Angela and Bobby Manning Jr., Bruce, Brenn and Brandy Sowers, Tasha and Jessica Sowers and Stephen Stout; one special great-grandson, Dillon Stout, and a brother, Norman and Christeen Sowers of Check. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Salem Church (Head of the River), with Elder W. T. Conner officiating. Interment will be in Restvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Wood Funeral Home in Floyd. on February 13, 1998.9

Census Records

1930Dwelling 295, District 4, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 85, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Dexter Marie Conner b. March 30, 1922, d. January 15, 2011
Marriage*Arnold Frazier Sowers married Dexter Marie Conner, daughter of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on December 27, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,9,8,2,11 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Grace Moran Sowers obituary in an undated edition.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Vollie T. Sowers obituary in an undated edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Norman Sowers obituary in the Jun 6, 2007 edition.
  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. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arnold F. Sowers obituary in the Feb 13, 1998 edition.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dexter Marie Conner Sowers obituary in the Jan 17, 2011 edition.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Wilford Harris1,2,3

M, b. October 18, 1924, d. September 26, 2013
FatherJerry Edward Harris1,2,3
MotherIndia Ruth Epperly1,2,3 b. circa 1903, d. June 6, 2007
     Wilford Harris and Belva Carmen "Velva" Conner were divorced.4 Wilford Harris was buried at Old Dominion Memorial Gardens, 7271 Cloverdale Road, Cloverdale, Botetourt Co., Virginia.3 He was born on October 18, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He married Belva Carmen "Velva" Conner, daughter of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on March 30, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 Wilford Harris died on September 26, 2013 at Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 88.3 He Wilford Harris, 88, of Roanoke, went to meet the Lord on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Berkshire Health & Rehab. He was born October 18, 1924, a son of the late, Jerry E. and India R. Harris. He was a member of 9th Street Church of the Brethren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, J.W. and June Harris. Surviving him are his wife of 28 years, Mabel Harris; four sons and daughters-in-law Randel Harris (Elaine), Allen Harris, Steve Harris (Sally) and Maurice Harris; a sister, Renva Wilson; a brother and sister-in-law, Dillard and Estalene Harris; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; three step-children, Donnie Moore, Wanda Laure, and Michael Moore (Sherri); five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his stepgrandchildren; and stepgreat-grandchildren.The family would like to thank the staff of Berkshire Health & Rehab for all their support and kindness. A celebration of Wilford's life will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2013, at Lotz Funeral Home with Pastor Randel Harris and Pastor Dan Rudy officiating. Burial to follow at Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. Military Honors will be conducted by the Army National Guard. The family will receive friends Sunday, September 29, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lotz Funeral Home-Roanoke. Lotz Funeral Home-Roanoke is honored to serve the Harris family. on September 28, 2013.3

Family

Belva Carmen "Velva" Conner b. March 26, 1925, d. September 16, 2008
Divorce*He and Belva Carmen "Velva" Conner were divorced.4 
Marriage* Wilford Harris married Belva Carmen "Velva" Conner, daughter of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on March 30, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children
  • Randel Wallace Harris4,3
  • Stephen "Steve" Harris4,3
  • Allen Harris4,3
  • Maurice Harris4,3

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the India Ruth Epperly Harris obituary in the Jun 7, 2007 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Wilford Harris obituary in the Sep 28, 2013 edition.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Arthur Allen Conner1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

M, b. August 18, 1924, d. April 13, 2020
FatherGeorge Lewis Conner1,10,9 b. January 16, 1874, d. May 20, 1948
MotherMary Della Moran1,10,9 b. March 8, 1890, d. March 11, 1935
     Arthur Allen Conner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.9 He Arthur A. Conner, 95, of Copper Hill, Virginia, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020. He was born on August 18, 1924, to George Landon Conner and Della May Moran Conner in Copper Hill. Arthur attended Check school and later enlisted into the United States Army. He served his country proudly during World War II, traveling through many countries including China and Italy. When his service in the Army ended, Arthur returned home and married Bonnie Conner, also from Copper Hill. He retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad after many years of employment. He and Bonnie raised seven children. They were married 57 years before her death in 2005. Arthur married again to Ilene Vest Conner in April of 2007, who survives him. He was an accomplished woodworker and was well-known for his talent and craft of making fiddles and other stringed instruments. Arthur loved bluegrass music, playing and listening, and talking with other musicians. He also enjoyed fishing and visits from his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Arthur was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Lemmie Conner; his sister, Minnie Conner; his son, Michael Allen “Mickey” Conner; and his son, John William Conner and wife, Bonnie Jasper Conner. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Ilene Vest Conner; sister, Emmie Conner of Floyd; daughter, Brenda Galyean (Luther) of Copper Hill; daughter, Katherine Giles (Clay) of Copper Hill; son, Thomas “Tommy” Conner of Shawsville; daughter, Mary Elkins of Statesville, North Carolina; daughter, Sandra “Sandy” Dehart of Troutville; stepchildren; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A Visitation will be held from 2 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Oakey’s South Chapel. A Graveside Service will be conducted at 12 noon on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at Rest Vale Cemetery in Copper Hill.9 He was born on August 18, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,10,3,6,7,9 He married Bonnie Jasper Conner, daughter of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on May 28, 1948 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,11,12,13,10,9 Arthur Allen Conner married Ilene Ella Manning, daughter of William Carey Valentine "Vollie" Manning and Hettie Ann Conner, on April 11, 2007 at Floyd Co., Virginia.14,8,9 Arthur Allen Conner died on April 13, 2020 at Virginia at age 95.9

Family 1

Bonnie Jasper Conner b. July 25, 1927, d. June 14, 2005
Marriage*He married Bonnie Jasper Conner, daughter of Jasper Conner and Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles, on May 28, 1948 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,11,12,13,10,9 
Children

Family 2

Ilene Ella Manning b. January 17, 1925
Marriage*Arthur Allen Conner married Ilene Ella Manning, daughter of William Carey Valentine "Vollie" Manning and Hettie Ann Conner, on April 11, 2007 at Floyd Co., Virginia.14,8,9 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Michael Allen Conner obituary in the Aug 10, 2012 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John William Conner obituary in the Dec 8, 2012 edition.
  6. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  7. [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.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  9. [S3624] Oakey's Funeral Service & Crematory, online http://www.oakeys.com/, From the Arthur A. Conner obituary.
  10. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hazel C. Ferris obituary in the Sep 6, 2001 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Iva Lillian Morgan obituary in the Aug 14, 2004 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bonnie J. Conner obituary in the Jun 15, 2005 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ersel Adam Manning, Sr. obituary in the Aug 25, 2013 edition.
  15. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Richard Jackson DeHart obituary in the Mar 2, 2011 edition.
  17. [S936] VA Montgomery Co., Register 9, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.

Georgianna Belle Conner1,2,3

F, b. January 24, 1930, d. August 25, 2015
FatherJasper Conner4,5,1,2,6,7,8,9,3 b. October 20, 1879, d. October 11, 1957
MotherElizabeth Ann "Betty" Bowles4,5,1,2,6,7,8,9,3 b. March 17, 1883, d. March 31, 1981
     Georgianna Belle Conner Georgianna Bell Conner Link, 80 (this is incorrect, she was actually 85), of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. She was preceded by her parents, Jasper and Elizabeth Ann Conner; and by her 13 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband, Arnold Leon Link; sons, Wayne Link, Dwight Link (Debbie Phillips), and Terry Link; daughter, Melinda L. Combs; brother-in-law, Arthur Conner (Ilene); and grandchildren, Brian Combs and Angela Combs. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Salem Primitive Baptist Church (Head of the River) with Elder Alan Terry officiating with interment in Restvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2015, at Maberry Funeral Home.3 She was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 She was born on January 24, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Arnold Leon Link, son of Coy Link and Minerva Essie Bell, on July 29, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,5,2,7,8,3,10 As of July 29, 1950,her married name was Link. Georgianna Belle Conner died on August 25, 2015 at Tennessee at age 85.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 169, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 36, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Arnold Leon Link b. September 16, 1927, d. March 16, 2017
Marriage*Georgianna Belle Conner married Arnold Leon Link, son of Coy Link and Minerva Essie Bell, on July 29, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,5,2,7,8,3,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Georgianna Bell Conner Link obituary in the Aug 27, 2015 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hazel C. Ferris obituary in the Sep 6, 2001 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Iva Lillian Morgan obituary in the Aug 14, 2004 edition.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Velva Carmen Davis obituary in the Sep 18, 2008 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dexter Marie Conner Sowers obituary in the Jan 17, 2011 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arnold Leon Link obituary in the Mar 19, 2017 edition.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Henry Paul Dockery1,2

M, b. January 5, 1922, d. February 15, 1998
     Henry Paul Dockery was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 227-16-0200.3 He was born on January 5, 1922.3 He married Evadene Vleetis "Deane" Conner, daughter of Moses Allen "Moze" Conner and Nettie Gay Conner, on July 23, 1945.2,1,4 Henry Paul Dockery died on February 15, 1998 at Virginia at age 76.2 He DOCKERY, Henry Paul, 76, of Salem, died Sunday, February 15, 1998. Mr. Dockery served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant in the 104th Timberwolf Infantry during World War II. He was a member of Taylor Masonic Lodge, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Roanoke Moose Lodge #284. He was predeceased by a son, Richard Dockery. Surviving family include his wife, Evadene Conner Dockery; daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Barry Cumbie of Roanoke; sisters-in-law, Freda Dockery of Beckley, W.Va., Kathleen Dockery of Newport News and Charlotte Shelton of Salem; grandchildren, Celeste and Kerri Cumbie and Andrea Wills; stepgrandchildren, David Barbour and Lisa Carr, and two great-granddaughters. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 1998, at the John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Salem, with Brother Larry D. Atkin officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, February 16, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Lewis Rescue Squad or the Edgewood Christian Church Benevolence Fund. on February 16, 1998.2

Family

Evadene Vleetis "Deane" Conner b. March 7, 1925, d. February 13, 2008
Marriage*He married Evadene Vleetis "Deane" Conner, daughter of Moses Allen "Moze" Conner and Nettie Gay Conner, on July 23, 1945.2,1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Henry Paul Dockery obituary in the Feb 16, 1998 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evadene Deane Conner Dockery obituary in the Feb 15, 2008 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Richard A. Dockery obituary in the Nov 21, 1996 edition.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Richard Andrew "Dick" Dockery1,2

M, b. February 17, 1947, d. November 19, 1996
FatherHenry Paul Dockery3,4,5,2 b. January 5, 1922, d. February 15, 1998
MotherEvadene Vleetis "Deane" Conner3,4,5,2 b. March 7, 1925, d. February 13, 2008
     His Social Security Number was 227-60-8411.6 Richard Andrew "Dick" Dockery was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 He was born on February 17, 1947 at Virginia.6,1,2 He married Carol Jean Jennings on June 5, 1971 at Carroll Co., Virginia.1,2 Richard Andrew "Dick" Dockery and Carol Jean Jennings were divorced in 1972.1 Richard Andrew "Dick" Dockery married Sandra Lee Chumley on August 18, 1973 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2 Richard Andrew "Dick" Dockery died on November 19, 1996 at Virginia at age 49.3,6 He DOCKERY, Richard A. ("Dick"), 49, of Vinton, formerly of Salem died Tuesday, November 19, 1996. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving with the U.S. Navy and was well-known as a commercial artist specializing in murals, lettering, and pin striping on automobiles and race cars. He was also a member of the Vinton Moose Lodge. Mr. Dockery is survived by his parents, Henry and Evadene Dockery of Salem; sister and brother-in-law, Catherine ("Kitten") and Barry Cumbie; daughter, Andrea Dockery; and former wife, Lyn Maley Dockery; stepchildren, David Barbour and Lisa Carr, Michelle Looney, Nicole Maley, and Wayne Allen; six grandchildren all of Roanoke. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, November 22, 1996 in the John M. Oakey and Son Chapel in Salem with the Larry Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Sherwood Memorial Park with military honors by VFW Post 1264. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. on November 21, 1996.3

Family 1

Carol Jean Jennings
Marriage*He married Carol Jean Jennings on June 5, 1971 at Carroll Co., Virginia.1,2 
Divorce* Richard Andrew "Dick" Dockery and Carol Jean Jennings were divorced in 1972.1 

Family 2

Sandra Lee Chumley
Marriage*Richard Andrew "Dick" Dockery married Sandra Lee Chumley on August 18, 1973 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2 
Child
  • Andrea Dawn Dockery3,1

Citations

  1. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Richard A. Dockery obituary in the Nov 21, 1996 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Henry Paul Dockery obituary in the Feb 16, 1998 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evadene Deane Conner Dockery obituary in the Feb 15, 2008 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.