Robert A. Woolwine1,2,3

M, b. October 9, 1934, d. September 23, 2014
FatherFrank Newell Woolwine1,4,2,3 b. October 3, 1910, d. July 4, 1980
MotherEvie Jane Trump1,4,2,3 b. September 1, 1910, d. January 30, 1997
     Robert A. Woolwine was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.2 He was born on October 9, 1934 at Virginia.5 He married Shirley Gunter on April 26, 1952.2 Robert A. Woolwine died on September 23, 2014 at Virginia at age 79.2 He Robert A. Woolwine, 79, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Evie Woolwine; a sister, Joyce; a special sister-in-law, Betty Woolwine; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Millard and Vivian Gunter; brother-in-law, Gordon Gunter; sister-in-law, Kathy King; and her fianc?, George Bibb. The family remaining to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Shirley; son, Bobby and his wife, Barb; a special daughter, Pamela and her husband, Frank (Peanut) Steele; one sister, Becky Warren of Williamsburg, Va; brothers, Larry and Richard Woolwine of Salem, Va; five step-grandchildren, Donnie, Brandy and Leslie of Christiansburg, and Matthew and Brandon of Pennsylvania; seven step great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Phil and Gayle Clevenger and their sons, Josh and Mikey. He is also survived by his kidney donor, P.J. Palmer. Robert lived and worked in Salem his entire life except for the years he was in the Marines. He retired from the Roanoke County School System after 35 years of service. He was the Supervisor of Transportation where he was a respected leader. One of the greatest joys of his life was big game hunting with his son, Bobby. They traveled to the Provinces of Quebec and British Columbia in Canada along with the western states of Colorado, Montana, Idaho, and New Mexico. The memories made of these trips were all things they talked about for the rest of his life. Chip Kiser, who he felt was his adopted son was a big part of some of these trips as well as many whitetail hunts here at home. He was known at Lewis Gale Hospital as the miracle man, surviving five heart attacks, open heart surgery that kept him the hospital for 97 consecutive days, five strokes, and years of therapy. He always pulled through looking forward to the next adventure. Robert was on dialysis for almost two years before he received a kidney transplant at UVA Medical Center. The family request in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Christ First, c/o Patsy Obenchain, 3928 Gladden Road, Salem, VA 24153. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014, at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road with the Rev. Shawn Tanner officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home, 540-366-0707. on September 25, 2014.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 212, District 81-23, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia3

Family

Shirley Gunter
Marriage*Robert A. Woolwine married Shirley Gunter on April 26, 1952.2 
Child
  • Robert G. "Bobby" Woolwine2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evie Trump Woolwine obituary in the Feb 1, 1997 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert A. Woolwine obituary in the Sep 25, 2014 edition.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joyce Woolwine Wall obituary in the Oct 13, 2002 edition.
  5. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.

Maurice Jerome Grove Jr.1,2,3

M, b. February 21, 1916, d. February 19, 1973
     His Social Security Number was 223-01-3490.4 Maurice Jerome Grove Jr. was buried at Highland Memory Gardens, Rt. 11 between Dublin and Radford, Pulaski Co., Virginia.1,2 He was born on February 21, 1916 at Coeburn, Wise Co., Virginia.4,3 He married Minnie Catherine Jones, daughter of Thomas Creed "Tom" Jones and Ola Dean Richards, on March 16, 1947 at Richmond, Virginia.2,3 Maurice Jerome Grove Jr. died on February 19, 1973 at age 56.2

Family

Minnie Catherine Jones b. October 17, 1910, d. September 19, 1988
Marriage*He married Minnie Catherine Jones, daughter of Thomas Creed "Tom" Jones and Ola Dean Richards, on March 16, 1947 at Richmond, Virginia.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S1155] Pulaski, VA County Burials, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vapulask/cemeteries/Burials/burials.html
  2. [S1378] Betty Marie Shelor, and Troy Leon Shelor Myrtle Irene Thompson, Descendants of Simpson Richards.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

James Taylor Dove1,2,3,4

M, b. February 27, 1906, d. August 27, 1958
     James Taylor Dove was buried at Den Hill Road Cemetery, Mount Calvery Baptist Church, Rt. 641 west of Shawsville, about 3/4 mile from Rt. 11, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 He was born on February 27, 1906.5,1 He married Virginia Opal Jones, daughter of Thomas Creed "Tom" Jones and Ola Dean Richards, on September 15, 1930.1,2,4 James Taylor Dove died on August 27, 1958 at age 52.5,1

Family

Virginia Opal Jones b. August 28, 1912, d. June 28, 2004
Marriage*He married Virginia Opal Jones, daughter of Thomas Creed "Tom" Jones and Ola Dean Richards, on September 15, 1930.1,2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1378] Betty Marie Shelor, and Troy Leon Shelor Myrtle Irene Thompson, Descendants of Simpson Richards.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Doris Dove Minnick obituary in the Nov 22, 2010 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virginia Dove Thompson obituary in the Jun 29, 2004 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Lee Dove obituary in the Dec 10, 2013 edition.
  5. [S228] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Den Hill Road Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.

Doris Dove1

F, b. October 22, 1931, d. November 20, 2010
FatherJames Taylor Dove1,2,3,4 b. February 27, 1906, d. August 27, 1958
MotherVirginia Opal Jones1,2,3,4 b. August 28, 1912, d. June 28, 2004
     Doris Dove was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2880 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 She was born on October 22, 1931.1,5 She married George M. Minnick on November 6, 1950.1,2 As of November 6, 1950,her married name was Minnick. Doris Dove died on November 20, 2010 at Virginia at age 79.2 She Doris Dove Minnick, 79, of Christiansburg, Va., departed her earthly home to arrive in her new home in heaven on Saturday, November 20, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Taylor Dove and Virginia Jones Dove Thompson, of Shawsville, Va; and her husband, George M. Minnick, of Christiansburg, who passed away in 1982. She is survived by her daughter and devoted caretaker, Terri Minnick Wright and husband, Frank. She is also survived by her loving grandson, Lee Harless and girlfriend, Melissa Stewart, of Apex, N.C. Also surviving are her sisters, Shelby McKinney, of Christiansburg, Linda Usry, of Thomson, Ga., and Diana Dove, of Christiansburg; brothers, Robert Dove and Melissa, of Floyd, Va., and JT Dove and Carolyn, of Christiansburg; brother-inlaw, Doug Minnick, of Christiansburg; sister-in-law, Lillian Minnick, of Salem, Va; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins whom she loved very much. Doris was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many people. She is mostly remembered as the faithful caretaker of her own mother, whom was in a nursing home suffering from Alzheimer's for 14 years. Doris rarely missed a single day in going there to make sure she was taken care of properly. Doris was a member of Cedar Springs Union Church in Rogers, Va. She loved her church family greatly and missed going to church the past year due to her illness. She also worked in housekeeping at Virginia Tech for 23 years, primarily in Hutchinson Hall. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at Horne Funeral Home. The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at Horne Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Neal Turner and the Reverend Mike Correll officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The Minnick family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, Va. on November 22, 2010.2

Family

George M. Minnick b. March 19, 1931, d. July 28, 1982
Marriage*She married George M. Minnick on November 6, 1950.1,2 
Child
  • Teresa Ann "Terry" Minnick1,2

Citations

  1. [S1378] Betty Marie Shelor, and Troy Leon Shelor Myrtle Irene Thompson, Descendants of Simpson Richards.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Doris Dove Minnick obituary in the Nov 22, 2010 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virginia Dove Thompson obituary in the Jun 29, 2004 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Lee Dove obituary in the Dec 10, 2013 edition.
  5. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.

Peter Riley Poff Sr.1,2,3

M, b. March 3, 1768, d. circa October, 1830
FatherGeorge Gottlieb "Georg" Pfaff2,3 b. circa 1734, d. circa 1799
MotherCatharina Margaretha Griesbach2,3 b. circa 1741, d. after December 21, 1797
     Peter Riley Poff Sr. was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He Peter is thought to have been in Augusta Co. in 1792 because his name appears with a George Poff on a tax list. In 1800 Peter and George are both listed on the delinquent tax list of Augusta as having gone "to French Broad". This is a river that flows from North Carolina to Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1798 Gorge Poff, Sr. and Jr., are listed but in 1798 and 1800 only one George is listed. It is assumed that George Sr. died about 1798 because his name is missing. It seems that Peter arrived in Montgomery Co. and purchased a farm on Wilson's Creek. On Dec 28, 1803, he was granted a land deed of 96 more acres. In a few years it seems the family moved near Check, Virginia (now in Floyd County) on Little River, still part of Montgomery County. Peter continued adding to his farm. Tax records show he owned a sawmill in 1813 and a gristmill in 1814. When Peter died in 1830 his family divided his 665 acres of land. The following information is provided by Mrs. James Eunice (Furrow) Dewitt of Copper Hill, Virginia. Peter Poff purchased 42 acres by deed, price, $400 from Nathaniel Lucas and Wife Sarah on Mar 18, 1805, on Meadow Run, a branch of Little River and adjoining Daniel Conner's property. Peter Poff purchased 333 acres of land by deed, for $1000 in Virginia currency. This land was from Nathaniel Lucas and his wife Sarah on waters of Little River dated Mar 18, 1805. The area that Peter Poff Sr. settled in Montgomery County Virgina is now part of Floyd County and is near the communities of Check and Copper Hill. He owned a mill and land along the old 'Bent Mountain Road,' which is now route 221. Many Poffs still reside there and probably still own some of the original tract.4 He was born on March 3, 1768 at Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.3 He married Elizabeth "Betsy" Pickle circa 1790 at Augusta Co., Virginia.1,3 Peter Riley Poff Sr. Peter Puff taxed on one white male above the age of 16 and two horses, mares, mules, or colts on March 10, 1794 at Augusta Co., Virginia.3 He Peter Puff taxed on one white male above the age of 16 and three horses, mares, mules, or colts on April 30, 1795 at Augusta Co., Virginia.3 He Peter Puff, listed directly below George Puff, Senior in tax listings taxed on one white male above the age of 16 and two horses, mares, mules, or colts in 1797 at Round Hill, Augusta Co., Virginia.3 He Taxed on one white male above the age of 16 and four horses, mares, mules, or colts in 1798 at Augusta Co., Virginia.3 He Peter Puff paid a $0.72 tax on one white tythable and six horses on April 13, 1799 at Augusta Co., Virginia.3 He Peter Poff taxed on one white male above the age of 16 and five horses in 1800 at Augusta Co., Virginia.3 He Peter Poff taxed 24 cents on two horses in 1802 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He Peter Poff taxed 24 cents on one white male above the age of 16 and two horses, colts, mares, or mules in 1803 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He Granted a land deed of 96 or more acres on December 28, 1803 at Wilson Creek, Montgomery (now Floyd) Co., Virginia.3 He left a will on September 14, 1830 at Montgomery Co., Virginia; WILL OF PETER POFF, SR. I Peter Poff Seynior of the County of Montgomery and State of Virginia do hearby make my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say
1st that out of my moneys now in hand I desire that all my just debts if any thar be and funeral expences [be] fully paid off and discharged
2nd I will and bequeath unto my Dear and loving wife two of her chois Cows two beds and all the Ballance of the Household and Kitchen furniture except the ballance of the beds The Home place whear we now live during her natural life the paroshable part of what hath been bequeathed to my Dear Wife she may dispose of During her lifetime if she pleases
3rd I will and bequeath unto my Son Henry Poff the tract of land on which he now lives with all its appurtenances thereto belonging Beginning at the Draw bars whear they now stand near the old mill then a strait line on easterly course to the Cross fence whar it now stands and with said fence as it now runs to the Corner of Anthony Poff's [illegible] fence whar it now stands and then a line according to Anthony's Clamd land now is woods that is the land he now occupys and from his Clamd land a strait line to the nearest part of the old line and with the old line to the Bent road and with said road to the Beginning
4th I will and bequeath unto my Son anthony Poff all the mill place and all the Ballance of the land except that part devised to Henry Poff Beginning at the above named Draw Bars along the Bent road to whar it Crosses the old mill branch and down that branch to Wiley's line. 5th I will and bequeath unto my Son michael Poff all the land that lays of the [illegible] on the south side of the Bent mountain road and according to Anthony Poff's lines mentioned above
6th I will and bequeath unto my Son Charles Poff all that tract of land on the Pine Spar road which I purchased of Stephen R[illegible]
7th I will and bequeath unto my Son Peter Poff two small tracts of land and which he now lives on the aker adjoining the same Which is set forth by 2 small patterns
8th I will and bequeath unto my Son John Poff a piece of land that I took up adjoining the old place which will be set forth By a pattern of about ninety akers.
8th I will and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Poff after the decease of his mother the Ballance of the old tract of land
9th I Will and bequeath unto my two younger Daughters Christiniah and Anna Poff 1 Cow and 1 Heifer each and Anna 1 Bed and furniture also twenty dollars and the ballance of my paroshable property I wish sold and my outstanding debts Collected and my specified legays paid off and out of the proceeds of such sale and Colection I wish to Be equally divided between my five daughters
I mor over Will and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Seventy five Bushels of the grain growed or growing and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friends William Conner Seynior & Jacob Hoback By this my will and testament hearby revoking all others In witness whearof I have hearunder set my hand and affixed my seal In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty September the 14th.5 He died circa October, 1830 at Montgomery (now Floyd) Co., Virginia.2

Census Records

1810Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., VirginiaThe enumeration reads 3 males under 10, 2 males 10-16, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 26-45, 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, and 1 female 26-456
1820Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., VirginiaThe enumeration reads 2 males 10-16, 3 males 16-26, 1 male over 45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, and 1 female over 457
1830Blacksburg, VirginiaThe enumeration reads 1 male 60-70, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 20-30, and 1 female 60-708

Family

Elizabeth "Betsy" Pickle b. 1768, d. April 19, 1854
Marriage*Peter Riley Poff Sr. married Elizabeth "Betsy" Pickle circa 1790 at Augusta Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1246] Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.
  2. [S1891] H. Wade Doyle, "Register Report for Zacharias Pfaff."
  3. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  4. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  5. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831, From the will of Peter Poff, Sr.
  6. [S406] National Archives and Records Administration, 1810 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S409] National Archives and Records Administration, 1820 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S413] National Archives and Records Administration, 1830 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S17] Sherrie M. Holmes Rudy, Reed, Aube Aster Tree.
  10. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.
  11. [S2414] Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708697
  12. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  13. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  14. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  15. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  16. [S538] The Rose family of Montgomery County, Virginia, online http://community-2.webtv.net/mikebrowder/rose/

Robert Lee Dove1,2,3

M, b. February 16, 1934, d. December 8, 2013
FatherJames Taylor Dove1,4,2,3 b. February 27, 1906, d. August 27, 1958
MotherVirginia Opal Jones1,4,2,3 b. August 28, 1912, d. June 28, 2004
     Robert Lee Dove was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2880 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He was born on February 16, 1934.1 He married Melissa Beckner, daughter of Daniel Beckner and Lutie Hester Anderson, on September 8, 1954.1 Robert Lee Dove died on December 8, 2013 at Virginia at age 79.3 He Robert Lee Dove, 78, of Christiansburg, went to receive his eternal reward in Heaven on Sunday, December 8, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Taylor Dove and Virginia Jones Dove; son, Frazier Lee Dove; and by his sister, Doris Dove Minnick. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Melissa Dove; daughter, Loretta Howell and husband, John; granddaughters, Gloria Allen and husband, Alton, and Melissa Newby; great- grandchildren, Elizabeth Poff, Jacob Allen, and Justin Allen; siblings, Shelby McKinney and husband, Thomas Newson, all of Christiansburg, Linda Usry of Thomson, Ga., J.T. Dove and wife, Carolyn, and Diana Dove and husband, Phillip Shuford, all of Christiansburg; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family.Bob was a devoted husband and father. He was loved by many people in the community and served the community in various jobs through the years. His wit and sense of humor was admired and enjoyed by many. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Gallimore officiating. Interment will follow with Military Honors at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. on December 10, 2013.3

Family

Melissa Beckner
Marriage*He married Melissa Beckner, daughter of Daniel Beckner and Lutie Hester Anderson, on September 8, 1954.1 
Children
  • Frazier Lee Dove3
  • Loretta Dove3

Citations

  1. [S1378] Betty Marie Shelor, and Troy Leon Shelor Myrtle Irene Thompson, Descendants of Simpson Richards.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virginia Dove Thompson obituary in the Jun 29, 2004 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Lee Dove obituary in the Dec 10, 2013 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Doris Dove Minnick obituary in the Nov 22, 2010 edition.

George M. Minnick1,2

M, b. March 19, 1931, d. July 28, 1982
     His Social Security Number was 224-34-4343.3 George M. Minnick was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2880 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He was born on March 19, 1931.1,3 He married Doris Dove, daughter of James Taylor Dove and Virginia Opal Jones, on November 6, 1950.1,2 George M. Minnick died on July 28, 1982 at age 51.1

Family

Doris Dove b. October 22, 1931, d. November 20, 2010
Marriage*He married Doris Dove, daughter of James Taylor Dove and Virginia Opal Jones, on November 6, 1950.1,2 
Child
  • Teresa Ann "Terry" Minnick1,2

Citations

  1. [S1378] Betty Marie Shelor, and Troy Leon Shelor Myrtle Irene Thompson, Descendants of Simpson Richards.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Doris Dove Minnick obituary in the Nov 22, 2010 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Benjamin Otha Sutphin1

M, b. January 30, 1932, d. February 18, 1962
FatherBenjamin Crawford Sutphin2,1 b. January 1, 1912, d. February 11, 1941
     Benjamin Otha Sutphin was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,1 He was born on January 30, 1932 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,2,1 He married Shelby Jean Dove, daughter of James Taylor Dove and Virginia Opal Jones, on July 17, 1953.2 Benjamin Otha Sutphin died on February 18, 1962 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 30.3,1

Family

Shelby Jean Dove
Marriage*He married Shelby Jean Dove, daughter of James Taylor Dove and Virginia Opal Jones, on July 17, 1953.2 
Child
  • Benjamin Otho Sutphin II2

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S1378] Betty Marie Shelor, and Troy Leon Shelor Myrtle Irene Thompson, Descendants of Simpson Richards.
  3. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

Benjamin Crawford Sutphin

M, b. January 1, 1912, d. February 11, 1941
     Benjamin Crawford Sutphin was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He was born on January 1, 1912 at Carroll Co., Virginia.1 He died on February 11, 1941 at age 29.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S1378] Betty Marie Shelor, and Troy Leon Shelor Myrtle Irene Thompson, Descendants of Simpson Richards.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.