Norma Jean Shank1,2

F, b. August 3, 1937, d. March 4, 2007
FatherThomas Leslie "Tom" Shank1,3,2 b. September 22, 1898, d. September, 1987
MotherMary Clara Cooper1,3,2 b. November 6, 1899, d. April 1, 1988
     Norma Jean Shank was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.3 Her Social Security Number was 227-44-7683.4 Her married name was Williams.3 She married Dan Williams.3 Norma Jean Shank was born on August 3, 1937 at Roanoke, Virginia.4 As of November 8, 1954,her married name was White.5 She married Billy Jeanne White on November 8, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia.5 Norma Jean Shank died on March 4, 2007 at Virginia at age 69.3,4 She Norma Shank Williams, 69, of Salem, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband, Dan Williams; parents, Thomas and Mary Shank; brother, Ralph Shank and sister, Mary "Bibbie" Boitnott. Surviving are her daughter, Becky Moore and husband, Jim of Salem; son, Mike Williams and wife, Kelly of Troutville; grandson, Jason Moore; granddaughter, Rachel Williams; brothers, Leonard Shank and wife Barbara and Johnny Shank; sister, Dorothy Whitmire and several nieces and nephews. The family extends special appreciation to the staff on 5 West at LewisGale Medical Center. A graveside funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2007, in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Dr. D. Michael Houff will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Oakey's North Chapel, 362-1237. on March 7, 2007.3

Family 1

Dan Williams
Marriage*She married Dan Williams.3 
Children
  • Becky Williams3
  • Mike Williams3

Family 2

Billy Jeanne White
Marriage*Norma Jean Shank married Billy Jeanne White on November 8, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia.5 

Citations

  1. [S43] Lois A. Henson, The Family Jewells.
  2. [S1975] Henry Funeral Home, Inc., online http://www.henryfuneralhome.net, From the John Samuel Shank obituary.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Norma Shank Williams obituary in the Mar 7, 2007 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.

John Samuel "Johnny" Shank1,2,3

M, b. October 23, 1932, d. March 5, 2010
FatherThomas Leslie "Tom" Shank1,4,3 b. September 22, 1898, d. September, 1987
MotherMary Clara Cooper1,4,3 b. November 6, 1899, d. April 1, 1988
     John Samuel "Johnny" Shank was born on October 23, 1932 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 He died on March 5, 2010 at Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia, at age 77.3 He John Samuel Shank, 78, of Donaghe Street, died Friday, March 5, 2010 at his residence. He was born October 23, 1932 in Roanoke, a son of the late Thomas Leslie and Mary Clara (Cooper) Shank. Mr. Shank was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Prior to retirement, he worked for the Augusta County Service Authority. Family members include two sons and a daughter-in-law, John S. Shank, Jr. of Roanoke and Thomas L. and Michelle Shank of Swoope; a brother Leonard Shank; a sister, Dorothy Whitmire, both of Roanoke; and three grandchildren, Mackenzie Wade, Jordyn Shank, and Rylee Shank. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Preston Shank and two sisters, Elizabeth Boitnott and Norma Jean Williams. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Harold W. “Pete” Campbell. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Virginia Blood Services, Augusta Health, Augusta Community Care Building, 64 Sports Medicine Drive, Fishersville, VA 22939.



on March 7, 2010.3

Family

Children
  • John Samuel Shank Jr.3
  • Thomas L. Shank3

Citations

  1. [S43] Lois A. Henson, The Family Jewells.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Elizabeth Shank Boitnott obituary in the Jul 2, 1994 edition.
  3. [S1975] Henry Funeral Home, Inc., online http://www.henryfuneralhome.net, From the John Samuel Shank obituary.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Norma Shank Williams obituary in the Mar 7, 2007 edition.

Enoch Statts Randolph1,2

M, b. August 28, 1877
     Enoch Statts Randolph was born on August 28, 1877 at West Virginia.1,2 He married Dora E. Shank, daughter of John Wesley Shank and Sarah Jane Dickerson, on October 20, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 577, District 55, Burnwell, Kanawha Co., West VirginiaEnumerated without his children4

Occupation

1910Coal miner4

Family

Dora E. Shank b. May, 1887, d. May 13, 1908
Marriage*Enoch Statts Randolph married Dora E. Shank, daughter of John Wesley Shank and Sarah Jane Dickerson, on October 20, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5627] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938.
  6. [S43] Lois A. Henson, The Family Jewells.

Elizabeth Ellen Randolph1,2,3,4,5

F, b. October 28, 1906, d. January 21, 1913
FatherEnoch Statts Randolph1 b. August 28, 1877
MotherDora E. Shank1,2 b. May, 1887, d. May 13, 1908
     Elizabeth Ellen Randolph was buried at Family Cemetery on the old John W. Shank Farm, near Rt. 808, Simpsons, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 She was born on October 28, 1906 at Clay Co., West Virginia; The death certificate has a birth date of Oct 29, 1906.4,5 She died on January 21, 1913 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 6.4,5

Census Records

1910Dwelling 114, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her grandfather John W. Shank3

Citations

  1. [S43] Lois A. Henson, The Family Jewells.
  2. [S977] David Shank, "Dora Shank," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 21, 2002.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1228] Allison Galt-Hall, "Norman Poff Family Bible," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 18, 2006.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

David Jackson "Jackie" Sisson1,2,3

M, b. 1861, d. before 1890
FatherDavid Sloan Sisson3,1 b. November 25, 1833, d. November 23, 1915
MotherSarah Magdalene Coon1,3 b. January 2, 1841, d. February 18, 1937
     David Jackson "Jackie" Sisson was born in 1861.1,2 He married Alie E. Hall, daughter of Jesse W. Hall and Emmoline V. "Emma" Showalter, on June 21, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 David Jackson "Jackie" Sisson died before 1890.2

Family

Alie E. Hall b. December 2, 1867, d. December 5, 1896
Marriage*He married Alie E. Hall, daughter of Jesse W. Hall and Emmoline V. "Emma" Showalter, on June 21, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Lynwood Jackson Walton1,2,3

M, b. April 5, 1921, d. November 26, 1938
MotherPearl Emma Walton2,3 b. March 29, 1900, d. January 11, 1938
     Lynwood Jackson Walton was buried at Walton Cemetery, Pee Wee Drive, S. E., Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He was born on April 5, 1921 at Lynchburg, Virginia.1,2,3 He died on November 26, 1938 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 17; Died of rheumatic fever.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 94, District 2, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his grandfather Lewis Walton in the Census4

Citations

  1. [S201] Mary Conner Williams and Mary Leigh Williams, Walton Cemetery.
  2. [S832] Ann Unknown, "Cassie Walton," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 13, 2002.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Mary Susie Mountcastle1

F, b. October 2, 1895, d. December 10, 1960
     Mary Susie Mountcastle was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 She was born on October 2, 1895 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 She married Alfred Livingston Walton, son of Lewis Napolean Walton and Melvina Elizabeth Poff, circa 1920.2,3,1 As of circa 1920,her married name was Walton.3 Mary Susie Mountcastle died on December 10, 1960 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 65.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 94, District 2, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 52, District 84-4D, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia4

Family

Alfred Livingston Walton b. September 4, 1893, d. August 17, 1958
Marriage*Mary Susie Mountcastle married Alfred Livingston Walton, son of Lewis Napolean Walton and Melvina Elizabeth Poff, circa 1920.2,3,1 

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S832] Ann Unknown, "Cassie Walton," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 13, 2002.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Marion Gene Walton Austin1,2,3,4

M, b. April 15, 1927, d. February 5, 2015
FatherLewis Arthur Austin Sr.4 b. June 6, 1896, d. February 17, 1966
MotherCassie Ann Walton1,2,4 b. November 19, 1901, d. August 17, 1964
     Marion Gene Walton Austin was buried at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Brunswick Co., Virginia.3,5 He was born on April 15, 1927 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Nancy Lee Vogt on December 24, 1950 at Norfolk, Virginia.2,6,3,4 Marion Gene Walton Austin died on February 5, 2015 at South Hill, Mecklenburg Co., Virginia, at age 87.3,5 He Mr. Marion Gene Austin, age 87, of La Crosse died Thursday February 5, 2015 in VCU Community Memorial Hospital. He was an Army Air Corp veteran in World War ll, a master electrician for the Department of the Navy and the widower of Nancy Vogt Austin. Mr. Austin is survived by his three sons: Douglas Lee Austin of Fountain Hills, Arizona; Garry Gene Austin of Norfolk and Steven Lynn Austin of La Crosse; two brothers: Lewis A. Austin, Jr. of Norfolk and Robert A. Austin of Cleveland, TN and his grandson Douglas Lee Austin, II of Phoenix, AZ. A funeral service was conducted on Sunday February 8 at 2:00 P.M. in Prospect United Methodist Church in Ebony with interment to follow in the church cemetery with full American Legion Post 79 Military Honors. The family received friends on Saturday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M. in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church. on February 10, 2015.5

Family

Nancy Lee Vogt b. June 18, 1931, d. August 24, 2009
Marriage*He married Nancy Lee Vogt on December 24, 1950 at Norfolk, Virginia.2,6,3,4 
Children
  • Douglas Lee "Doug" Austin2,6,5
  • Gary Gene Austin2,6,5
  • Stephen Lynn "Steve" Austin2,6,5

Citations

  1. [S832] Ann Unknown, "Cassie Walton," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 13, 2002.
  2. [S968] Robert A. Austin, "Robert Austin Family," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 18, 2002.
  3. [S5369] Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Brunswick Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S5210] South Hill Enterprise, From the Marion Gene Austin obituary in the Feb 10, 2015 edition.
  6. [S4411] Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory, online http://www.crowderhitecrews.com/, From the Nancy Vogt Austin obituary.

Ethel Joyce Conner1,2,3

F, b. October 14, 1938, d. June 12, 2012
FatherFred Alton "Freddy" Conner Sr.4,5,3 b. March 7, 1906, d. September 16, 1973
MotherFannie Ethel Blankenship4,6,5,3 b. February 17, 1910, d. September 17, 2003
     Ethel Joyce Conner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 She was born on October 14, 1938 at Virginia.5,7 She married James Randolph "Jim" Coates, son of Charles McKinley Coates Sr. and Monia Ruth "Mona" Poff, circa 1958.4,8,3 As of circa 1958,her married name was Coates.3 Ethel Joyce Conner died on June 12, 2012 at Virginia at age 73.3,7 She Ethel Joyce Coates of Copper Hill went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her surviving family members are her husband of 54 years, James Coates; three daughters, Kathy Coates, Cindy and John Gibbs, and Lisa Hassell. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Stormy and Beau Brieger, Chad Tankersly, Melissa, Leanna and Miranda Sutphin, Tim and Louis Hassell, two brothers, Fred and Janice Conner, Dean and June Conner, two sisters, Barbara and Jake Poff, Joan and Robert Wimmer. Preceding her in death are her son, James R. Coates II, her mother and father, Fred and Fannie Conner, a brother, Harold Conner and her son in law, Curtis Hassell. Services will be at Oakey's South Chapel on Brambleton Ave. at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012. Elder W. T. Conner will officiate. Interment will follow in Rest Vale Cemetery, Floyd County. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel. 540-989-3131. on June 14, 2012.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 44, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

James Randolph "Jim" Coates b. August 29, 1929, d. August 24, 2014
Marriage*Ethel Joyce Conner married James Randolph "Jim" Coates, son of Charles McKinley Coates Sr. and Monia Ruth "Mona" Poff, circa 1958.4,8,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Reference # 01-55.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ethel Joyce Coates obituary in Jun 14, 2012 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Fannie Blankenship Conner obituary in the Sep 19, 2003 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Harold Wayne Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Randolph Coates, II obituary in the Oct 18, 1991 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Randolph Coates obituary in Aug 26, 2014 edition.
  10. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Curtis James Hassell obituary in Jan 20, 2007 edition.

Unknown Cole

M, b. February 23, 1855
FatherFleming Cole1 b. June 28, 1828, d. May 14, 1888
MotherAbigail "Abbie" Vest1 b. September 14, 1833, d. December 9, 1924
     Unknown Cole was buried at Cole family cemetery on land of Bird Cole, Rt. #221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia; Apparently died in infancy and buried in the family cemetery.2 He was born on February 23, 1855 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  2. [S81] Janice Smyth, "Cole Family Researcher Janice Smyth," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.

Nancy Poff1,2,3

F, b. November 17, 1873, d. December 28, 1875
FatherWilliam Taylor Poff1,2,3 b. January 26, 1849, d. May 15, 1941
MotherEllen Frances Jackson1,2,3 b. 1848, d. 1920
     Nancy Poff was born on November 17, 1873 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She died on December 28, 1875 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 2.3

Citations

  1. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  2. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  3. [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

Unknown Poff

F, b. January, 1867, d. before September 21, 1870
FatherWilliam Henry Poff1 b. June 5, 1835, d. January 12, 1908
MotherMary Jane Carr1 b. August 12, 1834, d. November 29, 1904
     Unknown Poff was born in January, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She died before September 21, 1870; Not enumerated with her family in the 1870 Census.2

Citations

  1. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.

Laeula Ann Lavina "Lula" Conner1,2

F, b. December 5, 1875, d. April 11, 1902
FatherJoseph Landon "Landon" Conner1,3 b. March 23, 1849, d. January 31, 1932
MotherMary Catherine "Kitty" Oakes1,3 b. September 1, 1848, d. February 3, 1922
     Laeula Ann Lavina "Lula" Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on December 5, 1875 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 She married Peter Sigmon Stump, son of Elijah G. Stump and Martha J. Smith, on September 15, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of September 15, 1892,her married name was Stump. Laeula Ann Lavina "Lula" Conner died on April 11, 1902 at age 26.5

Census Records

1880Dwelling 220, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 11, District 17, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Peter Sigmon Stump b. October 4, 1868, d. February 7, 1936
Marriage*Laeula Ann Lavina "Lula" Conner married Peter Sigmon Stump, son of Elijah G. Stump and Martha J. Smith, on September 15, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S2051] Raleigh Register, From the William Arthur Stump obituary in the Jan 2, 1975 edition.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  5. [S842] Brian T. Seberle, "William B. Oakes," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 28, 2001.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Mrs. Benny Hodges obituary in the Aug 24, 1951 edition.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Erma "Emma" Conner1,2,3,4,5,6,7

F, b. October 10, 1909, d. March 11, 2006
FatherAndrew Louis/Lewis Conner3,4,5,6,7,8 b. April 22, 1885, d. August 4, 1964
MotherAlmeda Elmira "Alma" Vest3,9,4,5,6,7,8 b. December 13, 1888, d. January 7, 1985
     Erma "Emma" Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.5 Her Social Security Number was 223-24-0151.10 She was born on October 10, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.11,12,3,4,5,10 She married Dossie William Sowers Sr., son of Eld. Frazier Tuggle Sowers and Flora Ann Martin, on February 25, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,2,4,5,13 As of February 25, 1931,her married name was Sowers. Erma "Emma" Conner died on March 11, 2006 at Virginia at age 96.5,10 She Erma Conner Sowers, 96, of Check, Va., passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006. She was born October 10, 1909 in Floyd County, Va., to the late Andrew Louis Conner and Almeda Vest Conner. She was of the Primitive Baptist faith, as well as, a generous and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She graduated from Christiansburg High School in 1929. She taught at Goose Creek, a one-room school, and she walked five miles each way for two years. She was known for her beautiful quilts and crochet work and for her dedication to genealogy. She has spent the last 30 years researching family history including Vest, Conner, Sowers, Martin, Iddings and Richardson. She enjoyed reading the "Signs of the Times" published by The Oldest Primitive Baptist of Meadows of Dan passed on to her by her mother, Almeda. Her husband, Dossie William Sowers, Sr. preceded her in death on April 25, 1968 after 37 years of marriage and she thought of him and missed him everyday. She continued the family farm business for the last 37 years. She leaves behind a daughter Marie Ann Sowers Vest and son-in-law Gratton W. Vest, Salem; and a son (D.W.) Dossie William Sowers, Jr., Salem; five grandchildren and spouses, Rebecca (Becky) Thomas, Salem, Debbie Feury Hakola and Henry Hakola, Shawsville, Janet and Watson Boxley, Atlanta, Ga., Steve and Renee Sowers, Roanoke, Doug and Deanne Sowers, New Castle; five great-grandchildren, Staff Sgt. Jesse Feury, Fayetteville, N.C., Lindsay Thomas, Salem, Hannah Sowers, Roanoke, Kaitlin Sowers and Justin Gable, New Castle; brother and sisters-in-law; Alvin and Ocie Conner, Velvia Agee and Ora Conner, all of Check; and several nieces and nephews; special cousins and friends Elmer and Gracie Conner, Radford, Virginia Absher, Dublin, Robert and Doris Johnson, Cincinnatti, Ohio. Special thanks to her caretakers for the last several months, Shirley Thomas, Shelba Kirby, Dolly Vest, and Cheryl Waldron. Special thanks to her neighbors Ray and Judy Vest and other neighbors. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday March 13, 2006 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with Elder Junior Conner and Elder W.T. Conner officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Maberry Funeral Home.
on March 12, 2006.5

Census Records

1910Dwelling 32, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 38, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 67, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 153, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia14

Occupation

1930Public school teacher8

Family

Dossie William Sowers Sr. b. December 15, 1904, d. April 25, 1968
Marriage*Erma "Emma" Conner married Dossie William Sowers Sr., son of Eld. Frazier Tuggle Sowers and Flora Ann Martin, on February 25, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,2,4,5,13 
Children

Citations

  1. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Dossie William Sowers, Sr. obituary in May 2, 1968 edition.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Dossie William Sowers, Sr.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Erma Conner Sowers obituary in the Mar 12, 2006 edition.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Almeda Vest Conner.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  12. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  13. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  14. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lindsay Octavia Thomas birth announcement in the Sep 8, 1991 edition.

Alvin Edwin Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. February 19, 1912, d. October 12, 2007
FatherAndrew Louis/Lewis Conner2,3,5,6,7,8 b. April 22, 1885, d. August 4, 1964
MotherAlmeda Elmira "Alma" Vest2,9,3,5,6,7,8 b. December 13, 1888, d. January 7, 1985
     Alvin Edwin Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He was born on February 19, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 He married Ocie Gay Graham, daughter of Doctor Coy "Dock" Graham and Mirriam Alice Conner, on February 22, 1936 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 Alvin Edwin Conner died on October 12, 2007 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 95.4 He Alvin Edwin Conner, 95, of Check passed away Friday, October 12, 2007 at his home. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Ocie Graham Conner; two daughters and spouses, Judith and Edward Howard, Glenna and James Vest; two sons and spouse, Macle and Gerlene Conner, Eddie Conner; granddaughters and husbands, Teresa and Jimmy Bowman, Sherry and Wayland Bond, Rhonda and Freddie Conner, Missy and Brad Mullins; grandsons and wives, Rodney and Sandra Vest, Mark Howard; seven greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 15, 2007 at Gardner Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Walker and the Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in Wilson Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. on Sunday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 4 until 6 p.m. Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. on October 13, 2007.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 38, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 67, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 161, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1930Farm laborer7
1940Farm helper8

Family

Ocie Gay Graham b. March 28, 1915, d. May 6, 2014
Marriage*Alvin Edwin Conner married Ocie Gay Graham, daughter of Doctor Coy "Dock" Graham and Mirriam Alice Conner, on February 22, 1936 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Reference # 03-40.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alvin Edwin Conner obituary in the Oct 13, 2007 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Erma Conner Sowers obituary in the Mar 12, 2006 edition.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Almeda Vest Conner.
  10. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edwin Wayne Conner obituary in the Sep 10, 2014 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bowman-Conner wedding announcement in the Sep 1, 1991 edition.
  13. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Jonah Lee Conner birth announcement in the Jan 9, 2003 edition.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Nancy Lee Vogt1,2,3,4

F, b. June 18, 1931, d. August 24, 2009
     Nancy Lee Vogt Mrs. Nancy Vogt Austin, age 78 of La Crosse and a retired bookkeeper, went to be with the Lord Monday, August 24, 2009 surrounded by her family in Community Memorial Healthcenter after a long and courageous battle with illness. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years Marion Gene Austin; three sons Douglas L. Austin and wife Cindy of Fountain Hills, Ariz., Gary G. Austin of Norfolk and Steven L. Austin of La Crosse; her grandson Douglas L. Austin, II of Mesa, Ariz., her sister Peggy V. Smith and husband Claude of Norfolk, and her aunt Betty Wease of Ellenboro, NC. Born in Bostic, NC to Raymond E. and Aileen H. Vogt, they moved to Norfolk in the late 1940's where she graduated from Maury High School and then met the love of her life Gene Austin and they were married December 24, 1950. They retired and moved to the Lake Gaston area and attended Prospect United Methodist Church in Ebony. She will be remembered for her love of life, family and the Lord. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Thursday ath the Church with interment in Prospect Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Church for one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church, 1974 Ebony Road, Ebony, VA 23845.2 She was buried at Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Brunswick Co., Virginia.2 She was born on June 18, 1931 at Bostic, Rutherford Co., North Carolina.2,5,3 She married Marion Gene Walton Austin, son of Lewis Arthur Austin Sr. and Cassie Ann Walton, on December 24, 1950 at Norfolk, Virginia.1,2,3,4 As of December 24, 1950,her married name was Austin. Nancy Lee Vogt died on August 24, 2009 at South Hill, Mecklenburg Co., Virginia, at age 78.2,5,3

Family

Marion Gene Walton Austin b. April 15, 1927, d. February 5, 2015
Marriage*She married Marion Gene Walton Austin, son of Lewis Arthur Austin Sr. and Cassie Ann Walton, on December 24, 1950 at Norfolk, Virginia.1,2,3,4 
Children
  • Douglas Lee "Doug" Austin1,2
  • Gary Gene Austin1,2
  • Stephen Lynn "Steve" Austin1,2

Citations

  1. [S968] Robert A. Austin, "Robert Austin Family," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 18, 2002.
  2. [S4411] Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory, online http://www.crowderhitecrews.com/, From the Nancy Vogt Austin obituary.
  3. [S5369] Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Brunswick Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Dossie William Sowers Sr.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

M, b. December 15, 1904, d. April 25, 1968
FatherEld. Frazier Tuggle Sowers9,5,10,11,12,13,14,8 b. October 8, 1875, d. July 23, 1951
MotherFlora Ann Martin9,5,10,11,12,13,14,8 b. July 22, 1872, d. April 27, 1946
     Dossie William Sowers Sr. was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4,8 His Social Security Number was 230-34-1582.15 He was born on December 15, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,15,3,4,5,6,8 He married Erma "Emma" Conner, daughter of Andrew Louis/Lewis Conner and Almeda Elmira "Alma" Vest, on February 25, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2,4,6,7,8 Dossie William Sowers Sr. died on April 25, 1968 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 63.1,2,3,4,6,8 He Dossie William Sowers, Sr. 63, of Check, died Thursday in a Roanoke Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Erma Conner Sowers; a daughter, Mrs. Gratton Vest, Salem; a son, Dossie William Sowers, Jr., Check; three sisters Mrs. Ottie Conner, Salem; Mrs. Guy E. Conner, Copper Hill; Mrs. Morris Agee, Check; a brother Vollie Sowers, Check. Funeral was Saturday at Salem Church, Floyd County, with burial in the Wilson Cemetery.
on May 2, 1968.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 33, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 142, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1930Dwelling 100, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1940Dwelling 153, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia16

Occupation

1930Farmer13
1940Farmer16

Family

Erma "Emma" Conner b. October 10, 1909, d. March 11, 2006
Marriage*Dossie William Sowers Sr. married Erma "Emma" Conner, daughter of Andrew Louis/Lewis Conner and Almeda Elmira "Alma" Vest, on February 25, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2,4,6,7,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Dossie William Sowers, Sr. obituary in May 2, 1968 edition.
  3. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Dossie William Sowers, Sr.
  5. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Erma Conner Sowers obituary in the Mar 12, 2006 edition.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Frazier T. Sowers obituary in an undated edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ora Belle Conner obituary in the Sep 20, 2007 edition.
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Velvie Lenora Sowers Agee obituary in the Apr 27, 2009 edition.
  15. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  16. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  17. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Mary Magdalene Clardy1,2

F, b. September 24, 1931, d. July 16, 2014
     Mary Magdalene Clardy was buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Cleveland, Bradley Co., Tennessee.2 She was born on September 24, 1931.3 She married Robert Alfred "Bobby" Austin, son of Lewis Arthur Austin Sr. and Cassie Ann Walton, on July 29, 1966 at Ardmore, Limestone Co., Alabama.1,2 As of July 29, 1966,her married name was Austin. Mary Magdalene Clardy died on July 16, 2014 at Cleveland, Bradley Co., Tennessee, at age 82.2,3 She Mary Magdalene Clardy Austin, 82, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the family residence. She was a member of West Cleveland Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Lum Clardy and Bonnie Hawkins Clardy. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Vickie Coffman; brothers and sisters: Emmaline Loggins, Ovan Clardy, William Clardy, Margaret Kessel, Sham Clardy, Anna Belle Clardy and Clarence Clardy. She is survived by her husband, Robert Austin of Cleveland; children: Ann Ledford and husband, Mike, of Cleveland, Denise Johnson and husband, Randall, of Hartsell, Ala. and Holly Watson and husband, David, of Doncaster, England; sister, Flora McMunn of Decatur, Ala; grandchildren: Kelli Cowart, Stephanie McCluskey and Calwyn Watson; great-grandchildren: Stephen Grantland, Austin Grantland, Paisley Coffman, Hunter Hill, and Karsen McCluskey; great-great-grandchildren: Zayden Grantland and “soon to arrive” Brayson Grantland; and special children: Logan King, Thad Stedman and Allie Stedman; and several nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at West Cleveland Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse Crane officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. this evening at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. The family suggests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. on July 17, 2014.2

Family

Robert Alfred "Bobby" Austin
Marriage*She married Robert Alfred "Bobby" Austin, son of Lewis Arthur Austin Sr. and Cassie Ann Walton, on July 29, 1966 at Ardmore, Limestone Co., Alabama.1,2 
Children
  • Ann Cherise Austin4,1,2
  • Holly Leigh Austin4,2

Citations

  1. [S968] Robert A. Austin, "Robert Austin Family," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 18, 2002.
  2. [S4412] Cleveland Daily Banner, From the Mary Magdalene Clardy Austin obituary in the Jul 17, 2014 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S580] Sr.) Ann Ledford (granddaughter of Austin & Wimmer Connections Lewis Arthur Austin, "Austin & Wimmer Connections (Lewis Arthur Austin, Sr.)," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 2, 2004.