Bennie Howard Cook1,2

M, b. January 25, 1917, d. April 25, 1998
     Bennie Howard Cook was buried at Augusta Memorial Park, 1775 Goose Creek Road, Waynesboro, Augusta Co., Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 223-10-4862.3 He was born on January 25, 1917 at Albemarle Co., Virginia.3,2,4 He married Beatrice Poff, daughter of Posey Curtis Poff and Ann Isabelle "Annie" Beckner, on February 14, 1940 at Charlottesville, Virginia.1,4 Bennie Howard Cook died on April 25, 1998 at age 81.3,2

Family

Beatrice Poff b. April 22, 1917, d. October 9, 2012
Marriage*He married Beatrice Poff, daughter of Posey Curtis Poff and Ann Isabelle "Annie" Beckner, on February 14, 1940 at Charlottesville, Virginia.1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S934] Daily News Record, From the Beatrice Poff Cook obituary in the Oct 11, 2012 edition.
  2. [S3303] Augusta Memorial Park, Augusta Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Cynthia Ann Poff1,2

F, b. 1831, d. August 7, 1908
FatherGeorge Poff3 b. circa 1803
MotherLucy Trail3 b. circa 1803
     Cynthia Ann Poff was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.4 She was born in 1831 at Virginia.4 She married Joseph L. "Joel" Hudnall on October 31, 1848 at Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia).3,1,2 As of October 31, 1848,her married name was Hudnall. Cynthia Ann Poff died on August 7, 1908 at Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 959, District 29, Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)5
1860Dwelling 2122, Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)6
1870Dwelling 311, Malden, Kanawha Co., West Virginia7

Family

Joseph L. "Joel" Hudnall b. 1826, d. 1871
Marriage*Cynthia Ann Poff married Joseph L. "Joel" Hudnall on October 31, 1848 at Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia).3,1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Hudnall-Poff marriage record.
  3. [S60] The Kanawha County Family Tree Project, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~maudenna/index.htm
  4. [S5112] Spring Hill Cemetery, Kanawha Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  5. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the William Henry Hudnall death certificate.
  9. [S1338] My family from the Virginia/West Virginia areas, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3082686&id=I602401436
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Sallie Jacobs death certificate.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Virginia Alice Weaver death certificate.

Joseph L. "Joel" Hudnall1,2,3,4

M, b. 1826, d. 1871
     Joseph L. "Joel" Hudnall was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.4 He was born in 1826 at Virginia.5,4 He married Cynthia Ann Poff, daughter of George Poff and Lucy Trail, on October 31, 1848 at Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia).6,1,3 Joseph L. "Joel" Hudnall died in 1871 at Kanawha Co., West Virginia.4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 959, District 29, Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)5
1860Dwelling 2122, Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)7
1870Dwelling 311, Malden, Kanawha Co., West Virginia8

Occupation

1850Laborer5
1860Laborer7
1870Day laborer8

Family

Cynthia Ann Poff b. 1831, d. August 7, 1908
Marriage*Joseph L. "Joel" Hudnall married Cynthia Ann Poff, daughter of George Poff and Lucy Trail, on October 31, 1848 at Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia).6,1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the William Henry Hudnall death certificate.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Hudnall-Poff marriage record.
  4. [S5112] Spring Hill Cemetery, Kanawha Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  5. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S60] The Kanawha County Family Tree Project, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~maudenna/index.htm
  7. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S1338] My family from the Virginia/West Virginia areas, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3082686&id=I602401436
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Sallie Jacobs death certificate.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Virginia Alice Weaver death certificate.

Samuel Hudnall1,2

M, b. circa February, 1850, d. April, 1912
FatherJoseph L. "Joel" Hudnall1,2,3 b. 1826, d. 1871
MotherCynthia Ann Poff1,2,3 b. 1831, d. August 7, 1908
     Samuel Hudnall was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.4 He was born circa February, 1850 at Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia).1 He married Mary Elizabeth Kuhn on September 14, 1876 at Kanawha Co., West Virginia.5 Samuel Hudnall died in April, 1912 at Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 959, District 29, Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)1
1860Dwelling 2122, Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)2
1870Dwelling 311, Malden, Kanawha Co., West Virginia3
1880Dwelling 44, District 54, Malden, Kanawha Co., West Virginia6
1900Dwelling 91, District 46, Ward 3, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia7
1910Dwelling 4, District 68, Ward 5, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia8

Occupation

1870Salt furnace fireman3
1880Laborer6
1900Electric pipe plant engineer7

Family

Mary Elizabeth Kuhn b. June 8, 1855, d. May 25, 1940
Marriage*Samuel Hudnall married Mary Elizabeth Kuhn on September 14, 1876 at Kanawha Co., West Virginia.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S5112] Spring Hill Cemetery, Kanawha Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  5. [S60] The Kanawha County Family Tree Project, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~maudenna/index.htm
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ethel Maude Harmon death certificate.
  10. [S1338] My family from the Virginia/West Virginia areas, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3082686&id=I602401436
  11. [S7037] Unknown compiler, Kanawha County, West Virginia Register of Births.
  12. [S7038] Unknown compiler, Kanawha County, West Virginia Death Records, 1890.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Emmett D. Hudnall death certificate.

William Henry Hudnall1,2,3

M, b. January 1, 1853, d. October 8, 1928
FatherJoseph L. "Joel" Hudnall1,4,2 b. 1826, d. 1871
MotherCynthia Ann Poff1,4,2 b. 1831, d. August 7, 1908
     William Henry Hudnall was buried at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, East Bank, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.5 He was born on January 1, 1853 at Pratt, Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia).2,6 He married Ann Frances "Annie" Jarrell circa 1877.2,6,3 William Henry Hudnall died on October 8, 1928 at Cabin Creek, Kanawha Co., West Virginia, at age 75.2

Census Records

1860Dwelling 2122, Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)1
1870Dwelling 311, Malden, Kanawha Co., West Virginia4
1880Dwelling 137, District 102, West Columbia, Mason Co., West Virginia7
1900Dwelling 111, District 39, Cabin Creek, Kanawha Co., West Virginia6
1910Dwelling 369, District 51, Cabin Creek, Kanawha Co., West Virginia8
1920Dwelling 1, District 67, East Bank, Kanawha Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1880Laborer7
1900Coal miner6
1910Coal miner8
1920Coal miner9

Family

Ann Frances "Annie" Jarrell b. September, 1857, d. January 17, 1941
Marriage*William Henry Hudnall married Ann Frances "Annie" Jarrell circa 1877.2,6,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the William Henry Hudnall death certificate.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ernest Milton Hudnall death certificate.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5106] I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kanawha Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Lizzie L. Johnson death certificate.
  11. [S2877] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  12. [S2878] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969.

Millard Robert Manning1,2,3

M, b. February 12, 1919, d. March 19, 2001
FatherWalter Curtis Manning4,5,1,6,2,3 b. October 2, 1892, d. May 8, 1927
MotherEva Lumis "Lummie" DeWeese4,7,5,1,6,2,3,8 b. August 22, 1894, d. April 10, 1992
     His Social Security Number was 226-01-9248.9 Millard Robert Manning was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.1 He was born on February 12, 1919 at Virginia.9,4 He married Nelda Aleine Altice, daughter of Charles Lee "Charlie" Altice and Pearl Beatrice "Pearly" Gearheart, on July 6, 1938 at Roanoke, Virginia.10,3 Millard Robert Manning and Nelda Aleine Altice were divorced on June 30, 1949 at Roanoke, Virginia.11 Millard Robert Manning married Lethia Rhoda Custer, daughter of Claude Clarence Custer and Martha Elizabeth Bell, on September 24, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,12,2,3 Millard Robert Manning died on March 19, 2001 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 82.1,13 He MANNING, Milllard Robert, 82, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, March 19, 2001. He was a highly decorated World War II Army veteran serving in the European Theater and had retired from Marstellar Corporation with over 50 years service as a memorial designer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lumis Dewease Manning, brother, Marvin Manning, and spouse, Lethia Custer Manning, and is survived by his sisters, Mabel M. Lewis and Eloise M. Lewis; children, Regina Manning Morris, Robert Custer Manning, Linville P. and Tonya K. Manning; grandchildren, Brandon Millard Melvin Manning and Brittney Colleen Lethia Manning; several nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel by the Rev. Steve Gordon with interment and military V.F.W. services at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel and friends may also register at www.lotzfuneralhome.com. on March 21, 2001.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 21, District 105, Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 28, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 277, District 119-26, Roanoke, Virginia8

Occupation

1940Store clerk8

Family 1

Nelda Aleine Altice b. April 7, 1920
Marriage*Millard Robert Manning married Nelda Aleine Altice, daughter of Charles Lee "Charlie" Altice and Pearl Beatrice "Pearly" Gearheart, on July 6, 1938 at Roanoke, Virginia.10,3 
Divorce* Millard Robert Manning and Nelda Aleine Altice were divorced on June 30, 1949 at Roanoke, Virginia.11 

Family 2

Lethia Rhoda Custer b. March 27, 1934, d. September 29, 1995
Marriage*Millard Robert Manning married Lethia Rhoda Custer, daughter of Claude Clarence Custer and Martha Elizabeth Bell, on September 24, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,12,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Milllard Robert Manning obitutary in the Mar 21, 2001 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Linville Philip Manning obituary in the Jul 22, 2014 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lumis D. Manning obitutary in the Apr 11, 1992 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eloise Manning Lewis obituary in the Jan 13, 2007 edition.
  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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S1416] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert, Gerhart/Gearhart/Gearheart Family History.
  11. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lethia Custer Manning Apt obitutary in the Oct 1, 1995 edition.
  13. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Eloise Priscilla Manning1,2,3,4,5

F, b. November 18, 1920, d. January 12, 2007
FatherWalter Curtis Manning1,6,7,2,4,5 b. October 2, 1892, d. May 8, 1927
MotherEva Lumis "Lummie" DeWeese1,6,7,2,4,5,8 b. August 22, 1894, d. April 10, 1992
     Eloise Priscilla Manning was born on November 18, 1920 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,3 As of June 28, 1941,her married name was Lewis.4 She married Samuel Loury Lewis on June 28, 1941 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,4 Eloise Priscilla Manning died on January 12, 2007 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 86.2,9 She Eloise Manning Lewis, 86, of Roanoke, went to be with her Lord on Friday, January 12, 2007. Eloise was born in Roanoke County on November 18, 1920, a daughter of the late Walter and Lumis Dewease Manning. She married Samuel L. Lewis, a union of 26 years. He preceded her in death on April 27, 1968. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Millard and Marvin Manning. She and her husband, Sam, owned and operated the S&L Restaurant and the University Restaurant in Baltimore, Md. for over 20 years. After the passing of her husband, Eloise returned to Roanoke and became a fixture on the Market Square working at Thompson's selling vegetables and flowers. She was featured in the Roanoke Times for her work there. Eloise last worked for seven years at Kroger at Ridgewood Farms in Salem. Eloise was a member of the First Church of the Nazerene. She loved her cats, her flowers and caring for others. Eloise leaves to cherish her memory a loving sister, Mabel M. Lewis of Chesapeake, Va; her devoted and loving niece, Regina Wood and her husband, Mike, of Elliston; two devoted and loving nephews, Bob Manning, and his children Brandon and Brittney of Thaxton and Linville P. Manning and his wife, Tonya, of Hardy;, a special nephew, Ronnie Lewis of Calif; nieces and nephews, Laura Trout, Milan, Brian and Larry Manning; sister-in-law, Elsie Lancaster and her husband, Woody, of Roanoke; brother-in-law, Bobby Lewis and his wife, Ruth, of W. Va., and sister-in-law, Sara Boyd and her husband, Jim. Also surviving are special caring friends, Carl and Judy Shorter and her neighbor, Mary Pauley. A service celebrating Mrs. Lewis' life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 15, 2007 at the Roanoke Chapel of Lotz Funeral Homes officiated by Dr. Earl Robertson. The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Richfield Retirement Community, 4 West, Memory Care, for their loving care. Her family will receive friends Sunday, January 14, 2007 from 2 to 5 p.m.. at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel, 1001 Franklin Rd. S.W. 982-1001. Her family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer Association, Good Samaritan Hospice or the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lotzfuneralhomes.com. on January 13, 2007.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 28, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 278, District 19-26, Roanoke, Virginia8

Occupation

1940Waitress8

Family

Samuel Loury Lewis b. June 15, 1920, d. April 27, 1968
Marriage*Eloise Priscilla Manning married Samuel Loury Lewis on June 28, 1941 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,4 

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eloise Manning Lewis obituary in the Jan 13, 2007 edition.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lumis D. Manning obitutary in the Apr 11, 1992 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Milllard Robert Manning obitutary in the Mar 21, 2001 edition.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Marvin Carston Manning1,2,3,4

M, b. March 2, 1925, d. February 21, 1982
FatherWalter Curtis Manning1,5,6,3,4 b. October 2, 1892, d. May 8, 1927
MotherEva Lumis "Lummie" DeWeese1,5,6,3,4,7 b. August 22, 1894, d. April 10, 1992
     His Social Security Number was 230-16-6152.8 Marvin Carston Manning was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 He was born on March 2, 1925 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.8,3,4 He married Elsie Aberdeen Furrow, daughter of Calvin Milan Furrow and Sarah Louise McNeil, on December 23, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,3 Marvin Carston Manning died on February 21, 1982 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 56.8,4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 28, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 278, District 19-26, Roanoke, Virginia7

Family

Elsie Aberdeen Furrow b. July 10, 1924, d. January 27, 2007
Marriage*Marvin Carston Manning married Elsie Aberdeen Furrow, daughter of Calvin Milan Furrow and Sarah Louise McNeil, on December 23, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,3 
Children
  • Marvin Milan Manning2
  • Larry Clifton Manning2,3
  • Brian Curtis Manning2,3
  • Lora Jeanine Manning2,3

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elsie Manning Lancaster obituary in the Jan 29, 2007 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Milllard Robert Manning obitutary in the Mar 21, 2001 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eloise Manning Lewis obituary in the Jan 13, 2007 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Edgar John Lewis Jr.1,2,3

M, b. November 5, 1918, d. June 11, 1967
     Edgar John Lewis Jr. was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 He was born on November 5, 1918 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Mabel Frances Manning, daughter of Walter Curtis Manning and Eva Lumis "Lummie" DeWeese, on January 26, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.1 Edgar John Lewis Jr. died on June 11, 1967 at Portsmouth, Virginia, at age 48.3

Family

Mabel Frances Manning
Marriage*He married Mabel Frances Manning, daughter of Walter Curtis Manning and Eva Lumis "Lummie" DeWeese, on January 26, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Samuel Loury Lewis1,2

M, b. June 15, 1920, d. April 27, 1968
     His Social Security Number was 231-05-4290.3 Samuel Loury Lewis was born on June 15, 1920 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,3 He married Eloise Priscilla Manning, daughter of Walter Curtis Manning and Eva Lumis "Lummie" DeWeese, on June 28, 1941 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 Samuel Loury Lewis died on April 27, 1968 at age 47.1,3

Family

Eloise Priscilla Manning b. November 18, 1920, d. January 12, 2007
Marriage*He married Eloise Priscilla Manning, daughter of Walter Curtis Manning and Eva Lumis "Lummie" DeWeese, on June 28, 1941 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eloise Manning Lewis obituary in the Jan 13, 2007 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Lethia Rhoda Custer1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. March 27, 1934, d. September 29, 1995
FatherClaude Clarence Custer3,7,4,5,6 b. May 28, 1899, d. March 5, 1959
MotherMartha Elizabeth Bell3,7,4,5,6 b. May 4, 1904, d. September 18, 1982
     Her Social Security Number was 230-38-1943.8 Lethia Rhoda Custer was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.2 She married Howard Apt.2 Her married name was Apt. Lethia Rhoda Custer was born on March 27, 1934 at Virginia.8 She married Millard Robert Manning, son of Walter Curtis Manning and Eva Lumis "Lummie" DeWeese, on September 24, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,5,6 As of September 24, 1954,her married name was Manning.6 Lethia Rhoda Custer died on September 29, 1995 at Virginia at age 61.8,2 She APT, Lethia Custer Manning, 61, of Roanoke, died Friday, September 29, 1995. She was a registered nurse having graduated from Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing. She is survived by Millard R. Manning; her daughter, Regina Manning Morris, Buchanan; her sons, Bob Manning, Roanoke Co., SPC. Linville Manning, US Army, Fort Bragg, N.C; her much beloved daughter-in-law, Cheryl Manning, Roanoke Co; two grandchildren, Brandon and Brittney Manning. Also survived by Howard Apt, Danville; her brother, Lewis Custer, Blackstone; sisters, Theresa Smith, Roanoke, Dean Lancaster, Bent Mountain, Mary Schilling, Fla., Artie Jones, Richmond. A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, October 2, 1995 with Rev. Derry Gray officiating at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Lotz Roanoke Chapel after 1 p.m. Sunday. Lethia was a much loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and best friend. Through her nursing she cared for others for 41 years. Throughout her life she cared for many family members and dear friends. She will be remembered and missed by all her loved ones. on October 1, 1995.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 131, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family 1

Howard Apt
Marriage*Lethia Rhoda Custer married Howard Apt.2 

Family 2

Millard Robert Manning b. February 12, 1919, d. March 19, 2001
Marriage*Lethia Rhoda Custer married Millard Robert Manning, son of Walter Curtis Manning and Eva Lumis "Lummie" DeWeese, on September 24, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,5,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Milllard Robert Manning obitutary in the Mar 21, 2001 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lethia Custer Manning Apt obitutary in the Oct 1, 1995 edition.
  3. [S990] Virginia Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 06.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Linville Philip Manning obituary in the Jul 22, 2014 edition.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S934] Daily News Record, From the Harry Linville Custer obituary in the Dec 10, 1984 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Linville Philip "Lin" Manning1,2

M, b. June 1, 1972, d. July 19, 2014
FatherMillard Robert Manning1,3 b. February 12, 1919, d. March 19, 2001
MotherLethia Rhoda Custer1,3 b. March 27, 1934, d. September 29, 1995
     Linville Philip "Lin" Manning was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.2 He married Tonya Unknown.1 Linville Philip "Lin" Manning was born on June 1, 1972 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 He married Dreama Lam on April 13, 2014 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,4 Linville Philip "Lin" Manning died on July 19, 2014 at Virginia at age 42.2 He MANNING Linville Philip After squeezing every bit of joy, love and brotherhood out of life, Detective and Patriot Lin Manning went to be with his heavenly father on Saturday, July 19, 2014, after valiantly battling cancer. He was 42 years old. His passion was always to be the voice for those who had no voice. He joined the Department in 1997 and served numerous roles protecting citizens and working together with the community. Lin was born on June 1, 1972 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Lethia Rhoda Custer Manning and Millard Robert Manning. In addition to his parents, Lin is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Lumis Deweese Manning (MeMe) and Walter Manning, and his maternal grandparents, Clarence Custer and Martha Bell Custer. He is survived by his best friend and beloved wife, Dreama Lam Manning, who loved him beyond words; his sister, Regina Leigh Manning; his brother, Robert Custer Manning; his niece, Brittney Lethia Colleen Manning; his nephew, Brandon Millard Melvin Manning and his wife, Brandi; his great-nephew, Conner Aaron Manning; Brandon and Brittney's mom, Cheryl Witt; his special Aunt, Gloria Dene Lancaster; his Uncle, Lewis Custer; his special cousin, Cary Custer; his step-children, Katie Alison Leslie, Joshua Timothy Pinkard and Mary Elizabeth Pinkard; his Godson, Caleb Christian Campbell and Goddaughter, Maria Ashley Ray; his special furry, four-legged family, Sampson, Elvis, Nemo and JB (James Bond), along with many other special family and friends. He is also survived by his steadfast Army and 82nd Airborne comrades, as well as his dedicated, supportive and selfless family in blue. Lin was one of the bravest, toughest, yet most loving man to his wife, friends, and family. Lin knew when he was 10 or younger that he wanted to serve his country. His mother could not pass an army navy store without having to stop. He also had a 10 year work history with Kroger who allowed his military leave to serve his country while working for them. Lin graduated in 1990 from Cave Spring High School where he wrestled on the varsity wrestling team. He went on to serve in the Army from 1990 until his honorable discharge in 1997, after serving as a Sergeant to D Company, 1st Battalion, 82D Aviation Regiment, 82D Airborne Division. Lin joined the Roanoke City Police Department in 1997, where he was a leader, instructor, Tactical Response Team member, cold case specialist and homicide detective from 2004 to 2014. Lin had a love for life, white water rafting, scuba diving, traveling, hiking, kayaking, to name a few. He also had a special love for his family, his family that is ever so close. He will be sadly missed and live in the hearts of many forever. Services will be held on Thursday, July 24th, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church at 515 Third Street, S.W., followed by a graveside service at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens on Airport Road. A celebration of life will follow at the Lakeland Masonic Lodge on Grandin Road. The family will receive friends and family on Wednesday, July 23rd, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Oakey's Downtown on Church Avenue. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society in memory of Lin. "Let us not mourn for those men who have died, but rather be thankful that such heroes lived." --Gen Patton. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. on July 22, 2014.2

Family 1

Tonya Unknown
Marriage*He married Tonya Unknown.1 

Family 2

Dreama Lam
Marriage*Linville Philip "Lin" Manning married Dreama Lam on April 13, 2014 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,4 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Milllard Robert Manning obitutary in the Mar 21, 2001 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Linville Philip Manning obituary in the Jul 22, 2014 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lethia Custer Manning Apt obitutary in the Oct 1, 1995 edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Hazel E. Poff1,2,3,4

F, b. March 6, 1921, d. February 12, 2012
FatherPosey G. Poff1,2,3,5,4 b. January 11, 1899, d. April 26, 1989
MotherPegie Era Puckett1,2,3,5,4
     Hazel E. Poff was buried at Lake View Memorial Park, Sykesville, Carroll Co., Maryland.4 Her married name was Thompson.4 Her married name was Leedy.3 She married Marvin A. Leedy.3 Hazel E. Poff married Roby E. Thompson.4 Hazel E. Poff was born on March 6, 1921 at Roanoke, Virginia.4 She died on February 12, 2012 at Randallstown, Baltimore Co., Maryland, at age 90.4 She Hazel Poff Thompson Leedy, 90, of Randallstown, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Chapel Hill Nursing Home. Born March 6, 1921, in Roanoke, Va., she was the daughter of the late Posey Poff and Era Puckett Turner. She was the husband of the late Roby E. Thompson. She was a seamstress at Rosewood and numerous other sewing factories. In her earlier years she enjoyed waitressing at numerous restaurants, gardening and crocheting. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Roby and Barbara Thompson, of Hampstead; daughter and son-in-law Kay J. and James C. Leedy, of Randallstown; a brother, Clayton Poff, of Hampstead; a sister, Geneva Greene, of Westminster; grandchildren Ronald Thompson and Kimberly Leedy; great-grandchildren John and Bridget Thompson, Michael O'Halloran, and Ashley and Jimmy Lee Brady; and a great-great-grandchild, Aidan Brady. She was predeceased by a sister, Marie Carroll; and brothers Carlton and Hubert Poff; and a sister, Dorothy Poff. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park in Sykesville. on February 21, 2012.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 30, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia1

Family 1

Marvin A. Leedy
Marriage*Hazel E. Poff married Marvin A. Leedy.3 

Family 2

Roby E. Thompson
Marriage*Hazel E. Poff married Roby E. Thompson.4 
Children
  • Roby Thompson4
  • Kay J. Thompson4

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2180] Frederick News-Post, From the Carlton Hurt Poff obituary in the Aug 1, 1996 edition.
  3. [S2181] Carroll County Times, From the Marie Evelyn Carroll obituary in the Apr 19, 2000 edition.
  4. [S2181] Carroll County Times, From the Hazel Poff Thompson Leedy obituary in the Feb 21, 2012 edition.
  5. [S2180] Frederick News-Post, From the Dorothy Poff obituary in the Dec 13, 1943 edition.

Carlton Hurt Poff1,2

M, b. June 4, 1926, d. July 31, 1996
FatherPosey G. Poff1,2,3,4,5 b. January 11, 1899, d. April 26, 1989
MotherPegie Era Puckett1,2,3,4,5
     His Social Security Number was 212-38-0135.6 Carlton Hurt Poff was buried at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Marriottsville, Carroll Co., Maryland.2 He married Catherine Wilda Unknown.2 Carlton Hurt Poff was born on June 4, 1926 at Virginia.6,2 He died on July 31, 1996 at Finksburg, Carroll Co., Maryland, at age 70.6,2 He Mr. Carlton Hurt Poff, 70, of Finksburg, died Wednesday, July 31, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Catherine Wilda Poff. Born June 4, 1926, in Virginia, he was a son of the late Posey Poff and Pegie Era Puckett Poff Turner. Mr. Poff was retired from Springfield Hospital Center, Sykesville, where be had been a housekeeper supervisor. He ran his own painting business until his illness. He was a member of Sykesville Moose Lodge 1848. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Carlton E. Poff of New Windsor, Barry A. Poff of Sykesville and Bryan D. Poff of Westminster; two daughters, Brenda J. Murphy of New Windsor and Susan J. Lowery of Westminster; one brother, Clayton Poff of Hampstead; three sisters, Hazel Leady of Randallstown, Geneva Green of Westminster and Marie Carroll of West Friendship; and seven grandchildren. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel on Md. 32 between Sykesville and Eldersburg. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Plunkert officiating. Interment will be in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Marriottsville. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster, Md. 21157. on August 1, 1996.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 30, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia1

Family

Catherine Wilda Unknown
Marriage*Carlton Hurt Poff married Catherine Wilda Unknown.2 
Children
  • Brenda J. Poff2
  • Carlton E. Poff2
  • Susan J. Poff2
  • Barry A. Poff2
  • Bryan D. Poff2

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2180] Frederick News-Post, From the Carlton Hurt Poff obituary in the Aug 1, 1996 edition.
  3. [S2181] Carroll County Times, From the Marie Evelyn Carroll obituary in the Apr 19, 2000 edition.
  4. [S2180] Frederick News-Post, From the Dorothy Poff obituary in the Dec 13, 1943 edition.
  5. [S2181] Carroll County Times, From the Hazel Poff Thompson Leedy obituary in the Feb 21, 2012 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Pauline Muncy1,2,3,4,5

F, b. October 15, 1920, d. January 16, 2011
FatherSidney Muncy2,3,4 b. July 28, 1882, d. October 28, 1954
MotherDelia B. "Dellie" Lawrence2,3,4 b. July 2, 1885, d. April 17, 1934
     Pauline Muncy was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.4 She was born on October 15, 1920 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,6 She married Sheldon Maxwell Poff, son of Morgan Orestes Poff and Lydia Alice "Alice" Wilson, on December 23, 1939 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,7 As of December 23, 1939,her married name was Poff.7 Pauline Muncy and Sheldon Maxwell Poff were divorced on December 4, 1961 at Roanoke, Virginia.8 As of July 31, 1964,her married name was Hoback.7 Pauline Muncy married Vernon Odell Hoback, son of Jacob Shevern "Jake" Hoback and Julie Ann Bower, on July 31, 1964 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,4,7 Pauline Muncy died on January 16, 2011 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 90.4,5 She Pauline Muncy Hoback, 90, of Roanoke, Va., went to her heavenly home on Sunday, January 16, 2011. She was born in Roanoke County, a daughter of the late Sidney Muncy and Delia Lawrence Muncy and had been an area resident for most of her life. She was employed for many years as a seamstress at Puritan Mills, and later was a Nursing Assistant at Friendship Manor. She was a faithful member of Calvary United Methodist Church, in Salem. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Sheldon M. Poff and Vernon O. Hoback; as well as two sisters, Arietta "Retta" Holland and Mabel Beckner. She is survived by her daughter, Dianne Decker and her husband, Richard "Dick" Decker Jr., of Roanoke; two grandchildren, Richard "Chip" Decker III and his wife, Marla, of Richmond, and Sharyn Pugh and her husband, Chris; and great-granddaughter, Catherine Pugh, all of Salem; and two very special friends, Stephen and Nancy Kessler, of Roanoke. The family would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Pheasant Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, for the kindness, care and love shown during her stay there. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at John M. Oakey & Son, Salem. Funeral Services will be held 3 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2011, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 845 Hemlock Road, Salem, with the Revs. Tim Gearheart and Emory Tarpley officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery. An online guestbook is available for family and friends by visiting www.johnmoakey.com. Arrangements are by John M. Oakey & Son, Salem, Va., 540-389-5441.
on January 19, 2011.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 230, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 32, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family 1

Sheldon Maxwell Poff b. November 2, 1914, d. November 17, 1976
Marriage*Pauline Muncy married Sheldon Maxwell Poff, son of Morgan Orestes Poff and Lydia Alice "Alice" Wilson, on December 23, 1939 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,7 
Divorce* Pauline Muncy and Sheldon Maxwell Poff were divorced on December 4, 1961 at Roanoke, Virginia.8 
Child
  • Dianne Gale Poff1,4,7

Family 2

Vernon Odell Hoback b. November 28, 1914, d. March 18, 1992
Marriage*Pauline Muncy married Vernon Odell Hoback, son of Jacob Shevern "Jake" Hoback and Julie Ann Bower, on July 31, 1964 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,4,7 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vernon Odell Hoback obituary in the Mar 19, 1992 edition.
  2. [S663] Paul D. Craghead, "Floyd Co., VA researcher Paul D. Craghead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005, From papers Paul collected in the Beckner, Holland & Poff vs. Muncy estate suit, Oct 6, 1955.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Pauline Muncy Hoback obituary in the Jan 19, 2011 edition.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  8. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Paul Cleophas Sowder1,2,3,4,5

M, b. October 2, 1924, d. October 3, 2007
FatherClaude Earnest Sowder2,3,4,5,6 b. March 2, 1896, d. May 20, 1934
MotherEssie G. Aldridge2,3,4,5,6 b. June 6, 1898, d. June 27, 1980
     Paul Cleophas Sowder was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 He was born on October 2, 1924 at Virginia.4,7 He married Mary Virginia "Chink" Gearhart, daughter of Maurice Morgan Gearhart and Bertha Ann Branson, on July 12, 1947.5,8,9 Paul Cleophas Sowder died on October 3, 2007 at Virginia at age 83.5 He Paul Cleophas Sowder, 83, beloved husband and father, left his earthly life on October 3, 2007 after a courageous battle with heart disease. He was predeceased by his parents, Claude E. and Essie A. Sowder and his only child, Judith S. Thurman. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Gearhart Sowder; a brother, Emanuel Sowder and his wife, Nancy and a sister, Marcina S. Walker, all of Roanoke. Paul was a graduate of Andrew Lewis High school, a veteran of World War II and retired from Norfolk Western Railroad. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and a special niece, Dorsey Smith Duncan and her husband, Dan of Timberlake, N.C. Graveside services will be held Friday, October 5, 2007, at 1 p.m., at Sherwood Memorial Park, with the Rev. Edward C. Woodard officiating. The family will receive friends on hour prior to services at the Lotz Salem Chapel. on October 4, 2007.5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 257, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia4

Family

Mary Virginia "Chink" Gearhart b. April, 1923, d. December 21, 2009
Marriage*Paul Cleophas Sowder married Mary Virginia "Chink" Gearhart, daughter of Maurice Morgan Gearhart and Bertha Ann Branson, on July 12, 1947.5,8,9 
Child

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Judy Ann Sowder Thurman obituary in the Aug 26, 2004 edition.
  2. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  3. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Paul Cleophas Sowder obituary in the Oct 4, 2007 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Emanuel Francis Sowder obituary in the Apr 9, 2011 edition.
  7. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Gearhart Sowder obituary in the Dec 23, 2009 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sowder 50th anniversary announcement in the Jul 13, 1997 edition.

Emanuel Francis "Sy" Sowder1,2,3,4

M, b. May 12, 1926, d. April 8, 2011
FatherClaude Earnest Sowder1,2,5,6,4 b. March 2, 1896, d. May 20, 1934
MotherEssie G. Aldridge1,2,5,6,4 b. June 6, 1898, d. June 27, 1980
     Emanuel Francis "Sy" Sowder was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 He was born on May 12, 1926 at Virginia.5,7 He married Nancy Mitchell on February 24, 1954 at West Point, King William Co., Virginia.3,8 Emanuel Francis "Sy" Sowder died on April 8, 2011 at Virginia at age 84.4 He Emanuel Francis (Sy) Sowder, 84, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011. Mr. Sowder was a life-long resident of the Roanoke Valley. He graduated from Andrew Lewis High School and Virginia Southern College, and served with the United States Navy during the end of World War II. He was employed for 30 years by Turner Brothers (Highway) Contractors, then worked for Bennett Construction Company and Salem Stone Corporation until his retirement in 2008. A devoted Christian, Mr. Sowder was a life-long member of Oak Grove Church of the Brethren. He spent much of his life compassionately helping others through his church, volunteerism and gifts. He was often recognized for his generous community service including a Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers. Mr. Sowder was predeceased by his parents, Claude E. and Essie A. Sowder; brother, Paul C. Sowder; and his precious wife of 55 years, Nancy M. Sowder. He is survived by a sister, Marcena P. Walker; two sons, Stephen L. and David L. Sowder; daughters-in-law, Diane J. Sowder and Pamela C. Sowder; grandchildren, David Adam Sowder, Stephanie K. Sowder and Kaye Lynn Sowder; nephew, Ronald Phennicie and his wife, Evelyn. The family would like to acknowledge the dedicated and skillful care by the RMH Neurological Unit, Raleigh Court Healthcare, Emeritus Roanoke, and especially the ladies with Sitter Solutions. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 10, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 11, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, 2138 McVitty Road, Roanoke. Pastor Ed Woodard will officiate. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Sowder suggested a gift to the Oak Grove Church of the Brethren. on April 9, 2011.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 257, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia5

Family

Nancy Mitchell b. November 11, 1931, d. June 23, 2009
Marriage*Emanuel Francis "Sy" Sowder married Nancy Mitchell on February 24, 1954 at West Point, King William Co., Virginia.3,8 
Children
  • David L. Sowder3,8,4
  • Stephen L. Sowder3,8,4

Citations

  1. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  2. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nancy Mitchell Sowder obituary in the Jun 25, 2009 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Emanuel Francis Sowder obituary in the Apr 9, 2011 edition.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Paul Cleophas Sowder obituary in the Oct 4, 2007 edition.
  7. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sowder 50th anniversary announcement in the Mar 14, 2004 edition.

Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Shorter1,2,3

F, b. September 4, 1882, d. October 27, 1945
     Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Shorter was buried at Hatcher-Goodwin-Chapman Family Cemetery, Wabun, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 She was born on September 4, 1882 at Virginia.4,3 She married Sidney Albert Graham, son of John Hamilton "Ham" Graham and Mary Dida Hall, on January 14, 1909 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,3 As of January 14, 1909,her married name was Graham.2 Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Shorter died on October 27, 1945 at age 63.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 75, District 92, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 170, District 128, Raleigh Court Ward, Roanoke, Virginia5
1930Dwelling 269, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia6

Family

Sidney Albert Graham b. July 4, 1881, d. December 30, 1933
Marriage*Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Shorter married Sidney Albert Graham, son of John Hamilton "Ham" Graham and Mary Dida Hall, on January 14, 1909 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18, From her husband's WWI Draft Registration Card.
  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. [S2822] Hatcher-Goodwin-Chapman Family Cemetery, Roanoke Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=thomas&GSfn=curnal&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=36154594&CRid=1996852&df=all&
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Mary Odessa Graham1,2,3

F, b. August 7, 1915, d. February 3, 1978
FatherSidney Albert Graham1,2 b. July 4, 1881, d. December 30, 1933
MotherMary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Shorter1,2 b. September 4, 1882, d. October 27, 1945
     Mary Odessa Graham was buried at East Hill Cemetery, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 Her married name was Wirt.4 She married Clarence E. Wirt.4 Mary Odessa Graham was born on August 7, 1915 at Virginia.1,3 She died on February 3, 1978 at age 62.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 170, District 128, Raleigh Court Ward, Roanoke, Virginia1
1930Dwelling 269, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia2

Family

Clarence E. Wirt b. April 18, 1908, d. January 1, 1948
Marriage*Mary Odessa Graham married Clarence E. Wirt.4 

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. [S2258] East Hill Cemetery, Salem VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=81&GRid=36099422&CRid=50097&df=all&
  4. [S2822] Hatcher-Goodwin-Chapman Family Cemetery, Roanoke Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=thomas&GSfn=curnal&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=36154594&CRid=1996852&df=all&

Elizabeth Marie Poff1,2

F, b. December 25, 1922, d. February 13, 1999
FatherPeter Andrew "Pete" Poff1,3,2 b. July 3, 1884, d. August 16, 1960
MotherBelva Lee Young1,3,2 b. October 26, 1892, d. December 2, 1932
     Elizabeth Marie Poff was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 Her Social Security Number was 228-12-2123.4 She was born on December 25, 1922 at Virginia.4 As of June 3, 1940,her married name was Leedy.2 She married John Harry Leedy Jr. on June 3, 1940 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,5 Elizabeth Marie Poff died on February 13, 1999 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 76.4,3,2 She LEEDY, Marie Poff, 76, of Goodview, passed away Saturday, February 13, 1999 in Roanoke. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Belvia Poff, and by her husband, John Harry Leedy, Jr. She retired as a machine operator from Coca-Cola Company in Roanoke. Marie enjoyed arts, crafts and decorating for every holiday. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by her family and friends because she did it her way! Surviving family include daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Buddy Smoot of Goodview, Belvia Ann and Ellis M. Paris, Jr. of Roanoke, Lucy Pennington of Goodview, Carolyn and David Zimmerman of Roanoke, Cindy and Gary Baum of Goodview; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Joyce Leedy of Marietta, Pa; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 12 noon Tuesday, February 16 at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel, with the Rev. Mark Washington officiating. Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, February 14, and Monday, February 15 at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel.
on February 14, 1999.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 352, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia1

Family

John Harry Leedy Jr. b. August 4, 1918, d. November 4, 1978
Marriage*Elizabeth Marie Poff married John Harry Leedy Jr. on June 3, 1940 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,5 
Children
  • Jimmy "Jim" Leedy3
  • Nancy Carol Leedy3
  • Belvia Ann Leedy3,5
  • Infant Leedy2 b. January 8, 1945, d. January 8, 1945
  • Lucy Amanda Leedy3,5
  • Carolyn Sue Leedy3,5
  • John Harry Leedy III5
  • Cynthia Virginia "Cindy" Leedy3

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Poff Leedy obituary in the Feb 14, 1999 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Raymond Reaves Reed Jr.1,2,3,4,5

M, b. April 27, 1924, d. April 18, 1986
FatherRaymond Reaves Reed2,6,5 b. May 3, 1896, d. June 16, 1973
MotherNora Mae Woodrum2,5 b. October 13, 1893, d. March 17, 1939
     His Social Security Number was 265-26-9761.7 Raymond Reaves Reed Jr. married Evelyn Shepard.8 Raymond Reaves Reed Jr. was born on April 27, 1924 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,7,4 He died on April 18, 1986 at Osceola Co., Florida, at age 61.7,4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 453, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 227, District 53-25, Lakeland, Polk Co., Florida6

Family

Evelyn Shepard
Marriage*Raymond Reaves Reed Jr. married Evelyn Shepard.8 

Citations

  1. [S1130] Phillips, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:483366&id=I1455
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S417] Florida Health Department, Florida Death Index,1877-1998.
  5. [S1799] Orlando Sentinel, From the Robert Hartwell Reed obituary in the May 15, 2009 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.