Pansy Roseamond Smith1,2

F, b. February 2, 1903, d. August 28, 1995
     Her Social Security Number was 226-92-3118.3 Pansy Roseamond Smith was born on February 2, 1903 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.3,1 She married Herbert McCary Hale, son of Andrew Jackson "Jack" Hale and Elizena Laurena/Louvenna "Eliza" Conner, on January 26, 1933 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,4 As of January 26, 1933,her married name was Hale.2 Pansy Roseamond Smith died on August 28, 1995 at age 92.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 493, District 55-12, Slab Fork, Wyoming Co., West Virginia5

Family

Herbert McCary Hale b. August 14, 1896, d. June 26, 1970
Marriage*Pansy Roseamond Smith married Herbert McCary Hale, son of Andrew Jackson "Jack" Hale and Elizena Laurena/Louvenna "Eliza" Conner, on January 26, 1933 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Hale-Smith marriage record.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5627] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938.
  7. [S593] Daily Press, From the Betty Jo Parker obituary in the Jul 23, 2018 edition.
  8. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Lois Ann Hale obituary in the Oct 24, 1936 edition.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Lois Ann Hale death certificate.
  10. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Charles William Hale obituary in the Aug 18, 2016 edition.

Charles William "Charlie" Hale1,2,3,4

M, b. August 11, 1939, d. August 17, 2016
FatherHerbert McCary Hale1,2,4 b. August 14, 1896, d. June 26, 1970
MotherPansy Roseamond Smith1,2,4 b. February 2, 1903, d. August 28, 1995
     Charles William "Charlie" Hale was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.4 He was born on August 11, 1939 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.4 He married Phyllis Elaine Belcher on August 2, 1963 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.3,4,5 Charles William "Charlie" Hale died on August 17, 2016 at Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., North Carolina, at age 77.4 He BLUEFIELD — Charles William Hale (Charlie) 77, of the Blue Prince Road, (Green Valley) died Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital at Winston-Salem, NC. Born August 11, 1939 in Bluefield, he was the son of the late H. M. Hale & Pansy Smith Hale. Charlie was a graduate of Princeton High School and a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Army. He was a certified Welder most of his life and the owner/operator of Charlie Hale Welding Company for many years. Charlie also taught welding at the Mercer Vocational Technical Center for 37 years. For many years, Charlie was an active member of the Bluefield Rescue Squad and was given a lifetime membership with the Squad. He was a member of the AF & AM Lodge #85 of Bluefield. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Phyllis Elaine Belcher Hale, two sons: Jeffery Scott Hale & fiancée Nancy Hickman, Mark Alan Hale. Two grandchildren, Sarah Catherine Hale & Christopher Michael Hale. Two siblings, H. Jackson Hale & Betty Jo Parker. Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, August 20, 2016 from the Greenview United Methodist Church in Green Valley with Pastor Rick Chester officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton with Masonic AF & AM Lodge #85 of Bluefield will provide graveside rites. on August 18, 2016.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 493, District 55-12, Slab Fork, Wyoming Co., West Virginia1

Family

Phyllis Elaine Belcher b. September 28, 1940, d. October 24, 2019
Marriage*Charles William "Charlie" Hale married Phyllis Elaine Belcher on August 2, 1963 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.3,4,5 
Children
  • Jeffery Scott Hale4,5
  • Mark Alan Hale4,5

Citations

  1. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S593] Daily Press, From the Betty Jo Parker obituary in the Jul 23, 2018 edition.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Hale-Belcher marriage record.
  4. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Charles William Hale obituary in the Aug 18, 2016 edition.
  5. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Phyllis Elaine Belcher Hale obituary in the Oct 26, 2019 edition.

Betty Jo Hale1

F, b. July 30, 1934, d. July 22, 2018
FatherHerbert McCary Hale2,3,4 b. August 14, 1896, d. June 26, 1970
MotherPansy Roseamond Smith2,3,4 b. February 2, 1903, d. August 28, 1995
     Betty Jo Hale was born on July 30, 1934 at Itmann, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.1,3,4 As of August 18, 1962,her married name was Parker.1 She married McIvor Lemuel Parker Jr. on August 18, 1962 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,4 Betty Jo Hale died on July 22, 2018 at Williamsburg, James City Co., Virginia, at age 83.4 She Williamsburg - Betty Jo Parker passed away July 22, 2018 at the Williamsburg Hospice House at the age of 83. Betty Jo was born on July 30, 1934 at Itmann, West Virginia as the first daughter of Hubbert M. and Pansy Smith Hale. She grew up in Princeton, West Virginia. She graduated from Princeton High School and attended Bluefield Business College. She worked as a teller, bookkeeper and Secretary to the President of the Princeton Bank and Trust Company. She was married on August 18, 1962 to Mclvor L. Parker, Jr. of Arlington, Virginia. They moved to Falls Church, Virginia and subsequently they moved to Springfield, Virginia and lived there for 30 years. During those years, they enjoyed Square Dancing and numerous vacations to various parts of the United States. Betty Jo was very talented at various crafts and pursued many craft projects. Over the years, they visited Colonial Williamsburg many times and upon retirement, they moved here. Betty Jo was deeply involved with the Woman's Club of Williamsburg GFWC while continuing to pursue many craft projects. Betty Jo was predeceased by her father, mother, sister Lois Ann and brother Charles. She is survived by her husband, Mclvor, and brother Jack Hale of Alexandria, Virginia. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 25th from 3-5pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188. A private burial will be held on July 23, 2018.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 493, District 55-12, Slab Fork, Wyoming Co., West Virginia2

Family

McIvor Lemuel Parker Jr.
Marriage*Betty Jo Hale married McIvor Lemuel Parker Jr. on August 18, 1962 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,4 

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Parker-Hale marriage record.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5627] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938.
  4. [S593] Daily Press, From the Betty Jo Parker obituary in the Jul 23, 2018 edition.

Mary Frances Lawrence1,2

F, b. January 7, 1874, d. June 28, 1942
FatherWilliam B. Lawrence3,2 b. January 16, 1843, d. June 7, 1925
MotherSarah Adelaine "Addie" Richards3,2 b. February 19, 1848, d. June 27, 1927
     Mary Frances Lawrence 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 January 7, 1874 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1,3,2 She married Fleming Jacob Valentine Poff, son of Peter Riley Poff III and Mary Ann "Polly" Conner, on August 21, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 As of August 21, 1892,her married name was Poff. As of May 22, 1926,her married name was Griffith.2 Mary Frances Lawrence married William Henry Griffith on May 22, 1926 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 Mary Frances Lawrence died on June 28, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 68.4

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1900Dwelling 28, District 75, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 367, District 133, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 320, District 29, Roanoke, Virginia8
1930Dwelling 607, District 3, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia9

Family 1

Fleming Jacob Valentine Poff b. February 28, 1865, d. February 8, 1919
Marriage*Mary Frances Lawrence married Fleming Jacob Valentine Poff, son of Peter Riley Poff III and Mary Ann "Polly" Conner, on August 21, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Family 2

William Henry Griffith b. circa 1871
Marriage*Mary Frances Lawrence married William Henry Griffith on May 22, 1926 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 

Citations

  1. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [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
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S686] Roanoke World News, From the F. J. V. Poff obituary in the Feb 11, 1919 edition.

Greenville Tuggle "Green" Poff1,2,3

M, b. February 20, 1870, d. January 27, 1962
FatherPeter Riley Poff III2,4,5,6 b. circa 1824, d. circa 1893
MotherMary Ann "Polly" Conner2,4,5,6 b. circa 1826
     Greenville Tuggle "Green" Poff was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.7 He was born on February 20, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6 He married Lizenie Alice Hale, daughter of Jeremiah Lee "Jerry" Hale and Hannah Alice Carr, on June 13, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,8 Greenville Tuggle "Green" Poff died on January 27, 1962 at age 91.

Census Records

1870Dwelling 146, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1880Dwelling 445, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1900Dwelling 53, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1910Dwelling 166, District 106, Jefferson Ward, Roanoke, Virginia11
1920Dwelling 518, District 22, Roanoke, Virginia12
1930Dwelling 310, District 29, Roanoke, Virginia13
1940Dwelling 115, District 119-33, Roanoke, Virginia14

Occupation

1900Farmer10
1910Railroad shop car builder11
1920Railroad shop car repairer12
1930Railroad shop car repairer13
1940Steam railway laborer14

Family

Lizenie Alice Hale b. December 1, 1868, d. December 27, 1943
Marriage*Greenville Tuggle "Green" Poff married Lizenie Alice Hale, daughter of Jeremiah Lee "Jerry" Hale and Hannah Alice Carr, on June 13, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S193] Michael Lamka - grandson, "Clyde Arthur Poff," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 20, 2003.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [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
  7. [S1521] The Fair View Group, online http://www.thefairviewgroup.org/index.shtml
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  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. [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. [S2720] Roanoke City VA Archives - Fairview Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/

Alverta Mae "Bertie" Aldridge1,2

F, b. July 6, 1923, d. September 25, 1997
FatherRexie Maynard "Rex" Aldridge3,4,5,6,2,7 b. April 29, 1903, d. March 9, 1973
MotherWillie Catherine Hill3,4,5,6,2,7 b. July 29, 1903, d. October 4, 1988
     Alverta Mae "Bertie" Aldridge was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, 1300 Mountain View Road, Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 Her Social Security Number was 224-14-1059.8 She married William Vance.9 Her married name was Vance. Alverta Mae "Bertie" Aldridge was born on July 6, 1923 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,2 As of November 6, 1946,her married name was Basham.2 She married Robert Grayson Basham on November 6, 1946 at Campbell Co., Virginia.2 Alverta Mae "Bertie" Aldridge died on September 25, 1997 at Maryland at age 74.1,8 She VANCE, Alverta Mae Aldridge, 74, of Bel Air, Md., died Thursday, September 25, 1997. She is survived by a son, Donald R. Basham of Bel Air, Md; a daughter, Patricia A. Bateman of Mechanicsville, Va; brothers, Wink Aldridge of Roanoke, Va., and Vernon Aldridge of Tempe, Ariz; sisters, DeAnne Custer and Lorene Trent of Roanoke, Va., and Anita Miller of Columbia, S.C., and grandchildren, Michael Basham, Amy Basham, Donald Bateman and Danielle Bateman. The service will be held at Lotz Vinton Chapel at 12 noon Monday, September 29, 1997. The Rev. Don E. McCaskill will officiate. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements by Lotz Vinton Chapel on September 28, 1997.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 157, District 2, Roanoke, Virginia5
1940Dwelling 360, District 81-27, South Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia7

Family 1

William Vance
Marriage*Alverta Mae "Bertie" Aldridge married William Vance.9 

Family 2

Robert Grayson Basham b. December 2, 1924, d. September 2, 1970
Marriage*Alverta Mae "Bertie" Aldridge married Robert Grayson Basham on November 6, 1946 at Campbell Co., Virginia.2 
Children
  • Donald R. Basham1
  • Patricia A. Basham1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alverta Mae Aldridge Vance obituary in the Sep 28, 1997 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alfred Lee Aldridge obituary in the Sep 30, 1996 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Catherine Lorene Aldridge obituary in the May 8, 2006 edition.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Winfred Aldridge obituary in the Mar 13, 2008 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.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Rexie Maynard Aldridge.

Dorothy Aberdeen "Deenie" Aldridge1,2,3

F, b. July 30, 1924
FatherRexie Maynard "Rex" Aldridge4,1,5,6,7 b. April 29, 1903, d. March 9, 1973
MotherWillie Catherine Hill4,1,5,6,7 b. July 29, 1903, d. October 4, 1988
     Dorothy Aberdeen "Deenie" Aldridge married Joseph Louis Custer.2 Her married name was Custer. Dorothy Aberdeen "Deenie" Aldridge was born on July 30, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 157, District 2, Roanoke, Virginia5
1940Dwelling 360, District 81-27, South Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia7

Family

Joseph Louis Custer b. February 14, 1919, d. October 6, 1997
Marriage*Dorothy Aberdeen "Deenie" Aldridge married Joseph Louis Custer.2 
Children
  • Katrina Lynn "Trina" Custer2,8
  • Joseph Louis Custer Jr.2,8

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Catherine Lorene Aldridge obituary in the May 8, 2006 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joseph Louis Custer obituary in the Oct 7, 1997 edition.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alfred Lee Aldridge obituary in the Sep 30, 1996 edition.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Winfred Aldridge obituary in the Mar 13, 2008 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Bobby Ray Aldridge1,2,3,4

M, b. September 22, 1935, d. January 17, 2016
FatherVelmer Dewey "Slim" Aldridge1,2,5,4 b. April 26, 1910, d. February 26, 1983
MotherMary Mattie Smith1,2,5,4 b. August 9, 1906, d. April, 1979
     Bobby Ray Aldridge was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.4 He was born on September 22, 1935 at Virginia.5,6 He married Sylvia Geraldine "Gerry" Shively on June 21, 1958.1,3,7,4 Bobby Ray Aldridge died on January 17, 2016 at Virginia at age 80.4 He Bobby Ray Aldridge, 80, of Roanoke, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 17, 2016. A loyal husband, dedicated father and grandfather, and faithful friend, he left this earth surrounded by his family. He truly began living as he stepped into eternity to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and be reunited with the love of his life, Gerry, his wife of 57 years. Bobby's parents, Velmer and Mattie Aldridge, were farmers in Floyd, Virginia. As a young man, he left Floyd to begin a career as a commercial driver. In his early twenties, he was introduced to a beautiful, Godly woman named Sylvia Geraldine Shively. He was immediately smitten, and although she was seeing someone else at the time, he knew he had found his soul mate. They truly experienced a Nicholas Spark's "Notebook" romance. Bobby and Gerry wed in 1958, and moved to Roanoke, Virginia. Eight months later, he was drafted into the Army and served in the Korean War where he drove a truck to transport military supplies. Following discharge, he continued to drive professionally and earned a reputation as a conscientious, trusted driver, and his career included employment at Roanoke Mills, Mason and Dixon, Preston Truck Lines, and following retirement, Abbott Bus Lines. He also enjoyed driving a shuttle bus to transport Carilion Clinic employees for a few years. In the early 1960s, Bobby became a member of New Life Christian Ministries (formerly, First Pentecostal Holiness Church). Throughout the years, Bobby served in many capacities, including board member, head usher, director of men's ministries, and bus driver. He and Gerry lived to serve others, and were an integral part of this body of believers. Even in his latter years when essential tremors limited his ability to actively serve, he continued to inspire with his positive outlook, grateful attitude, and genuine love and concern for others. His church family stood with him during his health challenges and loss of his wife, and continually buoyed his faith. Through the past five decades, he was blessed to experience the friendships of some of the finest people to ever walk this earth. Bobby was also a member of the Teamster's Local 171 where he was privileged to know "salt of the earth" men and women. He cherished the lasting friendships he made throughout his driving years, and appreciated the support shown by his colleagues who often provided transportation to union meetings and regularly held "solve the world's problems" meetings at Hardee's and K&W. He was known for his love of coffee, Krispy Kreme donuts, and reading the local newspaper. He was also a sports enthusiast and remained current on collegiate and professional players and games. As a professional driver, he also held a special place in his heart for NASCAR. Bobby lived out his faith and values in a real, tangible way. He was consistent in his walk with the Lord, and exemplified a life of pursuing God. Every day, even when it was difficult to hold a book and turn the pages, he would say, "I need to read my Bible today." He truly loved the Lord with all of his heart, and it was amazing to his family how people were drawn to him. He left a tremendous legacy of faith to his children and grandchildren. Surviving are his children, Sharon (Aldridge) Parker, and her husband, Glenn, John Aldridge, and his wife, Kathy; grandchildren, Brooke Parker, Alex and Jordyn (Woods) Parker, Jackson Aldridge, Abigail Aldridge and Amelia Aldridge; brother, Bill Aldridge, and wife, Margaret, of Tarboro, N.C; brothers-in-law, Richard Shively, and wife, Karen, of Rocky Mount, Virginia, and, Johnny Shively, and wife, Beth, of Ferrum, Virginia. He is also survived by several cousins; nieces; and nephews. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home in Roanoke, Virginia. The funeral be conducted at New Life Christian Ministries, 5745 Airport Road, Roanoke, on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at noon with the Rev. Walter L. Wood, the Rev. Elwood Rakes, and the Rev Tony Atkinson officiating. A committal service will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Life Center Ministries Africa. Please contact New Life Christian Ministries at 540-563-4989 or www.newlifecm.org. Special thanks to the physicians and staff of the CRMH Palliative Care Unit. Your attentive, compassionate care provided to our father and family will forever be cherished. on January 18, 2016.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 11, Enumeration District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Sylvia Geraldine "Gerry" Shively b. October 28, 1936, d. April 4, 2015
Marriage*Bobby Ray Aldridge married Sylvia Geraldine "Gerry" Shively on June 21, 1958.1,3,7,4 
Children
  • Sharon Aldridge3,7,4
  • John Aldridge3,7,4

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harry Oliver Aldridge obituary in the Jan 22, 1998 edition.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Mary Mattie Aldridge obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Aldridge 50th wedding anniversary announcement in the Jul 6, 2008 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bobby Ray Aldridge obituary in the Jan 18, 2016 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geraldine S. Aldridge obituary in the Apr 6, 2015 edition.

Earl Wayne Aldridge1

M, b. March 28, 1952, d. May 5, 2018
FatherWellington Arlington "Willie" Aldridge2,3,4 b. October 27, 1918, d. October 31, 2006
MotherEva Charlene Willis3,4
     Earl Wayne Aldridge was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He was born on March 28, 1952 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Cathy Marie Gallimore on July 17, 1972 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 Earl Wayne Aldridge died on May 5, 2018 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 66.4 He Earl Aldridge, 66, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at approximately 12:15 a.m. at his home in Pilot, Va. He was the husband of Cathy Gallimore Aldridge. They shared 45 years of marriage together. Born in Montgomery County, he was the son of Willie and Eva Aldridge. He worked in the entertainment business for approximately 40 years, where he enjoyed providing entertainment for others and meeting many new people. He enjoyed social gatherings with family and friends, and never missed a sporting event with his boys. Earl will be remembered for his sense of humor, loving heart, willingness to serve others, and endless kindness to everyone with whom he came in contact. He is survived by his mother, Eva Aldridge; sister, Joyce (Kenneth) Bare; and brother, Bill Aldridge; niece, Kimberly (Terry) Wallace; nephew, Timothy Bare. He is also survived by his wife Cathy; sons, Chad and Landon; daughters-in-law, Tiffany and Elizabeth; granddaughters, Megan, Grace, Madeline and Reagan; mother-in-law, Irene Gallimore; and also by his brothers and sisters-in-law. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Floyd County Rescue Squad and Haven's Chapel in Terry's Fork. The visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd, Va. from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 The burial will take place at Restvale Cemetery, 7311 Floyd Hwy. N., Copper Hill, VA at 11 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, 409 Ridgeview Rd, Floyd, VA with Pastor Darren Landon and Pastor Stanley Hawkins officiating. A meal will follow the service at the church for family and friends. on May 7, 2018.4

Family

Cathy Marie Gallimore
Marriage*He married Cathy Marie Gallimore on July 17, 1972 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 
Children
  • Chad Anthony Aldridge4
  • Landon Wayne Aldridge4

Citations

  1. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  2. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Willie Arlington Aldridge obituary in the Nov 2, 2006 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Earl Aldridge obituary in the May 7, 2018 edition.

Charles Ballard "Ballard" Poff1,2,3,4,5

M, b. June 30, 1859, d. April 6, 1929
FatherIsaac Poff3,6,7,8,5 b. October 15, 1833, d. November 15, 1891
MotherRuth Lucy "Ruthie" Gray3,7,6,8,5 b. January 28, 1835, d. November 27, 1925
     Charles Ballard "Ballard" Poff was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on June 30, 1859 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His death certificate has an impossible birth year of 1863.3,9,5 He married Elmira Isabelle Conner, daughter of Andrew James "Andy" Conner and Mary Ann Furrow, on December 23, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,5 Charles Ballard "Ballard" Poff died on April 6, 1929 at Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 69.1,5

Census Records

1860Dwelling 492, Simpsons, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1870Dwelling 176, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1880Dwelling 368, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 143, District 31, Maggodee, Franklin Co., Virginia11
1910Dwelling 40, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 168, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1880Farm laborer8
1900Farmer11
1910Farmer4
1920Farmer12

Family

Elmira Isabelle Conner b. July 17, 1869, d. August 13, 1949
Marriage*Charles Ballard "Ballard" Poff married Elmira Isabelle Conner, daughter of Andrew James "Andy" Conner and Mary Ann Furrow, on December 23, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  10. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  13. [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
  14. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From Lula Christian obituary in the Apr 27, 1935 edition.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Lula Christain death certificate.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Christain-Poff marriage record.
  18. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Sheldon David Aldridge1,2,3

M, b. January 18, 1943, d. December 17, 2017
FatherBure Comrade Aldridge4,5,6,2,3 b. March 12, 1921, d. November 13, 2009
MotherVirginia Frances Willis4,5,6,2,3 b. May 4, 1919, d. April 22, 2013
     Sheldon David Aldridge was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, 1300 Mountain View Road, Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 He was born on January 18, 1943 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He married Martha Lee Johnson on October 6, 1961 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,3 Sheldon David Aldridge died on December 17, 2017 at Virginia at age 74.2 He Sheldon David Aldridge, 74, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017, after his 10-year battle with lung disease. He was born on January 18, 1943, in Check, Va., to the late Bure and Virginia Aldridge. Sheldon was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Martha J. Aldridge; daughter-in-law, Brenda Goff Aldridge; great-granddaughter, Scarlett Aldridge; brother, Charles Aldridge; brothers-in-law, George Woolridge and Dickie Johnson; and several aunts and uncles. He was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother and friend. Sheldon loved his family, friends, classic cars, good comedy movies, country music and dancing. He retired from Fred Whitaker Corporation; worked 23 years at Eaton Corporation. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Rebecca Gregson; two sons, Ronnie Aldridge; loving son-in-law, Joe Gregson; former daughter-in-law, Tammie Aldridge; 10 grandchildren, Rebecca Knight (Daniel), Ethan Waldron, Dale Goff, Todd, Wade and Tim Aldridge; seven great-grandchildren, Taylor, Brendhan and Brayden Knight, Anna, Priscilla and Shawn Aldridge; brother, Dennis Aldridge (Margaret); sisters, Mary Woolridge, Nelda Wray (Barry), Shirley Aldridge, and Donna Hall (Claude); sister-in-law, Peggy Aldridge; brother-in-law, Larry R. Johnson; uncle, Marvin Aldridge; aunt, Eva Aldridge; and many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton. on December 21, 2017.2

Family

Martha Lee Johnson b. March 29, 1944, d. November 13, 1997
Marriage*He married Martha Lee Johnson on October 6, 1961 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,3 
Children
  • Richard David Aldridge1,3
  • Ronnie Dale Aldridge1,2
  • Rebecca Dawn Aldridge1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Martha Johnson Aldridge obituary in the Nov 15, 1997 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sheldon David Aldridge obituary in the Dec 21, 2017 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bure C. Aldridge obituary in the Nov 14, 2009 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virginia Willis Aldridge obituary in the Apr 24, 2013 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles Bure Aldridge, Sr. obituary in the Dec 14, 2017 edition.

Charles Bure Aldridge Sr.1

M, b. April 1, 1946, d. December 12, 2017
FatherBure Comrade Aldridge2,3,1,4 b. March 12, 1921, d. November 13, 2009
MotherVirginia Frances Willis2,3,1,4 b. May 4, 1919, d. April 22, 2013
     Charles Bure Aldridge Sr. was born on April 1, 1946 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,5 He married Peggy Cornelia Young on February 19, 1965 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 Charles Bure Aldridge Sr. died on December 12, 2017 at Virginia at age 71.1 He Heaven gained a precious soul on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, our father, husband, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, Charles Bure Aldridge Sr. of Salem, Va. He was born on April 1, 1946. Charles was a role model to many throughout his life. He touched all with his graciousness and assistance. Charles was most proud of his career as a Volunteer Firefighter of 16 years, retiring as Chief of Floyd County Station 3. He loved the field of construction following in the steps of his father. Charles worked many years at Charles R. Simpson, Inc., before retiring from City of Salem Building Inspectors Office. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bure and Virginia Aldridge; and in-laws, Roy and Gertrude Young. Charles leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Peggy Aldridge; children, Charles Jr. (Tammy), Sheila and Travis; brothers and sisters, Mary, Sheldon, Dennis (Margaret), Nelda (Barry), Shirley and Donna (Claude); five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Charles also shared a very close special relationship with extended family on both his and Peggy's side. The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Oakey's South Chapel. Funeral Services will follow at 3 p.m. on Saturday with Philip Johnston officiating. Arrangement by Oakey's South Chapel. on December 14, 2017.1

Family

Peggy Cornelia Young
Marriage*He married Peggy Cornelia Young on February 19, 1965 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 
Children
  • Shelia Annette Aldridge1
  • Charles Bure Aldridge Jr.3,1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles Bure Aldridge, Sr. obituary in the Dec 14, 2017 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bure C. Aldridge obituary in the Nov 14, 2009 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virginia Willis Aldridge obituary in the Apr 24, 2013 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sheldon David Aldridge obituary in the Dec 21, 2017 edition.
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Edward Lee Willis1,2,3,4,5

M, b. October 15, 1941, d. March 3, 2015
FatherRobert Edward Willis1,2,3,4,6 b. September 4, 1917, d. November 4, 2002
MotherErcell Aldridge1,3,4,6 b. April 12, 1923, d. February 10, 2005
     Edward Lee Willis was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He was born on October 15, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 He married Joyce Marlene Perdue, daughter of Wilton Charles "Ballard" Perdue and Annie Belle Wilson, on July 15, 1966 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 Edward Lee Willis and Joyce Marlene Perdue were divorced on November 30, 1998 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,5 Edward Lee Willis died on March 3, 2015 at Virginia at age 73.4 He Edward Lee Willis, 73, of Roanoke, found peace with the Lord on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. "Ed" was the eldest son of Robert Edward Willis and Ercell Aldridge Willis. Edward is survived by his former wife, Joyce Perdue Willis, and three children, Marlene Bergin, husband, Larry and grandson, Lukas; Joann Willis and fiancé, Brian Lindholm, Jonathan Willis wife, Amy, and soon -to-be born second grandson, Willis! Edward also leaves behind three brothers and three sisters, Gerald, Richard and wife, Dana, Jack and wife, Dottie, Pauline Stover, Kathleen Conner and Eloise Green, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. Ed grew up in Check, Va. and left high school early to follow in the footsteps of his father, a United States Army World War II veteran. Edward served his country in the Air Force before working for Norfolk Southern Corporation for 36 years and retiring as Yardmaster. His son, Jonathan, served in the United States Navy and is a Naval Academy graduate. Special thanks are expressed to Linda and the rest of the staff at Woodhaven Nursing Home and with Southern Care Hospice, who treated Ed with exceptional kindness and compassion in his final years and days, and to unofficial "adopted" daughters, Janet Nichols and Patricia Whittaker, who cared for Ed with much humor and warmth. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road by the Rev. Stephen Shackelford. Interment will follow in Restvale Cemetery, Copper Hill. The Willis family will welcome all friends from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until service time. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Solid Rock Baptist Church 7464 Old Mill Road Roanoke, Va. 24018. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home, 540-366-0707 on March 5, 2015.4

Occupation

1966Norfolk & Western Railroad worker1

Family

Joyce Marlene Perdue
Marriage*Edward Lee Willis married Joyce Marlene Perdue, daughter of Wilton Charles "Ballard" Perdue and Annie Belle Wilson, on July 15, 1966 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 
Divorce* Edward Lee Willis and Joyce Marlene Perdue were divorced on November 30, 1998 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,5 
Children
  • Marlene Willis4
  • Joann Willis4
  • Jonathan Willis4

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Edward Willis obituary in the Nov 7, 2002 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ercell Aldridge Willis obituary in the Feb 11, 2005 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edward Lee Willis obituary in the Mar 5, 2015 edition.
  5. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Pauline Gay Willis Stover obituary in the Aug 19, 2015 edition.
  7. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.

Lizenie Alice Hale1,2,3

F, b. December 1, 1868, d. December 27, 1943
FatherJeremiah Lee "Jerry" Hale4,1,3 b. September 27, 1847, d. July 21, 1921
MotherHannah Alice Carr4,1,3 b. July 28, 1842, d. March 20, 1914
     Lizenie Alice Hale was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.5,2,3 She was born on December 1, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,3 She married Greenville Tuggle "Green" Poff, son of Peter Riley Poff III and Mary Ann "Polly" Conner, on June 13, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 As of June 13, 1889,her married name was Poff. Lizenie Alice Hale died on December 27, 1943 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 75.2,3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 58, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 53, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 166, District 106, Jefferson Ward, Roanoke, Virginia8
1920Dwelling 518, District 22, Roanoke, Virginia9
1930Dwelling 310, District 29, Roanoke, Virginia10
1940Dwelling 115, District 119-33, Roanoke, Virginia11

Family

Greenville Tuggle "Green" Poff b. February 20, 1870, d. January 27, 1962
Marriage*Lizenie Alice Hale married Greenville Tuggle "Green" Poff, son of Peter Riley Poff III and Mary Ann "Polly" Conner, on June 13, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2720] Roanoke City VA Archives - Fairview Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S1521] The Fair View Group, online http://www.thefairviewgroup.org/index.shtml
  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. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [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
  14. [S193] Michael Lamka - grandson, "Clyde Arthur Poff," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 20, 2003.