Charles Edward Slusser Sr.1

M, b. November 30, 1954, d. January 6, 2015
FatherOakey Schoolfield Slusser1 b. December 5, 1899, d. September 28, 1957
MotherEthel Blanche Crawford1 b. April 22, 1914, d. April 20, 1986
     Charles Edward Slusser Sr. married Donna Jean Dowdy.1 Charles Edward Slusser Sr. was born on November 30, 1954.1 He married Donna Marie Herndon on April 14, 1978. Charles Edward Slusser Sr. died on January 6, 2015 at Virginia at age 60.1 He Charles Edward Slusser Sr., of Bedford, was born November 30, 1954, and went to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Charlie was a beloved husband, Dad, PawPaw, brother, and friend. He had a love and passion for driving his dump trucks. He was predeceased by father, Okie Schoolfield Slusser; mother, Ethel Blanche Crawford Slusser Broughman; stepfather, George Broughman; and sister, Sadie Belle Slusser Gusler. He is survived by his wife, "Donna Jean" Dowdy Slusser; children, Marie Slusser, Charles Edward Slusser Jr. and wife, Jamie, and Jared Lee Slusser and wife, Courtney; grandchildren, Rebecca Marie Hyer, Cody James Hyer, Hannah Christine Slusser, Jacob Charles Slusser, and Aedan Lee Slusser; brothers and sisters, Otho "Bud" Slusser and wife, Betty, Rosie Welch and husband, Bobby, Lilly Fisher and husband, Ray, Earl Slusser, Lomax Slusser, Louise Slusser, Jean Slusser Hartman, and James "Jim" Slusser and wife, Trish; and special friends, "Peaches", Mike Anderson, Charlie Alls, and Charles "Horsey" Hunter. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Trinity Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held noon Saturday with the Rev. Vernon DeLong officiating. Food and fellowship will follow the service. A private burial service will be held at a family cemetery in Fincastle. on January 9, 2015.1

Family 1

Donna Jean Dowdy
Marriage*He married Donna Jean Dowdy.1 

Family 2

Donna Marie Herndon
Marriage*Charles Edward Slusser Sr. married Donna Marie Herndon on April 14, 1978. 
Children
  • Marie Slusser1
  • Charles Edward Slusser Jr.1
  • Jared Lee Slusser1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles Edward Slusser, Sr. obituary in the Jan 9, 2015 edition.

Norman Jack Gusler1

M, b. April 17, 1935, d. January 12, 1999
FatherMarvin Gusler1
MotherStella Huffman1,2 b. circa 1916, d. February 25, 2008
     Norman Jack Gusler was buried at Haymakertown Cemetery, Botetourt Co., Virginia.3,1 His Social Security Number was 226-40-1536.4 He married Mary Herron.1,5 Norman Jack Gusler was born on April 17, 1935.4 He married Sadie Bell Slusser, daughter of Oakey Schoolfield Slusser and Ethel Blanche Crawford, on June 4, 1955 at Chesterfield, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina.1 Norman Jack Gusler died on January 12, 1999 at Virginia at age 63.4,1 He GUSLER, Norman Jack, 63, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, January 12, 1999. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sadie Slusser Gusler and one grandson, Steven Gusler. He is survived by his wife, Mary Herron Gusler; his father and mother, Marvin and Stella Huffman Gusler, all of Roanoke; three sons and five daughters, James N. Gusler, Salem, Debra Herron, Roanoke, Betty Gusler, Roanoke, Brenda Blankenship, Paint Bank, Sherman Rucker, Roanoke, Jody Johnston, Troutville, Terry Rucker, and Lori Dalton, both of Roanoke; one sister, Mae Gusler, Roanoke; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 1999 at the Rader Daleville Chapel with the Rev. Burrell Baker officiating. Interment will follow in the Haymakertown Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. on January 13, 1999.1

Family 1

Mary Herron b. February 17, 1937, d. February 16, 2013
Marriage*He married Mary Herron.1,5 

Family 2

Sadie Bell Slusser b. May 24, 1937, d. November 4, 1985
Marriage*Norman Jack Gusler married Sadie Bell Slusser, daughter of Oakey Schoolfield Slusser and Ethel Blanche Crawford, on June 4, 1955 at Chesterfield, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina.1 
Children
  • James Norman Gusler1
  • Debra Anne Gusler
  • Betty Mae Gusler1
  • Brenda Sue Gusler

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Norman Jack Gusler obituary in the Jan 13, 1999 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Stella Huffman Gusler obituary in the Feb 27, 2008 edition.
  3. [S1286] Ruth G. Hale and Dr. Charles Linard Ayers, Haymakertown Cemetery, Botetourt Co., VA.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Herron Rucker Gusler obituary in the Feb 21, 2013 edition.

Tempa T. Patra "Tempy" Conner1,2,3

F, b. February 18, 1877, d. December 29, 1920
FatherJohn Aaron Conner2,1,4,3 b. November 18, 1845, d. July 6, 1910
MotherMary Ellen "Polly" Vest1,2,4,3 b. March 23, 1850, d. December 18, 1930
     Tempa T. Patra "Tempy" Conner was buried at Woodward Cemetery, Sugar Run Road, Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 She was born on February 18, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 She married James Wesley Letcher Woodward, son of James Henry Woodward and Lydia A. Manning, on December 27, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia. As of December 27, 1894,her married name was Woodward. Tempa T. Patra "Tempy" Conner died on December 29, 1920 at Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 43.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 68, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 134, District 17, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 348, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia8

Family

James Wesley Letcher Woodward b. February, 1872, d. November 15, 1954
Marriage*Tempa T. Patra "Tempy" Conner married James Wesley Letcher Woodward, son of James Henry Woodward and Lydia A. Manning, on December 27, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2391] Floyd County Historical Society Cemeteries of Floyd County, VA, online http://floydcountyhistoricalsociety.org/cemeteries/alpha.html
  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. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  10. [S803] Janet Leigh Woodward, "Conner Ancestry (Fred Nathan Woodward)," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jul 1, 2002.

Evelyn Poff1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

F, b. April 3, 1919, d. January 25, 2012
FatherJames Lafayette Poff2,3,4,7,8,10,9,11 b. May 28, 1894, d. October 3, 1978
MotherOcie Adeline Wilson2,3,4,5,7,8,10,12,9,11 b. September 27, 1898, d. February 21, 1984
     Evelyn Poff was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8 She was born on April 3, 1919 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.13,14,8 She married Sheldon Garwood Conner, son of Albert Conner and Ora Adaline "Orrie" Conner, on October 29, 1938 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,6,8 As of October 29, 1938,her married name was Conner. Evelyn Poff married Ernest Nathan Conner, son of William Aaron Conner and Cora F. Poff, after 1946.1,14,5,7,8 Evelyn Poff died on January 25, 2012 at Virginia at age 92.8 She Evelyn Poff Conner, of Roanoke, born on April 3, 1919, was received by our Lord and Savior on January 25, 2012. She was born in Floyd County, the eldest daughter to the late James Lafayette and Ocie Wilson Poff. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her first husband of seven years and the father of her children, Garwood S. Conner; her second husband of 49 years, Ernest N. Conner; son, Clifton W. Conner; brothers, Edmund Poff and wife, Mabel, and Murrie Poff; and brothers-in-law, Namon Vest, Shike King, and Diamond Shortt. She is survived by her son, Charles G. Conner and wife, Wilma, of Troutville; daughter, Margaret C. Jones and husband, Ronald, of Roanoke; grandson, Patrick C. Conner; granddaughters, Rhonda J. Graham and husband, Brad, Janet I. Conner, Tina J. Worley and husband, Patrick, and Teresa Jones; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Blake and Jacob Graham, Megan Worley, and Cathryn Conner. She also has one great-great-grandson, Eric Holden Mabe. Also surviving are her sisters and brothers, Beulah Vest, Colean King, Jaqueline Blackwell and husband, Harvey, Sylvia Shortt, Louise and Dorsey Thompson, Wilson and Audrey Poff, and Shirley and Emma Poff, sisters-in-law, Joyce Poff and Newassa Conner, brother-in-law, E.G. Conner and wife, Shirley, many nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Melvin Poff. Services will be at Oakey's South Chapel on Brambleton Ave. at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2012. The Rev. John Boyles and the Rev. Alan Mason will officiate. Interment will follow in Rest Vale Cemetery, Floyd County. Friends may call at Oakey's South Chapel from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday January 28, 2012. The family would like to give special thanks to Peter and Carla Lewis, friends and former neighbors. They never forgot her birthday or any other special occasion. Also, special thanks to her sister, Sylvia Shortt, who was so faithfull to visit "Mom" often, Dr. Matthew Billups, for your care of our mother, Alan and Myrna, and others at Carilion Hospice, you are so special, and were a great help to our family, and very special thanks to the employees at Emeritus Assisted Living at Ridgewood Gardens. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel. on January 27, 2012.8

Census Records

1920Dwelling 102, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 140, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 29, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia15

Family 1

Sheldon Garwood Conner b. January 16, 1916, d. September 21, 1946
Marriage*Evelyn Poff married Sheldon Garwood Conner, son of Albert Conner and Ora Adaline "Orrie" Conner, on October 29, 1938 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,6,8 
Children

Family 2

Ernest Nathan Conner b. July 20, 1911, d. June 7, 2001
Marriage*Evelyn Poff married Ernest Nathan Conner, son of William Aaron Conner and Cora F. Poff, after 1946.1,14,5,7,8 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ernest Nathan Conner obituary in the Jun 8, 1991 edition.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Ocie Wilson Poff obituary in an undated edition.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the James Lafayette Poff obituary in the Oct 12, 1978 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evelyn Poff Conner obituary in the Jan 27, 2012 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beulah Poff Vest obituary in the Nov 24, 2015 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Colean Poff King obituary in the Nov 20, 2012 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jaqueline Poff Blackwell obituary in the Mar 2, 2016 edition.
  12. [S3614] Fincastle Herald, The, From the Clifton Wayne Conner obituary in the Jul 14, 1983 edition.
  13. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  14. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  15. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  17. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  18. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Beulah Mae Poff1,2,3

F, b. January 27, 1921, d. November 21, 2015
FatherJames Lafayette Poff1,4,5,6,7,8,9 b. May 28, 1894, d. October 3, 1978
MotherOcie Adeline Wilson1,10,4,5,6,7,8,9 b. September 27, 1898, d. February 21, 1984
     Beulah Mae Poff was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8 She was born on January 27, 1921 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.8 She married Namon Reece Vest, son of John Armistead Vest and Eula Mae Akers, on March 8, 1945.11,12,2,3,10,5,8,13 As of March 8, 1945,her married name was Vest. Beulah Mae Poff died on November 21, 2015 at Virginia at age 94.8 She Beulah Poff Vest, 94, of Copper Hill, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Beulah was born on January 27, 1921, in Floyd County, daughter to the late James Lafayette and Ocie Wilson Poff. She attended Crossroads Church for many years.She was preceded in death by her husband, Namon R. Vest; brothers, Edmund Poff and wife, Mabel, and Murrie Poff; sisters, Evelyn Conner and Colean King; and brothers-in-law, Harvey Blackwell, Shike King, and Diamond Shortt.She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte V. Brown and husband, Wayne, of Roanoke; and son, Donnie Jack Vest and wife, Carol, of Copper Hill. Also surviving are her sisters and brothers, Jaqueline Blackwell, Sylvia Shortt, Louise and Dorsey Thompson, Wilson and Audrey Poff, and Shirley and Emma Poff; sister-in-law, Joyce Poff; and many nieces and nephews.Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Oakey's South Chapel on Brambleton Ave. Pastor John Early will officiate. Interment will follow in Rest Vale Cemetery, Floyd County. Friends may call at Oakey's South Chapel from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. The family would like to give special thanks to her sister, Sylvia Shortt, who was so faithful to visit "Mom" often, and also to friends and former neighbors. The family extends special thanks to the many kindnesses shown Beulah by employees and staff at South Roanoke Nursing Home and also Gentle Shepherd Hospice.Flowers are welcome or donations may be made in her honor to Floyd County Fire Department, Station #3, 1710 King Store Road, Check, VA 24072.Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131. on November 24, 2015.8

Census Records

1930Dwelling 140, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 115, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Namon Reece Vest b. August 2, 1910, d. August 1, 1971
Marriage*Beulah Mae Poff married Namon Reece Vest, son of John Armistead Vest and Eula Mae Akers, on March 8, 1945.11,12,2,3,10,5,8,13 
Children

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the James Lafayette Poff obituary in the Oct 12, 1978 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evelyn Poff Conner obituary in the Jan 27, 2012 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Colean Poff King obituary in the Nov 20, 2012 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beulah Poff Vest obituary in the Nov 24, 2015 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jaqueline Poff Blackwell obituary in the Mar 2, 2016 edition.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Ocie Wilson Poff obituary in an undated edition.
  11. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Namon Reece Vest.
  13. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  14. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Donnie Jack Vest obituary in the Sep 10, 2017 edition.

Donald Ray "Donnie" Slusser

M, b. May 4, 1961, d. December 13, 1979
FatherOtho Junior "Bud" Slusser
MotherBetty Jean Elmore
     Donald Ray "Donnie" Slusser was buried at White Church Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Church, Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Virginia. He was born on May 4, 1961. He died on December 13, 1979 at age 18; Died in an auto accident.