Hannie Elizabeth Beckner1

F, b. November 9, 1888, d. December 22, 1973
     Hannie Elizabeth Beckner was buried at Crowder Cemetery, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.2 Her Social Security Number was 223-38-9320.3 Her married name was Pendleton. She was born on November 9, 1888 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1,2,3 She married John M. Pendleton Jr. on June 15, 1912 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.1 Hannie Elizabeth Beckner died on December 22, 1973 at age 85.2

Family

John M. Pendleton Jr. b. May 30, 1889, d. May 1, 1937
Marriage*She married John M. Pendleton Jr. on June 15, 1912 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S26] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1911-1938.
  2. [S367] Ruth G. Hale, Crowder Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Esther P. Elmore obituary in the Nov 23, 2004 edition.

Robert Stanley Paxton1,2,3

M, b. November 10, 1901, d. January 8, 1975
FatherJohn David Monroe Paxton1,2,4,5 b. March 11, 1870, d. May 20, 1943
MotherNancy Jane "Nannie" Craft1,2,4,5 b. February 2, 1870, d. February 2, 1958
     His Social Security Number was 230-03-8565.6 Robert Stanley Paxton was buried at Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rt. 606, Barbours Creek, Craig Co., Virginia.7 His name was legally changed to R. W. Paxton.3 He married Lila Emma Reynolds.7 Robert Stanley Paxton was born on November 10, 1901 at Montrose Co., Colorado.6,3 He died on January 8, 1975 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 73.6,3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 180, District 113, Maple Grove, Montrose Co., Colorado1
1920Dwelling 143, District 82, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 246, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 282, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1920Farm laborer2
1930Wood laborer4
1940Farm laborer5

Family

Lila Emma Reynolds b. 1912, d. March 6, 1989
Marriage*Robert Stanley Paxton married Lila Emma Reynolds.7 

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1278] Trounce, online http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1619835&id=I06394
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S370] Ruth G. Hale, Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.

Della Mae Paxton1,2

F, b. November 14, 1902, d. August 14, 1993
FatherJohn David Monroe Paxton3,4,5,6 b. March 11, 1870, d. May 20, 1943
MotherNancy Jane "Nannie" Craft3,4,5,6 b. February 2, 1870, d. February 2, 1958
     Della Mae Paxton was buried at West View Cemetery, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.1,2 Her Social Security Number was 229-03-8882.7 She was born on November 14, 1902 at Colorado.7,3 She died on August 14, 1993 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 90.1,2,7 She PAXTON, Della Mae, 90, of New Castle, died Saturday, August 14, 1993 in a Roanoke nursing home. She is survived by five nephews and four nieces. Funeral services 2 p.m Tuesday at Boitnott Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boitnott Funeral Homes. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Craig Co. Rescue Squad or Gideon Memorial Bibles. on August 16, 1993.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 180, District 113, Maple Grove, Montrose Co., Colorado3
1920Dwelling 143, District 82, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 246, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 282, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930School teacher5
1940Historical researcher6

Citations

  1. [S1254] Ruth G. Hale, West View Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Della Mae Paxton obituary in the Aug 16, 1993 edition.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  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.

Ernest Nathan Conner1

M, b. July 20, 1911, d. June 7, 2001
FatherWilliam Aaron Conner2,3,4,5,6 b. July 27, 1870, d. March 24, 1958
MotherCora F. Poff2,3,4,5,6 b. November 16, 1890, d. February 24, 1974
     Ernest Nathan Conner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 His Social Security Number was 227-09-0893.8 He was born on July 20, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,7 He married Kate DeWitt, daughter of Samuel Zachariah "S. Z." DeWitt and Maggie Florence Vest, on December 12, 1942 at Tazewell, Tazewell Co., Virginia.9 Ernest Nathan Conner and Kate DeWitt were divorced on February 10, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.10 Ernest Nathan Conner married Evelyn Poff, daughter of James Lafayette Poff and Ocie Adeline Wilson, after 1946.1,11,12,13,14 Ernest Nathan Conner died on June 7, 2001 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 89.8,1 He CONNER, Ernest Nathan, 89, of Copper Hill, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2001 at his home. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Clifton Conner. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Poff Conner of Copper Hill; stepdaughter and husband, Margaret and Ronald Jones of Roanoke; stepson and wife, Charles and Willma Conner of Troutville; grandchildren, Patrick Conner, Rhonda Graham, Janet Conner, Tina Jones and Teresa Jones; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Blake and Jacob Graham; brother and sister-in-law, Rufus and Newassa Conner of Roanoke; sisters and brother-in-law, Edith and Arvil Sloan of Goodview, Doris Gilliam of Kingsport, Tenn; sisters-in-law and husbands, Beulah Vest, Colean King, Jacqueline and Harvey Blackwell, Sylvia Shortt, Louise and Dorsey Thompson; brothers-in-law and wives, Murray and Joyce Poff, Wilson and Audrey Poff, Shirley and Emma Poff; many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2001 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd with Rev. Clayton Riggs officiating. Burial will be in Restvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Maberry Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Apple Ridge Farm, Copper Hill, Va. 24079. Special thanks to Carilion Hospice nurses. on June 8, 2001.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 157, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 235, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Farm laborer5
1940Dwelling 62, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930Farm laborer5
1940Huckster truck driver6

Family 1

Kate DeWitt b. circa 1913
Marriage*Ernest Nathan Conner married Kate DeWitt, daughter of Samuel Zachariah "S. Z." DeWitt and Maggie Florence Vest, on December 12, 1942 at Tazewell, Tazewell Co., Virginia.9 
Divorce* Ernest Nathan Conner and Kate DeWitt were divorced on February 10, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.10 

Family 2

Evelyn Poff b. April 3, 1919, d. January 25, 2012
Marriage*Ernest Nathan Conner married Evelyn Poff, daughter of James Lafayette Poff and Ocie Adeline Wilson, after 1946.1,11,12,13,14 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ernest Nathan Conner obituary in the Jun 8, 1991 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rufus Armor Conner obituary in the Feb 21, 2005 edition.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Cora Poff Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  11. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  12. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Ocie Wilson Poff obituary in an undated edition.
  13. [S116] Floyd Press, From the James Lafayette Poff obituary in the Oct 12, 1978 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evelyn Poff Conner obituary in the Jan 27, 2012 edition.

Thurman Dale "Tump" Ruble1,2,3,4

M, b. June 28, 1926, d. November 25, 2010
FatherTerry Virgil Ruble5,1,6,2,7 b. July 23, 1887, d. February 9, 1967
MotherLeota Ethel Caldwell5,1,6,2,7 b. November 2, 1892, d. May 14, 1983
     Thurman Dale "Tump" Ruble was buried at Huffman Memorial Park (also known as Chestnut Grove Church Cemetery), above the fish hatchery, Rt. 42, Craig Co., Virginia.2 He was born on June 28, 1926 at Craig Co., Virginia.1,8,3 He married Edith Jane Ferrel, daughter of Albert Martin Ferrel and Ressie M. Paxton, on December 21, 1957 at Craig Co., Virginia.1,9,10,2 Thurman Dale "Tump" Ruble died on November 25, 2010 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 84.8,2,4 He Thurman Dale (Tump) Ruble, 84, of New Castle, Va., followed the dove home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 25, 2010. He retired from Continental Telephone Service in 1982 after 33 years service. He grew up in the Chestnut Grove Christian Church and later transferred his membership to the New Castle Christian Church where he was a member of the Board of Trustees. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Edith Ferrel Ruble; father and mother, Terry and Lottie Ruble; twin brother, Ashby Gale Ruble; and brother, Elmer J. Ruble. He is survived by daughters, Sandra J. Ruble, and Linda R. Reynolds and husband, Raymond; sister, Ida Mae Wallace; nephew, Chester Wallace; niece, Esther Wallace; and special caregiver, Della Meadows. Graveside Services will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2010, at Huffman Memorial Park with Dr. Ernie Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at Paitsel Funeral Home. The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Nursing Staff on 8 South at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for their great care and compassion. A special thanks to Della Meadows for her special care and compassion which allowed for Thurmans wish to remain at home possible. Also special thanks to Della for her added support to the family and Thurman during his hospitalization. His family was greatly blessed by her services. on November 28, 2010.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 87, District 1, Alleghany, Craig Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 118, District 23-1, Alleghany, Craig Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1957Laborer1

Family

Edith Jane Ferrel b. February 28, 1932, d. June 29, 2006
Marriage*Thurman Dale "Tump" Ruble married Edith Jane Ferrel, daughter of Albert Martin Ferrel and Ressie M. Paxton, on December 21, 1957 at Craig Co., Virginia.1,9,10,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S46] Stephen A. Taylor & Rena B. Worthen, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1939-1962.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thurman Dale Ruble obituary in the Nov 28, 2010 edition.
  3. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ida Mae Ruble Wallace obituary in the Apr 10, 2020 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ressie Paxton Ferrel obituary in the Jun 9, 1993 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edith Jane Ferrel Ruble obituary in the Jul 1, 2006 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elmer Johnson Ruble obituary in the Dec 27, 2001 edition.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Cammie Amelia Craft1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. February 16, 1916, d. July 9, 2002
FatherChester Bullard "Pats" Craft7,1,2,4,5,6 b. February 22, 1894, d. February 23, 1972
MotherArtha Jane Ferrell7,1,2,4,5,6 b. April 8, 1893, d. June 1, 1968
     Her Social Security Number was 223-38-9116.8 Cammie Amelia Craft was buried at Huffman Memorial Park (also known as Chestnut Grove Church Cemetery), above the fish hatchery, Rt. 42, Craig Co., Virginia.4 She was born on February 16, 1916 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.3,8,6 As of February 16, 1936,her married name was Robertson.3 She married James Edwin "Jim" Robertson on February 16, 1936 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,9,5 Cammie Amelia Craft and James Edwin "Jim" Robertson were divorced on February 8, 1954 at Craig Co., Virginia.10 As of October 16, 1964,her married name was Gore.5 Cammie Amelia Craft married William Jason Gore on October 16, 1964 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.4,5 Cammie Amelia Craft died on July 9, 2002 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia, at age 86.8,4 She GORE, Cammie Craft, 86, of Clifton Forge, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2002. She is preceded in death by her husband, W. Jason Gore; parents, Chester B. "Pats" and Artha Ferrell Craft; brother, Charles E. Craft. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Joanne Robertson, Jerry and Billie Robertson; grandchildren, Mark Robertson, Jeri Ann Plott, Cathy Robertson, Kevin Robertson, Jeff Robertson; five great-grandchildren; three stepchildren; numerous stepgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday July 12, 2002, at Huffman Memorial Park, Craig County with Jack Ford officiating. Friends may call Thursday until 5 p.m. at the Paitsel Funeral Home New Castle. on July 11, 2002.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 97, District 82, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 46, District 2, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia2

Family 1

James Edwin "Jim" Robertson b. March 26, 1913, d. April 12, 2009
Marriage*Cammie Amelia Craft married James Edwin "Jim" Robertson on February 16, 1936 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,9,5 
Divorce* Cammie Amelia Craft and James Edwin "Jim" Robertson were divorced on February 8, 1954 at Craig Co., Virginia.10 
Children

Family 2

William Jason Gore b. June 27, 1913, d. April 28, 1989
Marriage*Cammie Amelia Craft married William Jason Gore on October 16, 1964 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.4,5 

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. [S1321] Steve Taylor, "Descendants of John Spencer Craft."
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cammie Craft Gore obituary in the Jul 11, 2002 edition.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles E. Craft obituary in the Jul 26, 1994 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James E. Robertson obituary in the Apr 14, 2009 edition.
  10. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jerry Edwin Robertson obituary in the Feb 5, 2014
    edition.
  12. [S5627] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938.

Charles Edward "Keaton" Craft1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

M, b. November 19, 1920, d. July 24, 1994
FatherChester Bullard "Pats" Craft2,3,4,10,11,6 b. February 22, 1894, d. February 23, 1972
MotherArtha Jane Ferrell2,3,4,10,11,6 b. April 8, 1893, d. June 1, 1968
     Charles Edward "Keaton" Craft was buried at Huffman Memorial Park (also known as Chestnut Grove Church Cemetery), above the fish hatchery, Rt. 42, Craig Co., Virginia.2,1 He was born on November 19, 1920 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.6,8,9 He married Marion Elizabeth Jones on December 22, 1945 at Alleghany Co., Virginia.3,5,6 Charles Edward "Keaton" Craft died on July 24, 1994 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 73.1,2,7 He CRAFT, Charles E., ("Keaton''), 73, of New Castle, died Sunday, July 24, 1994. He was the son of the late "Pats"' and Artha Craft and was a Decorated World War II veteran, a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post #4491, a charter member of Loyal Order of Moose #1683 and a member of the New Castle Christian Church. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 49 years, Marion E. Craft; two daughters and their husbands, Carol and Grover Persinger, Manvel, Texas, Cindy and Monty Green, Pottsboro, Texas; one sister, Cammie Gore, Clifton Forge, and three grandchildren, David Wayne Unroe, Ami Unroe Hale, both of Clifton Forge, Eric Pierce Bostic, New Castle; five great-grandchildren; also the fathers of his grandchildren, Steve Unroe, Clifton Forge, and Rockie Bostic, New Castle; and a dear family friend, Helen Saunders, Roanoke. The funeral will be Wednesday, July 27, 2 p.m. at Boitnott Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Huffman Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the New Castle Volunteer Fire Department or Craig County Volunteer Rescue Squad. on July 26, 1994.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 46, District 2, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 55, District 23-2, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia10

Family

Marion Elizabeth Jones b. May 13, 1922, d. June 13, 1996
Marriage*Charles Edward "Keaton" Craft married Marion Elizabeth Jones on December 22, 1945 at Alleghany Co., Virginia.3,5,6 
Children
  • Carol Sue Craft2,3,6
  • Cynthia Lynn "Cindy" Craft2,3,6

Citations

  1. [S261] Ruth G. Hale, Huffman Memorial Park, Craig Co., VA.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles E. Craft obituary in the Jul 26, 1994 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marion E. Craft obituary in the Jun 16, 1996 edition.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1321] Steve Taylor, "Descendants of John Spencer Craft."
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  9. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cammie Craft Gore obituary in the Jul 11, 2002 edition.

Vernon Leo Craft1,2

M, b. July 11, 1920, d. March 17, 1973
FatherBenjamin Franklin "Ben" Craft1 b. March 18, 1865, d. July 19, 1936
MotherMary Florence Crawford1 b. March 28, 1880, d. February 24, 1937
     Vernon Leo Craft was born on July 11, 1920 at Craig Co., Virginia.1,3 He married Ida Mae Tucker on December 6, 1938 at Alleghany Co., Virginia.4,3 Vernon Leo Craft married Anna Mae Griffith on October 28, 1971 at Pearisburg, Giles Co., Virginia.3 Vernon Leo Craft died on March 17, 1973 at Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, at age 52.5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 26, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia1

Family 1

Ida Mae Tucker b. 1921, d. November 24, 1962
Marriage*Vernon Leo Craft married Ida Mae Tucker on December 6, 1938 at Alleghany Co., Virginia.4,3 

Family 2

Anna Mae Griffith
Marriage*Vernon Leo Craft married Anna Mae Griffith on October 28, 1971 at Pearisburg, Giles Co., Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1300] Steve Taylor, "Stella Carolina Hurst," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jul 11, 2006.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S3870] Craft Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/41169495/person/19587683001
  5. [S2539] James Trenor, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/60157/person/-1835811213

Claude Monroe Craft1

M, b. January 3, 1922, d. May 16, 2000
FatherBenjamin Franklin "Ben" Craft2,3 b. March 18, 1865, d. July 19, 1936
MotherMary Florence Crawford2,3 b. March 28, 1880, d. February 24, 1937
     Claude Monroe Craft was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 230-03-1140.4 He was born on January 3, 1922 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.4,1 He married Jane Louise Blackwell circa 1941.5 Claude Monroe Craft died on May 16, 2000 at Virginia at age 78.4,1 He CRAFT, Claude Monroe, 78, of Roanoke, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 16, 2000. He was born in New Castle on January 3, 1922. He was a member of Ghent Grace Brethren Church since 1955. He was a well known businessman in the Roanoke Valley. He began his railroad career in 1942 as a fireman with the Virginian Railway Company and retired after 40 years as an engineer with N & W Railway Company in 1982. He began his real estate career in the Roanoke Valley with M. J. Lucas Realty Company in Downtown Roanoke in 1950. He was a retired realtor and was a member of the National Association of Realtors since 1950. He was a broker member of the National Motel Association of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. He is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Jane Louise Craft; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John Monroe Craft, Claude Eugene and Mary Jo Craft; daughter and son-in-law, Susanne Craft Gregory and Norman Cecil Gregory; grandchildren, Johnny Clinton Craft, David Monroe Craft, Regina Dianne Vaughn and Nola Jane Gregory; great-grandchildren, Joshua Clinton Craft, Benjamin William Craft and Mary Katherine Craft; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2000 at Oakey's North Chapel with Dr. Brent Sandy officiating. The interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Oakey's North Chapel. on May 18, 2000.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 26, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia2

Family

Jane Louise Blackwell b. November 18, 1920, d. February 16, 2005
Marriage*Claude Monroe Craft married Jane Louise Blackwell circa 1941.5 
Children
  • John Monroe Craft5
  • Claude Eugene Craft5,1
  • Susanne Craft5,1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Claude Monroe Craft obituary in the May 18, 2000 edition.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Laura Louise Craft Looney obituary in the Feb 23, 1994 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jane Louise Blackwell Craft obituary in the Feb 17, 2005 edition.

Eva "Evie" Conner1,2,3,4,5

F, b. August 30, 1889, d. February 3, 1966
FatherSamuel Joseph "Sam Joe" Conner6,1,2,3,4,5 b. April 17, 1854, d. March 17, 1928
MotherSarah Jane Smith6,1,2,5 b. September 20, 1853, d. December 1, 1896
     Eva "Evie" Conner was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.7,5 She was born on August 30, 1889 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 She married Walter Jackson Wimmer, son of James Harvey "Harv" Wimmer and Elizabeth Peridine "Eliza" Wilson, on December 25, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,5 As of December 25, 1913,her married name was Wimmer. Eva "Evie" Conner died on February 3, 1966 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 76.6,1,7,5

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 162, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 37, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 182, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 20, Enumeration District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Family

Walter Jackson Wimmer b. October 5, 1885, d. September 1, 1970
Marriage*Eva "Evie" Conner married Walter Jackson Wimmer, son of James Harvey "Harv" Wimmer and Elizabeth Peridine "Eliza" Wilson, on December 25, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.
  7. [S2723] Roanoke City VA Archives - Evergreen Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Calvin Houston Craft1

M, b. July 4, 1926, d. July 11, 1990
FatherBenjamin Franklin "Ben" Craft2 b. March 18, 1865, d. July 19, 1936
MotherMary Florence Crawford2 b. March 28, 1880, d. February 24, 1937
     His Social Security Number was 226-28-4478.3 Calvin Houston Craft was buried at Randolph Memorial Park, Randleman, Randolph Co., North Carolina.1 He was born on July 4, 1926 at Craig Co., Virginia.3,1 He married Thelma Guilliams on May 11, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,4 Calvin Houston Craft died on July 11, 1990 at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, at age 64.3,1 He RANDLEMAN, N.C. - Calvin Houston Craft, age 64, of Fox Street in Randleman, died Wednesday in North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was a native of Craig County, Va. and was a retired supervisor for J.P. Stevens Textiles. He was a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church in Callaway, Va. He attended Central Wesleyan Church in Asheboro. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Guilliams Craft; sons, Roy Craft, Asheboro; Roger Craft, Sophia; Ronald Craft, Randleman; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Embler, Asheboro; brother, Claude Craft, Roanoke, Va; sisters, Mrs. Laura Looney, Montvale, Va; Mrs. Stella Hannah, Baltimore, Md; five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Central Wesleyan Church in Asheboro. Burial will follow in the Randolph Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday. Pugh Funeral Home, Randleman, N.C., is handling the arrangements. on July 12, 1990.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 26, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia2

Family

Thelma Guilliams b. June 20, 1926, d. September 22, 1994
Marriage*Calvin Houston Craft married Thelma Guilliams on May 11, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,4 
Children
  • Roy Craft1,4
  • Roger Craft1,4
  • Ronald Craft1,4
  • Virginia "Ginnie" Craft1,4

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Calvin Houston Craft obituary in the Jul 12, 1990 edition.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thelma Guilliams Craft obituary in the Sep 24, 1994 edition.

Thelma Guilliams1,2

F, b. June 20, 1926, d. September 22, 1994
     Thelma Guilliams was buried at Randolph Memorial Park, Randleman, Randolph Co., North Carolina.2 Her Social Security Number was 224-32-3214.3 She was born on June 20, 1926.3 She married Calvin Houston Craft, son of Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Craft and Mary Florence Crawford, on May 11, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 As of May 11, 1946,her married name was Craft. Thelma Guilliams died on September 22, 1994 at Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, at age 68.2 She CRAFT, Thelma Guilliams, 68, of Randleman, N.C., died Thursday, September 22, 1994, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. She is preceded in death by her husband, Calvin H. Craft. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Callaway and attended Central Wesleyan Church in Asheboro, N.C. She was retired from J.P. Stevens Co. in Randleman, N.C. She is survived by her sons, Roy Craft, Asheboro, N.C., Roger Craft, Sophia, N.C., and Ronald Craft, Randleman, N.C; daughter, Mrs. Virginia (Ginnie) Spainhour, Sophia, N.C; brothers, Bernard Guilliams, Callaway, and Paul Guilliams, Rocky Mount; sisters, Wilma Sigmond, Callaway and Irene Moore, Virginia Beach; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, September 25, 1994, at 2 p.m. from Central Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Arnold Luther officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Park, Randolph Co., N.C. The fam ily will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday at Pugh Funeral Home, Randleman, N.C. and other times at the home of her son, Ronald Craft, 402 Shaw St., Randleman, N.C. on September 24, 1994.2

Family

Calvin Houston Craft b. July 4, 1926, d. July 11, 1990
Marriage*She married Calvin Houston Craft, son of Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Craft and Mary Florence Crawford, on May 11, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 
Children
  • Roy Craft1,2
  • Roger Craft1,2
  • Ronald Craft1,2
  • Virginia "Ginnie" Craft1,2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Calvin Houston Craft obituary in the Jul 12, 1990 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thelma Guilliams Craft obituary in the Sep 24, 1994 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Otho Lee Looney Sr.1

M, b. July 1, 1905, d. February 17, 1969
     Otho Lee Looney Sr. married Laura Louise Craft, daughter of Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Craft and Mary Florence Crawford.2,1 His Social Security Number was 230-28-2654.3 Otho Lee Looney Sr. was buried at Montvale Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 1075 Dewey Road, Montvale, Bedford Co., Virginia.1 He was born on July 1, 1905; The SSDI has a birth date of Jul 1, 1904.3,1 He died on February 17, 1969 at age 63.1

Family

Laura Louise Craft b. June 2, 1915, d. February 22, 1994
Marriage*He married Laura Louise Craft, daughter of Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Craft and Mary Florence Crawford.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3869] Montvale Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Bedford Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Laura Louise Craft Looney obituary in the Feb 23, 1994 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kenneth Arthur Looney obituary in the May 17, 2015 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Otha Lee Looney Jr. obituary in the Jul 3, 2016 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Larry Vincent Looney obitutary in the Sep 22, 2009 edition.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Robert Roland Hannah1,2,3,4

M, b. November 12, 1895, d. October 21, 1994
     Robert Roland Hannah married Estelle Caroline "Stella" Hurst, daughter of Columbus Lum Hurst and Mary Florence Crawford.1,5 Robert Roland Hannah was buried at Gardens of Faith Cemetery, 5598 Trumps Mill Road, Rosedale, Baltimore Co., Maryland.4,5 His Social Security Number was 226-01-6687.6 He was born on November 12, 1895 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.3,6 He died on October 21, 1994 at Augusta, Hampshire Co., West Virginia, at age 98.5,6 He HANNAH, Robert R., 98, of Augusta, W. Va., died Friday, October 21, 1994. He was the beloved husband of the late Stella C. Hannah (Hurst); devoted father of Doris June Greggs, James D., Wayne D., and Ronnie R. Hannah; dear brother of Marion Chittum and Burt Hannah. Also survived by thirteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by Duda-Ruck Funeral Home. Interment in the Gardens of Faith Cemetery, Baltimore, Md. on October 25, 1994.5

Census Records

1940Dwelling 213, District 81-21, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia2

Occupation

1940Rayon mill laborer2

Family

Estelle Caroline "Stella" Hurst b. November 17, 1908, d. December 12, 1991
Marriage*Robert Roland Hannah married Estelle Caroline "Stella" Hurst, daughter of Columbus Lum Hurst and Mary Florence Crawford.1,5 
Children
  • Doris June Hannah1,2,5
  • James D. Hannah1,2,5
  • Rev. Wayne D. Hannah1,2,5
  • Ronnie R. Hannah1,5

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Stella C. Hurst Hannah obituary in the Dec 14, 1991 edition.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  4. [S3793] Gardens of Faith Cemetery, Baltimore Co., MD, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert R. Hannah obituary in the Oct 25, 1994 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Clifton Wayne Conner1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. June 9, 1944, d. July 10, 1983
FatherSheldon Garwood Conner2,7,8,5,6 b. January 16, 1916, d. September 21, 1946
MotherEvelyn Poff9,2,7,8,4,5,6 b. April 3, 1919, d. January 25, 2012
     Clifton Wayne Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "PFC U.S.M.C. Vietnam."1,4,5 His Social Security Number was 225-54-6755.10 He and Jo Anne Calvert Kelly were divorced.6 Clifton Wayne Conner was born on June 9, 1944 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,10,7,5,6 He married Jo Anne Calvert Kelly on March 16, 1981 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 Clifton Wayne Conner died on July 10, 1983 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 39.1,7,4,5 He Clifton Wayne Conner, 39, of Marshall Avenue, Roanoke, died Sunday in a Roanoke hospital. Surviving are his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Conner, Copper Hill; one brother, Charles G. Conner, Troutville; one sister, Margaret C. Jones, Roanoke; his grandmother, Mrs. Ocie Poff, Copper Hill. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Mayberry Funeral Home, Floyd. Burial was in Salem Church Cemetery, Copper Hill. on July 14, 1983.4

Family

Jo Anne Calvert Kelly
Divorce*He and Jo Anne Calvert Kelly were divorced.6 
Marriage* Clifton Wayne Conner married Jo Anne Calvert Kelly on March 16, 1981 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S3614] Fincastle Herald, The, From the Clifton Wayne Conner obituary in the Jul 14, 1983 edition.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evelyn Poff Conner obituary in the Jan 27, 2012 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ernest Nathan Conner obituary in the Jun 8, 1991 edition.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Jane Louise Blackwell1

F, b. November 18, 1920, d. February 16, 2005
     Her Social Security Number was 230-10-1662.2 Jane Louise Blackwell was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.1 She was born on November 18, 1920.1,2 She married Claude Monroe Craft, son of Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Craft and Mary Florence Crawford, circa 1941.1 As of circa 1941,her married name was Craft.1 Jane Louise Blackwell died on February 16, 2005 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 84.1,2 She Jane Louise Blackwell Craft, 84, of Roanoke, died Wednesday morning, February 16, 2005 at her home. Louise was a longtime past member and taught Sunday School at Ghent Grace Brethren Church for over 42 years and is now a member of Patterson Memorial Grace Brethren Church. She dedicated her entire life to her family, church and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Myrtle Mercer Blackwell, her sister Ruth B. Roberts, her brothers Earl D. Blackwell, George W. Blackwell. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Claude M. Craft and is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, John M. Craft, C. Eugene and Mary Jo Craft, all of Roanoke; her daughter and son-in-law, Susanne C. and Norman C. Gregory of Roanoke; her grandchildren, Johnny C. Craft, David M. Craft and wife Karen, Regina D. Vaughn and husband Edward, Nola Jane Gregory, all of Roanoke; her great-grandchildren, Joshua, Benjamin, Mary Catherine, Shawn and Amber. A funeral service will be held at Oakey's North Chapel Friday, February 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Don Eshelman and Pastor Danny Wright officiating. Interment in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family suggests contributions be made to Patterson Memorial Grace Brethren Church Building Fund in her memory. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's North Chapel. on February 17, 2005.1

Family

Claude Monroe Craft b. January 3, 1922, d. May 16, 2000
Marriage*She married Claude Monroe Craft, son of Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Craft and Mary Florence Crawford, circa 1941.1 
Children
  • John Monroe Craft1
  • Claude Eugene Craft1,3
  • Susanne Craft1,3

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jane Louise Blackwell Craft obituary in the Feb 17, 2005 edition.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Claude Monroe Craft obituary in the May 18, 2000 edition.