Julia Hudnall1

F, b. February 9, 1855, d. March 1, 1855
FatherJoseph L. "Joel" Hudnall2,1 b. 1826, d. 1871
MotherCynthia Ann Poff2,1 b. 1831, d. August 7, 1908
     Julia Hudnall was born on February 9, 1855 at Kanawha Co., West Virginia.2,1 She died on March 1, 1855 at Kanawha Co., West Virginia.2,1

Citations

  1. [S1338] My family from the Virginia/West Virginia areas, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3082686&id=I602401436
  2. [S60] The Kanawha County Family Tree Project, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~maudenna/index.htm

Josephus "Joseph" Hudnall1,2,3

M, b. January 11, 1860
FatherJoseph L. "Joel" Hudnall1,2,3 b. 1826, d. 1871
MotherCynthia Ann Poff1,2,3 b. 1831, d. August 7, 1908
     Josephus "Joseph" Hudnall was born on January 11, 1860 at Burning Springs, Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia).4,3

Census Records

1860Dwelling 2122, Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)1
1870Dwelling 311, Malden, Kanawha Co., West Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1338] My family from the Virginia/West Virginia areas, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3082686&id=I602401436
  4. [S60] The Kanawha County Family Tree Project, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~maudenna/index.htm

Mary Elizabeth Kuhn1,2,3

F, b. June 8, 1855, d. May 25, 1940
     Mary Elizabeth Kuhn was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.2,4 She was born on June 8, 1855 at Malden, Kanawha Co., Virginia (now West Virginia).5,2 She married Samuel Hudnall, son of Joseph L. "Joel" Hudnall and Cynthia Ann Poff, on September 14, 1876 at Kanawha Co., West Virginia.1 As of September 14, 1876,her married name was Hudnall. Mary Elizabeth Kuhn died on May 25, 1940 at Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia, at age 84.2,4 She Mrs. Mary E. Hudnall, 85, of 111 Ohio avenue, died early yesterday morning at her home after a long illness. Services will be held at 2:30 tomorrow at the Baptist temple of which the deceased was a member, Rev. Pat Withrow and Rev. J. B. Overmyer will officiate and burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery. The body will be at the residence until funeral time. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. A. E. Harmon. Mrs. U. J. Farley, Mrs. D. R. Moss and Miss Maude Hudnall; two sons, Emmett D., and Emory C. Hudnall, all of Charleston; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Stafford of Charleston and Miss Florence Kuhn of Marmet and two brothers, John H. Kuhn of Marmet and James A. Kuhn of Charleston. on May 26, 1940.4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 44, District 54, Malden, Kanawha Co., West Virginia6
1900Dwelling 91, District 46, Ward 3, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia5
1910Dwelling 4, District 68, Ward 5, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia7
1930Dwelling 62, District 32, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia8
1940Dwelling 130, District 20-43, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia9

Family

Samuel Hudnall b. circa February, 1850, d. April, 1912
Marriage*Mary Elizabeth Kuhn married Samuel Hudnall, son of Joseph L. "Joel" Hudnall and Cynthia Ann Poff, on September 14, 1876 at Kanawha Co., West Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S60] The Kanawha County Family Tree Project, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~maudenna/index.htm
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Mary E. Hudnall death certificate.
  3. [S1338] My family from the Virginia/West Virginia areas, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3082686&id=I602401436
  4. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Mary E. Hudnall obituary in the May 26, 1940 edition.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ethel Maude Harmon death certificate.
  11. [S7037] Unknown compiler, Kanawha County, West Virginia Register of Births.
  12. [S7038] Unknown compiler, Kanawha County, West Virginia Death Records, 1890.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Emmett D. Hudnall death certificate.

Maude V. Hudnall1,2,3

F, b. November 28, 1879, d. January 6, 1976
FatherSamuel Hudnall1,4,5 b. circa February, 1850, d. April, 1912
MotherMary Elizabeth Kuhn1,4,5,2,6 b. June 8, 1855, d. May 25, 1940
     Maude V. Hudnall was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.3 Her Social Security Number was 236-50-4366.7 She was born on November 28, 1879 at Kanawha Co., West Virginia.8,7 She died on January 6, 1976 at Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia, at age 96.3 She Miss Maude V. Hudnall, 96, of 410 Beuhring Ave., died Tuesday in Riverside Nursing Home. She was a former employe of the Kanawha County clerk's office and was a member of the Baptist Temple. Surviving: niece, Mrs. Byron Hess of Huntington; nephews, Nelson H. Farley and Daniel R. Farley, both of Charleston, Sam M. Farley of Bourne, Mass. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Bartlett-Burdette Funeral Home with the Rev. John Parks officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today. on January 7, 1976.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 44, District 54, Malden, Kanawha Co., West Virginia1
1900Dwelling 91, District 46, Ward 3, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia4
1910Dwelling 4, District 68, Ward 5, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia5
1930Dwelling 62, District 32, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia2
1940Dwelling 130, District 20-43, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1900Stenographer4
1910Shoe store stenographer5
1930Stenographer2
1940Stenographer9

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Maude V. Hudnall obituary in the Jan 7, 1976 edition.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Mary E. Hudnall obituary in the May 26, 1940 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S60] The Kanawha County Family Tree Project, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~maudenna/index.htm
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Robert Eli Poff1,2,3

M, b. May 5, 1875, d. April 29, 1931
FatherJohn Poff2 b. circa 1839
MotherMary E. West2 b. circa 1839
     Robert Eli Poff was buried at Shillings Cemetery, Browning Lambert Mountain Road, Montcalm, Mercer Co., West Virginia.4 He was born on May 5, 1875 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 He married Mary Edna Dalton on October 6, 1909 at Carroll Co., Virginia.2,5 Robert Eli Poff died on April 29, 1931 at Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 55.2

Census Records

1880Dwelling 253, District 26, Burks Fork, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his uncle George W. Jones6
1890Burks Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 163, District 102, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia8
1930Dwelling 627, District 30, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1910Dwelling 93, District 143, Thomas, Mercer Co., West Virginia10
1910Coal miner10
1920Coal miner8
1930Farmer9

Family

Mary Edna Dalton b. December 24, 1882, d. March 14, 1975
Marriage*Robert Eli Poff married Mary Edna Dalton on October 6, 1909 at Carroll Co., Virginia.2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Zethel Poff East obituary in the Nov 10, 2001 edition.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Robert Eli Poff death certificate.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S613] David Hambrick and Ken Bowen, Shilling Cemetery, Montcalm, Mercer Co., WV.
  5. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Mary E. Poff obituary in the Mar 16, 1975 edition.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Carmen W. Long obituary in the Apr 22, 1999 edition.
  12. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  13. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Cloa Dell Poff obituary in the May 28, 1963.
  14. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Cletus Mason Poff obituary in the Oct 6, 1975 edition.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Cloa Dell Poff death record.
  16. [S4219] Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, online http://www.cravens-shires.com, From the Troy Wilson Poff obituary.

Mary Edna Dalton1,2,3

F, b. December 24, 1882, d. March 14, 1975
     Mary Edna Dalton was buried at Shillings Cemetery, Browning Lambert Mountain Road, Montcalm, Mercer Co., West Virginia.4,2 Her Social Security Number was 232-80-0343.5 She was born on December 24, 1882 at Hillsboro, Loudoun Co., Virginia.5,2 She married Robert Eli Poff, son of John Poff and Mary E. West, on October 6, 1909 at Carroll Co., Virginia.1,2 As of October 6, 1909,her married name was Poff. Mary Edna Dalton died on March 14, 1975 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 92.2 She Mrs. Mary E. Poff, 92, of Bramwell died Friday afternoon in a Bluefield hospital following a long illness. Born at Hillsboro, Va., she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Rachel Goad Dalton. She had been a resident of Bramwell for the past seven years and was formerly of Bluewell. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Montcalm. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Poff in 1931 and one daughter, Cloa E. Poff. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survivors include five sons, C. M. Poff of Rock, Pelby Poff of Montcalm, William P. Poff of Louisville, Ky., Arthur Poff of New Richmond and Troy W. Poff of Bramwell, with whom she had made her home; two daughters, Mrs. Drexel (Carmen) Long of Rock and Mrs. Zethel East of Snowville, Va; 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with Elder James H. Sutphin and Elder Joe Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in the Lambert Cemetery at Rt. 2 in Rock. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and granddaughters will serve as flowerbearers. Friends may call at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 16, 1975.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 93, District 143, Thomas, Mercer Co., West Virginia6
1920Dwelling 163, District 102, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia7
1930Dwelling 627, District 30, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia8

Family

Robert Eli Poff b. May 5, 1875, d. April 29, 1931
Marriage*Mary Edna Dalton married Robert Eli Poff, son of John Poff and Mary E. West, on October 6, 1909 at Carroll Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Robert Eli Poff death certificate.
  2. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Mary E. Poff obituary in the Mar 16, 1975 edition.
  3. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Cletus Mason Poff obituary in the Oct 6, 1975 edition.
  4. [S613] David Hambrick and Ken Bowen, Shilling Cemetery, Montcalm, Mercer Co., WV.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Zethel Poff East obituary in the Nov 10, 2001 edition.
  10. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Carmen W. Long obituary in the Apr 22, 1999 edition.
  11. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  12. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Cloa Dell Poff obituary in the May 28, 1963.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Cloa Dell Poff death record.
  14. [S4219] Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, online http://www.cravens-shires.com, From the Troy Wilson Poff obituary.

Rubin Midgett1,2

M, b. March 14, 1907, d. November 16, 1993
     His Social Security Number was 229-30-3139.3 Rubin Midgett was born on March 14, 1907 at Salvo, Dare Co., North Carolina.4,1,3 He married Ora Rebecca Poff, daughter of William Asa Poff and Rhoda Jane Wirt, on August 7, 1929 at Norfolk, Virginia.4,5 Rubin Midgett married Ethel Mae Woodward in May, 1961 at Pinellas Co., Florida.6 Rubin Midgett died on November 16, 1993 at New Port Richey, Pasco Co., Florida, at age 86.4,1,2,3 He MIDGETT, RUBIN, 86, of New Port Richey, died Tuesday (Nov. 16, 1993) at North Bay Medical Center. Born in Manteo, N.C., he came here 40 years ago from Norfolk, Va. He was a self-employed interior decorator, a Merchant Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of the Elks Lodge 2159, Largo. Survivors include his wife, Ethel; two sons, Wayne Woodward, Dade City, and Robert Midgett, Jacksonville; a daughter, Betty Tapscot, Norfolk; four sisters, Lessie Davis and Alice McChesney, both of Manteo, Inez Ausley, Jacksonville, Ariz., and Yvonne Myers, Satellite Beach; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Dignified Funeral Alternatives, New Port Richey. on November 18, 1993.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 118, District 3, Norfolk, Virginia7
1940Dwelling 75, District 65-12, East Fairmont, Norfolk Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1930Painter and paper hanger7
1940Painter and wallpaper hanger8

Family 1

Ora Rebecca Poff b. December 7, 1911, d. December 15, 1985
Marriage*Rubin Midgett married Ora Rebecca Poff, daughter of William Asa Poff and Rhoda Jane Wirt, on August 7, 1929 at Norfolk, Virginia.4,5 
Children
  • Betty Midgett8,2
  • Robert "Bobby" Midgett8,2

Family 2

Ethel Mae Woodward
Marriage*Rubin Midgett married Ethel Mae Woodward in May, 1961 at Pinellas Co., Florida.6 

Citations

  1. [S417] Florida Health Department, Florida Death Index,1877-1998.
  2. [S1663] St. Petersburg Times, From the Rubin Midgett obituary in the Nov 18, 1993 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S79] Our Ancestors of South Hampton Roads, online http://digginforkin.tripod.com/SHRds/index.html
  5. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  6. [S1369] Florida Department of Health, Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 & 1927-2001.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Catherine Seattle Link

F, b. August 20, 1928, d. November 4, 2014
FatherHenry Clay Link1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 b. February 28, 1903, d. November 18, 1980
MotherMamie Ann Vest1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 b. April 18, 1905, d. August 13, 1998
     Catherine Seattle Link was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.8 She was born on August 20, 1928 at Virginia.9,4 She married Clinton Elmer Vest, son of William Brethard Vest Sr. and Susan Ann "Susie" Collins, on July 6, 1946.10,1,2,3,4,8 As of July 6, 1946,her married name was Vest. Catherine Seattle Link died on November 4, 2014 at Virginia at age 86.8 She Catherine Link Vest, 86, of Floyd, Va., passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.Catherine's passion was teaching. From a one room schoolhouse to the introduction of computers, she thrived on teaching others the knowledge she withheld even after retiring. Through her love and devotion to teaching children, she inspired and touched many hearts in our community. It gave her great pleasure to see her former students excel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton E.Vest; her daughter, Shelba J. Willett; and her son, Terry S. Vest. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mamie Link; her sister, Maleta Walters; her brother, Henry Clay Link; and many close relatives. She is survived by her sisters, Pauline Reed, Etta Mae Hall, Patricia and brother-in-law, Freddie Nichols; and her sister-in-law, Shelby Link. She is also survived by two granddaughters, Denise Vest Harrison and Teresa Vest Cummins; and five great-grandchildren, Sierra Harrison, Makayla Harrison, Josh Vest, Caitlyn Cummins, and Nicholas Cummins. Our family would like to thank her caregivers who became family to us all, Sherry Yopp, Amanda Walters, Jennifer Caldwell, and Teresa Cummins. Also thanks to Southern Care Hospice. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 7, 2014, at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Hebron Quesenberry and the Reverend Jimmy Cannaday officiating. Interment will follow at the Wilson Cemetery. Friends may call at Gardner Funeral Home on Thursday, November 6, 2014, after 6 p.m. where the family will be from 6 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, 775 Red Oak Grove Road, NE, Floyd, VA 24091. on November 6, 2014.8

Census Records

1930Dwelling 13, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 118, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Clinton Elmer Vest b. March 19, 1925, d. September 21, 2002
Marriage*Catherine Seattle Link married Clinton Elmer Vest, son of William Brethard Vest Sr. and Susan Ann "Susie" Collins, on July 6, 1946.10,1,2,3,4,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mamie Vest Link obituary in the Aug 14, 1998 edition.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Henry Link obituary in an undated edition.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Henry Link.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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 Maleta Adlene Link Walters obituary in the Mar 13, 2014 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Catherine Link Vest obituary in the Nov 6, 2014 edition.
  9. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  10. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clinton Elmer Vest obituary in the Sep 22, 2002 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Shelba Jean Willett obituary in the Jul 27, 2014 edition.
  13. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Terry S. Vest obituary in the Jun 7, 1998 edition.

Tabla Lynn Gardner1,2,3

F, b. May 13, 1962, d. April 20, 1963
FatherEvans Paul Gardner1,3
MotherLinda Faye Altizer3
     Tabla Lynn Gardner was buried at Feather Cemetery, Union Valley, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 She was born on May 13, 1962 at Radford, Virginia.1,2,3 She died on April 20, 1963 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,3

Citations

  1. [S385] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna Garner, Feather Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Richard Evans Gardner1,2,3

M, b. August 6, 1966, d. August 12, 1984
FatherEvans Paul Gardner3
MotherLinda Faye Altizer3
     Richard Evans Gardner was buried at Gardner Cemetery (also known as Bishop Cemetery), near the intersection of Rt. 718 and Rt. 750, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He was born on August 6, 1966 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3 He died on August 12, 1984 at Giles Co., Virginia, at age 18; Drown in the New River.3

Citations

  1. [S214] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Gardner Cemetery.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Bryce Junior "B. J." McCoy1,2,3,4,5

M, b. August 1, 1932, d. January 21, 1996
     His Social Security Number was 227-36-3441.6 Bryce Junior "B. J." McCoy was buried at Highland Memory Gardens, Rt. 11 between Dublin and Radford, Pulaski Co., Virginia.1,5 He was born on August 1, 1932 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,2,3,5 He married Linda Faye Altizer, daughter of Ellis Carson Altizer and Edna Florence Sowers, on December 31, 1974 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 Bryce Junior "B. J." McCoy died on January 21, 1996 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 63.6,1,4,5 He McCOY, Bryce J., ("B.J."), 63, of Radford, passed away Sunday, January 21, 1996 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. McCoy, a native of Parrott and Radford, recently retired from Appalachian Power Company after 42 years of distinguished service, which earned him the friendship and respect of those he dealt with throughout the New River Valley. He is survived by his mother, Reba T. Hopkins of Parrott; three sons and daughters-in-law, Terry W. and Brenda McCoy of Dublin, Daniel E. and Sandra McCoy of Radford, Jayson B. McCoy and Jayson's mother, Linda A. McCoy of Radford; his sister and brother-in-law, Dottie M. and Lou Kershner of Virginia Beach; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry W. and Glenda Hopkins of Parrott; three grandchildren, Travis and his wife, Tammy, Tracy and Christopher McCoy; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Roy Jennelle, Otis Mabry and Linda Thompson. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, at Fairlawn Grace Brethren Church, the Rev. Lester Kennedy officiating, with interment at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The body will arrive at the church at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are by Richardson-Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home. on January 23, 1996.1

Family

Linda Faye Altizer
Marriage*He married Linda Faye Altizer, daughter of Ellis Carson Altizer and Edna Florence Sowers, on December 31, 1974 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 
Child
  • Jayson Bryce McCoy1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bryce J. McCoy obituary in the Jan 23, 1996 edition.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S266] Bobby (e-mail address), Highland Memory Gardens, Pulaski Co., VA.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

John William Conner1,2,3

M, b. May 11, 1877, d. January 9, 1952
FatherWilliam Haden "Hade" Conner2,4,5,6,3 b. October 12, 1848, d. December 17, 1932
MotherSarah Virginia Wilson2,4,5,6,3 b. April 27, 1845, d. February 19, 1917
     John William Conner was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.7,8,3 He was born on May 11, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His death certificate has a birth year of 1878.1,2,5,3 He married Laura E. Udoxey Sisson, daughter of John Henry Sisson and Virginia Catherine "Ginny" Board, on December 9, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,2,3 John William Conner died on January 9, 1952 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 74.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 267, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 137, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 108, District 134, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 157, District 125, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia12
1930Dwelling 128, District 12, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia13
1940Dwelling 106, District 81-21, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia14

Occupation

1900Farm laborer6
1910Carpenter11
1920Shop repairer12
1930Carpenter13
1940Carpenter14

Family

Laura E. Udoxey Sisson b. October 15, 1879, d. October 26, 1965
Marriage*John William Conner married Laura E. Udoxey Sisson, daughter of John Henry Sisson and Virginia Catherine "Ginny" Board, on December 9, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, 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. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1329] Sherwood Memorial Park, Sherwood Memorial Park (Conner Lot Inquiry List).
  8. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  9. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  10. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  16. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

Rheba Jane Light1,2,3

F, b. October 20, 1914, d. November 19, 2010
FatherHenry Jacob Light4,5,3,6,7,8 b. June 26, 1878, d. May 22, 1961
MotherTempie Elizabeth Vest4,5,3,6,7,8 b. November 26, 1878, d. November 8, 1958
     Rheba Jane Light was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.8 She was born on October 20, 1914 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,3,8 She married Joseph Conner "Joe" Link, son of David Wesley Link and Lucy Mary Conner, on December 17, 1932 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.10,9,5,3,8,11 As of December 17, 1932,her married name was Link.12 Rheba Jane Light died on November 19, 2010 at Virginia at age 96.8 She On November 19, 2010, our dear mother, Rheba Light Link, of Check, took her Savior's hand and left her earthly family to claim her reward in heaven. Rheba Light Link was born October 20, 1914 in Floyd County, Va. to Henry Jacob Light and Tempie Elizabeth Vest Light. She is the last surviving member of her family of nine siblings: Lacie (Archie) Vest, Harlie (Arlin), Hubert, Hulen, Roy (Norma), Carson (Hazel), Doy (Arlie), Clara and Louise. Many beloved nieces and nephews on the Link and Light side have been an important part of her life. On December 18, 1932, Rheba married Joseph Conner Link. They were married 31 years until Joe was taken from her and the family by a heart attack on November 18, 1963. To this union there were eight beloved children: Joan (Harless) Akers, Betty ( Ike) Reynolds, Mary (Cleve) Richardson, James (Peggy) Link, Danny Link, Brenda (Carl) Hungate, Paul Link, Allen (Pat) Link, and foster daughter, Joyce (Chris) Whittaker. Also left to cherish her memory are beloved family friends, Nancy Altice and Linda Pollard. Also preceding her in death were daughters-in-law, Darlene Link, Brenda Jenks and Karen Shepherd and sons-in-law, Ike Reynolds and Cleve Richardson. Rheba was called Granma by 29 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, November 22, 2010 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Griffin officiating. Interment will follow at the Iddings Cemetery at Terry's Fork. Friends may call at Gardner Funeral Home on Sunday after 12 p.m. where the family will be from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be no night visitation. on November 21, 2010.8

Census Records

1920Dwelling 138, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 96, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 64, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Family

Joseph Conner "Joe" Link b. August 1, 1910, d. November 18, 1963
Marriage*Rheba Jane Light married Joseph Conner "Joe" Link, son of David Wesley Link and Lucy Mary Conner, on December 17, 1932 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.10,9,5,3,8,11 
Children

Citations

  1. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Reference # 99-39.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Fern Light obituary in the Mar 19, 1997 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clara Edith Light obituary in the Feb 17, 1997 edition.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rheba Light Link obituary in the Nov 21, 2010 edition.
  9. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Joseph Conner Link.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joan Link Akers obituary in the Apr 7, 2016 edition.
  15. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Joseph Conner Link obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  16. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  17. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.