Tabla Lynn Gardner1

F, b. May 13, 1962, d. April 20, 1963
FatherEvans Paul Gardner1
MotherLinda Faye Altizer
     Tabla Lynn Gardner was buried at Feather Cemetery, Union Valley, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 She was born on May 13, 1962.1 She died on April 20, 1963.1

Citations

  1. [S385] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna Garner, Feather Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.

Richard Evans Gardner1

M
FatherEvans Paul Gardner
MotherLinda Faye Altizer

Citations

  1. [S214] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Gardner Cemetery.

Bryce J. "B. J." McCoy1

M, b. August 1, 1932, d. January 21, 1996
     Bryce J. "B. J." McCoy married Linda Faye Altizer, daughter of Ellis Carson Altizer and Edna Florence Sowers. His Social Security Number was 227-36-3441.2 Bryce J. "B. J." McCoy was buried at Highland Memory Gardens, Rt. 11 between Dublin and Radford, Pulaski Co., Virginia.1 He was born on August 1, 1932.2 He died on January 21, 1996 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 63.2,1 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
Child
  • Jayson Bryce McCoy1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bryce J. McCoy obituary in the Jan 23, 1996 edition.
  2. [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.

Mary Jane "Patsy" Atkins1,2

F, b. circa 1814
     Mary Jane "Patsy" Atkins was born circa 1814 at Virginia.3 She married John Henry Underwood on December 31, 1838 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 As of December 31, 1838,her married name was Underwood.

Census Records

1880Dwelling 27, District 30, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her son-in-law Samuel Yopp3

Family

John Henry Underwood
Marriage*Mary Jane "Patsy" Atkins married John Henry Underwood on December 31, 1838 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S66] Beverly Merritt, Franklin County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1786-1853.
  2. [S1473] Linda Siekman, "Sarah Jane Underwood," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Aug 14, 2007.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Leonard James Peters1,2

M, b. November 8, 1900, d. February 28, 1974
FatherCharles Willis Peters2 b. February 23, 1880, d. July 11, 1969
     Leonard James Peters was buried at Radford Cemetery, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway on Route 888, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on November 8, 1900 at Virginia.1 He married Chloe A. James on January 25, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 Leonard James Peters died on February 28, 1974 at age 73.1

Occupation

1922Farmer3

Family

Chloe A. James b. June 28, 1905, d. April 5, 2000
Marriage*Leonard James Peters married Chloe A. James on January 25, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 
Child
  • Glen Harvey Peters4,5

Citations

  1. [S211] Ruth G. Hale, Radford Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Benford Leeson Peters obituary in the Oct 26, 2004 edition.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Chloe James Peters obituary in the Apr 7, 2000 edition.
  5. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Joan Link1,2,3,4,5

F, b. August 17, 1933, d. April 4, 2016
FatherJoseph Conner "Joe" Link6,1,2,3,7,5 b. August 1, 1910, d. November 18, 1963
MotherRheba Jane Light6,1,2,3,7,5 b. October 20, 1914, d. November 19, 2010
     Joan Link was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 She was born on August 17, 1933 at Mattox Mountain, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,8,5 She married Harless Freeman Akers, son of Andrew Colon Akers and Bessie Lillian Weeks, on December 29, 1951 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4,5 As of December 29, 1951,her married name was Akers. Joan Link died on April 4, 2016 at Virginia at age 82.5 She On Monday, April 4, 2016 Joan Link Akers, 82, of Riner went home to Heaven and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, where she also joined her husband of 59 years, Harless Freeman Akers. She was born on Mattox Mountain in Check, Va. on August 17, 1933 to the late Joseph Conner Link and Rheba Jane (Light) Link. Joan worked at number of jobs during her life, Blue Ridge Overall Factory, Christiansburg Garment Company, Auburn School Cafeteria, Avon Lady, but her greatest life work was being a faithful, loving wife and Godly Christian mother who raised up five children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Joan is survived by five children, Vicki Painter (Buck), Donna Lucas (Danny), Jerry Akers (Lori), Cindy Hart (Tim), and Mark Akers (Alisa Knapp, fiancé). Grandma Akers was blessed with 11 grandchildren, Tonya Phillips, Melanie Bishop, Monica Percival, Justin and Katie Lucas, Zachary, Seth, Caleb, and Hannah Akers, Matthew and Colby Memitt; as well as 14 great grandchildren, Allison Bishop, Riley Phillips, Therron, Elijah, and Ivy Percival, Amelia and Cooper Lucas, Harleigh Mikels, Micah and Raegan Akers, Paisley Cox, Ava Holt, Aubrey Akers, and Sheila Memitt. Also surviving are four brothers, James (Peggy), Danny, Paul, and Allen Link; three sisters, Betty Reynolds, Mary Richardson, Brenda Hungate (Carl); and one foster sister, Joyce Whitaker (Chris). Friends may call at Gardner Funeral Home after 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2016 where the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2016 with Pastor Jerry F. Akers (son), and Pastor Ben Whitaker officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg. on April 7, 2016.5

Census Records

1940Dwelling 64, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Harless Freeman Akers b. July 31, 1927, d. September 18, 2011
Marriage*Joan Link married Harless Freeman Akers, son of Andrew Colon Akers and Bessie Lillian Weeks, on December 29, 1951 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4,5 
Children
  • Vicki Lynn Akers2,4,5,9
  • Donna Ann Akers2,4,5,9
  • Jerry Freeman Akers2,4,5
  • Cynthia Gail "Cindy" Akers2,4,5,9
  • Mark Wayne Akers2,4,5,9

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rheba Light Link obituary in the Nov 21, 2010 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harless Freeman Akers obituary in the Sep 19, 2011 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joan Link Akers obituary in the Apr 7, 2016 edition.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Joseph Conner Link.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Chloe A. James1

F, b. June 28, 1905, d. April 5, 2000
     Chloe A. James was buried at Radford Cemetery, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway on Route 888, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on June 28, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 She married Leonard James Peters, son of Charles Willis Peters, on January 25, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 As of January 25, 1922,her married name was Peters. Chloe A. James died on April 5, 2000 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 94.2,4 She PETERS, Chloe James, 94, of Floyd, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2000 in a Roanoke hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Peters and a son, Wayne Peters. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Nancy Peters of Copper Hill; daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Lenard Harris of Salem, Shelby and Donald Fortner of Danville, Ky; grandchildren, Larry Wayne Peters, Carole Ann Craighead, Katherine Faith Hacker, Peggy Lynn Todaro, Michael L. Harris; great-grandchildren, Rebecca Peters, Bradley Peters, Quinn Todaro, Audrey Grace Hacker; sister, Mrs. Earl (Flora) Nolen of Floyd. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Donald Fortner officiating. Burial will follow in the Radford Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Maberry Funeral Home. on April 7, 2000.4

Family

Leonard James Peters b. November 8, 1900, d. February 28, 1974
Marriage*She married Leonard James Peters, son of Charles Willis Peters, on January 25, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 
Child
  • Glen Harvey Peters4,1

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S211] Ruth G. Hale, Radford Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Chloe James Peters obituary in the Apr 7, 2000 edition.

Dr. Gurney Pritchett "Geep" Whiteley1

M, b. January 16, 1923, d. August 17, 2008
     Dr. Gurney Pritchett "Geep" Whiteley married Nancy Bell Sowers, daughter of Joseph Chymer Sowers and Elsie Edith Bower.2,3,1 His Social Security Number was 231-16-7273.4 Dr. Gurney Pritchett "Geep" Whiteley was buried at Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rockbridge Baths, Rockbridge Co., Virginia.1 He was born on January 16, 1923 at Whitset, Guilford Co., North Carolina.4,1 He died on August 17, 2008 at Fishersville, Augusta Co., Virginia, at age 85.4,1 He Dr. Gurney Pritchett (Geep) Whiteley, 85, of Rockbridge Baths, died Sunday, August 17, 2008, in Augusta Medical Center. Born January 16, 1923, in Whitset, N.C., he was a son of the late Gurney Leslie Whiteley and Lece Pritchett Whiteley. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Sowers Whiteley; two sons, David Whiteley, of Easthampton, Mass., and Jonathan Whiteley, of Linz, Austria; one daughter, Patricia Whiteley, of Brownsburg, Va; a stepson, Todd Cook, of Chesapeake, Va; a stepdaughter, Betsy Cook, of Vergennes, Vt; grandchildren, Jonathan and Stephanie Whiteley, Nicholas and Nolan Cook; and great-grandson, Tyler Whiteley. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Rockbridge Baths with Dr. William Klein officiating. Interment will be in Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Theological Seminary Ministry Fund, Union Theological Seminary, 3401 Brooke Road, Richmond, Va. 23227. The family will receive friends at any time at the residence, 31 Hideaway Lane, Rockbridge Baths, Va. 24473. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, Va. on August 19, 2008.1

Family

Nancy Bell Sowers
Marriage*He married Nancy Bell Sowers, daughter of Joseph Chymer Sowers and Elsie Edith Bower.2,3,1 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Gurney Pritchett Whiteley obituary in the Aug 19, 2008 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joseph Chymer Sowers obituary in the Mar 27, 1997 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elsie Bower Sowers obituary in the Dec 19, 1999 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Monroe Wade1

M, b. June 25, 1865, d. February 25, 1939
FatherJohn C. Wade2,1
MotherMary C. Mangus2,1 b. November, 1828
     Monroe Wade was born on June 25, 1865 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 He married Rosetta Mildred Cole, daughter of William Bird Cole Jr. and Sarah J. Iddings, on January 14, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia; This was Monroe's third marriage.1 Monroe Wade died on February 25, 1939 at age 73.

Family

Rosetta Mildred Cole b. April 5, 1863, d. February 12, 1956
Marriage*He married Rosetta Mildred Cole, daughter of William Bird Cole Jr. and Sarah J. Iddings, on January 14, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia; This was Monroe's third marriage.1 

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm