Vernon Bertsal Ellison1,2,3

M, b. September 1, 1943, d. June 6, 2011
     Vernon Bertsal Ellison was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 He was born on September 1, 1943.5 He married Judith Ann "Judy" Guthrie, daughter of Howard Montague Guthrie and Helen Virginia Gearheart, on July 22, 1991 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 Vernon Bertsal Ellison died on June 6, 2011 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 67.4,3 He Vernon Ellison, 67, of Salem, passed away Monday, June 6, 2011. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Sherwood Memorial Park. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home, 366-0707. on June 7, 2011.4

Family

Judith Ann "Judy" Guthrie
Marriage*He married Judith Ann "Judy" Guthrie, daughter of Howard Montague Guthrie and Helen Virginia Gearheart, on July 22, 1991 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Howard Montague Guthrie obituary in the May 23, 1995 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vernon Ellison obituary in the Jun 7, 2011 edition.
  5. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.

Joyce Elaine Guthrie1,2,3

F, b. January 25, 1942, d. November 17, 2016
FatherHoward Montague Guthrie1,3,4,5 b. January 16, 1919, d. May 21, 1995
MotherHelen Virginia Gearheart1,3,4,5 b. September 4, 1918, d. October 21, 2020
     Joyce Elaine Guthrie was born on January 25, 1942 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,3,5 As of June 17, 1961,her married name was Harris.3 She married Harry Adrian Harris on June 17, 1961 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 Joyce Elaine Guthrie and Harry Adrian Harris were divorced on March 17, 1978 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 As of August 1, 1981,her married name was Pearson.3 Joyce Elaine Guthrie married Royall Stanford "Stan" Pearson on August 1, 1981 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,3,4,5 Joyce Elaine Guthrie died on November 17, 2016 at Hickory, Catawba Co., North Carolina, at age 74.5 She HICKORY - Joyce G. "JP" Pearson passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at Catawba Regional Hospice, after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. She was surrounded by a loving family and close friends. Born January 25, 1942, in Salem, Va., she was the daughter of Helen Guthrie and the late Howard Guthrie. She was a graduate of Andrew Lewis High School, Class of 1960. She was very proficient in business class and was an administrative assistant to the senior partner of a large architectural and engineering firm in Roanoke and later to the President of Roanoke College. JP was the first runner up in the Miss Roanoke County Pageant in 1960 and modeled part time for local department stores, a national catalog, and TV commercials. In 1981, she married her present husband, moved to Hickory, N.C., and worked as an administrative assistant to the owner and president of Hickory Printing Group. She decided to continue her education and attended Catawba Community College where she graduated with honors with an Associate Degree in Business Administration. She enrolled at Gardner Webb University and graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She then obtained her N.C. real estate broker's license and worked as a real estate broker for over twenty years until she retired. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 35 years, R.S. (Stan) Pearson, of the home; two sons, Reverend Lee Harris and wife, Carmen of Hampton, Va., Patrick Harris and wife, Summer of Hickory, N.C; two sisters, Judy Elliston of Salem, Va., Pam Poe and husband, Mike of Salem, Va; two brothers, Rodney Guthrie and wife, Vickie of Salem, Va., and Linwood Guthrie and wife, Jeannie of Delaware; three grandsons; a granddaughter; two stepsons; a stepdaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joyce accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized at the Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Va., when she was 12 years old, and she remained loyal to her church. on November 19, 2016.5

Family 1

Harry Adrian Harris
Marriage*She married Harry Adrian Harris on June 17, 1961 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 
Divorce* Joyce Elaine Guthrie and Harry Adrian Harris were divorced on March 17, 1978 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 
Children
  • Rev. Lee Harris5
  • Patrick Harris5

Family 2

Royall Stanford "Stan" Pearson
Marriage*Joyce Elaine Guthrie married Royall Stanford "Stan" Pearson on August 1, 1981 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,3,4,5 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Howard Montague Guthrie obituary in the May 23, 1995 edition.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Helen Virginia Gearheart Guthrie obituary in the Oct 23, 2020 edition.
  5. [S3358] Hickory Daily Record, From the Joyce Pearson obituary in the Nov 19, 2016 edition.
  6. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.

Howard Lynwood Guthrie1,2,3,4

M, b. June 16, 1940, d. December 8, 2019
FatherHoward Montague Guthrie1,5,4,6 b. January 16, 1919, d. May 21, 1995
MotherHelen Virginia Gearheart1,5,4,6 b. September 4, 1918, d. October 21, 2020
     Howard Lynwood Guthrie Howard L. Guthrie, 79, of Downingtown, PA, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on December 8, 2019. He was born on June 16, 1940 to Howard M. and Helen G. Guthrie. He graduated from Andrew Lewis High School in Salem, VA and University of Delaware. Howard was the General Manager of Braunsteins in Wilmington, DE, enjoyed a successful career in Real Estate, and then eventually retired as a dedicated employee of MBNA Delaware. Howard was a faithful member of Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Newark, DE. He is survived by his wife Jeanne Gladden Guthrie, with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in August 2020. He is also survived by a daughter and son-in-law Robyn and Eric, daughter Renae, and four grandchildren: Hannah, Maya, Ethan, and Jacob, all of whom he loved deeply. Finally, he is survived by his mother Helen and three siblings: Pam, Pete and Judy, all from the Salem, VA area. He is preceded in death by his father and sister, Joyce.4 He was born on June 16, 1940 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,3,4 He married Patricia Ann Barnes on July 8, 1961 at Dillon, Dillon Co., South Carolina.3 Howard Lynwood Guthrie and Patricia Ann Barnes were divorced on July 16, 1969 at Virginia Beach, Virginia.3 Howard Lynwood Guthrie married Jeanne Gladden in August, 1970.4 Howard Lynwood Guthrie died on December 8, 2019 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, at age 79.4

Family 1

Patricia Ann Barnes
Marriage*He married Patricia Ann Barnes on July 8, 1961 at Dillon, Dillon Co., South Carolina.3 
Divorce* Howard Lynwood Guthrie and Patricia Ann Barnes were divorced on July 16, 1969 at Virginia Beach, Virginia.3 

Family 2

Jeanne Gladden
Marriage*Howard Lynwood Guthrie married Jeanne Gladden in August, 1970.4 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Howard Montague Guthrie obituary in the May 23, 1995 edition.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  4. [S9765] Harris Mountain Funeral Home, online www.harrismountainfuneralhome.com, From the Howard L. Guthrie obituary.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Helen Virginia Gearheart Guthrie obituary in the Oct 23, 2020 edition.
  6. [S3358] Hickory Daily Record, From the Joyce Pearson obituary in the Nov 19, 2016 edition.

Stanley David Sisson1,2

M, b. January 2, 1856, d. June 13, 1941
FatherJames Madison Sisson2 b. October 4, 1831, d. November 23, 1900
MotherElizabeth Jane "Eliza" Coon2 b. March 7, 1834, d. September 13, 1884
     Stanley David Sisson was buried at Piedmont Cemetery, Rt. 11 to Shawsville, turn at nursing home, Rt. 637, about 8 miles on the left, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He was born on January 2, 1856 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The funeral home records have a birth date of Jun 2, 1858.4,3,5,1,2 He married Lydia Leona Miles, daughter of Captain Robert Edwin Miles and Abigail Smith, on January 11, 1883.3,5,1 Stanley David Sisson died on June 13, 1941 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 85.3,1,2

Family

Lydia Leona Miles b. December 4, 1865, d. June 15, 1922
Marriage*He married Lydia Leona Miles, daughter of Captain Robert Edwin Miles and Abigail Smith, on January 11, 1883.3,5,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S1698] Unknown compiler, Records of Death - Book 19, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Dec 5, 1936 - Oct 21, 1944.
  3. [S240] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Piedmont Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S273] Floyd Co., Virginia Family Bibles, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbs/fambible.html
  6. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S1706] Fred M. Craig, Records of Death - Book 28, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Jul, 1959 - Jun, 1960.

Lydia Leona Miles1

F, b. December 4, 1865, d. June 15, 1922
FatherCaptain Robert Edwin Miles2,3,1 b. December 8, 1839, d. December 5, 1942
MotherAbigail Smith2,3,1 b. October 19, 1836, d. November 30, 1927
     Lydia Leona Miles was buried at Piedmont Cemetery, Rt. 11 to Shawsville, turn at nursing home, Rt. 637, about 8 miles on the left, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 She was born on December 4, 1865 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,5,3,1 She married Stanley David Sisson, son of James Madison Sisson and Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Coon, on January 11, 1883.4,5,3 As of January 11, 1883,her married name was Sisson. Lydia Leona Miles died on June 15, 1922 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 56.4,5,3,1

Family

Stanley David Sisson b. January 2, 1856, d. June 13, 1941
Marriage*She married Stanley David Sisson, son of James Madison Sisson and Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Coon, on January 11, 1883.4,5,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1690] W. W. Likens, Records of Death - Book 7, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Jan 1, 1921 - Aug 31, 1922.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S240] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Piedmont Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  5. [S273] Floyd Co., Virginia Family Bibles, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbs/fambible.html
  6. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S1706] Fred M. Craig, Records of Death - Book 28, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Jul, 1959 - Jun, 1960.

Joseph Albert Sowers1,2

M, b. April 8, 1883, d. March 23, 1967
     Joseph Albert Sowers was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He married Lucy Etta "Bea" Scott.1,3 Joseph Albert Sowers was born on April 8, 1883 at Virginia.1,2 He died on March 23, 1967 at age 83.1

Family

Lucy Etta "Bea" Scott b. December 1, 1894, d. January 11, 1979
Marriage*He married Lucy Etta "Bea" Scott.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Lucy Scott Sowers obituary in the Jan 18, 1979 edition.
  4. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Lucy Etta "Bea" Scott1,2,3

F, b. December 1, 1894, d. January 11, 1979
     Lucy Etta "Bea" Scott married Joseph Albert Sowers.1,3 Lucy Etta "Bea" Scott was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 Her married name was Sowers. She was born on December 1, 1894 at Virginia.1 She died on January 11, 1979 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 84.1,3 She FLOYD -- Mrs. Lucy Scott (Bea) Sowers, age 84, died in a Roanoke hospital Thursday night, January 11, 1979. She was the widow of Joseph A. Sowers. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lucy Jo Ernst, Summerville, S.C; four sons, Frank Sowers, Freeman, W. Va., Scott Sowers, Salem, Ralph Sowers, Gate City, Paul Sowers, Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Sowers, Christiansburg; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 13, 1979, at 2:00 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Clarence Dishman and the Rev. Gary Kelly officiating, with interment in Jacksonville Cemetery. on January 18, 1979.3

Family

Joseph Albert Sowers b. April 8, 1883, d. March 23, 1967
Marriage*She married Joseph Albert Sowers.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18, From her husband's WWI Draft Registration card.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Lucy Scott Sowers obituary in the Jan 18, 1979 edition.
  4. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.