Roy Abe Woods1,2,3,4

M, b. October 31, 1908, d. February 1, 2007
     Roy Abe Woods was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He was born on October 31, 1908 at Roanoke Co., Virginia; His obituary and the SSDI have a birth date of Oct 30, 1908.5,3,4 He married Glathia Lillian Vest, daughter of Doctor Elisha "Dock" Vest and Miranda Ann Vest, in September, 1927 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1,6 Roy Abe Woods and Glathia Lillian Vest were divorced on April 24, 1946 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6 Roy Abe Woods died on February 1, 2007 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 98.3,5 He Roy Abe Woods, 98, of Christiansburg, departed this life Thursday morning, February 1, 2007 at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg following a short illness. Born in Roanoke County on October 30, 1908, he was a son of the late Abe and Amanda Ellis Woods. He was a veteran of the US Army, World War II, and earned his living as a millwright. His son, Frank William Woods, a grandson, Curtis Dale Woods, his brothers, Leonard, Frank and Griff Woods and a sister, Ida Morris preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Audrey Lafon Woods; two sons, Ralph Woods of Lakeland, Florida and Robert and his wife Lola Woods of Salem; six grandchildren, Mike and Karen Woods of Richmond, Linda Whitt of Roanoke, Judy Woods of Blacksburg, Alvin and Angie Woods of Salem, Becky Lynn and Michael Wilson, Robert Woods, Jr. of Elliston; nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and two special friends, Tootsie and Samantha. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with burial following in Sunset Cemetery at Christiansburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour before services. on February 4, 2007.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 52, District 61-18, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia2

Occupation

1940Highway upkeep laborer2

Family

Glathia Lillian Vest b. July 11, 1913, d. March 26, 1979
Marriage*Roy Abe Woods married Glathia Lillian Vest, daughter of Doctor Elisha "Dock" Vest and Miranda Ann Vest, in September, 1927 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.1,6 
Divorce* Roy Abe Woods and Glathia Lillian Vest were divorced on April 24, 1946 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roy Abe Woods obituary in the Feb 4, 2007 edition.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Carva Daris Shelor

M, b. January 16, 1912, d. February 4, 1991
     Carva Daris Shelor married Mary Etta Vest, daughter of Doctor Elisha "Dock" Vest and Miranda Ann Vest.1,2,3 Carva Daris Shelor was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,1 He was born on January 16, 1912.4,2 He died on February 4, 1991 at Radford, Virginia, at age 79.4,1,2 He Carva Daris Shelor, age 79, died Monday, February 4, 1991, in a Radford hospital. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter and is survived by his wife, Mary Vest Shelor; two daughters and a son-in-law, Pat Collier, Christiansburg; Frances and Donald Bowyer, Toano, Va; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Curtis Shelor, Christiansburg; Windel and Diann Shelor, Christiansburg; a sister, Sylvia Walker, Radford; three brothers, Albert Rosboro Shelor, Salem; Janna G. Shelor, Christiansburg; Darcie C. Shelor, Floyd; one granddaughter and her husband, Angela and John Thompson. The funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday from the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home, conducted by Mr. Sonny Furrow and Mr. Bobby Sutphin with burial in Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 Tuesday evening at the funeral home. on February 5, 1991.1

Family

Mary Etta Vest b. October 25, 1915, d. March 22, 2013
Marriage*He married Mary Etta Vest, daughter of Doctor Elisha "Dock" Vest and Miranda Ann Vest.1,2,3 
Children
  • Infant Shelor1,3
  • Curtis Eugene Shelor1,2,3
  • Windel Wright Shelor1,2,3
  • Patricia Jane "Pat" Shelor1,2,3
  • Frances Louise Shelor1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Carva Daris Shelor obituary in the Feb 4, 1991 edition.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Vest Shelor obituary in the Mar 24, 2013 edition.
  4. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

Stella Nancy Whitenack1,2,3

F, b. April 1, 1883, d. October 17, 1961
FatherJonathan A. Whitenack2,1,3 b. circa 1837, d. April 25, 1911
MotherSarah Ann "Sallie" Vest1,2,3 b. circa 1840, d. 1903
     Stella Nancy Whitenack was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1,3 She was born on April 1, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 She married James Nathan Vest, son of William F. Vest and Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Conner, on January 3, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5,1,3 As of January 3, 1900,her married name was Vest. Stella Nancy Whitenack died on October 17, 1961 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 78.4,1,3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 160, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 139, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 2, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 434, District 81-15, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia9

Family

James Nathan Vest b. June 16, 1879, d. December 25, 1964
Marriage*Stella Nancy Whitenack married James Nathan Vest, son of William F. Vest and Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Conner, on January 3, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5,1,3 
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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  5. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  11. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the infant Vest death certificate.

Mamie A. Vest1,2,3,4

F, b. November 3, 1901, d. March 19, 1991
FatherJames Nathan Vest2,5,3,4 b. June 16, 1879, d. December 25, 1964
MotherStella Nancy Whitenack2,5,3,4 b. April 1, 1883, d. October 17, 1961
     Her Social Security Number was 229-64-5815.6 Mamie A. Vest was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,4 She was born on November 3, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,4 As of circa 1926,her married name was Hoback.7 She married James Letcher Hoback, son of Jacob Shevern "Jake" Hoback and Julie Ann Bower, circa 1926.2,7,8 Mamie A. Vest died on March 19, 1991 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 89.6,1,2,4 She Mrs. Mamie Vest Hoback, age 90, of Roanoke, died Tuesday. She was a member of Windsor Hills Baptist Church. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Reba Inge, Roanoke; four nephews, Ray Vest, Waldrof, Md; Earl Vest, Floyd; Cecil Leffler; James D. Leffler, both of Roanoke; one niece, Gail Hammersley, Salem. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lotz Salem Chapel with Rev. C. Lawrence Dodson officiating. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Mrs. Reba Inge home, 4728 Cordell Dr., S.W. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Salem Chapel. on March 21, 1991.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 160, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 139, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 44, District 27, Roanoke, Virginia7
1940Dwelling 162, District 81-12, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1940Chicken farmer9

Family

James Letcher Hoback b. December 22, 1897, d. September 6, 1979
Marriage*Mamie A. Vest married James Letcher Hoback, son of Jacob Shevern "Jake" Hoback and Julie Ann Bower, circa 1926.2,7,8 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mamie Vest Hoback obituary in the Mar 21, 1991 edition.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2721] Roanoke City VA Archives - Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Malcolm Everette/Everett Williams1,2,3,4,5

M, b. May 27, 1894, d. November 4, 1961
FatherRichard Noah Williams1,2,4 b. June 11, 1859, d. March 9, 1939
MotherRoberta Ellis "Bertie" Burkes1,2,4 b. 1868, d. 1918
     Malcolm Everette/Everett Williams was buried at Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, 609 Seaford Road, Seaford, York Co., Virginia.6,4 He was born on May 27, 1894 at Gladstone, Nelson Co., Virginia.3,6,4 He married Mae Elizabeth Reid on April 27, 1917 at Washington, D.C..4,5 Malcolm Everette/Everett Williams died on November 4, 1961 at Newport News, Virginia, at age 67.6,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 367, District 3, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia1
1910Dwelling 280, District 72, Ward 2, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia2
1920Dwelling 303, District 76, Ward 2, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 138, District 3, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 177, District 105-4, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1920Railroad weigh master7
1930Billard parlor helper8
1940Pool room clerk9

Family

Mae Elizabeth Reid b. May 11, 1899, d. May 19, 1986
Marriage*Malcolm Everette/Everett Williams married Mae Elizabeth Reid on April 27, 1917 at Washington, D.C..4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S5416] Unknown compiler, Washington, D.C., U.S., Compiled Marriage Index, 1830-1921.
  6. [S3453] Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, York Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Druscilla Ann "Julia" "Zillie" Conner1,2,3

F, b. June 15, 1869, d. March 4, 1950
FatherDaniel Otey Conner2,1 b. September 7, 1813, d. January 14, 1897
MotherMartha Emmaline Craghead1,2 b. 1828, d. July 31, 1888
     Druscilla Ann "Julia" "Zillie" Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 She was born on June 15, 1869 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 She married William Nathan Poff, son of Fleming Henry Poff and Mary Peradine Conner, on November 2, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1,2,5 As of November 2, 1893,her married name was Poff. Druscilla Ann "Julia" "Zillie" Conner died on March 4, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 80.4,2,5

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 252, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1910Dwelling 35, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 112, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 17, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Family

William Nathan Poff b. October 25, 1869, d. September 14, 1953
Marriage*Druscilla Ann "Julia" "Zillie" Conner married William Nathan Poff, son of Fleming Henry Poff and Mary Peradine Conner, on November 2, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1,2,5 

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Harlie Conrad Vest1

M, b. March 23, 1909, d. May 14, 1935
FatherJames Nathan Vest2,3,4,5,6,7,8 b. June 16, 1879, d. December 25, 1964
MotherStella Nancy Whitenack2,4,5,6,7,8 b. April 1, 1883, d. October 17, 1961
     Harlie Conrad Vest was buried at Yates Family Cemetery, near Stonewall Church, one-half mile off 4366 Rt. 221 N., Floyd Co., Virginia.2,9,1 He was born on March 23, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,1 He married Irene Vivian Yates, daughter of Sharon Berkley Yates and Hettie Lee King, on July 16, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2,4 Harlie Conrad Vest died on May 14, 1935 at Catawba, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 26; Died of tuberculosis.2,9,8,1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 160, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 139, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 2, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930Sate road patrolman6
1930State highway worker3

Family

Irene Vivian Yates b. April 23, 1912, d. March 24, 1972
Marriage*Harlie Conrad Vest married Irene Vivian Yates, daughter of Sharon Berkley Yates and Hettie Lee King, on July 16, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S402] Mary Conner Williams, Yates Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Earl Stewart Vest obituary in the Jan 8, 2022 edition.
  11. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Lewis Raye Vest obituary in the Nov 17, 2009 edition.
  12. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Reba Mildred Vest1,2,3,4,5

F, b. April 3, 1911, d. February 23, 1998
FatherJames Nathan Vest1,2 b. June 16, 1879, d. December 25, 1964
MotherStella Nancy Whitenack1,2 b. April 1, 1883, d. October 17, 1961
     Reba Mildred Vest was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.3 She was born on April 3, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,7 As of August 22, 1931,her married name was Leffler.7 She married Cecil Wilson Leffler on August 22, 1931 at Roanoke, Virginia.7 Reba Mildred Vest and Cecil Wilson Leffler were divorced on December 6, 1941 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.7 Reba Mildred Vest married Dibrel Leaneus/Leaneaus Inge on August 30, 1943 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,3,5,4 As of August 30, 1943,her married name was Inge.5 Reba Mildred Vest died on February 23, 1998 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 86.3,4 She INGE, Reba Vest Leffler, 86, of Roanoke passed away Monday, February 23, 1998, at her home. She was a member of Windsor Hills Baptist Church and retired from Advance Auto Parts. Mrs. Inge was preceded in death by her husband, D. L. Inge, and a son, James William Leffler. Surviving are her son, Cecil Gene Leffler, Roanoke; grandchildren, James Dale Leffler and wife Patsy, Salem, Jennifer Leffler Hammersley and husband Robert, Wilmington, N. C., great-granddaughters, Jenny and Chrissy Hammersley, stepson, Eugene "Sonny" Inge, Woodbridge. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3825 Electric Rd., Roanoke, Virginia 24018. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 1998, at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Chapel, 5160 Peters Creek Rd. by the Rev. Ronald L. Sutherland. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. on February 24, 1998.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 139, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 162, District 81-12, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia8

Family 1

Cecil Wilson Leffler b. February 4, 1913, d. March 15, 2003
Marriage*Reba Mildred Vest married Cecil Wilson Leffler on August 22, 1931 at Roanoke, Virginia.7 
Divorce* Reba Mildred Vest and Cecil Wilson Leffler were divorced on December 6, 1941 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.7 
Children

Family 2

Dibrel Leaneus/Leaneaus Inge b. November 4, 1914, d. December 17, 1985
Marriage*Reba Mildred Vest married Dibrel Leaneus/Leaneaus Inge on August 30, 1943 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,3,5,4 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reba Vest Leffler Inge obituary in the Feb 24, 1998 edition.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  7. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mamie Vest Hoback obituary in the Mar 21, 1991 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cecil Gene Leffler obituary in the Jul 24, 2009 edition.

James Letcher Hoback1,2

M, b. December 22, 1897, d. September 6, 1979
FatherJacob Shevern "Jake" Hoback3 b. November 6, 1875, d. April 20, 1961
MotherJulie Ann Bower3 b. April 5, 1878, d. June 26, 1944
     James Letcher Hoback was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.4 His Social Security Number was 228-38-2192.5 He was born on December 22, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,4,2 He married Mamie A. Vest, daughter of James Nathan Vest and Stella Nancy Whitenack, circa 1926.6,7,4 James Letcher Hoback died on September 6, 1979 at age 81.8,4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 44, District 27, Roanoke, Virginia7
1940Dwelling 162, District 81-12, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1930Rayon mill spinner7
1940Gas and oil salesman9

Family

Mamie A. Vest b. November 3, 1901, d. March 19, 1991
Marriage*James Letcher Hoback married Mamie A. Vest, daughter of James Nathan Vest and Stella Nancy Whitenack, circa 1926.6,7,4 

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [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.
  3. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  4. [S2721] Roanoke City VA Archives - Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1640] Jack Spangler, Index of Obituary and Death Notices Appearing in the Floyd Press 1973-1999.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Lewis Raye Vest1,2

M, b. August 26, 1933, d. November 4, 2009
FatherHarlie Conrad Vest3,4,5,1,2 b. March 23, 1909, d. May 14, 1935
MotherIrene Vivian Yates3,4,5,6,1,2 b. April 23, 1912, d. March 24, 1972
     Lewis Raye Vest was buried at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Charles Co., Maryland.1 He and Dorothy Virginia Richards were divorced.7 Lewis Raye Vest married Barbara Unknown.1 Lewis Raye Vest was born on August 26, 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1 He married Dorothy Virginia Richards on November 23, 1955.3,4,5 Lewis Raye Vest died on November 4, 2009 at Waldorf, Charles Co., Maryland, at age 76.1 He WALDORF, MARYLAND -- Lewis Raye Vest passed away November 4, 2009. A native of Floyd County, he was born August 26, 1933, and was predeceased by his parents, Harley Vest and Irene Yates Vest, his grandmother who raised him, Hettie Yates, and sons Douglas Vest and Mark Miller. He was the devoted husband of Barbara Vest; beloved father of Lewis R. (Diane) Vest Jr; Virginia Lee (Alan) Hintze; Julie (Gary) Vance; Raymond Vest; and Jennifer Adell. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and his brother and sister-in-law Earl and Mamie Vest of Floyd. He was the founder and former owner of Raye Vest Corporation and the Raye Vest Racing Team. Raye was a devoted and contributing member to many worthy causes in the community he loved. The family received friends at the Huntt Funeral Home in Waldorf on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service was held Monday, November 9, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Waldorf, with interment at Trinity Memorial Gardens. on November 17, 2009.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 3, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family 1

Barbara Unknown
Marriage*Lewis Raye Vest married Barbara Unknown.1 

Family 2

Dorothy Virginia Richards
Divorce*Lewis Raye Vest and Dorothy Virginia Richards were divorced.7 
Marriage* Lewis Raye Vest married Dorothy Virginia Richards on November 23, 1955.3,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Lewis Raye Vest obituary in the Nov 17, 2009 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Earl Stewart Vest obituary in the Jan 8, 2022 edition.
  3. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  4. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Irene Vest Bandy obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  7. [S1615] Lindsay D. Vest, "Vest Family Tree," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Apr 7, 2008.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Earl Stewart Vest1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. August 11, 1935, d. January 3, 2022
FatherHarlie Conrad Vest1,2,7,8,9,6 b. March 23, 1909, d. May 14, 1935
MotherIrene Vivian Yates1,2,7,8,10,9,6 b. April 23, 1912, d. March 24, 1972
     Earl Stewart Vest was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.6 He was born on August 11, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,3,4,6 He married Mamie Edyth Phillips on March 8, 1958 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1,2,8,5,6 Earl Stewart Vest died on January 3, 2022 at Virginia at age 86.6 He Earl Stewart Vest, 86 of Floyd, entered into eternal rest to join his beloved wife, Mamie Phillips Vest, on Monday, January 3, 2022. Earl, a native of Floyd, was born on August 11, 1935 to Irene Yates Vest and Harlie Conrad Vest and was raised on the family farm home place along with his grandmother, Hettie L. Yates. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lewis Raye Vest and Clinton Vest; and sisters-in-law, Ruth Heafner and Helen Mabry. Earl graduated from Check High School in 1952 and was married to his high school sweetheart, Mamie Phillips, on March 8, 1958. They were blessed with 56 years of marriage together. Earl worked at the Norfolk & Western Railway Co. in Roanoke, Va. for 37 years and after retirement operated his cattle farm in Floyd at the Vest family home place. Left to to honor his memory is a special friend, Sedona Marguerite Hanks; sisters-in-law, Barbara Vest and Dorothy Vest; nieces, Rebecca Heafner Schlosser (Michael), Cathy Mabry Cloninger (Alan), and Virginia Hintze (Alan); nephews, Douglas Mabry (Tami), Michael Phillips (Barbara), Terry Phillips (Wanda), Jeffrey Phillips (Jill), Lewis Ray Vest Jr., and Raymond Vest; and many great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2022 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery. on January 8, 2022.6

Census Records

1940Dwelling 3, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Family

Mamie Edyth Phillips b. August 9, 1938, d. November 19, 2015
Marriage*Earl Stewart Vest married Mamie Edyth Phillips on March 8, 1958 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1,2,8,5,6 

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S3630] Jacksonville Burial Ground, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mamie Phillips Vest obituary in the Nov 21, 2015 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Earl Stewart Vest obituary in the Jan 8, 2022 edition.
  7. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  9. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Lewis Raye Vest obituary in the Nov 17, 2009 edition.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Irene Vest Bandy obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

William Mitchell Conner1,2

M, b. November 6, 1854, d. August 18, 1931
FatherJacob R. Conner1,3,4 b. October, 1825, d. March 9, 1912
MotherElizabeth Ann Martin1 b. April, 1820, d. before November 24, 1904
     William Mitchell Conner was born on November 6, 1854 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5 He married Sarah A. "Amanda" Poff, daughter of Samuel Poff and Matilda E. DeWeese, on June 6, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 William Mitchell Conner died on August 18, 1931 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 76.6,4

Census Records

1860Dwelling 623, Giles Co., Virginia1
1870Dwelling 150, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1880Dwelling 364, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 251, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1910Dwelling 5, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 60, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEmunerated in the household of his son-in-law George Willis11

Occupation

1880Laborer7
1900Day laborer9
1910Farmer10

Family

Sarah A. "Amanda" Poff b. May, 1848
Marriage*William Mitchell Conner married Sarah A. "Amanda" Poff, daughter of Samuel Poff and Matilda E. DeWeese, on June 6, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 
Children

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. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  6. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  13. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.
  14. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.
  15. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Mamie Edyth Phillips1,2,3,4

F, b. August 9, 1938, d. November 19, 2015
     Mamie Edyth Phillips was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 She was born on August 9, 1938 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 She married Earl Stewart Vest, son of Harlie Conrad Vest and Irene Vivian Yates, on March 8, 1958 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6,1,7,3,8 As of March 8, 1958,her married name was Vest.5 Mamie Edyth Phillips died on November 19, 2015 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 77.2,3 She Mamie Phillips Vest of Floyd and Roanoke entered into eternal rest Tuesday, November 17, 2015. A native of Floyd County, she was born August 9, 1938, the youngest child of the late Deputy Sheriff William Lewis Phillips and Cordova Quesenberry Phillips. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Morris Phillips and wife, Freeda; a sister, Clarah Vae Phillips; brother-in-law, Elwood Mabry, and infant brother and beloved great nephew, David Schlosser. Left to honor her memory are her best friend and husband of 56 years, Earl Stewart Vest. She is survived by a great love of her life, granddaughter, Sedona Marguerite Hanks who brought much joy and pride. Surviving are sister and brother-in-law, George and Ruth Heafner, Helen Mabry; sister-in-law, Barbara Vest. Mamie enjoyed a long and vibrant career in advertising/design/public relations in Roanoke. Her art career was launched with an internship at Delmar Studios in Charlotte. Returning to the area to marry the love of her life, she worked as a graphic artist for Roanoke Engraving followed by employment as Director of Art Services at Brand Edmonds Advertising. At age 28, she established her independent business, Mamie Vest Associates. In addition to her agency work, she served for several years as a legislative aide in both the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates. She was appointed by Governor Linwood Holton to the Consumer Credit Study Commission; by Governor John Dalton to the Advisory Committee on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion; and by Governor George Allen to the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Museum of Natural History. She served as Chairman of the Roanoke City Arts Commission and was an active member of the Roanoke City Sigh Ordinance Committee. She also served as the Roanoke Valley Coordinator for the Virginia Bicentennial Commission. During the 1970's '80s and 90s, she created and directed advertising for over 80 local, state and federal Republican political campaigns. She received the American Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award in Roanoke for contributions to the industry and community, the first woman to receive the honor in Virginia. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Maberry Funeral Home in Floyd Sunday, November 22, 2015, followed by interment at Jacksonville Cemetery. on November 21, 2015.3

Family

Earl Stewart Vest b. August 11, 1935, d. January 3, 2022
Marriage*She married Earl Stewart Vest, son of Harlie Conrad Vest and Irene Vivian Yates, on March 8, 1958 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6,1,7,3,8 

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S3630] Jacksonville Burial Ground, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mamie Phillips Vest obituary in the Nov 21, 2015 edition.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  7. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Earl Stewart Vest obituary in the Jan 8, 2022 edition.

Cecil Wilson Leffler1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. February 4, 1913, d. March 15, 2003
     Cecil Wilson Leffler was buried at Parklawn Memorial Gardens, 2730 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., North Carolina.8,6 His Social Security Number was 231-05-5091.9 He was born on February 4, 1913 at Roanoke, Virginia.9,4,8,5,6,7 He married Reba Mildred Vest, daughter of James Nathan Vest and Stella Nancy Whitenack, on August 22, 1931 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 Cecil Wilson Leffler and Reba Mildred Vest were divorced on December 6, 1941 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 Cecil Wilson Leffler died on March 15, 2003 at Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., North Carolina, at age 90.9,4,8,6,7 He LEFFLER, Cecil Wilson, 90, of Winston-Salem died early Saturday morning March 15, 2003 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born in Roanoke, VA Feb. 4, 1913 to William G. and Maude Ferguson Leffler. Mr. Leffler served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received a Purple Heart. He had retired from Hennis Freight Lines and was preceded in death by a son, James William "Bill" Leffler. Surviving are his wife of fifty years, Francine Tuck Leffler of the home; three daughters, Celia "Ceedi" Leffler and Linda Pittman both of Winston-Salem and Carol Fox of Louisburg; two sons, Gene Leffler of Roanoke, VA and C.P. Reekes of Lutz, FL; a sister, Doris Purser of Blackfoot, Idaho; also six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens with full military honors by the V.F.W District 11 Memorial Honor Guard. on March 16, 2003.7

Family

Reba Mildred Vest b. April 3, 1911, d. February 23, 1998
Marriage*He married Reba Mildred Vest, daughter of James Nathan Vest and Stella Nancy Whitenack, on August 22, 1931 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 
Divorce* Cecil Wilson Leffler and Reba Mildred Vest were divorced on December 6, 1941 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cecil Gene Leffler obituary in the Jul 24, 2009 edition.
  3. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  4. [S1028] North Carolina Archives and Records Section and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908-2004.
  5. [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.
  6. [S3849] Parklawn Memorial Park, Forsyth Co., NC, online http://www.findagrave.com
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cecil Wilson Leffler obituary in the Mar 16, 2003 edition.
  8. [S1405] National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reba Vest Leffler Inge obituary in the Feb 24, 1998 edition.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Lucy Byer Muncy1,2,3,4

F, b. November 25, 1879, d. December 5, 1959
FatherJubal Henry Lee "Lee" Muncy3,2,5,6,7,4 b. March 14, 1849, d. 1934
MotherLeRena Demeris "Irena" Conner2,3,5,6,7,4 b. February 1, 1856, d. June 27, 1930
     Lucy Byer Muncy was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1,2,4 She was born on November 25, 1879 at Virginia; The Floyd Co. Index has a birth date of Nov 26, 1880.8,1,2,7,4 She married Robert Lee Vest, son of William F. Vest and Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Conner, on January 5, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,9,2,4 As of January 5, 1904,her married name was Vest.3 Lucy Byer Muncy died on December 5, 1959 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 80.8,1,2,4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 484, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 72, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 162, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 63, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1930Dwelling 111, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1940Dwelling 155, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14

Family

Robert Lee Vest b. May 13, 1885, d. October 13, 1943
Marriage*Lucy Byer Muncy married Robert Lee Vest, son of William F. Vest and Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Conner, on January 5, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,9,2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  8. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vida Vest Adkins obituary in the Apr 23, 1997 edition.
  16. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  18. [S297] Ellen Stanley Rogers & Norris Prillaman Miller, The Prillaman Family, Descendants of Jacob Prillaman.
  19. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  20. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  21. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  22. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Jubal Henry Lee Muncy Jr.1

M, b. November 16, 1893, d. September 13, 1971
FatherJubal Henry Lee "Lee" Muncy2,3,4,5,6 b. March 14, 1849, d. 1934
MotherLeRena Demeris "Irena" Conner2,3,4,5,6 b. February 1, 1856, d. June 27, 1930
     His Social Security Number was 228-38-0213.7 Jubal Henry Lee Muncy Jr. was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,9,6 He was born on November 16, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,7,9,1,6 He died on September 13, 1971 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 77.9,6

Census Records

1900Dwelling 72, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 131, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 196, District 45, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 31, District 2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1920Farm laborer4
1930Farmer5

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  9. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.

Bertie B. Vest1

F, b. October 18, 1904, d. December 1, 1991
FatherRobert Lee Vest2,3,4,1 b. May 13, 1885, d. October 13, 1943
MotherLucy Byer Muncy2,3,4,1 b. November 25, 1879, d. December 5, 1959
     Bertie B. Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6,7 Her Social Security Number was 229-62-9820.8 She was born on October 18, 1904 at Virginia.8,3 As of circa 1929,her married name was Poff.9 She married Santis "Bud" Poff, son of James Fleming Poff and Minnie Belle McNeil, circa 1929.7,6,10,3,9,11,12 Bertie B. Vest died on December 1, 1991 at Virginia at age 87.8,5 She Mrs. Bertie Vest Poff, age 87, of Roanoke, died Sunday. Mrs. Poff was the widow of Santis (Bud) Poff and is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Alvin and Betty Poff, Salem; three daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Ben Campbell, Salem; Shirley and Wayne Montgomery, Blue Ridge; Nellie and James Stanley, Roanoke; a brother, Allen Vest, Floyd County; four sisters, Bessie McDonald, Floyd County; Vida Adkins, Vinton; Anna Rene Lovern, Roanoke County; Virginia Crouch, Roanoke; 14 grandchildren, Marla Bohling, Susan Ferguson, Natalie Rohaley, Karen Campbell, Jeff Montgomery, Barry Campbell, Denise Matze, Julie Poff, Greg Montgomery, Rhonda Stanley, Lisa Stanley, Kevin Campbell, Alyson Montgomery, James Alan Stanley and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from Lotz Roanoke Chapel, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 1991 with Rev. Gene Hagenberger officiating. Interment will be in Wilson Cemetery, Floyd County, Va. Friends may call at Lotz Roanoke Chapel. on December 3, 1991.7

Census Records

1910Dwelling 162, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 63, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 359, District 32, Roanoke, Virginia9
1940Dwelling 198, District 119-41, Roanoke, Virginia13

Family

Santis "Bud" Poff b. November 25, 1903, d. October 18, 1975
Marriage*Bertie B. Vest married Santis "Bud" Poff, son of James Fleming Poff and Minnie Belle McNeil, circa 1929.7,6,10,3,9,11,12 
Children

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vida Vest Adkins obituary in the Apr 23, 1997 edition.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  6. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bertie Vest Poff obituary in the Dec 3, 1991 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Santis Poff obituary in an unknown edition.
  11. [S1859] Eleanor Stuart Mcneil Mullins and Maynard McNeil, "Some Descendants of Jacob Ireson McNeil."
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bonnie Poff Campbell obituary in the Sep 26, 2007 edition.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nellie Poff Stanley obituary in the Jan 29, 2015 edition.
  17. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Bessie Aldise Vest1,2

F, b. August 6, 1906, d. November 29, 1998
FatherRobert Lee Vest1,2,3,4,5 b. May 13, 1885, d. October 13, 1943
MotherLucy Byer Muncy1,2,3,4,5 b. November 25, 1879, d. December 5, 1959
     Bessie Aldise Vest married Thomas Albert McDonald.6,7,2 Her Social Security Number was 226-16-5263.8 Bessie Aldise Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,9,10 Her married name was McDonald. She was born on August 6, 1906 at Virginia; The Craghead and Iddings books have a birth date of Aug 13, 1906.8,10,2 She married Jessie Leonard Craighead, son of Charles Otey Craighead and Mary Ann Reanne "Ara" Simpson, on January 30, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,11,6,12,2 As of January 30, 1928,her married name was Craighead. Bessie Aldise Vest died on November 29, 1998 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 92.8,6,9,10 She McDONALD, Bessie Vest Craighead, 92, of Copper Hill, died at her home Sunday night, November 29, 1998. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leonard Craighead and Thomas McDonald. Surviving is one sister, Virginia Crouch, Roanoke; stepson and step-grandson, Thomas McDonald and Thomas McDonald, III, Little Rock, Ark; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Bowman officiating. Interment in Wilson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wood Funeral Home. on December 2, 1998.6

Census Records

1910Dwelling 162, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 63, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 34, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1940Dwelling 28, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14

Occupation

1930Telephone company switchboard operator13
1940Operator14

Family 1

Thomas Albert McDonald b. January 13, 1909, d. February 24, 1988
Marriage*Bessie Aldise Vest married Thomas Albert McDonald.6,7,2 

Family 2

Jessie Leonard Craighead b. April 10, 1907, d. May 2, 1979
Marriage*Bessie Aldise Vest married Jessie Leonard Craighead, son of Charles Otey Craighead and Mary Ann Reanne "Ara" Simpson, on January 30, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,11,6,12,2 

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vida Vest Adkins obituary in the Apr 23, 1997 edition.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bessie Vest Craighead McDonald obituary in the Dec 2, 1998 edition.
  7. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Thomas Albert McDonald obituary in an undated edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  10. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  11. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Jessie Leonard Craighead.
  12. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Jessie Leonard Craighead obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  13. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Sherman Byer Vest1,2,3

M, b. October 5, 1908, d. June 30, 1909
FatherRobert Lee Vest2,4 b. May 13, 1885, d. October 13, 1943
MotherLucy Byer Muncy2,4 b. November 25, 1879, d. December 5, 1959
     Sherman Byer Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He was born on October 5, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,4 He died on June 30, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vida Vest Adkins obituary in the Apr 23, 1997 edition.
  3. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Ollie Lee Vest1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. July 31, 1911, d. October 28, 1981
FatherRobert Lee Vest2,7,4,8,9,10,11 b. May 13, 1885, d. October 13, 1943
MotherLucy Byer Muncy2,7,4,8,9,10,11 b. November 25, 1879, d. December 5, 1959
     Ollie Lee Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,5 His Social Security Number was 224-16-7166.12 He was born on July 31, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,12,2,3,4,5,8 He married Christine Jeanette Light, daughter of Brownlow Light and Ardella "Della" Prillaman, on January 19, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,4,8,6 Ollie Lee Vest died on October 28, 1981 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 70.1,3,5,8

Census Records

1920Dwelling 63, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 111, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 155, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1930Odd job laborer10
1940Farm laborer11
1946Farmer2

Family

Christine Jeanette Light b. April 7, 1922, d. August 20, 2018
Marriage*Ollie Lee Vest married Christine Jeanette Light, daughter of Brownlow Light and Ardella "Della" Prillaman, on January 19, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,4,8,6 
Children
  • Robert Irving "Bobby" Vest Sr.1,13,4,8,6
  • Roger Lee Vest1,4,8,6
  • Daniel Brown Vest1,4,8,6

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Ollie Lee Vest.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  4. [S297] Ellen Stanley Rogers & Norris Prillaman Miller, The Prillaman Family, Descendants of Jacob Prillaman.
  5. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Christine Jeanette Light Vest obituary in the Aug 23, 2018 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vida Vest Adkins obituary in the Apr 23, 1997 edition.
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  13. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Vida Alma Vest1,2,3

F, b. October 28, 1912, d. April 22, 1997
FatherRobert Lee Vest4,5,6,7,8,3 b. May 13, 1885, d. October 13, 1943
MotherLucy Byer Muncy4,5,6,7,8,3 b. November 25, 1879, d. December 5, 1959
     Vida Alma Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 Her Social Security Number was 226-01-9430.9 She married Raymond Adkins.10,1,11 Her married name was Adkins.12 Vida Alma Vest was born on October 28, 1912 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,2,9,5,8,3 She died on April 22, 1997 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 84.1,4,2,13 She ADKINS, Vida Vest, 84, of Vinton, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 1997. Mrs. Adkins was born October 28, 1912 to the late Robert (Bob Lee) and Lucy B. Vest. She was a member of Waverly Place Baptist Church and Local I.L.G.W.U. 400 Union. She was a retired employee of Kenrose Manufacturing Company. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Sherman Byer Vest, Ollie L. Vest, Elliot Vest, Otis Vest and Allen D. Vest, two sisters, Bertie V. Poff and Annie Rene Lovern. Surviving are two sisters and a brother-in-law, Bessie Craighead McDonald, Copper Hill, Elizabeth Virginia and Lewis W. Crouch, Roanoke; two sisters-in-law, Christine Vest, Check, Eloise Vest, Copper Hill; a brother-in-law, Lewis P. Lovern; also surviving are a dear friend, Florence Thompson; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 1997 at Lotz Roanoke Chapel. The Rev. Charles Hoffler will officiate. Interment will follow in Wilson Cemetery, Floyd County. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Roanoke. on April 23, 1997.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 63, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 111, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 82, District 13-26, Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier Co., West Virginia12

Family

Raymond Adkins b. circa 1913
Marriage*Vida Alma Vest married Raymond Adkins.10,1,11 

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vida Vest Adkins obituary in the Apr 23, 1997 edition.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bertie Vest Poff obituary in the Dec 3, 1991 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Annie Rene Lovern obitutary in the Jan 31, 1992 edition.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

William Elliott Vest1

M, b. December 4, 1915, d. November 26, 1988
FatherRobert Lee Vest2,1,3,4,5 b. May 13, 1885, d. October 13, 1943
MotherLucy Byer Muncy2,1,3,4,5 b. November 25, 1879, d. December 5, 1959
     William Elliott Vest was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.6 His Social Security Number was 229-01-5000.7 He married Florence Lucille Hurst, daughter of Jacob Wesley "Jake" Hurst and Clytie Cleolie "Ora" Craighead.1 William Elliott Vest was born on December 4, 1915 at Virginia.1,7 He died on November 26, 1988 at age 72.7

Census Records

1920Dwelling 63, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 111, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 155, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1940Farm laborer5

Family

Florence Lucille Hurst b. February 19, 1925, d. December 5, 1977
Marriage*William Elliott Vest married Florence Lucille Hurst, daughter of Jacob Wesley "Jake" Hurst and Clytie Cleolie "Ora" Craighead.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vida Vest Adkins obituary in the Apr 23, 1997 edition.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Wesley Vest obituary in the Jul 23, 1994 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cathy Arlene Vest Atkins obituary in the Feb 1, 2014 edition.

Sarah A. "Amanda" Poff1

F, b. May, 1848
FatherSamuel Poff1,2 b. January 17, 1828, d. before June 14, 1900
MotherMatilda E. DeWeese1,2 b. November 27, 1825, d. January 19, 1916
     Sarah A. "Amanda" Poff was born in May, 1848 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 She married George C. Shank, son of Lewis R. Shank and Sarah "Sally" Smith, on February 9, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of February 9, 1867,her married name was Shank. Sarah A. "Amanda" Poff married William Mitchell Conner, son of Jacob R. Conner and Elizabeth Ann Martin, on June 6, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of June 6, 1878,her married name was Conner.

Census Records

1860Dwelling 369, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1870Dwelling 157, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1880Dwelling 364, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 251, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 5, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family 1

George C. Shank b. circa 1849, d. October 24, 1870
Marriage*Sarah A. "Amanda" Poff married George C. Shank, son of Lewis R. Shank and Sarah "Sally" Smith, on February 9, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Family 2

William Mitchell Conner b. November 6, 1854, d. August 18, 1931
Marriage*Sarah A. "Amanda" Poff married William Mitchell Conner, son of Jacob R. Conner and Elizabeth Ann Martin, on June 6, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  10. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.
  11. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.
  12. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Doctor Otis Vest1,2,3,4

M, b. February 14, 1918, d. March 30, 1958
FatherRobert Lee Vest5,6,2,1,3,4 b. May 13, 1885, d. October 13, 1943
MotherLucy Byer Muncy5,6,1,2,3,4 b. November 25, 1879, d. December 5, 1959
     Doctor Otis Vest was born on February 14, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2,1 He married Mary Eloise Perdue, daughter of Cromer Floyd Perdue and Nancy J. "Nannie" Stump, on October 4, 1957 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5,1,7 Doctor Otis Vest died on March 30, 1958 at Virginia at age 40.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 63, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 111, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Mary Eloise Perdue b. June 18, 1923, d. October 29, 2013
Marriage*Doctor Otis Vest married Mary Eloise Perdue, daughter of Cromer Floyd Perdue and Nancy J. "Nannie" Stump, on October 4, 1957 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5,1,7 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vida Vest Adkins obituary in the Apr 23, 1997 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Eloise Perdue Vest obituary in the Oct 30, 2013 edition.

Allen Demeris Vest1,2,3

M, b. July 12, 1920, d. August 18, 1994
FatherRobert Lee Vest4,3,1,5,6 b. May 13, 1885, d. October 13, 1943
MotherLucy Byer Muncy4,1,3,5,6 b. November 25, 1879, d. December 5, 1959
     Allen Demeris Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "US Army WWII."7,8,2 He was born on July 12, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,2,3,1 He married Nancy Arlene Young, daughter of Artis L. Young and Sallie Mae Turner, on July 3, 1948 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Allen Demeris Vest died on August 18, 1994 at Virginia Beach, Virginia, at age 74.7,8,2,3 He VEST, Allen Demeris, 74, of Copper Hill and Va. Beach, died Thursday, August 18, 1994, at the home of his daughter in Va. Beach. He was a veteran of WWII and a retiree of Kitchen Equipment Co. of Virginia Beach, with 30 years of service. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Ronald C. Reagan, Virginia Beach, Deborah and Michael A. Spaulding, Ahoskie, N. C; two grandchildren, Aaron Allen Reagan and Alicia Raylene Reagan, both of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Bessie Craighead McDonald, Copper Hill, Vida Atkins, Vinton and Virginia Crouch, Roanoke. Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday at Wood Funeral Home Floyd, with the Rev. Frank Wimmer officiating. Interment in the Wilson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wood Funeral Home. on August 20, 1994.7

Census Records

1930Dwelling 111, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 155, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1940Telephone lineman6

Family

Nancy Arlene Young b. January 12, 1929, d. February 9, 2001
Marriage*Allen Demeris Vest married Nancy Arlene Young, daughter of Artis L. Young and Sallie Mae Turner, on July 3, 1948 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children
  • Deborah Vest3
  • Patricia Darlene Vest7,3,9

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vida Vest Adkins obituary in the Apr 23, 1997 edition.
  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 Allen Demeris Vest obituary in the Aug 20, 1994 edition.
  8. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.