Nelson Allen Eanes Sr.1,2,3,4,5

M, b. September 4, 1931, d. July 8, 2011
FatherJoel Cleveland Eanes1,6 b. March 21, 1888, d. December 12, 1957
MotherEliza Ella Wickham1,6 b. April 17, 1889, d. February 19, 1950
     Nelson Allen Eanes Sr. was buried at Dale Memorial Park, 10201 Newbys Bridge Road, Chesterfield, Chesterfield Co., Virginia.2 He Nelson Allen Eanes Sr. age 79 was born September 4, 1931 in Pilot, VA. Died in Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, VA. July 8, 2011. Nelson has four children, Nelson Allen Jr., Ella Ruth LaBarr, Don Wayne Eanes, and Mark Wade Eanes.He was a member of Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, a member of the VFW, a member of Freemasons Lodge # 14 and a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.3 He was born on September 4, 1931 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3,4 He married Betty Jean Linkous on September 22, 1953.2,7 Nelson Allen Eanes Sr. married Doris Thomas on September 5, 2009 at Richmond, Virginia.5 Nelson Allen Eanes Sr. died on July 8, 2011 at Richmond, Virginia, at age 79.2,3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 377, District 61-6, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia6

Family 1

Betty Jean Linkous b. June 5, 1936, d. December 4, 2007
Marriage*Nelson Allen Eanes Sr. married Betty Jean Linkous on September 22, 1953.2,7 
Children

Family 2

Doris Thomas
Marriage*Nelson Allen Eanes Sr. married Doris Thomas on September 5, 2009 at Richmond, Virginia.5 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vernie Lewis Eanes obituary in the Oct 29, 1997 edition.
  2. [S3265] Dale Memorial Park, Chesterfield Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Nelson Allen Eanes, Sr. obituary in an unknown edition.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S591] Richmond Times - Dispatch, From the Nelson Allen Eanes, Jr. obituary in the Jan 12, 2012 edition.

Betty Jean Linkous1,2

F, b. June 5, 1936, d. December 4, 2007
     Betty Jean Linkous was buried at Dale Memorial Park, 10201 Newbys Bridge Road, Chesterfield, Chesterfield Co., Virginia.1 She was born on June 5, 1936 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 As of September 22, 1953,her married name was Eanes.1 She married Nelson Allen Eanes Sr., son of Joel Cleveland Eanes and Eliza Ella Wickham, on September 22, 1953.1,2 Betty Jean Linkous died on December 4, 2007 at age 71.1

Family

Nelson Allen Eanes Sr. b. September 4, 1931, d. July 8, 2011
Marriage*She married Nelson Allen Eanes Sr., son of Joel Cleveland Eanes and Eliza Ella Wickham, on September 22, 1953.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3265] Dale Memorial Park, Chesterfield Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  2. [S591] Richmond Times - Dispatch, From the Nelson Allen Eanes, Jr. obituary in the Jan 12, 2012 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Marvin Dale Sheppard1,2,3

M, b. December 28, 1945, d. December 29, 1945
FatherJames Cantley Sheppard1,3 b. May 11, 1913, d. December 9, 1983
MotherAudrey Louise Eanes1,3 b. January 10, 1920, d. March 27, 2002
     Marvin Dale Sheppard was buried at Stanger Family Cemetery, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He was born on December 28, 1945 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He died on December 29, 1945 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Audrey Eanes Sheppard obituary in the Mar 29, 2002 edition.
  2. [S2261] Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Montgomery Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=161&GRid=37619506&CRid=51945&df=all&
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

James Arlo Sheppard1,2,3,4

M, b. August 19, 1942, d. November 11, 1995
FatherJames Cantley Sheppard1 b. May 11, 1913, d. December 9, 1983
MotherAudrey Louise Eanes1 b. January 10, 1920, d. March 27, 2002
     His Social Security Number was 229-54-9200.2 James Arlo Sheppard was buried at Shepherd Memorial Park, Naples, Henderson Co., North Carolina.3 He was born on August 19, 1942 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3,4 He died on November 11, 1995 at Brevard, Transylvania Co., North Carolina, at age 53.2,3,4

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Audrey Eanes Sheppard obituary in the Mar 29, 2002 edition.
  2. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  3. [S5868] Shepherd Memorial Park, Henderson Co., NC, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  4. [S1028] North Carolina Archives and Records Section and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908-2004.

Herbert Preston Gillespie1,2,3

M, b. March 5, 1929, d. June 7, 2013
     Herbert Preston Gillespie was buried at Stanger Family Cemetery, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He was born on March 5, 1929 at Ada, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 He married Bonnie Sheppard, daughter of James Cantley Sheppard and Audrey Louise Eanes, circa 1957.1,2 Herbert Preston Gillespie died on June 7, 2013 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 84.2,3 He On June 7, 2013, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Herbert Preston Gillespie, of Radford, went to his heavenly home. He was born on March 5, 1929, to the late Bertie and William Gillespie. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Phyllis Meredith, Joyce Bowen, and Janet Meredith; brothers, Harold Gillespie, William "Garfield" Gillespie, and James Gillespie. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Bonnie Gillespie; sons, Phil and wife, Vicky Gillespie, Darryl Gillespie and fiance, Jamie Mannon, and Brent Gillespie; daughter, Laura and husband, Jeff Helms; eight grandchildren, Laura Beth Gillespie and boyfriend, Frankie Howell, Seth Gillespie, Alex Gillespie, Taylor Helms and boyfriend, Brandon Woolwine, Logan Helms, and Cole Helms; great-grandchildren, Victoria and Elizabeth Ratcliff; sister and brother-in-law, Travis and Freda Quesenberry; sister-in-law, Betty Gillespie; special cousin, Peggy Palmer; and special nephew, Terry Harrison; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Herbert was born in Ada, West Virginia and moved to Virginia, where he met his wife in December, 1954. Herbert worked for Hercules, "the Arsenal", for 38 years and he was a loyal member of Belview United Methodist Church. Herbert loved his church and camping friends. He always enjoyed dancing, music and traveling. The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Belview United Methodist Church, Radford, with Pastor Bobbie Henley officiating. Interment will follow in Stanger Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Belview United Methodist Church, 3619 Onyx Drive, Radford VA 24141. Special thanks to Carilion Hospice for their wonderful care of Herbert. on June 9, 2013.2

Family

Bonnie Sheppard
Marriage*He married Bonnie Sheppard, daughter of James Cantley Sheppard and Audrey Louise Eanes, circa 1957.1,2 
Children
  • Phil Gillespie1,2
  • Darryl Gillespie1,2
  • Brent Gillespie1,2
  • Laura Gillespie2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Audrey Eanes Sheppard obituary in the Mar 29, 2002 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Herbert Preston Gillespie obituary in the Jun 9, 2013 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Rev. Duncan Elbert Murray1,2,3

M, b. May 30, 1893, d. August 2, 1972
     Rev. Duncan Elbert Murray was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 249-36-4440.4 He was born on May 30, 1893 at Burgon, North Carolina.1,4,2 He married Ethel M. Atkinson, daughter of George Edward Atkinson and Etta Mae Poff, circa 1926.1,5,3 Rev. Duncan Elbert Murray died on August 2, 1972 at age 79.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 8, District 5, Buchanan, Botetourt Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 119, District 12-6, Buchanan, Botetourt Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930Baptist church minister5
1940Minister6

Family

Ethel M. Atkinson b. April 15, 1904, d. April 15, 1988
Marriage*Rev. Duncan Elbert Murray married Ethel M. Atkinson, daughter of George Edward Atkinson and Etta Mae Poff, circa 1926.1,5,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Duncan Elbert Murray, Jr. obituary in the Mar 29, 2010 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Edna Branscomb1

F, b. November 7, 1912, d. June 22, 2004
     Edna Branscomb was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,1 Her married name was Chafin.1 She married Unknown Chafin.1 Edna Branscomb was born on November 7, 1912 at Virginia.2 As of October 21, 1935,her married name was Poff.3 She married Odell Allen Poff Sr., son of Maurice Johnson "Marsh" Poff and Willie Mae Simmons, on October 21, 1935 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,1,3 Edna Branscomb died on June 22, 2004 at Virginia at age 91.1 She Edna Branscomb Chafin, 91, of Christiansburg, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2004. The widow of the late Odell Allen Poff, she was also preceded in death by a son, Ralph Poff. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Akers, and a son, Allen Poff. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Horne Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2004 at the graveside in Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.hornefuneralservice.com. on June 24, 2004.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 140, District 61-18, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia4

Family 1

Unknown Chafin
Marriage*Edna Branscomb married Unknown Chafin.1 

Family 2

Odell Allen Poff Sr. b. December 13, 1911, d. September 20, 1982
Marriage*Edna Branscomb married Odell Allen Poff Sr., son of Maurice Johnson "Marsh" Poff and Willie Mae Simmons, on October 21, 1935 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edna Branscomb Chafin Poff obituary in the Jun 24, 2004 edition.
  2. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  3. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ralph E. Poff obituary in the May 21, 1998 edition.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Hersey Elmer Wickham Jr.1

M, b. 1947, d. 1975
FatherHersey Elmer Wickham1 b. March 25, 1921, d. May 18, 1975
MotherHazel Via1 b. 1927, d. May 15, 1989
     Hersey Elmer Wickham Jr. was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He was born in 1947.1 He died in 1975.1

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

Lula Shortt1

F, b. December 30, 1894, d. November 12, 1984
     Lula Shortt was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 Her married name was Via.2 She married Arthur "Elde" Via.2 Lula Shortt was born on December 30, 1894.2 She died on November 12, 1984 at age 89.2

Family

Arthur "Elde" Via b. February 17, 1892, d. April 7, 1987
Marriage*She married Arthur "Elde" Via.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  2. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

Ira Clinton "Pete" Hall1,2,3,4

M, b. June 1, 1916, d. December 9, 1997
FatherMarcus Felix "Mark" "Marx" "Marks" Hall1,5,6 b. February 7, 1877, d. February 22, 1957
MotherMary Della Wilson1,5,6 b. February 12, 1884, d. September 7, 1973
     Ira Clinton "Pete" Hall was buried at Hall Cemetery, Rt. 680, 1.4 miles from Rt. 860, 0.5 miles into a corn field, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 His Social Security Number was 225-44-0545.7 He was born on June 1, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,4 He died on December 9, 1997 at Virginia at age 81.3,7 He HALL, Ira C., ("Pete"), 81, of Copper Hill, died Tuesday, December 9, 1997. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, Hall Family Cemetery, Copper Hill. Arrangements by Wood Funeral Home, Floyd. on December 11, 1997.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 104, District 98, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 154, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1940Farm laborer6

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alma Gay Graighead obituary in the Jun 10, 1996 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Taylor Hall obituary in the Oct 18, 1995 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ira C. Hall obituary in the Dec 11, 1997 edition.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.