Thomas Eugene Dillon1

M, b. March 16, 1950, d. October 9, 1992
     Thomas Eugene Dillon was born on March 16, 1950.1 He married Peggy Jo Sturm, daughter of Charles Brooks Sturm and Ercie Mae Smith, in 1980.1 Thomas Eugene Dillon died on October 9, 1992 at Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, at age 42.1

Family

Peggy Jo Sturm
Marriage*He married Peggy Jo Sturm, daughter of Charles Brooks Sturm and Ercie Mae Smith, in 1980.1 

Citations

  1. [S1264] Eugene Elmore, "James Elmore and Camilla Gant."

Ray Paul Loudin1,2,3

M, b. September 5, 1903, d. October 5, 1995
     Ray Paul Loudin was buried at Mountain State Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Kerns, Randolph Co., West Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 705-09-2372.4 He was born on September 5, 1903 at Czar, Randolph Co., West Virginia.1,4 He married Mary Marie Sturm, daughter of Gordon Dayton Sturm and Norah Henderson "Nora" Elmore, on January 9, 1924 at Elkins, Randolph Co., West Virginia.1,5 Ray Paul Loudin married Elizabeth Beall in March, 1981 at Elkins, Randolph Co., West Virginia.1 Ray Paul Loudin died on October 5, 1995 at Kingsville, Randolph Co., West Virginia, at age 92.1,4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 56, District 8, Holly, Braxton Co., West Virginia6
1940Dwelling 48, District 8-5, Henry, Clay Co., West Virginia7

Occupation

1930Railroad foreman6
1940Railroad section man7

Family 1

Mary Marie Sturm b. April 10, 1907, d. March 3, 1980
Marriage*Ray Paul Loudin married Mary Marie Sturm, daughter of Gordon Dayton Sturm and Norah Henderson "Nora" Elmore, on January 9, 1924 at Elkins, Randolph Co., West Virginia.1,5 
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Beall
Marriage*Ray Paul Loudin married Elizabeth Beall in March, 1981 at Elkins, Randolph Co., West Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S1264] Eugene Elmore, "James Elmore and Camilla Gant."
  2. [S1266] Helmick & Loudin, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1577726&id=I69435185
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Loudin-Helmick marriage record.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Loudin-Sturm marriage record.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1267] Inter-Mountain, From the Jennings Eugene Loudin obituary in the Apr 9, 2004 edition.
  9. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Betty Rae Loudin Kirkpatrick obituary in the Apr 11, 2011 edition.
  10. [S5215] Times West Virginian, From the Mary Louise Daniels obituary in the Jul 8, 2011 edition.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Miller-Loudin marriage record.
  13. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Bobby Loudin obituary in the Mar 11, 1990 edition.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Loudin-Stalnaker marriage record.

James Paul "Jim" Loudin1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

M, b. July 14, 1925, d. April 27, 1966
FatherRay Paul Loudin1,3,4,9,11,10,5 b. September 5, 1903, d. October 5, 1995
MotherMary Marie Sturm1,3,4,9,10,5 b. April 10, 1907, d. March 3, 1980
     James Paul "Jim" Loudin was buried at Grafton National Cemetery, 431 Walnut Street, Grafton, Taylor Co., West Virginia.6,7 He was born on July 14, 1925 at Coalton, Randolph Co., West Virginia.4,5,6,8,7 He married Margaret Alice Helmick on April 12, 1945 at Elkins, Randolph Co., West Virginia.2,12,4,5,13 James Paul "Jim" Loudin died on April 27, 1966 at Newport News, Virginia, at age 40.2,12,5,6,7,13

Census Records

1930Dwelling 56, District 8, Holly, Braxton Co., West Virginia1
1940Dwelling 48, District 8-5, Henry, Clay Co., West Virginia11

Family

Margaret Alice Helmick b. January 15, 1929, d. January 16, 2015
Marriage*James Paul "Jim" Loudin married Margaret Alice Helmick on April 12, 1945 at Elkins, Randolph Co., West Virginia.2,12,4,5,13 
Children

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1264] Eugene Elmore, "James Elmore and Camilla Gant."
  3. [S1267] Inter-Mountain, From the Jennings Eugene Loudin obituary in the Apr 9, 2004 edition.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Loudin-Helmick marriage record.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S4758] Grafton National Cemetery, Taylor Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  7. [S1405] National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  8. [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.
  9. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Betty Rae Loudin Kirkpatrick obituary in the Apr 11, 2011 edition.
  10. [S5215] Times West Virginian, From the Mary Louise Daniels obituary in the Jul 8, 2011 edition.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S1266] Helmick & Loudin, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1577726&id=I69435185
  13. [S8702] Talbott Funeral Home, online talbottfuneralhome.com, From the Margaret Alice Helmick Loudin Ware obituary.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  15. [S1267] Inter-Mountain, From the George Russell Loudin obituary in the Jun 24, 2017 edition.

Betty Rae Loudin1,2,3,4

F, b. March 29, 1928, d. April 9, 2012
FatherRay Paul Loudin1,5,3,6 b. September 5, 1903, d. October 5, 1995
MotherMary Marie Sturm1,5,3,6 b. April 10, 1907, d. March 3, 1980
     Betty Rae Loudin was buried at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Cherokee Co., Georgia.3 She was born on March 29, 1928 at Clay Co., West Virginia.2,7,3 As of May 28, 1949,her married name was Kirkpatrick.8 She married James Franklin Kirkpatrick on May 28, 1949 at Russell, Greenup Co., Kentucky.4,3 Betty Rae Loudin died on April 9, 2012 at Cumming, Forsyth Co., Georgia, at age 84.7,3 She Mrs. Betty Rae (Loudin) Kirkpatrick, 84, passed away at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Ga., on April 9, 2012, after a long illness. Mrs. Kirkpatrick, a retired registered nurse, was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, James Franklin Kirkpatrick, on January 24, 2011. She is survived by her sons, James Stephen Kirkpatrick of Wheat Ridge, Colo., and Joseph Franklin Kirkpatrick of Sandy Springs, Ga; and daughters, Patricia Ann Britz of Suwannee, Ga., and Betsy Sue Mitcham of Cumming. Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick had six grandchildren, all of whom also survive: Jessica Rae Britz of Suwanee, Mary Megan Elizabeth Kirkpatrick and Kalen Kirkpatrick of Chicago, Ill., Bradley Michael Britz of Atlanta, Ga., Kelsey Brooke Kirkpatrick of Gainesville, Ga., and Lauren Claire Mitcham of Cumming. Betty was born March 29, 1928, in Clay County, the third of 12 children born to Mary Marie (Sturm) Loudin (1905-1980) and Ray Paul Loudin (1903-1997). She is survived by brothers, John C. Loudin of Mobile, Ala., Danny N. Loudin of Elkins and William D. Loudin of Dayton, Ohio; and sisters, Margaret Ann Miller of Sebastian, Fla., Sara Loudin Hinkle of Elkins and Judy Hedrick of Ohio. She was predeceased by siblings, Nancy, Jim, Mary Lou, Bob and Jerry. Following her upbringing on a small farm near Norton, Mrs. Kirkpatrick graduated from high school in Elkins in 1946, and earned her three-year registered nursing degree from Davis Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Elkins, in June 1949, shortly after Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick married in Russell, Ky., on May 28, 1949. The couple lived in a list of cities from the 1940s through the 1970s, including Syracuse, N.Y., Salisbury, Md., and Silver Springs, Md., and several cities in West Virginia. They made their home in South Charleston from 1971 until they relocated to Cumming in 2007. Mrs. Kirkpatrick retired from her position as head medical-surgical nurse at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston in 1991. She worked as a registered nurse for more than 30 years over the course of five decades from the 1940s to the 1990s, before, while and after raising her four children. She embodied the heart and soul of the nursing profession, and inspired numerous others into nursing. Betty Kirkpatrick was an avid gardener and naturalist who specialized in growing irises and roses and bird watching. Irises cultivated by her grandmother and mother flourished, and have spread to grace gardens from Colorado to Florida and the midwest. She was especially fond of hummingbirds, and constantly attracted them with feeders. Her extended family was a focus of her life and an inspiration. The survivors among the Loudin's 12 children and 71 grandchildren continue to hold annual reunions that began more than 60 years ago by Ray and Marie Loudin. The family publishes a newsletter to exchange remembrances and anecdotes among family members as far flung as Alaska, Oregon, Florida and New England. Recently, the newsletter has migrated from the mail to email to Facebook. They gather to make apple butter on Thanksgiving every year, a tradition that began more than 120 years ago with Mrs. Kirkpatrick's grandmother. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at McDonald & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Cumming. Visitation will be Thursday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment will follow in Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Ga. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations in Betty's name to Embracing Hospice, 8013 Majors Road, Cumming, GA 30041; and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040, 770-886-9899. on April 11, 2012.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 56, District 8, Holly, Braxton Co., West Virginia1

Family

James Franklin Kirkpatrick b. February 5, 1925, d. January 24, 2011
Marriage*Betty Rae Loudin married James Franklin Kirkpatrick on May 28, 1949 at Russell, Greenup Co., Kentucky.4,3 
Children
  • James Stephen Kirkpatrick2,4,3
  • Joseph Franklin Kirkpatrick2,3,4
  • Patricia Ann Kirkpatrick2,4,3
  • Betty Sue "Betsy" Kirkpatrick2,3,4

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1264] Eugene Elmore, "James Elmore and Camilla Gant."
  3. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Betty Rae Loudin Kirkpatrick obituary in the Apr 11, 2011 edition.
  4. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the James F. Kirkpatrick obituary in the Jan 27, 2011 edition.
  5. [S1267] Inter-Mountain, From the Jennings Eugene Loudin obituary in the Apr 9, 2004 edition.
  6. [S5215] Times West Virginian, From the Mary Louise Daniels obituary in the Jul 8, 2011 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Betty Rae Loudin Kirkpatrick obituary in the Jun 21, 1992 edition.

Margaret Alice Helmick1,2,3,4

F, b. January 15, 1929, d. January 16, 2015
     Margaret Alice Helmick Mrs. Margaret Alice Helmick Loudin Ware age 86 years a resident of Fairview Road near Belington departed this life 6:30pm Friday January 16, 2015 in the Hospice House of Williamsburg, Williamsburg VA. She had been in declining health. She was born January 15, 1929 at Pierce, Tucker County, WV a daughter of the late Mason Oliver and Alberta Virginia Rohr Helmick. She was twice married first to James Paul Loudin Sr. who preceded her in death on April 27, 1966 and second to Amos Kermit Ware who also preceded her in death on January 11, 2008. Surviving are two sons, James Paul Loudin Jr. and wife Gail of Gloucester VA., George R. Loudin of Anderson SC, four daughters, Paula Marie Loudin Gwin of Williamsburg VA, Joyce Ann Loudin Rodgers and husband Ronald of Klamath Falls, OR, Mary Frances Loudin Yeager and husband Alan of Elkins WV., Roxanna Jean Loudin McMillin of Muscle Shoals, AL and one step son Jerry Wayne Ware of Elkins. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren; Robert Garrett, Patrick E. Rodgers and wife Tammy, Tracee L. Rodgers Tubee and husband Jeff, Joshua M. Loudin and wife Valinda, Mason R. Loudin and wife Heather, Stacie Yeager Friddle and husband Chip, Erin M. Nestor, Jessica McMillin, Stephanie McMillin, Rebecca Hicks and husband David, and Sherrie Macallister and husband Danny. Seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and several sisters and brothers in law also survive. In addition to her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by one infant son William J. Loudin, two sisters, Rosemary Jobes, Charlene Helmick, one brother Russell Helmick, a son in law Robert Gwin and one grandchild. She attended schools of Randolph County, had worked for Masketeers Inc., Memorial General Hospital, and was a homemaker. She loved to be with her children and grandchildren, she was an avid shopper; worked word searches for hours; loved to crochet and cook. She had a loving heart, smile and never saw a stranger. She attended the Westside Methodist Church, where she loved singing in the choir. Mrs. Ware was a member of Tygart Valley Rebekah lodge #181, a lifetime member of the Laurel Mountain Post #410 Ladies Auxiliary in Belington. She was also a member of the ladies homemakers club in Belington and Junior. Friends will be received from the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington on Thursday January 22, 2015 from 5-9 pm and again from 8-11 am the funeral hour when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Pastor Judy Flynn officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Grafton National Cemetery.4 She was buried at Grafton National Cemetery, 431 Walnut Street, Grafton, Taylor Co., West Virginia.4 She was born on January 15, 1929 at Pierce, Tucker Co., West Virginia.1,2,4 As of April 12, 1945,her married name was Loudin.3 She married James Paul "Jim" Loudin, son of Ray Paul Loudin and Mary Marie Sturm, on April 12, 1945 at Elkins, Randolph Co., West Virginia.1,2,3,5,4 Margaret Alice Helmick died on January 16, 2015 at Williamsburg, James City Co., Virginia, at age 86.4

Family

James Paul "Jim" Loudin b. July 14, 1925, d. April 27, 1966
Marriage*She married James Paul "Jim" Loudin, son of Ray Paul Loudin and Mary Marie Sturm, on April 12, 1945 at Elkins, Randolph Co., West Virginia.1,2,3,5,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1264] Eugene Elmore, "James Elmore and Camilla Gant."
  2. [S1266] Helmick & Loudin, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1577726&id=I69435185
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Loudin-Helmick marriage record.
  4. [S8702] Talbott Funeral Home, online talbottfuneralhome.com, From the Margaret Alice Helmick Loudin Ware obituary.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S1267] Inter-Mountain, From the George Russell Loudin obituary in the Jun 24, 2017 edition.

George Russell Loudin1,2,3

M, b. June 22, 1950, d. June 10, 2017
FatherJames Paul "Jim" Loudin1,2,3 b. July 14, 1925, d. April 27, 1966
MotherMargaret Alice Helmick1,2,3 b. January 15, 1929, d. January 16, 2015
     George Russell Loudin George Russell Loudin died June 10, 2017 in Anderson, South Carolina. He passed away from cancer. He was born July 22, 1950, at Elkins, the son of James Paul Loudin Sr. and Margaret Alice Helmick from West Virginia and Newport News, Virginia. He was raised by his grandparents, Mason Oliver Helmick and Alberta Virginia Helmick in Junior. He was a graduate of Phillip Barbour High School in Belington. He was a electrician by trade. He is survived by his son, Mason and daughter-in-law, Heather; grandsons Stephen and Christian; and granddaughter, Kryie, in Anderson, South Carolina. Also surviving are Paula Gwin of Williamsburg Virginia, Joyce Rodgers of Klamath Falls, Oregon; James Paul Loudin Jr. of White Marsh, Virginia, Mary Yeager of Elkins and Roxanna McMillin of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; and numerous nieces and nephews.3 He married Elgin Unknown.4 George Russell Loudin was born on June 22, 1950 at Elkins, Randolph Co., West Virginia.3 He died on June 10, 2017 at Anderson, Anderson Co., South Carolina, at age 66.3

Family

Elgin Unknown
Marriage*He married Elgin Unknown.4 
Child
  • Mason Loudin3

Citations

  1. [S1264] Eugene Elmore, "James Elmore and Camilla Gant."
  2. [S8702] Talbott Funeral Home, online talbottfuneralhome.com, From the Margaret Alice Helmick Loudin Ware obituary.
  3. [S1267] Inter-Mountain, From the George Russell Loudin obituary in the Jun 24, 2017 edition.
  4. [S8703] Cremation Society of South Carolina, online www.cremationsocietyofsc.com.