Jack Dempsey Poff1,2

M, b. December 2, 1952, d. December 4, 2009
FatherJames Roscoe Poff1,3,4,2,5 b. September 7, 1909, d. June 17, 1983
MotherLillian James Howard1,3,4,2,5 b. November 7, 1915, d. September 2, 1984
     Jack Dempsey Poff was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.3 He was born on December 2, 1952 at Covington, Alleghany Co., Virginia.3,2 He married Gloria Darlene Branagan on September 4, 1979 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 Jack Dempsey Poff died on December 4, 2009 at Olney, Young Co., Texas, at age 57.3 He Jack Dempesy Poff, age 56, of Olney, Texas, died Friday, December 4, 2009 in Olney. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke, Virginia. Arrangements are under the direction of Oakey's Vinton Chapel Funeral Home. Jack was born December 12, 1952 in Covington, Virginia to the late James Roscoe and Lillian (Howard) Poff. Jack worked as a roofer in home construction. He competed in the Hotter ‘N Hell bicycle race in the late 1990s. He had lived in the Olney area approximately 7 years. He was preceded in death by one brother, Gene Tuney Poff. Survivors include three brothers, James Henry Poff of Roanoke, Virginia, Charles Edward Poff and Ballard Lewis Poff both of Vinton, Virginia; and two sisters, Lois Christine Graybill of Roanoke and Shannie Lillian McKee of Vinton. Memorials may be made to Solaris Hospice, 1001 West Main, Suite 4, Olney, Texas 76374. on December 9, 2009.3

Family

Gloria Darlene Branagan b. April 10, 1953, d. January 3, 2008
Marriage*He married Gloria Darlene Branagan on September 4, 1979 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Gene Tunney Poff obituary in the Mar 14, 1996 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S1949] Lunn Funeral Home, online http://www.lunnfuneralhome.com/, From the Jack Dempesy Poff obituary in the Dec 9, 2009 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Henry Poff obituary in the Dec 24, 2014 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles Edward Poff, obituary in the Apr 10, 2016 edition.

James Henry Poff1,2,3,4

M, b. circa 1943, d. December 21, 2014
FatherJames Roscoe Poff1,2,3,4 b. September 7, 1909, d. June 17, 1983
MotherLillian James Howard1,2,3,4 b. November 7, 1915, d. September 2, 1984
     James Henry Poff was born circa 1943.3 He married Lois Unknown in 1962 at Key West, Monroe Co., Florida.3 James Henry Poff died on December 21, 2014 at Virginia.3 He James Henry Poff, 71, of Roanoke, died peacefully Sunday, December 21, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He spent the day surrounded by loved ones. A United States Navy Veteran, stationed in Florida, he cooked on the USS Penguin and traveled throughout Europe. He married Lois in '62 in Key West; upon returning to Roanoke, he worked as a machinist for NFS Railroad and restored antique cars, a hobby which won him several awards and everlasting friendships. James had a passion for life, a passion for the vehicles he brought back to life, and a passion for his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Lois Poff; daughter, Dr. Lucinda Hodges (Roger); son, James Poff (Carrie); sisters, Lois Graybill and Shannie McKee; brothers, Eddie and Ballard Poff; and grandson, Alexander. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Lillian Poff; infant son, James Allan; and brothers, Jack and Gene. A Memorial will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2014, at the Grandview Heights Church of the Nazarene. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 on December 24, 2014.3

Family

Lois Unknown
Marriage*He married Lois Unknown in 1962 at Key West, Monroe Co., Florida.3 
Children
  • Dr. Lucinda Poff3
  • James Poff3
  • James Allan Poff3

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Gene Tunney Poff obituary in the Mar 14, 1996 edition.
  2. [S1949] Lunn Funeral Home, online http://www.lunnfuneralhome.com/, From the Jack Dempesy Poff obituary in the Dec 9, 2009 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Henry Poff obituary in the Dec 24, 2014 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles Edward Poff, obituary in the Apr 10, 2016 edition.

Charles Edward "Eddie" Poff1,2,3,4,5

M, b. December 8, 1946, d. April 7, 2016
FatherJames Roscoe Poff1,2,6,3,4 b. September 7, 1909, d. June 17, 1983
MotherLillian James Howard1,2,6,3,4 b. November 7, 1915, d. September 2, 1984
     Charles Edward "Eddie" Poff was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.4 He was born on December 8, 1946 at Bedford, Bedford Co., Virginia.5 He married Lois Marie Boitnott on July 1, 1967 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,4 Charles Edward "Eddie" Poff died on April 7, 2016 at Virginia at age 69.4 He Charles Edward (Eddie) Poff, 69, of Vinton, Va., passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Lillian Poff; brothers, James Henry Poff and twins, Jack and Gene Poff. Eddie was retired from Roanoke City School Board Maintenance Department as a HVAC Technician. He was a member of Vinton Baptist Church and his hobbies included playing golf and square dancing. Eddie was a member of the Botetourt Square Dance Club family.Survivors include his wife, Lois Boitnott Poff; son, James Edward (Buster) Poff; and daughter-in-law, Regina Poff. He was a proud G-Daddy to grandsons, Eric Braxton, Brandon Scott and Ryan Alexander Poff. Also surviving is his brother, Ballard Poff (Trudy); sisters, Lois Graybill (Ralph) and Shannie McKee; sisters-in-law, Lois C. Poff, Betty B. Cowan (Clayton) and Shirley D. Boitnott; brother-in-law, Wayne Boitnott (Nancy); and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Amedisys Home Health and Hospice for their loving care and support. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016, at Vinton Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. William R. Booth officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Flowers are appreciated or donations in Eddie's memory can be made to the Salvation Army, 724 Dale Ave., SE, Roanoke, VA 24013. on April 10, 2016.4

Family

Lois Marie Boitnott
Marriage*He married Lois Marie Boitnott on July 1, 1967 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,4 
Child
  • James Edward Poff7,4

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Gene Tunney Poff obituary in the Mar 14, 1996 edition.
  2. [S1949] Lunn Funeral Home, online http://www.lunnfuneralhome.com/, From the Jack Dempesy Poff obituary in the Dec 9, 2009 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles Edward Poff, obituary in the Apr 10, 2016 edition.
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Henry Poff obituary in the Dec 24, 2014 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Boone-Poff wedding announcement in the Apr 13, 1997 edition.

William Vernon "Billy" Lawfield1,2

M, b. October 30, 1940, d. January 26, 2005
     His Social Security Number was 274-36-8452.3 William Vernon "Billy" Lawfield was born on October 30, 1940 at Steubenville, Jefferson Co., Ohio.3,2 He married Lois Christine Poff, daughter of James Roscoe Poff and Lillian James Howard, on December 1, 1962 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,1,2 William Vernon "Billy" Lawfield died on January 26, 2005 at Virginia at age 64.1,3 He William Vernon Lawfield (Billy), 63, of Roanoke, died on Wednesday January 26, 2005. Billy was a devoted and loving husband and father. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer from the U.S. Navy with twenty-three years of service. Prior to his illness, he was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Laura H. Lawfield. Surviving are his devoted wife, Dana K. Lawfield and her children, Michael K. Murphy and his special friend, Courtney Renz and Rhiannon L. Murphy and Rachel Murphy; also Billy's children, William J. Lawfield and special friend, Tammy Wheeler, Taresa Nunn and husband, Dan, and Monica Lawfield and partner, Ann Holbrook, and their mother, Lois Graybill; and two sisters, Patricia VanHorn and Lorretta Dyer and their spouses. Mr. Lawfield will be greatly missed by his in-laws, Glenn and Gay Keith, his six grandchildren and all additional family members not mentioned. A special thanks to all who cared for him at Lewis Gale MIC unit. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 554, Roanoke, Va. 24003. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2005, at Oakey's North Chapel. The Rev. Art Hearne will officiate. Military honors will be by the U. S. Navy. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until service time on Saturday at Oakey's North Chapel, 362-1237. on January 28, 2005.1

Family

Lois Christine Poff
Marriage*He married Lois Christine Poff, daughter of James Roscoe Poff and Lillian James Howard, on December 1, 1962 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,1,2 
Children
  • William J. Lawfield1
  • Monica Lawfield1
  • Taresa Ann Lawfield1,2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Vernon Lawfield obituary in the Jan 28, 2005 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Gene Tunney Poff obituary in the Mar 14, 1996 edition.

Melvin Nelson McKee1,2,3

M, b. June 20, 1945, d. May 20, 1990
FatherNelson Junior McKee1,4,2 b. January 3, 1926, d. June 16, 1981
MotherEvelyn Lyla Peters1,4 b. April 20, 1925, d. January 2, 2015
     His Social Security Number was 229-58-3157.5 Melvin Nelson McKee was buried at McKee Cemetery, Gravel Hill Road, Bedford Co., Virginia.1,2 He was born on June 20, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.5,2,3 He married Shannie Lillian Poff, daughter of James Roscoe Poff and Lillian James Howard, on February 16, 1968 at Bedford Co., Virginia.1,3 Melvin Nelson McKee died on May 20, 1990 at Virginia at age 44.5,1,2 He Melvin Nelson McKee, age 44, of Route 2, Vinton, passed away Sunday in a local hospital. Surviving are his wife, Shannie Poff McKee; three sons, Greg McKee, Mark McKee, and Matthew McKee, all at home; his mother, Lyla Peters McKee, Route 2, Vinton; one brother and sister-in-law, Michael E. and Debbie McKee, Vinton; two granddaughters, Kaysie and Courtnie. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 1990, from the Lotz Vinton Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Robert Wayne officiating. Interment will be in the McKee Family Cemetery. Friends may call at Lotz Vinton Chapel. on May 21, 1990.1

Family

Shannie Lillian Poff
Marriage*He married Shannie Lillian Poff, daughter of James Roscoe Poff and Lillian James Howard, on February 16, 1968 at Bedford Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children
  • Greg McKee1,6
  • Mark Edward McKee1,6
  • Matthew "Mat" McKee1,6

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melvin Nelson McKee obituary in the May 21, 1990 edition.
  2. [S4768] McKee Cemetery, Beddford Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evelyn Peters McKee obituary in the Jan 5, 2015 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the McKee-Dixon wedding announcement in the Dec 19, 1999 edition.

Alvin Creath “Jack” Roark Sr.1,2,3

M, b. May 24, 1921, d. November 10, 1977
     Alvin Creath “Jack” Roark Sr. was buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, Mercer Co., West Virginia.3 His Social Security Number was 223-20-3226.4 He was born on May 24, 1921 at Virginia.4,3 He married Rachel Poff, daughter of Charles Hugh Poff and Ollie Gay Poff, on December 4, 1943 at McDowell Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 Alvin Creath “Jack” Roark Sr. died on November 10, 1977 at Richmond, Virginia, at age 56.4,3

Family

Rachel Poff b. June 21, 1922, d. January 8, 2007
Marriage*He married Rachel Poff, daughter of Charles Hugh Poff and Ollie Gay Poff, on December 4, 1943 at McDowell Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 
Child
  • Alvin Creath Roark Jr.1

Citations

  1. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Rachel Poff Roark Rock obituary in the Jan 9, 2007 edition.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Roark-Poff marriage record.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Dorothy B. Schoen1,2

F, b. December 19, 1913, d. April 1, 2011
     Dorothy B. Schoen Dorothy B. Poff, 97, of Dover, Ohio and formerly of Steubenville died Friday, April 1, 2011 in the Park Village Health Care Center in Dover following a brief illness. Born December 19, 1913 in Bellaire, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Nancy B. (Hickman) Schoen. Dorothy attended the Newpointe Community Church in Dover and was a former member of the Women's Club and Order of Eastern Star both in Steubenville. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed traveling and camping. She and her husband also spent many hours volunteering at the former Ohio Valley Hospital in Steubenville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Poff who died June 24, 2006. They were married 71 years prior to his passing. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Schoen and a sister, Virginia Davis. Dorothy will be sadly missed by her two daughters and sons in law, Judy and Carl Bell of Dover and Marsha and Richard Montgomery of Uniontown; four grandchildren, Scott (Nancy) Bell of Dover, Kelly (Mike) Wood of Lynchburg, Va., Nancy (Mark) Byrd of Perry, Ohio and Julie (Scott) Aten of Hartville, Ohio along with ten great grandchildren and a sister, Lois Howells of Atlanta, Georgia. Dorothy' s life will be celebrated Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 11:30am in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory at Dover with her grandson, Scott Bell officiating. A reception will follow the service at the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center. Friends will be received Tuesday from 10-11:30am.2 She was born on December 19, 1913 at Bellaire, Belmont Co., Ohio.3,2 As of December 7, 1934,her married name was Poff.1 She married Harry Woodrow Poff, son of Harry Curtis Poff and Mary Belle Thomas, on December 7, 1934.1,2 Dorothy B. Schoen died on April 1, 2011 at Dover, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, at age 97.3,2

Family

Harry Woodrow Poff b. March 4, 1913, d. June 24, 2006
Marriage*She married Harry Woodrow Poff, son of Harry Curtis Poff and Mary Belle Thomas, on December 7, 1934.1,2 
Children
  • Judy Poff1,2
  • Marsha Poff1,2

Citations

  1. [S1401] Weirton Daily Times, From the Harry W. Poff obituary in the Jun 26, 2006 edition.
  2. [S6245] Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory, online http://www.tolandherzig.com/, From the Dorothy B. Poff obituary.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Martha E. Poff1,2

F, b. October 14, 1924, d. June 29, 2008
FatherHarry Curtis Poff1,2,3 b. April 27, 1885, d. October 3, 1957
MotherMary Belle Thomas1,2,3 b. February 14, 1892, d. February 4, 1968
     Martha E. Poff was buried at Riverside Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Duval Co., Florida.4 Her married name was Hicks.4 She married Joseph Charles "Bo" Hicks.4 Martha E. Poff was born on October 14, 1924 at Shadyside, Belmont Co., Ohio.4 She died on June 29, 2008 at Florida at age 83.4 She Ms. Martha Poff Hicks passed away June 29, 2008. She was born October 14, 1924 in Shadyside, Ohio and moved to Jacksonville in 1942. Ms. Hicks was a very beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She was a member of Lakeshore Baptist Church for many years and was currently a member of New Beginning Baptist Church. Ms. Hicks was the Volunteer of the Year at Bayview Elementary School in 1990. Ms. Hicks is survived by: son Jody (Amy) Hicks; daughter Mary Hicks (Michael Parsons); grandson Dustin Richards; son-in-law Carl Lang; and God-Children Tim, Ben, and Tamara Simmons. Ms. Hicks was preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph Charles "Bo" Hicks; daughters Sandra Sue Lang and Janine Hicks; brother Harry Poff; and sister Vivian Poff. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 1, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home. Graveside Services will conducted by Rev. Ron Dempsey Thursday, July 3, 2008 at Riverside Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205. on July 1, 2008.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 316, District 11, Shadyside, Belmont Co., Ohio2
1940Dwelling 49, District 7-16, Shadyside, Belmont Co., Ohio5

Family

Joseph Charles "Bo" Hicks b. January 5, 1923, d. May 14, 2001
Marriage*Martha E. Poff married Joseph Charles "Bo" Hicks.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1401] Weirton Daily Times, From the Harry W. Poff obituary in the Jun 26, 2006 edition.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Mary Belle Poff obituary in the Feb 5, 1968 edition.
  4. [S1789] Florida Times-Union, The, From the Martha Poff Hicks obituary in the Jul 1, 2008 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5810] Riverside Memorial Park, Duvall Co., FL, online http://www.findagrave.com/

Joseph Charles "Bo" Hicks1

M, b. January 5, 1923, d. May 14, 2001
     His Social Security Number was 254-24-8051.2 Joseph Charles "Bo" Hicks married Martha E. Poff, daughter of Harry Curtis Poff and Mary Belle Thomas.1 Joseph Charles "Bo" Hicks was born on January 5, 1923.2 He died on May 14, 2001 at Florida at age 78.2

Family

Martha E. Poff b. October 14, 1924, d. June 29, 2008
Marriage*He married Martha E. Poff, daughter of Harry Curtis Poff and Mary Belle Thomas.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1789] Florida Times-Union, The, From the Martha Poff Hicks obituary in the Jul 1, 2008 edition.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S5810] Riverside Memorial Park, Duvall Co., FL, online http://www.findagrave.com/

Murven Powell "Pete" Long1,2,3,4

M, b. December 19, 1936, d. November 29, 2001
FatherDrexel Eubanks Long1,2,4,5 b. April 10, 1910, d. March 3, 1980
MotherCarmen W. "Cricket" Poff1,2,4,5 b. August 5, 1912, d. April 20, 1999
     Murven Powell "Pete" Long was buried at Shillings Cemetery, Browning Lambert Mountain Road, Montcalm, Mercer Co., West Virginia.3 His Social Security Number was 235-58-5361.6 He married Karen Dove.1 Murven Powell "Pete" Long was born on December 19, 1936 at Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,6,2,3 He married Shelby Jean Mitchem circa May, 1956 at West Virginia.7 Murven Powell "Pete" Long died on November 29, 2001 at Morgantown, Monongalia Co., West Virginia, at age 64.1,6,3 He Murven "Pete" Long, 64, of Warm Hollow Road, Morgantown, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 19, 1936, in Rock, son of the late Derexal and Carman Poff Long. He worked 43 years at Consol's Humphrey No. 7 mine, and retired as an outside heavy equipment operator. He was a member of UMWA District 31, Local 1058, where he had also served on the mine committee. He was Protestant. He is survived by his wife, Kareen Dove Long; four sons, William Long, of Smithfield, Pa., Derexal Long, of Massachusetts, Ronald Long, of Morgantown, and Donald Long, of Elkins; four stepdaughters, Rhonda Marshall, Kimberly Barnett, Kelley Brooks, and Patricia Britt, all of Morgantown; and 13 grandchildren. Friends may call at McCulla Funeral Home from 3-5 p.m Friday, Nov. 30, and from 7 p.m. until the 8:30 p.m. service, with the Rev. Dr. Stacy L. Groscup officiating. Burial will be Saturday at Rock Cemetery, in Rock, at the convenience of the family. on November 30, 2001.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 130, District 28-48, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia5

Family 1

Karen Dove
Marriage*Murven Powell "Pete" Long married Karen Dove.1 

Family 2

Shelby Jean Mitchem
Marriage*Murven Powell "Pete" Long married Shelby Jean Mitchem circa May, 1956 at West Virginia.7 
Children
  • William Long1,4
  • Drexel Long1,4
  • Ronald Long1,4
  • Donald Long1,4

Citations

  1. [S1268] Dominion Post, From the Murven Long obituary in the Nov 30, 2001 edition.
  2. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  3. [S613] David Hambrick and Ken Bowen, Shilling Cemetery, Montcalm, Mercer Co., WV.
  4. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Carmen W. Long obituary in the Apr 22, 1999 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S1862] Ricky Weinberg, "Murven P. Long," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 10, 2008.