Earl Robert Shorter1,2,3

M, b. April 26, 1942, d. May 15, 2010
     Earl Robert Shorter was buried at Yopp Family Cemetery, Franklin Co., Virginia.4 He was born on April 26, 1942 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 He married Shirley Mae Nichols, daughter of Cleveland Henry Nichols and Lou Ella "Ellie" Hall, on February 16, 1962 at Charlottesville, Virginia.1 Earl Robert Shorter died on May 15, 2010 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 68.3 He Earl Robert "Papa Smurf" Shorter, 68, formerly of Callaway, Va. went to meet his parents Thomas and Ethel Shorter and son Mark A. Shorter and sister Mary Nichols on Saturday May 15, 2010. He made his home with a nephew Russell and Amanda Biggs of Thaxton, Va. He is survived by his son, Jimmy R. Shorter, Stuarts Drafts, Va; daughters, Lisa Hunn of Glade Hill, Lucy S. Underwood of Callaway; sisters, Nancy (Tommy) Murray of Vinton, Betty (Fletcher) Nichols of Callaway, Hilda Caldwell of Wirtz, Deborah Shorter of Roanoke; number of nieces and nephews; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and good friend, Dawn Greever. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday May 18, 2010, at Flora Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bud Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in the Yopp Family Cemetery. His family will be receiving friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday May 17, 2010, at Flora Funeral & Cremation Service 665 South Main, Rocky Mount. on May 16, 2010.4

Family

Shirley Mae Nichols
Marriage*He married Shirley Mae Nichols, daughter of Cleveland Henry Nichols and Lou Ella "Ellie" Hall, on February 16, 1962 at Charlottesville, Virginia.1 
Children
  • Mark Andrew Shorter+4,5,1 b. November 26, 1962, d. October 20, 1994
  • Jimmy Robert Shorter5,4,1
  • Lisa Marie Shorter4
  • Lucy Florentine Shorter4

Citations

  1. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Earl Robert Shorter obituary in the May 16, 2010 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mark Andrew Shorter obituary in the Oct 22, 1994 edition.

Mark Andrew Shorter1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. November 26, 1962, d. October 20, 1994
FatherEarl Robert Shorter1,2,6 b. April 26, 1942, d. May 15, 2010
MotherShirley Mae Nichols1,2,6
     Mark Andrew Shorter was buried at Yopp Family Cemetery, Franklin Co., Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 227-96-1418.4 He was born on November 26, 1962 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4,5,6 He married Patricia Antionette Lujan on April 3, 1981 at Franklin Co., Virginia.6 Mark Andrew Shorter died on October 20, 1994 at Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 31.3,2,4 He SHORTER, Mark Andrew, 31, of Redwood, died Thursday, October 20, 1994. Surviving are his wife, Patricia L. Shorter; two daughters, Lori and Heather Shorter; and one step son, Joshua Lujan; all of the home. His parents, Earl Shorter, Roanoke; and Shirley Nichols Shorter, Rocky Mount; one brother, Jimmy Shorter, Staunton; two sisters, Lisa Marie Janney and Lucy Florentine Shorter, both of Rocky Mount; his maternal grandmother, Louella Nichols, Callaway; also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m., Sunday, October 23, 1994, at the Arrington Bussey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Opetaia' Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in the Yopp Family Cemetery, Callaway. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Arrington Bussey Funeral Home, where the family will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Arrington Bussey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. on October 22, 1994.2

Family

Patricia Antionette Lujan
Marriage*He married Patricia Antionette Lujan on April 3, 1981 at Franklin Co., Virginia.6 
Children
  • Lori Shorter2
  • Heather Shorter2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Earl Robert Shorter obituary in the May 16, 2010 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mark Andrew Shorter obituary in the Oct 22, 1994 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Samuel "Sammy" "Samey" Hall1,2,3

M, b. April 2, 1930, d. December 8, 1988
FatherMarcus Felix "Mark" "Marx" "Marks" Hall1,2,3 b. February 7, 1877, d. February 22, 1957
MotherMary Della Wilson1,2,3 b. February 12, 1884, d. September 7, 1973
     His Social Security Number was 227-36-4313.3 Samuel "Sammy" "Samey" Hall was born on April 2, 1930 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 He married Tillie Mae Purdy on February 21, 1958 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Samuel "Sammy" "Samey" Hall died on December 8, 1988 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 58.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 154, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Family

Tillie Mae Purdy
Marriage*Samuel "Sammy" "Samey" Hall married Tillie Mae Purdy on February 21, 1958 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 

Citations

  1. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Edith Conner1

F, b. circa 1902
FatherNoah Lee Conner1 b. May 15, 1875, d. October 28, 1915
MotherGrace E. Correll1 b. February 6, 1879, d. April 30, 1913
     Edith Conner was born circa 1902 at Virginia.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 29, District 15, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia1
1920Dwelling 377, District 58, Twin Branch, McDowell Co., West VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her brother-in-law Ed Hammocks2

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Kathryn Lear Gathers1

F, b. circa 1911
     Kathryn Lear Gathers was born circa 1911 at Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa.1 As of February 14, 1947,her married name was Hammocks.1 She married Willard Harry Hammocks, son of George Edward "Ed" Hammocks and Annie Beulah Conner, on February 14, 1947 at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan.1

Family

Willard Harry Hammocks b. May 27, 1917, d. February 5, 1962
Marriage*Kathryn Lear Gathers married Willard Harry Hammocks, son of George Edward "Ed" Hammocks and Annie Beulah Conner, on February 14, 1947 at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan.1 

Citations

  1. [S5262] Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952.

Raymond V. Wizbowski1

M, b. June 13, 1923
     Raymond V. Wizbowski was born on June 13, 1923.2 He married Frances L. Hammocks, daughter of George Edward "Ed" Hammocks and Annie Beulah Conner, on June 26, 1948 at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan.1 Raymond V. Wizbowski and Frances L. Hammocks were divorced in December, 1970 at Fresno Co., California.3

Family

Frances L. Hammocks b. March 26, 1926, d. June 21, 2013
Marriage*Raymond V. Wizbowski married Frances L. Hammocks, daughter of George Edward "Ed" Hammocks and Annie Beulah Conner, on June 26, 1948 at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan.1 
Divorce* Raymond V. Wizbowski and Frances L. Hammocks were divorced in December, 1970 at Fresno Co., California.3 

Citations

  1. [S5262] Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952.
  2. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  3. [S1493] California Center for Health Statistics, California Divorce Index, 1966-1984.