McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Jasper Carl Cline

1. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1882.
Jasper Cline was born on 16 Jun 1882 to Peter and Louisa Cline.
2. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 14 Jun 1900, Page 210A,
Family #109.
Listed as Jasper Cline, age 17, born in WV in Jun 1882, in household of step-father, Thomas Rose.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Page 219A, Family #178.
Listed as Jasper Cline, age 27, born in WV, married once for 4 yrs, carpenter, head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WWI Draft Registration Card #649; Welch, WV Draft Board; 12 Sep 1918.
Jasper Carl Cline; age 36; born on 16 Jun 1882; living at Davy, McDowell Co, WV; carpenter;
for Bradshaw Coal Co at Dan, McDowell Co, WV; nearest relative, Sallie Cline, wife; medium build
with stout build; gray eyes and brown hair; "cross eyed".
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 23/24 Jan 1920, Page
219, Family #93.
Listed as Jasper C. Cline, age 37, born in WV, carpenter, head of household.
6. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, Corrine, taken on 18 Apr 1930, Page 86A,
Family #21.
Listed as Carl J. Cline, age 47, born in WV, married at 23, carpenter, head of household.
7. Wyoming Co, WV Death Certificiate #10201; WV Archives Web Site.
Jasper Carl Cline; age 64 yrs, 1 mon, 30 days; born on 16 Jun 1882 at Baileysville, Wyoming Co,
WV; carpenter; married, husband of Sally Musick; son of Peter and Louisa Hall Cline; died on 15
Aug 1946 at Pineville, Wyoming Co, WV of "coronary occlusion"; buried on 17 Aug 1946 in Mt. Tabor
Cemetery, Beckley (Raleigh Co), WV; informant, Carmel Cline (son), Pineville, WV.


Sally Musick

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Page 219A, Family #178.
Listed as Sally Cline, age 26, born in WV, married once for 4 yrs, 2 children, 1 living, in household
of husband, Jasper Cline.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 23/24 Jan 1920, Page
219, Family #93.
Listed as Sarah Cline, age 34, born in VA, in household of husband, Jasper Cline.
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, Corrine, taken on 18 Apr 1930, Page 86A,
Family #21.
Listed as Sallie Cline, age 45, born in WV, married at 21, in household of husband, Jasper Cline.


Abraham Carmel Cline

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Page 219A, Family #178.
Listed as Carmel Cline, age 3, born in WV, in household of father, Jasper Cline.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 23/24 Jan 1920, Page
219, Family #93.
Listed as Abraham C. Cline, age 13, born in WV, in household of father, Jasper Cline.
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, Corrine, taken on 18 Apr 1930, Page 86A,
Family #21.
Listed as Carmel A. Cline, age 23, born in WV, in household of father, Jasper Cline.


Aubrey B. Cline

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 23/24 Jan 1920, Page
219, Family #93.
Listed as Abray B. Cline, age 9, born in WV, in household of father, Jasper Cline.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, Corrine, taken on 18 Apr 1930, Page 86A,
Family #21.
Listed as Aubrey Cline, age 19, born in WV, in household of father, Jasper Cline.


Wardy Cline

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, Corrine, taken on 18 Apr 1930, Page 86A,
Family #21.
Listed as Wardy Cline, age 8, born in WV, in household of father, Jasper Cline.


Michael Lee Cline

1. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV", Haga, 1879.
Michael Cline was born on 6 May 1879 to Peter and Louisa Cline. Reported by grandfather, M.
Cline.
2. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, taken on 15 Jun 1880, Page 521B, Family #67.
Listed as Michael L. Cline, age 1, in household of father, Peter Cline.
3. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 14 Jun 1900, Page 210A,
Family #109.
Listed as Michael L. Cline, age 21, born in WV in May 1879, in household of step-father,
Thomas Rose.
4. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Page 216B, Family #120.
Listed as M. Lee Cline, age 30, born in WV, married once for 5 yrs, coal miner, head of household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; WWI Draft Registration Card #1262; Local Draft Board Division 3; 12 Sep 1918.
M. Lee Cline; age 39; born on 6 May 1879; living at Davy, McDowell Co, WV; mine foreman for
Bradshaw Coal Co at Dan, McDowell Co, WV; nearest relative, Malissa E. Cline, wife; tall with stout
build; brown eyes and dark brown hair.
6. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Davy, taken on 6 Jan 1920, Page 236A,
Family #175.
Listed as Mikel L. Cline, age 40, born in WV, coal mine foreman, head of household.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Davy, taken on 2 Apr 1930, Page 36A,
Family #4.
Listed as Michael L. Cline, age 50, born in WV, married at 24, coal mine night watchman, head of
household.
8. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #16385; WV Archives Web Site.
Michael Lee Cline; age 65 yrs, 3 mons, 2 days; born on 6 May 1879 in Wyoming Co, WV; married,
husband of Malissa Cline, age 62; retired mining engineer; son of Peter and Eliza Hall Cline; died
on 8 Aug 1944 at Davy, McDowell Co, WV of "coronary obstruction"; buried on 11? Aug 1944 in
Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; informant, Malissa Cline (wife).


Malissa

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Page 216B, Family #120.
Listed as Malisa Cline, age 25, born in VA, married once for 5 yrs, 3 children, all living, in household
of husband, Michael Lee Cline.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Davy, taken on 6 Jan 1920, Page 236A,
Family #175.
Listed as Malisie Cline, age 40, born in VA, in household of husband, Michael Lee Cline.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Davy, taken on 2 Apr 1930, Page 36A,
Family #4.
Listed as Malissie Cline, age 48, born in VA, married at 22, in household of husband, Michael Lee
Cline.


Ralph T. Cline

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Page 216B, Family #120.
Listed as Ralph Cline, age 3, born in WV, in household of father, Michael Lee Cline.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Davy, taken on 6 Jan 1920, Page 236A,
Family #175.
Listed as Ralph T. Cline, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, Michael Lee Cline.


Alva Ann Cline

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 23/24 Jan 1920, Page
219, Family #93.
Listed as Alva An Cline, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Jasper Cline.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, Corrine, taken on 18 Apr 1930, Page 86A,
Family #21.
Listed as Alvalah? Cline, age 18, born in WV, in household of father, Jasper Cline.


Celia M."Theda" Cline

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 23/24 Jan 1920, Page
219, Family #93.
Listed as Celia M. Cline, age 3 yrs, 1 mon, born in WV, in household of father, Jasper Cline.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, Corrine, taken on 18 Apr 1930, Page 86A,
Family #21.
Listed as Theda Cline, age 13, born in WV, in household of father, Jasper Cline.


Naomi Francis Cline

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barkers Ridge District, Corrine, taken on 18 Apr 1930, Page 86A,
Family #21.
Listed as Naomie Cline, age 5 yrs, 2 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Jasper Cline.
2. "The Register Herald", Beckley, WV, Friday 30 Dec 2005, Newspaper, Obit.
"PINEVILLE — Naomi Frances Cline Green, 81, of Pineville, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, in Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. "Born Aug. 22, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Jasper and Sally Musick Cline. "Mrs. Green was a homemaker and a member of Cook Memorial Baptist Church since 1946. "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Walter Green, on Aug. 1, 1972; and brothers, Carmel, Wardy and Aubrey Cline. "Survivors left to cherish her memory include her loving children, Larry Green and wife, Melinda, of Silver City, N.M., Karen Bailey and husband, Leon, of Pineville and Tim Green and wife, Karen, of Jesse. "Other survivors include her sisters, Alva Gunter of Beckley and Theda Collins of Russell, Ky. "Also surviving are grandchildren, Brian Green of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kevin Green of Bowling Green, Ohio, Amy Adams and husband, David, of Statesville, N.C., Christy Vance and husband, Ray, of Statesville and Cody Bailey of Pineville, as well as great-grandchildren, Jacob and Caleb Adams of Statesville. "Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Cook Memorial Baptist Church, Pineville, with Pastor Glen Kuhn officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley..."


John Lewis Spence

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Center District, Family #186.
Listed as John L. Spence, age 1, in household of father, Jefferson J.
Spence.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District, taken on 18 Apr 1910;
Page 215B, Family #31.
Listed as John L. Spence, age 11, born in WV, in household of mother, Victoria Scott Spence
3. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Wyoming Co, WV, Draft Board, Pineville, WV, Reg. Card
1531.
John Lewis Spence; age 19; born on 22 Mar 1899; living at Jesse, WV; miner; employed by Loraine
Coal and Dock Co, Lorado, Logan Co, WV; nearest relative, Maggie Bessie Spence(wife); tall with
medium build; brown eyes and black hair; 12 Sep 1918.
4. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 13/14 Feb 1920, Page 273B, Family #129.
Listed as John Spence, age 20, born in WV, coal miner, head of household.
5. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 200A, Family #247.
Listed as John Spence, age 31, born in WV, farmer, in household of (step) father-in-law, George W.
Milam.
6. Wyoming Co, WV Death Certificate #17336; WV Archives Web Site.
John Spence; age 39 yrs, 8 mons, 5 days; born on 22 Mar 1899 in WV; married, husband of Maggie
Adams; farmer; son of J.J. and Victoria Scott Spence; died on 27 Nov 1938 at Jesse, Wyoming Co, WV
of TB; buried on 29 Nov 1938 at Jesse, WV; informant, Perry Spence, Jesse, WV.


Bessie Margaret "Maggie" Adams

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 6 May 1910, Page 276B, Family #275.
Listed as Bessie M. Adams, age 6, born in WV, in household of step-father, George F. Milam.
2. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Wyoming Co, WV, Draft Board, Pineville, WV, Reg. Card
1531.
John Lewis Spence; age 19; born on 22 Mar 1899; living at Jesse, WV; miner; employed by Loraine
Coal and Dock Co, Lorado, Logan Co, WV; nearest relative, Maggie Bessie Spence(wife); tall with
medium build; brown eyes and black hair; 12 Sep 1918.
3. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 13/14 Feb 1920, Page 273B, Family #129.
Listed as Maggie Spence, age 17, born in WV, in household of husband, John Spence.
4. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 200A, Family #247.
Listed as Maggie Spence, age 28, born in WV, in household of step-father, George W. Milam with
husband, John Spence, and children.
5. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 374; WV Archives Web Site.
John R. Pack; age 27; born in newport, TN; single; living at Jesse, WV; son of Harley and Mrs.
Pack; married on 14 Mar 1946 at Jesse, WV; Margaret Lee Spence; age 37; born in Windom, WV;
widow; living at Jesse, WV; daughter of Andy Adams and Nancy Adams Milam.
6. Wyoming Co, WV Obits; Genealogy Trails; transcribed by Candace Robinson.
"Spence, Margaret 71, died in a Mullens hospital Wednesday morning after a long illness. Born Jan.13,1903, at Windom, she was a daughter of the late Andy and Nancy Stewart Adams. Her husband John Lewis, died in 1938. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens. [Beckley Post- Herald, Mar.1974]"


Marie Spence

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 200A, Family #247.
Listed as Marie Spence, age 3, born in WV, in household of step-grandfather, George W. Milam
with parents.


Mormie Xerxes Browning

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District, taken on 18 Apr 1910;
Page 215B, Family #28.
Listed as Mormie X. Browning, age 3, born in WV, in household of father, Green W. Browning.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 200A, Family #248.
Listed as M. X. Browning, age 23, born in WV, married at 21, farmer, head of household.


Erna Cooper

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 6 May 1910; Page 276A, Family #271.
Listed as Erna Cooper, age 6, born in WV, in household of step-father, Wiley F. Brooks.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 7 Jan 1920, Page 227A, Family #42.
Listed as Erna Cooper, age 16, born in WV, in household of step-father, John R. Shumate.
3. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 200A, Family #248.
Listed as Erna Browning, age 25, born in WV, married at 23, in household of husband, Mormie X.
Browning.
4. Wyoming Co, WV Death Certificate #13958; WV Archives Web Site.
Erna Browning; age 33 yrs, 8 mons, 26 days; born on 22 dec 1903 in WV; married, wife of M. X.
Browning; daughter of Bee and May C. Stewart Cooper; died on 18 Sep 1937 at Jesse, Wyoming Co,
WV of utheran cancer; buried on 20 Sep 1937 at Jesse, WV; informant, J.R. Stewart.


Stanley Cooper Browning

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 200A, Family #248.
Listed as Stanley? Browning, age 1, born in WV, in household of father, Mormie X. Browning.


Isaac Bee F. Cooper

1. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1879.
I.B.F. Cooper was born in 1879 to T.J. and Victoria Cooper. No date listed.
2. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Complied by William A. March, Vol 4, page 711.
Center Township, page 003.
Listed as Isaac B.F. Cooper, age 1, in household of father, Thomas J.
Cooper.
3. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Bee F. Cooper; born on 2 Oct 1878; died on 25 Jul 1907; "Husband of May
Catherine Stewart Cook; buried in James Cook, Sr. Cemetery, Jesse, Wyoming
Co, WV.


May Catherine Stewart

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 15 Jun 1900, Page 272B, Family #145.
Listed as May Workman, age 16, born in WV in Jul 1883, in household of mother, Mary J.
Workman.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1909); Page 136; WV Archives Web Site.
Wiley Brooks; age 20; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living in Wyoming Co, WV; son of B. H. and Mary
Ann; married on 20 Feb 1909 at Pineville, WV; May Cooper; age 25; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
living in Wyoming Co, WV; daughter of C.F. and Jane.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 6 May 1910; Page 276A, Family #271.
Listed as May Brooks, age 26, born in WV, married twice, last time for 1 yr, 2 children, both living,
in household of husband, Wiley F. Brooks.
4. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 7 Jan 1920, Page 227A, Family #42.
Listed as Macie (sic, May C.) Shumate, age 34, born in WV, in household of husband, John R.
Shumate.
5. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 200A, Family #250.
Listed as May Shumate, age 45, born in WV, married at 31, in household of husband, John R.
Shumate.
6. Wyoming Co, WV Obits; Genealogy Trails; transcribed by Candace Robinson.
"Shumate, May, 92.died in a Beckley hospital Friday at 5 p.m. following a long illness. Born July 10, 1883, at Matheny, she was a daughter of the late Charles S. and Mary Jane Workman Stewart. A lifelong resident of Matheny, she attended the Matheny Church of God. Survivors include her husband, John R. Shumate; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Workman, and Mrs. Ettie Jane Cook, both of Matheny; a son, John Bee Shumate, Fort Worth, Tex; a sister, Mrs. Addie Stewart, Matheny; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the family cemetery. [Beckley Post-Herald ( no date other than 1975)] "


John Rice Shumate

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga. Slab Fork District, Family #40.
Listed as John R. Shumate, age 8, in household of father, Amos D. Shumate.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 11/12 May 1910, Page 294A, Family #266.
Listed as John Shumate, age 17, born in WV, in household of father, Amos D. Shumate.
3. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Wyoming Co, WV, Draft Board, Pineville, WV, Reg. Card
536.
John Rice Shumate; age 24; born on 28 Dec 1893; living at Jesse, Wyoming Co, WV; farmer;
dependent wife and 2 children; medium height with medium build; blue eyes and brown hair; 5 Jun
1917.
4. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 7 Jan 1920, Page 227A, Family #42.
Listed as John R. Shumate, age 28, born in WV, farmer, head of household.
5. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 200A, Family #250.
Listed as John R. Shumate, age 38, born in WV, married at 25, farmer, head of household.


May Catherine Stewart

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 15 Jun 1900, Page 272B, Family #145.
Listed as May Workman, age 16, born in WV in Jul 1883, in household of mother, Mary J.
Workman.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1909); Page 136; WV Archives Web Site.
Wiley Brooks; age 20; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living in Wyoming Co, WV; son of B. H. and Mary
Ann; married on 20 Feb 1909 at Pineville, WV; May Cooper; age 25; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
living in Wyoming Co, WV; daughter of C.F. and Jane.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 6 May 1910; Page 276A, Family #271.
Listed as May Brooks, age 26, born in WV, married twice, last time for 1 yr, 2 children, both living,
in household of husband, Wiley F. Brooks.
4. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 7 Jan 1920, Page 227A, Family #42.
Listed as Macie (sic, May C.) Shumate, age 34, born in WV, in household of husband, John R.
Shumate.
5. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 200A, Family #250.
Listed as May Shumate, age 45, born in WV, married at 31, in household of husband, John R.
Shumate.
6. Wyoming Co, WV Obits; Genealogy Trails; transcribed by Candace Robinson.
"Shumate, May, 92.died in a Beckley hospital Friday at 5 p.m. following a long illness. Born July 10, 1883, at Matheny, she was a daughter of the late Charles S. and Mary Jane Workman Stewart. A lifelong resident of Matheny, she attended the Matheny Church of God. Survivors include her husband, John R. Shumate; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Workman, and Mrs. Ettie Jane Cook, both of Matheny; a son, John Bee Shumate, Fort Worth, Tex; a sister, Mrs. Addie Stewart, Matheny; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the family cemetery. [Beckley Post-Herald ( no date other than 1975)] "


John Bee Shumate

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 7 Jan 1920, Page 227A, Family #42.
Listed as Bee Shumate, age 5 yrs, born in WV, in household of father, John R. Shumate.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 200A, Family #250.
Listed as Bee Shumate, age 15, born in WV, in household of father, John R. Shumate.


Ira Winfrede Cook

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 13/14/15 Jan 1920,
Page 189A, Family #7.
Listed as Ira Cook, age 2 yr 2 mon, born in WV, in household of father,
Burrell H. Cooke.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 2 May 1930, Page 147A, Family #42.
Listed as Ira Cook, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, Burrwell H. Cooke.
3. "The Register Haerald", Beckley, WV, Wednesday 26 Jan 2005, newspaper Obit.
"ALDERSON -- Romeo Earl Cook, 91, of Alderson, formerly of Wyoming County, passed away
Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, in a Summers County care facility following a long illness.
"Born May 23, 1913, in Wyoming County, he was the son of the late Burl and Lilly Cook.
"Mr. Cook was a member of UMWA Local Union 7604, District 17, and was a retired miner from
Island Creek Coal with 37 years of service. He loved to hunt and ginseng.
"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Garnet Mae Cook; a son, Harlan
Lacy Cook; a daughter, Joyce Lee Toler; two brothers, Clyde and Ira Cook; and a sister, Mamie
Cooper. "Survivors include two sons, James Cook of Brunswick, Ga., and Romeo Earl Cook Jr. of Beckley; a
daughter, Janice Toler of Alderson; two sisters, Ina Davis of Matheny and Victoria Cook of Beckley;
12 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. "Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Evans Memorial Chapel, Oceana, with the Rev. Woody Gillispie
officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny...."


Etta Jane Shumate

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 200A, Family #250.
Listed as Jane Shumate, age 9, born in WV, in household of father, John R. Shumate.
2. Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home Web Page; posted Obit.
"MATHENY- Etta Cook, 87, departed this life, Thursday, December 6, 2007 at her residence following a long illness.
"Born June 23, 1920 in Jesse she was the daughter of the late John R. and May C. Stewart Shumate.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira W. Cook; a granddaughter, Alexis Mullins; a brother, John B. Shumate; two sisters, Erna Cooper Browning and Ruth Cooper Workman.
"Etta was a member of Matheny Church of God, enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, flowers and spending time with her family and her dog Toby.
"Those left to cherish her memory are three sons, Ira Cook and his wife Lillian, Clyde Cook and his wife Wendy all of Matheny and Claude Cook of Fairdale; two daughters, Elda Smith and her husband, Raymond of Matheny and Andrea Halsey and her husband, Tim of York, SC.; thirteen grandchildren, Erik Cook, Jason Cook, Edward Smith, Karen Cozort, Billy Cook, Chris Cook, Melanie Mullins, Keith Cook, Kevin Cook, John Claude Cook, Kerry Lusk, Summer Halsey and Abigal Halsey; 15 great-grandchildren, Autumn Cook, Morgan Cook, Hannah Cook, Briannah Smith, Adam Cozort, Julie Cozort, Rio Cook, Gabriel Cook, Casey Cook, Maddy Cook, Gavin Cook, Johnathan J.C. Craig Cook, Daniel Cline and Kaelan Baynes; and a host of friends.
"A celebration of Etta's life will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 10, 2007 at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel with Pastor John Toler officiating. Etta will be laid to rest by her husband, Ira in Palm Memorial Gardens, Mathney..."