McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Elmer Goodman

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"On Sunday morning, April 17, 2016, Elmer Goodman, 66, departed this life at Raleigh General Hospital. Born
on September 22, 1949, he was the son of the late Mike and Elsie Goodman. In addition to his parents he is
preceded in death by his 16 year old baby girl Megan; brothers James, Ralph and Benny; and mother-in-law
Babe Toler. A retired coal miner and barber, Elmer had served on the Oceana City Council and served his
country in Vietnam. With a great fondness of gardening and fishing; and making new friends when he sold
apples, Elmer enjoyed watching the WV Mountaineer games. Left to cherish 27 years of everlasting and
precious memories shared with Elmer is his loving wife Rita Toler Goodman, who was his constant and
devoted companion. Also survived by daughter Ashley Shannon Goodman and grandchildren Harlow
Osborne and Ledger Bailey; three biological children Larry Goodman, Michael and Altar Sheppard; brother
Johnny (wife Rita); two sisters Mary Bishop Acord (Husband Bob) and Betsy Bailey; father-in-law Ray Toler;
two brothers-in-law Rayvon Toler (Wife Betty) and Stacy Toler; several nephews and nieces; his little buddy
Cameron Morgan; and so many friends made over the years. Per Elmer's wishes there will be no visitation.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny,
WV. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military rites..."


Johnny Lee Goodman

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1966); Page 44; WV Archives Web Site.
Johnny Lee Goodman; age 20; born on 25 Mar 1946 at Welch, WV; single; living at Ravencliff, WV;
son of Mike and Elsie Goodman; married on 12 Nov 1966 at Ravencliff, WV; Joyce Kay Stewart; age
18; born on 10 Jun 1948 at Ravencliff, WV; single; living at Ravencliff, WV; daughter of Quinton and
Cora (Bailey) Stewart.


Johnny Lee Goodman

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1966); Page 44; WV Archives Web Site.
Johnny Lee Goodman; age 20; born on 25 Mar 1946 at Welch, WV; single; living at Ravencliff, WV;
son of Mike and Elsie Goodman; married on 12 Nov 1966 at Ravencliff, WV; Joyce Kay Stewart; age
18; born on 10 Jun 1948 at Ravencliff, WV; single; living at Ravencliff, WV; daughter of Quinton and
Cora (Bailey) Stewart.


Joyce Kay Stewart

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1966); Page 44; WV Archives Web Site.
Johnny Lee Goodman; age 20; born on 25 Mar 1946 at Welch, WV; single; living at Ravencliff, WV;
son of Mike and Elsie Goodman; married on 12 Nov 1966 at Ravencliff, WV; Joyce Kay Stewart; age
18; born on 10 Jun 1948 at Ravencliff, WV; single; living at Ravencliff, WV; daughter of Quinton and
Cora (Bailey) Stewart.


Lacy R. Bishop Jr

1. Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, Wyoming Co, WV; Posted Obit.
"Lacy Bishop, Jr., 64, of Baileysville, WV, became safe in the arms of Jesus at 1:30 AM on Thursday
March 18, 2010 at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. He was born June 13, 1945 in Steeles,
WV a son of the late Lacy Bishop, Sr. and his mommy Martha Elizabeth Bailey Bishop. He was a retired coal miner with 27 years of service and a member of the UMWA. Lacy was a member of the Brenton Baptist Church having served as a deacon for 28 years. He loved leading the singing of gospel hymns, coon hunting and witnessing for Jesus. He was also preceded in death by three brothers Alex “Pedro” Cline and infants Okey and Roy Rondall Bishop; two sisters Lacine Lester, Georgia Belcher and his mother Marie Bishop. Survivors include his loving wife of almost 45 years Sharon Elaine Williams Bishop; two sons Gregory Allen Bishop and wife Candice Dawn of Turkey Creek , WV and Jeffrey Lee Bishop and wife Kimberly Dawn of West Palm Beach, FL; seven grandchildren Gregory Allen “Jr.” Bishop, Jr., Andrew Lacy Bishop, Jacob Lee Bishop, Justin Taylor Bishop, Lauren Celia Bishop, Jared Tyler Bishop and Kara Leilani Bishop; six sisters Emogene (Jason) Lester of Gilbert Creek, WV, Kathreine (Raymond) Bowles of Williamsburg, VA, Nanna Mae (Charles) Stewart of Baileysville, WV, Cathy Lou (Danny) Baize of Delbarton, WV, Judy Pearl (Bill) Hammitt of Welch, WV and Margaret Ann (Herbert – Deceased) Lester of Gilbert Creek, WV; two brothers Ollie Lee (Ruth) Bishop of Coon Branch, WV and Edward “Ed” (Jean) Bishop of Manchester, GA; two special sister-in-laws Etta Jean Bishop of Steeles, WV and Julie Cline of Ikes Fork, WV; a special cousin Vera Cook of North Spring, WV; four aunts Lucy Lockhart, Mila Dale, Ellen (Paul) McCoy and Brookie (Hershel) Morgan; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday March 20, 2010 in the Brenton Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. Lacy will be laid to rest Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV..."


Sharon Elaine Williams

1. US Public Records Index; LDS Web Site.
Sharon Elaine Bishop; born 18 Aug 1948; living at HC Box 63, Brenton, WV 24818 from Jul 1
2005 to 29 Oct 2007; Lacy R. Bishop, Jr possible relative.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Sharon Elaine Williams Bishop, 69, of Inman, SC formerly of Baileysville, WV went to be with the Lord on
Saturday August 4, 2018. A native of Spartanburg, she was the widow of Lacy Junior Bishop and the
daughter of the late Henry and Gladys Corbett Williams. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel
Baptist Church of Campobello and the Brenton Baptist Church. In addition to her husband and parents she
is preceded in death by a son Jeffrey Bishop. She is survived by her son, Greg (Wendy) Bishop of
Baileysville; brothers, David (Karen) Williams of MN and Michael (fiancé Re’nee) Williams of OH; and her
grandchildren, Gregory Bishop, Jr., Andrew Bishop, Jacob Bishop, Kara Bishop, Lauren Bishop, Justin
Bishop and Jared Bishop. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Tuesday August 14th at the Brenton
Baptist Church, Brenton WV with Pastor Tommy Knotts officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm
Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11AM until time of services on
Tuesday August 14th at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Freeman Lockhart

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 356; WV Archives Web Site.
Freeman Lockhart; age 30; born and living at Hanover, WV; single; son of Troy and Virginia (Lester)
Lockhart; married on 26 Sep 1948 at Hanover, WV; Lucy Bishop; age 25; born and living at Steeles,
WV; single; daughter of Alfred and Judy (Blankenship) Bishop.


Lucy Bishop

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 183B; Family #158.
Listed as Lucy Bishop; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Alfred J. Bishop.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 356; WV Archives Web Site.
Freeman Lockhart; age 30; born and living at Hanover, WV; single; son of Troy and Virginia (Lester)
Lockhart; married on 26 Sep 1948 at Hanover, WV; Lucy Bishop; age 25; born and living at Steeles,
WV; single; daughter of Alfred and Judy (Blankenship) Bishop.


Roy Dale

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 302; WV Archives Web Site.
Roy Dale; age 26; born at Cherokee, WV; single; living at Maitland, WV; married on 30 Jun 1951 at
Welch, WV; Mila Bishop; age 22; born at Steeles, WV; single; living at Welch, WV.


Mila Bishop

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 184A; Family #158.
Listed as Mila Bishop; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, Alfred J. Bishop.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 302; WV Archives Web Site.
Roy Dale; age 26; born at Cherokee, WV; single; living at Maitland, WV; married on 30 Jun 1951 at
Welch, WV; Mila Bishop; age 22; born at Steeles, WV; single; living at Welch, WV.


Boyd Belcher

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Clear Fork District, Family #136.
Listed as Boyd Belcher, age 1, in household of father, James Belcher.
2. Logan Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #3716; Logan, WV Draft Board; 12 Sep 1918;
Ancestry.com Web Site.
Boyd Belcher; age 18; born on 26 Aug 1900; living at Amherstdale, Logan Co, WV; mine laborer for
Amherstdale Coal Co; nearest relative, Martha Belcher, Amherstdale, WV; tall with slender build;
brown eyes and dark hair.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 204; WV Archives Webb Site.
Boyd Belcher; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Hanover, WV; son of James Belcher;
was issued a license on 31 Aug 1920 in Wyoming Co, WV to marry; Elsie Lester; age 21; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; living at Hanover, WV; daughter of Jake Lester; no return by minister.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 318; WV Archives Web Site.
Boyd Belcher; age 23; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Trent, WV; married on 10 Dec 1922 at
Hanover, WV; Mary Belcher; age 18; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Trent, WV.
5. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Gilbert; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 136A; Image 5 of 10; Family #44/47.
Listed as Boyd Belcher; age 31; born in WV; married at 24; team driver for railroad construction; head
of household.
6. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Boyd Belcher; born on 26 Aug 1899; died in Oct 1984; living at Lynco, Wyoming Co, WV at death;
SS #236-05-0921; card issued in WV before 1951.


Elsie E. Lester

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 30 Apr 1910; Page 255A; Family #92/95.
Listed as Elsie Lester; age 17 born in WV; in household of father, Jacob A. Lester.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 17/19 Jan 1920; Page 221B;
Family #92/92.
Listed as Elsie E. Lester; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, Jacob A. Lester.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 204; WV Archives Webb Site.
Boyd Belcher; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Hanover, WV; son of James Belcher;
was issued a license on 31 Aug 1920 in Wyoming Co, WV to marry; Elsie Lester; age 21; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; living at Hanover, WV; daughter of Jake Lester; no return by minister.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 251; WV Archives Web Site.
Wilson Paynter; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Hanover, WV; son of J.N. Paynter;
married on 9 Jul 1922 at residence of J.H.E. Ellis; Elsie Lester; age 19; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
living at Hanover, WV; daughter of J.A.J. and India Lester.
5. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, Huff Creek District, taken on 18 Apr 1930, Page 181B, Family #118.
Listed as Essie Paynter, age 27, born in WV, married at 19, in household of husband, Wilson Painter.