McDowell and Wyoming Co's, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Hubert Lester

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 456; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Hubert Lester; age 23; born and living at Verne, WV; single; son of Ross and Eva Lester; married on
9 Feb 1957 at Guyan, WV; Shelba Ann Hatfield; age 16; born and living at Guyan, WV; single;
daughter of Onnie and Mary M. Hatfield.


Shelba Ann Hatfield

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 456; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Hubert Lester; age 23; born and living at Verne, WV; single; son of Ross and Eva Lester; married on
9 Feb 1957 at Guyan, WV; Shelba Ann Hatfield; age 16; born and living at Guyan, WV; single;
daughter of Onnie and Mary M. Hatfield.
2. Mounts Funeral Home; Gilbert, WV; posted Obit.
"A sweet and loving child of God, Shelva Ann Lester, 69 of Justice, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to join her loved ones waiting for her in heaven, on Thursday, July 29, 2010, from Logan Regional Medical Center.

"Born at Welch on March 13, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Onnie and Maggie Morgan Hatfield.

"In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by: her daughter, Thelma Ann Lester; two sons: Robert Paul and Dencil Charles Lester; four brothers: Homer, Freeman, Jesse, and Ray Hatfield; two sisters: Allie Hanshaw and Vertie Hatfield; and her best friend, Zionel Walker.

"Shelva Ann was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She had a beautiful smile for everyone and a kind and loving heart. She loved fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with her wonderful family and friends. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of God. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

"Those left to love and cherish her memory and to carry on her legacy include her four sons: Jerry Lester of Tennessee, Lonnie (Kathey) Lester of Justice, Floyd Lester of Justice, and Michael (Melinda) Lester of Hanover; her three brothers: Freddie (Margaret) Hatfield of Verner, Roger Hatfield of Rock House Mountain, and Buck Hatfield of Clearfork; her three sisters: Lucille (Chuck) Debono of Detroit MI, Vonnie Walls of Jacksonville FL, and Ocie Fughette of Kentucky; her three grandchildren: Charles, Melissa, and Jessica Lester; her two great grandchildren: Michael Lester and Whitney Caserta; and three special children who called her their "Special Nana": Morgan, Kylie, and Tristan Cook; and a host of other dear family and friends.

"Friends may gather with the family, to celebrate Shelva Ann's life, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert on Monday, August 2nd from 6 to 9 pm.

"Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, August 3rd at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Arnold Harless officiating.

"Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny..."


Ernest "Ernie" Whittaker

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV; Sunday 1 Aug 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"NEWHALL — Ernest “Ernie” Whitaker, age 91, of Newhall, W.Va., died Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital in Tazewell, Va. Born April 27, 1919 at Big Creek, W.Va., he was a son of the late Mike Whitaker and Fannie Dillion Whitaker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Silver Star in August of 1945. He served in Luzon, Northern Solomons and also received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars; the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Ribbon. He was a retired coal miner from Consolidation Coal Company with over forty years of service at Berwind, Newhall #6, and Jenkinjones mines where he retired in 1981. Mr. Whitaker was a member of the UMWA, District 29, Local #7173 for sixty-five years. After retirement, he was active in his community, local and state government affairs. In February 2008, he was awarded co-citizen of the year and being one of the oldest voters in West Virginia, was inducted into West Virginia Hall of Fame by the McDowell County Commission. He was a very loving person who touched many lives. He especially loved sitting on the benches at Wal-Mart and the Claypool Hill Mall. Mr. Whitaker was a lifetime member of the NRA and a member of the Neighborhood Watch. He will be sadly missed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Annie Dalyai Whitaker; one sister, Callie Patterson; and one brother, Odell Whitaker.

"Survivors include one son, Ernest Mike Whitaker and wife, Cynthia of Troutman, N.C.; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Whitaker Lee and husband, Cecil of Tazewell, Va.; five grandchildren, Michael Eric Whitaker and wife, Beth of Conover, N.C., Brian Keith Whitaker and wife, Emily of Lincolnton, N.C., Brandon Scott Whitaker of Troutman, N.C., Myranda Dawn Edmonds of Hillsville, Va., and Chelsey Danielle Edmonds of Tazewell, Va.; four great-grandchildren, William Michael Whitaker, Mason Eugene Whitaker, Samantha Renee' Whitaker, and Natalie Elizabeth Burress; two brothers, Herbert Whitaker and wife, Marie of Columbus, Ga. and Aldmer Whitaker of New Jersey; two sisters, Theresa Bush of Ohio and Helen Brush of Vermont; a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, Linzie and Iris Beavers and family, Geneva and the late Mike Harman and family, Joe Davis and family and to all the Newhall family.

"Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at the Newhall Bible Church in Newhall, W.Va. with the Reverend Kenny Fields officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va..."


John Burley Adams

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 27; WV Archives Web Site.
Burley Adams; age 27; born in Wise Co, VA; single; miner; living at Caretta, WV; son of Frank and
Mattie; married on 11 Sep 1933 at Caretta, WV; Della May Moore; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of B.R.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Burley L Adams
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 30 Jun 1906
Death Date: 8 Jun 1990
Claim Date: 25 Mar 1969
SSN: 233105496"
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Burley L. Adams
SSN: 233-10-5496
Last Residence:
24892 War, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 30 Jun 1906
Died: 8 Jun 1990
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Della May Moore

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 27; WV Archives Web Site.
Burley Adams; age 27; born in Wise Co, VA; single; miner; living at Caretta, WV; son of Frank and
Mattie; married on 11 Sep 1933 at Caretta, WV; Della May Moore; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of B.R.


John Howard Adams

1. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"John Howard Adams, 64, of Saint Albans, formerly of War passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at his residence.
"Born February 11, 1952 in Welch he was the son of the late John Burley Adams and Della May Moore Adams. He loved people and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Eddie Adams, Fred Adams and Patton Adams; and two sisters, Martha Kestner and Goldie Henderson.
"Those left to cherish his memory are a brother, Gene Adams of Coalwood; three sisters, Mary Conormon Stanley of War, Bobbie Rose of Coalwood and Viola Richards of Sydney, OH; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
"The family will hold a memorial service to honor John’s life at a later date...."


Frank M. Adams

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Richmond, Henrico Co, VA;
submitted by An Ashland Genealogist; 24 Aug 2008.
Frank M. Adams; born 10 Oct 1882 in Louisa Co, VA; died 4 Sep 1970 in Richmond, Henrico Co, VA;
buried here; double headstone photo shown with wife, Mattie C. Stanley Adams.


Mattie Caroline Stanley

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Richmond, Henrico Co, VA;
submitted by An Ashland Genealogist; 24 Aug 2008.
Mattie C. Adams; born 20 May 1886; died 11 Jan 1965; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with husband, Frank M. Adams.


Patten Ray Adams

1. Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 30 Jul 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"BLUEFIELD — Patten Ray Adams, 70, of Bluefield, formerly of Welch, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010 in Bluefield Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

"Born May 12, 1940 near War, he was the son of the late John Burley Adams and Della May Moore Adams. He was a former foundry worker in Ohio, and attended the Salvation Army in Bluefield.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Andy, Eddie and Fred Adams; and a sister, Martha Kestner.

"Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Ethel Mitchell Adams of the home; four sons, Raymond Adams and Douglas Adams, both of Coalwood, Billy Adams of Bluefield, and Johnny Adams of Sidney, Ohio; four daughters, Ruth Ann Adams of Welch, Linda Adams of Sidney, Ohio, and Lillian Milam and Dana Milam, both of Bluefield; two brothers, Johnny Adams of Charleston and Gene Adams of Welch; four sisters, Viola Richards of Sidney, Ohio, Goldie Henderson of Piqua, Ohio, Mary Conormon Stanley of War, and Bobbie Rose of Coalwood; mother-in-law, Lilly Graham of Bluefield; and special companion, his pet dog “Little Bit.”

"Funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 12 p.m. in the Douglas Mortuary Chapel in Welch with Captain Jerry Lester officiating. Burial will follow in Tom Sparks Cemetery, Bradshaw Mt..."


Joseph "Joe" Griffith

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 197; WV Archives Web Site.
Joe Griffith; age 21; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; living at Basin, WV; son of James and Belle
Griffith; married on 2 Nov 1935 at Stephenson, WV; Ethel Shrewsbury; age 23; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; daughter of Thomas and Martha Ellen Shrewsbury.


Ethel T. Shrewsbury

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 134A;
Family #454/454.
Listed as Ethel T. Shrewsbury; age 19; born in WV; single; in household of father, Thomas J.
Shrewsbury.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 197; WV Archives Web Site.
Joe Griffith; age 21; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; living at Basin, WV; son of James and Belle
Griffith; married on 2 Nov 1935 at Stephenson, WV; Ethel Shrewsbury; age 23; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; daughter of Thomas and Martha Ellen Shrewsbury.


Oren Thomas Griffith

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Oren Thomas “Bob” Griffith, 69, of Basin, WV, went to his heavenly home on Monday July 12, 2010 at his home after a sudden illness. He was born on February 1, 1941 in Mullens, WV a son of the late Joe and Ethel “Shrewsbury” Griffith. He was a lifelong resident of Basin and a retired coal miner. His two brothers Okey Griffith of Stephenson, WV and Jim Griffith of Basin, WV also preceded him in death, along with two brother-in-law Arthur Graham and Okey Bower. Survivors left to cherish his memory include three sisters Patricia Graham of Basin, WV, Betty Tyree and husband Ernest of Richmond, VA and Margie Bower of Richmond, VA; a brother Michael Griffith and wife Linda of Mullens, WV; a sister-in-law Barbara Griffith of Alpoca, WV; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends who will greatly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday July 17, 2010 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Eddie Simpson officiating. Bob will be laid to rest in Shrewsbury Cemetery, Basin, WV..."