McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


William Curtis Thomas

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 77B;
Family #106/106.
Listed as Curtis Thomas; age 40; born in KY; married at 24; laborer in coal mine; head of household.


Jessie Pearl Rose

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 77B;
Family #106/106.
Listed as Jessie Thomas; age 38; born in KY; married at 22; in household of husband, William C.
Thomas.


William J."Pete" Thomas

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 77B;
Family #106/106.
Listed as William J. Thomas; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, William C. Thomas.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 248; WV Archives Web Site.
William J. Thomas; age 29; born at Davy, WV; single; living at Baileysville, WV; son of Curtis and
Jesse Thomas; married on 2 Jan 1950 at Baileysville, WV; Frances Louise Johnston; age 18; born
at Roderfield, WV; single; living at Baileysville, WV; daughter of Onnie and Thelma Johnston.
3. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"William “Pete” Thomas, 90, of Fanrock, WV departed this life on Tuesday August 10,
2010 at the Beckley Veterans Administration Regional Medical Center to live eternally with
his Savior. He was born May 5, 1920 in Davy, WV a son of the late William Curtis and
Jessie Pearl Rose Thomas. Pete was a perfect husband, father, grandfather, brother and
friend. He was a US Army WW II veteran having served 42 months overseas. He retired
from Cabot Corporation after 38 years of employment. William loved to work, take care of
his family, garden and go to church, he was a member of the Briar Creek Tabernacle for
39 years. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by seven brothers George,
Alvin, Ray, Roy, Jim, Jake and Garland Thomas; four sisters Nell Haymaker, Helen Lusk,
Anna Belle Thomas and Beulah Thomas. Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years
Frances Louise Johnston Thomas; a sister Emma Jean Rose of Brier Creek, WV; four
children Diana Newcomb and husband Gary of Lynco, WV, Richard Thomas of Brier
Creek, WV, Anita Dillon and husband Richard of Brier Creek, WV, and Russell Thomas
and wife Rhonda of Galax, VA; five grandchildren Brittany Lawson and husband Daniel,
Rebecca Brumfield and husband Derek, Savannah Thomas, Kurtis Thomas, Bethany
Dillon and Gary Wayne Newcomb; two great grandchildren Taylor and Matthew
Newcomb; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:
00 PM on Saturday August 14, 2010 at the Briar Creek Tabernacle with Rev. Ralph
Whitten officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Rose Cemetery, Brier Creek, WV..."


Frances Louise Johnston

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 248; WV Archives Web Site.
William J. Thomas; age 29; born at Davy, WV; single; living at Baileysville, WV; son of Curtis and
Jesse Thomas; married on 2 Jan 1950 at Baileysville, WV; Frances Louise Johnston; age 18; born
at Roderfield, WV; single; living at Baileysville, WV; daughter of Onnie and Thelma Johnston.


Ira Willis Rose

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 80; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Willis Rose; age 25; born at Baileysville, WV; single; living at Fanrock, WV; son of Franklin and
Dorcas Rose; married on 17 Aug 1946 at Baileysville, WV; Emma Jean Thomas; age 22; born at
Twin Branch, WV; single; living at Fanrock, WV; daughter of Curtis and Jessie Thomas.
2. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ira W. Rose; born on 29 Apr 1921; died on 21 Nov 1994; living at Davy, McDowell Co, WV at death;
SS #232-24-8006; card issued in NC or WV before 1951.


Emma Jean Thomas

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 77B;
Family #106/106.
Listed as Emma Jean Thomas; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, William C. Thomas.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 80; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Willis Rose; age 25; born at Baileysville, WV; single; living at Fanrock, WV; son of Franklin and
Dorcas Rose; married on 17 Aug 1946 at Baileysville, WV; Emma Jean Thomas; age 22; born at
Twin Branch, WV; single; living at Fanrock, WV; daughter of Curtis and Jessie Thomas.
3. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Thursday, 7 Apr 2011; Newspaper Obit.
"FANROCK — Emma Jean Thomas Rose, 87, of Fanrock, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011, at her daughter’s residence in Titusville, Fla., following a long illness. "Born March 14, 1924, in McDowell County, she was the daughter of the late William Curtis and Jessie Pearl Rose Thomas. "Mrs. Rose was a member of Brier Creek Tabernacle where she taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Ladies’ Aid Society and retired from the Wyoming County School system where she was a cook for many years at Baileysville Grade School. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, going to church and being with her family and friends. "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Willis Rose and 12 brothers and sisters. "Survivors include a son, Steve Rose and his wife, Loretta, of Brenton; a daughter, Sheila Pinter and her husband, Jack, of Titusville, Fla.; four grandchildren. Richard Rose and his wife, Marie, Tara Bartz and her husband, Bob, Billie Jo Farley and her husband, Bill, and Jessica Swanson and her husband, Phillip; six great-grandchildren, Gretchen, Matthew and Miriam Bartz, Peyton and Jackson Farley and Kendrick Swanson; and a great-granddaughter Bartz due in May. "A celebration of Emma’s life will be 11 a.m., Friday, April 8, 2011, at Brier Creek Tabernacle with the Rev. Ralph Whitten officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Family Cemetery, Fanrock..."


Haven Lusk

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 8 Apr 1930, Page 77B, Family #124.
Listed as Haven Lusk, age 17, born in WV, in household of father, Otis W. Lusk.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 22; WV Archives Web Site.
Haven Lusk; born on 27 Sep 1912 at Davy, WV; living at Davy, WV; son of Otis W. and Frances;
married on 12 Feb 1938 at Davy, WV; Helen Thomas; born in 1915 (sic, 1919 in Davy, WV; living at
Davy, WV; daughter of Curtis and Jesse.


Helen Thomas

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 77B;
Family #106/106.
Listed as Helen Thomas; age 11; born in WV; in household of father, William C. Thomas.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 22; WV Archives Web Site.
Haven Lusk; born on 27 Sep 1912 at Davy, WV; living at Davy, WV; son of Otis W. and Frances;
married on 12 Feb 1938 at Davy, WV; Helen Thomas; born in 1915 (sic, 1919 in Davy, WV; living at
Davy, WV; daughter of Curtis and Jesse.


Richard Darrell Dillon

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Richard D. Dillon; born _______; living at RR 15, Fanrock, WV; 24834 in 1994.
2. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Richard “Rick” Darrell Dillon, 58, of Fanrock, WV departed this world for his heavenly home on July 27, 2018 at his residence following a short illness.

"Rick was born December 12, 1959 in Welch, WV. He always thought of Welch as home even though he had resided in Fanrock for the past 32 years. Rick had been previously employed by King’s Tire in Bluewell, WV and was then a co-owner of a convenience store in Fanrock, WV, Brier Grocery. He attended church at Brenton Baptist Church. Rick enjoyed fishing, playing cards, riding four-wheelers and most of all, spending time with his children and grandchildren.

"Those that have departed this life before him are his father, Richard Dillon, his grandmother, Mary Snow, and two special Uncles, Clifford and Sam Dillon.

"Left to remember him is his loving mother, Lou Dillon of Welch, WV; his two daughters, Becky (Derek) Brumfield of Shady Spring, WV and Bethany (James) Adkins of Springfield, OH; his sister Diana (Gordon) Woods of Beckley, WV; his two grandchildren Levi and Lilly Brumfield; his ex-wife Anita Dillon-Thomas of Fanrock, WV whom he loved dearly; a special Uncle Roger (Emily) Dillon of Bastrop, TX; and many nephews and nieces along with many other family and friends.

"Honoring Rick’s request, the family will have a private memorial service with his Pastor, Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. His ashes will be spread at Buggs Island Lake to forever rest in the place he enjoyed so much. "


Anita Louise Thomas

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Anita L. Dillon; born _______; living at RR 15, Fanrock, WV; 24834 in 1994.