McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Willard Elbert Copley

1. 1930 Census, Wayne Co, WV; Lincoln District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 45A; Family #262/264.
Listed as Willard Copley; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Seymore Copley.
2. US WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938- 1946"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Willard E. Copley; born in WV in 1944 (sic, 1920); living in Wayne Co, WV; enlisted on 11 Jan 1940
for 3 yrsl post graduate education; widowed; without dependents.
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Willard E. Copley; born on 6 Feb 1920; died on 22 Jun 1993; living at Pineville, Wyoming Co, WV at
death.
4. Wyoming Co, WV Cemeteries; Bud Mtn; http://www.interment.net/data/us/wv/wyoming/bud/index.htm
Willard E. Copley; born on 6 Feb 1920; died 22 Jun 1993; PFC US Army, WW II.


Mary Emiline Green

1. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Mary E. Green Copley went home to be with the Lord on November 12, 2019 surrounded by her family.

"Born July 18, 1936 in Mullens she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Nancy Jane O'Neal Green.

"Mary attended Coon Fork Church, where she loved going to church. She worked for many years as a caregiver to the elderly for many years. She loved working in her flower garden, going to yard sales, and spending time with her family.

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Willard Copley, 4 brothers James Green, Sampson Green, David Harrison Green, and Johnny Green. 1 sister Zonna Morgan, her grandson Robert Green, and her daughter-in-law Helen Green.

"Those left to cherish her memory include her 3 children Bobby Green, Nancy Sue Massie and her husband Cecil, and Brenda Blankenship and her husband Roy. 4 grandchildren Heather Massie Martin, Hollie Massie, Armanda Terrie Green, and Roy Blankenship Jr. 6 great grandchildren Dakota Fortner, Jordan Massie, Destiny Massie, Harmony Barlow, Colton Blankenship, and Jayda Johnson. 1 brother Danny Green, and 2 sisters Charlotte Blankenship, and Elva Hall, and a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.

"Services will be Friday November 15, 2019 at 12 pm in the chapel of Evans-Calfee in Pineville following the service she will be laid to rest in the Bud Community cemetery at Bud.

"Friends may gather with the family from 10am until service time Friday at the funeral home. "


Joan Marie Ellis

1, Raleigh Co, WV; Death Certificate #6234; WV Archives Web Site.
Joan Marie Ellis; age 2 days; born on May 6 (sic, May 4) 1946 at Beckley, WV; living at Bud, WV;
daughter of J. A. and Goldie (Deal) Ellis; died on 6 May 1946 in Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV from
"hemorrhagic diseaseof new form"; buried on 7 May 1949 at Bud, WV; informant, J.A. Ellis, Mullens,
WV.
2. Wyoming Co, WV Cemeteries; Bud Mtn; http://www.interment.net/data/us/wv/wyoming/bud/index.htm
Joan Marie Ellis; born in 1946; died in 1946; "Safe in the arms of Jesus".


Bernard Arvil Ellis

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Death Certificate #4073; WV Archives Web Site.
Bernard Arvil Ellis; age 1 yr, 8 mns, 20 days; born on 26 Apr 1947 at Bud, WV; son of James Arvill and
Goldie (Deel) Ellis; died on 15 jan 1949 in Taylor Hospital, Mullens, Wyoming Co, WV from a basal
skull fracture suffered from and accident at home; buried on 17 Jan 1949 in Bud Cemetery.
2. Wyoming Co, WV Cemeteries; Bud Mtn; http://www.interment.net/data/us/wv/wyoming/bud/index.htm
Bernard Arvil Ellis; born in 1947; died in 1949; "The time was sweet we spent with you".


William J. Agee

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Victoria Kinser search, 23 Nov 2001, submitted by
Mark Buckland, woodrowmb@aol.com
Nancy Pittman; born abt 1830 in VA; daughter of John and Nancy Lilly Pittman;
married first, James Wiley; second, Daniel Agee.
William J. Agee; son of Daniel and Nancy Pittman Agee.
(Error, William J. was Daniel's grandson)
4. 1880 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 18/19 Jun 1880; Page D;
Family #124/125.
Listed as William J. Agee; age 6; born in WV; in household of grandfather, Daniel H. Agee.


Burless Belcher

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 123B;
Image 31 of 65; Family #250/309.
Listed as Burless Belcher; age 1 yr, 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Paris Belcher.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Lake Superior; (now Superior); taken on
24 Apr 1930; Page 191A; Image 73 of 75; Family #626/681.
Listed as Burles Belcher; age 11; born in WV; in household of father, Paris Belcher.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 128; WV Archives Web Site.
Burless Belcher; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Welch, WV; son of Paris and Margaret
Belcher; married on 27 May 1937 in Wyoming Co, WV; Vertie Mitchell; age 18; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Baileysville, WV; daughter of John and Delpha Mitchell.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 84; WV Archives Web Site.
Burless Belcher; age 33; born at Welch, WV; divorced; living at Brenton, WV; son of Paris and Margaret
Belcher; married on 3 Jul 1952 at Pineville, WV; Vertie L. Belcher; age 33; born and living at Brenton,
WV; divorced; daughter of John and Delphia Mitchell.


Verda Louranna Mitchell

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 3 Jan 1920, Page 136A, Family #21.
Listed as Vestil Mitchell, age 6 months , born in WV, in household of father, John H. Mitchell.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 82B; Image 22 of
25; Family #187/198.
Listed as Vertie Mitchell, age 10; born in WV; in household of father, John H. Mitchell.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 128; WV Archives Web Site.
Burless Belcher; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Welch, WV; son of Paris and Margaret
Belcher; married on 27 May 1937 in Wyoming Co, WV; Vertie Mitchell; age 18; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Baileysville, WV; daughter of John and Delpha Mitchell.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 84; WV Archives Web Site.
Burless Belcher; age 33; born at Welch, WV; divorced; living at Brenton, WV; son of Paris and
Margaret Belcher; married on 3 Jul 1952 at Pineville, WV; Vertie L. Belcher; age 33; born and living
at Brenton, WV; divorced; daughter of John and Delphia Mitchell.
5. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 288; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles L. Belcher; age 27; born at Welch, WV; single; living at Baileysville, WV; son of Paris and
Margaret Belcher; married on 12 Nov 1954 at Pineville, WV; Vertie Belcher; age 35; born at
Baileysville, WV; divorced; living at Brenton, WV; daughter of John and Delphia Mitchell.
6. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"OCEANA — Verda Louranna Mitchell Belcher, 91, of Oceana, joined her beloved husband and became a member of the heavenly choir on Saturday Sept. 4, 2010, at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. "She was born June 19, 1919 in Pineville, W.Va., a daughter of the late John and Delphie Elswick Mitchell. "Vertie was of the Apostolic faith, was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her wonderful husband, Charles L. Belcher Sr.; beloved great granddaughter Jaiden Bailey; beloved granddaughter, Tammy Hatfield; and brothers Eddie, Clyde, Grant, Parris, Claude, James and Estel Mitchell. "Survivors include her sons, Randall Belcher and wife Bethel of Iaeger, Charles Belcher Jr. and wife Diane of Oceana, Gary Belcher and wife Jezel of Spartaburg, S.C., and Nelson Belcher and wife Toni of Oceana; daughters, Pauline Krucheski of Ashtabula, Ohio, Betty Lester and companion, Roger Wilson of Oceana, Linda Hatfield and husband, James of Oceana, Helen Belcher and companion, Donnie Stafford of Oceana, and Darlene Wooten and husband, Billy of Beckley; a brother, Lewis Mitchell and wife, Georgia of Baileysville; 28 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren and an unborn great grandson Joshua Isahiah Belcher; and many other loving family and friends. "A celebration of Verda’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 9, 2010, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, W.Va., with Minister Nelson Belcher officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, W.Va..."


Burless Belcher

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 123B;
Image 31 of 65; Family #250/309.
Listed as Burless Belcher; age 1 yr, 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Paris Belcher.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Lake Superior; (now Superior); taken on
24 Apr 1930; Page 191A; Image 73 of 75; Family #626/681.
Listed as Burles Belcher; age 11; born in WV; in household of father, Paris Belcher.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 128; WV Archives Web Site.
Burless Belcher; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Welch, WV; son of Paris and Margaret
Belcher; married on 27 May 1937 in Wyoming Co, WV; Vertie Mitchell; age 18; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Baileysville, WV; daughter of John and Delpha Mitchell.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 84; WV Archives Web Site.
Burless Belcher; age 33; born at Welch, WV; divorced; living at Brenton, WV; son of Paris and Margaret
Belcher; married on 3 Jul 1952 at Pineville, WV; Vertie L. Belcher; age 33; born and living at Brenton,
WV; divorced; daughter of John and Delphia Mitchell.


Verda Louranna Mitchell

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 3 Jan 1920, Page 136A, Family #21.
Listed as Vestil Mitchell, age 6 months , born in WV, in household of father, John H. Mitchell.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 82B; Image 22 of
25; Family #187/198.
Listed as Vertie Mitchell, age 10; born in WV; in household of father, John H. Mitchell.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 128; WV Archives Web Site.
Burless Belcher; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Welch, WV; son of Paris and Margaret
Belcher; married on 27 May 1937 in Wyoming Co, WV; Vertie Mitchell; age 18; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Baileysville, WV; daughter of John and Delpha Mitchell.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 84; WV Archives Web Site.
Burless Belcher; age 33; born at Welch, WV; divorced; living at Brenton, WV; son of Paris and
Margaret Belcher; married on 3 Jul 1952 at Pineville, WV; Vertie L. Belcher; age 33; born and living
at Brenton, WV; divorced; daughter of John and Delphia Mitchell.
5. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 288; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles L. Belcher; age 27; born at Welch, WV; single; living at Baileysville, WV; son of Paris and
Margaret Belcher; married on 12 Nov 1954 at Pineville, WV; Vertie Belcher; age 35; born at
Baileysville, WV; divorced; living at Brenton, WV; daughter of John and Delphia Mitchell.
6. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"OCEANA — Verda Louranna Mitchell Belcher, 91, of Oceana, joined her beloved husband and became a member of the heavenly choir on Saturday Sept. 4, 2010, at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. "She was born June 19, 1919 in Pineville, W.Va., a daughter of the late John and Delphie Elswick Mitchell. "Vertie was of the Apostolic faith, was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her wonderful husband, Charles L. Belcher Sr.; beloved great granddaughter Jaiden Bailey; beloved granddaughter, Tammy Hatfield; and brothers Eddie, Clyde, Grant, Parris, Claude, James and Estel Mitchell. "Survivors include her sons, Randall Belcher and wife Bethel of Iaeger, Charles Belcher Jr. and wife Diane of Oceana, Gary Belcher and wife Jezel of Spartaburg, S.C., and Nelson Belcher and wife Toni of Oceana; daughters, Pauline Krucheski of Ashtabula, Ohio, Betty Lester and companion, Roger Wilson of Oceana, Linda Hatfield and husband, James of Oceana, Helen Belcher and companion, Donnie Stafford of Oceana, and Darlene Wooten and husband, Billy of Beckley; a brother, Lewis Mitchell and wife, Georgia of Baileysville; 28 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren and an unborn great grandson Joshua Isahiah Belcher; and many other loving family and friends. "A celebration of Verda’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 9, 2010, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, W.Va., with Minister Nelson Belcher officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, W.Va..."


Charles Lindburgh "Lindy" Belcher Sr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Lake Superior; (now Superior); taken on
24 Apr 1930; Page 191A; Image 73 of 75; Family #626/681.
Listed as Lindy Belcher; age 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Paris Belcher.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 288; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles L. Belcher; age 27; born at Welch, WV; single; living at Baileysville, WV; son of Paris and
Margaret Belcher; married on 12 Nov 1954 at Pineville, WV; Vertie Belcher; age 35; born at
Baileysville, WV; divorced; living at Brenton, WV; daughter of John and Delphia Mitchell.
3. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site; Cemeteries, Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheney; "The RoseGarden"
Charles L. Belcher; born on 7 Oct 1929; died in9 May 1997; PFC US Army, Korea; buried here.


Verda Louranna Mitchell

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Baileysville District, taken on 3 Jan 1920, Page 136A, Family #21.
Listed as Vestil Mitchell, age 6 months , born in WV, in household of father, John H. Mitchell.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 82B; Image 22 of
25; Family #187/198.
Listed as Vertie Mitchell, age 10; born in WV; in household of father, John H. Mitchell.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 128; WV Archives Web Site.
Burless Belcher; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; living at Welch, WV; son of Paris and Margaret
Belcher; married on 27 May 1937 in Wyoming Co, WV; Vertie Mitchell; age 18; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Baileysville, WV; daughter of John and Delpha Mitchell.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 84; WV Archives Web Site.
Burless Belcher; age 33; born at Welch, WV; divorced; living at Brenton, WV; son of Paris and
Margaret Belcher; married on 3 Jul 1952 at Pineville, WV; Vertie L. Belcher; age 33; born and living
at Brenton, WV; divorced; daughter of John and Delphia Mitchell.
5. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 288; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles L. Belcher; age 27; born at Welch, WV; single; living at Baileysville, WV; son of Paris and
Margaret Belcher; married on 12 Nov 1954 at Pineville, WV; Vertie Belcher; age 35; born at
Baileysville, WV; divorced; living at Brenton, WV; daughter of John and Delphia Mitchell.
6. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"OCEANA — Verda Louranna Mitchell Belcher, 91, of Oceana, joined her beloved husband and became a member of the heavenly choir on Saturday Sept. 4, 2010, at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. "She was born June 19, 1919 in Pineville, W.Va., a daughter of the late John and Delphie Elswick Mitchell. "Vertie was of the Apostolic faith, was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her wonderful husband, Charles L. Belcher Sr.; beloved great granddaughter Jaiden Bailey; beloved granddaughter, Tammy Hatfield; and brothers Eddie, Clyde, Grant, Parris, Claude, James and Estel Mitchell. "Survivors include her sons, Randall Belcher and wife Bethel of Iaeger, Charles Belcher Jr. and wife Diane of Oceana, Gary Belcher and wife Jezel of Spartaburg, S.C., and Nelson Belcher and wife Toni of Oceana; daughters, Pauline Krucheski of Ashtabula, Ohio, Betty Lester and companion, Roger Wilson of Oceana, Linda Hatfield and husband, James of Oceana, Helen Belcher and companion, Donnie Stafford of Oceana, and Darlene Wooten and husband, Billy of Beckley; a brother, Lewis Mitchell and wife, Georgia of Baileysville; 28 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren and an unborn great grandson Joshua Isahiah Belcher; and many other loving family and friends. "A celebration of Verda’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 9, 2010, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, W.Va., with Minister Nelson Belcher officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, W.Va..."


Woodyeard Deskins Jr

1. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Thursday, 19 Oct 2006; Newspaper Obit.
"WOODYEARD DESKINS JR., 80, of Accoville, widower of Clara Lusk Deskins, died Tuesday at Logan Regional Medical Center. He was a retired employee of NASA, Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, Va., and a retired coal miner formerly employed at Amherst Coal Co. Funeral services will be 11 a.m.
Saturday at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel, Man. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. ..."
2. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Woodyeard Deskins; born on 3 May 1926; died on 17 Oct 2006; living at Man, Logan Co, WV at
death; card Issued in KY before 1951.


Clara June Lusk

1. 1940 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia Distrit; Three Forks; E.D. 19 Apr 1940; Page 688A; Image
11 of 36; Household #74.
Listed as Clare Lusk; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, Luther R. Lusk.
2. Wyoming Co, WV Marriage Records; Vol #___(1954); Page 193; WV Archives Web Site.
Dewey Daniels; age 18; born and living at Cyclone, WV; single; son of Coy and Bertha Daniels; married
on 6 Jul 1954 at Hatcher, WV Clara June Lusk; age 17; born at Lorado, WV; single; living at Cyclone,
WV; daughter of Luther and Hazel Lusk.
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Clara J. Deskins; born on 27 Oct 1938; died on 27 Jun 2002; living at Man, Logan Co, WV at death.


Virginia Ann Lusk

1. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Virginia A. Lusk; born on 2 Jul 1955; died on 19 Jun 1997; SS #234-98-1459; card issued in WV
in 1973.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, Wyoming Co, WV; submitted by
Patty Greene; 8 Jan 2009.
Virginia Ann Hatfield; born 2 Jul 1955; died 19 Jun 1997; buried here; no grave maker photo shown.


Marion Lusk

1. 1940 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia Distrit; Three Forks; E.D. 19 Apr 1940; Page 688A; Image
11 of 36; Household #74.
Listed as Marlin Lusk; age less than 1 mon; born in WV; in household of father, Luther R. Lusk.