McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Henderson B. Shumate

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1910); Page 317, WV Archives web Site.
Henderson Shumate; age 19; born and living in Wyoming Co, WV; son of W.R. and M.E. Shumate;
married on 8 Oct 1910 at the residence of Elihu Green; Virgie Green; age 19; born and living in
Wyoming Co, WV; daughter of E. L. and Virginia Green.


Virgie Green

1. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV", Center District, 1891.
Virgie Green; born on 1 Jan 1891 to Lileh and Virginia Green.
2. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Center District, Family #122.
Listed as Vergie Green, age 10, in household of father, Elihu Green.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 3 May 1910, Page 224A, Family #179.
Listed as Vergie Green, age 19, born in WV, in household of father, Elihu Green.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1910); Page 317, WV Archives web Site.
Henderson Shumate; age 19; born and living in Wyoming Co, WV; son of W.R. and M.E. Shumate;
married on 8 Oct 1910 at the residence of Elihu Green; Virgie Green; age 19; born and living in
Wyoming Co, WV; daughter of E. L. and Virginia Green.
5. Wyoming Co, WV; Death Registry; Book 4, Page 414; WV Archives Web Site.
Virgie Green Shumate; age 54 yrs, 8 mons, 10 days; born on 12 Dec 1892 (sic, 1 Jan 1891, see Ref 1)
at Newfound, WV; married; wife of H.B. Shumate; living at Stephenson, WV; daughter of Elihu and
Virginia (Goode) Green: died on 3 Apr 1946 at Stephenson, WV from a cerebral arteris; buried on 4
Apr 1946 at Beckley, WV; informant, H.B. Shumate.


William Robert Shumate

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 226, WV Archives web Site.
William Robert Shumate; age 21; born at Caloric, WV; single; living at Stephenson, WV; son of H.B.
and Virgie Shumate; married on 22 dec 1946 at Mullens, WV; Jean Caterine Miller; age 20; born at
Itmann, WV; single; living at Mullens, WV; daughter of John and Lockey Miller.


Jean Catherine Miller

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 226, WV Archives web Site.
William Robert Shumate; age 21; born at Caloric, WV; single; living at Stephenson, WV; son of H.B.
and Virgie Shumate; married on 22 dec 1946 at Mullens, WV; Jean Caterine Miller; age 20; born at
Itmann, WV; single; living at Mullens, WV; daughter of John and Lockey Miller.


John Duane "Corky" Shumate

1. " The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Saturday, 25 Sep 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"MULLENS — John Duane “Corky” Shumate, 62, of Mullens, died peacefully at his home Friday morning, September 24, 2010, following a long illness.

"Born May 21, 1948, in Beckley, he was the son of the late W.R. “Bob” Shumate and Jean Miller Shumate.

"Corky is survived by his high-school sweetheart, Dreama, “Puggy,” to whom he was married for 41 years; son Kelly Shumate and his wife, Rebecca, of Crab Orchard and the precious grandson they blessed him with, Corey Payne; Casey Shumate Parr and her husband, Marty, and Paige Parr of Atlanta, GA; a brother, Robert “Rocky” Shumate of Mullens; a sister, Bodie Fulford and her husband, Bob, of Mullens, and their son Adam of Surfside Beach, S.C., and Becky Moorefield of Crab Orchard; sister-in-law, Robin McNeely of Ghent; Butch, Ashley, and Hope McNeely of Mullens; and mother-in-law, “Sissy” McKinney of Mullens.

"Corky was a graduate of Mullens High School and Marshall University, having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Outdoor Recreation. Before settling in Mullens to raise a family, Corky taught and coached football at Webster Elementary/Jr. High School in Webster, Fla., and was a manager for Woolworth in Lakeland and St. Petersburg, Fla. Upon his return to West Virginia, he was employed by U.S. Steel at Pinnacle, W.Va., and was a member of the Mine Rescue Team while there. He was a disabled coal miner and a member of the U.M.W.A.

"Corky attended the Otsego Chapel. He enjoyed traveling with his family, listening to music, fishing, camping, and watching his favorite NBA and college football games. He was an avid golfer, playing when he could and following the PGA tour both in person and on TV. He developed many deep friendships with fellow golfers and their families, and watched with pride as his son forged a career in the game he loved so much.

"His true passion, though, was his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Corky was truly a kind soul who endured years of illness without turning to bitterness or defeat. Instead, he used his wicked sense of humor and his quick wit to endear him to all those around him. He will be sorely missed.

"The family will receive visitors at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 26, 2010, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, Mullens. A brief memorial service will follow at 2 p.m...."


John W. Pomeroy Sr

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1926); Page 31; WV Archives Web Site.
John W. Pomeroy; age 23; born in WV; single; living at Helen, WV; married on 29 Mar 1926 at
Princeton, WV; Virginia Bailey; age 21; born in VA; single; living at Princeton, WV


Virginia O. Bailey

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1926); Page 31; WV Archives Web Site.
John W. Pomeroy; age 23; born in WV; single; living at Helen, WV; married on 29 Mar 1926 at
Princeton, WV; Virginia Bailey; age 21; born in VA; single; living at Princeton, WV


Jack Douglas Lambert

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 424; WV Archives Web Site.
Jack Douglas Lambert; age 21; born at Amonate, VA; single; living at Bandy, VA; son of Fred O.
and Della Mae Lambert; married on 25 Dec 1951 at Kopperston, WV; Florence Mae Pomeroy;
age 20, born at Boomer, WV; single; living at Kopperston, WV; daughter of J.W. and Virginia
Pomeroy.


Florence Mae Pomeroy

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 424; WV Archives Web Site.
Jack Douglas Lambert; age 21; born at Amonate, VA; single; living at Bandy, VA; son of Fred O.
and Della Mae Lambert; married on 25 Dec 1951 at Kopperston, WV; Florence Mae Pomeroy;
age 20, born at Boomer, WV; single; living at Kopperston, WV; daughter of J.W. and Virginia
Pomeroy.
2. "The Register Herald"; Thursday, 30 Sep 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"KOPPERSTON — Florence Mae Lambert, 79, departed this life Monday, September 27, 2010, following a long illness. Born September 12, 1931, in Boomer she was the daughter of the late John and Virginia Bailey Pomeroy. "Mrs. Lambert was a homemaker, a faithful member of the Kopperston Presbyterian Church and worked for Dept. of Human Services as a social worker. She touched many lives and will be remembered for her goodness, kindness and always having a smile. "In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Pomeroy. "Those left to cherish her memory are a son, J. Douglas Lambert his companion and Mrs. Lambert's caregiver, Jean Diven of Baltimore, Md.; a daughter, Libby Lilly and husband, Ronnie of Flat Top; two sisters, Freda Nottingham of Kopperston and Phyllis Pomeroy of Tennessee; three grandchildren, Amanda McDonald, Justin Stewart and wife Michelle of Beaver and Hal Stewart and wife, Danielle of Hurricane; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends. "A celebration of Mrs. Lambert's life will be 1 p.m. Friday, October 1, 2010, at Kopperston Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joan Stewart officiating. Entombment will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Mausoleumn, Matheny..."


John W. Pomeroy Jr

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 297; WV Archives Web Site.
John W. Pomeroy, Jr; age 21; born at Iroquois, WV; single; living at Kopperston, WV; son of John and
Virgina Pomeroy, Sr; married on 2 Sep 1956 at Oceana, WV; Edith V. Tilley; age 21; born at Tipple,
WV; single; living at Oceana, WV; daughter of Leland and Agnes Tilley.


Edith V. Tilley

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 297; WV Archives Web Site.
John W. Pomeroy, Jr; age 21; born at Iroquois, WV; single; living at Kopperston, WV; son of John and
Virgina Pomeroy, Sr; married on 2 Sep 1956 at Oceana, WV; Edith V. Tilley; age 21; born at Tipple,
WV; single; living at Oceana, WV; daughter of Leland and Agnes Tilley.


Eugene D. Nottingham

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1950); Page 284; WV Archives Web Site.
Eugene D. Nottingham; age 21; born at Quantico, VA; single; living at Kopperston, WV; son of Norman C. and
Gertrude Nottingham; married on 23 Feb 1950 at Kopperston, WV; Freda Ruth Pomeroy; age 22; born at Helen, WV;
divorced; living at Kopperston, WV; daughter of John W. and Virginia O. Pomeroy.


Freda Ruth Pomeroy

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1950); Page 284; WV Archives Web Site.
Eugene D. Nottingham; age 21; born at Quantico, VA; single; living at Kopperston, WV; son of Norman C. and
Gertrude Nottingham; married on 23 Feb 1950 at Kopperston, WV; Freda Ruth Pomeroy; age 22; born at Helen, WV;
divorced; living at Kopperston, WV; daughter of John W. and Virginia O. Pomeroy.
2. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Saturday, 13 Jul 2013; Newspaper Obit.
"KOPPERSTON — Freda Ruth Pomeroy Nottingham, 85, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013.

"Born August 13, 1927, in Helen, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John Pomeroy and Virginia Bailey Pomeroy.

"Freda graduated from Oceana High School in 1944 and was elected as Miss Oceana. She served as the Postmaster of Kopperston Post Office for 26 years, following in her mother’s footsteps.

"She was a member of Kopperston Presbyterian Church and served as Treasurer for many years. She held numerous offices with the Eastern Star and was both a Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader.

"Freda was a gifted artisan, an excellent seamstress, photographer, avid reader, and loved all types of music. She loved fun and people. She doted on her pets. Friendship was very important to her and her friends were family to her.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin M. Hess; a son, Eugene “Skipper” Nottingham; two sisters, Phylis Padrick and Florence Lambert; one brother, John W. “Bill” Pomeroy; and many friends whom she considered family.

"Survivors include a daughter, Connie N. Toler and husband, James; a son, Barry P. Nottingham and wife, Pat; grandchildren, Gina Kohler Burks and companion, Michael Maynard, David Marshall, Tommy Marshall, Ashford Toler, Alisa Hess, Issac Hess and wife, Kacey, Darelle Toler King and husband, Timothy, Michelle Toler Puzio and husband, Larry; great-grandchildren, Adam Burks, Destiny Burgess, Bowie Kuehl, Hadley Hess, Lorean and Ryan King, and Michale Puzio; a great-great-granddaughter, Anabel Ruth, who will arrive later this month; her God daughter, Ona Mitchell Huspeth; her beloved nieces and nephews; and dear friends, John and Susan Mitchell, Tammy Green, David and Joy Mayberry, Calvin and Betty Blankenship, Pearl Tipper and Judy Trent.

"The family would like to thank Rachel Stover, NP, Hospice of Southern West Virginia and Ashford Toler, who assisted his mother by providing tender care for his grandmother.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Southern WV, PO Box 1472, "Beckley, WV 25802.

"A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, at Evans Funeral Home. .."


Cullen Len Riffe

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 200A;
Family #462/468.
Listed as Cullen Riffe; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Clarence Riffe.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 2, WV Archives Web Site.
Cullen Len Riffe; age 22; born at Litwar, WV; single; living at Roderfield, WV; married on 2 Jul 1948
at Steele, WV; Louise Hattie Blankenship; age 21; born at Iaeger, WV; single; living at Roderfield, WV.


Louise Hattie Blankenship

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 2, WV Archives Web Site.
Cullen Len Riffe; age 22; born at Litwar, WV; single; living at Roderfield, WV; married on 2 Jul 1948
at Steele, WV; Louise Hattie Blankenship; age 21; born at Iaeger, WV; single; living at Roderfield,
WV.
2. "Blankenship - Deskins" Family Tree; June Green; 4 Aug 2003; Obit; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Louise H. Blankenship Riffe, 69, of Lower Sandlick Road, Glen Daniel, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. "Born Jan. 14, 1930, at Bull Creek in McDowell County, she was the daughter of the late Kelly and Octavia Deskins Blankenship. "Mrs. Riffe spent her childhood in McDowell County, where she graduated from Iaeger High School. She was an active member of the Bethany Regular Baptist Church at Ikes Fork and the Friendship Association. "She had been a resident of Raleigh County since 1954, having lived at Sandlick for the past 25 years. She had been employed at Holiday Inn and Days Inn, Beckley, having last worked for Gold Star Tours as a tour escort. "She had been very active in school activities at Shady Spring and Trap Hill high schools for a number of years. "She was preceded in death by her husband, Cullen Riffe on Oct. 31, 1998; an infant son, Freddie Dean; three brothers, William, Walter and Leonard; and two infant sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Dorothy Blankenship. "Survivors include a son, Jack and his wife, Wanzie, of Glen Daniel; two daughters, Deborah L. Miller and her husband, Skip, of Beckley, and Amanda Kirk and her husband, Wayne, of Beaver; two granddaughters, Heather Louise and Leah Dawn Kirk and two sisters, Ida Woodward of Hendersonville, Tenn., and June Green of Hamilton, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. "Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Melton Mortuary Chapel with Elders Eddie Cline, Bryce Phillips, Cecil Belcher and Jack Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley..."