McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

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Wilson Esau Lester

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 399; WV Archives Web Site.
Wilson Lester; age 22; born on 27 Sep 1941 at Pineville, WV; single; living at Oceana, WV; son of
Troy and Hazel (Bailey) Lester; married on 2 Jun 1964 at Jesse, WV; Donna Sue James; age 15;
born on 5 Sep 1948 at Hanover, WV; single; living at Hanover, WV; daughter of Jason and Masil
(Bailey) James.


Donna Sue James

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 399; WV Archives Web Site.
Wilson Lester; age 22; born on 27 Sep 1941 at Pineville, WV; single; living at Oceana, WV; son of
Troy and Hazel (Bailey) Lester; married on 2 Jun 1964 at Jesse, WV; Donna Sue James; age 15;
born on 5 Sep 1948 at Hanover, WV; single; living at Hanover, WV; daughter of Jason and Masil
(Bailey) James.
2. Stafford Funeral Home, Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Donna Sue James Lester, 68, of Cyclone, WV passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2017 at CAMC
General, Charleston, WV. She was born on September 15, 1948 in McConnel, WV a daughter of the late
Jacob and Macil Bailey James. Donna Sue was a member of the Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a grandson Lucas Lane Lusk; and a brother Nelson
James. Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years Wilson Esau Lester; a daughter Betty Jo (Corky)
Lusk of Cyclone; a son Johnny Esau Lester of Cyclone; a brother Billy (Patty) James of Denton, NC; two
grandchildren Angel Lusk and Jacob Lusk; three step grandchildren Zachary (Sammi Kay) Osborne,
Brittany (Adam) Miller and Brandi Osborne; three step great grandchildren Adalynn Miller, Lydia Miller
and Dason Griffin; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM
on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, Cyclone, WV with Rev.
Jackie Lusk, Rev. William Cook and Bro. Jed Tolliver officiating. She will be laid to rest in Brown Cemetery,
Cyclone, WV. ..."


Harvey Watts

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 288; WV Archives Web Site.
Harvey Watts; age 24; born at Huntington, WV; single; living at Cyclone, WV; son of French and Emma
Watts; married on 15 Feb 1947 at Oceana, WV; Madgdalene Bailey; age 18; born and living in
Wyoming Co, WV; single; daughter of J. and Ada Bailey.


Magdaline Bailey

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Ocena District, taken on 8 Apr 1930, Page 191B, Family #92.
Listed as Magdaline Bailey, age 8 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Jay N. Bailey.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 288; WV Archives Web Site.
Harvey Watts; age 24; born at Huntington, WV; single; living at Cyclone, WV; son of French and Emma
Watts; married on 15 Feb 1947 at Oceana, WV; Madgdalene Bailey; age 18; born and living in
Wyoming Co, WV; single; daughter of J. and Ada Bailey.


Jesse James Adkins

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken on 9 May 1930; Page 153A; Family #143/148.
Listed as Jesse Adkins; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, William Adkins.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 158; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse Adkins; age 22; born and living at Keyrock, WV; single; son of Willie and Susie Adkins; married
on 27 Aug 1949 at Keyrock, WV; Geneva Motley; age 16; born at Stephenson, WV; single; living at
Keyrock, WV; daughter of Richard W. and Susan Motley.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'69 012092; WV Archives Web Site.
Jess James Adkins; age 41; born 9 Sep 1927 in WV; married; husband of Sylvia Tolliver; coal miner;
living at Keyrock, WV; son of Willie and Susie (Beverly) Adkins; died 9 Aug 1969 in Stevens Clinic,
Welch, WV; due to adenocarcinoma, grade III of the pancreas with heptic matastases; buried 11 Aug
1969 in Privett Cemetery, Keyrock, WV; informant, Sylvia Adkins.


Sylvia Lou Tolliver

1. Evans Calfee Funeral Home; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit
"Sylvia, 79, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 at Princeton Health Care Center surrounded by her family. Sylvia was born June 27, 1939 to the late Calloway and Adie Tolliver of Pineville. She enjoyed singing about her Lord, listening to Gospel Music and spending time with her family.

'In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by six brothers, Ike, Jess, Hioram, James, Alvis and Raymond Tolliver, and three sisters, Gracie McComas, Sadie McComas, and Mazie Church.

'She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Billings; four sons, Leroy Adkins and his wife, Diana, Buddy Adkins and his wife, Susan, Roger Adkins and his companion, Cindy, and Kevin Cook; three daughters, Janice Mullens, Kathy Dancy and her companion, Rusty, and Ethel Morgan and her husband, Andy; two brothers Okey A. Tolliver and Dale Tolliver; and one sister, Frances Sims; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and her four-legged baby Little-bit.

"A celebration of Sylvia’s life will be at 12 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Evans-Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville, with the Rev. Ernest Frances officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery, Princeton...."


Gordon "Gordie" Workman

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 263; WV Archives Web Site.
Gordon Workman; age 23; born in Logan Co, WV; single; living at Cyclone, WV; son of Frank
and Nancy Workman; married on 8 Dec 1961 at Cyclone, WV; Rachel Bailey; age 19; born and
living at Cyclone, WV; single; daughter of Jay and Ada Bailey.


Rachel Bailey

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 263; WV Archives Web Site.
Gordon Workman; age 23; born in Logan Co, WV; single; living at Cyclone, WV; son of Frank
and Nancy Workman; married on 8 Dec 1961 at Cyclone, WV; Rachel Bailey; age 19; born and
living at Cyclone, WV; single; daughter of Jay and Ada Bailey.


Michael Jason Workman

1. Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"CYCLONE-Michael Jason "Huffy" Workman 44, departed this life Wednesday, August 29, 2012,
at his home.

"Born July 14, 1968, in Mullens he was the son of Gordon and Rachel Bailey Workman.

"Michael was a life long resident of Main Huff Creek, a 1987 graduate of Oceana High School and attended Toler Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

"Rev. Clarence Gibson visited Michael in 2011 and Michael gave his life to the Lord.

"He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Franklin and Nancy Workman; and maternal grandparents, Jay and Ada Bailey.

"Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Rachel and Gordon Workman of Cyclone; a son, Nelson Workman at home; and the mother of his son, Teresa Duffy; two brothers, whom he loved dearly, Jerry Workman and wife, Beatrice and Robert Workman all of Cyclone; two nephews, Adam and Kyle Workman; a great-niece, Natalie Boothe all of Cyclone; two special friends, Carolyn "Nag" Scites and Linda "Moony" Harrison; and a host of family and friends.

"A celebration of Michael's life will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jackie Lusk and Rev. Clarence Gibson officiating. Michael will be laid to rest in Osborne Cemetery, at Brushy Fork Hollow..."


Emory Dale Lusk

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1963); Page 95; WV Archives Web Site.
Emory Dale Lusk; age 21; born and living at Cyclone, WV; single; son of Wayne and Aileen Lusk;
married on 12 Apr 1963 at Kopperston, WV; Stollie Yvonne Bailey; age 16; born and living at
Cyclone, WV; single; daughter of Jay and Ada Bailey.
2. Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"CYCLONE-Rev. Emory Lusk 71, took sail on The Old Ship of Zion Monday, October 22, 2012, at Cabel Huntington Hospital.

"Born June 30, 1941, in Cyclone he was the son of the late Wayne and Allene Osborne Lusk.

"Emory was a minister of the gospel, and a devoted and faithful member of Cyclone Church of God where he helped minister for 37 years; a retired coal miner with 24 1/2 years of service at Eastern Associated Coal Company. In his spare time he loved to be outdoors, where he worked with his flowers and spent time hunting and fishing with his sons' Jessie and Loren.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Velma Workman; a brother, James Lusk; his mother and father-in-law, Jay and Ada Bailey.

"Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Stollie Bailey of Cyclone who he married 49 years ago on April 12, 1963; three children, Jessie Lusk and wife Lena Gaye,Loren Lusk and wife, Crystal and Patricia Workman and husband, Gene all of Cyclone; six grandchildren, Kellie Moore and husband Elisha of Dingess, Katie Miller and husband Gary of Cyclone, Jennifer Workman and husband, Raymond of Oceana, Derek Toler, Corey Workman, Molly Workman of Cyclone; seven great-grandchildren, Colton Harvey, Laken Osborne, Gavin Miller, Isaiah Hawker, Raegan Miller, Jasmine Workman and Kinley Harvey; six sisters, Patsy Lusk and husband, Larry, Sharon Lusk and husband, Argel, Judy Osborne and husband, Tommy, Margaret Bailey and husband, Chucky, Barbara Bailey and Loretta Harvey all of Cyclone; two brothers, Paul Lusk and wife, Naomi of Curtis and Leslie Lusk of Cyclone; and a host of nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

"A celebration of Mr. Lusk's life will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Cyclone Church of God with Rev. Kennis Lusk officiating. Mr. Lusk will be liad to rest in Osborne Cemetery, Brushy Fork, Cyclone, WV..."


Stollie Yvonne Bailey

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1963); Page 95; WV Archives Web Site.
Emory Dale Lusk; age 21; born and living at Cyclone, WV; single; son of Wayne and Aileen Lusk;
married on 12 Apr 1963 at Kopperston, WV; Stollie Yvonne Bailey; age 16; born and living at Cyclone,
WV; single; daughter of Jay and Ada Bailey.


George Robert Humphrey

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 97; WV Archives Web Site.
George Robert Humphrey; age 21; born on 15 Feb 1944; born in AL; living at Bluefield, VA; son of
William and Helen (Flanigan) Humphrey; married on 4 Mar 1965 at Pineville, WV; Betty Lou Lusk;
age 18; born on 25 Jun 1946 at Herndon, WV; living at Covel, WV; daughter of Benton and Blanche
O. (Gray) Lusk.


Betty Lou Lusk

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 97; WV Archives Web Site.
George Robert Humphrey; age 21; born on 15 Feb 1944; born in AL; living at Bluefield, VA; son of
William and Helen (Flanigan) Humphrey; married on 4 Mar 1965 at Pineville, WV; Betty Lou Lusk;
age 18; born on 25 Jun 1946 at Herndon, WV; living at Covel, WV; daughter of Benton and Blanche
O. (Gray) Lusk.


French Watts

1. Wayne Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1914); Page 419; WV Archives Web Site.
French Watts; age 18; born and living in Wayne Co, WV; married on 8 Sep 1914 at Stilner, Wayne Co,
WV; Emma Scott; age 16; born and living in Wayne Co, WV; no parents listed.


Emma Scott

1. Wayne Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1914); Page 419; WV Archives Web Site.
French Watts; age 18; born and living in Wayne Co, WV; married on 8 Sep 1914 at Stilner, Wayne Co,
WV; Emma Scott; age 16; born and living in Wayne Co, WV; no parents listed.


Jesse Bailey

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1960); Page 252; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse Bailey; age 23; born and living at Cyclone, WV; single; son of Jay and Ada Bailey; married on
29 Jan 1960 at Hatcher, WV; Janis Brown; age 23; born and living at Cyclone, WV; single; daughter
of Joda and Etha Brown.


Janice Brown

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1960); Page 252; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse Bailey; age 23; born and living at Cyclone, WV; single; son of Jay and Ada Bailey; married on
29 Jan 1960 at Hatcher, WV; Janis Brown; age 23; born and living at Cyclone, WV; single; daughter
of Joda and Etha Brown.