Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Noah Morgan Belcher

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 169; WV Archives Web Site.
Morgan Belcher; born on 23 Oct 1917 at Superior, WV; single; living at Superior, WV; son of James
H. and Matha; married on 23 May 1939 at Kimball, WV; Louise Abshire; born on 9 Feb 1921 at
Superior, WV; single; living at Superior, WV; daughter of Millard D. and Mary.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by In Remembrance; 12 Dec 2018.
"Elder Noah Morgan Belcher
Birth 23 Oct 1918
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 25 Mar 1996 (aged 77)
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
New Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"

Additional Information Posted:
"Son of Elder James H. and Martha Lane Belcher
Survived by his wife Lois Abshire Belcher
Daughters Deanna and Ramona

"Obituary
Bluefield Daily Telegraph,
Bluefield, West Virginia
Wed, Mar 27, 1996 – Page 4"


Louise Absher

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 169; WV Archives Web Site.
Morgan Belcher; born on 23 Oct 1917 at Superior, WV; single; living at Superior, WV; son of James
H. and Matha; married on 23 May 1939 at Kimball, WV; Louise Abshire; born on 9 Feb 1921 at
Superior, WV; single; living at Superior, WV; daughter of Millard D. and Mary.
2. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Friday 21 Jan 2011; Newspaper Obit.
"Louise Belcher, 89, of Beckley, formerly of Belcher Mountain, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. "Born February 9, 1921 at Algoma, W.Va., the daughter of the late Millard Abshire and Mary Warner Abshire. Louise spent her life as a homemaker and took great pride in her home and made sure her husband was always ready to fulfill his duties as a minister. She was devoted to her church and family and loved the members of Little Vine Baptist Church. Louise spent the last four years of her life in Beckley but her heart always remained in McDowell County. "Besides her parents Louise was preceded in death by her loving husband Rev. Morgan Belcher; sisters, Neta Belcher and Mildred; and an infant son, James Conley. "Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Deanna Hanna and husband Rufus of West Columbia, S.C., Ramona Meadows and husband Richard of Beckley; a sister, Joan Davis of Ashland, Ohio; granddaughter, Marjorie Kupfer and husband Charles of Lugoff, S.C.; grandson, Michael Elledge and wife Sandy of Blakely, Ga., great-grandchildren, Amanda Elledge, Noah Elledge, Daniel Branham and wife Doris and Joseph Branham; great-great-grandchildren Gracen, Kinsley, and Mia, extended family of Hanna grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of beloved nieces and nephews. "Her remains rest at the Little Vine Baptist Church at Big Four, where the funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011, with Rev. Robert Lane officiating and where the family will receive friends from noon until time of the service on Saturday. Louise will be buried next to her husband in the family cemetery on Belcher Mountain.."


Deanna Belcher

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1960); Page 317; WV Archives Web Site.
Virgil A. Cook; age 30; born and living in Pineville, WV; divorced; son of Virgil and Latha Cook;
married on 26 May 1960 at Superior, WV; Deanna Belcher; age 19; born in Superior, WV; single;
living at Pineville, WV; daughter of Morgan and Louise Belcher.


Monetiville "Mart" Lester

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 156; WV Archives Web Site.
Monetiville Lester; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; sawmiller; living at Mohawk, WV; son of
Green and Armedia; married on 14 Mar 1936 at Panther, WV; Louise Hunt; age 21; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; living at Mohawk, WV; daughter of Julius and Lena.


Louise Hunt

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 156; WV Archives Web Site.
Monetiville Lester; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; sawmiller; living at Mohawk, WV; son of
Green and Armedia; married on 14 Mar 1936 at Panther, WV; Louise Hunt; age 21; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; living at Mohawk, WV; daughter of Julius and Lena.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lousie Ann Lester
[Louise Lester]
[Lousie Ann Hunt]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 19 Aug 1918
Birth Place: Elk Creek Bu, Virginia
[Argo, Kentucky]
Death Date: 3 Mar 2001
Father: Julius Hunt
Mother: Louria Justice
SSN: 236825498
Notes: Aug 1967: Name listed as LOUSIE ANN LESTER;
23 Jun 1983: Name listed as LOUISE LESTER"


Alfred Clark Lester

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Alfred Clark Lester, 73, of Jackson, MI, formerly of Bull Creek, WV, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019. Clark was born March 10, 1946, in Mohawk, WV, a son of the late Mart and Louise Hunt Lester.

" In addition to his parents Clark was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie and Scotty Lester; and two brothers-in-law, Jimmy Mullins and W. R. Keen.

"Survivors include three sisters, Opal Mullins of Lindside, WV, Agnes Klayko of Ohio and Sally Griffith and husband Lewis of War, WV; four brothers, Lacy Lester of Bluefield, WV, Ricky Lester and wife Connie of Mohawk, Leon Lester and wife Linda of Mohawk, and Denny “Pluto” Lester also of Mohawk; and numerous nieces and nephews.

"Friends may visit with the family Thursday, July 11, 2019, after 6 p.m. at the Bee Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Mohawk, WV.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 12, 2019 at 12 o’clock with Reverend Willie Coleman, Reverend Hassell Riffe and Reverend Ronnie Hurley officiating at the Bee Branch Freewill Baptist Church in Mohawk, WV.

"Burial will follow in the Lester Cemetery at Bull Creek near Mohawk, WV. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. ..."


Gayther Arvus Johnson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 193; WV Archives Web Site.
Gayther Arvus Johnson; age 21; born at Hemphill, WV; single; living at 3110 N. Milwaukee Ave,
Chicago, 18, Ill; married on 8 Nov 1956 at Litwar, WV; Bertha Mae Burks; age 17; born at Panther,
WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; with consent of Pricie Boothe, mother of Bertha Mae Burks, father
deceased.
2. The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; 21 Jan 2011; Newspaper Obit.
"LYNCO — Gayther Arvus Johnson, 75, of Lynco, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011. He was born January 22, 1935, in Hemphill, W.Va., a son of the late Gayther William and Nora Beatrice Mullins Johnson. "Arvus was a retired coal miner and a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran. "His brother Johnny Johnson also preceded him in death. "Survivors include four daughters Ann Marcum of Alabama, Donna Fox and Diana Hayes, both of Florida, and Sherry Taylor of Chicago, Ill.; four sons, Joe Johnson of Chicago, Ill., Rick Johnson of Lynco, Shawn Johnson of Tennessee, and Tony Johnson of Oceana; three sisters, Nancy Havert of Beckley, Erdene Hiller of Colonial Beach, Va., and Debbie Wilson of Richmond, Va.; three brothers, Doug Johnson and Bill Johnson, both of Lynco, and Mike Johnson of Beckley; nineteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. "Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2011, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home with Rev. William Cook officiating. Arvus’s cremains will be laid to rest in the Cook Cemetery, Lynco. Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Graveside Rites..."
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Richard Johnson; 24 Oct 2017.
"PFC Gayther Arvus Johnson
Birth 22 Jan 1935
Hemphill, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 17 Jan 2011 (aged 75)
Lynco, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Cook Cemetery
Lynco, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA "


Bertha Mae Burks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 193; WV Archives Web Site.
Gayther Arvus Johnson; age 21; born at Hemphill, WV; single; living at 3110 N. Milwaukee Ave,
Chicago, 18, Ill; married on 8 Nov 1956 at Litwar, WV; Bertha Mae Burks; age 17; born at Panther,
WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; with consent of Pricie Boothe, mother of Bertha Mae Burks, father
deceased.