McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Emmitt Steele

1. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, "Tabitha Mullins Steele" article, page 246.


Lewis Brant Jr

1. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, "Lewis and Emily Francis Steele Brant " article,
Page 173; submitted by Helen Bant Gardner and Sylvester Brant, Box 780, Iaeger, WV 24844.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1952); Page 113; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Brant, Jr; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single; married on 22 Jul 1952 at Iaeger, WV; Alma
Mae Hurley; born at War Eagle, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV.


Alma Mae Hurley

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1952); Page 113; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Brant, Jr; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single; married on 22 Jul 1952 at Iaeger, WV; Alma
Mae Hurley; born at War Eagle, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV.


Ernest Lee Gardner

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1945); Page 444; WV Archives Web Site.
Ernest lee Gardner; age 22; born at Rock, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 2 Jun 1945
at Iaeger, WV; Helen Inez Brant; age 21; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single.


Helen Inez Brant

1. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, "Lewis and Emily Francis Steele Brant " article,
Page 173; submitted by Helen Bant Gardner and Sylvester Brant, Box 780, Iaeger, WV 24844.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1945); Page 444; WV Archives Web Site.
Ernest lee Gardner; age 22; born at Rock, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 2 Jun 1945
at Iaeger, WV; Helen Inez Brant; age 21; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single.


Benjamin Hershel Brant

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1951); Page 180; WV Archives Web Site.
Ben H. Brant; age 22; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single; married on 10 May 1951 at Iaeger, WV;
Phyllis Kissinger; age 21; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single.
2. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, "Lewis and Emily Francis Steele Brant " article,
Page 173; submitted by Helen Bant Gardner and Sylvester Brant, Box 780, Iaeger, WV 24844.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate # '57 014853; WV Archives Web Site.
Ben Hershel Brant; age 25; born on 27 Jan 1932 at Iaeger, WV; married; operator in coal mine; living
at Iaeger, WV; son of Lewis and Francis (Steele) Brant; died on 15 Oct 1957 in Stevens Clinic, Welch,
McDowell Co, WV fromac acute anterior myrocardial infarction; buried on 17 Oct 1957 in Iaeger
Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; informant, Earnest Gardner, Iaeger, WV.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 7 Apr 2014.
Ben Hershel Brant; born 27 Jan 1932; died 15 Oct 1957; family headtone and grave marker photos
shown.


Phyllis Kissinger

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1951); Page 180; WV Archives Web Site.
Ben H. Brant; age 22; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single; married on 10 May 1951 at Iaeger, WV;
Phyllis Kissinger; age 21; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single.


Harvey Lacy "Buzzy" Brant

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'60 015397; WV Archives Web Site.
Harvey Lacy Brant; age 5; born 30 Jul 1955 in WV; living at Iaeger, WV; son of Hershel and Phyllis
(Kissinger) Brant; died 8 Nov 1960 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; from injuried of being struck by and
automobile on public highway; buried 10 Nov 1960 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV;
informant, Phyllis Keaton, Iaeger.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 7 Apr 2014.
Harvey Lacy "Buzzy" Brant; born 30 Jul 1955; died 8 Nov 1960; family headtone and grave marker photos
shown.


Ray Sylvester Brant

1. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, "Lewis and Emily Francis Steele Brant " article,
Page 173; submitted by Helen Bant Gardner and Sylvester Brant, Box 780, Iaeger, WV 24844.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1951); Page 329; WV Archives Web Site.
Ray S. Brant; age 21; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single; married on 7 Jul 1951 at Davy, WV;
Nita Umbarger; age 21; born at Vivian, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1953); Page 40; WV Archives Web Site.
Ray Sylvester Brant; age 21; born and living at Iaeger, WV; divorced; married on 5 Nov 1953 at
Union City, WV; Anita Louise Wirt; age 21; born at Eckman, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV.
4. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 23 Sep 2012; Newspaper Obit.
"IAEGER — Ray Sylvester Brant, 78 of Iaeger, W.Va., went home to be with His Lord, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. He was the son of the late Lewis and Francis Brant.

"He was a retired coal mine owner/operator as well as a business owner. He spent his life loving and caring for his family and his church, Calvary Baptist Church of which he was an active member.

"Those who went before him in addition to his parents, were two brothers, two nephews, and his daughter, Mary Brant Yeskey.

"Left behind to cherish his memory and to look forward to being with him again includes his loving wife of 58 years, Anita Brant; son, Johnny Brant; daughters, Cheryl Mitchem and Kathy McCoy; a special son-in-law, Michael Mitchem and daughter-in-law, Noveline Brant; precious grandchildren, Christy and husband Aaron Blankenship, Michael Mitchem, Elizabeth Yeskey, Steven Ray Brant, Bobby and wife B.J. Mitchem, Christopher McCoy and Matracia McCoy and one great-grandchild, Emily Lynn Mitchem, as well as a host of nieces and nephews; two sisters, Helen Gardner and Patsy Blankenship; and two special friends, Don Stacy and Keith Auville.

"Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at 11 o’clock, with the Reverend Daniel Dean officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, W.Va. Burial will follow in the Reed Cemetery on Coon Branch Mountain near Iaeger, W.Va..."


Anita Louise Wirt

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1953); Page 40; WV Archives Web Site.
Ray Sylvester Brant; age 21; born and living at Iaeger, WV; divorced; married on 5 Nov 1953 at Union
City, WV; Anita Louise Wirt; age 21; born at Eckman, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Anita Louise (Wirt) Brant, 81, of Iaeger, WV, joined her Loving Savior and departed family in her Heavenly Home on August 22, 2018.

" Anita was born May 31, 1937, in Eckman, WV, a daughter of the late John Leslie and Glennis Marie Collins Wirt. She was a devoted wife, mother and Mums (grandmother); spending her time faithfully serving the Lord and her family. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Iaeger where she served as Treasurer of the Baptist Women’s Ministry and a faithful loving member of the Old Pathway Church. She was a prayer warrior for all those in need.

" In addition to her parents, Antia was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ray Sylvester Brant and one daughter, Mary Yeskey.

"Antia leaves behind the broken hearts of her children, Johnny Brant and wife Noveline, Cheryl Mitchem and husband Michael and Kathy Belcher and husband David. She leaves behind seven favorite grandchildren, Christy Blankenship and husband Aaron, Michael Mitchem and wife Kristen, Elizabeth Yeskey Scott and husband Clint, Steven Ray Brant, Bobby Mitchem and wife B.J., Christopher McCoy and wife Kelsey, and Matrtacia McCoy Lawrentz and husband Tyler; six cherished great grandchildren, Emily Lynn Mitchem, Katie Anne Mitchem, Carol Marie Mitchem, Harper Kate McCoy, John Michael (Jack) Scott and Ella Rayne Scott; and one sister, Freida Wirt of Stone Mt. Ga, and one brother, Richard Wirt of Ohio.

"Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 12 o’clock with Reverend James Cline and Reverend Daniel Dean officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger. Burial will follow in the Reed Cemetery on Coon Branch Mountain near Iaeger. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons...."


Patsy Ruth Brant

1. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, "Lewis and Emily Francis Steele Brant " article,
Page 173; submitted by Helen Bant Gardner and Sylvester Brant, Box 780, Iaeger, WV 24844.


Patsy Ruth Brant

1. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, "Lewis and Emily Francis Steele Brant " article,
Page 173; submitted by Helen Bant Gardner and Sylvester Brant, Box 780, Iaeger, WV 24844.


Jacob "Jake" Brant

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1902); Page 261; WV Archives Web Site.
Jacob Brant; age 31; born in Germany; single; logger; living at Panther, WV; son of Benjamin and
Josie; married on 27 Feb 1902 at Panther, WV; Mary Collins; age 16; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of Dock and Sarah.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; McDowell County Historical Society;
1995; "Jake Brant"; Article; Pages 105 and 106; submitted by Crystal Brant, Iaeger, WV 24844.
Murdered by Noah Collins while Noah was stealing a sheep from Jake.


Mary Collins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1902); Page 261; WV Archives Web Site.
Jacob Brant; age 31; born in Germany; single; logger; living at Panther, WV; son of Benjamin and
Josie; married on 27 Feb 1902 at Panther, WV; Mary Collins; age 16; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of Dock and Sarah.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; McDowell County Historical Society;
1995; "Jake Brant"; Article; Pages 105 and 106; submitted by Crystal Brant, Iaeger, WV 24844.


Ernest Lee Bright

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 232;
Family #159.
Listed as Ernest Bright; age 15; born in WV; in household of father, Alva L. Bright,
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Earnest Lee Bright
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1914
Birth Place: Iaeger, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Roderfield, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Place: Roderfield, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: N Y A
Weight: 196
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 11
Next of Kin: AL Bright
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Earnest Lee Bright Self (Head)
AL Bright Father"
3. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site,
"Name: Ernest Bright
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1914
Death Date: 15 Nov 1974
SSN: 719077300
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 28 Jun 1943
Release Date 1: 3 Jan 1946"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Paul (Dakota) S; 31 Jul 2008.
" Ernest Lee Bright
Birth 14 Jun 1914
Death 15 Nov 1974 (aged 60)
Burial
Sardinia Cemetery
Sardinia, Brown County, Ohio, USA"
5. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; McDowell County Historical Society;
1995; "Harold Lloyd Bright"; Article; Page 106; submitted by Mrs. F.W. Turner, PO Box 366, Welch,
WV 24801.


Mary Jane Romans

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; McDowell County Historical Society;
1995; "Harold Lloyd Bright"; Article; Page 106; submitted by Mrs. F.W. Turner, PO Box 366, Welch,
WV 24801.
2. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"IAEGER — Mary Jane Bright, age 87, of Iaeger, W.Va., formerly of Bluefield, W.Va., died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the residence of her son in Iaeger. Born October 9, 1922 in Pittsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joe and Anna Romans Gill.

"Working in the profession she loved, she was a nurse at Grace Hospital and Stevens Clinic Hospital in Welch. She later worked as the school nurse at Bluefield State College from 1967-1975, after which she worked at Bluefield Regional Medical Center until her retirement. Her final job was as a teacher's aide for Mercer County Schools.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lola Jane Bright; and her beloved granddaughter, Terry Lynn Bingham, who died on May 13, 2010.

"Survivors include her son, Harold "Sandy" Bright and wife, Elinor of Iaeger, with whom she had made her home for the past 2 1/2 months; her daughter, Lawanna "Pat" Steele of Bluefield, W.Va.; her three remaining grandchildren, whom she loved so much, E.A. "Buffy" Bailey of Greensboro, N.C., Natalie Bright Ayscue and husband Scott of Raleigh, N.C. and Eric L. Bright also of Raleigh, N.C.; three great-grandsons, Gregory Bingham of Frankfort, Ky., and Jordan and Logan Ayscue of Raleigh, N.C.; and three great-great-grandchildren, Eliya Faith Bingham, Jayden Scott Bingham and Dylan Blake Bingham, all of Frankfort, Ky.; two half-brothers, Allen Stone of Matheny, W.Va. and Junior Stone of Kentucky; and her "best friend," Joan Turner of Iaeger; plus a host of other family and friends.

"In honoring her wishes, she has been cremated. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, July 2, 2010 at Trinity United Methodist Church on College Avenue, Bluefield, W.Va., where friends may visit with the family from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. A brief service will be held at 7:00 p.m., with the Reverend Don Scott officiating.

"Fanning Funeral Home of Iaeger is serving the Bright family."