McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

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George "Coon" Dotson Sr

1. "US Public Records Index, Vol 2"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
George Dotson; born on 11 Feb 1932; living at HC 60, Box 190, Mohawk, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Patty Greene; 13 Sep 2018.
" George “Coon” Dotson Sr.
Birth 11 Feb 1932
Argo, Pike County, Kentucky, USA
Death 11 Mar 1995 (aged 63)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Allen-Dotson Cemetery
Mohawk, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 193079062"

Additional Information Posted:
"George Dotson, 63, of Mohawk, died Saturday, March 11, 1995, at a Welch hospital. He was formally employed as a line chief for the Forestry Department of the Department of Natural Resources. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Mohawk.

"Born at Argo, KY, he was the son of the late John Dotson (1906-1981) and Oma Prater-Dotson (1907-1992). He was preceded in death by three brothers; a sister, Maudie Dotson (1927-1978); and one grandchild.

"Survivors include his wife, Gladys Allen-Dotson of the home; daughters, Gaynell Dotson-Cline (B. 1955) & husband Ronnie Cline of Mohawk and Brenda "Sally" Dotson-White & husband Donald White of Clifton, IL; sons, Darrell Wayne Dotson (1954-2018), George "June Bug" Dotson Jr., Bobby F. Dotson (B. 1964) and Ralph David Dotson (1967-2011), all of Mohawk, Mickey Roy Dotson (1955-2017) of Bolingbrook IL, Ronnie Dotson of Cookeville, TN, and Johnny "Tiny" Dotson of Bradshaw; brothers, Sammy Dotson of Panther and James Dotson of Statesville, NC; sisters, Mrs. Stella Doston-Rowe & husband Richard Rowe of Roderfield, Evelyn Dotson-Keaton (1937-2015) of Davy, Delphia Dotson-Hunt & husband J.B. Hunt of Mohawk and Mary Dotson-Justice & husband Lacy Justice of Denton, NC; seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

"Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Tuesday, March 14, 1995 at the Greenbrier Freewill Baptist Church on Greenbrier near Panther with the Rev. Willie Coleman, the Rev. Michael Casey and the Rev. Willie Daughtery officiating. Burial will follow at the Allen Cemetery at the right hand fork of Bull Creek near Mohawk.

"SOURCE: Bluefield Daily Telegraph Newspaper Archives; Monday, March 13, 1995; Page 4"


Gladys Allen

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Wyoming Precinct; E.D.24-58; taken on
20 Jul 1940; Page 1131B; Image 24 of 60; Household #172.
Listed as Gladys Allen; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph Allen.
2. "US Public Records Index, Vol 2"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Gladys Dotson; born on 15 May 1937; living at HC 60, Box 190, Mohawk, WV.


Ralph David Dotson

1. Mounts Funeral Home; Gilbert, WV; Posted Obit.
"Ralph David Dotson, 43 of Mohawk, departed this life on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Logan Regional Medical Center.
"Born June 3, 1967, at Welch, he was the son of Gladys Allen Dotson Hunt and the late George Dotson.
"In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joe and Cora Allen and his paternal grandparents, John and Oma Dotson.
"Ralph was a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend. He loved to watch television and movies, and spending time with his wonderful family and friends. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
"Those left to love and cherish his memory and to mourn his passing include his mother, Gladys Dotson Hunt of Mohawk; his two sisters: Gaynell (Ronnie) Cline of Mohawk and Brenda “Sally” White of Augusta, SC.; his six brothers: Darrell Dotson of Oceana, Mickey (Cindy) Dotson of Roanville, IL., George (Jeanne) Dotson, Jr., of Panther, Johnny Dotson of Mohawk, Ronnie (Maryann) Dotson of Cookville, TN, and Bobby (Gail) Dotson of Mohawk; his two special nieces: Amy Dotson and Courtney Justice; and a host of other dear family and friends.
"Friends may gather with the family at the Greenbrier Freewill Baptist Church at Panther on Thursday, April 14th from 6 pm to 9 pm.
"Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 15th at the Greenbrier Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Lawyer Bailey, Jr., officiating.
"Burial will follow in the Allen Cemetery at Mohawk..."
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Patty Greene; 13 Sep 2018.
"Ralph David Dotson
Birth 3 Jun 1967
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 12 Apr 2011 (aged 43)
Logan, Logan County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Allen-Dotson Cemetery
Mohawk, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 193079266"


Bobby F. Dotson

1. "US Public Records Index, Vol 2"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Bobby F. Dotson; born on 19 Jun 1964; living at HC 60, Box 190, Mohawk, WV.


Oma Prater

1. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Oma Dotson; born 10 Aug 1907; died 4 May 1992; last residence Mohawk, WV; SS#232-96-2403;
card issued in NC or WV in 1973.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Oma Prater Dotson; born 10 Oct 1908 (sic?) in PawPaw, Pike Co, KY; daughter of Salsbury and Daley
A. (Allen) Prater; died 4 May 1992; SS#232-96=2403.


Joseph P."Joe" Allen Sr

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 12 Jul 1900; Page 267A; Family #483.
Listed as Joseph P. Allen; age 1; born in Dec 1898 in WV; in household of father, Andrew J. Allen.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Wyoming Precinct; E.D.24-58; taken on
20 Jul 1940; Page 1131B; Image 24 of 60; Household #172.
Listed as Joe Allen; age 40; born in WV; married; 1 yr H.S. education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; farmer; head of household.
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Joe Allen; born 15 Dec 1899; last residence, Mohawk, WV; SS#236-01-7038; card issued in WV
before 1951.


Cora Dotson

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Wyoming Precinct; E.D.24-58; taken on
20 Jul 1940; Page 1131B; Image 24 of 60; Household #172.
Listed as Cora Allen; age 38; born in VA; married; 6th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in hosuehold of husband, Joseph Allen.
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Melinda Pearl Allen-Grimes; 9 Sep 2018.
"Cora Dotson Allen
Birth 10 Sep 1901
Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Death 1 Apr 1990 (aged 88)
Burial
Allen Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 192998840"

Additional Information Posted:
"Cora Allen, 88, of Mohawk, died Sunday at a Princeton Hospital.
"Born in Buchanan Conyty, Va., she was the daughter of the late Basil and Rebecca Hurley Dotson.
She was a member of Mohawk Freewill Baptist Church for the past 41 years, a homemaker, and a
resident of Mohawk most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Allen Sr., two
sisters and three brothers.
"Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Roy (Pauline) Jockisch of Inverness, Fla., Mrs, Jim (Jenny) Hall of
Homasassa Springs, Fla., Mrs George (Gladys) Dotson of Mohawk and Mrs. Jimmy (Nancy) Freeman
of Fairfax, Va.; sons, Ray Allen of Capels, Joe Allen Jr., of Kimball and James Allen of Chilton, Mich.;
sister Mrs. Mary Atkins of Pawpaw, Ky.; brothers, Walter Dotson of Tazewell, Va., Charlie Dotson of
Freeburn, Ky., and Willie Dotson of Hurley, Va.; 26 grandchildren, 35 great grand-children and two
great-great-granchildren.
"The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Greenbrier Freewill Baptist Church near Panther with
the Rev. Edgar Riffe and the Rev. Virgil Akers officating and burial at Allen Cemetery on Right Hand Fork of Bull Creek.
"Freinds may call today after 4 p.m. at the church.
"Bennett-Widner Funeral Home of Northfolk is in charge of arrangements."


Rayburn "Ray" Allen

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Wyoming Precinct; E.D.24-58; taken on
20 Jul 1940; Page 1131B; Image 24 of 60; Household #172.
Listed as Ray Allen; age 18; born in WV; 7th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in hosuehold of father, Joseph Allen.


Joseph "Joe" Allen Jr

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Wyoming Precinct; E.D.24-58; taken on
20 Jul 1940; Page 1131B; Image 24 of 60; Household #172.
Listed as Joe Allen, Jr; age 11; born in WV; 4th grade education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Joseph Allen.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Joe Allen Jr., 85, of Kimball, West Virginia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 25, 2013, at the Bowers Hospice House. He was surrounded by loving friends and family in his last days and supported in his passing with loving words, reading of the Bible and singing of gospel songs. Born April 1, 1928, in Loredo, WV, to Joe Sr. and Cora Dotson Allen, he lived most of his life in Kimball, WV.

"Joe was an incredibly hard-working man. He owned and operated Allen Trucking Company in Keystone for many years. In his spare time he enjoyed running heavy equipment, sharing laughs with friends, listening to bluegrass and gospel music and good home cookin’.

"He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Minnree and his two brothers, Ray and James Allen. As well as a grandson, Corbin Turney.

"Joe is survived by his three daughters, Linda Sue Mullins and husband Richard of Kernersville, NC, Cora Mae Kroll of Jacksonville, FL and Kathy Turney and husband Darrell of Winston-Salem, NC; his granddaughter, Melissa Rumple and husband Scott; his great granddaughters, Morgan and Kara.

"Also surviving Joe is his life partner of 28 years, Betsy Bailey of Pineville, WV and her children, he loved as his own; Robert Bailey of Pineville and wife Christina of Keyrock, WV, Sergeant First Class Rodney Bailey stationed in San Diego, CA, Matthew Mullins and wife Hannah of Beckley, WV and Carla Weaver and husband Chris of Beckley, WV; his adopted grandchildren: Leah, Seth, LeAndra, Rose, Matthew, Samuel, Luke and Christian.

"Joe is also survived by his four sisters, Pauline Jocksich, Maggie Hall and husband of FL, Nancy Freeman and husband Jimmy of Fairfax, VA, Gladys Hunt and husband Denver of Mohawk, WV; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

"The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV. Their dedication and effort to provide quality care over the past few months were a heartwarming blessing to the entire family. Special appreciation goes to the loving caregivers that tended to Joe during this time Shelia Miller, Penny Justice, Shirley Ellis, Frankie and Faye Walker and all others that assisted and supported. Also a sincere thank you goes to our close family friend and prayer warrior Katrina Steele of Princeton, WV, for her support and friendship during the last days of Joe's life and holding his hand as he passed. We thank God for the gift of his life and blessing the time we spent with him.

"His wake will be at Fanning Funeral Home in Welch on Monday, October 28, 2013, family viewing from 5 to 6 P.M. and Friends and Family from 6 to 8 P.M.

"Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11 A.M. from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch with Reverend Juke Sizemore, officiating. Burial will follow at the Allen Cemetery at the right hand fork of Bull Creek, WV..."


Minnree Allen

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Wyoming Precinct; E.D.24-58; taken on
20 Jul 1940; Page 1131B; Image 24 of 60; Household #172.
Listed as Minnie Allen; age 9 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph Allen.


Gladys Allen

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Wyoming Precinct; E.D.24-58; taken on
20 Jul 1940; Page 1131B; Image 24 of 60; Household #172.
Listed as Gladys Allen; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph Allen.
2. "US Public Records Index, Vol 2"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Gladys Dotson; born on 15 May 1937; living at HC 60, Box 190, Mohawk, WV.


Ronnie S. Cline Sr

1. "US Public Records Index, Vol 1"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ronnie S. Cline; born on ______; living at P.O. Box 78, Mohawk, WV.


Gaynell Dotson

1. "US Public Records Index, Vol 1"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Gaynell Cline; born on 12 Feb 1953; living at P.O. Box 78, Mohawk, WV.


Ronnie S. Cline Jr

1. "US Public Records Index, Vol 1"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ronnie S. Cline, Jr; born on 16 Dec 1970; living at P.O. Box 78, Mohawk, WV.