McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Richard Benjamin Hatfield

1. "US Public Records Index, Vol 1"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Richard B. Hatfield; born on ______; living at P.O. Box 1554, Pineville, WV 24874 in 1995.


Wayne Graham

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 12 Apr 1930, Page 193B, Family #130.
Listed as Wayne Graham, age 19, born in WV, in household of father, Alexander Graham.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 305; WV Archives Web Site.
Wayne Graham; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Oceana, WV; son of Alex Graham;
married on 17 Jan 1933 at Oceana, WV; Tressie Fortner; age 17; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at
Oceana, WV; daughter of J.L. Fortner.


Tressie Fortner

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 305; WV Archives Web Site.
Wayne Graham; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Oceana, WV; son of Alex Graham;
married on 17 Jan 1933 at Oceana, WV; Tressie Fortner; age 17; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at
Oceana, WV; daughter of J.L. Fortner.


Edwin Dennis Blankenship

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 111; WV Archives Web Site.
Edwin Blankenship; age 21; born at Clear Fork, WV; single; living at Clear Fork, WV; son of Albert and
Rosa Blankenship; married on 23 Jul 1952 at oceana, WV; Hazel Graham; age 21 (sic?); born and
living at Oceana, WV; single; daughter of Wayne and Tressie Graham.


Hazel Marie Graham

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 111; WV Archives Web Site.
Edwin Blankenship; age 21; born at Clear Fork, WV; single; living at Clear Fork, WV; son of Albert and
Rosa Blankenship; married on 23 Jul 1952 at oceana, WV; Hazel Graham; age 21 (sic?); born and
living at Oceana, WV; single; daughter of Wayne and Tressie Graham.
2. "US Public Records Index, Vol 1'; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Hazel Blankenship; born on _____; living at PO Box 211, Lynco, WV 24857 in 1996.
3. "US Public Records Index, Vol 2"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Hazel Blankenship; born on 7 Sep 1935; living at P.O. Box 69, Oceana, WV 24870.


Michael Charles Blankenship

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Michael Charles Blankenship, 56, of Kopperston, WV passed away on Friday February 3, 2017. He was born
on January 3, 1961 in Oceana, WV a son of Hazel Graham Blankenship of Kopperston and the late Edwin
Dennis Blankenship. Michael was a member of The Well Church. In addition to his father he is preceded in
death by his grandparents Wayne and Tressie Graham; a sister Debrah Blankenship; three brothers Franklin,
Clifford and David Blankenship; and a brother-in-law Andrew Lester. In addition to his mother survivors
include a special daughter Meagan Riddle; a sister Edwinna Lester of Hanover; two brothers Danny Wayne
Blankenship of Kopperston and Leroy (Sarah) Blankenship of Clear Fork; two special grandchildren Aubrey
and Michael; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at1:00 PM on
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at The Well Church, Kopperston, WV with Pastor Jeff Green officiating. He will
be laid to rest in Blankenship Cemetery, Clear Fork, WV..."


Gora Davis

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 446; WV Archives Web Site.
Gora Davis; age 20; born in WV; single;; living at Verner, WV; son of Jesse and Ocie (Browning) Davis;
married on 2 Apr 1938 at Christian, WV; Melda Runyon; age 17; born in WV; single; living at Verner, WV;
daughter of Tom and Virgie (Browning) Runyon.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Highland Memory Gardens; Chapmanville, Logan Co, WV; submitted by
McKinney; 30 Jun 2010.
Gora Davis; born 31 Dec 1917 at Verner, WV; died 26 Jun 2010 at Steeles, WV; buried here; no grave marker
photo shown; marriage license and personal photo shown.
"....Gora Davis, 93 of Steeles, formerly of Verner, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and his loved ones waiting for him in heaven, on Saturday, June 26th, 2010, from his residence, following a long illness.

"Born on December 31, 1917 at Verner, he was the son of the late Jess and Ocie Browning Davis.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Melda Runyon Davis; an only daughter, Patty Jane Davis Vinson; two sisters: Lola Lester and Bessie Tendale; four brothers: Oscar, Ora, Aubra, and Ezra "Red" Davis; and a special aunt, Bessie Davis.

"Gora was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, step-father, step-grandfather, step-great grandfather; brother, uncle, and friend. He was a disabled coal miner and the former owner and operator, for 31 years, of the Starlite Drive Inn. He was a charter member of the Verner Community Church, which was organized on January 29, 1950, serving as a Deacon, the church treasurer, and Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of the Verner Quartet. He was an honorary member of the Pads Fork Freewill Baptist Church at Steeles for the last 13 years. His wonderful smile and his loving and kind ways will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

"Those left to love and cherish his memory and to carry on his legacy include his grandson, Todd Vinson and wife Alane of Leonardtown MD; his son-in-law, Harry Vinson of Gilbert; his two sisters: Hallie Hatfield of Man and Beulah Mae Poe of Gilbert; and three special girls whom he considered his granddaughters: Christina and Kattie Farmer and Cassie Adkins. Additional survivors include his second wife, Lavy Cameron Davis of the home; his two step-sons: Douglas Lester and wife Ruth and Andrew Lester and wife Edwinna, all of Hanover; his two step-daughters: Patsy Walker and husband Lawrence of Steeles and Linda Workman and husband David of Chapmanville; his eight step-grandchildren: Treasa Walker Neace of Iaeger, Steven Lester and wife Sheila of Hanover, Andrea Browning and husband Tony of Verner, Stevie Dee Lester and fiancée Jo-Jo- Goode, Alin and Tyler Workman, and Sasha Mounts, all of Chapmanville; his three step-great grandchildren: Logan Neace, Jessica and Nicholas Browning; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and church family who he loved very much.

"Friends may gather with the family to celebrate Gora's life at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert on Monday, June 28th, from 6 to 9 pm. A service will be held at 7 pm with the Rev. Dennis Lester officiating.

"Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 29th at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Grimmett and Rev. Rodney Robinette officiating.

"He will be laid to rest beside his first wife and loving daughter at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby Heights of Pecks Mill...."


Melda Runyon

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 446; WV Archives Web Site.
Gora Davis; age 20; born in WV; single;; living at Verner, WV; son of Jesse and Ocie (Browning) Davis;
married on 2 Apr 1938 at Christian, WV; Melda Runyon; age 17; born in WV; single; living at Verner, WV;
daughter of Tom and Virgie (Browning) Runyon.


Leroy T. Blankenship

1. "US Public Records Index, Vol 1"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Leroy T. Blankenship; born on 12 Jul 1964; living at P.O. Box 106, Clear Fork, WV 24822 in 1994.
2. "US Public Records Index, Vol 2"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Leroy T. Blankenship; born on 12 Jul 1964; living at P.O. Box 69, Oceana, WV 24870.


Sarah Osborne

1. "US Public Records Index, Vol 1"; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Sarah Blankenship; born on 20 Oct 1965; living at P.O. Box 106, Clear Fork, WV 24822 in 1995.