McDowell and Wyoming Co WV Families and Individuals

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Ronnie Dean Estep

1. Fanning Funeral Home, Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Ronnie Dean Estep, age 64, of 188 Lovers Lane,
Gary, West Virginia, passed away Friday, September
14, 2012, at Welch Community Hospital. Born March
25, 1948, in Jolo, West Virginia. He was the son of
the late Elmer and Clara Day Estep.
"He was resident of McDowell County all of his life.
Retired Director of McDowell County Vocational
School. He served as mayor of Gary for two terms.
"Preceded in death by in addition to his parents, three
sisters and one son; Lawrence Elmer Estep.
"Survivors include his wife, Sue Trivett Estep of Gary,
WV; one son, Scottie Estep of Charlotte, NC; one
daughter, Sherri (Brian) Green of Morgantown, WV;
one stepdaughter, Kimberly Graves of Wichita Falls,
TX and constant companion, puppy dog, Chloe. One
brother, Danny Estep and fiancee Carol Belany of
Paynesville, WV; five sisters: Norma (Stanley)
Hagerman, Patsy (Jackie) Sparks and Shirley (Jimmy)
Easterling all of Paynesville, WV; Jane (Eugene)
Vance of Bland, VA and Nancy (Perry) Hagerman of
High Point, NC. Three grandaughters: Brittany,
Brianna and Brooklyn Green. One
step-grandaughter; Emily Vaughn.
"Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday,
September 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Fanning
Funeral Home Chapel in Welch with Pastor Jamie
Estep and Pastor Robert Blevins, officiating. Burial
will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton,
WV..."


Guy Franklin Walls

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Brafshaw to Iaeger Road; taken on
9 Apr 1930; Page 230A; Image14 of 33; Family #111/112.
Listed as Guy Walls; age 14; born in WV; farm laborer; in household of father, Mont Walls.
2. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Guy Franklin Wall
Gender: Male
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Avondale, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 15 Jan 1916
Residence Place: Avondale, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Occupation: Bradshaw Coal Company
Weight: 145
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 7
Next of Kin: Lillian Wall
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Guy Franklin Wall Self (Head)
Lillian Wall Wife"
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Guy Wall
SSN: 235-10-8176
Last Residence:
24811 Avondale, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 15 Jan 1916
Last Benefit: 24844, Iaeger, Mcdowell, West Virginia, United States of America
Died: Oct 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Lillian C. Griffith

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Noah Stewart Cemetery, Buchanan Co, VA; submitted by
Sue Lapp; 8 Oct 2012.
Lillian C. Griffith Walls; born 21 Dec 1921 in McDowell Co, WV; died 18 Aug 2006; buried here;
headstone photo shown; "D/O Jack Griffith & Lena Maynard Sp/O Guy Wells is listed in obit, m/b Walls".


Paul Franklin Walls

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #17177; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul Franklin Walls; age 16 mons; born 23 Mar 1949 in Avondale, WV; son of Guys and Lillian
(Griffith) Walls; died 5 Dec 1950 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; due to acute upper respiratory
infection; bronco-pneumonia and acute myocarditis with failure; buried 7 Dec 1950 in Short
Ridge Cemetery, Avondale, WV.


Arlene Faye Walls

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Arlene Faye Walls, 61, of Premier, WV, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017, in Clinch Valley Medical Center at Richlands, VA. Arlene was born March 22, 1955, in Iaeger, WV, a daughter of the late Guy and Lillian Griffith Walls. In addition to her parents Arlene was preceded in death by two brothers, Leon (Pee Wee) Walls and Arnold Walls; and five sisters, Linda Hagerman, Patricia Jones, Barbara Mullins, Alice Payne and her twin sister, Eilene Walls. Survivors include her companion, Larry Robinette of Premier, WV; one son, Bryan Vance and wife Crystal of Jolo, WV; one daughter, Dawn Parson of Princeton, WV; eight grandchildren, Brittany Mullins of Hickory, NC, Bryan Vance Jr., Brandon Vance, and Amy Blankenship all of Jolo, WV; Madisun and Ethan Parsons and Allisun and Colson Parks all of Princeton, WV; three great grandchildren, Isaac, Sofia, and Cayden Heffner all of Hickory, NC; and one brother, Franklin Walls and wife Debbie of Pineville, WV. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1 o'clock with Reverend Roger Pete Woods officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger. Burial will follow in the Short Ridge Cemetery on Garland Mountain near Avondale, WV...."


Ileen Kay Walls

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'56 014373; WV Archives Web Site.
Ileen Kay Walls; age 1 yr, 7 mons; born 23 Mar 1955 in Avondale, WV; daughter of Guy F. and
Lillian (Griffith) Walls; died 24 Sep 1956 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; due to intra- abdominal ascanasis
with abssess and peritonitis; buried 26 Sep 1956 in Short Ridge Cemetery, Avondale, WV.


Eric Dwayne Matney

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Eric Dwayne Matney (The big show - nickname given
to him by his two baby boys), 41, of Piney Flats, TN,
formerly of Jolo, WV, went home to be with the Lord,
Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
"Eric was born June 22, 1970, a son of the late
Pershing "Jr." and Linda Walls Hagerman. He
worked as a Drywall man. His hobbies were drawing
and landscaping. He enjoyed spending time with his
family and friends and was of the Pentecostal Faith.
In addition to his parents Eric was preceded in death
by his grandparents, Guy and Lillian Walls and
Pershing and Margaret Hagerman, a special uncle,
Arnold Walls, and several additional uncles and aunts.
"Survivors include his wife Tracy Matney of Piney
Flats, TN; three sons, Shawn Matney of Garland, WV,
Joshua and Austin Kennedy both of Piney Flats, TN;
one daughter, Terri Matney of Avondale, WV; two
step daughters, Ashley Justice of Bartley, WV, and
Courtney Hebert of Louisiana; his first cousin(but his
sister at heart), Brandy Hicks of Jolo, WV, two step
brothers, Pershing (Pudgy) Hagerman of Trinity, NC,
and Josh Baker of Marion, VA; one step sister, Robin
Hagerman; six nephews, BJ and Brandon Vance of
Jolo, Ethan Hicks of Jolo, and Mikey Wells of Ohio,
Nathan and Patrick Coleman both of Bulls Gap, TN;
three nieces, Riley Burton of Jolo, Julie Wells of Ohio,
Katelyn Hagerman of North Carolina; and a host of
aunts and uncles who loved him.
"Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 23,
2012 at 1 o'clock with Reverend Charles Rose,
Reverend Billy Ward and Reverend Thurman
Chapman officiating at the Community Church of the
Living God at Three Forks near Jolo, WV. Burial will
follow in the Goodman Cemetery at Buckeye near
Jolo..."


Hobert Steele

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 195B; Image 46 of 56;
Family #374/386.
Listed as Hobert Steele; age 1 yr, 3 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Anse Steele.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 373; WV Archives Web Site.
Hobert Steele; age 24; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single; married on 23 Nov 1952 at Iaeger,
WV; Alice Frances Roberts; age 21; born and living at Panther, WV; single.


Alice Frances Roberts

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 373; WV Archives Web Site.
Hobert Steele; age 24; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single; married on 23 Nov 1952 at Iaeger,
WV; Alice Frances Roberts; age 21; born and living at Panther, WV; single.


Darrell Ray Steele

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Darrell Ray Steele, 54, of Sandy Huff, near Iaeger,
WV, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in
Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton, WV,
following a short illness.
"Darrell was born November 10, 1957, in Welch, WV, a
son of the late Hobert and Alice Frances Roberts
Steele. He was of the Holiness Faith and loved to
camp, hunt, and fish.
"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by
one brother, Flay Edward Steele, and one grandson,
Brayden Terry Mullins.
"Survivors include his wife of eight years, Roberta
Perdew Steele of the home; three sons, Carter Ray
Steele of Myrtle Beach, SC, Darrell Daniel (Boone)
Steele, and Sammy Dewayne Steele both of the
home; two stepsons, Wally Edward Baker of
Sissonville, WV, and Tyler Mack Addair of Sandy
Huff; one daughter, Barbara Lynn Blackburn and
husband Calvin of Rockhouse, WV; four sisters,
Patricia Stacy and husband Raymond of Paynesville,
WV, Eileen Thomas and husband Ronnie of
Princeton, WV, Juanita Hatfield and husband Billy
Hagerman, of Iaeger, WV, and Delphine Stacy and
husband Burlof Paynesville, WV; two brothers, Ricky
Steele and wife Ginger of Harmony, NC, and Ernest
Steele and wife Josie of Bradshaw, WV; two
granddaughters, Makayla Faye Renee Blackburn, and
Haley Marie Blackburn; a special father and mother
in law, Edward and Elouise Perdew of Pipestem, WV;
special friends, Cooter and Brenda Coleman of Sandy
Huff; special nephew, Curtis Edwards and wife Sandy
of Johnnycake near Iaeger; and a special niece
Jennifer Earlene Walters of Iaeger.
"Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 25,
2012 at 11 o'clock with Reverend Lawrence Cantrell
officiating at the Mile Branch Community Church at
Mile Branch, WV. Burial will follow in the Steele
Cemetery at Sandy Huff near Iaeger, WV..."


James Riley Lester

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. Marsh, page 787.
Sandy River District, page 014.
Listed as James R. Lester, age 1, in household of father, Lindsey Lester.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 265B, Family #476.
Listed as Riley Lester, age 20, born in Jun 1879 in WV, married less than a
year, head of household. Wife Lottie (________) Lester, age 21, born in Mar
1879 is also listed here.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Sandy District, Panther, taken on 5 May 1910, Page 103A,
Family #157.
Listed as Riley Lester, age 29, born in WV, married 9 years, farmer, head of household.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 265B; Image 26
of 43; Family #265/269.
Listed as James R. Lester; age 41; born in WV; married; coal miner; head of household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 241; WV Archives Web Site.
J. Riley Lester; age 44; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of L.
and Julia; married on 24 Jan 1925 at Panther, WV; Harriett Meadows; age 23; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Bill and ____.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #18629; WV Archives Web Site.
Riley Lester; age 55; born in 1881 at Panther, WV; married; husband of Harriett Lester; living at
Panther, WV; son of Lindsey and Julia (Collins) Lester; died 17 Dec 1936 at Panther, WV; from
disantery; buried 19 Dec 1936 at Panther, WV; informant, Bagle Matney, Panther, WV.


Lottie Collins

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 265B; Image 26
of 43; Family #265/269.
Listed as Lottie Lester; age 40; born in WV; married; in household of husband, James R. Lester.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #14909; WV Archives Web Site.
Lottie Lester; age 45 yrs, 6 mons; born in Nov 1878 in WV; married; housewife; daughter of
Dorsey and Dicy Collins; died 10 Sep 1923 in Sandy River District, McDowell Co, WV; from metial
insufficiency; no burial information; informant, Dorsey Matney, Panther, WV.


Polly Lester

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 265B; Image 26
of 43; Family #265/269.
Listed as Polly Lester; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, James R. Lester.


Ollie Lester

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 265B; Image 26
of 43; Family #265/269.
Listed as Ollie Lester; age 5 yrs 0 mons; born in WV; in household of father, James R. Lester.


Pharoah Lester

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 265B; Image 26
of 43; Family #265/269.
Listed as Pharoah Lester; age 3 yrs 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, James R. Lester.


Noah Lester

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 265B; Image 26
of 43; Family #265/269.
Listed as Noah Lester; age 10 mons; born in WV; in household of father, James R. Lester.


Julia Ann Lester

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 265B; Image 26
of 43; Family #265/269.
Listed as Julia Lester; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, James R. Lester.


Mary Francis Coleman

1. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Mary F. Justice; age 91; born 4 Mar 1880; died 15 Oct 1971; last residence, Panther, WV;
SS #236-78-1554; card issued in WV.


William H. "Billy" Ratliff

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken on 15 Apr 1940; E.D.24-40;
Page 786A; Image 17 of 36; Household #107.
Listed as Billy Ratliff; age 2; born in WV; no education; in household of father, Kennard Ratliff.
2. US Public Records Index; LDS Web Site.
William H. Ratliff; born 4 Nov 1937; living at PO Box 131, Premier, WV from 1 May 1993 thru
1 Feb 2000.


Melda Meare Justice

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Melda Meare Ratliff, age 67, of Premier, West
Virginia, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, at
Princeton Community Hospital. Born October 3, 1944,
in Panther, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the
late Noah and Julie Lester Justice.
"She was a resident of Premier the greater part of her
life and she was of the Protestant Faith.
"Preceded in death by in addition to her parents; her
husband, William H, Ratliff; two daughters, Patricia
Ann Mullins, Millie Jean Ratliff and various brothers
and sisters.
"Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Coleman of
Roderfield, Karen Ratliff of Panther; five sons, Jerry
Lee Ratliff of Stewart, VA, William Ratliff and wife
Malinda and Jason Ratliff, all of Premier, Keith Ratliff
and companion Kim Keaton and Dana Ratliff and wife
Tina all of Roderfield; one brother, Everett Justice of
Panther; one special nephew, Johnny Ray Justice of
Premier; eleven grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren.
"Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 19,
2012 at 11 A.M. from the Ark of Safety Church in
Roderfield with Reverend Randall Dority and
Reverend Gene Ball, officiating. Burial will follow at
Bradford Justice Cemetery at Mud Fork - Bull Creek,
WV..."


Paul T. Fredrick

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 122; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul T. Fredrick; age 25; born in Italy; single; miner; living at Davy, WV; son of Pete and Tommis;
married on 1 Apr 1919 at Davy, WV; Zora P. Mayberry; age 16; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
daughter of E.J. and Martha.
2. "WV Naturalization Records, 1814-1991; McDowell Co, WV, 1919-1929; No 712; Vol 4; Page 13;
4 Jul 191_ (1919); LDS Web Site.
Paul Fredrick; age 25; born in Rome Italy 24 Feb 1893; married; husband of Dora (sic, Zora)
Fredrick, who was born and living at Davy, WV; 5'6" tall; 149 lbs, brown eyes and brown hair; miner;
living at Davy, WV; arrived in New York in Feb 1909.
3. 1920 Census McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 12 Jan 1920; Page 243B;
Image 32 of 37; Family #316/319.
Listed as Paul Fredrick; age 25; born in Italy; married; coal miner; head of household.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 205B; Image
26 of 75; Family #224/239.
Listed as Paul Fredrick; age 38; born in Italy; married; immigrated to US in 1902; alien; loader in coal
mine; boarder; in household of Charles Rose, with son, John Fredrick.
5. Raleigh Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-562; 27 Apr 1942; Ancesty.com Web Site.
Paul Fredrick, no middle name); ahe 52; born in Italy; on 24 Dec 1890; living at Cranberry, WV;
employed by Tony Crarro at Cranberry, WV; person who will always know address, Tony Crarro,
Cranberry, WV; 5' 7" tall; 149 lbs; brown eyes and brown hair; ruddy complexion.
(Birth date doesn't match. May not be same person as above)


Zora P. Mayberry

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 122; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul T. Fredrick; age 25; born in Italy; single; miner; living at Davy, WV; son of Pete and Tommis;
married on 1 Apr 1919 at Davy, WV; Zora P. Mayberry; age 16; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
daughter of E.J. and Martha.
2. 1920 Census McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 12 Jan 1920; Page 243B;
Image 32 of 37; Family #316/319.
Listed as Zora Fredrick; age 17; born in WV; married; in household of husband, Paul T. Fredrick.


John Fredrick

1. 1920 Census McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 12 Jan 1920; Page 243B;
Image 32 of 37; Family #316/319.
Listed as John Fredrick; age 1 mon; born in WV; in household of father, Paul T. Fredrick.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 205B; Image
26 of 75; Family #224/239.
Listed as John Fredrick; age 10; born in WV; boader; in household of Charles Rose, with father, Paul
T. Fredrick.