McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Walter Boggess

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Death Certificate #3161; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Boggess; age 48 yrs, 10 mons, 10 days; born in VA; married; miner; husband of Ida
Boggess; son of Dee and Ida Boggess; died 14 Feb 1935 at Otsego, WV; from myrcarditis;
buried 16 Feb 1935 at Bud, WV; informant, Roy Boggess, Otsego, WV.


James Dillard "JD" Banther Jr

1. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Wednesday, 17 Ocy 2012; Newspaper Obit.
"LYNCO — James Dillard “JD” Banther Jr., 74, of Lynco, went on to a better life on Friday, October 12, 2012.

"He was born December 23, 1937, in Laurel Branch, W.Va., a son of the late James Dillard and Hattie McCarty Banther Sr.

"JD was a member of UMWA local 7604 and worked at Kopperston #1 mine.

"Along with his parents he was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lou Lambert and brother in law Arthur Lambert; a sister, Elsie Mae Abshire, and a brother, John Banther.

"He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Janice Faye Brown Banther; a daughter Wanda Gail Perry of North Carolina; three sons, Mark Banther of North Carolina, Jimmie Banther and wife Kimberly of Matheny, and Jackie Banther and wife Phyllis “Bit” of Oceana; four grandchildren, Ashley Perry, Samantha Morgan, Kyle Lusk, and Joshua Banther and wife Haleigh; one great grandchild, Kyleigh and one due in May 2013; a special niece Joyce Hatfield and husband Tim of Beckley, and a host of other loving family and friends.

"Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Rev. Ron Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny..."


Janice Faye Brown

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Janice Faye Brown Banther, 72, of Oceana, WV passed away on Tuesday February 12, 2019 in Camden Clark
Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV. She was born on November 13, 1946 in Skin Fork, WV a daughter of the
late John and Valley Browning Brown. Janice was the last surviving member of her family. She is preceded
in death by her husband J.D. Banther. Survivors include two sons Jimmie (Kimberly) Banther of Matheny
and Jackie (Phyllis) Banther of Oceana; three grandchildren Samantha Morgan of Oceana, Kyle (Channing)
Lusk of Oceana and Joshua (Haleigh) Banther of Matheny; four great grandchildren Kyleigh, Ethan, Joseph
and Jude; special niece Joyce Ann (Tim) Hatfield; extended family Sabrina, Danielle and Nathanial; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 7PM on Friday February 15th in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Ron Harvey officiating. In keeping with her
wishes she will be cremated following the services and she will be laid to rest beside her husband in Palm
Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 5PM until time of services on
Friday at the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Donald Lee Absher Sr

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 140; WV Archives Web Site.
Donald Abshire; age 19; born in Logan Co, WV; single; living at Jesse, WV; son of Keenan and
Georgia Abshire; married on 25 Sep 1946 at Pineville, WV; Elsie Banther; age 16; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; single; living at Hatcher, WV; daughter of Dillard and Hattie Banther.
2. US Public Records Index, Vol #1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Donald Lee Abshire, Sr; born 10 Jun 1929; living at PO Box 1139, Shady Spring, WV 25918
in 1993.


Elsie Mae Banther

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 8 Apr 1930; Page 78A; Image 13
of 25; Family #121/122.
Listed as Elsie Mae Banther; age 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, James D. Banther.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 140; WV Archives Web Site.
Donald Abshire; age 19; born in Logan Co, WV; single; living at Jesse, WV; son of Keenan and
Georgia Abshire; married on 25 Sep 1946 at Pineville, WV; Elsie Banther; age 16; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; single; living at Hatcher, WV; daughter of Dillard and Hattie Banther.
3. US Public Records Index, Vol #1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Elsie Abshire; born 15 Nov 1929; living at PO Box 1139, Shady Spring, WV 25918 in 1993.


Arthur Benton Lambert Sr

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 158A; Image 29 of
40; Family #36/36.
Listed as Buster Lambert; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Isaac Lambert.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 192; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Lambert; age23; born in Pineville, WV; single; living at Oceana, WV; son of Isaac and
Viola Lambert; married on 22 Nov 1946 at Hatcher, WV; Mary Lou Banther; age 18; born in
Oceana, WV; single; living at Oceana; daughter of Dillard and Edith Banther. (Edith was her
step-mother)
3. US Public Records Index, Vol #1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Arthur B. Lambert, Sr; born 31 Dec 1921; living at PO Box 16, Oceana, WV 24870 in 1990.
4. Evans Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Our loving Dad, Arthur Benton Lambert, Sr., 90, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Raleigh General Hospital.
"Born December 31, 1921 in Pineville, WV, he was the son of the late Isaac Lambert and Viola Hamilton Lambert.
"Arthur was a retired coal miner, having worked for 33 years at Kopperston #2 mines as a buggy operator. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served his country in the Philippines during World War II. He enjoyed spending time with his dog, Buffy who preceded him death, hunting, fishing, woodworking, and gardening. Arthur was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Banther Lambert; brothers, Smith Lambert, Okey Lambert, Sam Lambert, John Lambert and Howard Lambert; and sisters, Willa Halsey, Bessie Griffith, Tish Payne and Cora Lee Perdue.
"Survivors include a son, Arthur Lambert, Jr. and friend, Paulette Umberger of Beckley; a daughter, Joyce Ann Hatfield and husband, Tim of Beckley; and grandchildren, Matthew Arthur Lambert of Beckley, Michael Andrew Lambert of Beckley, Kelly Renee Lampton of Leitchfield, KY, and Brian Ray Hatfield of Norfolk, VA..."
"...Interment; Sunday, September 02; Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV ..."


Mary Lou Banther

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 192; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Lambert; age23; born in Pineville, WV; single; living at Oceana, WV; son of Isaac and
Viola Lambert; married on 22 Nov 1946 at Hatcher, WV; Mary Lou Banther; age 18; born in
Oceana, WV; single; living at Oceana; daughter of Dillard and Edith Banther. (Edith was her
step-mother)
2. US Public Records Index, Vol #1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Mary L. Lambert; born 17 Aug 1931; living at PO Box 16, Oceana, WV 24870 in 1991.


John Lee Banther

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1960); Page 341; WV Archives Web Site.
John Banther; age 21; born in NC; single; living at Oceana, WV; son of Dillard and Hattie Banther;
married on 10 Jun 1960 at Hatcher, WV; Frances Morgan; age 21; born at Simon, WV; single;
living at Simon, WV; daughter of Albert and Peggy Morgan.
2. Catawba Co, NC; Death Certificate #24843; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John Lee Banter; age 22; born 28 Jun 1939 in WV; married; husband of Frances Morgan Banther
clerk in grocery store; living at 145 11th Ave, S.E., Hickory, NC; son of Dillard and Mattie
(sic, Hattie) Mae (McCarty) Banther; died 29 Sep 1961 at home from an apparent heart attack;
buried 1 Oct 1961 in Oakwood Cemetery, Hickory, NC; informant, Mrs. John Lee Banther,
Hickory, NC.


Frances Gay Morgan

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1960); Page 341; WV Archives Web Site.
John Banther; age 21; born in NC; single; living at Oceana, WV; son of Dillard and Hattie Banther;
married on 10 Jun 1960 at Hatcher, WV; Frances Morgan; age 21; born at Simon, WV; single;
living at Simon, WV; daughter of Albert and Peggy Morgan.


Samuel "Sam" Jones

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 223; WV Archives Web Site.
Sam Jones; age 40; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; farmer; living at Wilcoe, WV; son of
James and Pricy; married on 9 Oct 1919 at Caretta, WV; Bertha Rose; age 18; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Whitt and Mary B.


Bertha Rose

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, taken on 15 Jun 1900, Page 156A, Family #106.
Listed as Bertha Rose, age 2, born in Feb 1898 in WV, in household of father, James W. Rose.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 3 May 1910, Page 200B,
Family #240.
Listed as Bertha Rose, age 12, born in WV, in household of mother, Mary Baker Rose.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 223; WV Archives Web Site.
Sam Jones; age 40; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; farmer; living at Wilcoe, WV; son of
James and Pricy; married on 9 Oct 1919 at Caretta, WV; Bertha Rose; age 18; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Whitt and Mary B.


Frank J. Belcher

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 24 Apr 1930; Page 107A;
Family #321/321.
Listed as Frank Belcher; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, John W. Belcher.
2. Calfee Funeral Service; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Alpoca- Hear me cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
"Frank J. Belcher, 85, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Raleigh General Hospital.
Born March 21, 1927, he was the son of the late John and Nancy Jane O'Neal Belcher.
Frank was a member of the Newfound Primitive Baptist Church for many years. He loved to work on electronics and enjoyed gardening. He was very kind and considerate. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by everyone.
"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Eric Belcher.
In addition to his wife, Patricia Lee Belcher, he is survived by four daughters, Priscilla Belcher and fiancé, Andrew Trent of Rhodell, Eve Lester and husband, Denver of Alpoca, Sherry Mullins and husband, Ricky of Alpoca, and Ann Bell and husband, Allen of Princeton; four sons, James Belcher and fiancé, Terrika of Alpoca, Lonnie Lester, Jr. and wife, Sherry of Covel, Ricky Shrewsbury and wife, Denise of Alpoca, and Buster Shewsbury and wife, Tammy of Princeton; grandchildren, Destiny and Jacob Lester of Alpoca, James Jr. and Tareska Belcher of Alpoca, Rickey Jr., Tyler and Justin Mullins of Alpoca, Lonnie III and Kody Lester of Covel, and Joe O'Neal of Skygusty, Samantha McBride of Covel, and Julie Humphrey of Delmar, MD; and one great-grandson, Aiden Lester of Skin Fork..."
"...Interment, Tuesday September 11; Goode Family Cemetery..."


Carl Morris Stewart

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 306; WV Archives Web Site.
Carl Morris Stewart; age 20; born and living at Keyrock, WV; single; son of W.O. and Edith
Stewart; married on 25 Aug 1951 at Pineville, WV; Virginia Catherine Goddard; age 18; born and
living at Keyrock, WV; single; daughter of Roy J. and Myrtle Goddard.
2. Calfee Funeral Service; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"...Carl M. Stewart, 81, of Rockview, went home to be with the Lord and his heavenly family on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

"Born Nov. 15, 1930, at Itmann, he was the son of the late Walter O. and Edith Godfrey Stewart.

"Carl was a member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church. He was a very proud Marine Sergeant having served his country during the Korean War where he earned a Purple Heart. Carl was retired from the Wyoming County Board of Education as an Auto Body Repair instructor.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father- and mother-in-law, Roy and Myrtle Goddard; his sisters, Lena Hill, Clarice Hill, Garnette Stewart and Ethel Stewart; and a brother, Clair Stewart.

"Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Virginia "Catherine" Goddard Stewart; a son, William Stewart and his wife, Carolyn, of Wyoming; a daughter, Kathy Stewart and her fiancé, Ed Bolen, of Princewick; grandchildren, Sherri Brewster, Melissa Haynes and her husband, Tommy, Chris Mullens and his wife, Sabrina and Ashley Harper and her husband, Joshua; great-grandchildren, Johnta' Brewster, Tyler Haynes, Bryleigh Harper, Matthew Harper and Caleb Mullens; and Tammy Halsey of Rockview, who was like a daughter to him..."
"...Interment, 4 Oct, Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV..."


Virginia Catherine Goddard

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 306; WV Archives Web Site.
Carl Morris Stewart; age 20; born and living at Keyrock, WV; single; son of W.O. and Edith
Stewart; married on 25 Aug 1951 at Pineville, WV; Virginia Catherine Goddard; age 18; born and
living at Keyrock, WV; single; daughter of Roy J. and Myrtle Goddard.