McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Jesse Lee Allen

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 10 may 1910; Page
76B; Image 24 of 28; Family #191/192.
Listed as Jessie Allen; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Henry Allen.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 16/17 Feb 1920; Page
234A; Image 15 of 16; Family #__/362.
Listed as Jesse Allen; age 17; born in WV; in household of father, Henry Allen.
3. 1930 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Knox District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 148B; Image 20 of 40;
Family #166/176.
Listed as Jessie Allen; age 24; born in WV; married at 18; laborer on railroad construction; head of
household.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken on 13 May 1940;
Page 1240B; Image 118 of 132; Household #914.
Listed as Jessie L. Allen; age 34; born in WV; married; 7th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; laborer on road construction; head of household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'72 012619; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Jesse L. Allen; age 69; born 5 Dec__ in WV; widowed; miner; SS #234-14-1993; living at Iaeger,
WV; son of Henry and Margaret (THompson) Allen; died 30 Jul 1972 in the Doctors Memorial
Hospital, Welch, WV; from an acute coronary occlusion due to arteriosclerosis; buried 3 Aug 1972
in Mullins Cemetery, Paynesville, WV.


Ola Cooper

1. 1930 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Knox District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 148B; Image 20 of 40;
Family #166/176.
Listed as Ola Allen; age 23; born in VA; married at 17; in household of husband, Jesse L. Allen.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken on 13 May 1940;
Page 1240B; Image 118 of 132; Household #914.
Listed as Ola Allen; age 32; born in VA; married; 5th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Jesse L. Allen.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'61 009462; WV Archives Web Site.
Ola Allen; age 57; born in Jun 1904 in VA; married; housewife; living at Litwar, WV; daughter of
Bill and Clema (Justice) Cooper; died 19 Jul 1961 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; from
decompensated portal cirrhosis with coma; myxedema for 15 yrs; buried 21 Jul 1961 in Wiley
Mullins Cemetery, Paynesville, WV; informant, Jesse Allen, Litwar, WV.


William "Bill" Allen

1. 1930 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Knox District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 148B; Image 20 of 40;
Family #166/176.
Listed as Bill Allen; age 3 yrs, ?? mons; born in VA; in household of father, Jesse L. Allen.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken on 13 May 1940;
Page 1240B; Image 118 of 132; Household #914.
Listed as William Allen; age 14; born in WV; 5th grade education; not attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Jesse L. Allen.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Polly Fry Hagerman; 25 Feb 2012.
"Bill Allen
Birth 27 Dec 1926
West Virginia, USA
Death 18 Jun 1945 (aged 18)
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Wiley Mullins Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia"

Additional Information Posted:
"PVT BTRY A 3 REGT FA REPL
WORLD WAR II"


Cloyd Allen

1. 1930 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Knox District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 148B; Image 20 of 40;
Family #166/176.
Listed as Cloyd Allen; age 1 yr, ?? mons; born in WV; in household of father, Jesse L. Allen.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken on 13 May 1940;
Page 1240B; Image 118 of 132; Household #914.
Listed as Claud Allen; age 11; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Jesse L. Allen.


Addie Allen

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #724; WV Archives Web Site.
Addie Allen; age 1 yr, 11 mons, 23 days; born 24 Jan 1931 at Will Marr; daughter of Jess, born in
Paynesville, WV, and Ola (Cooper), born in Hurley, VA, Allen; died 17 Jan 1933 at Bradshaw, WV;
from influenza with pneumonia; no doctor; buried 18 Jan 1933 in Payne Cemetery.


Sarah Allen

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 29 Jun 1900; Page 255B; Image
33 of 65; Family #294/294.
Listed as Sarah Allen; age 5; born in May 1895 in WV; in household of father, Henry Allen.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 10 may 1910; Page
76B; Image 24 of 28; Family #191/192.
Listed as Sarah Allen; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, Henry Allen.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'67 014671; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Sarah Coleman; age 73; born 5 May 1895 in WV; widow; living at Roderfield, WV; daughter of
Henry and Margaret Allen; died 16 Oct 1967 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; from cardio vascular
disease with diabetes; buried 19 Oct 1967 in Coleman Cemetery, Guesses Fork, VA.


Milton B. Puckett

1. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; E.D. 14-2; taken on 18 Apr 1940; Page 67A;
Image 66 of 80; Household #11.
Listed as Milton B. Puckett; age 9; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Henry T. Puckett.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 246; WV Archives Web Site.
Milton B. Puckett; age 25; born at Yukon, WV; single; living at Hatcher, WV; son of Henry and
Violet Puckett; married on 1 Jul 1956 at Pineville, WV; Eleanor June Stewart; age 20; born at
Shirley, WV; single; living at Marianna, WV; daughter of John C. and Melvina Stewart.


Eleanor June Stewart

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 246; WV Archives Web Site.
Milton B. Puckett; age 25; born at Yukon, WV; single; living at Hatcher, WV; son of Henry and
Violet Puckett; married on 1 Jul 1956 at Pineville, WV; Eleanor June Stewart; age 20; born at
Shirley, WV; single; living at Marianna, WV; daughter of John C. and Melvina Stewart.
2. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Sunday, 27 Jan 2013; Newspaper Obit.
"OCEANA — Eleanor Puckett, 76, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital.

"Born July 23, 1936, in Shirley, WV, she was the daughter of the late John and Melvina Underwood Stewart.

"Eleanor attended Oceana High School and was a 1954 graduate of Pineville High School. She was an avid computer buff and enjoyed chatting with her many online friends. She was a member of Delilah Methodist Church.

"In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Milton, and two daughters, Barbara Puckett and Kathy Jo Puckett.

"Those left to cherish her memory are two children, Janet Kinser of Oceana and Christopher Puckett and his wife, Lanell, of Princeton; siblings, Jim Pettit and wife, Leona, of Paden City, WV, Joan Sluss of Ft. Ashby, WV, and Sue Lusk and husband, John, of Keyser, WV; four sisters-in-law, Verlie Puckett, Joan Lawson, Mary Lou Lusk, and Anita Toler; four grandchildren, Allison Kinser, Adam Kinser, Tristan Puckett, and Nathan Puckett; a host of nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.

"A celebration of Eleanor’s life will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Evans Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David White officiating. Entombment will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny..."


Samuel Harvey Puckett

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Jeffersonville District; Thompson Valley; taken on 19 Apr 1910;
Page 132A; Image 5 of 21; Family #40/40.
Listed as S.H. Puckett; age 63; born in VA; married 6 times; last time for 23 yrs; farmer; head of
household.
2. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Jeffersonville District; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 152A; Image
9 of 18; Family #78/78.
Listed as Harve Puckett; age 75; born in VA; married; farmer; head of household.


Mary Sarilda Hager

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Jeffersonville District; Thompson Valley; taken on 19 Apr 1910;
Page 132A; Image 5 of 21; Family #40/40.
Listed as Sarilda Puckett; age 42; born in VA; married once for 23 yrs; 5 children, 4 living; in
household of husband, Samuel H. Puckett.
2. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Jeffersonville District; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 152A; Image
9 of 18; Family #78/78.
Listed as Mary Puckett; age 51; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Samuel H. Puckett.


Eva Puckett

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Jeffersonville District; Thompson Valley; taken on 19 Apr 1910;
Page 132A; Image 5 of 21; Family #40/40.
Listed as Eva Puckett; age 14; born in VA; in household of father, Samuel H. Puckett.


Allie Puckett

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Jeffersonville District; Thompson Valley; taken on 19 Apr 1910;
Page 132A; Image 5 of 21; Family #40/40.
Listed as Allie Puckett; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, Samuel H. Puckett.


George Puckett

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Jeffersonville District; Thompson Valley; taken on 19 Apr 1910;
Page 132A; Image 5 of 21; Family #40/40.
Listed as George Puckett; age 9; born in VA; in household of father, Samuel H. Puckett.
2. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Jeffersonville District; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 152A; Image
9 of 18; Family #78/78.
Listed as George Puckett; age 18; born in VA; coal miner; in household of father, Samuel H.
Puckett.


Joanne B. Puckett

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 26 Apr 1930; Page 119A; Image 37
of 52; Family #328/332.
Listed as Anna Puckett; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Hery T. Puckett.
2. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; E.D. 14-2; taken on 18 Apr 1940; Page 67A;
Image 66 of 80; Household #11.
Listed as Joan B. Puckett; age 12; born in WV; 4th grade education; attending school; lived in
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Henry T. Puckett.


Henry Terry Puckett Jr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 26 Apr 1930; Page 119A; Image 37
of 52; Family #328/332.
Listed as Henry Puckett, Jr; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Hery T. Puckett.
2. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; E.D. 14-2; taken on 18 Apr 1940; Page 67A;
Image 66 of 80; Household #11.
Listed as Henry Puckett, Jr; age 14; born in WV; 7th grade education; attending school; lived in
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Henry T. Puckett.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV; submitted by Patty Greene, 29
Dec 2008.
Henry Tery Puckett, Jr; born 2 Nov 1925; died 22 Feb 2008; buried here.
"OCEANA — Henry Terry Puckett Jr., 82, of Oceana, went to be with the Lord at 4 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2008. He passed away at Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, following a long illness.

"Born Nov. 2, 1925, at Gary, he was the son of the late Henry Terry Puckett Sr. (1893-1964) and Violet A. Adams-Puckett (1908-2006).

"Mr. Puckett was a graduate of Oceana High School, a World War II veteran and a retired foreman of Eastern Coal Corp.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Milton B. Puckett (Deceased).

"Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Verlie Allen-Puckett; five children, Patrick Puckett and his wife, Jackie, of Daphne, Ala., David Puckett and his wife, Lana, of London, Ky., Keith Benge and his wife, Paula, of Chesterfield, Va., Rita Griffith and her husband, Sidney, of Chesterfield and Ladd Jasper III and his fiancée, Sandra Vance, of Oceana; three sisters, Joanne Lawson of Draper, Va., Mary Lou Lusk of Mullens and Anita Toler and her husband, Vaughn, of Madison; and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Puckett of Oceana. He is survived by his loving grandchildren, Jessica Puckett, David Puckett Jr., Emma Faith Puckett, Alexandria Bowen, Stewart David McLeod, Ryan Benge and his wife, Lorrie, Michelle Benge, Addison Benge, Danielle Hawkins, Cody Griffith, Peyton Griffith, Michael Vance, Anthony Vance, Pamela Cole and Destiny Cole. He is also survived by a loving family member, Tammie Cimino, and a host of family and friends.

"Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Evans Memorial Chapel, Oceana, with the Rev. Randy Bowles officiating. Entombment will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny..."


Kenneth Jacob Stafford

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 4 May 1940; Page 238;
Image 44 of 96; Hosehold #338.
Listed as Kenneth Stafford; age 10; born in WV; 4th grade education; lived in same place on 1
Apr 1935; in household of father, William L. Stafford.
2. US Public Records Index, Vo 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Kenneth Stafford; born 25 Mar 1930; living at P.O. Box 238, Kopperston, WV 24854.
3. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Kenneth Jacob Stafford, 90, of Kopperston, WV passed away on Friday February 5, 2021 at the home
of his daughter in Oceana. He was born on March 25, 1930 in Glen Morrison, WV now known as Sabine,
WV. He was preceded in death by his parents Rev. William L. Stafford and Eliza Blake Hatcher Stafford;
his loving wife of 56 years Erma Lillian Arthur Stafford; a son Randall "Randy" Stafford; deceased
grandchildren Jonathan Tilley, Anthony Tilley and Crystal Sparks Hall; siblings William, Raymond,
Joseph, Thomas, Dennis, Dreama, and an infant sister Iris Ann. Dad was a member of Toneda
Missionary Baptist Church for 50 plus years and served as a deacon, on the Advisory Board, Senior BYF
youth leader, Chairman of the Missions Committee, an usher and a greeter. Kenneth was a US Marine
Veteran, worked at the Ford plant in Detroit, MI, was a coal miner for 40 plus years for Eastern
Associated Coal Corporation's Kopperston #2 mine, a member of UMWA Local 7604, Chaplin of the
Burial Committee, the Mine Saftey committee and umpired youth Baseball games. He loved camping,
fishing, hunting, family get togethers and reunions. He was a good neighbor and friend to many, but
mostly he was a good Christian man that walked the talk and was happy to share his love of what the
Lord had done for him. Enjoy your rewards in Heaven Dad! We were so fortunate to call you daddy and
will see you again. Kenneth is survived by his daughters Lillian (Bill) Tilley of Eccles, Marsha (Tom)
Sparks of Oceana and Sandra (Mitch) Solacz of Prosperity; a brother Rev. James (Ann) Stafford of
Canton, Ohio; a daughter in law Sue Stafford of Oceana; his uncle Jake Hatcher of Princeton; ten
grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren; several nieces,
nephews and many friends. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday February 10, 2021 at
Toneda Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor Scotty Lusk officiating. He will be laid to rest in Blue
Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, WV. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct
Military Rites. Friends may gather with the family on Wednesday from Noon until service time at the
church. Pallbearers will be family. He always enjoyed working on the Missions Committee at Toneda
Missionary Baptist Church so In Lieu of flowers please consider donating to Toneda Baptist Church, PO
Box 1395, Oceana, WV 24870 and earmark it to the Missions Committee or to the Gideon's
International, Attn: Fairley Lusk, PO Box 233, Oceana, WV 24870. For those who can not attend, the
service will be provided on the Scottie Lusk's Facebook page. The family would like to send special
thanks to Darrell and Pam Worrell, Kenneth and Kathy Cook, Oceana Fire and Rescue Squad and Arvin
Drake the Chief, Ben and Garrett Bailey the best neighbors, Toneda Missionary Baptist Church,
Guyandotte Baptist Church, Pastor Scottie Lusk, Fairley, Donna and Eric Lusk, Lindsey Kennedy,
Hospice of Southern WV and care givers: Tanya Bailey, Dena Spence and Amy Latham, and the
Veterans. The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Randall K. Stafford

1. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Sundat, 27 Jan 2013; Newspaper Obit.
"OCEANA — Randall K. “Randy” Stafford, 53, of Oceana, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013, at his home, from a battle with cancer.

"He was born January 28, 1959, in Man, W.Va., a son of Kenneth Jacob Stafford of Kopperston and the late Erma Lillian Arthur Stafford.

"Randy loved to ride his GoldWing motorcycle with his wife Sue. They had traveled to 39 of 50 States in the United States touring the country. He was a member of the Toneda Baptist Church and the UMWA. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting with his two sons Patrick and Jared. Randy enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter Jasmine, usually bicycling and fishing. He also volunteered in the past with church youth groups and Sunday school programs, civic organizations such as Oceana Little League, Biddy Buddy Basketball, and the Boy Scouts. He was formerly employed with Arch Coal Inc., Mingo Logan Coal Co., Transervice Inc., Harris #2 Mine, and Itmann Coal Co.

"He was preceded in death by his mother.

"In addition to his father Kenneth Jacob Stafford of Kopperston, he is survived by his wife of 33 years Sue Stafford of Oceana, their two sons Patrick Stafford of Welch, and Jared Stafford and wife Kat of Beckley; one grandchild Jasmine Stafford of Mullens; three sisters Lillian Tilley and husband Billy of Eccles, Marsha Sparks and husband Tommy of Oceana, and Sandy Solacz and husband Mitch of Mt. Hope; a special sister-in-law Lou Blankenship of Oceana who helped with his home health care; special friends Brenda and Frank Jenelos Sr., Frank Jenelos Jr., numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and a host of other loving family and friends.

"Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Toneda Missionary Baptist Church, Kopperston, W.Va., with Pastor Jim Hamrick and Rev. Ron Lee officiating. Special singing by Timmy Harless, Wes Cook and Eric Lusk Singers.

"Friends gather with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the church.

"In keeping with Randy’s wishes he will be cremated..."