McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Lucille Beverly

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; Kopperston; E.D. 55-9; Page 218A; Image 63 of
96; Household #521.
Listed as Lucille Sizemore; age 18; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in Wyoming
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Thomas E. Sizemore.
2. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV;Tuesday 29 Jan 2013; Newspaper Obit.
"As the sun came up on her favorite day of the week, Ida Lucille Beverly Sizemore Chambers Wheeler went to sing in God’s Holy Choir on Sunday, January 27, 2013.

"Lucille was born on December 8, 1921, to the Rev. Edgar and Buna Brewster Beverly of Indian Creek, W.Va.

"Preceding her in death was her first husband and father of her children, Thomas E. Sizemore. After his passing she married Lewis Chambers and then George Wheeler. A son, Douglas Edward Sizemore; granddaughter, Karen Marie Sizemore; grandson, Larry Ray Shields; brother, Fred Edward Beverly; adopted sister, Elsie St Clair and her husband, Arthur St Clair; and stepgrandchild, Tim Stewart, also preceded her in death.

'Lucille was the pastor for many years of the Indian Creek Community Church on the Welch-Pineville Road. She loved to sing, play the piano and being with people. She was employed for a short time at Buddy’s Discount in Pineville. She lived in Welch, W.Va., and then moved to Beaver, to be near her daughter. She was attending Beaver United Methodist Church at the time of her death.

'Loved ones that will miss their Mom and MawMaw are her daughter, Dorisann Sullivan and husband Glen of Beaver; son, Thomas E. Sizemore and wife Kathy of South Pasadena, Fla.; grandchildren, Rhonda Shields Breen and husband Mike of Tampa, Fla., Dana Shields Thomas and husband Paul of Fayetteville, N.C., Tennis Randall Shields and Freda Kay of Southaven, Miss., Greg Sizemore of Germany, Sonya Sizemore Techton and husband Sam of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Jeremy, Greg and Amanda Stewart who would visit with Lucille every chance they had; great-grandchildren, Melissa Proctor (Dustin) of Ala., Thomas Shields (Melissa) of Welch, W.Va., William Jones of Fayetteville, N.C., Joseph Techton (Adrianne) of Fla., Megan Techton of Fla., Amanda and Eleanor Sizemore of Va., Amber Sorah of Miss.; great-great-grandchildren, Jameson, Conner and Violet, children of Melissa, Jacob, son of William and Charlotte, daughter of Joseph; sister, Kitty Campbell and Howard of Ohio; brother, Lyndal Beverly of Baileysville, W.Va., Marsha Wheeler and Barney of Princeton; a friend that was like a daughter to her, Mrs. Deloris Bowles and Don of Welch-Pineville Road.

"Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, where a scripture prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. conducted by Pastor Paul Stadelman. Funeral services will be 12 noon Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Indian Creek Community Church on the Welch–Pineville Road, with Pastor Scott Cline and Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny..."


Doris Ann Sizemore

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; Kopperston; E.D. 55-9; Page 218A; Image 63 of
96; Household #521.
Listed as Dorris Sizemore; age 5 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Thomas E. Sizemore.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 350; WV Archives Web Site.
Teddy Ray Shields; age 20; born and living in Baileysville, WV; single; son of Tennis and Beulah
Shields; married on 4 Nov 1956 at Baileysville, WV; Doris Sizemore; age 16; born at Kopperston,
WV; single; living at Pineville, WV; daughter of Tom and Lucille Sizemore.


Barney D. Wheeler

1. US Public Records Index, Vol #2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Barney D. Wheeler; born 15 May 1947; living at 14 RR 1 Box, Princeton, WV 24740.


Marsha L. Beverly

1. US Public Records Index, Vol #2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Marsha L. Wheeler; born ____________; living at 14 RR 1 Box, Princeton, WV 24740.


Arthur C. Saintclair

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 164; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur C. St.Clair; age 24; born in Yukon, WV; single; living at Wolfpen, WV; son of William St. Clair
and Dorthy St.Clair Bailey; married on 21 Sep 1945 at Baileysville, WV; Elsie Jones; age 21; born at
Davy, WV; single;living at Baielysville, WV; daughter of Floyd and Mary Jane Jones.
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Patty Greene; 1 Mar 2006.
" Arthur C. St. Clair
Birth 7 Jun 1920
Yukon, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 15 Jun 2003 (aged 83)
USA
Burial
Shannon Cemetery
Baileysville, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 13490447"

Additional Information Posted:
"Son of William St. Clair (Deceased) & Dorothy St. Clair-Bailey (Deceased).

"Married to Elsie M. Jones-St. Clair (1923-1998) on September 21, 1945 in Baileysville, Wyoming County, WV (per WV Marriage License Register, Wyoming County, WV, 1945, Page 164, Application Date: September 14, 1945).

"Father of Dorothy Loretta St. Clair (1950-1952)."


Elsie Jones

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 164; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur C. St.Clair; age 24; born in Yukon, WV; single; living at Wolfpen, WV; son of William St. Clair
and Dorthy St.Clair Bailey; married on 21 Sep 1945 at Baileysville, WV; Elsie Jones; age 21; born at
Davy, WV; single;living at Baielysville, WV; daughter of Floyd and Mary Jane Jones.
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Patty Greene; 1 Mar 2006.
" Elsie M. St. Clair
Birth 24 Aug 1923
Davy, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 25 Apr 1998 (aged 74)
USA
Burial
Shannon Cemetery
Baileysville, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 13490440"

Additional Information Posted:
"Daughter of Floyd Jones (Deceased) & Mary Jones (Deceased).

"Married to Arthur C. St. Clair (1920-2003) on September 21, 1945 in Baileysville, Wyoming County, WV (per WV Marriage License Register, Wyoming County, WV, 1945, Page 164, Application Date: September 14, 1945).

"Mother of Dorothy Loretta St. Clair (1950-1952)."


Dorothy Loretta Saintclair

1. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Patty Greene; 1 Mar 2006.
" Dorothy Loretta St. Clair St. Clair
Birth 22 Feb 1950
West Virginia, USA
Death 28 Oct 1952 (aged 2)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Shannon Cemetery
Baileysville, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 13490541"

Additional Information Posted:
"Daughter of Arthur St. Clair (1920-2003) & Elsie M. Jones-St. Clair (1923-1998).

"Dorothy St. Clair died at age 2 from severe toxemia due to intussusception/diverticulum in the ileum (per WV Certificate of Death #14480 Dist #240 Serial #680)."


Michael Arthur Saintclair

1. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Michael "Mike" Arthur St. Clair 61, of Brenton passed away on January 16, 2021.

"Born August 28, 1959 in Pineville he was the son of the late Arthur and Elsie Jones St. Claire.

"Mike was a longtime employee at Twin Falls State park, and was considered by many as Brenton's Official Greeter, as walked through Brenton waving at all that passed by him, he loved caring for his pets over the years.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, and his Aunt Ocie Centers.

"Those left to cherish his memory include his two children Christopher Stafford and his wife Sarah of Jefferson Township Pa, and Amanda Mullins and her husband Chris of Pineville.

"His two brothers Gary St. Clair and his wife Sheila, and Eddie St. Clair and his wife Pat.

"Two grandkids : Charleigh and Ben, and a host of extended family and countless friends.

"In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated."


Lucille Beverly

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; Kopperston; E.D. 55-9; Page 218A; Image 63 of
96; Household #521.
Listed as Lucille Sizemore; age 18; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in Wyoming
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Thomas E. Sizemore.
2. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV;Tuesday 29 Jan 2013; Newspaper Obit.
"As the sun came up on her favorite day of the week, Ida Lucille Beverly Sizemore Chambers Wheeler went to sing in God’s Holy Choir on Sunday, January 27, 2013.

"Lucille was born on December 8, 1921, to the Rev. Edgar and Buna Brewster Beverly of Indian Creek, W.Va.

"Preceding her in death was her first husband and father of her children, Thomas E. Sizemore. After his passing she married Lewis Chambers and then George Wheeler. A son, Douglas Edward Sizemore; granddaughter, Karen Marie Sizemore; grandson, Larry Ray Shields; brother, Fred Edward Beverly; adopted sister, Elsie St Clair and her husband, Arthur St Clair; and stepgrandchild, Tim Stewart, also preceded her in death.

'Lucille was the pastor for many years of the Indian Creek Community Church on the Welch-Pineville Road. She loved to sing, play the piano and being with people. She was employed for a short time at Buddy’s Discount in Pineville. She lived in Welch, W.Va., and then moved to Beaver, to be near her daughter. She was attending Beaver United Methodist Church at the time of her death.

'Loved ones that will miss their Mom and MawMaw are her daughter, Dorisann Sullivan and husband Glen of Beaver; son, Thomas E. Sizemore and wife Kathy of South Pasadena, Fla.; grandchildren, Rhonda Shields Breen and husband Mike of Tampa, Fla., Dana Shields Thomas and husband Paul of Fayetteville, N.C., Tennis Randall Shields and Freda Kay of Southaven, Miss., Greg Sizemore of Germany, Sonya Sizemore Techton and husband Sam of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Jeremy, Greg and Amanda Stewart who would visit with Lucille every chance they had; great-grandchildren, Melissa Proctor (Dustin) of Ala., Thomas Shields (Melissa) of Welch, W.Va., William Jones of Fayetteville, N.C., Joseph Techton (Adrianne) of Fla., Megan Techton of Fla., Amanda and Eleanor Sizemore of Va., Amber Sorah of Miss.; great-great-grandchildren, Jameson, Conner and Violet, children of Melissa, Jacob, son of William and Charlotte, daughter of Joseph; sister, Kitty Campbell and Howard of Ohio; brother, Lyndal Beverly of Baileysville, W.Va., Marsha Wheeler and Barney of Princeton; a friend that was like a daughter to her, Mrs. Deloris Bowles and Don of Welch-Pineville Road.

"Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, where a scripture prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. conducted by Pastor Paul Stadelman. Funeral services will be 12 noon Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Indian Creek Community Church on the Welch–Pineville Road, with Pastor Scott Cline and Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny..."


John Morgan Blankenship Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV Marriage Records; Book #_____(1936); Page 108; WV Archives Web Site.
John Blankenship; age 32; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; railroad worker; living at War,
WV; son of ________; married on 29 Feb 1936 at War, WV; Ida Asbury; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; living at War, WV; daughter of Frank and Rosa.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; E.D. 24-12; taken on 16 Apr 1940;
Page 222A; Image 3 of 34; Household #24.
Listed as John M. Blankenship; age 36; born in VA; married; 4th grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1940; section foreman for railroad, head of household.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #'63 002387; WV Archives Web Site.
John Morgan Blankenship; age 58; born 4 Jun 1904 in Buchanan Co, VA; married; trackman for
railroad; living at Excelsior, WV; son of Abe (sic, Acie or A.B.) Blankenship and unknown mother; died
12 Feb 1963 in the Bluefield Sanitarium, Bluefield, WV; due to intra medullary and intra cerebral
hemorrhage; head injury and fractured skull. "Blasting and Rock hit pt, on the head" on N&W
railroad at Riffe, WV; buried 18 Feb 1963 in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mercer Co, WV;
informantt, Ernest H. Blankenship, Washimgton, DC.
4. FindAGrave,com Web Site. submitted by kenneth bowen; 6 Jan 2012.
" John Morgan Blankenship
Birth 4 Jun 1904
Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Death 15 Feb 1963 (aged 58)
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA "


Ida Mae Asbury

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susannah; taken on 15 Apr 1930; Page 98B;
Family #200/202.
Listed as Ida Beavers (sic, Asbury); age 12; born in WV; in household of step-father, George
Beavers.
2. McDowell Co, WV Marriage Records; Book #_____(1936); Page 108; WV Archives Web Site.
John Blankenship; age 32; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; railroad worker; living at War,
WV; son of ________; married on 29 Feb 1936 at War, WV; Ida Asbury; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; living at War, WV; daughter of Frank and Rosa.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; E.D. 24-12; taken on 16 Apr 1940;
Page 222A; Image 3 of 34; Household #24.
Listed as Ida Blankenship; age 22; born in WV; married; 5th grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1940; in household of husband, John M. Blankenship.
4. FindAGrave,com Web Site. submitted by Tim Blankenship; 23 Nov 2016.
" Ida Mae Asbury Blankenship
Birth 29 Jan 1918
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 20 Mar 1969 (aged 51)
Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA "


Earnest Harold "Ernie" Blankenship

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; E.D. 24-12; taken on 16 Apr 1940;
Page 222A; Image 3 of 34; Household #24.
Listed as Earnest Harold Blankenship; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, John M.
Blankenship.


Wayne Ellis Blankenship

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Tim Blankenship; 28 oct 2013.
" Wayne Ellis Blankenship
Birth 28 Mar 1941
Excelsior, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 9 Feb 2008 (aged 66)
Onalaska, Polk County, Texas, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend"


Clarence Edward Blankenship

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; E.D. 24-12; taken on 16 Apr 1940;
Page 222A; Image 3 of 34; Household #24.
Listed as Clarence Blankenship; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, John M.
Blankenship.
2. Fanning Funeral Home, War, WV; Posted Obit.
"Clarence Edward Blankenship, age 75, of War, West
Virginia, passed away Friday, January 25, 2013, at
Cabell Huntington Hospital, in Huntington, WV. Born
April 14, 1937, on Beech Hill in War, WV, he was the
son of the late John Morgan and Ida Mae Asbury
Blankenship.
"He was a resident of War the greater part of his life.
He was a graduate of Big Creek High School and an
Honor Graduate of Concord College. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Air Force and he was a life time
member of the Blinded Veterans Association.
Preceded in death by in addition to his parents; one
daughter, Myrna Jo Pruett; two brothers, Wayne
Blankenship, Johnny Blankenship Jr.; and one sister,
Eula Branhan.
"Survivors include his wife, Frances Johnson
Blankenship of War; one son, Keith Blankenship of
Savannah, GA; six daughters, Tamara and Dreama
Blankenship both of Charlotte, NC, Natalie
Blankenship of Gastonia, NC, Tina Blankenship and
Sabrina Heaton both of Sedalia, MO, Meshell Billings
of War, WV; one grandson, Andrew Z. Blankenship;
three brothers, Ernie Blankenship of Winchester, VA,
Tom Blankenship of Morgantown, WV, Bret
Blankenship of Bristol, TN; four sisters, Viola Fairchild
of Vidor, TX, Shelby Hicks Blankenship of Benedict,
MD, Anita Dungan of Rio Rancho, NM, Karen "Paige"
Johnson of Tazewell, VA.
"Memorial services will be conducted Thursday,
January 31, 2013 at 1 P.M. from the Calvary Baptist
Church in War with the Reverend Travis Hyde,
officiating. Military Honors will be conducted at the
church immediately following the services by the
Iaeger V.F.W. Post 1144. Following the wishes of the
deceased the body has been cremated..."