McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Stanley Edmonson "Senna" Walters

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on ____; Page 222B; Image 24 of
32; Famiy #247/263.
Listed as Stanley E. Walters; age 23; born in VA; single; coal miner; boarder in household of
George Whitt.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 54; WV Archives Web Site.
Senna E. Walters; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Pando, WV; son of
________; married on 28 Jan 1911 at Pando, WV; Laura B. Smith; age 18; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; single; daughter of John and Cosby.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #300; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Stanley Edmonson Walters; age 30; born in Christiansburg, VA; living at Lafayette, WV; lineman
Cade? Coal Co, Six, WV; married; dependent wife and 2 children; medium height and build; brown
eyes and black hair.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; taken on 13/14 Jan 1920; Page
10B; Image 19 of 39; 158/171.
Listed as Stanley Walters; age 32; born in WV; married; lineman in coal mine; head of household.
5. 1930 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 259A; Image 21
of 28; Family #207/211.
Listed as S.E. Walters; age 43; born in VA; married at 24; coal miner; head of household.
6. 1940 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; E.D. 73-8; taken on 9 May 1940; Page 150A;
Image 35 of 54; Household #313.
Listed as Stanley Walters; age 53; born in VA; married; 1 yr HS education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.
7. Scioto Co, OH; Death Certificate #28584; LDS Web Site.
Stanley Edmundson Walters; age 56 yrs, 10 mons, 7 days; born 3 Mar 1887 in Montgomery Co,
VA; married; husband of Laura Smith Walters; son of Frank and Mary (Davis) Walters; living in
rural Jefferson Township; died 10 Jan 1944 at home; from influenza; buried 15 Jan 1944 in
Haigar (Sp?) Cemetery; informant, Mrs. Laura Walters, Rt 4, Lucasville, OH.


Laura B. Smith

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 209B; Image 12
of 20; Family #99/99.
Listed as Laura B.Smith, age 5, born in WVin Feb 1895;in household of father, John M. Smith.
2. Ancestry.com web site, GEDCOM file 185947, 10 Dec 2000, submitted by
danbetts@home.com
Lara M. Smith was born on 4 Feb 1895.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Page 221B, Family #234.
Listed as Laura Smith, age 15, born in WV, in household of father, John M. Smith.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 54; WV Archives Web Site.
Senna E. Walters; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Pando, WV; son of
________; married on 28 Jan 1911 at Pando, WV; Laura B. Smith; age 18; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; single; daughter of John and Cosby.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; taken on 13/14 Jan 1920; Page
10B; Image 19 of 39; 158/171.
Listed as Laura Walters; age 25; born in WV; married; in household of husband, Stanley E. Walters.
6. 1930 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 259A; Image 21
of 28; Family #207/211.
Listed as Laura Walters; age 35; born in WV; married at 16; in household of husband, Stanley E.
Walters.
7. 1940 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; E.D. 73-8; taken on 9 May 1940; Page 150A;
Image 35 of 54; Household #313.
Listed as Laura Walters; age 45; born in WV; married; 5th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Stanley E. Walters.


Frank Walters

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; taken on 13/14 Jan 1920; Page
10B; Image 19 of 39; 158/171.
Listed as Frank Walters; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Stanley E. Walters.
2. 1930 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 259A; Image 21
of 28; Family #207/211.
Listed as Frank Walters; age 17; born in WV; laborer in coal mine; in household of father, Stanley
E. Walters.


John Ernest Walters

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; taken on 13/14 Jan 1920; Page
10B; Image 19 of 39; 158/171.
Listed as John Walters; age 3 yrs, 11 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Stanley E. Walters.
2. 1930 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 259A; Image 21
of 28; Family #207/211.
Listed as Ernest Walters; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, Stanley E. Walters.


Burhl Stanley Walters

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; taken on 13/14 Jan 1920; Page
10B; Image 19 of 39; 158/171.
Listed as Burhl Walters; age 1 yr, 9 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Stanley E. Walters.
2. 1930 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 259A; Image 21
of 28; Family #207/211.
Listed as Stanley Walters; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Stanley E. Walters.
3. 1940 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; E.D. 73-8; taken on 9 May 1940; Page 150A;
Image 35 of 54; Household #313.
Listed as Stanley Walters, Jr; age 22; born in WV; 8th grade education; W.P.A. road worker;
lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Stanley E. Walters.


George Walters

1. 1930 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 259A; Image 21
of 28; Family #207/211.
Listed as George Walters; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Stanley E. Walters.


Mary Walters

1. 1930 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 259A; Image 21
of 28; Family #207/211.
Listed as Mary Walters; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Stanley E. Walters.
2. 1940 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; E.D. 73-8; taken on 9 May 1940; Page 150A;
Image 35 of 54; Household #313.
Listed as Mary Walters; age 16; born in WV; 7th grade education; not attending school; lived
in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Stanley E. Walters.


David Walters

1. 1930 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 259A; Image 21
of 28; Family #207/211.
Listed as Davie Walters; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Stanley E. Walters.
2. 1940 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; E.D. 73-8; taken on 9 May 1940; Page 150A;
Image 35 of 54; Household #313.
Listed as David Walters; age 15; born in WV; 8th grade education; attending school; lived
in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Stanley E. Walters.


Hazel Walters

1. 1940 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; E.D. 73-8; taken on 9 May 1940; Page 150A;
Image 35 of 54; Household #313.
Listed as Hazel Walters; age 8; born in OH; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived
in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Stanley E. Walters.


James Walters

1. 1940 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; E.D. 73-8; taken on 9 May 1940; Page 150A;
Image 35 of 54; Household #313.
Listed as James Walters; age 5; born in OH; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household
of father, Stanley E. Walters.


Gordon Walters

1. 1940 Census, Scioto Co, OH; Jefferson Township; E.D. 73-8; taken on 9 May 1940; Page 150A;
Image 35 of 54; Household #313.
Listed as Gordon Walters; age 3; born in OH; in household of father, Stanley E. Walters.


Jesse James Green

1. McDowell Co, WV Delayed Birth Certificate #4032; WV Archives Web Site.
Jessie James Green; born 25 May 1901 on South Fork of Tug River; son of George Washington and
Rebecca Jane (Ford) Green; signed by Jessie James Green, 11 Feb 1954; living at Roderfield, WV;
supported by affidavit of mother, Rebecca Jane Greene, age 73 on 19 Feb 1954; granted 18 Mar
1954.
2. "McDowell Co, WV Heritage,...", Jesse James Green article, page 154.
Jesse James Green was born on 25 May 1901 at north Welch, WV to George and
Rebecca Ford Green. He was raised by his grandmother, Juda Scarberry Green.
Juda took Jesse when he was 18 months old because his mother, Rebecca, could
not take care of him due to illness.
Jesse married three times: first to Goldie Blankenship on 20 Oct 1919 in
McDowell Co, WV; second Sarah Rotenberry; and third, Gladys Miller on 14 Jul
1934 (sic, 1931) in Fayette Co, WV.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Huger; taken on 20 & 22 Apr 1910;
Page 234B; Image 14 of 20; Family #137/137.
Listed as Jessie Green; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, George W. Green.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 254; WV Archives Web Site.
Jessee Green; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Welch, WV; son of George
and Rebecca; married on 20 Oct 1919 at Kimball, WV; Goldie Blankenship; age 16; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; single; daughter of Joe and Harriett E.
5. Fayette Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 64; Line #30; WV Archives Web Site.
James Green; age 29; born in Wyoming Co, WV; widowed; car builder; living at Lester, WV; son of George and
Rebecca; married on 14 Jul 1931 at Wickham, WV; Gladys Miller; age 21; born in Raleigh Co, WV; single; living at
Laurel Creek, WV; daughter of Ed and Susie.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, Mercer Co, WV; submitted by Orval Hodges,
29 Jul 2013.
Jesse James Green; born 25 May 1901 in McDowell Co, WV; died 31 Mar 1984 in WV; husband of Gladys Miller;
son of George Washington and Rebecca Jane (Ford) Green; buried here.


Gladys Miller

1. Fayette Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 64; Line #30; WV Archives Web Site.
James Green; age 29; born in Wyoming Co, WV; widowed; car builder; living at Lester, WV; son of George and
Rebecca; married on 14 Jul 1931 at Wickham, WV; Gladys Miller; age 21; born in Raleigh Co, WV; single; living at
Laurel Creek, WV; daughter of Ed and Susie.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Roselawn memorial Gardens, Princeton, Mercer Co, WV; submitted by Orval Hodges,
29 Jul 2013.
Gladys Miller Green; born in 1910 in Wyoming (sic, Raleigh) Co, WV; died 5 Aug 1981 in WV; wife of Jesse James
Green; daughter of Ed and Suzie Miller; buried here.


Stephen Duane Green

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Monday, 29 Jul 2013; Posted Obit.
"RODERFIELD — Stephen Duane Green, 64, died July 26, 2013, with his family by his side at his residence near Roderfield, West Virginia.

"Steve was born April 24, 1949 in Welch, West Virginia. He was married to Doris Frances Powell in 1970 while serving in the U.S. Army, stateside during the Vietnam War. After an honorable discharge in 1971, Steve returned home to McDowell County and worked as a coal miner, then as a brick mason. In 1974, Steve and his brother John started their own business, Green’s Custom Cabinets, later renamed Green’s Kitchens. In 1991, Steve began his second business, Steen Harp Company.

"A pilot, motorcyclist, kitchen designer, harp builder, bass singer and local businessman, Steve lived his life to the fullest. He had a wide variety of interests and talents that have brought smiles to many faces who have crossed his path through the years – young and old. Those who knew him, however, knew a man who loved his family and God with an intensity that far exceeded any hobby or business interest he ever pursued.

"The seventh of 9 children, Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Gladys Green; 3 sisters: Infant Georgia Green, Nellie (Green) Muncy, and Nannie (Green) Tilley; 2 brothers: Ralph Green and Hobert Green; and one infant granddaughter, Mallory Green.

"He is survived by his wife, Doris Green; his daughter, Beth Green of Roderfield; his son, David Green and wife Andrea; his grandchildren, Josef and Joselyn Green of Iaeger; 3 brothers: Willard Green of Knoxville, Maryland, John Green and wife Wanda of Roderfield, and Elden Green and wife Ivirose also of Roderfield; over 30 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.

"He was – and is – a member of the Church of God at Harmon’s Branch near Iaeger. Pastor John Green of Iaeger will officiate the funeral service today (Monday), July 29 at 11:00 a.m. to be held at the Church of God at Harmon’s Branch. Visitation was held at the Fanning Funeral Home of Iaeger Sunday evening from 6:00–9:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

"Steve will be laid to rest in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, West Virginia, near his parents, sisters and granddaughter..."
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Roselawn memorial Gardens, Princeton, Mercer Co, WV; submitted by Orval Hodges,
29 Jul 2013.
Stephen Duane Green; born 24 Apr 1949 at Welch, WV; died 26 Jul 2013 at Roderfield, WV; husband of Doris Frances
Powell; son of Jesse James and Gladys (Miller) Green; buried here; obit and photo shown.


Doris Francis Powell

1. US Public Records Index; LDS Web Site.
Doris Powell Green; born 9 Sep 1944; living at 52 52 Route 170, Roderfield, WV on 1 Jul 1998.


John Alvin "Johnny" Rose Jr

1. Salem, VA; Marriage License #85-039278; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John A. Rose, Jr; age 38; born 18 Jan 1947 in WV; divorced; this was his 2nd marriage; first
marriage ended 3 Jun 1983; 12th grade education; living at Box 446, Jolo, WV; son of John A.
and Ida Mae (Underwood) Rose, Sr; married on 9 Aug 1985 in Grundy, Buchanan Co, VA;
Sharon Mullins Woosley; age 37; born 25 Dec 1947 in WV; divorced; this was her 2nd marriage;
first marriage ended 2 Jul 1985; 12th grade education; living at 1006 W. Riverside Drive, Lot 7,
Salem, VA; daughter of Paul Lee and Theresa Evelyn (Wyatt) Mullins.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"John A. "Grizz" Rose, Jr. of Groundhog near Jolo, WV, passed away at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, WV, Monday, July 22, 2013, following a short illness.

"John was born January 18, 1947 in Jolo, WV, a son of the late John A. Rose, Sr. and Ida Mae Underwood Rose. He was a disabled coal miner, a United States Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War, and was member of the Followers of Christ Church at Paynesville, WV.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Steve and Leonard Rose and one sister, Linda Lou Farley.

"Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Sharon Lou Mullins Rose of the home; two daughters, Sara Rose Kade and husband Steven of Princeton, WV, and Rebecca Lynn Rose and fiancé Bryce Hurley of Whitewood, VA; six sisters, Virginia Kennedy of Jolo, WV, Beatrice Hagerman and husband Theodore of Jolo, WV, Margaret Estep of Jolo, WV, Peggy Offenbecker and Sandy Haggy both of Lenoir, NC, and Ida Elizabeth Boothe and husband Lester of Lebanon, VA; three brothers, Don Rose and wife Wilma, Terry Rose and wife Brenda and Jerry Rose all of Jolo, WV; three grandsons, Ian Starnes, McKinsey Phillips, and Devin Phillips all of Lake City, TN, a special granddaughter, Shannon Boothe of Lebanon, VA; two aunts Rosie Letts, and Marie McFarlane both of Elkton, MD; and three children from previous marriage who live in Tennessee.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 26, 2013, at 12 o’clock, with Elder Jerry Stacy, Elder Glen Vance, Brother Freddie Vance and Brother Alvie Baker officiating at the Followers of Christ Church at Paynesville, WV. Burial will follow in the Rose/Stacy Cemetery at Groundhog near Jolo, WV.


Sharon Lou Mullins

1. Salem, VA; Marriage License #85-039278; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John A. Rose, Jr; age 38; born 18 Jan 1947 in WV; divorced; this was his 2nd marriage; first
marriage ended 3 Jun 1983; 12th grade education; living at Box 446, Jolo, WV; son of John A.
and Ida Mae (Underwood) Rose, Sr; married on 9 Aug 1985 in Grundy, Buchanan Co, VA;
Sharon Mullins Woosley; age 37; born 25 Dec 1947 in WV; divorced; this was her 2nd marriage;
first marriage ended 2 Jul 1985; 12th grade education; living at 1006 W. Riverside Drive, Lot 7,
Salem, VA; daughter of Paul Lee and Theresa Evelyn (Wyatt) Mullins.


Lemuel Roosevelt "LR" Lester Sr

1. Calfee Funeral Services, Pinevill, WV; Posted Obit.
"Lemuel Roosevelt "LR" Lester, Sr.50, of Beckley, passed away July 4, 2013 at Raleigh General Hospital following a sudden illness.

"Born December 9, 1962 at Welch, he was the son of the late Billy Lester and Betty Kirby Lester.

"LR attended the Indian Creek Community Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers and being with his family and friends.

"Survivors include his son, Lemuel Roosevelt Lester, Jr. of Beckley.

"A daughter, Kara Lester and her fiancé Darrell Smith of Pineville

"A brother, Todd Lester and his wife, Drema of Welch Pineville Road

"Two sisters, Sandra Bryant of Claxton, GA

"Dana Rose and her husband, Bill of Indian Creek

"A grandson, Miken Smyth

'Former wife and mother of his daughter, Lana Lester of Pineville

Former wife and mother of his son, Sherry Collins of Beckley..."
"...Burial Wednesday, July 10 Lester Family Cemetery Clear Fork, WV 24822..."


Lemuel Roosevelt "LR" Lester Sr

1. Calfee Funeral Services, Pinevill, WV; Posted Obit.
"Lemuel Roosevelt "LR" Lester, Sr.50, of Beckley, passed away July 4, 2013 at Raleigh General Hospital following a sudden illness.

"Born December 9, 1962 at Welch, he was the son of the late Billy Lester and Betty Kirby Lester.

"LR attended the Indian Creek Community Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers and being with his family and friends.

"Survivors include his son, Lemuel Roosevelt Lester, Jr. of Beckley.

"A daughter, Kara Lester and her fiancé Darrell Smith of Pineville

"A brother, Todd Lester and his wife, Drema of Welch Pineville Road

"Two sisters, Sandra Bryant of Claxton, GA

"Dana Rose and her husband, Bill of Indian Creek

"A grandson, Miken Smyth

'Former wife and mother of his daughter, Lana Lester of Pineville

Former wife and mother of his son, Sherry Collins of Beckley..."
"...Burial Wednesday, July 10 Lester Family Cemetery Clear Fork, WV 24822..."


Clinton Clifford Tilley

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 4; WV Archives Web Site.
Clinton Tilley; age 28; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; living at Sabine, WV; son of Brady and Katie Tilley; married
on 19 Sep 1942 at Sabine, WV; Thelma Vaught; age 16; born in Mercer Co, WV; single; living at Sabine, WV; daughter
of Clifton and Georgia Vaught.


Thelma Vaught

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 4; WV Archives Web Site.
Clinton Tilley; age 28; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; living at Sabine, WV; son of Brady and Katie Tilley; married
on 19 Sep 1942 at Sabine, WV; Thelma Vaught; age 16; born in Mercer Co, WV; single; living at Sabine, WV; daughter
of Clifton and Georgia Vaught.


Terry Lee Tilley

1. Calfee Funeral Home; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Terry Lee Tilley, 61, of Glen Fork, passed away June 24, 2013 at Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness.

"Born April 14, 1952 at Mullens, he was the son of the late Clinton Clifford Tilley and Thelma Vaught Tilley.

"Terry enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, riding 4-wheelers and being with his friends.

"Survivors include his daughter, Melissa Ann Tilley Lester and her husband, Teddy of Clear Fork.

"2 brothers, Tim Tilley of Glen Fork
Gene Tilley of Lancaster, KY

"2 grandchildren, Casey and Ashley Lester


William Clarence Lester Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 131; WV Archives Web Site.
Clarence Lester; born 3 May 1916 at Bailton (sic, Baileyton), TN; living at Capels, WV; son of Ross and Annie;
was issued a license on 27 Apr 1938 in McDowell Co, WV to marry; Louise Spencer; born in Dec 1916 (sic, 9 Mar
1919); in McDowell Co, WV; living at Capels, WV; daughter of Lincoln and Susie.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Death Certificate #5095; WV Archives Web Site.
Bill Lester; age 39; born 3 May 1914 in VA (sic, TN); married; coal miner; living in Wyoming, WV; son of Roy
and Mary Lester; died 5 Apr 1954 at Wyoming, WV; suffocation caused by chrushing chest injury in mine
accident; Mining machine fell on victim; buried 7 Apr (1954) in Iaeger Memorial Park (sic, Cemetery); informant,
Louise Lester
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 9 Dec 2013.
Bill Lester; born in 1915; died in 1954; buried here; double headstone photo shown with wife, Edna Louise
Spencer Lester.


Edna Louise Spencer

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 131; WV Archives Web Site.
Clarence Lester; born 3 May 1916 at Bailton (sic, Baileyton), TN; living at Capels, WV; son of Ross and Annie;
was issued a license on 27 Apr 1938 in McDowell Co, WV to marry; Louise Spencer; born in Dec 1916 (sic, 9 Mar
1919); in McDowell Co, WV; living at Capels, WV; daughter of Lincoln and Susie.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 9 Dec 2013.
Louise Lester; born in 1920; died in 1981; buried here; double headstone photo shown with husband
William C. Lester.


William Clarence Lester Jr

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prospierty, Raleigh Co, WV; submitted by
Rick 28 Dec 2013.
Bill Clarence Lester; born 12 Aug 1942 in Pineville, WV; died 18 Dec 2013 in York, SC' buried here;
no grave marker photo shown;
"...Bill Clarence Lester, Jr., 71, of York, SC formerly of Oceana, WV passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.
Born August 12, 1942 at Pineville, WV he was a son of the late Bill Clarence Lester and Edna Louise Spencer Lester.
Bill was a coal miner and served his country proudly in the United State Air Force.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Reitha Illene Lester and a brother, Jimmy Lester.
Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Kathy Lynn Stewart and Bill Clarence Lester and wife, Anita; grandchildren, Hope Marie Stewart, Nathan Michael Stewart, Kevin Thomas Stewart, Megan Brooke Lester, Chelsea Ragan Lester, Chandler Ryan Lester, and Dylan Thomas Lester; two sisters, Betty Milam and Janet Barber.
Services to celebrate the life of Bill Clarence Lester, Jr. will be held 1:00PM Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Pastor Erwin Gregory officiating. Following the services Bill will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.
Bill Lester, Nathan Stewart, Kevin Stewart, Chandler Lester, Carl Milam, and Ricky Allen will be serving as pallbearers.
Friends may gather from 12:00PM until time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com
Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley is in charge of the arrangements.

Family links:
Parents:
Bill Lester (1915 - 1954)
Louise Lester (1920 - 1981)

Spouse:
Reitha I. Harvey Lester (1943 - 2002)

Burial:
Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
Prosperity
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA..."


James A. Lester Sr

1. Calfee Funeral Service; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"James A. Lester, Sr. 61, of Pineville, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 following a long illness.

"Born January 7, 1952, at Pineville, he was the son of the late William Clarence Lester and Edna Louise Spencer Lester.

"Mr. Lester was of the Baptist faith. He was a proud member of the UMWA District 17. He enjoyed working on cars, model cars, NASCAR and being with his family, especially his grandchildren.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Johnathan Edward Lester; grandson, Jonathan Grant Lester; nephew, Cubby Barber and niece, Sandra Barber.

"Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Gloria Thacker Lester of the residence.

"Son, James Hoey Lester, Jr. and his wife, Tina of Ramey Addition

"Daughter, Belinda Lester and her fiancé, Kevin Stewart of Pineville

"Brother, Bill Lester of Georgia

"2 sisters, Betty Milam and her husband, Carl of Pineville
Janet Barber and her husband, Frankie of Lillydale

"2 Grandchildren, Brian James Lester and Emily Danielle Stewart

"The family will receive friends Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

"There will be no funeral service..."