McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Homer Kennedy

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 1May 1930; Page 221A;
Family #322.
Listed as Homer Kennedy; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, Elijah Kennedy.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 253; WV Archives Web Site.
Homer; Kennedy; age 21; born and living at Lex, WV; single; married on 21 Jun 1951 at Avondale,
WV; Juanita Stinson; age 17; born at Avondale, WV; single; living at Lex, WV; with consent of
Ann Kennedy, mother of Juanita Stinson.


Ruth Juanita Stinson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 253; WV Archives Web Site.
Homer; Kennedy; age 21; born and living at Lex, WV; single; married on 21 Jun 1951 at Avondale,
WV; Juanita Stinson; age 17; born at Avondale, WV; single; living at Lex, WV; with consent of
Ann Kennedy, mother of Juanita Stinson.
2. Fanning Funeral Home, Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Ruth Juanita Kennedy, 76, of Welch, WV, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2011in the Maple Leaf Health Care Center in Statesville, NC.

"Ruth was born October 10, 1935 in Avondale, WV, a daughter of the late Charles and Annie Mullins Stinson. She was a homemaker and was of the Church of God Faith.

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husband Hobert Kennedy, and one brother, Ray Stinson.

"Survivors include one son, Denny Kennedy of Welch, WV; one daughter, Elisha Marshall and husband Luther Marshall, Jr. of Avondale, WV, and one granddaughter, Lakelyn Kennedy of Statesville, NC; two brothers Elisha Stinson of Statesville, NC, and Elmer Hale of Princeton, WV; a half brother, Lige Kennedy of Avondale, WV, a half sister, Nina Kennedy of Elkton, MD, and several nieces and nephews.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 9, 2011 at 12 o’clock with Reverend Roger “Pete” Woods officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park at Bluewell, WV..."


Roy Lee Riffe

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 221; WV Archives Web Site.
Roy Lee Riffe; age 24; born at Hanover, WV; single; living at Ikes Fork, WV; son of Creed and
Hazel (Cook) Riffe; married on 2 Jun 1956 at Hanover, WV; Audrey Eveline Fuller; age 20; born
and lving at Hanover, WV; single; daughter of Arnold and Mabel Fuller.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Roy Lee Riffe, 79, of Hanover, WV has gone to be with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday, December 4, 2011 from his home on Lower Muzzle Creek, near Hanover, WV following a short illness. Born April 19, 1932, in Ikes Fork, WV, he was the son of the late Creed and Hazel Josie Riffe.

"He was a retired coal truck driver and a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Air Force.

"Preceded in death by in addition to his parents; one daughter, Annette Riffe and one brother, James Ray Riffe.

"Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Audrey Fuller Riffe of the home; one daughter, Marcia Craddock and husband Dennie of Hurricane, WV; one son, Keith Riffe and wife Debbie of Hanover, WV; four grandchildren, Joshua Riffe of Johnson City, TN, Caleb Craddock, Noah Craddock, and Isaac Craddock all of Hurricane, WV.

"Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 1: o'clock from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Iaeger with Reverend Carl Cline and Reverend Dennis Lester, officiating. Burial will follow at the Riffe Cemetery on Lower Muzzle near Hanover, WV..."


Audrey Eveline Fuller

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 221; WV Archives Web Site.
Roy Lee Riffe; age 24; born at Hanover, WV; single; living at Ikes Fork, WV; son of Creed and
Hazel (Cook) Riffe; married on 2 Jun 1956 at Hanover, WV; Audrey Eveline Fuller; age 20; born
and lving at Hanover, WV; single; daughter of Arnold and Mabel Fuller.


Alvin David Belcher

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 28; WV Archives Web Site.
Alvin David Belcher; age 22; born and living at Superior, WV; single; married on 9 Nov 1946 at
Welch, WV; Mazie Opal Chatman; age 21; born and raised at Superior, WV; single.
2. Fanning Funeral Home, Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Alvin David Belcher, 87, of 50 Walnut Drive, Welch (Belcher Mountain), West Virginia, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 28, at Bluefield Regional Hospital surrounded by his family following a long illness.

"He was born on October 7, 1924 in Welch, the son of the late James H. and Martha Lane Belcher. He was the last surviving member of this marital union. His twin brother, Calvin W. Belcher, Sr., preceded him in death on October 12, 2007. He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Pearl Green Belcher; seven other brothers: Oscar, Wade, Morgan, Hiller, Leslie, Clark, and Tom; three sisters: Hazel Lester, Edith Green, and Ruth Blevins; and several nieces and nephews.

"Mr. Belcher was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He and his twin brother, Calvin, served in the 83rd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (the 3rd Armored "Spearhead" Unit). The Battle of the Bulge was one of the many wartime experiences they were fortunate to survive.

"Many of his educational experiences were learned beyond the classroom. He received his welding certification from the former McDowell County Vocational School in Welch. He retired after 39 years of service with Cannelton Industries at Superior where he worked as a welder, mechanic, truck driver, and cleaning plant operator. He worked for two years as a school bus driver for the McDowell County Board of Education during the late 1960's when the coal company decreased operations. He was also a skilled carpenter and talented artist.

"He was a faithful member of the Little Vine Regular Baptist Church in the Friendship Association since his baptism on April 25, 1945 where he served as trustee and deacon until his death. He also served many years as treasurer and on numerous church committees.

"Mr. Belcher leaves a legacy of love and Godly life lessons to his survivors. On November 9, 1946 he married Mazie Opal Chatman, and they were blessed to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary nineteen days before his passing. In addition to his devoted wife, he is survived by three children and their families: his daughter. Sandra Felts and her son, Alan, of Welch(Belcher Mountain); his son, Daniel (Danny) Belcher and wife, Beth Estep Belcher, of Bristol, Tennessee, and their two children: Brandi and her husband Eric Engle of Ringgold, GA, and Joshua Belcher, of Limestone, TN; and his youngest daughter, Jewel Hawks and her husband, Troy, of Welch (Belcher Mountain). He is also survived by his brother, James H. Belcher, Jr., of Texas, formerly of Beckley; four sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Belcher of Princeton, WV; Nadine Chatman of Saltville, VA; Dorrie Chatman of Princeton, WV; and Dixie Belcher of Martinsville, VA; loyal caregiver, Gerald Diggs, who was like a special son; and numerous nieces and nephews, church family and friends.

"A Celebration of His Life as a devout servant of God, devoted husband, father, grandfather, relative, and friend will be held on Thursday, December 1, at 1:00 p.m. at the Elkhorn Baptist Church on Belcher Mountain. Officiating at this service will be Elder Bryce Phillips, Denny Bishop, and Ralph Steele. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Interment will follow in the Elkhorn Church Cemetery on Belcher Mountain, where the Bradshaw American Legion Post 175 and the Iaeger V.F.W. Post 144, will be conducting military graveside rites..."


Mazie Opal Chatman

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 28; WV Archives Web Site.
Alvin David Belcher; age 22; born and living at Superior, WV; single; married on 9 Nov 1946 at
Welch, WV; Mazie Opal Chatman; age 21; born and raised at Superior, WV; single.


Elmer Raymond Crigger

1. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Elmer Raymond Crigger
Race: White
Age: 18
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Wilbur, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 22 May 1926
Residence Place: Yukon, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 22 May 1944
Employer: Unemployed
Weight: 140
Complexion: Dark
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 7
Next of Kin: James Crigger
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Elmer Raymond Crigger Self (Head)"
2. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Elmer Raymond Crigger; age 44; born 22 May 1926 in WV; widowed; this was his 2nd marriage;
8th grade education; living at Box 267, English, WV; son of James and Oma (Baker) Crigger;
married on 16 Jan 1971 in Lebanon, VA; Shirley Jean Thornsbury; maiden name Anderson (sic?)
age 31; born 3 Jan 1940 in WV; divorced; this was her 3rd marriage; livin at Box 54, Bartley, WV;
4 yrs HS education; daughter of Earnest and Martha (Toler) Anderson.
3. Fanning Funeral Home; War, WV; Posted Obit.
"Elmer R. Crigger, age 85, of #2 Yukon, WV, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2011, at Princeton Community Hospital. Born May 22, 1926, in William Pokey, Warriormine, WV was the son of the late Jim and Oma Baker Crigger.

"He was a resident of Yukon, WV the greater part of his life. He was a member of the Trinity Assembly Church in English, WV. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. A retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA.

"Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

"Survivors include his wife, Shirley Barker Crigger, seven sons: Raymond Crigger and wife Kay of Grafton, Ohio; David Crigger of Princeton, WV and fiance, Alisa; Roy Crigger of Okeechobee, Florida; Rick Thornsbury of Yukon #2; Preston Thornsbury and wife, Tina of Calhoun, Georgia; Greg Crigger of Yukon #2 and fiance, Diane; Michael Scott Crigger of Yukon #2. One daughter, Karen Crigger and husband, Rocky of Yukon #2. Four brothers; Marvin Crigger, War, WV; Paul Crigger, English, WV; Darrie Crigger, Valley City, Ohio and Henry Crigger, West Salem, Ohio. Three sisters; Hattie Hutson, Beulah Powers and Wanda Crigger all of Avon Lake, Ohio. 14 grandchildren, 20 great granchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.

"Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from the Trinity Assembly Church in English, WV with Rev. Charlie Dean Barker, Rev. Lacy Griffith and Rev. Keith Meade officiating and the Ray Long Family singers. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, VA, where military graveside rites will be conducted by Bradshaw American Legion Post 175 and Iaeger VFW Post 1144. .."


Shirley Jean Anderson

1. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Elmer Raymond Crigger; age 44; born 22 May 1926 in WV; widowed; this was his 2nd marriage;
8th grade education; living at Box 267, English, WV; son of James and Oma (Baker) Crigger;
married on 16 Jan 1971 in Lebanon, VA; Shirley Jean Thornsbury; maiden name Anderson (sic?)
age 31; born 3 Jan 1940 in WV; divorced; this was her 3rd marriage; livin at Box 54, Bartley, WV;
4 yrs HS education; daughter of Earnest and Martha (Toler) Anderson.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Shirley Barker Crigger, 78, of Yukon, WV, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bluefield, WV. Born, January 3, 1940, in Christian, WV, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Barker and Martha Toler Barker.She was a resident of Yukon all of her life. She was a member of the Trinity Assembly in English, where she loved to play the piano, sing, and teach the word of God. She loved Jesus. She was a retired Post Master for Bartley, WV, and she worked at several other Post Offices in McDowell County.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband Elmer Crigger, her son, Neal Randall Thornsbury.Survivors include seven sons, Rick Thornsbury of Yukon, WV, Preston Thornsbury and wife Tina of Calhoun GA, Raymond Crigger and wife Kay of Grafton OH, David Crigger of Martinsville, VA, Roy Crigger of Yukon, WV, Greg Crigger of Yukon, WV, Michael Scott Crigger of Yukon, WV, one daughter, Karen Crigger and husband Rocky of Yukon, WV, Several Grandchildren, Several Great Grandchildren, and Several Great Great Grandchildren.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11 A.M., from the Trinity Assembly in English, WV, with Pastor, Keith Meade and Pastor Doug Cooper officiating, Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens, in Bluefield, VA. Friends may call Friday, April 13, 2018 from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. at Trinity Assembly in English WV.Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.comFanning Funeral home of War is serving the Crigger Family."


Marion J. Brewster

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Andrew Brewster search, 17 May 2002, submitted by
Jimmy Brewster, hbrewst@bellsouth.net.
Marion Brewster was born on 31 Jul May 1886; died on 13 Jul 1963;
married (_______) Myers.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek Township, taken on 21 Jun 1900,
page 84B, Family #205.
Listed as Marion Brewster, age 13, born in Jul 1886 in WV, in household of
father, Andrew Brewster.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 10 May 1910, Page 208B,
Family #383.
Listed as Marion Brewster, age 23, born in WV, in household of father, Andrew M. Brewster.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 70; WV Archives Web Site.
Marion J. Brewster; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Cucumber, WV;
son of Andy and Mary Jane; married on 15 Aug 1915 at Brewsterdale, WV; Maud C. Myers; age
17; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of W.G. and Nellie ??.


Maudie C. Myers

1 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek Township, taken on 20 Jun 1900,
page 83B, Family #189.
Listed as Maudie C. Myers, age 2, born in Feb 1899, in household of father, William Myers.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 70; WV Archives Web Site.
Marion J. Brewster; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Cucumber, WV;
son of Andy and Mary Jane; married on 15 Aug 1915 at Brewsterdale, WV; Maud C. Myers; age
17; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of W.G. and Nellie ??.


Marion Brewster

1. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, page 6, taken 19 July 1870.
Big Creek Township, Family #47.
Listed as Mariam Brewster, age 1, in household of father, Thomas Brewster.
2. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. Marsh, page 767.
Big Creek District, page 013.
Listed as Marion Bruster, age 10, in household of father, Thomas P. Brewster.
3. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek Township, taken on 13 Jun 1900,
Family #118.
Listed as Marion Brewster, age 31, born in Aug 1868, head of household.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Grassy Spur Church Cemetery, Bishop, Tazewell Co, VA; submitted
by Angela Whitaker-Becker; 15 Nov 2011.
Marion Brewster; born 11 Aug 1867; died 20 Apr 1937; buried here; double headstone shown.


Lenora A. "Lenie"

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Grassy Spur Church Cemetery, Bishop, Tazewell Co, VA; submitted
by Angela Whitaker-Becker; 15 Nov 2011.
Lenora A. Brewster; born 7 Sep 1870; died 29 Nov 1947; buried here; double headstone shown.


Edward Ebenezer Brewster

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1927); Page 235; WV Archives Web Site.
Edward Brewster; age 28; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Caretta, WV; son of
Marion and Lenie; married on 3 Feb 1927 at Welch, WV; Lydia Shrader; age 24; born in Tazewell
Co, VA; single; daughter of Robert and Francis.


Lydia Shrader

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1927); Page 235; WV Archives Web Site.
Edward Brewster; age 28; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Caretta, WV; son of
Marion and Lenie; married on 3 Feb 1927 at Welch, WV; Lydia Shrader; age 24; born in Tazewell
Co, VA; single; daughter of Robert and Francis.


Kyle Edward Brewster

1. "Bluefield Daily elegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Wednesday, 21 Dec 2013; Newspaper Obit.
"SQUIRE — Kyle Edward Brewster, age 79 of Squire, WV died Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA. Born April 7, 1934 at Newhall, WV, he was a son of the late Edward Brewster and Lydia Shrader Brewster.

"He was a Veteran serving two years in the U.S. Army and twenty years in the U.S. Navy where he earned the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Mr. Brewster was a retired coal miner and member of the UMWA Local #6025 at Bishop, VA.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ima Smith and Margaret Dagistino.

"He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Peggy Brewster; one son, Randy Chandler and wife, Frankie of Crouse, NC and their sons, Chad and Todd; one daughter, Billie Meadows and husband, Shannon of Ft. Mills, SC and their children, Mackenzie, Kyle, Ashlyn Kate, and Addison; stepdaughters, Sue Grice and husband, Pat of Grove City, OH and their daughter, Ericka Newman, Becky Bickerdt and husband, Oscar and their children, Joshua and Samantha; one brother, Wayne Brewster and wife, Stella; four sisters, June Clark, Charlotte Collins, Brenda Wintermute and husband, Jim, and Deloris Evans; numerous nieces and nephews.

"The family will receive friends at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, VA after 11 AM Thursday, August 22, 2013.

"Funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the funeral home with Pastors Arnold Marrs and Kenny Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA where military graveside rites will be conducted by members of the Barns Beavers VFW Post #7136 of Tazewell, VA and the Virginia Guard Honor Team of Gate City, VA..."


John Floyd Rose

1. WV Births and Christenings, 1853-1928; LDS Web Site.
John Floyd Rose; born 14 May 1895 at Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV; parents, Elisha and Mary "Polly"
(Steele) Rose.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 16 Jul 1900; Page 268B;
Family #524.
Listed as John F. Lester; age 3; born in WV in May 1897; in household of father, Elisha Rose
Lester.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 16 Apr 1910; Page 79B; Family #10.
Listed as John Rose; age 12; born in WV; in household of mother, Mary J. Steel Rose.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger; takern on 24 Mar 1920; Page 251A;
Family #320.
Listed as John Lester; age 21; born in WV; single; railroad laborer; in household of mother, Mary
Steel Rose.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 57; WV Archives Web Site.
John Rose; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; section laborer; living at Iaeger, WV;
son of L. and Polly Rose; married on 19 Mar 1922 at Iaeger, WV; Bertha King; age 33; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single (sic, widow); daughter of Mont and ____.
6. 1930 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Big Sandy District; Iaeger; taken on 9 Apr 1930; Page 170A;
Family #163/172.
Listed as John F. Rose; age 34; born in WV; married at 26; section foreman for railroad; head of
household.


Bertha Nelson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1906); Page 260; WV Archives Web Site.
C.M. King; age 30; born in Bland Co, VA; widowed; laborer; living at Coalwood, WV; son of
James P. and Jane; married on 12 Jan 1906 at the home of the bride's parents; Bertha Nelson;
age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of ___ Becky.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; taken on 5 May 1910; Page 173B;
Family #217/221.
Listed as Bertha King; age 21; born in WV; married once for 4 yrs; 3 children, 2 living; in
household of husband, Charles M. King.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger; taken on 6 Feb 1920; Page 239A;
Family #91/95.
Listed as Bertha King; age 30; born in WV; married; in household of husband, Charles M. King.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 57; WV Archives Web Site.
John Rose; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; section laborer; living at Iaeger, WV;
son of L. and Polly Rose; married on 19 Mar 1922 at Iaeger, WV; Bertha King; age 33; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single (sic, widow); daughter of Mont and ____.
5. 1930 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Big Sandy District; Iaeger; taken on 9 Apr 1930; Page 170A;
Family #163/172.
Listed as Bertha Rose; age 40; born in WV; married at 16; in household of husband, John F. Rose.


Palmer Hopkins

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Oldfields Township; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 165B; Image 26
of 27; Family #234/235.
Listed as Palmer Hopkins; age 65; born in NC in Mar 1835; married 28 yrs; farmer; head of
household.


Minda

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Oldfields Township; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 166A; Image 27
of 27; Family #234/235.
Listed as Minda Hopkins; age 50; born in NC in Mar 1850; married 28 yrs; 6 children, 5 living; in
household of husband, Palmer Hopkins.