McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familes and Individuals

Notes


Jesse Bennett Lester

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Panther Precinct, taken on 30 Apr 1910,
Page 101A, Family #119.
Listed as Jesse Lester, age 11 months, born in WV, in household of father, Vandalia Lester.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Mohawk, taken on 27 Jan 1920,
Page 273B, Family #424.
Listed as Benet Lester, age 10, born in WV, in household of father, Vandalia Lester.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 28 Apr 1930, Page 199A, Family
#443.
Listed as Bennett Lester, age 20, born in WV, in household of father, Vandalia Lester.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Long Pole Creek; E.D. 24-57; taken on
9 Apr 1940; Page 1031A; Image 17 of 74; Household #144.
Listed as Bennett Lester; age 30; born in WV; married; 1st grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.
5. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jesse Lester; born 13 May 1909; died in Feb 1977; last residence, Lynco, Wyoming Co, WV;
SS# 235-10-1467; card issued in WV before 1951.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, Wyoming Co, WV; submitted by
Patty Greene; 29 Jul 2008.
" Jessie Bennett Lester
Birth 13 May 1910
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death Feb 1977 (aged 66)
USA
Burial
Palm Memorial Gardens
Matheny, Wyoming County, West Virginia"

Additional Information Posted:
"Son of Vandalia "Van" Lester (1882-1952) & Tennessee Bailey-Lester (1886-1931).

"Brother of Rosa M. Lester-Collins (1908-1998), Martha Lester-England (1914-1967), Dillard Montgomery Lester (B. 1923), Van Lester (B. 1929).

"Married to Mary Louise Lester-Lester (1919-1988).

Father of Margaret D. Lester-Paynter (1935-Deceased), Jessie Lester-Thornton-Thornsbury (B. 1936), Bessie Lovette Lester-Belcher (1937-2018), Herbert "Herb" Lester (1937-Deceased), Ralph Lester (1939-Deceased), Cherry King "Ringo" Lester (Died in 2016), Ada "Hazel" Lester-Lambert (1944-2009), Patricia "Trisha" Lester-Lankford, J. B. Lester, Glenn Lester, & Lillian Lester-Powers (1959-2010)."


Mary Louise Lester

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Long Pole Creek; E.D. 24-57; taken on
9 Apr 1940; Page 1031A; Image 17 of 74; Household #144.
Listed as Mary Lester; age 25; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Jesse B. Lester.
2. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Mary Lester; born 19 Apr 1919; died 29 Jul 1988; last residence, Oceana, Wyoming Co, WV;
SS# 234-90-9016; Card Issued in WV in 1970.


Herbert Lester

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Long Pole Creek; E.D. 24-57; taken on
9 Apr 1940; Page 1031A; Image 17 of 74; Household #144.
Listed as Herbert Lester; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Jesse B. Lester.
(Twin)


Cherry King "Ringo" Lester

1. "Independent Herald"; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Cherry King "Ringo" Lester of Wood Dale, IL and formerly of Oceana, West Virginia.

"Born in West Virginia, the son of Jessie Bennet Lester and Mary Louise Lester, he passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, IL.

"Ringo is survived by his many nieces and nephews, Debra and John Dail of Batavia, Mary Hall Canterbury, of Estero, FL, Ken Canterbury and Shelly and Lorenzo Guerrero of Wood Dale, to name a few; his great nieces and nephews, Jenelle Dail, Garrett and Caroline Kunold, Alexandrea Canterbury Gorton and Christopher and Debra Guerrero; and great great nieces and nephews, Kross Kirmse, Kolt Kirmse, Griffin Gorton, John Thomas and his dear siblings, Ralph (Fay) Lester, Bessie (Guy) Belcher, Jessie (Tom) Thorton, Trish (Buddy) Langford, JB Lester and Glenn Lester.

"In addition to his parents, Ringo was preceded in death by his siblings, Marge (George) Paynter, Herb Lester, James (Betty) Lester, Lillian Powers and his beloved sister, Ada Hazel Lambert and niece, Teresa (Gary) Kunold.

"Visitation Sunday, April 17th 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service, 7:00 p.m. at The Oaks Funeral Home 1201 E. Irving Park Road (at Prospect), Itasca. Interment TBA in Prairie Cemetery in St. Charles Township, IL.


Dewey England

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 26/27 Jan 1920; Page 224A;
Family #130/130.
Listed as Dewey England; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Noah England.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 295; WV Archives Web Site.
Dewey England; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Hensley; son of
Noah and Tilda; married on 16 Aug 1934 at Davy, WV; Martha Lester; age 21; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Van and Tennessee.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 1 May 1940;
Page 1115B; Image 66 of 74; Household #558.
Listed as Dewey England; age 29; born in WV; married; 2nd grade education; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; laborer for W.P.A.; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'72 007623; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Dewey England; age 60; born 11 Aug __in WV; married retired coal miner; husband of Mabel Hall
England; living at Hensley, WV; son of Noah and Matilda (Bishop) England; died 30 May 1972 in
Doctors Memorial Hospital, Welch, WV; from an acute myocardial infrarction; buried 1 Jun 1972
in Mitchell Cemetery, Hensley, WV.


Martha Lester

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Mohawk, taken on 27 Jan 1920,
Page 273B, Family #424.
Listed as Martha Lester, age 6, born in WV, in household of father, Vandalia Lester.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 28 Apr 1930, Page 199A, Family
#443.
Listed as Martha Lester, age 16, born in WV, in household of father, Vandalia Lester.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 295; WV Archives Web Site.
Dewey England; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Hensley; son of
Noah and Tilda; married on 16 Aug 1934 at Davy, WV; Martha Lester; age 21; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Van and Tennessee.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 1 May 1940;
Page 1115B; Image 66 of 74; Household #558.
Listed as Martha England; age 25; born in WV; married; 2nd grade education; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Dewey England.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #67' 005354; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Martha England; age 53; born in 1914 in WV; married; housewife; living at hensley, WV; daughter
of Van and Tennessee Lester; died 3 Apr 1967 in the Welch Emergency Hospital, Welch, WV;
from bacterihernia; peritorsillor abcess; buried 5 Apr 1967 in Mitchell Cemetery, Hensley, WV;
informant, Dewey England, Hensley, WV.


Eugene R. England

2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 1 May 1940;
Page 1115B; Image 66 of 74; Household #558.
Listed as Eugene R. England; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Dewey England.


Clayton England

2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 1 May 1940;
Page 1115B; Image 66 of 74; Household #558.
Listed as Clayton England; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Dewey England.


Dillard Montgomery Lester

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 28 Apr 1930, Page 199A, Family
#443.
Listed as Dillard Lester, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Vandalia Lester.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 1 May 1940;
Page 1115B; Image 66 of 74; Household #558.
Listed as Dillard Lester; age 19; born in WV; single; 2nd grade education; lived in McDowell Co, WV
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of brother-in-law, Dewey England.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 367; WV Archives Web Site.
Dillard Montgomery Lester; age 28; born at Iaeger, WV; single; living at Twin Branch, WV; married
on 1 May 1950 at Welch, WV; Ollie Eveline Vanover; age 21; born at Davy, WV; single; living at
Twin Branch, WV.


Ollie Eveline Vanover

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 367; WV Archives Web Site.
Dillard Montgomery Lester; age 28; born at Iaeger, WV; single; living at Twin Branch, WV; married
on 1 May 1950 at Welch, WV; Ollie Eveline Vanover; age 21; born at Davy, WV; single; living at
Twin Branch, WV.


Buddy Ford

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1962); Page 430; WV Archives Web Site.
Buddy Ford; age 29; born and living at Fanrock, WV; single; son of Lewis and Inez Ford;
married on 4 Aug 1962 at Baileysville, WV; Vera Constance Shields; age 28; born at Capels,
WV; divorced; living at Fanrock, WV; daughter of Ott and Margaret Stafford.
2. "The Register Herald", Beckley, WV, Wednesday 4 May 2005, Newspaper Obit.
"BRIER CREEK -- Buddy Ford, 72, died at his home Sunday, May 1, 2005, after a long illness. "He was born Jan. 15, 1933, at Brier Creek, the son of the late Lewis and Inez Altizer Ford. "Mr. Ford was an avid horseman, a U.S. Army veteran, a retired coal miner for Robinson Phillips Coal Co. at Marianna
and a member of the UMWA.
"Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Clay; and two grandchildren, Joey Shields and
Crystal Shields. "Survivors include three children, Lesa Cook and her husband, Shawn, of Fayetteville, Buddy Ford and his wife, Jackie,
of Madisonville, Tenn., and Teresa Ford of Brier Creek; four stepchildren, Robert Shields Jr. and his wife, Sandy, of Hay
Market, Va., Basil Shields and his wife, Geraldine, of Indian Creek, Marilyn Toler and her husband, Brad, of Clear Fork
and Randy Shields and his wife, Carol, of Alabama; 10 grandchildren, Tyler and Logan Cook, Adrianna and Austin Ford,
Ryan Allen, Mykal Key, Tara England and her husband, James Ray, Misti Pierson and her husband, Davy, Brandi Toler
and Jenny Shields; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. "Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Stafford Family Funeral Home Chapel, Lynco, with the Rev. Shawn Cook and Pastor
Jay Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Lester Family Cemetery, Baileysville...."


Vera Constance Stafford

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; Trent;E.D. 55-1; taken on 9 May 1940; Page 19A;
Image 41 of 49; Household #290.
Listed as Vera Stafford; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Ottoway Stafford.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1962); Page 430; WV Archives Web Site.
Buddy Ford; age 29; born and living at Fanrock, WV; single; son of Lewis and Inez Ford;
married on 4 Aug 1962 at Baileysville, WV; Vera Constance Shields; age 28; born at Capels,
WV; divorced; living at Fanrock, WV; daughter of Ott and Margaret Stafford.
3. "The Register Herald", Beckley, WV; Wednesday, 2 Feb 2005, newspaper Obit for brother, Harry L.
Stafford, Sr.
Vera Stafford Potter; survives brother in death.
4. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Vera C. Potter; born on 17 May 1934; living at PO Box 92, Helen, WV 25853 in 1995.


Tersa Lynn Ford

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Teresa Lynn Ford, 38 of Matoaka, formerly of Brier Creek, WV, passed away. She was born December 25, 1974, a daughter of Vera Potter of Helen and the late Buddy Ford. Teresa was a 1993 graduate of Baileysville High School. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her grandparents Lewis and Inez Ford and Ott and Margaret Stafford; a brother Basil Shields; and a special aunt Dorothy Clay.
"Survivors include her mother Vera Potter of Helen; step-father Russell Potter of Helen; two sons Ryan Chase Allen of Mullens, and Mykal Andru Key of TN; two sisters Marilyn Shields (Brad) Toler of Clear Fork, and Lesa Ann Ford (Shawn) Cook of Fayetteville; three brothersRobert Shields of Haymarket, VA, Randy (Carol) Shields of Beckley, and Buddy (Jackie) Ford of Severville, TN; and a host of other loving family and friends. Memorial service s will be 6:00 PM Saturday May 10, 2014 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.


Vera Constance Stafford

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; Trent;E.D. 55-1; taken on 9 May 1940; Page 19A;
Image 41 of 49; Household #290.
Listed as Vera Stafford; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Ottoway Stafford.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1962); Page 430; WV Archives Web Site.
Buddy Ford; age 29; born and living at Fanrock, WV; single; son of Lewis and Inez Ford;
married on 4 Aug 1962 at Baileysville, WV; Vera Constance Shields; age 28; born at Capels,
WV; divorced; living at Fanrock, WV; daughter of Ott and Margaret Stafford.
3. "The Register Herald", Beckley, WV; Wednesday, 2 Feb 2005, newspaper Obit for brother, Harry L.
Stafford, Sr.
Vera Stafford Potter; survives brother in death.
4. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Vera C. Potter; born on 17 May 1934; living at PO Box 92, Helen, WV 25853 in 1995.


Melvin L. Harper

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 267; WV Archives Web Site.
Melvin L. Harper; age 22; born in Tarentum, PA; single; living at Kopperston, WV; son of
William M. and Marion harper; married on 22 dec 1945 at Kopperston, WV; Loretta Skeen;
age 20; born in lebanon, VA; single; daughter of A.C. and Bessie Skeen.


Loretta Skeens

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 267; WV Archives Web Site.
Melvin L. Harper; age 22; born in Tarentum, PA; single; living at Kopperston, WV; son of
William M. and Marion harper; married on 22 dec 1945 at Kopperston, WV; Loretta Skeen;
age 20; born in lebanon, VA; single; daughter of A.C. and Bessie Skeen.


Melvin Craig Harper

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, Wyoming Co, WV; submitted by
Patty Greene; 5 Nov 2008.
Melvin Craig Hatper; born 20 Nov 1946; died 13 Oct 1989; buried here; died of cancer at age 42;
SP 4; US Army, Vietnam; married to Pamela Elaine Hall Harper Worrell.


Pamela Elaine Hall

1. US Public Records Index; Vol #1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Pamela E. Worrell; born 5 Jan 1949; living at PO Box 568, Oceana, Wyoming Co, WV;
in 1995.


Kathryn Diane "Kathy Dee" Harper

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
'Kathryn Diane “Kathy Dee” Harper Cox, 42 of Lynco, WV passed away on Friday May 2, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital following a short illness. She was born May 5, 1971 in Beckley, WV, a daughter of Pamela Elaine Hall Worrell and husband Darrell who was her rock of Oceana, WV and the late Melvin Craig Harper.

"In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her grandparents Melvin and Loretta Harper, James and Elaine Hall and Lawrence and Lorene Worrell and a special aunt Susie Hall. Kathy Dee was a member of Lillyhaven
Baptist Church.

"Survivors include her loving husband Steven E. Cox, Jr.; a daughter Jade Cox of Lynco; four sons J.C. Cook of San Diego,
CA, Timothy Osborne III of Cyclone, Steven “Boo” Cox, III of Lynco and Brian; a grandson Silas Cook; three sisters Duwan (Pat) Whitten of Glen Daniels, Amanda (John) Henry of Daniels, Jessica (Ryan) Balsley of Davisville, and Lynn (James) Tilley of Oceana; a brother Billy (Amy) Harper of Sammanish, WA; mother and father-in-law Ruby and Steven E. Cox of Lynco; three aunts Diane “D” (Jerry) Wolfe of Hurricane, Kathy (Pat) Martin of Morgantown, Dottie (Larry) Lilly of Batesville, AR; uncles Sam Hall of Beckley and Dennis (Carolyn) Worrell of Oceana; Special uncles and friends Tracy Cox of Lillydale and Charles Morgan of Lynco; nieces and nephews Sarah, Evan and Macy Harper, Lila, Maggie and Jenson Whitten and MacKenzie and Korbin Henry; and a host of other loving family and friends.

" Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday May 6, 2014 at the Toneda Missionary Baptist Church, Kopperston, with Rev. Algie Cook and Pastor James Hamrick officiating. Kathy Dee’s cremains will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV at a later date..."


Hayse Justice

1.1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Wyoming Precinct; E.D. 24-58; taken on 5 Jul
1940; Page 1127A; Image 15 of 60; Household #119.
Listed as Hayes Justice; age 5; born in WV; no education; not attending school; livied in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Noah Justice.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955), Page 420; WV Archives Web Site.
Haze Justice; age 21; born and living at Panther, WV; married on 28 May 1955 at Panther,
WV; Effie Mearie Roberts; age 20; born and living at Panther, WV; with consent of Harrison
and Ollie Roberts, parents of Effie Mearie Roberts.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Hayse Justice
[Hayes Justice]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 15 Sep 1934
Birth Place: Panther Mcdo, West Virginia
Death Date: 22 Jul 2005
Father: Noah Justice
Mother: Dicey Matney
SSN: 232523021
Notes: 22 Nov 1983: Name listed as HAYSE JUSTICE;
17 Feb 1994: Name listed as HAYES JUSTICE"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by SWF; 20 May 2013.
" Hayes Justice
Birth 15 Sep 1934
Death 22 Jul 2005 (aged 70)
Burial
Rest Haven Cemetery
Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Hayes Justice was first married to Nancy Hamblin Justice who is buried in the Combs Cemetery. Nancy died and Hayes had a second marriage to Virginia Terry.

"Hayes Justice Obit

"Hayes Justice, 70, of Viper, died Friday, July 22, 2005 at Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin. He was the son of the late Noah Justice and Dicey Mattney. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Justice; 4 daughters, Deloris McIntyre, Wilma Justice, Wanda Farmer and Sharon Faye McKinney; 1 step-daughter, Connie Lavonne Feltner; 2 sisters, Jean Justice and Kizzie Justice; 1 brother, Jay Justice; host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral was conducted Saturday, July 23, 2005 at Maggard Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Judy Parsons officiating, burial in the Resthaven Cemetery in Jeff. Maggard Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

"Read more: Hazard Herald (KY) - OBITUARIES"


Effie Marie Roberts

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955), Page 420; WV Archives Web Site.
Haze Justice; age 21; born and living at Panther, WV; married on 28 May 1955 at Panther,
WV; Effie Mearie Roberts; age 20; born and living at Panther, WV; with consent of Harrison
and Ollie Roberts, parents of Effie Mearie Roberts.