McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Billy Ray Matney

1. Fanning Funeral Home, Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Billie Ray Matney, 65, of Roderfield, WV, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at his home.

"Billie was born January 25, 1954 in Iaeger, WV a son of the late Oliver and Maudie Hall Matney. Billie was a coal miner and the last surviving member of his original family.

" In addition to his parents Bilie was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Hall Matney; one son, Billy Andrew Matney; three sisters, three brothers, and one nephew.

"Survivors include one son, Tim Matney and wife Kelly of North Wilkesboro, NC; two grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; a special sister-in-law, Judy Matney of Premier, WV; and a special friend and care giver, Patricia “Trixie” Willard of Big Sandy, WV.

"Friends may visit with the family Thursday, evening, June 27, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV; funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. with Reverend Gary Browning officiating.

"Family and friends will gather at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, Friday morning, June 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. and will travel together to Woodlawn Memorial Park for a committal service in the mausoleum at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park...."


Ruth Ellen Hall

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Ruth Ella Hall Matney, 60, of Roderfield, WV, passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014, in Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, WV.

"Ruth was born February 12, 1954 in Welch, WV, a daughter of the late Walter "Dick" Hall and Theda Gillespie Hall Brumfield. She was a retired waitress from the Robin Hood Diner and the Sports Den. She enjoyed playing cards, and loved spending time with her family and friends.

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her step father, Harvey Allen Brumfield, a step son, Billy Andrew Matney, and a sister-in-law, Kathleen Matney.

"Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Billy Ray Matney of the home; two sons, Walter Kelly Rowe of Fairmont, WV, and Steven Allen Rowe of Wise, VA; one granddaughter, Cailey Whited of Hanover, WV; one step son, Timothy Allen Matney of North Carolina; one brother, James Howard Hall and wife Patricia Diane of Princeton, WV; two sisters, Cathy Gray and husband Gregory of Madison, WV, and Elizabeth Comer of Tuscaloosa, AL; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Matney of the home and Mary Ann Matney also of the home; aunts, Shirley Hall of Big Sandy, WV, Margaret Brumfield of Beaver, WV, Carol Arrant of Beaver, WV, Patricia Carter and husband Donald of Montcalm, WV, Virginia Ward of Beaver, Emily Davis and husband Raymond of Kentucky, Mary Sterling of North Carolina, Brenda Mullins and husband Mac of Big Sandy, WV, and Mary Hall of Wolfpen, WV; a uncle, Robert Gillispie and wife Jeannie of Michigan; several nieces and nephews Cathy Lynn Green and husband Jacob of Madison, WV, Heather Burns and husband Kent of Tuscaloosa, AL, James Hall and wife Crystal of Princeton, WV, Phillip Hall and wife Ashley of Charlotte, NC, and Gregory Thomas Gray and wife Alisha of Fairmont, WV; one special cousin Becky Young and husband John of Princeton, WV.

"Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at 12 noon, with Reverend Gary Browning officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park at Bluewell, WV..."


Harvey Allen Brumfield Sr

1. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Harvey Allen Brumfield
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 50
Birth Date: 9 Jun 1929
Marriage Registration Place: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 9 Oct 1979
Marriage Place: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Father: Ruben J Brumfield
Mother: Louvenia C Craighead
Spouse: Theda Marie Gillespie Hall
Certificate Number: 1979048295"
2. US Public Records Index, Vol #1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Harvery A. Brumfield; living at 3558 Kidder Lane, Salem, VA 24153 in 1990.
3. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Barbara Chittum Hutchens; 14 Oct 2020.
" Harvey Allen Brumfield
Birth 9 Jun 1929
Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA
Death 16 Nov 2000 (aged 71)
Louisa County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Brumfield Cemetery
Brights, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 216918785"


Theda Marie Gillespie

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 471; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Howard Hall; age 21; born at Marytown, WV; single; living at Big Sandy, WV; married on
15 Sep 1953 at Roderfield, WV; Theda Marie Gillespie; age 21; born at Capels, WV; single;
living at Hensley, WV.
2. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Theda Marie Gillespie Hall
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 43
Birth Date: 17 Feb 1936
Marriage Registration Place: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 9 Oct 1979
Marriage Place: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Father: Kelly Gillespie
Mother: Ethel Virginia Aburm
Spouse: Harvey Allen Brumfield
Certificate Number: 1979048295"
3. US Public Records Index, Vol #1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Theda M. Brumfield; living at 3558 Kidder Lane, Salem, VA 24153 in 1992.
4. FindAGrave .com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Barbara Chittum Hutchens; 3 Nov 2013; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Theda Hall Brumfield; born in 1936; died 14 Oct 1996; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"Theda Hall Brumfield, 60, of Salem, passed away Monday, October 14, 1996, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She resided in Salem with her husband, Harvey Brumfield, for the past 20 years. Survivors include her husband, Harvey A. Brumfield Sr. of Salem; three sons and their wives; five daughters and their husbands; one brother; three sisters; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of loving friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 17, 1996, at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Welch, W.Va. Burial will follow in Laeger (sic, Iaeger) Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, W.Va.,,"


Ruby Riffe

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Dry Fork Road; taken on 15 Apr 1930;
Page 261A; Image 41 of 51; Family #257/362.
Listed as Ruby Riffe; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Jesse Riffe.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Garland; E.D. 24-60; Taken on 12 Apr 1940;
Page1194B; Image 26 of 132; Household #201.
Listed as Ruby Riffe; age 18; born in WV; 7th grade education; not attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Jesse Riffe.
3. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #74-055946; Ancestry,com Website.
Andy Mullins; age 74; born 8 Jan 1900 in VA; widowed; this is his 2nd marriage; 4th grade
education; living at Iaeger, WV; son of Jim and Isabelle (Mullins) Mullins; married on 20 Dec 1974
in Lebanon, VA; Ruby Pruitt; age 52; born 30 Oct 1922 in WV; widowed (may have divorced first
husband before he died); this is her 2nd marriage; 7th grade education; living at Box 253, Bradshaw,
WV; daughter of Jess and Pearl (Blankenship) Riffe.
4. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Valerie Neal; 23 Apr 2014.
" Ruby Riffe Jones
Birth 30 Oct 1921
Lex, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 8 Dec 1993 (aged 72)
English, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Riffe Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 128429858"


Gerald H. Pierce

1. Alexandria, VA; Marriage License #9904; Ancestry.com Web Site,
Gerald H. Pierce; age 34; born in Irwin, PA; divorced; one previous marriage; machinist; living at
124 W. Lee St,, Alexandria, VA; son of Russell and Luella (Springer)_____ (sic? Peirce?) married
on 21 May 1961 in Alexandria, VA; Minnie M. Addair; maiden name Riffe; age 28; born in Lex,
WV; divorced; one previous marrage; clerk; living at 1007 Duke St, Alexandria, VA; daughter of
Jessie and Pearl (Blankenship)_____ (Riffe).


Minnie Marie Riffe

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Garland; E.D. 24-60; Taken on 12 Apr 1940;
Page 1194B; Image 26 of 132; Household #201.
Listed as Minnie M. Riffe; age 8; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Jesse Riffe.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 270; WV Archives Web Site.
William Evans Addair; age 21; born at Iaeger, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; married on 24 Sep
1950 at Bradshaw, WV; Minnie Marie Riffe; age 18; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV;
with consent of J.J. Riffe, father of Minnie Marie Riffe.
3. Alexandria, VA; Marriage License #9904; Ancestry.com Web Site,
Gerald H. Pierce; age 34; born in Irwin, PA; divorced; one previous marriage; machinist; living at
124 W. Lee St,, Alexandria, VA; son of Russell and Luella (Springer)_____ (sic? Peirce?) married
on 21 May 1961 in Alexandria, VA; Minnie M. Addair; maiden name Riffe; age 28; born in Lex,
WV; divorced; one previous marrage; clerk; living at 1007 Duke St, Alexandria, VA; daughter of
Jessie and Pearl (Blankenship)_____ (Riffe).
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Minnie Marie Addair
[Minnie Marie Pierce]
[Minnie Pierce]
[Minnie Marie Riffe]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1932
Birth Place: Grapevine Mc, West Virginia
[Lex McDowell, West Virginia]
Death Date: 5 Jun 2006
Father: Jessie J Riffe
Mother: Pearl O Blankenship
SSN: 236546335
Notes: Aug 1952: Name listed as MINNIE MARIE ADDAIR;
Jun 1961: Name listed as MINNIE MARIE PIERCE;
30 Jun 2005: Name listed as MINNIE M PIERCE"
5. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Minnie Pierce
Maiden Name: Riffe
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1932
Birth Place: McDowell County, West Virginia, United States of America
Death Date: 5 Jun 2006
Death Place: Raysal, McDowell County, West Virginia, United States of America
Cemetery: Riffe Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: McDowell County, West Virginia, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem..."


William Edward Austin

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 288; WV Archives Web Site.
William Edward Austin; age 21; born in Vinton, VA; single; living at Asco, WV; married on
11 Oct 1952 at Davy, WV; Marie Adkins Hawkins; age 23; born at Twin Branch, WV; widow;
living at Davy, WV.
2. Fanning Funeral Home, Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"William "Bill” E. Austin, age 84, of Coalwood WV, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014, at Welch Community Hospital. Born October 24, 1930, in Vinton, VA, he was the son of the late Edward Penn and Lucinda Laxton Austin.
" He was a resident of McDowell County all of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy on Destroyers during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, Forty and Eight, and the V.F.W. He was a retired coal miner and a co-owner of Angus Mining.
"In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Coleman Austin, one daughter, Delores Ann Austin, and two brothers, Robert and Harry Austin.
"Survivors include two sons, Danny Austin, and wife Lynn of Bluefield, WV, and Dallas Austin and wife Shelley of Coalwood WV, one daughter, Connie Patsey and husband Robin of Coalwood WV; and numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
" Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11 A.M. from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch WV with Pastor Lacy Griffith, officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA. ..."
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Charles and Loretta Dunford Dial"; Article; Page 140; submitted by
Loretta Dial, Bartley, WV 24813.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "James Robin and Connie Austin
Patsey"; Article; Page 217; submitted by Brandy Patsey, Coalwood, WV 24824.
"...William and Marie were divorced..."


Marie Adkins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 288; WV Archives Web Site.
William Edward Austin; age 21; born in Vinton, VA; single; living at Asco, WV; married on
11 Oct 1952 at Davy, WV; Marie Adkins Hawkins; age 23; born at Twin Branch, WV; widow;
living at Davy, WV.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Charles and Loretta Dunford Dial"; Article; Page 140; submitted by
Loretta Dial, Bartley, WV 24813.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "James Robin and Connie Austin
Patsey"; Article; Page 217; submitted by Brandy Patsey, Coalwood, WV 24824.
"...William and Marie were divorced..."


Delores Ann Austin

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "James Robin and Connie Austin
Patsey"; Article; Page 217; submitted by Brandy Patsey, Coalwood, WV 24824.
"...died as a child..."


Marie Adkins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 288; WV Archives Web Site.
William Edward Austin; age 21; born in Vinton, VA; single; living at Asco, WV; married on
11 Oct 1952 at Davy, WV; Marie Adkins Hawkins; age 23; born at Twin Branch, WV; widow;
living at Davy, WV.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Charles and Loretta Dunford Dial"; Article; Page 140; submitted by
Loretta Dial, Bartley, WV 24813.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "James Robin and Connie Austin
Patsey"; Article; Page 217; submitted by Brandy Patsey, Coalwood, WV 24824.
"...William and Marie were divorced..."


Edward Penn Austin

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 14; WV Archives Website.
Edward Penn Austin; age 27; born in Roanoke, VA; single; miner; living at Eckman, WV; son of Hugh
and Esther; married on 9 Jan 1930 in Eckman, WV; Lucinda laxton; age 22; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of Henry and Sarah.


Lucinda Laxton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 14; WV Archives Website.
Edward Penn Austin; age 27; born in Roanoke, VA; single; miner; living at Eckman, WV; son of Hugh
and Esther; married on 9 Jan 1930 in Eckman, WV; Lucinda laxton; age 22; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of Henry and Sarah.


Horace Baytops

1. 1910 Census, Middlesex Co, VA; Pinetop District; taken on 18 Apr 1910; Page 131A; Image 5 of 44;
Family #36/41.
Listed as Horace Baytops; age 13; born in VA; Black; in household of father, Edmond Baytops.
2. Norfolk, VA; WW I Draft Registration Card #333; 5 Jun 1918; LDS Web Site.
Horace Baytops; age 21; born 4 Jun 1897 in Middlesex Co, VA; Negro; living at ____Scott, Norfolk, VA;
employed by Porter Brothers Contractors, Bish Bluff, Norfolk, VA; nearest relatibe Edward Baytops;
Middlesex Co, VA; tall with medium build, brown eyes and Black hair.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1922); Page 48; WV Archives Web Site.
Horace Baytops; age 22; born in VA; single; collored; living at Algonquin, WV; married on 25 Feb
1920 in Mercer Co, WV; Mossie Walker; age 21; born in WV; single; Colored; living at Algonquin, WV.
4. 1930 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 3B; Image 6
of 26; Family #56/63.
Listed as Hoarce Baytops; age 30; born in VA; Negro; married at 22; coal miner; head of household.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Havaco; E.D. 24-4; taken on 1 May 1940; Page 68A;
Image 7 of 30; Household #51.
Listed as Horace Baytops; age 39; born in VA; married; Negro;1st grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; no listed occupation; head of household.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #4423; WV Archives Web Site.
Hoarse Baytops; age 45; born in 1901 in Norfolk, VA; married; Colored; coal miner; living at Havaco,
WV; son of Ed Baytops and unknown mother; died 15 Mar 1946 at Welch, WV; from chrushing
injuries in slate fall in mine; buried 19 Mar 1946 at Roderfield, WV; informant, Mrs. Namiassi
Baytops, Havaco, WV.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted
by Kenneth Bowen; 22 Dec 2011.
Hoarce Baytops; born in 1901; died 15 Mar 1946; buried here.


Marissie L. Walker

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1922); Page 48; WV Archives Web Site.
Horace Baytops; age 22; born in VA; single; collored; living at Algonquin, WV; married on 25 Feb
1920 in Mercer Co, WV; Mossie Walker; age 21; born in WV; single; Colored; living at Algonquin, WV.
2. 1910 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Town District; Stanaford; yaken on 28 Apr 1910;
Page 204A; Image 5 of 10; Family #295/299.
Listed as Morcie L. Walker; age 2; born in WV; Black; in household of father, Edd Walker.
3. 1930 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 3B; Image 6
of 26; Family #56/63.
Listed as Morissie Baytops; age 22; born in WV; Negro; married at 14; in household of husband,
Horace Baytops.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Havaco; E.D. 24-4; taken on 1 May 1940; Page 68A;
Image 7 of 30; Household #51.
Listed as Morissie Baytops; age 32; born in WV; married; Negro; 7th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Horace Baytops.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 60; WV Archives Web Site.
Will Philemon Thompson; age 64; born in Mt Airy, NC; widowed; Colored; living at Havaco, WV;
married on 28 Sep 1954 at Havaco, WV; Marissa Baytops; age 46; born in VA; widow, Colored;
living at Havaco, WV.


Will Philemon Thompson

1. McDowell Co, WV; WWII Draft Registration Card #U-2646; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William Philemon Thompson; age 52; born 7 Apr 1890 in Mount Airy, NC; living at Havaco, WV;
employed by New River and Pocahontas Coal Co, Havaco, WV; person who will always know
address, Margaret Thompson, Havaco, WV; Negro; 5'6" tall; 168 lbs; brown eyes; brown hair;
light brown complexion.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 60; WV Archives Web Site.
Will Philemon Thompson; age 64; born in Mt Airy, NC; widowed; Colored; living at Havaco, WV;
married on 28 Sep 1954 at Havaco, WV; Marissa Baytops; age 46; born in VA; widow, Colored;
living at Havaco, WV.


Marissie L. Walker

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1922); Page 48; WV Archives Web Site.
Horace Baytops; age 22; born in VA; single; collored; living at Algonquin, WV; married on 25 Feb
1920 in Mercer Co, WV; Mossie Walker; age 21; born in WV; single; Colored; living at Algonquin, WV.
2. 1910 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Town District; Stanaford; yaken on 28 Apr 1910;
Page 204A; Image 5 of 10; Family #295/299.
Listed as Morcie L. Walker; age 2; born in WV; Black; in household of father, Edd Walker.
3. 1930 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 3B; Image 6
of 26; Family #56/63.
Listed as Morissie Baytops; age 22; born in WV; Negro; married at 14; in household of husband,
Horace Baytops.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Havaco; E.D. 24-4; taken on 1 May 1940; Page 68A;
Image 7 of 30; Household #51.
Listed as Morissie Baytops; age 32; born in WV; married; Negro; 7th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Horace Baytops.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 60; WV Archives Web Site.
Will Philemon Thompson; age 64; born in Mt Airy, NC; widowed; Colored; living at Havaco, WV;
married on 28 Sep 1954 at Havaco, WV; Marissa Baytops; age 46; born in VA; widow, Colored;
living at Havaco, WV.