McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Donald Lee Lester

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; E.D. 55-1; taken on 26 May 1940; Page 16B;
Image 34 of 39; Household #238.
Listed as Donald Lester; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Edward M. Lester.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 278; WV Archives Web Site.
Donald Lee Lester; age 21; born at Fanrock, WV; single; living at Pineville, WV; son of Edward and
Lola E. Lester; married on 24 Dec 1961 at Pineville, WV; Peggy Joyce Mann; age 19; born at
Peterstown, WV; single; living at Pineville, WV; daughter of George and Willie Mann.
3. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Donald Lester
Birth Date: 28 Feb 1939
Address: PO Box 292, Mina, NV, 89422-0292"
4. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries; http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Donald Lee Lester; born on 28 Feb 1939; died on 21 Feb 1980; buried in Lester Cemetery, Indian
Creek, Wyoming Co, WV.
5. Nevada, Death Index, 1980-2012; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Donald Lee Lester
Birth Date: 28 Feb 1939
Birth Place: West Virginia
Death Date: 21 Feb 1980
Death Place: Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA"
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Lester Cemeteries, Baileysville, Wyoming Co, WV; submitted by Patty
Greene; 24 Feb 2006.
Donald Lee Lester; born 28 Feb 1939; died 21 Feb 1980; buried here; no grave marker photo
shown.

Additional Information Posted:
"Son of Edward Mathias Lester (1894-1874) & Lola "Lizzie" Gullion-Tolley-Lester (1903-1941).

"Brother of Ida Mae Lester-Mulline (1922-2013).

"Half brother of Edward Tolley (1918-Deceased), & George Tolley (1919-Deceased).

"Married to Peggy Joyce Mann-Lester (B. 1941) on December 24, 1961 in Pineville, Wyoming County, WV (per WV Marriage License Register, Wyoming County, WV, 1961, Page 278, Application Date: December 15, 1961).

"Husband, Father, Brother"


Peggy Joyce Mann

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 278; WV Archives Web Site.
Donald Lee Lester; age 21; born at Fanrock, WV; single; living at Pineville, WV; son of Edward and Lola
E. Lester; married on 24 Dec 1961 at Pineville, WV; Peggy Joyce Mann; age 19; born at Peterstown,
WV; single; living at Pineville, WV; daughter of George and Willie Mann.


Donald Franklin Lester

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #69 011525l Ancestry.com Web Site.
Donald Franklin Lester; age 19; born 30 Sep 1949 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 2 yrs HS
education; living at Iaeger, WV; son of Frances Cleveland and Imogene (Mullins) Lester; married on
12 Apr 1969 in Grundy, VA; Lola Joan Robinette; age 16; born 5 May 1952 in WV; single; this is her
1st marriage; 7th grade education; living at Iaeger, WV; daughter of Wheeler and Virgie Stella
(Lester) Robinette.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #74-004658; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Donald Franklin Lester; age 24; born 30 Sep 1949 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; 4 yrs HS
education; living at Hanover, WV; son of Frances Cleveland and Imogene (Mullins) Lester; married
on 9 Feb 1974 in Grundy, VA; Sandra Kay Vance; age 20; born 12 Nov 1953 in OH; single; this is her
1st marriage; living at Ikes Fork, WV; daughter of Roland and Geneva Margaret (Riffe) Vance.


Sandra Kay Vance

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #74-004658; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Donald Franklin Lester; age 24; born 30 Sep 1949 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; 4 yrs HS
education; living at Hanover, WV; son of Frances Cleveland and Imogene (Mullins) Lester; married
on 9 Feb 1974 in Grundy, VA; Sandra Kay Vance; age 20; born 12 Nov 1953 in OH; single; this is her
1st marriage; living at Ikes Fork, WV; daughter of Roland and Geneva Margaret (Riffe) Vance.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV: posted Obit.
"Sandra Kay Lester, 61, of Bolt, WV, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015, in the Charleston Area Medical center in Charleston, WV.

"Sandra was born November 12, 1953, in Marietta, OH, a daughter of the late Roland and Geneva Riffe Vance. She was a devout mother and granny that never said no.

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lester and two brothers, Gary and Kelvin Vance.

"Survivors include her fiancé, Jim Sprouse of Bolt, WV; one daughter, Latashia Urbanowicz and husband Jim of Gastonia, NC; two grandchildren, Kinsley and Brody Urbanowicz both of Gastonia, NC; one brother, Teddy Vance and wife Brenda of Hanover, WV, one sister, Melissa Cline and husband Carl of Ikes Fork, WV; one brother, Linnie Vance and wife Maggie of Winston, GA; one sister, Tammy Jenkins and husband Shawn of Baileysville, WV; and several nieces and nephews.

"Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 25, 2015, at 1 o'clock with Preacher Jerry Vance and Reverend Randy Lusk officiating at the Pads Fork Freewill Baptist Church at Steeles, WV. Burial will follow in the Emily Green Cemetery at Steeles, WV...."


Clifford "Tippy" Lester

1. Browning, Justice, Parker Tree; Posted by blpobraves; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Clifford Lester
1917–1997
Birth 5 NOVEMBER 1917 • Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 31 OCTOBER 1997 • North Spring, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA"
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Valerie Neal; 28 Feb 2014.
" Clifford Lester
Birth 5 Nov 1917
Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 31 Oct 1997 (aged 79)
North Spring, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
North Spring Community Cemetery
North Spring, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA"


Pearl Lester

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 27 May 2015.
" Pearl Lester Lester
Birth 21 Aug 1929
West Virginia, USA
Death 21 May 2015 (aged 85)
West Virginia, USA
Burial
North Spring Community Cemetery
North Spring, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA"
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"On May 21, 2015, Pearl "slipped the surly bonds of earth" to "touch the face of God." All this was made possible through her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Pearl served God for well over fifty years and now she rests safely in His arms.

"Pearl was born August 21, 1929 , a daughter of the late David and Nancy Vance Lester.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Lester; son, Tom; her father and mother-in-law, I. K. and Sis Cline Lester. Pearl was the last surviving member of her immediate family which included her sisters; Gusty, Edie, Pricie, Becky, and Imogene; and her brothers, Will, Luster, Matthew, Amos, Virgil and Elmer.

"Those left to carry sweet fond memories of Pearl include her daughter, Alicia; son Larry; grandchildren, Petey, Cliff, Angela, and Jon; great grandchildren, Drew, Colt, Carson, and Liv; her son-in-law, Henry; granddaughters-in-law, Debra and Tara; grandson-in-law, Charlie; nieces and nephews, Maxine, Ardie, Everett, Squeaky, Joe, Judy, Angie, Allison, Tammy, Daniel, Karen, Rodney, Barbara, Ora, Glenna, Ruth, Jerry, Linda, Loriane, Dennis, Donna, Debbie, David, Nancy, Herman, Jeffery, Tina, and Darren; numerous grand nieces and grand nephews; her church families and numerous good friends.

"Some knew Pearl as mother or ma, mom maw, Aunt Pearl, or Sister Pearl, but many knew her as friend; for she was a friend to all. Pearl will be best remembered for her kindness, her love, and her compassion; but especially her cooking and Sunday dinners. As we all shall someday, Pearl now belongs to the ages.

"Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 12 noon with Reverend Clyde Endicott, Reverend Dennis Lester, and Reverend Homer Blankenship officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in the North Spring Cemetery at North Spring, WV...."


Clifford Tom Lester

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Valerie Neal; 28 Feb 2014.
"Clifford Tom Lester
Birth 28 Jan 1952
USA
Death 2 Aug 1973 (aged 21)
USA
Burial
North Spring Community Cemetery
North Spring, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA "


Vernie Allen

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Vernie Allen, 98, formerly of Raysal, WV, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Heritage Hall at Grundy, VA, following a long illness.

"Vernie was born December 26, 1916, in Blackey, VA, a son of the late Daniel and Susie Addair Allen. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the UWMA and affiliated with the Atwell Church of God.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Ollie Mullins Allen, two sons, Hillard and Willard Allen, two grandchildren, Jeffery Allen and Lisa Justice, and eight brothers and sisters.

"Survivors include one daughter, Wilma Snow of Springfield, MO; one son, Swanson Allen of Calabash, NC; one brother, Brooks Allen of Oregon; eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

"Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 25, 2015, at 12 noon with Reverend Hobert Kennedy and Reverend Charles Rose officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in Tom Sparks Cemetery on Bradshaw Mountain near Paynesville, WV..."


Willard Allen

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Willard Allen
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 29 Jul 1942
Birth Place: Jolo McDowel, West Virginia
Death Date: 1 May 1999
Father: Vernie Allen
Mother: Ollie Mullins
SSN: 232962473
Notes: 14 May 1972: Name listed as WILLARD ALLEN"
2. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Willard Allen
SSN: 232-96-2473
Last Residence:
24879 Raysal, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 29 Jul 1942
Died: 1 May 1999
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (1973)"


Earl H. "George" Reynolds

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 346; WV Archives Web Site.
Earl H. Reynolds; age 21; born in Slagle, WV; single; living at Sarah Ann, WV; son of Henry and
Jessie (Ruble) Reynolds; married on 2 Jul 1949 at Stuart, WV; Betty Jane Spriggs; age 23; born
in Elbert, WV; single; living at Sarah Ann, WV; daughter of George? B. and Margaret? (Spiva) Spriggs.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Earl "George" Reynolds, 86, of Elbert WV, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 15, 2015 at his home in Elbert.
Born January 1, 1929 in Slagle WV, he was the son of the late Henry and Jessie Ruble Reynolds. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1946-1948, after serving his country, he moved to McDowell County in 1950 where he worked for U.S. Steel over the next forty years. He was a member of U.M.W.A. 9534 local. George enjoyed fishing, Camping, and riding his four wheeler.
"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Betty Jane Spriggs Reynolds, and two brothers, Bill and Harry Reynolds.
"He is survived by, his companion Lillie Adkins of Elbert WV, "the son he never had" Hobert Adkins and wife Jennifer of Raysal WV, his little buddies David, Daniel, and Jacob Adkins, Ryan and Bryan Endicott, all of Raysal WV; his dear friends, Rufus Morgan of Bramwell, Mike Hatfield of Roanoke VA, and Sam Jones of Bedford VA, Billie Reed and George Vasalaros.
"Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 1:00 P.M. at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton WV..."


Betty Jane Spriggs

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 346; WV Archives Web Site.
Earl H. Reynolds; age 21; born in Slagle, WV; single; living at Sarah Ann, WV; son of Henry and
Jessie (Ruble) Reynolds; married on 2 Jul 1949 at Stuart, WV; Betty Jane Spriggs; age 23; born
in Elbert, WV; single; living at Sarah Ann, WV; daughter of George? B. and Margaret? (Spiva) Spriggs.


Margaret Mary Zippenfenig

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Margaret Mary Zippenfenig Gallimore, 90, of Glenwood Nursing Care passed away peacefully around noon, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. She was born on December 16, 1924 in Vivian WV. She was the daughter of the late Francis Ignatz and Teresa Toth Zippenfenig. She graduated from Gary High School in 1942, and graduated Magna Cum Lade from Bluefield State College in 1967. She was a retired McDowell County school teacher, touching the lives of many through her dedication and love for teaching. "Zip" was married to Tom Gallimore for forty nine years, and they were lifelong residents of Iaeger. Tom passed in 2006 and "Zip" became a resident of Glenwood Park in 2008.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, an infant brother, one sister, Elizabeth, son in law, Benny Ciampanella, daughter in law, Barbie Gallimore, and son in law Frank Asbury.
"She is survived by her children, Frances Flippen and husband Roger, Janet "Tomi" Mead and husband David, Sandi Wikstrom and husband Jim, Dorothy Asbury, and Scott Gallimore, sister in law Kathy Stamper and a sister of the "heart" Marvalene Heath Swain Simon, grandchildren Josh, Allison, Punchy, Samantha, Tami, Tonia, and Chase; a number of Great and Great great Grandchildren; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, "adopted" kin, friends and loved ones.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11 A.M. from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch, with Pastor Randall Dority officiating. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton WV...."