McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Timothy Dewayne Daniels Sr

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Patty Greene; 2 Jul 2015.
Timothy Dewayne :Watergead" Daniels, Sr; born 8 Aug 1966; died 29 Jun 2015; buried here; no
grave marker photo shown; personal photo and obit shown.
"Timothy Dewayne "Waterhead" Daniels, of Hensley WV, went to be with the Lord, Monday, June 29, 2015 at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston WV. Born August 8, 1966 in Welch WV. he was the son of Sandra Riffe and Jimmy Daniels.

"Those left to cherish his memories are, his wife, Shauna Daniels of the home, his parents, Sandra and Teddy Riffe of Hensley, and his dad Jimmy Daniels, of Roderfield WV, three sisters, Cathy Ann Daniels-Bailey and husband Michael Bailey of Hensley WV, Terry Lynn Daniels-Freeman of Denton N.C., and Jill Daniels of Ohio; and one brother, Jessy Daniels of Ohio, Children left to shine his light are, daughters, Lora Daniels-Bailey of Hensley WV, Holly Daniels-Johnson and husband Daniel Johnson of Princeton WV, Jessica Daniels-Conley and husband Rick Conley Jr of Montcalm WV, Brooke Daniels-Riffe of Hensley WV, Caylee Daniels of Hensley WV, Joy Daniels of Roderfield WV, Shianna Franklin of the home, and Melena Lawson, one son, to reflect his father's image Timmy Dewayne Daniels Jr of Hensley WV, special friends and mother and father in law, Danny and Ruth Franklin, three grandsons and two granddaughters, five nieces and one special niece Ashley Robinette, two nephews and one great niece, and his loyal companion, his dog Charlie Brown.

"Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday July 2, 2015 at 12 Noon., from the Ark of Safety Church in Roderfield WV, with Pastor's Gene Ball and Danny Blackburn officiating, burial will follow at Iaeger Memorial Cemetery in Roderfield WV...."


Harold Eugene Darby Jr

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009: LDS Web Site.
"Name: Harold E Darby
Titles and Terms (Original): JR
Residence Date: 01 Apr 1997
Residence Place: Coalwood, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date: 01 Sep 1957
Address: 5 PO Box
Address Continued: Coalwood, West Virginia 24824
Address Date: 01 Apr 1997
2nd Address: 304 PO Box
2nd Address Continued: Earleville, Maryland 21919
2nd Address Date: 01 Nov 1994-01 Aug 1996
3rd Address: 28 Buddy Blvd
3rd Address Continued: Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915
3rd Address Date: 01 Apr 1989-13 Nov 2000
Possible Relatives: Jaime Lyne Darby, Sheila Marie Darby..."
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 2 Dec 2013.
Sheila M. Darby; born 1 Jun 1957; died 5 Oct 2009; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
husband, Harold E. Darby.
(Harold E. Darby; born 13 Mar 1956; no death date which probably means he is still living)


Sheila Marie Parker

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Shiela Dailey
Also Known As Sheila M Darby
2nd Also Known As Name Sheila Parker Darby
3rd Also Known As Name S Parker
Residence Date 22 May 2007-10 Jan 2009
Residence Place Suitland, Maryland, United States
Birth Date 13 Sep 1958
Address Suitland, Maryland 20746
Address Date 22 May 2007-10 Jan 2009
2nd Address Temple Hills, Maryland 20748
2nd Address Date 01 Nov 1997
3rd Address Hyattsville, Maryland 20785
3rd Address Date 01 Feb 1993-18 Jul 2001
Possible Relatives Calvin G Darby, Darby Parker
Record Number 142471331"
2. US Public Records, 1970-2009: LDS Web Site.
"Name: Harold E Darby
Titles and Terms (Original): JR
Residence Date: 01 Apr 1997
Residence Place: Coalwood, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date: 01 Sep 1957
Address: 5 PO Box
Address Continued: Coalwood, West Virginia 24824
Address Date: 01 Apr 1997
2nd Address: 304 PO Box
2nd Address Continued: Earleville, Maryland 21919
2nd Address Date: 01 Nov 1994-01 Aug 1996
3rd Address: 28 Buddy Blvd
3rd Address Continued: Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915
3rd Address Date: 01 Apr 1989-13 Nov 2000
Possible Relatives: Jaime Lyne Darby, Sheila Marie Darby..."
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Sheila Darby
Last Residence:
24801 Welch, Mcdowell, West Virginia
BORN: 1 Jun 1957
Died: 5 Oct 2009
State (Year) SSN issued: Maryland (1969)"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 2 Dec 2013.
Sheila M. Darby; born 1 Jun 1957; died 5 Oct 2009; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
husband, Harold E. Darby; "LOVING WIFE, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER".
(Harold E. Darby; born 13 Mar 1956; no death date which probably means he is still living)


Jesse Andrew Woods

1. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken 6 Jun 1900; Page 231A; Image 5 of 30;
Family #41/42.
Listed as Jessie A. Wood; age 3; born in Jul 1896 in VA; in household of grandmother, Lettie Woods.
2. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken 25/26 Apr 1910; Page 190A; Image
9 of 23; Family #71/71.
Listed as Jesse Lowe; age 13; born in VA; in household of step-father, H. Newton Lowe.
3. Tazewell Co, VA; WW I; Draft Registration Card #213; 5 Jun 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jessie Andrew Wood; age 21; born 1 Jul 1896 in Tazewell Co, VA; single; dependent mother;
laborer for Mathison Alkali Works, Saltville, VA; tall with slender build; blue eyes and light hair.
4, U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Jessie A Wood
Departure Date: 11 Nov 1918
Departure Place: Norfolk, Virginia
Residence Place: Bounding Mill, Virginia (sic, Pounding Mill)
Mother: Susie Lowe
Ship: Susquehanna
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4632141
Notes: 116th Provisional Co Sept Auto Repl Draft"
5. 1920 Census, Los Angeles Co, San Pedro, USS Mississippi; taken 6 Feb 1920; Page 8B; Image 16
of 25; Line 66.
Listed as Jessie Wood; age 23; born in Tazewell, VA; sailor; Seaman 2nd Class.
(This may not be the same Jessie Woods. Posted photo does show him in a sailor's uniform)
6. 1930 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken 25 Apr 1930; Page 97A; Image 21 of
50; Family #191/192.
Listed as Jess Woods; age 33; born in VA; widowed; married at 28; machinist for rock quarry; in
household of set-father, H. Newton Lowe, with two children.
7. 1940 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Pounding Mill; taken 14 May 1940; Page
541A; Image 23 of 31; Household #179.
Listed as Jessie Woods; age 43; born in VA; married; 2nd grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; laborer in quarry; head of household.
8. McDowell Co, WV; WWII Draft Registration Card #U-382; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jesse Andrew Woods; age 45; born 1 Jul 1896 in Tazewell Co, VA; farmer; living near Bradshaw,
WV; person who will always know address, Ocie Gray Woods, Bradshaw, WV; 5' 61/2" tall; 159 lbs;
blue eyes; brown hair; ruddy complexion; scar on right eye ball.
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by betty; 22 Nov 2008.
"PFC Jessie Andrew Woods
Birth 1 Jul 1896
Death 22 May 1967 (aged 70)
Burial
Woods Cemetery
Bradshaw, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"PFC US Army Virginia WW II" (sic, WW I)


Ocie Gray Brewster

1. 1940 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Pounding Mill; taken 14 May 1940; Page
541A; Image 23 of 31; Household #179.
Listed as Gray Woods; age 24; born in VA; married; 7th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Jesse A. Woods.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by betty; 22 Nov 2008.
"Ocie Gray Brewster Woods
Birth 23 May 1915
USA
Death 25 Jan 1989 (aged 73)
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Woods Cemetery
Bradshaw, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "


Jeremy B. Woods

1. 1940 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Pounding Mill; taken 14 May 1940; Page
541A; Image 23 of 31; Household #179.
Listed as Jeremy Woods; age 5; born in VA; no education; not attending school; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Jesse A. Woods.


James E."Jim" Woods

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Betty; 22 Nov 2008.


Ronnie Woods

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by betty; 22 Nov 2008.
"Ronnie Woods
Birth 30 Jan 1950
Death 30 Sep 1979 (aged 29)
Burial
Woods Cemetery
Bradshaw, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"


Buddie Woods

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Buddie Woods, 66, of Gary, formerly of Bradshaw, WV, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Welch Community Hospital, Welch, WV.

"Buddie was born December 27, 1948, in Bradshaw, WV, a son of the late Jessie Andrew and Ocie Gray Brewster Woods.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Moody Woods, and several brothers and sisters.

"Survivors include one son, Bobby Woods of War Eagle, WV; one daughter, Rebecca Norse of Wytheville, VA; five sisters, Peggy Jones of Bradshaw, WV, Patsy Osborne and husband John C. of Maryland, Lois Daughtery and husband William of Bradshaw, WV, Margie Cline and husband Bill also of Bradshaw, WV, and Cheryl Woods of Delaware; two brothers, Roger Woods and wife Callie, and Jessie Woods and wife Brenda all of Bradshaw, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews.

"Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, July 26, 2015, at 12 noon with Reverend Roger Pete Woods, Reverend Jessie Woods, Reverend Charley Kennedy, Reverend Donald Allen and Reverend Kenneth Davis officiating at the Jesus Church of Bartley in Bartley, WV. Burial will follow in the Woods Family Cemetery on Rockridge...."
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 28 Jul 2015.
" Buddie Woods
Birth 27 Dec 1948
Bradshaw, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 22 Jul 2015 (aged 66)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Woods Cemetery
Bradshaw, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "


Cornelius Davis

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #38492; Ancestry.com Website.
Cornelius Davis; age 29; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; no previous marriage; coal miner; living
at Grundy, VA; son of J.H. and Lydia (Horn) Davis; married on 8 Dec 1947 in Grundy, VA; Nell
Campbell; maiden name Campbell; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; one previous
marriage; housework; living in Grundy, VA; daughter of Irvin and Rhodie (Mullins) Payne.


Nell Payne

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 30 Apr 1930, Page 219B;
Family #299/300.
Listed as Nellie Payne; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Irvin Payne.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; E.D. 24-58; taken on 8 Aug 1940;
Page 1142A; Image 45 of 60; Household #328.
Listed as Nell Payne; age 14; born in WV; 6th grade education; attending school; lived on same
farm on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Irvng Payne.
3. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #4653; Ancestry.com Website.
John Henry Davis; age 44; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; one previous marriage; farmer;
living at Paynesville, WV; son of Arlin and Martha (Lester) Davis; married on 26 Mar 1941 at Grundy,
VA; Alta Horn; age 48; born in Buchanan Co, VA; divorced; one previous marriage; living at Pilgram's
Knob, VA; daughter of Henry and Pricey (Lester) Horn.
4. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #38492; Ancestry.com Website.
Cornelius Davis; age 29; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; no previous marriage; coal miner; living
at Grundy, VA; son of J.H. and Lydia (Horn) Davis; married on 8 Dec 1947 in Grundy, VA; Nell
Campbell; maiden name Campbell; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; one previous
marriage; housework; living in Grundy, VA; daughter of Irvin and Rhodie (Mullins) Payne.
5. "The Welch News"; Wednesday Evening; 26 Aug 2020; Newspaper Obit.
"Nell Payne Davis Byrd, 95 years of age of Jolo, WV, passed away Monday, August 24, 2020 at the Buchanan General Hospital following an extended illness. Born in McDowell County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Rhoda Mullins Payne. She was a longtime resident of McDowell County and was of the Christian faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and was a wonderful homemaker.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Cornelius Davis, her second husband, Earlie Byrd; 1-Son: Robert Chris Davis; Daughter-in-Law: Martha Davis; Sisters: Barbara Valdez, Tennessee Payne, Clemma Hughes, Laura Vance, Bertha Elliot, Evy Kennedy and Mary Payne; Brothers: Albert James “A.J.” Payne, John Payne, Bill Payne and Junior Payne.

"Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Patricia Davis (James) Vance of Paynesville, WV, Carol Davis Mullins of Paynesville, WV, Larry Davis of Paynesville, WV; Daughter-in-Law: Debbie Davis of Grundy, VA; 1-Sister: Viola Hendrick of Elkton, MD.

"Also, survived by 11-Grandchildren, 25-Great-Grandchildren and 20-Great-Great-Grandchildren, as well as, several nieces and nephews.

"Funeral Services for NELL PAYNE DAVIS BYRD will be conducted Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Noon at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Freddie Vance officiating with burial to follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, VA.

"Friends may call at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel Friday evening at 6:00 P.M. with services at 7:00 P.M.

"Active Pallbearers will be family and friends.

"We will be taking proactive measures to help prevent the spread of any potential illness. In an effort to minimize direct contact, we ask that you consider avoiding shaking hands or physical contact with the members of the family or other guests. Direct Eye Contact, Loving Words, and a Warm Smile can be as meaningful to the families as a traditional handshake or hug, especially during these difficult times.

"Face masks or coverings are strongly encouraged.

"Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, VA is honored to serve the family of NELL PAYNE DAVIS BYRD."


Robert Chris "Bobby" Davis

1. Fanning Funeral Home, Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Robert Chriss (Bobby) Davis, 62, of Grundy VA, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington, KY, following an acute illness.

"Bobby was born December 30, 1952, in Paynesville, WV, a son of Nell Payne Davis Byrd and the late Cornelius Davis. He spent much of his youth being young and full of life. He followed in his father's footsteps and joined the army, but decided to not make a career out of it. Later he took up his passion of construction; then later retired as a coal miner. Bobby was the one person to always put a smile on your face and was never one to back down from a dare. He will be sadly missed by all. Although he is not here, everyone's life he touched, will always have a good memory to take with them and hold dear forever.

"In addition to his father, Cornelious Davis, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Early Byrd, his father and mother-in-law, Lewis and Rosie Vance; a nephew, Roger Howell, and his best friend, Danny Blevins.

"He is survived by his wife Debra L. Vance Davis of the home; one daughter, Crystal R. (Davis) House and husband Devin V. of Sneads Ferry, NC; one son Robert C. Davis of Jacksonville, NC; five grandchildren, Jaynah E. Davis, Dalton L. House, Haven A. Davis, Xavier G. Davis, and Rosie M. House; his mother, Nell Byrd, of Jolo WV; one brother, Larry Davis and wife Martha of Paynesville, WV; two sisters, Carol S. Mullins, and Patricia Vance and husband James all of Paynesville WV; nieces and nephews, Teresa and Ronald McClanahan, Kimberly and Larry Profitt, Pam Howell, Sherri Blevins Colble and husband Randy, Bradley and Stephanie Blevins, Kathy and Dole Blankenship, Verlunda and Boo Honaker, Telisha and Timothy Hagerman, James and Dayna Vance, and Jimmy and Connie Bowles; a host of great nieces and nephews; additionally a host of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and other family members from his wife's family; and a honorary brother and sister Kenneth and Jackie Blevins of Jolo WV.

"Funeral services will be conducted, Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 1 o'clock with Elder Jack Cantrell officiating at the Bee Branch Primitive Baptist Church in Paynesville, WV. Burial will follow in the Easterling/Vance Cemetery on Brushy Ridge in Paynesville, WV, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post # 175 and VFW Post # 1144...."


Lewis Edward Vance

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #15328; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Lewis Edward Vance; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; no previous marriage; living
at paynesville, WV; son of James W. and Rosa Bell (Cantrell) Vance; married on 31 Jul 1937 at
Grundy, VA; Rosa Ellen Baker; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; no previous marriage; living
at Paynesville, WV; daughter of James H. and Virgie Mae (Davis) Baker.


Rosie Ellen Baker

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #15328; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Lewis Edward Vance; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; no previous marriage; living
at paynesville, WV; son of James W. and Rosa Bell (Cantrell) Vance; married on 31 Jul 1937 at
Grundy, VA; Rosa Ellen Baker; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; no previous marriage; living
at Paynesville, WV; daughter of James H. and Virgie Mae (Davis) Baker.


Connie Gabriel

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 160; WV Archives Web Site.
Conie Gabriel; born 26 Jan 1909 in ME; living at Bartley, WV; son of Andrew and Mary; married on 28 May 1938
at Jolo, WV; Barbery Payne; born 5 Apr 1915 in McDowell Co, WV; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Irvin and
Rhodie Payne.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #12238; WV Archives Web Site.
Connie Gabriel; age 33; born in 1905 (sic 26 Jan 1909) in Bangor, ME; married; husband of Barbara Gabriel;
living at Bartley, WV; machine man in mine; son of unknown parents; died 6 Sep 1938 at Bartley, WV; due to
crushing injuries to chest, pelvis and right leg (location or cause not given); buried 8 Sep 1938 at Paynesville,
WV; informant, Barbara Gabriel, Bartley, WV.


Barbara Payne

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 9 Feb 1920, Page 229B;
Family #276/278.
Listed as Barbra Payne; age 4; born in WV in household of father, Irvin Payne.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 160; WV Archives Web Site.
Conie Gabriel; born 26 Jan 1909 in ME; living at Bartley, WV; son of Andrew and Mary; married on 28 May 1938
at Jolo, WV; Barbery Payne; born 5 Apr 1915 in McDowell Co, WV; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Irvin and
Rhodie Payne.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 160; WV Archives Web Site.
Conie Gabriel; born 26 Jan 1909 in ME; living at Bartley, WV; son of Andrew and Mary; married on 28 May 1938
at Jolo, WV; Barbery Payne; born 5 Apr 1915 in McDowell Co, WV; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Irvin and
Rhodie Payne.
4. "The Marion Star"; Marion, OH; 7 Aug 2004; Newspaper Obit.
"MARION -- Barbara Valdez, 89, 374 E. Farming St., died at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at Marion General Hospital.
"Born April 5, 1915, in Paynesville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Rhonda (Mullins) Payne.
"On April 2, 1965, she married Francisco Valdez; he died March 19, 2003, in Marion.
She was owner of Valdez Maintenance Co., property manager with several hotels in Detroit, Mich., for General Motors Corp. She was a member of Marion Enterprise Baptist Church. She served as midwife to physicians in several states. Barbara was well known as being the matriarch of all the remaining descendants of Irvin and Rhonda (Mullins) Payne.
"Our family chain has broken once more and nothing will be the same, but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.
"She is survived by a son, William Coy (Phyllis) Puckett of Parisburg, Va.; four daughters, Wanda J. Scott, North Judson, Ind., Sonja A. (Larry) Stone of Staunton, Va., Kimberley (Karl) Blankenship of Marion, Brenda L. Reece of Plymouth, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Danita Valdez of Marion; two sisters, Viola Headrick of Elkton, Md., Nell Byrd of Jolo, W.Va. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Bobbie Jean Reece, Connie Nell Gabriel; a stepdaughter, Dagmar Sparaga; six sisters, Little Mary Payne, Clemma Hughes, Tennessee Roberts, Laura Muncy, Bertha Elliott, Eva Kennedy; four brothers, John Keller Payne, Irvin Payne Jr., William (Bill) Riley Payne and Albert J. Payne.
"The funeral is 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at Marion Enterprise Baptist Church with the Revs. Fred Buckner, Bill Mitchell and Paul McKenzie officiating. Burial is in Grand Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call 4 p.m. today to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements are by Boyd Funeral Home..."


Sterling Avis Reece

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 164; WV Archives Web Site.
Sterling Avis Reece; age 24; born in VA; divorced; living at Bradshaw, WV; married on 19 Aug 1943 at
Jolo, WV; Barbara Gabriel; age 27; born and living at Bradshaw, WV; widow.


Barbara Payne

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 9 Feb 1920, Page 229B;
Family #276/278.
Listed as Barbra Payne; age 4; born in WV in household of father, Irvin Payne.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 160; WV Archives Web Site.
Conie Gabriel; born 26 Jan 1909 in ME; living at Bartley, WV; son of Andrew and Mary; married on 28 May 1938
at Jolo, WV; Barbery Payne; born 5 Apr 1915 in McDowell Co, WV; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Irvin and
Rhodie Payne.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 160; WV Archives Web Site.
Conie Gabriel; born 26 Jan 1909 in ME; living at Bartley, WV; son of Andrew and Mary; married on 28 May 1938
at Jolo, WV; Barbery Payne; born 5 Apr 1915 in McDowell Co, WV; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Irvin and
Rhodie Payne.
4. "The Marion Star"; Marion, OH; 7 Aug 2004; Newspaper Obit.
"MARION -- Barbara Valdez, 89, 374 E. Farming St., died at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at Marion General Hospital.
"Born April 5, 1915, in Paynesville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Rhonda (Mullins) Payne.
"On April 2, 1965, she married Francisco Valdez; he died March 19, 2003, in Marion.
She was owner of Valdez Maintenance Co., property manager with several hotels in Detroit, Mich., for General Motors Corp. She was a member of Marion Enterprise Baptist Church. She served as midwife to physicians in several states. Barbara was well known as being the matriarch of all the remaining descendants of Irvin and Rhonda (Mullins) Payne.
"Our family chain has broken once more and nothing will be the same, but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.
"She is survived by a son, William Coy (Phyllis) Puckett of Parisburg, Va.; four daughters, Wanda J. Scott, North Judson, Ind., Sonja A. (Larry) Stone of Staunton, Va., Kimberley (Karl) Blankenship of Marion, Brenda L. Reece of Plymouth, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Danita Valdez of Marion; two sisters, Viola Headrick of Elkton, Md., Nell Byrd of Jolo, W.Va. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Bobbie Jean Reece, Connie Nell Gabriel; a stepdaughter, Dagmar Sparaga; six sisters, Little Mary Payne, Clemma Hughes, Tennessee Roberts, Laura Muncy, Bertha Elliott, Eva Kennedy; four brothers, John Keller Payne, Irvin Payne Jr., William (Bill) Riley Payne and Albert J. Payne.
"The funeral is 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at Marion Enterprise Baptist Church with the Revs. Fred Buckner, Bill Mitchell and Paul McKenzie officiating. Burial is in Grand Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call 4 p.m. today to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements are by Boyd Funeral Home..."