McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Loraine Bowles

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Perryville; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 164A;
Family #78/78.
Listed as Louanna Bowles; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Alexander L. Bowles.


Lena Mae Bowles

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Perryville; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 164A;
Family #78/78.
Listed as lena May Bowles; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Alexander L. Bowles.


Nancy Bowles

1. 1880 Census, Giles Co, VA; Pearisburg; Page 27B; Family #____; LDS Web Site.
Listed as Nancy Bowles; age 1; born in VA; in household of father, William Bowles.


Tolbert Ira Simpkins

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
Tolbert Simpkins; born 12 Apr 1922; living at Jolo, WV on 1 Jan 1998.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Mullins Cemetery on Cane Ridge, Avondale, McDowell Co, WV; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Tolbert Ira Simpkins; born 12 Apr 1922 in Logan Co, WV; son of Rev Henry John and Minnie Simpkins; died 2 Feb
1983 at Jolo, McDowell Co, WV; buried in Mullins Cemetery on Cane Ridge, Avondale, McDowell Co, WV.


Audrey Francis Blevins

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
Audrey Simpkins; living at Jolo, WV on 1 Jan 1998.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Puckett cemetery, Raysal, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Patty Greene; 12 Aug 2015.
Audrey Blevins Simpkins; born 16 Jul 1931; died 9 Aug 2015; buried here; personal photo shown.
3. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV: Posted Obit.
"Audrey Blevins Simpkins, 84, of Welch, WV, formerly of the Jolo area passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015, at Thomas Memorial Hospital in Charleston, WV.

"Audrey was born July 16, 1931, in Atwell, WV, a daughter of the late Robert and Elma Gross Blevins. She was a homemaker, an Emergency Medical Technician and was of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith. Audrey was the mother of seven children, Joetta, Irene, Delilah, Wade Allen, Andy Ray, Ira Roosevelt, and Michael Dean.

'In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Tolbert I. Simpkins, a son, Michael D. Simpkins, one sister, Delilah Payne, three brothers, Nathan Blevins, Sr., Oliver Blevins, and Hubert Blevins, and two grandsons, Tolbert A. Roberts, and Ruben J. Jones.

"Survivors include three daughters, Joetta Jones and husband Wilson of Avondale, WV, Cledith Jones and companion Robert Mills of Welch, WV, Delilah and Robert Jones of Cleveland, NC; three sons, Wade A. Simpkins of Boston, MA, Andy Ray Simpkins and wife Bonnie of Baltimore, MD, Ira R. Simpkins and wife Tonya of Falling Water ,WV; two sisters, Eunice Dikman and husband Oktay of Berryville, VA, Reba Mullins and husband Lonnie of Raysal, WV; two brothers, Ellis Blevins and wife Retha of Caretta, Irving Blevins and wife Linda of Atwell, WV, 21 grandchildren and 38 great- grandchildren; a special son, Bill Brewster of Raysal, WV, and numerous nieces and nephews.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 14, 2015, at 12 noon with Pastor Charles Rose officiating at the Family Worship Center in Jolo, WV. Burial will follow in the Puckett Cemetery at Paddle Fork near Raysal, WV...."


James Willard Payne

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage Records; Certificate #76-008276; Virginia Marriage records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com
Web Site.
James Willard Payne; age 30; born 18 Aug 1945 in WV; single; 8th grade education; living at Box 185, Raysal,
McDowell Co, WV; son of Izear and Mary (Hatfield) Payne; married on 1 Mar 1976 at Grundy, VA; Delilah Blevins;
age 38; born 22 Jul 1937 in WV; single; living at Box 185, Raysal, McDowell Co, WV; daughter of James Robert
and Elma (Gross) Blevins.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1937-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Willard Payne; born 18 Aug 1945 at Raysal, McDowell Co, WV; SS# 234-68-9076; died 17 Oct 2002;
card issued in WV in 1960.


Delilah Blevins

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage Records; Certificate #76-008276; Virginia Marriage records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com
Web Site.
James Willard Payne; age 30; born 18 Aug 1945 in WV; single; 8th grade education; living at Box 185, Raysal,
McDowell Co, WV; son of Izear and Mary (Hatfield) Payne; married on 1 Mar 1976 at Grundy, VA; Delilah Blevins;
age 38; born 22 Jul 1937 in WV; single; living at Box 185, Raysal, McDowell Co, WV; daughter of James Robert
and Elma (Gross) Blevins.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Mullins Family Cemetery, Raysal, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Anonymous;
2 Sep 2015.
Delilah Blevins Payne; born 22 Jul 1937; died 13 Jul 2014; buried here; personal photos shown; obit shown.
"Delilah Blevins Payne, 76, of Raysal WV, passed away early Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol TN following a long illness.
"Delilah was born July 22,1937,in Atwell,WV, a daughter of the Robert and Elma Gross Blevins. She was a homemaker,of the Pentecostal Faith, and loved children.
"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband,James Willard Payne, three brothers Oliver ,Nathan, and Hubert Blevins; and two Michael Dean Simpkins, and Eugene Allen Honaker .
Those left to cherish her memory include three sisters,Audrey Simpkins of Hagerstown,MD. Eunice Dikmen and husband Oktay of Berryville Va, and Reba Mullins and husband Lonnie of Raysal,WV, two brothers ,Ellis Blevins and wife Retha of Caretta,WV, and Irving Blevins and wife Linda of Atwell,WV, and a very special nephew Robert Brad Honaker of Romney WV,
"Funeral services will be conducted Thursday,July 17, 2014, at 12 noon, with pastor Charles Rose and Reverend Ulis Mullins officiating at the Family Worship Center in Jolo ,WV. Burial will follow in the Puckett Cemetery at Paddle Fork near Raysal,WV..."


Oktay A. Dikman

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Oktay A Dikman
Also Known As Oktay Dikmen
Residence Date 01 Jun 2006-15 Nov 2007
Residence Place Leesburg, Virginia, United States
Birth Date 01 Sep 1955..."

"...Address 812 Saddleback Pl NE
Address Continued Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Address Date 01 Jun 2006-15 Nov 2007
2nd Address 662 PO Box
2nd Address Continued Great Falls, Virginia 22066
2nd Address Date 31 Dec 1996-13 Nov 2000
3rd Address 9867 Georgetown Pike
3rd Address Continued Great Falls, Virginia 22066
3rd Address Date 01 Jul 1993-01 Jan 1994
Possible Relatives Bedyire Dikmen, Euncie Dikmen, Eunice B Dikmen, Eunice Dikman, Rita A Burton, Rita A Dikmen..."


Eunice Blevins

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Eunice Dikman
Also Known As Eunice B Dikmen
Residence Date 01 Apr 2008
Residence Place Berryville, Virginia, United States
Birth Date 01 Sep 1954..."

"...Address 44 Stone Hill Ln
Address Continued Berryville, Virginia 22611
Address Date 01 Apr 2008
2nd Address 905 Santmyer Dr SE
2nd Address Continued Leesburg, Virginia 20175
2nd Address Date 30 Dec 2000-15 Nov 2007
3rd Address 11769 Hollyview Dr
3rd Address Continued Great Falls, Virginia 22066
3rd Address Date 01 May 1993-01 Dec 2002
Possible Relatives Bedyire Dikmen, Euncie Dikmen, O Dikman, Oktay A Dikman, Rita A Burton, Rita A Dikmen..."


Lonnie R. Mullins

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Lonnie R Mullins
Residence Date 01 Jul 2005-29 Oct 2007
Residence Place Raysal, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 27 Mar 1938..."

"...Address HC 32 Box
Address Continued Raysal, West Virginia 24879
Address Date 01 Jul 2005-29 Oct 2007
2nd Address Huntington
2nd Address Continued Raysal, West Virginia 24879
2nd Address Date 01 Oct 1998
3rd Address 76 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Raysal, West Virginia 24879
3rd Address Date 01 Oct 1989-25 Mar 2008..."
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iager, WV; Posted Obit.
"Lonnie Mullins, 78, of Raysal, WV, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at his residence following a brief illness.
"Lonnie was born March 29, 1938 in Raysal, WV, a son of the late Tom and Laura Bell Rowe Mullins. He was a former corrections Officer at Keene Mountain Correctional Facility and a former coal miner at Olga Coal Company. Lonnie was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was an active member of both the Bradshaw American Legion Post 175 and the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1144 in Iaeger. He was also a member of the Old Country Church at Raysal and a lifelong resident of Raysal.
"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Mullins; two brothers, Jesse James Mullins and Andy Mullins; three sisters, Goldie Sexton, Nora Johnson, and Tommy "Dixie" Christian; and a step son Eugen Allen Honaker.
"Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Reba Blevins Mullins of the home; one son Donnie Mullins also of the home; one step son, Brad Honaker of Capon Bridge, WV; two brothers, Ulis Mullins and Steve Mullins both of Raysal; and two sisters, Elva Malone and Joyce Arrington both of White Pines, TN.
"Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11o'clock with Reverend Charles Rose officiating at the Family Worship Center in Jolo, WV. Burial will follow in the Mullins Cemetery at Paddle Fork near Raysal, WV, where military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion Post #175 and the VFW Post #1144...."


Ruby W. Blevins

1. US Public Records , 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Ruby W Mullins
Residence Date 01 Jul 2005-29 Oct 2007
Residence Place Raysal, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 22 Jan 1929 (Question date)
Phone Number..."
"...Phone Number Recorded Date 29 Oct 2007
Address HC 32 Box
Address Continued Raysal, West Virginia 24879
Address Date 01 Jul 2005-29 Oct 2007
2nd Address 76 PO Box
2nd Address Continued Raysal, West Virginia 24879
2nd Address Date 01 Mar 1993-01 Feb 2000..."
2, Social Security Death Index, LDS Web Site.
"Age 67
Given Name Ruby
Surname Mullins
Birth Date 22 Jan 1930
State South Carolina
Last Place of Residence West Virginia
Previous Residence Postal Code 24879
Event Date 15 Oct 1997"


Ellis Blevins

1. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #66 010578; Ancestry.com Website.
Ellis Blevins; age 21; born and living in Raysal, WV; single; printist pro_____/; son of James Robert
and Alma Edna (Gross) Blevins; married on 23 Apr 1966 in Clintwood, VA; Retha Joann Deskins;
age 21; born in Hatwell (sic, Hartwell), WV; single; living at Bartley, WV; housewife; daughter of
William Edward and Audrey Estle (Matney) Deskins.
2. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Ellis Blevins
Residence Date 20 Oct 2006-29 Oct 2007
Residence Place Caretta, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 10 Sep 1945..."

"...Address HC 32 Box
Address Continued Caretta, West Virginia 24892
Address Date 20 Oct 2006-29 Oct 2007
2nd Address 525 HC 32 Box
2nd Address Continued Caretta, West Virginia 24892
2nd Address Date 01 May 1999-01 Jan 2009
3rd Address 193 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Caretta, West Virginia 24821
3rd Address Date 01 Dec 1984-01 Jan 2004
Possible Relatives Retha J Blevins, Retha Blevins..."
3. Fanning Funeral Home; iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Ellis Blevins, 75, of Caretta WV, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Princeton Community Hospital, in Princeton WV.Born September 10, 1945, in McDowell County WV, he was the son of the late, Robert and Elma Grose Blevins. He was an employee of the Deskins Supermarket in Welch for several years.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Hubert, Oliver, and Nathan Blevins, sisters, Delilah Payne and Audrey Simpkins, mother in law, Audrey Deskins, father in law, William Deskins, brother-in-law, Eugene Deskins.

"Survivors include, his wife Retha Deskins Blevins of the home, one daughter, Lori Blevins Smith, and husband Andy of Severville, TN, grandson, Justin Smith and wife Ashley of TN, two greatgrandchildren, Gabriel Smith and Evelyn Smith, sisters, Eunice Dikmen of Berryville VA, Reba Mullins of Raysal WV, one loving brother, Ervin Blevins of Atwell WV, one brother-in-law, Oktey Dikmen of Berryville VA, one sister-in-law, Linda Blevins of Atwell WV wife’s family survivors, brother, Arnold Deskins and wife Linda Everett Deskins and Connie Deskins, Hobert Deskins, and wife Terry Deskins, Carl Deskins and Wife Hazel, Arlin Deskins and son Dylan Deskins, Freda Poore, and Tommy Poore, Barbara Hamilton and Kenny Hamilton, Wanda Price, Yvonne Hatfield, and husband Brian, Elizabeth and Stanley Dobbs, Doyle Dobbs, many Nieces and Nephews, and friends.

"Funeral services will be conducted, Wednesday, February, 24, 2021 at 12 Noon from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in War WV; with Pastor Charles Rose officiating; Burial will follow at Shortridge Cemetery on Garland Mtn. Friends may call Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 11 A.M. to 12 Noon at the Fanning Funeral Home chapel in War WV. Services will be held in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines; mask are to be worn by all attending and social distancing is to be practiced with no more than 75 people in attendance.

'Fanning Funeral Home in War WV, is assisting the family.

"Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com"


Retha Joann Deskins

1. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #66 010578; Ancestry.com Website.
Ellis Blevins; age 21; born and living in Raysal, WV; single; printist pro_____/; son of James Robert
and Alma Edna (Gross) Blevins; married on 23 Apr 1966 in Clintwood, VA; Retha Joann Deskins;
age 21; born in Hatwell (sic, Hartwell), WV; single; living at Bartley, WV; housewife; daughter of
William Edward and Audrey Estle (Matney) Deskins.


Irving Kevin Blevins

1. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.

2. US Public Records Index, 1950-1993; Vol #1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Irving Kevin Blevins; born 20 May 1948; living at General Delivery, Raysal, McDowell Co, WV in 1984.


Isaiah "Red" Payne

1. McDowell Co, WV Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 131; WV Archives Web Site.
Isealo Payne; age 22; born at Bradshaw; single; living at Jolo, WV; married on 24 jul 1941 at
Jolo, WV; May Hatfield; age 16; born at_____; single; living at Jolo, WV; with consent of Pearlie
Hatfield, mother of May Hatfield.
2. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Isiah Payne
Residence Date 01 Jun 2002
Residence Place Jolo, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 29 Sep 1918
Address 20U PO Box
Address Continued Jolo, West Virginia 24850
2nd Address 47 PO Box
2nd Address Continued Jolo, West Virginia 24850
2nd Address Date 01 Jan 1998..."
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; "Simeon L. Payne Cemetery, on Keen Ridge Road, Pay"; submitted by
Delcia Clifton Alderson; 20 Feb 2005.
Isiah "Red" Payne; born 29 Sep 1918 in McDowell Co, WV; died 14 Feb 2005 in Tazewell, Tazewell Co, VA; buried
here; no grave marker photo shown; personal photo shown.
"...ISIAH "RED" PAYNE 86 years of age of Bradshaw, WV formerly of Jolo Threeforks area passed away Monday, February 14, 2005 at Tazewell Community Hospital, Tazewell, VA following a lengthly illness. Born September 29, 1918 in McDowell County, WV he was the son of the late James (Jim) Blaine Payne and Nancy Katherine Dales Payne. He was a retired carpenter and the last surviving member of his immediate family.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ellen Hatfield Payne; one son: James Willard Payne; one daughter: Connie Faye McKinney; three sisters: Mary Bell Davis, Edna Keen and Ethel Bales; two brothers: Reverend John D. Payne and Edgar Payne; three infant granddaughters: Stephanie Dawn Payne, Carolin Baker and Mary Althie Baker.

"He is survived by two daughters: Irishann Cooper and husband Thurman of Richlands, VA, Anita Vance and husband Larry of the home; four sons: Herbert Payne and wife Alberta of Jolo, WV, Donald Payne and Judy McGuire of Cedar Bluff, VA, Roland Payne and wife Barbara Ann Shy of Milton, WV, Leon Payne and Lucille Stanton of Gatesville, TX; special daughter-in-law: Ginny Lilly of Conover, NC, granddaughter: Anna Faye Vance of the home; great-grandchildren: Andrew McClanahan, Amber McClanahan, Abigail McClanahan all of the home; special caregivers: Cicilla Kennedy of Bartley, WV, Pam Harvey of Hanover, WV and Rhonda Wilson of Logan, WV; longtime family friend: Jimmy Posey Short of Jolo, WV. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

"Funeral services for Isiah ?Red? Payne will be conducted Friday, February 18, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Community Church of God Threeforks near Jolo, WV with Reverends: Charlie Kennedy, Roger Woods and Hubert Sweeny officiating. Burial will follow int the Simeon L. Payne Cemetery on Keen RidgeRoad, Paynesville, WV. ..."


Mary Ellen "May" Hatfield

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; English; taken on 24 Apr 1930; Page 66B; Image
72 of 89; Family #32/34.
Listed as Mary Hatfield; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Willard H. Hatfield.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken on 6 May 1940;
Page1230B; Image 98 of 132; Household #269.
Listed as Mary Hatfield; age 14; born in WV; 5th grade education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Willard H. Hatfield.
3. McDowell Co, WV Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 131; WV Archives Web Site.
Isealo Payne; age 22; born at Bradshaw; single; living at Jolo, WV; married on 24 jul 1941 at
Jolo, WV; May Hatfield; age 16; born at_____; single; living at Jolo, WV; with consent of Pearlie
Hatfield, mother of May Hatfield.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Hatfield Cemetery, Jolo, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Mary Fry
Stevens;10 Jan 2013.
Mary Ellen Hatfield Payne; born 26 Dec 1924 at Bradshaw (sic?, Jolo?), McDowell Co, WV; died 17
Mar 986 in Grundy, Buchanan Co, VA; buried here; headstone photo shown; "NOT HERE IN BODY
BUT IN SPIRIT * GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN * BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD".