McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Wilfred Dexter Simon

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Newspaper Obit; 2 Dec 2020; On-Line Version.
"Wilfred D. “Dexter” Simon, age 70, who resided at 109 Suthers Street in Bluefield, VA and departed this life on Thursday, November 26, 2020 in Princeton Community Hospital was born December 2, 1949 in Welch, WV. He was the only son of Alice L. Kelly Thomas of Bluefield, WV and the late Ben Simon. He grew up in Wilcoe, WV and was a 1968 graduate of Gary High School. Dexter had attended Bluefield State College and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. For a number of years, he was employed by N&W Railroad and later retired as a truck driver for a local company. He was a faithful, devoted member and an Usher at First A.M.E. Zion Church in Bluefield, WV and served wherever needed. He enjoyed sports and listening to music.

"In addition to his father Ben, Dexter was preceded in death, October 25, 2020 by his wife of 33 years, Christine A. Harris Simon. Dexter will be lovingly remembered by his devoted mother, Alice; his son, Dexter Simon and two grandsons, Dexter and Tylee all of Bluefield, WV; his special sister, Pat Simon Washington of Wilcoe and two additional sisters, Brenda Simon of New York and Juanicia Valentine of Temple Hills, MD; two special nieces, Benita H. Bennett, (who was born on his Birthday,) and Cicely Younger and a special great-nephew, Exzekiel Bennett all of Bluefield, WV; uncle, Earl (Carolyn) Simon of Lenoir, NC and three aunts: Lillian Garner of Baltimore, MD, Cora Marie Scales of Gary, WV and Marian Montgomery of New York; step-mom, Marvelene Simon of Bluefield, WV; two brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law and their families; several generations of cousins, other relatives; Church family and many friends.

"Dexter’s Celebration of Life Service will begin at 12:15 p.m., and a Revolving Visitation will be held at 12:00 noon, on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Grandview Memory Gardens’ Mausoleum Chapel, 38659 Gov. G.C. Peery Highway in Bluefield, VA, with his Pastor, the Reverend Justina Young officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Memory Gardens where military rites will be conducted. Family and friends will serve as both pallbearers and flower bearers.

"Services entrusted to Gregory-Page Funeral Home in Welch, WV, (to leave online condolences: gregory-pagefh.com.) Social distancing and the wearing of masks will be observed. "


Charlie Hicks

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #36629; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charley Hicks; age 20; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; no previous marriage; laborer; living at
Whitewood, VA; son of Harrison McKinley and Elfa (Graham) Hicks; married on 7 Dec 1957 in
Grundy, VA; Pearl Jean Lambert; age 22; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; no previous marriage;
housework; living at Whitewood, VA; daughter of Samuel and Minnie (Hatfield) Lambert.
2. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #2163; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charlie Hicks; age 20; born in Bradshaw, WV; divorced; one previous marriage; miner; living at Jolo,
WV; son of Harrison and Elfa (Graham) Hicks; married on 2 Jan 1960 in Lebanon; VA; Helen Jean
Mullins; age 17; born and living in Roderfield, WV; single; daughter of Drewel and Pearlie (Mullins)
Mullins.
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Charlie Hicks
Social Security Number: 235-62-8880
Birth Date: 12 Jan 1939
Issue Year: 1956
Issue State: West Virginia
Last Residence: 24850, Jolo, Mcdowell, West Virginia
Last Benefit: 24850, Jolo, Mcdowell, West Virginia
Death Date: 19 Mar 2008"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Shanda Hicks Brewer; 16 Jul 2013.
" Charlie Hicks
Birth 12 Jan 1938
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 19 Mar 2008 (aged 70)
Burial
Hicks Pruitt Family Cemetery
Jolo, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 113904035"


Helen Jean Mullins

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #2163; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charlie Hicks; age 20; born in Bradshaw, WV; divorced; one previous marriage; miner; living at Jolo,
WV; son of Harrison and Elfa (Graham) Hicks; married on 2 Jan 1960 in Lebanon; VA; Helen Jean
Mullins; age 17; born and living in Roderfield, WV; single; daughter of Drewel and Pearlie (Mullins)
Mullins.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Delcia Clifton Alderson; 3 Nov 2015.
" Helen Jean Mullins Hicks
Birth 13 Oct 1945
Roderfield, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 2 Nov 2015 (aged 70)
Jolo, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Hicks Pruitt Family Cemetery
Jolo, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 154579119 "

Additional Information Posted:
"Helen Jean Mullins Hicks--------------

"Helen Jean Mullins Hicks, 70 years of age of Jolo, WV, passed away Monday, November 2, 2015. Born October 13, 1945 in Roderfield, WV, she was the daughter of the late Drewey and Pearlie Mullins.

"Helen enjoyed traveling, loved to camp with her family and was of the Holiness faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.

"In addition to her parents, Drewey and Pearlie Mullins, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie E. Hicks, three infant daughters: Charlene, Angela and Melissa Hicks, three brothers and three sisters.

"Survivors include her son Eulas Hicks and wife Kaye of Jolo, WV: sisters Dorothy White and Lucy Hicks and husband Pete all of Bluefield, WV; brother Elmer Mullins and wife Gladys of Bluefield, WV; grandchildren Austin Hicks and Helenah Hicks; great-grandchildren Adam and Colton Justice; several nieces and nephews.

"Funeral servicefor Helen Jean Mullins Hicks will be conducted at the Community Church of the Living God, on Three Forks Road, Jolo, WV, Friday, November 6, 2015 at 12:00 noon with Reverend Tommy Jenks officiating. Burial will follow in the Hicks Family Cemetery on Snake Ridge Road, Jolo, WV.

"Active pallbearers will be her family and friends.

"The family will receive friends at the church, Thursday, November 5, 2015 after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

"Online condolences may be sent to www.shortridgeramey.com."


Freeman

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; "Ila Kate Blankenship
McGuinness"; Article; Page 201; submitted by Kate McGuinness, PO Box 480, Columbia, NC 27925.


Nadene Blankenship

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 326; WV Archives Web Site.
Marvin Taylor King; age 18; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single; married on 28 May 1942 at Iaeger,
WV; Nadine Blankenship; age 18; born at Panther, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; with consent of
Francis King, mother of Marvin Taylor King and Dorthy Blankenship; mother of Nadine Blankenship.
2."The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Ila Kate Blankenship
McGuinness"; Article; Page 201; submitted by Kate McGuinness, PO Box 480, Columbia, NC 27925.


Birley D. Dunn

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; E.D. 55-1; taken on 23 Apr 1940;
Page 8B; Image 19 of 48; Household #106.
Listed as Burley Dunn; age 18; born in WV; single; 7th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; laborer on N.Y.A. project; in household of father, David Dunn.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 239; WV Archives Web Site.
Burley D. Dunn; age 22; born in Lackie (sic, Leckie), WV; single; living at Clearfork, WV; son of Dave
and Anna Dunn; married on 28 Nov 1945 in Pineville, WV; Ruth Asbury; age 16; born in Yukon, WV;
single; living in Baileysville, WV; daughter of James and Millie Asbury.


Ruth Asbury

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; E.D. 24-38; taken on 25 Apr
1940; Page 765A; Image 9 of 10; Household #67.
Listed as Ruth Asbury; age 9; born in WV; 3rd grade education; lived in same place on 1
Apr 1935; in household of father, James E. Asbury.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 239; WV Archives Web Site.
Burley D. Dunn; age 22; born in Lackie (sic, Leckie), WV; single; living at Clearfork, WV; son of Dave
and Anna Dunn; married on 28 Nov 1945 in Pineville, WV; Ruth Asbury; age 16; born in Yukon, WV;
single; living in Baileysville, WV; daughter of James and Millie Asbury.


John Joseph Svetlecih

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Ream; E.D. 24-5; taken 19 Apr 1940; Page 91A;
Image 23 of 70; Household #167.
Listed as John Swvtlecih; age 19; born in WV; single; 2 yrs HS education; attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Joseph Sevtlecih.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 243; WV Archives Web Site.
John Joseph Svetlecih; age 40; born in Maybeury, WV; single; living at Box 392, Gary, WV; married
on 16 Jun 1961 in Bluefield, WV; Irene Rhudy Preston; age 33; born in McDowell, WV; divorced;
living at Gary. WV.