McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familes and Individuals

Notes


Irene Riffe

1. Fanning Funeral Home, Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
“Granny” Irene Riffe Cline, 86, of Lower Muzzle Creek near Hanover, WV, took the top road home, after a long battle with breast cancer, Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

“Granny” Irene was born September 15, 1925 a daughter of the late Virgil and Mary Roberts Riffe. She was a lifelong resident of Lower Muzzle Creek and a faithful and dedicated member of the Ikes Fork Freewill Baptist Church. She was a retired teacher’s aide for the Wyoming County Board of Education. After retirement she enjoyed spending time with her family, her church ladies’ aide group, and the McDowell County Council On Aging in Iaeger, where she made many special friends.

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one infant sister, Loraine, and two infant, twin brothers, Clyde and Kyle.

"Survivors include seven children, Darrell (Diane) Riffe of Cottageville, WV, Ona (Shirley) Cline of Ikes Fork, Joyce (Junior) Bailey of Frankfort, OH, Carl (Melissa) Cline of Ikes Fork, James (Vickie) Cline of Ikes Fork, WV, Eddie (Alice) Cline of Gloucester, VA, Ray (Cathy) Cline of Lyburn, WV; one sister, Betty Lester of Winston Salem, NC; one brother, Elmer “Faye” Riffe of Gloucester, VA; fifteen grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; three nephews, two nieces, and a host of extended family members and friends.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 18, 2011 at 1 o’clock with Brother Homer Blankenship, Brother Jackie Jesse, and Brother Doug Blankenship officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger. Burial will follow in the Riffe Cemetery on Lower Muzzle Creek near Hanover..."


Joan Carol Davis

1. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joan C Aliff
[Joan C Davis]
Birth Date: 15 Jul 1950
Phone Number: 335-2733
Address: PO Box 1095, Oceana, WV, 24870-1095
[PO Box 1324, Oceana, WV, 24870-1324 (1991)]
[PO Box 3, Mc Cordsville, IN, 46055-0003 (1988)] "
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Joan Carol Davis Aliff, 69, of Oceana, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday September 18,
2019 at Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan, WV. She was born on July 15, 1950 a daughter of the late
Lacey and Katie Johnson Davis. Joan is a member of the Family Praise and Worship Center and a 1968
graduate of Oceana High School. She worked various jobs including Magic Mart, Exel, Dollar General,
Nishida, and Walmart / Sams Club return centers. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her
son Chad Davis; step-son Anthony Aliff; and a brother-in-law Dennie “Chico” Osborne. Survivors include
two sisters Shelia (Barry Young) Osborne of Oceana with whom she made her home and Nina (Timmy)
Brewster of Beckley; two brothers Danny (Susan) Davis of Grandview and Kenny (Rhonda) Davis of
Summerville, SC; two granddaughters Kennedy Lacey and her mother Madelyn and Raegan Michelle and her
mother Kristi; a step son Jason Aliff; three nieces Crystal Underwood, Lacey Collette and Cassidy Davis;
three nephews Danny M. Davis, Aaron Osborne and Matt Brewster; three great nieces Emily, Kinley and
Kylee Underwood; two great nephews Austin and Braden Underwood; her best friend since childhood
Charlotte Branham Sullivan whom she talked to numerous times daily on the phone; lifelong friends
Rosemary Stafford Elswick and Dwight Brown; her fur baby Chloe Paige; and a host of other loving family
and friends. Memorial service will be held at 3PM on Sunday September 29th at the Family Praise and
Worship Center, Oceana, WV with Pastor Timmy Brewster officiating. Friends may gather with the family
from 2PM until time of services on Sunday at the church. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV"


Morey Marcus

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; McDowell County Historical Society;
1995; "Seldon C. Alpert" article; submitted by Mrs. Seldon C. Alpert, 83 Summers Street, Welch, WV
24801.


Ruth Alpert

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; McDowell County Historical Society;
1995; "Seldon C. Alpert" article; submitted by Mrs. Seldon C. Alpert, 83 Summers Street, Welch, WV
24801.


Lonnie Hicks

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 9 May 1910, Page 205B, Family #321.
Listed as Lonnie Hicks, age less than 1 mon, born in WV, in household of father, Samuel Hicks.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 28/29 Jan 1920, Page 92A, Family #55.
Listed as Lonnie Hicks, age 9, born in WV, in household of grandfather, John H. Hicks, with parents.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 7 May 1930, Page 78B, Family #36.
Listed as Lona Hicks, age 20, born in WV, in household of father, Samuel Hicks.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 22; WV Archives Web Site.
Lonnie Hicks; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Six, WV; son of Sam and Ida;
married on 15 Jul 1935 in Welch, WV; Flossie Woody; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
living at Six, WV; daughter of Harrison and Anna.
5. Social Security Death Index, LDS Web Site.
Lonnie Hicks; born on 26 mar 1910; died on 25 Feb 1988; living at Delmar, Lexington Co, SC at
death.


Flossie May Woody

1. "Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, "Darcus Annie Woody" article, page 257.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 8 Jan 1920, Page 52A, Family #127.
Listed as Flossie May Woody, age 2, born in WV, in household of husband, Harrison Woody.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek, Coalwood/Six, taken on ? Apr 1930, Page 37B,
Family #220.
Listed as Flossie Woody, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, Harrison Woody.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 22; WV Archives Web Site.
Lonnie Hicks; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Six, WV; son of Sam and Ida;
married on 15 Jul 1935 in Welch, WV; Flossie Woody; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV; single;
living at Six, WV; daughter of Harrison and Anna.


Wilbur Wade Cook

1. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wilbur Wade Cook
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 32
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Cyclone, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 15 Feb 1908
Residence Place: Cyclone, Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Employer: Buffalo Chilton Coal Co
Weight: 150
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 10
Next of Kin: Pearl Cook
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Wilbur Wade Cook Self (Head)
Pearl Cook Wife"
2. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wade Cook
SSN: 232-34-7960
Last Residence:
24827 Cyclone, Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 15 Feb 1908
Died: 13 Feb 1992
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (Before 1951)"


James Washington Pratt

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baylesville District; Baileysville; E.D.55-1; taken on 19 Apr 1940;
Page 5B; Image 10 of 45; Household #62.
Listed as Jem Pratt; age 39; born in VA; married; 8th grade education; lived in McDowell Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.
2. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Washington Pratt
Race: White
Birth Date: 3 Jun 1901
Birth Place: Bondtown, Virginia, USA
Residence: Baileysville, Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
Occupation: Red Jacket Coal Co
Weight: 167
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6 1
Next of Kin: Beatrice Pratt
Household Members:
Name
James Washington Pratt"
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Pratt
SSN: 235-05-7399
Last Residence:
West Virginia
BORN: 3 Jun 1901
Died: Jan 1965
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"
4.


Beatrice Gilley

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 230A;
Image 5 of 37; Family #47/48.
Listed as Beatrice M. Gilley; age 14; born in WV in household of father, Robert H. Gilley.
2. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baylesville District; Baileysville; E.D.55-1; taken on 19 Apr 1940;
Page 5B; Image 10 of 45; Household #62.
Listed as Beatrice Pratt; age 34; born in WV; married; 1 yr HS education; lived in McDowell Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, James W. Pratt.


Nancy Pratt

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baylesville District; Baileysville; E.D.55-1; taken on 19 Apr 1940;
Page 5B; Image 10 of 45; Household #62.
Listed as Nancy Pratt; age 6; born in WV; no education; not attending school; lived in McDowell Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, James W. Pratt.


Fredrick Pratt

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baylesville District; Baileysville; E.D.55-1; taken on 19 Apr 1940;
Page 5B; Image 10 of 45; Household #62.
Listed as Fredrick Pratt; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, James W. Pratt.


Harrison C. Pratt

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1968); Browns Creek District; Page __; WV Archives Web Site.
Harrison C. Pratt; age 25; born 16 Mar 1943 in WV; single; construction worker; living at Baileysville, WV;
son of James W. and Beatrice (Gilley) Pratt; died 27 Apr 1968 in Welch Emergency Hospital, Welch, WV;
due to respiratory failure; massive intake of sedative pills; buried 1 May 1968 in Iaeger Memorial,
Roderfield, WV; informant, Beatrice Pratt, Baileysville, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 2 Jun 2012; grave marker photo added by B. Walls.
Harrison C. Pratt; born 16 May 1943; died 27 Apr 1968; buried here; grave marker photo shown;
"WEST VIRGINIA * SR US NAVY".