McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individules

Notes


Charles Hughes Walls

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Dry Fork Road; taken on 14 Apr 1930;
Page 257B; Image 34 of 51; Family #289/293.
Listed as Hugh Walls; age 13; born in WV; boarder; in household of George and Betty Crigger.
2. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Charles Hughes Walls
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Avondale, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1917
Residence: Avondale, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Occupation: Bradshaw Coal Company
Weight: 155
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5 11
Next of Kin: Lull Walls
Relationship to Draftee: Mother
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Charles Hughes Walls Self (Head)
Lull Walls Mother"
3. U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Charles H Walls
Birth Year: 1917
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: West Virginia
State of Residence: West Virginia

Enlistment Date: 22 Aug 1942
Enlistment State: West Virginia
Enlistment City: Huntington
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled miners, and mining-machine operators
Marital Status: Single, with dependents
Height: 69
Weight: 136"
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 96; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles H. Walls; age 29; both in Iaeger, WV; single; living at Avondale, WV; married on 1 Jul 1946
at Iaeger, WV; Mary Short; age 28; born in Lex, WV; single; living at Avondale, WV.
5. "World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945" McDowell Co, WV; Page 430; Ancestry.com web Site.
Charles H. Walls; born 14 Jun 1917; PFC US Army; entered service 22 Aug 1942; served at Camps
Crowder, MO; McCain, MS; Polk, LA; Reynolds, PA; Boston, MA; England; France; Belgium; Holland;
Luxembourg; Germany; Camp San Luis Obispo, CA; five Bronze Stars; Good Conduct Medal; Victory
Medal, America; EAME; attended Avondale school; Protestant; son of M/M C.G. Walls, Avondale, WV;
husband of Mr. Mary Short Walls, Avondale, WV.
6. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Hughes Walls
SSN: 233-24-3299
Last Residence:
24811 Avondale, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 14 Jun 1917
Died: Apr 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"
7. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Hughes Walls
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1917
Death Date: 29 Apr 1986
SSN: 233243299
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 5 Sep 1942
Release Date 1: 26 Oct 1945"
8. FindAgrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 11 Apr 2014.
Hughes C. Walls; born in 1917; died in 1986; buried here; triple headstone photo shown with wife,
Mary E. Walls and son, Thruman T. Walls; "DAD"; grave marker photo also shown; "PFC US ARMY"


Mary E. Short

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 96; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles H. Walls; age 29; both in Iaeger, WV; single; living at Avondale, WV; married on 1 Jul 1946
at Iaeger, WV; Mary Short; age 28; born in Lex, WV; single; living at Avondale, WV.
2. FindAgrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 12 Apr 2014.
Mary E. Walls; born in 1916; died in 2006; buried here; triple headstone photo shown with husband,
Charles H. Walls and son Thurman T. Walls; "MOM".


Thurman Tracy Walls

1. U.S., Vietnam War Military Casualties, 1956-1998; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Thurman Tracy Walls
Birth Date: 1 Dec 1947
Death Date: 22 Apr 1968
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Race: Caucasian (White)
Home City: Avondale
Home State: West Virginia
Religion: Other Religions (Hindu, Bhai, etc.)
Marital Status: Single (Spouse Not Listed) (Single)
SSN/Service #: 51713848
Citizen Status: U.S.
Death Date: 22 Apr 1968
Processed Date: Apr 1968
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Casualty Type: Hostile - Killed
Casualty Reason: Gunshot or Small Arms Fire
Casualty Air: Ground Casualty
Body Status: Body Recovered
Service Branch: Department of the Army
Component: Selective Service
Military Grade: Corporal
Pay Grade: Private First Class (U.S. Army) or Airman First Class (U.S. Air Force) or Lance Corporal (U.S. Marine Corps) or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: A,C,D,F,H,S,Or T; Second Column: A; Third And Fourth Columns: Blank (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard)
Province: Military Region 3 - Long An
Length of Service : 00
Service Occupation: Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY)
Data Source: Combat Area Casualties Current File"
2. FindAgrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 11 Apr 2014.
Corp. Thurman T. Walls; born 1 Dec 1947 in WV; died 22 Apr 1968 in Long An, Vietnam; buried here;
triple headstone photo shown with parents, Charles H. and Mary E. (Short) Walls; "SON"; grave marker
photo also shown; "WEST VIRGINIA * CPL * TRP D * 5 CAV * 9 INF DIV * VIETNAM * BSM (Bronze Star
Medal) * PH (Purple Heart)".
3. "The Vietnam Veterans Memorial"; Washington, DC.
"THURMAN TRACY WALLS

"CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service
9th Infantry Division

"Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Feb 10, 1968
Casualty was on Apr 22, 1968
In LONG AN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered

"Panel 51E - Line 34"

Tributes

manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother”. Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!

Dec 1, 2007


Garnet Jenkins
Grand Junction Co.
~In Remembrance of a Fallen Hero~

In Tribute to Cpl Thurman Tracy Walls, with So Much Gratitude for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of such a young hero, who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam 1967...
...NOW ARISES FROM HALLOWED GROUND A DELICATE CLOUD OF BUGLE NOTES THAT SOFTLY SAY, GO TO SLEEP....COMRADES TRUE, BORN ANEW, PEACE TO YOU. YOUR SOULS SHALL BE WHERE THE HEROES ARE AND YOUR MEMORIES SHINE LIKE THE MORNING STAR....SLUMBER WELL, WHERE THE SHELLS SCREAMED AND FELL....THE DANGER HAS PASSED, AND NOW AT LAST, GO TO SLEEP.... By ~ Sgt Joyce Kilmer, 165th US Infantry (formerly 69th NYNG) KIA Ourcq, France~July 30, 1918
~TO THE EVERLASTING GLORY OF THE INFANTRY~
Dec 1, 2007


~Another Grateful American~
~Thank you for your Bravery!~
~Cpl Walls, I never had the honor of knowing you, but thank you for your courage and serving your country! You are not forgotten! G-D Bless you!
Aug 28, 2007


ANONYMOUS AND GRATEFUL
SO YOUNG! SO BRAVE! HOW CAN IT BE THAT SOMEONE SO YOUNG CAN GIVE THEIR LIFE FOR FREEDOM AND SO FEW ACKNOWLEDGE HIS SACRIFICE. SOME OF US CARE. THANK YOU SEEMS SO INADEQUATE BUT IT'S ALL I HAVE.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006


In Honored Rememberance
To a Fallen Hero
Honoring your memory on this date for the Ultimate Sacrifice you made on April 22nd 1968. Thurman, your dedication, courage and service to our nation will always be remembered.
Friday, March 25, 2005


Dexter Reynolds
Fellow Graduate/Friend
Panther, WV24872 USA
A Friend Never Forgotten
Thurman was a great friend who will never be forgotten. He gave his life for his country. He fought for what he believed in and will be remembered forever by all who knew him.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005


Mark Brewer
surfhigh@earthlink.net
*** GRATEFUL AMERICAN ***
Huntington Beach, California USA
LEST WE FORGET
http://www.3-5cav-blackknights.org/casualties.htm

On this date, 38 years ago, Cpl. Thurman Tracy Walls died serving his country in Vietnam. Thurman was a member of D Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry. The 3/5 Cav were known as the Black Knights and his Troop was known as Lighthorse. They were an Air Cavalry unit, meaning they fought and conducted operations primarily from helicopters. They are a proud unit with a proud history. Thurman's tour of duty was only a little over 2 months. For more info about D Troop, 3/5 Cav, there are a few websites. Here they are:
http://www.lighthorseaircav.com/a-lighthorse-home.html
http://www.geocities.com/pentagon/7063/
http://members.aol.com/d3rd5thdoughboys
http://www.gruntonline.com/TheWar/dtroop3_5.htm
For info about the 3/5 Cav go to www.3-5cav-blackknights.org. My cousin, too, was a member of the 3/5 Cav, C Troop. He was KIA New Year's Eve, December 31, 1967, about 4 months before Thurman. He had only been in country 20 days. This info is provided FYI, for those who didn't know - LEST WE FORGET. It is also provided to keep Thurman's memory alive for those who didn't know him LEST WE FORGET. Thurman knew war, now may he know peace eternally. I am sincerely, forever grateful for his service.
Saturday, April 22, 2006


Jesse Lee Walker Sr

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1962); Page 347; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse Lee Walker; age 21; born at Baileysville, WV; single; living at Oceana, WV; son of
Leander and Katherine Walker; married on 14 May 1962 at Simon, WV; Patricia Ann Harper;
age 18; born in Earling, WV; single; living at Simon, WV; daughter of Buster and Nora Harper.


Patricia Ann Harper

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1962); Page 347; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse Lee Walker; age 21; born at Baileysville, WV; single; living at Oceana, WV; son of
Leander and Katherine Walker; married on 14 May 1962 at Simon, WV; Patricia Ann Harper;
age 18; born in Earling, WV; single; living at Simon, WV; daughter of Buster and Nora Harper.


Jesse Lee Walker Jr

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Jesse Lee Walker, Jr., 49, of Oceana, WV passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at his home. He was born
on September 10, 1967 in Mullens, WV a son of the late Jesse and Patricia Harper Walker, Sr. In addition
to his parents he is preceded in death by an infant sister Glora Ann Walker; a nephew Charles Anthony
Lusk, Jr.; a niece Cassandra Walls; and brother-in-law Charles Anthony Lusk, Sr. Survivors include five
sisters Dora Lusk of Hanover, Lenora Ellis of Oceana, Melissa Terry of Asheboro, NC, Georgette Baxter of
Brenton and Misty (David) Godfrey and husband of Baileysville; a brother Kenneth Walker of Brenton;
three nieces Crystal Thomas of Mullens, Amanda White of Brenton and Leslie Walker of Oceana; seven
nephews Chadrick Walker of Mullens, Andrew Lusk of Herndon, Jeremy Ellis of Pineville, Jessie Richmond
of Asheboro, NC, Joshua Richmond of Asheboro, NC, Jeremiah Walker of Princeton and Justin Blackburn
of Huntington; five great nieces; twelve great nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Noon on Friday, May 5, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Barry Brooks officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens,
Matheny, WV. ..."


Kenneth Eugene Walker

1. Stafford Family Funeral Hone; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Kenneth Eugene Walker, 47, of Prince, formerly of Brenton, WV passed away on Saturday June 16, 2018 at
Beckley ARH. He was born on May 5, 1971 a son of the late Jesse Lee and Patricia Ann Harper Walker. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Jesse Lee Walker, Jr.; and infant sister Glora
Ann Walker; a nephew Charles Anthony Lusk, Jr.; a niece Cassandra Walls; and a brother-in-law Charles
Anthony Lusk. Survivors include a son Justin Blackburn of Huntington; five sisters Dora Lusk of Hanover,
Lenora Ellis of Oceana, Melissa Terry of Asheboro, NC, Georgette Baxter of Brenton and Misty (David)
Godfrey of Baileysville; two nieces Crystal Thomas of Mullens, and Amanda White of Brenton; five
nephews Chadrick Walker of Mullens, Andrew Lusk of Herndon, Jeremy Ellis of Pineville, Jessie Richmond
of Asheboro, NC and Jeremiah Walker of Princeton; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 7PM on Saturday June 23rd in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV with Rev. Barry Brooks officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 5PM until time of services
on Saturday June 23rd at the funeral home. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated following the
services. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Larry Earl Murphy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 414; WV Archives Web Site.
Larry Earl Murphy; age 20; born 1 Feb 1945 at Welch, WV; single; living at Rt #2, Box 225,
Welch, WV; son of Earl and Junita (Miller) Murphy; married on 26 Aug 1965 at Welch, WV;
Mildred Rose; age 21; born 10 Jul 1944 at Alpoca, WV; single; living at Kimball, WV; daughter
of Jess and Ellie (Dove) Rose.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 295; WV Archives Web Site via
LDS Web Site.
Larry Earl Murphy; age 23; born 1 Feb 1945 in Welch, WV; divorced; living at Box 443, Welch,
WV; son of Earl and Margaret Juanita (Miller) Murphy; married on 1 Feb 1969 at Welch, WV;
Katie Jane Bailey Forrest; age 23; born 2 Mar 1945 in Welch, WV; divorced; living at 226 McDowell
St, Welch, WV; daughter of Clarence Landale and Mary C. (Bradner) Bailey.


Mildred Rose

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 414; WV Archives Web Site.
Larry Earl Murphy; age 20; born 1 Feb 1945 at Welch, WV; single; living at Rt #2, Box 225,
Welch, WV; son of Earl and Junita (Miller) Murphy; married on 26 Aug 1965 at Welch, WV;
Mildred Rose; age 21; born 10 Jul 1944 at Alpoca, WV; single; living at Kimball, WV; daughter
of Jess and Ellie (Dove) Rose.


John Beckner Jr

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1947); Page 74; Line #16; WV Archives Web Site.
John Beckner, Jr; age 24; born in Beckley, WV; single; living in Bluefield, WV; married on 9 Feb 1947
at Bramwell, WV; Eleanor Williams; age 19; born and living in Bluefield, WV; single.


Eleanor Williams

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1947); Page 74; Line #16; WV Archives Web Site.
John Beckner, Jr; age 24; born in Beckley, WV; single; living in Bluefield, WV; married on 9 Feb 1947
at Bramwell, WV; Eleanor Williams; age 19; born and living in Bluefield, WV; single.
2. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Eleanor Churchill Beckner, 88, of Premier passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at her home with her family by her side.
"Born December 26, 1927 in Bluefield she was the daughter of the late William Henry Williams and Janet Crosby Burke Williams. She worked at the McDowell County Public Library for over 30 years. She was an avid reader, and was a member of the library book club. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Welch.
'"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John Beckner, Jr.
"Those left to cherish her memory are her three daughters, Carol Leigh Perry and husband David, Ellen Morgan, and Leslie McComas and fiancée Jack Rutherford all of Premier; five grandchildren, Shaun Morgan and wife Tiffany and Chris Morgan and wife Samantha all of Princeton, Amanda Workman and husband David of Kimball, and Sarah Andrigo and husband Josh and Bethany McComas all of Welch; 9 great grandchildren; and her 4 fur babies. She will be sadly missed by all her knew and loved her.
"Eleanor’s wish was to be cremated, and the family has honored her wish.
"A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Thursday, January 14, at 7 p.m. in Trinity Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church, Welch with the Rev. Dan Pruitt officiating...."


Leslie G. Roberts

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Linda Roberts
Also Known As Leslie G Roberts
Residence Date 16 Jan 2008-20 Aug 2008
Residence Place Sandborn, Indiana, United States
Birth Date 18 May 1951
Phone Number 694-8659
Phone Number Recorded Date 20 Aug 2008
Address 114 S Anderson St
Address Continued Sandborn, Indiana 47578
Address Date 16 Jan 2008-20 Aug 2008
2nd Address 33 PO Box
2nd Address Continued Sandborn, Indiana 47578
2nd Address Date 01 Jun 1998
3rd Address 105 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Avondale, West Virginia 24811
3rd Address Date 01 Jul 1988
Possible Relatives Eloise Roberts..."


Elouise M.

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Elouise M Roberts
Residence Date 01 Feb 1998
Residence Place Sandborn, Indiana, United States
Birth Date 15 Jun 1948
Address 202 PO Box
Address Continued Sandborn, Indiana 47578
Address Date 01 Feb 1998
2nd Address 129 PO Box
2nd Address Continued Sandborn, Indiana 47578
2nd Address Date 01 Jul 1993-01 Sep 1997
3rd Address 12 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Sandborn, Indiana 47578
3rd Address Date 01 May 1993..."


Carl B. Wyatt

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marrieage Records; Vol #__(1958)'; Page 312; WV Archives Web Site.
Carl B. Wyatt; age 23; born and living in Brenton, WV; single; son of Martin and Carmel Wyatt; married on
16 May 1958 in Baileysville, WV; Virgie Steele; age 20; born in Bartley, WV; single; living in Brenton, WV;
daughter of Cecil and Corba Steele.


Virgie Jean Steele

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District;; E.D. 55-1; taken 1 May 1940; Page 14B; Image
28 of 45; Household #207.
Listed as Virgie Steel; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Cecil A. Steele.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marrieage Records; Vol #__(1958)'; Page 312; WV Archives Web Site.
Carl B. Wyatt; age 23; born and living in Brenton, WV; single; son of Martin and Carmel Wyatt; married on
16 May 1958 in Baileysville, WV; Virgie Steele; age 20; born in Bartley, WV; single; living in Brenton, WV;
daughter of Cecil and Corba Steele.
3. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Virgie Jean Wyatt, 78, of Brenton, WV passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at her home. She was born on
November 12, 1937 in Bartley, WV a daughter of the late Cecil and Corba England Steele. Virgie is a member
of Brenton Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two brothers Luther Steele
and Everette Steele; and two sisters Lola Lester and Shirley Roberts. Survivors include her loving husband of
58 years Carl B. Wyatt; a son Stevie Carl (Paula) Wyatt of Rockwell, NC; two daughters Sandra Marlene West
and Karen Denise (Eugene) Johnston all of Brenton; two brothers Clarence (Brenda) Steele of Statesville,
NC, and Donald (Gladys) Steele of OH; a brother-in-law George Lester of Steels; four grandchildren Amanda
Fischer, Danielle Scarlett, Stephanie Wyatt and Alyssa Boring; six great grandchildren; Emma and Wyatt
Boring, Carleigh Suttles, Bentley and Brantley Fischer, and Ian Fischer due in June 2016; and a host of other
loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Lee Fisher and Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. She will
be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV..."