McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Watson Whittley "Watt" Miller

1. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #38225; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Watson Whittley Miller; age 21; born in Skygusta, WV; single; coal miner; living in Bishop, VA; son of
Jessie Garnie and Barbara (Casey) Miller; married on 4 Dec 1957 in North Tazewell, VA; Susie
Marie Mitchem; age 16; born in Jenkinjones, WV; single; living in Bishop, VA; daughter of Burbige
Eskell and Annie (Dean) Mitchem.
2. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Newspaper Obit; 30 Dec 2020; On-Line Version.
"Watson “Watt” Whitley Miller, 83, of Skygusty, WV, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at his home.

"Born on December 3, 1936 in Skygusty, WV, he was a son of the late Garnie and Barbara Casey Miller. He had been a lifelong resident of Skygusty and was a retired coal miner. He was a member of the UMWA.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Anna Perry; grandson, Matthew Miller; sisters, Verti Mae Miller and Joycie Bell Sargent; and brothers, Joe Miller and Tommy Miller.

"Survivors include his wife, Susie Marie Mitchum Miller of the home; sons, Roy Watson Miller of Skygusty and Ricky Casey of Tazewell, VA, ; daughters, Peggy Miller of Ramseur, NC, Jackie Walker of Dallas, TX, and Phyllis Blevins of Princeton; 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; and sisters, Marlene Farris, Myrtle Bailey, Vel Oliver, Irene Blevins, Margaret Brown, Patsy Sexton, Bonnie Howington and Valerie Dooley.

"Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ in Skygusty with Rev. James Perry and Rev. Paul Perry officiating. Burial will follow at the Miller Family Cemetery in Auger Hollow in Skygusty with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

"Friends may call on Wednesday from 12:00-2:00 PM at the church.

"Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com. Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Miller family."


Susie Marie Mitchem

1. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #38225; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Watson Whittley Miller; age 21; born in Skygusta, WV; single; coal miner; living in Bishop, VA; son of
Jessie Garnie and Barbara (Casey) Miller; married on 4 Dec 1957 in North Tazewell, VA; Susie
Marie Mitchem; age 16; born in Jenkinjones, WV; single; living in Bishop, VA; daughter of Burbige
Eskell and Annie (Dean) Mitchem.


Phillip Mason

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 408; WV Archives Web Site.
Phillip Mason; age 25; born in Floyd Co, VA; single; timberman; living at Powhatan, WV; son of Dick
and Nellie; married on 19 May 1915 at Northfork, WV; Bessie Garrett; age 17; born in Dickerson Co,
VA; single; daughter of Isaac and Victoria.


Bessie Garrett

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 408; WV Archives Web Site.
Phillip Mason; age 25; born in Floyd Co, VA; single; timberman; living at Powhatan, WV; son of Dick
and Nellie; married on 19 May 1915 at Northfork, WV; Bessie Garrett; age 17; born in Dickerson Co,
VA; single; daughter of Isaac and Victoria.


Cora Thomas

1. 1900 Census, Carter Co, KY; 7th District; taken 15 Jun 1900; Page 192A; Image 51 of 68;
Family #415/450.
Listed as CoraThomas; age 9; born in Mar 1891 in KY; in household of father, William M. Thomas.


David G. Bowyer

1. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: David G Bowyer
Birth Date: 16 Mar 1960
Address: 219 RR 3 Box
Residence Place: Ripley , West Virginia , USA
Zip Code: 25271"


Catherine Elizabeth Sarver

1. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2015, Delayed Birth Records, 1721-1911;
"Name: Catherine Elizabeth Sarver
Birth Date: 26 Dec 1959
Birth Place: Clifton Forge, Virginia, USA
Certificate Number: 1959082945"
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Steve Kirby; 30 May 2012.
"Catherine Elizabeth Sarver Bowyer
BIRTH 26 Dec 1959
DEATH 3 Jul 2009 (aged 49)
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
BURIAL
Green Hill Cemetery
Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
MEMORIAL ID 91023131 "

Additional Information Posted:
"RIPLEY — Catherine Elizabeth Sarver Bowyer, 49, of Ripley, passed away Friday, July 3, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston. She willingly conceded her courageous five-year struggle with ovarian cancer and is now at rest in heaven.

"Cathy was born on December 26, 1959, to H.L. (Junior) and Mabel Sarver of Union, W.Va. She was an active 4-Her and avid horsewoman in her youth; Cathy continued these passions throughout her life by continuing to raise horses and by becoming an active 4-H leader. Her dear Grandmother instilled in her a love of the ocean, and one of the joys of her life was the annual family vacation to the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach.

"Cathy graduated from Union High School in 1978 and West Virginia University in 1984 with a B.S. in Agriculture. She worked for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Regulatory and Environmental Affairs Division, for 22 years, ending her career as Assistant Director. Cathy was a member of a variety of professional organizations and enjoyed meeting with her colleagues from across the country.

"Cathy loved life and serving her community. In addition to being a 4-H leader for many years, she was active in the Jackson County 4-H Leaders Association and a 4-H All Star. She was a member of the Cabin Creek Health System Board of Directors as well as the Central Counties Area Health Education Center Advisory Board. Cathy was also faithful to her church, First Presbyterian of Ripley, where she served as an Elder for many years.

"In addition to her parents, Cathy is survived by her husband of 29 years, David, of Ripley; daughter, Susan, of Falls Church, Va.; sisters, Dr. Peggy (Marshall) Williams of Kirkersville, Ohio, and Joanne (Roger) Brooks of Blacksville, W.Va.; and several loving cousins, nieces, and nephews.

"The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Jeffery Fowler, his staff, and HospiceCare for all their care and devotion during Cathy's illness.

"At Cathy's request, the body will be cremated and a celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 11, at the First Presbyterian Church of Ripley. A time of visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by the service at 2 p.m. Her ashes will be interred on Saturday, July 18, at 1 p.m. at Green Hill Cemetery in Union, followed by a period of fellowship at the First Presbyterian Church of Union.

"In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Cathy's memory to the charity of your choice.

"Condolences may be left in the Guestbook at http://www.caringbridge.org/wv/cathybwv.

"Arrangements by Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley. Local arrangements by Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home, Union.

"(Obituary taken from "The Register Herald" website.)"


James Lester

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "Betty Willhite Church"; article; Page 119; submitted by Betty Willhite Church; Box
918, Iaeger, WV 24844.


Tammy Church

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "Betty Willhite Church"; article; Page 119; submitted by Betty Willhite Church; Box
918, Iaeger, WV 24844.


James Lester

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "Betty Willhite Church"; article; Page 119; submitted by Betty Willhite Church; Box
918, Iaeger, WV 24844.


Christopher Lester

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "Betty Willhite Church"; article; Page 119; submitted by Betty Willhite Church; Box
918, Iaeger, WV 24844.


Amber Lester

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "Betty Willhite Church"; article; Page 119; submitted by Betty Willhite Church; Box
918, Iaeger, WV 24844.


Matthew Lester

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "Betty Willhite Church"; article; Page 119; submitted by Betty Willhite Church; Box
918, Iaeger, WV 24844.