McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

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William Dowell Harman Sr

1. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Beverly Aker; 30 May 2008.
" William Dowell Harmon Sr.
Birth 6 Feb 1925
Death 14 May 2008 (aged 83)
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 27210685"

Additional Information Posted:
"LASHMEET — William Dowell Harmon, Sr., 83, of 335 Cottontail Street in Lashmeet, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at Princeton Community Hospital.
Born February 6, 1925 in Itmann, he was the son of the late Ernest W. and Ora Reid Harmon.
He was a retired coal miner with Itmann Coal Company and was an avid member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 9690. He was also a member of the Carr Memorial United Methodist Church, AARP, and a former member of the Old Guard.He loved life, hunting and fishing, and never missed a chance to be outdoors. He also enjoyed sitting around his son Duke's garage and talking with his customers. He was a faithful lifetime Democrat and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
In addition to his parents, his first wife, Eula Mary Rickman Harmon; his second wife, Gladys Clark Harmon; one son, James Michael Harmon; and one sister, Mae Harmon Rickman preceded him in death.
Survivors include three children, William Dowell "Duke" Harmon, Jr. and wife Deanna Mae of Kegley, Patricia Jenkins and husband Wayne of Lashmeet, and Chris Harmon and wife Trish of Princeton; a granddaughter he raised, Vickie Harmon Sells and husband David of Statesville, N.C.; seven additional grandchildren, Billy Harmon, Kenny Harmon and wife Rhonda, Pam Peyton and husband Brent, Missy Minnix and husband Mike, Christina Hollins and husband Earnie, Michael Jenkins, and Stephanie Morris and husband Bane; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Nancy Cale and Pastor Rick Setser officiating.
Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Harmon family"


Gladys Eve Myers

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Gladys Eve Myers [Gladys Eve Clark] [Gladys Harmon]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 7 May 1925
Birth Place: Elbert McDow, West Virginia
Death Date: 10 Jun 2007
Father:
Julius F Myers
Mother:
Helen Sims
SSN: 234325798
Notes: Sep 1941: Name listed as GLADYS EVE MYERS;
Dec 1949: Name listed as GLADYS EVE CLARK;
13 Nov 1995: Name listed as GLADYS CLARK HARMON;
21 Jun 2007: Name listed as GLADYS C HARMON"
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by wvguy; 23 Apr 2019.
" Gladys Eve Clark Harmon
Birth 7 May 1925
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 10 Jun 2007 (aged 82)
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 198579819"

Additional Information Posted:
"Gladys Eve Clark Harmon, 82, of Honey Lane, Princeton, departed this life on Sunday, June 10, 2007 at her residence with her loving and caring family by her side. Born May 7, 1925, in McDowell County, she was the daughter of the late Fred & Helen Virginia Sims Myers.
While living in McDowell County, Gladys graduated from Gary High School. After moving to the Princeton area, she was employed by Rockwell International and later retired from the Mercer County Board of Education by serving as a Cook for the Glenwood Schools. She was an active member of the Carr Memorial United Methodist Church, Glenwood Park, also, was a founding member of the Willing Workers Circle and a member of the United Methodist Women's group. Gladys loved the outdoors, especially camping & fishing, and was an avid collector of Dolls. But more importantly, she loved her Lord, her family and adorned her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 49 years, Sam Clark, a son, Jimmy Clark and all her brothers and sisters.
Those left to cherish her memories, Her husband Dowell Harmon of Lashmeet; Three Children and their spouses, Rita & Gary Mercer of Scott Depot Sharon & Lane Bailey of Fairfax Station, VA Ronald & Tammy Clark of Abingdon, VA; Seven grandchildren Andrew & Matthew Bailey Heath & Brittany Mercer Junior Clark Derek Smith Daffaney Tibbs Great Grandchildren Taylor, Payton & Sam; Step Children & their spouses William "Duke" & Deanna Harmon of Kegley Chris & Trish Harmon of Princeton Pat & Wayne Jenkins of Lashmeet; 8 Step Grandchildren, 16 Step Great Grandchildren.
On Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 11:00 A.M., we will celebrate the life of Gladys Clark Harmon, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Nancy Cale officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of the Wildwood Mausoleum, on the Courthouse Road in Princeton. Friends may visit with the family today from 6 until 8 PM at the funeral home. Family & Friends may share memories of love with online condolence via www.memorialfd.com Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Memorial gifts of love can be made to the Carr Memorial United Methodist Church, 1544 Glenwood Park Road, Princeton WV 24740."


Leona Lynn Adams

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Newspaper Obit; 28 Dec 2020; On-Line Edition.
"Leona Lynn Adams Keene, 61 years of age of Bartley, WV went to be with her Lord and Savior with her husband by her side, Friday, December 25, 2020 in the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. Born in Iaeger, WV October 23, 1959 she was the daughter of Janet Addair Adams of Bartley, WV and the late Arvel Adams.

"Lynn was a Christian who loved to go to Church, she attended Atwell Mountain United Church of God. She was the owner and operator of Keene’s Service Center in Bartley, WV. She enjoyed sewing, going to the beach and visiting Light Houses, but most of all spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend.

"In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by three sisters Lucille Owens, Addie Belle “Tiny” Walters, twin Imagene Adams and twin brother Eugene Adams and two grandchildren Abigail Elizabeth Payne, Lyndsie Grace Blankenship.

"She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years Michael Wayne Keene of Bartley, WV; two daughters Jessica Michaelle (Bradley) Blankenship of Raysal, WV, Heather Elizabeth (Wesley) Payne of Yukon, WV. Three sisters Karen Sue Hale of Oakwood, VA, Beatrice L Adams of Bartley, WV, Janet Diann (Randy) Tedford of Raven, VA; two brothers Dean Adams of War, WV and Keith (Sonia) Adams of Bartley, WV.

"She was also survived by five grandchildren Lillie Blankenship, Lexie Blankenship, Connor Payne, Aislyn Payne, Elsa Adams and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

"Funeral services for Leona Lynn Adams Keene will be conducted Tuesday December 29, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Hale, Jr and Rev. Chad Estep officiating. Burial will follow in the Deskins Cemetery on Atwell Mountain, Atwell, WV.

"Family and Friends will serve as active pallbearers.

"The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain after 6:00 p.m. where evening services will be held at 7:00 p.m.

"In observance of COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing practicing will be observed, and the wearing of masks is required for attendance.

"Memorial condolences may be viewed at www.shortridgeramey.com.

"The family of Leona Lynn Adams Keene have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA."


Sharon Bateman

1. Facebook Posting; 28 Aug 2021; by Sharon (Bateman) Buttaci.
"My parents are the late Vernon (Punk) Bateman and Virgie Penley Bateman of War and Yukon. My Late grandparents are Samuel Bateman and Ruby Meade Bateman of War and Robert and Ebbie Blankenship Penley of Yukon."


William Sam Collins Sr

1. "Pedigree Resource File", CD #12, LDS, submitted 19 Mar 2000 by Morris, 1201
Treeland Terrace, Chesapeake, VA 23322.
Amelia May Harman was born on 27 May 1900 in McDowell Co, WV; died 30 May
1930 in Beckly Co, WV (sic this is Beckley in Raleigh Co, WV); buried in
Harman Cemetery at Skygusty, WV; married 8 Jul 1920 to William Sam Collins, Sr.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1920); Paghe 129; WV Archives Website.
William S. Collins; age 26; born in Patrick Co, VA; single; electrician; living at Coalwood, WV; son of
E.J. and S. V.; married on 8 Jul 1920 in Davy, WV; Amelia Harmon; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of J.B. and Lula.
3. FindAgrave.com Website; submitted by Valerie Neal; 26 Aug 2018.
" William Sam Collins
Birth 8 Sep 1893
Death 3 Nov 1936 (aged 43)
Burial
Harman Cemetery
Skygusty, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 192601001"


Amelia May "Mellie" Harman

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, page 153A, Family 82.
Listed as Edna Harman, age 1 month, born in May 1900, in WV, in household of
father, John Harman.
2. "Pedigree Resource File", CD #12, LDS, submitted 19 Mar 2000 by Morris, 1201
Treeland Terrace, Chesapeake, VA 23322.
Amelia May Harman was born on 27 May 1900 in McDowell Co, WV; died 30 May
1930 in Beckly Co, WV (sic this is Beckley in Raleigh Co, WV); buried in
Harman Cemetery at Skygusty, WV; married 8 Jul 1920 to William Sam Collins, Sr.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1920); Paghe 129; WV Archives Website.
William S. Collins; age 26; born in Patrick Co, VA; single; electrician; living at Coalwood, WV; son of
E.J. and S. V.; married on 8 Jul 1920 in Davy, WV; Amelia Harmon; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of J.B. and Lula.
4. FindAgrave.com Website; submitted by Valerie Neal; 26 Aug 2018
" Amelia May “Mellie” Harman Collins
Birth 27 May 1900
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 31 May 1930 (aged 30)
Burial
Harman Cemetery
Skygusty, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 192601500"


William Sam Collins Jr

1. FindAgrave.com Website; submitted by Beverly Aker; 22 Jul 2013.
" William S. Collins Jr.
Birth 21 Sep 1921
Death 17 Dec 1944 (aged 23)
Burial
Harman Cemetery
Skygusty, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 114198473"

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James Edward Dunford

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken 27 Apr 1910; page 221A; Image 9 of 42;
Family #66/66.
Listed as James Dunford; age 41; born in WV; married once for 19 yrs; farmer; head of household.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1915); Page 41; Line #30; WV Archives Website.
James Dunford; age 45; born in Bandy, VA; married; laborer; died 10 Sep 1915; electrocuted by wire;


Susie Hester Christian

1. Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Susan Christian
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Age: 18
Birth Date: 1872
Birth Place: Tazewell County, VA
Marriage Date: 11 Oct 1890
Marriage Place: Tazewell, Virginia
Father:
Mathias
Mother:
Ellen
Spouse:
James Dunford
FHL Film Number: 34214
Reference ID: Page 92 Line135"
2. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken 27 Apr 1910; page 221A; Image 9 of
42; Family #66/66.
Listed as Susan H. Dunford; age 36; born in VA; married once for 19 yrs; 10 children, 9 living; in
household of husband, James E. Dunford.
3. Tazewell Co, VA; Death Certificate #25340; Ancestry.com Website.
Susan Dunford; age 84 yrs, 3 mons, 23 days; born 19 Jun 1872 in Tazewell Co, VA; widow;
husband; James Dunford; living at Amonate, VA; daughter of Mathias Dunford (sic, Christian) and
Ellen Beavers; died 12 Oct 1956 in the Clinch Valley Hospital, Richlands, VA; due to congestive heart
failure; with hupertensive cardiovascular disease; buried 14 Oct 1956 in the Harman Cemeteryl
Bandy, VA; informant, T.A. Johnson, Amonate, VA.


Nettie M. Dunford

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken 27 Apr 1910; page 221A; Image 9 of
42; Family #66/66.
Listed as Nettie M. Dunford; age 15; born in VA; married once for 4 mons; in household of father,
James E. Dunford.


Josie E. Dunford

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken 27 Apr 1910; page 221A; Image 9 of
42; Family #66/66.
Listed as Josie E. Dunford; age 14; born in VA; in household of father, James E. Dunford.


Stella E. Dunford

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken 27 Apr 1910; page 221A; Image 9 of
42; Family #66/66.
Listed as Stella E. Dunford; age 10; born in VA; in household of father, James E. Dunford.


Thomas A. Dunford

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken 27 Apr 1910; page 221A; Image 9 of
42; Family #66/66.
Listed as Thomas A. Dunford; age 8; born in VA; in household of father, James E. Dunford.


Robert B. Dunford

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken 27 Apr 1910; page 221A; Image 9 of
42; Family #66/66.
Listed as Robert B. Dunford; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, James E. Dunford.


Mary V.H. Dunford

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken 27 Apr 1910; page 221A; Image 9 of
42; Family #66/66.
Listed as Mary V.H. Dunford; age 2; born in VA; in household of father, James E. Dunford.