McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Thomas Harold Graham

1. Scott Co, VA; Marriage License #71 002755; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Thomas Harold Graham; age 32; bor 8 Apr 1938 in KY; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; 4 yrs HS
education; living at General Delivery, Norton, Wise Co, VA; son of Hubert and Pearl (Thomas)
Graham; married on 9 Jan 1971 in Gate City, VA; Johanna Berta Graham; maiden name Giau; age
43; born 12 Apr 1927 in Germany; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; 2 yrs HS education; living at
1049 Fairway St, Kingsport, Sullivan Co, TN; daughter of Fredrich and Berta (Heffner) Giau.
2. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Wednesday Evening; 11 Mar 2020.
" THOMAS HAROLD GRAHAM
"Thomas Harold Graham, 81 of
Kimball, WV, went to be with the
Lord Saturday, March 7, 2020 at
Raleigh General Hospital in Beck-
ley, WV. Born April 8, 1938 in Мс-
Carr, KY, he was the son of the late
Hubert Graham and Margaret Pearl
Thomas Graham.
"Tom was a member of the Little
Vine Baptist Church in Superior,
WV, and alway s enjoyed listening
to his gospel music. He was a Veter-
an of the United States Army where
he prou dly served for 3 years. Tom
was former employee of Eastern
Coal Company and Bantam Mar—
ket in Welch, WV. A couple of his
favorite pastimes included bowling
and fishing. He loved spending time
with his family as often as possi—
ble where his contagious laughter
broughtjoy and delight. Tom was a
resident of McDowell County
most of his life and will be sadly
missed by all that knew him.
"Other than his Parents, Tom was
preceded in death by his loving and
devoted wife of 33 years,Sandra
Rae Graham and two brothers, Joe
and Bob Graham.
"Leaving to cherish his memories
are his daughter, Cynthia Daniels
and husband Bob of Rainelle, WV.
His sister, Sue Bolt and husband
Robert of Princeton, WV. Sister—in-
law, Charlotte Massey and husband
Leonard of Bluefleld, VA. Also, a
host of nieces, nephews as well as
great- nieces, nephews and extended
family and friends.
"Services will be held Thursday,
March 12, 2020 at the Little Vine
Baptist Church in Superior, WV,
with Pastor Tom Belcher and Pas—
tor Bob Dahiels officiating at 1:00
PM. Burial will folI ow at the Ma—
ple Hill Cemetery in Bluefield, VA.
The family will receive visitors from
11:00 AM until the hour of service
at the church. Pallbearers will be
Brian Mowdy, Keith Copolo, Walk—
er Massey, Collin Massey, Todd
Massey and Mark Massey.
"Honorary Bearers will be Frankie
Dillon and Bill Pickett.
"Considering it an honor to serve
the Graham Family is Widener Fu—
neral Home. Northfork, WV."


Johanna Berta Giau

1. Scott Co, VA; Marriage License #71 002755; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Thomas Harold Graham; age 32; bor 8 Apr 1938 in KY; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; 4 yrs HS
education; living at General Delivery, Norton, Wise Co, VA; son of Hubert and Pearl (Thomas)
Graham; married on 9 Jan 1971 in Gate City, VA; Johanna Berta Graham; maiden name Giau; age
43; born 12 Apr 1927 in Germany; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; 2 yrs HS education; living at
1049 Fairway St, Kingsport, Sullivan Co, TN; daughter of Fredrich and Berta (Heffner) Giau.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Johanna Berta Graham
[Johanna Graham]
[Johanna Berta Grau]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 12 Apr 1927
Birth Place: Pfullingen, Federal Republic of Germany
Death Date: Sep 1976
Father: Friederich Grau
Mother: Berta Haffner
SSN: 408081708
Notes: 09 May 1972: Name listed as JOHANNA BERTA GRAHAM;
28 Dec 1987: Name listed as JOHANNA GRAHAM"
3. Charlottesville Death Certificate #76-027347; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Johanna Berta Graham; age 49; born 12 Apr 1927 i West Germany; married; bus driver for Dept of
Education; living at RFD, Carswell, WV; daughter of Friedrick and Berta (Haffner) Grau; died 13 Sep
1976 in the UVA Hospital, Charlottesville, VA; due to cardiac arrest; hepatorenal failure, 15 day post
partiial hepatectomy; buried in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, WV.


George Thurman Cline

1. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: George Thurman Cline
Race: White
Age: 18
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 31 May 1927
Birth Place: Hanover, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Hanover, Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 31 May 1945
Registration Place: Hanover, Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Farming
Weight: 125
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 5
Next of Kin: Joseph Cline
Household Members:
Name Relationship
George Thurman Cline Self (Head)
Joseph Cline Father"
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 377; WV Archives Web Site.
George Thurman Cline; age 31; born and living in iaeger, WV; single; married on 2 Aug 1958 in
Iaeger, WV; Hazel Lorraine Shrader; age 22; born 5 Jun 1926 in Northfork, single; living at Iaeger,
WV; daughter of Gus and Sadie.
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: George Cline
Social Security Number: 232-42-8214
Birth Date: 31 May 1927
Issue Year: Before 1951
Issue State: North Carolina or West Virginia
Last Residence: 24845, Ikes Fork, Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
Death Date: Jun 1976"


Hazel Lorraine Shrader

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 377; WV Archives Web Site.
George Thurman Cline; age 31; born and living in iaeger, WV; single; married on 2 Aug 1958 in
Iaeger, WV; Hazel Lorraine Shrader; age 22; born 5 Jun 1926 in Northfork, single; living at Iaeger,
WV; daughter of Gus and Sadie.


Homer Culler

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 393; WV Archives Web Site.
Homer Culler; age 27; born in Surry Co, NC; single; miner; living at Yukon; son of William and Fannie;
married on 13 Oct 1931 at Welch, WV; Vergie Nipper; age 22; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single;
daughter of Charlie and Margaret.


Virginia "Vergie" Nipper

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Yukon; taken 21 Apr 1930; Page 59B; Image 60
of 91; Family #29/31.
Listed as Virginia Nipper; age 20; born in VA; single; in household of father, Charlie W. Nipper.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 393; WV Archives Web Site.
Homer Culler; age 27; born in Surry Co, NC; single; miner; living at Yukon; son of William and Fannie;
married on 13 Oct 1931 at Welch, WV; Vergie Nipper; age 22; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single;
daughter of Charlie and Margaret.


Randle Eugene Paugh

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Randle Eugene Paugh, 58, of Mallory, WV passed away on Monday June 8, 2020 at Logan Regional Medical Center,
Logan, WV. He was born on April 11, 1962 in Man, WV a son of the late Jack Lee and Georgia Mae Brickles Paugh. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Sylvia Pack Paugh a son Jeremy Wilson. Survivors
include two daughters Heather Wilson, the apple of his eye and Brandy Johnston; a son Lindsay Brumfield; three
granddaughters Destine Fraley, Bobbi Ann Lester and Brittney Lester; four grandsons Brandon Lester, Carson.
Devom amd William; six great grandchildren; three sisters Garnet Lee Paugh of Mallory, Barbara Lawrence of
Cyclone and Shirley Harrison of Cyclone; a brother William "Bill" Paugh of Mallory; Teresa Wilson, the love of his
life; and a host of other loving family and friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Riley Murrell Samples

1. Alleghany Co, VA; Marriage License #26725; Ancestry.com Website.
Riley Murell Samples; age 23; born in Highland Co, VA; single; machinist; living in Oceana, WV; son
of Grover Cleveland and Eva Florence (Samples, sic?); Samples; married on 29 Nov 1937 in
Covington, VA; Anna June Birley; age 21; born in Richlands, VA; living in Hematite, VA; daughter of
James Franklin and Lida Virginia (Birley, sic?) Birley.
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Patty Greene; 8 Dec 2008.
" Riley Murrell Samples
Birth 2 Apr 1914
Highland County, Virginia, USA
Death 1979 (aged 64–65)
Oceana, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Palm Memorial Gardens
Matheny, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 32038227"

Additional Information Posted:
"Son of Grover Cleveland Samples (1892–1966) and Eva Florence Fleisher-Samples (1894–1962).

"Brother of Fred Grover Samples (1916–1965), Helen Blanche Samples-Lotts (1918–1941), William Henry Samples (1920–1995), Andrew Samples (1924–1925), and Elmer John Samples (1930–1998).

"Married to Anna June Birley-Samples (1916-2004).

"Father of Ronald C. Samples (1941-2020), Donald Samples, Eddie Samples, Danny Samples, and Teddy Samples."


Anna June Birley

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #65 030275; Ancestry.com Website.
Ronald Samples; age 24; born and living in Oceana, WV; single; iron worker; son of Riley and Anna
(Birley) Samples; married on 28 Aug 1965 in Lebanon, VA; Dorthina Woolwine; age 22; born in
Cambria, VA; single; living at Oceana, WV; daughter of Charles and Hazel (Linkous) Woolwine.
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Patty Greene; 8 Dec 2008.
" Anna June Birley Samples
Birth 1916
USA
Death 2 Apr 2004 (aged 87–88)
USA
Burial
Palm Memorial Gardens
Matheny, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 32038236"

Additional Information Posted:
"Married to Riley Murrell Samples (1914-1979).

"Mother of Ronald C. Samples (1941-2020), Donald Samples, Eddie Samples, Danny Samples, and Teddy Samples."


Robert Dean Gillespie

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #69 002576; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert D. Gillespie; age 21; born 25 Feb 1948 (written over by1947) in WV; single; this is his 1st
marriage; 4 yrs HS education; living at Box 247, Wilcoe, WV; son of John C. and Virginia (Seeps, sic
Seets) Gilespie; married on 10 Jan 1969 in Lebanon, VA; Deborah leater; age 18; born 25 Nov 1950
in WV; single; this is her 1st marriage; 1 yrs college education; living at 365 Gary, WV; daughter of
Woodrow and Rosa (McKinney) Lester.
2. Smyth Co, VA; Marriage License #88-050844; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert Dean Gillespie; age 39; born 25 Feb 1948 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; last
marriage ended in 1980; 12th grade education; living at 610 Chatham Hill Rd, Marion, VA; son of
John Carson and Virginia Katherine (Seets) Gillespie; married on 3 Sep 1988 in Wythe Co, VA;
Trecia Ann Thomas; maiden name Smith; age 33; born 6 May 1955 in VA; divorced; this is her 2nd
marriage; last marriage ended in 1987; 10th grade education; living at Rt 1, Marion, VA; daughter of
Isaac Chrisman and Beulah Mae (Crigger) Smith.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Vernon Miller; 18 May 2012.
" Robert Dean “Bobby” Gillespie
Birth 25 Feb 1948
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 13 May 2012 (aged 64)
Marion, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Rose Lawn Cemetery
Marion, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 90343338"

Additional Information Posted:
"MARION, Va. Robert Dean "Bobby" Gillespie, age 64, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Smyth County Community Hospital. He was born in McDowell County, W.Va. to the late J.C. Gillespie and Virginia Gillespie and was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Angie Gillespie. Mr. Gillespie had served in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Gillespie; sons, Doug Gillespie and wife, Angie, Welch, W.Va. and David Gillespie and wife, Mary, Bluefield, W.Va.; step-son, Ronnie Gross and wife, Tina, Marion; step-daughters, Melissa Sheets, Sugar Grove and Crystal Anders and husband, Shawn, Chilhowie; grandchildren, Derek Gillespie, Katie Gillespie, Cheyenne Gillespie, Matthew Gillespie, Dustin Gross, Alli Gross, Erin Sheets, Brennan Anders, Brandon Anders, Kendyl Gross, Matthew Nelson; great-grandchild, Bryleigh Anderson; sisters, Debra Lowe and Rebecca Seymour and husband, Jimmy; brother, Johnny Gillespie and wife, Mary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday May 17, 2012, at the Bradley's Funeral Home in Marion with the Rev. Neville Mozingo officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery with military honors being rendered by the Francis Marion V.F.W. Post 4667. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bradleysfh.com Bradley's Funeral Home is serving the Gillespie family.

"Published in Bristol Herald Courier on May 15, 2012"


Trecia Ann Smith

1. Smyth Co, VA; Marriage License #88-050844; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert Dean Gillespie; age 39; born 25 Feb 1948 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; last
marriage ended in 1980; 12th grade education; living at 610 Chatham Hill Rd, Marion, VA; son of
John Carson and Virginia Katherine (Seets) Gillespie; married on 3 Sep 1988 in Wythe Co, VA;
Trecia Ann Thomas; maiden name Smith; age 33; born 6 May 1955 in VA; divorced; this is her 2nd
marriage; last marriage ended in 1987; 10th grade education; living at Rt 1, Marion, VA; daughter of
Isaac Chrisman and Beulah Mae (Crigger) Smith.