McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Andy Bryant Sr

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 8 Apr 1940; Page 1153A;
Image 7 of 64; Household #59.
Listed as Andy Bryant; age 8; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Ephe Bryant.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 253; WV Archives Web Site.
Andy Bryant; age 23; born in Floyd Co, KY; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 29 Jan
1955 at Iaeger, WV; Agnes Gillespie; age 18; born in Welch, WV; single; living at Iaeger,
WV; with consent of M.R. and Matilda Gillespie, parents of Agnes Gillespie.
3. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by patsy roberson; 21 Apr 2015.
" Andy Bryant, Sr
Birth 1 Aug 1931
Floyd County, Kentucky, USA
Death 27 May 2009 (aged 77)
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Blevins Cemetery
Iaeger, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 145352609"

Additional Information Posted:
"He was the son of the late Ephe Bryant and Judy Turner Bryant. He was born in Floyd County Kentucky. He had 11 brothers, Jessie Bryant, Charlie Bryant, Robert Bryant, Edward Bryant, James Bryant, Hershal Bryant, Cecil Bryant, Curtis Bryant, Harshal Bryant, Riley Bryant and Hansle Bryant, and 2 sisters Bertha Mae Branham, and Fransis Dillon. He was married to Agnes Annalee Gillispie and they had 7 children together Patsy Ann and her husband Keith Roberson, Wilma Sue and her husband Johnny Simms, Dreama Ellen Bryant, Andy Bryant Jr., Willam Edward "Mickey" Bryant, Douglas David Bryant, and Anna Marie and her husband Robert Bowles. He had 15 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren. He was in the Korean War, served under 2 terms. He was a logger and a coal miner until the late 60's when he became a police officer which he then became Chief of Police in the town of Iaeger. He was well known and liked by everyone who knew him."


Agnes Annilee Gillespie

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 8 Apr
1940; Page 749A; Image 12 of 35; Household #89.
Listed as Agnes Gillespie; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Marion R. Gillespie.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 253; WV Archives Web Site.
Andy Bryant; age 23; born in Floyd Co, KY; single; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 29 Jan
1955 at Iaeger, WV; Agnes Gillespie; age 18; born in Welch, WV; single; living at Iaeger,
WV; with consent of M.R. and Matilda Gillespie, parents of Agnes Gillespie.
3. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Agnes Annilee Bryant, 82, of Iaeger, WV, passed away Friday, May 8, 2020.

"Agnes was born November 23, 1937 in Iaeger, WV a daughter of the late Marion Rufus and Matilda Payne Gillespie. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and aunt. When she gave you a goodbye hug she would always say “Mommy loves you.”

"In addition to her parents, Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Bryant Sr.; one son, David Bryant, three brothers, Cecil Gillespie, Nathan Gillespie, and Marion Rufus Gillespie Jr.; four sisters, Ollie Mae Mitchell, Ellen Wise, Daisy Gillespie, and Ruby Callahan.

"Survivors include four daughters, Patsy Steele and husband Quincy of Horse Creek, Wilma Sue Simms and husband Johnny of Iaeger, Ellen Bryant of Iaeger and Anna Bowles of Sandy Huff; two sons, Andy Bryant Jr. and wife Cindy of Iaeger, and William Mickey Bryant and Liz Trent also of Iaeger; two sons-in-law, Keith Roberson of Iaeger and Jabo Bowles of Pleasant Gardens, NC; one sister, Ocie Evans of Columbus, OH; one brother-in-law, Dave Wise of Columbus, OH; 16 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews who she loved as much as her own children.

"Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 12 o’clock with Reverend Rusty Mullins officiating at the High Knob Church of God on Coon Branch Mountain near Iaeger, WV.

"Burial will follow in the Blevins Cemetery at Vance Hollow near Iaeger, WV.

"Serving as pallbearers will be Andy Bryant Jr., Mickey Bryant, Johnny Simms, Tobe Powell, Russell Roberson, Keith Roberson, Patrick Roberson, Steven Bryant, Nick Bryant, Bud Callahan, Andy Rufus Mitchell and Ronnie Hall.

"Friends may visit with the family Monday, May 11, 2020 after 6 p.m. at the High Knob Church of the Living God on Coon Branch Mountain near Iaeger, WV.

"Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family.

"Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com"


Barbara Nelson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "Dr. S.A. Daniel"; Article; Page 131; submitted by Ruth D. Eichert, 521 Northridge
Dr, Altamonte, Fl 32714.


George Julius Eichert

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "Dr. S.A. Daniel"; Article; Page 131; submitted by Ruth D. Eichert, 521 Northridge
Dr, Altamonte, Fl 32714.


Oscar Justice

1. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #18541; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Oscar Justice; age 20; born at panther Creek, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of Walter
and Pearly (Justice) Justice; married on 5 Jun 1965 in Dickenson Co, VA; Brinda Matney; age 18;
born at Panther creek, WV; single; housekeeper; living at Panther, WV; daughter of Kennis and Lou
Jan (Ashby) Matney.


Brenda Matney

1. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #18541; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Oscar Justice; age 20; born at panther Creek, WV; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of Walter
and Pearly (Justice) Justice; married on 5 Jun 1965 in Dickenson Co, VA; Brinda Matney; age 18;
born at Panther creek, WV; single; housekeeper; living at Panther, WV; daughter of Kennis and Lou
Jan (Ashby) Matney.


Rufus Thomas Marshall

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #74-028685; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Rufus Thomas Marshall; age 36; born 12 May 1938 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 6th grade
education; living at Avondale, WV; son of Wiley and Eva (Osborne) Marshall; married on 22 Jul 1974
in Grundy, VA; Dorothy Mae Mullins; age 20; born 5 May 1954 in WV; single; this is her 1st marriage;
8th grade education; living at Avondale, WV; daughter of unknown father and Mary Ruby Mullins.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Marshal/Davidson; 14 Nov 2012.
" Rufus T. Marshall
Birth 12 May 1938
Avondale, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 28 Feb 1985 (aged 46)
Avondale, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Short Ridge Cemetery
Garland, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "


James Russell Rice

1. 1920 Census, White Co, TN; District #14; Bon Air; 104 Front Street; taken on 3 Jan 1920; Page 304A;
Family #24/26.
Listed as Russell Rice; age 1 yr, 10 mons; born in TN; in household of father, Sidney Rice.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Sandy District; Iaeger; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 162B;
Family #12/13.
Listed as Russell Rice; age 12; born in TN; in household of father, Sidney Rice.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger; E.D. 24-56; taken on 5 Apr 1940;
Page 1073A; Image 9 of 28; Household #72.
Listed as Russell Rice; age 22; born in TN; single; 7th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; laborer in wholesale grocery; in household of father, Sidney S. Rice.
4. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Russell James Rice
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 9 Mar 1918
Birth Place: Bonair, Tennessee, USA
Residence Place: Iaeger, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: J W Brown
Weight: 155
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Gray
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5 10
Next of Kin: Daisy Rice
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Russell James Rice Self (Head)
Daisy Rice Mother"
5. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Russell J Rice
Residence Date 01 Sep 2003-01 Dec 2003
Residence Place Iaeger, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 09 Mar 1918
Phone Number..."
"Phone Number Recorded Date 01 Feb 2000
Address 843 PO Box
Address Continued Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
Address Date 01 Sep 2003-01 Dec 2003
2nd Address E Run
2nd Address Continued Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
2nd Address Date 01 Jun 1996
3rd Address 384 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
3rd Address Date 01 Jan 1988-01 Jan 2004..."
6. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Russell James Rice
[Russell J Rice]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 3 Mar 1917
Birth Place: White County, Tennessee
Death Date: 2 Mar 1998
Father: Sidney S Rice
Mother: Dazy Hodge
SSN: 234204538
Death Certificate Number: 00000000000000000000003482
Notes: Jan 1939: Name listed as RUSSELL JAMES RICE; 02 Apr 1998: Name listed as RUSSELL J RICE"
7. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Russell J. Rice
SSN: 234-20-4538
Last Residence:
24844 Iaeger, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Born: 9 Mar 1918
Last Benefit: 24844, Iaeger, Mcdowell, West Virginia, United States of America
Died: 2 Mar 1998
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Mattie Belle "Mary" Dotson

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mattie Bell Datson
[Mattie Bell Howlett]
[Mattie Bishop]
[Mattie Howlett]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 12 Sep 1922
Birth Place: West Graham, Virginia
[Bossavine, Virginia]
Death Date: 14 Oct 1989
Father: James Datson
Mother: Nannie R Riley
SSN: 234428345
Notes: Jul 1944: Name listed as MATTIE BELL DATSON;
Feb 1959: Name listed as MATTIE BELL HOWLETT; :
Name listed as MATTIE BELL BISHOP;
19 Oct 1989: Name listed as MATTIE B HOWLETT"


Frank E. Otey Sr

1. 1910 Census, Pulaski Co, VA; Newburn District; Newbern; taken 22 Apr 1910; Page 87B; Image 29
of 31; Family #21/21.
Listed as Frank Otey; age 7; born in VA; in household of father, Leonard C. Otey.
2.1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Crumpler; taken 2/3 Jan 1920; Page 188B;
Image 2 of 50; Family #16/17.
Listed as Frank E. Otey; age 17; born in VA; single; messanger for steam rail road; in household of
father, Leonard C. Otey.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Crumpler; taken 21 Apr 1930; Page 55A; Image
37 of 56; Family #37/38.
Listed as Frank Otey; age 27; born in VA; single; motorman in coal mine; in household of father,
Leonard C. Otey.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Crumpler; E.D. 24-53; taken on 4 Apr 1940; Page
991A; Image 11 of 62; Household #88.
Listed as Frank E. Otey; age 37; born in VA; married; 7th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; section foreman in coal mine; head of household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 378; WV Archives Web Site.
Frank Otey; age 32; born in Pulaski Co, VA; single; miner; living at Crumpler, WV; son of L.C. and
Flora; married on 19 Jan 1935 in Crumpler, WV; Minnie Bailey; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; living in Crumpler, WV; daughter of W.W. and Allie.
6. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #'63 oo4411; WV Archives Web Site.
Frank Otey; age 60; born 28 Nov 1902 in VA; married; coal miner; SS #235-09-0214; living at
Crumpler, WV; son of Leonard C. and Flora (Bishop) Otey; died 13 Mar 1963 in the Bluefield
Sanitarium Hospital, Bluefield, WV; due to cancer of lung; buried 15 Mar 1963 in Roselawn
Memorial Gardens, Princeton, WV; informant, Frank E. Otey, Jr, Crumpler, WV.


Minnie Virginia Bailey

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 378; WV Archives Web Site.
Frank Otey; age 32; born in Pulaski Co, VA; single; miner; living at Crumpler, WV; son of L.C. and
Flora; married on 19 Jan 1935 in Crumpler, WV; Minnie Bailey; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; living in Crumpler, WV; daughter of W.W. and Allie.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Crumpler; E.D. 24-53; taken on 4 Apr 1940; Page
991A; Image 11 of 62; Household #88.
Listed as Minnie Otey; age 21; born in WV; married; 9th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Frank E. Otey.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Victoria Webster; 11 May 2011.
" Minnie Virginia Bailey Hamm
Birth 24 Apr 1913
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 6 Mar 2008 (aged 94)
Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Forsyth Memorial Park
Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Mrs. Minnie Bailey Hamm, 94, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community. She was born April 24, 1913, in McDowell County, W.Va., to William Wheeler and Mary Allie Bailey. Mrs. Hamm was a longterm member of New Hope United Methodist Church and a member of Circle Two United Methodist Women. She liked to sew and cook and work outdoors. She made several quilts and always kept a garden. Mrs. Hamm was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Frank Otey and Frank Hamm; a stepdaughter, Mable Hayes; and seven brothers. She is survived by two sons, Tommy (Gaye) Otey of Statesville and Frankie (Joyce) Otey of Crumpler, W.Va.; two daughters, Mary Jane (Harry Jr.) Fizer of Woodbridge, Va., and Linda (John) Anderson of Collinsville, Va.; a stepson, Bill C. Hamm of Hermitage, Tenn.; five stepdaughters, Aline Page of Winston-Salem; Pauline Baity of Yadkinville; Mildred Faucett of Winston-Salem; Judy (Nick) Saunders of Winston-Salem; and Grace Shutt of Winston-Salem; three sisters, Ora Jones of Orangeburg, S.C.; Rennie Iddings of Bluewell, W.Va.; and Pearl Ellidge of Hayes; 26 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Forsyth Memorial Park, with Dr. Pete Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today, March 8, at Vogler & Sons Reynolda Road Chapel. Memorials may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, 5125 Shattalon Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106, or Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. The family would like to express a heartfelt thanks to the staff and all of Mrs. Hamm' s friends at Arbor Acres.

"printed in the Winston-Salem Journal
Saturday, 08 March 2008
Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina

"printed in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Saturday, 08 March 2008
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia"


Frank E. Otey Jr

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Crumpler; E.D. 24-53; taken on 4 Apr 1940; Page
991A; Image 11 of 62; Household #88.
Listed as Frank E. Otey, Jr; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Frank E. Otey.


Linda Lou Otey

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Crumpler; E.D. 24-53; taken on 4 Apr 1940; Page
991A; Image 11 of 62; Household #88.
Listed as Linda Lou Otey; age 5 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Frank E. Otey.