Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Leah Ethelene Hicks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); page 276; WV Archives web Site.
Tommy Robert Hagerman; age 18; born and living in Jolo, WV; single; married on 19 Apr 1958
at Jolo, WV; Leah Ethelene Hicks; age 18; born and living at Jolo, WV; single; with consent of
Lou Vicie and Roosevelt hagerman, parents of Tommy Robert Hagerman; and John M, and
Clara Hicks, parents of Leah Ethelene Hicks.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Leah Hagerman - Griffey, 80, of Ligonier, passed away on January 9, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, with family around. Born on March 6, 1940, to the late John and Clara (Woody) Hicks. She spent her formative years in Paynesville, West Virginia.Leah was married to Tommy Hagerman on April 19, 1958, in Paynesville. The couple moved to Indiana in 1998. He preceded her in death on October 1, 2007. Leah was married to Moses Griffey, on October 30, 2010.After raising 12 of her children she earned her GED, a business degree and finally her LPN license. She worked as a LPN for Avalon and Kingston Nursing Homes for over 30 years, retiring in April of 2020.Leah was a devoted "Old Regular Baptist Christian," for 66 years. She was a loving wise wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a friend and Light to everyone who met her. She enjoyed reading the Bible and loved having her children around her. She held the family together with her love. The strength and hero of each of their lives. "She was an Eagle when she flies". She will be forever missed but forever in our hearts.Leah is survived by her husband, Moses Griffey; five sons, Allen (Mary) Hagerman, Jeffrey (Toynia) Hagerman, and Michael (Stephanie) Hagerman, Anthony (Tiffany) Hagerman and Aaron (Shannon) Hagerman; five daughters, Ann (Ron) Marshall, Sherry (Leon) Hagerman, Carolyn (Mitch) Davidson, Deleah (Anthony) Stanley, and Tommi Jo (Estil "Dickie") Pruitt of Ligonier; daughter-in-law, Nancy Hagerman; two step-children, James (Tammy) Griffey and Pam (Timmy) Nance; 53 grandchildren and 69 great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 49 years, Tommy Hagerman; two daughters, Madelene and Ethelene Hagerman; three sons, Mark, Jonathan and Stephen Hagerman; a son-in-law, Charley Gross; two grandsons, Joshua Hagerman and Joseph Allen Hagerman; two great-grandsons, Isaac Matthew Hagerman and Nash Rudy Hagerman.Mrs. Hagerman - Griffey will be taken from the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco to the family residence at 8919 North 450 West, Ligonier, where friends may call after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The funeral will be held from the residence at 1 p. m. Tuesday.Final services will be held at 1 p. m. Friday at the Little Flock Baptist Church at Paynesville, West Virginia. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday and Thursday, or prior to the service Friday.Interment will be in the Hagerman Cemetery at Beartown, West Virginia.Online condolences to the family log onto www.sheetsandchilds.com.Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the Hagerman-Griffey family locally."
3. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Cj Erwin; 11 Jan 2021.
" Leah Ethelene (Hicks) Hagerman Griffey
Birth 6 Mar 1940
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 9 Jan 2021 (aged 80)
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Burial
Hagerman Cemetery
Paynesville, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 220953569 "


Steve William Coppola

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 181-182; "James and Frances Copolo" article; submitted by James
(Jim) L. Copolo, Grandson, Maybeury, WV.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 296; WV Archives Web Site.
Steve William Copolo; age 28; born in Itman, WV; single; living at Maybeury, WV; married on 27 Jun
1953 in Powhatan, WV; Joanne Larry; age 30; born in Kyle, WV; single; living at Worth, WV.


Joanne Larry

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 181-182; "James and Frances Copolo" article; submitted by James
(Jim) L. Copolo, Grandson, Maybeury, WV.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 296; WV Archives Web Site.
Steve William Copolo; age 28; born in Itman, WV; single; living at Maybeury, WV; married on 27 Jun
1953 in Powhatan, WV; Joanne Larry; age 30; born in Kyle, WV; single; living at Worth, WV.


Alfred McKinley Eldridge

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'61 007990; WV Archives Web Site.
Alfred McKinley Eldridge; age 62; born 5 Mar 1899 in Smyth Co, VA; married; retired coal miner;
SS# 232-21-1796; living at Eckman, WV; son of Wash and Nancy Jane (Dunn) Eldridge; died 15 Jun
1961 in Welch Emergency Hospital, Welch, WV; due to congestive heart failure; buried 18 Jun 1961
in Jarrett Cemetery, Eckman, WV; informant, Mrs. Callie Eldridge, Eckman, WV.


Callie Lucinda Brooks

1. "sessor light Family Tree"; posted by JeanLight195; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Callie Lucinda Brooks
1894–1966
Birth JUNE 10, 1894 • Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Death MARCH 29,1966 • Stanleytown, Henry, Virginia, USA"
2. Henry Co, VA; Death Certificate #66 006775; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Callie Lou Eldridge; age 65; born 10 Jun 1900 (sic?) in Smyth Co, VA; widow; domestic; living on
Forest St, Stanleytown, Henry Co, VA; daughter of Jessie and Jinnie (Serber) Brooks died 29 Mar
1966 in the Martinsville General Hospital, Martinsville, VA; due to pneumonia with pulmonary
emphysema; buried in Old Stone Church Cemetery, Rt 2, Bassett, VA; informant Mrs. Georgia Cooley.


David Chappel

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 171; "Juanita Kay Addair Brackett" article; submitted by Kay Addair
Brackett, 1505 South Pollard St, Arlington, VA


Virginia Lynn Brackett

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 171; "Juanita Kay Addair Brackett" article; submitted by Kay Addair
Brackett, 1505 South Pollard St, Arlington, VA


Elizabeth Dawn Chappel

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 171; "Juanita Kay Addair Brackett" article; submitted by Kay Addair
Brackett, 1505 South Pollard St, Arlington, VA


Robert Steven Chappel

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 171; "Juanita Kay Addair Brackett" article; submitted by Kay Addair
Brackett, 1505 South Pollard St, Arlington, VA


Errett Henry Grizzel

1. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Lipps District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 228B; Image 38 of 55;
Family #329/337.
Listed as Errett H. Grizzel; age 14; born in VA; in household of father, Wade H. Grizzel.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 19 Dec 2013.
Errett H. Grizzel; born 2 Nov 1915; died 1 Dec 1993; buried here; headstone and grave marker
photos shown.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Errett H. Grizzel"; Article; Page 156; submitted by Gale Grizzel Smith,
Jolo, WV 24850.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Robert and Gale Smith, Miner";
Article; Page 240; submitted by Gale Smith, Jolo, WV 24850.


Mildred Phillips

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Errett H. Grizzel"; Article; Page 156; submitted by Gale Grizzel Smith,
Jolo, WV 24850.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Robert and Gale Smith, Miner";
Article; Page 240; submitted by Gale Smith, Jolo, WV 24850.


Carl Sparks

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "William and Sarah Christian
Sparks"; Article; Page 241; submitted by Mrs. Carl Sparks; 2041 Burgess Rd, Chester, VA 23831.


Genevieve Cox

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "William and Sarah Christian
Sparks"; Article; Page 241; submitted by Mrs. Carl Sparks; 2041 Burgess Rd, Chester, VA 23831.
"...has resided in Richmond, Va."


Allen Sparks

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "William and Sarah Christian
Sparks"; Article; Page 241; submitted by Mrs. Carl Sparks; 2041 Burgess Rd, Chester, VA 23831.
(lives in VA)


George Thomas Sparks

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "William and Sarah Christian
Sparks"; Article; Page 241; submitted by Mrs. Carl Sparks; 2041 Burgess Rd, Chester, VA 23831.
(lives in WV)


Thomas Jennings Porter

1. Wayne Co, WV; Birth Registry; Vol #__(1909); Page 37; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
T.J. Porter; born 6 Jun 1909 in Wayne Co, WV; parents, Harrison Porter, farmer, and Martha Porter; both
living in Wayne Co, WV; reported by mother, Martha Porter.
2. 1910 Census, Wayne Co, WV; Lincoln District; taken on 5 May 1910; Page 137A; Image 21 of 36;
Family #182/182.
Listed as Thomas Porter; age 10 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Harrison Porter.
3. 1920 Census, Wayne Co, WV; Lincoln District; taken on 27 Jan 1920; Page 159B; Image 26 of 40;
Family #239/240.
Listed as Tomie Porter; age 10; born in WV; in household of grandfather, Steward Porter, with mother.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 262; WV Archives Web Site.
Thomas Porter; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Caretta, WV; son of
Harrison and M.J.; married on 3 Sep 1929 at Welch, WV; Ollie Baker; age 24; born in McDowell
Co, WV; divorced; daughter of George and Lou.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls, 7 Apr 2014.
Thomas Jennings Porter; born in 1909; died in 1974; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with wife, Ollie Baker Porter.


Olive Ann "Ollie" Baker

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, Susanna, taken on 27 May
1910, Page 185A, Family #178.
Listed as Olive Baker, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, George Baker.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; English; taken on 10 Jan 1920; Page 6A;
Image 11 of 39; Family #93/94.
Listed as Ollie Baker; age 15; born in WV; in household of father, George W. Baker.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 262; WV Archives Web Site.
Thomas Porter; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Caretta, WV; son of
Harrison and M.J.; married on 3 Sep 1929 at Welch, WV; Ollie Baker; age 24; born in McDowell
Co, WV; divorced; daughter of George and Lou.
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ollie Porter
SSN: 233-58-8526
Last Residence:
24879 Raysal, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 2 Jan 1904
Died: Jun 1978
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (1954)"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV;
headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Ollie Ann Porter; born in 1905; no death date
(She may not be buried here).