McDowell and Wyoming Co WV Families and Individuals

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Jasper Lofton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #18204; WV Archives Web Site.
Jasper Lofton; age 65 yrs, 3 mons. 20 gays; born 1 Dec 1895 in MS; widowed; Negro; coal miner;
SS# 233-12-8305; living at Havaco, WV; son of Andrew Jackson and Sally Ann (______) Lofton;
died 20 Mar 1961 in Havaco, WV; due to coronary thrombosis; buried 27 Mar 1961 in Oak Grove
Cemetery, Bluewell, Mercer Co, WB; informant, Bettye Lofton, Havaco, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by B. Walls; 29 Jan 2018.
" Jasper Lofton
Birth 1 Dec 1895
Mississippi, USA
Death 20 Mar 1961 (aged 65)
Havaco, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Oak Grove Cemetery
Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Plot G 274"


Hallie Marks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #17095; WV Archives Web Site.
Hallie Lofton; age 54; born 1 Mar 1902 in Marion, VA; married; colored; domestic; living at Havaco,
WV; daughter of Charlie and Mary (Locks) Marks; died 22 Nov 1956 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV;
due to cerebrovasculos, accident thrombosis; previous stroke; hypertension; buried 26 Nov 1956
in Oak Grove Cemetery (Bluewell, Mercer Co, WV).
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by B. Walls; 5 Jan 2016.
"Hallie Lofton
Birth 4 Mar 1904
Marion, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Death 23 Nov 1956 (aged 52)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Oak Grove Cemetery
Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Plot Section G"


Ralph Kellis Canterbury Sr

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 169; submitted by Evelyn Canterbury, 313 Hillcrest Drive, Bluefeild,
VA.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ralph Kellis Canterbury
[Ralph K Canterbury]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 5 Dec 1913
Birth Place: Gates, West Virginia
Death Date: 16 Jan 1995
Father: Walter P Canterbury
Mother: Mamie E Hogan
SSN: 233126746
Notes: Apr 1937: Name listed as RALPH KELLIS CANTERBURY; 21 Jan 1995: Name listed as RALPH K CANTERBURY"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by F. Hylton, 5 Mar 2011; maintained by Stephanie Nichols.
" Ralph Kollis Canterbury
Birth 5 Dec 1913
Gates, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
Death 1995 (aged 81–82)
Burial
Grandview Memory Gardens
Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA "


Evelyn Virgnia Bird

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 169; submitted by Evelyn Canterbury, 313 Hillcrest Drive, Bluefeild,
VA.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Stephanie Nichols; 21 Aug 2007.
" Evelyn Virginia Bird Canterbury
Birth 4 Dec 1919
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 21 May 2006 (aged 86)
Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Grandview Memory Gardens
Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA"

Additional Information Posted:
"Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Evelyn Virginia Bird Canterbury

"Evelyn Virginia Bird Canterbury, 86, of Bluefield, Va., was dead on arrival at Bluefield Regional Medical Center on Sunday, May 21, 2006.
She was born in West Virginia and was a daughter of the late James Oswald and Ella Wheeler Bird.
She was a former resident of the Berwind Briquet Camp section in Berwind. She was a lifelong Christian, was a former member of the Berwind United Methodist Church and a member of the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church in Bluefield, Va. She was also a past member of the Order of Eastern Star.

"She was the wife of the late Ralph Kellis Canterbury Sr., and sister of the late Paul Kenton Bird.

"Survivors include two sons, Ralph Kellis Canterbury Jr. of Damascus, Ark. and Richard Norris Canterbury of the residence, 313 Hillcrest Dr., Bluefield, VA 24605-1601; two daughters, Linda Kay Canterbury Cox of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Rena Haynes Gibson of Chincoteague Island, Va.; two sisters, Clarice Mildred Bird Cook of Martinsville, Va. and Eula Faye Branson of Beckley; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

"A Christian funeral service will be held Friday, May 26, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terry Goodman officiating. Mrs. Canterbury will be interred at the Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va.

"Pallbearers will be close neighbors, Don Darlington, Joe Johnson, Dave Bowles and grandsons, David Canterbury, Robert Haynes and Gary Haynes.

"An opportunity to say good-bye to Mrs. Canterbury and share memories of her and offer condolences to the family may be between 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday night at the Dudley Memorial Mortuary.

"Flowers are accepted or memorial gifts may be given to the Virginia Avenue United Methodist Church or to any worthy cause.

"Dudley Memorial Mortuary in Bluefield, Va. is in charge of arrangements."


Ralph Kellis Canterbury Jr

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 169; submitted by Evelyn Canterbury, 313 Hillcrest Drive, Bluefeild,
VA.


Richard Norris Canterbury

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 169; submitted by Evelyn Canterbury, 313 Hillcrest Drive, Bluefeild,
VA.


Donald Ray Barton

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 166-167; "Evans and Alice Robinette Barton" article; submitted by
Brenda Barton, RT 1, Box 185, Vallscreek, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Vernon Miller; 29 Jan 2017.
" Donald Ray Barton
Birth 15 Jul 1957
Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Death 19 Jan 2017 (aged 59)
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Grandview Memory Gardens
Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Donald Ray Barton, age 59 of Princeton, WV died Thursday, January 19, 2017 at his home. He was born July 15, 1957 at Richlands, VA and was a son of the late Evans and Alice Robinette Barton. He was a 1975 Graduate of Big Creek High School and had worked for several years as a Coalminer with CONSOL; he was a member of the UMWA Local #2322 at Amonate, VA. Mr. Barton attended Conerstone Family Church in Princeton, WV. He was a man who loved to ride his Harley and play the guitar.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Anthony Ray Barton.

"Those who survive to cherish his memory include his wife, Mary Lou Barton; his daughter, Tara Alicia Barton Adkins and husband, Matthew of Charleston, WV; daughter-in-law, Jessica Williams Barton of Barboursville, WV; three sisters, Betty L. Mullins and husband, Carl of Grundy, VA, Dee-Dee and husband, Ken of Wytheville, VA and Debbie Tramel and husband, Darrell of Draper, VA; four grandchildren, Michael Anthony Adkins and Andrew Reid Adkins, both of Charleston, WV, James Tanner Beckett and Jared Ray Barton, both of Barboursville, WV; a host of other family members and friends also survive.

"Funeral Services for Donald Ray Barton will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, VA with Chaplain R.J. Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens and Bluefield, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 12:00 P.M. (noon) on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

"In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society: 230 Charwood Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210 or to the National Autism Association: One Park Ave. Suite 1, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

"Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA is serving the family of Mr. Barton and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com. "


Barbara Ethel Roberts

1. Grant Co, IN; Marriage License #94-012558; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Joseph Edward Gause; age 39; born in WV; divorced; 2 previous marriages, last one ended Sep
1993; 11th grade education; in construction; living at 1432 W 2nd St, Marion, IN; son of Robert E. and
P. JoAnn Gause; married on 7 Jun 1994 in Marion, IN; Barbara Ellen Addair; age 32; born in WV;
divorced; one previous marriage which ended in Apr 1993; housewife; 2 yrs college education; living
at 1432 W 2nd St, Marion, IN; daughter of Claude and Bessie Roberts.


Glen Ernest McCracken

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Glen Ernest "Ernie" McCracken, age 89, of Welch, went to be with the love of his life, surrounded by loving and dedicated family, Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Welch Community Hospital. Born July 26, 1930, in Meadowview, Va., he was the son of the late Harry Britton and Pearl Hagy McCracken. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a resident of Welch the past 54 years. He was of the Pentecostal faith, attended Meadowview High School and he was an avid lottery player. In 1993, Ernie retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad (formerly Norfolk and Western Railroad) after nearly 45 years of accident-free service, where he never missed one day of work. He was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 56 years, Nellie Francis "Granny Bud" McCracken in 2008. Survivors include one daughter, Debbie McCracken of Welch; one son, Jerry McCracken and fiancée Paula of, Rock Camp, WV; grandchildren, Timothy and Heather McCracken of Roanoke, Va., Wendy and Tito Sanchez-Ruiz of Kernersville, N.C., Nicholas and Molly Hicks of Bluefield, VA; great-grandchildren, Heather, Kayla, Cody, Tyshawn, Aiden, and Xander; and great great-grandchildren Asher and Simon; also the children he raised following his brother-in-law’s passing, Vicki, Christina, and Keri. Also left to treasure his memory are the girls at Pioneer Community Bank in Welch and the Welch Bantam Market. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 1 p.m. from the Forest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon, Va., with the Pastor Brian Patterson officiating. Burial will follow the service. A viewing will be held at Fanning Funeral Home in Welch, WV on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, where friends may call from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Online condolences may be sent to The McCracken Family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com.Fanning Funeral Home of Welch/War is serving The McCracken Family. Pallbearers will be grandsons and close family friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff "Bo Duke" Groseclose and Gene Allen Groseclose."


Alexander Altizer

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek Township, taken on 16 Jun 1900,
Page 81B, Family #155.
Listed as Alec Altizer, age 13, born in Sep 1886 in VA, in household of father, George Altizer.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1909); Page 182; WV Archives Web Site.
Alex Altizer; age 23; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; farmer; living at Yukon, WV; son of G.W. and
_______; married on 17 feb 1909 at George Altizer's; Jenny Boothe; age 18; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of S.S. and Sallie.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 262; WV Archives Web Site.
Alex altizer; age 35; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at War, WV; son of George
and Malisa; married on 2 Feb 1925 at War, WV; Dealie Dunford; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV;
widow; daughter of L. Maston and Mary.
4. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #12274; WV Archives Web Site.
Alex Altizer; age 67; born 17 Sep 1887 in Tazewell Co, VA; married; retired miner; SS#232-18-3879;
living at War, WV; son of George and Malissa (Sparks) Altizer; died 10 Oct 1954 in Bluefield
Sanitarium, bluefield, WC; due to septicemia; with acute pyelonephritis and ureteral calculus;
buried 13 Oct 1954 in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, informant, Mrs. Alex Altizer.


Della Mae Christian

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 187; WV Archives Web Site.
James Dunford; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at English, WV; son of
Wesley and Elizabeth Dunford; married on 10 Jan 1915 at English, WV; Della Christian; age 18;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Maston and Mary Christian.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 262; WV Archives Web Site.
Alex altizer; age 35; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at War, WV; son of George
and Malisa; married on 2 Feb 1925 at War, WV; Dealie Dunford; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV;
widow; daughter of L. Maston and Mary.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site.
"Delia Mae Christian Altizer
Birth 15 Sep 1899
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 26 Jan 1985 (aged 85)
War, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Woodlawn Memorial Park
Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia"
Additional Information Posted:
"Daughter of Masten and Mary Jane Hocks (sic, Hicks) Christian."