McDowell and Wyoming Co WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Bernie Verlin Lawrence

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 29/30 Apr 1910, Page 247A, Family #185.
Listed as Bernie Lawrence, age 4, born in WV, in household of father, George W. Lawrence.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 23/24/25 Jan 1920, Page 211B, Family #124.
Listed as Burnie V. Lawrence, age 13, born in WV, in household of father, George W. Lawrence.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 375; WV Archives Web Site.
Burnie Laurence; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Trent, WV; son of ______; married on
27 May 1926 at Clearfork, WV; Susie Trent; age 16; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Trent, WV;
daughter of _______.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 116; WV Archives Web Site.
Bernie Verlin Lawrence; age 26; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living in Simon, WV; son of George and Vicie
Lawrence; married on 27 Aug 1933 at Simon, WV; Maggie Pearl Hatfield; age 18; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Guyan, WV; daughter of Robert and Nancy Hatfield.


Maggie Pearl Hatfield

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 2/3 Feb 1920,
Page 214B, Family #175.
Listed as Maggie P. Hatfield, age 5, born in WV, in household of father,
Robert W. Hatfield.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 174B,
Family #176/178.
Listed as Maggie Hatfield, age 15, born in WV; in household of father, Robert W. Hatfield.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 116; WV Archives Web Site.
Bernie Verlin Lawrence; age 26; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living in Simon, WV; son of George and Vicie
Lawrence; married on 27 Aug 1933 at Simon, WV; Maggie Pearl Hatfield; age 18; born in Wyoming Co,
WV; living at Guyan, WV; daughter of Robert and Nancy Hatfield.


Wallace Creed Riffe

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 30 Nov 2011; Newspaper Obit.
"ROSEDALE, Va. — Mr. Wallace Creed Rife, age 89, of Rosedale, Va., passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born in Jolo, W.Va. and was the son of the late Joseph Critton "Joda" and Amanda Wimmer Rife. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a disabled miner from Jewell Ridge Coal Corporation. He was a member of UMWA Local #7327 District 17 Jewell Valley, Va. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran having served in the European Theater. He was of the Pentecostal faith and attended the Pisgah Pentecostal Church prior to his illness. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lula Dotson Rife; one daughter, Laura Ilene Rife; two sisters, Gertrude Rife and Gay Hale; and three brothers, Ondas, Willard, and John Ulyess Rife.

"Survivors are his wife, Ruby Davis Rife; three daughters, Janice Street and husband, Joe of Abingdon, Va., Doris Rife Crawford of Raleigh, N.C., Glenda Jackson and husband, Jim of Pounding Mill, Va.; three sons, Jackie Rife and wife, Patricia of Cedar Bluff, Va., Larry Rife and wife, Sandra of Pounding Mill, Va., Jerry Rife, and wife, Liz of Pounding Mill, Va.; three brothers, Otto Rife of Pineville, W.Va., Hassell Rife of Gary, W.Va., and Ray Rife of Mocksville, N.C.; fifteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

"Funeral services for Wallace Creed Rife will be conducted Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands, Va. with the Reverend Mike Altizer, the Reverend Ancil Childress, and the Reverend Charlie McGlothlin officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery on Pea Patch near Whitewood, Va. Pallbearers will be Larry Street Jr., Steven Crawford, Bryon Jackson, Andrew Guerriero, Joseph Guerriero, Eli Sargent, Hunter Sargent, Brandon Olmstead, and Ronnie Shinault. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Clint Sutherland, Randy Asbury, and Sam Barnette. Friends may call after 6:00 p.m., Friday evening at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Va. ... "


Wallace Creed Riffe

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 30 Nov 2011; Newspaper Obit.
"ROSEDALE, Va. — Mr. Wallace Creed Rife, age 89, of Rosedale, Va., passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born in Jolo, W.Va. and was the son of the late Joseph Critton "Joda" and Amanda Wimmer Rife. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a disabled miner from Jewell Ridge Coal Corporation. He was a member of UMWA Local #7327 District 17 Jewell Valley, Va. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran having served in the European Theater. He was of the Pentecostal faith and attended the Pisgah Pentecostal Church prior to his illness. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lula Dotson Rife; one daughter, Laura Ilene Rife; two sisters, Gertrude Rife and Gay Hale; and three brothers, Ondas, Willard, and John Ulyess Rife.

"Survivors are his wife, Ruby Davis Rife; three daughters, Janice Street and husband, Joe of Abingdon, Va., Doris Rife Crawford of Raleigh, N.C., Glenda Jackson and husband, Jim of Pounding Mill, Va.; three sons, Jackie Rife and wife, Patricia of Cedar Bluff, Va., Larry Rife and wife, Sandra of Pounding Mill, Va., Jerry Rife, and wife, Liz of Pounding Mill, Va.; three brothers, Otto Rife of Pineville, W.Va., Hassell Rife of Gary, W.Va., and Ray Rife of Mocksville, N.C.; fifteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

"Funeral services for Wallace Creed Rife will be conducted Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands, Va. with the Reverend Mike Altizer, the Reverend Ancil Childress, and the Reverend Charlie McGlothlin officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery on Pea Patch near Whitewood, Va. Pallbearers will be Larry Street Jr., Steven Crawford, Bryon Jackson, Andrew Guerriero, Joseph Guerriero, Eli Sargent, Hunter Sargent, Brandon Olmstead, and Ronnie Shinault. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Clint Sutherland, Randy Asbury, and Sam Barnette. Friends may call after 6:00 p.m., Friday evening at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Va. ... "


Ruby Elva Day

1. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Hurricane District; E.D. 14-8; taken on 8 May 1940' Page 251A;
Image 27 of 82; Household #182.
Listed as Ruby Day; age 8; born in VA; 1st grade education; not attending school; lived in Buchanan Co, VA on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Ira Day.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #12537; Ancestry. cam Web Site.
Thomas Albert Davis; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; never married; living at Lex, WV; son of
Elmer Luther and Mary Belle (Payne) Davis; married on 3 May 1951 in Buchanan Co, VA; Ruby Elva Day;
age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; never married; clerk; living at Jolo, WV; daughter of Ira and Loretta
(Rife) Day.
3. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Ruby Day Davis Rife, 86, of Rosedale, VA, went home to be with the Lord on August 29, 2017, at Bristol Regional Medical Center, after a long illness. Born July 04, 1931 at Paynesville, WV, to the late Ira and Loretta Rife Day; she was a long time member of the Church of God. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband, Tom Davis and sonsLarry and Gary Davis; second husband Wallace Creed Rife and son Jerry L. Rife. She is also preceded in death by one brother, James Elmer Day, four sisters Joyce Day, Hazel Day, RuthDay and Emojean Bond. Survivors include brothers Junior, Tommy, Johnny, Terry, and Bobby Day of Elkton, MD and Mack Day of Beckley, WV; Sisters Phyllis Scarberry and Shirley Cordill of Elkton, MD and Jaquetta Puckett of Hillsville, VA; and several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by special friends Sally Herron, Judy Hess, Doris Crawford, Jackie Rife, and God-son Randy Asbury. Funeral service will be held Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Old Country Church in Raysal, WV, with Pastor Mike Altizer officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 to 1:00 pm. Interment will follow the service at Simeon L. Payne Cemetery on Keen Ridge Road, Paynesville, WV. ..."


Thomas Albert Davis

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #12537; Ancestry. cam Web Site.
Thomas Albert Davis; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; never married; living at Lex, WV; son of
Elmer Luther and Mary Belle (Payne) Davis; married on 3 May 1951 in Buchanan Co, VA; Ruby Elva Day;
age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; never married; clerk; living at Jolo, WV; daughter of Ira and Loretta
(Rife) Day.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Death Certificate #89-026264; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Thomas A. Davis; age 59; born 15 Jul 1929 in WV; married; husband of Ruby Day; coal miner; living at Box 208,
Jolo, WV; son of Elmer Luther and Mary Belle (Payne) Davis; died 1 Jul 1989 in Buchanan General Hospital,
Grundy, VA; due to cardiopulmonary arrest from carcinomatosis; metastatic cancer of lung, brain and bone;
buried in Simeon L. Payne Cemetery, near Paynesville, WV.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Thomas Albert Davis
[Thomas A Davis]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 15 Jul 1929
Birth Place: Lex McDowell, West Virginia
Death Date: 1 Jul 1989
Father: Luther E Davis
Mother: Mary B Payne
SSN: 235381299
Notes: Jun 1943: Name listed as THOMAS ALBERT DAVIS; 12 Jul 1989: Name listed as THOMAS A DAVIS"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Simeon L. Payne Cemetery on Keen Ridge Road in Pay; submitted by
Professional Family Tree; 1 Oct 2008.
Thomas A. Payne; born 15 Jul 1929; died 1 jul 1989; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


Ruby Elva Day

1. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Hurricane District; E.D. 14-8; taken on 8 May 1940' Page 251A;
Image 27 of 82; Household #182.
Listed as Ruby Day; age 8; born in VA; 1st grade education; not attending school; lived in Buchanan Co, VA on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Ira Day.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #12537; Ancestry. cam Web Site.
Thomas Albert Davis; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; never married; living at Lex, WV; son of
Elmer Luther and Mary Belle (Payne) Davis; married on 3 May 1951 in Buchanan Co, VA; Ruby Elva Day;
age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; never married; clerk; living at Jolo, WV; daughter of Ira and Loretta
(Rife) Day.
3. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Ruby Day Davis Rife, 86, of Rosedale, VA, went home to be with the Lord on August 29, 2017, at Bristol Regional Medical Center, after a long illness. Born July 04, 1931 at Paynesville, WV, to the late Ira and Loretta Rife Day; she was a long time member of the Church of God. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband, Tom Davis and sonsLarry and Gary Davis; second husband Wallace Creed Rife and son Jerry L. Rife. She is also preceded in death by one brother, James Elmer Day, four sisters Joyce Day, Hazel Day, RuthDay and Emojean Bond. Survivors include brothers Junior, Tommy, Johnny, Terry, and Bobby Day of Elkton, MD and Mack Day of Beckley, WV; Sisters Phyllis Scarberry and Shirley Cordill of Elkton, MD and Jaquetta Puckett of Hillsville, VA; and several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by special friends Sally Herron, Judy Hess, Doris Crawford, Jackie Rife, and God-son Randy Asbury. Funeral service will be held Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Old Country Church in Raysal, WV, with Pastor Mike Altizer officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 to 1:00 pm. Interment will follow the service at Simeon L. Payne Cemetery on Keen Ridge Road, Paynesville, WV. ..."


Ira Day Sr

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 25 Apr 1910, 69A,
Family #71.
Listed as Ira Day, age 1 yr, 9 months, born in WV, in household of father,Thomas J. Day.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 8/9 Jan 1920, Page 214A,
Family #3.
Listed as Ira Day, age 11, born in WV, in household of father, Thomas J. Day.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Turkey Branch Road; taken on 2 Apr 1930;
Page 241A; Image 1 of 51; Family #8/8.
Listed as Ira Day; age 21; born in WV; married at 19; farmer; head of household.
4. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Hurricane District; E.D. 14-8; taken on 8 May 1940' Page 251A;
Image 27 of 82; Household #182.
Listed as Ira Day; age 30; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in Buchanan Co, VA on
1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.
5. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ira Day
Gender: Male
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: McDowell, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 7 Jun 1908
Residence: Rowe, Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 1940
Occupation: Crystal Block Coal And Coke Co.
Weight: 162
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 9
Next of Kin: Mary Day
Relationship to Draftee: Wife
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Ira Day Self (Head)
Mary Day Wife"
6. Tom Day Cemetery, Bradshaw Mtn, McDowell Co, WV.
Ira Day, Sr; born on 7 Jun 1908; died on 22 Jan 1966; "In Memory of the Day Family"
7. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 25 Jan 1966; Newspaper Obit.
"Ira Day, 57, formerly of Bradshaw, died Saturday in Elkton, Md., where he resided for the past 10 years.
"Survivors include his wife Mrs. Sarah Stiltner Day; five daughters, Mrs. Ruby Davis of Menter, Ohio, Mrs.
Emojean Bond, Mrs. Phyllis Scarbury, Mrs. Shirley Cardwell and Jacquetis Day of Elkton; six sons, Ira Day,
Jr., Mack, Johnnie, Terry, Tommy and Bobby Day of Elkton; two sisters Mrs. Jane Osborne of Elkton and Mrs.
Octavia McClanahan of Florida; one brother, Jack Day of Elkton; eight gandchildren.
"Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Grapevine Church of Christ near Iaeger, with Rev.
Richard Kennedy offigating. Burial will follow in Day Cemetery on Bradshaw Mountain.
"The body will be taken to the residence of Mrs. Mary Belle Davis of Beartown Wednesday afternoon.
Fanning Funeral Home of Iaeger is in charge of arrangements"


Loretta "Rettie" Riffe

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Turkey Branch Road; taken on 2 Apr 1930;
Page 241A; Image 1 of 51; Family #8/8.
Listed as Retta Day; age 17; born in WV; married at 15; in household of husband, Ira Day.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Rife Cemetery, Slate, Buchanan Co, VA; submitted by
Carolyn Goddard; 3 Dec 2007; maintained by Clifford Edsel Miller.
Rettie Riffe Day; born in 1912; died in 1932; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Ruth Day

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Turkey Branch Road; taken on 2 Apr 1930;
Page 241A; Image 1 of 51; Family #8/8.
Listed as Ruth Day; age 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Ira Day.
2. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Hurricane District; E.D. 14-8; taken on 8 May 1940' Page 251A;
Image 27 of 82; Household #182.
Listed as Ruth Day; age 10; born in WV; 1st grade education; not attending school; lived in Buchanan Co, VA on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Ira Day.