McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Garland Fredrick Hunt

1. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #9705; Ancestry.com Website.
Garland Fredrick Hunt; age 36; born in Tazewell Co, VA; divorced; on previous marriage; truck driver;
living at Shortts Gap, VA; son of Cavie and Verlie (Copley) Hunt; married on 15 Apr 1961 in Tazewell
Co, VA; Harriett Erma Bowman Christian; maiden name, Bowman; age 38; born at Henphill, WV;
divorced; one previous marriage; living at Shortts Gap, VA; daughter of Milton Taylor and Vida (Trent)
Bowman.
2. Virginia, U.S., Divorce Records, 1918-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
Name: Garland F Hunt
Gender: Male
Race: White
Divorce Age: 43
Birth Date: 20 Mar 1925
Marriage Date: 15 Apr 1961
Divorce Date: 27 Feb 1969
Divorce Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Spouse: Harriet Erma Bowman Christian
Certificate Number: 1969001579
Number of Children: 0"


Harriett Erma Bowman

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 247; WV Archives Web Site.
Charlie Christian; age 28; born and living in Roderfield, WV; widowed; married on 18 Sep 1943 in
Roderfield, WV; Erma Bowman; age 21; born and living in Roderfield, Single.
2. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #9705; Ancestry.com Website.
Garland Fredrick Hunt; age 36; born in Tazewell Co, VA; divorced; on previous marriage; truck driver;
living at Shortts Gap, VA; son of Cavie and Verlie (Copley) Hunt; married on 15 Apr 1961 in Tazewell
Co, VA; Harriett Erma Bowman Christian; maiden name, Bowman; age 38; born at Henphill, WV;
divorced; one previous marriage; living at Shortts Gap, VA; daughter of Milton Taylor and Vida (Trent)
Bowman.
3. Virginia, U.S., Divorce Records, 1918-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Harriet Erma Bowman Christian
Gender: Female
Race: White
Divorce Age: 45
Birth Date: Apr
[abt 1924]
Marriage Date: 15 Apr 1961
Divorce Date: 27 Feb 1969
Divorce Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Spouse: Garland F Hunt
Certificate Number: 1969001579
Number of Children: 0"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Liz Olmstead; 30 Nov 2010.
" Harriet E. Christian
Birth 17 Apr 1922
Death 7 May 1998 (aged 76)
Burial
Addison Christian Cemetery
Roderfield, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 62382774"


Harry Lee Carter

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "Daniel Reginald and Jennie Pearl Wagner Carter"; article; Page 116; submitted
by Dr. Thomas C. Hatcher, PO Box 185, War, WV 24892.


Lula Frances Dotson

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Eckman; E.D. 24-43; taken 3 Apr 1940;
Page 833A; Household #235.
Listed as Lula Francis Dotson; age 5; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, Samuel
Dotson.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Lula Frances Revels [Lula Frances Jenkins] [Lula Jenkins] [Lula Frances Dotson]
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1938
Birth Place: Eckman McDow, West Virginia [Eckman, West Virginia]
Death Date: 13 Sep 2006
Father:
Samuel Dotson
Mother:
Barbara Welling (sic, Wheeler)
SSN: 235627686
Notes: Jan 1957: Name listed as LULA FRANCES REVELS;
12 Feb 1979: Name listed as LULA FRANCES JENKINS;
12 Dec 2006: Name listed as LULA F JENKINS"


Cecil Lee Cline

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 178 and 179; "Cecil L. Cline" article; submitted by Cecil L, Cline, 3249
benica Ct, Naples, FL 34109.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 124; WV Archives Web Site.
Cecil Lee Cline; age 22; born and living at Mohawk, WV; single; married on 27 Mar 1953 at Panther,
WV; Shirley Jean Stacy; age 17; born and living in Panther, WV; single.
3. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #73-047367; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Cecil Lee Cline; age 43; born 3 May 1930 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; 5 yrs college
education; living at Box 5611, Huntington, WV; son of Leck and Lillian (Lester) Cline; married Shirley
Jean Clien; maiden name Stacy; age 37; born 10 Nov 1935 in WV; divorced; thus is her 2nd
marriage; 4 yrs college education; living at Box 5611, Huntington, WV; daughter of Hillard P. and
Nancy Elizabeth (Johnson) Stacy.
4. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #76-050122; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Cecil Lee Cline; age 46; born 3 May 1930 in WV; divorced; this is his 3rd marriage; 5 yrs college
education; living at 109 Parkway Dr, Huntington, WV; son of Leck and Lillian (Lester) Cline; married
on 26 Nov 1976 in Pearisburg, VA; Harriet Elaine Payne; maiden name, Neal; age 40; born 30 Oct
1936 in KY; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; 5 yrs college education; living at Box 411, Ashland,
KY; daughter of Earl Gordon and Ruth Virginia (Blankenship) Neal.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Robert C. Peurifoy; 18 Mar 2017.
" Cecil Lee Cline
Birth 3 May 1930
Mohawk, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 16 Mar 2017 (aged 86)
Mooresville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Lakeview Memorial Park
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"He was the third of twelve children born to the late Leck and Lillian Lester Cline.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William, Leonard, Bernard, Steve and Troy Cline; sisters, Thelma, Jean and Ruth.

"He served four years in the US Army and was a Purple Heart Veteran of the Korean War. After his discharge he attended The Ohio State University and fulfilled a boyhood dream of obtaining a degree in engineering. He did graduate work in Metallurgy at the University of Tennessee while employed at the Nuclear Weapons Plant at Oak Ridge. He was recruited by Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, California where he was instrumental in developing advanced manufacturing technology and procedures to resolve problems associated with the manufacture of the Air Force Agena spacecraft, the Navy Polaris Ballistic Weapons System, and the NASA Saturn 5 launch vehicle. He was a Project Engineer responsible for developing some of the manufacturing procedures for the Navy Deep Sea Rescue Vehicle (DSRV). As a result of his work in developing advanced manufacturing technology that was required in the space program, he often received invitations to address national meeting of various engineering groups. He wrote several technical articles that were published in engineering journals and rapidly gained a reputation as a top aerospace research engineer, though his employment by Lockheed, Cecil was under contract to the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center to develop some of the procedures that were used in the building of the giant Saturn V rocket, which was the launch vehicle for the Apollo 11 moon landing. He subsequently became an engineering manager for the Lockheed-Georgia Company, Marietta, Georgia. After leaving the aerospace industry, he was Production Manager for Dorsey Trailers, in Elba, Alabama and Assistant Works Manager for American Car and Foundry in Huntington, West Virginia. Cecil owned and operated businesses in Huntington, West Virginia and Marietta, Georgia. Cecil was a lifelong member of the Southern Baptist Church serving as a Sunday school teacher, Deacon, and chairman of various committees. He had a passion for serving with the NC Baptist Men Disaster Relief organization. He made two trips to Germany on a Baptist Men's project to build a church and one trip to Sri Lanka after the tsunami disaster. He was a founding member of Trinity Baptist Church of Mooresville, North Carolina. Cecil and his wife Rebecca, a native of Greensboro, moved from Naples, Florida to the Lake Norman area in 2000. "


Harriet Elaine Neal

1. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #76-050122; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Cecil Lee Cline; age 46; born 3 May 1930 in WV; divorced; this is his 3rd marriage; 5 yrs college
education; living at 109 Parkway Dr, Huntington, WV; son of Leck and Lillian (Lester) Cline; married
on 26 Nov 1976 in Pearisburg, VA; Harriet Elaine Payne; maiden name, Neal; age 40; born 30 Oct
1936 in KY; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; 5 yrs college education; living at Box 411, Ashland,
KY; daughter of Earl Gordon and Ruth Virginia (Blankenship) Neal.


William Elbert Bridgeman

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; taken 4 Apr 1930; Page 5A; Family #87/98.
Listed as William Bridgeman; age 12; born in WV; in household of mother, Irby Murray Bridgeman.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 182; WV Archives Website.
William Bridgeman; age 27; born in Blackwood, WV (sic, Black Wolf)); single; living at Anawalt, WV;
married on 21 Jul 1946 at Northfork, WV; Rose Bell; age 25; born and living in Anawalt, WV; single.
3. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Jay Kelly; 28 Dec 2007; maintained by Find a Grave.
" William Elbert Bridgeman
Birth 22 Aug 1918
Black Wolf, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 30 Nov 1977 (aged 59)
Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
Burial
Mount Comfort Cemetery
Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Plot 221-1
Memorial ID 23611435"

Additional Information Posted:
"Husband of Rose Bell Bridgeman

"Son of William E and Irby Murray Bridgeman

"Retired policeman at Washington National Airport"


Rose Bell Destefano

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 182; WV Archives Website.
William Bridgeman; age 27; born in Blackwood, WV (sic, Black Wolf)); single; living at Anawalt, WV;
married on 21 Jul 1946 at Northfork, WV; Rose Bell; age 25; born and living in Anawalt, WV; single.
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Jay Kelly; 28 Dec 2007; maintained by Find a Grave.
" Rose Bell Destefano Bridgeman
Birth 20 Feb 1922
West Virginia, USA
Death 26 Mar 1986 (aged 64)
Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
Burial
Mount Comfort Cemetery
Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Plot 221-2
Memorial ID 23611436"

Additional Information Posted:
"Daughter of Liberto and Sandra Calborato Destefano

"Wife of William E Bridgeman
Mother of William L Bridgeman"


Cecil Pershing Linkous

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; "In Loving Memory Of Cecil
Pershing Linlous"; Article; Page 176.
2. FindAGrave,com Website; submitted by Orval Hodges; 15 Aug 2013.
" Cecil Pershing Linkous
Birth 27 Jan 1919
Pylesville, Harford County, Maryland, USA
Death 18 Aug 1965 (aged 46)
War, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Grandview Memory Gardens
Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Show Map
Memorial ID 115517602"

Additional Information Posted:
"s/o John Tyler & Carrie Sue Whitt Linkous
h/o Helen "TuTu" Kelly Linkous"


Helen Louise Kelly

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; "In Loving Memory Of Cecil
Pershing Linlous"; Article; Page 176.
2. FindAGrave,com Website; submitted by Orval Hodges; 15 Aug 2013.
" Helen Louise “TuTu” Kelly Linkous
Birth 19 Jul 1919
Bristol, Washington County, Virginia, USA
Death 12 Aug 2013 (aged 94)
Iaeger, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Grandview Memory Gardens
Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Show Map
Memorial ID 115514267"

Additional Information Posted:
"d/o Gage Young & Elizabeth Bessie Gildersleeve Kelly
"w/o Cecil P. Linkous

"Helen "TuTu" Kelly Linkous

"Bluefield Daily Telegraph

"WAR — She is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil P. Linkous; parents, Elizabeth and Gage Kelly; sister, Elizabeth Buckberry and brother, Basil Kelly

"She was born in Bristol, VA, on July 19, 1919. She went to Wingate College in North Carolina where she was a cheerleader and graduated with a degree in education. She moved to War in 1939 and worked at the Draft Board for 2 years. The bulk of her working life was spent as a Nationwide Insurance Agent. She received numerous awards including the 1972 Columbus region Life Anniversary Award establishing a new company record. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church serving as the financial secretary for 48 years and member of the choir and WMU. She served as Grand Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star-Berwind Lodge. She also was very active in the PTAs at War Elementary, War Junior High and Big Creek High Schools. She was an avid supporter of the Big Creek High School Athletic Programs.

"The visitation will be held at the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in War, WV, Friday, August 16, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. The funeral will be at 12 noon with the Reverend Spencer Oxford officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA."