McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Hollie Thomas Kennedy Sr

1. Buchanan Co, VA; marriage License #32039; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Hollie Thomas Kennedy; age 23; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; never married; miner;
living at Bradshaw, McDowell Co, WV; son of Charlie and Ellie (Lester) Kennedy; married on
2 Sep 1939 at Grundy, VA; Celia Jane Mullins; age 21; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; never
married; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Andy and Laura (Muncey) Mullins.
2. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Hollie Thomas Kennedy
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 87
Birth Date: abt 1917
Death Date: 13 Jan 2004
Death Place: Russell, Virginia, USA
Certificate Number: 2004004820"


Celia Jane Mullins

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Horse Creek Eoad; taken 17 Apr 1930; Page
238A; Image 29 of 33; Family #235/239.
Listed as Celia Mullins; age 9; born in VA; in household of father, Andy Mullins.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #32039; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Hollie Thomas Kennedy; age 23; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; never married; miner;
living at Bradshaw, McDowell Co, WV; son of Charlie and Ellie (Lester) Kennedy; married on
2 Sep 1939 at Grundy, VA; Celia Jane Mullins; age 21; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; never
married; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Andy and Laura (Muncey) Mullins.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Celia Jane Kennedy
[Celia J Kennedy]
[Celia Jane Mullins]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1921
Birth Place: Buckhannon C, Virginia
Death Date: 10 Oct 2006
Father: Andy Mullins
Mother: Laria Muncy
SSN: 234863302
Notes: Aug 1968: Name listed as CELIA JANE KENNEDY; 20 Oct 2006: Name listed as CELIA J KENNEDY
4. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Celia Jane Kennedy
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 85
Birth Date: abt 1921
Death Date: 10 Oct 2006
Death Place: Russell, Virginia, USA
Certificate Number: 2006046122"


James Comodore Nichols Jr

1.1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Venus; Gary-Thorpe Road; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page
19B; Image 12 of 60; Family # 90/92.
Listed as James Nichols, Jr; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, james C. Nichols.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Commodore Nichols
Race: White
Age: 18
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Gary, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 30 Oct 1924
Residence Place: Gary, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 23 Dec 1942
Employer: Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard
Weight: 152
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 6
Next of Kin: Mr Dewey Adams
Household Members:
Name Relationship
James Commodore Nichols Self (Head)"
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Comodore Nichols Jr
[James C Nichols Jr]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 30 Oct 1924
Birth Place: Gary McDall, West Virginia
Death Date: 26 Feb 1995
Father: James C Nichols
Mother: Maggie Martin
SSN: 225288228
Notes: Jul 1941: Name listed as JAMES COMODORE NICHOLS JR;
14 Mar 1995: Name listed as JAMES C NICHOLS"
4. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Nichols
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 30 Oct 1924
Death Date: 26 Feb 1995
Cause of Death: Natural
SSN: 225288228
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 9 Oct 1943
Release Date 1: 24 Feb 1946"
5, FindAGrave,com Web Site; submitted by Patricia Heath; 1 Aug 2016.
" James Commodore Nichols, Jr
Birth 30 Oct 1924
Gary, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 26 Feb 1995 (aged 70)
Archdale, Randolph County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Floral Garden Memorial Park
High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina"

Additional Information Posted:
"James Commodore Nichols Jr. was born 30 Oct 1924 in Gary, McDowell Co., WV. He was s/o James Commodore Nichols Sr. & Maggie Martin.

"He married Ruth Elizabeth Sledge d/o Earlie Lee Sledge & Elizabeth M. Harvell 6 Feb 1948 in High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

"He died 26 Feb 1995 in Archdale, Randolph Co., NC. He was buried 1 Mar 1995 in Floral Garden Memorial Park in High Point, Guilford Co., NC."


John Franklin Mullins

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1959); Page 505; WV Archives Web Site.
John Franklin Mullens; age 25; born in Clay Co, WV; divorced; living at Otsego, WV; son of George
and Vernie Mullens; married on 14 Mar 1959 at Glen Fork, WV; Lettie Jean Browning; age 22; born
in Bartley, WV; single; living at Jesse, WV; daughter of Lawrence and Mandie Browning.
2. U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: John Franklin Mullins
Gender: Male
Death Age: 81
Birth Date: 19 Jun 1933
Birth Place: Clay County, WV
Residence Place: Turkey Creek, WV
Death Date: 3 Sep 2014
Burial Date: 8 Sep 2014
Burial Place: Clendenin, WV
Obituary Date: 9 Dec 2014
Parents: George Washington; Vernie Ramsey Mullins
Spouse: Lettie Jean Browning Mullins
Child: Billy Mullins
George Mullins
Barbara Stewart
Johnny Mullins
Darlene Mullins
Dina Shores
Mary Tilley
Siblings: Ted Mullins "
3. GenealogyBuff,com; Wyoming Co, WV; Collestion #67; Obits; Posted 28 Jan 2018.
"John Franklin Mullins, 81, of Turkey Creek, WV, passed away on September 3, 2014 at his home. He was born June 19, 1933 in Clay County, WV, a son of the late George Washington and Vernie Ramsey Mullins. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 41 years Lettie Jean Browning Mullins; a daughter Barbara Stewart; and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include three daughters Darlene Mullins and Dina Shores all of Skin Fork, and Mary Tilley of McGraws; three sons Billy Mullins of Glen Fork, George "Frankie" Mullins and Johnny Mullins all of Turkey Creek; a brother Ted Mullins of NC;13 grandchildren Theresa Hatfield, Jason Mullins, Jessica Morgan, Kasey Marie Mullins, Ashley Tilley, Justin Tilley, Dustin Tilley, Matthew Stewart, Shad Stewart, Stephanie Carter, Angelinia Shores, Daniel Ashley, Timothy Ashley; 15 great grandchildren; close friends Rodney and David Cook, and Dan Shadd; special friend Ledda Milam; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Monday September 8, 2014 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV, with Rev. Bill Goode officiating. He will be laid to rest in Mullins cemetery, Clendenin, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Lettie Jean Browning

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1959); Page 505; WV Archives Web Site.
John Franklin Mullens; age 25; born in Clay Co, WV; divorced; living at Otsego, WV; son of George
and Vernie Mullens; married on 14 Mar 1959 at Glen Fork, WV; Lettie Jean Browning; age 22; born
in Bartley, WV; single; living at Jesse, WV; daughter of Lawrence and Mandie Browning.


Malinda Hall

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 1 Jun 1900; Page 120A;
Family #18/18.
Listed as Malinda Hall; age 11; born in WV in Feb 1889; in household of father, Joseph Hall.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on ____; Page 217B;
Family #143/153.
Listed as Malinda Hall; age 20; born in WV; single; in household of father, Joseph Hall.


Drema Justice

1. "Raleigh Register"; Beckley, WV; Thursday Afternoon; 25 Jul 1968; Page 10.
"6 Couples Receive Marriage Licenses"
"Pineville -- The following marriage licenses have been issued in the Wyoming County clerk's office
during the past week
"Blane Ellis Hagerman, 18, of Oceana, son of Blane Hagerman and Stella Marie Deskins, and
Drema Justice, 18, of Brenton, daughter of Carl Justice and Leddie Blankenship..."
2. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Dreama Hagerman
Birth Date: 5 Apr 1950
Address: Hc 34
Residence Place: Lynco, West Virginia, USA
Zip Code: 24857


Theodore "Ted" Rakes

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1959); Page 296; WV Archives Web Site.
Theodore Rakes; age 19; born and living in Hemphill, WV; single; married on 7 Nov 1959 in
Hemphill, WV; Sarah Mae Rocchi; age 18; born in Roderfield, WV; single; living in Welch, WV; with
consent of Sarah Mae Rakes, mother of Theodore Rakes, father deceased; and Dora Mae Rocchi;
mother of Sarah Mae Rocchi, father deceased.
2. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #76-031300; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Theodore Rakes; age 36; born 23 Apr 1940 in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage;
2 yrs HS education; living at Box 144, Hemphill, WV; son of Charles Ellis and Sarah (Roberts) Rakes;
married on 17 Jul 1976 in Lebanon, VA; Shelia Elizabeth Potter; maiden name Bennett; age 28; born
6 Aug 1947 in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; this is her 3rd marriage; 1 yr HS education; living at Box
54, Hemphill, WV; daughter of Glynn Allen and Bertha (Sizemore) Bennett.
3. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #81-059554; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Theodore Rakes; age 41; born 23 Apr 1940 in WV; this is his first (sic, 2nd) marriage; 10th grade
education; living at Box 203, Hemphill, WV; son of Charles Ellis and Sarah Mae (Roberts) Rakes;
married on 12 Dec 1981 in Pembroke, VA; Linda Darlene Blackburn; agr 28; born 10 Jan 1953 in WV;
this is her 1st marriage (sic?); 10th grade education, GED; living at Box 122, Hemphill, WV; daughter
of Thomas Victor and Daisy Lee (Marinelli) Blackburn.
4. Douglas Mortuary, Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Theodore “Ted” Rakes, 79, of Welch passed away Friday, February 28, 2020 at his home.
Born April 23, 1940 in Welch he was the son of the late Charles Ellis Rakes and Sarah Mae Roberts Rakes. He was a resident of Welch the greater part of his life. He was a retired coalminer having worked for Cannelton Coal Co, Superior and Maple Meadows Coal Co. He was a former coal truck driver, and heavy equipment operator and line man for various construction companies. He loved watching NASCAR races.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son David Blackburn; a daughter Renee Blackburn; three sisters Carolyn Kidd, Mary Ann Rose and Priscilla Morgan; and a brother Gary Rakes.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Linda Darlene Blackburn Rakes of the home; four daughters, Dreama Lynn England Reed and husband Andy of Coal City, Lisa Blackburn of Welch, and Sonya and Sandi Rakes both of Christiansburg, VA; a sister, Patricia Mullins of Hemphill; a very special nephew, Butch Rakes of Bishop, VA whom he thought of as a son; and 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 3, at 11 a.m. in the Douglas Mortuary Chapel in Welch with the Reverend Danny Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Blackburn, Andy Reed, Drew Reed, Butch Rakes, Gary Rakes and Lacy Mullins.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at douglasmortuary.com."


Shelia Elizabeth Bennett

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 313; WV Archives Web Site.
Donald Lee Potter; age 18; born5 Dec 1946 in War, WV; single; no previous marriage; living at
Premier, WV; son of Alvery and Raney (Charles) Potter; married on 10 Apr 1965 at Roderfield, WV;
Shelia Elizabeth Bennett; age 17; born 6 Aug 1947 in Big Four, WV; single; no previous marriage;
living at Premier, WV; daughter of Glenn and Bertha (Sizemore) Bennett; with consent of Alvery and
Raney Potter, parents of Donald Lee Potter; and Glenn and Bertha Bennett, parents of Shelia
Elizabeth Bennett.
2. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #76-031300; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Theodore Rakes; age 36; born 23 Apr 1940 in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage;
2 yrs HS education; living at Box 144, Hemphill, WV; son of Charles Ellis and Sarah (Roberts) Rakes;
married on 17 Jul 1976 in Lebanon, VA; Shelia Elizabeth Potter; maiden name Bennett; age 28; born
6 Aug 1947 in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; this is her 3rd marriage; 1 yr HS education; living at Box
54, Hemphill, WV; daughter of Glynn Allen and Bertha (Sizemore) Bennett.