Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Howard Blackburn Belcher

1. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, "Floyd and
Annie Scarberry" article, page 97.
Annie Scarberry, daughter of Jubal Jehu and Rhoda Lambert Scarberry, married
Floyd Belcher. Their children were: Ethel Rosetta (2 Apr 1970-23 Jul 1895,
married in 1919 Warren Eugene Suiter); Jesse Mae (10 Apr 1903, married on 15
Nov 1923 George Walter McArdle); Hazel Belle (29 Jul 1905- 4 Nov 1993,
married on 5 Apr 1931 James Russell Miles); George Herman (1908-1909);
Howard Blackburn (31 oct 1912-31 Mar 1979, married Lucille Thomas); Myrtle
Margaret (2 Nov 1915, married 4 Jan 1936 James Roberts); Mary Marie (2 Nov
1915, married 4 Jan 1839 John Edward Stafford); Joseph Warren (7 May 1918-24
Sep 1976, married Sadie Reynolds 10 Apr 1919-21 Sep 1980) and Floyd, Jr. (18
Oct 1920-18 May 1965, married first Mary Panis, second Beradeen Wheeler.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Four; taken on 9 Jan 1920; Page 16B;
Family #284/299.
Listed as Howard Belcher; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Floyd D. Belcher.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 114; WV Archives Web Site.
Howard Belcher; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; dairyman; living at Big Four, WV; son of
Floyd and Annie; married on 11 Oct 1933 at Eckman, WV; Lucille Thomas; age 21; born in ______;
single; living in Maitland, WV; daughter of Charles and Mary.


Lucille Thomas

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 114; WV Archives Web Site.
Howard Belcher; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; dairyman; living at Big Four, WV; son of
Floyd and Annie; married on 11 Oct 1933 at Eckman, WV; Lucille Thomas; age 21; born in ______;
single; living in Maitland, WV; daughter of Charles and Mary.


Bettie Sue Allen

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Rolfe Road; taken 18 Apr 1930; Page 34B;
Image 42 of 45; Family #407/420.
Listed as Bettie S. Allen; age 11 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Cecil Allen.
2. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Bettie Sue Allen Farris
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 41
Birth Date: 16 May 1929
Marriage Registration Place: Russell, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 23 May 1970
Marriage Place: Lebanon, Virginia, USA
Father: Cecil Allen
Mother: Sessie Blankenship
Spouse: William Lewis Robinson"
3. Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service; Southport, NC; Posted Obit.
"Bettie Sue Robinson
"May 16, 1929 - January 9, 2020
"Bettie Sue Robinson was born on May 16, 1929 and passed away on January 9, 2020 in
WILMINGTON, North Carolina."
4. Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, WV; Posted Obit.
"Bettie A. Robinson, 90 of Oak Island, NC, formerly of Vienna, and Welch, WV, died on January 9, 2020 after suffering a stroke.

"Bettie is survived by her daughter, Debbie Atwell (William) and grand-daughter, Elizabeth Brumley (Justin), and great grandson, Atwell; several nephews, nieces and grand nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sessie Blankenship Ranzo and Frank Ranzo (Franco Giallorenzo) of Welch, WV and husband, William L. Robinson, Vienna, WV; sisters (Lillian and Geneva) and brothers (Douglas and Jack).

"Bettie was born on May 16, 1929 in Welch, WV to a mother from one of the early pioneer families in the area and an Italian emigrant. She lived on the farm learning the techniques of farming and animal husbandry during the Great Depression. When she was a teenager, her family bought a dairy farm in New York and she moved there with them. Returning to Welch, she graduated from Welch High School and worked as a clerical aid and secretary. After marrying she moved to Pulaski, Virginia with her husband and daughter. There she worked in the Tax Office of the Pulaski County Court House. After returning to Welch, she married Bill Robinson and worked at the Foremost Milk Company until its headquarters moved to Bristol, TN. She then worked in administration at the McDowell County Jail. After retiring she relocated to Vienna, WV to be near her daughter and granddaughter. She was a long-serving volunteer at St Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg, WV and was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, WV. She frequently attended United Methodist Churches in the Oak Island/Southport area.

"She was proud of her native state, studying its history and its people. She subscribed to several publications about the state: Goldenseal, the magazine of West Virginia traditional life, Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, and The official West Virginia Page for OnlyInYourState.
Bettie was very fond of art glass especially art glass made in West Virginia. She collected several pieces and enjoyed learning and sharing the history of the glass factories in West Virginia. Bettie enjoyed photography and was an avid photographer, documenting the many changes in rural settings of the areas she visited.

"She was a very special and loving person who ensured that those she met were special too. She will be greatly missed but the love that she brought to all will live on.

A Celebration of Bettie's life will be held Friday January 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Roselawn Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Timothy Allen officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00PM-2:00PM on Friday at the funeral home.

"In lieu of flowers, memorial donations of sympathy may be made in Bettie's name to the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

"Roselawn Funeral Home 450 Courthouse Rd in Princeton is serving the Robinson Family"


Drema Dalene Woods

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Drema Woods Graham"; Article; Page 153; submitted by Jody Woods,
Newhall, WV 24866.
2. "aumanyates Family Tree"; Posted by CarolynYates4828; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Drema Darlene Woods
Birth 7 FEB 1957 • Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Death 14 OCTOBER 2015"


Jody William Woods

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Drema Woods Graham"; Article; Page 153; submitted by Jody Woods,
Newhall, WV 24866.


Raleigh Cloyd Stinson

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009: LDS Web Site.
"Name Raleigh Cloyd Stinson
Residence Date 01 Jul 1993-01 Jan 2009
Residence Place Avondale, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 28 Oct 1941
Phone Number..."
"Phone Number Recorded Date 01 Jan 2009
Address 54 PO Box
Address Continued Avondale, West Virginia 24811
Address Date 01 Jul 1993-01 Jan 2009
2nd Address 554 Po Box
2nd Address Continued Avondale, West Virginia 24811
2nd Address Date 01 Oct 1988..."
2. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
R.C. Stinson; born 28 Oct 1941; died 6 Feb 1996; last residence, Avondale, McDowell Co, WV;
SS#234-64-1120; card issued in WV in 1957-58.


Virgie Ellen Waldron

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009: LDS Web Site.
"Name Virgie Ellen Stinson
Residence Date 01 Jan 1993-01 Jan 2009
Residence Place Avondale, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 02 Jan 1943
Phone Number..."
"Phone Number Recorded Date 01 Jan 2009
Address 54 PO Box
Address Continued Avondale, West Virginia 24811
Address Date 01 Jan 1993-01 Jan 2009
2nd Address 554 PO Box
2nd Address Continued Avondale, West Virginia 24811
2nd Address Date 01 Oct 1988..."


Ira Dale Acord

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 42; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Dale Acord; age 20; born and living at Glen Fork, WV; single; son of Walter and Thelma
Acord; married on 11 Oct 1955 at Glen Fork, WV; Mary Alice Perdue; age 19; born and living
in Pineville, WV; single; daughter of Fred and Dorothy Perdue.
2. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Ira Dale Acord, 82, of Glen Fork, went home to be with Our Lord and Savior on Friday, March 30, 2018, after succumbing to a long illness in his earthly home.

"He was a member of the Glen Fork Baptist Temple.

"Dale served in the Unites States Navy from 1953-1956 during the Korean War, serving on the USS Macon and USS Layte.

"He was a coal miner at Kopperston Mining for many years until becoming disabled.

"Dale always loved car racing. In his youth, he participated in drag racing and won many trophies. He was a NASCAR fan, and always rooted for Dale Earnhardt. He was extremely knowledgeable about the mechanics of a car and was known to diagnose a car problem after a description from the owner, when other mechanics had tried and failed to repair it.

"He was born September 24, 1935 in Glen Fork, WV, to the late Walter and Thelma (Adkins) Acord. He was preceded in death by his four brothers: Harold, Charlie, Earl, and Roger. He is survived by his sister, Mabel “Pat” Lambert.

"Also left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Alice (Perdue) Acord; four daughters, Kim (Duane) Browning of Lynco, Cathy (Willie Gene) Graham of MacArthur, Tammy (Ronnie) Ashmore of Bolt, and Lisa (Dan Riffle) Acord of St. Albans; ten grandchildren: Jessica (Michael) Goodson, Jason Browning, Jennifer Browning, Hailey Browning, Ashton Browning, Abby Browning, Joshua Graham, Cody Graham, Eddie Mullens, Tarrin Mullens; and four great-grandchildren: Lexie Chandler, Hayden Browning, Sarah Browning, and Derick Goodson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many good friends.

"A memorial service will be held at 1pm, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Evans-Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, 1081 Cook Parkway Oceana. Services will be officiated by Dale’s nephews, Rev. Randy Acord and Rev. Ronnie Acord. Friends may gather with the family from 12 noon until time of memorial service."


Mary Alice Perdue

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 42; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Dale Acord; age 20; born and living at Glen Fork, WV; single; son of Walter and Thelma
Acord; married on 11 Oct 1955 at Glen Fork, WV; Mary Alice Perdue; age 19; born and living
in Pineville, WV; single; daughter of Fred and Dorothy Perdue.


George W. "Willie" Bailey

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1931); Page 17; Line #33; WV Archives Web Site.
Willie Bailey; age 21; born in WV; single; living in Oakvale, WV; married on 25 Jul 1931 in Princeton,
WV; Willie Thomas; age 17; born in WV; single; living at Willowron, WV.


Willie Gertrude Thomas

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1931); Page 17; Line #33; WV Archives Web Site.
Willie Bailey; age 21; born in WV; single; living in Oakvale, WV; married on 25 Jul 1931 in Princeton,
WV; Willie Thomas; age 17; born in WV; single; living at Willowron, WV.