McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Earnest Hearl

1. 1920 Census, Washington Co, VA; North Fork District; Greendale Precinct; taken on 13 Jan 1920; Page 278A;
Image 11 of 23; Family #105/107.
Lited as Earnest Hearl; age 15; born in VA; in household of father, Milton H. Hearl.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; Oregon Spur Road; taken on 7 Apr 1930;
Page 252B; Image 12 of 21; Family # 89/114.
Listed as Earnest Hearl; age 25; born in VA; married at 22; loader in coal mine in household of mother, Mary
Ellen Hearl, with wife and child.


Irene

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; Oregon Spur Road; taken on 7 Apr 1930;
Page 252B; Image 12 of 21; Family # 89/114.
Listed as Irene Hearl; age 27; born in WV; married at 17; in household of mother-in-law, Mary Ellen Hearl,
with husband and child.


Faye Hearl

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; Oregon Spur Road; taken on 7 Apr 1930;
Page 252B; Image 12 of 21; Family # 89/114.
Listed as Faye Hearl; age 2 mons; born in WV; in household of grandmother, Mary Ellen Hearl, with parents.


William Venton Worley

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 390; WV Archives Web Site.
William Venton Worley; age 18; born 7 Oct 1946 in Welch, WV; single; no previous marriage; living
at Box 77, Superior, WV; son of William Albert and Louise (Peavley) Worley; married on 1 Aug 1965
in Welch, WV; Mary Catherine Branson; age 17; born 7 Sep 1947 in Roderfield, WV; single; no
previous marriage; living at Rt 2, Box 235, Welch, WV; daughter of Howard Daniel and Bertha Ruth
(Bright) Branson; with consent of Albert and Louise Worley, parents of William Venton Worley; and
Howard and Ruth Branson, parents of Mary Catherine Branson.


Mary Catherine Branson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 390; WV Archives Web Site.
William Venton Worley; age 18; born 7 Oct 1946 in Welch, WV; single; no previous marriage; living
at Box 77, Superior, WV; son of William Albert and Louise (Peavley) Worley; married on 1 Aug 1965
in Welch, WV; Mary Catherine Branson; age 17; born 7 Sep 1947 in Roderfield, WV; single; no
previous marriage; living at Rt 2, Box 235, Welch, WV; daughter of Howard Daniel and Bertha Ruth
(Bright) Branson; with consent of Albert and Louise Worley, parents of William Venton Worley; and
Howard and Ruth Branson, parents of Mary Catherine Branson.


Clara Hall

1. 1920 Census, Martin Co, KY; Lick Branch District; Precinct #2; taken on 29 Jan 1920; Page 180A;
Image 12 of 16; Family #98/98.
Listed as Clara Hall; age 3; born in KY; in household of father, A.J.. Hall.
2. 1930 Census, Martin Co, KY; Lick Branch District #2; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 195A;
Image 15 of 21; Family #104/114.
Listed as Clara Hall; age 14; born in KY; in household of father, Andrew J. Hall.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Clara Gullett
[Clara Duncan]
[Clara Hall]
SSN: 236520110
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 17 Jul 1916
Birth Place: Jobe KY Martin, Kentucky
[Jobe Martin, West Virginia]
Death Date: 5 Apr 2001
Father: Andy Hall
Mother: Betty Muncy
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Jul 1951: Name listed as CLARA GULLETT; Jun 1963: Name listed as CLARA DUNCAN
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Tazewell Co, VA; submitted by
Tom Gullett; 30 Sep 2010.
Clara Hall Duncan; born 16 (differs from SS record) Jul 1916 in Inez, Martin Co, KY; died 5 Apr 2001
in Bear, New Castle Co, DE; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


Joe Harrison Smith

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by James Archer; 31 Jul 2011.
" Joe H Smith
Birth 30 Oct 1922
Death 4 Jun 1987 (aged 64)
Burial
Mount Zion Church Cemetery
Marion, Smyth County, Virginia, USA "


Evelyn Simms

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Evelyn Sims Smith
[Evelyn Simms]
[Evelyn Smith]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 30 Oct 1920
Birth Place: Pageton, West Virginia
[Pageton|]
Death Date: Nov 1978
Claim Date: 6 Dec 1975
Father: Steve S Simms
Mother: Pauline J Simms
SSN: 224185763
Signature on SSN Card: Evelyn Smith
Relationship of Signature: Signature name differs from NH’s name.
Notes: Jul 1930: Name listed as EVELYN SIMS SMITH;
Sep 1938: Name listed as EVELYN SIMMS;
04 Dec 1975: Name listed as EVELYN SMITH"
2. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Evelyn Sims Smith
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 57
Birth Date: 30 Oct 1921
Death Date: 21 Nov 1978
Death Place: Marion, Smyth, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 30 Nov 1978
Father: Steve Sims
Mother: Pauline Sims Sims
Spouse: Joe H Smith
Military Status: none"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by James Archer; 31 Jul 2011.
" Evelyn Simms Smith
Birth 10 Oct 1921
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 21 Nov 1978 (aged 57)
Burial
Mount Zion Church Cemetery
Marion, Smyth County, Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Daughter of Steve Shelton Sims ( b. 1896) and Josie Pauline Sims (b. 1906). She was the grand-daughter of brothers James Levi Simms (and Katherine Lawrence) and William Robert Sims (and Nancy Jane Ellis). She was the great-granddaughter of Nancy Mayes Simms."


Andrew Gordon "Gordy" Belcher

1. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV...", page 97.
First married Ollie Scarberry, daughter of Jubal Jehu and Rhoda Lambert
Scarberry. Second, Dorthy Lambert.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 90B, Family 70.
Listed as Andrew G. Belcher, age 17, born in Jun 1880, in household of
father, Andrew Belcher.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1901); Page 12; WV Archives Web Site.
Andy G. Belcher; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Norwood, WV; son of
Andy and Sarah Ann; married on 26 Jun 1901 in McDowell Co, WV; Ollie Scarberry; age 23; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Jube and Rhoda.


Deoatha Lambert

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Orval Hodges; 12 Apr 2014.
" Deoatha Lambert Belcher
Birth 14 Jan 1901
Crumpler, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 26 Sep 1939 (aged 38)
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Crumpler Cemetery
Crumpler, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"d/o David Lincoln Grant & Mary Susan Bailey Lambert
w/o A. G. Belcher"


Earl Cecil Belcher Jr

1. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #13499; WV Archives Web Site.
Earl Cecil Belcher, Jr; age 3 1/2 days; born 15 Sep 1949 at Rt #3, Bluefield, WV; living at Box 546,
Rt # 3, Bluefield, WV; son of Earl Cecil and Okla Pauline (Fowler) Belcher; died 19 Sep 1949 at rural
Rock, WV; due to congenital atelectasis; buried 20 Sep 1949 in Belcher Cemetery.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Valerie Neal; 14 Feb 2016.
" Earl Cecil Belcher, Jr
Birth 15 Sep 1949
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Death 18 Sep 1949 (aged 3 days)
Rock, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
New Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"


Alfred Paul Blankenship Jr

1. FindAGrave,com Web Site; submitted by Beverly Aker; 27 May 2008.
" Alfred P. Blankenship, Jr
Birth 4 Mar 1932
Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 26 Apr 2008 (aged 76)
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Blankenship Family Cemetery
Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA"

Additional Information Posted:
"WELCH — Alfred P. Blankenship Jr., age 76, of Jr Poca section of Welch, died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Sunbridge Pine Lodge in Beckley.
Born March 4, 1932, in Panther, he was the son of the late Alfred P. Blankenship Sr. and Dora Whitt Blankenship.
He was a resident (Jr Poca) Welch the greater part of his life. A veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was of the Protestant Faith. A retired mining electrician and member of the U.M.W.A. He spent his retirement with his son and little Buddy working on trucks and motors as well as helping with local baseball and football.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Tennison and Richard Blankenship, Mike, James and John Christian; two sisters, Bernice Kezcen and Lorraine Lockhart.
Survivors include one son, Mike Boomer Blankenship of Welch; one daughter-in-law, Kristy Blankenship of Princeton; one brother, Douglas Blankenship of Youngstown, Ohio; three grandchildren, Charles Michael, Jordon Leigh, Hannah Ann Blankenship, all of Princeton.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch with Elder Arthur Short, Elder John R. Justice and Elder Kermit Lester, officiating.
Burial will follow at Family Cemetery at Ikes Fork Hollow in Wyoming County.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the Blankenship family."


Mike "Boomer" Blankenship

1. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Mike “Boomer” Blankenship, 48, of Welch passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in Welch.
"Born June 28, 1970 in Welch he was the son of Bobbie Jean Caskey Day of Tazewell, VA., and the late Alfred Paul Blankenship, Jr. He was a 1988 graduate of Mount View High School and attended Bluefield State College. He was a truck driver, and an avid Harley rider.
"In addition to his father he was preceded in death by two brothers, Terry and Jimmy Mitchem.
"In addition to his mother he is survived by a son, Michael Blankenship and wife Veneford of Rocky Mount, NC; two daughters, Jordan Blankenship and husband Justin Courtney of Huntington, and Hannah Blankenship of Princeton; three brothers, Edward Mitchem of Columbia, TN, Joey Mitchem of Pensacola, FL and Carson Mitchem of Sissionville, WV; two sisters, Trudy Mitchem of Tazewell and Bethany Riddle of Bristol, TN; two grandchildren, Lexi and Graci Thomason of Princeton; special nephews and niece, Derrick Mitchem, Jarrod Riddle and Ashley Clemmons.
"A memorial service to honor his life will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. in the Douglas Mortuary Chapel in Welch.
"Friends may visit with the family from 3-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
"The Douglas Mortuary of Welch is serving the family."