McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


George Dee Lester

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"George Dee Lester, 87 of Steeles,WV, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 24, 2017. Mr. Lester was born May 5, 1930, in Iaeger, WV, the son of the late Pinehill Lester and Alcie Blankenship Lester. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family and was a member of the Church of Christ at Iaeger, WV. He was a retired coal miner and avid gardener. Those who had the pleasure of knowing George knew how he loved his garden. He was known for always having a joke to tell, always had a smile on his face. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Lola Jean Steele Lester and a son Steve Lester in 1980. He was also preceded by 2 brothers Woody and Eula and three sisters Della, Etta, and Virgie. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter Randel (Janice) Richmond of Daniels, WV; sons Jerry Lester of Inman, SC and Michael (Melissa) Lester of Beckley WV; four grandchildren, Kevin (Missy) Dodson, Stone Lester, Chelsie Lester and Stevie (Jonetta) Lester; three great grandchildren, Taylor Dodson, Layla Lester and Cameron Lester; and a very special niece, Patsy Woolum. Funeral services will be conducted Monday August 28th, 2017 at 1 pm with Kevin Blankenship and David Blankenship officiating at the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in the Steeles Cemetery at Steeles...."


Gene Patrick "Pat" Damron

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long "Albert Eugene (Gene) Damron"; Article; Page 130; submitted by Gene and Jo
Damron, 39 Bland St, Welch, WV 24801.


Tamara "Tammy" Thissen

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long "Albert Eugene (Gene) Damron"; Article; Page 130; submitted by Gene and Jo
Damron, 39 Bland St, Welch, WV 24801.


Kelly Hope Damron

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long "Albert Eugene (Gene) Damron"; Article; Page 130; submitted by Gene and Jo
Damron, 39 Bland St, Welch, WV 24801.


Joanna Ruth Damron

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long "Albert Eugene (Gene) Damron"; Article; Page 130; submitted by Gene and Jo
Damron, 39 Bland St, Welch, WV 24801.


Rebecca Jane Damron

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long "Albert Eugene (Gene) Damron"; Article; Page 130; submitted by Gene and Jo
Damron, 39 Bland St, Welch, WV 24801.


James Donald Christian

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #72 048200; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Donald Christian; age 26; born 13 Feb 13 1946 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 4 yrs HS
education; living at General Delivery, Bradshaw, WV; son of Virgil and Ethel Marie (Davis) Christian;
married on 15 Nov 1972 in Buchanan Co, VA; Linda Carol Hatfield; age 18; born 14 Sep 1954 in WV;
single; this is her 1st marriage; 2 yrs HS education; living at Box 124, Avondale, WV; daughter of
Andrew Toler and Sylvia (Addair) Hatfield.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #76-034606; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Donald Christian; age 30; born 13 Feb 13 1946 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; 4 yrs
HS education; living in Bradshaw, WV; son of Virgil and Ethel Marie (Davis) Christian; married on 11
Aug1976 in Grundy, VA; Linda Carol Christian; maiden name Hatfield; age 21; born 14 Sep 1954 in
WV; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; 2 yrs HS education; living at General Delivery, Bradshaw, WV;
daughter of Andrew Toler and Sylvia (Addair) Hatfield.


Linda Carol Hatfield

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #72 048200; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Donald Christian; age 26; born 13 Feb 13 1946 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 4 yrs HS
education; living in Bradshaw, WV; son of Virgil and Ethel Marie (Davis) Christian; married on 15 Nov
1972 in Buchanan Co, VA; Linda Carol Hatfield; age 18; born 14 Sep 1954 in WV; single; this is her 1st
marriage; 2 yrs HS education; living at Box 124, Avondale, WV; daughter of Andrew Toler and Sylvia
(Addair) Hatfield.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #76-034606; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Donald Christian; age 30; born 13 Feb 13 1946 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; 4 yrs
HS education; living in Bradshaw, WV; son of Virgil and Ethel Marie (Davis) Christian; married on 11
Aug1976 in Grundy, VA; Linda Carol Christian; maiden name Hatfield; age 21; born 14 Sep 1954 in
WV; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; 2 yrs HS education; living at General Delivery, Bradshaw, WV;
daughter of Andrew Toler and Sylvia (Addair) Hatfield.


Iven Mack Rhodes

1. 1940 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Mulberry Township; E.D. 97-14; taken 2 May 1940; Page 201B; Image
36 of 46; Household #297.
Listed as Ivan Rhodes; age 15; born in NC; 1 yr HS education; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935;
new worker; in household of father, James Mack Rhodes.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ivan Mack Rhodes
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 21
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 16 Jul 1924
Birth Place: Wilkes Co, Wilkes, North Carolina, USA
Residence Place: Hays, Wilkes, North Carolina, USA
Registration Date: 1945
Registration Place: Hays, Wilkes, North Carolina, USA
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Ivan Mack Rhodes Self (Head)
James Rhodes Self (Head)"
3. North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Iven Rhodes
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1924
Age: 21
Race: White
Spouse: Bernice Adams
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Age: 18
Spouse Race: White
Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1945
Marriage Location: Winston-Salem
Marriage County: Forsyth
Marriage State: North Carolina"
4. North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Iven Mack Rhodes
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Age: 70
Birth Date: 16 Jul 1924
Residence Place: Wake, North Carolina
Death Date: 16 Apr 1995
Death Place: Durham (P), Durham, North Carolina
Social Security Number: 242224336
Father's Last Name: Rhodes
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1993-96
Notes: Disposition: Burial in state, Autopsy: No, Attendant: Physician, Hospital Status: Veterans Hospital"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by DLC; 27 Oct 2014.
" Iven M. Rhodes
Birth 16 Jul 1924
Death 16 Apr 1995 (aged 70)
Burial
Montlawn Memorial Park
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA "


Bernice Adams

1. North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Iven Rhodes
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1924
Age: 21
Race: White
Spouse: Bernice Adams
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Age: 18
Spouse Race: White
Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1945
Marriage Location: Winston-Salem
Marriage County: Forsyth
Marriage State: North Carolina"


Edward McCoy Burks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1960); Page 34; WV Archives Website.
Edward McCoy Burks; age 24; born in Northfork, WV; single; living at Kimball, WV; married on 6 Aug
1960 in Marianna, WV; Juanitta Rotenberry; age 18; born and living in Kimball, WV; single; with
consent of Esther Rotenberry, mother of Juanita Rotemberry, father deceased.


Juanita Lynn Rotenberry

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1960); Page 34; WV Archives Website.
Edward McCoy Burks; age 24; born in Northfork, WV; single; living at Kimball, WV; married on 6 Aug
1960 in Marianna, WV; Juanitta Rotenberry; age 18; born and living in Kimball, WV; single; with
consent of Esther Rotenberry, mother of Juanita Rotemberry, father deceased.