Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Lawrence Leo Hern

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1967); Page 332; WV Archives Web Site.
Lawrence Leo Hern; age 20; born 9 Dec 1946; born in Charleston, WV; never married; living at Box
785, Sophia, WV; son of Lawrence L. and Louise (Workman) Hern; married on 17 Apr 1967 in
Sophia, WV; Patty Lou Monk; age 16; born 11 Jul 1950 in Odd, WV; never married; living at Box 273,
Sophia, WV; daughter of Garland and Sadie (Shrewsbury) Monk; with consent of Lawrence Leon and
Louise Hern; and Garland and Sadie Monk.


Patty Monk

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1967); Page 332; WV Archives Web Site.
Lawrence Leo Hern; age 20; born 9 Dec 1946; born in Charleston, WV; never married; living at Box
785, Sophia, WV; son of Lawrence L. and Louise (Workman) Hern; married on 17 Apr 1967 in
Sophia, WV; Patty Lou Monk; age 16; born 11 Jul 1950 in Odd, WV; never married; living at Box 273,
Sophia, WV; daughter of Garland and Sadie (Shrewsbury) Monk; with consent of Lawrence Leon and
Louise Hern; and Garland and Sadie Monk.


Amanda "Mandy Jane" Keene

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Sue Lapp; 7 Jan 2011.
"Amanda “Mandy Jane” Keene Collins
Birth 8 May 1925
Paynesville, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 2 Jan 2011 (aged 85)
Rural Retreat, Wythe County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Mountain View Memory Gardens
Maher, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 63876764"

Additional Information Posted:
"Amanda "Mandy Jane" Keene Collins, 85, of Rural Retreat, died Sunday, January 2, 2011 at the home of her daughter.
"Born in Paynesville, WV, May 8, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Rosie Keene. She was employed by Mountain Mission School and had operated the former Grundy Hotel in Grundy. She was an avid crocheting enthusiast.
"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Estil Anderson Collins; five sisters and six brothers.
"She is survived by a daughter, Faye Edmisten and husband, Bob, of Rural Retreat; one son, Curtis Ray Collins and wife, June, of Pilgrim's Knob; two sisters, Lydia Horne of Watertown, TN and Josephine Cook of Bradshaw, WV; six grandchildren, one step-grandchild, 11 great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
"Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 5 at Virginia Funeral Home Chapel with Hobert Kennedy officiating. Burial followed in the Collins Family Cemetery on Compton Mountain.
Active pallbearers were Thurman Keene, Earl Keene, Steve Keene, Jerry Keene, Harold Davis Keene, Tony Matney, Gilbert Daniels, David Stacy and Grat Horne, Jr.
"Honorary pallbearers were James Bevins, Moe O'Quinn, Ronald Compton, Gerald Collins, Norman Hagerman and James Cantrell.
"Virginia Funeral Home of Grundy was in charge of arrangements."


Margaret Marie Click

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; "Gordon Joshua Keene"; Article;
Page 181; submitted by Steven E. Keene, Box 75, Paynesville, WV 24873..
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 202; WV Archives Web Site.
Josh Keene; age 18; born in Paynesville, WV; single; living in Buchanan Co, VA; married on 27 Jul
1946 in Welch, WV; Margaret Marie Click; age 18; born and living in Caretta, WV; single; with
consent of Rose Keen, mother of Josh Keen; and Ruben Click, father of Margaret Marie Click.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Johnny Marrs; 17 Oct 2014.
" Margaret Marie Click Keen Viars
Birth 9 Mar 1928
Caretta, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 16 Oct 2014 (aged 86)
Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Noah Stewart Cemetery
Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 137388026"

Additional Information Posted:
"Margaret M. Click Keen Viars, 86 years of age of Paynesville, WV, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Clinch Valley Medical Center, Richlands, VA. Born March 9, 1928 in Caretta, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ruben and Laura Brewster Click.

"Margaret loved to work crossword puzzles, cooking, making pies, her famous “Cat Head” biscuits, making a home and spending time with her family and family gatherings. She was a member of Maple Grove Church of Christ, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and sister-in-law.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Gordon Joshua Keene in 1957, son, John L. Lewis "Johnny" Keene, great-grandson, Joshua Cantrell, son-in-law Willard Wagner, brothers Ira Ellis, Elmer, Melvin and Donald Click; sisters Edith Mae, June, Loretta and Ina Mae.

"Survivors include her loving husband of fifty-four years John Lewis Viars of Paynesville, WV; daughters Karen Wagner of Pilgrims Knob, VA, Gayle Cantrell and husband Alan of Floyd, VA, Brenda Keene of New York, NY, Sherry Mack and husband Rick of Pilgrims Knob, VA; sons Steven Keene and wife Helen of Keen Ridge Road, Jeff Viars of Maple Grove Road; sister Jeannette Dash and husband Kenneth of War, WV; brothers Larry Click and wife Dorothyof Arlington, VA, Jerry (Buddy) Click and wife Mary of Bastin, VA.

"She is also survived by ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, many special nieces, nephews, a host of family and friends and two special care-givers, LaDonna Stacy and Tamma Wright.

"Funeral service for Margaret M. Click Keene Viars will be conducted at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Wimmer and Evangelist Hobert Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the Noah Stewart Cemetery, Maple Grove Road, Keen Mountain, VA.

"Active pallbearers will be Steve Keene, Daniel Wagner, Billy Keene, Jason Keene, Travis Cantrell, Jonathan Baker, David Hand, Howie Fuller and James Rife."


Gordon Joshua Keene

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; "Gordon Joshua Keene"; Article;
Page 181; submitted by Steven E. Keene, Box 75, Paynesville, WV 24873..
"...5' 10" tall, very slim, with dark hair..."
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 202; WV Archives Web Site.
Josh Keene; age 18; born in Paynesville, WV; single; living in Buchanan Co, VA; married on 27 Jul
1946 in Welch, WV; Margaret Marie Click; age 18; born and living in Caretta, WV; single; with
consent of Rose Keen, mother of Josh Keen; and Ruben Click, father of Margaret Marie Click.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Clifford Edsel Miller; 17 Aug 2012.
" Gordon Joshua “Jarsh” Keene
Birth 1 Jan 1928
Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Death 4 Feb 1957 (aged 29)
Bishop, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Noah Stewart Cemetery
Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 95490074"


Margaret Marie Click

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; "Gordon Joshua Keene"; Article;
Page 181; submitted by Steven E. Keene, Box 75, Paynesville, WV 24873..
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 202; WV Archives Web Site.
Josh Keene; age 18; born in Paynesville, WV; single; living in Buchanan Co, VA; married on 27 Jul
1946 in Welch, WV; Margaret Marie Click; age 18; born and living in Caretta, WV; single; with
consent of Rose Keen, mother of Josh Keen; and Ruben Click, father of Margaret Marie Click.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Johnny Marrs; 17 Oct 2014.
" Margaret Marie Click Keen Viars
Birth 9 Mar 1928
Caretta, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 16 Oct 2014 (aged 86)
Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Noah Stewart Cemetery
Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 137388026"

Additional Information Posted:
"Margaret M. Click Keen Viars, 86 years of age of Paynesville, WV, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Clinch Valley Medical Center, Richlands, VA. Born March 9, 1928 in Caretta, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ruben and Laura Brewster Click.

"Margaret loved to work crossword puzzles, cooking, making pies, her famous “Cat Head” biscuits, making a home and spending time with her family and family gatherings. She was a member of Maple Grove Church of Christ, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and sister-in-law.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Gordon Joshua Keene in 1957, son, John L. Lewis "Johnny" Keene, great-grandson, Joshua Cantrell, son-in-law Willard Wagner, brothers Ira Ellis, Elmer, Melvin and Donald Click; sisters Edith Mae, June, Loretta and Ina Mae.

"Survivors include her loving husband of fifty-four years John Lewis Viars of Paynesville, WV; daughters Karen Wagner of Pilgrims Knob, VA, Gayle Cantrell and husband Alan of Floyd, VA, Brenda Keene of New York, NY, Sherry Mack and husband Rick of Pilgrims Knob, VA; sons Steven Keene and wife Helen of Keen Ridge Road, Jeff Viars of Maple Grove Road; sister Jeannette Dash and husband Kenneth of War, WV; brothers Larry Click and wife Dorothyof Arlington, VA, Jerry (Buddy) Click and wife Mary of Bastin, VA.

"She is also survived by ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, many special nieces, nephews, a host of family and friends and two special care-givers, LaDonna Stacy and Tamma Wright.

"Funeral service for Margaret M. Click Keene Viars will be conducted at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Wimmer and Evangelist Hobert Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the Noah Stewart Cemetery, Maple Grove Road, Keen Mountain, VA.

"Active pallbearers will be Steve Keene, Daniel Wagner, Billy Keene, Jason Keene, Travis Cantrell, Jonathan Baker, David Hand, Howie Fuller and James Rife."


Steven Eugene Keene

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; "Gordon Joshua Keene"; Article;
Page 181; submitted by Steven E. Keene, Box 75, Paynesville, WV 24873..


John L. Lewis Keene

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; "Gordon Joshua Keene"; Article;
Page 181; submitted by Steven E. Keene, Box 75, Paynesville, WV 24873..


Brenda Darlene Keene

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; "Gordon Joshua Keene"; Article;
Page 181; submitted by Steven E. Keene, Box 75, Paynesville, WV 24873..


Alfred Russell Newman

1. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: A. E. Newman
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Age: 21
Birth Date: 1873
Birth Place: Patrick
Marriage Date: 10 Dec 1894
Marriage Place: Patrick, Virginia
Father: A. W. Newman
Mother: Mary J. Newman
Spouse: Minta Hooker
FHL Film Number: 33351
Reference ID: 3-177"
2. North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Records, 1741-2011; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: A R Neuman
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 7 Dec 1902
Marriage Place: Ashe, North Carolina, USA
Spouse: Martha B Sheets
Spouse Gender: Female
Event Type: Marriage"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 20 Dec 2013.
Russell Newman; born 9 Oct 1873; died 10 Mar 1948; buried here; headstone photo shown:
"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN".


Jesse W. Crouse Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; death Certificate #'69 019276; WV Archives Web Site.
Jessie W. Crouse; age 52; born 5 Sep 1917 in WV; married; husband of Anna Gibson Crouse;
miner; living at oceana, WV; son of Arthur and Adeline (Osborne) Crouse; died 6 Dec 1969 at
Oceana, WV; due to coronaru occlusion with emboli; buried 9 Dec 1969 in Gibson Cemetery,
Lorado, WV; informant, Anna Crouse, Oceana, WV.


Anna Ruth Gibson

1. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
"Age 66
Given Name Anna
Surname Crouse
Birth Date 12 Sep 1917
State West Virginia/north Carolina
Last Place of Residence Wyoming, West Virginia
Previous Residence Postal Code 24870
Event Date May 1983"


Jesse W. Crouse Jr

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #4 (1946); Page 107; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse W. Crouse; born and died 15 Dec 1946 at Lorado, WV; stillborn; parents, Jesse W. and
Anna (Gibson) Crouse; both born in Lorado, WV; buried 16 Dec 1946 in Lorado, WV.


Robert Anthony Addair

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #71 041092; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert Anthony Addair; age 27; born 17 Mar 1944 in WV; single; 4 yrs HS education; living at
Yukon, WV; son of Thomas Lawrence and Virginia Leah (Sparks) Addair; married on 20 Oct
1971 in Grundy, VA; Linda Mae Workman, maiden name King; age 28; born 26 Apr 1943 in
VA; divorced; this was her 2nd marriage; 3yrs HS education; living at Box 173, Coalwood, WV;
daughter of Charles Wesley and Edith Thelma (Walls) King.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #78 035444; Ancestry.com Website.
Robert Anthony Addair; age 34; born 17 Mar 1944 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; first
marriage ended 10 Aug 1978; 11th grade education; living at Box 130, Caretta, WV; son of Thomas
Lawrence and Virginia Leah (Sparks) Addair; married on 17 Aug 1978 in Grundy, VA; Frances Louise
Fuller; maiden name Wiles; age 32; born 23 Sep 1945 in WV; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage;
first marriage ended 23 Nov 1977; 12th grade education; living at Box 819, Pineville, WV; daughter of
Edward Green and Nellie Naomi (Cook) Wiles.


Frances Louise Wiles

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #78 035444; Ancestry.com Website.
Robert Anthony Addair; age 34; born 17 Mar 1944 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; first
marriage ended 10 Aug 1978; 11th grade education; living at Box 130, Caretta, WV; son of Thomas
Lawrence and Virginia Leah (Sparks) Addair; married on 17 Aug 1978 in Grundy, VA; Frances Louise
Fuller; maiden name Wiles; age 32; born 23 Sep 1945 in WV; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage;
first marriage ended 23 Nov 1977; 12th grade education; living at Box 819, Pineville, WV; daughter of
Edward Green and Nellie Naomi (Cook) Wiles.


Betty Lou Belcher

1. George Brothers Funeral Service; Greensboro, NC; Posted Obit.
"Funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at George Brothers Funeral Service, with Pastors Fred Riggins and Keith Parker officiating. Burial will follow the service at Westminster Gardens Cemetery.

"Mrs. Grogan loved spending time with her grandchildren, working with flowers, and listening to country and bluegrass gospel music.

"Mrs. Grogan was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Ann Grogan.

"Betty is survived by her husband of 53 years, Fred Grogan; son, Danny Grogan, of Greensboro; son, Marty Grogan (Barbara), of Whitsett; grandchildren, Bethany, Makaylee, and Mason; step-grandchildren, Robert, Brandon, and Samantha; brother, Jerlyn Belcher; sister, Sadie Watkins; sister, Elizabeth Heaps; and close and dear friends, Pastor Fred and Margie Riggins...."
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Willie McCorquodale; 28 Jan 2012.
" Betty Lou Belcher Grogan
Birth 28 Jun 1940
Death 31 Dec 2009 (aged 69)
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Westminster Gardens
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Niche Garden B"