McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Pauline Mildred Hamilton

1. 1930 Census, Pike Co, KY; Keyser Precinct; taken on 23 Apr 1930; Page 82B; Image
32 of 51; Family #283/283.
Listed as Pauline Hamilton; age 10; born in KY; in household of father, Goebel Hamilton.


Ozzie Hatfield

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Book #____ (1952); Page 102; WV Archives Web Site.
Ozzie Hatfield; age 20; born and living at Guyan, WV; single; son of Noah and Bessie Hatfield;
married on 17 Jul 1952; Joan Cook; age 17; born at North Spring, WV; single; living at Hanover, WV;
daughter of Carl and Gustava Cook.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Book #____ (1954); Page 282; WV Archives Web Site.
Ozzie Hatfield; age 23; born at Guyan, WV; divorced; living at Iaeger, WV;; son of Noah and Bessie
Hatfield; married on 6 Nov 1954; Joan Cook; age 21; born at North Spring, WV; divorced; living at
Hanover, WV; daughter of Carl and Gustava Cook.
(Apparently they divorced then remarried in 1954)


Joan Cook

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Book #____ (1952); Page 102; WV Archives Web Site.
Ozzie Hatfield; age 20; born and living at Guyan, WV; single; son of Noah and Bessie Hatfield;
married on 17 Jul 1952; Joan Cook; age 17; born at North Spring, WV; single; living at Hanover, WV;
daughter of Carl and Gustava Cook.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Book #____ (1954); Page 282; WV Archives Web Site.
Ozzie Hatfield; age 23; born at Guyan, WV; divorced; living at Iaeger, WV;; son of Noah and Bessie
Hatfield; married on 6 Nov 1954; Joan Cook; age 21; born at North Spring, WV; divorced; living at
Hanover, WV; daughter of Carl and Gustava Cook.
(Apparently they divorced then remarried in 1954)


David Danile Odham

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1967); Page 448; WV Archives Website.
David Daniel Odham; age 51; born 11 Mar 1916 in Montgomery Co, VA; widowed; one previous
marriage; living at Box 95, Capels, WV; son of Sidney and Ada (Hill) Odham; married on 30 Sep
1967 at Davy, WV; Helen Maxine Barber; age 39; born 27 Jul 1928 in Davy, WV; divorced; one
previous marriage; living at Box 187, Davy, WV; daughter of Forrest and Mabel (Cummings) Rhodes.


Helen Maxine Rhodes

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 88A;
Image 46 of 47; Family #66/106.
Listed as Helen Rhodes; age 1 yr, 8 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Forest Rhodes.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 389; WV Archives Web Site.
Vincent Barber; age 23; born in Wake Forest, WV (can't locate); single; living in Davy, WV; married on
1 Dec 1945 in Welch, WV; Helen Maxine Rhodes; age 21; born and living in Davy, WV; single.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1967); Page 448; WV Archives Website.
David Daniel Odham; age 51; born 11 Mar 1916 in Montgomery Co, VA; widowed; one previous
marriage; living at Box 95, Capels, WV; son of Sidney and Ada (Hill) Odham; married on 30 Sep
1967 at Davy, WV; Helen Maxine Barber; age 39; born 27 Jul 1928 in Davy, WV; divorced; one
previous marriage; living at Box 187, Davy, WV; daughter of Forrest and Mabel (Cummings) Rhodes.


John Calvin "Johnny" Branch Jr

1. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Ann Watts; 17 Mar 2014; maintained by Dig it.
" John Calvin “Johnny” Branch II
Birth 28 Aug 1924
West Virginia, USA
Death 13 Sep 2005 (aged 81)
War, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Grandview Memory Gardens
Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 126487466"


Lucille Anna Potter

1. Douglas Funeral Home; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Lucille A. Branch, 92, of War, WV, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 at her residence. Born June 11, 1928 in Coeburn, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Potter and Maggie Flannery Potter.

"Lucille was a homemaker and she loved serving the Lord. She also helped in establishing the Word Assembly of God Church in War. Lucille was the last member of her original family.

"In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John Calvin Branch, Jr.; four sons, Eddie Branch, Lonny Branch, John Calvin Branch III, and Shawn Branch; three sisters, Marie McIntosh, Rita Boggs, and Betty Thomas; three brothers, J. B. Potter, John L. Potter and Henry Potter.

"Those left to cherish her memories are one daughter, Janice Branch Wright of Cucumber; ten grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and also, several nieces and nephews.

"Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM from the Grandview Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Bluefield, Virginia with Reverend Derek Wingo, officiating.
"Burial will follow in the cemetery.

"Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

"Services will be held in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, masks are to be worn by all attending and social distancing is to be practiced.

"The Douglas Mortuary in Welch is assisting the Branch family."


John Calvin Branch III

1. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Traveler; 15 oct 2013; maintained by Mander.
"Rev John Calvin Branch III
Birth 21 Sep 1947
War, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 3 May 2010 (aged 62)
Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Grandview Memory Gardens
Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Show Map
Plot 6-187-B-3
Memorial ID 118775179"

Additional Information Posted:
"The Reverend John Calvin Branch, III , age 62, of Tazewell, Va., passed away Monday, May 3, 2010 at his home. Born September 21, 1947 at War, W.Va., he was a son of Anna Lucille Potter Branch of War, W.Va. and the late John Calvin Branch, Jr. He began his ministry in 1969 as a pastor with the Church of God and later was ordained in the Assemblies of God. He served as Pastor at the Assembly of God Church in Tazewell, Va. from 1987-1997, and over the years was Pastor of churches in West Virginia, Virginia, and Michigan. The Reverend Branch was currently the Pastor of the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Salem, Va. He served the church in many capacities including Missions Director for the Appalachian Assemblies of God, memberships on the Executive Committee and the Executive Presbytery. He was also a Board Member for Teen Challenge for the Appalachian District. In addition to his father, he was preceded by one brother, Shawn Branch; and a half brother, Robert Branch.

"Survivors in addition to his mother Louseal include his wife, Barbara Brooks Branch; two sons, the Reverend Johnny Branch, IV and wife, Jacqueline of Williamson, W.Va. and the Reverend Christopher Branch and wife, Betsy of Tazewell, Va.; one daughter, Barbie Branch Hatmaker of Williamson, W.Va.; two brothers, Lonny Branch and wife, Denice of Cucumber, W.Va. and Eddie Branch and wife, Connie of Canebrake, W.Va.; one sister, Janice Wright and husband, Jack of Cucumber, W.Va.; ten grandchildren, Eric Corbett, Carly Branch, Sarah Corbett, Jace Branch, Jimmy Corbett, Cara Joy Branch, Kristen Hatmaker, Zachary Hatmaker, Ashlin Ann Branch, and Aaron Branch.

"Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the First Assembly of God Church in Tazewell, Va. with the Reverend Marvin Dennis, District Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, the Reverend Elwood Rakes, and the Reverend Jimi Watson officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. Pallbearers will be Tim Conn, Steve Conn, Tim Boyd, Randy Fielder, Jeff Call, and Jeff Cline.

"The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at the First Assembly of God Church in Tazewell, Va.

"Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home of Tazewell, Va. is serving the Branch family.

"Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com"


Shawn Richard Boothe

1. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Ann Watts; 18 Mar 2014; maintained by Dig it.
" Shawn Richard Boothe Branch
Birth 3 Jan 1973
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 2 Mar 2003 (aged 30)
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Grandview Memory Gardens
Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 126565093 "

Additional Information Posted:
"Shawn is the son of Anna Louseal Potter and John Calvin Branch. Husband of Mary Ellen Barton father of Derek and Haley Branch.

"Note: Shawn was adopted twice in the same family.!st to Janet Branch Booth.Then her mother Louseal Potter Branch adopted him.I do not know his birth name.He was killed in a car wreck.All information came from Eddie Branch."


Howard Thurman Cecil

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1968); Page 92; WV Archives Website.
Howard Thurman Cecil; age 20; born 5 Sep 1947 in Northfork, WV; single; living at Premier, WV;
son of Lever F. and Anna Lucille (Caves) Cecil; married on 1 Jun 1968 at Elbert, WV; Shirley May
DePriest; age 21; born 26 Dec 1946 in Welch, WV; single; living in Elbert, WV; daughter of Newton
Chappell (step-father) and Hazel DePriest; with consent of Lucille and Lever Cecil, parents of Howard
Thurman Cecil.


Shirley May DePriest

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1968); Page 92; WV Archives Website.
Howard Thurman Cecil; age 20; born 5 Sep 1947 in Northfork, WV; single; living at Premier, WV;
son of Lever F. and Anna Lucille (Caves) Cecil; married on 1 Jun 1968 at Elbert, WV; Shirley May
DePriest; age 21; born 26 Dec 1946 in Welch, WV; single; living in Elbert, WV; daughter of Newton
Chappell (step-father) and Hazel DePriest; with consent of Lucille and Lever Cecil, parents of Howard
Thurman Cecil.


Charles Columbus Dotson

1. Lewis Co, WV: Marriage License #10215; Ancestry.com Website.
Charlie Dotson; age 48; born in Ira, VA; divorced; thie is his 2nd marriage; logger living at Morton,
WA; son of John P. and Alfair Dotson; married on 16 Feb 1954 at Chehalis, WV; Opal Ferrell; age 29;
born in Hurley, VA; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; housewife; living at Morton, WA; daughter of
Monroe and Amanda (Lane) Ferrell.


Lenna Opal Ferrell

1. Lewis Co, WV: Marriage License #10215; Ancestry.com Website.
Charlie Dotson; age 48; born in Ira, VA; divorced; thie is his 2nd marriage; logger living at Morton,
WA; son of John P. and Alfair Dotson; married on 16 Feb 1954 at Chehalis, WV; Opal Ferrell; age 29;
born in Hurley, VA; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; housewife; living at Morton, WA; daughter of
Monroe and Amanda (Lane) Ferrell.
2. Washington, U.S., Divorce Index, 1969-2017; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Opal Dotson
Maiden Name: Ferrel
Gender: Female
Divorce Date: 18 Feb 1975
Divorce Place: Lewis, Washington, USA
Spouse: Charlie C Dotson
Number of Children: 0
Notes: Husband filed"
3. "The Greenville News"; Greenville, SC; Sunday; 24 May 1987; Page 31; Newspapers.com Website.
"OPAL F. BISHOP Laurens. Mrs. Opal Ferrell Dot-son Bishop, 62, of Rt. 3, died Friday, May 22, 1987 in Laurens District Hospital. She was born in Buchanan County, Va., a daughter of the late Monroe and Amanda Lane Ferrell. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. Surviving are five sons, Gary Mark Dotson, Sherwood Dotson, James Dotson and William Chambers, all of Laurens and Ray Chambers of LaGrange, III.; one daughter, Mrs. Terry (Sue) Ellison of Gray Court; two brothers, James Calvin Rife and Leon Rife of Hurley, Va.; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. J. D. Putman. with burial in Shiloh United
Methodist Church Cemetery, Gray Court. The Family is at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Terry Ellison,
Green Pond Road, Shiloh Community, Gray Court and will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kenedy Mortuary.