McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Albert Lee Maynard Sr

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by sam sproles; 6 Sep 2011.
" Albert L. Maynard, Sr
Birth 22 Jan 1925
Ohio, USA
Death 7 Apr 2011 (aged 86)
Pineville, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Leatherwood Community Cemetery
Justice, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7608720"

Additional Information Posted:
"Albert L. Maynard Sr., was born in Powell, Ohio, the son of Lafe Maynard and Fannie Walls Maynard Carter. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roger, and two sisters, one infant and Virginia Lafie Mounts. Albert was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County. He was of the Freewill Baptist faith. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he served two tours of combat duty (1943-1945) in Soisson, France and Italy. At war's end in Europe he re-enlisted and served from 1945 to 1947. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Combat Infantry Badge 1st Award, Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII and a Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged. Albert was an underground coal miner and worked as an electrician for Island Creek Coal Company, retiring after 38 years of service. Survivors included his loving wife of 63 years, Jerlene Rife Maynard; sister, Mavis Hatfield of Ohio; son, Albert L. (Teresa) Maynard Jr. of Hanover; five daughters: Virginia "Ginny" (Jim) Beamen of Bartley, Judith (Roger) Browning Sr. of Pineville, Patsy (Rick) Browning of Verner, Bonita (Larry) Hopson of Brenton and Claudette (Morris) Blankenship of Welch; five granddaughters: Abby (Mark) Canada and Lisa (Tim) Workman, both of Rockview, Traci (Kirk) Sproles of Abbington, Va., Kristin (Aaron) Hatfield of Saulsville and Amanda Browning (fiancé Chris Meadows) of Houston, Texas; five grandsons: Roger (Missy) Browning and Mikey Maynard of Oceana, Joshua Blankenship of Welch and Richard and Jacob Blankenship of Princeton; five great-grandsons: Derek Browning of Pineville, Rockford and Christian Canada and Willis "Will" Workman, all of Rockview, and Hayden Maynard of Matheny; one great-granddaughter, Jacqueline Canada; two great-great-granddaughters: Mackenzie and Madison of Pineville, and many friends. Funeral services were at Sprattsville Freewill Baptist Church at Gilbert and burial was in Leatherwood Cemetery at Justice with military rites by the DAV Chapter 141 of Belfry, Ky. 
(Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert served the family)."


Jerlene Riffe

1. 1930 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Grundy District; taken 3 Apr 1930; Page 54B; Image 2 of 26;
Family #15/15.
Listed as Gerlene Rife; age 2 mons; born in VA; in household of father, Reece Riffe.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Jerlene Rife Maynard, 90, of Pineville, WV passed away on Saturday March 7, 2020 at Logan Regional Medical
Center, Logan, WV. She was born on January 25, 1930 in Slate Creek, VA a daughter of the late Reece and Myrtle
Mullins Rife. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Albert Lee Maynard, Sr.; a
grandson Roger Lee Browning, Jr.; two sisters Claudette Cook and Florence Rowe; and a brother Clarence Rife.
Survivors include five daughters Virginia Wilma Lea (Jim) Beaman of Bartley, Judith Lynn (Roger) Browning of
Pineville, Patsy (Rick) Browning of Verner, Bonita (Larry) Hopson of Shannon Mill Creek and Claudette (Morris)
Blankenship of Willowton; a son Albert Lee (Teresa) Maynard, Jr.; nine grandchildren; thirteen great
grandchildren; fifteen great great grandcildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services
will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday March 11th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Rev. Roger Browning, Rev. Bill Cantrell and Bro. Wayne Bailey officiating. She will be laid to rest in Leatherwood
Memorial Cemetery, Justice, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 5-8 pm on Tuesday march 10th at the
funeral home. Her family will serve as pallbearers. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral
Home, Lynco."


Thelma Farris Beavers

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 57; WV Archives Web Site.
Gleason Douglas Bowles; age 21; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single; married on 3 Nov 1949
at Iaeger, WV; Thelma Farris Beavers; age 21; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #71 007608; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William Ray Lee; age 53; born 24 Jun 1917 in AL; divorced; this was his second marriage; living at
Iaeger, WV; son of James Fred and Elizabeth Ada (Manshardt) Lee; married on 19 Mar 1971 in Grundy,
VA; Thelma Farris Bowles; age 37; born 21 Aug 1933 in WV; divorced; this was her second marriage;
living at Iaeger, WV; daughter of John and Sara (Lester) Beavers.


Normie William "Shorty" Toler Sr

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Gilbert; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 143B; Image 10
of 18; Family #78/78.
Listed as Normie Toler; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Paris Toler.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'66 002007; WV Archives Website.
Normie William Toler; age 44; born 20 Jun 1925 in WV; married; miner; SS#236-28-6053; living at
Steeles, WV; son of Paris and Helen Toler; died 30 Jan 1966 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; due to
subarachoid hemorrhage, spontaneous with possible aneurysm of Circle of Willis; buried 2 Feb 1966
in Emily Green Cemetery, Pad Fork, Wyoming Co, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Neville Wilson; 19 Jun 2012.
" Normie William “Shorty” Toler
Birth 20 Jun 1925
West Virginia, USA
Death 30 Jan 1966 (aged 40)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Emily Green Cemetery
Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 92213152"


Arlington Moore Holbrook Sr

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iager, WV; Posted Obit.
"Arlington Moore Holbrook, 71, of Davy WV, passed away, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at his residence. Born April 14, 1949, in Welch WV, he was the son of the late Harold and Virginia Artis Holbrook. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Joyce Holbrook of the home; Two sons: Arlie Holbrook Jr. of Twin Branch, WV & Bo Holbrook of Welch, WV; one granddaughter, Madisyn Holbrook of Twin Branch; one sister, Hazel Pozzie of Ohio; one nephew, Victor Pozzie Jr. of Ohio. In keeping with his wishes, the body has been cremated; there will be no services. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com. Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the Holbrook family."


Mildred Louise Toler

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Mildred Louise Shrewsburry, 68, of Amigo, WV, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Mildred was born August 30, 1951 in Welch, WV, a daughter of the late Normie “Shorty” and Lillie Estell Hileman Toler. Mildred loved the Lord, her family and friends, and her dog, Maddie. She will be missed by all. In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her siblings: Edward Toler, Jancie Walker, Susie Cameron, Lucy and Jr. Toler. Survivors include her husband, Surbert Shrewsburry of Amigo; daughters: Debra England of Greensboro, NC, and Shyrl Ware and husband Terry of Asheboro, NC; son, Wendell England of Asheboro, NC; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren, and one brother, William Paul Toler and wife Glenda of Long Beach, CA. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 11 o’clock with Reverend Earl Brewer Jr. officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger. Burial will follow in the Short Cemetery at Huff Creek. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may visit with the family Monday, July 6, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger. 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. Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com."


James Kenneth Lindsey Jr

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; "Paul and Mary Kovacs Kantor
Family"; Article; Page 178; submitted by Helen K, Lindsey, 16541 Foothill Ave, North Edwards, CA
93523.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by ladisatt; 30 Jan 2005.
" James Kenneth Lindsey
Birth 11 Mar 1908
California, USA
Death 22 Oct 1982 (aged 74)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
East Kern Cemetery
Mojave, Kern County, California, USA
Plot Section N, Plot 78
Memorial ID 10402569"

Additional Information Posted:
"Cemetery records lists him as a veteran.

"Parents: James Kenneth Lindsey, Louisa Pendola


Helen Kantor

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; "Paul and Mary Kovacs Kantor
Family"; Article; Page 178; submitted by Helen K, Lindsey, 16541 Foothill Ave, North Edwards, CA
93523.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Helen Kantor Lindsey
[Helen K Lindsey]
[Helen Kantor Kantor]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 11 Aug 1912
Birth Place: Cleveland Cu, Ohio
[Cleveland Cu|]
Death Date: 5 Oct 1999
Claim Date: 10 Jul 1974
Father: Paul Kantor
Mother: Mary Kovacs
SSN: 233487667
Type of Claim: Evidence other than birth record submitted; U.S. citizen or alien allowed to work.
Notes:
03 May 1977: Name listed as HELEN KANTOR LINDSEY;
02 Jul 1974: Name listed as HELEN K LINDSEY"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by ladisatt; 30 Jan 2005.
" Helen Kantor Lindsey
Birth 1 Aug 1915
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 15 Oct 1999 (aged 84)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
East Kern Cemetery
Mojave, Kern County, California, USA
Plot Section N, Plot 79
Memorial ID 10402577"

Additional Information Posted:
"CADI: Mothers last name listed as Kovachs.

"Obit: LINDSEY, Helen
Author: Don Stowell Date: 29 Jun 2004 10:38 PM GMT
Surnames: Kantor, Pawlowski
Classification: Obituary
Posted by East Kern Genealogical Society
Courtesy Mojave Desert News,
California City, Kern, CA

"Services Saturday for Helen Lindsey
NORTH EDWARDS — Funeral services will be held Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Mojave for Helen Lindsey of North Edwards, who passed away Tuesday.
"Mrs. Lindsey retired from teaching in 1975 and was a substitute teacher for several years after that. She was served for many years as North Edwards correspondent for the Mojave Desert News. In the early 1980's she was responsible for breaking an important story about a proposed power plant that was to be built on U.S. Borax land without that company's knowledge.
"She was also active in the local garden club, the teaching sorority Delta Kappa Gamma, and other community activities. Mrs.Lindsey was born August 1, 1915 in West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband James.

"Helen Kantor Lindsey
"Helen Kantor Lindsey died Oct. 15, 1999 after a brief illness. Helen was born Aug.1, 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio. As a young child, she moved with her family to Caretta, WV. During these early years, she developed her unique personality and affinity for people. She excelled in school, eventually receiving an undergraduate degree from Marshall University in Huntington, WV and a graduate degree from Ohio State.
"After graduating, Helen returned to West Virginia to teach English and history at War Junior High School and then at Big Creek High School, also in War. She especially enjoyed directing the Big Creek High School Thespian Club.
"In 1958, she married the love of her life, James Lindsey, and moved to North Edwards, where she continued teaching English, history and drama at Desert High School. Helen was a remarkable teacher who had a positive influence over numerous students. She earned their respect and a lasting friendship that continues today. Her passion for life, caring and generous nature and devotion to family and friends grew even stronger as the years passed.
"After the death of her husband in 1982, Helen became even more involved in community activities. She was an active member of St. Francis Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Mojave. She was treasurer and secretary of the Tumbleweeds Garden Club at North Edwards. She was a contributor and staff writer of the Mojave Desert News and a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma teachers' sorority. She was also a former director of the Edgemont Acres Mutual Water Company
"Helen is survived by her nephews, Stephen Kantor of Somerset, Ohio; Paul Kantor of Cleveland, Ohio; her niece, Mary Pawlowski of Laguna Niguel, CA and Mary's children, Megan, Marissa, Kaelyn and Brenda. Helen has too many truly close friends to mention here. Respectfully, she would not like to leave even one unnamed.
"A rosary and prayer service was held, followed by a Requiem Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mojave with interment at East Kern Cemetery in Mojave.
"Donations in her name are asked to be sent to: Colombian House, 6111 E. Paseo Rio Azul, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807. This is a home for mentally handicapped children sponsored by the Catholic Charities of Orange County and the Knights of Columbus...."

4. Note: Steven and Helen Kantor are probably children of Mary's 1st marriage to ____Kajdas.


Samuel Homer Strickler

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #9437; WV Archives Web Site.
Samuel Homer Strickler; age 74 yrs, 7 mons, 18 days; born 5 Dec 1955 in Floyd Co, VA; married;
husband of Harriet E. Conner; retired; living at iaeger,WV; son of Samuel and Nancy (helm) Strickler;
died 23 Jul 1930 at Iaeger, WV; due to hemiplegia, homicidal; knocked down in a fight; fractured skull;
buried 25 Jul 1930 in Roderfield, WV; informant, J.W. Strickler, Welch, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 17 Dec 2013.
Samuel Homer Strickler; born 5 Dec 1955; died 23 Jul 1930; buried here; headstone and grave marker
photos shown; death certificate posted.


Harriette Elizabeth Conner

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 17 Dec 2013.
Harriette Elizabeth Conner Stickler; born 27 Feb 1862; died 11 Jan 1939; buried here; headstone,
grave marker and DAR marker photos shown; obit posted.
"Services Will Be Held This Afternoon For Widely Known Local Resident Who Died At Son's Home Here - Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Strickler on Riverside Drive in Welch for Mr. Strickler's mother, Mrs. Harriet E. Strickler, 78, highly esteemed resident of Iaeger who died at her daughter's home there early Tuesday morning after a prolonged illness. Mrs. Strickler had lived in McDowell county for the past 30 years, and was one of the most prominent and well-liked women in this entire section. She was born in Floyd county, Va., on September 7, 1860. the daughter of Jonathan and Mahala Conner. She was reared and educated in Floyd county, and on February 27, 1878, she was married to Samuel Homer Strickler, of Copper Hill, Floyd county. They resided In that community for many years, moving with their family to McDowell county in 1907. Mr. Strickler died In July of 1930. Mrs. Strickler was a member of the Primitive Baptist church for sixty years. She is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. J. W. Johnson of Iaeger, Mrs. John T. Parker of Iaeger, Mrs. J. F. Simpson of Superior, Mrs. Bob Mullins of Oak Hill, Mrs. Graham Christian of Sciotovllle, O., J. W. Strickler, prominent coal operator of Welch; Warfield Strickler of Home Creek, Va., E. F. Strickler of Page, Va., and V. T. Strickler of Squire. A brother, Bob Conner, resides in Roanoke, Va. The services today will be in charge of Rev. R. H. Ballard, Methodist pastor at Iaeger, with burial following In the Iaeger Memorial cemetery at Roderfield. Pallbearers will be grandsons of the deceased, including: J. W. Parker, J. C. Strickler, Herman Simpson, Elbert Christian, Strickler Mullins, Sam Mullins, Robert Mullins, James Johnson and J. T. Carter. Flower bearers will be granddaughters of Mrs. Strickler. The body was removed to the Strickler home in Welch Tuesday afternoon to lie in state until the hour of the services today."


Arthur Walter Sprouse

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage LIcense #23287; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Arthur Walter Sprouse; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; no previous marriage; coal miner;
living at Iaeger, WV; son of Blan Vernon and Bertha Edith (Bishop) Sprouse; married on 16 Sep 1949
in Grundy, VA; Emma Jean Collins; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; no previous marriage;
housework; living at Iaeger, WV; daughter of Burl amd Rose Mary (Lester) Collins.
2. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Arthur Walter Sprouse
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: War, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 24 Dec 1926
Residence: Litwar, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 26 Dec 1944
Occupation: Red Ash Smokeless Coal Co
Weight: 135
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 5
Next of Kin: W M Sprouse
Relationship to Draftee: Grandfather
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Arthur Walter Sprouse Self (Head)"
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1968); Page 30; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Walter Sprouse; age 41; born 24 Dec 1926 at War, WV; divorced; one previous marriage;
living at Iaeger, WV; son of Blan V. and Bertha (Bishop) Sprouse; married on 9 Feb 1968 at Iaeger,
WV; Shirley Mae Collins; age 29; born 21 Aug 1938 in Columbus, OH; divorced; one previons
marriage; living at Iaeger, WV; daughter of Roy Wesley and Freda A.(Dixon) Williams.
4. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
"Age 76
Given Name Arthur
Middle Name W
Surname Sprouse
Birth Date 24 Dec 1926
State West Virginia
Last Place of Residence Hanover, Wyoming, West Virginia
Previous Residence Postal Code 24839
Event Date 23 Mar 2002"
5. U.S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Arthur W Sprouse
Service Info.: TEC 5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 24 Dec 1926
Death Date: 23 Mar 2002
Cemetery: Emily Green Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Iaeger, WV 24844"


Hazel Marie Smith

1. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Hazel Smith Rose
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 49
Birth Date: 26 Dec 1919
Marriage Registration Place: Russell, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 26 Apr 1969
Marriage Place: Lebanon, Virginia, USA
Father: Ira W Smith
Mother: Gertrude Newman
Spouse: Cammie Kasbie Harman
Certificate Number: 1969013101"
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Hazel Marie Rose [Hazel Marie Harman] [Hazel Harman] [Hazel Marie Smith]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 26 Dec 1919
Birth Place: Thorpe McDow, West Virginia [Thorpe, West Virginia]
Death Date: 27 Jun 1996
Father:
Ira W Smith
Mother:
Gertrude H Newman
SSN: 234748225
Notes: Oct 1963: Name listed as HAZEL MARIE ROSE;
16 Sep 1981: Name listed as HAZEL MARIE HARMAN;
09 Jul 1996: Name listed as HAZEL M HARMAN"