Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Sterling Leroy Ward

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; "Sterling L. Ward, Miner"; Article;
Page 259; submitted by Virginia and son Sterling J. Ward, PO Box 11, Jolo, WV 24850.
2. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #29099; Ancestry.com Website.
Sterling Leroy Ward; age 35; born in Van Lear, KY; single; miner; living at Jolo, WV; son of John and
Sarah Ward; married on 11 Sep 1959 in Lebanon, VA; Virginia Mae Smirh; maiden name, Bellamy;
age 21; born at Bartley, WV; divorced; one previous marriage; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of
Steve Earl and Bessie (Christian) Bellamy.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Sterling Leroy Ward [Sterling L Ward]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 6 Feb 1924
Birth Place: Johnson Co, Kentucky
Death Date: 30 Apr 1992
Father:
John Ward
Mother:
Sarah Ward
SSN: 235309784
Notes: Apr 1942: Name listed as STERLING LEROY WARD;
13 May 1992: Name listed as STERLING L WARD"
4. Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Wesite.
"Name: Sterling Leroy Ward
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 68
Birth Date: abt 1924
Death Date: 30 Apr 1992
Death Place: Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Spouse: V Ward
Certificate Number: 1992019912"


Virginia Mae Bellomy

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #29099; Ancestry.com Website.
Sterling Leroy Ward; age 35; born in Van Lear, KY; single; miner; living at Jolo, WV; son of John and
Sarah Ward; married on 11 Sep 1959 in Lebanon, VA; Virginia Mae Smirh; maiden name, Bellamy;
age 21; born at Bartley, WV; divorced; one previous marriage; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of
Steve Earl and Bessie (Christian) Bellamy.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Sterling L. Ward, Miner"; Article;
Page 259; submitted by Virginia and son Sterling J. Ward, PO Box 11, Jolo, WV 24850.


Colleen Ward

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; "Sterling L. Ward, Miner"; Article;
Page 259; submitted by Virginia and son Sterling J. Ward, PO Box 11, Jolo, WV 24850.
2. U.S., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Colleen Ward
Birth Date: 3 Apr 1961
Address: A Blue Jay Dr
Residence Place: Jolo, West Virginia, USA
Zip Code: 24850"


Allen Steven Ward

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; "Sterling L. Ward, Miner"; Article;
Page 259; submitted by Virginia and son Sterling J. Ward, PO Box 11, Jolo, WV 24850.
2. U.S., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Allen S Ward
Birth Date: 9 May 1962
Address: A Blue Jay Dr
Residence Place: Jolo, West Virginia, USA
Zip Code: 24850"


Sterling Joseph Ward

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; "Sterling L. Ward, Miner"; Article;
Page 259; submitted by Virginia and son Sterling J. Ward, PO Box 11, Jolo, WV 24850.
2. U.S., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Sterling J Ward [Sterling Ward]
Birth Date: 18 Mar 1963 [18 Nov 1969]
Phone Number: 727-3013
Address: PO Box 11
Residence: Jolo, WV
Postal Code: 24850-0011
Second Phone Number: 727-3013
Second Address: PO Box 11
Second Residence:
Second Postal Code: 24850-0011
Third Residence Date: 1996
Third Phone Number: 727-3013
Third Address: 2412 Shadyside Rd
Third Residence: Saint Albans, WV
Third Postal Code: 25177-3408
Fourth Residence Date: 1993
Fourth Phone Number: 727-3013
Fourth Address: 3639 Collins Ferry Rd
Fourth Residence: Morgantown, WV
Fourth Postal Code: 26505-2352"


Leslie Michelle Ward

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; "Sterling L. Ward, Miner"; Article;
Page 259; submitted by Virginia and son Sterling J. Ward, PO Box 11, Jolo, WV 24850.
2. U.S., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Leslie M Ward
Address: A Blue Jay Dr
Residence Place: Jolo, West Virginia, USA
Zip Code: 24850"


Danny Ray Deskins

1. Roanoke, VA; Marriage License #87-061751; Ancestry.com Website.
Danny Ray Deskins; age 22; born 4 Apr 1965 in WV; this is his 1st marriage; 11th grade education;
living at 4315 Old Spanish Trail, Apt 10, Roanoke, VA; son of Raymond Ellis and Betty Jean
(Dawson) Deskins; married on 4 Dec 1987 at Salem, VA; Carol Lea Lynch; age 18; born 11 Apr 1969
in VA; this is her 1st marriage; 8th grade education; living at 114 Cherry Hill Rd, Roanoke, VA;
daughter of James Edward and Barbara Jean (Tolley) Lynch.
2. Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home; Grundy, VA; Posted Obit.
"Danny Ray Deskins, 55 years of age of Raysal, WV, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020 at his home. Born April 4, 1965 in Welch, WV, he was the son of Betty Jean Mullins of Atwell, WV and the late Raymond Ellis Deskins.

"Danny was an avid collector of memorabilia and fan of NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt. He had worked over twenty years for Winchester Amusement where he had traveled all over the United States and Puerto Rico. He enjoyed spending time and laughing with his family and friends, always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell and was of the Pentecostal faith. A loving son, father, companion, uncle and friend. He will be missed and loved always.

"In addition to his father Raymond Ellis Deskins, he was preceded in death by his sister Bonnie Lauderback.

"Survivors in addition to his mother Betty Jean Mullins of Atwell, WV, include his children Jamie Carol Deskins of Roanoke, VA, Christopher Scaggs and wife Christina of Salem, VA and D. J. Deskins of Vinton, VA; special family friend Elsie Deskins of Atwell, WV and Marlene Lane; sisters Ida Proffitt and husband William of Vansant, VA, Faye Stevenson and husband Darrell of Sevierville, TN, Cora Claudine Deskins of Bluewell, WV, Hazel Jenkins and husband Harry of Spartanburg, SC.

"He is also survived by six grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

"Funeral service for Danny Ray Deskins will be held at the Family Worship Center in Jolo, WV, Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:00 noon with Reverends Charles Rose, William Proffitt, Lacy Griffith and Rick Garlic officiating. Burial will follow in the Deskins Cemetery on Atwell Mountain in Atwell, WV.

"Active pallbearers will be his family and friends.

"The family will receive friends at the Family Worship Center, Thursday, June 18th after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.

"Online condolences may be sent to www.shortridgeramey.com.

"The family of Danny Ray Deskins have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA."


Carol Lea Lynch

1. Roanoke, VA; Marriage License #87-061751; Ancestry.com Website.
Danny Ray Deskins; age 22; born 4 Apr 1965 in WV; this is his 1st marriage; 11th grade education;
living at 4315 Old Spanish Trail, Apt 10, Roanoke, VA; son of Raymond Ellis and Betty Jean
(Dawson) Deskins; married on 4 Dec 1987 at Salem, VA; Carol Lea Lynch; age 18; born 11 Apr 1969
in VA; this is her 1st marriage; 8th grade education; living at 114 Cherry Hill Rd, Roanoke, VA;
daughter of James Edward and Barbara Jean (Tolley) Lynch.


Karen Alise Clark

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #75- 009488; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Harold W. McBride; age 18; born 3 Jun 1956 in Welch, WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 4 yrs HS
education; living at Rt #1, Box 10, Welch, WV; son of Clarence and Walsie (Miller) McBride; married
on 29 Mar 1975 in Lebanon, VA; Karen Alise Clark; age 16; born 26 Jan 1959 in Richton, MS; single;
this is her 1st marriage; 1 yr HS education; living at Box 192, Hemphill, WV; daughter of Carroll
Blaine and Claudia (Lusk) Clark.


Tommy Justice

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #78-016717; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Tommy Justice; age 21; born 17 Feb 1956 in WV; this is his 1st marriage; 3rd grade education; living
at General Delivery, Panther, WV; son of Jay and Mazie (Justice) Justice; married on 1 May 1978 at
Wolford, VA; Le Nora Justice; age 17; born 18 feb 1961 in WV; this is her 1st marriage; 8th grade
education; living at General Delivery, Panther, WV; daughter of Donald and Pearly Melinda (Collins)
Justice.


Lenora Justice

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #78-016717; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Tommy Justice; age 21; born 17 Feb 1956 in WV; this is his 1st marriage; 3rd grade education; living
at General Delivery, Panther, WV; son of Jay and Mazie (Justice) Justice; married on 1 May 1978 at
Wolford, VA; Le Nora Justice; age 17; born 18 feb 1961 in WV; this is her 1st marriage; 8th grade
education; living at General Delivery, Panther, WV; daughter of Donald and Pearly Melinda (Collins)
Justice.


Earl Kenneda

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #73-008869; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Earl Kenneda; age 25; born 8 Mar 1948 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 7th grade education;
living at Simon, WV; son of unknown father and Edie Kenneda; married in 14 Mar 1973 in Grundy,
VA; Kathy Sue Kenneda; age 18; born 3 Feb 1955 in WV; single; this is her 1st marriage; 7th grade
education; living at Box 12-A, Coal Mountain, WV; daughter of Edgar and Dorothy (Combs) Kenneda.


Kathy Sue Kenneda

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #73-008869; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Earl Kenneda; age 25; born 8 Mar 1948 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 7th grade education;
living at Simon, WV; son of unknown father and Edie Kenneda; married in 14 Mar 1973 in Grundy,
VA; Kathy Sue Kenneda; age 18; born 3 Feb 1955 in WV; single; this is her 1st marriage; 7th grade
education; living at Box 12-A, Coal Mountain, WV; daughter of Edgar and Dorothy (Combs) Kenneda.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Kathy Sue Kenneda Steeles, 62, of Lexington, NC passed away on Sunday December 24, 2017 at Hinkle
Hospice House, Lexington, NC. She was born on February 3, 1955 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Edgar
and Dorothy Combs Kenneda. Kathy attended the Apostolic House of Prayer. In addition to her parents she
is preceded in death by her husband Ronald Steeles; a daughter Candice Steeles; two sons Jamie Toler and
Brian Toler; three sisters Karen Sue Kenneda, Freda Lusk, and Virgie Morgan; two brothers Earl Kenneda and
Okey Kennedy. Survivors include a daughter Teresa Toler; five sons Tony Steeles and companion Jennifer of
Hanover, Shawn Toler and wife Miranda of Hanover; Edward Toler and companion Francis Collins of
Lexington, NC, Scott Steeles of Lexington, NC and Aaron Ray Kenneda and companion Hailey of Simon; two
sisters Patricia Williams and husband Chuck of Lexington, NC and Virginia Brooks and husband Otis of
Simon; two brothers Ervin Kenneda and Eddie Kenneda both of Simon; a sister-in-law Carla Kenneda of
Lexington, NC; ten grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at
11:00 AM on Thursday December 28, 2017 at the Apostolic House of Faith, Foundation Fork, WV with Pastor
Todd Keneda and Rev. Bradley Kennedy officiating. She will be laid to rest in Kennedy Cemetery, Simon, WV. ..."