McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Geneva Whitt

1. Fanning Funeral home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Geneva Cooper, 68, of, Paynesville, WV, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA.

"Geneva was born December 17, 1949 in Atwell, WV, a daughter of the late James and Molly Blankenship Whitt. She was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. cooking, and sewing.

"In addition to her parents Geneva was preceded in death by one son, Keith Christian; one sister, Betty Belcher; one brother, Jimmy Cline; and a great granddaughter, Caroline Kelly.

"Survivors include four children, Kim Riffe and husband Gary of Princeton, WV, Melissa Shortridge and husband Richard of Abingdon, VA, Regina Keene and husband Samuel Jr. of War, WV, and Angela Blankenship and husband Mark of Vansant VA; eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and three more on the way; three sisters, Carol Calomaio of Logan, WV, Lois Blankenship of Lex, WV and Sharon Whitt of Florida; one brother, Bill Cline of Bradshaw, WV; a special brother-in-law, David Belcher of Logan, WV; and a long term boyfriend, Larry Blankenship of Bradshaw, WV.

"Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 3 o’clock with Reverend Charles Rose officiating at the Family Worship Center in Jolo, WV. Burial will follow in Tom Sparks Cemetery on Rockridge near Paynesville, WV. Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

"Friends may visit with the family at the Family Worship Center in Jolo, WV, Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 2 p.m. until the time of services.

"Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the Cooper Family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com"


Jesse Keene

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #68 049665; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jesse Keene; age 22; born 29 Apr 1946 in WV; single; 4 yrs HS education; living at Bradshaw, WV;
son of James Everett and Thelma (Vance) Keene; married on 20 Dec 1968 in Grundy, VA; Susan
Rose Hylton; age 19; born 20 Apr 1949 in KY; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Vernon
and Margarette (Singleton) Hylton.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Jesse Kenne, 73, of Raysal, WV, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020, in CAMC Memorial in Charleston, WV.

"Jesse was born April 29, 1946, in Panther, WV, a son of the late Everett and Thelma Vance Keene. He drove an Ashland Oil truck for numerous years; was a United States Army veteran, and a member of the Raysal Fire Department.

"In addition to his parents, Jesse was preceded in death by his first wife, Susan Rose Hylton Keene, a son-in-law, James Hall and numerous siblings.

"Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Thelma Keene of the home; four sons, James Keene and wife Felicia of Denver, NC; Jessie Keene Jr. of Pikeville, KY, Thomas Poore of Raysal and Michael Poore and wife Lanette of Booneville, NC; two daughters, Ursula Workman and husband Robert of Patriot, OH and Jacqulynn Hall of Raysal, WV; eight grandchildren, Shannon Keene, Justin Keene, Amanda Hall, Faith Poore, Nathaniel Poore, Eric Keene, Susanna Workman and Jacob Poore; fours brothers, Bobby Keene of Wyoming County, WV, Ray Keene of Kendallville, IN, Jerry Keene of Ligonier, IN, and Newton Keene of Lexington, NC; two sisters, Pinkie Sanders of Indiana and Martha Perdue of Bartley, WV; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11 o’clock with Reverend Jerry Stacy officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Following his service Last Call will be conducted by the Raysal Fire Department. Burial will follow in Tom Sparks Cemetery on Bradshaw Mountain at Rockridge near Paynesville, WV, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the VFW Post #1144. Serving as pallbearers will be Gene Kennedy, Scottie Perez Sr., William Kenderick, Shay Bryant, Bryan Endicott and Jacob Poore. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Compton, Doug Kendrick, Clifford Kenrick and Frankie Underwood.

"Friends may visit with the family Thursday evening, February 13, 2020 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV.

" Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com"


Robert James Cummings

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
Robert James Cummings; born 10 Nov 1942; living in Gary, WV.
2. Gregory-Page Funeral Home; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Robert J. "Fats" Cummings age 77, a life long resident of Gary, WV, who departed this life on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in CAMC General Division in Charleston, WV, following a lengthy illness. Robert was born November 10, 1942 in Gary, and the son of the late Bernice Cummings. He completed his education and worked at U.S. Steel coalmines for 17 years before becoming an ambulance driver with the McDowell Ambulance Authority in Welch, WV. Until failing health, he was a member of Miracle Mt. Carmel Church of God in Kimball, WV. He was an avid fisherman, who enjoyed hunting and watching the Westerns. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one brother, John Cummings and a great-niece, Melah Abbington. Robert "Fats," leaves a lifetime of loving memories to his wife of 44 years, Yvonne "Juanita" Cummings; their children: Veronica M. Cummings, Tara R. Cummings and Trinity J. Cummings all of Gary; his nephew, whom he raised and regarded as his son, Dwayne (Penny) Rash Sr. of Columbus, OH; his four grandchildren: Rhianna, Cheylan, Omarion and Xzavier; his three siblings: Alfred H. Cummings of Kentucky, Margaret (Melvin) Carr of Charlotte, NC and Regina Simmons of Bluefield, VA; several generations of nephews, nieces and cousins; his brothers and sisters-in-law; two goddaughters, Kishon Vineyard and Crystal Weaver both of Gary and two special friends, the Reverend J. T. (Rita) Horton of VA and Ronald (Priscilla) Dalton of Gary. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, February 14, 2020 at New Hope Fellowship Church in Thorpe, WV, with Pastor Anthony Blair, presiding, Ruling Elder Anthony J. Bell, Minister Karen Holliday and the Reverend J.T. Horton officiating and the Reverend George Masterson eulogist. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 6605 New Hope Road in Bluewell, WV. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m., ,Mr. Cummings family and friends will serve as both pallbearers and flower bearers. Services entrusted to Gregory-Page Funeral Home in Welch. (to leave online condolences: gregory-pagefh.com)."


Comer Cummings

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; E.D. 24-3; taken 16 Apr 1940; Page 52B;
Image 40 of 64; Household #326.
Listed as Comer Cummings; age 42; born in TN; married; 4th grade education; Negro; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; coal loader in coal mine; head of household.


Gertrude Turner

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; E.D. 24-3; taken 16 Apr 1940; Page 52B;
Image 40 of 64; Household #326.
Listed as Gertrude Cummings; age 35; born in TN; married; Negro; 1 yr HS education; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Comer Cummings.


Carr Cummings

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; E.D. 24-3; taken 16 Apr 1940; Page 52B;
Image 40 of 64; Household #326.
Listed as Carr Cummings; age 19; born in TN; single; Negro; 8th grade education; new worker;
lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Comer Cummings.


Earling Cummings

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; E.D. 24-3; taken 16 Apr 1940; Page 52B;
Image 40 of 64; Household #326.
Listed as Earling Cummings; age 17; born in TN; single; Negro; 3 yrs HS education; attending school;
lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Comer Cummings.


James Cummings

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; E.D. 24-3; taken 16 Apr 1940; Page 52B;
Image 40 of 64; Household #326.
Listed as James Cummings; age 18; born in TN; single; Negro; 8th grade education; attending school;
lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Comer Cummings.


Inzetta Cummings

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary; E.D. 24-3; taken 16 Apr 1940; Page 52B;
Image 40 of 64; Household #326.
Listed as Inzetta Cummings; age 15; born in TN; single; Negro; 8th grade education; attending school;
lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Comer Cummings.