McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Thomas Merland Griffith

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #72 007988; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Thomas Merland Griffith; age 23; born 28 Jul 1948 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage;
7th grade education; living at Yukon, WV; son of Merland and Lula Mae (Watts) Griffith;
married on 17 Mar 1972 at Grundy, VA; Adeline Allen; age 24; born 6 Oct 1947 in WV;
single; this is her 1st marriage; 6th grade education; living at Jolo, WV; daughter of
Shurles and Georgia Mae (Justice) Allen.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #72 027199; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Thomas Merland Griffith; age 23; born 28 Jul 1948 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage;
7th grade education; living at War, WV; son of Merland and Lula Mae (Watts) Griffith; married
on 1 Jul 1972 at Grundy, VA; Billie Fuller; maiden name, Harrison; born 1 Feb 1944 in WV;
divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; 8th grade education; living at Box 13, War, WV; daughter
of Thomas Ferdinand and Gladys (Wygal) Harrison.


Adeline Allen

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #30449; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Freddie Keene; age 22; born and living in Whitewood, VA; single; saw miller; son of
George H. and Edna (Payne) Keene; married on 21 Sep 1963 at Lebanon, VA; Adeline
Allen; age 17; born and living in Honaker, VA; single; daughter of Shurles and Georgia
(Stacy) Allen.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #72 007988; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Thomas Merland Griffith; age 23; born 28 Jul 1948 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage;
7th grade education; living at Yukon, WV; son of Merland and Lula Mae (Watts) Griffith;
married on 17 Mar 1972 at Grundy, VA; Adeline Allen; age 24; born 6 Oct 1947 in WV;
single; this is her 1st marriage; 6th grade education; living at Jolo, WV; daughter of
Shurles and Georgia Mae (Justice) Allen.
3. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #72 039232; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Albert Morgan Taylor; age 21; born 14 Apr 1951 in VA; single; this is his first marriage;
8th grade education; living at Jolo, WV; son of Amos Elliott and Hattie Belle (Colley) Taylor;
married on 30 Sep 1972 in Buchanan Co, VA; Adeline Keen; maiden name Allen; age 24;
born in WV; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; 7th grade education; living at Jolo, WV;
daughter of Shurles and Georgia Mae (Stacy) Allen.
4. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Adeline A Taylor
Residence Date 18 Jul 2001
Residence Place Davy, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 06 Oct 1947
Address Davy, West Virginia 24828
Address Date 18 Jul 2001
2nd Address Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
2nd Address Date 01 Jun 1998-15 Oct 2005
3rd Address Welch, West Virginia 24801
3rd Address Date 01 Feb 1993-01 Dec 1999
Possible Relatives Albert Morgan Taylor
Record Number 171285158"
5. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Adeline Taylor, 71, of Premier, WV, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, November, 22, 2017, at her residence; her journey here now is over. Adeline was born October 6, 1946, in Paynesville, WV, a daughter of the late Shurles and Georgia Mae Allen. She was a minister for 38 years and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Taylor, one son, Jeffery Scott Keen, grandson Scotty Shelton and one sister Geraldine Church. Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Shelton of Davy and Melissa Taylor of Premier; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren; one brother Roger Allen; and one sister, Audrey Alderman. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 1 o’clock with Reverend Kenny Green and Reverend Jamie Green officiating at the Garland Church of the Living God in Garland near Avondale, WV. Burial will follow in the Press Mullins Cemetery on Stateline Ridge near Paynesville, WV. ..."


Virgil Brooks Akers

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Houston Coal Co; Carswell; taken on 26/27
Jan 1920; Page 164A; Image 20 of 24; Family #389/432.
Listed as Virgil Akers; age 2 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Arnold W. Akers.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns creek Sistrict; Davy; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 227B; Image
69 of 75; Family #9/10.
Listed as Virgil B. Akers; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Arnold W. Akers.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Jenny; Mine Branch; E. D. 24-35; taken on
27 Apr 1940; Page 712A; Image 44 of 57; Household #366.
Listed as Virgil B. Akers; age 20; born in WV; single; 9th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; laborer in CCC Camp; in household of father, Arnold W. Washington.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 280; WV Archives Web Site.
Virgil Akers; age 22; born at Carswell, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; married on 9 May 1942 at
Davy, WV; Essie Mullins; age 19; born in Hensley, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; with consent of
W.F. Mullins; father of Essie Mullins.
5. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Virgil Brooks Akers
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Carswell, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 14 Nov 1919
Residence Place: Davy, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: New River And Poca Coal Co
Weight: 135
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5 6
Next of Kin: Bessie Akers
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Virgil Brooks Akers Self (Head)"
6. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014' Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Virgil Akers
SSN: 232-24-7673
Last Residence:
24828 Davy, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 14 Nov 1919
Died: 3 Jul 1993
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Essie Mullins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 280; WV Archives Web Site.
Virgil Akers; age 22; born at Carswell, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; married on 9 May 1942 at
Davy, WV; Essie Mullins; age 19; born in Hensley, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; with consent of
W.F. Mullins; father of Essie Mullins.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Essie Akers
[Essie Mullins]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 8 May 1923
Birth Place: Hensley Mcdo, West Virginia
[Pinville Wyo??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 29 Jul 1994
Father: William F Mullins
Mother: Lula England
SSN: 234325161
Notes: Oct 1960: Name listed as ESSIE AKERS;
Aug: Name listed as ESSIE MULLINS;
19 Aug 1994: Name listed as ESSIE M AKERS"
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Essie M. Akers
SSN: 234-32-5161
Last Residence:
24828 Davy, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 9 May 1923
Died: 29 Jul 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Marvin Elsworth Burns

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 70; WV Archives Web Site.
Marvin Elsworth Burns; age 52; born 10 Jul 1911 at Hettie, WV; divorced; one previous marriage;
living at Box 548, War, WV; son of Robert Columbus and Tecie Joyce (Shock) Burns; married on
17 May 1964 at Bradshaw, WV; Mary Ruth Horn; age 33; born 21 Jun 1930 at Drill, VA; divorced;
one previous marriage; living at Bartley, WV; daughter of Fred Lee and Bertha Easter (Dowdle) Shelton.


Mary Ruth Shelton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 70; WV Archives Web Site.
Marvin Elsworth Burns; age 52; born 10 Jul 1911 at Hettie, WV; divorced; one previous marriage;
living at Box 548, War, WV; son of Robert Columbus and Tecie Joyce (Shock) Burns; married on
17 May 1964 at Bradshaw, WV; Mary Ruth Horn; age 33; born 21 Jun 1930 at Drill, VA; divorced;
one previous marriage; living at Bartley, WV; daughter of Fred Lee and Bertha Easter (Dowdle) Shelton.


Billy Carl Akers

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 245; WV Archives Web Site.
Billy Carl Akers; age 20; born 18 Dec 1944 at Davy, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; son of
Virgil and Essie (Mullins) Akers; married on 24 Dec 1964 at Davy, WV; Beulah Faye Lester;
age 16; born 27 Apr 1948 at Welch, WV; single; living at Twin Branch, WV; daughter of Alvis
and Pearl (Fletcher) Lester; with consent of Virgil and Essie Akers, parents of Billy Carl Akers;
and Alvis and peral Lester, parents of Beulah Faye Lester.


Beulah Faye Lester

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 245; WV Archives Web Site.
Billy Carl Akers; age 20; born 18 Dec 1944 at Davy, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; son of
Virgil and Essie (Mullins) Akers; married on 24 Dec 1964 at Davy, WV; Beulah Faye Lester;
age 16; born 27 Apr 1948 at Welch, WV; single; living at Twin Branch, WV; daughter of Alvis
and Pearl (Fletcher) Lester; with consent of Virgil and Essie Akers, parents of Billy Carl Akers;
and Alvis and peral Lester, parents of Beulah Faye Lester.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Beulah Faye Akers
[Beulah F Akers]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 27 Apr 1948
Birth Place: Welch McDowe, West Virginia
Death Date: 9 Dec 2005
SSN: 331427374
Death Certificate Number: FANNING FUNERAL HOME
Notes: Jan 1965: Name listed as BEULAH FAYE AKERS;
21 Dec 2005: Name listed as BEULAH F AKERS"
3.Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Beulah Faye Akers
Birth Date: 27 Apr 1948
Death Date: 9 Dec 2005
Cemetery: New Community Cemetery (Asco)
Burial or Cremation Place: McDowell County, West Virginia, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem..."
Obit Posted
"HAMPTON, Ga. — Beulah Faye Akers, 57, of Hampton, formerly of Twin Branch, went home to be with her Lord Dec. 9, 2005 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, following a brief illness.
She was born April 27, 1948 in Welch, the daughter of Alvis Lester of Jonesville, Va.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Pearl Fletcher Lester; one brother, William Lester; and one sister, Rachael Payne.

"In addition to her father, surviving her is her husband of 41 years, Bill Akers Sr. of the home; five sons, Richard and Cathy Akers of Abbs Valley, Va., Billy and Elisabeth Akers, Darrell and Stephanie Akers, David and Sharon Akers, all of Hampton, Michael and Mary Akers of Abbs Valley; five sisters, Louise Carver of Jonesville, Goldie Adkins of King Mountain, N.C., Evelyn Rowe of Hampton, Hope Lambert of Welch, Audrey Collins of Capels; seven grandchildren, Justin, Alesha, Mikey, Kayla, Christopher, Keri and Hannah.

"Funeral services will be conducted at noon Tuesday at Fanning Funeral Home in Welch with the Rev. Matthew Stacy and Brother Bob Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the New Community Cemetery at Asco.

"Friends may call at Fanning Funeral Home in Welch today from 6-9 p.m.
She was of the Baptist faith, and a born again Christian. She was a member of Lake Cindy Baptist Church in Hampton. A loving wife, mother and granny. She loved her boys, daughters-in-law and grandchildren...."


Raymond Eugene Surber

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 101; WV Archives Web Site.
Raymond Eugene Surber; age 22; born 2 Jul 1941 in Damascus, VA; single; living at
1400 Occoquaw Road, Woodbridge, VA; son of Letha Surber and unknown father; married
on 19 Jun 1964 at Anawalt, WV; Rosie Annie Mitchem; age 21; born 20 Apr 1943 at O'Toole,
WV; single; living at Box 155, Analwalt, WV; daughter of Allen and Nellie (Davis) Mitchem.


Rosie Annie Mitchem

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 101; WV Archives Web Site.
Raymond Eugene Surber; age 22; born 2 Jul 1941 in Damascus, VA; single; living at
1400 Occoquaw Road, Woodbridge, VA; son of Letha Surber and unknown father; married
on 19 Jun 1964 at Anawalt, WV; Rosie Annie Mitchem; age 21; born 20 Apr 1943 at O'Toole,
WV; single; living at Box 155, Analwalt, WV; daughter of Allen and Nellie (Davis) Mitchem.


Daniel Ernest Mitchell

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1964); Page 74; WV Archives Web Site.
Daniel Ernest Mitchell; age 27; born 24 Jul 1936 in Hensley, WV; single; living at Davy, WV;
son of Dan and Vicie (Blackburn) Mitchell; married on 16 May 1964 at Premier, WV; Shirley
Ann Stacey; age 16; born 3 Apr 1948 in Premier, WV; single; living at Premier, WV; daughter
of Richard Albert and Clarice (Howell) Stacey.


Shirley Ann Stacy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1964); Page 74; WV Archives Web Site.
Daniel Ernest Mitchell; age 27; born 24 Jul 1936 in Hensley, WV; single; living at Davy, WV;
son of Dan and Vicie (Blackburn) Mitchell; married on 16 May 1964 at Premier, WV; Shirley
Ann Stacey; age 16; born 3 Apr 1948 in Premier, WV; single; living at Premier, WV; daughter
of Richard Albert and Clarice (Howell) Stacey.