McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Virgil Lee Thompson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 379; WV Archives Website.
Virgil Lee Thompson; age 28; born in Franklin Co, VA; single; one previous marriage; living at Rt 1,
Ferrum, VA; son of James Lloyd and Ruth (Cannaday) Thompson; married on 21 Jun 1969 in
Elbert, WV; Brenda Mae Queen; age 21; born 19 Jan 1948 in Welch, WV; single; no previous
marriage; living at Gary, WV; daughter of Robert and Shirley Virginia (Stone) Queen.


Brenda Mae Queen

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 379; WV Archives Website.
Virgil Lee Thompson; age 28; born in Franklin Co, VA; single; one previous marriage; living at Rt 1,
Ferrum, VA; son of James Lloyd and Ruth (Cannaday) Thompson; married on 21 Jun 1969 in
Elbert, WV; Brenda Mae Queen; age 21; born 19 Jan 1948 in Welch, WV; single; no previous
marriage; living at Gary, WV; daughter of Robert and Shirley Virginia (Stone) Queen.


Eric Arden King Rev

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Rev. Eric Arden King, 54 of Iaeger, West Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 5th 2019 after a long illness. Eric was born June 10, 1965 in Welch, West Virginia a son of Russell and Frances Haynes King. He was of the Apostolic Pentecostal faith and attended church at Christ Cathedral. Eric was a 1983 graduate of Iaeger High School. He then went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in biology from Concord University. He then pursued post-graduate education at Marshall University where he received a master’s degree in psychology. He had a special interest and certification in School Psychology as well. He was employed as a school psychologist in Cabell County, West Virginia, Mount Sterling, Kentucky and then, McDowell County, West Virginia until retirement. He was proud of his education and was a remarkably intelligent person. Although education was important to him, he was also most proud of his ordination as a minister with the United Pentecostal Church. He loved to read about historical events and to study his bible. He passed his love of learning to his son of whom he was most proud. Eric enjoyed directing choir and teaching Sunday School, fishing, reading, cooking, playing the organ and singing for the Lord. He had an uncanny ability to make people laugh and tell stories that you would never forget. Eric was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George and Lillian King as well as his maternal grandparents, Dave and Goldie Haynes. He was also preceded in death by several aunts and uncles. Those left to cherish the memories are his parents, Reverend Russell and Frances King of Iaeger. Also left to carry on his name and heritage was his pride and joy, his son, Elliott King of Mount Sterling, Kentucky. He has one sister, Theresa Tolliver of Iaeger. A nephew and his wife, Chris and Courtney Riffe of Iaeger. A niece, Chelsea Riffe of Iaeger. And one great-nephew, Grayson Riffe of Iaeger. He also has a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Pallbearers will be Chris Riffe, Marty Lawrence, David Blankenship, Ryan King, Kevin Stanley, and Rick Addair. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, November 9th at 1pm at Christ Cathedral in Iaeger, West Virginia with services conducted by Pastor Joel Urshan and Bishop E. S. Harper. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, November 8th from 6pm to 9pm at the Christ Cathedral in Iaeger with service at 7pm. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell, West Virginia on Sunday, November 10th, 2019. For those wishing to travel with the family to the cemetery, the funeral procession will be leaving Christ Cathedral at 10 a.m. Sunday morning. Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, West Virginia is assisting the King family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com"


Howard Wooldridge

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 403; WV Archives Website.
Howard Wooldridge; age 55; born 10 May 1914 at Big Creek, WV; widowed; one previous marriage;
living at Anawalt, WV; son of Grat and Thresia (Maries, sic, Myers) Wooldridge; married on 11 Jul
1969 at Thorpe, WV; Gracie Blanche Barker Johnson; age 47; born 19 Feb 1922 in Pageton, WV;
widow; one previous marriage; living at Box 374, Anawalt, WV; daughter of Elzie and Myrtle (Sexton)
Barker.


Wiley Crowder

1. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Cleva Sehen; 14 Jul 2012.
" Wiley Crowder
Birth 2 Jul 1916
Death 1 Jan 1996 (aged 79)
USA
Burial
Mountain View Cemetery
Ridgeway, Henry County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 93598587"


Cleva Belle Edwards

1. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Cleva Sehen; 14 Jul 2012.
" Cleva Belle Edwards Crowder
Birth 13 Aug 1927
Carroll County, Virginia, USA
Death 9 Jan 1998 (aged 70)
Burial
Mountain View Cemetery
Ridgeway, Henry County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 93598663"


Gracie Blanche Barker

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 403; WV Archives Website.
Howard Wooldridge; age 55; born 10 May 1914 at Big Creek, WV; widowed; one previous marriage;
living at Anawalt, WV; son of Grat and Thresia (Maries, sic, Myers) Wooldridge; married on 11 Jul
1969 at Thorpe, WV; Gracie Blanche Barker Johnson; age 47; born 19 Feb 1922 in Pageton, WV;
widow; one previous marriage; living at Box 374, Anawalt, WV; daughter of Elzie and Myrtle (Sexton)
Barker.


Theodore John Valach

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 390; WV Archives Website.
Theodore John Valach; age 26; born 4 Jul 1942 in Pageton, WV; single; no previous marriage;
living at Box 206, Pageton, WV; son of John and Anna (Fodor) Valach; married on 21 Jun 1969
in Jenkinjones, WV; Patricia Ann Flanner; age 18; born 2 Dec 1950 in Bluefield, WV; single; no
previous marriage; living at Box 67, Jenkinjones, WV; daughter of Jesse Edward and Helen Inez
(O'Bryan) Flanner.


Patricia Ann Flanner

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 390; WV Archives Website.
Theodore John Valach; age 26; born 4 Jul 1942 in Pageton, WV; single; no previous marriage;
living at Box 206, Pageton, WV; son of John and Anna (Fodor) Valach; married on 21 Jun 1969
in Jenkinjones, WV; Patricia Ann Flanner; age 18; born 2 Dec 1950 in Bluefield, WV; single; no
previous marriage; living at Box 67, Jenkinjones, WV; daughter of Jesse Edward and Helen Inez
(O'Bryan) Flanner.


Evelyn Phillips

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #23035; Ancestry.com Website.
Ocie Fraizer; age 31; born in Garrett Co, KY; single; no previous marriage; coal miner; living at War,
WV; son of Dink and Sarah (Conley) Fraizer; married on 18 Aug 1951 in Grundy, VA; Evelyn Phillips;
age 25; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; no previous marriage; housewok; living at Raysal, WV;
daughter of Coy and Minnie Mae (Graham) Phillips.
2, Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #89-016806; Ancestry.com Web Site.
George Washington East; age 75; born 22 Feb 1914 in VA; widowed; this is his 2nd marriage;
3rd grade education; living at Box 692, War, WV; son of Walter and Martha (Lawson) East; married
on 6 Apr 1989 in Tazewell, VA; Evelyn Frazier; maiden name Phillips; age 62; born 2 Aug 1926 in
WV; widow; this is her 2nd marriage; last marriage ended in Sep 1981; 2nd grade education; living
at Box 692, War, WV; daughter of Carl and Minnie Mae (Graham) Phillips.


Earl Gene Phillips

1. U.S., Vietnam War Military Casualties, 1956-1998; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Earl Gene Phillips
Birth Date: 8 Nov 1945
Death Date: 6 Nov 1965
Gender: Male
Age: 19
Race: Caucasian (White)
Home City: War
Home State: West Virginia
Religion: Church of God
Marital status: Single (Spouse Not Listed) (Single)
SSN/Service #: 13794599
Citizen Status: U.S.
Death Date: 6 Nov 1965
Processed Date: Nov 1965
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Casualty Type: Hostile - Killed
Casualty Reason: Gunshot or Small Arms Fire
Casualty Air: Ground Casualty
Body Status: Body Recovered
Service Branch: Department of the Army
Component: Regular (RA, USN, USAF, USMC, USCG)
Military Grade: Specialist Fourth Class
Pay Grade: Specialist Fourth Class (U.S. Army) or Corporal (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps) or Sergeant (U.S. Air Force) or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: Any Entry; Second Column: N; Third Column: 3; Fourth Column: Blank (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard) or
Province: 99
Length of Service : 02
Service Occupation: Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY)
Data Source: Combat Area Casualties Current File"
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Victoria True-Taylor; 16 Jul 2012.
"SPC Earl Gene Phillips
Birth 8 Nov 1945
Death 6 Nov 1965 (aged 19)
Vietnam
Burial
Big Creek Cemetery II
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 93736378"

Additional Information Posted:
"WV SP4 Co B 8 Cav 8 Cav Div Vietnam PH

"s/o Evelyn Phillips
Evelyn married Ocie Frazier 18 Aug 1951 Bland, VA
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"Specialist Earl Gene Phillips of War, McDowell County, W.Va., was born on Nov. 8, 1945. He died in Vietnam on Nov. 6, 1965.

"His name is listed under 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, Bravo Company, in “We Were Soldiers Once...And Young: Ia Drang The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam,” by Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and Joseph L. Galloway (1992).

"He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Edward Frazier, 8, who was hit by a car.

"Survivors included his parents Oca Frazier and Evelyn Phillips Frazier, brothers Junior Woodrow Phillips, Roy Lee Osborn Phillips and Otis Day Phillips, Sarah Ellen Gannor and Mary Alice Hicks.

"Funeral services were held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church of War with the Rev. W.H. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Big Creek Cemetery II, McDowell County."


Salvatore "Jack" Larry

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Sam and Rose (Loria) Larry"; Article; Page 208; submitted by James Larry
Copolo, (Grandson), Maybeury, WV.


Mary Capicotta

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Sam and Rose (Loria) Larry"; Article; Page 208; submitted by James Larry
Copolo, (Grandson), Maybeury, WV.