McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Morris C. Lester

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 19 Jan 1920; Page 222A; Family #100.
Listed as Morse C. Lester; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Amos Lester.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 17 April 1930; Page 181A; Family #111.
Listed as Morris Lester; age 19; born in WV; in household of father, Amos Lester.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 19; WV Archives Web Site.
Morris Lester; age 24; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living in Hanover, WV; son of Amos and Thura
Lester; married on 18 May 1935 at the home of the groom; Midgie Perry; age 20; born in Mingo
Co, WV; living at Hanover, WV; daughter of James and Bertha Perry.


Midge Perry

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 19; WV Archives Web Site.
Morris Lester; age 24; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living in Hanover, WV; son of Amos and Thura
Lester; married on 18 May 1935 at the home of the groom; Midgie Perry; age 20; born in Mingo
Co, WV; living at Hanover, WV; daughter of James and Bertha Perry.


Sherman Willie Buckner

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 375; WV Archives Web Site.
Sherman Willie Buckner; age 27; born 31 Mar 1942 in Floyd Co, VA; single; no previous marriage;
living at Rt #2, Floyd ,VA; son of Edward and Opal (Phillips) Buckner; married on 7 Jun 1969 in
Pageton, WV; Brenda Sue Seagraves; age 19; born 13 Dec 1949 in Gary, WV; single; no previous
marriage; living at Box 258, Pageton, WV; daughter of Vernon and Mollie Marie (Woolridge)
Seagraves.


Brenda Lou Seagraves

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 375; WV Archives Web Site.
Sherman Willie Buckner; age 27; born 31 Mar 1942 in Floyd Co, VA; single; no previous marriage;
living at Rt #2, Floyd ,VA; son of Edward and Opal (Phillips) Buckner; married on 7 Jun 1969 in
Pageton, WV; Brenda Sue Seagraves; age 19; born 13 Dec 1949 in Gary, WV; single; no previous
marriage; living at Box 258, Pageton, WV; daughter of Vernon and Mollie Marie (Woolridge)
Seagraves.


Christopher Harvey Estep

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Christopher Harvey Estep was born June 28, 1976 and passed away May 3, 2020 making his stay on earth 44 years, 10 months, and five days. He was the son of Joann Thornsbury Estep and the late King Phillip Estep who preceded him in death April 21, 2020.

"Christopher married Melissa Aralds May 4, 2011; she preceded him in death on February 2, 2019.

"To their union was born a son, Phillip Thomas Estep who is a special gift from God to his entire family. Christopher was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Harvey and Pearly Estep, maternal grandparents, Alex and Louise Thornsbury; and a special nephew, Jacob Harvey Hagerman.

"Christopher is survived by his son, Thomas Estep of War; his mother, Joann Estep of Jolo; his mother-in-law, Ruby Aralds of War; a brother, Phillip Benjamin Estep and wife Angel Estep; a nephew, Joshua Estep and nieces Madeline and Lillian Estep all of Ravenswood, WV; and a sister, Teresa Louise Estep of Jolo. Additional survivors include aunts, Lois, Cathy and Genny Estep all of Jolo, Nell Payne of Florida and Lilly Miller of Tazewell, VA, and Brenda Wolford and husband Lee of Jolo; uncles, Ricky Estep and wife Nila of Jolo, and Gary Estep and wife Cathy also of Jolo; cousins, who were like brothers and sisters to him, Michelle Wolford of Jolo, Ginger Hagerman and husband Garson of Jolo, Mary Stacy and husband Michael of Jolo Jessica Anglin and husband Kevin of Jolo, Martha Estep of Jolo and Garry Matthew Estep and wife Holly of Jolo. Also surviving are, special nieces and nephews, James Hagerman, Angela and Matthew Stacy, and Charlotte and Catherine Estep and numerous special friends. He was special to many and will be missed by all.

"Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 1 o’clock with Elders of the Old Regular Baptist Faith officiating at the Dave Estep Cemetery on Estep Ridge near Jolo with burial to follow.

"Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

"In lieu of flowers donations toward funeral expenses would be appreciated.

"Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family.

"Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com"


Melissa Aralds

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Melissa Estep 46, of War WV, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019, at her residence. Born June 10, 1972, in Bluefield WV, she was the daughter of Ruby Harrison Aralds and the late Thomas W. Aralds.
She was a graduate of Big Creek High School. She had a B.S. in Education with a concentration in Social Studies from Bluefield State College. She worked 21 years with W.V.D.H.H.R. in Welch and retired as a supervisor.

"Survivors include, her mother, Ruby Harrison Aralds of War WV, husband Christopher Estep of War WV, one son Thomas Estep of the home. mother and father in law Joann and Phillip Estep of Jolo WV.
A Celebration of Life will be Held Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the War United Methodist Church. In keeping with her wishes the body has been cremated."


Frank Benjamin Heath

1. 1930 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 226B; Image 2 of 35;
Family #14/20.
Listed as Frank Heath; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, James M. Heath.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1944); Page 343; WV Archives Website.
Frank B. Heath; age 22; born in Rhodell, WV; single; living at Marianna, WV; son of M/M Jim Heath;
married on 4 Apr 1944 at Pineville, WV; Lissie Milam; age 21; born in Mohegan, WV; single; living
at Marianna, WV; daughter of Will and Vicey Milam.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 466; WV Archives Website.
Frank Benjamin Heath; age 28; born in Rhodell, WV; divorced; living at Big Sandy, WV; married on
30 Dec 1948 in Welch, WV; Ethel Marie Webb; age 28; born in Mullens, WV; divorced; living at Big
Sandy, WV.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Benjamin Franklin Heath [Benjamin F Heath] [Benjamin Heath]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 1 May 1920
Birth Place: Rhodell, West Virginia [Rhodell|]
Death Date: Jul 1978
Claim Date: 31 Jul 1971
Father: James Heath
Mother: Martha Rose
SSN: 236183613
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Signature on SSN Card: Frank Heath
Relationship of Signature: Signature name differs from NH’s name.
Notes: Oct 1939: Name listed as BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HEATH;
30 Jul 1971: Name listed as BENJAMIN F HEATH;
28 Dec 1987: Name listed as BENJAMIN HEATH"
5. FindAGrave.com Website; submited by B. Walls; 2 Oct 2017.
" Frank B. Heath
Birth 1 May 1921
Death 28 Jul 1978 (aged 57)
Burial
Thompson Cemetery
Davy, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 183918503"


Lessie Clorine Milam

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Eureka; taken on 9 Apr 1930; Page 166A;
Image 22 of 73; Family #200/215.
Listed as Lessie Milam; age 2 yrs 10 mons; born in WV; in household of father, William G. Milam.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940; Page 748A; Image 9 of 35; Household #68.
Listed as Lessie Milam; age 12; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived in
Northfork, McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, William G. Milam.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1944); Page 343; WV Archives Website.
Frank B. Heath; age 22; born in Rhodell, WV; single; living at Marianna, WV; son of M/M Jim Heath;
married on 4 Apr 1944 at Pineville, WV; Lissie Milam; age 21; born in Mohegan, WV; single; living
at Marianna, WV; daughter of Will and Vicey Milam.


Bartley Tunnell

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, Peeryville Precinct,
taken on 16 Apr 1910, Page 161, Family #25.
Listed as Balley? Tunnell, age 18, born in VA, in household of father, J.D. Tunnell.
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; "The James Buchanan Tunnell
Family"; Article; Page 249; Lillian Payne Marsdeb, 606 Shamrock Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903.


May Whitten

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; "The James Buchanan Tunnell
Family"; Article; Page 249; Lillian Payne Marsdeb, 606 Shamrock Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903.


Louise Tunnell

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; "The James Buchanan Tunnell
Family"; Article; Page 249; Lillian Payne Marsdeb, 606 Shamrock Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903.


Andrew Tunnell

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; "The James Buchanan Tunnell
Family"; Article; Page 249; Lillian Payne Marsdeb, 606 Shamrock Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903.


Robert Tunnell

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; "The James Buchanan Tunnell
Family"; Article; Page 249; Lillian Payne Marsdeb, 606 Shamrock Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903.