McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


James Richard Bullins

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Wilson primitive Baptist Church, Dodgetown, Stokes Co, NC; submitted by
Timmy and Cindi Bouldin Tilley; 10 Mar 2011.
James Richard Bullins; bor 21 Jul 1877 in Stokes Co, NC; died 27 Jan 1957 in Rockingham Co, NC;
buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Zeb White

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1907); Page 417; WV Archives Web Site.
Zeb White; age 23; born in Stokes Co, NC; single; railroader; living at Bluefield, WV; son of
Calvin and Annie; married on 11 Mar 1907 at Short Creek, WV; Abbie Osborne; age 17; born
in Lawrence Co, KY; single; daughter of William and Martha.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1921); Page 179; Line 11; WV Archives Web Site.
Zeb White; age 41 yrs, 6 mons; born 9 May 1880 in NC; married; miner; son of C.F. and Hanna'
died 1 Dec 1921 at Roderfield, WV; due to gunshot wounds.
3. FindAgrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 17 Dec 2013.
Zeb White; born in unknown; died ____1 Dec; buried here; headstone photo shown; "AGE 47".


Abbie Osborne

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1907); Page 417; WV Archives Web Site.
Zeb White; age 23; born in Stokes Co, NC; single; railroader; living at Bluefield, WV; son of
Calvin and Annie; married on 11 Mar 1907 at Short Creek, WV; Abbie Osborne; age 17; born
in Lawrence Co, KY; single; daughter of William and Martha.


Edgar White

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 17 Dec 2013.
Edgar White; born (can't read dates0; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Infant Son White

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 17 Dec 2013.
Infant Son White; born (can't read dates0; buried here; headstone photo shown.
"Infant son of Zeb and Abbie White"


Tandy White

1. FindAgrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 17 Dec 2013.
Tandy White; born in 1912; died in 1918; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Max Strothers Whitaker

1. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Max Strothers Whitaker
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Berwind, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 23 Nov 1921
Residence: Avondale, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 19 Sep 1945
Occupation: Unemployed
Weight: 159
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 8
Next of Kin: Mildred Keith
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Max Strothers Whitaker Self (Head)"
2. "World War II Young American Patroits", 1941-1945"; McDowell Co, WV; Page 778; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Max S. Whitaker; born 23 Nov 1921; Sargent, US Marines; enterated service in Jul 1940; served at Parris
Island, SC; Europe; Pacific; awarded three Battle Stars; Presidenial Unit Citation; attended Iaeger HS;
Protestant; son of M/M/ W.M. Whitaker, Avondale, WV.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Max Strothers Whitaker
[Max S Whitaker]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 23 Nov 1921
Birth Place: Berwind, West Virginia
Death Date: 3 Mar 2007
Father: William M Whitaker
Mother: Mytle C Rushbrook
SSN: 234222670
Notes: Jun 1939: Name listed as MAX STROTHERS WHITAKER; 06 Mar 2007: Name listed as MAX S WHITAKER"
4. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Max Whitaker
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 23 Nov 1921
Death Date: 3 Mar 2007
Branch 1: M
Enlistment Date 1: 17 Jul 1940
Release Date 1: 14 Sep 1945
Branch 2: M
Enlistment Date 2: 2 Jun 1955
Release Date 2: 23 May 1957"
6. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Monday, 5, March 2007; Newspaper Obit.
"BUSHNELL, Fla. -- Max Strothers Whitaker, 85, of Bushnell, died Saturday, March 3, 2007 in Brooksville, Fla.

"Born in Berwind, he retired as a conductor for Norfolk Southern Railroad. He served in the USMC as a Gunnery Sergeant during World War II in the Pacific Theatre of Operation and the South Pacific in the Battle of Guadal Canal. He served in the Korean conflict. He was of the Baptist faith.

"He was preceded in death by his parents: William M. Whitaker and Myrtle C. Rushbrooke; son: John Whitaker; three brothers: William, Lloyd, and Travis Whitaker; sister: Mildred Keith.

"Survivors: Wife: Dorilese (Cline) Whitaker of Bushnell; daughters: Carol Wissing of Jacksonville, Fla., Tina Rowe of Wakeman, Ohio, Patricia Diane Rice of Bushnell; sister: Lois Dale of Princeton; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

"Visitation: Wednesday, March 7, 2007 from 12 noon-1:00 p.m. at Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.

"Services: Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Purcell Funeral Home in Bushnell with the Reverend Hughie Stiefel officiating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell..."
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co, FL; submitted by
GerbLady; 2 Mar 2010; headstone photo added by T Fickett; personal photo added by Angela Whitaker-Becker.
Max Strothers Whitaker; born 23 Nov 1921; died 3 Mar 2007; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"GY SGT US MARINE CORPS; - WORLD WAR II; KOREA".
"USMC Gunnery Sergeant during World War II. Fought in the Battle of Guadalcanal. Awarded 3 Battle Stars and the
Presidential Unit Citation."


Dorilese Cline

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-57; taken on 19 Apr 1940; Page 1105A;
Image 45 of 74; Household #386.
Listed as Darillse Cline; age 9; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; livied in McDowell Co, WV
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, D. Hiland Cline.


Johnny Mack Whitaker

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #6188; WV Archives Web Site.
Johnny Mack Whitaker; age 1 yr, 21 days; born 20 Apr 1950 at Iaeger, WV; son of Mack and Dorilese
(Cline) Whitaker; died 11 May 1951 at Iaeger, WV; due to suffocation in bed; buried 12 May 1951 in
Roderfield, WV; informant, Mack Whitaker, father.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV. submitted by
Angela Whitaker-Becker; 8 Nov 2013.
Johnny Mack Whitaker; born 20 Apr 1950 in Iaeger, WV; died 11 May 1951 in Iaeger, WV; son of
Mack and Dorilese (Cline) Whitaker; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


William Madison Whitaker

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 4 Jun 1900; Page 74A; Family #25/25.
Listed as William M. Whitaker; age 2; born in Dec 1897 in WV; in household of father, Jerry Whitaker.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 210B;
Family #417/431.
Listed as William M. Whitaker; age 13; borni n WV; in household of mother, Rebecca Lou (____)
Whitaker.
3. Monroe Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1917); Page 355; Line #80; WV Archives Web Site.
William Madison Whitaker; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living in McDowell Co, WV; married
on 31 Oct 1917 in Monroe Co, WV; Myrtle Corona Rushbrook; age 20; born and living in Monroe
Co, WV.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #103; Welch, WV Draft Board; 5 Jun 1918.
William Mathias Whitaker; age 21; born on 25 Dec 1897 in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Berwind, WV;
father born in Tazewell Co, VA; employed by New River Pocahontas Coal Co at Berwind, WV; nearest
relative, Mrs. R.L. Whitaker, Canbrake, WV; tall with slender build; blue eyes and dark brown hair.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV. submitted by
B. Walls; 26 Feb 2014.
William M. Whitaker; born in 1897; died in 1940; buried here; double headstone photo shown with wife,
Myrtle C. Whitaker; "AT REST".


Myrtle Corona Rushbrook

1. Monroe Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1917); Page 355; Line #80; WV Archives Web Site.
William Madison Whitaker; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living in McDowell Co, WV; married
on 31 Oct 1917 in Monroe Co, WV; Myrtle Corona Rushbrook; age 20; born and living in Monroe
Co, WV.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Myrtle Rushbrooke Whitaker
[Myrtle Corenna Whitaker]
[Myrtle Whitaker]
[Myrtle Rushbrooke Rushbrooke]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 5 Feb 1898
Birth Place: Peterstown M, West Virginia
Death Date: 16 Dec 1995
Father: Albert E Rushbrooke
Mother: Sciota M Chambers
SSN: 226509223
Notes: Jul 1956: Name listed as MYRTLE RUSHBROOKE WHITAKER; Jun 1972: Name listed as MYRTLE CORENNA WHITAKER; 21 Dec 1995: Name listed as MYRTLE C WHITAKER"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV. submitted by
B. Walls; 26 Feb 2014.
Myrtle C. Whitaker; born in 1898; died in 1995; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
husband, William Madison Whitaker; "AT REST".


Earl Whistlehunt Jr

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV. submitted by
B. Walls; 9 Dec 2013.
Earl Whistlehunt; born 10 Nov 1951; died 30 Oct 1996; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with wife Kathy L; born 12 Aug 1952; no death date; "Married Sept. 14, 1970"


Jerry Curtis Blankenship

1. "The Register Herald", Beckley, WV Wednesday, 23 Mar 2005, newspaper Obit.
"PINEVILLE - Curtis Blankenship, 82, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2005, in Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital
following a long illness. "Survivors include three sons, Danny Blankenship and his wife, Karen, of Randleman, N.C., Jerry Blankenship and his
wife, Kathy, of Pineville and Eddy Blankenship of Rockview; a daughter, Peggy Baldwin and her husband, Larry, of
Rockview; five grandchildren, Chris Baldwin and his wife, Martha, Erik Baldwin and his wife, Tanya, Jonathan Baldwin
and his wife, Stefanie, Kim Toler and her husband, Edwin, and Tommy Blankenship and his wife, Kim; a step
granddaughter, Jennifer Farley; and six great-grandchildren, Gabe and Mary Beth Baldwin, Daniel and Joshua Baldwin,
Auron Baldwin and Daniel Toler...."
2. Evans-Calfee Funeral Service; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Jerry C. Blankenship 65, of Rockview passed away Sunday November 26, 2017 at his home.

"Born June 27, 1952 in Pineville he was the son of the late Eli Curtis and Sarah Marie Harvey Blankenship.

"Jerry was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam war, he was a life long resident of Pineville, he owned Rite-Way Packette at Jesse for several years. Jerry was an avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed his fishing trips to Canada.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Kathy Ellison Blankenship.

"Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Eunice Blankenship, his son Tommy Blankenship and his wife Kim of Corrine, his granddaughter Emma Blankenship, his step-children Chris England and wife Jackie and Michelle Reed. Step-grandson Dalton England and Step Granddaughter Sarah Reed. Two brothers Danny Blankenship, and Eddy Blankenship. His sister Peggy Baldwin and her husband Larry."


Kathy Ellison

1. "The Register-Herald; Beckley, WV; Thursday, 3 October 2013; Newspaper Obit.
"PINEVILLE — Kathy Blankenship, 59, of Pineville, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at her residence following a long courageous battle with cancer.

"Born March 5, 1954, at Pineville, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Gladys Brooks Ellison.
Kathy was a lifelong resident of Pineville. She was a 1972 Pineville High School graduate; was part owner of Riteway Packette, was manager at Pinnacle Creek Country Store, and had worked at Woody's. Kathy enjoyed the love of her life, her only grandchild, Emma.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Curtis and Marie Blankenship.

"Survivors include her husband, Jerry Blankenship of Pineville; son, Tommy Blankenship and his wife, Kim of Corinne; two brothers, Timmy Ellison and his wife, Sherri of Pineville and Wayne Ellison and his wife, Susan of Keyrock; a sister, Pam Ellison of Rockview; two brothers-in-law, Danny Blankenship of Beckley and Eddy Blankenship of Rockview; a sister-in-law, Peggy Baldwin and her husband, Larry of Rockview; a granddaughter, Emma Blankenship; a niece, Kim Toler of Beckley; three nephews, Erik Baldwin of Princeton, Jonathan Baldwin of Bluefield, Chris Baldwin of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also survived by many aunts and uncles.

"A celebration of Kathy's life will be at 11 a.m., Friday, October 4, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Evan Arkell officiating.

"The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, October 3.

"Entombment will follow in the Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny...."


Edgar James Brant

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 328; WV Archives Web Site.
Edgar James Brant; age 22; born at Rockridge, WV; single; living at Lex, WV; married on 12 Mar 1952 at
Lex, WV; Gertrude Agnes Stanley; age 17; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Avondale, WV; with consent
of M/M Burl Stanley, parents of Gertrude Agnes Stanley.


Gertrude Agnas "Cricket" Stanley

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Garland-Lex; E.D. 24-60; taken on 16 Apr 1935; Page
1197A; Image 31 of 132; Household #232.
Listed as Gertrude Stanley; age 5; born in WV; no education; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935;
in household of father, Burl Stanley.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 328; WV Archives Web Site.
Edgar James Brant; age 22; born at Rockridge, WV; single; living at Lex, WV; married on 12 Mar 1952 at
Lex, WV; Gertrude Agnes Stanley; age 17; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Avondale, WV; with consent
of M/M Burl Stanley, parents of Gertrude Agnes Stanley.
3. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Gertrude A Donnelly
Residence Date 01 Apr 2000
Residence Place Iaeger, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 18 Feb 1935
Phone Number..."
"...Phone Number Recorded Date 01 Jan 2009
Address 36 RR 10 Box
Address Continued Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
Address Date 01 Apr 2000
2nd Address E Balls Gap
2nd Address Continued Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
2nd Address Date 01 Oct 1998
3rd Address 36 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
3rd Address Date 01 Sep 1993-01 Jan 2009
Possible Relatives John R Donnelly..."


John Donnelly

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Marytown; E.D. 24-36; taken on 23/24 Apr 1940;
Page 733A; Image 25 of 48; Household #213.
Listed as John Donnely; age 7 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Charles Donnelly.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit
"John Donnelly, 74, of Iaeger, WV, passed away, Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV, following a short illness.

"John was born September 7, 1939 in Roderfield, WV, a son of the late Charlie and Ida Mae Simpson Donnelly. He was a coal miner; he previously worked for U. S. Steel and was a foreman for Consol Energy.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Donnelly, a son, John Donnelly, Jr., and a son-in-law, Darrell Addair.

"Survivors include his loving wife of 29 years, Gertrude "Cricket" Donnelly of the home; his children, Patty Addair of Lexington, SC, Dennis "Danny" Donnelly and wife Ginni of Spring Branch, TX, Debbie Matney and husband Jerry of Lexington, SC, Miranda Witt and husband Ronnie also of Lexington, SC, Joyce Powell and husband Kenny of Beckley, WV, Alan Brant and wife Christina of Iaeger, WV, and Julie Johnston and husband Charlie of Rock, WV; and a grandson Tommy Newman whom he had the enjoyment of sharing his home with. John also had eleven other grandchildren and ten great grandchildren he cherished. He is also survived by a sister, Carol McCoy of Matewan, WV; two brothers, Millard Donnelly and wife Pauline and Frank Donnelly and wife Lynn all of Kenova, WV; a half brother, Saul Simpson, Jr. of Roderfield, WV; and four half sisters, Ruth Barnett of Davy, WV, Hattie Donnelly Brumfield of Waverly, OH, Virginia "Jenny" Donnelly of Paintsville, KY, and Ruth Donnelly Spence of Tomahawk, KY.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 25, 2013, at 2 o’clock, with Reverend Don Morgan officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in the Brant Family Cemetery on Beartown Mountain near Paynesville, WV. .."


Gertrude Agnas "Cricket" Stanley

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Garland-Lex; E.D. 24-60; taken on 16 Apr 1935; Page
1197A; Image 31 of 132; Household #232.
Listed as Gertrude Stanley; age 5; born in WV; no education; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935;
in household of father, Burl Stanley.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 328; WV Archives Web Site.
Edgar James Brant; age 22; born at Rockridge, WV; single; living at Lex, WV; married on 12 Mar 1952 at
Lex, WV; Gertrude Agnes Stanley; age 17; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Avondale, WV; with consent
of M/M Burl Stanley, parents of Gertrude Agnes Stanley.
3. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Gertrude A Donnelly
Residence Date 01 Apr 2000
Residence Place Iaeger, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 18 Feb 1935
Phone Number..."
"...Phone Number Recorded Date 01 Jan 2009
Address 36 RR 10 Box
Address Continued Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
Address Date 01 Apr 2000
2nd Address E Balls Gap
2nd Address Continued Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
2nd Address Date 01 Oct 1998
3rd Address 36 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
3rd Address Date 01 Sep 1993-01 Jan 2009
Possible Relatives John R Donnelly..."


Stephen Shawn Beverly

1. Stafford Funeral Services; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Stephen Shawn Beverly, 49, of Brenton, WV went to his heavenly home on Thursday, November 23,
2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on April 4, 1968 in Welch, WV a son of Steve
Beverly of Baileysville and Claudine Cook Smith of Wyoming. He was an avid car enthusiast and
enjoyed building classic cars, hot rods and with his Dad Steve, his Papaw Lindal, and his friend, Stevie
Lambert. Tim Spent building a rat rod with his wife was a special memory for both of them. Shawn was
a talented musician and was a member of the bands Gunshi, Carter Slade and most recent Beverly
Brothers. He entertained all with his guitar licks and raspy voice. His music influences were Stevie Ray
Vaughn, Blackberry Smoke, Allman Brothers and in his younger years Andy Wallen. He loved southern
rock and outlaw country. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Wanda and Lindal
Beverly; maternal grandparents Robert and Mary "Shorty" Cook; brothers Chris Beverly and Greggie
Smith; step mom Debbee Beverly; an aunt Terri Cook; and a niece Jordan Smith. In addition to his
parents those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 23 years Marty who has been with him
since the age of 17; step father Greg Smith of Wyoming; sisters Mieke (Derek) Reavis of Stuart, VA,
Emmy Smith of Westfield and NC Katie Goins of Pinnacle, NC; Nieces Jolie Smith, Charlei Smith and
Sidney Goins; an aunt Suzy (Alvin) Blevins; his best friend Lonnie (Joyce) Hudgins of Hamilton, OH; his
car buddy Steve (Laura) Lambert; cousins Jude and Jordan Blevins and Ronnie Stiltner; and a host of
other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday November 27, 2017
in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor George Smith officiating.
Friends may gather with the family from Noon until time of services on Monday November 27, 2017 at
the funeral home. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated following the services...."