McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Walter "Walt" Gunter

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 478; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Gunter; age 22; born in Saulsville, WV; single; living at Pineville, WV; son of Clayton and Lula
(Rose) Gunter; married on 1 Mar 1952 at Keyrock, WV; Anna louise Cannaday; age 17; born in
Rhodell, WV; living in Wyoming, WV; daughter of Ralph and Leona Cannaday.
2. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Walter Gunter, 89, departed this life on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at his residence in Jesse, WV.

"Born June 22, 1929 at Saulsville, he was the son of the late Clayton and Lula Rose (Halsey) Gunter.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann L Cannaday; wife Evelyn Addison; and wife Christine Coleman. He was also preceded in death by his son, Robert Glenn Gunter; a sister, Bonnie J Gunter; and step-mother, Katherine Gunter.

"Walter received his honorable discharge as a Sergeant in the US Air Force on June 7, 1950 as a testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service to his country. He received his Mine Foreman’s Certificate March 13, 1957. He went on to work as Chief Electrician, Shop Foreman, and Superintendent with Island Creek Coal Company and later Consul Energy. He loved the outdoors, to travel and seek new adventures.

"Those left to love and cherish the memory of Walter and to mourn his passing include his brother: Bernie Gunter of Canfield, Ohio; two step-sisters, Linda of Matheny and Karen of Oceana; two daughters: Sheila Staton of Coal Mountain; Patricia Adkins of Dobson, NC; two sons: Walter Ray and Michael Shawn of Mullensville; three granddaughters: Melissa Staton of Hickory, NC; Angela Adkins of Dobson, NC; and Jennifer Keneda of Lincolnton, NC; two grandsons: Kieth Adkins and Pastor Jeffery Adkins of Dobson, NC; three great granddaughters: Donna Kay, Vickie, and Hannah Nichole Adkins of Dobson, NC; two great grandsons: Brandon and Cayden Keneda of Lincolnton, NC; a great-great granddaughter, Eliana Avila of Dobson, NC; and a great-great-grandson, Kenny Tolbert of Dobson, NC. Also left to love and cherish his memory is a special friend, Carolyn Bowman of Tazewell, VA as well as a host of other dear relatives and friends.

"The family would also like to extend a special thanks to Sandra Prater of Mullensville.

"Friends may gather with the family on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel in Pineville from 4 to 5p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held with Pastor Michael Knotts and Pastor Jeffery Adkins officiating. "

To honor his wishes, he will be cremated following the service.


Walter "Walt" Gunter

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 478; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Gunter; age 22; born in Saulsville, WV; single; living at Pineville, WV; son of Clayton and Lula
(Rose) Gunter; married on 1 Mar 1952 at Keyrock, WV; Anna louise Cannaday; age 17; born in
Rhodell, WV; living in Wyoming, WV; daughter of Ralph and Leona Cannaday.
2. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Walter Gunter, 89, departed this life on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at his residence in Jesse, WV.

"Born June 22, 1929 at Saulsville, he was the son of the late Clayton and Lula Rose (Halsey) Gunter.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann L Cannaday; wife Evelyn Addison; and wife Christine Coleman. He was also preceded in death by his son, Robert Glenn Gunter; a sister, Bonnie J Gunter; and step-mother, Katherine Gunter.

"Walter received his honorable discharge as a Sergeant in the US Air Force on June 7, 1950 as a testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service to his country. He received his Mine Foreman’s Certificate March 13, 1957. He went on to work as Chief Electrician, Shop Foreman, and Superintendent with Island Creek Coal Company and later Consul Energy. He loved the outdoors, to travel and seek new adventures.

"Those left to love and cherish the memory of Walter and to mourn his passing include his brother: Bernie Gunter of Canfield, Ohio; two step-sisters, Linda of Matheny and Karen of Oceana; two daughters: Sheila Staton of Coal Mountain; Patricia Adkins of Dobson, NC; two sons: Walter Ray and Michael Shawn of Mullensville; three granddaughters: Melissa Staton of Hickory, NC; Angela Adkins of Dobson, NC; and Jennifer Keneda of Lincolnton, NC; two grandsons: Kieth Adkins and Pastor Jeffery Adkins of Dobson, NC; three great granddaughters: Donna Kay, Vickie, and Hannah Nichole Adkins of Dobson, NC; two great grandsons: Brandon and Cayden Keneda of Lincolnton, NC; a great-great granddaughter, Eliana Avila of Dobson, NC; and a great-great-grandson, Kenny Tolbert of Dobson, NC. Also left to love and cherish his memory is a special friend, Carolyn Bowman of Tazewell, VA as well as a host of other dear relatives and friends.

"The family would also like to extend a special thanks to Sandra Prater of Mullensville.

"Friends may gather with the family on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel in Pineville from 4 to 5p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held with Pastor Michael Knotts and Pastor Jeffery Adkins officiating. "

To honor his wishes, he will be cremated following the service.


Walter "Walt" Gunter

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 478; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Gunter; age 22; born in Saulsville, WV; single; living at Pineville, WV; son of Clayton and Lula
(Rose) Gunter; married on 1 Mar 1952 at Keyrock, WV; Anna louise Cannaday; age 17; born in
Rhodell, WV; living in Wyoming, WV; daughter of Ralph and Leona Cannaday.
2. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Walter Gunter, 89, departed this life on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at his residence in Jesse, WV.

"Born June 22, 1929 at Saulsville, he was the son of the late Clayton and Lula Rose (Halsey) Gunter.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann L Cannaday; wife Evelyn Addison; and wife Christine Coleman. He was also preceded in death by his son, Robert Glenn Gunter; a sister, Bonnie J Gunter; and step-mother, Katherine Gunter.

"Walter received his honorable discharge as a Sergeant in the US Air Force on June 7, 1950 as a testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service to his country. He received his Mine Foreman’s Certificate March 13, 1957. He went on to work as Chief Electrician, Shop Foreman, and Superintendent with Island Creek Coal Company and later Consul Energy. He loved the outdoors, to travel and seek new adventures.

"Those left to love and cherish the memory of Walter and to mourn his passing include his brother: Bernie Gunter of Canfield, Ohio; two step-sisters, Linda of Matheny and Karen of Oceana; two daughters: Sheila Staton of Coal Mountain; Patricia Adkins of Dobson, NC; two sons: Walter Ray and Michael Shawn of Mullensville; three granddaughters: Melissa Staton of Hickory, NC; Angela Adkins of Dobson, NC; and Jennifer Keneda of Lincolnton, NC; two grandsons: Kieth Adkins and Pastor Jeffery Adkins of Dobson, NC; three great granddaughters: Donna Kay, Vickie, and Hannah Nichole Adkins of Dobson, NC; two great grandsons: Brandon and Cayden Keneda of Lincolnton, NC; a great-great granddaughter, Eliana Avila of Dobson, NC; and a great-great-grandson, Kenny Tolbert of Dobson, NC. Also left to love and cherish his memory is a special friend, Carolyn Bowman of Tazewell, VA as well as a host of other dear relatives and friends.

"The family would also like to extend a special thanks to Sandra Prater of Mullensville.

"Friends may gather with the family on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel in Pineville from 4 to 5p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held with Pastor Michael Knotts and Pastor Jeffery Adkins officiating. "

To honor his wishes, he will be cremated following the service.


Clayton Gunter

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 17 Apr 1910, Page 221A, Family # 132.
Listed as Miles Gunter, age 5, born in WV, in household of father, Wilburn Z. Gunter.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 28/29 Jan 1920, Page 192A, Family #57.
Listed as Clayton Gunter, age 13, born in WV, in household of father, Wilburn Z. Gunter.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 342; WV Archives Web Site.
Clayton Gunter; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Keyrock, WV; married on 11 Aug 1928 at
Pineville, WV; Lula Halsey; age 17; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Saulsville, WV.


Lula Halsey

1.1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 6/7 Feb 1920; Page 270A; Image 9 of 19;
Family #66/69.
Listed as Lula Halsey; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Fields Lee Halsey.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 342; WV Archives Web Site.
Clayton Gunter; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Keyrock, WV; married on 11 Aug 1928 at
Pineville, WV; Lula Halsey; age 17; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Saulsville, WV.


Curtis Hampton Thomas

1. 1920 Census, Raleigh Co, WV; Town District; Sophia; taken on 26 Jan 1920; Page 227A; Image
41 of 44; Family #367/369.
Listed as Curtis H. Thomas; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Peter G. Thomas.
2. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 338; WV Archives Web Site.
Curtis Hampton Thomas; age 24; born in Sophia, WV; living at Beckley, WV; married on 25 Nov
1936 at beckley, WV; Virginia Lee burleson; age 25; born in Lester, WV; living in Beckley, WV.
3. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Curtis Hampton Thomas
Race: White
Age: 27
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Sophia, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 6 Apr 1913
Residence Place: Sophia, Raleigh, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Employer: Burleson Motor Co
Weight: 132
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 8
Next of Kin: Louetta Jane Thomas
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Curtis Hampton Thomas Self (Head)
Louetta Jane Thomas Mother"
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Curtis H Thomas
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 6 Apr 1913
Death Date: 24 Aug 1989
Claim Date: 18 Jan 1975
SSN: 232013657"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by listorianne; 9 Aug 2013.
"Pvt Curtis Hampton “Hamp” Thomas, Sr
Birth 6 Apr 1913
Death 24 Aug 1989 (aged 76)
Burial
Sunset Memorial Park
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Plot Westview 72-33 II Section"

Inscripton: " PVT US Army * World War II"


Virginia Lee Burleson

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 338; WV Archives Web Site.
Curtis Hampton Thomas; age 24; born in Sophia, WV; living at Beckley, WV; married on 25 Nov
1936 at beckley, WV; Virginia Lee burleson; age 25; born in Lester, WV; living in Beckley, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by listorianne; 20 Aug 2013.
" Virginia Lee Burleson Thomas
Birth 19 Jan 1911
Death 17 May 1943 (aged 32)
Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Sunset Memorial Park
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Plot Mausoleum A"

Additional Information Posted:
Photo Shown
"Is she entombed here or at the Maple Lawn Section? It looks like she has two graves.

"West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973 about Virginia Lee Burleson Thomas
Name: Virginia Lee Burleson Thomas
Death Date: 17 May 1943
Death Place: Raleigh, West Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Father Name: E. L. Burleson
Mother Name: Mrs. Lula Shumate
Spouse Name: Curtis Hampten Thomas
FHL Film Number: 1983641"


Violet Mae Lowe

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Bonita Hager; 21 Apr 2008.
" Violet Mae Lowe Belcher
Birth 28 Dec 1913
Death 8 Apr 1998 (aged 84)
Burial
Guyan Memorial Gardens
Godby Heights, Logan County, West Virginia, USA"

Additional Information Posted:
"Violet Mae Belcher, 84, of Logan died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, in Logan General Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

"Surviving: daughters, Bertha Anderson of Logan, Mary Ferguson of Gilbert; sons, Leroy, Thurman and Herman Belcher of Logan, Odell Belcher of Kentucky; 47 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

"Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at James Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Roger Mullins officiating. Burial will be in Guyan Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home."