McDowell and Wyoming Co's, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Alvin Dale Brickley

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #66 030234; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Alvin Dale Brickley; age 19; born in Coeburn, VA; single; welder; living at Gary, WV; son of Lloyd
and Mavis (Hall) Brickley; married on 13 Aug 1966 at Lebanon, VA; Sandra Diann Rife; age 17;
born in Iaeger, WV; single; living at Gary, WV; daughter of Ballard and Virginia (Fuller) Riffe.


Sandra Diann Riffe

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #66 030234; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Alvin Dale Brickley; age 19; born in Coeburn, VA; single; welder; living at Gary, WV; son of Lloyd
and Mavis (Hall) Brickley; married on 13 Aug 1966 at Lebanon, VA; Sandra Diann Rife; age 17;
born in Iaeger, WV; single; living at Gary, WV; daughter of Ballard and Virginia (Fuller) Riffe.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Sandra Diann Brickey, 68, of Gary, WV, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at home, after an extended illness, surrounded by her loving husband and daughters. Born on May 14, 1949, inIaeger, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ballard and Virginia Riffe.Diann; started out in health care as a candy striper as a teenager and worked as a CNA inCleveland, Ohio. Her later years she worked at Welch Emergency Hospital as a CNA on longTerm and eventually became the activities director for a short time before she was forced totake early retirement due to the stresses of MS on her body. She truly loved caring for anddoing for others and never wanted pity or sympathy from anyone! A true fighter till the end,she never gave in to her illness, always insisting that we “let her do it”, walking as much as shecould and being as independent as she could, she never liked the thought of anyone having towait on her. She never had a harsh word about anyone and was quick to scold you if you did so!She attended the Thorpe United Methodist Church, where she made many good friends.She loved crafting, fishing& motorcycling with her husband in their healthier years, and flowergardening at home arid sitting on the front porch in the sunshine! Easy to please and slow toanger, a truly good natured woman to the core; In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, a brother, Lowell Riffe and mother and father in law, Mavis and Lloyd Brickey, whom she loved as her own parents. She is survived by her loving, devoted and caregiver husband Dale with whom she was married51 years. Daughters, Dawne (David) Bailey of Rock, WV, Kim (David) McCormick of Gary WV, Mindy Hendricks of Rock Hill, SC, five grandchildren, Amanda Lee, Tyler and Tanner Howell, Ashton and Cassie Hendricks. Also left to cherish her memory are sister Kathy Tolliver, brothers Dwayne (Marsha) Riffe, Larry (Bea) Riffe, Harold Riffe, Anthony (Melanie) Riffe, Lee (Debra) Riffe and sister in law, Betty Riffe. Also a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins and special great niece, Madison with whom she spent many hours playing and singing. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1 P.M., from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel, in Welch, WV, with Pastor Bill Crawford Officiating, Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell, WV,..."


Rubert Lee Martin

1. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site,
"Name: Rubert Lee Martin
Birth Date: 12 Mar 1928
Birth Place: Summers County, West Virginia, United States of America
Death Date: 14 Sep 2011
Death Place: Prosperity, Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States of America
Cemetery: Palm Memorial Gardens
Burial or Cremation Place: Matheny, Wyoming County, West Virginia, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Father: James Allen Martin
Spouse: Berta Maxine Martin
Children: Allen Stephen Martin
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem..."

Additional Information: Obit Posted.
"CYCLONE — Rubert Lee Martin 83, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at Bowers Hospice House surrounded by his loving family.

"Born March 12, 1928, in Summers County he was the son of the late Allen and Nelda Lucas Martin.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sons, Grady Martin and Allen S. "Rudy" Martin; father-in-law, Ashby Brown; mother-in-law, Lula Brown; 13 siblings and a great granddaughter, McKinley Martin.

"He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Berta Maxine Brown Martin of Cyclone; three daughters, Helen Spence, Melba Tolliver and husband, Charles all of Cyclone and Andrea Martin and husband, Tim of Beckley; eight grandsons, James "Jimmy" Martin and wife, Donna of Hickory, N.C., Larry Martin of Hickory, N.C., Kristopher Spence and wife, Dena of Kopperston, Dylan Martin of Beckley, Justin Morgan and Matthew Martin of Lynco, Jarred Martin and wife, Andrea of Beckley, and Mitchell Martin of Beckley; two granddaughters, McKalah Martin of Beckley and Jada Tolliver of Cyclone; two great-granddaughters, Kailyn Spence of Kopperston and Hailey Morgan of Thomasville, N.C.; three great-grandsons, Tyler Spence of Virginia, Braden Martin of Hickory, N.C., and Wesley Hollar of Hickory, N.C.; great-greatgranddaughter, McKinley Hollar of Hickory, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Glenna Corns and husband, David of Hickory, N.C.; son-in-law, Emery "Sonny" Spence of Kopperston; his nephew, Carol Brown who was devoted to him until the end; an extended family, Donnie and Dawna Paugh and family of Cyclone; and Nick and Vicky Lawson and family of Lynco; and a host of family and friends.

"A celebration of Mr. Martin's life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2011, at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel with Pastor Sam Peterson officiating. Mr. Martin will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny....:


Allen Stephen "Rudy" Martin

1. "The Register-Herald; Beckley, WV; Friday, 8 Jan 2010; Newspaper Obit.
"CYCLONE — Allen Stephen "Rudy" Martin, 42, departed this life Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at Bowers Hospice House with his sister Andrea and husband Tim at his side.
Born January 30, 1967, in Welch he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rubert Martin and Helen Spence.
Rudy worked as a carpenter and in the coal industry, attended Oceana High School.
He enjoyed camping, fishing, NASCAR and being outdoors. He will be missed by those who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Ashby and Lula Brown; a brother, Grady Martin; and a niece McKinley Martin.
Those left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Justin Morgan of Oceana and Matthew Morgan of Lexington, Ky.; a brother, Kristopher Spence and his wife, Dena of Kopperston; two sisters, Andrea Martin and husband, Tim of Beckley and Melba Martin Tolliver and husband, Charles of Cyclone; two grandchildren, Haley Morgan of Thomasville, N.C., and Blake Martin of Herndon; sister-in-law, Glenna Corns of Hickory, N.C.; nieces and nephews, James Martin and wife, Donna of Conover, N.C., Larry Martin and wife, Melissa of Hickory, N.C., McKayla Martin and Dylan Martin of Beckley, Kailyn Spence of Kopperston and Braden Martin of Conover, N.C.; his best friend David "Dewey" Conley and his "Sunshine" Jada Tolliver; and a host of family and friends.
A celebration of Rudy's life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bradley Lusk officiating. Rudy will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.
Casketbearers will be Kristopher Spence, Jimmy Martin, Larry Martin, Carol Brown, Sunny Spence, Dennis Toler, and B.J. Lusk...."


James A. Martin Jr

1. 1880 Census, Summers Co, WV; Pipestem District; taken on 20 Jun 1880; Page 205D;
Family #62/65.
Listed as James A. Martin; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, James A. Martin.


Joseph Ballard Riffe

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, taken on 3/5 Jan 1920, Page 217A, Family #21.
Listed as Joseph B. Riffe, age 5 mons, born in WV, in household of father, David Riffe
2. "McDowell County WV Heritage", MCHS, 1995, Vol I, "Young American Patriots", WW II Veterans",
Page 57.
Joseph B. Riffe; born on 7 Jul 1919; entered service on 15 Apr 1941 at Ft. Thomas, KY; served
in Europe and Pacific; son of M/M David Riffe.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Joseph Ballard Riffe
[Joseph B Riffe]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 7 Jul 1918
Birth Place: Hanover, West Virginia
Death Date: 9 Jun 1996
Father: David Riffe
Mother: Martha Cline
SSN: 233074138
Notes: Dec 1936: Name listed as JOSEPH BALLARD RIFFE;
20 Jun 1996: Name listed as JOSEPH B RIFFE"


Virginia Isabelle Fuller

1. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current


Harold Lloyd Riffe

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Harold Lloyd Riffe
Residence Date 01 Jun 1994-01 Jan 2009
Residence Place Brenton, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 06 Feb 1965
Address Brenton, West Virginia 24818
Address Date 01 Jun 1994-01 Jan 2009
Record Number 304443322"


James Morgan Brewster

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 13; WV Archives Web Site.
James Brewster; age 40; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Newhall, WV; son of
Bob and Mandy; married on 20 May 1920 at Newhall, WV; Hilda Brewster; age 22; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Patton and Maggie; information given by Pattan and Maggie Brewster.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #3561; WV Archives Web Site.
James Brewster; age 58 estimated; born in Tazewell Co, VA; married; husband of Hilda Brewster;
R.F.C. worker on roads; living at Caretta, WV; son of Arch (sic, Robert) and unknown mother; died
28 Mar 1933 at Caretta, WV; due to cerebral hemorrhage; chronic nephritis and hypertension;
buried 30 Mar 1933 at Berwind, WV; informant, Reuben Click, Caretta, WV.


Hilda Mae Brewster

1.1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek Township, taken on 16 Jun 1900, Page 81B,
Family #157.
Listed as Hilda Brewster, age 1, born in Jul 1898 in WV, in household of
father, Patton Brewster.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 3 May 1910, Page 200B, Family #239.
Listed as Hilda Brewster, age 13, born in WV, in household of father, Patten J.L. Brewster
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 13; WV Archives Web Site.
James Brewster; age 40; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Newhall, WV; son of
Bob and Mandy; married on 20 May 1920 at Newhall, WV; Hilda Brewster; age 22; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Patton and Maggie; information given by Pattan and Maggie Brewster.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 189; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles H. Mitchell; age 44; born in Baltimore, MD; widowed; farmer; living at Caretta, WV; son of
Charles A. and Mary; married on 9 Dec 1935 at Caretta, WV; Hilda Brewster; age 37; born in
McDowell Co, WV; widow; living at Caretta, WV; daughter of Patton and Mary.
5. McDowell Co, WV Web Site; McDowell Cemeteries, "Big Creek II Cemetery",
www.mcdowellwv.com/cemeteries/bigcreekcem-3cem.html.
Hila Mae Mitchell; born on 6 Feb 1898; died on 18 Jun 1983; "Daughter of Patton Brewster";
buried here.


Emory "Sonny" Spence

1. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Emery Spence
Birth Date: 5 Aug 1946
Phone Number: 934-6322
Address: PO Box 752, Oceana, WV, 24870-0752 (1992)
[PO Box 392, Glen Daniel, WV, 25844-0392 (1993)]
[PO Box 115, Cyclone, WV, 24827-0115] "
2. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Emery (Sonny) Spence
Also Known As Emery B Spence
2nd Also Known As Name Emery S Spence
Residence Date 05 Dec 2008
Residence Place Oceana, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 05 Aug 1946
Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
Address Date 05 Dec 2008
2nd Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
2nd Address Date 01 May 1997-01 Nov 2005
3rd Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
3rd Address Date 30 Apr 1984-05 Dec 2008
Record Number 171311289"


Helen Delane Martin

1. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Helen D Spence
Birth Date: 14 Jan 1950
Phone Number: 934-8831
Address: RR 3 POB 392, Glen Daniel, WV, 25844
[PO Box 392, Glen Daniel, WV, 25844-0392]
[PO Box 223, Cyclone, WV, 24827-0223 (1993)] "
2. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Helen Spence
Residence Date 29 Oct 2007-01 Jan 2009
Residence Place Cyclone, West Virginia, United States
Address Cyclone, West Virginia 24827
Record Number 1205447438"
3. Stafford Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Helen Delane Martin Spence, 68, of Cyclone, WV passed away on March 30, 2018 at McDowell Nursing and
Rehab, Gary, WV. She was born on January 14, 1950 in Cyclone, WV a daughter of the late Rubert Lee and
Berta Maxine Brown Martin. For the past few years of Helens stay she sang at the services at the nursing
home. She had weekly visits from Jada, Charlie and Melba and visits from Denise and David, she enjoyed
time with family and friends. She enjoyed the yearly trip to the Labor Day Celebration. She enjoyed her
activities and Bingo. Helen will be loved and missed. Her statement to those she loved was always love you
morether. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two brothers Grady Martin and Allen
"Ruddy" Martin. Survivors include a son Kristopher Spence of Kopperston; two sisters Melba Tolliver of
Cyclone and Andrea Martin of Beckley; seven grandchildren McKalah, Dylan, Kailyn, Paityn, Tyler, Matt and
Jada, who was her daily sidekick; one great grandchild; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Noon on Monday April 2nd in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home,
Lynco, WV with Bro. Scotty Lusk officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny,
WV....:


Alfred Payne Jr.

1. 1940 Census McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 6 May 1940; Page 1171B;
Image 44 of 64; Household #379.
Listed as Alfred Payne, Jr; age 16; born in WV; 8th grade education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of mother, Louvicy Payne..
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 374; WV Archives Web Site.
Alfred Payne, Jr; age 24; born and living at Bradshaw, WV; single; married on 5 Jun 1948 at Welch,
WV; Marina Blanche Hooker; age 18; born in Bartley, WV; single; living at Raysal, WV; with consent
of Grace Hooker, mother of Marina Blanche Hooker.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #10197; WV Archives Web Site.
Alfred Payne, Jr; age 27; born 14 Nov 1923 (differs from headstone date) in Bradshaw, WV; married;
coal miner; living at English, WV; served in WW II; son of Alfred and Vicie (Blankenship) Payne; died
15 Aug 1951 at Caretta, WV; due to crushing injuries; caught in coal washing machine at Olga Mine #2;
buried 18 Aug 1951 in Iaeger Memorial; informantm Mrs. Blanche Payne.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 18 Dec 2013.
Alfred Payne, Jr; born 13 Nov 1924; died 15 Aug 1951; headstone photo shown; "HE IS NOT DEAD
BUT SLEEPETH".


Marina Blanche Hooker

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 374; WV Archives Web Site.
Alfred Payne, Jr; age 24; born and living at Bradshaw, WV; single; married on 5 Jun 1948 at Welch,
WV; Marina Blanche Hooker; age 18; born in Bartley, WV; single; living at Raysal, WV; with consent
of Grace Hooker, mother of Marina Blanche Hooker.