McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Alva Eugene Sizemore

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Alva Eugene Sizemore, 71, of Clear Fork, WV went home to be with the Lord on Saturday December 21, 2019 at
Select Specialty Hospital, Charleston, WV. He was born on May 1, 1948 in Maben, WV a son of the late Freman and
Della Sizemore. Alva attended the Garwood Church of God. He worked for many years for Ford and then the
Wyoming County Board of Education. Survivors include his loving wife Shirley Browning Sizemore; four step sons
Gene (companion Abby) Osborne of Cape Girardeau, MO, Chris (Melissa) Osborne of Tazewell, VA, Tracey (Stacey)
Osborne of Oceana and Adam (Heather) Osborne of Bolt; nine grandchildren; many friends in the maintenance
department of the Wyoming County Board of Education; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 12 pm on Thursday December 26th at the Garwood Church of God, Garwood, WV with
Pastor Ricky Shrewsbury officiating. He will be laid to rest in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from 11 am until time of services on Thursday at the church. Pallbearers will be family
and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Oceana, WV."


Shirley Browning

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1967); Page 328; WV Archives Web Site.
Vester Rafe Osborne; age 19; born 25 Sep 1947 in Cyclone, WV; no previous marriage; living at
Cyclone, WV; son of Vester and Susie (Nailey) Osborne; married on 7 Aug 1967 at Davin, WV; Shirley
Mae Browning; age 20; born 8 Jun 1947 in Fort Branch, WV; no previous marriage; living in Davin,
WV; daughter of Joe and Hazel A. (Kenny) Browning.


Daniel "Dan" Rose

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 133; WV Archives Web Site.
Dan Rose; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; timberman; living in Caretta, WV; son of Glenn
and Betty; married on 15 Jun 1930 in Caretta, WV; Nonnie Click; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of Harve and Rosana.


Nonnie Hazel Click

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "Harve and Roseanna Click Family"; article; Page 120; submitted by Mary Ann
Prater Justice; PO Box 458, War, WV 24892.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 133; WV Archives Web Site.
Dan Rose; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; timberman; living in Caretta, WV; son of Glenn
and Betty; married on 15 Jun 1930 in Caretta, WV; Nonnie Click; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of Harve and Rosana.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Nonnie Hazel Rose
[Nonnie Rose]
[Nonnie Hazel Click]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 25 Feb 1913
Birth Place: Caretta Mcdo, West Virginia
Death Date: 7 Mar 1999
Father: Harve Click
Mother: Rosna Hicks
SSN: 235962660
Notes: 24 Jan 1973: Name listed as NONNIE HAZEL ROSE;
17 Mar 1999: Name listed as NONNIE ROSE"


Charles Lawson Bailey

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #___(1954); Page 154; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Lawson Bailey; age 20; born in Jesse, WV; single; living in Wyoming, WV; son of Lewis and
Della (Elswick) Bailey; married on 22 May 1954 in Wyoming, WV; Joan Cook; age 16; born in Glen
Morrison, WV; single; living in Jesse, WV; daughter of Miller and Winnie (McMillion) Blankenship.
2. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Charles L Bailey
Event Date 13 Nov 2000
Event Place Brenton, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 22 Dec 1933
Address Brenton, West Virginia 24818
Address Date 13 Nov 2000
2nd Address Pineville, West Virginia 24874
2nd Address Date 01 Sep 1998-01 Oct 1998
3rd Address Pineville, West Virginia 24874
3rd Address Date 05 May 1986-05 Dec 2008
Affiliate Identifier 171301206"
3. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Charles Lawson Bailey 84, of Brenton passed away Sunday September 30, 2018

"Born December 22, 1933 in Jesse, he was the son of the late Lewis and Della Allen Bailey.

"Charles was a veteran of the US Army, longtime coal miner, and member of the UMWA.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother James Bailey.

"Those left to cherish his memory include: his wife Liddie Bailey, 3 daughters Avis Rowe, Christine (Jeff) Adkins of Fayetteville, and Carmella Bailey of Hinton, 8 sons Gary Bailey, Steve (Patricia) Bailey of Daniels, Rodney Bailey of South Carolina, Edward Bailey, Donald (Danielle) Bailey, Keith Bailey, Kenny Bailey of North Carolina,and Charles Tolliver of Oceana. 19 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grand child. "


Joan Blankenship

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #___(1954); Page 154; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Lawson Bailey; age 20; born in Jesse, WV; single; living in Wyoming, WV; son of Lewis and
Della (Elswick) Bailey; married on 22 May 1954 in Wyoming, WV; Joan Cook; age 16; born in Glen
Morrison, WV; single; living in Jesse, WV; daughter of Miller and Winnie (McMillion) Blankenship.


Carolyn Ann Carson

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #85-008947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Theodore R. Kennedy; age 45; born 3 Dec 1939 in WV; widowed; this was his 2nd marriage;
first marriage ended 10 Apr 1983; 9th grade education; living at Box 345, Jolo, WV; son of William
and Goldie (Payne) Kennedy; married on 4 Mar 1985 in Buchanan Co, VA; Carolyn Ann French;
maiden name Carson; age 36; born 21 Feb 1949 in WV; widow; this was her 2nd marriage; first
marriage ended 15 Jun 1979; 9th grade education; living at Box 132, Elkhorn, WV; daughter of
Roy Glen and Lillian (Stoots) Carson.


James Henry Altizer

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Henry Altizer
[James H Altizer]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 6 Jun 1933
Birth Place: Squire McDow, West Virginia
Death Date: 28 Mar 1996
Father: George F Altizer
Mother: Myrlie M Williamson
SSN: 234507038
Notes: May 1951: Name listed as JAMES HENRY ALTIZER;
09 Apr 1996: Name listed as JAMES H ALTIZER"
2. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James H. Altizer
SSN: 234-50-7038
Last Residence:
24966 Renick, Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 6 Jun 1933
Died: 28 Mar 1996
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site.
" James Henry Altizer
Birth 6 Jun 1933
Death 28 Mar 1996 (aged 62)
Burial
Rosewood Cemetery
Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia"
Additional Information Posted.
"A1C US AIR FORCE
Gravesite Details shares stone with Mary Brown Altizer (born in 1939, no death date)


William Ray Drake Sr

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 234; WV Archives Web Site.
William R. Drake; age 19; born in Racine, WV; single; living at Oceana, WV; son of F.E. and Emmie
Drake; married on 25 Dec 1949 at Oceana, WV; Arlee Cook; age 17; born and living at Oceana, WV;
single; daughter of George Wayne and Letah Cook.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Ray Drake
[William R Drake]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 2 Sep 1930
Birth Place: Newton Roane, West Virginia
Death Date: 24 Oct 1998
Father: Floyd E Drake
Mother: Emma E Tawney
SSN: 233468737
Notes: Mar 1948: Name listed as WILLIAM RAY DRAKE;
05 Nov 1998: Name listed as WILLIAM R DRAKE"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 23 Jul 2008.
" William Ray “Bill” Drake, Sr
Birth 1930
Racine, Boone County, West Virginia, USA
Death 1998 (aged 67–68)
USA
Burial
Palm Memorial Gardens
Matheny, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Son of F.E. Drake (Deceased) & Emmie Drake (Deceased).

"Married to Arleene Cook-Drake (1932-2019) on December 25, 1949 in Oceana, Wyoming County, WV (per WV Marriage License Register, Wyoming County, WV, 1949, Page 234, Application Date: December 20, 1949).

"Father of William Ray Drake Jr. (1950-2018), and Arvin Drake."


Sarah "Arleene" Cook

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 234; WV Archives Web Site.
William R. Drake; age 19; born in Racine, WV; single; living at Oceana, WV; son of F.E. and Emmie
Drake; married on 25 Dec 1949 at Oceana, WV; Arlee Cook; age 17; born and living at Oceana, WV;
single; daughter of George Wayne and Letah Cook.
2. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Sarah “Arleene” Drake, 87, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

"Born February 18, 1932 in Oceana, WV, she was a daughter of the late George Wayne Cook Sr. and Letah Chambers Cook.

"A lifelong resident of Wyoming County, Arleene was a 1950 graduate of Oceana High School and was very active in her community. She was a member of the John Cooke Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a cook for the Rotary Club.

"As a lifetime member of Oceana United Methodist Church, and active member of the United Methodist Women, she also taught Sunday school and served as a youth group leader for many years.

Arleene enjoyed cooking, sewing and collecting angels.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Drake Sr; a son, William “Bill” Drake Jr; a brother, George Wayne Cook Jr; and sisters, Juna Harper and Virginia Belle Smith.

"Those left to cherish her memory are her son, James Arvin Drake and wife, Natalie of Oceana; daughter-in-law, Teresa Drake of Oceana; granddaughter, Amanda Joyce and husband, Thomas of Hurricane; great-grandson, Tyler Joyce; nephew, John Eric Smith and his companion, Shonda Zastawniak; and niece, Becky Ceperly and husband, Andy of Charleston"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by In Rememberance; 26 Feb 2019.
" Sarah Arleene Cook Drake
Birth 18 Feb 1932
Oceana, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 25 Feb 2019 (aged 87)
Burial
Palm Memorial Gardens
Matheny, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA "


William Ray Drake Jr

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name W R Drake
Titles and Terms (Original) JR
Also Known As William R Drake
2nd Also Known As Name William R Drake Jr
3rd Also Known As Name William R Jr Drake
Event Date 13 Nov 2000
Event Place Oceana, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 02 Oct 1950
Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
Address Date 13 Nov 2000
2nd Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
2nd Address Date 01 Jul 1995
3rd Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
3rd Address Date 01 Jun 1985
Possible Relatives Teresa Lynn Drake
Affiliate Identifier 171339332"
2. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"William Ray “Bill” Drake Jr., 67, of Oceana, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018. Born
October 2, 1950, in Oceana, he was the son of Arleene Cook Drake and the late William Ray Drake Sr.

"Bill was a lifelong member of the Oceana United Methodist Church. He retired as Compressor Supervisor with EnerVest Operating, LLC. Bill was a 1968 graduate of Oceana High School and attended West Virginia University. He loved farming and spending time with his family. Bill was loved by many, never met a stranger, and always had a smile on his face.

"Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 46 years, Teresa Cook Drake, daughter Amanda Drake Joyce and her husband Thomas of Hurricane, his grandson Tyler of Hurricane, brother Arvin Drake and his wife Natalie of Oceana, brothers in law, Thomas G. Cook of Smithfield, VA and Michael J. Cook and his wife Tina of Omaha, NE.

"Pallbearers will be Arivn Drake, Eric Smith, Thomas Joyce, C.L. Walls, Ben Bailey, Mike Morgan, Thomas G. Cook, Michael J. Cook and Kenny Graham."


Teresa Lynn Cook

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Teresa Lynn Drake
Event Date 13 Nov 2000
Event Place Oceana, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 21 Sep 1954
Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
Address Date 13 Nov 2000
2nd Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
2nd Address Date 01 Aug 1995
3rd Address Oceana, West Virginia 24870
3rd Address Date 01 Jun 1985-18 Jul 2001
Possible Relatives William R Drake Jr
Affiliate Identifier 171339346"