McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Merlie Riffe

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, taken on 4 Apr 1930, Page 183A, Family #143.
Listed as Murlie Riffe, age 6, born in WV, in household of father, Greenberry J. Riffe.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Merlie Riffe Hunt passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at her residence.

"Merlie was born March 3, 1923 in Steeles, WV, a daughter of the late Jack and Rosella Cline Riffe.

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hunt; five brothers, Hershel, Dotson, Lewis, Issac, and Norman Riffe; and six sisters, Athlene, Azzie, Mamie, Tanie, Eloshia and Janice. She was the last surviving member of her original family.

"Survivors include one son, Bobby Hunt of Ikes Fork; three daughters, Bonnie Keneda of Maiden, NC; Lavone Morrison of Steeles, and Lena Gay Lambert of Ikes Fork; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

"Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 1 o’clock with Reverend Clyde Endicott and Reverend Robert Hunt officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger. Burial will follow in the Riffe Cemetery on Huff Creek near Steeles. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Cline, Robert Hunt, Chase Cline, Bradley Keneda and Michael Morrison.

"Friends may visit with the family Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 12 noon until the time of services.

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


William Edward Flynn

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 185; WV Archives Web Site.
William Edward Flynn; born 22 Dec 1900 in Wythe Co, VA; widowed; colored; living in Beckley, WV;
son of Julius and Jennie; was issued a license to marry on 26 May 1939 in McDowell Co, WV;
Mamie Cloyd Monroe; born 13 Oct 1903 in Ivanhoe, WV (could not locate this town in WV, found one in
Wythe Co, VA); single; colored; living at Wilcoe, WV; daughter of Isaac and _____.


Mamie Cloyd Monroe

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 185; WV Archives Web Site.
William Edward Flynn; born 22 Dec 1900 in Wythe Co, VA; widowed; colored; living in Beckley, WV;
son of Julius and Jennie; was issued a license to marry on 26 May 1939 in McDowell Co, WV;
Mamie Cloyd Monroe; born 13 Oct 1903 in Ivanhoe, WV (could not locate this town in WV, found one in
Wythe Co, VA); single; colored; living at Wilcoe, WV; daughter of Isaac and _____.


Larry Gene Mitchell

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Larry A Mitchell
Also Known As Larry Gene Mitchell
Residence Date 01 Jun 1997
Residence Place Brenton, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 14 Jul 1967
Address Brenton, West Virginia 24818
Address Date 01 Jun 1997
2nd Address Brenton, West Virginia 24818
2nd Address Date 31 Dec 1996-13 Nov 2000
3rd Address Brenton, West Virginia 24818
3rd Address Date 01 Mar 1994-25 Mar 2008
Record Number 304443626"


Jessie Ann Trent

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Jessie Ann Trent Mitchell, 50, of Fanrock, WV passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV. She was born on July 13, 1966 in Welch, WV a daughter of and Shirley Naomie Belcher
Trent of Mt. Airy, NC and the late Jesse James Trent. She is preceded in death by her father. Survivors
include her loving husband of 29 years Larry Gene Mitchell; three sons Matthew (Andrea) Mitchell of Indian
Creek, Bradley Mitchell of the home and Travis Mitchell of Greenbrier County; a grandchild Bethany Mitchell
and on due to arrive Summer; and a host of other loving family and friends. In keeping with her wishes she
will be cremated...."


Deana Marie Allen

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Deana Marie Allen Pettry, 60, of Sabine, WV passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. She was born on June 21, 1956 in Bonners Ferry, ID a daughter of the late Floyd
Jonathan and Jeannette Brown Allen. Deana attended Rhema Ministries. In addition to her parents she is
preceded in death by two sons James Allen and Arthur "Scooby" Ahrens; and a sister Betty Bland. Survivors
include her loving husband of 40 years Arthur Lee Pettry; two daughters Tina Ahrens and fiancé James
Lyons of Clear Fork and Leighann (Nikkih) Tilley of Sabine; four sons Arthur Junior Pettry of Chicago, IL,
Arthur James (Connie) Pettry, Roger Wayne (Laurie) Pettry and Jonathan Lee (Kimberly) Pettry all of NC; a
sister Cheryal Ann Vance of Sabine; a brother Landon (Patty) Allen of VA; thirteen grandchildren; Michael,
Lacy, Johnathon, Robert, Chris, Christian, Brandon, Tasha, Felicia, Cody, Savannah, Jeremy and Jesse James;
three great grandchildren Carter, Tre'shaun and Tay'von; special friend Dennis "Shorty" Brown of Sabine;
and a host of other loving family and friends. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated. A memorial
service will be held from 2-5PM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the Upper Laurel Fire Department, Sabine, WV..."


Hassell Hurley

1. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #69 013277; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Hassell Hurley; age 18; born 27 Feb 1951 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 6th geade education
living at Argo, Pike Co, KY; son of Buford and Gertrude (Justice) Hurley; married on 26 Apr 1969 in the
Church of Christ, Grundy, VA; Lolita Gay Prater; age 16; born 22 Apr 1953 in WV; single; this is her 1st
marriage; 8th grade education; living at PO Box 6, Vulcan, Mingo Co, WV; daughter of Wayne and
Menda Elizabeth (Ratcliffe) Prater.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Mounts1999; 24 Jun 2014.
" Hassel Hurley
Birth 1952
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 2011 (aged 58–59)
Panther, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Prater Family Cemetery
Vulcan, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA "


Lolita Gay Prater

1. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #69 013277; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Hassell Hurley; age 18; born 27 Feb 1951 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 6th geade education
living at Argo, Pike Co, KY; son of Buford and Gertrude (Justice) Hurley; married on 26 Apr 1969 in the
Church of Christ, Grundy, VA; Lolita Gay Prater; age 16; born 22 Apr 1953 in WV; single; this is her 1st
marriage; 8th grade education; living at PO Box 6, Vulcan, Mingo Co, WV; daughter of Wayne and
Menda Elizabeth (Ratcliffe) Prater.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Mounts1999; 24 Jun 2014.
" Lolita Gaye “Lettie Gaye” Prater Hurley
Birth 22 Apr 1954
Woodman, Pike County, Kentucky, USA
Death 8 Feb 1999 (aged 44)
Panther, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Prater Family Cemetery
Vulcan, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA "