McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Lacy Ed Lester

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; E.D. 55-3; taken on 9/10 May 1940; page 81B;
Image 76 of 96; Household #628.
Listed as Lake Lester; age 8; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; adopted son of William F. Lester.
(Believe this may be Lacy Ed Lester)
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 18; WV Archives Web Site.
Lacy Ed Lester; age 21; born in Bud, WV; single; living at Marianna, WV; son of Ralph
Bogle and Rebecca Lester; married on 12 Apr 1952 at Mullens, WV; Mary Iva Cook;
age 17; born and living at Windom, WV; single; daughter of A. Elmer and Addie Cook.


Mary Iva Cook

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 18; WV Archives Web Site.
Lacy Ed Lester; age 21; born in Bud, WV; single; living at Marianna, WV; son of Ralph
Bogle and Rebecca Lester; married on 12 Apr 1952 at Mullens, WV; Mary Iva Cook;
age 17; born and living at Windom, WV; single; daughter of A. Elmer and Addie Cook.


Donna Sue Hite

1. Stafford Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Donna Sue Hite, 47, of Federal Way, WA passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Tacoma General
Hospital, Tacoma, WA. She was born on January 7, 1969 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the late James
Andrew and Norma Mae Salyers Hite, Jr. She is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include a niece
Jessica Fields of Federal Way, WA; a sister Judy Karen (Jerry) Sammons of Skin Fork; a brother Jimmie
Archie (Teresa) Hite of Pineville; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held
at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 23, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Rev. Silas Mullins, Jr. officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from noon until time of service on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the funeral
home..."


Cathy Ann Adams

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"O give thanks unto the Lord: for He is good for his mercy endureth forever. Psalm 136:1. Cathy Ann
Browning, 57, of Toledo, OH, departed this life on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Regency Hospital,
Toledo, OH. She was born on July 13, 1959 in Welch, WV a daughter of the late Lensay and Ruby Adkins
Adams. She attended Ieager Welch School. Cathy became a housewife and mother to six children. Her
favorite things to do were going to church, bible study, working at the church and she loved to drink coffee.
Her favorite color was purple. While living in Fremont she attended Church of God of the Apostolic Faith
and True Light Pentecostal Holiness Church. Cathy's pastors were Bishop A. Roberts and District Elder
Sylvester Awls. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother-in-law Darrel Lester. Those
left to cherish her memories are six children Bishop Lee Bowling, Jonathan Bowling, Keith Bowling, Kevin
Bowling, Renee Steele and Lacey Steele; brothers and sisters Junior Browning of Vansant, VA, Nick (Sue)
Adams of Brenton, Terry (Wanda) Adams of Short Pole, Bucky (Patricia) Adkins of Bassett, VA, Tina Lester
of Long Pole, Sherry (Felix) Steele of Short Pole, Myrtle (Eddy) Bailey of Long Pole, Linda Meadows of
Ieager; four grandchildren Gage and Zyler Blankenship, Johnathan and James Lewis Bowling; a
brother-in-law Teddy Meadows and fiancé Jamie Sturgil; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, October, 4, 2016 at the Jeremiah
House of Faith, Hanover, WV. Burial will follow in the Bailey Cemetery, Long Pole, WV.,,,:
2, FindAGrave.com Web Site; Bailey Cemetery, Panther, McDowell Cop, WV; submitted by
Pattie Greene; 3 oct 2016.
Cathy Ann Adams Browning; born 13 Jul 1959; died 21 Sep 2016; buried here; no grave marker photo
shown; obit with personal photo posted.


Lensay Birge Adams

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 178A;
Family #109/109.
Listed as Lensey Adams; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Arthur C. Adams.
2. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lensay Burge Adams
Race: White
Birth Date: 18 Nov 1921
Birth Place: Panther, West Virginia, USA
Residence: Corinne, Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
Occupation: Bob Smith
Weight: 135
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Red
Height: 5 9
Next of Kin: Arthur Adams
Household Members:
Name
Lensay Burge Adams"
3. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #71 031736; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Lensay Byrge Adams; age 49; born 18 Nov 1921 in WV; divorced; this was his second marriage;
7th grade education; living at Box 55, Freeman, Mercer Co, WV; son of Arthur Clark and Lydia
(Bailey) Adams; married on 16 Aug 1971 at Grundy, Buchanan Co, VA; Grace Cline; age 30; born
WV; divorced; this was her second marriage; 1 yr HS education; living at 1416 Franklin Street,
Bluefield, WV; daughter of William and Belle (Kerns) Browning.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lensay Birge Adams
[Lensay B Adams]
[Lindsey Adams]
SSN: 233309894
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 18 Nov 1921
Birth Place: Panther, West Virginia
[Ponther|]
Death Date: Jan 1994
Father: Arthur C Adams
Mother: Lydia Bailey
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Claim Date: 13 Mar 1969
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Sep 1941: Name listed as LENSAY BIRGE ADAMS; 13 Mar 1969: Name listed as LENSAY B ADAMS; 08 Feb 1994: Name listed as LINDSEY B ADAMS"
5, FindAGrave.com Web Site; Bailey Cemetery, Panther, McDowell Cop, WV; submitted by
David A. Swiger; 16 Jan 2012.
Lensay Berge Adams; born 18 Nov 1921; died 23 Jan 1994; buried here; no grave marker photo shown;
"Inscription: CPL US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II".


Linda Ellis

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Linda Reed, 64, of Hanover, WV, passed on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Williamson Memorial Hospital,
Williamson, WV. She was born on January 1, 1952 in Logan, WV a daughter of the late Barbara A. Ellis
Tomblin. In addition to her mother she is preceded in death by her grandparents Willie and Winnie Ellis; and
step-son Newsome Reed. Survivors include her husband of 45 years Berlin Reed; a brother Donald (Velma)
Smith of Belton, TX; five children Glenna Woods of FL, Melody Smith and fiancé Samuel Shrewsbury of
Barkers Ridge, Patty Reese and fiancé Miniard McClellan of Logan, Bert Reed and wife Cindy of NC and
Marshall Reed and fiancé Jamie Saylor of Ikes Fork; special friend Mildred Taylor; her beloved cat Tom Reed;
fourteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, September 29, 2016 in the Chapel of
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Clarance Blankenship officiating. She will be laid to rest
in Highland Memory Gardens, Logan, WV. ..."


Jesse Woodrow Womack

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 65; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse Woodrow Momack; age 35; born in Holden, WV; single; living at Oceana, WV;
son of Robert and Jennie (Cook) Womack; married on 7 Mar 1958 at Pecks Mill, WV;
Mildred Louise Topping; age 35; born in Monitor, WV; widow; living at Pecks Mill, WV;
daughter of Martin and Bernetta (Ratliff) Collins.


Mildred Louise Collins

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 65; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse Woodrow Momack; age 35; born in Holden, WV; single; living at Oceana, WV;
son of Robert and Jennie (Cook) Womack; married on 7 Mar 1958 at Pecks Mill, WV;
Mildred Louise Topping; age 35; born in Monitor, WV; widow; living at Pecks Mill, WV;
daughter of Martin and Bernetta (Ratliff) Collins.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Mildred Louise (Gig) Womack of Oceana peacefully departed this world for a far better one on Sunday,
October 2, 2016. Born on April 18, 1921, in Yuma, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Martin
(Daddy Martin) Collins and Bervetta (Mommy Bird) Ratliff Collins. She grew up in Mill Creek, West Virginia,
the place she always called “home.” She was a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II, helping to build
airplanes in Baltimore, Maryland. Gig was a member of the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church, being very
active in the Ladies Auxiliary during the 1960s and 1970s. She was a gracious, giving person who would help
anyone who asked. But, her greatest gift was being a devoted coal miner’s wife, an adoring mother to her
children, whom she often referred to as “my life,” and a doting grandmother and great-grandmother.
Mamaw Womack was never too busy to find something special for a visiting great-grandbaby to take home.
She loved family gatherings when all of her children could be together and, as long as she was able, she
always prepared an outstanding feast, being an excellent cook. Her whole life was dedicated to her family.
She loved bird, butterflies, clocks, writing poetry, and anything yellow. She was a true friend to those who
were blessed to call her one; she loved much and was much loved in return. Fiercely independent, she was
keeping her own house and driving her own car in her ninety-fifth year. She represented the best of the
Greatest Generation and of simpler times long past. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, by
her brothers, Elmer (Tom), Jerry, Jesse and Sterling Collins, by her sisters, Elva (Sis) Richards and Pearl
Barker, by her first husband, Gilbert Topping, and her second husband, Woodrow Womack, by her daughter,
Gujuan Kelly, and her son Jerry Topping, and by her granddaughters, Gujuan Conley, Karri Topping, and her
grandson, Micah Topping. Those left to cherish her memory and eagerly await the eternal reunion are her
children, Randall Topping and wife Brenda, Rodney Topping and wife Diane, and Jesse Womack and
companion Mitzi Mitchell, all of Oceana, and Mark Womack and wife Terri, of Bluefield, WV; her sisters,
Katie Emory and Eunice Coburn, of Huntington, Marguerite Jones, of New Haven, CT, and Jean Sutphin of
Whitehouse, TN; ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren; plus a host of nieces, nephews, relatives
and friends. In honor of her wishes, there will be an immediate burial with no services. Interment will be at
the family cemetery at Mill Creek, Logan County, WV. ..."