McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familes and Individuals

Notes


Truman Lee Cameron

1. "Wyoming County WV Hertiage", WGS 1995, "Woodrow and Ruby Jones Cameron" Article, Page 92.
" WOODROW AND RUBY JONES
CAMERON
"My name is Ruby Jones Cameron, born
August 9, 1923 at home to parents Richard
and Siggie Bertha Blankenship Jones with
midwife Mickey Ty England attending.
"My parents were farmers. I grew up on a
farm in the head of Pad Fork in Wyoming
County. We raised big gardens, and canned
everything we could for the winter months,
including fruit and blackberries, laying away
apples, cabbages and potatoes in a large
hole in the ground, usually under the house,
covered securely to keep from freezing.
Nothing was wasted in those days.
"My paternal grandparents, Johnny and
Mary Jones were from Kentucky and my
maternal grandparents Lewis and Muby
Patsy Blankenship were born and raised in
and around Wyoming County.
"I met and married Woodrow Wilson
Cameron, born September 26, 1922 son of
Seth and Mary Richmond Cameron on May
28, 1943. The day we were married at the
Pineville courthouse, they called a preacher
Rob Dameron, who had been painting. He
came right over, looking very colorful with
paint all over him.
"We moved to Cub Creek at Baileysville in
1949. Woodrow worked in the coal mines,
mainly at Red Jacket, Twin Branch, and for
Leck Addair around thirty years retiring in
1968. His hobbies were hunting, mostly
squirrel and deer, and Ginsenging. Bad
health has forced him to stay home now, so
his only hobby is playing the lottery and hop-
ing to win the Power Ball someday. He also
loves to make quilts.
"Woodrow has two sisters Dora and Lau-
rie, seven brothers; Council, Silas “Moody”,
John and Jacob twins, Jacob is deceased,
Charlie, deceased, Wiley, deceased, and
Callis deceased. He knows barely anyone
beyond an uncle whose name is Bill and a
few cousins.
"To our marriage were born the following
children: Calvin died shortly after birth, Wal-
ton who lived in Michigan, died May З0,
1990. Franklin lives in Wisconsin, Wanda
lives in Woodbridge, Va. She is in sen/ice,
soon to retire. Truman Lee married Marietta
Fritz and lives at Cub Creek. Eleanor mar-
ried Eugene Dunnigan of McDowell County.
They live at Twin Branch, and daughter Ellen
whom we raised, whose mother, who was
Woodrow’s first cousin, had died at her birth.
She married Okey Miller. Ellen has been with
the public school system for twenty-seven
years teaching at Bailysville Elementary and
Junior High Schools. She lives in Sophia.
"In 1980, while we were away, our house
burned. We lost everything. We built back in
1981. Our family and friends gave us a
household shower and a lot of our old pho-
tographs were replaced.
" My hobbies have been sewing, making
hundreds of quilts in my lifetime, but my great-
est joy has been Ginsenging with my buddies,
Ruby Vance and Juanita Barnett. We’ve dug
lots of Ginseng and killed numerous Copper-
heads and Rattlesnakes. Getting into Yellow
Jackets were worse than the snakes.
"One day we decided to go up the hollow
to do some “sangin”, but somehow we got
turned around on a point and ended up over
in Huff Creek. We made it home at dark after
a three-hour walk via of the roadway. Submit-
ted by: Ruby Cameron "
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Truman Lee Cameron, 65, of Brenton, WV passed away on Wednesday March 6, 2019 in Raleigh General
Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on December 17, 1953 in McDowell County, WV a son of the late
Woodrow and Ruby Cameron. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a grandson Colton
Cameron. Survivors include his loving wife of nine years Loucinda Opal Collins Cameron; a daughter Leanna
Cameron of Oceana; step daughter Brianna Weaver (Matt) Ferrell of Charleston; two step sons Nathan W.
McCoy of Beckley and Todd Addison of Baileysville; five grandchildren Braxton Cameron, Tyler Cameron,
Aleaha Marcum, Brodie Marcum and Tabitha Addison; and a host of other loving family and friends. In
keeping with his wishes he will be cremated...."


Ryan Richard Davidosn

1, United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Ryan Richard Davidson
Also Known As Ryan T Davidson
Event Date 01 May 2000-25 Mar 2008
Event Place Mullens, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 20 Aug 1976
Address Mullens, West Virginia 25882
Address Date 01 May 2000-25 Mar 2008
2nd Address Mullens, West Virginia 25882
2nd Address Date 01 Aug 1999
3rd Address Mullens, West Virginia 25882
3rd Address Date 01 Jul 1998-01 Nov 2001
Possible Relatives Helen Rene Davidson, James T Davidson, Virginia K Davidson
Affiliate Identifier 340621411"


Richard Troy "Dickie" Davidosn

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name R Davidson
Also Known As Richard T Davidson
Event Date 29 Oct 2007
Event Place Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 14 Feb 1943
Address Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
Address Date 29 Oct 2007
2nd Address Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
2nd Address Date 01 Jul 2005-29 Oct 2007
3rd Address Mullens, West Virginia 25882
3rd Address Date 01 Nov 1992-01 Jan 2009
Possible Relatives Deborah Jean Davidson, James T Davidson, Jeremy Scott Davidson, Virginia K Davidson
Affiliate Identifier 173332428"
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Richard Troy "Dickie" Davidson, 76, of Mullens, passed peacefully into Heaven Friday March 8, at the
Bowers Hospice House after a very short battle with cancer. Fondly known by many as Mr. D, Coach or
PawPaw D. He was loved and appreciated by numerous family members, students, and former co-workers
across Wyoming County and beyond for his good nature, desire to help, passion for photography, and most
of all for the love he shared with all he met. He was an active member of Highland Baptist Church for his
entire life where he served as deacon, trustee, former Sunday School Teacher, or any role that needed to
filled. Always passionate about serving the Lord and inviting other to church. Richard was preceded in
death by his parents James and Virginia Dunlap Davidson; his brother J.T. Davidson; his daughter Felicia
Davidson Marcum; and his uncle (who was more like a brother) Jack Dunlap; mother-in-law Edna Francis;
and brother-in-law Freddie Francis. Survived by the love of his life is his devoted and loving wife of 50
years Deborah Jean Francis Davidson; son Ryan and Daughter-in-law Rene; son Jeremy and
daughter-in-law Teresa; his precious grandchildren that made him smile, laugh and kept him active
--Logan, Skylar, Keegan, Rome, Milan, and Roger Marcum, Jr.; his father-in-law Roy Francis, and numerous
family members and friends. He cherished spending time with his family at home, on vacations, at the river
camp, ballgames, or any time they were together. Richard was very devoted family man that loved talking
about his grandchildren. One of his last requests was "please keep this family together - do not fall apart."
Funeral services will be held at Noon on Wednesday March 13th at the Highland Avenue Baptist Church,
Mullens, WV with pastor Rev. Lewis Arnold and brother-in-law Ernie Francis. Burial in Roselawn Memorial
Gardens, Princeton...."


Deborah Jean Francis

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Deborah Jean Davidson
Event Date 29 Oct 2007
Event Place Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 29 Oct 1951
Address Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
Address Date 29 Oct 2007
2nd Address Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
2nd Address Date 01 Jul 2005-29 Oct 2007
3rd Address Mullens, West Virginia 25882
3rd Address Date 01 Mar 1993-01 Jan 2009
Possible Relatives James T Davidson, Jeremy Scott Davidson, Richard T Davidson, Virginia K Davidson
Affiliate Identifier 173332432"