McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familes and Individuals

Notes


Posey Tolliver

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1944); Page 471; WV Archives Web Site.
Posey Tolliver; age 24; born at Jesse, WV; single; living at Ravencliff, WV; son of Isaac and Essie
Tolliver; married on 1 Nov 1944 at home in Tipple, WV; Pauline Roles; age 21; born in Milam, WV;
single; living at Ravencliff, WV; daughter of Garner and Minnie Roles.


Laura Marie Adkins

1. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Laura Marie Adkins Lafferty Tolliver 91, of Ravencliff went home to be with the Lord on Monday January 7, 2019.

"Born March 8, 1927 in Terry, she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Estie Martin Adkins.

"Laura was a longtime member of the Ravencliff Church of God of Prophecy. She owned and operated Laura's Grocery in Ravencliff. She worked and operated her store until she had reached the age of 85.

"In additon to her parents she was preceded in death by her 1st husband Roy M. Lafferty Sr. Her 2nd husband Posey Tolliver, her daughter Mary Evans, and 2 sisters and 1 brother she was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

"Those left to cherish her memory include her Four sons Roy Lafferty Jr and his wife Lora of Ravencliff, David Lafferty and his wife Rebecca L. of Huntsville Al, Timmy Lafferty and his wife Rebecca R. of Ravencliff, and Troy Lafferty of West Palm Beach Florida. 14 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind a host of step children, nieces, nephews, and many friends."


Aaron Adkins

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 404; WV Archives Web Site.
Aaron Adkins; age 24; born in Fayette Co, VA; living in Raleigh Co, WV; married on 15 Jan 1915 at
Van Martin's Estie L. Martin; age 17; born and living in Raleigh Co, WV.


Estie L. Martin

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 404; WV Archives Web Site.
Aaron Adkins; age 24; born in Fayette Co, VA; living in Raleigh Co, WV; married on 15 Jan 1915 at
Van Martin's Estie L. Martin; age 17; born and living in Raleigh Co, WV.


Paul Kennedy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 351; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul Kennedy age 27; born in Big Stone Gap, VA; single; living at English, WV; married on 13 Nov
1945 in Welch, WV; Minnie (sic, Bennie) Yates; age 23; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; living at
English, WV.


Benny Yates

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 351; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul Kennedy age 27; born in Big Stone Gap, VA; single; living at English, WV; married on 13 Nov
1945 in Welch, WV; Minnie (sic, Bennie) Yates; age 23; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; living at
English, WV.


Gene Walker

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 21 Apr 1930, Page 199A, Family #234.
Listed as Gene Walker, age 1, born in WV, in household of father, Warner Walker.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 312; WV Archives Web Site.
Gene Walker; age 21; born in Baileysville, WV; single; living at Jesse, WV; son of Warner
and Virginia Lee (Damron) Walker; married on 8 Apr 1950 at Pineville, WV; Helen Blankenship;
age 19; born in Mohawk, WV; divorced; living at Hatcher, WV; daughter of W.L. and Sarah (Hall)
Blankenship.
3. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Gene Walker, 88, of Oceana, WV passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2017 At Beckley ARH, Beckley, WV. He
was born on November 10, 1928 in Baileysville, WV a son of the late Warner and Virgie Dameron Walker.
Gene was a member of the Cyclone Missionary Baptist Church and the UMWA. He retired from Eastern's
Harris Mine and Consol's Mine in Lynco. He loved rabbit hunting, fishing and was a bee keeper. In addition
to his parents he is preceded in death by a great grandson McKenzie Walker. Survivors include his loving
wife of 67 years Helen Ovella Blankenship Walker; a daughter Cheryl Walker of Oceana; a son Geary (Robin)
Walker of Bedford, VA; a sister Janice Pack of Oceana; four grandchildren John, Brandon, Shasta and
Nicholas Walker; three great grandchildren Nathan, Josie and Declan; and a host of other loving family and
friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 17, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family
Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Pastor Stephen Walls and Rev. Steve Acord officiating. He will be laid to rest
in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV...."


Helen Ovella Blankenship

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 312; WV Archives Web Site.
Gene Walker; age 21; born in Baileysville, WV; single; living at Jesse, WV; son of Warner
and Virginia Lee (Damron) Walker; married on 8 Apr 1950 at Pineville, WV; Helen Blankenship;
age 19; born in Mohawk, WV; divorced; living at Hatcher, WV; daughter of W.L. and Sarah (Hall)
Blankenship.