1. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Marcella May Cox
Birth Date: abt 1948
Marriage Registration Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 16 Feb 1967
Marriage Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Father: Ulysses Grant May
Mother: Lucille Deaton
Spouse: Johnny Mathas Walk
Certificate Number: 1967005633"
2. U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Marcella May Rose
Death Age: 68
Birth Date: 14 Nov 1947
Residence Place: Lenoir
Death Date: 5 Oct 2016
Death Place: Lenoir, North Carolina
Burial Date: 10 Oct 2016
Burial Place: Huddy Kentucky
Thomas May Robert May
John Gibson Sr
1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Henry Clay Hicks"; Article; Page 197; submitted by Phyllis Coburn Griffith, Box 12,
Bradway Subdivision, Princeton, WV 24740.
"...of Russell Co."
Bradley Dwayne aka Dawson England
1. Fanning Funeral Home; iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Heaven Gained another angel, Bradley Dwayne Dawson, 38, of Big Sandy, WV passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Welch Community Hospital. Born August 7, 1982 in Bluefield, WV, he was the son of Neada Dawson and Edward England. He was a resident of McDowell County all of his life. He loved being outdoors and spending time with Friends, Family and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Evelyn Keaton and Robert Estep; Shelby and Eary England; two aunts: Robin Ball and Shona Riffe; two cousins: John and Heather Lester. Survivors include: his mother, Neada Dawson of Welch, WV; father, Edward England of Bluefield, WV; one brother, Edward C. England of Bluefield, WV; one sister, Heather Collins of Roderfield, WV; one special cousin, Jessica Conley; three nephews: Joirdan Lambert and Joseph Dye of Roderfield, WV; Hunter Keaton of Hensley, WV; aunts: Charlene Isom of Hensley, WV; Kim Keaton of Big Sandy, WV; Rhonda Bryant of Bluefield, WV; Patty Deskins of N.C.; uncles: John Dotson of Big Sandy, WV; Scotty Keaton of Welch, WV; Doug Dotson of Princeton, WV; Randy England of Hensley, WV; Ronnie England of Welch, WV; Jimmy England of Bluefield, WV; Delbert Bryant of Bluefield, WV; Keith Reynolds of TN. Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11 A.M. from the Ark of Safety Church in Roderfield, WV with Pastor Danny Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow at the England Family Cemetery in Hensley, WV. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Friends may call Monday, March 29, 2021 from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the Ark of Safety Church in Roderfield, WV. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com. Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the Dawson Family."
Larry Martin Rev
1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; 25 Jun 2021 On-Line Edition.
"The Reverend Larry Martin age 70, of Welch, WV, who departed this life on Friday, June 18, 2021 at the Bland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bastian, VA, following a long illness. He was born in Bluefield, WV on June 1, 1951 into the parentage of Auce and Juanita “Dusty” (Smith) Martin. After completing his education, he was employed as an ambulance driver for Jan-Care Ambulance Service in Welch. He had served as interim Pastor at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in Kimball, WV, where he was a member for more than 20 years. Reverend Martin was known throughout the area as the “singing, piano playing Preacher,” as he generously used his talents whenever he was called upon. In earlier years, he had served as the Pastor of Tabernacle United Holy Church in Keystone, WV, Lily of the Valley Baptist in Iaeger, WV, Mt. Grove Baptist in Hemphill, WV, Winkfield Baptist in Landgraff, WV and Morning Star Baptist in Jenkinjones, WV. He was a former member and served as pianist at Uprising Chapel United Holy Church in Rolfe, WV. Before becoming ill, he was a longtime resident at Elkhorn Towers in Welch and had lived in Eckman, WV and later in Keystone. He was a quiet man who chose his friends wisely.
"Reverend Martin was preceded in death by his father, Auce Martin and mother, Juanita Martin Dorsett; several of his siblings: Paul “Sonny” Anderson, James “Zeke” Martin, Dennis “Poden” Martin, John “Coon” Martin, Theadore “Teddy” Martin, Audrey Morris and Doris Martin-Moore. Early on Friday, June 18, 2021, he was called from labor to his reward at the Bland County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bastian, VA, follow a long illness.
"Those left to remember him are his daughter, Misty Dotson; one step-daughter he helped raise, Shirlee Hairston-Brogdon; seven additional step-children: Paul Hairston, Vivian Hairston, Lillie James, Sharon Hairston, Morgan (Sherri) Hairston, Lee Hairston and Jewel Hairston; two brothers, Marshall “Flugi” Martin and James “Huck” Martin both of Charleston, WV; one sister, Deborah Martin of Morristown, TN; step-sister, Betty Austin of Hemphill, WV; a host of grand&great-grandchildren; four generations of nephews and nieces; many cousins, his Church family and friends.
"The Homegoing Service for Reverend Martin will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in Kimball with the Reverend George Masterson officiating. Pallbearers and flower bearers will be his family and friends. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m., until the Service hour. Services entrusted to Gregory-Page Funeral Home in Welch, (to leave online condolences: gregory-pagefh.com.) Please follow COVID protocol, is advised."
Danny Ray Deskins
1. Roanoke, VA; Marriage License #87-061751; Ancestry.com Website.
Danny Ray Deskins; age 22; born 4 Apr 1965 in WV; this is his 1st marriage; 11th grade education;
living at 4315 Old Spanish Trail, Apt 10, Roanoke, VA; son of Raymond Ellis and Betty Jean
(Dawson) Deskins; married on 4 Dec 1987 at Salem, VA; Carol Lea Lynch; age 18; born 11 Apr 1969
in VA; this is her 1st marriage; 8th grade education; living at 114 Cherry Hill Rd, Roanoke, VA;
daughter of James Edward and Barbara Jean (Tolley) Lynch.
2. Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home; Grundy, VA; Posted Obit.
"Danny Ray Deskins, 55 years of age of Raysal, WV, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020 at his home. Born April 4, 1965 in Welch, WV, he was the son of Betty Jean Mullins of Atwell, WV and the late Raymond Ellis Deskins.
"Danny was an avid collector of memorabilia and fan of NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt. He had worked over twenty years for Winchester Amusement where he had traveled all over the United States and Puerto Rico. He enjoyed spending time and laughing with his family and friends, always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell and was of the Pentecostal faith. A loving son, father, companion, uncle and friend. He will be missed and loved always.
"In addition to his father Raymond Ellis Deskins, he was preceded in death by his sister Bonnie Lauderback.
"Survivors in addition to his mother Betty Jean Mullins of Atwell, WV, include his children Jamie Carol Deskins of Roanoke, VA, Christopher Scaggs and wife Christina of Salem, VA and D. J. Deskins of Vinton, VA; special family friend Elsie Deskins of Atwell, WV and Marlene Lane; sisters Ida Proffitt and husband William of Vansant, VA, Faye Stevenson and husband Darrell of Sevierville, TN, Cora Claudine Deskins of Bluewell, WV, Hazel Jenkins and husband Harry of Spartanburg, SC.
"He is also survived by six grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
"Funeral service for Danny Ray Deskins will be held at the Family Worship Center in Jolo, WV, Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:00 noon with Reverends Charles Rose, William Proffitt, Lacy Griffith and Rick Garlic officiating. Burial will follow in the Deskins Cemetery on Atwell Mountain in Atwell, WV.
"Active pallbearers will be his family and friends.
"The family will receive friends at the Family Worship Center, Thursday, June 18th after 6:00 p.m. with evening service to be held at 7:00 p.m.
"Online condolences may be sent to www.shortridgeramey.com.
"The family of Danny Ray Deskins have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA."