McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Garland Columbus Tilley

1. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #45033; WV Archives Web Site.
Garland Tilley; age 27; born in Smyth Co, VA; eidowed; one previous marriage; miner; living in
Pocahontas, VA; son of A.C. and Rebecca (Eldridge) Tilley; married on 6 Nov 1939 in North
Tazewell, VA; Carletta Martin; maiden name Taylor; age 25; born in McDowell Co, WV; widow; one
previous marriage; living in Pocahontas, VA; daughter of James and Ida (Kemp) Taylor.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Landgraff; E.D. 24-45; taken 3 Apr 1940;
Page 857B; Image 4 of 34; Houseold #25.
Listed as Garland Tilley; age 29; born in TN; married; 6th grade education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; coal loader in coal mine; head of household.
3. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Garland Columbus Tilley
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 32
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 2 May 1908
Birth Place: Damascus, Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Keystone, Mc Dowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place: Keystone, Mc Dowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Kopper Coal Company
Weight: 145
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 5
Next of Kin: Coretta Tilley
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Garland Columbus Tilley Self (Head)
Coretta Tilley Wife"
4. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Garland Tilley
Birth Date: 2 May 1909
Death Date: 4 Jan 1990
SSN: 232185063
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 26 Apr 1944
Release Date 1: 29 Jun 1945
Branch 2: A
Enlistment Date 2: 18 Apr 1946
Release Date 2: 2 Feb 1947"


Mary Josephine Eldridge

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mary Josephine Eldridge
[Mary Josephine Tilley]
[Mary Tilley]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 23 Nov 1920
Birth Place: Chilhowie Sm, Virginia
Death Date: 4 Apr 1988
Father: Alfred M Tilley
Mother: Callie Brooks
SSN: 234409376
Notes: Jun 1944: Name listed as MARY JOSEPHINE ELDRIDGE;
Mar 1973: Name listed as MARY JOSEPHINE TILLEY;
06 Jun 1988: Name listed as MARY J TILLEY"


William Jeremiah "Jerry" Tilley

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Wednesday Evening; 12 Feb 2020; Page 6; Newspaper Obit.
WILLIAM JEREMHAH
"Jerry" Tilley
"William Jeremiah "Jerry" Tilley,
68 of Gary, WV, went to his heav-
enly home Friday, February 7, 2020
at CAMC. Born November 4, 1951
in Gilliam. WV, he was the son of
the late Garland Columbus Tilley_
and Mary Josephine (Eldridge) Til-
ley. Jerry was a former employee of
Fleetwood Mobile Homes in Con-
cord, NC. He was an outdoorsman
and enjoyed hunting, fishing, spend-
ing time with his family and an avid
fan of the West Virginia Mountain-
eers. Jerry was'a resident of Мс—
Dowell County most of his life and
of Gary, WV. the last four years.
"Other than his parents, Jerry was
preceded in death by: Maternal
grandparents, Jess McKinley and
Callie (Brooks) Eldridge. Paternal -
grandparents, Alfred and Rebecfi
ca Jane (Eldridge) Tilley. Brothers,
Donald Junior Tilley and Dewey
Lee Tilley. One sister, Angela Pearl
Tilley. Brother-in-laws, Lonnie Gra—
ham and Robert (Bob) McReynolds.
Sister—in-law Carol Tilley.
"Jerry is survived by: Sisters, De-
lores Jean (Lonnie) Graham of
Sandlick Rd. Bluefield. Phyllis Lee
(Bob) McReynolds of Martinsville,
VA. Linda Sue (Bill) Fitzgerald of
Sherrills Ford, NC. Marcella Ruth
(Larry) Koger of Carswell Hollow,
Leona Darlene (Dolly) (Leonard) of
Princeton and Jennifer Lynn Tilley
of Premier. Brothers: David and wife
Debra of Carswell Hollow, Robert
(Bobby) and wife Pat of Bluefield,
VA. and Garland (Wayne) of Car—
swell Hollow. Also, a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, and friends.
"Services will be held Thursday,
February 13, 2020 at 12: noon in
the Widener Funeral Home Chap
el, Northfork, WV with Rex/= Omar
Bums officiating. Burial will follow
at the Grandview Memory Gardens
Cemetery, Bluefield, VA. The family
will receive visitors on Wednesday,
February 12, 2020 from 6. until 8:
PM at the funeral home. Pallbearers
will be: Jacob Harrison, J.C. Harri—
son, LJ” Koger, John Tilley, David
Graham, and Thomas Culbertson.
"Serving the Tilley family is Wad—
ener Funeral Home, Northfork, W


Chester Morgan

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 488; WV Archives Web Site.
Chester Morgan; age 18; born and living at Clearfork, WV; single; son of Dotson and Martha Morgan;
married on 3 Oct 1953 at home of minister, G.W. Warner in Wyoming Co, WV; Kathleen Cole; age 17;
born and living at Clear Fork, WV; single; daughter of Roy and Sadie Cole.


Kathleen Cole

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 488; WV Archives Web Site.
Chester Morgan; age 18; born and living at Clearfork, WV; single; son of Dotson and Martha Morgan;
married on 3 Oct 1953 at home of minister, G.W. Warner in Wyoming Co, WV; Kathleen Cole; age
17; born and living at Clear Fork, WV; single; daughter of Roy and Sadie Cole.
2. Stafford Funeral Home, Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Kathleen Cole Morgan, 80, of Sunhill, WV passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Bowers Hospice
House, Beckley, WV. She was born on April 17, 1936 in Sunhill, WV a daughter of the late Roy and Sadie
Cline Cole. Kathleen was of the Methodist Faith and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was a Christian all of her life and made God the center of it, and an excellent guide in answering
questions about the scriptures. Her most prized possessions were her husband, children and her bible.
Younger she always dreamed of having a job but gladly gave that up to take care of her children and this
gave her the most satisfaction and gratification. Kathleen was an accomplished seamstress beginning in her
young days making her daughter dresses out of flower sacks and became good enough to make clothes for
her teenage daughter, herself and many others. She was also an accomplished baker who made the best
chocolate pies and peanut butter fudge along with other pastries. In addition to her parents he is preceded
in death by a sister Carolyn Brown; and a daughter Sandra Morgan. Survivors include her loving husband of
63 years Chester Morgan; a daughter Anita Yvonne Morgan of Oceana; a son Timothy Chester Morgan of
Beckley; three grandchildren Cindy (JR) Cook, Amy Lusk and Bobby Lusk; five great grandchildren Taylor
Williams, Justin Prichard, Katie Cook, Jamie Cook and Madison Blankenship; a nephew Marty Brown; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 7, 2016
in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Erwin Gregory officiating. She will be
laid to rest in Morgan Family Cemetery, Sunhill, WV...."


Enos John Evans Sr

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 343; WV Archives Web Site.
Enos John Evans; age 33; born in Crambray (sic, Cambria) Co, PA; living at Glen Rogers, WV; son of
John and Louise Evans; married on 28 Jul 1934 in Oceana, WV; Hazel Agnes Lamb; age 19; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; living in Oceana, WV; daughter of O.J. and Golda Lamb.


Hazel Agnes Lamb

1. 1920 census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 Jan 1920, Page 225A, Family #6.
Listed as Hazel Lamb, age 5, born in WV, in household of father, Okey J. Lamb.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 343; WV Archives Web Site.
Enos John Evans; age 33; born in Crambray (sic, Cambria) Co, PA; living at Glen Rogers, WV; son of
John and Louise Evans; married on 28 Jul 1934 in Oceana, WV; Hazel Agnes Lamb; age 19; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; living in Oceana, WV; daughter of O.J. and Golda Lamb.


Kenneth Edward "Kenny" Cook

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Kenneth Edward "Kenny" Cook, 63, of Lynco, WV passed away on Saturday October 31, 2020 at Ruby
Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. He was born on January 17, 1957 in Pineville, WV a son of the late
Tennis Fred and Gladys Jackson Cook. Kenny was an avid WVU, Marshall and LA Lakers fan. He loved his
Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity brothers, and playing golf. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a
brother Ted Cook; a sister Margorie Brining and two infant sisters. Survivors include his loving wife of 35
years Rhonda Trull - Cook; a daughter Kayce Cook of Lynco; two sisters Vickie (Larry) Dancy and Sue (Bob)
Breeding both of Baileysville; two brothers James "J. B." (Phyllis) Cook of Elk Lick and Jody (Kim) Cook of
Pineville; a brother-in-law Paul Brining of Fort Myers, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving
family and friends. Special thanks to the ER departments of Raleigh General and Ruby Memorial Hospitals,
along with 5th floor medical ICU at Ruby Memorial. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. A
celebration of Kenny's life will be held in late spring or early summer. Due to Covid 19 the family asks
friends and family to send stories or photos of Kenny through our online condolences at
staffordfamilyfh@yahoo.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."