Selected Families and Individuals


Gilbert Gilmer Toppins

1. Cabell Co, WV; Death Certificate #1326; WVArchives Web Site.
Gilbert Gilmer Toppings; age 29 yrs, 9 mons, 13 days; born 30 May 1923 in WV; married;
electrician in coal mine; living in Pecks Mill, Logan Co, WV; son of Nathan and Nora (Whitt)
Toppings; died 13 Feb 1954 in St. Marys Hospital; Huntington, Cabell Co, WV; due to
carcinoma of lung with general metastasis; buried 15 Feb 1953 in Baker Cemetery.

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. ..."

Edna Mae Parker

1. Web Site; submitted by SWVA Genealogy Sercher; 18 Jan 2013.
" Edna May Parker Hedge
Birth 23 Jul 1919
Coalwood, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 4 Dec 1988 (aged 69)
Dublin, Pulaski County, Virginia, USA
Highland Memory Gardens
Dublin, Pulaski County, Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Mrs. Edna Parker Hedge, 69, of Rt 2, Dublin, died early Sunday morning in Highland Manor Nursing Home.

"She is survived by her husband, Arnold T. Hedge; two sons, Robert Donald Hedge and Arnold Lee Hedge, both of Dublin; two brothers, Francis L Parker, Jr., Coalwbod, W.Va., Billy Parker, Cincinnati, Ohio, one sister, Mrs. Jackie Estep, Mt. Gay, W.Va.; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren;

"Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles W. Lockerby officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens Dublin: In ieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pulaski County Rescue Squad, or the Dublin United Methodist Church. Visiting will be this afternoon, and the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. at Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home.


Personal photo added by Debroah Estep Cooper.

Edith Parker

1. Web Site; submitted by B. Ballew; 31 Jul 2012.
" Edith Parker Perkins
Birth 9 Jan 1916
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Death 27 Jan 1938 (aged 22)
Natural Bridge, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
High Bridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Natural Bridge, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section B2, Lot 640"

Additional Information Posted:
"Edith Parker was born on Jan 9, 1916 at Fulton County, Georgia, USA. She was the daughter of Francis Lee Parker Sr and Legan Hogen. Her family moved from Georgia to West Virginia when her father obtained a job working in the mines. Her siblings were Earl, Edna, JR, Jacqueline, Billy and Ruth.

"She married Richard Marvin Perkins on April 30, 1932. Edith was 17 years old. Edith and Richard had one daughter, JoAnne.

"Edith died on 01/27/1938 at Natural Bridge, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA. The cause of death was complications from pregnancy and cancer.

"biography courtesy of Find-A-Grave contributor Deborah Estep Cooper (48031575)" .

Jacqueline Viola Parker

1. Web Site; submitted by R. Wheeler; maintained by Debroah Estap Cooper.
" Jacqueline Viola Parker Estep
Birth 3 Jan 1931
English, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 12 Nov 2015 (aged 84)
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
High Lawn Memorial Park
Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Jacqueline was the daughter of Francis Parker and Rachael Hall Likens

"She was preceded in death by her
husband, William Estep;
infant son, Stephen Estep;
3 brothers, Earl, Jr., and Billy;
2 sisters, Edna Hedge and Edith Perkins.
father. Frances Lee Parker Sr
Mother. Rachel Hall

"Jacqueline is survived by
1 son
3 daughters
2 sisters
1 granddaughter
3 grandsons
2 great-grandsons
"SCARBRO — Jaqueline Parker Estep, 84, of Scarbro, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley following an extended illness.

"Born on January 3, 1931 in English, W.Va. and was the daughter of the late Francis Parker and Rachael Hall Likens.

"Jaqueline was a homemaker and enjoyed going to church. She always sent greeting cards to her friends, family, and church family and never missed a birthday or anniversary. Those who received cards from her knew they can set their date for a greeting card from her. She greatly loved her pets. Reading was a life long passion.

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William Estep; infant son, Steven Luther Estep; brothers, Earl Jr., and Billy; and sisters, Edna Hedge and Edith Perkins.

"Those left to carry on her legacy include her son, Bill Estep and wife Cathy of Gloucester, Va.; daughters, Shirley Crisp and husband Cliff of Newport News, Va., Deborah Cooper and husband Randy of Webster Springs, Sharon Tuttle and husband David of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Janice Roberts and husband Roger of Concord, N.C. and Vada Ruth Gill and husband Ray of Southpoint, Ohio; a granddaughter, Bobbie Evans of O'Fallon, Ill.; grandsons, Ron Estep and wife Connie of Newport News, Va., Sean Estep of Columbus, Ohio, and Travis Cooper of Webster Springs; great grandsons, Nicholas Estep of Newport News, Va., and Wyatt Estep of Columbus, Ohio; special friends, Linda and Roger Hancock and family; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family.

"Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Hill, with Rev. Patrick Bowling officiating. Interment will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park also in Oak Hill.

"Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.
"Jacqueline Parker Estep was the mother of 3 daughters and one son. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Willie Luther Estep and one son, Steven Luther Estep. She had 3 grandsons, Ronald Eugene Estep Jr, Gregory Sean Estep and Travis Neil Cooper. She had two great grand sons, Wyatt and Nicholas. She is greatly missed"