McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Bobby Adams

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy, Hensley Hollow; E.D. 24-36;
taken on 1 May 1940; Page 742A; Image 45 of 48; Household #366.
Listed as Bobby Adams; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Martin F.Miller Adams.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Bobby Adams, 79, of Davy, WV, went to his heavenly home Sunday, January 7, 2018, at McDowell Nursing and Rehabilitation, in Gary WV, Born May 7, 1938, in Twin Branch WV, he was the son of the late Martin Adams and Charlie and Bessie Worthington. He has been a resident of McDowell County the greater part of his life. He is affiliated with the Baptist Faith, and a member of the Little Vine Baptist Church in Welch, WV. He was a retired custodian for the McDowell County Board of Education. He enjoyed hunting and ginsenging, but most of all he loved to tell you about Jesus. He seldom missed an opportunity to talk about his savior and testify as to what god has done for him.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, his wife, Chloe Wells Adams, brothers, Clearance, Ralph, and William Adams, sisters, Shirley Franklin, Ruby Kinder, and Marie Petrosino, and great grandchild, Brooklyn Craft.Survivors include, three daughters, Sherry Brooks and husband Charles, Karen Collins and husband Ricky all of Davy, WV, Sharon Akers and husband David of Hampton GA, three brothers, Clyde Adams and wife Linda of Lenoir, N.C., Murl Adams and wife Carol of Fredricksburg, VA, Frank Adams and wife Suzanne of Strasburg, VA. Two sisters, Diane Green and husband Joe of High Point, N.C., and Sue Ellen Ballestero and husband Ray of Myrtle Beach S.C. eight grandchildren, Tiffany Akers, Justin Adams, Shayna Brooks, Alisha Craft, Misty Akers, , Kristy Akers, Christopher Akers, Shawn Collins; eight great grandchildren, Kaylee Perkins, Kalieb Craft, Eddie Akers, Ethan Akers, Aubrey Newcomb, Karisma Brown, Abigail Bohin, Paisley Bohin. A special thank you to Home Health Aide Anna Wesley, who has been a wonderful caregiver to Bobby.Funeral Services will be conducted, Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11 A.M. from the Little Vine Baptist Church in Welch, WV, with Pastor, Tommy Belcher Officiating, Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell, WV. ..."


Effie O. Wade

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Landgraff; taken on 18 Apr 1910; Page 255B;
Image 18 of 38; Family #197/146.
Listed as Effie Wade; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph Wade.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Effie Sizelove
[Effie Wade]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 7 Oct 1907
Birth Place: Land Graft, West Virginia
[Land Graft|]
Death Date: 17 Nov 1991
Claim Date: 31 Dec 1969
Father: Joseph Wade
Mother: Minnie Gregory
SSN: 290265383
Citizenship or Alien Status: U.S. citizen.
Type of Claim: Duplicate request; evidence of identity only submitted.
Notes: 07 Feb 1984: Name listed as EFFIE SIZELOVE"
3. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Effie O Sizelove
Race: White
Age at Death: 84
Birth Date: 23 Oct 1907
Death Date: 17 Nov 1991
Death Place: Saint Lucie, Florida, United States"


William Leckie Kell Sr

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1946); Page 69; Line #39; WV Archives Web Site.
William Leckie Kell; age 32; born in Welch, WV; single; living at Bluefield, WV; married on 5 Oct 1946 at
Bluefield, WV; Alpha Dawn Absher; age 29; born at Davy, WV; single; living in Bluefield, WV.
2. Kentucky, Marriage Index, 1973-1999; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William L Kell
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 68
Estimated birth year: 1914
Marriage Date: 14 Jun 1982
Marital Status: Last marriage ended by death
Previous Marital Status: Never married
Residence County: Boyd
Residence County after Married: Boyd
State: Kentucky
Spouse: Mildred P Ramey
Spouse Age: 60
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Residence County: Boyd
Spouse Marital Status: Never married
Volume Number: 026
Certificate Number: 12811
Marriage License County: Boyd
Volume Year: 1982"
3. Kentucky, Marriage Index, 1973-1999; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William L Kell
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 74
Estimated birth year: 1913
Marriage Date: 19 Dec 1987
Marital Status: Last marriage ended by divorce
Previous Marital Status: Last marriage ended by death
Residence County: Boyd
Residence County after Married: Boyd
State: Kentucky
Spouse: Mary C Barnette
Spouse Age: 71
Spouse Race: White
Spouse Residence County: Boyd
Spouse Marital Status: Never married
Volume Number: 081
Certificate Number: 40500
Marriage License County: Boyd
Volume Year: 1987"
4. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name William L Kell
Residence Date 01 Dec 1993-31 Dec 1996
Residence Place Ashland, Kentucky, United States
Birth Date 05 Dec 1913
Address Ashland, Kentucky 41101
Address Date 01 Dec 1993-31 Dec 1996
2nd Address Ashland, Kentucky 41101
2nd Address Date 01 Nov 1990-01 Jan 1998
3rd Address Ashland, Kentucky 41102
3rd Address Date 01 Mar 1983-01 Jan 2004
Possible Relatives Mary C Barnette, Mildred Ramey Kell
Record Number 95350025"
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Leckie Kell
[William L Kell]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 5 Dec 1913
Birth Place: Welch McDowe, West Virginia
Death Date: 17 Sep 1990
Father: Septimas J Kell
Mother: Nellie K Leckie
SSN: 234326772
Notes: Nov 1941: Name listed as WILLIAM LECKIE KELL; 03 Jun 1993: Name listed as WILLIAM L KELL"


Alpha Dawn Absher

1. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; Bluefield; 2122 Wythe Ave; taken on 3 Apr 1930;
Page 107A; Image 5 of 25; Family #55/57.
Listed as Alpha D. Absher; age 13; born in WV; in household of father, Chalmers H. Absher.
2. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1946); Page 69; Line #39; WV Archives Web Site.
William Leckie Kell; age 32; born in Welch, WV; single; living at Bluefield, WV; married on 5 Oct 1946 at
Bluefield, WV; Alpha Dawn Absher; age 29; born at Davy, WV; single; living in Bluefield, WV.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Dawn Absher
[Dawn Absher Kell]
[Dawn Kell]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 11 Oct 1916
Birth Place: Davy Mercer, West Virginia
[Davy McDowel??, West Virginia]
Death Date: Dec 1980
Father: Chalmers H Absher
Mother: Elizabeth L Zink
SSN: 578360835
Notes: Jan 1945: Name listed as DAWN ABSHER; Aug 1961: Name listed as
DAWN ABSHER KELL; 30 Dec 1987: Name listed as DAWN KELL"
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Dawn Kell
SSN: 578-36-0835
BORN: 11 Oct 1916
Last Benefit: 24701, Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia, United States of America
Died: Dec 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: District of Columbia (Before 1951)"


William Leckie "Bill" Kell Jr

1. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"William Leckie “Bill” Kell Jr., 71, of Gary, WV, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at the McDowell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gary. Born July 22, 1948 in Bluefield, WV, he was the son of the late Dawn Absher Kell and William Leckie Kell Sr. He was also a proud great grandson of Colonel Andrew Leckie who helped settle McDowell County.

"Bill was a graduate of Paul Blazer High School in Ashland, KY, he went on to graduate from Marshall University where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He received his Master’s Degree from the University of Alabama. Bill was a dedicated award-winning educator and taught in the McDowell County School System for 36 years. He taught at Iaeger Intermediate, Welch Junior High School, and retired from Mount View High, where he was well known as the Voice of the Mount View Golden Knights football team.

"William was also a member of The Order of Kentucky Colonels. He was also a former member of the Welch and Kimball Rotary Clubs. He had a distinguished career in scouting and served on the Executive Board of the Appalachian Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and was a member of the Order of the Arrow and held the rank of Vigil Honor. Bill was also the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award the local council can present for service to youth.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant twin brother Howard Kell.
Those left to cherish his memories are one brother, Robert “Bob” Kell and wife Martha of Margate, FL; and his special friends and caregivers Ed and Lynda Evans of Welch and their family.

"A Private Graveside Committal Service will be conducted Friday, April 3, 2020 at 12 Noon from the Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Ceres, WV, with Rev. Michael Brown, officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America, Buckskin Council, 2829 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25311. Due to the current health situation, there will be no visitation.

"The Douglas Mortuary in Welch is assisting the Kell family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.douglasmortuary.com."


Paul Dean Southard

1. McDowell Co, Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 95; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul Dean Southard; age 22; born in Sedalia, MO; single; living at Rt #1, Houatonia, MO; married on
11 Oct 1957 at War, WV; Juanita Barnes; age 18; born and living at War, WV; single; with consent of
Reece and Eunice Barnes, parents od Pauline Barnes.


Juanita Barnes

1. McDowell Co, Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 95; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul Dean Southard; age 22; born in Sedalia, MO; single; living at Rt #1, Houatonia, MO; married on
11 Oct 1957 at War, WV; Juanita Barnes; age 18; born and living at War, WV; single; with consent of
Reece and Eunice Barnes, parents od Pauline Barnes.


Halsey Stinson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1960); Page 475; WV Archives Web Site.
Holcie Stinson; age 18; born in Iaeger, WV; single; living at War, WV; married on 4 Jun 1960 at beartown, WV;
Pauline Barnes; age 18; born and living at War, WV; with consent of Harmon and Thelma Stinson, parents of
Holcie Stinson, and Eunice Mae Barnes; mother of Pauline Barnes; parents divorced, mother has legal custody.


Pauline Barnes

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1960); Page 475; WV Archives Web Site.
Holcie Stinson; age 18; born in Iaeger, WV; single; living at War, WV; married on 4 Jun 1960 at beartown, WV;
Pauline Barnes; age 18; born and living at War, WV; with consent of Harmon and Thelma Stinson, parents of
Holcie Stinson, and Eunice Mae Barnes; mother of Pauline Barnes; parents divorced, mother has legal custody.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Pauline Stinson, 75, of Iaeger, WV, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018, in Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton, WV.

"Pauline was born March 16, 1942, in War, WV, a daughter of the late Reece and Eunice M. Christian Barnes. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal Faith; her greatest joy was her grandchildren. Pauline was a volunteer at Iaeger Elementary School for 23 years and was a foster grandparent for nine years.

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Juanita Southard, and two brothers, Arthur and Robert Barnes.

"Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Halsey Stinson of the home; three daughters, Tootsie Shrader and (Thomas), Sandy Hunt, and Sabrina Poore and husband Jimmy all of Iaeger, WV; two sons Steve Stinson and wife Wanda of Three Forks, WV, and Justin Stinson of Iaeger, WV; seven grandchildren, Dr. Carl D, Shrader, Jr. and wife Erica of Morgantown, WV, Daniel Stinson of New Martinsville, WV, Gabriel Hunt and wife Ashley of Princeton, WV, Garrett Hunt of Bluewell, WV, Mandi Toler and husband Garrett of Pounding Mill, VA, Dylan Poore of Iaeger, WV, and Derrick Stinson of Rich Creek, VA; six great grandchildren, Andrew, Elizabeth and Nathaniel Shrader, Mahrrisa and Kallisa Stinson and Lucus Hunt; one step grandchild, Phyllisa Stacy; one brother, William Barnes of War, WV; and a host of nieces and nephews.

"Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 1 o’clock with Reverend Wayne Kennedy and Reverend Leroy Blankenship officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in the High Knob Cemetery on Coon Branch Mountain near Iaeger, WV...."


Reece Barnes

1. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Reece Barnes
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 34
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Baudy, Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 12 Apr 1906
Residence Place: War, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Occupation: Susanna Coal Co
Weight: 114
Complexion: Sallow
Eye Color: Gray
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 4
Next of Kin: May Barnes
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Reece Barnes Self (Head)
May Barnes Wife"
2. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Reece Barnes
SSN: 236-05-2589
Last Residence:
24892 War, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 12 Apr 1908
Died: 1 Oct 1974
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Reece Barnes
Birth Date: 12 Apr 1908
Death Date: 1 Oct 1974
Claim Date: 28 Mar 1958
SSN: 236052589"