McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals


Harold Bory Collins

1. Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911-1999; Web Site.
"Name: Harold B Collins
Date of Birth: 8 Aug 1915
Birth Place: Boyd, Kentucky, USA
Mother's name: Ruby Webb
Volume Number: 79
Certificate Number: 39270
Volume Year: 1915"
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Web Site.
"Name: Harold Bory Collins
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 25
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Boyd, Kentucky, USA
Birth Date: 8 Aug 1915
Residence Place: Holden, Logan, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Employer: Gleud C* Coal Co
Weight: 198
Complexion: Light Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 11
Next of Kin: Ethel Dobbins
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Harold Bory Collins Self (Head)
Ethel Dobbins Wife"
3. World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945; Web Site.
Harold B. Collins; born 8 Aug 1915; BM 2nd Class; US Navy; entered service 27 Mar 1944; served at
Great lakes, IL; Pacific; and Atlantic; attended Warfield HS; Methodist; son of M/M J.W. Collins of
Baltimore, MD; husband of Mrs. Ethel Copley Collins, Warfield, KY; photo posted.
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Web Site.
"Name: Harold Collins
SSN: 232-16-5464
Last Residence:
29407 Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
BORN: 8 Aug 1915
Died: Dec 1985
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (Before 1951)"
5. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Web Site.
"Name: Harold Collins
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 8 Aug 1915
Death Date: 9 Dec 1985
SSN: 232165464
Branch 1: NAVY
Enlistment Date 1: 27 Mar 1944
Release Date 1: 18 Dec 1945"
6. Web Site; submitted by Larry E. Smith; 31 Dec 2018.
" Harold Bory Collins
Birth 8 Aug 1915
Boyd County, Kentucky, USA
Death Dec 1985 (aged 70)
Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Holy Cross Cemetery
James Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 195707561"

Doris Ethel Copley

1. 1930 Census, Martin Co, KY; Big Elk District; Warfield Precinct; Collins Creek; taken 17 Apr 1930;
Page 211B; Image 15 of 45; Family #121/123.
Listed as Ethel Copley; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, Phillip S. Copley.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Web Site.
"Name: Ethel Dobbins Collins
[Ethel C Collins]
[Ethel Dobbins Copley]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 20 Feb 1914
Birth Place: Welch McDowe, West Virginia
Death Date: 12 Jul 2004
Father: Phillip S Copley
Mother: Elizabeth Sammons
SSN: 215249145
Notes: Mar 1944: Name listed as ETHEL DOBBINS COLLINS;
20 Jul 2004: Name listed as ETHEL C COLLINS"
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Web Site.
"Name: Ethel C. Collins
SSN: 215-24-9145
Last Residence:
29412 Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
BORN: 20 Feb 1914
Died: 12 Jul 2004
State (Year) SSN issued: Maryland (Before 1951)"
4. Web Site; submitted by Juanda Owens B.; 6 Dec 2008.
" Ethel Copley Collins
Birth 20 Feb 1914
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 12 Jul 2004 (aged 90)
James Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Holy Cross Cemetery
James Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Entered into eternal rest on the afternoon of July 12, 2004 Ethel Copley Collins, widow of Harold B. Collins. Residence, James Island, SC.

"The relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral services Thursday, July 15, 2004 at two o clock in Calvary Baptist Church. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL Wednesday between five and seven o clock.

"Mrs. Collins was born February 20, 1914 in Welch, West Virginia, the daughter of Phillip Sheridan Copley and Elizabeth Sammons Copley.

"She was a graduate of Moorehead State Teachers College, and was associated of Calvary Baptist Church and a former member of the Eastern Star. She retired as a schoolteacher.

"She is survived by one daughter: Sharon E. Collins of James Island, SC; one sister: Lillian C. Bragg of James Island, SC; two grandchildren: Cherrie Lynn Gray and Sean Phillip Collins.

"Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 942 Folly Road, James Island, SC 29412.

Arwood Hawkins

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Caretta; E.D. 24-15; taken on 17 Apr 1940;
Page 273A; Image 13 of 75; Household #116.
Listed as Arwood Hawkins; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, Joseph Hawkins.

Shirley Marlene Bandy

1. Web Site; submitted by Vernon Miller; 29 Nov 2016.
" Shirley Marlene Bandy Johnson
Birth 1935
War, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 26 Nov 2016 (aged 80–81)
Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA
Grandview Memory Gardens
Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA"

Additional Information Posted:
"Shirley Marlene Bandy Johnson, 81, of 628 Penland Rd., Laurens, South Carolina, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, SC.

"Born in War, WV, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Lillian Gilbert Bandy. A retired nurse, she was a member of Community Baptist Church in Clinton.

"She is survived by: Husband, Jack Lee Johnson; her children, Sharon Saunders and husband Larry of Lincolnton, NC, Rita Pauley and husband Edward of Laurens, and Judith Wadsworth and husband Chuck of Laurens; sisters, Betty Evans of VA and Louise Fuller of Laurens; 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild.

"In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by: sons, Michael and Terry Johnson; brothers, Jimmy and Jimmy Lee; sisters, Pauline, Phyllis, Susie, Bonnie, and Josephine.

"Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel, conducted by Rev. Chris Sullivan with burial in Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, VA on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 1pm.

"The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary immediately following the chapel service...."

Johnny Willard Kibbey

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1962); Page 465; WV Archives Web Site.
Johnny Willard Kibbey; age 22; born and living at English, WV; single; married on 24 Mar 1962 at
Yukon, WV; Lana Bonita Hale; age 19; born in Swords Creek, VA; single; living at Bartley, WV; with
consent of William E. and Iris Hale, parents of Lana Bonita Hale.
2. Fanning Funeral Home Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Johnny Kibbey, 78, of Welch WV, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018 at his residence. Born February 8, 1940, in English WV he was the son of the late John West and Bertha Viars Kibbey.
He was called into the ministry in 1957 at age of 17. He pastored Church of God in Christ (Trinity Assembly) at Bartley, English and Yukon Churches; He pastored in other Denominational Churches, the Church of the Living God at Yukon; PH Church at War, WV; and PH Church at Coalwood, WV; Church of God at Iaeger, WV and Hartwell, WV
His Evangelism Outreaches were in: Virginia, (Tidewater Area, Greenville, and Salem); West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana, and Maryland.

"He helped to bring the early work of the two churches into a Conference of Ministers, of the Trinity Assembly Conference. He founded the Trinity Christian Academy. He organized and founded the Word of Life Ministry – Outreaches in McDowell County, providing ministry through TV Evangelism, Radio Evangelism;

"He was a past member of Big Creek District Ministerial Association; the Pentecostal Fellowship of North America; In corporation with the PFNA, helped organize the County-wide Evangelistic Outreach Events, The Crusade for Christ—for several years.
His Evangelism Assignments were In Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Maryland; in tents, churches, storefront buildings, homes, schools, and brush arbors. Brother Kibbey participated in Civic Events, Social Events, Church Events, and Sports Events, and represented the ministry always with grace, humility and passion. Helped plant churches wherever revival was held, and enlargement of borders was an opportunity. He had gifts in songwriting and music: Two music recording projects; wrote many song lyrics with music. They were his joyful expressions to those who loved his preaching and teaching.

"Johnny Kibbey, was a pioneer in the Gospel, was like a modern-day Joshua in his leadership to the churches in bringing the church body forward into the things of God, teaching hearts and hands to war spiritual battles and win and move toward possession of the promised inheritances in God as a Church Body and as individuals. He was extremely fruitful in this assignment. Members and students who sat under this ministry have gone into all professions, doctors, lawyers, and ministers, and all those professions involved under these exemplary service gifts—i.e., teachers, nurses, media, business, government, arts, education and religion. Well done, Reverend Kibbey.

"Revelation 14:13
And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “so they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.”
Johnny Kibbey is at rest! His prophetic Words would be, “Get ready! Be about the Father’s Business – calling sinners to repentance.” His signature song was “Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down.”
With those who have gone before him, he leaves us with this message:

"Jesus Comforts His Disciples
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
John 14:1-3 NIV

"A special thanks to Amedisys Hospice of Bluefield for their kind and professional services.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, one son in law, Curtis Brown, one daughter, Lisa Renee Kibbey, three brothers, Franklin, Donald, and Larry Kibbey, one sister Vicki Murphy.
Survivors include, his wife Lana Kibbey, one daughter, Jennifer Brown, three sons, Jeffrey Kibbey (Amy), John Anthony Kibbey (Tanya Hodges), William Arthur Kibbey (Veronica), siblings, Eloise Whichard, Gloria Miller (David), Violet Walsh (Arlie), Delmer Kibbey (Sue), Leslie Kibbey (Gladys), six grandchildren, Ashley Boden, Brandon Brown, Matthew Brown, Hannah Kibbey, Isaac Kibbey, Zachary Kibbey, one great grandchild Mason Abram Brown.

"Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 11 A.M. from the English Trinity Assembly in English WV with Pastors, Charlie Dean Barker, Douglas Cooper, and Keith Meade officiating, Entombment will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield VA. Friends and Family will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch WV.

"Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the Kibbey Family."

Lana Bonita Hale

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1962); Page 465; WV Archives Web Site.
Johnny Willard Kibbey; age 22; born and living at English, WV; single; married on 24 Mar 1962 at
Yukon, WV; Lana Bonita Hale; age 19; born in Swords Creek, VA; single; living at Bartley, WV; with
consent of William E. and Iris Hale, parents of Lana Bonita Hale.