McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Andrew Roscoe "Crow" Bailey

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Rock Lick District, taken on 28 Jun 1900, Page 287B, Family #413.
Listed as Crow Bailey, age 11, born in VA in May 1889, in household of father, Lewis Bailey.
2. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Pahe 166; WV Archives Website.
A.R. Bailey; age 27; born in Logan Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Alnwick, WV; son of Lewis and
Susan Bailey; married on 2 Sep 1915 in Alnwick, WV; Elizabeth Blankenship; age 22; born in Mingo
Co, WV; single; daughter of Amos and Malinda Blankenship.


Elizabeth Blankenship

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Pahe 166; WV Archives Website.
A.R. Bailey; age 27; born in Logan Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Alnwick, WV; son of Lewis and
Susan Bailey; married on 2 Sep 1915 in Alnwick, WV; Elizabeth Blankenship; age 22; born in Mingo
Co, WV; single; daughter of Amos and Malinda Blankenship.


James Albert Pruitt

1. Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Jas. A. Pruitt
Gender: Male
Age: 19
Birth Date: 1885
Marriage Date: 04 Jun 1904
Marriage Place: Tazewell Co., Virginia
Father:
Jas. H.
Mother:
Louisa
Spouse:
Josie A. Smith
FHL Film Number: 34214
Reference ID: P 165 L 92"
2. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #4398; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Website.
James Albert Pruitt; age 33; born 22 Jul 1885; living at War, WV; miner for Poca Domestic Coal Co
in War, WV; nearest relative, Josie Pruitt, wife, War, WV; tall with medium build; blue eyes and dark
hair.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken 4/5 Feb 1920; Page 227A;
Family #236/238.
Listed as James A. Pruitt; age 34; born in VA; married; farmer; head of household.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 30 Apr 1930; Page 220B;
Family #313/314.
Listed as James A. Pruit; age 42; born in VA; married at 18; coal miner; head of household.
5. 1940 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Jewell Ridge; E.D. 93-19; taken 1 May 1940;
Page 439B; Household #297.
Listed as James A. Pruitt; age 52; born in VA; married; no education; lived in Excelsior, WV on 1 Apr
1935; coal miner; head of household.
6. Buchanan Co, VA; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-1107; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Website.
James Albert Pruitt; age 56; born 22 Jul 1885 in Tazewell, VA; living at Grimsleysville, Buchanan Co,
VA; employed by Carter Coal Co, at Caretta, WV; name of person who will always know address,
Nannie Pruitt, Grimsleysville, VA; 5' 11" tall;172 lbs; blue eyes, brown hair; dark complexion.
7. Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: James A Pruitt
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 89
Birth Date: 22 Jul 1885
Birth Place: Virginia
Residence: Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA
Death Date: 21 Mar 1975
Death Place: Lindale, Smith, Texas, USA
Father: Joseph Pruitt
Mother: Lueasy Smith
Certificate Number: 30977 "


Nannie J. Vance

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 30 Apr 1930; Page 220B;
Family #313/314.
Listed as Nannie Pruit; age 35; born in WV; married at 13; in household of husband, James A. Pruitt.
2. 1940 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; Jewell Ridge; E.D. 93-19; taken 1 May 1940;
Page 439B; Household #297.
Listed as Nannie Pruitt; age 41; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in Excelsior, WV on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, James A. Pruitt.


Columbus Landon "Yocko" Serra

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #4934; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Columbus Serra; age 20; born in Bradshaw, WV; single; water works attendent; living at Bradshaw,
WV; son of Angelo and Cora (Hunt) Serra; married on 27 Feb 1957 in Lebanon, VA; Willa Netotea;
age 19; born in Whitman, WV; single; living at Raysal, WV; daughter of John and Ruth (Baldwin)
Netotea.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #75-015976; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Columbus Landon Serra; age 39; born 1 Mar 1936 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; 4 yrs
HS education; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of Angelo and Cora (Hunt) Serra; married on 3 May 1975
in Grundy, VA; Peggy Ann Mullins; age 18; born 6 Jun 1956 in WV; single; this is her 1st marriage; 4
yrs HS education; living at Jolo, WV; daughter of Raymond and Betty (Graham) Mullins.
3. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #87-009083; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Columbus Landon Serra; age 50; born 1 Mar 1936 in WV; divorced; this is his 3rd marriage; last
marriage ended 26 Aug 1986; 12th grade education; living at Box 189, Bradshaw, WV; son of
Alexander and Cora Lee (Hunt) Serra; married on 14 Mar 1987 in Buchanan Co, VA; Juanita
Christian; maiden name Sparks; born 15 Jan 1949 in WV; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; last
marriage ended 14 Ag 1984; 12th grade education; living at Box 844, Bradshaw, WV; daughter of
William J. and Offie Mae (Pruitt) Sparks.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Columbus Landon Serra
[Columbus L Serra]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1936
Birth Place: Bradshaw Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: Feb 1992
Father: Angelo Serra
Mother: Cora Hunt
SSN: 236487045
Notes: Apr 1950: Name listed as COLUMBUS LANDON SERRA; 12 Sep 1992: Name listed as COLUMBUS L SERRA"
5. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Columbus Serra
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1936
Death Date: 22 Feb 1992
Cause of Death: Natural
SSN: 236487045
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 10 Jan 1962
Release Date 1: 11 Nov 1969"
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 19 Jul 2018.
"Columbus L. “Yocko” Serra
Birth 1 ??? 1936
Death 22 Feb 1992 (aged 55–56)
Burial
Tom Sparks Cemetery
Paynesville, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"

Inscription: SSGT, US Army, Vietnam
7. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Alexandra and Cora Serra,
Miner"; Article; Page 237; submitted by Sis Serra, PO Box 189, Bradshaw, WV 24817.


Peggy Ann Mullins

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #75-015976; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Columbus Landon Serra; age 39; born 1 Mar 1936 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; 4 yrs
HS education; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of Angelo and Cora (Hunt) Serra; married on 3 May 1975
in Grundy, VA; Peggy Ann Mullins; age 18; born 6 Jun 1956 in WV; single; this is her 1st marriage; 4
yrs HS education; living at Jolo, WV; daughter of Raymond and Betty (Graham) Mullins.


Katherine Kennedy

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Katherine answered the Lord’s call home on, Tuesday, March 10, 2020.Born in Horse Creek, WV on October 4, 1937, Katherine was the daughter of late George and Essie Kennedy.In addition to her parents,

"Katherine was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years Frank Lockhart, brothers, Wayne Kennedy, Dave Kennedy, and Arnold Kennedy, and son-in-law Lawrence Gordon.

"Katherine is survived by husband Albert Blevins of Princeton, WV; 4 daughters, Kathy Cook (Doug)of Bluewell, WV, Karen Rister (Tim) of Flatwoods, Louisiana, Peggy Bates of Nevada, and Julia Gordon of Las Vegas, NV; a son, Jim Lockhart (Julie) of Princeton, WV; two step daughters, Ruth Roberts of Indiana, and Janet Adenauer of Chesterfield, VA; two brothers, Bob Kennedy (Jane) of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Donald Kennedy of Las Vegas, NV; two sisters-in-law, Wanda Kennedy of Blacklick, OH and Carol Kennedy of Athens, WV. She leaves behind ten grandchildren, Catherine Raines (David) of Livingston, TX, Cheryl Cook Cline of Princeton, WV; Laura Castillo (Alex) of San Antonio, TX, Amanda Cook of Bluewell, WV, Andrew Bates of California, Bryan Bates (Sophie) of Denver, CO, Destine Horne (Bill) of Tazewell, VA, Leah Gordon Taylor (Hakeem) of Las Vegas, NV, Jarrod Gordon of Las Vegas, NV, and Nathan Lockhart of Princeton, WV. She also, leaves behind 14 great grandchildren, Kody Raines, and Kassie Raines both of Livingston, TX, Rachel Cline, and twins Wyatt and Brady Cline all of Princeton, WV, Eric Bates of Las Vegas, NV, Donovan Castillo, and Myla Castillo both of San Antonio, TX, Arianna Hodges, Ayden England, Jaxton Horne and Cheyenne Horne all of Tazewell, VA, Illy`onna Taylor, HJ Taylor and son-to-be London Taylor all of Las Vegas, NC and Blake Bates of Denver, CO.

"Katherine was a very classy lady. She was a long-time devoted Christian. She and her late husband, Frank played guitars and sang together in many churches over the past years. She thoroughly enjoyed playing her guitar and singing with others gathered around. She was a member of the Church of the Living God and she faithfully served the Lord since she was 18 years old.

"Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 1 o’clock with Reverend Clinton Jackson and Reverend Rusty Mullins officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in the Andy Kennedy Cemetery on Horse Creek, WV. Doug Cook, Wyatt Cline, Brady Cline, Bill Horne, Tim Rister and David Ratliff will serve as pallbearers.

"Friends may visit with the family Sunday, March 15, 2020, from 11 a.m. until the time of services at 1p.m. at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV.

"Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family.

"Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com."


Shirley Ann Lester

1. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Shirley Ann Lester Ellis, 66, of Oceana, passed away peacefully Thursday December 17, 2020 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. Born July 15, 1954 in Beckley she was the daughter of the late Guy and Lorine Fisher Ellis.

"Shirley attended Clearfork Valley Baptist Church where she enjoyed attending the Women’s Mission Society and helping with Vacation Bible School. She also attended the The Well church. Shirley worked for Goodson’s Supermarket in Oceana for thirty-three years. In her spare time, she was an Avon representative. She loved helping people.

"In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Brenda and Sandra Lester.

"Those left to cherish her memory are her son Nathan Lester of Oceana; sister, Patsy Miller and her husband Boe of Kopperston; three brothers, J.C. Lester and his wife Marlena of Oceana, Larry Lester of Beckley and Bernard Lester of Lynco."