McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Frank Virgil Parks

1. Evans-Calfee Funeral Service; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Frank Virgil “Sonny” Parks, 75, of Pineville, passed away Monday January 2, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. Born October 26, 1941 he was the son of the late Frank and Bessie Cummings Parks.

"Frank was ordained as a minister on August 29, 1993 at the Spruce Knob Missionary Baptist Church where he served as pastor. He proudly served his country in the Air Force from 1961-1965.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Gaye and his sister, Patty Raynes and her husband Gail and a host of family and friends.

"A memorial Service will be held Friday January 6, 2016 at 1pm at the Pineville Southern Baptist Church with the Rev. Dewight Stafford officiating.


James Franklin Parks

1. 1900 Census, Anderson Co, TN; District 13; taken 20 Jun 1900; Page 182A; Image 48 of 54;
Family #479/490.
Listed as James F. Parks; age 5; born in Sep 1894 in TN; in household of father, William L. Parks.
2. 1910 Census, Anderson Co, TN; District 12; taken 15 Apr 1910; Page 150B; Image 22 of 30;
Family #177/183.
Listed as Franklin Parks; age 16; born in TN; in household of father, William L. Parks.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1916); Page 213; WV Archives Web Site.
Frank Parks; age 22; born in Anderson Co, TN; single; miner; living at Davy, WV; son of William and
Ollie; married on 17 Jun 1916 in Davy, WV; Bessie Cummings; age 18; born in Morgan Co, TN;
single; daughter of William and Mary.


Bessie Cummings

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1916); Page 213; WV Archives Web Site.
Frank Parks; age 22; born in Anderson Co, TN; single; miner; living at Davy, WV; son of William and
Ollie; married on 17 Jun 1916 in Davy, WV; Bessie Cummings; age 18; born in Morgan Co, TN;
single; daughter of William and Mary.


Michael Ray Hall

1. Evans-Calfee Funeral Service; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Michael Ray Hall, 49, of Conover, NC, formerly of Pineville, passed away Saturday January 28, 2017.

"Born December 22, 1967, he was the son of the late Vernel and Ruth Stanley Hall.

Michael was preceded in death by two brothers, Frankie Stanley and Eddie Graley; sister, Carolyn Marrs; niece, Anita Graley; nephew, Eugene Hall; step brothers, Malcom and James Hall; and his grandparents.

"Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Erin LeAnn Hall and her husband Tommy; step daughter, Alexus Owens; sisters, Debra Graley and Patricia Bailey; brothers, Eugene Hall and his wife Sandy and Robert Hall and his wife Regina; step brother, Buddy Hall and his wife Helen; two grandsons and two granddaughters; several nieces and nephews; and longtime friends, Jerry and Debbie Knipe and Charles and Anita Greene.

"A memorial Service will be held at a later date.


Robert McCray

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1897); Page 581; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert McCray; age 24; born in Montgomery Co, VA; single; laborer; living in McDowell Co, WV;
son of Caesar and Jane; was issued a license to marry on 28 Dec 1897 in McDowell Co, WV;
Mariah Jackson; age 18; born in Pulaski Co, VA; single; living in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of
John and Fannie. (No return by a minister).


Mariah Jackson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1897); Page 581; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert McCray; age 24; born in Montgomery Co, VA; single; laborer; living in McDowell Co, WV;
son of Caesar and Jane; was issued a license to marry on 28 Dec 1897 in McDowell Co, WV;
Mariah Jackson; age 18; born in Pulaski Co, VA; single; living in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of
John and Fannie. (No return by a minister).
2. Kanawha Co, WV; Death Certificate #8151; WV Archives Web Site.
Mrs. mariah McCray; age 77; born 25 Jun 1877 in Pulaski Co, VA; widow; housewife; Negro; living at
2083 Oakridge Drive, Charleston, WV; daughter of James (sic, John) and Mariah (sic, Fannie) Jackson;
died 17 Jul 1954 in Charleston, WV; due to coronary thrombosis; buried 20 Jul 1954 in Roderfield
Cemetery, Welch (sic); informant, Mrs. William Anderson, daughter.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 28 Dec 2013.
Mariah McCray; born 14 May 1876; died 17 Jul 1954; buried here; grave marker photo shown; "MOTHER".


Herbert Fred Cook

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken on 2 May 1930; Page 147A; Image 7 of
40; Family #38/40.
Listed as Herbert Cook; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, Fred H. Cook.
2. 1940 Census; Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; E.D. 5-6; taken on 27 Apr 1940; Page 123A;
Image 27 of 64; Household #235.
Listed as Herbert Cook; age 11; born in WV; 4th grade education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Fred H. Cook.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 362; WV Archives Web Site.
Herbert Cook; age 20; born and living at Rockview, WV; single; son of Fred H. and Faye Cook;
married on 9 Oct 1948 at Pineville, WV; Betty Lou Lambert; age 17; born and living at Ravencliff,
WV; single; daughter of Dallas and Gladys Lambert.
3. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Herbert Fred Cook, 88, of Kopperston, WV went peacefully to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 4,
2017 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV following a short illness. He was born November 1, 1928 in
Rockview, WV, a son of the late Fred H. and Faye Mullens Cook. Herbert was a beloved husband, father,
grandfather, uncle and friend. His kindness, loyalty and goodness drew people to him. He was a man of
great Christian Faith and exhibited unyielding love for his Savior. Herbert's love for his wife and family
revealed his amazing character. He was truly loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Herbert was
a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA, a US Navy Veteran and a member of the Toneda Baptist
Church in Kopperston, WV. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Cletis Stewart and
a brother "Little" Roger Cook. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 68 years Betty; his
daughter Beverly Fleenor and husband Carl "Tuffy" of Kopperston; his son Tommy Cook and wife Janet of
Titusville, FL; five grandchildren Anessia Thomas and husband Richard of Chesapeake, VA, Brandon Fleenor
and wife Kristy of Clear Fork, Chris Fleenor and wife Mandy of Glen Allen, VA, Thomas Cook and wife
Jennifer of Titusville, FL, and April Brown and husband Calvin of Titusville, FL; ten great grandchildren
Alysson and Jaeden Fleenor, Ian and Parker Thomas, Mandolin and Stone Fleenor, Peyton, Avery and Brinley
Cook, and Hayden Brown; two brothers Billy Joe (Janice) Cook of Pineville and Selby (Beatrice) Cook of
Pineville; five sisters Delmia Rainwater of TX, Reva (Don) McMillon of OH, Sonja (Jack) Brewer of TX, Janie
Williams of TX and Trilla (Edsell) Cook of TX; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service
will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday January 10, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home with
Minister Johnny Maynard officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. ..."


Betty Lou Lambert

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 362; WV Archives Web Site.
Herbert Cook; age 20; born and living at Rockview, WV; single; son of Fred H. and Faye Cook;
married on 9 Oct 1948 at Pineville, WV; Betty Lou Lambert; age 17; born and living at Ravencliff,
WV; single; daughter of Dallas and Gladys Lambert.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Betty Lou Cook, 88, of Kopperston, WV, went peacefully to be with Jesus on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Crestwood
House Residential Assisted Living in Titusville, FL. Born July 27, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Dallas
Lambert and Gladys Paynter (sic?, Maynor?) Lambert. Betty was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt,
and friend to all. She was a follower of Jesus and exuded His love with great grace and dignity. Betty’s smile lit
up the room, and her kindness was a gift that she gave to all that she came into contact with. Her love for her
family was strong and true. She will be missed by all that knew her. Betty was a member of the Toneda
Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69
years, Herbert F. Cook, a brother, Jimmy Dale Lambert, four sisters, Dreama Pavilak, Dorothy Tilley, Bobby
Gentry, Kay McGraw, and a son-in-law, Carl E. “Tuffy” Fleenor, Jr. Those left to cherish her memory are a
daughter Beverly Fleenor of Kopperston; a son Tom (Janet) Cook of Titusville, FL. Grandchildren Anessia (Rich)
Thomas of Chesapeake, VA; Brandon (Kristy) Fleenor of Clear Fork, WV; Chris (Mandy) Fleenor of Glen Allen, VA;
Thomas (Jennifer) Cook of Titusville, FL; and April (Calvin) Brown of Titusville, FL. Ten great-grandchildren Aly
Fleenor, Jaeden Fleenor, Ian Thomas, Parker Thomas, Mandolin Fleenor, Stone Fleenor, Peyton Cook, Avery Cook,
Brinley Cook, and Hayden Brown; and a host of other loving family and friends. Graveside services will be held on
Wednesday, May 6th at the Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny, WV with Pastor Johnny Maynard
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Marshall L. Reed

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Marshall L. Reed, 42, of Hanover, WV departed this life on January 14, 2017 in Logan Regional Medical
Center, due to a bacterial infection and pneumonia. He was born on October 31, 1974 in Logan, WV, a son of
Berlin Reed of Hanover and the late Linda Smith Reed. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with
his son and very best friend Melvin Hunt. In addition to his mother he is preceded death by his grandmother
Barbara "Poochie" Tomblin and a brother Newsome Dwain Reed. Survivors also include his wife Jamie
Saylor, sons Berlin Nathanial Reed of the home and James Wyth Saylor and wife Danielle of Justice;
grandchildren Gage Matthew Isenhart, Alexis Grace Saylor and Aaron James Saylor all of Justice; a brother
Bert Reed and wife Cindy of Archdale, NC; three sisters Glenna Renee Wood of Bushnell, FL, Melody Ann
Smith and Sam Shrewsbury of Barkers Ridge and Patty M. Reed and June Bug McClellan of Logan; a special
sister-in-law Heather Heidi Vance of Hanover; special nieces and nephews Radford Smith and Katlyn Smith
of Skin Fork, Jessica Smith and Mike Matthew of Barkers Ridge, Paige Vance and Raylee Vance both of
Hanover; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at noon on Thursday
January 19, 2017 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, with Rev. Dennis Lester officiating. He will
be laid to rest in the Paris Lester Cemetery, Ikes Fork, WV..."


William Gray McCoy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 290; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web
Site.William Gray McCoy; age 18; born 18 May 1946 at Welch, WV; single; living at Roderfield, WV;
son of John and Mildred (Dakin) McCoy; married on 8 Mar 1965 at Premier, WV; Judy Ann Riggs;
age 16; born 25 May 1948 at Premier, WV; single; living at Roderfield, WV; daughter of Winifred and
Catherine (Walker) Riggs; with consent of Mrs. Mildred Gray McCoy, parents divorced and mother
has custody; and Cather and Winifred Riggs, parents of Judy Ann Riggs.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 16 Dec 2013.
William Gray McCoy; born 18 May 1946; died 12 Apr 2005; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Judy Ann Riggs

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 290; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
William Gray McCoy; age 18; born 18 May 1946 at Welch, WV; single; living at Roderfield, WV; son of
John and Mildred (Dakin) McCoy; married on 8 Mar 1965 at Premier, WV; Judy Ann Riggs; age 16;
born 25 May 1948 at Premier, WV; single; living at Roderfield, WV; daughter of Winifred and Catherine
(Walker) Riggs; with consent of Mrs. Mildred Gray McCoy, parents divorced and mother has custody;
and Cather and Winifred Riggs, parents of Judy Ann Riggs.