McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Della Marybell Lilly

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 99; WV Archives Web Site.
Harold Day Cottle; age 20 born in Summers Co, WV; living in Beckley, WV; married on 18 Jun 1928
at Madam Creek, WV; Della Mary Lilly; age 19; born in Summers Co, WV; living at Beckley, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 21 Jan 2015.
Della Cottle LeGrand; born in 1909; died in 1981; buried here; double headstone photo shown with first? husband,
Harold D. Cottle; "OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN"; "AT REST WITH GOD".


Harry Anderson Leffew

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #10220; WV Archives Web Site.
Harry Anderson Leffew; age 45; born 19 Dec 1911 in Twin Branch, WV; married; foreman for
coal company; living at Caretta; son of James and Lillie (Roope) Leffew; died 6 Aug 1955 at
Caretta, WV; due to coronary thrombosis; buried 8 Aug 1955 in Iaeger Memorial; informant,
Mary Leffew.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 9 Mar 2014.
Harry Anderson Leffew; born 19 Dec 1910 (sic? 1911?); died 6 Aug 1955; buried here; double headstone
photo shown with wife Mary L. Meador Leffew.; death certificate posted; "IN LOVING MEMORY".


Mary Lou Meador

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 9 Mar 2014.
Mary Lou Meador Lefew; born 14 Sep 1914; died 3 Mar 1999; buried here; double headstone photo
shown with husband, Harry Anderson Leffew; "IN LOVING MEMORY".


Deon Lester

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #86-033577; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Deon Lester; age 22; born 31 May 1964 in IL; single; 4 yrs college; this was his first marriage;
living at Box 1, Iaeger, WV; son of Audra Demis and Kathleen Freada (Murphy) Lester; married
on 18 Jul 1986 in Buchanan Co, VA; Paula Jean Stone; age 18; born 13 Mar 1968 in WV; 12th
grade education; this was her first marriage; living at Rt 2, Box 50, Iaeger, WV; daughter of
Ralph and Sandra Sue (Rose) Stone, Jr.


Paula Jean Stone

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #86-033577; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Deon Lester; age 22; born 31 May 1964 in IL; single; 4 yrs college; this was his first marriage;
living at Box 1, Iaeger, WV; son of Audra Demis and Kathleen Freada (Murphy) Lester; married
on 18 Jul 1986 in Buchanan Co, VA; Paula Jean Stone; age 18; born 13 Mar 1968 in WV; 12th
grade education; this was her first marriage; living at Rt 2, Box 50, Iaeger, WV; daughter of
Ralph and Sandra Sue (Rose) Stone, Jr.


Jather Lemon

1. 1920 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch, WV; taken on 15 Jan 1920;
Page 115B; Image 16 of 65; Family #117/143.
Listed as Jather Lemons; age 21; born in VA; single; black; coal miner; boarder; in household
of John Davis.


Edward Homer Lemon

1. US World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Edward Lemons
Birth Year: 1920
Race: Negro, citizen (Black)
Nativity State or Country: Virginia
State of Residence: West Virginia
County or City: Mc Dowell

Enlistment Date: 2 Jun 1941
Enlistment State: West Virginia
Enlistment City: Huntington
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: 1 year of high school
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled routemen
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 67
Weight: 172"
2. Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Edward Homer Lemons
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: May, 1920
Birth Place: Floyd, Virginia
Death Date: 5 Jun 1951
Death Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
Death Age: 31
File Number: 427165
Father: Jather Lemons
Mother: Etta Beaver "
3. US Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Edward Lemons; born 29 May 1920; enlisted 2 Jun 1941; Serial # 35 206 680; 4015th Quartermaster
Truck Co; discharged 11 Dec 1945; Christian; flat marble marker; died 5 Jun 1951; ship to Samuel M.
Dickerson, Post 171; Jack C. Moss Adj, War, WV; Roderfield Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; signed by
Raymond Gray, 20 Aug 1951, Excelsior, WV.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 30 Dec 2013.
Edwards Lemons; born 9 (sic, 29) May 1920; died 5 Jun 1951; buried here; grave marker photo shown; "WEST
VIRGINIA * TEC 5 4015 QM TRUCK CO * WORLD WAR II".


Gleason Douglas Bowles

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 57; WV Archives Web Site.
Gleason Douglas Bowles; age 21; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single; married on 3 Nov 1949
at Iaeger, WV; Thelma Farris Beavers; age 21; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #73-041618; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Gleason Douglas Bowles; age 45; born 3 Sep 1928 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; 8th
grade education; living at Box 385, Iaeger, WV; son of Luther Graham and Eula (Blankenship)
Bowles; married on 14 Sep 1973 in Grundy, VA; Darlene Sue beavers; age 24; born 1 Jul 1949 in
WV; single; this is her 1st marriage; 4 yrs HS education; living at Iaeger, WV; daughter of _____ and
Thelma Ferris Beavers.
3. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Gleason Douglas Bowles, 91, of Mile Branch passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020 at his residence.

"Gleason was born September 3, 1928 in Wilmore, WV, a son of the late Luther Graham and Eula Blankenship Bowles. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII, a coal miner for 39 years, and the last surviving member of his original family. Gleason was an avid hunter and loved to be out in the mountains with his lifelong hunting buddy, Leonard Shirley; he was a member of the Two Rivers Conservation Club. Gleason loved four wheeling, singing and playing his guitar, sitting on his front porch swing, a good coon dog, and the many sweet treats from the ladies who spoiled him. Gleason was a member of the Mile Branch Church of the Living God; serving the Lord was his greatest joy and he wanted everybody to go to Heaven with him. Gleason’s best saying was “There are no bad days, just good days and better days.”

"In addition to his parents Gleason was preceded in death by three sons, Mickey, Gerald, and Joey Bowles; two daughters, Marietha Bowles and Lynn Lowe; three brothers, Jessie, Jasper, and Cyres Bowles; and five sisters, Audrey Bowles, Myrtle Babe Fraley, Thelma Doll Walker, Annie Bowles and Ethel Clemmons..

"Survivors include his loving wife Darlene Bowles of the home; children, Rhonda Poirier of Statesville, NC, Donna Holton of Mt. Airy, NC, Connie Lowe and husband Gary of Iaeger, Phillip Bowles and wife Kimberly of Statesville, NC and Wendy Martin and husband Michael of Olin, NC; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two special nephews, Jacob and Ronnie Bowles; the mother of eight of his children, Thelma Blankenship; numerous other children who fondly referred to him as Uncle, Pa, and Mayor; and a host of additional family and friends.

"The family would like to thank Hospice Compassus for all their care.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 17, 2020 at 1 o’clock with Reverend Danny Bowles and Reverend John Wheeler officiating at the Mile Branch Church of the Living God parking lot in Mile Branch. Burial will follow in the Bowles Cemetery at Mile Branch where military graveside rites will be conducted by the VFW post #1144.

"Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

"In following the CDC guide lines we ask that social distancing be observed.

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

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


Thelma Farris Beavers

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 57; WV Archives Web Site.
Gleason Douglas Bowles; age 21; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single; married on 3 Nov 1949
at Iaeger, WV; Thelma Farris Beavers; age 21; born and living at Iaeger, WV; single.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #71 007608; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William Ray Lee; age 53; born 24 Jun 1917 in AL; divorced; this was his second marriage; living at
Iaeger, WV; son of James Fred and Elizabeth Ada (Manshardt) Lee; married on 19 Mar 1971 in Grundy,
VA; Thelma Farris Bowles; age 37; born 21 Aug 1933 in WV; divorced; this was her second marriage;
living at Iaeger, WV; daughter of John and Sara (Lester) Beavers.


Lacy Ed Lester

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; E.D. 55-3; taken on 9/10 May 1940; page 81B;
Image 76 of 96; Household #628.
Listed as Lake Lester; age 8; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; adopted son of William F. Lester.
(Believe this may be Lacy Ed Lester)
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 18; WV Archives Web Site.
Lacy Ed Lester; age 21; born in Bud, WV; single; living at Marianna, WV; son of Ralph
Bogle and Rebecca Lester; married on 12 Apr 1952 at Mullens, WV; Mary Iva Cook;
age 17; born and living at Windom, WV; single; daughter of A. Elmer and Addie Cook.


Mary Iva Cook

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 18; WV Archives Web Site.
Lacy Ed Lester; age 21; born in Bud, WV; single; living at Marianna, WV; son of Ralph
Bogle and Rebecca Lester; married on 12 Apr 1952 at Mullens, WV; Mary Iva Cook;
age 17; born and living at Windom, WV; single; daughter of A. Elmer and Addie Cook.


Donna Sue Hite

1. Stafford Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Donna Sue Hite, 47, of Federal Way, WA passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Tacoma General
Hospital, Tacoma, WA. She was born on January 7, 1969 in Mullens, WV a daughter of the late James
Andrew and Norma Mae Salyers Hite, Jr. She is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include a niece
Jessica Fields of Federal Way, WA; a sister Judy Karen (Jerry) Sammons of Skin Fork; a brother Jimmie
Archie (Teresa) Hite of Pineville; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held
at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 23, 2016 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with
Rev. Silas Mullins, Jr. officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends
may gather with the family from noon until time of service on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the funeral
home..."