Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Roy Kennedy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 493; WV Archives Web Site.
Roy Kennedy; age 19; born and living at Jolo, WV; single; married on 3 Jan 1953 at Jolo,
WV; Josephine Blakley; age 17; born in Caretta; single; living at Jolo, WV; with consent of
Elmer and Nora kennedy, parents of Roy Kennedy and John and Virgi Blakley, parents of
Jospehine Blakley.


Caroline Josephine Blakely

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 493; WV Archives Web Site.
Roy Kennedy; age 19; born and living at Jolo, WV; single; married on 3 Jan 1953 at Jolo,
WV; Josephine Blakley; age 17; born in Caretta; single; living at Jolo, WV; with consent of
Elmer and Nora kennedy, parents of Roy Kennedy and John and Virgi Blakley, parents of
Jospehine Blakley.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Caroline Josephine Kennedy, 83, of English, WV, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, WV, following a short illness.

"Caroline was born June 19, 1935, in War, WV, a daughter of the late John and Virgie Hicks Blakley.

"In addition to her parents Caroline was preceded in death by her husband Roy Kennedy, three daughters, Sheila Gay, Serita Kay and Hope Marie Kennedy; one son Roy Ellis Kennedy; one grandson Paul Ellis Brown; one granddaughter, Rebeka Wood; one great granddaughter, Audrea Wood; two sons in law, Paul Eulan Brown and Donald Wood Sr.; sister Stella Simpkson ; two brothers, Lessie Blakley and Hershel Blakley and her father and mother in law, Elmer and Nora Kennedy.

"Survivors include five daughters Rosetta Kennedy and husband James (Leggs) of English, WV, Patricia Cooper and husband Ronnie of Yukon, WV, Ellen Brown of English, WV, Joyce Wood of Cromwell, IN, Hope Kennedy and companion Preston Keene of English, WV, three sons, Donnie Kennedy of English, WV, Roy Leon Kennedy of North Carolina, and Manuel Adams and companion Tina Roberts of Cromwell, IN; seven grandchildren, Ellen Brown of English, WV, Melissa Cavins and husband Everett of South Carolina, Tasha Davis and husband Donald of Caretta, Wood Woody Jr. of English, WV, Timothy Wood of English, WV, Donald Wood, Jr. of Cromwell, IN, Roy James Kennedy and wife Myia of Kentucky, five great grandchildren, Shane Kennedy of Caretta, Michael Brown of English, Jaxon Cavins, and Sophie Cavins both of South Carolina and Catilana Kennedy of Kentucky.; six sisters, Sioda Kobski of Tazewell, VA, Lorene Mounts and husband Burton of Tazewell, VA, Bertha Phillips of War Cove, WV, Teresa Peak of Virginia, Sally Blakley of Virginia, and Linda Blakley of North Carolina; two brothers Bobby Blakley and wife Caroline of Matinville, VA and Johnny Blakley of Virginia; two best friends, Charlotte Kennedy of English, and Debbie King of War, WV.

"Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 1 o’clock with Reverend Melvin Muncy and Wilmer Muncy officiating at the Jesus Church of Bartley in Bartley, WV. Burial will follow in the Kennedy Cemetery at Bug Hurley Hollow near Jolo, WV. Serving as pallbearers will be Eddie Blakley, Mark Crabtree, Jerry Keene, Donald Davis, Shane Kennedy, Wayne Crigger, James Crigger, Mark Thompson, James (Leggs) Kennedy, .

"Friends may visit with the family Friday evening, June 22, 2018 after 6 p.m. at the Jesus Church of Bartley in Bartley, WV.

"Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com "
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site.
" Caroline Josephine Blakley Kennedy
Birth 19 Jun 1935
War, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 19 Jun 2018 (aged 83)
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Kennedy Cemetery
Jolo, McDowell County, West Virginia"


Roy Ellis Kennedy

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site.
" Roy Ellis Kennedy
Birth 1957
West Virginia, USA
Death 1958 (aged 0–1)
West Virginia, USA
Burial
Kennedy Cemetery
Jolo, McDowell County, West Virginia"


Sarita Kay Kennedy

1. McDowell Co, WV; death Certificate #'65 003691; WV Archives Web Site.
Sarita Kay Kennedy; age 23 days; born 1 Feb 1965 in Welch, WV; daughter of Roy and Josephine
(Blakeley) Kennedy; living at English, WV; died 23 Feb 1965 in Welch Emergency Hospital, Welch,
WV; due to broncho pneumonia, buried 24 Feb 1965 in Kennedy Cemetery, Jolo, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site.
" Sarita Kay Kennedy
Birth 1 Feb 1965
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 23 Feb 1965 (aged 22 days)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Kennedy Cemetery
Jolo, McDowell County, West Virginia"


Ralph David Adams

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #72 048211; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ralph David Adams; age 18; born 8 Oct 1954 in WV; single; 1 yr HS education; living at
Box 196A, North Tazewell, WV; son of manuel Leonard and Mary (Blankenship) Adams;
married on 18 Nov 1972 in Grundy, VA; Joyce Ann Kennedy; age 18; born 6 Nov 1954 in
WV; single; living at Box 297, English, WV; 8th grade education; daughter of Roy and
Caroline Josephine (Blakley) Kennedy.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ralph David Adams
[Ralph Adams]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 8 Oct 1954
Birth Place: Welch, West Virginia
Death Date: Oct 1976
SSN: 236865398
Notes: Feb 1969: Name listed as RALPH DAVID ADAMS;
05 Jan 1988: Name listed as RALPH ADAMS"


Joyce Ann Kennedy

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #72 048211; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ralph David Adams; age 18; born 8 Oct 1954 in WV; single; 1 yr HS education; living at
Box 196A, North Tazewell, WV; son of manuel Leonard and Mary (Blankenship) Adams;
married on 18 Nov 1972 in Grundy, VA; Joyce Ann Kennedy; age 18; born 6 Nov 1954 in
WV; single; living at Box 297, English, WV; 8th grade education; daughter of Roy and
Caroline Josephine (Blakley) Kennedy.


Emmett Baker

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #19050; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Emmett Baker; age 49; born 7 Jul 1929 in WV; divorced; this is his 4th marriage; last marriage ended
in 1972; 3rd grade education; living at box 562, War, WV; son of John Henry and Mellie (Brewer)
Baker; married on 30 Mar 1979 in Grundy, VA; Loraine Lester; maiden name Stacy; age 28; born 24
Oct 1950 in WV; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; first marriage ended 15 Dec 1975; 8th grade
education; living at General Delivery, English, WV; daughter of Burl and Sitha (Lester) Stacy.


Loraine Stacy

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #65-023413; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Elwood Lester; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV; singe; no previous marriage; laborer; living at
Paynesville, WV; son of Lloyd and Cynthia (Lester) Lester; married on 23 Jul 1965 in Grundy, VA;
Loraine Stacy; age 14; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; no previous marriage; living at Paynesville,
WV; daughter of Burl and Sitha (Lester) Stacy.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #19050; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Emmett Baker; age 49; born 7 Jul 1929 in WV; divorced; this is his 4th marriage; last marriage
ended in 1972; 3rd grade education; living at box 562, War, WV; son of John Henry and Mellie
(Brewer) Baker; married on 30 Mar 1979 in Grundy, VA; Loraine Lester; maiden name Stacy; age 28;
born 24 Oct 1950 in WV; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; first marriage ended 15 Dec 1975; 8th
grade education; living at General Delivery, English, WV; daughter of Burl and Sitha (Lester) Stacy.
3. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Loraine Baker Justus
Also Known As Lorraine B Justus
2nd Also Known As Name Loraine Baker
Residence Date 31 Dec 1996
Residence Place English, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 24 Oct 1950
Address English, West Virginia 24892
Address Date 31 Dec 1996
2nd Address Mooresville, North Carolina 28115
2nd Address Date 01 Jul 1996-01 Oct 1996
3rd Address English, West Virginia 24892
3rd Address Date 01 Nov 1995-01 Feb 2000
Possible Relatives Elza L Justus, Emmitte Rogers Baker, Kenneth Baker
Record Number 304444574"
4. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted obit.
"Loraine Justus 69, of Bartley, WV passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 in Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton, WV.

"Loraine was born October 24, 1950 in Paynesville, WV a daughter of the late Burl and Sitha Lester Stacy.

" In addition to her parents Loraine was preceded in death by one son, Roy Lester; four grandchildren, Brittany Lester, Victoria Hunley, Brookie Hunley, and Benjamin Barr; one great grandchild, Audrey Hunley and one brother, Terry Stacy.

"Survivors include her husband, Elza Justus of the home; nine children, Charlotte Kennedy of English, Lloyd Lester and wife Virgie of Estep Ridge, Lahoma Lester of Lerona, Walter Lester and wife Lynn of Bartley, Emmette Baker of Squire , Kenneth Baker and wife Sarah of Squire, Bessie Little, Bessie Osborne, and Nathaniel Osborne all of the home; 16 grandchildren, Tasha Davis, Miranda Kennedy, Courtney Lester, Tyler Lester, Sabrina Hunley, Sarah Collins, Hannah Collins, Savannah Hagy, Noah Baker, Shawn Baker, Jennifer Vance, Troy Baker, CJ Leifheit, Alex Leifheit, Robert Leifheit, Dakota Little; 25 great grandchildren including two special boys Jayden Rickard and Brendon Hunley; 13 siblings Shannon (Jack) Roberts of Princeton, Dena Crigger of Princeton, Sharon (Jim) Robinson of Teays Valley, Delmer (Becky) Stacy of Bland, VA, John L. “Cottie” Lester of Welch, Linkous Stacy of Union Hall, VA, Luther (Lisa) Stacy of Paynesville, Henry (Donna) Stacy of Jolo, Lonzo (Sandra) Stacy of Pineville, Fern (Walter) Hendrickson of Rolling Hills, CA, Carolyn (Larry) Gualt of Gaffney, SC, Kermit (Inis) Stacy of Stanley, NC and Roger Stacy of Jolo; and numerous nieces, nephews.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12 o’clock with Reverend Roger Pete Woods and Reverend Charles Rose officiating at the Jesus Church of Bartley, Bartley, WV.

"Burial will follow in the Hartwell Cemetery at Hartwell near Berwind, WV. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

"Friends may visit with the family Thursday evening, November 14, 2019 after 6 p.m. at the Jesus Church of Bartley, Bartley, West Virginia.

"Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com"


Susie Adams

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Susie R Payne
Residence Date 01 Aug 2001
Residence Place Yukon, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 13 Aug 1951
Address Yukon, West Virginia 24899
Address Date 01 Aug 2001
2nd Address English, West Virginia 24832
2nd Address Date 13 Jul 2001
3rd Address Yukon, West Virginia 24892
3rd Address Date 01 Oct 1997
Possible Relatives Jesse Ray Payne, Suzie Payne
Record Number 369501383"
2. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Susie Payne, daughter of Fred Adams and Elsie (Whitt) Adams, was born Aug 13, 1951. She worked all her adult life as a Head Start Teacher. She died Sept 4, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father Fred Adams and her brother Fred Adams Jr. She is survived by her mother Elsie Adams; son Jesse Payne, her granddaughter Jai-li Payne, and two sisters Wanda Woody and Gail Osborne."
3. Email from Wanda Woody; 28 Dec 2019.
"...Elsie Mae (Whitt) Adams ; her middle name is Mae, not May.
Her daughter Susie Adams had NO middle name and therefore did not have the R. Middle initial.
And Susie was married to Jackie Ray Payne, not Jessie Ray Payne. Jessie is her only son...."

"...Also Elsie’s daughter Wanda (me) is married to Jason M Woody Jr, son of Jason M Woody Sr who just passed away on December 20, 2019. He was married to Inez Lawrence, also deceased. ..."


Fred Adams Jr

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Fred Adams Jr
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 8 Apr 1954
Birth Place: Welch McDowe, West Virginia
[Welch, West Virginia]
Death Date: 20 Jul 2006
SSN: 236887583
Death Certificate Number: DOUGLAS MORTUARY WV
Notes: Feb 1970: Name listed as FRED ADAMS JR;
26 Jul 2006: Name listed as FRED ADAMS"
2. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Fred Adams Jr
Birth Date: 8 Apr 1954
Birth Place: Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, United States of America
Death Date: 20 Jul 2006
Death Place: Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, United States of America
Cemetery: Woodlawn Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Father: Fred Adams
URL: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-..."
"Fred Adams Jr, son of Fred and Elsie (Whitt) Adams, was born April 8, 1954. He worked all his life as a coal miner. He died July 20, 2006. He was preceded in death by his father Fred Adams Sr. He is survived by his mother; his wife Kaylene Hicks Adams, one daughter Amanda; one granddaughter Lexi Padgett; three sisters, Wanda Woody, Susie Payne and Gail Osborne."


Walter Joseph Adams

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Walter Joseph Adams, 90, of Davy WV, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Welch Community Hospital in Welch WV. Born, January 26, 1929 in Butcher Hollow KY, he was the son of the late, Jack and Vergie Adams.

"He was a resident of McDowell County the greater part of his life. He was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a retired Coal Miner.

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by fourteen siblings.

"Survivors include his wife Elsie Adams of the home, one daughter, Billie Justice and husband Russell of Matheny WV, four grandchildren, Shilo Hammonds of Davy WV, Laura Green and husband Jackie of Welch WV, Joey Adams and wife Melanie of Decatur AL, Stephanie Adams of Fairfax VA, great grandchildren, Felix Green of Welch WV, Elizabeth and Haley Adams of Decatur AL, Anthony Adams.
Graveside Funeral Services will be conducted, Friday, April 19, 2019 at 3:30 P.M. at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell WV with Reverend Russell Justice officiating; burial will follow the services...."


Walter Douglas Adams

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #73-038747; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Walter Douglas Adams; age 20; born 13 Jun 1953 in WV; single; 2 yrs HS education;
living at Box 71, Davy, WV; son of Walter Joseph and Elsie Marie (Worthington) Adams;
married on 14 Aug 1973 in Lebanon, VA; Valerie Deniece Mitchem; age 16; born 30 Sep
1956 in WV; single; 2 yrs HS education; living at Box 427, Davy, WV; daughter of Edward
Lee and Irene (Lester) Mitchem.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Walter Douglas Adams
[Walter D Adams]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 13 Jun 1953
Birth Place: Davy McDowel, West Virginia
Death Date: 19 Feb 2006
SSN: 232888680
Notes: Jun 1969: Name listed as WALTER DOUGLAS ADAMS;
23 Feb 2006: Name listed as WALTER D ADAMS"
3. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Walter Douglas Adams
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 52
Birth Date: abt 1954
Death Date: 19 Feb 2006
Death Place: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Certificate Number: 2006004977"


Valerie Denise Mitchem

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #73-038747; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Walter Douglas Adams; age 20; born 13 Jun 1953 in WV; single; 2 yrs HS education;
living at Box 71, Davy, WV; son of Walter Joseph and Elsie Marie (Worthington) Adams;
married on 14 Aug 1973 in Lebanon, VA; Valerie Deniece Mitchem; age 16; born 30 Sep
1956 in WV; single; 2 yrs HS education; living at Box 427, Davy, WV; daughter of Edward
Lee and Irene (Lester) Mitchem.


Sadie Johnson

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Ream; E.D. 24-5; taken on 20 Apr 1940; Page 93B;
Image 28 of 70; Household #190.
Listed as Sadie Johnson; age 8; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Edward J. Johnson.
2. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Sadie White Messick
Birth Date: 6 Aug 1930
Address: 109 N Lincoln St, Wilmington, DE, 19805-3411 (1988)"
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Sadie White
[Sadie Messick]
[Saidie Messick]
[Sadie Johnson]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 6 Aug 1930
Birth Place: Gary McDowel, West Virginia
[Gary, West Virginia]
Death Date: 3 Nov 2000
Father: Edward J Johnson
Mother: Callie Jones
SSN: 232529088
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Notes: Apr 1951: Name listed as SADIE WHITE; 16 Apr 1985: Name listed as SADIE MESSICK; 29 Nov 2000: Name listed as SAIDIE J MESSICK"
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Saidie J. Messick
SSN: 232-52-9088
Last Residence:
19805 Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, USA
BORN: 6 Aug 1930
Died: 3 Nov 2000
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (Before 1951)"