McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Familie and Individules

Notes


Wilmer Payne

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Algoma Road; taken 7 Apr 1930; Page 20A;
Image 13 of 45; Family #126/135.
Listed as Wilmer Payne; age 21; born in VA; single; Negro; mine laborer; head of household.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; keystone; E.D. 24-25; taken 27 Apr 1940;
Page 519B; Image 67 of 77; Household #686.
Listed as Wilmer Payne; age 30; born in VA; single; Negro; 4th grade education; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; coal loader for Koppers Coal Co; in household of brother, Harris Payne.
3. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wilmer Payne
Race: Black
Age: 30
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 13 Apr 1910
Birth Place: Chatham, Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Keystone, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place: Keystone, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Koppers Coal Company
Weight: 178
Complexion: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 6 4
Next of Kin: Harris Payne
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Wilmer Payne Self (Head)"
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 404; WV Archives Web Site.
Wilmer Payne; age 40; born in Chatham, VA; single; colored; living at Algoma, WV; married on 27
May 1950 in Northfork, WV; Safara Elizabeth Smith; age 21; born and living in Gilliiam, WV; single;
colored.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 442; WV Archives Web Site.
Wilmer Payne age 48; born in Chatham, VA; widowed; colored; living in McDowell, WV; married on 5
Oct 1958 in Bluefield, WV; Lula Virginia Maben; age 31; born and living in Keystone, WV; widow;
colored.
6. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wilmer Payne
SSN: 236-10-8267
Last Residence:
24852 Keystone, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Born: 9 Apr 1910
Died: 19 May 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Lula Virginia Baity

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 120; WV Archives Web Site.
Melton Mabin; age 45; born in Norfolk, VA; widowed; colored; living at Lamar, WV; son of Jim and
Clara Melton; married on 10 Apr 1943 in Matoaka, WV; Lula Baity; age 16; born in VA (sic, Keystone
WV); single; colored; living at Macajah, WV; daughter of Robert and Hattie (Lipscomb) Baity.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 442; WV Archives Web Site.
Wilmer Payne age 48; born in Chatham, VA; widowed; colored; living in McDowell, WV; married on 5
Oct 1958 in Bluefield, WV; Lula Virginia Maben; age 31; born and living in Keystone, WV; widow;
colored.
3. Gregory-Page Funeral Home; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Mrs. Lula V. Payne was born on the 11th day of June 1927, to her parents,the late Evelyn Hickman Howell and Robert Baity of Keystone, WV. After completing her education, she became a wife and a homemaker. For 66 years, she was a faithful member of Mt. Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Keystone, until failing health. She loved the Lord, her Church and singing hymns of praise. Her joy was in giving generously of her time and talents to help others. She was an excellent cook, who enjoyed both shopping and traveling. Her favorite pastimes were spent watching television game shows, old movies and wrestling matches. Also, this summer she attended and sang with Toby Mac at one of his Concerts. She had a great sense of humor and remained both humble and gentle natured throughout years of illness.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Melton Maben Sr., her second husband, Wilmer Payne; two siblings, Walter Howell and Vivian Williams; one granddaughter, Renetta "Sue" Dickerson; great-grandchildren: Andrianna and Anthony Dickerson Sr., Mykell Cowans, TreVon Hatch, Jayden Payne and great-great-granddaughter, Kyleigh Hurt. Mrs. Payne was the last surviving member of her original family, as she peacefully departed this life on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Novant Health/Presbyterian in Charlotte, NC.

"She leaves a life time of cherished memories to her devoted children: Melton W. (Donna) Maben Jr., of Winston-Salem, NC, Dennis W. (Sheila) Payne of Columbus, OH, Lula "Virginia" (George) Dickerson of Keystone, WV, Evelyn (Hugh) Maben-Hall of Weddington, NC, Hattie M. (Alphonso D.) Avery of Keystone, WV, Holly A. Maben of Charlotte, NC, and Ruth (Pastor Kenneth) Payne-Brown of Northfork, WV; grandchildren: Georgetta Dickerson, Tony Dickerson, Patricia Dickerson, Donald (Mildred) Dickerson, Inez (Isaah) Dodson, Myesha (Robbie) Cowans, Vanessa Kilpatrick, Nicolette Brown, Michelle "Tiffany Blu" Cromwell, Damon Cromwell, Denisha Payne, Dennis "Denberg" Payne, Devon Payne, Kenneth J. Brown and Marla Brown; her 54 additional great, and great-great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces; other relatives and Carlotta Young, her sister-in-law of Keystone, WV and friends.

"A Service in honor of her well lived life will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Mt. Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Keystone, with her son-in-law, Pastor Kenneth Brown, eulogist and Dr. Robert E. Rogers presiding. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 6605 New Hope Road in Bluewell, WV. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., until the time of Service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and granddaughters as flower bearers."


Renetta Suzanne "Sue" Dickerson

1. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Renetta S Dickerson
Birth Date: 9 Nov 1966
Address: PO Box 564, Keystone, WV, 24868-0564 (1993)"
2. Gregory-Page Funeral Home; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Renetta Suzanne "Sue" Dickerson, a resident of Princeton, WV; formerly of Charlotte, NC and Keystone, WV, who peacefully departed this life on Wednesday, at CAMC Memorial in Charleston, WV. Sue as she was affectionately known to many and Nette by others, was the daughter of George and Virginia Dickerson of Keystone. She attended McDowell County Public Schools and the Little French Beauty Academy, where she mastered the trade of becoming one of the best hair designers in the City. As some would say, "the girl was fierce when it came to braiding hair." At an early age, she was baptized and became a member of Mt. Chapel Baptist Church in Keystone, where she participated in various youth activities. She was employed for a number of years as a cashier for Exxon in Charlotte. Sue/Nette will be remembered for her daily inspirational facebook posts that uplifted the spirits of many. She will be lovingly remembered as being a caregiver, who gave her all to both Family and friends when needed. She was preceded in death by her baby girl, Adrianna Michelle and her son, Anthony "A.J." Dickerson; an infant niece, Kyleigh Jade Hurt and infant nephew, Mykell Cowans; her maternal grandfather, Wilmer Payne; maternal great-grandparents, Ranzo and Evelyn Howell and paternal grandparents, David and Madeline Martin, also her namesake Suzanne Slaughter. Those left to cherish her memory which includes; her parents, George and Virginia; her devoted daughter, Altavese and son-in-law, David Jennings, with whom she made her home and her son, Akeem Dickerson all of Princeton; her grandchildren: Jakayla Matthews, Daniel and Faye Jennings,,Anthony Dickerson Jr.; and a granddaughter (due in January 2020), Adrianna Dawn; her siblings: Georgetta Dickerson, Myesha (Robbie) Cowans and Tony Dickerson all of Keystone, Inez (Isaah) Dodson of Kimball, WV, Patricia Dickerson of Charlotte and Donald (Mildred) Dickerson of Bonham, TX; her maternal grandmother, Lula Payne of Charlotte; her aunts: Hattie (Alphonso) Avery of Keystone, Ruth (Kenneth) Brown of Northfork, WV, Evelyn (Hugh) Hall and,Holly Maben both of Charlotte; her uncles, Melton (Donna) Maben of Winston-Salem, NC and Dennis (Sheila) Payne of Columbus, OH; her long time companion, Claude Collins of Charlotte and her devoted best friend, Tamara Eubanks of Charleston; several nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends who loved her dearly. Service will be held at (noon)12:00 .p.m., on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Mt. Chapel Baptist Church in Keystone, with Pastor Kenneth Brown officiating. Entombment. will follow in Restlawn Mausoleum in Bluewell, WV...."


Wade Hampton Witcher

1, McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 386; WV Archives Web Site.
Wade Witcher; age 34; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; colored; living at Maybeury, WV; son
of Tom and Mollie; married on 16 Dec 1936 in Welch, WV; Hazel Thomas; age 25; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; colored; living at Maybeury, WV; daughter of Charles and Lula.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wade Hampton Witcher
Race: Black
Age: 40
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 12 Jan 1902
Birth Place: Callands, Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Freeman, Mercer, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
Registration Place: Freeman, Mercer, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Pocahontas Fuel Co
Weight: 220
Complexion: Light Brown
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 10
Next of Kin: George Witcher
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Wade Hampton Witcher Self (Head)"
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'62 014416; WV Archives Web Site.
Wade Hampton Witcher; age 64 yrs, 8 mons, 24 days; born 2 Feb 1898; married; Negro; retired coal
miner; SS# 235-0506155; living at Maybeury, WV; son of Thomas and Mollie (Adkins) Witcher; died
26 oct 1962 in the Bluefield Sanitarium, Bluefield, WV; due to coronary occlusion with
arteriosclerosis; buried 2 Nov 1962 in Finney Cemetery, Callands, VA; informant, Mary Witcher,
Maybeury, WV.


Hazel Thomas

1, McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 386; WV Archives Web Site.
Wade Witcher; age 34; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; colored; living at Maybeury, WV; son
of Tom and Mollie; married on 16 Dec 1936 in Welch, WV; Hazel Thomas; age 25; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; colored; living at Maybeury, WV; daughter of Charles and Lula.


Anthony Holliday

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #3816; WV Archives Web Site.
Anthony Holliday; age 49 yrs, 11 mons, 9 days; born 27 Feb 1892 in Max Meadows, VA; married;
husband of Hattie Holliday; colored; coal loader; living at Thorpe, WV; son of Thomas and Harriet
(Jenkins) Holliday; died 18 Feb 1941 at his home in Thorpe, WV; due to chronic endocarditis and
chronic myocarditis; buried 23 Feb 1941 in cemetery at Thorpe, WV; informant, Valdoris Holliday,
Thorpe, WV.