McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Familie and Individules

Notes


Willis "Harold" Hill

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 464; WV Archives Web SIte.
Willias Harold Hill; age 24; born in Glen Morrison, WV; divorced; living at Glen Fork, WV; son of Lanta
W. and Bonnie Hill; married on 16 Feb 1957 at Glen Fork, WV; Bertha Gibson; age 17; born in
Lorado, WV; single; living at Hatcher, WV; daughter of Andrew and Kathleen Gibson.
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Willis "Harold" Hill, 87, of Glen Fork, WV, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at his home. He was born
on April 23, 1932 in Glen Morrison, WV a son of the late Lanta and Bonnie Walker Hill. He was a 1951
graduate of Glen Rogers High School. After serving three years in the United States Army, he attended the
Wyoming County Trade School and received a degree in welding. He began his career as a coal miner at
Red Jacket in Lynco, continued to Consol Coal Company in Itmann, then to Ranger Fuel in Bolt. He retired
at Ranger Fuel in Sabine. He was a long time active member of the United Mine Workers of America,
holding various leadership positions such as Chairman of the Mine Safety Committee, President of Local
Union 2333 and Vice-President of Local Union 1391. In these roles he helped organize union mines,
lobbied for mine safety laws, amended contracts and attended many international and district
conventions. In the summer Harold loved to garden, as he spent many hours outdoors. In addition to his
parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Lori Lea, a brother Ray and his brother-in-law Jack
Walker. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 62 years Bertha Gibson Hill, his son
Anthony "Tony" Hill of Athens, GA and his daughter Tamela "Tammy" Hill McCurdy and husband Bill of
Pineville; grandchildren include Kenny Hill and Lori of Oak Island, NC, Matthew Hill of Charlotte, NC,
Kelsey Bailey Cook and husband Clay of Pineville, and Jessica Hill Stewart of Royston, GA; great
grandchildren Karley and Colin Hill, Shiloh and Annistyn Hill, and Weston Stewart; a sister Athelene
Walker of Glen Fork, an uncle Joe Hill of Mullens; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving
family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Thursday July 18th in the Chapel of Stafford
Family Funeral Home, Lynco with Pastor Johnny Jones and Rev. Randall Topping officiating. He will be
laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will
conduct Military Rites. Friends may gather with the family from 11:30AM until time of services on
Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Kenny Hill, Matthew Hill, Bill McCurdy, Clay Cook,
Leonard Gibson and Bill Gibson. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco,
WV."


Johnathan William Gene Massey

1. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Johnathan William Gene Massey “John Mass”, 34, of Oceana went to Heaven shouting Saturday, December 26, 2020.

"Born July 14, 1986 in Beckley, he was the son of Harold Massey and Diana Toler Massey.

"Johnathan was a beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. He loved big and hard. His family, friends, and community were his life.

"He was a 2006 graduate of Westside High School, where he could still be heard at many events proudly cheering them on. He was known for his jokes and sense of humor that will be deeply missed. He livened up any event that he attended.

"Johnathan was an enthusiastic WVU Mountaineers fan and devoted Dallas Cowboys fan, a team he gladly shared with his late grandfather.

"He was a member of Delilah Methodist Church, where he enjoyed the youth group and many Christmas plays, and was blessed with the love and devotion of the precious members.

"Johnathan worked as an auto body repairman for four years and worked for Rhino Eastern mines for two. He proudly served with the Oceana Volunteer Fire Department for six years.

"He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence (Cag) and Lula Belle Toler and Lee and Helen Massey.

"In addition to his loving parents, those left to cherish his memory are his four sisters, Bridget Hatfield and husband, Ricky, Charity Huffman and husband, Adam, Tabetha Massey, all of Oceana, and Lauren Goins and husband, Danny of Princeton; his beloved nieces, “Johnny’s girls”, Hallie Hatfield, Whittney Hatfield, Kelsey Hatfield, and Chloe Goins; countless friends; his firefighter family; and the community."


Lanta Wilson Hill

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 25 Apr 1910, Page 219B, Family #111.
Listed as Lanta W. Hill, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Elbert I. Hill.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 396; WV Archives Web Site.
Lanta Hill; age 27; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Jesse, WV; married on 17 Nov 1928 at Jesse,
WV; Bonnie Walker; age 24; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Jesse, WV.


Bonnie Walker

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 5 May 1910, Page 275B, Family #258.
Listed as Bonnie Walker, age 5, born in WV, in household of father, Estill Walker.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana District, taken on 9 Jan 1920, Page 229A, Family #87.
Listed as Bonnie Walker, age 15 yrs, 4 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Estill Walker.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 396; WV Archives Web Site.
Lanta Hill; age 27; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Jesse, WV; married on 17 Nov 1928 at Jesse,
WV; Bonnie Walker; age 24; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Jesse, WV.


Charles Eddie Scarbro Jr

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Charles Eddie Scarbro, Jr., 46, of Bradley, WV. God sent his angels to take our Eddie home. He was the
gentlest and kindest person one would ever meet. He never had a violent bone in him. He was born on
March 20, 1973 in Beckley, WV a son of Nellie Collins Scarbro of Bradley and the late Charles Eddie Scarbro.
In addition to his father he is preceded in death by his grandparents Dana and Enola Collins and Albert and
Irene Scarbro. Eddie was our mountain man. He loved hunting, digging ginseng and digging ramps and
anything that put him in the woods. He had previously worked in the coal mines industry. But most of all
he loved his family. In addition to his mother whom he loved dearly survivors include a son Justin Scarbro;
a daughter Nora Scarbro and their mother Leah; two grandsons Landon and Hunter; two sisters Audrey
Spearing and fiancé' Robert Newman of Beckley and Amy Scarbro of Charleston; a brother Adam Scarbro
and fiancé' Emily Fraley of Beckley; nephews Hayden Spearing who was like his own son, Tyler Spearing
and Layton Collins; a niece Charleigh Scarbro; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral
services will be held at 2PM on Thursday July 25th at Workman's Creek Methodist Church, Clear Creek,
WV with Pastor Joe Barnett officiating. He will be laid to rest in Scarbro Family Cemetery, Clear Creek, WV.
Friends may gather with the family from 12PM until time of services on Thursday July 25th at the church.
Pallbearers will be Layton Collins, Robert Newman, Joseph Williams, and Wesley Scarbrough. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Ralph Rich

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Algoma; taken on 24 Jan 1920; Page 161A;
Image 38 of 44; Family #422/422.
Listed as Ralf Rich; age 39; born in Italy; married; alien; immigrated to US in 1900; coal miner;
head of household.
2. 1930 Census, mcDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Rolfe Creek; taken on 15 Apr 1930; Page 79A;
Image 20 of 39; Family #286/299.
Listed as Ralph Rich; age 50; born in Italy; married at 18; loader in coal mine; alien; immigrated to
US in 1901; head of household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #16476; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph Rich; age 57 yrs, 8 mons, 4 days; born 27 Apr 1881 in Italy; married; husband of irene Rich;
laborer for Pocahontas Fuel Co, Rolfe, WV; living at Worth, WV; son of Lewis and Maline Rich; died
31 Dec 1938 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; due to hypertensive heart disease with terminal failure;
broncho-pneumonia; buried 2 Jan 1939 in Pocahontas, VA; informant, Dan Rich, Worth, WV.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry,com Web Site.
"Name: Ralph Rich
SSN: 233079074
Birth Date: 27 Apr 1881
Claim Date: 25 Jan 1939
Type of Claim: Life Claim
Notes: 13 Apr 1979: Name listed as RALPH RICH"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Pocahontas Cemetery, Pocahontas, Tazewell Co, VA; submitted by
Richard J. Rash; 9 Mar 2012.
Ralph Rich; born 27 Apr 1881 in Italy; died 10 Jan 1938 (sic, 31 Dec 1938) at Rolf (sic, Stevens Clinic,
Welch, WV; buried here; no grave marker photo shown;
"Ralph was an Italian Immigrant who came to the U.S. about 1912. To work in the coal mines of Penn. and migrated to Wv about 1920.
H/O Irene Viantano Rich
S/O Louis and Manalani Rich..
Father of, Louis Rich, born 1912
Dandridge Rich Born 1916"


Irene Viantano

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; North Fork District; Algoma; taken on 24 Jan 1920; Page 161A;
Image 38 of 44; Family #422/422.
Listed as Irene Rich; age 41; born in Italy; married; alien; immigrated to US in 1900; in household
of husband, Ralph Rich.
2. 1930 Census, mcDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Rolfe Creek; taken on 15 Apr 1930; Page 79A;
Image 20 of 39; Family #286/299.
Listed as Irene Rich; age 51; born in Italy; married at 21; alien; immigrated to US in 1912; in household
of husband, Ralph Rich.


Manilana Rich

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #2111; WV Archives Web Site.
Manilana Rich; age 6 yrs, 3 mons, 10 days; born 11 Nov 1920 in Algoma, WV; living at Worth, WV;
daughter of Ralf and Irena (Viantano) Rich; died 21 Jan 1927 at Welch, WV; due to measles; buried
23 Jan (1927) in Pocahontas, VA; informant, Ralf Rich, Worth, WV.