McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Warren Gayner Coleman

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 347; WV Archives Web Site.
Warren Gayner Coleman; age 28; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Hensley, WV; married on 4 Nov
1950 in Iaeger, WV; Leatha Alice Blankenship; age 26; born in Bradshaw, WV; divorced; living in
Hensley, WV.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Warren G Coleman
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 3 Apr 1923
Birth Place: Lex, West Virginia
[Lex|]
Death Date: 18 Oct 2001
Claim Date: 1 Apr 1963
Father: Floyd Coleman
Mother: Mary A Mullins
SSN: 235308267
Citizenship or Alien Status: U.S. citizen.
Type of Claim: Duplicate request; evidence of identity only submitted.
Notes: 06 Nov 1992: Name listed as WARREN G COLEMAN"
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Mary Maggielen Rowe"; Article; Page 236; submitted by Brenda Wood,
Bradshaw, WV 24817.


Leatha Alice Blankenship

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 225B; Image 6 of 33;
Family #45/45.
Listed as Leitha Blankenship; age 7; born in VA; in household of father, John Blankenship.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 347; WV Archives Web Site.
Warren Gayner Coleman; age 28; born at Lex, WV; single; living at Hensley, WV; married on 4 Nov
1950 in Iaeger, WV; Leatha Alice Blankenship; age 26; born in Bradshaw, WV; divorced; living in
Hensley, WV.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 170-171; "Leatha Coleman" article; submitted by Brenda Wood,
Bradshaw, WV 24817.
4. Buchanan Co, VA; Death Certificate #68 033881; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Letha Alice Coleman; age 45; born 31 Jan 1923 in VA; married; housewife; living at Rowe, VA;
daughter of Johna and Sally (Bailey) Blanlenship; died 16 Nov 1968 in Grundy Hospital, Grundy, VA;
due to congestive heart failure; rheumatic heart diseae and mirtral stenosis; buried in Blankenship
Cemetery, Buchanan Co, VA; informant, William G, Coleman.
5. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Mary Maggielen Rowe"; Article; Page 236; submitted by Brenda Wood,
Bradshaw, WV 24817.
6. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Lacy Blankenship Vance"; Article; Page 251; submitted by Brenda Wood,
Bradshaw, WV 24817.


James Henry Helton

1. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Sheila Compton Ramsey; 17 Apr 2008; maintained by
Find A Grave.
" Henry James Helton
Birth 15 Oct 1886
Death 29 Jan 1972 (aged 85)
Burial
Helton Cemetery
Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 26096775"


Lourena Lillabell Bailey

1. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2015, Delayed Birth Records, 1721-1911; Ancestry.com Website.
Lourana Lillabell Bailey; born 28 Feb 1890 in Buchanan Co, VA; parents Harvey Bailey age 26, born
in Greenbrier Co, WV and Margaret Whitt, age 23; born in Greenbrier Co, WV; married in 1886 in
Buchanan Co, VA; information from family Bible; issued 21 Dec 1956.
2. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; taken 12 Jun 1900; Page 195A; Image 13 0f 46;
Family #106/108.
Listed as Lurena L. Bailey; age 7; born in Jun 1892 in VA; in household of father, Harvey Bailey.
3. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; Hurricane; taken on 31 Mar 1920; Page 52A;
Image 53 of 71; Family #439/444.
Listed as Lee H. Bailey; age 52; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Harvey Bailey.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 170-171; "John Blankenship" article; submitted by Oma Kennedy,
PO Box 144, Bradshaw, WV 24817.
5. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Polly Frt Hagerman; 15 May 2010.
"Lilly Bailey Helton
Birth 29 Feb 1890
USA
Death 25 Mar 1967
Virginia, USA
Burial
Helton Cemetery
Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 52410009"


Harvey Bailey

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; taken 12 Jun 1900; Page 195A; Image 13 0f 46;
Family #106/108.
Listed as Harvey Bailey; age 47; born in Aug 1852 in WV; married 12 yrs; farmer; head of household.
2. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; taken 22 Apr 1910; Page 70B; Image 12 of 52;
Family #99/99.
Listed as Harvey Bailey; age 49; born in VA; married once for 24 yrs; farmer; head of household.
3. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; Hurricane; taken on 31 Mar 1920; Page 52A;
Image 53 of 71; Family #439/444.
Listed as Harvey Bailey; age 67; born in VA; married; farmer; head of household.


Margaret Whitt

1. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Garden Township, taken on 5 Jun 1880, Page 333A,
Family #35.
Listed as Margaret Whitt, age 10, born in VA, in household of father, Thomas Whitt.
2. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; taken 12 Jun 1900; Page 195A; Image 13 0f 46;
Family #106/108.
Listed as Margaret Bailey; age 23; born in Jul 1876 in WV; married 12 yrs; 8 children, 6 living; in
household of husband, Harvey Bailey.
3. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; taken 22 Apr 1910; Page 70B; Image 12 of 52;
Family #99/99.
Listed as Margaret Bailey; age 40; born in VA; married once for 24 yrs; 12 children, 8 living; in
household of husband, Harvey Bailey.
4. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; Hurricane; taken on 31 Mar 1920; Page 52A;
Image 53 of 71; Family #439/444.
Listed as Margaret Bailey; age 52; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Harvey Bailey.


Thomas J. "Tommy" Bailey

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 170-171; "John Blankenship" article; submitted by Oma Kennedy,
PO Box 144, Bradshaw, WV 24817.
2. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; taken 12 Jun 1900; Page 195A; Image 13 0f 46;
Family #106/108.
Listed as Thomas Bailey; age 11; born in Apr 1889 in VA; in household of father, Harvey Bailey.


James A. Bailey

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; taken 12 Jun 1900; Page 195A; Image 13 0f 46;
Family #106/108.
Listed as James A. Bailey; age 11 mons; born in Jun 1899 in VA; in household of father, Harvey Bailey.


Jacob Cleveland Bailey

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 170-171; "John Blankenship" article; submitted by Oma Kennedy,
PO Box 144, Bradshaw, WV 24817.
2. 1910 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; taken 22 Apr 1910; Page 70B; Image 12 of 52;
Family #99/99.
Listed as Cleveland Bailey; age 3 yrs, 1 mon; born in VA; single; in household of father, Harvey Bailey.
3. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; Hurricane; taken on 31 Mar 1920; Page 52A;
Image 53 of 71; Family #439/444.
Listed as Jacob C. Bailey; age 12; born in VA; in household of father, Harvey Bailey.


Ira Millard Helton

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Mary Maggielen Rowe"; Article; Page 236; submitted by Brenda Wood,
Bradshaw, WV 24817.


Bertha Lee Blankenship

1. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; Hurricane Precinct; taken 26 Mar 1920; Page 50A;
Image 49 of 71; Family #406/411.
Listed as Bertha Blankenship; age 5; born in VA; in household of father, John Blankenship.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 225B; Image 6 of 33;
Family #45/45.
Listed as Bertha Blankenship; age 16; born in VA; single; farmer; in household of father, John
Blankenship.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 170-171; "John Blankenship" article; submitted by Oma Kennedy,
PO Box 144, Bradshaw, WV 24817.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Mary Maggielen Rowe"; Article; Page 236; submitted by Brenda Wood,
Bradshaw, WV 24817.
5. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Lacy Blankenship Vance"; Article; Page 251; submitted by Brenda Wood,
Bradshaw, WV 24817.


Walter Evans Blankenship

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 170; "Jerilyn Faye Blankenship" article; submitted by Jerilyn
Blankenship, 4905 Wraywood Ave, Chester, VA 23831.


Jerilyn Faye Davis

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 170; "Jerilyn Faye Blankenship" article; submitted by Jerilyn
Blankenship, 4905 Wraywood Ave, Chester, VA 23831.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 182; "Joseph Harvey and Lettie Davis"; article; submitted by Gleason
Davis, 8715 Edwardsville Road, Hardy, VA 24101.


Mark Blankenship

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 170; "Jerilyn Faye Blankenship" article; submitted by Jerilyn
Blankenship, 4905 Wraywood Ave, Chester, VA 23831.


Mathew Blankenship

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 170; "Jerilyn Faye Blankenship" article; submitted by Jerilyn
Blankenship, 4905 Wraywood Ave, Chester, VA 23831.


Dennis Blankenship

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 170; "George & Tondael Blankenship" article; submitted by George
Simpkins and Sherry Blankenship, 301 F Street, Beckley, WV 25801.


Washington Mathias Blankenship

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 170-171; "John Blankenship" article; submitted by Oma Kennedy,
PO Box 144, Bradshaw, WV 24817.
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Debbie RichardsonMcGlothlin; 15 Jan 2022.
" Washington Mathias Blankenship
Birth 30 Jan 1865
Death 28 May 1950 (aged 85)
Burial Blankenship
Rowe, Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 235943431"


Millie Ball

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 170-171; "John Blankenship" article; submitted by Oma Kennedy,
PO Box 144, Bradshaw, WV 24817.
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Debbie RichardsonMcGlothlin; 15 Jan 2022.
" Millie Ball Blankenship
Birth 18 Jan 1865
Russell County, Virginia, USA
Death 28 May 1954 (aged 89)
Rowe, Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Burial Blankenship
Rowe, Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 235943492"


Millie Blankenship

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 170-171; "John Blankenship" article; submitted by Oma Kennedy,
PO Box 144, Bradshaw, WV 24817.


Henry Blankenship

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 170-171; "John Blankenship" article; submitted by Oma Kennedy,
PO Box 144, Bradshaw, WV 24817.


William "Bill" Blankenship

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 170-171; "John Blankenship" article; submitted by Oma Kennedy,
PO Box 144, Bradshaw, WV 24817.


Harrison Blankenship

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 170-171; "John Blankenship" article; submitted by Oma Kennedy,
PO Box 144, Bradshaw, WV 24817.


William Coy Blankenship

1. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2016, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Coy Blankenship
Birth Date: 31 Jan 1917
Birth Place: Russell, Virginia, USA
Certificate Number: 1917003429"
2. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; Hurricane Precinct; taken 26 Mar 1920; Page 50A;
Image 49 of 71; Family #406/411.
Listed as William C. Blankenship; age 3; born in VA; in household of father, John Blankenship.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 225B; Image 6 of 33;
Family #45/45.
Listed as Coy Blankenship; age 13; born in VA; farmer; in household of father, John Blankenship.
4. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Coy Blankenship
Gender: Male
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 17 Jan 1916
Birth Place: Russell, Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Bradshaw, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Place: Bradshaw, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Stacy Bros Lbr Co
Weight: 140
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 4
Next of Kin: Dillie Blankenship
Household Members:
Name Relationship
William Coy Blankenship Self (Head)
Dillie Blankenship Wife"
5. Buchanan Co, Virginia, Divorce Records #76-009408; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Coy Blankenship; age 59; born 31 Jan 1917 in Drill, VA; 3rd grade education; living at Rowe, VA; this
was his 1st marriage; was granted a divorce on 24 Jun 1976 in Buchanan Co, VA; from Dilly Ball;
age unknown; birth place unknown; 2nd grade education; this was her 1st marriage; living at 11609
Hedges Street, Ashville, OH; grounds, desertion; married occurred in Apr 1939 in McDowell Co, WV;
seperated in Aug 1942, no children under 18.
6. Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Coy Blankenship
Death Date: 2 Jan 1995
Death Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA"
7. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 170; "Coy Blankenship" article; submitted by Brenda Wood,
Bradshaw, WV 24817.
8. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 170-171; "John Blankenship" article; submitted by Oma Kennedy,
PO Box 144, Bradshaw, WV 24817.
9. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Mary Maggielen Rowe"; Article; Page 236; submitted by Brenda Wood,
Bradshaw, WV 24817.
10. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Lacy Blankenship Vance"; Article; Page 251; submitted by Brenda Wood,
Bradshaw, WV 24817.


Dellie Ball

1. Buchanan Co, Virginia, Divorce Records #76-009408; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Coy Blankenship; age 59; born 31 Jan 1917 in Drill, VA; 3rd grade education; living at Rowe, VA; this
was his 1st marriage; was granted a divorce on 24 Jun 1976 in Buchanan Co, VA; from Dilly Ball; age
unknown; birth place unknown; 2nd grade education; this was her 1st marriage; living at 11609
Hedges Street, Ashville, OH; grounds, desertion; married occurred in Apr 1939 in McDowell Co, WV;
seperated in Aug 1942, no children under 18.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 170; "Coy Blankenship" article; submitted by Brenda Wood,
Bradshaw, WV 24817.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Mary Maggielen Rowe"; Article; Page 236; submitted by Brenda Wood,
Bradshaw, WV 24817.


Patricia Blankenship

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #13597; WV Archives Web Site.
Patricia Blankenship; age 4; born 8 Jun 1950 in Panther, WV; daughter of Coy and Dellie (Ball)
Blankenship; died 10 Jul 1954 at Panther, WV; killed by automobile; buried in Family Cemetery,
Panther, WV; informant, Bill Ball.


Grover C. Cabiness

1. 1900 Census, Pittsylvania Co, VA; Turnstall District; taken 5 Jun 1900; Page 301B; Image 4 of 34;
Family #32/32.
Listed as Grover C. Cabiness; age 2; born in Sep 1897 in VA; Black; in household of father, Ned
Cabiness.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 25; WV Archives Web Site.
Grover Cabiness; age 29; born in Henry Co, VA; divorced; Black; miner; living at Ashland, WV; son of
Ned and Nan; married on 17 May 1926 at Welch, WV; Ella Webb; age 21; born in Franklin Co, VA;
single; Black; daughter of Joe and Fannie.


Rosella "Ella" Webb

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 25; WV Archives Web Site.
Grover Cabiness; age 29; born in Henry Co, VA; divorced; Black; miner; living at Ashland, WV; son of
Ned and Nan; married on 17 May 1926 at Welch, WV; Ella Webb; age 21; born in Franklin Co, VA;
single; Black; daughter of Joe and Fannie.


Roger McArthur Cabiness

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 456; WV Archives Web Site.
Roger McArthur Cabiness; age 26; born 25 Dec 1942 in Ashland, WV; single; no previous marriage;
Negro; living at 7513 Maple Ave, Tacoma, MD; son of Graver and Rosella (Webb) Cabiness; married
on 23 Aug 1969 at Thorpe, WV; Helen Delores Walker; age 20; born 30 Apr 1949 in Welch, WV;
single; Negro; no previous marriage; living at Box 779, Gary, WV; daughter of Charlie and Margaret
(Thomas) Walker; with consent of Margaret and Chalie Walker, parents of Helen Delores Walker.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Roger McArthur Cabiness
[Roger M Cabiness]
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Birth Date: 25 Dec 1940
Birth Place: Ashland Mcdo, West Virginia
Death Date: 10 Nov 2004
Father: Grover C Cabiness
Mother: Rosella Webb
SSN: 063349498
Signature on SSN Card: McArthur Cabiness
Relationship of Signature: Signature name differs from NH’s name.
Notes: Jun 1959: Name listed as ROGER MCARTHUR CABINESS;
04 Dec 2004: Name listed as ROGER M CABINESS"


Helen Delores Walker

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 456; WV Archives Web Site.
Roger McArthur Cabiness; age 26; born 25 Dec 1942 in Ashland, WV; single; no previous marriage;
Negro; living at 7513 Maple Ave, Tacoma, MD; son of Graver and Rosella (Webb) Cabiness; married
on 23 Aug 1969 at Thorpe, WV; Helen Delores Walker; age 20; born 30 Apr 1949 in Welch, WV;
single; Negro; no previous marriage; living at Box 779, Gary, WV; daughter of Charlie and Margaret
(Thomas) Walker; with consent of Margaret and Chalie Walker, parents of Helen Delores Walker.


James Oswald Bird

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 169; submitted by Evelyn Canterbury, 313 Hillcrest Drive, Bluefeild, VA.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Stephanie Nichols; 8 Jun 2006.
" James Oswal Bird
Birth 17 Apr 1891
Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Death 10 Mar 1955 (aged 63)
USA
Burial
Fairview Cemetery
Narrows, Giles County, Virginia, USA "


Ella Myrtle Wheeler

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 169; submitted by Evelyn Canterbury, 313 Hillcrest Drive, Bluefeild, VA.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Stephanie Nichols; 8 Jun 2006.
" Ella Myrtle Wheeler Bird
Birth 24 Jun 1893
Bland County, Virginia, USA
Death 23 Apr 1978 (aged 84)
Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Fairview Cemetery
Narrows, Giles County, Virginia, USA"

Additional Information Posted:
"Married James "Oswal" Bird abt 1911
Daughter of William Riley and Mary Emmaline French Wheeler
Mother of 4 known children"


Eula Faye Bird

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 169; submitted by Evelyn Canterbury, 313 Hillcrest Drive, Bluefeild,
VA.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by 48773230; 20 Sep 2015.
" Eula "Faye" Bird Branson
Birth 28 Sep 1925
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Death 19 Sep 2015 (aged 89)
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial
Fairview Cemetery
Narrows, Giles County, Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Obituary for Faye Branson

"Faye Branson, of Fort Worth, TX, formerly of Beckley, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Fort Worth, 9 days shy of her 90th birthday. Born Sept 28, 1925 in Princeton, Mercer County, W. Va., she was the daughter of James Oswald Bird and Ella M (Wheeler) Bird. Faye was the loving wife of W.R. (Bill) Branson for 49 years before his death in April 1993, and a wonderful, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family, whom she dearly loved.

"Faye spent her early years in Berwind; graduated as Valedictorian from Big Creek High School in War, class of 1943. She was also Valedictorian of her class at Berwind Jr. High.
Faye and Bill moved to Beckley in 1957, and she lived there until moving to The Villages at Graystone in 2007, then to Fort Worth, TX to be near her son in May of this year. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Pathfinder Sunday School class and the Sarah Circle. She retired in 1988 as a legal secretary from the firm of File, Payne, Scherer and Brown. She also served as Deputy County Clerk for Raleigh County for several years. She was active for decades in Eastern Star.

"Faye was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband; brother, Paul K. Bird; and sisters, Evelyn Bird Canterbury and Clarice Bird Cook.

"Those left to cherish her memory and who brought so much joy and happiness throughout her life include her son: Terry Branson of Benbrook, TX, Granddaughters: Melissa Bailey and husband Clayton of Heath, TX and Laura Romero and husband Richie of Austin, TX, Great-grandchildren: Samuel and Julia Bailey, and Cameron and Brooklyn Romero, as well as many nieces, nephews and a hosts of dear and special friends.

"Visitation: 10:00 AM – 12 Noon, Thursday, September 24th at Melton's Mortuary, and services will immediately follow at Noon.

"Interment will be at 4:00 PM in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows, VA.

"MARTIN THOMPSON & SON FUNERAL HOME
6009 Wedgwood Drive
Fort Worth TX 76133
(817) 292-2250
In charge of arrangements."