McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familie and Individuals

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Audra Demis Lester Sr

1. 1930 Census. Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Stone Coal Road; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 164B;
Image 14 of 77; Family #136/143.
Listed as Audrey Lester; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Bradford Lester.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 12 Apr 1940; Page 1156A;
Image 13 of 64; Household #101.
Listed as Audra Lester; age 16; born in WV; single; 5th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; new worker; in household of father, Bradford Lester.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 91; WV Archives Web Site.
Audra Lester; age 25; born and living at Panther, WV; single; married n 26 Feb 1949 at Welch, WV;
Kathleen Freda Murphy; age 22; born at Roderfield, WV; divorced; living at Panther, WV.
4. "World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945";McDowell Co, WV; Page 392; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Audra Lester; born 19 Jul 1923; PFC US Army; entered service 28 Dec 1942; served at Camps McCain, MS;
Pickett, VA and Shanks, NY; North Africa; Silicy; France; Belgium; Germany; Ft. Meade, MD; wounded in action
in Italy, 4 Aug 1943; awarded Purple Heart, 8 Bronze Stars; Arrowhead, Good Conduct Medal; son of M/M
Bradford Lester, Panther, WV; husband of Mrs. Kathleen Murphy Lester, Panther, WV.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 2 Aug 2014
Audra Lester; born 19 Jul 1923; died 10 Mar 1974; buried here; double grave marker photo shown
with wife Kathleen F.; addional foot grave marker; "WEST VIRGINIA * PVT US ARMY * WORLD WAR II".


Kathleen Freda Murphy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 91; WV Archives Web Site.
Audra Lester; age 25; born and living at Panther, WV; single; married n 26 Feb 1949 at Welch, WV;
Kathleen Freda Murphy; age 22; born at Roderfield, WV; divorced; living at Panther, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 2 Aug 2014
Kathleen F. Addair Lester; born 27 Dec 1926; died 7 Oct 2006; buried here; double grave marker photo
shown with husband, Audra D. Lester.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV
submitted by Shelina New; 11 Oct 2011. (Duplicate memorial of Ref #1).
Kathleen Freda Murphy Lester Addair; born 27 Dec 1926 in Roderfield, WV; died 7 Oct 2006 in NC;
buried here; no grave marker photo shown; personal photo posted:
"Kathleen was a devoted Wife- Mother and homemaker.She and Audra had 10 children. She will be missed by all! God
Kept you Aunt Kathleen till we meet again in Heaven. Love you "


Audra Demis Lester Jr

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Audra Lester
Titles and Terms (Original) JR
Residence Date 01 Dec 1993-01 Jan 2004
Residence Place Iaeger, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 09 Sep 1953
Address 1020 PO Box
Address Continued Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
Address Date 01 Dec 1993-01 Jan 2004..."
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 20 Dec 2013.
Audra D. Lester, Jr; born 9 Sep 1953; died 12 Nov 1995; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Gary Hank Lester

1. "Chicago Sun-Times" ; July 29, 2005; Posted Obit.
"Lester, Gary Hank loving son of Kathleen Murphy Lester and the late Audra Lester, fond brother of Brenda Allen, Posey, Bradford, David, Dion Lester and the late Patsy Lester Smallwood, Audra Lester Jr., Otis and Daniel Lester, uncle of Hannah, Dionna, Simone, Jackie, Jason Lester, Misty Dawn Allen and Lisa Smallwood Myles. Originally of Iaeger, West Virginia; served as a former Executive Director of the Chicago Black Lung Association. Hank held an Associate degree and worked 17 years as a paralegal for William J. Harte, Ltd. Visitation Saturday, 3 to 8 p.m., at Grein Funeral Directors, 2114 W. Irving Park Rd. Interment private...."
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 2 Aug 2014.
Gary Hank Lester; born 16 Jul 1959; died 27 Jul 2005; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Otis William Lester

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 164; WV Archives Web Site.
Otis William Lester; age 20; born 24 May 1944 in Welch, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; son of
Eli and Janie (Sheperd) Lester; married on 22 Aug 1964 at Davy, WV; Ruthie Mae Gibson; age
16; born 30 May 1948 in Walker Co, AL; single; living at Davy, WV; daughter of Albert and Susie
Irene (Boshell) Gibson; with consent of Eli and Jane Lester, parents of Otis William Lester; and
Albert and Susie Irene Gibson; parents of Ruthie Mae Gidson.


Ruthie Mae Gibson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 164; WV Archives Web Site.
Otis William Lester; age 20; born 24 May 1944 in Welch, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; son of
Eli and Janie (Sheperd) Lester; married on 22 Aug 1964 at Davy, WV; Ruthie Mae Gibson; age
16; born 30 May 1948 in Walker Co, AL; single; living at Davy, WV; daughter of Albert and Susie
Irene (Boshell) Gibson; with consent of Eli and Jane Lester, parents of Otis William Lester; and
Albert and Susie Irene Gibson; parents of Ruthie Mae Gidson.


Raymond Eugene Edwards Sr

1. North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Raymond Eugene Edwards
Gender: Male
Race: White
Event Type: Birth
Birth Date: 22 Nov 1937
Birth County: Alleghany
Parent1 Name: Herbert Edwards
Parent2 Name: Pauline Maines
Roll number: NCVR_B_C004_66003
Volume: 11
Page: 91"
2. 1940 Census, Alleghany Co, NC; Gap Township; E.D. 3-5; taken _____; Page 68B; Image 44 of
49; Household #392.
Listed as Raymond Edwards; age 2; born in NC; in household of father, Herbert Edwards.
3. Douglas Mortuary, Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Raymond Eugene Edwards, Sr., 80, of Davy, passed away at his home Friday, April 13, 2018.
"Born November 22, 1937 in North Wilkesboro, NC he was the son of the late Herbert Edwards and Pauline Maines Edwards. In North Carolina he worked at Randolph Mills, and retired from Heilig-Meyers as a warehouse manager after many years of service.
"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilson, Herbert Lee and Junior Ray Edwards.
"Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Ruthie Gibson Edwards of the home; two children, Patricia L. Bralley, and Raymond E. Edwards, Jr. and wife Lori all of Asheboro, NC; stepchildren, Marie Bolden and husband Jack of Twin Branch, Susie Thompson and husband Billy of Franklinville, NC, and William Lester and wife Shelina of Davy; a brother and sister, George Edwards of State Road, NC, and Thelma Cassell of Reidsville, NC; grandchildren, Joseph Edwards, Timothy Jones, Tonya Edwards, Kristie Rose, John McCall, Donald McCall, Casey Lester, Dakota Pruner, Tyler Pruncer, Eric Thompson, Delana Mullins, Jackie Bolden, Becky Triplett and Delores Bishop; and numerous great grandchildren.
"Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. at the Big Sandy Lighthouse Church with the Revs. Jack and Marie Bolden officiating. Burial will in Asco Cemetery, Asco...."


Ruthie Mae Gibson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 164; WV Archives Web Site.
Otis William Lester; age 20; born 24 May 1944 in Welch, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; son of
Eli and Janie (Sheperd) Lester; married on 22 Aug 1964 at Davy, WV; Ruthie Mae Gibson; age
16; born 30 May 1948 in Walker Co, AL; single; living at Davy, WV; daughter of Albert and Susie
Irene (Boshell) Gibson; with consent of Eli and Jane Lester, parents of Otis William Lester; and
Albert and Susie Irene Gibson; parents of Ruthie Mae Gidson.


Raymond Eugene Edwards Jr

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Raymond Edwards
Also Known As Raymond E Edwards
Residence Date 27 Apr 2005-15 Nov 2007
Residence Place Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
Birth Date 01 Sep 1960
Address Asheboro, North Carolina 27205
Address Date 27 Apr 2005-15 Nov 2007
2nd Address Asheboro, North Carolina 27205
2nd Address Date 01 Jun 1996-01 Oct 1998
Possible Relatives Lori Lynn Edwards
Record Number 305914951"


Kenneth Verlon Tolliver

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1959); Page 128; WV Archives Web Site.
Kenneth Tolliver; age 22; born and living at Wolf Pen, WV; single; son of Johnson and Mary Lee
Tolliver; married on 25 Aug 1959 at Wolf Pen, WV; Mary Graley; age 19; born in Marianna, WV;
single; living at Wolf Pen, WV; daughter of John Calvin and Violet Graley.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1966); Page 450; WV Archives Web Site.
Kenneth Verlon Tolliver; age 26; born 28 Aug 1939 in Wolf Pen, WV; divorced; one previous
marriage; living in Wolf Pen, WV; son of Johnson and Marylee (Faw) Tolliver; married on 9
Jul 1966 at Wolf Pen, WV; Leota Mary Daugherty; age 23; born 5 Aug 1942 in Revelo, KY;
divorced; one previous marriage; living at Wolf Pen, WV; daughter of Alfred and Janie (Stephens)
Daugherty.
3. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #75-002600; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Kenneth Verlin Tolliver; age 35; born 28 Aug 1939 in WV; divorced; this was his 3rd marriage;
1 yr HS education; living at Welch, WV; son of Enoch Johnson and Mary Lee (Faw) Tolliver;
married on 7 jan 1975 in Russell Co, VA; Kathy Elizabeth Riffe; age 20; born 12 Aug 1954 in
WV; single; this was her 1st marriage; 2 yrs HS education; living at 89 Virginia Ave, Welch, WV;
daughter of Joseph Ballard and Virginia (Fuller) Riffe.
4. United States Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
"Age 71
Given Name Kenneth
Middle Name V
Surname Tolliver
Birth Date 28 Aug 1939
State West virginia
Last Place of Residence Bolt, Raleigh, West virginia
Previous Residence Postal Code 25817
Event Date 19 Sep 2010"


Kathy Elizabeth Riffe

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #75-002600; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Kenneth Verlin Tolliver; age 35; born 28 Aug 1939 in WV; divorced; this was his 3rd marriage;
1 yr HS education; living at Welch, WV; son of Enoch Johnson and Mary Lee (Faw) Tolliver;
married on 7 jan 1975 in Russell Co, VA; Kathy Elizabeth Riffe; age 20; born 12 Aug 1954 in
WV; single; this was her 1st marriage; 2 yrs HS education; living at 89 Virginia Ave, Welch, WV;
daughter of Joseph Ballard and Virginia (Fuller) Riffe.


Marsha Elizabeth Webb

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #78 053146; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ballard D. Riffe; age 20; born 26 Jul 1958 in WV; this was his 1st marriage; 10th grade education;
living at Box 124, Brenton, Wyoming Co, WV; son of Joseph B. and Virginia (Fuller) Riffe; married
on 18 Nov 1978 in Lebanon, VA; Marsha Elizabeth Hopson, maiden name Webb; age 28; born 28
Dec 1949 in WV; divorced; this was her 3rd marriage; last marriage ended 16 Jun 1978; 12th grade
education; living at Box 66, Brenton, WV; daughter of Elmer and Anna (Spence) Webb, Jr.


Herbert Edwards

1. 1940 Census, Alleghany Co, NC; Gap Township; E.D. 3-5; taken _____; Page 68B; Image 44 of
49; Household #392.
Listed as Herbert Edwards; age 27; born in VA; married; 6th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; farm manager; head of household.


Pauline Maines

1. 1940 Census, Alleghany Co, NC; Gap Township; E.D. 3-5; taken _____; Page 68B; Image 44 of
49; Household #392.
Listed as Pauline Edwards; age 22; born in NC; married; 5th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Herbert Edwards.


Anthony A. Riffe

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Anthony A Riffe
Residence Date 01 Oct 1999-01 Apr 2002
Residence Place Brenton, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 23 Aug 1966
Address Brenton, West Virginia 24818
Address Date 01 Oct 1999-01 Apr 2002
2nd Address Clear Fork, West Virginia 24822
2nd Address Date 01 Feb 1995
Record Number 304448508"
2. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Anthony A Riffe
Birth Date: 23 Aug 1966
Phone Number: 732-7797
Address: PO Box 44, Clear Fork, WV, 24822-0044 (1995)"


Melanie June

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Melaine June Riffe
Residence Date 01 Jun 2000-01 Jun 2002
Residence Place Brenton, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 31 Mar 1974
Address Brenton, West Virginia 24818
Address Date 01 Jun 2000-01 Jun 2002
Record Number 369496155"