McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Famileis

Notes


Albert Ray Spence

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1923); Page 23; Line #1; WV Archives Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 24; born in VA; single; living at Princeton, WV; married on 28 Jul 1923
at Princeton, WV; Florence Mitchem; age 22; born in WV; single; living in Bluefield, WV.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Kimball; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 32B;
Image 24 of 30; Family #236/267.
Listed as Ray Spence; age 29; born in VA; married at 23; auto mechanic in garage; head of household.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); Page 79; WV Archives Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 32; both in Smyth Co, VA; living at Mullins, WV; son of Jim and Nannie Spence;
married on 30 Sep 1933 at Kimball, WV; Helen Carl Brown; age 23; born in Wythe Co, VA; living at Mullins,
WV; daughter of Myrtle Brown Wolford.
4. Tazewell Co, VA; Divorce Certificate #33-002048; Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014; Ancestry.com
Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 32; auto mechanic; living at Yards, VA; was granted a divorce from Florence
Mitchem Spence, nee Florence Mitchem; age 31; last known address, Williamson, WV; married 1 Aug
1925 (sic, 28 Jul 1923) at Princeton, WV; for cause of Adultery and infidelity; granted 4 Dec 1933.
5. McDowell Co, WV; marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 401; WV Archives Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 45; born in Chatham Hill, VA; divorced; living at Welch, WV; married on 8 Dec 1945
at Gary, WV; Mary Hazel Sartin; age 32; born in Kermit, WV; single; living at Welch, WV.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'67 005362; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 67; born 28 Oct 1899 in Chatham Hill, VA; married; auto mechanic for shool
board; living at 453 Stewart St, Welch, WV; son of James Newton and Nannie Katherine (Wilson) Spence;
died 1 Apr 1967 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; due to terminal bronco-pneuomnia; with CVA; histal hernia
of stomach; buried 4 Apr 1967; in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 8 Dec 2013.
Ray Spence; born 28 Oct 1899; died 1 Apr 1967; buried here; headstone photo shown; "GONE BUT NOT
FORGOTTEN".


Florence Mitchem

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 347; WV Archives Web Site.
James Brown; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Hemphill, WV; son of
Jim and Annie; married on 5 Feb 1917 at Hemphill, WV; Florence Mitchem; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Cosbie Mitchem.
2. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1923); Page 23; Line #1; WV Archives Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 24; born in VA; single; living at Princeton, WV; married on 28 Jul 1923
at Princeton, WV; Florence Mitchem; age 22; born in WV; single; living in Bluefield, WV.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Kimball; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 32B;
Image 24 of 30; Family #236/267.
Listed as Florence Spence; age 28; born in WV; married at 22; in household of husband, Albert Ray
Spence.
4. Tazewell Co, VA; Divorce Certificate #33-002048; Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014; Ancestry.com
Web Site.
Albert Ray Spence; age 32; auto mechanic; living at Yards, VA; was granted a divorce from Florence
Mitchem Spence, nee Florence Mitchem; age 31; last known address, Williamson, WV; married 1 Aug
1925 (sic, 28 Jul 1923) at Princeton, WV; for cause of Adultery and infidelity; granted 4 Dec 1933.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 370; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Alberty; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Davy, WV; son of
Charles and Alice; married on 5 Sep 1934 at Capels, WV; Florence Mitchem; age 30; born in
McDowell Co, WV; divorced; living at Davy, WV; daughter of Zariah and Causby.
6.1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; E.D. 24-35; Page 700A; Image
16 of 57; Household #151.
Listed as Florence Alberty; age 37; born in WV; married; 3rd grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Robert S. Alberty.


Albert Spence

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Kimball; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 32B;
Image 24 of 30; Family #236/267.
Listed as Albert Spence; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Albert Ray Spence.


Bobby W. Muncy

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Bobby Muney
Also Known As Bobby W Muncy
Residence Date 18 Jul 2001
Residence Place Iaeger, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 10 Sep 1934
Address Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
Address Date 18 Jul 2001
2nd Address Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
2nd Address Date 01 Mar 1999-01 Jun 2000
3rd Address Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
3rd Address Date 01 Sep 1984-01 Jan 1998
Possible Relatives Carla Gail Gibson, Jennifer Rae Muncy, Toby B Muncy, Wanda R Muncy
Record Number 171249532"


Wanda R. Payne

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Wanda R Muncy
Residence Date 06 Sep 1984-25 Mar 2008
Residence Place Princeton, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 27 Sep 1940
Address Princeton, West Virginia 24740
Address Date 06 Sep 1984-25 Mar 2008
2nd Address Iaeger, West Virginia 24844
2nd Address Date 01 Sep 1984
Possible Relatives Bobby W Muncy, Carla Gail Gibson, Jennifer Rae Muncy, Toby B Muncy
Record Number 171249409"


Homer Spence Jr

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #74-004689; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Homer Spence; age 20; born 25 Jan 1954 in WV; single; this was his 1st marriage; 3yrs HS education;
living at Box 633, Iaeger, WV; son of Homer and Ethel Mae (Billips) Spence; married on 22 Feb 1974 in
Grundy, VA; Barbara Ellen Muncy; age 16; born 9 Mar 1957 in WV; single; this was her 1st marriage;
2 yrs HS education; living at Box 192, Iaeger, WV; daughter of Bobby and Wanda (Payne) Muncy.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 5 Aug 2014.
Homer Spence; born in 1954; died in 1975; buried here; grave marker photo shown; "KILLED IN
SHANNON BRANCH MINE".


Barbara Ellen Muncy

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #74-004689; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Homer Spence; age 20; born 25 Jan 1954 in WV; single; this was his 1st marriage; 3yrs HS education;
living at Box 633, Iaeger, WV; son of Homer and Ethel Mae (Billips) Spence; married on 22 Feb 1974 in
Grundy, VA; Barbara Ellen Muncy; age 16; born 9 Mar 1957 in WV; single; this was her 1st marriage;
2 yrs HS education; living at Box 192, Iaeger, WV; daughter of Bobby and Wanda (Payne) Muncy.


Randall Verner Riffe

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Randall Verner Riffe, 48, of Lindside, WV, formerly of Panther , passed away early Wednesday, September 13, 2017, in the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA, following a long illness. Randall was born August 28, 1969 in Welch, WV, a son of Verner and Della Ellis Riffe. He was an employee of Celanese Corporation in Narrows, VA, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Randall was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lawrence and Della Riffe. Survivors include his wife, Tonya Steele Riffe of the home; his parents, Verner and Della Ellis Riffe of Lindside, WV; one son, Brett Riffe of the home; one daughter, Britteny Cleary and husband Alex of Hamptonville; NC, grandchildren, Isabella Grace and Jaxon Alexander Cleary both of Hamptonville, NC; one brother, Craig Riffe and wife Ruth and their son Jackson all of Lindside, WV; two aunts, Mabel Cline of Lindside, Reba Herrington and husband Jim of Naples, FL; two uncles Odell Riffe and wife Nargia and Roy Lee Riffe and wife Marinda all of Panther, WV; special mother-in-law, Betty Steele of Panther, and special friends, Roger and Hazel Hagerman of Lindside, Lee Miller also of Linside, Wanda Steele of Mohawk and Thomas and Coreiene Dotson of Mohawk. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 1 o’clock with Elders Danny Hurley, Fred Bailey, Dallas Dotson, Arthur Short, and David Lester officiating at the Little Zion Old Regular Baptist Church in Greenbrier Hollow near Panther, WV. Burial will follow in the Riffe Cemetery in Greenbrier Hollow...."
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Lawrence V. and Della Riffe"
Article; Page 230; submitted by Mabel Cline, Rt 1, Box 578, Tazewell, VA 24651.


Clarences Benny Looney Sr

1. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Clarence Benny Looney, Sr. began his earthly journey on August 19, 1921 in Buchanon Co. Va, the son of the late Sherman Looney and Vicey Childress Looney. His journey here ended and he entered eternal rest on August 19, 2016 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky.
" Mr. Looney was a long time resident of Caretta where he had come to work at Olga Coal Co. as a young newlywed and World War II veteran of the US Army Air Corp. He retired from Olga with 40 years of service and was a member of UMWA Local Union 6026. He was a former member of the Caretta Freewill Baptist Church and later a Trustee of the Caretta United Methodist Church.
"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of seventy years Darenella Osborne Looney; three brothers, Tivis Boyd, Jack VanDyke and Clyde Looney; two sisters, Edna Hale and Fay Stevens.
"He is survived by his four children, Melba (Rob) Shoun of Lexington, SC, Rita Hatmaker of Elkin, NC, Clarence Benny Looney, Jr. of Caretta, and Vickie (Charlie) Click of Canebrake as well as seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; a brother, Arthur (Celia) Looney of Fairfax, VA; and a sister Elsie Ratliff of Vansant, VA.
"Funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 23, at 1 p.m. in the Green Hills Cemetery Mausoleum at Cedar Bluff, VA, where military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 1144 of Iaeger. Burial will follow in the cemetery...."


Homer Spence Sr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartlett (sic, Bartley); taken on 1 May 1930;
Page 75A; Image 88 of 89; Family #2/2.
Listed as Homer Spence; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, John Spence.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 446; WV Archives Web Site.
Homer Spence; age 24; born at Coalwood, WV; single; living at iaeger, WV; married on 24 dec 1945
at Iaeger, WV; Ethel Me Billips; age 18; born in Pocahontas, VA; single; living at Iaeger, WV; with consent
of Nannie Billips, mother of Ethel Mae Billips.
3. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #82-005057; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Homer Spence; age 61; born 27 Jan 1921 in WV; widowed; thus was his 2nd marriage; last marriage
ended 13 Oct 1978; 8th grade education; living at Box 633, Iaeger, WV; son of John B. and Mollie Jane
(Lambert) Spence; married on 11 feb 1982 in Buchanan Co, VA; Wilma Jean Roberts, maiden name
Blankenship;age 37; born 22 Jan 1944 in VA; divorced; this was her 2nd marriage; first marrige ended
10 Nov 1981; 8th grade education; living at Box 633, Iaeger, WV; daughter of Conley and Pauline
(Hurley) Blankenship.
4. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #83-043573; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Homer Spence; age 62; born 27 Jan 1921 in WV; divorced; this was his 3rd marriage; last marriage
ended 8 Apr 1982; 8th grade education; living at PO Box 633, Iaeger, WV; son of John B. and Mollie
(Lambert) Spence; married on 21 Sep 1983 at Grundy, VA; Edith Marie Short, maiden name Dawson;
age 52; born 23 Aug 1931 in WV; widow; this was her 2nd marriage; last marriage ended 25 Feb 1978;
8th grade education; living at General Delivery, Raysal, WV; daughter of Flem ans Lottie Jane (Crigger)
Dawson.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 29 Dec 2013.
Homer Spence; born 27 Jan 1921; died 7 Apr 2001; buried here; headstone and two grave markers
photos shown; "CPL US ARMY * WORLD WAR II * PURPLE HEART".


Ethel Mae Billups

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 446; WV Archives Web Site.
Homer Spence; age 24; born at Coalwood, WV; single; living at iaeger, WV; married on 24 dec 1945
at Iaeger, WV; Ethel Me Billips; age 18; born in Pocahontas, VA; single; living at Iaeger, WV; with consent
of Nannie Billips, mother of Ethel Mae Billips.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 29 Dec 2013.
Ethel Me Spence; born 6 Mar 1930; died 13 Oct 1978; buried here; headstone and grave marker photos
shown.


Bobby Lee McPeake

1, Douglas Mortuary, Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Bobby Lee McPeak, 62, of Hemphill passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.

"Born January 25, 1958 in Hemphill he was the son of the late Earl Grady McPeak and Madeline Mavis Mullins Wyrick. He was a former backwasher with the McDowell County PSD, and was of the Methodist Faith.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Mullins and Earl R. McPeak, and a sister, Cathy A. McPeak.

"Those left to cherish his memories are three brothers, Earl McPeak and wife Susan, Timmy McPeak and Paul McPeak all of North Carolina; four sisters, Nyoka McPeak and husband Lloyd Lipscomb of Welch, Frances Mullins and husband Shannon of Virginia, Patricia Baldwin and husband Rockie of Beckley, and Christina Rash and husband Charles of North Carolina; and a host of nieces and nephews.

"Private graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020 at Thompson Cemetery at Big Jenny, WV with Rev. Johnny Kelly officiating. Due to the current health situation there will be no visitation and social distancing practice will be followed.

"The Douglas Mortuary of Welch is serving the McPeak family. On-line condolences to the family may be made at www.douglasmortuary.com."


Loretta Fay Hurt

1. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Loretta Fay McPeak, 67, of Welch passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Carilion RoanokeMemorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA.
"Born November 20, 1948 in Welch she was the daughter of the late Malcom Hurt and Ruth Mae Culp Hurt. She was a homemaker.
"Those left to cherish her memory are three sons, Robert Cannon and wife Amanda of Elloree, SC, Raymond Cannon of Greensville, SC, and Drayton Presley Cannon of SC; and one daughter, Carol Cannon of Panther; a brother, Vincent Hurt of Welch; two sisters, Donna Corder of Stafford, VA, and Edna Mullins of Hemphill; her ex-husband, Bobby Lee McPeak of Welch; and 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
"Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, September 3, at 12 Noon at the Havaco CommunityChurch, Havaco with the Rev. Dean Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in the ThompsonCemetery, Big Jenny...."