McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Ronnie Lee Scott

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; 6 Mar 2023; On-Line Edition.
"Ronnie Lee Scott, 68, of Maybeury, WV, went to be with his Lord peacefully February 26, 2023 at his home after a long illness. He was born March 30, 1954. He graduated from high school in Welch, WV and es a member of the Maybeury Church of God for 50 years. He also worked for Ramey Tazewell for 18 years. He loved the Lord, his family, and friends.

"Ronnie is preceded in death by his mother, Helen Johnson; sister Matha Johnson; nephew, Walter Keith Johnson; adoptive grandparents, Hobert and Artie Scott; and adoptive brothers and sisters, Carol, Buck, Pat, and Nancy.

"He is survived by his sisters, Judy Johnson of Maybeury, WV, Pamela Butler of Princeton, WV, and Kathy Gibson and Virgil Lambert of Pearisburg, VA; brother, Ricky Johnson and wife Belvia of Sparta, NC; and two adopted brothers, Clinton Scott and wife Donna and Kermit Scott.

"Homegoing service will be conducted on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the Maybeury Church of God in Maybeury with Rev. Kenneth Abram and Rev. Dolly Sexton officiating.

"Visitation will one hour before the service, from 1:00-2:00 PM.

"Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the Scott family."


Jason Gerard Wade

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; 6 Mar 2023; On-Line Edition.
"Jason Gerard Wade age 39 who resided at 17 Beth Lane in Eckman, West Virginia and departed this life in the comforts of his home on Sunday, February 19, 2023.

"He was born at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton, West Virginia on the 22nd day of August, 1983 and the son of Tamsey Wade Kelsor of Keystone, West Virginia and Gerald Shelton of Columbus, Ohio. After completing his High School education, Jason began working and was last employed at the Wal-mart Store in Bluefield, Virginia. Jason gave his life to Christ and was a faithful member of New Vision United Holiness Church in Northfork, West Virginia.

"In earlier years he was a member of both Galilee Baptist Church and McDowell Missionary Baptist Church. Jason was a quiet young man who loved reading the Bible. Also, he was a member of the Community of Praise Choir. He enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid fan of basketball.
Jason was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Tomie and Dorothy Wade and his paternal grandfathers, William Shelton and the Reverend Curtis Spencer.

"Jason leaves cherished memories to his parents, Tamsey (Kevin) Kelsor and Gerald Shelton; his daughter, Dream Goodson of Phoenix, Arizona; his siblings: Takeisha (Kevin) Hayes of High Point, North Carolina, Leyton (Amanda) Wade of Crumpler, West Virginia, Darrien Kelsor of Keystone, Yolanda Pelt, Lauren Harris, Michael and Donovan Gravely; his paternal grandmothers, Charlotte Spencer of Columbus, Francine Spencer of Northfork and Deaconess Brenda Kelsor of Algoma, West Virginia; a host of aunts and uncles; his nephews, nieces and a special niece, Leyonna Wade; many cousins and friends.

"Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at New Vision United Holiness Church in Northfork with the Elder Dorian Cox officiating. Family and friends will serve as both pallbearers and flower bearers. Visitation will begin at 11:30 AM.

"Services entrusted to Gregory-Page Funeral Home in Welch, West Virginia."


Matthew "Mattis" Justice

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1904); Page__; Line #130; Ancestry.com Website.
Mat Justus; age 23; born in Pike Co, KY; divorced; living in Buchanan Co, VA; son of _______;
married on 26 Aug 1904 in Buchanan Co, VA; Lu Stacy; age 25; born and living in Buchanan Co, VA;
single; daughter of Frank and H. Stacy.
2. 1930 Census, Pike Co, KY; District #6; taken 2/3 May 1930; Page 159A; Family #740/750.
Listed as Mat Justice; age 50; born in KY; married at 23; general store merchant; head of household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #1806; WV Archives Website.
Mathew Justice; age 67; born in 1889 in Buchanan Co, VA; widowed; retired coal miner; living at
Big Four, WV; son of John J. and Louise (Blankenship) Justice; died 5 Feb 1956 at Big Four, WV;
due to crushing injuries to head, chest and legs; hit by an automobile while walking on US 52 in
Kimball, WV; buried in Mullins Cemetery, Panther, WV; informant, Herschel Justice.


Lou Bandy Stacy

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1904); Page__; Line #130; Ancestry.com Website.
Mat Justus; age 23; born in Pike Co, KY; divorced; living in Buchanan Co, VA; son of _______;
married on 26 Aug 1904 in Buchanan Co, VA; Lu Stacy; age 25; born and living in Buchanan Co, VA;
single; daughter of Frank and H. Stacy.
2. 1930 Census, Pike Co, KY; District #6; taken 2/3 May 1930; Page 159A; Family #740/750.
Listed as Lou Justice; age 54; born in VA; married at 25; in household of husband, Matthew Justice.


Oscar Benton Bowen

1. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Oscar Benton Bowen
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marriage Age: 27
Birth Date: abt 1921
Marriage Registration Place: Newport News, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 22 Mar 1948
Marriage Place: Newport News, Virginia, USA
Father: Perry Bowen
Mother: Pearle Musick
Spouse: Rachel Blankenship
Certificate Number: 1948005363"


Rachel Blankenship

1, 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, WV; taken 11 Feb 1920; Page
231A; Family #302/304.
Listed as Rachel Blankenship; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, William B. Blankenship.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 3 Apr 1930; Page 201B; Family #16/16.
Listed as Rachel Blankenship; age 14; born in WV; in household of mother, Lou B,
Blankenship.
3. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Rachel Blankenship
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marriage Age: 30
Birth Date: abt 1918
Marriage Registration Place: Newport News, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 22 Mar 1948
Marriage Place: Newport News, Virginia, USA
Father: Boyd Blankenship
Mother: Lou Bandy Stacy
Spouse: Oscar Benton Bowen
Certificate Number: 1948005363"
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Rachel Baker [Rachel Bowen] [Rachel Bower] [Rachel Blankenship]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 6 Sep 1916
Birth Place: Paynesville, West Virginia
Death Date: Jan 1980
Father: Boyd Blankenship
Mother: Bandy Stacy
SSN: 232342453
Notes: Dec 1944: Name listed as RACHEL BAKER;
Sep 1958: Name listed as RACHEL BOWEN;
30 Dec 1987: Name listed as RACHEL BOWER"


Noah Blankenship

1, 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, WV; taken 11 Feb 1920; Page
231A; Family #302/304.
Listed as Noah Blankenship; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, William B. Blankenship.
2. Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Noah Blankenship
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 62
Birth Date: 26 Oct 1911
Death Date: 16 May 1974
Death Place: Stacy, Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 6 Jun 1974
Father: Boyd Blankenship
Mother: Lou Bandy Stacy
Spouse: Stella Blankenship
Certificate Number: 1974015888
Military Status: WWII"


Ira Edgell Blankenship

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger; Johnnycale Road; taken 12 Mar 1920;
Page 247B; Image 25 of 35; Family #248/252.
Listed as Iry Blankenship; age 2 yrs, 2 mons; born in WV; in household of father, John W.
Blankenship.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; taken 29 Apr 1930; Page 125A; Image
49 of 52; Family #426/430.
Listed as Ira Blankenship; age 13; born in WV; single; in household of father, John W. Blankenship.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 351; WV Archives Website.
Ira Blankenship; age 24; born in English, WV; single; living at Avondale, WV; married on 13 Feb 1943
at Avondale, WV; Verley Sampson; age 17; born in KY; single; living at Avondale, WV.
4. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #75-021353; Ancestry.com Website.
Ira Blankenship; age 57; born 18 Nov 1917 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; 4 years HS
education; living at Avondale, WV; son of John Wallace and Elizabeth (Addair) Blankenship;
married on 5 Jun 1975 at Grundy, VA; Marie Leanoa Hall; maiden name Mullins; age 56; born
25 Mar 1919 in WV; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; 2 years HS education; living at Avondale, WV;
daughter of Isom and Lola (Scruggs) Mullins.
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ira Blankenship
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 18 Nov 1917
Birth Place: Bartley, West Virginia
[Bartley|]
Death Date: 3 Mar 1992
Claim Date: 11 Jun 1975
Father: Wallace Blankenship
Mother: Lizzie Addair
SSN: 233289177
Disability Status: Disability denied - no record of type.
Notes: Oct 1938: Name listed as IRA BLANKENSHIP"


Verley Sampson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1943); Page 351; WV Archives Website.
Ira Blankenship; age 24; born in English, WV; single; living at Avondale, WV; married on 13 Feb 1943
at Avondale, WV; Verley Sampson; age 17; born in KY; single; living at Avondale, WV.


Isham Andrew "Isom" Mullins

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 243B, Family #85.
Listed as Isham A. Mullins, age 2 months, born in Apr 1900 in WV, in
household of father, Noah Mullins.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, transcribed by Lucy Church, at
www.geocities.com/rosebudwv/, page 8.
Listed as Isham Mullins, age 10, born in WV, in household of father, Noah
Mullins.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 214; WV Archives Website.
S.(sic, I) A. Mullins; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Avondale, WV; son of Noah
and Ellen; married on 26 May 1922 at Avondale, WV; Loretta Scruggs; age 16; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of William and Harriett.


Loretta Ann "Lola" Scruggs

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 7 May 1910; Page 92B; Image 27 of 31;
Family #240/242.
Listed as Loretta Scruggs; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, William M. Scruggs.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 214; WV Archives Website.
S.(sic, I) A. Mullins; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Avondale, WV; son of Noah
and Ellen; married on 26 May 1922 at Avondale, WV; Loretta Scruggs; age 16; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of William and Harriett.