WYOMING COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
Obituaries

Transcribed by Candace Robinson
(unless otherwise noted)


*Marshall Bailey, Anna, 86, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Baileysville, died Saturday in a Melbourne hospital after a long illness. Born March 27, 1886, in Wyoming County, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Nancy Gunnoe Bailey. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Baileysville. Her husband, Thomas, died in 1964. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Jr. of Baileysville and Harold of Canton, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. June Shannon of Melbourne, Fla., with whom she lived, and Mrs. Phyllis Lester of Chesterfield, Ind.; a stepson, Wayne Bailey of Baileysville; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Cook of Toneda; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery at Baileysville.
[ Beckley Post-Herald (only date known is 1972)]

* Bailey, Ingram, 81. died Tuesday in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. Born March 4, 1895, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late W.C. and Macallia Meadows Bailey. He was a retired coal miner, having worked in the mines for 47 years, was a veteran of World War I, was a member of the United Mine Workers Local 7604. Survivors include his wife Hattie Ann Canterbury Bailey; three sons, Seldon Bailey of Kopperston, Bernard of Oceana and Jack of Chandler, Arizona;  five brothers, Kelly of Massachusetts, Dee of Princeton, Gilbert of Spanishburg, Alton of Rock and George of Way Cross, Ga.; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Farley and Mrs. Toddie Schultz, both of Princeton, Mrs. Nora Agee of Fireco, Mrs. Eulah Adkins of Huntington and Miss Vada Bailey of Bluefield; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny. [ Beckley Post-Herald (only date known is 1976)]


*Bailey, John B,  91, died Sunday evening in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. Born April 6, 1884, in Wyoming County, he was a son of the late Madison and Mary McMillion Bailey. He was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County. Survivors include his wife, Pinie Guthrie Bailey: two sons, Wilson and Oley, both of Glen Fork. One daughter, Mrs. George Ackelson of Glen Fork: one sister, Mrs. Allie McMillion of Jesse: 9 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Russell Baptist Church at Glen Fork with Rev.Wiley Brooks and Rev. Everette Canterbury in charge. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Ravencliff.
[Beckley Post-Herald, March 9, 1976]


* Bailey, Onnie,  78 of Mullens died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday in a Mullens hospital after a long illness. Born June 3, 1895, at Oceana, he was a son of the late Perry and Eliza Farmer Bailey. He was a retired Mullens automobile dealer starting in 1922, was past president of of Mullens Rotary Club, was a member of Mullens United Methodist Church and was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Mollie Brooks Stone Bailey; one son Onnie Bailey Jr of Staunton, VA.: two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hankins and Mrs. Mora Chambers, both of Oceana, and one granddaughter. Entombment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum at Beckley. The family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1973)]


*Barber, Frank,92, of Oceana died Saturday in a Madison, Ohio, rest home following a long illness. He was born Oct. 14, 1879, at Oceana, a son of the late Joseph and Martha Walker Barber. He is survived by his wife, Corba Barber; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Elkins Cemetery at Oceana. [Beckley Post-Herald (no other date than 1971)]


* Barnett, Rev. Henry Allen, 75, of Eccles, died in a local hospital at 2:55 a.m. Sunday following an apparent heart attack. He was born April 17, 1897, at Whitley, Ky., a son of the late Daniel Boone and Mary M. Vanover Barnett. A retired minister and coal miner, he was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of McGraws. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Roxie Ellen Farley Barnett; seven sons, Chester of Glen Fork, Frank Dwayne, and Jack, all of Eccles, Garrett and Clyde, both at home, and John of Cleveland, Ohio; five daughters, Mrs. Arelina Vanover of Glendale, Calif., Mrs. Bessie.Davidson of Eccles, Mrs. Viola Brooks of Sabine, Mrs. Georgia Bailey and Mrs.June Milam, both of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Dovie Dunbar of Beckley and Miss Ollie Barnett of Glen White; one brother, Charles Barnett of Glen White; 35 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, A daughter, Mary Thomas, preceded him in death...burial will follow in the Calfee Cemetery at Mount Tabor. [Beckley Post-Herald (no known date other than 1972)


* Blankenship, Vallie, 82, Matheny, died Friday in a Beckley hospital at approximately 2 p.m. after a long illness. She was a daughter of the late Thompson and Markilla Walker. Survivors include her husband, Wayne Blankenship; two sons, Dennis and Forrest, both of Matheny; a daughter, Mrs. Nita Browning, Lyburn; a brother, Elsie Walker, and a sister, Mrs. Velma Brooks, both of Oceana; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Born Sept.3, 1892, she was a lifelong resident of Matheny, and a member of the Matheny Methodist Church. Burial will be in Stewart Cemetery, Matheny.
[Beckley Post-Herald (no known date other than 1974)]
* Blevins, Byram, 87, He died at his home Saturday night after a long illness. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny. Born at White Top, VA., June 3, 1888, he was a son of the late Jackson and Mary Blevins, He was a charter member of the Glen Fork Baptist Temple and senior deacon of the church. Blevins was also a member of the United Mine Workers, Local 7604.  His first wife Lela, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Goldie; five sons, Everrett and Lester,, both of Glen Fork, Oakley of Mullens, Cecil of Northfield, Ohio and David of  Middlesburg, Fla., two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Hurley of Glen Fork and Mrs. Edith Bartell of Butler, Pa., one brother, Hezekiah W. of Beckley; one sister, Mrs. Mahala Cook of Maple Meadow; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1975)]

* Brooks, Kemper, 95, of Windon Road in Marianna died Monday night in a Welch hospital. Born at Glen Rogers, July 16, 1877, he was a son of the late Franklin and Emmanzetta Farmer Brooks. He was a retired saw mill worker. His wife, Sarah Brooks, preceded him in death. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Pansy Mankin of Bolt and Miss Lila Brooks of Marianna; one son, Lida of St. Augustine, Fla.; one foster son, Jimmy Workman of Nashville, Tenn., and two brothers, James of Sabine and John D. of Glen Fork. Burial will be in Brooks Cemetery on Windon Road in Marianna. [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1972)]
* Brooks, Lakey. 67 of Ravencliff. She died  at her home Tuesday after an apparent heart attack. Born June 18, 1906, at McGraws, she was the daughter of the late John and Nancy Wyatt Holland. Burial will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. [Beckley Post-Herald, August 30, 1930]
* Blevins, Lela, 80, of Glen Fork died.She died at 2 p.m. Thursday in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. Born May 15, 1894, at Warrensville, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Thomas and Nancy Childress Day, and was a charter member of Glen Fork Baptist (sic) Temple. Survivors Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny. include her husband, Byram Blevins; five sons, David of Jacksonville, Fla., Cecil of Northfield, Ohio, Oakley of Mullens and Everette and Lester, both of Glen Fork; two daughters, Mrs. Avner (Elsie) Hurley of Glen Fork and Mrs. Joe (Edith) Bartell of Butler, Pa., three brothers, Joe and Estil, both of Glen Fork, and Lee of Oceana and Mrs. Ethel Hatcher of Rimensburg, Pa., 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. (Beckley Post-Herald [1974])
* Brooks, Pate, , 86, of Ravencliff, died at 3:45 p.m. Monday en route to a Beckley hospital after a short illness. Born May 8.1885, at Glen Fork, a son of he late James R. and Catherine Acord Brooks. He was a member of the Milam Methodist Church at McGraws. He was [a] retired farmer. A son, Burton, preceded him in death in 1954, and his wife, Gertrude, died in 1962. Survivors include nine sons, Paul, Randolph, and Raymond, all of Beckley; French of Sabine, Sehlburn of McGraws, William of Mullens, Thomas of Baltimore, Md., Homer of Oceana, Holroy of Atlanta, Ga.; one foster son Ira of  Winston-Salem, N.C.; two brothers, Roy of Pineville, Carl of Oceana; one sister, Mrs. Susie McGraw of Mullens; 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Ravencliff. [Beckley Post-Herald (no known date other than 1971)]
* Brooks, Sidney, 74, died Thursday morning in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. Born Sept. 11, 1900, at Glen Fork, he was a son of the late Leander and Sara B[r]ooks. He was a member of the Pineville Masonic Lodge No. 138, was a 32nd Degree Mason, Masonic Shrine, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was a former employee of the Eastern Associated Coal Corp. at Kopperston. Survivors include his wife, Velma Walker Brooks; one stepson, Kennis Cooke of Huntington; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Chambers Cemetery at Oceana. [Beckley Post-Herald, 1974]]
* Coldiron-Dorton, Beatrice, 79, of Glen Fork died in a Beckley hospital at 4:25 p.m. Thursday after a long illness. Born Aug.16, 1894 in Lee County, VA.,she was a daughter of the late Cass and Sallie Wells Coldiron and was a member of the Church of God at Pineville. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs.Elizabeth Grubb and Mrs, Mary Bailey, both of Glen Fork, Mrs. Robert Elswick of Cyclone and Mrs.Aney Acord of Lorain, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Nell Bloomer and Mrs.Gladys Church, both of Norton, VA,.a brother, Carl Coldiron of Glen Fork; 26 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great grandchildren. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny.[Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1973)

Conley, George, 76, of Oceana died Friday morning in a Welch hospital after a short illness. Born Aug. 20, 1897, at Oceana, he was a son of the late W. D, and Lake Cook Conley.  His wife, Hazel, died in 1972. He was the owner of Oceana Land Co. and formerly owned Oceana Lumber and Supply Co. He was a lifelong Wyoming County resident and was a member of the First Church of God in Oceana. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Sally Jean Paitsel of Oceana:  three sons, W.D. of Norfolk, Va., G.W. Jr. of Uniontown, Pa., and C.C. of Atlanta, Ga. and 12 grandchildren. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny.
[Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1973)]
* Cook, Earl C., 81, died at his home about 2 a.m. Monday after a long illness. Born Nov. 30 1892, at Jesse, he was a son of the late James J. Cook and Amanda Walker Cook. He was a lifelong resident of Jesse, a retired bookkeeper and taught school in Wyoming County. Survivors include his wife, Tava Browning Cook; one son, Earl C. Cook Jr. of Oceana; two daughters, Mrs. Roberta Chaney of Oceana and Mrs.Norma Caldwell of Carlsbad, N.M.; three stepsons, Eddie and Amos, both of Jesse, and Arlan Cook of Cleveland, Ohio; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Ramona Bryant of Brunswick, Ohio, and Mrs. Arbutus Sims and Mrs. Venlee Workman, and Mrs. Mamie Sluss, all of Jesse, and 15 grandchildren. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Jesse. [Beckley Post-Herald, (1973)]
*Cook, Garnette ,52, of Sarasota Fla., formerly of Wyoming County, died Friday in a Mullens hospital after a long illness. Born April 20,1919, in Wyoming, she was a daughter of Mrs.Margaret Adams Spence of Matheny and the late John Spence. Other survivors include her husband, Sydney Cook: a daughter, Mrs.Betty Martinze of Glen Burnie, Md.: a brother Lewis of West Palm Beach, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Zida Browning of Matheny, Mrs.Zada Engles of Wyoming, Mrs. Geneva Jewell of Jesse and Mrs. Oma Stewart of Oceana, and six grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today in the Matheny Methodist Church with Rev. Harry Stevens in charge. Burial will be in the Stewart Cemetery at Matheny. [Beckley Post-Herald, (no date given but 1971)]
* Cook, Herbert, 76, of Jesse died early Sunday morning after a long illness. Born Feb. 5, 1897, at Jesse, he was a son of the late James J. and Amanda Walker Cook. He was a retired mail carrier in Wyoming County. Survivors include his wife Ruby Sanders Cook; three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Betty) Cordle of Pineville, Mrs. Sam (Joann) Lubonia of Jesse and Mrs. Pete (Wilma) Bragg of Pineville; one son, Willis of Jesse; two brothers, Earl of Jesse and G.M. of Oak Hill; three sisters, Mrs. Howard (Bessie) Cook, Mrs. M.H. (Mannie) Sluss and Mrs. Powell (Verna) Brooks, all of Jesse; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Jesse. [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1973)]
* Cook, John, 86, died Thursday morning in a Beckley nursing home. Death was attributed to natural causes. Born Dec. 12, 1889, at Toney Fork, he was a son of the late Lenford and Mahulda Cook. His wife, Ella Grace Cook, preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Edwin of Innwood; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Marlin of Charleston and Mrs. Beulah Presley of Glen Rogers; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park at Beckley. [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1973)]
* Cook, Lula Ann, 71, of Oceana died Friday in a Fayetteville nursing home after a long illness. Born Oct. 23, 1900, at Oceana, she was a daughter of the late James E. and Fannie Brooks Rollins. Survivors include her husband, J. Earl Cook; three sons, James of Oceana and Harry and Henry, both of Kopperston; a brother, Rev. Wayne Rollins of Oceana; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny. [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1971)]
* Cook, Rife Clinton, 75 died Monday evening in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. Born March 27, 1901, at Jesse, he was a son of the late William Van and Isabell Walker Cook. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Guyandotte Baptist Church at Jesse, was a retired timberman, was a retired employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways and served as a janitor for the Oceana schools. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Browning Cook; three sons, Randall of Matheny, Ralph of Jesse and Harold of Tennessee; four daughters. Mrs. Twilla Fleming of McGraws, Mrs. Carl (Isabell) Ellis of Oceana, Mrs. Jean Ruszkowski of Gauley Bridge and Mrs.Virgil (Delores) Ellis Jr. of Sabine; four sisters, Mrs. China Taylor of Beckley, Mrs. Janey Bailey of Fairdale. Mrs. Jetta Brooks of Glen Fork and Mrs. Martilla Workman of McConnell; 18 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny. [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1976) ]
* Cook, Virgil A., 76, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday of an apparent heart attack. Born Aug. 23, 1898, at Keyrock, he was a son of the late Ballard and Minerva Laxton Cook.  He was a retired foreman for the State Department of Highways, was a member of the Rockcastle Baptist Church and was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County. Survivors include his wife, Belle Byrd Cook; one son, Curtis of Hayes, Va., five daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Weaver of Chesapeake, Va., Mrs. Eileen Tilley of Pineville.Mrs. Janice Farmer of Newport News, Va., Mrs. Freda Williams of Mins, Fla., and Mrs. Carolyn Dennis of Hampton, Va.; one brother, Clair L. Cook of Pineville; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Bailey and Miss Grace Hill, both of Beckley, and Mrs. Leola Edwards of Rockview; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Cook Cemetery at Keyrock. [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1974)]

* Cook, Virginia Birdie, 84, of Bob White, formerly of Oceana, died in a Madison hospital Thursday morning after a short illness. Born Nov. 30, 1889, in Wyoming County, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Nancy Gunoe Bailey. Her husband, William Wirt Cook died in 1957. Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Nina Mitchell of Bob White, Mrs. Gladys Kirk of Bloomingrose and Mrs. Mary Mitchell of Gordon; one son, Carson P, of Newcastle, Ind.; 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery at Toney Fork. [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1973]
* Daniels, Bud C.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. for Bud C. Daniels, 83 who died Friday at 2 p.m. in a Beckley hospital following an extended illness. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Born May 22, 1892 at Trough Fork. He was a lifetime resident of Wyoming County. He was the son of the late Tom and Fannie Brooks Daniels. A civic leader in the Matheny and Jesse communities, he attended the Matheny United Methodist Church and was a member of Pineville Lodge No. 138, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF & AM). He served a term as member of the Wyoming County Board of Education. His working years began with the Ritter Lumber Co., later working five years at the old Glen Morrison Mine. For 28 years he was an employee [sic] of the West Virginia Department of Highways and for four years, a deputy Sheriff. Survivors include his wife, Bessie Stewart Daniels; three sons, William Thomas, Franklin Delano and Orville Lee, all of Matheny; four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Macie Myrtle) Pizzino, Glen Fork, Mrs. Joe C. (Fannie Mary) Pizzino, South Charleston, Mrs. Douglas (Dimple Faye) Epling, Georgia, Mrs. Richard (Arthel Oma) Cassell, Kopperston, and Mrs. Charles (Patsy Ann) Dixon, Matheny; a brother, Clark Daniels, Bolt; 26 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, A daughter Ocie Oval, preceded him in death.
(Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1975)]

 *Elkins, Corba L.  75, of Oceana died at 11:30 a.m. Monday in a Mullens hospital after a long illness. Born Aug. 13, 1897, at Matheny, she was a daughter of the late Rice and Della Francis Stewart. Her husband preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Oulvert of Oceana and Raymond of Pontiac, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Bragg of Oceana, Mrs. Turman Bailey of Turkey Creek and Mrs. W.O. Johnson of Maywood, Calif.; one stepson, Ott Elkins of Oceana ; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Callie Lambert of Oceana and Mrs. Paul Smith of Flatswood, Ky.; two brothers, Oscar of Matheny and Emmett of Lookout; six sisters, Mrs. Maggie Osborne of Glen Daniel, Mrs. Terry Evans of Petersburg, Va., Mrs. Dora Stafford of Jesse, Mrs. Charlotte Stafford of  Oceana, Mrs. Maxine Brown of Temple, Tex., and Mrs. Mary Naylor of Mineral Wells; 24 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Elkins Cemetery at Oceana.
(Beckley Post-Herald,(no date other than 1972)) 
* Gentry, Belvia.  Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Belvia Gentry, 72, of 1515 Harper Rd., will be in Melton Mortuary Chapel at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Mrs. Gentry died in a local hospital at 10 p.m. Monday following a short illness. Born in Rockville, Oct. 24, 1899, she was a daughter of the late John and Nancy Wyatt Holland. She was a member of the Hilltop Baptist Church. Her husband, James C. Gentry, preceded her in death. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Golden (Beula) Morgan of Tonson, Md., Mrs. Hugh (Jean Ruth) Justice of Escondido, Calif., and Mrs. Jerry (Janet) Pizzino of Foster City, Calif.; four sons, James Robert of Detroit, Mich., Col. Paul Gentry of Fort Bragg, N.C., Herbert of Alexandria, Va., and Ruben of Beckley; five sisters, Mrs. John (Lakie) Brooks of Ravencliff, Mrs. James (Effie) Brooks of Lynco, Mrs, Millard (Garnet) Matney of Grundy, Va., Mrs. Dal (Gracie) Tolliver of Milford, Conn., and Mrs. Lou Dixon of Bolt; two brothers, John Holland of Beckley and Estil Goode of Grundy, Va.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A son Roy B. Gentry, preceded her in death in 1960.
[Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1971]

*Graham, Ollie Mae, 82 died Saturday in a Mullens hospital after a long illness. Born Jan. 8, 1894, at Baileysville, she was a daughter of Thea and Sarah Walker. Her husband Artemis, and one son Calvin Graham preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Douglas of Matheny, Tildon of Wyoming and James Albert of Milltown, Ind.; eight daughters, Miss Lola Graham of Matheny, Mrs. Mary Acord of Clear Fork, Mrs. Beaulah Harmon and Mrs. Gretchen Osborne of Big Four, Mrs. Anna Cook of Hatcher, Mrs. Martha J, Graham and Mrs. Golda Walker both of Kopperston, and Mrs. Irma Allen of Lynco; 43 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Stewart Cemetery.    [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1976)]
*Hash, Archie Eugene, 64, of Glen Fork, died recently at a Beckley hospital following a short illness. Born June 3, 1922, at Oceana, he was the son of Alta Walker Temple of Glen Fork and the late Polk B. Hash. Mr. Hash was a retired electrician from Wells Manufacturing in Illinois and a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by a son, Lonnie Hash. Other survivors include his wife, Virginia Faye Brooks Hash; four sons, Jimmy Hash of Glen Rogers, Wondal and David Hash, both of Chicago, Ill., and Roger Hash of Stone Park, Ill., two daughters, Carolyn Justus of Fox Lake, Ill., and Etta Frazier of Savy {Sabine}; three brothers, Jack and Lacy Hash, both of Glen Fork, and Mackie Hash of Libertyville, Ill.; a sister, Pauline Sturgill of Glen Fork, and 15 grandchildren. Burial was in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny.
[Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1978)] 
* Hash, Bryan William, 82, services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the First Church of God in Corrine. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity. Mr. Hash died Wednesday morning in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. Born April 15, 1896, in Virginia, he was a son of the late Elic and Gency Dalton Hash. A lifelong resident of Mullens, Mr. Hash was a member of the First Church of God in Corrine, a retired coal miner, member of the United Mine Workers of America and a World War I veteran. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Harold Hause of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Sam Lambert of Pineville and Mrs. David Monday and Mrs. Elva Jackson, both of Mullens; four sisters, Mrs. Virginia Nance, Mrs. Jack Faircloth and Mrs. Hazel Woody, all of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Mrs. J.V. Halsey of Sophia; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
[Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1978)]

Note: This is my family. Bryan's father's name is Alex, not Elic as listed above. The marriage certificate for his brother Polk (see obit below),  lists father as Alex Hash. I've also heard him referred to as Elic by older family members, but it was due to the country dialect of southern West Virginia.

* Hash, Ethel Mae, 65, died at her home at 400 Fairview Ave., Mullens, about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday after a long illness. Born June 10, 1906, in Wise County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Clark and Etta Carty. Survivors include her husband,, Bryan Hash of Mullens; four daughters, Mrs. Harold Hause of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Sam Lambert of Pineville, Mrs. David Monday and Mrs. Elva Jackson, both of Mullens; three brothers, Willard, Everett and Ernest Carty, all of Coeburn, Va., three sisters, Mrs. Arch Isreal of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Mrs. Ira Davis of Van; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.   [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1971)]
* Hash, Polk B., 74, Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Russell Baptist Church at Glen Fork. Burial will be in the Glen Fork Cemetery. He died in a Mullens hospital Friday evening after a long illness. He had been a retired coal miner since 1947 and was formerly employed with the Red Yard Coal Co., at Oceana. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, District 17, and Local Union 7604, and was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Alta Walker Hash; four sons, Archie and Mackie, both of Chicago, Ill.; Jack and Lasie [Lacy], both of Glen Fork; a daughter, Mrs. John W. Sturgill Jr., Hatcher; one brother, Bryan Hash, Mullens; six sisters, Mrs. Virginia Mance [Nance], Mrs. Hazel Woody, Mrs. Eva Kiger, and Mrs. Mary Faircloth, all of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Mrs. Ruth Halsey, Sophia, and Mrs. Bessie Crouse, Independence, Va.; 19 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
[Beckley Post-Herald, 1962.]

Note:  The exact date of this obituary is unclear since its a family memorial clipping, but the death certificate I have shows his death is Aug 24, 1962.
His burial site in the obit says Glen Fork Cemetery, its referred to by locals as Cline Cemetery in Glen Fork Grade School Hollow. 


*Lambert, John R, 77 of Oceana died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in a Charleston hospital after a long illness. Born Jan.7,1896, at Oceana, he was the son of the late James P. Lambert and Kathleen Skelton Lambert. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Lambert of Oceana; a son Thomas E. Lambert of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Garnett Gaye Herndon of San Jose, Calif.; two brothers, Charlie Lambert of Ohio and Dave Lambert of Matheny; one half brother, Bennie Lafferty of Matheny; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny. [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1973)]

*Lester, Ruth.  MULLENS, April 8 — Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Lester, age 71, who died at 1:15 yesterday in her-home at Indian Creek near Fanrock, will be conducted at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the residence. Mrs. Lester, a native of Nicholas county, was born Feb. 22, 1876, the daughter of Perry and Sarah Johnson Lester. She had been in failing health for several months. She had been a member of the Elkhorn Baptist church since 1915, The body was removed this afternoon to the home from Robertson and Fogelsong Funeral home. Survivors include her husband, R. T. Lester; six sons, Ed, Ken, Fred, and George of Fanrock. W. M. of Welch and Frank of Wyoming; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Robertson ,of Baltimore and Mrs. Mary Tabor of Staunton, Va.; two brothers, P. H. Lester of Herndon and John A. Lester of Wyoming, and two sisters, Mrs. Chloe Shannon of Baileysville and Mrs. Dorcas Roe of Briar.
(Beckley Post-Herald, April 9, 1947.)
* Milam, Emazella, 84, of Matheny died at her home Friday morning after a long illness. Born Aug. 26, 1889, at Mullens, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Rowe Whitt. Survivors include her husband, James T. Matheny; seven sons, James of Matheny, Horace of Otsego, Casey of Matheny, Jack of Crown City, Ohio, Rev. Jesse Milam of Matheny, Thomas of  New Richmond and Herbert of Lester; one daughter, Mrs. Delores Rhinehart of Matheny; three brothers, Joe Whitt of Helen and Johnny Whitt of Princeton; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Lester of Mullens and Mrs. Nancy Goad of Basin; 26 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny.  [Beckley Post-Herald ( no date other than 1973)]

* Shrewsbury, Leonard C..82, died Saturday morning in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. Death was attributed to natural causes. Born Oct. 13, 1893, at Beckers Ridge, he was a son of the late Thomas and Martha Blankenship Shrewsbury. He was a retired timberman, storekeeper and farmer. He established the first post office at Glen Fork and was a member of the Glen Fork Baptist Temple where he served as a former trustee. Survivors include his wife Lula Mae Cox Shrewsbury; three sons, Clifford and Dillard, both of Glen Fork, and Russell of Huntington; four daughters, Mrs. Cordie Brooks of Keystone, Mrs, Beatrice Lay of Glen Fork, Mrs. Virginia Nelson of Newport News, Va., and Miss Reva Shrewsbury, at home; three stepsons, Arlie Cox of Beckley, Virgil Cox of Tucson, Ariz., and Delmas Cox of Daniels; three brothers, Lee of Roanoke, Va., and George and Edward, both of Crab Orchard; one sister., Mrs. Ethel Griffin of Basin; 27 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. His first wife, Offie Dale Shrewsbury, a son, David, and a daughter, Gloria Cox, preceded him in death. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens at Metheny. [Beckley Post-Herald ( no date other than 1975)]
* Shumate, Bryan, 75, died about 1 p.m. Sunday in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. Born Jan.28, 1898, at Glen Fork, he was a son of the late Diamond Shumate and Etta Cook Shumate. Survivors include his wife, Imogene Cook Shumate; two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Bailey of Glen Fork and Miss Freda Shumate, at home; a stepson, Terry Cook of Glen Fork; a sister, Mrs. Hatie Brooks of Sabine; three brothers, Finley of Glen Fork, John of Matheny and Harper Shumate of Huntington, and three grandchildren. Shumate was a retired coal miner. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny.[Beckley Post-Herald ( no date other than 1973)]
*Shumate, Ernest A., 82, of Oceana died in a Beckley hospital Thursday after a long illness. He was a retired bookkeeper in Wyoming and Logan Counties and was a member of the Oceana First Baptist Church. His wife Minnie Walls Shumate, died in 1958. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Beulah Smith of Lexington, Ky. Burial will be in the Cook Cemetery at Oceana.
[Beckley Post-Herald ( no date other than 1975)]
* Shumate, May, 92.died in a Beckley hospital Friday at 5 p.m. following a long illness. Born July 10, 1883, at Matheny, she was a daughter of the late Charles S. and Mary Jane Workman Stewart. A lifelong resident of Matheny, she attended the Matheny Church of God. Survivors include her husband, John R. Shumate; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Workman, and Mrs. Ettie Jane Cook, both of Matheny; a son, John Bee Shumate, Fort Worth, Tex; a sister, Mrs. Addie Stewart, Matheny; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the family cemetery.  [Beckley Post-Herald ( no date other than 1975)]

 *Spence, Margaret 71, died in a Mullens hospital Wednesday morning after a long illness. Born Jan.13,1903, at Windom, she was a daughter of the late Andy and Nancy Stewart Adams. Her husband John Lewis, died in 1938. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens. [Beckley Post- Herald, Mar.1974]


* Spence, Perry, 84, of McGraws died at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. Born July 24, 1888, in Floyd County, Va., he was a retired coal miner and farmer. He was a son of the late Jeremiah Jefferson and Victoria Scott Spence. Spence was a member of the Milam United Methodist Church and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge at Ravencliff. His wife Ida Morgan Spence, died in 1971. Survivors include four sons, Glen of Cool Ridge, Cecil of Battle Creek, Mich., Dennis of Elyria, Ohio, and Cletus (Buddy) of South Bend, Ohio, six daughters, Mrs. Walter (Opal) McGraw and Mrs. Holt (Freda) Cozort, both of McGraws, Mrs, Junior (Gaye) Bailey of Fairdale, Mrs. Robert (Pauline) McKeenhan of Beckley, Mrs. William (Gladys) Walter of Belle, and Mrs. Dalue (Eunice) of Stuart, Va.; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park at Beckley. [Beckley Post-Herald ( no date other than 1972)]

* Died of Disease - Short, Alda. Baileysville, WV [3 Mar 1919; The Oregonian - sub. by K. Torp]
* Stacey, John Henry, 80, of Piney View died at his home Sunday following an extended illness. Born Nov.15, 1893, at Stacy, Va., he was the son of the late Clinton and Harriet Stacey, he was a retired minister of the Free Will Baptist Church and a miner from Kopperston local;. He is survived by his wife, Emma Stacey, and several nieces and nephews. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park. [Beckley Post-Herald ( no date other than 1973)]
* Stewart, Alonzo S., 55, of Ravencliff died Sunday in a Beckley hospital after an illness of four months. Born June 26, 1906, at Wilder, Tenn., he was a son of Mrs. Edna Dupree Stewart of Pineville, Ky., and the late Thomas H. Stewart. He was a member of the Bellmeade Baptist Church at Sabine and Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge, No. 18, at Ravencliff. Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Willa Lee West Stewart...Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.
(
Beckley Post- Herald. June 4, 1962)

* Stewart, Lula, died in a Welch hospital at 9:45 p.m. Sunday after a long illness. Born June 10, 1895, in Logan County, she was a daughter of the late Amos Brown and Ellen Brown. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy C. Stewart, in 1952, she is survived by her stepmother, Sarah Brown of Glen Rogers; five sons, William, Clayton and Elmer, all of Matheny, Acie of Pineville and James, Fort Orange, Fla., six daughters, Mrs. Bessie Wesley, of Ravencliff, Mrs. Mary Maynard of Mins, Fla., Mrs. Beatrice Mullins of South Point, Ohio, Mrs. Viola McKinney of New Richmond, Mrs. Susie Cook of Rockview, Mrs. Eula Terry of Matheny; a half sister, Mrs. Mary Ellis of Ravencliff; five half brothers Wade of Kopperston, Willie of Sabine, Worley of Matheny, Wiley Brown address unknown, and Weldon Brown of Beckley; 42 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Stewart Cemetery at Metheny [sic]. 

* Stump, Golden,  101, of New Richmond, formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, December 20, 1991 in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, following a long illness.
     She was born in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Marcellus and Susan Stump. She was a Baptist. Surviving are one sister-in-law, Alta Stump, of Grantsville, and several  nieces      and nephews. Graveside services were held Sunday, December 22, 1991, at the Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville with Rev. Stanley Ash officiating.
[The Glenville Democrat, January 2, 1992 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]


*Toler, Nettie W., 92, died in a Beckley hospital at 3:30 a.m. Monday after a long illness. Born Nov.15, 1882, at Jesse, she was a daughter of the late Zachary and Mary Cook Workman. Her husband, William R. Toler, died in 1965. Survivors include a son, Earsel of Mullens; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Cook of Oceana and Mrs. Icie Farley of Rockview; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny. [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1974)]


* Walker, Elva Clifton, 79, died Sunday in a Man hospital after a long illness. Born Nov.4, 1896, at Oceana, he was a son of the late Oley and Mary Elizabeth Walker. He was a retired coal miner with 40 years service with Amherst Coal Co. at the Lundale mine. Survivors include his wife, Lena Bailey Walker; three sons, Ernest of Davin, Elva of Franklin, Ohio, and Jimmy, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Lois Castel of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Phyllis Cornelius of Miami, Fla., Mrs Betty Hill of Cyclone and Mrs. Mary Etta DiGregorio of Germany; one brother, Roy Walker of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters. Mrs. Etta Walker and Mrs. Hattie Perry, both of Oceana, and 16 grandchildren. Burial will be in Walker Cemetery near Matneytown.
 [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1975)]
* Dr. Ernest Malcomb Wilkinson,73, died about 6 a.m. Monday at his home after a long illness. Born March 30, 1899, at McKinney, Va., he was a son of the late Dr. R.E. and Lucy Dole Wilkinson. He was educated at Hampden-Sidney College in Farmington, Va., and was graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1923. He was admitted to practice medicine in West Virginia and Virginia and was a member of the Pineville Rotary Club. Dr. Wilkinson began practicing medicine at Dan in McDowell County in 1924 and went to Welch where he was associated with Dr. Harry G. Camper. He came to Pineville in 1935 and practiced medicine until a few months ago. He established the Pineville Maternity Hospital and was a Wyoming County public health doctor. Surviving are his wife, Addie Mae Wilkinson; two sons, Ernest Jr. of Covington, Va., and Richard W. of  Bluefield; two brothers, Richard and David Peter, both of McKinney, three sisters, Mrs. James A. (Sally)Williams of McKinney, Mrs. Mary Jane Harris of Richmond, Va., and Mrs. Henry (Martha) Rogers of Welch, and four grandchildren. A brother, William, preceded him in death.  [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1972)]

*Walls, Linza, 75, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday in a Welch hospital after a long illness. Born April 26, 1899, at Simon, he was a son of the late David and Elizabeth Justice Walls. He was a retired coal miner, was a member of the Reedy United Methodist Church and was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County. Survivors include his wife, Murla Hatfield Walls; one son, Earl J. of  Pineville; two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Green of Pineville and Mrs, Jessilene Gibson of Glen Fork; two brothers, Joe of Helen and Rush of Oceana; two sisters, Mrs. Ina Morell and Mrs. Ocie Toler, both of Simon, and five grandchildren. Burial will be in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny. [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1974)]

* Dr. Lewis S. Workman, DDS, 95, of Jesse died at 11 p.m. Thursday in a Welch hospital after a long illness. He was born March 10, 1876, in Jesse, a son of the late Zachary and Marinda Cook Workman. He was graduated from the Cincinnati Dental College in 1904 and maintained a dental office in Wyoming County from 1904 to 1970. Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Eva Stewart Workman; two sons, Frank of Jesse and Elmer C. of McConnell; a daughter, Mrs. Walton Rose of Pineville; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Cook of Oceana, Mrs. Nettie Toler of Mullens and Mrs. Icy Farley of Beckley; 16 grandchildren: 31 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Burial will be at Palm Memorial Gardens in Matheny.  [Beckley Post-Herald (no date other than 1971)]
Barrett, James, of Wyoming, was instantly killed by a saw log saw rolling over him last week He was working near Logan court house when the accident happened.
(Wheeling Register, July 6, 1885. Vol 22, issue 361, pg 4. Transcribed by Candace Robinson)







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