Costly Albert Conner1,2,3

M, b. September 9, 1874, d. May 16, 1962
FatherJames Harrison Conner4,2,3,5 b. July 2, 1849, d. November 29, 1922
MotherLouisa Frances Stewart4,2,3,5 b. August 26, 1847, d. September 28, 1945
     Costly Albert Conner was buried at Bethel Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,3 He was born on September 9, 1874 at Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia; His death record says he was born in Floyd Co, VA.1,2 He married Martha Amelia Tiller on November 16, 1902 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.6,3 Costly Albert Conner died on May 16, 1962 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 87.2,3 He Princeton - Costly Albert Conner, 87, of the Princeton-Beckley Road died at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday in his home. A retired farmer, he was born in Floyd County, Va., a son of the late James and Louise Stewart Conner. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Martha Tiller Conner; four sons, Bernice T. and Bernard C., both of Kegley, Willard of Princeton, and Albert Conner of Toledo, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Louella Whitt, of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Pennington and Mrs. Nora Bennett, both of Princeton, a brother, Fred Conner of the old Athens Road, 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Burns Wornal Memorial Chapel of memorial Funeral Directory in Princeton with the Rev. Ernest Boyd in charge. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery near Princeton. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. The body will remain at the funeral home. on May 17, 1962.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 119, District 82, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia4
1920Dwelling 112, District 104, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia7
1930Dwelling 114, District 34, Rock, Mercer Co., West VirginiaEnumerated as A. Albert Conner8
1940Dwelling 30, District 28-51, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1900Day laborer4
1920Farmer7
1930Farmer8
1940Farmer9

Family

Martha Amelia Tiller b. September 9, 1874, d. May 16, 1962
Marriage*Costly Albert Conner married Martha Amelia Tiller on November 16, 1902 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.6,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Costly Albert Conner death record.
  3. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Costly Albert Conner obituary in the May 17, 1962 edition.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Zora M. Doyle obituary in the Nov 3, 1946 edition.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Tiller marriage record.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Bernice Taft Conner obituary in the Nov 14, 1979 edition.
  11. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Albert Raymond Conner obituary in the Nov 29, 2005 edition.
  12. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Bernard C. Conner obituary in the Oct 5, 1982 edition.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  14. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Albert Conner murder article in the Feb 3, 1949 edition.
  15. [S1576] VA, USA: National Publishing Co., 1946 Young American Patriots. Richmond, U. S., World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945.

Vioma Tilda Conner1,2,3,4

F, b. April 12, 1870, d. May 28, 1941
FatherWilliam Morgan Conner1,5,6,4 b. October, 1847, d. October 23, 1913
MotherElsie Emily "Emma" Manning5,1,6,4 b. February 18, 1847, d. October 25, 1930
     Vioma Tilda Conner was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 She was born on April 12, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,4 She married William M. Hale, son of James Milton Hale and Mary Ellen Wilcox, on February 5, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 As of February 5, 1891,her married name was Hale. Vioma Tilda Conner died on May 28, 1941 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 71.3,4

Census Records

1870Dwelling 203, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1880Dwelling 149, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 98, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 291, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 46, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 82, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 167, District 81-13, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia11

Family

William M. Hale b. September 20, 1868, d. October 15, 1945
Marriage*Vioma Tilda Conner married William M. Hale, son of James Milton Hale and Mary Ellen Wilcox, on February 5, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John L. Johnson obituary in the Aug 11, 2001 edition.

Fredrick Hines "Fred" Conner Sr.1,2,3,4,5

M, b. May 22, 1878, d. June 4, 1965
FatherJames Harrison Conner6,5,7,8 b. July 2, 1849, d. November 29, 1922
MotherLouisa Frances Stewart6,5,7,8 b. August 26, 1847, d. September 28, 1945
     Fredrick Hines "Fred" Conner Sr. was buried at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 1917 West Main Street, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.5 He was born on May 22, 1878 at Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia; His death record says he was born in Floyd, Co., VA.2,5 He married Mary Parthiena Bailey on December 25, 1901 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.9 Fredrick Hines "Fred" Conner Sr. died on June 4, 1965 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 87.5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 119, District 82, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia6
1920Dwelling 510, District 88, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 238, District 19, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia10

Occupation

1900Farm laborer6
1920Railway shop blacksmith1
1930Railroad shop blacksmith10

Family

Mary Parthiena Bailey b. February 9, 1882, d. September 29, 1966
Marriage*Fredrick Hines "Fred" Conner Sr. married Mary Parthiena Bailey on December 25, 1901 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Lou C. Reynolds obituary in the Mar 23, 2008 edition.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Martin-Conner marriage record.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Fred Hines Conner death record.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Nora Ann Bennett obituary in the Jul 8, 1964 edition.
  8. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Zora M. Doyle obituary in the Nov 3, 1946 edition.
  9. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Mary Parthenia Conner obituary in the Oct 1, 1966 edition.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Oletha C. Martin obituary in the Oct 25, 2007 edition.
  12. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Sylvia Martin Smith obituary in the Jan 23, 2007 edition.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  14. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the James Gifford Conner obituary in the Apr 29, 1989 edition.
  15. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Loena Elsie White obituary in the Nov 8, 1998 edition.
  16. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Arlee Burman Conner obituary in the Apr 4, 2012 edition.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Rezzonico marriage record.

Zora Marilla Conner1,2

F, b. February 7, 1872, d. November 1, 1946
FatherJames Harrison Conner1,3,2,4,5 b. July 2, 1849, d. November 29, 1922
MotherLouisa Frances Stewart1,3,2,4,5 b. August 26, 1847, d. September 28, 1945
     Zora Marilla Conner was buried at Bethel Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,2,4 She was born on February 7, 1872 at Crockett Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,5 She married Charles Thomas "Charlie" Doyle, son of James Allen Doyle and Martha Ann Jewell, on March 29, 1893 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.3,2,5 As of March 29, 1893,her married name was Doyle. Zora Marilla Conner died on November 1, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 74.4,5 She Mrs. Zora M. Doyle, 73, died Friday at the home of her son, Vincent Doyle, 108 Crescent street, Roanoke, after an illness of six years. Mrs. Doyle was born Feb. 7, 1872, at Crockett Springs, Va., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Conner. Her husband and three daughters preceded her in death. Mrs. Doyle is survived by four daughters: Mrs. B. D. Lambert, Rocky Gap; Mrs. H. E. Nicewonder, Bluefield; Mrs. Cara Doyle, Baltimore; and Miss Clara Doyle, Bluefield; and four sons: J. H., Phoenix, Arizona; Curtise, Roanoke; E. W., Bluefield; and V. T. Doyle, Roanoke. Two brothers, Fred Conner, Princeton and Albert Conner, Kegley; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Pennington, Princeton; and Mrs. Nora Bennet, Athens; 18 grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held at the Princeton Church of God this afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. W. D. McCraw, officiating assisted by the Rev. N. A. Conner. Interment will be at the family cemetery in Bethel. The body will remain at the home of her son, until this morning. Friends who can furnish cars are requested to be at the church at 1:30 p.m. on November 3, 1946.4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 159, District 62, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 63, District 93, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 79, District 88, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia8

Family

Charles Thomas "Charlie" Doyle b. December 3, 1869, d. September 21, 1917
Marriage*Zora Marilla Conner married Charles Thomas "Charlie" Doyle, son of James Allen Doyle and Martha Ann Jewell, on March 29, 1893 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.3,2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S637] "Doyle - The Herbert Wade Doyle, Jr. Family,."
  2. [S909] Donna Nicewonder Bensey, "Zora Conner, Stewart, and Doyle Genealogy," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jun 14, 2002.
  3. [S724] Sallie Hays, Mercer Co., West Virginia Marriages 1854-1901.
  4. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Zora M. Doyle obituary in the Nov 3, 1946 edition.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ernest Webster Doyle death certificate.
  10. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Ernest Webster Doyle obituary in the Sep 18, 1947 edition.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Anne M. Nicewonder death certificate.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Darsce Delores Nicewonder death record.

Martha Amelia Tiller1

F, b. September 9, 1874, d. May 16, 1962
     Martha Amelia Tiller was buried at Bethel Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia. She was born on September 9, 1874 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia. She married Costly Albert Conner, son of James Harrison Conner and Louisa Frances Stewart, on November 16, 1902 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,2 As of November 16, 1902,her married name was Conner.1 Martha Amelia Tiller died on May 16, 1962 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 87.

Census Records

1920Dwelling 112, District 104, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia3
1930Dwelling 114, District 34, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia4
1940Dwelling 30, District 28-51, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia5

Family

Costly Albert Conner b. September 9, 1874, d. May 16, 1962
Marriage*Martha Amelia Tiller married Costly Albert Conner, son of James Harrison Conner and Louisa Frances Stewart, on November 16, 1902 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Tiller marriage record.
  2. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Costly Albert Conner obituary in the May 17, 1962 edition.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Bernice Taft Conner obituary in the Nov 14, 1979 edition.
  7. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Albert Raymond Conner obituary in the Nov 29, 2005 edition.
  8. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Bernard C. Conner obituary in the Oct 5, 1982 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Albert Conner murder article in the Feb 3, 1949 edition.
  11. [S1576] VA, USA: National Publishing Co., 1946 Young American Patriots. Richmond, U. S., World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945.

Bernice Taft Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. October 31, 1906, d. November 13, 1979
FatherCostly Albert Conner5,6,7,4,8 b. September 9, 1874, d. May 16, 1962
MotherMartha Amelia Tiller5,6,7,4,8 b. September 9, 1874, d. May 16, 1962
     Bernice Taft Conner was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.3,4 He was born on October 31, 1906 at Kegley, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,4 He married Gracie Ellen Sperling on July 14, 1936 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1 Bernice Taft Conner died on November 13, 1979 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 73.4 He Bernice Taft Conner, 73, of Kegley, died in a Princeton hospital Tuesday morning after a short illness. He was born at Kegley, the son of the late C. A. and Amelia Tiller Conner. He was a retired employee of the Virginia Brock and Tile, a member of the Kegley United Methodist Church, a member of the Bible Class of the church and the Princeton Old Guard He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Joan Whitt of Toledo, Ohio; three brothers, Bernard C. Conner of Kegley, J. Willard Conner and A. Raymond Conner, both of Princeton. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at ll a.m. with the Rev. Samuel Zeoli officiating at the Bums-Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be members of the Princeton Old Guard. on November 14, 1979.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 112, District 104, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia6
1930Dwelling 114, District 34, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia5
1940Dwelling 30, District 28-51, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1930Farm laborer5
1940Brick plant laborer9

Family

Gracie Ellen Sperling
Marriage*Bernice Taft Conner married Gracie Ellen Sperling on July 14, 1936 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Sperling marriage record.
  2. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  3. [S2241] Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mercer Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=conner&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=52&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=52527626&CRid=79747&df=all&
  4. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Bernice Taft Conner obituary in the Nov 14, 1979 edition.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Costly Albert Conner obituary in the May 17, 1962 edition.
  8. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Albert Raymond Conner obituary in the Nov 29, 2005 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Bernard Craft Conner1,2

M, b. October 31, 1906, d. October 5, 1982
FatherCostly Albert Conner3,4,5,2,6,7 b. September 9, 1874, d. May 16, 1962
MotherMartha Amelia Tiller3,4,5,2,6,7 b. September 9, 1874, d. May 16, 1962
     Bernard Craft Conner was buried at Bethel Cemetery, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 235-05-9319.8 He was born on October 31, 1906 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.8,9 He married Anna Lee Knight on November 29, 1933 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,2,10 Bernard Craft Conner Bernard C. Conner, 75, of Kegley, died Wednesday morning (should be Tuesday) in a Princeton hospital. He was member of the Kegley United Methodist Church, and the Princeton Old Guard. He was a son of the late C.A. and Amelia Tiller Conner. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Anna Knight Conner; one daughter, Mrs. Vinie (Josephine) Wiley of Kegley; one sister, Mrs. Doan Whitt of Toledo, Ohio; and two brothers, J. Willard and A. Raymond Conner, both of Princeton. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Burns Womal Chapel of Memorial Funeral Directory on Athens Road, Princeton, with Rev. B.G. Blackburn and Rev. Randy Sargents officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Princeton. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. on October 5, 1982.2 He died on October 5, 1982 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 75.

Census Records

1920Dwelling 112, District 104, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia4
1930Dwelling 114, District 34, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia3

Occupation

1930Brick plant laborer3

Family

Anna Lee Knight b. circa 1912, d. August 17, 1983
Marriage*Bernard Craft Conner married Anna Lee Knight on November 29, 1933 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,2,10 
Child

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Knight marriage record.
  2. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Bernard C. Conner obituary in the Oct 5, 1982 edition.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Costly Albert Conner obituary in the May 17, 1962 edition.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Bernice Taft Conner obituary in the Nov 14, 1979 edition.
  7. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Albert Raymond Conner obituary in the Nov 29, 2005 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  10. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Anna L. Conner obituary in the Aug 18, 1983 edition.
  11. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Josephine Myrl Conner Wiley obituary in the Sep 16, 2016 edition.

James Willard Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. May 3, 1912, d. June 26, 1983
FatherCostly Albert Conner5,6,7,4,8,9,10 b. September 9, 1874, d. May 16, 1962
MotherMartha Amelia Tiller5,6,7,4,8,9,10 b. September 9, 1874, d. May 16, 1962
     James Willard Conner James Willard Conner, 71, of the Old Athens Road in Princeton, died Sunday morning, June 26, 1983 in a Princeton hospital after a long illness. Born May 3, 1912 in Kegley, he was a retired employee of the Mercer County Board of Education and was a member of the Kegley United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by one son, James Kenneth Conner. Survivors include his wife, Trixie Gladys Hill Conner of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Sue Farley of Princeton; one sister Mrs. Doan Whitt of Toledo, Ohio; one brother, A. Raymond Conner of Princeton; two granddaughters also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Burns-Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on Athens Road in Princeton with Rev. Charles Scraggs officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Friends may call the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.2 He was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,2 His Social Security Number was 235-05-9316.11 He was born on May 3, 1912 at Kegley, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,2,11 He married Trixie Gladys Hill on September 3, 1938 at Pearisburg, Giles Co., Virginia.2,3,4 James Willard Conner died on June 26, 1983 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 71.1,2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 112, District 104, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia6
1930Dwelling 114, District 34, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia5

Family

Trixie Gladys Hill b. August 7, 1913, d. September 2, 1987
Marriage*James Willard Conner married Trixie Gladys Hill on September 3, 1938 at Pearisburg, Giles Co., Virginia.2,3,4 
Children
  • James Kenneth Conner2,3
  • Bettye Sue Conner2,3

Citations

  1. [S2241] Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mercer Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=conner&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=52&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=52527626&CRid=79747&df=all&
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the James Willard Conner obituary in an unknown edition.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Trixie Gladys Hill Conner obituary in an unknown edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Costly Albert Conner obituary in the May 17, 1962 edition.
  8. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Bernard C. Conner obituary in the Oct 5, 1982 edition.
  9. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Bernice Taft Conner obituary in the Nov 14, 1979 edition.
  10. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Albert Raymond Conner obituary in the Nov 29, 2005 edition.
  11. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Albert Raymond Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. October 21, 1919, d. November 27, 2005
FatherCostly Albert Conner5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,3 b. September 9, 1874, d. May 16, 1962
MotherMartha Amelia Tiller5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,3 b. September 9, 1874, d. May 16, 1962
     Albert Raymond Conner was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,12,4 He married Ruth Melvina Lucas.1,13,14,12,3,15,16 Albert Raymond Conner was born on October 21, 1919 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,12 He ALBERT CONNER CONFESSES TO SHREWSBURY MURDER WHEN FACED WITH LIE DETECTOR - Princeton, Feb 1 - Faced with a lie detector which had been brought from Charleston by State Police earlier in the day, Albert Raymond Conner, 30 year old resident of Stumpy Bottom confessed at 8:15 Monday that he murdered Canada Shrewsbury early Sunday morning under the bridge over the Virginian railway. This brought to a quick ending a mysterious case on which state police and county officials had been working almost continuously for 36 hours. Shrewsbury's body was found about 6 p.m. Sunday by W. A. Wiley of Princeton, a track walker for the Virginian railroad. It was leaning against concrete cribbing flanking the road from Mercer street to the Virginian shops. There were bold stains on the cribbing and on the tracks and ties about 30 feet away and blood stains on the ground in between, thus indicating that Shrewsbury might have been hit by a train and crawled to the spot where he died. His pocketbook containing $370 was found on his person but no papers to identify him and it was not until some hours later that a son, hearing a newscast telling of the finding of an unidentified body, went to the Fredeking-Seaver Funeral Directory and recognized his father. Checking into Shrewsbury whereabouts the preceding night police found that he had gone to a dance near Spanishburg with the wife of Conner. Sunday afternoon police took Conner, his wife Ruth, her brother Bill Lucas and Hazel Caldwell into custody and began questioning them. Lucas and the Conner girl were at the Conner home Sunday morning, but their stories were contradictory and Monday the lie detector was sent for. Before it had been used Conner told officers that Shrewsbury and Ruth Conner came to the Conner home on Rosalind avenue where Conner had been all evening. Shrewsbury left about an hour later and Conner followed him to the underpass on Rogers avenue where he accosted him and warned him about his attentions to his wife. Conner said that Shrewsbury started to attack him and hit him in the head with a piece of pipe, after which Shrewsbury started across the fields towards Princeton, The place where his body was found was three-quarters away for the point where Conner said the fight occurred. Shrewsbury's pocketbook contained about $370, but his son Rupert said he usually carried about $1200 on his person, and persons at the dance said that he was "flashing" a big roll of money there. The lie detector, brought here by State Police Spl. N. C. Reger from Charleston, and making its initial appearance in Mercer county, was used after Conner confessed, on the Lucas and Caldwell girl and it showed that their statements, which corroborated Conner's confession, were not lies. Mrs. Conner was also questioned late Monday night. Members of the Conner family said that Walter Burton, Princeton criminal lawyer would be retained to defend him. Funeral services for Shrewsbury were held at 2 p.m. this afternoon at the Presbyterian church at Lashmeet with the Rev. Z. F. Mayberry and the Rev. manning in charge. Interment will be in Resthaven cemetery. The body was taken from the Fredeking-Seaver Funeral Directory to the home of his son, Rupert on the Beckley road where he also lived. He is survived by his wife, two daughters Mrs. Pauline Hughes of Beckley, Mrs. Louise Whittaker of Matoka; two sons, Paul Shrewsbury of Matoka and Rupert of Princeton. Mr. Shrewsbury was born in Rich Creek, Va. April 2, 1882, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shrewsbury. He had lived in Princeton for about three years. Pallbearers were Edward Blankenship, Wilfred Calfee, John Keatley, Charles Blankenship, Jimmy Mills, Azie Miller, Robert Taylor and Dale Ferguson. His grandchildren were flower bearers. on February 2, 1949.1 He Princeton, Feb 2 - Albert Raymond Conner, who confessed to the murder Sunday morning of Canada Huston Shrewsbury, was take from the Mercer county jail Tuesday afternoon by state trooper Burner at 4:45 and arraigned before Magistrate E. Dale Bailey. He was accompanied by his father and Roscoe Pendelton, former prosecutor of Mercer county. Conner waived trail and was bound over to the grand jury. Conner's wife her brother Bill Lucas and Hazel Caldwell, a close friend of Lucas, who were also being held, were released from jail. Bond was fixed by Judge F. Morton Wagner at $5,000 and was signed by Conner's parents, C. A. and Amelia Conner of Black Lick. on February 3, 1949.7 He CONNER CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER - Princeton, Nov 10 - After deliberating all Thursday morning and for about an hour after the noon recess, the jury in the Conner case returned a verdict of guilty of Voluntary manslaughter, which carries with it a prison sentence of one to five years in the state penitentiary, Defense attorneys Roscoe H. Pendelton, former Mercer counter prosecuting attorney, and J. S. Kahle immediately moved to set the verdict side and grant a new trial and Judge F. Morton Wagner set Monday, November 26 as the date for hearing on this petition. The trial, one of the longest and most sensational in the annals of the county, started on Wednesday, November 2, and about 125 witnesses were heard. The jury got the case at 4:30 Wednesday evening, deliberated until 9:30 Wednesday night and for about five more hours on Thursday before reaching a verdict. Conner, and employee of the Celanese plant, about 30 years of age, was charged with the murder of Canada Huston Shrewsbury, age 79, on the night of January 30, 1949, and was indicted by the grand jury in the April term of court. He admitted having struck the deceased man in the head with an 11 inch iron bolt about a quarter mile from his home, but said his victim walked away from him across the fields. His frozen body was found about half a mile away about 6 o'clock the next morning by a track walker for the Virginian railroad lying in a half-filled ditch near the bridge over the tracks. Conner stated that he had struck Shrewsbury because of the latter's attention to Mrs. Conner, but the State contended that the defendant knew and approved of his wife's affair with the elderly man and contended that robbery was the motive, but a missing roll of bills, supposedly containing about $1200 was said to have been in Shrewsbury's pockets at the time he met his death. A highlight of the trial was the 101-page deposition of Mrs. Conner, taken at her home on October 28 by Judge F. Morton Wagner and attorneys for the State and defense. Mrs. Conner is pregnant and doctors advised that she not be called to the witness stand. on November 11, 1949.17 He Princeton - Albert Raymond Conner was committed to the Mercer County jail this morning to start serving his sentence after the State Supreme Court refused to allow a writ of error on February 5. Conner had been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Canada H. Shewsbury last year. on April 17, 1951.18 He died on November 27, 2005 at Lerona, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 86.2,12 He PRINCETON — Albert Raymond Conner, 86, of Roseland Avenue, Princeton, died early Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2005 at the Harmony House, Lerona. Born Oct. 21, 1919, at Princeton, he was the son of the late Cosley Albert and Amelia Tiller Conner. Mr. Conner was educated in Mercer County, a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. He was a retired truck driver for Bluestone Paving Company of Princeton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Melvina Lucas Conner along with brothers, Willard, Bernice and Bernard Conner and a sister, Louella Whitt, and several infant children. Survivors: Six children, Charles E. Conner and wife Cecelia of Lincoln, Neb., Martha Toney of Herndon Mountain, Phyllis Shockley of Bumpass, Va., Lawrence R. Conner and wife Tiny, Lewis D. Conner and wife Regina, Jerry L. Conner and wife Elizabeth all of Princeton; 12 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Terry Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton. Friends may visit with the family today from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers are three of his grandsons, Lewis D. "Buddy" Conner Jr., Raymond C. "Ray" Conner, Brian L. Conner and three family friends, Cletis Dickerson, Charles Grubb and David Vance. Military graveside service will be conducted by the Mercer County Veterans Council. on November 29, 2005.12

Census Records

1920Dwelling 112, District 104, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia6
1930Dwelling 114, District 34, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia5
1940Dwelling 30, District 28-51, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia10

Family

Ruth Melvina Lucas b. 1922, d. December 10, 1984
Marriage*Albert Raymond Conner married Ruth Melvina Lucas.1,13,14,12,3,15,16 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Albert Conner murder article in the Feb 2, 1949 edition.
  2. [S1405] National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  3. [S1576] VA, USA: National Publishing Co., 1946 Young American Patriots. Richmond, U. S., World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945.
  4. [S2241] Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mercer Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=conner&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=52&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=52527626&CRid=79747&df=all&
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Albert Conner murder article in the Feb 3, 1949 edition.
  8. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Costly Albert Conner obituary in the May 17, 1962 edition.
  9. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Bernard C. Conner obituary in the Oct 5, 1982 edition.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Bernice Taft Conner obituary in the Nov 14, 1979 edition.
  12. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Albert Raymond Conner obituary in the Nov 29, 2005 edition.
  13. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Jerry Lee Conner obituary in the Jan 29, 2011 edition.
  14. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Martha Lou Toney obituary in the Jul 31, 2009 edition.
  15. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Ruth Elvina Conner obituary in the Dec 12, 1984 edition.
  16. [S1782] Lincoln Journal Star, From the Charles E. Conner obituary in the May 15, 2016 edition.
  17. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Nov 11, 1949 edition.
  18. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Apr 17, 1951 edition.
  19. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  20. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Diana Carol Conner death record.

Lou Ella Conner1,2

F, b. February 8, 1904, d. June 30, 2001
FatherCostly Albert Conner3,4,5,6 b. September 9, 1874, d. May 16, 1962
MotherMartha Amelia Tiller3,4,5,6 b. September 9, 1874, d. May 16, 1962
     Her Social Security Number was 287-26-3976.2 Lou Ella Conner was buried at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Lucas Co., Ohio.7 She was born on February 8, 1904 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,1 As of March 5, 1930,her married name was Whitt.2 She married Doan Nicholas Whitt on March 5, 1930 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2 Lou Ella Conner died on June 30, 2001 at Maumee, Lucas Co., Ohio, at age 97.2,1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 112, District 104, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia3
1930Dwelling 199, District 17, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia8
1940Dwelling 75, District 48-4, Adams, Lucas Co., Ohio9

Family

Doan Nicholas Whitt b. February 15, 1902, d. January 23, 1982
Marriage*Lou Ella Conner married Doan Nicholas Whitt on March 5, 1930 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2 
Children
  • Albert Dorrol Whitt9
  • Martha Jane Whitt+9 b. May 25, 1933, d. January 12, 1979
  • Donald Edward Whitt9
  • William Ellis Whitt9

Citations

  1. [S857] Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2018.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Costly Albert Conner obituary in the May 17, 1962 edition.
  5. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Bernice Taft Conner obituary in the Nov 14, 1979 edition.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Albert Raymond Conner obituary in the Nov 29, 2005 edition.
  7. [S5723] Toledo Memorial Park, Lucas Co., OH, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Clinton Harding Maxey1,2,3

M, b. January 30, 1921, d. February 5, 1921
FatherCharles Vaughn Maxey1,2,3 b. August 31, 1877, d. August 26, 1923
MotherSallie Bette Cahill1,3 b. March 15, 1889, d. September 12, 1955
     Clinton Harding Maxey was buried at Lick Ridge Methodist Church Cemetery (also known as Maxey Cemetery), next to Vaughn's Chapel, Lick Ridge Road, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on January 30, 1921 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He died on February 5, 1921 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S1398] Clyde Maxey, Lick Ridge Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Stanley Albert Maxey1

M, b. October 1, 1894, d. August 17, 1895
FatherWilliam Washington Maxey1 b. December 14, 1844, d. November 7, 1914
MotherLydia Angeline Conner1 b. March 24, 1854, d. January 6, 1913
     Stanley Albert Maxey was buried at Lick Ridge Methodist Church Cemetery (also known as Maxey Cemetery), next to Vaughn's Chapel, Lick Ridge Road, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on October 1, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He died on August 17, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S1398] Clyde Maxey, Lick Ridge Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.

Mildred Mae Freeland1,2

F, b. May 15, 1928, d. March 23, 2012
FatherDavid Allen "Dave" Freeland1,3 b. September 13, 1904, d. June 23, 1963
MotherMildred Valouris "Lois" Stewart1,3 b. August 14, 1907, d. September 27, 1987
     Mildred Mae Freeland was buried at Docks Creek Cemetery, Kenova, Wayne Co., West Virginia.4,5 She was born on May 15, 1928 at Cabell Co., West Virginia.2,5 As of June 21, 1952,her married name was Hodge.2 She married Lendel Eugene Hodge on June 21, 1952 at Kenova, Wayne Co., West Virginia.2,6,4 Mildred Mae Freeland died on March 23, 2012 at Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio, at age 83.4 She Mildred F. Hodge, age 83, Friday, March 23, 2012 at her residence. Member Eastview United Methodist Church and Choir. Preceded in death by husband Lendel. Survived by daughter, Janet; son, Jeff; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Jeannine (John) Ballou; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service Monday 7 p.m., Evans Funeral Home, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., where friends may call from 5 p.m. until time of service. Interment Tuesday 1 p.m., Docks Creek Cemetery, Kenova, WV. on March 24, 2012.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 176, District 5, Huntington, Cabell Co., West Virginia1
1940Dwelling 69, District 6-52, Huntington, Cabell Co., West Virginia3

Family

Lendel Eugene Hodge b. December 2, 1932, d. August 28, 2006
Marriage*Mildred Mae Freeland married Lendel Eugene Hodge on June 21, 1952 at Kenova, Wayne Co., West Virginia.2,6,4 
Children
  • Jeff Hodge6,4
  • Janet Hodge6,4

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Hodge-Freeland marriage record.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1420] Columbus Dispatch, The, From the Mildred F. Hodge obituary in the Mar 24, 2012 edition.
  5. [S8605] Docks Creek Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wayne Co., WV, online www.findagrave.com.
  6. [S1232] Herald-Dispatch, From the Lendel Hodge obituary in the Sep 1, 2006 edition.

David Randolph Stewart1

M, b. September 7, 1954, d. April 16, 2012
FatherRaymond Giles "Ray" Stewart1,2 b. November 28, 1918, d. July 22, 2003
MotherSara Emily "Emily" Trent1,2 b. March 21, 1920, d. June 2, 1989
     David Randolph Stewart was born on September 7, 1954 at Ames, Story Co., Iowa.1,3 He died on April 16, 2012 at Pennsylvania at age 57.2,3 He STEWART DAVID R. - On Monday, April 16, 2012, age 57, of West View. Son of the late Emily and Ray Stewart; brother of Tom (Jeanette Scotland) Stewart, Jim (Donna) Stewart, Pamela Stewart Tucker, and Ron (Janet) Stewart; uncle of Laurel, Tim, Lisa, Lynell, David, Steven, and the late Jimmy. There will be no viewing. Friends invited to a memorial service in St. Luke's Ev. Lutheran Church, 305 Center Avenue in West View 15229 on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Dave graduated from the Universities of Pittsburgh and North Carolina. on April 18, 2012.2

Citations

  1. [S705] Scotland-Stewart, online http://www.scotland-stewart.com/features.html
  2. [S3472] Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, From the David R. Stewart obituary in the Apr 18, 2012 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

David Cole1,2,3

M, b. 1775, d. 1830
FatherJoseph Cole2 b. June 9, 1746, d. 1842
MotherSarah Cooper
     David Cole was buried at Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery, Rt. 151, Candler, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.1 He was born in 1775 at Frederick Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Rachel Thrash, daughter of Valentine Thrash and Mary Yountz, in 1799 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina.2,3 David Cole died in 1830 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina.1

Census Records

1800Morgan, Buncombe Co., North CarolinaThe enumeration reads 1 male 16-25 and 1 female 16-254
1810Buncombe Co., North CarolinaThe enumeration reads 4 males under 10, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10, and 1 female 26-445
1820Buncombe Co., North CarolinaThe enumeration reads 2 males under 10, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 26-45, 4 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, and 1 female 26-456

Family

Rachel Thrash b. 1780, d. March 26, 1870
Marriage*David Cole married Rachel Thrash, daughter of Valentine Thrash and Mary Yountz, in 1799 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S748] Janice Smyth, Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery, Leicester, Buncombe Co., NC.
  2. [S1937] Jonathan A. Pace and Diane Kenny Pace Families, "Cole History."
  3. [S6421] Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, The Heritage of Old Buncombe County North Carolina Volume II.
  4. [S749] National Archives and Records Administration, 1800 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S406] National Archives and Records Administration, 1810 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S409] National Archives and Records Administration, 1820 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S20] Katherine Faye Kabot, "John V. Cole," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov, 2002 and Feb, 2003.

Iris Jean Vest1,2,3,4

F, b. September 13, 1934, d. July 1, 2008
FatherLawrence Howard Vest Sr.1,2,5,3,4 b. July 11, 1903, d. August 4, 1984
MotherHursle Adell Bower1,2,5,3,4 b. January 4, 1907, d. February 1, 1994
     Iris Jean Vest was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.2 She was born on September 13, 1934 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 As of September 24, 1955,her married name was Oakes.3 She married Robert Ronald Oakes on September 24, 1955 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,3 Iris Jean Vest died on July 1, 2008 at Ocala, Marion Co., Florida, at age 73.2 She Jean Vest Oakes, 73, of 10482 Southwest 52nd Court, Ocala, Fla., died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at her residence. She was born September 13, 1934, in Roanoke, Va., a daughter of the late Lawrence Howard Vest Sr. and Hersel Bower Vest. She was a retired telephone operator for C & P Telephone and Verizon. She was a former member of the Crofton Baptist Church in Crofton, Md., where she taught Sunday school and was very active. She more recently had been attending West Salem Baptist Church in Salem. She was an artist who also loved singing, crafts, ceramics and interior decorating. She is survived by her husband, Robert Ronald Oakes, of Ocala, Fla; a daughter, Jeanine Ellen Hantske and husband, Patrick, of Shadyside, Md; two sons, Richard Alan Oakes, of Odenton, Md., and Ronald Douglas Oakes and wife, Deborah, of Davidsonville, Md; a sister, Betty V. Shields, of Severna Park, Md; a brother, Lawrence H. Vest Jr., of Roanoke; five grandchildren, Patrick Hantske, Bobby Hantske, Zachary Hantske, Tabitha Oakes and Tommy Oakes; and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2008, in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with the Rev. W. Pembroke Hall officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Forge. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Nicely Funeral Home. To send condolences to the family online, please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com. on July 2, 2008.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 35, District 81-27, South Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia4

Family

Robert Ronald Oakes
Marriage*Iris Jean Vest married Robert Ronald Oakes on September 24, 1955 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,3 
Children
  • Jeanine Ellen Oakes2
  • Richard Alan Oakes2
  • Ronald Douglas Oakes2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hursle Adell Vest obituary in the Feb 2, 1994 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jean Vest Oakes obituary in the Jul 2, 2008 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lawrence Howard Vest, Jr. obituary in the Sep 30, 2012 edition.

Betty Jane Vest1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. May 1, 1936, d. January 18, 2019
FatherLawrence Howard Vest Sr.1,2,3,4,5,6 b. July 11, 1903, d. August 4, 1984
MotherHursle Adell Bower1,2,3,4,5,6 b. January 4, 1907, d. February 1, 1994
     Betty Jane Vest Betty Jane Vest Shields, age 82, of 603 Pin Oak Road, Severna Park, Maryland died Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Bright View South River Assisted Living in Edgewater, Maryland. She was born May 1, 1936 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Lawrence Howard Vest and Hursel Bower Vest. She was a homemaker throughout her life and had worked as a dispatcher for a number of years for the National Security Administration. She was Treasurer of the West Severna Park Community Association. Betty had a great love of dogs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. She is survived by her son Timothy Stanley “Tim” Shields of Severna Park, Maryland; a granddaughter, Amanda Elizabeth Shields of Severna Park; a brother in law, Bobby Oakes of Florida; three nieces and three nephews; and special dog companion Priscilla. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Rev. Bill Hartsfield officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Forge.6 She was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.6 She was born on May 1, 1936 at Roanoke, Virginia.6 As of June 3, 1961,her married name was Shields.4 She married George Stanley Shields Jr. on June 3, 1961 at Roanoke, Virginia.4 Betty Jane Vest died on January 18, 2019 at Edgewater, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, at age 82.6

Census Records

1940Dwelling 35, District 81-27, South Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5

Family

George Stanley Shields Jr.
Marriage*Betty Jane Vest married George Stanley Shields Jr. on June 3, 1961 at Roanoke, Virginia.4 
Child
  • Timothy Stanley “Tim” Shields6

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hursle Adell Vest obituary in the Feb 2, 1994 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jean Vest Oakes obituary in the Jul 2, 2008 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lawrence Howard Vest, Jr. obituary in the Sep 30, 2012 edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1965] Nicely Funeral Home Obituaries, online http://www.nicelyfuneralhome.com/obituary.pl, From the Betty Jane Vest Shields obituary.

Lawrence Howard "Buddy" Vest Jr.1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. August 30, 1945, d. September 27, 2012
FatherLawrence Howard Vest Sr.1,2,3,5 b. July 11, 1903, d. August 4, 1984
MotherHursle Adell Bower1,2,3,5 b. January 4, 1907, d. February 1, 1994
     Lawrence Howard "Buddy" Vest Jr. was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 He was born on August 30, 1945 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,5 He married Mary Katherine Fackler on March 2, 1973 at Roanoke, Virginia.5 Lawrence Howard "Buddy" Vest Jr. and Mary Katherine Fackler were divorced on March 4, 1993 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 Lawrence Howard "Buddy" Vest Jr. died on September 27, 2012 at Virginia at age 67.3 He Lawrence (Buddy) Howard Vest Jr., 67, of Roanoke went to be with the Lord on September 27, 2012. He was a graduate from Hargrave Military Academy in 1964. He went on to serve in the United States Air Force from 1965-68. Buddy, as he was known to his friends owned and operated Templeton-Vest Inc. in Roanoke, for over 40 years. Buddy was always known for his fun loving sense of humor and big heart. Buddy will be sorely missed by all. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence H. Vest Sr; mother, Hursle B. Vest and sister, Jean V. Oakes. Surviving family includes his sister, Betty V. Shields; daughters, Lauren V. Dempsey and husband, David and Katherine V. Ogle and husband, Mike; son, Benjamin Vest; grandchildren, Joseph, Rachael, Olivia and Jacob Dempsey. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Oakey's South Chapel with the Rev. David Derrow officiating. Interment to follow with Military Honors at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012 at Oakey's South Chapel. on September 30, 2012.3

Family

Mary Katherine Fackler
Marriage*He married Mary Katherine Fackler on March 2, 1973 at Roanoke, Virginia.5 
Divorce* Lawrence Howard "Buddy" Vest Jr. and Mary Katherine Fackler were divorced on March 4, 1993 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 
Children
  • Lauren Vest3
  • Katherine Vest3
  • Benjamin Vest3

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hursle Adell Vest obituary in the Feb 2, 1994 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jean Vest Oakes obituary in the Jul 2, 2008 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lawrence Howard Vest, Jr. obituary in the Sep 30, 2012 edition.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.