Eva Estell Edwards1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. August 23, 1919, d. May 27, 1992
FatherGeorge Bunion Edwards3,6,7,8 b. June 27, 1883, d. June 11, 1964
MotherCliffey B. Bishop3,6,7,8 b. September 11, 1894, d. October 1, 1983
     Her Social Security Number was 224-14-1430.9 Eva Estell Edwards was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,8,10 She was born on August 23, 1919 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.9,2,4,5,6,8 She married Bernard Wesley Link, son of Roscoe Link and Audrey Hall, on August 23, 1941 at Radford, Virginia.1,3,4,7,8,10 As of August 23, 1941,her married name was Link.7 Eva Estell Edwards died on May 27, 1992 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 72.9,2,3,4,8 She PILOT - Eva Edwards Link, age 72, died early Wednesday, May 27, 1992 in a Roanoke hospital. She was the daughter of the late George and Cliffe Bishop Edwards and a member of the Pilot United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Bernard W. Link; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Phyllis Link, Christiansburg, Gerald and Hazel Link, Pilot; five sisters, Lula Slusher, Floyd, Elsie Alderman, Pilot, Coreen Martin, Helen Breeding both of Christiansburg, Ann Webb, Roanoke; three brothers, Dudley Edwards, Calif., George Junior Edwards, Pilot, Everett Edwards, Roanoke; three grandsons; one granddaughter and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday from the Pilot United Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Walt Zimmerman and Rev. Kenneth Kingrea with burial in Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m., Thursday evening at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg. on May 28, 1992.3

Family

Bernard Wesley Link b. December 31, 1921, d. May 31, 1997
Marriage*She married Bernard Wesley Link, son of Roscoe Link and Audrey Hall, on August 23, 1941 at Radford, Virginia.1,3,4,7,8,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bernard Wesley Link obituary in the Jun 2, 1997 edition.
  2. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eva Edwards Link obituary in the May 28, 1992 edition.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S5899] Sunset Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  11. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sparrer-Link wedding announcement in the Jan 5, 1997 edition.

Larry Jackson "L.J." Link1,2,3,4,5

M, b. June 7, 1943, d. February 18, 2010
FatherBernard Wesley Link6,7,8,3 b. December 31, 1921, d. May 31, 1997
MotherEva Estell Edwards6,7,8,3 b. August 23, 1919, d. May 27, 1992
     Larry Jackson "L.J." Link was born on June 7, 1943 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.8,2,3 He married Dorothy Mae Bratton on July 14, 1962 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.8,3 Larry Jackson "L.J." Link and Dorothy Mae Bratton were divorced on June 7, 1974 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 Larry Jackson "L.J." Link married Phyllis Jewel Thompson on September 29, 1979 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 Larry Jackson "L.J." Link died on February 18, 2010 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 66.1,5 He Larry Jackson (L.J.) Link, 66, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2010, at his home in Christiansburg, Va. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Flinchum Link, of Christiansburg; two sons, Ronald Link, of Christiansburg, and Donald Link, of Floyd; a stepdaughter, Vanda Williams, of Pulaski; a stepson, Dennis Flinchum, of Hillsville; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat granddaughter. Special thanks to Linda Eaton and Carilion Hospice Patricia Cooke and Chaplain Tom Rice. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carilion Hospice, 700 Randolph St., Suite 210, Radford, Va. 24141. Memorial services will be announced at a later time. The Link family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home in Radford, Va., 540-639-2456. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com on February 20, 2010.1

Family 1

Dorothy Mae Bratton
Marriage*He married Dorothy Mae Bratton on July 14, 1962 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.8,3 
Divorce* Larry Jackson "L.J." Link and Dorothy Mae Bratton were divorced on June 7, 1974 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 
Children
  • Ronald Lynn Link8,1,3
  • Donald Ray Link8,1,3

Family 2

Phyllis Jewel Thompson
Marriage*Larry Jackson "L.J." Link married Phyllis Jewel Thompson on September 29, 1979 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Larry Jackson Link obituary in the Feb 20, 2010 edition.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bernard Wesley Link obituary in the Jun 2, 1997 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eva Edwards Link obituary in the May 28, 1992 edition.
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Iva Merle Vest1,2,3,4,5

F, b. October 1, 1918, d. August 16, 1988
FatherCastille Banks "Castilley" Vest3,4,6,7,8,5 b. May 27, 1896, d. March 27, 1978
MotherAlma Elizabeth Board3,4,6,7,8,5 b. April 6, 1899, d. April 22, 1978
     Iva Merle Vest was buried at St. Matthew Cemetery, 910 Dobbins Hollow Road, Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 She was born on October 1, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The Iddings book has a brith date of Oct 18, 1918.1,3,4 She married Ralph Gordon Hawley, son of Romley Gifford "Romie" Hawley and Elizabeth C. "Eliza" Howery, on September 17, 1943 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,4 As of September 17, 1943,her married name was Hawley. Iva Merle Vest died on August 16, 1988 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 69.1,4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 74, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 161, District 9, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 7, District 32-8, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Ralph Gordon Hawley b. May 23, 1916, d. October 12, 1989
Marriage*Iva Merle Vest married Ralph Gordon Hawley, son of Romley Gifford "Romie" Hawley and Elizabeth C. "Eliza" Howery, on September 17, 1943 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,4 
Children
  • Paulette Marie "Polly" Hawley4
  • Hazel Ruth Hawley3,4
  • Ralph Wayne Hawley4
  • Calvin Lee Hawley Sr.2,4
  • Melba Jean Hawley2,4

Citations

  1. [S576] Margaret Tynan & Rena Worthen, Montgomery Co., Virginia Cemeteries, Volume I.
  2. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Alma Board Vest obituary in the Apr 27, 1978 edition.

Ralph Gordon Hawley1,2,3

M, b. May 23, 1916, d. October 12, 1989
FatherRomley Gifford "Romie" Hawley3 b. October 30, 1884
MotherElizabeth C. "Eliza" Howery3 b. circa 1884
     Ralph Gordon Hawley was buried at St. Matthew Cemetery, 910 Dobbins Hollow Road, Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 230-09-8756.4 He was born on May 23, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,3 He married Iva Merle Vest, daughter of Castille Banks "Castilley" Vest and Alma Elizabeth Board, on September 17, 1943 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,5 Ralph Gordon Hawley died on October 12, 1989 at age 73.4,1,5

Family

Iva Merle Vest b. October 1, 1918, d. August 16, 1988
Marriage*He married Iva Merle Vest, daughter of Castille Banks "Castilley" Vest and Alma Elizabeth Board, on September 17, 1943 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,5 
Children
  • Paulette Marie "Polly" Hawley5
  • Hazel Ruth Hawley3,5
  • Ralph Wayne Hawley5
  • Calvin Lee Hawley Sr.2,5
  • Melba Jean Hawley2,5

Citations

  1. [S576] Margaret Tynan & Rena Worthen, Montgomery Co., Virginia Cemeteries, Volume I.
  2. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Richard Parsons Sr.1,2,3

M, b. circa 1720, d. before February 21, 1785
FatherJoseph Parsons4 b. circa 1690
MotherSarah Woodson4 b. circa 1692
     Richard Parsons Sr. was born circa 1720 at Wilkes Co., North Carolina.4 He married Lydia Briggs circa 1736 at Virginia.2 Richard Parsons Sr. left a will on December 22, 1783 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia; In the Name of God Amen I Richard Parsons of the County of Pittsylvania being old and weak in body but enjoying my usual reason and memory and calling to mind the mortality of man do make and ordain this my last Will and testament in manner and form following, to wit, First my desire is that my Soul assends and rest with God that gave it and secondly my desire is that my body be decently buried. Thirdly I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Hannah Madkiff and her husband Joseph Madkiff one shilling Sterling to them my said daughter Hannah Madkiff and her husband Joseph Madkiff and their heirs forever. Forthly I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Agness Madkiff and to her Husband John Madkiff one shilling Sterling to them my said daughter Agness Madkiff and her husband John Madkiff and their hiers forever. Fifthly I give and bequeath to my well beloved son George Parsons one shilling Sterling to him my said Son George Parsons and his heirs for ever, Secondly I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Joseph Parsons one shilling sterling to him my said son Joseph Parsons and his heirs forever, Seventhly I give and bequeath to my well beloved son John Parsons one shilling sterling to him my said son John Parsons and his heirs for ever Eighthly I giveand bequeath to my well beloved son Samuel Parsons the land whereon henow lives to be divided by a line which my said son Samuel and my son William marked themselves to him my said son Samuel Parsons and his heirs and assignes for ever. Ninethly I give and bequeath to my well beloved son William Parsons the land whereon he now lives to be divided as above mentioned to him my said son William Parsons and his heirs and assignes forever Tenthlyon the land above mentioned is mortgage for which my son Samuel Parsons is liable to pay said mortgage if he does not then my will is that his part of the land that is to say the land whereon he now lives is to be sold by my executors to off said morgage. Eleventhly I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Lydia Yates and her husband Stephen Yates all my Blacksmith tools to her my said daughter Lydia Yates and her husband Stephen Yates to them and their heirs forever. Twevlthly and lastly as I and my wife is now living with my daughter Lydia Yates and her husband Stephen Yates and they using us with the greatest kindness my will and desire is that they the said Lydia and Stephen Yates to have all the remainder of my estate that is to say my cattle and my black mare and also all my household furniture which is now in their possession but not til after my decease and the decease of my Wife. Furthermore I revoke all former wills by me made and do confirm this my last will and testament. I do appoint and constitute my loving sons Joseph and William Parsons executors ofthis my last will and testament Witness my hand and seal. Richard (his mark) Parsons SS Test John Parks, Samuel Parks, Richard Johnson At a Court held for Pittsylvania County February the 21, 1785 This last Will and Testament of Richard Parsons deceased was presented in Court and proved by the Oathes of two of the witnesses Hands and by the Court ordered to be Recorded Teste Will Turnball (?)5 He died before February 21, 1785 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.4

Census Records

1782Pittsylvania Co., Virginia3

Family

Lydia Briggs b. circa 1720
Marriage*Richard Parsons Sr. married Lydia Briggs circa 1736 at Virginia.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S1246] Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.
  3. [S1085] Ronald V. Jackson, Virginia, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890.
  4. [S2156] Judy Parsons Smith, Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1.
  5. [S1361] VA Pittsylvania Co., Pittsylvania Co. Court Orders Book 5, Will of Richard Parsons.

Castille Banks "Castilley" Vest1,2,3

M, b. May 27, 1896, d. March 27, 1978
FatherIsaac Hall Vest1,2 b. June 13, 1856, d. May 31, 1920
MotherSarah Elizabeth M. Vest1,2 b. July 17, 1856, d. August 17, 1930
     Castille Banks "Castilley" Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 His Social Security Number was 230-16-7776.6 He was born on May 27, 1896 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1,2,3 He married Alma Elizabeth Board, daughter of John Milton Board and Cora Emmaline Conner, on December 16, 1917 at Simpsons, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,7,8 Castille Banks "Castilley" Vest died on March 27, 1978 at age 81.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 74, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 161, District 9, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 7, District 32-8, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1920Farmer9
1930Farmer10
1940Farm helper11

Family

Alma Elizabeth Board b. April 6, 1899, d. April 22, 1978
Marriage*Castille Banks "Castilley" Vest married Alma Elizabeth Board, daughter of John Milton Board and Cora Emmaline Conner, on December 16, 1917 at Simpsons, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,7,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  5. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Alma Board Vest obituary in the Apr 27, 1978 edition.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Linda Joyce Beckelhimer1,2,3

F, b. November 27, 1949, d. January 6, 2017
FatherArthur Beckelhimer1,4,2 b. February 25, 1916, d. May 13, 2006
MotherEdna Juanita Link1,4,2 b. May 7, 1924, d. April 7, 2009
     Linda Joyce Beckelhimer was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on November 27, 1949 at Fort Monroe, Henrico Co., Virginia.1,2,3 She died on January 6, 2017 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 67.2 She Linda Joyce Beckelhimer, 67, of Salem, died at her home on Friday, January 6, 2017. She was born on November 27, 1949 at Ft. Monroe, VA to Arthur Beckelhimer and Edna Link Beckelhimer. Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents, Roscoe and Audrey Hall Link and Anderson Holman and Susie Flinchum Beckelhimer; and her beloved dogs, Cassie and Princess. Survivors include a brother and his wife, Alvis Beckelhimer and Patricia Champaign of Roanoke; a sister, Wilma Simmons of Salem; a nephew, Eric Beckelhimer of Roanoke; an aunt, Helen Link of Floyd County; and several cousins. Linda was retired and had worked in the medical field for most of her life, both in Virginia and California where she lived for many years. She loved dogs, playing cards and crafts. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 at Wilson Cemetery in Check,with the Rev. Lynn R. Riddle officiating. on January 11, 2017.2

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Linda Joyce Beckelhimer obituary in the Jan 11, 2017 edition.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edna Link Beckelhimer obituary in the Apr 8, 2009 edition.

Kathleen Vest1,2,3,4,5

F, b. June 3, 1936, d. April 14, 2004
FatherTruman Vest1,2,3,4,5 b. April 15, 1912, d. March 15, 1996
MotherDormal L. King1,2,3,4,5 b. March 14, 1912, d. September 5, 1979
     Her Social Security Number was 227-46-7251.6 Kathleen Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7 She was born on June 3, 1936 at Virginia.7,3,6 She married Jerry Lynn Link, son of Roscoe Link and Audrey Hall, circa 1957.1,2,3,4,8 As of circa 1957,her married name was Link.8 Kathleen Vest died on April 14, 2004 at Virginia at age 67.2,7,6 She Kathleen Vest Link, 67, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 14, 2004. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. She was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church and a current member of west Salem Baptist Church. She retired early from Allstate to keep her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Donna Sue; parents, Truman and Dormal Vest; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roscoe and Audrey Link, and son-in-law, Hal Smith. Surviving are her husband, Jerry L. Link; daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Eugene Fortner of Roanoke, Darlene Smith of Salem, and Carolyn and Scott Brandt of Roanoke; grandchildren, Lauren Link, Jeremiah, Leah and Rebekah Brandt; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Judy Vest of Check and Michael and Evelyn Vest of Check. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2004 at Lotz Salem Chapel. Interment will follow in Wilson Family Cemetery, Check. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem. on April 16, 2004.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 170, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Jerry Lynn Link b. May 2, 1935, d. April 5, 2008
Marriage*Kathleen Vest married Jerry Lynn Link, son of Roscoe Link and Audrey Hall, circa 1957.1,2,3,4,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Truman Vest obituary in the Mar 17, 1996 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kathleen Vest Link obituary in the Apr 16, 2004 edition.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Dormal King Vest obituary in an unknown edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jerry Lynn Link obituary in the Apr 6, 2008 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Darlene Marie Smith obituary in the Dec 6, 2009 edition.

Darlene Marie Link1,2

F, b. April 26, 1961, d. December 4, 2009
FatherJerry Lynn Link3,1,4,5,2 b. May 2, 1935, d. April 5, 2008
MotherKathleen Vest3,1,4,5,2 b. June 3, 1936, d. April 14, 2004
     Her married name was Caldwell.2 Her married name was Smith.3 Darlene Marie Link married Frederick Howell "Hal" Smith.3,5,2 Darlene Marie Link married Joseph Harold Caldwell.2 Darlene Marie Link was born on April 26, 1961 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 She died on December 4, 2009 at Virginia at age 48.2 She Darlene Marie Smith, 48, of Salem, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2009. She was born on April 26, 1961, in Roanoke, Va., and was the daughter of the late Jerry and Kathleen Link. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her second husband, Frederick Howell Smith; and by her first husband, Joseph Harold Cadwell. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Lauren Link; two sisters, Carolyn Brandt, and Denise Fortner; and many friends and other family. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2009, in the chapel of John M. Oakey and Son, Salem. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 6, 2009, from 3 to 5 p.m. at 2441 Tyler Way, Salem, Va. 24153. To send condolences online, please register at www.johnmoakey.com. on December 6, 2009.2

Family 1

Frederick Howell "Hal" Smith b. March 25, 1945, d. September 15, 2002
Marriage*She married Frederick Howell "Hal" Smith.3,5,2 

Family 2

Joseph Harold Caldwell
Marriage*Darlene Marie Link married Joseph Harold Caldwell.2 
Child
  • Lauren Ashley Link-Caldwell1,2

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Darlene Marie Smith obituary in the Dec 6, 2009 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kathleen Vest Link obituary in the Apr 16, 2004 edition.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Dormal King Vest obituary in an unknown edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jerry Lynn Link obituary in the Apr 6, 2008 edition.

Donna Sue Link1,2,3,4,5

F, b. May 7, 1962, d. May 8, 1962
FatherJerry Lynn Link2,3,4,5 b. May 2, 1935, d. April 5, 2008
MotherKathleen Vest2,3,4,5 b. June 3, 1936, d. April 14, 2004
     Donna Sue Link was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 She was born on May 7, 1962 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,4 She died on May 8, 1962 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,4

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kathleen Vest Link obituary in the Apr 16, 2004 edition.
  3. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jerry Lynn Link obituary in the Apr 6, 2008 edition.

Lydia Briggs1

F, b. circa 1720
     Lydia Briggs Land deed: She had a brother named George Briggs who had given Lydia 400 acres of land on the south side of the James River. This was sometime between 1733 date of the patent to George Briggs and 1743, when Richard and Lydia sold 200 acres of the 400 to a John Alexander.2 She was born circa 1720 at Virginia.3,1 She married Richard Parsons Sr., son of Joseph Parsons and Sarah Woodson, circa 1736 at Virginia.1 As of circa 1745,her married name was Parsons.1

Family

Richard Parsons Sr. b. circa 1720, d. before February 21, 1785
Marriage*Lydia Briggs married Richard Parsons Sr., son of Joseph Parsons and Sarah Woodson, circa 1736 at Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1246] Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.
  2. [S10794] Unknown author, Goochland County, Virginia Deeds, 1741-1745.
  3. [S5011] Comp. Godfrey Memorial Library, American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI).
  4. [S1361] VA Pittsylvania Co., Pittsylvania Co. Court Orders Book 5.

Dormal L. King1

F, b. March 14, 1912, d. September 5, 1979
FatherMichael C. "Mike" King2,1,3 b. October 30, 1873, d. December 12, 1956
MotherLillian Ann "Lillie" King2,4,1,3 b. December 16, 1888, d. July 11, 1967
     Her Social Security Number was 226-12-1154.5 Dormal L. King was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6,7,8 She CHECK - Mrs. Dormal King Vest, age 67, died Wednesday in a Salem hospital. She is survived by her husband, Truman Vest, Check, Va; one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Kathleen) Link, Salem; two sons, Thurman (Ray) Vest, Robert (Michael) Vest, both of Check; five sisters, Mrs. Lebron Winks and Mrs. Georgia Hix, both of Vinton; Mrs. Lens Wright and Mrs. Emma King, both of Roanoke; Mrs. Hilda Flinchum, Myrtle Beach, S.C; two brothers, L.B. King, Vinton; Earl King, Check; six grandchildren, Denise, Darlene, and Carolyn Link, all of Salem; Tony, Timmy, and Tammy Vest, all of Check. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday from the Mayberry Funeral Chapel with Rev. Frank Wimmer and Rev. Whitaker Shelton officiating. Internment will follow in Wilson Cemetery.8 She was born on March 14, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6,1,9 As of August 18, 1933,her married name was Vest.9 She married Truman Vest, son of Albert Washington Vest and Wilda R. McNeil, on August 18, 1933 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,10,6,7,1,8,9 Dormal L. King died on September 5, 1979 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 67.2,6,7,1,8

Census Records

1940Dwelling 170, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Family

Truman Vest b. April 15, 1912, d. March 15, 1996
Marriage*Dormal L. King married Truman Vest, son of Albert Washington Vest and Wilda R. McNeil, on August 18, 1933 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,10,6,7,1,8,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Emma L. King obituary in the Nov 2, 2016 edition.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Lillie A. King.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  7. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Dormal King Vest obituary in an unknown edition.
  9. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Truman Vest obituary in the Mar 17, 1996 edition.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kathleen Vest Link obituary in the Apr 16, 2004 edition.
  14. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Michael C. "Mike" King1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. October 30, 1873, d. December 12, 1956
FatherJohn King3,2 b. March 29, 1840, d. July 19, 1908
MotherEmaline Iddings2,3 b. December 9, 1846, d. 1897
     Michael C. "Mike" King Floyd - Michael C. King, 83, died in a Roanoke hospital yesterday. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie King; two sons, L.B. King of Vinton, and Earl King of Check; six daughters, Mrs. Lebron Winks, Mrs. Robert Hicks and Mrs. Emma Conner, all of Vinton; Mrs. Edward Wright and Mrs. Paul Flinchum, both of Roanoke, and Mrs. Truman Vest, of Check; one sister, Mrs. Fred Stewart of Shawsville; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Smith's Chapel with burial in the Wilson Cemetery.5 He was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,8,1,5 He was born on October 30, 1873 at Virginia.1,6 He married Lillian Ann "Lillie" King, daughter of Joseph Robert "Joe Bob" King and Druscilla G. Hendricks, on January 3, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,7,4 Michael C. "Mike" King died on December 12, 1956 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 83.8,1,5

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Lillian Ann "Lillie" King b. December 16, 1888, d. July 11, 1967
Marriage*Michael C. "Mike" King married Lillian Ann "Lillie" King, daughter of Joseph Robert "Joe Bob" King and Druscilla G. Hendricks, on January 3, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,7,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Lillie A. King obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Michael C. King obituary in an unknown edition.
  6. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  7. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  8. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Emma L. King obituary in the Nov 2, 2016 edition.
  11. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lena King Wright obituary in the May 10, 2001 edition.
  13. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Roxie Maye Vest1

F, b. February 24, 1913, d. December 16, 1941
FatherJessie David Vest2,3,4,5 b. September 16, 1882, d. November 6, 1955
MotherEtta "Ettie" Vest2,3,4,5 b. May 24, 1883, d. March 26, 1964
     Roxie Maye Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1,3 She was born on February 24, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 She married Delbert Keen Walters, son of George Martin Walters and Ella Maye Hall, on April 11, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 As of April 11, 1931,her married name was Walters. Roxie Maye Vest died on December 16, 1941 at age 28.6,1,3,4

Family

Delbert Keen Walters b. August 7, 1913, d. November 28, 1996
Marriage*She married Delbert Keen Walters, son of George Martin Walters and Ella Maye Hall, on April 11, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 

Citations

  1. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S6181] Lotz Funeral Home Roanoke, online http://www.lotzfuneralhomeroanoke.com, From the Effie Rachel Vest Poff obituary.
  6. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.

John Cline Wimmer Sr.1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. April 15, 1923, d. October 2, 2008
FatherEldridge Banks Wimmer1,2,7,5,8,9,6 b. December 27, 1896, d. June 15, 1977
MotherLillie Maye/Mae Poff1,2,7,5,8,9,6 b. June 14, 1905, d. September 11, 1984
     John Cline Wimmer Sr. was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.5 He married Audrey Holt.5 John Cline Wimmer Sr. was born on April 15, 1923 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He married Marie Elizabeth Holt, daughter of Dewey Alger Holt and Etta Elizabeth "Betsy" Mullins, on March 9, 1946 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4,5,10 John Cline Wimmer Sr. died on October 2, 2008 at Virginia at age 85.5 He John Cline Wimmer Sr., of Roanoke, and formerly of Copper Hill, Va., finished his earthly journey and went home to be with his Lord on Thursday evening, October 2, 2008. Cline was born to Banks and Maye Poff Wimmer in 1923, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him were his wife of 53 years, Mary Holt Wimmer; an infant daughter, Sharon Kay Wimmer; and his second wife, Audrey Holt Meador Wimmer. He is survived by one son and three daughters, Betty and Glenn Gallimore, of Rocky Mount, Va., Sarah and Larry King, of Cloverdale, Va., J.C. and Peg Wimmer, of Check, Va., and Karen and Gerald Moran, of Copper Hill, Va. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Richie and Emily Gallimore, Michael and Laura Gallimore, J.W. and Crista King, Travis Wimmer, Jennifer Wimmer and Mike Webber, and Jason Moran. Survivors also include four stepdaughters and families. Additional survivors include two brothers and six sisters, Lois Pollard, of Salem, Va., Bobby and Geraldine Wimmer, of Welcome, N.C., Christine and Howard Thompson, of Bent Mountain, Va., Shirley Brown, of Salem, Va., Wayne and Sylvia Wimmer, of Salem, Va., Janet Pratt, of Roanoke, Va., Merdie Walters, of Atlanta, Ga., Donna Bond, of Atlanta, Ga; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2008, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel on Brambleton Avenue. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 5, 2008, from Copper Hill Church of the Brethren in Copper Hill (Floyd County). The Rev. Maurice Wright will officiate. Interment will follow in Copper Hill Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated or in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Building Fund, John D. Harman, Treasurer, P.O. Box 7, Copper Hill, Va. 24079 or the Copper Hill Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Charles Smith, 8358 Deer Run Dr., Copper Hill, Va. 24079. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131. on October 4, 2008.5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 150, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 18, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family 1

Audrey Holt
Marriage*John Cline Wimmer Sr. married Audrey Holt.5 

Family 2

Marie Elizabeth Holt b. June 28, 1925, d. March 9, 1999
Marriage*John Cline Wimmer Sr. married Marie Elizabeth Holt, daughter of Dewey Alger Holt and Etta Elizabeth "Betsy" Mullins, on March 9, 1946 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4,5,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.
  2. [S85] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Holt Family of Floyd & Franklin Counties, Virginia.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the John Cline and Mary H. Wimmer anniversary announcement in an undated edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Holt Wimmer obituary in the Mar 11, 1999 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Cline Wimmer Sr. obituary in the Oct 4, 2008 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kathleen Lois Wimmer Pollard obituary in the Aug 22, 2015 edition.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Eldridge Banks Wimmer obituary in the Jun 23, 1977 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  11. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Karen Wimmer Moran obituary in the Dec 29, 2016 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Cline Wimmer, Jr. obituary in the Feb 10, 2018 edition.
  14. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Kathleen Lois Wimmer1,2,3

F, b. February 3, 1926, d. August 20, 2015
FatherEldridge Banks Wimmer1,4,5,6,7,2 b. December 27, 1896, d. June 15, 1977
MotherLillie Maye/Mae Poff1,4,5,6,7,2 b. June 14, 1905, d. September 11, 1984
     Kathleen Lois Wimmer was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on February 3, 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Carl Price Pollard Sr. on December 21, 1946 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,3,8 As of December 21, 1946,her married name was Pollard. Kathleen Lois Wimmer and Carl Price Pollard Sr. were divorced on June 25, 1970 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 Kathleen Lois Wimmer died on August 20, 2015 at Virginia at age 89.2 She Kathleen Lois Wimmer Pollard, 89, of Salem, Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 20, 2015. She was born on February 3, 1926, in Floyd, Va., to E. Banks Wimmer and May Lillie Poff Wimmer. She attended Check High School and was a member of Copper Hill Church of the Brethren, where she sang in the choir, played the organ and taught Sunday school. She was a member of Green Hill Church of the Brethren where she was in the Mamie Kinzie Circle, and more recently attended Salem Baptist Church. Kathleen retired from General Electric after 30 years. She worked in eldercare and childcare as a young adult and in eldercare for many years after retirement. She was preceded in death by a brother, John Cline Wimmer and his wife, Mary; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Wimmer; a brother-in-law, Alfred Brown; and a niece, Sharon Kay Wimmer. Surviving are her children, D. Elaine Quinn (Jim) of Long Boat Key, Fla., Kathy P. Cowan (Gary) of Wirtz, Va., Carl P. Pollard Jr. (Rene) of Salem, Va., and Kevin L. Pollard (Rhonda) of Salem, Va; grandchildren, Matt Shapiro (Jamie), Erin Boatwright (Scott), Stacy Hall (Randy), Jason Pollard, Leah Pollard, Scott Pollard, Davey Pollard and Heather Pollard; great-grandchildren, Ashley H. Smith (Sterling), Allison K. Hall, Tyler Shapiro, Nadahlia Pollard and Madison R. Lane; great-great-grandson, Gabriel Logan Smith; brothers and sisters, Bobby H. Wimmer, Christine W. Thompson (Howard), D. Wayne Wimmer (Sylvia), Shirley W. Brown, Janet W. Pratt, Meredith W. Walters, and Donna W. Bond; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at Oakey's South Chapel with Chaplain Gary Kingery officiating. Burial will follow in Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimers Association, the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity. on August 22, 2015.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 150, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 18, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Carl Price Pollard Sr.
Marriage*Kathleen Lois Wimmer married Carl Price Pollard Sr. on December 21, 1946 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,3,8 
Divorce* Kathleen Lois Wimmer and Carl Price Pollard Sr. were divorced on June 25, 1970 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 
Children
  • Doris Elaine Pollard1,2,8
  • Katherine Ann "Kathy" Pollard1,2
  • Carl Price Pollard Jr.2,8
  • Kevin Lee Pollard2

Citations

  1. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kathleen Lois Wimmer Pollard obituary in the Aug 22, 2015 edition.
  3. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Cline Wimmer Sr. obituary in the Oct 4, 2008 edition.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Eldridge Banks Wimmer obituary in the Jun 23, 1977 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.