George Cundiff Poff1,2

M, b. April 15, 1905, d. September 1, 1975
FatherWilliam Fleming "Willie" Poff3,4,5,6,2 b. March 1, 1884, d. September 13, 1970
MotherHoover Jane King3,4,5,6,2 b. March 25, 1886, d. January 10, 1957
     George Cundiff Poff was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,8,2 His Social Security Number was 719-14-0372.9 He was born on April 15, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,9,2 He married Ethel Clara Criner on October 3, 1925 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.3,7,2 George Cundiff Poff died on September 1, 1975 at Radford, Virginia, at age 70.8,7,2 He George C. Poff, age 70, died Monday Sept. 1, 1975, in the Radford Community Hospital. He was former administrator of the Radford Community Hospital for thirty years, retiring in 1970. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Criner Poff; one daughter, Mrs. Clinton (Rowena) Slusher, Salem; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Sink, Roanoke; Mrs. Hybunia Naff, Check; Mrs. Augustine Walton, Norfolk; Mrs. Edith Pearl Thomas, Floyd; three brothers, Moyer H. Poff, Dayton, Ohio; Wythe A. Poff and Winston W. Poff, both of Check; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1975, at 1:00 pm., at Seaver-Sanders Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Anderson and Rev. Steve Slusher officiating. Burial will be in Restvale Cemetery, Floyd County. on September 4, 1975.7

Census Records

1910Dwelling 95, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 154, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 394, District 18, Roanoke, Virginia10
1940Dwelling 43, District 119-25, Roanoke, Virginia11

Occupation

1930Railroad office clerk10
1940Recreation hall manager11

Family

Ethel Clara Criner b. June 19, 1907, d. March 27, 1987
Marriage*George Cundiff Poff married Ethel Clara Criner on October 3, 1925 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.3,7,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Hoover Jane King Poff obituary in the Jan 11, 1957 edition.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the George C. Poff obituary in the Sep 4, 1975 edition.
  8. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rowena Elizabeth Poff Slusher obituary in the Oct 14, 2001 edition.

Ethel Clara Criner1

F, b. June 19, 1907, d. March 27, 1987
     Ethel Clara Criner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 Her Social Security Number was 134-09-2589.3 She was born on June 19, 1907 at Giles Co., Virginia.2,3,1 She married George Cundiff Poff, son of William Fleming "Willie" Poff and Hoover Jane King, on October 3, 1925 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.4,5,1 As of October 3, 1925,her married name was Poff. Ethel Clara Criner died on March 27, 1987 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 79.2,1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 394, District 18, Roanoke, Virginia6
1940Dwelling 43, District 119-25, Roanoke, Virginia7

Family

George Cundiff Poff b. April 15, 1905, d. September 1, 1975
Marriage*Ethel Clara Criner married George Cundiff Poff, son of William Fleming "Willie" Poff and Hoover Jane King, on October 3, 1925 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.4,5,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the George C. Poff obituary in the Sep 4, 1975 edition.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rowena Elizabeth Poff Slusher obituary in the Oct 14, 2001 edition.

Rowena Elizabeth Poff1,2

F, b. November 7, 1926, d. October 12, 2001
FatherGeorge Cundiff Poff1,2,3,4,5 b. April 15, 1905, d. September 1, 1975
MotherEthel Clara Criner1,2,3,4,5 b. June 19, 1907, d. March 27, 1987
     Her Social Security Number was 226-26-7991.6 Rowena Elizabeth Poff was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Her married name was Slusher. She was born on November 7, 1926 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,6 She married Clinton Eastwood Slusher, son of Clinton Elijah Slusher and Martha Alice "Allie" Reed, on July 6, 1946 at Radford, Virginia.1,7,2,3,8,9 Rowena Elizabeth Poff died on October 12, 2001 at Virginia at age 74.2,6 She SLUSHER, Rowena Elizabeth Poff, 74, of Salem, Va., passed away Friday, October 12, 2001, after a brief illness. She was born November 7, 1926, in Roanoke to the late George Cundiff Poff and Ethel Criner Poff, Radford. Rowena had a passion for flying. At a time when few women were pilots, she became a commercial pilot, owned several airplanes, and had a flying service. Rowena was the first woman to fly for a scheduled airline in the United States. She was a member of the 99s (an international organization of women pilots) and a major in the Civil Air Patrol, where she led several search missions. Rowena served the American Red Cross for many years as a volunteer, instructor, and disaster relief coordinator. Rowena will be sorely missed by her family and the many people whose lives she enriched. She is survived by Clinton Eastwood Slusher, her husband of 55 years; her son, Lt. Col. George Clinton Slusher of Eugene, Ore; son, the Rev. Steven Lloyd Slusher and his wife, Margaret Lee Williams Slusher, Woodstock, Ga; daughter, Joyce Elizabeth Slusher Tolero and her husband, Ric Reyes Tolero of Berkley, Calif; and beloved granddaughters, Elizabeth Solar Tolero, Rebekah Lee Slusher, and Marissa Reed Tolero. She is also survived by her goddaughter, Patricia Martin Walton, her husband, Charles, and daughter, Lia, and Henry Francis Fisher of Huddleston, who she treated as a son, and by a special friend and near-daughter, Christine Roosma, her husband, Warren, and children, Garry and Rachael. Rowena would want to remember her longtime physician and friend, Dr. Charles Hefner. Her funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. B. Conrad Johnston at the John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home on Monday, October 15, 2001, at 1 p.m. followed by interment at Rest Vale Cemetery in Floyd County. on October 14, 2001.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 394, District 18, Roanoke, Virginia4
1940Dwelling 43, District 119-25, Roanoke, Virginia5

Family

Clinton Eastwood Slusher b. April 6, 1923, d. January 4, 2004
Marriage*Rowena Elizabeth Poff married Clinton Eastwood Slusher, son of Clinton Elijah Slusher and Martha Alice "Allie" Reed, on July 6, 1946 at Radford, Virginia.1,7,2,3,8,9 
Children
  • Lt. Col. George Clinton Slusher1,7,2,8
  • Rev. Steven Lloyd Slusher1,7,2,8
  • Joyce Elizabeth Slusher1,7,2,8

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rowena Elizabeth Poff Slusher obituary in the Oct 14, 2001 edition.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the George C. Poff obituary in the Sep 4, 1975 edition.
  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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clinton Eastwood Slusher obituary in the Jan 8, 2004 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Slusher 50th wedding anniversary announcement in the Jul 7, 1996 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Stella H. Luck1

F, b. August, 1865, d. 1936
FatherWilliam Lewis Luck1 b. circa 1832, d. circa 1864
MotherMary Josephine "Maria" Elmore1 b. August 7, 1843, d. March 25, 1915
     Stella H. Luck was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.2 She was born in August, 1865 at Virginia.1,3,2 As of circa 1888,her married name was Griffith.3 She married Dr. George Caleb Griffith circa 1888.4,3,2 Stella H. Luck died in 1936.2

Census Records

1870Dwelling 11, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 30, District 5, Covington, Alleghany Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 262, District 125, Ward 1, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 238, District 75, Ward 1, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 52, District 1, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia7

Family

Dr. George Caleb Griffith b. December 8, 1859, d. 1931
Marriage*Stella H. Luck married Dr. George Caleb Griffith circa 1888.4,3,2 

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2824] Crown Hill Cemetery, Clifton Forge, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=goings&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=77648271&CRid=49946&df=all&
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1252] Nickell, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1579737&id=I2689
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 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.

Clinton Eastwood Slusher1,2,3,4

M, b. April 6, 1923, d. January 4, 2004
FatherClinton Elijah Slusher1,5,4 b. June 9, 1900, d. July 14, 1984
MotherMartha Alice "Allie" Reed5,1,4 b. December 5, 1900, d. July 14, 1983
     His Social Security Number was 227-16-1204.6 Clinton Eastwood Slusher was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on April 6, 1923 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,6,2,4 He married Rowena Elizabeth Poff, daughter of George Cundiff Poff and Ethel Clara Criner, on July 6, 1946 at Radford, Virginia.7,1,8,9,10,11 Clinton Eastwood Slusher died on January 4, 2004 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 80.1,6,3 He Clinton Eastwood Slusher, 80, of Salem, passed away late Sunday, January 4, 2004. Clinton was born April 6, 1923, in Christiansburg, to Clinton Elijah Slusher and Allie Reid Slusher. He grew up in Roanoke and graduated from Jefferson High School. Following training and commissioning in the U.S. Army Air Forces, Clinton served with great courage and distinction as a navigator on B-17s with the Eighth Air Force in England during 1944-1945. He flew in bombing missions over Germany, many as lead navigator for the mission. He earned seven Air Medals and other awards for his courageous service. After returning from the war, Clinton attended business school and became an expert accountant, earning the Certified Public Accountant license. He worked for an accounting firm for several years, then joined Double Envelope Corporation in 1951. At Double Envelope, he rose to be the Secretary-Treasurer during a time of rapid growth and expansion of the company. He retired from Double Envelope in 1988. Clinton married the former Rowena Poff of Radford in July 1946. They began married life in Roanoke, but moved to Salem after the birth of their third child in 1951. They lived in Salem the rest of their lives. Rowena preceded Clinton in death in October, 2001. Clinton is survived by three children, George Slusher of Eugene, Oregon, Steven Slusher and his wife Margaret, of Woodstock, Georgia, and Joyce Tolero and her husband Ric, of Berkeley, California; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth and Marissa Tolero and Rebekah Slusher. He also left many friends, colleagues and people he helped, including his goddaughter, Patricia Walton, plus Gratton Brotherton, Henry Fisher, and Christine and Woody Roosma and their children, Rachel and Gary. He will be remembered and missed by many others who had the pleasure and treasure of knowing him. Clinton was widely known for his generosity and was active in many civic organizations, especially the Boy Scouts of America. He was a cubmaster, scoutmaster, and in other leadership positions in the local council. Clinton became active in local politics, as well. He was elected to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, then resigned when Salem became a city. He later served one term on the Salem City Council, including two years as Mayor of Salem. Following his retirement, Clinton served with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), assisting new and small businesses. Clinton and Rowena were both pilots and together ran a small aviation business, Roanoke Valley Aviation. Later, they decided to let someone else do the flying and traveled all over the world--Africa, Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, Antarctica, India, Machu Pichu, the Galapagos Islands--every continent except Australia. They enjoyed meeting people and learning about the cultures and wildlife of many places, especially off the beaten track. The family received friends Wednesday, January 7, 2004, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, January 8, 2004, at 2 p.m. in the John M. Oakey & Son Chapel in Salem, with Dr. B. Conrad Johnston officiating. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. in Rest Vale Cemetery in Floyd County. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, 389-5441. on January 8, 2004.12

Census Records

1930Dwelling 574, District 18, Roanoke, Virginia5

Family

Rowena Elizabeth Poff b. November 7, 1926, d. October 12, 2001
Marriage*Clinton Eastwood Slusher married Rowena Elizabeth Poff, daughter of George Cundiff Poff and Ethel Clara Criner, on July 6, 1946 at Radford, Virginia.7,1,8,9,10,11 
Children
  • Lt. Col. George Clinton Slusher7,1,8,10
  • Rev. Steven Lloyd Slusher7,1,8,10
  • Joyce Elizabeth Slusher7,1,8,10

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clinton Eastwood Slusher obituary in the Jan 8, 2004 edition.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rowena Elizabeth Poff Slusher obituary in the Oct 14, 2001 edition.
  9. [S116] Floyd Press, From the George C. Poff obituary in the Sep 4, 1975 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Slusher 50th wedding anniversary announcement in the Jul 7, 1996 edition.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clinton Eastwood Slusher obituary in the Jan 6, 2004 edition.

Samuel Johnson "Sam" Hayes1,2

M, b. February 21, 1847, d. July 6, 1921
     Samuel Johnson "Sam" Hayes was buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Miami Co., Indiana.1 He was born on February 21, 1847 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,1 He married Joanna Aldredge, daughter of William M. Aldredge and Lucy Ann Aldredge, on December 1, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 Samuel Johnson "Sam" Hayes died on July 6, 1921 at Miami Co., Indiana, at age 74.1

Family

Joanna Aldredge b. March 26, 1854, d. October 30, 1922
Marriage*He married Joanna Aldredge, daughter of William M. Aldredge and Lucy Ann Aldredge, on December 1, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S804] Nancy Unknown, "Walters Family Tree," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jul 2, 2002 and Jul 7, 2002.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.

William Eldridge Hayes1,2,3

M, b. January 5, 1903, d. February 10, 1981
FatherStanton Edgar "Stan" Hayes1,4,5 b. June 10, 1877, d. June 18, 1954
MotherLizena Ollie Walters1,4,5 b. November 22, 1879, d. January 14, 1974
     William Eldridge Hayes was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, 11 Mount Hope Road, Peru Township, Miami Co., Indiana.2 His Social Security Number was 313-36-6100.6 He was born on January 5, 1903 at Miami Co., Indiana.4,6,2 He married Helen Genevieve Miller on July 11, 1931.2,3 William Eldridge Hayes died on February 10, 1981 at Peru Township, Miami Co., Indiana, at age 78.6,2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 179, District 129, Ward 3, Peru Township, Miami Co., Indiana4
1920Dwelling 181, District 165, Ward 6, Peru Township, Miami Co., Indiana5

Family

Helen Genevieve Miller b. December 29, 1911, d. August 26, 2011
Marriage*William Eldridge Hayes married Helen Genevieve Miller on July 11, 1931.2,3 
Children
  • Marcia Hayes3
  • Barbara Hayes3
  • Samuel Hayes3
  • Thomas Hayes3

Citations

  1. [S804] Nancy Unknown, "Walters Family Tree," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jul 2, 2002 and Jul 7, 2002.
  2. [S4704] Mount Hope Cemetery, Miami Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S2458] Commercial-News, From the Helen Genevieve Hayes obituary in the Aug 31, 2011 edition.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Noah Walter Hayes1,2

M, b. November 23, 1908, d. March 27, 1932
FatherStanton Edgar "Stan" Hayes1,3,4,5 b. June 10, 1877, d. June 18, 1954
MotherLizena Ollie Walters1,3,4,5 b. November 22, 1879, d. January 14, 1974
     Noah Walter Hayes was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, 11 Mount Hope Road, Peru Township, Miami Co., Indiana.2 He was born on November 23, 1908 at Miami Co., Indiana.1 He died on March 27, 1932 at Miami Co., Indiana, at age 23.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 179, District 129, Ward 3, Peru Township, Miami Co., Indiana3
1920Dwelling 181, District 165, Ward 6, Peru Township, Miami Co., Indiana4
1930Dwelling 321, District 23, Peru Township, Miami Co., Indiana5

Citations

  1. [S804] Nancy Unknown, "Walters Family Tree," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jul 2, 2002 and Jul 7, 2002.
  2. [S4704] Mount Hope Cemetery, Miami Co., IN, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Jane Marie "Janie" Zimmerman1

F, b. August 2, 1897, d. January 18, 1931
     Jane Marie "Janie" Zimmerman was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.2,1,3 She was born on August 2, 1897 at Radford, Virginia; Her death certificate has a birth year of 1898.2,1,3 She married Leonard Houston "Jake" "Leslie" Elmore, son of Paul Newton Elmore and Laura Katherine "Lora" Hancock, circa 1918.4,5,1 As of circa 1918,her married name was Elmore.4 Jane Marie "Janie" Zimmerman died on January 18, 1931 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 33.2,1,3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 455, District 37, Roanoke, Virginia6
1930Dwelling 163, District 33, Roanoke, Virginia4

Family

Leonard Houston "Jake" "Leslie" Elmore b. June 16, 1896, d. December 11, 1969
Marriage*Jane Marie "Janie" Zimmerman married Leonard Houston "Jake" "Leslie" Elmore, son of Paul Newton Elmore and Laura Katherine "Lora" Hancock, circa 1918.4,5,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S2723] Roanoke City VA Archives - Evergreen Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  3. [S2253] Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=61845073&CRid=50174&df=all&
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1964] Charlene Elmore Blassingham, "Elmores of New Castle, VA."
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Ray Calvin Poff1,2,3,4

M, b. July 10, 1924, d. December 19, 2002
FatherGeorge Lawrence Poff2,5,6,7,8 b. October 15, 1881, d. March 26, 1974
MotherMaggie Abigail Sisson2,5,6,7,8 b. April 18, 1887, d. July 10, 1987
     His Social Security Number was 226-28-1730.9 Ray Calvin Poff was buried at Butts Cemetery, Glenvar, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 He was born on July 10, 1924 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,9,1,3 He married Doris Marie Flinchum, daughter of John Leslie Flinchum and Ida Mae Gearheart, on July 24, 1946 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,1,10,11,12 Ray Calvin Poff died on December 19, 2002 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 78.9,1,3,4 He POFF, Ray Calvin, 78, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 19, 2002. He was a native of Salem, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a Member of Bethel Baptist Church. He was retired from the Veteran's Administration Regional Office. His surviving family include his devoted wife of 56 years, Doris Flinchum Poff; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Cheryl Poff, of Salem; daughter Linda Willoughby, of Roanoke, daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Mark Bain, of Salem; a brother, Lewis Poff; sisters, Bonnie Linkous and Lillian Slusher; sister-in-law, Gaynell Poff; grandchildren, Ryan Poff, Kerri and Stephen Bain, all of Salem. The graveside service will be held on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 2 p.m. with Dr. Thomas Cribb officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday at the John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home in Salem from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church in Salem. Arrangements by John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home in Salem (389-5441). on December 21, 2002.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 539, District 13, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 44, District 81-27, South Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia8

Family

Doris Marie Flinchum b. December 26, 1928, d. November 19, 2013
Marriage*Ray Calvin Poff married Doris Marie Flinchum, daughter of John Leslie Flinchum and Ida Mae Gearheart, on July 24, 1946 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,1,10,11,12 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ray Calvin Poff obituary in the Dec 21, 2002 edition.
  2. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  3. [S1405] National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lawrence Truman Poff obituary in the Nov 21, 1999 edition.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bonnie Poff Linkous obituary in the May 20, 2011 edition.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Poff 50th wedding anniversary announcement in the Jul 28, 1996 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Doris Flinchum Poff obituary in the Nov 21, 2013 edition.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ronald Calvin Poff obituary in the Oct 13, 2009 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kerri Leigh Bain birth announcement in the May 16, 1993 edition.

Lena Bonnalyn "Bonnie" Poff1,2

F, b. October 18, 1907, d. May 17, 2011
FatherGeorge Lawrence Poff1,3,4,5,6,2 b. October 15, 1881, d. March 26, 1974
MotherMaggie Abigail Sisson1,3,4,5,6,2 b. April 18, 1887, d. July 10, 1987
     Lena Bonnalyn "Bonnie" Poff was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 She was born on October 18, 1907 at Virginia.1,7 She married Paul Ellett Linkous on July 2, 1927.1,2,8 As of July 2, 1927,her married name was Linkous. Lena Bonnalyn "Bonnie" Poff died on May 17, 2011 at Virginia at age 103.2 She Bonnie Poff Linkous, 103, of Salem, joined the angels in Heaven on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; parents, Maggie and George Poff; brothers, Lawrence, Marvin, Lewis and Ray; and sisters, Lillian Slusher and Grace Funck. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Doris Poff; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Helen Johnston, Shirley Horn and Janet Young. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and also of Faith Rebekah Lodge #98. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 20, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the chapel of John M. Oakey and Son, Salem with the Rev. Ivey Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family would like to thank everyone on 3 West at Richfield for her care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to Bethel Baptist Church. on May 20, 2011.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 190, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 459, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 5, District 5, Roanoke, Virginia7

Family

Paul Ellett Linkous b. April 13, 1906, d. December 14, 1983
Marriage*Lena Bonnalyn "Bonnie" Poff married Paul Ellett Linkous on July 2, 1927.1,2,8 

Citations

  1. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bonnie Poff Linkous obituary in the May 20, 2011 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lawrence Truman Poff obituary in the Nov 21, 1999 edition.
  4. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Paul Ellett Linkous1,2

M, b. April 13, 1906, d. December 14, 1983
     Paul Ellett Linkous was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 He was born on April 13, 1906 at Virginia.1,3,2 He married Lena Bonnalyn "Bonnie" Poff, daughter of George Lawrence Poff and Maggie Abigail Sisson, on July 2, 1927.1,4,2 Paul Ellett Linkous died on December 14, 1983 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 77.1,2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 5, District 5, Roanoke, Virginia3

Occupation

1930Auto shop mechanic3

Family

Lena Bonnalyn "Bonnie" Poff b. October 18, 1907, d. May 17, 2011
Marriage*Paul Ellett Linkous married Lena Bonnalyn "Bonnie" Poff, daughter of George Lawrence Poff and Maggie Abigail Sisson, on July 2, 1927.1,4,2 

Citations

  1. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bonnie Poff Linkous obituary in the May 20, 2011 edition.