James Ira "Jim" Nichols1,2,3

M, b. January 15, 1872, d. December 22, 1936
FatherEzekiel Hawkins Nichols2,3 b. March, 1849, d. May 5, 1920
MotherHarriet Isabella Maywood Williams2 b. July, 1852, d. August 25, 1905
     James Ira "Jim" Nichols was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on January 15, 1872 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Teressa Marcella "Teressie" King, daughter of Michael O. King and Louisa Octavia Aldridge, on October 14, 1892 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 James Ira "Jim" Nichols died on December 22, 1936 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 64.1,3

Family

Teressa Marcella "Teressie" King b. May 15, 1872, d. July 29, 1947
Marriage*He married Teressa Marcella "Teressie" King, daughter of Michael O. King and Louisa Octavia Aldridge, on October 14, 1892 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  6. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Teressa Marcella "Teressie" King1,2

F, b. May 15, 1872, d. July 29, 1947
FatherMichael O. King1,2 b. August 2, 1847, d. November 29, 1931
MotherLouisa Octavia Aldridge1,2 b. January 7, 1850, d. December 28, 1933
     Teressa Marcella "Teressie" King was buried at Nichols Cemetery, Bear Run Road, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on May 15, 1872 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 She married James Ira "Jim" Nichols, son of Ezekiel Hawkins Nichols and Harriet Isabella Maywood Williams, on October 14, 1892 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 As of October 14, 1892,her married name was Nichols. Teressa Marcella "Teressie" King died on July 29, 1947 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 75.2

Family

James Ira "Jim" Nichols b. January 15, 1872, d. December 22, 1936
Marriage*She married James Ira "Jim" Nichols, son of Ezekiel Hawkins Nichols and Harriet Isabella Maywood Williams, on October 14, 1892 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  5. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Ethel Lenna Ferris1

F, b. August 7, 1911, d. June 15, 1996
FatherJoseph Lemuel Ferris1 b. August 1, 1886
MotherEffie Lee Thomas1
     Ethel Lenna Ferris was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 Her Social Security Number was 229-24-2418.4 She was born on August 7, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,1 She married James Laban "Jim" Wilson, son of Isaac Daniel Wilson and Lucinda Arminda "Minda" Conner, on November 29, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,5 As of November 29, 1928,her married name was Wilson. Ethel Lenna Ferris died on June 15, 1996 at Virginia at age 84.4,2,3 She WILSON, Ethel Ferris, 84, of Roanoke, formerly of Floyd County, died Saturday, June 15, 1996. She was loved by all of her family, friends, and neighbors, and was preceded in death by her husband, James L. (Jim) Wilson. Mrs. Wilson was a long-time member of Copper Hill Church of the Brethren. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, James Wayne (Mike) and Peggy Ann Wilson, Wirtz, Paul Lane (Pat) and Peggy Ann Wilson, Boones Mill; two daughters, Agnes Church and Phyllis Barkhimer, both of Roanoke; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Betty Jane Brown, Vivian Conner, Rebecca Keenan, Vaughan Ferris, all of Roanoke, Ilene Altice, Norfolk. Services will be at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, 1996. The Rev. Dale Bowman, the Rev. Branan Thompson and the Rev. Laney Mofield will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Oakey's South Chapel. on June 16, 1996.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 131, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 40, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

James Laban "Jim" Wilson b. June 29, 1906, d. October 8, 1983
Marriage*Ethel Lenna Ferris married James Laban "Jim" Wilson, son of Isaac Daniel Wilson and Lucinda Arminda "Minda" Conner, on November 29, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ethel Ferris Wilson obituary in the Jun 16, 1996 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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 Agnes L. Church obituary in the May 20, 2005 edition.
  9. [S3624] Oakey's Funeral Service & Crematory, online http://www.oakeys.com/, From the Phyllis Wilson Barkheimer obituary.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Agnes L. Wilson1,2

F, b. November 9, 1929, d. May 18, 2005
FatherJames Laban "Jim" Wilson1,2,3,4 b. June 29, 1906, d. October 8, 1983
MotherEthel Lenna Ferris1,2,3,4 b. August 7, 1911, d. June 15, 1996
     Her Social Security Number was 223-36-0559.5 Agnes L. Wilson was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.2 She married Paul Church. Her married name was Church. Agnes L. Wilson was born on November 9, 1929 at Virginia.5 She died on May 18, 2005 at Virginia at age 75.5,2 She Agnes L. Church, 75, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Ethel Wilson of Copper Hill. She was retired from First Virginia Bank and was also a longtime employee of Stritesky's Florist. She was a Charter member of Colonial Avenue Baptist Church. Agnes was a beloved mother, grandmother and sister. She is survived by her children, Steve Church and wife, Rosemary, Rick Church, Barbara Delaney, Derek Church and wife, Pat; her grandchildren, Ashley, Melody, and Zachary; brothers, Pat Wilson and wife, Peggy, Mike Wilson and wife, Peggy; sister, Phyllis Barkheimer; aunts, Vivian Conner, Betty Brown; uncle, Vaughan Ferris; niece and nephews, Todd Wilson, Patricia Hill and Gary Barkheimer. Services will be at Colonial Avenue Baptist Church, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2005. Dr. Jeffrey Scott and the Rev. Branan G. Thompson will officiate. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 989-3131. on May 20, 2005.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 40, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

Paul Church
Marriage*Agnes L. Wilson married Paul Church
Children
  • Barbara Church2
  • Stephen Douglas "Steve" Church2
  • Reginald Paul "Rick" Church2
  • Derek Leslie Church2
  • Ashley Lane Church

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ethel Ferris Wilson obituary in the Jun 16, 1996 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Agnes L. Church obituary in the May 20, 2005 edition.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3624] Oakey's Funeral Service & Crematory, online http://www.oakeys.com/, From the Phyllis Wilson Barkheimer obituary.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Phyllis Ann Wilson1,2

F, b. circa 1933, d. February 18, 2015
FatherJames Laban "Jim" Wilson3,4,1,2 b. June 29, 1906, d. October 8, 1983
MotherEthel Lenna Ferris3,4,1,2 b. August 7, 1911, d. June 15, 1996
     Phyllis Ann Wilson Phyllis Wilson Barkheimer, 81, of Roanoke City, passed away Wednesday February 18, 2015. A beloved mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Phyllis was born in Floyd County, and had been a local resident most of her life. Her last working years she enjoyed volunteering at LOA Adult Care. Her parents Jim and Ethel Wilson of Copper Hill, Sister Agnes Church of Roanoke, son Jeffrey Barkheimer and daughter Patricia Hill of Salem preceded her death. She was survived by her son Gary Barkheimer and partner James Farmer of Roanoke, her dear son in law Richard Hill of Salem, and grandsons Joshua Hill and Jason Barkheimer, and granddaughter Brandy Barkheimer. She also had numerous great grandchildren. She was the sister of Paul (Pat) Wilson and wife Peggy Wilson of Rocky Mt, and James (Mike) Wilson and wife Peggy Wilson of Wirtz. Phyllis will also be missed by her faithful granddog Louie. The family would like to take this time to thank her special cousin Shelby Mowles of Roanoke, and her close friends Elizabeth Stone of Floyd, Helen “Yaya” Asimakopoulos of Roanoke, Denise Campbell of Roanoke, Sylvia Shortt of Roanoke and Cyndy Brown of Lynchburg, for their dear friendships. Phyllis we love you and will miss you greatly. Family visitation will be held at Oakey’s South Chapel on Brambleton Ave. Sunday Feb 22 from 2-4 and 6-8p.m. Her funeral services will be held at the same location Monday Feb 23 at 12:00 p.m., Pastor Branan Thompson Jr. will officiate. The family will be receiving guests at their home located at 3931 Richland Ave NW after the service. Arrangements by Oakey’s South Chapel.2 She married Robert L. Barkheimer.5 Her married name was Barkheimer.5 Phyllis Ann Wilson was born circa 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She died on February 18, 2015 at Roanoke, Virginia.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 40, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Family

Robert L. Barkheimer
Marriage*Phyllis Ann Wilson married Robert L. Barkheimer.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S3624] Oakey's Funeral Service & Crematory, online http://www.oakeys.com/, From the Phyllis Wilson Barkheimer obituary.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ethel Ferris Wilson obituary in the Jun 16, 1996 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Agnes L. Church obituary in the May 20, 2005 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Patricia Lynn Barkheimer Hill obituary in the May 29, 2013 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jeffrey L. Barkheimer obituary in the Oct 8, 2000 edition.

Sadie Lue Craighead1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. May 8, 1938, d. February 15, 2021
FatherIsaac Eldridge Craighead1,2,3,7,4,6 b. October 1, 1895, d. September 15, 1994
MotherSusie Ethel Wilson2,3,7,4,6 b. June 7, 1901, d. March 8, 1973
     Sadie Lue Craighead was buried at Vest Cemetery (also known as Radford Cemetery), on Rt 666, turn left, 2 miles from Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on May 8, 1938 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5 As of March 2, 1956,her married name was Peters.6 She married Jessie Huie Peters, son of George Jackson Peters and Allie Lucy Janney, on March 2, 1956 at Sparta, Alleghany Co., North Carolina.4,8,6 Sadie Lue Craighead died on February 15, 2021 at Sumter Co., Florida, at age 82.4 She Sadie Peters, beloved sister, aunt, and great great aunt passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021, in Sumpter County, Florida. She was a graduate of Check High School in Floyd County, Virginia. Sadie was a retired inspector for the textile industry and retired to Copper Hill. For many winters she lived in Fort Pierce, Florida and attended Parkview Baptist Church, where she made many friends. She lived the last seven years in Ocala, Florida. Mrs. Peters was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Eldridge and Susie Wilson Craighead and her husband, Jessie Huie Peters. She is survived by her sisters, Ina Walters of Salem and Rheba Cooper of Ocala, Florida; niece, Kathy (Larry) Popeil and Ocala Florida; nephews, Gary (Cindy) Cooper of Fort Pierce, Florida, Robert ( Lisa) Craighead, Richard (Annette) Craighead, and Neil Walters, as well as many grand and great grand nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Vest Cemetery, 432 Cypress Dr. SE, Floyd, Virginia. on February 23, 2021.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 133, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Jessie Huie Peters b. May 17, 1927, d. December 5, 1966
Marriage*Sadie Lue Craighead married Jessie Huie Peters, son of George Jackson Peters and Allie Lucy Janney, on March 2, 1956 at Sparta, Alleghany Co., North Carolina.4,8,6 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Isaac Eldridge Craighead obituary in the Sep 16, 1994 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arville Jackson Craighead obituary in the Nov 8, 2005 edition.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Susie Wilson Craighead obituary in the Mar 15, 1973 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sadie Peters obituary in the Feb 23, 2021 edition.
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Arville Jackson "Jack" Craighead1,2,3

M, b. May 11, 1935, d. November 5, 2005
FatherIsaac Eldridge Craighead4,1,5,6,2 b. October 1, 1895, d. September 15, 1994
MotherSusie Ethel Wilson1,5,6,2 b. June 7, 1901, d. March 8, 1973
     Arville Jackson "Jack" Craighead was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 229-46-4039.7 He was born on May 11, 1935 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2 He married Linda Fay Wilson, daughter of Artis Lawton "Red" Wilson and Bessie Marie Willett, on July 25, 1964 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,9,2 Arville Jackson "Jack" Craighead died on November 5, 2005 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 70.1,7,3 He Arville Jackson (Jack) Craighead, 70, of Copper Hill, a beloved husband, father, and papa, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2005. Mr. Craighead was a member of Copper Hill Church of the Brethren and Check Ruritan Club. He was a self-employed building contractor for many years before retiring to farming. Mr. Craighead was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac Eldridge and Susie Wilson Craighead. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda Craighead, Copper Hill; two sons and daughter-in-law, Robert Craighead, Mooresville, N.C; and Richard and Annette Craighead, Roanoke; two grandsons, Isaac Craighead and Avery Craighead, Roanoke; and a soon to be granddaughter, Anna Craighead; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Ina Lee and Guy Walters, Salem; Reba Cooper and Sadie Peters, both of Fort Pierce, Fla. Three nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with the Reverend Sue Morris, the Reverend Dale Bowman, and the Reverend Maurice Wright officiating. Interment will follow in the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home.
on November 8, 2005.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 133, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Linda Fay Wilson b. May 2, 1943, d. December 14, 2006
Marriage*Arville Jackson "Jack" Craighead married Linda Fay Wilson, daughter of Artis Lawton "Red" Wilson and Bessie Marie Willett, on July 25, 1964 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,9,2 
Children
  • Robert Craighead10,9,8,1
  • Richard Lee Craighead10,9,8,1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arville Jackson Craighead obituary in the Nov 8, 2005 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Isaac Eldridge Craighead obituary in the Sep 16, 1994 edition.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Susie Wilson Craighead obituary in the Mar 15, 1973 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Linda Wilson Craighead obituary in the Dec 16, 2006 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bessie Willet Wilson obituary in the Jan 23, 1991 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Artis L. Wilson obituary in the Dec 30, 2000 edition.

George Horace Conner1,2,3,4,5

M, b. August 22, 1906, d. August 12, 1969
FatherJohn Castle/Cassel Conner1,2,4,5 b. January 11, 1876, d. April 5, 1951
MotherJemima Alice Wilson1,2,4,5 b. August 15, 1874, d. January 26, 1960
     George Horace Conner was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,4 He was born on August 22, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,5 He married Lucy Annie Elizabeth Conner, daughter of Jacob Valentine "Doll" Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill, on August 30, 1927 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 George Horace Conner married Lottie Frances Horsley on January 4, 1969 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.5 George Horace Conner died on August 12, 1969 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 62.4

Census Records

1910Dwelling 171, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 134, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 27, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1930Farmer7
1940Farmer8

Family 1

Lucy Annie Elizabeth Conner b. May 30, 1902, d. November 20, 1965
Marriage*George Horace Conner married Lucy Annie Elizabeth Conner, daughter of Jacob Valentine "Doll" Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill, on August 30, 1927 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Family 2

Lottie Frances Horsley b. April 12, 1908
Marriage*George Horace Conner married Lottie Frances Horsley on January 4, 1969 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.5 

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1164] Geneva Conner Bell White, "In Memory of the Family of Jacob Valentine Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill Conner."
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mildred Lauraine Craighead obituary in the Jun 11, 2006 edition.

John Willard Conner1,2,3

M, b. October 8, 1910, d. October 28, 1967
FatherJohn Castle/Cassel Conner4,2,3 b. January 11, 1876, d. April 5, 1951
MotherJemima Alice Wilson4,2,3 b. August 15, 1874, d. January 26, 1960
     John Willard Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,3 He was born on October 8, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2,3 He married Virginia Gladys "Virgie" Conner, daughter of Daniel Adam Conner and Lydia Amanda Conner, on September 5, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 John Willard Conner died on October 28, 1967 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 57.5,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 133, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 33, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930Farm laborer4
1940Farmer6

Family

Virginia Gladys "Virgie" Conner b. June 20, 1912, d. March 17, 1999
Marriage*John Willard Conner married Virginia Gladys "Virgie" Conner, daughter of Daniel Adam Conner and Lydia Amanda Conner, on September 5, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virgie Gladys Conner obituary in the Mar 18, 1999 edition.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Juanita Conner Pugh obituary in the Aug 21, 2015 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jackson Lee Conner obituary in the Jan 24, 2016 edition.
  10. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Virginia Gladys "Virgie" Conner1,2

F, b. June 20, 1912, d. March 17, 1999
FatherDaniel Adam Conner1,3,4 b. January 20, 1872, d. March 12, 1955
MotherLydia Amanda Conner1,3,4 b. June 23, 1875, d. February 22, 1959
     Her Social Security Number was 229-24-2627.5 Virginia Gladys "Virgie" Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,2 She was born on June 20, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6,1 She married John Willard Conner, son of John Castle/Cassel Conner and Jemima Alice Wilson, on September 5, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,7 Virginia Gladys "Virgie" Conner died on March 17, 1999 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 86.5,2 She CONNER, Virgie Gladys, 86, of Copper Hill, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 1999 in Richfield Nursing Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Willard Conner. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jackson Lee and Louise Conner, Copper Hill, Howard Wesley and Evelyn Conner, Roanoke; one daughter and son-in-law, Juanita C. and William Pugh, both of Roanoke; grandchildren and spouses, Chris Conner, Greg and Amanda Conner, Michael and Debbie Conner, Diane and Tommy Cox, Debra and Jon Layman, Pamela Pugh; three great-grandchildren, Jenny Conner, Amanda Cox, Robin and Ronny Underwood; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Salem Primitive Baptist Church (Head of the River) with Elder Hale Terry officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 18, 1999.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 169, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 161, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 33, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

John Willard Conner b. October 8, 1910, d. October 28, 1967
Marriage*Virginia Gladys "Virgie" Conner married John Willard Conner, son of John Castle/Cassel Conner and Jemima Alice Wilson, on September 5, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virgie Gladys Conner obituary in the Mar 18, 1999 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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Juanita Conner Pugh obituary in the Aug 21, 2015 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jackson Lee Conner obituary in the Jan 24, 2016 edition.
  12. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Jackson Lee "Jack" Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. November 9, 1945, d. January 20, 2016
FatherJohn Willard Conner1,3,5,4 b. October 8, 1910, d. October 28, 1967
MotherVirginia Gladys "Virgie" Conner1,3,5,4 b. June 20, 1912, d. March 17, 1999
     Jackson Lee "Jack" Conner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He was born on November 9, 1945.3 He married Louise Annette Hale, daughter of Robert Lee Hale and Elizabeth Louise "Betty" Lilly, on June 6, 1970 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6,7,8,4 Jackson Lee "Jack" Conner died on January 20, 2016 at Virginia at age 70.4 He On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, God carried Jackson "Jack" Lee Conner, 70, of Copper Hill, Va., to His heavenly home. His work was complete and his reward was awaiting him. He was a good, kind, and faithful steward of all he was given. He was a faithful, reliable, honorable, loving provider, and husband to Louise Conner for 45½ years. He was a wonderful father who lovingly and quietly cared for his children, Chris and Greg Conner. He loved his three grandchildren Luke, Joshua, and Caleb Conner. He treated his daughter-in-law, Amanda, as his own. He was a good friend who enjoyed all of his lifelong friends. Jack will be terribly missed by all who got to know him and loved him. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Willard John and Virgie Conner; in-laws, Robert and Elizabeth (Betty) Hale; sister Juanita Pugh; and granddaughter, Ava Noel Conner.Jack is survived by wife, Louise Hale Conner; two sons, Christopher Conner of Salem, and Gregory Conner and wife, Amanda, of Indian Valley; three grandchildren, Luke, Joshua, and Caleb Conner; brother, Howard Wesley Conner and wife, Evelyn, of Roanoke; brother-in-law, William (Bill) Pugh of Roanoke; several nieces, nephews, and numerous friends and church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 25, 2016, at Gardner's Funeral Home in Floyd, Va. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren in Copper Hill with Pastor Maurice Wright officiating. Burial will follow at the Restvale Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Food Bank, P.O. Box 67, Copper Hill, VA 24079. on January 24, 2016.4

Family

Louise Annette Hale
Marriage*He married Louise Annette Hale, daughter of Robert Lee Hale and Elizabeth Louise "Betty" Lilly, on June 6, 1970 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6,7,8,4 
Children
  • Christopher "Chris" Conner9,6,7,4
  • Gregory Allen Conner10,2,6,7,4

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virgie Gladys Conner obituary in the Mar 18, 1999 edition.
  2. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Reference # 97-65.
  3. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jackson Lee Conner obituary in the Jan 24, 2016 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Juanita Conner Pugh obituary in the Aug 21, 2015 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elizabeth Lilly Hale obituary in the Nov 17, 2000 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Lee Hale obituary in the Apr 2, 2011 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sandra Hale Perdue obituary in the Jul 27, 2014 edition.
  9. [S116] Floyd Press, From an announcement in the Apr 8, 2004 edition.
  10. [S116] Floyd Press, From an announcement about Luke Conner's 3rd birthday in the Jan 15, 2004 edition.

Gene Edward Gearhart1,2,3,4

M, b. February 12, 1933, d. April 16, 2003
FatherEdward Casper Earlie Gearhart5,2,1,4,6 b. May 18, 1911, d. April 5, 1971
MotherBertha Virginia Eldona Dishner5,2,1,4,6 b. December 13, 1915, d. March 16, 2013
     His Social Security Number was 229-36-2993.7 Gene Edward Gearhart was buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Wright's Mountain, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 He was born on February 12, 1933 at Widemouth, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,7,1 He married Ruth Gertie Davis on December 24, 1956 at Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,8,3 Gene Edward Gearhart died on April 16, 2003 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 70.2,7 He Gene E. Gearhart, 70, of 762 Wheeler Road, Rock, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton. Born Feb. 12, 1933, at Widemouth, he was the son of Eldona Dishner Gearhart of Rock and the late Casper Gearhart. Mr. Gearhart was a member of Wright Mountain Independent Baptist Church at Rock. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the U.M.W.A. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the N.R.A. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Gearhart and Gerald Gearhart. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ruth Davis Gearhart of the home; two daughters, Rhonda Vaughan and husband Brad, and Dawn Green and husband Bob all of Rock; two sisters, Evelene Horne of Rock, and Joy Garten and husband Jack of Roanoke, Va; four grandchildren, Amanda Miles and husband Chris, Amber Gene Ealy and husband Aaron, Aaron Green, and Gene-Paul Green all of Rock; and three great-grandchildren, John Miles, Abigail Miles and Timothy Brad Ealy all of Rock. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Wright Mountain Independent Baptist Church at Rock with Pastor Barry Wellman and the Rev. Randolph Dishner officiating. Interment will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery at Wright Mountain, Rock. Family will be pallbearers. Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton and at the church one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. on April 17, 2003.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 398, District 55-3, Barkers Ridge, Wyoming Co., West Virginia4

Family

Ruth Gertie Davis
Marriage*Gene Edward Gearhart married Ruth Gertie Davis on December 24, 1956 at Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,8,3 
Children
  • Rhonda Ilene Gearhart2
  • Camella Dawn Gearhart2

Citations

  1. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  2. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Gene E. Gearhart obitiaury in the Apr 17, 2003 edition.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Gearhart-Davis marriage record.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the James Earlie Gearhart obitiaury in the Jun 6, 2001 edition.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Eldona Gearhart obituary in the Mar 18, 2013 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.