Edna Pauline "Polly" Owen1,2

F, b. April 16, 1924, d. October 8, 2005
     Edna Pauline "Polly" Owen was born on April 16, 1924 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,2 She married Robert Lee "Bob" Conner, son of Samuel "Sampson" Conner and Osceola "Ocie" Thompson, on January 20, 1968 at Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,1,2 As of January 20, 1968,her married name was Conner.2 Edna Pauline "Polly" Owen died on October 8, 2005 at Virginia at age 81.1,3 She Edna Pauline (Polly) Conner, 81, of Roanoke, died Saturday, October 8, 2005. Pauline was a retired real estate sales lady and was preceded in death by her parents, Nash Johnson and Nellie Milton Owen; her brothers, Earl Johnson Owen, Thomason Jessie Owen; her stepson, Randy Davis; and her husband, Robert (Bob) L. Conner. Surviving is her stepson, Robin Jerry Anderson; her stepgrandchildren, Jerry Lee Anderson, Ricky Davis, Jr; her brother, Maynard R. Owen and wife, Dorothy, of Roanoke County; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, Tuesday, October 11, 4 p.m. with Pastor Eric Spano officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund in her memory. The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour prior to the funeral service at Oakey's Vinton Chapel.
on October 10, 2005.1

Family

Robert Lee "Bob" Conner b. September 2, 1924, d. June 6, 2000
Marriage*She married Robert Lee "Bob" Conner, son of Samuel "Sampson" Conner and Osceola "Ocie" Thompson, on January 20, 1968 at Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,1,2 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edna Pauline Conner obituary in the Oct 10, 2005 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Lee Conner obituary in the Jun 7, 2000 edition.

Donald Ray "Don" Eanes1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. June 24, 1944, d. June 12, 2017
FatherCharles Fred "Charlie" Eanes1,2,4,5 b. July 1, 1924, d. October 3, 2000
MotherClaudia Evelyn "Claudy" Anderson1,2,4,5 b. September 25, 1925, d. January 29, 1998
     Donald Ray "Don" Eanes was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.4 He was born on June 24, 1944 at West Virginia.5,6 He married Linda Ruth Akers on March 28, 1964 at Lafayette, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 Donald Ray "Don" Eanes married Jeanette Gail Perdue on April 22, 1966 at Elliston, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 Donald Ray "Don" Eanes and Linda Ruth Akers were divorced on April 25, 1966 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6 Donald Ray "Don" Eanes and Jeanette Gail Perdue were divorced on September 16, 1976 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 Donald Ray "Don" Eanes married Rose Marie Shaver on February 16, 1985 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,5 Donald Ray "Don" Eanes died on June 12, 2017 at Virginia at age 72.4 He Donald Ray Eanes, of Elliston, went to be with the lord on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the age of 72. Don worked for Hedge Metal Company for 23 years and an auctioneer for 15. His passion and love was horses. Donald was preceded in death by his loving wife of 25 years Rose Eanes; daughter, Robin Denise Eanes; and his parents, Charlie and Claudy Eanes. He is survived by his daughter, Marie and David Paulley; son, Donnie Eanes and girlfriend Deanna Maxey; his grandchildren, David Brown, Brittany, Dillion, Dakota, Danica, Dalelena, Dalton and Dawson Eanes. Also, left to cherish his memory are his sister, Lois Bean; brother, Kyle and Brenda Eanes, Mike Eanes, Freddie and Teresa Eanes and numerous nieces and nephews. Also, the family would like to say a special thank you to his beloved friends, Pam and Charlie Price and Johnny and Rita Harrah for their lifetime of friendship. Funeral Services will be held, 11 a.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Elliston Church of God with Pastor Delores Caldwell officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Cemetery Roanoke, Va. on June 16, 2017.4

Family 1

Linda Ruth Akers
Marriage*He married Linda Ruth Akers on March 28, 1964 at Lafayette, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 
Divorce* Donald Ray "Don" Eanes and Linda Ruth Akers were divorced on April 25, 1966 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6 

Family 2

Jeanette Gail Perdue
Marriage*Donald Ray "Don" Eanes married Jeanette Gail Perdue on April 22, 1966 at Elliston, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 
Divorce* Donald Ray "Don" Eanes and Jeanette Gail Perdue were divorced on September 16, 1976 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 

Family 3

Child
  • Robin Denise Eanes4

Family 4

Rose Marie Shaver b. April 25, 1958, d. March 3, 2015
Marriage*Donald Ray "Don" Eanes married Rose Marie Shaver on February 16, 1985 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,5 
Children
  • Donnie Eanes3,4
  • Evelyn Marie Eanes3,4

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charlie Fred Eanes obituary in the Oct 4, 2000 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Claudy Evelyn Eanes obituary in the Jan 30, 1998 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rose Marie Eanes obituary in the Mar 6, 2015 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Donald Ray Eanes obituary in the Jun 16, 2017 edition.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.

Rose Marie Shaver1,2

F, b. April 25, 1958, d. March 3, 2015
     Rose Marie Shaver was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.1 She was born on April 25, 1958 at Virginia.2 She married Donald Ray "Don" Eanes, son of Charles Fred "Charlie" Eanes and Claudia Evelyn "Claudy" Anderson, on February 16, 1985 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 As of February 16, 1985,her married name was Eanes.2 Rose Marie Shaver died on March 3, 2015 at Virginia at age 56.1 She Rose Marie Eanes, 56, of Elliston, Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Rose was predeceased by her father, Fredrick Lee Shaver. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who worked with her husband at their auction house for many years. She retired from Oak Hall Cap and Gown. She had a very special love for horses, having as many as 14 at one time. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Donald Eanes; children, Marie Paulley (David), and Donnie Eanes (Deanna Maxey); grandchildren, Brittany, Dillon, Dakota, Danica and Dalelena Eanes and David Brown; mother, Ovella Shaver; sister, Carolyn Spangler (Alan); and many other family members and friends. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Elliston Church of God with the Rev. Delores Caldwell officiating. Visition will held two hours prior to the service. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. on March 6, 2015.1

Family

Donald Ray "Don" Eanes b. June 24, 1944, d. June 12, 2017
Marriage*She married Donald Ray "Don" Eanes, son of Charles Fred "Charlie" Eanes and Claudia Evelyn "Claudy" Anderson, on February 16, 1985 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children
  • Donnie Eanes3
  • Evelyn Marie Eanes3

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rose Marie Eanes obituary in the Mar 6, 2015 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Donald Ray Eanes obituary in the Jun 16, 2017 edition.

Shirley Christine Eanes1,2,3,4

F, b. January 22, 1941, d. January 1, 2017
FatherRoscoe Alvin "Shorty" Eanes1,2,3,5,6 b. April 25, 1911, d. January 28, 1965
MotherMary Edith Lutz1,2,3,5,6 b. May 30, 1921, d. January 13, 2001
     Shirley Christine Eanes was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.6 She was born on January 22, 1941 at Tazewell, Tazewell Co., Virginia.3,4,6 As of November 26, 1960,her married name was Spencer.3 She married Rev. Charles Eugene "Charlie" Spencer on November 26, 1960 at New River, Pulaski Co., Virginia.1,3,5,6 Shirley Christine Eanes died on January 1, 2017 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 75.6 She Christine "Teeny" Spencer, 75, of Pilot, died Sunday, January 1, 2017, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born in Amonate, Virginia on January 22, 1941 to the late Roscoe Alvis and Mary Edith Lutz Eanes. She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Charles Spencer; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald Dean and Connie Spencer, Mark David and Khristy Spencer; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Brenda Eanes; grandchildren, Matthew Spencer and wife, Cassie, Andrew Spencer and wife, Katie, Whitney Breeden and husband, Davey, Michael Spencer; wife, Alexa, Gabrael Spencer, Malachi Spencer, Charity Spencer; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Hannah Abate and Debbie Davis. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, January 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Sunset Cemetery. on January 3, 2017.6

Family

Rev. Charles Eugene "Charlie" Spencer
Marriage*She married Rev. Charles Eugene "Charlie" Spencer on November 26, 1960 at New River, Pulaski Co., Virginia.1,3,5,6 
Children
  • Ronald Dean Spencer1,6,3
  • Mark David Spencer1,6,3

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Edith Lutz Eanes obituary in the Jan 14, 2001 edition.
  2. [S901] Brenda Eanes, "Charles Washington Lutz," e-mail to Scott Scahffer, Apr 26, May 6 and 25, and Jun 4 2005.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ronney Alvis Eanes obituary in the Jan 26, 2020 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Christine Spencer obituary in the Jan 3, 2017 edition.

Ronney Alvis Eanes1,2,3,4,5

M, b. April 18, 1943, d. January 24, 2020
FatherRoscoe Alvin "Shorty" Eanes1,6,4,5,7 b. April 25, 1911, d. January 28, 1965
MotherMary Edith Lutz1,2,6,4,5,7 b. May 30, 1921, d. January 13, 2001
     Ronney Alvis Eanes was born on April 18, 1943 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,5 He married Brenda Christine Dudley on March 19, 1965 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,4,5 Ronney Alvis Eanes died on January 24, 2020 at Virginia at age 76.5 He Ronney Alvis Eanes, age 76, of Pilot, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020, at his home. He was born in Pilot, Va., on April 18, 1943, to the late Roscoe Alvie and Mary Edith Lutz Eanes. He was also preceded in death by his son, Ricky A. Eanes and sister, Christine Eanes Spencer. Ronney retired after 35 years of law enforcement, having served with the Virginia Tech Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and the Christiansburg Police Department. Ronney was a member of McDaniel Masonic Lodge No. 86 AF & AM and the F.O.P. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Brenda Dudley Eanes; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Eanes and Byron H. Dickerson; granddaughter, Amanda D. Dickerson; grandson, Tanner A. Eanes; daughter-in-law, Whitney Chumbley Eanes; brother-in-law, Charles E. Spencer; and sisters-in-law, Wanda D. Funkhouser, Merle D. Nelson, Sonja D. Hollandsworth and husband, Ren. A memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 6 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles E. Spencer, the Rev. Mark D. Spencer, and the Rev. Ronald D. Spencer officiating. on January 26, 2020.5

Family

Brenda Christine Dudley
Marriage*He married Brenda Christine Dudley on March 19, 1965 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Edith Lutz Eanes obituary in the Jan 14, 2001 edition.
  2. [S901] Brenda Eanes, "Charles Washington Lutz," e-mail to Scott Scahffer, Apr 26, May 6 and 25, and Jun 4 2005.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ronney Alvis Eanes obituary in the Jan 26, 2020 edition.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Roscoe A. Eanes obituary in an unknown edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Christine Spencer obituary in the Jan 3, 2017 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ricky Allen Eanes obituary in the Mar 15, 2016 edition.

James Harold Eanes1,2

M, b. circa 1943, d. June 9, 2013
FatherJames Harless Eanes1,2
MotherBernice Lucille Clower1,2 b. circa 1919, d. August 22, 2005
     James Harold Eanes was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2880 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He married Rincey Spradlin.2 James Harold Eanes was born circa 1943.2 He died on June 9, 2013 at Virginia.2 He James Harold Eanes, 70, of Christiansburg, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Harless and Bernice Clower Eanes. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Rincey Spradlin Eanes, of Christiansburg; daughter, Cynthia A. Eanes, of Christiansburg; son and daughter-in-law, William H. and Cindy L. Eanes ,of Radford; grandchildren, Christian and Makayla Eanes; sister, Peggy Kelley; special friend, Randall Amos; and granddogs, Bella and Wringo. Harold was a faithful member of Gospel Light Baptist Church and was retired from Wades Supermarket.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the Salem VA Hospital staff for their care of Harold and their tenderness toward the family. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Jerry Otey officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. on June 11, 2013.2

Family

Rincey Spradlin
Marriage*He married Rincey Spradlin.2 
Children
  • Cynthia A. Eanes1,2
  • William H. Eanes1,2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bernice Lucille Clower obituary in the Aug 23, 2005 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Harold Eanes obituary in the Jun 11, 2013 edition.

Thomas Wayne "Tom" Sweeney1,2,3

M, b. July 30, 1939, d. November 13, 1992
FatherMajor Lee Sweeney Sr.4,5,1,2,6,3 b. April 4, 1902, d. April 16, 1993
MotherMargaret Marie Powell4,5,1,2,6,3 b. October 12, 1905, d. May 18, 2003
     Thomas Wayne "Tom" Sweeney was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, 1300 Mountain View Road, Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 228-48-1856.7 He was born on July 30, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2 He married Phyllis Ann Chittum on March 17, 1961 at Henry Co., Virginia.1,2,8,3 Thomas Wayne "Tom" Sweeney died on November 13, 1992 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 53.7,1 He SWEENEY, Thomas Wayne, 53, of Roanoke, died Friday, November 13, 1992, at his residence. He served in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of Williamson Road Masonic Lodge No. 163. He was a truck driver for Kroger Distribution Center in Salem. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Chittum Sweeney; one son, Wayne Sweeney, Roanoke; two daughters and a son-in-law, Janet and Donnie Dodson, Roanoke, Theresa Sweeney, Salem; his parents, Major Lee, Sr., and Margaret Sweeney; six brothers, M. L. Sweeney, Jr., Floyd, Max E. Sweeney, Roanoke, Jack Sweeney, Bruce Sweeney and Barry Sweeney, all of Floyd, Doug Sweeney, Troutville; two sisters, Cindy Eanes, Ridgeway, Daphine Sowers, Floyd; a very special friend, Ray Huff; his father and mother-in-law, Howard and Hollie Chittum; his grandchildren, Zackery and Justin Dodson; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday from the Lotz Vinton Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Butterworth and Mr. Doug Sweeney officiating. Interment and graveside service by Williamson Road Masonic Lodge #163 A.F.&A.M. will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, Inc., Roanoke, Va. 24018. Friends may call at Lotz Vinton Chapel. on November 15, 1992.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 136, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Phyllis Ann Chittum b. circa 1944, d. June 19, 2016
Marriage*Thomas Wayne "Tom" Sweeney married Phyllis Ann Chittum on March 17, 1961 at Henry Co., Virginia.1,2,8,3 
Children
  • Wayne Morrison Sweeney1,2,8
  • Janet Marie Sweeney1,2,8,3
  • Teresa Ann Sweeney1,2,8

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thomas Wayne Sweeney obituary in the Nov 15, 1992 edition.
  2. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Major Lee Sweeney, Sr. obituary in the Apr 17, 1993 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Margaret Powell Sweeney obituary in the May 20, 2003 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 Phyllis C. Sweeney obituary in the Jun 22, 2016 edition.

Max Earl Sweeney1,2

M, b. October 2, 1932, d. July 3, 2014
FatherMajor Lee Sweeney Sr.3,4,1,5,6 b. April 4, 1902, d. April 16, 1993
MotherMargaret Marie Powell3,4,1,5,6 b. October 12, 1905, d. May 18, 2003
     Max Earl Sweeney was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on October 2, 1932 at Virginia.1 He married Shirley Poole on December 31, 1954.1,7 Max Earl Sweeney died on July 3, 2014 at Virginia at age 81.2 He Max Earl Sweeney, 81, of Floyd, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014. Max was a veteran of the United States Navy and served in the Korean War. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Sweeney; sons, David, Randy and Darrell Sweeney; grandchildren, Mikayla Sweeney, Rhiannon Leebrick, Sarah Newton, Aaron Sweeney and Liam Sweeney; great grandchildren, Maebel Johnson and Wyatt Newton; sisters, Daphine Sowers and Cindy Eanes; brothers, Bruce, Barry and Doug Sweeney. Max had countless friends and loved ones in the local music community. The family would like to thank the doctors and all the staff at Springtree Health and Rehab Center for their excellent care. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday July 6, 2014, at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Doug Sweeney officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery with Military Rites by Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854 and American Legion Post #127. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service. on July 5, 2014.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 136, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Shirley Poole b. July 30, 1936, d. May 4, 2015
Marriage*Max Earl Sweeney married Shirley Poole on December 31, 1954.1,7 
Children
  • David Courtney Sweeney1,2,7
  • Randall Lee "Randy" Sweeney1,2,7
  • Darrell Brian Sweeney1,2,7

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Max Earl Sweeney obituary in the Jul 5, 2014 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Major Lee Sweeney, Sr. obituary in the Apr 17, 1993 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Margaret Powell Sweeney obituary in the May 20, 2003 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thomas Wayne Sweeney obituary in the Nov 15, 1992 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S4284] Maberry Funeral Home, Inc., online http://www.maberryfuneralhome.com, From the Shirley Poole Sweeney obituary.

Oliver Julius "Jack" Sweeney1,2,3,4

M, b. May 24, 1934, d. February 1, 2001
FatherMajor Lee Sweeney Sr.5,6,7,2,8,9 b. April 4, 1902, d. April 16, 1993
MotherMargaret Marie Powell5,6,7,2,8,9 b. October 12, 1905, d. May 18, 2003
     Oliver Julius "Jack" Sweeney was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,4 His Social Security Number was 230-38-1189.10 He was born on May 24, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.10,2,4 He married Shirley Maenola "Nola" Witkowsi on April 17, 1954.2,11 Oliver Julius "Jack" Sweeney died on February 1, 2001 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 66.10,7,3,4 He SWEENEY, Oliver, (Jack), 66, of Radford, formerly of Floyd, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2001. He was preceded in death by his father, Major Lee Sweeney, Sr., and two brothers, M. L. Sweeney and Tom Sweeney. Surviving are his wife, Shirley W. Sweeney of Radford; mother, Margaret P. Sweeney of Floyd; two daughters and one son-in-law, Marla Melvin of Floyd and Susan and Arlie Hill of Radford; five grandchildren, Amy and Butch Cook of Stafford, Shana and Brian Griffith of Floyd, Kayla Melvin of Floyd, Daniel Hill of Radford, Brandon Hill of Radford; two great-grandchildren, Madeline Cook, Onyia Griffith; special niece, Deborah "Doat" Sickey of Indian Valley; two sisters, Daphine Sowers of Floyd, Cindy Evans of Ridgeway; four brothers, Max E. Sweeney of Roanoke, W. Bruce Sweeney of Floyd, W. Barry Sweeney of Floyd, S. Douglas Sweeney of Troutville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 4, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home with the Rev. Graham Mitchell and the Rev. Doug Sweeney officiating. Interment will follow in Jacksonville Cemetery. Friends may call after 12 noon Saturday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd, is in charge of the arrangements. on February 3, 2001.7

Census Records

1940Dwelling 136, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Shirley Maenola "Nola" Witkowsi b. December 22, 1938, d. January 16, 2008
Marriage*Oliver Julius "Jack" Sweeney married Shirley Maenola "Nola" Witkowsi on April 17, 1954.2,11 
Children
  • Marla Jane Sweeney1,7,2,11
  • Susan Renee Sweeney1,7,2,11

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S3630] Jacksonville Burial Ground, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Major Lee Sweeney, Sr. obituary in the Apr 17, 1993 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Margaret Powell Sweeney obituary in the May 20, 2003 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oliver Sweeney obituary in the Feb 3, 2001 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thomas Wayne Sweeney obituary in the Nov 15, 1992 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Shirley Nola Witkoski Sweeney obituary in the Jan 17, 2008 edition.

Warren C. Sowers Sr.1,2,3

M, b. March 10, 1921, d. January 17, 2016
FatherCleophas Sowers1,3 b. February 26, 1896, d. March 23, 1984
MotherEtta Weeks1,3 b. April 2, 1895, d. July 11, 1979
     Warren C. Sowers Sr. was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He was born on March 10, 1921 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He married Daphine W. Sweeney, daughter of Major Lee Sweeney Sr. and Margaret Marie Powell, on October 10, 1946 at Danville, Virginia.1,2 Warren C. Sowers Sr. died on January 17, 2016 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 94.3 He Warren C. Sowers, 94, of Floyd, passed away January 17, 2016, at his home. He was a veteran of World War II and retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation after 34 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father, Cleophus Sowers; mother, Etta Sowers; sisters, Eva Sowers and Faye Johnson; and brother, Ordway Sowers.He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Daphine Sowers; brother, Cova Sowers; four sons, Russell and Joyce Sowers, Tony Sowers, Dennis and Gwen Sowers, and Joseph Sowers. He has six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday January 20, 2016, at Jacksonville Cemetery with Chris Harman officiating. Graveside Military Rites will be by VFW Post # 7854 and American Legion Post # 127. Family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gardner Funeral Home. on January 19, 2016.3

Occupation

1946Truck driver1

Family

Daphine W. Sweeney
Marriage*Warren C. Sowers Sr. married Daphine W. Sweeney, daughter of Major Lee Sweeney Sr. and Margaret Marie Powell, on October 10, 1946 at Danville, Virginia.1,2 
Children
  • Russell Wayne Sowers2,4,3
  • Tony Lee Sowers2,3
  • Dennis Allen Sowers2,3
  • Joseph Sowers3
  • George Matthew Sowers5 b. August 26, 1947, d. August 26, 1947
  • Warren C. Sowers Jr.2

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Warren C. Sowers obituary in the Jan 19, 2016 edition.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Kolten Keith and Mikayla Keith birth announcement in the Sep 24, 2009 edition.
  5. [S307] Mary Conner Williams, Rutrough-Whitlock Cemetery.