Charles Dawes Payne1,2

M, b. July 24, 1926, d. August 25, 1990
FatherJohn Lewis Payne3,2,4 b. December 27, 1892, d. June 13, 1945
MotherOra Britt3,2,4 b. January 23, 1899, d. December 25, 1983
     His Social Security Number was 224-36-6878.5 Charles Dawes Payne was buried at Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg, Virginia.1 He married Ruth Helms.1 Charles Dawes Payne was born on July 24, 1926 at Virginia.3,5 He died on August 25, 1990 at Baltimore, Maryland, at age 64.1,5 He BLACKSBURG - Charles Dawes Payne, age 64, died Saturday, August 25, 1990, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md. He was a retired employee of R.A.A.P. with 37 years of service. Charlie was a veteran of the U.S. Navy World War II and was a life member of the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad serving for 40 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and was also a member and served as a deacon in the Blacksburg Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Surviving are his wife, Ruth Helms Payne; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy P. and Mark V. Curtis; a grandson, Sky Charles Curtis, all of Virginia Beach; two brothers, John L. Payne Jr., Christiansburg; James Curtis Payne, Virginia Beach. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, at Blacksburg Christian Church. The Rev. Doug Frank will officiate. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department, 2700 Price's Fork Road, Blacksburg, Va., 24060; or Blacksburg Rescue Squad, 200 Progress St., N.E., Blacksburg, Va., 24060; or Blacksburg Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 240 Watson Lane, N.W., Blacksburg, Va., 24060. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Hoy-McCoy Funeral Home. on August 28, 1990.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 45. District 12, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 369, District 61-7, Blacksburg, Virginia4

Family

Ruth Helms
Marriage*Charles Dawes Payne married Ruth Helms.1 
Child
  • Nancy Payne1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles Dawes Payne obituary in the Aug 28, 1990 edition.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Viva Marie Parker1,2

F, b. November 29, 1901, d. December 29, 1976
     Viva Marie Parker married Claude Elmer Payne, son of James Elmer Payne and Elizabeth E. "Lizzie" Epperly.3,4 Her Social Security Number was 241-48-9830.5 Viva Marie Parker was buried at Mount Gilead Cemetery, Henderson, Henderson Co., North Carolina.4 Her married name was Payne. She was born on November 29, 1901 at Portage, Summit Co., Ohio.1,5,2 She died on December 29, 1976 at Hendersonville, Henderson Co., North Carolina, at age 75.1

Family

Claude Elmer Payne b. December 15, 1894, d. November 29, 1976
Marriage*She married Claude Elmer Payne, son of James Elmer Payne and Elizabeth E. "Lizzie" Epperly.3,4 

Citations

  1. [S1028] North Carolina Archives and Records Section and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908-2004.
  2. [S5326] FamilySearch, Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973.
  3. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  4. [S5901] Mount Gilead Baptist Cemetery, Henderson Co., NC, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Lenora V. Kromm1

F, b. January 24, 1897, d. June 20, 1999
     Lenora V. Kromm married Harless Henry Payne, son of James Elmer Payne and Elizabeth E. "Lizzie" Epperly.2,1 Lenora V. Kromm was buried at Sanilac Cemetery, Port Sanilac, Sanilac Co., Michigan.3 Her married name was Payne. She was born on January 24, 1897 at Sandusky, Sanilac Co., Michigan.1,3 She died on June 20, 1999 at Sandusky, Sanilac Co., Michigan, at age 102.1,3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 41, District 76-31, Port Sanilac, Sanilac Co., Michigan4

Family

Harless Henry Payne b. July 1, 1897, d. February 3, 1973
Marriage*Lenora V. Kromm married Harless Henry Payne, son of James Elmer Payne and Elizabeth E. "Lizzie" Epperly.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1248] Darlene Unknown, "Payne Genealogy," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 21, 2006.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S5195] Sanilac Cemetery, Sanilac Co., MI, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

John Howard Payne1,2,3

M, b. May 30, 1936, d. December 16, 1987
FatherHarless Henry Payne1,2,3 b. July 1, 1897, d. February 3, 1973
MotherLenora V. Kromm1,2,3 b. January 24, 1897, d. June 20, 1999
     John Howard Payne was buried at Sanilac Cemetery, Port Sanilac, Sanilac Co., Michigan.2 He was born on May 30, 1936 at Michigan.2,3 He died on December 16, 1987 at age 51.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 41, District 76-31, Port Sanilac, Sanilac Co., Michigan3

Citations

  1. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  2. [S5195] Sanilac Cemetery, Sanilac Co., MI, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

M, b. September 2, 1893, d. August 11, 1968
     His Social Security Number was 719-05-6129.6 Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,5 He was born on September 2, 1893 at Yellow Sulphur Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia.9,1,3,5,6,7,8 He married Nellie Erva Payne, daughter of James Elmer Payne and Elizabeth E. "Lizzie" Epperly, on January 7, 1918.9,2,5 Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush married Rheba Mae Collins, daughter of Isaac Washington "Ike" Collins and Hattie B. Hall, on August 5, 1933 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.9,1,10,4,5 Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush died on August 11, 1968 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 74.9,1,5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 448, District 115, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 4, District 10, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia12
1940Dwelling 50, District 61-14, Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia13

Occupation

1920Railroad laborer11
1930Freight station helper12
1940Warehouse clerk13

Family 1

Nellie Erva Payne b. June 23, 1899, d. April 1, 1930
Marriage*Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush married Nellie Erva Payne, daughter of James Elmer Payne and Elizabeth E. "Lizzie" Epperly, on January 7, 1918.9,2,5 
Children

Family 2

Rheba Mae Collins b. March 8, 1911, d. July 8, 1987
Marriage*Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush married Rheba Mae Collins, daughter of Isaac Washington "Ike" Collins and Hattie B. Hall, on August 5, 1933 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.9,1,10,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  7. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  8. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  9. [S56] Frank & Lee Anne Fuller, "Descendants of John W. Rush," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 25, 2003.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Rush Linkous obituary in the Jun 6, 2000 edition.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Frances Marie Rush Williams obitaury in the Oct 6, 2009 edition.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Lee Rush Carner obituary in the Jan 12, 2010 edition.
  16. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  17. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Martha Ann Williams1

F, b. 1859, d. 1911
FatherJames Henry Williams1 b. circa 1825, d. June 1, 1862
MotherClarissa Alice Richards1 b. circa 1827
     Martha Ann Williams was buried at Old Order of German Baptist Church Cemetery, Adney Gap Road, near Blue Ridge Parkway, Franklin Co., Virginia.1 She was born in 1859 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 She married James Harvey Sink on January 29, 1876 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 As of January 29, 1876,her married name was Sink. Martha Ann Williams died in 1911.1

Family

James Harvey Sink b. 1855, d. 1914
Marriage*She married James Harvey Sink on January 29, 1876 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.

Charles Barnett/Bennett Rush1,2

M, b. October 13, 1918, d. October 21, 1918
FatherBenjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush3,4,1,2 b. September 2, 1893, d. August 11, 1968
MotherNellie Erva Payne3,4,1 b. June 23, 1899, d. April 1, 1930
     Charles Barnett/Bennett Rush was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 He was born on October 13, 1918 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,4,1 He died on October 21, 1918 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia; The cemetery listing has a death date of Oct 20, 1918.5,2

Citations

  1. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S56] Frank & Lee Anne Fuller, "Descendants of John W. Rush," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 25, 2003.
  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. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

Louise Virginia Rush1,2

F, b. December 12, 1919, d. June 3, 2000
FatherBenjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush3,4,5,6,7,8,1,9 b. September 2, 1893, d. August 11, 1968
MotherNellie Erva Payne3,4,5,6,7,8,1,9 b. June 23, 1899, d. April 1, 1930
     Her Social Security Number was 224-01-0417.10 Louise Virginia Rush was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2880 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 She was born on December 12, 1919 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,10,11,1,2 As of February 15, 1934,her married name was Dowdy.9 She married Roy Lindwood Dowdy on February 15, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.9 As of September 22, 1935,her married name was Linkous.9 Louise Virginia Rush married William Lee Walter "Pete" Linkous on September 22, 1935 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,9,12 Louise Virginia Rush died on June 3, 2000 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 80.10,4,12 She LINKOUS, Louise Rush, 80, of Christiansburg, died Saturday, June 3, 2000 at her home with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee "Pete" Linkous; son, Kelly Linkous; grandson, Larry Shepherd; sister, Treva Miles; her father and mother, Frank and Nellie Payne Rush; and her stepmother, Rheba Collins Rush. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Darleen and Rev. Everett Shepherd; sons and daughters-in-law, Ross and Shirley Linkous, all of Christiansburg, Bobby and Ellen Linkous of Radford. She is also survived by her sisters, Ruby Lee Carner, Frances Williams, Ella Ruth Hutchins, all of Christiansburg, Wilma Chafin of Greensboro, N.C., Doris Martin of Riner and Shirley Adkins of Ferrum, Va; nine grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; and eleven great-great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today at Belview United Methodist Church with Rev. Rodney Linkous officiating. The burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Carilion New River Valley Hospice, 111 West Main Street, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. Arrangements are being handled by Horne Funeral Service in Christiansburg. on June 6, 2000.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 448, District 115, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 4, District 10, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 130, District 61-12, Blacksburg, Virginia13

Family 1

Roy Lindwood Dowdy b. August 10, 1914, d. March 22, 1952
Marriage*Louise Virginia Rush married Roy Lindwood Dowdy on February 15, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.9 

Family 2

William Lee Walter "Pete" Linkous b. December 4, 1914, d. October 19, 1987
Marriage*Louise Virginia Rush married William Lee Walter "Pete" Linkous on September 22, 1935 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,9,12 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S56] Frank & Lee Anne Fuller, "Descendants of John W. Rush," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 25, 2003.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Rush Linkous obituary in the Jun 6, 2000 edition.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Frances Marie Rush Williams obitaury in the Oct 6, 2009 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Lee Rush Carner obituary in the Jan 12, 2010 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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S86] Clovis E. Linkous, The Linkous Family History Expanded.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Larry Gene Shepherd obituary in the Jan 30, 1998 edition.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bobby Earl Linkous obituary in the Nov 30, 2011 edition.
  17. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ross Gene Linkous obituary in the Aug 25, 2018 edition.
  18. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  19. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Kelly L. Linkous obituary in the May 22, 1975 edition.

William Lee Walter "Pete" Linkous1,2,3,4,5

M, b. December 4, 1914, d. October 19, 1987
     His Social Security Number was 224-24-8814.6 William Lee Walter "Pete" Linkous was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2880 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 He was born on December 4, 1914 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,4,5 He married Louise Virginia Rush, daughter of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush and Nellie Erva Payne, on September 22, 1935 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,3,5 William Lee Walter "Pete" Linkous died on October 19, 1987 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 72.6,5

Census Records

1940Dwelling 130, District 61-12, Blacksburg, Virginia8

Occupation

1940Truck driver8

Family

Louise Virginia Rush b. December 12, 1919, d. June 3, 2000
Marriage*William Lee Walter "Pete" Linkous married Louise Virginia Rush, daughter of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush and Nellie Erva Payne, on September 22, 1935 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,3,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1005] Clovis Linkous, Linkous Family.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  4. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Rush Linkous obituary in the Jun 6, 2000 edition.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S56] Frank & Lee Anne Fuller, "Descendants of John W. Rush," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 25, 2003.
  10. [S86] Clovis E. Linkous, The Linkous Family History Expanded.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bobby Earl Linkous obituary in the Nov 30, 2011 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ross Gene Linkous obituary in the Aug 25, 2018 edition.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  14. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Kelly L. Linkous obituary in the May 22, 1975 edition.

Bobby Earl Linkous1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

M, b. November 6, 1939, d. November 28, 2011
FatherWilliam Lee Walter "Pete" Linkous9,10,1,2,3,11,4,12 b. December 4, 1914, d. October 19, 1987
MotherLouise Virginia Rush9,10,1,2,13,3,11,4,12 b. December 12, 1919, d. June 3, 2000
     His Social Security Number was 225-48-9872.14 Bobby Earl Linkous was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2880 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,5 He was born on November 6, 1939 at Vicker, Montgomery Co., Virginia.9,2,3,4,6,7,14 He married Carol June McGuire on July 3, 1961 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.9,4 Bobby Earl Linkous and Carol June McGuire were divorced on January 15, 1993 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7 Bobby Earl Linkous married Ellen E. Witt on July 30, 1994 at Pulaski Co., Virginia.9,4 Bobby Earl Linkous died on November 28, 2011 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 72; The SSDI has a death date of Nov 29, 2011.3,8,14 He Bobby Earl Linkous, 72, of Radford, Va., passed away on Monday, November 28, 2011. He was born on November 6, 1939. Preceding him in death were his parents, Louise and Pete Linkous; and a brother, Kelly Linkous. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Linkous; sons, Jeff Linkous and wife, Mary, and Brian Linkous and wife, Jennifer; stepson, Mark Witt and wife, Gwynne; stepdaughter, Leigh Ann Caudell and husband, Shawn; 17 grandchildren; one great- grandchild; a brother, Ross Linkous and wife, Shirley; and a sister, Darlene and husband, Rev. Everett Shepherd. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Everett Shepherd and the Rev. Rodney Linkous officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Bobby to the American Heart Association , 4504 Starkey Road, #115, Roanoke, VA 24018. on November 30, 2011.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 130, District 61-12, Blacksburg, Virginia11

Family 1

Carol June McGuire
Marriage*Bobby Earl Linkous married Carol June McGuire on July 3, 1961 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.9,4 
Divorce* Bobby Earl Linkous and Carol June McGuire were divorced on January 15, 1993 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7 
Children
  • Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Linkous9,3,4
  • Brian Wesley Linkous9,3,4

Family 2

Ellen E. Witt
Marriage*Bobby Earl Linkous married Ellen E. Witt on July 30, 1994 at Pulaski Co., Virginia.9,4 

Citations

  1. [S86] Clovis E. Linkous, The Linkous Family History Expanded.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bobby Earl Linkous obituary in the Nov 30, 2011 edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S2261] Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Montgomery Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=161&GRid=37619506&CRid=51945&df=all&
  6. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  7. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S56] Frank & Lee Anne Fuller, "Descendants of John W. Rush," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 25, 2003.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Rush Linkous obituary in the Jun 6, 2000 edition.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Kelly L. Linkous obituary in the May 22, 1975 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Lee Rush Carner obituary in the Jan 12, 2010 edition.
  14. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Ross Gene Linkous Sr.1,2,3

M, b. December 18, 1941, d. August 23, 2018
FatherWilliam Lee Walter "Pete" Linkous4,5,1,6,7,2,3,8 b. December 4, 1914, d. October 19, 1987
MotherLouise Virginia Rush4,5,1,6,9,7,2,3,8 b. December 12, 1919, d. June 3, 2000
     Ross Gene Linkous Sr. was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2880 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,10 He was born on December 18, 1941 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,6,2,11,3 He married Shirley Ann Hawks on June 13, 1958 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,2,3 Ross Gene Linkous Sr. died on August 23, 2018 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 76.2 He Ross Gene Linkous, age 76, of Christiansburg, Va., died, Thursday, August 23, 2018, at Lewis Gale Hospital-Montgomery. He was born in Montgomery County, Va. on December 18, 1941 to the late Lee W. and Louise Rush Linkous. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley Hawks Linkous, children, Ross Linkous Jr. and wife, Connie, Sue Eanes and husband, Richard, Carl Linkous, Vicky Linkous, Rodney Linkous and wife, Deana, fourteen grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren, sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and Everett Shepherd, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday, August 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sebert Rorrer officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. on August 25, 2018.2

Family

Shirley Ann Hawks
Marriage*He married Shirley Ann Hawks on June 13, 1958 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,2,3 
Children
  • Ross Gene Linkous Jr.4,2,3
  • Sue Ellen "Susie" Linkous4,2
  • Carl Lee Linkous4,2,3
  • Vicky Lynn Linkous4,2
  • Rodney Wayne Linkous4,2,3

Citations

  1. [S86] Clovis E. Linkous, The Linkous Family History Expanded.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ross Gene Linkous obituary in the Aug 25, 2018 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S56] Frank & Lee Anne Fuller, "Descendants of John W. Rush," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 25, 2003.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Rush Linkous obituary in the Jun 6, 2000 edition.
  6. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bobby Earl Linkous obituary in the Nov 30, 2011 edition.
  8. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Kelly L. Linkous obituary in the May 22, 1975 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Lee Rush Carner obituary in the Jan 12, 2010 edition.
  10. [S2261] Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Montgomery Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=161&GRid=37619506&CRid=51945&df=all&
  11. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

Kelly Levon Linkous1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. July 23, 1943, d. May 20, 1975
FatherWilliam Lee Walter "Pete" Linkous8,9,1,10,11,2,3,4 b. December 4, 1914, d. October 19, 1987
MotherLouise Virginia Rush8,9,1,10,11,2,3,4 b. December 12, 1919, d. June 3, 2000
     His Social Security Number was 227-52-2147.12 Kelly Levon Linkous was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2880 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,4,5 He was born on July 23, 1943 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.8,10,12,2,3,5,6,7 He married Mendel Kate Hilton on November 13, 1959 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3 Kelly Levon Linkous and Mendel Kate Hilton were divorced on September 13, 1966 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7 Kelly Levon Linkous married Joyce Ann Martin on August 7, 1972 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3 Kelly Levon Linkous died on May 20, 1975 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 31.8,10,2,4,5 He Mr. Kelly L. Linkous, 31, of Christiansburg, was dead on arrival Tuesday night at a local hospital following an electrical accident. He is survived by his wife, Joyce M. Linkous; one son, Michael Wayne Linkous of Draper; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee W. Linkous; one sister, Mrs. Darlene Shepard; two brothers, Ross Linkous, Bobby Linkous, all of Christiansburg. The funeral was today at 2 p.m. from the Bell view United Methodist Church with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. on May 22, 1975.4

Family 1

Mendel Kate Hilton
Marriage*He married Mendel Kate Hilton on November 13, 1959 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3 
Divorce* Kelly Levon Linkous and Mendel Kate Hilton were divorced on September 13, 1966 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7 
Child
  • Michael Wayne "Mike" Linkous8,4,3

Family 2

Joyce Ann Martin
Marriage*Kelly Levon Linkous married Joyce Ann Martin on August 7, 1972 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3 

Citations

  1. [S86] Clovis E. Linkous, The Linkous Family History Expanded.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Kelly L. Linkous obituary in the May 22, 1975 edition.
  5. [S2261] Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Montgomery Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=161&GRid=37619506&CRid=51945&df=all&
  6. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  7. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  8. [S56] Frank & Lee Anne Fuller, "Descendants of John W. Rush," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 25, 2003.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Rush Linkous obituary in the Jun 6, 2000 edition.
  10. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bobby Earl Linkous obituary in the Nov 30, 2011 edition.
  12. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Rev. Everett Elwood Shepherd1,2,3,4

M, b. January 30, 1936, d. March 22, 2021
     Rev. Everett Elwood Shepherd Reverend Everett Elwood Shepherd, age 85, of Christiansburg, VA, stepped onto Hallelujah Square on Monday, March 22, 2021. He heard the call of His Heavenly Father saying “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Everett ministered for over forty years, with unwavering faith doing the work of the Lord in this community that he loved so much. He pastored for several years at Ellett Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church, and most recently at New River Holiness church. Over the years he evangelized at numerous churches, also ministering in nursing homes. He lived his life to the fullest, doing the things he loved most. Riding motorcycles and horses, playing his guitar and singing bluegrass gospel. He was a skilled crane operator for many years, a job he enjoyed so much, retiring from Radford Arsenal. Above all, he loved spending time with family and friends, never failing to talk about his love for Jesus with each and every one. Everett was preceded in death by his one and only child, Larry Gene Shepherd; father and mother, Edward M. Shepherd and Helen Caldwell Shepherd; sisters, Ruth Moore, Nita ‘Eunice’ Burk, Louise Sarver, Claudine “Dean” Henderson, and Conston Spradlin; brothers, Paul ‘Harvey’, Archie and Marshall Shepherd. Left to cherish and honor his memory are his loving wife of 66 years, Norma “Darleen” Shepherd; granddaughters, Lori Tibbs (John), Anita Bland (Craig); great grandchildren, Madison, Haley, Jordan, Hannah, John Isaac and Michaela; great-great granddaughter Zoe; brother, Jack Shepherd (Dot); sister Frances Flores (Marcelo); daughter in law, Pamela Brumfield. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with John Tibbs and Rodney Linkous officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service. If there were ever any words that Everett would want to say to friends and family, it would be to make sure you are ready to go to heaven. “And we’ll all live forever, in Hallelujah Square” Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Good Samaritan Hospice for their kind and loving assistance with helping our precious Everett make his transition to his heavenly home.4 He was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2880 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 He was born on January 30, 1936 at Vicker, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3 He married Norma Darleen/Darlene Linkous, daughter of William Lee Walter "Pete" Linkous and Louise Virginia Rush, on April 30, 1955 at Ellett, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,6,7,2 Rev. Everett Elwood Shepherd died on March 22, 2021 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 85.4

Family

Norma Darleen/Darlene Linkous
Marriage*He married Norma Darleen/Darlene Linkous, daughter of William Lee Walter "Pete" Linkous and Louise Virginia Rush, on April 30, 1955 at Ellett, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,6,7,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Larry Gene Shepherd obituary in the Jan 30, 1998 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S4514] McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, VA, online http://www.mccoyfuneralhome.com, From the Everett Elwood Shepherd obituary.
  5. [S56] Frank & Lee Anne Fuller, "Descendants of John W. Rush," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 25, 2003.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bobby Earl Linkous obituary in the Nov 30, 2011 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ross Gene Linkous obituary in the Aug 25, 2018 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Rush Linkous obituary in the Jun 6, 2000 edition.

Ruby Lee Rush1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. June 23, 1922, d. January 10, 2010
FatherBenjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush7,2,3,8,4,5,6,9 b. September 2, 1893, d. August 11, 1968
MotherNellie Erva Payne7,2,3,8,4,5,6 b. June 23, 1899, d. April 1, 1930
     Her Social Security Number was 229-14-4254.10 Ruby Lee Rush was born on June 23, 1922 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,11,3,6,10 She married Ellis Wilson Carner on October 29, 1940 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,1,3,5,6 As of October 29, 1940,her married name was Carner.6 Ruby Lee Rush died on January 10, 2010 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 87.5,12,10 She Ruby Lee Rush Carner, 87, of Christiansburg, Va., passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2010, at Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis W. Carner; her mother and father, Frank and Nellie Payne Rush; stepmother, Rheba C. Rush; and her sisters, Louise R. Linkous, Treva R. Miles and Frances R. Williams. She was a long-time employee of Leggett's Department Store. She was a member of Christiansburg Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her sisters, Wilma Chafin (Bob), of Greensboro, N.C., Doris Martin, of Riner, Va., Ella Ruth Hutchins, of Christiansburg, Va., and Shirley Adkins (Bob), of Ferrum, Va; and brothersin-law, Fred L. Williams Jr., of Christiansburg, Va., and Turk Miles, of Martinsville, Va. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Bobby Linkous, of Fairlawn, Va., Darlene Shepherd and Ross Linkous, both of Christiansburg, Va., Lee Ann Fuller, of Martinsville, Va., Fred Williams III, of Blountville, Tenn., Ben Williams, of Christiansburg, Va., Steve and David Chafin, of Greensboro, N.C., Gary Chafin, of Roanoke, Va., Jimmy Martin and Lori Mitcham, both of Riner, Va., Greg Hutchins, of Christiansburg, Va., Clay Adkins, of Ferrum, Va., and Aaron Adkins, Rutherfordton, N.C.. There are also numerous great-nieces, nephews and friends. Services are scheduled for noon on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at the Horne Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Makin and the Rev. Everett Shepherd officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to service from 10 a.m. to noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christiansburg Rescue Squad, Christiansburg Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice. The Carner family is being served by Horne Funeral Service. on January 12, 2010.5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 4, District 10, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 50, District 61-14, Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia9

Family

Ellis Wilson Carner b. December 9, 1913, d. November 20, 1993
Marriage*Ruby Lee Rush married Ellis Wilson Carner on October 29, 1940 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,1,3,5,6 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ellis Wilson Carner obituary in the Nov 22, 1993 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Rush Linkous obituary in the Jun 6, 2000 edition.
  3. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Frances Marie Rush Williams obitaury in the Oct 6, 2009 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Lee Rush Carner obituary in the Jan 12, 2010 edition.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S56] Frank & Lee Anne Fuller, "Descendants of John W. Rush," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 25, 2003.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Treva Ila Rush1,2,3,4

F, b. August 28, 1924, d. July 22, 1998
FatherBenjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush5,6,1,7,8,9,10,2,3 b. September 2, 1893, d. August 11, 1968
MotherNellie Erva Payne5,6,1,7,8,9,2,3 b. June 23, 1899, d. April 1, 1930
     Her Social Security Number was 224-24-6652.11 Treva Ila Rush was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, 199 Cemetery Street, Martinsville, Virginia.4 She was born on August 28, 1924 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,11,1,2,4 She married Elmo Nelson "Turk" Miles on October 10, 1947 at Martinsville, Virginia.5,1,3,4,12 As of October 10, 1947,her married name was Miles.3 Treva Ila Rush died on July 22, 1998 at Martinsville, Virginia, at age 73.5,11,13,4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 4, District 10, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 50, District 61-14, Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia10

Family

Elmo Nelson "Turk" Miles b. January 1, 1923, d. April 13, 2014
Marriage*Treva Ila Rush married Elmo Nelson "Turk" Miles on October 10, 1947 at Martinsville, Virginia.5,1,3,4,12 
Child

Citations

  1. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  2. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S10182] Oakwood Cemetery, Martinsville, VA, online www.findagrave.com.
  5. [S56] Frank & Lee Anne Fuller, "Descendants of John W. Rush," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 25, 2003.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Louise Rush Linkous obituary in the Jun 6, 2000 edition.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Frances Marie Rush Williams obitaury in the Oct 6, 2009 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Lee Rush Carner obituary in the Jan 12, 2010 edition.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  12. [S5103] Norris Funeral Home, online www.norrisfuneral.com, From the Elmo Nelson Miles obituary.
  13. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Beatrice Celesta Woodward1,2,3

F, b. April 13, 1897, d. November 19, 1982
FatherJames Wesley Letcher Woodward1,4,2,5,6,7 b. February, 1872, d. November 15, 1954
MotherTempa T. Patra "Tempy" Conner1,4,2,5,6,7 b. February 18, 1877, d. December 29, 1920
     Her Social Security Number was 224-92-1691.8 Beatrice Celesta Woodward was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.7 She was born on April 13, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1,2,7 She married John Oliver Carr, son of Joseph Samuel Carr and Margaret Catherine "Maggie" Spangler, on December 31, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,7 As of December 31, 1919,her married name was Carr. Beatrice Celesta Woodward died on November 19, 1982 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 85.2,7

Census Records

1900Dwelling 134, District 17, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 348, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 129, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 94, District 81-13, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia9

Family

John Oliver Carr b. June 30, 1899, d. April 22, 1964
Marriage*Beatrice Celesta Woodward married John Oliver Carr, son of Joseph Samuel Carr and Margaret Catherine "Maggie" Spangler, on December 31, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,7 
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. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S803] Janet Leigh Woodward, "Conner Ancestry (Fred Nathan Woodward)," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jul 1, 2002.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Glenwood Evans Carr obituary in the May 19, 2004 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Raymond Alton Carr obituary in the Jun 3, 2006 edition.

Roxie Mae Rush1,2

F, b. September 20, 1926, d. September 21, 1926
FatherBenjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush3,2,4 b. September 2, 1893, d. August 11, 1968
MotherNellie Erva Payne3,2,4 b. June 23, 1899, d. April 1, 1930
     Roxie Mae Rush was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 She was born on September 20, 1926 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,1,2,4 She died on September 21, 1926 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,1,2,4

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S56] Frank & Lee Anne Fuller, "Descendants of John W. Rush," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 25, 2003.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Benjamin Franklin Rush Jr.1,2

M, b. January 8, 1929, d. January 8, 1929
FatherBenjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush3,4,1,2 b. September 2, 1893, d. August 11, 1968
MotherNellie Erva Payne3,4,1,2 b. June 23, 1899, d. April 1, 1930
     Benjamin Franklin Rush Jr. was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 He died on January 8, 1929 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,4,2 He was born on January 8, 1929 at Cambria, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,4,1,2

Citations

  1. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S56] Frank & Lee Anne Fuller, "Descendants of John W. Rush," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 25, 2003.
  4. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

Ellis Wilson Carner1,2,3,4,5

M, b. December 9, 1913, d. November 20, 1993
     His Social Security Number was 230-40-9190.6 Ellis Wilson Carner was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,5 He was born on December 9, 1913 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,1,6,3,5 He married Ruby Lee Rush, daughter of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush and Nellie Erva Payne, on October 29, 1940 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.8,1,2,9,4 Ellis Wilson Carner died on November 20, 1993 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 79.7,1,6,5 He CARNER, Ellis Wilson, 79, of 605 Stone Street, Christiansburg, died Saturday, November 20, 1993, in Montgomery Regional Hospital. Born December 9, 1913 to the late Ennis J. and Mae Howell Carner, he was also preceded in death by an older sister, Mabel Carner Saunders. For many years, Ellis owned and operated a radio and T. V. repair business. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Lee Rush Carner; and several cousins. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 1993 in the Sunset Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Vernon D. Miller. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Christiansburg Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home. on November 22, 1993.1

Family

Ruby Lee Rush b. June 23, 1922, d. January 10, 2010
Marriage*He married Ruby Lee Rush, daughter of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush and Nellie Erva Payne, on October 29, 1940 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.8,1,2,9,4 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ellis Wilson Carner obituary in the Nov 22, 1993 edition.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  8. [S56] Frank & Lee Anne Fuller, "Descendants of John W. Rush," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 25, 2003.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Lee Rush Carner obituary in the Jan 12, 2010 edition.

Elmo Nelson "Turk" Miles1,2,3,4

M, b. January 1, 1923, d. April 13, 2014
     Elmo Nelson "Turk" Miles was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, 199 Cemetery Street, Martinsville, Virginia.3,4 He Elmo “Turk” Nelson Miles, 91, of 710 Beechnut Lane, Martinsville, VA died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his home. He was born on January 1, 1923 in Henry County, VA to the late James Alvah Miles and Velda Nelson Miles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Treva Rush Miles; sister, Mrs. H. J. “Dorothy” McConnell and brother, John Shelbourne Miles. Mr. Miles was a member of Traditional Christian Church, Collinsville, VA and a former member of Stone Memorial Christian Church. He was a retired mail carrier for the U. S. Postal Service for the Collinsville Post Office. Mr. Miles served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He played semi-pro ball in the 1940’s in the Blue Ridge and Bi State Leagues for local teams including the Martinsville Bees and the Martinsville Optimists. Also, he played softball for the DuPont Nyloners, Ayers and Rumley’s. Mr. Miles coached the CP’s Outlaws (Connie Mack League) and numerous Pony League teams and was known to many as “summertime dad”. An avid outdoorsman, he was a former member of the Henry County Bass Masters and loved to fish in Smith River. He traveled to South Dakota pheasant hunting numerous times over several decades. He loved Atlanta Braves baseball and Duke basketball. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Lee Anne M. Fuller and Frank Fuller, Jr. of Martinsville, VA; sister, Mrs. G. T. (JoLene) White of Martinsville, VA; step-grandchildren, Gina Chapman (Page) of Richmond, VA, Jimmy Fuller of Danville, VA, Meghan Coates (Brandon) of Richmond, VA, and Trey Fuller of Richmond, VA; step-great-grandchildren, Mary Ellen Chapman, Page Chapman V, and Mackenzie Coates. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Norris Funeral Services Martinsville Chapel with Reverend Lawrence Harris officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Martinsville, VA.4 He was born on January 1, 1923 at Ridgeway, Henry Co., Virginia.2,3,4 He married Treva Ila Rush, daughter of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush and Nellie Erva Payne, on October 10, 1947 at Martinsville, Virginia.5,1,2,3,4 Elmo Nelson "Turk" Miles died on April 13, 2014 at Martinsville, Virginia, at age 91.3,4

Family

Treva Ila Rush b. August 28, 1924, d. July 22, 1998
Marriage*He married Treva Ila Rush, daughter of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Rush and Nellie Erva Payne, on October 10, 1947 at Martinsville, Virginia.5,1,2,3,4 
Child
  • Lee Anne Miles5,1,4,2

Citations

  1. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S10182] Oakwood Cemetery, Martinsville, VA, online www.findagrave.com.
  4. [S5103] Norris Funeral Home, online www.norrisfuneral.com, From the Elmo Nelson Miles obituary.
  5. [S56] Frank & Lee Anne Fuller, "Descendants of John W. Rush," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 25, 2003.

Clarence Wayne Payne1

M, b. June 27, 1901, d. August 16, 1902
FatherJames Elmer Payne1 b. November 26, 1869, d. May 10, 1954
MotherElizabeth E. "Lizzie" Epperly1 b. April 18, 1875, d. December 25, 1955
     Clarence Wayne Payne was buried at Weaver, Lawrence, Payne, and Others Cemetery, High Rock Hill Road & Daniels Run Road, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He was born on June 27, 1901.2,1 He died on August 16, 1902 at age 1.2,1

Citations

  1. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  2. [S576] Margaret Tynan & Rena Worthen, Montgomery Co., Virginia Cemeteries, Volume I.

Charlie Payne1,2

M, b. December 22, 1902, d. December 22, 1903
FatherJames Elmer Payne2 b. November 26, 1869, d. May 10, 1954
MotherElizabeth E. "Lizzie" Epperly2 b. April 18, 1875, d. December 25, 1955
     Charlie Payne was buried at Weaver, Lawrence, Payne, and Others Cemetery, High Rock Hill Road & Daniels Run Road, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He was born on December 22, 1902.2 He died on December 22, 1903 at age 1.2

Citations

  1. [S576] Margaret Tynan & Rena Worthen, Montgomery Co., Virginia Cemeteries, Volume I.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.

Faith Hattie Kirkner1,2

F, b. May 9, 1898, d. November 2, 1957
     Faith Hattie Kirkner was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She married Joseph Wesley "Joe" Payne, son of James Elmer Payne and Elizabeth E. "Lizzie" Epperly.3 Her married name was Payne. Faith Hattie Kirkner was born on May 9, 1898 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,2 She died on November 2, 1957 at Lancaster, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, at age 59.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 39, District 61-17, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia4

Family

Joseph Wesley "Joe" Payne b. June 16, 1904, d. May 26, 1951
Marriage*Faith Hattie Kirkner married Joseph Wesley "Joe" Payne, son of James Elmer Payne and Elizabeth E. "Lizzie" Epperly.3 

Citations

  1. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  2. [S4407] Huffville Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Ora Margaret Hunt1,2

F, b. March 15, 1911, d. September 10, 1985
     Her Social Security Number was 232-42-7695.3 Ora Margaret Hunt was born on March 15, 1911 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2,4,3 She married Bernard Fleming Payne, son of James Elmer Payne and Elizabeth E. "Lizzie" Epperly, on August 4, 1930 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2 As of August 4, 1930,her married name was Payne.2 Ora Margaret Hunt died on September 10, 1985 at Redford, Wayne Co., Michigan, at age 74.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 236, District 41-34, Sophia, Raleigh Co., West Virginia5

Family

Bernard Fleming Payne b. August 15, 1906, d. June 6, 1945
Marriage*Ora Margaret Hunt married Bernard Fleming Payne, son of James Elmer Payne and Elizabeth E. "Lizzie" Epperly, on August 4, 1930 at Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Payne-Hunt marriage record.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S918] Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Jackie Bernard Payne death certificate.
  7. [S4545] Daily News Journal, The, From the Leona Manning obituary in the Dec 20, 2010 editon.
  8. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Manning-Payne marriage record.