James Herbert Eanes1,2

M, b. January 22, 1924, d. April 18, 1988
FatherHunter Eanes2
MotherLula G. Whitlow2
     His Social Security Number was 224-22-7111.3 James Herbert Eanes was born on January 22, 1924 at Patrick Co., Virginia.2,1,3 He married Lucinda "Cindy" Sweeney, daughter of Major Lee Sweeney Sr. and Margaret Marie Powell, on July 5, 1947 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,4,5 James Herbert Eanes died on April 18, 1988 at age 64.3

Occupation

1947Farmer2

Family

Lucinda "Cindy" Sweeney
Marriage*James Herbert Eanes married Lucinda "Cindy" Sweeney, daughter of Major Lee Sweeney Sr. and Margaret Marie Powell, on July 5, 1947 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,4,5 
Children
  • Stephen R. Eanes1
  • Kathy Eanes1

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Margaret Powell Sweeney obituary in the May 20, 2003 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Major Lee Sweeney, Sr. obituary in the Apr 17, 1993 edition.

Phyllis Ann Chittum1,2,3,4

F, b. circa 1944, d. June 19, 2016
     Phyllis Ann Chittum was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, 1300 Mountain View Road, Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 She was born circa 1944 at Bedford Co., Virginia.4 She married Thomas Wayne "Tom" Sweeney, son of Major Lee Sweeney Sr. and Margaret Marie Powell, on March 17, 1961 at Henry Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4 As of March 17, 1961,her married name was Sweeney.4 Phyllis Ann Chittum died on June 19, 2016 at Virginia.3 She Phyllis C. Sweeney, 73, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 19, 2016. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wayne Sweeney; parents, Howard and Ollie Chittum; brothers, Franklin, Roy, and Leon Chittum. Phyllis dearly loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. She previously worked for SAV-A-STOP and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. Phyllis is survived by her children, Wayne Sweeney, Janet (Donnie) Dodson, and Teresa Sweeney (J.B.); grandchildren, Zackery and Justin Dodson; stepgreat-granddaughter, Gwen Sutphin; sisters, Cora Lee (Lloyd) Rucker and Margaret (Buddy) Brown; sisters-in-law, Cindy Eanes and Daphine Sowers; brothers-in- law, Doug (Joyce) Sweeney, Barry (Judy) Sweeney and Bruce (Beulah) Sweeney; and numerous nieces; and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Lotz Funeral Home in Vinton. A celebration of life will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Lotz Vinton Chapel with Doug Sweeney and David Workman officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton, Virginia. on June 22, 2016.3

Family

Thomas Wayne "Tom" Sweeney b. July 30, 1939, d. November 13, 1992
Marriage*She married Thomas Wayne "Tom" Sweeney, son of Major Lee Sweeney Sr. and Margaret Marie Powell, on March 17, 1961 at Henry Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4 
Children
  • Wayne Morrison Sweeney1,2,3
  • Janet Marie Sweeney1,2,3,4
  • Teresa Ann Sweeney1,2,3

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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Phyllis C. Sweeney obituary in the Jun 22, 2016 edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

William Earl Conner1,2,3

M, b. March 26, 1944, d. March 6, 2021
FatherJohn Cledys Conner4,1,2,5,3 b. December 27, 1909, d. October 6, 1981
MotherWillie Oliver Sisson4,1,2,5,3 b. April 21, 1915, d. January 16, 1968
     William Earl Conner was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.3 He was born on March 26, 1944 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Carylin Sue Slusher, daughter of Thurman Clinton "Jack" Slusher and Lula Edwards, on July 17, 1965 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 William Earl Conner died on March 6, 2021 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 76.3 He William Earl Conner, 76, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Willie Sisson Conner and John Cledys Conner; brother, Kenneth Conner; sister, Frances Conner; and special cousin, Doris Conner. Earl is survived by his wife Carylin; his son, Ricky; Ricky's stepson, Tyler; sister-in-law, Barbara Conner; brothers-in-law, Jerry and Leon Slusher; and many special nieces and nephews. He was a wonderful loving husband to Carylin for 55 years. Earl never met a stranger and was always laughing and joking with everyone he met. His friends and family would say he was a very kind and caring person. He will truly be missed by all. A graveside service with family and close friends will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Roanoke with the Rev. Tim Wilson officiating. on March 9, 2021.3

Family

Carylin Sue Slusher
Marriage*He married Carylin Sue Slusher, daughter of Thurman Clinton "Jack" Slusher and Lula Edwards, on July 17, 1965 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 
Child
  • Ricky Earl Conner2,3

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Earl Conner obituary in the Mar 9, 2021 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kenneth M. Conner obituary in the Mar 17, 2001 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Frances Pearl Conner Sowers obituary in the Oct 14, 2014 edition.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Thurman Clinton Slusher obituary in the Jul 22, 1989 edition.

Shirley Poole1,2

F, b. July 30, 1936, d. May 4, 2015
     Shirley Poole Shirley Poole Sweeney, 78, of Roanoke, passed away, Monday, May 4, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Max Sweeney. She was born in 1936 to the late Dwight and Mildred Ferguson Poole. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a nurse at Lewis-Gale Hospital and seamstress making many beautiful quilts. She enjoyed traveling, playing scrabble, camping, and traveling with her Shir Shir group. She is survived by her sons, David (Judy), Randy, Darrell; Grandchildren, Rhiannon, Sarah, Mikayla, Aaron, Liam; Great-grandchildren, Maebel, Wyatt; Brother Tommy Poole(Linda); Friends, Marci, Joe, Janie, Bruce and countless more. Special thanks to her best friend for many years, Betsy Davies. It would be impossible to count the number of lives she touched over the course of her life. A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015 at Jacksonville Cemetery in Floyd, VA. Family will receive friends 6-8 Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Oakey’s South Chapel. Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home.2 She was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on July 30, 1936.1 She married Max Earl Sweeney, son of Major Lee Sweeney Sr. and Margaret Marie Powell, on December 31, 1954.1,2 As of December 31, 1954,her married name was Sweeney.1 Shirley Poole died on May 4, 2015 at Virginia at age 78.2

Family

Max Earl Sweeney b. October 2, 1932, d. July 3, 2014
Marriage*She married Max Earl Sweeney, son of Major Lee Sweeney Sr. and Margaret Marie Powell, on December 31, 1954.1,2 
Children
  • David Courtney Sweeney1,3,2
  • Randall Lee "Randy" Sweeney1,3,2
  • Darrell Brian Sweeney1,3,2

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S4284] Maberry Funeral Home, Inc., online http://www.maberryfuneralhome.com, From the Shirley Poole Sweeney obituary.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Max Earl Sweeney obituary in the Jul 5, 2014 edition.

Lillie Virginia Custer1,2,3

F, b. November 8, 1873, d. March 6, 1955
FatherJoseph S. Custer1,3 b. June 7, 1850, d. December 3, 1933
MotherElizabeth Ann Reed1 b. February 20, 1837, d. August 19, 1912
     Lillie Virginia Custer was buried at Puckett Cemetery, off Rt. 221 on a small dirt road between the old Copper Hill post office and H. C. Link & Son Pump Business, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 She was born on November 8, 1873 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,3 She married William Riley Conner, son of Daniel R. Conner and Lydia "Liddie" Poff, on March 13, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of March 13, 1890,her married name was Conner. Lillie Virginia Custer died on March 6, 1955 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 81.4,3

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1900Dwelling 124, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 143, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1920Dwelling 7, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 213, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

William Riley Conner b. February 16, 1868, d. October 24, 1943
Marriage*Lillie Virginia Custer married William Riley Conner, son of Daniel R. Conner and Lydia "Liddie" Poff, on March 13, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S939] William Clyde Conner, Puckett Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.
  10. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.