Ralph Wilbur Blevins1,2

M, b. December 4, 1923, d. March 6, 2006
     His Social Security Number was 235-30-9249.3 Ralph Wilbur Blevins was born on December 4, 1923 at Crumpler, McDowell Co., West Virginia.3,1 He married Stella Frances Kingrea, daughter of Eldridge Mullens Kingrea and Lucy Jane Conner, on October 27, 1951 at Wytheville, Wythe Co., Virginia.4,5,2,6 Ralph Wilbur Blevins died on March 6, 2006 at Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, at age 82.3,1 He Ralph Wilbur Blevins, 82, of Oak Ridge, and formerly of Reseda, Calif., died Monday, March 6, 2006, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville. He was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Crumpler, W.Va., to parents George Washington Blevins and Lillie Mae Hall Blevins. He was one of 14 children. Mr. Blevins was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea and World War II, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was very proud of his country, his flag and everything they stand for. He was also a member of the Teamsters Local 495. Mr. Blevins worked for 29 years with Hertz Rent-a-Car in California where he was a mechanic, retiring in 1989 to enjoy life with his family. He was known for his sense of humor and his positive outlook on life. His family was very important to him and they were always number one with him. In addition to his parents and several siblings, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Ralph Blevins, in 1984. on March 7, 2006.1

Family

Stella Frances Kingrea b. February 3, 1929, d. June 20, 2015
Marriage*He married Stella Frances Kingrea, daughter of Eldridge Mullens Kingrea and Lucy Jane Conner, on October 27, 1951 at Wytheville, Wythe Co., Virginia.4,5,2,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1720] Oak Ridger, The, From the Ralph Wilbur Blevins obituary in the Mar 7, 2006 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. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S1420] Columbus Dispatch, The, From the Eva Arlene Ramsey obituary in the Oct 27, 2003 edition.
  6. [S6798] Sharp Funeral Home, online www.sharpfh.com, From the Stella Blevins obituary.

John Thomas "Junior" Nixon Jr.1,2

M, b. June 5, 1911, d. November 22, 1968
FatherJohn Thomas Nixon Sr.2,3 b. April 12, 1884, d. December 17, 1970
MotherBertha A. Sumner2,3 b. October 5, 1888, d. April 18, 1971
     John Thomas "Junior" Nixon Jr. was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He was born on June 5, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,3 He married Ruby Irene Akers on December 23, 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 John Thomas "Junior" Nixon Jr. died on November 22, 1968 at age 57.4

Family

Ruby Irene Akers
Marriage*He married Ruby Irene Akers on December 23, 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.

Moiear Moscow Huff1

M, b. March 2, 1901, d. May 18, 1981
     Moiear Moscow Huff was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 He married Verla L. Huff.1 Moiear Moscow Huff was born on March 2, 1901 at Virginia.2 He died on May 18, 1981 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 80.2,1 He FLOYD -- Moiear Moscow Huff, age 80, passed away Monday, May 18, 1981, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Verla L. Huff, Floyd; one son, Bobby M. Huff, Floyd; one grandson, Bobby Lane Huff; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Renee Huff both of Floyd. Funeral service was Wednesday, May 20, 1:00 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel, with the Reverend Robert Link officiating. Interment was in Jacksonville Cemetery. on May 21, 1981.1

Family

Verla L. Huff b. circa 1908
Marriage*He married Verla L. Huff.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Moiear Moscow Huff obituary in the May 21, 1981 edition.
  2. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Verla L. Huff1,2

F, b. circa 1908
     Verla L. Huff married Moiear Moscow Huff.2 Verla L. Huff was born circa 1908 at Virginia.3

Family

Moiear Moscow Huff b. March 2, 1901, d. May 18, 1981
Marriage*She married Moiear Moscow Huff.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Moiear Moscow Huff obituary in the May 21, 1981 edition.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

George W. Janney1

M, b. January 27, 1849, d. September 12, 1914
     George W. Janney was buried at Vest Cemetery (also known as Radford Cemetery), on Rt 666, turn left, 2 miles from Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on January 27, 1849 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2,1 He married Ruth A. Smith on December 12, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 George W. Janney died on September 12, 1914 at age 65.2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

Ruth A. Smith b. January 15, 1851, d. December 17, 1927
Marriage*George W. Janney married Ruth A. Smith on December 12, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S224] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Vest Cemetery.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Ruth A. Smith1

F, b. January 15, 1851, d. December 17, 1927
     Ruth A. Smith was buried at Vest Cemetery (also known as Radford Cemetery), on Rt 666, turn left, 2 miles from Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on January 15, 1851 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2,1 She married George W. Janney on December 12, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 As of December 12, 1878,her married name was Janney.1 Ruth A. Smith died on December 17, 1927 at age 76.2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

George W. Janney b. January 27, 1849, d. September 12, 1914
Marriage*Ruth A. Smith married George W. Janney on December 12, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S224] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Vest Cemetery.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Elmon Leroy Austin1

M, b. November 11, 1920, d. September 18, 1978
FatherShirley Lee Austin2,1,3,4 b. April 20, 1897, d. August 10, 1974
MotherHester Elizabeth "Hettie" Clower2,1,3 b. January 11, 1891, d. May 23, 1970
     Elmon Leroy Austin was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.5 His Social Security Number was 228-16-3170.6 He was born on November 11, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,5,1 He married Margie Magdalene Epperly, daughter of Hiley Lee Epperly and Blanche Woodruff Sumner, on November 1, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Elmon Leroy Austin died on September 18, 1978 at age 57.6,5

Family

Margie Magdalene Epperly
Marriage*He married Margie Magdalene Epperly, daughter of Hiley Lee Epperly and Blanche Woodruff Sumner, on November 1, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Hester Clower Austin.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hester Clower Austin obituary in the May 24, 1970 edition.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Shirley Lee Austin obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  5. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Marie A. Sowers1

F, b. February 2, 1918, d. January 19, 1996
FatherFitzhugh Lee "Fitz" Sowers2,1,3 b. December 20, 1886, d. December 25, 1962
MotherRuby Alvie Howery2,1,3 b. May 16, 1887, d. December 23, 1969
     Her Social Security Number was 228-03-1515.4 Marie A. Sowers was buried at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Rt. 221 east from Floyd, left on Bethlehem Church Road NE, left at next fork (Red Oak Grove Road north), on a hill across from Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 She was born on February 2, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,4 She married Clarence Edwin Austin, son of Shirley Lee Austin and Hester Elizabeth "Hettie" Clower, on October 2, 1948 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,5 As of October 2, 1948,her married name was Austin. Marie A. Sowers died on January 19, 1996 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 77.2,5,4 She AUSTIN, Marie Sowers, 77, of Floyd, died Friday morning, January 19, 1996, at Montgomery County Regional Hospital. She was the widow of Clarence E. Austin. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Allen Smith, Pilot, Phyllis and Luther Bower, Floyd; five grandchildren, Joe Bower, Floyd, Christy Bower, Cookville, Tenn., Sherry Sue Smith, Anna Lee Smith, Lori Beth Smith, all of Pilot; one sister and brother-in-law, Glada and Nelson Hale, Check; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Stanley and Vera Sowers, Clinton and Illene Sowers, all of Christiansburg, Oscar B. (Tom) and Imogene Sowers, Floyd; three sisters-in-law, Elva Sowers, Allene Epperly, both of Floyd, Garnett Ghamo, California; several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd, with the Rev. Lawrence Nuckles and the Rev. Elbert L. Naff officiating. Interment in the Red Oak Grove Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Wood Funeral Home. on January 20, 1996.5

Family

Clarence Edwin Austin b. April 24, 1915, d. August 11, 1990
Marriage*She married Clarence Edwin Austin, son of Shirley Lee Austin and Hester Elizabeth "Hettie" Clower, on October 2, 1948 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,5 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Glada Sowers Hale obituary in the Jul 13, 2012 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marie Sowers Austin obituary in the Jan 20, 1996 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clarence Edwin Austin obituary in the Aug 12, 1990 edition.

Clarence Edwin Austin1

M, b. April 24, 1915, d. August 11, 1990
FatherShirley Lee Austin2,3,4,5 b. April 20, 1897, d. August 10, 1974
MotherHester Elizabeth "Hettie" Clower2,3,4 b. January 11, 1891, d. May 23, 1970
     Clarence Edwin Austin was buried at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Rt. 221 east from Floyd, left on Bethlehem Church Road NE, left at next fork (Red Oak Grove Road north), on a hill across from Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 He was born on April 24, 1915 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He married Marie A. Sowers, daughter of Fitzhugh Lee "Fitz" Sowers and Ruby Alvie Howery, on October 2, 1948 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6,7 Clarence Edwin Austin died on August 11, 1990 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 75.6,1 He Clarence Edwin Austin, age 75, died Saturday, August 11, 1990, in Montgomery Regional Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II, a retired plumber of 26 years and co-owner of Sowers & Austin. Surviving are his wife, Marie Sowers Austin, Floyd; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Allen Smith, Pilot; Phyllis and Luther Bower, Floyd; five grandchildren; two sisters, Allene Epperly, Floyd; Garnett Ghamo, California. Funeral services will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. in Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Furr and the Rev. Elbert L. Naff officiating with interment in the Red Oak Grove Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd. on August 12, 1990.6

Family

Marie A. Sowers b. February 2, 1918, d. January 19, 1996
Marriage*He married Marie A. Sowers, daughter of Fitzhugh Lee "Fitz" Sowers and Ruby Alvie Howery, on October 2, 1948 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6,7 

Citations

  1. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Hester Clower Austin.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hester Clower Austin obituary in the May 24, 1970 edition.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Shirley Lee Austin obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clarence Edwin Austin obituary in the Aug 12, 1990 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marie Sowers Austin obituary in the Jan 20, 1996 edition.

Mary Allene Austin1

F, b. May 25, 1923, d. June 13, 2012
FatherShirley Lee Austin2,1,3 b. April 20, 1897, d. August 10, 1974
MotherHester Elizabeth "Hettie" Clower2,1 b. January 11, 1891, d. May 23, 1970
     Mary Allene Austin was buried at Signal Hill Memorial Park, 12360 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, Hanover Co., Virginia.4 She was born on May 25, 1923 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 She married Herbert A. Epperly, son of Peter Frazier Epperly and Flora Ocie "Flory" Howery, on June 14, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 As of June 14, 1941,her married name was Epperly. Mary Allene Austin died on June 13, 2012 at Virginia at age 89.4,5 She MECHANICSVILLE -- Mary Allene Epperly, 89, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. She loved music and was a good dancer. She is survived by: her husband of 71 years, Herbert A. Epperly; son, Curtis Epperly and wife Sheryl; granddaughters, Shania Carpenter and Crystal Barltrop; great-grandchildren, Chance Carpenter, Drake Carpenter and Shaelyn Barltrop. The family received friends Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, where services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment was held in Signal Hill Memorial Park. on June 21, 2012.4

Family

Herbert A. Epperly
Marriage*She married Herbert A. Epperly, son of Peter Frazier Epperly and Flora Ocie "Flory" Howery, on June 14, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Hester Clower Austin.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Shirley Lee Austin obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Mary Allene Epperly obituary in the Jun 21, 2012 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Lee Roy "Leroy" Conner1,2,3

M, b. June 14, 1873, d. July 30, 1958
     Lee Roy "Leroy" Conner was born on June 14, 1873 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,3 He married Mary F. Burnett on December 12, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 Lee Roy "Leroy" Conner died on July 30, 1958 at Willis, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 85.3

Family

Mary F. Burnett b. September 21, 1880, d. April 10, 1917
Marriage*He married Mary F. Burnett on December 12, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  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. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.

Mary F. Burnett1,2,3

F, b. September 21, 1880, d. April 10, 1917
     Mary F. Burnett was buried at Conner Burial Ground, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 She was born on September 21, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 She married Lee Roy "Leroy" Conner on December 12, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 As of December 12, 1901,her married name was Conner.2 Mary F. Burnett died on April 10, 1917 at Burks Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 36.3

Family

Lee Roy "Leroy" Conner b. June 14, 1873, d. July 30, 1958
Marriage*She married Lee Roy "Leroy" Conner on December 12, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.

Eliza Elizabeth Poff1,2

F, b. January 11, 1819, d. November 18, 1883
FatherHenry Adam Poff Sr.3,2 b. February 13, 1792, d. April 26, 1854
MotherSarah Prillaman "Sally" Sowder2 b. March 25, 1794, d. October 11, 1854
     Eliza Elizabeth Poff was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on January 11, 1819 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 She married Adam Furrow, son of Mathias Furrow and Barbara Weaver, on December 17, 1835 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of December 17, 1835,her married name was Furrow. Eliza Elizabeth Poff died on November 18, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 64; Died of fever.5

Census Records

1850Dwelling 225, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1860Dwelling 455, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1870Dwelling 172, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1880Dwelling 375, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Adam Furrow b. September 27, 1815, d. September 22, 1865
Marriage*Eliza Elizabeth Poff married Adam Furrow, son of Mathias Furrow and Barbara Weaver, on December 17, 1835 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1891] H. Wade Doyle, "Register Report for Zacharias Pfaff."
  3. [S352] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book C, From the will of Henry Poff, page 191.
  4. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  5. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  6. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  13. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  14. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the Elijah Henry Furrow death certificate.

Marshall Vernon Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. February 21, 1922, d. August 14, 1973
MotherRosa Dove "Rosie" Conner5,1,2,3 b. September 17, 1900, d. March 4, 1990
     Marshall Vernon Conner was buried at Highland Memory Gardens, Rt. 11 between Dublin and Radford, Pulaski Co., Virginia.6,3 His Social Security Number was 234-22-1892.7 He was born on February 21, 1922 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1,7 He married Oweeda Pearl Gearheart, daughter of Arthur Curtis "Curt" Gearheart and Pearlie Jane Vest, on July 5, 1941 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.8,1,2,3,4,9 Marshall Vernon Conner died on August 14, 1973 at Pulaski Co., Virginia, at age 51.1,3 He PULASKI -- Marshall Vernon Conner, age 51, was dead on arrival at a Pulaski hospital, Tuesday, August 14, 1973. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Oweeda Gearheart Conner; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda G. Pickett, Hawaii, Mrs. Thelma G. Ratcliff, Pulaski; three sons, William E. Conner, Dublin, David *Y. Conner, Draper, Tony D. Conner, Pulaski; eight grandchildren, and his mother Mrs. Rosie Conner, Check. Funeral services were Thursday, August 16, 1973, at 2:00 p.m. from the Dora Highway Baptist Church, with the Rev. Edgar O'Dell officiating. Interment at Highland Memorial Gardens, Dublin. on August 23, 1973.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 18, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his grandmother Sarah Iddings Conner10

Family

Oweeda Pearl Gearheart b. May 27, 1923, d. March 20, 2017
Marriage*Marshall Vernon Conner married Oweeda Pearl Gearheart, daughter of Arthur Curtis "Curt" Gearheart and Pearlie Jane Vest, on July 5, 1941 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.8,1,2,3,4,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Marshall Vernon Conner obituary in the Aug 23, 1973 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Earl Conner obituary in the Jul 4, 2015 edition.
  5. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005, On his marriage license Marshall listed his parents as John and Ruth Conner. According to Mary Conner Williams, this is not correct. His mother was Rose Dove Conner, who was unmarried.
  6. [S266] Bobby (e-mail address), Highland Memory Gardens, Pulaski Co., VA.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oweeda Gearheart Conner obituary in the Mar 22, 2017 edition.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S2001] VA Pulaski Co., Pulaski Co., VA Marriages, Book 2.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the David Vernon Conner obituary in the Nov 1, 2008 edition.
  14. [S333] The Southwest Times, Pulaski, Virginia, From an engagement announcement in the Apr 11, 2004 edition.
  15. [S959] VA Pulaski Co., Pulaski Co., VA Marriages, Book 3.

Oweeda Pearl Gearheart1,2

F, b. May 27, 1923, d. March 20, 2017
FatherArthur Curtis "Curt" Gearheart1,3,4,2 b. February 14, 1885, d. August 28, 1953
MotherPearlie Jane Vest5,1,3,4,2 b. November 6, 1893, d. July 11, 1972
     Oweeda Pearl Gearheart was buried at Highland Memory Gardens, Rt. 11 between Dublin and Radford, Pulaski Co., Virginia.2 She was born on May 27, 1923 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,2 She married Marshall Vernon Conner, son of Rosa Dove "Rosie" Conner, on July 5, 1941 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3,6,7,8,2 As of July 5, 1941,her married name was Conner. Oweeda Pearl Gearheart died on March 20, 2017 at Pulaski Co., Virginia, at age 93.2 She Oweeda Gearheart Conner, 93, of Thornspring Road in Pulaski was allowed to "go home" on Monday, March 20, 2017. She was born in Floyd County on May 27, 1923 to the late Curtis and Pearl Gearheart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Tex Conner and two special sons, David Vernon Conner and William Earl Conner. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Lynwood, Wayne and Lewis Gearheart of Floyd, and a special sister, Ethelene Vest of Pilot. She was a hardworking homemaker all of her life. She loved to bake, and cook for her family. She also sewed, loved her flowers, and had many gardens that she used to can fruits and vegetables to feed her family. She was a member of Dora Highway Baptist Church, and loved the people there. She was always willing to help her neighbors and run with her children. She is survived by one son and daughter in law, Tony and Sabrina Conner of Dublin. Also two daughters and son in laws, Brenda and Larry Pickett of Lynchburg, and Thelma and Doug Ratcliff of Pulaski. Also two daughter-in-laws, Bonnie Mays of Christiansburg, and Sue Conner of Pulaski. She was blessed with twelve grandchildren, Todd Conner, Tammy Conner, Wendy and Charlie Roope, Matt and Sandy Conner all of Pulaski, Va. Also, Bud and Christine Pickett of Rustburg, Va. and Rusty Pickett and Maggie of Woodbridge, Va., Douglas Ratcliff II of Roanoke, and Sonny Ratcliff of New York, N.Y. Also Shannon and Brett Downey, and Emily and Thomas Gravley of Pulaski. Also Lucas and Amy Conner of Clifton Forge, and Jennifer and Jeff Capehart of Christiansburg. She was also blessed with 23 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Family will gather at the home of Doug and Thelma Ratcliff on Rt 11 Pulaski. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Dora Highway Baptist Church in Pulaski, Va. Visitation will be Thursday, March 23, 2017from 5 to7 p.m. at Seagle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday March 24 at 2 p.m at Seagle Funeral Home, Interment following at Highland Memory Gardens Dublin. on March 22, 2017.2

Family

Marshall Vernon Conner b. February 21, 1922, d. August 14, 1973
Marriage*She married Marshall Vernon Conner, son of Rosa Dove "Rosie" Conner, on July 5, 1941 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3,6,7,8,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oweeda Gearheart Conner obituary in the Mar 22, 2017 edition.
  3. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Pearlie Vest Gearheart obituary in the Jul 20, 1972 edition.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Pearlie Vest Gearheart.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Marshall Vernon Conner obituary in the Aug 23, 1973 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Earl Conner obituary in the Jul 4, 2015 edition.
  9. [S2001] VA Pulaski Co., Pulaski Co., VA Marriages, Book 2.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the David Vernon Conner obituary in the Nov 1, 2008 edition.
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