Evelyn Poff1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

F, b. April 3, 1919, d. January 25, 2012
FatherJames Lafayette Poff2,3,4,7,8,10,9,11 b. May 28, 1894, d. October 3, 1978
MotherOcie Adeline Wilson2,3,4,5,7,8,10,12,9,11 b. September 27, 1898, d. February 21, 1984
     Evelyn Poff was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8 She was born on April 3, 1919 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.13,14,8 She married Sheldon Garwood Conner, son of Albert Conner and Ora Adaline "Orrie" Conner, on October 29, 1938 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,6,8 As of October 29, 1938,her married name was Conner. Evelyn Poff married Ernest Nathan Conner, son of William Aaron Conner and Cora F. Poff, after 1946.1,14,5,7,8 Evelyn Poff died on January 25, 2012 at Virginia at age 92.8 She Evelyn Poff Conner, of Roanoke, born on April 3, 1919, was received by our Lord and Savior on January 25, 2012. She was born in Floyd County, the eldest daughter to the late James Lafayette and Ocie Wilson Poff. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her first husband of seven years and the father of her children, Garwood S. Conner; her second husband of 49 years, Ernest N. Conner; son, Clifton W. Conner; brothers, Edmund Poff and wife, Mabel, and Murrie Poff; and brothers-in-law, Namon Vest, Shike King, and Diamond Shortt. She is survived by her son, Charles G. Conner and wife, Wilma, of Troutville; daughter, Margaret C. Jones and husband, Ronald, of Roanoke; grandson, Patrick C. Conner; granddaughters, Rhonda J. Graham and husband, Brad, Janet I. Conner, Tina J. Worley and husband, Patrick, and Teresa Jones; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Blake and Jacob Graham, Megan Worley, and Cathryn Conner. She also has one great-great-grandson, Eric Holden Mabe. Also surviving are her sisters and brothers, Beulah Vest, Colean King, Jaqueline Blackwell and husband, Harvey, Sylvia Shortt, Louise and Dorsey Thompson, Wilson and Audrey Poff, and Shirley and Emma Poff, sisters-in-law, Joyce Poff and Newassa Conner, brother-in-law, E.G. Conner and wife, Shirley, many nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Melvin Poff. Services will be at Oakey's South Chapel on Brambleton Ave. at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2012. The Rev. John Boyles and the Rev. Alan Mason will officiate. Interment will follow in Rest Vale Cemetery, Floyd County. Friends may call at Oakey's South Chapel from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday January 28, 2012. The family would like to give special thanks to Peter and Carla Lewis, friends and former neighbors. They never forgot her birthday or any other special occasion. Also, special thanks to her sister, Sylvia Shortt, who was so faithfull to visit "Mom" often, Dr. Matthew Billups, for your care of our mother, Alan and Myrna, and others at Carilion Hospice, you are so special, and were a great help to our family, and very special thanks to the employees at Emeritus Assisted Living at Ridgewood Gardens. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel. on January 27, 2012.8

Census Records

1920Dwelling 102, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 140, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 29, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia15

Family 1

Sheldon Garwood Conner b. January 16, 1916, d. September 21, 1946
Marriage*Evelyn Poff married Sheldon Garwood Conner, son of Albert Conner and Ora Adaline "Orrie" Conner, on October 29, 1938 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,6,8 
Children

Family 2

Ernest Nathan Conner b. July 20, 1911, d. June 7, 2001
Marriage*Evelyn Poff married Ernest Nathan Conner, son of William Aaron Conner and Cora F. Poff, after 1946.1,14,5,7,8 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ernest Nathan Conner obituary in the Jun 8, 1991 edition.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Ocie Wilson Poff obituary in an undated edition.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the James Lafayette Poff obituary in the Oct 12, 1978 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evelyn Poff Conner obituary in the Jan 27, 2012 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beulah Poff Vest obituary in the Nov 24, 2015 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Colean Poff King obituary in the Nov 20, 2012 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jaqueline Poff Blackwell obituary in the Mar 2, 2016 edition.
  12. [S3614] Fincastle Herald, The, From the Clifton Wayne Conner obituary in the Jul 14, 1983 edition.
  13. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  14. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  15. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  17. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  18. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Beulah Mae Poff1,2,3

F, b. January 27, 1921, d. November 21, 2015
FatherJames Lafayette Poff1,4,5,6,7,8,9 b. May 28, 1894, d. October 3, 1978
MotherOcie Adeline Wilson1,10,4,5,6,7,8,9 b. September 27, 1898, d. February 21, 1984
     Beulah Mae Poff was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8 She was born on January 27, 1921 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.8 She married Namon Reece Vest, son of John Armistead Vest and Eula Mae Akers, on March 8, 1945.11,12,2,3,10,5,8,13 As of March 8, 1945,her married name was Vest. Beulah Mae Poff died on November 21, 2015 at Virginia at age 94.8 She Beulah Poff Vest, 94, of Copper Hill, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Beulah was born on January 27, 1921, in Floyd County, daughter to the late James Lafayette and Ocie Wilson Poff. She attended Crossroads Church for many years.She was preceded in death by her husband, Namon R. Vest; brothers, Edmund Poff and wife, Mabel, and Murrie Poff; sisters, Evelyn Conner and Colean King; and brothers-in-law, Harvey Blackwell, Shike King, and Diamond Shortt.She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte V. Brown and husband, Wayne, of Roanoke; and son, Donnie Jack Vest and wife, Carol, of Copper Hill. Also surviving are her sisters and brothers, Jaqueline Blackwell, Sylvia Shortt, Louise and Dorsey Thompson, Wilson and Audrey Poff, and Shirley and Emma Poff; sister-in-law, Joyce Poff; and many nieces and nephews.Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Oakey's South Chapel on Brambleton Ave. Pastor John Early will officiate. Interment will follow in Rest Vale Cemetery, Floyd County. Friends may call at Oakey's South Chapel from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. The family would like to give special thanks to her sister, Sylvia Shortt, who was so faithful to visit "Mom" often, and also to friends and former neighbors. The family extends special thanks to the many kindnesses shown Beulah by employees and staff at South Roanoke Nursing Home and also Gentle Shepherd Hospice.Flowers are welcome or donations may be made in her honor to Floyd County Fire Department, Station #3, 1710 King Store Road, Check, VA 24072.Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131. on November 24, 2015.8

Census Records

1930Dwelling 140, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 115, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Namon Reece Vest b. August 2, 1910, d. August 1, 1971
Marriage*Beulah Mae Poff married Namon Reece Vest, son of John Armistead Vest and Eula Mae Akers, on March 8, 1945.11,12,2,3,10,5,8,13 
Children

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the James Lafayette Poff obituary in the Oct 12, 1978 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evelyn Poff Conner obituary in the Jan 27, 2012 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Colean Poff King obituary in the Nov 20, 2012 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beulah Poff Vest obituary in the Nov 24, 2015 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jaqueline Poff Blackwell obituary in the Mar 2, 2016 edition.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Ocie Wilson Poff obituary in an undated edition.
  11. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Namon Reece Vest.
  13. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  14. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Donnie Jack Vest obituary in the Sep 10, 2017 edition.

Donald Ray "Donnie" Slusser1,2

M, b. May 4, 1961, d. December 13, 1979
FatherOtho Junior "Bud" Slusser1,3 b. July 28, 1938, d. March 7, 2020
MotherBetty Jean Elmore1,3
     Donald Ray "Donnie" Slusser was buried at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery (also known as White Church Cemetery), 2357 Mount Pleasant Church Road, Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 231-94-0378.4 He was born on May 4, 1961 at Alleghany Co., Virginia.1,2,4 He died on December 13, 1979 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 18; Died in an auto accident.1

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, U.S., Birth Records, 1912-2015, Delayed Birth Records, 1721-1920.
  3. [S6901] Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Service, online http://www.valleyfuneralserviceva.com, From the Otho Junior Slusser obituary.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Colean Poff1,2

F, b. September 6, 1923, d. November 19, 2012
FatherJames Lafayette Poff3,4,5,6,7,8,1,2,9 b. May 28, 1894, d. October 3, 1978
MotherOcie Adeline Wilson3,4,5,10,6,7,8,1,2,9 b. September 27, 1898, d. February 21, 1984
     Colean Poff was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on September 6, 1923 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,11,12 She married Edward Calhoun "Shike" King, son of Edward Lee King and Rachel Ann Hale, on October 5, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,3,13,10,7,1 As of October 5, 1941,her married name was King. Colean Poff died on November 19, 2012 at Virginia at age 89.1 She Colean Poff King, 89, of Bent Mountain, passed away early Monday morning, November 19, 2012. She was a homemaker and avid quilter, making hundreds of beautiful quilts. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward (Shike) King; her father and mother, J. L. (Fate) and Ocie Poff; sister, Evelyn Conner; and two brothers, Edmund Poff and Murray Poff. She is survived by her son, David King and wife, Kathleen; three daughters, Mary Ellen Hale and husband, Dewey, Judy Ann Horsley and husband, Roger, and Sandra Wilson and husband, Don; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; her brothers, Shirley and Emma Poff, and Wilson and Audrey Poff; her sisters, Beulah Vest, Jacqueline and Harvey Blackwell, Louise and Dorsey Thompson, and Sylvia Shortt; a sister-in-law, Joyce Poff; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at Oakey's South Chapel on Brambleton Ave. at noon on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. The Rev. Olander (Red) English, the Rev. Horace Light and Lay Minister Don Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow in Rest Vale Cemetery, Floyd County. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel. on November 20, 2012.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 140, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 115, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

Edward Calhoun "Shike" King b. October 31, 1914, d. February 23, 1996
Marriage*Colean Poff married Edward Calhoun "Shike" King, son of Edward Lee King and Rachel Ann Hale, on October 5, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,3,13,10,7,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Colean Poff King obituary in the Nov 20, 2012 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beulah Poff Vest obituary in the Nov 24, 2015 edition.
  3. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the James Lafayette Poff obituary in the Oct 12, 1978 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evelyn Poff Conner obituary in the Jan 27, 2012 edition.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jaqueline Poff Blackwell obituary in the Mar 2, 2016 edition.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Ocie Wilson Poff obituary in an undated edition.
  11. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  12. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edward C. King obituary in the Feb 25, 1996 edition.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the David L. King, Sr. obituary in the May 7, 2021 edition.

Jaqueline Poff1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

F, b. October 7, 1926, d. February 28, 2016
FatherJames Lafayette Poff10,2,3,5,6,11,7,8,9 b. May 28, 1894, d. October 3, 1978
MotherOcie Adeline Wilson10,2,3,4,5,6,11,7,8,9 b. September 27, 1898, d. February 21, 1984
     Jaqueline Poff was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.9 She was born on October 7, 1926 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,9 She married Wilson Harvey Blackwell, son of William Isaac "Willie" Blackwell and Eliza Jane/Jean Martin, on June 5, 1951 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4,5,6,7,9 As of June 5, 1951,her married name was Blackwell. Jaqueline Poff died on February 28, 2016 at Virginia at age 89.9 She Jaqueline Poff Blackwell began her earthly journey on October 7, 1926 as a middle child of James Lafayette and Ocie Adeline Wilson Poff. Her love for her family and friends was endless and beyond belief. She was the center of her family's lives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of over 64 years, Harvey Blackwell, as well as brothers and sisters, Edmund Poff, Murrie Poff, Evelyn Conner, Beulah Vest and Colean King. Jaqueline went home to join them on February 28, 2016. She is survived by daughters, Carolyn (and Doug) Snead, Annette Blackwell and Yvonne Blackwell; grandson, Dan DeMartin (and Edina); and three great-grandchildren. In addition she is survived by sisters and brothers, Sylvia Shortt, Louise and Dorsey Thompson, Wilson and Audrey Poff, Shirley and Emma Poff; sister-in-law, Joyce Poff; and many nieces; and nephews. While she was momma to three, she touched the lives of hundreds of children having taught in the Floyd County School system for over 40 years. She began her teaching career in 1944 at only 17 years old in the one-room school at Mount Pleasant. She retired in 1985 as Librarian at Check Elementary. In addition to her family and students, she loved her garden, flowers and birds. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Gardner Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in Restvale Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home 540-745-2007. Special thanks to her caregiver, Sandra Hartman and the Carillion Hospice staff.Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made in her memory to the Floyd County Fire Department, Station #3, 1710 King Store Rd, Check Virginia 24072. on March 2, 2016.9

Census Records

1930Dwelling 140, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 115, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Family

Wilson Harvey Blackwell
Marriage*Jaqueline Poff married Wilson Harvey Blackwell, son of William Isaac "Willie" Blackwell and Eliza Jane/Jean Martin, on June 5, 1951 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4,5,6,7,9 
Children
  • Carolyn Gayle Blackwell1,3,9
  • Benita Annette Blackwell1,3,9
  • Nancy Yvonne Blackwell1,3,9

Citations

  1. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  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. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Ocie Wilson Poff obituary in an undated edition.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the James Lafayette Poff obituary in the Oct 12, 1978 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evelyn Poff Conner obituary in the Jan 27, 2012 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Colean Poff King obituary in the Nov 20, 2012 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beulah Poff Vest obituary in the Nov 24, 2015 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jaqueline Poff Blackwell obituary in the Mar 2, 2016 edition.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.