Cleophas Sowers1,2,3

M, b. February 26, 1896, d. March 23, 1984
     His Social Security Number was 225-12-8840.4 Cleophas Sowers was buried at Blue Ridge Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Rt. 799, 1.5 miles east of Willis, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He married Etta Weeks. Cleophas Sowers was born on February 26, 1896 at Willis, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 He died on March 23, 1984 at age 88.2

Family

Etta Weeks b. April 2, 1895, d. July 11, 1979
Marriage*He married Etta Weeks
Child

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Warren C. Sowers obituary in the Jan 19, 2016 edition.

Etta Weeks1

F, b. April 2, 1895, d. July 11, 1979
     Etta Weeks married Cleophas Sowers. Etta Weeks was buried at Willis Churches Cemetery (also known as Keith Cemetery), Rt. 221 at Rt. 764, Willis, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Her Social Security Number was 223-36-7181.3 Her married name was Higgs.2 She married Unknown Higgs.2 Her married name was Sowers. Etta Weeks was born on April 2, 1895.2,3 She died on July 11, 1979 at age 84.2

Family 1

Unknown Higgs
Marriage*She married Unknown Higgs.2 

Family 2

Cleophas Sowers b. February 26, 1896, d. March 23, 1984
Marriage*Etta Weeks married Cleophas Sowers
Child

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Warren C. Sowers obituary in the Jan 19, 2016 edition.

Callie G. Barton1

F, b. April 25, 1899, d. January 4, 1929
     Callie G. Barton was buried at County Line Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, 1.4 miles down Rt. 635 from Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 She married Amos Benjamin Shortt.2,4 Her married name was Shortt. Callie G. Barton was born on April 25, 1899.2,3 She died on January 4, 1929 at age 29.2,3

Family

Amos Benjamin Shortt b. September 1, 1879, d. April 16, 1970
Marriage*She married Amos Benjamin Shortt.2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S213] Ruth G. Hale, County Line Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
  3. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roger Shortt obituary in the May 15, 2019 edition.

Mary Louise Dillard1,2,3,4

F, b. circa 1919, d. June 16, 2009
FatherEstel Dillard5
     Mary Louise Dillard was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 Her married name was Kingrea. She was born circa 1919 at Carroll Co., Virginia.4,5 She married Joseph Mallie Kingrea, son of Hosea Lewis Kingrea and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Poff, on September 5, 1936 at Hillsville, Carroll Co., Virginia.4,5 Mary Louise Dillard died on June 16, 2009 at Dublin, Pulaski Co., Virginia.4 She Mary Louise Kingrea, 90, of Christiansburg, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Center. The widow of the late Joseph M. Kingrea, she was also preceded by sons, James M. Kingrea, Douglas Earl Kingrea and Earl Eugene Kingrea. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Robert L. Embert, Mount Airy, N.C; a brother and sister-in-law, Elmer and Helen Dillard, of Elliston, Va; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and special family and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Horne Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2009 in the Horne Funeral Chapel, conducted by Pastor Richard Kingrea, with interment in the Huffville Cemetery, Floyd County. The Kingrea family is in the care of Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg, Va. On line condolences may be sent to www.hornefuneralservice.com. on June 17, 2009.4

Family

Joseph Mallie Kingrea b. November 17, 1916, d. March 13, 1976
Marriage*She married Joseph Mallie Kingrea, son of Hosea Lewis Kingrea and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Poff, on September 5, 1936 at Hillsville, Carroll Co., Virginia.4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Floyd Estel Dillard obituary in the Jul 27, 1991 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Douglas Edward Kingrea obituary in the Dec 14, 2005 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Louise Kingrea obituary in the Jun 17, 2009 edition.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Earl Eugene Kingrea obituary in the Dec 11, 2008 edition.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Joseph M. Kingrea obituary in the Mar 18, 1976 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Barbara G. Embert obituary in the Mar 22, 2012 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Merle Kingrea obituary in the Apr 12, 2008 edition.

William G. Howard1,2,3

M, b. February 1, 1929, d. November 1, 1982
     William G. Howard was buried at White Cemetery, Sulphur Lick, Monroe Co., Kentucky.2 His Social Security Number was 402-34-5668.4 He was born on February 1, 1929 at Kentucky.1,4,5,2 He married Ercell Aldridge, daughter of George Wellington Aldridge and Artie Florence Hale, on May 25, 1974 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 William G. Howard and Ercell Aldridge were divorced on March 28, 1977 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 William G. Howard died on November 1, 1982 at Kentucky at age 53.4,5,2

Family

Ercell Aldridge b. April 12, 1923, d. February 10, 2005
Marriage*He married Ercell Aldridge, daughter of George Wellington Aldridge and Artie Florence Hale, on May 25, 1974 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Divorce* William G. Howard and Ercell Aldridge were divorced on March 28, 1977 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S7610] White Cemetery, Monroe Co., KY, online www.findagrave.com/.
  3. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S3600] U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.

Lucy Jane Poff1,2,3,4,5

F, b. July 13, 1950, d. March 25, 2010
FatherWilliam Alton Poff1,3,4,5 b. September 28, 1911, d. February 14, 1988
MotherRuth Ellen Janney1,3,4,5 b. April 17, 1921, d. August 24, 2013
     Lucy Jane Poff was buried at Willis Cemetery, atop a hill on south side of Rt. 772, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on July 13, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 She married Clyde Wilbert Midkiff on April 20, 1968 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of April 20, 1968,her married name was Midkiff. Lucy Jane Poff and Clyde Wilbert Midkiff were divorced on December 14, 1979 at Virginia.3 As of June 4, 1986,her married name was Riggins.3 Lucy Jane Poff married Elmer Franklin Riggins on June 4, 1986 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia; Elmer was a widow when he married Lucy.3,4 Lucy Jane Poff died on March 25, 2010 at Virginia at age 59.4 She Lucy Ann Poff Riggins, 59, of Floyd, VA, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Riggins; father, William Alton Poff; and Brothers, Charles Poff and Billy Poff. She is survived by Two Daughters and Son-in-law, Melissa Goad, And Shirley Weddle and husband Danny; One Adopted Daughter, Kristina Riggins; Two Grandchildren, Calvin Weddle and Levi Weddle; Mother, Ruth Poff; Three Sisters, Sylvia Wood, Marie Clark, and Mildred McCullough; and One Sister-in-law, Ann Poff. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Maberry Funeral Home with Rev. Cecil Brown and Rev. Clyde Bishop officiating. Interment will follow in the Willis Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at Maberry Funeral Home. on March 26, 2010.4

Family 1

Clyde Wilbert Midkiff b. January 11, 1936, d. March 10, 2017
Marriage*She married Clyde Wilbert Midkiff on April 20, 1968 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Divorce* Lucy Jane Poff and Clyde Wilbert Midkiff were divorced on December 14, 1979 at Virginia.3 
Children

Family 2

Elmer Franklin Riggins b. February 8, 1919, d. February 21, 1998
Marriage*Lucy Jane Poff married Elmer Franklin Riggins on June 4, 1986 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia; Elmer was a widow when he married Lucy.3,4 

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Ref # 42-86.
  4. [S112] Obit, From the Lucy Jane Poff Riggins obituary in the Mar 26, 2010 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruth Ellen Poff obituary in the Aug 26, 2013 edition.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Clyde Wilbert Midkiff1,2,3,4

M, b. January 11, 1936, d. March 10, 2017
     Clyde Wilbert Midkiff was buried at Franklin Memorial Park, Virgil Goode Highway, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia.3 He was born on January 11, 1936 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He married Lucy Jane Poff, daughter of William Alton Poff and Ruth Ellen Janney, on April 20, 1968 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Clyde Wilbert Midkiff and Lucy Jane Poff were divorced on December 14, 1979 at Virginia.5 Clyde Wilbert Midkiff died on March 10, 2017 at Virginia at age 81.3 He Clyde Wilbert Midkiff, 81 of Rocky Mount passed away Friday, March 10, 2017. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Surviving are his wife, Betty Ferguson Midkiff; daughters, Sandra Helmecke (Joe Guajardo), Shirley Weddle (Danny) and Melissa Goad; step-children, Lee Housman (R.J. Perdue), Connie Rowland, Ann Fitzgerald (Jimmy) and Carolyn Smith (James); sister, Lorraine Wiles (Edwin); 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at Flora Funeral Chapel, 11 a.m. Monday with Dr. Billy Shively officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. His family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, S. Main St. Rocky Mount, VA. on March 12, 2017.3

Occupation

1968Hercules plant worker1

Family

Lucy Jane Poff b. July 13, 1950, d. March 25, 2010
Marriage*Clyde Wilbert Midkiff married Lucy Jane Poff, daughter of William Alton Poff and Ruth Ellen Janney, on April 20, 1968 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Divorce* Clyde Wilbert Midkiff and Lucy Jane Poff were divorced on December 14, 1979 at Virginia.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clyde Wilbert Midkiff obituary in the Mar 12, 2017 edition.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Ref # 42-86.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S112] Obit, From the Lucy Jane Poff Riggins obituary in the Mar 26, 2010 edition.

Lucy Arlene Akers1,2,3,4

F, b. April 29, 1925, d. January 5, 1991
     Lucy Arlene Akers was buried at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren Church Cemetery, Rt. 750, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 Her Social Security Number was 229-12-3053.5 She was born on April 29, 1925 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3,5 She married Ellis Tazwell Dulaney on December 6, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3 As of December 6, 1942,her married name was Dulaney.6 Lucy Arlene Akers died on January 5, 1991 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 65.3,5,4 She FLOYD - Lucy Arlene Akers Dulaney, age 65, died Saturday, January 5, 1991, in a Roanoke hospital. Surviving are two daughters, Arlene Sweeney, Shelby Slusher, both of Floyd; three sons, Ellis T. Dulaney, Jr., Glenn T. Dulaney, both of Floyd; Gary W. Dulaney, Blacksburg; one sister, Toye Reed, Hanover, Pa; three brothers, Edgar Akers, Blacksburg; Elias Akers, Floyd; Tasewell Akers, Riner; eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at the Maberry Funeral Home. on January 6, 1991.4

Family

Ellis Tazwell Dulaney b. June 10, 1908, d. May 5, 1985
Marriage*She married Ellis Tazwell Dulaney on December 6, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3 
Child
  • Arlene Marie Dulaney1,2,4,3

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Ref # 99-15.
  3. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lucy Arlene Akers obituary in the Jan 6, 1991 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Jack Daniel Thurston1,2,3,4

M, b. March 7, 1978, d. November 17, 1988
FatherHop Gray Thurston Jr.1,3,4 b. October 11, 1937, d. December 31, 2008
MotherFrances May Poff1,3
     Jack Daniel Thurston was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2 He was born on March 7, 1978.5,2,3 He died on November 17, 1988 at age 10; Struck and killed by a car.5,2,3

Citations

  1. [S121] Unknown author, Floyd Co., Virginia Chancery Book 21.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hop Gray Thurston, Jr. obituary in the Jan 3, 2009 edition.
  5. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.

Douglas Wayne Jewell1,2,3,4

M, b. April 9, 1953, d. April 24, 1992
FatherWilliam Frank Jewell3,4,5 b. November 5, 1912, d. August 15, 1998
MotherLura Catherine Howard2,4,5 b. September 14, 1920, d. February 18, 1991
     Douglas Wayne Jewell was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 His Social Security Number was 226-74-0547.6 He was born on April 9, 1953 at Virginia.1,2,6 He married Lesha Mae Poff, daughter of Charles Elton "Red" Poff and Ruth Adeline Pierce, on July 10, 1976 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 Douglas Wayne Jewell and Lesha Mae Poff were divorced on February 3, 1981 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7 Douglas Wayne Jewell died on April 24, 1992 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 39.2,3,6 He PILOT, VA. - Douglas Wayne Jewell, age 39, died Friday in a Roanoke hospital. He is survived by his father, William Frank Jewell, Pilot, Va; two sisters, Imogene Cunningham, Salem, Va; Betty Carolyn Jewell, Pilot, Va; three brothers, Jessie Irvin Jewell, Pilot, Va; Junior Ralph Jewell, Christiansburg, Va; Larry Ray Jewell, Raleigh, N. C; fiancee, Tammy Wickline and her sons, Joshua and Matthew, Burnt Chimney, Va. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Edward Howard and the Rev. James R. Kittinger officiating. Burial will follow in Huffville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at the Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd. on April 26, 1992.3

Family

Lesha Mae Poff
Marriage*He married Lesha Mae Poff, daughter of Charles Elton "Red" Poff and Ruth Adeline Pierce, on July 10, 1976 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 
Divorce* Douglas Wayne Jewell and Lesha Mae Poff were divorced on February 3, 1981 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7 

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Douglas Wayne Jewell obituary in the Apr 26, 1992 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lura Catherine Jewell obituary in the Feb 20, 1991 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jessie Irvin Jewell obituary in the Apr 27, 2012 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.