Claris Martha Vest1

F, b. November 19, 1913, d. May 18, 2006
     Claris Martha Vest was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.1 Her married name was Palmer.1 She married John Henry Palmer, son of George William Palmer and Lydia Demercy "Mersey" Conner.1,2,3 Claris Martha Vest married Theodore Winfield Palmer, son of George William Palmer and Lydia Demercy "Mersey" Conner.1,4,3 Claris Martha Vest was born on November 19, 1913.1 She died on May 18, 2006 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 92.1,3 She Claris Martha Vest Palmer, of Salem, peacefully departed her earthly life on May 18, 2006 for eternity with the Lord. Claris was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She maintained her sweet nature and good humor throughout her life. She was born on November 19, 1913. Claris was preceded in death by her husbands, Theodore Winfield Palmer and John Henry Palmer; three brothers, Carl T. Vest, Arthur (Drummy) Vest, Ralph M. Vest. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Doris Welch, Indianapolis, Ind; her son, Wayne F. Palmer and wife, Linda, Salem; eight grandchildren, Robert (Bob) Welch and wife, Lynette, Llwana Finch and husband, James, Vernetta Johnson, Jaclyn Welch, Sherry Hazelton and husband, Barry, Treva Moring and husband, Bob, Jacob Palmer and Sarah Palmer; one brother, Paul J. Vest, Roanoke. Also surviving are 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2006, at the chapel of John M. Oakey and Son in Salem with Pastors Nicholas Shaffer and Marshall Allen officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 19, 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to West Salem Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.johnmoakey. com.
on May 19, 2006.1

Family 1

Theodore Winfield Palmer b. November 19, 1908, d. April 25, 1950
Marriage*She married Theodore Winfield Palmer, son of George William Palmer and Lydia Demercy "Mersey" Conner.1,4,3 
Children
  • Doris Rachel Palmer4,2
  • Wayne Francis Palmer5,4

Family 2

John Henry Palmer b. December 2, 1903, d. August 8, 1984
Marriage*Claris Martha Vest married John Henry Palmer, son of George William Palmer and Lydia Demercy "Mersey" Conner.1,2,3 
Child
  • Kathy Lynn Palmer2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Claris Martha Vest Palmer obituary in the May 19, 2006 edition.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the John H. Palmer obituary in an undated newspaper.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Theadore W. Palmer obituary in an undated newspaper.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Theodore R. Lackey1,2

M, b. April 14, 1910, d. March 10, 1989
     His Social Security Number was 227-01-0017.3 Theodore R. Lackey married Virginia Alice Keesee, daughter of Edward George "Ed" Keesee and Luvenia Victoria "Queenie" "Queen" Yeattes.1,2 Theodore R. Lackey was born on April 14, 1910 at Virginia.2,3 He died on March 10, 1989 at age 78.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 671, District 45-1, Horse Pasture, Henry Co., Virginia2

Occupation

1940Furniture manufacturer worker2

Family

Virginia Alice Keesee
Marriage*Theodore R. Lackey married Virginia Alice Keesee, daughter of Edward George "Ed" Keesee and Luvenia Victoria "Queenie" "Queen" Yeattes.1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1223] Traci Harrison (great-granddaughter), "Keesee Family Info," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Mar 26, 2006.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Lewis Clayborn Campbell1,2,3,4

M, b. March 5, 1920, d. January 3, 1983
     Lewis Clayborn Campbell was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, 1300 Mountain View Road, Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 226-01-0755.5 He was born on March 5, 1920 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,3,4,6 He married Hilda Ann Gearhart, daughter of Harper Freeman Gearhart and Minerva Annie "Minnie" Conner, on September 10, 1951 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 Lewis Clayborn Campbell died on January 3, 1983 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 62.2,6

Family

Hilda Ann Gearhart b. April 15, 1921, d. September 4, 1988
Marriage*He married Hilda Ann Gearhart, daughter of Harper Freeman Gearhart and Minerva Annie "Minnie" Conner, on September 10, 1951 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S3600] U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.

Samuel Stewart "Sam" Wallace1,2

M, b. October 19, 1914
     Samuel Stewart "Sam" Wallace was born on October 19, 1914 at Bluestone, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 He married Clythus Louama Jane Hollins, daughter of Archie W. Hollins and Minerva Eugenia Tempy Jane "Nervie" Conner, on January 10, 1941 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,3 Samuel Stewart "Sam" Wallace and Clythus Louama Jane Hollins were divorced on April 4, 1974 at Roanoke, Virginia.2

Family

Clythus Louama Jane Hollins b. July 6, 1920, d. June 24, 1995
Marriage*Samuel Stewart "Sam" Wallace married Clythus Louama Jane Hollins, daughter of Archie W. Hollins and Minerva Eugenia Tempy Jane "Nervie" Conner, on January 10, 1941 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,3 
Divorce* Samuel Stewart "Sam" Wallace and Clythus Louama Jane Hollins were divorced on April 4, 1974 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 
Children
  • Sam Wallace4
  • Sandy Wallace4
  • Arlene Wallace4
  • Vicky Wallace4

Citations

  1. [S1182] Margo Minton Wolfe, "Reva Madeline Minton," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Mar 13 and Apr 22, 2006.
  2. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clythus Thompson obituary in the Jul 6, 1995 edition.

Etter Sue "Etta" Payne1,2

F, b. September 7, 1932, d. January 15, 2010
     Etter Sue "Etta" Payne and Emory John Paul Hollins were divorced.2 Etter Sue "Etta" Payne was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on September 7, 1932 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 As of June 28, 1951,her married name was Hollins.2 She married Emory John Paul Hollins, son of Archie W. Hollins and Minerva Eugenia Tempy Jane "Nervie" Conner, on June 28, 1951 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,1,2 Etter Sue "Etta" Payne died on January 15, 2010 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 77.1,5,3 She Etter Sue Payne Hollins (Etta), 77, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord Friday, January 15, 2010. Etta was predeceased by her parents, Stephen Taylor Payne and Ellen Kennedy Payne. She is survived by her son, Emory P. Hollins, Jr. (Shelby); daughter, Robin Sue Linkous (Jeff); grandchildren, Brent, Ryan, Brandon and Michael Hollins, Chasity and Brittany Linkous; three great-grandchildren and a stepgranddaughter. She loved no one but the Lord more dearly than her family. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 19, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Services on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 1 p.m. in the Valley Funeral Home Chapel with Mark W. Brickey officiating. Interment to follow in Wilson Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley Funeral Home and Cremation services, 1609 Peters Creek Rd., N.W., Roanoke, Va., 540-562-1182. on January 18, 2010.1

Family

Emory John Paul Hollins
Divorce*She and Emory John Paul Hollins were divorced.2 
Marriage* Etter Sue "Etta" Payne married Emory John Paul Hollins, son of Archie W. Hollins and Minerva Eugenia Tempy Jane "Nervie" Conner, on June 28, 1951 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,1,2 
Children
  • Emory P. Hollins Jr.4,1
  • Robin Sue Hollins4,1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Etter Sue Payne Hollins obituary in the Jan 18, 2010 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. [S1182] Margo Minton Wolfe, "Reva Madeline Minton," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Mar 13 and Apr 22, 2006.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Willie May Haley1,2

F, b. 1901, d. April 14, 1924
     Willie May Haley was buried at Sears Family Cemetery, Twelve O'Clock Knob, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 She was born in 1901 at Virginia.3 As of circa 1914,her married name was Palmer.3 She married Russell Thomas Palmer, son of George William Palmer and Lydia Demercy "Mersey" Conner, circa 1914.3,1,4 Willie May Haley died on April 14, 1924 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 499, District 116, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia3

Family

Russell Thomas Palmer b. September 2, 1893, d. April 3, 1970
Marriage*Willie May Haley married Russell Thomas Palmer, son of George William Palmer and Lydia Demercy "Mersey" Conner, circa 1914.3,1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2745] Roanoke Co. VA Archives - Sears Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanoke/cemeteries/
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2274] Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Roanoke, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=49961910&CRid=49750&
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Lula Helen Palmer1,2,3

F, b. 1916, d. November 26, 1964
FatherRussell Thomas Palmer1,2,4 b. September 2, 1893, d. April 3, 1970
MotherWillie May Haley1 b. 1901, d. April 14, 1924
     Lula Helen Palmer was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 Her married name was Ferguson.3 She married Charles Edward Ferguson.3 Lula Helen Palmer was born in 1916 at Virginia.1,3 She died on November 26, 1964 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 499, District 116, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 186, District 14, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 116, District 81-26, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5

Family

Charles Edward Ferguson b. March 18, 1905, d. February 17, 1977
Marriage*Lula Helen Palmer married Charles Edward Ferguson.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2251] Sherwood Burial Park, Roanoke 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&GRid=40016666&CRid=728583&df=all&
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kenis Lee Palmer obituary in the Nov 25, 2012 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3642] Aiken Standard, From the Wilbur T. Ferguson Sr. obituary in the Dec 4, 2012 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Betty Gale Moore obituary in the Sep 15, 1998 edition.

Thelma Lucille Palmer1,2,3

F, b. February 3, 1919, d. October 2, 2000
FatherRussell Thomas Palmer1,2,4,3 b. September 2, 1893, d. April 3, 1970
MotherWillie May Haley1,3 b. 1901, d. April 14, 1924
     Thelma Lucille Palmer was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 Her Social Security Number was 225-80-0742.6 She was born on February 3, 1919 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6,3 As of February 3, 1936,her married name was Mountcastle.3 She married Russell Dearth Mountcastle on February 3, 1936 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.7,5,3 Thelma Lucille Palmer died on October 2, 2000 at age 81.6,5 She MOUNTCASTLE, Thelma L., 81, of Catawba Valley Drive, died Monday, October 2, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell D. Mountcastle and a son and daughter-in-law, Charles R. and Lea Mountcastle. Surviving family include children and their spouses, Kathleen and Robert Hendricks of Central City, Iowa, Barbara and Len Woods of Salem, Donald and Susan Mountcastle of Salem, Sharon and H. K. (Butch) Basham of Willis, Richard and Mary Lou Brown of Boones Mill; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. at the John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home with Father Remi Sojka officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 4, 2000 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son Salem Funeral Home. 389-5441 on October 4, 2000.5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 499, District 116, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 186, District 14, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia2

Family

Russell Dearth Mountcastle b. October 22, 1911, d. October 21, 1990
Marriage*Thelma Lucille Palmer married Russell Dearth Mountcastle on February 3, 1936 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.7,5,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kenis Lee Palmer obituary in the Nov 25, 2012 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thelma L. Mountcastle obituary in the Oct 4, 2000 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hubert McKinley Palmer obituary in the Aug 29, 1990 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Russell D. Mountcastle obituary in the Oct 22, 1990 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kathleen Hendricks obituary in the May 28, 2006 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Russell D. Mountcastle obituary in the May 11, 2017 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Donald W. Mountcastle obituary in the Sep 27, 2015 edition.

Hubert Mckinley Palmer1,2,3

M, b. May 10, 1921, d. August 28, 1990
FatherRussell Thomas Palmer1 b. September 2, 1893, d. April 3, 1970
MotherWillie May Haley1 b. 1901, d. April 14, 1924
     His Social Security Number was 227-16-1885.4 Hubert Mckinley Palmer was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.2 He married June Unknown.2 Hubert Mckinley Palmer was born on May 10, 1921 at Virginia.1,4 He died on August 28, 1990 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 69.4,2,3 He Mr. Hubert McKinley Palmer, age 69, of Salem, passed away August 28, 1990. He is survived by his wife, June Palmer; daughters, Patricia Wimmer, Rhonda McReynolds; sons, Ronald H. Palmer, Terry W. Palmer; sister, Thelma Mountcastle; also surviving are four grandchildren; and a number of half brothers, and half sisters. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Salem, with the Rev. William Murdock officiating. Interment will be in Cedarlawn Burial Park. Friends may call at the John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home, Salem.
on August 29, 1990.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 186, District 14, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia1

Family

June Unknown
Marriage*Hubert Mckinley Palmer married June Unknown.2 
Children
  • Patricia Palmer2
  • Rhonda Palmer2
  • Ronald H. Palmer2
  • Terry W. Palmer2

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hubert McKinley Palmer obituary in the Aug 29, 1990 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Fanny Mae "Granny Fanny" Boone1

F, b. September 23, 1913, d. April 20, 2006
     Fanny Mae "Granny Fanny" Boone was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 Her Social Security Number was 229-24-0923.2 Her married name was Palmer.1 She married Russell Thomas Palmer, son of George William Palmer and Lydia Demercy "Mersey" Conner.1,3 Fanny Mae "Granny Fanny" Boone was born on September 23, 1913 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 She died on April 20, 2006 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 92.1,2,3 She Fanny Mae (Granny Fanny) Palmer, 92, of Roanoke, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2006. Fanny loved to sing and play guitar. She loved everyone and never met a stranger. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell T. Palmer. Surviving family includes her children, Billy Palmer and wife, Edna, Della Mae Wheeling, Maynard Lee Palmer, Carl Palmer and wife, Phyllis, Russell Palmer and wife, Rhonda; step-son, Kenis L. Palmer and wife, Margaret; best friends, Julia Dailey and Tommy Niday; ten grandchildren and several greatand great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Salem with the Rev. Tino Maciel officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 22, 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem. on April 22, 2006.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 113, District 81-3, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia4

Family

Russell Thomas Palmer b. September 2, 1893, d. April 3, 1970
Marriage*Fanny Mae "Granny Fanny" Boone married Russell Thomas Palmer, son of George William Palmer and Lydia Demercy "Mersey" Conner.1,3 
Children
  • Carl Palmer1
  • Russell Palmer1
  • William T. "Billy" Palmer1
  • Maynard Lee Palmer1
  • Della Mae Palmer1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Fanny Mae Palmer obituary in the Apr 22, 2006 edition.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.