Barbara Coombs1

F, b. June 8, 1917, d. May 17, 2005
     Her Social Security Number was 235-66-6309.2 Barbara Coombs was born on June 8, 1917 at Morgantown, Monongalia Co., West Virginia.1,2 As of June 24, 1939,her married name was Bane.1 She married Rev. David Conner Bane, son of John Harvey Bane and Mary Myrtle Conner, on June 24, 1939 at Morgantown, Monongalia Co., West Virginia.1 Barbara Coombs died on May 17, 2005 at age 87.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 326, District 31-21, Morgantown, Monongalia Co., West Virginia3

Family

Rev. David Conner Bane b. May 3, 1916, d. July 14, 1980
Marriage*Barbara Coombs married Rev. David Conner Bane, son of John Harvey Bane and Mary Myrtle Conner, on June 24, 1939 at Morgantown, Monongalia Co., West Virginia.1 
Child
  • David Conner Bane Jr.4

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Bane-Coombs marriage record.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Bane-Brogan marriage record.

Dorothye Lester White1

F, b. November 1, 1915, d. March 25, 2002
     Her Social Security Number was 236-10-0775.2 Dorothye Lester White was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 515 S. Market Street, Frederick, Frederick Co., Maryland.3 She was born on November 1, 1915 at Anawalt, McDowell Co., West Virginia; Her marriage license has a birth date of Nov 1, 1916.1,2,3 As of June, 1938,her married name was Bane.1 She married John Harvey Bane Jr., son of John Harvey Bane and Mary Myrtle Conner, in June, 1938 at West Virginia.1 Dorothye Lester White died on March 25, 2002 at age 86.2,3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 280, District 40-113, Hazleton, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania4

Family

John Harvey Bane Jr. b. August 8, 1914, d. September 4, 1977
Marriage*Dorothye Lester White married John Harvey Bane Jr., son of John Harvey Bane and Mary Myrtle Conner, in June, 1938 at West Virginia.1 
Child
  • John Harvey Bane III4

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Bane-White marriage record.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S3766] Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick Co., MD, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Helen Elizabeth Nicely1,2,3

F, b. August 8, 1915, d. January, 1995
     Her Social Security Number was 235-54-9487.3 Helen Elizabeth Nicely was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4 She was born on August 8, 1915 at Gary, McDowell Co., West Virginia.3 As of September 12, 1933,her married name was Beckelheimer.1 She married John Lawrence Beckelheimer, son of William Jackson "Will" Beckelheimer and Callie Donia Wickham, on September 12, 1933 at Mullens, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.1 Helen Elizabeth Nicely died in January, 1995 at age 79.3

Family

John Lawrence Beckelheimer b. October 17, 1913, d. March 4, 1958
Marriage*She married John Lawrence Beckelheimer, son of William Jackson "Will" Beckelheimer and Callie Donia Wickham, on September 12, 1933 at Mullens, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Beckelheimer-Nicely marriage record.
  2. [S184] Martinsville Bulletin, From the John Beckelheimer obituary in the Oct 6, 2004 edition.
  3. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S2590] Sunset Memorial Park, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=wallace&GSfn=victoria&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=52&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=69824791&CRid=80051&df=all&
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Beckelheimer-Bailey marriage record.

John Beckelheimer1,2,3,4

M, b. June 23, 1937, d. October 3, 2004
FatherJohn Lawrence Beckelheimer1,3,4 b. October 17, 1913, d. March 4, 1958
MotherHelen Elizabeth Nicely1,3,4 b. August 8, 1915, d. January, 1995
     His Social Security Number was 233-58-4005.5 John Beckelheimer was born on June 23, 1937 at Amigo, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,5,3 He married Sandra Sue Bailey on May 30, 1959 at Pineville, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.1,4,6 John Beckelheimer died on October 3, 2004 at Lynchburg, Virginia, at age 67.1,5,2 He HUDDLESTON - John Beckelheimer, 67, of Huddleston, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004. He was born in Amigo, W.Va., on June 23, 1937, to John Lawrence Beckelheimer and Helen Elizabeth Nicely Beckelheimer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Bailey Beckelheimer.
He was a high school teacher and football coach at Oceana High School in Wyoming, W.Va. for 29 years, and finished his coaching career at Magna Vista High School in Henry County. Surviving are a son, John Joseph Beckelheimer; a daughter, Jennifer Sue Bekelheimer; four grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Beckelheimer of Colorado Springs, Colo. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Patmos United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Carl H. Douglass Jr. officiating. A reception will follow the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2316 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501.
Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. on October 6, 2004.1

Family

Sandra Sue Bailey b. February 28, 1938, d. March 1, 2001
Marriage*He married Sandra Sue Bailey on May 30, 1959 at Pineville, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.1,4,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S184] Martinsville Bulletin, From the John Beckelheimer obituary in the Oct 6, 2004 edition.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Beckelheimer-Bailey marriage record.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sandra Bailey Beckelheimer obituary in the Mar 6, 2001 edition.
  7. [S2634] Mt. Airy News, The, From the Jennifer Sue Beckelheimer obituary in the May 8, 2014 edition.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Sandra Sue Bailey1,2

F, b. February 28, 1938, d. March 1, 2001
     Sandra Sue Bailey was buried at Patmos United Methodist Church Cemetery, Huddleston, Bedford Co., Virginia.3 Her Social Security Number was 236-56-7957.4 She was born on February 28, 1938 at Pineville, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.4,2,5 As of May 30, 1959,her married name was Beckelheimer.2 She married John Beckelheimer, son of John Lawrence Beckelheimer and Helen Elizabeth Nicely, on May 30, 1959 at Pineville, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.1,2,5 Sandra Sue Bailey died on March 1, 2001 at Huddleston, Bedford Co., Virginia, at age 63.4,5,6 She BECKELHEIMER, Sandra Bailey, 63, of Huddleston, died Thursday, March 1, 2001 at her residence. She was born in Pineville, W.Va. on February 28, 1938 a daughter of the late Theodore Alexander Bailey and Macy Cole Bailey. She was a member of Patmos United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, John Beckelheimer; a son, John Joseph Beckelheimer and his wife, Tammy; a daughter, Jennifer Sue Beckelheimer; four granddaughters, Jessie Hargis, Courtney Beckelheimer, Jill Beckelheimer, and Brandi Beckelheimer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Patmos United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at Patmos United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Carl H. Douglass, Jr. officiating. A reception will be held following the service. on March 6, 2001.5

Family

John Beckelheimer b. June 23, 1937, d. October 3, 2004
Marriage*She married John Beckelheimer, son of John Lawrence Beckelheimer and Helen Elizabeth Nicely, on May 30, 1959 at Pineville, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.1,2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S184] Martinsville Bulletin, From the John Beckelheimer obituary in the Oct 6, 2004 edition.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Beckelheimer-Bailey marriage record.
  3. [S8061] Patmos United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bedford Co., VA, online www.findagrave.com.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sandra Bailey Beckelheimer obituary in the Mar 6, 2001 edition.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S2634] Mt. Airy News, The, From the Jennifer Sue Beckelheimer obituary in the May 8, 2014 edition.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Jennifer Sue Beckelheimer1,2,3,4

F, b. December 1, 1963, d. May 7, 2014
FatherJohn Beckelheimer1,2,3,4 b. June 23, 1937, d. October 3, 2004
MotherSandra Sue Bailey1,2,3,4 b. February 28, 1938, d. March 1, 2001
     Jennifer Sue Beckelheimer was born on December 1, 1963 at Pineville, Wyoming Co., West Virginia.3,4 As of August 1, 1989,her married name was Hargis.3 She married Jeffrey Scott Hargis on August 1, 1989 at Martinsville, Virginia.3 Jennifer Sue Beckelheimer and Jeffrey Scott Hargis were divorced on November 18, 1998 at Surry Co., North Carolina.5 Jennifer Sue Beckelheimer died on May 7, 2014 at North Carolina at age 50.4 She WINSTON-SALEM — Jennifer Sue Beckelheimer died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from a brief illness. She was born in Pineville, West Virginia, on Dec. 1, 1963, to parents John and Sandra Beckelheimer. She graduated from Pineville High School in 1982. Jennifer is survived by her daughter, Jessie Hargis, and brother, Joe Beckelheimer. A memorial service will be held in Mount Airy at Temple Baptist Church at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2014. on May 8, 2014.4

Family

Jeffrey Scott Hargis
Marriage*She married Jeffrey Scott Hargis on August 1, 1989 at Martinsville, Virginia.3 
Divorce* Jennifer Sue Beckelheimer and Jeffrey Scott Hargis were divorced on November 18, 1998 at Surry Co., North Carolina.5 
Child
  • Jessie Hargis4

Citations

  1. [S184] Martinsville Bulletin, From the John Beckelheimer obituary in the Oct 6, 2004 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sandra Bailey Beckelheimer obituary in the Mar 6, 2001 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S2634] Mt. Airy News, The, From the Jennifer Sue Beckelheimer obituary in the May 8, 2014 edition.
  5. [S1619] North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, North Carolina Divorce Index, 1958-2004.

Elmer Rice1,2

M, b. January 9, 1907, d. March 12, 1972
     His Social Security Number was 235-09-3053.3 Elmer Rice was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4 He was born on January 9, 1907 at Sharon, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.3,2 He married Pearl Juanita Beckelheimer, daughter of William Jackson "Will" Beckelheimer and Callie Donia Wickham, on September 26, 1931 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2 Elmer Rice died on March 12, 1972 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 65.2 He Elmer Rice, 65, of Sophia, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday in a local hospital following a long illness. He was born Jan. 9, 1907, at Sharon, a son of Mrs. Bertie Rice of Allen Junction, and the late George Rice. He was a Baptist and a retired coal miner, last working for the Amigo Smokeless Coal Co., and was a member of the United Mine Workers Local No. 6149. Other than his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Beckelheimer Rice; three sons, William G. of Pensacola, Fla., Elmer Jr. of Beckley and Larry of Amigo; five sisters, Mrs. Georgia Christ and Mrs. Jane Patton, both of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Bertie Setliff of Colonial Beach, Va., Mrs. Jessie Snyder of Saltville, Va., and Mrs. Juanita Lusk of Allen Junction; two brothers, Eddy of Colonial Beach and Harold of Muncie, Ind., and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Keyser-Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Grose officiating. Cremation will follow in the Keyser-Bryant Crematorium. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today. on March 13, 1972.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 12, District 41-21, Slab Fork, Raleigh Co., West Virginia5

Occupation

1940Mine shop electrician5

Family

Pearl Juanita Beckelheimer b. February 1, 1912, d. September 28, 1980
Marriage*Elmer Rice married Pearl Juanita Beckelheimer, daughter of William Jackson "Will" Beckelheimer and Callie Donia Wickham, on September 26, 1931 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Rice-Beckelheimer marriage record.
  2. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Elmer Rice obituary in the Mar 13, 1972 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S2590] Sunset Memorial Park, Raleigh Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=wallace&GSfn=victoria&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=52&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=69824791&CRid=80051&df=all&
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Rice-Gentry marriage record.
  7. [S7998] Calfee Funeral Home, online www.calfeefuneralhome.com, From the Larry Rice obituary.
  8. [S1795] Pensacola News Journal, From the William G. Rice obituary in the Apr 9, 2016 edition.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Nelson E. Rice death certificate.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, from the Rice-Barker marriage record.

William George Rice1,2,3

M, b. September 27, 1933, d. April 1, 2016
FatherElmer Rice1,4,5,6,2 b. January 9, 1907, d. March 12, 1972
MotherPearl Juanita Beckelheimer1,4,5,6,2 b. February 1, 1912, d. September 28, 1980
     William George Rice was buried at Barrancas National Cemetery, Naval Air Station, 80 Hovey Road, Pensacola, Escambia Co., Florida.2,3 He was born on September 27, 1933 at Amigo, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 He married Shirley Joanne Gentry on July 4, 1953 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2 William George Rice died on April 1, 2016 at Pensacola, Escambia Co., Florida, at age 82.2,3 He William G. Rice, PRC USN Ret, died Friday, April 1, 2016 at his home with his family at his side. He was born September 27, 1933 to Elmer and Pearl Rice in Amigo, West Virginia. After graduating from STOCO High School in 1951 he joined the Navy to see the world, and he saw much of it from the decks of Aircraft carriers. After almost 24 years he retired and started a second career at NARFE at NAS Pensacola. Retiring again in 1995 he spent many hours tending a large garden growing wonderful vegetables. He loved being at home. He was a long time member of the Fleet Reserve Association. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Robert L. Rice. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, S. Joanne Gentry Rice and his son Michael D. Rice and his stepchildren; Morgan, Stephen, Chasity, Shelby, John and Keith; two brothers, Elmer Rice Jr. (Marietta) of Sophia, WV and Larry Rice (Tina) of Oak Hill, WV. A sister-in-law Juanita Murphy, Sophia WV and many loving nieces and nephews. A Celebration of life will be from 11:30am – 1:30pm on Monday, April 11, 2016 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Please join his family and friends there. Inurnment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery will a graveside Service by the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 22 with full military honors at 2:05pm. on April 9, 2016.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 12, District 41-21, Slab Fork, Raleigh Co., West Virginia5

Family

Shirley Joanne Gentry
Marriage*William George Rice married Shirley Joanne Gentry on July 4, 1953 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,2 
Children
  • Robert L. Rice2
  • Michael D. Rice2

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Rice-Gentry marriage record.
  2. [S1795] Pensacola News Journal, From the William G. Rice obituary in the Apr 9, 2016 edition.
  3. [S5938] Barrancas National Cemetery, Escambia Co., FL, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Elmer Rice obituary in the Mar 13, 1972 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S7998] Calfee Funeral Home, online www.calfeefuneralhome.com, From the Larry Rice obituary.

Russell A. Snow1,2,3

M, b. June, 1870, d. May 24, 1934
     Russell A. Snow was buried at Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum, 4414 14th Street, Riverside, Riverside Co., California.4 He was born in June, 1870 at Greenbrier Co., West Virginia.1,5 He married Marie Kath "Mary" Beckett, daughter of Wilbur Fisk Beckett and Virginia E. DeWeese, on July 10, 1907 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.1 Russell A. Snow died on May 24, 1934 at Riverside, Riverside Co., California, at age 63.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 80, District 253, Ward 3, Bartlesville, Washington Co., Oklahoma2
1930Dwelling 150, District 247, Blue Township, Jackson Co., Missouri6

Occupation

1910Drug store pharmasist2
1930Druggist6

Family

Marie Kath "Mary" Beckett b. July 30, 1870, d. November 13, 1954
Marriage*Russell A. Snow married Marie Kath "Mary" Beckett, daughter of Wilbur Fisk Beckett and Virginia E. DeWeese, on July 10, 1907 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Snow-Beckett marriage record.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S4043] California Department of Health and Welfare, California, Death Index, 1905-1939.
  4. [S8088] Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Riverside Co., CA, online www.findagrave.com.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

William Ashby Blanford1,2,3,4,5

M, b. March 3, 1883, d. May 10, 1964
     William Ashby Blanford was buried at Rush Township Burial Park, Rushtown, Scioto Co., Ohio.2 His Social Security Number was 719-05-2655.3 He was born on March 3, 1883 at Elliston, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,4 He married Ethel Rose Beckett, daughter of Wilbur Fisk Beckett and Virginia E. DeWeese, on August 10, 1907 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.1 William Ashby Blanford died on May 10, 1964 at Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio, at age 81.2,5

Census Records

1910Dwelling 23, District 121, Ward 2, Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia6
1930Dwelling 372, District 19, Rush, Scioto Co., Ohio7

Occupation

1910Railroad car checker6
1930Railroad brakeman7

Family

Ethel Rose Beckett b. February, 1888
Marriage*William Ashby Blanford married Ethel Rose Beckett, daughter of Wilbur Fisk Beckett and Virginia E. DeWeese, on August 10, 1907 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Blanford-Beckett marriage record.
  2. [S8087] Rush Township Burial Park, Scioto Co., OH, online www.findagrave.com.
  3. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  5. [S857] Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2018.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Elsie Louise Beckett1,2

F, b. November 6, 1915, d. March 10, 1990
     Her Social Security Number was 577-24-8485.2 Elsie Louise Beckett was born on November 6, 1915 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 She married Howard Wilbur Beckett Sr., son of Roscoe Fetter Beckett and Ella Margaret Sargent, on July 22, 1933 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1 Elsie Louise Beckett and Howard Wilbur Beckett Sr. were divorced before 1940.3 Elsie Louise Beckett died on March 10, 1990 at West Virginia at age 74.2

Family

Howard Wilbur Beckett Sr. b. January 25, 1911, d. August 10, 1981
Marriage*She married Howard Wilbur Beckett Sr., son of Roscoe Fetter Beckett and Ella Margaret Sargent, on July 22, 1933 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1 
Divorce* Elsie Louise Beckett and Howard Wilbur Beckett Sr. were divorced before 1940.3 

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Beckett-Beckett marriage record.
  2. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Tillie Elizabeth Buress1,2

F, b. August 13, 1923, d. August 30, 2004
     Her Social Security Number was 232-34-0798.3 Tillie Elizabeth Buress was buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 She was born on August 13, 1923 at Grapefield, Bland Co., Virginia.3,2 As of August 5, 1946,her married name was Beckett.1 She married Howard Wilbur Beckett Sr., son of Roscoe Fetter Beckett and Ella Margaret Sargent, on August 5, 1946 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,2 Tillie Elizabeth Buress died on August 30, 2004 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 81.3,2 She BLUEFIELD - Mrs. Tillie Beckett, 81, of 524 Fourth St., Bluefield, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004 in a Bluefield hospital. Born Aug. 13, 1923 in Grapefield, Va., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Buress. She was formerly employed by Cumberland Care now Mercer Continuous Care of Bluefield. Mrs. Beckett was also a member of The Cumberland Road Church of God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Booth; her second husband, Howard Beckett Sr; a son, Jimmy R. Booth; a sister, Sarah Brooks; and a brother, Roy Buress. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survivors include three sons, Howard Beckett Jr. and wife Dorothy of Bluefield, Danny R. Beckett and wife Kay of Florence, S.C., Jerry W. Beckett and wife Patty of Middlesboro, Ky; a daughter, Brenda L. DeVor and husband Jack of Bluefield; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; three special friends, Ellen Pauley, Marie Warf, and Polly White. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel in Bluefield with the Rev. Danny Scott officiating. Burial will follow from the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery located in Bluewell. Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Serving the family as pallbearers will be members of Cumberland Road Church of God. E-mail of cards or condolences to the Beckett family may be sent to Mercer@MercerFuneral.com. Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the Beckett family with arrangements. on September 2, 2004.2

Family

Howard Wilbur Beckett Sr. b. January 25, 1911, d. August 10, 1981
Marriage*She married Howard Wilbur Beckett Sr., son of Roscoe Fetter Beckett and Ella Margaret Sargent, on August 5, 1946 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,2 
Children
  • Danny R. Beckett2
  • Howard Wilbur Beckett Jr.2
  • Jerry W. Beckett2
  • Brenda L. Beckett2

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Beckett-Booth marriage record.
  2. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Tillie Beckett obituary in the Sep 2, 2004 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Ollie E. Taylor1

F, b. circa 1874
     Ollie E. Taylor was born circa 1874 at Monroe Co., West Virginia.1 As of August 12, 1919,her married name was Light.1 She married James Napolean "Booker Jim" Light, son of Henry Booker Light and Eliza Montgomery, on August 12, 1919 at Summers Co., West Virginia.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 67, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia2

Family

James Napolean "Booker Jim" Light b. December 18, 1871, d. July 29, 1961
Marriage*Ollie E. Taylor married James Napolean "Booker Jim" Light, son of Henry Booker Light and Eliza Montgomery, on August 12, 1919 at Summers Co., West Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Light-Taylor marriage record.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Hattie Marie Patrick1,2

F, b. April 13, 1907, d. September 25, 1925
     Hattie Marie Patrick was buried at Hill Top Cemetery, Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia.2 She was born on April 13, 1907 at West Virginia.2 As of December 22, 1924,her married name was Light.1 She married Lundy Wather Light, son of Walter Marshall Light and Beulah Frances Lawrence, on December 22, 1924 at Summers Co., West Virginia.1 Hattie Marie Patrick died on September 25, 1925 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia, at age 18.2

Family

Lundy Wather Light b. February 22, 1906, d. May 23, 1958
Marriage*She married Lundy Wather Light, son of Walter Marshall Light and Beulah Frances Lawrence, on December 22, 1924 at Summers Co., West Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Light-Patrick marriage record.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Hatie Marie Light death certificate.

Helen Vada Mann1,2,3,4

F, b. November 12, 1922, d. March 7, 2006
     Helen Vada Mann was buried at Talcott Cemetery, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia.2,4 Her Social Security Number was 232-34-1781.5 She was born on November 12, 1922 at Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia.2,5,3,4 As of April 21, 1944,her married name was Light.1 She married James Maxwell Light, son of John Henry Light and Emma Florence Hutchinson, on April 21, 1944 at Summers Co., West Virginia.1 Helen Vada Mann died on March 7, 2006 at Summers Co., West Virginia, at age 83.2,5,4 She HINTON - Helen Vada Mann Light, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital. She had been a resident of long-term care for several years. Born Nov. 12, 1922, at Talcott, she was the daughter of the late Ernest E. and Rose Jane Welder Mann. Mrs. Light was a homemaker and had lived all her life at Talcott. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church at Talcott, and had also attended Rollynsburg Baptist Church at Talcott. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Gary James Light; a grandson, Michael Bolling; and two sisters, Lorene Martin and Pauline Copeland. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Wright and husband, Bruce, of Brunswick, Ga; a grandson, Ron Bolling and wife, Lisa, of Orlando, Fla; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, Hinton, with Pastor Dana Stalnaker officiating. Burial will follow in Talcott Cemetery. Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral parlor. Condolences may be sent to the family at info@ronaldmeadowsfp.com. Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton on March 10, 2006.2

Family

James Maxwell Light b. December 12, 1923, d. November 10, 2002
Marriage*She married James Maxwell Light, son of John Henry Light and Emma Florence Hutchinson, on April 21, 1944 at Summers Co., West Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Light-Mann marriage record.
  2. [S798] Register Herald, From the Helen Vada Mann Light obituary in the Mar 10, 2006 edition.
  3. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S8854] Talcott Cemetery, Summers Co., WV, online www.findagrave.com.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Gary James Light death certificate.