Biographies/Obituaries of ex-McComas Residents

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June 26, 2013 Adena Ruth Stevens Brady
June 22, 2013
Born December 29, 1926 in McComas, WV she was a daughter of the late Charles William “Bill” and Ocie Graham Stevens.
November 28, 2012 Maxine Oris Spicer
November 30, 2012
Born Feb 4, 1937 in McComas, daughter of Johnny and Mammie Spicer
September 20, 2012 Shirley A. Spaulding Kennett
September 14, 2012
Born in Crystal, WV Aug 23, 1940 daughter of late Hayden and Gertie Spalding.  She was a 1959 graduate of McComas High School
April 8, 2012 Jarvis Larry "J. L." King
April 7, 2012
Born on March 14, 1932 in McComas, he was a son of the late Dave and Maggie Shrewsbury King.
April 17, 2012 Irwin Vernon Lusk
March 17, 2012
Born January 2, 1922 in McComas, W.Va., he was the son of the late Rufus and Nora Harmon Lusk.
March 18, 2012 Danny Browning
March 16, 2012
Born October 29, 1949, at McComas he was the son of the late Garland Browning and Gladys Moore Browning Hylton.
March 16, 2012 Richard Gammon 
March 14, 2012
Born in McComas, W.Va. on January 24, 1949, he was the oldest son of the late Richard Gammon and Dorothy Gammon Woods.
April 19, 2011 Bonnie Bell Bailey Hodge
December 22, 2010
Born at Windmill Gap on May 19, 1923 to Grover Cleveland and Mabel O'Brien Bailey'
February 22, 2011 Billy U. Landreth
January 26, 2011
Bill was born in McComas, WV and grew up in the community of Crane Creek.
December 4, 2010 John Lewis Belcher Jr.
 
November 22, 2010

Ernie Ray Belcher
November 26, 2009

John was born on December 31, 1945 in Thornhill, W.Va. to the late John L. and Naomi Gilbert Belcher

Ernie was born on March 17, 1947 in Thornhill, W.Va., he was the son of the late John Lewis and Naomi Gilbert Belcher.

November 17, 2010 Gladys Leona Browning Harless Born in 1915 to Lettie D. Repass and John Browning of the Pinnacle Hollow section of McComas.  Gladys later married married Jessie Harless and lived near the Post Office at McComas prior to moving away.
October 17, 2010 Bobby Eugene Odle Born December 24, 1934 in McComas, W.Va., he was the son of the late Harry and Victoria Spicer Odle
October 17, 2010 Alma Comorose Fuda Born September 19, 1926 at McComas, she was the daughter of the late Guisppie Comorose and Frances Attilli Comorose Galati. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death in 1982 by her husband of 46 years, Waddie Fuda.
August 29, 2010 James Kenneth "Ken" Hurst Born on November 24, 1924 in McComas he was the son of Rex and Lillie Mae Phillips Hurst.
August 26, 2010 Betty Spencer Wellman Born on February 21, 1924 in McComas, she was the daughter of James William Spencer and Ginny Cochran Spencer.
 
August 17, 2010 Inez Fay Fuda Born March 6, 1920 at Mullens, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Reverend W.G. and Nina Jewel Williams.  She was preceded in death by her husband Carlo Fuda, Sr.  They were residents of the Pinnacle section of McComas for many years.
January 26, 2010 Barbara Jones Hall Born July 9, 1932 in McComas and was the daughter of the late Everett Jones and Bertha Gilmore Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband Elbert Hall along with brothers, Charles Jack Jones and Joseph E. Jones, Jr.
October 26, 2009 David Regan Born in McComas, W.Va. September 2, 1951, he was the son of David L. Ragan, Sr. of Kegley and the late Janet Moses Ragan.
October 23, 2009 Janice S. Cecil Born April 24, 1939 at Crystal, she was the daughter of the late George Cecil and Gracie White Cecil.
October 19, 2009 William Wade Eller  an ex-resident of McComas Wade and his family lived in McComas just across the creek from the Crane Creek Community Building  -- his sister Betty was a key player in organizing the McComas High School reunions for many years. son of Walter and Cora Collins Eller
October 13, 2009 Jean L. King daughter of the late Charlie Repass and Lillie White Repass.
October 1, 2009 Theodore Gammon Born in McComas, W.Va., he was the son of the late Richard and Dorothy Gammon.
August 22, 2009 Alma Shrader Spinella She was born in McComas and was a daughter of the late Ralph and Florence Tabor Shrader.
July 24, 2009 Margaret Huffman Davis Born on December 3, 1931, in McComas, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Robert David and Cora Mae Stevens Huffman.
May 25, 2009 Mary Ellen Graham Wimmer Born on January 14, 1941 in McComas (Thomas), she was a daughter of the late Luther and Ruby E. Crowder Graham.
April 7, 2009 Donna Fay King Stout Born on April 4, 1942 in McComas, W.Va. the daughter of the late Tracy and Alma Conner King.
April 5, 2009 Dayton Randall Harvey Born on March 14, 1929 in McComas (Windmill Gap), he was a son of the late Dayton Elmore and Goldie Ardelia Walker Harvey. 
February 4, 2009 Gary Wayne Gibson February 2, 2009 He was born in McComas September 9, 1939 to the late Avron Virgil and Mary Marguerite Wagner Gibson.    Gary was a former resident of McComas (Sagamore Hollow) and attended MHS.  His father, Avron Gibson, was Sagamore's Mine Superintendent in the early/mid 1950s.
January 18, 2009 Norma Kathleen Burton Cole Born October 12, 1922, in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Bryan and Carrie Lee Burton.  Kathleen and her husband Richard Cole lived at McComas from 1947-1960.  Her daughters tell me of how much Kathleen loved her years at McComas.
November 24, 2008 Bailey, William H. "Bill" Born on February 17, 1923 in Ashland, he was a son of the late Henry A. and Esther Chappell Bailey.  He was a 1941 graduate of McComas High School.  He was a leader in organizing the MHS reunions over the years.
November 5, 2008 Jenkins, Louise Carrie Reed Born on August 15, 1929, in Weynoke, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Andy and Dora Carpenter Taylor.  Andy and Dora lived next door to the Pentacostal Holiness Church that once sat above Thomas on the road up towards Conner Mountain.  Louise and John D Reed lived at Thomas for many years. My next door neighbors.
July 25, 2008 June Graham On June 16, 1932, a beautiful baby girl was born to Ethel Gillenwater Graham and the late Trigg Graham.  Due to a birth defect, her parents were told if she lived 3 to 6 months, they could say they had one of the wonders of the world. This past June 18, 2008, she turned 76 years of age.
July 11, 2008 Larry Jennings Born on February 28, 1944 in Crumpler, W.Va., he was a son of the late Woodrow and Delma Reed Jennings.
June 18, 2008 Earl Massaroni was born May 24, 1928 in McComas, W.Va. to the late Premo and Emelienne Imbert Massaroni.
May 18, 2008 Sammie "Dinky" Semenske was born on January 14, 1927 in Wide Mouth, W.Va., to the late Joe Semenske and Mary Tec.  He lived in McComas for the past 71 years
May 5, 2008 Marshall James McMillan formerly of Windmill Gap.  Son of Emmett and Cordelia Elizabeth Jenkins McMillan.  He and his daughter were owners of the Windmill Gap Country Store until very recently.
February 25, 2008 Jackie Joseph “Joe” McMillan
1946-2008
formerly of Windmill Gap Born on July 16, 1946 in Bluefield, he was a son of the late William Raymond and Byrdie Louise Garland McMillan.
February 19, 2008 Melinda Christine Neely
1950-2008
Born on May 27, 1950 in McComas, she was the daughter of Evelyn Cassell Helmandollar and the late Aught Barie. She spent her first years near the head of Red Holler.
February 7, 2008 Donald R. Conner
1934-2008
Born April 26, 1934, at McComas, he was the son of the late Gracie Ann Austin Conner and Doc Huff Conner
February 2, 2008 Jerry Wayne Church Sr.
1954-2008
Born December 18, 1954 at McComas, he was the son of Sadie Sullivan Church of Rock and the late James M. Church.
January 2, 2008 Helen Browning Pettrey
1934-2008
 
Born September 7, 1934 at McComas, she was the daughter of the late William Grat Browning and Ethel Myra Dills Browning.
January 1, 2008 James "Jim" Marvin Rogers
Obituary 1933-2008
Born on September 19, 1933 in Pinnacle Hollow Section of McComas, he was a son of the late John O. and Virginia Belle Gills Rogers.
December 23, 2007 Armando Massaroni
Obituary 1921-2007
Born on June 6, 1921, in McComas to Premo Massaroni and Emmilliene Embert
December 17, 2007 Margie Marie Johnson Little Shrewsbury
Obituary 1930-2007
Born September 9, 1930 in Sagamore, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Johnson and Veda Winesette Johnson. Gradated 1948 from McComas High School
November 16, 2007 Willis H. Graham
Obituary 1928-2007
Born at McComas he was the son of the late Charles Graham and Elizabeth Midkiff Graham
November 16, 2007 Edith L. Landreth
Obituary 1912-2007
Born at Crystal and a teacher at Crane Creek Elementary School in early 1950s daughter of Dow Lovern and Flora Scott Lovern Carrico
October 2, 2007 Mary Francis "Twinkle" Cole Burgess
Obituary 1940-2007
Ex-Resident of McComas daughter of Norma Kathleen (Burton)  and  Richard Odell Cole.
October 3, 2007 Robert Landers Akers
Obituary 1937-2007
Resident of McComas for the past 50 years
August 27, 2007 Dale Roland Shrewsbury
Obituary 1940-2007
Ex-Resident of McComas son of Lionel Shrewsbury and Sally Barlow Shrewsbury.
July 20, 2007 Helen "Jean" Sylvester
Obituary 1921-2007
Ex-Resident of McComas wife of John Sylvester and daughter of Oscar and Hilda Hurst
June 10, 2007 Mark Allan Phillips
Obituary 1960-2007
Ex-Resident of Windmill Gap son  of Clair Phillips and Margaret Bailey Phillips Saddler
May 26, 2007 Percy Vaughan Crane
Obituary 1922-2007
Ex-Resident of McComas (Pinnacle Hollow) son of Dewey & Vergie Crane
May 17, 2007 Evelyn Marie Purdy Kade
Obituary 1925-2007
Ex-Resident of McComas Evelyn was born at McComas the daughter of William and Mary Spencer Purdy She lived at Crane Creek - married Kirby Kade and raised her children there.
April 1, 2007 Curtis Edward Cecil
Obituary 1922-2007
Ex-Residnet of McComas son of Charlie and Cora Harmon Cecil.
March 10, 2007 Bernice Shutt Martin
Obituary 1916-2007
Ex-Resident of McComas /Thornhill  daughter  of the late Nelson and Nora Bowman Shutt.
March 7, 2007 Elsie Irene Conner
Obituary 1911-2007
Ex-Resident of McComas/Church Hollow  daughter of Hattie and Noah Conner
January 27, 2007 Alma Conner King Stephens
Obituary 1912-2007
Ex-Resident of McComas/Church Hollow  daughter of Hattie and Noah Conner
January 15, 2007 Clarence Gillenwater
Obituary 1923-2007
Ex-Resident of McComas was born at McComas to Harve and Dora Mae Gills Gillenwater
December 31, 2006 Ronald Nathan Mariotti Sr.
Obituary 1941-2006
Ex-Resident of McComas was born at McComas son of Americo Mariotti
December 5, 2006 Joseph Arnold Rogers
Obituary 1924-2006
Ex-Resident of McComas/Pinnacle Hollow Arnold was born at McComas to Virginia Gills and John Oswald Rogers
 
November 16, 2006 Earl Roger Oulds
Obituary 1932-2006
Ex-Resident of McComas was born at McComas son of Martha Bolden
October 26, 2006 Tilda Sophia Dunford Lanter
 Obituary 1928 - 2006
Ex-Resident of McComas
born at McComas to William G. and Mandy Scott Dunford.
September 24, 2006 Hazel Taylor Mitchem Asbury
 Obituary 1925 - 2006
Ex-Resident of McComas
born at McComas to Andrew “Andy” Taylor and Dora Carpenter Taylor.
August 11, 2006 Nellie Mae Cameresi Watkins Obituary 1928 - 2006 Ex-Resident of McComas Nellie Mae was born at McComas to Minnie Sparks and Carlo Cameresi
July 25, 2006 Hazel Mae "Aust"  Hendrick Obituary 1928 - 2006 Ex-Resident of McComas Hazel Mae was born at McComas the daughter of Bertie Spicer and Harvey Aust
April 22, 2006 Raymond "Shorty" Hicks Obitrary 1931 - 2006 Ex-Resident of McComas Mr. Hicks was the son of the late Flem Hicks Sr. and Alice Hardin Hicks.
April 22, 2006 Willie Rae Hodges Harvey Obituary 1940 - 2006 Ex-Resident of Windmill Gap Mrs. Harvey was the daughter of the late Andrew  and Inez Hedrick Hodges
April 18, 2006 Carl Jerry Dillon Obituary 1930 -2006 Ex-Resident of Crane Creek Mr. Dillion was the son of the late Emmit Lee Dillon and Effie May Nunn Clowers.
February 26, 2006 Cordie Mae McMillian Bare - Obituary 1916 - 2006 Ex-Resident of Windmill Gap Mrs. Bare was born in Crumpler, West Virginia on December 7 1916 to the late Emmett McMillan and Cordelia Jenkins McMillan.
January 16, 2006 Raymond C. Bailey - Obituary  1916-2006 Graduate of McComas High School
Ex-Resident of Windmill Gap
December 21, 2005 Elmer James Sparks - Obituary
1928-2005
Ex-Resident of McComas
son of the late Joseph Wadie & Hazel Gertrude Barlow Sparks
September 29, 2005 John Madison Jackson - Obituary
1947-2005
Ex-Resident of McComas
son of the late Joe R. Jackson and Esther Odell Bowers Jackson
September 23, 2005 Cletus K. Mabe - Obituary
1920-2005
Ex-Resident of Windmill Gap
son of the late Estil C. Mabe and Stella Phillips Mabe.
September 10, 2005 Margaret L. Bird Burgess - Obituary
1920-2005
Graduate of McComas High School - daughter of Charlie & Viola Bird --
Ex-Resident of McComas
September 8, 2005 Zelma Louise Bailey Settle - Obituary
1920-2005
Graduate of McComas High School & teacher in and around McComas --
Ex-Resident of Windmill Gap
September 4, 2005 Susanne A. McMillan
1925-2005
wife of Millard "Mid" McMillan formerly of Windmill Gap. (this McMillan family are featured on this website from the Early Pioneer Settlers Page under the Jesse Council McMillan link) (Mid was also an uncle to Jackie Curran Howard)
May 13, 2005 Patricia "Pat" B. Sadtler Ex-Resident of Windmill Gap
Submitted Feb 2005 Jackie Curran Howard Biography
1933-2004
1949 Graduate of McComas High School
Ex-Resident of Thornhill
December 2, 2004 Dora Helen Bailey Baldwin Obituary 1925-2004 Ex-Resident of Windmill Gap daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Mabel O'Brien Bailey
July 18, 2004 Roy H. Conner Obituary  1925-2004 Ex-Resident of McComas son of the late Doc and Gracie Austin Conner.
January 6, 2004 Charles Moyer Martin Jr. 1922-2004 Ex-Resident of McComas son of the late Charles Moyer and Nina Landreth Martin.
January 3, 2004 Dennie C. Davidson Obituary 1911-2004 Ex-Resident of McComas son of the late James and Ora Webb Davidson
October 21, 2001 Cecil Martin  Obituary 1916 -2001 Ex-Resident of McComas son of the late Charles Moyer and Nina Landreth Martin.