Obits from Old Regular Baptists Churches

ADAMS, Angeline married to Hard ADAMS; died Mar 24 1933 at the age of 71; 
born in Wise Co., Va. They lived on Mill Creek near Mayking Ky in Letcher Co.; 2 boys 2 girls, one girl deceased. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

AUSTIN, David W. and Lavina: David b: Apr 24 1849 d: Jul 5 1939. Lavina b: Oct 19 1857 d: Jul 2 1937; md: Jan 4 1877; 3 children: George, Nancy and William; George and William deceased. Buried in the Austin Cemetery in Wise Co., Va. Written by grand daughter: Dollie Whitaker Countiss

BAKER, Brise, the son of John and Noon Baker was b: Jan 12 1878 d: Dec 13 1952; md: Melvina BRYANT, Jul 26 1897; 6 boys 6 girls, his wife and two children 
deceased. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Written by his soLincoln 
Baker, Wise, Va.

BAKER, Lizzie, b: 1872 d: 1960; d/o Bill and Polly (Mullins) Baker of Wise Co., Va; md: Walter McPEEK; one child who died in infancy. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

BAKER, Rev. B. H. b: Nov 3 1882, Wise Co., Va; s/o Rev. R. A. and Mary (Riggs) Baker; md: Myrtle DOTSON, Jan 1906; 5 boys 2 girls; his wife, one son, Arnold deceased; leaving: Clyde, Darrel, Fosester, Glenn, Maxie,and Bea, two brothers, James and Dee, two sisters, Corrie and Pearl; Ordained as Minister, 1912; was assist moderator of the Union Association, 1939-1947. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Written by his brother, D. F. Baker

BENNETT, Missouri, md: Lee R. SMITH; 4 girls: Nora Jessee, Wise, Va; Jewel 
Hubbard, Wise, Va; Carrie Kilgore, Corburn, Va; Lola Lance, Dayton, Ohio; 3 
boys: Paul Smith, Wise, Va; Edd Ray Smith, Florida; Otis Smith, Bristol, Va; 2 
sisters: Maggie Nash, Wise, Va; Caldonia Easterling, Ohio; 2 brothers: Columbus Bennett, WVa; Walter, Wise, Va. Member of the Hurricane Old Regular Baptist Church.

BLANKENSHIP, Sally was b: 1840 near Gladeville, Wise Co., Va and moved to 
Ky abt 1859, near Jenkins; 1st md: Robert HYLTON; 6 children; her husband was called into the Civil War and at the time he came be to be mustered out, he was shot and killed at Louisa, Ky.; their property was stolen and destroyed during the war; 2nd md: Barnett Blankenship; 7 children. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

BOATRIGHT,  Lona B.  d: Feb 1 1998 at Norton, Va; born and raised in Letcher 
Co., Ky; lived in Norton, Va since 1946; d/o the late Clint and Doshia (Adams) Boatright; preceded in death by a son, Paul Alfred; a grandson, Curtis L Johnson; and a sister, Gladys Boatwright; survived by her husband, Euell THACKER; 3 daughters, Velma (Ken) Nicholson of Valparaiso, Fla; Deborah Darlene (Curtis) Johnson of Orlando, Fla; Euelene (Ron) Balthis of Wise, Va; a son, Millard Thacker of Houston, Alabama; 3 sisters: Elizabeth Kuhn of Trenton, Mich; Cynthia Campbell of New Boston, Mich; and Ocie Belleville, Mich.

BOGGS, Cleveland Hendrix b: Aug 6 1894 d: Sep 21 1965 md: Sarah STURGILL, Aug 14 1903; 10 children; 3 deceased, leaving, pearl Gibson, Norton , Va; Maude Pilkenton, Pound, Va; Artie Wright, Pound, Va; Bertie Wright, Clintwood, Va; Ernest, Clintwood, Va; Hubert, Clintwood, Va; Flora Mooney, Clintwood, Va, also leaves, 2 brothers, Albert, Pikeville, Ky; and Milford Boggs, Pound, Va.

BOGGS, Elbert Monroe s/o the late John and Rebecca (Horton) Boggs, b: Dec 8 
1885 d: 1963 md: Nannie STALLARD b: May 3 1893 d: Feb 10 1964, d/o the late John and Cosby (Roberson) Stallard; md: Apr 6 1910; 8 children, 5 deceased, leaving one girl, Ruby Addington, 2 boys, Cecil and Lester Boggs all of 
Pound, Va, also leaves, one sister, Dollie Hall, Wise, Va. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

BOGGS, Henry Wilson born Feb 11 1877 died Dec 20 1953; he was the son of William and Lottie Boggs. He first married Elmira MULLINS Jun 22 1900 who died Oct 1905 having 4 children; Merida, Omaha, Virginia; Vonda Mullins, and Ada  Hensley, Nora. Married second Sarah (HALE) Beverly apr 7 1906 who died Mary 12 1950; having 1- children: Wiley Boggs, Dayton, Oh, hattie Collins, deied Jul 1952; Berry, a Dentist, Wise, Va., Woodrow Boggs, Wise, Va; Ralph of Hughston, WVa, Newton, Wise Va, Clonas, Dayton, OH, Troy, Dayton OH. Also survived by 3 step children: Ferdie S. Beverly, Clintwood, Va., Stella Yates, Coeburn, Va, Oakley Beverly, Branton, WVa., brothers: James, Pound Va., Cleveland, of Pound Va., Louemma Cantrell, Baltimore MD, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church as of 1936

BOLLING, Martha E. was b: Mar 6 1869 d: Jun 27 1958; d/o John D. and Melvina 
Bolling; md: Granville GARDNER; 8 children, 4 dead, leaving 3 boys and one girl, Henry, Norton, Va; Rev. Ray Gardner, Esserville, Va; Emory, Wise, Va; Emma Minix, Norton, Va; and two sisters, Bitha Dotson and Eva Wampler. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

CHURCH, James Monroe b: Feb 12 1876 d: Feb 20 1960 md: Katherine BOGGS, Oct 5 1905; 10 children; 3 deceased; leaving: Gordie of Wise, Va; Cora Maggard of Dorton, Ky; Mildred Gibson of Dorton, Ky; Charlie of Wise Va; Ethyl Dorton of Wise, Va; Edith Church of Wise, Va; and Marie Maggard of Dorton, Ky. Also preceded in death by four brothers and sisters; leaving: Maggie Standfer, Orpha Fuller, Vada Polish and Ora Hamilton all of Raymond, Washington; Creed Church, Viola Neal, and Trig Church of Pound, Va; Grover Cleveland Church of Josephine, Va. Also, leaves 3 brothers and 5 sisters

CHURCH, Jencie Marie, the dau of Virgil and Sarah (McKenzie) Church; b: Feb 21 1923 d: May 20 1952; md: Welford MEADE, Dec 18 1942; 4 children, Nova, Lowell, Reford and Ina Faye. She also leaves, her husband, a mother, a grandmother, 2 sisters, Cynthia Johnson, Wise, Va; Lillie Mae Luckado, Jessup, Md; two brothers, Carson Church, Pound, Va and Clayton Church, Alexandria, Va. Written by her mother, Mrs. Sarah Watson

CONNELL, Oscar C.  was born in Wise Co., Va on Aug 22 1922 d: Aug 27 1998. He was baptized Jul 12 1998 by Elder Jackie Yates and Elder Jimmy Dale Sanders.  Written by his wife, Beulah Connell

DOTSON, Dave b: Apr 20 1870 d: Nov 11 1959 St. Mary's Hospital at Norton, Va; 1st md: Roalice BOLLING; 13 children: 7 children and his wife 1918; 2nd md: Mrs. Ina Slaughter; 3 children; he leaves 9 children: Mrs. Joe Henry Short of Pound, Va; Mrs. Earl Wheatley of Wise, Va; Carson Dotson of Wise Va; Crossie Dotson of Norton, Va; Webster Dotson of Wise, Va; Claude Dotson of Wise, Va; and Hary Dotson, Mrs. Billie Addington of Wise Va; and Mrs. Noel Fleming of Clintwood, Va; also, one brother, John F. Dotson of Pound, Va and his wife, Ina. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Church for over 62 years where he was Deacon. Written by his son-in-law, Earl Wheatley

EDWARDS,  Bennett Arthur s/o the late Leonard and Delta Edwards, b: Sep 14 
1926 Wise Co., Va; d: May 27 1998, md: Emmaline Effie HAMILTON, Jul 6 
1957; 5 children:  Rita Perrigan, Janice Kiser, Brenda Stanley, Margie Edwards,and Zelma Edwards; he was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Milburn Edwards; and one sister, Dorothy Salyer; he leaves his wife, and children, 3 brothers, Toy, Roy and Emmette Edwards; 2 sisters, Gladys 
McMurray and Myrtie Foster.  He was a Army Veteran; Member of the Caney 
Fork Church of Old Regular Baptist.

HALE,  Sarah was b: Mar 18 1888 d: May 12 1951 at the Norton, Va Hospital; d/o Will and Felyth Hale; 1st md: David Beverley, 1898; 3 boys and one girl: Ferdia F. of Darwin, Va; Okley of Valls Creek, WVa; Stella Yates of Wise, Va; one son died in infancy; 2nd md: Henry W. BOGGS; 6 boys 4 girls:  two girls died in infancy; leaving; Hattie Collins of Wise, Va; Dentis Berry of Wise, Va; Wiley Boggs of Kincaird, WVa; Woodrow Boggs of Wise, Va; Ralph Boggs of Hugheston, WVa; Newton Boggs of Wise, Va; and Clonis and Troy of New Lebanon, Ohio; step-children: Merdia Boggs and Vonda Mullins of Omaha, Va; Nora Dorton of Pound, Va; Ada Hensley of Dayton, Ohio; she also leaves 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Joined the Pine Grove Church of Old Regular Baptist, Aug 1906 and was baptized by Elder J. H. Riggs.

HOLBROOK, Samuel "Roe" was b: May 10 1903 in Wise Co., Va d: Mar 23 
1962; the son of Calvin and Pheoba (Phillips) Holbrooks; md: Bessie Holbrook 
on Sep 28 1927; one son, Gerrel. He leaves 2 sisters; Lydia Neece and Dora 
Callahan. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

HOLLYFIELD, Nervesta b: Bold Camp Va, Wise Co, Jan 9 1902 d: Apr 20 1962; d/o William Jefferson and Clerina D. Hollyfield, md: Charles MULLINS, 1919; 2 boys 9 girls, 4 deceased. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Written by daughter, Fay Hall

HOPKINS, John born in Ashe Co., NC, on 12/27/1854, died 11/8/1924, was the son of W. R. and Rosa Phillips Hopkins. His parents moved to the Beaver section of Ky. In 1872, he married Hannah Osborn. He and his wife joined the Joppa Church in June 1873. He entered the ministry in October 1873 and was ordained an Elder shortly thereafter. Rosa P. Hopkins died 11/8/1924; he married Rebecca Turner, who passed away 1/25/1926. On 5/5/1626, he married Ollie Osborn, who survived him along with sons, John, Melvin, Joseph and Solomon of Wise, Va. and daughters, Mrs. R. L. Baker of Keokee, Va, and Mrs. J. L. Newsome of Vergie, KY, 54 grandchildren, and 76 great grandchildren. Written by G. Bennet Adams

HOPKINS, Theodore Roosevelt, s/o Soloman and Vie (Swindall) Hopkins, b: Feb 14 1902, Virgie, Ky; d: Sep 25 1967; md: the former Mattie BEVINS, 3 boys: Kermit, Glenn, and Herbert all of Wise, Va; 2 girls: Agnes Taylor, Jacksonville, Arkansas; and Gloria Jean Barret of Middletown, Ohio. He had been a merchant in Wise Co since 1945. Member of the Church of Old Regular Baptist since 1923.

HUBBARD, Edmond was born Feb 8 1845 in Wise Co., Va; married to Mary STRUGILL Jul 15 1866; 11 children; 4 boys and 7 girls; two deceased. Member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Buried at Laurel Fork Cementary.

MAYS, Harriet, d/o Bill and Patsy Alice (Wright) Mays; b: Oct 24 1876 at Wise, Va; d: Oct 1 1970; md: Ussless S. Grant HAWKINS, d: Feb 18 1942 heart attack md: Dec 1 1897; 4 girls 3 boys; 2 boys deceased; Alvin Hawkins was a mine forman and was killed by a loading machine, his widow, Wennie Romey Hawkins still resides at the home place in Grundy, Va, and a son, Oliver, died in infancy; she leaves 4 girls: Eliza Keeton of Detroit, Mich; Mrs. Alva Childers of Draffin Ky; Marcella Adkins of Dry Fork, Venters, Ky; one son, Charles S. Hawkins of Globe, Arizonia. Member of the Ash Camp Church of Old Regular Baptist since Mar 19 1950. Written by her daughter, Mrs. Silas Adkins

McCOY, Marion L. born in Wise Co., VA., 7/22/1849, died 4/30/1930, was 
married to Rebecca Rose in 1871. They had 7 sons and 4 daughters. He was 
survived by 6 sons, 3 daughters and 2 sisters. He joined the Caney Fork Church of the ORB. Written by his son, J. L. McCoy.

MULLINS, Elizabeth Hollyfield, born 9/1844, on Bold Camp Creek in Wise Co., VA., died 1935, was the daughter of David and Virginia Short Mullins. She married Bartley Hollyfield, also of Bold Camp, in 1863. She joined the ORB church in her youth and was a member until her death. She was totally blind the last years of her life. She was the mother of 5 children; 2 died in infancy, 2 still living. Her son, Marlin A. Hollyfield died in Jan. 1916 at age 33. Her daughter, Mrs Nancy A. Mullins, was living in 1938. Her son, William Jefferson Hollyfield, age 74, was still living in 1938; he had been a member of the ORB church for many years. Her husband, also a member of the ORB church, died in 1912, at age 72. She lived with her son, Marlin, until his death, then lived most of the time with a granddaughter, Mrs. Arminta Hollyfield Potter. Written, Daniel Bartley Hollyfield, her grandson whom she had reared, along with his two sisters, Arminta and ??, after their mother's death when Daniel Bartley Hollyfield was 8 years old.

MULLINS, Russell Oscar, b: Jun 27 1905 at Wise Co., Va s/o Ira and Sarah (Cantrell) Mullins, he was the husband of M. Gene Mullins and the father of Mona Jean Tucker, Sandra Faye Bekstine, Peggy Ann, Gervis H. and William W. Mullins; stepfather to Harry, Larry and Barry Boswell; brother of Missouri Baker, Florence Lewis, Frank J. Mullins, Stewart R. and Conley Mullins. Member of the Indian Creek Church of Old Regular Baptist.

OSBORNE,  Paul D.  was b: Jul 22 1943 in Wise Co., Va; d: Aug 8 1998; he was 
preceded in death by his father, Elder James Albert Osborne, two brothers, and three sisters.  Survivors include:  his wife, Nancy Corder Osborne; two sons, Brian, David, and daughter- in-law Lisa; his mother, Geneva Osborne Miller; sisters:  Ellen Hall, Buelah Greear, and Edith McCoy; 4 brothers:  Jessee, Marvin, Adam and Martin.  He was employed by ANR Coal Company for 20 
years.  Member of the Sandy Ridge Church of Old Regular Baptist.

OSBORNE, Smith Wesley b: Jan 16 1887 d: Aug 6 1963; md: Rosa CAUDILL, Oct 22 1908; 9 children, 3 deceased, leaving, 3 girls, Hannah Johnson, Jenkins, Ky; Alice Mullins, Wise, Va; Elsie Stanley, Wise, Va; 3 sons, Albert, Coeburn, Va; William, Redmond, Washington, and Corb Osborne, Wise, Va; 2 sisters, Evalee Mullins, Melvin, Ky; and Marinda Surber, LaRue, Ohio. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

PERRIGAN, Walker b: Jun 30 1899 d: Mar 8 1960 s/o Elder G. M. and Etta Perrigan md: Mintia Perrigan; 2 children: Jessie of Wise VA; and one daughter, Dessie Christian of Clinchco, VA; he also leaves: her father, wife two children, one sister, Alafair Wheeler, 5 brothers: Jim, Bill, Welford, Chester, and Moses. Written by his wife, Mintia

POTTER, Ernest D. born Feb 27 1922 died Feb 1954; married Betty LAW July 1953 they moved to Wise, Va. and he was killed 7 months later on the motor in the coal mines.

REYNOLDS, Maryland, the dau of Joe and Manerva Reynolds, b: Aug 4 1879 d: May 1 1955; md: Spencer A. JOHNSON, 1895; 3 boys 2 girls, cody Johnson, Orlando, FL; Willie, Lexington, Ky; Mrs. A. B. Wilfang, Jenkins, Ky; Mrs. G. K. Cantrell, Wise, Va; (Ed Johnson, deceased). Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Written by her sister, Mary C. Wright

ROSE, Samuel b: Mar 1848 Russell Co., Va. d: 1932 Md: Martha (Rose) Jan 5 1871 Wise Co., Va.; 13 children, 8 deceased. Written by his daughter: Jennie Bartley

ROSE, Swinfield was born in Wise County, Va, Jan 26 1840; died Jul 30 1922. He was a brother to Rev. John E. Rose; he married Elizabeth ROBINSON in 1864; having 6 boys and 4 girls. Written by Rev. William Grant Rose

SEXTON, Margaret b: Jul 6 1894 d: Jun 28 1964; d/o Dave and Kizzie Sexton; she leaves, 2 brothers, Gus, Maryland and Rufus, Wise, Va; one brother, Evans, deceased. She never married. The last years of her life she lived with Mr & Mrs. Jerome Potter.

STALLARD, J. H. born Smith County, Va, April 3 1851 - May 23 1935. Married to Diannah BOLLING Jan 25 1870 having 13 children. His father J. H. Stallard, Sr,. moved to Wise Co., Va in 1858. Joined the Old Regular Baptist Church in 1870.

STALLARD, Leonard E. was the son of J. W. A. Stallard and Causby ROBERSON. He was born Apr 2 1895 and died May 31 1955; married Bessie ADDINGTON on Dec 25 1919 they had 3 girls/2 boys; Marie Ward of Maryland, Mable Barkley of Greenville, TN, Hercel Stallard, Maude Ella Varner, Custis Stallard all of Wise.

STALLARD, Rev. J. W. A. was b: Oct 17 1875 d: Jul 21 1953; the son of Jackson and Margaret Stallard; md: Cosby Roberson, Oct 1891 d: 1898; 3 children: Mrs. Monroe Boggs, Pound, Va; Leonard and Mrs. Arch Giliam, both of Wise, Va.; 2nd md: Julia POINDEXTER, 1899; no children. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church

STANLEY, G. N. (Buddy Joe) b: Jul 21 1882 d: Apr 28 1958 md: Smatha DOTSON, 1904; 7 girls 3 boys, one girl one boy deceased; leaving, Oshie Rose, Kendrick Stanley, Beatrice Blackenship, Thelma McClain, McClure Va; Bruce Stanley, Nora Va; Helen Smith, Leck, Va; Theda Rose, N. Tazewell, Va; Atlas Green, Wise, Va; one sister, Winnie Ann Stanley. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church.

SWINEY, Ida d: Apr 27 1949 at age 58; md: R. T. SMITH; 5 boys 3 girls; dau of 
James and Hulda Swiney. Member of the Old Regular Baptist Church. Written by her brother, J. H. Stewart, Wise, Va.

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