Magdelina Smithson1

F, #53651
MotherMary E. Smithson1 b. circa 1919
 Magdelina Smithson is the daughter of Mary E. Smithson.1 

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Delbert Fields1

M, #53652, b. 8 Sep 1909, d. 28 Jul 1938
Birth*8 Sep 1909 Delbert was born at Carter Co, KY, on 8 Sep 1909.2,1 
Marriage*9 Jan 1933 He married Virginia Barbara Smithson at Fayette Co, WV, on 9 Jan 1933.
Delbert Fields, age 26, single, b. KY, res. Kaymoor, par. J.M. & Bertha, miner; Virginia Smithson, age 21, single, b. Sewell, res. Elverton, par. Dole & Mary. Minister's return not entered.1 
Death*28 Jul 1938 Delbert died on 28 Jul 1938 at Fayetteville, Fayette Co, WV, at age 28. Informant was C. Bryant, Garten, WV.2 
Burial*30 Jul 1938 His body was interred on 30 Jul 1938 at Fayetteville, Fayette Co, WV, at Fayetteville Cem.2 

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.
  2. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.
  3. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Wallace Burton Lively1

M, #53653, b. circa 1919
Birth*circa 1919 Wallace Burton Lively was born circa 1919 at Clifty, Fayette Co, WV.1 
Marriage*11 Feb 1950 He married Virginia Barbara Smithson at Scarbro, Fayette Co, WV, on 11 Feb 1950.
Wallace Burton Lively, age 31, single, b. Clifty, res. Clifty, par. E.J. & E.J., miner; Virginia Fields, age 33, widowed, b. Sewell, res. Clifty, par. Dolie & Mary; md by G.M. Ford at Scarbro.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.

Thomas Lee Fields1,2

M, #53654, b. 15 Sep 1934, d. 16 Mar 2014
FatherDelbert Fields1 b. 8 Sep 1909, d. 28 Jul 1938
MotherVirginia Barbara Smithson1 b. 24 Oct 1916, d. 23 Apr 2009
Birth*15 Sep 1934 Thomas Lee Fields was born on 15 Sep 1934 at Garten, Fayette Co, WV.1 
 He was the son of Delbert Fields and Virginia Barbara Smithson.1 
Marriage*4 Oct 1958 He married Rona Ethel Dempsey at Ansted, Fayette Co, WV, on 4 Oct 1958.
Thomas Lee Fields, age 24, single, b. Garten, res. Hico, par. Delbert & Virginia, Army; Rona Ethel Dempsey, age 20, single, b. Ramsey, res. Ansted, par. Robert & Claudis; md by Guay Vaughn at Ansted.2 
Death*16 Mar 2014 Thomas died on 16 Mar 2014 at VA Hospital, Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV, at age 79.
Thomas Lee Fields Sr., age 79 of Daniels, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Beckley VA Medical Center after a long illness.

Born on September 16, 1934, at Garten, W.Va., and raised in Clifty, W.Va. Thomas was the son of the late Delbert and Virginia Barbara Smithson Fields.

Thomas better known to many as “Tom” was a master craftsman with his hands. He loved to build homes, and loved to make many things with wood. He was a master welder fabricator.

Tom was a military veteran serving in the U.S. Army with the rank of SP4 in heavy weapons, assigned to Co. E 19th Infantry Regiment. His duty stations included Fort Jackson, S.C., and Fort Bragg, N.C. He was stationed in Korea and then in Fort Knox, Ky. He completed his military service in the U.S. Army Reserve ending in December 1962.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Rona Ethel Dempsey Fields; his children, Thomas Fields and his wife Krista of Fishersville, Va., Deborah Fields Cantley and her husband Ron of Cool Ridge, and Juanita Fields Richmond and her husband Rick of Beaver. A sister, Carolyn Frances Sorrell and her husband Roy of Rainelle.

Grandchildren, Belinda Fields Tabor, Thomas Lee Fields III, Nadine Fields, Mara Fields, Sgt. Geoffrey Cantley and his wife Sarah, Stephan Cantley, Jon Kyle Farmer and his wife Cassie, Senior Airman Jared Farmer and his wife Michelle, Jacob Farmer, and Alexis Richmond and Brody Richmond. Great-grandchildren, Destiny Tabor, Dyllan Tabor, Daisy Tabor, and James; nephews, Delbert Sorrell and his wife Karen, Burton Sorrell, Ronnie Sorrell and his wife Cheryl; a niece Peggy Priest, sisters-in-law, Reva Lively, Ruth Skaggs, and Pamela Miles.

He is also survived by his church family who he loved dearly. Tom was truly loved by all and by the many other family members too numerous to mention by name.

He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church at Daniels, the Shady Spring Ruritan Club, the Senior Friends, the American Legion, and the UMWA.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Friday, March 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 32 Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the wounded warriors/care giver program, and sent to the Beckley VA Medical Center Voluntary Service Office, 1st. Floor. Information may be provided at 304 255 2121.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.3 
Burial*21 Mar 2014 His body was interred on 21 Mar 2014 at Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV, at Sunset Memorial Park.3 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  2. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.
  3. [S237] Obituary, Thomas Lee Fields, Sr, Beckley (WV) Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Chapels, online at https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/obituary/2458026, accessed April 2018.

Carolina Frances Fields1,2

F, #53655
FatherDelbert Fields1 b. 8 Sep 1909, d. 28 Jul 1938
MotherVirginia Barbara Smithson1 b. 24 Oct 1916, d. 23 Apr 2009
 Carolina Frances Fields is the daughter of Delbert Fields and Virginia Barbara Smithson.1 
Marriage*1 Sep 1951 She married Roy Aulton Sorrell at Oak Hill, Fayette Co, WV, on 1 Sep 1951.
Roy Aulton Sorrell, age 30, b. 28 July 1931, Ramsey, WV, res. Ramsey, WV, par. Hettie Ethel Sorrell; Carolina Frances Fields, age 17, b. 3 July 1934, Widen, WV, res. Widen, WV, par. Delbert Fields & Virginia Lively; md by Ray Crum at Oak Hill.2 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  2. [S2712] WV Marriages Clay Co, WV.

James Delbert Fields1

M, #53656
FatherDelbert Fields1 b. 8 Sep 1909, d. 28 Jul 1938
MotherVirginia Barbara Smithson1 b. 24 Oct 1916, d. 23 Apr 2009
 James Delbert Fields is the son of Delbert Fields and Virginia Barbara Smithson.1 

Citations

  1. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

(?) Shirey1

M, #53657
Marriage* (?) Shirey married Virginia Barbara Smithson, daughter of Dola Dolphus Smithson and Mary Ann Clendenin.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Mary Ann Smithson Ormandy, Beckley (WV) Post-Herald, Friday, 20 December 1968.

Connie Persinger1

M, #53658, b. circa 1907
Birth*circa 1907 Connie Persinger was born circa 1907 at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA.1 
Marriage*16 Apr 1949 He married Mary E. Smithson at Oak Hill, Fayette Co, WV, on 16 Apr 1949.
Connie Persinger, age 42, divorced, b. Covington, VA, res. Oak Hill, par. F.E. & Malinda, merchant; Mary Smithson, age 29, single, b. Kanawha City, res. Hico, par. Doley & Mary Ann; md by W.W. Snuffer at Oak Hill.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.

Ruby Rowe1

F, #53659, b. 15 Sep 1909, d. 16 Dec 2003
Birth*15 Sep 1909 Ruby was born at Fayette Co, WV, on 15 Sep 1909.2,1 
Marriage*15 Feb 1930 She married Wyatt Donald Smithson at Fayetteville, Fayette Co, WV, on 15 Feb 1930.
D. Smithson, age 21, b. Fayette Co, res. Elverton, par. Doley & Mary, miner; Ruby Rowe, age 20, b. Fayette Co, res. Sewell, par. Lewis & Mary; md by W.C. Neel at Fayetteville.1 
Census*8 Apr 1940 Ruby Rowe and Wyatt Donald Smithson appeared on the census as head of household at Oak Hill, Fayette Co, WV, on 8 Apr 1940.3 
Residence*16 Oct 1940 Wyatt Donald Smithson and Ruby Rowe resided at Oak Hill, Fayette Co, WV, on 16 Oct 1940.4 
Marriage* She married (?) Reynolds.2 
Death*16 Dec 2003 Ruby died on 16 Dec 2003 at Medina, Medina Co, OH, at age 94.2 
Burial* Her body was interred at Chatham, Medina Co, OH, at Chatham Twp Cem.5 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
8 Apr 1940Oak Hill, Fayette Co, WVWyatt Donald Smithson and Ruby Rowe3

Partners and Children

Marriage*15 Feb 1930 She married Wyatt Donald Smithson at Fayetteville, Fayette Co, WV, on 15 Feb 1930.
D. Smithson, age 21, b. Fayette Co, res. Elverton, par. Doley & Mary, miner; Ruby Rowe, age 20, b. Fayette Co, res. Sewell, par. Lewis & Mary; md by W.C. Neel at Fayetteville.1 
Children

Partners and Children

Marriage* Ruby Rowe married (?) Reynolds.2 

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.
  2. [S229] Deaths, Civil Records Ancestry.com and Ohio Department of Health. Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S2696] WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947 (www.ancestry.com),.
  5. [S2738] FindAGrave.com (findagrave.com), gravestone: Ruby R. Reynolds, online at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/116848305, accessed April 2018.
  6. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Ralph W. Childers1

M, #53661, b. circa 1913
Birth*circa 1913 Ralph W. Childers was born circa 1913 at KY.1 
Marriage*17 Feb 1936 He married Mildred Dixon at Rainelle, Greenbrier Co, WV, on 17 Feb 1936.
Ralph W. Childers, age 23, single, b. KY, res. Rainelle, par. Gus & Martha, miner; Mildred Dixon, age 22, single, b. Rainelle, res. Rainelle, par. John C. & Mollie; md by Paul H. McKain at Rainelle.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.

Rona Ethel Dempsey1

F, #53662
FatherRobert Otho Dempsey1 b. 19 Mar 1916, d. 1 Jan 2008
MotherClaudis Sorrell1 b. circa 1919
 Rona Ethel Dempsey is the daughter of Robert Otho Dempsey and Claudis Sorrell.1 
Marriage*4 Oct 1958 She married Thomas Lee Fields at Ansted, Fayette Co, WV, on 4 Oct 1958.
Thomas Lee Fields, age 24, single, b. Garten, res. Hico, par. Delbert & Virginia, Army; Rona Ethel Dempsey, age 20, single, b. Ramsey, res. Ansted, par. Robert & Claudis; md by Guay Vaughn at Ansted.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.

Roy Aulton Sorrell1

M, #53663
Marriage*1 Sep 1951 He married Carolina Frances Fields at Oak Hill, Fayette Co, WV, on 1 Sep 1951.
Roy Aulton Sorrell, age 30, b. 28 July 1931, Ramsey, WV, res. Ramsey, WV, par. Hettie Ethel Sorrell; Carolina Frances Fields, age 17, b. 3 July 1934, Widen, WV, res. Widen, WV, par. Delbert Fields & Virginia Lively; md by Ray Crum at Oak Hill.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Clay Co, WV.

Claudis Sorrell1

F, #53664, b. circa 1919
Birth*circa 1919 Claudis Sorrell was born circa 1919 at WV.1 
Marriage*18 Apr 1937 She married Robert Otho Dempsey at Ramsey, Fayette Co, WV, on 18 Apr 1937.
Robert Dempsey, age 21, single, b. Ansted, res. Ramsey, par. Roy & Nora, farmer; Claudis Sorrell, age 18, single, b. WV, res. Ramsey, par. n/a & Hettie; md by S.L. Crist at Ramsey.1 
Census*11 Jun 1940 Claudis Sorrell and Robert Otho Dempsey appeared on the census as head of household at Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WV, on 11 Jun 1940.2 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
11 Jun 1940Mt Cove Dist, Fayette Co, WVRobert Otho Dempsey and Claudis Sorrell2

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S237] Obituary, Robert Otho Dempsey, Beckley (WV) Register-Herald, Friday, 4 January 2008, online at http://www.register-herald.com/obituaries/x519091337/…, accessed November 2011.
  4. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Reva Macil Dempsey1,2

F, #53665
FatherRobert Otho Dempsey1 b. 19 Mar 1916, d. 1 Jan 2008
MotherClaudis Sorrell1 b. circa 1919
 Reva Macil Dempsey is the daughter of Robert Otho Dempsey and Claudis Sorrell.1 

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Obituary, Robert Otho Dempsey, Beckley (WV) Register-Herald, Friday, 4 January 2008, online at http://www.register-herald.com/obituaries/x519091337/…, accessed November 2011.

Ruth Arbutus Dempsey1

F, #53666
FatherRobert Otho Dempsey1 b. 19 Mar 1916, d. 1 Jan 2008
MotherClaudis Sorrell1 b. circa 1919
 Ruth Arbutus Dempsey is the daughter of Robert Otho Dempsey and Claudis Sorrell.1 

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Robert Otho Dempsey, Beckley (WV) Register-Herald, Friday, 4 January 2008, online at http://www.register-herald.com/obituaries/x519091337/…, accessed November 2011.

Pamela Louise Dempsey1

F, #53667
FatherRobert Otho Dempsey1 b. 19 Mar 1916, d. 1 Jan 2008
MotherClaudis Sorrell1 b. circa 1919
 Pamela Louise Dempsey is the daughter of Robert Otho Dempsey and Claudis Sorrell.1 

Citations

  1. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.