Ezekiel Earl Bragg1

M, #51733, b. December 26, 1946, d. January 31, 2013
FatherHoward Earl Bragg1 b. 9 Aug 1906, d. 1 Sep 1975
MotherAlice Josephine Jones1 b. circa 1917
Birth*26 Dec 1946 Ezekiel was born at Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV, on 26 Dec 1946.2,3 
 He was the son of Howard Earl Bragg and Alice Josephine Jones.1 
Marriage*14 Feb 1966 He married Sarah Jane Roberts at Pearisburg, Giles Co, VA, on 14 Feb 1966.
Ezekil Earl Bragg, age 19, single, b. Beckley, res. Box 51, Beckley, par. Earl Howard Bragg & Alice Josephine Jones, janitor; Sarah Jane Roberts, age 14, single, b. Renick, res. Renick, par. Guy Harvey Roberts & Erie Elizabeth Wilfong, student; md by Dow Nelson McGrady Sr at Pearisburg.3 
Marriage* Ezekiel Earl Bragg married Alice Lorraine Settle, daughter of Edsel Settle and Mary Frances Mitchell.4 
Residence*1 Sep 1975 Ezekiel Earl Bragg resided at Stanaford, Raleigh Co, WV, on 1 Sep 1975.1 
Death*31 Jan 2013 Ezekiel died on 31 Jan 2013 at Kingwood, Preston Co, WV, at age 66.2 

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Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Earl H. Bragg, Beckley (WV) Raleigh Register, Tuesday, 2 September 1975.
  2. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  3. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  4. [S237] Obituary, William Albert Bragg, Hinton (WV) Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor, online at http://www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com/obituaries/William-Bragg-3/…, accessed April 2017.

Johnny Bruce Bragg1

M, #51734, b. November 28, 1950, d. December 27, 2016
FatherHoward Earl Bragg1 b. 9 Aug 1906, d. 1 Sep 1975
MotherAlice Josephine Jones1 b. circa 1917
Birth*28 Nov 1950 Johnny was born at Piney View, Raleigh Co, WV, on 28 Nov 1950.2 
 He was the son of Howard Earl Bragg and Alice Josephine Jones.1 
Marriage*circa 1975 He married Regina Katheleen Settle circa 1975.2 
Residence*1 Sep 1975 Johnny Bruce Bragg resided at Tampa, Hillsborough Co, FL, on 1 Sep 1975.1 
Death*27 Dec 2016 Johnny died on 27 Dec 2016 at Reedsville, Preston Co, WV, at age 66.
Johnny Bruce Bragg, 66, of Reedsville entered from his home into eternal rest on Tuesday December 27th 2016. He was born November 28th 1950 in Piney View, West Virginia. He was a veteran of the US Army. He was a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Beckley.
He worked as a coal miner, as a contractor and moved on to then work as painter for C.D. Parsons where he moved up to truck driver, which eventually led to an injury that changed our lives forever. After the injury that left him with very few options for employment he went to college and earned His Associates of Arts in Social Work from the College of West Virginia, The degree of Bachelor of SOCIAL WORK - SUMMA CUM LAUDE from Concord. The Gamma Delta Phi Society from Concord College, May 1994. He was presented the first ever award "in recognition of achieving the highest Grade Point Average Bachelor of Social Work Class of 1994 Concord College." Presented by Social Work Dept. Concord College. The Degree Master of Social Work from WVU and went to work as a counselor at and moved up to be the Team Leader of the Morgantown Vet Center. He worked with and led his team at the Vet Center to be the "The Vet Center Of Excellence" three times. For his dedicated Service to Veterans he was designated "Veteran of the Year, Monongalia Celebration of America Committee July 4, 2008." He was listed in the 100 Most Influential people in Monongalia County. Among his many degrees and awards hangs a Certificate of Completion from United Truck Master. He was nominated by his veteran family and awarded the "The Chapel of Four Chaplains The Legion of Honor Award". He assisted countless Veterans without question; all they had to do was ask. Veterans were his second family. He laughed with, cried with and celebrated with each Veteran each step it took to get them the help they needed. He truly cared for and loved each and every Veteran and their family he ever came in contact with.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years Regina Katheleen (Settle); nephew William Bragg of Kingwood, WV; three nieces Mrs. Elizabeth Jones and Mrs. Lisa Barker of Perry, Ga. and Mrs. Debbie Brion of Richmond Hill, Ga.
Johnny was preceded in death by his father Earl H. Bragg and mother Josephine (Jones) Bragg of Piney View, his brother and sister-in-law Ezekiel and Alice Bragg of Kingwood, WV.

A Celebration of Life services coordinated by Samantha Blevins and Michelle Lewis will be Monday January 23, 2017 at 10:00 am in the WVANG Morgantown Readiness Center (90 Army Band Way, off Cheat Road between Mileground and I68). Military Honors will be accorded by: Chaplain Justin Elliot; Pastor Shirley Robinson; the WVANG Honor Detail; and Westover VFW Post # 9916. Private entombment services were held previously at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley.


Morgan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bragg family.


Private entombment services were held Friday December 30th at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley.2 
Burial* His body was interred at Prosperity, Raleigh Co, WV, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.2 

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Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Earl H. Bragg, Beckley (WV) Raleigh Register, Tuesday, 2 September 1975.
  2. [S237] Obituary, Johnny Bruce Bragg, Reedsville (WV) Morgan Funeral Home, online at http://www.morganfuneralhomewv.com/obituaries/…, accessed April 2017.

Regina Katheleen Settle1

F, #51736
FatherEdsel Settle b. 7 Jun 1911, d. 15 Sep 1997
MotherMary Frances Mitchell b. 22 Apr 1926
 Regina Katheleen Settle is the daughter of Edsel Settle and Mary Frances Mitchell
Marriage*circa 1975 She married Johnny Bruce Bragg circa 1975.1 

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Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, Johnny Bruce Bragg, Reedsville (WV) Morgan Funeral Home, online at http://www.morganfuneralhomewv.com/obituaries/…, accessed April 2017.

Alice Lorraine Settle1,2

F, #51737, b. March 22, 1953, d. April 23, 2013
FatherEdsel Settle b. 7 Jun 1911, d. 15 Sep 1997
MotherMary Frances Mitchell b. 22 Apr 1926
Birth*22 Mar 1953 Alice was born on 22 Mar 1953.1 
 She was the daughter of Edsel Settle and Mary Frances Mitchell
Marriage* Alice Lorraine Settle married Ezekiel Earl Bragg, son of Howard Earl Bragg and Alice Josephine Jones.2 
Death*23 Apr 2013 Alice died on 23 Apr 2013 at age 60.3 
Burial*29 Apr 2013 Her body was interred on 29 Apr 2013 at Prosperity, Raleigh Co, WV, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.3 

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Citations

  1. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  2. [S237] Obituary, William Albert Bragg, Hinton (WV) Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor, online at http://www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com/obituaries/William-Bragg-3/…, accessed April 2017.
  3. [S237] Obituary, Alice Settle Bragg, Newburg (WV) Bolyard Funeral Home, online at http://www.bolyardfuneralhomewv.com/obituaries/…, accessed April 2017.

William Albert 'Skeeter' Bragg1

M, #51738, b. July 13, 1975, d. April 9, 2017
FatherEzekiel Earl Bragg1 b. 26 Dec 1946, d. 31 Jan 2013
MotherAlice Lorraine Settle1 b. 22 Mar 1953, d. 23 Apr 2013
Birth*13 Jul 1975 William Albert 'Skeeter' Bragg was born on 13 Jul 1975 at Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV.1 
 He was the son of Ezekiel Earl Bragg and Alice Lorraine Settle.1 
Residence*27 Dec 2016 William Albert 'Skeeter' Bragg resided at Kingwood, Preston Co, WV, on 27 Dec 2016.2 
Death*9 Apr 2017 William died on 9 Apr 2017 at Kingwood, Preston Co, WV, at age 41.
William Albert “Skeeter” Bragg, 41, of Kingwood formerly of Beckley went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at his home.
Born July 13, 1975 at Beckley he was a son of the late Ezekiel Earl “Butch” and Alice Settle Bragg.
Skeeter was a man that never met a stranger so he leaves behind countless friends. Although he didn’t have an “official” job title he was able to perform many jobs and never turned his back on anyone that needed help, whether he knew how to do the job or not. He was the proverbial “Jack of all trades master of none”. He was usually the life of the party and he had a way of brightening a room just by coming in. Skeeter always left you with a smile.
He had friends that came by his home and often read the Bible together. Skeeter had a desire to know more about God. He also enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, fourwheeling and spending time with family and friends.
Skeeter was preceded in death by a son, Austin Hunter Bragg; paternal grandfather, Earl Howard Bragg; paternal grandmother, Josephine (Jones) Bragg; maternal grandfather, Ed Settle; maternal grandmother, Mary (Mitchell) Settle and one uncle, Johnny Bragg.
Those left to cherish his memory include two sons, Devin Nicholas Bragg of Beckley and Robert Earl Bragg of Hinton; one expected grandson; three sisters, Elizabeth Jones, Debbie Brion and Lisa Barker all of Perry, GA; aunt, Regina Bragg of Kingwood and special friend, Lora Brinegar.
Graveside service and burial will be 1:00 P.M. Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Shockley Hill Cemetery with Grayson Brinegar officiating. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery from 12:30 P.M. until time of services.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.1 
Burial*17 Apr 2017 His body was interred on 17 Apr 2017 at Hinton, Summers Co, WV, at Shockley Hill Cem.1 

Citations

  1. [S237] Obituary, William Albert Bragg, Hinton (WV) Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor, online at http://www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com/obituaries/William-Bragg-3/…, accessed April 2017.
  2. [S237] Obituary, Johnny Bruce Bragg, Reedsville (WV) Morgan Funeral Home, online at http://www.morganfuneralhomewv.com/obituaries/…, accessed April 2017.

Mary Frances Mitchell1

F, #51739, b. April 22, 1926
Birth*22 Apr 1926 Mary was born at Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV, on 22 Apr 1926.2,1 
Marriage*14 Aug 1944 She married Orval Clyde Hyde at Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV, on 14 Aug 1944.
Orval Clyde Hyde, age 20, b. 10 March 1924, Salem, Harrison Co, res. Baltimore, MD, par. Charles Hyde & Stella (Kelley) McKinney; Mary Frances Mitchell, age 18, b. 22 April 1926, Clarksburg, WV, res. Rt 1, Mt Clare, Harrison Co, par. Ben Mitchell & Mona Rogers; md by T.E. Gainer at Clarksburg.2 
Marriage*27 May 1966 She married Edsel Settle at Pearisburg, Giles Co, VA, on 27 May 1966.
Ed Settle, age 54, divorced, 1 prev marr, b. Sanger, WV, res. Rt 2, Box 427A, Beckley, WV, par. John Sylvester Settle & Hattie Belle Arthur, carpenter; Mary Frances Hyde nee Mitchell, age 39, widowed, 1 prev marriage, b. Clarksburg, WV, res. Beckley, WV, par. Benoni Franklin Mitchell & Monie Suemma Rogers; md by Lewis H. George at Pearisburg.1 

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Citations

  1. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  2. [S2712] WV Marriages Harrison Co, WV.

Lettie Frances Montgomery1,2

F, #51740, b. circa 1916
Birth*circa 1916 Lettie Frances Montgomery was born circa 1916 at Long Branch, Fayette Co, WV.1 
Marriage*17 Sep 1932 She married Edsel Settle at Pax, Fayette Co, WV, on 17 Sep 1932.
Ed Settle, age 21, single, b. Sanger, res. Kilsyth, par. John & Belle, timberman; Lettie Montgomery, age 16, single, b. Long Branch, res. Mt Hope, par. R.G. & Pearl; md by J.B. Williams at Pax.1 
Census*17 Apr 1940 Lettie Frances Montgomery and Edsel Settle appeared on the census as head of household at Mill Creek, Fayette Co, WV, on 17 Apr 1940.3 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
17 Apr 1940Mill Creek, Fayette Co, WVEdsel Settle, Lettie Frances Montgomery and Alvin Settle3

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Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.
  2. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

David Settle1

M, #51741
FatherEdsel Settle1 b. 7 Jun 1911, d. 15 Sep 1997
MotherLettie Frances Montgomery1 b. circa 1916
 David Settle is the son of Edsel Settle and Lettie Frances Montgomery.1 

Citations

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

Gaylen Settle1

M, #51742
FatherEdsel Settle1 b. 7 Jun 1911, d. 15 Sep 1997
MotherLettie Frances Montgomery1 b. circa 1916
 Gaylen Settle is the son of Edsel Settle and Lettie Frances Montgomery.1 

Citations

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

Alvin Settle1

M, #51743, b. March 3, 1938
FatherEdsel Settle1 b. 7 Jun 1911, d. 15 Sep 1997
MotherLettie Frances Montgomery1 b. circa 1916
Birth*3 Mar 1938 Alvin was born at Kilsyth, Fayette Co, WV, on 3 Mar 1938.2,1 
 He was the son of Edsel Settle and Lettie Frances Montgomery.1 
(Witness) Census17 Apr 1940 Alvin Settle appeared on the census of 17 Apr 1940 in the household of Edsel Settle and Lettie Frances Montgomery at Mill Creek, Fayette Co, WV.1 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
17 Apr 1940Mill Creek, Fayette Co, WVEdsel Settle, Lettie Frances Montgomery and Alvin Settle1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Janette Settle1

F, #51744
FatherEdsel Settle1 b. 7 Jun 1911, d. 15 Sep 1997
MotherLettie Frances Montgomery1 b. circa 1916
 Janette Settle is the daughter of Edsel Settle and Lettie Frances Montgomery.1 

Citations

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

Orval Clyde Hyde1

M, #51745, b. March 10, 1924, d. April 10, 1949
Birth*10 Mar 1924 Orval Clyde Hyde was born on 10 Mar 1924 at Salem, Harrison Co, WV.1 
Marriage*14 Aug 1944 He married Mary Frances Mitchell at Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV, on 14 Aug 1944.
Orval Clyde Hyde, age 20, b. 10 March 1924, Salem, Harrison Co, res. Baltimore, MD, par. Charles Hyde & Stella (Kelley) McKinney; Mary Frances Mitchell, age 18, b. 22 April 1926, Clarksburg, WV, res. Rt 1, Mt Clare, Harrison Co, par. Ben Mitchell & Mona Rogers; md by T.E. Gainer at Clarksburg.1 
Residence*Apr 1949 Orval Clyde Hyde resided at Bridgeport, Harrison Co, WV, in Apr 1949.2 
Death*10 Apr 1949 Orval died on 10 Apr 1949 at Pinecrest Sanitarium, Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV, at age 25. Died of pulmonary tuberculosis.2 
Burial*13 Apr 1949 His body was interred on 13 Apr 1949 at Middleville, Taylor Co, WV.2 

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Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Harrison Co, WV.
  2. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.