Dessie Alwilda Crawford1,2

F, #56934, b. 5 Apr 1911, d. 9 Oct 1979
Birth*5 Apr 1911 Dessie was born at Craig Co, VA, on 5 Apr 1911.3,1 
Marriage*4 Jan 1928 She married Otha Paul Helms, son of Josiah Helms and Mary Emaline Bess, on 4 Jan 1928 at Craig Co, VA.1 
Census*5 Apr 1930 Dessie Alwilda Crawford and Otha Paul Helms appeared on the census as head of household at New Castle Dist, Craig Co, VA, on 5 Apr 1930.4 
Census16 Apr 1940 Dessie Alwilda Crawford and Otha Paul Helms appeared on the census as head of household at New Castle Dist, Craig Co, VA, on 16 Apr 1940.4 
Residence*16 Oct 1940 Otha Paul Helms and Dessie Alwilda Crawford resided at New Castle, Craig Co, VA, on 16 Oct 1940.5 
Residence*Oct 1979 She resided at New Castle, Craig Co, VA, in Oct 1979.3 
Death*9 Oct 1979 Dessie died on 9 Oct 1979 at Roanoke hospital, Roanoke, VA, at age 68.3 
Burial* Her body was interred at New Castle, Craig Co, VA, at Crawford Mem Cem.3 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
5 Apr 1930New Castle Dist, Craig Co, VAOtha Paul Helms and Dessie Alwilda Crawford4
16 Apr 1940New Castle Dist, Craig Co, VAOtha Paul Helms, Dessie Alwilda Crawford, Curtis Paul Helms and Hazel Maryleen Helms4

Family

Otha Paul Helms b. 27 Mar 1906, d. 9 Oct 1989
Marriage*4 Jan 1928 Dessie Alwilda Crawford married Otha Paul Helms, son of Josiah Helms and Mary Emaline Bess, on 4 Jan 1928 at Craig Co, VA.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014.
  2. [S2696] WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947 (www.ancestry.com), Otha Paul Helms.
  3. [S2836] VA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.
  4. [S205] 1790-1950 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  5. [S2696] WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947 (www.ancestry.com),.

Curtis Paul Helms1,2

M, #56935, b. 24 Jan 1933, d. 28 Sep 2019
FatherOtha Paul Helms1 b. 27 Mar 1906, d. 9 Oct 1989
MotherDessie Alwilda Crawford1 b. 5 Apr 1911, d. 9 Oct 1979
Birth*24 Jan 1933 Curtis was born at Craig Co, VA, on 24 Jan 1933.3,1,2 
 He was the son of Otha Paul Helms and Dessie Alwilda Crawford.1 
(Witness) Census16 Apr 1940 Curtis Paul Helms appeared on the census of 16 Apr 1940 in the household of Otha Paul Helms and Dessie Alwilda Crawford at New Castle Dist, Craig Co, VA.1 
Marriage*11 Jun 1955 He married Reba Marie Francisco at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 11 Jun 1955.
Curtis Paul Helms, age 22, single, b. Craig Co, res. New Castle, par. Otha Paul Helms & Dessie Crawford, carpenter; Reba Marie Francisco, age 19, single, b. Craig Co, res. Catawba, VA, par. Dorsey Lawrence Francisco & Minnie Taylor; md by Wm C Smith at Covington.2 
(informant) Death9 Oct 1989 Curtis was informant for the death of Otha Paul Helms at Lewis Gale Med Center, Salem, Roanoke Co, VA, on 9 Oct 1989.4 
Death*28 Sep 2019 Curtis died on 28 Sep 2019 at New Castle, Craig Co, VA, at age 86.
Curtis P. Helms, 86, of New Castle, Va., went to be with the Lord Saturday, September 28, 2019. He was the owner operator of Helms Hardware for over 58 years in New Castle, Va. Curtis had a lifelong passion for horses, of which he raised and trained many. His true love was his wife and his family, and he truly adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved God, his church, his community and being on his farm. He is preceded in death by parents, O. P. and Dessie Helms; sister, Hazel Simmons. He is survived by loving wife of 64 years Reba Helms; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Randy Dillon and Vickie and Vince Moore; two grandchildren, Josie (Ben) Flinchum and Chad (Elaina) Carper; two great-grandchildren, Eli Flinchum and Genevieve Carper. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at New Castle Christian Church with Pastors Cody Rader and Sheldon Cosma officiating. Interment will follow at Crawford Memorial / Paxtons Chapel. The family will receive friends two hours prior till the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Castle Christian Church. Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home. www.paitselfh.com.5 
Burial*2 Oct 2019 His body was interred on 2 Oct 2019 at New Castle, Craig Co, VA, at Crawford Mem Cem.5 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
16 Apr 1940New Castle Dist, Craig Co, VAOtha Paul Helms, Dessie Alwilda Crawford, Curtis Paul Helms and Hazel Maryleen Helms1

Family

Reba Marie Francisco
Marriage*11 Jun 1955 He married Reba Marie Francisco at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 11 Jun 1955.
Curtis Paul Helms, age 22, single, b. Craig Co, res. New Castle, par. Otha Paul Helms & Dessie Crawford, carpenter; Reba Marie Francisco, age 19, single, b. Craig Co, res. Catawba, VA, par. Dorsey Lawrence Francisco & Minnie Taylor; md by Wm C Smith at Covington.2 

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1950 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  3. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2016, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  4. [S2836] VA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.
  5. [S237] Obituary, Curtis P. Helms, Roanoke (VA) Times, Sunday, 29 September 2019, online at https://www.roanoke.com/obituaries/helms-curtis-p/…, accessed September 2019.

Hazel Maryleen Helms1,2,3

F, #56936, b. 24 Jan 1933, d. 10 Nov 1989
FatherOtha Paul Helms2 b. 27 Mar 1906, d. 9 Oct 1989
MotherDessie Alwilda Crawford2 b. 5 Apr 1911, d. 9 Oct 1979
Birth*24 Jan 1933 Hazel was born at Craig Co, VA, on 24 Jan 1933.1,2,3 
 She was the daughter of Otha Paul Helms and Dessie Alwilda Crawford.2 
(Witness) Census16 Apr 1940 Hazel Maryleen Helms appeared on the census of 16 Apr 1940 in the household of Otha Paul Helms and Dessie Alwilda Crawford at New Castle Dist, Craig Co, VA.2 
Marriage*26 Feb 1959 She married Granard R. Simmons at Roanoke, VA, on 26 Feb 1959.
Granard R. Simmons, age 27, single, b. Roanoke Co, VA, res. 916 Cleveland Ave, Vinton, VA, par. Russell M. Simmons & Nannie A. Ellis, clerk; Hazel M. Helms, age 26, single, b. Craig Co, VA, res. New Castle, par. Otho Paul Helms & Dessie A. Crawford, operator; md by Floyd L. Diehm at Roanoke.3 
Residence*Nov 1989 Hazel Maryleen Helms resided at Goodview, Bedford Co, VA, in Nov 1989.4 
Death*10 Nov 1989 Hazel died on 10 Nov 1989 at Roanoke rehab center, Roanoke, VA, at age 56.4 
Burial* Her body was interred at Vinton, Roanoke Co, VA, at Mt View Cem.4 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
16 Apr 1940New Castle Dist, Craig Co, VAOtha Paul Helms, Dessie Alwilda Crawford, Curtis Paul Helms and Hazel Maryleen Helms2

Family

Granard R. Simmons
Marriage*26 Feb 1959 She married Granard R. Simmons at Roanoke, VA, on 26 Feb 1959.
Granard R. Simmons, age 27, single, b. Roanoke Co, VA, res. 916 Cleveland Ave, Vinton, VA, par. Russell M. Simmons & Nannie A. Ellis, clerk; Hazel M. Helms, age 26, single, b. Craig Co, VA, res. New Castle, par. Otho Paul Helms & Dessie A. Crawford, operator; md by Floyd L. Diehm at Roanoke.3 

Citations

  1. [S235] Births, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2016, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
  2. [S205] 1790-1950 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at 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. [S2836] VA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.

Reba Marie Francisco1

F, #56937
Marriage*11 Jun 1955 She married Curtis Paul Helms at Covington, Alleghany Co, VA, on 11 Jun 1955.
Curtis Paul Helms, age 22, single, b. Craig Co, res. New Castle, par. Otha Paul Helms & Dessie Crawford, carpenter; Reba Marie Francisco, age 19, single, b. Craig Co, res. Catawba, VA, par. Dorsey Lawrence Francisco & Minnie Taylor; md by Wm C Smith at Covington.1 

Family

Curtis Paul Helms b. 24 Jan 1933, d. 28 Sep 2019

Citations

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

Granard R. Simmons1

M, #56938
Marriage*26 Feb 1959 He married Hazel Maryleen Helms at Roanoke, VA, on 26 Feb 1959.
Granard R. Simmons, age 27, single, b. Roanoke Co, VA, res. 916 Cleveland Ave, Vinton, VA, par. Russell M. Simmons & Nannie A. Ellis, clerk; Hazel M. Helms, age 26, single, b. Craig Co, VA, res. New Castle, par. Otho Paul Helms & Dessie A. Crawford, operator; md by Floyd L. Diehm at Roanoke.1 

Family

Hazel Maryleen Helms b. 24 Jan 1933, d. 10 Nov 1989

Citations

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

Emmett Calvon Staton1,2

M, #56944, b. 20 Aug 1937, d. 21 Sep 2015
FatherAdolphus Harrison Staton1 b. Dec 1888, d. 5 Dec 1964
MotherReba Reece Ayers1 b. 23 Apr 1899, d. 22 Feb 1988
Birth*20 Aug 1937 Emmett was born at Clayton, Summers Co, WV, on 20 Aug 1937.3,4,2,1 
 He was the son of Adolphus Harrison Staton and Reba Reece Ayers.1 
(Witness) Census9 Apr 1940 Emmett Calvon Staton appeared on the census of 9 Apr 1940 in the household of Adolphus Harrison Staton and Reba Reece Ayers at Talcott Dist, Summers Co, WV.1 
Marriage*19 Mar 1958 He married Mary Alice Blevins at Clark Co, OH, on 19 Mar 1958.
Emmett Calvon Staton, age 21, single, b. 20 August 1936 [sic], Clayton, WV, res. 555 S. Limestone St, Springfield, OH, par. Adolphus Harrison Staton & Reba Ayers, Punch press operator; Mary Alice Blevins, age 16, b. 2 July 1941, Weeksbury, KY, res. 116-1/2 E. Main St, Springfield, OH, par. Eugene Blevins & Cloa Belcher; md by Milton G. Moore.2 
Death*21 Sep 2015 Emmett died on 21 Sep 2015 at Springfield, Clark Co, OH, at age 78.
STATON, Emmett C. 78 of Springfield, passed away Monday, September 21, 2015 at SRMC following a long illness. He was born August 20, 1937 in Pence Springs, West Virginia, the son of Aldophus Harrison and Reba Reece (Ayers) Staton. Emmett was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had retired from Beaver Valley Security Firm. He enjoyed getting out on his lawnmower to cut the grass and working on anything electronic. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Mary (Blevins) Staton; seven children, Tammy Staton - Rutherford (fiancé Timothy S. Johnson) of Warner Robins, GA, Darlene (Timothy) Murnahan of Springfield, Gigi (David) Corbean of Vandalia, Ohio, Lora Kline (fiancé Daniel Black), Richard Emmett Staton (fiancée Konetta Penwell), Hank Gregory (Tina) Staton, and Barbara Lynn (Tony) Pillers, all of Springfield; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; great and helpful friend, John Ropp; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, and a granddaughter, Angel Louise. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm until 8:00pm Wednesday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME with services starting at 8:00pm.3 

Census Records Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
9 Apr 1940Talcott Dist, Summers Co, WVAdolphus Harrison Staton, Reba Reece Ayers and Emmett Calvon Staton1

Family

Mary Alice Blevins

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1950 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
  3. [S237] Obituary, Emmett C. Staton, Springfield (OH) News-Sun, Wednesday, 23 September 2015, online at https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/springfield/obituary.aspx, accessed October 2019.
  4. [S2799] Ancestry.com., US Public Records Index (ancestry.com), Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Mary Alice Blevins1

F, #56945
Marriage*19 Mar 1958 She married Emmett Calvon Staton at Clark Co, OH, on 19 Mar 1958.
Emmett Calvon Staton, age 21, single, b. 20 August 1936 [sic], Clayton, WV, res. 555 S. Limestone St, Springfield, OH, par. Adolphus Harrison Staton & Reba Ayers, Punch press operator; Mary Alice Blevins, age 16, b. 2 July 1941, Weeksbury, KY, res. 116-1/2 E. Main St, Springfield, OH, par. Eugene Blevins & Cloa Belcher; md by Milton G. Moore.1 

Family

Emmett Calvon Staton b. 20 Aug 1937, d. 21 Sep 2015

Citations

  1. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.