Vance Cemetery

Submitted by Betty Dulcie

Listed  by families and beginning with oldest in each family

spouses will be listed together:

 

Roland Bias Vance (s/Washington & Cynthia Dempsey Vance)

b. C. 1838 -- d. April 1906

 

Julie Ann Lowe Vance(d/Susan Lowe Dillon)

b.1845 -- d. 1920 or 1921

 

Bill Vance(s/Roland Bias & Julie Ann Lowe Vance)

Bill was said to be the first person buried at the Vance Cemetery...the site was a corn field and he was working and rode his horse through the branch ........cold water caused him to take "quick tb" and he died within 3 days.

 

                 WASHINGTON LEE VANCE'S FAMILY

Washington Lee Vance.Sr(s/Roland Bias & Julie Ann Lowe Vance)

b. May 24, 1864 -- d. July 09, 1925

 

Lydia Newsome Vance(d/John & Rebecca Dillon Newsome)

b.May 27, 1873

d. after 1902 before 1906....first wife of Washington Lee Vance,Sr.

 

Uriah Vance (s/Washington Lee & Lydia Newsome Vance)

b.May 6, 1894 --died a young child

 

Robert Vance (s/ Washington Lee & Lydia Newsome Vance)

b. July 4, 1896 -- died a young child

 

Washington Lee Vance,Jr.(s/Washington Lee, Sr.& Lydia Newsome Vance)

b. Oct. 25, 1902 -- d. June 28, 1990

 

Charles Frederick "Freddy" Vance(s/Washington Lee, Jr.& Allie Williams Vance) Freddy drown in the Guyan River

b. Jan., 25, 1935 -- d. June 15, 1944 

 

Florance Canterbury White-Vance (d/Bill & Betty Evans Canterbury)

b. Nov. 15, 1911 -- d. June 3, 1991

Third wife of Washington Lee Vance, Jr

 

Joe Harrison Sturgell(s/Joe"Hooter" & Mitchell Vance Sturgell)

b.Jan.22, 1922 -- 

Grandson of Washington Lee, Sr. & Lydia Newsome Vance

 

Bettie Ann Evans Vance(d/Joseph & Elizabeth Dillon York-Evans)

b. Feb. 17,1889 -- d. Feb. 12, 1977 second wife of Washington Lee,Sr.

 

Rachel Vance Bush(d/Washington Lee, Sr.&Bettie Ann Evans Vance)

Oldest child

b. Sept. 25, 1909 -- d. Nov. 25, 1973

 

Ermal Bush (s/Will and Dicie Adams Bush)

Husband of Rachel Vance ---second husband of Julie Vance Fields Bush

b.1918?--d.1996 --fall of the year

 

June Bush (d/ Ermal & Rachel Vance Bush)

Baby........still born

 

Dicie Marle Bush (d/ Ermal & Rachel Vance Bush)

b. Aug., 26, 1941 -- d. June 23,1996

 

Leah Vance (d/Washington Lee, Sr & Bettie Ann Evans Vance)

Second child

b. Feb., 7, 1911 -- d. Sept. 8, 1915

 

Leliah Vance Evans-Allman(d/Washington Lee, Sr.& Bettie Ann Evans 

Vance  -- Fourth child

b. March 18, 1916 -- d. April 5, 1982

 

Orville Evans(s/Bill & Jane Runyon Canterbury-Evans)

b. Nov., 5, 1911 -- d. Sept.,3, 1972--first husband of Leliah Vance

 

Clyde Allman  second husband to Leliah Vance Evans-Allman

s/ Frank & Tennessee Coe Allman

b. May 30, 1912 -- d. July 27, 1972

 

Betty Jane Evans Maynard (d/Orville & Leliah Vance Evans-Allman)

Second child

b.July 1, 1938 -- d. Feb., 13, 1995

 

Millard Filmore Vance(s/Washington Lee, Sr. & Bettie Ann Evans Vance) ---Sixth child

b. April 10, 1920 -- d. April 9, l989

 

Billy Vance (s/Washington Lee, Sr. & Bettie Ann Evans Vance)

Seventh child

b. July 18, 1923 -- d. Jan. 22, 1974

 

Orpha Lucus Vance(d/George & Ethel Curry Lucus)

b. April 3, 1932 -- d. June  1982  second wife of Lafe Vance

 

John Ed Sheppard(s/Lewis & Julie Ann Browning Sheppard)

First child

b. August 1, 1902 -- d. Nov., 29, 1969-husband of Bersheba Vance Sheppard second daughter of Washington, Lee,& Bettie Ann Evans Vance

 

William "Bill" Evans(s/Joseph & Elizabeth Dillon York-Evans)

First surviving child

b. Oct., 10, 1887 -- d. Sept., 27, 1964 brother of Bettie Ann Evans Vance

                 

                  JOHN VANCE'S FAMILY

John Vance(s/Roland Bias & Julie Ann Lowe Vance)

b. Feb., 11, 1870 -- d. Aug., 19,1928

 

Brook Jane Vance Sturgell (d/John & Rhoda Browning Vance)

born about 1895....died about 1928

Second child

 

Rufus French Sturgell (s/Eli, Sr. & Brookie Jane Vance Sturgell)

b. June 1915.. died as a child

 

Audry Mae Sturgell (d/Eli, Sr. & Brookie Jane Vance Sturgell)

baby

 

Eli Sturgell, Sr. (s/Eli & Alice Belcher Sturgell)

b.Sept. 16, 1898 -- d. Oct.,  1976

 

Eli Sturgell, Jr. (s/Eli & Polly Runyon Sturgell)

May 30, 1934 --died about 1943

 

Polly Runyon Sturgell(d/Alex Runyon & Jane Runyon Runyon)

   second wife of Eli Sturgell, Sr.

 

Confort Hall (s/Lewis & Sarah Runyon Hall)

b. 1917 -- d. 1979  second husband of Maude Sturgell Vance-Hall

 

Perry Allen Hall(s/Confort & Maude Sturgell Vance-Hall)

b. 1962 -- d. 1963

 

Melanie Jeanette Hall(d/Comfort & Maude Strugell Vance-Hall)

Baby

 

Sally Vance Sturgell (d/John  & Rhoda Browning Vance)

Second child

b.Mar., 8,1893 -- d. May 30, 1953

 

Grover Cleveland "Cleve" Sturgell(s/Eli & Mary Alice Belcher Sturgell)

b. Dec., 23, 1887 -- d. Aug., 24,1975

 

Nora Sturgell Workman(d/Grover Cleveland "Cleve" & Sally Vance Sturgell) ---First child

b. July 27, 1913 -- d. Oct. 9, 1998

 

Dorthy Sturgell(d/Grover Cleveland "Cleve" & Sally Vance Sturgell)

Second child

b. Oct.,16, 1916 -- d. Oct.,17, 1916 

 

Easter Sturgell Blankenship-Hall(d/Grover Cleveland "Cleve" & Sally Vance Sturgell) -- Third child

b. April 3, 1918 -- d. Nov. 14, 19

 

Harthard Sturgell (s/Grover Cleveland "Cleve" & Sally Vance Sturgell)----Fourth child

b. April 20, 1921 -- d. Sept., 16, 1977

 

Lendsey Sturgell (s/Grover Cleveland "Cleve" & Sally Vance Sturgell)

Sixth child

b. April 27, 1927 --d. Nov., 6, 1987

 

John James Sturgell(s/ Grover Cleveland & Sally Vance Sturgell)

Ninth child

b. Nov., 14, 1934 -- d. Dec., 6, 1997 

 

Alma Dillon Vance (d/ Albert & Rose Marcum Dillon)

b. April 6, 1913 -- d. Aug. 4, 1934  First wife of Gilbert Vance

 

Elizabeth Luster Vance 

b. May 1913 -- d.?  second wife of Gilbert Vance

                                     

                  JOSEPH VANCE'S FAMILY

Joseph "Joe" Vance (s/Roland Bias, Sr. & Julie Ann Lowe Vance)

first husband of Molly Matherly Vance-White

 

Molly Matherly Vance-White

b. 1873 -- d. 1940

 

Alan White 

b. 1881 -- 1963

second husband of Molly Matherly/Vance-White

 

R. B. (Roland Bias) Vance(s/Joseph "Joe" & Molly Matherly Vance-White) First child

b. Nov., 7, 1897 -- d. Sept. 4, 1975

 

Vernon Vance(s/R.B. (Roland Bias & Ida Runyon Vance)

b. 1925 --   d. 1948

 

Cynthia Vance Chafin(d/Joseph "Joe"& Molly Matherly Vance-White)

Second child

b. April 7, 1902 -- d. Aug., 15, 1985

 

Overlene Vance(s/Cynthia Vance Chafin)

Baby.....about 15 months old ------only child of Cynthia

 

Abner Chafin 

b. 1894 -- d. Sept., 11, 1972

 

              SUSANNA VANCE'S FAMILY

 

Susanna Vance Kiser(d/Roland Bias, Sr. & Julie Ann Lowe Vance)

b. 1879 -- 

 

Will Kiser was husband of Susanna Vance. Will died sometime after 1925

 

Willard Kiser(s.Will & Susanna Vance Kiser)

Was about 42 years old when he died of tb

 

                     RHODA VANCE BLANKENSHIP'S FAMILY

 

Frank Blankenship(s/James Madison "Tood"& Rhoda Vance Blankenship)

b. Aug., 11, 1893 -- 

 

Betty Whitt Blankenship (d/Richard & Francis White Whitt)

b. March 18, 1885 -- d.Dec., 29, 1932

 

Ed Blankenship(s/Frank & Bettie Whitt Blankenship)

First child

b. Dec., 1, 1911 --d. Aug., 4, 1990

 

Ellen Estep Blankenship(d/ Glen & Bertha Sturgell Estep)

First child

b. March 31, 1924 -- d. June 19, 2000 wife of Ed Blankenship

 

Larry Blankenship(s/Ed & Ellen Estep Blankenship)

First child

b. Dec., 9, 1940  -- d. Sept., 25, 1941

 

Emmett Blankenship(s/Frank & Betty Whitt Blankenship)

Second child

b. June 28, 1913 -- d. April 14, 1936

 

Richard "Dick" Blankenship(s/Frank & Betty Whitt Blankenship)

Third child

b. Nov., 2,1915 -- d. April 14, 1998

 

Rachel Ramey Blankenship(d/  Thomas P. & Sarah Milinda Maynard Ramey)

b. Jan., 16, 1922 -- d. June 16, 1988 wife of Richard "Dick" Blankenship

 

Aubra Blankenship b. April 13, 1942 -- d. April 13, 1942

Aulda Blankenship b. April 13, 1942 -- d. June 11, 1942

Twins of Richard "Dick" & Rachel Ramey Blankenship

 

May Blankenship Mayhorn-Hunt(d. Frank & Betty Whitt Blankenship)

b. May 18, 1922 -- d. June 9, 1998

 

Frank Hunt(s/Elbert & Parlee Dempsey Hunt)                                                  b. March 24, 1928 -- Feb., 17, 1981                                                    husband of May Blankenship Mayhorn-Hunt ( second husband)

 

Nancy Likens Curry ...second wife of Rev. Jeff Curry

don't know how to spell Nancy's name..Lycans or Likens

 

Earl Curry died as a child (s/Jeff & Nancy Likens Curry)

 

Victory Blankenship Curry(d/James Madison "Tood"& Rhoda Vance Blankenship)  first wife of Rev. Jeff Curry

 

Charlotte Ann Curry (d/Levi & Beulah McGuire Curry

born 1941 died 3 days old......Levi s/Jeff & Victory Blankenship Curry

 

Macie Adkins(d/Van & Ada Curry Adkins)

b. Aug., 1941...died one day old...Ada d/of Jeff & Victory Blankenship Curry

 

Minnie Blankenship Vance(d. James Madison "Tood" & Rhoda Vance  Blankenship)

b. Sept. 8, 1904 -- d. July 17, 1949

 

Dewey Vance (s/Elizabeth "Liz" Vance Newsom)

Second child of "Liz"

d.Sept., 19, 1953

 

Don Vance(s/Dewey & Minnie Blankenship Vance)

b. Jan. 31, 1924 -- d. Nov. 27, 1982

 

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Jackson Vance(d/Matt & Brook Ellis Jackson)

b. May 29, 1923 -- d. Sept. 28, 1996

 

Imojean Vance Arend (d. Dewey & Minnie Blankenship Vance)

b. May 4, 1935 -- d. Nov. 6, 1967

 

                    Abner Vance, Sr.

 

Abner "Ab" Vance(s/Roland Bias & Julie Ann Lowe Vance)

b. 1872 -- Dec., 31, 1952

 

Mary Sheppard Vance(d/Lewis, Sr. & Elizabeth Belcher Sheppard)

b.Nov., 17, 1885 -- d. Oct., 29, 1928 first wife of Abner, Sr.

 

Loranzo "Ranz" Vance(s/Abner, Sr. & Mary Sheppard Vance)

Second child

b. about 1908 or 09 --  d. 1937

 

Virgie Vance Mayhorn(d/Loranzo "Ranz"Vance & Mary Sheppard Spry)

only child of Mary and Loranzo......first child of Mary. Only child of Loranzo

b. April 10, 1930 -- d. June 18, 1948

 

Abner "Abby" or "Dock" Vance(s/Abner, Sr. & Mary Sheppard Vance)---Third child

b. Aug. 22, 1910 -- d. March 9, 1989

 

Julie Vance Fields-Bush(d/Abner, Sr. & Mary Sheppard Vance)

Fourth child

b. 1913 -- d. 1976

 

Chris Fields first husband of Julie Vance Fields-Bush

b. Jan. 30, 1899 --d. May 14, 1973

 

Linnie Vance Buzzard(d/Abner, Sr. & Mary Sheppard Vance)

Fifth child

b. Feb. 18, 1915 -- d. Aug. 31, 1977

 

Summers Buzzard(s/Thomas & Kathern Sturgell Buzzard)

b. Aug. 3, 1912 -- d. Sept., 13, 1991

 

 

Epherm "Eff"Vance(s/Abner, Sr & Mary Sheppard Vance)

Sixth child

b. July 11, 1917 -- d. Jan. 26, 1997

 

Cora Nelson Vance (d. Elander & Polly Williamson Nelson)                    first wife of Epherm Vance

 b. Nov. 24, 1931 -- d. Aug. 3, 1984

 

Lawrence Vance (s/Epherm & Cora Nelson Vance)

Third child

b. Nov.16, 1956 --d. Dec., 3, 1998

 

Yvonne Workman Vance(d.George & Sally Vance Workman                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

b. March 19, 1956 -- d. Sept. 12, 1997 wife of Lenord Vance

 

Enoch "Strawberry"Vance(s/Abner, Sr.& Mary Sheppard Vance)

Seventh child

b. March 10, 1919 -- d. Aug., 11, 1996

 

 

Enos "Red" Vance(s/Abner, Sr. & Mary Sheppard Vance)

Eighth child ---twin to Cindy

b. Dec. 4, 1922 -- d. Aug., 23, 1989

 

Cindy Vance Williamson(d/Abner, Sr. & Mary Sheppard Vance)

Eighth child --- twin to Enos

b. Dec., 4, 1922 -- d.Nov. 25,  1969--"Red & Cindy were twins

 

Elijah "Cobby" Vance(s/Abner, Sr. & Mary Sheppard Vance)

Ninth child

b. Aug., 25,  1925 -- d. June 25,1990

 

Rose Dunigan Parsley-Vance

b.June 4, 1904 -- d. March 13, 1989 second wife of Abner, Sr.

 

Noah Vance (s/Abner, Sr. & Rose Dunigan Parsley-Vance)

First child of Abner, Sr. & Rose

b. Jan. 21, 1932 -- d. Feb., 2001

 

Janetta Sue Vance(d/Abner,Sr. & Rose Dunigan Parsley-Vance)

b. Aug. 22, 1941--------still born

 

Roland Vance(s/Abner, Sr. & Rose Dunigan Parsley-Vance)

Third child

b. Oct., 1937 -- d. Jan., 27, 1985

 

Everett Vance(s/Abner, Sr. & Rose Dunigan Parsley-Vance)

Fourth child of Abner, Sr. & Rose

b.March 22, 1940  -- d. June 16, 1991

 

FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THE VANCES

 

Lloyd George Blankenship

b. 1942 --1942

 

Thomas Richard Blankenship

Nov. 11, 1966.....only date on stone

 

A.B. Browning

b. 1897 -- d. 1965

 

Sally Browning 

b. Jan., 5, 1897 -- d. April 2, 1917 

 

Perry Lee Callaway

son - in - law of Anderson D. "Ance" Ellis 

 

Dave Dempsey  Is the only Black man buried in the Vance Family Cemetery

 

Baby Dillon (George & Sena McCoy Dillon)

 

Baby Dillon (George & Sena McCoy Dillon)

 

Baby Girl Dillon (d/Hesikiah & Mary Meade Dillon)

 

Eunice Tackett Dillon

wife of James Harvy Dillon

 

James Harvy Dillon (s/Samual & Susan Lowe Dillon)

 

Noah Dillon (s/ James Harvy & Eunice Tackett Dillon)

 

Saul Dillon(s/James Harvy & Eunice Tackett Dillon)

b. June 2, 1896 -- d. Oct., 12, 1961

 

William Fredrick Evans (s/Alex,Sr & Martha Sheppard Evans)

b. Oct., 10, 1930 --d. Oct. 1961

 

Anderson D. "Ance" Ellis (s/Elizabeth Belcher Sheppard)

b. 1867 -- d. 1948

 

Bruce Ellis(s/Anderson & Dora Ellis)  baby

 

Dora E. Ellis wife of Anderson D. "Ance" Ellis

b. 1877 -- d. 1962

 

Wilson Ellis (s/ Anderson D. "Ance" & Dora E. Ellis)

b. 1909 -- d. 1958

 

William "Bill" Evans (s/Joseph & Elizabeth Dillon York-Evans)

b. Oct., 10 1887 -- d. Sept., 27, 1964 brother of Bettie Ann Evans Vance

 

Jamson Lycans

b. 1862 -- d. 1919

 

Henry Marcum (s/Anthony, Sr.  & Nona or Nola Whitt Marcum)

b. Jan., 18, 1931 -- d. Feb., 21, 1997

 

Willard Sansom

b. 1887 -- d. 1919

 

Connie Ramey (d/Thomas P. & Sarah Milanda Maynard Ramey)

b. April 9, 1945 -- d. April 9, 1945

 

Conrad Ramey (s/Thomas P. & Sarah Milanda Maynard Ramey)

b. Dec., 23, 1943 -- d. Dec., 23, 1943

 

Ivory Vance Newsom-Runyon(d/Alan "Bear" Runyon) Adopted by Lewis "Lew" & Maude Vance

b. Sept., 3, 1913

 

Chauncy Sheppard (s/Lewis & Julie Ann Browning Sheppard)

Child

 

Dave Sheppard (s/George & Letha White Sheppard)

b. June 22, 1912 -- d. May 12, 1956

 

Elijah Sheppard (s/Lewis & Julie Ann Browning Sheppard)

b. Jan. 7, 1916 -- d. April 27, 1955

 

Julie Ann Browning Sheppard(d/Robert Browning & Rhoda Browning)

b. Jan. 7, 1884 -- d. Oct., 11, 1948

 

Lewis Sheppard,Jr.(s/Lewis, Sr. & Elizabeth Belcher Sheppard)

b. 1880 -- d. Oct. 1937

 

Lewis Sheppard III (s/Lewis, Jr. & Julie Ann Browning Sheppard)

small child

 

Virgil Lee Sheppard , Sr. (s/Lewis & Julie Ann Browning Sheppard)

b. Aug. 18, 1925 -- d. Jan., 5, 1970

 

Mary Sheppard Spry(d/Lewis & Julie Ann Browning Sheppard)

b. Dec. 27, 1906 -- d. July 4, 1948

 

May Jinkins Vance

wife of Bill Vance........unknown .....both

 

John Blackburn Sturgell(s/Blackburn Sturgell & Elizabeth Vance Newsom)

b.June 6,  1904 -- d. July 26,1974

 

Lewis "Lew" Vance(s/Tony & Amanda Belcher Vance)

b. March 2, 1880 -- d. Jan. 1, 1953

 

 

Maude Clay? Vance

b. Oct. 23, 1872 -- d. April 29, 1956

 

Polly Dillon White(d/Samual & Susan Lowe Dillon)

b. 1865 -- d. 1945

the half sister of Julie Ann Lowe Vance

  

ALL THE WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE ON THIS PROJECT HAS TRULY BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.  I HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH THE FEW REMAINING "WISE ONES" OF THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  WITHOUT THE HELP OF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT I LOVE AND RESPECT TELLING ME WHAT NEEDS TO BE PUT DOWN ON SOME PAPER FOR A FUTURE REFERENCE WOULD HAVE MADE THE WHOLE THING MUCH MORE DIFFICULT AND NOT A LABOR OF LOVE AND REMEMBRANCE AS IT HAS SURELY BEEN FOR ME.  THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WONDERFUL "LOVED ONES." LISTED ALPHABETICALLY, NOT BY INFORMATION OR HOW MUCH THEY GAVE, AND MOST OF ALL HOW WELL I ENJOYED THE 'TALKS" THAT WE HAVE HAD THROUGH THE YEARS OF TRYING TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT.

STEPHNIE LYNN BLANKENSHIP HAMMONS.....GREAT NIECE

KENNETH CANTERBURY....COUSIN.....MOTHERS WERE FIRST COUSINS

s/French & Hester Kiser Canterbury

CHARLES EVANS.....FIRST COUSIN

s/Orville & Leliah Vance Evans-Allman

EASTER DILLON MOORE-MARCUM...COUSIN BOTH SIDES OF THE FAMILY

d/Richard(Dick) & Ann Sturgell Dillon

DONARETTA L. HANNERS SEBOLT........FRIEND

JEAN VANCE MARTIN...SECOND COUSIN

d/Abner, Sr. & Rose Dunigan Parsley-Vance 

ELDEAN WELLMAN......FAMILY CONNECTED AND GOOD FRIEND

d/Thomas & Sarah Milinda Maynard Ramey

BROOKIE STURGELL WORKMAN...COUSIN "THREE DIFFERENT WAYS"

d/Grover Cleveland (Clev) & Sally Vance Sturgell

ISAAC STURGELL......COUSIN (BROTHER TO BROOKIE)

s/Grover Cleveland (Clev) & Sally Vance Sturgell

SUE BLANKENSHIP WILLIAMSON ......COUSIN.....SEVERAL WAYS.

THANKS TO THE THREE FUNERAL HOMES

CHAFIN FUNERAL HOME ....DELBARTON, WV

JAMES FUNERAL HOME .....ARACOMA

HONAKER FUNERAL HOME......LOGAN

MAY GOD TRULY BLESS EACH OF YOU.  SOME DAY WE SHALL  BE TOGETHER WITH ALL THOSE THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT , REMEMBERED AND WHOSE HISTORY WE HAVE TRIED TO RECORD.  IF THERE HAVE BEEN ANY MISTAKES, PLEASE FORGIVE ME.  BETTY ANN SHEPPARD DULCIE

 

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