Neely Ulysses Stewart
born: February 18, 1937, in Wyoming County, West Virginia. Died
October 19, 1988, in Charlottesville, VA, during his second open heart
surgery from complications "associated with" black lung. He worked
27 years in the coal mines of Wyoming County, West Virginia, and was
last employed by Eastern Associated Coal Company in Kopperston, WV,
where he served as brakeman on the motor. He was a veteran of the
Korean War and was blessed with a beautiful singing voice which he
used to sing gospel music -- many of the songs he composed himself --
throughout West Virginia and surrounding states. He was quite the
jokester and was quick with a smile and with aid for his neighbors
in need. It has been nearly 10 years since he parted, and I still
grieve his death. His survivors include his wife of nearly 30 years,
Cora Stewart; two sons,Ricky and Allen Stewart; one daughter, me,
Shirley Stewart; 5 grandchildren, Ronnie, Tisha, Ashley, Ali, and Mark;
three brothers,Charles, Jack, and Sebert; and four sisters, Violet,
Hazel, Gladys, and Patsy. He is buried at the Stewart Cemetary in
Matheny, West Virginia.
He has left an indelible mark on innumerable family and friends through
his quiet dignity and gentle spirit and has served as a constant
inspiration to me. I am blessed to have known him.
Submitted by his
daughter, Shirley L. Stewart, October 6, 1998.