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.

Back to Miners' Memorial Page
USGenWeb WV USGenWeb

Copyright Notice
Page designed January, 1999 BY Gracie Stover