Thursday, July 12, 2012

... starts with the Thomas Family: Lester Robert "Lec" Thomas

The next child of Joseph Andrew and Mary Ellen Callison Thomas was Lester Robert "Lec" Thomas.

Lec was born on 26 May 1902 in Little Sewell, Greenbrier County, WV (see line 180/384, also here on line 19). He passed away on 1 Jul 1978 at the Beckley Hospital in Raleigh County, WV and is buried at Sewell Valley Church Cemetery in Rainelle, Greenbrier County, WV. Lec married Mary Susan "Sudie" Puckett on Christmas Day, 25 Dec 1931 in E. Rainelle, Fayette County, WV. Sudie's parents were William Austin Puckett and Dorcas Crookshanks, Letha lists her as born on 17 Dec 1906. Lec was employed as a woodsman in the marriage record. Sudie died on 15 Apr 1988, and is also buried at Sewell Valley Church Cemetery.
Lec and Sudie

Their children:

  • William Andy (1932-2004)
  • Evelyn June
  • Lester Eugene (1935-2007)  
    • L. Eugene Thomas, 72, of Danese died Dec. 2, 2007. Service will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. 

L. Eugene Thomas
Eugene Thomas, 72, of Danese, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley, following a short illness.
Born Nov. 7, 1935, at Oswald, W.Va., he was the son of the late 
Lester Robert and Mary Susan “Sudie” Puckett Thomas.
Thomas was a precision sheet metal assembler in a manufacturing plant.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a stillborn son, Merlin 
Thomas; and a brother, William “Bill” Thomas.
Survivors include two sons, Marvin 
Thomas of Monrovia, Md., and Melvin Thomas of Hagerstown, Md.; two sisters, Evelyn McComb of Danese, and Frances Simms of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and two grandsons, Jason and Russell.
Service will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with Pastor Allen Whitt officiating. Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

  • Frances Ellen 

Thomas Brothers - Lester Robert, Joseph Berton, and James Elzie -
wonder where "Bert" was headed off to all dressed up and packed... 
Lester Robert "Lec" Thomas


Anne Gillespie Mitchell said...

Interesting blog and amazing photos! I saw you post this link in the chat window on my video presentation today.

Jodi Roessler said...

Thanks so much for checking it out Anne! Maybe we'll find a Virginia connection!