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3) Verdie Brewer:
        born 20 Jul 1904 Washington Co, VA; birth record;
        died 13 Jun 1996 Bristol, Sullivan, TN; 
        buried Glenwood- Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan, TN; tombstone photo;
        Social Security record;
        Verdie married (1) Walter James Shepherd c. 1920  
                            (born 07 May 1899 Andover, Wise, VA;
                            died 10 Jul 1943 Inman, Wise, VA;
                            death certificate; cause of death: chronic myocarditis due to arterial hypertension;
                            buried Riverview Cemetery, East Stone Gap, Wise,VA; 
                            son of Andrew Jackson "Andy" Shepherd and
                            Mary Elizabeth Hall (20 Aug 1868 Wise Co, VA-14 Dec 1947 Norton, Wise, VA; buried
                            Laurel Grove Cemetery, Norton, Wise, VA); Mary married (2) Jack Spears;
                            WWI draft registration card; signature:

                             );
        children: 
              1) Edna Mae Shepherd - born 08 Jan 1921 Wise Co, VA; 
                       died 29 Sep 2006 Asheville, Buncombe, NC; funeral noticeobituary
                       buried Barnes Cemetery, Marion, McDowell, NC; tombstone photo;
                       census records for Edna;
                       Edna married (1) Sturme Wesley Brooks
                               (born 29 Mar 1922 Rogersville, Hawkins, TN; 
                               died 07 Feb 1945 Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany;
                               cause of death: killed in action during WWII;
                               buried Glencoe Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Wise, VA; tombstone photo;
                                U.S. Army - WWII; enlistment record; headstone application
)
                       children: 
                            1) Roger Allen Brooks - born 08 Jun 1942 Inman, Wise, VA; birth record;
                                     died 19 Aug 2006 Marion, McDowell, NC; obituary;  
                                     buried Murphys Chapel Cemetery, McDowell Co, NC; tombstone photo;
                                     U.S. Army (18 Sep 1961-05 Sep 1964); service record; Social Security record;
                                     married Judy Pittman (living?)
                                     children: 
                                          1) Gregory Allen Brooks - living?; married?; children?  
                             2) Edna Joyce Brooks - living?; 
                                      married Gordon Lendell Dellinger (living?)
                                      divorced 04 Dec 1985 Forsyth Co, NC;
                                      children:
                                          1) Rickey Gordon Dellinger - living?; married?; children?  
                                          2) Mark Allen Dellinger - living?; married?; children?  
                       Edna married (2) Eugene Henry Rasnick
                                       (born 31 Jul 1916 Washington Co, VA; birth record;
                                       died 22 Mar 1994 Avery Co, NC; 
                                       buried Barnes Cemetery, Marion, McDowell, NC; tombstone photo
                                       Eugene married (1) Gay Hurley on 11 Aug 1940 Bland Co, VA; marriage record)
                       children: 
                              3) Brenda Carol Rasnick
                                        born 28 Aug 1948 Bristol, Sullivan, TN; 
                                        died 01 Jun 2007 Morehead City, Carteret, NC; obituary
                                        children: 
                                              1) Gregory Allen Brooks (raised by Roger and Judy Brooks - see above) -
                                                       living?; married?; children?         
                                        Brenda married (1) Kester Waits Buchanan Jr
                                               (born 22 Oct 1948 MA;
                                               died 06 Apr 2008:
                                               son of Kester Waits Buchanan Sr (28 Apr 1916 Spruce Pine, Mitchell, NC-29 Jul 1989 Valdese, Burke, NC;
                                               U.S. Air Force - WWII)
and
                                               Ora Willard "Billie" Medlin (04 Apr 1916 Union Co, NC-11 Dec 1988 Morganton, Burke, NC);
                                               Kester and Ora buried Hillcrest Memorial Park, Valdese, Burke, NC; tombstone photos)
                                        divorced 05 Jan 1971 McDowell Co, NC; divorce record;
                                        children: 
                                                2) Sandy Buchanan - living?; 
                                                       married ____ Casey (living?); children? 
                                                3) Janet Marie Buchanan - living?; married?; children? 
                                                4) Steven Lee Buchanan - living?; married?; children?         
                                        Brenda married (2) Ronald Jimmy Anderson on 02 Jun 1972
                                                    (born 08 Dec 1951 NC;
                                                    died 01 Jun 1973 Marion, McDowell, NC;
                                                    buried Thomas Cemetery, Buncombe Co, NC;
                                                    death certificate; cause of death: gunshot wound to the chest (shot by police while escaping police custody);
                                                    news articles regarding Ronald's death;
                                        children?      
                                        Brenda married (3) Kester Waits Buchanan Jr on 21 Feb 1975 Bristol, VA - see marriage #1 above
                                        marriage record for Brenda and Kester;
                                        divorced 23 Oct 1987 Cleveland, Rowen, NC; divorce record;
                                        Brenda married (4)
Demerius G Chadwick on 27 May 1996 Beaufort, NC (living?);      
                              4) Michael Eugene Rasnick - born 31 Dec 1950 Sullivan Co,TN; 
                                        died 22 May 1977 McDowell Co, NC; obituary/news article;
                                        buried Barnes Cemetery, Marion, McDowell, NC; tombstone photo;
                                        Social Security record;
                                        married Julie Mills (living?);    
                                        children: 
                                             1) Barbara Jean Rasnick - living?; married?; 
                                                         children: 
                                                             1) Phillip Lance Rasnick - living?; married?; children? 
                                             2) Susie Ann Rasnick - living?; married?; children?
                              5) Phillip Henry Rasnick - born 14 Feb 1963 Marion, McDowell, NC; 
                                        died 12 or 15 Mar 1995 Morgantown, Burke, NC (discrepancy in records);
                                        buried Barnes Cemetery, Marion, McDowell, NC; tombstone photo;
                                        Social Security record;
                                        married?; children? 
                              6) Wanda Faye Rasnick - living?; 
                                        married Edwin Lee Cresawn on 05 Mar 1968 Marion, McDowell, NC
                                                (born 20 Nov 1947 Avery Co, NC;
                                                died 15 Sep 2012; obituary - includes photo;
                                                buried North Cove Baptist Church Cemetery, Marion, McDowell, NC;
                                                son of Troy Lee Cresawn and Mlldred Phillips;
                                                Edwin also married Mary McClain);
                                        marriage record for Wanda and Edwin
                                        divorced 02 Jun 1993 McDowell Co, NC; divorce record;
                                        children? 
                              7) Deborah J Rasnick - living?; 
                                        married L J Wiseman (living?); children?
              2) Mary Virginia Shepherd - born 20 Aug 1922 Wise Co, VA; 
                         died 13 Sep 2011 Marion, McDowell, NC; obituary
                         buried Bethel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Marion, McDowell, NC; tombstone photo;  
                         married Henry Carson Mahan on 24 Aug 1941 Appalachia, Wise, VA
                                      (born c. 1922 Arno, Wise, VA;
                                      died 28 Apr 1964 Washington Co, TN; obituary;
                                      buried Riverview Cemetery, East Stone Gap, Wise, VA;
                                      unknown branch - WWII);
                         marriage record for Mary and Henry;
                         children:  
                              1) Wilma Louise Mahan - living?;
                                       married Arthur Creed Smith III on 15 Jul 1961 Derby, Wise, VA
                                                (living?; son of Arthur Creed Smith Jr and Nouvenia Qualls);
                                       marriage record for Wilma and Arthur;
                                       children:
                                           1) David Lee Smith - living?; married?; children?
                                           2) Brian Creed Smith - living?; married?; children?
                              2) Jerry Carson Mahan - living?;
                                        married Patricia Louise Wiseman (living?);
                                        children:
                                            1) Terry Dwayne Mahan - born 08 Sep 1973 McDowell Co, NC; birth record;
                                                       died 18 Sep 1973 Asheville, Buncombe, NC; funeral notice;
                                                       cause of death: cardio-respiratory failure due to severe anemia and erythoblastosis;
                                                       buried McDowell Memorial Park, Marion, McDowell, NC; tombstone photo;
                              3) Charles Ray I Mahan - born 18 Oct 1946;
                                         died 25 Mar 2002 Marion, McDowell, NC; 
                                         buried McDowell Memorial Park, East Marion, McDowell, NC; tombstone photo;
                                         married Jewel Elaine ____ (living?);
                                         children:
                                              1) Angel Elaine Mahan - living?; married?;
                                                         children:
                                                             1) Elaina Brooke Mahan - living?; married?; children?
                                                         Angel married(?) Cameron Wright (living?; son of Carroll Wright and Helen Howell);
                                                         children:
                                                             2) Cameron Mitchell Mahan - born 28 Nov 1996 Marion, McDowell, NC;
                                                                        died 28 Nov 1996 Marion, McDowell, NC; obituary
                                                                        buried McDowell Memorial Park, Marion, McDowell, NC; tombstone photo
                                              2) Amanda Hope Mahan - living?; married?; children?  
                                              3) Charles Ray II "Charlie" Mahan - born c. 1970;
                                                         died 01 Aug 2012; obituary
                                                         buried McDowell Memorial Park, East Marion, McDowell, NC; tombstone photo;
                                                         married?;
                                                         children: 
                                                            1) William Scott "Scotty" Mahan - living?; married?; children?    
                              4) David Wesley Mahan - born 19 Mar 1949 Wise Co, VA;
                                        died 05 Apr 2009; obituary;
                                        buried McDowell Memorial Park, East Marion, McDowell, NC; tombstone photo;
                                        married Brenda ____ (living?);
                                        divorced 02 Jan 1985 McDowell Co, NC 
                                        children:
                                             1) Victoria Lynn Mahan - living?; married ____ Hudson (living?);
                                                       children: 
                                                           1) Kimberly Hudson - living?; married?; children?  
                                                           2) Laura Hudson - living?; married?; children?   
                              5) Thelma Joan "Pam" Mahan - born 24 Apr 1952 Wise Co, VA; birth record
                                         died 02 Jan 2017 Asheville, Buncombe, NC; obituary - includes photo;
                                         buried Asheville Community Cemetery, Marion, McDowell, NC;
                                         married Roger Dale Andrews (living?);
                                         children:
                                              1) Melissa Darlene "Missy" Andrews - living?;
                                                        married John Effler (living?);
                                                        children:
                                                            1) Cameron Effler - living?; married?; children?  
                                                            2) Traybin Effler - living?; married?; children?  
                              6) Rita Gay Mahan - living?;
                                        Rita married (1) Keith Alvin Seagle by 1975 (living?);
                                        divorced 16 Oct 1980 McDowell Co, NC;
                                        children: 
                                            1) Jennifer Lynn Seagle - living?; married?; children?  
                                        Rita married (2) Marlin Ranze or Russell Allison on 04 Apr 1986 SC
                                                (born 11 Sep 1947 McDowell Co, NC;
                                                died 09 Jul 2015 Fayetteville, Cumberland, NC;
                                                buried Living Waters Cemetery, McDowell Co, NC);
                                        divorced 12 Sep 1990 McDowell Co, NC;
                                        children?   
                              7) Robert Wayne Mahan - living?;
                                        U.S. Army; news article regarding Roberts service
                                        married Lisa JoAnn McKinney (living?);
                                        divorced 27 Jun 2002 McDowell Co, NC; divorce record;
                                        children:
                                            1) Brandi Neneve Mahan - born 01 Jun 1986 Marion, McDowell, NC;
                                                      died 30 Dec 2016 Marion, McDowell, NC;
                                                      buried Murphy Chapel Cemetery, McDowell Co, NC;
                                                      married?;
                                                      children:
                                                           1) Michael "Aston" Lamb - living?; married?; children?
                                                           2) Aaliyah Neneve Joleen Lamb - living?; married?; children?
                              8) Billy Lowell Mahan - living?; married?; children?
                              9) Andy J Mahan - living?;
                                       Andy married (1) Barbara Jean Fletcher on 31 Dec 1981 SC (living?);
                                       divorced 08 May 1990 McDowell Co, NC;
                                       children:
                                            1) Nicholas Mahan - living?; married?; children?
                                       Andy married (2) Donna ______ (living?); children?
              3) Paul James Shepherd - born 03 Apr 1924 Washington Co, VA; 
                       died 15 Jun 2007 Elizabethton, Carter, TN; obituary - includes photo
                       buried Glenwood- Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan, TN; tombstone photo;
                        U.S. Army - WWII, Korea; enlistment and service records;
                       married Berchie Elizabeth Payne
                               (born 02 Aug 1926 Bristol, Sullivan, TN;
                               died 31 May 2018 Bristol, Sullivan, TN; obituary - includes photo;
                               buried Glenwood- Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan, TN)
                       children: 
                            1) Paula Susan Shepherd - living?; 
                                       married Herb Montgomery (living?); children?
                            2) Sharon Ann Shepherd - living?; 
                                       married Larry Allen Carrier
                                               (born 26 Mar 1956; died 23 Feb 2010);
                                       children? 
                            3) Mary Beth Shepherd - living?; 
                                       married David Abston (living?); children?
                            4) Lori Verdie Lynn Shepherd - living?; 
                                       Lori married (1) ____ Davis (living?); children?  
                                       Lori married (2) Jesse Jay Smith on 27 Jul 1985 Bristol, VA (living?);
                                       marriage record for Lori and Jesse;
                                       children?  
                                       Lori married (3) Steve Hill (living?); children?  
                            5) Angela Ruth Shepherd - living?; 
                                       married Frank Peters (living?); children?
                            6) James Eric Shepherd - living?; 
                                       married Jarene ____ (living?); children? 
                            7) Bonnie Shepherd - living?; 
                                       married Greg Greene (living?); children? 
                            8) Robin Renee Shepherd - born 18 Jan 1956 Bristol, VA; birth record;
                                       died 14 Aug 1993;
                                       Social Security record;
                                       Robin married (1) Kenneth Wayne Smith on 01 Feb 1972 Bristol, VA (living?);
                                       marriage record for Robin and Kenneth;
                                       divorced;
                                       children? 
                                       Robin married (2) Michael Eugene Delp on 22 Mar 1974 Washington Co, VA (living?);
                                       marriage record for Robin and Michael;
                                       children?
              4) Roy Elmer Shepherd - born 24 Feb 1926 Wise Co, VA; birth record;
                          died 23 Mar 2012 Bristol, Sullivan, TN; obituary
                          buried Glenwood- Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan, TN; 
                          U.S. Army - WWII; enlistment record;
                          married Mildred E Glover (living?);
                          children:
                             1) Mark Shepherd - living?; married Rieke Bohlken (living?); children?
                             2) Donna Shepherd - living?; married Elmer Oliver (living?);
                                         children:
                                             1) Jon David Oliver - living?; married?; children?
                                             2) Amy Oliver - living?; married?; children?
              5) Warren Joel "Junior" Shepherd - born 14 Nov 1928 Inman, Wise, VA;
                          died 17 Feb 2000 Athens, Athens-Clarke, GA; obituary - includes photo;
                          buried Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens, Athens-Clarke, GA; tombstone photo;
                          married?; 
                          children:
                              1) Jamie Benko - living?; married?; children?
                          married Susie Fulghum (living?);
                          no children
              6) Arnold Joseph Shepherd - born 27 Sep 1930 Inman, Wise, VA;
                          died 31 May 1958 Bristol, Sullivan, TN; obituary;
                          death certificate; cause of death: strangulation by hanging (suicide);
                         
buried Riverview Cemetery, East Stone Gap, Wise, VA;
                          unknown branch - Korea;
                          married Evelyn ____ (living?);
                          children:
                               1) Sandra Shepherd - living?; married?; children?
              7) Edith Nadine Shepherd - born 06 Jul 1932 Wise Co, VA;
                          died 27 Apr 2013 Marion, McDowell, NC
obituary - includes photo;
                          buried McDowell Memorial Park, East Marion, McDowell, NC;
                          married Clinton Ray Suttle on 27 Jun 1959 Marion, McDowell, NC
                                             (born 15 Mar 1911 likely Marion, McDowell, NC;
                                             died 15 Mar 1989 Marion, McDowell, NC;  
                                             Clinton married (1) Bertie Hester Clark);
                          children:  
                               1) Larry Wayne Suttle - living?; married Benita ____ (living?);
                                         children:
                                             1) Christopher Suttle - living?; m
arried?; children?
              8) Feba Jane Shepherd - born 24 Apr 1934 Inman, Wise, VA; birth record;
                          died 28 May 1997 Lexington, Fayette, KY; obituary
                          buried Riverview Cemetery, East Stone Gap, Wise, VA;   
                          Social Security record;      
                          married James Allen Bledsoe Sr
                                    (born 03 Mar 1935 Keokee, Lee, VA;
                                    died 09 Nov 2003 Pennington Gap, Lee, VA; obituary;
                                    buried Riverview Cemetery, East Stone Gap, Wise, VA;
                                    James married (2) Diana C ____ on 05 Jun 1954 Wise Co, VA);
                          marriage record for Feba and James;   
                          children:
                              1) James Allen Jr Bledsoe - born 10 Nov 1955 Norton, Wise, VA;
                                          died 05 Mar 2006 Big Stone Gap, Wise, VA; death record;
                                          buried Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Big Stone Gap, Wise, VA;
                                          Social Security record;
                                          James married (1) Carolyn Marie Phipps on 23 Feb 1975 Dryden, Lee, VA (living?);
                                          marriage record for James and Carolyn;
                                          divorced Sep 1981;
                                          children?  
                                          James married (2) Violet Gail Bowers on 24 Oct 1981 Dickenson Co, VA (living?);
                                          marriage record for James and Violet;
                                          children?  
                              2) Kennith Ray Bledsoe - living?;
                                          Kennith
married (1) Beverly Sue Short on 16 Feb 1975 Appalachia, Wise, VA (living?);
                                          marriage record for Kennith and Beverly;

                                          divorced 12 Dec 1981 likely VA;
                                          children?  

                                          Kennith married (2) Lula Diana Powers on 09 Apr 1982 Wise Co, VA (living?);
                                          marriage record for Kennith and Lula;

                                          divorced 27 Sep 1993 Wise Co, VA;
                                          children?  

                                          Kennith married (3) Janice Lenora Griffin on 26 Apr 1997 Wise Co, VA (living?);
                                          marriage record for Kennith and Janice;
                                          children?  
                              3) Judy Ann Bledsoe - living?;
                                          Judy
married (1) Benny K Hibbitts on 11 Dec 1976 Wise Co, VA
                                                  (living?;
                                                  son of Albert Edmond Hibbitts (05 Mar 1923 Wise Co, VA-12 Oct 1994 Louisville, Stark, OH) and
                                                  Margaret Marie Mullins (10 Feb 1924 Wise Co, VA-11 Apr 2002 Massillon, Stark, OH;
                                                  buried Sunset Hills Memory Gardens, North Canton, Stark, OH)
);

                                          marriage record for Judy and Benny;
                                          divorced;
                                          Judy married (2) Joseph Allen McCloud on 24 Aug 1990 Wise Co, VA (living?);
                                          marriage record for Judy and Joseph;
                                         
children?  
              9) Dorothy Frances "Dot" Shepherd
                          born 28 Jan 1936 Inman, Wise, VA; 
                          died 03 May 2002 Misty Waters, Sullivan, TN; obituary
                          buried Glenwood- Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan, TN; crypt photo
                          Dorothy married (1) Pete Arnold (living?)
                          children: 
                               1) Yvonne Arnold - living?; 
                                         married Kenneth C Baldwin (living?);
                                         children: 
                                            1) Emily R Baldwin - living?; married?; children?  
                                            2) Molly V Baldwin - living?; married?; children?  
                               2) Sandra Arnold - living?; 
                                         married Steven Roger Rutledge (living?);
                                         children: 
                                             1) Diva Rutledge - living?; married?; children?  
                                              2) Dena Rutledge - living?; married?; children?    
                                              3) Devin Rutledge - living?; married?; children?
                               3) Tony Arnold - living?; married?;
                                         children: 
                                              1) Daniel Arnold - living?; married?; children?  
                                              2) Christina Arnold - living?; married?; children?  
                            Dorothy married (2) Jesse Fulton c. 1972 (living?);  
                            Dorothy married (3) ____ (living?);  
                            Dorothy married (4) Jesse Fulton (see marriage #2) (living
?);
            10) Walter Phillip "Bud" Shepherd - born 17 Sep 1937 Inman, Wise, VA;
                       died 15 Jul 2016; obituary;
                       married Mary Loretta Hensley on 25 Apr 1959 Marion, McDowell, NC (living?)
                       children:
                            1) Tammy Shepherd - living?;
                                     Tammy married (1) Donnie Hawkins (living?)
                                     children:
                                          1) Mandi Hawkins - living?; married Jeremy Pittman (living?)
                                                    children:
                                                         1) Eli Pittman - living?; married?; children? 
                                                         2) Jake Pittman - living?; married?; children?
                                          2) Dusty Hawkins - living?; married Jennifer Good (living?)
                                                    children:
                                                         1) Hailey Hawkins - living?; married?; children? 
                                     Tammy married (2) Guy Walls Jr (living?); 
                                     children:
                                          3) Misty Walls - living?; married Wesley Camp on 07 May 2016 (living?)
                                                    children:
                                                         1) Watson Scott Camp - living?; married?; children? 
                            2) Timothy Phillip Shepherd - born 05 Jul 1961 McDowell Co, NC; died 18 Mar 1962
                            3) Tonya Gaye Shepherd - living?; married to Johnny Newton (living?)
                                     children:
                                         1) Johnathon Newton - living?; married Hollie Mann (living?)
                                                   children:
                                                        1) Hunter Newton - living?; married?; children? 
                                                        2) Grayson Newton - living?; married?; children? 
                                                        3) Pressley Newton - living?; married?; children? 
                                         2) Chris Newton - living?; married?;
                                                  divorced;
                                                  children:
                                                        1) Christopher Newton - living?; married?; children?  
                                                        2) Gina Newton - living?; married?; children? 
                                                        3) Stephanie Newton - living?; married Andrew Poteat (living?)
                                                                  no children
                              4) Terry Lee Shepherd - living?; married Amy Edwards (living?)
                                        children:
                                             1) Josiah Shepherd - living?; married?; children?  
             11) Eva "Flo" Shepherd - living?; married Bill Johnson (living?); children? 
             12) William Holley Shepherd - born 14 Jun 1940 Inman, Wise, VA;
                          died 22 Dec 1940 Inman, Wise, VA;
                          death certificate; cause of death: acute milk poisoning - baby was given whole cow's milk;
                          buried Riverview Cemetery, East Stone Gap, Wise, VA; tombstone photo        
        Verdie married (2) Robert Holley "Bob" Anderson on 26 Jan 1957 Bristol, VA
                       (born 27 Sep 1897 Washington Co, VA; birth record;
                       died 28 May 1978 Bristol, Sullivan, TN;
                       buried Glenwood- Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan, TN; tombstone photo;
                       son of James Anderson and Mary Elizabeth Cheek);
        marriage record for Verdie and Robert;
        no children