James Monroe Blevins
and Louemma Ratliff

James Monroe Blevins - Photo Source Cindy Blevins
Lou Emma Ratliff Blevins - Photo Contributed by Sue Blevins Kovack
James Monroe Blevins b 6 Apr 1890 Letcher Co KY d 10 Feb 1965 MD; s/o James Madison Blevins and Sarah Mullins. James Monroe Blevins m. 23 Nov 1910 to Lou Emma Ratliff (aka Emily) b 12 Jan 1893 Boone Creek, Letcher Co KY d 24 Oct 1976 Bluefield, Mercer Co WV; d/o Henry Ratliff and Mary Polly Hughes. These are the maternal grandparents of Sue Blevins Kovack. Children of James Monroe Blevins and Lou Emma Ratliff;

1. Dewey Blevins b 17 Sept 1912 Hellier, Pike Co KY d 26 Sept 1912 Hellier, Pike Co KY; age 9 days; buried Lookout Cemetery, Ashcamp, Pike Co KY.

2. Elmer Haskill Blevins b abt 1914 KY

3. Thelma Blevins b 22 Sept 1915 Hellier, Pike Co KY d 3 Oct 1915 Hellier, Pike Co KY; age 11 days; buried Lookout Cemetery, Ashcamp, Pike Co KY.

4. Edmond Blevins b 2 Apr 1916 Hellier Pike Co KY d 5 Apr 1916 Hellier, Pike Co KY; age 3 days; buried Lookout Cemetery, Ashcamp, Pike Co KY.

5. Ruby Levone Blevins b 27 Oct 1918 Pike Co KY d 3 Aug 1990 Phoenix AZ; m. to (1) James Wallace Jim Blevins b 22 Mar 1903 Glamorgan, Wise Co VA d 14 May 1957 Oak Hill, Fayette Co WV; s/o Wick Henry Blevins and Evalena James. Ruby Levone Blevins m. 2nd to Wilbur Dudley Toney. Ruby and Jim Blevins are the parents of Sue Blevins Kovack.

6. Virginia Irene Blevins b abt 1921 KY; m. 1936 Clifford Eugene Buddy Blevins; s/o Matthew Mack Blevins and Mary Alice Booth.

7. Thomas E Blevins (s/o Sadie Hall and William Willie Blevins) Nephew of Louemma Ratliff and James Monroe Blevins. They raised him)

8. Elster Blevins b 1 Oct 1916 Hellier, Pike Co KY d 31 Oct 1918 Hellier, Pike Co KY; age 2 years; buried Lookout Cemetery, Ashcamp, Pike Co KY

9. Lorraine Blevins b 4 Oct 1922 Pike Co KY d 13 Oct 1922 Pike Co KY; age 9 days; buried Lookout Cemetery, Ashcamp, Pike Co KY

10. Denver Lee Blevins b 24 Oct 1923 Hellier, Pike Co KY d 8 Nov 1923 Hellier, Pike Co KY; age 15 days; buried Lookout Cemetery, Ashcamp, Pike Co KY

11. Monroe Blevins b 2 May 1925 Pike Co KY d 2 May 1925 Pike Co KY; buried Lookout Cemetery, Ashcamp, Pike Co KY

12. Edford H Blevins b 2 Apr 1926 Hellier, Pike Co KY d 5 Apr 1926 Pike Co KY; age 3 days; buried Lookout Cemetery, AShcamp, Pike Co KY

13. Willa Mae Blevins b 9 Dec 1929 Hellier, Pike Co KY d 11 Nov 1996 Merritt Island, Brevard Co FL; age 66; buried Montgomery Memorial Park, London, Kanawha Co WV; m. William Bill Fleming b 16 Jul 1929 d 10 Sept 2003


Obituary: Lou Emma Ratliff Blevins
12 Jan 1893 - 24 Oct 1976

Mrs. Emily Ratliff Blevins, 83, of Bluefield WV formerly of Pikeville, Kentucky, died at 12 noon Sunday 24 Oct 1976 at the Bluefield Hospital following a short illness. Born January 12, 1893 in Letcher County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Hughes Ratliff. She was a member of the Regular Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Monroe Blevins on February 10, 1966. Survivors include two sons, Elmer H Blevins of Bluefield, WV and Thomas E Blevins of Marion, IN; three daughters, Mrs. Irene Blevins of Woodbridge, VA, Mrs. Ruby Tony of Douglas Ariizona and Mrs. Willa Mae Fleming of Boomer WV; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Gamble of Miami, FL and Mrs. Nancy Hall of Louisville, Kentucky; two brothers, G. E. Ratliff of Fullerton, WV and Earl Ratliff of Cincinnatti, OH; 19 grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the J. W. Call & Son Funeral Home chapel with Fon Bowling and others officiating. Burial will follow in the Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, Kentucky. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of J. W. Call & Son Funeral Home, Pikeville, The body is in the chapel where friends may call. Pallbearers will be grandsons; Dean R Blevins, Larry R Blevins, Jack D Blevins, Rodney L Blevins, Terry Fleming and Roger S Blevins.


Thanks to Sue Blevins Kovack for submitting this family's photos and information.


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