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Henry Melvin Samuel Vanover
and Eliza Wright

Henry Melvin Samuel Vanover b 17 Dec 1878 d 5 Feb 1964; s/o Henry Vanover and Sarah Jane Bentley. Henry Melvin Samuel Vanover m. Eliza Wright b 29 Jul 1882 d 26 Jan 1929; s/o John Wesley Wright and Mary Bentley. Children of Henry Melvin Samuel Vanover and Eliza Wright;

1. Henry Monroe Vanover b 31 Jul 1902 d 23 Nov 1939

2. Nora Vanover b 6 Jan 1905 d 9 Dec 1993 Pike Co KY; m. 27 Jun 1922 Burdine, Letcher Co KY to (1) Atlas Baars b 11 Apr 1900 d 30 Jan 1942 Pike Co KY; s/o John Comer Baars and Cora Johnson. Child of Atlas Baars and Nora Vanover; i. Helen Baars b 12 Jun 1926 d 11 Jan 1999 Robinson Creek, Pike Co KY; buried Vanover Cemetery, East Jenkins KY; m. T T Colley. Children of T T Colley and Helen Baars; I. Camille Colley II. Teddy Colley ii. Frances Baars; m. Male Hall

3. Forester Vanover b 15 Sept 1910 d 3 Mar 1969; m. Ruby Helen Johnson b 11 Mar 1920 Clintwood, Dickenson Co VA d 28 Jan 1994 Clintwood, Dickenson Co VA. Child of Forester Vanover and Ruby Helen Johnson; i. Eliza Forestine Vanover b 11 May 1945 Letcher Co KY d 26 Apr 2009 Letcher Co KY; m. Harvey Gene Elkins b 10 Apr 1938 d 4 Jun 2012; s/o Sol Elkins and Dovie Belcher. Children of Harvey Gene Elkins and Eliza Forestine Vanover; I. Joseph Wall ii. Donna Sehorne iii. Dianna Ratliff iv. Honda Kennedy.

4. Charles Evan Vanover b 11 Nov 1917 d 12 Mar 1920; buried Vanover Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY.


Obituary of Harvey Gene Elkins

Birth: Apr. 10, 1938 Death: Jun. 4, 2012. Harvey Gene Elkins, age 74, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, at his home. Harvey was born on April 10, 1938, to his parents the late Sol Elkins and Dovie Belcher Elkins. He was the husband of the late Eliza Forestine Vanover Elkins, a retired coal miner for Trojan Mining, and a member of the Freewill Baptist. Along with is wife and parents, Harvey was preceded in death by one son, William Elkins. Harvey is survived by one son, Joseph Wall of Nicholasville, Ky., four daughters, Donna Sehorne of Winchester, Ky., Dianna Ratliff of Jenkins, Ky., honda Kennedy of Jenkins, Ky., Joelene Elkins of Jenkins, Ky., three sisters, Nora Belcher, Mollie Stanley, Cora Stanley, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a host of loving family and friends. Funeral services will be 12 noon Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Burdine Freewill Baptist Church, with Teddy Tackett and Bennie McCall officiating. Burial will follow in the Vanover Cemetery at Jenkins, Kentucky.


Obituary of Eliza Forestine Vanover Elkins

Birth: May 11, 1945, Letcher County, Kentucky. Death: Apr. 26, 2009, Letcher County Kentucky. Eliza Elkins (May 11, 1945 - April 26, 2009). Eliza Forestine Elkins age 63 passed away Sunday, April 26th, 2009 at her home. Eliza was born on May 11th, 1945 to her parents the late Forester Vanover and Ruby Helen Vanover. She was the wife of Harvey Gene Elkins, a homemaker, and a member of the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. Along with her parents, Eliza was preceded in death by one son, William Elkins, two sisters, Charlotte Baldwin and Margaret Chiarizia. Along with her husband, Eliza is survived by two sons, Joseph Daniel Wall of Jenkins, Ky., Roger Dale Johnson of Jenkins, Ky., four daughters, Donna Kay Sehorne of Lexington, Ky., Dianna Louise Ratliff of Shelby Gap, Ky., Rhonda Jean Kennedy of Jenkins, Ky., Jolene Elkins of Jenkins, Ky., two brothers, Joseph Vanover of Montague, Ca., Wayne Mullins of Lorrain, Ohio, one sister, Rosa Reed of Lorrain, Ohio, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, host of loving nieces, nephews, and church family. Visitation will be Monday at 6p.m. at Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday, 4-29-2009 at 11a.m. at the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church with Benny McCall and Teddy Tackett officiating. The burial will follow in the Vanover Cemetery, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY.


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