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James Mathus Absher
and Dora Bell Dixon

James Mathus Absher b 2 Mar 1886 Russell Co VA d 26 Aug 1953 Raven, Tazewell Co VA; age 67 years, 5 months, 24 days; buried Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery, Richlands, VA; s/o James Gillman Absher and Frances Fannie Sparks. James Mathus Absher m. 30 Aug 1906 Raven VA to Dora Bell Dixon b 1890 Buchanan Co VA; d/o John H Dixon and Caldonia Callie Jackson. James Absher was listed as a retired coal miner on his death certificate. Children of James Mathus Absher and Dora Bell Dixon;

1. Emma Mae Absher b 1910 Tazewell Co VA; m. 4 Aug 1964 roanoke VA to Charles Pernell Logwood b 1910 Roanoke VA; s/o William Robert Logwood and Estelle Coffey. Emma was listed as single at the time of this marriage and Charles was listed as widowed. Emma Mae Absher m. (2) Living Wood.

2. Ina Frances Absher b 9 Jun 1911 d 6 May 1981 Roanoke VA; lung cancer; buried Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke VA; m. 6 Dec 1937 Roanoke VA to (2) Jack Joseph Preas 1901 Bedford Co VA; s/o George Harvey Preas and Bettie Holdren. Ina was 26 and divorced at the time of this marriage. Jack was single. Inda Frances Absher m. 22 May 1928 Raven, Tazewell Co VA to Wade Irvin b 1907 Alexander, NC; s/o James Wilburn Irvin and Louetta Thomas.

3. Ulvia Absher b 3 Jul 1913 d 23 Aug 1981 Salem VA; breast cancer; Camelot Hall Nursing Home; buried Fair View Cemetery, Roanoke VA; m. Herman Henry Fielder b 28 Apr 1902 VA d 4 Nov 1959 Roanoke VA; s/o Edgar Fielder and Jennie Sink.

4. Fannie Idell Absher b 10 Aug 1916 Tazewell Co VA d 30 Apr 2004 Richlands, Tazewell Co VA; m. 18 May 1935 Russell, Greer Co OK to Conley Eddie Dye b 13 May 1908 Swords Creek, Russell Co VA d 15 Feb 1955 Richlands, Tazewell Co VA. Children of Conley Eddie Dye and Fannie Idell Absher; i. James Patton Dye b 1 Mar 1947 VA d 15 Sept 1948 Russell Co VA ii. Tora Faye Dye b 20 May 1950 Tazewell VA d 19 Dec 2015 Richlands, Tazewell Co VA iii. Bonnie Sue Dye

5. Marquis Paul Absher b 19 Feb 1919 d 24 Feb 1966; m. Female Barker.

6. Reva Absher b 1921 Raven VA; m. 14 Sept 1954 Tazewell Co VA to Ralph Deskins b 1914 Buchanan Co VA; s/o Daniel Deskins and Alice McGuire.

7. Troy Vernon Absher b 28 Jun 1923 VA d 8 May 1983 Marion, Smyth VA

8. James Mathes Absher m. 9 Oct 1945 Tazewell VA to (1) Elreta M Summers b 1924 Swiss WV; d/o I G Summers and Bertha Livesay. James Mathes Absher Jr b 16 Jul 1925; m. 25 Mar 1988 Tazewell VA to (3) Emma Rose Conley b 9 Dec 1925; d/o Joseph Clarence Dorsey and Annie May Livesay. James Mathes Absher m. 13 Apr 1961 Tazewell Co VA to (2) Jacqueline Price b 1930 Raven VA; d/o Lafayette Elswick and Bertha Bell Wyatt. James was listed as divorced and she was listed as widowed at the time of this 2nd marriage.

9. Donald Blane Absher b 24 Dec 1927 Richland VA; m. 19 Aug 1949 Richaland, Tazewell Co VA to (1) Freda Delories Lambert b 1933 Raven VA; d/o Jessie Elander Lambert and Annie Bell Jones. Donald's marriage to Freda ended in divorce on 24 Jan 1957. Donald Blane Absher m. 26 Jan 1957 Wayne Co IN to (2) Gladys Lowe b 3 Nov 1938 Richland VA; d/o Perry Lowe and Ethel Hodgins. Donald Blane Absher is listed as a Machine Operator on this marriage certificate. This marriage is listed as Gladys Lowe's 1st marriage.


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