Descendants of James Cooper RILEY

Fourth Generation

(Continued)


127. William Alvin LEWIS 1 (Georgia Elizabeth YELVINGTON , Mary Ann RILEY , James Cooper ) was born 1 on 1 Jan 1921. He died 2 on 21 Jan 2002 in Wynnewood, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania.

William married Nicule Joan ALGIERI on 23 Nov 1967.

They had the following children.

  334 M i Living.
        Living married Rose MAROTTA.
  335 F ii Living.
        Living married Joseph SULVETTA.
+ 336 M iii Living.

128. Living (Ruben Alfrord YELVINGTON , Mary Ann RILEY , James Cooper ).

Living married Anna Ruth RIDGWAY.

They had the following children.

+ 337 M i Living.
+ 338 F ii Living.

Living also married Nancy Carrol ROYALTY.

131. Living (Susan Anna YELVINGTON , Mary Ann RILEY , James Cooper ).

Living married Living "Buck", son of Living and Living. Living was born. He died. He was buried.

Buck was Gregg County Clerk from January 1, 1963 until his retirement in 1981.
Longview Daily News, Thurdsay July 3, 1986
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FORMER COUNTY CLERK BIRDSONG DEAD AT 61
   Former Gregg County Clerk, B. M. "Buck" Birdsong of Longview died Wednesday afternoon in a local hospital following a brief illness.  He was 61.  Services will be held 4 p.m. Thursday at Rader Funeral Home in Longview with the Rev. Gus Browning officiating.  Burial will be in Danville Cemetery in Kilgore.  Birdsong was a native and lifetime resident of Longview. He served as Gregg County Clerk for 19 years.  Birdsong had worked as an employee in the clerk's office for 10 1/2 years, and moved up to head the office in 1963, succeeding Lewis Richardson.  Until his retirement in 1982, Birdsong had been only the third county clerk in this century for Gregg County.
Longtime County Clerk Dush Shaw was appointed to the office in November, 1898, and served until he was succeeded by Richardson in 1945.
Birdsong was 36 when he was first elected to office. He announced on November 26, 1981, that he would take early retirement at age 56 so he and his wife could take advantage of the time to "enjoy life and turn our pursuits toward our own private lives."  He said he planned to "raise a few cows, grow a few vegetables and catch a few fish."  He still had a year left on his term when he retired, and the commissioners court appointed Bob Rodgers to serve as interim clerk until the end of the term. Rodgers had said if appointed, he would not seek election to the job.
   A crowded field of candidates then filed, and Janice Hancock was elected.  Mrs. Hancock said the county clerk's office would be closed at 3 p.m. Thursday so employees could attend the funeral.
   Birdsong was a member of the Winterfield Methodist Church and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He
was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Forgein Wars.  He is survived by his wife, Bernice; a son, B. M. "Buck" Jr. of Kilgore; daughter, Bonnie Day of Houston; four grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Susie Story of Longview.
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Berneice and Buck had the following children.

+ 339 M i Living.
+ 340 F ii Living.

132. Living (Thomas Odis YELVINGTON , Mary Ann RILEY , James Cooper ).

Living married Earl C. WILSON. Living died.

They had the following children.

  341 F i Living.

133. Patrick Henry RILEY Jr. 1, 2 (Patrick Henry , Joseph Holmes , James Cooper ) was born 1, 3 on 14 Nov 1917 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas. He died 3 on 15 Jan 2001 in Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas. He was buried 3 in Oaklawn Cemetery, Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas.

Obituary excerpt from the Pine Bluff Commercial, 16 January 2001 edition:
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  Patrick H. Riley Jr., 83, of Monticello, formerly of Star City, died January 15, 2001, at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home at Monticello.  He was born November 14, 1917, at Pine Bluff, a son of the late Patrick H. Riley Sr. and Ida Mae Thompson Riley. He was the retired owner of Lincoln County Butane Gas Company and Riley's Furniture and Appliance.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Star City. He was on the board of directors of the Bank of Star City and past president of the Arkansas LP Gas Association. He served on the Arkansas Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board and on the Lincoln County State Democratic Committee.  He was post commander of the American Legion Roy Jason Fish Post 32 at Star City and past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the South Pacific.
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Patrick married Melissa Withers DOZIER "Mickey" on 7 Dec 1947. Mickey was born on 15 Sep 1918. She died on 6 Jan 1987.

They had the following children.

  342 M i
Edward Earl STONE 1 was born on 19 Mar 1937 1 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co. Arkansas 1. He died on 16 Sep 2006 1 in Springdale, Washington Co., Arkansas 1.

Jan 2001:  residing in Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas.

Obituary excerpt from the "Pine Bluff Commercial", September 23, 2006.
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   SPRINGDALE - Edward Earl Stone, 69, of Springdale, formerly of Monticello, died Sept. 16, at his home.  He was born March 19, 1937, at Pine Bluff, a son of the late Edward Earl Stone and Melissa Dozier Riley, and of the late Pat H. Riley, who raised him.  He was a longtime professor of English and world literature at the University of Arkansas at Monticello before retiring. He also held teaching positions at Elaine and Crossett.
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+ 343 F ii Living.
+ 344 F iii Living.
  345 M iv Living.

134. Margaret Phoebe "Phoebe" RILEY 1 (Patrick Henry , Joseph Holmes , James Cooper ) was born 1 on 20 Dec 1923. She died 2 on 30 Jun 2001 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas. She was buried 2 in Oakland Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas.

Obituary from the Pine Bluff Commercial, 2 July 2001 edition:
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MONTICELLO -- Margaret Phoebe Riley Snoddy, 77, of Monticello, died June 30, 2001, at University Hospital at Little Rock.
  She was born December 20, 1923, at Pine Bluff, a daughter of the late Patrick Riley Sr. and Ida Mae Thompson Riley.  She was a member of First Baptist Church at Monticello and a homemaker.  
   She was preceded in death by her husband, David Benjamin Snoddy Sr.  Survivors include a son, Dr. David Benjamin Snoddy of Little Rock; and two grandsons.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home at Monticello with the Rev. David Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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Phoebe married Living, son of Living, on 10 Dec 1950. David was born on 10 Mar 1924. He died on 16 Jul 1994 in Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas.

They had the following children.

+ 346 M i Living.

136. Floyd Hawkins RILEY [scrapbook] 1 (James William , Joseph Holmes , James Cooper ) was born 2 on 25 Feb 1915 in Fountain Hill, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was baptized on 1 Aug 1927 3 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3. He died 2 on 17 Dec 2003 in Sacramento, California from heart attack. He was buried 2 on 3 Jan 2004 in Placerville Cemetery, El Dorado Co., California.

Floyd resided at 2757 16th St. in 1944 4 in Richmond, Contra Costa Co., California 4.

Obituary excerpt (Ashley County Ledger):
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  Floyd H. Riley, 87, was born at Fountain Hill on February 25, 1915, and died at Sacramento, CA, on December 17, 2003, of a heart attack. He attended schools in Fountain Hill and Hamburg and was raised on the family farm near Berea. He was a descendant of early Ashley County settlers James Cooper Riley (great grandfather) who help lay out the town of Hamburg and Joseph Holmes Riley, (grandfather) who served as county judge. A farmer at heart, he also was a carpenter, shipwright, office machine repairman and merchant. During the depression, he worked for the W.P.A. in Jerome. During World War II, he worked for Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, CA. During the early 1950s, he moved his family to South Lake Tahoe where he and his wife Oberlin established Tahoe Office Supply. After selling Tahoe Office Supply in the mid 1970's, Floyd worked for the Livermore, CA, school district until he retired.  He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, of which he was active as a deacon and elder. He was also a former member of the Kiwanis Club, Nature Club and Camera Club. Floyd enjoyed fishing, hunting, CB radio, and his computer.
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Floyd married Annis Oberlin FRENCH "Oberlin", daughter of William FRENCH and Living, on 29 Dec 1937 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. Oberlin was born on 22 Nov 1920 in Arkansas. She died on 27 May 1987 in Sacramento Co., California. She was buried in Placerville Cemetery, El Dorado Co., California.

Obituary published in the 3 June 1987 edition of the Ashley County Ledger (Arkansas).

They had the following children.

+ 347 M i Living.
+ 348 M ii Living.
+ 349 F iii Living.
+ 350 F iv Living.

Floyd also married Esther Evelyn COX "Evelyn" on 10 Apr 1988. Evelyn was born on 20 Sep 1916. She died on 19 Dec 1993.

Floyd also married Myrtle Virginia HOLDER on 11 Apr 1994. Myrtle was born on 12 Jan 1919. She died on 7 Sep 2003 in Yountville, Napa Co., California.


137. Kenneth Holmes RILEY (James William , Joseph Holmes , James Cooper ) was born 1, 2, 3 on 29 Aug 1916 in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was baptized 4 in 1929 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died 2, 5 on 29 Sep 1988 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas.

Obituary published in the Oct 5, 1988, edition of the Ashley County Ledger.

Kenneth married Glennie Laverne LUCAS "Laverne", daughter of Basil G. LUCAS and Alice M. DENTON, on 25 Mar 1944. Laverne was born on 21 May 1918. She died on 26 Aug 2002.

They had the following children.

+ 351 F i Living.

138. James Arthur "Bo" RILEY 1 (James William , Joseph Holmes , James Cooper ) was born 1, 2, 3 on 16 Oct 1918 in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was baptized 4 in 1933 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died 1, 5 on 10 Sep 1995 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas. He was buried 6 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Operated an air conditioning business in Little Rock (Reflections of Ashley County, p. 376).
Obituary published in the 13 Sep 1995 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.
Headstone indicates his military service in WW II: "MM1, US Navy, WW II"

Bo married Ludy Belle PRITCHARD on 19 Apr 1945.

They had the following children.

+ 352 F i Living.
+ 353 M ii James Arthur RILEY Jr. was born on 8 Jan 1953. He died on 7 Jan 2008.

Bo also married Virginia COURSON on 4 Sep 1981.

139. Living (James William , Joseph Holmes , James Cooper ).

Living married John William KILCREASE, son of Arelius C. KILCREASE Sr. and Ophelia Georgey KELLEY. Living was born. He died. He was buried.

Obituary published in the 15 Sep 1982 edition of the Ashley County Ledger.

Mattie and John had the following children.

+ 354 F i Living.
+ 355 M ii Living.
+ 356 M iii Living.

Living also married Louis WALLACE.

141. Frances Pauline "Polly" RILEY [scrapbook] 1 (James William , Joseph Holmes , James Cooper ) was born 1, 2, 3 on 27 Mar 1928 in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She died 1 on 15 Jan 1974 in Van Buren Co., Arkansas 4. She was buried 5 on 17 Jan 1974 in Gracelawn Cemetery, Crawford Co., Arkansas.

Polly married Living [scrapbook], son of Living and Living, on 3 Jul 1944 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. George was born on 4 Apr 1926. He died on 15 May 2005 in Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas. He was buried on 18 May 2005 in Gracelawn Cemetery, Crawford Co., Arkansas.

Obituary excerpt from the 18 May 2005 edition of the Ashley County Ledger, Ashley Co., Arkansas
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 George Estelle, 79, of Van Buren died Sunday, May 15, 2005, in a Van Buren nursing home. Born and raised in Hamburg, he was a member of Van Buren First Baptist Church, a retired regional director for the Farmers Home Administration in Crawford County and an U. S. Army veteran. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and had lived in Van Buren since 1955.
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They had the following children.

+ 357 M i George Dennis ESTELLE was born on 8 Apr 1946. He died on 11 Mar 1990.
+ 358 F ii Living.
  359 F iii Living.
        Living married Bob Ed DAVIS.

142. Living (James William , Joseph Holmes , James Cooper ).

Living married Jesse Louis ALLEN "Pat" [scrapbook]. Living was born. He died. He was buried.

They had the following children.

  360 F i Living.
        Living married Richard Duane NARRAMORE.
+ 361 M ii Living.
+ 362 M iii Living.
+ 363 F iv Living.
  364 M v
Jeffery Lynn ALLEN 1 was born 1 on 31 Mar 1968 in Bexar Co., Texas. He died 2 on 31 Mar 1968 in Bexar Co., Texas. He was buried 3 in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, Bexar Co., San Antonio, Texas.

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