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June 26, 2013 Bios/Obituaries Adena Ruth Stevens Brady   Born December 29, 1926 in McComas, WV she was a daughter of the late Charles William “Bill” and Ocie Graham Stevens.
November 30, 2012 Bios/Obituaries Maxine Oris Spicer Born Feb 4, 1937 in McComas, daughter of Johnny and Mammie Spice
September 20, 2013 Bios/Obituaries Shirley A. Spaulding Kennett September 14, 2012 Born in Crystal, WV Aug 23, 1940 daughter of late Hayden and Gertie Spalding.  She was a 1959 graduate of McComas High School
August 22, 2012 Home Windmill Gap Reunion
McComas Reunion
New photos of old Pinnacle and Crane Creek Elementary Schools
August 22, 2011 Home Windmill Gap Reunion announcement
April 19, 2011 Bios/Obituaries Bonnie Bell Bailey Hodge Born at Windmill Gap on May 19, 1923 to Grover Cleveland and Mabel O'Brien Bailey.
December 29, 2010 Home Area Info December 29, 2010 Bluefield Daily Telegraph article about the Crane Creek Area Food Band ran by Vicky Kennett at the Crane Creek Pentecostal Holiness Church in McComas.
December 4, 2010 Residents Remembered Ralph M. Shrewsbury's Memories of McComas
December 4, 2010 Bios/Obituaries John Lewis Belcher Jr. Obituary
Ernie Ray Belcher Obituary
November 17, 2010 Bios/Obituaries Gladys Leona Browning Harless Obituary
October 17, 2010 Bios/Obituaries Alma Comorose Fuda Obituary
Bobby Eugene Odle Obituary
September 17, 2010 Bios/Obituaries James Kenneth "Ken" Hurst Obituary
September 17, 2010 Bios/Obituaries Betty Spencer Wellman Obituary
August 22, 2010 Bios/Obituaries Inez Fay Fuda Obituary
August 22, 2010 Home Page
  • Apr 25, 2010  article by Bill Archer Friends come home for third annual McComas Memory Walk
  • Aug 11, 2010 article by Wilson Butt under Area Info
October 29, 2009 Bios/Obituaries David Regan Obituary
October 26, 2009 Bios/Obituaries
September 12, 2009 Bios/Obituaries  Alma Shrader Spinella Obituary
July 31, 2009

Bios/Obituaries

Margaret Huffman Davis  Obituary
July 31, 2009 Home Page - Area Info September 12, 2009 at 1:00 pm Announcement and email from Diane East Worrell
July 21, 2009 Military James Irvon Poore Read and enjoy - James shares his distinguished military career.
June 2, 2009

Bios/Obituaries

Mary Ellen Graham Wimmer Obituary
May 25, 2009 Home Page McComas Memory Walk 1st installment of photos click here... (photos supplied by Pat & Jim Smith, Garland Elmore, Judy Cole Dodd , Chris Tooley Whitmore)

McComas Memory Walk how it started  click here.. (Jim Spencer's background on the 1st walk)

April 25, 2009 Former McComas residents join for walk down memory lane By Bill Archer Bluefield Daily Telegraph read more...
 

May 25, 2009 Area Schools &
Home Page under Pinnacle Elementary
2 new photos from Betty Todd with 1950-51 Pinnacle Elementary students - help us identify them view it ...
April 10, 2009

Bios/Obituaries

Donna Fay King Stout     Obituary
Dayton Randall Harvey  Obituary
March 2, 2009

Area Schools & Home Page under Mora Elementary

Mora Elementary School, McComas, WV   Grade 1 & 2 1946/1947  view it...
Feb 21, 2009

Home Page

February 21, 2009 Family’s McDowell County roots extend to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame By Bill Archer Bluefield Daily Telegraph - Maybeury read more...
Feb 4, 2009

 Bios/Obituaries

Gary Wayne Gibson  Obituary
Jan 19, 2009

   Bios/Obituaries

Kathleen Cole Obituary
Nov 27, 2008

 Bios/Obituaries

Bailey, William H. "Bill"  Obituary

Jenkins, Louise Carrie Reed  Obituary

July 25, 2008

Bios/Obituaries

June Graham Obituary
July 18, 2008

Bios/Obituaries

Larry Jennings Obit
June 21, 2008 Bios/Obituaries Earl Massaroni obituary
May 18, 2008 Bios/Obituaries Sammie "Dinky" Semenske obituary
May 16, 2008 Residents Remembered
 

Bios/Obituaries

McComas Memories by Judy Sutherland Spangler  read more...
 

Marshall James McMillan obituary

May 13, 2008 Home Page Link to an email from James "Pedro" Spencer about a recent pilgrimage visit by a few ex-McComas residents and a Special Invitation to all to attend again with them in 2009 (located top of webpage)
May 5, 2008 Home Page Photo sent by Judy Sutherland Spangler of the MHS Bus Stop
March 4, 2008 Biography/Obituary Page

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Crumpler

February 21, 2008 Biography/Obituary Page
  • Obituary forMelinda Christine Neely
  • Obituary for Donald R. Conner
  • Obituary for Jerry Wayne Church Sr.
January 21, 2008 Area School link
Home Page link
Crane Creek Grades 5/6 1946-47 photo provide by Reva Gayle Alderman Coates - Reva emailed me with names of almost all of these students - there are several still unnamed
January12. 2008 Biography/Obituary Page

 

December 5, 2007 Residents Remembered Eanes Family (June Eanes Martin remembers her Eanes/Thompson roots at McComas)
Nov 16, 2007 Biography/Obituary Page
Nov 13, 2007 Beartown I've wanted to write about the Beartown Memorial Church for some time.  Well I have done that but also provided the link between Beartown and McComas and also some interesting history and photos of this beautiful area of WV.  Once Indian Trails followed these ridges from this area up into the Indian Villages in Ohio.  If one looks these hills are full of history which I find so interesting.  I hope you enjoy reading about this place I've know since I was married in 1964.  Today Jim and I own his parents land and home and we go back and stay and reconnect with our roots periodically.  I'm searching for more information on Crumpler and the Zenith Coal Camp to add to this section if anyone has any stories or photos to share - please do.  email Pat Smith.
Oct 22, 2007 Area School link
Home Page link
Crane Creek Grades 5/6 1946-47 photo provide by Reva Gayle Alderman Coates - help us identify these students
Oct 15, 2007 Residents Remembered Alderman Family written by Reva Gayle Alderman Coates MHS 1956 grad
Oct 11, 2007 Biography/Obituary Page Obituary for Mary Francis "Twinkle" Cole Burgess
Oct 3, 2007 Biography/Obituary Page

 Home Page
  • Obituary for Robert Landers Akers
     
  • Email from Judy Cole Dodd concerning the death of her sister Twinkle Cole (top home page)
Sept 26, 2007 Residents Remembered Frank Ferrante added.  Article taken from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph read more...
Sept 19, 2007 Residents Remembered Sparks Family added.  Such a large family with talent galore - read more....
Sept 18, 2007 Home Sagamore Elementary (pick to select)
Sagamore School 1947_48 4th grade
Photos provided by Dixie Godfrey Puckett
Sept 17, 2007 Reunions A new named "Reunions" was created on the left frame.  Sept 1, 2007 Odle/Spicer Family Reunion  link has been created and published.
Sept 17, 2007 Residents Remembered Thorn Family added  Read the wonderful memories Debbie Thorn has of her family and McComas - Debbie thank you for making me enjoy your walk down memory lane so much - you have a wonderful way with words.  Patty
Sept 13, 2007 Biography/Obituary Page June 10, 2007 Obituary for Mark Allan Phillips was added
Sept 11, 2007 Left Frame select Crane Creek PHC
select Events (top menu bar)
select September 18, 2007  Greenbrier Avenue Church of God Ranielle, WV - Youth Performance

This new page shows some recent photos of the inside of the old Pinnacle Elementary School which is now the Crane Creek Penticostal Holiness Church - one of the few remaining structures left in McComas.

Sept 9, 2007 Home Page Emails to Pat Smith from
web viewers

Miscellaneous Emails to Pat from viewers over the years - this is some great reading....enjoy
Sept 7, 2007 Area Photos email received from Kevin Spicer with a link which provides information on the cowboys who use to travel through the area such as Tim McCoy - check out the McComas Gathering link center of the page. 

9/2/2007 Email from Kevin Spicer

 I was browsing your McComas site again and revisited some of the old photos. The one that has interested me for a while is the gathering outside the theater with the Tim McCoy movie. I found this link on the web.   
 http://www.b-westerns.com/tscott.htm

Sept 7, 2007 Biography/Obituary Page Obituary for Dale Roland Shrewsbury was added
July 25, 2007 Home Page Area under Pinnacle Web Design logo has a new link to emails I've received from viewers - this will grow over time.  Susie Keiser Woods email was added today.  I have many many more to come.
June 29, 2007 Home Page July 27-28, 2007 Bramwell High School 20th Annual Millionaire Homecoming
June 28, 2007 Home Page Thomas Memorial Methodist Church link near the top of the page. 
June 25, 2007 Terry Tabor's Memories of McComas on the Home Page Sagamore Friends - 25 great photos and 3 letters included
June 24, 2007 Terry Tabor's McComas News Articles  on Home Page McComas News Items select McComas Miners Band (1930s)
June 15, 2007 Home Terry Tabor's family at McComas - many new/additional photos of his family in and around McComas were added check them out....
June 14, 2007 Biography/Obituary Page April 1, 2007 obit for Curtis Cecil added
June 13, 2007 Home
  • Letter to Terry Tabor from ex-McComas resident Julia Sheppett Barrett
  • Mannering Road sign photo taken in March 2007 at McComas, WV
June 5, 2007 Biography/Obituary Page Obituary for Percy Vaughan Crane added
June 5, 2007 Terry Tabor's McComas School Items on Home Page
  • Listing for MHS Class of 1944 Reunion - we need information and photos for this class if anyone has anything to offer please contact me.
  • Listing for MHS Class of 1941 Reunion held in 1985
May 26, 2007 Home Page Photo of Glen Scott 1st Manager of the McComas Theater taken in the 1930s - it shows a great view of Mora Elementary School
May 17, 2007 Biography/Obituary Page Obituary for Evelyn Marie Purdy Kade added
May 10, 2007 Terry Tabor's Items on Home Page Family of Abraham Tabor was added - written by Terry Tabor (his grandson) and submitted to the Mercer County History 2002 book.
April 27, 2007 Terry Tabor's McComas School Items on Home Page Listing from the 1945 School Yearbook of McComas Vets who served in WWII
April 27, 2007 Home - Emails to Pat (middle of page under my photo) Keith Rogers sent me an email and some photos he took at McComas in 1971 check them out..
April 13, 2007 Home - Schools Section Started MHS Schools section added the 1957 Graduating Class - the photo was supplied by Eilene Thorne Saunders
April 11, 2007 Home - Schools Section New Section for Sagamore Schools was started
April 10, 2007 Terry Tabor's Letters on Home Page Letter from Margaret Murphy with a GREAT photo of the Sagamore Elementary School - the only one I have on this website.  Thanks Terry for providing this via Mrs. Murphy.
March 29, 2007 Home Have been adding more school photos for the area schools at McComas over the past week.  So far Pinnacle, Mora & Conner Mountain have been entered.  Take a look and see if you recognize anyone - if we haven't named that person email me with the name - thank you in advance for your help - also if you have any old school photos you would like to share we would love to include them.  There are still many years and grades we are missing.
March 29, 2007 Terry Tabor's Letters on Home Page Letter to Terry from Robert W. Conner son of Ray and Fozie Bailey Conner.  Robert was a graduate of the MHS class of 1949.  This Conner family was prominent both on Conner Mountain as well as Church Hollow.
March 21, 2007 Home top of page pick list selection option to select new photos from Pinnacle & Mora Elementary Schools - many more photos will be coming thanks to viewers of this website....
March 17, 2007 Home
  • added a new left frame menu item Residents Remembered which I have combined several of the older links namely Richard Cole, John Sanders & John Sigmon from
  • added a great new photo on the Ramona Neal letter to Terry Tabor - check it out you'll love it
  • added Leonard H. Bailey Letter to Terry Tabor's Memories on home page
  • added Margaret Winsette Leonard Letter to Terry Tabor's Memories on home page
March 15, 2007 Biographies/Obituaries

 

Bernice Shutt Martin daughter of  Nelson and Nora Bowman Shutt.  Wife of Cecil Martin - they were owners of Martin's Store in Thornhill for 35 years.
March 15, 2007 Archives
  • Updated the Archives page with more Bluefield Daily Telegraph older newspaper articles - everything from January 16, 1904 forward is new.to that page
  • Added a link to the top of the Archive page when clicked shows more articles I've found in old WV newspapers relating to the McComas area
March 15, 2007 Terry Tabor's Letters on Home Page Letter from Jean Bailey Lusk covering her years at McComas.  It was interesting to read of her grandfather Charlie Thompson who helped build all the houses at McComas.
March 9, 2007 Biographies/Obituaries Elsie Irene Conner - daughter of Hattie & Noah Conner born 1911 at  the Church Hollow section of McComas
February 25, 2007 Terry Tabor's Letters on Home Page
  • Select the Letter from Ilene Shea Battenfield a great picture of Rev Shea with a large group of miners at McComas was added to the bottom of that page
  • Added a new letter from Gladys Duncan with pictures relating to Crystal - Gladys was in the 1st class to graduate from McComas High School
  • Added a new letter from Edward Jones - 1950 MHS Graduate
  • check out the picture of the Thomas Memorial Methodist Church PARSONAGE added to the Letter from Ilene Shea Battenfield
  • another new letter from Betty Roop Weeks Letter - she is a sister to Joyce who also has a letter posted.  Betty is a MHS 1950 graduate.
February 17, 2007 Left Frame Menu Selection Added a Search feature to locate all occurrences of keywords you enter on the http://www.mccomaswv.com website. 
  • Click the SEARCH link located on the left frame menu selection - a search page will appear
  • type in the keywords you wish to search for
  • click search
  • a listing will be displayed if web pages that were found containing matches to your keyword search
  • from the listing click on  individual line items to display the pages you may wish to view
February 17, 2007 Home Page Started a new drop down pick list selection of AREA PEOPLE  the pick list is colored brown - middle of page - contains links to people we knew in and around the area of McComas over the years - more will be added to this feature over time...
February 16, 2007 Home Under Terry Tabors McComas Memories I added  letters from Ken Hurst, Junior Harless and Thomas Purdy - I've also added extra links and photos to several of the letters to Terry I had previously posted.  Stay tuned more letters to come.
February 4, 2007 Home Under Terry Tabors McComas Memories I added a letter from Joyce Roop Williams (daughter of Harlie Everet Roop and Frances (Fannie) Idings Roop) to Terry Tabor in 1996.
February 2, 2007 Biographies/Obituaries Alma Conner King Stephens - daughter of Hattie & Noah Conner born 1912 at  the Church Hollow section of McComas (grandmother of my distant cousin and good friend Fran Stephens Nipper)
January 29, 2007 Home Under Terry Tabor's McComas Memories I added a letter he received from Ilene Shea Battenfield daughter of Rev Thomas and Helen Shea.  This is great reading I know everyone will enjoy reading it as much as I did.  I thank Terry for soliciting and receiving this letter from the Shea family and sharing it on this website.  I also thank Ilene for all her wonderful memories.
January 27, 2007 Military 1st Lt John Keaton Allen was added to McComas Veterans.  He gave his life for his country in 1943.  His military career was outstanding.  I was very proud to add this new article and hope all of you will be as proud of Lt Keaton as I am.
January 25, 2007 Biographies/Obituaries

Home Page

Clarence Gillenwater obituary - son of Dora & Harve Gillenwater
  • Terry Tabors Family page added
  • Letter from Ramona Neal Pitesa under the Terry Tabor Memories of McComas section
January 24, 2007 Home Page
  • Added a Portal Window on the Home Page for the beginning of many items Terry Tabor will be supplying to this website.  Terry is a great friend to the website and I know we will all enjoy seeing all the data he will be supplying
    Today I added a Letter from Francis and Betty Moody that Terry has supplied.
  • Added the photo "Quitting Time at Crane Creek" that David Thompson colorized.  He found it on the website.  He says he enjoys the site very much.  We enjoy your working on the picture - so much more life comes out of it with the color added.
December 16, 2006 Military/WWII Veterans Joseph Arnold Rogers WWII service added
August 19, 2006 Biographies/Obituaries Nellie Mae Cameresi Watkins (daughter of Minnie Sparks and Carlos Cameresi)
August 17, 2006 Biographies/Obituaries Hazel M. Hendricks added (daughter of Bertie Spicer & Harvey Aust)
Aug 6, 2006 Home  Page

Area Schools

Pioneers

Prayer Request (mid page) for the Richard Cole family

Sagamore School 1949 & 1950 provided by Terry Tabor

link to W.H. Thomas located on the bramwellwv.com website

August 2, 2006 Military/Bud Mason

 

Area Schools

Under the Military page select the Bud Mason name link - I've added several photos and some documents relating to the USS Hank which Gordon Howard supplied.  Very interesting reading.

Added a comment from Terry Tabor concerning the Sagamore School pictures on display.

June 7, 2006 Family Stuff/Family Photos
  • Added updated photos of me and  my 8 grandchildren
  • Added my company logo 'The Pinnacle of Web Design' on the home page - many of you may relate to how I thought of this name - it seemed appropriate. 
March 30, 2006 Biographies/Obituaries
Home Page
  • Cordie Mae McMillian Bare added
March 2, 2006 Area Schools Page
November 7, 2005 Left Frame Archives Link
  •  New page generated with old articles from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph    1897 - 1903  (there will be more to come)
October 31, 2005 Area Schools Page
  •  Mr Richard Wellock link (located under Previous McComas High School Staff you will find Mr. Wellock's name -- then click on the link to read about his exciting career and life provided by Michelle Liga one of his students from Fairmont State College)
October 31, 2005 Biographies/Obituaries
Home Page
  •  John Madison Jackson Obituary added
September 23, 2005 Biographies/Obituaries
Home Page
  •  Cletus K. Mabe Obituary added
  • Hurricane Katrina Update from Cynthia Sanders Lee
September 10, 2005 Biographies/Obituaries
  •  Margaret L. Bird  Burgess Obituary added
September 8, 2005 Biographies/Obituaries

Home Page

Area Schools

  •  Zelma Louise Bailey Settle Obituary added
  • Picklist selection from the home page.
    • Item 10.  Cincinnitti Reds at Welch 1924

  • MHS 1956 Jerry Shinshock in his basketball uniform
June 16, 2005 Home Page Picklist selection from the front page.
  • Item 9. Agnes Hodges Peitrantozzi - Taylor School
April 13, 2005 Home Page McComas Reunion Link (near the top of the page)
April 3, 2005 Military Page New page link added to show McComas WWII Veterans found in the Young American Patriots book.
March 11, 2005 Military Page Frank Mitchem added to the page links
March 6, 2005 Military Page McMillan Family added to the page links (6 family members served in WWII)
February 28, 2005 Military Page McComas, WV Military page started
February 27, 2005 Area Schools Page MHS Class of 1948 Information and photos supplied by Bob Kingan
February 21, 2005 Home Page Picklist selection from the front page.
  • Item 8. Bernice Martin Thornhill Revisited
February 21, 2005 Biographies New page started to list all future links to submitted Biographies to this website.
  • New page linked on the Biography page for Jackie Curran Howard
January 2, 2005 Home Page Picklist selection from the front page.
  • Article from the GOB: Bill Mabes 1938 History of McComas
  • Photo of: Inside view of PO similiar to McComas
December 29, 2004 Home Page Picklist selection for photos from the front page. New photo of an advertisement found in the Bluefield Daily Telegrah 1904 for 400 Miners Wanted at McComas and Pinnacle. This was the beginning of the boom times for the mines in this area.
November 2, 2004 Home Page Click the link under my photo to see pictures of me (webmaster Pat Smith) as a child and my family today.

October 15, 2004 Area Photos Page Photo of Charlie (Store Manager) and Viola Bird taken at Crane Creek supplied by their granddaughter Sandy Bird Porterfield.

In and around McComas

October 15, 2004 Area Photos Page 2 new photos supplied by Ted Saddler taken at McComas/Sagamore located on the page under

In and around McComas

May 26, 2004 John Sanders Page 3 Select the John Sanders link on the left frame. Then select page 3 from the Sanders Family main page. Ann provided 3 new photos to add to her page.
  • Richard & Cynthia Lou Harper (Ann's daughter and son-in-law)
  • Photo taken of the Golden Merry Makers by Ann - so she isn't in the picture herself
  • The Spinning Wheel she inherited from her mother Mabel Sanders
April 4, 2004 Early Pioneer Settlers Page Select the Old Mercer County Camp Meeting Shed link. I added a quote written by Elihu Pigg relating to D.H. Conner and W.M. Smith and their store dealings. I also added a rather blurry picture of the old Conner Store on Conner Mountain which D.H. Conner ran. The store was on the first floor and living quarters/or an apartment was on the top floor.
March 29, 2004 Early Pioneer Settlers Page Select the Elihu Pigg link. A picture of Mr. Pigg has been added to the page.
March 23, 2004 Early Pioneer Settlers Page Select the Old Mercer County Camp Meeting Shed link. Read the article written by Barty Wyatt about this 19th century religious camp meeting shed. View a photo taken recently on this mountain.
March 11, 2004 Early Pioneer Settlers Page Select the Fact or Myth Indian Village link. Five buttons have been added to the top of the page on that screen. Jason Odle sent me 5 pictures he took of the area of the old BallGround/Indian Flats.
March 8, 2004 Area Schools Page Newly formatted page for the McComas Class of 1943 . Students have been identified and a picture of the Graduation Announcement now sits at the bottom of the page. Information and photos supplied by Jackie Curran Howard
March 5, 2004 Area Schools Page Additional teachers names provided by Cynthia Sanders were added to Mora White Elementary School. Two new photo links (also provided by Cynthia Sanders) were added to the Mora White Elementary School - Labeled: Large Group Photo Outside Mora Elementary School (1st and 2nd photos)

New link under McComas High School to the MHS 1952 Basketball Team.
March 4, 2004 Sanders, John Page I added Page 7 to the John and Mabel Sanders page. This page was written by their daughter Marie about herself and her family today.
March 1, 2004 Home Page
  • Photo 1 - McComas Post Office provided by Sandy Bird Porterfield (center of the page)
  • Photo 2 - My son-in-law Eric and daughter Karen (Smith) Garland of Canton, GA with President & Mrs. Jimmy Carter when they recently attended church in Plains, GA. On scheduled Sundays President Jimmy Carter teaches a Sunday School class. Karen is the Environmental Education Coordinator for the Georgia Conservancy" in Atlanta, GA. She writes environmental curcriculum, newletters for teachers in the state of Georgia and also teaches workshops for teachers within the state of Georgia - among other duties for the Conservancy. (bottom of page)
February 29, 2004 Early Pioneer Settlers Page Select the link to Jesse Council McMillan on this Pioneer Page. Gordon Howard the unofficial McMillan Family geneologist has written about this family that settled in the Windmill Gap area of McComas shortly after the turn of the century in 1906/7. Many offspring from Jesse and Molly are highlighted in the article.
February 26, 2004 Sanders, John Page Six pages have been created to tell of John and Mabel Sanders who lived at McComas from the 1920s-1960. Their 4 daughters were born at Pinnacle and have provided us with some highlights of their growing up and their memories of McComas. Marguarette the oldest daughter has a son Dave Trettin who originally found my website and informed his aunts and mother. We have been corresponding and passing email and packets of photos via regular mail for weeks now. Cynthia Lou the oldest granddaughter spent much of her early years at McComas with her grandmother babysitting her while her parents attended Concord College - she shares her memories with us as well..
February 22, 2004 Area Schools Page Additional teachers of McComas High School for the year 1945 have been identifed by Terry Tabor thanks to a 1945 School Yearbook provided to him by Ellsworth Mangus.
February 22, 2004 Area Schools Page MHS Class of 1939 (link) individuals have been identifed by Terry Tabor thanks to a 1938 School Yearbook provided to him by Beulah Mangus Stapleton.
February 21, 2004 Early Pioneer Settlers Page Select the link to Uria Samuel Grant Spicer (great grandfather of Patty Spicer Smith)
February 1, 2004 Early Pioneer Settlers Page Created a New linked page from the left frame menu selection. This page will have links to future early pioneers of the area. The Noah Dickerson Conner, Elijah Pigg, Old Curran Cabin, and J. Tracy Walker links were all moved from the leftframe menu to this Pioneer/Early Settler Page.
January 29, 2004 Area Schools Page New section at the top of the page for Bible Schools - a link was added for a 1944 Bible School Certificate" certificate supplied by Cynthia Sanders January 2004
Many additional Links were also added (near the top of this "Area Schools" page) to several McComas teachers names which will now provide a picture of them.
January 28, 2004 Area Photos Page Not far from the top of the page a New link to "McComas Unidentified Tipple" photo supplied by Cynthia and Ann Sanders - from their father John Sanders collection January 2004
January 28, 2004 Area Schools Page Listed under McComas High School New link to "McComas High School (MHS) 1954 Class Picture" and "1954 Graduation Program" Class Picture and Graduation Program supplied by Marie Sanders January 2004
January 27, 2004 Area Schools Page Listed under McComas High School New link to "McComas High School (MHS) 1952 Graduation Program" Graduation Program supplied by Cynthia Sanders January 2004
January 23, 2004 Area Schools Page Listed under McComas High School New link to "McComas High School (MHS) 1952 Yearbook" - the page contains copies of the 1952 Yearbook. Button selection and popup windows to display individual pages are available(page will load slowly due to the many graphics it has to display - be patient its worth the wait!) Goto individual sections then use the Previous and Next Page buttons to view additional pages in all sections. The advertisements are very precious showing McComas businesses - very good to see in print! Stay tuned for more photos from Cynthia and Ann Sanders they mailed me two packages of photos also more to come with the history of the Sanders family in McComas Area Yearbook copies supplied by Cynthia Sanders January 2004
January 21, 2004 Area Schools Page Listed under McComas High School New link to "McComas High School (MHS) Class of 1947" - the page contains 4 great pictures of the 1947 class of MHS (page will load slowly due to the many graphics it has to display - be patient its worth the wait!) Stay tuned for more photos from Cynthia and Ann Sanders they mailed me two packages of photos also more to come with the history of the Sanders family in McComas Area photo supplied by Ann Sanders January 2004
January 5, 2004 Area Photos Page Listed near the middle of the page as "New" link to a newly created "McComas Theatre Movie Advertisement" page dated August 1942. Bob recently moved to Lakeland, FL and during the move he located this old advertisement behind a picture which his father had framed many years age. Thank you Bob for sharing this. Its a first to see for me and I'm sure many of my viewers will remember going to the theatre and seeing a similiar poster. photo supplied by Bob Saddler Jan 2003
January 5, 2004 Area Photos Page Listed near the middle of the page as "New" link to a newly created McComas Theatre Movie Advertisement page dated August 1942. Bob recently moved to Lakeland, FL and during the move he located this old advertisement behind a picture which his father had framed many years age. Thank you Bob for sharing this. Its a first to see for me and I'm sure many of my viewers will remember going to the theatre and seeing a similiar poster. photo supplied by Bob Saddler Jan 2003
January 3, 2004 Superintendent Richard Cole of Crane Creek Page Listed near top of the page as New "picture of Susie Cole and James Sutherland with the Crane Creek Church and Elementary School in the background" photo supplied by Sandy Bird Porterfield Nov 2003
January 1, 2004 Area Schools Page Listed as New "MHS 1960 Graduating Class" (within McComas High School Links) photo supplied by Robert Saddler October 2001
December 30, 2003 Area Schools Page Listed as New "McComas (MHS) Class of 1939" (within McComas High School Links). I need help identifying students in this photo. New photo supplied by Gordon and Jackie Curran Howard December 30, 2003
December 29, 2003 Area Schools Page Listed as New "MHS 1956 Graduating Class" (within McComas High School Links) New photo supplied by June (Eanes) Martin December 28, 2003
December 28, 2003 Home Page Located under McComas Community Center Heading (center of the page) is a New photo which is a link to a new page containing a great photo supplied by Gordon and Jackie (Curran) Howard of the Community Center taken in 1943. ENJOY I think its great!
October 13, 2003 Area Schools Page Located under the McComas High School Section- Great Photo supplied by Gina Bocock of her mother Maxine Bird Brugnoli taken in 1940 at the bottom of the MHS Steps. Great view - thanks Gina!"
August 24, 2003 Area Schools Page added a new link titled "Terry Tabor's MHS 1953 Memories" under the McComas High School Section
August 24, 2003 Area Schools Page Prosperity Elementary School Section - added a new link to a page which contains a letter and photos from Alice Taylor relating to her memories of the Propserity Elementary School located on Windmill Gap (information supplied by Alice Taylor)
August 16, 2003 Home Page Button McMillan Family Reunion Page Link (information supplied by Gordon Howard)
August 8, 2003 Area Schools Page Added several new pictures and links to McComas "Area Schools" page. These areas are marked/tagged with a icon. Note this page is still under construction. I'm seeking information on when McComas students 1st started attending Montcalm area schools plus any pictures anyone has to share.
July 26, 2003 Home Page Added a user button to access a page created which contains information about the annual McComas High School and Community Reunions for 2003
July 20, 2003 Moved the McComas Memories website to a new location.
its new address or domain name is
mccomaswv.com
September 21, 2002 Area Photos (1) McComas-Thomas Coal Camp (Winter Scene)
(2) Pinnacle Coal Mines(Vanis Gills working there)
September 5, 2002 Elihu Pigg Answer to where his store was located.
September 5, 2002 Area Schools Crystal School Page Links (2 new photos supplied by Carolyn (Sis) Laenen)
July 18, 2002 Area Schools Prosperity School Page Link
June 8, 2002 Comments Comments and Observasions Page Link
May 25, 2002 Elihu Pigg Link to the memories of Elihu Pigg including the time he lived at McComas.
May 25, 2002 Home McComas Post Office 1925 Photo Link (near the top of page)
I'm seeking the names of the people in this photo.
March 18, 2002 History - McComas Area Churches
  • 1953 Junior Choir of the Thomas Memorial Methodist Church
  • Prosperity Church Photo
  • Catholic Church Photo
March 11, 2002 John Sigmon Blacksmith Photo of John and Leona Sigmon taken at their 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration.
March 11, 2002 Area Schools Bramwell High School 1966 Jr. Varsity Basketball Team (4 McComas boys on the team - Mickey Spicer, Stanley Sparks, Johnny Harmon, Danny Brock)
March 2, 2002 Home Page
  • Photo supplied by Ken Bowen of Mannering, WV between 1901-1904
  • Photo supplied by Ken Bowen of UMWA Local 5864 Band at Crane Creek
March 1, 2002 Home Page Guest Book
February 20, 2002 John Sigmon Blacksmith John Sigmon and family page
February 15, 2002 Area Schools 1944 McComas High School Diploma of Helen Huffman
February 10, 2002 McComas Disaster Gina Bocock supplied pictures of the Pinnacle Slate Dump Explosion and McComas Flooding.
February 9, 2002 Ken Bowen Articles Added a Photo Link near the top of the page click the link to view a picture of Ken (on the left)
  • Ken Bowen
February 5, 2002 Ken Bowen Articles Photo Links - locate the following names and click the link on their names to view the photos
  • Frank Farrente
  • Charley Bird
  • Charley & Viola Bird
  • Juanita Bird
  • Calvin Shockey House
February 3, 2002 Area Schools McComas High School 1948-49 Basketball Team
January 31, 2002 Thornhill 3 new Thornhill pictures supplied by Gina Bocock. The one of the Ballgame at the old Ballfield I really enjoyed seeing. Thank you Gina.
January 27, 2002 Bruce Conner Bruce Conners Church Hollow Relatives
January 25, 2002 Ken Bowen Articles New page containing three articles Ken Bowen wrote in 1992 about Thomas, Pinnacle, Crane Creek and Sagamore Coal Companies. I added links to many of his words throughout the ariticles to provide a picture or story relating to the articles. I hope you enjoy the articles as much as I did.
January 6, 2002 Area Schools New McComas Area Schools page is in its early construction phase. I'm soliciting additional information and pictures from those who can supply it. Thanks in advance. I'll annotate and give credit to anyone who sends me the information.
December 31, 2001 Mannering Old Crane Creek/Mannering Area Photo supplied by James Wood husband of Gloria Dickson
December 31, 2001 Area Photos Norfolk & Western Railroad: McComas Train Depot Station Master McMillan
December 31, 2001 Area Photos Norfolk & Western Railroad: McComas Train Depot Worker Ole Luke
December 31, 2001 History McComas Area Churches: Picture of New Morning Star Baptist Church at Mora/McComas
December 23, 2001 Mannering New page about Mannering - some history on early McComas and its settlers.
November 25, 2001 Superintendent Richard Cole of Crane Creek New page about Richard Cole, Superintendent of Crane Creek and the area. Material contributed by Judy "Jukie" Cole his daughter.
November 24, 2001 Thornhill Added new pictures and text to the screen.
November 3, 2001 Thornhill Added a picture of the Elo Basconi family (his mother, sisters and brother) - its located on the "The Basconi's" link directly under the WV Flag (near the top of the page). This is Tony's father, grandmother, aunts and uncles.
October 23, 2001 Thornhill Updated the Thornhill Page with additional data from Tony Basconi and some items I added - various links and the Cecil Martin Obituary.
October 17, 2001 Thornhill Updated the Thornhill Page with additional data from Tony Basconi
October 15, 2001 Home Page (Top) Link to Aerial View Photo of Pinnacle circa 1948
October 13, 2001 Thornhill Link to Thornhill page which contains memories from Amedeo (Tony) Basconi.
October 8, 2001 Home Page (Top) Link to Aerial View Photo of McComas circa 1948
September 17, 2001 McComas Area Photos American Coal Co. General Managers House
September 17, 2001 McComas Area Photos Thomas Coal Tipple
September 17, 2001 McComas Area Photos 1937 MHS graduating class.
September 17, 2001 McComas Area Photos Uploaded a better photo of McComas - Thomas Coal Camp
August 28, 2001 McComas Area Photos Another identity posted for the 1943 MHS graduating class.
August 28, 2001 McComas Area Photos Picture of Skyway DriveIn Theatre
August 14, 2001 McComas 1910 - J. Tracy Walker Link to J. Tracy Walker stories and photos of McComas circa 1910 - additional photos were added.
August 9, 2001 McComas 1910 - J. Tracy Walker Link to J. Tracy Walker stories and photos of McComas circa 1910..
August 8, 2001 Early Exploration Link to exploration of Crane Creek area.
August 1, 2001 Area Photos Picture of McComas High School 1943 Graduating Class
July 27, 2001 Home Page Picture of McComas High School about 1950
July 26, 2001 Memorial#2 Link to Bramwell, WV Website of William Petty - Memorial for Helen Huffman Spicer (the mother of this webmaster Pat Spicer Smith)
July 25, 2001 Area Photos Picture of Thomas Coal Company Gas Pumps and Bill Spicer (the father of this webmaster Pat Spicer Smith)
July 25, 2001 Area Photos Picture of Conner Mountain Elementary School
July 12, 2001 Area Photos Picture of McComas - Thomas Coal Company Store
July 12, 2001 Home Page Picture of McComas Community Center
July 12, 2001 Home Page Whats New Link