, My sister lost her life to cancer on August 5, 2014. She is my hero. She endured pain that at times I know I wouldn't have been able to. She fought to stay with us but in the end the cancer won.She leaves behind 3 children and 3 grandchidren.This summer my grandson, Kaydn Stone & a very good friend, Jenny McDade have been visiting cementaries in our area, they have been a great help in my photo taking. I was born in 1959 in Mason Co., Wv to Melvin and Shelvia Rollins. I am the oldest of 4 children. I have 2 sisters, Angela and Melissa, and 1 brother who died in 2007, a loss our family has never recovered from. He is buried in Bethel Cementary as a lot of my Rollins family is. My Papal Rollins and Mamal Rollins are also buried there, also Papals parents, Charles Wesley and Annie "Teeters" Rollins. Annie was a Cherokee Indian that was found by the Teeters family and they raised her as their own. She is the one who I can find no information on, guess I never will. My Dad tells me little things about her but he wasn't very old when she died.
My Dads Mom: father was Otis 0attox, her mother was a Greenlee, most buried in Mason Co., WV
My mothers side: Her mother was Margaret Jean "Douglas" McCartney,(she remarried twice after my papal died in 1969, to Irvin Stephens and Cecil Pickens)She died in 2011, a wonderful woman whose loved to sew, we all have at least one quilt she has made us. Her parents were William and Lucy "Smith" Douglas. I knew my grandad but Lucy died in childbith. Along with her own children she raised her younger siblings too.
My papal Clay McCartney, died of a stroke in 1969, I was 10. His parents were Wilson and Bertha "Chidester" McCartney.
Also names in our family tree are Bowles and Kessels.
I am daily researching my ancestors, wishing i had listened more to my Grandparents growing up. I want to share everything with my grandchildren in the hopes that their lives will never be forgotten.
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