Velva Pearl Winesett

1. Velva Winesett Cox at Louis & Bessie's house in the 1970's
2. Velva and Bob White in front of Alex L's Alamogorda, NM, House
3. Velva W. Cox and Dorothy W. White in back of Alex L's Alamogorda, NM, House
House was built about 1903 but Velva was born in a tent on the homestead outside Alamogorda (2nd and 3rd Photographs taken in 1991)

Born 7-Jul-1909, Alamogordo, NM
Died 1-Oct-2001, Galax, VA
Daughter of Alexander Lemuel Winesett and Mattie Lew Withheld

Married 24-Sep-1924 Arthur Clarence Cox
Born 18-Oct-1908 and died Jun-1979
Son of Walter Cox and Caroline Unknown

Velva married very young. By her own words, they were poor but happy in their family, love, and Christian values. Many of these are expressed in a book of poems by Velva of which the webmaster has a copy..

Velva worked for the State Division of Forestry manning a fire tower on Fisher's Peak and later as a ranger at Cumberland Knob Visitor's Center. Before Arthur's death they would winter in California because of his health. Velva drove the camper back and forth. She was a resident of Waddell Nursing Home in Galax, VA, for several years before her death at 92 years of age.

Nothing is known about Arthur.

Arthur and Velva's children number eleven but their names and birth dates are not currently known. Velva's obituarly listed the following children surviving her:
1. Mattie Loree (17-Jun-1925), who is married to Ed, of Hillsville,
2. Virginia Dare (30-May-1927), who is married to Odie,
3. Dorothy Louise (15-Apr-1929), who is married to L.D.,
4. Shirley Lila Geraldine (25-Apr-1931), who is married to Garnett, of Cherry Valley, CA,
5. Thomas "Sonny" Eugene (21-Apr-1933),Pat who is married to Sylvia, of Sweet Home, OR,
6. Billy Grey (19-May-1935), who is married to Shelby, of Galax,
7. Clarence Lee (5-Aug-1937), who is married to Barbara, of West Jefferson, NC,
8. James Walter (27-Aug-1939), who is married to Joan, of Ennice, NC,
9. Arthur "Snooky" Glenn (9-May-1942), who is married to Faye
10. Pasty Lou (1-Nov-1944), who is married to Brad,
11. Betty Jeanette (23-Feb-1947).

Velva is buried at Snow Hill Baptist Church.

Any information about the members of this family would be appreciated.

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