Thursday, February 18, 2016 Winfred Jerome Hess (1932-2012)

Winfred Jerome Hess was born on 9 March 1932 in Drill, Virginia, an unincorporated place in Russell County, to Charles Robert Hess and Jessie Mae Fitzgerald. When the 1940 census was enumerated the family lived in Buchanan County and Winfred's father worked for a coal mine doing construction.

Winfred attended Honaker High School in 1949 as a junior where he was the secretary and treasurer of the Glee Club.

1949 Honaker High School Glee Club. The club officers are kneeling in the
front row. I believe Winfred Hess is on the far right; photograph courtesy of

He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Winfred Jerome Hess, married Bonnie Ann Muir on 3 October 1952 in Lebanon, Virginia. He worked as a miner at the time of their marriage. The couple had three children together before separating on 4 September 1973. The final divorce was awarded to Winfred and at the time he lived in Richlands, Virginia.

He married Lois Ann (Horne) Van Dyke, a widow with three children and daughter of Jay and Irma (Brown) Horne, on 16 November 1974 in Tazewell County, Virginia. Winfred and Lois had one son named Wesley.

In 1986 Winfred and Lois lived in Cedar Bluff and Pounding Mill, Virginia. During his working life he was an instructor for the Virginia Department of Corrections and an electrical and mechanical instructor for Southwest Virginia Community College.

Lois died on 7 September 2006. She was interred at the Brown Family Cemetery in Jewell Ridge, Virginia. Winfred Jerome Hess died 19 July 2012 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, Virginia. He was buried at the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum in Richlands.

'1949 Honaker High School Glee Club,'
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Rock Lick, Buchanan, Virginia; Roll: T627_4251; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 14-12
Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 21 July 2012
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 93978930
US, Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002, 1998 Winfred Hess (Tazewell, VA)
US, Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002, 1999-2001 Winfred Hess (Pounding Mill, VA)
US, Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002, 2002 Winfred Hess (Pounding Mill, VA)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1950-1993, 1993 Richlands, VA (Hess, Winfred J.)
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, The Torch, 1949, pages 19, 22 and 32
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Name: Winfred J. Hess; Issue State: Virginia; Issue Date: Before 1951
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1932 Wineford Jerome Hess
US, Virginia Death Records, 1912-2014, 2012 Winfred Jerome Hess
US, Virginia Divorce Records, 1936-2014, 1973 Hess, Winfred Jerome - Muir, Bonnie Ann
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1952 Hess, Winfred Jerome - Muir, Bonnie Ann
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1974 Hess, Winfred Jerome - Horn Vandyke, Lois Ann

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