Monday, March 14, 2016 Cecil Roy Hess (1924-2006)

Cecil Roy Hess was born on 7 April 1924 in Russell County, Virginia, to Charles Robert Hess and Jessie Mae Fitzgerald. When the 1930 census was enumerated the family lived in New Garden in a house his parents owned, which was valued at $1,000. His father worked as a coal miner. When the 1940 census was enumerated, the family lived in rented home in Rock Lick, Virginia. Cecil's father still worked in the mines and had worked steadily for 36 weeks in 1939 but only about 20 hours a week.

Cecil Roy Hess; source unknown

Cecil Roy Hess married Margaret Elizabeth Muir on 24 October 1942 in Buchanan County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Robert Muir and his second wife, Elizabeth Fausz. Cecil worked in the mines at the time of their marriage. The couple had five children before separating in April 1958. On 1 December 1959, Margaret was granted an absolute divorce on the grounds of desertion from the Tazewell County Circuit Court.

About 1961 Cecil married Virginia "Jenny" Pauline VanDyke, daughter of Harvey VanDyke and Macy Nipper. She had been married previously but had no children by that marriage. However, she did have a daughter who was born about the time Cecil and Jenny married.

Jenny (VanDyke) Hess died on 5 January 2004 at the Russell County Medical Center. She was interred at Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, Virginia. Cecil died on 6 August 2006 in Kingsport, Tennessee, which was where Run Ann VanDyke, Jenny's daughter, lived. He was also interred at Greenhills Memory Gardens.

'Cecil Roy Hess,' source unknown
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: New Garden, Russell, Virginia; Roll: 2459; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0017; Image: 989.0; FHL microfilm: 2342193
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Rock Lick, Buchanan, Virginia; Roll: T627_4251; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 14-12
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 13
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 15183086
US, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015, 2006 Hess, Roy C
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1994 Norfolk, VA (Hess, Roy C)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993, Hess, Roy C (Richlands, VA)
US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, 2006 Hess, Roy C
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Issue State: Virginia; Issue Date: Before 1951 (Hess, Roy C)
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1924 Hess, Cecil Roy
US, Virginia Divorce Records, 1918-2014, 1959 Hess, Roy Cecil - Hess, Margaret Elizabeth
US, Virginia Find a Grave Index, 1607-2012, Memorial No. 15183086
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1942 Hess, Roy Cecil - Muir, Margaret Elizabeth
US, Virginia Tazewell County, Miscellaneous Obituaries, 32 (

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