JAMES ANDREW COMER Jim Comer Nola (Ball) Comer
JAMES ANDREW COMER
(JOSEPH FLEMUEL4, JOHN M.3, JONATHAN2, RICHARD1) was born July 15, 1917 in Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia (Source: "Family History by Shirley Andrews Comer."), and died January 21, 2001 in Darlington, Harford Co., Maryland (Source: "Obituary; The Aegis, Bel Air, MD," Wed., Jan. 24, 2001; pg. A12.). He married NOLA MAY BALL
December 9, 1939 in Brogue, York Co., Pennsylvania (Source: York County (PA) Marriage Records.), daughter of JAMES BALL and ERIE BALDWIN
. She was born December 21, 1922 in Council, Buchanan Co., Virginia (Source: James A. Comer.), and died December 19, 1995 in Baltimore City, Maryland (Source: (1) "Obituary; The Aegis, Bel Air, MD," Wed., Dec. 27, 1995., (2) Social Security
Death Index.). JAMES ANDREW COMER
: Jim Comer-Nola Ball -1930's
(About 2 yrs old)
Jim Comer - 40's Nola Ball & Jim Comer Jim & Nola Comer
James A. Comer of Darlington died Jan. 21 at his home. He was 83. Mr. Comer was born in Troutdale, Va., July 15, 1917, the youngest of 14 children of the late Joseph Flem and Myrtle Cedella Kegley Comer. A resident of Harford County since 1939, he was a farmer, having worked on various farms throughout Harford County. He also drove a truck for Schaefer, Inc., in Aberdeen for many years. His hobbies included collecting model horses and trains and talking on the phone with his family and friends. He is survived by three daughters, Arbutus Hilton of Columbia, Ky., Stella Miller of Darlington and Louise Dowell of Churchville, two sons, Harvey Comer of Street and Marvin Comer of Street; 16 grandchildren; 25 greatgrandchildren and two great-great-grandsons.
He was the husband of the late Nola May Ball Comer
, who died Dec. 19, 1995. Funeral services will be held at noon today (Wednesday) at Harkins Funeral Home in Delta, Pa. The Rev. Duane Mullins of the Church of God Prophecy in Rising Sun will officiate. Interment will be
Bel Air Memorial Gardens in Bel Air.
A viewing was held Tuesday at the funeral home. A viewing will also be held today (Wednesday) from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Martin Comer, Dean Dowell, Charles Dowell, Mark Ball, David Coblentz, and Kenneth Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be the granddaughters, Peggy Belcher, Susie Comer, Leona Hill, Rita Coblentz, Debbie Randow and Eva Benjamin.
More About JAMES ANDREW COMER
Fact 1: February 3, 1920, Living with parents on Troutdale Rd. in Grayson Co.
Where Buried: January 24, 2001, Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, MD. NOLA MAY BALL: Nola- (Teens') Nola Ball
Jim Ball with kids Cleve, Ernest and Nola Arbutus,Rita, Nola and Jim Ball Nola & Jim & Guard Jim & Nola on vacation
Jim was a swinger And he loved his family
Comer graveyard-Troutdale, Va. Jims' train set Nola and the orange tree You might see them anywhere
MARION LOTTIE ELLIE JIM 1948 - Marion, Jim & Paul Comer
This pic was found at Paul Comers house (Marions'family). It was in an old pic frame
stuck to the glass. Taken in the 60's on a Troutdale trip. It was a full length pic but was
only able to salvage the top1960's MARION ELLIE JIM NOLA Pauline Carico Jim Comer Jean (Comer) Lytle
(Ms. Carico taught first grade at Highland and other schools. Pauline loves to attend Comer reunions because she taught most of them)
Comer reunion 07- Grace Ann's house
Comer Reunion .07 - Grace Ann's house
Comer Reunion .08 - Harvey's Gun Club Arbutus - Marty
Harvey Stella Grace Ann
Darlene - Harvey - Grace Ann - Paul Mrs. Hilton JimmyArbutus-Stella-Marty Jim Hilton
Barbara - Ms Hilton - Anna Belle - Bobby Grandkids
Ruby & Robert Peggy Patty & Jim Jessi
Martin Comer Harvey and his 1928 Chevy
RUSSELL COMER, Martins son, Harvey's grandson preparing to shoot at HARVEY'S GUN-CLUB!Connie Comer McDonald and Anette Daughton Schuler holding Abigail Stikeleather
(Becky Sturgis g-daughter)Holtwood, Pa at the MARION COMER picnic - June 11, 2011 Darrel Comer Ruby Comer Waltermyer Harvey Comer
Comer Reunion - Stewartstown, Pa - June 21, 2014
Nola May Comer
, 73, of Darlington, died Dec. 19, 1995, at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. Born in Council, VA, she was the daughter of the late James Harvey and Erie Baldwin Ball.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James A. Comer of Darlington; two sons, Harry E. Comer of
Street, and James M. Comer of Forest Hill; three daughters, E. Arbutus Hannah of Columbia, KY; Stella M. Miller of Colora and B. Louise Dowell of Level; a brother, Roy Ball of Aberdeen; a sister, Myrtle E. Settle of Elkin, NC; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the McComas Funeral Home, Abingdon, with the Rev. Gregory L. Vogt officiating. Pallbearers were Martin E. Comer, William R. Hilton, Jr., Charles W. Dowell, Gerald D. Dowell, Jr., Michael E. Reinke, and Clayton Ball.
More About NOLA MAY BALL
Date born 2: December 21, 1922, Council, Buchanan Co., VA.
Died 2: December 19, 1995, Baltimore City, MD.
Where Buried: Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, MD.
Children of JAMES COMER and NOLA BALL
are: Arbutus - Nola 1939 Marvin - Stella - Arbutus - Louise - Harvey
Arbutus -Nola- Marvin- Harvey Harvey - Arbutus - Marvin Louise, Stella, JAMES A. Marvin NOLA MAY Arbutus, Harvey Nola Arbutus Harvey Marvin Stella Jim
Arbutus Harvey Marvin Stella Louise
ERIE ARBUTUS COMER
, born. May 14, 1939, Council, Buchanan Co., Virginia. MARRIED
- BUD HILTON - 3 children - RITA FAYE, FREEDA KAY- WILLIAM ROLAND - MARRIED 2nd -
PETE HANNAH - 1 child - JOYCE - Arbutus passed away on April 26, 2017
* Arbutus graduated from NORTH HARFORD HIGH, Pylesville, Md. in 1957 and attended her 50th reunion in 2007. ERIE ARBUTUS COMER 7 yrs old
Arbutus, Stella, Louise, - Arbutus (left) with MaryLibby,AnnaBelle,
Linda (neighbor) Pearl Leona & Barbara from Marions family.
BUD & ARBUTUS HILTON BUD - RITA - JR. - KAY - ARBUTUS ....holding Anber - Ritas' baby Freeda Kay Rita Faye Joyce Hannah with her mom
Rita's daughter Amber graduated AMBER Rita's a proud Mom HARFORD COMM. COLLEGE Rita & family at HCC - Bel-Air, Md. Mike & Amber Amber with her Mom & JR
. AMBER COBLENTZ (Rita's daughter with her dad, David) .. married MARTIN KERN on Oct 10, 2009 Marty & Amber Kern (What a happy couple) ARBUTUS, RITA, AMBER MARTY, DAVID, MIKE HARVEY COMER --------- ARBUTUS COMER HILTON HARRY EUGENE COMER,
b. October 30, 1940, Rocks, Harford Co., Maryland. - MARRIED -
BARBARA DISHMAN- Two children -CONNIE, MARTIN - MARRIED 2nd
- PAULINE (Polly) BLACKENSHIP - One child - STACIE JEANETTE -
* NOTE: Harveys' real name is HARRY but birth cert. came back HARVEY.
HARRY(Harvey) EUGENE COMER Harvey & Guard Marvin-Harvey-Guard
That's Harvey on the left, but who is that cowboy on the right? Harvey at Harvey's Gun Club
Harvey and his truck-Harveys' son, Martin also has trucks.- Martin with his dad -Harv- & Grandad Ball
Harvey now operates his own GUN-CLUB in Darlington, Md.
Connie Comer Mc Donald Martin Comer Harvey and daughter- Stacie Comer STACIE JEANETTE COMER Martin Harvey (Dad) Connie Stacie
- April 7, 1970 John & Connie (Comer) McDonald at Comer family Christmas party - Dec 3, 2011 Harvey with daughter Connie Harvey with daughter Stacie
............... at Connie's wedding Alicen Bush (Stacies daughter) - Harvey - Stacie and Polly (Stacie's mom) Stacie with her mom and dad Harvey, Travis, Alicen, Polly, Johnny, John, Stacie Harvey and daughter Stacie - Stella
Polly and Harvey with their daughter Stacie - 1970
Martin's son Russel and his wife Kristen are proud to announce the birth of their first son Benjamin.
Benjamin Comer was born October 2016 JAMES MARVIN COMER
, b. May 8, 1942, Rocks, Harford Co., Maryland; died April 10, 2005,Street, Harford Co., Maryland. -MARRIED -
GRACE ANN HILTON 4 children - PEGGY, LEONA, SUSIE, RUBY. JAMES MARVIN COMER (Snooky) GRACE ANN HILTON Marvin and Grace Ann Marvin and Grace Ann Marvin & Grace' kids - Pearl & Jim Sturgis' kids Peggy, Leona and Susie
In 1982 Marvin started COMER CONST. with his daughter Susie. The business flourished and is now a multi-million dollar company, doing business with major foundations, such as THE CAL RIPKEN SR. foudation and many others. Since Marvins death in 2005, Susie and her sisters have taken over and are doing a fine job.
Susie Leona Ruby
The girls at Comer Construction
Bob - Jim Jimmy- Marvin Susie and her Grandad
Comer Sturgis Comer Comer STELLA MAY COMER
, born. December 1, 1944, Fountain Green, Harford Co., Maryland. MARRIED -
ROBERT MILLER - 2 children - Pete (Deceased), Debra. Stella also has her own business in the excavation field. STELLA MAY COMER Stella and her dad
Stella hosted Comer scrabble game Debbie Miller
Jim, Tootsie, Guard This is the old Rigdon house at Cooptown (Rocks, Md)
Jim & Nola lived here for several years. The kids grew
up here and went to Jarretsville Elem. Anna Belle & Jim Daughton also lived here.
ROBERT (Bob) MILLER died in 2005 US ARMY VETERAN
BETTY LOUISE COMER
, born. December 17, 1946 in Elkton, Cecil Co. Maryland; died May 5, 2004 in Level, Maryland. MARRIED
- GERALD DOWELL - 3 children - Eva, Benjamin and Charles BETTY LOUISE COMER Tootsie, Jim, Louise
JIM and Arbutus with Louise' family Betty Louise (Comer) Dowell
JIM & NOLAS' GRANDCHILDREN
* - Most of the pics on JIMS' FAMILY, FREDS'FAMILY and others were contributed by STELLA (Comer) MILLER
NOTE FROM BOB COMER (Marions Family):
As host of this website, I just want to say what a joy it has been reading the history, contributed by RICH KREISS and SHIRLEY ANDREWS COMER,and uploading the pics of all families, some I had never seen before and I am still fascinated by the Comer history.
It seemed through the years that my dad Marion and Uncle Jim were very close. So naturally through the years as they would visit one another, my bros. & sisters and Uncle Jim & Aunt Nolas' kids seemed almost like bros. & sisters. I have many memories through the years of Marvin & Harvey riding me and my brother Breece on the handlebars of their bikes.I know my brother.Jimmy and Harvey & Marvin spent a lot of time together as well as Arbutus, Stella and Louise with my sisters, as evidenced by the pics above. Nolas' brother CLEVE BALL also married VIOLET COMER from FRANKS family and they were also very close. I know FREDS familys kids were also very close as evidenced by the pics Stella gave me to upload. I was in the same grade in Highland school as Louise, my sister Barbara and Stella were also in the same grade and were born only six days apart.
We all went to NORTH HARFORD together.
This past summer (2007) Arbutus & Stella (Who we all called Tootsie when we were growing up) came to join us in a game of Scrabble. We all spent a lot of time together. We are all still very close and try to attend each others reunions. Also in the early years there were visits to and from Uncle Charlie & Aunt Did, Oscar & Nellie, Lottie & Roy, Ellie & Harry Strawbridge, Wave and Art Kreiss.There were many occasion where Ruby, Ruth and others from Charlies family would visit. I don't remember visits to GEORGES' family but before Jeans death, she and John Lytle attended our reunions every summer and I went to Highland Elementary with Clifton Lytle, John & Jeans son and also Patty Thomas from CHARLIES family was in the same classroom. Norma Jean Seitz, my cousin on my mothers side, was also in the same class. (1st & 2nd grade was taught together in 1954) I never knew anyone from VINAS' family but I'm sure some of the older ones did. Please send me your pics!
Finally if anyone has anything to add, pics or info or news articles, please email me. I will be glad to upload anything you have.
God bless you all! Long live the Comer firstname.lastname@example.org