Comer Family Album

"A Family Tradition"

Vina Comer

     VINA A. COMER 
   (JOSEPH FLEMUEL4, JOHN M.3, JONATHAN2, RICHARD1) (Source: Estell L. Greear, 4 May 1998, Estell indicates that Vina's middle initial is "A"; he has no idea what it stands for..) was born May 2, 1895 in Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia (Source: (1) Grayson County (VA) Birth Register., (2) Social Security Death Index.), and died November 2, 1974 in Havre de Grace, Harford Co., Maryland (Source: (1) Social Security Death Index., (2) "Obituary; The Aegis, Bel Air, MD," Thurs., Nov. 7, 1974., (3) Maryland Death Certificate, Record No. 74-28447, MSA No. S310. Certificate signed by Dr. Leticia Galvez.).
    
    VINA A. COMER married (1) ELI CLEVELAND GREEAR 1910, son of LEE GREEAR and HILEY KILBY.
He was born August 5, 1888 in Fox Creek, Grayson Co., Virginia (Source: "Family History by Shirley Andrews Comer."),  and died October 26, 1926 in Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia (Source: "Family History by Shirley Andrews Comer."). She married (2) (THOMAS G. SCHMUCK October 6, 1927 in Felton, York Co., Pennsylvania. He was born 1883 in York County, Pennsylvania, and died June 6, 1932 in Felton, York Co., Pennsylvania. She married (3) JAMES EVERETT HEATON 1941, son of HENRY HEATON and CHARITY ENFIELD. He was born April 5, 1911 in Pylesville, Harford Co., Maryland (Source: Social Security Death Index.), and died January 21, 1978 in Pylesville, Harford Co., Maryland (Source: (1) Social Security Death Index., (2) "Obituary; The Aegis, Bel Air, MD," Thurs., Jan. 26, 1978., (3) Maryland Death Certificate, Record No. 78-02218, MSA No. T1890. Certificate signed by Dep.Medical Examiner, Willard P. Amoss.).

        Notes for VINA A. COMER:
    Vina Comer Heaton, 79, of 743 Hookers Mill Road, Abingdon, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 1974, at 9:47 a.m. at Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, MD. Dr. Leticia Galvez was her attending physician. Born in Trout Dale, VA, she was the daughter of the late Flem and Della Kegley Comer. In addition to her husband, she is survived by seven sons, Woodrow Greear of Joppa, Estell Greear of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Robert Greear of Freeland, MD, Jesse Schmuck of Pennsylvania, James Heaton of El Paso, TX, David Schmuck of Ohio, and Kyle Greear of Baltimore; four daughters, Lena Hawkins of Abingdon, Juanita
Shenbarger of Stewartstown, PA, Mary Martino of Baltimore, and Ruth Salazar of California; five brothers, George Comer of Norrisville, Frank Comer of Baltimore, James Comer of Street, Marion Comer of Pylesville, and Oscar Comer of Rising Sun; two sisters, Ella Strawbridge of Street, and Lottie Richardson of Forest Hill; 36 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted on November 6th from the Howard K. McComas III Funeral Home in Abingdon with the Rev. Donald H. Lee officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were Robert Greear, Jr., Ralph Hawkins, Kyle Greear, Jr., Eli Greear, and Richard Greer.

NOTE: Vina has a grave marker next to her first husband in the Bynum H. Blevins Cemetery near Troutdale, Va.
 
      More About VINA A. COMER:
Cause of Death: Lung cancer.
Fact 1: May 7, 1910, Living with parents in Troutdale, Grayson Co., VA.
Fact 2: April 12, 1930, Living with family in N. Hopewell Twp., York Co., PA.
Nickname: "Viney".
Occupation: Housekeeper.
Where Buried: November 6, 1974, Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, MD.
    Notes for ELI CLEVELAND GREEAR:
According to the Federal Census of the Wilson Magisterial District of Grayson County dated Jan. 9, 1920, Eli and his wife, Vina, are renting a home. Their children at that time were Lena, Eli W., Estal L., Robert, and Francis W. The last child was, in reality, Frances Juanita, who is buried in the Stewartstown (Pa.) Cemetery.
   
 ELI CLEVELAND GREEAR:
Date born 2: August 5, 1888, Fox Creek, Grayson Co., VA.
Died 2: October 26, 1926, Troutdale, Grayson Co., VA.
Cause of Death: Stab wounds.
Fact 1: June 19, 1900, Living with parents in Wilson Creek Dist., Grayson Co., VA.
Fact 2: May 14, 1910, Living with parents on Fairwood Rd., Grayson Co., VA.
Fact 3: January 9, 1920, Living with family on Fairwood Rd., Grayson Co., VA.
Occupation: Farmer.
Where Buried: Bynum H. Blevins Family Cemetery, near Troutdale, VA.
    More About THOMAS G. SCHMUCK:
Date born 2: 1883, York Co., PA.
Died 2: June 6, 1932, Felton, York Co., PA.
Fact 1: January 9, 1920, Single; boarding in N. Hopewell Twp., York Co., PA.
Fact 2: January 9, 1920, Working as a farm laborer.
Fact 3: April 12, 1930, Last name is shown as "Smook" on Federal Census.
Married by: Rev. Willis R. Brenneman.
Where Buried: Felton, York Co., PA.
    Notes for JAMES EVERETT HEATON:
James E. Heaton of Harkins Road, Pylesville, died Saturday, Jan 21, 1978, at 3:50 p.m. at his home. He was the husband of the late Vina Greear Heaton.
A retired mechanic, he was a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Pylesville, and the Citizens Volunteer Fire Company in Fawn Grove, PA.
He is survived by a son, James W. Heaton of Street; four grandchildren; three sisters, Nettie Picker of Pylesville, Mrs. Walter Preston of Bel Air, and Mrs. G. Douglas Sherman of Havre de Grace; 10 stepchildren, Mrs. Lena Hawkins of Abingdon, Woodrow Greear of Joppa, Estell Greear of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Robert Greear of Freeland, Mrs. Juanita Shenbarger of Stewartstown, Mrs. Mary Martino and Kyle Greear both of Baltimore, Mrs. Ruth Salazar of San Francisco, CA, David Schmuck of Warren, OH, and Jess Schmuck of Bedford County, PA; 42 step-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted from the Kenneth W. Orsburn Funeral Home, Stewartstown, PA, with Rev.
James Boyd officiating. Serving as the pallbearers were Justin Heaton, Austin Picker, Robert Sherman, Buddy Preston, Richard Herbert, and John Mitchell.
    More About JAMES EVERETT HEATON:
Date born 2: April 5, 1911, Pylesville, Harford Co., MD.
Died 2: January 21, 1978, Pylesville, Harford Co., MD.
Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest.
Medical Information: Contributing to his death was arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Occupation: Mechanic.
Where Buried: St. Paul's UMC Cemetery, Pylesville, MD.

   

    Children of VINA COMER and ELI GREEAR are:
    LENA MAY GREEAR, b. March 11, 1911, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia; d. May 7, 2003, Forest Hill, Harford Co., Maryland. MARRIED - CARL ALFRED HAWKINS - Five children - CARL RALPH, ROY EDWARD, WILLIAM FRANKLIN. ROBERT ARTHUR, CHARLOTTE MAY.
 
 Lena May Greear(died 2003)  -  A Hawkins  -  Ella May Comer

    WOODROW ELI GREEAR, b. October 20, 1913, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia; d. April 18, 2002, Joppa, Harford Co., Maryland. MARRIED -(1) MARIE JUELMA MATTHEWS - No children. MARRIED (2) DIZA RICHARDSON - Two children - BRENDA L., BARBARA S.
 
    ESTELL LEE GREEAR
, b. August 10, 1915, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia. MARRIED - ESTHER GOLD MATTHEWS - Three children - DOROTHY LOUISE, WILLIAM STEWART, NORMAN LEE.

     ROBERT FLEM GREEAR
, b. April 30, 1917, Glen White, Raleigh Co., West Virginia; d. January 1, 2004, Shrewsbury, York Co., Pennsylvania. MARRIED - N. IRENE TIBBS - Five children - DONALD W., ROBERT ESTELL, RICHARD D., ROGER E. KENNETH A.
   
    JUANITA FRANCES GREEAR, b. January 17, 1919, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia (Source: (1) "Family History by Shirley Andrews Comer.", (2) Social Security Death Index.); d. April 8, 1982, York, York Co., Pennsylvania (Source: (1) Social Security Death Index., (2) "Obituary; The Aegis, Bel Air, MD," Thurs., Apr. 15, 1982.); MARRIED (1) EDWIN JOHN BEAKES; b. May 9, 1897, Delta, York Co., Pennsylvania; d. September 1, 1979, York, York Co., Pennsylvania; MARRIED (2)  CHARLES LUTHER SHANBARGER; b. November 9, 1923, Stewartstown, York Co., Pennsylvania; d.
August 29, 1995, York, York Co., Pennsylvania (Source: Social Security Death Index.).
    Notes for JUANITA FRANCES GREEAR:
Frances Juanita Shanbarger, wife of C. Luther Shanbarger of Stewartstown R.D. 1, died Thursday, April 8, 1982, at York Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born in Trout Dale, VA, she was the daughter of the late Eli Greer and the Vina H. Comer Greer. Also surviving are two daughters, Diane Yauckey of Dallastown, PA; and Nancy Unger of Stewartstown, PA; five grandchildren; 10 brothers and sisters, Robert Greer of Freeland, Woodrow Greer of Joppa, Estelle Greer of Florida, Kyle Greer, Mary Martino and Jimmy Heaton all of Baltimore, David Schmuck of Louisiana, Lena Hawkins of Abingdon, Ruth Salazar of California and Jesse Schmuck of Indiana, PA. Funeral services were conducted from the Kenneth W. Orsburn Funeral Home, Stewartstown, with the Rev. G. Edwin Zeiders, pastor of Stewartstown United Methodist Church, officiating.
  
     More About JUANITA FRANCES GREEAR:
Fact 1: January 9, 1920, Living with parents on Fairwood Rd., Grayson Co., VA.
Occupation: Housewife.
Where Buried: Stewartstown Cemetery, Stewartstown, PA.
    More About EDWIN JOHN BEAKES:
Date born 2: May 9, 1897, Delta, York Co., PA.
Died 2: September 1979, York, York Co., PA.
Where Buried: Western Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.
    More About CHARLES LUTHER SHANBARGER:
Date born 2: November 9, 1923, Stewartstown, York Co., PA.
Died 2: August 29, 1995, York, York Co., PA.
Nickname: "Luther".
Occupation: Businessman.
Where Buried: Stewartstown Cemetery, Stewartstown, PA.

     MARY IONA GREEAR
, b. March 6, 1921, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia; d. April 2007, Virginia Beach, Virginia. MARRIED (1)WILLIAM HENRY BARBRA - One child - WILLIAM RONALD  MARRIED (2) JERRY BAKER. - MARRIED (3) PHILLIP MARTINO.

    KYLE WILBUR GREEAR, b. November 28, 1922, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia; d. August 25, 2002, Baltimore City, Maryland. MARRIED - GLADYS LEE - One child - KYLE WILBUR.

    RUTH VIRGINIA GREEAR, b. October 19, 1925, Troutdale, Grayson Co., Virginia; d. October 2, 1987, Yucca Valley, San Bernandino Co., California.MARRIED JOSEPH SALAZAR - Two children - LINDA LOUISE, JOSEPH ALBERT.
  
     Children of VINA COMER and THOMAS SCHMUCK are:
 JESSE SCHMUCK, b. 1928, N. Hopewell Township, York Co., Pennsylvania.
 DAVID SCHMUCK, b. N. Hopewell Township, York Co., Pennsylvania.
   
    Child of VINA COMER and JAMES HEATON is:
JAMES W. HEATON, b. January 24, 1943, Elkton, Cecil Co., Maryland; d. September 1, 2006.- MARRIED - 4 Children - James W. Jr., Juanita L. , Justin L., Johnny W.
   ARMY VETERAN - VIETNAM.
 10 Yrs in service- Two Purple Hearts


 
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