Comer Family Album

"A Family Tradition"

James Andrew Comer

                     JAMES ANDREW COMER                                      Jim Comer   Nola (Ball) 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.
Fact 1: February 3, 1920, Living with parents on Troutdale Rd. in Grayson Co.
Nickname: "Jim".
Occupation: Farmer.
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
5 generations - Rita & son, Arbutus, Nola's dad Jim Ball and Nola Ball Comer
               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 top
                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.
Occupation: Housewife.
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

Joyce and Dave Stanley with daughters Katie & Emily

      Rita's daughter Amber graduated               AMBER                         Rita's a proud Mom                       

    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
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                  Stacie with her son John
- April 7, 1970

   Martin                       Harvey (Dad)                        Connie                          Stacie

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