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Preston African American

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 1:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Aug 2012 1:57AM GMT
Surnames: Preston
Looking for family of Isaac and Nettie Preston. Their children were. Harvy..Jessie..Emma..wm.. Hugh..Ben. They came from Tenn.and Va. They came to texas to Hunt.Tx some went on to Dallas tx. a place called Eagle Ford/ west Dallas.Isaac was born in 1832or33 Nettie was born in 1853.Would love some help if any is out there. I am the g-g-g- granddaughter of Isaac and Nettie and the g-g- granddaughter of Ben his wife name was Nancy (Freeman) Preston.There daughter Persie was my g-grandmother.Thanks

Irene Preston Belcher b. Upland, WV

Posted: 24 Feb 2013 1:30PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Hairston
Probably may not be related but....

MANSFIELD, OHIO: Irene Veretta Belcher, 75, passed this life Friday, February 22, 2013 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital after an extended illness.

Mrs. Belcher was born on Thursday, December 30, 1937 to the late Willie and Dinah Hairston Preston in Upland, West Virginia and had lived in Mansfield, Ohio the past 52 years.
Prior to moving to Mansfield Irene pursued a degree in elementary education at West Virginia State College and Bluefield State College.
Irene was the perfect homemaker who cared for her husband and children with much love and the quiet look.
She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where she was a member of the Senior Usher Board and she served as Past President and currently Vice President.
Whenever her church called on her she actively and willingly served when she was called upon. Her participation in the feeding the hungry program is just one example.

Irene is survived by her husband of 52 years Shirley Belcher; daughter: Renetta (Alvin) Powell of Mansfield, OH; 3 sons: William (Victoria) Belcher, Naples, Florida, Stanley Belcher, Mansfield, and Matthew (Lisa) Belcher of Havre De Grace, Maryland; 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2 brothers: Richard Preston of Columbus, Ohio and Herman Preston, Sr., Mansfield, OH; a host of nieces and nephews including a special niece: Janice (Rev. Michael) Phillips, Silver Springs, Maryland, and nephew: Timothy (Melinda) Preston Mansfield, OH.

In addition to her parents Irene was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren (twin girl and boy), 3 sisters, and 2 brothers.

Friends may call Wednesday, after 2 p.m. in the Ruth Anna Lee Williams Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Services where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with her pastor Rev. Clifton Chandler officiating.
Interment will be in Mansfield Cemetery.

Friends may leave condolences at www.williamsfuneralservices.com.

Upland, West Virginia may refer to: Upland, Mason County, West Virginia, an unincorporated community in Mason County; Upland, McDowell County,


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