Andrella McKee Thomas Family

Descendants of Andrew Ella (Andrella) McKee

Generation No. 1

        1.  Andrew Ella (Andrella)3 McKee  (Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born November 20, 1903 in Watts Mill, Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina, and died December 29, 1983 in Centerville, Massachusetts.  She married Joseph Cephus Thomas July 02, 1921 in Laurens County, South Carolina, son of Joe Thomas and Dora Palmer.  He was born June 13, 1901 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died April 09, 1964 in Danville, Virginia.

 

Notes for Andrew Ella (Andrella) McKee:

Born 4 months after her father died; named for him

Mary Jane was expecting twins when Andrew Logan died. She missed carried one of the twins and had Andrew Ella 4 months later.

From Diane Workman Thibdeau

Born 4 months after her father died; named for him

Mary Jane was expecting twins when Andrew Logan died. She had both of the twins.  A little boy was born first, and by the time Andrella was born 5 hrs later, he had already died.

From Virginia Heaton

When war started Earl working in shipyard in Baltimore.  Cause he had 2 children he did not have to go into service right away.  He was taking a welding course, and Rhunette wanted Virginia to help her take the 2 children to Baltimore to see Earl.  They stopped in Danville, and Vernell already had at least one of the girls.  The train was full of soldiers and their suitcases.

Everyone called her Aunt Andy.

James stopped to see them in Danville, and Aunt Andy was there by herself and would not let him in.  So he went to the police station, and someone said “J.C., there’s a young man out here that says he’s your nephew.”  They said that J.C.  had his fist ready in case it was someone he didn’t know, but as soon as he saw James laugh he knew who he was.

 

Andrella Thomas      Danville Register          Thursday, January 5, 1984

Andrella McKee Thomas, 80, formerly of Danville, died Dec. 29 in Centerville, Mass.  She had been in declining health for several years.  Born Nov. 20, 1903 in Laurens, SC she was a daughter of the late Andrew McKee and Mary Jane Puckett McKee.  Most of her life was spent in Danville and in Centerville, where she lived for the last eight years.  She was a member of Third Avenue Christian Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Camelia V. Rogers, Centerville; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 11 am Friday at the Third Avenue Christian Church by the Revs. Darryl Bodie and Eugene Tally.  Interment will be in Highland Burial Park.  Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Notes for Joseph Cephus Thomas:

JOE C. THOMAS-GREENVILLE NEWS

DANVILLE,VA-FUNERAL SERVICES FOR POLICE OFFICER JOE C. THOMAS OF DANVILLE, VA., WHO DIED THURSDAY, WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 4 PM SATURDAY AT THE THIRD AVENUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.  BURIAL WILL BE IN A DANVILLE CEMETERY.

SON OF THE LATE JOE C. AND DORA THOMAS, HE HAD LIVED IN DANVILLE 19 YEARS.  A MEMBER OF THE THIRD AVENIE CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND LAURENS MASONIC LODGE, HE WAS MARRIED TO THE FORMER MISS ANDRELLA MCKEE, WHO SURVIVES.  HE WAS A NATIVE OF ABBEVILLE COUNTY.

SURVIVING IN ADDITION TO HIS WIFE IS A DAUGHTER, MRS. CAMELIA ROGERS.  WRENN-YEATTS FUNERAL HOME OF DANVILLE IS IN CHARGE.

 

Joe C. Thomas–Laurens Advertiser

Joe C. Thomas died Thursday, April 9, in Memorial Hospital, Danville, Va.  He had been in declining health for six months and a patient in the hosptial since March 9.

Mr. Thomas, a native of Abbeville County, SC, was born June 13, 1901, a son of the late Joe C. Thomas and Dora Palmer Thomas. On July 2, 1921, he married Miss Andrella McKee. In 1936 they moved to Danville and for 19 years he was employed by the City Police Department, retiring in 1961. Since that time he had been employed at the City Farm as a guard. The Thomases formerly lived in Wattsville.

A member of Third Avenue Christian Church, he was a Veteran of World War I and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Laurens, SC.

Surviving are his wife and one daughter; Mrs. Camelia V. Rogers of Sloughton, Mass., one brother, Marvin E. Thomas of Durham, NC; two sisters, Mrs. Irma T. Hollingsworth and Mrs. Mosebelle Stradier of Danville; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted April 11 at 4 pm at the Third Avenue Christian Church and interment was in Highland Burial Park.

Joe C. Thomas Rites Conducted           Danville Register

Final services for Joe C. Thomas were conducted yesterday afternoon from Third Avenue Christian Church by the Rev. R. Eugene Talley and the Rev. M. T. Sorrell.  Interment followed in Highland Burial Park where graveside rites were conducted by Dansylvania Barracks No. 1081, Veterans of World War I.

Child of Andrew McKee and Joseph Thomas is:

+      2                 i.    Camelia Vernell4 Thomas, born October 18, 1922 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died March 08, 2003 in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

  Generation No. 2

        2.  Camelia Vernell4 Thomas (Andrew Ella (Andrella)3 McKee, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born October 18, 1922 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died March 08, 2003 in Hyannis, Massachusetts.  She married (1) Donald Bruce Rogers.  He was born June 20, 1920, and died November 02, 1989 in Massachusetts.  She married (2) Samuel Lee Bradwell Abt. 1940, son of Samuel Bradwell and Emma Shelton.  He was born April 25, 1918, and died February 25, 1984 in Camelot, New Hampshire.

Notes for Camelia Vernell Thomas:

From Cape Cod Times   March 15, 2003

Camelia Vernelle Rogers, 80

Hyannis resident; memorial service planned later

HYANNIS – Camelia Vernelle Rogers, 80, of Hyannis died March 8 in Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital.

She was the wife of the late Donald B. Rogers.

Mrs. Rogers was born in Laurens, S.C.

She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Markley of Lynnfield; and four grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Camelia Ann Blanchard.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

Notes for Samuel Lee Bradwell:

Samuel Bradwell            The Danville Register        Sunday, February 26, 1984

Samuel Lee Bradwell, 65, of 1313 Claiborne St., died Saturday morning in Camelot Nursing Home after a decling in health of 1 1/2 years.  Born April 25, 1918 in Charlotte, NC he was a son of the late Samuel Lee Bradwell and Emma Shelton Bradwell.  He lived most of his life in Danville, where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for several years.  He served with the US Navy in World War II and was of the Baptist Faith.  He was married to Madie Adkins Bradwell Haley, who died in 1981.  Survivors include one son, Samuel Lee Bradwell, Jr, Danville; one daughter, Cindy Bradwell, Danville; two step-daughters, Cynthia Markley, Linfield, Mass., Camelia Blanchard, Brockton, Mass. and one grandchild.  Graveside services will be held 11 am Monday in Highland Burial Park by the Rev. Freddie Vicks.  Military services will be conducted by the Archer T. Gammon Chapter No. 19 of Disabled American Veterans.  Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Children of Camelia Thomas and Samuel Bradwell are:

3                 i.    Camelia Ann5 Bradwell, born October 15, 1941 in Danville, Virginia; died December 05, 1995.  She married Frank Carlson Blanchard.

4                ii.    Cynthia Bradwell, .  She married George Markley

Notes for Cynthia Bradwell:

Apparently Cynthia “Cindy” Markley and her husband George are professional detailers (cars), known throughout New England. They live in Lynnfield, Mass.

 

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