.      Harbert Heath Nester, 1895 - 1971, s/o William Zion Nester
.                                                                                                         (INDEX)
.                                                                   author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

I1211   Harbert Heath Nester,8                                                     I121  (William,7,Currin,6,Zion,5,Jonathan,4,Jacob,3)
.                  b 7 May 1895 Carroll Co, Va; d 19 May 1971 Blackstone, Nottoway Co, Va (or Wythe Co) (SSDI 225-05-7790 Va), bur
.                     West End Cem, Wytheville, Wythe Co, Va.  See
picture of his and Essie's tombstone below and his plaque below.
.                     His nickname was Talley, acc to his obit.
.                  m 8 Sep 1920 Carroll Co to his father's 3rd cousin Essa Mae Thomas (Essie), b 29 Aug 1899 Carroll Co, d 1 Mar 1957, bur
.                      West End Cem, d/o Daniel Thomas (s/o Allen Thomas and Mary Ann Nester, d/o
Joshua Nester (Josh) (#D)) and Ange-
.                      line Reece (d/o
William Leander Reece (Willis) (#86)).

.                  Harbert served in WW I and mustard gas exposure left him short of  breath.
.                  His LR: Max Meadows, Wythe Co, Va 24360.

.                  1917, 5 Jun: Carroll Co, Va: WW I draft registration card: Harbert Heath Nester, b 7 May 1895 Webb, Va, age 22; of Hillsville,
.                            Carroll Co; occup: farmer; single; described as tall, slender build, brown eyes, black hair.  See
image below.
.                  1919, May: Harbert H. Nester of Hillsvill, Va, on roster of Supply Company 318th Infantry 80th Division, A.E.D., France
.                  1930 Wythe Co census, Fort Chiswell Dist, ED 99-6, sheet 11B, #195/199, Herbert Nester,35 Va (marr age 25), farmer, oper-
.                           ator, Lessie M.,31 Va (marr age 22), Shell,8 Va, Surratt,7 Va, Ruby M.,6 Va, Edwin C.,3 11/12 Va.
.                  1940 Wythe Co census, Fort Chiswell Dist, ED 99-8, sheet 2B, #35, Harbert Nester,45 Va, laborer, W.P.A. road work, Essie,
.                           42 Va, Shirley,18 Va, laborer, farm, Wyatt,17 Va, Ruby,16 Va, Carl,14 Va, Ethel,8 Va.
.                  1942, 27 Apr: Wytheville, Wythe Co, Va: WW II draft registration card: Harbert Heath Nester, b 7 May 1895 Carroll Co, Va,
.                            age 47; of Max Meadows, Va, Rt 1, Wythe Co; employed by Hercules Powder Co, New River Ordance Plant; contact:
.                            Mrs. Essie M. Nester; described as 6', 150 lbs, brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion, mark on left side.
.                            See
images below.

.                  issue:

1.   Shirley Arlis Nester, b 10 Jul 1921 Pulaski Co, m(1) Velma Ruth Wilson, m(2) Anna Christine Mabry (Christine).

2.   Archie Wyatt Nester, b 6 Oct 1922 Pulaski Co, m Elizabeth Juanita Smith (Juanita).

3.   Ruby Marie Nester, b 30 Dec 1923 Wythe Co, d 11 Mar 2017, bur St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church Cem, m 27 Aug
.                        1945 Wythe Co to James Argle Hall, b 11 May 1915 Wythe Co, d 24 Feb 1965 Wythe Co, s/o James Walter Hall (Walter)
.                        and Nora Margaret Bland.
.                        issue:
a.   Lois F. Hall.  Of Austinville in 2017.
b.   Leta Loraine Hall, m 19 May 1979 to John Isham Pittman, b 1948 Atlanta, s/o Isham Watson Pittman and Katherine
.                              Mathis.  John is a an American safety engineer, having received a BS in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute
.                              of Technology in 1970.  Of Charlotte, NC in 2000, 2017.
.                              issue:
(1)  John Christopher Pittman.  
(2)  James Isham Pittman.  
c.   Vaness J. Hall.  Of Blacksburg in 2017.

4.   Edward Carl Nester (Carl), b 22 May 1926 Wythe Co, d 31 May 1998 (SSDI 224-24-5263 Va), bur Sanders Cem,
.                        Wythe Co, m 8 Sep 1949 Wythe Co to Billie Marie Gravley, b 7 Apr 1927 McDowell Co, WVa, d 22 Jun 2018, bur San-
.                        ders Cem, d/o James Elbert Gravely and Irene Deal.
.                        Carl's LR: Austinville, Wythe Co 24312.  He was "Edwin" in the 1930 census.

5.   Ethel Thomas Nester, b 25 May 1931 Wythe Co, d 30 Oct 1986 Durham, Durham Co, NC (not in SSDI), m 8 Sep 1949
.                        Wythe Co to Howard Tyler Thompson, div, b 1 Apr 1925 Wythe Co, d 28 Sep 2000 (SSDI 223-30-7504 Va), s/o Leonard
.                        Tyler Thompson and Martha Rebecca Bishop.  Tyler had m(1) 24 Mar 1945 Wythe Co to Minnie Rose Monahan, b ca
.                        1924, d/o William Edward Monahan and Emma Lee Stephens.  Howard and Minnie div 3 Nov 1947 Wythe Co.  Tyler m(3)
.                        7 Apr 1988 Wythe Co to Agnes Elizabeth Porter Price, b 1927, d/o Andrew Orvil Porter and Leona Elizabeth Cress.
.                        Howard's LR: Austinville, Wythe Co 24312.
.                        issue:
a.   Rebecca Mae Thompson, b 1949 Wythe Co, m 15 Jan 1972 Wythe Co to Bernard William Shinault, b 1942, s/o Ber-
.                              nard William Shinault and Dorothy Dean Fridley.
b.   Kathy Annette Thompson, b 1959 Wythe Co, m 19 Nov 1976 Wythe Co to Barry Keith Davidson, b 1957, s/o Carson
.                              Bradley Davidson and Barbara Louise Porter.
c.   Melissa Dawn Thompson, b 1968 Wythe Co, m 1 Oct 1987 Wythe Co to Joseph Simeon Shelton, b 1961, s/o Joseph
.                              Simeon Shelton and Dora Mae Grubb.

.                   Ref:  1.   Thomas W. Nester's notes,
email: twnester@tds.net   
.                            2.   Kenneth Wyatt Nester's email:
.                            3. "Blue Ridge Heritage", 1982, D.B. Peterson, p 98.
.                            4.   Sharon Hill's
.                            5. "
Enterprise:"(Wythe County, Va), 3 Jun 1998:  Edward Carl Nester was born about 1926 in ,Wythe County, Va. He
.                                  died on 31 May 1998 in Wythe Comm Hosp,Wythe County,VA. He was buried on 04 Jun 1998 in Sanders Cemetery.
.                                  He married Billie.  Of Ausinville.  Nickname Talley.  Korean War.  Wife living, 1 sister, 1 brother in law listed.  Seve-
.                                  ral nieces, nephews not listed.  Died: Wythe County Community Hospital, Wytheville.  Buried: Sanders Cemetery.
.                            6.   http://www.swvatoday.com/obituaries/article_cd215bb0-9846-5f3d-b55d-ec2f55c5db1b.html
.                                  Ruby Marie Nester Hall, age 93, of Austinville, Va., passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. She was born December
.                                  30, 1923, in Wythe County, daughter of the late Harbert Heath Nester and Essie Mae Thomas Nester. She was pre-
.                                  ceded in death by her husband, James Argle Hall. Ruby is survived by three daughters, Lois F. Hall of Austinville,
.                                  Va., Leta Hall Pittman of Charlotte, N.C. and Vanessa J. Hall of Blacksburg, Va.; two grandsons, John C. Pittman and
.                                  James I. Pittman; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at
.                                  the Barnett Funeral Home with the Reverend Mike Ingo officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Pentecostal
.                                  Holiness Church Cemetery....
.                            7.   http://prabook.com/web/person-view.html?profileId=825547: bio for John Isham Pittman.
.                            8.   http://www.highlandfuneralservice.com/obituary/billie-nester
.                                  Billie Marie Gravley Nester, age 91, of Wytheville, VA passed away Friday, June 22, 2018. She was born April 7,
.                                  1927 in McDowell County, West Virginia, daughter of the late James Elbert Gravley and Irene Deal Gravley.  She was
.                                  preceded in death by her husband, Edward Carl Nester. Billie is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, R.P. and
.                                  Jean Gravley of Max Meadow, VA.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Sanders
.                                  Cemetery with the Reverend Dennis Williams officiating....
.  Pictures below from www.findagrave.com
.            Added by Bruce Williams