I am still researching evidence for James Hefley's parents.
Virginia Gatlin Hefley's brother was Samuel Bell Maxey Gatlin.He along with his wife Emma Nora Rhomar are buried at Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Oklahoma.(Their family piano, passed along to my grandparents, is in my living room).
From the book "History Of The Cherokee Indians and their legends and folk lore" By Emmet Starr (available at books.google: "Gatlin, Mrs. Emma Nora (See Grant and Oolootsa)—Emma Nora, daughter of Frank and May (Hanks) Rhomer, was born February 2, 1889, and educated at Webbers Falls, and the Cherokee National Female Seminary. She married Samuel Bell Maxey, son of James and Matilda (Yearby) Gatlin, born May 25, 1887. Mr. and Mrs- Gatlin are residents of Webbers Falls.
James, son of lames and Lucy (McCoy) Gatlin, married Matilda Yearby and they were the parents of Samuel Bell Maxey Gatlin."