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Our Obituaries

Robert Brown

May 13, 1929 - February 20, 2017

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Alfred Bernard Price

July 29, 1924 - February 19, 2017

Alfred Bernard Price, 92, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017. He was the son of the late George Lon Price and Mary Bess Williams Price. Born July 29, 1924 in Itmann, West Virginia. Mr. Price was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Bob Price, Francis Price, Audrey Price, Oscar Price, Bill Price and Earl...
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Josephine Pigg

August 14, 1942 - February 17, 2017

Josephine Pigg, 74, of Oak Hill, passed peacefully to be with Jesus on Friday, February 17, 2017. Josephine was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Kozam Ortiz. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bobby Pigg Sr.; daughters, Tammy Higginbotham and Josephine Savino; son, Bobby Pigg Jr.; sisters, Mary Jane Wallace, Clara Blout and Helen Galbreath; brothers, Franklin Ortiz, Robert Ortiz...
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Kasey Anne Vance

August 31, 1998 - February 14, 2017

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Kenneth Lee Wilson

February 18, 1957 - February 10, 2017

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Charles Campagna

May 7, 1933 - February 9, 2017

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Charles Campagna

May 7, 1933 - February 9, 2017

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Lendo Columbus Polk

July 16, 1929 - February 9, 2017

Rev. Lendo Columbus Polk, 87, of Midway, went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, February 9, 2017. He was the son of the late Creed and Lavie Polk. He was the last surviving member of his family. Lendo was born July 16, 1929 in Egeria, WV. He was married to Virginia Price Polk on April 15, 1950. He was of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith. He loved reading his bible, visiting people in nursing...
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Willie H. Bishop

May 24, 1929 - February 8, 2017

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Marvis Doretta Jarrell

February 21, 1938 - February 7, 2017

Doretta Smith Jarrell, 78, of Prosperity (formerly of Ameagle, WV), passed away on February 7, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. Born on February 21, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Ethel Violet Stover Smith. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Ronald Eugene Jarrell; sister, Elsie Richards; brother, Frank Stover...
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Lloyd Allen Spencer

November 5, 1930 - February 3, 2017

Lloyd Allen Spencer, 86, of Mt Hope, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017. He was the son of the late Charles Robert Spencer and Lena Jennings Spencer. Born November 5, 1930, in Cunard, WV, Lloyd was a 1949 graduate of Woodrow Willson High School, where he lettered in football and wrestling. He also attended Beckley College where he received an Associate of Arts Degree. Lloyd served in the US...
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Nancy Alice Martin

May 2, 1952 - January 31, 2017

Nancy Alice Martin, 64, of Lenoir City, TN, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 following a short illness. She was the daughter of the late Sherman Maynor and Audrey Treadway Maynor. Born May 2, 1952 in Mt. Hope, WV. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Fountain City, TN. Nancy enjoyed flower gardening, traveling and being with her family especially her grandchildren. Those left to...
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Oscar Carl Wright

February 5, 1937 - January 29, 2017

Oscar Carl Wright, 79, of Colcord, WV, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017. He was the son of the late Okey Wright and Alma Carr Wright. Born February 5, 1937 in Blue Pennant, WV. Oscar served 20 years in the U.S. Airforce. He enjoyed fishing, bird watching and spending time with his dog, Lady. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Shea; brothers, Jimmy Wright...
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Jarell Boling Ashby

June 2, 1933 - January 28, 2017

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Lois Alverta Evans

August 9, 1932 - January 27, 2017

Lois Alverta Evans, 84, of Mount Hope, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017, after a long illness. She was born August 9, 1932 in Rocky Gap, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Millard and Nora Ward. She was a charter member of Little Valley Baptist Church at South Sand Branch. She was a homemaker and thoroughly enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and loved...
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Ivan Acord

November 15, 1928 - January 27, 2017

Ivan AcordIvan Acord 88, of Hotchkiss passed away on Friday January 27, 2017 after a long battle with many health issues. Born November 15, 1928, at Hotchkiss he was the son of the late Clarance and Etter Tedder Acord. Ivan was a retired coal miner with 32 years of service, he last worked for the Slab Fork Coal Company at Slab Fork. He was a born again Christian, and a faithful and dedicated...
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Curtis William Monk

June 29, 1936 - January 27, 2017

Rev. Curtis W. Monk, 80, of Shady Spring, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017. He was the son of the late Henry and Bessie Monk. Mr. Monk was born on June 29, 1936. He was a long standing member of the Freewill Baptist Church and served his Lord and Church as Pastor and Evangelist. He preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ for many years but his life was his greatest sermon...
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Linda Carol Bair

November 17, 1946 - January 26, 2017

Linda Carol Stover Bair of Hico passed away on Thursday January 26, 2017. Born November 17, 1946, she was the daughter of the late, Glenva and Eva Calloway Stover. Linda was a member of the Sunday Road Baptist Church. She enjoyed her animals, cross stitching, baking, riding horses and being with her family. Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 53 years, David Edward...
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Alex Eugene Cole

May 14, 1934 - January 26, 2017

Alex Eugene Cole, 82, of Beckley, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 following a short illness. He was the son of the late William Cole and Leona Jenkins Cole. Born May 14, 1934 in Eccles, West Virginia. Mr. Cole served in the US Army. Alex was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of VFW and Teamstars Union. He enjoyed dancing, fishing, singing, boxing, hunting, playing guitar and...
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Charles Linville

September 16, 1928 - January 25, 2017

Charles “Chris” Linville, 88, currently of Beckley, formerly of Rock Creek passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. He was the son of the late Freland Linville and Amanda Wiley Linville. Born September 16, 1928 in Horse Creek, West Virginia. Chris was known as a very hard working man. He was a lifelong member of Rebecca Chapel Church where he served as Sunday School...
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Joseph Skaggs

July 17, 1960 - January 24, 2017

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Harley Leevern Blevins

May 6, 1947 - January 24, 2017

Harley L. Blevins Harley L. Blevins, 69, of Princewick, went to be with the Lord after a long illness on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. He was the son of the late Selby Blevins and Grace Trivett Blevins. Born May 6, 1947 in Rhodell, West Virginia. Harley was a disabled factory worker and an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by...
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Barbara Helen Davenport

January 12, 1929 - January 21, 2017

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Dewey Hartsell Lilly

March 31, 1923 - January 19, 2017

Dewey Hartsell Lilly 93, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Beckley VA Hospital. Born March 31, 1923 in Crab Orchard, he was the son of the late Aldie and ralph Lilly.He served in the Army from 1943- 1945. Dewey serviced in the European front in WWII and was one of the soldiers who...
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Ethel Lambert

September 15, 1920 - January 19, 2017

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Bobby Ray Alderman

January 15, 1930 - January 17, 2017

Bobby Ray Alderman, 87, of Long Branch, passed away on January 17, 2017. Bobby was born January 15, 1930 to Early and Alain Alderman. He married Reba (Williams) Alderman on November 20, 1952. At the early age of 17, Bobby began working in Mount Hope. He worked many years as an auto mechanic before returning to Mt. Hope working for the Housing Authority until his retirement in 1993. Bobby...
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Katherine Toney

January 3, 1993 - January 17, 2017

KATHERINE CHARLENE McINTOSH TONEY Katherine Charlene McIntosh Toney, of Meadow Bridge, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 following a short illness. Katherine was born January 3, 1993 in Raleigh County; she was the daughter of Rodney Wayne McIntosh and Denise Darcel Smith McIntosh of Bradley. Katherine was a member of the Millbrook Baptist Church; a...
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LaFonda Jeanette JOHNSON

October 8, 1937 - January 15, 2017

Lafonda Jeanette Johnson (Tiny), 79, of Stephenson, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Layte Taylor and Elvie Lilly Taylor. Born October 8, 1937 in Robson, West Virginia, Tiny enjoyed cooking, especially holiday meals, gardening, sewing, crocheting and reading. She will be remembered as a loving caregiver for her family. In addition to her parents, she is...
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Corrine Cooper

July 17, 1932 - January 15, 2017

Corrine Cooper, 84, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 15, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Houston and Maggie Woodson Kratz. She was born July 17, 1932 in Milburn, WV. Corrine was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, crafts and spending time with family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is...
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Earnest Franklin Bradford

June 4, 1935 - January 14, 2017

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Bridget Renee Robinson

October 14, 1974 - January 11, 2017

Bridget Renee Robinson, 42, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 following a sudden illness. Born October 14, 1974 in Beckley, West Virginia to the late Rayburn Don Bolen Sr and Mary Jewell Pritchard Bolen. She was of the Pentecostal Faith. Bridget enjoyed working at Outback Steak House in Beckley and previously in food service at Little General Stores and Shoney’s in...
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George Garland Shupe

May 22, 1942 - January 11, 2017

George G. Shupe, of Crab Orchard, WV, went to be with the Lord on January 11th, 2017 in Beckley, WV. George was born in Tazewell County, VA, to Olen and Helen Shupe on May 22nd, 1942. He attended school at Pocahontas High School. On March 25th, 1961, he married Helen Ratliff and they have celebrated 55 wonderful years of marriage. He was a long time member of the Bethel Freewill Baptist Church...
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June Elizabeth Reggi

July 21, 1929 - January 9, 2017

June Elizabeth (Reed) Reggi, age 87, went to be with the Lord on January 9, 2017. She was born on July 21, 1929 to the late Berdine and Melda Reed. June was a prominent lifelong resident of Stanaford, WV. She was a beloved housewife and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Later in life June received her LPN license and served as a nurse in the Beckley area. June was also an...
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Michael Wayne Polk

April 16, 1958 - January 9, 2017

Michael Wayne Polk of Oak Hill went to his Heavenly home on Monday, January 09, 2017 following a long illness. Born April 16, 1958, he was the son of Lendo and Neva Virginia Price Polk. Michael attended Mountain View Church of God. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, carpentry, flea markets, pawn shops and being with his family and friends. He also enjoyed gardening and taking care of his chickens...
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Norma Juanita Long

April 17, 1925 - January 7, 2017

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend Juanita Long Nee Adkins, 91 went home tobe with her Lord on January 7th 2017. She was born April 17th, 1925 in Lillybrook, RaleighCounty, WV to parents Carl and Lola Adkins, the oldest daughter of nine children. She grew upin Lillybrook and graduated from Collins High School. Juanita was a true ‘’Coal Miner’sDaughter”, and...
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John Russell Fox

February 18, 1928 - January 7, 2017

John R. Fox Jr, 88, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at home, surrounded by family. He was the son of the late John R. Fox Sr and Hazel Pletcher. Born February 18, 1928 in Summersville, West Virginia. John served in the U.S. Navy, was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, VFW and American Legion Post 32. He retired after 20 years from Consolidated Coal Company and owned Fox...
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Donna Vera Tedder

May 16, 1940 - January 6, 2017

Donna Vera Tedder, 76, of Crab Orchard, passed away Friday, January 6, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Delmar and Minnie Blevins Prince. She was born May 16, 1940 in Spanishburg, West Virginia. Donna attended Calvary Assembly of God in Beckley, WV. She was a beautiful Christian woman who had a great amount of faith and loved God and others with all of her heart. Every person she came in...
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Linda Carol Metro

January 10, 1947 - January 5, 2017

Linda Carol Metro, 69, of Eden, NC, passed away January 5, 2017. Born January 10, 1947 in Surveyor, WV to the late Leonard Deck and Nannie Miller Deck. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, John Metro; sister, Norma Walton; brother, Sherman Deck. Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, John and Syndi Metro and Joseph and Lori Metro; brother, Eugene...
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Clara Brown

September 20, 1933 - January 4, 2017

Clara “Maxine” Brown, 83, of Summersville, formally of Matheny, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 following a short illness. Born September 20, 1933 in Bolt, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late John “Wirt” Brooks and Zada Lucas Brooks. Clara was a member of New Beginnings Worship Center in Summersville. She worked as a Social Worker....
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James Ricky Tate

October 16, 1951 - January 2, 2017

James Ricky Tate, 65, of Sophia, WV passed away peacefully on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Raleigh General Hospital.Mr. Tate worked for Fisher Auto Parts for 23 plus years and thoroughly enjoyed his job and co-workers. He also enjoyed spending time with his brothers, family and friends. James enjoyed tinkering around with his truck in his spare time and was also a veteran of the United States Army...
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Gary Allen Nowlin

April 26, 1948 - January 1, 2017

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Johnny Lee Bailey

June 15, 1951 - December 30, 2016

Johnny Lee Bailey, 65, of Bolt, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 following a long illness. He was born June 15, 1951 in Sun Hill, West Virginia to the late Lewis Bailey and Eliza Acord Bailey. Johnny was of the Christian Faith. He enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death is his sister, Rosetta Tincher. Those left to cherish his memory...
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Loretta Johns Legg

May 2, 1931 - December 29, 2016

Loretta Lue Legg, 85 of Mt. Lookout passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016. Born May 2, 1931, in Edmond, WV she was the daughter of the late William Murry and Annie Pearl Johns.In addition to her parents, Loretta is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, William Harold (Hido) Legg; brothers, Raleigh Johns and Randall Johns; sisters, Lucille Burdette, Lola Johns, Lorena Mae Dorsey-Ross,...
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Judy Crook Forbes

March 31, 1949 - December 27, 2016

Judy Crook Forbes, 67, of Raleigh, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 following a long illness.She was born March 31, 1949 in Raleigh, West Virginia to the late Archie Crook and Arbutis Trailing Crook. Judy was of the Pentecostal Faith. She enjoyed reading, electronic games, being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by...
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Terri Ann Wrinkle

August 14, 1957 - December 25, 2016

Terri Ann Wrinkle, 59, of Crab Orchard, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2016 at her home after a short illness. Born on August 14, 1957 in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late George Doss and Shelby Geneseo Doss. She was a homemaker, loved her flower gardens and watching the Pittsburg Steelers. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her paternal and maternal...
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Waneta Waddell

November 10, 1924 - December 23, 2016

Waneta Waddell, 92, of St. Albans, formally of Coal City, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Dudley Justice and Carrie Smith Justice. Born November 10, 1924 in Raleigh County, West Virginia. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Waneta was retired from Raleigh County School Systems. She was very active in her home church in Coal City Community...
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Larry Lucas

May 21, 1960 - December 21, 2016

Larry Keith Lucas, 56, of Beaver WV gained his wings on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.Born on May 21, 1960 Larry was the son of the late John “Buster” Lucas and Evelyn Lucas. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Richard Lucas, and Leon Lucas and a niece Andrea Aliff Stone.Larry enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters and loved to go fishing, but...
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Paul Aaron Fink

October 28, 1954 - December 21, 2016

Paul Aaron Fink, 62, of Princewick, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 following injuries sustained in a car accident. He was the son of the late Robert Fink and Norma Cook Fink. He was born October 28, 1954 in Beckley, West Virginia. Paul was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed fishing, camping, being outdoors and being with family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded...
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Leatrel R. Smith

March 19, 1927 - December 19, 2016

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Edgar Paul Jenkins

April 12, 1941 - December 17, 2016

Edgar Paul (Eddie) Jenkins, Jr. 75 years old of Beckley, West Virginia, passed away from this life to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, December 17, 2016.He was born April 12, 1941 in Eccles, WV to parents, Edgar Jenkins, Sr. and Lilly (Shoemaker) Jenkins. After graduating from Trap Hill High School in 1959 and National Meat Cutting School in 1960, Eddie Married his high school sweetheart,...
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Danny Steven Wellman

January 30, 1958 - December 15, 2016

Danny Steven Wellman, 58, of Beckley, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016. He was the son of Barbara Ellen Wilson and the late Jayce Wellman. He was born January 30, 1958 in Logan, West Virginia. Mr. Wellman was a member of Church of God Family Worship Center. He was a Boy Scout Troup Leader with Troup 103 in Beckley. He enjoyed fishing, cars, and being with his family and friends. In...
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James Edward Ellison

January 3, 1934 - December 15, 2016

James Edward Ellison, 82, of Mabscott, went to be with the Lord at 5:25pm on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Bowers Hospice House battling cancer. He was born January 3, 1934 at Carlisle, West Virginia. He was the son of the late Mack Russell Ellison and Nellie Ellen Jones Ellison. Jim was a retired coal miner from Pittison Coal Company of Sabine. He was a member of the UMWA and Mabscott...
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Elza Alvin Reed

October 6, 1938 - December 12, 2016

Elza Alvin Reed Elza Alvin Reed, 78, of Beckley formerly of Amigo, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016. He was the son of the late Tiberius Reed and Emma Reed. Born October 6, 1938 in Amigo, West Virginia. Elza was a member of Pikeview Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed painting cars, gardening, woodworking and going to church. Elza cherished spending time with his children and...
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Willie Mae Cole

May 6, 1923 - December 9, 2016

Willie Mae Cole (née Lilly) of Daniels, WV passed away suddenly on December 9, 2016 at Raleigh General Hospital. She was 93. Born on May 6, 1923 to William and Amanda Lilly of Farley Hill, WV, Willie Mae would live a long and adventurous life, traveling across the United States and experiencing many events and occasions in history few could imagine. In 1942 she married her sweetheart Frank...
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Richard Owens

April 26, 1949 - December 7, 2016

Richard Carl Owens 67, of Beckley went home to be with Lord on Wednesday December 7, 2016 following an accident.Born April 26, 1949 in Washington D.C. he was the son of Robert Owens of Fern Park Florida, and Bernita Earp of Nanticoke Maryland.Richard loved spending time with his friends, and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his brother Robert...
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Devonna D. Hensley

January 5, 1956 - December 7, 2016

Devonna D. Gilkerson Hensley, 60 of Shady Spring passed away peacefully at Bowers Hospice House following a long illness on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Born January 5, 1956, she was the daughter of the late William and Willie Mae Ewing Gilkerson. Devonna enjoyed shopping, camping, cooking and being with her grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith. Those left to cherish her memory...
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Wanda Lean Ellis

June 6, 1938 - December 4, 2016

Wanda Lean Ellis, 78, of Beaver, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 following a long illness. She was the daughter of the late James Hensley and Dolly Rowe Hensley. She was born June 6, 1938 in Slab Fork, West Virginia. She was a member of the Southern Baptist Faith Church. She enjoyed shopping, fishing, entertaining, camping, music and being with her family. In addition to her parents,...
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Lawrence Holliday

January 22, 1929 - December 4, 2016

Beckley WVLawrence “Teddy” Theodore HollidayLawrence “Teddy” Theodore Holliday 87, of Beckley walked through the gates of pearl, on Sunday December 4, 2016, following a short illness.Born January 22, 1929 in Caldwell, he was the son of the late Cary and Reva Bennett Holliday.Teddy was a mechanic. He loved mechanic work; he would help anyone who needed help. He was a...
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Joan Jasper Clay

September 13, 1931 - December 4, 2016

Joan Jasper Bennett Clay 85, of Falling Waters formerly of Maple Fork, passed away after a short illness at her home.Mrs. Clay was born in Bradley, she was the daughter of the late Norvel and Violet Murdock Bennett.She was a longtime member of the Bradley Presbyterian Church, she loved reading, working in her church, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.In addition to...
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Howard L. Rose

December 4, 1931 - December 3, 2016

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Charlotte Rodgers

May 27, 1923 - December 1, 2016

Charlotte Marie Rodgers, 93, of Daniels, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Raleigh L Evans and Eunice M. Futterer Evans Dean. She was born May 27, 1923 in Tralee, West Virginia. Charlotte was of the Christian Faith. She was a long time member of Terry Independent Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her step father...
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Pamela Marie Kincaid

August 21, 1961 - November 27, 2016

Pamela Marie Harvey Kincaid, 55, of Beckley, WV passed away on November 27, 2016. She was preceded in death by her mother; Emma ‘Toler’ Harvey; father, Heber Harvey and one brother Scotty Dale Harvey. Mrs. Kincaid was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed hobbies such as: yard sales, flea markets, fishing, but most of all spending time with her family and...
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Donna Jean Kamensky

December 24, 1964 - November 26, 2016

Donna J. Cox Blevins, 51, of Sophia, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Summers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hinton. She was the daughter of Janet Adams Cox and the late Rev. Okey Cox. She was born December 24, 1964 in Sophia, West Virginia. Donna attended Soak Creek Gospel Tabernacle and enjoyed collecting antiques and traveling. In addition to her father, she is preceded in...
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Michael David Salyers

November 21, 2016 - November 25, 2016

Michael David Salyers, four days old, entered into the presence of our Lord on November 25, 2016 at the Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital in Roanoke, VA. He was born on November 21, 2016 at 32 weeks at Princeton Community Hospital and weighed 3lb and 9.4oz and 16 inches long. He is forever loved by his parents, Joseph and Rebecca Salyers of Iaeger, WV. In just a few short days on this earth...
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Daniel Alan Hudgins

November 27, 1958 - November 24, 2016

Bishop Daniel Alan Hudgins, Sr., 57, of Beckley, made his Heavenly journey on Thursday, November 24, 2016. He was the son of Priscilla Anderson and the late Rev. Elbert “E.M.” Hudgins. He was born November 27, 1958 in Bluefield, West Virginia. Daniel worked 27 years as a coal miner for US Steel Mining. He cherished his wife, children and grandchildren. Daniel was a Church of God...
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Tony Romeo

November 13, 1924 - November 23, 2016

Tony Romeo, 92, of Sophia, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016 following a long illness. He was the son of the late Sam Romeo and Lucy Passaniti Romeo. He was born November 13, 1924 in Freeburn, KY. Mr. Romeo served in the US Army during WWII. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Mr. Romeo was a member of the UMWA, Knights of Columbus, Sierra Club and was a retired...
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Drema Mae Shrewsbury

December 31, 1957 - November 23, 2016

Drema Mae Shrewsbury, 58, of Barkers Ridge, lost a four year battle to sickness on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. She won the war of life and has now moved into her new Heavenly home. She is the daughter of the late Jesse James Bishop and Greta Delores Bishop both of Barkers Ridge. She was born December 31, 1957 in Mullens, WV. Drema was a member of the Mullens Family Worship Center for 31...
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Allene Mae McMillan

June 14, 1936 - November 21, 2016

Allene Mae McMillan, 80, of Piney View, passed away Monday, November 22, 2016 following a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Archie Lawrence and Ruth Clark Lawrence. She was born June 14, 1936 in Charleston, West Virginia. She was of the Pentecostal Faith. Allene enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens, knitting and cooking. In addition to her parents, she is preceded...
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Mary E. Vaught

February 11, 1947 - November 21, 2016

Mary Hatcher Vaught, 69, of Beckley, passed away Monday, November 21, 2016 following a short illness. She was the daughter of the late William Hatcher and Mahalda Johnson. She was born February 11, 1947 in Flat Top, West Virginia. She was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading and being with her family. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers,...
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Allene Mae McMillan

June 14, 1936 - November 21, 2016

Allene Mae McMillan, 80, of Piney View, passed away Monday, November 22, 2016 following a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Archie Lawrence and Ruth Clark Lawrence. She was born June 14, 1936 in Charleston, West Virginia. She was of the Pentecostal Faith. Allene enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens, knitting and cooking. In addition to her parents, she is preceded...
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Mary Frances Burleson

April 23, 1954 - November 20, 2016

Mary Frances Burleson, 62, of Crab Orchard, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Fred Lewis Burleson and Blanche Stover Burleson.She was born April 23, 1954 in Saxon, West Virginia. Mary was a previous member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She enjoyed shopping, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in...
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Russell William Pennington

May 28, 1948 - November 14, 2016

On November 14, 2016, we lost the greatest man we ever knew, Russell William Pennington. He is the son of the late Bill Pennington and Helen Miller Pennington. Russell was 68 years old and a retired coal miner. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Charlie and...
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Delbert Lawrence Roberts

July 3, 1945 - November 14, 2016

Delbert (Dutch) Roberts, 71, of Beckley, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016. He was the son of the late Walter Roberts and Thelma Like Him Roberts. Born July 3, 1945 in Mitchell, South Dakota. Delbert served as a Police Officer in Fort Thompson, SD. He enjoyed football, laughing, visiting the senior citizen center and his dog, Yogi. Delbert had a sweet tooth for candy and Coca-Cola. In...
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John David Cobb

April 1, 1965 - November 13, 2016

The Twenty-Third PsalmThe Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters; He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His namesake. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for Thou art with me: Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table...
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Cynthia Kay Bishop

April 1, 1950 - November 13, 2016

Cynthia Kay Bishop, 66, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Herbert Perdue and Lenora Kagey Perdue.Born April 1, 1950 in Rhodell, West Virginia. Cynthia attended Madeline Freewill Baptist Church and was a bookkeeper/treasurer. She loved her church dearly. She was known to be very giving, enjoyed spending time with her family especially her nieces...
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Donny Ray McKinney

April 9, 1971 - November 12, 2016

Donny Ray McKinney, Jr., of MacArthur, passed away suddenly on November 12, 2016 at his home in Glen White, West Virginia. Donny is dearly loved and will be missed by many. He was born April 9th in Atlanta Georgia to Donny R. McKinney, Sr., and Lydia June Canaday McKinney. Donny was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School class of 1989. He was a Golden Gloves Novice Champ in 1990 and 1991. ...
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Andrea Stone

January 26, 1979 - November 9, 2016

Andrea Lynn Aliff Stone, 37, of Beckley, passed away on November 9, 2016. Born on January 26, 1979, Andrea was the loving daughter of Rosa Meadows, stepfather Glen Meadows and father Alvin O’Neal. Andrea was preceded in death by husband, Jeremy Stone; maternal grandparents, John “Buster” and Evelyn Lucas; paternal grandparents, Gaston and Clara O’Neal; uncles, Leon Lucas...
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Mary Euline Edmonds

November 13, 1926 - November 7, 2016

Mary Euline Edmonds, 89, of Fayetteville, slipped peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, November 7, 2016 just six days shy of her 90th birthday. Mary was the fourth of twelve children born to the late Lowe Woolwine and the late Chessie Woolwine Ellison (James) of Mt. Hope. Mary was an active woman; she worked in a variety of trades, including her time as an infamous house painter in Culpeper,...
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Dahlia Frame

October 5, 1934 - November 7, 2016

Dahlia Mae Frame, age 82, died peacefully on November 7, 2016 in Beckley, West Virginia. Dahlia was born October 5, 1934, in Sullivan, West Virginia, the daughter of Samuel and Nanie Hayden. Dahlia graduated from Sophia High School in 1952 where she was a member of the National Honor Society and Glee club. In that same year, she married David B. Frame, a PFC in the United States Army. In...
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Bernard G. Davis

May 7, 1922 - November 7, 2016

Bernard Gilbert Davis, 94, of MacArthur, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. He was the son of the late Carl and Ella Hughes Davis. Born May 7, 1922 in Ohio. He was a member of Crab Orchard Church of the Brethren. Bernard enjoyed being outdoors, gardening and walking. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Frank Davis; sisters, Dorothy Williams and Nancy Bradley....
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John Robert Williams

March 16, 1960 - November 5, 2016

Blue Ridge Funeral Home Beckley WVJohn Robert WilliamsJohn Robert Williams 56 of Beckley, passed away November 5, 2016.Born March 16, 1960 in Beckley, he was the son of the late Joseph E. Williams of Beckley, and the late Frances Toney Watley of Little River, S.C.Those left to cherish his memory include his brother Joseph E. Williams III and wife Pam of MacArthur, Two nieces Jennifer Clendenin...
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James Robert Russnak

May 6, 1937 - November 5, 2016

James Robert “Bob” Russnak, 79, of Daniels, WV, formerly of Gary, WV, died November 5, 2016. He was born May 6, 1937 to the late Steve Russnak and Ethel Jane Addair Russnak in Bartley, WV. Bob worked in the coal mines for 35 years, rising to the position of General Maintenance Foreman. He loved fishing, hunting and riding through the McDowell County mountains looking for wildlife...
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James Michael Brooks

June 25, 1944 - November 5, 2016

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Judith Ann Burns

September 16, 1944 - October 31, 2016

Judith Ann Burns, 72, of Beckley, W.Va. died October 31. “Judy” Burns, daughter of Howard and Edith Bower of Morgantown, W.Va., and wife of Roger Burns, passed away surrounded by her family at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. She and her husband Roger celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2015. She is survived by her husband, Roger; children, Todd Burns and Courtney Cooper;...
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Charlotte K. Worley

March 25, 1940 - October 31, 2016

Charlotte Kathleen Worley, 76, of Piney View, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Howard Ewing and Gladys Adkins Ewing. She was born March 25, 1940 in Beckley, WV. She was a member of Piney View Bible Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Ethel Ewing. Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband Ralph...
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Frelon Dean Layne

March 31, 1961 - October 29, 2016

Dean Layne, 55 of Beckley, passed away on October 29, 2016. He was the son of the late Davie Dean Layne and Beulah Jan Reynolds Layne. Dean began his career as a professional landscaper and welder. He spent the last twenty-five years as a real estate appraiser at the Raleigh County Assessor’s Office. There, he served as the chief real estate appraiser and frequently assisted counties...
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Anna Jo Taylor

March 17, 1939 - October 29, 2016

Anna Jo Gillespie Taylor, 77, of Crab Orchard, went to be with the Lord on October 29, 2016 at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley following a long illness. Anna was born in Woodpeck, WV to the late Ed and Grace Gillespie on March 17, 1939. She was a mother, housewife and a very good cook. She liked dogs and loved crafting. In 1974 she was named outstanding young woman of the year. In addition...
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Norma Stover

March 19, 1934 - October 28, 2016

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Johnny Chambers

September 10, 1955 - October 28, 2016

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Drema Burdiss

April 8, 1941 - October 28, 2016

Dreama Rebecca Burdiss,75, of Beckley wentto be home and to restwith the Lord October28, 2016,a f t e r he rextendedillness. Shepassedpeacefullyi n h e rhome.Born April8, 1941, she was thedaughter of Woodrowand Katherine Mullinsof Eccles. Dreama lovedthe Lord and attendedMaxwell Hill BaptistChurch. She gave herlife loving and servingothers but none no morethan she did her childrenfor whom she...
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Ocie Mullins

March 11, 1936 - October 27, 2016

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Donna Lee Cook

April 12, 1924 - October 27, 2016

Donna Lee Cook, 92, previously of Shady Spring, WV and originally from Crow, WV, was finally released from her aged body to go with God on October 27, 2016 at Bowers Hospice after a long decline in her health due to age.Donna lived a long and full life, working at Harvey’s Fashion for many years and with her sense of style helped many ladies dress their best. Later years she cared for the...
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Ocie R. MULLINS

March 11, 1936 - October 27, 2016

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Lois Elaine Lozier

January 1, 1943 - October 27, 2016

Lois Elaine Lozier, 73, residing in Beckley WV at the time of her passing on October 27, 2016, in the late afternoon comfortable at home with her family by her side. Lois was born January 1, 1943 to Richard and Helen Bryant. Hard working, loving parents who inspired in her strength, faith and the importance of a loving family. After the passing of the love of her life her husband Buddy Lozier the...
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Jimmy Ray BENNETT

August 13, 1949 - October 26, 2016

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Pearl Martin

March 8, 1932 - October 26, 2016

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Aubrey Haley

April 7, 1929 - October 25, 2016

Aubrey Haley, 87, of Beckley, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016. He was the son of the late Frank Haley and Mildred Gordon Haley. Born April 7, 1929 in Winding Gulf, West Virginia. Aubrey was an Army Veteran stationed in Korea. He attended Christ Like Worship Center. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Verona, Gracie, Doris, Frank and Rozlin; nephew, Carl...
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Wanda Ethel Thomas

May 4, 1930 - October 24, 2016

Wanda Ethel Thomas, 86, of Coal City, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016. She was the daughter of the late William Pritchard and Juanita Cales Pritchard. Born May 4, 1930 in Glen White, West Virginia. Wanda was a long, lifetime member of Coal City Community Church where she was a part of the Ladies Circle. She was head majorette at Shady Spring High School. She was a great cook (her...
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Georgia K. Highlander

August 21, 1946 - October 22, 2016

Georgia K. Highlander, 70 of Fayetteville, passed away October 22, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Ronald Perdue and Ida Belle Perdue. Born August 21, 1946 in Charleston, WV. Georgia was the mother of two and dedicated her life to her children. Georgia was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Allen Highlander and sister, Delores Lilly. Those left to cherish her memory include her...
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Arlene Edith Moore

March 12, 1927 - October 20, 2016

Arlene Edith Moore, 89, of King, North Carolina, formally of Beckley, WV, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Kate Reynolds Hospice House. Born March 12, 1927 in Riley, West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late James and Roxie Grear. Arlene moved to NC 12 years ago to be closer to her daughters. She was a member of Regular Baptist Church for more than 50 years. Arlene was a...
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