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Beautiful Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Memorial Gardens & Cremations in Beckley, West Virginia, and Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Sophia, West Virginia, have provided generations of West Virginia families with high-quality funeral, cemetery and cremation services. Our caring staffs are committed to providing you with exceptional assistance to meet your needs and the value your family deserves. At Blue Ridge and Williams-Blue Ridge, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who would like to plan ahead, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. Each of our locations features unique options to fit your individual needs. We invite you to learn more about our funeral homes and memorial gardens.

BLUE RIDGE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS (Beckley)
Standing in view of Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens is the impressive Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Designed with your family's comfort in mind, the spacious funeral home features two large chapel areas, pleasant sitting and family rooms and comfortable arrangement offices. For the convenience of our guests, Blue Ridge features covered entranceways and is surrounded by ample, well-lighted parking areas. With the funeral home ideally situated across from cemetery grounds, families benefit from the convenience and value of having all funeral and cemetery services provided at one location. Blue Ridge also offers an on-site crematory.

BLUE RIDGE MEMORIAL GARDENS (Beckley)
Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens has long been considered one of the state's most beautiful resting places. Its picturesque grounds have provided generations of families with a quiet sense of comfort and peace of mind. Blue Ridge's gentle rolling hills give way to green lawns that offer affordable memorization options of everlasting beauty and charm. At Blue Ridge, families can choose from traditional ground burial, impressive mausoleums cremation niches or prestigious family estates.

WILLIAMS-BLUE RIDGE FUNERAL HOME (Sophia)
Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, located on Virginia Street in Sophia, provides a comfortable setting for families in need of assistance. Reception areas, a coffee lounge and an ample parking area are just a few of the benefits families will find at Williams-Blue Ridge. The funeral home offers a spacious chapel area seating more than 150 guests and features beautiful stained-glass windows. Most important, the professional and caring staff at Williams-Blue Ridge is always on hand to help you create the most memorable and meaningful service possible for your loved one.

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Our Obituaries

Jonathan Richard Thomas

March 19, 1996 - July 30, 2015

Jonathan Richard Thomas, 19, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, July 30, 2015. Jonathan was born on March 19, 1996 in Beckley to his loving parents, Richard Wayne and Joanna Lynn Thomas. He was a happy and caring Christian man who loved and took care of everyone he knew. As a child, he liked to ride his bike, play football, and spend time with his family. As Jonathan grew older,...
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Mary M. Richmond

November 29, 1930 - July 30, 2015

Mary Magdalene McMillion Richmond, 84, of Prince passed away on July 30, 2015, following a long illness. Born November 29, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Anna McMillion. She was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters and one grandchild. Survivors include, daughter, Mary Jane Forren & husband, Roger of Meadow Bridge, son, Jerrell Richmond and fiancé Lisa...
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Lola Linkous

October 13, 1926 - July 30, 2015

Surrounded by her loving family, Lola B. Linkous, 88, of Soak Creek, formerly of Tams, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. Born October 13, 1926 in Virginia, she was the daughter of Barney and Grace Byrd McCoy, but was raised by a wonderful family, John and Sara Thornquest of McDowell County. Very much a lady and soft-spoken, Lola was our precious mother. She...
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Rowena Prictchett

January 26, 1954 - July 27, 2015

Rowena “Faye” Taylor Pritchett 61, of Beaver left the bonds of this life, unexpectedly, to rest with her Heavenly Father on Monday July 27, 2015, at her home.Born January 26, 1954 in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Audrey Bolton Taylor.Faye was a highly skilled and compassionate nurse that touched countless lives by serving her community at Beckley Appalachian...
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Dennis Roy Sizemore

February 22, 1974 - July 25, 2015

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William F. Mills

December 23, 1949 - July 23, 2015

A loving man like no otherA loving husband, parent, grandparent, and brotherA man with strong beliefs and tough loveA Veteran to serve our country, watches from aboveA man that finally reaches homeNo more pain or suffering and not a moment aloneReaches Heaven with many left with his loveAnd we may pray we see him in that wonderful place above. William Francis “French” Mills, 65, of...
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Beulah Lee Trimboli

March 7, 1924 - July 23, 2015

Beulah Lee Westmoreland Stoots Trimboli, 91, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Beulah was born on March 7, 1924 in Glen Jean, WV to the late John and Donie Price Westmoreland, and was the oldest of 15 children. Beulah was an icon of Eccles and was a great help to everyone over her many years. Beulah loved living in the mountains, especially in the winter time as she loved seeing the...
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Bertie Marlene Hayes

August 8, 1936 - July 21, 2015

Bertie Marlene Wickline-Hayes, 78, moved to be with Jesus on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Arrangements pending with Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, WV.
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Michael K. Markham

March 30, 1934 - July 20, 2015

Michael Keith Markham, 81, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015. Born in Pax, WV, Michael was the son of the late Wilma Painter and William Markham. Michael was a retired US Army Veteran, achieving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Third Class and bravely serving his country for 22 years. During his lifetime of service, Michael served tours in South Vietnam, South Korea, East Germany, and Italy....
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John W. Brown

September 2, 1954 - July 19, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV John W. Brown John W. Brown, 60 passed away July 19, 2015 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. He entered into eternal life with Christ according to Scripture 2nd Corinthians 5:8 – We are confident and willing to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. Born September 2, 1954 in Mount Hope, WV, he was the eldest son of the late Frank P...
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Marjorie Estelle Ripple

November 21, 1929 - July 17, 2015

Marjorie Estelle Ripple, 85, of Beckley, passed away July 17, 2015.Arrangements are under the direction of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.Donations in her honor may be sent to act.alz.org/goto/marjorieripple
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Juanita June Combs

May 28, 1924 - July 15, 2015

Juanita June Combs, 91, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015.Born May 28, 1924, she is the daughter of the late James and Orpha Miller Vaughn.Juanita loved spending time with her children.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Howard Combs; son, Jerry Combs; sister, Margaret Kiblinger and brother, James Vaughn Jr.Those left to cherish her memory include...
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Patricia Jean Jennings

November 12, 1935 - July 11, 2015

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Jessie Short

August 7, 1917 - July 9, 2015

Jessie M. Short Jessie Madeline Thomas Short, 97, formerly of Oceana went home to be with the Lord at 9:20 AM Thursday, July 9, 2015. She passed away at home following a long illness. Born August 7, 1917, in Davy, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Myrtle Thomas. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Franklin Pierce Short, Sr.;...
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Terry Lee Wise

March 11, 1947 - July 9, 2015

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Helen Elizabeth Jones

February 28, 1926 - July 8, 2015

Helen Elizabeth Jones, age 89, passed away on July 8, 2015, in Brooksville, Florida. She was born on February 28, 1926, the daughter of the late Leonard and Earthy Hinzman. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, William Clayton Jones and her brother, Charles Edward Hinzman. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving children, Charlotte Ann Gladstone, Linda Fay Young,...
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Mont Ellis

February 27, 1945 - July 8, 2015

Rev. Mont Ellis, Jr., entered into eternal rest on July 8th, 2015, at 11:14 a.m. at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, WV, following a short illness with his dedicated, loving wife at his side.Mont was born in Detroit, Michigan, on February 27, 1945, to Mont Ellis and Julia Midkiff Ellis.In addition to his parents, Mont is preceded in death by an infant sister, Ellen, a sister, Mary Southers,...
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Claudy Harrington

October 20, 1937 - July 7, 2015

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Billy Edward Bailey

February 24, 1929 - July 6, 2015

“They are not lost who find the light of sun and stars and God” Billy Edward Bailey Billy Edward Bailey, 86, entered the gates of Heaven on Monday July 6, 2015 at Bowers Hospice House following a short illness. Bill was born February 24, 1929 in Baileysville, WV to the late Robert and Maggie Bailey. Bill could accomplish anything he set his mind to. At a very early age he helped...
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Christopher M. Hamrick

December 5, 1999 - July 5, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV Christopher Matthew Hamrick Christopher Matthew Hamrick of Beckley, WV passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Christopher was born in Beckley, WV, on December 5, 1999. Christopher attended school at Beckley Stratton Middle School. He played football for the North Beckley Bulldogs and Independence Patriots. He excelled as a Line...
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Michael Wayne Worley

January 18, 1956 - July 5, 2015

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Ginger Lee Dameron

November 13, 1956 - July 4, 2015

Ginger Lee Dameron, 58, of Prosperity, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 4, 2015.Born November 13, 1956, she is the daughter of Glenn Bennett and the late Lillian Smalls Bennett.Ginger enjoyed quilting, reading, movies, fishing, and spending time with her family. She was employed with Beckley Garbage as the Office Manager for 21 years.In addition to her mother, Ginger is preceded in...
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Mary Hayes

December 7, 1967 - July 2, 2015

Mary Ann Hayes, 47, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Mary was born in Mullens, WV to the late Monterville and Alice Marie Snyder Lusk. She was a kind woman who loved completing puzzle books, and playing horse shoes and poker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Debra Adkins and Norma Lewis, brother-in-law, Doug Reed, an infant brother, and her dear...
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Mary Hayes

December 7, 1967 - July 2, 2015

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Vera Glass

July 16, 1942 - June 28, 2015

Vera A. Glass, 72, of Talcott, WV, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Vera was born on July 16, 1942 to the late Dawson and Gertrude Hodge Williams in Artie, WV. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Dwayne Glass, Great-Grandson, Christopher Sadzewicz, sister, Chrisetta Musser,...
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Virginia Fitzwater

April 26, 1934 - June 27, 2015

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Geneva Marie Davis

July 14, 1937 - June 27, 2015

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Thelma Jean Mays

January 13, 1938 - June 25, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV Thelma J. Redden Mays Thelma J. Redden Mays passed away June 25, 2015 at ARH Hospital of multiple system failure.Born January 13, 1938, in Beaver, WV, she was the oldest daughter of the late Georgia Anderson Redden and the late Jesse Howard Redden. She was co-owner of T&C Book Exchange and Beaver Creek Art Studio both of Beaver, WV, where she taught Oil...
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Michael Dunlap

December 17, 1954 - June 25, 2015

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Michael Craig Johnson, Sr.

January 11, 1949 - June 24, 2015

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Virginia Fitzwater

April 26, 1934 - June 24, 2015

Virginia (Jenny) Ann Fitzwater, 81, our dear sister and aunt found peace on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015. Virginia is preceded in death by her father and mother, L.L. “Butch” and Edith Fitzwater; a brother, Lowell “Butch” Fitzwater.She is survived by a sister, Chelsea C. Peelish of Beckley; brother and wife, Paul and Pat Fitzwater of Bolt; sister-in-law, Betty Fitzwater of...
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Gladys Sandra Carpenter

December 2, 1926 - June 21, 2015

Gladys S. Carpenter, 88, of Princeton, formerly of Beckley, went to be with the Lord, June 21, 2015 after a short illness. Born November 2, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Mary Webb. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Maxwell Scott Carpenter and brother, Jim Webb. Gladys came from a family of hairdressers and had her own beauty college in Vero...
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Willie Mae Gilkerson

September 21, 1925 - June 19, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, West Virginia Willie Mae Ewing Gilkerson, age 89, of Beckley, WV, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley following a short illness. Born September 21, 1925, in Stanaford, WV, she was the daughter of Delmar and Virgie Ewing. A wonderful homemaker, Willie was a 1944 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and also worked at a...
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John Louis Mullens

July 15, 1941 - June 17, 2015

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Paula Kay Dyer

May 31, 1948 - June 15, 2015

PAULA KAY DYERPaula Kay Dyer of Beckley WV, died peacefully in the presence of loved ones, Monday, June 15, 2015 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, following a long illness. She was born Paula Kay Hayner, on May 31st 1948 and brought home to a small and humble house at Hainer / Hayner Hollow in Chapmanville WV by her Father Opie Paul Hayner, fresh from marching from France to Germany in WWII, and her...
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James Franklin Howell

November 29, 1936 - June 14, 2015

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James Franklin Howell

November 29, 1936 - June 14, 2015

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Kathy Jane McKinney

December 29, 1959 - June 14, 2015

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Rebecca Susan Schuman

September 19, 1959 - June 13, 2015

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Craig Edward Bess

April 15, 1980 - June 13, 2015

Loving husband, father, son, brother and friend, Craig Edward Bess, 35 of Shady Spring, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015. Born April 15, 1980, Craig was the son of Dennis Bess and the late Pauletta Bailey Bess.Craig grew up in Oak Hill, W.Va., graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1998 and was a graduate of West Virginia University. Anyone that knew him knew of his passion for music. He...
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Roy Lee McKinney

July 31, 1925 - June 13, 2015

Roy L. McKinney Roy L. McKinney 89, of Lester died on Saturday, June 13, 2015Born July 31, 1925, in Lester he was the son of the late Harrison and Charlotte Meadows McKinneyRoy retired from Slab Fork Coal Company in 1982. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.Roy was the last surviving member of his immediate family.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by...
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Eunice Nelson

January 7, 1926 - June 12, 2015

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Errol G. Lilly

August 7, 1940 - June 12, 2015

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John W. Martin

June 22, 1932 - June 11, 2015

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Patricia C. Jarrell

December 25, 1934 - June 10, 2015

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Donald R. Ransom

February 24, 1946 - June 10, 2015

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Kent Saul

October 7, 1946 - June 10, 2015

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Patricia C. Jarrell

December 25, 1934 - June 10, 2015

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Donald Ransom

February 24, 1946 - June 10, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WVDonald Ray Ransom Donald Ray Ransom, 69 of Arnett went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday June, 10, 2015 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV at 10:48 PM. He was born February 24, 1946 at Cool Ridge, WV; he was a son of the late George Waine and Lanzy Jane Massie Ransom. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Clough...
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Donald James Cadle

October 12, 1974 - June 8, 2015

Donald James Cadle, 40, of Beckley, West Virginia, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015. He was born on October 12, 1974 to a family of six, including parents, James and Betty Cadle, and siblings, Shane, Adam, and Evelyn, and he was the father of five children, Chelsea Nigh (20), Kassie Cadle (20), Austin Cadle (19), Ashleigh Donnell (15), and Jacob Cadle (12).He is also survived by his fianc...
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Lonnie Lawrence Lilly

October 29, 1921 - June 3, 2015

Williams Blue Ridge Funeral HomeSophia, WVRev. Lonnie L. Lilly Rev. Lonnie L. Lilly, our Dad and Grandpa went to be with the Lord on June 3th, 2015 at Bowers Hospice House with his loved one’s there at his side. Born on October 29, 1921, he is the son of the late Douglas Lilly and Maude Lunford Lilly of Coal City. Mr. Lilly served his country in the United States Air Force in World War II...
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Bebe Lester

June 28, 1932 - June 3, 2015

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Darrel Wayne Stone

September 13, 1954 - June 2, 2015

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Fred Smith

December 17, 1930 - June 2, 2015

Fred Smith, 84, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at his home in Beckley. Fred was born on December 17, 1930 to the late Orvin and Ann Schnepp Smith. He was a coal miner for 36 years and enjoyed being outdoors, spending his time outside hunting, fishing, and camping. Fred was a family man and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition...
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Irene Suzanne Ewing

December 29, 1965 - June 1, 2015

Irene Suzanne Ewing, 49, of Raleigh County passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 1, 2015. Irene was born on December 29, 1965 to the late Albert and Martha Elizabeth (Milam) Lang. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Gail Massey. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, whom she loved dearly, Kelsie Gail and Matthew Albert Honaker; three brothers,...
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Mckinney James

April 22, 1913 - May 30, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley James Ralph McKinney James Ralph McKinney, 102, of Lester, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday May 30, 2015. Born April 22, 1913, he is the son of the late Harrison and Charlotte Meadows McKinney. Ralph worked in the coal mines for 41 1/2 years and was a member of Akers Missionary Baptist Church Maple Meadows, WV. If you talked with him for even...
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Brenda Stump

August 1, 1943 - May 29, 2015

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Wanda Keys Sharp

September 12, 1923 - May 28, 2015

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Gary Wayne Asbury

January 29, 1958 - May 26, 2015

ASBURY, Gary Wayne, age 57, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. He was born on January 29, 1958, in Beckley, the son of the late William and Donna Asbury. Gary was a member of Breckenridge Baptist Church and had worked many years with Alpha Natural Resources as a Mine Foreman. He was a devoted family man and had the greatest joy spending time with his grand babies. He was preceded in death by...
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Mary Lee Mitchell

May 14, 1925 - May 24, 2015

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Michael W. Chaffin

July 31, 1962 - May 23, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckleyMichael “Mike” William Chaffin Michael William Chaffin, 52, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday May 23, 2015. Born July 31, 1962 in the town of Dakota, West Virginia, he was the son of Thelma Phillips of Oak Hill, WV. Mike, Paw Paw Cow as he was known by his grandchildren, enjoyed getting together with the family, fishing, hunting, and any...
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George E. Odham

January 22, 1939 - May 22, 2015

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Rita M. Bragg

September 12, 1950 - May 21, 2015

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Noah Jerry Lambert

June 5, 1935 - May 19, 2015

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Frances L. Coleman

February 17, 1933 - May 18, 2015

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Elmer David MULLINS

June 15, 1937 - May 18, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley ELMER DAVID MULLINS Elmer David Mullins, 77, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord Monday May 18, 2015. Born June 15, 1937, he is the son of Robert and Dora Collins Mullins. David enjoyed working with his hands, and he was an avid mechanic. He was a school bus driver for Raleigh County and worked 27 years with the Department of Transportation. He was a Deacon...
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Walter B. Adams

November 23, 1967 - May 17, 2015

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Freddy Edward Clay

March 12, 1975 - May 17, 2015

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Ronald G. Stewart

December 10, 1946 - May 14, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckleyRonald Gene Stewart Ronald “Ron” Gene Stewart, 68, of Crab Orchard passed away peacefully May 14, 2015 at Bowers Hospice House surrounded by his family, after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Born December 10, 1946 in Matheny, WV, he was the son of the late Benton and Virginia Stewart. Ron was a member of the Matheny United Methodist Church...
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Eugene Walter Meadows

February 3, 1954 - May 12, 2015

MEADOWS, Eugene Walter, age 61, passed away on May 12, 2015, in Beckley. He was born on February 3, 1954, in Beckley, the son of the late Emmitt and Virginia Meadows, Sr. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Emmitt Meadows, Jr., Albert Meadows and Garnet Davis. Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Connie Meadows; his 3 loving children; 2 brothers and...
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Emogene Janette Callaway Griffith

November 10, 1923 - May 9, 2015

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Florence Robinette

July 30, 1942 - May 9, 2015

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Judy Kay Hall

May 16, 1951 - May 8, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley JUDY KAY HALL Judy Kay Hall, 63, of Prosperity, passed away Friday May 8, 2015 after a sudden illness. Born May 16, 1951, she is the daughter of the late Dewey and Violet Eastridge McKinney. Judy enjoyed camping, her two dogs, and a good conversation. She never met a stranger. She was of the Christian faith and loved her grandchildren more than anything....
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Barbara Bower

December 14, 1954 - May 7, 2015

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Robert McVernon Furey

March 11, 1931 - May 6, 2015

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Nellie Atkins

November 8, 1927 - May 5, 2015

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Barbara L. Cooper

July 5, 1935 - May 5, 2015

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Peggy Ann Dillon

May 5, 1935 - May 4, 2015

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Beulah Irene Workman

May 5, 1918 - May 3, 2015

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Kenneth Milton Crook

January 25, 1941 - April 29, 2015

BLUE RIDGE FUNERAL HOMEBECKLEY KENNETH MILTON CROOK Kenneth Milton Crook went home to be with his Lord on April 29, 2015. He was the son of the late Charles Milton Crook and Mildred Hall Crook Taylor of Jumping Branch, WV. Kenny was born January 25, 1941. He graduated from Hinton High School in 1958, he then joined the Navy. Kenny came out of the...
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Easton Lee Rose

April 23, 2015 - April 28, 2015

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Louise Jackson

September 27, 1917 - April 27, 2015

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Allen Smith

January 6, 1946 - April 26, 2015

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William Elbert Williams

May 5, 1921 - April 26, 2015

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Walter Ellis Whittaker

February 21, 1947 - April 24, 2015

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Raymond E. Fink, Sr.

August 26, 1931 - April 24, 2015

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Wint James Gouge

July 19, 1948 - April 24, 2015

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Ella Brooke Bennett

November 27, 2011 - April 22, 2015

Ella Brooke Bennett, 3, became an angel on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Ella was adoringly called ‘Ellweegoose” by those that loved her the most. She was a sweet little girl that loved playing outside, especially at the beach. Ella enjoyed playing pretend and often imitated her cousin, Alyson “Dodo” Griffith for fun. She had the best smile and an even better laugh....
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Roy Davis BOLEN

July 4, 1969 - April 22, 2015

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Shelby Glendon Tolliver

October 4, 1925 - April 19, 2015

SHELBY GLENDON TOLLIVER Shebly Glendon Tolliver, 89, of Grandview, passed away surrounded by his loving family holding his grandson’s hand on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Born October 4, 1925 at New Richmond; he was the son of the late Vaden and Lilly Canada Tolliver. Shelby loved gardening and helping his neighbors prepare their gardens, fishing,...
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Judith Carol Prater

December 13, 1940 - April 18, 2015

BLUE RIDGE FUNERAL HOMEBECKLEY Judith Carol Prater BECKLEY-Judith Carol Cummings Prater passed away on April 18, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, WV. Born December 13, 1940 in Bergoo, WV; she was the daughter of the late Minter and Helen Wolford Cummings. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Janet Gallagher. ...
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Brenda Gaye DeLano

July 27, 1949 - April 17, 2015

BRENDA G. DELANO Psalms 23:4 “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 comfort me.” OAK HILL- Brenda G. DeLano, 65, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2015 at Appalachian Regional Hospital surrounded by her family. Born July 27, 1949 in Springton, WV; she...
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Weldon Adair Bowyer

August 24, 1934 - April 14, 2015

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Lula Page Reid

December 28, 1932 - April 13, 2015

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Lloyd Carper

May 5, 1924 - April 10, 2015

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Betty Dodson

June 3, 1928 - April 8, 2015

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Richard Stephen Horwath

October 19, 1942 - April 8, 2015

HORWATH, Richard Stephen, 72, of Blue Jay, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Born on October 19, 1942, in Beckley, WV. He was the son of the late Stephen and Hazel Ellison Horwath. Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Tucker Horwath; a brother, Louis Horwath; and a great grandson, Matthew Hammon. Richard worked all his life as an...
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Weldon Adair Bowyer

August 24, 1934 - April 7, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV Weldon Adair Bowyer, 80 of Pax, passed away April 7, 2015. Born August 24, 1934, he was the son of the late Harrison and Margie Burns Bowyer. Weldon was of the Christian faith and was a lifetime coal miner who loved his dogs and enjoyed landscaping. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Ina Mae Vass Bowyer and his son Tony...
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Betty J. Kidd

March 4, 1929 - April 6, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens (WV), Beckley, WV.
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Barbara Ann Griffith

June 12, 1943 - April 5, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens (WV), Beckley, WV.
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