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Lillian Almond Rose

November 18, 1935 - February 8, 2016

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Rheda Deloris Logan

June 1, 1923 - February 7, 2016

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Samuel Calvin Gration

December 19, 1928 - February 7, 2016

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James Floyd Goins

November 28, 1950 - February 6, 2016

James Floyd Goins, 65 of Prosperity, passed away, February 6, 2016 at Bowers Hospice House following a short illness. Born November 28, 1950 in Oceana, West Virginia, he was the son of the late William and Myrtle Kirk Goins. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Junior Edward Kirk of Beaver. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 33 years, Peggy Goins of...
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Gerald Lee Cook

January 9, 1951 - February 5, 2016

Gerald “Jerry” Lee Cook, Sr. 65, of Beckley, passed away, Friday, February 5, 2016. Born January 9, 1951 in Mullens, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Waitman Barbe and Georgetta Cook. Jerry was a 1969 graduate of Pineville High School, Pineville, WV. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army, where he served his country. While stationed in South Korea he met the love of...
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Ada E. Cooper

July 14, 1936 - February 1, 2016

MULLENS — Ada E. Cooper, 79, of Mullens, died Monday, February 1, 2016 at Princeton Community Hospital after a lengthy illness.Ada was born July 14, 1936 at Herndon Hgts. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Clifford and Ethel Mae Hopkins Echols. She attended Black Eagle Baptist Church. She had a passion for gardening and loved family get-togethers. In addition to her parents, she is...
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Millard Lee Powers

August 8, 1929 - January 28, 2016

Millard Lee Powers, 86 of Sophia, went home to be with his Lord & Savior, Thursday, January 28, 2016 following a short illness. He was the son of the late Lonnie McKinley Powers and Alice McKinney Powers. He was born August 8, 1929 in Red Star, West Virginia. Mr. Powers was a member of the UMWA and Sophia Freewill Baptist Church. He was a former choir member, deacon, Sunday school...
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Freddie Charles Bradley

January 22, 1934 - January 27, 2016

Freddie Charles “Cardy” Bradley, 82 of Beckley, passed away, Wednesday, January 27, 2016, after battling a long illness of cancer. He was the son of the late Howard Bradley and Myrtle Shinaberry Dovin. He was born January 22, 1934 in Richlands, WV. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was in the Army & Army Reserves. Freddie was a member of the Moose, Elks Club...
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Brian Keith Bishop

August 3, 1972 - January 25, 2016

Brian Keith Bishop 43 of Crab Orchard, formerly of Pineville, passed away suddenly on January 26, 2016.A Memorial Service will be conducted at a later date.Blue Ridge Funeral Homes of Beckley is serving the Bishop Family
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Oscar Frank Perdue

March 24, 1934 - January 24, 2016

Oscar F. “Buck” Perdue, 81 of Surveyor, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, January 24, 2016. He is the son of the late John and Margaret Perdue.He was born on March 24, 1934 on Barkers Ridge, Wyoming County, West Virginia. He was a loving husband and father, a devoted Christian that loved serving his Lord and Savior. He loved spending time with his boys, hunting,...
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Timothy Joe Collins

August 6, 1960 - January 24, 2016

Timothy “Timm” Joe Collins, 55 of Huntington,passed away, January 24, 2016. He is the son of the late Doris Anne Collins. He was born August 6, 1960 in Onaway, Michigan. Timm enjoyed cooking, canning, sewing, antiquing, collecting things especially old cook books and helping others. In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his sister, Vicki Lynn Collins Smith. Those...
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James William Hensley

September 14, 1945 - January 24, 2016

James “Jimmy” William Hensley, 70 of Wayside, passed away, 04:30am, Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Bowers Hospice House. He was the son of the late Joseph Hensley and Leona Utt Hensley. He was born September 24, 1945 in Cabin Creek, West Virginia. James was a graduate from Sophia High School. He served in Vietnam from 1967-1968 and served during the Tet Offensive. He was a lineman...
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Brooklynn Marie Klosski

August 29, 2015 - January 23, 2016

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Sarita Pauline Stover

March 30, 1917 - January 17, 2016

Sarita Pauline Stover, 98, of Artie, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Alfred Williams and Hattie Moles Williams. She was born March 30, 1917 in Artie, West Virginia. Sarita attended Log Church of Artie. She enjoyed cooking; especially making pies. She loved her dogs dearly, Duke and Mindy. Sarita believed in the Bible. She also believed everyone...
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Margie Agnes Barber

February 27, 1937 - January 16, 2016

Margie A. Ellison Barber, 78, of Daniels,passed away on January 16, 2016 in Beckley, WV. She was the daughter of the late Lewis William and Josephine Upton Ellison. Born February 27, 1937 in Lookout, WV, she attended Tilden Community Church and Gloryland Baptist Church of Camp Creek, WV. Margie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, crossword puzzles, quilting, cross-stitching, and was...
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Pearl D. Allen

November 27, 1929 - January 15, 2016

Pearl D. Allen 86, of Beckley went to be with the Lord, Friday January 15, 2016.Born November 27, 1929 in Whitesville, she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Essie Adkins Nelson.Pearl was a homemaker and attended First Baptist Church Beckley for many years. At the time of her death she was a member of Pineyview Bible Church. Pearl loved people, her joy was volunteering to help her community....
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Paul Saddler

June 25, 1953 - January 14, 2016

Paul SaddlerPaul Saddler 62, of Daniels passed away Thursday January 14, 2016 in the Bowers Hospice House.Born June 24, 1953 in Charleston he was the son of the late James R. and Ivory Blondena Hizer Saddler.Paul was a 1971 graduate of Clear Fork High School in Raleigh county. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving on the USS Waccamaw, and the USS America; he also served in the Naval...
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William Leroy Brown

March 20, 1944 - January 14, 2016

William Leroy Brown, Sr. 71 of Crab Orchard, WV passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016. Born March 20, 1944, he was the son of the late Oather and Eva Sadler Brown.Leroy was a coalminer with over 30 years of service. He was a proud member of the UMWA. Leroy was a long time card carrying member of the NRA. He also enjoyed bowling.In addition to his parents, Leroy is preceded in death by his loving...
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David Webb

March 4, 1939 - January 11, 2016

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Mary Christena Dean

February 28, 1921 - January 8, 2016

Mary Christena Dean, 94, passed away January 8, 2016 at Bowers Hospice House. She was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Mahala Elizabeth Wyatt Lovell. Mary was born February 28, 1921 in Spanishburg, West Virginia. She was a resident at Hidden Valley Center in Oak Hill, WV since August 2013. She was a member of United Methodist Temple. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in...
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Hallie E. Peters

December 8, 1925 - January 7, 2016

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Hallie Atha Peters

December 8, 1925 - January 7, 2016

Hallie Atha Peters, 90, of Beckley, passed away, Thursday, January 07, 2016 following a short illness. Born December 8, 1925 in Raleigh County, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late French Atha and Louise Williams Atha. Hallie was a member of Mattville Community Church. She enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, going to church, listening to gospel music and being with her family. In...
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Ruth Chamberlain Lambert

April 21, 1921 - January 6, 2016

Ruth Lee Chamberlain Lambert, 94 of Beaver, passed away, January 6, 2016 following a short illness.Born April 21, 1921 in Blue Jay, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late James “Jake” and Rada Shamblin Chamberlin. Ruth was a member of Glenview Independent Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, cooking and being with her family.In addition to her parents, she is...
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Lisa Renee Willis

January 16, 1978 - January 4, 2016

Lisa Renee Willis, 37, of Beckley, passed away, Monday, January 4, 2016. She is the daughter of Wayne Willis and Alma Prunesti Willis.Lisa was born January 16, 1978 in Beckley, West Virginia.She was preceded in death by her sister, Laura Willis; grandparents, Jimmie and Jerry Prunesti and James and June Willis.Those left to cherish Lisa’s memory include her parents, Wayne and Alma Willis of...
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Martha Alice Foster

June 2, 1948 - January 3, 2016

Penny Foster, 67, of Bradley, departed this world for Heaven on January 3, 2016 at 4:28pm, following a short illness. Born June 2, 1948 in Naoma, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Delbert and Mary Ann Peters. Penny was a retired medical records clerk of Raleigh General Hospital, with over 30 years of service. She was a faithful member of Bradley Free Will Baptist Church and was...
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William Ayres

September 21, 1936 - January 3, 2016

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William Gene Ayres

September 21, 1936 - January 2, 2016

Gene “Bill” Ayres, 79, of Beckley, passed away, Saturday, January 2, 2016. Born September 21, 1936 in Cirtsville, West Virginia, he was the son of the late William White Ayres and Gladys Gilliam Ayres. His grandparents were the late William (WG) Ayres and Nettie White Ayres, and Sidney Morris Gillam and Minnie Jane Williams Gilliam. William was affectionately known as Bill or Billy...
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Robert C. Rhoades

October 23, 1921 - January 1, 2016

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Michael Tyree

January 4, 1973 - December 31, 2015

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Michael Dean TYREE

January 4, 1973 - December 31, 2015

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Pamela Carol Cobb

April 17, 1966 - December 31, 2015

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Michael Dean TYREE

January 4, 1973 - December 31, 2015

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Marietta O. Bell

April 23, 1920 - December 31, 2015

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Andrew Tyler HARRAH

June 25, 1992 - December 30, 2015

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Shelby Blevins

October 13, 1954 - December 29, 2015

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Jackie Delane Norman

August 24, 1953 - December 29, 2015

Jackie Delane Norman, 62, of Cool Ridge, passed away December 29, 2015. He was the son of the late Colen Norman and Jessie Meadows Norman. He was born August 24, 1953 in Wyoming County, West Virginia. He worked as a roof bolter in the coal mines. Jackie enjoyed hunting, fishing and 4-wheeling. He is preceded in death by his parents, Colen Norman and Jessie Meadows Norman; brother, Robert...
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Martha Cole

April 6, 1947 - December 29, 2015

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Rosetta Whitely

December 15, 1932 - December 28, 2015

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Ethel Mae Hanks

December 21, 1948 - December 28, 2015

Ethel Mae Bland Hanks, 67, of Lanark passed away, December 28, 2015, after fighting a long illness. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Ethel is now in a better place. Our time was short but all our love was strong. Born December 21, 1948 in Meadow Bridge, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Jack Bland and Joyce Hobbs Bland. Ethel worked as a social worker. She...
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Ethel M. Hanks

December 21, 1948 - December 28, 2015

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Calvin L. Salmon

March 25, 1937 - December 26, 2015

Calvin Lee Salmon, 78 of Beckley, passed away, Saturday, December 26, 2015. Born March 25, 1937 in Amigo, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Oliver Salmon and Mary Painter Salmon. He attended Open Door Church for the last three years. Calvin enjoyed going to flea markets, yard sales and to church. He was a loveable and well liked man who will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was...
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Calvin L. Salmon

March 25, 1937 - December 26, 2015

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Gaye Whitehead

January 20, 1923 - December 24, 2015

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Berry Aubert Ayers

January 23, 1934 - December 24, 2015

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Berry Aubert Ayers

January 23, 1934 - December 24, 2015

Berry Aubert Ayers, Jr., 81 of Danese, passed away, December 24, 2015, following a short illness.Born January 23, 1934 in Lawton, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Berry Aubert Ayers, Sr. and Trecie Fitzpatrick Ayers. Berry served his country in the United States Air Force for 26 years, during the Korean & Vietnam wars. He enjoyed playing banjo, golfing, fishing, working on his car...
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Gaye Whitehead

January 20, 1923 - December 24, 2015

Gaye Cooper Whitehead, 92, of Daniels, passed away in her home on December 24, 2015. Born January 20, 1923 in Sandstone, Summers County, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late James Plummer Cooper and Ina Faye Ballengee Chandler. Gaye was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, WV and lived most of her life in the Beckley area. She retired from the UMWA Heath and...
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Sarah Alice Dolinger

July 21, 1950 - December 24, 2015

Sarah Alice McKinney Dolinger, 65 of Sophia, passed away, Thursday, December 24, 2015. Born July 21, 1950 in Portsmouth, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Tom McKinney and Katie Hensley. Sarah was a devoted mother who loved her children and cherished her friendships. She had a huge heart with lots of love for all that knew her. She was a member of The Church of Christ. Preceding her...
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Alice Farley

March 24, 1927 - December 21, 2015

Alice Garnet Cole Farley, 88 of Union City, Georgia, formerly of Cool Ridge, West Virginia, passed away, Monday, December 21, 2015. Born March 24, 1927 in Mt. View, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Barnet Vergil and Zanzie Basham Cole. Alice was a wife, mother and homemaker. She attended the Little Bethel Church in Mount View. She traveled with her husband and friends to many...
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Donald Ray Smith

January 26, 1940 - December 21, 2015

Donald Ray Smith, Sr., 75 of Stanaford, passed away, Monday, December 21, 2015 following a short illness. Born January 26, 1940 in Richlands, Virginia, he was the son of the late Luther Smith and Mary Blankenship Smith. Donald served his country in the United States Navy. He enjoyed going to WVU football and basketball games and going to the beach. He loved being with his family and friends...
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Margaret Blankenship

October 1, 1949 - December 21, 2015

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Charlotte Jean Carman

December 1, 1949 - December 20, 2015

Charlotte Jean Carman, 66 of MacArthur, passed away, Sunday, December 20, 2015 following a long illness. Born December 1, 1949 in Rupert, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Franklin Young and Marie Divine. Charlotte was a member of Hollywood Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, reading, crafts, painting, fishing and being with her family and friends. In addition to her...
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Basil Ray Hawley

December 16, 1935 - December 19, 2015

Basil Ray Hawley, 80, of Glen Daniel, passed away, Saturday, December 19, 2015 following a short illness. He was the son of the late Basil Hawley and Ova Minnie McGinnis Hawley. He was born December 16, 1935 in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Basil was a United States Air Force veteran who proudly served in the Korean War. He was of the Methodist Faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding...
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Patricia Ann Wood

February 24, 1941 - December 19, 2015

Patricia Ann Harmon Wood, 74 of Ghent, passed away, December 19, 2015, following a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Ted Harmon and Mary Mitchem Harmon. She was born February 24, 1941 in Egeria, West Virginia. Patricia attended Mountain Valley Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, canning, laughing and being with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, those...
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Randall Halsey

September 16, 1937 - December 17, 2015

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Amanda Varney

January 6, 1990 - December 15, 2015

Amanda (Mandie) Dawn Varney, 25, of Oak Hill, died unexpectedly in her home from a sudden illness on Monday, December 15, 2015. Mandie was born on January 6, 1990, in Beckley. She graduated from Independence High School in 2007 and was blessed to become a mother of two small children, born in 2010 and 2014. She worked as a front desk clerk at a local hotel. She is preceded in death by her...
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Maxine Toler

May 18, 1927 - December 15, 2015

Beauty should not come from outward adornment but the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in God’s sight. Maxine Cook Toler, 88, of Beckley was born in Oceana, WV on May 18, 1927. She was welcomed home to Heaven on December 15, 2015. Maxine had an unwavering faith in God. She attended the Calloway Heights Baptist Church where she served on the Communion...
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Ernest Eugene Conner

February 12, 1950 - December 14, 2015

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Ernest Eugene Conner

February 12, 1950 - December 14, 2015

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Randall Leo Halsey

December 15, 1937 - December 13, 2015

Randall Leo Halsey, 78, of Maben, passed away December 13, 2015 at Raleigh General Hospital following complications of heart and pulmonary disease. He was the son of the late Aubrey Mack Halsey and Elizabeth England. He was born September 16, 1937 in Maben, West Virginia. He served in the United States Army from 1955-1957. His achievements in the military were Good Conduct Medal, sharp...
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Barry Penningtion

June 30, 1964 - December 8, 2015

Barry Alan Pennington, 51, of Prosperity, passed away December 8, 2015. He is the son of Newton A. Pennington, Jr. and the late Shelva Bittinger (Duncan).He was born June 30, 1964 in Beckley, West Virginia. He was an independent contractor of Sky View Construction. He was also an accomplished auto painter, and detailer with many show cars to his credit. Barry loved riding his Harley.In addition...
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William Punk Collier

January 26, 1934 - December 8, 2015

Beckley, West VirginiaWilliam Daniel “Punk” Collier William Daniel “Punk” Collier, 81, of Beckley, passed away December 7, 2015 following a short illness. He was the son of the late William Collier and Helen Daniel Collier He was born January 26, 1934 in Beckley, West Virginia. Punk served his country in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. He graduated from...
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William Collier

January 26, 1934 - December 8, 2015

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Sharon Angle Carte

September 2, 1951 - December 7, 2015

Sharon E. Carte, 64, of Sophia, went home to be present with the Lord late Sunday night, December 6, 2015 while surrounded by family. Born September 2, 1951 in Beckley and born again in the family of God at age 11. She was an assistant teacher of Sophia Christian Academy in the early 80’s and served the Lord in various ways as a member at Cranberry Baptist Church the last 19 years. ...
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Sharon E. Carte

September 2, 1951 - December 7, 2015

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Pamela Ann Martin Cook

June 18, 1954 - December 6, 2015

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Eugene Bucky Bowyer

September 15, 1959 - December 6, 2015

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Franicis BENNETT

January 2, 1949 - December 6, 2015

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Lonnie Jamie Garris

March 30, 1975 - December 5, 2015

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Geraldine Webb

May 12, 1927 - December 5, 2015

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Geraldine Webb

May 12, 1927 - December 5, 2015

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Patsy Jane Woods

December 30, 1950 - December 5, 2015

Patsy Jane Woods, 64, of Crab Orchard, was called home to be with the Lord at 4:30 am, Saturday, December 5, 2015, at the Bowers Hospice House in Cranberry, West Virginia after a short battle with cancer. She was born December 30, 1950 in Bluefield, West Virginia to the late Frank and Mary Thompson. Patsy grew up in New Richmond, West Virginia and attended Pineville schools. She is survived...
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Patsy WOODS

December 30, 1950 - December 5, 2015

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David Eugene Hurd

November 21, 1941 - December 4, 2015

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Otha Smith

October 19, 1931 - December 4, 2015

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Gene Hurd

November 21, 1941 - December 4, 2015

Gene Hurd, 74, of Maple Fork, passed away December 4, 2015 at Bowers Hospice House surrounded by his family following a long illness. He was the son of the late Arthur Hurd and Lucille Pittman Hurd. He was born November 21, 1941 in Price Hill, West Virginia. He was a disabled coal miner. Gene was a member of Maple Fork Baptist Church. He enjoyed trading guns, hunting, fishing, working on...
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Charles Howard Britt

February 11, 1953 - December 1, 2015

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Charles Howard Britt

February 11, 1953 - December 1, 2015

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Arnold B. Kidd

October 28, 1932 - December 1, 2015

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Arnold Kidd

June 28, 1932 - December 1, 2015

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Elizabeth Green

December 19, 1927 - November 30, 2015

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Annie B. Sumpter

May 1, 1928 - November 30, 2015

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Malnettia Edwards

May 21, 1933 - November 30, 2015

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Annie B. Sumpter

May 1, 1928 - November 30, 2015

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Malnettia Edwards

May 21, 1933 - November 30, 2015

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Irid French

January 29, 1922 - November 27, 2015

Irid Louise Wiley French, 93 of Stephenson, WV passed away Friday, November 27, 2015. Born January 29, 1922, she was the daughter of the late, Harvey Lewis and Emma Whittaker Wiley.Louise was a loving mother, and a great friend. She will be sadly missed by all that knew her. In addition to her parents, Louise is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene French and 4 children. Those left to...
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James L. Furrow

July 11, 1930 - November 26, 2015

James Lee Furrow, 85 of Mabscott, passed away November 26, 2015. He was the son of the late Ralph M. Furrow and Blanche N. Furrow.Mr. Furrow was born July 11, 1930 in Lanark, WV. He was a Trap Hill High School graduate where he played football and graduated from Beckley College and Morris Harvey College. He was a proud Navy Veteran who served in the Korean War. James was a member of Oak Grove...
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Ruby Dolinger

April 24, 1935 - November 26, 2015

Williams Blue Ridge Funeral HomeSophia, WV Ruby Jewell Dolinger Ruby Jewell Dolinger, 80 of Midway passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2015. Born March 24, 1935, in Fireco, WV, she was the daughter of the late, Frank and Mertie Evans Dolinger. Ruby enjoyed fishing and walking her dog, Mimi. She also took care of the Midway Community Flower Fund and served the Midway Community in every way...
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Ruby Dolinger

April 24, 1935 - November 26, 2015

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Lois M. Steffey

December 13, 1936 - November 25, 2015

— Lois M Steffey, 78, of Oceana passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015, in the Bowers Hospice House following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.Born December 13, 1936, in Mingo County, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Jessie Louise Hatfield Steffey.Lois was employed for many years by the Wyoming County Board of Education as a teacher's aide. She worked at Glen...
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Lois M. STEFFEY

December 13, 1936 - November 25, 2015

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Lois M. Steffey

December 13, 1936 - November 25, 2015

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Lois M. STEFFEY

December 13, 1936 - November 25, 2015

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Audra Miller Wyatt

March 25, 1925 - November 24, 2015

Audra Miller Wyatt, 90 of Crozet, Virginia, formerly of Beckley, passed away peacefully in the home of Dr. & Mrs. Frank Phillips on November 24, 2015 following a short illness. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Miller and Daisy Campbell Miller.Audra was born March 25, 1925 in Buckhannon, West Virginia. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church and a member of the Beckley Homemakers...
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Lucille Bobbitt McMillion

August 13, 1927 - November 21, 2015

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Ella Lilly

June 3, 1933 - November 21, 2015

Ella Geraldine Matherly Lilly 82, of Beaver went home to be with her Lord, on Saturday November 21, 2015, following a long illness.Born June 3, 1933 in Ellison Ridge she was the daughter of the late Zachariah and Effie Cox Matherly.Ella was devoted to her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, and shopping. She was...
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William Thomas McKinney

May 7, 1952 - November 18, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, WV.
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Robert Reed

January 18, 1934 - November 17, 2015

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

April 9, 1930 - November 15, 2015

Alva Lee Warden Hernandez, 85, of Midway, passed away November 15, 2015. She was the daughter of the late William Elbert Warden and Gracie Beavers Warden.She was born April 9, 1930 in Stanaford, West Virginia. Alva enjoyed the company of people. She loved socializing with people she met at flea markets and yard sales.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, William...
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Donadl BROWN

November 14, 2015

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

March 1, 1930 - November 13, 2015

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