2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

Blue Ridge Funeral Home Memorial Gardens & Cremations

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.

Kenny W. Mann, Licensee in Charge


Our Obituaries

Jake Noble

November 10, 1928 - January 27, 2015

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Christopher Columbus Copley

September 1, 1922 - January 27, 2015

CHRISTOPHER C. “COWBOY” COPLEY Beloved father, grandfather, and friend, Christopher C. “Cowboy” Copley, 92, of Stotesbury, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 following a short illness. Born September 1, 1922 in Page, WV; he was the son of the late Henry and Marie Cole Copley. Mr. Copley was a retired...
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Sharon A. Armentrout

June 19, 1937 - January 24, 2015

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Letha Arlene Acord

October 25, 1940 - January 22, 2015

Letha Arlene Acord lost her fight with cancer on January 22, 2015. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was surrounded by her family when God wrapped his arms around her to take her home. She is survived by her husband Wilbert D. Acord, Brothers Bernard and Jack Nichols, and sister Brenda Forren (Wayne Forren) her four children Dennis Tilley (Gabriella...
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Charles Larry Wallace

July 10, 1951 - January 22, 2015

CHARLES LARRY “WALLY” WALLACE, SR Charles Larry “Wally” Wallace,Sr of Fireco, passed away January 22, 2015. Born July 10, 1951 in Kentucky; he was the son of the late John “Pepper Martin and the late Constance Agee Martin. Wally loved hunting, fishing, and coached girls softball. He was a retired School Bus Driver for Raleigh County...
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Roosevelt Rich

November 3, 1930 - January 19, 2015

Roosevelt Rich, 84, of Shady Spring, WV passed from this life on Monday, January 19, 2015 with his family by his side in his home after a long illness.Born November 3, 1930, he was the son of the late Paul and Mary Elizabeth (Molly) Peters Rich of Shady Spring. He was preceded in death by his devoted and loving wife of 46 years, Prema Elizabeth Meador Rich, also of Shady Spring.He attended Shady...
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Paul White

September 3, 1926 - January 18, 2015

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Beulah Maragret ADAMS

April 2, 1939 - January 18, 2015

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Paul Randall White

September 3, 1926 - January 18, 2015

Paul Randall White, 88 of Crab Orchard passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015. Born September 3, 1926, he was the son of the late Elmer and Mena Pendelton White. In addition to his parents, Paul is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Milam White; granddaughters, Susan Ray Hansford White and Danielle Lynn White. Paul was raised by his step-mother, Mary Sue White. He was a graduate of Mark...
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Mary Vonetta Conner

April 2, 1914 - January 18, 2015

Vonetta Conner of Stanaford, age 100, was called to heaven by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 18, 2014 after a century on this earth to join those who have gone before her. Born April 2, 1914 at Meadow Creek, WV, the fifth of nine children born to the late Horace G. McDaniel and Bicie Rehama McDaniel.She was wed to the late Dale Conner for 50 years. In addition to her husband...
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Edna Louise Canaday

September 19, 1926 - January 17, 2015

It is with heavy heart that we, the family of Edna L. Canaday, who graced the earth with her presence, announce that she departed this earthly home January 17, 2015 for her place in heaven. Born September 19, 1926 she was the daughter of John and Madelina Tessaro of Belluno, Italy. Edna lived all her life in Eccles, WV. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who was kind to everyone. ...
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Joyce MEADOWS

April 1, 1927 - January 16, 2015

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Cleo H. Moore

June 3, 1952 - January 15, 2015

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Catherine Louise Pate

June 30, 1932 - January 14, 2015

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Harold Peck

May 21, 1953 - January 14, 2015

Harold Edward Peck, 61 of MacArthur went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Born May 21, 1953 he was the son of William and Joan Gravely Peck. Harold liked to travel with his best friend Rick Lilly spreading the word. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. Harold was a 1971 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. Harold was a pilot for Maben Energy...
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Mildred Cook

August 4, 1932 - January 13, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV Mildred Whitten Paynter Cook On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Mildred Whitten Paynter Cook passed away peacefully into her eternal life while at the Bowers Hospice House of Beckley, WV. She was in her 82nd year. Mildred was a former resident of Cyclone, WV where she was a member of the Lacoma Baptist Church. For the past 17 years she has been a resident of...
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Shirley J. Bryant

January 1, 1937 - January 12, 2015

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Allene W. Rimmer

February 15, 1927 - January 11, 2015

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Paul Moye

July 31, 1934 - January 11, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley Paul “Whiz” Moye Paul “Whiz” Moye, 80, of Crab Orchard, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Bowers Hospice House. Born July 31, 1934 in Glen White; he was a son of Grace Sybil and Oley Lee Moye. Whiz was a Retired Coal Miner, having last worked at Sterling Smokeless Coal in Whitby, WV. He was...
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Bernice C. Wimbish

January 15, 1927 - January 9, 2015

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Beulah Galford

July 18, 1928 - January 8, 2015

Beulah Mae Galford, 86, of Shady Spring, WV went home to be with the Lord on January 8, 2015. Beulah was born July 18, 1928 in Ward, WV to the late James and Bertha Thorne. Beulah loved her dogs, enjoyed traveling. She enjoyed going to church and watching her great grandson play sports. She attended New Life Baptist Church in White Oak. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
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Joann Graves

January 13, 1929 - January 6, 2015

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Michael Wayne Burgess

April 15, 1961 - January 6, 2015

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Floyd Leo Shelton

June 1, 1933 - January 6, 2015

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Jo Ann GRAVES

May 6, 1929 - January 6, 2015

Jo Ann Spencer Graves, 85, of Beckley, passed away on Tuesday, January 6th, at Bowers Hospice House after a long illness. Born May 6, 1929 in Beckwith, Jo Ann was the daughter of the late Oather and Goldie Spencer. She graduated from Trap Hill High School in 1947. Throughout Jo Ann’s life there were two things that were her undeniable focus: her family and her faith. Jo Ann married...
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Deborah Elaine Paynter

September 17, 1951 - January 6, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV Deborah Paynter Deborah Elaine Paynter was born on September 17, 1951, and departed in death on January 6, 2015. She was the daughter of the late James and Edna Paynter, and was survived by sisters Kathy (Gary) Bishop of Grandview, WV; Sheila (Marty) Cooper of Cool Ridge WV; brothers Larry Paynter of Elkhart, TX; Lewis Paynter of Welcome, NC; Danny (Gina)...
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Noble J. Pettry

January 15, 1918 - January 5, 2015

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Lorena K. Trail

March 23, 1926 - January 5, 2015

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Noble June Pettry

June 16, 1918 - January 5, 2015

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Delora Fay Fink

January 20, 1929 - January 5, 2015

DELORA FAY FINK On January 5, 2015 our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend Delora Fay Fink of Beckley went home to be with the Lord. She was born January 20, 1929 at Winona, WV to the late Robert and Maud Stokley Moses. Delora loved spending time with her family, especially at family reunions, gardening, canning, church, visiting friends,...
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Gracie E. BOLEN

January 4, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV Gracie (Bell) Bolen Gracie Ellen Bell Bolen, 90, of Rhodell, WV went home to be with the Lord on January 4, 2015. Gracie was born July 25, 1924 in Rhodell, WV to the late Reverend Samuel and Cora (Sizemore) Bell. Gracie, a homemaker for much of her life, was an avid gardener and a faithful member of the Princewick Missionary Baptist Church. She loved...
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Ayden Jackson Cooper

July 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015

COOPER, Ayden Jackson, lost his battle with HLHS on Sunday, January 4, 2015, at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 5 months. He was born on July 28, 2014, in Morgantown, the son of Danny and Amber Cooper. He touched the hearts of everyone he came in contact with. Those left to cherish his memory are his adoring parents, Danny and Amber Cooper; his loving...
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Margaret Burnette

April 29, 1925 - January 3, 2015

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Marjorie Jane Noel

March 11, 1929 - January 3, 2015

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Margaret Ruth Burnette

April 29, 1925 - January 3, 2015

Margaret Ruth Burnette, age 89, of Land O’ Lakes, Florida and Beckley, passed away at her son’s home in Lutz, Florida Saturday, on January 3, 2015. She was born on April 29, 1925, the daughter of the late Howard and Blanche Hicks of Green Sulphur Springs, WV. Margaret was formerly employed by Doy Mobile Homes in Daniels, WV, as a Secretary/Bookkeeper. In addition to her parents,...
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Jason Roscoe Gill

October 19, 1972 - January 3, 2015

JASON R. GILL Jason R. Gill, was born, October 19, 1972 and lived his entire life in Stanaford, WV. He sadly departed this world unexpectedly on January 3, 2015. He was of the Christian Faith. Jason is survived by his two girls, Hayley and Jalynn Gill both at home; his mother, Sharon Smith and husband, Jerry of Sandstone; his father, Johnny Gill and wife, Gaye of...
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Jessie Stover

March 29, 1914 - January 2, 2015

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

April 2, 1944 - January 2, 2015

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John L. Woody

April 2, 1944 - January 2, 2015

John L. Woody 70 of Shady Spring passed away January 2, 2015, at Raleigh General Hospital following a short illness. Born April 2, 1944 at Fireco, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Rich and Olive Sisk Woody. John was a former employee of Wilcox until 1970, when he became disabled. In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by sister, Shirley Meadows and brothers, Franklin,...
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Earl Eddleman

September 27, 1942 - January 2, 2015

Earl Charles Eddleman, age 72, went Home to be with the Lord on January 2, 2015 at the Bowers Hospice House. He was born in Akron, Ohio to Melvin and Esther Erwin Eddleman. Earl worked as a truck driver, driving a tractor trailer for approximately 30 years before he had to retire due to health problems in 2000. Earl loved the Lord and was proud to be a member of the Crow Baptist Church,...
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Helen Virginia MOYE

May 13, 1929 - January 2, 2015

MOYE, Helen Virginia, age 85, passed away on January 2, 2015, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was born on May 13, 1929, in Lillybrook, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Otis and Leila Rock. She was a beautician and the owner of Helen’s Hair Fashions. In her spare time, when her health allowed, she loved gardening, tending to her flowers and was also a member of the...
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Peggy L. Plumley

December 11, 1931 - December 31, 2014

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

December 11, 1931 - December 31, 2014

Peggy Lou Billings Plumley 83 of Beckley passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Born December 11, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Roby and Iva Underwood Billings. Peggy enjoyed reading her bible, working cross word puzzles and talking to everyone. She was a graduate of Pax High School and worked as the lunch lady at Pax High School. Peggy was a member of the New Prospect Baptist...
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Jerrel F. Miller

October 18, 1933 - December 28, 2014

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Imogene Fortner

November 16, 1932 - December 28, 2014

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James Christopher DUFF

December 25, 1967 - December 27, 2014

James Christopher “Chris” DuffJames Christopher “Chris” Duff was a self-employed mechanic, bodyman who loved his family and to restore classic cars with them who died unexpectedly in a vehicle accident on December 27, 2014 at the age of 47. He was a resident of Jackson, TN. Chris was born in Ontario, California, on Christmas Day 1967 to Johnny Allen and Connie Joy Duff...
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Ethel Mae Stapleton

March 25, 1925 - December 26, 2014

ETHEL M. STAPLETONEthel M. Stapleton, formerly of Daniels, WV, passed on Thursday, December 26 , 2014 after a short illness at her home in New Market, TN. She was preceded in death by her father Gordon Testerman and mother Ida Taylor, husband Mack D. Stapleton, and son Billy Williams, and three brothers: Gordon Testerman, Junior Testerman, and Howard Testerman. She was survived by daughter Sandy...
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Virginia Dragony

September 10, 1921 - December 23, 2014

VIRGINIA HANNAH DRAGONY Virginia Hannah Dragony, 93, passed away December 23, 2014. Born September 10, 1921 at Beards Fork to the late Zona and Velma Hannah. She loved gardening and shopping and was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard J. Dragony; two brothers, Everett and...
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Frank Palmer

June 12, 1921 - December 23, 2014

FRANK PALMER, JR. Frank Palmer, Jr. 93, of Beckley, died Tuesday, December 23, 2014 in Bowers Hospice House at Beckley. Born June 12, 1921 at McComas, WV; he was the son of the late Frank and Katie Palmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Herbert, Carl, Dale, Archie, and Ralph; two sisters, Hazel Crawford and...
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Roberta Wickline

June 24, 1970 - December 19, 2014

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Roberta Wickline

June 24, 1970 - December 19, 2014

Roberta Mae Wickline, age 44, of Jonben, WV, passed away onDecember 19, 2014.. Roberta was born June 24, 1970 in Beckley to the late Roy and Alice Griffith Lilly. Roberta enjoyed shopping, collecting butterflies, and spending time with her family, especially her grand babies. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles ...
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Lola Margaret Dunbar

April 20, 1942 - December 19, 2014

BLUE RIDGE FUNERAL HOMEBECKLEY Margaret “Margo” Dunbar Lola Margaret Dunbar, age 72, of Beckley, WV, Went home to be with the Lord onDecember 19, 2014.. Margaret was born April 30, 1942 in Clear Creek to the late Oscar and Gladys Thompson. Margaret was a devout member of The Family Worship Center. She enjoyed volunteering with Fishes and...
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Ruth White

September 14, 1957 - December 18, 2014

Ruth E. White Ruth E. White, 57, of Beckley, West Virginia, died Thursday, December 18th, 2014 in a local hospital after a sudden illness. Ruth was born September 14, 1957 in Washington, DC. She is preceded in death by her mother, Vera Gray; three sisters, Nadia Wallace, Beaulah Kyle and Shelia Wade all of Beckley. Survivors include, an inherited daughter, her niece, Tityana Wallace; an...
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Gerald Dean Runion

September 9, 1942 - December 16, 2014

Gerald “Sonny/Jerry” Runion, 72, of Artie, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Born September 9, 1942, he was the son of Ola and Virginia Stover Runion. Gerald was a retired coal miner and 40-year UMWA member. He was a former member of The American Legion Post 32, and an avid volunteer with The American Red Cross and the Clear Creek Fire Department. Gerald served for four years in...
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Mohammed Jamil Ahmed

June 24, 1927 - December 16, 2014

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Cora Jean Burnett

February 23, 1927 - December 15, 2014

Cora Jean McKinney Cartmill Burnett, aged 87, of Titusville, FL, and formerly of Beckley, WV, passed gently to her eternal home on December 15, 2014.Cora Jean was born to Robert Nelson and Daisy McKinney at the family farm on Barker’s Ridge, WV on February 23, 1927. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husbands, James Cartmill and John Burnett, and all seven of her siblings...
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Linda J. Sanders

October 16, 1946 - December 14, 2014

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Loren Lee Ellenberger

July 5, 1938 - December 14, 2014

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Gracie Lottie Dotson

September 12, 1915 - December 11, 2014

GRACIE LOTTIE DOTSON On December 11, 2014 our sweet 99 year old mother, grandmother, sister, and friend went home to be with Jesus.Gracie Lottie Dotson of Bradley was born September 12, 1915 in Meadow Bridge to the late Lake Gwinn and Esta Gwinn.Gracie loved spending time with her family and going to church at Cranberry Baptist where she was a member. She worked for Richmond’s Dry Cleaners...
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Dora Deskins

January 12, 1939 - December 7, 2014

Dora Leigh DeskinsJanuary 12, 1939 – December 7, 2014 Dora Leigh Deskins, 75, of Daniels, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014 after a brief fight with pancreatic cancer. Born January 12, 1939, she was the daughter of the Edna Margie Blackburn Bassham Brown and the late Paul Bassham. Dora was a 1956 graduate of Man High School, Man, WV. She married Don Louie Deskins on June 3, 1956. Dora...
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Kathalee Francis Massey

March 14, 1924 - December 6, 2014

Kathalee Francis Massey, 90 of Coal City, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.Born March 14, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Beulah Lilly Wills.Kathalee loved being with family, especially around Christmas. She was employed as a cook for Shoney's.In addition to her parents, Kathalee is preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Emery Vincent Massey;...
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Liam James Farrington

November 27, 1994 - December 5, 2014

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Jessica Emilie Scott

July 27, 1978 - December 5, 2014

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Gregory Lewis WESTPHAL

November 11, 1948 - December 2, 2014

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Loretta Sweeney

June 8, 1932 - December 1, 2014

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV Loretta Lee SweeneyLoretta Lee Sweeney 82 of Mabscott passed away Monday, December 1, 2014. Born June 8, 1932, she was a daughter of the late, Mahlon and Jewel Cooper Walker.Loretta was a member of the Calloway Heights Baptist Church, and in addition to her church activities; she enjoyed fishing, picnicking, and volunteering. She was employed as a cook for the...
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John Miciotto

December 1, 1947 - November 22, 2014

JOHN MICIOTTO John Miciotto, of Sprague, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital with his wife, Rose by his side. John was born December 1, 1947 in Arlington, VA; he is the son of Miles Miciotto and the late Anne Miciotto. He was retired from Mountaineer Gas Company. John had one brother, the late Frank Miciotto and one sister, Margaret Flinkinger; two...
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Rosie Baldwin

February 20, 1932 - November 20, 2014

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WVRosie Lee BaldwinBeloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Rosie Lee Baldwin passed away after a long battle on Friday, November 21, 2014. Born February 20, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Mike and Molly Keyser Prunesti. Rosie passed her days crocheting, crafting, doing word search puzzles, and spending time on the phone with her friends. ...
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Shirley Fannin

October 7, 1935 - November 17, 2014

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Ralph Shawver

December 7, 1946 - November 11, 2014

Ralph Lavaughn Shawver Ralph Lavaughn Shawver, 67 of Prosperity, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday November 11, 2014. Born December 7, 1946, he was the son of the late Ralph and Delores Crotty Shawver. Ralph enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was always working around the house and loved keeping his yard neat. Ralph was of the Baptist faith. He accepted Jesus Christ as...
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James Edward Agee

November 24, 1952 - November 11, 2014

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, He rescues those who spirits are crushed. Psalm 34:18 Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Unknown James Edward Agee, II Beloved father, son, husband, and friend, James Edward Agee, II, 61 of Stanaford, WV entered peacefully into a new life after a complication of pneumonia and heart problems, on Tuesday,...
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Gladys Bond

October 24, 1918 - November 9, 2014

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Wayne Gilbert Martin

March 2, 1950 - November 8, 2014

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Eva Marie Buckle

March 29, 1957 - November 2, 2014

Williams Blue Ridge Funeral HomeSophia, WV Eva “Cake” Crump Buckle Eva “Cake” Crump Buckle, 57 of High Point, NC went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Born March 29, 1957, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Sue Hansford Crump. Eva loved shopping, traveling, cooking, spending time with friends. She loved coming home to moms cooking on...
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Vicky Lynn Gray

September 13, 1951 - November 1, 2014

VICKY LYNN DARNELL GRAY “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest”. Vicky Lynn Darnell Gray, 63, of Fairdale, went to sleep in the arms of Jesus on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family following a long illness. Born September 13, 1951 at Beckley, WV she was the daughter of the...
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Arthur Ellis Gunnoe

August 8, 1936 - October 31, 2014

GUNNOE, Arthur “Cracker” Ellis, age 78, of Harper, passed away on October 31, 2014 at the age of 78 in Beckley. He was born on August 8, 1936, the son of the late Arlie and Maggie Gunnoe. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings; Kermit Gunnoe, Ruby Combs, Irene Lafferty, Thelma Simerly, Delmar Gunnoe and Pauline Payne. Those left to cherish his memory are his...
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Vernon Eugene BARKER

September 4, 1928 - October 31, 2014

VERNON EUGENE BARKER Vernon Eugene Barker, of Mt. Hope, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014. Services to celebrate the life of Vernon Eugene Barker will be held 11:00AM Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Rev. William Parker officiating. Following the services Vernon will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.Friends may gather from 10...
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Jean Ann Graves

January 18, 1928 - October 30, 2014

Beckley – Jean Ann Graves, 86, of Beckley, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House after a long illness. Born January 18, 1928 in Beckley, Jean was the daughter of the late Peyton and Alma Fleshman Graves. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1946 and from West Virginia University in 1950. She then moved to New Orleans, LA to attend Tulane...
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Keith Linton Boggess

April 20, 1947 - October 27, 2014

Keith Linton Boggess, 67, of Beckley passed away Monday, October 27, 2014. Born April 20, 1947, he was the son of the late Carl and Susie Loring Boggess. Keith enjoyed cutting gem stones and making jewelry. He loved fishing, hunting and collecting guns. He was a 1965 graduate of Winfield High School. Keith worked for Bayer Crop Sciences and also Allied Chemical. In addition to his parents,...
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Jessie Faye Sargent

September 16, 1942 - October 26, 2014

SARGENT, Jessie Faye, age 72, of Rhodell, went home to be with the Lord on October 26, 2014 in Beckley. She was born on September 16, 1942, in Ury, the daughter of the late Willard and Mildred Lester. Faye was a graduate of Mark Twain High School. She worked as an EMT and was a member of the Sophia Volunteer Fire Department. Faye was of the Baptist faith and attended the Rhodell Church of God...
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Romia Junior Mullins

August 28, 1941 - October 25, 2014

Blue Ridge Funeral Home Beckley WVRomia Junior MullinsRomia Junior Mullins 73, of Mount Hope went home to be with his Lord on Saturday October 25, 2014.Born August 28, 1941 in Blakeley WV, he was the son of the late Perry and Goldie Bodkins Mullins.Mr. Mullins was a veteran of the United State Armed forces, he was a graduate of Beckley college, and had 26 years of service to the United States...
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Donna Louise Rye

June 14, 1944 - October 25, 2014

Donna Louise Black Rye Donna Louise Black Rye, age 70, of Beckley, went to be with the Lord on October 25, 2014, after a short illness. She was born June 14, 1944, in Leslie, West Virginia, to David Ray and Dena Lucille Black. Donna was one of seven children. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, David and Dena, and her beloved husband William David Rye. Donna will be lovingly...
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Julia Lawson

March 23, 1981 - October 25, 2014

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV Julia Willingham Lawson Julia Willingham Lawson, 33, passed away unexpectedly on October 25, 2014 at her home in Crab Orchard. Born on March 23, 1981 in Beckley, WV, she was the precious baby daughter of Jerry and Brenda Willingham of Beckley. Julia was preceded in death by her beloved companion, Richard Lester; her grandmother, Emolene Sesco and grandfathers...
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Lumar Garland Sisk

November 26, 1927 - October 23, 2014

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Gary Legg

April 26, 1946 - October 21, 2014

Gary Cledith Legg 68 of Arnett passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Born April 26, 1946 he was the son of the late Robert and Martha Massey Legg.Gary enjoyed watching westerns, karaoke, sitting on the front porch at home. He retired from the Cleveland Police Department.Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Andrea Legg of Arnett; daughters, Michelle “Mickie” Howell,...
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Ida Bell Holdren

February 22, 1933 - October 19, 2014

Ida Bell Holdren age 81 of Daniels, WV went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House in Prosperity, WV. Ida was born in Caperton, WV on February 22, 1933 to the late Ernest and Emma Asbury. Ida was married to the late Thomas Holdren on June 28, 1952 at Glen Ferris. Ida was employed at Faber Nursing Home in Cortland, OH for several years. She was also a...
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Ward Earl Williams

May 10, 1924 - October 18, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, WV.
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Illa J. Bazzie

April 26, 1937 - October 18, 2014

ILLA JEAN BAZZIE Illa Jean Bazzie, 77, of Piney View, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 18, 2014.Born on April 26, 1937, she is a daughter of the late Roy Fagg and the late Madge Sturgill Fagg.Jean loved reading and arranging flowers, but most of all spending time with her family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 35 years Larry Keith...
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Ocie Irene Adkins

September 16, 1924 - October 16, 2014

Ocie Irene Adkins Ocie Irene Adkins, age 90, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Harper Mills Nursing Home, “Heartland”. Born August 16, 1924 at Pluto, Mrs. Adkins was the daughter of the late John R. and Izora Plumley Bennett. She is the last surviving member of the Bennett Family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert F. Adkins in April 1994, and had resided at...
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Charles Clayton Cavendish

June 29, 1937 - October 10, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, WV.
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Lloyd Schoolcraft

December 15, 1942 - October 6, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Williams - Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, WV.
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Rhonda Hall

May 24, 1960 - October 6, 2014

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WVRhonda Elizabeth Hall Rhonda Elizabeth Hall 54 of Mt. Hope went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 6, 2014. Born May 24, 1960, she was the daughter of Ursula Patsy Hartenstein and the late Franklin Deleno Hartenstein, Sr. Rhonda was a member of the Bradley Freewill Baptist Church. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Ray Hall;...
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Robert G. Miller

September 24, 1935 - October 5, 2014

Robert (Bob) G. Miller, age 79, of Rock Creek, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at The Bowers Hospice House after a long illness. Born On September 24, 1935 at Hazy, WV, he was the son of the late Early and Virginia McNeely Miller. Bob was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Reta and James D. Jarrell and by the mother of his children, Joan Cadle Miller. Survivors...
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Merrill Kopp

September 5, 1926 - October 5, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, WV.
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Henry Noah Dunbar

January 2, 1921 - October 4, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, WV.
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John William Key

March 4, 1945 - October 3, 2014

JOHN “JACK” WILLAM KEY, JR. John “Jack” William Key, Jr. , 69, of Shady Spring, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 3, 2014. Born March 4, 1945 at Cabin Creek; he was a son of the late John William Key, Sr. and the late Mary Jane Estep Key. Jack loved singing and going to church, spending time with his family,...
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Ronald Lee Snuffer

August 21, 1937 - September 30, 2014

RONALD LEE “JUNK” SNUFFER Ronald Lee “Junk” Snuffer, 77, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 following a long illness. Born August 21, 1937 in Midway; he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ira Snuffer of Coal City. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ira Snuffer, Jr.; step-brother, Paul Callahan; two...
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James Robert Peck

June 30, 1952 - September 29, 2014

JAMES “BOBBY” “JIM” ROBERT PECK James “Bobby” “Jim” Peck, 62, of MacArthur, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 29, 2014.Born June 30, 1952 in Beckley; he was a son of the late William Peck and the late Joan Gravely Peck.Bobby loved woodworking, gardening, going to flea markets, watching NASCAR, watching his nieces and nephews play...
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Katie Merie Cline

February 10, 1928 - September 27, 2014

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WVKatie Merie Cline Katie Merie Cline 86 of Beckley passed this life on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Born February 10, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mollie Ball. Katie enjoyed fishing, sewing, gardening, quilting and gospel music. In addition to her parents, Katie is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Arley Cline; beloved son,...
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Stanley WYCO

April 9, 1944 - September 27, 2014

Stanley Wyco, age 70, born April 9, 1944 in Rhodell, WV to the late Sam and Tillie (Banicki) Wyco passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014. Stan was a construction worker by trade and he enjoyed building things. He was especially proud of the home he built and took pride in his yard. His most precious time was spent with his four grandchildren and his family. In addition to his parents,...
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Harry Milton Fox

September 20, 1930 - September 23, 2014

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV Harry Milton Fox Harry Milton Fox 84 of Beckley went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Born September 20, 1930, he was a son of the late Grover and Phoebe Woods Fox. Harry loved spending time with his family and helping others. He was employed as a yardman for the railroad. In addition to his parents, Harry is preceded in death by 8...
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