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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.

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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

Glenna M. MOONEY

May 11, 1941 - October 19, 2017

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David R. PACK

February 12, 1941 - October 17, 2017

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Larry J. DEWEESE

April 19, 1944 - October 17, 2017

Larry J. Deweese 73, of Beckley, WV passed away on October 17, 2017. He is the beloved son of James and Marie Deweese.He was preceded in death by his mother Marie (Darnell) Deweese in 2007 and one brother Michael Deweese in 1995, two brother-in-laws; Alvin Fox in 2017, and Russ Miller 2016.He leaves behind three sisters; Carolyn Fox, Judy Miller, and Joyce (Steve) Cook, one sister-in-law Diane...
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Della Marie Pack

August 13, 1921 - October 15, 2017

Precious in the sight of The Lord is the death of His saints. Psalms 116:15 . Della “Marie”Pack, 96, of Beckley passed away on October 15, 2017 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House of Winston Salem, North Carolina. Born on August 13, 1921 to the late Harvey Andrew Daniel and Nancy Elizabeth Atha Daniel. Marie was a loving wife, mother, sister, friend. She was a life long member of Maynor...
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Douglas Dewayne Moore

February 3, 1952 - October 13, 2017

Douglas Dewayne Moore, 65 of Beckley, WV passed away peacefully on October 13, 2017.He was preceded in death by his parents Walter Howard Moore and Ruby Jewel (Ellixson) Moore. Douglas leaves behind one sister Linda (Moore) Burnworth of Tampla, Fla who will miss him dearly.A graveside service will be held at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens on Thursday October 19, 2017 at 12:00PM. Online condolences...
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Charlene NOEL

December 13, 1942 - October 13, 2017

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Alpha Myrtle Dangerfield

March 18, 1931 - October 12, 2017

Myrtle Bolen Dangerfield, 86, of Coal City passed away on October 12, 2017. Born March 19, 1931, in Odd, WV. She was the daughter of the late George and Lillie Thompson Bolen. Myrtle was a long time member of Community Baptist Church of Coal City. She enjoyed going to church, gardening, camping and quilting. She also liked to help her elder neighbors. In addition to her parents Myrtle was...
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Everette O. Cyrus

March 21, 1938 - October 12, 2017

Everette Cyrus, 79, of Beckley, WV passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017.Born March 21, 1938 in Green Sulphur Springs, WV, he was the son of the late James H. Cyrus and Mary Jones Cyrus. Everette worked for Kroger for 37 years.In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Eldon Cyrus and one son, Kevin Cyrus.Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 58 years,...
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Tina Quinn

February 29, 1964 - October 11, 2017

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Ruby M. Withrow

October 3, 1944 - October 9, 2017

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Margie Stover

June 24, 1927 - October 8, 2017

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Margie Juanita Stover

June 24, 1927 - October 8, 2017

Juanita Stover, 90, of Mt. Hope, WV went to be with the Lord on October 8, 2017. She was a long time member and Mother of the Church at North Sandbranch Worship Center.Juanita was born on June 24, 1927 in Sparta, TN. She was the daughter of the late Herbert Roberts and Ella Brock Roberts. She loved taking care of her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren.Juanita was...
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Jack Lowell James

March 13, 1958 - October 7, 2017

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Delane McGraw

March 18, 1933 - October 7, 2017

DeLane “Mac” McGraw, 84, of Oak Hill WV was born March 18, 1933, at Winding Golf, WV to the late Wesley Jasper McGraw and Goldie Myrtle Basham-McGraw. He went to be with the Lord October 7, 2017.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Benny McGraw in 1982, one sister Hazel Frock in 2006, one granddaughter Rachel McGraw in 1997, and one grandson Ben McGraw in...
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Julia Worrell

January 16, 1938 - October 7, 2017

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Barbara Harman Price

April 30, 1929 - October 6, 2017

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Debra Fraley

March 24, 1956 - October 2, 2017

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Shirley Ruth Mills

August 6, 1930 - September 26, 2017

Shirley R. Farley Mills, 87, of Catlettsburg, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Community Hospice Care Center.She was born August 6, 1930, in Ellison West Virginia; a daughter of the late Josiah and Evelyn Lilly Farley. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, William C. Mills in 2012; son, Michael Mills; daughter, Brenda Joann Mills; brothers, Ora Charles Lemma, Lake,...
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Bessie Mae Cook

June 3, 1927 - September 25, 2017

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Kimberly Shrewsbury

February 6, 1958 - September 21, 2017

Ms. Kimberly Lougunda Goodwin Shrewsbury, 59, of Redstar, WV passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Born on February 6, 1958 in Wyoming County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward Goodwin and Betty Jean Kilborn Goodwin.Kimberly was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Suncanda Mae Goodwin; and her...
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Robert Ray Bowling

September 20, 2017 - September 20, 2017

Robert Ray Bowling Jr. of Beckley, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. He was the son of Robert Ray Bowling Sr. and Paesley Celest Stafford. Robert Ray Jr. is preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Edward Bowling and great grandfather, Raymond Douglas Stafford. Those left to cherish his memory include his parents, Robert Ray Bowling Sr. and Paesley...
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Mildred Lane

September 26, 1925 - September 16, 2017

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Michael William Toler

February 22, 1955 - September 15, 2017

Michael William Toler, age 62, of Beckley, WV was welcomed home to Heaven on Friday, September 15, 2017 following a long and courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Born January 22, 1955 at Oceana, WV, he was the son of the late James D. (Jack) Toler and Maxine Cook Toler. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his brother, Jim Toler, and his close friend, Dan Lester.As a...
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Carlos R. Jennings

June 4, 1965 - September 15, 2017

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Carlos R. Jennings

June 4, 1965 - September 15, 2017

Carlos Ray Jennings, 52, of Clover, South Carolina passed away on September 15, 2017 with his family by his side.He is preceded in death by his parents Isaac and JoAnn Stoots Jennings, brother; Michael Jennings, Curtis Jennings and one sister Arlene Stanford.Carlos enjoyed hobbies such as working on cars, drag racing, fishing, riding his motorcycle, mudding and traveling. He retired in 2011 from...
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Datas Murial Warden

December 11, 1926 - September 14, 2017

Datas Muriel Smith Warden 90 of Beckley, WV passed away at home on Thursday September 14, 2017. Born December 11, 1926 at Long Branch, WV, she was the daughter of the late Hearse Perry Smith and Madge Margaret Evans Smith. Datas was a member of Callaway Heights Baptist Church. She was a retired nurse with 44 years of experience working at BARH and the old Raleigh General. Datas was a...
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Patty Sue Burge

November 11, 1939 - September 12, 2017

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Patty Sue Burge

November 11, 1939 - September 12, 2017

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Kimberly Dawn Campbell

June 27, 1963 - September 11, 2017

Kimberly Dawn Campbell, 54, of Beckley, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017. Born on June 27, 1963 in Raleigh County, she was the daughter of the late James V. and Susie Ellen Ewing Campbell.Ms. Campbell was a 1981 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and graduated from Concord University in 1994. She worked for the Raleigh County School system for 23 years, 17 years of which she taught...
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Lorenzo Dale Patton

August 6, 1953 - September 8, 2017

Lorenzo Dale Patton of Beckley passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017. Born August 6, 1953 he was the son of the late William and Helen Ward Patton. In addition to his parents, Lorenzo is preceded in death by his sister, Connie Lou McGraw. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Mandy Patton; sons, William Dale Patton and fiancé, Libbe Cales, Christopher John...
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James E. DUNCAN

May 25, 1946 - September 7, 2017

James (Jimmy) E. Duncan, 71, of Glen Daniels, passed away September 7. 2017. He was born on May 25, 1946 to the late Shirley Preston Duncan and Pauline Duncan (Barker).Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 45 years, Regina Ann Duncan (Smith), and his daughter Brandy Wiseman (Jeremy), son Quenton Stewart Duncan and his dog Jack. He is also survived by his sister, Nancy Duncan Myles ...
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Viola Barry

May 16, 1927 - September 7, 2017

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James Aubrey Lilly

April 8, 1943 - September 5, 2017

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Rita Gaye Hale

July 7, 1952 - September 5, 2017

Rita Gaye Hale, 65, of Mullens, WV, born on July 7,1952 to the late Fount and Lucy Epperson Hale, departed this life on Sept. 5, 2017 of a long illness. She was known for her sense of humor and ever-so-quick wit. She was unapologetic in her bold personality, and for that, Rita will be missed dearly by all. Rita is survived by sons Keith (Lisa) Waycaster of Beaver, WV and Shane Smith of Mullens,...
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Roy Daniel Lucas

September 4, 1977 - September 4, 2017

Roy Daniel “RD” Lucas II went to be with the lord on September 4th, 2017 at the Pittsburgh VA hospital at the age of 40 from a longtime illness. RD was born in Beckley, WV to Roy and Sandra Lucas. He graduated from Independence High School in 1996, and then joined the United States Army. In the Army, RD served in the Infantry, and was awarded the Top Gun award while serving in an...
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Betty J. Pettry

December 5, 1935 - September 3, 2017

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Anna Maxine Richmond

December 2, 1929 - August 31, 2017

Maxine Richmond, loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and great-Grandmother.Maxine passed peacefully on August 31, 2017 at the age of 87 in Palm Coast, FL. She was born in Crow, WV on December 2, 1929 to Ray I. Redden and Lorene R. Neely. On April 19, 1949 she married Archie Dean Richmond of Crow, WV. Dean and Maxine raised their family in Glen Morgan WV, and later moved to Palm Coast Florida.Maxine...
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Babe Ruth Bruce

June 15, 1924 - August 31, 2017

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Alberta Dee Haga

March 10, 1919 - August 31, 2017

Alberta Dee Akers Haga, 98, of Soak Creek died on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Born March 10, 1919 at Alum Creek, WV, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Virgie Snodgrass Akers of Alum Creek. Alberta was a member of Sophia Church of God, Sophia, WV. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years,...
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Charles Edward Cooper

November 7, 1927 - August 30, 2017

Charles Edward Cooper, 89 of Beckley, WV passed away after a short illness on August 30, 2017. He was born November 7, 1927 at Camp Creek, Mercer County. Charles was the son of the late, John E. Cooper and Phebie Clarice Clark Cooper. He was a kind, loving and gentle person. He graduated from WWHS in the class of 1946. Charles was a coal miner, retiring from Westmoreland Coal Company. He was...
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Joan Elizabeth Hatfield

October 12, 1939 - August 28, 2017

Joan Elizabeth Hatfield, 77, of Midway, WV, went to be with Lord on August 28, 2017. Born October 12, 1939 in Beckley, WV. She was the daughter of the late Murle Saylor and Irene Lilly. Mrs. Hatfield was of the Christian belief and was very loving and outgoing. After retirement Joan enjoyed spending time gardening, crocheting, quilting and canning. In addition to her parents she was...
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Franklin Carroll Wills

October 1, 1936 - August 26, 2017

Franklin C. Wills “Carroll”, 80, of Beckley, WV, went to be with the Lord on August 26, 2017. Born October 1, 1936 in Coal City, WV, he was the son of the late Fred and Opal Garretson Wills. Mr. Wills was a humble, loving husband and enjoyed hunting and spending time in nature. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Gladys Dixon. Those left to...
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Bobby Wayne Meadows

September 24, 1951 - August 26, 2017

Bobby Wayne Meadows, 65, of Beaver, passed away August 26, 2017, at Bowers Hospice House. Born September 24, 1951, to the late Orville and Thelma Meadows, he was raised on Irish Mountain. After graduating from Shady Spring High School as valedictorian and later from Concord College, he obtained two Masters Degrees from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. Bobby began his teaching career...
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Franklin C. Wills

October 1, 1936 - August 26, 2017

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Winnie Minton

August 12, 1917 - August 25, 2017

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Myrtle Linville

November 24, 1929 - August 24, 2017

Myrtle Linville, 87, currently of Beckley, formerly of Rock Creek, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017. She was the daughter of Clinton Dickens and Ruby Dickens (Webb). She was born November 24, 1929 in Montcoal, West Virginia. Myrtle was kind hearted and was loved by everyone who knew her.She was a homemaker and raised five children with her late husband, Charles Chris Linville whom she was...
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Destiny Milam

February 15, 1996 - August 21, 2017

Destiny Deedra Noel Milam, 21 of Helen WV passed away with her family by her side on Monday, August 21, 2107.Born February 15, 1996 in Beckley, WV, she enjoyed nature walks, ghost hunting, music but most of all spending time with her little girl Lilly.Preceded in death by her father Richard Webb of Rhodell, WVThose left behind to cherish her memory include her mother Wendy Milam, of Helen, WV,...
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Sherman King

October 25, 1959 - August 18, 2017

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Sherman King

October 29, 1959 - August 18, 2017

Sherman Dewayne King went to be with the Lord suddenly on Friday August 18, 2017 after dealing with multiple health problems for several years.He was born October 25, 1959 in Beckley, WV. He was the son of Sherman R. King and Margie E. King. Sherman went to Woodrow Wilson High School and was a general labor.IN addition to his late mother and father he was preceded in death by his sister Cheryl...
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Ophia Faye Pittman

January 7, 1929 - August 17, 2017

Ophia Faye “Betty” Pittman, 88, of Piney View, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 18, 2017. Born in McKendree, WV, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Bessie Edwards.She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an avid gardener and well known for the beautiful flowers she grew. Mrs. Pittman was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.She was preceded in death...
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Norma Jean Stover

December 17, 1934 - August 14, 2017

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James Emerson Williams

January 17, 1939 - August 13, 2017

James Emerson Williams (Johnny), 78, of Shady Spring, WV, passed away at CAMC General Hospital in Charleston, WV, Saturday, August 13, 2017 following a short illness.Born on January 17, 1939 in Hinton, WV. He was the son of the late Edison Williams and Bonnie B. Kirkham.Johnny was a retired US Postal Carrier and a veteran of the US Army. He was a vivid hunter and outdoorsman. He attended Glen...
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Thelma Lee Pettry

November 24, 1927 - August 12, 2017

Thelma Lee “Shay” Pettry, 89, of Colcord, WV went to be with the Lord on August 12, 2017. She was at home surrounded by her loving family. She was a lifelong member of Colcord Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the choir, the women’s association, enjoyed teaching sunday school and served as treasurer and Elder. Thelma was born on November 24, 1927 in Colcord, WV....
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Christina Schneider

July 28, 1971 - August 10, 2017

Christina (Tena) Dawn Schneider, age 46, of Fayetteville, West Virginia, passed away on August 10, 2017. Born July 28, 1971 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Freddy and Linda Sidwell. She was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Matthew Hamrick. She is survived by her husband, Chris Schneider, daughter, Samantha Hamrick and her companion Evan Evans, son, Bryan Hamrick and...
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Jason Paul Coleman

September 19, 1984 - August 10, 2017

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Dorsey Goins

August 29, 1933 - August 10, 2017

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Rosetta Faye Fisher

July 31, 1961 - August 8, 2017

Rosetta Faye Fisher, 56, of Beckley passed away on August 8, 2017. Born July 31, 1961 in Oak Hill, WV she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Miller and Susie Pauline Dickens Williams. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 38years, Charles Fisher of Mt. Hope; daughter, Amanda Cook of Mt. Hope; grandson, Benjamin Cook of Rolla, MO; numerous brothers and sisters and a host...
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Wanda Helvey

November 4, 1940 - August 8, 2017

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Carol Weeks

December 27, 1943 - August 7, 2017

Carol (Sue) Weeks, 73 of Mt. Hope WV passed away on August 7, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House with her loving husband Bernard by her side.Sue was born in Eccles, WV on December 27, 1943 to the late Ralph and Margaret Bolash Coldiron. She leaves behind her loving husband of 55 years Bernard Weeks of Mt. Hope, WV, one son Jeffrey (Jamie Leigh) Weeks of Beckley, WV, one daughter Melissa Lynn Weeks of...
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Lockie Davis Rakes

April 13, 1920 - August 6, 2017

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Goldia G. Brown

August 31, 1924 - August 4, 2017

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James Ray Hackworth

July 1, 1956 - August 4, 2017

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Jack Fuller Richards

October 18, 1936 - August 2, 2017

Jack Fuller Richards, 80, of Glen White went to be with Lord on August 2, 2017. Born October 18, 1936 in Sophia, WV he was the son of the late Willie and Mary Ashby Richards and lifelong best friend Jerry Fink. Mr. Richards served honorable in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division. He was a long time member and Deacon of the Glen White Baptist Church. Jack was an avid golfer and was a...
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Arliss Lee Pack

September 15, 1966 - August 1, 2017

Arliss Lee Pack, 50, of Mt. Hope, WV went home to be with the Lord on August 1, 2017. He was born on September 15, 1966 to the late Kenneth Lee and Barbara Kaye Duncan Pack. Mr. Pack enjoyed working on cars, fishing and shooting matches. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Judith Ann Davis Pack; daughters, Amanda D. Pack and Talena A. Graef; son, Cody A. Pack; grandchildren, Hunter J. L. Pack...
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Emma Jean Goodson

October 3, 1944 - July 30, 2017

Emma Jean Goodson, 72, of Midway, was called home by God on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at her home. She was born October 3, 1944 in Crab Orchard, WV, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Hodie Hunt.She was a member of the Lester Baptist Church. She was also a 26 year employee of Heartland which she loved going to work.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband; Thomas...
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Jackie Lewis Blevins

November 7, 1932 - July 29, 2017

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Gloria Cathryn Mills Mallamas

July 7, 1923 - July 26, 2017

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Doris Lynn Mullins

March 23, 1954 - July 23, 2017

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Joyce G. Eggelston

May 20, 1932 - July 23, 2017

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Mendy Ann McDaniel

January 7, 1976 - July 21, 2017

Mendy Ann Boyd-McDaniel, 41, of Beckley died unexpectedly Friday July 21, 2017.Born January 7, 1976 in Beckley, WV she was the daughter of Patty Boyd and Ronnie of Prosperity WV.Mendy was preceded in death to an Aunt Penny Arrington of Oak Hill, a grandmother Vilia Diehl of Crab Orchard & Grandfather Eugene Shelton of Summerlee.Mendy graduated from WWHS in 1994, she afterward moved to NC to...
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Winnie J. McKinney

September 15, 1934 - July 17, 2017

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Jimelle Emrich Moreno

August 27, 1951 - July 16, 2017

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Threasey Smith

November 14, 1923 - July 15, 2017

Mrs. Threasey Shrewsbury-Smith passed away Saturday July 15, 2017 at Hospice of Southern West Virginia after a short illness. Born 1923 in Kentucky she is survived by her son James Shrewsbury, Coal City, daughter Dena Pack, Point Pleaseant, and sister Carlee Boschain, of Coal City. Four step-children, Vernon, Randy, Gary Smith and Lorenda Carter, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren....
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Lorene Gladys Plumley

April 24, 1926 - July 14, 2017

Mrs. Lorene Gladys (Jones) Plumley was welcomed into Heaven on July 14, 2017. Born in Pear, WV on April 24, 1926 to Oscar and Daisy (Kincaid) Jones, Lorene was a lifelong resident of Raleigh County. In 1943, she married Joe Plumley, Jr. and they started a family that would grow to include four children, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. As the...
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Jeffrey Pittman

June 28, 1963 - July 14, 2017

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Richard Keith Lafferty

March 20, 1936 - July 13, 2017

Richard Keith “Roho” Lafferty 81 of Beckley passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017. Born March 20, 1936, he is the son of the late Richard Wilson Lafferty and Mary Susan Williams Lafferty. In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Leslea Sweeney; father-in-law, Delbert Thompson. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 44...
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Henry Paul Kizer

March 14, 1942 - July 11, 2017

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Cecil Miller

November 14, 1936 - July 10, 2017

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Gladys Carrico Wilson

October 12, 1943 - July 10, 2017

Gladys Wilson 73 of Beckley passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. Born October 12, 1943, she is the daughter of the late Carl and Delma Kidwell. Gladys enjoyed bowling, hiking, dancing and being with her family and friends. She is of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, Gladys is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald E. Wilson; daughter, Pamela S. Longee; brother, Carl Kidwell. ...
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Roger MacArthur Ballard

May 15, 1942 - July 7, 2017

Roger MacArthur Ballard, 75, of Beckley passed away on July 7, 2017 due to a long illness. Born May 15, 1942, in Saxon, he was the son of Melvin and Eva Ballard.Roger attended Harper Heights Church, enjoyed restoring old cars and talking to old friends.He is survived by his loving wife June Lee Bell of 53 years; sons, Roger Dale and wife Tammy, Jeffery Scott and Brad Allen Ballard; grandchildren,...
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Nila Jean GILLIAM

February 3, 1945 - July 7, 2017

Nila Jean Hurlocker Gilliam, 72, of Beckley passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017. She was of the Christian Faith. Born February 3, 1945 in Concord, NC. She was the daughter of the late Flold L. Hurlocker and Roxie L. Ward Meadows. Mrs. Gilliam was a homemaker and was a former employee of Pete and Bob’s Drive In, Phil’s Drive In and later became the neighborhood babysitter. She...
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Michael Lepto

November 28, 1935 - July 6, 2017

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Dennis Cecil Harvey

July 2, 1951 - July 5, 2017

Dennis Cecil Harvey, 66, of Coal City passed away on July 5, 2017. Born July 2, 1951, in Beckley, he was the son of the late Cecil Green Harvey and Dorothy Lou Hart Harvey.Dennis was a U.S. Marine veteran. After serving in the Marines he attended Beckley College and Concord University where he received his degree in Education. He was employed with Radford Arsenal for five years and Georgia...
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Albert DeFrancises Calloway

June 6, 1929 - July 5, 2017

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Jack Lee Massie

May 31, 1936 - July 3, 2017

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Thelma Wanda Shrewsbury

January 23, 1924 - June 29, 2017

Thelma “Wanda” Shrewsbury, 93, of Daniels, WV, passed away June 29, 2017 at the Genesis Raleigh Center in Daniels, following a long illness.Born January 23, 1924 in Bud WV. She was the daughter of the late Effie and Oscar Walker.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Hallie G. Shrewsbury Jr., daughter, Nancy Childers, brothers; Elvin and Clay Walker and...
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Carmel Ann Hart

May 3, 1924 - June 26, 2017

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Danny Ajax Ellison

May 3, 1943 - June 25, 2017

Danny Ajax Ellison, 74, of Beckley passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Born in Lerona, WV, he was the son of the late Ajax (Jack) and Retha Cox Ellison. Danny served 2 years in the Army 1st Air Calvery, where he was wounded during the Vietnam War and he received three purple hearts for his service. In addition to his parents, Danny is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Billie Jean...
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Eliza Ketchersid

December 29, 1924 - June 22, 2017

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

February 6, 1924 - June 18, 2017

Billie Jean Beckelhimer Ellison 93 of Beckley passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Born February 6, 1924 in Lilly Brook, WV, she was the daughter of the late Bethel Childers and Bessie K. Childers Pratt.In addition to her parents, Billie is preceded in death by three brothers; three sisters; grandson, Mickel Mills and first husband, Woodrow Beckelhimer.Those left to cherish her memory include...
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Susan Cary Fox

December 28, 1946 - June 17, 2017

Susan Landers Irle Fox, 70, of Beckley, WV went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Born in Lewisburg, WV on December 28, 1946 she was the daughter of the late Mike and Helen Hayes Landers. Susan was a long time member of United Methodist Temple and Garden Club of Beckley. She was a volunteer at Raleigh General Hospital for 20 years. She enjoyed playing golf, bowling and most...
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Thomas Edward Osteen

April 16, 1933 - June 16, 2017

Thomas Edward Osteen 84 of Mt. Hope passed away on Friday June 16, 2017. Born April 16, 1933, he was the son of the late Thomas and Bonnie Adams Osteen.Thomas was a member of Pax Branch Baptist Church. He served and retired from the US Army after 22 years and served three tours in Vietnam and Korea. He was a life time member of the VFW and attended the Navy and Army Aviation Group Reunion every...
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James Eugene Mullins

February 25, 1950 - June 15, 2017

James Eugene Mullins Jr., 67, of Allen Junction, went to be with the Lord on June 15, 2017.Born February 25, 1950 in Welch, West Virginia. He was the son of the late James Edward Mullins and Sylvia Arbutus (Sizemore). He was preceded in death by his dog Sampson. He was a member and elder at the Mullens Pentecostal Holiness Church having served as a deacon. Those left to cherish his memory...
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Sue Whitt Caldwell

February 22, 1945 - June 13, 2017

Virginia Sue Caldwell 72 of Mullens passed away Tuesday June 13, 2017. Born February 22, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Marcus and Mae Austin Whitt.Virginia was of the Pentecostal Faith. She enjoyed working in her flowers, cooking, watching TV and being with her family and friends.In addition to her parents, Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Caldwell; brothers, Lloyd and...
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Noble Julio Lester

September 6, 1955 - June 11, 2017

Noble “Julio” Lester of Sophia passed away on Sunday June 11, 2017. Born on September 6, 1955, he was the son of Juanita Whitt Lester and the late Archie Lester.Noble enjoyed music, working on his lawn, “piddling”, and being with his family and friends. Noble was a handsome, humble, patient, kind, generous, soft spoken, dedicated and devout man.Noble was preceded in death...
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Robert Nelson Dunbar

November 12, 1945 - June 10, 2017

Robert Nelson Dunbar, 71, of Clear Creek, WV went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Robert will be remembered for his genuine smile; his friendliness, sense of humor, service to others and devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ. Robert was a long time member, minister, song leader, sunday school teacher and jail ministry of the Spoken Word Tabernacle Church, Beaver. Robert was...
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Susie Ann Maynard

February 22, 1918 - June 7, 2017

Susie Ann Maynard of Jumping Branch, WV passed away on June 7, 2017. She was a long time member of Perry Memorial United Methodist Church, Shady Spring. Susie was born on February 22, 1918 in Pennsylvania to the late Alexander and Magda Kovash. In addition to her parents Susie was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William S. Maynard and son, William A Maynard. She is survived by...
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Douglas Wayne Prentice

July 16, 1959 - June 7, 2017

Douglas Wayne Prentice, 57, of Mabscott, WV, passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2017. Douglas was born to the late Thomas and Hester (Fain) Prentice on July 16, 1959, in Rupert, WV.Douglas graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1978. He had been employed by American Mine Power.In addition to his parents, Douglas was preceded in death by his wife, Sheena (Vest) Prentice, and brother, Thomas...
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Ruth Eleanor Davis

November 12, 1917 - June 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, WV.
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Bobby Lane Amick

February 16, 1970 - June 4, 2017

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV Bobby Lane Amick Bobby Lane Amick of Beaver, WV passed away on June 4, 2017. Bobby was born on February 16, 1970 in Oak Hill to Alvin Amick and Cleo Stone. Bobby was preceded in death by his brother Jerry Wayne Raines. He is survived by his wife Janet of 30 years; sons, Matthew Tyler Amick and Nicholas Alexander Amick; daughter, Shannon Young; brother, Joey...
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