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

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

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

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Our Obituaries

Reba Darlene Dotson

November 3, 1946 - September 2, 2015

Reba Darlene Porter Dotson, 68, of Shady Spring passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, surrounded by her family. Born in Princeton on November 3, 1946, she was the only child of the late Ray Rifford and Herma Delaurice Stoots Porter. Darlene was a 1964 graduate of Princeton High School, and attended Mountain State University and Concord University, to which she received a full...
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Violet N. Welsh

February 9, 1915 - August 30, 2015

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Hedra Ball Wheatley

September 7, 1941 - August 29, 2015

Hedra Yvonne Ball Wheatley, 73, of Glen Daniel, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2015 following a short battle with lung cancer. Born September 7, 1941 in Danville, she was the daughter of the late Denven and Rube Thompson Ball. She was a very loving grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was known for her love of homemade cooking! Other than her parents,...
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Joseph W. Sanger

October 16, 1931 - August 27, 2015

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Tommy Alfred Blankenship

November 2, 1948 - August 27, 2015

Tommy A. Blankenship, 66, of Hanover, completed the journey that God had laid for him before the foundations of the earth. He went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 27, 2015.Through Tommy’s faith in his Savior, he displayed His grace and glory with the world. He was an inspiration to loved ones and complete strangers alike. Tommy accepted God’s will, even when His will was...
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Wilma K. Tucker

April 20, 1921 - August 26, 2015

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Betty J. Toney

July 26, 1935 - August 26, 2015

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Gilmer A. Ayers

March 1, 1920 - August 26, 2015

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Johnny L. Attilli

September 4, 1954 - August 23, 2015

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Billy Joe Biggs

January 27, 1962 - August 23, 2015

Billy J Biggs, 53, of Beckley, passed away on August 23, 2015 at his home. Billy was born in Beckley on January 22, 1962 and spent most of his life in Beckley. Those who preceded him in death are father, Franklin Biggs; mother, Reva Simpson; brothers, Carl and Bobby. He is survived by 5 sisters; Marcella and husband Larry Daniel of Eccles, Dreama and Bo Boggs of Surveyor, Betty Sue Hamrick...
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Timothy Joseph Hartlieb

August 9, 1947 - August 22, 2015

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Charles Edward Covey

September 10, 1936 - August 21, 2015

Charles E. ‘Ken’ Covey, 78, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 in Richmond, VA from complications of Black Lung. He was born in Crab Orchard, WV on September 10, 1936 to the late Fred and Sadie Beasley Covey. Ken was a proud underground coal miner for 42 years, an outdoor sportsman, avid NASCAR fan, bowler, dancer and singer. He loved a crowd and being with his family. Ken was...
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Hallie Ruby Painter

March 28, 1921 - August 19, 2015

Hallie Ruby Williams Painter, 94, of Maple Fork, passed away August 19, 2015. Born on March 28, 1921 she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Painter; three sisters, Sindy Evans, Hattie Lily and Sylvia Maynard; brother, Damon Williams; and daughter-in-law, Marilyn Painter. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Facello and...
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David Alan James

November 12, 1956 - August 19, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV David Alan James David Alan James of Shady Spring, WV passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Born November 12, 1956, he was the son of the Jesse and Sally Canada James.David enjoyed riding motorcycles, landscaping and painting.In addition to his parents, David is preceded in death by his brother, Donald James.Those left to cherish his memory include his...
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Gary Elden Williams

March 19, 1939 - August 18, 2015

Gary E. Williams, 76, was born on March 19, 1939 in Ameagle, WV. He went home to be with the Lord on August 18, 2015 surrounded by family and friends in his home. Gary was the son of the late Arnett and Ella Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Timmy Williams, Jr. and Marisa Williams. Gary attended the Artie Church of God and was a retired Coal...
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Paul Edward Stover

May 31, 1949 - August 16, 2015

Paul Edward StoverPaul Edward Stover, 66 of Beckley, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015 in Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, WV after a long illness. Paul was born on May 31, 1949 in Charleston, WV. He was the son of Elvis (Wingo) and the late Maben Stover. He was a 1967 graduate of Clear Fork High School in Colcord, WV where he played football; later, he attended Concord College in...
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Hunter Stephen Treadway

August 14, 2015 - August 14, 2015

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Hunter Stephen Treadyway

August 14, 2015 - August 14, 2015

Hunter Steven Treadway, infant son of Danny Treadway and Audreanna Adkins, passed away on August 14, 2015 at Raleigh General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his great uncle, Steve Adkins and his cousin, Danny Ashmore. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving parents, Danny & Audreanna, and many other loving family members. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 17,...
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Arlie Dale Green

July 28, 1929 - August 13, 2015

Arlie Dale Green, 86, of Coal City, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2015 at Princeton Community Hospital.He was born July 28, 1929 to the late John Pierson and Ida Mae Lester Green.He graduated from Herndon High School and then volunteered for the Navy. Dale served his country faithfully during the Korean War and received an honorable discharge. He was married to the late Frances Angel...
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Mary Ann Viars

June 19, 1929 - August 13, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV Mary Ann Viars, 86, of Midway passed away August 13, 2015. Born June 19, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Stephen & Hattie Sokola. Mary enjoyed cooking, her dogs and most importantly being a mother and grandmother. Family always came first. She was of the Christian faith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 46...
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Ronald Wolford

December 1, 1947 - August 10, 2015

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Michelle Prater

August 22, 1960 - August 10, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV Michelle Renae Prater Beckley- Michelle Renae Prater passed away on August 10th, 2015 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV. Born August 22nd, 1960 in Richwood, WV; she is the daughter of Robert “Allen” Prater and the late Judith Carol Cummings Prater. In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her aunt...
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Jimmy Foley

May 25, 1946 - August 6, 2015

Jimmy Dale Foley Jimmy Dale Foley was called to his Heavenly home following a long illness due to heart disease. Jimmy was born May 25, 1946 at Herndon, WV to the late Sam Foley and Melba Mills Dempsey. He worked 29 years for Black Diamond Power Company at Sophia, WV and was a U.S. Marine Veteran. He was a member of the Midway First Church of God and taught adult Sunday school class; was a...
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James Curtis Jones

August 13, 1958 - August 6, 2015

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Dessie Thompson

February 20, 1936 - August 6, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral HomeBeckley, WV Dessie E. “Liddie” Thompson Dessie Elizabeth Thompson, 79, of Lanark passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Born February 20, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Verlie Angle Redden.Dessie enjoyed singing in church, nursing homes and singing for the Lord. Music was her service to the Lord. It was her joy in her life. She was a member of...
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Chelsea Thompson

August 2, 1994 - August 5, 2015

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Carol Ann Levin

April 17, 1935 - August 5, 2015

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Roger Lee Goff

January 6, 1942 - August 3, 2015

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Christopher Mills

November 3, 1973 - August 1, 2015

Blue Ridge Funeral Home Christopher Shawn Mills Christopher Shawn “Bondo” Mills, 41, of Beckley, devoted father to Shannah and Skyler Mills, died in a motorcycle accident Saturday, August 1, 2015.He was born November 3, 1973 in Beckley, WV to Kenneth and Debbie Bailey Mills. Shawn loved his children dearly, and lived his last years for them. He...
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Carl Pittman

June 13, 1933 - July 31, 2015

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Johnathan Richard Thomas

March 19, 1996 - July 30, 2015

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Richard E. Vest

July 9, 1933 - July 30, 2015

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Jonathan Richard Thomas

March 19, 1996 - July 30, 2015

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

November 29, 1930 - July 30, 2015

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

October 13, 1926 - July 30, 2015

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

October 24, 1944 - July 29, 2015

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Rowena Pritchett

January 26, 1954 - July 27, 2015

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

February 22, 1974 - July 25, 2015

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William F. Mills

December 23, 1949 - July 23, 2015

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

March 7, 1924 - July 23, 2015

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

March 30, 1934 - July 20, 2015

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

September 2, 1954 - July 19, 2015

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

November 21, 1929 - July 17, 2015

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

November 25, 1942 - July 15, 2015

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Juanita June Combs

May 28, 1924 - July 15, 2015

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

November 12, 1935 - July 11, 2015

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Jessie Short

August 7, 1917 - July 9, 2015

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

March 11, 1947 - July 9, 2015

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Helen Jones

February 28, 1926 - July 8, 2015

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Helen Elizabeth Jones

February 28, 1926 - July 8, 2015

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

February 27, 1945 - July 8, 2015

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

October 20, 1937 - July 7, 2015

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Billy Edward Bailey

February 24, 1929 - July 6, 2015

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

December 5, 1999 - July 5, 2015

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

January 18, 1956 - July 5, 2015

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Ginger Lee Dameron

November 13, 1956 - July 4, 2015

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

December 7, 1967 - July 2, 2015

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

December 7, 1967 - July 2, 2015

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Gary Baker

May 14, 1938 - July 1, 2015

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Vera Glass

July 16, 1942 - June 28, 2015

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

April 26, 1934 - June 27, 2015

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Geneva Marie Davis

July 14, 1937 - June 27, 2015

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Thelma Jean Mays

January 13, 1938 - June 25, 2015

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

December 17, 1954 - June 25, 2015

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Michael Craig Johnson, Sr.

January 11, 1949 - June 24, 2015

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Virginia Fitzwater

April 26, 1934 - June 24, 2015

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

December 2, 1926 - June 21, 2015

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

September 21, 1925 - June 19, 2015

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

July 15, 1941 - June 17, 2015

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Paula Kay Dyer

May 31, 1948 - June 15, 2015

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

November 29, 1936 - June 14, 2015

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James Franklin Howell

November 29, 1936 - June 14, 2015

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Kathy Jane McKinney

December 29, 1959 - June 14, 2015

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Rebecca Susan Schuman

September 19, 1959 - June 13, 2015

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Craig Edward Bess

April 15, 1980 - June 13, 2015

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

July 31, 1925 - June 13, 2015

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

January 7, 1926 - June 12, 2015

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Errol G. Lilly

August 7, 1940 - June 12, 2015

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John W. Martin

June 22, 1932 - June 11, 2015

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Patricia C. Jarrell

December 25, 1934 - June 10, 2015

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Donald R. Ransom

February 24, 1946 - June 10, 2015

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Kent Saul

October 7, 1946 - June 10, 2015

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Patricia C. Jarrell

December 25, 1934 - June 10, 2015

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Donald Ransom

February 24, 1946 - June 10, 2015

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

October 12, 1974 - June 8, 2015

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

October 29, 1921 - June 3, 2015

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

June 28, 1932 - June 3, 2015

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Darrel Wayne Stone

September 13, 1954 - June 2, 2015

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Fred Smith

December 17, 1930 - June 2, 2015

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

December 29, 1965 - June 1, 2015

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

April 22, 1913 - May 30, 2015

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

August 1, 1943 - May 29, 2015

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Wanda Keys Sharp

September 12, 1923 - May 28, 2015

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Gary Wayne Asbury

January 29, 1958 - May 26, 2015

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

May 14, 1925 - May 24, 2015

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Michael W. Chaffin

July 31, 1962 - May 23, 2015

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

January 22, 1939 - May 22, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, WV.
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Rita M. Bragg

September 12, 1950 - May 21, 2015

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Noah Jerry Lambert

June 5, 1935 - May 19, 2015

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Frances L. Coleman

February 17, 1933 - May 18, 2015

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