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Our Obituaries

James Otto Kinsler

January 16, 1930 - December 10, 2017

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Arnold Martin

January 18, 1931 - December 9, 2017

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Leona Pearl Burns

August 30, 1921 - December 8, 2017

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Kimberly Sue McKee

July 22, 1968 - December 7, 2017

Kimberly Sue McKee, age 49, of Glen Jean, WV Passed Away on Thursday December 7, 2017 at the Bowers Hospice House of Beckley West Virginia.Kimberly was born July 22, 1968 in Hagerstown, Maryland. Kimberly was a Life member of the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of PA. Kimberly was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Moore McKee and Pet, Walker Whoo Dog.Kimberly is survived by her,...
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Eleanor Janice Billups

October 13, 1928 - December 4, 2017

Eleanor "Janice" Wilson Billups, 89, of MacArthur, WV passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Monday, December 4th, 2017, surrounded by loved ones while in Lakeland, FL. Janice was born in Rhodell, WV on October 13, 1928 to Butler and Mabel Wilson. She lived in Beckley, WV and was a member of Sophia Baptist Church.Janice is survived by two sons, Michael Billups and Gary (Connie)...
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Wilma Irene Lusk

November 19, 1925 - December 4, 2017

Wilma Lusk, 92, of Pataskala, Ohio, passed away December 4, 2017 in Ohio after a long illness. Mrs. Lusk was a lifelong resident of Raleigh County West Virginia.Born November 19, 1925 in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Zina Garten and Laura Garten.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Lessie Lusk; brothers, Frankie, Tommy and Junior Garten and sister,...
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Iva Jacqueline Wimmer

March 20, 1924 - December 2, 2017

Iva “Jackie” Jacqueline Wimmer passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 2, 2017.Born March 20, 1924 in Saulsville, WV, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Amanda Privett Shumate.Jackie was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years Bud W. Wimmer Jr, one daughter Sharon G. Goode, and one son Buddy R. Wimmer.She is survived by one daughter Carol J. Smith of Port St. Lucie,...
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Wanda Mae Vandall

February 25, 1930 - December 1, 2017

Wanda Mae Vandall was born on February 25, 1930 in Beckley, WV to the late Lawrence and Deena Warden. She lost her battle with Alzheimers on December 1, 2017.Mrs. Vandall loved floral gardening, always had a great sense of humor, and could strike up a conversation with anyone. She was a fun and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She also enjoyed collecting dolls.In...
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Frances Ann Chaffin

July 27, 1935 - November 29, 2017

Frances Ann Chaffin of Coal City was born on July 27th, 1935 she entered the Kingdom of Heaven on November 29, 2017.Those closest to her knew her as Nanny, she was a kind soul that saw the good in everyone that she met, her kind heart lead her to be an LPN for several years followed by caring diligently for her family as a homemaker.Those left to cherish her precious memory are a son, Jackie Ray...
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Naomi Luoni

September 26, 1932 - November 22, 2017

Naomi Ruth (Ball) Luoni, 85, of Beckley, died on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Raleigh General Hospital. Born on September 26, 1932 in Winfield, WV, she was one of five children of the late Leslie and Gertrude Haldren Ball. Mrs. Luoni was a wonderful wife and mother who loved her family. With her strong devotion in Christian faith she found great strength and comfort with her Lord and Savior....
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Dollie Mae Tucker

August 7, 1931 - November 18, 2017

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Michael Shane Moody

August 2, 1985 - November 17, 2017

Michael Shane Moody, known to most as “Shane”, passed away in his home on Friday, November 17, 2017 of an accidental heroin overdose after a long, brave battle with the disease of addiction. Shane was more than a junkie. He was talented. He was a musician. A thinker. A talented songwriter. A masseuse. A philosopher. A chess player. A martial artist. A lover. A comedian. A fighter. A...
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David Nelson

April 2, 1949 - November 17, 2017

David William Nelson, 68 years of age, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 17, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. He was born on April 2, 1949 in Logan, WV, son of the late George Nelson, Jr. and Elsie Margaret Thompson Nelson.Mr. Nelson was a hard and dedicated worker who had a passion to mine coal and enjoyed gardening. He was very proud of his patented belt...
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Jean Taylor

April 12, 1933 - November 16, 2017

Jean Taylor, age 84, of Franklinton, NC, a lifelong resident of Beckley, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Hillside Nursing and Rehab in Wake Forest, NC.Born April 12, 1933 in Affinity, WV, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Edra Harrison. Jean was a graduate of Sophia High School and spent her life as a homemaker and a beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.In...
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James Robert Duncan

December 16, 1982 - November 16, 2017

James Robert Duncan was born on December 16, 1982 in Beckley, WV to his parents Jerry and Julie (Meyers) Duncan. He went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2017 in Charleston, WV at the young age of 34.James was a soft hearted gentleman who would help anyone in need and loved to live life. He was a jokester who loved to pick at people to bring about a laugh and smile. He enjoyed spending time...
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Robert Rufus Hodge

November 8, 1926 - November 14, 2017

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Viola Perdue Haga

June 23, 1932 - November 12, 2017

Viola Inez “Tincie” Haga, 85 years of age, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Charleston Memorial Hospital. Born on June 23, 1932 in Slab Fork, WV, daughter of the late George Kelly Perdue and Katy Belle Woods Perdue. “Tincie” loved to play BINGO and ride her bicycle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James Garland...
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David Farmer

June 21, 1949 - November 12, 2017

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Douglas G. Basham

October 11, 1945 - November 12, 2017

After a sudden illness, Doug Basham of Daniels, WV passed away Sunday night. He was 72. Born on October 11, 1945 to Anna and Ivan McKinley “Mack” Basham, Doug was the “big man on campus” from the time he stepped foot into a school gymnasium. From elementary school until college, Doug made a name for himself as a top basketball prospect in West Virginia, setting scoring...
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Lewis Edward Baker

October 13, 1956 - November 11, 2017

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Walter Willie Smith

September 20, 1950 - November 11, 2017

Walter Willie Smith, 67, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 11, 2017 with family by his side. He was born on September 20, 1950 in Pemberton, WV to the late Otis Edward and Violet Marie Smith of Mabscott. In addition to his late parents, he was preceded in death by his two infant brothers, Gary Edward Smith and James David Smith. Those left to cherish his memory include his fianc...
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Barbara Alice Cotten

April 7, 1932 - November 11, 2017

Barbara Alice Cotten, 85 of Midway, WV passed away at home on Saturday November 11, 2017. Born April 7, 1932 in Pemberton, WV, she was the daughter of the late Vicie Ola (Bowman) McVey and Remus Haskell McVey. Barbara graduated from Stoco High School in 1949 and served as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary at Midway First Church of God. She was Assistant VP for the Bank President at...
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Thurman Miller

November 26, 1919 - November 11, 2017

Thurman “T.I.” Miller, 97, of Maplefork Road, near Bradley, passed away November 11, 2017, Veteran's Day.He was born November 26, 1919. A native of Otsego, in Wyoming County, he lived for almost fifty years in the community of Helen. He joined the Marine Corps in 1939 and was decorated for his service on Guadalcanal and in other South Pacific battles. In the final year of World...
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Shirley Jean Riffe

June 10, 1936 - November 9, 2017

Shirley Jean Riffe, 81, of Oak Hill passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017. Born June 10, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Minnie Miller McGraw. Mrs. Riffe attended Mountain View Church of God. Shirley spent a lot of time at Raleigh County Commission On Aging. She was also a member of Beckley TOPS club. Shirley was an avid West Virginia Mountaineers fan who loved her dog...
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Shirley Jean Riffe

June 10, 1936 - November 9, 2017

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James Garland Haga

February 12, 1930 - November 7, 2017

James Garland “Cotton” Haga, 87 years of age, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. He was born on February 12, 1930 in Konnarock, VA, son of the late William Roosevelt Haga and the late Mary Ines Walls Haga. “Cotton” worked on the railroad as a brakeman for over 32 years. He was active in AA for 33 years and loved to shoot pool,...
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June Louise Stafford

February 10, 1954 - November 7, 2017

June Louise Stafford 63 of Bolt, formerly of Kopperston passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from a sudden illness at Raleigh General Hospital. June is preceded in death by her parents, William Blake Stafford, Sr. and Flora Ann Arthur Stafford, and her brother, William B. Stafford, Jr (Bill). Those left to cherish her memory include Donnie (Palma) Stafford of Beckley, WV, Nancy (Jeff)...
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Janet McComas

August 19, 1961 - November 6, 2017

Janet Lee McComas 56 of Mabscott passed away Monday November 6, 2017. Born August 19, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Edward Jackson and Janet Dell Mitchell Comer. Janet retired from the Fayette County Board of Education, she then went on to become an NRA Instructor and was a Neighborhood Crime Watch board member for Raleigh County and also a Private Investigator. Those left to cherish...
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Marvin Lee Pennington

November 6, 1936 - November 2, 2017

We have lost a great man from this world, but Heaven has gained a wonderful angel. Marvin Pennington, age 80 from Daniels, WV passed away on Thursday, November 2nd at the WVU Medical Center after fighting a very courageous battle.He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Leonard Pennington and Ruby Lee Keaton Pennington; and his half-brother, Earl Pennington.Those left to cherish his memories...
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Brenda Runyon

February 1, 1967 - November 1, 2017

Brenda Lee Runyon, 50 of Maple Fork, WV passed away with her family by her side on November 1, 2017.She was preceded in death by her late parents Emory and Margaret (Rakes) Williams, one brother Emory “Jay” Williams Jr, and one sister Sharon Bowyer. Brenda enjoyed playing board games, music, bingo, computer games, but most of all spending time with her grandchildren, family and...
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Virgil Clacy Meadows

September 3, 1925 - October 29, 2017

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Bobby Gene Darnell

May 19, 1937 - October 29, 2017

Master Sergeant Bobby Gene “Duke” Darnell passed away on October 29, 2017 after a long illness. He was born in Hot Coal on May 19, 1937, and had resided in Beckley since retiring from the Air Force in 1979. He was preceded in death by his father George Darnell, mother Virginia Mae Darnell brother Donald James Darnell and son Mark Lane Darnell.He is survived by his wife of 46 years...
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Iris E. Akers

November 11, 1927 - October 28, 2017

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Carl Garner

December 31, 1934 - October 26, 2017

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Mohammed Khalid Hasan

December 16, 1942 - October 26, 2017

Dr. Mohammad Khalid Hasan peacefully passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at his home in Beckley, West Virginia. He was 74. He was beloved and respected by his family, friends, and colleagues for a life defined by deep intelligence, compassion and integrity. His career and devotion to his patients and community reflected a passion for caring and helping others.He was born on December 16,...
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Judy Carole Hagamon

August 9, 1941 - October 21, 2017

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Robert Bowman

March 9, 1938 - October 20, 2017

Robert "Bob" Bowman Jr., 79, of Beckley, WV, passed away surrounded by his family at CAMC General Hospital on October 20, 2017.Funeral Services will be held at 5:00 pm, Friday, October 27th at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C Byrd Dr, Beckley, WV 25801.There will be a viewing for family and friends at 4 pm.Robert was born March 9, 1938, in Iroquois, WV, to Robert Bowman Sr. and...
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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

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

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

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

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

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

August 31, 1924 - August 4, 2017

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