Blue Ridge Funeral Home Memorial Gardens & Cremations

Beautiful Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Memorial Gardens & Cremations in Beckley, West Virginia, and Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Sophia, West Virginia, have provided generations of West Virginia families with high-quality funeral, cemetery and cremation services. Our caring staffs are committed to providing you with exceptional assistance to meet your needs and the value your family deserves. At Blue Ridge and Williams-Blue Ridge, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who would like to plan ahead, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. Each of our locations features unique options to fit your individual needs. We invite you to learn more about our funeral homes and memorial gardens.

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

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

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

Kenny W. Mann, Licensee in Charge; Kenneth Lacy, Crematory Licensee in Charge


Our Obituaries

Emma Louise Rash

May 3, 1920 - May 24, 2017

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

July 2, 1980 - May 21, 2017

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

February 19, 1924 - May 21, 2017

Carl Matthew Greene, 93, of Knotts Island, NC Passed away on May 21, 2017. Born February 19, 1924, in New Richmond, WV and was a longtime resident Mullens, WV. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Betty Jane, his mother Amanda Roton and brother Jack all of Mullens, WV. He is survived by Carl Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA, Mike of Kennewick, WA, Renae Belfoire of Welch, WV, Teddy of...
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Carl James STEWART

July 5, 1928 - May 21, 2017

Carl James Stewart was born July 5, 1928, in Prosperity, he was the son of the late Wayne and Zettie Wood Stewart. Carl was a U.S Navy veteran. After serving 6 years in the Navy he attended Morris Harvey (now University of Charleston) and became a teacher. He taught English and History at Marsh Fork High School before beginning a career with Social Security Administration in 1960. He retired...
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Thomas Treadway

April 6, 1940 - May 19, 2017

Thomas Franklin Treadway, 77, of Sims Branch Road, Mt. Hope, WV left this life to join his loved ones in Heaven, Friday, May 19, 2017 at his home from nine years of illness.Born on April 6, 1940 on Sims Branch Road he was the son of the late Thomas Snoden Treadway and Dorothy Lois Hurd.Tom was a 30 year retiree of Appalachian Hospital. He loved gardening and working on old cars and he loved his...
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Willa Ruth Toney

August 23, 1935 - May 16, 2017

Willa Ruth Toney 81 of Claypool Hill, VA passed away on Tuesday May 16, 2017. Born August 23, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Gladys Stover Thompson. In addition to her parents, Willa is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Dale Toney. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Ronnie Toney and wife, Theresa of Cedar Bluff, VA; granddaughter, Elizabeth Honaker and...
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Julian Valley Koone

May 15, 2017 - May 15, 2017

Julian Valley Koone, son of Andrew Koone and Jessica Williams passed away May 15, 2017. In addition to his parents, those left to cherish Julian’s memory include, grandparents, Paul and Schena Koone of Beckley, William and Elaine Williams of Artie; great-grandparents, Edward and Betty Roark of Whitby, Jean Williams of Artie and Jackie and Aline Williams of Artie; brothers, Dylan Chair,...
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Louise M. McGraw

March 26, 1924 - May 15, 2017

Louise McGraw, 93, of Beaver WV passed away peacefully on May 15, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House with her family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Loma and Missouri Gwinn.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years Roy B. McGraw. She was also preceded in death by great granddaughter, Madison Furrow; great grandson, Mason Furrow, Sister; Frances...
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Violet R. Clay

February 22, 1918 - May 14, 2017

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

December 24, 1937 - May 10, 2017

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

February 24, 1929 - May 10, 2017

Macel Ellen Elmore Sparks, 88 of Beckley went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2017. She passed away at home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Born February 24, 1929 in Cocoa, WV to the late Silas and Gustava Elmore. She was a long time member of the Open Bible Baptist Church. She dedicated her life to serving the Lord and her family. She loved her husband, Fred Edward Sparks. They...
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Thomas Edward Hughes

February 21, 1953 - May 10, 2017

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

July 13, 1986 - May 8, 2017

Joshua Alan Tuck 30 of Daniels passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017. Born July 13, 1986 he is the son of Franklin Jr. and Leonora Cruz Tuck. Joshua attended Shady Spring First Baptist Church. He was a member of the Whitewater Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Josh worked as an Administrator of CAMC General Hospital where he also volunteered on his lunch breaks giving brown...
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Willard Lee Huddleston

July 16, 1947 - May 8, 2017

Willard Lee Huddleston of Mt. Hope, WV went to be with the Lord on May 8, 2017. Lee was born on July 16, 1947 in Beckley, WV. He worked at Maple Meadow Mining, Fairdale, WV just shy of 20 years. Lee enjoyed woodworking, classic car shows and spending time with his grandchildren. Lee was preceded in death by his parents Ira Bertram and Carnie Marie Brock Huddleston; one son, Gary Lee Huddleston....
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Dewayne Lynn Vass

August 11, 1953 - May 3, 2017

Dewayne Lynn Vass 63 of Princeton passed away Wednesday May 3, 2017. Born August 11, 1953, he was the son of Frances Farruggia Vass and the late, Carl E. Vass. In addition to his father, Dewayne is preceded in death by his brother, William Joseph Vass. Dewayne attended the Princeton Church of God. He was the owner of Healthcare Therapy and Medical Massage in Princeton and Beckley, WV. He...
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Joan Treadway

August 24, 1935 - May 3, 2017

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

August 13, 1950 - May 1, 2017

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

December 14, 1921 - May 1, 2017

Orville Jackson Canaday born December 14, 1921 in Surveyor, WV, passed away on May 1, 2017. He was the son of the late E.K. and Sarah Jane Canaday. In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth and Earl, and sister, Lockie. Jack served in the U.S. Army in WWII as a Corporal and medic in the battle of the Bulge. He returned home after service and married Ruby ...
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Russell Lee Pegram

February 4, 1929 - April 29, 2017

Russell Lee “Pete” Pegram, 88, of Lester, Left this world on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Born February 4, 1929 in Winding Gulf, WV, he was the Son of the late Roscoe and Amanda Pegram. He enlisted in the Army and served in the Korean War from 1951 – 1952. Russell was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge in Sophia, attended the Stotesbury Community Church and served as a youth...
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Buford Ray Hartsog

April 14, 1916 - April 24, 2017

Buford Ray Hartsog, 101 of MacArthur, Left this world on Thursday, April 24, 2017. Born April 14, 1916 in Clifton, North Carolina, he was the Son of the late Edward and Bessie Hartsog. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp four days after Pearl Harbor serving as an instructor at Enid Army Flying Field in Enid, OK until the end of the War. Buford’s crew Maintained B-52 Bombers fighting...
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Nira Joyce Moye

October 22, 1933 - April 20, 2017

Nira Joyce Moye, 83, of Sophia passed away on April 20, 2017. Born October 22, 1933, in Sophia, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Josie Mae Coleman Robertson. She was a member of Sophia Freewill Baptist Church and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Nira was a devoted wife and mother. Prior to becoming a full time wife and mother she worked at Slab Fork Coal Company Store. In addition to her...
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Karl John Klaus

August 22, 1926 - April 20, 2017

Karl John “Jack” Klaus Jr, 90, of Beaver went to be with the Lord Thursday April 20, 2017Jack was born in Beckley, WV on August 22, 1926. He was the son of the late Karl and Lucille Ullrich Klaus. He is survived by his wife of 41 years Mary Freeman Della Mea Klaus.He attended St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church. Preceded in death by Katherine Kennedy “Kitty” Klaus, the...
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Helen K. Gardner

December 24, 1922 - April 19, 2017

Helen K. Gardner, 94, of Beckley, WV, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2017. She was thedaughter of the late Kyle G. and Dixie Bragg Cook of Mabscott, WV. Helen was a member ofCrab Orchard Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Harlis M.Gardner, three sisters, Joy May and Lois Cook, Margaret Cales, brother-in-law Norman Woodsand two great grandchildren.Helen was...
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Freida Upton

March 2, 1926 - April 18, 2017

Freida Charlotte Bowling Upton 91 of Shady Spring passed away on Tuesday April 18, 2017 following a long illness. Born March 2, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Violet Mooney Bowling.Freida enjoyed gardening, cooking, going out to eat and being with her family and friends.In addition to her parents, Freida is preceded in death by her husband, James Jennings Upton; daughter,...
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Susan McDonald Mitchell

June 30, 1932 - April 17, 2017

Susan McDonald Mitchell, 84 of Beckley, WV passed away peacefully on April 17, 2017 with her family by her side.She was a homemaker and enjoyed hobbies such as sewing, knitting, traveling but most of all spending time with her family and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Elizabeth Cree and numerous brothers and sisters.Left behind to cherish her memory is her loving and...
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Edward L. Bosley

June 11, 1945 - April 16, 2017

Edward L. Bosley 71 of Beckley, WV passed away from a sudden illness on Sunday April 16, 2017. Born June 11, 1945, he was the son of Willis Edward Bosley and the late Alma Lee McDaniel. Edward attended St. Francis Catholic Church. He proudly served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. Edward retired from Verizon Telephone Company after 37 years of service. He was a Master Mason from...
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Virginia E. Duncan

May 20, 1929 - April 15, 2017

Virginia Ewing Duncan, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away April 15, 2017. Virginia, the daughter of Earl and Bertha Ewing, was born May 20, 1929. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Q. Duncan; parents, Earl and Bertha Ewing; and siblings, Alfreda, Teddy, and Eddy Ewing, as well as step-granddaughter, Cassandra Harrison and daughter-in-law,...
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Bettie Jean Freeman

September 22, 1923 - April 14, 2017

Bettie Jean (Auvil) Freeman of Beaver, WV went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2017. She attended First Baptist Church, Beaver. Bettie was born on September 22, 1923 in Blue Jay, WV. Bettie retired from Bellaire Ohio Hospital dietary. She loved making crochet blankets for family and friends. Bettie enjoyed spending time with her beloved poodle Ebony. Bettie was preceded in death by her parents...
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Mary Louiris Stewart

August 21, 1930 - April 13, 2017

Mary Louiris Stewart, 86, of Jacksonville, FL, received her angel wings on April 13, 2017. Born August 21, 1930, in Coal City, WV, and was the daughter of the late Clyde and Hallie Meador. Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Stewart, and son, Harry Timothy Stewart. She retired from the Raleigh County board of education before moving to Jacksonville. She is survived by her...
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Shirley Darlene Snuffer

June 9, 1939 - April 13, 2017

Shirley Darlene Snuffer, 77, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 13, 2017, following a long illness. Born May 9, 1939 in Odd, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Lorena Wallace. She was a graduate of Stoco High School class of 1957. Shirley was a member of Skelton Freewill Baptist Church for 35 years where she served as Church Treasurer,...
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Katie Florence Gill

November 25, 1936 - April 13, 2017

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

January 16, 1938 - April 11, 2017

Patsy R. Keith of Mt. Hope, WV went to be with the Lord on April 11, 2017. She was at home surrounded by her loving family. She was a member of Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church. Patsy was born on January 16, 1938 in Slab fork, WV. Patsy was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and lovingly caring for her family. Patsy was preceded in death by her parents Clifford H. Tipton and...
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Katherine Thomas

April 5, 1929 - April 11, 2017

Katherine Thomas, 89, of Glen Morgan, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Born April 5, 1928 in Fireco, WV to the late Earl and Merethy Smith. She worked as a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Thomas; son, Raymond E. Thomas; son-in-law, Lloyd T. Melton. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Wesley...
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Billy Ray Short

December 29, 1929 - April 10, 2017

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12:7 Billy R. Short, Sr., 87, Beckley, passed from this life on Monday, April 10, 2017. Born December 29, 1929 to the late Frank and Mary Warden Shortt, he was the oldest of seven children. Billy was preceded in death by his loving wife Clarice in 2013, and children, Drema Bowman and...
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Daisie Marie Redden

April 14, 1952 - April 4, 2017

Daisie Marie Redden, 64 of Piney View, passed away on April 4, 2017 with her family by her side.Born April 14, 1952 in Beckley, West Virginia to Arlie Sr. and Magaline Goins. She was a long time member of Terry Christian Church and also attended services at Stanford New Beginnings. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend with a loving personality who enjoyed cooking, reading, and...
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Patricia Ann Swift

October 3, 1940 - April 3, 2017

Patricia Ann Vaught Swift, 76, of Hickory, NC, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017. Born October 3, 1940 in Midway, WV, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Mary Pittman Vaught. Patricia enjoyed spending time with her three grandchildren. She retired from Raleigh County Federal Credit Union where she worked as a teller/loan officer. She also work for many years at the family business Pee...
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Conard Crockett Richardson

May 11, 1919 - April 1, 2017

Conard Crockett Richardson, 97, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017. Born May 11, 1919 in Bryson, West Virginia. He was the son of the late Druary Richardson and Nancy Brooks Richardson. Conard served in the U.S. Army during WWII where he was stationed in Morocco, North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Mr. Richardson retired from Long-Airdox Company at Oak Hill, WV after 35 years...
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Charles Lowman

November 13, 1947 - March 29, 2017

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

February 5, 1953 - March 27, 2017

Jack Raymond Walker, 64, of MacArthur, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017. Born February 5, 1953 in Beckley, WV, he was the son of the late Raymond Walker and Frankie Founds Walker. Jack retired from the Union Labor Local 453 with 43 years of service. He will especially be remembered for his kind heart and smiling face. In addition to his parents, those preceding him in death is his son,...
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Geraldine Pearl Daniel

June 1, 1924 - March 27, 2017

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

October 5, 1944 - March 27, 2017

David Berman Mills, 72, of Sophia, passed away on Monday March 27, 2017. Born October 5, 1944, he was the son of the late Clayton and Mozetta Richardson Mills. David attended the Sophia 1st Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and trading. In addition to his parents, David is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Mills; brothers, Jack K. Mills, James Ray Mills; sister, Margaret Ann...
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Thelma Price

May 17, 1930 - March 26, 2017

Thelma “Juanita” Pigg Price, 86, of Crab Orchard, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born May 17, 1930 in Princewick, West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Elihu Pigg and Jenny Lin East Pigg. Mrs. Price was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Crab Orchard. She loved visiting with her neighbor who was...
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Mary Ida England

April 17, 1921 - March 26, 2017

Mary Ida England, 95, of Mullens, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017. She was the daughter of the late William and Eliza Barnes. Born April 17 1921 in Sevierville, TN. Ida was a homemaker and a member of Charity Baptist Church. She served 50+ years in Eastern Star. Those preceding her in death is her husband, Oscar England; mother, Eliza Clay; step-father, William Clay; father, William...
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Beulah Edra Ferguson

June 14, 1917 - March 25, 2017

Beulah Edra Ferguson, 99, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Born June 14, 1917 in Beckey, WV to the late William Ben Woods and Leona Godbey Woods. Beulah was a homemaker and formerly attended Calloway Heights Baptist Church. She enjoyed shopping, gardening, ordering from catalogs and loved her dog, Mimi. In addition...
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Estella Frances Dinkler

October 26, 1920 - March 24, 2017

Estella “Frances” Dinkler 96 of 115 Crescent Road in Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 24, 2017. Born October 26, 1920 at Poca, WV, she was the daughter of the late Robert Santrock and Mary Estella Milam Santrock Haynes. Mrs. Dinkler was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church for 66 years where she served as Sunday School Teacher, church hostess, and prayer...
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Norman Elswick

November 22, 1941 - March 23, 2017

Norman Douglas Elswick, 75, of Mt. Hope, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017. He was the son of the late Melvin Elswick and Nora Lee Wagner Elswick. He was born November 22, 1941 in Garten, WV and of the Catholic faith. Norman served in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1960 and the U.S. Army from 1961-1970. Mr. Elswick received National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Service Medals, Army...
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Herbert W. Jolly

December 30, 1928 - March 19, 2017

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

November 12, 1935 - March 19, 2017

Nova Lucille “Lucy” Loudin, 81, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 19, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Elkins and Nova Harris Elkins. Born November 12, 1935 in Beckley, West Virginia, Lucy was a longtime member of Mabscott Baptist Church. She was a wonderful sister and aunt and also had a bubbly personality. She enjoyed traveling and spending...
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Mabel Lee Fix Bolen

December 12, 1922 - March 16, 2017

Mabel Lee Fix Bolen, 94, of Prosperity WV passed away on March 16, 2017. BornDec. 12, 1922, she was the daughter of John Henry and Mabel Mae McKinney Fix anda loving sister to four siblings. Known for her keen memory, she served unofficiallyas oral historian of generations of the McKinney, Fix and Bolen families, collectingand preserving pictures, stories and documents. She enjoyed life to the...
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Mae Angelene Sheppard

May 23, 1921 - March 13, 2017

Mae Angelene Sheppard, 95, of Daniels, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017. She was born May 23, 1921 in Beards Fork, West Virginia to the late Raleigh Lee Evans and Eunice Marie Futterer Evans Dean. Mae was of the Christian faith. Having a talent for sewing and drawing, she often shared her many creations with friends and relatives, as well as encouraging them to embrace her enthusiasm for...
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Georgia Marie Blackburn

March 3, 1926 - March 12, 2017

Georgia Marie James Blackburn, born on March 3, 1926, in McCombs, Pike County, Kentucky, to the late Clarence and Rebecca Spears James, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2017, at her home in Beckley, WV. She had one brother, Fred James, who preceded her in death in 2010. Georgia graduated from Pikeville High School in 1945 and attended Pikeville College. She married Glen Blackburn in 1948...
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Mary Gonzalez

November 19, 1922 - March 10, 2017

Mary Gruno Gonzalez, 94 formally of Beckley, WV passed away on March 10, 2017 at Green Acres Manor in New Jersey where she resided for five years. Mary was preceded in death by her parents Alexander and Anna Gruno, her loving husband of 37 years Luciano Gonzalez, brothers; George Gruno, Sam Gruno, John Gruno, and Mike Gruno, and one sister Helen Loma.Mrs. Gonzalez enjoyed hobbies such as baking,...
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Zae'lynn Nicole Savina

March 2, 2017 - March 10, 2017

Zae’Lynn Nicole Savina, 8 days old, passed away March, 10, 2017. She was born March 2, 2017 to Crystal Thompson and Timothy Savina. The passing of our angel is Heavens gain and our loss. Zae’Lynn came into this world too soon and was also taken too soon. Zae’Lynn is being greeted in Heaven by her sister, Andre’a Thompson and brother, Michael Thompson. Those left to...
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Elmer Lee Skeens

January 22, 1929 - March 10, 2017

Elmer Lee Skeens, 88, of Daniels, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017. Born January 22, 1929 in Killarney, WV to the late Ira Skeens and Lula Cheatwood Skeens. Mr. Skeens served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Eagles Club in Bluefield, VA. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Bill Skeens; sister-in-law, Betty Skeens. Those left to cherish his memory...
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Mary Gonzalez

November 19, 1922 - March 10, 2017

Mary Gruno Gonzalez, 94 formally of Beckley, WV passed away on March 10, 2017 at Green Acres Manor in New Jersey where she resided for five years. Mary was preceded in death by her parents Alexander and Anna Gruno, her loving husband of 37 years Luciano Gonzalez, brothers; George Gruno, Sam Gruno, John Gruno, and Mike Gruno, and one sister Helen Loma.Mrs. Gonzalez enjoyed hobbies such as baking,...
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Jeanne Gail Clark

March 22, 1957 - March 8, 2017

Jeanne Gail Clark, 59 of Mt. Hope, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 after a battle with cancer. She is the daughter of Mrs. Doris Marcus and the late Bill Marcus.Born March 22, 1957 in Beckley West Virginia. She was a long time, dedicated employee of Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital. Jeanne attended Maple Valley Baptist Church. She enjoyed visiting national parks, traveling, concerts...
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Billy Gene Dickens

June 22, 1936 - March 8, 2017

Billy Gene Dickens, 80, of Naoma, West Virginia went to be with the Lord March 8th, 2017. He was born June 22nd, 1936 to the late Dessie Jane Cooper and Pete Dickens. He was a long time faithful member and dedicated deacon of Naoma Freewill Baptist Church. He was a dependable and hard worker in the coal mines for 33 years. He enjoyed hunting, spending time with family, worshipping the Lord and...
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Gloria Dean Brewer Estep

August 28, 1940 - March 8, 2017

Gloria Dean Brewer Estep of Mullens, formally of Sophia passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House. Born August 28, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Walters and Vestal Farley Walters Bowles. In addition to her parents, Gloria is preceded in death by her husbands, Luther Cleveland Brewer and Ralph C. Estep, Jr.; daughter, Rita Jo Brewer; sisters, Kathleen Eller,...
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Jack Delano WEBB

November 2, 1933 - March 7, 2017

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

June 9, 1935 - March 6, 2017

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

January 25, 1953 - March 4, 2017

“Well done good and faithful servant.” David Alan Wills, 64, entered into eternity on March 4, 2017 after a sudden illness. Dave was born January 25, 1954 in Beckley, WV to Cecil and Elaine Wills. Dave grew up in Grandview , WV where it truly took a village to raise a child. He loved telling stories about his experiences in the one room school and his escapades with the neighborhood...
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Sue Ann Acord

January 11, 1978 - March 4, 2017

Sue Ann Acord, 39, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, after a long battle with breast cancer. Born January 11, 1978 in Beckley, West Virginia to the late Fred Rogers and Velva Ball Rogers. Sue was a buyer for Tamarack for the past 14 years. She was a very creative and talented person. She was a metal smith, enjoyed quilting and making jewelry. Sue also was an avid video gamer and...
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Elizabeth Marie Garretson

October 23, 1941 - March 2, 2017

Elizabeth “Liz” Marie Garretson, 75, a breast cancer survivor of Woodbridge VA passed away peacefully on March 2, 2017 after a brief illness. Liz was the daughter of the late Joseph & Julia Bartock. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Paul “Belvie” Garretson, her only son William “Billy” Garretson, his longtime girlfriend Lisa Ray, all of...
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Joann Redden Parkulo

March 11, 1943 - March 2, 2017

Joann Elizabeth Parkulo, 73, of Leland, North Carolina, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 following a short illness. Born March 11, 1943 in Beckley, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Thorton “Buster” Redden and Katie Martin Redden. Mrs. Parkulo was a member of Bradley Church of God. She enjoyed gardening, reading her Bible, witnessing to people, being with her...
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Thomas Wade Malcom

October 25, 1962 - February 26, 2017

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

February 9, 1929 - February 26, 2017

Marion A. Meadows, 88, of Matthews, NC, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 following a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Paris Hatcher and Alda Bolen Hatcher. Born February 9, 1929 in Rhodell, WV. She was a member of Oak Grove Christian Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, being outdoors and working with her hands. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her...
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James Austin

March 9, 1944 - February 26, 2017

James Lee Austin, 72, of Mead, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017. He was the son of the late George Austin and Jeanette Vandall Austin. Born March 9, 1944 in Josephine, WV. James was a member of Rhodell Church of God. He was a member of the UMWA. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, William (Bill), Thomas, Robert and Edward Vest. Those left to cherish...
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Michael Duane Price

August 31, 1954 - February 25, 2017

Michael (Mike) D. Price, 62, of Deepwater, WV passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017. Mike served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an employee of WVA Manufacturing, formerly Elkem Metals for 40 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and an active member serving as the Outings Chair and on the Executive Committee of the WV Sierra Club. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Marlene Price;...
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Bertha Evelyn Coley

February 5, 1920 - February 25, 2017

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

February 14, 1932 - February 24, 2017

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

October 23, 1934 - February 24, 2017

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

September 23, 1936 - February 24, 2017

William “Bill” Samuel Rutledge, 80, of Beckley, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 following a long illness. He was the son of the late Okey Rutledge and Irene Sawyers Rutledge.Born September 23, 1936 in Backus Mountain, West Virginia. Bill was a member of Mt. Hope Christian Church and the Beckley Moose Lodge. He was an avid bowler, enjoyed going to car shows, showing antique cars,...
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Tommy Griffith

July 11, 1955 - February 23, 2017

Tommy Gail Griffith, 61, of Surveyor, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2016 following a short illness. Born July 11, 1955 in Beckley, West Virginia. He was the son of the late Henderson Griffith and Hattie Goff Griffith. Tommy enjoyed riding four wheelers, playing cards and watching his favorite tv shows. Those left to cherish his memory include his brothers, Ray Griffith of Lester,...
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Ann Irene Holliday

December 12, 1939 - February 22, 2017

Ann Irene Holliday, 77, of Beckley, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Raleigh General Hospital CCU following a short illness. Born December 12, 1939 in Beckley. She was the daughter of the late John and Sophia Banco. Ms. Holliday was a homemaker, who was loved by everyone she met and never met a stranger. She loved to socialize, cook and meet people of all ages. In...
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Robert Brown

May 13, 1929 - February 20, 2017

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Alfred Bernard Price

July 29, 1924 - February 19, 2017

Alfred Bernard Price, 92, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017. He was the son of the late George Lon Price and Mary Bess Williams Price. Born July 29, 1924 in Itmann, West Virginia. Mr. Price was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Bob Price, Francis Price, Audrey Price, Oscar Price, Bill Price and Earl...
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Maggie Lorraine Kratz

August 8, 1971 - February 17, 2017

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

August 14, 1942 - February 17, 2017

Josephine Pigg, 74, of Oak Hill, passed peacefully to be with Jesus on Friday, February 17, 2017. Josephine was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Kozam Ortiz. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bobby Pigg Sr.; daughters, Tammy Higginbotham and Josephine Savino; son, Bobby Pigg Jr.; sisters, Mary Jane Wallace, Clara Blout and Helen Galbreath; brothers, Franklin Ortiz, Robert Ortiz...
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Sarah R. Strickland

November 16, 1921 - February 15, 2017

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Kasey Anne Vance

August 31, 1998 - February 14, 2017

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Kenneth Lee Wilson

February 18, 1957 - February 10, 2017

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Charles Campagna

May 7, 1933 - February 9, 2017

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Charles Campagna

May 7, 1933 - February 9, 2017

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Charles Campagna

May 7, 1933 - February 9, 2017

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Lendo Columbus Polk

July 16, 1929 - February 9, 2017

Rev. Lendo Columbus Polk, 87, of Midway, went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, February 9, 2017. He was the son of the late Creed and Lavie Polk. He was the last surviving member of his family. Lendo was born July 16, 1929 in Egeria, WV. He was married to Virginia Price Polk on April 15, 1950. He was of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith. He loved reading his bible, visiting people in nursing...
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Willie H. Bishop

May 24, 1929 - February 8, 2017

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Marvis Doretta Jarrell

February 21, 1938 - February 7, 2017

Doretta Smith Jarrell, 78, of Prosperity (formerly of Ameagle, WV), passed away on February 7, 2017 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. Born on February 21, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Ethel Violet Stover Smith. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Ronald Eugene Jarrell; sister, Elsie Richards; brother, Frank Stover...
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Lloyd Allen Spencer

November 5, 1930 - February 3, 2017

Lloyd Allen Spencer, 86, of Mt Hope, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017. He was the son of the late Charles Robert Spencer and Lena Jennings Spencer. Born November 5, 1930, in Cunard, WV, Lloyd was a 1949 graduate of Woodrow Willson High School, where he lettered in football and wrestling. He also attended Beckley College where he received an Associate of Arts Degree. Lloyd served in the US...
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Nancy Alice Martin

May 2, 1952 - January 31, 2017

Nancy Alice Martin, 64, of Lenoir City, TN, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 following a short illness. She was the daughter of the late Sherman Maynor and Audrey Treadway Maynor. Born May 2, 1952 in Mt. Hope, WV. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Fountain City, TN. Nancy enjoyed flower gardening, traveling and being with her family especially her grandchildren. Those left to...
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Oscar Carl Wright

February 5, 1937 - January 29, 2017

Oscar Carl Wright, 79, of Colcord, WV, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017. He was the son of the late Okey Wright and Alma Carr Wright. Born February 5, 1937 in Blue Pennant, WV. Oscar served 20 years in the U.S. Airforce. He enjoyed fishing, bird watching and spending time with his dog, Lady. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Shea; brothers, Jimmy Wright...
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Jarell Boling Ashby

June 2, 1933 - January 28, 2017

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Lois Alverta Evans

August 9, 1932 - January 27, 2017

Lois Alverta Evans, 84, of Mount Hope, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017, after a long illness. She was born August 9, 1932 in Rocky Gap, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Millard and Nora Ward. She was a charter member of Little Valley Baptist Church at South Sand Branch. She was a homemaker and thoroughly enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and loved...
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Ivan Acord

November 15, 1928 - January 27, 2017

Ivan AcordIvan Acord 88, of Hotchkiss passed away on Friday January 27, 2017 after a long battle with many health issues. Born November 15, 1928, at Hotchkiss he was the son of the late Clarance and Etter Tedder Acord. Ivan was a retired coal miner with 32 years of service, he last worked for the Slab Fork Coal Company at Slab Fork. He was a born again Christian, and a faithful and dedicated...
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Curtis William Monk

June 29, 1936 - January 27, 2017

Rev. Curtis W. Monk, 80, of Shady Spring, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017. He was the son of the late Henry and Bessie Monk. Mr. Monk was born on June 29, 1936. He was a long standing member of the Freewill Baptist Church and served his Lord and Church as Pastor and Evangelist. He preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ for many years but his life was his greatest sermon...
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Linda Carol Bair

November 17, 1946 - January 26, 2017

Linda Carol Stover Bair of Hico passed away on Thursday January 26, 2017. Born November 17, 1946, she was the daughter of the late, Glenva and Eva Calloway Stover. Linda was a member of the Sunday Road Baptist Church. She enjoyed her animals, cross stitching, baking, riding horses and being with her family. Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 53 years, David Edward...
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Alex Eugene Cole

May 14, 1934 - January 26, 2017

Alex Eugene Cole, 82, of Beckley, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 following a short illness. He was the son of the late William Cole and Leona Jenkins Cole. Born May 14, 1934 in Eccles, West Virginia. Mr. Cole served in the US Army. Alex was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of VFW and Teamstars Union. He enjoyed dancing, fishing, singing, boxing, hunting, playing guitar and...
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Charles Linville

September 16, 1928 - January 25, 2017

Charles “Chris” Linville, 88, currently of Beckley, formerly of Rock Creek passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. He was the son of the late Freland Linville and Amanda Wiley Linville. Born September 16, 1928 in Horse Creek, West Virginia. Chris was known as a very hard working man. He was a lifelong member of Rebecca Chapel Church where he served as Sunday School...
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Joseph Skaggs

July 17, 1960 - January 24, 2017

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Harley Leevern Blevins

May 6, 1947 - January 24, 2017

Harley L. Blevins Harley L. Blevins, 69, of Princewick, went to be with the Lord after a long illness on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. He was the son of the late Selby Blevins and Grace Trivett Blevins. Born May 6, 1947 in Rhodell, West Virginia. Harley was a disabled factory worker and an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by...
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Barbara Helen Davenport

January 12, 1929 - January 21, 2017

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