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

Everett Carlton Sullivan

March 27, 1931 - January 25, 2018

SULLIVAN---Mr. Everett Carlton Sullivan, age 86 of Fleming Island, FL passed away January 25, 2018. He was born March 27, 1931 in Petersburg, VA, the last surviving of 5 children born to Rudolph Sullivan and Olga Davis Sullivan. Everett was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and he retired from Anhaueser-Busch Corp. He leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years, Betty Sullivan; nieces Teri, Kathi, Robyn,...
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Amarinder Pal Singh Chhabra

September 19, 1964 - January 25, 2018

Dr. Amarinder Pal Singh Chhabra, 53 years of age, passed away suddenly with an acute illness. Dr. Chhabra was a loving husband and father who lived to serve others. He worked until his last breath.He is survived by his wife, Jaswinder Chhabra; his sons, Jaineet Singh Chhabra and Steven Singh Chhabra; his sister, Parminder Kaur Bajaj (Dr. Ravindar Bajaj); brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and...
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Lonnie Daniel Ryan Woody

September 9, 1996 - January 23, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Lonnie Daniel Ryan Woody, known as Daniel, announces his passing after a brief illness, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in Lexington, NC. Daniel was born on September 9, 1996 in High Point, NC. Daniel will be lovingly remembered by his Grandparents, Harold Dale Woody and Barbara White Woody, his father and step mom Lonnie and Angie Woody and, his uncle...
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Albert Randolph Meadows

February 4, 1949 - January 21, 2018

Albert Randolph "Ranny" Meadows, 68 years of age, passed away on Sunday January 21, 2018 at his home. Born on February 4, 1949 in Beckley, he was the son of Mary Cochrane Williams and the late Treva W. Meadows."Ranny" was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and served in the United States Navy. He retired from the Coal Mining industry having worked at the Maple Meadow Mine from 1970-1982. ...
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Joselene Erdine Vandall Holliday

November 15, 1937 - January 20, 2018

Joselene Erdine Vandall - Holliday, 80, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, in Beckley, WV.Born on November 15, 1937, on Backus Mountain, WV, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Mildred Vandall.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two children and a brother, Samuel Vandall and wife Cricket.Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Greg (Becky)...
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William Charles Hodges

November 11, 1944 - January 17, 2018

William "Bill" Charles Hodges, 73, of Lester, WV, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Charleston Area Medical Center. Born on November 11, 1944 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late William and Beulah Lusk Hodges.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Hodges; sisters, Faye Adams and Ruth Cole, both of Brier Creek, WV.He is survived by his son,...
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Robert Shields Jones

September 25, 1934 - January 17, 2018

Robert Shields Jones, 83, of Shady Spring, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.Born on September 25 1934 in Beckley, he was the son of the late Opie and Ethel Jones.Mr. Jones was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shady Spring. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of Fraternal Order of Police.In addition to his parents...
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Nella Mae Maciejewski

February 11, 1940 - January 16, 2018


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James Franklin Worrell

March 1, 1935 - January 16, 2018

James Franklin Worrell, 82, of Beckley, WV joined his wife, Julia K. Worrell in Heaven on her first heavenly birthday, January 16. Born in Beckley, WV, to the late Jessie Clyde Worrell and Rena Peters Worrell. James was the last surviving member of his immediate family. James was a member of the Glen Morgan Missionary Baptist Church. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters,...
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Dorothy Pegram

August 21, 1933 - January 14, 2018

Dorothy Marie (McVey) Pegram, 84, of Lester, passed away peacefully Sunday. January 14, 2018 at Bowers Hospice House after a long battle with cancer. Dorothy was born August 21, 1933 to the late H.H. and Mary L. McVey. On January 17, 1954, she married her husband Russell L. Pegram, who preceded her in death in April 2017. She was also preceded in death by two brothers Denna and Shelby McVey. ...
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Linda Kathleen Lilly

August 1, 1952 - January 14, 2018

Linda Kathleen Lilly, 65, of Mt. Hope, WV passed away Sunday January 14, 2018. She was born August 1, 1952 to the late Charles Edward Prince and Maxine Gilkerson Merrix. Linda enjoyed spending time with her family. Because of her love for cooking and baking, she always hosted family gatherings. If she was not with family, she was socializing with friends and chatting with cyber friends, with...
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Alice Joyce Evans

October 10, 1939 - January 14, 2018

Alice Joyce Fagan Evans passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Bowers Hospice House of Beckley following a short illness. She was born in Bellwood, WV (near Rainelle) and later moved to Affinity, Midway, then Beckley.Ms. Evans was the daughter of the late parents Lillian Elizabeth Grimmett Fagan Davis and Frank Morris Fagan, and the stepdaughter of Warden Dee Davis.She is...
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Alice Joyce Evans

October 10, 1939 - January 14, 2018

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

November 15, 1947 - January 12, 2018

Rose Mary Boyd, 70 years of age, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at her residence. Born on November 15, 1947 in Lodi, OH, she was the daughter of the late Donald Whitmore and Pauline Semai Whitmore. She is survived by her children, William Dale Boyd, Angela Melissa Hall, and Tracy Dawn Blevins; grandson, Tyler Hall; brother William (Janet) Whitmore; and sister Rita Bennett.At the...
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Roger Lee Davis

July 27, 1954 - January 11, 2018

Roger Davis of Maple Fork passed away peacefully at home on January 11, 2018. He was born on July 27, 1954 in Beckley, WV. He was the son of the late Harry and Evelyn Jean Davis. Roger was a welder and worked in the coal mines many years as well as worked at the Brake Supply Co. He loved to garden and enjoyed sharing with family and friends. He enjoyed hunting and being with family. Survivors...
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Wilma Stewart

December 22, 1931 - January 11, 2018

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

February 27, 1937 - January 11, 2018

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

November 24, 1922 - January 11, 2018

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

May 8, 1944 - January 10, 2018

Roger A. Keaton, 73, of Daniels passed away suddenly, January 10, 2018, at his winter home in Titusville, Florida. He was born May 8, 1944, at Hotchiss, WV. He was the son of the late Henry Keaton and Eunice Cragett.Roger graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1962; WV State College in 1981 with a Regents Degree; and Marshall University in 1985 with a Masters Degree in Science. Roger began...
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Dorothy I. Brown

July 7, 1936 - January 10, 2018

Dorothy Ilene Brown, 81, of Beckley, WV, passed away on January 10, 2018. The funeral service will be held at Blue Ridge Funeral Home on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12 noon. Reverend Gary Williams will be officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Dorothy was born in Sweeneysburg on July 7, 1936 and she graduated from Woodrow Wilson and continued at The College of West...
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Edward Wayne Rucker

April 8, 1958 - January 10, 2018

Edward Wayne Rucker, died on January 10, 2018. Graveside rites will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Blue Ridge Funeral Home is serving the family.
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Glennis Marie Smith

October 27, 1959 - January 9, 2018


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Orpha Collins

September 27, 1937 - January 9, 2018

Orpha F. Collins, (nee Williams), 80, of Lorain, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Mercy New Life Hospice.She was born September27th, 1937 in Robson, WV to the late Alva and Maudie Williams. Orpha enjoyed traveling, playing bingo and taking trips to the casinos. But most of all, she cherished spending time with her family and grandchildren.She is survived by daughters, Donna Collins,...
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Kristina Renee Strahl

November 7, 1978 - January 8, 2018

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

January 15, 1925 - January 7, 2018

David A. Thompson, 92 of Coal City went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at his home with his daughter Jackie Moran and son Ronnie Thompson at his side.David was born on January 15, 1925 to the late Tommy Thompson and Florence Thompson. He served his country during the entire World War II and served in the US Navy on the Blue Ridge Command Ship 7th Fleet. He served from 1941 until...
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Jo Ann Williams

October 15, 1935 - January 7, 2018

Jo Ann Williams, 82 years of age, of Summersville, WV went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 7, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Mangus and Reba Hodge. Preceded in death by her husband, Bill Williams; brothers, Charles and Edwin Hodge; and son, Craig Williams.She is survived by daughter, Tamie and her husband, Mike Grose of Summersville; daughter-in-law, Jena Williams of FL; two...
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Bobbi Sue Ruth

March 21, 1997 - January 4, 2018

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

November 15, 1936 - January 4, 2018

Janet Louise Cunningham, age 81, of Beaver, West Virginia Passed Away on Thursday January 4, 2018. Janet was born November 15, 1936 in Beckley, West Virginia to Mary Kathleen Fritz and John Kellis Meadows.In lieu of flowers, contributions in Janet's memory may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia or to a charity of your choice.
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Jimmie Allen Milam

July 15, 1951 - January 4, 2018

Jimmie Allen Milam Sr., 66, of Rhodell, WV, passed away on January 4, 2018. Born July 15, 1951 in Pemberton, WV, he was the son of the late George Allen Milam and Betty Jo Thompson Milam. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Robin Wood Milam. Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Jimmie Allen Milam Jr. and Chris Milam; brother, Thomas “Bouncer...
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John R. Pack

April 13, 1943 - January 2, 2018

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

April 9, 1926 - January 2, 2018

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

October 5, 1922 - January 2, 2018

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

March 15, 1959 - January 1, 2018

Walter Benjamin Ballard, 58, of Beckley, WV, passed away on January 1, 2018. Born March 15, 1959 in Grandview, WV, he was the son of the late Kermit and Alice Arthur Ballard.Mr. Ballard was a mechanic and loved to tinker with cars. He was employed by Glens Towing as a tow truck driver. ...
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Syble Mae Coleman

September 14, 1943 - January 1, 2018

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

October 20, 1950 - January 1, 2018

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

February 10, 1943 - January 1, 2018

James Ray Meadows, 74, of Beckley, WV, went to be with the Lord on January 1, 2018. Born February 10, 1943 in Skelton, WV, he was the son of the late Henry J. and Via Vera Toney Meadows. Mr. Meadows was a long time member of Pemberton Missionary Baptist Church. He was a proud and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. James enjoyed riding motorcycles and woodworking. In...
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Vera Marie Vines

April 4, 1923 - December 31, 2017

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

September 19, 1920 - December 30, 2017

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

May 17, 1949 - December 30, 2017

Drema Ann Taylor, 68 years of age, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2017 at her home. Born on May 17, 1949 in Prosperity, WV, she was the daughter of the late Luther Gray and Mary Retha Pack Gray.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Joyce Trent, Gladys Hall and Shirley Ryals; and her brother, Henry Gray. She is survived by her daughter, Olivia “Libby...
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John Raymond Foster

June 11, 1927 - December 28, 2017

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

December 21, 1935 - December 28, 2017

After a lifetime of service to her Lord and Savior, Phyllis Ann Gibson Eastridge Milam of Beckley finished her race and was called to her heavenly home on December 28, 2017. Born on December 21, 1935 in Hot Coal, West Virginia, Phyllis was the daughter of the late Terry Easley Gibson and Minneola Jones Gibson. A loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother,...
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Robert Johnson Bryson

August 22, 1955 - December 28, 2017

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

March 15, 1954 - December 28, 2017

Roxie Ann James, 63 years of age, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at her home. Born on March 15, 1954 in Beckley, WV, she was the daughter of the late Alex Joe Fernandez and Margie Adeline Jarrett Fernandez.Mrs. James is survived by her husband of 46 years, John Paul James; daughter, Rebecca Diane Saul and husband, Robert; her son, Richard Joseph James and wife, Catherine;...
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Pauline M. Morris

December 18, 1934 - December 28, 2017

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

February 17, 1951 - December 28, 2017

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

November 17, 1952 - December 28, 2017

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

October 1, 1932 - December 28, 2017

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

June 9, 1942 - December 28, 2017

SSGT. Willard Thomas Kerr (Tom) age 75, of Beckley, passed away at his home on December 28, 2017 following a long illness.Tom is retired from the Beckley Post Office working the night shift as a mail handler and 20 years US army in the combat engineers. Tom fought for our country courageously in Vietnam from 1967-1968 attaining the rank upon retirement of Staff Sergeant.He is survived by his...
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Rodney Owen REDDEN

March 24, 1959 - December 26, 2017

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

November 1, 1961 - December 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens (WV), Beckley, WV.
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John W.B. Harvey

December 8, 1926 - December 25, 2017

John William “Bernard” Harvey, 91 years of age, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 at his residence. Born on December 8, 1926 in Streeter, WV, he was the son of the late Eugene Livingston Harvey and Manora Alice Lilly Harvey. Bernard served in the United States Army during World War II, having been stationed in Japan and California. He was a member of UMWA District #17,...
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Archie Jackson Milam

April 2, 1933 - December 24, 2017

Archie Jackson Milam, 84, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017. Born April 2, 1933 in Ury, West Virginia. He was the son of the late Walter & Rebecca Marchello Milam. Mr. Milam was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Korean War. Some of his hobbies included watching Nascar races, bingo, hunting, gardening and being outdoors. He also attended Family Worship Center where he...
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Edith A. Hodges

October 19, 1945 - December 24, 2017

Edith Ann Hodges, 72 years of age, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Raleigh General Hospital. Born on October 19, 1945 in Martin, KY, she was the daughter of the late Graden Daniels and Edith Hall Daniels Miller.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Debra Shadd of Turkey Creek, WV. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, William "Bill" Hodges of...
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Antonio Castanon

July 11, 1938 - December 22, 2017

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

July 14, 1960 - December 21, 2017

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

October 9, 1951 - December 20, 2017

Linda Gayle Chambers, 66, of Daniels, WV passed away Wednesday December 20, 2017.Linda is preceded in death by her father, Chester Lewis; mother, Iris Cobb; son, Christopher Chambers and two brothers, Ronald Wayne Cobb and Donald Ray Lewis.Linda was a loving mother and enjoyed bowling, singing and spending time with family and friends.She is survived by her husband, Charles Chambers; son, Michael...
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Doris O. SMITH

April 12, 1930 - December 19, 2017

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

April 28, 1948 - December 17, 2017

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

April 12, 1932 - December 16, 2017

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

April 23, 1952 - December 16, 2017

Tom Broyles, 65, of Beckley, WV, passed away on December 16, 2017 after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Born April 23, 1952 in Beckley, WV, he was the son of the late Walter Preston Broyles Jr. and Anna Marie Thompson Broyles. Tom was an avid golfer and member of the Grandview Country Club, where he met his wife Louann, 41 years ago. As a young man he enjoyed building and racing...
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Barbara Jeanette Greer

August 24, 1930 - December 13, 2017

Barbara Jeanette Stefancic Greer, 87 of Helen, WV, passed away December 13, 2017 at Hidden Valley Center.Born August 24, 1930 in Rhodell, WV she was the daughter of the late Frank and Frances "Spencer" Stefancic. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband David Eugene and brothers; Jimmy Spencer, Eugene, Sontie, and Stephen Stefancic, sisters; Ramona, Jacqueline Wilcox and Patricia Turnmire...
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Lou Ann Jones

April 29, 1923 - December 13, 2017

Lou Ann Jones, 94, of Beckley, WV passed away peacefully on December 13, 2017 with her family by her side.She was born April 29, 1923 in Odd WV, the late Abram and Louzina Bolen Garretson.Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years Carl William Jones, one son Carl William Jones II, brothers; Jim, Wesley, Estel, Beecher, Okey, and Alvie, sisters; Dorothy, Opal,...
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James Otto Kinsler

January 16, 1930 - December 10, 2017

James Otto Kinsler, entered into his Heavenly Home on High on Sunday, December 10, 2017 after a short illness and his first hospitalization of his life.Otto was born on January 16, 1930 in Sun, WV, son of the late Anthony and Lucy Wingrove Kinsler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Marie Byers and Louise Harper; his four brothers, Elvin, William, Ralph and...
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Arnold Martin

January 18, 1931 - December 9, 2017

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

August 30, 1921 - December 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 31, 1934 - October 26, 2017

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

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

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