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Obituaries

Carolyn Lucas

Sep 30, 2022

Carolyn Patton Lucas, 84, of Beckley, passed on Friday, September 30th at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following an extended illness.

Born Carolyn Sue Patton on May 26, 1938, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Boyd and Dorothy Hazel Cantabery Patton.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Gary "Punk" Patton of Richmond, Virginia.

Following her...

Valerie Arlene Wills

Sep 30, 2022

Valerie Arlene Wills, 82, of Crab Orchard, Wv passed away Friday, September 30, 2022.

Born July 11, 1940 in Guilford, CT, she was the daughter of the late George Joseph and Laura Mae Dibble Bradstreet.

Valerie was a former hairdresser and art instructor.  She was a member of Glen White Church of God. She loved her family. She held all...

Robin A. Overbay

Sep 29, 2022

Robin A. Overbay, 59, beloved wife and mother, of Beckley passed away September 29, 2022.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years Roger; her son Kelly Rudman Overbay and his wife Abigail; her other-daughter Oleda Parvin and husband Nathan and their son Wyatt; and her mother Oleda Keller.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m....

Patricia Ballew

Sep 28, 2022

On Wednesday, September 28th, 2022, Patricia Gean Ballew, loving wife and mother, became a beautiful angel at the throne, at the age of 58.

Patricia, known by many as “Geanie”, was born February 14th, 1964, to parents Walter Beaulieu and Shelby “Deanie” Cook.  She was raised in St. Clair Shore Michigan until the age of 16, when she met the...

Buster James Hampton

Sep 26, 2022

Buster James “Jim” Hampton, 70, of Crab Orchard, WV passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022. Born December 4, 1951 to the late Buster and Violet Hampton of MacArthur, WV.

 Mr. Hampton was a retired Explosive/Blaster with 20+ years of service. He was also a Coal Miner at Beckley Coal Mining and was a part-time Farmer on his Farm in...

Calvin Ray Clyburn

Sep 25, 2022

Calvin Ray Clyburn, 80 of Beckley, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022.

Born July 6, 1942 in Beckley, he was the son of the late Fred and Bertha O’Neal Clyburn.

Calvin was a retired coal miner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Eva Mae Walker, Robert Lee Clyburn, Harold Douglas Clyburn, Ruby Jewel Dillow.

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Carol Jean Sears

Sep 25, 2022

Carol Jean (Stump) Sears, 86, of Crab Orchard, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022 at home following a short illness.

Jean was a homemaker her entire life.  She enjoyed cooking for her family and walking everyday with the ladies on her street. She raised 3 kids and several grandchildren. Everyone that knew her knew she had the biggest heart and...

Aaron Kyle Cox

Sep 19, 2022

Aaron Kyle Cox, 32, passed away suddenly on September 19, 2022.

He was born on November 16, 1989 to Douglas “Dougie” Cox and Sherri Miller.

Aaron is survived by his brother, Evan Cox; father, Dougie Cox (Jennifer); daughter, Raelyn Maise Foster; grandfather, L.C. Miller; grandparents, Douglas and Helen Cox; several aunts, uncles and a number of cousins.

He was preceded...

Harry W. Gowman

Sep 19, 2022

Harry Gowman, 64, of Princewick was called home to be with the Lord on September 19th, 2022 after a long illness.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Vella and Harry Gowman; sister; in-laws; sister-in-law, Nancy Bolen and two grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 39 years, Anita Gowman; sons, Kenneth Gowman and companion, Tiffany...

Evan Andrew Harris

Sep 17, 2022

Evan Andrew Harris, 35, of Beckley,WV went home to be with the Lord Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Evan was born in Beckley on October 7, 1986 to Keith and the late Lea Buffurine Harris.

Besides his father, Evan is survived by a brother, Jeremy Harris and companion Jamie Beard of Roanoke, VA and a niece, Lilith. He shares an eleven...

Glenda Sue Cox

Sep 17, 2022

Glenda Sue Cox, 74, died peacefully September 17 at the Bowers Hospice House.  Glenda was born September 9,1948 in Wise, VA but lived most of her life in Coal City, WV.

Glenda is survived by her daughters Gina Yost, Glenna Nicoletti (Michael), Jeanie Hull (Michael), and Susie Jameson (Matt); eight grandchildren Hannah Sands, Blake Mills, Elizabeth Renner, Benjamin Renner, Reese...

Frances Carol Yancey

Sep 15, 2022

Frances Carol Yancey 77, of Beckley, died Thursday September 15 at the Bowers Hospice House following a series of long illnesses.

Born December 1, 1944 , in Quinnimont WV. She was the late daughter of Charles and Sarah Hanson.

Mrs.Yancey was of the Baptist faith. Carol had a love for baking that started at a young age during her time...

Douglas Green Hopkins, Sr.

Sep 13, 2022

Douglas Green Hopkins, Sr., 88, of Crab Orchard, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

Born August 30, 1934 in Beckley, he was the son of the late Willie Green and Exie Crawford Hopkins.

Douglas worked as a welder in the mining industry.  He loved going to flea markets and was well known for riding his motorcycle on the “Wall of...

Arnold Holdren

Sep 12, 2022

C. Arnold Holdren

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear uncle, Arnold Holdren, on Monday, September 12.  Arnold was born the tenth of ten children to the late Walter Dexter Holdren and Ethel Blanche (Lilly) Holdren on April 22, 1930.

Arnold is a Veteran having served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. ...

Heidemarie Huffman

Sep 12, 2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Heidemarie Huffman, born in Idar-Oberstein, Germany on June 8th, 1953 — our loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all the lives she touched was called home on September 12th, 2022, in her 69th year.

She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend...

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