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Beulah Lorada Mills Shuemake

May 19, 2022

Beulah Lorada Mills Shuemake was born on June 23, 1927, in Spanishburg, West Virginia. She  died peacefully in her  sleep at the Bowers house on May 19th, 2022. She was the last child born of Thelma McComas-Mills (1903-1970) and John "Johnny" Corbit Mills (1898-1939). She was preceded in death by her son Stephen W. Snuffer (July 22, 1956- July 15,...

Phyllis Mae Hylton

May 16, 2022

Phyllis Mae Hylton, 83, of Sophia, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022.

Born July 31, 1938 at Farley Hill, WV, she was the daughter of the late Leighton Caris and Ethel May Darnell Farley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Bobbie D. Hunt and Jack Hylton and her brother, Leighton Farley, Jr.

Phyllis was...

Yvonne Louise Helm Leach

May 14, 2022

 

Yvonne Louise Helm Leach, 90, former resident of Shady Spring, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at The Villages of Greystone, Daniels, WV from a 13 year battle from Alzheimer’s Disease. She had been a resident since 2020.

Born November 28, 1931 at Twin Branch in McDowell County, she was the  daughter of Joseph Anderson Helm and Anna...

Kaitlyn Elizabeth Plumley

May 11, 2022

 

Kaitlyn Elizabeth Plumley (Kati Scarlett) passed away unexpectedly on May 11th 2022 surrounded by her loved ones.

Kati enjoyed being around her friends, family and especially her children. She born on May 2nd 1996 at Raleigh General Hospital. She is preceded in death by her grandmother Connie Cole.

Those left to cherish her beautiful memory are her parents Brian...

Rita Lee Fain Terry

May 10, 2022

 

Rita Lee Fain Terry, 71, of Beckley, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Bowers Hospice House. Born October 4, 1950, she was the daughter of the late carl and Elma Fain. Rita loved working in the church, cooking, decorating, and shopping. The light of Rita’s life was her granddaughter, Caitlin Rose. Rita was a...

Roger A. Henderson, Sr.

May 5, 2022

 

Roger A. Henderson, Sr., 81,of Eccles, WV, transitioned from his life on this earth to his eternal home on May 5. He was the son of the late Arlie and Rachael Henderson.  He is also preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Henderson.

 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Ann Henderson, his...

Robert Harvey

May 1, 2022

 

Robert  Harvey, 83, of New Albany, Indiana passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany, Indiana.

He was born on May 21, 1938 in Beckley, West Virginia, the son of the late Robert  Harvey and Margie (Campbell) Harvey.

He was in the United States Air Force for four years where he served...

Daniel Ray "Boone" McGrady

Apr 29, 2022

Daniel Ray “Boone” McGrady, 72 of Bunker Hill, WV, passed away peacefully in his home on April 29, 2022.

 He was born January 25, 1950 to the late Simpson Avery McGrady and Zelma East McGrady of Lester, WV. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronald “Dale” McGrady of Lester, WV.

Boone was a retired construction foreman...

Bobby Wyatt Pegram

Apr 28, 2022

Bobby Wyatt Pegram, 78, of Fireco, WV passed away April 28, 2022 at Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Willa Pegram; his daughter, Serina Pegram and sisters, Joann Pegram and Janice Swisher.

Those left to cherish his memory are brothers Randy Pegram (Marilyn), Donnie Mann (Rebecca) and sister Karen...

Aaron Joel Bryce Sopher

Apr 20, 2022

Aaron Joel Bryce Sopher, born January 24th, 1994, passed away at the age of 28 on April 20th, 2022.  Though he left this world far too soon, he left this world a better place. 

Aaron was proud of his accomplishments, including recently becoming a Licensed Electrician, and found tremendous pleasure in hard work.  He was an excellent athlete and participated...

Henrietta Lee "Sue" Manning

Apr 18, 2022

Henrietta Lee “Sue” Manning, 77 of Sophia, passed away Monday, April 18, 2022. Born January 14, 1945 in Eccles, WV, she was the daughter of the late William and Minnie Belle Phipps Miser. Sue was a caregiver for 40 years and worked as a manager in the food industry retiring from Tudors. She was a member of Clifftop Missionary Baptist...

Laura Helen Pettry

Apr 14, 2022

Laura Helen Pettry, 89 of Glen Daniel was born March 27, 1933, and passed away peacefully in her home with the care of family on April 14, 2022. Helen was very fond of feeding birds and watching them from her front porch. She enjoyed being surrounded by her plants and flowers and had a green thumb. She had a love...

Jo Ann Adams

Apr 12, 2022

Jo Ann Adams, 85, of shady Spring, Wv, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Born January 26, 1937, in Wyoming County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Dale and Maxine Walker Browning. Jo Ann was a retired bank teller for Chase Bank. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Adams and...

Joseph Edward Workman

Apr 8, 2022

Joseph Edward Workman, 85, of York, SC, passed away Friday, April 8, 2022. Born April 8, 1937 at Rock View, WV, he was the son of the late Roby and Letah Cook Workman. Joe was a retired tipple operator for Maple Meadow Mining. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons, David and Timothy Ray; brother,...

Julia C. Griffith

Apr 4, 2022

Julia C. Griffith of Waxhaw, formerly of Beckley, WV, passed away April 4, 2022. She was born September 12, 1930, to the late Rock and Katherine Cheek. She was preceded in passing by her husband, James “Jim” Griffith; son, James Russel Griffith; daughter, Mary Ann Griffith Snuffer; and brothers, Toney, James, and Ed Cheek. Julia worshiped at Calloway Heights Baptist...

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