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Calfee Funeral Service is conveniently located in Pineville. Originally founded as Robertson & Fogelsong Funeral Home in 1928, the facility has been known as Calfee Funeral Service since 1975. Today, the Calfee staff continues the tradition of integrity, excellent service and care that Wyoming County families have come to expect. At Calfee, services of all kinds are available. We feel that serving families is a privilege, and understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience. Members of the staff pride themselves in providing a wide variety of choices to the families we serve, including personalized services, cremation memorials and traditional funerals. The attractive red brick building was constructed as a funeral home in 1959 and encompasses approximately 5,000 square feet. The main viewing room also serves as a chapel with seating for up to 125 guests. An additional viewing room and a family lounge are also available at Calfee. At Calfee Funeral Service, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who wish to plan their arrangements in advance, Calfee offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility.


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David Walter Goode

April 17, 1949 - March 4, 2015

David Walter Goode 65, of Pineville passed away March 4, 2015 at his residence following a long illness.Born April 17, 1949 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late George Carl Goode and Nellie Rose Goode. David enjoyed fishing, reading and science fiction books. He served his country in the US Army for 8 years and was a Vietnam veteran.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death...
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Douglas Michael Byars

March 21, 1952 - February 26, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, WV.
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Roger Dale CLINE

January 25, 1951 - February 14, 2015

Roger Dale Cline, 64 of Pineville, passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015 from a sudden illness.Born January 25, 1951 in Pineville he was the son of the late Keith and Nita Conley Cline.Roger served his country proudly in the United States Army, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, being outdoors and spending time with his family.Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 43...
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Linda Lou Jenkins

June 28, 1943 - February 13, 2015

Riverview, Fla.- Linda Lou Jenkins,71, of Riverview, Fla., formerly of Baileysville, died Friday, February 13th, 2015 in Saint Joseph’s Hospital in River View.Born in Baileysville, WV on June 28th, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Fortner. Besides her parents, she is proceeded in death by her husband, Johnny Lee Jenkins. Mrs. Jenkins was a devoted mother,...
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Dana Rose

November 21, 1947 - February 11, 2015

Dana Gail Rose, 67 of Indian Creek went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 11 2015 at 10:20 PM following a long illness. Dana was born November 21, 1947 in Baileysville, WV.There to greet her was her Mother, Gladys Breeden, Father Billy Lester, Grandmother, Carrie Morgan, Grandfather Wirt Morgan, Brother LR Lester, Father in law Alec Rose, and Granddaughter, Danielle Rae Lambert...
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James David Trent

May 7, 1936 - February 11, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, WV.
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Edna Dalton Goodman

January 27, 1919 - February 3, 2015

Edna Goodman passed away on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at the home of her daughter Shirley J. Cielensky in Charleston, WV at the age of 96. She was the oldest daughter of the late Robert and Bertha Dalton. Edna was born on January 27, 1919 in Pineville, WV.Edna was preceded in death by her husband Beauman Goodman, her parents and seven brothers and sisters: Robert, Jr, Johnny, Bill, Edwin,...
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Christina Gail Bailey

December 22, 1970 - January 22, 2015

Christina Gail Brooks Bailey, 44, of Pineville passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 Born December 20, 1970 at Welch, she was the daughter of the late Charles D. “Buddy” Brooks and Opal McCoy Brooks Christina was a member of the Lillyhaven Baptist Church of Lynco. Christina was a retired RN/BSN at the VA Medical Center for 12 years. She enjoyed painting, her dogs, Tink and Corky,...
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Martha Jane Cook

August 1, 1910 - January 22, 2015

Martha Jane Smith Cook, 104, of Pineville passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Wyoming Nursing and Rehab, New Richmond following a short illness.Born August 1, 1910 at Woosley, WV she was the daughter of the late John L. Smith and Mary Sizemore Smith.Martha was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed driving her car to visit family and friends and visiting families at the funeral home.In addition...
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Arnold Compton

August 19, 1933 - January 12, 2015

Arnold Compton, 81, of Southmont, NC formerly of Brenton, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015Born August 19, 1933 in Pikeville, KY he was the son of the late King Compton and Warena Justice ComptonWhile still living in Brenton, he attended the Pineville Church of God and was a member of Local Union 1160.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Lonnie, Jr, Lester and...
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Roger Eugene Lester

June 2, 1948 - December 24, 2014

Roger Eugene Lester, 66 of Brenton, went home to be with the Lord December 24, 2014 at 5:15 a.m. in Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness. Roger was born June 28, 1948 at Keyrock, WVThere to greet him was his mother, Edith Mae Brooks Lester, brother, Randall “Ranny”, and Calvin H. Lester, “Jr.”, and nephew Sam Lucky Blankenship.Those awaiting the family reunion...
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Millard Rufus

January 11, 1933 - December 20, 2014

J. M. “Mickey” Rufus passed away at his home in Itmann, WV, where he has lived since the early 50’s.Mickey was unmarried and had a long successful working career over 57 years with the railroad company at Elmore, near his home as the railroad clerk. He loved to travel, play golf, and attend WVU football games. He interacted with all his friends, family and working buddies with...
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Belva Jean Patrick

September 11, 1945 - December 15, 2014

Belva Jean Patrick, 69, of Welch passed away December 15, 2014 at the Welch Community HospitalBorn September 11, 1945 at Welch, she was the daughter of the late Charles Runyon and Hailey Lester RunyonShe enjoyed gardening, reading her Bible and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Scott Eugene...
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Ronnie Lester

November 27, 1939 - December 8, 2014

Ronnie Lee Lester 75 of Fayetteville formerly of Brenton passed away Monday, December 8, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident.Born November 27, 1939 at Ikes Fork, WV he was the son of the late Sampy Hugh Lester and Gertrude Blankenship Lester.Ronnie enjoyed carpentry, church and spending time with his family and grandbabies. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather.In...
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Pamela Kay Rose

November 7, 1959 - December 7, 2014

Pamela Kay Angle Rose, 55 of Mullens passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital following a sudden illness.Born November 7, 1959 at Pineville she was the daughter of Robert Eugene Paugh and India Brown Paugh.Pamela was a member of the Coon Fork Church. She enjoyed being a mother, listening to music, playing basketball and being with her grandchildren.She was preceded in...
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Lea Shawn Strickland

November 16, 1972 - December 4, 2014

Lea Strickland, 42 of New Richmond passed away December 4, 2014 from a sudden illnessBorn November 16, 1972 at Welch, she was the daughter of Frankie Ward Compton of Wyoming and the late Michael ComptonShe enjoyed playing softball and being with her family and friends.In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Strickland, a son, Steven Michael Strickland; a brother...
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Freddie Gene Garrett

November 15, 1940 - December 3, 2014

Freddie Garrett, 74, of Pineville passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 following a short illness.Born November 15, 1940 at Bud, WV, He was the son of the late Marvin K. Garrett and Eloise Hash Garrett.Freddie was a member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He served his country in the United State Marine Corp from 1959-1963. Freddie retired after many years of...
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Judy Ann Sizemore

May 17, 1950 - December 3, 2014

Judy Ann Brewster Sizemore, 64, of Pineville passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 following a long illness.Born May 17, 1950 at Welch, WV, she was the daughter of the late Howard Buel Brewster and Sarah Atwell Brewster.Judy enjoyed scrapbooking, working in her flowers and being with her family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Brewster and Janell...
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Freddie Gene Garrett

November 15, 1940 - December 3, 2014

Freddie Garrett, 74, of Pineville passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 following a short illness.Born November 15, 1940 at Bud, WV, He was the son of the late Marvin K. Garrett and Eloise Hash Garrett.Freddie was a member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He served his country in the United State Marine Corp from 1959-1963. Freddie retired after many years of...
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Shirley Jean MCNULTY

April 8, 1938 - November 20, 2014

Shirley Jean Lumbo McNulty, 76 of New Richmond, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital from a sudden illness.Born April 8, 1938 in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late Joe Lumbo and Stella Porter Lumbo.Shirley was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness Church in Welch. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her greatest joy was her children...
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Ida Ellen Tiller

May 21, 1939 - November 13, 2014

Ida Ellen Tiller“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”2 Timothy 4:7Ida Ellen Tiller, 75, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus and her eternal Heavenly home Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital surrounded by her family who adored her, following a short illness.Born May 21, 1939 in Smythe County, Va, Ellen was the...
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Juanita Burchette Growe

November 25, 1934 - November 6, 2014

Juanita Mae Burchette Growe, 79 of Pineville passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014 at her residence following a short illness.Born November 25, 1934 at Davy, WV, she was the daughter of the late Treely and Lucinda Bailey Burchette.Juanita was a member of the Pineville Presbyterian Church. She was former secretary and board member for the Pineville Little League. She enjoyed sports, the WVU...
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Garnette Pauline Brooks

April 21, 1929 - November 4, 2014

Garnette Pauline Brooks, 85, of McGraws passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014, following a short illness.Born April 21, 1929, at McGraws, she was the daughter of the late John and Dolly Cozort BrooksGarnette was a member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church and was a retired US Postmaster. She enjoyed quilting, reading, crossword puzzles, rug weaving, crocheting and crafts.In addition to her...
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Jesse J. Green

August 12, 1922 - October 22, 2014

Jesse J. Green, 92, of Pineville, WV passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley following a short illness.Born August 12, 1922 at Pineville, he was the son of the late Greenberry Green and Juda Morgan Green.Jesse was a member of Cook Memorial Baptist Church. He served in the US Army during WWII and was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking,...
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James Gilven Brooks

December 10, 1923 - October 20, 2014

James ”Jamie” G. Brooks, 90, of Pineville passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 following a long illness.Born December 10, 1923 in Wyoming County, he was the son of the late Albany Carroll Brooks and Zeta Walker Brooks.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Burl Albert Brooks; brothers, Robert Hollis Brooks and Selmer Carrol Brooks and sisters, Oretha Sowards and...
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Terry Allen Lester

May 3, 2014 - October 17, 2014

Terry Allen Lester, 57, of Brenton passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 Born May 3, 1957 in Wyoming County, he was the son of the late Irvin Lester and Louise Bailey Lester. Terry was a loving caring father and grandfather who loved to make people laugh. All the kids adored him and to them he was known as “Papaw” or “Paw”. He was also known as “Short Legs” to...
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Lena Jo Burns

April 30, 1967 - October 13, 2014

Lena Jo Burns, 47, of Pineville passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.Born April 30, 1967 at Flint, MI she was the daughter of Lydge Burns and Joyce Thompson Burns.Lena attended the Pineville Church of God. She enjoyed painting, bowling, watching TV, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jess...
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Byron Edsel Cook

April 2, 1926 - September 30, 2014

Byron Edsel Cook (Poppy), 88, of Turkey Creek passed away peacefully at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, on September 30, 2014. Born April 2, 1926 at Windom, WV, he was the fifth of eleven children born to the late Aaron Elmer Cook and Addie Stewart Cook.He was especially proud of his career of thirty years as a mine foreman at Kopperston No. 1 for Eastern Gas and Fuel. His devotion to the Turkey...
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Shirley Jean Lusk

July 16, 1944 - September 29, 2014

Shirley Jean Cooper Simpson Lusk, 70, of Pineville, passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital following a sudden illness.Born July 16, 1944 at Pineville, she was the daughter of the late Virginia Long and Richard Simpson, and Alva Cooper.She enjoyed doting on her family, especially her grandchildren.In addition to her parents and step-father, she was preceded in death by...
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Walter Elkins

September 7, 1943 - September 29, 2014

Walter George Elkins, Jr.,71, of Pineville passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital. Born September 7, 1943 at Pineville he was the son of the late Walter George Elkins and Ida Mae Miller Elkins.He was a coal preparation plant supervisor for many years.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Dennis Elkins, two brothers, Elden Elkins and...
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Christopher Michael Hatfield

December 10, 1972 - September 25, 2014

Christopher Michael Hatfield, 41 of Turkey Creek passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born December 10, 1972 in Man, he was the son of Michael Rush and Rhonda Carol Daniels Hatfield of Turkey Creek. He was married to Jennifer Sue Blankenship Hatfield and father to a daughter, Allyson Christa and a son, Ethan Michael.Christopher was a 1991 graduate...
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Melissa Dawn Gilliand

September 12, 1965 - September 21, 2014

Melissa Dawn Brown Gilliand, 49 of Brenton passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014Born September 12, 1965 at Rockview, she was the daughter of the late Joseph “Joe Bill” and Beatrice Cook BrownMelissa was a member of the Cooper Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing and being with her family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Dewayne...
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Kenna Victor Smith

September 29, 1942 - September 18, 2014

Kenna Victor “K.V.” Smith, 71 of Pineville passed away following a long illness.Born September 29, 1942 at Keyrock, he was the son of the late Oley Smith and Marie Walker Smith.K.V. was of the Baptist faith. He served in the US Air Force in the 1960’s. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, an avid Jeff Gordon fan, playing cards and being with his family and friends.In addition to his...
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James Anderson Privett

April 3, 1941 - September 16, 2014

James Anderson Privett, 73, of Sabine passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, following a short illness.Born April 3, 1941 at Keyrock, he was the son of the late George Dewey Privett and Peachie Lester HensonJames was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Sabine. He served in the US Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He enjoyed going to church,...
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Geneva Sharon Blankenship

April 8, 1949 - September 8, 2014

Geneva Sharon Miller Blankenship, 65, of Oak Hill formerly of Brenton, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 following a short illness.Born April 8, 1949 at Brenton, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Mae Craig MillerGeneva was a member of the Brenton Church of God. She attended Baileysville High School and was in the band. She enjoyed car racing, working with flowers, cooking and being...
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Vera Basham

April 26, 1925 - September 5, 2014

Vera Basham, 89, of Pineville passed away Friday, September 05, 2014 at her residence following a long illness.Born April 26, 1925 at Itmann, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Wenzel and Octavia Pais Wenzel.Vera was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pineville. She was a member of the Pineville Women’s Club and the Pineville CEO’s and was Postmaster of the Pineville...
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Ernest Wayne Cline

April 25, 1988 - August 6, 2014

Ernest Wayne Cline, 26 of Oceana, passed away August 6, 2014Born April 25, 1988 in Logan County, he was the son of the late Brian Keith Graybeal and Sherry Cline.He enjoyed being outdoors and being with his family.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, two uncles, Dennis and Barry Graybeal and his stepfather, Jackie Ray Tilley.Survivors include a son, Jordan Noel Cline of...
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Alvin Johnson

November 15, 1949 - August 6, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, WV.
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Emmett Turman Leadbetter

January 10, 1944 - August 6, 2014

Emmett Turman Leadbetter, Jr. 70, of Rock View passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 following a short illness.Born January 10, 1944 at Richmond, Va. He was the son of the late Emmett T. Leadbetter, Sr. and Ida Jackson Leadbetter.Emmett was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being with his family and friends.Survivors include his wife, Donna Yeager Leadbetter of the residenceA...
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Timothy W. Tilley

August 21, 1957 - August 4, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, WV.
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Teddy Shumate

April 25, 1940 - July 29, 2014

Teddy Frank Shumate, 74, of Pineville, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 following a long illness.Born April 25, 1940, he was the son of the late Harper Shumate, Sr. and Grace Laxton ShumateMr. Shumate was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the UMWA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working and being with his family, especially his grandchildren.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in...
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Johnny Griggs

March 20, 1938 - July 23, 2014

Johnny Griggs, 76 of Pineville passed away Wednessday July 23, 2014 at Jackie Withrow Hosital in Beckley.Funeral Services will be conducted Monday July 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Calfee Funeral Service with Rev. Bill Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. The family will receive friends from 12-1 PM Monday at the Funeral Home.
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Tammy Trump

January 2, 1967 - June 29, 2014

Tammy Lee Trump, 47, of McGraws, passed away June 29, 2014 at CAMC Memorial after a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born January 2, 1967 in Prince George County, MD, she was the daughter of Ernie Lee Trump and Drema June Trump of McGraws. Prior to Tammy’s illness, she worked as a cook at Wyoming East High School where she made many wonderful friends whom she often spoke of...
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Mary Gunter

March 30, 1921 - June 29, 2014

Mary Irene Gunter, 93, of Daniels, passed away Sunday June 29, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House. Born March 30, 1921 at Itmann, WV, she was the daughter of the late Walter G. Goode and Lilly Belle Lilly Goode. Mrs. Gunter was a member of the Pineville Presbyterian Church.She was preceded in by her husband Jess W. Gunter, 3 sisters, Sene, Dorie, Lila and 4 brothers, Brack, Carl, Ray and Herbert.Those...
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Carolyn Lyn Byars

February 1, 1957 - June 17, 2014

Carolyn Lyn Byars, 57, of Saulsville passed away, Monday, June 16, 2014 following a long illness.Born February 1, 1957 at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Mickey Byars and Essie Faye Tolliver ByarsIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Dale Byars.Carolyn attended the Ravencliff Church of God. She enjoyed hunting, bowling, flowers, working in the postal...
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Duffie Gale Hunt

November 13, 1952 - June 14, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, WV.
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Frank Davis

May 10, 1926 - June 14, 2014

Frank Calvin Davis, 88, of Pineville, WV went home to be with the Lord on June 14, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WVBorn May 10, 1926 at Glen Rogers, WV, he was the son of the late Harry and Nola (Stewart) Davis Dorsey.Frank was an active member of the Cook Memorial Baptist Church and the American Baptist Men. He served as Deacon, Trustee, and Teacher of the Adult Sunday School Class...
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Lacy Michael Lafferty

December 7, 1955 - June 2, 2014

Lacy Michael “Mike” Lafferty, 58 of McGraws passed on Monday, June 2, 2014 following a long illness.Born December 7, 1955 at Pineville, he was the son of Freda Shumate and the late Lacy Melvin LaffertyMike was a member of the Church of God of Ravencliff. He enjoyed working, hunting, his grandchildren and being with his family. Mr. Lafferty was a loyal and dedicated worker with the...
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Mae Dixon Green

September 17, 1925 - May 29, 2014

Mae Elizabeth Green, 88, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Raleigh Center, Beaver following a long illness.Born September 17, 1925 in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late William Dixon and Della A. Tilley Dixon.Mae was a member of the Antioch Regular Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, canning, going to church, flower gardening and being with her family.In addition to her...
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John Ray Ritchie

July 15, 1958 - May 23, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, WV.
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Arthur Chris McNulty

February 5, 1937 - May 22, 2014

Arthur Chris McNulty 77 of Brenton passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 following a long illness.Born February 5, 1937 in Hazard, KY, he was the son of the late Arthur Sherman McNulty and Lena Ward McNulty.Arthur was a member of the Baileysville Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to church, fishing, playing basketball, being outdoors and being with his family and friends especially his grandchildren...
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Ned Crews

October 10, 1946 - May 21, 2014

Ned Crews was a gift given to the world and entrusted to parents who had waited ten years to have a child. He arrived early on October 10, 1946 as a miracle "preemie" weighing only three pounds and survived without the advantages of a neonatal intensive care unit. Henry Edward (Ned) Crews III departed his Pineville life on a morning journey to his heavenly home Wednesday, May 21, 2014...
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Ned Crews

October 10, 1946 - May 21, 2014

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David L. Brooks

April 30, 1932 - April 21, 2014

David L. Brooks, 81, of Rock View, went to be with his little Mary, Monday, April 21, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley following a long illness. Born April 30, 1932 he was the son of the late John and Dolly Cozort Brooks. Mr. Brooks was a graduate of Pineville High School; he was a Navy veteran, a member, deacon and choir member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church. He was a former...
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Lillian Cook

March 22, 1928 - April 14, 2014

Lillian Johnson Cook, born March 22, 1928 to Samuel Johnson and Ida Mae Stewart Johnson at Cranberry, WV, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House at Cranberry. She was a member of the Rockview Pentecostal Tabernacle, where she served 50 years as Secretary and Treasurer. She enjoyed her family, going to church, southern gospel music, gardening, cooking, canning,...
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Helen Ruth Morgan

November 21, 1928 - April 13, 2014

Helen Ruth Morgan, 85 of Welch passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 Born November 21, 1928 at Twin Branch, Huff Creek, WV she was the daughter of the late Frank Rose and Lear Lester Rose. She attended the Indian Creek Baptist Church. Helen was a homemaker, loved working with her flowers and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death...
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Denver Larry Duty

September 21, 1945 - March 31, 2014

Denver Larry "Howdy" Duty, 68, of Pineville passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Born September 21, 1945 at Blackie, VA, he was the son of the late Lemuel E. Duty and Sarah Rasnake Duty. Larry was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed working, being outdoors, operating heavy equipment and being with his family. In addition to his...
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Deborah Kay Hoosier

September 5, 1952 - March 30, 2014

Deborah Kay Morgan Hoosier, 61, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at her residence following a long illness. Born September 5, 1952 at Welch, she was the daughter of Maxine Maynor Morgan of Mullensville and the late Jimmy Clyde Morgan. Deborah loved spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, James Hoosier and his fiancé, Macy Hamilton of...
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James "Bones" Hall

June 28, 1957 - March 25, 2014

Mr. James Keith "Bones" Hall 56 of Brenton passed away Tuesday March 25, 2014 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 28, 1957 to the late Roy I. and Sarah Lyons Hall. Mr. Hall was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and being with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Brenda Hall...
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Connie Sue Shumate

September 5, 1962 - March 21, 2014

Connie Sue Shumate, 51, of Keyrock, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 following a long illness. Born September 5, 1962 at Mullens, she was the daughter of Teddy and Betty McCoy Shumate Connie was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed working in flowers, cleaning house, animals and being with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Shumate Survivors include...
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Georgia Powers

February 9, 1939 - March 21, 2014

Georgia Hylton Powers, 75, of Turkey Creek, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at Appalachian Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born February 9, 1939 in Clifton Fork, VA, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Wesley Hylton, Jr. and Mary Etta Rose Hylton Deskins. Georgia enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Brenton Church of God for over 25...
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Norma Cook Brooks

July 31, 1938 - March 15, 2014

Norma Jean Cook Brooks, 75, of Sabine passed away at home Saturday, March 15, 2014 following a short illness. Born July 31, 1938 in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late Oley Cook and Annie Graham Cook. Norma attended the New Life Community Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, going to church, being with her family and spending time with her two special grandchildren, Autumn...
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Mary Johnson Brooks

June 23, 1931 - March 14, 2014

Mary Lunda Johnson Brooks, 82, of Rock View passed from death unto life Friday, March 14, 2014 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley following a long illness. Born June 23, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Jane Stewart Johnson of Rock View. Mary was a graduate of Pineville High School and attended Concord College. She was a member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church was a former...
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Otis Toler

November 20, 1946 - March 10, 2014

Otis Toler, 67, of Fredericksburg, VA, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA Born on November 20,1946 in Justice, WV, he was the son of the late Courtney James Toler and Allie Marie Walker Toler. Otis was a Vietnam War Veteran and was a coal miner. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being outdoors. In addition to his...
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Norma Hagamon Green

May 30, 1927 - March 2, 2014

Norma Hagamon Green, 86, of Pineville, WV passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Wyoming Nursing and Rehab Center, New Richmond, WV. Born May 30, 1927 at Clearfork, WV, she was the daughter of the late John and Thelma Walker Hagamon. She was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Green; a sister, Beatrice Phillips and...
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Euell Sherman Hanshaw

January 17, 1932 - February 26, 2014

Euell Sherman Hanshaw, 82, of Pineville passed away, Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Wyoming Nursing and Rehab Center at New Richmond following a short illness. Born January 17, 1932 at Guyan, WV he was the son of the late Sherman Hanshaw and Lucy Morgan Hanshaw. Mr. Hanshaw was of the Baptist faith. He served in the US Army and was a retired Sergeant and tank commander. He enjoyed...
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Lisa Morgan

July 24, 1962 - February 22, 2014

Lisa Miller Morgan, 51, currently of Huntington and formerly of Brenton and Augusta, WV has transitioned from this Earthly world to her Heavenly home. Born July, 24, 1962 in Welch, WV to the proud parents of James E. Sonny (Son) Miller and Margaret E. "Margie" Trivett Miller formerly of Chilhowie, VA In her youth, she attended Mill Creek FWB and Augusta United Methodist Church. Lisa was...
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Ted Oliver

June 17, 1926 - February 22, 2014

Ted Oliver, Sr. Our loving dad, Ted Oliver, Sr., 87, went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Bower's Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family. Born June 17, 1926 in Keyrock, WV, he was the son of the late James Lester Oliver and Viola Jane Adkins Oliver. Ted served in the Army during World War II in Japan and in the Philippines'. He was a coal miner for 40+...
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Leola Faye Gilliland

December 11, 1921 - February 21, 2014

Leola Faye Cook Gilliland, 92 of Wyoming County, WV passed away Friday, February 21, 2014. Born December 11, 1921 in Turkey Creek, WV, she was the daughter of the late Walter Raleigh Cook and Minnie Edna Cook. Faye was a 1940 graduate of Pineville High School. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years William O. "Bill" Gilliland; four brothers,...
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Georgia Mitchell

September 3, 1930 - February 20, 2014

On February 20, 2014, Georgia Marie Allen Mitchell was reunited with her longest, strongest and truest love, her husband, Lewis who passed away six days earlier. Georgia was born in a log cabin on the river near Bailesyville on September 3, 1930 to Andrew Lee Allen and Emma Morgan Allen. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Arnold Ralph Allen, William Sydney Allen; sisters,...
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Clara Jean Tilley

July 31, 1933 - February 15, 2014

Clara J.Tilley, 80, of Pineville went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 15, 2014 following a long illness. Born July 31, 1933 in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late Sherman Morgan, and Cora Etta Hatfield Morgan. Clara attended the Sweet Divine Baptist Church. She enjoyed going to church, visiting family, baking and being with her children and grandchildren. In...
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Lewis Mitchell

April 5, 1930 - February 14, 2014

Lewis Mitchell, loving husband and father, left for Heaven Friday, February 14, 2014. Born April 5, 1930, at Mill Creek, WV, he was the son of the late John Henry Mitchell and Delphia Elswick Mitchell. Lewis lived most of his life in Baileysville and was a veteran of the Korean War. He attended the Church of God in Brenton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister,...
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Katherine "Kathy" Evans

December 19, 1963 - February 13, 2014

Katherine "Kathy" Evans, 50, of Pineville passed away, February 13, 2014 following a long illness. Born December 19, 1963 at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Evans and Shirley Ann Privett Evans. Kathy enjoyed summer, cleaning and being with her family and friends and her dog Candy Lynn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her companion, Melvin Hall...
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Edith June Patrick

March 8, 1922 - January 25, 2014

Edith June Patrick, 91 of Pineville passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014 following a long illness Born March 8, 1922 at Jewel Ridge, VA, she was the daughter of Lacy Gregory and Rhoda Jewell Gregory. Mrs. Patrick was a founding member of the Pineville Church of God. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and a member of the Pineville Church of God Ladies' Auxiliary. She enjoyed going...
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Imogene Justus Short

April 17, 1948 - January 24, 2014

Imogene Short, 65 of Brenton, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Welch Community Hospital, following a short illness. Born April 17, 1948 at Hurley, VA, she was the daughter of the late Carl Justus and Lettie Blankenship Justus. Imogene was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed playing bingo and playing with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death...
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Patricia Ann Sinecoff

February 3, 1959 - January 24, 2014

Patricia Sinecoff, 54, of Ravencliff passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at Raleigh General Hospital following a short illness. Born February 3, 1959 at Mullens, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Ann Tilley Sinecoff and Tony D. Sinecoff Patricia was a lifetime member of the Ravencliff Church of God of Prophecy. She enjoyed singing, jigsaw puzzles, helping her mother write songs for the...
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Jerry Lee Hedrick

September 4, 1935 - January 18, 2014

Pineville- Jerry Lee Hedrick, 78, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014, at his home. He was born September 4, 1935; the son of the late John and Gladys Hedrick. Jerry was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He entered the Marines in 1953 and attained the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. While serving his country he earned several awards, including several Purple Hearts. After retiring...
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Grace Moore Beverly

October 8, 1926 - January 17, 2014

Grace Moore Beverly, 87, of Wyoming, went to be with the Lord Friday, January 17, 2014 Born October 8, 1926 at Hellier, KY, she was the daughter of the late Woodson Moore and Rachael Arnold Moore. She enjoyed travelling, visiting family and being with the babies. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Randall Ray Beverly; a son, Allan Nadeau; two sisters and...
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Charles "Sparky" Parker

November 21, 1925 - January 14, 2014

Charles F. Sparky Parker 88, of Pineville WV, passed away on January 14th 2014 at the VAMC, Beckley, WV. Sparky was born on November 21, 1925 at Smithdale, PA the eldest child of Charles K. and Alice M. Parker. As a young man he moved with his family to Pineville where he married Mary Ann Cook in 1948. Sparky and Mary Ann spent over 50 years together before her death, December 15 1999. ...
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Winifred James Ogle

November 24, 1951 - January 7, 2014

Winifred "James" Ogle, 62, of Pineville, WV passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 3:45 am after a short illness. At the time of his death, he was in the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV. Born November 24, 1951 in Pineville, he was the son of the late Betty Lou Salome and Jack Ogle. James will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He never met a stranger and enjoyed helping others. In...
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Malone Cox Mullens

May 6, 1922 - January 6, 2014

Malone Cox Mullens, 91, of Princeton formerly of Pineville passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 following a short illness. Born May 6, 1922 in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late David Cox and Lettie Lee Roles Cox. Malone was a member of the Cook Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, canning, reading, cooking, and being with her family. In addition to her parents,...
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Donald Gene Toler

November 2, 1937 - December 31, 2013

Donald Gene Toler, 76, of Brenton passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at his residence. Born November 2, 1937 in Logan County, he was the son of the late Roy Toler and Blanche Hall Toler. Donald was a member of the Brenton Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gospel music. Survivors include his sons, Stevie Shawn Toler of Brenton and Mike Brown of Mullens A daughter,...
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Lula Virginia Fuller

November 14, 1922 - December 30, 2013

Lula Virginia Fuller, 91, of Lula Lane, Keyrock Road, Pineville passed away on December 30, 2013 at Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, New Richmond, where she had been a resident for several years. Born November 14, 1922 at Asco, she was the daughter of the late William H. "Bill" Brooks and Margaret E. Rose Brooks of Indian Creek. She was a former employee of Holloway Drug Store. ...
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J. P. Bottomlee

January 4, 1930 - December 28, 2013

J. P. Bottomlee, 83 of Turkey Creek Road, Brenton, WV, entered his heavenly home December 28th 2013. Born January 4, 1930 in Kingston, WV, he was the son of the late Arnold and Pauline Bottomlee. He was a US Army veteran serving his country during the Korean War. J.P. was employed in the coal industry for 32 years. He was a proud member of the Turkey Creek Baptist Church, Turkey Creek, WV...
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Mildred Loretta Canterbury

August 9, 1926 - December 24, 2013

Mildred Loretta Canterbury, 86 of Denver, NC formerly of Jesse, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Born August 9, 1926 at Keyrock, she was the daughter of the late William Harrison Jewell and Virginia Lee Halsey Jewell Mrs. Canterbury was a member of the Denver Baptist Church, Denver, NC In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Clinton Canterbury ...
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Herbert Curtis Graham

November 23, 1928 - December 24, 2013

Herbert Curtis Graham, 85 of Skin Fork, WV went home to be with the Lord on December 24, 2013 at Wyoming Continuous Care, New Richmond following a long illness. Born November 23, 1928 at Herndon, WV, he was the son of the late William McKinley Graham and Letha Lusk Graham. Herbert was a 40 year employee of Itmann Coal Company, from which he retired from. He was a member of UMWA and was a...
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Robert "Pee Wee" Warner

December 5, 1959 - December 22, 2013

Robert "Pee Wee" Warner, 54, of Pineville passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness. Born December 5, 1959 at Pineville, he was the son of Pauline Forte of Cleveland OH and the late Josh Warner. Pee Wee was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed football, basketball, baseball and softball. He was a 1978 graduate of Pineville High School. ...
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Joseph C. Fritz

February 7, 1936 - December 21, 2013

Joseph C. Fritz, 77, of Pineville, WV went to be with the Lord, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at his daughter's residence at Mill Creek. Born February 7, 1936, he was the son of Shorty and Margaret Fritz of Marianna, WV. Joseph was a retired coal miner with thirty years of service at Consol Mines in Itmann, WV. He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Virginia. He enjoyed hunting,...
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Darlene Sue Poindexter

June 5, 1946 - December 20, 2013

Darlene Sue Cook Poindexter, 67 of Green Camp, WV, departed this world and into the waiting arms of Jesus on Friday, December 20, 2013 at Bowers Hospice House after a short illness. Sue was a retired bus driver with the Wyoming County Board of Education. She was an avid bowler and was President of the WV Women's 600 Club; Director of the WV Women's Bowling Association; President of the Welch...
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Hazel Rose Lambert

May 13, 1921 - December 19, 2013

Hazel Rose Lambert, 92 of Davy, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 following a long illness. Born May 13, 1921 in McDowell County, she was the daughter of the late Jeston Rose and Viola Walker Rose. Mrs. Lambert attended the Indian Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, travelling, working in her flowers and her dog Goldie Mae. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
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Madgeline Madge Compton

May 1, 1980 - December 17, 2013

Madgeline "Madge" Compton, 33 of Wyoming passed away December 17, 2013. Born May 1, 1980 at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Michael "MaGoo" Compton and Frankie Ward Compton Madge attended the Pineville Church of the Nazarene. She was a 1998 graduate of Pineville High School. She enjoyed playing softball, partying, taking care of her nieces and nephew, fishing, and being with her...
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Corbet V Justus, Sr.

May 7, 1938 - December 17, 2013

Corbet V. Justus, Sr. 75, of Brenton passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at his residence following a long illness. Born May 7, 1938 at Hurley, VA, he was the son of the late Carl Justus and Lettie Blankenship Justus. Mr. Justus was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and being with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife,...
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Gregory Vance Shumate

January 8, 1970 - December 16, 2013

Major (P) Gregory V. Shumate, of Fairbanks, Alaska, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 16, 2013. He was the son of Rosa E. Shumate, Garnet L. Coleman and Roy V. Shumate. Gregory graduated from Glen Rogers High School in 1988 with honors. He received a B.S. in Nursing from Mountain State University and later a Masters degree as a Nurse Practitioner. Gregory entered active duty (Army) in...
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Coy Alvin Ray, Sr.

October 18, 1931 - December 14, 2013

Coy Alvin Ray, Sr., 82, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Pine Lodge in Beckley, following a short illness. Born October 18, 1931 in Keyrock, WV, he was the son of the late Roy Ray and late Naoma Lester Britton. Coy was a retired Well Tender. He was a member of Coon Fork Church. He enjoyed hunting, being outdoors and watching TV. In addition to his parents, he was...
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Wilburn H. Cantrell, Jr.

October 5, 1930 - December 12, 2013

Wilburn H. Cantrell, Jr. 83, of Turkey Creek, was taken by angels to heaven on December 12, 2013 after many years of patient suffering. He parted this life at the Beckley Veterans Medical Center where he was tenderly cared for. Born October 5, 1930 at Paynesville, WV, he was the son of the late Wilburn H. Cantrell, Sr. and Lady B. Rowe Cantrell. He was preceded in death by his loving wife...
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Sherry Collins

October 2, 1966 - December 11, 2013

Sherry Collins, 47 of Beckley formerly of Mullensville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Born October 2, 1966 at Mullens, she was the daughter of the late Robert Earl Allen, Sr. and Sharon K. Johnson Allen of Beckley In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Powell and Helen Allen; Sam and Ida...
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Frankie Dale Collins

November 17, 1968 - November 29, 2013

Frankie Dale Collins, 45 of Mill Creek, passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 following a sudden illness Born November 17, 1968 in McDowell County, he was the son of John R. Edwards of Turkey Creek and the late Louise Trent Edwards Frankie attended the Mill Creek Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, being outdoors, working on vehicles, four wheeler riding, and...
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Mark Dale Robinson

January 31, 1962 - November 17, 2013

Mark Dale Robinson, 51, of Pineville passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 following a sudden illness. Born January 31, 1962, in Cincinnati, OH, he was the son of Charles Dale Robinson of Brenton and the late Margaret Brown Robinson. Mark was of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and 4-wheeling. He was the former owner of Pineville Pizzamingo and was last employed at Alpha...
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Anna J Holley

June 3, 1929 - November 8, 2013

Anna J. Holley, 84, passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Richmond. Born June 3, 1929 in Pineville, WV, she was the daughter of the late John L. Stewart and Lettie McMillion. Anna was a member of Rockcastle Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer E. Eller, her second husband, Bobby...
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Kevin Webb

December 7, 1959 - November 2, 2013

Kevin Arnold Webb, 53, of Mullensville, near Pineville, WV went to live with his Heavenly Father on November 2, 2013 at CAMC General Division, Charleston, WV. Born December 7, 1959 at Pineville, he was the son of Elmer M. Webb, Jr. of Brenton and the late Anna J. Spence Webb. Kevin attended Baileysville High School. He enjoyed playing the piano and he sang for the Webb Family Gospel Singers. ...
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