Our Obituaries

Roger Dale Robinette

November 14, 1952 - April 21, 2017

MR. ROGER DALE ROBINETTEMr. Roger Dale Robinette, 64, of Tannersville VA, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at the home of his son in Johnson City, TN.Roger was born in Williamson, KY and the son of the late Howard Robinette and Una Frye Robinette. He was also preceded in death by the love of his life, Melissa Robinette. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Ernestine Elkins Stalker...
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James Ward Hamblin

June 29, 1945 - April 18, 2017

JAMES WARD HAMBLIN James Ward Hamblin, 71, of Chilhowie, VA formerly of Princeton, WV went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Jim was born June 29, 1945 in Montcolm, WV; he was a son of the late Eugene Warren Hamblin and the late Millicent Spaulding Hamblin. He loved to hunt and fish; and was of the Baptist Faith. Jim served his country proudly both in the United States Air...
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Henry Arthur Lipscomb

December 7, 1946 - April 5, 2017

HENRY ARTHUR "LARRY" LIPSCOMBHenry Arthur "Larry" Lipscomb, Jr, 70, of Princeton, passed away, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Larry was born December 7, 1946 in Eckman, WV (MCDowell County). He was a son of the late Henry Arthur Lipscomb, Sr. and the late Ruth Ernestine Scales Lipscomb. Larry was an avid sports fan, He loved to watch and attend basketball and football games, He was a die-hard...
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Thomas Dale McFarland

January 6, 1952 - March 31, 2017

Thomas D. McFarland, 65, of Bluefield, WV passed Friday, March 31, 2017. Born January 6, 1952 in Bluefield, WV, he was the son of the late Rev. Thomas V. and Lois M. McFarland. He was of the Christian faith and previously attended Ada Chapel. Tom served in the US Navy on the USS Oriskany CVA- 34, making 3 cruises off the Vietnam Coast. He worked as a welder for the US Navy and then followed the...
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Myles Van Workman

December 28, 1944 - March 14, 2017

MYLES VAN WORKMAN Myles Van Workman, 72, of Bluefield, WV; went home to be with the Lord with his loving wife by his side on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 following a long illness. Born December 28, 1944 he was a son of the late Aubrey Coubert Workman and the late Ethel Louise Workman. Myles loved electronics, HAMM Radio, and music. He was a very sweet, gentle and kind...
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James E. Furches

November 5, 1924 - March 9, 2017

JAMES E. FURCHESJames E. Furches, 92, of Princeton, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Born November 5, 1924 in Johnson City, TN, he was the son of the late Arthur Furches and the late Stella Sturgill Furches.James was a hard worker who always provided for his large family of 9 children. He worked for Smith Transfer of Bluefield, WV for 29 years, retiring in 1986. He...
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Edward Leo Matson

March 14, 1931 - March 9, 2017

EDWARD LEO MATSON PRINCETON- Edward Leo Matson, of 117 Garden Oaks, Princeton, WV died March 9, 2017 at the Princeton Community Hospital. Born March 14, 1931, Leo was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R.N. Matson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Kevin Edward ; and two sisters, Mary Ella Veneri and Ruby Lee Surface. Survivors include his loving wife,...
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Aileen B. Davis

July 17, 1926 - March 4, 2017

AILEEN B. DAVIS Aileen B. Davis, of North Tazewell, Virginia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 04, 2017. Aileen was born July 17, 1926 in Tazewell, Virginia; she was a daughter of the late Lewis Bourne and Georgie Patton Bourne. She was a dedicated LPN having worked 46 years at the Bluefield Sanitarium and Bluefield Regional Medical Center. She attended Springville Christian...
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Lena Pearl Fink

July 10, 1933 - March 3, 2017

Mrs. Lena Pearl Fink, 83, of Chester, VA; formerly of Covel, WV, was called home by our Lord on March 3, 2017. Born on July 10, 1933 in Mullens WV, she was the daughter of Lottie "Granny" McKinney.Mrs. Fink was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lottie McKinney, her...
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William Arthur Frost

December 5, 1959 - January 21, 2017

.WILLIAM ARTHUR "BILL" FROST, II William Arthur "Bill" Frost, II, of Jackie Withrow passed away, Saturday, January 21, 2017. Born December 5, 1959 in South Charleston, WV he is a son of Merilou Frost Moore and husband, James N. Moore, Jr and the late John Arthur Frost. Bill grew up in the First United Methodist Church in Bluefield, VA; was an avid sports fan; held two degrees from Bluefield...
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Irene Virginia England Lambert

February 27, 1938 - January 14, 2017

IRENE VIRGINIA ENGLAND LAMBERTIrene Virginia England Lambert, 78, of Princeton, passed away, Saturday, January 14, 2017 following a long battle with cancer. Born February 27, 1938 in Maitland, WV; she is a daughter of the late George Edward Burks and the late Dora Belcher Burks. Irene loved the outdoors, working in her flower garden, fishing, and watching her birds, reading and cooking. She was...
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William Henry Bowen

October 31, 1948 - January 12, 2017

William (Buzzy) Henry Bowen III, died early morning on January 12, 2017, in his home. Buzzy was born October 31st, 1948 in Wheeling, WV to William Henry Bowen and Genevieve Liles Bowen, both deceased. Buzzy is preceded in death by his loving wife Louise Sutphin Bowen, a sister Elizabeth (Betsy) Butt, and a brother Thomas (Tommy) Bowen.He is survived by a brother Scott L. Bowen and wife Ann of...
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Lorraine Allen Gates

April 6, 1929 - January 12, 2017

A Graveside Service to Celebrate the life of Lorraine Allen Gates will be held 12:00PM Monday, January 16, 2017.
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Vickie Jean Snapp Williamson

March 29, 1953 - December 20, 2016

VICKIE JEAN SNAPP WILLIAMSON Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend Vickie Jean Snapp Williamson of Pageland, SC, heard the call of the Father and stepped into heavenly eternity on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Vickie was born March 29, 1953 in Princeton; she was a daughter of the late Robert Allen Snapp, Sr and the late Mary Mageline Haynes Snapp. Vickie worked for the...
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Herman R. Hutchison

November 10, 1928 - December 12, 2016

Herman R. Hutchison, 88, passed away at Princeton Health Care Center Monday, December 12, 2016.Herman was born in Bluefield, WV on November 10, 1928 to the late Howard and Stella Hicks Hutchison. He was a former warehouseman for Smith Transfer. He and wife Loraine attended the Brushfork Baptist Church for many years and were known in the area as part of a gospel group. He was very adept at...
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Constance Maxine COOPER

April 10, 1921 - December 2, 2016

Constance Maxine Cooper died on Friday, December 2, 2016. She was born on April 10, 1921 in Burlington, Iowa and was the second child of Grace and Conrad Bjork. Her parents, a brother, Floyd Bjork, her husband, Harry Fred Cooper, and a daughter, Yvonne Renee Cooper Raymond, precede her in death. Connie lived with her family in Burlington and graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing as a...
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John Clifford LAWRENCE

October 16, 1935 - November 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, WV.
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John Anderson Payne

September 7, 1927 - November 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, WV.
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Jaimie Tyrone Morehead

March 13, 1964 - November 24, 2016

JAIMIE TYRONE MOREHEAD Jaimie Tyrone Morehead, 52, of Princeton, went home to his heavenly father on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Princeton Community Hospital. He was born March 13, 1964 in Bland County, Virginia to the late Jeraldine Walker Morehead and Marshall Smith Morehead. He was a very outgoing and loving man; an avid Pittsburgh Steelers Fan, he and his brother adopted Princeton Ray...
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Edith P. Lane

May 5, 1922 - November 22, 2016

A Committal Service will be held 9:30AM Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Roselawn Funeral Home 450 Courthouse Road Princeton, WV with burial to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery is honored to be serving the family.
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Bert Estlow

April 15, 1937 - November 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, WV.
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Jerry Calvin Mills

September 22, 1935 - November 4, 2016

JERRY CALVIN MILLS,SR Jerry Calvin Mills, Sr. of Ryan Village, Princeton, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Veterans Hospital in Beckley. He was of the Baptist Faith. Jerry was born September 22, 1935 in Princeton, WV. He was a United States Veteran serving his country in the Marine Corps. He was a retired business owner of the Mills Market, Princeton. He enjoyed WVU Mountaineers,...
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Harvey Clinton Tyree

February 24, 1945 - October 20, 2016

HARVEY CLINTON TYREE, JR. Harvey Clinton Tyree, Jr., 71, of Camp Creek, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 at home with his wife and daughter by his side. Born February 24, 1945 at Winding Gulf, WV; he is the son of the late Harvey and Sadie Tyree. Harvey was of the Baptist Faith, loved gardening, long walks with his wife, hunting, fishing, and trapping. He...
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Ora Lee SHORTER

December 5, 1931 - October 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, WV.
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Donald Clyde Dove

April 24, 1948 - September 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, WV.
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Katy Ledahawsky Bowman

December 23, 1921 - September 3, 2016

KATY LEDAHAWSKY BOWMAN Katy Ledahawsky Bowman, passed away in her home, Saturday, September 3, 2016, 3PM, in her daughter's arms, following a short illness. Katy was born December 23, 1921 in McAlpine, WV , she was 94 years young. She drove her vehicle up until July 29th when she had an episode and was no longer able to drive. I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an...
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Lester Hawkins,

January 10, 1936 - September 1, 2016

LESTER HAWKINS, SR. On Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10:52AM, Lester Hawkins, Sr. transitioned home to be with our Heavenly Father when God's angel silently came to take him home. Lester was born January 10, 1936 to the late Annie Dell Hawkins Byrd and Lovell Hawkins. Lester accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age at the First African Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL. After...
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Luther Martin Becker

November 7, 1931 - August 30, 2016

LUTHER MARTIN BECKER Luther Martin Becker, of Tazewell, Virginia passed away August 30, 2016 in the arms of his loving wife, Cynthia S. Becker. Luther, a jeweler by trade, co-owned Becker’s Jewel Box with his wife, Cynthia in Tazewell, Virginia for over 65 years. Luther loved to travel taking his family around the world several times. He enjoyed the experiences that he shared with his wife...
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Max Leonard Elmore

October 31, 1940 - August 30, 2016

Max Leonard Elmore, 75 of Bluefield, West Virginia, passed away on August 30, 2016. He was the son of the late Joseph Leonard and Martha Irene Elmore. Max was known for his quick wit and amazing sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, taking trips to South Holston Lake, and often rooted for the WV Mountaineers and the Georgia Bulldogs. Max was proud to have served in...
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Lowell J. Basham

April 12, 1941 - August 19, 2016

LOWELL J. BASHAM Lowell J. Basham, 75, of Princeton, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016. Born April 12, 1941 in Lashmeet, WV; he was a son of the late Melvin Clyde and Lyda Hurst Basham. Lowell loved trout fishing, traveling, watching his son race, he was a true animal lover with a passion for dogs. Lowell was a member of the Rich Creek Baptist Church and served his country proudly in the...
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Nadine Sue Sorah

January 26, 1945 - August 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, WV.
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Nannie Pearl Hager

December 3, 1923 - August 16, 2016

NANNIE PEARL HAGERNannie Pearl Hager, 92, of Princeton, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.Born December 3, 1923 at Tannersville, VA; she was a daughter of the late Price Crockett Lawrence and the late Lucy Hagy Mitchell.Nannie loved to spend time with her family and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.In...
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John B. Houck

May 9, 1939 - July 19, 2016

John B. "Bud" Houck, 77, of Bluefield, VA, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Born May 9, 1939 at Mullens, WV; he was a son of the late Floyd S. and Mary Elizabeth Whitt Houck. Bud was of the Baptist faith and loved spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Prudich. Those left to cherish his memory...
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Bernard Dalton Agnew

April 25, 1937 - July 13, 2016

BERNARD DALTON AGNEW Bernard Dalton Agnew, 79, of Bluefield, WV passed away July 13, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born April 25, 1937 in McComas, WV; he is a son of the late Dalton and Mazie Gillenwater Agnew. Bernard liked baseball, NASCAR, listening to his scanner, but most of all spending time with his family. Bernard was a dedicated employee, retiring from the Sara Lee Bread Company in...
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Theresa Lewis

October 14, 1919 - July 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, WV.
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Helen Louise Dillow

May 3, 1924 - June 17, 2016

Helen Louise Dillow, of Princeton, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016. Born May 3, 1924 in Ada, WV; she was a daughter of the late Winford and Maggie Bowling Adkins. Helen was educated in Ada and was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Dillow; brothers, Lewis Adkins and wife, Beulah, James Adkins, Elbert Adkins, Claude Vaughn...
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Jimmy Larry Eaves

August 13, 1949 - June 16, 2016

Jimmy Larry Eaves, 66, of North Tazewell, VA, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016at the Salem VA Medical Center in Salem, VA. Jimmy is predeceased by his parents, John and Pauline Eaves, Brothers, John McArther Eaves and Douglas Eaves, Grandson, Alphonso Jimmy Eaves. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Vera Eaves of North Tazewell, VA, Daughter, Donna Dee Eaves of Atlanta, GA, Two Granddaughters,...
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Katherine S. Martin

August 13, 1929 - June 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, WV.
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Thomas Hatcher

February 15, 1923 - June 13, 2016

THOMAS HATCHER, JR Thomas Hatcher, Jr. 93 of Christiansburg, VA formerly of Welch. This humble kind hearted father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed from this life to begin his more perfect eternal life on Monday, June 13th holding his daughters hand. Born February 15, 1923 in Marytown, WV; he was the son of the late Thomas and Bertha Belcher Hatcher. Tom loved watching TV especially...
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Bruno Joseph Furlano

July 8, 1934 - May 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, WV.
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Henrietta CRAIGHEAD

September 5, 1926 - May 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, WV.
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Mary Rachel Friedman

July 26, 1952 - April 8, 2016

MARY RACHEL FRIEDMAN Mary Rachel Friedman, of Bluefield, VA and South Florida passed away on April 8, 2016. Beloved wife of Shepherd; loving mother of Bradley, Sarah, and Matthew and fiancée, Amanda Graham and their children, Marcel and Aaliyah. Chapel Service will be held 2:00PM Monday, April 11, 2016 at Lakeside Memorial Park, 10301 N. W. 25th Street, Miami FL with Rabbi Simcha Freedman...
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Esther Loraine Hutchison

November 19, 1929 - March 29, 2016

Esther L. Hutchison, 86, of Bluefield, WV passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born November 19, 1929 at Pineville, WV, she was a daughter of the late Raleigh W. and Zella Mae Auton Proffitt. Esther was a member of the Brushfork Baptist Church. She loved cooking, having been a former cook for K-Mart on Cumberland Rd. in Bluefield. She also loved to crochet, do...
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Arnold E. Gillespie

February 6, 1930 - March 25, 2016

Arnold E. Gillespie, of Bluefield, VA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 25, 2016 at the age of 86.He was born February 6, 1930 in Jenkinjones, WV to Frank William and Lina Hayes Gillespie.He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty (60) years, Joan Enniss Gillespie. He was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Frank William Gillespie, Jr. formerly of Lyman,...
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Gail Green Mutter

September 5, 1937 - March 11, 2016

Gail Green Mutter, of Eden, NC formerly of Mullens, WV passed away March 11, 2016.Born September 5, 1937; she was a daughter of the late William C. and Melita C. Mutter.Gail prior to moving to North Carolina 22 years ago, Gail was a Surgical Technician at the former Wyoming County General Hospital in Mullens, WV; she loved spending time with her family, and was a member of the Church of God faith...
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John Thomas DUFFY

February 5, 1923 - February 20, 2016

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Jo Ann Farley Hammer

March 27, 1935 - February 9, 2016

Jo Ann Farley Hammer, age 80, of Princeton, WV; passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016 peacefully with her family by her side. Born March 27, 1935 in Bluefield, WV, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Farley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank Farley, Jr., Arthur "Pat" Farley, Richard Farley, James Farley; sister, Margaret Brooks and daughter...
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Gary Lee Lewis

January 9, 1957 - January 24, 2016

Gary Lee Lewis, 59, of Bastian, VA, passed away January 24, 2016. Born January 9, 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland; Gary enjoyed traveling in his truck, loved talking with his family and friends, riding his 4-wheeler, and spending time with his grandson.He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca G. Lewis and his mother, Mary Jane DeSantis.Those left to cherish his memory include his two...
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Leoncio Ordanel Yongque

September 12, 1923 - January 18, 2016

Leoncio Ordanel Yongque, 92, of Princeton, WV, went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 18, 2016 at Princeton Community Hospital surrounded by his love ones.Leoncio, son of the late Manuel and Soledad Ordanel Yongque, was born in the Philippines on September 12, 1923. He graduated at Feati Institute of Technology, Philippines in 1951, with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical...
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Mary R. Furches

June 25, 1933 - January 6, 2016

Mary R. Furches, 82, of Princeton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Born June 25, 1933 at Bluefield, WV; she was a daughter of the late Garfield Akers and the late Ollie Mae White Akers. Mary was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who loved spending time with family, cooking, shopping and home décor. She was the best Mom to her 9 children and also...
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Vernon Lessel Bailey

June 30, 1942 - December 31, 2015

Vernon Lessel "Ghost" Bailey died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on December 31, 2015 at the age of 73. Ghost was born on June 30, 1942 in Beckley West Virginia to the late Vernon Lester and Vera Eloise Bailey. He was raised with two loving sisters, Iris Diane (Russell) and Betty Shirl (Simon). He graduated from Welch High school in 1960. He served our country as an MP...
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Pauline F. Thomas

June 2, 1915 - December 31, 2015

Pauline F. Thomas, 100, of the Maples Nursing Home in Bluefield, and formerly of the Silver Springs Addition in Princeton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 31, 2015. She was born June 2, 1915 in Kegley, WV and was the daughter of the late Charles Hines and Bess Wimmer Woolwine. Pauline was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bluefield, WV...
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Helen A. Halsey

October 27, 1925 - December 29, 2015

PRINCETON - Helen A. Halsey, 90, of Princeton Health Care Center, formerly of Mullens, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, December 29, 2015.She was born on October 27, 1925 in Princeton, WV; she was the daughter of the late Otis Lee Wolfe and the late Dora N. Rorrer Wolfe.She was a member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Mullens. Mrs. Halsey helped with...
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Maxine Gayle Verdiglione

May 2, 1925 - December 28, 2015

Maxine McGraw Verdiglione, age 90, passed away December 28, 2015 in Hobbs, New Mexico. She was born April 2, 1925 in Hemphill, WV. She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard V. and Pearl McGraw; her husband, Tony Verdiglione; and her only child, Joey Verdiglione; her sister, Edna Snyder; her brother, Paul McGraw; brother-in-law, Bill Burcham; sister-in-law, Marietta McGraw; and niece,...
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John Henry Baldwin

May 21, 1936 - December 27, 2015


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Martha Jane Blackburn White

January 25, 1929 - December 23, 2015

MARTHA JANE BLACKBURN WHITE Martha Jane Blackburn White, 86, formerly of Mullens, WV and Max Meadows, VA, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Born January 25, 1929 in the small town of Tams, WV; she was a daughter of the late Burton F. Blackburn and the late Mabel Shelor Blackburn. Martha graduated from Mark Twain High School in 1947 and married...
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Billy Ray Garlic

July 17, 1941 - December 4, 2015

Billy Ray Garlic, 74, of Princeton, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015. Born in McDowell County, WV, he is the son of the late Frank and Hazel Spence Garlic.Billy loved football, fishing, and playing cards; he was a people person that never knew a stranger. Billy was of the Baptist faith.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his bothers and sisters, Carl Garlic, Elsie Bowen,...
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Mildred Jean Gibson Hall

April 18, 1932 - November 12, 2015

Jean G. HallJean G. Hall, 83, of Princeton, WV went home to be with her Lord and Savior and was reunited with the love of her life; her husband of 59 years, Leon. She passed away unexpectedly on November 12th, 2015 at Roanoke Memorial hospital in Roanoke, VA.Jean was born April 18th, 1932 to the late Ed and Helen Gibson in Rocky Gap, VA. Jean was a graduate of Rocky Gap high school and went on to...
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Charles Wayne Thompson

September 13, 1937 - October 31, 2015

CHARLES WAYNE THOMPSONCharles Wayne Thompson, 78, of Bluefield, WV, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Born September 13, 1937 at home in Bluefield, WV; he was a son of the late Emmett K. Thompson and the late Flora Lou (Noe) Thompson. Charles was the last child born of 11 siblings, and the last surviving member of his immediate family. For many years, Charles was a independent...
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Daniel J. Oberson

March 14, 1927 - October 29, 2015

DANIEL J. OBERSON, JR. Daniel J. Oberson, Jr., 88, of Bluefield, WV died, Thursday October 29, 2015 at Westwood Medical Center in Bluefield, VA. He was the son of the late Beatrice M. and Daniel J. Oberson, Sr. He was a retired black smith from Eastern Associated Coal Co. and served his country proudly in the United States Navy. He was such a gentle soul and was loved and will be missed by...
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Jeffery D. Cheeks

December 3, 1956 - October 15, 2015

JEFF D. CHEEKS, SR. Jeffery D. Cheeks, Sr., of Bluefield, WV passed away, Thursday, October 15, 2015 following a long illness. Born December 3, 1956 in Welch; he is the son of Mary Sizemore Cheeks and the late Edd Cheeks. Jeff was an avid outdoorsman and a coalminer and of the holiness faith; he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Those left to...
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Elizabeth E. Tynes

January 16, 1935 - October 13, 2015

ELIZABETH E. "TOOTS" TYNES Elizabeth E. "Toots" Tynes, 80, of Bluefield, went home to be with the Lord on October 13, 2015. Elizabeth was born January 16, 1935 in Castlewood, VA. She loved playing BINGO, going out to eat, and helping others. She worked for 29 years at Bluefield Regional Medical Center, and then worked part time doing home health following...
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Sharon Sue Durham

June 13, 1950 - October 12, 2015


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Emma Lorraine Byron

April 22, 1920 - October 8, 2015

Emma Lorraine Byron, a resident of Minneapolis, MN, Tuskegee, AL, Philadelphia, PA, Los Angeles, CA, and Princeton, WV passed on peacefully on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Born on April 22, 1920 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Emma attended the University of Minnesota prior to attending Dillard University where she received her Registered Nursing Degree. She continued her education at the...
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Jerry Lee McNew

May 3, 1947 - October 2, 2015

JERRY LEE MCNEWJerry Lee McNew, 68, of Princeton, passed away Friday, October 2, 2015 at his home. Born May 3, 1947 at McComas, WV, he was the son of the late Jerry D. and Eva M. Broyles McNew. He was retired from Celanese in Narrows, VA and served his country for over 20 years both in the US Army and West Virginia Army National Guard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one...
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Lillian Marie Stanley

December 11, 1939 - September 24, 2015

Lillian M. Stanley, 75, of Morgantown, WV, formerly of Peterstown died September 24, 2015 at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown. Born in Pettrey, WV she was the eldest daughter of the late James and Annie Ruth Rogers Hubbard. She was the lead pianist and singer for the Hubbard Sisters in the 1960's. She was a nurse's assistant in Princeton Community Hospital until her husband swept her...
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William Glenn EARLY

August 22, 1972 - August 25, 2015

William Glenn EarlyBLUEFIELD - William Glenn Early died August 24, 2015, at his home in Bluefield, two days after his 43rd birthday.He was born on August 22, 1972, the youngest child of Glenna F. Early and the late B.P. Early Jr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Buford Palmer Early III.Survivors, in addition to his mother, are brother Donald Grey Early and wife Martha Holder of Piney...
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Curtis W. Crouch

April 9, 1926 - August 25, 2015

Curtis Ward Crouch 89, of Shady Spring, WV passed away on Tuesday August 25, 2015. Born April 9, 1926, he was the son of Lawrence and Vaughnie Morgan Crouch. Mr. Crouch served his country in US Army during WWII. He enjoyed watching baseball, especially the Cincinnati Reds, NASCAR, working on cars, being with his family and friends and listening to Blue Grass Music. In addition to his parents,...
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Milty Wayne Croy

July 23, 1950 - August 20, 2015

Milty Wayne Croy, Sr. age 65 peacefully passed away on August 20, 2015 at his home on Maple Acres Road in Green Valley. Born July 23, 1950, he was the son of Kenneth G. Croy and Ethel Ratliff Croy of Bluefield, WV. Milty gave his heart to Jesus and asked him to be his Lord and Savior at the church altar in Ceres Baptist Church about 40 years ago, where he was baptized. For the past...
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Harry Albern Campbell

March 4, 1936 - August 14, 2015


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Bill James Hamm

April 10, 1934 - August 13, 2015

PASTOR BILL JAMES HAMM On August 13, 2015, God reached down and heaven gained another angel. Pastor Bill James Hamm, 81, of Princeton. Bill was born April 10, 1934 in Matoaka; he was a son of the late Fred Hamm, Sr. and the late Vesta B. Bare Hamm. Bill loved doing carpenter work; he was of the Pentecostal Faith, and served as Pastor in churches in the Wytheville, VA area. He was a coal...
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Nora Mae Cossey

September 11, 1927 - August 11, 2015


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Lloyd Victor Pruett

July 11, 1939 - August 6, 2015

LLOYD VICTOR “VIC” PRUETT Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Lloyd Victor “Vic” Pruett, 76, of Princeton, went home to be with the Lord following a short illness on Thursday, August 06, 2015. Born July 11, 1939 in Bishop, VA; he was the son of the late Max L. Pruett and the late Josephine Athens Pruett. ...
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Linda Lou Premo

October 8, 1948 - July 23, 2015


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Owen Robert Seal

April 8, 1940 - June 29, 2015

OWEN ROBERT SEAL Owen Robert Seal, 75, of Princeton, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015. Born April 8, 1940 at Lick Creek; he was a son of the late Noah Benton Seal and the late Dexter Louise Thompson Seal. Robert was a kind and gentle soul that would give you the shirt off his back. He was a big fan of Dodge trucks, wee-nee dogs, long rides in the country, doing chain saw sculptures,...
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Mary Austin

July 18, 1941 - June 28, 2015

MARY (PEACHES CRAVEN) AUSTIN Mary (Peaches Craven) Austin, went to meet the Lord Jesus Christ and her blessed Virgin Mary on June 28, 2015. Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty one years, Chap G. Austin, Sr; her parents, Robert (Butch) Craven and Margaret (Corine) Craven.; and a brother, William Perry Craven. Mary was a lifetime member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. ...
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Dixie L. ADAMS

August 8, 1951 - June 19, 2015


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Carl Thomas Kissinger

October 30, 1942 - June 19, 2015

PRINCETON - Carl Thomas "Bud" Kissinger, 72, of Princeton, formerly of Iaeger, WV, went to his Heavenly home on Friday. June 19, 2015, at Princeton Community Hospital after a lengthy illness. Carl was born October 30, 1942, in Iaeger to the late Thomas and Bess Kissinger."Bud", as he was affectionately nicknamed by his childhood neighbors, was a friendly and loving person. ...
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Robert Lee James

December 25, 1923 - June 15, 2015

ROBERT LEE JAMES Robert Lee James, 91, of Princeton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 15, 2015. Born December 25, 1923 in Lovely, KY; he was a son of the late Simon and Margaret Cassidy James. Robert loved the Cincinnati Red's and the Kentucky Wildcats, playing cards, singing, and spending time with his family and friends. He was the former coal miner and Co-Owner...
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Nancy Lee Kissinger Burks

September 13, 1937 - June 10, 2015

NANCY LEE KISSINGER BURKS PRINCETON-Nancy Lee Kissinger Burks, 77, of Princeton, formerly of Iaeger, WV, went to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Princeton Community Hospital after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born September 13, 1937 in Iaeger to the late Thomas and Bess Kissinger. After graduating from...
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Russell W. Meadows

January 24, 1954 - June 4, 2015


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Johnny H. O'neal

November 28, 1943 - June 4, 2015


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Marvin McAbee Thornton

May 28, 1954 - June 4, 2015

PRINCETON - Marvin McAbee Thornton, 61, of Matoaka, WV passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton, WV.Marvin was born May 28, 1954 in Princeton, WV to the late Alonzo Thornton, Sr. and Hazel (McAbee) Thornton. He faithfully served four years in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant. Afterwards, he continued his military career for 16 years with the Army National...
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Ada Beatrice Bourne Kidd

March 5, 1921 - June 2, 2015

Ada Beatrice Bourne KiddFRANKLINTON, N.C. - Ada Beatrice Bourne Kidd, 94, of Franklinton NC, formerly of Bluefield, WV passed away Tuesday June 2, 2015 at Hillside Nursing Center in Wake Forest NC.Born in Tazewell County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Grat V. and Betty Keesee Bourne.She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy James Kidd and her daughter, Susan Kay Kidd Trail.She is...
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Miles S. SHATLEY

February 12, 1945 - May 29, 2015


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James Burleigh Nelson

June 10, 1936 - May 27, 2015

JAMES BURLEIGH NELSON, SR. James Burleigh Nelson, Sr, 78, of Alderson, went home to be with the Lord on May 27, 2015. Born on June 10, 1936 at Squaire, WV; he was a son of the late Doaka Henry Nelson and the late Gracie Sparks Nelson. James was a 1955 graduate of the Romney School for the Deaf and Blind; he loved talking to his friends, being around his family, especially his grandchildren,...
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Coretta Mason Ashley

March 14, 1929 - May 21, 2015


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George Scott,

June 16, 1926 - May 20, 2015

BLUEFIELD - George Scott, Jr., 88, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at his home.Born June 16, 1926 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late George Scott, Sr. and Dora (Wilver) Scott.George faithfully served his country during WWII in the United States Navy stationed in the Southwest Pacific. He was a graduate of the Washington Bible Institute class of 1951. He spent forty years...
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Trevor Cole Catron

September 4, 2010 - May 17, 2015

TREVOR COLE CATRON Trevor Cole Catron, 4, of Princeton, became an angel on May 17, 2015. Born September 4, 2010 in Princeton, WV; he is a son of Ward John Catron and Toshia Nicole Vaughan. Trevor enjoyed playing with his brothers, cousins, aunt, Garnet, and his day care friends. He liked riding his bike, his uncle's 4-wheeler, going to the park and baseball. He also loved playing in the...
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Nora Lindsey Richardson

April 28, 1924 - May 8, 2015

Nora Lindsey Richardson Nora Lindsey Richardson, 91, passed away May 8, 2015 in Bellingham WA. Nora was born Apr. 28, 1924, to Louie and Emma Lindsey in Vivian, WV, and graduated from Welch High in 1942. She married William "Little Bill" Richardson in 1945, and lived in Carswell / Kimball until 1995, when she moved to Washington state. She was an active member of Houston Methodist Church in...
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Sylvia A. Pokorney

August 11, 1935 - May 4, 2015


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Emma Iona June Kvam

June 7, 1926 - April 25, 2015

Bristol - Emma Kvam entered heaven to meet our Lord on April 25, 2015. She was a precious, loving person and loving, wonderful mother and grandmother. Our lives will never be the same without her.Emma lived in Gary, WV until 2005 at which time she moved to Bristol, TN. She worked at Gary High School from 1975 - 1993 as custodian and also at the Gary Post Office for many years.She was born in...
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Bobby Joe Smith

April 7, 1956 - April 14, 2015


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Betty Jean Maxey Carrico

August 23, 1927 - April 12, 2015

Rock, WV-Betty Jean Maxey Carrico, 87, of Rock, WV, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Princeton Health Care Center in Princeton, WV with her family members by her side.Born August 23, 1927 in Cornbeard Ridge, WV she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Alice (Quesenberry) Maxey. Betty worked at several different jobs in order to put herself through nursing school at Bluefield WV's...
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Joyce Burrow O'Brien

December 5, 1931 - April 7, 2015


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Thelma K. Parks

March 21, 1929 - March 20, 2015


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Wilma C. Poe

April 27, 1927 - March 3, 2015

RAEFORD, NC - Wilma Collins Poe, 87, of Raeford, NC, formerly of Bluewell, WV went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Born April 27, 1927 in Bluewell, WV, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Belle Collins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald L. Poe, Sr. and daughter, Donna Marie Everette. She will be lovingly...
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Jessie Carlos and Linda Marie Mitchell

February 26, 2015 - February 26, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, WV.
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Daniel Leroy Hicks

January 20, 1955 - February 24, 2015

Daniel Leroy Hicks, 60, of Centreville, VA, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Fairfax, VA.Born January 20, 1955 in Valley Forge, PA he was the son of the late Archie Hicks and Avera (Delores) Hicks. He was the warehouse manager at United Lighting and Supply Inc. He was a very hard working father who enjoyed bowling, fishing, and listening to music. He also enjoyed socializing and...
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Johnny Lensey Willis

March 28, 1945 - February 23, 2015

Princeton-Johnny Lensey Willis, 69, passed away peacefully in his home on February 23, 2015, in Princeton, WV.Born on March 28, 1945, in Bluefield, WV, he was the son of the late Walter Willis and Arlie (McNeal) Willis. He was the superintendent of WV American Water for 42 years; he was a Master Electrician and graduated from Bluefield State College with an engineering degree. He was a veteran of...
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