Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Breaking News

Obituary Archives

June 29, 2013

Joy Dawn Riffe Collins

COALWOOD — Joy Dawn Riffe Collins, 44, of Coalwood, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at her home.

Born August 25, 1968 in Welch, she was the daughter of Maggie Blankenship Riffe of Welch, and the late Franklin “Ted” Riffe. She was a 1985 graduate of Mount View High School and attended Bluefield State College. She was a former employee of H.C. Lewis Oil Company in Welch. She was an active supporter of the Big Creek District Little League.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother whom she loved dearly, Travis Scott Riffe; her maternal grandparents, Aster and Mamie Blankenship; and her paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Pearl Riffe.

 Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Maggie Riffe of Welch; her son, Dakota Scott Collins of the home who was the light of her world; one sister who was also her best friend, Crystal Hatcher and husband Tom of Shady Springs; and one uncle, Michael A. Blankenship and wife Pam of North Tazewell, Va.

Joy was well known for her kindness to others, and her love for her family. She was outgoing and never met a stranger. To know her was to love her.

It was Joy’s wish to be cremated and her family has honored this wish.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 2 at 6 p.m. in the Douglas Mortuary Chapel in Welch with the Rev. Michael Brooks officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 5-6 p.m.

The Douglas Mortuary of Welch is serving the family.

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Dorothy Carter Rasnick

    Dorothy Carter Rasnick, 91, of Princeton Health Care Center, formerly of Village Green, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at her residence.

    July 31, 2014

  • Mattie M. Church Allen

    Mattie M Church Allen age 78 of Burk Mountain went home to Heaven Monday July 28, 2014.

    July 31, 2014

  • Mamie Lee Webb Mamie Lee Webb

    Mamie Lee Webb , age 82, of Blacksburg, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Lewis Gale Hospital-Montgomery.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Clarence E. Smith

     Clarence E. Smith, 88, of Peterstown formerly of Princeton died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his home.

    July 31, 2014

  • Darlene Yvonne Wohlford Rose

    Darlene Yvonne Wohlford Rose died at the age of 88 on Sunday afternoon, July 27, 2014, at her home in Princeton following an extended illness.

    July 31, 2014

  • Earl Hayden “Red” Lilly Jr. Earl Hayden “Red” Lilly Jr.

    Earl Hayden “Red” Lilly, Jr., 75, of 300 Gott Road in Princeton died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Princeton Community Hospital.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Puckett (Mary Jackson Bailey) Mary Puckett (Mary Jackson Bailey)

    Mary Puckett (Mary Jackson Bailey) of Bluefield West Virginia passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, in Winston-Salem, NC after a brief illness.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Glen Kahle Belcher Glen Kahle Belcher

    BLUEFIELD — Glen Kahle Belcher, 82 of Bluefield, WV went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 28, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Betty Jo Gray Betty Jo Gray

    Betty Jo Gray, 76, of the Springfield Center in Lindside, formerly of Princeton Towers, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at her residence.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Juanita Bourne Coon

    Juanita Bourne Coon, age 75 of the Gratton community in Tazewell, VA died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Welmont Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN.

    July 30, 2014

Local News