Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 8, 2013

Ruth Verena Lewis

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BRAMWELL — Ruth Verena Lewis, 91, of Rogers Street, Bramwell, W.Va., passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Born October 17, 1921 in Bramwell, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mattie Patrick Lambert.

She had been a resident of Bramwell for fifty-three years, a member of the Bramwell United Methodist Church, and a devoted homemaker.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her husband: Harry E. Lewis Sr.; two sons: Billy Ralph Lewis, Harry E. Lewis Jr., and a daughter: Betty Lewis Bailey.

Survivors include: Three sons: Bobby Lewis of Freeman, W.Va., Thomas Arnold Lewis of Princeton, W.Va., Danny M. Lewis of Tazewell, Va.; six daughters: Kimberly Lewis of Sophia, W.Va., Gaye French of Abbs Valley, Va., Elaine Haynes of Bramwell, W.Va., Gail Colobro of Bramwell, W.Va., Angelia Garland of Rocky Gap, Va., Debbie Miller of Bluewell, W.Va. Eighteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lewis will be conducted Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Scott officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery located in Bluewell. Serving as pallbearers will be: Sesto Punturi III, Charles Wade, Ronald Harrell, Paul Watkins, Jacob Horne, Jack Foster, James Hicks, Keith Boyd, and Roger Sexton.

The family will receive friends at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home on Monday, April 8, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Rd. (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the Lewis family.