Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 30, 2013

Margaret Katie Sorah

BLUEFIELD — BLUEFIELD — Margaret Katie Sorah, age 90, of Rt. 1 Box 149, Bluefield, W.Va., and formerly of Superior, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born on October 4, 1923 in Carswell, she was a daughter of the late, Stephen and Marcella Jose Berta. She had been a resident of Bluefield since 2010 and was a member of the Welch Nazarene Church. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Sorah; five sons, Joseph, Elmer, II, James, Donald, and Nelson Sorah; a daughter, Marcella Blankenship; and a grandson, Raymond Blankenship.

Survivors include daughter, Shelia Belcher of Bluefield; special daughter-in-law whom she loved as a daughter, Connie Sorah Williams of Bluefield, Va.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Annie Cregger of Roanoke, Va. and Stella Miller of Sebring, Texas; and special friend, Jesse Arredondo.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Reverend Ollie Parsons officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Friends may call on Friday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at

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

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