Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 27, 2013

Josephine “Granny” Catron Taylor


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — BLUEFIELD — Josephine “Granny” Catron Taylor, 89, of West Virginia Manor, Bluefield, W.Va., died Tuesday November 26, 2013.      

Born May 7, 1924 in Tazewell County, Va., she was a daughter of the late, Thomas Henry Catron and Rissie Mae Bevill Catron. She worked as a cook at Windy Mountain Learning Center and was of the Baptist faith.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth Gilley; son, James Taylor; husband; three brothers, four sisters; and a very special friend, Harry Kirby.

Survivors include her son, Ron “RT” Taylor of Peterstown, W.Va.; daughter, Brenda Tolliver and husband, Randy of Elliston, Va.; special granddaughter, Sharon Neal and husband, Darrell of Bluefield, W.Va.; grandchildren, Laura Morgan, Karen Gilley, Jason Gilley, Donna Alley of Elliston, Va., Aneatra High of Salem, Va.; special great-grandson, Justin Shrader and wife, Amanda of Bluefield, W.Va.; great-granddaughter, Amber Neal of Bluefield, W.Va.;  great-great granddaughter, Aubrey along with nine other great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Edna Middaugh of Michigan; her caregivers and Bluefield Regional Medical Center nurses on 3 West.  

The family will receive friends at Mercer Funeral Home on Friday November 29, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.  

Funeral service will follow on Friday at 2:00 p.m. from the Mercer Funeral Home chapel with Mr. Craig Hammond officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter, 1111 Lee Street East, Charleston, WV 25301.

Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com  Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Josephine “Granny” Catron Taylor.