• Noah Preston Bradley, 86, of Narrows, Va., died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Givens Funeral Chapel in Pearisburg, Va. Burial will follow in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg.
• Mr. Robert Frank Goff, 53, of Council, Va., died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 in a Bristol, Tenn. hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Honaker Funeral Home, Honaker, Va.
• Stanley Powers, 26, of 332 Tazewell Ave., Bluefield, Va., died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 at Tazewell Community Hospital in Tazewell, Va. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.
• Louise June Scott, 78, a resident of the GlenWood Park Retirement Village, Princeton, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006 at Princeton Community Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Ronald Clyde Belcher
MORGANTOWN — Ronald Clyde Belcher, 54, of 621 Cheat Road in Morgantown, formerly of Princeton, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Born April 5, 1951 in Princeton, he was the son of Violet Taylor Belcher of Princeton and the late Clyde Mason Belcher. He was self-employed and was a member of the First Christian Church in Princeton. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Emily Belcher of Morgantown; one son, Aaron Williams and wife Cari of Morgantown; two grandchildren, Caitlyn Mae Williams and Robert Williams; one sister, Nancy Chambers and husband Richard of Atlanta, Ga.; and one brother, Donald Belcher of Princeton.
In keeping with Mr. Belcher's wishes, the body has been cremated and there will be no services.
Friends may visit with the family from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1808 Jefferson St., Bluefield, WV 24701 or to the Ridgedale Athletic Association, C/O Ridgedale Elementary, 1550 Goshen Road, Morgantown, WV 26508.
Nannie Louise Blankenship
BLUEFIELD — Nannie Louise Blankenship, 92, of 161 Moonlight Lane, Bluefield, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 at Ridge Care Assisted Living in Princeton.
Mrs. Blankenship was born on May 31, 1913 in Madisonville, Tenn. to the late Robert Moses and Martha Jane Birchfield Moses.
Mrs. Blankenship had been a resident of Brushfork for 25 years and had made her home in Crumpler before moving to Brushfork. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Bluewell United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garvin A. Blankenship; four brothers, Woodrow, Charles, Albert and John Moses and three sisters, Susie Myers, Maggy Kirkland and Elizabeth Moses.
Survivors include: Daughter, Janice K. Wilson and husband William J. of Princeton; sister, Dixie Blankenship of Glenwood Park Nursing Home, Princeton; grandchildren, Kim Pilkins and husband Charlie of Princeton, Scott Wilson and wife Deborah of Charleston, S.C.; great-grandchild, Chase Pilkins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at the Bluewell United Methodist Church in Bluewell with the Rev. Sam Cale III and the Rev. Randy Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.
The Blankenship family will receive friends at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell today from 5-7 p.m. and friends may also call at the church one hour prior to services on Friday.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the Blankenship family.
Hazel E. “Granny” Bragg
BLUEFIELD — Hazel E. 'Granny” Bragg, 76, of Airport Road, Bluefield, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bluefield.
Mrs. Bragg was born on March 13, 1929 in Tazewell County, Va. to the late Walter Gillespie and Lola Whitt Gillespie.
Mrs. Bragg had been a life-long resident of Bluefield and was retired from Bluefield Regional Medical Center where she was employed as a nurse. She was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, James Ray Perkey and Michael David Perkey; a sister, Erma Booth and three brothers, Buddy, Junior and Ray Gillespie.
Survivors include sons, Charles “Bobby “ Perkey and wife Becky of Paintsville, Ky., William “Danny” Bragg and wife Erica of Bluefield; daughters, Sharon Kinzer and special friend Preston Keith of Bluefield, “Lola” Jane Lambert and husband Chuck of Bluefield; grandchildren, Chase and Tommy Collins of Paintsville, Cassie Collins of Paintsville, LaDeana Morgan and husband Ernie of Bluefield, Shawn and Lacey Bragg of Bluefield, Charlotte and Amber Lambert of Bluefield, Memory Hamilton of Bluefield, Trisha Williams and husband Don of Princeton; great-grandchildren, Becca Collins of Paintsville, Bradley and Eli Morgan of Bluefield, Jessica, Kelly Ann, Mari Kate Williams of Princeton; sisters, Louise Witt of Bluefield, Brenda Mooney and husband William of Bluefield; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Dr. Thomas McDowell and the Rev. James Mooney officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.
The Bragg family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the Bragg family.
Joel Eugene Brock Jr.
SUPPLY, N.C. — Joel Eugene Brock Jr., 48, of Supply (Holden Beach), formerly of Princeton, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006 in North Carolina as a result of an automobile accident.
Born Jan. 27, 1958 in Princeton, he was the son of Eugene Brock and Betty Crotts Brock of Princeton.
Mr. Brock was a 1976 graduate of Princeton High School and a graduate of Bluefield State College. While in Princeton, he was employed by Industrial Plating and Machine, Inc. He loved golfing, fishing and Harley Davidson motorcycle riding. He was a member of Brothers of the Wheel, who always remained a part of his life. He participated in collecting Toys for Tots. He loved people and animals and never met a stranger and loved life. He also has three cats he adored, Toot, Fruit and Coal. At the time of his death, he was employed by South Atlantic Services in Wilmington, N.C., where he was a master electrician. Joel took his friendship and his relationships with people very seriously.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Joel Epling Brock; and his maternal grandparents, Gladys Lane Crotts and Taylor Crotts.
In addition to his parents, survivors include the love of his life, his wife of 16 years, Debra Ann Reed Brock; his paternal grandmother, Beulah Brock of Princeton; two brothers, Dwight Brock and his wife Candie of Princeton and Mark Brock and his wife Carolyn of Flat Top; a brother-in-law, Greg Reed of Denver, N.C.; a special nephew, Logan Brock of Princeton; uncles and aunts, Mamie Frazier of Princeton, Bill and Margaret Crotts of Princeton, Raymond and Pat Crotts of Bluefield, Brenda Danner of Colorado, Lanny and Dorothy Brock of St. Simons Island, Ga., Bill and Joyce Henthorn of Dublin, Va., Joe and Pamala Wynn of Beckley and special aunt and uncle, Leona and Paul Abshire of Bluefield; and numerous cousins, including special cousins, William and Ruth Cuccaro of Athens.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Paul Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Friends will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call today from 6-9 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bailey-kirk.com.
Robert Nelson Harmon
BASTIAN, Va. — Robert Nelson Harmon, 80, of Bastian, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 at Princeton Community Hospital.
He was born in Bastian on Jan. 12, 1926. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Hoge and Mary Kitts Harmon; his special nephew, Richard Harmon; five sisters, Ella Bruce, Ruth Clements, Nannie Pennington, Virginia Spicer and Flora “Poie” Buckingham; six brothers, Swanson, Kenneth, J. Hoge Jr., Woodrow, Bill and Donald Harmon.
He is survived by a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bastian Church of God with the Rev. David Webb officiating. Burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Bastian.
The family will receive friends at the Bastian Church of God on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Arrangements by A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, Va.
ATHENS — Maria Heath, 72, of 325 N. State Street in Athens passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 at her residence.
Born March 27, 1933 in Italian/Slovenija, she was the daughter of the late Ivan and Antonija Vatovec Pockaj. She was a homemaker and a servant of God. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Ada and had been a resident of this area for several years. Maria was a citizen of and appreciated the USA, it's people and life style. She spoke several foreign languages fluently, loved to read her Bible and talk to people about Jesus. She was the founder of “Gospel on Wheels”, an endeavor to furnish Bibles to underprivileged persons seeking God's word such as those incarcerated, etc.
In addition to her parents, her first husband, Glen Dicken of Island Creek preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Wallace E. Heath of Athens; stepson, Mark Dicken and wife Leah of Cumberland, Md.; sister-in-law, Maxine Hendrickson of Cumberland, Md.; and special friend and neighbor, Luther Owens of Athens.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at the Church of Christ in Ada with Evangelist Jim Hill and Dr. Rickey Bradley officiating with the eulogy being delivered by Tom Huff. Burial will follow at the Athens Cemetery. The Marine Corps League will serve as pallbearers.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home but friends may call at the church from 2 p.m. until the service hour on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ at Ada, P.O. Box 10, Athens, WV 24712.
Fredeking Funeral Service in Oakvale is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph “Joe” Keene
GRUNDY, Va. — Joseph "Joe" Keene, 52, of Grundy, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born in Buchanan County, Va., Aug. 12, 1953, he was the son of the late Ed Keene and Nancy Thornsbury Keene. He attended Penn State University, Southwest Virginia Community College where he received a National Electronics Certification, employee of Jewell Smokeless Coal Corp., and was a member of the Maple Grove Church of Christ where he served as a deacon. He was an avid outdoorsman, and golfer. He was a member of the Willow Brook County Club and the Dismal River Hunting Club. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 17 AF & AM.
He was a servant for Buchanan County where he served on many Boards including, Buchanan County Board of Supervisors North Grundy District. He was presently serving on several Boards of Buchanan County including: The Board of Directors of the Virginia Coalfields Economic Development Authority, Buchanan County Disability Service Board, People Incorporated Board of Directors. He was also serving on the Board of Trustees of the University of Appalachia, and a member of the Slate Creek Fire Dept. He was a great supporter of the Buchanan County Technology and Career Program and Chairman of the General Advisory Committee.
He was a former member and Chairman of the Buchanan County School Board and former Vice Chairman of the Buchanan County Democratic Electoral Board.
He was one of the founders of the Buchanan County Public Schools Educational Foundation whose primary function is to award scholarships to seniors of all high schools in the county. He was serving as Chairman of this foundation.
Joseph "Joe" Keene was a dedicated, soft spoken, hardworking, compassionate public official who was a man of honor and integrity, who served Buchanan County well as one of its leaders during a period of great achievement for the county.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother: Hufford Keene.
He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years: Veronica Jean Stacy Keene of Grundy; one daughter: Amanda Paige Keene of Grundy; one son: Dr. Anthony Paul Keene of Dayton, Ohio; mother-in-law: Nora Stacy of Grundy; three sisters: Audrey Matney of Grundy, Kansas Cole of Pilgrim Knob, Va., Alice Justus of Jolo; three brothers: Jack Keene, Earl Keene and Willie Keene all of Grundy; four sisters-in-law: Linda Chaney of Abingdon, Va., Rita Matney of Grundy, Mona Anderson of Abingdon, Kimberly Ratliff of Rosedale, Va.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Joseph "Joe" Keene will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel, Grundy with Evangelists: Burb Riffe, Michael Trent, Hobert Kennedy and the Reverend Jerry Wilson officiating. Entombment will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Va.
Active pallbearers will be Sonnie Matney, Terry Matney, Steve Hurley, Carl Street, James Stacy, Jimmy Stiltner, Keith Kennedy, Darrell Cantrell, Rev. Jerry Wilson and Robert Rife.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Looney, Donnie Mullins, Eugene Anderson, Dickey Chaney, Willie Keene, Donald Matney, Ricky Wadell, Gary Prater, James Keene, Tim Ratliff, Gerald Kendrick, Carl Evans, Willard Wagner, Lonzo Ward, nephews and Buchanan County Board of Supervisors.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today. Evening service will be held today and Friday at 7 p.m.
Full Masonic Rites will be conducted at the funeral home Friday evening at 7 p.m. by the Grundy Masonic Lodge No. 17 AF & AM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Maple Grove Church of Christ, HC 61 Box 64B, Grundy, VA 24614.
Memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.shortridgeramey.com.
The family of Joseph "Joe" Keene is being served by Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy.
IAEGER — Emrick Lester, 74, of Iaeger, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Bluefield.
Mr. Lester was born Feb. 25, 1931 at Hanover, a son of the late Jennings and Elizabeth Cline Lester. He was a retired coal miner, a United States veteran having served during the Korean conflict, and a member of the Bradshaw Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Helen Hager Lester; two daughters, Rebecca and Deborah Lester; six brothers, Joe, Alonzo, Clyde, Vernie, Ronald, and Cletis “Pete” Lester; and two sisters, Shirley Lester Cline and Truby Lester preceded him in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Emily Whitt and husband Jerry of Raysal; one granddaughter, Jessica Turner and husband J.D. Turner of Springville, Va.; one step-granddaughter, Jerri Baker and husband Tony of Princeton; one brother, Bueford Lester and wife Peggy of Hamlin; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 at the chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger with the Reverend Kenny Stevenson and the Reverend Randy Lester officiating. Burial will follow in Lester Cemetery at Joe Point near Hanover. Jerry Whitt, James Turner, Doug Blankenship, Sonny Phelips, Dave Peery, and Clyde Turner will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Arrangements by Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger.
John J. Merricks
HURLEY, Va. — John J. Merricks, 82, of Hurley, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006 at his home following a courageous hard fought battle with an extended illness.
Born June 1, 1923 in Williamson, he was the son of the late John J. Merricks Sr. and Yantus Payne. He was a veteran of World War II, 50+ year member of the Odd Fellows, member of the UMWA and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was also a member of the Vansant Church of Christ and a loyal Braves Fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Dow Merricks, Doyle Payne and Harold "Turk'' Payne.
Survives: His wife of 60 years, Mary Magdalene "Mag'' Merricks of Hurley; one son, John Merricks III and wife Cynthia; three daughters, Ruth Ann Selfe and friend Wayne Wiseman of Roanoke, Va., Mrs. Harry (Phyllis) Scott of Vansant, Va., Mrs. Rickey (Mary Elizabeth) Stiltner of Hurley; Two sisters, Billie Justus and Betty Fugle; one brother, Jack Payne; special caretakers, Ruby Charles, Shelby Cline and Judy Hurt; two granddaughters, Angelia Ward Baldwin and April Scott Wimmer; two step-grandsons, Jeremy and Jason Stiltner; one great-grandson, Tanner Chase Baldwin.
Funeral services for John J. Merricks will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at the Vansant Church of Christ with Evangelists Bill Neely and Mike Rife officiating with burial to follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the church where a song service will be held at 7 p.m. with Evangelists Dennis Wimmer and Michael Trent officiating.
Active pallbearers will be family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Clinton Sutherland, Ricky Adkins, Bob Adkins, Tommy Adkins, Jerry Lester, Lloyd Lester, James Blankenship, Jim Lockhart, Bob Lester, Lonnie Brown, Harold Gillespie and Elders and Deacons of the Vansant Church of Christ.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by John Ratliff Post No. 164 of the American Legion.
Virginia Funeral Home in Grundy, Va. is in charge of arrangements.
William “Bill” Raymond Mullins
BRADSHAW — William “Bill” Raymond Mullins, 82, of Bradshaw, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 in the V.A. Medical Center in Beckley.
Mr. Mullins was born Nov. 24, 1923 in Big Stone Gap, Va., a son of the late Luther and Janie Thompson Rife. He was a former coal miner and truck driver. Additionally, Mr. Mullins was a disabled United States veteran having served during World War II, a member of the D.A.V., and affiliated with the Church of God.
In addition to his parents, one son, Charles Grayson Mullins, and three brothers, Morris Mullins, Fred Rife, and Wayne Rife preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Brummett Mullins of the home; three daughters, Sylvia Mullins of Louisville, Ky., Billie Jean Mullins of Bradshaw, and Makaela Mullins of the home; three sons, Donnie Mullins of Mesa, Ariz., Larry Mullins of Senor, Ky., and Ricky Mullins of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Joann Horn of McAllister, Okla.; one brother, Ralph Rife of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 at the Old Country Church at Raysal with the Reverend Charley Kennedy and the Reverend Jimmy Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va. where military graveside services will be conducted. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at the church Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 after 5 p.m.
Arrangements by Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger.
Edna Mae Pruett
CLINTON, Md. — Edna Mae Pruett, 88, of Clinton, formerly of Tazewell, Va., died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 at the Southern Maryland Medical Center in Clinton.
Born June 29, 1917 in Tazewell County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Ella Rasnick Robinette. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi International.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sanders Bramble Pruett; three sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include one daughter, Shirley White and husband, Fred of Clinton with whom she made her home; one son, Douglas Pruett and wife, Lynn of Stafford, Va.; four grandsons, Timothy Pruett, Blake Pruett, Lance Pruett, and Danny White Sr.; one granddaughter, Michelle White; three great grandsons, Danny Lee White Jr., Nicholas Lee White, and Matthew Douglas Pruett; two great granddaughters, Laura Lee White and Caitlin Pruett; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Va. with Pastor Wayne Proffitt officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. Grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Timothy Pruett, Blake Pruett, Lance Pruett, Danny White Sr., Danny Lee White Jr. and Matthew Douglas Pruett.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today, Feb. 9, 2006.
Mr. Morland Jackson (Virgil) Rose
JEWELL RIDGE, Va. — Mr. Morland Jackson (Virgil) Rose, 71, of Jewell Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 in a Richlands, Va. hospital.
Born Sept. 26, 1934 in Dickenson County, Va., he was the son of the late Tivis and Effie Perrigan Rose. He was a coal miner and was a member of Dry Fork Primitive Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Jackie Rose and Ricky Lynn Rose; three brothers, Earl Rose, Gerald Rose and Burlin Rose; and one infant sister.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Farmer Rose; four sons, Bobby Rose and wife Yvonne of Jewell Ridge, Virgil Rose and wife Shannon of Bristol, Tenn., Darrell Wayne Rose of Abingdon, Va., and Brian Rose and wife Tammy of Pounding Mill, Va.; four daughters, Connie Burnett and husband Dave of Princeton, Kathy Cantrell and husband Dennis of Chase City, Va., Molly Sue Rose of Jewell Ridge, and Jeannie Rogers and husband James of Carnesville, Ga.; two brothers, James Rose and Harold Rose both of Coeburn, Va.; two sisters, Margie Carty and Loretta Hamilton both of Coeburn; 24 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff, Va. with Elder Frank Viers, Elder Bobby Rose and Elder Henry Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Va. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today with a service at 7 p.m. with Elder Elmer Brown, Elder Don Stacy and Elder Joel Turner officiating at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.SingletonFuneralService.com.
Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Rose family.
Anna Lou Skeens
RICH CREEK, Va. — Anna Lou Skeens, 68, of Rich Creek, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 at Princeton Community Hospital.
Born March 29, 1937 at Ballard, she was the daughter of the late Finley H. and Mabel Gearhart Spangler. Ms. Skeens was employed by Riverview Restaurant in Rich Creek and Johnstons Inn in Princeton, and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Rich Creek.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Floyd, Paul, and Phillip.
Survivors include one daughter, Connie Alston and husband Jim of Harrisburg, N.C.; two sons, Barry Skeens and wife Mary Lou of Grayslake, Ill. and Brent Skeens and wife Michelle of Rich Creek; one brother, Eugene Spangler and wife Marie of Bristol, Tenn.; three grandchildren, James, Zachary, and Jacob of Rich Creek; special friends, Betty Tompkins and Karen Fowler.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown with the Rev. Jim Pickett officiating. Burial will follow in Peterstown Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, Feb. 9, 2006 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.
Mary Katherine Vinciguerra
BRAMWELL — Mary Katherine Vinciguerra passed away at her home in Bramwell on Monday, Feb. 6, 2006.
Mary was the daughter of the late Grace and Mike Vinciguerra of Thacker Mines. She was retired from the Mercer County Board of Education as a school teacher and was a member of the St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Pocahontas, Va.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Rudolph, Philip, Albert and Ralph and two sisters, Youla and Martha.
Survivors include: Brothers, Joe Vinciguerra of Bramwell, Mike Vinciguerra and wife Shirley of Bluefield; sisters, Nannie Varalli of Bramwell, Betty Karl of Spring Lake Heights, N.J.
Requiem Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at the St. Elizabeth's Parish in Pocahontas with Father Dan Brady as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Bluewell where nephews, Carman Liuzzo, Michael Liuzzo, Mark Karl, Brian Kendrick, Joseph Romeo, Tucker Karl and George Haydu will serve as pallbearers.
The Vinciguerra family will receive friends at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell today, Feb. 9, 2006 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. with a Christian Wake Service to be conducted at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Elizabeth's Parish in Pocahontas, Va. and/or Philip Vinciguerra Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Elizabeth Vinciguerra, Matewan, WV.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the Vinciguerra family.
John T. Wade
KIMBALL — John T. Wade, 91, of the Tidewater section (P.O. Box 541), Kimball, (24853), peacefully departed this life on Friday, Feb. 3, 2006 at Princeton Community Hospital.
Born Oct. 3, 1914 in Rocky Mount, Va., he was the son of the late Creed and Ella Hughes Wade. He resided in Kimball most of his life and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. Mr. Wade retired after being employed 43 years at U.S. Steel in Gary. He was a faithful member and Deacon of Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in Kimball, where he enjoyed singing with the Community Choir.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Wade.
Survivors include: His loving wife of 34 years, Bertha M. Hazzard Wade; two sons, Spencer Wade of Greensboro, N.C. and Tony Wade of Atlanta, Ga.; a stepson and his wife, Darrell and Rosalee Law Towles of Kimball; a stepdaughter, Yolanda Tucker of Christiansburg, Va.; two brothers, Charlie Wade of Bridgeport, Conn. and Lloyd Wade of Rocky Mount; two sisters, Irene Helms of Ferrum, Va. and Emma Niblett of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a special grandson, Leonard Tucker Jr., whom he helped raise; two granddaughters, Antionette Wade and Antonia Wade; four nephews, Buddy Helms, Rufus Helms, Ronnie Helms and Edward Wade; three nieces, Louise Boyd, Sarah Wade and Emma K. Moore; and a host of great-nephews, great-nieces, many other devoted relatives; his church family and friends.
A homegoing service celebrating the life of Mr. Wade will be held at noon, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 at the Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in Kimball with the Reverend Courtney Wallace officiating. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Bluewell, where burial rites will be conducted by the Mercer County Veterans’ Council.
Mr. Wade’s relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers and flower bearers.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Arrangements and Services entrusted to the Gregory-Page Funeral Home in Welch.
Funerals scheduled today include:
• Vivian Beecher Dixon: 1 p.m., George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial will follow at the Bowling Family Cemetery, Spanishburg.
• Mrs. Gladys Mae Fletcher: 11 a.m., graveside service at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton.
• Halsey Justice: 1 p.m., Greenbrier Freewill Baptist Church in Panther. Burial will follow in Vernatter Cemetery, Mohawk.
• Robert “Bobby” Matthews Jr.: 11 a.m., graveside service at the Hot Coal Cemetery, Sophia.
• Robert Lee May: Noon, Bethany Bible Church in Hurley, Va. Burial will follow in the Lee Davis Cemetery, Slate Creek, Va.
• Leo Molin: 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Powhatan. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Bluewell.
• Herbert “Bud” Phillips: 8 p.m., Henline-Hughes Funeral Home Chapel in Bakersville, N.C. Burial at 2 p.m. Friday at Maplewood Cemetery, Tazewell, Va.
• Novella Smith Six: 11 a.m., Bland United Methodist Church in Bland, Va. Burial will follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Bland.
• Rena Mae Walker: 11 a.m., graveside service at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.
• Mr. Kevin Dean Wise: 1 p.m., Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell.
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