Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

September 27, 2006

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006


Carol Dian Bailey, 60, of Newport, Va., died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006. Kendall Funeral Home of Pembroke, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Charles (Skip) Hansen, of York, S.C., formerly of Bluefield, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 in a Rock Hill, S.C. hospital. Arrangements are incomplete in York. Submitted by Richardson Funeral Home of Bluefield.

Jean Endicott Hardin, 58, of the Lower Mill Branch section of Slate Creek, Grundy, Va., died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006 following an extended illness. Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy is in charge of arrangements.

Noah W. Horn, 77, of Vansant, Va., died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 in MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Buchanan Funeral Service at Keen Mountain, Va.

Joseph Michael Schuler, 85, of Thorpe, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 at McDowell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gary. Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is in charge of arrangements.

Drema Lee Worrell, 73, of Peterstown, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 at The Hospice Care Center, Port Orange, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.


Bill Belcher

KIMBALL— Bill Belcher, 83, of Kimball (Carswell Addition), died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 at Welch Community Hospital after a short illness.

Born Dec. 21, 1922 in Mullens, he was the son of the late Arthur “Ott” and Almedia Allen Belcher. He was affiliated with the Protestant faith, was a former coal miner for Eastern Gas and Fuel at Carswell. He was a former automobile mechanic having worked last at the Kimball Amoco Station, and was a resident of Carswell most of his life.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Rudolph Belcher and a sister-in-law, Ethel Green Belcher; one sister, Margaret Bowman and a brother-in-law, Raymond Bowman.

Survivors include: His wife, Lucille Roark Belcher of the home (Kimball); two sons, Dennis “Denny” Belcher and wife Dinah of Lancaster, S.C., Ronald “Ronnie” Belcher and wife Renee of Kings Mountain, N.C.; two daughters, Joyce Hunt and husband Rev. Jesse Hunt of Gary, Judy Belcher of Kimball; five grandsons, Jimmy Hunt and wife Tammy of Nokomis, Fla., Joey Hunt and wife Rachael of Nashville, Tenn., Jeffery Hunt of Statesville, N.C., Bryan Belcher of Mt. Airy, N.C., Gary Belcher and wife Jennifer of Fort Mill, S.C.; one granddaughter, Denise Thomas and husband James (Kip) of Lancaster, S.C.; three step-granddaughters, Lynn Whittaker and husband Jack of Welch, Jeannie Brittain and husband Mark of Shelby, N.C., Heather Justice and husband Mike of Shelby; seven step-great grandchildren, Nikki Whittaker of Beckley, Richard Whittaker III of Welch, Brandon Justice, Bryanna Justice, Kelsey Brittain, Madison Brittain, and Allison Brittain of Shelby; five sisters-in-law, Marie Roark of Kimball, Gladys Williams and husband Coy of Princeton, Virginia Powell of Indianapolis, Ind., Ruby Cline of Lexington, N.C., Nancy Roark of Belair, Md.; two brothers-in-law, Bill Roark and wife Mildred of Kimball, Eugene Roark of Kimball.

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