Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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December 29, 2006

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006


Marvin A. Brooks, 76, of 91 Green Acres, Princeton, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at Princeton Community Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Paul Daniel Lucas, 60, of Narrows, Va., died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at Carilion Giles Medical Center in Pearisburg, Va. Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows is in charge of arrangements.

James “Ralph” Presley, 74, of 2400 Harmon School Rd., Princeton, died on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.

Mary Dee Snidow, 83, of Kow Camp Road in Pembroke, Va., died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Thurman Burke

RAVEN, Va. — Mr. Thurman Burke, 83, of Route 1, Raven, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006.

Born April 13, 1923 in Buchanan County, Va., he was the son of the late Charlie and Allie Osborne Burke. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ at Coaldan, Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Orthie Shortt Burke; four brothers, Albert Burke, Lewis Burke, Lee Burke and Jessee Burke; five sisters, Susie Terry, Gurtie Boyd, Eula Burke, Trula Burke and Noami Clifton; infant daughter, Cindy Marie Burke; granddaughter, Rita Fay Short; daughter-in-law, Carol Burke; and son-in-law, Jack Rose.

He is survived by two sons, Elmer Lee Burke and wife Elsie of Raven and James Burke of Richlands, Va.; two daughters, Inis Mae Short and husband Dannie of Cedar Bluff, Va., and Anita Carol Cantrell of Radford, Va.; one sister, Madiline Thompson and husband Virgil of Green Castle, Ind.; seven granddaughters, Cindy Marie Burke Cardamone, Nena Ann Burke Horton, Cat Gail Cantrell Arrington, Penny Lynn Cantrell Falck, Freda Kay Shortt Burke, Amy Mae Cantrell and Ginger Noel Burke Bordwine; one grandson, Jamie Lee Cantrell; two step grandchildren, Jackie and Brandy Rose; great grandchildren, Austin Ryan Burke, Megan Bo Bordwine, Jacob Gage Bordwine, Seth Nathaniel Burke, Hayley Morgan Bordwine, Jeff Horton and Skylar Horton; step great grandchild, Catlyn Michelle Williams; special friend, Carl Price; and special companion, Black Jack the dog, also survive.

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