Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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August 24, 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Billy Edward Hodge, 61, of Pearisburg, Va., died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007. Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Michael Steven Nicewander, 46, of Route 3 (Lorton Lick Road), Bluefield, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.

James Plaster, 78, of 405 Park Ave., Drexel, N.C., died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.


Mrs. Alice Coleman

ABINGDON, Va. — Mrs. Alice Coleman, 87, died Thursday, August 23, 2007 at Johnston Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Prater, Va. in Buchanan County and had lived in Abingdon since 1979. She was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Mandy Jane Keene Clevinger.

She was a member of Bull Creek Old Regular Baptist Church in Harmon, Va. She worked as an Avon sales representative for 43 years. She was very active in her children’s education working with the PTA and served as PTA President. She worked as a substitute teacher and enjoyed canning and cooking. She loved people and was a very inspirational person to family and friends.

She was the widow of Bernice Coleman and also preceded in death by an infant son, Billy; one sister, Stella Dales; four brothers, Frank, Fred, Larkin, and Jimmy Clevinger; one granddaughter, Teresa Coleman; and one daughter-in-law, Janice Coleman.

She is survived by three sons, Gary Coleman and fiancée Christa Vesta of Clintwood, Va., James Coleman and wife Anna Ruth of Vansant, Va., and Thomas Coleman and wife Patsy of Grundy, Va.; four daughters, Christine Buckles and husband Jack of Bristol, Va., Lora Anne Viers of Atlanta, Rebecca Jane Mullins of Abingdon, and Mellie Stiltner and husband Larry of Pounding Mill, Va.; one brother, Gilbert Clevinger of Haysi, Va.; four sisters, Lou Owens of Poplar Creek, Va., Rachel Cochran of DeFiance, Ohio, Polly Bateman of Shuglac, Miss., and Jean St. Claire of Harmon, Va.; 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, Elle; cousin, friend and special caregiver, Helen White; and several nieces and nephews.

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