Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 15, 2008

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008


Angelina (Angel) Merriweather Durante, 39, Snellville, Ga., formerly of Northfork, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 at Emory East Side Medical Center in Snellville. Arrangements will be announced by Widener Funeral Home of Northfork.

Jeremy Scott Roberts, 27, of Tamcliffe section of Gilbert, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at his residence. Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.


William J. Beard Jr.

WELCH — William J. Beard Jr., 88, of Welch, passed away Monday, January 14, 2008 at Welch Community Hospital.

Born in Wilcoe, he was the son of the late William J. Beard Sr. and Lena Cundiff Beard. He worked for Norfolk & Southern Railroad for 39 years, having retired in 1982 as Assistant Supervisor of Signals and Communications in the Pocahontas Division. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy, and a ham radio operator. He was of the Christian faith.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lucile Jackson Beard of the home; a son, Dr. John Beard of Alpharetta, Ga.; a daughter, Beverly Diane Beard of Tallahassee, Fla.; a son from a previous marriage, Kenneth Beard of Bluefield, Va.; and a granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Beard of Alpharetta, Ga.

Funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Douglas Mortuary chapel, Welch. Conducting the service will be his brothers-in-law, the Rev. David L. Jackson of Johnstown, Ohio, the Rev. Doyle B. Rogers of Shippensburg, Pa., and the Rev. Donald Cartwright of Waterflow, N.M. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

The Douglas Mortuary of Welch is serving the Beard family.

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Helen A. “Angie” Bishop

BLUEFIELD — Helen A. “Angie” Bishop, age 73, of 228 Lakeland Park, Bluefield, went home to Heaven on Sunday, January 13, 2008 while at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

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