Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 14, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Deaths

Bernice Neely Clark, 92, of Roanoke, Va., formerly of Narrows, Va., died Friday, March 14, 2008 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows is in charge of arrangements.

Ocie Taylor Lester, 91, of Big Rock, Va., died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. following an extended illness. Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Michael Ray (Mo) Matney, 50, of Breaks, Va., died Thursday, March 13, 2008. Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, Va. is in charge of arrangements.

Justin Keith Matusevich, 21, of Bluewell, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Dudley Memorial Mortuary in Bluefield, Va.

George W. Nunley Jr., 71, of North View Estates, Bluefield, died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Beckley. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.

Kermit T. Sigmon, 81, of Route 5 (Airport Road), Bluefield, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.



Obituaries

Arthur Robert Barrett

BLUEFIELD — Arthur Robert Barrett, 86, of 826 Old Bramwell Road of Bluefield, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at his residence with his family by his side.

Arthur was born on December 24, 1921 in Augusta, Colo. to the late Arthur Glen Barrett and Bessie Tate Barrett.

He had been a resident of Bluefield for the past 84 years, where he was a member of the Bluefield Church of Nazarene. Throughout his life in Bluefield Mr. Barrett became known as one of the best brick masons and concrete finishers in the area while he worked in the construction field. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II receiving several medals while in service. Arthur was a member of the UMWA and a member of the VFW.

In addition to his parents, Arthur was preceded in death by four brothers: Jasper, Claude, Silas and Delbert Barrett and four sisters: Emma Lou, May Ellen, Nancy and Rosalie.

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