Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 8, 2012

Betty Pauline Carner

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Betty Pauline Carner, age 93, of 9604 New Hope Road, Bluefield, W.Va., died on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Loving Hands Nursing Home in Green Valley. “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”

Born on June 2, 1919 in Mercer County, she was a daughter of Joseph and Cora Gamble Gullion. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Bluewell, a graduate of Concord College and West Virginia University and taught 35 years in Mercer and McDowell County Schools.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Gullion (1878-1963) and Cora Gamble Gullion (1879-1958); her husband, Morris Carner (1921-1996); infant son, Wendel Joseph (1948); and siblings, Dorothea, Clayton, George, Herbert, Lula, Beulah, Charlie, Johnny, Cecil, Margie, William and Brownlow.

Survivors include: Daughters: Amy Oliver and husband Steve of Bluefield, W.Va., Lynn Mosko and husband George of Bluefield, W.Va., Cora Carner of Bluefield, W.Va.; grandchildren: Hillary Oliver, Nathaniel and Jessica Oliver, Cara Jo Vance, Joseph and Nicholas Mosko.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with the Rev. James Milam officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell.

Friends may call on Wednesday afternoon from 1:30-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family is accepting online condolences at

The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.