Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

February 3, 2013

Ronald Spurgeon Grogan

CORTEZ, Fla. — Ronald Spurgeon Grogan, 75, of Cortez, Fla. and Hiawassee, Ga., died January 28, 2013. Born in Lashmeet, West Virginia, to the late Riley “Spud” Spurgeon Grogan and Oma Hurst Grogan, he moved to Bradenton/Cortez in 1998 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

A veteran of the U.S. Army during Vietnam, he was a member of Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church in Bradenton and attended Hiawassee United Methodist Church when in  Hiawassee. He was a manager at VA Hospitals across the country, a Mason, a member of the American Legion, Kentucky Colonels, and he was the grandson of Rufus Spurgeon Grogan, an Evangelist.

Survived by wife of 27 years, Marsha of Cortez, Fla. and Hiawassee, Ga.; daughters, Rhonda (Clay) Wagenlander of Ft. Thomas, Ky. and Michele (Todd) Bartels of Roanoke, Texas; brother, Jerry (Rose Nell) Grogan of Princeton, W.Va.; sister, Joyce Coldiron of Columbus, Ohio; brother-in-law, Dennis (Donna) Simerly of Cuba, Ill.; grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Rachael, Tyler, Sean, and Josh.

Visitation 9:00-11:00 a.m. with Masonic Service at 10:00 a.m. and Services to follow at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 26th Street Chapel, 5624 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34207. Burial with Military Honors will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2013 at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241.

Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 2504  34th Avenue West, Bradenton FL 34205.

Condolences online at

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Nathaniel “Boo Boo” Saunders

    Nathaniel “Boo Boo” Saunders, age 67, of Rocky Gap, VA passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

    July 29, 2014

  • Dorothy Mae Smith Hoge Dorothy Mae Smith Hoge

    BLUEFIELD — Dorothy Mae Smith Hoge. The angels came on the evening of Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. and took Dorothy home to be with her Lord and family.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Charles Ray Ellison Sr.

    PRINCETON — Charles Ray Ellison, Sr., 72, of the Courthouse Road, Princeton, died late Sunday night, July 27, 2014 at his residence.

    July 29, 2014

  • Wallace Gray “P.I.” Yates

    NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. — Wallace Gray “P.I.” Yates, age 93 of North Tazewell, VA passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at his daughter's home.

    July 29, 2014

  • Earl McDonald Stillwell Earl McDonald Stillwell

    BLUEFIELD — Earl McDonald Stillwell, 85 of Penmar Ave., Bluefield, West Virginia went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Aubrey Bazel Lawson

    BLUEFIELD, Va. — Aubrey Bazel Lawson, 96 of Bluefield, VA passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

    July 29, 2014

  • John L. Belcher

    FRANKLIN, Va. — John Lundy Belcher, 78, passed away July 27, 2014 at his home.

    July 29, 2014

  • James Gianato James Gianato

    KIMBALL — James Gianato, age 87, of Kimball, WV, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center after a short Illness.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Elizabeth Pearl Baldwin Elizabeth Pearl Baldwin

    LERONA — On July 25, 2014, Elizabeth Pearl Baldwin, 84, was called home to be with Jesus and reunite with her precious Ronald.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Douglas W. Jenkins Douglas W. Jenkins

    PRINCETON — Douglas W. Jenkins, 90, of Princeton formerly of Lashmeet died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Princeton Health Care Center.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo