The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 2, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Nov. 2, 2012


Vincent J. Dixon

PEORIA, Ill. — Vincent J. Dixon, 91, of Peoria, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Jimmie Smith Ellis

OAK HILL — Jimmie Smith Ellis, 74, of Oak Hill, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 29, 2012.

Born January 22, 1937, he was a son of the late Thomas and Ida Johnson Ellis.

Jimmie loved the Lord; he always witnessed about the Lord with everyone he met. He loved his family and was a good and kind person.

Jimmie worked in the coal mines for over 30 years. He attended North Sand Branch Worship Center.

In addition to his parents, Jimmie is preceded in death by his brothers, Charlie Ellis, Billy Ellis, Daniel Ellis and Bobby Ellis; sisters, Thelma Harper, Louise McDougall, Georgia Ellis, Linda McKinney; granddaughter, Brittany Ann Williams.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Betty Jo Ellis of Oak Hill; daughters, Kathy Perry and husband Wayne of Oak Hill, Debbie Christian of Morgantown, Vicki Bourogaa of Atlanta, Ga., Pam Kelley and husband Ray of Glen Jean; brother, Tommy Ellis and wife Lucille of Sophia; sisters, Janey Sweeney of Ohio, June Blankenship and husband Bob of Ohio; six grandchildren, two great-granddaughters.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2012, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum of Faith Chapel, with Pastor Ken Souder officiating. Entombment will follow.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

Patricia Lynn Billings Hudgins

BLAND, Va. — Patricia Lynn Billings Hudgins, 50, formerly of Maybeury, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell, with the Rev. Darryl Christian officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701, is serving the family.

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