The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 14, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Kelly Jean Anderson

TROUTMAN, N.C. — Kelly Jean Anderson, 51 of Troutman, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Tower Nursing and Rehab in Raleigh, N.C., after a long Illness.

Born March 21, 1961, in Beckley, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Shirley Anderson of Glen Rodgers.

Kelly worked in healthcare for many years and enjoyed caring for others and spending time with family and friends. Kelly’s favorite times was watching Dalton play sports.

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her two brothers, Jerry Anderson of Charleston, W.Va., Kevin Anderson and wife Cyndi, of Troutman, N.C.; one sister Coleen Anderson of Raleigh, N.C.; a nephew, Dalton Anderson of Troutman, N.C.  

Memorial services celebrating Kelly’s life will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at Glen Rodgers Community Church in Glen Rodgers, W.Va.

Corine Elswick Blankenship

KOPPERSTON — Corine Elswick Blankenship, 77, of Kopperston, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.  on Friday, November 16, 2012, in the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church, with Pastor Jackie Grimmett officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until service time at the church.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Marshall Brant

LEWISBURG — Marshall Brant, 88, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 9, 1924, he was the son of the late Harry and Ada Flecher Brant.

He was a member of Enon Baptist Church. He retired from Appalachian Tire and Greenbrier State Forest. He was a Navy veteran of World war II.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Browie Stover, Cleo Corprew, Pearl McClung, Grace Brant and Helen Drishell, and two brothers, Basil and James.

Survivors include his wife, Jean of Lewisburg; a son, Vincent of Martinsburg; two daughters, Donna Brant of Frederick, Md. and Debra Cooper of Blacksburg, Va.; a sister, Audra Tye of  Lancaster, Texas; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with the Rev. Steve Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens.

Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Enon Baptist Church, c/o Larry Wykle, HC 37 Box 59A, Frankford, WV 24938.

McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

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