The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 17, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Margaret Jane (Olson) Beard

Margaret Jane (Olson) Beard left this life at Pine Lodge Nursing Home on Dec. 15, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born on December 1, 1928, at Skelton, WV, the fourth daughter of Eric and Margaret Olson, both deceased.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Ann Beard, and by siblings Mary Dean, George, Charles Eric, Ann Falconer and Clara Sandberg.

She is survived by granddaughter Mallory Mann of Beckley, WV, brother Thomas of Huntington, WV, numerous nieces and nephews, her good friends Barbara and Kathy Baker, and her faithful and loving church family at Calloway Heights Baptist Church.

There will be no visitation or funeral service. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

James K. Bledsoe

NORTH SPRING — James K. Bledsoe, 63, of North Spring, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Little Cub Baptist Church, North Spring, with the Rev. Randall Staton and the Rev. William Cook officiating. He will be laid to rest in Bledsoe Family Cemetery, North Spring. Friends may gather with the family after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, and Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the church.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

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

Collin Lee Blevins

Collin Lee Blevins, infant son of Nicole Nadine Blevins, was stillborn Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

Graveside services will be noon Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Harrah Cemetery, Backus Mountain.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Angela Mae (Jones) Burdette

SISSONVILLE — Angela Mae (Jones) Burdette, 53, of Sissonville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

Service times are pending with Long and Fisher Funeral Home, 6837 Sissonville Drive, Sissonville.

Geraldine Harris Coleman

Mrs. Geraldine Harris Coleman, 85, of Beckley died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Free and Independent Holiness Church, 106 Seventh St., Beckley, with Bishop John Grant officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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