The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 6, 2014

Obituaries — Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

Walter Cleveland Bradley

ALDERSON — Walter Cleveland Bradley, 84, of Alderson, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 4, 2014.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union with the Rev. Clifford Stone and the Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. View Cemetery at Sweet Springs. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the funeral home.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Ruth Collier

Margaret Ruth Collier, 85, of Beckley, passed away peacefully after an extended illness on Saturday, January 4, 2014, with her loving family at her side.

Born September 2, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Nick and Elizabeth Easton Thompson.

Margaret was a graduate of Stoco High School and a graduate of the Raleigh General Nursing School. She was a registered nurse for forty-three years. Margaret was of the Christian faith and she dedicated her life to her family and friends. She was loved by everyone.

In addition to her parents, Margaret is preceded in death by her first husband James E. Agee, and her sister Patty Thompson Calvert.

Those left to cherish her memory include her devoted husband Bill Collier; sons, James E. Agee and wife Drema of Stanaford, Mark H. Agee and wife Edna of Woodbridge, VA, Matthew P. Agee and wife Tina of Fredrick, MD, William “Pat” Collier and wife Renee of Dinwiddie, VA, John C. Collier and wife Meredith of Beckley; stepson, Matthew D. Young of Atlanta, GA; brother, Nick Thompson; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Friends may gather from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 6, 2014, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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

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