The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 7, 2014

Obituaries — Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

Richard W. Bland

Richard W. Bland, 67, of Beckley, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Gerald L. Frazier

GLEN FORK — Gerald L. Frazier, 62, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014, at Raleigh General Hospital.

Born Oct. 18, 1951, in Beckley, he was the son of the late Raymond and Stella Ann Irick Frazier.

Gerald was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and was a retired coal miner. He loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and loved ones. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a very kind, caring, loving and unselfish person who was always there for anyone who needed him. He will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Leann Frazier; a sister, Linda Sue Wright; and a brother, Donald Micheal Frazier.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Pamela Canada Frazier; three children, Pammy Toler and her husband, very special son-in-law, Heath, of NC, Michael Frazier of Gilbert and Jerry Frazier and his wife, Julianna, of Glen Fork; three brothers, Raymond, Gary and Robert Frazier all of Sabine; eight grandchildren, Jeremy Stewart, Brittany Fox, Jordan Sizemore, Courtney Dishmon, Josh Frazier, Brandi Frazier, Tiarra Frazier and Bella Frazier; and one great-granddaughter, Destiny Fox.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Evans Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Valdus Bailey officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Those wishing to share condolences with the family may do so at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Frazier family.

Everett L. Harper

OAK HILL — Everett L. Harper, 77, of Oak Hill, passed away January 4, 2014.

He was born January 4, 1936, to the late Clem and Ocie Davis Harper.

Everett was an Evangelist Minister and a retired contractor.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by great-granddaughter Harmony Madeline Campbell; sisters, Carol Solomon, Evelyn Creamans; brothers Stevie Harper, Larry Harper, Brady Harper; niece, Billie Beard; nephews, Mark Harper and Kevin King.

Those left to cherish his memory are daughters, Denise Ballard, Yvonne Ballard, Donna Harper, Yvette Guthrie; sons, Wayne Harper, David Harris, Michael Harris; caretaker, Jane Newton; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, at Summerlee Wesleyan Church, Oak Hill, with Pastor John Harper officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

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