The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 30, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

Olivia Shannon Burley

OAK HILL — Olivia Shannon Burley passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital at birth.

A memorial service to commemorate her birth will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Fellowship Memorial Baptist Church, Oak Hill, with Sharon Hughes officiating. Private burial will be held by her mom and dad.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Burley family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

Raymond L. Burnett

MEADOW BRIDGE — Raymond L. Burnett, 87, of Meadow Bridge went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, November 28, 2013, at the Raleigh Center in Daniels following a long illness.

Born September 20, 1926, at Lawton, WV, he was a son of the late Frank P. and Matilda A. Harmon Burnett.

A member of the Meadow Bridge Missionary Baptist Church where he enjoyed attending Sunday School and Church as long as his health permitted, Veteran of the United States Navy, he served his country in the Pacific during the Pearl Harbor invasion. Raymond retired from Union Carbide after 35 years of service.

Preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Grimmett Burnett; two sisters, Doris Ann Burnett and Garnett S. Holliday; and three brothers, Ray, Roy and Ralph Burnett.

Those left to cherish his memory include one sister, Eula Vire Tread of Virginia; one brother, Robert F. Burnett and wife Peggy of Hilltop; one stepson, David Olen Grimmett of Virginia; one sister-in-law, Peggy Burnette of Meadow Bridge; several stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2013, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Mike Whisman officiating. Burial will follow in the Restwood Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from noon until time of services on Monday.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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