The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 6, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Matthew T. Bounds

MT. LOOKOUT — Matthew T. Bounds, 75 of Mt. Lookout, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Glen Ferris Apostolic Church at Glen Ferris, with Pastor Aaron Bounds and Pastor David Bounds officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens at Victor

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Glen Ferris Apostolic Church in Glen Ferris.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted is in charge of arrangements.


Samuel Elbert Brown

Samuel Elbert Brown, 73, of Timber Ridge Drive, Beckley, passed away following a short illness on February 3rd, 2014.

Born September 12, 1940, he was the son of the late Elbert and Blendine McClung Brown. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Joe Brown and Fred Brown.

Sam served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1962 and was very proud to be a veteran.

He previously worked as a salesman for Boyertown Casket Company in Pennsylvania and then worked for Roadway Express Trucking Company as an operations manager in Pennsylvania and later transferred to Maryland. He also worked for Jones Motor Trucking Company as a terminal manager in Pennsylvania. His last employment was as a freelance court reporter in Beckley.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Peggy; his sister, Cheryl Kirk, and husband, Jerry; his in-laws; and good friends, Billy Redden and Charlie Coleman.

A memorial service will be held at Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Beckley with full military honors at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014. Friends may gather with the family from 12:30 until the time of the service.

The family would like to thank the V.A. Medical Center ER and ICU staff for the excellent nursing care given to Sam during his hospital stay. A personal thanks to his nurses Cindy and Jeremy, and to Dr. Anand.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Beckley VA Medical Center at 200 Veterans Ave., Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr., Beckley.

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