The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Obituaries

March 31, 2011

Obituaries — Thursday, March 31, 2011

Richard Isack Akers Sr.

LAYLAND — Richard Isack Akers Sr., age 79, of Layland, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a long illness.

Born on January 15, 1932 in Wytheville, Va., he was the son of the late Emmett Akers and Mamie Shrewsbury Akers.

Mr. Akers was a retired coal miner. He had made his home at Layland area for the past 40 years, having been a former Wyoming County resident.

Survivors include his sons: Richard I. Akers Jr. of Layland, Randall E. Akers of Charmco,  and Ronald Gene Akers of Layland; a brother, James Kelly Akers of Beckley, and a sister Josephine Akers of Stephenson, W.Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Layland Baptist Church at Layland, on Saturday,  April 2, 2011 at 3 p.m., with Pastor Floyd Bolen officiating. Burial will follow at the Layland Cemetery at Layland.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services on Saturday.

Friends and family members will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net 

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Audra June Brogan

Audra June Brogan, age 94 of Piney View, W.Va., passed away on Saturday March 26, 2011 at the Greystone Inn at Daniels, W.Va., following a short illness.

Born on June 21, 1916 at Crow, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William Clarkson Redden and Bertha Boley Redden.

Mrs. Brogan was a homemaker, and a member of Piney View Bible Church at Piney View, West Virginia. She had made her home at Piney View for most of her adult life. Her hobbies included gardening, working with her flowers, and crafts.

She loved her church, and church family, where she had served in many of the church groups.

Mrs. Brogan was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Brogan and by three brothers and two sisters.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include her children, Dolly Williamson of Belleview, Fla., William J. Brogan and his wife Pauline of Daniels, Deta Peterson and her husband Eugene of Fern Park, Fla., Benny Brogan and his wife Yoko of Brooksville, Fla.,  and Michael Brogan and his wife Linda of Williston, Fla.; three sisters, Pearl Wilson of Beckley, Geraldine Swartz of Murphy, N.C., and Marie Oakes of Shady Spring; 13 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren are also among her survivors.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley, on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Cecil Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at the Calfee Cemetery at Mount Tabor, W.Va.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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