The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 25, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Jan. 27, 2013


Lorraine ‘Tootie’ Spurlock

GRIFFITHSVILLE — Lorraine “Tootie” Spurlock, 91, of Griffithsville, passed away Monday, January 22, 2013, at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital.

She was born July 28, 1921, in Yawkey, W.Va., a daughter of the late Robert Harrison and Nannie Johnson Porter.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Froud Spurlock, and two sisters, Ardith McCormick and Omal Valentine.

She was a homemaker, Charter member of the Yawkey Methodist Church, member of the Women’s Club of Hamlin for more than 60 years. She enjoyed doing handwork, reading and cooking for family and friends. Her kitchen was open just like her heart.

She is survived by two sons, Ben G. (Iris) of Beckley, and Thomas H. (Debbie) of Midland, Texas; a daughter, Rebecca S. Wiley of Huntington; grandsons, Craig (Carolyn), Barry (Buffy), Morgan and Matthew (Alison); great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Caitlin Hulver (Richard), Austin, Bailey, Piper, Addison, Laken, Reese, Ryan; her other daughter, Sandy Linn; and special friends Lou Ellen McClure and Sonya Stickler.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2013, at Yawkey Methodist Church with Butch Loftis, Dave Callison and Kim Matthews officiating. The burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery, Sweetland, W.Va.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.Va.

Arrangements by Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Annie Braenovich Thomas

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Annie Braenovich Thomas, 89, of Wilmington, formerly of Page, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with the Rev. Delmas Wolfe officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, 162 Court St., Charleston, WV 25301.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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