The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 5, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013


Shawn Michael Bragg

MT. NEBO — Shawn Michael Bragg, 32, of Mt. Nebo, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013.

In keeping with his wishes the body was cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

White Funeral Home at Summersville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilda Cole Bragg

ANSTED — Wilda Cole Bragg, 93, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, following a long illness.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

Neva Blanche Burdette

Neva Blanche Burdette, of Beckley, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Hospice Bowers House, Beckley. She died peacefully at 1:20 p.m. Neva had been a resident of Heartland of Beckley since July 12, 2004.

Neva graduated from the old Hinton Hospital with the last graduating class of 1945. Neva was an excellent registered nurse and enjoyed her work.

Those who preceded her in death were Thomas H. Burdette, the love of her life, on Feb. 6, 1964. Also a sister, Gladys Lilly and Irene Alderman.

Neva will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Marguerite Burdette; a sister, Virginia Baker of White Sulphur Springs; a special nephew, Ron Lilly and his wife, Vickey and other nieces and nephews; a special nurse, Becky Claypool; a good friend of the family, Dolly Spencer.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Pivont Funeral Home in Hinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Dale Dean Chipps Sr.

KERENS — Dale Dean Chipps Sr., 92, of Kerens, W.Va., departed this life early Sunday morning, February 3, 2013, at the Princeton Community Hospital at Princeton.

He had been in declining health for the past three months.

He was born Thursday, December 30, 1920, at Elkins, a son of the late Clinton B. and Mabel Dean Chipps. On November 1, 1941, he was married to the former Mildred Louise Poling, who preceded him in death October 12, 2006. They had celebrated 64 years of marriage.

Surviving are two sons, Dale Dean Chipps Jr., Fort Myers, FL; Thomas S. Chipps and wife Jane Rothlisberger Chipps, Beckley; five grandchildren, Lory Chipps Dillon and husband Tyler, Ft. Myers, FL; Matthew Dean Chipps, Bridgeport; Jason Thomas Chipps and wife Katherine, Charleston; Ashley Jane Chipps; and Joshua Hunter Chipps, both of Beckley; and five great grandchildren, Braden Thomas Chipps; Ella Grace Chipps; Hannah Marie Dillon; Tyler Dillon, III; and Jack Dillon.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Preceding him in death are one sister, Pauline Arles Harsh; and two granddaughters, Carey Elizabeth Chipps; and Kelly Suzanne Chipps.

He was a graduate of Elkins High School with the Class of 1939 and was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving during World War II, from 1942 to 1945, being a part of the Normandy Invasion, the Casablanca Invasion and served on the Atlantic Fleet Flag Ship that carried President Truman. He was an employee of the WV Division of Highways with 35 years of service, retiring as the Supervisor of the District 8 Material Testing Laboratory. He was a member of the former Kerens Lodge No. 183, IOOF, was a member of the H. W. Daniel’s Post No. 29, American Legion, the Tygarts Valley Post No. 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Elkins Lodge No. 108, A. F. & A. M. where he was a 32 degree Mason and the former Harts Chapel Methodist Church at Kerens.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Friday, February 8, 2013 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Kevin Gainer will officiate and interment will follow at the Israel Cemetery at Kerens, WV, where the H. W. Daniel’s Post No. 29, American Legion, the Tygarts Valley Post No. 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the United States Navy will conduct full military honors.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Israel Church Cemetery Fund, Route 2, Box 304-B, Elkins, WV 26241.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at;

The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home, 120 First St., Elkins, is in charge of the arrangements.

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