The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 29, 2014

Obituaries — Saturday, March 29, 2014


Betty June Mounts Browning

LITTLE CREEK — Betty June Mounts Browning, 75, of Little Creek, W.Va., received her wings on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.

She was born January 21, 1939, in Mohawk, W.Va., a daughter of the late Clarence and Pearlie Justice Mounts.

Betty was a member of the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son Curtis “Bud” Browning Jr.; a grandson Jonathan Browning; two brothers Donald Mounts and Luther Mounts; and a sister Charlene Mounts.

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years Curtis Browning of Little Creek; a daughter Delores (Larry) Arbogast of Bluff City, Tenn.; a son Randy (Tena) Browning of Fairdale; two sisters Eunice Stone of Charleston, and Billie (Roger) Cline of Smith Mountain, Va.; three grandchildren Holly (Steven) Trent, Natasha (John) Cook, and Cory (Alina) Browning; seven great-grandchildren Kameron, Konnor, Kahne, Charley, Julian, Maricel, and Aja; a special niece Tammy (Johnny) Vanover; and a special nephew Roger (Jessica) Cline Jr.; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Pastor Jackie Grimmett officiating. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Friends may gather with the family from 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the funeral home.

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The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Georgia Leah Williams Barr Christian

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. — Georgia Leah Williams Barr Christian, 91, of Royal Palm Beach, departed this life March 23, 2014.

Georgia was born February 3, 1923, in Sophia, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marigold Basham and William Walter Williams, and two brothers, Earl and French Williams.

Georgia is survived by two daughters, Myra Kay Barr Hornsby, Royal Palm Beach, and Sandra Sue Barr Brown, DeLand, Fla.; four grandchildren, James F. Freeman III, Michael G.  Brown, Kristi L. Elliott and Stephanie A. Wolford; seven great-grandchildren, Ashlie Elliott, Conor and Tristan Brown, William, Alexandra and Jeremiah Wolford and Savannah Freeman.

Georgia was an avid bowler in several leagues in Beckley until moving in 2010. She loved socializing with family, her sorority sisters and friends. Georgia will be very deeply missed by all.

Services will be held Monday, March 31, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at the Sophia Freewill Baptist Church in Sophia. Interment will follow service at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Arrangements by Palms West Funeral Home, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

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