The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 29, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

Novella Blankenship

Novella Blankenship, 63, of Bradley went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Born January 3, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Jeanette Craigo Spencer.

Novella enjoyed sewing, making quilts, gardening, bingo and especially spending time with her grandson.

In addition to her parents, Novella is preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Blankenship, and son, Luke Hess.

Those left to cherish her memory include her grandson, Luke Hess, II; daughter-in-law, Rita Hess; brother, Kenneth Craigo and wife Dixie; niece, Tisha Ritch and husband; nephew, Ray Craigo and his wife.

In keeping with Novella’s wishes she has been cremated.

A memorial service will be held Monday, September 30, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Friends may gather with the family from 12 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial may be to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Road, Beckley, WV.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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

Clyde Michael ‘Mike’ Bostick

Clyde Michael “Mike” Bostick, age 66, of Beckley, WV, passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

Born on August 12, 1947, in Beckley, he was the son of the late Clyde J. Bostick and Violet M. Pittman Bostick.

Mr. Bostick was retired from the U.S. Postal Service serving as a route carrier, and lastly as a clerk at the Mount Hope Post Office.

Mr. Bostick was a member of the Calloway Heights Baptist Church, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He  was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Beckley Lodge, and enjoyed going to the Greenbrier River to fish.

Mr. Bostick was preceded in death by a sister, Sally Jo Lawson.

Surviving daughter Tina Marie Dameron of Sprague, granddaughter Kaytlyn Thomas of Glen Morgan, a sister Evelyn Pierce of Sprague, several nieces and nephews including his niece who helped care for him, Gloria Thomas and her husband Preston of Glen Morgan. Also surviving is his faithful companion Mobo, his dog.

Memorial services will be conducted at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum in Beckley on Monday, September 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bill Parker and Pastor Gene Terry officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until service time at the mausoleum on Monday. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post #32 Honor Guard.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be  directed to the family via our guestbook at

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

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