The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 26, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013


Lovonne Louise Husk Brady

CRAIGSVILLE — Lovonne Louise Husk Brady, 82, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.

Graveside service and burial will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Craigsville Cemetery, Craigsville, with Pastor Harley McClung officiating.

Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Margaret Ann Browning

NEW RICHMOND — Margaret Ann Browning, 63, of New Richmond, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Pine Grove Baptist Church, Ravencliff. In keeping with Margaret’s wishes she will be cremated. Her cremains will be buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

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

Diannia Jeanett Brown Clutter

RAINELLE — Diannia Jeanett Brown Clutter, 62, of Rainelle, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.

A celebration of life will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Alderson Community Center for the Arts and Humanities, Alderson.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Robert Vandall Fleshman

Robert Vandall Fleshman, age 86, of Crab Orchard, passed away peacefully Thursday,  October 24, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Robert was born on April 19, 1927, in Odd, W.Va., to parents Leonard R. and Stacie E. Fleshman. He was the eldest of six children.

He married his wife of 54 years, Cleda Gray Mason, at the Crab Orchard Baptist Church in 1956. He attended Beckley College, where he received his Associate Degree.

Robert was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army at home during the closing days of the war. He was a lifelong member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church. After working for a brief time at a local mining company, he spent his career with Gray Lumber Company, working well into his seventies. He lived with Cleda in the same house on Lincoln Street in Crab Orchard for more than 50 years.

In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his loving spouse Cleda and sister Rosemary Deyerle Coffin.

Those left to cherish Robert’s memory include his children Judy Peters and husband Gibson of Loveland, Ohio, Cindy Fleshman of Sophia, Bob Fleshman and wife Kim of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Jim Fleshman of Crab Orchard; grandchildren, Cody Fleshman and wife Kim of Baltimore, Md., Katie Fleshman of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Zach Fleshman of Crab Orchard, and great-grandchild Aniston Gray Fleshman of Baltimore. Robert is also survived by sisters Mayfair Justice of Milton, Reba Pitsenbarger and husband Pete of Elk View, Linda Halsey and husband Wade of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Caroline Whitt of Seaford, Del.

Services for Mr. Fleshman will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Beckley with Pastor Mike Sisson officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Flowers may be sent to the funeral home, or donations may be made in honor of Mr. Fleshman to the Crab Orchard Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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

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