The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 4, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Rema Gaye Akers

PRINCETON — Rema Gaye Akers, 82, of Princeton, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Glenwood Park Retirement Village.

Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Carroll Vance Arbogast

DURBIN — Carroll Vance Arbogast, 80, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Durbin United Methodist Church with Pastor Gary Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of the service at the church on Saturday.

Please send online condolences by visiting

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

Willie Gertrude Dunn Bailey

Willie Gertrude Dunn Bailey, lifelong resident of Lester, left this earthly life on Sunday, June 1, 2014, to join all of her preceding family members including her loving husband, Sidney “Billy” Bailey; parents, Thomas and Josie Webb Dunn; siblings, Mary Dunn Trail, Myrl Dunn Kelly Bragg, Paul Dunn and infants Ruth and Henry.

She was the last member of the Thomas and Josie Dunn family.

Per her request there will be no visitation or service. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum.

On line condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Audrey Deloris Blankenship

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Audrey Deloris Blankenship, 67, a native of Logan, died Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturay, June 7, 2014, at the Mt. Zion Old Regular Baptist Church, with Elders Fred Bailey and David Lester officiating. Burial will follow in the Fred Lester Cemetery, Right Hand of Bullcreek.

Friends may call Friday, June 6, 2014, after 6 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Old Regular Baptist Church at Mohawk, with a special service at 7 p.m.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Eva E. Bradley

UNION — Eva E. Bradley, age 89, of Union, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her residence.

Born August 10, 1924, at Sarton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Guy and Oma Long Erskin.

Eva was a homemaker and loved gardening and working in her flower beds. She had worked as a cook in the school system in New Jersey and later she worked as a cook at Ashely’s IGA in Union. She was a member of the Indian Creek Community Club, Monroe County Gardening Club, Quilting Club, and was a member of the St. Johns United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Weikle; a daughter Louise Decker; three brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Charles E. “Edwin” Bradley of Union; two sons, Roger Lee Weikle and wife Doris of Atco, N.J. and Ralph E. Weikle and wife Debbie of Pine Hill, N.J.; one sister, Jane Knight of Detroit, Mich.; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union, with Rev. Patty Adkins and Rev. Herman Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Alexander Church Cemetery at Sarton, W.Va. Friends may call Thursday, June 5, 2014, from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Those wishing to send online condolences may do so by visiting

Groves Funeral Home in Union, is serving the Bradley Family.

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