The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 15, 2011

Obituaries — Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011

Walter Max Alderman

MARLINTON — Walter Max Alderman, 73, of Marlinton passed away Feb. 12, 2011.

Remembrance services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton.

Jerry Wayne Armstrong

Jerry Wayne Armstrong, 38, formerly of Corliss, passed away at University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, following a long illness.

Born June 28, 1972, in Flint, Michigan, he was the son of Jack and Shelby Armstrong of Stonehouse Road, Rainelle, West Virginia.

Jerry was a cook for Denny’s Restaurant at Mount Jackson, Virginia, and formerly worked for the Pancake House in Fayetteville, and Lee’s Carpet of Oak Hill.

He is survived by his parents: Jack and Shelby Armstrong of Stonehouse Road, Rainelle, WV; one sister: Debra Maggard (Gordon) of Edinburg, Virginia; two brothers: Melvin E. “Eddie” Armstrong of Pax, WV, and Christopher Armstrong of Stover, WV; three nephews: Brian Taylor, Cody Kincaid, and Shane Armstrong.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2011, at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Pastor Gene Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery, Corliss.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

The family wishes to thank his co-workers at Denny’s Restaurant in Mount Jackson, Virginia, the medical staff at Rockingham and University of Virginia Hospitals, and all of their friends and neighbors for their concern and loving kindness shown toward Jerry and his family.

Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

David Henry Clay Bailey

David Henry Clay Bailey, 85, of Glen Daniel, formerly of Packsville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 13, 2011, following a long illness.

He was born August 10, 1925, at Flat Ridge, Grayson County, VA; he was the son of the late Beachum T. Bailey and Della M. Bailey of Marion, VA.

Mr. Bailey was a retired coal miner, and a member of the UMWA. He was a World War II Veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy on LCT 607 ship. During the war he participated in the campaigns in North Africa, France, landed on the Omaha Beach in Normandy and also served in England.

He attended the Fairdale Baptist Church at Fairdale, WV.

He loved and enjoyed life, outdoors, gardening, mowing, weed eating, lawnmower repairs, and enjoyed helping others; he loved everybody and was greatly loved by his family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and dad, and a stepmother, Alma Bailey, his wife Helen Bailey, brothers, Ray Anderson, and Jesse Bailey, sisters, Barbara Duncan, Alma Byrd, Mona Thomas, and a grandson, William David Ramsey.

He will be remembered by his loving daughter, his caretaker, Linda Ramsey and husband Jerry of Beckley, three sons, David Bailey and wife Peggy of Whitesville, Charles Bailey and wife Sissy of Dameron, and Jerry Bailey and wife Margaret of Crab Orchard, and his special friend Hazel Webb of Glen Daniel, WV. Two sisters, Hazel Ramey of Pardeeville, Wisconsin, Juanita Taylor of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; One granddaughter, Kimberly Gill and husband Danny of Crab Orchard. Six grandsons, Jerry Bailey and wife Nicky of Mt. Hope, Jay Ramsey and wife Jeannie of Beckley, Doug Ramsey and Mary Beth of Glade Springs, Tony Bailey and wife Tonya of Charleston, Jonnathan Bailey and wife Colleen of Beckley, and Billy Bailey and wife Heather of Sylvester. Nine great-grandchildren, Brittany and Justin Bailey of Mt. Hope, Samuel and Sydney Gill of Crab Orchard, Bryce Hylton and Nathan Ramsey of Beckley, Brooklyn Bailey of Beckley, Morgan Bailey of Charleston, and Grant Bailey of Sylvester.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Dean Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with military rites.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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

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