The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 9, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, June 9, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, June 9, 2013

Douglas A. Bowles

HINTON — Douglas A. Bowles, 63, of Hinton, died at 8:40 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013 at Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Hilldale, following a long illness.

Born March 1, 1950 in Hinton, he was the son of the late Wendell A. and Lillie Jane Williams Bowles.

Doug worked for various businesses in Hinton for many years as a custodian. He was a lifelong resident of Summers County and attended the Hinton Gospel Tabernacle as long as his health permitted.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Thomas Dale Bowles and grandparents, Joseph Green and Gertha Belle Williams.

Survivors include three brothers, Billy Joe Bowles of Jumping Branch, James Robert Bowles of Pipestem and J. D. Bowles of North Carolina; one sister, Lillie Marie Cadle of Princeton. Uncle, John Williams of Hinton, aunts, Jennie Lee Ellison of Nimitz and Nellie Jo Mason of Hinton. Nephew, Joseph Manuel Bowles of Pipestem and nieces, Mary Jane and  husband Larry Miller of Princeton and Kayla Renee Bowles of Princeton. Great nephew, J.C. Miller and great niece, Mena Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton, with Pastor Bob Combs officiating. Burial will follow in Lilly-Crews Cemetery at Nimitz.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be, Tim O’Farrell, Garry Wheeler, Danny Foster, Phillip Harvey and John Clark.

Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. com

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Betty June Dilley Brammer

Betty June Dilley Brammer, age 87 of Beaver, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born  at Glen Morgan, W.Va., on May 10, 1926, where she was also raised, she was the daughter of the late Dewey Brown Dilley and Goldie Mae Bachus Dilley.

Mrs. Brammer retired in 1988 after 24 years of service in the WV State Tax Department, as an accounting auditor.

She had made her home in Beaver since 1985, and was a member of the Perry Memorial United Methodist Church at Shady Spring. Mrs. Brammer was very active in the United Methodist Women, and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an avid reader and enjoyed many arts and crafts. She also was a 1944 of graduate of Shady Spring High School, where she was the head cheerleader.

Mrs. Brammer was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Edsel Martin Brammer, who died in 1981.  

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her children: Randall Martin Brammer of Philadelphia, Pa., and Pamela Sue Brammer Ford and her husband Larry of Shady Spring; three sisters, Jean Ann Dilley Warden and her husband David of Palm Harbor, Fla.,  Patricia Sue Dilley of Glen Morgan, and  Dr. Boots Dilley of Huntington, W.Va.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life Of Betty June Brammer on Monday, June 10, 2013 at noon at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, with Rev. Scott Mayberry officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV.

Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Carl Argabrite, John Batchelor, Jerry Carter, Don Crook, Garland Plumley, and Pete Torrico.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Perry Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1264 Shady Spring, WV, 25918 in memory of Mrs. Brammer.

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 Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

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