The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 20, 2014

Obituaries — Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ruth Arlene Bailey

Ruth Arlene Bailey, formerly of Rock Creek, WV, went home to be with the Lord on April 16th, after a long illness.

She was born May 7, 1926, at Stickney, WV. A daughter of the late Cecil W. McCormick and Ella Clark McCormick. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She was a homemaker and formerly attended Rock Creek Methodist Church and Upper Rock Creek Church. She loved reading her Bible and was a true Believer of God.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Frank R. Bailey, in May of 2011. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by 3 brothers: Cledith Ray, Denver and Hershel McCormick, a Sister, Norma “Eugene” Acord.

She is survived by her children: Carolyn “Gale” Griffith of Albemarle, NC; Jerry of Orlando, FL, Annette “Greg” Branham of Sullivan, OH, with whom she made her home; grandsons, Jason “Jennifer” Branham, Cody “Lyndsey” Branham, Casey “Tibbany” Branham, Jerry David “Jammie” McCormick: granddaughters: Kathi, “Cliff” Belk, Kristi, “Lee” Milam and 10 great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law: Mae McCormick, and Geneva McCormick, a special cousin, Connie McCormick.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, April 21, 2014, at one o’clock in the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, WV, with Pastor Donnie Russell officiating. Interment is in Miller Cemetery, Rock Creek, WV.

Visitation will be 2 hours before the service at the funeral home.

Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family.

Daniel Edward Brock Jr.

Daniel Edward Brock Jr., 54, of Beckley went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Born February 28, 1960, in Beckley, he was the son of Daniel E. Brock Sr. of Lanark and Roberta Brock of Beckley.

Daniel was a disabled miner, who loved being outdoors, fishing and being with his family.

He was preceded in death by his Grandparents, one grandchild Ryan Cook, one great-grandchild Nevaiyah Johnson, and his son-in-law Leffie Jarrell.

In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory include 4 daughters: Courtney Smith, Sherri Jarrell, Amanda Brock, and Danielle Brock. His stepdaughter Teresa Sprouse. His Fiancee Jessie Fay Calhoun and her son Jonathon Calhoun. He also leaves behind Two sisters: Pamela Lawrence and Kimberly Pugh, and one brother: Dwayne Brock. In addition, he was blessed with 16 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.

Services will be held Monday, April 21, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Rev. Will Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Davis Cemetery on Mount Tabor Road in Beckley. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family will receive friends Monday from noon until service time at the funeral home.

Arrangements are in the care of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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