The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 15, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014



Heidi Joy Bragg Persinger

Heidi Joy Bragg Persinger, age 37, formerly of Jumping Branch, currently residing in Rock Hill, S.C., passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014, in Monroe County, N.C., from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.

Born on December 8, 1976, in Hinton, W.Va., she was the daughter of Glen and Rita M. Ellis Bragg of  White Oak, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dillard Earl “Dewey” Persinger, by a sister Lisa Denise Bragg.

Other than her parents, she is survived by her two sons, Devin E. Hamp of Rock Hill, and James Persinger of Rock Hill; sisters, Angela  Helton and her husband William of Rock Hill, and Jessica R. McKinney of Shady Spring; nephews, Robert James Helton, of Rock Hill, John R. McKinney of Shady Spring; a host of extended family and friends.

Services will be held at noon on Friday, January, 17, 2014, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, with Rev. Orville Setliff officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

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

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, Shady Spring.


Ella Marie Arbaugh Parker Burroughs Petrey

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Ella Marie Arbaugh Parker Burroughs Petrey, age 87, of Woodbridge, Va., formerly of Meadow Creek, W.Va., passed away Friday, January 10, 2014 at Mount Vernon Nursing Home, Alexandria, Va., following a long illness.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.              


Everett Harold  Spurlock

RAINELLE — Everett Harold Spurlock, 58, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio, following a short illness.

Born Nov. 1, 1955, at Holden, W.Va., he was the son of the late Everett and Gladys Marie McGuire Spurlock. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Polly Morgan and a brother, Tony Spurlock.

Everett was a driver for a solid waste disposal company. He loved the outdoors and playing bingo.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Johnson of Rainelle; a daughter, Tammy Willey and husband, Mark of Pence Springs; two sons, Tressie Johnson and wife, Tanya and Phillip Jarrells, all of Rainelle; three sisters, Debbie Meadows, Evelyn Lemming and Teresa  Jarrells, all of Summerville, Ga.; three sisters-in-law, Sheila, Lora and Tressie; three brothers, Timmy Spurlock of Delbarton, W.Va., Ronald Spurlock of Chillicothe, Ohio and Jacky Jarrells of Charmco, W.Va.; and eight grandchildren, Ashley, Tessa, Abby, T.J., Kodant, Kadence, Taylor and Blake.

Services will be noon on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Pastor Bennie Kenney officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, W.Va.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at the funeral home.

Please send online condolences to

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

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