The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 16, 2014

Obituaries — May 16, 2014

Rhonda Dorene Greene Belcher

Rhonda Dorene Greene Belcher, 56, of Mabscott, W.Va., and Sherman Texas, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

A celebration of Rhonda’s life will be a 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Glen White Church of God, 568 Carver Circle, Glen White, with the Pastor Jess Farley officiating.

Friends may gather with the family from noon until service time on Saturday. Rhonda requested to be brought back to the hills of her youth, a private scattering of her ashes will be conducted by her children and husband after the service.


Kermit E. Browning

MATHENY — Kermit E. Browning, 61, of Matheny, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at his home.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.


Sallie Alycia Cruz

Sallie Alycia Cruz, 73, of Beckley, died Sunday, May 11, 2014.

Born on July 9, 1940, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ruby O. Bartley.

 Sallie graduated from Stratton High School and Concord College with a degree in Elementary Education. She was a member of Welcome Baptist Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, National Education Association (NEA), and the West Virginia Education Assoc. (WVEA).

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Raymond, Wendell “Bruce", Howard “Jimmy", and Paul L. Bartley; and sister, Lucy B. Baker.

Those left to cherish precious memories are her daughter, Jai Alycia Raymona Cruz -Thompkins of Lawrenceville, Ga.; sister, Dr. Helen Deas of Fayetteville, Ga.; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Welcome Baptist Church, 206 Eighth St., Beckley, with Rev. David Allen officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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