The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 27, 2014

Obituaries — Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Christine Baisden

Christine Baisden, 42, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

High Blackburn

OCEANA — High Blackburn, 91, departed this life Friday, January 25, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley following a long illness.

Born January 10, 2014, in Wyoming County, he was the son of the late George and Susan Endicott Blackburn.

Mr. Blackburn was a retired coal miner, boss and superintendent for Eastern Associated Coal Company, and a member of Oceana Delilah Methodist Church. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by the love of his life Hazel Blackburn; two sons, Joe Otis Blackburn an infant son, James Lotis Blackburn; a sister, Mary Fulks; and a son-in-law, Roger Blankenship.

Those left to cherish history are a daughter, Sharon Blankenship of Oceana; a grandson, Vernon Blackburn; two granddaughters, Melissa Childers and her husband, Rod, and Toni Stewart and her husband, Ralph; three great-grandsons, Brandon Childers, Caleb Childers and Cody Stewart; two great-granddaughters, Alison Childers and Marina Stewart; four sisters, Ocie Branhan, Maczenia Burchett, Barbara Rice and Carol Baldridge; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Blackburn; several nieces and nephews and a host of family friends.

A celebration of Mr. Blackburn’s life will be 1 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2014, at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel with Rev. David White officiating; entombment will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences at www.facebook/adamtolermemorialfuneralhome.

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

Maxine E. Carter

Mrs. Maxine E. Carter, 83, of Beckley died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

Arrangements are entrusted to Durgan Funeral Home, Beckley.

Ola Shrewsberry Cole

LERONA — Ola Shrewsberry Cole, 77, of Lerona, formerly of Ghent, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

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