The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 7, 2014

Obituaries — Friday, February 7, 2014

Wrena Vae Elswick Bailey

Wrena Vae Elswick Bailey, a native of Glen Fork, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston.

Born December 14, 1937, in Glen Fork, she was the daughter of the late Mamous Elswick Greer.

Wrena was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Everyone who knew her spoke of her kind and generous spirit. She would give all she had and never ask for anything in return.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Bailey; her daughter, Drema Pauley; two brothers Phillip (Butch) Greer and William (Billy) Greer; two sisters Martha Greer and Rose Mann.

Those left to mourn her passing are her daughters, Sharon (JD) Walls of Beckley, Marilyn (Roy) Mosley of Glen Rogers, Katherine (Danny) Workman of Cyclone, Cherry (Robert) Bailes of Beckley, Tina Fitzpatrick of Glen Fork, daughter Amber (Jimmy Jones) Daniel, a granddaughter whom she raised and shared a birthday with; one son, Danny (Boone) Bailey of Glen Fork; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Dora Bailey of Ravencliff, Fredia (Jim) Wray of Ravencliff, Deloris (Cecil) Lane of Glen Fork, and Viller (Dood) Massey of Denton, N.C.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Pine Grove Baptist Church with the her son-in-law, Rev. JD Walls, Rev. DeWayne Hurd, and Rev. Ernest Francis officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Those wishing to express condolences to the family may do so at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Bailey family.

James ‘Jim’ Bailey Jr.

James “Jim” Bailey Jr., 63, of Cranberry, passed away at his home on Feb. 5, 2014, following a long illness.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Text Only