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February 17, 2014

Obituaries — Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Herndon Duel Bragg

Herndon Duel Bragg, age 76, of Daniels, WV, went home to be with the Lord at his residence on Thursday, February 13, 2014, following a short illness.

Born on July 14, 1937, he was the son of the late Londie Lewis Bragg and Mary Keffer Bragg.

Mr. Bragg was a member of the UMWA, was a retired coal miner, and was a member of the Gospel Chapel in Daniels, WV.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Bragg, a sister Naona Craighead, a granddaughter, Mary Suzanne Pate, and his stepmother Delsie Bragg.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife Lavina Bragg, who was the love of his life; seven children, Debbie Cooper and husband Ronnie of Beaver, Nancy Torrence of Harper, Rita Taylor of Daniels, Doug Bragg and wife Lisa of Shady Spring, Mary Goode and husband Mike of Glen Daniel, Scott Bragg and wife Alisha of Daniels, and Shane Bragg and wife Hollie of Crab Orchard.

Ten brothers and sisters, Richard Bragg and wife Mary of Christiansburg, Virginia, Macel Stone and husband Bunny of Christiansburg, Virginia, Barbara Gilberth and husband Bobby of Ellison, Virginia, Dale Bragg and wife Colleen of Radford, Virginia, Wanda Showalter of Arizona, David Akers of Tennessee, Phyllis Self of Virginia, Marie Cunningham and husband Jimmy of Ellison, Virginia, Sue Dickerson and husband Brownie of Christiansburg, Virginia, and Oral Bragg and wife Lisa of Johnson City, Tennessee, A brother-in-law, Paul Craighead of Virginia. He was affectionately referred to as PawPaw Hun by his 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Services to Celebrate The Life Of Herndon Duel Bragg will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with Pastors Luke Richmond, Junior Plumley, and Dean Adams officiating. Following the services Mr. Bragg will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV.  Friends may visit with the family from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.  Pallbearers will be Kenny Cooper, Ryan Bragg, Jake Saye, Keith Saye, Eric Pate, Jeremy  Meador, Jared Tredway, and Randy White. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Bragg, Dakota Bragg, and Caleb Hannah.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kabbara and his staff, and his special nurse, Andi, for their wonderful care that was given to Herndon.

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

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.

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