The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 19, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Dolly May McKinney Ball

OAK HILL — Dolly May McKinney Ball, 49, of Oak Hill, died on Monday, February 17, 2014.

Funeral services will be on Friday, February 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Donna Rosella Blevins

Donna Rosella Blevins, 58, of Soak Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 17, 2014.

Born December 29, 1955, in Sophia, she was the daughter of the late William and Pearl Milam.

Donna enjoyed fishing, watching movies, and spending time with her grandchildren, playing video games, doll collecting and accessorizing, swimming and tanning. She loved listening to country music, gardening and landscaping. Donna also collected DVDs and porcelain angels. She was a graduate of Sophia High School and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by Jewell Cox and William Milam Jr.; brothers-in-law, Pat Hylton and Johnny Cox.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, James Blevins of Sophia; sons, Michael James Blevins Sr. and wife Kathy of Midway, David Eugene Blevins and wife Tina of Ansted, Scottie Lee Blevins of Posey Saxton, W.Va.; grandchildren, Brett Blevins, Michael James Blevins Jr., Tori Brown, Mason Blevins, Shay Alderman, Alana Alderman; four sisters, Mary Jane Hylton of Beckley, Barbara Milam of Lawton, Okla., Elizabeth McCloud and husband Robert of South Carolina, Brenda Wix and husband, Sonny of Hopewell, Va.; two brothers, Jimmy Milam of Hopewell, Va., Charles Milam and Emily Boggus of Hopewell, Va.; nieces, nephews and a host of beloved friends.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Pallbearers will be Scottie Blevins, Brett Blevins, Michael James Blevins, Sr., Michael James Blevins Jr., Mason Haze Blevins, and John Ara.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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