The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 4, 2014

Obituaries — Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Robert L. Bays

FAYETTEVILLE — Robert L. Bays, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014.

Services are pending and Wallace & Wallace Inc. of Ansted is in charge of arrangements.

Betty F. Blankenship

CYCLONE — Betty F. Blankenship, 66, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Born February 24, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Rev. John Rollins Sr. and Ruth Rollins.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law, John Blankenship, and brothers-in-law, Lee and Bilton Blankenship.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 47 years, Lonnie Blankenship Sr.; sons, Lonnie Jr. and wife Belinda, Michael and Bruce and wife Genene; daughter, Brenda; grandchildren Brittany, Lindsay, Drake, Ashley, Tori and Allison. Also surviving are brothers, Tom and wife Becky, Bill and wife Fannie, Gerald, John and wife Kris, and Greg; sister, Fannie; mother-in-law, Ruth Blankenship; brothers-in-law, Gene and wife Frankie, Ralph and wife Sandy, Dale and wife Pam, Gisele, Calvin and wife April, Roger and wife Debbie; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Evans Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Rollins Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service Wednesday.

Psalm 16:11: Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Condolences may be shared with the Blankenship family at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Blankenship family.

Walter Anstle Bowyer Jr.

Walter Anstle Bowyer Jr., 69, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Arrangements pending with Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive in Beckley.

Jewel Boyden

Mrs. Jewel Boyden, 88, of Beckley, died Monday, March 3, 2014.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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