The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 17, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mack Albert Lewis Basham

Mack Albert Lewis Basham, age 83, of Cool Ridge, West Virginia, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Born on January 13, 1930, at Mount View, WV, he was the son of the late Mack Basham and  Chloe Ransom Basham.

Mr. Basham was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA. He was a member of the Glen Morgan Missionary Baptist Church at Glen Morgan, where he served as a trustee. In his spare time Mr. Basham enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. Mr. Basham also served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delta Basham, by a brother, Paul Basham, by an infant son David John Basham, by a grandson, Jason Carr, and by stepdaughters Dr. Carol Imes, and Debra Golden.

Surviving wife of nearly 20 years Dollie Furrow Golden Basham, his children, Pauline Pierce and her husband Paul of Eufaula, Oklahoma, Mary Ellen Lilly of Cool Ridge, William Basham and his wife Bert of Beckley, Kenneth Basham of Cool Ridge, stepchildren Brenda Golden of Daniels, Terri Robert of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Willie J . Golden of Mineral Wells, Texas.

Brothers, George Basham and his wife Margot of Shady Spring, Harland Basham and his wife Patty of Beckley, Palma Basham and his wife Becky of North Carolina, Leroy Basham and his wife Ann of Cool Ridge, Sisters: Lola Farley and her husband Les of Cool Ridge, and Wanda Tolliver and her husband Roger of Cool Ridge, WV.

Many Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Friday, September 20, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Junior Moye officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV. Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 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.

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