The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 27, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Sept. 27, 2013


Virginia ‘Ginny’ Turner Kaess

WAKE FOREST, N.C. — Virginia “Ginny” Lee Turner Kaess, 79, of Wake Forest, passed away Thursday morning, September 26, 2013, at the William M. Center for Caring.

She was born in Sophia, W.Va., to the late Fred Brewer and Ada Pine Godfrey Brewer.

Virginia was a hotel general manager/hotel sales for many years.

Virginia is survived by her husband, Harry Richard Kaess; children, Fred Turner and wife Kathy of Moyock, N.C., Chip Turner of Greensboro, N.C., John Turner and wife Leslie of Greensboro, N.C., Lesa Atkins and fiancé Kip Greer of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Fred and Emily Turner of Washington, D.C., Whitney and Jamie Hughes of Holly Springs, N.C., Lindsey Turner of Cary, N.C.; Matthew Turner of Greensboro, N.C., Casey Turner of Greensboro, N.C., Adam and Ian Atkins both of Raleigh, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Preston and Davis Hughes; cousin, Shirley Blackburn of Sophia, W.Va.; nephew, Davie Wilson of Locust, N.C.; niece, Betty Holt of Beckley, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1728.

Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC. (919-556-5811)

A memorial service will be held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, September 29, 2013, in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home.

Gordon ‘Frank’ Murphy

COTTLE — Gordon Franklin “Frank” Murphy, 71, of Cottle, passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Alderson Missionary Baptist Church in Craigsville, with Pastor Eddie Groves officiating. Burial will follow at Little Union Cemetery in Calvin. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral service at the church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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