The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 13, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, June 13, 2013



Ernest O. ‘Pete’ Marchant

MARION, Va. — Ernest O. “Pete” Marchant, age 81, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Va. 

Mr. Marchant was born in Rhodell, W.Va., to the late Earl F. Marchant and Audrey Irene Mitchell and was preceded in death by his wife Norma Marchant and two brothers Jack and Bob Marchant.

He was retired from Virginia House Furniture and was the owner of Marchant Hardwood Floors. Mr. Marchant was a proud Marine. 

Survivors Include: his children: Ernest H. “Buddy” Marchant and wife Eve, Painted Post, N.Y., Ron Marchant and wife Kelly, Marion, Va., Mike Marchant and wife Sue, Marion, Va., Rick Marchant, Marion, Va., and Chris Marchant and wife Tonya, Marion, Va. Grandchildren: Trevor Marchant and wife Amy, Brandon Marchant and wife Brandi, Heather Marchant, Kelsey Marchant, Trae Marchant, Mariah Marchant, Ethan Marchant, Kamran Marchant. Great grandchildren: Madison Marchant, Gabe Marchant, Aiden Marchant; brother in law and childhood friend, Dean Sanders; special sister in law, Betty Marchant; sister in law, Dana Marchant. Several other sisters in law, nieces, nephews and loving family members also survive. 

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Bradley’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Frazier officiating. Interment will follow in Marchant Family Cemetery with full military honors being rendered.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions can be made to the Marchant Family Cemetery, C/O The Bank of Marion, P.O. Box 1067 Marion, VA 24354. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

Bradley’s Funeral Home is serving the Marchant family. 

Linda Louise Nugen

Linda Louise Nugen, 62, of Shady Spring, died at home Wednesday, June 12, 2013, after a long illness.

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, Shady Spring.

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