The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 29, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, June 29, 2013


Billy Glinden Harrah

Billy Glinden Harrah, 88, of Beaver, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 27, 2013.

Born on December 13, 1924, at Cranberry, he was the son of the late Jesse Harrah Sr. and Evelyn Buckland Harrah Adkins, and was the stepson of the late Luther Adkins.

Mr. Harrah was a retired coal miner, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He had made his home at Beaver for the past 13 years, having lived most of his life at Cranberry.

Mr. Harrah was a member of the UMWA, and attended the Beckley Church of God.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Deeds, by a brother Harry Harrah, and by grandchildren Steven Brown and Cheryl Harrah.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years Sally Bolen Harrah; the mother of his children, Norma Raines of Crab Orchard; four sons, Billy Glinden Harrah III and his wife Donna of Danville, Va., Richard Harrah and his wife Veronica of Sprague, David Harrah of Beckley and Jesse Harrah and his wife Shelia of Conway, S.C.; two daughters, Brenda Heath of Crab Orchard and Jackie Crouch of Lorain, Ohio; a stepson, James R “Jim” Ball of Daniels; his special care-giver and Jim’s companion Ruth McMillion of Daniels. Nine grandchildren, including two whom they help raise, Emily Suddreth, and Abigail Suddreth, and a host of great-grandchildren.  

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Monday, July 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Bishop F.D. Sexton officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, W.Va. American Legion Post #32 Honor Guard will conduct military graveside rites.

Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Pallbearers will be family members.

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, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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