The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 19, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Fred Basham

Fred Basham, 89, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Icie Bolen

Icie Bolen, 88, of 4003 Odd Road in Josephine, WV, died Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital with her family by her side.

Born in Basin, WV, October 13, 1924, she was the daughter of the late A.B. and Marcia Reed Graham. She was a member of Grassy Banks Community Church in Josephine and lived her life as a devoted Christian and homemaker who loved and cared for her family. In addition to her parents her husband, Bruce Bolen; one son, Jack Bolen; and two brothers, Berny Graham and Ray Graham, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Bruce Bolen, Jr., and his wife Dawn of Odd, Danny Bolen and his wife Renee of Beaver and Billy Bolen and his wife Barbara of Warrenton, VA; five daughters, Dessie McClung and her husband Claude of Peterstown, Shirley Cole and her husband Dale of Odd, Virginia Halsey and her husband Charles of Josephine, Brenda Todd of Chico, CA, and Linda Bolen and her husband Gary of Josephine; 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and one brother, Billy Graham and his wife Elsie of Indiana.

In keeping with her wishes Icie has been cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Grassy Bank Community Church, Josephine, WV 25857. The family may be contacted at her residence or online condolences may be made by visiting

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Bolen family.

Joseph Allen ‘Joe’ Burns

LEWISBURG — Joseph Allen “Joe” Burns, 68, of Lewisburg died Nov. 15, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the First Baptist Church in Fairlea. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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