The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 2, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

Mildred Virginia Pritt Alexander

SMITHERS — Mildred Virginia Pritt Alexander, age 85, of Smithers died November 28, 2012. She was born March 25, 1927, at Cannelton and was the daughter of the late Lewis Edward and Myrtle Ester Estep Pritt. She was also preceded in death by her husband Charles Albert “Hogan” Alexander and son Charles Edward Alexander.

She was a member of Oakland Church of God in Smithers.

Surviving: daughters Beverly Dickerson and husband Kenton of Hico, Pamela Brown and husband Joseph of Smithers: son Gerald “Gary” Alexander and his wife Leigh Ann of Montgomery: brothers George Pritt of Cannelton, Lewis E. Pritt and wife Ann of Illinois; grandchildren Charles Michael Dickenson, Stacey Ann Cooper, Candice Dawn Dickerson, Bradley Wayne Alexander and Lana Nicole Hill; stepgranddaughter Jamie Gwinn. 14 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the 2nd floor Staff of the Extended Care Unit at Montgomery General Hospital for the excellent care, love and compassion shown to our mother and family.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Jeff Floyd officiating. Burial will be at Montgomery Memorial Park at London. Friends may call from 6 until 9 on Monday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be sent at

Blanche Ann Harrah

December 1, 2012, Angels escorted Blanche to her celebration in heaven. Continuing our journey, friends and family cherish memories of love and laughter Blanche brought to our lives.

Blanche was born in Marfrance, WV, lived and raised her family in Fayetteville, WV, but has resided in Bradley, WV, since October 5, 2005.

Prior to her illness Blanche was a homemaker who enjoyed needlepoint and sewing. She was also a social butterfly, visiting family, friends, and neighbors.

Blanche was preceded in death by her mother, Clester Blankenship; father, Clayton Blankenship; and brother, Mitchell Blankenship.

Left to cherish her memories include her loving husband, Robert Lee “Bob” Harrah; children and spouses, Gwen Gilliam and husband Rusty of Fredericksburg, VA; Barbara Daugherty and husband Curtis of Bradley, WV, Robert Lee Harrah Jr. (Bobby) and wife Susan of Lookout, WV; and Melvin Harrah and wife Amy of Beckwith; seven grandchildren: Molly, Josh, Braxton, Shane, Amy, Robert Jr., and Angel; 9 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Buddy of Mt. Hope, WV, Phillip of Oak Hill, WV, Carl of Florida; and three sisters, Kitty of Mt. Hope, WV, Mildred of Oak Hill, WV, Marsha Ruth of Fayetteville, WV.

The family request in lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Delmas Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at the funeral home.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Blanche’s family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

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