The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 29, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, December 29, 2013


Norma Fann

AMIGO — Norma Fann, 80, of Amigo went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 22, 2013. Born September 18, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Luther and Orpha Prince Blankenship, and stepdaughter of Louise Cantalina Blankenship.

Norma enjoyed taking care of friends and family, going on vacation in Tennessee and Christmas time with her family. She was a graduate of Mullens High School and attended the Amigo Missionary Baptist Church. Norma was also a member of the Mullens Chapter of The Order of the Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents, Norma is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Robert Fann, Sr.; sisters, Irene McKinney and husband Glen, Hester Lefler and husband Laverne, Hazel Roop and husband, Pete; brothers, David Blankenship and Gaylord Blankenship.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Deborah Fann Young and husband, Detzel “Dee” Young, of Sophia, WV; son, Robert Fann, Jr., and companion, Patricia Cox, of Rhodell, WV; grandson, Jordan Andrew Young of Glenville, WV; brothers, Gene “Peewee” Blankenship and wife Joyce of MI, Ancel Paul Blankenship and wife Lee of MI, Dexter “Deck” Blankenship of Mullens, WV; sister, Barbara Lester of Mullens; sister-in-law, Libby Blankenship; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2013, at Williams Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, with Rev. Gilbert “Junior” Dotson and Pastor Curtis England officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Friends may gather with the family Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Williams Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 101 1st, Sophia, WV.

Jesse Evestes Lambert

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Jesse Evestes Lambert, age 68, of High Point, NC, formerly of Shady Spring, WV, passed away at his home on Sunday, December 22, 2013, following an apparent heart attack.

Born on June 30, 1945, at Mount View, WV, he was the son of the late Chalmers Lambert and Renee Thompson Lambert.

He was a self-employed owner and operator of Finished Carpentry in High Point, NC, and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Lambert had made his home in High Point for nearly 30 years. He was a former employee of Chrysler Motors in Michigan.

He was preceded in death by a son Johnny Hornsby, and by a daughter Julie Ann Lambert.

Survivors include his children, Jesse James Lambert of Taylor, Michigan, Joyce Call and her husband Richard of Howell, Michigan, Deborah Michelle Adams of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bridget Lambert of Toledo, Washington, Jesse Evestes Lambert Jr. of Toledo, Washington, Dereck Lambert of High Point, NC, Dakota Lambert of Beaver, WV.

Stepson William Lepley of Beaver, Siblings, Syble Coleman and her husband Gerald of Shady Spring, Donna Bragg and her husband Ruben of Shady Spring, Phyllis Meador and her husband Herb of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, Cathie Whittemore of Shady Spring, Frankie Lambert of Shady Spring, Connie Meador and her husband Rick of Richmond, Virginia, Joey Lambert and his wife Monica of Cool Ridge. His companion Melinda Railey of High Point, NC. A special niece and business partner Tina Key of Daniels, WV.

12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Monday, December 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Preston Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. View Cemetery at Mt. View, WV. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Pallbearers will be J.R. Coleman, Kevin Harvey, Ernest Whittemore, Chad Harvey, Jordon Taylor, Richard Call, and Ruben Bragg JR.

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  Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.

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