The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 2, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Aug. 2, 2013


Verlie ‘Buddy’ Blair Jr.

DRY CREEK — Verlie ‘Buddy’ Blair Jr., of Dry Creek, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, following a long illness and courageous battle with black lung.

He is survived by his loving wife, Christine Blair; two brothers, Gerald and Tommy Blair of Charleston, W.Va.; seven daughters: Vicki Estep and companion, Gerald, Melissa Vance and husband, Chris, of N.C., Patricia Blair of Lubbock, Texas, Amanda King and husband, Jimmy, of Whitesville, Brenda Harte and husband, Marty, of Dry Creek, Betsy Townsend and husband, Dana, of Clay, W.Va., and Crystal Guillians and husband, Sean, of Severville, Tenn., Dusty Thompson and wife, Hillary, of Texas. He had 20 grandchildren: Phillip Estep, Jennifer Surrat, Stephanie Vance, Krysa Vance, Mary Sue Romine, Terry Romine, Courtney King, Jonathan King, Adrianna King, Jasmine King, Tammy Sanniti, Jay Lukasiewicz, Christopher Lukasiewicz, Kimberly Ellison, Elizabeth Wood, Jessica Lee, Steven Thompson, Dillon Thompson, Mike and Tyler G, and Michelle Hall. He also had many great-grandchildren: Brandon Estep, Cameran Surrat, Hailey Romine, Rylie Ellison, Breanna Ellison, Braiden Ellison, Christopher Lukasiewicz, Cassandra Lukasiewicz, Amber Lukasiewicz and Tyler and Alona Wood; special friends: Nancy and Earl Alderman, Fred Martin, Ron Bradley and Melvin Alderman; a special nurse, Ashley Morgan; and many more friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with the Revs. David Cook, Wes Carr and Shawn Guilliams officiating. Burial will follow in the Pineview Cemetery at Orgas.

Military graveside honors will be conducted by the Madison VFW Post No. 5578.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Darien M. Blaney

Darien M. Blaney, 20, of Beckley, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Durgan Funeral Service, 1501 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Harold W. Colbird Sr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Harold W. Colbird Sr., 81, of Columbus, formerly of Bud Mountain, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Bell-Colbird Cemetery, Bud Mountain. Friends may call one hour prior to services Sunday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.  

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