The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 2, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Aug. 2, 2013


Leora Vera Hamrick Collins

NETTIE — Leora Vera Hamrick Collins, 96, of Nettie, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Nicholas County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Richwood, after a long illness.

Leora was born on July 4, 1917, in Saxman, to the late Oscar and Launa Whitt Hamrick.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and sister.

She worked at Rubber Fabricators and BF Goodrich.

She was raised during The Depression and learned how to do a little of everything.

She loved her flowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Collins; son, Jerry Collins; daughter, Billie Joyce Strader; two brothers, Willard and Clyde Hamrick; two sisters, Elinore Boggs and Arleta Wilson Grimmet.

Survivors include her four children, Hazel “Suzie” Seabolt, Fenwick Mtn., Jimmy Collins and wife, Linda, Gassaway, Barbara and husband, Paul Vance, Winchester, Va., Lloyd Collins and wife, Carolyn “Tinkie,” Fenwick Mtn.; her siblings, Eddie Hamrick, Summersville, Mary Elizabeth “Jean” Chapman, Richwood, Helen Knight, Strasburg, Va.; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Larry Russell officiating.

Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at the funeral home.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Clara Rosa Spangler Crawford

BALLARD — Clara Rosa Spangler Crawford, 95, of Ballard, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with Pastor Gene Fullen and Jerry Woodyard officiating. Burial will follow in the Broyles Cemetery, Lindside. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy can be sent to the Broyles Cemetery Fund, c/o First National Bank, Peterstown, WV 24963, or to HospiceCare Inc., 223 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Crawford family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

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