The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 2, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Aug. 2, 2013


Annie Mae Richmond Mickey

Annie Mae Richmond Mickey, 93, departed this life on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 10:02 a.m. at Henry Ford Hospital West Bloomfield in West Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Born December 10, 1919, in Welch, she was the daughter of the late James Arthur Richmond and Mary Maggie Burns Richmond.

She was united in marriage to the former Thomas Franklin Mickey, and from this union two sons were born. She moved to Detroit from Raleigh, W.Va., in 1955. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church, Raleigh, and The Greater New Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Michigan. She was employed by the IRS, Department of Defense and retired from the United States Post Office.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, on December 13, 1984, son, Thomas Anders Mickey, sisters, Mrs. Roberta Scott, Mrs. Pauline Palmer and Mrs. Willie Braxton, brother, James Wesley.

Those left to cherish her precious memories are: one son, Carnel Van Mickey, sister, Marion Geneva Richmond, brother, James Arthur Richmond Jr., grandchildren, a great number of nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Central Baptist Church, Brooks and G Street, Beckley, with Rev. Thomas Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Gwendolyn Williams Payne

BALTIMORE, Md. — Gwendolyn Williams Payne, of Baltimore, formerly of Derry Hale, died Sunday, July 28, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Service, 5151 Baltimore National Pike, Baltimore, MD 21229. Friends may call one half hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Submitted by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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