The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 29, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, March 29, 2013


June O. Marshall

On March 26, 2013, June Oneida Marshall, of Helen, entered Heaven’s gates.

Born September 24, 1930, at Otsego. She was the second of three daughters born to the late Dewey Marshall and Laura Tobler Marshall. June grew up at Otsego and was a graduate of Mullens High School.

She was a longtime Christian and she faithfully attended Helen Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sisters, Recie Miller and Mae Booker, and her brother-in-law, Jack Booker. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving daughter, Laura (Stevie) Williams and her husband, Harry, with whom she made her home; a grandson, Robert (Kim) of Beckley; a granddaughter, Lori Brammer (Waylon) of Helen; great-grandson, Jason; brother-in-law, Thurman Miller; and her special baby, her beloved pet “Yuchi”; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Danny Lusk officiating. Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of the service. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Golden and Dr. Haught for their care and compassion, Danny and Linda Lusk, Raleigh Rehab for their excellent, loving care and the nursing staff at Raleigh General Hospital, and The Endo Gang, and her special caregiver, Monique Fowlkes.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley A. Mullins

Shirley Ann Mullins, 75, formerly of Itmann, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Princeton Health Care, following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. 

Born February 14, 1938, at Dott, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James and Mildred Billings Graham. 

Shirley was a homemaker and was a member of Herndon Freewill Baptist Church. In her leisure she enjoyed fishing and especially loved spending time at Moncove Lake with her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. 

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, Willie Edward Mullins.

Those left to cherish her memory include her five children, Sheila Bowers Johnson and her husband, Randy, of Barger Springs, Willie (Bill) Mullins Jr. of Pipestem, Linda Austin of Princeton, Carla Lane and her husband, Ricky, of Fairdale, and Shelma Justice and her husband, John Doran, of Sophia; five sisters; seven brothers; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. William O. Tolliver officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. 

Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home. 

Pallbearers will be Ricky Lane, Matt Lane, Brandon Justice, J.J. Justice, Dusty Cantley, and John Doran.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family of Shirley Mullins is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.  

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