The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 4, 2013

Obituaries— Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ermel Brown

Ermel “Bacon” Brown, 79, of Dorothy, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord, on April 1, 2013, after a long illness.

He was born October 9, 1933, in WV to the late Robert and Kate Brown.

Bacon was a retired coal miner and a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and Marine Corps. He was a member of the Penecostal Church of God where he enjoyed playing guitar and singing. He enjoyed life to the fullest and his greatest passion was hunting, fishing and ginsenging.

Bacon was preceeded in death by his wife Bertie Ann Raynes Brown along with 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

The survivors left to cherish his memory include one son and four daughters: Debby and her husband Jerry Tylicki of Cleveland, OH, and her sons Donald (Duke) Stewart and Daniel Hudson; Linda and Earl (Butch) Carothers of Indianapolis, IN, and her family, Brian and Jamie Almond, Stacy and Ray Phelps; Carlos and Kathy Brown of Hardy, VA, and their family, Michael and Nancy Flategraff, Peter and Sharon Flategraff and Carlos Brown Jr.; Oma Achen of Lexington, NC and her sons, Olen Williams and Andrew and Sarah Cozort; Jennifer and Jamie Holstein and their family Tyler Stover, Austin, Seth and Jaxson.

He was also blessed with 10 great-grandchildren: Shania, Tayla, Ashlynn, Zander, Zava, Michaela, Ryan, Ethan, Brayden and Christian.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, in the Dorothy Assembly of God Church at Dorothy, WV. Clergy will be Rev. Jerry Pauley. Singers will be the Stewart Family. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church.

Interment will be at Raynes Cemetery at Ameagle, WV.

Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family.

Muriel Elkins

Muriel Nona Elkins, 92, of Ansted, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens at Victor. Friends may call at noon until funeral time at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to

Wallace and Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.

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