The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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April 6, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, April 6, 2013

Jessica Ann Bradley

Jessica Ann Bradley, 29, of Beckley, formerly of Fenwick, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Larry Russell officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the funeral home.

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

Frank Mason Fortner

BAILEYSVILLE — Frank Mason Fortner, age 95, passed away at his home in Baileysville on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

He was born on November 14, 1917, to the late Len and Anne Bailey Fortner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Perry Fortner; two brothers, Onnie Fortner and Wonnie Fortner; and four sisters, Minnie Bailey, Myrtle Toler, Nellie Steele and Shirley Steele.

He is survived by two sisters, Bessie Travis of Fayetteville, NC, and Louise Riffe of Fredericksburg, VA; three children, a son, Nicholas Fortner of Brenton, and two daughters, Peggy Carey of Lynn Haven, FL, and Linda Jenkins of Riverview, FL; five grandchildren, Deborah Carey-Burkett of Panama City, FL, Patrick Dean Carey of Mooresville, NC, Johnnie Jenkins, Jr., of St. Cloud, FL, Michael Todd Jenkins of Riverview, FL, and Shawn Jenkins of Baileysville. Mr. Fortner is also survived by several great-grandchildren.

He was a coal miner prior to serving as a Deputy Sheriff for the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department until his retirement. Mr. Fortner was a very generous person who never met a stranger. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Calfee Funeral Service in Pineville, with the Rev. Russell King officiating. Mr. Fortner will be laid to rest at Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny. Friends may gather with the family 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the funeral home.

An online guestbook and additional information may be found at

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Fortner family.

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