The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 22, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Ernestine Bragg

HINTON — Ernestine Bragg, 72, of Hinton died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton.

June Milam Byrd

On Wednesday, January 16th, 2013, our most loved June Milam Byrd of Lester died in a Charleston hospital following a short illness. She was 70 years of age.

One of ten children, June Marie Milam was born on August 9th, 1942, at Lester in the house her father built. Her parents were the late William Henry and Viva Whitenak Milam. June has lived her entire life in this home at Lester. What a treasure of memories are in this house.

June attended Trap Hill High School. On Dec. 28th, 1961, she married Norman Henry Byrd Jr. To this union were born three children, a daughter, June Marie who died at the age of 13 on Dec. 9, 1975, and sons, Norman H. Byrd III and his wife, Melissa, and William E. Byrd and his wife, Julie. June will be remembered as a beloved wife and mother. She was the proud grandmother of Benjamin, Norman, David, Samantha and Jackson; she was the fond sister of Stanley Milam and his wife, Jane, Sherman Milam, Roy Milam and his wife, Mary, Darrel Milam and his wife, Regina, Theodore Milam, Larry Milam and his wife, Diane, Barbara Jean Milam, Joan Walker and her husband, Delbert, Delma Rutkowski and her husband, Michael; several nieces and nephews, among them Vonnie Shumate and her husband, Jimmy.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 23rd, at 1 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. June will then be laid to rest in the Sunset Memorial Park at Beckley.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary and one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley, WV.

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