The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 14, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Willa Dean Kenney Barnett

RICHWOOD — Willa Dean Kenney Barnett, 65, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.

Graveside service and burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in the Fields Cemetery at Nettie, with the Rev. Tim Skaggs officiating.

Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Kathy Lynn Brewer

On February 9th, 2013, our dear mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Kathy Lynn Brewer, 62, of Sophia, lost her courageous battle of 6 years but earned her wings and Heaven gained an angel.

Born February 13, 1950, at Tams, W.Va., to the late William Gordon Cook and the late Frances Louise Gibson Cook.

Kathy enjoyed singing and playing the piano, shopping, traveling to Tennessee but most of all spending time with her precious family and grandchildren. She was a member of the Sophia Church of God, and was an Insurance Agent at Redden Wood and Associates in Bradley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Frances E. Cook.

Those left to cherish her precious memory include her brother, Doug Cook and wife, Bev of Midway; three daughters, Leah Pierce and husband, George of Sophia, Jayme Brewer and companion, Roy Wills of Coal City, and Amber Brewer of Crab Orchard; four grandchildren, Bree Tyree, Joseph Tyree, Lydia Wills, and Jayda Lynn Wills; step granddaughter, Lexy Pierce; two special cousins, Pam Binion and Linda Mills; a special niece, Lisa Cook Edwards; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Services to celebrate the life of Kathy Lynn Brewer will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 101 1st Street, Sophia, with Rev. F.D. Sexton officiating. Following the services Kathy will be laid to rest at Hot Coal Cemetery, Sophia.

George Pierce, Roy Wills, Ernie Edwards, Christopher Edwards, Nicholas Edwards, and E. Edwards will be serving as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

The honor of serving the Brewer family was given to Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 101 1st Street, Sophia.

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