The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 18, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012


Charles ‘Chookie’ Roland Blankenship

GILBERT — Charles “Chookie” Roland Blankenship, 69, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert, with the Revs. Mick Frye and Dale Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Hatfield Cemetery, Sharon Heights, Hampden. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 15311.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Judy Kay (Bolin) Browning

Judy Kay (Bolin) Browning, age 66, of Beckley, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at her home following a sudden illness.

Born February 7, 1946, in Beckley to the late Larry “Don” Bolin and Neda Thompson Bolin.

Judy was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Stanaford, for over 30 years. She had a passion for singing. She had also gone to Teel Elementary School and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1964.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Tonya Payne and husband Mark of Alderson, WV, and their daughter Kaylynn Aneda-Jean Payne; and her sister, Linda Belcher and husband Tom of Skelton.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Judy will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2012, at the Grace Baptist Church in Stanaford with Rev. Roger Harding officiating.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church.

Private online condolences and other information available at

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.

Charles Clyde Cox Sr.

FLAT TOP — Charles Clyde Cox Sr., 60, of Flat Top, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2012, in Princeton Community Hospital, following an extended illness.

Born August 3, 1952, at Hinton, he was the son of Betty Eads and the late Henry Brady Cox.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brothers Lando and Ronnie Cox.

Charles spent most of his life working in the timber business. He was one of the hardest working men most could ever have known. His true life was in his family and the love of his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Kathy Okes Cox; three sons, Charles Cox Jr. and wife Elsie, Henry Cox and wife Anita, Marcus Cox, and daughter Sandra Cochran and husband Jason, all of Flat Top; five grandchildren, Taylor, Abbie, Madison, and Henry Cox, Jr., and Hunter Cochran, brothers Marvin Cox of Odd and Ivan Cox and wife Brenda of Ghent, sisters Susie Wyatt and husband Steve of Cool Ridge, Carolyn Akers and husband Andy of Delaware, Ohio, and Nora Rose and husband Tim of Princeton along with a host of extended family.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with Rev. John Ed Lilly officiating. Burial will follow at Dunns Cemetery.

Friends may join the family at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in Charles’s name to The Wounded Warrior Project.

Online condolences may be sent to our guest book at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

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