The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 20, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, July 20, 2013


Margaret Louise Puckett Beirne

OAK HILL — Margaret Louise Puckett Beirne, 86, of Oak Hill, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Hill with Pastor Mark Wood officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Paul Bell

Paul Bell, 66, of Beckley, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Blankenship

Robert Lee (Bob) Blankenship, 79, born and raised in Wyoming County, passed away July 15, 2013, in Clemmons, N.C. 

Born November 11, 1933, he was the son of Preacher Morgan and Cordia Adkins Blankenship.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army as a medic and worked many years as an insulator.

He was a longtime resident of Greensboro, N.C.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Euglanwa, and five brothers, Eugene, Coy, Roy, Dennis and Morris.

He is survived by two daughters, Robin White of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Teresa Kimbrough of East Bend, N.C.; a son, David Blankenship of Gainsville, Fla.; two sisters, Letha Allen of Ravencliff and Pauletta Shrewsbury of Mocksville, N.C.; three brothers, James and Theodore Blankenship of Pineville and Elden Blankenship of Brenton. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Ronald Adkins officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of service Sunday, at the funeral home.

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

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