The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 22, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, July 22, 2013



Hubert J. Bleigh

Hubert J. Bleigh, 87, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements are pending at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.


Rocky Allen Bryant

MCROSS — Rocky Allen Bryant, 51, of McRoss, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Monday (today) at the McRoss Baptist Church.

Donations of sympathy may be made to the Rocky Bryant Memorial Fund at City National Bank, 1218 Main St., Rainelle, WV 25962.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc., Rainelle.


Kathleen C. Collins

ROANOKE, Va. — Kathleen C. Collins, 93, of Roanoke, Va., formerly of Rupert, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Wallace & Wallace, Inc., Funeral Chapels, of Rainelle, will be handling the arrangements.


Donald Dean Ford

WELCH-PINEVILLE ROAD — Donald Dean Ford, 70, of Welch-Pineville Road, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV.

He was born November 30, 1942, in Wolf Pen, WV, a son of the late Oley and Norma Mullins Ford.

He was a painter.

He is survived by two daughters Genene Blankenship, her husband Bruce and son Drake Blankenship of Pleasant View, TN, and Crystal Nichols, her husband Brandon and two sons Garrett and Braxton Nichols of Clarksville, TN; a sister Peggy Ann Taylor and a very special niece Lisa Cloverdale of Nobblesville, IN; and a host of other loving family and friends.

In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. Burial of his cremains will be held at a later date in Brewster Point Cemetery.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.


Mary Magdaline Knight Handy

LINDSIDE — Mary Magdaline Knight Handy, 87, of Lindside, died July 19, 2013.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, with Pastors Jim Pearson and Eddie Ratcliff officiating. Burial will follow in the Chambers Cemetery, Lindside. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 22, at the funeral home.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Handy family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

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