The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 27, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, February 27, 2014

Carol Bower

Carol Bower, 75, of Coal City, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Arrangements are pending completion with Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Plumley Burdette

FORT SPRING — Elizabeth “Betty” Plumley Burdette, age 78, of Fort Spring, beloved mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Charleston Area Medical Center-General Division, Charleston, W.Va., following a sudden illness.

Born November 2, 1935, at Green Sulphur Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Vernon and Dorothy Fox Reynolds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, P.K. Burdette in 1980; her second husband, Phil Plumley in 1994; a son, Roger Craig Burdette in 2010; and a brother, Enos Reynolds.

Mrs. Burdette and her husband, P.K. were the owners and operators of Burdette’s Restaurant and Store at Fort Spring, W.Va. for approximately 40 years. She was a graduate of Sandstone High School, Sandstone, W.Va., and a member of the Fort Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Fort Spring. Mrs. Burdette loved gardening.

Mrs. Burdette leaves behind three sons, Garland Burdette and his wife, Brenda, of Crawfordville, Fla., Randy S. Burdette and his wife, Jean, of Alderson, W.Va., and John Burdette and Erin, of Alderson and a sister, Hazel Burger of White Sulphur Springs. As a grandmother she leaves behind eight grandchildren, Jessica, Jason, Misty, Amy, Josh, Sarah, Emily and Jambi; five great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 28, 2014, at noon at the Fort Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Fort Spring, with Preacher Eddie Harris and Evangelist Randy Stewart Burdette officiating. Burial will follow at the Fletcher Addition of the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson.

Friends may call Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fort Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Fort Spring, W.Va., and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Lewisburg Baptist Church Deaf Ministry, 246 Grand Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901 to continue Betty and P.K.’s support for the deaf and hard of hearing. 

The family would like to publically thank The A Team of the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, Tri-County Fire Company, HealthNet Aeromedical Services, and the wonderful staff at CAMC General Hospital.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

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