The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 20, 2012

Obituaries — Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

Wendell Bruce Bartley

Wendell Bruce Bartley of Beckley died Friday, December 14, 2012.

Per his wishes, he was cremated. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Thomas ‘Teddy’ David Blankenship

Thomas “Teddy” David Blankenship, 55, of Rhodell, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

Born July 19, 1957, in Norfolk Va., he was the son of the late Woodrow Blankenship and Etta Spangler.

Teddy was a coal miner for 18 years, he was a member of the Rhodell Volunteer Fire Department and town mayor, he enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, fourwheeling, playing pool and cards.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years Sherry Blankenship.

Those left to cherish his memory include his two daughters, Crystal Simmons and husband Shawn of Beckley, April Blankenship of Beckley; his brother, Blaine Blankenship and wife Emily of North Carolina; his two sisters Tessie Lester of North Carolina, and Anna Wade of Beckley; his grandson, Landon Simmons, and a sister in law, Patricia Fortner and husband David of Rhodell; several nieces and nephews and other close family and friends who he loved.

Services celebrating Teddy’s life will be held Friday, December 21, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Rhodell Church of God, with Pastor Gary Eskins officiating. Burial will follow in the Rhodell Cemetery.

Friends may gather with the family from noon until service time Friday at the church.

An online guest registry and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneral

Arrangements by Williams-Blue Ridge, 101 First Street, Sophia.


Enid Lane Price Crawford

RUPERT — Enid Lane Price Crawford, 95, of Rupert, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at the home of her daughter, in Richmond, Va.

Born March 11, 1917, in Smoot, W.Va., Enid was the daughter of the late Chauncy D. and Fonda M. Hundley Price. In addition to her parents, her husband, Lewis C. Crawford Jr., preceded her in death.

She was the former owner of Enid’s Dress Shop in Rupert and attended Big Clear Creek Baptist Church.

Enid was a loving and caring mother, and everything her family learned about love, loyalty, and kindness, they learned from her.

Her three daughters, Sally Elliott (Frank) of Richmond, Va., Mary B. Demasi (Tony) of Woodbridge, Va., and Susan Adkins (Frank) of Williamsburg, W.Va., will cherish her memory. So will Enid’s five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Wallace and Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Mr. Joe Lutz officiating. Burial will follow in the End of the Trail Cemetery at Clintonville, W.Va.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of sympathy be made to the Greenbrier County Committee on Aging, P.O. Box 556, Rupert, WV 25984.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh. com

Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

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