The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 16, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

Harriet Jane Black

Harriet Jane Black, born July 19, 1925, passed away November 13, 2012.

Harriet served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 – 1947. She was a member of the Nehemiah Baptist Church of Cool Ridge. Harriet married Orvis Black in 1947, and they were married for 50 years.

In addition to her husband Orvis Black, Harriet is preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie Sue Black; granddaughters, Melanie Faith Black, Anna Blake and great-grandson, Joshua David Black.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Donald O. Black and wife Terri of Tenn., David D. Black and wife Michelle of Cool Ridge, Robert M. Black and wife Karen of Beckley; daughters, Karen J. Black and husband Joel of Minn., Suzanne Gail Black Jenkins and husband Harold of Ohio, Kathy A. Childs and husband Danny of Beaver; her grandchildren, Kelsy, Katelyn, Donald, Dillion, Christina, Jennifer, Andrea, David II, Erica, Kayla, Justin, Mackenzie, Christopher, Chad, Danielle, Terry, Jessica and Daniel; her great-grandchildren, Brian, Jacob, Kaleb, Tyler, Nathan, Ishiah, Kaiden, Carmin, Aubree, Isabella, Jack, Elora, and Eli. Harriet will be greatly missed, “Mommie we will see you in Heaven”

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Brian Harmon officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Michael Black, Danny Childs, David Black, Don Black, Harold Jenkins, Joel Frederickson, Chris Cook, and Joe Prince.

Friends may gather with the family Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr., Beckley.



Rosemarie Corey

Rosemarie Corey, age 83 of Beckley, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at the Raleigh Center at Daniels.

Born on June 4, 1926, at Canton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Solomon and Virginia Waiken.

Mrs. Corey was a homemaker, and was a member of the St. Francis deSales Catholic Church in Beckley.   She was a member of the Ladies of Saint Francis and was a member of the Red Hat Society.

Mrs. Corey had made Beckley her home for most of her life.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Steven Corey.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her husband of 64 years, Edward Michael Corey, and a son, Mark Corey of Beckley.    

A Funeral Liturgy will be held at the Saint Francis deSales Catholic Church in Beckley, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at noon, with Rev. Samuel Sacus  as the Celebrant. A Rite of Committal will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Prosperity.   

Friends may visit at the church from 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry. net

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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