The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 30, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Annie Mae Richmond Mickey

DETROIT, Mich. — Mrs. Annie Mae Richmond Mickey, of Detroit, formerly of Beckley, died Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Delbert E. Newcomb

“Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, We are absent from the Lord: For we walk by faith, not by sight: We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

2 Corinthians 5: 6-8

Delbert E. Newcomb, 96, of Bradley, formerly of Baileysville and Kopperston, went home to be with his Savior on July 28, 2013, at the Bowers Hospice House.

Delbert was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Geneva; a son, William Earl Newcomb; his parents, James R. and Lura E. Martin Newcomb; four brothers, Robert, John, James and Emory Newcomb; and four sisters, Margaret Bland, Emma Newcomb, Rose Hatfield, and Dola Newcomb.

Delbert was a coal mine electrician. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was a member of Baileysville Baptist Church and attended Grace Baptist Church in Beckley.

Those left to cherish his memory are a son, Ed Newcomb and wife Phyllis of Bradley; three granddaughters, Tara Rickard and husband, Jamie, of Charleston, S.C., Tiffany Newcomb of Morgantown, W.Va., and Ashley Stephens and husband, Adam, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one grandson, Michael Shane Newcomb and wife Leslie of Maryville, Tenn.; two great-granddaughters, Crystal and Shana Newcomb also of Maryville, Tenn.; one sister, Neva Harrah of Grassy Meadows, W.Va.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Roger Harding officiating. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Military honors will be given by the Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends attending the graveside service are asked to be at the cemetery by 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Friends may gather with the family Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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

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