The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 30, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, May 30, 2013

Victor Lee Belcher Jr.

CALDWELL — Victor Lee Belcher Jr., died May 28, 2013.

Viewing will be held at the Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, on Friday,May 31, 2013, at 1 p.m., with the funeral services following at 2p.m. Burial will follow in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Sylvester Bradshaw

Sylvester Bradshaw, 87, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Chicago, Ill.

Service will be 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Gatting Funeral Home, 10133 S. Halstead, Chicago, Ill. 60628.

Submitted by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Forrest L. ‘Moose’ Bragg

ANSTED — Forrest Lee Bragg, better known to all as “MOOSE”, 51, of Ansted, entered through the doors of GOD’S Kingdom of Heaven on Monday, May 27, 2013, at Bower’s Hospice House in Beckley.

Moose was born on Tuesday, July 11, 1961, in Oak Hill, W.Va. His Mother was the late Lyda Scott Parrish Bragg O’Dell. 

He was a 1980 graduate of Midland Trail High School, a proud United States Air Force veteran of Desert Storm and an outstanding Fayette County 911 Dispatcher for 20 years. He believed in God. 

“Moose” was a genuine people person, who will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his Mom, Lyda; his Maternal grandparents, Robert E. “Pete” and Ina V. Bragg Parrish; his Paternal grandparents, James Lee and Garnette M. James Bragg and a brother-in-law, Patrick S. Lockard. 

Those left to forever cherish memories of “Moose” are his special niece, Carol Jean and his great nephew, Corey and great niece, Rosa Palazzo, all of Lansing, who moved in with him to care for him during his illness; his siblings: one sister, Tammy A. Lockard of Lansing; three brothers and their wives, Wesley S. and Debbi Bragg of England, UK; Martin S. and Stacey Bragg of Masontown, W.Va. and T. Chris O’Dell of Mt. Nebo, W.Va.; nieces and nephews; Amanda Roland, Renee Bragg, and Richard Bragg, all of Georgia; Ann Escobar, Clinton Bragg, Laura Bragg, all of England, UK and Tyler Bragg of Missouri; Cody and Amanda O’Dell, of Ansted, and Kelsey O’Dell of Lookout, W.Va.; great nephews; Braxton and Brody O’Dell of Ansted; special lil cousins; Aubrey Fox, D.D. Fox, Kayla and Christian Wyatt, all of Oak Hill; Jeff Palazzo, of Conn., along with many other family members and friends. 

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Alloy Federal Credit Union, 129Court St. Fayetteville, WV 25840, reference Forrest Lee Bragg. 

“Moose’s” family would sincerely like to THANK the employees of Bower’s Hospice House and the in home Hospice Nurses, Stephanie Isaacs and Sandy Underwood for taking such Excellent and loving care of our “Moose” 

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Father Roy Gene Crist officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor, W.Va.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, at the Funeral Home in Ansted

On line condolences may be sent to 

Wallace and Wallace in Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.

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