The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 17, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012



Barbara May Hurtte

On Saturday, October 13, 2012, God sent his Angels to escort Barbara May Hurtte to her heavenly home.

The youngest of four sisters, she was born on July 6, 1933 to the late John Henry and Laura A. Traynham.

A graduate of Stratton High School, she also attended Beckley College. She was a teachers aide at Mabscott Elementary School and a restaurant manager. She became a member of the Beckley Presbyterian Church, where she actively served, enjoyed singing in the choir and served on the hospitality committee.

 Barbara had limitless faith in God. She was loving, caring and compassionate, generous, kind and forgiving, with infinite patience. Her passion was God, her husband, children, extended family and her host of friends. She always had an open door, and was an excellent cook.  

Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Bernard C. Hurtte; their children, Renee (Reginald) Smith, Michael (Loretta) Hurtte Sr., Joseph (Monique) Hurtte, Donna (Royal) White and Mark Hurtte; three sisters, Dorothy (Bishop Azel) Colston, Maxine Carter, and Frances Hurtte; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Beckley Presbyterian Church, 203 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, with Pastor John Kinnon officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be emailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.


Minnie Grabosky Kania

OAK HILL — Minnie Grabosky Kania, 92, of Oak Hill, died on Monday, October 15, 2012,

Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Oak Hill, with Father Paul Yuenger officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until service time Thursday at the church.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneral

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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