The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 19, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, August 19, 2013

Amy Arnold

HINTON — Amy Arnold, 89, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton.

Harold E. ‘Doc’ Bostic

GREENVILLE — Harold E. “Doc” Bostic, 89, of Greenville, WV, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Princeton Community Hospital following a sudden illness. 

He was born at Rock Camp, WV, January 12, 1924, a son of the late James Homer and Myrtle Ann Copeland Bostic.

Mr. Bostic was a farmer and he also worked at the Ronceverte, Alderson, Caldwell and Narrows Livestock Markets for over 60 years, a member of the Rock Camp Baptist Church and the Monroe Cattleman’s Association.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Virginia Mann Bostic of Greenville; 5 children, Marry Ann Smith and husband, Charlie, of Baton Rouge, LA, Sue Burns and husband, Craig, of Mt. Clare, Bobby Bostic and wife, Leressa, of Union, Jim Bostic of Buckhannon, Dwight L. Bostic and wife, Sue, of Austin, TX, 7 grandchildren, Suzanne Wilson and husband, Lenny, Michael Burns and wife, Becky, Adam and Katherine Smith, Jessica Yates and husband, Cory, Sarah and Emily Bostic; 3 great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Blake Wilson, Jackson Burns.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union with Pastor Paul Broyles and Rev. Eugene Fullen officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellison Cemetery at Dropping Lick.

Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home in Union from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 19, 2013.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

Howard E. Crawford

BIG CREEK — Howard E. Crawford, 92, of Big Creek passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Summers Nursing and Rehab following a long illness.

Born July 25, 1921, at Summers County, he was a son of the late Homer R. and Lillian Martin Crawford.

A World War II Veteran having served his country in the United States Army with 863 Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion in Europe, retired from the CSX Railroad after many years of service, loved hunting and raising a big garden every year as long as health permitted.

Preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert and Hubert Crawford, and three sisters, Louise Adkins, Viola Crawford and Lacy Humphries.

Survived by his son, Gary “Jackie” Crawford and wife Loretta of Radford, VA; one grandson, Gary Crawford Jr. and wife Lori of Spindale, NC; one great-granddaughter, Tera Crawford of Spindale, NC; one brother, Bobby Crawford of Baltimore, MD; one sister, Gladys Lilly of Charleston, SC; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Lynn Maddy officiating. Burial will follow in the Crawford Cemetery at Big Creek.

Friends may call from noon until service time on Tuesday at the funeral parlors.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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