The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 31, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013

Ernest E. Blankenship

NORTH SPRING — Ernest E. Blankenship, 41, of North Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, with the Rev. Clifford Trent and the Rev. Roy Lee Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Browning & Grimmett Cemetery, Bruno. Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. with a special service at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at the funeral home.

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Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.

Gene David Combs Sr.

CAPE CARTERET, N.C. — Gene David Combs Sr., 83, of Cape Carteret died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Swansboro. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park with military honors. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at the funeral home.

Electronic condolences may be left for the family at

Louise Griffith

Louise Griffith, 89, of White Oak, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House.

Born on July 1, 1924, in Imboden, VA, to the late Elbert and Lucinda Herron.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years prior to death, John R. Griffith; 5 brothers and 7 sisters.

She was a previous member and secretary of The Open Door Church of Shady Spring where she also taught Sunday school.

Those who remain to cherish her memory include her sons, John R. Griffith and wife Stella of Kegley and Timothy Griffith and his wife Carol of Beaver; daughter, Mary Armentrout and her husband Robert of White Oak; three grandchildren, Angela Rena Bragg and Beth Marshall both of Beckley and Jeffrey Lee Bragg and wife Jennifer of Roanoke, VA; extended family, Marvin Evans and wife Mary of White Oak.

Graveside rites and interment will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 1, 2013, at the Williams Cemetery in White Oak with the Rev. Orville Setliff presiding.

Friends may gather with the family at the cemetery from 2 to 3 p.m. for visitation.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers you may make donations to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive in Beckley.

Private online condolences may be made to the family via

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home-Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road in Shady Spring.

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