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May 11, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, May 11, 2013

James Glen Booth

PETERSTOWN — James Glen Booth, 93, of Peterstown, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.



Pansy Bratcher

Pansy Bratcher, 63, of Eccles, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.



Rev. Robert I. Brown

The Rev. Robert I. Brown, 71, of Beckley, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Central Baptist Church. Friends may call from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at Hilltop Baptist Center with celebration service beginning at 6 p.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Central Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Tazewell, Va.

Condolences may be e-mailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.



Juanita W. Dunn

PRINCETON — Juanita W. Dunn, 92, of Princeton, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.



CW2 (Ret) Jerry R. Fink

CW2 (Ret) Jerry R. Fink passed away peacefully at his home in Crab Orchard, on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

Born on June 17, 1940, the son of the late Garner and Margaret Acord Fink, he grew up in Glen White until he joined the Army in 1957. He was a member of the Glen White Baptist Church. He retired from the military with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Ft. Campbell, Ky., in 1978 having served tours in Panama, Dominican Republic, two in Vietnam and Okinawa with the 7th Special Forces Group, 1st. Special Forces, and 173rd Airborne Brigade, Germany with the 3rd Cavalry 11th Armed Calvary Regiment and 130th Engineer Brigade, and at Ft. Bragg, N.C., with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was awarded numerous awards and decorations, the most notable being the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal, the Air Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. He was wounded in action during his 1st tour in Vietnam. Upon his military retirement, Jerry began his second career as the General Manager of the Raleigh County Memorial Airport until his retirement from that position in 1997.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife and the love of his life of 54 years, Helen Greer Fink; his brother, Robert (Bobby) Fink and sister Linda Fink (and Willard) McGraw, all of Crab Orchard, his children, Cyndi Fink Tillinghast of Crab Orchard, Michael (and Devona) Fink of Columbia, S.C., Sherry (and Barry) Barajas of Beckley, and Jerry Lee (and Melissa) Fink of San Antonio, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Tyler (and Tabetha) Fink, Christopher Fink, Hannah Fink, Samantha (and Joe) Chapman, Savannah Barajas, Shannon Barajas, Candace Meadows, LaDawn (and Wesley) Hill, Heather (and Nick) Crissman, and Steven Fink; five great-grandchildren, Hunter, Haylee, Aubree, Tyson, and Tucker; and his best friend of 57 years, Johnny Richards of Glen White.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at 2 p.m., with Pastors Kenneth Parent and Roger Pauley officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 32 Honor Guard.

The visitation will be on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Michael Fink, USAF (Ret) Tech. Sgt. Jerry Lee Fink, Christopher Fink, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Tyler Fink, Joe Chapman, and Barry Barajas. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Fink, USAF (Ret.) Master Sgt. Steve McGraw, Greg McGraw, Willard (Coon) McGraw, Nick Crissman, and Johnny Richards.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in Jerry’s name.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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