The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 9, 2014

Obituaries — Sunday, March 9, 2013

Chilton Denward  Akers

MEADOW BRIDGE — Chilton Denward Akers, 92, of Meadow Bridge, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today, March 9, in the Old Walker Cemetery on Gwinn Siding Road, Meadow Bridge. There will be no visitation.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc., Rainelle.

James Andrew ‘Jim’ Amos Sr.

PETERSTOWN — James Andrew “Jim” Amos Sr., 77, passed away March 8, 2014.

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, online at

Janie Louise Bellamy

MONTGOMERY — Janie Louise Bellamy, 61, of Montgomery, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel in Prosperity with Pastor Jeff Floyd officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other tributes are available via

Arrangements with Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive in Prosperity.

William Albert ‘Bill’ Bollenbach

CLAYTON — William Albert “Bill” Bollenbach, age 81, of Clayton, W.Va., formerly of Kemblesville, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at his home in Clayton, following a sudden illness.

Born November 22, 1932, in Wilmington, Del., he was the son of the late Otto A. and Martha Walker Bollenbach. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Samuel and Elizabeth Davis Walker; his first wife, Priscilla Richards Bollenbach; and a stepgranddaughter, Emily Ashmead.

Mr. Bollenbach was raised by his grandparents on a dairy farm in Centreville, Del., and graduated from A.I. DuPont High School in Wilmington, Del., where he was a member of the Future Farmers of America. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served our country in the United States Air Force. Mr. Bollenbach and his wife Peggy moved to West Virginia in 1991. He was a retired, self-employed farmer, having operated a cow-calf operation on his farm, Way Back Farm at Clayton, W.Va. Prior to his self-employment, he was a charter bus driver for a commercial bus company for many years. Mr. Bollenbach was Summers County Supervisor of the Southern Conservation District, Beckley, W.Va., and served as Chairman of the Board for eight years. He was a member of the Greenbrier County Farm Bureau and served as membership chairman of the West Virginia Farm Bureau. Mr. Bollenbach was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and the Summers County and Greenbrier County Farm Bureaus for 50 years. He was a member of the Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson, W.Va., where he served as a deacon and was a member of the church choir. Mr. Bollenbach loved bluegrass music and enjoyed attending bluegrass festivals and he loved to travel, especially out west to visit ranches and to Nova Scotia.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Margaret Louise “Peggy” Borcherdt Bollenbach of Clayton, W.Va.; five children, Bill Bollenbach and his wife, LuAnn, of Coatesville, Pa., Debbie Canby of Kirkwood, Pa., Cindy Horton and her husband, Dean, of New London, Pa., Jeff Bollenbach and his wife, Elicia, of Oxford, Pa., and Cherie Saienni and her husband, Joe, of New London, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; five stepchildren, Johnny Miller of Bellingham, Wash., Suzie Ashmead and her husband, Ed, of Lincoln University, Pa., Mindy Collins and her husband, Bryan, of Bellingham, Wash., Jeb Miller and his wife, Kathy, of West Chester, Pa., and Meg Turpin and her husband, Traynter, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 10 stepgrandchildren; a sister, Sarah Elizabeth Graf and her husband, Charlie, of Ocala, Fla.; three brothers, Michael Bollenbach and his wife, Sheila, of Sacramento, Calif., Fred Bollenbach and his wife, Mary, of Columbia, S.C., and Russ Fox and his wife, Jacque, of Cullman, Ala.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial services will be Monday, March 10, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson, W.Va., with the Rev. Dr. Bill Bryan and the Rev. Mark Stauffer officiating. Friends may call Monday, March 10, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, Alderson, W.Va.

For those considering an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Summers County 4-H, Summers Memorial Building, 97 Park Avenue, Hinton, WV 25951-2450, or to the Future Farmers of America, Summers County High School, Attention: FFA, One Bobcat Drive, Hinton, WV 25951-2450.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.

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