The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 8, 2014

Obituaries — Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

James A. Bailey Jr.

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, our beloved James “Jim” Bailey Jr., of Crane Street, Beckley, passed away at his home. He was 63 years of age.

Born on August 5, 1950, at Beckley, Jim was the son of the late James and Mabel Bailey Sr. In addition to his parents his wife Sandra passed away on Sept. 1, 2013.

Jim enjoyed spending his time reading and fishing.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters Angela D. Daly and husband Dustin of Evansville, Ind., Amanda R. Bailey of Beckley, Jamielee Bailey of Beckley and Misty Rabago of Winter Garden, Fla., grandchildren, Caden Gainer, Victor Rabago, Christian Gonzalez, Abi Gonzalez and a grandchild to be born this summer, brother, Bill and his wife Betty of Tavares, Fla., sisters, Carol Sue Smith of Beckley, Cathy Smith of Beckley, Patty Nicholson and her husband Jim of Huntsville, Ala., and a host of nieces and nephews.

On Sunday, Feb. 9th, at 1 p.m. there will be a “Service of Remembrance” for Jim at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Pastor Paul Zutaut will be officiating. Jim will be laid to rest beside his beloved Sandra in the St. Sebastian Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service hour.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Mary L. Baldwin

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Mary L. Baldwin, 89, of Gallipolis, Ohio, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014, at Arbors of Gallipolis. 

She was born July 18, 1924, in Greenbrier County, W.Va., daughter of the late Lester Charles and Lillie Mae Clemmons Scott. She married Phil B. Baldwin and he preceded her in death on May 14, 2003.

Mary was a retired nurse’s aide from the Gallipolis Developmental Center. She attended Elizabeth Chapel Church and was a member of Eastern Star Chapter #134, Racine, Ohio.

Surviving are her son, Lacy Charles (Janet) Baldwin of Gallipolis, Ohio; her daughter, Phyllis Louise “Susie” LeBlanc of Chillicothe, Ohio; her daughter-in-law, Loretta Baldwin of Dayton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Flint of Clintonville, W.Va.; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Phil Bently Baldwin, Mary was preceded in death by a son, James Douglas Baldwin, a grandson, Lacy Charles Baldwin Jr., four brothers and five sisters.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, Ohio, and Wednesday, February 12, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, WV. 

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home with Mike Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

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Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of the local arrangements.

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