The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 24, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Dec. 24, 2012


Helen Marie Wall

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, Helen Marie Wall, 81, of Crab Orchard, formerly of Helen, went home to be with the Lord on December 22, 2012.

Born September 4, 1931, at Arista, WV, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Allie Brown Swaggerty. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Helen loved BINGO, baking, and loved to work; she was a Ward Clerk at both the Mullens Hospital and Raleigh General Hospital.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bettes Wall; three sons, Harold, Tommy and Bobby Wall; sister, Alice Thomas; five brothers, Junior, Calvert, Ralph, Billy, and Cecil Swaggerty; and six grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, with whom she made her home, Helen Hughes and husband, Denny, of Crab Orchard, daughter, Patty Hughes and husband, Oscar, of Helen, daughter, Carol Cadle and husband, Fred Jr., of Helen, son, Jerry Wall and wife, Shirl, of Bolt, son, Johnny Wall and wife, Shannon, of Lexington, NC, son, Bettes Lee Wall of Oak Hill, son, Raymond Wall and wife, Alice, of Kansas, daughter, Nancy Steverson of Beckley, daughter, Peggy Blankenship of Georgia, and Rhonda Cadle whom she loved like a daughter of Amigo; 37 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and special friends, Freda and Buddy McCall.

Services to celebrate the Life of Helen Marie Wall will be held 1 p.m. Monday, December 24, 2012, at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, with Brother Oakey Slate officiating. Helen will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may gather with the family from 12 p.m. until time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

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The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Lamberto Maramba and her son-in-law, Denny Hughes.

Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 101 1st Street, Sophia, is in charge of the arrangements.

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