The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 13, 2008

Obituaries for Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sherry Lynn Blankenship

Sherry Lynn Blankenship, 46, of Rhodell, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at her home.

Arrangements are incomplete.

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

Lillian Clark

Lillian Elizabeth Dickinson Clark, 93, of Surveyor, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Hilltop Center.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

Lois C. Dixon

Lois C. Dixon of the Wildwood Apartments, 150 Autumn Lane, Beckley, formerly of New York, went to be with her loving Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.

She was a dedicated loving Christian, who served her Lord and others in a gracious Christian way. She had a vivacious caring spirit. She loved to read, go shopping, listening to her Christian music and doing a variety of artistic things on the computer.

She will be sorely missed by her many friends and family. She attended the Heart of God Ministries of Beckley.

She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Graham of New York.

Surviving relatives are two sons, Kenny Graham and David Graham, both of New York; two sisters, Carrie Jordan and Beatrice Macalip, both of New York; and other family members and friends.

There will be a memorial service in New York, where she will be honored.

Condolences can be sent to Kenny Graham at 79 Broad St., Staunton Island, NY 10304.

Martha Ellen ‘Big Mom’ Elkins

Martha Ellen “Big Mom” Elkins, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 12, 2008, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born on Aug. 28, 1921, in Big Shoal, Ky., a daughter of the late Leonard and Anna Sue Fife Steffey.

“Big Mom,” as everyone knew her, loved visiting with family and friends. She enjoyed tra-veling, going to the beach and sitting on her front porch. She was a member of the New Life Community Church.

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