The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 3, 2008

Obituaries for Thursday, September 4, 2008

Kleta Allen

LOGAN — Kleta Allen, 62, of Logan, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.

Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Franklin C. Blake

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — Franklin C. Blake, 58, of Elizabethtown, a native of Beckley, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.

A graveside service will be noon Friday at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky.

Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today and will continue after 9 a.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.

Hallie Marie Bland

LEWISBURG — Hallie Marie Bland, 77, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, in the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a short illness.

Born Aug. 19, 1931, at Sistersville, she was the daughter of the late Harrell and Marie Richardson Coffman.

Mrs. Bland had been a lifelong resident of the Ronceverte area, member of the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Lewisburg Lioness, homemaker and retired from the Greenbrier Manor at Fairlea.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pat E. Bland Sr.; and a son, Pat E. Bland Jr.

Survivors include three sons, Harrell Bland of Lewisburg, Richard Bland of Fairbanks, Alaska, Kevin Bland and wife, Jennifer, of State College, Pa.; two sisters, Nellie Tuckwiller of Asbury and Sarah Morris of Ronceverte; two brothers, Richard Coffman of Lewisburg and John Coffman of Ronceverte and grandchild, Geoffrey P. Bland of State College, Pa.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea, with the Rev. Joseph Kenaston and the Rev. Jeffrey Kanode officiating. Burial will follow in the Coffman Cemetery, Coffman Cemetery Road, Lewisburg.

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