The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 4, 2008

Obituaries for Friday, September 5, 2008

Kleta Kay Kinney Allen

LOGAN — Kleta Kay Kinney Allen, 62, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.

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

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Honaker Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be directed to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, N.C. 27710.

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Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Bragg

On Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, Virginia Bragg passed away at the Hidden Valley Center. She was in her 83rd year.

Born Virginia Kathleen Gardner on May 17, 1925, at Laurel Creek in Fayette County, she was one of eight children born to the late Eugene and Leota Berry Gardner. Her sisters, Nona Lee Kincaid, Lillie Mae Ayers and Emma Jean Keller; and brothers, Cecil, Hersie and Billy Gardner, also preceded her in death.

Virginia spent her childhood at Laurel Creek. A resident of Daniels since 1967, Virginia resided in Prosperity for 22 years. A devoted member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, she was a past member of the Ladies of St. Francis, Shady Spring Garden and the Women’s Club. In her leisure time, she enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

In addition to the Gardner family, Virginia was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul Edward Bragg, on Sept. 21, 1981.

She was the devoted mother of Paul E. Bragg and his wife, Darlena, of Inwood and Vickie Lilly and her husband, Keith, of Jumping Branch; Virginia was the proud grandmother of Heather Bragg and Michael Sweeney; the dear sister of Joe Gardner and the fond aunt of several nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church with Monsignor Samuel Sacus as celebrant. The Rite of Committal will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Sunset Memorial Park.

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