The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 3, 2009

Obituaries — Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Riley Aliff

Riley Aliff, 66, of Coal City, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Raleigh General Hospital.

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, Beckley.

Thelma A. Bailey

Thelma A. Bailey, 85, of Herndon Heights, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at her residence, following a short illness.

Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Elma Delp Clark

Elma Delp Clark, age 84, of Beckley, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009.

Born April 4, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Freeland Brown and Hettie Huffman Delp.

Elma loved taking care of children, spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, reading her bible and attending church. She was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God, where she taught Sunday School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Bobbi Clark; a son, Gary Clark; one granddaughter, Tina Marie Neilson; and siblings, Janice Six, Berman Delp, Wilford Delp and Dillard Delp.

Those left to cherish her memory include one son, Randy Clark and wife, Stephanie, of Beckley; two daughters, Debbie Mann and husband, John, of Daniels, and Kim Lilly and husband, George, of Beckley; nine grandsons, Jeff, Jason, Todd, Chad, Ronnie, Brandon, Justin, Ethan and Logan,; one granddaughter, Jessica; ten great-grandchildren; three brothers, Olan Delp of Maryland, Harold Delp of Fla., and Gaylon Delp of S.C.

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

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor John Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and great-grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Louise Cook

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