The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 1, 2009

Obituaries — Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wilbur Howard Brown

Mr. Wilbur Howard Brown, 77, of 123 Antonio Ave., Beckley, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Raleigh General Hospital.

Born Dec. 27, 1931, at Slab Fork, W.Va., he was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Brown.

Mr. Brown was retired from the United States Marine Corp and was an electrician.

He was also a member of Central Street Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an uncle, Samuel Campbell; and two aunts, Cleophas Tweedie and Katherine Gowen.

Those left to cherish his memory include his uncle, Harry A. Campbell of Wilmington, DE; cousins, Mary S. Campbell, Richard (Anna) Campbell and William (Jacqueline) Tweedie, all of Detroit, Mich., Mary Bryant, Gloria Carroll and John Campbell, all of New York, Harry Campbell, Jr. and wife of Washington, Levetta (Luke) Horsey, French Campbell and wife, and Thurston Campbell, all of Wilmington, Delaware, Jeffrey (Eldine) Campbell of Birmingham, Ala., Alisha (Robert) Evan of Ill., and Monika Jones of Detroit, Mich.; and friend, Laura Moten of Beckley, W.Va.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Central Street Baptist Church, Brooks and G Streets, Beckley, with the Rev. Charles Gore officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Willie Mae ‘Board’ Carmichael

Mrs. Willie Mae “Board” Carmichael was born March 6, 1927, and was baptized at East Gulf Baptist Church, East Gulf, W.Va.

She was the first child of Lincoln and Willie Board.

She was a graduate of Byrd Prillerman High School as valedictorian, where she also served as flag girl for the marching band. She relocated to New York in 1952 and married King Edward Carmichael on July 5, 1952, in New York. She attended Queens Boro College in New York, where she received an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Her career spanned over a number of years. She was a liscensed beautician, as well as a para professional in the NYC Board of Education.

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