The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 16, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Helen Rushbrook Bazzarre

Helen Rushbrook Bazzarre, 88, of Beckley, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013.

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Arrangements are pending at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Edward Cecil Bowles

Edward Cecil Bowles, 64, of Sand Branch, died Monday, July 15, 2013.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Don C. Bowling

TOWSON, Md. — Don C. Bowling, 76, formerly of Hinton, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc., 1050 York Road (at beltway exit 26). Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 410-823-1700.

Eva Delores Bragg

Eva Delores Bragg, 79, of Coal City, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at the Bowers Hospice House following a short illness.

Born June 22, 1934, at Vicovy, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Susan Richmond Bragg. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Helen West, and brother-in-law, Vernon Troxell.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sister, Eresell Troxell of Westminster, Md.; brother, Ray Bragg and his wife, Debbie, of Shady Spring; aunt, Myrtle Lamb, uncle, Charlie Richmond and his wife, Joann; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and a special “buddy,” Avary Bragg.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Melton Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Lee officiating. Friends and family may gather from 11 a.m. until time of service.

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Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Bessie Irene Cawley Corder

FAYETTEVILLE — Bessie Irene Cawley Corder, 99, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.

Born on December 29, 1913, at Poca, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Canna B. Cox Cawley.

Mrs. Corder was a longtime member of Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Beckwith. She was the oldest living graduate of her class at East Bank High School. Mrs. Corder and her late husband, Otis, were owners and operators of Corder’s General Store at Beckwith. She was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 107 at Oak Hill.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Meade Corder, on June 27, 1978.

Left to cherish her memory include her two sons, Otis Meade Corder Jr. of Oak Hill and Robert Allen Corder of Fayetteville; one grandson, Timothy Corder; one granddaughter, Tiffany Turpin; and two great-granddaughters.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity with Pastor Mack Canterbury officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home at Prosperity.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be made to Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church – Ladies Circle; PO Box 884, Fayetteville, WV 25840.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Corder family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

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