The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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October 10, 2009

Obituaries - Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009

Tommy Lewis Arrington

OAK HILL — Tommy Lewis Arrington, 58, of Oak Hill, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, W.Va., following a short illness.

He was born May 11, 1951, at Chestnut Knob, W.Va., to Charles and Mabel Dixon Arrington. He was a mechanic and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mabel Dixon Arrington.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy (Samuel) Smith of Scarbro and April (Nathan) Burk of Hilltop; four grandchildren, Amber and Sammy Smith of Scarbro and Brandon and Madison Burk of Hilltop; mother of his children, Penny Shelton Arrington of Oak Hill; fiancee, Pat Rhodes of Oak Hill; one stepson, Gary Rhodes of Oak Hill; one stepdaughter, Shelia Ballangee of Oak Hill; one sister, Debrah Arrington, and two brothers, Charles and Timmie Arrington, all of Oak Hill; four stepgrandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Pastor Lum Toney officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Tyree Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Burk, Samuel Smith, Darrel Naylor, Forrest McFarland, George Harrah and Jimmy Sears.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home of Oak Hill.

Edna Bailey

GLEN ROGERS — Edna Bailey, 59, departed this life Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009.

Arrangements are incomplete. Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

Joyce Bragg

Joyce Bragg, 71, of Bragg, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, following a long illness.

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Cora Braxton

Ms. Cora Braxton, of Beckley, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009.

As per her request, she has been cremated, and a memorial service will be at a later date.

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