The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 3, 2010

Obituaries - Monday, Jan. 4, 2010

Charles Robert Bailey

HAMPTON, Va. — Charles Robert Bailey, 80, of Hampton, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in Hampton, following a long illness.

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Aaron Cox

LEWISBURG — Aaron Cox, 22, of Lewisburg died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.

Service will be 2 p.m. today, Jan. 4, at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Burial will follow in the Roach Cemetery The family will receive friends from noon until time of the service today at the funeral home.

Deacon Howard Jefferson Crump

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Deacon Howard Jefferson Crump, 94, of White Sulphur Springs entered into eternal rest and glory on January 2, 2010.

Born into this life on April 24, 1915, he was a son of the late James F. Crump and mother, Louie Fisher Mann Crump.

Mr. Crump was employed at The Greenbrier hotel for 51 years as a bellman, mail carrier, and boot black. Brother Crump belonged to King Hiram #7 Lodge of Lewisburg, W.Va., as 33rd Degree Mason and past worshipful master. He was a member of the Shriners Temple Ramaden-Harlem Hershts 127, a lifetime member of the Eastern Stars, was a lifetime member and the oldest surviving member of the First Baptist Church in White Sulphur Springs, senior Deacon Emeritus of Deacon Board, past Superintendent of Sunday School, member of the senior choir, past minister of music, member of Trustee Board and other offices. He was also a leader of the midweek prayer service.

Brother Crump was past president and founding and lifetime member of NAACP Board, a member of Martin Luther King Day Committee, past Grand Marshal of WV State Hilltop Convention. An inspiration to bring, then Grand Marshal spoke at 1st Baptism 2nd Sunday in June 1992 as well as many others; “To God Be The Glory.” He received the WV most outstanding Citizen Award, and helped with the National Civil Rights Movement. He helped to organize a union at The Greenbrier hotel-AFL-CIO. Brother Crump was a member of the Crump Brothers Quartet, a member of the community of Black History held on Feb. 26, 1994, at Bolling High School.

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