The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 24, 2011

Obituaries — Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

Brenda Sue Adkins

ROBINETTE — Brenda Sue Adkins, 65, of Robinette died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Robinette Church of God, Robinette, with the Rev. Albert Cline. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby Heights, Pecks Mill. Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, and prior to the services Wednesday at the church.

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Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara (Bobbi) Arnold

“My Sweetie is out of pain and gone to Heaven. Thank you, Lord.” It is with great sadness that the passing of Barbara Arnold is announced. Barbara died on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, at her home in Shady Spring. She was 70 years of age.

Known affectionately as “Bobbi” all her life, Barbara Earle Richardson was born on July 30th, 1941, at Daniels. The first of five children, she is the precious daughter of Mabel Boley Richardson of Shady Spring and the late John Earl Richardson.

Bobbie spent her childhood at Shady Spring where she graduated from Shady Spring High School, Class of 1959. For the past 26 years, Bobbi has been married to Fredrick D. Arnold. Bobbi and Fred have shared many wonderful times together over the years. They were true soul mates. Bobbi and Fred were great animal lovers and enjoyed flower gardening. One day after they first married, Bobbi and Fred were walking over their property at their home in Shady Spring. They were pondering, “What they might do with all this land?” Since 1985, Rainbow Retreat Pet Cemetery has become the final resting place of many beloved pets.

In addition to her mother and Fred, Bobbi leaves her children, Daniel Snyder and his wife, Carla, and Lawrence “Trey” Snyder, to cherish her memory. Her daughter, Kimberly, died in January of 2010. Bobbi is the fond sister of Judith Hopkins of Charleston, Gary Richardson of Phoenix, AZ, and Larry Richardson of Pocahontas, VA; two nieces and a nephew also survive.

And so now it is Bobbie’s turn to “Cross Over the Rainbow Bridge.” She will be reunited with her Dad and Kimberly and all the little creatures she cared for on earth for all eternity. On Tuesday morning, October 25th, at 11 a.m. Barbara Arnold will be laid to rest at the Rainbow Retreat Cemetery at Shady Spring on Pluto Road. Family and friends are invited to meet at the cemetery by 10:30 a.m. Rev. Ronnie Stapleton will be officiating. Now Bobbi and Fred were never ones “for a lot of fuss.” They request you dress casually, “Men, no suits or ties; Ladies, forgo your dresses and heels and dress warmly.”

The family suggests donations of sympathy be made to the Raleigh County Humane Society, 325 Grey Flats Road, Beckley, WV 25801-5878.

“…all God’s creatures great and small, The Lord God made them all…” “Rest In Peace, our dear Bobbi … until we Cross Over The Rainbow Bridge to meet you again.”

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley, WV.

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