The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 6, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, March 6, 2013



Mildred Lahoma Crutchfield

Mildred Lahoma Crutchfield, 95, of Sophia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 1, 2013.

She was born May 20, 1917 at Big Stick, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Terry Easley Gibson Sr. and Minneola Jones Gibson.

Mildred was a charter member of the Sophia Freewill Baptist Church in Sophia and was a faithful member who loved the Lord, her family, and her church family. She enjoyed singing in a quartet and the church choir.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Henry Crutchfield; sisters, Frances Louise Cook, Margaret Hughes, Macil Tankersley, Catherine Riggs; and a brother, Terry Easley Gibson Jr.

Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Ernest Homer Crutchfield of Newport Richey, Fla.; a grandson, Randy Crutchfield and wife, Sheila of Mechanicsville, Md.; three granddaughters, Melanie DeCampo and husband, George of Manchester, Md., Kim Brogan and husband, Kevin of MacArthur, Robin Allen of Ashboro, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and sisters, Phyllis Eastridge Milam and husband, Archie of Beckley, Mary Thompson of Coal City, and Brenda Boyd of Beckley.

Services to celebrate the life of Mildred Lahoma Crutchfield will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Sophia Freewill Baptist Church, 122 Wickline Avenue, Sophia, with Rev. George Smith and Rev. Bobby Carter officiating. Following the services, Mildred will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Hot Coal Cemetery, Sophia.

Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. until time of the service Saturday at the church.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 101 1st Street, Sophia, is in charge of the arrangements.


Melvina Stanley Evans

OAK HILL — Melvina Stanley Evans, 95, of Oak Hill, died on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Services will be on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum No. 3 in Prosperity. Burial will follow.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Friday at the mausoleum.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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