The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 26, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, May 26, 2013


Thelma Bragg Chapman

MOUNT HOPE — Thelma Bragg Chapman, 86, of Mount Hope died Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Bowers Hospice House following a long illness.

Born August 2, 1926, at Ellison, she was a daughter of the late Basil and Daisy Barlow Bragg.

Thelma was a member of the Jumping Branch Gospel Tabernacle and a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by one sister, Stella Horton.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Harold Chapman, and one granddaughter, Sarah Paxton, both of Mt. Hope; three brothers, James Bragg and wife Maxine of Nimitz, Glen Bragg and wife Annie of Illinois and Roger Bragg and wife Jane of Jumping Branch; one sister, Virginia Stennett and husband Tom of Nimitz.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Tom Coffman officiating. Burial will follow in the Lilly-Crews Cemetery at Nimitz. Friends may call at the funeral parlors from noon until time of services on Tuesday. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Darrell Gene Clarkson

GAP MILLS — Darrell Gene Clarkson, 53, of Gap Mills, passed away Friday morning, May 24, 2013.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the Crimson Springs Church at Zenith with the Rev. Jim Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at the Valley View Cemetery at Zenith. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

Carl Bryan Cook

HILTON VILLAGE — Carl Bryan Cook, 49, of Hilton Village, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Smathers Funeral Chapel. Friends may call one hour before the service from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc., Rainelle.

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