The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 22, 2013

Obituaries - Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Samuel Brockman

Mr. Samuel Brockman, 85, of Beckley, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Terry Ray Brown

FAYETTEVILLE — Terry Ray Brown, 56, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

Born April 25, 1956, at Charleston, W.Va., the son of Raymond Edward Brown Sr. and Hazel Cotielle (Powers) Brown Basista.

Terry enjoyed working on cars and 4-wheelers. His pastime was watching NASCAR Racing and being with his pet cats, dogs, and horses.

Terry was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Kentucky Fuel Corporation.

Terry was preceded in death by his grandparents Burley and Rosa Powers; his Aunt Ellen Fleshman; and his Uncle Frankie Powers.

Those left to cherish his memory include his parents Raymond Edward Brown Sr. and his wife Lillian of Georgia and Hazel Cotielle Basista and her husband Joseph John Basista of Georgia; siblings Raymond Brown Jr. and his life partner Mike Render of Florida; Tonya Renee Keith and her companion Lou of Ohio, and Joseph Michael Basista and his wife Angie of Georgia; four nieces, one nephew, several cousins, many friends and his best friend for many years Rhonda Henson.

His remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main Street, Oak Hill, W.Va., 25901, where the funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Jackie Pittman officiating and where the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Pet and Animal Rescue in West Virginia, mailing address, Rescue Me, West Virginia Donation Processing, 3001 Salem Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677, or phone, 1-800-800-2099, ext 7. Be sure to mention that your donation is in memory of Terry Ray Brown of Fayetteville, W.Va.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

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