The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 11, 2011

Obituaries — Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Carol Sue Bailey

Carol Sue Bailey, 66, of Fairdale, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 9, 2011.

Born May 1, 1945, she is the daughter of the late Fletcher and Jesse Owens Smith.

Carol enjoyed spending time with her grandsons, and was an avid doll collector. She loved taking care of her home and family and enjoyed shopping. Carol was a member of the Fairdale Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her two brothers, Howard Smith and Charles Smith.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 48 years, Donald G. Bailey of Fairdale; sons Donald G. Bailey Jr. and wife Renee of Troutman, N.C. and Michael Bailey of Bolt, W.Va.; grandchildren Nicholas Bailey and Matthew Bailey; sisters Barbara Wright of Bolt, Betty Paynter of Columbus, Ohio; brothers Fletcher Smith Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif., Bud Smith of Las Vegas, Nev.; also a host of family and friends.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2011, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Pastor Randall Pugh officiating. Entombment will be held at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

Kevin G. Brown

CYCLONE — Kevin G. Brown, 44, departed this life Monday, August 8, 2011, in Bluefield Regional Medical Center following a long illness.

Born June 2, 1967, he was the son of the Charles W. Brown and Dorothy Jane Overton.

Kevin was a 1985 graduate of Oceana High School, enjoyed wresting, going to concerts and movies, loved cats and going to Myrtle Beach.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Van Brown.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother and step father, Dorothy and James Overton of Cyclone; a brother, Timothy Brown and his wife, Suzann of Oceana; a sister, Tina Smith and husband, Sid of Belfry, Ky.; two step sisters, Renee Runyon and husband, Bill of Cyclone and Kim Overton of Princeton; his companion, Melissa Spears of Bluefield; nephew, Jason Brown and wife, Kendra; four nieces, Megan Brown, Christa Brown, Kayla Brown and Caitlyn Smith; three grand nephews, Parker and Aiden Brown and Jaxon Walls; and a host of family and friends.

A celebration of Kevin’s life will be 2 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2011, at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel with Rev. Merle Walls officiating. Kevin will be laid to rest in Harless Cemetery, at Cyclone.

The family will receive friends from noon until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

A video tribute, guestbook and condolences at

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

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