The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 13, 2013

Obituaries— Wednesday, March 13, 2013



Lisa Michelle Short Blackburn

SIMON — Lisa Michelle Short Blackburn, 46, of Simon, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Pastor Randy Bowels officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, W.Va.

Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.


Doris Stewart Browning

PINEVILLE — Doris Stewart Browning, 83, of Pineville, passed away Saturday,  March 9, 2013, at her residence following a long illness.

Born February 7, 1930, at Pineville, she was the daughter of the late Jay H. and Verda Walker Stewart.

Mrs. Browning was a member of the Rock Castle Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping, going to church, cooking, working in her yard, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Viv Browning; a brother, Ted Stewart and a sister, Ruby Ellison.

Survivors include her son Gary Browning and his wife, Brenda of Pineville; two step-grandchildren,   Brandon Blaylock of Dallas, Texas and Julie Blaylock of Charleston; two step-great grandchildren: Dylan and Taylor Blaylock and their mother Tonya Blaylock.  

A celebration of Doris’s life will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Evan Arkell and Rev. Donald “Doc” Adkins officiating.

The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service.

Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, W.Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial donations may be made in Doris’ name to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25801 or to Gideon’s International, Fairley Lusk, P.O. Box 233, Oceana, WV  24870.

For those wishing to express their condolences may do so by visiting our website at

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville, is serving the Browning Family.

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