The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 3, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013


Bertha Mae Boggs

CALDWELL — Bertha Mae Boggs, 87, of Caldwell, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct. 10, 1925, at Blue Sulphur Springs, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Russell Williams and Charles Wilda Scruggs Williams and was preceded in death by her husband, the late Paul W. Boggs in 2002; brothers, Clinton, Kyle, Woodrow, Lawrence, James, Leslie and Jess Williams and sister, Naomi Hylton.

Bertha worked at Boggs Auto Parts in Caldwell, a business that Paul and Bertha started over 60 years ago. She worked every day up until the time of her illness in July.

She enjoyed gardening, quilting and spending time with her family and talking with the customers at work.

Bertha is survived by her children, sons, Paul Jr. and Teresa of Caldwell, Russell and Andrea of Lewisburg; daughters, Pamela Laursen and Lee of Roanoke, Va., Burnitice Booze and Robert of Caldwell, Kimberly Counts and Eddie of Harts Run and a sister, Nora Blanche Karnes of Princeton; eight grandchildren, Michelle Surgeon and Jeff of Fincastle, Va., Michael Boggs and Alicia of Elkins, W.Va., Amelia Evans and Mark of  Indiana, Christy Boggs of Port Orange, Fla., Russell Boggs Jr. and Holly of White Sulphur Springs, Brittany Boggs of White Sulphur Springs, Spencer Thomas of Williamsburg and Jeremy Counts of Harts Run and 12 great-grandchildren, Aaron, Kara, Abigail, Caden, Lydia, Nathan, Caitland, Cassidi, Regan, Leaha, Anse and Calleigh.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Caldwell Pentecostal Holiness Church in Caldwell with the Rev. Ronnie Seville and the Rev. Michael Boggs officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Church Cemetery, Organ Cave.

Friends may call 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the church.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Virginia Ruth Bolz

FT. MYERS, Fla. — Virginia Ruth Bolz of Fort Myers, formerly of Hinton, passed away September 29, 2013.

At her request, she will be cremated and no services will be held.

Arrangements submitted by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

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