The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 7, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, Oct. 7, 2013


James Vernon Ramsey

RAINELLE — James Vernon Ramsey, 81, of Rainelle, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, after a long illness.

Born Sept. 6, 1932, at Winona, he was the son of the late James Addison and Vada May Petry Ramsey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Glades Jean Ramsey.

Mr. Ramsey had worked as Parts Manager for Paul Boggs Auto Sales and as Electronics Manager for Aide’s Discount Store, both in Rainelle. He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and attained the rank of Master Sergeant. His hobbies included woodworking, collecting knives, and playing the guitar, especially for country gospel singers.

Survivors include: his wife, Doreen M. Ramsey; three daughters, Sandra Mae Ramsey of Rutherfordton, NC, Carol Lynn Ratliff and husband, Jeff, and Carla Jean Foley and husband, Ray, all of Smoot; one son, Jeffrey Allen Ramsey of Rainelle; two sisters, Carolyn Bradshaw and husband, Noah, of Crisfield, MD, and Kathy Ramsey of Morgantown; one brother, Donald Ramsey and wife, Harrietta, of Rainelle; eight (8) grandchildren; and eight (8) great-grandchildren.

Private family services have already been held.

Arrangements through Wallace & Wallace, Rainelle.

Robert Salmons

FAYETTEVILLE — Robert W. (Bob) Salmons, 79, of Fayetteville, WV, passed away October 5th at home following a short illness.

Born July 25, 1934, in Bath County, Virginia, Bob moved to West Virginia in 1954 and married the love of his life, Eunice Marie Arnold, in 1955. In their 58 years of marriage they were blessed with five children: Shirley Wood and husband Steve of Bedford, VA, Carolyn Spinney and husband Tim of Albuquerque, NM, Steve Salmons and wife Deanna of Fayetteville, WV, Dale Salmons and wife Valerie of Lancaster, PA, and Phyllis Wilson and husband Mickey of Richmond, VA; Grandchildren: Amanda and Sarah Spinney, Josh and Tryston Evans, Audrey, Alden and Lydia Salmons.

Throughout his years he worked for various construction and surface mining companies. He retired from Peabody Coal Company in 1993.

Bob was of the Christian faith.

His remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, where the funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 8th, with the Rev. Justin Seay officiating and where the family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

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