The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 6, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013



Beulah McFarland

LOCHGELLY — Mrs. Beulah McFarland, 88, of Lochgelly, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.


Hollie R. McKinney

 AMIGO — Hollie Ray McKinney, 49, of Amigo, passed away on Monday, Nov.  4, 2013 at his residence following a long illness.

Arrangements are incomplete at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.


Lacy Howard Milam

On Thursday, October 31, 2013, Lacy Howard Milam, passed away at Bowers Hospice House.

Born at Allen Creek on February 25, 1933, he was the oldest son of William Lundy Milam and Hulda L. Milam. Other than his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Sgt. Danny Milam in 1986 and two daughters, Ann in 1962 and Brenda Starr in 1963, also a grandson, Brenton Andrew in 2008. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Verlon Edward and Arlie Steven (Joe) and a sister, Macie Taylor.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Millsaps Milam; three sons, Ray and William (Bill) and his companion Joan all of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Kenneth and his wife Amanda of Tampa, Fla. Other survivors are his six brothers, Jimhazel, William, Carl, David, Morris and Ernie; four sisters, Etta Bell, Cora, Dolly and Bessie Jane; grandchildren, Joshua and Jessica, Brian and Brandon; six great-grandchildren; a special granddaughter, Erica Patrick and special friends, Frank and Karen Bowers, Russell and Sherry Patrick.

A Marine, Lacy served during the Korean Conflict where he attained the rank of Sgt. He worked in the coal mines for 38 1/2 years having last worked for Peabody Coal at the Wharton 4 Mine. An avid outdoorsman, Lacy loved to hunt and fish but he also enjoyed crafts. His special favorite was woodworking.

Friends may gather with the family Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

There will be a viewing at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel, 5434 Old Birmingham Highway, Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 and he will be laid to rest at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations of sympathy can be made to the family.

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

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