The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 28, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wendell Bruce  Bartley and Howard James Bartley

Mr. Wendell Bruce Bartley, 65, of Beckley, died Friday, December 14, 2012.

Born March 30, 1947, in Beckley, he was the son of the late Raymond and Ruby Odella Venable Bartley.

He was a windmill energy worker.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond William Bartley, and sister, Lucy B. Baker.

Left to cherish precious memories are his daughter, Shanetha Dixon of CA; brothers, Paul (Brenda) Bartley of Riverside, CA, and Howard James Bartley of Beckley; sisters, Helen Deas of Fayetteville, GA, Sallie Cruz of Beckley; nephews, Darryl, Larry and Barry Bartley, all of White Sulphur Springs, WV, Raymond Bartley Jr. of Roanoke, VA, Paul Bartley II of Riverside, CA, Esq. Shaun Bartley of Silver Springs, MD, Eric Deas of CA; nieces, Ruby Carol Deas of Georgia, Tamara Bartley of WV, Benita Deas of MD, Jai Cruz-Thompkins of GA.

Mr. Howard James “Jimmy” “Cigarette” Bartley, 69, of Beckley, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

Born April 30, 1943, in Beckley, he was the son of the late Raymond and Ruby Odella Venable Bartley.

A member of Welcome Baptist Church, he was a store clerk at BARH Hospital.

In addition to his parents, sister and brother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Laverne Peyton Bartley, and brother, Wendell Bruce Bartley.

Left to cherish precious memories of Howard in addition to his brother, sisters, nephews and nieces is a devoted friend, Richard “Dickey” Steelman.

Joint memorial service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Welcome Baptist Church, 206 8th Street, Beckley, with Rev. D.F. Allen officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Marie Susan Boyce

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Marie Susan “GiGi” Boyce, 78, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Monday, April 22, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the Fairview Christian Church at Keenan with the Rev. Terry Kornegay officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Fairview Christian Church Memorial Fund at HC 83 Box 23, Union, WV 24983.

Arrangements by Groves Funeral Home, St. Rt. 3E, Union.

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