The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 6, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, May 6, 2013


Minnie Pearl Dingess

MOUNT GAY — Minnie Pearl Dingess, 77, of Mount Gay died Sunday morning, May 5, 2013.

Her arrangements are presently incomplete with Honaker Funeral Home in Logan in charge of her services.

Brooksie Ellen Chatman Ferguson

WYOMING — Brooksie Ferguson of Wyoming passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Brooksie was born June 3, 1935, at Superior, WV, to the late Charles E. Chatman and Vergie Bowlick Chatman.

She was a member of the Brenton Baptist Church. She worked several years at Grace Hospital in Welch. Brooksie was a homemaker, she enjoyed visiting with friends and family, and loved to go to yard sales and flea markets.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by infant siblings, George and Georgie Chatman, a brother, Charles E. Chatman, and a sister, Mary Ethel Belcher.

Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband of 41 years, Stanley E. Ferguson; one son, Michael Anthony Coe and his wife, Chris, of Leigh High Acres, FL; two grandsons, Michael Coe of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Steven Coe of Leigh High Acres, FL; one great-grandson, Brenden Coe of Washington; and a great-granddaughter, Lianna Coe of Hawaii.

Also surviving Brooksie are her loving sister, Maxine Colo of Bluefield; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her special friend, Phyllis New of Wyoming.

A celebration of Brooksie’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday evening, May 6, 2013, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Family and friends will gather there at 1:30 p.m. at the mausoleum.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Brooksie’s name to the American Lung Association of WV, P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, WV 25339-3980, or the Brenton Baptist Church, Brenton, WV 24818.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Ferguson family.

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