The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 27, 2014

Obituaries — Sunday, April 27, 2014

Carlos M. Alderman

FAIRLEA — Carlos M. Alderman, 87, of Fairlea, died Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Joe Hutchinson officiating. Entombment will follow at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Arrangements by McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Betty Jo Cook Bailey

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies… Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” Proverbs 31

CRANY — Betty Jo Cook Bailey, 64, of Crany, went to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.

She was born September 19, 1949, in Kopperston, W.Va., a daughter of the late Dewey and Virginia Billings Cook.

She was an active member of the Lillyhaven Baptist Church, where she served the Lord and loved her church family.

She is preceded in death by her parents Dewey and Virginia Billings Cook.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 37 years Avary Bailey; a daughter Leslie and her husband Rev. Scott Kennedy of Glen Daniel; son Jason Bailey and his wife Roncheski of Crany; two granddaughters Ella and Olivia Bailey both of Crany, whom she loved and adored very much; two brothers Rev. Algie R. Cook and his wife Peggy of Crany and Dennis Larry Cook Sr. and his wife Brenda of Crany. She also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, as well as several aunts and uncles and many other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Lillyhaven Baptist Church, Lynco, W.Va., with Rev. Valdis Bailey, Rev. Johnny Jones, and Rev. William Cook officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her mother and father in the Kopperston Community Cemetery, Kopperston.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the church.

Pallbearers will be her nephews JoBuck Cook, Naman Cook, William Cook, Larry Cook Jr., Francis Bailey, Nathan Short, AJ Cook, Larry Joseph Cook, and Travis Cook.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

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