The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 19, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Anna Louise ‘Tootsie’ Ferris

Anna Louise “Tootsie” Ferris, 73, of Maple Fork, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital.

Born February 29, 1940, at Maple Fork, the daughter of the late Edward Gilland and Nancy Dell (Blackburn) Gilland.

Tootsie was a housewife. She was a member of the Dothan Community Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles Dayton Ferris, and three brothers Blair Gilland, Blaine Gilland, and Fred Gilland.

Those left to cherish her memory include sons Michael Fuller and his wife Rosie of Oak Hill and Darrell Fuller and his wife Laurie of Hilltop; sister Virginia Terry of Scarbro; grandson Michael Nicholas Fuller; great grandson Michael Jace Fuller; and many more family members and a host of friends.

Her remains rest at the Dothan Community Church where the funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor Darrell Fuller and Rev. Terry Hatcher officiating and where the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service.

Pallbearers will be Mike Fuller, Denvil Wriston, James Terry, Raymond Thomas, Joey Donelow, and Eddie Gilland.

Burial will follow in Ellis - Miller Family Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Cynthia Mildred  Milam Fink

Cynthia Mildred Milam Fink, 85, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Born March 2, 1928, in Glen Daniel, she was the daughter of the late Everette and Amy Callison Milam of Glen Daniel.

Mrs. Fink spent her childhood in Glen Daniel, where she loved gardening with her dad and sewing with her mom. She was a graduate of Trap Hill High School, a graduate of Concord University and was a devoted teacher for thirty eight years. She taught at several area schools before retiring from Raleigh County Board of Education in 1986. She spent the last years of her teaching career at WWHS where she taught Reading and Language Arts.

She enjoyed vacationing, motorcycle racing and drawing with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Fink was preceded in death by her husband of 38 1/2 years, Ranny G. Fink; a brother, Ray (Johnny) Milam of Wayne, W.Va.; and a sister, Nettie Dancy of Dayton, Ohio.

Those left to cherish her memory include her only loving son, Randy Karl and his wife Jeannie Fink of Glen Daniel; two grandsons, Nicholas Fink and fiancé Ashley Meadows of Glen Daniel, Ryan Fink and girlfriend, Ashton Hylton of Glen Daniel; one granddaughter Anna Fink of Florida; sister, Arlene Milam Elkins of Glen Daniel, brother, Delmar Milam and wife Lois of Charlotte, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.

She was looking forward to spending time with her first great-grandson before her untimely passing.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, with Brother Steve Croy officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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

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