The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

February 16, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

Francis Elaine Birchfield

SHANNON MILL CREEK — Francis Elaine Birchfield, 60, of Shannon Mill Creek, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at her home.

She was born May 24, 1952, in Pineville, a daughter of the late Walter Delphas and Lida Katherine Blankenship Birchfield.

Francis was a very strong and beautiful lady who could do most anything. She attended the Brenton Church of God. She loved her grandchildren, her horses, and every one of the children that rode her bus. Elaine enjoyed the outdoors and loved to do oil paintings. She was a Wyoming County Board of Education school bus driver for 5 years.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Stephen Birchfield.

Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Cherie Denise (Scott) Hayes of Fairmont and Amanda Kathryn Cochran of Shannon Mill Creek; a son, Michael John (Melissa) Cochran of Fanrock; her fiancé Donald Trump of Elliston, Va.; a brother Freddie Birchfield of Low Gap, N.C.; six grandchildren, Brandon Cochran, Justin Cochran, Britney Cochran, Sydney Cochran, Dylan Morgan and Abigail Morgan; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at the Brenton Church of God, Brenton, with Pastor Lee Fischer officiating. She will be laid to rest in Shannon Cemetery, Baileysville.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the church.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

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

Clyde A. Burgess, M.D.

GREEN BANK — Clyde A. Burgess, M.D., 82, of Green Bank, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Pastor Jim Franklin and Pastor Paul Murdock officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Gideons or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Dwight Hall

ROCK — Dwight Hall, 59, of Rock, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.

Arrangements will be announced by Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.