The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 13, 2014

Obituaries — Thurssday, March 13, 2014

Mavis Bailey

LASHMEET — Mavis Bailey, 86, of Lashmeet, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Russell Junior ‘Shorty’ Bennett

HINTON — Russell Junior "Shorty" Bennett, 54, of Hinton, passed away on March 11, 2014 at Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital following a short illness.

Arrangements are incomplete at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Lincoln J. ‘Sammy’ Board

Lincoln J. “Sammy” Board, 69, of Beckley, passed away March 6, 2014.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at St. Paul Baptist Church, 129 Rice St., Beckley, with the Revs. Walter Leach and Nathaniel Carey officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the services on Saturday. Burial will be on Monday at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, with Military Honors.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Durgan Funeral Home, Beckley.

Virginia Mary Elliott Bragg

ANSTED — Virginia Mary Elliott Bragg, 66, of Russellville Road, Ansted, passed away at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

She was the daughter of the late Arval Lee and Lorna Mary Tresa Hoar Elliott.

She was a retired waitress at Gino's and was a member of the Ansted Baptist Church of Ansted.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, William (Pat) Bragg; one daughter, Dawn Ellison and her husband Cary of Edmond; four  grandchildren, Halee, Gus, Eli and Alex; two great-grandchildren, Zoe and Trace; three sisters, Brenda Harrell of Lookout, Deborah Elliott of Montgomery and Roma Elliott of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Lee Elliott of Victor and Phillip Elliott of Montgomery.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Ansted Baptist Church of Ansted, with Preacher Jack Eades officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

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