The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 15, 2014

Obituaries — Saturday, March 15, 2014


Norma Jean Blackburn

Norma Jean Blackburn, 82, of Crab Orchard, died Monday, March 10, of injuries she received in an automobile accident.

There will be no formal services.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Mary Lunda Johnson Brooks

KEYROCK — Mary Lunda Johnson Brooks, 82, of Keyrock, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014. 

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

Mary Virginia ‘Jenny’ Hensley Elmore Fisher

Mary Virginia “Jenny” Hensley Elmore Fisher, age 78, of Raleigh, W.Va., passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her home.

Born on August 23, 1935, at Ury, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Vincen Hensley and Nora Isabelle Grose Hensley.

Mrs. Fisher was retired from Raleigh General Hospital in the dietary department. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Corbert Elmore, and her second husband, John Andrew Fisher; a son James Delley Elmore; a grandchild; two great-grandchildren; by brothers, Charles Vencen Hensley Jr., George Barnett Hensley, William McKinley Hensley, Thomas Wayne Hensley, by sisters, Chloe Lavonne Cox, Opal Mae Perry, Erma Jean “Wanda” Moore.

Surviving children, Kenneth “Elmo” Elmore and his companion Tiffany Bailey of Beckley, Robert Dean Elmore of Raleigh, Belinda Weeks of North Carolina, Billy Elmore and wife Nancy of Beckley, and Debra Cozart of Beckley; two sisters, Beulah Lee Smith of Helen, and Lillian Bernice Distin of Smithsburg, Md.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren also survive.

The family extends special thanks to Nancy Elmore and to the Hospice of Southern WV and staff.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Monday, March 17, 2014, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Delmas Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services on Monday.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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