The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 25, 2014

Obituaries — Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ernest G. ‘Tom’ Belcher

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Ernest G. “Tom” Belcher, age 62, of Bristol, took his flight home on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn.

Tom was born August 5, 1951, in Oceana, W.Va., a son of the late Ernest and Druzilla Hughes Belcher.

He was a former coal miner, having worked in Boone County for 29 years. Tom moved to Bristol in 2004 and was a member of Harvest Worship Center.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Linda Sue Browning Belcher; children, Sally, Amy and Donald Belcher and wife Patty, Stephanie Alvey and husband Chad, Brad Hatfield and wife Shannon, and Todd Hatfield and wife Angie. Grandchildren, Leigha, Dalton and Brayden Alvey, Hannah and Hayley Hatfield;; sisters, Alice Toler, Helen Acord, Betty Lovins, Cindy Simpson; brothers, Dallas Belcher and wife Kathy, and David Belcher and wife Karen; and several nieces and nephews

The funeral service for Mr. Belcher will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Harvest Worship Center, 3750 Hwy. 421, Bristol, Tenn., with Rev. Wayne Lambert officiating. The committal service and interment will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Palm Memorial Gardens, 9051 Appalachian Hwy., Matheny, W,Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, at Harvest Worship Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Johnson City, TN 37601

Online condolences may be registered at

Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Bristol, Tenn.

Stella Josephine McClary Bell

UNION — Stella Josephine McClary Bell, 93, of Union, passed away March 23, 2014.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers, her son, David Bell and Dr. Rick Vogel officiating. Burial will follow at the Carmel Cemetery, at Gap Mills, W.Va.

Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home in Union from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2014.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

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