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December 7, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013


Madrith Kay Bragg Gwinn

SPRING DALE — Madrith Kay Bragg Gwinn, 71, of Spring Dale, passed away of cancer on December 5, 2013.

Kay was born September 26, 1942, in Rainelle, W.Va.; she was the daughter of the late Perry and Maggie Bragg.

Kay graduated from Meadow Bridge High School in 1960 and graduated from Southern Martz Beauty School in 1961.

Kay is survived by her husband, Franklin David Gwinn; one daughter, Shannon Adair Gwinn, and one granddaughter, Kaitlyn Dawn Gwinn, all of Spring Dale; one nephew, Scott Marshall Bragg and his wife Dianna of North Carolina.

There will be no funeral services.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Steve Hardy

MULLENS — Steve “Pop’s” Hardy, 47, of Mullens, went to his final resting place on Monday, December 2, 2013.

Born March 25, 1966, at Mullens, he was the son of the late Eugene Monroe and Mary Effie Hardy.

Steve was a hardworking and devoted coal miner with 22 years of service and was employed at Winchester Coal Company, Cabin Creek. In his leisure he enjoyed spending time with his family especially the time spent with his family on the Greenbrier River sitting in the swing, sitting by the campfire, or cutting wood and was especially fond of John Deere.

In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his brother, David Eugene Hardy.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Andrea Miller Hardy; three daughters, Hailey Rose Hardy at home, Katie Louise Hardy and Sarah Ellyn Hardy, both of Mullens; two grandchildren, Tristan and Calley and his faithful companion, Willie; five brothers, Kenny (Barbara) Hardy, Albert (Jennifer) Hardy, James (Robin) Hardy, Virgil (Vinita) Hardy, and John (Marlena) Hardy; two sisters, Connie (Wayne) Shumate and Mary Ann (Eric) Taylor; father and mother-in-law, Jamie and Brenda Miller; brothers-in-law, James (Angie) Miller and Scott (Jeri-Ann) Miller; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2013, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gilbert Dodson officiating. Burial will follow at the Hardy Family Cemetery, Barkers Ridge.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Hardy, Virgil Hardy, James Hardy, John Hardy, David Hardy II, Eric Taylor, James Miller and Scotty Miller.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family of Steve Hardy is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

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