The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 22, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013

William Albert Freeman

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — William Albert Freeman, 84, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, passed away Friday, September 20, 2013, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea, WV.

He was born April 16, 1929, in Caldwell, WV, a son of the late William Shelby and Vera Bennett Freeman.

Mr. Freeman was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, White Sulphur Springs. After graduating in 1947, he worked fourteen years at the former Hercules plant in Covington, VA, and retired as a waiter in room service at The Greenbrier. Mr. Freeman was a great sportsman in high school football and basketball, and loved keeping up with sports throughout his life.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Frank David Freeman, in 1982, and a sister, Sally Surber, in 2013.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Shirley Sprouse Freeman at home; four sons, George Freeman (Germaine), of Charleston, WV, Carl Freeman (Sharon) of White Sulphur Springs, Joe Freeman (Katy) of Radford, VA, and John Freeman of White Sulphur Springs; one granddaughter, Carrie DeHaven (Noel); and three great-grandchildren, Ruby, Josiah, and Tripp. He is also survived by a sister, Phyllis Persinger of White Sulphur Springs; four nieces, and one nephew.

Honoring Bill’s wishes, there will be no service or visitation.

Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.

Deborah Sue Harrah

Deborah Sue Harrah, 66, passed away Sept. 20, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete. Wallace & Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.

Christina B. ‘Teeny’ Holland

SANDSTONE — Christina B. “Teeny” Holland, 87, of Sandstone went home to be with the Lord, Friday, September 20, 2013, at the home of her daughter following a long illness.

Born October 10, 1925, at Sandstone, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Mary Byrtle Cantrell Bragg.

A member of Sandstone Baptist Church where she sang in the choir as long as health permitted, retired in 1986 from Summers County Hospital with 17 years of service, she loved gardening and her flowers. Mrs. Holland was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Clayton Holland; two sons, Harvey Clayton and Wesley Hunter; one sister, Charlotte Ayers; and two brothers, Calvin and Jimmy Bragg.

Those left to cherish her memory include four children, Harold Holland and wife Kay of Forest Hill, Howard Holland and wife Charmaine of Texas, Eugene Holland and wife Jan of Sandstone and Cleitus Spade and husband Mike of Sandstone; eleven grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one sister, Geraldine Harris of Meadow Creek, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, September 23, 2013, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastors George Clarkson and George Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens near Hinton.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Monday.

Jay Holland, Clay Holland, Jonathan Spade, Joshua Spade, Damian Holland and Dale Pack will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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