The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 11, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, July 11, 2013

Eula Madge Blevins

LESLIE — Eula Madge Blevins, 89, of Slate Dump Road, Leslie, died Monday, July 8, 2013.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle, with the Rev. David Chrisman officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.


Irma Goins Bourgoin

OAK HILL — Irma Goins Bourgoin, 89 of Oak Hill, formerly of Beckley, passed to eternal rest at Bowers Hospice House Monday, July 8, 2013.

She bravely battled a rare cancer for 2 years. We lost a beautiful mother and friend but Heaven gained an angel.

Irma was born October 2, 1923, at Backus, W.Va. She was the eldest child of the late Plummer and Ella Goins of Backus.

She was a hard worker and a fantastic cook. She owned and operated, along with her late husband Lou, Ye Olde Fashioned Restaurant in Sophia, W.Va. for many years. Upon retirement they moved to Oak Hill. Irma was a member of Life Bridge Assembly of God Church in Oak Hill.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lucien Albert Bourgoin in 2008; also preceded her were siblings, Lucille DeDeo, Charles Goins and Junior Goins.

Survivors include daughter, Karen Shott of Oak Hill, Kathi and husband, Russell Meadows of Maidens, Va.; grandchildren, Matthew Shott, Laura and Thomas Meadows.

Surviving siblings are Josephine Anderson and Myron of Maine, Norman Goins and wife Joyce of Virginia, Glenville Goins and MB of New Jersey, Alberta Campbell and husband, James of Kentucky, and special sister-in-law, Mary Alice Goins of New Jersey. She has many nieces and nephews who will fondly remember Aunt Irma.

Irma had many close friends in Oak Hill and Beckley. Her family thanks all who made our mom smile over the years!

Services will be held at noon Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the LifeBridge Assembly of God Church with Pastor Shirley Fraker Watson officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley and Dr. Scott Keffer and staff at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill and also the staff of Hidden Valley Nursing Homes for their care.

The family requests donations of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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