The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 5, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Oct. 5, 2012


Beulah Melissa Rollins

Beulah Melissa Rollins, 85, of Beckley, formerly of Putnam County, returned to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, October 2, 2012.

Born April 13, 1927, in Liberty, W.Va., she was the daughter of Franklin and Hazel Bowling.

While a retired housekeeper by trade, she will always be remembered as a loving wife, sister, mother, and grandmother. Beulah was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Beckley.

Those left to celebrate the life and memory of Beulah include daughters Ramona Dent of Nitro, Mary Scott and Husband Don of Leon, and sons Rick Rollins and wife Joyce, Mike Rollins and wife Jody, both of Beckley. Also celebrating her life are seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren: Phil Bowling of Ohio, Mark Adkins and his wife Denise of Burlington, KY, Carrie Bell and husband Joe of Taylor Mills, KY, Ricky Rollins and wife Alexis of Beckley, Stacey Myers and husband Mike of Charlton Heights, Joe Rollins and wife Brandi from Daniels and Joshua Rollins also of Beckley. Beulah also leaves behind three sisters, Myrtle Priddy, Othenia Higginbotham, and Ruth Thornton, all of Putnam County.

Beulah will be reunited with her husband of 59 years, Denver, who passed away in 2010. Also awaiting Beulah’s arrival will be her parents, Franklin and Hazel, sisters Lola Persinger, Dorthea Thronton, Carol Scott, Violet Thornton, her brothers Woodrow, Lawrence, and Herman, and great-granddaughter Elizabeth Dent.

The family would like to extend a special offer of gratitude to Dr. Ayne Amjad and staff, the staff of Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital third floor and ICU, and her loving caregivers, Jamie Holtzapel and family, Chelsea Avis and family, Lisa Webb and family, Betty Dirickson, Monique and Anna, and the entire staff of Raleigh County Commission on Aging.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 7, 2012, at the First Church of the Nazarene on 607 Johnstown Road in Beckley with Pastor Richard Wagoner officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens of Beckley.

Beulah’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family from 2 p.m. until time of the service on Sunday at the church.

Online condolences and other information can be sent to the family by visiting

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.

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