The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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January 23, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

Ernestine Bragg

HINTON — Ernestine Bragg, 72, of Hinton, died Monday, January 21, 2013, at Grand Strand Regional Hospital Myrtle Beach, S.C., following a sudden illness.

Born June 20, 1940 at Lillybrook, she was as daughter of the late Earsel Lytton Sr. and Ruby Pearl Basham Lytton.

Ernestine was a homemaker who lived most of her life in Summers County. She attended Princewick Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Alden Bragg; one brother, Glen Lytton and one sister, Joy Lytton Hughes.

Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Thomas Lewis Bragg and wife Dorothy of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Timothy L. Bragg of Hinton; four grandchildren, Timothy Tyler and Hunter Lane Bragg of Hinton, Ashley Dawn Bourgios of Hinton and Kimberly Ann Buckland of Beckley; three great-grandchildren, Gavin, Mallory and Levi of Beckley; two brothers, Marshall Lytton and wife Gaye of Princewick and Earsel Lytton Jr. and wife Eunis of  Goldsboro, N.C.; one sister, Jeanette Thompson and husband Ronald of Michigan.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2013, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, with Pastor Ronnie Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in the Lilly-Crews Cemetery at Nimitz.

Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral parlors.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne Bowles, Hubert Blevins, Tommy Williams, Zach Duke, Tony Reed and John Cooper.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. com

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Robert Collins Jr.

OAK HILL — Mr. Robert Collins Jr., of Oak Hill, died Saturday, January 19, 2013.  

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2013, at Faith Tabernacle Missionary Outreach for Christ, 135 South Court Street, Fayetteville, with Rev. Homer Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, W.Va.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be emailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.                

Hugh G. Fortney

STOLLINGS — Hugh G. Fortney, 84, of Avis Circle, Stollings, passed away Saturday,  January 19, 2013.

Service for Mr. Fortney will be private.

For email condolences go to:

Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

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