The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 12, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012



Hattie Mae Thompson Blevins

Hattie Mae Thompson Blevins, age 84, of Coal City, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012, at The Villages at Greystone Inn, following an extended illness.

Born August 4, 1928, in Coal City, to the late Joseph Lester and Nellie Thompson.

Ms. Blevins was a member of Coal City Freewill Baptist and enjoyed gardening.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Thompson; sisters, Margaret Nelson and Evelyn Blankenship; and a son-in-law, Ernie Black.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Martha Black of Coal City, and Barbara Morris (Steve) of Bristol, Va.; sisters, Betty Blankenship of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, and Sue Simpson (Jerry) of Olmsted Falls, Ohio; grandchildren, Doug Black (Debbie), Brian Black, Christine Higgins (James), Ellen Rost (Andrew), step-grandson, Chris Morris (Jennifer); great-grandchildren, Ashton Makwana (Kunal), D.J. Black, Olivia and Beth Higgins, Jack and Jeb Morris.

A service to celebrate the life of Hattie Blevins will be conducted 11 a.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012, at Coal City Freewill Baptist Church, with Pastor Charlie Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery, Coal City.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Coal City Freewill Baptist Church, PO Box 660,  Coal City, WV 25823.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available at

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.


Drema Darlene Bragg

Drema Darlene Bragg, age 61, of Cool Ridge, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.


Gene Allen Byrd

Gene Allen Byrd, age 48, of Crab Orchard, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012.  

Graveside rites and burial will be conducted at the Acord Family Cemetery at Acord Mountain, W.Va., on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Jess Farley officiating.

Friends may call at the cemetery thirty minutes prior to the services.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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