The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 8, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, March 8, 2013

Betty Aleen Berkhouse

FAYETTEVILLE — Betty Aleen Berkhouse, 81, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Hilltop Center, Oak Hill.

Betty was born July 17, 1931, in Roane County, the daughter of the late Charles L. Haley and Reva Pearl (Drake) Haley.

Betty worked for Noyes Mens and Boys Clothing Store as their seamstress, and she sewed for many friends and relatives. Betty was loved by everyone who knew her.

She was a member of the Cotton Hill Baptist Church at Beckwith.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Billy Gerald Berkhouse in December 2012, and one sister Kathleen Jean Haley.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son Richard Berkhouse and his wife Velda of Fayetteville; her daughter Deborah Lemon and her husband Kevin of Oak Hill; one brother Charles Leroy Haley Jr. and his wife Iris of Canton, Ohio; grandchildren Jennifer Berkhouse of Fayetteville, Melinda Tolliver and her husband Bill of Page, Rebecca Lynch and her husband Jared of Fayetteville, and Joshua Lemon of Oak Hill; and great grandchildren Kirsten Tolliver, Christopher Tolliver, Arabella Lynch, Trenton Lynch, Rosemary Tolliver; and Betty was awaiting the arrival of a great grandson in June.

Her remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main Street, Oak Hill where the funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Danny Sears and Rev. Morris Nutter officiating and where the family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of the service. Entombment will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.


Virginia Lee Lambert Blankenship

Virginia Lee Lambert Blankenship, 83, of Hurricane and Oak Hill, West Virginia, died March 5, 2013.

She was born in Dehue, Logan County, West Virginia, to Carl B. Lambert Sr. and Florence Davis Lambert.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Blankenship Jr., a brother, Carl B. Lambert Jr., and granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Wender.

She is survived by her brother, Terry L. Lambert; her daughter, Claudia Lynn Wender; grandson, David Andrew Wender and great-grandchildren, Sophia, Audrey, and Timothy; her son, James C. Blankenship III; grandson, James C. Blankenship IV, and great-grandchildren, Jay and Amelia; and, granddaughter, Virginia Hope Dickinson and great-grandchildren Allison Johnson and Cade Dickinson.

She now rests with her husband at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley, West Virginia.

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

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