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Recent OBITS Bluefield WVA Daily Telegraph archives- many Bailey line names

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Posted: 18 Apr 2005 12:25AM GMT
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Arlie K. Bailey

EL PASO, Texas - Arlie K. Bailey, 78, of El Paso, formerly of Matoaka and Princeton, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004 in El Paso.

Born in Hiawatha, he was the son of the late Levi Bailey and Gladys Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was a longtime resident of El Paso and was a member of the Scotsdale Baptist Church. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. During this time, he received many meritorious medals, retired from Asarco and owned AKB Construction. Before joining the service, he worked for Bailey Funeral Home in Matoaka.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Bailey; and one sister, Betty Ford.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Betty Caldwell Bailey; four daughters, Ann Karen Bavousette and husband, Stephen of San Antonio, Texas, Aileen Virginia Turner of Pennsylvania, Deborah Marsha Vernon and husband, Ronnie of El Paso and Cyndee Lisa Molnar and husband, Tony of North Carolina; two sisters, Gertrude Roberts and husband, Boyd of Sandlick and Jo Ann Marshall of Princeton; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Larry Roberts and Elder Jackie Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Mercer County Veterans Council.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends called Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.




Arthur Melvin Bailey

ROCK - Arthur Melvin Bailey, age 76, of Route 2 Box 17, Rock, died on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 at his residence. Born on April 2, 1928 in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Lake Erie Bailey, Sr. and Cora Lee Foster Bailey. He had been a lifelong resident of Rock and was a retired supervisor for Coca-Cola Bottling Co., in Bluefield and Bluewell with 46 years of service.

In addition to his parents, five brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Survivors include, wife, Joann Ratcliff Bailey of the home; two sons; Arthur Loyd Bailey and wife Patricia of Crumpler and Barry W. Bailey and wife Valerie of Rock; two daughters: Robin J. Thompson and husband Randy of Brushfork; Lorna B. Jones and husband Robert of Rock; six grandchildren; and one sister, Lois Farley of Lorraine, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Nov. 1, 2004 at 1 p.m., at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with Rev. Earl Hill and Rev. Ryan Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Friends may call on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Bailey family. Ben Tom Bailey Jr.

SPRINGVILLE, Va. - Ben Tom Bailey Jr., 62, of the Divides, Bluefield-Tazewell Road, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at his farm in Springville, Va.

Born in Tazewell County, Va., he was a son of Ben Tom Bailey Sr. of Springville and the late Leora Stinson Bailey.

He was employed at Flowers Bakery where he also was a former route salesman, and was a farmer raising Registered Polled Herefords. He was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and a member of the Teamsters Union for over 30 years.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Rosina Madge Neece Bailey; daughter, Sherry Bailey Bauguess and husband, Charlie of Bluefield; son, Ben Tom Bailey III and wife, Phyllis of Bluefield-Tazewell Road; grandsons, Ben Tom Bailey IV and Christopher Dale Bailey; brother, Ronald Lee Bailey of Destin, Fla.; and sisters, Peggy Tiller and husband, Jason of Springville, and Betty Earnhardt of Chesapeake, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, Va. with the Rev. Lewis Weaver officiating. Burial will follow in the Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Va.

Pallbearers will be Bill Brown, Paul Combs, George Faulkner, Richard Rose, Keith Shrader and Wayne Fuller.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today.

Donations may be made to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Route 2, Box 401-D, Bluefield, VA 24605.


Bernard W. Bailey

GLASGOW - Bernard W. Bailey, 90, of Beverly Health Care, Glasgow, formerly of Princeton, died Saturday, July 13, 2002 at Thomas Memorial Hospital in Charleston.

Born April 4, 1912 in Pinoak, he was the son of the late Grover Cleveland Bailey and Louella Wyatt Bailey Cunningham. He was a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. He served in World War II and last served at Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosa Elizabeth Snead Bailey; second wife, Carmie Lionelle; third wife, Margaret Bender; one brother, Dewey 'Doc' Barger Bailey; one half brother, Tommy Cunningham; and one sister, Pauline Bailey.

He is survived by two sons, Bernard W. Bailey Jr. of Callands, Va., and Joseph Emil Lionelle of Salida, Colo.; two sisters, Naomi Morris of Spotsylvania, Va., and Mary Magdeline Goodhue of Riverside, Calif.; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Larry Dyer officiating. Interment will follow at the Wyatt Cemetery, Spanishburg.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until time of service, Tuesday. Bobby Eugene Bailey

MONTCALM - Bobby Eugene Bailey, 71, of Box 313 (Goodwill-Duhring), Montcalm, died on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001 at the Veterans Hospital in Beckley.

Born Aug. 12, 1930, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Elmer Buster Bailey and Edna Duncan Bailey.

Mr. Bailey had been a resident of Duhring for most of his life and was retired from FMC and Trailer Factories. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean conflict.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Anthony E. Bailey; and three sisters, Carol Lessor, Betty J. Bailey and Shelvia Dillon.

Survivors include daughters, Jennifer Willis and husband, Tony of Stuart, Va. and Kristie L. Morgan and husband, Ray of Montcalm; brothers, Leotis 'Dickie' Bailey and wife, Claudine of North Carolina, Marshall Bailey and wife, Jeannie and Darrell Bailey and wife, Sally all of Elkhart, Ind.; sisters, Janice Hume and husband, Ed of Prescott, Ariz., Diane Lyndon and husband, Rick of Indianapolis, Ind., and Debbie Murphy and husband, Greg of Gainesville, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and special friends, Sue Casey, Missy Hampton, Sandra Allen, Angel Osborne, Mike Windlin, Betty Bailey, Wes Bailey and Tom 'Big' Bailey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Minister Harold Goins officiating. Burial will follow in the Bailey Cemetery, Goodwill.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Clarence R. 'C.R.' Bailey Jr.

PRINCETON - Clarence R. 'C.R.' Bailey Jr., 70, of the Athens Road, Princeton, died Friday morning, Oct. 26, 2001 at the Princeton Community Hospital following a year long battle with cancer.

Born May 31, 1931, in Princeton, he was the son of the late Clarence R. and Fleda E. Coburn Bailey Sr.
He attended Athens High School, was a veteran of the Korean conflict serving with the U.S. Army and a member of the Sunrise Chapel Church on the Bent Mountain Road near Athens.

Mr. Bailey was a retired carman for the Norfolk & Western Railroad in Princeton and a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice E. Melvin Bailey on May 22, 2000; and a brother, Jack Bailey.

Survivors include his loving daughters, Vickie Lawson and husband, Bud, Sondra Bouvier and husband, Jack, Benita Johnson and special friend, William Brown, and Karen Sue Bailey; Carolyn Lester and husband, Mason who he rendered father advice to; grandchildren, Kevin Meadows, Heather Moses, Megan Johnson and Trista Pardue; great- grandson, Dakota Meadows; and his devoted and loving sister, Dottie Blankenship and husband, Shelby.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. today at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton with the Rev. Delmar Stilwell officiating.
Family and friends are requested to meet today by 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton to attend graveside services. Covar Bailey

PRINCETON - Covar Bailey, 91, of Princeton, formerly of Crumpler, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday evening, Aug. 6, 2001 at Princeton Community Hospital with many members of his family surrounding him with love.

Born Dec. 21, 1909, in Crumpler, he was the son of the late Columbus and Viola Stanley Bailey. He was educated in Wyoming County and had spent more than 47 years in Mercer County.

He entered the U.S. Army on Feb. 9, 1944 to serve during World War II, while serving he received the Purple Heart Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Bronze Service Star, the Good Conduct Medal and the American Campaign. On Jan. 10, 1945, Mr. Bailey was wounded in Belgium. He had served with the 330th Infantry, Medical Detachment.

Mr. Bailey was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Princeton, was a life member of DAV Chapter 31, the VFW Chapter 2703 and the Purple Heart Chapter all of Princeton.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Frank, Boyd and Howard Bailey; and sisters, Thelma Blankenship and Maymie Beavers.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Georgia Rorrer Bailey; sons, Ronnie Bailey and wife, Loretta, Randall Bailey and wife, Ginger all of Princeton; daughters, Ann Howard and husband, Tim and Jennie Williams and husband, Angelus all of Princeton; grandchildren, Keith Bailey and wife, Karen of Princeton, Dr. Chris Bailey and wife, Dr. Tracey Thomas Bailey of Dover, Pa., Dale Bailey of Dublin, Va., Rachelle, Stephanie and Katie Bailey, Heather Vest and husband, Jimmy, Stacie Howard and Vanessa Williams all of Princeton; great-grandchildren, Brooke and Todd Vest, Lauren and Brandon Bailey and Christian Cox; sisters, Pauline Blankenship of Beartown and Dorothy Christian of Renick; brother, Foster Bailey of Dayton, Ohio; and special caregiver and friend, Lisa Gonzin.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Rev. Charles Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the West Virginia Army National Guards and members of the DAV and the Mercer County Veterans Council will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dickie Vest, Dale Ertzner, Jack Tiller, Bill Profitt, Corey Kendall, Pete Morton and Hobart Bailey.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today.

The family can be reached at the home of Ronnie and Loretta Bailey, 713 Highland Avenue, Princeton.
Curtis Hoover Bailey

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Curtis Hoover Bailey, 73, of Jacksonville, formerly of Lashmeet, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at his home.

Mr. Bailey was a veteran of the United States Navy and was retired from the Jacksonville Shipyard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Essie Bailey and Sadie White Bailey.

He is survived by his wife, Drusilla Sigmon Bailey; one son, Curtis Thomas Bailey; three sisters, Eunice Dillon and Carolyn Shrewsbury both of Lashmeet and Virginia Irvine of Laurens, S.C.; and one grandson.

Funeral services were conducted in Florida.

Information submitted by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.



David W. Bailey

PRINCETON - David W. Bailey, 42, of 1133 Mercer St., Princeton, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002 in a Princeton hospital.

Born Oct. 28, 1959, in Princeton, he was the son of the late Curtis E. Bailey and Mary Lou Caldwell Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was a construction worker.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Bailey.

He is survived by one son, Evan Keith Bailey of Peterstown; five brothers, Eddie Bailey and wife, Sarah of Lashmeet, Freddie Bailey, Roger Bailey and Bobby Bailey and wife, Debbie all of Princeton, and Michael Bailey of Santa Ana, Calif.: eight sisters, Patricia C. Bailey and husband, Wayne Linkous of Bluefield, Connie Espinola and husband, Mario of Fairfax, Va., Cynthia Miller and husband, Wayne of Springfield, Va., Betty Thorn and husband, Larry of Chattanooga, Tenn., Sharon Wheeler and husband, Gary of St. Petersburg, Fla., Sandra Guill of Bluefield, Deborah Lawing and husband, Dale of Charlotte, N.C. and Melissa Laign and husband, John of Pittsboro, N.C.; eight nephews and four nieces.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Paul Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today. Mrs. Della Bailey Crigger

PRINCETON - Mrs. Della Bailey Crigger, 92, of 10th Street (Bowling Addition), Princeton, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday evening, Nov. 9, 2001 at the Princeton Community Hospital.

Born Jan. 12, 1909 at Gardner, she was the daughter of the late Paris and Ellen Pritchett Bailey. She was educated in Mercer County and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Kee Street United Methodist Church in Princeton and the Willing Workers Sunday school class. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend.

Mrs. Crigger was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence J. Crigger; a son, Eugene Crigger; and all her brothers and sisters, Myrtle Danieley, Hallie Belcher, Curtis Bailey, Clarence R. Bailey, Everest Bailey, James Bailey, and Mason Bailey.

Survivors include her loving daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn Enick Craft and husband, Ed of Princeton; sons, Clarence James Crigger Jr. and wife, Leatrice of Stafford, Va., and Jack Crigger and wife, Rita of Pace, Fla.; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Home Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Revs. Gregory Godwin and Paul Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Delmar H. Bailey

FREDRICKSBURG, Va. - Delmar H. Bailey passed away and went home to be with the Lord, joining his beloved wife, Nawassa there on Dec. 3, 2003.

Born on Jan. 16, 1922, Delmar was 81 at his death. He was one of 17 children, and is survived by his three children, Jimmy Bailey, Mike Bailey, and Anne Polley; seven grandchildren, Jimmy Bailey, David Bailey, Allison Allen, Tinell Butler, Rachael Bailey, Erin Polley and Crystal Polley; and one great-granddaughter, Emma Delaney Scott.

Delmar and Nawassa lovingly adopted and raised all three of their children in the knowledge of God and lived their lives as Godly examples. They were members of the Franconia United Methodist Church, until his retirement. Delmar and Nawassa were members of Tabernacle United Methodist Church since Delmar's retirement and relocation to the Fredricksburg area over 20 years ago. Delmar was born and attended school in McComas. He served his country in the Navy during World War II on a sub-chaser from 1942-1946. After an honorable discharge, he continued to serve his country, and retired from the F.B.I. with 26 years of service.

Delmar was the son of Grover Cleveland Bailey and Mable Beatrice O'Brien Bailey from Leckie. Delmar amazed his children with his compassionate love and care of Nawassa, his dear wife and wonderful mother of their children, when she became ill with a rare brain disease. Nawassa needed total care, and Delmar was her constant and sole caregiver for many years until her death in September 2002.

The Bible says, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Delmar laid down his life for the past 10 plus years while his wife and alive, caring for her minute by minute. All who were amazed by his unceasing, tireless love and care of his beloved Nawassa will remember him as a loving dad and husband who demonstrated what real and great love really is. Those who really knew Delmar saw such a tenderness and love in him over the last decade that there can be no doubt what he heard shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord." And then, he saw his beautiful Nawassa...

A memorial service will be held at Tabernacle United Methodist Church on Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Leukemia foundation.


Dora Helen Bailey Baldwin

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Dora Helen Bailey Baldwin, 79, formerly of Leckie and Bluefield, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, in Hollywood, Fla., following a long period of declining health.

Born at Windmill Gap, on Oct. 4, 1925, to Grover Cleveland and Mabel O'Brien Bailey, Dora Helen was the 10th of 17 children and the fourth daughter. The symmetry between her birthdate, 10/4, and her birth order, 10th child/4th daughter, both pleased and amused her.

She was a graduate of McComas High School, earned her undergraduate degree in education from Concord College in Athens, and her Master's from West Virginia University in Morgantown. She firmly believed she was born to be a teacher and could never imagine herself doing anything else. She began teaching on an emergency teaching certificate at the age of 19, in a one-room school at Little Creek, where some of her students were nearly her own age and many were much larger than she. From Little Creek, she went to Anawalt Jr. High School, where she spent the rest of her 38-year career in the McDowell County School System. A reading specialist, she taught home-bound students and adult literacy classes, in addition to her regular students. She devoted one summer to tutoring underprivileged children in Philadelphia. Over the years, she taught literally thousands of children and adults to read and to love poetry and literature.

After her retirement, she tutored hospitalized children and speakers of other languages, as a volunteer, and worked as a paralegal assistant in her son-in-law David's law office. She also volunteered as a hearing clerk in her daughter Sue's office scheduling and coordinating tax appeals hearings.

Even more than she loved teaching, Dora loved her extended family. She was the family genealogist and historian, collecting and passing on stories and pictures. She compiled and published a family history in 1993. She was the driving force behind Our House, the Bailey family website, which has helped keep our far-flung family close over the past five years. During her final illness, she enjoyed viewing a treasure trove of old photographs unearthed, scanned and posted to the website by cousin Boo. She never faltered in her love for her siblings, nieces, nephews, and cousins and was interested in their activities up to the last day of her life.

Formerly a member of Prosperity Methodist Church, Windmill Gap, and Boyd's Chapel Methodist Church, Leckie, Dora belonged to Trinity Methodist Church in Bluefield. In Florida, she attended St. James Episcopal Church in Hollywood, with her daughter.

Dora was predeceased by her parents, Grover Cleveland and Mabel O'Brien Bailey; husband, Vernie Baldwin; sisters, Frances Bailey and Mamie Bailey Taylor; brothers, Leonard Bailey, Bernard Bailey, Delmar Bailey, Clinton Bailey and David Bailey. Her beloved cats, Stuffy, Sam and Fritz, and special dogs, Harry Houdini and BucaMarie, also predeceased her.

She is survived by daughter, Sue Baldwin and son-in-law, David McLauchlin, of 4011 Thomas Street, Hollywood, Florida 33021, with whom she made her home; surrogate daughter, Marilyn King, of Hollywood, Florida, grandchildren, David McLauchlin Jr. and wife Jamie of Riverview, Fla., and Beth McLauchlin Johnson of Woodstock, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Devin Brown McLauchlin and Megan Elizabeth Lee Johnson; sisters, Zelma Bailey Settle of Rich Creek, Va., Bonnie Bailey Hodge, of Rocky Gap, Va., Bridget Bailey Morrow of Fredericksburg, Va., Patricia Bailey Sadtler of Seminole, Fla.; brothers, William Bailey and wife, Lucy, of Palatka, Fla., U.G. Bailey of Roanoke, Va., Raymond Bailey of Mansfield Center, Conn., Marvin Bailey and wife, Annette, of Ward, Ark., and Kenneth Bailey and wife, Betty, of Casa Grande, Ariz.; one aunt, Mamie O'Brien Cooper, of Glenwood Park Nursing Home; too many much-loved nieces, nephews and cousins to mention individually; and her cherished and special caregiver, Doris Anderson, her husband, Leo Deacon, son, Leo, Jr. and niece, Tameka O'Gilvie. Also surviving are her beloved animal companions, Casey Patrick and Kioshi Omega, Keeshond dogs, and Buttercup and Babycakes, cats.

Friends and family may call at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell on Friday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. at Prosperity Cemetery, Windmill Gap, the Reverend Jim Stanley officiating. Directions to the cemetery will be available at Cravens-Shires.

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the Baldwin family.


Dwight Moody Bailey

PRINCETON - Dwight Moody Bailey, 93, of 208 Vine Street, Princeton, died Thursday, April 12, 2001 in a Princeton hospital.

Born March 24, 1908, in Giatto, he was the son of the late John E. Bailey and Blanche Brooks Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was a graduate of Matoaka High School. Following high school, he briefly worked for N&W Railroad, Virginian Railroad and as a coal miner. He was a graduate of Bluefield College and Concord College where he majored in mathematics. Over the years, Mr. Bailey was a principal of Rock, Hiawatha, Piedmont, Wenonah and Matoaka elementary schools. He wrote more than 15 articles which were published in mathematic magazines, and in 1972, he published a 258 page book called Topics From Triangle Geometry.

He was of the Pentecostal faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, J. Ray Bailey, Charles Bailey and Samuel Bailey; one sister, Marie Brown; and one son-in-law, Kenneth B. Coleman.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Elizabeth Irene Stephens Bailey of Princeton; one daughter, Elizabeth Sue Coleman of Princeton; one son, Charles Dwight Bailey and wife, Emma of Richmond, Va.; three grandsons, David Dwight Bailey and wife, Gayle, Jonathan Stephen Bailey and Gary Saleeba Bailey and wife, Sue all of Richmond; one granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Bailey of England; four great-grandsons, Jonathan, Michael, Matthew and Ryan; two great-granddaughters, Erica and Emily; special friends, Clyde and Ruby Shrewsbury of Lashmeet, Charles and Rema Blankenship of Matoaka and Carl Whittaker and Roy and Daisy Earls; and caregiver, Connie Ames of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Dr. Ray Hurt and Pastor Max Benson officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today. E. Woodrow Bailey

PRINCETON - E. Woodrow Bailey, 90, of 207 Middlesex Ave., Princeton, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002 at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born Nov. 2, 1912, in Bluefield, he was the son of the late W.I. and Florence Patrick Bailey.

He retired after 33 years of service with the W.Va. State Tax Department last working out of the Mercer County Assessor's Office. He served his country as a civilian worker at the U.S. Naval Yard at Portsmouth, Va. during World War II. He was an active member of the Greenview United Methodist Church in Green Valley serving in the church choir and as a teacher for the John Wesley Sunday School Class. He was a lay speaker in the Methodist Church and also filled the pulpit at numerous churches in the area during pastoral vacations. He was formerly active with Little League Baseball and was a former scout master with the Boy Scouts of America. He was a pioneer with the jail ministry in Mercer County and the religious ministry at the Bland County Cor-rectional Center. He served for 17 years as a volunteer with transitional living for the Mercer County Juvenile Detention Center. He was a member of the Green Valley-Glenwood Kiwanis Club, the Mercer County Democratic Club and the Old Guard. He was a member of the Princeton Elks Country Club where he was an avid golfer and recorded a hole in one when he was 72 years old.

In addition to his parents, four sisters, Eva Couling, Edith Bailey, Eleanor Bowles and Elsie Williams; and one brother, Earnest Bailey preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Beulah Ann Graybeal Bailey of Princeton; two sons, Dr. Kent Graybeal Bailey and wife, Patricia Ann of Richmond, Va. and Dr. Roger Carlton Bailey and wife, Barbara Eileen of Johnson City, Tenn.; and five grandchildren, Kendra Lynn Bailey of Richmond, Bradford Bailey and wife, Denise, Brian Bailey and wife, Martha all of Knoxville, Tenn., Eric Bailey and wife, Kim, and Evan Bailey all of Johnson City.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Greenview United Methodist Church in Green Valley with the Rev. Brent Brown and the Rev. Virgil Shields officiating. Burial will follow at Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Green Valley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bradford Bailey, Brian Bailey, Eric Bailey, Evan Bailey, Phillip Graybeal, Tim Morris, Dr. Fred Graybeal and Dr. Bobby Graybeal.

Friends may call at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the service hour on Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenview United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6130 Blue Prince Road, Bluefield, WV 24701.

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements. Rev. Earl Welch Bailey

RIPLEY - Rev. Earl Welch Bailey, 82, of Ripley, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was born Sept. 28, 1921, in Hiawatha, a son of the late Levi Thomas and Marsha Gladys Hatcher Bailey.

He was minister of the First Christian Church of Ravenswood since 1982, retired from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp. as a millwright and maintenance planner. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Ripley Masonic Lodge No. 16, Nemesis Shrine Temple AAONMS of Parkersburg, Knights of Templar Dowell Commandery No. 28, member of the Jackson County Ministerial Association.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jane Ford.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline 'Jackie' White Bailey; daughters, Jeannie Bailey Burnopp of Severn, Md., Pamela Bailey Shumate and husband Daniel of Ravenswood, and Bloomie Yvonne Chase and husband Ray of Ripley; brother, Arlie K. Bailey of El Paso, Texas; sisters, Gertrude Roberts of Bluefield and JoAnn Marshall of Princeton. Also survived by eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ravenswood First Christian Church, 105 Gallatin St., Ravenswood, with the Rev. Thaddeus Allen and Dr. William Allen officiating.

In addition, funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Gary Lyons officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Mercer County Veterans Council. A Masonic graveside service will be conducted by Princeton Masonic Lodge 134 AF & AM.

Friends may call today from 5-9 p.m. at the Ravenswood First Christian Church at Ravenswood and from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

In addition to flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ravenswood First Christian Church, 105 Gallatin St., Ravenswood, WV 26164.

Vail Funeral Home, Ripley is in charge of arrangements. Edward Allen Bailey

BLUEFIELD - Edward Allen Bailey, 36, of 2605 Grassy Branch Road, Bluefield, died Friday, April 9, 2004 in a McDowell County hospital.

Born March 1, 1968 in Welch, he was a son of Michael E. Bailey of Bluefield and Janet Ellen Hamby of Bluefield. He was a lifelong resident of the Bluefield area and his hobby was automotive repairing and body repair work. He was of the Holiness faith.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Andrew and Edna George, and Earl W. and Ann Bailey.

Surviving Mr. Bailey are his mother, Janet Ellen Hamby of Bluefield and his father, Michael E. Bailey also of Bluefield, stepmother, Connie Bailey of Bluefield; daughter, Brooke Nicole Bailey of Austinville, Va.; brothers, Russell Mitchem Jr. and wife Debbie of Falls Mills, Va., David Bailey and wife Cathy of St. Claire Shores, Mich.; sisters, Susan Deel and husband Gary of Lebanon, Va., Molly Bailey of Princeton; a special aunt, Mabel Viars of Ridgeway, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Bailey will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Pat Wheeler, Larry Parks and Chris Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Paul Bowers, Eric S. Lewis, Mike Graham, Michael Meadwill, Jim Morrison and Cleve Stuckey. Honorary pallbearers will be Craig D. Mitchem and Brandon A. Mitchem.

The Bailey family will receive friends today from 6-9 p.m. at the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel, Bluefield.

Mercer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

E-mail of cards and condolences may be sent to mercer@mercerfuneral.com.


Elaine Bailey Cook Rye

Roanoke, Va. - Elaine Bailey Cook Rye, 88, of Roanoke, Va. and formerly of Goodwill and Norfolk, Va., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 27, 2004 at the home of her daughter.

She was born on May 29, 1916 in Duhring and was a member of Cave Spring United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Rye was preceded in death by her husbands Garland H. Cook and Charles M. Rye; her parents Clifton C. Bailey and Lena G. Mateer Bailey; two brothers, Byron C. Bailey and Thomas E. Bailey; a sister, Iva M. Bailey; and a granddaughter, Catherine E. Foti.

Surviving are: A daughter, Roberta 'Sue' and husband Victor F. Foti of Roanoke; three stepdaughters, Ora Phipps of Bluefield, Mary Tyree of Blacksburg, S.C., Mae Wimmer of Bluefield, Va.; three grandchildren, Vickie S. Guilliams and husband Robert Victor F. Foti Jr., Elizabeth A. Groves and husband Scott, all of Roanoke; four great-grandchildren, Sarah Guilliams, William Guilliams, Madison Foti, Delaney Groves, all of Roanoke; and a brother, Douglas A. Bailey of Norfolk, Va.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the graveside of Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell with the Rev. Bruce D. Tuttle and the Rev. Arthur W. Wingfield officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Good Samaritan Hospice (3825 Electric Road, Roanoke, VA 24018) or the Cave Spring United Methodist Women (4505 Hazel Drive, Roanoke VA 24018). The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Oakey's South Chapel and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.

Fred A. Bailey

UNIONTOWN, Ohio - Fred A. Bailey, 96, of 2941 Sweitzer Road, Uniontown, formerly of the Green Valley area of Bluefield, died Aug. 24, 2001 at the Rose Lane Care Facility, Massillon, Ohio.

Born June 22, 1905, in Green Valley, he was the son of the late Luther and Nora Akers Bailey.

He was educated in Mercer County, was a retired receiving clerk for the Superior/Sterling Company in Bluefield with more than 35 years of service.

He was a member of the Greenview United Methodist Church in Green Valley and had spent the vast majority of his life in Mercer County. He also was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Chapter, Bluefield and the Eagle's Lodge of Bluefield.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula B. Ayers Bailey on Nov. 6, 2000; a daughter, Jean Bailey Collins; along with all his brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his son, Allen F. Bailey and wife, Norma J. of Uniontown; grandchildren, David A. Bailey of Emporia, Va. and Dawn R. Utz and husband, Ryan of Deerfield, Fla.; and great-grandchildren, Brooke Rynae Utz and Brianna Dawn Utz.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday from the Greenview United Methodist Church in Green Valley with the Rev. Brent Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Green Valley.

Friends may call Thursday from noon until time of services at the church.

The family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton.

Fred C. Bailey

PRINCETON - Fred C. Bailey, 86, of Princeton, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005 at Princeton Health Care Center in Princeton.

Born July 7, 1918 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Clayton E. Bailey and Bertie Hylton Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Hardee's.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sadie E. Shrewsbury Bailey in 1998; three brothers, Kenneth C. Bailey, Ike Bailey and Buster Bailey; and two sisters, Kathyleen Hylton and Hazel Bailey.

Survivors include three sisters, Carol Kessinger and her husband Frank of Princeton, Marie Spangler of Tazewell, Va., formerly of Princeton, and Martha Caldwell of Powder Springs, Ga.; two stepsons, Clifford Harmon and his wife Barbara of Fairmont, Ill. and Pete Harmon of Peterstown; one stepdaughter, Helen Sizemore of Gap Mills.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2005 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Paul Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Friends may call today from 6-9 p.m. at the Bailey Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 749, Princeton, WV 24740

James B. Bailey

PRINCETON - James B. Bailey, 70, of New Hope, Road, Princeton, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.

Born May 15, 1933, at Lamar, he was the son of the late James Troy Bailey and Cordia Hayes Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways where he was a supervisor. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patricia Yvonne Bolen Bailey of the home; one son, Brent Bailey of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Robin Bailey Marquis and husband, Charles of Princeton; one grandson, Zachary Charles Bailey Marquis of Princeton; and one sister, Janice Tilley and husband, Ronald of Worthington, Ohio.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Greg Kinser, Paul Hall, and Randolph Dishner officiating. Entombment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Princeton.

Pallbearers will be Art Hodges, Rick Delp, Benny Eades, David Marquis, Raymond Gray, and Danny Akers.

There will be a memory box present at the funeral home. The family requests that if you have any special memories you would like to share please write them down and deposit them in the box.

Friends called from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Princeton.

James E. (Jim Earl) Bailey Jr.

BLUEFIELD - James E. (Jim Earl) Bailey Jr., 89, of Route 2, Box 700, Bluefield, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003 in a Bluefield hospital.

Born July 24, 1914, in Bluefield, he was a son of the late James Earl Bailey Sr. and Virginia Karnes Bailey.

He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the former Bailey Memorial Baptist Church. Mr. Bailey worked many years as an electrician for power companies in Cleveland, Ohio for 20 years. He then returned to Bluefield to farm. He was a 65-year member of the I.B.E.W., Bluefield-Mercer Lodge No. 85 A.F. & A.M., Beni Kedem Shrine and the Gideon's.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Rhea Cornwell Bailey; a son, Robert Eugene Bailey; and a brother, Robert Karnes Bailey.

His wife, Willow Wall Bailey; a son, Richard W. 'Dicky' Bailey of Bluefield; several cousins; stepchildren, Patricia Woodward and husband Edwin of Jacksonville, N.C., George Musick and wife Tabey of Princeton and five step-grandchildren survive him.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. Kenneth Powell officiating. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery in Princeton.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Steve Burkhart, Jack Edwards, Danny Pedigo, Glen Tabor, and George Musick; and William Sanders as honorary pallbearer.

The family will receive friends Sunday at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the West Virginia Southern Baptist Association #1 Mission Way, Scott Depot, WV 25560.

Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield is assisting the family with arrangements.

E-mail of cards or condolences to the Bailey family may be sent to Mercer@MercerFuneral.com.


James Howard 'Tatar' Bailey

ELKHORN - James Howard 'Tatar' Bailey, 78, of Greens Private Care Home, Elkhorn, formerly of Matoaka, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001 at his home.

Born Dec. 16, 1922, in Hiawatha, he was the son of the late Thurman Bailey and Mary Dowdy Bailey.

He was of the Protestant faith and a veteran of World War II U.S. Army. He graduated from Matoaka High School.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Josephine Jones and one brother, Jack P. Bailey.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Koening of La Verna, Texas and Patricia Ann Tucker of Austin, Texas; six sisters, Lucille B. Riley of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Ramona Swan and husband, Rubbn of Akron, Ohio, Opal M. Smith and Norma Jean Wyatt both of Port Charlotte, Fla., Jane Richert and husband, Gene of Lady Lake, Fla., and Mary H. Kelly and husband, Jerry of Princeton; eight grandchildren; caregivers, Randy and Joan Green; and special nurses from Hospices.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Home Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Randy Green officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospices of America, P.O. Box 6364, Bluefield, WV 24701. James William Bailey

BLUEFIELD - James William Bailey, 84, of Route 3, Bluefield, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001 in a Princeton hospital following a long illness.

Born Feb. 3, 1917, in Sandlick, he was the son of the late J.W.P. Bailey and Nannie Hellmondollar Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was a devoted and faithful member of the Montcalm Church of God. He worked for Consolidation Coal Company at McComas for 19 years. For 35 years, he worked at Bethlehem Steel Shipyard before he retired.

He was honorably discharged from the United States Army after serving three years in France and Germany. He was a member of Company A 801st Tank Destroyer Battalion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Scott Bailey of the home; one daughter, Mary Sue Borbas and fiance, Ronnie Gupton of Louisburg, N.C.; one son, Tim Bailey of Baltimore, Md.; two granddaughters, Lindsey Borbas and Sara Borbas both of North Carolina; three grandsons, Timmy Bailey, Scott Bailey and Shane Bailey all of Baltimore; two sisters, Trana Purdy of McComas and Lucille Turner of Sandlick; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Rayburn Haddock and Omar Burns officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

Pallbearers will be C.A. Phillips, Rosevelt Smith, Bud Bailey, Scott Bailey, Richard Smith and Ryan Lawrence.

Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Morrison, Lewis Simons, Tracy Lane and Jerry McComas.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today.

Jerry Dean Bailey

ROANOKE, Va. - Jerry Dean Bailey, 59, of Roanoke, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003.

Jerry retired from IBM with 33 years service. He was a member of the Roanoke Northeast Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

He was predeceased by his father, Charles F. Bailey.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen Goins Bailey; sons, Brian D. Bailey of Jacksonville, Fla. and Charles W. (Chuck) Bailey and wife, Monica of Baltimore, Md.; two grandsons, Nicholas and Gabriel; his mother, Elsie H. Bailey of McComas; brother, Roger W. Bailey of McComas; mother-in-law, Frances J. Goins of Roanoke; and beloved pet, 'Bear.'

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. Leon C. Smoker will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Oakey's North Chapel, Roanoke (540) 362-1237.

Those preferring memorials, please consider the American Cancer Society. Jimmy K. Bailey

BALLARD - Jimmy K. Bailey, 72, of Ballard, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003 at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born June 8, 1931, at Crumpler, he was a son of the late Fowler T. and Cordie Grose Bailey. He was a former foreman for Swope Construction Company, and a member of Cashmere Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Zelma Gillenwater Bailey; one brother, Perry Bailey; one sister, Helen Bailey.

Survivors include one son, Rockey Bailey and wife Judy of Rocky Gap, Va.; one daughter, Carlotta Bailey and husband James of Ballard; two brothers, Robert 'Bud' Kester Bailey and wife Beulah of Rock, Rouse Bailey and wife Billie of New Park, Pa.; one sister, Norene Thompson and husband Rev. Allen of Rasmon, N.C.; three grandchildren, Brandy Hoover of Ballard, Wade Thompson and wife Heather of McComas, and Stacy Bailey of Ballard; four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel in Peterstown, with Pastor John Offenberger and Preacher, Archie Bowling officiating. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Friends and family are also asked to meet at 11 a.m. Monday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton for graveside services and burial. Ronnie Lambert, Wade Thompson, Harry Greco, Clark Humphreys, Wayne Wright, Perry McKinney, and Jimmy Jones will serve as pallbearers.

Donations of sympathy may be made to Cashmere Baptist Church Activity Building Fund, HC 81 Box 19, Ballard, WV 24918.

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home in Peterstown.

John Preston Bailey

LASHMEET - John Preston Bailey, 30, of 877 Beeson Road, Lashmeet, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at his home.

Born June 21, 1973, in Bluefield, he was the son of the late E.G. 'Tootie' Bailey and Peggy Rutledge Bailey of Matoaka.

Mr. Bailey was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Rita Gay Bailey.

In addition to his mother, survivors include three daughters, Destiny Stables and Santanna Stables both of Lake Bottom and Maegan Akers of Princeton; one son, Aaron Akers of Princeton; one brother, Seth Bailey of Albuquerque, N.M.; and six sisters, Jeanie Kurasaka of Ridgeville, S.C., Pamela Bailey and Debbie Rogers both of Charleston, S.C., Lisa Bell of Middlesburg, Fla., Kimberly Akers of Lashmeet and Tonya Bailey of San Diego, Calif.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Cecil Shrader officiating. The body will be cremated following the funeral service.

Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. Kenneth C. Bailey

IAEGER - Kenneth C. Bailey, 57, of Iaeger, formerly of Matoaka, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield.

Born June 8, 1945, in Matoaka, he was the son of the late Clayton E. Bailey and Nellie Hubbard Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was retired from Consolidated Coal Company having worked at Turkey Gap, Dott and Amonate. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 6930 and attended God's Lighthouse Church in Iaeger.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ike Bailey and Buster Bailey; and two sisters, Kathleen Hylton and Hazel Bailey.

He is survived by his wife, Dora Horn Bailey of the home; two daughters, Elizabeth Annie Tilley and husband, Paul of Lenoir, N.C. and Brenda Combs and husband, Noah of Princeton; eight stepdaughters, Doris Owens of Statesville, N.C., June Justice and husband, Russell of Hurley, Va., Rose Robertson and husband, Tim of Lexington, N.C., Nellie Blankenship of Panther, Betty Owens of Virginia, and Beatrice Addair and husband, Michael, Nadine Owens and Dorothy Gibson and friend, Dave Blankenship all of Iaeger; five stepsons, Lacy Owens and wife, Tina of Virginia, Darick Owens of Lexington, Danny Owens of Avondale, David Owens and friend, Peggy King and Martin Owens and wife, Diane of Iaeger; one brother, Fred Bailey of Princeton; three sisters, Carol Kessinger and husband, Frank and Marie Spangler all of Princeton, and Martha Caldwell of Powder Springs, Ga.; six grandchildren, 36 step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Curtis Honaker officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today.

Larry P. Bailey, Ph.D.

MT. LAUREL, N.J. - Dr. Larry P. Bailey, 59, of Mt. Laurel, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003 in a New Jersey hospital.

Born in Bluefield, Nov. 14, 1944, he was the son of the late Robert E. Bailey and Louise Porterfield Bailey.

He graduated from Bluefield High School. Dr. Bailey earned a B.S. Degree in Business from Concord College and a Master's and Ph.D. from the university of Pennsylvania. He was a professor of accounting at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. He was also a cpa, and has published numerous articles in such journals as Management Accountant, CPA Journal and Governmental Accountants Journal. He is also the author of various books including the GAAS Guide and Governmental GAAP Guide.

He is survived by two children, Kim Bailey Gaynor and husband, John of Berlin, N.J., and Larry P. Bailey Jr. and wife, Cissa of Toms River, N.J.; grandchildren, Ashlie Gaynor, Keli Gaynor, Genevieve Gaynor, Kaitlyn Sarah Gaynor of Berlin, and Dan Paige Bailey of Toms River; a sister, Gwen Musser and husband, Bob of War; and brother, Bob Bailey and wife, Carole of Washington, D.C.

Funeral services will be Saturday, 10 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home, Cherry Hill, N.J.

Pallbearers will be members of the family.

Information submitted by Mercer Funeral Home.

Lena E. Bailey Shrewsbury

BEESON - Lena E. Bailey Shrewsbury, 81, of 200 Hampshire Lane, Beeson, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001 in a Princeton hospital.

Born July 2, 1920, in Beeson, she was the daughter of the late William L. Bailey and Mollie Foley Bailey.

Mrs. Shrewsbury was a member of the Stovall Ridge Missionary Baptist Church at Camp Creek and was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie E. 'Eddico' Shrewsbury; two brothers, Layman Bailey and Samuel Bailey; and six sisters, Dorothy Shrewsbury, Gracie Combs, Relly Meadows, Veda Mills, Elva Honeysuckle and Dellie Bailey.

She is survived by six daughters, Viola Gray Kinzer of Spanishburg, Eva Mae Hubbard and husband, Gary of Beeson, Florence Thompson of Spanishburg, Elizabeth 'Ellen' Shrewsbury and husband, Connie of Lashmeet, Polly Ann Rose and husband, Richard of Princeton and Claudia Shrewsbury of Beeson; one son, Johnnie Ralph Shrewsbury and wife, Judy of Beeson; 23 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Stovall Ridge Missionary Baptist Church at Camp Creek with the Revs. Bundy Dye and Paul Hall officiating. Interment will follow at the Johnnie and Lena Shrewsbury Family Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call at the church from 6-9 p.m. today.

Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements.


Lennie Jane Bailey Mitchem

GARY - Lennie Jane Bailey Mitchem, 84, of McDowell Continuous Care Center, formerly of Tazewell, Va., died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002 at St. Luke's Hospital, Bluefield.

Born July 5, 1918, in Matoaka, she was the daughter of the late Orville H. Bailey and Fannie Shrewsbury Bailey.

She was a former cook with the Tazewell County School System, and was affiliated with the Pentecostal faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stevenson Mitchem; a daughter, Judy Marie Mitchem; five brothers, Tholly, Sebert, Lester, Ward and Dexter Bailey; and three sisters, Stella B. Honaker, Lola V. Bailey and Vida E. Bailey.

She is survived by four sons, Danny Mitchem and wife, Clara of Chattanooga, Tenn., John Mitchem and wife, Eva of El Paso, Texas, Ronald Mitchem of Bluefield, and Donald Mitchem and wife, Dixie of Tazewell; one daughter, Pamela Akers and husband, Steven of Welch; one brother, Leonard Bailey of Princeton; one sister, Arlene M. Belcher of Dayton, Ohio; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Douglas Mortuary Chapel in Welch with the Rev. Stephen Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Tazewell.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Grandsons and special friends will serve as pallbearers.

Lowell D. 'Doug' Bailey

PRINCETON - Lowell D. 'Doug' Bailey, 78, of 9 Winfrey Mobile Home Park, Princeton, formerly of Covel, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 at a Princeton hospital.

Born Dec. 14, 1923 at Rock, he was the son of the late Lake E. Bailey and Cora Lee Foster Bailey. He was a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church in Princeton. He was retired from Itmann Coal Company after 40 years of service and was a member of the U.M.W.A.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vergie Terry Bailey; one daughter, Pamela Kaye Bailey; four brothers, Wallace Bailey, Orville Bailey, Lake Bailey Jr., and Ralph Bailey; and one sister, Ivalee Maxine Echols.

He is survived by three sons, Terry D. Bailey and wife, Ann of Morristown, Vt., and Richard K, Bailey and wife, Jamie, and Jeffery K. Bailey and wife, Liz, all of Mullens; one brother, Arthur Melvin Bailey and wife, JoAnn of Rock; one sister, Lois M. Farley and husband, Charles of Loraine, Ohio; six grandchildren, Christina Helmandollar and husband, Bob, Scott Bailey, Terry Lynn Bailey, Kassi Bailey, Jonathan Bailey and Jillian Bailey; one great-grandson, Jacob Helmandollar; and special friend, Louise Stella.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Princeton with the Revs. Wallace Smith and Glen Hornbuckle officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Dunn, Willis Browning, Joe Carter, Greg Sigman, Tony Cline, and Bob Helmandollar.

Friends may call at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton from 6-9 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Maranatha Baptist Church, c/o Glen Parker, 314 Oakvale Rd., Princeton, WV 24740.





Mack B. Bailey

PRINCETON - Mack B. Bailey, 83, of 106 Mahood Avenue, Princeton, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.

Born Oct. 18, 1918, at Lamar, he was the son of the late Silas Bailey and Maude Bailey Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was retired from Consolidation Coal Company at McComas and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II for four years, and was a Military Police in Puerto Rico. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Aldous Bailey and Lewis Bailey.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Maryline Mack Bailey of the home; one son, Dennis 'Rickey' Bailey and wife, Betty of Lashmeet; three grandchildren, Kristi Bailey of Georgetown, Ky., Tina Bailey of Christiansburg, Va., and Shawn Bailey and wife, Cheryl of Richmond, Ky.; one great-grandson, Derek Bailey of Richmond; four brothers, Woodrow Bailey and wife, Irene of Fairborn, Ohio, Oakie Bailey and wife, Frances of Princeton, Silas Bailey of Princeton, and Charles Bailey and wife, Shirley of Matoaka; and one sister, Margaret Lusk of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Bill Deskins and Paul Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mackie D. Bailey Sr.

PRINCETON - Mackie D. Bailey Sr., 65, of 186 Dream View Place (Kirby Addition), Princeton died Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born March 5, 1938, in McComas, he was the son of Nellie Jones Bailey of Princeton and the late Lewis Otto Bailey.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a computer maintenance supervisor after 20 years service. He also retired from the maintenance department of the Mercer County School System with 16 years service. During his military service he served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Princeton Moose Lodge No. 1521, Princeton Elks Lodge No. 1459, and Veteran's of Foreign Wars. He was of the Protestant faith.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 45 years, Jessie Arretta 'Bunny' Duncan Bailey of Princeton; one daughter, Fran Louise Wilson and husband Jeff of Atlanta, Ga.; one son, Mackie D. Bailey Jr. and wife Doreen of Princeton; two grandchildren, Nicole Clingan and husband Sam, and Ryan Shane; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Clingan and Kayla Clingan; three brothers, Reginald Bailey and Frank Bailey and wife June all of Princeton, and Douglas Bailey and wife Ann of Roanoke, Va.; and one sister, Greta Munsey and husband Eddie of Waldorf, Md.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. James Ford officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until the service hour.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1808 Jefferson St., Bluefield, WV 24701 or to the Arthritis Foundation, WV Chapter, 1314 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30305. Nathan Thurmon Bailey

PRINCETON - Nathan Thurmon Bailey, 82, of 135 Lamplighter St., Princeton, died on Friday, May 7, 2004 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.

Born on July 4, 1921 in Beartown, he was a son of the late Robert Anderson Bailey and Hattie Jane Bailey-Nunn.

Mr. Bailey had been a resident of Princeton for 15 years and was raised in Crumpler. He was a retired coal miner retired from United Pocahontas Coal Company, a member of the U.M.W.A., veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II, and was a member of the Ada Chapel Church in Bluefield.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a special uncle, Joseph Thurmon Bailey.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Vera Lorraine Rorrer Bailey of Princeton; sons, Nathan Gerald Bailey of Monroe, N.C., Robert Darrell Bailey and wife Patricia of Indian Land, S.C., Mark Lynn Bailey and wife Judy of York, S.C.; daughter, Sally Lambert of Princeton; five grandchildren, Nathan Gerald Bailey of Charlotte, N.C., Melissa Ann Roberts of Indian Land, Robbie Bailey of Rock Hill, S.C., Jamie Bailey of Bland, Va., Beau Bailey of Princeton; five great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Georgia Bailey of Princeton, Pauline Arthur of Hillsville, Va., Frances Clark of Bristol, Va., Ruth Ford of Pleasant Valley, Princeton, Rita Collier of Ida, Mich., Nellie Farley of Spanishburg, Barbara Hylton of Princeton, Patricia Hodges of Crumpler; brother-in-law, David Rorrer of Hillsville; three nieces and a nephew.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with the Rev. Thomas Hager officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Bluewell where Ronnie, Randy, Jamie, Robby, Matthew and Jerry Bailey, Ferlin Basham, Randy Pendleton and Freddy Farley will serve as pallbearers and the Mercer County Veterans Council will conduct military graveside rites.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 6-9 p.m.

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the Bailey family.

Nelcie Bernice Collins

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Nelcie Bernice Collins, 96, of American Village Nursing Home, Indianapolis, formerly of 214 S. Walker St., Princeton, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 at her residence.

Born Sept. 1, 1908 in Rock, she was the daughter of the late Luther Bailey and Nora Harper Bailey Farley. She was a retired clerk at Princeton Pharmacy with 40 years' service. She was a member of the Princeton Presbyterian Church, Princeton Women of the Moose, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She had been a resident of Indianapolis for four years, moving there from Princeton.

In addition to her parents, her husband, Earl J. Collins Sr., two sons, Earl J. Collins Jr. and Thomas Curtis Collins, two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Survivors include one son, Robert H. 'Bobby' Collins and wife Rosie of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren, Curtis Collins and Patty Casteel.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 3, 2005 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Ed Pettus officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Princeton. Members of the Princeton Moose Lodge will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. today.

Oakie Bailey

PRINCETON - Oakie Bailey, 80, of 110 Mahood Ave., Princeton, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.

Born March 17, 1924 at Lamar, he was the son of the late Silas Bailey Sr. and Maude Bailey Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was a member of Shawnee Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He attended Matoaka schools and the McClain's Business College in Bluefield. He was a retired purchasing agent for Bluefield Supply Co. and also worked as an assessor for Mercer County. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Mack B. Bailey, Aldous Bailey, Lewis Bailey and Silas Bailey Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Bartee Bailey of the home; one son, Jerry L. Bailey and his wife Sandra of Beckley; one daughter, Carolyn Midkiff and her husband Michael of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren, Heather Brown and her husband Alex of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Jason Bailey and his wife Sharon of Beckley, and Michael Midkiff and Sara Midkiff both of Columbus; two great-grandchildren, Amber Summers of Beckley and A.J. Brown of Fort Leonard Wood; two brothers, Woodrow Bailey and his wife Irene of Fairborn, Ohio and Charles Bailey and his wife Shirley of Matoaka; and one sister, Margaret Lusk of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Ronnie Richards officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Family will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Pauline Bailey Taylor

PRINCETON - Pauline Bailey Taylor, 76, of Princeton Health Care Center, formerly of Bluefield, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at Princeton Community Hospital.

She was born in Bluefield, and was a daughter of the late Barger Bailey and Nellie Frances Collins Bailey. She attended the Bluefield Community Church and was also preceded in death by a brother, Junior Eleck Bailey.

Survivors: Sons: Jim Bailey and wife Linda of Princeton, Joe Bailey of Bluefield, Va., Eugene Lawson and wife Mary of Bluefield; daughter: Nancy White and husband Dwayne of South Charleston; former daughter-in-law, whom she dearly loved: Billie Goins Bailey of Bluefield; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Nunn Family Cemetery at Bull Tail Hollow, off the Airport Road, Bluefield, with the Rev. Ryan Lawrence officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Pallbearers will be Mike Bailey, Greg Bailey, Devon Bailey, Michael Lawson, Rickey Lawson and Eric Lawson.

Dudley Memorial Mortuary in Bluefield, Va. is in charge of arrangements. Richard 'Windy' Franklin Bailey

PRINCETON - Richard 'Windy' Franklin Bailey, 86, of 5687 Ingleside Road, Princeton, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 with his wife by his side.

Born on April 3, 1918 in Clinchburg, Va., he was a son of the late Henry Franklin and Lila Virginia McPherson Bailey. He had been a resident of Princeton for 21 years. He was a truck driver for all of his life and retired in 1984 from Appalachian Welding Supply. He served for five years in World War II and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant. He loved the outdoors and loved working in his yard.

In addition to his parents, a brother, Orville Doc Bailey, and a sister, Lorene Bailey, preceded him in death.

Survivors include: wife, Sylvia Marie Jarrell Bailey of the home; three sons, Billy Ray Phillips of Princeton, Richard Lee Bailey and wife Debbie of Bluefield and Delbert Lane Bailey and wife Jean of Princeton; grandchildren, Richard Allen Wilmer, Eric Shawn Phillips, Kelly Shea Bailey and Kevin Lee Bailey; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Charles Bailey and wife Mary of Meadowview, Va.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2005 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton with Ministers Tony Reed and Erick Riddle officiating. Burial will follow where Darrell, Doug, and David Cook, Randy Lambert, Gene Wood and Sherman Horton will serve as pallbearers. The Mercer County Veterans Council will conduct military graveside honors. Those wishing to attend services are requested to meet at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell on Monday morning by 10:30 a.m.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.

Robert H. 'Bob' Bailey

PRINCETON - Robert H. 'Bob' Bailey, 71, of the Athens Road in Princeton died Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at Ridge Care on Hall's Ridge in Princeton.

Born Aug. 23, 1931, in Princeton, he was the son of the late Ray E. and Ruth E. McPherson Bailey.

He retired in 1988 from the Norfolk & Southern Railroad working as a claims agent. He was a member of the Melrose Presbyterian Church in Princeton. He was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Princeton Elks Lodge No. 1459. He was a 1949 graduate of Princeton High School and also graduated from Concord College with a B.S. degree in education. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean conflict.

One sister, Jacqueline McPherson, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Mary Elizabeth 'Libby' Collier Bailey; three sons, Mike Bailey and wife, Ralphetta of Greenville, S.C., Keith Bailey and girl friend, Loulane of St. Augustine, Fla. and Rev. Craig Bailey and wife, Kathy of Charleston, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Robbie Bailey, Scottie Bailey, Kate Bailey, Brooke Bailey, Adam Bailey, Claire Bailey and Anna Ruth Bailey; three brothers, R.E. Bailey and wife, Joyce of Huntsville, Ala., Virgil Bailey and wife, Jackie of Roanoke, Va. and William 'Bill' Bailey and wife, Anne of Supply, N.C.; one sister, Judy Chandler and husband, Charles of Bellevernon, Pa.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton with Princeton Elks Lodge No. 1459 officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Members of Princeton Elks Lodge will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton from 6-8 p.m. today.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Elks National Foundation, 2750 North Lakeview Ave., Chicago, IL 60614-1889 - In memory of Robert H. Bailey #1000-35-6383 or to a favorite charity.

Robert S. Bailey Jr.

PRINCETON - Robert S. Bailey Jr., 76, of 407 Gayle Street, Princeton, died Saturday morning, Sept. 29, 2001 at the Princeton Community Hospital.

Born Sept. 29, 1925 at Hiawatha, he was the son of the late Robert. S. and Ennis M. Vaughn Bailey Sr. He was educated at Springton and was a retired continuous miner operator for the Eastern Gas & Fuel coal company at Keystone with more that 38 1/2 years of service. He was a member of the U.M.W.A. Local 6196 at Keystone. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was of the Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert S. Bailey III; and nine brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Violet Billings Bailey; three sons, Tommy Allen Bailey Sr. and wife, Barbara, and Frankie Dale Bailey, all of Princeton, and Larry Wayne Bailey and wife, Brenda of Kernersville, N.C.; six grandchildren, Kim Lytton, Tommy Allen Bailey Jr., Jessica Bailey, Michael Bailey, Jackie Bailey, and Stacy Dillon; two great-grandchildren, Ashely Lytton and Niki Bailey; three sisters, Violet Howard and husband, Millard of Princeton, Pauline Moore of Hiawatha, and Elizabeth Stinson of Lake Shawnee.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Dr. David Dockery officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on Courthouse Road in Princeton.

Pallbearers will be Michael and Tommy Bailey, Ken Dillon, Chris Reeves, Buddy Hurt, and Garland Ragan.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 p.m. today. Rondal Bailey

PRINCETON - Mr. Rondal Bailey, 74, of 306 WillowOak Drive (JoHo Estates), Princeton, died Thursday night, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Veterans Medical Center in Richmond, Va.

Born Jan. 5, 1928, at Princeton, he was the son of the late Paris Wriston and Jeannie Duncan Bailey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; P.W. Bailey Jr., Ray Bailey, Earl Bailey; and a sister Edith Bailey.

He was educated in Georgia and Princeton, he entered the military to serve with the U.S. Army during World War II, while serving, he received the W.W. II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal Japan.

Mr. Bailey was a retired Round House foreman for the CSX Railroad, having retired in 1988 at Peach Creek operations in Logan County. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Maintenance Ways. Mr. Bailey was an active member of the Kee Street United Methodist Church in Princeton, serving on the board of trustees, a member of the men's Bible class, the United Methodist Men, and in other areas.

Rondal was a hard-working man, having worked the majority of his life. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many. Mr. Bailey could always find time to help others in the church, as well as in the neighborhood.

Survivors include his loving and caring wife of more that 54 years, Betty M. Sowers Bailey; three children, James Rondal Bailey and wife, Cindy of Midlothian, Va., Karen Painter and husband, Mike of Lewisburg, and Debbie Bias of Hurricane; six grandchildren, Melissa Smith and husband, Eric, Jennifer Smith and husband, David, Michael Painter, Megan Bailey, Amy Bias, and Kristen Bailey; two great-grandchildren, Gavin Painter and Hunter Smith; brothers and sisters, Ralph Bailey and wife, Nora of Logan, Paul Bailey of Sumter, S.C., June Charlton and husband, Jr. of Lynchburg, Va., Polly Weaver of Moultrie Ga., Lakie Clark of S. Daytona Fla., and Thelma Hoge of Mullens.

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Bailey will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Kee Street United Methodist Church in Princeton with the Rev. Greg Godwin officiating.

Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton and one hour prior to services at the church.

Pallbearers will be the United Methodist Men of Kee Street Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts of love can be made to the Kee Street U.M.C. Memorial Fund, 311 Kee Street, Princeton, WV, 24740. Roy Henry Bailey

BLUEFIELD - Roy Henry Bailey, 87, of Rt. 2, Box 93, Maple View Road, Bluefield, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001 at The Maples in Bluefield.

Born May 30, 1914, in Ada, he was the son of the late John and America Belcher Bailey. He was retired after working 50 years for Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Green Valley. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ed Bailey, Allen Bailey, and Ray Bailey; three sisters, Alice Underwood, Sally Pennington, and Maude Patsy; and a half sister, Gladys Newsome.

Survivors include one son, Ronnie E. Bailey and wife, Marian of Sarasota, Fla.; one daughter, Joyce Prevento and husband, Mokey of Bluefield; four grandchildren, Wayne Bailey, Donnie Bailey, Sherry Lynn Linkous and husband, Christopher, and Rhonda Bowen and husband, Eddie; and three great-grandchildren.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Dr. David Dockery officiating. Burial will follow in Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Green Valley.

Friends called at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Monday.





Silas Bailey Jr.

PRINCETON - Silas Bailey Jr., 76, of 310 Jefferson St., Princeton, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003 at his home.

Born May 26, 1927 at Lamar, he was the son of the late Silas Bailey Sr. and Maude Bailey Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army Air Force Base Unit. He was a member of the Princeton Free Methodist Church. He was retired from Corte Construction Co. in Bluefield.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, 51 years, Bernice E. Reed Bailey in 2001; and three brothers, Mack B. Bailey, Aldous Bailey and Lewis Bailey.

Survivors include one son, Michael L. Bailey and wife, Tressie of Princeton; three brothers, Woodrow Bailey and wife, Irene of Fairborn, Ohio, Oakie Bailey and wife, Frances of Princeton, and Charles Bailey and wife, Shirley of Matoaka; one sister, Margaret Lusk of Princeton; four grandchildren, Sara Bailey, Lewis M. Bailey, Leah Crutchfield, and Debbie Amos, and her husband, Tony; five great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Katline, James, Joshua and Morgan; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Ken Hilling and Paul Amstutz officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Friends may call today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home in Princeton. S. Kenneth Bailey

PRINCETON - S. Kenneth Bailey, 97, of 647 Kirby Addition Road, Princeton, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 at his home.

Born July 13, 1904, in Springton, he was the son of the late William A. Bailey and Virginia Foley Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was a member of the Friend-ship Primitive Baptist Church at Spanishburg. He was retired for 40 years, last having worked for Arista Coal Mines. He was a longtime member of the U.M.W.A.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ida Mae Wood Bailey; four brothers; and eight sisters.

He is survived by three sons, David N. Bailey and wife, Ruby of Princeton, O. Allen Bailey and wife, Sue of Westover, Ala., and Leland K. Bailey and wife, Terri of Princeton; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Elders Garnell Gilbert, Franklin Oresta and Jimmy Booth officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, Princeton.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Elitha Harvey, P.O. Box 39, Spanishburg, WV 25922.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. today.

V. Ralph Bailey

PRINCETON - V. Ralph Bailey, 71, of Mercer Continuous Care Center, Bluefield, formerly of Wickham Avenue, Princeton, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at his home.

Born Nov. 9, 1931, at Rock, he was the son of the late Vinson Bailey and Virginia Cline Bailey.

Mr. Bailey was a member of the Salvation Army Church and was a graduate of Princeton High School.

Survivors include one sister, Rulah Prinzbach of Princeton; one brother, Ritz Bailey and wife Dorothy of Princeton; three nephews, Travis Bailey, Shannon Bailey and Charles Prinzbach; and one niece, Toni Carroll.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Larry Dyer officiating. Honoring Mr. Bailey's wishes, the body has been cremated. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Friends may call today from 6-7 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. Violet Bailey Howard

PRINCETON - Violet Bailey Howard, 85, of Hilltop Drive, Princeton, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 in Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.

Born Sept. 25, 1919 at Hiawatha, she was the daughter of the late Robert Sheffey Bailey and Ennis Vaughan Bailey.

Mrs. Howard was a cashier at Piggly Wiggly in Matoaka for 38 years until her retirement in 1981. She was a former member of the First Church of God in Matoaka and has attended Maranatha Baptist Church since moving to Princeton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Millard Howard of Princeton; one son, Freddie Howard and his wife Carol of Princeton; one daughter, Carolyn Archer and her husband Jack of Princeton; two sisters, Elizabeth Stinson and Pauline Moore, both of Princeton; four grandchildren, Rusty Howard and his wife Kelly of Princeton, Chris Howard and his wife Jennifer of Lewisburg and Jackie Barton and her husband Mike and Bobbi Cooper and her husband Billy, all of Princeton; four great-grandchildren, Brittni Cooper, Catessa Howard and Hilari Barton, all of Princeton and Taryn Howard of Lewisburg; and very special friends, Troy and Ruth Stinson of Princeton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Wallace Smith and Roy Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Serving as pallbearers will be Omar Aboulhosn, Willie Aboulhosn, Brad Clemons, Richard Clemons, Danny Clark, Ralph Bowles and Charles Moore.

Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Mrs. Elsie Bailey

PRINCETON - Mrs. Elsie Bailey, 81, of the Athens Road in Princeton died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004 at the Princeton Community Hospital. Born Dec. 17, 1922 at Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Elsie Louise McGuire Yancey. She was educated in Mercer County and was a life long resident. She was a former employee for the Maidenform Company of Princeton and for many years worked by her late husband's Virgil side at the service station on the Athens Road in Princeton. She was a member of the Grace Christian Church on the Athens Road in Princeton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Bailey, two sisters; Geniva Omdalin and Dorothy Todd along with brothers, Milton, Herbert and Herold Yancey.

Survivors include two daughters, Judith M. Kowalewski and Cynthia French of Princeton, two grandchildren, Terran Weitzel and Robert Kowalewski Jr.; five great grandchildren; special friends and caregivers, Mary Burdette and Shirley O'Quinn; and a very special little girl whom she loved so much, Heather Miller.

Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, 2004 from the Burns

Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with

Pastor Jim Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.

Friends may visit with the family today from 6 until 8 p.m., at the funeral home and on line condolence www.memorialfd.com.

Family & friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family of Elsie L. Bailey is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and

Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.






W. Richard 'Buddy' Bailey

PRINCETON - W. Richard 'Buddy' Bailey, 75, of the Eads Mill Road in Princeton, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 at the Princeton Community Hospital.

Born Dec. 1, 1925, in Princeton, he was the son of the late Elijah Edmond and Hazel Clara Robinson Bailey.

He retired in 1978 after 32 years as a pipe fitter-welder with the Virginian Railroad and the Norfolk-Western Railroad. He attended Athens Schools, he was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, the Brotherhood Sheet Metal Worker Local 187, the Concord Masonic Lodge #48 A.F. & A.M. in Athens, and the Beni Kedem Shrine in Charleston. He was a U.S. Army and a U.S. Navy veteran having served in World War II.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Bailey; and one sister, Maxine Shrewsbury.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Peggy Joyce Morris Bailey; daughters, Pam Walker and husband, Sonny of Charlotte, N.C. and Susan Groseclose and husband, Skip of Chesapeake, Va.; grandchildren, Michael Walker and wife, Lisa of Middletown, Del., Terri Terry of Butte, Mont., Melissa Walker and John Walker both of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Bobby Bailey of Princeton; and his special dog, Queenie.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Revs. Casper Dalton and Charles Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens where the Concord Masonic Lodge #48 will conduct graveside rites.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Pallbearers will be members of the Concord Masonic Lodge.

Honorary pallbearers will be sons-in-law, grandsons, Stanley Gunter and Ron Bowling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Casper Dalton, P.O. Box 98, Spanishburg, WV 25922. Will G. Bailey

SPRINGVILLE, Va. - Will G. Bailey, 83, of Springville, died Monday, May 5, 2003 at Taze-well Community Hospital.

He was born in Springville, and was a son of the late Willie Lee Bailey and Stella Harman.

Mr. Bailey was self-employed, was of the Protestant faith, and served in the U.S. Army-Air Force during World War II. While in service he was a radio operator having served in France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.

Survivors include: Brothers, Ben Tom Bailey Sr. of Springville, Lee Stuart Bailey and wife Virgie of Bluefield, Frank Bailey and wife Louise of Springville; sisters, Mary Puckett and husband Lee of Bluefield and Frances Shannon of Mt. Airy, Md.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Dudley Memorial Chapel in Bluefield, Va. with the Rev. Robert Buckles officiating. Burial will follow in the Grandview Memory Gardens on the Bluefield-Tazewell Road. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

William Elmer 'Bud' Bailey

PRINCETON - William Elmer 'Bud' Bailey, 83, of 434 Old Bluefield Road, Princeton, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001 in a Princeton Hospital.

Born Nov. 11, 1918 at Lamar, he was the son of the late Charley C. Bailey and Ocie Lea East Bailey. He was retired from Sarver Candy Company of Bluefield where he was employed as a driver and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Eva Miller Bailey of the home; one daughter, Carolyn Musick and husband, Bill of Princeton; one son, David Bailey and wife, Denise of Princeton; one brother, Jimmy Bailey and wife, Brenda of Princeton; two sisters, Pauline Runion of Narrows, Va., and Ruby Long of Princeton; two grandsons, Charles Preston 'Chip' Musick of Ft. Mills, S.C., and Kristopher Musick of Princeton; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am. Monday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Larry Dyer officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today. Hobart C. Baldwin

HOLLY HILL, Fla. - Hobart C. Baldwin, 80, of 517 Elsie Avenue, Holly Hill, formerly of Mercer County, died early Tuesday morning, Oct. 1, 2002 at the Phillips Personal Care Home on the Browns Ridge Road, Lerona.

Born Sept. 14, 1922, at Spanishburg, he was the son of the late Harvey C. and Nancy Jane Lusk Baldwin.

Mr. Baldwin graduated from Spanishburg High School, entered World War II to serve with the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Baldwin was of the Protestant faith, he had retired from the Inlet Harbor Fish Camp, Ponce Inlet, Fla. where he had served as general manager.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathleen Wheeler Baldwin; along with two brothers, Clyde and Virgil Baldwin; and five sisters, Ruth McPherson, Lucille Via, Audrey Puckett, Esther Hopkins and Shirley Wharton.

Survivors include his wife, Quinnie Adam Baldwin; brother, Donald R. Baldwin and wife, Dolly of Athens; sister, Juanita M. Phillips of Lerona; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday from the Volusia Memorial Funeral Home at Ormond Beach, Fla., burial will follow in the Volusia Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Ormond Beach.

The family is being served locally by the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton.

(A Basham from Rock)
Ina Ruth Basham Lilly Thomason Hurst

ROCK - Ina Ruth Basham Lilly Thomason Hurst, 89, of 161 Basham Road, Rock, died peacefully Monday, July 5, 2004 at her home following a long battle with cancer.

Born March 26, 1915 at Lashmeet, she was the daughter of the late Dorsie Jasper Basham and Hattie Cleo Farmer Basham. Mrs. Hurst was a member of the Shawnee Baptist Church at Kegley. She was a former member of the Princeton Moose Lodge and enjoyed working in her flower garden.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three husbands, Arthur Lilly, Edgar Thomason and Gaylord V. Hurst; one brother, Cletus Kyle Basham; and one sister, Ethel Gertrude Basham Keys.
Survivors include two sons, Clayton E. Lilly Sr. and his wife Nora of Lashmeet and Glenn E. Thomason and his wife Clara of Theodore, Ala.; two daughters, Rae Dois Fry and her husband Gilbert of New Port, Pa. and Emma Dean Akers and her husband Walton of Princeton and Chicago, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, Ray Cecil of Pennsylvania, Ja Nelda Schumacher of Florida, Pamela Miller of Maryland, Deanna Zade of California, Barry Akers of Illinois, Terri Celmer of Illinois, Allan Akers of California, Clayton E. Lilly, Jr. of Maryland, Jason G. Lilly of West Virginia and Jim Rice of Maryland; 15 great-grandchildren and three great, great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Paul Hall and Terry Lambert officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Lashmeet.

Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton. (A Basham from Rock)
James Harvey Basham

ROCK - James Harvey Basham, 84, of 1205 Mt. Olive Road, Rock, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 14, 2003 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.

Born Dec. 27, 1918, at Springton, he was the son of the late Melvin and Lydia Hurst Basham.

Mr. Basham was a member of the Shawnee Baptist Church, formerly the Matoaka Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Bailey Lodge AF & AM No. 137 at Montcalm. He retired with 27 years at US Steel in Gary. He was a lifelong musician who enjoyed playing gospel and bluegrass music with his sons and friends. He was also famous for his fiddle playing and was a great carpenter for making musical instruments.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Viril J. Billips Basham; one son, Timothy Dale Basham; three brothers, Frank Basham, Bob Basham and Lacy Anderson; one sister, Mary Holt; and one grandson, James A. Basham Jr.
Survivors include his four sons and their families, Danny L. Basham and wife Karen of Bluefield, Randy Basham and wife Janie of Hendersonville, Tenn., James A. (Jimmy) Basham and wife Pansy of Rock, and Reggie Basham and wife Karen of Kernersville, N.C.; six brothers and their families, Tom Basham and wife Gloria of Rock, Alfred Basham and wife Rosalie of Packwood, Wash., Eldridge Basham and wife Pearl of Surry, Va., Lowell Basham and wife Shirley of Ingleside and Luther Basham and wife Pam and Gary Basham and wife Debbie all of Princeton; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Paul Hall and Ron Richards officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Mercer County Veterans Council.

Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Randy Basham Jr., Brian Basham, Brent Basham, Lanny Basham and Shawn Basham and also friends, David Wert and Chris Tibbs.

Friends may call today from 6-9 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

(A Basham from Rock)
Thomas Melvin Basham

ROCK - Thomas Melvin Basham, 74, of 843 Mt. Olive Road, Rock, went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 3, 2004 at the family home following a lengthy illness.

Born Feb. 13, 1930 at Rock, he was the son of the late Melvin Basham and Lydia Hurst Basham.

Mr. Basham was a member of the Rich Creek Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired with 37 years of service with the United Mine Workers. Tom was an avid outdoorsman, where he loved hunting and fishing. He got great excitement from turkey hunting- watching, listening and calling them.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Frank Basham, Bob Basham, Lacy Anderson and James Basham; and one sister, Mary Holt.

Survivors include his darling dear wife of 50 years, Gloria Marie White Basham of the home; two daughters, Annette Kay Bales and her husband Ezra of Green Valley, and Shelia Mae Koch and her husband Leonard of Siler City, N.C.; one son, Tommy Ray Basham of McLeansville, N.C.; five brothers, Alfred Basham and his wife Rosalie of Packwood, Wash., Eldridge Basham and his wife Pearl of Surry, Va., Lowell Basham and his wife Shirley of Ingleside and Luther Basham and his wife Pam and Gary Basham and his wife Debbie all of Princeton; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Ralph Calfee officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Mercer County Veterans Council.

Serving as pallbearers will be granddaughters, Melissa and Kayla Bales; son-in-law, Ezra Bales; grandsons, Joshua Basham and Chris Koch; and grandson-in-law, James Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters, Debbye Anderson, Brandy Swaney, Chelsey Whicker, Courtney Basham, Jessica Basham; great-grandsons, Michael Lawless and Tyler Swaney; and great-granddaughters, Amber and Lauren Swaney.

Friends may call today from 6-9 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Edith Belcher Thompson

BASSETT, Va. - Edith Belcher Thompson, 75, of Bassett, formerly of Lashmeet, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, May 21, 2004 in Martins-ville, Va. Born April 18, 1929 in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Raleigh James Belcher and Bertha Jane Lambert Belcher.

Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church at Patrick Springs, Va. She was retired from Dupont in Martinsville. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 66 in Martinsville where she served for 25 years as an officer. She was a Christian witness, loving mother, grandmother and sister and was a caretaker for several elderly people.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Blaine W. Thompson in 1990; and six brothers, James Belcher, Calvin Belcher, Kenna Belcher, Edison Belcher, Frank Belcher and Fred Belcher.

Survivors include one son, Daniel Thompson and wife, Debbie of Greensboro, N.C.; two daughters, Debbie Boyd and husband, Danny of Patrick Springs and Glenda Anouilh and husband, John of Martinsville; one sister, Ernestine "Tina" Pennington of Speedway; six grandchildren, Diana, Jason, Sharon, Brian, Marie and Dusty; and four great-grandchildren, Alexis, Amber, Dustin and Dylan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Larry Thompson and the Rev. Billy Hill officiating. Interment will follow at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery at Rock.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Boyd, Danny Boyd, Brian Thompson, Michael Belcher, Calvin Belcher Jr., John Anouilh, Stan Blake and Dr. Jim Farley.

Friends may call today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Estella B. Justice

LASHMEET - Estella B. Justice, 86, of Lashmeet, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, in Parma, Ohio.

Born June 13, 1916, in Matoaka, she was the daughter of the late Clarence H. Bowling and Aurelia Midkiff Bowling.

Mrs. Justice was a charter member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Lashmeet. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years in 1999; an infant son; two brothers, Robert Bowling and Clarence Bowling; and three sisters, Madeline Underwood, Evelyn Carr, and Edith Howerton.

Survivors include one daughter, Beverly A. Cody of Leguna Niqiel, Calif.; one son, James F. Justice Jr. of Parma; one foster son, Larry J. Justice and wife, Ruth of Columbia Station, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four nieces; and four nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. James Harsh and Norman Mills officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James W. Davis

LASHMEET - James W. Davis, 87, of Lashmeet, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.

Born March 3, 1917 at Matoaka, he was the son of the late James M. Davis and Lucretia Wheeler Davis. Mr. Davis served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Ashworth Memorial United Methodist Church in Matoaka where he served as a Sunday School teacher and lay speaker. He was a member of Gideons International. He taught math and science for 30 years at Matoaka High School, and he taught technical math and physics at Bluefield State College for 15 years. He held multiple positions in the Ruritan Club and Kiwanis Club and served as past president of the Lashmeet Public Service District. He was an avid reader.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Wilford Davis; and one sister, Maxine Evans.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Vesta Keuck Davis of the home; one daughter, Donna Hicks and her husband Ed of Timberlake, N.C.; two sons, Rick Davis and his wife Karen of Lerona and Ted Davis and his wife Joetta of Montgomery, Ala.; two brothers, Sam Davis and his wife Geraldine of Matoaka and Harold Davis and his wife Dorie of Aurora, Colo.; two sisters, Sibyl Wright of Bradenton, Fla. and Mary Jane Artrip and her husband Bob of Falls Mills, Va.; six grandchildren, Jim Hicks of Durham, N.C., Steve Hicks of Bluefield, Va., Sarah Brooks of Wilmington, N.C., David Hicks of Timberlake, Rob Davis of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Lucretia Davis of Timberlake; two step-granddaughters, Angie and Kayla Ward; and five great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Christian Hicks, Samantha Brooks and Colby and Gared Hicks.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. David Damewood officiating. Entombment will be in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Princeton.

Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Rob Davis, David Hicks, Jim Hicks and Steve Hicks; nephew, Tim Artrip; and close friend, Brandon Perkins.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service hour today at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.


Mrs. Beulah Hager Bailey

PRINCETON - Mrs. Beulah Hager Bailey, 90, of 46 Green Acres, Pisgah Road, Princeton, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001 at the Cumberland Care Center in Bluefield.

Born Aug. 12, 1911, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Allen Carr and Annie Ethel Thomason Hager.

Educated in Mercer County, for many years, Mrs. Bailey served as secretary for the late Dr. M.A. Krupey O.D. of Bluefield. She was a member of the Calfee Memorial Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest T. Mitchell; her second husband, Ward Hammett Bailey Jr.; along with three children, Connie Carter, Helen Worley and Richard A. Bailey Sr. she also had lost a brother, Beuford J. Hager and a granddaughter, Robin Booth.

Survivors include her devoted daughter, Patricia Bailey Booth and husband, Bernard of Princeton; grandchildren, Diana Vereen, James Lee Carter, Richard A. Bailey Jr., SSGT Jeffrey P. Bailey, Ward Harold Bailey, Vickie M. Ingram, Carolyn Farmer, David Worley, Billie Jean Bailey, Paul Worley Jr. and Danny Worley; 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday from the Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Green Valley with the Rev. Kenneth Hillings officiating.

Family and friends may call at the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton from 6-8 p.m. today.

Those wishing to attend graveside services are requested to meet Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Carl Henry Hager

BLUEFIELD - Carl Henry Hager, 80, of Route 5, Bluefield, died Saturday, June 12, 2004 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Born in Bluefield on May 14, 1924, he was a son of the late Albert and Flora Hager.

Mr. Hager was retired from Appalachian Power Company (AEP), with 34 years of service.

Carl attended Bluefield schools and was a lifelong resident of Bluefield, except for his service to the Army-Air Corp., from January 1943 to October 1945, during World War II. He served in the Asian Theatre as a Tech Sgt. in Burma, China and India, and received The Good Conduct Medal and the APT Ribbon with three bronze stars. He was so proud to one among "The Greatest Generation."

He was preceded in death by his parents and his only beloved grandson, Jack P. Dove Jr.; one sister and five brothers.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Nora Parsons Hager; his only daughter, Ginger Shrewsberry and husband, Rodney; two beloved granddaughters, Jill Dove Teetor and husband, Bryant and Rae Shrewsberry; three great-grandchildren, Phillip Teetor, Jordan Brcic and Hannah Dove; one brother, Cletus Hager and wife, Eva; and one sister, Margie Kish and husband, George.

Carl was content with a simple life and was one of the most humble, kind and selfless human beings on Earth. He was a self-taught artist, musician and craftsman as well as an avid huntsman and fisherman. He was so loved by many wonderful nieces, nephews and friends whose lives he touched in his gentle manner.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at the Church of Christ at Maple View with the Rev. Tony Reed officiating. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Burial will follow at Monte Vista Park Cemetery, with military graveside rites performed by the Mercer County Veterans Council.

Pallbearers will be Carl's nephews, Steve Hager, Jeff Hager, Mark and Jeff Hutchinson, Tim Hensley, and Stan Thompson. Honorary pallbearers are nephews, Jack Hager, Wayne King and friend, Tommy Clemens.

Mercer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to: Community Hospices of America, P.O. Box 6364, Bluefield; or Church of Christ at Maple View, Route 2, Bluefield, designated for their building fund debt.

Una M. Hager

BLUEFIELD - Una M. Hager, 82, of Bull Tail Hollow in Bluefield went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Princeton Health Care Center.

Born March 10, 1919, in Bluefield, she was the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Ethel Hall Hager. Her family was instrumental in the formation of the First Church of God on the Airport Road in Bluefield and she was a very devoted lifelong member. During her active years, she served as a Sunday School teacher and sang in the church choir.

She enjoyed crafts and shared her artistic ability with her family and friends through crochet and quilting.

Her husband, Clifton W. Hager and two sisters, Laura Kipfinger and Georgia Byrd preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Stephen W. Hager and wife, Brenda, and two daughters, Carol Riffe and husband, Allen and June Mick and husband, Herbert all of Bluefield; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jean Wimmer and husband, William of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Helen Collins and husband, Paul of Pearisburg, Va.; sister-in-law, Margie Kish of Bluefield; special friend and former caregiver, Patsy Grose of Green Valley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Dana Hambrick officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. to the service hour on Sunday.

Graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Those attending the graveside service are asked to be at the funeral home by 9:30 a.m. on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God, Rt. 5, Box 116, Bluefield, WV 24712. Curtis Ben Helmandollar

SALEM, Va. - Curtis Ben Helmandollar, 77, of Salem, formerly of McComas, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001.

He was born to Roby and Maudie Helmandollar in Montcalm on Jan. 8, 1924.

He was employed by the General Electric Company in Salem. He was a faithful born again Christian and served in the leadership of Goodwin Memorial United Methodist Church as a faithful member for 40 years. He was also a member of American Legion Post #3, the Masonic Lodge for 25 years, and the Ruritan Club for six years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Garnet, William, Paul, and Franklin; and a sister, Delois.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Vest Lawrence Helmandollar; daughter, Jeanne Mae Holzmann of Bel Alton, Md.; sons, Curtis Ben Helmandollar Jr. of Hardy and Paul Zavier Helmandollar of Roanoke, Va.; granddaughter, Chinah of Hardy; sisters, Kathleen Bowman of Bluefield, Margaret Schumaker of Bluewell, Shirley Hall of Wytheville, Va., and Judy Graham of Tulsa, Okla.; brothers, Buford and Bobby of Bluefield. Curtis was blessed with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke. Interment will follow in Wilson Family Cemetery, Check, Va.

The family will receive friends at the Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. today.

Information submitted by Cravens-Shires Funeral Home of Bluewell.

Albert L. Huffman

LASHMEET - Albert L. Huffman, 85, of Lashmeet, died Saturday, June 16, 2001 at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born Sept. 8, 1915, at McComas, he was the son of the late Robert and Cora Stevens Huffman. He was a coal miner for Semet-Solvey Coal Company and retired from Tralee. He was a member of the UMWA. He was of the Protestant faith.

He was preceded in death by a grandchild; three brothers, Glen Huffman, Ray Huffman, and Troy Huffman; two sisters, Thelma Mitchem and Helen Spicer.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ethel Harmon Huffman; one daughter, Frances Ealy and husband, Ralph of Palm Beach, Fla.; two sons, Donald Huffman and wife, Diane, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jackie Huffman and wife, Freda of Lashmeet; one brother, Luther Huffman of Montcalm; two sisters, Elsie Bailey and Margaret Davis, both of McComas; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mausoleum Chapel of Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton with the Revs. Kenneth Abram and Wayne Sanders officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the chapel from 12:30-1 p.m. Tuesday.
Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Luther Huffman

APEX, N.C. - Luther Huffman, 73, of 1805 Dogwood Lane, Apex, formerly of Montcalm, died on Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at his residence.

Born on May 8, 1929 in McComas, he was the son of the late Robert and Cora Mae Stevens Huffman.

He had lived in Apex for the past two years after moving from Montcalm. He was a retired coal miner having worked at the Eastern Associated Coal Corporation with 22 years of service. He was active in the bitter race for Union vice president between Joe Yablonski and Tony Boyle and was active in the fight for Black Lung. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army with five years of service, was a coach at Rocky Gap High School in 1962 - 1963, and was a member of the Montcalm United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, two sisters, Thelma Mitchem and Helen Spicer; and four brothers, Troy, Glen, Albert, and Ray Huffman preceded him in death.

Survivors include wife, Bettie Cox Huffman of the home; sons, David Huffman of Atlanta, Ga., and Barry Huffman of Cary, N.C.; and sisters, Elsie Bailey of McComas and Margaret Davis of McComas.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with the Rev. R. C. Turner officiating. Entombment will follow at the Woodlawn Mausoleum in Bluewell.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Martha Ellen Bailey (Husband ?)

PRINCETON - Mrs. Martha Ellen Bailey, 74, of 291 Columbus Lane, Princeton, formerly of Panther, was dead on arrival Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003 at the Princeton Community Hospital.

Born Jan. 10, 1929, at Iaeger, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Mae Roberts Shrader.

Mrs. Bailey had lived the majority of her life in McDowell County, moving to Princeton in 1995 from Panther. She was a member of the Church of God, loved her family very much, and always had plenty of food for family and friends when they stopped by to visit.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Jake, James and Clarence Shrader; a sister, Myrtle Shrader; and a grandson, Clinton Scott Bailey.

Survivors include 13 children, Phyllis Justice of Bluefield, Sue Bailey and Sharon Bailey both of Panther, Evelyn Bailey of Wytheville, Va., Cathy Lockhart and Joan Carter both of Gastonia, N.C., Clyde Bailey of Princeton, Earl Bailey, Edward Bailey, Drew Bailey, Flem Bailey, Lester Bailey and Johnny Bailey all of Panther; sisters, Mildred Osborne, Alice Shrader and Jean Shrader all of Johnnycake, Lucy Bailey of Wytheville, Mary Kennedy of Premier; brothers, Rufus Shrader of Pageton, Glenn Shrader of Johnnycake, Junior Shrader of Ikes Fork; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Rev. Willie Hunt and Alex Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.

Friends may call today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family of Mrs. Martha Bailey is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton. Dewey R. Shrewsbury

LASHMEET - Dewey R. Shrewsbury, 77, of Lashmeet, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.

Born Feb. 13, 1927 at Arista, he was the son of the late Martin Shrewsbury and Martha Akers Shrewsbury.

Mr. Shrewsbury served in the United States Navy on the USS Pondura during World War II. The remainder of this career was spent working in the timber industry for Shrewsbury Lumber Company. He was also the President of the Pinoak Hunting Club. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing, hunting and woodworking.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his only daughter, Pamela Renee; four brothers, Kester Shrewsbury, Oscar Shrewsbury, Elmer Shrewsbury and Raymond Shrewsbury; and three sisters, Gladys McCroskey, Dessie Shrewsbury Bailey and Audrey Purdue.

Left to honor his memory is his wife of 54 years, Nadine McComas Shrewsbury; his granddaughter, Lisa Bowling and her husband Joey; his great granddaughter, Jenna Renee and another baby-to-be; his brothers and sisters, Glen Shrewsbury and his wife Betty, Carlos Shrewsbury and his wife Pauline, Bernice Bowling, June Graham and her husband Bill and Stella Shrewsbury, who was like his second mother; his sister-in-law, Mavis Bailey; his brother-in-law, Tressie McComas and his wife Dot; numerous nephews, nieces and their companions and a host of friends. His legacy in this life is friendship Å  a sharing of hearts.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Arnold Akers, Elder Keith Mills and Elder Ronnie Mills officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Serving the family as pallbearers are Junior Shrewsbury, Marty Shrewsbury, Jason Shrewsbury, Donald White, Jared Shrewsbury, Justin Shrewsbury, Victor Fletcher, Norman Fletcher, Cody Walker, William Rutledge and Bruce Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Bowling and members of the Pinoak Hunting Club.

Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Katherine Sells

PRINCETON - Katherine Sells, 91, of 705 Fayette Street, Princeton, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.

Born March 18, 1912 at Rock, she was the daughter of the late Joseph M. Shrewsbury and Cora Hurst Shrewsbury.

Mrs. Sells retired from the Gateway Motel on Thorn Street in Princeton with 18 years of service as a night clerk. She was a member of the Burke Memorial Baptist Church in Princeton. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil E. Sells; one son, Harold B. Sells; one sister, Velvie Foley; six brothers, Okra Shrewsbury, Artie Shrewsbury, Cleatis Shrewsbury, Raymond Shrewsbury, Aubra Shrewsbury and Withard Shrewsbury.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth L. Sells of Princeton; one granddaughter, Annette Bevan and husband, Raymond of Cross Lanes; three grandsons, David Sells and wife, Vicky, and Junior Sells, both of Statesville, N.C., and Donnie Sells of Lashmeet; three great-grandsons, one great-granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Charles Drake and the Rev. Jim Simmons officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.




Kevin Eric Shrewsbury

RIDGEWAY, Va. - Kevin Eric Shrewsbury, 27, of 3625 Morgan Ford Road, was dead on arrival Monday, June 9, 2003 at the Martin-sville Memorial Hospital in Martins-ville, Va.

Born Oct. 27, 1975, in Princeton, he was the son of Wayne Clyde and Kathaleen Mitchem Shrewsbury of Lashmeet.

Kevin was a heavy equipment mechanic working for the Rohan Construction Company in Ridgeway. He attended the Matoaka Christian Church and was a veteran serving with the U.S. Army.

Kevin was a wonderful son, husband, father and brother. He was dearly loved by his family, friends and co-workers. He will be greatly missed by all. His light will shine in our hearts forever, until we see him again.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Carl and Lillie Shrewsbury.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Leanna Paige Lawrence Shrewsbury of Ridgeway; son, Cameron Lane Shrewsbury of the home; daughter, Erica Brooke Shrewsbury due to be born Aug. 8, 2003; brother, Wayne Clyde Shrewsbury Jr. and wife Becky of Tazewell, Va.; sister, Samantha Renea´ Walker and husband Garland of Lawsonville, N.C.; maternal grandparents, Junior Edward and Nancy Lee Fowler of Draper, Va.; father and mother-in-law, Gary and Donna Lawrence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Rev. A.R. 'Jil' Dishner officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Bluewell.

Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton. Virginia Hazel Shrewsbury

MATOAKA - Virginia Hazel Shrewsbury, 87, of Matoaka, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004 at Bluefield Regional Hospital in Bluefield.

Born July 11, 1916 at Dott, she was the daughter of the late Tyre G. Nicholson and Lula May Holloway Nicholson.

Mrs. Shrewsbury was a homemaker and a longtime member of the First Church of God in Matoaka.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mack B. Shrewsbury in 1983; three brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Wanda Kay Shrewsbury of Matoaka.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Roy A. Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Pallbearers will be Scottie Clark, James Heaton, Bill Atwood, Steve Hartwell, Doug Hawkes and Danny Brim. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Coburn, Sam Davis, Tommy Nesbit, Charles Blankenship and Doug White.

Friends may call today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Oscar D. Shrewsbury

ROCK - Oscar D. Shrewsbury, 91, of 4873 Matoaka Road, Rock, died Thursday, April 19, 2001 at his home.

Born Sept. 27, 1909, in Basin, he was the son of the late William Martin Shrewsbury and Martha Susan Akers Shrewsbury.

Mr. Shrewsbury was a member of the Ashworth Memorial United Methodist Church in Matoaka. He was owner and operator of the Shrewsbury Sawmill and Timber Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Kester Shrewsbury, Elmer Shrewsbury and Raymond Shrewsbury; and three sisters, Gladys McCroskey, Dessie Bailey and Audrey Perdue.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Sheila Honaker Shrewsbury of the home; two daughters, Norma J. Hurst of Montreat, N.C. and Carol R. Leonall and husband, Victor of Cheboygan, Mich.; three brothers, Carlos Shrewsbury and wife, Pauline, Dewey Shrewsbury and wife, Nadine and Glen Shrewsbury and wife, Betty, all of Lashmeet; three sisters, Stella Shrewsbury of Lashmeet, Bernice Bowling of Matoaka and June Graham and husband, Bill of Princeton; six grandchildren, Sheila Ann Hurst Matthews, Virginia Ruth Bennett, Larry R. Hurst, Carl V. Leonall, Tina Kim Merritt and Diane Irene Leonall; eight great-grandchildren; and three caregivers, Gladys O'dle, Wanda Mullins and Betty Taylor.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. David Damewood, the Rev. Lynniel Shrewsbury, and Arnold Akers officiating. Interment will be Monday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Friends attending the interment are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:45 a.m. on Monday.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashworth Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 177, Matoaka, WV 24736 or to Community Hospice of America, P.O. Box 6364, Bluefield, WV 24701.

Sylvia Hauser

BECKLEY - Sylvia Shrewsbury Hauser, 57, of 105 Highland St., Beckley, died Tues-day, Dec. 31, 2002 at her home.

Born Oct. 5, 1945, at Rock, she was the daughter of the late Gaylord F. Shrewsbury and Ada Fay Tilley Shrewsbury.

Mrs. Hauser was a homemaker and born-again of the Pentecostal faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John Hauser.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Lee Hauser of the home; one daughter, Susan Foreber and husband, Don of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sons, Karl Hauser and wife, Jane of San Francisco, Calif. and Thomas Hauser and wife, Carolyn of Chesterton, Ind.; three brothers, Obie F. Shrewsbury and wife, Sarah of Miami Springs, Fla., J. Russell Shrewsbury and wife, Sandy of New Caney, Texas, and Maynard C. Shrewsbury and wife, Cheri of Duluth, Ga.; one granddaughter, Katherine D. Hauser; and one grandson, Matthew Hauser.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Ralph Calfee officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Friends may call Saturday from 2 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to any church or charity of choice in Mrs. Hauser's memory.

Wayne Clyde Shrewsbury

ROCK - Wayne Clyde Shrewsbury Sr., 55, of 146 Baltic Place off the Reece Harmon Ridge Road in Rock died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003 at the Princeton Community Hospital after a short battle with cancer.

Born Nov. 5, 1948 at Dott, he was the son of the late Carl Cameron and Lillie Mae Miller Shrews-bury. Wayne was a heavy equipment mechanic working for the Rish Equipment Co. in both Bluefield and Salem, Va. He was a veteran serving in the US Navy and was attending the Lashmeet Freewill Baptist Church.

Beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend, we will greatly miss you here on Earth. One day we shall rejoice together in the Kingdom of Heaven. The Angels in Heaven today rejoice for a child of God has won his race and made Heaven his home.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Carl Shrewsbury; one son, Kevin Eric Shrewsbury; and one brother-in-law, Donne Wilson.

Survivors are wife of 32 years, Kathaleen Mitchem Shrewsbury of Rock; children, Wayne Clyde Shrewsbury Jr. and wife, Rebecca of Tazewell, Va., and Samantha Shrewsbury Walker and husband, Garland of Lawsonville, N.C.; grandchildren, Cameron Lane Shrewsbury, Erica Brooke Shrewsbury and Gabriel Xavier Shrewsbury; brothers, Edward Shrewsbury and wife, Judith of Spanishburg, David Shrewsbury and wife, Doris of Hobart, Ind., and Stanley Shrewsbury and wife, Rita of Lashmeet; sisters, Wanda Wilson of Lerona, Marsha McKinney and husband, Thurman Lacy of Ona and Debbie Mabe of Lerona.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with the Rev. A.R. 'Jil' Dishner officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery at Bluewell.

Friends may call today from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

Wilton Shrewsbury

ROCK - Wilton Stanley Shrewsbury, 67, of Rock, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton after battling cancer for a short period of time.

Born April 2, 1936, at Rock, he was the son of the late Artie Shrewsbury and Thelma Renn Shrewsbury.

Mr. Shrewsbury was a retired roofer for Clifton Sheet and Metal Company and a former employee of Pacific Encore Furniture Company. He attended the Lashmeet Freewill Baptist Church in Lashmeet. He was an avid sportsman who loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends who loved him dearly. He will be missed dearly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Virgil Shrewsbury, Edward Shrewsbury and Richard Shrewsbury.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Wilma Joann Cole Shrewsbury of the home; one son, Stanley Shrewsbury of Rock and very devoted friend, Thelma Carter of Rock; two daughters, Freda Miller of Princeton and Linda Steele and husband James of Princeton; two brothers, Leonard Shrewsbury and wife Phyllis of Montcalm and Eugene Shrewsbury and wife Brenda of Rock; three sisters, Neva Hull and husband Lowell of Altivista, Va., Imogene Hill and husband William (Billy) Hill of Rock, and Edna Rickman and husband E.L. Rickman of Sandlick; three loving grandchildren, Julie Miller of Bluefield and Karen Gunter and Kayla Steele both of Princeton; two great-grandchildren, Zachary Miller of Bluefield and Mason Bolton of Princeton; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Randolph Dishner officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Serving as pallbearers will be Timmy Wimmer, Roger McMillion, Adam Sagov, Dale Sanders, Kenneth Vaughan and Gilbert Williams.

Friends may call today from 6-9 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1808 Jefferson St., Bluefield, WV 24701. Elizabeth Irene Stephens Bailey

PRINCETON - Elizabeth Irene Bailey, 90, of 208 Vine Street, Princeton, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002 at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton. Born Aug. 4, 1912 in Belspring, Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Grant Stephens and LeLier Grace Rupe Stephens.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Dwight Moody Bailey; one son-in-law, Kenneth B. Coleman and two brothers, Charles Grant Stephens Jr. and Homer Marshall Stephens.

Mrs. Bailey attended the Princeton Church of God on Oliver Avenue in Princeton. She was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth 'Betty' Sue Coleman, of Princeton; one son, Charles Dwight Bailey and his wife Emma, of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Georgia Smythers, of Radford, Va.; three grandsons, David Dwight Bailey and his wife Gayle, Jonathan Stephen Bailey and Gary Saleeba Bailey and his wife Sue, all of Richmond; one granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Bailey Cowley of Richmond, Va.; four great-grandsons, Jonathan, Michael, Matthew and Ryan; and two great-granddaughters, Erica and Emily.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Dr. Ray Hurt and Forrest Fitzpatrick officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. today at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Friends attending the interment are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:45 a.m.


Clara 'Billie' Bailey

BECKLEY - Clara Beatrice 'Billie' Bailey, 91, of Crescent Road, Beckley, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002 at her home following a long illness.

Born Aug. 30, 1910, in McDowell County, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Amanda Bailey Thompson.

'Billie', as she was affectionately known, attended McDowell County Schools and Concord College. She was well known for her painting, china painting and ceramics. She taught ceramics in Bluefield for many years. She and her family resided in Bluefield, Parker, Ariz. and Raleigh, N.C. before moving to Beckley in 1988. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Heber Street, Beckley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Gordon Bailey in 1989; a son, Billy Gordon Bailey; daughter, Tina Gwinn Bailey; and a nephew, Scott Caudill.

Survivors include a sister, Gloria G. Caldwell and husband, James of Beckley; brother, W.R. Thompson and wife, Helen of Richmond, Va.; a granddaughter, Amy L. Jones and grandsons, Neal S. Jones and wife, Sue and Lloyd Jones all of Raleigh, and by three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Melton Mortuary Chapel in Beckley with Dr. Gregory Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio on Saturday at noon.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until service time today. Eula D. Lusk

LASHMEET - Eula D. Lusk, 89, of 202 Pinoak-Beeson Road, Lashmeet, went home to be with Jesus, Thursday, June 21, 2001 in a Princeton hospital.

Born Dec. 1, 1911, in Abingdon, Va., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Myrtle Thompson.

Mrs. Lusk was a former nurse at Memorial Hospital in Princeton and at Mullens General Hospital. She was of the Holiness faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Lusk; one daughter, Geraldine Laxton; one son, Edward Lusk; and one brother, Joseph Thompson.

She made her home with her daughter, Ellen Lamm and Alfred Beggs of Lashmeet. She is also survived by another daughter, Wilma O'Dell and husband, Elbert of Lashmeet; four sons, Norman Lusk and wife, Ann and Danny Lee Lusk and wife, Shirley all of Lashmeet, Leonard Melvin Lusk and wife, Judy of Spanishburg, and Dallas Jones and wife, Neil of Mullens; two sisters, Rosie Ellis of Florida and Pauline Thompson of Lashmeet; 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Albert Jarrell officiating. Interment will follow at Lusk Cemetery, Basin.

Pallbearers will be Alfred Lee Beggs, Mark Lee Mitchem, Jack Lee Lamm Jr., Michael Dwayne Lusk, Edward Lee Lusk and Jeffrey Shane Wallace.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Janice A. Thompson
(Virginia Herndon Bailey’s Grandchild)

PRINCETON - Janice A. Thompson, 72, of 212 S. Johnston Street, Princeton, formerly of Lashmeet, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at Princeton Commun-ity Hospital in Princeton.

Born April 14, 1929 in Matoaka, she was the daughter of the late Eslie Thompson and Pearl Bowling Thompson.

Miss Thompson was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Lashmeet. She was a 1948 graduate of Matoaka High School and retired from J.C. Penny after 32 years. She was a former member of the Lashmeet Extension Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Ellwood 'Tommy' Thompson and Glen Thompson, and an infant brother, Alfred Thompson; two sisters, Loretta Adams and an infant sister, Louise Thompson; one nephew, Brian Thompson; and one great-niece, Stephanie Swecker.

Survivors include one sister-in-law, Mary Helen Thompson of Princeton; one nephew, Steven Adams and wife, Charlotte of Oceana; three nieces, Belinda Ratliff Archer of Spring Lake, N.C., and Drema Swecker and Donna Hawks and husband, Jimmy both of Princeton; four great-nephews, Tommy Ratliff and wife, Lois of Bluefield, Ronnie Ratliff and wife, Julia of Bluefield, Va., Jacob Hawks of Princeton and Michael Adams of Oceana; and two great-nieces, Tammy Daws and husband, Steven of Spring Lake and Heather Swecker of Athens.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. David Damewood and Billy Hill officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Lashmeet.

Great-nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Rt. 2, Box 473, Princeton, WV 24740.

Wilbert B. Thompson
(Virginia Herndon Bailey’s Grandson)

BLUEFIELD, Va. - Wilbert B. Thompson, 91, of 336 South College Avenue, Bluefield, Va., died Monday, March 19, 2001 in a Bluefield hospital.

Born Sept. 30, 1909, in Lashmeet, he was the son of the late Shurdon Thompson and Minnie Lilly Thompson.

Mr. Thompson was a member of Graham Presbyterian Church in Bluefield, Va. He was a former check weighman at American Coal Company at Widemouth, and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local #7086. He was formerly a County Road Maintenance Supervisor for Mercer County. He was owner and operator of College Avenue Gulf Service Station in Bluefield, Va. and last worked for Strother Drug Company in Princeton. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Matoaka and Bluefield, Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Gilmer Thompson, Otho Thompson and Amon Thompson; one sister, Vella Beggs; and one granddaughter, Judith Ann Thompson.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Virginia Rutledge Thompson of the home; two sons, Roger Thompson and wife, Roxie of Huntington and Ronald Thompson and wife, Nancy of Avon Park, Fla.; four grandchildren, David Thompson, Wade Thompson, Alan Thompson and Donald Thompson; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Larry Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6-8 p.m.

Gertrude Thompson
(Virginia Herndon Bailey’s GGrandchild)

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. - Gertrude Wright Thompson, 92, of Rocky Mount, formerly of Princeton, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001 at her home.

Born May 9, 1909 at Lashmeet, she was the daughter of the late Daniel P. Wright and Myrtle Wheeler Wright. Mrs. Thompson was a homemaker and was a member of the Rocky Mount Baptist Church in Rocky Mount. She was a charter member of the Burke Memorial Baptist Church in Princeton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilmer Thompson in 1994; one son, Blaine Thompson; one daughter, Norma Blevins; one brother, Okley Wright; and one son-in-law, Ben Wall.
She is survived by two sons, Larry Thompson and wife, Allie of Greensboro, N.C., and Leon B. Thompson and wife, Brenda of Christiansburg, Va.; one daughter, Ramona Wall of Temperance, Mich.; one brother, Eugene Wright of Lashmeet; granddaughter, Debbie Boyd and husband, Danny and their children, Jason and Sharon Boyd, all of Patrick Springs, Va.; 11 other grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Edith B. Thompson of Bassett, Va.; and neighbor and friend, George Barger.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Larry Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, Princeton.

Pallbearers will include Danny Boyd, Jason Boyd, Keith Thompson, Barry Thompson, Gary Thompson, and Kevin Cherry.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.


Ruby Lee White Mills

LASHMEET - Ruby Lee "Granny" Mills, 92, of Lashmeet, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004 at her home.

Born Aug. 4, 1911 at Lashmeet, she was the last surviving child of the late Walter Lee White and Josie Virginia Bailey White.

Mrs. Mills was raised in Lashmeet and attended Matoaka High School. She worked at the U.S. Post Office in Lashmeet until her retirement in 1975. Ruby was an avid horseshoe pitcher and bowler up to age 87. She put her faith in Jesus Christ whom she resides with today and forever.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Mills; two infant sons, four sisters, Clarice Mills, Lotus Thompson, Brookie Walker and Una Linkous; six brothers, Ray White, Don White, Whitney White, Ralph White, Dale White and James White; two infant grandchildren, Burwin James Mills and Dana Lenore Mills; and three sons-in-law, Merril Holt, Lanny White and Darlow Setliff.

Survivors include her beloved husband of nearly 63 years, Burwin Dale Mills of the home; four sons, Norman Burwin Mills and wife, Joanne of Beeson, Harry Wayne Mills and wife, Patricia of Lashmeet, Ray Olan Mills and wife, Ginger of Camp Creek and Rex Wallace Mills and wife, Joyce of Charlotte, N.C.; four daughters, Barbara Lee Setliff of Jane Lew and Sandra Kay White, Arlene Joyce Atwood and husband, Ritchie and Carol June Fortner and husband, Steve, all of Lashmeet; a special niece, Maris June Clough of the home; 25 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and many friends.

Ruby has many friends from all over. If any of you have special memories that you would like to share with her family, please write them down and deliver them to a memory box that will be placed at the funeral home during the visitation and funeral.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Ralph Calfee officiating. Interment will follow at the Crotty Cemetery in Pinoak.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Mills, Doug White, Todd Mills, Jesse Mills, Eric Jones, Noel Truitt and Seth Fortner.

Friends may call today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.


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