Obituaries for the Browning Family
Audrey Mae Browning
MULLENS - Audrey Mae Browning, 80, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a short illness. Born Dec. 29, 1919, in Gary, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Hattie Holyfield, and the stepdaughter of R.B. Blair. Mrs. Browning was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church, Mullens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Browning; a brother, James Holyfield; and two sisters, Olivine Guilliam and Edith Holyfield. Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Worley and her husband, David, of Mullens and Billie Jean Pennington and her husband, John, of Ashland, Ky.; a sister, Jean Gillenwater of Salem, Va.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Pentecostal Holiness Church, Mullens, with the Rev. Lewis Arnold officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Bluewell. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.
CHAPMANVILLE - Jimmie Browning, 70, departed this life Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Guyan Valley Hospital, Logan, following a long illness. Born April 21, 1930, in Man, he was the son of the late Kennie and Nettie Hazel Lester Browning. Mr. Browning was a retired coal miner after 34 years with Island Creek Coal Co., a member of the UMWA and IOOF Lodge No. 274, a 1950 graduate of Man High School, a member and lay preacher of Rocky Hill Freewill Baptist Church, Chapmanville, and he pastored at several area Freewill Baptist churches. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ollie Ropeka Browning; his birth mother, Dorothy Mangus; his birth father, Millard Sparks; and a half sister, Mary Zeek. Survivors include his beloved wife of 18 years, Myrtle Griffith Farley Browning; three daughters, Mrs. John (Phyllis) Szalwinski of New Oxford, Pa., Mrs. David (Constance) Mulder of Lineboro, Md., and Ms. Lorna (McComas) Browning of Beaver; a sister, Thelma Cline of Sophia; a brother, James Grady Sparks of Smithfield, N.C.; four grandchildren, Lydia Wheatley, Daniel Morales, Erica Layne McComas and John August Mulder; a great-granddaughter, Sophia Bella Wheatley; and several nieces. Jimmie will be greatly missed by all who met or knew him. Services were 11 a.m. Monday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, with the Revs. Clifford Ellis and Douglas R. Young officiating. Burial followed in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby. Pallbearers were David Mulder, Robert McComas, Terry Elkins, Junior Kelly, Kevin Griffith and Brian Griffith. Honorary pallbearers were Robbie Adkins, Robert Adkins, Chuck Adkins, Keith Butcher, Arnold Griffith and Ted Hager. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville.
Ruby Burnside Browning
Ruby Estelle Burnside Browning, 74, of Glen Daniel, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, in a Danville care facility following a long illness. Born Aug. 31, 1926, in Montcoal, she was the daughter of the late Dale Smith and Belva Belle "Velvie" Pettry Burnside. Mrs. Browning was of the Christian faith and a homemaker. She enjoyed singing and playing guitar with her family as they grew up. She had been a resident of Glen Daniel the past 11 years and was formerly of Peach Tree and Packsville. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Frederick Darrell Pettry; two sisters, Virginia L. Burnside and Launa Pettry Clay; and a brother, Casper Eugene Burnside. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Esco Browning; eight children: Homer Browning of Sheffield, Ohio, Alice Browning Pettry of Eunice, Jackie Browning of Horse Creek, Diane Browning Wilson of Charleston, James Fredrick Browning of Comfort, Debra Browning Kinder of Eunice, Marilyn Browning Grubbs of Danville and Tony Browning of Walhonde Village, Whitesville; 15 grandchildren: Robin Pettry Wentz of Charleston, Kenneth Pettry of Glen Daniel, Johnny Browning, Lisa Browning Harvel and Sheila Browning, all of Cleveland, Scott Browning of Dry Creek, Daniel Browning of Pine Knob, Rachel Massey of Nitro, Terri Browning Beller of Sylvester, Michael Browning of Seng Creek, Shawna and Debra Lea Kinder of Charleston, Mackenzie Grubbs of Danville, Karissa Browning Webb of Whitesville and Lesly Browning of Walhonde Village, Whitesville; 12 beautiful great-grandchildren, Brittany and Zack Browning, Nicole Harvel, Cody and Kyndra Pettry, Jonathan and Jaxson Browning, Morgan Ayers, Natalie Browning, Isaiah Browning, Daelyn Kinder and Ian Beller; four sisters, Mary Burnside Honacker of Arnett, Dolly Burnside Sims of Doylestown, Ohio, Faye Burnside Puckett of Tennessee and Winnie Burnside Sadler of Beckley; and two brothers, Carmel Burnside of Dorothy and Dorman Burnside of Ohio. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. David Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Carla L Browning
JESSE - Carla L. Browning, 29, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001. Born Nov. 24, 1971, in Welch, she was the daughter of Carol and Linza Browning of Jesse. Carla graduated from Guyan Valley High School in 1993. She enjoyed life and was loved by everyone who knew her. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Alomzo and Elsie Browning; and her maternal grandparents, Henry Stewart Sr. and Vernie McMillion Stewart. Other survivors include a half brother, Michael Shawn Browning. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Querry-Toler Funeral Home, Oceana, with the Rev. Richard Chester officiating. Burial will follow in Stewart Cemetery, Matheny. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Querry-Toler Funeral Home, Oceana.
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