Obituaries for the Coleman Family
Vernie Tolley Coleman
OAK HILL -- Vernie Tolley Coleman, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Nov. 28, 1918 at Landisburg, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Grace (Propps) Tolley. Mrs. Coleman was a homemaker and attended Fellowship Memorial Baptist Church, Oak Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Coleman and a daughter, Catherine Coleman. Survivors include a son, Walter Grant Coleman of Sevierville, Tenn.; two daughter, Ruth Mae Dilley of Fayetteville and Delma Sparks Keffer of Lively; two brothers, Raymond Tolley of Wadestown and William Tolley of Rainelle; a sister, Dorothy Kovach and her husband, Paul, of Harrisburg, Pa.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum of Peace, with the Rev. Bill Menefee officiating. Entombment will follow. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, and one hour before services Monday at the mausoleum. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.
Nellie V. Coleman
OAK HILL ¦ Nellie Viola Blevins Blevins Coleman, 87, died Monday, March 22, 1999, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Aug. 10, 1911, in Chilihie, Va., she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Josephine Blevins Blevins. Mrs. Coleman was the retired owner of Golden Age Nursing Home in Oak Hill. She was a charter member of the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene. Mrs. Coleman was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Harvey Blevins; her second husband, John Coleman; a son, Roger Dale Blevins; and two daughters, Cora Lenora Blevins and Debra Lou Bailey. Survivors include three sons, Burford Alen Blevins of Piney View, Bernard Harvey Blevins of Pataskla, Ohio, and David Lynn Blevins of Oak Hill; nine daughters, Sylvia Josephine Ash of Elkhart, Ind., Fredia Thelma Herrman of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mae Ola Gardner of Oak Hill, Beulah Sue Weist of Oak Hill, Clarice Jean Chambers of Cincinnati, Ohio, Vesta Raynell Blevins of Elkhart, Ind., Patricia Carol Elder of Oak Hill, Linda Kay McCallister of Covington, Va., and Barbara Ann Blevins of Oak Hill; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. today at the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene with the Revs. L.K. Hostutler and Jerry Bush officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends called 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill. Donations of sympathy may be made to the Children's Playground Fund, Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 22, Oak Hill, W.Va. 25901. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Anna 'Rocky' Coleman
MOUNT HOPE - Anna Lee 'Rocky' Lowery Coleman, 77, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at her home following a short illness. Born May 4, 1924, at Gap Mills, Monroe County, she was the daughter of the late Watson and Ruth Lowry. Mrs. Coleman was a homemaker and a member of the Kilsyth Freewill Baptist and was a member of the Women's Auxiliary and the Dorcas Bible Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernice A. Coleman, on Sept. 7, 1991 and a son, Bernice A. Coleman Jr. Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth (Libby) Stover and husband, Howard, of Dayton, Ohio, Laura (Sissy) Williams and husband, Larry, of Beckley, and Helen Bailey and husband, Tex, of Clear Creek; a sister, Frances Holcomb and husband, Vearl of Elkton, Md.; six grandchildren, Cheryl Litteral of Dayton, Ohio, Howard Stover Jr. of Dayton, Ohio, Wesley Williams of Raleigh County, Greg Bailey of Raleigh County, Lora Shepperd of Raleigh County and Mark Bailey of Raleigh County; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a niece, Vera Lynn Brown of Delaware; and a special friend, Delma Skaggs. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, with the Revs. Bill Bennett, Loretta Taylor and Becky Maynor officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.
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