The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


July 17, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mary E. Berry

Mary E. Berry, 89, of Winona, died July 9, 2013, following a long illness.

Born April 23, 1924, at Albright, she was a daughter of the late Fred John Hanner and Jessie Myrtle Goff Hanner.

Mary was a retired telephone operator for AT&T.

She was a homemaker and a member of Keeney’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church at Winona.

Surviving: her son, William “Bill” Denson of Georgia; sisters, Dora Roupe of Charleston, Betty Tolley of Detroit, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Eileen Hanner of Winona; grandchildren, David Denson and Pamela Knight; great-grandchildren, Ruby Denson, Avery Knight, Emerson Knight and Elliot Knight; and a beloved niece, Cindy Hanner of Winona.

Services was July 13 at Keeney’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church of Winona with Pastor Mark Secrist and Pastor Joe Shaffer officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens at Victor.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

Irma Goins Bourgoin

Irma Goins Bourgoin, 89 of Oak Hill, formerly of Beckley, died at Bowers Hospice House July 8, 2013, after bravely battled a rare cancer for two years.

Irma was born Oct. 2, 1923, at Backus, the eldest child of the late Plummer and Ella Goins of Backus. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Lucien Albert Bourgoin, in 2008; and siblings, Lucille DeDeo, Charles Goins and Junior Goins.

She was a hard worker and a fantastic cook. She owned and operated, along with her late husband Lou, Ye Olde Fashioned Restaurant in Sophia for many years. Upon retirement they moved to Oak Hill.

Irma was a member of Life Bridge Assembly of God Church in Oak Hill.

Surviving: daughter, Karen Shott of Oak Hill, and Kathi and husband Russell Meadows of Maidens, Va.; grandchildren, Matthew Shott, Laura and Thomas Meadows; siblings, Josephine Anderson and Myron of Maine, Norman Goins and wife Joyce of Virginia, Glenville Goins and MB of New Jersey, and Alberta Campbell and husband James of Kentucky; special sister-in-law, Mary Alice Goins of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews as well as many close friends in Oak Hill and Beckley.

Services was held July 13 at the LifeBridge Assembly of God Church with Pastor Shirley Fraker Watson officiating. Entombment followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

The family requests donations of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia.

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Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

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