The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


September 25, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, September 26, 2013

  — Sadie Mae Bragg Baughn

Sadie Mae (Bragg) Baughn, 89, of Belpre, Ohio, died Sept. 21, 2013, at CCMH, Parkersburg.

Sadie was born on July 26, 1924, at Prince, daughter of the late Samuel H. Bragg and Dartha (Ward) Bragg. Sadie also was preceded in death by her husband, Basil T. Baughn; brothers, John, Jessie, Elbert and Bud; sisters, Clara, Mamie, Margie and Lana; an infant son, an infant grandson, infant twin great-grandchildren and a special sister-in-law, Wilda Bragg. Sadie was the last surviving member of her family.

Sadie rode a passenger train to attend Montgomery High School.

Her first job was for the war effort at Triumph Explosives, Elkton, Md. Later she was a telegraph operator for the C&O Railroad at Prince and Thurmond.

Surviving: her daughter, JoAnn (Woody) Davis; son, Bill (Peg) Alexander; granddaughter, Carmen (Ric) Hayman; grandsons, Brian (Missy) David and Charles (Sandra) Alexander; great-granddaughters, Samantha Davis and Lily Hayman; great-grandsons, Jacob Hayman, Josh Alexander and Jacob Alexander; nieces, Rita Phillips, Diane Withrow and Penny Cummins; and Sadie’s beloved best friend, Queen Schoolfield.

Sadie’s wishes were not to have a public visitation and funeral. Family members and friends will meet privately for a “going home” celebration. Entombment will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Arrangements by Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, Ohio, and High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.

Deborah Sue Harrah

Deborah Sue Harrah, 66, of Ansted, died Sept. 20, 2013, following a long illness.

She was born Aug. 27, 1947, in Ansted, daughter of the late Bart Bartrum and Betty June Waldrep Bartrum.

She was the head cook at Gino’s and was a homemaker.

Surviving: a daughter, Jennifer McHenry of Julian, N.C.; a son, Kevin Harrah of Mt. Hope; a brother, Benny Bartrum of Ansted; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Harrah was cremated. A memorial service will be at a later date.

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Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.

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