The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


October 29, 2008

Obituaries -- Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Damon Arthur

Rudolph “Rudy” Damon Arthur, 82, of Bradley, died Oct. 19, 2008, at his home.

Born Aug. 3, 1926, at Oswald, he was the son of the late Golden William and Esther Marie Reid Arthur. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Jean Lloyd Arthur; brothers, Bill Arthur and Shirley Gene Arthur; and a sister, Betty Arthur Johnson.

Rudy attended the Maple Fork Baptist Church. He was a retired carpenter and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving: sons, Rudy Arthur of Grandview and Robert Arthur of Bradley; daughters, Marie Tate of Maple Fork and Donice Gernhardt of Bradley; brother, Harold Arthur of Piney View; sisters, Geneva Gilliam of Mount Hope and Lodema Clay of Beckley; grandchildren, James Tate Jr., Joseph Tate, Jason Arthur, Sarah Keeling and Michael Gernhardt; and four great-grandchildren.

Service was Oct. 23 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope, with the Rev. Robert Barley officiating. Burial was at Arthur/Reid Cemetery, Prosperity.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Virgie Colleen McGraw Bragg

Virgie Colleen McGraw Bragg, 72, of Rt. 1, Fayetteville, died Oct. 23, 2008, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born Nov. 12, 1935, at Winding Gulf, she was the daughter of the late Charles V. and Hattie Mae Cree McGraw. She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Farley, and a brother, Larry McGraw.

She was a member of the Salem Road Freewill Baptist Church.

Colleen was a homemaker and a former employee of Westmoreland Coal Company having worked 17 years.

Surviving: husband, Raymond Bragg; son, Dean Garrison and wife, Pamela, of Lookout; brothers, James McGraw of Flat Top, Charles “DeWitt” McGraw of Princewick and Rocky McGraw of Alabama; sisters, Mabel Brooks of Michigan, Nelda Spasaro of Michigan, Shelia Jones of Maryland, Sherian Hall of Berkeley Springs and Mitzi Bowyer of Cirtsville; and grandchildren, Anna Marie Garrison of Sophia and Janina Schoolcraft of Lookout.

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