The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


March 12, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, March 13, 2014


Bedford ‘Ben’ Forrest Randolph

Bedford ‘Ben’ Forrest Randolph, 55, of Knoxville, Tenn., died March 4, 2014, in Knoxville.

Born June 28, 1958, in Laurel Creek, he was the son of the late James Edward and Betty Lou (Ramsey) Randolph. He also was preceded in death by sisters, Virginia McBride and Janie Randolph.

Surviving: his children, Lou Anne Randolph of Prince George, Va., and Bedford ‘Ben’ Forrest Randolph Jr.;  granddaughter, Holly Noel Randolph; siblings, Burndetta Horndecky of Illinois, Carolyn Randolph of Tennessee, Jim Randolph (Crystal) of Virginia, Earl Randolph (Jeannette) of Virginia, John Randolph of Minnesota and Betty Mae (Charles) Moyer of Ohio; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were March 9 at the John Nugen Cemetery in Beckwith with Pastor Charles Morey officiating.

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Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Sheri Gail Mitchell Robinson

Sheri Gail Mitchell Robinson, 40, of Fayetteville, died March 3, 2014, at home.

Sheri was born Dec. 13, 1973, in Beckley, daughter of Clark and Linda Pungen Mitchell. She also was preceded in death by her grandfather, Clark E. Mitchell Sr., and other grandparents, Sam and Pearl Coleman and Eugene and Daisy Pungen.

She loved riding motorcycles, 4-wheelers and hiking and was compassionate toward others while they were sick.

Sheri loved being with kids and was a wonderful mother, wife and daughter.

Surviving, in addition to her parents: her husband, Michael Paul Robinson; sons, Tyler Blake and Dylan Robinson; daughter, Alyssa Thacker; sister, Lisa Thompson and husband Charles; niece, Erika Thompson; and grandmother, Ruth Mitchell.

Service was March 8 at High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill, with Pastor Justin Seay officiating. Interment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.

Ana Szilaghi-Bazilescu

Ana Szilaghi-Bazilescu of Edmond died March 4, 2014, at 4:50 p.m., in Las Vegas, Nev., after a short and unexpected illness.

Surviving: her son, Horia Bazilescu of Romania; her daughters, Monica Lemons of Edmond and Ortansa Musat of Henderson, Nev., eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Faith Community Church, Beckley.

The memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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