BETTY LOU MABE, BHS CLASS '50
BLUEFIELD — Betty Lou Mabe, age 77, of Route 4 Box 75, Bluefield, W.Va., passed away on Friday, March 13, 2009 at Roanoke Memorial hospital in Roanoke, Va.Born on October 19, 1931 in Durhing, she was a daughter of the late Edgar Roy and Sadie K. Mullin Mabe. She was a member of Durhing Church of Christ. She was a graduate of Bramwell High School, Bluefield College, and Bluefield State College and worked in accounting and real estate. She was owner and operator of the Plaza Bookstore in Bluefield. She was a member of the Bluefield Quota Club and McGuffey Readers.Survivors include: Brother, Leroy Mabe of Bluefield, Va.; two aunts, Viola Webb of Bluefield, Vera Keys of Bluefield; uncle, William Mullin of Lanham-Seabrook, Md.; numerous cousins and other relatives. Funeral service was conducted conducted on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with Ministers Bart Wynegar and Frank Watkins officiating. Graveside services were conducted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where friends and relatives served as pallbearers. Jean Blankenship, Renee Goins, Mary Rosenthal, Melissa Lingerfelt served as honorary pallbearers. Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell served the Mabe family.
Published in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph on 3/15/2009