- The Beckley Register-Herald, Beckley, WV, Online Edition, 20 June 2008
LAYLAND - William "Bill" Blagg, 70, of Chestnut Knob Road, Layland, passed away Tuesday morning, June 17, 2008, at Veteran?s Medical Center, Beckley, with his family by his side.
Born Dec. 11, 1937, at Mt. Nebo, he was the son of the late William I. Blagg Sr. and Martha Sarah King Blagg.
Bill was a U. S. Army veteran, a long time volunteer for the Danese Ambulance Service, a retired coal miner, a member of the UMWA and a timber cutter.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Maxine Fox and Mae Blagg; and three brothers, Jim, Lee and Herb Blagg.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Drema Mae Graham Blagg of Layland; three daughters, Sherry Hodakowski (Freeman) of Ft. Campbell, Ky., Megan Blagg of Ft. Campbell, Ky., and Elizabeth Hill (Kevin) of Beckley; two sons, William E. Blagg of Beckley and Michael Blagg (Stephanie) of Layland; a daughter-in-law, Lorie Brown of Martinsburg; five sisters, Connie Garten of Danese, Kay Hunter of Meadow Bluff, Kendall Lane of Greensboro, N.C., Juanita Self of Louisville, Ky., and Betty Stump of Rainelle; two brothers, Carl Blagg of Danese and Dennis Blagg of Big Stone Gap, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Samantha Cushard, Sabrina Arevalo, Jason Cushard, Christopher Brown, Dylan Hodakowski, Becky Blagg, Josh Hodakowski, Hayden Blagg, Bethany Turner and Haley Turner; two great-grandchildren, Jazmine and Dominic Arevalo; several nieces and nephews; and many long time friends in the Danese and Layland area.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with the Rev. William Lilly officiating. Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.