by Debbie Rolen
HARTS, W.Va. — Lorene Dempsey Browning, 80, of Harts, went home to be with the Lord and reunite with her loving husband of 58 years, James R. Browning, Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Midland Meadows Senior Living in Ona after an extended illness.
Born July 17, 1932, at Harts, she was a daughter of the late Oba and Martha Dempsey. Also preceding her in death was a infant daughter, Avolene Browning; one precious grandson, Kyle S. Blair II; one sister, Norma (Peck) Dalton; two brothers, Dickie (JoAnn) Demspey, and George “Toon” (Melva) Dempsey; one brother-in-law, Donald Baisden, and her mother-in-law, Pricy Browning.
Mrs. Browning was a retired cook for the Lincoln County Board of Education, a devoted Christian and member of the 14 Mile Church of Christ. She enjoyed cooking, working outdoors and giving back to her community. She was a loving and wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved spending time with her family.
Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Myra (Steve) Blair and Reba (A.J.) Thompson, both of Harts; one sister, Geneva Baisden of Chapmanville; one brother, Jasper (Katherine) Dempsey of Logan; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Donavon) Fillinger, Amber (Brad) Watts and Nick (Kimberly) Blair, all of Harts; three great-grandchildren, Gabriella and Kipton Fillinger and Kyler Blair, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
A very special thank you to the staff of Midland Meadows Senior Living for the wonderful care given to our mother and grandmother.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, at Freeman Funeral Home with Ronald Nelson and Shelton Topping, ministers, officiating. Entombment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Visitation will be from 6-10 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville is in charge of the arrangements.
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