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Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster
Birth: unknown
Death: Apr. 5, 2010
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA

BECKLEY The state medical examiner's office Thursday released the complete list of the 29 miners who died in the April 5 explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal:

-- Carl Acord, 52, of Bolt

-- Jason Matthew Atkins, 25, of Foster

-- Christopher Lee Bell, 33, of Crab Orchard

-- Gregory Steven Brock, 47, of Clear Creek

-- Michael Lee Elswick, 56, of Elkview

-- William Griffith, 54, of Glen Rogers

-- Ricky Workman, 50, of Colcord

-- Robert Eugene Clark, 41, of Beckley

-- Kenneth Chapman, 53, of Fairdale

-- Cory Davis, 20, of Dawes

-- Timmy Davis Sr., 51, of Eskdale

-- Steven J. Harrah, 40, of Cool Ridge

-- Edward Jones, 50, of Beckley

-- Richard Keith Lane, 45, of Cool Ridge

-- William Roosevelt Lynch, 59, of Oak Hill

-- Joe Marcum, 57, of Delbarton

-- Ronald Maynor, 31, of Clear Creek

-- Nicolas McCroskey, 26, of Beckley

-- James "Eddie" Mooney, 50, of Ashford

-- Adam Keith Morgan, 21, of Pineville

-- Rex Lane Mullins, 50, of Lively

-- Josh Napper, 25, of Pomeroy, Ohio

-- Howard Payne, 53, of Cabin Creek

-- Dillard Persinger, 32, of Crab Orchard

-- Joel "Jody" Price, 55, of Beckley

-- Gary Wayne Quarles, 33, of Naoma

-- Deward Allan Scott, 58, of Montcoal

-- Grover Dale Skeens, 57, of Montcoal

-- Benny Willingham, 61, of Corinne

Rest peacefully...

Tonight a MANTRIP lined in GOLD picked up those brave men from the disaster below. They didn't go outside, nor stop in the face, they were headed for the last time to a very special place. They didn't see a drill or a mining machine, only beautiful birds singing and rolling fields of green. There were no need for lights nestled upon their heads only the heavenly one that they all saw ahead.

-Author Unknown 
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Record added: Apr 12, 2010
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- kellybean
 Added: May. 1, 2014
One year later... Most people have gone on with their lives. I'm sure your families still grieve. May they find peace in knowing that you are with our Heavenly Father, looking down on them. One day they will be reunited with you. Until then, know that...(Read more)
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