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Thelma Mae Cales Bragg, 85, of Ramp, died Tuesday June 13, 2017, at Main Street Care in Hinton following a long illness.
Born April 2, 1932 at Ramp, she was the daughter of the late Alfred B. and Prudence Lee Ward Cales.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Bragg on May 27, 1972; also preceded by four brothers, Lester, Basil, Charles and Curtis and a sister, Gladys Dameron.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Mae Bragg of Ramp, three brothers, Leonard & wife Tina Cales and Eddie Cales and friend Phyllis Robbins both of Ramp and Emmett Cales & wife Pauline of Rupert. A special niece, Kristi Cales of Roanoke, VA.
Ms. Bragg lived most of her life at Ramp and attended Ramp Holiness Church early on in her life. She attended Locustdale School at Ramp. She accepted the Lord as savior on June 27, 2010 while at Summers Nursing & Rehab. Center at Hilldale. She was currently a member of Laurel Creek Baptist Church at Sandstone. Thelma loved her family dearly, and was a great mother and loving sister. She enjoyed gardening, especially flowers as long as her health permitted. She loved Bluegrass Gospel music, reading and bird watching and having company and cooking for her family. She spent the last 3 years and 9 months of her life at Main Street Care in Hinton where the caregivers became a second family. Caregivers while at home for 3 years were her daughter, Shirley, sister-in-law, Tina Cales, Phyllis Robbins, niece Jackie Hughes, Linda Wood and Bonnie Ayers and her therapist, Cindy Chinn.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday June 16, 2017 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastors Melvin Wills and Jerry Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Cooper Cemetery at Sandstone. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of services on Friday at the funeral home.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Main Street Care for all the love and care given to Thelma while a resident. She loved you all.
Online condolences at www.pivontfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.
Published on June 14, 2017
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