Robert Michael “Mickey” Alley, age 57, of 185 Airy Street, Bluefield, WV, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Born on December 6, 1955 in Mercer County, he was a son of the late William “Richard” Alley, Sr. and Marie Flora Shumate Alley. He had been a resident of Brushfork for 24 years and was the owner of Fat Cat Racing and formerly worked for McDowell County Board of Education, Swope Construction, T&N Electric in Brushfork and the Bluefield WV Rescue Squad.

The Bluefield area lost a dedicated public servant on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Ronnie “Bub” Ferrell, of 142 Lindbergh Road, passed away suddenly at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. He was born in Mingo County on Oct. 25, 1955, but moved with his family to Cleveland, Ohio at an early age.

He was employed as a patrolman with Bluefield Police Department in 1983. He quickly moved through the ranks and retired as a lieutenant in November 2005.

In August 2009, he began his second career of public service. He began working as an EMT with Bluefield, W.Va. Rescue Squad. He was a capable and compassionate care giver. He was well respected by his peers and the patients he served.

Jason Samuel Grose 45, of Princeton, West Virginia passed away on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 in Beckley, West Virginia from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Jason was born on October 11, 1969 in Bluefield, West Virginia to Judy Black and the late Billy B. “P.O.” Grose Sr. Jason was a Paramedic with Bluefield West Virginia Rescue Squad and served his country during the Iraqi War with the US Army National Guard. Jason was a loving father, husband and best friend to his loving wife.

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