The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 20, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, September 20, 2012


James ‘Jimmy’ Lewis Williams

James “Jimmy” Lewis Williams, 42, of Artie, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, September 16, 2012.

He was born April 9, 1970, in Beckley, the son of Ronald “Boyd” Alton and Deloris “Jean” Thompson Williams.

He was preceded in death by a baby brother, James David, grandparents, Horace and Pernie Thompson, Wayburn and Linnie Williams, nephew, Lewis Gene, and special friend, Leffie Jarrell.

Jimmy’s interests include hunting, fishing, ginsenging, four-wheeler riding and hunting with his wife, Kista. He enjoyed all outdoors activities and has the trophy mounts in their home to show his love for his hunting interests. Jimmy enjoyed his time spent with his family and friends. He lived his life to the fullest, including searching and digging up arrowheads and items from his garden. Jimmy was employed throuh Brody Mining most recent with mining being his occupation.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Kista Stover Williams; children, Jimmy L. Williams, Johnathan Williams, Courtney Marie, Meagan Kay, Kathryn Paige; brother, Eugene Williams and companion Cheryl; sisters, Donna Stover and husband, Paul and Sherry Taylor and husband Jerry; special hunting buddy and nephew, Aiden Stover; 10 nieces and nephews; special friend and cousin, Little Man, and a beloved pet, “Zoey.”

Jimmy was of the Pentecostal faith, had a strong belief in God and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. We love you Jimmy.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in the Sycamore Free Pentecostal Church, Sycamore, W.Va., with the Revs. Jerry Tyree and Jeff Shea officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Family Cemetery, White Oak.

Friendsmay call 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Jimmy Ray Wills Jr.

2 Timothy, 4:7

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

After a long, courageous battle with cancer, it is with heartbreak and deep sadness we are announcing the passing of Jimmy Ray Wills Jr.

Jimmy was born March 17, 1966, in Covington, Va. He was 46 years old and was the son of Jimmy and Sue Whitman Wills of Madams Creek.

Jimmy was a 1984 graduate of Hinton High School. He began his career as an Emergency Services Operator for the City of Hinton and Summers County. He then became an engineer for the City of Hinton Fire Department. Jimmy was asked to become a member of the Hinton Police Department and upon graduation from the WV State Police Academy accepted the position of patrolman. Jimmy then accepted a position with the Beckley Fire Department as an Engineer and served that department for 22 years. During this same time, he also served as chief deputy for the Summers County Sheriff’s Department and later as assistant chief for the City of Hinton Police Department. He was named Fireman of the Year in 2011 by the Beckley Fire Department in recognition of his proficient and dedicated service to that community. Jimmy enjoyed competitive drag-racing and also owned and operated an auto body shop in Summers County. He was a member of Martha’s Chapel Methodist Church at Madams Creek.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Idabelle Lilly of Hinton. Also preceded by his paternal grandfather, Clarence Wills of Madams Creek.

Besides his parents, Jimmy is survived by the joy of his life, his precious son, Tyler Cole Wills. His Lil Sis, Libby Meadows and husband Timmy of Madams Creek. His only nephew, Josh Meadows of Madams Creek. His paternal grandmother, Virginia Wills of Madams Creek. He is also survived by two very special people in his life, his fiancée, Melissa Richards and her daughter, Emma Crook. Several uncles and aunts, including his special aunt, Jan Plumley of Hinton, and special uncle, Robert Wills of Madams Creek.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday,  September 21, 2012, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Chaplin Charlie Lilly and Pastor Roy Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton.

Friends may call from 6 until 9 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy’s colleagues at Beckley Fire Department: Johnny Mann, Donnie Morgan, Ed Wills, Stuart Scott, Mike Atterson and Chris Graham.

Online condolences & guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.


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