The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 6, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

Carmen Barnhouse

CRAIGSVILLE — Carmen Barnhouse, 51, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.

Per Mrs. Barnhouse’s request, her body was cremated. No services are being held at this time.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Erma Phyllis Brown

Erma Phyllis Brown, 81, of Maple Fork, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Nancy Jonette Cheetham

HUNTINGTON — Nancy Jonette Cheetham, 52, of Huntington, formerly of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 3, 2012, following a short battle with cancer. Her friends and family were by her side when she passed in her family home.

Born January 23, 1960, she was the youngest daughter of the late John George Cheetham and Ailene Rolling Cheetham.

Known as Jonette to those close to her, she was on the support staff of the Prestera Center in Huntington. Jonette was passionately dedicated to her job, using her own experience and compassion to help better the lives of young women battling substance abuse. She was also dedicated to living her life in the teachings of God and her Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Debra M. Cheetham.

Those left to cherish her memory are her companion of 25 years, Basil Spangler of Huntington; sister, Sandra Sturms of Cary, N.C.; aunts, Cora Spangler and Evelyn Howlett; uncle, Robert Spangler; nephew, John Cheetham and companion Lorelei Smith, and their daughter Callie Cheetham of Beckley; nephew, Greg Lilly of Beckley; dear friends, Wilma Toppings, Susie Lewis Peterson, whom she loved dearly. The family would also like to give thanks to Lorelei Smith and friend Phyllis Chapman for the great care they provided for Jonette in her final days.

Graveside rites and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, with Pastor Dennis Epperly officiating.

At Jonette’s request, there will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers donations of sympathy may be made to the Princewick Missionary Baptist Church, Lyton Lane Princewick, WV 25908.

Private online condolences and other information available via

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.

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