The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 14, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Kelly Jean Anderson

TROUTMAN, N.C. — Kelly Jean Anderson, 51 of Troutman, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Tower Nursing and Rehab in Raleigh, N.C., after a long Illness.

Born March 21, 1961, in Beckley, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Shirley Anderson of Glen Rodgers.

Kelly worked in healthcare for many years and enjoyed caring for others and spending time with family and friends. Kelly’s favorite times was watching Dalton play sports.

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her two brothers, Jerry Anderson of Charleston, W.Va., Kevin Anderson and wife Cyndi, of Troutman, N.C.; one sister Coleen Anderson of Raleigh, N.C.; a nephew, Dalton Anderson of Troutman, N.C.  

Memorial services celebrating Kelly’s life will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at Glen Rodgers Community Church in Glen Rodgers, W.Va.

Corine Elswick Blankenship

KOPPERSTON — Corine Elswick Blankenship, 77, of Kopperston, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.  on Friday, November 16, 2012, in the Oceana Freewill Baptist Church, with Pastor Jackie Grimmett officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until service time at the church.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Marshall Brant

LEWISBURG — Marshall Brant, 88, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 9, 1924, he was the son of the late Harry and Ada Flecher Brant.

He was a member of Enon Baptist Church. He retired from Appalachian Tire and Greenbrier State Forest. He was a Navy veteran of World war II.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Browie Stover, Cleo Corprew, Pearl McClung, Grace Brant and Helen Drishell, and two brothers, Basil and James.

Survivors include his wife, Jean of Lewisburg; a son, Vincent of Martinsburg; two daughters, Donna Brant of Frederick, Md. and Debra Cooper of Blacksburg, Va.; a sister, Audra Tye of  Lancaster, Texas; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with the Rev. Steve Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens.

Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Enon Baptist Church, c/o Larry Wykle, HC 37 Box 59A, Frankford, WV 24938.

McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Marita Wikel Browning

MONROE, N.C. — Marita Wikel Browning, 88, formerly of Pineville, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, November 16, 2012, at Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, with the Rev. Bobby Bannister officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to: Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana, is serving the Browning family.

Mary Christine Cabe

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. — Mary Christine Cabe of Bridgeville, formerly of Beckley, went to be with the Lord Saturday, November 10, 2012, after a long and enjoyable life.

She was born December 25, 1918 in Andrews, N.C., the daughter of the late William Ross Jones and Mabel (Robinson) Jones.

She was an active member in the First Baptist Church of Beckley for over 50 years and loved mentoring children in the after school program there for years. Aside from being a homemaker and living her life for the Lord she was employed at both G.C. Murphy and Stone and Thomas. She enjoyed many years as a member of the Beckley Garden Club, as well as, several other art and quilting guilds. She was a very loving grandmother, as well as, an adoring and adulating great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Cabe Sr., sisters Mabel (Jones) Padgett and Sue (Jones) O'Kelly, brothers William Robert Jones, James Ross Jones Gerald Edwin Jones and a daughter-in-law D. Pamela Cabe.

She is survived by her three sons James Earl Cabe Jr. of McMurray, Pa., Charles Anthony Cabe of Daniels, and Jerry Lynn Cabe of Cincinnati, Ohio. Other survivors include: a sister Maxine (Jones) Crisp, daughters-in-law Carole Rigg and Charla Cabe; grandchildren, James Albany Cabe, Danette (Cabe) Croaston and her husband James, Amy (Cabe) Wateska and her husband Joseph, Colleen Marie Cabe and Christine Lynn Cabe. Great-grandchildren,  Kailey Breanne Cabe, Joseph James Wateska, Pamela Anne Wateska and Carter James Croaston. She is also survived by a special friend Lois Gander, who brought countless smiles into her life through her loving companionship and endless acts of kindness.

A visitation will be held at the Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Prosperity, W.Va., on Thursday, November 15th from 6 to 9 p.m. for family and friends.

Funeral service will be conducted at the Blue Ridge Funeral Home on Friday, November 16, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Donald Adkins officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

Dennie Carver

ALKOL — Dennie Carver, 53, of Alkol, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012, at Williamson ARH.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.e pic

Zeb V. Duncan

Zeb V. Duncan, 96, of Coal City, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at home following a long illness.

Born January 13, 1916 in Gardner, W.Va., he was the son of the late Earl A. and Zula Mae Duncan. Also preceding him in death is his wife Aimee R. Duncan.

Zeb was a retired coal miner having worked for Westmoreland Coal Company, and a member of the Coal City Church of God.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Erma Faye Graham and husband Fred of Coal City; two sons, Billy Joe Duncan and wife Belita of Newark, Del., and James V. Duncan of Daniels, W.Va.; grandson Billy Joe Duncan Jr.; three granddaughters, Vickie Jean, Crystal Odessa and Jana Aimee; five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2012, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home,  with Rev. Timothy Akers, Rev. Nina Bays and Rev. Clarence Lee officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, November 15. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be L.W. Sears, Harold Williams, Charles Duncan, Hurtchel Duncan, Clay Duncan Jr. and Philip Sears. Butch Bowman and Paul Bays will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Online condolences may be left at www.blueridge

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Sherman Lee Hanson

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. — Chief Master Sgt. Sherman Lee Hanson, US Air Force Ret, 75, a native of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.

The family will receive friends and family Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Wallace & Wallce Funeral Home, Lewisburg, immediately followed by a graveside service at Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations  may be made to St. Ann Catholic Church Food Pantry, 17111 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights, VA 23834.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallace

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.E Pic

Jane L. ‘Lee’ Lewis

POINT PLEASANT — Jane L. “Lee” Lewis, 76, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born July 19, 1936, in Beckley, W.Va., a daughter of the late Lawrence N. Brackenrich and Etheline (Ballard) Brackenrich.

Lee was a member of Life Spring Community Church of Point Pleasant, and a retired teacher with the Mason County Board of Education with 33 years service. She was also a member of Mason County Retired Teachers Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, was selected as Who's Who Among Teachers, and an avid gardener.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra Jane and Dan Brisker of Oak Hill, Ohio and Pamela Sue and Ellis Gaines of Raleigh, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Andrea (Daniel) Noles of Charlotte, NC, Drew (Tiffany) Hussell of Huntington, WV, Dylan Gaines and Drake Gaines of Raleigh, NC; and one great grandson Weston Noles of Charlotte, NC.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Pastor Ed Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery in Henderson, W.Va. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

James Lee Lucas

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of James Lee Lucas, of Beaver, on November 11, 2012. He was 56 years of age.

Born on Beckley on June 23, 1956, James was the beloved son of the late James Lucas and Elizabeth Taylor Lucas of Raleigh.

Employed as an mechanic for Vecellio and Grogan and Pritchard Mining, James loved to fish and hunt.

In addition to his mother, those left to cherish his memory is the love of his life his wife, Martha Jane; he was the dear father of Jamie Stump and her husband, Jett of Beaver and Shawn Lucas and his wife Jennifer of Daniels; the doting grandfather of Cierrra Stump and Kamiah Lucas; the fond brother of Ernest Lucas and his wife, Leiasa of Pipestem, Roy Lucas and wife Roxie of Beckley; several nieces and a nephew also survive.

On Thursday, Nov. 15th at 1 p.m. we will celebrate the life of James Lucas with a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. Stanley Metz officiating.   James will be laid to rest in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service hour.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary. com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.

Chris Garland McCoy

BRENTON — Chris Garland McCoy, 36, of Turkey Creek Road, Brenton, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012, at his home.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco. 

Myrtle Shaw Shrewsbury

Myrtle Shaw Shrewsbury, age 89, of Daniels, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Bowers Hospice House.

Born March 30, 1923 in Lillybrook, WV, to the late Frank and Bessie Pittman Shaw.

Myrtle was a member of the Mabscott Christian Baptist Church. She was also a graduate of Shady Spring High School Class of 1941. She was a graduate of Little French Beauty Academy in Bluefield and also owned and operated her own beauty shop for over 20 years.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Paris Shrewsbury; sisters, Thelma Silvick and Helen Johnson Lilly; and her brothers, James Shaw and Edward Shaw; and a daughter-in-law, Anna Shrewsbury.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include her sons, Billy Shrewsbury of Glen Morgan and Rodney Shrewsbury also of Glen Morgan; sister, Virginia Snyder of South Carolina.

Graveside rites and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity, with Rev. Harmon Davis officiating.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers donations of sympathy may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Road, Beckley, WV 25801.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy can be found at

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

Jewell ‘Judy’ Ballard Whitt

PEARISBURG, Va. — Jewell “Judy” Ballard Whitt, age 85, of Pearisburg, formerly of Peterstown, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Donald Roy Williams

Donald Roy Williams, 71, of Pax, died on Monday, November 12, 2012, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.

Born August 8, 1941, at  Clear Creek, W.Va., he was the son of the late Sherman and Orfice Wriston Williams.

He was a retired coal miner for Consol Coal. 

Mr. Williams was a member of the Pax Worship Center and UMWA Local #1330.          

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Scarbrough Williams; a son, Paul David Williams; son-in-law, Cecil Williams; sister, Millie Wilson and two brothers, Ronald Williams and Glen Williams.

Survivors include sons, Dwayne Williams and wife, Judy of Pax and Gary Williams and wife, Renee of Pax; daughters, Theresa Tyree and husband, Robert of Pax, Rebecca Pritt and husband, Charlie of Pax and Sandra Williams of Pax; two brothers, Thurmond Williams of Pax and Ricky Williams of Pax; 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope, with Pastor Dwayne Williams and Pastor Darrell Ewing officiating. Burial will be at Willis Branch Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, on Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

David Workman

LANSING — David Lee “Dave” Workman, 25, of Lansing, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012, at CAMC General Division, Charleston.

Born on June 30, 1987, at Beckley, he was the son of John Workman and the late Lisa Renee Tincher Workman.

Dave shared a “gift of life” by being an organ donor and because of his generous gift many lives will be enriched. He worked in construction at various coal mines in West Virginia.  

His mother, Lisa Renee Tincher Workman, preceded him in death in 2001.

Left to cherish his memory include his father, John Workman and stepmother, Donna of Lansing; two brothers, Dennis Workman and wife Julie of Lansing, and John Workman Jr. of Kentucky; four nephews, Jacob Workman, James Workman, Casey Workman, and Isaac Workman; grandmother, Josephine Workman of Lansing; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Paul Gene Syner officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at the funeral home.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Dave’s family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehess

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.