The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 4, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Dewey Cromer

Dewey Cromer, 68, of Beckley, passed away Monday, June 3, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Yauncey Freeman

DUNBAR — Mr. Yauncey Freeman, 56, of Dunbar, formerly of Fayetteville, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Faith Tabernacle Church, 135 S. Court St., Fayetteville, with Pastors Byron Freeman and Sancerria Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, 748 S. Fayette St., Beckley, WV 25801, to help offset funeral expenses.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Donald ‘Duck’ Lee Graybeal

KEITH — Donald “Duck” Lee Graybeal, 72 of Keith, died Friday, May 31, 2013.

A visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, in the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in the Sulphur Springs, Cemetery, Franklin, Ky.

Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family.

Nina R. Weakley Hooper

LEWISBURG — Nina R. Weakley Hooper, 80, of Lewisburg, passed away Monday, June 3, 2013.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Carolyn (Hicks) Lilly

On June 1st, 2013, Patricia Carolyn (Hicks) Lilly left her earthly home for her Heavenly home to be with her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.

She was born on April 8, 1948, at Slab Fork, WV.

Preceding her in death were her devoted mother and father, Amos and Nora Hicks; her beloved husband, Rev. Henry H. Lilly; her brothers, Billy, Thomas Eugene (Buddy), and Ronald; her sisters, Loretta and Serena; and her son-in-law, Oakley Blevins.

Those left to cherish her memory include her most beloved daughter, Patricia Marie (Lilly) Blevins, and her brother Larry and his wife Bonnie.

Patricia was a LPN who worked in the OB wing of BARH. She taught Sunday school at the Soak Creek Gospel Tabernacle.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Dean Adams officiating. She will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park.

Friends may gather with the family Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her daughter, Patricia Blevins.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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

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