The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

December 23, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

James William Carpenter

DUNMORE — James William Carpenter, 70, of Dunmore passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.

Funeral services for Mr. Carpenter will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale with Pastors David Rittenhouse and Julian Rittenhouse officiating. Interment will follow at the Dunmore Cemetery. His family will receive family and friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home directly before the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in honor of James to The Bealuh Moore Scholarship Fund, c/o Pendleton Co. Bank, PO Box 87, Marlinton, WV 24954; or The Snowshoe Foundation at

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Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of arrangements.

Jesse Lambert

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Jesse Lambert, 68, of High Point, N.C., formerly of Mount View, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Mattie J. Richmond

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN — Mattie J. Richmond, 82, of Chestnut Mountain died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

Arrangements are awaiting completion at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton.

Larry Rodney ‘Lee’ Scales

Larry Rodney “Lee” Scales, 49, of North Beckley died Tuesday, December 17, 2013, of a short illness. He was born May 10, 1964, in Beckley, WV, to Edmonia Scales Oakley and the late Homer Watson Scales, Sr. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Scales and Kip Oakley; two sisters, Judy and Brenda Scales; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt and Cordie Scales and Mr. and Mrs. Julian and Lottie Medley.

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Edmonia S. Oakley; two sisters, Valerie Long of Raleigh, and JoAnn Scales of New York; five brothers, Homer Scales and Timothy Scales of Raleigh, Darrell Scales of Beckley, Terry (Pamela) Scales of San Pedro, California, and Bobby Scales of Raleigh; two aunts, Gertrude Scales of Columbus, Ohio, and Louise Lockridge of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Companion, Linda Wallace; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services will be held at 12 noon Monday, December 23, 2013, at First Baptist Church of North Beckley. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Rev. James Cox and Rev. Walter Leach will officiate.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Durgan Funeral Home, Inc., Beckley. E-mail condolences may be sent to

Betty J. Scott

MEADOW CREEK — Betty J. Scott, 89, of Meadow Creek died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton.

Gladina G. Vito

CHARLESTON — Gladina G. Vito, 83, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.

A funeral Mass will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Nitro, with Father Joe Tuscan officiating. In keeping with her wishes, Gladina will be cremated.

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Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Michael William Workman

CYCLONE — Michael William Workman, 51, of Cyclone, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

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