The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 26, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Maxine Raye Martin Pendleton

 Maxine Raye Martin Pendleton, 81, of Beaver, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 22, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House after a brief but brave fight against liver cancer.

  Born September 3, 1932 in Glen Morgan, she was the daughter of the late Carlos and Nora Smith Martin.

  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Benjamin Sweeney, her second husband, Morton Pendleton, and her son, Terry Sweeney.

  Survivors include her 3 daughters, Deborah Salango and her husband, Ronnie of Daniels, Benita Wiseman and her husband, Steve of Shady Spring, and Angela Pendleton and her husband, Timmy of Shady Spring; her brother Jennings Martin (Patty) of Glen Morgan, and 2 sisters, Connie Ward (Don) of Glen Morgan, and Arlene Yarbrough of South Carolina.

  She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, Tim Salango of Morgantown, Ben Salango (Tera) of Charleston, Kristy Salango-Smith (Matt) of Charleston, Patrick Joseph Salango of Charleston, Doug Wiseman of Beaver, Kim Meador (Jesse) of Cool Ridge, Natalie Wiseman of Shady Spring, and Ayrella and Garren Armentrout of Shady Spring; 3 great-grandchildren, Morgan Salango, T.J. and Caden; and all of her pets.

  Maxine worked for 20 years for Wheat First Securities in Beckley; she enjoyed working with animals, painting, sewing, and traveling. She loved spending time with her family. Maxine attended the Camp Creek Community Church.

  Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2013 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Pastor Russell Ellison officiating.  Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Grandsons and family will serve as pallbearers.

  Friends may gather with the family Friday from 12 - 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

  Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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


Dr. Darrell Prater

Doctor Darrell Prater went to be with his Lord on December 24, 2013. Darrell was a wonderful Man of God who loved his family, his church, community and his job. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Darrell was preceded in death by his Father Walter Prater, his Mother Herma Jordan Prater, his sister Beulah Prater Fewell, and his brother Pat Taylor.

 Darrell is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Joyce Overbaugh Prater; his son Keith Prater and his wife Tracy, his son Reverend Mark Prater and his wife Teresa; his grandchildren, Nathan, Michael and Cora; his brother Pete and sister Belinda; as well as many other family members.

The family asks that you join in the celebration of his life and legacy. We know that he is rejoicing with all his many family and friends that have gone before him. We know this is not the end but just the beginning for his eternal reward and we will see him again.

 Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 28, at High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill with Darrell’s son the Rev. Mark Prater officiating, assisted by Randel Kinder. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

 Visitation open to his many friends and brothers and sisters in Christ will be Friday December 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.

 In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Darrell's memory to Ashford Church of God, 231 Ashford-Nellis Rd. Ashford, WV 25009.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 East Main Street, Oak Hill.


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