The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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January 1, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1014



Yvette Marie Lester

Yvette Marie Lester, 48, of Lynco, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington.

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


Kenneth Lee McClung

Kenneth Lee McClung, 66, a resident of Heartland Nursing Home of Rainelle, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 from a long illness.

He was born Dec. 7, 1947 in Rupert.

Preceding him in death was his daughter, Hazel D. (DeeDee) McClung, his son, Ray M. Stinson, and his parents, Doyle and Hazel McClung.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Norma J. McClung of Rainelle; four more daughters, Maria Gaynor and husband Larry of Charleston, Deborah Cruse of Valley Bend, Randa McClung of Aiken, S.C., Lorria Gabbert and husband Larry of McRoss; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Tommy McClung and wife Carolyn of Ricmond, Va., Buck McClung and wife Dessie of Fla., Ronnie McClung and wife Ellen of Rupert; and a loving sister-in-law that was a caregiver to him, Wanda Buttrum of Rupert.

Kenneth was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an honorable man who was respected and love by many. He was a Vietnam veteran and a coal miner. He was also a member of the Victory Temple Church, where the family will receive friends on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. on Tommie Hall Road in Rupert.

Officiating the memorial service will be brothers in the Lord: Felix Baker and Gary Cooper.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Rainelle, WV.


Edna Myles

Edna Myles, 79, of Daniels, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Raleigh General Hospital.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Rd., Shady Spring.


Elizabeth Irene ‘Rennie’ Pugh

Elizabeth Irene “Rennie” Pugh, 87, of Danese, passed away early Monday morning, Dec. 30, 2013, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Healthcare, following a long illness.

Born Jan. 29, 1926, at Kathryn, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Eliza O’Conner Kincaid.

She was a member of Chestnut Knob Christian Church of Layland, and also attended Faith Community Church of Beckley.

Rennie was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Owen Otis Pugh, Sr., a daughter, Linda Keller and several sisters.

Survivors include five sons, Otis Pugh (Janet) of Layland, George Pugh of Danese, Donald Pugh (Susan) of Saturday Road, Hico, Bobby Pugh (Sandy) of Mich., Larry Pugh (Fran) of Maplewood; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and one brother, Kenneth Kincaid, of Fla.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Marvin Mullens and Jason Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Special thanks goes to her caregiver, Helen Burdette of Piney View.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

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