The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

January 9, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, January 9, 2013


Tanya Lilly Bennett

ROANOKE, Va. — Tanya Lynn Lilly Bennett, 38, of Roanoke, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday morning, January 6, 2014, following a long illness.

She was first and foremost, a loving and devoted wife and mother to three children. While she spent most of her time as a homemaker, caring for and educating her children, she had also been employed at Walden Books, and Lifeway Christian Bookstore. Tanya had a passion for Missions and Children, and devoted her life to serving Christ as a member of Hollins Road Baptist Church, where she served as a nursery coordinator, GA leader, Deacon’s wife, and as a member of the Flo Doyle women’s circle. She then served for a time as a youth leader at Campbell Memorial Church, and most recently until her death as Pastor’s wife at Gravel Hill Baptist Church.

Tanya was an active member of the Roanoke Valley’s home schooling community, and was a founding member and leader of the Roanoke/Salem Christian Co-op, where she taught many children classes in Drama and Journalism. Tanya was born in Sophia, W.Va., and graduated from Allegheny High School, in Covington, Va.; she also attended Concord College for two years in Athens, W.Va.

She is survived by her husband of more than 18 years, Jason Bennett originally from Ronceverte W.Va., her three children Joshua, Lila, and Noah Bennett of Roanoke, Va.; parents, Charles and Velma Lilly of Botetourt County, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Leigh Ann (Lilly) and Scott Firestone of Fincastle, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Charles David and Sherri Lilly of Ronceverte, W.Va.; 10 nieces and nephews; one great niece; one great nephew; and many other family members and friends.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Hollins Road Baptist Church in Roanoke Va., on Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by a memorial service from 4 to 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to celebrate her life with us. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the American Cancer Society in Tanya’s honor.

Friends may send their condolences to the family by visiting www.simpsonfuneral.com

Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home and Crematory, 540-366-0707.

Dusty Steven Carpenter

SUMMERSVILLE — Dusty Steven Carpenter, 56, of Summersville, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with Pastor Tim Skaggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenbrier Memorial Gardens at Lewisburg.

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

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitefuneralhomewv.com

Wilford Curtis ‘Bert’ Cole

LEWISBURG — Wilford Curtis “Bert” Cole, 82, of Lewisburg, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.

Born Aug. 22, 1931, at Nimitz, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lawrence Curtis Cole and Hattie Pearl Cole Lilly.

He was a retired CSX Conductor for 38 years, was a member of the United Methodist Church in Asbury, W.Va. and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricka Cole Tuckwiller; two brothers, Jim Cole and John Cole, and a sister, Janice Patterson.

He is survived by his wife, Frances L. Kelly Cole; a daughter, Diana Sue “Susie” Cole Handley (Bill); sons, Danny Lee Cole (Libby), Randy Dean Cole (Crystal) and David Curtis Cole (Cathy); grandchildren, William Callison, Elizabeth Honaker Smith, Autumn Vance (Jeremy), Kinder Tuckwiller, Travis Cole, Tyler Cole and Dylan Cole; a great-granddaughter, Lyla June Smith; two brothers, Harry Cole and Anthony Cole, and two sisters, Shirley Taylor and Arlis Jones.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the Asbury Community Cemetery, with the Rev. Ron Miller officiating.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the United Methodist Church Roof Fund in Asbury, c/o Dwayne Hoover, P.O. Box 299, Alderson, WV 24910.

Pallbearers will be Bill Handley, Ralph Taylor, Steve Cole, J.J. Cole, Roger Patterson, Ron McGuire and Dean Gore.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com

Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg is in charge of the arrangements.

Bishop William ‘Billy’ Coleman

Bishop William “Billy” Coleman, 89, of Beckley, died Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Dolly Marie Cook

ANSTED — Dolly Marie Cook, 88, of Ansted, passed away, Tuesday, January 7, 2013, following a short illness.

Dolly was born February 8, 1925, in Huntersville, W.Va. She was the daughter of the late Henry Albert Cain and Stella Graye Grimes Cain.

She was preceded in death by her husband Garland Cook in 1999

She was a member of Lovers Leap Baptist Church of Ansted and a homemaker.

Survivors are a daughter, Peggy Marie Morrison of Charleston and a son, Garland Henry Cook of Pulaski, Va.; three brothers, Curtis Pyles of Sebert, W.Va., Charles Pyles of Westerville, Ohio, Roy Pyles of Sebert, W.Va.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and her dog Benji, whom she loved very much.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Pastor Ronald George officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.

Friends may call Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home in Ansted.

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh@hotmail.com

Wallace and Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.

Dreama Fay Craddock

HOLDEN — Dreama Fay Craddock, 72, of Holden, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Terry W. Curtis

Terry W. ‘TW’ Curtis, died at his home in Petersburg, Fla. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

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

Arrangements are pending by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Patrick K. Fleming

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Patrick K. Fleming, 78, formerly of Mabscott, died Dec. 8, 2013.

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

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Victor Gladen Giammerino

Victor G. Giammerino, 74, of  Stover, W.Va., passed away at his home Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

Born on May 16, 1939, at Stover, he was the son of the late Dixie Giammerino and Bernice Shumate Lotz.

Mr. Giammerino was a graduate of Trap Hill High School in 1957 and served the next three years with the 3rd Infantry Division in the U.S. Army, two of those years in Germany. After discharge he attended WV Institute  of Technology where he obtained a degree in Industrial Arts. After 6 years in Cleveland, Ohio, teaching and coaching football and wrestling he returned to W.Va.

Mr. Giammerino resumed his teaching and coaching career at then Sophia High School, then transferred to Liberty High School, where he retired.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dixie and mother Bernice, by two brothers, Ricky and Mark David.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Andrew Mark Giammerino of Virginia, a daughter Viki Giammerino Hendrick of New Haven, W.Va.; a daughter-in-law, Nelly and a son-in-law, Rex. Four wonderful grandchildren, Paige Giammerino, Elisabeth, Cynthia, and David Hendrick.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 6 p.m.

Friends may visit with the family thirty minutes prior to the gathering.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net .            

“This has been a great life, and I am looking forward to my next journey.” According to his wishes, Mr. Giammerino was cremated.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Edward Grygiel

Edward Grygiel, 74, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at his residence.

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

Bobby Edward Hatcher

COMFORT — Bobby Edward Hatcher, 45, of Comfort, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014.

Graveside rites and burial will be held 3 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Birchfield Cemetery at Ellison Ridge, West Virginia.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Quentin ‘Buddy’ D. Holt

GREEN SULPHUR SPRINGS — Quentin “Buddy” D. Holt, 79, Green Sulphur Springs, passed away Monday, January 6, 2014, following a short illness.

Born January 17, 1934, in Woodbury, he was the son of the late Edward and Hazel McVey Holt.

Buddy was the owner of a sawmill at one time and owned the General Store in Green Sulphur Springs. He also worked road construction for a time. He was an outdoorsman who loved gardening, fishing and hunting. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three siblings.

He is survived by his loving wife Ethel Legg Holt; several grandchildren; two siblings and a host of friends.

As he requested, the body was cremated and there will be no service at this time.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Unona Jessie

MATEWAN — Unona Jessie, 50, died Jan. 4, 2014.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at The Church of God, Sara Ann, with the Revs. Gary Starr and Dave Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Gilman Family Cemetery.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Ricardo Edward ‘Ricky’ Lewis

Ricardo Edward “Ricky” Lewis, 57, of Beckley, died Saturday, January 4, 2014.

Born April 16, 1956 in Beckley, he was the son of the late John and Marva Harris Lewis.

He was employed by Sabine Mine Co., Appalachian Hospital and Pepperidge Farm Company and was a member of Heart of God Ministries, Beckley.

Ricky was preceded in death by his parents.

Left to cherish precious memories are his loving wife, Evangelist Betty Williams Persinger Lewis, two step children, Robert Jones of Beckley and Tamara (Jason) Walker of Creedmoor, N.C.; six grandchildren, Amiya, Jason, and Jasmine Walker, Jalen and Sumer Alexander, Kayla Jones; four brothers, Michael Lewis, Steve (Casandra) Lewis and Ralph Lewis, all of Beckley; Sterling Lewis of Charleston, W.Va.; two sisters, Evangelist Tonya Lewis of Winston Salem, N.C. and Carol Lewis (Isaiah) Cain, mother-in-law, Marie Williams, three aunts, Deliah Hewitt, Lois Harris, and Verna Street, a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives, and a special friend Bishop Michael Barringer.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Heart of God Ministries, 1703 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV with Bishop Fred T. Simms officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, W.Va.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be emailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Ralph W. Mann

UNION — Ralph W. Mann, 93, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

Arrangements by Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home, Union.

Rose Juanita Ruth Meadows

MEADOW BRIDGE — With great anticipation, Rose Juanita Ruth Meadows, 86, of Meadow Bridge, went to be with her heavenly Father early Monday morning, January 6, 2014, at the home of her daughter.

Born February 5, 1927, at Mabscot, she was the eldest and the last surviving child of the late John and Gertrude Snodderly Ruth.  

In addition to her parents, Juanita is also preceded in death by three brothers: Dennis, James Vernon and Carl Ruth and one sister, Mary Gladys Lewis.

Juanita’s happiness was rooted in her security and trust in her Lord and in the love of her life for 65 years, the late John Edward Meadows with whom she’s been reunited. Throughout their life together, she showed contentment in unique circumstances that many did not understand. She was a true witness for her Savior and made a friend wherever she was. However, during the past 15 months of her life without John, her contentment changed to a longing. Now, she’s finally where she longed to be  — She’s home!  The Psalmist David said, “in thy presence is fullness of joy; at they right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”

She and John now await the arrival of their children: Dennis and wife Elaine of Springdale and Donna O’Dell and husband Gary of Clintonville; her grandchildren: Stephania Meadows and husband Chip of Springdale, Garrett O’Dell and wife Karen of Clintonville, Matthew O’Dell and wife Kimberly of Rupert and Kimberly Fleshman and husband Kerry of Springdale; her great-grandchildren: Kyle, Levi, Elaina, Marshall, Meredith and Kristyn and husband Chris of Jumping Branch and one great-great-grandchild, Christopher Asher.

Juanita’s life will be remembered Friday, January 10, at 1 p.m. in the Sewell Valley Baptist Church where she was a member for over 40 years. She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.

Friends and family will gather on Thursday, January 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Donations of remembrance can be made to Rainelle Christian Academy, P.O. Box 784, Rainelle, WV 25962.

Online condolences at www.smathersfuneralchapelinc.com

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Mertha Geneva Mitchem

Mertha Geneva Mitchem, 90, of Crab Orchard, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 6, 2014. She passed away peacefully, with family by her side.  

Born January 21, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Bessie and Walter Meadows.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Mitchem, a son Paul Mitchem, a step-daughter Hazel Goins, close friend Junior Flinchum, son-in-law Leon Bolen, brothers Clarence Meadows, Buster Meadows, Emmit Meadows, Walter “Jr” Meadows, Loyd “Teetle” Meadows, Howard Meadows and sisters Cloie Harvey and Bernice Meadows.

Those left to cherish her memory include five children, Micki  Lavis and her fiancé Gordon Braunscheidel of Ohio, Flora Griffis and her husband Lionel of Virginia, John Mitchem and his wife Lou of West Virginia, Ruby Gill of Virginia and Rachel Bolen of West Virginia and brothers Lawrence and Wesley Meadows and sisters Macy Graef, Gertrude Utt, Shirley Fuda and Mary Cree. She was also adored by her 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; who all lovingly called her “Grandma Mitchem.”

Mertha was a dedicated Christian and member of The Crab Orchard Baptist Church. She was a former singer in the choir and had a beautiful voice, which she shared up until her final days. She was a proud patriot and devoted republican, who worked the voting polls until the age of 89. She was also a strong pillar of the community, member of Beta Sigma Phi and volunteered for many fundraisers sponsored by the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society, and she was also honored to be one of the first people to walk across the New River Gorge Bridge.

She never met a stranger and was very well-known in her town for her dedicated daily walks and neighborhood trash pick-up. She was a loving mother, wonderful grandparent, and cherished friend. She is already greatly missed but will be remembered for her spunky attitude, strength, wit, green thumb, and famous turkey “gobble” call. She enjoyed life to the fullest and filled hers with beautiful flowers, chirping birds and countless friends and loved ones. Please join family and friends as we celebrate her exceptional life.

Services celebrating the life and ministry of Mertha, will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary of her beloved Crab Orchard Baptist Church with her Pastor Mike Sessions officiating. Following the service she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com

Arrangements are in the care of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive,  Beckley.

Bridget Dosier Monroe

RAINELLE — Bridget Dosier Monroe, of Rainelle, passed away Monday, January 6, 2014, at her home following a short illness.

Born May 26, 1941, at Blakers Mill, she was the daughter of the late Emmett Clarence and Myrtle Falls Dosier.

Bridget worked as a secretary for a large company in Michigan. She was a strong Christian woman who taught Sunday school at Heartland of Rainelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center every Sunday. Much of her week was spent in preparation for her teaching.

Bridget was known for putting others needs ahead of her own. Regardless of how much she did for others, her love for her only son was apparent. She was the sweetest and most loving mother a son could ever have, an angel on earth.

In addition to her parents, Bridget is preceded in death by her husband Johnny Monroe; four brothers Clarence, Emmett, Denny and Ernest Dosier and one sister Eva Kirby.

Surviving her are her loving son, Johnny Monroe II of Michigan; three brothers Frank Dosier and wife Shanda of Rupert, Robert Dosier of Georgia and Kenneth Dosier and wife Brenda of Alderson; five  sisters Florence Scudder, Mabel Osborne, Ruth Bennett and Phyllis Collins, all of Rainelle and Flora Dimascio and husband Pat of Rupert; and a host of loving nieces and nephews and other extended family and friends.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc. Burial will follow in the Sewell Valley No. 2 Cemetery at Crag.

Friends may call one hour before the service from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.smathersfuneralchapelinc.com

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Malone Cox Mullens

PRINCETON — Malone Cox Mullens, 91, of Princeton, formerly of Pineville, passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 following a short illness.

Born May 6, 1922, in Wyoming County, she was the daughter of the late David Cox and Lettie Lee Roles Cox.

Malone was a member of the Cook Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, canning, reading, cooking, and being with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stacie Mullens; a great-granddaughter, Brittany Marie Phillips; seven brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by three sons, Buddy Mullens and his wife, Barbara of Mullens, W.Va., David Mullens and his wife, Patricia of Concord, N.C. and Les Mullens and his wife, Nila of Charmco, W.Va.; a brother, Dr. Donald David Cox and his wife, Barbara of Oswego, N.Y.

She is also survived by seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren

A celebration of Malone’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2014, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Kuhn officiating. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, W.Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers

The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service on Friday.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.calfeefuneralservice.com

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Mullens family.

Winifred ‘James’ Ogle

PINEVILLE — Winifred “James” Ogle, 62, of Pineville, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 3:45 a.m. after a short illness. At the time of his death, he was in the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born November 23, 1951, in Pineville, he was the son of the late Betty Lou Salone and Jack Ogle.

James will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He never met a stranger and enjoyed helping others.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kacy and Louise Ogle and a brother, Chuck Ogle.

He is survived by his loving wife and soulmate of 37 years, Emily McMillion Ogle of Pineville; a son, JJ Ogle of Princeton; two daughters, Samantha White of Charleston, Brittany Ogle of Pineville; a brother, Joseph Ogle of Martinsville, Va.

A celebration of James’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2014, at the Pineville Church of God with the Rev. Norman Gray and Rev. Keith Reed officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Wyoming County Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Friday at the church.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Southern WV and everyone for their loving kindness

Online guest book may be signed at www.calfeefuneralservice.com

In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations of sympathy be made to Calfee Funeral Service, Box 452, Pineville, WV 24874 to help the family with the arrangements.

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Ogle family.

Rev. Robert    ‘Bobby’ Steelman

TOLEDO, Ohio — Rev. Robert “Bobby” Steelman, 65, of Toledo, formerly of Beckley, died Monday, January, 6, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Union Grove Baptist Church, 3232 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, OH 43607. 419-255-7682

Friends may call the church one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements entrusted to C. Brown Funeral Home, Toledo, Ohio.

Submitted by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Esther Ritchie Toler

NEW RICHMOND — Esther Ritchie Toler, 60, passed away Monday, January 6, 2014.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Friday, January 10 at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Stapleton, Rev. Tanya Smith and Rev. Cecil Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Pinegrove Cemetery, Ravencliff. The family will receive friends from noon until time of service Friday, at the funeral home.

Those wishing to share condolences with the family may do so at www.evans-funeralhome.com

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Toler family.

John W. Wood

REMINGTON, Va. — John W. Wood, 49, of Remington, died at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, VA on January 6, 2014.

He was born on October 15, 1964, in Beckley, WV. John was the son of Helen Linsky Riffe and Robert Wood. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1986 and was an IT Specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents John and Elizabeth Linsky and Ernest and Carol Wood and his beloved dog Yogi.

Survivors include his wife Dawn, children Ashley and Tyler, and one grandson Taylor Whorton of Remington, VA.  His parents Helen Linsky Riffe of Daniels, WV and Robert and Rebecca Wood of Hamptonville, NC.  Additional survivors include Dawn’s parents Charlotte and Pat Murphy of Boyers, PA and Robert and Lynn Huggins of Morgantown, WV. Dawn’s siblings Teresa and Allen Johnson of Morgantown, WV, Bobby and Sherry Huggins, of Morgantown, WV and Amber and Michael Simpson of Foot Hills Ranch, CA.  One niece and two nephews and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 PM Friday, January 10, 2014, at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, WV.  Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 11, 2014 with viewing at 11 a.m. and funeral at noon. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, Beckley, WV.

Please make memorials to FCRHL Raise the Roof Campaign, P.O. Box 982, Warrenton, VA 20186 or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net

Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha Street Beckley.

Edith Virginia Wyatt

LERONA — Edith Virginia Wyatt, 84, of Nelson’s Personal Care Home on the Glenwood Park Road, formerly of Pine Grove Road, Lerona, died Monday, January 6, 2014.

Edith was born on April 18, 1929, at Lerona and was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Annettia Bragg Crews.  

Edith loved the outdoors, the gardening, working with her flowers, the birds singing, really enjoyed the colorful fall foliage and spending time with her grandchildren. She worked for 17 years in the food and service department of Concord College and retired from Pipestem State Park having worked in the Gift Shop and also secretary in the maintenance department. She was a member of the Lerona United Methodist Church.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Wilson Junior Wyatt, one brother Ernest Hershel “Tommy” Crews, one sister, Florence Rebecca Goff and one half-brother, Dewey Crews.

She will be lovingly remembered by her four children and their spouses, Roger Wyatt and his wife Loretta and Rita Walls and her husband Tom both of Lerona, Wanda Goode and her husband Randy of Eades Mill Road, Princeton, W.Va. and Teri Smith and her husband Tony of Scott Depot, W.Va.

Eight grandchildren, Tammy Slaughter and husband David of Bethlehem, NC, Shannon Goode of Mebane, NC, Ashley Walls and special friend Michael Reed of Princeton, WV, Derek Walls and special friend Tascia Hughes and Montanna Walls all of Lerona, WV, Caleb, Korey, and Olivia Smith of Scott Depot, WV.   

Six step-grandchildren, Jimmy Lilly, Emily Griffith and husband Dylan, Tommy Walls Jr. and wife Regina, Angie Walker and husband Mike and Stephen Walls and wife Jill, all of Princeton, WV, Tiffany Bishop and husband Brian of Speedway, W.Va.; 13 great-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild.

Two sisters, Lorene Wyatt and husband Charlie of Lerona, and Shelva Jean Killen and her husband Fred of Falling Waters, W.Va. A host of nieces and nephews. Special friend and caregiver, Shelby Nelson of Princeton.

We will celebrate the life of Edith Virginia Wyatt at the Lerona United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 1 p.m. with Pastor David White officiating. Burial will follow in the Crews Family Cemetery on the Pine Grove Road at Lerona.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, January 10, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.  

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.memorialfd.com

The Wyatt family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.