The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 28, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, November 28, 2013


Eugene C. ‘Gene’ Allen

Eugene C. “Gene” Allen, 61, of Oak Hill, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, following a long illness.

In accordance with his wishes he was cremated and a memorial service may be scheduled at a later date.

Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Wilma J. Allen

Wilma J. Allen, 83, of Oceana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, Cranberry.

Born April 11, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Frank Harvey and Lillie McCall Harvey.

Wilma was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Matheny, and the Davin Baptist Church. 

She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Allen, Sr.; two daughters, Carol Bachara and Brenda Jean Toler; brothers, Rennis Harvey and Howard Harvey; and sisters, Shelvie Goodman and Retha Lester.

Survivors include sons, Dennis W. Allen, Jr. and his wife Gail, of Oceana, David Allen and his wife Pamela, of Ga., Richard Allen, of the residence; daughter, Gloria Lambert and her husband Freddie, of Lynco; brothers, Rondel Harvey and his wife Kathleen, of Lynco, Frankie Harvey and his wife Diane, of Hickory, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mary McGovern, of Lynco.

A celebration of Wilma’s life will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in the Evans Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Toler and Rev. Johnny Hatfield officiating.

Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting www.evans-funeralhome.com.

Evans Funeral and Cremation Service of Oceana is serving the Allen family.

Carson Daniel Cadle

Carson Daniel Cadle, an infant, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.

Private services were held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home Beckley, WV.

Nancy B. Lowe Dillon

Nancy B. Lowe Dillonage, 92, of Peterstown, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Lura Jirldean Taylor Durham

Lura Jirldean Taylor Durham, age 92, of Grandview, formerly of 523 Bero Avenue, Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 26, 2013.

Lura was born on January 5, 1921, to parents Julia Brevard Taylor and Emerson Taylor in Greenbrier County.

Lura worked at The Nature Shop, Piggly Wiggly, Quickies Market, G. C. Murphy, Beckley Manufacturing and was a successful Avon Representative. Lura also attended Beckley College.

Lura had many interests including, flea marketing, yard sales, painting and flowers. She was a member of the Beckley Art Group and Women’s Auxiliary Post 32. She was also very active in her church and attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Beckley.

Lura was preceded in death by her loving husband Martin A. Durham; brother, Emerson C. Taylor; her father, Emerson Earl Taylor; her step-father, Talmor Egnor and her mother, Julia Brevard Taylor Egnor.

Left to cherish her memory are her twin sister, Luella Iidean Hornsby of Milton, Ohio and Lura’s four children, Martin Emerson Durham and his wife Ina, of Beckley, Michael Gene Durham and his wife Robbin, of Flat Top, Gary Dean Durham and his wife Cathy, of South Charleston, and Kimberly Luella and her husband Roger W. Redden, of Grandview.

Lura was very caring, giving and tender hearted and loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren very much. She treasured her eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Her grandchildren include Michael Dewayne Durham, Rachel Durham Pauley, Merlin Gene Durham, Laura Jane Durham Barbera, Travis Lee Durham, Carrie Jeanette Durham Ray, Andrew Martin Redden and Matthew Guy Redden.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Richard Wagoner officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Friends and family may visit with the family from 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday. In lieu of flowers donations of sympathy may be directed to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV.

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

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

John Franklin Fisher

John Franklin Fisher, 86, of Charleston, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Eastbrook Nursing facility in Charleston following an extended illness.

Services to celebrate the life of John will be conducted at noon Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the Long and Fisher Funeral Home Chapel in Sissonville with Rev. Gerald Lanham officiating.

Interment will follow at Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Sissonville where military graveside rites will be conducted.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Long and Fisher Funeral Home.

Online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via www.longfisherfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements with Long and Fisher Funeral Home, 6837 Sissonville Drive in Sissonville.

Ernie Daris Jones Sr.

On Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, the Lord called Ernie Daris Jones Sr. home to be with his beloved wife, Ruby Lilly Coffman Jones.

Born on April 11, 1932, at Abraham, he was the son on the late Juddie Daris and Effie Mae Kelly Jones.

Mr. Jones was a retired surveyor for Pentree, Inc. He attended Christ Fellowship and he loved trains, coal mining, and enjoyed spending time with people.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by devoted wife, Ruby Lilly Coffman Jones; and son, Mark Allen Jones.

Left to cherish his memory is his son, Ernie Daris Jones, Jr. and his wife, Jean, of Brooklyn; two sisters, Betty Lou Sears, of Brooklyn, and Barbara Wilson, of Chicago, Ill.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and lots of special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Robert Morey officiating. Burial will follow at Cunard Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral on Saturday.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Jones family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

Jerry Dwain McDaniel

Jerry Dwain McDaniel, 71, of Stanaford,  went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, following a recent illness.

Born June 5, 1942, in Piney View, he was the son of the late Jerome and Agnes Connor McDaniel.

Jerry was drafted into the U.S. Army and served his country from 1963 to 1966. Jerry loved spending time with his family, going to antique car shows and making pies for his family and friends. He was a member of Grace Community Church in Lanark.

Jerry was a very loving father, paw-paw, and brother. He was known by many for his kind heart and willingness to help others.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister Margaret Ann McDaniel and his sister Lois McDaniel Meade.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Pamela Moritz and her husband Randy, of Orrtanna, Pa.; his son, Greg McDaniel and wife Laurie, of New Oxford, Pa.; three grandsons, Tyler, and Tanner Moritz, and Kurtis Weaver; and one granddaughter, Rylie McDaniel, all of Pa.; five brothers, Harold McDaniel and his wife Paula, Gary McDaniel, Darrell McDaniel and his wife Dreama, Bill McDaniel and his wife Ellie, Jeff McDaniel and his wife Edna; four sisters, Etta Meadows and her husband Pete, Betty Snodgrass and her husband Woody, Sandy Wingrove and her husband Wayne, and Patty Fox and her husband Wayne; and a host of nieces and nephews, and beloved friends.

Services will be held on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with the Pastor Everrett Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, with full Military Graveside Rights.

The family will receive friends from noon until service time Friday at the funeral home.

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

The Honor of Serving the McDaniel family has been given to the Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Anna McMillion

Anna McMillion, 77, of Glen Fork, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 from a sudden illness.

Born January 18, 1936, at Oceana, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Edwards and Eva Virginia Stewart Edwards.

Anna was a member of the Russell Baptist Church, Glen Fork.

Survivors include sons, Dallas McMillion and his wife, Charlotte, of Glen Fork; Eugene McMillion and his wife, Tammy, of Glen Fork; daughter, Virginia Hash and her husband, Kermit, of Glen Fork; seven grandchildren, Denise Ball, Dallas “DJ” McMillion, Kelsey McMillion, Adam Hash, Brian Hash, Angie Smith, Sarah Pendry; nine great-grandchildren,  Mason and Levi Smith, Natalie, Brianna and Landon Hash, Aiden Hash, Isaac Pendry, Connor and Cohen Ball; two brothers, Richard Edwards, of California, and John Edwards, of Turkey Creek.

A celebration of Anna’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in the Evans Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Lucion Brown, Rev. Cecil Thompson and Gene Reid officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting, www.evans-funeralhome.com.

Evans Funeral and Cremation Service of Oceana is serving the McMillion family.

Nasiba Mosrie

Mrs. Nasiba Mosrie, of Rainelle, passed away Tues., Nov. 26, 2013, in Cross Lanes.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, will be in charge of the arrangements.

Deborah Ann Gray-Pizzino

Deborah Ann Gray-Pizzino, 45, of Crab Orchard, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.

Born September 30, 1968, in Beckley, she was the daughter of Charles and Margaret Gillenwater Gray, of Crab Orchard.

Deborah loved car racing, working crossword puzzles, gardening and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents she is survived by daughters, Ashley Necessary and husband Kenny and Destiny Kidd, of Crab Orchard; companion, Wavel Wooten, of Crab Orchard; grandmother, Louise Gillenwater, of Crab Orchard; aunts, Barbara Small of Zebulon, NC and Kay Spence, of Crab Orchard; uncle, Bill Gillenwater, of Sophia and many other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ronald Adkins officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Nelson Duncan, Alfred Wooten, Bill Sprouse and Kenny Necessary.

On line condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com.

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Ulysses Grant Sandy Jr.

Ulysses Grant Sandy, Jr., 85, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.

He was born on Jan. 29, 1928, in Bolair on the family farm.

He was the second child born to the late Ulysses Grant Sandy Sr. and Nellie Rose Mustoe Sandy.

He graduated from Hellier High School, Hellier, Ky., in 1946. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps on June 20, 1946. He was stationed at Marine Corp Casual Air Squadron, Cherry Point, NC. He was a member of the West Virginia Army National Guard from 1948 to 1952.

Surviving him is his wife of 61 years, Loraine Thacker Sandy, of Bud, three sons, Mark and daughter-in -law Kathryn Sandy, of Richmond, Ky., Mike and daughter-in-law Tammy Sandy, of Bud, and Joel Sandy of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Kraig, Madison, Kyle, Kara, Jared; great-granddaughter Emma; four sisters and two brothers, Madge Capps, of Greenville, S.C., Shirley Tyree, of Mossy, Barabra Strickland, of Hampton, Va., Patricia Rice, of Bolair, Larry Sandy, of Bolair, and Robert Sandy, of Salem, Va.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Lusk officiating. A private burial service will follow in McAvoy Cemetery, Upper Glade.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations of sympathy in Mr. Sandy’s memory be made to the Wyoming County Toy Fund C/O L. Dale Stewart, Treasurer P.O. Box 268 Matheny, WV 24860. 

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com

The family of Ulysses Sandy is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home.