The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 19, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Calvin A. Akers

LAURELVILLE, Ohio —  Calvin A. Akers, 79, of Laurelville, died Sunday, October 14, 2012 at OSU.

He was born on March 22, 1933 in West Virginia, the son of Kenneth and Thelma (Painter) Akers.

He was a Jehovah Witness.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Marie (Morton) Akers; daughters, Evelyn Akers, Debora Welsh and Tena DeVault; five grandchildren, Brandy, Leslie, Kelsey, Braxton and Daniel; two great grandchildren, Abbie and Alex and 10 siblings.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Express, 23911 U.S. Rt. 23, Circleville, OH  43113.

Friends may call from 12 noon to 6 p.m. A special remembrance will be held at 3 p.m. to honor him for those who would like to attend.

Arrangements were completed by the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, 1455 N. Court St., Circleville, Ohio  43113. 740-474-7523


Merley Burks

AUTO — Merley Burks, 74, of Auto, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.

Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.


Rhel D. Cook

FRANKFORD — Rhel D. Cook, 92, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Greenbrier Valley medical Center after a long illness.

Born Aug. 19, 1920, in Raleigh County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Edward Cook and Belvie Louise Petry Yates.

In addition to his parents, Rhel was preceded in death by his step-father, Henry Yates; an infant son, Jack Cook; a grandson, Edward McLeod, and a sister, Ellene Chittam.

He was a member of Emmanuel Open Bible Church at Vago, W.Va. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1938 to 1961 and retired as a First Sergeant. He was a member of the American Legion Post 69 of Lewisburg, the VFW Post 4940, was a member of Greenbrier Lodge No. 42 Masonic Lodge and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was also a referee for the NRA, was a counselor for Boys State for 30 years and was a local electrician.

Survivors include his wife, Betty R. Hefner Cook; children, James D. Cook of Inwood, W.Va., Carol McLeod and husband, Thomas of Colorado Springs, Colo., Rhelda Hanson and husband, Richard of Inwood, W.Va., Sam Lister and wife, Terri of Galloway, Ohio, Steve Lister and wife, Rebecca of Milton, W.Va. and James Lister and wife, Amy of Scottown, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the Emmanuel Open Bible Church, Vago, with the Rev. Gary Devart, Rev. Debbie Devart and Rev. Lula Collins officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Lewis Chapel Cemetery at Vago.

The family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Emmanuel Open Bible Church at Vago.

Please end online condolences by visiting www.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.


Barbara Frances Davis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, following a long illness, The Lord sent his angels to Barnes Jewish Hospital to escort his faithful servant, Barbara Frances Davis, 54, of St. Louis, Mo., and formerly of New Orleans, Louisiana and Beckley, W.Va., to her heavenly home.

The seventh of eleven children, Barbara was born April 7, 1958, in Beckley, to the late James Neal Davis and Maggie Lee Fisher Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, James and Elizabeth Fisher; paternal grandparents, John and Mary Davis, sisters, Maggie Lena Davis and Carolyn Renay Davis Hickman and nephew Jeremiah Jay Moore.

Barbara accepted Christ at an early age, and was baptized at Mt. Zion Baptist Church by the late Rev. Nelson Staples Jr. Prior to her illness, Barbara was an active disciple of Central Baptist Church, St. Louis and a past member of the Greater Saint Stephen Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana and Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Beckley.

Barbara was a 1976 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. She received a Bachelor of Psychology from West Virginia University. Master of Social Work Degree from Southern University in New Orleans, and was LMSW certified by Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Barbara was also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Gamma Omega Chapter. At the time of her death, Barbara was on sick leave from her job as a QMRP, for the Magdala Foundation. She had extensive work history as a Social Worker, Outreach worker, Crisis Counselor, Case Manager, Group Therapist, and Disaster Relief Specialist in New Orleans and St. Louis, and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross. She was known for her quick smile, care and compassion, Barbara was loved by all.

She leaves to cherish her memories brothers, Haywood Lee (Diane) of Dover, New Jersey, Ronald Edward Davis of Honolulu, Hawaii, Lt. Col. William C. (Diana) of Warner Robins, Georgia, and James Willie Davis of Beckley; sisters: Loray Jean (Albert) Baker of Beckley, Savannah Davis of St. Louis, Missouri, Mary Moore (William) Beckley, and Theresa Davis Manns of Beckley; uncle, John Fisher of Honolulu, Hawaii; aunt, Sallie Mae (John Walter) Alexander of Philadelphia, PA, Beulah (Grenville) Reid of Trenton, NJ, and Christine (Mrs. Connise) Fisher of Roseboro, NC. She will be missed by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, community and her church families at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Greater St. Stephens and Central Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 142 Mool Ave, Beckley, with Rev. Nelson Staples III officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday at the church.

Condolences may be emailed to ritchie-johnson

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.   


Norma Louise Lafferty England

MULLENS — “Safe in the Arms of God”. Norma Louise Lafferty England, 90, of Mullens,  entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Norma was known to most as “Mom” England and spent most of her life nurturing her children and countless others. Her entire life was centered around her Faith in God and her Family.

Born on February 23rd, 1922, a daughter of the late Goodall Alan Lafferty and Elizabeth Rose Lafferty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew Abner England, a son, Cecil Dale England; grandson, Daryl Keith England, three brothers, Ralph Lafferty, Nathaniel “Gus” Lafferty, Darrell Lafferty; and one sister, Arlie Bishop.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Bob (Vivian) England; Drema (Robert) Shireman; Larry (Linda) England; Linda Stamper, Karen Reed, Zelda (Frank) Peters; Susan (David) Lord; Beverly (Tim) Grose; and Jeff (Teresa) England; stepdaughther, Larnie Mae (Jake) Reyes and an adopted son, Lee (Winnie) Radford. Her siblings: Howard Lafferty, David Lafferty, Nell Jones, Jane Lusk, Wanna Clay and Barbara Milam; 23 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren.; two very special friends, Jess and Carrie Tolliver and her wonderful caregiver, Holly Johnson.

The family will receive visitors at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens, on Friday, October 19th from 5 to 9 p.m. A celebration of Norma’s life will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Pierpoint Freewill Baptist Church, Pierpoint, with Rev. Daniel Legg,  Pastor Bob England and Pastor Larry England officiating. Interment will follow at the family cemetery on York Mountain.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

God Gave Us An Angel

God gave us an angel right here on earth,

She taught us values and self worth.

She guided us through life with her wisdom, God’s light;

She steered us from wrong, and lead us toward the right.

She stood by our side when things were rough,

She taught us in bad times, we needed to be tough.

She was there when we needed her throughout all the years,

She laughed with us in happy times, and comforted our tears.

Our angel was sent from above,

God paid her not in wages, but with eternal love.

Now she has her halo and her silken wings of grace,

With the glory of God’s love shining upon her face.

She has been a confidante, our rock, and protector.

And although God said her job is through, we will never forget her.

Our Guardian angel, can be replaced by no other.

For she was God’s gift to us — We called her “Mother”

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family of Norma England is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.


Russell Goff Sr.

Russell Goff Sr., age 79, of Lester, passed away at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

Born on November 17, 1932 in Maple Meadow, he was the son of the late Fred Goff and Rose Gray Goff.

Mr. Goff was last employed as log truck driver, and was a former coal miner. He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Goff enjoyed working on lawn mowers and enjoyed hunting.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrytle Goff, by brothers, Bill, John, Harrison and by sisters Virginia, Pearl, and  Elsie.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his children: Russell Goff Jr. and his wife Phylichia of Coal City, Martha Pettry of Lester, Stanley Goff of Lester, Robert Goff of Lester, Phillip Goff of Tolleytown, Wesley Goff and his wife Alicia of Lester, Cindy Duncan and her companion Randy Snuffer of Tolleytown, and Joseph Hudson of Lester.

A brother, George Goff of Maple Meadow; two sisters, Hattie Griffith of Surveyor, and Hazel Dickens of Charleston, W.Va. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren are also among his survivors.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life of Russell Goff on Saturday,  October 20, 2012 at 11 a.m., at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley, with Rev. Dewey Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry. net

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


Jason Jay Goins

OAK HILL — Jason Jay Goins, 40, lifelong resident of Oak Hill, went to be with his Grannies and the Lord on Sunday, October 14, 2012.  

Jay was a loving son, brother, uncle, friend and father. Jay, “Jughead”, enjoyed 4-wheeling, guns, shooting matches, riding his Harley and being with his family and friends.

He was employed by Mel’s Small Engine Repair Shop and delivered for Cardinal Caskets and was a Jack of all Trades. He was a longtime Moose Lodge member of Oak Hill #1664.

Jay was born April 8, 1972 (4872) and preceded in death by his Grandma Goins, Granny Rhodes and Littiebelle McClung.

Those left to cherish his memories are his father and mother Meldon and Doris Goins, his siblings Meldena Goins Green and husband Billy Green, Pete Goins, Sandra Goins Rosiek and William Goins, and a special niece and great nephew Jennifer and Jacob Rosiek. There are a host of other relatives and friends too many to mention but you know who you are.

Back at ya!

His remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main St., Oak Hill, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and where the funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Satuday with Pastor Windy McClung oO=fficiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.


Nathaniel Roger ‘Nathan’ Hamrick

GILBOA — Nathaniel Roger “Nathan” Hamrick, 19, of Gilboa, died Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville, with Pastor Arnold Nicholas officiating. Burial will follow in the Walker Memorial Park at Summersville.

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

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Nathan Hamrick Scholarship Fund for children with disabilities, c/o BB&T Bank, 811 Main St, Summersville WV 26651.

E-Condolences: waters   funeralchapel@frontier. com


Danny Keith Hatfield

MAN — Danny Keith Hatfield, 53, of Man, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Greenville Freewill Baptist Church, Hunt with the Rev. Mike Johnson and Pastor Joaquine Ooten officiating. Burial will folow in the Browning Dye Cemetery, Verner.

Online at www.mounts

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.


Johnny Wayne Henley

HIWASSEE — Johnny Wayne Henley, age 57, of Hiwassee, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Arrangements by Bower Funeral Chapel, Hiwassee. 540-980-6160.


Eunice Virginia Hinchee

CORINNE — Eunice Virginia Hinchee, 90, entered Heaven’s Shore on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.

Born April 24, 1922, in Pearisburg, Va., she was the daughter of the late Jesse Franklin and Virginia Hale Atwood.

Mrs. Hinchee lived most of her life in Corinne, where she was a loving devoted mother to her four children: sons, Harvey Anthony (deceased), of Woodbridge, Va. and Luther Allen and wife, Linda, of Salem, Va.; daughters, Darlene Elizabeth Wilson and husband,  Richard, of Roanoke, Va. and Lynette Virginia Watchempino and husband, Arnie, of El Dorado Hills, Calif.

Our mother was quite the athlete being a natural swimmer. A beautiful alto voice gave her the opportunity to sing in a quartet in the local churches and radio stations for many years.

She was preceded in death by her children’s father, Luther William Hinchee; son, Harvey Anthony; baby grandson, Seth James Watchempino; brothers, Jesse Mullins, John, Henry, Claude, Robert, Harvey and Alvin Atwood; sisters, Nannie Vipperman, Roxie Hale, Allie Rinehart and Kathleen Cline.

She is survived by nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She also leaves behind her wonderful caregivers at Princeton Health Care Center and Hospice Compassus. May God bless every one of them.

Private graveside services (at her request) will be conducted Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Second Wind Dreams at the Princeton Healthcare Center.

Jesus Signed My Pardon — Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Rd., Shady Spring.


Ruby L. Jones

FAYETTEVILLE — Ruby Lilly Jones, 76, of Brooklyn, died on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 after a short illness.  

She was born in Prince on October 31, 1935, the daughter of the late Andrew D. Coffman and Nora Tolley.

The Lord called his loving angel home; she had dedicated her life to her Lord and attended church at Christ Fellowship Church on Nickleville Road in Fayetteville. She attended Fayetteville High School and has a BSL degree from Holmes Bible College in South Carolina.  

Ruby loved children and worked with them in churches and Vacation Bible Schools. She will be sadly missed by her loving and devoted husband of 52 years, Ernie Daris Jones.  They made their home and life together in Brooklyn. Also left to cherish many wonderful memories include her son, Ernie D. Jones Jr. and wife, Ora Jean of Brooklyn; daughter-in-law, Dell Edith Jones of Myrtle Beach, SC; two grandsons, Shaun Blake of Midway and James Snead and wife, Ginny of Mt. Hope; and four great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Bethany Snead, Logan and Brianna Blake; and a host of special family members and friends she cherished dear to her heart.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Mark Allen Jones.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2012 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Rev. Robert Morey officiating. She will be laid to rest at Cunard Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home on Friday.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Ruby’s family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneral

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


Dennis James Keffer Sr.

LIVELY — Dennis James Keffer Sr., 89, of Lively, died on Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope, with Rev. Doug Holley officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Oak Hill.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope.

Online condolences may be sent at http://www.tyree

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.


Norvell S. Lilly

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Norvell S. Lilly, 88, a native of Lanark, died October 3, 2012, in Pittsburgh.

He was born on November 30, 1923 in Lanark, W.Va.

Norvell was a graduate of West Virginia University, a US Navy Seabee in WW-II, an Industrial Arts teacher in the Penn Hills School District, salesman of steel bridges, plywood and real estate, President of the Pittsburgh Homebuilder’s Assn., A Mason, Boy Scout Leader (Troop 45), avid golfer (at one time), and was for a number of years an active member and officer of the Penn Hills chapter of the AARP.

Norvell was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children Frances Lee Jones and recently by his wife of 26 years, Constance “Bunny” (Krouskop) Lilly.

He is survived by his sons Dr. Gary D. Lilly (Martha), Rev. Dr. Philip G. Lilly, (Carol), Capt. Norvell Lee Lilly, USN Retired (Donna), daughter Suzanne Lilly, three grandchildren, and two great-grand children.

Due to Norvell’s extensive background in land development, real estate, and home building, he was called home to start a new subdivision in heaven. Amen.

A memorial service will be held at the Monroeville United Methodist Church on Saturday October 20, 2012 at 10 a.m.

Arrangements by William F. Gross Funeral Home, Ltd., 11735 Frankstown Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235. 412-242-6540


Lora Ethel Lyons

HINTON — Lora Ethel Lyons, 81, of 608 Greenbrier Drive, Hinton, died Thursday,  October 18, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, after a long illness.

Arrangements are pending completion at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.


Alvie Napier

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Alvie Napier, 84, of Germantown, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012 at his home in Tennessee.

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


Eddie Dean Persinger

Eddie Dean Persinger, 60, of Crab Orchard, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012, in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center following a long illness.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, October 22, 2012 at Cross Point Church of God with Pastor Vondie L. Cook II officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.  Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church.

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Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.


Trecia Cheryl Peterson

MALDEN — Trecia Cheryl Peterson, 52, of Malden, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at home after a very courageous battle with cancer.  

  She lived each day with faith, focus and love to help her get through life; and told people each day she was living because she knew that God had a purpose for her illness.  Her braveness and courage inspired many others who were fighting similar battles. She attended Bible Center Church in Charleston for 17 years.

  Trecia was a graduate of DuPont High School and West Virginia University. She held a Masters Degree from Marshall University; and was a few hours short of earning her Doctorate from Marshall University.  

  Trecia was an employee of Kanawha County School System for 29 years, currently serving as the Assistant Principal at South Charleston High School; and was the State of West Virginia Assistant Principal of the Year in 2009. As a teacher and administrator, she touched and inspired countless lives in the Kanawha Valley.   

  She is survived by her loving husband and the light of her life, W L “Squeak” Peterson; her loving mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Moore Hoskins; daughter, Kristy L. Peters (James); grandson, Corey R. Peters, who had become the joy of her life with countless moments and silly secrets shared; uncle, Norman (Brenda) Moore; lifelong friend, Stephanie White Washington; brothers-in-law, Charles (Peggy) Peterson, Bob (Mary) Peterson and Jamie (Christie) Peterson; and a host of family and friends.

  A celebration of Trecia’s life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Bible Center Church, Southridge Campus, with Pastor Dr. Eric Mounts and the Rev. John Appleton officiating. The burial will follow the service in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

  Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church.

  In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Trecia Peterson Memorial Scholarship Fund. The memorial scholarship will be given to a graduating senior from South Charleston High School who has overcome an adversity either of themselves or of a family member. Checks may be sent to SCHS, 1 Eagle Way, South Charleston, West Virginia 25309. Please write “Peterson” on the memo line.

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   Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, is in charge of the arrangements.        


Naomi Kathern Miller Allen Ryan

PENCE SPRINGS — Naomi Kathern Miller Allen Ryan, age 95, of Pence Springs, formerly of Coal City, W.Va., passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at her home in Pence Springs, following a short illness.

Born April 12, 1917 in Creamery, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Oscar T. and Mary Lucy Bowyer Miller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Ryan on November 14, 1983; a step-daughter, Ronetta Frye; a brother, Harry T. Miller; a sister, Reva Lois Ritter; and a half-brother, Oscar T. Miller Jr. At the time of her death, Mrs. Ryan was the last surviving member of the Oscar and Mary Miller Family.

Mrs. Ryan was the co-owner and operator of Ryan’s Grocery, Pence Springs, and was formerly a sales clerk at East Gulf Grocery, East Gulf, W.Va. She was a member of the Pence Springs Community Church, Pence Springs, where she was a member of the Church Choir. Mrs. Ryan was a member of the Hinton Senior Citizens and loved her friends there.  She loved singing, her friends, and the outdoors. Mrs. Ryan loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include a daughter, Hazel Louise Allen Bolen Canady of Sun City, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Greg Bolen and his wife, Kathy, of Chesapeake, Va. and Regina Gill of Coatesville, Pa.; a step-son, Roger Ryan and his wife, Patricia, who were like a son and daughter, of Glen Daniel, W.Va.; four step-grandchildren, Jeffery Ryan and his wife, Melissa, of Mount Hope, W.Va., Lisa Ryan and her companion, Missy Bailey, of Glen Daniel, W.Va., Charles Frye and his wife, Karen, of Glen Daniel, W.Va., and Monica Akers of Glen Daniel, W.Va.; a nephew, David Ritter and his wife, Sheila, of Woodbine, Md.; three nieces, Darlene Lane of Frederick, Md., Debbie Crump and her husband, David, of Ellicott City, Md., and Lisa Davenport of High Point, N.C.; 12 great- grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Pence Springs Community Church, Pence Springs, with the Rev. Roger Persinger and the Rev. Robbie Merritt officiating. Burial will follow at the Haven of Rest Cemetery, Pence Springs.

Friends may call on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pence Springs Community Church, Pence Springs.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dale Hedrick, Steve Hedrick, Jessie Arthur, Bob Cales, John Parkin, Ray Miller, Eric Persinger, and David Jones.  

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Hedrick and the Men of the Pence Springs Community Church.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.


Trecia Gaye Settle

Trecia Gaye Settle, 66, formerly of West Virginia, gently passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant, Pa.

She was born March 31, 1946, in Cirtsville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Herman and Gladys Woolwine Settle.

Trecia's mission in life was to bring as many people as she possibly could to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a living testament to total belief in salvation through Jesus Christ. She thought that everyone she met, should have that same commitment. Trecia sought spiritual nourishment throughout her life and attended numerous churches seeking to be fed with the Word.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Sondra Ledford of Lakeland, Fla.  

Surviving are her siblings, Drema Hubbell and husband, Chuck, of Connellsville, Pa., and Herman Settle of Cirtsville. Never married herself, she had numerous nieces and nephews.

Trecia, you have taught us about living within a set of morals and about commitment and about giving of yourself. No matter what circumstances she faced, Trecia never complained. We love and miss you!  

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012, at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope with Pastor Hans Murdock officiating. Interment will follow in Pax Community Cemetery.   Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the church of your choice. Trecia’s family would like to thank Harmon House for their love and care.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.


William Todd

William Todd, age 83, of Beckley, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012, at his residence.

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


Aydin Mason Toler

MAN —Aydin Mason Toler, 2, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete. Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.


Rex Tolliver

CYCLONE — Rex Tolliver, 45, departed this life Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

A celebration of Rex's life will be 1 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012 at Adam Toler Memorial Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at funeral home.

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.


Fred Judson Walker

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Fred Judson Walker, 70, of 829 College Avenue, Bluefield, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born May 9, 1942 in Big Stick, W.Va., he was a son of the late Fred Taft Walker and Lela Ethel Riddle Walker.

Judson had lived in Bluefield since 1981, moving here from Beckley. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was the owner of Judson Walker Insurance with State Farm for 33 years. He was a member of the Bluefield-Mercer Lodge # 85A.F. & A.M where he was the former Treasurer, the Bluefield Order of Eastern Star #66 where he served as Worthy Patron, the Scottish Rite and the Beni Kedem Shrine, Charleston, WV.  Judson was also a Charter Life Underwriter. Most importantly he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Judson was an avid Mountaineer fan and a Beaver fan, attending many games. He also enjoyed four wheeling.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Bethany Patton.

Survivors include his wife, Norma P. Walker of the home; one son, Jeffrey P. Walker and wife Lisa of Beckley; two daughters, Tamara W. Patton and husband Chris of Bluefield and Jackie W. Berry and husband Billy of Athens, TN; two brothers, Charles Robert Walker and wife Mary of Ocala, FL and Gary W. Walker and wife Millie of Lexington, KY; and grandchildren, T.J. Stiffler, Amber Patton, Christina Patton, McKenzie Walker, Karsyn Walker, Brady Berry, Sarah Beth Patton, Ty Patton and Brooks Berry.  

The family will receive friends at Mercer Funeral Home on Friday evening October 19, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday October 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. from Mercer Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Susan Rector and Dr. Don Scott officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va., where Masonic graveside rites will be conducted by the Bluefield-Mercer Lodge # 85 A.F. & A.M.

Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge.

Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Lilly, Billy Lilly, Jack Lilly, Scott Collier, Jack Parker and Denver Raines.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, if desired, may be made Trinity United Methodist Church, 401 College Avenue, Bluefield, WV 24701.

Those wishing to share memories or e-mail condolences may do so by visiting

Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Fred Judson Walker.  


Larry Keith Williams

ROBINETTE — Larry Keith Williams 50, of Robinette, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, October 22, 2012, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man with Rev. Gary Brown and Rev. Bobby Adkins officiating.  Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

Visitation will be held form 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.