The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 24, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

Charles Franklin Arthur

MIMS, Fla. — Charles Franklin Arthur, 62, of Mims, Fla., died on Monday, October 22, 2012.

He was born on December 24, 1949, in Beckley, W.Va.

Charles was a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ransom and Mr. and Mrs. George F. Arthur, both of Shady Spring, W.Va; his father, George F. Arthur Jr.; and three brothers, Mitchell Arthur of Florida, Donald Arthur of Richmond, Va., and David Lilly of Richmond, Va.

Survivors include his mother, Ellen J. Lilly and her husband U.S. Grant Lilly of Jumping Branch, W.Va; two brothers, Anthony Lilly of Jumping Branch, W.Va., and William Lilly of Warm Springs, Va; two sisters, Nancy Layne of Alabama and Patricia Mengerink of Roanoke Va; a niece, Raychell Secosh of California; and a nephew, William Arthur of Richmond, Va.

As per his request, he will be cremated and there will be no service or visitation.

Arrangements by North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville, Fla.


Julia C. Beckelhimer

In Loving Memory of Julia C. Beckelhimer, 79, of Beckley, who passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012.

Born March 13, 1933, at Whitmans Creek in Logan County, to the late August and Mary Blizman Ostafin.

Julia graduated from Trap Hill High School in 1950, she loved watching sports and Bible studies.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Luther Beckelhimer.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Teresa Taylor and husband, George of Beckley; son, John Neal Beckelhimer of Beckley; son, Toby Beckelhimer and wife, Denise of Statesville, N.C.; son, Jaime Beckelhimer and wife, Rebecca of Hurricane; daughter, Lisa Beckelhimer and companion, Marilyn of Tucson, Ariz.; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In keeping with Julia’s wishes there will be no services held.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.

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