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 www.blueridgefuneralhome.com

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

 



Audrey Belcher

RIPLEY — Audrey Belcher, 87, formerly of Clear Fork, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012.

Born February 25, 1925, at Clear Fork, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Myrtle Morgan Brunty.

Audrey was a devoted, loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Belcher Sr. and her brothers, Ray and Fred Brunty.

Those left to cherish Audrey’s memory are her sons, Eugene and his wife, Ann of Bristol, TN, Danny and his wife, Cathy of Ripley, WV, and Troy Jr. and wife, Beth of Gloucester, VA; grandchildren, Brandon Belcher, Valerie Mach, Craig Belcher, Jamey Biggs, Brenda Mariniak, James Miller, and Pat Morris; eight great-grandchildren; her brother, Joe and his wife, Ruby Brunty of LaFollette, TN; sisters, Irene and her husband, G.T. Blankenship of Mt Hope, Virgie and her husband, Bob Snyder of Shady Springs, Millie and her husband, Joe Klopfer of Boynton Beach, FL, and Jean Brunty of Nashville, TN; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Audrey’s life will be 1 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012, at Evans Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Hannibal Blankenship Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service Friday, at the funeral home.

An online guestbook and other information can be found at www.evans-funeralhome.com

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Belcher family.

 



Charles Henry Britt

SPRATTSVILLE — Charles Henry Britt, 58, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, with the Rev. Curtis “Sammy” Lester, Diamond Carter, Dennie Evans, Michael Browning and Jim Nagy. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Godby Heights, Pecks Mill.

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

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

 



Myrtle Louise Ward Browning

NEWPORT, Tenn. — Myrtle Louise Ward Browning, 76, a native of Wharncliffe, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.

Service will be noon Thursday at the Faith Church of God, Wharncliffe, with the Rev. Danny Ward officiating. Burial will follow in the Ward Family Cemetery, Wharncliffe.

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

Online at www.mountsfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

 



Euva Lee Campbell

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Euva Lee Campbell, 91, formerly of Fayetteville, died early Sunday morning, October 21, 2012, at Cathedral Villages, Philadelphia, following an extended illness.

Born June 13, 1921, at Princeton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ada Sue Daughtery and Wesley Lee Dunn.

Mrs. Campbell attended the Fayetteville First Church of God where she was a member of the first congregation and a Sunday School Teacher to the younger children. She was also a member of Fayetteville Christ Fellowship, Gatewood Brethren Church, and participated in several projects at The Learning Center.    

She worked as a cook at Altamont School at Garten; she was a clerk at Cook’s Department Store, Fayetteville and at Cotcamp’s General Store, Gatewood; and a Chapter I Aide in the Reading and Math Lab at Gatewood Elementary School.

Mrs. Campbell was well known in her neighborhood for her hospitality, culinary skills and open-door policy to share time in her kitchen. Her guests were the recipients of her wonderful hugs in addition to her delicious food.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Campbell; son, Larry Wayne Campbell; sister, Virginia Carnes; and her brothers, Oscar, Ira, and Billie Dunn.

Survivors include her brother, Melvin Lewis Dunn of Princeton, two sons, Charles Lee Campbell and wife, Georgia of Markleville, IN, and Randy L. Campbell and wife, Diane of Burlington, NC; one daughter, Donna Jean Wolf and husband, Richard of Philadelphia, PA; three grandchildren, Angela Griffin, Dawn Dilello, and Brandy Campbell; and three great-grandchildren, Justin Griffin, Kurstin Griffin, and Campbell Dilello. She will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Scott Lester officiating. Burial will follow in Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in her memory to Gatewood Brethren Church, c/o Rev. Scott Lester, 377 Cedar Road, Crab Orchard, WV 25827.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Mrs. Campbell’s 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.

 



Ronald L. Carter

On Monday, October 22, 2012, our most cherished, Ronald Carter, died suddenly at his home in Crab Orchard, of an apparent heart attack. He was 67 years of age.

The third of seven children, Ronald Lee Carter was born on Nov. 1st, 1944, at Oak Hill. He was the son of the late William Ray and Ruth Evelyn Harmon Carter. A brother, James Ray, and a sister, Glenna Ruth, have preceded him in death.

Ronald spent his childhood at Mt. Hope. A resident of Crab Orchard, he was a contractor and builder for Suddreth Contracting. Ronald retired in 2009. He attended the Mabscott Holiness Church. An antique car enthusiast, Ronald was a member of the Shade Tree Car Club and will be remembered for his ‘57 Ford and ’47 Chevy.

From the age of ten years, Ronald went to school with Nancy Carol Treadway. They were truly childhood sweethearts. Married on Sept. 25th, 1963, the early years of their marriage were spent in the Atlanta, Ga., area where their children, Ronald Lee Jr., Teresa Carol and Rodger Dean were born. The family would return to Crab Orchard where they have made their home the past 41 years. Ronald and Nancy have been blessed with five grandchildren. He was the proud “Paw Paw” of Chris, Dominique, Chester, Bianca and Brandon.

Ronald leaves his surviving brothers and sisters, Carol Stump and her husband, Randy, Barbara Lyle and her husband, Milton, Robert Carter and his wife, Sandra, Richard Carter and his wife, Linda and Thomas Carter. Several nieces and nephews survive as former co-workers, neighbors and friends.

On Thursday, Oct. 25th, at 1 p.m. there will be a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Pastor Eddie Tucker will be officiating. Ronald will be laid to rest in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary and one hour prior to the services on Thursday.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Carter, Chris and Chester Knight, Derrick Shrewsbury, Keith Suddreth and Ray Lewis.    

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

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.

 



Shirley Coleman

Shirley Coleman, 69, of Maxwell Hill, Beckley, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Online condolences and other information available via roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

 



Chloie Mae Farley

Chloie Mae Farley, 84, of Coal City, passed away Monday, October 22, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital.

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

 



Arnold ‘Garrett’ Hall

MONTGOMERY — Arnold “Garrett” Hall, 55, of Montgomery, formerly of Maple Fork, departed this life at his home on Monday, October 22, 2012, surrrounded by his family after a long illness.

Garrett to those who knew and loved him, was born on July 11, 1957 in Charleston, W.Va., to the late Gertrude Edna Pritt Hall and the late Arnold G. Hall Sr.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Troy Drake of Canton, Ohio.

In his younger years, Garrett served in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany. He later went to various places finding his home along with his soulmate Susan Kay LaDoucer Hall, who preceded him in death on March 13, 2010, in the tragic flood waters near their home in Maple Fork. What a great love they shared for nearly 20 years. He is now at peace in her loving arms.

Garrett, who was a former Hills Department Store maintenance employee and until his health began to fail, attended the Maple Fork Baptist Church.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his children, Garrett Hall of Montgomery, and Michelle Hall  and Kimmie of Oceana; two step sons,  David Hall and his wife Terra, and Jimmy Hall and his wife Amber, all of Beckley. Brothers: Junior Linton and his wife Sandy of Smithers, Ronnie Drake of Montgomery. Sisters: Mary Swartz of Montgomery, Judy Varner and her husband Jim of Garden City, Kansas; sister-in-law, Debra LaDoucer of Charleston; sister-in-law, Lisa Taylor and her husand Clark of Lynchburg, Va.,  Kathy Manning and her husband Clark of Oceana. Grandchildren, Edee Hall,   Courtney, Ashley, and James Williams,  Faith and Jimmy Hall, and Elaina and Leah Hall. A special nephew Jack Taylor of Powellton, WV.

The family extends special thanks to Hospice of Southern WV, especially Stephanie, Amy, Amber, and Melissa,  for their kindness and for taking such good care of Garrett.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life of Garrett Hall on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the Rose and Quesenberrry Peace Chapel in Beckley at 1 p.m., with Rev. Delmas Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday.

Pallbearers will be family members.

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

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

 



Eddie Harris Sr.

Eddie Harris Sr., 64, of Crab Orchard, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at the Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Division.

Online condolences and other information available via roseandquesenberry.net

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

 



Rev. Emory Lusk

CYCLONE — Rev. Emory Lusk, 71, took sail on The Old Ship of Zion Monday, October 22, 2012, at Cabel Huntington Hospital.

Born June 30, 1941, in Cyclone, he was the son of the late Wayne and Allene Osborne Lusk.

Emory was a minister of the gospel, and a devoted and faithful member of Cyclone Church of God where he helped minister for 37 years; a retired coal miner with 24 1/2 years of service at Eastern Associated Coal Company. In his spare time he loved to be outdoors, where he worked with his flowers and spent time hunting and fishing with his sons’ Jessie and Loren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Velma Workman; a brother, James Lusk; his mother and father-in-law, Jay and Ada Bailey.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Stollie Bailey of Cyclone who he married 49 years ago on April 12, 1963; three children, Jessie Lusk and wife Lena Gaye,Loren Lusk and wife, Crystal and Patricia Workman and husband, Gene all of Cyclone; six grandchildren, Kellie Moore and husband Elisha of Dingess, Katie Miller and husband Gary of Cyclone, Jennifer Workman and husband, Raymond of Oceana, Derek Toler, Corey Workman, Molly Workman of Cyclone; seven great-grandchildren, Colton Harvey, Laken Osborne, Gavin Miller, Isaiah Hawker, Raegan Miller, Jasmine Workman and Kinley Harvey; six sisters, Patsy Lusk and husband, Larry, Sharon Lusk and husband, Argel, Judy Osborne and husband, Tommy, Margaret Bailey and husband, Chucky, Barbara Bailey and Loretta Harvey all of Cyclone; two brothers, Paul Lusk and wife, Naomi of Curtis and Leslie Lusk of Cyclone; and a host of nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

A celebration of Mr. Lusk’s life will be 1 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Cyclone Church of God with Rev. Kennis Lusk officiating. Mr. Lusk will be liad to rest in Osborne Cemetery, Brushy Fork, Cyclone, WV.

Casketbearers will be family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at the church.

Guestbook at www.adamtolermemorialfuneralhome.com

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

 



Alvie Napier

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Alvie Napier, 84, of Germantown, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Hurricane, 2635 Main Street Hurricane. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Godby, at 2:30 p.m.

For email condolences go to www.honakerfuneralhome.org

Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

 



Barbara Ann Humphrey Ratcliff

Barbara Ann Humphrey Ratcliff, died at home on Monday, October 22, 2012, following a short illness.

Mrs. Ratcliff enjoyed cooking, her dachshounds and being Nana.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Ratcliff, parents Ella and Dan Humphrey, a brother Darrell Humphrey and sister Faye Humphrey Williams.

She is survived by her daughter Susan Wright England of Mt. Hope and son Christopher Daniel Wright and wife Lora of Stephens City, VA, a brother Jim Humphrey of Martinsburg, a niece, two nephews and six grand children.

Graveside services will be held at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Tom Lilly officiating.

Friends and family may call at Melton Mortuary at 10:30 a.m. with the procession to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Women’s Resource Group of Beckley, WV, P O Box 1476, Beckley, WV 25802.

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

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.

 



Arthur Rinehart Sr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. –— Mr. Arthur Rinehart Sr., 85, of St. Paul, formerly of Beckley, died Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2012 at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 732 West Central Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Submitted by Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

 



James ‘Jimmy’ Hartwell Smith

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — James “Jimmy” Hartwell Smith, age 68, of Charlottesville, VA, passed to a greater life on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Jimmy, born on January 27, 1944, was the youngest of five children of the late Lewis Hartwell and Sarah Catherine Krantz Smith. He was also preceded in death by his brothers-in-law D. S. Morris Jr. and Rupert M. Owens, as well as nieces’ husbands Patrick Mawyer Jr. and Robin Moore.

Jimmy is survived by one brother, the Rev. Cecil Smith, and wife Sharon of Beckley, WV, and their children Cindy Henderson (children Bryan and Shea), Terry Moore, and Evan Smith; sister, Frances Morris, and her children Kathryn Mawyer (children Sara and Cameron), Daniel “Danny” Morris III and wife Jane (daughter Shelley Brubeck, husband John, and children Brittany, Rebekah, Peter, Benjamin, Abigail and Abraham), Elizabeth “Beth” Perkins (children Sean, Laura, and Andrew); sister Doris “Dot” Wood and her husband Earl, and son E. Edward “Eddie” Wood (son Peyton); and sister Patricia “Patsy” Owens Jones and her husband Vernon “Bill” Jones Jr. In addition to his family, Jimmy leaves special friends Kim Varin and his wife Linda, Penny Ray, and Edmund “Lee” Ward.

Jimmy was a loving and attentive son, brother, uncle, and loyal friend. He loved people, treating all the same. After retirement, he enjoyed daily visits to the downtown mall. Rarely did he miss the Saturday morning Farmers Market where he “collected” many hugs along with the treats he enjoyed.

Jimmy started working at an early age, doing numerous part-time jobs along with employment for 7 years at the then downtown Red Cross building. In 1964, he began his career at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library, where he devoted himself to keeping the building in operation. He retired in the year 2000 but continued taking care of the book drop and faithfully opened the library for Congregation Beth Israel’s Sunday morning Religious School classes.

The family extends special thanks to Donna Lydon for her daily pastoral visits during Jimmy’s most recent residential care and hospitalization. Also, for their skilled and compassionate medical care, a special thanks to Dr. James Bergin of UVA Cardiology and his team, especially Dr. Jamie Kennedy and RN NP Craig Thomas, and to all the nurses and staff on 4 Central at UVA Hospital. In addition, they appreciate his longtime primary care physician Dr. J. Devon Lowdon of Internal Medicine LTD, and the staff of Martha Jefferson Hospital. Finally, they wish to commend the work of the Hospice of the Piedmont, whose Hospice House staff helped ease Jimmy’s transition to eternal life as well as guiding the family as he did so.  

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 25, at Hill & Wood Funeral Home. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Cecil Smith and Pastor Jim Thornton at 1 p.m. Friday, October 26, at Ivy Creek United Methodist Church, 674 Woodlands Road, with burial following at Holly Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please make a gift in Jimmy’s memory to Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, PO Box 31, Free Union, VA 22940, or to Ivy Creek United Methodist Church, 674 Woodlands Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

 



Katherine Grace Payne Snodgrass

Katherine Grace Payne Snodgrass, 87, of Whitesville, formerly of Stickney, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, after a long illness.

Katherine was born on December 20, 1924, the daughter of Jesse Payne and Bertie M. Snodgrass Payne of Hernshaw. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Sally Sigmon. Dora Knapp, and Opal Webb, and her husband, Carsel Snodgrass.

She is survived by one sister, Dorothy Payne McGlugritch of Loraine, Ohio; her daughters, Carolyn Putinsky (Sam) of Hurricane, WV, Patsy Kinder (Bobby) of Milton, WV, and Debbie Huffman of Pinch. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Diana Rhodes (Roger), Jill McCormick (Mike), Joe Allen II (Kim), Misty Sergent (Bucky), Scott Allen (Rachel), and Sean Wright (Christy); 11 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for all those who cared for and loved Katherine through her illness. A very special acknowledgement goes to the staff at Teays Valley Assisted Living and Kanawha Hospice.  

There will be a private graveside service at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Pineview Cemetery, Orgas.

Armstrong Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

 



Mary Ella Walthall

MEADOW BRIDGE — Mary Ella Walthall, 91, of Meadow Bridge, passed away Monday, October 23, 2012.

Born August 15, 1921, at Lawton, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Lottie Cales McGuire.

Mary Ella was a homemaker who loved her family and was a member of the Springdale Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Leslie Walthall; her son-in-law Teddy Campbell; two brothers Dick and Jack McGuire; and two sisters Anna Jamesion and Anita McCombs.

Survivors include her daughter Jean Campbell of Rainelle; a sister Deloris Snodgrass and husband Phil of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; a grandson Rick Campbell and wife Kimmie of Rainelle; five great-grandchildren Richard Campbell of Rainelle, Brandi Owens of Higginsville, Missouri, Nancy Osborne and husband Matt, Travis Keener and wife Cherie, and Cheri Keener, all of Rainelle; 10 great-great-grandchildren and a special niece Norma Michaels and husband  Mike of Meadow Bridge.

Services will 1 p.m. Thursday, at Smathers Funeral Chapel with Rev. Daniel Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville.

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

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

 



Anna Frances Whitlock Wilder

Anna Frances Whitlock Wilder, 81, of Beckley, passed away Friday, October 19, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital.

Born December 7, 1930, at Oak Hill, the daughter of the late James Kenneth Whitlock and Icie McKinny Whitlock.

Anna graduated from Marshall University.

In addition to her parents, James Kenneth Whitlock and Icie McKinny Whitlock, she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Wilder; a daughter Vaughn Roxanne Thomas; and two brothers Grady Whitlock and Billy Whitlock.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son Matthew Wilder and his wife Sarah of Fayetteville, brother James Whitlock and his wife Mava of Fayetteville; sister Thelma Neal of Fayetteville; two grandchildren Adam Wilder and Jessica Wilder. Anna was eagerly awaiting the arrival of her first great grandson next month Adam Matthew Wilder Jr.

Her remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main Street, Oak Hill, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, with Pastor JoAnn Treadway officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of the service. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

 



Jennifer Marie Williams

PIPESTEM — Jennifer Marie Williams, 35, of Pipestem went home to be with the Lord, Monday, October 22, 2012.

Born February 26, 1977, in Toledo, Ohio, she was a daughter of Mary Richmond Williams Highlander of Hilldale and the late John F. Williams Sr.

Jennifer was a former employee of the Summers County Council on Aging of Hinton, a 1995 graduate of Summers County High School and a lifelong resident of Summers County. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, taking care of her beloved pets and spending time with family and friends.

Preceded in death by her companion, Roger G. Adkins on August 12, 2012; paternal grandparents, Okey Oris and Audrey Mae Williams and maternal grandparents, Denny and Florence Richmond.

Besides her mother, those left to cherish her memory include two sisters, Linda Belcher and husband Tim of Princeton, Cynthia Meadows and husband Rusty of Hilldale; one brother, John “Rusty” Williams Jr. of Jumping Branch; four nieces, Stephanie, Moleigh, Mika and Rachel; two nephews, John and Mason; three half brothers, Roger Williams, John D. Williams and Richard Williams.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.  Friday, October 26, 2012, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in the Adkins-Johnson Cemetery at Brooks.

Friends may call at the funeral parlors from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.