The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 26, 2012

Obituaries - Friday, Oct. 26, 2012


Jim Remely ‘Whitey’ Brown Jr.

GLEN FORK — Jim Remely “Whitey” Brown Jr., 51, of Glen Fork, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2012, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Rev. Herman Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Adkins Cemetery, Glen Fork.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the funeral home.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Chloie Mae Farley

Chloie Mae Farley, age 84, of Whitby, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 22, 2012. She passed following a long illness, surrounded by loved ones.

Born on June 2, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Johnson Farley and Luzanie Cox Farley.

Chloie left behind her a legacy of love, compassion, and unmatched devotion to each individual with whom she shared her life. She was the number one fan for each of her children, and grandchildren. Chloie loved each of them unconditionally and equally; never showing favoritism to anyone, and always encouraging them to do right by one another and by the Lord.

Chloie was always a strong, unfailingly quick-witted woman, respectful wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, cousin, aunt, and friend. She embraced each of her roles and touched the lives of those around her. She radiated love, and taught others to love. She was faithful to the Lord and her family.

Chloie loved quilting, cooking and taking care of her family. Her door was always open, and there was always food on the table. No one could go hungry at Chloie’s house- she took care of everyone. No matter the hour, she would tell her visitors to “stay a while. We’ll have fresh biscuits in a few minutes.” She was the epitome of the virtuous woman and her children have indeed risen up to call her blessed. We claim comfort knowing we shall see you again in a better place that God has prepared for those who believe.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Oris Lilly, her second husband, Edward Farley, by brothers Chester, Lonnie, Virgil, Carl, and Beecher, and by sisters Annie, Ruby, Opal, Evelyn, and infant twin sisters.

She is deeply loved and missed by her surviving family which includes one sister Irene Lilly of Coal City; one daughter Frances Okes and her husband Joe of Whitby; six sons,  Oris Lee Lilly and his wife Joyce of Cool Ridge, Otis Farley and his wife Theresa of London, England, Lacy Farley and his wife Melissa of Cool Ridge, Thomas Farley and his wife Tammy of Cool Ridge, Charles Farley of Whitby, and Harold Farley and his wife Sandra of Coal City; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and many other special family members and friends whom she counted as family.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life Of Chloie Farley on Friday October 26, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with Rev. Ernie Junior Moye officiating. Burial will follow at the Lilly-Crews Cemetery at Nimitz.

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

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

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

Nellie Mildred Hall Grose

RICHWOOD — Nellie Mildred Hall Grose, 86, of Richwood, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. 

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Brant Seacrist officiating. Burial will follow in Richwood Cemetery, Richwood.

Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the funeral home.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Kenneth George Tony Hall I

MATHENY — Kenneth George Tony Hall I, 54, of Matheny, passed away on Thursday,  October 19, 2012.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Pastor Rodney Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in the  Hall Family Cemetery, Coon Branch.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2012, at the funeral home.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Eddie Wayne Harris Sr.

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

Born on December 14, 1947 in Rock Creek, WV, he was the son of the late Robert Harris and Kathryn Hinkle Harris.

Mr. Harris was a retired coal miner. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Beckley, and had made his home in Crab Orchard for the past 23 years. Mr. Harris enjoyed bluegrass music and was always happy with his fiddle in hand, or riding his motorcycle.

Eddie loved his family and he leaves behind those to cherish his memory; his children, Eddie Harris Jr. of Fairdale, WV, Shawna Ray and her husband Rod of Beckley, and Michael Harris and his wife Loni of Sykesville, Maryland; a sister Joyce Faye Cantley and her husband Lyle of Dry Creek, WV; three grandchildren, Brittany Worley and her husband Michael, Derek Asbury, and Bobby Harris, with an additional grandchild expected; two great grandchildren,  Drake and Joel Worley.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life Of Eddie Wayne Harris Sr. on  Saturday, October 27, 2012 at noon at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with Rev. Danny Gilfilen officiating. Burial will follow at the Pineview Cemetery at Orgas, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

Family members 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.

Millard Thomas Law

OAK HILL — Millard Thomas Law, 80, of Oak Hill, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill, with Rev. David Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of the service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Mary Susie LeFevers

JUSTICE — Mary Susie LeFevers, 87, of Justice, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the Justice Tabernacle at Justice, with Rev. Johnny Shelton and Rev. Rodney LeFevers officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery at Justice.

   Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man and one hour prior to services at the church.

   Online condolences may be sent to www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com

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



Martha P. McKinney

2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Martha Pauline McKinney, 88, of Bud, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation following a long illness.

Born on August 11, 1924, at Itmann, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Nancy (Sizemore) Sizemore.

Martha was a member of the Bud Baptist Church, where she attended regularly when her health permitted, she was an active member of the Council on Aging Senior Citizens, at Itmann where she held many offices including President, was also a member of the Silver Hair Legislature where she enjoyed socializing with the members and learning about the current events.

Martha enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 39 years, Cornell McKinney; two brothers, William H. (Bill) Sizemore and Emmett Sizemore; and two sisters, Virginia McKinney and her infant twin sister, Mary Sizemore.

Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Sharon (Hope) Hall and her husband, Randall of Bud and Bonnie O’Neal and her husband, Homer of Spanishburg;  granddaughters, Sheila Harman and her husband, Steven of Shady Springs, Amanda Rutten and her husband, Patrick of Saulsville, and Tina Spicer and her husband, Anthony of Peterstown; grandsons, Anthony O’Neal and his wife, Teri of Orlando, Fla. and Alex O’Neal and his wife, Patti of Pearisburg, Va.; several great grandchildren two of which were very special and lights of her life, Peyton and Morgan Rutten; one brother, Harrison Sizemore and his wife, Dora of Princeton; two sister-in-laws, Beaulah Hill and Della Farmer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gilbert Dodson officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Kester McKinney, Ronnie McKinney, Steven Harman, Patrick Rutten, Harrison (Butch) Sizemore, Wayne Sizemore, William Young, and Alex O’Neal. Honorary pallbearer will be Carmel Hill.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the Wyoming Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Faye Bailey, her friend and roommate.

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

The family of Martha McKinney is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens. 

William C. Mills

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — William C. Mills, 85, of Catlettsburg, passed away at Edgewood Manor in Lucasville, Ohio, on October 25, 2012.

He was born in McAlpin, W.Va., on March 4, 1927, to the late Jessie James and Nanny Salisbury Mills.

He was cared for and raised by William and Emily Mae Mills from the age of six weeks.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Michael Mills and a daughter Brenda Joann Mills, as well as sisters Willie Emery, Frances Bendette, Sadie Peterson and Georgia Lilly.

William worked for the R.H. Bouligny Company for 43 years. He was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran and served in WWII. He was a member of the American Legion, NRA, 317 IBEW Union and was a Kentucky Colonel.  

He is survived by his loving wife Shirley R. Farley Mills of Catlettsburg; a brother Lonnie Mills of Stewart, Fla.; grandchildren, Jeremy Mills, Douglas Brian Mills, Amanda Joann Cloonan; great grandchildren, Jeremy Dale Cloonan, Douglas Ethan Mills, Taylor Nicole Cloonan, Madelynn Marie Mills and Alyssa Jane Mills.

Funeral services will be held at the Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Beckley, on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. Visitation will be from noon until service time. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Visitation in Ashland will be on Saturday evening October 27, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel.

Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhome.com

The family is being assisted by Steen Funeral Home, Ky. and Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Laura Mullins

Laura Mullins, age 93, of Beaver, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Greystone Inn.

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



Charles MacArthur ‘Mack’ Prince

Charles MacArthur “Mack” Prince, age 68, of 523 Kimberly Court, Daniels, W.Va., passed away Dec. 16, 2011, after a long illness.

Born at Blue Jay, W.Va., on Aug. 13, 1943, he was the son of Charles Edward Prince and Mary Rollyson Prince Reed.

He served in the U.S. Army, worked for the City of Beckley many years, while employed for David Hill Concrete, they built the New River Gorge Bridge.

He was a member of the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department, where he had many friends at Bingo.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Charles ; a daughter, Denisea Calloway; a sister, Barbara Prince Cogar; nephew, Robert Kincaid, and a niece, Ramona Kincaid.

Those left to cherish his memory is a daughter, Stephanie James and husband, Mike of Hurt, Va.; two grandchildren, Sally Bailey and Ryan Bailey of Beckley; a brother, Kirk Prince and wife, Billye of Shreveport, La.; a sister, Rebecca Prince Gilkerson of Beaver; two half brothers, Paul Prince and Luther Ray Prince; three half sisters, Edna McDaniel, Linda Lilly, and Diane Bowling.

He will be missed very much by his nieces, Kimberly Prince, Karen Kincaid, Pam Thompson and Teresa Blevins. Also his life long friend, Melvin Cox and wife, Sarah of Beaver, and dear friends, Bobby and Terry Ewing of Beaver.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department, with the Rev. Fred Gunter officiating.

Donna Jean Ellis Bartram Royals

ROBINETTE — Donna Jean Ellis Bartram Royals, 55, of Robinette,  passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2012, at the Greenville Freewill Baptist Church at Greenville with Rev. Allen James Sprouse assisted by Rev. P. J. Tomblin officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday at the church and one hour prior to services on Friday.

Online condolences may be sent to www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com

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



Naomi Catherine Stewart Short

Naomi Catherine Stewart Short of Beckley, formerly of Baileysville and Matheny, lost her battle with cancer and congestive heart disease; she departed this life Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

Born October 7, 1939, Catherine was the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Beulah Elkins Stewart. She was a 1958 graduate of Oceana High School. She attended Concord University and was employed by Wyoming County Schools as a school secretary.

Catherine had a great love of music. In addition to playing various instruments in the Oceana High School band, she was an accomplished pianist and teacher. It was not uncommon for her piano playing to fill the house. Though she may have been passionate about music, Catherine’s true passion was that of being a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her four children and three grandchildren. All who knew her would agree that Catherine’s light truly shined when she was performing the loving and caring task of wife, mother and grandmother. Her light shall continue to shine on through these children and all to follow.

Catherine is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joe Short. Also surviving are her children, Greg Short of Manassas, Va., Chuck and Judy Short of Perryville, Ky., Myra Short of Beckley, Jeanne Short and Sherry White of Virginia Beach, Va.; one grandson, Tyler; two granddaughters, Kaile and Mackenzie; and one brother, Emerson Stewart of Matheny.

A celebration of Catherine’s life will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Evans Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, Oceana. The Rev. James Milam will officiate. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, October 26, at the funeral home.

For further information or, to leave online condolences, please visit www.evans-funeralhome.com

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Short family.

 

Rev. George Allen "Bud" Thompson

Rev. George Allen "Bud" Thompson, age 78, of Beckley, passed away on Wednesday,  October 24, 2012, at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness.

Born on February 1, 1934 in Jonben, WV, he was the son of the late Ollie Faye Adkins Thompson and Bynum Thompson.

  Rev. Thompson was retired from the US Army after 23 years of service. He was a former coal miner, and retired from Southern States in Oak Hill, WV.

Rev. Thompson was an ordained minister of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. He served as an assistant pastor at Beckley Praise Church in Beckley. He enjoyed cooking and studying the Bible, sharing his faith in God.

Rev. Thompson was preceded in death by his first wife, Kitty  Thompson, by three brothers, and a sister.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife Nancy Collins Hall Thompson.      His children, George A. "Buddy" Thompson of Beckley, Billie Davis and her husband Ben of Mt. Holly, NC, Tammy Butler and her husband Bill of Prosperity, Robert Hall and his wife Suzi of Dallas, Georgia, Richard Hall and his wife Tracy of Beckley, David Hall and his wife Mary of Germantown, Maryland, and Douglas Hall and his wife Sarah of Beckley.

Two sisters, Ruby Murdock and her husband Cecil of Shady Spring, Phyllis James of Beckley, and many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life Of Rev. George "Bud" Thompson on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley at 3 p.m., with Rev. Paul Chapman and Rev. Dennis Haga officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

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

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #32 Honor Guard.

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.



Robin Lester Zimmerman

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Robin Lester Zimmerman, of Charleston, formerly of Hico, W.Va., passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Born April 25, 1955, daughter of Cora Phipps and the late Eddie Phipps, whom was her step father.

Robin had worked as a mortgage banker, and was also employed with Fairfax County Board of Education as Special Education teaching assistant. She was also a contractor for various construction affiliates. She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening and working in her flower bed. She also liked the Washington Redskins and enjoyed NASCAR. She doted on her grandchildren and her cat, Taz.

In addition to her step father, she was preceded in death by first husband Brian and daughter Brianna; and her grandparents, Van and Angie Lester.

In addition to her mother, those left to cherish her memory include her husband, David Zimmerman, at home; brother, Keith and wife Jo of Dickerson, Md.; step daughter, Stephanie Stevens of Bristow, Va., and Karen Vasser of Buena Vista, Va.; and two special grandchildren, Taylor and Ryan of Bristow.

Services to celebrate Robin’s life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2012, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley, with Rev. F.D. Sexton and Rev. Glen Dryden officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

Pallbearers will be family.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Friday, at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other information available via roseandquesenberry.net

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.