The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 25, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012


Nora Evelyn Williams Covey

ROCK — Nora Evelyn Williams Covey, 100, of Rock, died on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton.

Born October 10, 1911, at Willis Branch, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Elsie Phillips Williams.

Nora was a member of the Weirwood Community Church and faithfully attended the Rich Creek Baptist Church in Spanishburg. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Clarence Covey, sisters, Dorcas Kuhn and Hattie Bennett, and brothers, Harmon Williams, Cecil Williams, Russell Williams and Wilburn Williams, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, Shirley Humphrey and wife, Garnet, of Rock, and three sisters, Barbara Hartzell of Baltimore, Md., Stella Britt of New London, Ohio, and Mabel Mitchem of Beckley.

She was also survived by two grandchildren, Shirlene “Jane” Westrope and husband, Walt, of Lexington, Tenn., and Patricia Davis and husband, Ike, of Rock, and a great-grandson, Andre Buck and wife, Becky, of Rock.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home, in Mount Hope, with Pastor Tom Lilly and Pastor Ralph Calfee officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice Compassus, 120 Shaker Lane, Princeton, WV 24740.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Frances Evelyn Cox Williams Johnston

OAK HILL — Frances Evelyn Cox Williams Johnston, 76, of Oak Hill, died Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center following a short illness.

Born June 22, 1936, in Hix, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Elizabeth Bragg Cox.

She was preceded in death by her husband Tommy Joe Williams Sr. in 1995. Also, she was preceded in death by her daughter Kay Lanham; son, Jerry Dean Williams; grandson Tommy Walton Mullins Jr.; great-grandson Tyler Curtiss Hubbard; sister, Mary Lee Smith; and brother, Paul Cox.

Survivors include two daughters, JoAnn Mullins of Mossy and Debra Hylton of Coal City; one son, Tommy Joe Williams Jr. of Salem Gatewood Road; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Shifflet of Winchester, Va. Also surviving are her husband, Herman Johnston; his daughter Angela Miller; two sons, Brian Johnston and Michael Nowlin; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with Rev. Paul Basham officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

Online condolences may be sent to our website at

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

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