The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 29, 2012

Obituaries — Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Mable Pearl Blankenship

PERSINGER — Mable Pearl Blankenship, 70, of Persinger, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Shirley Hellms officiating. Burial will follow in the Cox Cemetery, Birch River. Friends may call 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Ronald Lee Cook

GLOUCESTER, Va. — Ronald Lee Cook, 88, of Gloucester, formerly of Oceana, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

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

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

Paul Richard Hall Sr.

MCROSS — Paul Richard Hall Sr., 67, of McRoss, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012, at his home following a battle with cancer.

Born January 24, 1945, in Pocahontas County, he was the son of the late George B. Hall and Edith M. Morris.

Paul worked for MeadWesvaco for over 42 years, was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Viet Nam Conflict and was of the Baptist faith. He loved to travel, was a fan of the Atlanta Braves and an avid WVU fan.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter Melissa Shook; his first wife Brenda Kirk Hall; a sister Judy Ann Hall; two stepbrothers Mike and Pat McQuain; and a stepsister Pat Cordial.

Survivors include his wife Janice Bennett Hall; a son Paul Richard (Rick) Hall Jr. of Spotsylvania, Va.; a brother George Hall and wife Juanita of Rainelle; two sisters Nancy Kennedy and husband John of Philadelphia, Pa., and Frances White and husband Bob of Binghamton, N.Y.; a stepbrother Roscoe McQuain and wife Penny of Rainelle; three stepsisters Betty Dillon and husband Bob of Baltimore, Md., Charlotte Finnigan of New Jersey and Gail Hanshew and husband Gary of Green Sulphur Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, October 1, 2012, at Smathers Funeral Chapel with Pastor Fred Fryar officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville. Military honors will be presented by Oak Hill V.F.W. Post #3110.

Friends may call Sunday, September 30, at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

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