The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 27, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

Rebecca June Adkins

HINTON — Rebecca June Adkins, 61, of Hinton, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors. Burial will follow in the Adkins Family Cemetery at Freezeland Mtn. Friends may call at the funeral parlors from 11 a.m. until time of services.

Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.

Virginia Alls

LINDSIDE — Virginia Alls, 79, of Lindside, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Terry Cornegay officiating. Burial will follow in the Crosier Cemetery, Zenith. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of the services Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the funeral home.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Alls family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Louise Baker 

Louise Baker, 93, of the Bowling Addition, Beckley, died Friday, August 23rd, 2013, in a Beckley hospital.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, August 29th, at 1 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

The family will receive friends from noon until the service hour.  

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Crremation Center, Beckley.

Rita Botman

Rita Marie Botman, 86, of Beckley, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital, following a long illness.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Phyllis Gail Sawyers Capps

BACKUS MOUNTAIN — Heaven has received another angel, Phyllis Gail Sawyers Capps, age 59, of Jasper, Ala., went on to be with Jesus on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

Born March 2, 1954, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, she was the daughter of Charles “Cotton” Sawyers and Betty Jane Wenger Sawyers of Backus Mountain.

Phyllis was always laughing and having fun and was friends with everyone. Phyllis had worked as a maintenance administrator for A.T.& T. She was also a graduate of Meadow Bridge High School.

In addition to her parents, those left behind to cherish her memory include her husband, Paul G. Capps of Jasper, Ala.; a sister, Vickie Zickafoose and husband, L.A. of Backus Mountain; two brothers, Darrell Sawyers of Schaumburg, Ill. and Dale Sawyers of Backus Mountain; four nephews, Charles Sawyers and wife, Kathy of L.I.T.H., Ill., Brian Sawyers of Schaumburg, Ill., Eric Sawyers and wife, Jennifer of Layland and Jason Zickafoose and friend Kristen of Backus Mountain; one niece, Amy Zickafoose and friend, Matt of Natural Bridge, Va.

Friends may gather with the family on Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle. The body will then go back to New Horizon Funeral Home at Dora, Ala. and be buried at New Horizon Cemetery in Dora, Ala.

West Virginia visitation will be conducted by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

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