The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 10, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013

Jonathan Lee Bibb

OAK HILL — Jonathan Lee Bibb, 18, of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at C.A.M.C. Memorial Division from injuries received in a vehicle accident.

Born April 21, 1995, at Beckley, the son of Michael Ray Bibb, Sr., of Oak Hill and the late Sherry Lee Buckland Bibb Greene.

He would have been a Senior this fall (2013 - 2014) at Oak Hill High School, where he was a member of the JROTC from 2009 - 2012 and the ROTC from 2012 - 2013.

He attended the Dothan Baptist Church.

He enjoyed four-wheeling, fishing, and hunting.

Jonathan was preceded in death by his mother Sherry Lee Buckland Bibb Greene; his stepfather Donnie Greene, his grandfather John A. Bibb, Jr., and his grandmother Rose M. Buckland.

Those left to cherish his memory include his father Michael Ray Bibb, Sr., and his stepmother Rhonda Adams of Oak Hill; his brothers and sisters Michael Ray Bibb, Jr., of Oak Hill, Levi Fenton of Page; Emily Bibb of Pineville, and Haley Bibb of Maple Fork; his grandmother Debbie L. Bibb of Oak Hill; his grandfather Lee Buckland of Scarbro, and his stepgrandmother Judy Buckland of Scarbro.

His remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, where the funeral will be held 1 p.m. Monday with Pastor Robert Morey officiating and where the family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of service. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

JoAnn Bika Blake

JoAnn Bika Blake, 74, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at her home in Beckley.

She was born on September, 9, 1938, in Skelton, W.Va., to John and Sylvia Catherine Perdue Bika.

JoAnn married Leaborn Averette (Pete) Blake in 1956. They were happily married for 57 years. Shortly after their marriage, JoAnn and her husband, Pete Blake, relocated to Baltimore, Md., where she enjoyed a rewarding career, a loving family and lasting memories. While in Baltimore, JoAnn worked at Maryland National Bank and Commercial Credit Equipment Corporation. Upon returning to Beckley, JoAnn continued her career at Commercial Credit and retired after 34 years of employment from United National Bank as Assistant Vice President. She attended the Oak Grove Christian Church.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents John and Catherine Perdue Bika, her brother James (Jimmy) Bika, sisters Shirley Faye Bika Puckett and Julia Bika Thompson.

JoAnn is survived by her husband Leaborn Averette (Pete) Blake of Beckley; her son Gary J Blake of Charleston, W.Va.; her daughter Gina Mahaffey and husband Allen of Mt. Hope, W.Va.; sister Debbie Bika Frey; a special grandson Allen Mahaffey II and wife Ashley Rizzi Mahaffey, grandchildren David, Jesse and RaDonna; special sister-in-law Bea Farley; brother-in-law Tommy Thompson; nieces; nephews; her extended loving family in Maryland, special lifelong friends Joe Kinnicki and Nellie Kern, formerly of Baltimore, Md., and numerous other relatives.

Visitation will be held at Rose & Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley on Saturday, August 10, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Funeral Services will be conducted at Rose & Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Sunday, August 11, at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Kelly Gowen officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Christian Church Cemetery, 273 Oak Grove Road, Beckley.

Pallbearers will be Allen Mahaffey II, Nick Rizzi, Steve Tanner, Kim Reed, Allen Mahaffey, Gary White.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

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

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