The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 10, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013


Gillie Bethleen McCoy

RENICK — Gillie Bethleen McCoy, 89, of Renick, WV, went to be with the Lord Thursday, August 8, 2013. She was born Sept. 4, 1923, and lived all her life on Leonard Cordova Road, Spring Creek, WV.

What a special day it was nearly 90 years ago when God gave you life and, through you, gave us life. Although hearts are broken, we are thankful for the time we had to share with our mother. Throughout these years, mom devoted her life to caring for those she loved. She dedicated her life early to the Lord; her door was open and a meal prepared for all who came.

Bethleen was the daughter of the late George and Lula Bell Baldwin Lewis and was raised by her grandparents Frank and Mary Crouse Lewis.

Other than her parents and grandparents she was preceded in death by Tom McCoy, her husband of 67 years, stepmother Ethel Crane Lewis, daughter-in-law Peggy, grandson Keith, brothers James, Lacy, Melvin, Hobert, Orville, Harry, Henry and a sister, Lula Bell.

Those left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Eveleenia (Pastor Marshall Cochran), sons Hobert (Mickey), Eugene (Nadine), Darrell, Dale (companion Anna Bell), sisters Wanda (Don), Mary (Wilburn) brothers Sidney, Bradford, Robert, sister-in-law Samuella, 16 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Frankford with Rev. Marshall Cochran officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Brushy Flat.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Florence Ann Morris McQueen

PAGE — Florence Ann Morris McQueen, 83, of Page, WV, died on Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV.

Born October 30, 1929, at Montgomery, WV, she was the daughter of the late Eugene R. and Yula Faye Robinson Morris.

Mrs. McQueen was a member of the Page Church of God. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Eddie B. McQueen; sisters, Norma Hall, Hazel McClanahan, and Julia Ramsey; and brothers, Eugene Morris and Robert Morris, preceded her in death.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Gail Robertson of Fayetteville, Debbie Kay Butner of Oak Hill and Beverly A. Hayes of Virginia; sisters, Betty Griffiis of Indiana, Edna Shrewsbury of Virginia, Virginia Phillips of Oak Hill and Gloria Mooney of Ohio; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be on Monday, August 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Delmas Wolfe and Pastor Jim Elmore officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

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