The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

August 15, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, August 15, 2013

BECKLEY — Maggie Ann Kessler Birt

OAK HILL — Maggie Ann Kessler Birt, 49, of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with Rev. Emmitt Patterson officiating.  Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Birt family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

Howard A. Bowles

MEADOW BRIDGE — Howard A. Bowles, 69, of Lockbridge Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at his home.

Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

James E. Dix

HINES — James E. Dix, 75, of Hines, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle, with Pastor Gary Eisenman officiating. Burial will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Judith Elaine Ingram

ANSTED — Judith Elaine Ingram, 70, of Ansted, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the Greenbrier Manor in Fairlea, following an extended illness.

Born Dec. 7, 1942, at Page, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ernest L. and Thelma Miller Ingram.

Judith was a homemaker and loved sewing, crafts and especially making flower arrangements.

She was a member of the Lover’s Leap Baptist Church of Ansted.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph, Ernest Jr., James and Johnny Ingram, and an infant brother, Robert Ingram; five sisters, Ruth, Margaret, Imogene, Anna Grace and Mary.

Those left to cherish her memory are several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill, with Pastor Ron George officiating.

Friends may gather with the family from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wallaceandwallace

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., of Ansted.

Seth Andrew Martin

CHARMCO — Seth Andrew Martin, 20, of Charmco, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

Christopher Evan Maynor

OAK HILL — Christopher Evan Maynor, 27, of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday August 12, 2013.

Services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Junior Calvert officiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park at Oak Hill.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

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.

Bryan McClung

LANSING — Bryan McClung, 57, of Lansing, passed away early Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at his residence in Lansing.

Born April 6, 1956, in Ronceverte, hew as the son of the late Charles Witt and Mildred Shearl McClung.

Bryan was a graduate of WVU, a former educator in Greenbrier and Kanawha County schools. He enjoyed coaching children in sports and he was a guide on the New and Gauley Rivers. For the past 18 years he has been the proud owner of Chesnut Creek Campground.

Bryan was preceded in death besides his parents, two brothers, Carmon McClung and Dennis McClung.

Those surviving are his daughter, Sierra Hattier and his grandson, Tyler of Salt Lake City, Utah; two brothers, Mark McClung of Lewisburg and Alan McClung of Texas; an aunt, Iva Mae Jarrett of Charleston, W.Va. and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and a special cousin, Desiree Catalona, who has helped Bryan run the Chestnut Creek Campground for the last five years.

Celebration of  life will be 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at the McClung Family Farm at 710 Asbury Methodist Church Road, Asbury, W.Va. (call 304-445-6432 for directions) and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18th at the Chestnut Creek Campground at Lansing. Bring memories, photos, and musical instruments. Memorials may be made to Bryan’s daughter at Fayette County National Bank: Sierra Hattier.

Please end online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallace

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Bernard William Spinks Sr.

GALENA, Ohio — Bernard William Spinks Sr., 86, of Galena, our dear father went to join his son, Barry, his, parents, Harry and Sallie Spinks, along with brothers, Harry and Basil Spinks.

He is the last survivor of his immediate family. We will miss his knowledge, kind heart, gentle spirit and compassion.

He is survived by devoted wife of 58 years, Imogene Campbell Spinks; two daughters,  Star Spinks Webb (Larry) and Felicia Spinks; daughter-in-law, Shelly Spinks-Rowe; five  grandchildren, Annie, Katie, Becky, Sammie, and Bernie; three great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Peyton, and Carter.

Bernard was a U.S. Army WW II veteran, who saw the devastation of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on the southern tip of Japan.

In fulfillment of Bernard’s wishes, arrangements are private, except for graveside service at 2 p.m. in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, near Nallen on Saturday, August 17, 2013, with Pastor Dan Brown officiating.

Please send online condolences to:

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.  

Nola M. Treadway

FAYETTEVILLE — Nola M. Treadway, 97, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Fayette Continuous Care in Fayetteville.  

Online condolences and other information available at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.