The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 25, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

Carol J. Tanner

Carol J. Tanner, 77, of Beckley went home to be with our Lord after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, November 23, 2013.

Born November 24, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Ola McGuire.

She is also preceded in death by her brother Dr. Carl Houston McGuire.

Carol retired from Beckley National Bank after working for more than 30 years. She was a member of Faith Community Church in Beckley. She loved watching and playing with her great-grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband John E. Tanner; children Greg Tanner and wife Patsy, Steve Tanner and wife Donna, Lisa Chapman and husband Ronnie, and Jennifer Tanner Jenkins all of Beckley. Also surviving are her grandchildren, John Chapman and wife Amanda, James Chapman, Gary Tanner, and Stephanie Tanner, and great-grandchildren, Makyeun, Azariah, and Jailyn Chapman. A sister Ramona Ison of Locust Grove, Virginia, and Aunt Edith McDonald of Shady Spring also survive.

Services will be Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Beckley with Pastor Sam Peterson officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 12 to  2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be John Chapman, James Chapman, Gary Tanner, Jim Aleshire, Gary Epling and Rick Jones.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at the Bowers Hospice House.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801, in memory of Carol Tanner.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV.