The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 15, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013


Margaret ‘Ann’ Mills McPherson

Margaret “Ann” Mills McPherson, 71, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.

A celebration of her life will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Freedom Ministries on Grandview Road.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Harry Thomas Milam

Harry Thomas Milam passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.

He was from Beckley, West Virginia; he was the son of the late Craig Milam and Lottie Dyson Milam.

He is preceded in death by his first wife Opal Milam, brothers Buck Milam, Franklin James Milam, children Buddy Dwayne Milam, Thomas Wesley Milam and Bobbie Jean Hale.

Surviving are wife, Phyllis Irene Milam; daughters, Mary E Matheny, Kathy E Frame, Penny A Young, all of Beckley; grandchildren Neal Hale, Finley Hale, Angie Wood, all of Florida; Jimmy E Stone of Clover, S.C., Lawrence Richards II of Beckley, Amber Rainey of Rock Hill, S.C., Andrew Richards of Beckley, Melanie McVey and Manda McVey of Beckley, Thomas Wesley Milam II, Michael Milam, Opal Milam and Dwayne Milam; several great-grandchildren. Also stepchildren Lisa Lambert, Sandra Williams-Shrewsbury, Larry Lambert, Les Lambert and stepgrandchildren.

Mr. Milam was a police officer in Raleigh County for several years and a retired coal miner. He enjoyed walking and gardening.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at 1 p.m. at True Word Baptist Church with Rev. David Joyce officiating. Interment will follow at True Word Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at True Word Baptist Church.

Cox-Needham Funeral Home of Pilot Mountain (, is respectfully serving the Milam family.

Freddie F. Miller

HANS CREEK ROAD — Freddie F. Miller, 69, of Hans Creek Road, Greenville, passed away Sunday Jan. 13, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown,

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