The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 25, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Jan. 27, 2013


Pauline Snead Reed

Pauline Virginia Snead Reed, 92, of the Pleasant Hills Community, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

William George Roman

William George Roman, age 83, of Bradley, went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at the Bowers Hospice House, following a long illness.

Born on February 20, 1929, at Sanger, W.Va., to the late Mike and Rosa Benis Roman.

Mr. Roman was a United States Army Veteran and served during the Korean War Conflict. After serving his country he was a welder by trade and worked for the Beckley Water Company until he became disabled. He was a proud member of the Disabled American Veterans Association. He enjoyed the outdoors and working on anything mechanical. He was also of the Christian faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Idore, John, Harry, and Joe Roman; sisters, Annie Roman Crouch and Mattie Roman Smith; and his dog of 17 years, Spike.

Those surviving include his wife of 54 years, Mrs. Hazel Evans Roman, at home; daughters, Ellen Roman Moore (Calvin) of Mt. Hope, Karen Roman Small (John) of Bradley; sister, Dorothy Roman Clay of Easton, Pa.; two grandchildren, Michael Moore (Jaime) of Clemmons, N.C., and Kira Small of Bradley; and an abundance of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, with Pastor Gene Evans officiating, and military graveside rites being conducted by Oak Hill VFW Post 3110. Interment will then follow in the cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel, Beckley.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family would like to express gratitude to the nurses and doctors on the third and sixth floor who took such good care of Mr. Roman during his many stays at the Beckley VA Hospital. Also a special thanks to the wonderful, caring nurses at Bowers Hospice House for their tender loving care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available at

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha Street in Beckley.

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