The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 28, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, Jan. 28, 2013


Opal Neva Reed

Opal Neva Reed, age 88, of Lanark, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013, at her home following an extended illness,

Born February 7, 1924, in Grandview, WV, to the late James Hendricks and Heddie Marshall Hendricks.

Mrs. Reed was a homemaker and enjoyed working her jigsaw puzzles. She also attended Stanaford Missionary Baptist Church. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Raleigh M. Reed; grandparents, Elijah and Virginia Marshall; brothers, Emory, Bill, and Wannie Hendricks; and sisters, Ethel Martin and Helen Hughart.

Those surviving include her children, Carolyn Hitt (Clifton) of Ripley, WV, Helen Stover (Jimmie) of Goodview, VA, Dean Reed of Lanark, and Raleigh Reed (Pam) of South Port, NC; grandchildren, Emily, Melanie, Johnette, Matthew, Michael, Bill, Racheal, Kathryn, and Shannon; 15 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside rites and committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Sunset Memorial Park on Harper Road in Beckley with Pastor George Wood officiating. Interment will follow in the cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Heather and Cookie of Hospice of Southern WV and also to their neighbors.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that all donations be sent to Hospice of Southern West Virginia.

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

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

Vernon W. Sears

FAYETTEVILLE — Vernon W. Sears, 69, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

Arrangements are pending at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Thelma Mae Pozzie Vance

OAK HILL — Thelma Mae Pozzie Vance, 87, of Oak Hill, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013, at CMC Memorial.

Thelma was born June 30, 1925, at Longacre, WV. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Oak Hill Apostolic Holiness Church for 40 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five of six siblings, and her husband William Vance.

Those left to cherish her memory include all her children, Mary Jane Wood of Belle, WV, Paul Pozzie and his wife Suzanne of Charleston, WV, David Lee Pozzie and his wife Reyna of Costa, WV, Anna K. Pozzie of Culloden, WV, Stephen L. Pozzie and his wife Carolyn of Oak Hill, Melissa Hubert and her husband Chris of Lake Station, Indiana, and Michael Prather; sister Mary L. Sparkman of Crown Hill, WV; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Her remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main Street, Oak Hill, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and where the funeral will be held 1 p.m. Friday, with Pastor Carlos Lewis and Rev. Fuller officiating. Entombment will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

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