The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 30, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013


Roger White Cummings

OAK HILL — Roger White Cummings, 95, of Oak Hill, died on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the Glen Burnie Nursing Home in Richmond, Va.

Born September 7, 1917, at Wikel, W.Va., he was the son of the late Andrew and Marie Nelsie Whittaker Cummings.

He was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Shirley Donnelly Sunday School class.

Roger was a 1937 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley. He was retired from Riverton Coal Company at Krebs.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 45 years, Alma Pauline Copeland Cummings and his son, Michael Charles Cummings preceded him in death as did sisters, Bessie Cummings and Nona Arthur and brothers, Stanley, Selden and Compton Cummings.

Survivors include his wife, Iona Miller Cummings, a granddaughter, Cindi Cummings Jones and husband, Robert, four great grandchildren, Conard Michael Jones and wife, Ashley, Jonathan Jones, Zachary Jones and Rachel Jones and great-great grandson, Conard Criss Jones, all of Goochland, Va.

He is also survived by a stepdaughter, Joyce Kincaid and her husband, Carroll, along with their family: sons, Scott Kincaid, his wife, Rose and their children, Matthew and Rachel and Danny Kincaid; and daughter, Crystal Lewis, her husband, John and their daughter, Hannah; former daughter-in-law, Kay Criss and her son, Scott and his family as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Pastor David Sneed and Pastor Bryan Knight officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Shirley Donnelly Sunday School Class, c/o Oak Hill Baptist Church, 613 Lundale Drive, Oak Hill, WV 25901

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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