The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 30, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013


Lafonda Denton

Lafonda Denton, age 67, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Ernest Dillard

Mr. Ernest Dillard of Beckley, died Sunday, January 27, 2013.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2013, at Welcome Baptist Church, 206 8th Street, Beckley, with Rev. David Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be emailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Lillie ‘Dolly’ Elizabeth Ellison

PETERSTOWN — Lillie “Dolly” Elizabeth Ellison, 95, of Peterstown, passed away, Sunday, January 27, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn.

Born November 23, 1917, in Greenville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Henry H. and Lula Burnette Long.

Dolly and her husband, Charlie, ran CR Ellison’s General Merchandise in Ballard, W.Va.,  for over 40 years. She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Ballard, a longtime member of the Ballard Women’s Club, the Hans Creek CEO’s and the Peterstown Chapter #118 Order of the Eastern Star.

Dolly was a 1935 graduate of the Greenville High School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Charlie Russell Ellison; a sister, Margie Broyles; three brothers, Burnard Long, Frank Long and Carl Long; and her son-in-law, Frank Owen Belcher Jr.

Those left to cherish her memory include a daughter, Nancy Belcher of Knoxville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Kara Belcher Cooley and husband, Matt of Nashville, Tenn., and Laurie Belcher Meyers and husband, Bret of Knoxville, Tenn., and five great grandchildren, Maggie Ellison Cooley, Lillie Clare Cooley, Caroline Marie Meyers, Molly Elizabeth Meyers, and Charlie Owen Meyers; and her sister-in-law, Virginia Long of Ballard.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 31st, 2013, at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Steve Howdock officiating. The burial will follow at the Orchard Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home in Peterstown from 5 to 7 p.m.  on Wednesday, January 30th.

The online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Ellison family at

The family requests flowers or memorial donations to First Missionary Baptist Church of Ballard, P.O. Box 64, Ballard, WV 24918.

Arrangments by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

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