The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 30, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013


Lewanda Emily Hanshaw

SUMMERSVILLE — Lewanda Emily Hanshaw, 71, of Summersville, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 31, 2013, in the Zoar Cemetery at Keslers Cross Lanes, with Rev. Mark Coffman and Brother John Kearns officiating.  


The Waters Funeral Chapel in Summersville, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Elizabeth Meadows

 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mary Elizabeth Meadows, 73, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013.

Services will be 12 noon Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Jimmy Lester and Pastor Don Kelly officiating. Burial will follow at Hannah Lilly Cemetery, Odd, W.Va.

Friends may gather with the family Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr., Beckley.

Ron ‘Moose’ Dale Patrick

KIMBERLY — Ron "Moose" Dale Patrick, 43, of Kimberly, died on Monday, January 28, 2013.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. Paul Basham officiating. Burial will be at Rinehart Cemetery, Mossy.

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

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Edwin Ray ‘Eddie’ Pauley

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Edwin Ray “Eddie” Pauley, 54, formerly of Beckley, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his residence.

He was born September 8, 1958, in Winfield, Ala., the son of the late Rev. George Elden Pauley Sr. and Dorothy Riggs Pauley.

Eddie was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, attended Freewill Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tenn., and Beckley College. He also served his funeral apprenticeship with Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Beckley.

He had previously worked at Kroger’s in Beckley and at Bi-Lo, The Daily Independent and Family Dollar Store before retiring due to ill health. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Eddie was a sports enthusiast, especially a West Virginia fan and an avid Nascar fan.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Faith Baptist Church in Kannapolis, with a funeral service to follow at 7 p.m., officiated by Pastors James Pauley, Roger Pauley and Scott Pauley. The family will also receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at Cranberry Baptist Church, 201 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, from 6 to 8 p.m. A  committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Family and friends are invited to meet at Cranberry Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Friday to proceed to the mausoleum.

He is survived by his daughters, Hannah Elizabeth Pauley and Emily Ruth Pauley, both of Kannapolis, the mother of their children, Jennifer Pauley of Kannapolis; three brothers, George Elden “Sonny” Pauley Jr. (Florence) of MacArthur, W.Va., James Pauley (Nancy) of Mooresville, N.C., Roger E. Pauley (Marcia) of Mt. Hope, W.Va., a sister, Janet Toney (Gary) of Oak Hill, W.Va., three nephews and two nieces.

Online condolences may be left at

Whitley’s Funeral Home in Kannapolis and Melton Mortuary in Beckley, are assisting the family in their arrangements.

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