The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 5, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013


Antionette E. Lash

Antionette E. Lash, 64, of Beckley, departed her earthly home early Sunday morning, February 3, 2013, following an extended illness.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 21, 1948, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Clayton of Columbus, Ohio and the late David Smith.

Mrs. Lash was an insurance agent in West Virginia, a loving house wife for many years and also a faithful member of The Holiness Church of Jesus, where she sang many years in the choir.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her aunts, Katherine, Annie, Dorothy, Pearl, and Sally.

Left to cherish precious memories are: her loving husband, Edward E. Lash of Beckley; six brothers, Lemaitre of Charleston, WV, Glen of Cleveland, Ohio, Justin Jr. of Columbus, Ohio and Gustavo, Abram, and Daniel of Greensboro, NC; three sisters, Estella of Columbus, Ohio, Kathy of Cleveland, Ohio, and Diana of Greensboro, NC; two uncles, Douglas Smith of Beckley, and Lonnie Coleman of Detroit, Mich., and a host of nieces, nephew, and cousins.

The Homegoing Service will be 12 noon, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at The Holiness Church of Jesus, 127 Ringleben Street, Beckley, with Bishop Connie T. Scales officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

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

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Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

William L. ‘Bill’ Mann

TALCOTT — William L. “Bill” Mann, 82, of Talcott, passed away February 3, 2013, at Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a short illness.

Born September 23, 1930, at Talcott, he was the son of the late Everette L. and Florence C. Bostic Mann.

Bill was a retired machinist for C&O Railway with 43 years of service. He enjoyed farming, sharing stories, making people laugh and spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Bill was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Laura “Polly” Mann.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 62 years, Betty J. Mann, at home; one son, James W. Mann and wife Teresa of Hinton; one daughter, Rhonda Mann Hale and husband Gary of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren, Jamie Mann and partner Merenda Crotts of New Castle, VA, Joshua Mann and wife Zadia of Goodview, VA, Casey Hale and wife Kim of Phoenix, AZ and Adam Hale of Phoenix, AZ; three step grandchildren, Chris Bragg of Lost River, Michelle Bragg Comer of Huntington and Amy Bragg Crawford of Forest Hill; five great grandchildren, Lucas Mann, Sadie Mann, Mason Hale, Jackson Hale, Jocelyn Hale; two step great grandchildren, Candace Crawford and Leah Comer.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, with Pastor Dana Stalnaker officiating. Burial will follow in the Talcott Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until time of services at the funeral parlors.

Pallbearers will be Richard Hypes, Jamie and Josh Mann, Casey and Adam Hale and Josh Lee.

Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton.

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