The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 5, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013


Gladys Massey

RICHWOOD — Gladys Massey, 94, of Richwood, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Bonnie Keener officiating. Burial will follow in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.

Friends may call noon until 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at the funeral home.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Inc., Richwood.

Betty Skaggs Pauley

Betty Skaggs Pauley, age 64, of Shady Spring, went home to be with the Lord and her Mother and Father on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Bowers Hospice House, after a very brave fight with Leukemia.

Betty was born on May 5, 1948, to the late Chester and Thelma Fisher Skaggs in Beckley.

Left to cherish her memories are her sister Jane Scott Micchelli and her husband Richard of Denville, New Jersey and a nephew Mark Gravely of Hammonton, N.J.

Friends and helpers Dale Marsh of Shady Spring, Lucy Hackey of Shady Spring, and friend and caregiver Linda Prince and husband Paul of Shady Spring, and Linda’s family, Wendy, Bub, Nick, and Garrett Basham of Daniels, Nickie and Craig Bess and children Keegan, Kadee, Kolten, and Kerianna Mueller of Shady Spring, C.H., Shelly, Brent, and Jill Mitchell of Shady Spring, Matthew and Bay Mitchell of Maui and Tommy Mitchell of North Carolina. Also her very best friend and companion, Pippi, her 8-year-old Snauzer.

Betty enjoyed the 23rd Psalm, and Psalms 121, bowling, country/western music, King Tut Drive In, and shopping on QVC.

She had numerous jobs through the years including the Va. Bell system, Health Wise, Beckley Water Company, Cook Engineering, Beckley Police Department, and retired from the Cornerstone IGA in Daniels.

The family says a special thank you to Raleigh Cancer Center, BARH, Raleigh General Hospital, Ruby Memorial, and certainly to the Bowers Hospice House Staff for their loving care and kindness to Betty the last three weeks.   

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Betty’s body was cremated and a memorial service will be held in her memory at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, with Rev. John Hart officiating, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.

Friends may visit with the family one hour before the services at the funeral home.  

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

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