The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 29, 2014

Obituaries — Saturday, March 29, 2014


Ross Hutchens

Mr. Ross Hutchens of Beckley, died Friday, March 28, 2014.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Mary Jane Sweeney Jones

PETERSTOWN — Mary Jane Sweeney Jones, 86, of Peterstown, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014. 

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Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.  

Era Ruby Kemp

BRADENTON, Fla. — Era Ruby Kemp,  89, of Bradenton, formerly of Clay, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 31, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville. Burial will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery at Strange Creek. Friends may call from 3:30 until 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.


Mazie Lane

BUD MOUNTAIN — Mazie Lane, 90, of Bud Mountain, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Princeton Community Hospital following a long illness.

Born September 17, 1923, at White Oak, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary McComas.

Mazie was a lifelong resident of Bud Mountain and a homemaker. Her hobbies included gardening, canning, cooking, and quilting. Mazie loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Mazie is preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Amos Lane; two brothers, Luther McComas and Auldie McComas; a son-in-law, Roy Hagy; and a grandson, Jimmy Burrell.

Those left to cherish her memory are her nine children, Annie Hagy of Mullens, Ruby Burrell and her husband, Paul, of Princeton, Shirley Coffman and her husband, James, of Princeton, Mart Lane and his wife, Barbara, of Bud Mountain, Estel Lane and his wife, Phyllis, of Lashmeet, Joann Lester and her husband, Patton, of Bud, Jerry Lane and his wife, Janet, of New Richmond, Laura Lusk and her husband, Ronald, of Bud Mountain, and Debbie Tolliver and her husband, Buddy, of Hotchkiss; two sisters, Laura Lane of Bud Mountain and Nannie Adkins of Key Rock; 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, at Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William O. Tolliver officiating. Burial will follow in Mullins Family Cemetery, Bud Mountain.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask donations of sympathy be made to Amedisys Hospice of Bluefield, 3879 Maple Acres Road, Bluefield, WV 24701. 

The family of Mazie Lane is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

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