The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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November 30, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Nov. 30, 2012


Kathy May Riley

Kathy May Riley, 41, of Glen White, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary Inc., Beckley.

Phyllis Elliott Sheets

GREEN BANK — Phyllis Elliott Sheets, 76, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale, with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Burial will follow in Arbovale Cemetery. Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

Earl Frederick Shrewsbury

Earl Frederick Shrewsbury, 73, of Coal City, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

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

Clarence E. Slatton Jr.

BARGER SPRINGS — Clarence E. Slatton Jr., 72, of Barger Springs, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, following a long illness.

Born on November 17, 1940, in Warrior, Ala., he was the son of the late Clarence E. Slatton Sr., and Clarabelle Simmons McAlpine Slatton Greene.

Mr. Slatton was employed by the WV DNR as a Fire Warden in Wyoming County, a car salesman, and a real estate salesman. He also served his community as a Notary Public for 35 years. He enjoyed listening to Bluegrass music, camping, fishing, and living life to the fullest.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul McAlpine and Chester McAlpine, and two sisters, Willadene McAlpine Stewart and Josephine Slatton Stewart.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Carol Sue Bragg Slatton of Barger Springs; two sons, Tim Slatton (Ann) of Forest Hill, W.Va., Ricky Lee Slatton (Kathy) of Lindside, W.Va., and one daughter, Clara Slatton Mitchell of Hilldale, W.Va.

He is also survived by one granddaughter, Yvonne Slatton, and six grandsons, Anthony Slatton (Laura), Brandon Mitchell (Carrie), Ricky Ray Slatton, Bradley Mitchell, Steven Slatton (Sarah), and Jessy Slatton (Alisha); one brother, Joseph McAlpine, two sisters, Magdalene McAlpine Stewart, and Geraldine Slatton Maag (Bill); nine great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter; his extended family in Alabama and the Deep South; and a special friend, Johnny Mack Brown.

In keeping with his wishes, he has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of donations, the family requests that you ‘pay it forward’ — do a favor for a friend or neighbor in honor of him, as he always tried to help others. He loved people.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

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