The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 3, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Dec. 3, 2012


Steven Andrew O’Dell

MOUNT NEBO — Steven Andrew O’Dell, 27, of Mt. Nebo, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, due to injuries sustained in a mining accident at Anjean.

Born April 30, 1985, in Charleston, he was the son of Brian Edward O’Dell of Green Valley and Valerie Michelle Arbogast Comer, of Summersville.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Andrew “Butch” O’Dell and great-grandfather Edward O’Dell.

Steven was an electrician for Alpha Mining Co., he was a member of the Mt. Urim Baptist Church of Green Valley, and had served in Iraq with the National Guard.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Caitlin Nicole McFerrin O’Dell; paternal grandmother, Peggy O’Dell of Green Valley, and great-grandmother Leda O’Dell of Green Valley, maternal grandparents Gene and Renona Arbogast of Nettie; two sisters, Cari Elizabeth Harper and husband, Douglas, of Green Valley and Britteny Danielle Taylor of Craigsville; and a nephew, Easton Brody Harper, and other extended family members Michael, Shannon, Sharon, Kenny, Shari, Robin, Maynard, Amanda, April, Callie and several other aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

A private funeral and entombment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to a trust fund to be established at BB&T Bank, 815 Northside Drive, Summersville, WV 26651, for their first expected child due in December.

Steven Owens

SAULSVILLE — Steven Owens, 55, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Owens family.

Sharon Smith

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Sharon Hendrick Church Smith, 59, of Jacksonville, NC, went to be with the Lord, Friday, November 30, 2012, at her home.

Born December 1, 1952, in Glen White, WV, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Athnel Hendrick.

Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. She is a member of the Freedom Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon Wednesday at Freedom Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church, Blue Creek Road, Jacksonville, with Reverend Ernest King officiating.

Survivors include her husband of 12 years, Randall Smith of Jacksonville; two sons, Jackson Smith of Jacksonville and Matthew Church and wife Sheri of Kernersville, NC; grandson, Carson Church of Kernersville; sister, Karen Kells and husband Jack of Edgewood, KY; nephew, Brian Sturgill and wife Vanessa of Erlanger, KY; great-nephews, Tanner and Tucker Sturgill of Erlanger, KY; and several aunts and uncles.

The family will receive friends at the church before the service from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville, North Carolina.

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