The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 29, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013


Danny Earl Shumate

PINEVILLE — Danny Earl Shumate, 53, of Pineville, died Sept. 27, 2013.

In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Adell ‘Bitt’ Simpson

GILBERT — Adell “Bitt” Simpson, 77, of Gilbert, died Saturday, Sept. 28.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert. Burial is in Davis Cemetery, Justice. Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at the funeral home.

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Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.

Frank P. Smith Jr.

GREENVILLE — Frank P. Smith, Jr., 86, of Greenville, WV, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Princeton Community Hospital following a long illness. 

He was born at Union, WV, Dec. 8, 1927, a son of the late Frank Pendleton and Jessie Pearl Parker Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Joyce Smith.

Mr. Smith was a retired Monroe County School Bus driver, a farmer, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Mt. Hedding United Methodist Church at Lillydale and the Farm Bureau. 

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Anna Marie Walthall Smith of Greenville; 3 children, Douglas Glenn Smith and wife, Gracie, of Chrisney, Ind., Anita Wells and husband, Michael, of Bluefield, Va., Wanda Smith and husband, Dwayne Hensley, of Greenville; 5 grandchildren, Masil and Travis Smith, Aaron and Adam Wells and Jessie Hensley; 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2013, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union, WV, with Rev. Herman Jones officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Hedding Cemetery at Lillydale, WV. 

Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home in Union from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2013.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

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