The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 30, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Chad Wilson Brown

MONROE, Ga. — Chad Wilson Brown, age 34, Monroe, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013.

Born September 7, 1979 Beckley, he was the son of Paul Keith Brown and Beverly Jean Thompson Brown of Jefferson, Ga.

Mr. Brown was a 1998 graduate of Jackson County Comprehensive High School, where he was a member of the FFA, and was an avid animal lover. He attended Gwinnett Tech and was a Lead Welder at Caterpillar Inc. in Bogart, GA.

Survivors include his parents, Paul and Beverly Brown, brother, Doug Brown all of Jefferson, grandmother, Margaret Meadows of Gallaten, Tenn., niece and nephew, Trey and Emma Brown of Clover, S.C., uncle, Fred (Jean) Thompson of Ballengee, W.Va., Steven (Patti) Brown of Gallenten, Tenn., cousins, Jason Brown and Seth Thompson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church at Ballengee with Pastor Clark Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery at Ballengee. Friends may call from 12 noon until time of services on Friday at the church.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. com

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.


David Lee Church

ELSEGUNDO, Calif. — David Lee Church, 55, of Elsegundo, formerly of Beckley, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the UCLA-Harbor in Torrance, Calif.

Born on January 26, 1958 in Mullens, he was the son of Rita Tabor Church Robinson of Beckley and the late Rev. Gerald B. Church. He was also the step son of Danny Robinson of Beckley.

David was an engineer for Chevron in California. He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and WV Institute of Technology at Montgomery, WV.

He was of member of the Beckley Church of God, and had made his home in California for the past 10 years. Prior to moving to California, he owned and operated a restaurant on the Island of Grand Turk in the British West Indies. David and his friend Dennis Foster enjoyed bike riding along the Redondo and Venice beaches. He was a scuba diver, enjoyed NASCAR, and also spending time with friends and family. 

In addition to his father, his grandparents, Lawrence and Icie Church and Charlie and Lillie Tabor preceded him in death.

Surviving other than his mother, Rita Church Robinson, include his fiancé, Stacy Rocca of El Segundo, Calif.; his brother, Phil Church and his wife Valerie of Talcott; three nephews,  Phillip, Adam and Daniel Church. Several great nieces and nephews are also surviving.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Church of God Family Worship Center, on Pinewood Drive, in Beckley, on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Stacy Dingess and Rev. Boyd England officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens at Princeton. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Pallbearers will be men of the Church of God Worship Center congregation. Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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