The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

December 24, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, December 24, 2013


David Earl Acord

David Earl Acord, 80, of Jesse, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. 

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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

 

Norma Fann

Norma Fann, 80, of Amigo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

Arrangements are pending with Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.

 

William Hammond Farrell

William Hammond Farrell, 87, of Venice, Fla., and Forest Hill died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Venice.

Arrangements are pending completion at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.

 

Lloyd Graham

Lloyd Graham, 89, of Midway, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete.

Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, is serving the Graham Family.

 

Eleanor Ann Hawley

Eleanor Ann Hawley, 71, of Beckley, passed away on Dec. 20, 2013, following a short illness.

Arrangments are incomplete at this time.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary. com.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley, WV.

 

Gary Michael Hellems

Gary Michael Hellems, 64, formerly of Hinton, residing at Forest Hill, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.

Born June 7, 1949, in Kanawha County, he was the son of the late James H. “Buck” and Grace Perkins Hellems.

Mike was a former employee of Sterling Smokeless where he worked as a coal mine surveyor. He later retired as an officer of the WV Public Service Commision. Mike was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memory include one son, Keith Hellems and wife Debra, of Ripley; one daughter, Rebecca Hellems, of Blacksburg, Va.; five granddaughters, Eden Hellems, of Ripley, Shayanne Hellems, of Forest Hill, Kylie Cyrus, of Princeton, and Hannah and Dayton Lemon, of Blacksburg, Va.; two grandsons, Michael Hellems, of Ripley and David Lemon, of Blacksburg, Va.; one step-grandson, Brian Bays, of Boise, Idaho; one great-grandson, Xander Joefield, of Ripley.

Memorial services will be 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Friends may call at the funeral parlors from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. At Mike’s request, the body has been cremated.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. com.

 

Alice Faye Lilly

Alice Faye Lilly, 66, of Hinton, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. after a long illness.

Arrangements are pending completion at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.

 

Myrtle Bailey Meadows

Myrtle Bailey Meadows, 88, of Dublin, Va., died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in the Highland Ridge Rehab Center, Dublin, Va.

She was born in Montcoal on Dec. 4, 1925, and was the daughter of the late Marshall and Maude Massey Bailey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Freeman (Red) Meadows and by her siblings, Troy Bailey, Grady Bailey, Sylvia Rhodes, Goldie Banks and Gene Bailey.

Mrs. Meadows worked for over 40 years and retired from Stanard Supply Store No. 7 in Montcoal. She lived the last 14 years in Dublin, Va.

Surviving include children and spouses, David and Kim Meadows, of Whitesville, Sharon and Gary Meadows, of Dublin, Va., and Jennifer Bailey, of Huntington; grandchildren and spouses, Wesley and Melissa Jarrell, of Dublin, Va., Teresa and Ben Wright, of Dublin, Va., Matthew and Rebecca Meadows, of Cool Ridge, Chris and Jolene Meadows, of Apex, N.C., and Kelsey Meadows, of Whitesville; great-grandchildren, Mikayla Jarrell, Hudson Jarrell, Meadow Wright, and Candice Meadows.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at 2 p.m. from the Miller Cemetery, Rock Creek. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Special thanks to the management and staff of Highland Ridge Nursing Home, Dublin, Va., for the special care that was given.

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.

 

Maxine Raye Martin Pendleton

Maxine Raye Martin Pendleton, 81, of Beaver, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

Arrangements are pending with Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive Beckley, WV.

 

Roger Plumley   

Roger Plumley, 57, of Maple Fork, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at his home. 

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.

 

Mattie Jane Ward Richmond

Mattie Jane Ward Richmond, of Hinton, passed into the loving hands of God, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at home with her family, at the beautiful age of 82.

Mattie was the seventh child of eleven given to the late Felisha Arvela Berry Ward and Matthew Ward of Sandstone.

Those waiting to welcome her home are her husband of 60 years, Homer Ellison Richmond; a son, Jeddy Ellison Richmond; a grandson, Gary Nelson Richmond; and a son-in-law, George A. Sharp.

Our mother loved the beautiful sunsets on Chestnut Mountain, watching the wildlife on her farm, watching her flower and vegetable gardens grow, and being a loving mother and grandmother.

She loved God and now departs this life, with words of wisdom. — 2 Peter 1:19

Those left to cherish her memories are three daughters, Shirley Mae Sharp, of Pikeville, Ky., Judy Faye Marcoyiannakis and husband Orestis, of Richmond, Va., and Joyce Kay Richmond, of Sandstone; three sons, Eddie Nelson, of Hinton, Danny Wilson, of Hinton, and Gary Wayne Richmond and wife Karen, of Hinton; two sisters, Felisha Mae Hamm of Ohio, and Gladys Flichum, of Va.; two brothers, Lloyd Ward, of Sandstone, and Jimmy Ward and wife Sue, of Pipestem; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Benny Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Bragg Cemetery at Hix. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at the funeral parlors. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. com.

 

Betty J. Scott

Betty J. Scott, 89, of Meadow Creek, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Summers Co. ARH following a short illness.

At Betty’s request, an entombment will follow at the Greenbrier Burial Park in Hinton at a later date.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. com.

 

Eugene Vest Sheppard

Eugene Vest Sheppard, 67, of East Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Whipple, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.

Arrangments are incomplete.

Arrangments are entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley, WV.

 

Elsie May Beals Taylor

Elsie May Beals Taylor, 95, of Wriston, died on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Hilltop Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hilltop.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Charles Webb officiating.

Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

 

Robert ‘Peewee’ Warner

Robert “Peewee” Warner, 54, of Pineville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Warner Family.

 

Bessie Jean Young Withrow

Bessie Jean Young Withrow, 82, of Oak Hill, passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.

She was born Dec. 2, 1931, at Mammoth.

She was greatly loved and will be missed by many. Those left behind to cherish her memories are her husband, Jewell Withrow; her children, Larry Withrow and his wife Gail, of Fayetteville, Sherri Morris and her husband David W., of Oak Hill, and Kerri Wriston and her husband Ermel, of Kincaid; her grandchildren, Kristy Withrow Naternicola, Lindsay Morris Williamson, Jarred Morris, Casey Grubb, and Jayme Grubb; and three great-grandchildren, Alex, Brooke and Chesney.

Bess was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to visit with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading and working at Cook’s Department Store in Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

 

Michael William Workman

Michael William Workman, 51, of Cyclone, departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Rev. Jackie Lusk officiating.

He will be laid to rest in Brown Cemetery, Cyclone. Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.

 

Phyllis June Young

Phyllis June Young, 58, of Hinton, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Hilldale after a long illness.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at the Adkins Cemetery at Tempa with Pastor Pete Cook officiating. There will be no visitation. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at cemetery.

Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. com

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.