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

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.

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