The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 25, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Dr. Darrell Prater

Dr. Darrell Prater, 64, of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.

High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Tressie Imogene Ratliff

Tressie Imogene Ratliff, 79, of Hilldale, went to be home with the Lord, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Division following a short illness.

Born Dec. 26, 1933, at Talcott, she was a daughter of the late James William and Sadie Elizabeth Meadows Gill.

She was an active member of the Pence Springs Community Church. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Summers County. Imogene was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Elmo Gill; two grandsons, Christopher “Del Ray” McGuire and James Eli Gill; four brothers, Walter Gill, Cecil Gill, Kenneth Gill, and Willard Gill; and two sisters, Madeline Adkins and Nellie Catherine Gill.

Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Deborah Gill and Larry Tincher, of Oak Hill, and Tressie Bennett, of Hilldale; one son, Evert Eli Gill and Sandy Anderson, of Hilldale; three brothers, Irvin L. Gill and Iveta, of Ballard, James William Gill, of Monroe County, and Russell Alvin Gill, of Marie; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Roger Persinger officiating.

Burial will follow in the Gill Cemetery at Hilldale.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral parlors.

Jeff Bennett, Garland Adkins, Glendon “Bubby” Cales, Marshall Meadows, Derick Triplett, Paul Weikle, and Junior Gill will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.

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