The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 4, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, June 4, 2014


John Joseph Holovic Jr.

CHARLESTON — John Joseph Holovic Jr., 75, of Charleston, went to be with the Lord Friday, May 30, 2014, at home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Holovic, and his daughter Teresa O’Connor.

He was a retired clerk and mail carrier for the U. S. Postal Service and a member of the Bible Center Church, Charleston. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 - 1961.

He is survived by daughter, Cathi Holovic Richards of South Charleston; two sons: Daniel J. Holovic, (Valeska Schrader) of Beckley, Scott E. Holovic of Raleigh, NC; stepson, Mark Holtsclaw of Fishers, IN, and step-daughter, Melondy Mooney of Charleston; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Service will be 12 noon on Friday, June 6, 2014, at Bible Center Church 100 Bible Center Drive, South Charleston, with Pastor Chad Cowan officiating. Entombment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the church.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, is assisting the family.

Franklin Delano Jacks

MOUNT HOPE — Franklin Delano Jacks, 78, of Mount Hope, died on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Hilltop Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hilltop, W.Va.

Born June 19, 1935, at Liggett, Ky., he was the son of the late Willie and Louise Stines Jacks.

He was a retired co-owner/operator for Plastics Factory in Akron, Ohio and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Franklin was the last survivor of his three brothers and three sisters. He has preceded in death by his long time companion, Clara Burgess.

Survivors include step daughter, Brenda Burgess of Oak Hill; granddaughter, McKayla Burgess of Oak Hill; two nieces, Patricia Garcia and Debra Jacks; and nephew, Lonnie Wykle.

Also surviving are extended family, Jennifer Underwood and family; sisters-in-law, Roberta Jacks, Barbara Williams and Dorothy Sawyer, along with several additional nieces and nephews.

At his request, Mr. Jacks was cremated. Graveside rites and committal will be on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill with Pastor Jennifer Underwood officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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