The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 13, 2012

Obituaries — Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012



Jerry Roland Cline

JUSTICE — Jerry Roland Cline, 62, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, with the Rev. Arville Cline officiating. Burial will follow in the Hatfield Cemetery at Sharon Heights, Hampden.

Friends may call from noon until time of the service Sunday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.


LaVerne Cisco Douglas

TALBOTT, Tenn. — LaVerne Cisco Douglas, 66, a native of Mingo County, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.

Service will be 12 noon Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert.

Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.


Kenneth Carl Goodson Sr.

OAK HILL — Kenneth Carl Goodson Sr., 75, of Oak Hill passed away Friday, October 5, 2012 at Bowers Hospice House.

Born May 17, 1937 at Oak Hill, the son of the late Clyde Miranda and Ella Mae Goodson.

Kenny was raised in Fayetteville, but also attended Oak Hill High School. He was a carpenter, builder and businessman owning several businesses throughout the Oak Hill and Fayetteville area. He served as member chairman of the Oak Hill zoning board. He was a member of Moose Lodge #1664 in Oak Hill, and a member of the National Rifle Association. He was of the Baptist faith.

Kenny joined the U.S. Army and proudly served his country. He married the love of his life, Drema Carol Dunivant Allen, in 1981 and they shared a wonderful happy life together. Kenny was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Kenny was preceded in death by a daughter Ann Saheh; grandson Seth Justus; five brothers Clyde Miranda, Jimmy Miranda, Charlie Reed, Harold Miranda, and Earl DeQuasie; and two sisters Mryna Miranda and Ruth Strote.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Drema Carol Goodson; Mary Ellison (the mother of his children); six children Teresa Lilly Peters of Beckley, Kenny Goodson, Jr. and Rachel of Fayetteville, Debbie and Sonny Craft of Oak Hill, Michael Todd Goodson and his fiancee Juanita Jones of Oak Hill, Mike and Genie Allen of Houston TX, and Fred and Judy Allen of Houston TX; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; also his sisters and brothers Loretta Wyche of Vero Beach FL, Juanita Gillespie and Kenny of Neese SC, Carol Burgess and Junior of Grandview WV, Barbara Antill and Randy of Newon Falls OH, Joyce Kralik and Larry of West Farmington OH, Russ Miranda and Jena of Windom OH, Jim Lee and Marilyn of Medina TN, Millie Merrison and O.J. of Newton Falls OH, Linda Spain of Niles OH, Donna-Rita Brown and Bob of Oklahoma, Charles Dunivant and Denise of Glendale AZ, Bernard Dunivant of NC, and Kerry and Judy Hamel of Michigan; many nieces and nephews; and best friends Virgil and Sissy Ivy of Oak Hill, Fred Allen Senior of Texas, and Billie and Fran Popp of Tennessee.

The family wishes to express their thanks to the Staff at Bowers Hospice House for all their wonderful help with Kenny; also to Pastor Eric Smith, his wife, and all the church members for all their prayers; thanks to Sonny and Debbie Craft for all their help and prayers; to Kenny and Rachel and Reverend Barker thanks for all the prayers; and to our neighbors Nick and Carmen Deangelo thanks for all they have done for us. To the Staff of High Lawn thank you for the wonderful way you took care of us, you were caring and considerate of our feelings, and you helped us in many ways.

In keeping with Kenny’s wishes, he was cremated.

Kenny is not forgotten. He will always be in our hearts! Remember all the good thoughts! He is free from pain now and he is walking with Jesus.

A Time of Remembrance will be held 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle, 124 Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill, with Pastor Eric Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to help with Kenny’s medical bills.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

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