The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 19, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013


Edward Lee Pilkenton

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Edward Lee Pilkenton, 76, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

There will be a private family service at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Rev. Donald Trent officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Shanklin Funeral Home is serving the family.

Glada M. Richmond

Glada M. Richmond, 86, of Harper Heights, formerly of Wayside, died 9:45 a.m. Sunday, November 17, 2013.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2013, at the Pillar of Truth Church at Barger Springs with Pastors Orville Meadows and Leonard Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Ballengee. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services at the church on Thursday.

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

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Mark Robinson

PINEVILLE — Mark Robinson, 51, of Pineville, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013, following a sudden illness.

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Robinson family.

Jane Ann Samuels Simms

OAK HILL — Jane Ann Samuels Simms , 58, of Oak Hill, died on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Ernest Francis officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Madlene Smith

Madlene Smith, 83, of Crab Orchard, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013.

Born April 8, 1930, she was the daughter of the late James and Gladys Petrey Birchfield.

Madlene was a member of the Community Baptist Church on Whitby Fireco Road.

In addition to her parents, Madlene is preceded in death by her husband Willis Elmer Smith.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Terry Smith and Steve Smith; granddaughters, Lisa Michelle King, Patricia Gail Arthur of North Carolina; brother Samuel A Birchfield and wife Anna L; four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Pastor Bill Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr. Beckley.

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