The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 4, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012


Juanna A. ‘Johnnie’ Peters Arnold

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Johnnie, 67, passed away October 29, 2012, in Olympia, Washington. She was born March 11, 1945, to John and Margaret Peters in Mabscott, West Virginia. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, WV, and Beckley College. She also attended West Virginia Tech in Montgomery, WV.

Johnnie married James Arnold on August 20, 1966, in Pearisburg, Virginia. She lived in Olympia for the last 26 years, where she worked for St. Vincent DePaul, Legion of Mary, and Pastoral Visitor, and was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, James; son, Jeff Arnold and his wife, Theresa, and their children Hannah and Emma of Sammamish, WA; son James Arnold of Harrigstown, MD; and brother, John Peters, and his wife Anita, and three children. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister Joan Diane Peters.

A viewing will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 1208 11th Ave. SE, Olympia. A funeral Mass will begin at 12 noon, followed by a reception at the church, and inurnment at Calvary Cemetery, Tumwater, Washington.

Arrangements are with Funeral Alternatives of Washington, 360-753-1065.

Keith Brian Bennett

RONCEVERTE — Keith Brian Bennett, 50, passed away Friday, November, 2, 2012, at his home after a long illness.

Born February 22, 1962, in Millville, N.J., and was the son of Joann Lackey Whitaker of Lewisburg and the late Richard Bennett.

Mr. Bennett had been a resident of Greenbrier County for 20 years and was formerly of New Jersey, member of the Greenbrier Valley Church of the Nazarene in Fairlea, loved Southern Gospel music and collecting Hot Wheels cars, and was a disabled truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Bennett, in 1974, stepdaughter, Beth Thompson, and brother, Rick Bennett.

Survivors include his wife, Shari Honaker Bennett of Ronceverte, mother, Joann Whitaker and husband, Al, of Lewisburg, 2 daughters, Renee Gibson and husband, Cliff, of Covington, Va., Kali Knauff of Brigantine, NJ, and stepdaughter, Katie Windon and husband, Jason, of Fairlea, two sons, Alan Bennett and wife, Tiffany, of Ronceverte and Brandon Sipps and wife, Brieanna, of Pennsville, NJ, sisters, Beverly Sams and husband, Roger, of Alderson, and stepsister, Susan Dixon of Fairlea, two stepbrothers, Al Whitaker, Jr., of Beckley and Steve Whitaker of Aiken, SC, six grandchildren and two more on the way.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, at the Greenbrier Valley Church of the Nazarene, Fairlea, with Rev. Glen Thaxton and Rev. David Hersman officiating. Burial to follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Friends and family may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2012, at the Greenbrier Valley Church of the Nazarene and on Monday at 1 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Greenbrier Valley Church of the Nazarene, Greyrock Professional Park, Rt. 2, Box 168, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea, West Virginia.

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