The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 4, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012


Edna McMillen

Edna J. McMillen of Glen White died Sunday, October 28th, 2012, in a Raleigh, North Carolina, Care Center. She was in her 90th year.

One of several children, Edna Joan Lawrence was born on Feb. 2nd, 1922, at Widemouth. Her parents were the late Fitzugh Lee and Dixie Minnie Lawrence. Of her original family, a sister, Peggy Hughes of Abingdon, VA, survives.

Edna spent her childhood at Matoaka. She was a longtime resident of Elkhorn in McDowell County, where she attended the Elkhorn Baptist Church. A resident of Glen White the past 30 years, Edna was a member of the Glen White Missionary Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, beloved mother, sweet grandmother and a gentle Christian lady.

Edna was married to the late Henry Herbert McMillen. To this union were born two sons, Henry Herbert Jr. and Howard Lee.

Henry Jr. was married to Lucille; they made their home in Raleigh, NC. They have both passed away. Howard is married to Eleanor and they reside in Ocoee, FL. Edna was the dear grandmother of Sandra Lee Moore, Howard Lee McMillen Jr. and Cherri Lynn Cosentino; the proud great-grandmother of Jessica Anne Moore and Elizabeth Monica McMillen.

A Committal Service will be Monday, Nov. 5nd, at 1 p.m. in the Woodlawn Memorial Park at Bluewell, with the Rev. Kenneth Parent officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Melton Mortuary. Those wishing to attend the committal services in Bluewell are asked to be at the mortuary by 11:30 a.m.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley, WV.

James W. Ratliff

PETERSTOWN— James W. Ratliff, 72, of Peterstown, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

In keeping with James’ wishes he was cremated and memorial services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with Pete Dunford officiating.

Online guest book can be signed or condolences sent to the Ratliff family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

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