The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 9, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, June 9, 2013


Charles Edward Francis

Mr. Charles Edward Francis, 92, of Beckley, died Thursday, June 6, 2013.

Born June 15, 1920 in Slab Fork, W.Va., he was the son of the late Othea Hayden and Gladys Francis Smith.

Mr. Francis was a coal miner for 41 years and retired from the Slab Fork Coal Co./Phillips Machinery and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy L. Francis; sons, Charles E. Francis Jr. and Alvin D. Francis and daughter, Barbara Booker.

Left to cherish memories are his son, Harry J. Francis of Detroit, Mich. and daughter, Ann “Toyia” Miller of Beckley and a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 12 noon, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Heart of God Ministries, 1703 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, with Bishop Fred T. Simms officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Meloney Marie  Castle Franklin

Meloney Marie Castle Franklin, 65, of Beckley, formerly of Oceana, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

She will be cremated and there will be no public services.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Gary Gibson

OCEANA — Gary Gibson, 62, of Oceana, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Bower’s Hospice House, Beckley.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Vivian Cecil Green

RICH CREEK, Va. — Vivian Cecil Green, age 83, of Rich Creek, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013, at the Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Rich Creek, Va., with Pastor Steve Howdock officiating.

Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Green family at

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

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