The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 22, 2014

Obituaries — Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Larry Price

DINGESS — Larry Price, 62, of Dingess, passed Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Eloise Gunter Stewart

MATHENY — Virginia Eloise Gunter Stewart, 81, of Matheny, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 20, 2014, after a long illness.

Born in Helen, WV, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Annie Halsey Gunter.

She was the greatest wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker; she was very much loved. More than anything else she loved working in the church; it gave her much satisfaction and enjoyment. She was always happy to help with any activities going on. She was a longtime member of the Matheny Church of God and Matheny United Methodist Church. She was Vice President of the United Methodist Women.

For a short period of time she was a cook at the Matheny Grade School and also a cook at “The Shanty.”

In addition to her loving parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Perry Glen Stewart. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Neil and Charles “Sonny” Gunter, and two sisters, Sharon Lane and Bonnie Wagner.

She is survived by her children: Brenda Stewart of Leesport, PA, Judy Acord and husband Lloyd Curtis of Ghent, Eddie Stewart and wife Vickie of Matheny, Dewey Stewart and wife Carla of Pawnee, IL, and Danny Stewart and wife Mary of Philippi; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers: James of Belton, TX, Joe of Alderson and David of Peterstown; four sisters: Edith Stewart of Alderson, Mary Gurley of Southern Pines, NC, Cora McMillin of Alderson and Wanda Minton of Thomson, IL.

A celebration of Eloise’s life will be 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Matheny United Methodist Church with the Rev. David White and Bishop Randy Bowles officiating. Interment will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 22, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to: Hospice of Southern WV, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802, or Matheny United Methodist Church, PO Box 395, Matheny, WV 24860.

An online guestbook may be signed at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Stewart family.

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