The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 13, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, July 13, 2013

William ‘Bill’ Adkins

William C. Adkins, of Shady Spring, died on Thursday, July 12th, 2013, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following an extended illness. He was 74 years of age.

An only child, “Bill,” as he was affectionately known all his life, was born William Clarence Adkins on April 3rd, 1939, in Raleigh County. He was the son of the late Romey Clarence and Josephine Bane Adkins.

A lifelong resident of Shady Spring, Bill was a graduate of Shady Spring High School, Class of 1957. He furthered his studies at Beckley College. Bill was the office manager for Industrial Electric Corporation. He served in this capacity for 35 years. A faithful member of All Souls Episcopal Church at Shady Spring, Bill was the church treasurer. Upon the closure of All Souls, Bill transferred his membership to St. Stephens Episcopal Church here in Beckley.

Although he had no family of his own, Bill was blessed to have his dear friends, Rev. John Rinehart and his wife, Shelia, and James Sears, in his life.

Funeral services will be Sunday, July 14th, at 2 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. The Revs. Jon White, Adeeb Khalil and John Rinehart will be officiating.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service hour. A private burial will be held in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Shirley Ann (Meade) Chizmar

Shirley Ann (Meade) Chizmar, 75, of Beckley, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley, with Pastor Rodney Allen and Pastor Tim Gonzales officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

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