The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 13, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, July 13, 2013


Dorene Clendenin

GAULEY BRIDGE — Dorene Clendenin, 58, of Gauley Bridge, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013, following a long illness.

Dorene was born Feb. 23, 1955; she was the daughter of Walter Lee Parker of Ramsey and the late Mary Madeline Clark Parker.

She was a disabled custodian for Fayette County Schools and a member of Fresh Oil Church of Jesus Christ in Marmet.

Survivors, other than her Dad, are her husband, Wallace Clendenin; two sons, Wallace L. Clendenin of Edmond and Bobby Clendenin of Victor; five grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler and  Christopher of Edmond; Kaylon and Jordan of Oak Hill; seven sisters and five brothers: Phyllis Clendenin, Linda Lance, Brenda Harris, Arlean Dorman, Julie Legg, Christine Clendenin, Loretta Parker, Lawrence Parker, William Parker, Garland Parker, Russell Parker and Lee Parker.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted, with the Rev. Thomas Sergent officiating. Burial will follow in the Martin Cemetery at Horseshoe.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted, is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Lee ‘Ricky’ Cook

Richard Lee “Ricky” Cook, 60, of Glen Daniel, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, after a long illness.

He was born March 25, 1953, at Arnett, a son of the late Donnie and Mary Pyatt Cook.

He enjoyed reading comic books, drawing, and enjoyed watching wresting.

He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie Cook; two stepchildren, William Weymouth and Angela Weymouth; a sister, Patricia Pettry and husband, Michael; a brother, Jerry Cook and wife, Brenda; a granddaughter, Hannah Bowers; several nieces and nephews Melissa, Jerry, Katrina, Kimberly, Michael, Tammy and Susie; several great-nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013, at the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with the Rev. David Cook officiating. Singer will be Ashley Webb. Burial will follow in the Pettry Cemetery at Pine Branch Road in Arnett.

Friends may call two hours before the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

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