The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 13, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, July 13, 2013


Caden Luther Kesner

Caden Luther Vandevender Kesner, infant son of Tasha Lynn Vandevender and Brian Michael Kesner, was stillborn July 10, 2013.

Services will be 5 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the Thornwood Community Church, Thornwood, with the Rev. William Vandevender officiating. Interment will follow in Vandevender Cemetery, Thornwood. The family will receive their family and friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the church.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

Ida Mae Mullins

WELCH — Ida Mae Mullins, 91, of Welch, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete. Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Mullins family.

David W. Neil

SUMMERSVILLE — David W. Neil, 91, of Summersville, died Thursday, July 11, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with Pastor Kenneth Hayes officiating. Interment will follow in the Neil Cemetery at Drennen. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral services Saturday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Freda Ruth Pomeroy Nottingham

KOPPERSTON — Freda Ruth Pomeroy Nottingham, 85, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013.

Born August 13, 1927, in Helen, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John Pomeroy and Virginia Bailey Pomeroy.

Freda graduated from Oceana High School in 1944 and was elected as Miss Oceana. She served as the Postmaster of Kopperston Post Office for 26 years, following in her mother’s footsteps.

She was a member of Kopperston Presbyterian Church and served as Treasurer for many years. She held numerous offices with the Eastern Star and was both a Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader.

Freda was a gifted artisan, an excellent seamstress, photographer, avid reader, and loved all types of music. She loved fun and people. She doted on her pets. Friendship was very important to her and her friends were family to her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin M. Hess; a son, Eugene “Skipper” Nottingham; two sisters, Phylis Padrick and Florence Lambert; one brother, John W. “Bill” Pomeroy; and many friends whom she considered family.

Survivors include a daughter, Connie N. Toler and husband, James; a son, Barry P. Nottingham and wife, Pat; grandchildren, Gina Kohler Burks and companion, Michael Maynard, David Marshall, Tommy Marshall, Ashford Toler, Alisa Hess, Issac Hess and wife, Kacey, Darelle Toler King and husband, Timothy, Michelle Toler Puzio and husband, Larry; great-grandchildren, Adam Burks, Destiny Burgess, Bowie Kuehl, Hadley Hess, Lorean and Ryan King, and Michale Puzio; a great-great-granddaughter, Anabel Ruth, who will arrive later this month; her God daughter, Ona Mitchell Huspeth; her beloved nieces and nephews; and dear friends, John and Susan Mitchell, Tammy Green, David and Joy Mayberry, Calvin and Betty Blankenship, Pearl Tipper and Judy Trent.

The family would like to thank Rachel Stover, NP, Hospice of Southern West Virginia and Ashford Toler, who assisted his mother by providing tender care for his grandmother.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Southern WV, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802. 

A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, at Evans Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Curry will officiate. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the time of service Monday, at the funeral home.

An online guestbook and additional information may be found at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Nottingham family.

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