The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 24, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Franklin MacArthur Bishop

Franklin MacArthur “Frankie” Bishop, 20, of New Richmond, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete.

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Services of Pineville is serving the Bishop family.

Sharon Champ

OAK HILL — Sharon Champ, age 52, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2013, at her home.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Staff Sgt. Thomas M. Edwards

CAMERON, N.C. — Staff Sgt. Thomas M. Edwards, USAF, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013. Born July 20, 1980, he is the son of Dale and Vicky Edwards of Daniels.

Staff Sgt. Edwards proudly served his country by enlisting in the United States Air Force. At the time of his death he was stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Thena Edwards, Rev. Earl and Garnet Pittman, both of Sprague; uncles, Thomas Pittman of North Carolina, Frank Pittman of Beckley.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Stacy Edwards of  Cameron; stepchildren, Nathan and Emma; his mother and father-in-law. Randy and Sue McMillion; two brothers, Dale and Cori Edwards of Princeton and William (Billy) and Michelle Edwards of Daniels; uncles, Calvin Edwards of Bradley, Scott Edwards of Raleigh, N.C., Mark and Patty Edwards of Sprague, Earl and Oney Pittman of Strossburg, Va., Charles and Betty Pittman of Middletown, Va, James and Margrett Furrows of Crow; nieces, Kasey and Jaelyn Edwards; nephews, Owen and Azariah Edwards.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Family Worship Center, Beckley, with Rev. Ernie Moye Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, with full military honors.

Friends may gather with the family Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive Beckley.

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