The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 8, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, July 8, 2013

Harry ‘Jimmy’ Cook

OAK HILL — Harry “Jimmy” Cook, 74, of Oak Hill, formerly of Dameron, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via

Arrangements pending completion with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St. in Beckley.

Marshall Victor Fletcher

Our Loving Angel Marshall Victor Fletcher, age 39, of Cool Ridge, WV, was called to Heaven by God  on Saturday, July 6, 2013, as a result of an accident in his truck.

Born on May 10, 1974, in Beckley, he was the son of Victor and Lorraine Walker Fletcher of Daniels, WV.

Marshall was employed by the Affinity Mines of Pocahontas Coal Company as a coal miner, operating a continuous miner for 16 years. At his workplace he was known as the “Mohawk Miner.” He was of the primitive Baptist faith, and enjoyed  spending time with his children,  was an avid  hunter and fisherman, and loved boating, and riding his “Harley.”

Marshall was a dedicated father, and a loyal friend to many people.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Fred and Verlie Walker; paternal grandfather Denzil Bailey.

Those survivors left behind include his wife Lisa Hubbard Fletcher, two children, David age 12, and Kelly age 6. A sister, Melissa May and her husband Brian of Speedway, WV, his paternal grandmother Mavis Bailey of Pinoak, WV.

Three nieces, Brittini Orcutt and her husband Matt of Shady Spring, Alexis May, and Madison May both of Speedway. A great-nephew Brycen Orcutt of Shady Spring. Many aunts, uncles, and cousins are also surviving.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life Of Marshall Fletcher on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel with Elder Keith Mills and Elder Sam Walker officiating. He will be Laid To Rest beside his loving grandfather Denzil Bailey at Roselawn Memorial Gardens at Princeton, WV.

Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be David Fletcher, Leroy Walker, Norman Fletcher, Brian May, Lee McAlister, Brian Keaton, Glen Paul, Keith Bowling, Ryan Meadows, and John Kidwell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Donald, Keith, Chuck, Jason, Mark, Michael, and Leon Walker, Dewayne and David Thompson, Ashley Foley, and Nicklaus Fletcher.

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Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.

Emma June Mentz Godbey

Emma June Mentz Godbey, 75, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013.

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Arrangements pending completion with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St. in Beckley.

Theodus ‘Bunchie’ Greer

Mr. Theodus “Bunchie” Greer, 80, of Beckley died Sunday, July 7, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Brenda C. Hairston

Brenda C. Hairston, 66, of Beckley, died Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Arrangements are entrusted to Durgan Funeral Home Inc., Beckley.

Noreta Jane Martin

UNION — Noreta Jane Martin, 58, of Union, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Groves Funeral Home Chapel in Union with the Rev. Mark Shafer officiating. Burial will follow in the New Lebanon Cemetery at Pickaway. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

Willa Mae Wills Pegram

On Saturday, July 6, 2013, our beloved Willa Mae Wills Pegram, with her family at her side at the Bowers Hospice House, left this world to receive her final reward.

Born September 16, 1921, on Ellison Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Hettie and Howard Wills.

Willa was a homemaker and a mother. She loved to cook, bake, can, garden, grow flowers, embroidery quilts and pour out her love on her family. Her hands were never idle.

More than fifty years ago, she gave her life to Jesus. She walked and talked with Him moment by moment and spread His Gospel and let His light shine to everyone that she met. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, she gave a testimony for her Lord and Saviour moments before her death. She loved to bless others by giving of herself and gifts. She had a servant spirit. She taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, worked in the Ladies Auxiliary, making fried pies, doughnuts, hot dogs, and barbecues and also staying up half the night making crafts to raise money for the various needs of the church at Jonben Church of God until it closed. She was a member of the Rhodell Church of God at the time of her death.

She was a devoted and loving mother to two daughters, Janice Swisher of Parkersburg and Karen Rubin and her husband, Tom, of Beckley; three sons, Bobby of Fireco, Randy and his wife, Marilyn, of Coal City, and Donnie and his wife, Rebecca, of Beckley. She had 9 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Alma Keaton, Joyce Overbay, Nancy Sturgill; brothers, Roy Wills and Thomas Wills. She will be greatly missed by Pauline and Golden Wills, a very special cousin, Bonnie Holland, and many nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jodie Pegram; a daughter, JoAnn Pegram; a granddaughter, Serena Pegram. Also preceded in death by her sisters, Faye Roark, Edra Adkins, Opal Lydon, and brother, Jerry Wills; and her best friend, Reverend Beulah Pack.

Her very special pastor, Gary Eskins, will officiate the celebration of her life at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Following the services her body will be laid to rest at the side of her husband and daughter at the Farley Hill Cemetery, Farley Hill.

Her beloved grandsons will be serving as pallbearers, Kevin Pegram, Joe Pegram, Jason Rubin, Zachary Pegram, Dennis Fisher, and a loving and faithful neighbor, R.P. Mitchem.

Friends may gather with the family Monday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home to share their memories and to pay their final respects.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Gary Poling and the staff at Bowers Hospice House for the care and compassion shown to our beloved mother.

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Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.

Sylvia Geraldine Price

RAVENCLIFF — Sylvia Geraldine Price, 83, went home to be with the Lord Friday, July 5, 2013.

Born December 29, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Viola Brown Powers.

Mrs. Price was a retired Wyoming County school teacher having taught at Glen Rogers Grade School, and a member of Glen Fork Baptist Temple.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy B. Price; and stepfather, P.T. Sigmon.

Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Drucilla Perry and husband, John, of Ravencliff and Anita Swor and husband, Lee, of Elkview; a son, Howard Price and wife, Sherrie, of Fyffe, AL; three sisters, Naomi Halsey and Marjorie Shumate and husband, Claude, of Glen Fork and Pasty Hartenstein of Bradley; a brother, Elwood Powers and wife, Glenna, of Glen Fork; two stepbrothers, James Sigmon and wife, Betty, of Glen Fork and Buddy Sigmon and wife, Dixie, of Bristol, TN; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

A celebration of Mrs. Price’s life will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Glen Fork Baptist Temple with Rev. Lee Swor and Pastor Larry Halsey officiating. Mrs. Perry will be laid to rest by her husband in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Casketbearers will be family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the church.

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Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana, WV.

Elizabeth Mae Scarborough

Elizabeth Mae Scarborough, 87, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House.

Born January 11, 1926, at Stanaford, WV, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Campbell Farrish.

Elizabeth is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Spenser of Rockville, MD; son, Steve Scarborough of Beckley; son, Woody Scarborough of Williamsport, MD; daughter, Cathy Cross of Beckley; daughter, Harriette Furrow of Beckley; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Joe Farrish, and sister, Erma Suttle.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church with Father Pen officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Reginald Timbers Jr.

Reginald Timbers, Jr., affectionately known as “Junior” and “Clifford,” departed this life for his heavenly home on Monday, July 1, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, after a short illness.

He was born April 7, 1958, in Welch, West Virginia, from the union of a coal miner, the late Reginald Timbers, Sr., and the late Eva Elizabeth Wade. He was a lifelong resident of Raleigh County. He withdrew from public school in 1975, but returned to get his GED. On March 19, 1985, Reginald received his diploma, of which he was very proud.

As a child, he was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, under the pastorate of the late Rev. Nelson Staples. As an adult, he was a member of the Church of God Militant Pillar and Ground of the Truth in Harper Heights, West Virginia, under the pastorate of Mother Ruby Berry, where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was filled with the Holy Ghost. Reginald was called by God for the work of the ministry, and was ordained as a Minister of the gospel. He later began to attend Heart of God Ministries in Beckley, West Virginia, under the pastorate of Bishop Fred T. Simms.

Reginald was a maintenance worker at Hardee’s, and a long-term care Nursing Assistant at Heartland. He received his CDL license as a truck driver.

In addition to his parents, Reginald was preceded in death by his brother, Maurice Timbers; his son, Reginald Timbers II; and his maternal and fraternal grandparents, Emma Stovall-Cash and Ed Wade, and Arie and Warren Timbers.

Left with cherished memories are: four children, Latisha Timbers, Reginald Timbers III, Raymond Timbers, and Maurice Timbers, all of Beckley, West Virginia; three brothers, Ray (Rochelle) Timbers of Miami, Florida, Warren Timbers of Beckley, West Virginia, Darrell (Juanita) Timbers of Fairfield, California; five sisters, Shelia Calloway of Baltimore, Maryland, Carolyn Timbers and Rose Hairston of Cross Lanes, West Virginia, Roberta (Melvin) Mickey of Raleigh, West Virginia, Minister Victoria Timbers of Dunbar, West Virginia; and the mother of his children, Marilyn Timbers.

In addition, Minister Reginald Timbers leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

Services will be held at Heart of God Ministries, 1703 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, at twelve noon Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Visitation will begin at 11 o’clock, one hour prior to service. Bishop Fred T. Simms will officiate. Interment will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, in Beckley, WV.

Arrangements are entrusted to Durgan Funeral Home, Inc., in Beckley.

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