The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 9, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Larry B. Burns

RONCEVERTE — Larry B. Burns, 72, of Ronceverte, formerly of Sam Black, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, at The Brier Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Ronceverte where he resided.

Born Dec. 21, 1941, at Sam Black, he was the only child of the late Lloyd A. and Mattie “Eugenia” Remley Burns.

Larry attended several churches in the Lewisburg area and loved all animals.

Larry is survived by several cousins.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with the Rev. Ray Propps officiating. Burial will follow in the Burns Family Cemetery at Sam Black.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Greenbrier County Humane Society, 151 Holliday Lane, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.



Billy Edgar Cheesbrew

MOUNT HOPE — Billy Edgar Cheesbrew, 83, of Mt. Hope, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Born June 28, 1930, he was the son of the late John and Lauzie Cheesbrew.

Bill enjoyed the outdoors; he liked hunting, fishing and gardening along with woodworking. Bill loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and being with his church family. He attended the Maynor Freewill Baptist Church. Bill was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Joyce Cheesbrew.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Danny Scott and wife Linda of Denver, N.C.; daughter, Karen Duncan and husband Kenneth of Camp Hill, Pa.; grandchildren, Billy Scott and wife April of Denver, N.C., Leslie Scott of Beckley, Joshua and Caleb Scott of Denver, N.C., Angie Snyder and husband Travis of Tioga, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Daniel, Zeke, and Sara Scott, Lee, Casey, and Jolene Snyder, Jay and Ashlyn Meadows; sister, Jean Greer of Columbus, Ohio.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Larry Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Military Honors will be performed by the American Legion Post #32 Honor Guard, of Beckley.

Friends may gather with the family Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

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



Harry (Jimmy) F. Cook

On July 6, 2013, God’s angels rolled out the red carpet for Harry (Jimmy) F. Cook as he went home to be with the Lord after battling a long illness.

Jimmy was born on June 2, 1939, at Dameron, W.Va., and is the son of the late Kyle and Effie Cook of Dameron.

Mr. Cook was a retired Merchant Marine by profession, and served in the United States Navy. Mr. Cook served our country in Desert Storm. He was also a lifetime member of DAV and VFW Foreign Wars.

Mr. Cook was a loving husband, brother, uncle, stepfather, and stepgrandfather, as well as a loving friend to many.

Mr. Cook was preceded in death by three sisters, Joann Cook Manning and her husband Bill Manning; Betty Cook Dean and her husband Cleotus Dean; Mary Cook Honaker and her husband Frank Honaker; and three brothers, John Cook and his wife Juanita; Dudley Cook; and Woodrow Cook and his wife Mildred.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years Jeanette Cook of Oak Hill, stepdaughter Terrie Rubeck and husband Chad Rubeck of Coal City, W.Va., three stepgranddaughters Destiny Akers of Sophia, Danyelle Blevins of Princewick and Charity Akers of Coal City, and many nieces and nephews, as well as his best friend and best buddy Caleb Miller of Oak Hill.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home of Beckley on Thursday, July 11, 2013, with Rev. Michael Kessinger officiating. Burial will follow at the Cook Family Cemetery in Dameron with Military rites.

Pallbearers will be Philip McMillion, Robert Hendricks, Danny Cook, Jerry Cook, Kenny Cook, and Dennis Wilfong.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Sturgill, Harold Sturgill and Denzil Cook.

Special thanks to the Veterans Hospital fourth floor nurses for their wonderful love and care, Hospice House, and niece Amanda McMillion, and friend Shelli Wilfong for your rewards will be great in Heaven for your love and support you have shown to Jimmy.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Rose and Quesenberry in Beckley.

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

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.



John Darby

MOUNT LOOKOUT — John Darby, 78, of Mount Lookout, a native of Kayfork, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

In keeping with the families’ wishes his body was cremated and there will be no services.

Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.whitefuneralhomewv.com.

Arrangements by White Funeral Home.



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.

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

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



Emma June Mentz Godbey

CIRTSVILLE — Emma June Mentz Godbey, 75, of Cirtsville, passed from the Earth to her peaceful heavenly home on Saturday, July 6, 2013, after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of the Beckley area, Emma was born on April 26, 1938, to the late Homer and Emma Mentz of Sprague. Emma was of the Baptist faith. She loved her family and her great-grandchildren had a special place in her heart. She enjoyed reading her Bible and keeping in touch with her out-of-state family by telephone.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis “Bill” Godbey; two sisters, Beverly and Bonnie; three brothers, Jack, Joseph, and Roger.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Howard Godbey and wife Laurie of Beckley, Kathy Gibson and husband Willie of Coal City, Paul David and wife Theresa of Beckley, and Greg Godbey, with whom she made her home in Cirtsville; six grandchildren, Jeff, Becky, Tim, Karen, Margaret, and Chelsea; nine great-grandchildren who were the light of her life; also surviving include her sisters, Dorothy of Florida, Cheryl Kay of Maryland, Sharon of Richmond, Va., and Molly of Maryland; brother, Teddy of Richmond, Va.; and her sister-in-law, Polly of Florida.

Services to celebrate the life of Emma June will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley with Pastor Jimmy Bowyer officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Visitation will be held the same afternoon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral chapel on Wednesday.

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

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.



Lemuel Roosevelt ‘LR’ Lester Sr.

Lemuel Roosevelt “LR” Lester Sr., 50, of Beckley, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013.

A celebration of Lemuel’s life will be at 2 p.m. July 10, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Hannibal Blankenship Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Lester Family Cemetery, Clear Fork.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting www.calfeefuneralservice.com.

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Lester family.



William Paul McKinney

WEBER CITY, Va. — William Paul McKinney, 88, of Weber City, formerly of Welch and Princeton, died Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Hugh McKinney officiating. Entombment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park Mausoleum in Princeton, with military honors. Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online condolence may be shared via www.memorialfd.com.

The McKinney family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.



Willa McMillion

NETTIE — Willa McMillion, 78, of Nettie, a native of Orient Hill, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with Pastor Jerry Simms officiating. Interment will follow in the Fields Cemetery at Nettie. Friends may call one hour prior to the services Wednesday.

Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.whitefuneralhomewv.com.

Arrangements by White Funeral Home.



Freda Nottingham

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

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Nottingham family.



Carl G. Woolwine

FAYETTEVILLE — Carl Gwinn Woolwine, 76, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013.

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.