The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 12, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, July 12, 2013

Mary E. Berry

WINONA — Mary E. Berry, 89, of Winona, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, following a long illness.

She was born April 23, 1924, at Albright, W.Va., a daughter of the late Fred John Hanner and Jessie Myrtle Goff Hanner.

Mary was a retired telephone operator for AT & T. She was a homemaker and a member of Keeney’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church at Winona.

She is survived by her son, William “Bill” Denson of Georgia; two sisters, Dora Roupe of Charleston, Betty Tolley of Detroit, Mich., and a sister-in-law, Eileen Hanner of Winona; grandchildren, David Denson and Pamela Knight; great-grandchildren, Ruby Denson, Avery Knight, Emerson Knight and Elliot Knight; and a beloved niece, Cindy Hanner of Winona.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Keeney’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church of Winona with Pastor Mark Secrist and Pastor Joe Shaffer officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens at Victor.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

Eula Madge Bevins

LESLIE — Eula Madge Bevins, 89, of Leslie, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Ronceverte, following a long illness.

Born March 15, 1924, in Greenbrier County, she was the daughter of the late Edward E. and Sarah Essie Ledbetter McClung Chrisman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Elwood Bevins Sr., in 1986, and a son, Michael Bevins, in 1978; four sisters and four brothers.

Eula was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two daughters: Sissie Sizemore and husband Kenneth of Daniels, Connie VanMeter and husband Johnny of Quinwood; five sons: Roger Bevins and wife Diane of Leslie, Darrell Bevins and wife Patty of Rupert, Claude Bevins Jr. and wife Sandra of Marfrance, Charles Bevins and wife Luann of Marfrance, David Bevins of Leslie; and one brother, Cecil Chrisman of Leslie; one brother-in-law, Bill Bevins of Charleston, W.Va., two sisters-in-law, Helen Chrisman of Indiana and Betty Boone of Crichton; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle, with Rev. David Chrisman officiating. Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville.

Friends may gather with the family Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

Wavie Elenor Burgess Butler

Wavie Elenor Burgess Butler, 74, of Clear Creek, died on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born January 17, 1939, at Artie, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Margaret Dunbar Burgess.

She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Lawrence “Buddy” Butler; brothers, Cubie, James and Phillip Burgess; sisters, Rosetta Stover, Cora McCoy, Hope Bradley, Connie Daniels and Margaret Burgess; and foster kids, Gary Tiggs, Curt French, Jimmy Lively and David Adkins, preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Frances Moses of Clear Creek and Abby Boggess of Clear Creek; two sons, Ted Butler and wife, Anna, of Clear Creek and Doug Butler and wife, Donna, of Dorothy; and a brother, Donald Burgess of Florida.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren, one very special grandson, Douglas Jr.; four great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; a host of foster kids whom she loved very much, including Jimmy Treadway, Harvey Maynor, Lenny Hodge, Mitchell Burgess, Mark Stover and James Stover; many nieces and nephews and two special friends, Katie McGinnis and Barbara Wriston.

In keeping with her wishes, Mrs. Butler was cremated. Graveside rites will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the Ewing Creek Cemetery, Clear Creek. There will be no visitation.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Shirley Ann Chizmar

Shirley Ann Chizmar, 75, of Beckley, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013.

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

Aaliyah Dilynn Bowles Domingo

WAIPAHU, Hawaii — Aaliyah Dilynn Bowles Domingo, 7, of Waipahu, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013.

A memorial service will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Quinwood Memorial Park with Pastor Keith Delatte officiating.

Online condolences at

Submitted by Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc., Rainelle.

Mabel Carnes Dunn

ROCKPORT, Texas — Mabel Carnes Dunn, 88, of Rockport, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Rockport Coastal Care Center.

Mabel was born January 27, 1925, in Pineville, Ky., to John Riley and Etta Carnes.

She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in chemistry and worked as a chemist at DuPont Sabine Riverworks in Orange, Texas, after her first husband, Joe Hutchinson, passed away in April 1956. She married Donald Dunn, originally of Marie, W.Va., in 1960 and they were married 48 years until he passed in November 2008.

Mabel was a resident of Groves, Texas, for 55 years, where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served with the United Board of Missions. She was a devoted wife and mother and a gracious hostess. She enjoyed summers in Marie with Don as well as visiting relatives in Kentucky. In her spare time she liked to study the Bible, read, sew, play bridge and golf, and attend concerts.

Survivors include son, John Hutchinson and wife Linda of Seaford, Va.; daughters Clare Rudder and husband Randy of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Dona Dawkins and husband Keith of Rockport, Texas; nine grandchildren, Christien Murawski, Hope Hutchinson, Abigail Rudder, Emily Dawkins, Sarah Dawkins, Jeremy Dawkins, Danielle Dawkins, Suzanna Dawkins, and Joshua Dawkins; and great-grandson Kiernan Murawski.

A celebration of life service will be held at the New Hope United Methodist Church in Marie, at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, with visitation at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Forest Hill United Methodist Cemetery in Forest Hill.

Friends wishing may send memorial contributions to New Hope United Methodist Church or the United Board of Missions.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Macie Farruggia

MEADE — Macie Farruggia, 73, of Meade, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013.

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

Ernest Fazio

OAK HILL — Ernest Fazio, 90, of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

James C. Gregory

LEWISBURG — James C. Gregory, 73, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the Grace Open Bible Church at Asbury. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Brenda C. Hairston

Brenda C. Carter Hairston, 66, of 115 Patton Drive, Beckley, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, following a long illness.

Born Sept. 15, 1946, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Henry V. and Ardelia Pannell Carter.

She was a 1964 graduate of Stratton High School. She retired as a postal clerk for the United States Postal Service with 33 years of service in both Jersey City, N.J., and Beckley.

She was a longtime member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Ardelia “Dee” Pannell Carter; two brothers, Osman Mekki and Letlo Carter; four sisters, Lois Carter, Patricia Hayes, Ella Schoolfield and Mary Anderson.

She is survived by two sons, Allen (Colleen) Hairston of Plainsfield, N.J., and Barry J. Hairston Jr. of Beckley; two daughters, Relaina Hairston and Rhonda Hairston of Beckley; nine grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include two brothers, John (Christine) Carter and Harrison (Cheryl) Carter, both of Elmira, N.Y.; three sisters, Willia (Clarence) Barnhart and Cheryl “Doll” Carter, both of Beckley, and Geraldine Parker of Elmira, N.Y.; a foster sister, Elizabeth “Libby” Reed of Elmira, N.Y.; a special special sister, Paulette English of Beckley; two very special cousins, Walter Johnson of Hoboken, N.J., and Rev. Walter Clay of Oak Hill, W.Va.; two special aunts, Audrey Clay Pugh of Akron, Ohio, and Edna Love of Elmira, N.Y.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be 12 noon Saturday, July 13, 2013, at New Hope Baptist Church, 305 Worley Road, Beckley. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Officiating are the Revs. Nathaniel Carey, Walter E. Clay and Walter Leach.

Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

Online condolences may be sent to

Final arrangements are entrusted to Durgan Funeral Home, Inc., 1501 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

David E. Lilly II

David Earl Lilly II, of Ashworth Drive, Beckley, passed away on Monday, July 8th, 2013. He was 35 years of age.

Born on Feb. 21st, 1978, at Beckley, he was the beloved son of David Earl and Beverly Ann Darby Lilly.

A brother, Robert Earl Lilly, and his paternal and maternal grandparents, Hansford and Betty Lilly and Bob and Mary Ann Darby, have preceded him in death.

David was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. He worked in the food industry for 19 years, having worked at Applebee’s, Tamarack, Briar Patch Golf Club, Glade Springs, among others. David has been attending Appalachian Bible College where he was majoring in Pastoral Studies. He was so anxious for school to start again. David truly loved learning about his faith and wanted to share with everyone. A former member of Memorial Baptist Church, he currently was a member and attending Faith Baptist Church in Prosperity. In his leisure time, he loved to go fishing with his Dad and grandparents.

In addition to his parents, David leaves to cherish his memory his sister, Angela Leigh King and her husband Tyler, and their children, Benjamin David and Catherine Grace, all of Beckley; uncles, aunts, and cousins, Mark and Elaine Darby and their children, Becky and Michael, all of Cary, N.C., Allen and Dinah Lilly and their children, Freddie, Jordan, and Grant, all of Mt. Pleasant, N.C.; his faithful feline companions and best buddies, Legion and Oliver; and a host of friends.

After graduating from Brian’s Safe House, Richard Jarrell gave David his first job as a prep cook.

David will be remembered as a real people person. He felt at ease and could talk to anyone. He loved being with his niece and nephew. David looked forward to taking Ben fishing this summer.

A “Service of Remembrance” will be Saturday, July 13th, at 1 p.m. at the Faith Baptist Church, 507 Prosperity Road, Prosperity. Rev. Larry Halsey will be officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until the service hour.

The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life, we loved you dearly. In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories. Your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.

David, you will be sadly missed. You were a wonderful, caring son and brother.

The family suggests donations of sympathy can be made to the scholarship fund for Brian’s Safe House, 368 Dearing Drive, Mt. Hope, WV 25880.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Leo Edward May

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2nd Timothy 4:7

Leo Edward May, 81, of Shady Spring, passed away Tuesday, July 9th, 2013, after a 4-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born December 1, 1931, in Pentwater, Mich., he was the son of the late Myron and Dorothy May.

Leo was a retired employee of Consol Roland Mine, a combat-wounded Korean War Veteran, past president of the Beckley chapter of the DAV, and was a member of the Daniels Bible Church.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Jim, Bob and Doran.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Willa; sons, David (Diane) of Sevierville, Tenn., John (Janie) of Kodak, Tenn., Jim (Ruth) of Cool Ridge; daughters, Susan (Mike) Winston of Shady Spring and Jeannie (Craig) Woodrum of Ridgeley, W.Va.; Grandchildren, Chris (Bridget) May of Charleston, W.Va., Steven (Amy) Winston of Beckley, Lynnette May of Sevierville, JC (Emilee) May of Burtonville, Md., Aaron (Amanda) May of Sevierville, Rhea and Catherine May of New York, Michelle (Mike) Addair of Dandridge, Tenn., Kris (Jenny) Imler of Charleston, W.Va., Clayton and Stacey Woodrum of Cumberland, Md. Great-grandchildren, Emma Nunley, Devin Oglesby, Collin and Dillon May, Natalie and Connor Winston, Bryson Imler and Addison Addair. Also survived by sisters: Pat Spain of East Tawas, Mich., and Polly Budke of Haines, Alaska; special friends: Hutch Duncan, Ronnie Lubich and Tom Farley.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law.

Service to be held at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, officiated by Pastor Scott Mayberry and Pastor David May. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday.

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

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Pancreatic Cancer Research, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Attn: Dr. Dung Lee.

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

Elsie Ellen McCutcheon

SUMMERSVILLE — Elsie Ellen McCutcheon, 82, of Summersville, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville, with Pastor Lonnie Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in the Walker Memorial Park at Summersville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Care, 1129 Broad St., Suite 300, Summersville, WV 26651, or The National Parkinson’s Foundation.


Kyle R. McGlothlin

Kyle Robert McGlothlin, 27, of Barkers Ridge, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013, following a firearm accident.

Arrangements are incomplete at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Kolleena R. ‘Corky’ Brown Parsons

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24

On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Kolleena Reinette “Corky” Brown Parsons, 51, of Lynco, went home to be with her husband Roger. She was surrounded by a host of family and friends.

She was born March 21, 1962, at Fort Eustis Military Base, Newport News, Va. She was the second child of Kenneth and Hilda Brown of Kopperston.

A graduate of Oceana High School, Class of 1980, Corky spent her life as a loving mother and housewife. She attended Joseph Baptist Church and was a Sunday School Teacher and Bookkeeper. Corky loved spending time with family; whether it was a vacation or a weekend cookout, she loved being surrounded with friends and family.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 31 years, Roger, mother and father-in-law Virgil and Rita Parsons, a sister-in-law Ruby Hall and a brother-in-law Ronnie Parsons.

Survivors include her son Doozer of Lynco; her parents KD and Hilda Brown of Kopperston; a sister Rena Pelphrey and husband Ronnie of Lynco; a brother Bado Brown and partner Ty Ostreicher of Sanford, Fla.; three brothers-in-law William “PeeWee” Parsons and wife Debi of Lynco, Dallas Parsons and wife Loretta of Sunhill and Scott Parsons and wife Jodi of Clear Fork; a sister-in-law Susan Parsons and fiancé Mitch Simpson of Lynco; a granddaughter-to-be Emma Leigh Parsons; her dog Miley; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and countless other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the Joseph Baptist Church, Lynco, with Pastor William Cook officiating. Corky will be laid to rest beside her husband in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and one hour before the funeral service at the church.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Sandra K. Sizemore

HERNDON HEIGHTS — Sandra Kay Sizemore, 53, of Herndon Heights, lost her fight against lung cancer on Sunday, July 7, 2013. 

Born November 12, 1959, at Bluefield, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John Raymond and Edna Gertrude (Quesenberry) Noel.

Sandra had a friendly, outgoing personality, enjoyed cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She was especially fond of her grandchildren, whose pictures she proudly displayed in her home.

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her daughter, Candace O’Neal; and her sister, Kathy Davidson.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Harold D. Sizemore of Herndon; her son, Denny Sizemore of Herndon; her daughter, Sabrina Farmer of Kegley; four granddaughters, Abby, Callie, Nikki, and Bell; one grandson, Jayden; two sisters, Ann Mays of Bluefield and Kitty Finney of North Carolina; three brothers, Dennis Noel of North Carolina, Stoney Noel of North Carolina, and Woody Noel of Virginia; and many friends who were like family to her.

Anyone wishing to express their sympathy and support to Sandra’s family is invited to visit with them at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens, Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 1 to 2 p.m.

She will be cremated at a later date and there will be no funeral service.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family of Sandra Sizemore is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Shelia Sparks Wiseman

On July 8th, 2013, God called one of his angels, Shelia Wiseman, home. She was taken from this world after a difficult battle with an unexpected illness. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, 213 Main St., Rainelle. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home. Her body will be entombed at Wallace Memorial Mausoleum.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Michael Wiseman, and their three children Dustin Michael Wiseman of Wilson, Dawn Wiseman Holloman and husband, Travis, of Wilson, and Wendy Wiseman Barkley and husband, Thomas, of Wilson. As well as her five grandchildren, Kennedy Taylor Wiseman, Hudson Shilo Holloman, Claire Rhodes Barkley, Sloane Michelle Holloman and Graham Thomas Barkley, all of Wilson; her brother Fairley Mitchell Sparks and his wife, Carol, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and her sister-in-law, Betty Wiseman Turner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lydia Mitchell Sparks and Enola Electa Sparks; her brothers, James Lee Sparks and Ira Lester Sparks, and her sister-in-law, Bonnie Wiseman Evans.

She worked for BB&T for over 20 years; before that she owned her own beauty shop in Rainelle. Shelia was a wonderful and caring wife, mother and friend. She made everyone around her feel welcome, wanted and loved. She would often say “Bless their heart.” She loved her family very much, was always there for them and words cannot express how  much she was loved in return. She will be greatly missed but will live in our hearts and minds forever.

Flowers are welcome or memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. C.A. Thompson, 1207 Peachtree Road, Wilson, N.C. 27896.

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Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.