The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 29, 2012

Obituaries — Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012

Jerry Michael Campbell

Jerry Michael Campbell, 57, of Stanaford died Sunday, December 23, 2012, at 8:45 p.m.

Born July 3, 1955, in Welch, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Andrew Barton Campbell and Mary Alice Taylor.

Mr. Campbell was a construction worker.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jesse Campbell and Paul Campbell, and his sister, Bonnie Campbell Forte.

Those left to cherish his precious memories are his wife, Connie Campbell of Stanaford, West Virginia; grandchildren, Steven Lilly, Katrina Lilly, Cayla McKillip all of Shady Spring, West Virginia; brothers, Ronnie Campbell of Georgia; Roy Campbell of Lanark, West Virginia; and Terry Lee Campbell of Beckley, West Virginia; a sister, Mary Rebecca (Dexter) Forte of New Jersey; special friends, Marvin Smoot, and Brian Keith Miller both of Beckley, WV; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, December 31, 2012, at Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor Chapel, 748 South Fayette St., Beckley, WV, with Pastor Debra Smoot officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral parlor.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Ina Cook

Ina Cook, age 88, of Beckley, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at the Bowers Hospice House following an extended illness.

She was born on August 6, 1924, in Itmann, WV.

Ms. Cook enjoyed cooking for her family and was a devoted member of Maxwell Hill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice Cook Ellison; and a brother, Warren Tolliver.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include her twin sister, Iris Cook of Beckley, and sister, Iva Halsey of Bellevue, Ohio; brother, Chester Ellison of Beckley; and a nephew, John Halsey of Bellevue, Ohio.

A celebration of Ms. Cook’s life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2012, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley with Pastor Ken Killen officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Prosperity.

Friends may call from 12 to 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available at

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

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