The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 12, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013


Gene Edward Nicholas

OAK HILL — Surrounded by his family, our loving husband, father and grandfather, Gene Edward Nicholas, 74, of Oak Hill, died on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Hilltop Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hilltop, W.Va.

Born September 2, 1938, at Kilsyth, W.Va., he was the son of the late Alfred William and Lorena Craddock Nicholas.

Gene loved hunting and fishing and had an interest in trains.

Survivors include wife, Carolyn Yvonne Vass Nicholas, one daughter, Alisa Nicholas of Oak Hill, and two sisters, Pearl Burgess of Oak Hill and Norma Tyler of Sandston, Va.

He is also survived by four grandchildren, Christina Ayers, Tamara Chittum and husband, Joel, Erica Ayers and Bryan Bryant.

Funeral services will be on Sunday, January 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Pastor Bill McClung officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Mary Onion

Mrs. Mary Onion of Beckley died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Dallas L. Peters

Dallas L. Peters, 89, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013.

Born May 3, 1923, in Bald Knob, W.Va., he was the son of the late Early and Dona Green Peters.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dean and Arlie Peters; sister, Eileen Bradford; granddaughter, Lisa Eason; and son-in-law, Deano Jones, a UBB miner of Beckley.

Dallas was a retired coal miner having worked 40 years for Eastern Coal. He attended the Open Door Church in Shady Spring, was a 63-year member of the Masonic Lodge O’Dell #115 in Madison, WV, Scottish Rite Bodies. Dallas was an avid fisherman.

Dallas is survived by his wife Alice of 39 years; four daughters, Lesia Workman of Wharton, W.Va., Gina Jones of Beckley, Donna Craft and husband Melvin of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Karen Steel of Miliam, Mich.; one son, Loren Peters and wife Linda of Sacramento, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Kaitlen Vint, Kyle Dean Jones, J.D. and Chris Craft, Katrina Hill, Jason Peters, Jessica Belding and Kim and Robyn Piach; 14 great-grandchildren, four stepchildren; numerous stepgrandchildren whom he loved dearly; sisters, Opal Pennington of Wharton, Lois Brewer of Alum Creek, W.Va., Ivy Workman of Marysville, W.Va.; brothers, Arnie Peters of Clarksville, Ind., and Denzel Peters of Lancaster, Ohio. Dallas is also survived by his granddog, Maddi.

Alice, Lesia and Gina would like to thank his friends for all of the memories and fishing adventures.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Don Kelly officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 12 noon until time of service.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Dean Jones, Dustin Hill, Kelle Craft, Brady Craft, Garrett Hill, Austin Hill, Dallas Craft.

In lieu of flowers, Dallas would have wanted donations made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, in honor of his grandson Kyle Dean Jones to help find a cure.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

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