The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 16, 2013

Obituaries Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2012


Claris June Jackson

RICHWOOD — Claris June Jackson, 82, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Little Laurel Baptist Church, Richwood, with Pastor Jack Cole officiating. Burial will follow in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.

Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Little Laurel Baptist Church, Richwood.

Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Rickey Lee Lester

JUSTICE — Rickey Lee “Monster Pig” Lester, 56,  died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

Service will be Saturday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, with the Rev. Jonas Trent and the Rev. James Cline officiating. Burial will follow at Dave and Lizzie Lester Family Cemetery.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Margaret ‘Ann’ Mills McPherson

Margaret “Ann” Mills McPherson, 71, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013, following a long illness.

Born December 10, 1941 at Soak Creek, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Clayton Lonzo and Mozetta Richardson Mills.

Ann was a former beautician and also a realtor for Century 21-First Choice. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Beckley and also attended Freedom Ministries in Beaver. She was a lifelong resident of Beckley. Ann’s greatest joy, interest and hobby were her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Ray McPherson and a brother, Jack Mills.

She is survived by daughters, Kim Jesse and husband David and Michelle Lester of Beckley; son, Shane McPherson and wife Chandra of Beckley; grandchildren, Derrick Tyree, Justin (J.K.) Tyree, Zane Lester and Aiden McPherson, all of Beckley, Brandon Jesse and Ryan Jesse of Glen White; great-grandchildren, Lilli Tyree, Levi Jesse, Jordan Jesse and Dawson Jesse; brothers, David Mills of Soak Creek and Jimmy Mills and wife Genevieve of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; niece, Renee Criner  of Charleston, W.Va.; and nephews, Ken Mills of Charleston, Dean Mills of Soak Creek and C.J. Mills of Bensalem, Pa.

Per the wishes of Ann, she was laid to rest beside of her beloved husband, Bobby Ray McPherson in a private ceremony at Sunset Memorial Park on Tuesday, January 15 attended only by her children and grandchildren.

In addition Ann requested there will be no public viewing, however, there will be a public celebration service of her life on Thursday, January 17, 2013  at 6 p.m. at Freedom Ministries located in Beaver at 806 Grandview Road with pastor Philip Farrington officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Freedom Ministries, P.O. Box 655, Crab Orchard, WV 25827 or Memorial Baptist Church, 1405 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, WV 25801

On line condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

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