The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 16, 2013

Obituaries Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2012


James ‘Jim’ William Meade Sr.

On Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, our most cherished James “Jim” William Meade Sr. passed away in his 76th year.

Known affectionately as “Jim,” James was born in Beckley on Dec. 14, 1936; he was the son of the Roy and Janet Meade.

James loved hunting, farming and tending his cattle. He worked as a carpenter .

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne Pack Meade.

James leaves to cherish his memory his loving children, James Meade Jr., Rhonda Meade, Deloris Taylor and her husband, Charles, and John Meade all of Beckley; he was the proud grandfather of three grandchildren, Jesse Meade, Christopher Meade, and Matthew Meade all of Beckley.

On Thursday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m., we will remember the life of James William Meade with a “Service of Remembrance” in the Melton Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Paul Zutaut officiating. James will be laid to rest in the Meade Family Cemetery on Sweeneysburg Road.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary Inc., Beckley.

Freddie F. Miller

GREENVILLE — Freddie F. Miller, 69, of Hans Creek Road, passed away, Sunday January 13, 2013, at Carilion Giles Community Hospital, Pearisburg, Va.

Born April 23, 1943 in Monroe County, he was the son of the late Ross E. and Beulah Miller.

Freddie had worked as a carpenter and painter. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Lindside, W.Va., and attended the First Missionary Baptist Church of Ballard.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy, Lonnie and Marvin Miller, one sister, Euna Lester and a stepson, Charles Trent.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Ann Allen Miller, two stepsons, Dale and Bart Trent, both of Hans Creek; one stepdaughter, Josie Andersen of Blue Lick; one brother, Henry “Ray” Miller of Beckley; six sisters, Awilda Adkins of Danville, Va., Barbara Shaver of Hans Creek, Ruth Pence of Ballard, Mary Ellen Ballard of Ashland, Ky., Helen Faye Muska of Hans Creek, and Martha Kalin of Spotswood, N.J. and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 12 p.m.  Thursday, January 17, 2013, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Steve Howdock officiating. Burial will follow at the Ellison Cemetery, Greenville.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of the services at the funeral home on Thursday.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Miller family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

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