The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 27, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Louise Cheatwood

Mrs. Louise Cheatwood, 92, of New Jersey, formerly of Beckley, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Bonita Fleshman Donelow

MINDEN — Bonita Fleshman Donelow, 54, of Minden, WV, died Friday, January 25, 2013, at her home.

Born April 12, 1958, at Oak Hill, WV, she was the daughter of Barbara Sanger Fleshman of Minden and the late William Fleshman, Sr.

Bonita was a homemaker.

Preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert F. Donelow, who died February 3, 2010; two brothers, Michael Fleshman and James Fleshman; and one sister, Susan Evans.

Survivors include one daughter, Ruth Ann Owens of Minden; one son, Mathew Fleshman of Minden; nine stepchildren; six brothers, William Fleshman, Jr., Randy Fleshman, Sr., David Fleshman, Sr., all of Minden; Danny Fleshman, Sr., Jimmy Fleshman, Danny Fleshman, Jr., all of Hilltop; grandchildren, Dallas F. Elkins of Murray, KY, Brandon Elkins and Taylor Ann Elkins, both of Arizona; Sara Lynn Fleshman of Minden; one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2013, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Henry Hudson officiating. Burial will follow at Highlawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to our website at:

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Edward A. Gendron Jr.

Edward A. Gendron, Jr., went home to be with the Lord on January 25, 2013. He was born on June 23, 1932, in Cambridge, Mass., to the late Edward, Sr., and Helen Gendron.

He was a United States Navy Veteran and served in the Korean War.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his four brothers-in-law, Edward Christian, Tom Bishop, Robert Christian and John Gillenwater.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 52 years, Louise Gendron; daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Jeff Jameson of Daniels; sister, Lorraine Chambers and husband, Harvey, of Merrimach, NH; brother, Charlie Gendron and wife, Lillian, of Tewksbury, Mass.; sisters-in-law, Jessie Gillenwater of Church Hill, TN, Alma Bishop of Kingsport, TN, JoAnn Honaker and husband, Richard, of Rogersville, TN; and many nieces and nephews.

He was a truck driver for National Linen Service out of Roanoke, VA, which brought him to West Virginia. He then became a coal miner having worked for Ranger Fuel, Itmann, and Sabine Coal Companies. He then worked for Top Notch Services until his retirement.

He was an avid sports fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and the Boston Celtics.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses at Raleigh General Hospital for the devotion and loving care that was given to Ed during his stay; also a special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Chips.

A service to celebrate the life of Edward A. Gendron, Jr., will be held 2 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Larry Lilly officiating. Burial will follow the services at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. until time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.

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