The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 27, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013


Thelma Mae Pozzie Vance

OAK HILL — Thelma Mae Pozzie Vance, 87, of Oak Hill, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Mildred Ellen Walls

Mildred Ellen Walls, age 95, passed away on January 25, 2013, at her home after several years of failing health.

Born March 9, 1917, in Gilbert, WV, to the late Rush Elkins and Mary Ellen Elkins.

Mildred was a lifelong homemaker. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, flower gardening, and reading. She was especially fond of family history and will be sadly missed by family and friends.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her only sister Charlotte Olsen and brothers Okie, Omar, Dwight, Delmas, Walter, and Malcolm Elkins.

In addition to her parents and siblings, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emick R. Walls; a son, Ray M. Walls.

Those surviving include her children, Roland K. Walls of Beckley, Darold T. Walls (Linda) of Jamestown, ND, Nadine Mossner (Ralph) of Saginaw, MI, Dr. Russell Walls of Morganton, NC, Ritchie Walls (Barbara) of Mount Hope, and Lorin Walls (Carol) of Sophia; 26 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2013, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley with Pastor Ken Killen officiating and Pastor Phillip Farrington assisting. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held the same morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel.

Her family wishes to send a special thanks to Roland Walls, who devotedly and tenderly cared for her since her husband’s passing in 1974. Also, thanks to Maxwell Hill Baptist Church, where she was also a longtime member. Her grandchildren Alex Walls, Michelle Treadway, and Deborah Underwood who have taken turns taking care of her, and to Barbara Walls who cooked her meals for the last several years. Finally, thanks to Hospice who has also provided excellent care for her.

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

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

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