The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 29, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Louise Catherine Koontz Bittinger

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Louise Catherine Koontz Bittinger, 91, formerly of White Sulphur Springs, died Saturday night, Jan. 26, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, Ingleside Avenue, White Sulphur Springs. Burial will follow in the Whatcoat Cemetery, Rt. 92N, White Sulphur Springs. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the church.

Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.

Evelyn Tilley ‘Eggy’ Callison

CORLISS — Evelyn Tilley “Eggy” Callison, 91, of Corliss, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, is in charge of arrangements.

Roger White Cummings

OAK HILL — Roger White Cummings, 95, of Oak Hill, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Julia Brianne Dorsey

SUMMERSVILLE — Julia Brianne Dorsey, 16-year-old daughter with special needs of William Bradley and Melissa Dawn Patterson Dorsey of Summersville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville, with Pastors Dana Gatewood and Lee Boso officiating. Burial will follow in the Walker Memorial Park at Summersville. Friends may call from noon until service time Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Charleston Make A Wish Foundation.


Clarence Lee ‘Buck’ Gibson

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — Clarence Lee “Buck” Gibson, 91, of Christiansburg, formerly of Lynco, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013, at his home.

He was born January 11, 1922, in Lorado, W.Va., a son of the late Levi Martin Gibson and the late Alpha Mae Brown Gibson Albright.

He worked for Eastern Associated Coal Corporation for 35 years and was a member of the UMWA local 7604.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his stepfather Tom Albright; four brothers Chester Gibson, Lovell Gibson, Doyle Gibson and Seldon Gibson; a sister Vonda Gibson.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 72 years, Erna Lucille Bishop Gibson; two sons Roger D. (Carol) Gibson of Maben, W.Va., and Donald L. “Goldwater” (Toni) Gibson of Lynco; four daughters Betty (JD) Parris of Glade Spring, Va., Diana (Tim) Donathan of Christiansburg, Va., Debbie K. (Ray Thomas) Toler of Rincon, Ga., and Madonna L. (Rod) Burchett of Stanford, Ky.; a brother Vester (Lorraine) Gibson of Claramore, Okla.; a sister Evelyn (Powell) Lusk of Hartville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren Sonja Seymore, Sherry Blondino, Kimberly Adkins, Erica Frankum, Leslie Powell, Jeremy Toler, Donald Gibson, Michael Gibson, Brittany Gibson, and Gabe Gibson, and Elizabeth Burchett; 15 great-grandchildren Clay and Zane Seymore, Zak Blankenship, Jacob Blondino, Tyler and Tanner Adkins, Zachary Frankum, Heather Rouse, Hunter Powell, Eli and Abe Toler, Levi and Jordan Gibson, Rileigh Gibson and Makilah New; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at the Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Earl Brewer and Bro. Jimmy Gibson officiating. Buck will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, W.Va.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at the church.

Grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

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