The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 29, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013


Isaiah ‘Zay’ Shivers

Mr. Isaiah “Zay” Shivers, 20, of Beckley, died Thursday, January 24, 2013, at the Doug and Lucy Bowers Hospice House.

Born June 8, 1992, he was the son of Sean Christopher Shivers and Kimberly Michelle Jackson Shivers of Beckley.

He was preceded in death by maternal great-grandmothers Mary “Maggie” Mallory and Catherine Jackson; maternal great-grandfather Herman H. Mallory; maternal grandfather Nathaniel Jackson; paternal great-grandmother Julia Nelson and uncle William “Bro” Nelson.

Those left to cherish his memories are his children, Xaveair Christopher Tay’Sean Shivers of Oak Hill and Zy’Airah Nevaeh Austin of Beckley; brother, Dezmahn Shivers of Beckley, and sister Chante Shivers of Beckley and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be at 12 noon Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Heart of God Ministries, 1703 So. Kanawha St., Beckley, with Bishop Bob Tunstalle officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends may call the church one hour prior to the service.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Lucille Beverly Sizemore Chambers Wheeler

As the sun came up on her favorite day of the week, Ida Lucille Beverly Sizemore Chambers Wheeler went to sing in God’s Holy Choir on Sunday, January 27, 2013.  

Lucille was born on December 8, 1921, to the Rev. Edgar and Buna Brewster Beverly of Indian Creek, W.Va.

Preceding her in death was her first husband and father of her children, Thomas E. Sizemore. After his passing she married Lewis Chambers and then George Wheeler. A son, Douglas Edward Sizemore; granddaughter, Karen Marie Sizemore; grandson, Larry Ray Shields; brother, Fred Edward Beverly; adopted sister, Elsie St Clair and her husband, Arthur St Clair; and stepgrandchild, Tim Stewart, also preceded her in death.

Lucille was the pastor for many years of the Indian Creek Community Church on the Welch-Pineville Road. She loved to sing, play the piano and being with people. She was employed for a short time at Buddy’s Discount in Pineville. She lived in Welch, W.Va., and then moved to Beaver, to be near her daughter. She was attending Beaver United Methodist Church at the time of her death.

Loved ones that will miss their Mom and MawMaw are her daughter, Dorisann Sullivan and husband Glen of Beaver; son, Thomas E. Sizemore and wife Kathy of South Pasadena, Fla.; grandchildren, Rhonda Shields Breen and husband Mike of Tampa, Fla., Dana Shields Thomas and husband Paul of Fayetteville, N.C., Tennis Randall Shields and Freda Kay of Southaven, Miss., Greg Sizemore of Germany, Sonya Sizemore Techton and husband Sam of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Jeremy, Greg and Amanda Stewart who would visit with Lucille every chance they had; great-grandchildren, Melissa Proctor (Dustin) of Ala., Thomas Shields (Melissa) of Welch, W.Va., William Jones of Fayetteville, N.C., Joseph Techton (Adrianne) of Fla., Megan Techton of Fla., Amanda and Eleanor Sizemore of Va., Amber Sorah of Miss.; great-great-grandchildren, Jameson, Conner and Violet, children of Melissa, Jacob, son of William and Charlotte, daughter of Joseph; sister, Kitty Campbell and Howard of Ohio; brother, Lyndal Beverly of Baileysville, W.Va., Marsha Wheeler and Barney of Princeton; a friend that was like a daughter to her, Mrs. Deloris Bowles and Don of Welch-Pineville Road.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, where a scripture prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. conducted by Pastor Paul Stadelman. Funeral services will be 12 noon Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Indian Creek Community Church on the Welch–Pineville Road, with Pastor Scott Cline and Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny.

Friends may call at the church one prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801, or to Helping Hands Community Resource Center, P.O. Box 5005, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Gladys Irene Wooddell

LEWISBURG — Gladys Irene Wooddell, 68, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

There will be no services or visitation.

Please send online condolences by visiting

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

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