The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 20, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013



Pauline E. Clemons

Pauline E. Clemons, 84, of Beaver, formerly of Sophia, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born July 13, 1928, in Stotesbury, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chester Smith.

Pauline graduated in 1946 from Mark Twain High School, she then served in the Woman’s Army Corps, then retired from many years of working at Pinecrest Hospital in Beckley, and a longtime former resident of Sophia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Clemons; her only daughter Karen Clemons; her sisters, Mary Francis Scott, Juanita Hylton, Betty Puckett; and her brother, Chester Smith Jr.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sister, Doris Lilly of Cape Carteret, N.C.; brothers, James L. Smith of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Kenneth Smith of Ann Arbor, Mich.; her nephew, Thomas Puckett and his wife, Sheila, who have been her primary caregivers over the last several years, and a host of nieces and nephews and beloved friends.

In keeping with Pauline’s wishes, she will be cremated and there will be no services at this time.

An online guest registry and other information can be found by visiting

The honor of serving the Clemons family was given to Blue Ridge Funeral Home 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.


Rev. Douglas MacArthur Cook

On Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, our beloved Douglas MacArthur Cook, 70, of Midway passed away after a sudden illness.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 23, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Beckley with Rev. William O. Tolliver officiating. Burial will follow at Hot Coal Cemetery.

Friends may gather with family Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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