The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 28, 2014

Obituaries — Saturday, June 28, 2014

Larry G. Brown

MULLENS — Larry George Brown, 66, of Mullens, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014,  at Bowers Hospice House.

Arrangements are incomplete at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Joan Janet DeWees

PETERSTOWN — Joan Janet DeWees, 80, of Peterstown, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014.

It was Mrs. DeWees’ wish to be cremated.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the DeWees family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Peggy Martin Dorsey

MOUNT HOPE — Peggy Martin Dorsey, 88, of Mount Hope, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements are pending at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Robert Douglas ‘Bob’ Garrison

Robert Douglas “Bob” Garrison, age 76, of Prosperity, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born on April 15, 1938, in Eccles, W.Va., he was the son of the late Frank Garrison and Robena Collier Garrison.

Mr. Garrison was a retired carpenter, and a member of the Carpenter’s Local Union #1911.

He was a resident of Prosperity for the past 32 years. 

Mr. Garrison was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife of 54 years, Elsie Roberts Garrison; five children, Annette and her husband David Clay, Keith Garrison and his wife Jane, Norris Garrison and his wife Kimberly, Sandra Chavis and her husband Evander, Frank Garrison and his wife Julie; 10 grandsons, Michael, Jonathan, Bobby, Robert, Frank, Anthony, Denny, Mark, Jessie and Tristan; 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, special friends, Terry and Kemal, and many other loving friends also survive. He will be remembered as a devoted family man and a loyal friend.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Danny Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at the Calfee Cemetery at Mt. Tabor.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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