The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 11, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Elizabeth ‘Liz’  Asbury

Elizabeth “Liz” Asbury, 53, of Rock, died Sunday, December 8, 2013.

Funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home, Princeton.

Betty Banks

SETH — Betty Banks, of Seth, passed away Saturday, Dec 7, 2013.

A full obituary will follow later, arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Murl Dean Boothe

FRANKFORD — Murl Dean Boothe, 86, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg. Burial will follow in Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Herman Lee Cole

LINDISDE — Herman Lee Cole, 75, of Lindside, passed away Monday, December 9, 2013.

Funeral Services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with Bro. Rodger Boothe and Bro. Dewey Broyles officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Memorial Gardens, Lindside.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations of sympathy be made in memory of Lee to the St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research Center, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at

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

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Dorothy Gale Hylton Ward Sizemore Craddock

Dorothy Gale Hylton Ward Sizemore Craddock 68, of MacArthur, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Monday, December 9, 2013, in the Bowers Hospice House, following a long illness.

Born September 19, 1945 in Stotesbury, she was the daughter of the late Bige and Juanita Smith Hylton.

Dorothy was a longtime employee at K-Mart in Beckley; she was a devout member of the Beckwith Apostolic Church, where she served in many capacities over the years. Dorothy loved the Lord, and showed that love every day to anyone who came in contact with her.  She was a servant who devoted her life to helping others in any way that she could.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband Garland Ward Sr., her second husband Glen Sizemore, and her third husband Jack Craddock, her brother Luther Carl Hylton.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children Deborah Ward Carter and her companion Sammy and Garland Ward Jr. and his wife Jenine; three grandchildren, Garland Ward III, Jacinda Ward King and Ashton Peyton Carter. Her two great grandchildren Leah King, Jayleigh Ward. Her brother Larry Hylton, and her sisters Linda Hylton and Penney Burleson. A host of nieces, nephews, and her very dearly loved church family.

Services celebrating her life and devotion to her church will be held Friday, December 13, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Beckwith Apostolic Church with her Pastor Rick Barker officiating.  Services will also be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013 in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Following the service Dorothy will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley

Friends may gather with the family on Friday evening from 5 p.m. until service time at the church. On Saturday from noon until service time at the funeral home. Family and friends are welcome to attend both services.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting

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

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