The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 11, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Wilber E. Haynes

SISSONVILLE — Wilber E. Haynes, 93, of Sissonville, passed peacefully on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

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Service times are pending with Long and Fisher Funeral Home, 6837 Sissonville Drive,  Sissonville.

Grace Wilson Howe

SCOTTSVILLE, N.Y. — Grace Wilson Howe, 93, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

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Grace’s visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, 1411 Vintage Ln, Rochester, N.Y. Her funeral service will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Friday at Park Ridge Free Methodist Church, 10 Straub Rd, Rochester, N.Y. Interment on Sunday, December 15 at 11 a.m. in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Beckley.

Donations may be made to Free Methodist World Missions, 770 North High School Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46214 in Grace’s memory.

Arrangements by Walker Brothers Funeral Home, N.Y.

Phyllis Carol Mills Lilly

Phyllis Carol Mills Lilly, age 71 of Sophia, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family, friends, and her puppy “Honey”.

Born on July 26, 1942 at Fitzpatrick, she was the daughter of the late Shirley Mills and Margaret Brubaker Mills. She married her late husband Thomas Eugene Lilly on February 17, 1962.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Furmidge, by brothers, Shirley “Brother” Mills, Donald Ray Mills, and Charles Mills.

Phyllis was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and sister. She was a true friend to all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by all.

Phyllis was a member of the Lillybrook Freewill Baptist Church and was very dedicated to her church family.  She never lost faith or trust in the Lord.  She fought a hard battle and now she has won.

Survivors include two sisters, June Ann Mills Howington and her husband Ed of Virginia, and Gladys Mills Sexton of Coal City. Four sons, Tommy Lilly of Sophia, Jeff Lilly and his wife Gina of Fayetteville, WV, Randy Lilly of Sophia, and Craig Lilly of Sophia. A daughter,  Margaret Reed and her husband Eddie of Coal City.

Phyllis has nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and two great grandsons on the way. Many nieces and nephews and other family members also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Thursday December 12, 2013 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Lowell Black officiating. Burial will follow at the Thompson Cemetery at Coal City.

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

Pallbearers will be Tommy, Randy, Jeff, Craig, and J.T. Lilly, and Eddie Reed. Honorary pallbearer will be Travis Owens.

The family would like to thank most of all Dr. Oar, and Hospice of Southern WV for their compassionate care and the comfort that they provided to the family.

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

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