The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 12, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, December 12, 2013

Betty Jane Dixon Banks

Betty Jane Dixon Banks, “Nana”, 83, of Seth, passed away  Saturday, December 7, 2013.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Healing Stream Baptist Church at Seth with Pastor Keith George officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery at Orgas.

Friends may call from 12 noon on Friday at the church.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.


Terry Belcher

ACCOVILLE — Terry Belcher, 53, of Accoville, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

Service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Kistler Freewill Baptist Church.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Kistler Freewill Baptist Church, with special service at 7 p.m.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.


Katherine Kyle  Bowden

POQUOSON, Va. — On Monday, December 9, 2013, Nellie Katherine Kyle Bowden went home to glory. Katherine, a native of Beckley, and a 1966 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, was a 24 year resident of Poquoson.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, James Atticus Bowden; children, Molly Osyf and husband Peter, J. Albert Bowden II, and Maggie Buchanan and husband Russell; sister, Jackie Titus and husband, Thomas; brother, Ronnie Kyle and wife, Linda; as well as many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.  She also leaves behind the lights of her life, grandchildren, Sophia, Colin and Lillian Osyf, and Bonnie Kyle Buchanan.

She was preceded in death by parents, Bonnie Kyle Stansbury and Jack Kyle as well as grandparents, Wavie Acord Miller and Arnett Miller.

Katherine was a beloved member of the Mount Vernon Elementary School staff as the school’s guidance counselor for almost 20 years. A Sunday school teacher at Emmaus Baptist Church, passionate daughter of Christ, best friend to many, avid gardener and reader, she loved life and especially all those who she shared it with through the years. While we take comfort in her belief in our Lord and Savior and his promise of everlasting life, our grief is profound and she will be forever missed.

The family will receive friends Thursday, December 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A Celebration of Katherine’s life will follow 4 p.m. on Friday, December 13, at Bethel Baptist Church, Tabb, by Pastor Dan Cromer, followed by a reception at the church. Burial will follow in the Spring at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to MVES (the scholarship she started through the Just Say No Foundation),  Safe and Drug Free Scholarship, c/o Joanne Lane, 310 Mount Vernon Dr., Yorktown, VA, 23693.

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