The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

February 12, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

James Luther Aud II

FENWICK MOUNTAIN — James Luther Aud II, 54 of Fenwick Mountain, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Taylor Cemetery, Fenwick Mountain, with Pastor J.D.  Morris officiating.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 13, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, is in charge of arrangements.


Samuel Russell Bennett

Samuel Russell Bennett, 83, of Tug Creek, died at 2:04 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, W.Va.

Arrangements are pending completion at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.


June Elizabeth Coleman

QUINWOOD — June Elizabeth Coleman, 83, of Quinwood formerly of Highland Springs, departed this life on Monday, February 10, 2014.

Born May 3, 1930 at Marfrance, she was the daughter of the late Staley and Edith Smoot Cale.

June was a homemaker and at one time worked in the stock room at the G.C. Murphy Company. She loved to be busy; planting flowers, playing the piano and spending time with her beloved kitties Muffin and JoJo.  

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Staley C. Cale Jr.

June leaves behind many people who loved her dearly.

She is survived by her husband Walter H. Coleman; son Jim Crist of Jenks, Okla.; daughter Susan Lomicka and son-in-law Joe of Henrico, Va.; six grandchildren Mary Crist, Ashley Lomicka, Jenny Lomicka, Matthew Lomicka, Mason Crist and Cale Crist; two great-grandchildren Fred and Jack; and her sister-in-law and shopping buddy, Linda Cale.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday, February 16, at 2:30 p.m. at Highland Springs Church of the Nazerene, 6003 Hawks Lane, Richmond, Va.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations of sympathy be made to The American Cancer Society in memory of June Coleman at 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Online condolences at

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.


Bonnie Gingise

WHITMAN — Bonnie Gingise, 82 of Whitman, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Godby.

Friends may call on the family Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

For email condolences go to:

Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.


Mary Katherine ‘Kathy’ Kochenderfer

RUPERT — Mary Katherine "Kathy" Kochenderfer, 71, of Rupert, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 15, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc.

There will be no service.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.


George Nichols

FAYETTEVILLE — George Nichols, 61, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at his home.  

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville, WV, will be assisting the family.


Bert Ray Nugen

FAYETTEVILLE — Bert Ray Nugen, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away  Tuesday, January 11, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2014, at Fayetteville First Church of God with Pastor Mike Parsons and Pastor Danny Goins officiating. Interment will follow at Highlawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill.

Friends may call at the church on the day of the funeral from noon to service time.    

For those wishing to express their condolences to Mr. Nugen’s family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome. com

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.


Charles Edgar Pugh

Charles Edgar Pugh, age 82, of Eccles, beloved husband and best friend of Mary Williams Pugh for 56 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 10, 2014, after a long illness.

Mr. Pugh was born on June 1, 1931, in Eccles, W.Va. He was preceded death by his parents, Frank Arthur and Mary Alice McGee Pugh as well as siblings Sally, Naomi, Frank Arthur, Leonard, James, and Dexter.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife Mary, daughter Kathie and husband Kevin Pitchford of Staunton, Va., daughter Kimberly and husband David Farley of Beckley, son Eddie Pugh and wife Cara of Eccles; two sisters, Margaret Stone of Eccles, and Pearl Hebb of Colorado. Grandchildren include, Nikole, Nicholas, Rachel, Cameron, and Sonni. Great grandchildren, Jaimen, Landon, Maddie, and Breckston, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and close friends.

After proudly serving his country in the Korean War as an Armor Crewmen (tanker), in the  U.S. Army, Mr. Pugh was honorably discharged and went on to a successful career of 43 years with the Kroger Company. He lived his life as he served his country, with pride, integrity, respect, and honor. Those are the qualities he had instilled in his children and they have instilled it in theirs. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Friday, February 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Danny Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Friends may visit with the family from noon until service time on Friday.

Pallbearers will be family members and friends.

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.  


Sean Christopher Shivers

Mr. Sean Christopher Shivers, 42, of Beckley, died Friday, February 7, 2014.

Born July 31, 1971, he was the son of Herman Shivers of Charlotte, N.C., and Geraldine Nelson Shivers of Detroit, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his son, Isaiah “Zay” Shivers; maternal grandfather, William A. Nelson; maternal great-grandmother, Julia A. Nelson; uncles, William “Bro” Nelson and Kevin Allen.

Left to cherish precious memories are his wife, Kimberly Michelle Jackson Shivers; son, Dezmahn Shivers of Summerville, S.C.; daughters, Chante’ Shivers of Beckley, and DeZhane Hardiman of Fort Mill, S.C.; brother, Walter C. Preston of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Tamara D. Shivers and Natia N. Shivers, both of Detroit, Mich.; aunt, Maureen Nelson (who raised him); four grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins who will dearly miss him.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Friday, February 14, 2014, at Heart of God Ministries, 1703 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, with Bishop Fred T. Simms officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Family will receive expressions of sympathy at 125 Deegans Street, Beckley.

Condolences may be emailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.


Margaret Dorine Wood

Margaret Dorine Wood, 92, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014. She was a life-long resident of the Beckley area and spent winters in Florida for several years.

She was born on October 30, 1921. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and was a member of the Carriage Drive Church of Christ. Margaret worked 40 years for Smith & Stover Coal Co. She enjoyed traveling, reading, watching sports, and in her younger days she loved to roller skate.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Jospeh P. and Lottie Wood; two brothers, Buck and Kyle; two half sisters, Lola Maynor and Pearl Spangenberg.

She is survived by her close friend and caregiver Gloria Sweeney; special nephew Jim Maynor (Brenda); nieces Kylene Martin (Jim), Sally and Jan Deaner, Lynda Shelton (Harrison); Donna Jo Sutton (Mark); and several other nieces and nephews.

Per Margaret’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Graveside rites will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Sunset Memorial Park with Jim Wilson officiating. Friends who would like to attend may gather at Calfee Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to join the procession to the cemetery.

On line condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.


Frank J. Zinz Jr.

MINDEN — Frank J. Zinz Jr., age 51, of Minden, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014.

In keeping with Mr. Zinz’s final wishes he will be cremated and services will be held by the family at a later date.

Online condolences may sent to the Zinz Family by visiting

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive in Prosperity.