The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 16, 2014

Obituaries — Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

Betty J. Ashley

PICKENS, S.C. — Betty J. Ashley of Pickens, S.C., died Feb. 11, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at First Presbyterian Church in Hinton, with Dr. Barbara Romfo officiating. Interment will be in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call 30 minutes prior to service time Tuesday at the church. A reception will follow the service at the church.

Online condolences and guest register at

Local arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Edward Clay Barber

RICHLANDS, Va. — Edward Clay Barber, age 58, of Richlands, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at his home in Hidden Valley, Richlands, Virginia, surrounded by his family. He was our cherished and beloved father, husband, brother, uncle and friend.

He was born in Richwood, West Virginia, and was the son of the late J.C. and Garnet Sneed Barber.

Edward was a graduate of Richlands High School and a Bachelor of Arts from ETSU in Johnson City, Tennessee. He was a salesman in the Mining Industry where he previously worked at Joy Manufacturing, Jewell Smokeless, Ingersoll Rand, Electroquip and, most recently, American Mine Research. He was an avid golfer being a member of the Tazewell County Country Club and he was a longtime resident of the area.

He is survived by: His Wife, Peggy Barber. One Daughter: Jill Barber Blankenship and husband, Derick, of Raleigh, North Carolina. One Son, Jason Clay Barber of Richlands, Virginia. One Sister, Nancy Meadows of Nashville, Tennessee. One Brother: JC Barber and wife, Sharon, of Beckley, West Virginia. One Nephew: Thomas Meadows and wife, Dottie, of Nashville, Tennessee. Three Nieces: Julie Nagy and husband, Dan, of Raleigh, North Carolina; Jann O’Hara and husband, Chris, of Morgantown, West Virginia; Jennifer Manchau and husband, Doug, of Morgantown, West Virginia. Great-Nieces and Nephews: Kortney Brus of Wilmington, North Carolina; Sarah Meadows of Nashville, Tennessee; Sean Meadows of Nashville, Tennessee; Jenna and Justin Nagy of Raleigh, North Carolina; Julianna and Jessica Manchau of Morgantown, West Virginia. His two dogs that he loved: Jager and Boomer.

Funeral services to remember the life of Edward Clay Barber will be Sunday, February 16, 2014, at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands, Virginia, with Rev. Larry David Ratliff and Rev. Betzy Elifrits Warren officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Virginia. Pallbearers will be: Dailey “Buck” Bucklen, Dale Conn, Gerald Ramsey, Kenneth “Butch” Reed, Robert “Bob” Saxton and Larry Worrell.

The Barber family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday evening at Hurst-Scott Funeral Home; 1401 Second St.; Richlands, VA.

The family request that donations of sympathy be made to: Legacy Hospice: 1963 Second St.; Richlands, VA 24641.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at

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