The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 15, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014



Mary Evelyn Cole

WINONA — Mary Evelyn Cole, 79 of Winona, went home to be with the Lord, following a long illness at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley, on Sunday, January 12, 2014.

She was born in Winona, on Sunday, July 22, 1934, the daughter of Vernon Everett Cole and Edith Crosby Idell Cole.

She was a loving and devoted sister who took care of her mother and housebound brother. She was a Christian. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters Wilma L. Cole of West Virginia, Wanda Fay Pridemore of California; brothers Thomas Edward Cole of California, Everett Andrew Cole Sr. of New York, Vernon Leslie Cole of West Virginia.

Survivors include her beloved Cheryl Lynn Sears and her husband Leonidas of Dacula, Georgia; sister Betty Jane Harrell of Winona, West Virginia; brothers Robert Floyd Cole and his wife Barbara of West Seneca, New York; Charles Ray Cole and his wife Kathy of Hamburg, New York; James Jerry Cole Sr., and his wife Connie of Winona, West Virginia; Donald Michael Cole and his wife Carol of Winona, West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted, West Virginia, with Rev. Michael Loudermilk officiating. Burial will follow in the Jennette Cemetery, Lookout, West Virginia.

Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.


Rosemary Farthing

ASHLAND, Ky. — Rosemary Farthing, 84, of Route 5, Ashland, died Sunday, January 12, 2014, at Community Hospice Care Center following an extended illness.

Rosemary was born April 11, 1929, at Beckley, W.Va., a daughter of the late Walter and Ruth Underwood Farthing. She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by a daughter, Leondas Ruth Miller, two brothers, Virgil and Woodrow Farthing and two sisters, Jeanette Hendrickson and Quindora Childers.

Surviving include three sons, Harry Miller, Walt Miller, and Dennis Miller, and wife B’Gail, all of Ashland, Ky.; a daughter, Gail Miller of Ashland, Kentucky; two sisters, Helen Lilly of Goldsboro, North Carolina and Winnie Deck (Gene) of Crab Orchard, and a brother William Farthing (Pinky) of Ocala, Fla.; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Beckley, by Pastor Scott Dameron.

Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.prestonfamilyfuneralhome. com

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