The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 15, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014



Calvin Trail

Calvin Trail, age 81, of Shady Spring, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.


John Willard Williams

Precious Husband, Daddy and Paw Paw, John Willard Williams, 79, of Maple Fork, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.

Born November 27, 1934 at Toney’s Fork, W.Va., he was a son of the late Alvie and Maudie Boggs Williams.

He was a coal miner for 30 years and loved to coon hunt and go ginsenging.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Isom Williams; and two cousins, Lorn Williams and Orba Williams.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Shelva Jean Holstein Williams; six daughters, Rose Mary Parsons and Connie Ruff and her husband, James of Mount Hope, Jane Ann Smith Williams of Fayetteville, Sandra Sanger and her husband, Skip, Tammy Underwood, and Debby Patterson and her husband, Robert, all of Mount Hope and Randall Parsons of Beckley, who was like a son. Also surviving are a brother, Ward Williams of Clear Creek and a sister, Orpha Collins of Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with Rev. Jerry Tyree officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to our website at: www.tyreefuneralhome. com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.


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