The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 29, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014


Lena Frances Lilly

Winter Haven, Fla. — Lena Frances Lilly of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Beckley, passed away Jan. 25, 2014.

Arrangements are incomplete at Blue Ridge Funeral Home.

Velva Marie Lusk

Velva Marie Lusk, 103, of Beaver, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Roger Pauley officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may visit with the family two hours prior to the service Saturday.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Wendell Lusk

Wendell Lusk, age 72, of Daniels, passed away at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley on Monday, January 27, 2014.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 727 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Vanus ‘Van’ Mann

LINDSIDE — Vanus “Van” Mann, 76, of Lindside, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the Springfield Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Lowell Allen Osborne Sr.

Lowell Allen Osborne Sr., 71, of Craig Road, Rainelle, born June 3, 1942, passed away on Tuesday morning January 28, 2014, following a short illness. He was the son of the late Lualzo Osborne and Bernice Osborne Tincher both of Rainelle.

Lowell was married to Elma Martin Osborne of Rainelle. Lowell worked as a night watchmen at a local sawmill and he was a member of the Little Sewell Baptist Church of Rainelle.

Other than his parents he is preceded in death by a uncle Roy Jones of Buckhannon, W.Va. Other than his loving wife he is survived by one daughter; Anna Bennett and husband James of Danese, W.Va., one son; Junior Osborne of Rainelle, W.Va., one sister; Edith Zimmerman and husband Elvin of Rainelle, W.Va., a uncle; Jim Jones of Buckhannon, W.Va. and three  grandchildren; James Osborne, Colton Bennett and Hunter Bennett.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ray Sexton will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the Wallace and Wallace funeral home in Rainelle. Burial will follow the funeral at the Wallace Memorial Cemetery in Clintonville, W.Va. 

Online condolences may be sent to

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

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