The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 24, 2012

Obituaries — Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012


Janet Marie Hudkins

SUMMERSVILLE — Janet Marie Hudkins, 70, of Summersville, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with Pastor Charles Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in the WV Memorial Gardens at Calvin. Friends may call one hour prior to the services Sunday at the funeral home.

Ryta Cleustene Belcher Nutter

RAINELLE — Ryta Cleustene Belcher Nutter, 87, of Lilly Park, Rainelle, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012, in the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at Fairlea, following a long illness.

Born May 12, 1925, in Roane County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence “Dick” Cluster and Bessie King Belcher.

Ryta was a homemaker, wife and mother. She was known in a variety of work places: secretary of Service and Parts, Inc., manager of Dollar General, head cook and dietitian at Greenbrier West High School, clerk at Foodland and concessionaire at the Sunset Drive-In.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her 3 sisters Eufa Whitten, Vera Dillon and Nada Belcher.

Survivors include her son Kevin Nutter of Rainelle; her daughter April Curtin of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and 3 grandchildren Todd Curtin, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brent Curtin of Indiana and Darragh Curtin of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, November 25, at Smathers Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bennie Kenney officiating. Entombment will be in the Wallace Memorial Mausoleum at Clintonville.

Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Bradley David Shumate

Bradley David Shumate, 34, of Beckley, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Ruby Viola Vandall

Ruby Viola Vandall, 84, of Meade, passed away peacefully at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House following a long illness.

Born October 28, 1928, in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ethel Martin Mason.

Ms. Vandall was a homemaker and her greatest joy was the Lord and her family.

She was married to her loving husband, Raymond Stanford Vandall, on August 30, 1944. He preceded her in death on June 10, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Vandall, daughter, Brenda Sams, granddaughters, Kristina Sams, Vanessa Ferguson and Crystal Hedrick, great-grandsons, Jerry Ferguson, Jr., Dakota Vandall and Alex and Brandon Gill; and brother, Vernon Mason and his wife Helen.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Carolyn Vandall of Meade, WV, Vivian England and husband Bob of Indiana, Sharon Ferguson of Josephine, WV, Charlotte Wallace and husband Charles of Josephine, WV, Judy Britt of Indiana, Kathy Trail of Beckley, Ricky Vandall and wife Sherry of Hinton, Raymond (Randy) Vandall, Jr., and wife Margaret of Shady Spring, Don Vandall of Meade, WV, and Dean Vandall of Meade, WV. Sisters, Christine and Leatha. Son-in-law, David Sams of Indiana. Twenty-four grandchildren, forty-seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren also survive.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Bowers Hospice House and all of her caregivers.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Bob England officiating. Burial will follow in the Elton Community Cemetery at Elton, WV. Friends may call from 12 p.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences and guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.

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