The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 18, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012


Juanita Farley Cook

HOLLY HILLS — Juanita Farley Cook, 73, of Holly Hills, formerly of Oceana, passed away Saturday, Dec. 16, 2012.

Funeral services will be at noon Thursday, Dec. 20, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Pastor Roland Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Rev. Juddy Hurst

The Rev. Juddy Hurst, 84, of Fairdale, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary Inc., Beckley.

Joan Scaggs Jeffrey

LOGAN — Joan Scaggs Jeffrey of Logan passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete. Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of her services.

John Swinfield Jones Jr.

DINGESS — John Swinfield Jones Jr., 90, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the House of Prayer at Dingess, with the Rev. Roy Messer Jr. and James Spaulding officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Community Cemetery at Dingess. Friends may call beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

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Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Lewis Kershner

Robert Lewis Kershner, 61, of Cranberry, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012, after a courageous four-year battle with cancer.

Born July 26, 1951, Robert was a son of the late Harold and Mary Kincaid Kershner.

Robert enjoyed fishing and driving his Corvette. He was employed as a diesel mechanic with Vecillio and Grogan. Robert was of the Baptist faith and served his country proudly in the U.S. Army.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Kershner; and brother, William Kershner.

Those left to cherish his memory include sister, Martha Branham and husband Jimmy of Knoxville, Tenn.; brother, James Kershner and wife Elaine of Covington, Va.; aunt, Ruth Kincaid of Beckley; nieces and nephews, Debbi Richmond of Harrisonburg, Va., Khristi Detwiler of Harrisonburg, Va., Jimmy Kershner of Covington, Va., David Branham of Illinois, Mary Katherine Branham of Tennessee, Mark Kershner of Michigan, Matt Kershner of Ohio; many cousins, extended family and friends.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the doctors and staff at the Raleigh Regional Cancer Center.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Michael Knotts officiating. Following the services Robert will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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