The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 18, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012


Jacqueline Sorrells

Jacqueline Sorrells, of Beckley, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Kitty L. Weaver

Kitty L. Weaver, 79, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen Virginia ‘Jellybean’ Whitney

RICHWOOD — Ellen Virginia “Jellybean” Whitney, 84, of Richwood, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

Per her request, she has donated her body to the West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown.

Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Rosie Elmore Wickline

HOLLYWOOD — Rosie Elmore Wickline, 91, of Hollywood, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Groves Funeral Home in Union, with the Revs. Mark and Marva Smearman officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery at Keenan. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Ann Woods

BESOCO — Ruth Ann Woods, 52, of Besoco, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the Brain Center in Fincastle, Va., following a long illness.

Born June 1, 1960, at Besoco, she was the daughter of the late James Okie (Jake) Woods and Edris Cook Woods.

She was a lifelong member of the Besoco Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her two brothers and three sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son James Howard Woods at home, a sister Sally Woods at Besoco, her friend Michael Foley of Raleigh, W.Va., and three brothers Jake Woods and companion Lori Broome of Vale, N.C., Billy Woods and companion Carolyn, Joseph and wife Ella Woods, both of Chapmanville, W.Va., with numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at the Melton Mortuary Chapel, located at 1200 Harper Road, Beckley, with Pastor Dan Coalson officiating. Burial will follow at the family cemetery at Meade, W.Va.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers, James Howard Woods, Billy R. Woods, Joseph Woods, Billy J. Woods, Andrew England, Michael Foley, Jake Woods.

Friends may gather one hour prior to funeral services with the family.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.

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