The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 2, 2014

Obituaries — Monday, June 2, 2014


George Allen Loudermilk

CALDWELL — George Allen Loudermilk, 78, of Caldwell died May 30, 2014.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Patricia Mays

Patricia Mays, 79, of Raleigh, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Betty Stover

FREDERICK, Md. — Betty Stover, 83, of Frederick, Md., formerly of Daniels, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Rebecca Lynn Tabaka

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. — Rebecca Lynn Tabaka, 59, of North Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Beckley, WV, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014, after a brave struggle with ALS.

Becky treasured every moment she could spend with her family and friends. Her passion for cooking led to a career as a restaurateur, caterer, and a private chef. She appreciated all the love and support that she received during her illness from her family, friends, and coworkers.

Becky was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Gagne; father, Chester Clyburn; and stepmother, Sylvia Clyburn.

She is survived by her loving husband, Phillip Tabaka; son, Aaron Denny (Yvonne); grandchildren, Mary Lynn and Alexandria Ann; sister, Debbie Bobek (Thomas); niece, Jami Harrell; nephew, Donnie Ledger.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Becky’s name may be made out to ALS Association Florida Chapter, 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619, and the Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Vernie A. ‘Buddy’ Whitt

Vernie A. “Buddy” Whitt, 75, of Beckley, formerly of Charleston, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Charles Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home. Beckley.

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