The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 27, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, June 28, 2013

James Sidney Allen

AUBURNDALE, Fla. — James Sidney Allen, 77, of Auburndale, formerly of Cranberry and Oak Hill, W.Va., passed away June 15, 2013.

He was the first son of the late Don and Mary Allen of Cranberry, W.Va. He was born in Cranberry on Aug. 11, 1935.

He was a disabled coal miner and member of the UMWA Local No. 5822.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Martha, Mona, and Linda; brothers: Walter, and Milton; a daughter, Vicki, and three grandsons.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary K. Allen; daughters, Janet and John Wiekline of Sandstone, W.Va., Donna and Eddie Shrout of Kilsyth, W.Va., Tina and James Morgan of Beckley; stepdaughters, Sabrina Marshall of Beckley, Jeania and Rick Dunbar of Roanoke, Va., and stepson, Larry Marshall of Auburndale; brothers, Billy and Patty Allen of Prosperity, W.Va., Joe and Mary Allen of Carlisle, W.Va., Bobby and Kitty Allen of Cranberry, W.Va., and sister, Charlote and Virgil Herron of Oak Hill; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was of the Baptist faith and attended Auburndale Community Church.

A member of Local Order of Moose Winter Haven Lodge 1023, member of Amateur Softball Association and National Federation of Amateur Softball Association Umpires. He played and coached softball for over 35 years. He was an avid sports lover.

A Celebration of “Sid’s” Life will be 1 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013, at the Cranberry Baptist Church with the Rev. Frankie Lyons officiating, a lifelong friend. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity, W.Va.

Submitted by American Heritage Cremation Society, Holiday, Fla.

Richard Johnson Amon

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Richard Johnson Amon, 75, of Winston-Salem, formerly of Beckley, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013.

In keeping with Richard’s final wishes, he was cremated. A memorial gathering will be at 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel in Shady Spring. There will be no funeral service.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available at

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home-Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road in Shady Spring.

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