The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 27, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, June 28, 2013


Dr. Paul Reiter

Dr. Paul Reiter, after a long illness, went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 27, 2013. This is by God’s grace according to Scripture, “For by grace are you saved by faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9.

Paul was born November 2, 1929, in Haiti, son of Charles and Helen Reiter. He grew up in The Dalles, Oregon. Paul graduated from Tarkio College and Dallas Theological Seminary, where he earned a Th.M. degree. Later he earned his Ph.D., magna cum laude, from the California Graduate School of Theology.

In 1951 he married Lou Krichbaum. Paul is survived by his beloved wife Lou, daughters Kathy of Pennsylvania, Laura and her husband John of New Zealand, and grandchildren: Chris and Sarah, Deanna and Mike, Julianne, Kim and David.

Paul received Christ as his Savior in February 1949 and was ordained to the ministry in 1956. He served five churches as pastor, and many churches as interim pastor. He was privileged to be on the faculty of Appalachian Bible College for 35 years. He was especially known for teaching the Pauline Epistles and he loved having a part in training men to be pastors. He had great affection for the people of Hilltop Baptist Church and his colleagues and friends at A.B.C.

Burial services will be held privately. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Anderson Chapel at Appalachian Bible College with Pastor Pat Haynes and Dr. Daniel Anderson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider Appalachian Bible College or Bowers Hospice House.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Julian M. ‘Buzzy’ Richmond

HINTON — Julian M. “Buzzy” Richmond, 62, of 616 Greenbrier Avenue, Hinton, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Born November 16, 1950, in Hinton, he was the son of the late Julian Q. and Mary Evelyn Thomas Richmond.

Buzzy was a 1968 graduate of Hinton High School, and a 1972 graduate of Concord College. He was a retired school teacher for the Summers County Board of Education with 34 years of service. He was a former basketball coach at Sandstone Junior High School, and coached basketball, track, and football at Hinton High School. He finished his coaching career as the last head football coach at Hinton High School and the first head football coach at Summers County High School. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hinton.

Buzzy, as he was known by family and friends, was known for his zest for life and his great sense of humor. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, James David Richmond.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 40 years, Nancy Harvey Richmond; two daughters, Rochelle Arritt and husband Bob, and their children Elisabeth, Abbie, and Anna Leigh, all of Knoxville, Tenn., and Danielle Bowers and husband Chris, and their children Brinley and Aisley, all of Greensboro N.C. He is also survived by sisters, Nannie Kay Kirk and husband Proctor of Hinton, Peggy Houston and husband Eddie of Huntington, and Sue Vallandingham of San Antonio, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29th, with Pastor Ronnie Cobb officiating. Burial will follow at Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton.

Friends may call from 6 until 9 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Lin Goins, Mike Miller, Tom Woodrum, Joe Blankenship, Stan Duncan, Sam Newton, Howard Crowder, Eddie Cales, Tom Hutchison, and Ken Allman.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the W.L. Garten Scholarship fund, care of City National Bank of Hinton, or the Dickie Noel Scholarship fund, care of Ann Tassos, 508 Chestnut Street, Hinton, WV.

Online condolences and guest register at www.

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

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