The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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January 25, 2014

Obituaries — Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Eddie E. Adkins

HINTON — Eddie E. Adkins, 67, of Hinton, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Eddie Crews officiating. Burial will follow in the Esquire Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

High Blackburn

OCEANA — High Blackburn, 91, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2014.

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

Joseph Aaron Kelly Sr.

ROCK LICK — Joseph Aaron Kelly Sr., 58, of Rock Lick, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Mr. Kelly was cremated. A memorial service was at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Rock Lick Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Brown officiating.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Robert Charles Martin

MARIE — Robert Charles Martin, 72, of Marie, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. 

Arrangements are pending completion at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Steven Morton

Steven Morton, 32, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014.

Born February 11, 1981, in Beckley, he was the son of the late William Keith Fortner, and Joyce Diane Brooks of Surveyor.

Steven loved being outdoors, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, ginsenging, and being around his five children.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his grandmother Geneva Mae Morton, and an infant child.

In addition to his mother, those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife Mindy Morton; their five children Kalob, Miranda, Chelsea, Justin, and Ciara. His sister Chrystal Meador and fiancé Josh Richmond and their five children Alex, James, Summer, Courtney, and Lexie, his grandfather Ronald Morton, his stepsisters Jamie Brooks and Daphne Suddreth, and his stepfather James Brooks, his mother and father-in-law Larry and Marcella Daniel, his aunt April Morton, and several dearly loved family members.

Services celebrating the life of Steven will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 3 p.m.  in the Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Hall officiating. Following the service he will be laid to rest beside his grandmother in Grandview Cemetery, Grandview.

Friends may gather with the family from 2 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting

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

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