The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 27, 2014

Obituaries — Monday, Jan. 27, 2014


Marty Workman Massie

LEWISBURG — Marty Workman Massie, 55, of Lewisburg died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

Memorial service will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Friends may call from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Imogene Short

BRENTON — Imogene Short, 65, of Brenton, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014, at the Welch Community Hospital, following a short illness.

Born April 17, 1948, at Hurley, VA, she was the daughter of the late Carl Justus and Lettie Blankenship Justus.

Imogene was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed playing bingo and playing with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Doug Short; 3 brothers, Harless, Carl and Vern Justus; and 2 sisters, Credith Lane and Truby Justus.

Survivors include her husband, Burns Short of the residence; A son, Michael Short and his wife, Alicia, of Brenton; 2 daughters, Lena Younce and her husband, Aaron, of Claremont, NC, Donna White and her husband, Shane, of Brenton; A brother, Frank Justus of Kopperston; 4 sisters, Gertrude Hurley of Brenton, Fannie Hawks of Brenton, Inez Smith of Sun Hill, Drema Lester of Beckley; A special granddaughter, Latasha Harper; 6 grandsons, J. R. and Zach Harper, Casey, Cameron, Thomas and Shawn D. Short.

A celebration of Imogene’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating.

The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service on Tuesday.

Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online guest book may be signed at

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Short family.

Rodney Smith

BRISTOL, Va. — Rodney Smith, age 68, of Bristol, VA, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 24, 2014, at Wellmont Hospice House. He was born on July 14, 1945, in Beckley, West Virginia, and made his home in the Bristol area for the past 30 years.

He is survived by: Mother: Garnet Smith, Shady Spring, WV; Wife: Leota Smith, Bristol, VA; Daughter: Marie Smith (Bill), Clover, SC; Son: Forrest Smith (Selina), Bluff City, TN; Brother: Rick Smith (Ann), Beckley, WV; Sister: Darlene Moye, Shady Spring, WV.

A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2014, in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Scott Price and Pastor Wayne Miller officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. prior to the service. The committal service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 28th, at the Mt. Rose Cemetery in Glade Springs, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN, or to your favorite charity.

Online condolences may be registered at

Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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