The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 3, 2014

Obituaries — Monday, Feb. 3, 2014


Katey Eller

JENKINS, Ky. — Katey Eller, 67, of Jenkins, Ky., passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

Arrangements pending with Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive in Beckley.

Odell Farley

Odell Farley, 92, of Blue Jay Six Road, Cool Ridge, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Cora Louise Gwinn

MEADOW BRIDGE — Cora Louise Gwinn, 86, of Meadow Bridge, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2014, in the Heartland of Rainelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a long illness.

Born March 30, 1927, in Russellville, she was the daughter of the late William M. and Lucinda Williams Ratliff. 

Louise was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Meadow Bridge. 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband Samuel T. Gilkeson, II; 3 brothers Arliss Ratliff, Muncie Ratliff and Delmus Ratliff; 2 sisters Ollie Kincaid and Inice Hutsenpillar.

Survivors include her husband Bobby E. Gwinn of Meadow Bridge; her son Samuel T. Gilkeson, III, and wife Karen of Harpers Ferry; 2 daughters Kathy E. Gilkeson of Kearneysville and Kristie M. Gilkeson-Coffman of Lewisburg; 2 grandchildren Evva J. Gilkeson of Lewisburg and Samuel T. Gilkeson, IV, of Morgantown; and 2 great-grandchildren Clifton M. Gilkeson/Froelic and Avery J. Gilkeson/Froelic.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville, with Pastor Greg Scott officiating.

Online condolences at

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Ina C. Dunn Hale

PETERSTOWN — Ina C. Dunn Hale, 92, of Peterstown, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. 

According to her last wishes she was cremated with no public viewing or service.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Hale family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

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