The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 11, 2014

Obituaries — Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014


Vera Helen Shortridge

VICTOR — Vera Helen Shortridge, 88, of Victor, passed away at her home Sunday, February 9, 2014, following a long illness.

Born November 8, 1925, at Elmo, WV, she was the daughter of the late Roger and Dora Bickford Sweet.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters, Sarah Leonard, Virginia Bragg, Naomi Meadows, and one brother, Roger Sweet.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Bob Shortridge of Hico, and her son Larry Shortridge and his wife Betty of Hico; two grandchildren, Lisa Carrico and husband Donnie and Tresa Miller and husband Mike; four great-grandchildren, Dallas Miller, Delaney, Donnie and Montana Carrico.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor, with Pastor Mike Skaggs officiating.

Friends may gather with the family on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Ansted.

The family would like to take this opportunity to give a very special thank you to Hospice of Southern WV, and to Dr. Touraj Farid, MD., and his staff.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Funeral Chapel, Ansted.

Charles Thomas Sink

THOMAS MOUNTAIN — Charles Thomas Sink, 95, of Thomas Mountain passed away Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Bowers Hospice House.

He was born June 15, 1918, in Raleigh County, a son of the late Clyde and Ivory Williams Sink.

Charles was a retired coal miner with over 40 years of service. A World War II Veteran having served from the start to finish of the war in the U.S. Army for 1 year and 4 years in the Marine Corps. He obtained the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and served on the USS Wyoming. He enjoyed fishing, bird watching and was a champion target shooter. Charles loved listening to big band music, dancing and he had a great sense of humor and was a Protestant by Faith.

He is survived by his wife, Ethelda Smith Sink, children, Carolyn (Okie) Thompson of Crab Orchard, Stephen Sink of Thomas Mountain, Scott (Connie) Sink of Thomas Mountain, Melissa Savage and friend Keith of Cowen, Stewart (Beverly) Sink of Normantown, Daniel (Shawana) Sink of Cowen, Charles Sink of Thomas Mountain. 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, son Bill Sink and son-in-law Gene Savage preceded him in death.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen. Burial with military graveside rites conducted by V.F.W. Post 3738 will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2014, at the funeral home.

Services are entrusted to the care of Morris Funeral Home.

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