The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 11, 2014

Obituaries — Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014


Tony Allen Songer

BALLARD — Tony Allen Songer, 49, of Ballard, formerly of Rich Creek, Va., passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. 

It was Tony’s wish to be cremated with no services.

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

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Harold Clayton Webb

FOREST, Va. — Harold Clayton Webb, 77, of Forest, and formerly of Beckley, went to be with his Lord Friday, February 7, 2014.

Born in Wheeling, W.Va., on November 5, 1936, he was the son of the late Lloyd Robert Webb and Gladys Runyon Webb.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Ann Webb, and his stepmother, Geneive Webb.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gloria Terry Webb; one son, Mark B. Webb; and one daughter, Terri A. Webb, all of Forest.

Harold was retired from the Department of Human Resources for the State of W.Va. and later retired from the security department with Centra Health. He was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Thomas Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Barrett and the Rev. David Heerspink officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests those wishing to make memorial contributions to please consider Gleaning for the World, PO Box 645, Concord, VA 24538. 

To send condolences, please visit

Arrangements by Whitten Funeral Homes, Inc., Lynchburg, Va., 434-239-0331.

Nellie Doll Lowe Wright

Nellie Doll Lowe Wright, 88, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 10, 2014.

Born April 15, 1925, in Chattaroy, she was the daughter of the late Joshua and Ellie Thurston Gearhart.

Nellie was a retired employee of the West Virginia Turnpike Authority, last serving as a supervisor. She was also a member of Coal City Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Nellie was preceded in death by her first husband Roscoe Ellsworth Lowe, her son Richard Ellsworth Lowe, and her grandson Stephen Lowe.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Leonard Wright of Beckley; her son John Lowe and his wife Leecreedia of Maryville, Tenn.; a stepson James Wright of Greensboro, N.C.; a special niece Bonnie Gillman and her husband Jim of Chattaroy; 7 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Service celebrating the life of Nellie will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with her Pastor Rev. Lowell Black and her son Rev. John Lowe officiating.

Following the service Nellie will be entombed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family from noon until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent to the family, by visiting

The honor of serving the Wright Family was given to Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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