The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 19, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014



Naomi Sarver Greco

Naomi Sarver Greco, 89, of Beckley, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House, following a long illness.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary. com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.


Dewey Arnold McGuire

DANESE — Dewey Arnold McGuire, 84, of Crickmer Road, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Faith Freewill Baptist Church, Danese, with Pastor Alan Whitt officiating. Burial will follow at J.H. Walker Cemetery, Crickmer.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.


LaDale Parker

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Mrs. LaDale Parker, of Chambersburg, formerly of Beckley, died Saturday, February 15, 2014.

Funeral service will be noon, Friday, February 21, 2014 at Heart of God Ministries, 1703 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley with Bishop Fred T. Simms officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Condolences may be emailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.


Carmel Ann Bower Parrish

Riverview, Fla. — Carmel Ann Bower Parrish, 72, of Riverview, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014, in LifePath Hospice in Sun City, Fla., following her battle with cancer. Carmel was affectionately known to many as “Granny.”

Born November 4, 1941 in Saulsville, W.Va. Carmel was the daughter of Rev. James W. Bower and Ada Pendry Bower.

Carmel retired as an accounts payable/receivable clerk with Baycare Health System in Tampa, Fla. She loved her job and worked with wonderful people who were her extended family.

In addition to her parents, Carmel was preceded in death by four brothers, James Bower Jr., the Rev. Carlos Bower, Harry A. Bower and Herbert N. Bower, and two sisters, Betty Sarver and Margaret Cooper.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years Robert E. Parrish; her only child Cynthia A. Harden and her husband Douglas of Florida; stepdaughter Marlene Birchfield of Beckley; stepson George Parrish and his wife DeDe of Texas. She had four grandchildren, Erica Ann Klaue of Beckley, Nicholas Birchfield and wife Gwenn of New Hampshire, Misty Dawn Brown and husband Charles of Beckley, Logan Michael Parrish Prosper, Texas. She had nine great grandchildren, Hannah RayAnn Klaue, Douglas Jayden Klaue, Bradley Laris Brown, Madeline Ashton Brown, Gavin Scott Harold Brown, Kaison Garrett Brown, Grady Birchfield, Tristen Birchfield; two brothers, Clifton Bower of Huntington, Bob Bower and wife Sue of Maple Meadow; four sisters, Lena Lewis and husband, Billy of Rockford, Ill., Eva Kite of Lake City, Fla., Bonnie Alice McNeal and husband Bobby of Sesser, Ill., Janie Stover and Harry of Glen Daniel, and many special nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Lifepath Hospice in Sun City, Fla. All of the special family members who remained by her side until the angels took her home.

Granny was loved by all who knew her. She was supportive, encouraging and generous. Granny was fun to be around and her many “Grannyisms” will keep us laughing for years to come.

Carmel requested there be no service at this time. Condolences may be sent to the family at: 8447 Fantasia Parkway, Florida 33578.

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