The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 20, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, February 20, 2014



Roger Dale Gillian

Roger Dale Gillian, 66, of Beckley, passed away at his home on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.

Memorial services will be conducted at the Beckley Church of God, 2213 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at 1 p.m. with Bishop F.D. Sexton officiating.

Friends may visit with the family 30 minutes prior to the services.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at  

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.


Randolph B. Holley

ELK KNOB — Randolph B. Holley, 67, of Elk Knob, died at 7:14 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at Fairlea, after a long and courageous battle with leukemia.

He was born on August 4, 1946, in Charlottesville, Va., a son of the late James Lewis Holley Sr. and Audrey Payne Holley.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Holley; three daughters, Audrey Ann Holley at home, Christy and Melody Holley, both of Virginia; four brothers, Harold H. Holley and wife Doris of Hinton, Otis W. Holley and wife Nan of Staunton, Va., Keith P. Holley of Charlottesville, Va., and Everette C. Holley and wife Patsy of Cleburne, Texas; one sister, Mary H. Wills and  husband Pete of Gordonsville, Va.; mother-in-law, Betty Waugh of Ronceverte, W.Va.; sisters-in-law, Sue Holley of Gordonsville, Va. and Diana Cochran and husband Mike of Princeton, W.Va.; brother-in-law, Warren Phillips of Keswick, Va. A host of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, James L. Holley Jr.  and sisters, Virginia Leake, Sue Coiner and Ann H. Phillips.

Randy was a native Virginian, raised in Louisa County. He was a retired trainmaster with Norfolk Southern Railway. He was a former president of the West Virginia Elks Lodge, and had served as district deputy for the Grand Exalted Ruler. Randy was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church at Hix. He cherished life at his farm, showing Tennessee Walker horses, golfing, his church family, neighbors and friends. He treasured his close and loving relationship with his siblings. Randy and Mary Ann; spent many, many joyful hours watching Audrey Ann participating in various sports.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton, with Pastor Benny Allen officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emily Couric Clinic Medical Cancer Center, Health System Development Office, PO Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0773. Designate contributions to Leukemia/Lymphoma Research in memory of Randy Holley.

Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. com

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

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