The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 1, 2014

Obituaries — Saturday, March 1, 2013


Steven Edward Hawley

Steven Edward Hawley, 46, of Crab Orchard, died Feb. 26, 2014.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Carl Wetzel Hayes

SUMMERSVILLE — Carl Wetzel Hayes, 67, of Summersville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.

Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the White Funeral Home at Summersville. At that time we will proceed to Dotson-Simpson Memorial Cemetery for a graveside service with Pastor Arnold Nicholas officiating.  

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.

Raymond Walter Hunley

MOUNT HOPE — Raymond Walter Hunley, 85, of Mount Hope, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope. Burial will be at the McElhenney Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Grassy Meadows. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

Ronald E. King

Ronald E. King, 57, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

High Lawn Funeral Chapel of Oak Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Christopher Scott McNeill

We lost our beloved Chris on Thursday, February 27, 2014, after a long struggle with heart disease.

Born March 23, 1970, in Washington, DC, he is the son of Bruce McNeill and Donna Bailey Bierman.

Chris developed a love of deer hunting at an early age by going with his father, Bruce. He was most at peace hunting and fishing in the mountains of West Virginia. Chris would say his greatest achievement in life is his lovely daughter, Amber. Chris was employed as a welder by Pennington Plumbing and Heating.

Chris is preceded in death by grandparents, Rev. Claude and Maxine Bailey, and Virgil and Valentine McNeill.

In addition to his parents, Bruce and Donna, those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Pennie McNeill of Sophia; daughter, Amber Christine McNeill of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; stepson, Mark Hatcher; stepgranddaughters, Alyssa Hatcher and Hailey Hatcher; sister, Cynthia Langel and husband Paul of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; brother, Dr. Brian McNeill and fiancée, Denice Georgi of Atlanta, Ga.; nephew, Andrew Langel; niece, Ashley Langel.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor George Mandakunis officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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