The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 25, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, June 25, 2013


John Lewis Massey

OAK HILL — John Lewis Massey, 48, of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center.

Born November 13, 1964, the son of Jerry John Massey and Annetta Blanche DeLung Massey.

John was preceded in death by his father Jerry John Massey in February 2011.

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother Annetta Blanche (DeLung) Massey of Scarbro; his former wife and mother of his daughter Kellie (Sears) Massey; one daughter Brittany Renea Massey; and three brothers Jerry D. Massey and wife of Loganville, Ga., Ricky N. Massey and wife Heneritta of Dothan, and Robert E. Massey and wife Lucille of Mossey.

His remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today and where the funeral will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Lum Toney officiating.

Entombment will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Idleane Mitchem

Idleane Roop Mitchem, 90, of Crab Orchard, formerly of Hinton, died Sunday, June 23, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Terry Lee Osborne

Terry Lee Osborne, 58, of Beckley passed away Friday, June 21, 2013.

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

Jerry Waylon Pack

GHENT — Jerry Waylon Pack, age 26, of Ghent, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

He was born on September 18, 1986, in Concord, NC, to Lisa Bragg Pack Galford and David Gomez of Ghent and the late Jerry Allen Pack.

Waylon enjoyed riding motorcycles, playing video games, and keeping in touch with friends on Facebook. He attended the Ghent Church of God. Waylon was also previously employed with the Budweiser warehouse off of Airport Road in Beaver.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by an uncle, Michael Bragg; grandfathers, Cyrus Bragg and Floyd Kirkland.

In addition to his mother, other survivors include his sisters, Jennifer Brooks of Florida, Marilyn Britton of Florida, and Loretta Brooks of Florida; grandparents, Frankie Bragg of Ghent, Ann Pack and husband Bud, and James and Frieda Pack; and a host of other family and friends.

Services to celebrate the life of Waylon will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel with Rev. Orville Setliff officiating. Interment will follow at Lane Cemetery on Farley Branch Road in Cool Ridge.

Waylon’s friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel in Shady Spring.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home-Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road in Shady Spring.

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