The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

September 18, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

Tammy Alice Alberty

OAK HILL — Tammy Alice Alberty, 45, of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Raleigh General Hospital.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley.


Dexter Lee Chandler

Dexter Lee Chandler of Stanaford, formerly of Hinton, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton.


Thias Cohen Crookshanks

Thias Cohen Crookshanks, infant son of Chancley and Tristan Crookshanks, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Arrangements are pending at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.


Barbara Ellen Sanger Fleshman

MINDEN — Barbara Ellen Sanger Fleshman, 74, of Minden, died on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at her home.

Born Dec. 8, 1938 at Oswald, W.Va.,  she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Cena Milam Sanger.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Fleshman Sr.;  two sons, Michael Wayne Fleshman Sr. and James “Shorty” Lewis Fleshman; two daughters, Donita Donelow and Susan Evans; a sister, Marie Hamilton and three brothers, Glennis Sanger, Tom Sanger and David Sanger.

Survivors include five sons, William E. Fleshman Jr. and wife, Lashelle of Minden, Randy Lee Fleshman Sr. of Minden, Danny Ray Fleshman Sr. and wife, Doris of Glen Jean, David Fleshman Sr. and wife, Lori of Minden  and Matt Andrew Fleshman and wife, Jennie of Minden; three brothers, Luke Sanger, Dennis Sanger and Carlos “Skipper” Sanger, all of Mount Hope; five sisters, Zella Kitchen of Madison, Beck Rexrode of Kilsyth, Betty Campbell of Kilsyth, Rena Gardner of Mill Creek and Brenda Davis of Kilsyth; 20  grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Helen Irene Jones

FREDERICK, Md. — Helen Irene Jones, 78, of Frederick, formerly of Sissonville, W.Va.,  passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013.

Graveside services and burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Restwood Memorial Gardens near Hinton with Pastor Chris Price officiating. Friends are asked to gather at the cemetery 30 minutes prior to the service.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.


Richard L. Jones

LEWISBURG — Richard L. Jones, 85, of Lewisburg, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Heartland of Rainelle Nursing Center, Rainelle.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.



Lacy Lonnie Meadows Jr.

Lacy Lonnie Meadows Jr., age 64, of Pemberton, formerly of Egeria, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 following a short illness.

Born on December 19, 1948 in Beckley, to Irene Mills Meadows and the late Lacy Lonnie Meadows Sr.

Mr. Meadows worked most his life as a coal miner at numerous coal mines in the Southern West Virginia area. He was raised in the Baptist faith and attended the Memorial Freewill Baptist Church in Flat Top, later attended The Pemberton Church. His favorite past time was trading cars and trucks and also owned and operated 4M Motor Sales in Crab Orchard.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a niece, Tiffany Meadows.

In addition to his mother, Irene Meadows of Egeria, those surviving include his children, James L. Meadows and wife Phyllis of Crab Orchard and Susan Martin and husband Keith of Mabscott; his former wife, Elaine Meadows of Crab Orchard; brothers, Randy Meadows of Egeria, Gary Meadows and wife Sharon of Dublin, Va. and Eddie Meadows and wife Becky of Odd; sisters, Margie Thomas and husband John of Westview, W.Va. and Donna Meadows of Egeria and also grandchildren, Randy Lester, James L. Meadows Jr. and Chloe Martin; a special friend, Barbara Hardy of Stephenson, W.Va. and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel with Rev. James Ford and Rev. Lee Fischer officiating. Interment will follow at the Sam Mills Family Cemetery in Egeria.

Pallbearers will be nephews and family friends.

Visitation will be held at the Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, 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.


Annie Porter

CHAUNCEY — Annie Porter, 88 of Chauncey, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Logan Regional Medical Center.

Her arrangements are incomplete, Honaker Funeral Home is in charge.


Jean Delores Vanover Sharp

OAK HILL — Jean Delores Vanover Sharp, 79, of Oak Hill, died on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

Funeral services will be on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Pastor Mike Kees officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Argie Ray Smith

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Argie Ray Smith of Jacksonville, formerly of Logan County, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 at Community Hospice in Florida.

 Arrangements are incomplete and Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of his services.


Lois Pauline McLaine Wade

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. — Lois Pauline McLaine Wade, 67, of Taylorsville, a native of Birchton, W.Va., died on Monday, September 16, 2013.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Taylorsville Church of God. Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Adams Funeral Home, Taylorsville.

Arrangements by Adams Funeral Home, Taylorsville, N.C.


Brenda Wheeler

Brenda Sue Wheeler, 62, of Patton Dr., Beckley, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the Bowers Hospice House.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.