The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 19, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013


Billy G. Bly

DETROIT, Mich. — Mr. Billy G. Bly of Detroit, formerly of Beckley, died Sunday, September, 15, 2013.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, September, 21, 2013 at Cantrell Funeral Home, 10400 Mack Ave., Detroit, MI, 48214, (313-821-9040).

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Submitted by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Dexter ‘Deck’ Lee Chandler

Dexter “Deck” Lee Chandler, 75, of Beckley, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 after a period of declining health.

Deck was born August 29, 1938 to Sarah Josephine Chandler of Beckley and the late Letcher G. Chandler.

He was of the Protestant faith. Deck attended Teel School and Woodrow Wilson High School. During his lifetime he resided in West Virginia, New York and California where he worked in the restaurant trade until retirement.

Besides his father he was preceded in death by two brothers, Benjamin Gale Chandler and Raymond Keith Chandler.

Besides his loving mother he is survived by two aunts, Daisy Bennett of North Carolina  and Blanche Wood of Beckley; one sister in law, Mary Chandler of Maryland and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2013 at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Rev. F. D. Sexton officiating. Burial will follow in the Atkins Family Cemetery at Sandstone. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral parlors.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. com

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.


Thias Cohen Crookshanks

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

Thias was born September 14, 2013.

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Arnold Day, Donald Owens, Stella Mae and Floyd Lowery, Nancy Miller and Gene Crookshanks.

Thias is also survived by his sister, Trisley Shea Crookshanks; maternal grandparents, Durenda and Neal Lowery of War, W.Va., paternal grandparents, Lisa and Ron Short of Corrine, W.Va. and David and Tina Crookshanks of Crab Orchard; great-grandparents, Gerry Day Owens of Caretta, W.Va., L.C. and Janie Miller of Lester, Sue Crookshanks of Glen Daniel, Leon and Minnie Short of Clear Fork; aunts, Josie Short, Stephanie Short, Jenny Short, Leanne Martin, Ashton Makwana, Jessica Ferrill and Brandi Hicks; uncles, Nathanal Lowery, Chris Herron, Nick Coleman and Matthew Martin; special cousins, Boogie Lowery, Alyssa Lowery, Alston Gilbert, Kaylee Muncy, Payton Martin, Jaxon Martin

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Clear Fork Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Rob Webb officiating. Burial will follow in the Toler-Short Memorial Cemetery at Clear Fork.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to service at the church on Thursday.

On line condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

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