The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 27, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Sept. 27, 2013


Mary Lou Simmons Propst

MCCONNELL — Mary Lou Simmons Propst, 81, of McConnell, a native of Glen Rogers, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the First Baptist Church of McConnell, with Pastor John Godby officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Friends may call on the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

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Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille Grace Sparks

CALDWELL — Lucille Grace Sparks, 94, of Caldwell, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the chapel of Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, with the Rev. Brian Matthews officiating. Interment will follow in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens, Lewisburg. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the funeral home.

Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.

Fran Sturgill

Frances Ann Sturgill, 70, of Pemberton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.

Committal services and burial were 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Sturgill-Goode Cemetery, Bear Hole.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Jennings E. ‘Buck’ Tharpe

RICHWOOD — Jennings E. “Buck” Tharpe, 84, of Richwood, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

Service will be noon Saturday, Sept. 28, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Tim Skaggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Denna Cemetery at Holcomb. Friends may call 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Girvis C. Wiley

GILBERT — Girvis C. Wiley died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert, with the Revs. Bill Cresong and Diamond Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery, Gilbert. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, Gilbert.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

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