The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 5, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, October 5, 2013


Junior Norman Tincher

RAINELLE — Junior Norman Tincher, of Rainelle, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 in the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at Fairlea, following a short illness.

Born March 17, 1924, he was the last survivor of the late J.N. “Doc” and Hettie Simms Tincher family.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Louise Simms Tincher, August 23, 1994; three sisters Letha and Nina Tincher and Leny McGuire and six brothers Buery, Gordan, Ray, Rankin and Clyde Tincher and Ernie Osborne.

Junior was a member of the Little Sewell Baptist Church, Crag, where attended since birth. He served under seven pastors who loved the Lord. Junior was a proud U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He, Louise and their sons were the owners of the Tincher Poultry Farm at Crag. Junior was a coal miner and retired from the Greenbrier County Board of Education after 28 years of service as a bus driver.

Survivors include two sons, John Hilton Tincher and wife Connie of Lewisburg and Herman Lee Tincher and wife Donna of Winchester, Tenn.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Wilda Judy of Lawn.

Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, October 7, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc. with Pastor Ray Sexton officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville.

Friends may call Saturday, October 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences at

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Betty Ann Keeney Sheppard Toler

CLEAR FORK — Betty Ann Keeney Sheppard Toler, 65, of Clear Fork, passed away on Wednesday October 2, 2013 following a sudden cardiac event.

She was born April 29, 1948 in Cyclone, a daughter of Verna May Stevens Keeney of Neola, W.Va. and the late Bill Woodrow Keeney.

She was a retired coal miner having worked at US Steel’s Pinnacle Mine. Betty was a 1966 graduate of Oceana High School. Also preceding her in death was a brother Bill Keeney Jr., grandparents Annie Cook, Johnny Keeney and Sadie and Walter Stevens and a nephew Kim Wells.

Survivors include her loving husband of 28 years, Jimmy Darrell Toler; two daughters Verna Renae (Greg) Pennington and Virginia Lynn “Jenny” (James) Belcher; two step-sons Allen Darrell Toler and Mark Edward Toler; four sisters Norma Jean Wells and companion Ed Dunn, Eva (Wilburn) Bailey, Rita (Gene) Harvey, and Judy Lynn (Terry) St. Clair; a brother Joe (Linda) Keeney; five grandchildren D.J., Steven Trevor, Brian Austin, Seth Alexander and Victoria Ann; two great grandchildren Ethen and Madison; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Toler and Rev. Eddie B. Aliff officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Cook – Keeney Cemetery, Cyclone. Friends may gather with the family from 2 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and family.

The family would like to express special thanks to the Clear Fork Advent Church and the Faith Baptist Church.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Mae Jean Wenger

ZELA — Mae Jean Wenger, 81, of Zela, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2013 in the White Funeral Home at Summersville with Pastor David Lancaster officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday one hour prior to the services.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by White Funeral Home, Summersville.


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