The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 13, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, June 13, 2013



Mary Belle Selvy Ellsmore Shumaker

FAYETTEVILLE — Mary Belle Selvey Ellsmore Shumaker, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Fayette Nursing and Rehab Center, Fayetteville, following an extended illness.

Arrangements are incomplete. Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

Annie Lee Thomas

Mrs. Annie Lee Thomas, 92, of Beckley, died Friday, June 7, 2013.

Born March 6, 1921, in Sun, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Aurelia Belle Bowles.

Mrs. Thomas was a homemaker, mother, and member of Church of God MPGT.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Thomas; daughter, Denise Ross; two sisters and two brothers.

Those left to cherish her precious memories are her sons, George Dupoint Thomas of Atlanta, Ga., Clinton (Jacqueline) Thomas of New Castle, Del.; daughters, Betty Thomas of Jamaica, N.Y., Brenda Underwood and Jacqueline Brooks, both of Beckley, Carol (Denard) Coles of Richmond, Va., Patricia Fussell of Brooklyn, N.Y., Debra Thomas and Pamela King, both of Beckley, an adopted son, Michael Thomas of Beckley; two sisters, Maggie L. Freeman of Ellicott, Md. and Dorothy Cobb of Canton, Ohio; 25 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren, and  a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be Saturday, 1 p.m., at Heart of God Ministries, 1703 S. Kanawha St. Beckley, with Pastor Ruby Berry officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Prosperity.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be emailed to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail. com

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Douglas MacArthur ‘Mack’ Thomas Jr.

OAK HILL — Douglas MacArthur “Mack” Thomas Jr., age 48, of Oak Hill, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill following an apparent heart attack.

Born March 29, 1965, at Oak Hill, he was the son of Douglas MacArthur and Ruth Martin Thomas of Minden, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Toy and Kathern Martin and his paternal grandparents Earl and Virginia Thomas.

He was a salesman with Cole Truck Parts and was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include his wife, Christy Evans Thomas; two sons, Matthew D. and Christopher M. Thomas, all of Oak Hill, and one brother, James Lee Thomas and wife Chrissy of Oak Hill.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 14, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill,  with Pastor Paul Basham officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. til time of service.

On line condolences may be sent to our website at www.tyreefuneralhome. com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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