The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 23, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Edna E. Ferris

Edna E. Ferris, 98, of Beckley, passed away April 28, 2012.

A private memorial service will be at noon Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley. 

Cethus E. Fleshman

Mr. Cethus Elliot Fleshman, 87, of the Old Mill Village Community, died Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

David E. Fox

LECANTO, Fla. — David E. Fox, 70, of Water Street in Ludlow, Pa., formerly of Red Springs, W.Va., died Wednesday, April 17, in Lecanto, Fla.

Arrangements, under the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home Inc. in Kane, are incomplete and will be announced with a memorial service at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Marlena Mason Garcia

OAK HILL — Marlena Ann “Punkin” Mason Garcia, 61, a resident of Oak Hill, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at her home in Oak Hill, surrounded by her devoted husband Jesse Garcia Jr. and her entire family, following complications from cancer.

Marlena was born at home in Summerlee on October 1, 1951. She was the daughter of the late Mitchell S. “Jim” Mason Sr. and Joyce N. Boothe Mason of Summerlee.

Marlena was a member of the congregation of Summerlee Wesleyan Church in Summerlee where she served the Lord in service to her community.

Marlena was a past employee of the Fayette Tribune, Wal-Mart, and Ginos of Oak Hill. She was a talented and accomplished individual who enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, cooking, computers, homemaking. She was a devoted companion to her husband, Jesse, for 23 years. Marlena was an individual who was very dedicated to God, her family, and her church, and she was loved by everyone she touched.

She was preceded in death by her father, “Jim” Mason, in February 1983; her mother, Joyce, in October 2006; and a brother, James Allen Mason, in May 2006.

She is survived by her loving husband Jesse Garcia Jr.; daughters Loreli Clark Ferguson and husband Christopher, of Chesapeake, OH, and Aime Clark Whittington and husband Jerry of Hickory, NC; stepdaughter Bridget F. Garcia Ramirez and husband Jose Ramirez of Richmond, VA; granddaughters Corinne Rose Ferguson, Lila Claire Ferguson, and Cecilia Paige Ferguson of Chesapeake, OH; two stepgrandchildren Ismael and Alondra Garcia of Richmond, VA; brother Jeffrey W. Mason, Sr., and wife Kathy L. Blake Mason of Oak Hill and their children Jeffrey W. Mason II and Victoria E. “Tori” Mason; brother Mitchell S. Mason, Jr., and wife Martha A. Minnich Mason of Vinton, VA, and their son and daughter-in-law Mitchell S. Mason III and Caitlyn R. Mason; brother Mark E. Mason of Oak Hill and sons Mark Mason Jr., and John Mason; sister Katharine J. “KJ” Mason Harper and husband Joseph R. Harper and son Joseph R. Harper II of Oak Hill; one great-nephew Keltan G. Harper; and several cousins.

Her remains rest at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel where visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. until time of the funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor Bob James officiating. She will be carried to her final resting place in High Lawn Memorial Park by her family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations “In Memory of Marlena Ann Mason Garcia” be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, 103 Eisenhower Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

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