The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 29, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, June 29, 2013


Franklin Henderson

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. — Franklin Harvey Henderson, 76, formerly of Lester, died Saturday, June 22, 2013.

The body was cremated and arrangements were made by Johnson and Johnson Funeral Home in Locust Grove, Va.

Freeman Wiley Holder

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Freeman Wiley Holder, formerly of Columbia, Tenn., died Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at the Shockley Hill Church of Christ Cemetery at Tug Creek. Friends may gather at 12:30 p.m. at the cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Thelma Grace Furrow Johnson

TRUE — Thelma Grace Furrow Johnson, 83, of True, a native of Pluto, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Mounts officiating. Burial will follow at Restwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from noon until time of services.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Barbara Jean Morris

OAK HILL — Barbara Jean Morris, 73, of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Edith Ann Pettry

Edith Ann Pettry, of Dry Creek, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital in Charleston, W.Va.

She was born December 18, 1938, in Prenter, W.Va., a daughter of the late Emery and Mabel Pittsonberger.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lena Wiseman; and two brothers James and Roby Lee Pittsonberger.

Edith loved going to Myrtle Beach and loved all flowers. She took great pride in all of her grandchildren and taking care of them.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Pettry; children, Janie and Ed Price of Charleston, W.Va., Renee Pettry of Richmond, Va., Stanley and Lisa Pettry of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; grandchildren, Ryan Pettry, Christian Dickens, Charles Ashley Dickens, Anna Noel and Derek Franklin; two twin great-grandchildren, Drew Christian Dickens and Chloe Lynn Dickens.

Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, June the 30th, 2013, at the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, W.Va., with David Pettry, CLP, officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Pettry Cemetery in Dry Creek.

Armstrong Funeral Home in Whitesville is serving the Pettry family.

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