The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 4, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013

Geneva Altizer

PINEVILLE — Geneva Altizer of Pineville passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete. Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Altizer family.

Benny J. Cassady

IAEGER — Benny Joe Cassady, 69, of Coal Heritage Road, Iaeger, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Jennings William Clay

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Jennings William Clay, age 70, Kingsport, TN, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

He was born on March 16, 1943, at Sandlick, WV, to the late Thomas Jennings and Lola Mae Morgan Clay of Dameron, WV.

He attended Oceana High School and graduated from Baileysville High School in May 1961. After graduating, he was employed by Owens-Illinois Glass Company of Bridgeton, NJ. He entered the U.S. Army in 1965. While in the military, he received the Expert Marksman Award in M-14, M-16 and .45 automatic. He spent 18 months in Korea and received the Superior Communication, Korean Medal, and Top Radio Award and obtained the rank of Spec 4th. He received his Honorable Discharge in Fort Gordon, GA, in 1967.

After his military service, he returned to Bridgeton, NJ, and continued his work at Owens-Illinois Glass Company until its closing in 1984. He was then employed by Public Service Electric and Gas of Salem, NJ, until his retirement in 2005. After his retirement, he moved to Kingsport, TN.

Jennings was an avid fan of boxing, NASCAR racing, building and flying airplanes, but he loved fishing the most.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jordan Horner of Salem, NJ.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margie Pauline Clay; One son, Shenandoah (Cynthia) Clay of Roanoke, VA; two daughters, Nickole (Dave) Hannah of Salem, NJ, and Avonda Clay of Kingsport, TN; two grandsons, Joshua Horner of Salem, NJ, and Shane Clay of Roanoke, VA; two granddaughters, Taylor Marie Gibbs of Kingsport, TN, and Abigail Clay of Roanoke, VA; one great-grandson, Zackery Horner of Salem, NJ; and three sisters, Janith Clay and Jacqueline Plummer of Bridgeton, NJ, and Jaunetta (Rondell) Belcher of Sun Hill, WV; and his special companion, his dog, Foxy.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, TN, with Pastor Lon Tobin officiating. Jennings was laid to rest Monday, July 15, 2013, in the beautiful Mountain Home National Cemetery in Mountain Home, TN, with full Military Rites conducted by VFW Post 2108 of Johnson City, TN.

Jennings will always be sadly missed by his family.


You are not forgotten, loved one

Nor will you ever be,

As long as life and memory last

We will remember thee.

We miss you now,

our hearts are sore.

As times goes by

we’ll miss you more.

Your loving smile, your gentle face

No one can fill your vacant place.

The above information was submitted by Evans Funeral Home, Oceana, WV.

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