The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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November 23, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Nov. 23, 2012


Billie Jean Gillum

Billie Jean Gillum, age 78, of Cabell Heights, went to be with the Lord, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.

Born on April 16, 1934, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late George Reinhart and Ruth Mayse Reinhart.

Mrs. Gillum was a retired cook, having served as a cook at Black Knight Country Club, National Mine Academy, Bank of Raleigh, and the Raleigh Headstart Program.

Mrs. Gillum was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a lifelong resident of Raleigh County.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Eugene Gillum.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her husband of 64 years, George Edward Gillum; a daughter, Barbara Blankenship and her husband Tom of Ball Ground, Ga.; sons, Tom Gillum and his wife Bette of Pittsburgh, Pa., Harry Gillum and his wife Brenda of Clarksburg, W.Va., Michael Gillum and his wife, Christina, of Fayetteville; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren are also among her survivors.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Stanaford Acres on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Bishop Robert Doolittle as the speaker. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery at Mount Tabor, W.Va.

Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday. 

Men of the church will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

In lieu of flowers donations of sympathy may be made to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801, in memory of Mrs. Gillum.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Ryta Belcher Nutter

RAINELLE — Ryta Belcher Nutter, 87, of Rainelle, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.

Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at Smathers Funeral Chapel. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc., Rainelle.

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