The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 27, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012


James Alan Grimmett

ANSTED — James Alan Grimmett, 53, of Ansted, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.

In honor of his wishes, he has been cremated. There will be no services.

Wallace and Wallace of Ansted is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnnie Albert Martin

PRINCETON — Johnnie Albert Martin, 53, of Princeton, formerly of Summersville, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete at Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Roy Roger McGinnis

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my race, I have kept the faith.

Roy Roger McGinnis of Dry Creek passed away on November 25, 2012.

He was born December 9, 1940, at Dry Creek; he was the son of Helen (Cook) McGinnis and the late Alfred (Jack) McGinnis.

Other than his father, Roger was preceded by his grandparents Rev. Byrd and Belva Cook of Fairdale, Jim and Rosie McGinnis of Rock Creek, and father and mother-in-law Dewey and Daisy Mae Pettry of Naoma.

Roger graduated from Marsh Fork High, 1960, Concord College at Princeton in 1963, attended Beckley College, West Virginia University and Bethany College. He taught school at Clear Fork High and worked for Beckley Coal Mining. Roger attended the Freewill Baptist Church at Dry Creek. Other than his mother, those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 46 years, Julia (Pettry) McGinnis, a son Mark McGinnis and wife Dawn, daughter Melissa and her husband James Proctor, all from Dry Creek. Six grandchildren who were the apple of his eye: Chelsea, Mikaila, Tristianna and Brennen McGinnis, Johnathon and Bethany Proctor. Also survived by a brother James McGinnis and wife Joyce of Huntington, three sisters Joyce Sabatino, Jacquelyn Whitley, both of Oceana, Betty Cox of Gastonia, N.C.; a special uncle and aunt, Ross and Betty McGinnis of Stickney.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the loving and caring staff of Heartland Nursing Home of Beckley.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with the Rev. Larry Kinder officiating. Burial will follow in the Pettry-Dickens Cemetery at Pine Knob.

Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

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