The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 27, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012


Lillia F. Thomas

Mrs. Lillia F. Thomas, 97, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.

Services to celebrate the life of Lillia will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Durgan Funeral Chapel in Beckley, with Pastor Sandra Jackson and the Rev. Walter Leach.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Durgan Funeral Home, 1501 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Harry Todd

Harry Todd of Shady Spring passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012.

Born on February 24, 1937, in Whitesville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lonnie and Nellie Simmons Todd.

He was preceded in death by brothers Charles Todd of Scott Depot, W.Va., and Glenn Todd of Warner Robins, Ga.

Upon graduation from Trap Hill High School in 1954, Mr. Todd joined the United States Air Force. After his discharge from his military duty, he attended Beckley College and later graduated from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich. His career was spent in the sales and marketing fields, mostly in Nashville, TN.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 53 years, Ellen McGinnis Todd; his daughter, Lori Todd of Nashville, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Rachel Lauren Chan, also of Nashville; a brother, Larry Todd and his wife, Brenda, of Beckley; several nephews and nieces.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley. In keeping with Harry’s wishes, he will be cremated.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Marie Toler

ROCK HOUSE — Marie Toler, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete. Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

Neoma Z. Wiley

HILLSBORO — Neoma Z. Wiley, 84, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Droop, with the Rev. Phillip Hickman officiating.

The family requests no flowers. Donations of sympathy may be made to the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Droop, W.Va.

Please send online condolences by visiting

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

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