The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 7, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, July 7, 2013

Dakota Wayne Cales

Dakota Wayne Cales, 20-day-old son of Casey D. Cales and Tiffany G. Whitt of Hinton, died Friday, July 5, 2013.

Graveside service and burial will be 1 p.m. Monday, July 8, at the Cales Cemetery at Chestnut Mt. with Evangelist Patricia Cales officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral parlors.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.


Sherry Rawls Cooper

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Sherry Rawls Cooper, 44, of Chapel Hill, NC, formerly of Stanaford, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 4, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. Born August 1, 1968, she was a daughter of Jerry and Jewell Rawls.

Sherry loved her family and friends and loved to ride horses. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1986. She was employed at the UNC Hospital in the telecommunications department.

Sherry is preceded in death by her Paternal Grandparents, Harris and Hattie Rawls; Maternal Grandparents, Lonnie and Nina Adkins.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 26 years, Steven Cooper, of Chapel Hill, NC; son, Justin Cooper, of Chapel Hill, NC; sisters, Tina Buckland and husband Jason, of Coal City, Pam Liszka of Beckley; nieces, Delaney Buckland, of Coal City, Sheena Hatcher, of Beckley, Violet Cole, of Beckley, and Ciara Cole, of Beckley.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Roger E. Pauley officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV.

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