The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

December 19, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, December 19, 2013


Paul McVey Bennett Jr.

Paul McVey Bennett Jr., age 80, of Beckley, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013.  

There will be no visitation or services.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net

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

 

Marsha Rae Blankenship

Marsha Rae Blankenship, 60, of Beckley, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013.

Friends may gather with the family on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, committal service will follow at the cemetery. She will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

 

Mary Paxton Dancy

COLUMBIA — Mary Paxton Dancy, 72, of Columbia, a native of Turkey Knob, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

Funeral service will be noon on Friday, December 20, 2013, at Spring Valley Baptist Church, 91 Polo Rd., with Dr. Robert Windburn officiating. The visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.  on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at Kornegay & Moseley Funeral Home, 4645 Hard Scrabble Road. Burial will follow the service at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spring Valley Baptist Church or The American Heart Association.

Please sign the online guest book at http://www.kornegayandmoseley.com/

 

Harvey Lee Davis Jr.

Harvey Lee Davis Jr., 63, of Sharon Street, Beckley, died on Monday, December 16th, 2013.

In keeping with Lee’s wishes he has been cremated and there will be no formal services.  

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

 

Hazel Virginia Copeland Ferguson

GREENVILLE — Hazel Virginia Copeland Ferguson, born June 8, 1925, and passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.

A strong and determined woman is one of the greatest blessings from God. Our mother, grandmother and great-grand mother was a true blessing.  

At a time when others would have chosen to split us apart, Mother never considered it. Keeping her seven children together and raising them on her own was difficult, however she chose to raise us as a loving family. Our mother never took the easy way out. She quietly did what she felt was the right thing to do, no matter what. She was a divorced mother of seven and though times were trying and difficult, she raised us well! For this, we are truly grateful.

She was born Hazel Virginia Copeland to Bernice May Harvey Copeland and Charles “Roy” Copeland of Rock Camp W.Va. in 1925.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Otis Lee Copeland of Alabaster, Ala. and Kyle Edward Copeland of Kings Mountain, N.C.; two grandchildren Billy Joe Rogers and Christina Leigh Turner and one great grandchild, Ashton Tyler Lucas.

Hazel leaves to cherish her memory, and admire the strength and courage she showed throughout her life, her children: Betty Kay and Rev. James W. Rogers of Greenville, W.Va., Roger D. and Audrey “Jean” Ferguson of Narrows, Va.; Norman W. and Arlene Ferguson of Narrows, Va., Sherlyn “Sherry” and Clyde Shrewsbury of Peterstown W.Va.; Cathy May and Daniel “Danny” Tickle of Peterstown, Valerie and Don Orth of Pembroke, Va. and Lesa Myers and Jeff Wynn of Blacksburg, Va.

Left to cherish her memory are her siblings; Violet May “Sis” Wiseman and husband Frank of Oakton, Va. and Roy Edwin “Eddie” Copeland and wife, Louise of Cheyenne, Wyo. Sisters-in-law are Wanda Copeland of Alabama and Doris Copeland of Princeton, W.Va.

During her 88 years, Hazel was blessed with 24 grand-children and step grandchildren: Karen, Kandi Jo, Krystal, Roger II, Brian, Becky, Aaron, Brett, Wesley, Stacey, Shelley, David, Daniel, Tori, Amber, Chad, Ryan, Molly, Benjamin, Samuel, Shana, Keira, Ben and Hannah.

In addition, Hazel was blessed with 27 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren that she dearly loved.

Grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, December 20, 2013, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with Pastor James W. Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellison Cemetery, Rock Camp.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at the funeral home.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Ferguson family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

 

Anna Lee Gadd

FLATWOODS, Ky. — Anna Lee Gadd, 88, of Flatwoods, formerly of Beckley, died Tuesday, Dec. 17th, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary. com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

 

Douglas Shane Hall

MULLENS — Douglas Shane Hall, 24, of Mullens, passed away December 16, 2013, following a sudden illness.

Born August 21, 1989, at Beckley he is a son of Roy James Hall Sr. and Judy K. McKinney Hall.

Shane loved camping, fishing, and dirt bike riding. He as a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and was employed by Hometown Hyundai.

In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory include his fianceé Victoria Paige Garner; a son, Brenden Kyle Hall; three brothers, Roy James Hall Jr., Robert Allen Lester Jr., and Zachary Jordan Brown; three sisters, Savannah Brooke Chapman, Angela Michelle Hayes, and Judith Renee Chapman. Also left to cherish his memory are his friends from Hometown Hyundai.

Services to Celebrate the life of Douglas Shane Hall be held 2 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Rev. Jerry Tyree officiating. Following the services Shane will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Zachary Brown, JaQuan Isom, Roy Hall Jr., Roy Hall III, Allen Lester, Chester Hayes, and Jeremy Hall will be serving as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. until time of the services Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley is in honored to be serving the Hall family.

 

Douglas Neal Hatfield

GILBERT — Douglas Neal Hatfield, 57,  died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.

Service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert.

Friends may call 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, Gilbert.

Online at www.mountsfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

 

Corbet V. Justus Sr.

BRENTON — Corbet V. Justus Sr. 75, of Brenton, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

A celebration of Corbet’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, December 20, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Norman Gray officiating

The family will receive friends from noon until time of the service.

Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting www.calfeefuneralservice.com

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Justus family.

 

Mona Ann Legg

VICTOR — Mona Ann Legg, 81, of Victor, passed away at Montgomery General Hospital, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, following a long illness.

Arrangements are incomplete.

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

 

Carlos ‘Mack’ Lilly

Carlos “Mack” Lilly, 83, of Beckley, went home to be with his Lord, on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, in a Webster County Nursing Facility, following a long illness.

Born July 20, 1930, in Raleigh County, he was the son of the late Evert and Julia Wyles Richmond.

Mack was a retired coal miner, and was a member of Pemberton Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife Bertie Lilly and his step son Gary Cook.

Those left to cherish his memory include a host of cousins, and a special friend Patricia Sharon.

Services celebrating the Life of Mack, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013, in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with his cousin Rev. James Ford officiating. Following the service Mack will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife Bertie, in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com

The honor of serving the Lilly Family has been given to Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

 

Patrick Joseph Madden

Patrick Joseph Madden, 70, of Daniels, died December 17, 2013.

Arrangements are pending with Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Dr., Beckley.

 

Jeannie Martin

Jeannie Martin, age 55, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 13th 2013, at her home at Edwards Crossing in Beaver.

She was born at Raleigh on June 3rd 1958. She was the daughter of the late Bruce and  Betty Martin.

Miss Martin was a homemaker, she worked at Pinecrest Hospital as a care giver and a culinary helper in the dietary department. Her older sisters Judith Ann Martin and Linda Lou Martin preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter Amber Jane Martin from Beckley, and her surviving sisters are Elaine Slone of Shady Spring, Brenda Jane Bennett of Raleigh, Dallas Hughey from Florida and Kitty Sue Baum from North Carolina.

There will be a Memorial Service held at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring Chapel at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013.

Celebrating her Life, Pastor Rodney Allen will be officiating. There will be no visitation.

She will be missed by all and deeply loved. She was a wonderful mother, friend and sister to many people who were blessed by her presence. A special thank you to Venessa Redden and to Robin B. Poplen and Richard and all the loving neighbors and friends.

In lieu of flowers, send all donations to Amber Martin 100 Bolton Drive, Apt. 27 Beckley, WV 25801.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV 25918.

 

Stephen Kevin Modley

After a courageous 6 year battle with Alzheimer’s, Stephen Kevin Modley, 56, died at Bowers Hospice House on Saturday, December 14th, at 1:35 p.m. in Beckley, surrounded by his wife and loved ones.

Steve was the son of the late Frank and Pat Modley. Steve was also preceded in death by his son, Stevie and his grandparents.

Steve is survived by his devoted wife, Tabby; his son, Taylor Modley; his stepdaughters, Amanda Diaczenko and husband Alex, Nicole Sorrent, Katie Bonds and husband Mike; his brothers Bob and Joe Modley; and several nieces and nephews.

Steve was the sole owner of Modley’s Plumbing and Heating for 30 plus years.

The family would like to thank Dr. Scott Lostetter and the caring staff at Family Medical Center; the staff at Bowers Hospice House and Steve’s extremely dedicated caregivers Gary Reed and Nancy Holt.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to WV Alzheimer’s Association 1111 Lee Street E.  Charleston, WV 25301 or Bowers Hospice House 454 Cranberry Drive Beckley, WV 25801.

Services will be held Saturday, December 21st, at 1 p.m. at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with Reverend Roger Pauley officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services for close friends and family.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net

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

 

Larry Rodney ‘Lee’ Scales

Mr. Larry Rodney “Lee” Scales, 48, of North Beckley, passed Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at CAMC, Charleston, following a short illness.

Arrangements by Durgan Funeral Home, Beckley.

 

Vernon B. Simmons

PRINCETON — Vernon B. Simmons, 90, of Princeton, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home. 540-745-2121.

 

Gregory A. Svonavec

Gregory A. Svonavec, 53, of Beckley, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Bowers Hospice House.

Born December 16, 1959, in Somerset, Pa., he was the son of Donald and Jane Taylor Svonavec of Listie, Pa.

Greg was a former plant superintendent for New Elk Coal Co. He attended Cross Point Church of God.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Rita Rakes-Svonavec; daughter, Robin Franco and her husband Kevin of Shady Spring; grandson, Andrew Franco of Shady Spring; son, Gregory Svonavec Jr. of Somerset, Pa.; sisters, Theresa Woy and her husband David of Somerset, Pa., Angela Kuhn and her husband John of Listie, Pa., Judith Walker and her husband Ron of Mechanicsburg, Pa. and his brother, Timothy Svonavec and his wife Beth of Somerset, Pa.

A celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Cross Point Church of God, 110 Crescent Road, Beckley with Pastor Vondie L. Cook II officiating.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with expenses.

On line condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.