The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 21, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013

Gladys Faye Bowens

MALLORY — Gladys Faye Bowens, of Mallory, died Dec. 19, 2013.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, and funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Taplin Freewill Baptist Church. Burial is in Highland Memory Gardens, Pecks Mill.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Jeanette F. Compton

MULLENS — Jeanette Faye Compton, 70, of Mullens passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, in a Beckley hospital following a short illness.

Born November 24, 1943, at Yukon, McDowell County, WV. She was the daughter of the late Victor B. and Sybil (Sampson) Lawson.

Jeanette was a hard worker throughout her lifetime and had been a caregiver for her husband, Al, during his eight-year illness. She was also a caregiver for her entire family and in her leisure she enjoyed spending time with her family and especially enjoyed time spent camping with family at Stephens Lake.

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, Elder Alford “Al” Compton; three sisters, Glenda Lawson, Vickie Lynn Sizemore, and Phyllis A. Williams; one brother, Arnold Compton; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Compton; and a stepgrandson Jonathan Compton.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Dave Thomas and his wife, Misty, of Mullens; three stepsons, Clyde A. Compton and his wife, Hazel, of Richlands, VA, Carl W. Compton and his wife, Tina, of Bud, and Cecil Compton and his wife, Sandy, of Corinne; fourteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four sisters, Betty Goad and her husband, Lawrence, of Mullens, Lois Presley of Mullens, Brenda Salango and her husband, Tom, of Hurricane, and Carol McKinney and her husband, Calvin, of Charleston; two brothers, Donnie Lawson and his wife, Linda, of Mullens and Ronnie Lawson and his wife, Natalie, of Randleman, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 12 noon Monday, December 23, 2013, at the Mullens Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Lewis Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family of Jeanette Compton is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

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