The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 21, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013


Lorene ‘Granny’ Forren-Perdue

Lorene “Granny” Forren-Perdue, 83, of Mabscott passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

Born March 3, 1930, at East Beckley to the late Perry Judson Meadows and the late Littie Blanch Lilly Meadows.

Granny lived life to the fullest, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she never met a stranger. She was of the Baptist Faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, Edgar M. Forren and Walter P. Perdue; brother, Joseph Floyd Meadows; sisters, Helen Mahone, Mary Lee Bennett, Evelyn Cowen, Beulah Taylor, Bobbie Jean Lilly; a son, John Millard Forren; granddaughter, Tammy Forren Shannon; and two sets of twin granddaughters.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sister, Margaret Ann Lafferty; children, Frances Lorene Forren (Tuffy), Carolyn Lyvonn Catlett (Jimmy), Patricia Ann Norris (Jerry Basham); grandchildren, Randall Mason McKinney, Regina Lynn Sexton (Dale), Jimmy Wayne Miller (Donnie), Jamie Michelle Vass (Adam), George Curtis Fox, John Millard Forren, II, Theresa Ewing Becker; stepchildren, Trina Marie Tarpley (Kell), Brett Scott Forren (Patsy), and George Lacy Forren; 14 great grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; extended family and a host of friends who will miss her dearly.

Services to celebrate the life of Lorene “Granny” Forren-Perdue will be held 2 p.m. Monday, December 23, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Dan Coalson officiating. Following the services she will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Family members will be serving as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2013, at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

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

Darlene Sue Cook Poindexter

GREEN CAMP — Darlene Sue Cook Poindexter, 67, of Green Camp, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

A celebration of Sue’s life will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at the Cooper Memorial Baptist Church with Billy Joe Cooper and Silas Mullins Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Cooper Cemetery, Skin Fork. The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Calfee Funeral Service and an hour prior to the service Sunday at the church.

Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting

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

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