The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 22, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013


Rickey W. Lusk

Rickey Wayne Lusk, 46, of Beckley passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.

For those considering an expression of sympathy the family requests contributions be made to help defray unexpected expenses to Tankersley Funeral Home, 102 Moran Ave., Mullens, WV 25882.

Arrangements are incomplete at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Elaine McGhee

Today, December 21, 2013, Elaine McGhee of Rock Creek, WV, went to be with her heavenly Father after a long illness.

She attended Lester First Church of God.

She was a beloved wife, mother, and daughter of the late Woodrow and Rita Edwards of El Paso, TX.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Samuel McGhee of Rock Creek, three children, Rachel McGhee Green of Whitesville, Wesley McGhee of Arnett and Matthew McGhee of Arnett; three grandchildren, Logan Tyler Green, Jordan McGhee and Chloe McGhee.

Graveside services will be held Monday afternoon, December 23, 2013, at 1 o’clock in the Scarbro Cemetery, Rock Creek, WV, with the Rev. Dale Birchfield and Pastor Evelyn Williamson. Interment is in Scarbro Cemetery, Rock Creek, WV.

Armstrong Funeral Home is serving the family.

James Ray Mills

James Ray Mills, 70, of Helen, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House.

Born April 12, 1943, in Sophia, WV, he was the son of the late Clayton Alonzo and Mozetta Richardson Mills.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Mills, and a sister, Ann McPherson.

James was affiliated with the mining industry most of his life. He was a 4-year veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include brothers, David Mills of Soak Creek, Jimmy Mills and wife Genevieve of Port St. Lucie, FL, Gary Richardson and wife Darlene of Salem, NJ; stepson, Matthew Elam; nieces and nephews Kim Jesse and husband David of Beckley, Michelle Lester of Beckley, Shane McPherson and wife Chandra, Dean Mills, Ken Mills, Renee Criner and husband Mike, C.J. Mills and wife Maria, Kelly Richardson, Vicki Richardson-Walton; many great-nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2013, at the Mills Family Cemetery at Soak Creek with Pastor Phillip Farrington officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Pinehaven Homeless Shelter, 101 Eisenhower Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

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