The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 22, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013


Helen Sue Shrewsbury

Helen Sue Shrewsbury, 80, of MacArthur, passed away Dec. 18, 2013.

Following Helen’s wishes she will be cremated with no service scheduled at this time.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Maj. Gregory V. Shumate

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Major (P) Gregory V. Shumate, of Fairbanks, AK, went to be with the Lord Monday, December 16, 2013.

He was the son of Rosa E. Shumate, Garnet L. Coleman and Roy V. Shumate.

Gregory graduated from Glen Rogers High School in 1988 with honors. He received a B.S. in Nursing from Mountain State University and later a Master’s degree as a Nurse Practitioner.

Gregory entered active duty (Army) in June of 1988, National Guard on June 15, 1991, Air Force on April 8, 1996, and active duty Army once again on December 7, 2004, where he served as a physician for the active duty members and their families, until present. He served two combat deployments: August 1990 to April 1991 in Operation Desert Storm and December 2006 to March 2008 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his career, Gregory received 15 medals and awards, including: The Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, with two Campaign Stars, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Laura A. Duncan and Frances Hill and her husband, Jerry; his brother, Michael D. Coleman and his wife, Kelly F.; nieces, Beth Duncan and Andrea Shumate and her husband, Larry; his nephew, Roy Duncan; and many other family and dear friends.

Funeral services will held at 12 p.m. Monday, December 23, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Ernest Francis and Pastor Phillip Lafferty officiating. Burial will follow in the Lafferty Family Cemetery with full military  graveside rites. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Those wishing to share condolences with the family may do so at

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

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