The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 29, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, December 29, 2013

Clemenceau Allen

Mr. Clemenceau Allen, 86, of Allen Junction, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.

Arrangements are entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Sibyl Louise Ball

Sibyl L. Ball, 94, of 119 Tifton Court, Beckley, died Wednesday, Dec. 25th, 2013, after a short illness.

She was born on May 30th, 1919, the daughter of the late Asa R. and Ethel Tomlinson Linton of Union. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Fred, on January 17, 2004. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

She was a 1936 graduate of Union High School. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Beckley and retired from Pinecrest Hospital in Beckley after serving many years as an LPN.

Surviving are two sisters, Grace Wickline of Lewisburg and Minnie Bowyer of Pineville; one niece, Nancy Wickline Lewis and her husband, Don, of Hollywood, MD; three nephews, Gary Bowyer and his wife, Penny, of Pineville, Grady Bowyer and his wife, Sharon, of St. Albans and David Bowyer and his wife, Belinda, of Ripley.

Services will be held at the Grace Baptist Church, Union Hall Road, on Monday, Dec. 30th, at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. Roger Harding and Rev. Bobby Legg. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Gary, Grady, and David Bowyer, Don Lewis, Paul Pishner and Rick Fisher.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Grace Baptist Church, 281 Union Hall Road, Beckley, WV 25801, or Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley, WV.

Leaborn A. ‘Pete’ Blake

Leaborn A. “Pete” Blake, 79, of Old Eccles Road, Beckley, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

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