The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 19, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012


Joan Scaggs Jeffrey

LOGAN — Joan Scaggs Jeffrey, 87, of Logan, passed away Monday, December 17, 2012.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Honaker Funeral Home in Logan at noon on Thursday, December 20, 2012, with Reverend Rex Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at Honaker Funeral Home in Logan.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, WV.

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Honaker Funeral Home of Logan, is in charge of arrangements.

William ‘Bill’ (Driveshaft) Johnson

DANESE — William “Bill” (Driveshaft) Johnson, 55, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

Service will be 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service (1 to 3 p.m.) on Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

E. Grayson Knapp Jr.

PRINCETON — E. Grayson Knapp Jr., age 93, of Alderson, W.Va., died Monday, December 17, 2012.

He was the son of the late Emmett G. and Glenna Rader Knapp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vella Lilly McMillion Knapp, two brothers, Harold Knapp and Charles Knapp, and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Dodd.

Born in Alderson in 1919 and a graduate of Alderson High School, he served in World War II in both the 25th and 53rd battalions of the Seabees and was attached to the 3rd Division of the U.S. Marines. Following the war he worked until his retirement for the C&O Railroad. He was a member of the Alderson Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder.

Survivors include his stepson, Claude “Red” McMillion (Margaret) of Lewisburg, Tenn., and four step grandchildren, Kim Holly (Rhea) of Franklin, Tenn., Andrew McMillion of Madison, Tenn., Michael McMillion of Nashville, Tenn. and Laura Mitchell (Darryl) and their children, Grayson and Briggs, of Charleston, S.C. He is also survived by a sister, Anna Mae Chesher of Buchanan Dam, Texas, and several nephews and nieces, including Linda (Mike) Rider and Joanne Hardesty Lightner of Alderson.

Memorial Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2012, in the Alderson Presbyterian Church. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Alderson Presbyterian Church, 8 Monroe St., Alderson, WV 24910-9453.

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Services entrusted to Roselawn Funeral Home, 450 Courthouse Road, Princeton.

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