The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 19, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012


Steven Ray Lawrence

SIMON — Steven Ray Lawrence, 35, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Long Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Simon, with the Revs. Firg Proffitt and Todd Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in Milty Morgan Cemetery, Josh Fork Hollow at Simon.

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Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Evada Tonia ‘Tiny’ Lester

Ms. Evada Tonia “Tiny” Lester, 49, of Lester, W.Va., died Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Allegheny General Hospital, after a short illness.

Born November 16,1963, in Beckley, she was the daughter of Vera Mae Lester of Lester.

 Ms. Lester was of Christian faith, graduated Liberty High School in 1982 and was manager of Pizza Hut for 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lonnie and Virgie Lester of Lester.

Those left to cherish her precious memories are her mother, Vera Lester, of Lester; her daughter, Aynicka  Essence Bulluck of Lester; godson, Dajon Jeremiah Johnson of Washington, DC; and goddaughter, Nashalla Diane Mitchell of Columbia, S.C.; brothers, Ronald (Jenny) Lester and Richard Lester, both of Lester; sister, April (Matthew) Gavin of Beckley; nephew, Matthew Gavin II, nieces, Lashawnda Lester, and Ashawnta Gavin, The Williams Family and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be noon, Friday, December 21, 2012, at Heart of God Ministries,  1703 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley, with Bishop Fred T. Simms officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Charles David Loudermilk Sr.

VAGO — Charles David Loudermilk Sr., 78, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in the Memorial Chapel of McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with the Rev. Kermit Hunter and Joe Hendricks officiating. Burial will follow in the Henning Church of God Cemetery near Vago.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Allegheny Mountain Radio, Rt. 1, Box 138, Dunmore, WV 24934.

Arrangements by McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

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