The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 21, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Helen G. Armstrong

CORLISS — Helen G. Armstrong, 86, died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2013, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She had resided at Ansted Center for the past 10 years.

Born March 20, 1926, at Corliss, she was the daughter of the late Henry C. and Bessie Costigan Harris.

Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. Armstrong, an infant son Dale, a son James Armstrong and a daughter, Francis Smith Chavis. Helen came from a large family and was preceded in death by four brothers, George, Herman, Harry Ray and Virgil Calvin Harris; seven sisters, Lula May Walters, Clara Marie Sevy, Edna Virginia King, Mary Ella Burton, Lucy Annie Sevy, Elsie Maye Rodgers and Ethel Kincaid Worth.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Hamrick (Wayne) of Frankford, Kathy Alderman (Marvin Jr.) of Renick; a son, Robert Armstrong (Joan) of Corliss; daughter-in-law, June Armstrong Castle of Belle; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with Pastor Gene Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery, Corliss.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle.

The family would like to express its appreciation to the Ansted Center and staff for all of the wonderful care she received and to everyone who sent cards, flowers, food, prayers and other expressions of love. We are ever so grateful.

Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home of Rainelle.


Carl (CW) Adams III

Carl (CW) Adams III, 43, of Beckley, went to Heaven Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at his home.

Born June 26, 1969, in Beckley to Carl W. Adams, Jr., and Sherry Underwood Adams of Beckley.

He was a United States Army veteran having served 11 years stationed in Hawaii and Berlin. Upon his honorable discharge he worked for the NSA and CIA. Upon returning to West Virginia he made a career of working the coalfields. He loved his family and friends and will be deeply missed by those who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carrie Mae and Harold R. Underwood, and Carl W. and Dorla D. Adams; uncle, Terry Adams; and an aunt, Sarah Underwood Wickline.

In addition to his parents, those surviving include his wife, Krystal Church Adams, at home; son, Robert W. Adams and wife Samantha of Fort Campbell, Ky.; sister, Shawna McClanahan and husband Billy of Beckley; grandchildren, Kaleigh Basham and Baby Adams; nephews, Chris Martin and Hayden McClanahan of Beckley.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley with Rev. Dean Adams and Rev. Lonnie Grear officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

Pallbearers will be Timmy Adams, Jeff Adams, Thomas Bower, Robert Adams, Chris Martin, Chris Snuffer, James Combs, Billy McClanahan and Hayden McClanahan.

Visitation will be held today from 10 a.m. to noon.

Private online condolences, floral gifts and other expressions of sympathy are available

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St. in Beckley.

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