The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 2, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Aug. 2, 2013


Edward ‘Butch’ Rose

Edward “Butch” Rose, 54, of Beckley, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy for the Rose family are available by visiting

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

James Roy Simmons

POOL — James Roy Simmons, 65, of Pool, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Graveside service and burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin, with Pastor David Sommerville officiating.

Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Iris Alene Webb

Iris Alene Webb, 93, of the Pettus area, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville. Burial will follow in the Pineview Cemetery at Orgas. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Gerald Bishop ‘Bud’ Wickline

Gerald Bishop “Bud” Wickline, age 77, of Coal City, passed away at the Bowers Hospice House on Tuesday, July 30, 2013,

Born on November 7, 1935, in Mead, W.Va., he was the son of the late William Joseph “Whistling Joe” Wickline and Goldie Ethel Coffman Wickline.

Mr. Wickline was a retired machinist. He left West Virginia when he was 16 years of age to look for work. Later at the age of 17 he joined the U.S. Air Force and served our country for 10 years.

Mr. Wickline traveled and lived in many different places. After he retired, Wickline moved from Richmond, Va., back to West Virginia several years ago and made his home in the Coal City area. His lifelong motto was “I try to make someone laugh every day.” He loved bowling and was in a Senior’s bowling league where he made a lot of new friends. One which was very special to him is Jean Isom.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Jean Wickline; two sons, Gerald Bishop Wickline Jr. and James Tillis Wickline Sr.; two daughters, Baby Girl Wickline and Susan Carol Keeton; two brothers, Charles Wickline and James Wickline; and five sisters Alma “Ruth”  Holshouser, Margret “Helen” Kuiken, Nellie Gray Bell, Betty Fares, and Drema Wickline.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include two daughters, Eudora “Rose” Coston and Diana Lynne Shuck; seven grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. His loving companion for the past three years, Doris Bragg and family, two sisters, Patricia “Pat” Williams and her husband Tom, and Carol Williams. A daughter-in-law, Cathy Wickline, a very special nephew Gene Holshouser, and special friends Samantha Farris and Ronnie Ray Shuck.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gary Eskins officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Friends may visit with the family at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home in Beckley on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be sent to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV, in memory of Mr. Wickline.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Daisy Mae Wright

RICHWOOD — Daisy Mae Wright, 65, of Richwood, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Jeff Dudley officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood. Friends may call 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the funeral home.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home Inc., Richwood.

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