The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 18, 2014

Obituaries — Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Robert Louis Padgett

WHITMAN — Robert Louis Padgett, 81, of Whitman, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the Central United Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Skeens and Rev. Glenn White officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted.

Friends may call on the family from 11 a.m. until noon Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations are made to the Central United Baptist Church at P.O. Box 1558, Logan, WV 25601.

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Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.

Mae Ruth Pegram

Mae Ruth Pegram, 86, of Coal City, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014.

Arrangements are incomplete. Blue Ridge Funeral Home is serving the Pegram family.

Jerome Stone

On Saturday, March 15th, 2014, our most cherished, Jerome F. Stone of Purity Hill, Eccles, passed away peacefully at Raleigh General Hospital. He was in his 89th year.

The first of five chldren, Jerome Fush Stone was born on June 14th, 1924, at Davy. He was the son of Fush and Stella Stoots Stone. His brother Robert Lee Stone and sister, Mary Rose McGraw have preceded him in death. His sisters, Ethel Burquist of Chicago, Ill., and Edna Mullins of Eccles survive.

Jerome was a World War II veteran, receiving two bronze stars. He worked 42 years in the mines at Eccles, where he was a member of UMWA local 5770. A member of the Moose Lodge and the Beckley Masonic Lodge No. 95 AF & AM, he was in the Scottish Rite and the Charleston Shriners. Jerome was a founding member of the American Legion of Beckley.

An avid outsdoorsman, he loved the times he spent with family and friends at his camps on the New River and Hacker Valley in Webster County. 

On June 30th, 1949, Jerome married his beloved wife, Margaret Audrey Pugh. To this union was the blessing of four children, Jeronna (Richard) Browning of Fairdale, Susan (Jim) Bond of Midway, Jerome “Pete” (Patty) Stone of White Oak and Terry Allen Stone, their youngest who died on Feb. 15th of this year. Jerome and Margaret were the proud grandparents and great grandparents of eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. 

The grandchildren are Misty Stone, Robert (Kristen) Browning, Russ (Laura) Bond, Keith (Lindsey) Stone, Beth (Dwayne) Williams, Chris (Staci) Stone, Phillip (Jocelyn) Bond and Kassie Halstead; the great grandchldren are Tripp, Jack, and Savannah Browning, Rachel and Layne Williams, Sawyer Bond, Madison, Erin, Josie, Colt and Sadi Stone.

On Wednesday, March 19th, at 2 p.m. we will honor the life of Jerome with a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Pastors, Garry Hall, Dick Sellards will be officiating with Pastor Dean Adams as the soloist. Jerome will be laid to rest in the Sunset Memorial Park at Beckley.

The family will receive friends from noon until the service hour. 

The family suggests donations of sympathy can be made to the Bowers Hospice House, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.  

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary. com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

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