The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 23, 2014

Obituaries — Sunday, March 23, 2014


Georgia Hylton  Powers

PINEVILLE — Georgia Hylton Powers, 75, of Turkey Creek, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at Appalachian Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born February 9, 1939, in Clifton Fork, VA, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Wesley Hylton, Jr., and Mary Etta Rose Hylton Deskins.

Georgia enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Brenton Church of God for over 25 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Powers; brothers, Frazer Hylton, Ellis Hylton, Charlie Hylton, Otis Hylton, Henry Hylton, John Lewis Hylton, Eugene Hylton, Elmer Hylton and Leon Hylton; and sisters, Virgie Davis, Dellie Ferrell and Madeline Deskins.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Melvin P. Powers and wife, Madonna, of Fairdale, Joan Bailey and husband, Tony, of Laurens, SC, and Pamela Crabtree and husband, Randy, of Clarksville, TN; a granddaughter whom she raised, Robbie Hodges and husband, Russell, of Oceana; grandchildren, Melvin W. Powers, Elizabeth Bailey, Nathan Bailey and Kennie Bailey; great-grandchildren, Chandra, Landen and Bristol Hodges and Ethan Bailey; brother, Billy Hylton and wife, Shirley; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Georgia’s life will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, in the chapel of Calfee Funeral Service, the Rev. Lee Fisher, Rev. Andy Ratliff and Eddie Cameron officiating. Interment will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the funeral home.

An online guestbook is available at

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Powers family.

Nicole ‘Nikki’ Ramsey

RAINELLE — Nicole “Nikki” Ramsey, 21, of Rainelle passed away March 17, 2014.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, with Pastor Ray Sexton officiating. Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to the service at the Wallace and Wallace funeral chapel in Rainelle.

You may send online condolences to

Wallace and Wallace of Rainelle are in charge of arrangements.

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