The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 23, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, March 23, 2013

James Walter ‘Jimmy’ Alexander II

OAK HILL — James Walter “Jimmy” Alexander II, 66, of Oak Hill, died on Friday, March 22, 2013.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Bobby Dale Anderson Sr.

HINTON — Bobby Dale Anderson Sr., 60, of 495 Stokes Drive, Hinton, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his home after a sudden illness.

Born May 9, 1952, at Mullens, W.Va., he was the son of the late George and Goldie Smith Anderson.

Bobby was a former coal miner and was of the Protestant faith. He had been a resident of Summers County for several years.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Tony and Marvin Anderson.

Survivors include a son, Bobby Dale Anderson Jr. and wife Cheryl Ann of Oak Hill; two brothers, Danny Anderson and wife Brenda of Raleigh, N.C., and Roger Anderson of Huttonsville, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Whitney, Brandon and Bradley Howington.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton, with Pastor Denny Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Lilly-Crews Cemetery at Nimitz.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of services on Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences and guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Auda Mae Cook

OCEANA — Auda Mae Cook, 95, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel in Oceana, with the Rev. James Hamrick officiating. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the funeral home.

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Cook family.

Ruth Ann Miles Dillon

Ruth Ann Miles Dillon of Shady Spring passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013, after a long illness.

Ruth was born on May 3, 1937, in Grandview, W.Va., and spent 23 years as an Army wife traveling throughout the United States, and living for six years in Germany before returning to WV. Ruth lived in Shady Spring for the last 34 years.

Ruth was a loving and dedicated wife and mother, and she spent her life as a positive force in the lives of those she loved.

She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Michael Dillon, in January 2013, her grandson, Eric Michael Dillon, in 2009, and her parents, Russell Jackson and Ida Belle Miles.

Ruth is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Charles F. Dillon of Shady Spring, her daughter and son-in-law, Karen A. and Keith Cook of Roanoke, Va., granddaughter, Katherine Cook Cheslow of Roanoke, grandsons, Adam S. Dillon of Shady Spring, and Ryan Dillon of Coal City, W.Va., a great-granddaughter, Tessa S. Dillon, and great-grandson Eli M. Dillon, both of Shady Spring. Also surviving are sisters, Elaine Wills of Grandview, W.Va., Mary Hench of Chesapeake, Va., and her brother, Jack Miles of Daniels, W.Va. Additional survivors include nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Ruth loved going to the beach and listening to the ocean. Ruth enjoyed reading, working puzzles and “NCIS.” Most of all, Ruth enjoyed her family. Ruth was a strong, kind-hearted woman who always looked for the best in people. She tried to always find the positive and praise it. Ruth’s memory will be treasured and will live on with those who loved her. “I love you Mom — that’s a given.” “They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind.”

Submitted by Oakey’s South Chapel, Roanoke, Va.

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