The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 23, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, March 23, 2013


Peggy A. Moubray McClanahan

ARBOVALE — Peggy A. Moubray McClanahan, 82, of Arbovale, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale, and 1 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Red House, with the Rev. William Vandevender officiating both services. Entombment will follow the service Monday at the mausoleum. Friends may call one hour prior to both services.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hubbard Hospice House West, Kerr Chapel Church or the Senior Center at Green Bank.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

Melanie Frances Moore

Melanie Frances Moore, age 46, went to join her Mother, Martha Moore, in heaven on Saturday, March 16th, 2013. Melanie was a patient at Banner Thunderbird Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., when our Lord called her home.

Born Oct. 5, 1966, in Beckley, Melanie was raised in a Christian home by her parents and was a lifelong member of Spoken Word Tabernacle where Rev. Roy Shrewsbury is her pastor. Melanie gave her heart to the Lord at an early age; she renewed that acquaintance with her Lord and Savior prior to her death.

Melanie’s hobbies included a love of reading and the culinary arts. Melanie had a special gift of giving that isn’t found much today, the gift of caring for others. She always carried a cheerful heart and spent her work career as either a caregiver or cook in various nursing homes and agencies. Melanie never seemed to take a person’s medical or physical condition into view when she came into their presence; instead of what was wrong or missing she just seemed to see through to who they really were on the inside. She could make them smile and seemed to brighten their day with a simple “good morning, how are you today?” She could spend hours and even days with someone and enjoy their presence when others couldn’t cope with their conditions for mere minutes.

Melanie spent her last week surrounded by the love of her “special friend” Steven Creamer of Arizona and her sister, Cindy. They will always cherish these days of love, hope and memories.

Melanie was preceded in death by her mother, Martha A. Moore, brothers, Paul Michael and James Terry Moore, and a sister, Linda L. Hill; grandparents, George and Cora Moore and Jim and Addie Greer.

Those left to cherish her memory are her father, John P. Moore, and sister, Cindy Bair and husband, Steve Bair, of White Oak, W.Va., and significant other, Steven Creamer of Phoenix, Ariz.

Melanie had a special title with Cindy’s children and that was “Aunt Mommy” as she liked to be referred to. She will ever be remembered as always being there with her love and support throughout their childhood. They are: Dr. Amy Bair of Huntington, W.Va., Bryan Bair and Stephen Bair and wife, Chantell, and baby Brooklyn of Beckley, W.Va.

Melanie loved all her deceased siblings’ children with a great love. They are Sherri Gwinn and Selena Williams; James Terry Jr. and Adam R. Moore; Cora Jane, Jonathan, Michael Landon and Tasha Moore. She also has many great-nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Miss Moore left behind a great host of friends and relatives; among them are special lifelong friends, Tinya Thomas, Diana Paschal, Sarah Sawyer, Angela Lilly and cousin Pat Gravley. Special thanks from the family go to Rev. Michael Patterson of Arizona for his spiritual support and comfort to her and her family during the time surrounding her death, also, to her friends, Rebekah Sawyer and sisters Kay and Sue.

Service will be held on Sunday afternoon, March 24, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Melton Mortuary, Harper Road, Beckley. Friends and relatives may call from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Rev. Ivan England and Rev. Ron Lilly of Spoken Word Tabernacle will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Friends and family members will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

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