The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 23, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, March 23, 2013


Raymond Lloyd ‘Joe’ Tinnel

BIRCH RIVER — Raymond Lloyd “Joe” Tinnel, 66, of Birch River, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville, with Pastor Art Poff, Gary Moore and Danny Hagan officiating. Burial will follow in the Beulah Baptist Cemetery at Muddlety. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.


Ruth Marie Wilcox

CHARLESTON — Ruth Marie Wilcox, 95, of Edgewood Summit, Charleston, formerly of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

Ruth was born September 11, 1917, in Blowing Rock, NC, to Jesse L. and Maude Nichols Hamlet.

She was a member of Crab Orchard Baptist Church for over 70 years. She was a member of American Baptist Women and Daughters of the American Revolution. She served on the Board of Trustees of Alderson-Broaddus College from 1983-2001, and on the College’s Board of Governors from 2002-present. She and her husband were instrumental in the creation of The Wilcox Chapel on the campus of the college.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Basil K. Wilcox; her daughter, Dr. Frances Wilcox; her infant brother, Leonard; and her sister Edythe Dunlap McGrath.

Those left to cherish her memories include her sons, Dwight (Ellen) Wilcox of Highland, Md., and Ken (Donetta) Wilcox of Charleston, W.Va.; grandchildren, Dwight Wilcox II, Reverend Diana Wilcox, Emily Hoyer, Molly Lyons, Kelly Cook, Sarah Jenkins, Madison Wilcox and Winter Wilcox; great-grandchildren, Dwight Wilcox III, Peter Wilcox, Daniel Wilcox, Sadie Lyons, Jill Lyons, Fiona Lyons, Cameron Cook, Taylor Cook, McKinley Jenkins and Gait Jenkins.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at Crab Orchard Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Sisson officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Dwight Wilcox III, Peter Wilcox, Daniel Wilcox, Pete Graham, Dick Cook, and Jim Bond.

Friends may gather with the family Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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