The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 4, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, May 4, 2013



Irene Lusk

LAKE SHAWNEE — Irene “Teenie” Lusk, 88, of Lake Shawnee, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born May 20, 1924 at Rhodell she was the daughter of the late George Blankenship and Victoria Graham Blankenship Hensley.

Mrs. Lusk was a homemaker and attended Sweet Home Baptist Church in Princeton.  She enjoyed canning, crocheting and quilting. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Roy Kermit Lusk in 2011; one son, Otis Rehm Sr.; one daughter, Sharon Snuffer; three sisters, Gracie, Letha and Etta; five brothers, Fred, Carl, Willard, Herbert and George and one grandson.

Survivors include one daughter, Kyla Pacitto of South Daytona, Fla.; one step-son, Roy T. Lusk and wife Pat of Conway, S.C.; one step-daughter, Linda Faye Mullens and husband Randall of Beckley; daughter-in-law, Melody Rehm of Kegley; two sisters-in-law, Willa Mae Blankenship Haynes of Lashmeet and Juanita Blankenship Culler of Princeton; grandchildren, Bob, Roby, Vickey, Fred, Gracie, Desi and Otis Jr.; step-grandchildren, great grandchildren, step-great grandchildren and step-great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton, with Pastors Thurmond Belcher and Kevin Belcher officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may visit from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


William R. Straub Sr.

William R. Straub Sr., 86, of Beckley,  passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion.

Blue Ridge Funeral Home is serving the Straub Family.


Dennis Franklin  Taylor

Dennis Franklin Taylor, 79, of Prosperity, passed away May 3, 2013.

Arrangements are pending. Blue Ridge Funeral Home is serving the Taylor family.

Text Only