The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 12, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, May 12, 2013


Cornelius Carson Hicks Jr.

MOUNT HOPE — Cornelius Carson Hicks Jr., 77, of Mt. Hope died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV, following a short illness. He was the son of the late Cornelius, Sr., and Bessie Vass Hicks. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Emily Mae Milam Hicks, daughter Virginia Hicks and grandson James C. Bell. He was a retired coal miner.

Survivors include two sons, Terry Wayne Hicks and wife Dolly of Oak Hill and Glennis Carson Hicks of Mt. Hope; daughter Laura Bell and companion Danny Green of Kilsyth. Four grandchildren, Emilee, Jessica, John Wayne and Seth. And three great-grandchildren, Jewelian, Kolten and Addison.

Services will be Monday, May 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home, Mt. Hope, WV, with Pastor Gunnoe officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, WV. Friends may call Monday from 1 p.m. til service time at the funeral home.

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Tyree Funeral Home, Mt. Hope, WV, is in charge of arrangements.

Rebecca Sue ‘Becky’ Lusk

RICHWOOD — Rebecca Sue “Becky” Lusk, 53, died May 9, 2013.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 13, in Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Bonnie Keener officiating. Interment will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, May 13, in the funeral home.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Kristie Dawn Cudd Mahan

Mrs. Kristie Dawn Cudd Mahan, age 40, of Sophia, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Mrs. Mahan was born March 11, 1973, in Catawba County, NC, to Vernon J. Cudd and Betty Jean Byrd Cudd. She attended Bolt Church of God.

In addition to her father she was preceded in death by grandparents Hazel and Preston Byrd and Guydana Walker.

Survivors include: her husband, Glenn Mahan of the home; special pets, Bullet and Pickles; mother, Betty Jean Cudd of Elkin; grandfather, E.S. Walker of Lavonia, GA, brother, Dr. Keith Cudd and wife Jennifer of Jefferson, Ga., sister, Kelly Thompson and husband Jimmy of Elkin; nieces Nicole Tait and Cameron Cudd and nephews Stephen Johnson and Shane Johnson.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 12 p.m. at Elkin Funeral Service Chapel with Dr. Keith Cudd officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elkin Funeral Service.

The family would like to thank the nurses of Raleigh General Hospital CCU and aunts, Joyce Bell, Janet Harold, and Brenda Milan for their care.

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Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.

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