The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 31, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

Robert Baker

GENEVA, Ohio — Robert Baker, 80, of Geneva, Ohio, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery NE in Argillite, Ky., with Pastor Keith Crum officiating.

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Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of his funeral services.

Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones, 74, of Shady Spring, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel,  729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Mildred ‘Dodo’ Lacy

Mildred “Dodo” Lacy, 88, of Midway, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.

Arrangements are pending completion with Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.

William Carol ‘Gabby’ Lane

William Carol “Gabby” Lane, 76, of Beckley passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.

Arrangements are pending. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Louise Lester

Mrs. Louise Lester, 59, of Harper, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.

Service will be at noon Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Heart of God Ministries. Friends may call at 11 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Raymond W. Parker

ALDERSON — Raymond W. Parker, 68, of Alderson, passed away at his home on Friday, December 28, 2012, following a long illness.

Born July 13, 1944, in Dawson, he was a son of the late Oakie Walter and Emma Mae Bennett Parker.

Raymond was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked as a small engine mechanic at Greenbrier Nurseries, was maintenance manager at Veronica Apartments in White Sulphur Springs and was a farmer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Oliver Bennett.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Marie Cooper Parker; three daughters, Brenda Clay, Aleasa Parker and Helen Parker, all of Dawson; a sister, Margaret Hamrick of Meadow Bridge; a brother, Campbell Bennett of Lewisburg; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with Pastor Audie Sorg officiating. Burial will follow in the Maude Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Dawson.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at the funeral home chapel.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

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