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.

For e-mail condolences go to www.honakerfuneralhome.org.

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.

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.



Lowell Thomas Russell

HINTON — Lowell Thomas Russell, 74, of Hinton, fondly known as Jimmy by family and friends, died Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Summers Nursing and Rehab Center following a long illness.

Born December 4, 1938, in Raleigh County, he was the son of the late Catherine Richmond and his stepfather the late Basil Richmond.

Jimmy was an avid fisherman and hunter. He marked many milestones in his life by writing poetry such as “Memories of Freezeland Mt. School” and “Getting My GED.” Lowell was a former resident of Cleveland, Ohio, where he was employed by the Chevrolet Plant and spent time as a long haul trucker.

Preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Ann Russell, and one sister, Sarah Richmond, and his first wife, Ann Russell.

Survived by his wife, Mildred Russell; four sons, Dallas, James, Douglas and Thomas; one daughter, Barbara; six brothers, Ivan, Jerry, Omer, Mannie, Rex and Douglas Richmond; four sisters, Georgia Southern, Janice Meadows, Linda Richardson and Rebecca Richmond; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; former wife Lynn Russell and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Donnie Russell officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery on Freezeland Mountain.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral parlors.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com.



Trina Lynn Trent

MASON COUNTY — Trina Lynn Trent, 41, of Mason County, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.

Funeral will be at noon Monday, Dec. 31, at Greenville Freewill Baptist Church, Hunt, with the Rev. Walter Grimmett and the Rev. James Grimmett officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Friends may gather with the family after 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at the church.

Online at www.mountsfuneralhome.com.

Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.



Willard Wright

Willard Wright, 79, of Beckley passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.

Arrangements are pending completion with Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.