The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 2, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

Lettie Chafin Brescoach

WHITMAN — Lettie Chafin Brescoach, age 79, of Whitman, departed this life on January 1, 2013, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of her services.

James William ‘Jimmy’ Furrow

PEMBERTON — James William Furrow, age 55 of Pemberton, passed away on Saturday,  December 29, 2012, at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born on July 12, 1957, in Welch, W.Va., he was the son of Velma Ruth Barnes Furrow Douglas of Pemberton and the late Jesse Louis Furrow Jr.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jackie Edward Furrow and Robert Lee Douglas. He was also preceded in death by his step father Roy J. Douglas, whom he loved dearly.  

Jimmy was a former coal miner, and was a retired fireman for the City of Sophia Fire Department, the Coal City Volunteer Fire Department, and helped  begin the Handley Fire Department.  He served for a brief period on the Army National Guard.

His survivors include his wife of 17 years, Sandra Cole Furrow, his mother, Velma Ruth Furrow Douglas of Pemberton, three sisters, Linda Acord and her husband Dallas of Bolt,  Judy Pennington and her husband Bill of Caycee, SC, and Pat Piercy and her husband Roberk of Beckley. Two step brothers, Roy Douglas of Maple Fork, and Danny Douglas of Stanfield, NC. A step sister, Polly Middleton of Monroe, Michigan. Many nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews also survive.

Jimmy loved his family and he had a great passion as a firefighter and as a first responder due to his deep care and concern for others. Jimmy attended the Church of God at Coal City.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley, on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 1 p.m., with Bishop Clarence Lee officiating.   Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time on Friday.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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