The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 8, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Margaret Akers

Margaret Akers, 58, of Coal City, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, with the Rev. Roger Tolliver. Interment will follow at Jonben Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available at

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

James Ball

RICHWOOD — James Ball, 81, of Richwood, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with the Rev. Carl Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow in the West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Friends may call 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Frank Belcher Jr.

Frank Belcher Jr., age 74, of Eccles, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

Born on April 8, 1938, at Stephenson, he was the son of the late Frank Belcher Sr. and Juanita Grace Harmon Belcher.

Mr. Belcher was a retired coal miner, and a member of the UMWA. He was a resident of Eccles for the past 38 years, and enjoyed working on cars.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Belcher, by brothers, Jerry, Jessie, and Raymond Belcher, and by a sister, Freda Haymire.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife of nearly 42 years, Paula Gillespie Belcher; two children, Telietha Smith and her husband Roger of Beckley, and Paula Pelfrey and her husband Trevor of Beckley. Brothers: Keith Belcher and his wife Nadine of Odd, and Johnny Belcher of Texas. Sisters: Patricia Lozoyo of Beckley, and Doris Acord and her husband Denver of Glen White. Three grandchildren: Brandon Smith, Brianna Pelfrey, and William Yale; three great-grandchildren, Milaya McDowell, Kelani McDowell, and Bentley McDowell, all of Beckley; and special friends, Mike Green and Nellie Barker.

Committal services will be conducted at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Duane Pease and Rev. Snowden Collins officiating. Burial will follow at the cemetery.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services at the mausoleum.

Family 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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