The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 15, 2012

Obituaries — Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012


Flora Dillon Alexander

FORT GAY — Flora Dillon Alexander, 78, of Ft. Gay, formerly of Sycamore, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary Inc., Beckley.

Jane Ann Beard

Jane Ann Beard — Beloved mother, daughter, sister, and friend — departed this earth Thursday, September 13, 2012.

Jane Ann is survived by daughter Mallory, parents, James and Retha Beard, brother Patrick Sheehan (Debra), sister Kerry Hall (Michael), niece Rylee Sheehan, and longtime best friend, Nancy Stacey.

Jane Ann graduated from Mullens High School in 1972 and went on to attend Marshall University where she received a degree in Marketing. But it was her passion for helping others that led her to receive her Master’s in Guidance & Counseling. Throughout her career with the Raleigh County school system Jane Ann’s ever present smile and tireless spirit touched the lives of student and staff alike.

She was an active member of the Beckley Presbyterian Church and the Marshall University Alumni. And with all the numerous committees and events Jane Ann participated in, her greatest love and devotion was to her family; and her greatest joy was in being a mother to her cherished daughter, Mallory.

Jane Ann was always willing to lend a hand, an ear, and a shoulder to lean on. Her presence lit up every room and she was quick with a smile and a funny story.

Jane Ann is also survived by cousins, extended family, high school and college friends, and co-workers too numerous to list as she was loved by many.

Jane Ann will be forever remembered by all who knew her for her great heart and her kind, loving nature.

Services will be held at the Beckley Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 16, 2012, at 3 p.m. A reception will be held at the church immediately following.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.

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