The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 19, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

Donnie L. Austin

FAYETTEVILLE — Donnie Lynn Austin, 59, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

William Talmage Cox

CLAYTON, Del. — William Talmage Cox of Clayton, passed away at Seaford Center in Seaford, Del., on Monday, August 20, 2012.

A viewing was held on Friday, August 24, 2012, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, Del. Funeral services began at 11 a.m. Burial followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Smyrna.

Condolence letters may be sent by visiting www.fariesfuneralhome. com

Bobbie Jo Pierson Drennen

FAYETTEVILLE — Bobbie Jo Pierson Drennen, 45, of Fayetteville, died on Sunday, September 16, 2012.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2012, at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Arnold Nicholas officiating. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Imogene Gwinn

MEADOW BRIDGE — Imogene Gwinn of Meadow Bridge, went to her heavenly home on Monday, September 17th, 2012, following a long illness.

Mrs. Gwinn was born on February 25  1927, at Meadow Creek. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Rufina Smith.

She was a longtime member of Lane United Methodist Church and was an active member of her community.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers; Clyde, Theo, Roy and Forrest and two sisters, Margaret and Anna Mae.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jack V. Gwinn; daughter, Judy Thomas and husband Dave of Linden, Va.; son, Michael S. Gwinn and wife Sherry of Beckley; grandchildren, Michael S. Gwinn II of Whitesville, W.Va., and Lana M. Gwinn of Ghent, W.Va.; two beautiful great grandchildren, Maura Brooke Flowers and Jenna Marie Flowers of Ghent; sister, Mary Ellen Richmond of Grandview, W.Va., and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2012, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Pastor Roger L. Booth officiating. Entombment will follow at Wallace Memorial Mausoleum at Clintonville.

Friends may call one hour prior (1 to 2 p.m.) to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to: Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 or the Lane United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

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