The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 20, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Sept. 20, 2013


Brian Douglas Boyle

HINTON — Brian Douglas Boyle, 68, of Hinton, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Wilmer Lewis Byers

DURBIN — Wilmer Lewis Byers, 82, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale, with the Rev. Tom Roberts and the Rev. Paul Arbogast officiating. Burial with military honors will be at a later date in Stoney Town Cemetery, Stoney Town, Pa. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

Telathia Ann Cochran

Telathia Ann Cochran, daughter of Daniel Ray and Tiffany Dawn Wickline Cochran, was stillborn Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

Graveside rites will be noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Acord Mountain Cemetery, Slab Fork, with the Rev. James Bailey and the Rev. Donven Cochran officiating.

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Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Steven Kent Cooper

SPENCER, Tenn. — Steven Kent Cooper, 58, of Spencer, formerly of Mt. Hope, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Generations of Tennessee Nursing Home.

Steven was born on April 24, 1955, to the late Carl Chester Cooper and Elizabeth F. Feazell Cooper Martin.

In addition to his parents, Steven is preceded in death by brothers, Randy E. Cooper, Carl “Reed” Cooper, and Dana S. Cooper.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Patricia; daughter Christina; son Steven; brothers Gary Cooper and wife Carleen of Twinsburg, Ohio, Michael “Chuck” Cooper and wife Janet of Beckley, Kevin Cooper and wife Maryann of Stowe, Ohio; three nieces, and six nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Stanaford New Beginnings Church at Stanaford, W.Va., on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 1 p.m. with a eulogy by his brother Michael “Chuck” Cooper.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service.

Committal rites will be held at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity, W.Va., following the memorial service.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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