The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 20, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Sept. 20, 2013


Tom Small Sr.

Tom Small, Sr., 70 years old, of Prosperity, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

He was born December 20, 1942, the son of Flossie Boswell and Tommy Small.

Those that are blessed to carry on his love and memory are the wonderful mother of his five children, Peggy Small; his son, Tommy and wife, Beth, with their two children, Tyler and Emily; his daughters, Debbie Alexander and husband, Calvin, along with their daughter, Faith, Teresa Stewart, and her two sons, Brad and Justin and wife, Terri, Kim Morris and husband, Scott, and her son, Thomas Danley and wife, Michelle, Susan Miller and husband, Shannon, and their two sons, Brett and Cohen; also his great-grandchildren, Sawyer, Ryleigh, Braxton, and Blake.

His love of music inspired him to write and record two gospel records. He enjoyed the years he spent in the boxing business with his son, Tommy, and many others. He was always a very involved Dad and Paw Paw. Spending time with his close family was one of his greatest joys.

Services to celebrate the life of Tom Small Sr. will be held at 12 noon Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, with Pastor Donnie Kelly officiating. Following the services he will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley.

Grandsons and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley, WV.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is honored to be serving the Small family.

Jonathan Edward White Jr.

Jonathan Edward White Jr. was called home Saturday, September 14, 2013, following a sudden illness.

He was born March 8, 1969, in Frankfurt, West Germany, and was preceded in the passing of his beloved mother Delores Ann White, grandparents Jack and Betty Bolen and Hansel and Sophie White. 

Jon was a loving husband to his high school sweetheart Rachel for 26 years and was a devoted father to his daughter Ashley. Being one who dearly loved the outdoors, he was an avid hunter, enjoyed 4-wheeling with his friends and found his passion as a master Window Tinter. With pride, Jon served in the U.S. Army.

Those left behind to cherish and carry on his memory are his loving wife Rachel Faye White, a loving daughter Ashley Ann White, his father Jonathan Edward White Sr., a brother Joseph Heath White and numerous family and friends. Jon will be forever loved by all and sadly missed.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Danny Ray Bowman officiating.  Friends and family may visit with the immediate family at exactly 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Private online condolences may be sent to the family via our guestbook at

Floral tributes can be sent to Rose and Quesenberry or donations can be sent to Rachel White, PO Box 475, Midway, WV 25878.

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

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