The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 20, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Sept. 20, 2013


Clara M. Whitt

PINEVILLE — Clara M. Whitt, 76, of Pineville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.

Arrangements are pending at this time. Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Whitt family.

Phyllis Jean Hillman Wickline

LEWISBURG — Phyllis Jean Hillman Wickline, 78, of Lewisburg, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.

Phyllis was the daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Carden A. Hillman and Talma Kinzie Carper Hillman, born Feb. 2, 1935, in Princeton, W.Va.

She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, class of 1952, and of West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va., class of 1956.

A social worker by profession prior to  marriage, Phyllis worked with the West Virginia Children’s Home Society in Charleston and Board of Child Care of the United Methodist Church in Baltimore, Md.

Phyllis leaves behind her loving husband of 50 years, Rev. BillyReed Wickline; daughters, Lisa Michele (Ed) Wildman of Buckhannon, W.Va., and Karen Renee (Tim) Steens of Huntington, W.Va.; sister, Corrina (Hugh) Gackle of Grayslake, Ill., and brother, Norman (Priscilla) Hillman of Litchfield, Conn.

Affectionately known as “Gigi,” Phyllis was a proud and devoted grandmother to her grandchildren: Cardyn Elizabeth Wildman, Graham Mathew Stevens, Alexander Brooks Stevens and Chelsea Stevens (Chad) Hall.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg. A celebration of life will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Old Stone Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Dexter Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Carmel Cemetery, Gap Mills, W.Va.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Ezra Calvin Williams

Calvin Williams, 88, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at the Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a short illness.

Calvin was born November 9, 1924, at Kilsyth, W.Va., a son of the late George A. and Sadie Ollie Williams.

Calvin worked for 39 years mining coal, he was active in all things with the Union, he was financial secretary of Local Union 1123 for over 30 years. He was Secretary of Marfork Burial Fund.

Calvin was founder, member and deacon of The Full Gospel Community Church.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, George, Rexall, Manuel and Jack; four sisters, Donnie, Velva, Alma and Zona; and his son, Calvin Alfred Williams.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 47 years, Kathyrn Jean Stewart Williams; children: Ronnie Gene “Lyndia,” Brenda Lou “Richard,” Raymond Michael “Pam,” Deanna Doris, Randall Eugene and Terry Lee “Pat”; 21 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Service  will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Full Gospel Community Church at Glen Daniel, with Pastor Kenneth Ayers officiating. Singers will be Three Generations.

Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery at Rock Creek.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

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