The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 19, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

By Tina Alvey
Register-Herald Reporter

LEWISBURG — Ethylene Hardy Bingham

Ethylene Hardy Bingham, 95, of the Woodcrest Addition, Beckley, formerly of Filbert, died Friday, Oct. 18. 2013.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Melton Mortuary Chapel, 1200 Harper Road, Beckley. The family will be receiving friends from 10 a.m. until the service hour. Committal services will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery at Bluewell.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.


Jeremy Wayne Gilles

CRAIGSVILLE — Jeremy Wayne Gilles, 23, of Craigsville, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the White Funeral Home at Craigsville with Pastor Brian McKinney officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. View Memorial Park at Richwood. Friends may call two hours prior to the services Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at


Harold Eugene ‘Gene’ Gilliam

RICHWOOD — Harold Eugene “Gene” Gilliam, 84, of Richwood, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.

Per his request, Gene’s body was cremated. A private service will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.


Jody Kemper Jarrell

Jody Kemper Jarrell, 72, of Stickney, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston, WV.

He was born December 28, 1940, at Edwight, WV, a son of the late Earl and Norma Clay Jarrell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sally Webb, and a brother, Ricky Jarrell.

He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Jarrell of Virginia; other survivors include Annette Blair of Sissonville, Jerry Jarrell (Mary) of Stickney, Curtis Jarrell of Fairdale, Brenda Spencer (Bill) of Stickney, Gary Jarrell (JoAnn) of Seng Creek, Ralph Jarrell (Glenna) of Stickney, Charlotte Jarrell of Beckley, Teddy Jarrell of Beckley, Teresa Vipperman of Beckley; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, October 21, 2013, at one o’clock in the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, WV, with the Rev. David Cook and Pastor Jerry Brown officiating. Interment is in Webb Family Cemetery, Naoma, WV.

Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home.


Frank Lucas

CORNSTALK — Frank Lucas, 77, of Cornstalk, formerly of Madams Creek, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.


Earnestine ‘Tine’ Norman

HANSFORD — Earnestine “Tine” Norman, 67, of Hansford, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.   

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the First Missionary Baptist Church of Hansford, 1218 Kanawha St., Hansford, with the Rev. Keith Walker officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.


Phillip Allen ‘Johnny’ Persinger

RICHWOOD — Phillip Allen “Johnny” Persinger, 52, of Richwood, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

Memorial service will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.


Desota Sharp

SINKS GROVE — Desota Sharp, 76, of Sinks Grove, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.

Graveside rites will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Sharp Family Cemetery at Sinks Grove with the Rev. Jimmy Rogers, the Rev. Clayton Ripley and the Rev. Roy Barber officiating. Friends may call from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the cemetery.

The family requests that memorial donations be sent to the American Kidney Foundation, 11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.