The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 2, 2014

Obituaries — Sunday, March 2, 2013


Michael G Kidd

Michael G Kidd passed away peacefully on February 25, 2014. He was surrounded by family and friends. He lived in Mt. Hope, W.Va., until he graduated from high school and joined the Army.

He is survived by his wife, Roxann Kidd; daughter, Morgan Hefner; stepchildren, Michael Geiss Jr. and Katelyn Lockard; his four-legged daughter Molly; stepmother, Katy Blankenship; brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Cathy Blankenship; brother, Mitchel Blankenship; sister, Dorothea; 1 nephew and 2 nieces: Joe, Jereka, and Mickaela; his extended family: Steve Johnson, Helenanne and Gary Morris, Michael “Tag” Taggart, Michael “Bubba” Moore, John, Johnny, and Cheyanne Worth, Ashley Haavistola, and Kelly Culpepper.

A memorial service will be held at a later time.

To send an online condolence visit

Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 302-731-5459.

Ronald Ernest King

OAK HILL — Ronald Ernest King, 57, of Oak Hill, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House.

Ronald was born on November 23, 1956, to Beverly Jean King Garrett. He attended Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle.

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Robert Manning, and Aunt Betty King.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, April King; sister, Linda Manning; brothers, Carl Garrett and Johnny King; and nephew, Zachary King.

Service will be Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 1 p.m. at High Lawn Funeral Chapel.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, March 3rd, at High Lawn Funeral Chapel.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Josephine Lilly

MAPLE FORK ROAD — Josephine Lilly, 78, of Maple Fork Road went home to be with her Lord, on Friday, February 28, 2014, in Ruby Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

Born May 5, 1935, in her parents’ home at Jumping Branch, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Hazel Lilly.

Josephine was a member of the Maple Fork Baptist Church, owned and operated Lilly’s Upholstery for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Harry E. Lilly, great-grandson Carter Michael Pack, a sister Melba Prince, and 3 brothers James Lilly, Gene Lilly, and David Lilly, and a daughter-in-Law Susie Lilly.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children Burke Worrell and her husband Ray of Sand Branch, Joyce Whitt and her Husband Willie of Mt. Tabor, Kathy Pack of Maple Fork, Harry E. Lilly Jr. and his wife Mary of Mt. Airy, NC, and Jo Ann Plumley and her husband Junior of Maple Fork; 12 grandchildren Ray, Amanda, Becky, Paula, Willie, Eric, Daniel, Lydon, Jeremy, Tiffany, Jessica, and CJ; 19 great-grandchildren Alden, Madisyn, Caleb, Zack, Abby, Hailey, Isaiah, Cameron, Riley, Peyton, Easton, Ethan, Gunner, Warren, Gavin, Greyson, Gracie, Mason, and waiting on a new addition Baby Stahl; 2 brothers Robert Earl Lilly of Beckley, and Charles Lilly and his wife Jenny of Pebbles, Ohio. 2 sisters Brenda Rood and her husband Ron of Shady Spring and Hazel Stanley and her husband Tim of Fairdale, and her brother-in-law Robert E. Lilly and his wife Vickie of Orlando, FL, and sister-in-law Betty Lilly of Mt. Hope.

Services celebrating Josephine’s life will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 1 p.m. at her church, Maple Fork Baptist, with her Pastor Jim Bowyer officiating. Following the service she will be laid to rest next to her husband in Blue Ridge  Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ray Worrell, Willie Whitt, Eric Pack, Daniel Pack, Lydon Lilly, Jeremy Lilly, and C.J. Plumley. Flower Girls will be Becky Kiblinger, Paula Stahl, Amanda Chornsbay, Tiffany Maynor, and Jessica Lilly.

Friends may gather with the family Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the church.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting

Arrangements are in the care of Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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