The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 3, 2014

Obituaries — Monday, March 3, 2014

Betty F. Blankenship

CYCLONE — Betty F. Blankenship, 66, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Evans Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Rollins Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service Wednesday.

Condolences may be shared with the family at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Blankenship family.

Harold Junior Cave

Mr. Harold Junior Cave, 84, of Beckley passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Arrangements entrusted to Durgan Funeral, 1501 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

James Hairston

Mr. James Hairston of Beckley died Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Violet Mae Honaker

MASSILLON, Ohio — Violet Mae Honaker, age 72, went home to be with the Lord on February 28, 2014.

She was born on June 5, 1941, to the late Cecil and Ruby (Phillips) Angell in Hinton, West Virginia.

She married Ronald E. Honaker on February 2, 1959, and they shared 46 years together until his passing in 2005.

Violet was a longtime member of Massillon Baptist Temple serving as a Sunday School Teacher. She enjoyed bowling, golfing and spending quality time with her family. A beautiful lady whose kind heart touched so many lives; an artist who left her mark in so many ways. She was a strong woman, yet quick to comfort those in need. Her sweet smile and compassionate spirit will be missed beyond words. She was always very active, but enjoyed relaxing with a nice cool breeze. Above all else she was a faithful devoted follower of the Lord and has gone home to be with him and her husband.

Violet is survived by her children Ronald (Gay) Honaker, Saundra (Ken) Reed, and Dale (Stephanie) Honaker; her grandchildren Brittany, Samantha, Ashton, Morgan and Alyssa; 4 great-grandchildren; her sisters Fran Angell, Judy Mann and Glenna Shull; her brother Bobby Angell; A host of nieces, nephews and friends; and her beloved dogs Tootsie and Pebbles. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her brother Ronnie Phillips.

A Celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home in Massillon. Pastor Cecil Thayer officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, and 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens.

Donations in Violet’s memory can be made to the Massillon Baptist Temple.

Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home – 330-833-4839.

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