The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 20, 2012

Obituaries — Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012



Randolph Thomas Epperly Sr.

OAK HILL — Randolph Thomas Epperly Sr., 87, of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

Condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneral

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.


Betty Price Gavin

Mrs. Betty Price Gavin, 80, of Beckley, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.


Helen Hager

DINGESS — Helen Hager, age 68, of Dingess, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

Service will be noon Saturday at the Dingess Church of God, with the Rev. Daryl Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Hager Home Place Cemetery, Dingess.

Friends may call 5 p.m. Friday at the church.

Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home in Logan.


Jonathan Hornsby

Jonathan Hornsby, age 30, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at his residence.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley.


William ‘Bill’  ‘Driveshaft’ Johnson

DANESE — William ‘Bill’ "Driveshaft" Johnson, 55, of Stanaford Road, Danese, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 16, 2012, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, in Beckley, W.Va., after fighting a long battle with heart and lung disease.

Born August 4, 1957, at Beckley, he was the son of the late Clayton M. and Opal I. Buchanan Johnson.

Bill was a plant operator and an electrician who worked for Kingston Resources at Mossy, W.Va. 

 Survivors include his wife, Tammy Sue Keen Johnson of Danese; one son, William Jerry Johnson of Danese; one sister, Narcia Bragg of Layland, W.Va.; one brother, Willard Johnson of Richmond, Va.

Services will be at 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel of Rainelle, with the Rev. Ron Wood officiating. Burial will follow at Layland Cemetery, Layland.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service (1 to 3 p.m.) at the funeral home. His co-workers will serve as pallbearers.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.

Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

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