The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 20, 2012

Obituaries — Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012



Kandy Lynn Poage

RICHWOOD — Kandy Lynn Poage, 38, of Richwood, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

Service will be 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor John Reed officiating. Friends may call 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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


Jacqueline ‘Pumpkin’ Bradshaw Reed

Mrs. Jacqueline (Pumpkin) Bradshaw Reed, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 14, 2012, following a short illness.

Born in 1939, Jacqueline was the daughter of the late Willis (Slim) Thompson and Elizabeth (Skinny) Bradshaw Fox.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Hront Reed of Garland, Texas; a daughter, Rene Reed (Artie) Thomas and three grandchildren, Darius, Jordan, and Andrew Thomas, all of Richardson, Texas; a sister, Elizabeth (Sporty) Fox Williams of Garland, Texas; a brother, John Fox of Beckley; two uncles, Virgil Bradshaw of Beckley, and Sylvester Bradshaw of Chicago, Ill.; an aunt, Thelma Cosby of Beckley, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The wake will be held 6 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 at New Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, 1413 Dairy Road, Garland, TX 75040. The Homegoing service will be held at the same church on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11 a.m.

The family can be contacted at 1415 Dairy Road, Garland, TX 75040 or 972-271-3396.

Heavenly Gate Funeral Services, 702 Gatewood Drive, Garland, TX 75043;; 972-240-2121, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Ludwig Stone

Helen Ludwig Stone, age 94, of The Villages At Greystone, in Beaver, W.Va., died quietly early Saturday morning, December 15, 2012, in the comfort of her own room at Greystone Inn.

Born August  7, 1918 in Mooresville of Iredell County, North Carolina, Helen Ludwig Stone, was the daughter of the late George G. and Florence Gibbs Ludwig.

Preceded in death by both of her brothers, SF and George Ludwig Jr. and her sister Sarah Ludwig Stone, Helen was the last member of her generation. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Alexander D. Debnam…as well as by both of her husbands, Robert O. Debnam in 1962 and Ashton K. Stone in 2004.

Always a devoted mother, grandmother and great  grandmother…Helen joyfully welcomed each new  addition to the family with all of her love. As a life long Presbyterian…she always enjoyed worshipping her Lord,…most recently as a member of Beckley Presbyterian Church … and as the mother of the ‘preacher’ of the Bramwell Presbyterian Church. An avid bridge player all of her adult life, she and her son looked forward each Monday to playing duplicate bridge at the Beckley Woman’s Club.

Survivors include her son, Robert W. “Robin” Debnam and  wife Peggy of Beckley; her granddaughter Carmi Debnam Farrell and husband Rob of Ft. Mill S.C.; her step son, Pete Stone; her step granddaughter, Melissa Gainey Goodwin of Scotland County, N.C.; her step grandsons, Brad Gainey and wife Kira of Baltimore Md., and Carlton Gainey of Raleigh, N.C. and Marty Stone of Colorado, as well as her seven great grandchildren.

The Memorial: A Service Of Witness to the Resurrection will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Beckley Presbyterian Church, with the Reverend Mr. John McKinnon officiating. Visitation with the family will be at the church during the hour prior to worship. There will be no burial as Helen donated her body to the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to: Beckley Presbyterian Church,  203 S. Kanawha St., Beckley WV 25801 or Hospice of Southern WV PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25801

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary. com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.

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