The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 30, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Billie Woodrow ‘Shaw’ Keeney Jr.

CYCLONE — Billie Woodrow “Shaw” Keeney Jr., 68, of Cyclone, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Eloise Kidd

Ms. Eloise Kidd, 73, of Beckley, died Thursday, July 23, 2013, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital after a short illness.

Born January 13, 1940, in Stotesbury, she was the daughter of the late Gertrude V. and Theodore Roosevelt Kidd.

She worked in Outpatient Billing at White Plains Hospital in New York and was a member of Welcome Baptist Church, Beckley.

Left to cherish precious memories are her sons, Darrel D. Kidd of White Plains, N.Y., Carl A. Kidd of Port Chester, N.Y., and Donald L. Kidd of Baltimore, Md.; brothers, William Millard Kidd of Vallejo, Calif., and Theodore Norman Kidd of Beckley; sisters, Theresa Y. Brandon, Revella Harbison and Mozella Kidd, all of Beckley, and Gertrude V. Waller of Columbus, Ohio.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Welcome Baptist Church, 206 Eighth St., Beckley, with Bishop David Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Sue Ann Lilly

HINTON — Sue Ann Lilly, 76, of Hinton, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Summers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a long illness.

Born December 2, 1936, in Indianapolis, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Roy Kenneth and Helen Mae Nutter Jordan.

Ms. Lilly was a high school graduate and worked as a secretary for Inland Container of Indianapolis. She was of the Protestant faith.

She is survived by daughters Linda Rothfuss and husband Dan of Pella, IA, Rebecca Sweeney of Sandstone, W.Va., and Peggy Bickel and husband Andy of Fort Worth, Texas, former husband Orley “Pete” Lilly, brother Richard Jordan and wife Julia of Morristown, Tenn., grandchildren Jason Vaughn and wife Michelle, Cory Sweeney and wife Mary, Erin Sundbaum and husband Samuel, and Samantha Bickel, and great-grandchildren Trevor, Wyatt and Sierra Vaughn, Teresa Sweeney, and Videlle Sundbaum.

A graveside service will be held 12 noon on Wednesday, July 31, at the Shockley Hill Church of Christ Cemetery, with Linda Rothfuss and Peggy Bickel officiating. There will be no visitation.

Online condolences and guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

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