The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 31, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, March 31, 2013


Forrest Lee Adkins

HINTON — Forrest Lee Adkins, 78, of 408 Hill St., Hinton, died Friday, March 29, 2013, in Beckley following a short illness.

Born February 22, 1935, in Hinton, he was the son of the late John Samuel and Elva Gladys Lilly Adkins.

Mr. Adkins was retired from the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources where he was a District Sanitarian. He was a member of the West Virginia Public Health Association and the West Virginia Association of Sanitarians. He was a lifelong resident of Hinton.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Rae Berry, and also by a niece, Debbie Hunter.

Survivors include a brother, Bill Adkins and wife Gloria of Hinton, three sisters, Virginia Harvey of Columbus, OH, Rose Marie Hubbard and husband Cecil of Lanman, MD, and Kara Sue Slusher and husband James of Dunkirk, MD. Special nephew, Jeffrey Slusher. Close and special friend, Tina Crook of Beckley.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Burial Park in Hinton. Friends may call from 12 p.m. until time of services on Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences and guest at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.

Sandra Marie Brown

CRAIGSVILLE — Sandra Marie Brown, 55, of Craigsville, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the White Funeral Home at Craigsville with Pastor David Sommerville officiating. Interment will follow in the WV Memorial Gardens at Calvin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.whitefuneralhomewv. com.

Derek J. Cohenour

HOMETOWN — Derek J. Cohenour, 32, of Hometown, formerly of Smoot, WV, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at C.A.M.C. Memorial following a short illness.

He was a graduate of Concord University with a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics. He was employed by the West Virginia Medical Institute as an Information Technology Specialist. Derek attended the Poca United Methodist Church.

Born December 10, 1980, he was the son of the late James E. and Carrell L. Cohenour.

He is survived by his loving wife, Violet Garrison Cohenour; his precious daughters, Lilly Virginia and Lila Grace Cohenour; brother, Darren (Mitzi) Cohenour of Smoot; as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial donations be made to the “Power of Many Campaign” for the David Lee Cancer Center, Charleston. Visit for details and to donate.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Poca United Methodist Church, Poca, with Pastor Audria Botkin officiating. Burial will follow in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.

Online condolences may be sent to the Cohenour family and the online guestbook signed by visiting

Raynes Funeral Home, 303 Ash Circle, Eleanor, is in charge of arrangements.

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