The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 31, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, March 31, 2013


Monna Jeanette Thomas Fulton

The Lord is my shepherd. I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

Monna Jeanette Thomas Fulton, 54, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at GVMC, after being transported from White Sulphur Care Center Wednesday morning.

She was the daughter of Robert E. Lee Thomas and Shelba Jean Hughart Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Karl Fulton, in 2003.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rainelle.

She was a very loving mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. She enjoyed helping other residents of the nursing home and was involved in several activities there. She was looking forward to the birth of her first great-granddaughter. She passed the day before the baby was born.

Those left to cherish precious memories, besides her parents, are two daughters, Christina Ann Sline-Poore and husband Charles Poore of Alderson, Misty Dawn Fulton of Lewisburg; one son, Emanuel Garett “Gary” Sline, Jr., of Alta; four grandchildren, Shelbi Marie Withrow and Austin Daniel Garett Withrow of Alderson, Mia Faith Sline and Thomas Garett Sline of Rupert; one great-granddaughter, Rylee Marie Jeanette Bryant-Withrow; sisters Theresa Lee Thomas, address unpublished, Katherine Dawn Wallace and husband Rodney of Princeton, WV; one brother, Jeffery Dwayne Thomas of Charleston; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Wallace and Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with Pastor Bob Scharnhorst officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service (1 to 2 p.m.). Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Arrangements entrusted to Wallace and Wallace of Rainelle.

Ruth Lilly Garten

HINTON — Ruth Lilly Garten, 90, of 701 Temple St., Hinton, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tennessee.

Born February 3, 1923, at Pipestem, she was the daughter of the late Cecil M. and Elizabeth Pettrey Lilly.

Mrs. Garten was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Hinton.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Walter Garten. Also by three infant children, three sons, Ronnie, Eddie and Jimmie Garten, two grandsons, Tony Garten and Gary Nelson Richmond, two brothers and two sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory are five daughters, Lorenda Richmond of Hinton, Drema and husband Joey Burner of Hopewell, VA, Elizabeth Long and husband Ted of Morristown, TN, Sarah Hamm and husband Junior of Glade Spring, VA, and Betty Canterbury and husband Elvis of Ballengee, WV. Two sons, Charles Garten of Beckley and Keith Garten of Hinton. Thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, one brother, Rassie Lilly and wife Florence of Princeton, special daughter-in-law, Carol Garten of South Carolina. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Pete Cook and W.D. Hamm, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in Rocky Mount Cemetery at Pipestem. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences and guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.

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