The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 3, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Donald Ray Belcher

Donald Ray Belcher, 60, of Greenville, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va., following a long illness.

He was born at Greenville, W. Va., April 17, 1952, a son of the late Thomas Evan and Alka Vivian Martin Belcher.

Mr. Belcher was a disabled employee of the Celanese Corp. at Narrows, Va., with 30 years service and he was affiliated with the Baptist Faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death a sister, Emma Jean Belcher, and two brothers, Ed Belcher and Mack Belcher. 

Surviving is his wife, Connie Parker Belcher, of Greenville; a daughter, Michele Renee Belcher, of Morgantown; a son, Todd McNeil Belcher, of Sinks Grove; a stepdaughter, Rachael Shannon Cox, of Greenville; twq step-granddaughters, Jennifer Gabrielle Cox, of Narrows, Va. and Hayleigh Michele Cox, of Greenville; two brothers, Bob Belcher of Peterstown and Larry Belcher and wife, Gloria, of Peterstown; mother-in-law, Polly Parker, of Greenville; Brother-in-law, Billy Joe Parker; sister-in-laws Martha Belcher, Karen Nicholson, Lu Parker, Jeanie Ogden, Suzie Oliver and husband, Page and Mickey Parker.  

Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home on Friday, April 5, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. At Don’s request after the visitation he will be cremated.

Groves Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Houchins McKinney Berge

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Mrs. Margaret Houchins McKinney Berge, 87, of Fayetteville, NC, passed away March 8, 2013, at Autumn Care of Fayetteville.

She was born June 28, 1925, in Monroe County, to the late Clinton Houchins and Laura Allen Houchins.

Margaret was a retired elementary school teacher and a former Mathematics Department Supervisor with Miami-Dade County Schools in Miami. She was the co-author of a series of mathematics textbooks which were used by the Miami-Dade County School System.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ray McKinney and Adolph Berge, and a stepdaughter, Carol McKinney Frankum. 

She is survived by sons, Tom McKinney and Kenneth Berge (Lindsey), four daughters, Blanche M. Taylor (Wayne), Joanne B. Naumer (Ron), Sharon Oppelt (David), Mary B. Gross (Val); a brother, Rufus Houchins (Helen); and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  

A memorial service will be held on April 6th at 11 a.m. at Wayside Church in Wayside.  Cecil McKinney will preside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation,, or charity of your choice.

Services are entrusted to Groves Funeral Home in Union.

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