The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 9, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Tollison Lusk Jr.

HERNDON — Tollison Lusk Jr., 85, passed away on Monday, April, 8, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are incomplete at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Eileen Mann

Eileen Mann, age 88, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Raleigh Center in Daniels.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

David Owens Monroe Sr.

NEW HAVEN — David Owens Monroe Sr., 89, of New Haven, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013.

Graveside service with military honors will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Steven Craig Ryder

VERNER — Steven Craig Ryder, 48, died Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the Verner Community Church, Verner, Burial will follow in the Browning Cemetery, Verner.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

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Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Shelia Imogene Sawyers

Shelia Imogene Sawyers, 73, of Stanaford, passed away Sunday, April 7th, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House of Southern, WV, of cancer.

  Born November 10th, 1939, at Backus Mountain. Sheila was the daughter of the late John H. and Myrtle M. Sawyers.

She graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1957 and was employed by Beckley Manufacturing from 1964 until 1977 and K-Mart from the mid eighties until 2005.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister-in-law Erma Sawyers and a brother-in-law David “Corky” Harris and one niece Terri Harris Lilly.

Those left to mourn her passing are her brother, Gary Sawyers and companion Carolyn Sue Miller; their family, Stephen and Chris Sawyers, Carl Randall Sawyers and Darlean Sawyers; grandkids, Carl Randall II, Patrick, Jonathan, Jordan and Charlie; her sister, Lila Harris and her family, Debra and Robert Lilly, Barbara and Ricky Green, David and Annette Harris and John Harris; grandkids, Ann-Marie and Patrick McGinnis, Delila Farmer, Robert and Lora Lilly, Sabrina and Nathan Carter and Matthew Green; great-grandkids, Blaine Matherly, Terri and Shaye McGinnis, David Farmer and Robbie and Zach Lilly.

Shelia had been a resident of Stanaford since 1965 and was of the Baptist faith. She loved to read, knit and crochet and watch her soap operas on TV and grew many beautiful flowers all summer long.

The family wishes to thank Raleigh General Hospital, Appalachian Hospital, Ruby Memorial Hospital, Pine Lodge Nursing Home and a special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff of Bowers Hospice House for their loving care of Sheila and the kindness they showed the rest of us. We would also like to thank the friends and neighbors who visited her and brought flowers, candy and fruits and did chores around the house to help her.

Services will be held at 2 p.m.  Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

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