The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 12, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, April 12, 2013


Johnny A. Wallace

Johnny A. Wallace, 65, of Odd, WV, passed away Wednesday, March 10th, 2013, in a local hospital after a short illness.

He was born at Odd, WV, November 19th, 1947, the son of the late Harry and Lorena Wallace. He was loved so very much by his family and many, many friends. He was a 1965 graduate of Stoco High School. Johnny served in the U.S. Army and also Vietnam. He was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 1380, of Manassas, Virginia, and he also loved going to the Mardi Gras Casino in Cross Lanes with friends and family. Johnny was known to his friends as “The GOV.”

Those left to cherish his memory include three sisters, Shirley Snuffer and husband, Ronald “Junk” Snuffer of Beckley, WV, Norma Thompson and husband Thomas, of Mineral, VA, Linda Davis of Woodbridge, VA; one brother, Anthony “Tony” Wallace and wife Doreen of Manassas, VA; one niece, Regina May and husband Charles; four nephews, Keith Thompson and wife Chris, Kenny Thompson and wife Lori, Greg Davis and wife Kim and Anthony Davis; six great-nieces and one great-nephew; a host of cousins and many friends.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13th, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Donnie Fink officiating. Following the service Johnny will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Larry Keaton, Ken Brogan, James Shrewsbury, Chris Brogan, Russell Thompson, and Pete Brogan.

Friends may gather with the family Saturday from 1:30 till service time at the funeral home.

Donations of sympathy may be made to Ghent Volunteer Fire Department, 2651 Flat Top Road, Ghent, WV 25843.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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

Dorothy Whitehead

Mrs. Dorothy Whitehead, 84, of Beckley, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Mary Marie Withrow

FLAT TOP LAKE — Mary Marie Withrow, 100, of Flat Top Lake, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

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