The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

June 2, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, June 2, 2013

James Bandy

Mr. James Bandy, 79, of Beckley, died Saturday, June 1, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Teresa Ann Creasey

Teresa Ann Creasey, 57, of Beckley, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a sudden illness.

Born April 6, 1956, in Logan, W.Va., she was the daughter of Stanley and Virginia Creasey.

She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the medical field.

After graduating from Man High School in Logan, she attended the College of Pittsburgh.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Virginia Creasey.

Survivors include two sons, Tim (Telisa) Creasey and Gary (Chevron Carter) Edwards, both of Beckley; two sisters, Rose LeGrande, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Alvah Hayes, Canton, Ohio; five grandchildren: Kaliyah and Lateja Creasey, and Coriauna, Kyleigh, and Amerie Edwards, all of Beckley; a host of nieces and nephews; and her special friend, Dale Presley of Glen White, W.Va.

Services will be held at 1 o’clock in the afternoon Monday, June 3, 2013, at Faith Temple of Deliverance, 119 Deegans Street, Beckley. Elder Bobby Tunstalle and Elder Virgillious Glenn will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.  

Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity, W.Va.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Durgan Funeral Home, Inc., Beckley.

E-mail condolences may be sent to

Roger Emmett Deck

Roger Emmett Deck, 56, of Sophia, WV, is home with his Lord. His battle with pancreatic cancer is over. Roger passed away Thursday, May 30, at Bowers Hospice House. Born February 18, 1957, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Shirley Dyes and Arveral Deck. He was preceded in death by his father, a grandson and a brother, Jimmy Deck formerly of Sophia.

Roger spent his childhood in Sophia and graduated from Sophia High School in 1975. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, Beckley, and recently rededicated his life to the Lord.

He is survived by a son, Jeremy Deck of Mabscott; his former wife and mother of his son, Mary Hall of Beckley, and his stepmother, Patty Deck of Sophia.

A special thanks to Phyllis and Jack Hylton, Cristal and Dickie Shrader and Mary Walker his cousin for their special care. Also to the hospice nurses for all they did for him.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James Boyd and Dr. Charles Bright officiating. Burial will follow in the Hot Coal Cemetery in Sophia. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to service on Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Deck, Randy and Jeff Hunt, Dickie Shrader, Chuck Adkins, Billy McCreachen and Danny McKinney.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Thurman Taylor Justus

Thurman Taylor Justus, 87, of Crab Orchard, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 31, 2013.

Born December 13, 1925, at Blackey, VA, he was the son of the late Paris and Virgie Stacy Justus. Mr. Justus was a veteran of both the Army and Navy before becoming an insurance salesman. He attended Hilltop Baptist Church in Midway. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Betty Goode Justus; son, Stephen Justus; granddaughter, Amy Lindsey; and a brother, Edd Justus.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Dawn Justus Lindsey of Louisa, VA, Derek Justus and wife Londa of Crab Orchard, Gregory Justus and wife Verilyn of Crab Orchard, Pamela Justus of Shady Spring, Stephanie Justus Bowling and husband James P. of Jumping Branch, Cheryl Justus Webb and husband Rocky of Eccles and David Matthew Justus of Indianapolis, IN; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Curtis Justus of Hepzibah, GA, Geneva Workman, Josephine Workman, Alkie Zandecki, Mary Jane Bradshaw all of Washington state, and Beatrice Blankenship of Columbus, OH.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Pat Haynes officiating. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to service on Tuesday.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Larry Martin

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. — Larry Rodney Martin, 72, of Green Cove Springs, died Monday, May 27, 2013.

Mr. Martin was a native of Terry, W.Va., and a resident of Green Cove Springs for the past 10 years having moved here from Virginia Beach. He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in 1958 and received his degree in Accounting from Morris Harvey College in 1967. Mr. Martin served his country as a veteran of the USMC and retired from the Navy Auditor Services after 30 years. Following his move to Florida, he was employed by Northrop Grumman and retired as an Internal Auditor Accountant after four years of service. While living in West Virginia, he enjoyed fishing and hunting and after his retirement, he has enjoyed golfing and camping. He was a member of the General Roy Geiger Marine Corps League Detachment #1047 Clay County, Fla., for the past five years.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Carol Martin, son, Rodney (Joyce) Martin, daughter Melinda (Floyd) Kirk, sister, Ramona Malcolm, four grandchildren, Bryce and Emma Martin, Kaitlyn and Brittany Kirk, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Beulah Martin, two brothers, John and Clinton Martin, four sisters, Marie Upton, Thelma Tanner, Freda Gurack, and Mae Fuller.

The family will receive friends on Monday evening, June 3rd, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary. Committal services will be Tuesday, June 4th, at 11 a.m. at the Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum with full military honors. Those wishing to attend the committal services are asked to meet at the mortuary by 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to either: General Roy Geiger Marine Corps League Detachment #1047 Clay County, P.O. Box 2533, Middleburg, FL 32068, or Safe Animal Shelter, 2913 County Road 220, Middleburg, FL 32068. 

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Patsy Jean Cline Maynard

Patsy Jean Cline Maynard, 55, of Beckley, formerly of Crouches Farm, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Janet Lynn Mills

On Monday, May 20, 2013, at 8:45 p.m. the love of our lives left this world of pain, sorrow and grief into the arms of Jesus, into Peace, Love, Joy and Family.

Our lives are forever changed. Janet Lynn was born July 14, 1974; God brought this little precious gift to us on October 16, 1974. Jan is the daughter of Ron and Linda Hughes Mills.

Those preceding Jan into eternal life are her grandparents, Jack and Margaret Hughes. Jan loved them so. Elmer and Patty Mills and two brothers, James David and Rodney Allen. Janet Lynn is survived by her Dad and Mom, Ron and Linda, fiancé, Michael, and love of Jan’s life, Parker, and a host of family and friends. Janet Lynn, my June Bird, fought so very hard for 5 years 7 months with a horrible disease, “Pancreatic Cancer.” So many lives have been touched, so many have been helped in this journey that she traveled.

She is and will always be my hero. Words cannot express the strength and determination to push forward and fight and Jan fought so very hard. That beautiful smile is etched in our minds forever.

Jan graduated from Independence in 1992. Jan started working at Glade Springs Resort in 1999 and continued there when Robert Wong came on board as Chef and a close friendship emerged. Jan and Michael moved to Charleston in 2004 and worked with Robert to open Bridge Road Bistro. Jan was manager of Bistro Gourmet Shop in South Hills and Power Alley Grill.

In May 2007 Jan and Michael moved to Morgantown, W.Va.

Jan’s journey began in October 2007 with this dreaded disease. Janet Lynn fought so very hard for so very long. Rest in Peace, my child.

To each and every one that prayed for our daughter — thank you and God Bless.

To Dr. Auber and staff at Ruby Memorial Hospital, thank you for your dedication to Jan and your drive to help her in this journey.

In keeping with Jan’s wishes, she has been cremated.

On Saturday, June 8th, at 2 p.m., we will celebrate the Life of One Amazing Person, Missed and loved by so many, at the Stotesbury Community Church, Stotesbury, W.Va., with Pastor Mark Hatfield. Come visit and share your memories from 12 to 2 p.m.

With heartfelt thanks to Jason Smith and staff at Hastings Funeral Home in Morgantown, for the respect and dignity they showed our Janet Lynn.

Sheila Deloris Patterson

ALDERSON — Sheila Deloris Patterson, 47, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Monday, June 3, at the Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea, with Pastor Ken Gaskins officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Greenbrier Baptist Church Cemetery, Alderson. Friends and family may call from 1 p.m. until time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.

Rev. William deVries Renn Sr.

PRINCETON — The Rev. William deVries Renn Sr., 82, of Glenwood Park, formerly of Gap Mills, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, at the Pine Grove Methodist Church, Gap Mills, with the Rev. Mark Smearman and the Rev. Mark Flynn. Burial will follow in the Carmel Cemetery, Gap Mill. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until funeral time Monday at the church.

Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

Roy William Simmons

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Roy William Simmons, 81, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Wayside, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Wayside United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wayside.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Wayside United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Dreama Mann, RR1 Box 110A, Union, WV 24983.

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Iris Dawn Stover

Iris Dawn Stover, 75, of Glen Daniel, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Robert E. Lee ‘Bob’ Thomas

RAINELLE — Robert E. Lee “Bob” Thomas, 86, of Rainelle, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013.

Arrangements are being conducted by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home of Rainelle.

David Thompson

GLEN FORK — David Thompson, 60, of Glen Fork, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete. Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Thompson family.

Forrest Harold Wooddell

GREEN BANK — Forrest Harold Wooddell, master sergeant, USAF (retired), 84, of Green Bank died Thursday, 30 May 2013.

Graveside service with interment will be at 11 a.m. June 8 at Arbovale Cemetery with David Rittenhouse presiding. Military last rites will be provided.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Green Bank Public Library or WVMR.

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Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of arrangements.