The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 10, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013


Elsie McDowell

Elsie Jane Fortner McDowell, 78, of Mabscott, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

Junior Hill Thomas

CALVIN — Junior Hill Thomas, 68, of Calvin, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville with the Rev. Mike Malcomb officiating. Burial will follow in the WV Memorial Gardens at Calvin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral chapel.


Nancy Treadway

Nancy Treadway of Midway passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home Beckley.

Joyce Shelby Jean Walton

Joyce Shelby Jean Walton, 70, of MacArthur, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013.

Born January 15, 1943, in Amigo, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Emmit Henry and Eleanor Hankins Hutton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Ray Walton, in May 2013.

Shelby was retired from Princess House.

Survivors include a son, Doug Walton and wife Robin of Crab Orchard; daughter, Kathy Mullins and husband Hurley of MacArthur; grandchildren, Tyler, Stephanie, Jonathan and Rachel; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Russell and husband Omes of Whitwell, Tenn., Tip Foley and husband Lonzo of Black Eagle, W.Va., Josephine Coalson of Amigo, W.Va., and a brother, E.H. Hutton and wife Linda of Black Eagle, W.Va.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at the Hollywood Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Wallace officiating.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

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