The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 11, 2012

Obituaries — Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

Johnny Aliff

OCEANA — Johnny Aliff, 86, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Oceana Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. Jackie Grimmett will be officiating. Interment will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, October 12 at the church.

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Aliff family.

Etta Lou Richmond Bennett

Etta Lou Bennett nee Richmond passed away on October 9th, 2012.

Etta grew up near Hinton, W.Va., on Freezeland Mountain, daughter of the late Owen McKinley and Sarah Belle Richmond.

She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Betty Sue Lowry and her sisters, Maxine Richmond and Virginia Bowman and her brother James McKinley Richmond.

She is survived by her sister Rachel Rucker and brother in law Edgar Rucker of Grandview, her daughter Amy Burger and son in law Michael Burger of N.C. and son Edward Scott Feltz and daughter-in-law Victoria Feltz of N.J. She is also survived by her grandchildren Matthew, Emily, Autumn, Noah and Sydney and many loving nieces and nephews.

Etta lived for many years in New Jersey before returning home to West Virginia.

She was a devoted mother and homemaker. Etta resided at Manor House in Beckley for several years where she had many friends. She was given special care these last few years by her sister Rachel, niece Ginny Meadows and nephew Charles Lowry. A special thanks to Etta’s devoted caregiver Nancy Pugh.

There will be no services as per Etta’s wishes.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Kay Ann Brown

Kay Ann Brown, 69 of Sandlick, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

A celebration of Kay’s life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 14, 2012, at the Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel with  the Rev. Bruce Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral chapel.

This obituary, private online condolences, and other information available at

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home-Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road in Shady Spring.

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