The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 16, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012


Joyce Hamrick-Smith

Joyce Hamrick-Smith, 71, of Beckley, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.

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

Barbara Hurtte

Mrs. Barbara Hurtte, 79, of Beckley, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Beckley Presbyterian Church, 203 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, with Pastor John Kinnon officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Jackie Justice

Jackie Justice, 66, of Crab Orchard, passed away October 13, 2012, in Raleigh General Hospital, following a long illness.

Born April 23, 1946, in Jolo, he was the son of the late Cecil and Erma Sizemore Justice.

Jackie was a disabled coal miner, an avid fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers and the New York Yankees, but his joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren; Jackie was also a member of the Grace and Truth Ministries of Coal City.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Charles “Rock” Justice and David “Deon” Justice; one sister Lula Gay Justice.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 46 years, Vickie Gail Shumate Justice of Crab Orchard; three sons, Bo Justice and companion Sharee Ballard of Pax, Douglas and his wife Cindy Justice of Beckley, Timmy and his wife Kelley Justice of Danese; one daughter, Angie and her husband Danny Painter of Pax; nine grandchildren, Jake Justice, Seth Justice, Dustin Justice, Tyler Painter, Brianna Justice, Whittney and Brittney Justice, Carly Jo Justice, Cassidy Justice; one great-grandchild, Kayleigh Leann Justice, and her mother Courtney Drennen; two brothers Terry Justice of Crab Orchard and Gerald Justice of Princewick; two sisters, Denna and her husband Robert Blythe of Crab Orchard, Janet and her husband Gary Blankenship of Beckley; special friends, Johnny McGraw, Diane Cawley, and Grass Spencer. He will be missed by many very dearly loved friends and family.

A service celebrating Jackie’s life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2012, in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

James Crouch, Mark Nelson, Seth Justice, Jake Justice, Dustin Justice, and Tyler Painter will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

An online guest registry and other information can be found by visiting

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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