The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Obituaries

October 17, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

James Dillard ‘JD’ Banther Jr.

LYNCO — James Dillard “JD” Banther Jr., 74, of Lynco, went on to a better life on Friday,  October 12, 2012.

He was born December 23, 1937, in Laurel Branch, W.Va., a son of the late James Dillard and Hattie McCarty Banther Sr.

JD was a member of UMWA local 7604 and worked at Kopperston #1 mine.

Along with his parents he was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lou Lambert and brother in law Arthur Lambert; a sister, Elsie Mae Abshire, and a brother, John Banther.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Janice Faye Brown Banther; a daughter Wanda Gail Perry of North Carolina; three sons, Mark Banther of North Carolina, Jimmie Banther and wife Kimberly of Matheny, and Jackie Banther and wife Phyllis “Bit” of Oceana; four grandchildren, Ashley Perry, Samantha Morgan, Kyle Lusk, and Joshua Banther and wife Haleigh; one great grandchild, Kyleigh and one due in May 2013; a special niece Joyce Hatfield and husband Tim of Beckley, and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Rev. Ron Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and special friends of the family.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at the funeral home.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com

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

 



Tammy Lynn Bennett

PETERSTOWN — Tammy Lynn Bennett, 48 of Peterstown, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at her home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

 



Robert Gene ‘Rob’ Blankenship

LYNCO — Robert Gene “Rob” Blankenship, 72, of Lynco, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2012.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Pentecostal House of Prayer, Lynco, with Rev. Firg Proffitt and Rev. Bill Massey officiating. Burial will follow in Raymond Cook Cemetery, Lynco. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the church.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com

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

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