The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 17, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012



Ronald Estel Lambert

PRINCETON — Ronald Estel Lambert, 73, passed away Monday, October 15, 2012, at Princeton Community Hospital.

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


Melvin C. Lewis

LESTER — Melvin Cargyle Lewis, 75, of Lester, passed away Monday, October 15, 2012 at St. Francis/Specialty Select Hospital, Charleston.

Born on March 19, 1937, at Kingston, he was the son of the late Elijah and Eva White Lewis.

Mr. Lewis was a disabled coal miner having worked for New River Coal Company. He was a US Marine veteran.

Besides his parent, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Russell, Charles, Donald, Elijah Jr., and James; one sister, Glenna; and two nephews, Mark and Kevin.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife, Mildred Treadway Lewis of Lester; four children: Joyce (Kenneth) Carpenter, Donna Coughlin, Melvin E. Lewis, and Patricia (Frank) Mason, all of Lester; two brothers: Hollie (Shelia) Lewis and Bob (Jane) Lewis; four sisters: Dolly Dick, Gail Sheppard, Cleo Jordan, and Drema Bragg; seven grandchildren: April (Greg) Mitchem, Michael, Zachary, and Daniel Carpenter, Dean Allen, Tyler and Kymber Mason; special grandchild: Scarlett Lovell; nine nephews; and eight nieces.

The family will receive friends at the family home, 370 Sunburst Lane, Lester, W.Va.,  beginning from noon until 5 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday following the visitation with Rev. Brian McCallister officiating in the Lewis Family Cemetery at the home place.  

For those wishing to express their condolences or send flowers to Mr. Lewis’ family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.


Edward Taylor Lilly

Edward Taylor Lilly, 79, of Shady Spring, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born on May 21, 1933 at Ellison Ridge, W.Va., he was the son of the late Howard L. Lilly and Clarice E. Graham Lilly.

In addition to his  parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd Lilly.

Edward was a retired coal miner with 33 years of service, was a member of the UMWA since 1956, and was a member and deacon of the Rich Creek Primitive Baptist Church near Matoaka, W.Va.

He was a Korean Conflict Veteran, having served in the US Army.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his wife of 60 years, Virginia A. Wills Lilly. His children; Doug Lilly and his wife Rebecca of Nimitz, Larry Lilly and his wife Anna of Shady Spring, Sherry Lilly and her husband Gene of Jumping Branch, Beverly Underwood and her husband Randy of Coal City, and Carol Dameron and her husband Mark of Beckley. Brothers, Merlin Lilly and his wife Shirley of Ellison Ridge, Arnold R. Lilly and his wife Susie of Flat Top, Wilbert Lilly and his wife Nancy of Flat Top, Grady Lilly and his wife Diane of Ellison Ridge; a sister, Vada Wyrick and her husband Delmar of Radford, Va., and a sister-in-law Jo Marie Lilly of Clyde, Ohio. Grandchildren: Gena Smith, Jamie Lilly, Michael Lilly, Kristen Lea, James Underwood, Holly Howerton, Tiffany Dameron-Massie, and Christopher Dameron. Great-grandchildren, T.J. Smith, Aleah Lilly, Ariel Lilly, Kian Lilly, Arianna Lilly, Ashton Lilly, Gabby Massie, Brennan Dameron, and Taylor Miller.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 1 p.m., with Elder Tony Pack and Elder Sam Walker officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Prosperity.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Oak Hill VFW Post #3110 Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern WV, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV, in memory of Mr. Edward Lilly.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

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