The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 18, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Glen Douglas Boyden

Mr. Glen Douglas Boyden, 49, of Beckley died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

Arrangements are entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Janice Ruthe Wells-Hash

DANESE — Janice Ruthe Wells-Hash, 86, of Danese, passed away Friday, November 15, at Kanawha Hospice Care, Charleston, following a short illness.

Born March 29, 1927, in Layland, WV, she was the daughter of the late John T. Wells and Lilian Clare Kincaid-Wells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her soul mate and loving husband of 64 years, J.B. Hash, Jr., and two brothers Ellis Wells and John T. Wells, Jr.

Janice was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and mother-in-law. She attended Zickafoose Memorial Church.

Survivors include daughter, Cassandra L. Hash-Cooper and husband Joe; son, James B. Hash, III, and wife Vickie; one sister, Jeanette Shuck; two brothers, Archie Wells and Larry Wells; granddaughter, Melanie S. Allen; great-grandson, Brackston C. Allen; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to special friend, Sandra Allen Toney, and neighbor, Sherman McCombs.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at the Wallace Memorial Mausoleum, with Rev. Jack Reeves and Rev. Sherman McCombs officiating. Friends may gather with the family Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 1 p.m. until time of services at the Wallace Memorial Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., West, Charleston, WV 25387-2536.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Harry ‘Buster’ Holmes

SUMMERSVILLE — Harry “Buster” Holmes, 84, of Summersville died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville with Pastor Arnold Nicholas 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.


Eunice Martin

Mrs. Eunice Martin, 75, of Beckley died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.

Arrangements are entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Charles Paul Phillips

EAGLE ROCK, Va. — Charles Paul Phillips of Eagle Rock, VA, formerly of Wyoming County, WV, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. His quiet, gentle and humble nature will always be remembered by those who were blessed to know him. One of  five children, Charles was born April 8, 1951, at home in Corinne, WV. He was the son of the late Paul Ivan and Vadah Phillips of Corinne.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Adkins Phillips.

Charles taught Sunday school at Eagle Rock Baptist Church and Gospel Baptist Church, near Salem, Va., for several years and he leaves many friends from his church family.

Charles held an accounting degree and was a Certified Public Accountant. He worked as controller at Gala Industries for several years.

In addition to is his mother, those left to cherish his memory include two sons, Stephen and wife Brianna of Mesa, AZ, and Brian of Glenwood, WV.

Charles was blessed with two grandsons, Ezra and Evan of Mesa, AZ.

He is also survived by one sister and three brothers, Delois Jordan of Ona, WV, Dennis and wife, Rhonda, of Blacksburg, VA, Everett and wife, Diana, of Flatwoods, KY, and Jeff and wife, Kathy, of Lake Worth, FL.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews and a loving mother-in-law Merendie Lea Adkins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013, in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with pastors Billy Ronk of Eagle Rock Baptist Church and Sam Huntley of Gospel Baptist Church officiating. Following the service he will be laid to rest by his beloved wife Barbara in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, WV.

Friends may gather with the family on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting

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

Charles O. ‘C.O.’ ‘Smitty’ Smith Jr.

Charles O. “C.O.” “Smitty” Smith Jr., 92, of Beckley, passed away Sunday Nov. 17, 2013.

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