The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 29, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013


Barbara Gail Smith

OAK HILL — Barbara Gail Smith, 75, of Oak Hill, died on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill.

Born August 16, 1937, at Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Roby Grant and Gola Myrtle McLain Smith.

A longtime resident of Twin Oaks Apartments in Oak Hill, Barbara Gail was a member of the Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle. 

Her brothers, Mack H. Smith and Gerald Steven Smith and sister-in-law, Ruth Nester Smith preceded her in death.

Survivors include niece, Teresa Black and husband, Roger; nephew, Mark Smith, sister-in-law, Starlette Nester Smith and several cousins.

Graveside rites and committal services will be on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 2 p.m. at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill. Burial will follow.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Julian Gladen Townsend

MOUNDSVILLE — Julian Gladen Townsend, 69, of Moundsville, passed away October 15, 2012.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, August 30, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., with Nina Emmerling officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Juanita F. Vest

Juanita F. Vest, 81, of Beckley, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via

Arrangements pending completion with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.

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