The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 11, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, May 11, 2013


Jimmie Ray Watson Sr.

Jimmie Ray Watson Sr., 57, of Coal City, formerly of Odd, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013.

Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel. Funeral services will be at a later date at Freeman Family Funeral Home in Shelbyville, Ind.

Online condolences may be sent to our guest book at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Joyce V. Traynham Willis

WHIPPLE — Mrs. Joyce V. Traynham Willis, 81, of Whipple, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center, after a short illness.

Born April 24, 1932, at Red Star, she was the daughter of the late William Traynham and Beatrice Leftwich.

Mrs. Willis was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and a retired home care provider.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter Willis; a son Norman Traynham; two brothers: Willie and Eugene Traynham; and sister, Josette Traynham.

She is survived by her son Nubert Traynham of Whipple; four brothers, Richard Traynham of New Rochelle, NY; Robert Traynham and Kenneth Traynham both of Boston, MA; John Traynham of Charlotte, NC; a granddaughter, Keisha Traynham of Boston, MA; nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Carlisle, with Rev. Charles Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Beckley.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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