The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 20, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, May 20, 2013


James Smith

WALKERTON, Va. — James (Jim - Jumbo) Benton Smith, 67, of Walkerton, Va., formerly of Beartown, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastors Larry Roberts and Michael Davis officiating. Interment will follow at the Milam Cemetery at Beartown where full military honors will be conducted. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

To view a video tribute to Mr. Smith or send the family online condolences, please visit

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Beartown Community Center, Rt. 1, Box 162, Matoaka, WV 24736.

Arrangements at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

Cordelia ‘Ann’ Thompson

JAMAICA, N.Y. — Cordelia Ann Thompson, 59, formerly of Fayetteville, died Sunday, May 12, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Garten, with Pastor Keith Walker officiating. Final interment will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends from noon until service time at 1 p.m. at the church.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Thompson family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Final arrangements entrusted to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville.

William Howard Underwood

MAPLE FORK — William Howard Underwood, 72, of Maple Fork, WV, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at The University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA.

Born April 21, 1941, at Price Hill, WV, he was the son of the late Carlos and Edna Wilson Underwood.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Maxine Britts, and grandmother Pairlee Underwood.

Howard was owner/operator of AAA Garage and Brandon’s Muffler Shop. He was also a member of the Mt. Hope Lions Club and the Beckley Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Touchton Underwood, at home, one daughter, Shari Senea and husband Scott of Live Oak, FL, two grandchildren, Brandon William Crow of Jacksonville, FL, and Mikayla Senea of Live Oak, FL; three brothers, E.G. Underwood and wife Bobbie of Bradley, WV, Ned Underwood and wife Linda of Maple Fork, WV, and Delbert Underwood and wife Debbie of Bradley, WV, three sisters, Jackie Skaggs of Maple Fork, WV, Betty Meadows of Maple Fork, WV, and Liz Evans and husband Lawrence of Brooklyn, OH. Special friends are Joe and Doris Yearego.

Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, WV, with Rev. Richard Evans officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to our website at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mt. Hope, WV.

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