The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


September 26, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

Lois Kidd Adkins

MATHENY — Lois Kidd Adkins, 65, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

A celebration of Mrs. Adkins life will be 11 a.m. Friday, September 28, 2012, at Clear Fork Valley Baptist Church with Erwin Gregory officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the funeral home.

A video tribute and guestbook at

Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

Ethel May Bays

RAMSEY — Ethel May Bays, 79, formerly of Ramsey, W.Va., while surrounded by a loving family peacefully went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 24, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley. She will always be remembered as a deeply devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmother who openly professed her love of Jesus Christ and taught her children Biblical values at a very early age.

Previously employed at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill. Her interests included gardening, quilting and cooking

Ethel May Bays was a true role model in love and compassion to not only her family but in her willingness to give whatever she had to those less fortunate.

She dedicated many years of her life as a caregiver to several people in the area as well as to her mother Lucy Skaggs who passed away at age 79.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by two infant sons, Robert Dale Bays and Herschel Franklin Bays.

She is survived by her loving husband Robert Bays; sister, Francis Stanley of Ansted; three brothers, Frank Skaggs of Oregon, Wayne Skaggs of New Mexico, Delmas Skaggs of North Carolina; seven children, Karol Haynes and husband Charles of Oak Hill, Helen Whited and husband David of Beckley, Marcelle Cole and her husband Darrell of Victor, David Bays and wife Brenda of Victor, Leland Bays and his wife Joann of Burlington, N.C., Jody Hornsby and husband Gary of Fayetteville, Kathy Bragg and husband Ken of Fayetteville; 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and her pet dog Sneakers.

Service will be conducted at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted, with Pastor Morris Nutter officiating. Burial will follow at Chestnut Grove Cemetery at Nallen.

Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Bowers Hospice House for their special care and advice during this most difficult time.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Bowers Hospice House 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801

Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ansted is in charge of arrangements.

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