The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 7, 2014

Obituaries — Friday, March 7, 2013


Ralph Phillips Jr.

Our beloved brother, Ralph Phillips Jr., was called home on Feb. 23, 2014. There to usher him in were our Father, Ralph Phillips Sr., and our mother Betty Walton Phillips.

Ralphie was born Sept. 15, 1957. He was raised in Beckley and resided here until the family relocated in 1992 to Winston-Salem, N.C., where he lived out the rest of his life. Ralphie gained employment at Clear Bridge for the maintenance department. He worked there until his health no longer allowed. Ralphie enjoyed watching sports. His favorite teams to follow were Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and WVU. Other than sports, family was Ralphie’s passion. He liked to call and check on family members often.

In addition to our parents, Ralphie was preceded in death by our grandparents, Verblena King (maternal) and Roman and Margret Phillips (paternal).

Left to cherish Ralphie’s memory are siblings, Debra (Greg) Phillips of Winston-Salem, N.C., Michael (Kelly) Phillips of Beckley; aunts and uncles, Amy Law, Alma Webb Lee, Zenobia Flynn, Gloria Walton, Rolena Phillips, Geneva Harvey, Kennith (Shelia) Walton and Randolph (Carol) Phillips, and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

We would like to give special thanks to the coworkers at both of Debra’s employers at Baptist and Forsyth Hospitals. Also, we want to thank the Red Cross from Winston-Salem, N.C. Everyone’s generosity and support during our tragedy has been greatly appreciated.

A memorial service in Ralphie’s honor will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Outreach for Christ Christian Center located at 416 G. St., Beckley, WV 25801.

Sheri Gail Mitchell Robinson

FAYETTEVILLE — Sheri Gail Mitchell Robinson, 40, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at home.

Sheri was born on December 13, 1973, in Beckley to Clark and Linda Pungen Mitchell.

She loved riding motorcycles, 4-wheelers and hiking and was compassionate toward others while they were sick. Sheri loved being with kids and was a wonderful mother, wife and daughter.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Clark E. Mitchell Sr., and other grandparents, Sam and Pearl Coleman and Eugene and Daisy Pungen.

In addition to her parents those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Michael Paul Robinson; sons, Tyler Blake and Dylan Robinson, and daughter, Alyssa Thacker; sister, Lisa Thompson and husband Charles, niece, Erika Thompson, and grandmother, Ruth Mitchell.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill, with Pastor Justin Seay officiating. Interment will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 12 noon until time of service Saturday at High Lawn Funeral Chapel.

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