The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 17, 2010

Obituaries — Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010




Arnold Ray Anderson

MAXWELTON — Arnold Ray Anderson, 82, of Maxwelton, formerly of Bellwood, passed away at his home on Thursday, October 14, 2010.

Born August 22, 1928, in Rainelle, he was the son of the late Henry George and Victoria Ellen Bennett Anderson. He grew up near Dawson, WV.

He was educated in one-room schools in Greenbrier County and graduated from Smoot High School in 1946. He immediately went to work as a railroad fireman on steam engines. Arnold served in the Army as a locomotive engineer operating trains in Korea in support of the 8th Army and U.N. forces.

He graduated from Concord College in 1953 and began teaching at Rainelle High School in 1959 while continuing to work summers for the railroad in Rainelle and Toledo, OH.

He graduated from West Virginia University with a master’s degree in 1961 and did additional grad work at Ohio University and Marshall. When schools were consolidated, he was transferred to Greenbrier West in 1968 and retired in 1989.

He was vice president of Greenbrier County Education Association for 5 years. He helped form Greenbrier PAC where he served as chairman for 12 years.

He was one of three original faculty members when the community college was formed in 1969.

He taught Government, Biology and History at Rainelle High School for 30 years while serving as adjunct faculty at Greenbrier Community College in Lewisburg. He taught for a total of 37 years.

Arnold attended Meadow Grove Baptist Church all his life and was a member for 45 years. He served as a trustee for 16 years.

Survivors include his wife Carol of Maxwelton; a son, Michael Anderson and his wife, Gina, of Sewickly, PA; and foster brothers, Raymond Anderson and wife, Norma, and Charles Anderson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at the Meadow Grove Baptist Church in Dawson with Pastor J.D. Surbaugh officiating, assisted by Pastor Les Mullens. Burial will follow at the Wallace Memorial Cemetery in Clintonville.

Friends may call from 1 until 2 p.m. before the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Greenbrier Valley Hospice, 223 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901, or Meadow Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Susan Hutsenpiller, HC 71 Box 115A, Smoot, WV 24977.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., of Rainelle.



Ronald ‘R.B.’ Lee Bowling

Ronald “R.B.” Lee Bowling, 56, a lifelong resident of Raleigh County, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, October 14, 2010, while surrounded by his family.

He was born June 10, 1954, in Beckley, WV. He was the third of three boys, a member of Memorial Baptist Church and a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.

He was the father of four blessed children, an amazing friend to many, and loved by all who had the privilege of knowing him. R.B. never met a stranger and charmed his way into so many lives. He greeted every day with a smile and lived every minute to its fullest. For twenty years he was a devoted employee of John Eye’s Big Sandy Superstore and prior to that he was self-employed.

He was preceded in death by a loving mother, Marie French Bowling, a hardworking father, Joseph Bowling, and one of his dearest friends, his brother, Randall Bowling.

R.B. is survived by his companion and love, Tina Allen of Prosperity; three daughters, Traci Lee Ann Bowling of Oak Hill, Kassia Marie Lilly and husband Owen Lilly of Cool Ridge, Jennifer Bowling of Daniels, and his son and best friend, Ronald Lee Bowling II and fiancée Misty Windsor of Beckley; two grandchildren, Grace Ann Lilly and Joseph Donavan Bowling; the mother of his children, Barbara Ann Bowling of Ghent; a brother, Richard Bowling and wife Sandy of Nimitz, sister-in-law, Gayle Bowling of Ghent; and a host of extended family and friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 17, 2010, at the Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel with Rev. Orville Setliff officiating. Burial will follow in the Lilly-Crews Cemetery at Nimitz. Friends gathered with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers include lifelong friends, Mark Andrews of Beckley, Herbie Crouch of Beckley, Pat Crouch of Beckley, Terry Ferrell of Oak Hill, Max Holt of Fayetteville, and Eddie Martin of Sandstone.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV 25918.



Elsie Lorraine Carr

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Mrs. Elsie Lorraine Carr, 83, of White Sulphur Springs, died Friday evening, Oct. 15, 2010, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at Fairlea after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, with Pastor Randy Dority officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs. Family will receive their friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.



Sandra ‘Sonnie’ Simms Feamster

RONCEVERTE — Sandra “Sonnie” Simms Feamster, age 67, of Ronceverte passed away Friday, October 15, 2010, at her home.

Sonnie was born September 25, 1943, in Ronceverte and was the daughter of the late Carl T. and Ina Honaker Simms.

Sonnie was a member of the Ronceverte Presbyterian Church and was a retired clerk with the Greenbrier County Tax Department.

Preceding her in death other than her parents was her brother Tom Simms.

Survivors include husband Henry O. Feamster; daughters Missy Hill and her husband Ron of Ronceverte, Mendy Napier and her husband Ray of Ronceverte, and Amy Feamster and companion John McClung of Ronceverte; son Chris Feamster and his wife Becky of Ronceverte; brother Bill “Weazle” Simms of Glen Jean, WV; nine grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2010, at Ronceverte Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Stephen Baldwin officiating. Burial will be at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens in Lewisburg.

Visitation will be Sunday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations of sympathy be made to the Ronceverte Presbyterian Church, 305 Locust St., Ronceverte, WV 24970.

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

Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.



Cecil ‘Cheyene’ Folds

HINTON — Cecil “Cheyene” Folds, 63, of Hinton entered into eternal rest Thursday, October 14, 2010, at the Summers Co. Appalachian Regional Hospital following a short illness.

Born February 27, 1947, in Georgia, he was a son of the late Ira Thomas and Pauline Self Folds. Cecil was of the Baptist Faith, a carpenter and construction worker retiring in 2004; he enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and spending time with friends and family.

Survived by his wife of 40 years, Goldie Boone Folds of Hinton; two daughters, Melodie Devonne Kelly and husband Joe of Carrolton, VA, and Amanda Dawn Folds Ward and husband Chris of Barger Springs; one son, Kris Folds and wife Carrie of Beckley; one granddaughter, Corey Allison Smith of Carrolton, VA; three brothers, Stanley Self, Larry Young and Ricky Folds, all of GA; and one sister, Shelby Self of GA.

Graveside services and burial will held 2 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2010, at Tempa Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 17, 2010, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com.



Owen Gilbert Grimmett

JUDSON — Owen Gilbert Grimmett, 84, of Judson loved to trade and he tried out a helicopter to CAMC Memorial. On October 15, 2010, he decided to trade his old body for a new one with a pair of wings for his new home in glory that was paid for years ago by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Born July 3, 1926, at Layton, WV, he was the son of the late Raymond C. and Flora Richmond Grimmett. He was an active member serving as a trustee, of the Elk Knob Missionary Baptist Church, a World War II United States Army Veteran having served his country in the Philippines, retired from the CSX Railway as a conductor after 28 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman, expert farmer, gardener, and car enthusiast.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Wayne Grimmett.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 58 years, Myrtle Ellen Lusk Grimmett at home; one son, Douglas O. Grimmett and wife Melanie of Judson; one granddaughter, Heather Graham of Lewisburg; three siblings, Alma Reed of Talcott, Oral “Sonny” Grimmett and wife Maple of Judson and Leona Ramsey and husband Jack of Fort Springs; and numerous special nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and neighbors.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2010, at the Elk Knob Missionary Baptist Church with Pastors Andy Howdock and Tony Hawks officiating. Burial will follow in the Elk Knob Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 17, 2010, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel and at the church one hour prior to service time.

Nephews and Great-Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com.



Daline Hause

MULLENS — Daline Hause, 79, of Mullens, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at Wyoming Nursing and Rehab Center, New Richmond, following a long illness.

Born October 26, 1930, at Maben, she was the daughter of the late Bryan and Ethel (Carty) Hash.

Daline was a homemaker, a former employee of the Itmann Company Store, G.C. Murphy Company and Stone & Cook. She was the former manager of Parklane Hosiery in Pittsburgh, PA. She was a graduate of Mullens High School class of 1948. For the past 19 years, she had made her home in Mullens, where she was a devoted member of the Corinne First Church of God. She along with her twin sister Geraldine were well known for the many church hot dog sales that they helped organize.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Harold H. Hause; two sisters, Reva J. Monday and her twin sister, Geraldine Jackson.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Dana Craig and her husband, Frank, of Huntsville, AL; three grandsons, Hal David Craig and his wife, Maghan, Brandon Craig and Chad Craig; one great-granddaughter, Addison Lynn Craig; one sister, Freeda Lambert and her husband, Dr. John S. Lambert, Jr., of Pineville; two nieces, Donna Carte of Mullens and Monica Lambert of Boone, NC; one nephew, Mike Monday of Mullens; and several great-nieces and nephews and will be missed by her numerous friends at Second Street, the Mullens Dairy Queen, her church family at the Corinne First Church of God and Wyoming Nursing and Rehab Center.

Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2010, at the Corinne First Church of God with Pastor Evelyn Williamson officiating. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Millbank Cemetery, Delaware Township, PA.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com.

Arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.



Lloyd (Rusty) Holland Jr.

On Tuesday, October 12, 2010, Lloyd Holland Jr. of Beckley died following a long illness.

Known affectionately as “Rusty” all his life, Lloyd Wayne Holland Jr. was the third of three children born to the late Lloyd and Bobbie Jean Price Holland. Born on January 20th, 1962, in Guymon, Oklahoma, he was 48 years of age.

Rusty spent his childhood in Guymon and Enid, Oklahoma. He has been a resident of Beckley since 1995.

Rusty has two sons, Matthew Wayne who died in infancy and Bradley Michael who makes his home in Hamlin with his mother, Rhonda M. Terry. He was the fond brother of Terri Rebel and her husband, Rick, of Parker, Colorado, and Pamela Turner and her husband, Alan, of Karnes City, Texas.

Funeral services will be Monday, October 18th, at 1 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. David Trump officiating.

The family will receive friends from noon until the hour of the service.

Arrangements are being handled by Melton Mortuary.

Condolences may be mailed to the family at melton@wvdsl.net.



Curtis Horton

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Curtis Horton, born August 17, 1921, at Slab Fork, West Virginia, died peacefully on October 10, 2010, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He was a kind, gentle, and loving soul whose joy was his family. He was a member of the Army Air Force during World War II where he learned electronics. After the War ended, Curtis worked for radio stations in Beckley, WV, before working at WOAY in Oak Hill, WV. He saw the beginning of television when WOAY began to offer both radio and TV broadcasts. In 1960 the family moved to Albuquerque, NM, where he worked at KNME TV and other local TV stations. He retired from KNME in 1986. After retirement he worked as an audio-visual contractor at Sandia Base through GC Video. He was a longtime, devoted member of Hope Evangelical Free Church and was an usher there for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Bobbie Christine (Chris) Horton; daughter, Kathryn (Katie) Taylor; grandchildren, Randy Lee Taylor Jr. and wife, Nobuko, Laura Darnell and husband, John, Andrew Taylor and Karen Box, Robert Taylor and wife, Lora; great-grandchildren, Isabella Taylor, Marina Darnell, Justin Darnell, Paige Darnell, Akeylah Corbett-Taylor, Abbey Taylor, Ryne Taylor. He is also survived by his extended family that include several nieces and nephews; also by many friends. He was a cherished and much loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed by his family.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com.

Curtis’ care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, 505-821-0010.



Patsy M. Furrow Knight

SARTON MOUNTAIN — Patsy M. Furrow Knight, 72, of Sarton Mountain, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Princeton Community Hospital following a long illness.

A memorial service will be at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.



Debbie Lester

Debbie Lester, 53, of Beckley passed away Monday, October 11, 2010. Born July 31, 1957, she is the daughter of the late Jacob and Laura Lilly Yearout.

Debbie enjoyed crafts, shopping and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was employed by Walmart as a clerk. Debbie was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, Debbie is preceded in death by her husband Larry Franklin Lester.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter Angela Lester and fiancé Willy Dunn of Beckley; son Keith Foley and wife Michelle of Stanaford; 2 sisters, Drema Richmond of Beaver and Becky Dautartas of Cleveland, OH; 3 brothers, Thomas Yearout of Beckley, James Yearout of Beckley and Franklin Yearout of Cleveland, OH; 4 grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to 112 Hodges Street, Beckley, WV 25801.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2010, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV.



Earnel J. ‘EJ’ Morgan

LYNCO — Earnel J. “EJ” Morgan, 70, of Lynco, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, from his home surrounded by his loving family.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at www.staffordfamilyfuneralhome.com.

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.



Margaret ‘Maggie’ Lee Prince

Margaret “Maggie” Lee Prince, 79, of Beckley, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2010, at the Raleigh Center in Daniels, WV, following a long illness. Margaret accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior over 50 years ago, and is now rejoicing in heaven with her husband, Jack, and countless friends and family members.

Born August 19, 1931, at Sophia, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Faye Waycaster Richards.

Margaret was a homemaker, loved painting and doing ceramics; during her last few years, she enjoyed playing activities and bingo at the Raleigh Center. She was a member of the Beckley Regular Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Robert “Jack” S. Prince, and a brother, Tommy Richards.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Donna Darby and husband, Dwayne, of Beckley and Stephanie Gaiser and husband, Ryan, of Beckley; and a sister, Cleo Jones of Florida.

Friends may gather with the family from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel of Peace, Beckley.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Raleigh Center for taking such good care of our “Queenie” for the last 4 1/2 years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made payable to Jamie Wills the Activities Director, c/o the Raleigh Center, PO Box 741, Daniels, WV 25832.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.



Billie Jean Shumate

Billie Jean Shumate, 73, of Beckley, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2010, following a long illness with her loving family by her side. Born February 10, 1937, in Bramwell, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ancil Cecil and Mary Ethel Rigney Mullens. Billie Jean was a homemaker, a member of the Bramwell Presbyterian Church and attended Memorial Baptist Church. She had been a resident of Beckley for the past 57 years.

Survivors include her husband, E.D. “Felix” Shumate of Charleston; sons, Greg Shumate and wife Pam of Branchland, WV, and Mark Shumate of Windermere, FL; daughters, Susan Hargett and Karla Long and husband Scott of Beckley; grandchildren, Chad, Brad, Dustin, Jonathan, Will and Daniel Shumate, Steven Hargett, Matthew Long and wife Leigh Ann, Klara Drennen, Sarah Gabbard and husband Jeremiah; stepgrandchildren, Jennifer, Emily and Bobby Cantrell; great-grandchildren, Ava and Ian Shumate, Maia Drennen, Brisco Long, Isaiah and Jeremiah Gabbard. The family would like to give a special thank you to Diane O’Dell, Vickie Stewart and Hospice of Southern WV.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2010, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Metrick officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell, WV. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.

The family will receive friends at 806 S. Oakwood Ave., Beckley, WV, accessible from the parking lot behind Calfee Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.



Billy Gene Stanley

Billy Gene Stanley, age 73, of Coal City, West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at the Heartland of Beckley Nursing Home.

Born on January 30, 1937, at Princewick, he was the son of the late Myrtle Parker Stanley and James Arthur Stanley.

Mr. Stanley was retired from the U.S. Armed Services, having served in the Marine Corps. He was preceded in death by sisters, Marie Matherly, Carrie Wagner, Ida Mae Schwender, and Effie Pate, by brothers Posie, Jess, Cecil, and George Stanley.

Survivors include a sister, Betty Callicoat of Proctorville, Ohio. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

At Billy’s request his body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at the Parker Family Cemetery at Coal City, West Virginia, on Monday, October 18, 2010, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Jack Tankersley officiating. Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, West Virginia.



Randall John Thompson

Randall John Thompson, 70, of Glen Morgan, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 14, 2010.

Born September 23, 1940, at New Castle, PA, he was a son of the late Harry and Dorothy Mowry Thompson.

Randall was a member of the Beckley Radio Control Aircraft Model Club; he loved radio-controlled airplanes, and loved woodworking.

He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps for 16 years, having served two tours in Vietnam. He retired as a maintenance engineer for East Coast Convenience Stores in Virginia.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his twin brother, Richard Thompson; and a brother-in-law, Raymond Williams.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Bonita Thompson of Glen Morgan; daughter, Teresa Carter and husband, Greg, of Beulaville, NC; sons, Dwight Thompson and wife, Michelle, of Beulaville, NC, and Steve Thompson of Beulaville, NC; sister, Lucille Williams of Greenville, PA; stepsons, Robert Bradford of Mechanicsville, MD, Scott Bradford of Mt. Hope, WV; two granddaughters, Lori Carter and Ashley Thompson of Beulaville, NC; and a grandson, Brandon Carter of Beulaville, NC.

A Celebration of Randall’s life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2010, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Ken Overdorf officiating.

Friends may gather with the family from 12 p.m. until time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is assisting the family.