The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 8, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, May 8, 2014


Eugene Griffith

Eugene Griffith, 88, of Ghent, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Princeton Health Care Center in Princeton.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Peachie Privett Henson

PINEVILLE — Peachie Privett Henson, 89, of Pineville, passed away, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

A celebration of Peachie’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 11, 2014, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville. Burial will follow in the Privett Family Cemetery, Keyrock

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Online guest book may be signed at

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Henson family.

Gwen Hicks

Gwen Lee Hicks, 84, of Crab Orchard, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, following a short illness.

Born August 5, 1929, at Affinity, she was the daughter of the late Beatrice Brown and Tom Severt.

Mrs. Hicks spent her life in Crab Orchard where she raised her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She enjoyed cooking for her family and watching after children. She happily devoted her life to taking care of others.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Stewart Hicks in 1981.

Survivors include her son, Gregory Stewart Hicks Sr., of Crab Orchard; Grandson Gregory Stewart Hicks II of Crab Orchard; sister Alice Holtzapfel and husband, Everett of Crab Orchard; two brothers Jim Brown and wife, Janet of Crab Orchard, and Paul Brown of Crab Orchard;  an aunt, Yvonne Vaughn and husband ,Jim of Colorado; an uncle, Paul Lilly of Crab Orchard.

Service will be held 3 p.m. on Friday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley. with Pastor Ernie Moye Jr officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. 

Friends may call an hour before the services at the funeral home. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Raleigh County Humane Society, 325 Grey Flats Road Beckley, WV 25801.

Pallbearers will be friends and family.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

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