The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 8, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, May 8, 2014


Patricia Ann Meyers

Patricia Ann Meyers, 76, of Beckley, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014.

Arrangements are pending completion.

Arrangements are in the care of Blue Ridge Funeral Home.

Pauline Sexton

FRANKLIN — Pauline Sexton, age 93, of Franklin, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Patricia Welch in Franklin.

She was born in Boyd County, Ky., on January 14, 1921, the daughter of the late Dennis and Etta (Burchett) Stephens. On June 8, 1940, Pauline married Sherman James Sexton, who preceded her in death in October 1980. 

Ms. Sexton attended Carter County Schools in Kentucky and was a retired Seamstress. She had worked for Highlander Dry Cleaners in Oak Hill. 

Ms. Sexton is survived by two daughters, Trenia Wooldridge of Zephyr Hills, Fla., Patricia Etta Welch of Franklin; a son, Steve Sherman and wife Trudy of Gillsville, Ga.; a brother, Harold Stephens of Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Michael Renner, Brian Grose, Andrea Thompson, Colleen Plaugher, Robin Simmons, Dean Sexton, and Jimmy Sexton; and 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Gail “Susie” Renner on February 14, 2005.

Ms. Sexton’s family will receive friends on Friday, May 9, 2014, noon until 2 p.m. at the Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home in Fayetteville.

Funeral services will be on Friday, May 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Sam Harper and Rev. Morris Nutter officiating. Interment will be in the Huse  Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Hospice, POB 416, Franklin, WV 26807. Memories and words of comfort may be left at or

Arrangements are with Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville.

Delores ‘Jean’ Smith

KOPPERSTON — Delores “Jean” Smith 74, departed this life Sunday, May 4, 2014, following a long illness.

Born June 20, 1939, in Cyclone she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Elsie Pearl Belcher.

Jean was a homemaker, a member of Sunrise Baptist Church, enjoyed crocheting and loved working puzzles. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Bryant.

Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, Randy Lusk of Charlotte, NC., and Roman Smith of Welch; two daughters, Debbie Hall and husband, Ron of Crouches Farm and Ronica Cockrell and husband, Tim of Welch; two sisters, Phyllis Hendricks of Maryland and Carolyn Gillespie of Foster; five grandchildren, Tiffany Cook, Trey Brunty, Paige Walker, Dalton Price and Malachi Cockrell; four great-grandchildren, Alex Brunty, Gavin Cook, Rylee Walker and Karlee Walker; and a host of family and friends.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, Adam Toler Memorial Chapel with Rev. Oza Mullens Jr. officiating.

In keeping with Jean’s wishes her body was cremated.

Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bowers Hospice House 454 Cranberry Drive Beckley, WV 25801.

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Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

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