The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 8, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, May 8, 2014


Carol Jean Biggs Stewart

MATHENY — Carol Jean Biggs Stewart, 79, of Matheny, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born February 4, 1935, in Ameagle, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Van Biggs and Leona Harris Biggs.

Ms. Stewart was a homemaker. She was famous for her roast beef and gravy and potato salad.

She was an avid bowler and was a member of several bowling leagues. She was a member of the Oceana Woman’s Club and the Homemaker’s Club.

Ms. Stewart was a lifetime member of Matheny United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Stacy Edward Stewart. Her brothers, Roy Biggs and Earl Biggs and a nephew, Roger Biggs also preceded her in death.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Lori Stewart of Oceana; grandchildren, Rebecca Stewart and her companion Josh Lusk of Lynco, Matthew Kyle Stewart of England, and Staci Anne Stewart of Athens; brother, Frank Biggs and his wife Geri of California a sister, Kay Stewart and her husband Troy of Huntington; two sisters-in-law, Pat Biggs of Matheny and Edna Biggs of Glen Fork; special friends, Murl Darnell, Sabrina Adams, Tammy Blankenship and Dorothy Brooks; a host of nieces and nephews; and Lauren and Jordan Manning, of Oceana, who were very dear to her heart.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Evans Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Sheri Kernik officiating. Interment will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends may gather with the family 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 9 at the funeral home.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

A special “Thank You” to the nursing staff at Bowers Hospice House for taking such good care of our dear loved one and to the nurses who cared for her at home.

An online guestbook and additional information are accessible at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Stewart family.

Esther G. Thompson

DAVIN — Esther G. Thompson, 86, of Davin, formerly of Lashmeet, died Monday, May 5, 2014.

Arrangements by Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

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