The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 14, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, April 14, 2013


Opal June Wiseman

HILLDALE — Opal June Wiseman, our beloved sister, went to be with our Lord Friday, April 12, 2013, at Summers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Hilldale, West Virginia.

Firstborn child of the late Clarence and Opal Keffer Wiseman, she was born June 3, 1932, in Hinton, West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Una Kathleen Wiseman, a brother, Roy E. Wiseman, two sisters-in-law, one niece and one nephew.

Those left to cherish her memory include two brothers, Charles (Bud) Wiseman of Hinton and Ashby Wiseman of Hilldale. Two sisters, Ruby Pearl Wiseman Young and husband Philip of Milton, WV, and Geneva Wiseman Willey and husband Bill of Hinton. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at the Wiseman Family Cemetery on Zion Mountain near Hinton with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. There will be no visitation.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

A special thanks to the staff of Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for the excellent care given to June.

Online condolences and guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.

Mary Marie Withrow

Our precious Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, Mary Marie Withrow went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 1 a.m., at the Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

Born on January 22, 1913, in Carlisle, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Joseph John Bednarski and Filemina Baron Bednarski.

Mrs. Withrow was a member of the Saint Francis deSales Catholic Church in Beckley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Robert Withrow, on December 11, 1988, by two brothers, Joseph and Frank, and by a sister Anna Dickerson.

Frank and Mary Withrow were married on July 26, 1933. They met while in grade school and at the age of nineteen they were married. It truly was a happy marriage that lasted for 55 years. In 1956 Frank and Mary opened an Auto Repair Shop in Beckley. Frank retired in September 1980 and the business is still being operated by his daughter and son-in-law Mary and Darrold Wickline as Withrow’s Auto Service Inc.

After retirement Frank and Mary enjoyed traveling and spending time in Florida.

This year on January 22, Mary celebrated her 100th Birthday with a party at her home at Flat Top Lake with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

We would like to thank our neighbors, the Castrodale family, for their phone calls and the beautiful spring and summer flowers they would bring. Also a special thanks to the Ken Litton family who always offered their help and last but not least to the Jimmy Lucas family for always keeping the driveway clear of snow in the winter.

Survivors include two daughters, Frances Withrow Farley (son-in-law Wayne C. Farley who passed away in 1978) of Flat Top Lake, with whom she made her home; Mary Wickline and her husband Darrold of Beckley. Grandchildren, Wayne C. Farley Jr. and his wife Melinda Ennis Farley of Roanoke, Virginia. Mary Gail Farley Dixon and her husband Connard Dixon of Danese, WV. Matthew Alan Farley and his fiancée Deanna Barker of Beckley. Linda Wickline Harper and her husband Walt of Beckley, Venecia Wickline Canterberry and her husband Mike of Beckley, Emily Wickline Hanft and her husband Ed of Bethlehem, Pa., Darrold “Rocky” Wickline of Beckley.

Great-grandchildren, Mike, Jon, Greg and his wife Alexis White, all of Beckley, Mallory and Chase Canterberry of Beckley, Haley Canterberry and her husband Dave Edwards of Beckley, Jennifer Cerruto and her husband  Paul of East Orange, N.J., and Ricky Mosel of New Jersey. Great-great-grandchildren, Owen and Jeremy Cerruto, Jay Canterberry, Sofi and Zoe White.

Mrs. Withrow was the last surviving member of her immediate family, with the exception of brother-in-law James Kirby of Beckley.

A Funeral Liturgy will be held at the Saint Francis deSales Catholic Church on Monday, April 15, 2013, at noon with Monsignor Samuel Sacus as the Celebrant. A Rite of Committal will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. until noon on Monday.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via our guestbook at

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

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