The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 14, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, April 14, 2013


Norma B. Harrah

CALDWELL — Mrs. Norma B. Harrah, 72, of Caldwell died Friday, April 12, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg with the Rev. Randy Gillilan and the Rev. Robert Vass officiating. Burial will follow at End Of The Trail Cemetery at Clintonville. Friends may visit from noon until time of service.

McCraw Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

Shella Berthel Kelley Jr.

Shella Berthel Kelley Jr., 57, of Whitby, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Laura Wilma Lucas Lilly

FAYETTEVILLE — Laura Wilma Lucas Lilly, age 89, of Fayetteville, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday morning, April 12, 2013, at the Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Fayetteville.

Laura was born on April 9, 1924, in Beaver and was the daughter of the late John Henry and Malinda Stewart Lucas.

Laura was a homemaker who loved working on their 10-acre farm on Salem Road. She was an avid gardener and one of the best dahlia growers in the state. She was a member of Loup Creek Baptist Church at Wriston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin C. Lilly of Salem Road, and six sisters, Virgie Lucas, Pearl Watson, Hazel Johnson, Marie Forinash, Ann Lester, Mary Magdeline Meadows, and a brother Buster Lucas.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory are four sons, Gary C. Lilly and wife, Nancy, of Gatewood; Jerry Wayne Lilly and wife, Delores, of Fayetteville; Norman Lilly of Fayetteville and Charles “Chuck” Lilly and wife, Rebecca, of Oak Hill.

Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Scott Keffer and the staff at Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for their special care given to our mother while a resident there.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with Rev. Mark Wood officiating. Friends may call on Sunday evening, April 14, 2013, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

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