The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 14, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, April 14, 2013


Pearl Matthews

OAK HILL — Mrs. Pearl Matthews, of Oak Hill, died Friday, April 12, 2013.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

Theodore McAllister

PINEVILLE — Theodore “Mac” McAllister, 84, of Pineville, passed away April 9, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital following a long illness.

Born September 20, 1928, at Alpoca, he was the son of the late Smith and Grace Miller McAllister.

“Mac” was a member of the UMWA and enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and being with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Coney Anderson McAllister of the residence; Two sons, Wayne McAllister and his wife, Carol, of Dunbar and Melvin McAllister and his wife, Rita, of Saulsville; A brother, John McAllister of Columbus, GA; A sister, Ivy Jo Russell of Clarkson, TN; A grandson, Matt McAllister of Mullens.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, with the Rev. John Rogers officiating.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the Wyoming County Council on Aging Staff, his extended family and caregivers, Amanda Morgan, Rita Blankenship, Barbara Church, Sandra Stewart, and Kathy Hedrick. Also, a special thank you to Tina Shumate and the doctors and staff of Raleigh General Hospital, 4-South.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made in Theodore’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online guest book may be signed at

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

Barger B. Meadows Jr.

TALCOTT — Barger B. Meadows Jr. of Talcott passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton.

Opal Marie Meadows

Opal Marie Meadows, 82, of Daniels went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 12, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, surrounded by her family.

Born September 28, 1930, in Pearisburg, VA, she was the daughter of the late William and Alma Skeens Broyles.

Opal was a 1948 graduate of Narrows High School in Narrows, VA. Opal was remembered by her classmates with this little saying: “a funny little giggle, a cute little smile, remind me of Opal all the while.” She was a homemaker, and a very loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Open Door Church in Shady Spring, where she was a member of the Ladies Fellowship, and enjoyed sharing her talent of cooking with all that knew her.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Arnold E. Meadows.

Those left to cherish her memory include her two daughters, Sandi Hawse and her husband, John, of Daniels and Teresa Carpenter and her husband, Tom, of Princeton; three grandchildren, Chad Prunesti and his wife, Jennifer, of Lindside, Misti French and her husband, Bill, of Princeton, and Angie Wood and her husband, Adam, of Daniels; four great-grandchildren, Brooke and Ronnie Prunesti, Brett and Brey Wood; one sister, Gay Forrester and her husband, Don, of Eden N.C.; a special friend, James (Buzz) Robinson; a host of nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.

Services celebrating Opal’s life will be held Monday, April 15, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Pastor Don Kelly officiating. Following the service Opal will be laid to rest next to her husband in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. The men of the Open Door Church will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

In lieu of flowers donations of sympathy can be made to the Open Door Church, Shady Spring.

The honor of serving the Meadows family has been given to Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

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