The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 17, 2012

Obituaries — Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012


Jesse Lawrence Paxton

SUMMERSVILLE — Jesse Lawrence Paxton, 78, of Summersville, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville, with Pastor Alva Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the WV Memorial Gardens at Calvin. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family can be made through the Trinity Baptist Church, PO Box 436, Birch River, WV 26610.


Augustine Virginia Phelps

Heaven received another Angel on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, when Augustine Virginia Phelps passed away at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born on August 17, 1950, at Philippi, she was the daughter of the late Robert Ison Phelps and Vernie Shomo Phelps.

Augie, as she was affectionately known by her family, was a homemaker, and had lived most of her life at Flemington, W.Va. She had made her home in Beckley since 1999. Augie enjoyed her plants, and her dogs, Lil Bit, Angelique, and Sasha.

Survivors include her children, Robert Phelps and his fiancée Leigh Ann Persinger of Beckley, and Hellen Shreve of Daniels. Her former son-in-law, Joseph Shreve Sr. of Beaver. Grandchildren: Ryan Phelps, Sean Phelps, Cpl. Joseph Shreve Jr., Ashleigh Shreve, Carrie Bland, Haileigh Persinger, Koalton Persinger, and Braxton Phelps. A brother, Sherman Phelps of Danville, Va.; three sisters, Betty Jackson Phelps of Lake Mack, Fla., Roseann Carts of St. Petersburg, Fla., Stella Forinash and her husband Ken of Martinsville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted to Celebrate The Life Of Augustine Phelps on Sunday,  November 18, 2012, at 3 p.m., at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, with Rev. Gary Devart officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

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

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

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