The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 20, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Fred Basham

Fred Basham, 89, of Beckley, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ken Souder officiating. Burial will follow at the Wildwood Cemetery in Beckley.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services. Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at www.rose    

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Louella Bennett

Louella Bennett, 57, of Cool Ridge, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at her residence.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

David Cadle

HARRISBURG, Pa. — David Cadle, 74, formerly of Beckley, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

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

Lillie B. Collins

GILBERT — Lillie B. Collins, 89, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.

Friends may gather with the family at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert today from 6 to 9 p.m.

Services will be Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at Sharon Heights Assembly of God in Hampden with Rev. Russell King, Rev. Anthony Hudgins and Rev. Arville Cline officiating. Burial will follow at the Hatfield Cemetery in Hampden.

Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Pamela Sue Dillon

MOUNT HOPE — Pamela Sue Dillon, 52, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

James Franklin Griffey

OAK HILL — James Franklin Griffey, 56, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Oak Hill.

Mr. Griffey was cremated. There will be no visitation or service.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneral

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.with pic

Kenneth Henry

2nd Timothy 4:7 — “I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” And so, our most cherished Kenny Henry of Rustic Hills, Crab Orchard, finished his race on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital following a courageous battle with colon cancer. He was 60 years of age.

Known affectionately as Kenny all his life, Kenneth Richard Henry was born on Jan. 2, 1952, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The first of four children, his parents are Anna Belle Harrison Henry of Dunbar and the late Harry Lee Henry. Kenny was a beloved son.

Kenny spent his childhood in Charleston, graduating from Stonewall Jackson High School, Class of 1970. At the age of 16, he went to work for Kroger as a bag boy. At the time of his illness, Kenny had 41 years of service, being the manager of the Kroger at Beaver.

Kenny immensely enjoyed his job and loved his employees. He will be remembered for his high work ethic. When he had time, Kenny enjoyed golfing and going to the dog tracks with his best friend, Dennis Miller.

In the 1970s friends would introduce Kenny to a pretty Charleston girl, Marilee Johnson.  Kenny and Marilee would marry on Aug. 19, 1977. To this union was born their two daughters, Krista Michelle and Jessica Renee. 

The family has made their home at Rustic Hills for the past 20 years. They all share a love for animals, and have saved many through “animal rescue.” Kenny and Marilee were a great team. Marilee was holding Kenny’s hand when he passed away, “Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go.”

In addition to his mother, Anna, Marilee and the girls, Kenny leaves to cherish his memory, twin sisters, Beverly Sue Atkins and her husband, Rick of Sevierville, Tenn. and Anna Lou Hodges and her husband, Randy of Charleston, and his brother, Greg Henry of Powder Springs, Ga.; five nephews survive as well as the Johnson family, Carolee Higginbotham and her husband, Jimmy of Charleston and John Johnson and his wife, Carolyn of Ocala, Fla.; along with several nieces and nephews; and Kenny’s Kroger family.

Kenny’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Melton Mortuary, 1200 Harper Road, Beckley. A Committal Service will be Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. in the Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum where Kenny will be entombed. 

Those wishing to attend the committal services are asked to meet at the mortuary by 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Family members, friends and co-workers will serve as pallbearers.

Kenny’s family would like to publicly thank the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia and Raleigh Regional Cancer Center of Beckley. 

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary Inc., Beckley.

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