The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 20, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012


Mary Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Ellison Gast Paculba

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Betty Paculba passed on Nov.r 13, 2012, at her home after an extended battle with cancer.

Betty was born to William (Skinny) Andrew and Nellie L. McClure Ellison on October 29, 1934, in Beckley.

She completed high school in Beckley in 1952, attended Beckley College, worked for C&P Telephone Co. and was a reporter for Beckley Newspapers Corp. She married William (Bill) S. Gast in 1954 and settled in California in 1963. She was preceded in death by Bill in 1972. Years later she married Agaton (Tony) Paculba and returned to Beckley where she served as the executive director of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. She retired to Nevada and in 1997 moved to Maryland to be closer to her brother and his family. Betty loved to play bridge and was an avid reader.

Betty is survived by her brother, Robert W. Ellison, sister-in-law, Linda Webb Ellison, nieces and nephews Tammy and Eric Rhoades, Kirk and Deanna Ellison and five grandnieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at Aspen Hill Christian Church where she was a member, 13501 Georgia Ave., Aspen Hill, MD 20906.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Verta Lou Jones Pomeroy

MEADOW BRIDGE — Verta Lou Jones Pomeroy, 86, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home following a long illness.

Born June 25, 1926, in Springdale, she was the daughter of the late Beury and Lula Hunter Jones.

Verta was a homemaker and a member of Beelick Knob Tabernacle Church of Meadow Bridge.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer L. Pomeroy Jr; a son, Darrell Wayne Pomeroy; and four brothers, Thelmar, Harry, Grover and Calvin Jones.

Those left to cherish her memory are a daughter-in-law, Carol Pomeroy of Meadow Bridge; a sister, Edna Morris of Meadow Bridge; two grandsons, Michael Wayne Pomeroy and wife, Patty and Rodney Dean Pomeroy; three great-grandchildren, Felicia, Dillon, and Madison; as well as eight nieces and seven nephews.

Services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle with Rev. Sherman McCombs officiating. Burial will follow at the End of the Trail Cemetery in Clintonville.

Friends may call one hour prior (noon to 1 p.m.) to the service. There will be no evening visitation.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

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