The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 20, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012


Shawn Quick

LEWISBURG — Shawn Quick, 36, died Nov. 15, 2012 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at

John Taylor Vernon Sr.

FAYETTEVILLE — John Taylor Vernon Sr., 87, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at Hidden Valley Health Care Center, Oak Hill, following a short illness.

Born on Nov. 6, 1925, at Charleston, he was the son of the late William Joseph and Victoria Taylor Vernon.

Mr. Vernon was a member of Fayetteville Presbyterian Church. He served in the Pacific with the U.S. Navy during WWII (1943-1945). Mr. Vernon worked for Union Carbide and retired from Elkem Metals.

He was an avid sports fan and especially loved his Mountaineer sports. “Pops” was a kind-hearted man, loved his family, had only kind words for everyone and always had a smile on his face.    

Preceded in death by his loving wife, Mildred Selvey Vernon; five sisters, Mildred, Christine, Virginia, Victoria and Laura; and one brother, Joseph.

Left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Julie (Jimmy) Stewart of Cool Ridge; two sons, James H. Vernon and John T. (Lynn) Vernon Jr., both of Fayetteville; four step-children, Christopher (Sherri) Selvey of Fayetteville, Peggy (Wayne) Gherke of Fayetteville,  David (Lisa) Selvey of Greensboro, N.C. and Jasper Selvey of Princeton; two surviving sisters, Katherine Martin of Charleston and Mary Carson of Glen Ferris; four grandchildren, Clayton Stewart, Samantha Stewart, Taylor (Erin) Vernon of Columbia, Md., and Joseph (Tiffany) Vernon and their children, Talan Vernon and Javin Vernon of Fayetteville; stepgrandchildren, Eli Selvey, Whitney Franklin, Joshua Selvey, Lucas Selvey, Charlie Selvey and Nathan Selvey.

In keeping with Mr. Vernon’s wishes, he requested his body be donated to the West Virginia Human Gift Registry at WVU, Morgantown.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

The family would like to thank Hidden Valley Health Care Center of Oak Hill and the special angels that worked there for all their care and love they shared with their dad.

Memorials in Mr. Vernon’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 921 W. Neville St., Beckley, WV 25801 or call 1-800-227-2345.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Mr. Vernon’s family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpayne

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Ave,, Fayetteville, submitted information for family.

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