The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 15, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, June 15, 2013


Deacon Melvin Ray Greene

Deacon Melvin Ray Greene, 62, of Stanaford, died Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Born September 1, 1950 in Layland, W.Va., he was the son of the late Beatrice and Morris Greene Sr.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, PawPaw, and brother; a coal miner by profession and retired after 21 years due to a mine injury and was a faithful member and ordained deacon of New Era Baptist Church, Stanford, W.Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Tyler, Maxine Greene, Lois Legrand, and Darlene Peck; brothers, Morris, William and James.

Those left to cherish precious memories are his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Hazel Ricardo Greene; daughters, Alisha Knight and Sheryl (Marvin) Hoover, both of Stanaford, W.Va., and Stephanie (Ralph) Robinson of Yorktown, Va.; grandchildren, CJ Knight, Taylor James, Kayla Robinson, Sydney Hoover and Alexander Robinson; sisters, Lillian Banks of Stanford, and Mary Ellen Beasley of Bronx, N.Y.; special nieces, Tammy and Shawna Beasley; special family friends, George Smith and Joe Edwards; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Stephanie and Rebecca  at Bowers Hospice House for all the excellent care provided.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 142 Mool Ave, Beckley, with Revs. Calvin Moore Jr., Jerry Staples, Nelson E. Staples III and Pastor Richard Wagoner officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

William ‘Billy’ Green

HILLTOP — William Dennis “Billy” Green, 52, of Hilltop, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Arrangements are Incomplete at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.


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