The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 15, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, June 15, 2013


Dorothy Kathern Barnard (Obugene) Hancock

Dorothy Kathern Barnard (Obugene) Hancock, age 76, of Pleasant Grove, Ala., passed away June 11, 2013, with her family by her side.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Dorothy will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley with Dr. Charles Bright officiating. She will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home in Beckley.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy may be made to the family via

Arrangements with Peoples Chapel Funeral Home, Hueytown, Ala., and Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.

Walter Fred Helvey Sr.

HOLLYWOOD — Walter Fred Helvey Sr., 83 of Hollywood, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Greenbrier Valley Hospital in Fairlea following a long illness.

He was born at Hollywood, March 15, 1930 a son of the late Jesse Thomas and Elizabeth Hoke Helvey.

Mr. Helvey was a retired electronics engineer, a member of the Bruffey’s Memorial United Methodist Church at Hollywood, a member of the Civitan Club in Mauldin, SC and a veteran of the US Army having served in the 82nd Airborne.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Leonard, Woodrow, Frank and Wade Helvey; six sisters, Ruby Nickell, Ruth Davidson, Maggie Glover, Gladys Bland, Gertrude Martin and Nellie Davidson.

Surviving is his wife of 56 years; Constance Ann “Connie” Bostic Helvey of Hollywood; six sons, Walter F. “Wally” Helvey Jr. and wife, Deborah of Gap Mills, Gregory Charles Helvey and wife, Tracy of Simpsonville, S.C., Vernon Henry Helvey and wife, Joy of Easley, S.C., Michael Alan Helvey and wife, Michelle of Mooresville, N.C., Jeffery Clark Helvey of Simpsonville, S.C., Jesse Edward Helvey and wife, Lisa of Greenville, S.C.; nine grandchildren, Joy, Zachary, Katherine, Jacob, Aidan, Megan, Evan, Brooks and Woody; four brothers and sisters, Cindy Howard of Organ Cave, Virgil Helvey of Sinks Grove, Clayton Helvey of Roanoke and Dave Helvey of Wanatchee, Wash.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Hollywood Tabernacle at Hollywood with Rev. Lawrence Bennett and Rev. Marva Smearman officiating. Burial will follow in the Carlisle Cemetery at Hollywood.  

Friends may call at the Groves Funeral Home in Union from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and at the Tabernacle one hour prior to the services.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Bruffey’s Memorial United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.

Groves Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

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