The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 23, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, June 23, 2013

Richard Johnson Amon

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mr. Richard Johnson Amon passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.; he was 75.

Mr. Amon is preceded in death by his parents Agnes and Collis Amon, a brother Don Amon, and a sister Ida Kay Crookshanks.

He is survived by his wife Gay Amon, two sons: Richard Don Amon and wife Deidra, of Marietta, GA, and Ronald Dean Amon and wife Michelle, of Temple, GA; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and a brother John Amon, of Mauldin, MO.

A service for the family will be held at a later date. A visitation will be held at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV, on Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be made through


Ann Lee Collins

Ann Lee Collins, age 72, of Prosperity, WV, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Born on October 24, 1940, at Helen, WV, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Virginia Lyons.

She was a member of the Glen Morgan Missionary Baptist Church, and was a retired cook for the Raleigh County Board of Education.

Mrs. Collins was also preceded in death by her sister, Norma Jean Lyons, and by a daughter Norma Jean Collins.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her husband of 53 years, James Ray Collins; Three sons: Jeff Collins and his wife Shirley of Greensboro, NC; Ricky Collins of Greensboro, NC; and Eddie Collins and his wife Becky of Prosperity, WV.

Grandchildren: Lee Ann Collins of Prosperity, Aleisha Collins of Prosperity, Jeremy Collins of Ridgeway, Virginia, Jessi Pritt and her husband Elliott of Japan, Andy Stone of Oak Hill, and Cody Taylor of Pax.

Great-grandchildren: William Noah Jackson, Bayleigh Cheyenne Collins, of Ridgeway, Virginia, and Abel Pritt of Japan.

Mrs. Collins loved spending time with her family, relaxing, and playing a game of bingo.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley with Pastor Ernie Junior Moye officiating. Burial will follow at the Workman’s Creek Cemetery at Workman’s Creek. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.

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