The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 11, 2014

Obituaries — Friday, April 11, 2014


Grady Richard Jeffrey Sr.

YADKINVILLE, N.C. —  Grady Richard Jeffrey Sr., 70, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center.

He was born June 19, 1943 in West Virginia to the late Harry Alonzo Jeffrey and Goldie Ethel Nelson Jeffrey.

He served in the US Army during Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Jennings Jeffrey.

Surviving are his wife Betty Jane Slate Jeffrey; children, Gloria (Michael) Underwood, Jack (JoAnn) Wood, Richie (Elisha) Jeffrey; grandchildren Brad, Megan, and Marshall Drew; great grandchildren Rylee and Miley; a sister Lois “Cookie” (Mossy) Miller.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Gentry Family Funeral Service. A graveside will be held at 12 noon on Monday, April 14, 2014, at VA National Cemetery in Salisbury, N.C.

Online condolences may be made at

Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Jeffrey family.  


William ‘Bill’ Jones

CLEVELAND, Ohio — William ‘Bill’ Jones, 89, formerly of Winding Gulf, passed away on April 7, 2014.

Services will be Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the University of Church of Christ.

Forward condolences to Chapel of Peace Funeral Home, 12519 Buckeye Rd., Cleveland, Ohio.

Submitted by Durgan Funeral Services, Beckley.

Freda Mae Pettry Krise

SUFFOLK, Va. — Freda Mae Pettry Krise, 85, a native of Beaver, died April 8, 2014

A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 11, at 11 a.m. in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Suffolk, by the Rev. Steve Bingham. The family will receive friends at the funeral home an hour before the service. Graveside service and burial will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Restwood Memorial Gardens with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Family and friends are asked to gather at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors in Hinton, W.Va. at 1 p.m. on Sunday, prior to departing for the cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.  com

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

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