The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 11, 2014

Obituaries — Friday, April 11, 2014


John Thomas Morehead

Mr. John Thomas Morehead, 103, of Lester died Thursday, April 10, 2014.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.


Patricia Ann Morgan

Patricia Ann Morgan, age 54, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at her home.

She was born May 14, 1959, in Lorain, Ohio.  

Patty made her home in Hawthorne, Fla., along with her grandson, Jonathan Minor, whom she greatly enjoyed spending time with.

She is survived by her parents, Thomas F. Greer and Gladys R. Greer of Hawthorne, Fla.; two daughters, Monica Minor of Clermont, Fla., and Nicole Minor of Hawthorne, Fla.; three sisters, Carolyn Traster and Ginnie Kender of Lorain, Ohio, and Shelva Vargovich of Hawthorne, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose & Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley,  on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 1 p.m. with Reverend Gary Eskins officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity, W.Va.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.

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

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV, 25801.


Carlile Moye

Carlile Moye, 82, of Sophia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 after a short illness.

Born July 1, 1931, he was a son of the late Paris and Hallie Ellison Moye.

Carlile enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a 1949 graduate of Stoco High School and a 1955 graduate of Concord College. Carlile received his Masters degree from WVU. After a 34 year career in education, he retired as principal from Fairdale Elementary School in 1989. Carlile also served his nation in the Army during the Korean War. 

In addition to his parents, Carlile is preceded in death his brother, Bill Moye.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 58 years, Nira Robertson Moye; son, Carlile Moye Jr.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Williams Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia with Pastor Melvin Jamison officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Robert Johnson, Greg Stovall, Jeff Collins, James Collins, Tom McKinney, Leo Shelton and Dewey Bone.

Friends may gather with the family Saturday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations of sympathy may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Williams Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 101 1st Street, Sophia.

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