The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 11, 2014

Obituaries — Friday, April 11, 2014


Hershel Ellis Seabolt

CRAIGSVILLE — Hershel Ellis Seabolt, 83, of Craigsville, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

At his request he will be cremated.

Memorial Service will be Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Emanuel Assembly of God, Upper Glade, W.Va., with the Rev. Marty Calger officiating.

Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Donald Wayne ‘Rusty’ Trail

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. One path we shall never choose is the path of surrender or submission.

Donald Wayne ‘Rusty’ Trail, 64, of Meadow Bridge, left this earthly abode to be with his Eternal Father on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Born March 7, 1950, at Beelick Knob, he was the son of the late Harvey and Nina Burdette Trail.

Rusty proudly served in the US Army, as a dental technician, serving two tours in VietNam. He was awarded 3 ribbons and 6 medals, including the VietNam Campaign Medal, the VietNam Gallantry Cross w/Palm Medal, the VietNam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.  Rusty attended Meadow Bridge High School and graduated from Sandstone High School.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Robert ‘Bobby’ and James ‘Jimmy’ Trail and two infant sisters.

Survivors include two daughters that he loved dearly, Amy Sue Trail Fawns and fiancé Brad Brierly and Donna Jean Shields and husband Gene, all of Owinsville, Ky.; three  grandchildren Jarrett and Leann Fawns and Gracie Shields; three brothers, Harvey ‘Butch’ Trail and wife Carolyn of Lewisburg, Gary Lee Trail of Ozark, Mo. and Steve Trail and wife Violet of Hinton; five sisters Gaythlee Skaggs and husband John of West Plains, Mo., Jean Sifers and husband Lonnie of Meadow Bridge, Sandra Carter and husband Stephen of Clintonville, Marie Williams and husband Dave of Roanoke, Va. and Debra Haynes of Elton; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Lick Creek Baptist Church, Green Sulphur Springs, with Pastor Tim Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in the Halladan Cemetery on Lick Creek Road with military honors by American Legion Post #32 Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc.

Online condolences at

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

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