The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 23, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012

Cora M. Adkins

Cora M. Adkins, 91, of Coal City, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.

Arrangements are pending completion with Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.

Kathie Gene Bailey

BRENTON — Kathie Gene Bailey, 59, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.

Arrangements are incomplete. Services entrusted to Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

Mary Catherine ‘Kitty’ Roach Brenemen

SCARBRO — Mary Catherine “Kitty” Roach Brenemen, 75, of Scarbro, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Dorothy B. Christian

RENICK — Mrs. Dorothy B. Christian, 88, of Renick died Dec. 21, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at McCraw Funeral Home in Frankford with the Rev. Roger Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Morningside Cemetery at Renick.

Arrangements by McCraw Funeral Home in Frankford.

Charles Ervin Cline

BAISDEN — Charles Ervin Cline, 75, of Baisden, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.

Funeral will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, with Pastor Clifford Rawls. To honor his wishes he will be cremated. Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene Cook

CLEAR FORK — Eugene Cook, 85, departed this life Friday, December 21, 2012.

Born October 8, 1927, he was the son of the late Hugh M. and Martha Toler Cook.

Eugene was a 1945 graduate of Baileysville High School and played for the school’s basketball team. He was also a 1959 graduate of Concord College, with degrees in Physical Education and Social Studies. He was a local and national member of the Beta Sigma and Kappa Sigma Kappa fraternities.

Eugene was an educator for thirty-four years. Throughout that time, he served as a teacher and basketball coach at Reedy Creek, Long Branch, Huff Consolidated, and Baileysville Elementary schools. He had been retired thirty-two years.

He had a love for Blue Grass music and started his own group, The Faithful Few. While he could play almost any instrument, he was an exceptional mandolin player.

He was a member of the Oceana United Methodist Church. He also attended Sun Hill Community Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Hugh Cook, Jr.; a sister, Neva Cook; a sister-in-law, Edith Cook; and a niece, Judy Hamby.

Those left to cherish Eugene’s memory are his wife of sixty-two years, Juanita Cole Cook; a daughter, Lisa Cook Cox and husband, Corky; a special grandson, Zachary Cox, who followed in his grandfather’s footsteps by graduating from Concord University; a niece, Kathryn Toler and husband, Bill, of Kopperston; and two great-nieces, Cindy Blagg, her husband, David, and their daughter, Mary Beth, of FL and Rebecca Hamby of OH. He also leaves behind special friends, Jim, Paulette and Ryan Blankenship of Clear Fork, Hazel Conn of Long Branch, Gary Mitchell of Oceana, Mike Belcher of Oceana, Ray and Mildred Shrewsbury of Stephenson; and Pastor Betty Roach of Oceana.

A celebration of Eugene’s life will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 24, 2012, at Evans Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Melissa White and Rev. Jay Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Friends may call Sunday, December 23, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Bowers Hospice and Princeton Hospice for the care they provided to Eugene.

An online guestbook and other information can be found at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Cook family.

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