The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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December 24, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Dec. 24, 2012


Ruth Ann Wood Harrah

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — Ruth Ann Wood Harrah, 85, of Christiansburg, VA, and formerly of Daniels, WV, entered through the gates of Heaven on Saturday, December 22, 2012, at the New River Valley Medical Center in Christiansburg, VA.

Mrs. Harrah was born on September 2, 1927, in Stotesbury, WV, and resided at Wheatland Hills Retirement Center in Christiansburg, VA.

She is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Harrah, her parents, Dennis Wood and Russie Crews Wood, her brother Edsel Crews Wood, and special niece Becky Wood.

She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Dennis Floyd Wood, II, and Elizabeth Wood of Cary, NC, a sister-in-law Gledis Wood of Beckley, WV, and three nephews, Dennis F. Wood, III, Stephen Edward Wood, and Edsel Carl Wood, special friends Loretta Stewart Grubb, Joseph and Teresa Chapman, and many friends at Wheatland Retirement Center in Christiansburg, VA.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 27, 2012, from 9 until 11 a.m. at Horne Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Horne Funeral Home with Pastor Porter Riner officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Blue Ridge Memory Gardens in Beckley, WV.

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Emily Kathryn ‘Katie’ Madison

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Emily Kathryn “Katie” Madison, age 63, of Pickerington, Ohio, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2012, surrounded by her family.

She was born September 10, 1949, in Beckley, WV, to the late Tracy and Edna Mae (James) Miller.

Katie grew up in Beaver, WV, and was a graduate of Morton High School and Morton College in Cicero, IL. She was a registered nurse. Katie was a member of Reynoldsburg Alliance Church where she shared her musical talents and was a Sunday School Teacher. A humble lady, she made people feel welcome and made them feel special.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Peter C. Madison; son, Matthew James Madison; brother, Ben (Shirley) Miller, and their children Bryan Miller and Cindy (Nick) McCarthy, along with son, Colton; sister, Janie Deibler; cousins and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Wilbur and Lillian Madison.

Family will receive friends 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2012, at Reynoldsburg Alliance Church, 751 Rosehill Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068, where services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m.; Pastor John Ennis, officiating; interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church in memory of Emily “Katie” Madison.

Please visit to share memories or to extend condolences.

Arrangements by Schoedinger East Chapel, 614-861-6268.

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