The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 24, 2012

Obituaries — Monday, Dec. 24, 2012


Richard Davis ‘Rick’ Mann

HILLDALE — Richard Davis “Rick” Mann, 60, of Hilldale died Friday, December 21, 2012, at Summers County A.R.H. following a short illness.

Born October 17, 1952, in Hinton, he was the son of the late Herndon A. and Zelma Dean Bragg Mann.

Rick was a former employee of Kroger Corporation in Hinton and also a former employee of the Hinton News. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church at Hilldale and also a member of the Hinton Elks Lodge. Rick was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a lifelong resident of Summers County.

Survivors include a son, Jody Mann and wife Pamela of Princeton, and a daughter, Richelle Fritts of Hinton. One brother, Robert Alan Mann and wife Margaret of Germantown, MD. One granddaughter, Deborah Marie Ashley of Princeton, and a great-granddaughter, Genevieve Marie Ashley of Princeton.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Rev. Glen Pysell officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church Cemetery at Hilldale.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Norman Richmond, Eugene Jones, Dale Dillon, Bill Ball, Fred Thompson and Lewis Hodge.

Online condolences and guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.

Becky Smith

MULLENS — Rebecca Dawn Smith, 41, of Mullens passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are incomplete at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Annalee L. Vandall

GREEN SULPHUR SPRINGS — Annalee L. Vandall, 70, of Duncan Branch Road, passed away Friday evening, December 21, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, West Virginia, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born August 22, 1942, at East Rainelle, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Ray C. and Rosalee Martin Cox.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Freddie Lee Vandall in 1996.

Annalee was an active member of Elton Community Church. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and homemaker.

Those left to cherish her memory are 2 daughters: Kendra Vandall Calhoun and husband Bill of Manassas, Virginia, and Lisa Vandall Kerschner of Parkersburg, WV; 3 grandchildren: Jennifer Rookstool, Travis Harless and Candace Harless.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle, with Rev. Clay O’Dell officiating. Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service (1 to 2 p.m.) at the funeral home.

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Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace of Rainelle.

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