The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 25, 2012

Obituaries — Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012



Paul Cunningham

CRAIGSVILLE — Paul Cunningham, 94, of Craigsvile, W.Va., died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in the West Virginia Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Calvin, W.Va.

All arrangements are made by Simons-Colman Funeral Home, Richwood, W.Va.


Lucile McClung  Dickson

Lucile M. Dickson died Dec. 21, 2012 at CareChoice Nursing and Rehab in Boerne, Texas, on December 21 of complications following a stroke. She was 94 years old.

Lucile was born in Zenith, West Virginia, the daughter of H. O. McClung and Sadie Miller McClung. She married Ernest Lionel Dickson in 1946 and is survived by her sister, Mary Ann Ware of Bogart, Ga.; children, Becky Dickson Eterno of Boerne, Texas, and Wendell E. Dickson of Clarksville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Teresa Eterno Lehtinen and  John L. Eterno; great-granddaughter, Mia Grace Lehtinen, all of Arvada, Colo.

Lucile was an elementary school teacher for over 40 years in West Virginia and Bellefontaine, Ohio, and alumna of Concord College (Now Concord University), Athens, W,Va.

A Graveside Service is planned for Friday morning, December 28, at 11 a.m. at Crozier Cemetery, Zenith, W.Va. Vaughan’s Funeral Home is handling arrangements in Texas and Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home of Union is handling arrangements in West Virginia.

Contributions in Lucile Dickson’s memory may be made to Concord University, Vermillion St., P. O. Box 1000, Athens, WV  24712-1000.


Charles Drafton

DETROIT, Mich. — Charles Drafton, 66, of Detroit, formerly of Jon Ben, W.Va., passed away Dec. 22, 2012, following a short illness.

Arrangements entrusted to Durgan Funeral Home.


Jane Alice Shirey Emfinger

HINTON — Jane Alice Shirey Emfinger, 89, of Hinton, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.

She was born on June 6, 1923, in Hinton, to the late Emmett and Claire Willey Shirey.  Jane was a graduate of Talcott High School. She was a member of Freedom Baptist Church but has been a faithful attendee of Bellepoint Baptist Church for many years.

Jane was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Leon Eugene Emfinger.  During their life together, they lived in several different states and made many lasting friendships along the way. She was a devoted wife and aunt and enjoyed spending her time tending her beautiful flowers. She will be greatly missed by all of her friends and family.

Jane was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers; Dwight, Richard, and Robert Shirey; four sisters, Ruth Deeds, Margaret Shirey, Willie Jo Cales, and Claire Grorud.

Jane is survived by Judy and Billy Parker, Jerry and Linda Ingram, Bob and Carolyn Deeds and Larry and Phyllis Deeds, Ed and Nancy Cales, Barry and Sharon Cales, Randy and Betty Cales, and John and Lynne Cales, Larry and Sue Shirey, Donna and Tracy Beamon, and Tracy and Gerald Lovley. Several great nieces and nephews and one brother-in-law, Charles Cales, also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel in Hinton with Pastors David Board and Larry Deeds officiating. Burial will follow at Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton. Friends may call at the funeral parlors an hour prior to services. Family members will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations of sympathy may be made to the Greenbrier Valley Hospice, 540 N. Jefferson Street, Box 5, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

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