The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 28, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Dec. 28, 2012


Ronald Edgar Gillenwater

DRAWDY — Ronald Edgar Gillenwater, 83, of Drawdy, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 29 in the Keith Full Gospel Church, Keith, with Pastor June Ferrell and the Rev. Randy Hill. Interment will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas. The visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

James Reggie Howard

ST. ALBANS — James Reggie Howard, 51, of St. Albans, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 26, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston, WV.

He was born Sept. 5, 1961, in Charleston, WV. He was the son of the late Frank and Leatha Howard.

Reggie enjoyed traveling, going to the dog track, bowling, skating, and attending workshop at Rem. He was of the Baptist faith.

Left to cherish his memory are three brothers, Frank Howard of Charleston, WV, Timothy Howard (Brenda) of Oak Hill, WV, Leory Howard (Brenda) of Durham, NC, Clinton Howard (Betty) of Bowie, MD, a nephew Tim Howard II of Beckley, WV, one niece Nikitia Manns of Beckley, WV.

Foster mother Lillian Durgan Coleman of St. Albans, WV, Wamarc Neal, Amadi Warpora, Lee - Dorah, Michael Durgan - care giver.

Special thanks to Twania Wright, George Robrerto, and CAMC General Dunbar Rehab.

Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Durgan Funeral Home, Beckley, WV, Rev. Walter Leach and Elder Thomas Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Meadow Haven, Ingle Branch, WV. Friends may visit with the family 1 hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be the brothers.

Arrangements by Durgan Funeral Home, 1501 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, WV 25801,

Louise Yarbrough Johnson

CLARKESVILLE, Ga. — Mrs. Louise Yarbrough Johnson, 84, of Clarkesville, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.

A private memorial service will be at a later date.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542, is in charge of arrangements.

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