The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 28, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Dec. 28, 2012


Alta Juanita Mason Saye

OAK HILL — Alta Juanita Mason Saye, 86, of Oak Hill, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements are incomplete. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Ricky James Shrewsbury

ALPOCA — Ricky James Shrewsbury, 48, of Alpoca, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born Feb. 23, 1964, at Welch, he was the son of the late Frank J. Belcher and Jean Burnette Shrewsbury.

Ricky was a member of the Covel Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed hiking, camping, being outdoors, spending time with the children and being with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eric Belcher.

Survivors include his wife, Denise Wilkinson Shrewsbury; two stepdaughters, Julie Humphrey and her husband, David, of Delmar, Maryland, and Samantha McBride and her husband, Russell, of Covel; a stepson, Joseph O’Neal and his wife, Teresa, of Skygusty; stepmother, Patricia Belcher of Alpoca; four sisters, Ann Bell of Spanishburg, and Sherry Mullins, Eve Lester and Priscilla Belcher, all of Alpoca; three brothers, Buster Shrewsbury of  Spanishburg, Lonnie Lester of Covel, and James Belcher of Alpoca; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Ricky’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, Pineville, with the Rev. Ricky Shrewsbury officiating. Burial will follow in Leonard Goode Family Cemetery, Bud Mountain. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from noon until time of service on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ricky’s name to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, PO Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802. The family would like to extend  a special thank you for the care Ricky received from the home-side nursing staff of Hospice.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Shrewsbury family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the Shrewsbury family.

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