The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 28, 2012

Obituaries — Friday, Dec. 28, 2012


Ray Milton Walls

WARTHEN, Ga. — Rev. Ray Milton Walls, age 76, of Warthen, Ga., died Sunday morning, Dec. 23, 2012, in the University Hospital in Augusta following a brief illness.

Rev. Walls was born in Iaeger, the son of the late Emick Ray Walls. He was a retired Baptist Minister having served churches in West Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Georgia. Rev. Walls was a member of the Tennille Baptist Church.

Survivors are: his wife, Lois K. Walls of Warthen, Ga.; a son, Timothy Edward Walls and his wife Karen Sue of Warthen; his mother, Mildred E. Walls of Beckley; seven grandchildren, Amber D. Walls, Annie L. Walls, Timothy Ray Walls, Kathryn Walls, James Schirmer, Kaylan Schirmer and Sara Schirmer; three great-grandchildren, Madison Heggs, Jayla Heggs and Bryan Heggs; a sister, M. Nadine Mossner of Frankenmuth, Michigan; his brothers, Roland K. Walls of Beckley, Darold T. Walls of Jamestown, North Dakota, Russell E. Walls of Morganton, North Carolina, Ritchie R. Walls of Mt. Hope, and Lorin H. Walls of Crab Orchard.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at the May and Smith Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Warthen, Ga. The Rev. Tim Powell officiated.

May and Smith Funeral Directors in Sandersville is in charge of these arrangements.

Jerry Randall ‘Ras’ Wright

PETERSTOWN — Jerry Randall “Ras” Wright, 54, of Peterstown, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with Pastor Bob Mann officiating. Burial will follow in the Keaton Cemetery, Greenville. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Wright family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Joshua Nicholas Wroten

OAK HILL — Joshua Nicholas Wroten, 33, of Oak Hill, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, after a long illness from injuries received in an automobile accident several years ago.

Josh was cremated. A memorial service will be at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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