The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 1, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013

Lawrence D. Allen

Lawrence D. Allen, 74, of Irish Mountain Road, near Shady Spring, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.

Arrangements are pending completion at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Chessie Agnes Beaver

SUMMERSVILLE — Chessie Agnes Beaver, 91, of Summersville, passed away Sunday,  Dec. 30, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in the Waters Funeral Chapel, at Summersville, with Pastor Joe Shaffer officiating. Burial will follow in the Zoar Cemetery at Keslers Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.


Solon Brady ‘Jimmy’ Briggs

HINTON — Solon Brady “Jimmy” Briggs, 81, of 495 Stokes Drive, Hinton, died at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.

Arrangements are pending completion at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Bob Carroll

RUPERT — Bob Carroll, 76, of Rupert, formerly of Quinwood, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at home following a long illness.

Born June 4, 1936, in Quinwood, he was a son of the late Walter Edward “Toots” Carroll and the late Thelma Ann Rutherford Carroll.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Shirley Ann Carroll, and an infant daughter, Barbara Jane.

Bob was a retired coal miner having worked for Westmoreland Coal Co., a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the U.M.W.A., a horse lover, a lung transplant survivor, and a cancer survivor. Many remember him for his C.B. Radio handle as “Straight Pin.”

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Carroll; a daughter, Debbie Walkup and husband, Ron, of Hines; a son, John Carroll of Lewisburg; a special “son,” Jeff Thomas and his wife, Lorrie, of Crawley; a sister, Helen “Sis” Dudley of Covington, Va.; two brothers, Charles “Chuck” Carroll and wife, Evelyn, of Quinwood, and Earl “Buddy” Carroll and wife, Lana, of Covington; and a granddaughter, Jessica Ann Walkup.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Wallace Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, Clintonville. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan 4, at the Wallace Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, prior to the graveside service.

Wallace & Wallace, Rainelle, is in charge of arrangements.

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