The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 3, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013



Lawrence Dale Allen

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

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, in Hinton, with Pastor Merrill Hedrick officiating. Burial will follow in the Helmick Cemetery near Dawson.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. com

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.


Nazha Ammar

CHARLESTON — Nazha Ammar, 91, of Charleston, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Raleigh Center in Daniels, W.Va.

She was born Nov. 25, 1921 in Syria, a daughter of the Alex and Sadie Ammar. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Ammar, brother Shafeek Ammar and special sister in law Radine Ammar Queen.

She is survived by her daughters, Lana (Randy) Hay of Sissonville, and Nancy (Howard) Brown of Beckley. Grandchildren, Tammy, Jonathan and Natalie Ann. Great Grandchildren,  Gregory, Allison, Benjamin, Jacob and Amber; and one sister, Jaqueline Hill.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the St. George Orthodox Church,  with the Very Rev. Father Olof H. Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in South Charleston.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the St. George Orthodox Church in Charleston.

James Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of the arrangements.


Lettie Chafin Brescoach

WHITMAN — Lettie Chafin Brescoach, 79, a native of Holden, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Maryetta United Baptist Church at Verdunville, with Pastor Lonnie Gore officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill, W.Va. Friends may call on Friday two hours prior to services at the church.

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Honaker Funeral Home in Logan, is in charge of her services.

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