The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 3, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013



Jeanette L. Haines

Jeanette Lynn Haines, of Central Avenue, Lester, died Saturday, Dec.  29th, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital following a short illness. She was 50 years of age.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.



Lakey Halsey

SAULSVILLE — Lakey Halsey, age 100, of Saulsville,  passed away Monday, Dec.  31, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Rhoda Bradbury Cline of Skin Fork.

She was a lifelong resident of Wyoming County.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading the Bible, listening to gospel music and quilting.

Lakey was one of the original founding members of the Sweet Home Baptist at Maben.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George and her children, Willadean, Gerald and Roger.

She is survived by her children, Alycia Stegall and her husband, Tom of Pontotoc, Miss., Lynell Daniels and her husband, Tommy of Pineville, and Robert Halsey and his wife, Pam of Richmond, Va.; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A special mention goes to Nikki Daniels, who sat tirelessly by her bedside and encouraged her to tell stories about her youth, as “Mamaw” was a living history book, and Lana Blankenship, a very special caregiver who was loved very much by Lakey.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Calfee Funeral Service Chapel, with the Rev. Evan Arkell officiating. Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, at the funeral home.

An online guestbook and additional information can be found at

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Halsey family.


Victor  L. Hartnett

BIRCH RIVER — Victor L. Hartnett, 87, of Birch River, Nicholas County, W.Va., passed away in his sleep on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, after a short illness.  

Victor was born in Moravia, N.Y., on April 17, 1925 and grew up on a farm overlooking the Finger Lakes. He was the son of the late Howard W. Hartnett, a farmer, and Nellie Forrest Hartnett, a school teacher. He had four siblings: the late Dr. Bernard Hartnett, Donald Hartnett, Delores Hartnett Pope, and Coral Hartnett, all of upstate New York.

Victor was a WWII veteran, who served in the Philippines and Okinawa, Japan. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and provided for his family by working as an electrician in many states and in Greenland.

Vic had four biological children with his first wife, the late Helen Audrey Hobson Hartnett.  He was preceded in death by three sons; Victor Dou, Mark Steven, and Keith Thomas, and is survived by his daughter Vickie Hartnett Dinse, who currently resides in Buffalo, New York.

 In 1970, Vic married the late Jane C. Lindenthal and added six step-children to his family: David, George, Agnes Lindenthal Casto, William, Donald, and the late James Lindenthal.  

In addition to his 10 biological and step-children Vic is called grandpa by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He and his family moved to Braxton County, W.Va., in 1976 and then to their much loved farm on Anthony Creek, Birch River, in 1980.  Disabled in 1984, due to a well fought battle with Esophageal Cancer, he enjoyed working and maintaining the farm and running his bulldozer.

He will be missed by family and friends and remembered as an honest, hardworking, gentle man who lived a life of integrity and dignity. His body has been gifted to the WVU Human Gift Registry.

The family is planning a reception and gathering in the near future. Family and friends interested in joining together can contact Agnes L. Casto at or by calling 304-574-3567 for the time and location of the reception.

Online condolences may be sent at

Information submitted by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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