The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 3, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013



Beverly Ann Lowry

HILLDALE — Beverly Ann Lowry, 70, of Hilldale, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, following a short illness.

Born August 4, 1942 in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Eugene F. and Margaret S. Lilly Neff.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dean Lowry Jr. in October 1998.

Ann was as former clerk for the C&O Railway Company in Hinton. She retired as Secretary for the UMWA Retirement Funds in Beckley. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church at Hilldale.

Survivors include two sons, Tad Lowry and wife Sonya of Tincon, Ga. and Steve Lowry of Charlotte, N.C.; one daughter Tamara Nelson and husband Timothy of Ballengee; one brother, Jerry Neff and wife Peggy of Toledo, Ohio; one sister, Barbara Canterbury of Hinton; three grandchildren, Ann Marie Rose, Lara Huffman and Reagan Lowry; four great grandchildren, Landyn Huffman, Ashton Rose, Dalton Huffman an Avyn Margaret Rose.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2013, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton, with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery at Ballengee.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Online condolences & guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.



Edith Elzoria Dancy Lusk

OCEANA — Edith Elzoria Dancy Lusk, 66, of Oceana, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 30, 2012, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.

She was born January 15, 1946 in Jesse, W.Va., a daughter of the late Roby and Laura Cook Dancy.

She was a member of the Lacoma Baptist Church and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents her step father Denver Canterbury also preceded her in death along with seven brothers Jimmy, Ken, Willie, Barney, Edgar, Spurgeon and Lonnie Dancy and a sister Olie Stanislaw.

Edith formerly worked at the Oceana Island Creek Company Store in many capacities including Assistant Manager of the grocery department.

Those left to cherish her memories include her loving husband of 41 years Lonnie Lewis Lusk; two daughters Rebecca Susan Moore of Oceana and Sandra (Mackie) Canada of Pineville; two sons Jerry Lusk of Pineville and Ricky Lusk of Ocala, Fla.; her parents who raised her Dallas and Leo Maynard; five grandchildren Nina Lusk, Sheena Chambers, Kevin Brent Morgan, Jamie Lusk and Jackson Moore; two great grandchildren Chandler Lusk and Peyton Chambers; two sisters Susan (Gregg) Sluss of Kopperston, and Rebecca Lynn (Terry) Daniels of Matheny; three brothers Connie (Katrina) Dancy of Jesse, Frankie (Mary) Canterbury of Lynco and Michael Canterbury of Lynco; former daughter-in-law Iveth McKinney of Pineville; lifelong friend Anna Mae Lester of Clear Fork, WV; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, with Rev. Ron Harvey officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Kopperston Community Cemetery, Kopperston.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Brent Morgan, Jamie Lusk, Mackie Canada, Matthew Adams, Joe Walker, Jerry Walker and John Adams.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

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