The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 5, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013

Hazel Graham

OCEANA — Hazel Graham, 94, of Oceana passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013. 

Born April 6, 1918, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late John and Sylvania Cambell Roberts.

Hazel was a longtime resident of Wyoming County, having moved to the area with her family in the 1950s. She was a homemaker and attended Faith Baptist Church in Matheny.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Graham; a son, Kenneth Graham; and a grandson, Gary Cooley.

Those left to cherish her memory are a son, Charles Graham and wife, Lynn, of Alabama; a daughter, Louise Cooley of Kentucky; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Graham of Oceana; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Hazel’s life will be 1 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2013, at the Evans Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Johnny Toler officiating. Interment will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny.

Friends may gather with the family 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, January 5, at the funeral home.

An online guestbook and additional information may be found at

Evans Funeral Home of Oceana is serving the Graham family.

Jeanette L. Haines

Jeanette Lynn Haines, 50, of Central Avenue, Lester, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Melton Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow in the Lester Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service hour.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary Inc., Beckley.

Jerry Holman Holland

DAWSON — Jerry Holman Holland, 65, of Dawson, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013, following a sudden illness.

Born November 27, 1947, he was the son of the late George Nathan and Helen Marie Heaster Holland.

Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Ronald N. Holland.

Those left to cherish his memory include his brother, Daniel L. Holland of Denton, N.C.; a niece, Patty Holland, and a nephew Bobby Holland.

Services will be held Sunday, January 6, 2013, at 2 p.m., at the Wallace Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum, at Clintonville, with Rev. Lee Harris officiating. Entombment will follow at the mausoleum.

Friends may gather with the family at the Mausoleum one hour prior to services.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Inc. of Rainelle.

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