The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 7, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, Jan. 7, 2013


Clinton Roosevelt Merritt

OAK HILL — Clinton Roosevelt Merritt, 77, of Oak Hill passed away Friday, January 4,  2013, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Born February 24, 1935, at Raleigh, North Carolina, the son of the late Luther Merritt and Queen Elizabeth Mills Merritt.

Besides his parents, Clinton was preceded in death by the love of his life Linda Merritt who passed away January of 2006.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter Clinetra Merritt Pannell and husband William of Beckley, grandchildren Kanille Pannell, Keshawn Pannell, Kamya Pannell, and Katyra Pannell.

His remains rest at the High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main St., Oak Hill, Where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Brian Freeman officiating and where the family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of the service at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in High Lawn Memorial  Park.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Martha Anne Morgan

PETERSTOWN — Martha Anne Morgan, 74, of Peterstown, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. 

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown. There will be no funeral service.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Morgan family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Lesta Mae ‘Sis’ Roberts

LEIVASY — Lesta Mae (Sis) Roberts, 83, passed away Saturday evening, January 5, 2013, in Summersville Regional Medical Center, following a short illness.

Born November 17, 1929, at Quinwood, WV, she was the daughter of the late Lacy and IO McClung Trout.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Ellis Roberts; 2 sons, Brian Keith and Bern Lee Roberts; 3 brothers, Landis, Donald, and Lendon Trout.

She was a member of Victory Chapel Church of Leivasy, and was a homemaker. She loved all her grandchildren, and she recently had her first great-grandchild, “Carter Jeffrey Long,” whom she made the trip to Ohio to meet.

Survivors include 4 daughters: Bela Ann Jones (Eddie) of Leivasy, WV, Kay Roberts of Leivasy, WV, Beth Stewart of Canal Fulton, Ohio, Robin Roberts of Leivasy, WV; 4 sons: Bruce Roberts (Kim) of Nettie, WV, Dana Roberts (Penny) of Mount Nebo, WV, Bo Roberts of Leivasy, WV, Bob Trout of Leivasy; 1 sister: Cheryl Boggs (Conard) of Rainelle, WV; 5 grandchildren: Kelli, Jimmy Lee, Alex, Anna, and Garrett; 1 great-grandchild: Carter Jeffrey Long; 5 stepgrandchildren: Makayla, Laci, Landan, Terry, and Edward; several nieces, nephews, and other extended family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Mtn. Baptist Church at Carl, West Virginia, with Pastor Dave Acree officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Wallace & Wallace Chapel in Rainelle.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt “THANK YOU” to Dr. David P. Allen and his staff of Rainelle, as well as the staff of Summersville Regional Medical Center.

Pallbearers will include Freddy Roberts, Luke Nesselrotte, Jeffrey Boggs, Brian McClung, Donnie Mullens, Warren Trout, and Delbert Lewis.

Arrangements entrusted to Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home of Rainelle.

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