The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 10, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013


Betty Ballard

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Betty Ballard, age 82, of Charlotte, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Mecklenburg Health Care Center.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Greta D. Bishop

ADVANCE, N.C. — Greta D. McKinney Mills Bishop, 94, of Advance, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at the residence of her daughter, Peggy Joyner following a long illness.

Arrangements are incomplete at Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Heidi Brown

Heidi Brown, 33, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following a sudden illness.

On line condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Jennings S. ‘Muscles’ Bunting

RICHWOOD — Jennings S. “Muscles” Bunting, 84, of Richwood, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 6, 2013.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2013, at New Prospect Baptist Church, Richwood, with Pastor Dwayne Walker officiating. Burial will follow in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Clarence William Harmon Jr.

RAINELLE — Clarence William Harmon Jr., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville, with Pastor Bennie Kenney officiating.

Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Rainelle.

Laura Kay Hall Jarrell

Laura Kay Hall Jarrell, of Glen Daniel, a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 7, 2013, after a sorrowful battle with cancer.

Laura was born November 16, 1952 in Bee Branch, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Juanita Hall. She was also preceded in death by a son Brandon Claypool, step-daughter, Chrissy Jarrell.

She is survived by her husband, James Randy Jarrell; two daughters, Kimberly Lester of Beckley, Erica Claypool, also of Beckley and a son, Michael Claypool; other survivors include a step-daughter, Angela Jarrell, eight sisters, and one brother; two grandsons, Jordan, who made his home with Kay and Randy and Jagger Claypool and a granddaughter, Jaden Claypool; stepgrandchildren Kyrsten, Spencer, Brian, Brianna; also a dear life long friend, Cathy Thompson.

Anyone who knew Kay could say she loved to laugh. She liked dancing, music, and shopping but most of all she enjoyed spoiling her grandchilden. The family would like to offer a special thanks to the Nurses, Staff, and Doctors at the Bowers Hospice House.

Laura’s request was for cremation only. A memorial service held 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon, January 11, 2013, at the Freewill Baptist Church, Dameron, with Pastor Bob Meadows and Pastor TJ Salngo officiating.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Hospice: Hospice of Southern WV Inc. PO Box 1472 Beckley, WV 25801.

Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, is serving the family.

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