The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

January 11, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Jan. 11, 2013


Gina Adkins

OAK HILL — Gina Ann Adkins, 39, of Oak Hill, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013, at home.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Gina’s family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are incomplete at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

Juanita Adkins

HURRICANE — Mrs. Juanita Adkins, 80, of Hurricane, W.Va., passed away after a long battle with Alzeheimers Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Teays Valley Center at Hurricane.

She was born on June 15, 1932, at Stowe, W.Va., the daughter of the late Eli and Edna Staten Stepp.

Mrs. Adkins attended Becco United Baptist Church while living at Amherstdale, W.Va. and First Christian Church of Logan while living at Godby Heights, W.Va. She was a Business Office Manager for Dr. Pacis and worked at Man ARH for 22 years.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Manuel Adkins, three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include four children, Brenda Gail (Glen) Hurley of Scott Depot, W.Va., Gary (Teresa) Adkins of Mallory, W.Va., Sheila (Mike) Zeto of Beaver, W.Va., and Scott (Lisa) Adkins of Hurricane.

Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville, W.Va., with Rev. Rex Workman officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby, W.Va.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville.

Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at  Chapmanville, are in charge of the arrangements.

Greta D. Bishop

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

Born September 14, 1918, at Beartown, she was the daughter of the late Leonard McKinney and Rebecca Church McKinney.

Greta was a member of the Mullens Family Worship Center. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, but most of all she was a Godly woman who would take people in and take care of them, and she will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by two husbands, Oliver Mills and Jessie James Bishop; five sons, Johnny Mills, Eugene Mills, Otis Mills, James Hubert Mills, and Melvin Mills; one daughter, Bobbie Jean Shrewsberry; three grandsons, Brian Keith O’Neal, Eddie Dean Shrewsberry, and Kenneth Ray Bishop; two great grandsons, Dewey Shrewsberry Jr. and Dustin Shrewsberry; two great granddaughters, Amber Massey and Ashley Coe; and several brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory are four daughters, Helsie O’Neal and her husband, William of Allen Junction, Phyllis Mills and her husband, Billy of Basin, Drema Shrewsbury and her husband, Alvin of Barkers Ridge, and Peggy Joyner and her husband, Eddie of Advance, N.C.; 30 grandchildren; 75 great grandchildren; 50 great great grandchildren; one brother; three sisters; and a very special friend, Jeff Shrewsberry of North Carolina.

The family would like to thank Peggy Joyner (our sister) for the wonderful loving care she gave our Mother. God will bless you for this.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Mullens Family Worship Center, with Rev. Chuck Morgan and Pastor John Rogers. Burial will follow in the John H. McKinney Cemetery at Basin.

Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com

The family of Greta Bishop is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.

Heidi Marie Peterson Brown

Heidi Marie Peterson Brown, 33, of Beckley, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013.

She was born October 12, 1979, in Royal Oak, Mich., to J. Samuel and Dee Peterson.

As a young child of only two years old she accepted the Lord as her Savior and lived her whole life as a follower of Jesus. She spent most of her childhood years in Aurora, Colo., until moving to Beckley in 1995.

Heidi graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lee University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications with a specialty in Media Writing. While at Lee she met and married Jason Michael Brown in 2001. Heidi and Jason welcomed their first child Joshua Michael in 2002 followed by Caleb Samuel in 2004, Ainsley Catherine Grace in 2005, and Madelyn Ainsley in 2006.

Heidi was an avid reader and writer contributing articles to West Virginia South and Focus on the Family Clubhouse Kids, as well as several other newsletters, blogs and publications. She had a unique writing style that was eloquent yet practical; her writing came from a very personal place. Everyone who knew Heidi was touched by her servant’s heart. She was constantly aware of others’ needs and considered them above her own. Her servant’s heart was never more evident than with her children. She devoted her life to caring for them and teaching them to love the Lord. They are her legacy. She was a member of Faith Community Church, and was actively involved in numerous ministries serving wherever there was a need.

Heidi was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Harold and Aldyth Peterson, maternal grandfather Everett England, and her infant daughter Ainsley Catherine Grace. 

In addition to her parents, husband, and children, those who remain to be inspired by her memory are sisters and brothers-in-law Michelle and Jason Lowe and Cara and Paul Rankin of Beckley, nephews and nieces Noah, Benjamin, and Kate Lowe and Callie and Eden Rankin, and maternal grandmother Jean England of Huber Heights, Ohio, along with numerous extended family and friends.

Services will be held at the Beckley Convention Center/Faith Community Church on Sunday, January 13, 2013, with visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. and a celebration of her life at 4 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Bernhardt, Brandon Bennett, Brian Board, Arnie Brown, Craig Frazier, Derrick Spell, Brandon Spell and Paul Wright. Honorary pallbearers are Kelly Housh, Dr. Matthew Melton, Darren Peterson and Jeremy Uptegrove.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Heidi’s Kids Memorial Fund at Chase Bank at 4140 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 304-255-3164.

Special thank you to Rich Tankersley for taking such special care of our Heidi.

On line condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Theodore ‘Ted’ Cook

NEOLA — Theodore “Ted” Cook, age 79, of Neola, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Golden Living Center-Alleghany, Clifton Forge, Va.

Born December 12, 1933, at Baileysville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lee and Lake Burgess Cook.

Ted was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairlea, W.Va. and was a U.S. Marine veteran. He was a loving husband, father, grampa and devoted Christian.

Survivors include his loving wife of almost 57 years, Betty Conway Cook; one son, Gary Lee Cook and wife Kim of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; one daughter, Krystal Cook Zollinger and husband Don, Missionaries of Tirana, Albania; five grandchildren, Jeremy, Jordan and Jesse Zollinger, Megan Cook and Brian Michels; one great grandchild, Pruedance Michels.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the First Baptist Church, Fairlea, with Rev. Jack Fox officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the Cook Family Cemetery, Brenton, Wyoming County, W.Va., with Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral services at the church.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Cook family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Hubert H. Farley Jr.

Hubert H. Farley Jr., 87, of Beckley, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C.

Mr. Farley was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. He was a World War II Navy veteran and retiree of Appalachian Power Company after more than 40 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert H. Farley Sr. and Azal Hurst Farley; sister in law, Cecelia Darby, and brother in law, Ted Darby.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Frye Farley of Beckley; a brother, Thomas Edward Farley and sister-in-law, Norma Mitchell Farley, of Sabina, Ohio; a daughter, Kathy Farley Caudill and son-in-law, Larry L. Caudill, of Rock Hill, S.C.; two grandchildren, Erin Caudill Gilles and David W. Caudill, also of Rock Hill, S.C.; and three great-grandchildren and four nephews, and a niece.

Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, prior to the 1  p.m. funeral service at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

Douglas Wayne Fischer

HUNTINGTON — Douglas Wayne Fischer, 64, of Huntington, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, W.Va.

Douglas was preceded in death by his son, Noah Leslie and daughter Nancy Alishia.

He is survived by his wife, GlenEda Spence Fischer; sons, Douglas Wayne Jr. and Luke Daniel, and grandson Luke Daniel II; two special sisters-in-law, Georgia Bowman and Flossie Nancy Jarrell; two special brothers-in-law, Roger and Tommy Spence; special family friend Veta Merritt of Florida, and several other nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2002 20th St., Nitro, WV 25143.

LaTisha Reshone Green

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — LaTisha Reshone Green, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.

The services will be Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 10 Church Street, White Sulphur Springs. The family visiting hour will be at 11 a.m. at the church and service will follow at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, please make a monetary donation.

Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.

Gracie Marie Holcomb

ANSTED — Gracie Marie Holcomb, 85, of Ansted, passed away, Thursday, January 10, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted, with Pastor Jesse Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Creek Cemetery in Ansted.

Friends may call from noon until funeral time at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com

Wallace and Wallace of Ansted, is in charge of arrangements.

Merida Lee Sexton Legg

SCARBRO — Merida Lee (Sexton) Legg, 87, of Scarbro, passed into eternity in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center, after a long illness.

Merida was born May 4, 1925, at Whitesburg, Ky., the daughter of the late Clara Huckabee Sexton Barnhart and Merida Sexton.

Merida attended school in Layland and later worked at the Layland Company Store. While in Layland, she delighted in dancing and driving around in the car her brother, Estel, had left in her keeping while he was away at war.

In 1945 she was swept off her feet by the love of her life, the handsome Marine, Fred Lucian Legg. After marrying, Fred and Merida lived mainly in Oak Hill, while raising their two sons, Freddie and Wayne. In 1973 they moved to a farm on the top of Plum Orchard Lake Road and started what would become White Oak Farm and a clan of Leggs.

After Fred’s early death in 1977, Merida was surrounded by the love of her devoted sons and their families through the ensuing years.

Merida lived by the Biblical principles of never saying an unkind word about anyone and maintaining an unwavering childlike faith in God through Jesus Christ as Savior.

Merida’s amazing gift as a “baby whisperer” was legendary; fussy babies calmed almost magically in her arms. Karson and Isacc now have a loving Maw Maw to rock them until the family is reunited.

In addition to her parents, Merida was preceded in death by her husband, Fred L. Legg; her brother, Bulis (Boots) Sexton and his wife, Opal Sexton; her brother Estel Sexton; and two great–grandchildren, Karson Boggs and Isacc Boggs.

Merida is survived by her two sons, Freddie Lee Legg and wife, Becky of Scarbro and Terry Wayne Legg and wife, Mary Lou of Scarbro; granddaughter, Shauna Boggs and husband, Michael of Scarbro; grandson, Aaron Legg of Scarbro; grandson, Erik Legg and wife, Cindy of Huntington; grandson, Phillip Legg and wife, Lori of Scarbro; grandson, Kace Legg and wife, Jade of Beckley.

She is survived by 15 great-grandchildren: Logan, Connor, and Dalton Boggs; Alle Rae Legg; Andrew, Justin, Phillip James, and Derik Legg; Preston, Kade, Gage, Cole, and Ashton Legg; Avery and Kamden Legg.

She is also survived by a special sister-in-law, Edna Sexton of Oak Hill; two brothers-in law, Daniel Legg and wife, Becky of Bradley, Bobby Legg and wife, Polly of Beckley; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to give special thanks to her faithful caregivers and friends, Ruth King and Lila Holliday.

A grateful note of appreciation is also extended to Stephanie of Hospice House and to the compassionate nursing staff and doctors at Plateau Medical Center.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. Rudell Bloomfield officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Family members will serve as pallbearers with great grandchildren as honorary pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Helen Virginia Claytor Massie

Helen Virginia Claytor Massie, 97, of Daniels, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013, at her residence.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Charlotte H. McKay

Charlotte Louise Hancox McKay, 93,  of Greystone Drive, Beckley, died Wednesday, January 9th, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital, following a short illness.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary. com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.

Brian Adam Meadows

TALCOTT — Brian Adam Meadows, 25, of Talcott, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013.

Born July 19, 1987, at Fairlea, he was a son of Beecher J. Meadows Sr. and Elizabeth M. Grubb Meadows of Talcott.

Brian was employed by Utility Pole Technicians and had attended Summers County High School. He enjoyed taking care of his horses and living life to the fullest.

Preceded in death by his mother, Theresa Sue Thompson and his paternal grandparents, Barger B. Meadows Sr. and Helen K. Meadows.

Besides his parents Brian is survived by his maternal grandparents, Norman B. Grubb Jr. of South Carolina and Earldine “Duck” Grubb of Talcott; three brothers, Beecher “B.J.” Meadows Jr. and wife Jennifer Starr, Emory B. Meadows and Jonathan L. Meadows of Talcott; one sister, Kelsey M. Meadows of Talcott and one nephew, Joshua M. Meadows of Talcott. Several uncles, aunts and cousins also survive.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, with Pastor Dana Stalnaker officiating. Burial will follow in the Adwell Cemetery at Ronceverte.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. com

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Grover Ray Morrison

LOGAN — Grover Ray Morrison, 88, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Logan.

Friends may call on the family Friday, January 11, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Honaker Funeral Home in Logan, and one hour prior to services on Saturday. Military Graveside rites will be conducted.

For email condolences go to www.honakerfuneralhome.org 



Robert Frank ‘Popeye’ Myers

HINTON — Robert Frank “Popeye” Myers, 88, of 307 Greenbrier Ave., Hinton, entered eternal rest Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Summers County A.R.H. Hospital, after an extended illness.

Born December 11, 1924 in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of the late Etau S. “Red” and Lelia Mae Briers Myers.

Mr. Myers was a graduate of Hinton High School and served with the U.S. Navy in England during World War II. He was formerly employed as a salesman with Lewisburg Wholesale Company. In his retirement, he enjoyed helping scout and coach the Summers County Bobcats as long as health permitted. He was a member of Miller Memorial Methodist Church in Hinton, having served as Sunday school teacher, lay speaker and administrative board member. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and also a HAM radio operator and assisted during statewide emergencies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Heather Robbins and son-in-law, Jim Ellington.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edith Marie Brown Myers; two daughters, Marcia Gail Myers-Ellington of Leesville, LA and Sue Ann Harvey and husband Alan of Princeton; one grandson, Travis of Princeton. Special first cousin, Nancy Briers Richmond of Hinton and three other first cousins, Scott Briers of Hinton, Terry Briers of Talcott and Tom Briers of Naples, FL.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton, with Pastor Butch Honaker and Rev. Glen Pysell officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton. Friends may call from 12 noon until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be, Ronald Sowder, Kent Hellems, Jody Richmond, Mike Miller, Norman Farley, Terry Payne, Scott Briers and Tom Clinebell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Summers County Athletic Fund, One Bobcat Drive, Hinton, WV 25951.

Online condolences and guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Evelyn H. Perry

“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want ...”

On Sunday evening, January 6th, 2013, Mary Evelyn Harrison Perry, departed this life and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was in her 91st year.

Born on March 23, 1921, she was the daughter of the late D.B. and Minnie Rose Harrison.

Evelyn loved her Lord, her family and her church family. She was married to the late Seibert “Mac” Perry. Evelyn worked for years as a coal company accountant in Logan County, before relocating to Beckley.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers, being the last of her immediate family.

Survivors include her niece, Barbara Klipa and her husband, Milan and beloved niece, Ludena with whom she lived. Additional survivors include several other nieces and nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews. Evelyn is also survived by her church family, Mt. Calvary Southern Baptist Church and a host of friends. 

Services will be at the Melton Mortuary Chapel on Friday, January 11th, 2013, at 1 p.m., Pastor Wayne Nutter will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service hour.

Entombment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Steve Dillon, Jim Hartsog, Frank Mann, Ryan Nutter, Johnny Vance and Richard Bowden. Men of Mt. Calvary will serve as honorary pallbearers. 

“… and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”  Psalm 23

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.

Jason Ray Persiani    

BLUEFIELD — Jason Ray Persiani, age 33, of 1600 Hill Avenue, Apt 30, Bluefield, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2013, in Beckley.

Born on October 1, 1979 in Bluefield, he was a son of Danny Persiani of Hinton and Connie Jones of Bluefield. He was a store clerk.

He was preceded in death by Louis and Marie Persiani and Payton and Helen Jones.

Survivors include his mother, Connie Jones of the home; father and stepmother, Danny and Jackie Persiani of Hinton; brothers, Lonnie Ferguson of Ohio with whom Jason was raised with, Danny Kinley of Thomasville, N.C., Glenn Logan of Pineyview and Jacob and Timothy Persiani of Hinton; sisters, Christina Mollette of Michigan, Ginger Carey of Bluefield, with whom Jason was raised with, Christian Logan of Beaver, Melissa Williams of Mt. Hope, Athena, Candice, and Megan Persiani of Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013, at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, with Minister Jonathan Goss officiating.

Friends may call on Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to offset final expenses.

Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.

Dallas L. Peters

Dallas L. Peters, 89, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013.

On line condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Mabel Richardson

Mabel Richardson, 92, of Shady Spring, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013, in the Bowers Hospice House, following an extended illness.

Born August 30, 1920, in Crow, she was the daughter of the late Chesterfield and Lottie Bennett Boley.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Earl, her daughter Bobbi, her son John and her niece Kimberly Kay.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Gary of Long Beach California, Judith of Charleston, and Larry of Jarrett, Va.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, her beloved Ella and Lorry Beth of Princeton

Services celebrating Mabel’s life will be held at noon on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Crow Community Church, Crow. Entombment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The Family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.blueridgefuenralhome.com

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley.

Larry Ray Runion

Larry Ray Runion, 65, of Beckley, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, surrounded by his family.

Born February 2, 1947, in Beckley, he was the son of the late Russell Ray and Nina Louise Anderson Runion.

Larry was a custodian at Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary School. He was a former mechanic and loved working on cars and spending time with his family. He was a sergeant In the U.S. Army serving in Germany and Vietnam.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents, John D. and Daisy Lamb Runion and McKinney and Ollie Bunice Buckland Anderson.

Survivors include his fiancé, Mary Thomas of Beckley; sisters, Kathy Miller and husband Dennis of Daniels and Connie Miller and husband Virgil of MacArthur; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews as well as a host of cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Robert Day officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to service on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Miller, Virgil Miller, Dewayne Rutherford, Kenneth Sizemore, Ricky Runion and Jeff Runion.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801

On line condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Dessie Lucille Shannon

Dessie Lucille Shannon died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Halquist Memorial Hospice in Arlington , Va.

Lucille was born May 2, 1925, in Crichton, W.Va., to George Reece Walker and Matilda Catherine Walker. Her husband Glen Walton Shannon preceded her in death in 2009.

Lucille was the beloved mother of Katherine Sue Perkins, Reba Louise Gill and Patricia Ann Lynam. She loved being a grandmother and the love was felt and reciprocated by all of her grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving sisters Beattie Dorsey, Helen Bevins, Hilda Copen, Louise Bragg and brother Basil Walker.

Lucille loved West Virginia and lived in the Quinwood and Rainelle area. She was sad to move to Virginia in 2010 due to her declining health and to be near family.

Lucille was very active in the Quinwood and Rainelle communities for many years. She was a member of the Woman’s Club on both local and state level. Lucille was a past president of the Rainelle Woman’s Club and held other offices. She participated in many community projects over the years.

Lucille diligently worked and supported the establishment of Emergency Medical Services in Quinwood and Rainelle as well as the opening of the Rainelle Medical Center. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Rainelle Medical Center for several years.

Lucille had many talents and skills. She was well known for her cake decorating and taught cake decorating classes for many years. Lucille was also known for her excellent cooking, baking and candy making skills. She also enjoyed flower arranging, crocheting and assisting her husband with his woodworking.

Visitation will be held Saturday Jan 12, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle. Graveside services will follow at 1 p.m. at the Wallace Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace, Rainelle.

Janet Stovall

Janet Stovall, 82, of Hilltop Center, formerly of Sophia, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House.

Born November 6, 1930, at MacAlpine, to the late Wiley Casey Jones and the late Clara Francis Blevins Jones.

Janet loved traveling and exercising. She was a member of the Sophia Freewill Baptist Church. She was a former department manager with Montgomery Ward and a volunteer at Total Image Salon.

In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Jack E. Stovall Sr.; daughter, Tammy Lynn; granddaughter, April Dawn; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving three sons, Jack Stovall Jr. and wife, Pamela of Sophia, Gregory Stovall and wife, Jan of Beckley, and Jeffery A. Stovall and wife, Michelle of North Carolina; two granddaughters, Cheryl of Fayetteville and Elizabeth Prajapati and husband, Raj; grandson, Travis; two great grandchildren, Chayla and Chad Keeney Jr.; two special buddies Nathan and A.J. Easley; and several brothers and sisters.  She will be greatly missed by her family and her extended family at Hilltop Center.

Pallbearers will include Raj Prajapati, Stephen Clay, Tommy Small, Carlile Moye, Marvin Spicer Jr., and Jerry Phillips.

A service to celebrate her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Williams Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Sophia, with Pastor Donnie Kelly officiating. Following the services, Janet will be laid to rest at the Ross Family Cemetery, Flat Top.

Friends may gather with the family from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, West Virginia 25801, in memory of Janet.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com

Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 101 1st Street Sophia, is in charge of the arrangements.

John L. Wood

John L. Wood, 35, of Summersville,  passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at his home.

He was the son of Robert Thomas Wood of Cool Ridge and the late Mary Lee Maiuri Wood and was born in Charleston April 4, 1977.

John was raised in Glasgow and later moved to Cool Ridge. He was a 1995 graduate of Shady Spring High School and a standout baseball player for the Shady Spring Tigers.

In addition to his father, those left to cherish his memory include: his wife, Tara LaDawn Potter Wood; a son, Trent Allen Wood; three brothers, Michael R. Wood of Winchester, Va., Justin M. Wood of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Chad A. Wood of Bradley; and maternal grandparents, Louis and Jessie Lee Hall Maiuri of Summersville.

Funeral services will be conducted noon on Saturday, January 12, 2013, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville, with Father Xavier Cooney, SVD officiating. Burial will follow in the Kanawha Valley Memory Gardens at Glasgow.

Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 10:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

E-Condolences: watersfuneralchapel@frontier.com