The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 11, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Jan. 11, 2013


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

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

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

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