The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 14, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, Jan. 14, 2013


William C. Cooke

OAK HILL — William C. Cooke, 69, of Oak Hill, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.

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Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Steve J. Grzyb

Steve J. Grzyb, 93, of Beaver, died Saturday Jan. 12, 2013.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Elizabeth Josephine Moodespaugh Halstead

LOWELL — Elizabeth Josephine Moodespaugh Halstead, age 90, of Lowell, W.Va., departed this life on Friday, January 11, 2013, at her home in Lowell, following a short illness.

Born January 9, 1923, in Skelton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William “Moody” and Capitola Stover Moodespaugh of Cranberry, W.Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce Moodespaugh; three sisters, Madeline Sawyers, Beulah Hancock, and Ann Moodespaugh; and her loving husband of 67 years, William Edward “Bill” Halstead, on November 7, 2011.

During their wonderful life, Bill and Jo worked together in a building contracting business and as owners of Greener Acres Dairy. Over the years, they employed many young men from the area and they were active in many community and civic organizations. Mrs. Halstead was of the Presbyterian faith and their home was always open to family and friends to join them in fellowship and love.

Survivors include her children, Phil Halstead and his wife, Trudy, of Alderson, W.Va., and Barbara Halstead Bowling and her husband, Jim, of Lowell/Pence Springs, W.Va.; former daughter-in-law, Diana Merritt Halstead of Alderson, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Mitch Bowling and his wife, Lori, of Chalfont, Pa., Brian Bowling and his wife, Sharon, of Atlanta, Ga., Crystal Crouch of Charleston, W.Va., Lewis Halstead of Alderson, W.Va., and Hilarie Boone and her husband, Joe, of Charleston, S.C.; seven great-grandchildren, Turner, Sydney, and Riley Bowling of Chalfont, Pa., Bryce and Brooks Bowling of Atlanta, Ga., Emma Crouch of Charleston, W.Va., and Madison Boone of Charleston, S.C.; three stepgrandchildren, Theresa Bostic, Kay Hunter, and Georgeanne Godby all of Alderson, W.Va.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, W.Va., with the Rev. Sam Groves and Pastor Joanne Hartman officiating.  Burial will follow at the Keller Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lowell, W.Va. Friends may call Monday, January 14, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mitch Bowling, Brian Bowling, Turner Bowling, Lewis Halstead, Joe Boone, and Michael Sawyers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jim Monroe, Norman Cole, Wayne Angel, Duane Rudisill, Ranny Rhodes, and Jim Eskins.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Talcott Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 108, Talcott, WV 24981.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson, W.Va.

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