The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 31, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013


Maurice Jackson ‘Jack’ Ramsey

PETERSTOWN — Maurice Jackson “Jack” Ramsey, 89, of Peterstown, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Green Hill Cemetery in Union, with Rev. Bob Ratliff officiating.

Friends may call at the Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home in Union from noon till service time at 1 p.m.

Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home in Union is in charge of arrangements.

James C. ‘Jimmy’ Sauls

James C. “Jimmy” Sauls, 84, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

Born March 30, 1928, in Montcoal, W.Va., he was a son of the late Basil Clinton Sauls and the late Nancy Margaret Sauls.

He worked for Pittston Coal Corporation for 25 years, having worked a total of 42 years in the mines. He was a member of the UMWA local 1391 where he served as treasurer. Jimmy was a member of the Bradley Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Jacqueline Turner, and his twin brother, William “Bill” Sauls.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 57 years, Ruby Christine Lucas Sauls; two daughters, Phyllis (Dwane) Pizzino of Buford, Ga., and Shelia (Russell) Foster of Proctorville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Justin Pizzino, Kristen Foster, and Kaitlyn Foster; one great-grandchild, Emily Pizzino; sisters, Betty Copelin of Lavernge, Tenn. and Rozella Powers of Peru, Ill.; one brother, Leon Sauls of Beckley; three sisters-in-law, Minnie Lucas of Dameron, Gail (Lorenzo) Hamilton of Dameron, and Alma (Jeff) Radford of Chesterfield, Va.; three  brothers-in-law, Scottie (Brenda) Lucas of Keswick, Va., Jerry (Marlene) Lucas, and Dean (Ruth) Lucas, both of Dameron, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Jim Lucas, Wayne Peters, and Daniel Legg officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may gather with the family Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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

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