The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 3, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013

George Luther Burke

George Luther Burke, 71, of Glen Morgan, West Virginia, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2013, in Gary, West Virginia, after a long illness. Born October 19, 1941, in Montgomery, Virginia, he is the son of the late George S. and Mabel M. Burke.

George was the oldest of two children. He married Gayle Linden Burnett in Beckley, West Virginia, on November 28, 1960. They had two children, George Leland and Lori Dale. He served his country in the United States Army for 3 years as an automobile mechanic. He was a lifelong resident of Beckley; he worked many years as an auto mechanic, and was employed by Eastern Associated Coal for over twenty-five years. He enjoyed classic cars, Harley Davidson motorcycles, playing the guitar, a good cup of coffee, and a great joke.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Gayle, and son, George Leland Burke. George will be remembered by his daughter, Lori D. Samuel and husband, Blaine, of Moore, Oklahoma; sister, Thelma Whitfield of Beckley, WV; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and his special nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a service of remembrance for George at 1 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Glen Kuhn officiating. Following the services George will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Family and friends may gather from 12 p.m. until time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences and other information can be located by visiting

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.

Teresa Ann Cyrus

WAYSIDE — Teresa Ann Cyrus, 42, of Wayside, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel with Pete Dunford officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the services. It was Teresa’s request to be cremated following the funeral.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Cyrus family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

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