The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 10, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013


Yvonne Sue ‘Bonnie’ Tyree

Yvonne Sue “Bonnie” Tyree, 74, of Midway went to see her Jesus on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, in an Ocala, Florida, hospital following a long illness.

Born March 7, 1938, in Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Edith Burnside Miller.

Bonnie loved life, she enjoyed traveling, eating out, and just being with her family, she was a friend to everyone she met.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her son Mark Allen Tyree, her brother Bob Miller.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 47 years Roy Tyree, her son Roger Tyree of Crab Orchard, 2 daughters Lisa Hodge and husband Lewis of Mabscott, and Mary Paidron and her husband Lupie of Mt. Airy, NC. Six grandchildren and four great-grandsons, her sister Sue Lacrosse and husband Dan of Georgia, and two very special family members Barbara Tyree, and Michael Cozart, and two nephews and one niece, and a host of dearly loved friends who will miss her greatly.

Services celebrating the life of our beloved Bonnie will be held 2 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2013, in the chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Bell officiating. Following the service Bonnie will be laid to rest in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family from noon until service time Monday at the funeral home.

An Online guest registry and other information can be found by visiting

The honor of serving the Tyree Family has been given to the Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, West Virginia 25801.

Dempsey ‘Demp’ Walls

CLEAR FORK — Dempsey “Demp” Walls, 85, of Clear Fork, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with the Rev. Allen Blankenship officiating. In keeping with the family’s wishes he will be cremated. Friends may gather with the family from 5 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

E-mail letters of sympathy may be sent at

The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.

Alma Grace Weese

CRAIGSVILLE — Alma Grace Weese, 101, of Craigsville, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with the Rev. Tim Skaggs officiating. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Cowen. Visitation will be from 11 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the funeral home.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

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