The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 26, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, April 26, 2013


Phyllis Allene Cline

ALDERSON — Phyllis Allene Cline, 73, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, with the Rev. Grant Pettit officiating. Burial will follow in Brushy Fork Cemetery, Isaban. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Mounts Funeral Home, Gilbert.

Nellie Marie Forren

LEWISBURG — Nellie Marie Forren, 73, of Lewisburg, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in the Greenbrier Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Fairlea.

Born December 15, 1939, at Beelick Knob, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie E. and Ella J. Smith Forren.

Marie was a Christian and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Lewisburg. Her favorite hymn was “Amazing Grace” and she could be heard singing throughout the halls of the manor. Marie will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Fred, Vearl, Charles and Clinton Forren, and three sisters, Thelma Sproles, Laura Forren and Betty Bailey.

Survivors include one brother, Joseph Forren and wife Florence of Lewisburg; four sisters, Gaye Pope of Rock Falls, IL, Mae Young of Lebanon, OH, Mildred Bowyer and husband Charles of Danese and Leta Hann of Lewisburg; three sisters-in-law, Frances Baugh of Danese, Edna Forren of Illinois and Audrey Forren of Wyoming County; a devoted caregiver and friend, Libby Kashola of Crawley; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Smathers Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jonathan Comer officiating. Burial will follow in the Patton Memorial Cemetery at Meadow Bridge.

Friends may call one hour before the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

James H. Guilliams

James H. Guilliams (Jim) of Beckley passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the VA Medical Center.

He was born March 9, 1923, in Stanaford, W.Va., son of the late John and Rosanna Lunsford Guilliams.

Jim retired as a Tech Sgt. from the U.S. Air Force with over 21 years of service and as a Staff Sgt. from the U.S. Army with over three years of service. During WWII he was in the 508th Parachute Infantry (82nd Airborne) and a Bronze Star recipient.

Preceding him in death were two brothers, Pete and Oakey, three sisters, Geneive, Louise, and Jewel.

Survivors include two brothers Danny and Bill, one sister Betty, five sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Mary, David and Barbara, Gary and Caryn, Sean and Crystal, Michael and Rebecca, two daughters and a son-in-law, Tina Baxter, Paula and Ted Gardner. He is also survived by grandchildren, Hannah, Michael, Samantha, Clay, Brandon, Michael, Tyler, Benjamin, Molly, Morgan, Lance and Logan. He was loved by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Melton Mortuary, 1200 Harper Road, Beckley, by Pastor Frank James.

Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the same day.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

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