The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 29, 2013

Obituaries — Monday, April 29, 2013


Raymond Lewis Morgan Sr.

PINEVILLE — Raymond Lewis Morgan, Sr., 76, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, following a short illness.

Born September 7, 1936, in Wyoming County, he was the son of the late Alex and Gertrude Lambert Morgan.

Raymond enjoyed working, fishing, family gatherings, being outdoors, and spending time with his family. He was of the Christian faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Cook Morgan, his second wife, Iris Glea Cook Morgan, and several brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish his memory are three sons, Ray Morgan, Jr., and wife, Teresa, of Honaker, VA, Eddie Cook and wife, Laverne, of Keyrock and Dwight Cook of Keyrock; four  daughters, Sheila Morgan of Pineville, Shirley Vance and husband, Richard, of Tulsa, OK, Marie Cook of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Drema Morgan of Pineville; two sisters, Minnie Moody of Indian Creek and Anna Lee Eckard of Indian Creek; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Raymond’s life will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at New Life Community Church with Pastors Jay Morgan and Garland Cook, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in Morgan Family Cemetery, Fanrock. The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Calfee Funeral Service of Pineville.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be left and additional information may be found at

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Services of Pineville is serving the Morgan family.

Violet Abdo Oberly

MORGANTOWN — Violet Abdo Oberly, 98, formerly of Pennsylvania and Logan, died Saturday, April 27, 2013. 

Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Honaker Funeral Home in Logan. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church, followed by her burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery and a luncheon at the church. Friends may also call one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church.

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Honaker Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of her funeral services.

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