The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 15, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, May 16, 2013


Scott Allen Carmichael

LOOKOUT — Scott Allen Carmichael, 43, of Lookout, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, following a long illness.

Born July 10, 1969, in Beckley, he was a disabled FEMA inspector and instructor, and attended the Hilton Village Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his parents, Wallis Franklin Carmichael and Ann Virginia (Hefner) Carmichael of Lookout; a daughter, MacKenzie Lenn Carmichael of Piney View; and two brothers, Michael and Stephen Carmichael, both of Lookout.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle, with Pastor Eric Keister officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 18, at the funeral chapel one hour prior to the funeral service.

Donations of sympathy may be made to the Hilton Village Baptist Church, P.O. Box 166, Lansing, WV 25862.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Rainelle.

Willard Glen Cochran

Willard Glen Cochran of Eccles, 57, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

David Lee Collins

Mr. David Lee Collins, 68, of Bluefield, formerly of Beckley, died Thursday, May 9, 2013.

Born April 13, 1945, in Beckley, he was the son of the late Peter H. Collins Sr., and Rosetta Thurmond Collins.

Mr. Collins was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Beckley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Madeline Burk Collins and brothers, Eugene, Alfonso, Peter Jr., and Jesse.

Those left to cherish precious memories are brothers, Frank Collins of San Antonio, TX, Edward Collins of Irvington, NJ, Rev. Charles (Sharon) Collins Sr., of Bluefield; sister, Louticia Wardrick of Irvington, NJ and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral service will be 12 noon, Saturday, May 18, 2013, at New Hope Baptist Church, 304 Worley Road, Beckley, with Rev. Charles Collins Sr., and Nathaniel Carey officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Condolences may be emailed to

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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