The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 30, 2005

Obituaries - Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005

Donald Lee Abshire Sr.

Donald Lee Abshire Sr., 77, of Shady Spring died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division.

He was born June 10, 1928, at Kistler, the son of the late Keenan Abshire and Georgia Morgan Abshire.

Mr. Abshire was of the Mormon faith and retired after 35 years of service with Eastern Associated Coal Corp. as a supervisor.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Mae Abshire; and a brother, Harley Abshire.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Abshire; a son, Donald Lee Abshire Jr. of Louisville, Ky.; daughters, Jerri Peck of Iron Station, N.C., and Darlene Radichel of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons, a granddaughter, two great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters; sisters Mavis Wade of Weston, Emma Cook of Jesse and Eva Sanders of Ghent; and a brother, Van Abshire of Covington, Va.

Private service will be held at Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum, Beckley.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Salvation Army, 312 S. Fayette St., Beckley, WV 25801.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.

Mary Emmer Boone

HINTON — Mary Emmer Boone, 96, of Hinton, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at The Brier in Fairlea following a long illness.

Born July 22, 1909, in Hinton, she was the daughter of the late Moses H. and Bessie C. Boyd Wyant.

Ms. Boone was a homemaker and a member of Freedom Baptist Church at Powleys Creek. She was active in the Hinton Senior Citizens for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil A. Boone, in 1974; a son, Cecil A. Boone Jr.; four sisters, Dorothy Willey, Mabel Maddy, Eunice Collinger and Eda Allen; and a brother, Moses Wyant.

Survivors include two sons, Benny Boone and wife, Juanita, of Hilldale and B.K. Boone and friend, Eloise Dishman, of Gaithersburg, Md.; a daughter, Brenda Cooper of Forest Hill; a sister, Janie Denton of Christiansburg, Va.; eight grandchildren, Sharon Sizemore and husband, Clark, Kathy Boone, Bryan Boone and wife, Cindy, Carl Boone and wife, Susan, Cherie Drake, Kim Cooper, Kenny Cooper Jr. and wife, Becky, and Pat Boone and wife, Lisa; and nine great-grandchildren, Phillip, Jeremy, Cody, Brandon, Taylor, Grayson, Chelsie, Kelly, Mitchell and Jarrod.

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