The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 17, 2006

Obituaries for Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Elsie Mae Sauls Alderman

Elsie Mae Sauls Alderman, 94, of Glen Daniel, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, after a long illness at her home.

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Thomas Jasper Allen

HINTON — Thomas Jasper Allen, 62, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, following a long illness at the Kines Nursing Home in Ohio.

He was born March 15, 1944, at Hinton, W.Va., the son of the late Jasper Jackson and Nina Palmer Allen.

He was retired from Hercules Inc. in Covington, Va., was a member of the Hinton Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge and was an avid golfer.

Mr. Allen was also preceded in death by his sister, Ardella Meadows.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Jaye Allen; a brother, Jacob (Jake) Allen; and a sister, Jacqueline Younger.

Graveside service and burial will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Allen Family Cemetery at Willow Wood with Pastor Pete Cook officiating.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Pallbearers will be his brother, Jake Allen; a son, T. Jaye Allen; a cousin, Johnny Richards; brother-in-law, Bill Dillon; nephew, Phillip Meadows; and a great-nephew, Shawn Meadows.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Virginia K. Bair

Virginia K. Bair, 60, of Bradley, passed away April 17, 2006.

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.

Ernest E. ‘Gene’ Brooks

MATOAKA — Ernest E. “Gene” Brooks, 74, of Matoaka (Arista Mountain) died April 15, 2006, at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born March 7, 1932, in Asco, he was the son of the late Rev. Charles Brooks and Pearl Mae Green Brooks.

Mr. Brooks was educated in McDowell County, served in the U. S. Marine Corps, worked construction, started as a volunteer firefighter and became Welch fire chief, with 12 years service. He went into Eastern Associated mine at Herndon and worked various positions until a mining accident disabled him. He was a member of the UMWA Local 9781. Mr. Brooks spent 10 years providing hospital ministry to the terminally ill. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

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