The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 5, 2007

Obituaries — Thursday, December 6, 2007

Gary Edward Ball Sr.

Gary Edward Ball Sr., age 60, of 200 Murray St., Beckley, W.Va., died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at 4:30 a.m. at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley following a short illness.

Born at Beckley on March 2, 1947, he was the son of the late Ruth Ball Jordan, and was reared by his late grandparents, Landon and Lania Ball.

Mr. Ball was a disabled coal miner, and was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church.

He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lania Carol Ball.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Jane Fitzwater Ball; a son, Gary E. Ball II and wife, Trina, of Mullens; two daughters, Jennie Durrett and husband, Jessie, of Beckley, and Amber Dawn Ball at home; two sisters, Lana Ford and husband, Robert, of Stafford, Va., and Kelly Hinzman and husband, Rick, of Stafford, Va.; and eight grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley, with Pastor Gene Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Fitzwater, Fred Wood, Rick Metrick, Monroe Cook, Blaine Redden and Larry Fitzwater.

Online condolences may be sent to our gust book at

Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

Joe Lester Berger Sr.

STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Joe Lester Berger Sr., 91, formerly of Beckley, died 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at home following a one year illness.

Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Home, Beckley.

Phyllis Jean Carr

RICHWOOD — Phyllis Jean Carr, 68, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood. Friends may call noon until time of the service at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

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