The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 27, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, July 27, 2013


Franklin Lester

HANOVER — Franklin Lester, 74, of Hanover, WV 24839, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital, Charleston, WV.

He was born January 30, 1939, at Hanover, WV, to the late William Bertie and Ardith (Browning) Lester.

He was a Loan Officer at BB&T.

He was preceded in death by Parents, 7 Sisters and 5 Brothers.

Survivors include his 5 Brothers: Roger (Sharon) Lester of Coal Mountain, WV, Jimmy (Rosie) Lester of Cleveland, Ohio, Willis (Penny) Lester of Rockhouse, WV, Curtis “Sammy” Lester of Baileysville, WV, Dale (Lynn) Lester of Baileysville, WV; his 3 Sisters: Lucille Collins of Oceana, WV, Donna (David) Thompson of Hanover, WV, Lynn Justice of Hanover, WV; many nieces and nephews and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28th, 2013, at Mounts Funeral Home Chapel, Gilbert, WV, with the Rev. Ronnie Lester officiating. Burial will be in Lester Family Cemetery, Joe Point, Hanover, WV.

Pallbearers will be Family and Friends.

Friends may gather with the family at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbert on Saturday, July 27th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert, WV, is in charge of arrangements (304-664-3322).

Manuel Litos

Manuel Litos, 79 of Ameagle, WV, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at the Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV, after a long illness.

He was born June 11, 1934, at Ameagle, WV, a son of the late Minas John and Louise Barnard Litos.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy and George Litos.

Manuel worked to operate John Mike’s Restaurant which opened in 1946 by the Litos Family and served the Clear Fork community for many years.

He is survived by two sisters, Kathleen and Bettie Litos; a brother, John Litos, all of Ameagle, WV.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, July 30, 2013, at 1 o’clock in the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, WV, with Pastor David Minturn officiating. Interment will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, WV.

Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

Armstrong Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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