The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 27, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, July 27, 2013


James Carl  McGhee Sr.

NEWTON, N.C. — James Carl McGhee, Sr., age 83, of Newton, NC, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at his residence.

Born January 17, 1930, in Eccles, WV, he was the son of the late Joseph Harden and Nora Pearl Cozort McGhee.

James was a retired Ford auto worker, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of UAW. He was a member of Maiden Church of God, NC.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Iris McGhee and Alma Fay Conars, and a brother, Albert McGhee.

He is survived by his wife, Melinda Smith McGhee; two daughters, Viola May McGhee of Newton and Donna Louise Knapp and husband, Thomas, of Hickory; a son, James Carl McGhee, Jr., of Hickory; 5 Grandsons and 2 Great-Grandsons.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013, at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Hope, WV, with Pastor David Price officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley, WV. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Maiden Church of God, Special Missions.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, WV.

Harold Joseph ‘Joe’ Wamsley

NALLEN — Harold Joseph “Joe” Wamsley,  61, of Nallen died Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville. Burial will follow in the Dotson-Simpson Cemetery at Keslers Cross Lanes. Friends may call from noon until service time Monday at the funeral chapel.


Dorothy Adalaide Crookshanks  Weddle

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Dorothy Adalaide Crookshanks Weddle, 91, of Greeneville, Tenn., formerly of Sewell Mountain, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc. Friends may call one hour before the service from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc., Rainelle.

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