The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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October 13, 2009

Obituaries Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Zane Baden Adkins

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN — Zane Baden Adkins, 77, Chestnut Mountain, died 12:45 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2009.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2009 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Evangelist Fred Seavers officiating. Burial will follow in the Cales Cemetery at Chestnut Mt. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Funeral Parlors.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.

Rev. Jerry G. Belcher

On Friday, October 9, 2009, heaven opened its doors for Rev. Jerry G. Belcher. He peacefully left this world to rest in the arms of Jesus with family at his side at Raleigh General Hospital after battling a short illness.

Born February 28, 1944, at Edwight, W.Va., he was the son of the late Virginia Workman and step-father, Clark Workman; welcoming him into Heaven in addition is also his brother, Pat Belcher.

Jerry left behind the love of his life and best friend of 46 years, Anita �Susie� Belcher of Stickney, W.Va.; two sons, Gary �Chip� Belcher and wife, Ann of Whitesville and Jody and wife, Deana of Naoma; two daughters: Melissa Spencer and husband, Timothy of Stickney and Aimee and husband, Rev. Toby Hilderbrand of Stickney; three grandsons: Brandon Belcher and wife, Ashleigh of Clear Fork; Kory Jarrell of Stickney; Bradley Spencer of Stickney; eight granddaughters: Alicia, Kirsten, and Taylor Belcher of Charleston; Teisha and Alyssa Belcher of Naoma; Tiffany and husband, Wyndell of Arnett; Kaitlyn Cobb with one great-grandchild: Emma Gracie Milam and one great-grandchild due in December of Charleston: and Kassidy Belcher of Stickney; three step-granddaughters: Ashlee, Leslie, Brandy; one brother: Ricky Workman; five sisters: Brenda Barnette, Linda Williams, Judy Dickens, Diane Murray, and Sandy Glass.

He pastored Marshfork Worship Center and was an ordained minister by Freewill Baptist Church in 1976. He was a retired coal miner from Peabody Coal Mines and a member of the UMWA. He was a veteran serving from 1964-1967 in the Vietnam War. He loved camping, hunting, fishing and being with his family. Above all, he loved serving the Lord.

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