The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 5, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, March 5, 2013




Mary J. Bostic

PICKAWAY — Mary J. Bostic, 83, died Sunday, March 3, 2013.

Services will be  2 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the New Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Pickaway. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg.



Timothy Paul Bowes

Timothy Paul Bowes, 30, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, following a short illness.

Born Nov. 27, 1982, he was the son of Dwight “Ike” and Pamela Crane Bowes of Rupert.

He had been a Boy Scout and received an Eagle Scout Award in 2000. He was a 2001 graduate of Greenbrier West High School, where he was on the football, track and wrestling teams. He was a 2008 graduate of Concord University. He was employed by the Raleigh County Assessor’s office as a GIS mapper and analyst. He was the chairman of the Raleigh County GIS Committee. He was an avid sports fan which included NASCAR (especially Jeff Gordon), the New York Jets and WVU. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and visiting new places.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony, his maternal grandfather, Edward “Eddie” Crane, his paternal grandparents James “Jim” and Elizabeth “Sue” Huffman Bowes.

Besides his parents, he will be greatly missed by his fiancée Roseanna “Kelly” Robinson of Beckley and his maternal grandmother, Lillian Smith Crane of Rupert; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Big Clear Creek Baptist Church at Rupert, with Pastor Les Mullens officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery.

Friends may visit 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with expenses or make a contribution to the charity of your choice in his honor.

McCraw Funeral Home, Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements.



Carlis Darrell Chipps

TROY, Mo. — Carlis Darrell Chipps, 65, of Troy, formerly of Mount Nebo, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Gilgal United Methodist Church at Mount Nebo, with Pastor Rick Swearengin officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the church.

Arrangements by White Funeral Home, Summersville.



Harry D. Cook Sr.

Harry David Cook Sr., 81, of Sophia died Sunday, March 3, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Bible Baptist Church at MacArthur. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. The family will receive friends from 11 to 1 Wednesday at the church.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.



Mildred Lahoma Crutchfield

Mildred Lahoma Crutchfield, 95, of Sophia, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013. 

Services to celebrate the life of Mildred Lahoma Crutchfield will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Sophia Freewill Baptist Church, 122 Wickline Ave., Sophia, with the Rev. George Smith and the Rev. Bobby Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Hot Coal Cemetery, Sophia. Friends may gather with the family from 1 p.m. until time of the service Saturday at the church.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 101 First St., Sophia, is in charge of the arrangements.



Yvonne Esther Dixon

ORGAN CAVE — Yvonne Esther Dixon, 63, of Organ Cave, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte with the Rev. Roger Boggs officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethel Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the funeral home.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Ronceverte.



William Edward ‘Bill’ Dorsey

SUMMERSVILLE — William Edward “Bill” Dorsey, 72, of Summersville, died Sunday, March 3, 2013.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Waters Funeral Chapel at Summersville, with Pastor Arnold Nicholas officiating. Burial will follow in the Zoar Cemetery at Keslers Cross Lanes. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

E-Condolences: watersfuneralchapel@frontier.com



Melvina Stanley Evans

OAK HILL — Melvina Stanley Evans, 95, of Oak Hill, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Online condolences may be sent to www.tyreefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.



June Etta Furrow

June Etta Furrow, 89, of Shady Spring, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.



Melvin Hall

PINEVILLE — Melvin Hall, 66, of Pineville, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013.

Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Hall family.



Naomi Ruth King

RICHWOOD — Naomi Ruth King, 88, of Richwood, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Jeff Dudley officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood. Friends may call noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

All arrangements were made by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.



Rosa JuAnn Campbell McKinney

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Rosa JuAnn Campbell McKinney, 64, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013.

Family and friends are invited to attend burial rites at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Resthaven Memorial Park in Princeton, with Roselawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Freedom Life Church of God, c/o Mark Fernandez, Senior Pastor, 1208 E. Commerce Road, Milford, MI 48381; or United Full Gospel Fellowship, 1009 26th Ave., Northport, AL 35476.

Heritage Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be offered at www.heritagechapeltuscaloosa.com.

Elizabeth K. Meece

CHARLESTON — Mary Elizabeth Keeney Meece of Charleston, formerly of Lewisburg, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House after a long illness.

Born on December 30, 1929, in Rainelle, W.Va., “Liz” completed the secretarial program at the Charleston School of Commerce and worked for various companies during her career. After retiring from Bethlehem Steel, she became a licensed real estate agent and returned to Greenbrier County, where she was an active member of several organizations. She enjoyed volunteering for the Greenbrier Historical Society and was a popular tour guide at the North House Museum.

A rather accomplished artist, Liz enjoyed painting and doll making. However, out of her many interests, she loved her pets the most and was well known for providing a safe home for unwanted animals.

Liz is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel E. and Mary Fleshman Keeney; her husband, Elgin Powers Meece; and her sister, Betty Lou (Keeney) Brown.

She is survived by her niece, Kathryn Elizabeth Brown and her husband, Michael L. Reed of Charleston, and by great-nieces Ava and Maryn Reed.

Friends and family members loved Liz dearly. She was a favorite grandmother to Donna Ferguson, Timothy Clifford, and Megan Lewis. She will be remembered for her vibrant personality, steadfast loyalty and inner strength. She was an inspiration to all.

Funeral service will be 12 noon Friday, March 8, 2013, at the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg, with Pastors Dexter Taylor and Joseph Shreve officiating. Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Guests may visit one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, Liz’s family suggests donations to The Hubbard Hospice House of Charleston, or to the HospiceCare of Lewisburg, c/o the New Inpatient Facility Fund: 223 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, W.Va. 24901. 

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.



Julia Ann Turner Plaugher

DURBIN — Julia Ann Turner Plaugher, 50, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013.

In keeping with her wishes, Julia will be cremated and a memorial service will be at a later date.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.wallaceandwallacefh.com.

Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

Felicia Sturgill

Felicia Louise Sturgill, 13, of Flat Top,  died Sunday, March 3, 2013.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com.

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.



Lorena Mae ‘Logan’ Wallace

Lorena Mae “Logan” Wallace, 92, of Odd, passed away March 1st, 2013.

She was born August 5, 1920, at Odd; she was the daughter of the late Grant and Claudia Logan.

Mrs. Wallace was a very beloved and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had always been a hard worker and loved people. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was known to her grandchildren as “Granny” and “G.G” to her great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Wallace of 48 years; four brothers, Ernest Logan, Calvin Logan, Eldridge Logan, and Lloyd Logan; four sisters, Grace Vines, Lenora Walker, Ruth White, and Nora Jane Fink.

Those left to cherish her memory include her five children, Shirley Snuffer and husband, Ronald “Junk” Snuffer of Beckley, Norma Thompson and husband, Tommy of Mineral, Va., Linda Davis of Woodbridge, Va., Johnny Wallace of Odd, and Anthony “Tony” Wallace and wife, Doreen of Manassas, Va.; five grandchildren, Keith Thompson, Kenny Thompson, Regina May, Greg Davis, and Anthony Davis; seven great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Deloris Logan and Geraldine Logan; several nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Daniel Legg and Rev. Donnie Fink officiating. Following the services Mrs. Wallace will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Pallbearers will be Keith Thompson, Kenny Thompson, Greg Davis, Anthony Davis, Charles May, and Jeremy May.

Friends may gather with the family from 12 noon until time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

Donations of sympathy may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, is in charge of the arrangements.



Aretha Ann Ward

PIPESTEM — Aretha Ann Ward, 68, of Pipestem, entered into eternal rest Friday, March 1, 2013, at Raleigh General Hospital.

Born April 16, 1944, in Summers County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Benton and Hattie Faye Bragg Jolliffe.

She dearly loved her family and was a talented seamstress who enjoyed sewing and flower gardening.

Aretha was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Frazier Ward; one daughter, Teresa Ann Ward; two brothers, Thomas Edward “Bow” Jolliffe and Joseph Leroy Jolliffe; two sisters, Helen Faye Ayers and Ida Mae Jolliffe; two nieces Regina Jordan and Tina Jolliffe; and one nephew, Thomas Jolliffe.

Those left to cherish her memory include her partner, Oakley R. “Buck” Bennett Jr. of Pipestem; one daughter, Lula Faye Motherway and husband Patrick of Rhode Island; one son, Charles Randy Ward and wife Maritza of Virginia; four grandchildren, Jessica, Patrick, Abraham and Matthew; one brother, Billy Ray Jolliffe of Hinton; and one nephew, Rodney Ray Jolliffe of Grafton.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com.

Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.



Mamie S. Weaver

Mamie Sue Weaver, 80, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness.

Born November 21, 1932, at White Top, Va., she was the daughter of the late Jim and Mamie Alvertie Hensley Woodby.

Mamie was a homemaker, attended the Mullens Church of God, and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. In her leisure she also enjoyed working in her flowers and was an avid animal lover. She was the last survivor of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, George Otis Weaver; two sisters, Bernice Whitt and Elizabeth Walker; and one brother, McKinley Woodby.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Barbara Lane and her husband, Mart, of Bud Mtn., and their children, Tammy Sizemore and her husband, Steve, Georgina Gentry and her husband, Bart, and Amos Lane and his wife, Amy, and grandchildren, Caleb, Martina, Laney, Austin, Kaitlyn, Tanner, and Camden; her son, George Weaver and his wife Evonne of Bud Mtn., and their children, Christopher Weaver and his wife, Carla, and Rebecca Johnson and her husband, Joe, and grandchildren, Christian, Erica, Jesse, and Jacob; her daughter, Sharon Sims and her husband, Anthony, of Douglasville, Ga.; her son, Curtis Weaver and his wife, Kathy, of Mullens, and their children, Sarah Stewart and her husband, Shannon, Curtis Weaver II and his wife, Tiffany, Crystal Cooper and her husband, Zac, and grandchildren, Anthony, Austin, Breann, Bryce, Kaiden, Gaige, Cruze, Maddox, and Tanner; and her son, Randy Weaver and his wife, Patty, of Alpoca, and their daughter, Leeann Weaver.

Services will be noon Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the Mullens Church of God, with Rev. J.L. Riffe and Associate Pastor Jeff Riffe officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church.

Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com.

The family of Mamie Weaver is being cared for by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.