The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 5, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Melvina Stanley Evans

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

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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.

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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.

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