The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 5, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, March 5, 2013


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

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

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

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