The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 14, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, July 14, 2013

Jason David Arthur

Jason David Arthur, 30, of Grandview, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy are available to the family via

Arrangements pending completion with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring.

Opal H. Carden

BALLARD — Opal H. Carden, 96 of Ballard, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, at the Peterstown Cemetery, Giles County, Va. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:30 a.m.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Shirley Ann (Meade) Chizmar

Shirley Ann (Meade) Chizmar, age 75, of Beckley, passed away at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital on Thursday, July 11, 2013.

Born on June 18, 1938, at Clintwood, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. Meade and Opal D. Lane Meade.

Mrs. Chizmar was a homemaker, and a member of the Open Bible Baptist Church in Beckley. She had made her home in Beckley since 1979, and had also spent her childhood in Beckley. 

Mrs. Chizmar was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny A. Chizmar, by sisters, Mabel Salyers, and Helen Spencer, and by brothers, George, Harold, Charles, Robert Randall and Buster Clarence Meade.

Surviving are her children, Johnny A. Chizmar Jr. of Beckley with whom she had made her home, and Cathy Chizmar Griffith of Beckley. A brother, Robert L. Meade Jr. and his wife Shelby of Florida; two sisters, Kathleen Gayhart of Lexington, Kentucky, and Sheila Hein and her husband Kenneth of Mechanicsville, Va. Three grandchildren, Danielle O’Donnell of Beckley, Kevin O’Donnell with the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed in North Carolina, Preston Griffith of Beckley, and a great-grandchild, Brooklyn Dawn O’Donnell Siers of Beckley.

Funeral services will be conducted  at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Rodney Allen and Pastor Tim Gonzales officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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