The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 26, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, May 26, 2013


Lucille V. Hollaway

RADFORD, Va. — Lucille V. Hollaway, 96, of Radford, Va., passed away Friday, May 24, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Kenneth Ewing Lambert

JUMPING BRANCH — Kenneth Ewing Lambert, 74, of Jumping Branch passed into eternal peace at 4:57 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at Summers County A.R.H. Hospital in Hinton following a long illness.

Born December 14, 1938, in Owensboro, Kentucky, he was the son of the late William Houston and Anna Mae Hall Lambert.

Affectionately called Kenny, he worked over 47 years in the Carpenters & Joiners Union in the Washington, DC, area. In the field he was project manager for large contractors and department stores. In 1981, Kenny was elected financial agent for the Washington 132 local of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Kenny retired to Jumping Branch in 1996.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jo Amorosi, three brothers, Bill, David and James Lambert, stepson, Craig S. Humphries, and first wife, Bonnie Turner Lambert.

Survivors include his loving wife of 20 years, Janet Humphries Lambert. One daughter, Pamela Geary of Grand Rapids, MI. Stepdaughter, Brenda Via and husband Dale of Charles Town, WV. Stepsons, Stephen Turner and wife Kathy of Floyds Knob, IN, and David Humphries and wife Kim of Churchville, MD. One of ten children, Kenny is also survived by two sisters, Nancy Ann Markle and husband George of Middlesex, NJ, and Judy Smith and husband Larry of Jonesboro, AR. Three brothers, Donald Lambert and wife Nancy of Lexington, KY, Larry Lambert and wife Marilynn of Louisville, KY, and Clyde Wendell of Hollywood, FL. Two grandsons, J. Kyle Geary and Tyler Geary. Great-grandson, Jasper J. Geary. Stepgranddaughters, Carolynn Humphries and Alaina Via. Stepgrandsons, William Via and Garrett Humphries. Stepgreat-granddaughter, Bailee Marie Via. Kenny has a host of nieces and nephews and also a special sister-in-law, Shirley Lambert, and brother-in-law, Norman Amorosi. Kenny cherished his childhood friend, Chester “Lucky” Brown of Louisville, KY. Also close to his heart was his precious friend, Chris Dillon of Jumping Branch.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2013, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hinton with Father Rey Landicho as celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow in the Deeds Cemetery at Jumping Branch. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of departure for the funeral Mass at Pivont Funeral Home in Hinton. A prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Chris Dillon, Joe Stanalonis, William Via, Dale Via, Steve Bennett and Ronnie Terry.

Online condolences and guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.

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