The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 26, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, May 26, 2013


Mary Ethelyn Wills Peterson

HANOVER, Md. — Mary Ethelyn Wills Peterson, 91, of Hanover, MD, formerly of Ghent, WV, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

Born January 24, 1922, in Beaver, WV, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Johnson and Lottie Cooper Wills. Mary was a retired secretary for the WV State Department. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Beckley and Eastern Star Bethlehem Chapter #71. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell M. Peterson.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Peterson Hale and husband Michael Wayne Hale of Hanover, MD; son, Russell Malcolm Peterson, II, and wife April Johnson Peterson of Fredericksburg, VA; grandchildren, Matthew Thomas Hale, Bethany Grace Hale, Rachel Elizabeth Peterson, Joshua Johnson Peterson, Nicholas Alexander Peterson; sister, Anna Fowler of Bedford, VA; and a brother, Herbert Wills of Beaver, WV.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bob Stoddard officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home where Bethlehem Chapter #71 will hold an Eastern Star service at 12 p.m.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Heber St., Beckley, WV 25801, or to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

Anna Lee Spurlock

BEARDS FORK — Anna Lee Spurlock, age 77, of Beards Fork, WV, departed the world on Friday, May 24, 2013.

Anna was the daughter of the late Paul Howell and Lee Anna Coleman McMillion.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William A. “Buddy” Spurlock who passed away on May 29, 1997, and her brothers, Harold McMillion and Lovell McMillion.

Anna worked in dietary at Hidden Valley for 14 years. She was a loving grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all that knew her. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Ann Hurley of Kincaid, WV, two sons, Kenny Lee Brown, Jr., and wife Jill of PA and Carlos Ray Spurlock and wife Debbie of Beards Fork, WV. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV, with Pastor Bob Vanfossen officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, May 26, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

Enoch Lee Warden

CLENDENIN — Enoch Lee Warden, 82, of Clendenin, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013.

Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. Scott Ferguson officiating. Military rites will be performed. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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